David Yott

David Andrew Yott, 70, resident of Seminole County, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 at OU Medical Center.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa. Adam Leathers will officiate, and burial will follow at Vista Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Harvey Farrell, Bret Nipper, Andrew Sheffield, Dakota Yott, Kenneth Ray, and Joey Sheffield, II.

He was born April 13, 1943 in Asher, Okla. to George Yott and Florence (Herman) Yott.

He worked as a fabricator for a trailer manufacturing company.

He is survived by his wife, Rebecca (Farrell) Murr of the home; one son, David Allen Yott of Konawa, one step-son, Joey Sheffield of Fritch, Tex.; one step-daughter, Trina Sheffield of Durant, Okla.; three brothers, Arlis Yott of Konawa, Darrell Yott of Asher, and Raymond Yott of Macomb, Okla.; three sisters, Lucy of Shawnee, Linda Sue of Shawnee, and Georgie of Oklahoma City; and fourteen grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Lisa Yott; one step-son, Scottie Sheffield; two brothers, Gene and Marvin Yott; and one sister, Ruby Lebo.

Yott

 

Morning-Star Jumper

Morning-Star (Wise) Jumper, age 35 years departed this life Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 in Oklahoma City.

She was born March 10, 1979 in Claremore to Harley Jumper and LaNore Wise.

Morning-Star was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

She loved to work out and eating out with her family at Chilinos and Zios.

Morning-Star is preceded in death by her mother; infant son; and grandmother, Tommie Jumper.

Survivors include father, Harley Jumper of Hollywood, Fla.; children, Rickito Toho of Oklahoma City, Derick Toho of Hollywood Fla., Jason Jumper, Lee John Jumper, Ericka Jumper, Asah Jumper all of Hollywood Fla., Emanuell Jumper of Oklahoma City; granddaughter, Isabella Portillo; sisters Jennifer Jumper and Symphony Jumper of Hollywood, Fla., grandparents Henry Wise and Fannie Harjo and numerous other relatives and friends.

Wake service will be 7 p.m. Sunday at Middle Creek #2 Church with Pastor Houston Tiger, and Pastor George Harjoche officiating.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 at Middle Creek #2 with Pastor Houston Tiger and Pastor George Harjoche officiating and burial will be at Tiger Family Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jason Grasshopper, Joseph Grasshopper, Darren Kernell, Treyce Harjo, Ian Lookingglass, Auburn Lookingglass, Toby Hulbutta, and Wesley Pebworth.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Thunder Wise, Nakota Wise, and Harley Jumper.

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

Online condolences can at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Jumper

 

 

 

Barbara Adams

In Memory of Barbara Beardmore Adams

May 1, 1940 – Jan. 24, 2014

Barbara Beardmore Adams departed this life on the 21st of Jan. 2014.

She was born on the 1st of May 1940, in Tulsa, Okla. to Mr. and Mrs. Herbert F. Beardmore.

At the age of 7, she moved with her family to Houston, where her father became a Vice-President of Gulf Oil.

She attended Houston schools until she graduated from Lamar High School and then enrolled at the Randolph-Macon Women’s College in Virginia.

As a mathematics major, she completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Texas.

She then became a member of the early generation of computer programmers in Houston.

Barbara worked for Brown and Root, then for M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and then for Exxon Production Research.

At Exxon, she was associated with research for offshore operations when she met Roy Adams.

Barbara and Roy were married in 1968 and soon departed for his first overseas assignment in Australia.

After another Houston assignment, they began a series of overseas assignments which geographically ranged from North Africa to Scandinavia to Southeast Asia.

Barbara adapted well to these varied environments.

Her husband referred to her as "a good wife, a good mother, and a good homemaker in six countries."

After a total of 23 years overseas, they retired to return to Houston.

Barbara resumed her volunteer work at Texas Children’s Hospital and devoted more than 11,000 additional hours there, where she was named Volunteer of the Year for 2012, before she encountered serious medical problems early in 2013.

During her years as a volunteer, Barbara served as President of the TCH Volunteer Auxiliary in 2004-2005 and later as Financial Officer for the Auxiliary Board.

She was also President of the Texas Association of Hospital Auxiliaries.

She thus devoted a major portion of her life to the volunteer effort.

Barbara is survived by her husband, Roy Adams and her son, Russell Adams.

The funeral service was conducted at two o’clock in the afternoon on Thursday, the 30th of Jan. 2014 in the Jasek Chapel of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, where Pam Taylor-Glass, Chaplain at Texas Children’s Hospital, officiated.

In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions in recognition of Barbara’s years of service may be directed to Texas Children’s Hospital, Office of Development, 1919 South Braeswood, Ste. 5214, Houston, Tex., 77030.

Adams

 

 

 

Qualla Addington

Dec. 17, 1937 - March 15, 2014

Qualla J. Addington, age 76 of Louisville, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014.

She was past president of the Suburban Women’s Club in Lexington and a member of Middletown Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther and Kate Higdon; her first husband Loren Cotton, Jr.; her brother, George Higdon; and her sister Pat Padgett.

Qualla is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Bob; sons, Brent Cotton (Luneita) and Mike Cotton (Valerie); grandchildren, Blake, Troy and Kyle Cotton; sister-in-law Jennie Higdon; brother-in-law Charles Padgett; also several nieces, nephews and host of relatives and friends.

Funeral ceremony was 11 a.m. Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Middletown Christian Church, 500 N. Watterson Trail.

Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole, Okla. at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014.

Visitation will be at Swearingen Funeral Home, Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 8 a.m. until 11 a.m.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Middletown Christian Church.

A special thanks to the staff and doctors at the Forum for their excellent care.

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

Addington

 

 

 

Lillian Allen

Lillian C. (Hale) Allen, 87, longtime Maud, Okla. resident died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 in Shawnee, Okla. 

She was born May 22, 1926 in Ada, Okla. to Fred B. Hale and Sally (Barrett) Hale.

She attended schools at Friona, Texas, Asher, Cook and Byars.

She married Shan Charnel Allen on March 13, 1947.

She was a cook for Maud Public Schools. 

Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Kay Bussey Merritt of Shawnee and Kathy Jo Pinion of Maud; three sisters, ten grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Sally Hale; her husband, Shan Allen; one infant son, Charnel Ray Allen; one daughter, Esther Owens; two brothers and one sister.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 at Trinity Baptist Church in Maud.  Interment will follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud.

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

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

Allen

 

 

 

Vicki Allen

Vicki Allen, 57, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014.

She was a long time resident of Wewoka, Okla.

She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister.

She is survived by children, Angela Silverwood from Minnesota, Louis Ballard III from Idabell, Okla., Jonathan Allen of Seminole and Nicole Allen of Seminole; one sister, Beverly Naneto from Jones, Okla.; son-in-law, Aaron Tiger; and four grandchildren, Makayla and Kyron Ballard, Aleayana Johnson and Madelynn Tiger.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 22, 2014 with burial in Jones, Okla.

Allen

 

 

 

Jacob Almon

Jacob Harold Almon was freed from the struggles of this life and began his eternal walk in heaven with Jesus on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at the Veteran's Center in Lawton.

A celebration of Harold's life and homegoing will be held at a graveside service at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 at the Marlow Cemetery with Rev. Cliff Hawkins officiating. Burial will be under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Funeral Home in Marlow.

Family visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday afternoon at the funeral home.

Harold was born Tuesday, June 1, 1926, on the family farm east of Seminole, to John Henry and Mary Elizabeth (Croy) Almon.

He graduated from Mountain View High School and served his country in the United States Navy from 1951 to 1955.

On Aug. 30, 1952, Harold married Bernice Oleta West in Seminole.

In 1960, Harold moved his family to Marlow, and began classes at the Oklahoma Missionary Baptist Institute.

Harold earned his bachelor's, masters' and doctorate degrees in theology at the college. He also earned a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and a masters' degree in education from the University of Oklahoma.

Harold served as pastor and music minister of several churches throughout Oklahoma and Arkansas.

He was an instructor at the seminary in Marlow for many years and found great joy in encouraging and mentoring young ministers who attended the college.

At the time of his retirement, Harold was serving as Dean of the school.

Along with Bernice's beautiful piano accompaniment, Harold loved to share his musical talent and enjoyment of music. He had the opportunity to sing with many quartets during his ministry and was especially proud of the albums recorded by the OMBI quartet.

All who knew Harold will remember his as a genuine and compassionate man who loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He dedicated his life to serving the Lord and those around him.

He will be greatly missed.

Those left on this earth to cherish his memory include, son, Billy Almon and his wife Ann of Duncan; one daughter, Marcella Williams of Marlow; four grandchildren, Miranda Lenocker and her husband Jeff of Edmond, Bridgette Lancaster and her husband Lee of Yukon, Chris Almon of Duncan and Drew Williams and his wife Christy of Stillwater; four great granddaughters, Cheyenne Williams, Mary Lancaster, Lauren Lenocker, Allison Lancaster; sister-in-law, Joyce Almon of Beebe, Ark.; numerous nieces and nephews.

Waiting to welcome him to heaven were Bernice, his beloved wife of fifty-two years; his parents; three brothers, Harry, Jay and Odell Almon; sister, Mary Francis Davis; and a host of friends and other relatives.

Honorary pallbearers will be his grandsons, Chris Almon, Jeff Lenocker, Lee Lancaster, Drew Williams.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Unity Baptist Church, 1725 Chisholm, Duncan, OK.

Online condolences may be made to www.callawaysmithcobb.com

Almon

 

 

 

Freeman "Pete" Amos

Freeman Ray "Pete" Amos, 68, life long Seminole resident, died Sunday, June 29, 2014 at his home in Seminole, Okla.

Pete was born Feb.1, 1946 in Seminole, Okla to Jaunell Ruth (Crawford) and Charles Rawlin Amos.

Pete grew up in the Seminole area and attended Varnum Schools, he graduated in 1964.

In his younger years he attended the Church of Christ at Little, Okla.

Pete worked as an electrician for Canadian Valley Electric Corp., Mullinex Electric and B & L Electric before starting his own business in 1989, "Pete’s Electric".

He loved John Wayne and his movies, he enjoyed watching old western shows, but his greatest love was his grandchildren whom he cherished very much.

Pete married Judy Gooding on April 18, 1969 in Shawnee, Okla.

Pete leaves to cherish his memory, his wife Judy Amos of 45 years; his sons, Ryan Amos, Ricky Amos and Russell Amos of Seminole, Okla.; two daughters-in-law, Danael and Nekiah Amos; his grandchildren, Shelby, Wyatt, Paige, Scarlett, Bode, Daniel and Maggie; his mother, Jaunell Moses; three sisters, Carolyn and her husband Charley Sullivan, Charlene and her husband Jerry Robertson, and Marian Henry, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Pete was preceded in death by his father, C.R. Amos; grandparents, Maude and Harlan Amos and Pearl and Earnest Crawford.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 3, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Ryan Amos, Ricky Amos, Russell Amos, Bob Herron, Houston Yeager and Ronnie Richardson.

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

Amos

 

 

 

John "Doug" Arnold

John Douglas "Doug" Arnold, 84, of Macomb, Okla. went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in Kissimmee, Fla.

He was born on March 27, 1929 to Olen Douglas and Jessie (Jackson) Arnold in Wanette, Okla.

Doug was raised in the Sacred Heart, Tecumseh and Earlsboro areas. He attended Wewoka High School and lived most of his life in the Wewoka area until moving to Oklahoma City and then later to Macomb where he made his home for the last 20 plus years.

He married Ione Scott on March 27, 1948 in Wewoka, Okla.

Doug was a Church of Christ Minister for 50 years preaching at churches in Sasakwa, Cromwell and other smaller congregations. He was the minister at Wanette Church of Christ for 18 years before retiring. Doug worked as a police officer in Wewoka for several years, before becoming the undersheriff for Seminole County and later serving as Chief of the State Capitol Police.

He was a member of the Highland Church of Christ in Tecumseh. Doug was a very devout man of his faith and loved serving the Lord. He enjoyed visiting and spending time with friends and family and working on his farm. Doug was very active in the Lions Club and was awarded the Melvin Jones Award and the Distinguished Service Award. He was a good provider, husband, father and grandfather and will be sorely missed.

Doug was preceded in death by his parents; son, John Craig Arnold; and granddaughter, Pamela Arnold.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 65 years, Ione Arnold, of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Olen and Audrey Arnold, of Seminole; 2 grandsons, Brent Arnold and Mike Stidham; 3 granddaughters, Monica Palmer, Krista Clark and Michelle Stidham; 9 great-grandchildren, Thomas, Laura, Briar, Marley, Ashton, Angela, Kaleb, Allison, Brianna and Zoey; sister, Pat Ray, of Oklahoma City; aunt, Ruby Mae Jones of Shawnee; niece, Cindy Hendrick; and many extended family and friends.

Visitation will be 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, February 23, 2014 and continue through service time. Service will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 24, 2014 at Highland Church of Christ in Tecumseh with Erick Henson officiating. Burial will follow at Wanette 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.

 

Arnold

 

 

 

David Azlin

Dr. David Allen Azlin, 59, passed away peacefully Monday, with his two pets that he dearly loved, Abby & Molly by his side.

The son of William Junior & Gussie Marie Azlin, David was born July 25, 1955 in Holdenville, Okla.

David grew up in Wewoka, Okla. and later attended Moore High School where he graduated in 1973.

He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from OU in 1978 and furthered his education with a Doctorate of Pharmacy from OU.

He dedicated his life to serving & helping others.

For 30 years, he worked as the Director of Pharmacy at Edmond Memorial Hospital.

For the last 2 years, David worked for United Health Care, specifically dedicating the last 3 months of his life to assisting in clinical research for the cure of Myelofibrosis at MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he inspired many people with his beautiful smile and sweet spirit.

An avid OU football fan, David was a longtime member of Crossroads Church and loved the Lord with all of his heart.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He leaves behind his brother, Geary Don Azlin & wife Kay of OKC; sisters: Jane Weston & husband, Ron of OKC and Deborah Boswell & husband, Jerry of Nassau Bay, Tex; Nephew, Dewayne Weston & wife, Tara; Nieces: Lisa & Amy Azlin and Duana Loechel & husband, Jeff; grandnephew, Graham Weston, grandnieces: Lindsey & Taylor Loechel; and many other family & friends.

Viewing will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday & Friday.

Services to celebrate his life are 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 at Crossroads Church, SW 89th ST & S. Shields Blvd with burial following at 2:00 p.m. at Little Cemetery, near Seminole, Okla.

Friends may leave condolences at www.vondelsmithmortuary.com.

Services are under the direction of Vondel Smith & Son Mortuary.

 

Azlin

 

 

 

Lane Azlin

Lane Isaac Azlin went to live with his "Big Daddy" on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.

Tommy and Nikki (Norman) Azlin brought Lane home to Wewoka, Okla. on July 30, 2004 where he grew up with his brother Logan, whom he referred to as Bub and his sister Laci who was simply known as Sis.

Lane loved to be active and enjoyed just about anything happening in the great outdoors.

He was a hunter, a fisherman, a swimmer, a four-wheeling pro, a horse-rider, a bike-rider, a trickster on the trampoline, a sledding pro, and an amazing showman on the inter-tube flying behind the boat.

He loved to pop fireworks and camp out at the lake.

He was a gifted athlete pulling his teams to victory in basketball, football, baseball, and soccer. The kid was fearless.

The greatest gift that God gave Lane was his ability to make friends and make everyone feel at home. He had the biggest smile and entertained people with only his personality.

Popcorn was his favorite food and he was sure his one mission in life was to control the bird population by shooting skeet.

Keeping Lane’s memory alive is his father, mother, brother, and sister of the home; Uncle Bill and Aunt Katigan Cochran of Edmond, Uncle Patrick and Aunt Carlie Hullum of Oklahoma City, Uncle Tony and Aunt Deanna Azlin of Wewoka, Uncle Jimmy Don Azlin of Wewoka, Uncle Shane and Aunt Lynn Azlin of Wewoka, and Uncle Grant and Aunt Nancy Smith of Wewoka.

Missing their fearless cousin are Karis Cochran of Edmond, Britta Azlin of Edmond, Lesley Shed of Holdenville, Autumn and Weston Shed of Holdenville, Jarrod and Dayna Wood of Wewoka, Emma, Kade, and Reese Wood of Wewoka, Justin and Shaina Moon of Wewoka, Dex Azlin, Paige Azlin, Dakota Smith, Brooklyn Smith, and Taryn Sipes all of Wewoka.

Missing their baby grandson will be maternal grandparents Al and Kathy Hullum of Tecumseh, Okla. and paternal grandparents Jim and Ellen Azlin of Wewoka, Okla.

Missing his great-grandson will be Lane’s maternal great grandparent Don Neal of Tulsa, Okla.

Welcoming Lane to Heaven is Lane’s maternal grandfather Jimmy Norman, maternal great-grandmothers Mary Ann (Katigan) Neal and Joyce Grooms, maternal great-grandfathers OB Grooms and J.B. Norman and paternal great grandparents Luther and Lena Azlin and Willie and Ruth Horn.

Supporting their brother, friend, and cousin one last time will be pallbearers Dakota Smith, Dex Azlin, Colton Stafford, Dae Dae Shepherd, Triston Patterson, and Logan Azlin.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Cole Stafford, Carli Stafford, Brody Moody, Noah Gentry, Tori Grace Ford, Case Phillips, Tobe Phillips, Emma Wood, Kade, Wood, Gavin Aldridge, Blayne Norman, Grayson Ervin, Isaac Warrior, Spencer Childers, Eyan Norman, the Wewoka fourth grade football and basketball team, the Wewoka third grade football team, and the Cobra Jets baseball team.

Please join our family for a Candlelight Ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the Wewoka High School Football Field.

Lane’s Celebration of Life Service will be held on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Wewoka High School Auditorium.

Private viewing on Wednesday is for family only.

All family is invited to a meal at the New Life Church Gym after gravesite services.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Azlin

 

 

 

Beulah Baize

 

Beulah Irene Baize, 86, longtime Maud resident died, Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 in Maud, Okla.

Beulah was born July 3, 1928 in Indiana to Clara Ozelia (Sundemyer) and James Carlese Watson.

Beulah came to Maud, Okla. from Arizona in 1972.

She had been a cook and waitress in several restaurants during her adult life.

She is survived by three sons; Everett Baize of Depew, Okla. James Baize of Konawa, Okla. and Michael Baize of Maud, Okla.; three daughters, Lora Chester of Maud, Okla., Brenda Dobbs and Wilma Tyson both of Tecumseh, Okla.; one sister Eva Elder of Ind. and twenty grandchildren, fifty-two great grandchildren, and twenty-three great great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband William Baize, one sister and four brothers.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

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

 

Baize

 

 

 

Shirley Baker

Shirley Joanne (Burton) Baker, Seminole county resident, passed away Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 at Shawnee, Okla. at the age of 79.

Shirley was born Feb. 1, 1935 in Gallup, N.M. to parents, Del Burton and Jenny Mae (Baca) Burton.

Shirley was raised by John and Flora Depaldos in Denver, Color.

She married Donald Philip Baker on May 16, 1974 in Reno, Nev.

Shirley was a homemaker and a member of Immanuel Fellowship Church.

She loved being with family, friends, spending time at the Heritage House and watching wrestling on television.

Shirley is survived by three sons, Billy Williams of Shawnee, Okla., David Baker of Wells, Tex., Ricky Baker of Shawnee, Okla.; one daughter, Vicky Blakley of Seminole, Okla. and 11 grandchildren.

Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Baker on Sept. 29, 1992.

Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

Messages of condolence may be sent www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

Baker

 

 

 

Jenna Ballard

Jenna Sky Ballard died March 3, 2014 in Holdenville, Okla.

She was born on March 29, 2013 in Poteau, Okla. to James and Ashley (Lockaby) Ballard.

She is preceded in death by great-grandfathers, Bill Staley and Buck Lockaby.

She is survived by her parents, James J.T. and Ashley Ballard of the home; sisters, Nellie Marie Ballard and Lyna Falon Jones; brother, Ryan Lewis Ballard; grandparents, Chris and Janet Davis of Wewoka, James and Stephanie Ballard of McAlester, Leo and Betty Lewallen of Heavner, Rebecca Marrone and Ronnie Phillips of Chester, Ark., Michael Lockaby of Ripley, Miss., Dean Marrone of Fort Smith, Ark., Heather and Terry Rumsey of Myrtle, Miss.; great-grandparents, Shirley Valdivia of Salisaw, Sarah Byrd of Canadian, and Donna and Robert Hughes of Chester, Ark., Leonard and Donna Bowen of New Albany, Miss.

A funeral service has been scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Hudson Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Holdenville, Okla. Rev. Jay Badry will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Jason Ballard, Tryson Thain, Nicholas Marrone, and Quinten Marrone.

Interment will follow at the Canadian Masonic Cemetery in Canadian, Okla.

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

Online condolences to the family can be made at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Ballard

 

 

 

Barbara Barlow

Barbara Ann (Siler) Barlow, 81 year old, lifelong Seminole resident passed from this life on Nov. 12, 2014 at Seminole Estates Care Center in Seminole.

She was born Dec. 5, 1932 in Seminole to parents, Cecil Roy Siler and Ethel Mae (Turner) Siler.

Barbara graduated from Wolf, Oklahoma High School as the Valedictorian in 1950.

She is also a long time member of the Wolf Free Will Baptist Church.

Barbara had worked for many years as a caregiver.

She had helped at both Seminole and Wewoka Public Schools.

She was also a homemaker.

On Oct. 31, 1950 she married J.B. Barlow in Cromwell, Okla.

Sadly he preceded her in death in 1975.

She leaves to cherish her memory her two sons, Doyle Barlow and Gary Barlow both of Seminole, Okla.; one brother and sister-in-law, Ronnie and Lois Siler of Wolf, Okla.; one sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Ronnie Isaacs of Konawa, Okla.; three grandchildren, Kyle, Johnnie and Nicole.

Barbara is also survived by great-grandchildren and a host of other family and dear friends.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, by two brothers, Weldon Siler and Larry Siler.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 at the Wolf Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Alan Wood officiating the service.

Interment will follow at the Wolf Cemetery.

The family will gather for a lunch at Noon on Friday at the Wolf Free Will Baptist Church.

Casket Bearers will be: Michael Isaacs, Kenneth Self, Jared Self, Mickey Knight, Gregg Cook and Eric Sinor.

 

Honorary Bearers will be: Martin Siler, Gage Underwood and Eddie Rosson.

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

Barlow

 

 

 

Edward Barnes

Edward Leon Barnes passed away on June 8, 2014 in Sylvania, Ohio.

Leon was born on Dec. 6, 1923 to Edward Mack Barnes and Eva (Smith) Barnes.

He had four brothers and sisters, Carl, Hazel, Monnie and Darrell.

He attended school at Pecan Grove and New Lima Schools.

Leon married Alma Plunkett and the couple had three children, Jerry, Richard and Linda.

Leon served his country honorably in the United States Army Air Corps. He served in World War II in Europe, 8th Air Force Top Gunner on a B-17 Bomber.

Leon worked for 58 years as a Journeyman Pipefitter in various states.

He retired from the Pipefitters Union Local #375 in Fairbanks, Alaska.

After retirement, Leon and Alma returned home to Wewoka, Okla.

They enjoyed traveling in their motor home all over the country. They often returned from their adventures full of exciting stories and wonderful new friendships made along the way.

Leon loved to tinker and repair anything that might be broken or could be made to use better. He was resourceful when it came to repairs.

Leon loved watching sporting events on television.

He and siblings would enjoy hours of phone conversations before, during and after games to discuss the events and probable outcomes.

He is preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Carl Barnes, Monnie Reich, and Darrell Barnes; and nephew, Ronald Reich.

Leon is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Alma of Sylvania, Ohio; children, Jerry Barnes and his wife Sylvia of Lexington, Nebr.; Richard Barnes and wife Kathy of Sylvania, Ohio; and Linda (Barnes) Arnold and husband Bob of Davidsonville, Md.; grandchildren, John Barnes, Eric Barnes, Brittany Wierzbinski, Meagan Leathers, Amanda Porter and Drew Porter; 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Hazel Morphis of Wewoka; sister-in-law, Imogine Barnes of Cheyenne, Wyo.; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

Barnes

 

 

 

Imogene Barnes

Imogene Seward Barnes, 85, of Cheyenne, Wyo., died Wednesday, June 25, 2014 in Cheyenne.

She was born March 18, 1929 in Kansas City, Mo.

She married Carl Carlos Barnes in Van Buren, Ark.

They made their home in various locations including Cheyenne and Wewoka, Okla.

She was a homemaker.

Imogene was most proud of obtaining her teaching degree from the University of Wyoming.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Barnes; and mother, Pearl Seward.

She is survived by her daughter, Susann C. Anderson of Cheyenne, Wyo.; and sister-in-law, Hazel (Barnes) Morphis of Wewoka.

Barnes

 

 

 

Vincent Barnett

Vincent Lee Barnett, 41, Seminole, resident died Friday, July 4, 2014 in Seminole, Okla.

He was born Oct. 11, 1972 in Talihina, Okla. to Mary Sue (Ben) and Clifford Lee Barnett.

He moved back to the Seminole area in 2009. He attended and graduated from Latta High School in 1990.

He is survived by his parents, Clifford and Mary Sue Barnett of Seminole, Okla., four daughters, Megan Waddle Cox of Warrensburg, Mo., Nora L. Barnett, Mychal E. Barnett and Alexis Owings all of Shawnee, Okla.; one sister, Melanie Barnett of Opelousas, La.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Martha Cole Billy, Madeline Harjo Harrison, and Babe and Josie Harjo.

Wake services will be held Monday, July 7, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at the Spring Baptist Church in Sasakwa, Okla. with burial at the Harjo Family Cemetery. Rev. Faren Coody and Brother Frank Moppin will officiate at the service.

Casket bearers will be Chris Jones, Justin Hooper, Oscar Carpitche, Mark Lena Robert Jay Taylor, and Rashad McGilbert.

Honorary bearers will be Ronnie EagleRoad, Josh Puntka, Dalton Branch, Rick Walker, Gerald Harjo, Billy Archer, Michael Owings, Rick Barnoskie and Mike Porter.

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

Barnett

 

 

 

Margaret Bartholomew

Margaret Pearl Bartholomew, 81 passed away on Monday, April 28, 2014 in Holdenville, Okla.

A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, May 9, 2014 at New Life Church in Wewoka. Pastor Tom Azlin will officiate.

Honorary bearers will be Jack Emmerson, Harvey Holliman, Paul Cain, and Kevin Cain.

Margaret was born Nov. 27, 1932 in Atwood, Okla. to Rosco and Alta Rowsey Abercrombie.

Margaret was a member of the Holdenville Arts Society, Oklahoma City Sewing Club, and retired from working at Southwestern Bell Telephone.

She loved to quilt and garden.

More than anything she loved all her grandchildren and spending time with them.

She was a very active person and enjoyed living life.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her son, Dane Ford and wife Laura of Holdenville; step-sons, James Bartholomew and Larry Batholomew of Texas; grandchildren, Micah and Christopher Cheatwood of Holdenville, Lainey Ford of Holdenville, Dustin Ford of Holdenville, Tori Grace Ford of Holdenville, Jeff Bartholomew, Ryan Bartholomew, Justin Bartholomew, Bailey Bartholomew, and Steven Bartholomew all of Texas; and great-grandson, Case Cheatwood; as well as a host of other family and friends.

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

Online condolences to the family can be made at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Bartholomew

 

 

 

Ruby Bemo

Ruby Jewell Bemo, 88, longtime Seminole resident died Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City, Okla.

She was born Sept. 13, 1925 to Mamie (Beasley) and William Alvin Arthur in Cove, Ark.

She was a Home-Health Care provider for most of her working career.

She is survived by her two sons, Jimmy Jordan of Arkansas and Delton Brock of Seminole, and her daughter, Norma Benedict of Yukon, Okla.; a brother, Frank Arthur of Texas; a sister, Katy West of McAlester, Okla.; along with numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Dorothy Loving; and a son, Haskell Brock.

Funeral services are planned for 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bruce Benson officiating and assisted by Rev. Brandon Smith. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Casket bearers are Glenn Joseph Benedict, Jacob Hitchcock, Haskell Brock Jr., Vann Brock, Jerry Brock, Glenn Edward Benedict and Dale Brock.

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

Bemo

 

 

 

Bobbie Berry

 

Bobbie Jean (Woodberry) Berry, long time Seminole resident, passed into eternal life on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 at her home, she was 78 years old. 

Bobbie was born on January 23, 1936 in Blossom, Tex. to Lem and Eliza (Bell) Woodberry.

Bobbie was a homemaker and mother to her children. 

She was a member of the Church of God in Christ.

Bobbie leaves to cherish her memory, 3 sons, James Woodberry of Seminole, Okla., Joe Woodberry of Kans., and Eddie Berry of Shawnee, Okla.; 6 daughters, Jean Lee of Seminole, Okla., June Berry of Tenn., Joyce Berry of Seminole, Okla., Janell Harris of Tenn., Janett Berry of Shawnee, Okla. and Jane Ayers of Tulsa, Okla.; 1 brother, Samuel Woodberry of Wichita, Kansas; 13 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren as well as many other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elder Elmer Berry; 2 brothers, John and Jay Woodberry; and grandchild, Steven Berry.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home chapel with Rev. John Berry officiating. 

Burial will be at Little Cemetery, Little, Okla. 

Pallbearers are Tim Hunt, Tyrone Henderson, Michael Island, Eddie Berry, Joe Woodberry and Richard Watts.

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

 

Berry

 

 

 

Wanda Biggs

Wanda Jo Biggs, was born March 14, 1938 to A.G. and Josie (Wyatt) Gonyer of Sasakwa, Okla.

She grew up in Sasakwa and attended Sasakwa Schools where she graduated in the class of 1956.

She married Robert Jack (Biggs) on July 21, 1956.

They welcomed into the world their first daughter on Jan. 4, 1959, twin daughters on Aug. 19, 1960, and their fourth daughter on Feb. 2, 1966.

Wanda was employed at the State Capitol in Oklahoma City as a secretary, from there she was employed by the Ammunition Depot in McAlester as a secretary, and later worked as the cafeteria manager at Sasakwa Schools, and prepared taxes part time as well until 1983, when she became a full time self-employed tax preparer until April 15, 2014.

Wanda died peacefully the morning of Sept. 3, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City.

Preceding Wanda in death are her parents; daughters, Linda Gay Biggs Vantassel and Glenda Faye Biggs.

Survivors include husband, Robert Jack (Bob) Biggs of 58 years; sisters, Judy Harris, and Anita Gonyer; daughters, Terri Ann and husband, Andrew Hoffman, Paula Marie and husband, Bobby Lambert; grandsons, Joshua and Jesse Vantassel, Cody Blevens, Justin Brock; granddaughters, Arissa Coody, Kelli Lopez, Ann Dee Weatherington, Miquel Cullop; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 at Sasakwa High School Auditorium with Pastor Wesley Martin officiating and burial at Oakwood Cemetery

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Biggs

 

 

 

Raymond Billings

Former resident of Seminole passed away April 21, 2014 in Shawnee, Okla. at the age of 83 years old.

Raymond was born July 24, 1930 to Elmer and Lela (Gentry) Billings in Bowlegs, Okla.

He attended Bowlegs Schools and entered the United States Army in 1950.

After his discharge from the military, he moved to Ponca City, Okla. where he worked as a journeyman electrician for the Local 444 until retirement in 1985.

Raymond loved to hunt and fish, coon hunting was a passion for him, and he loved to hear the bark of his Walker hounds.

OU had no greater fan than Ray.

He was a member of the Bowlegs Assembly of God church.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Lela Gentry; his brothers, Ralph and Daniel Billings; sisters, Geraldine Billings Johnson and Wilma Fern Billings Boyington; two nephews; and one niece.

He is survived by the mother of his oldest children Dixie Billings of Floresville, Tex.; and the mother of his youngest children, DeLana Billings-Wilbourn of Shawnee, Okla.

He is survived by one daughter, Sheyrl Slawson and husband, Fred of Floresville, Tex.; five sons, Dennis Billings and wife, Jeannette Billilngs of Glencoe, Okla., Mark Billings and wife, Ericka of Ypsilanti, Mich., Thomas Billings and wife, Skye of Shawnee, Okla. Nathan Billings of Shawnee, and Devon Billings and wife, Emily of Waxahachie, Tex.

He is survived by twelve grandchildren, Matthew Billings and wife, Heather of Stillwater, Okla., Amy Kliner and husband, Jake of Ponca City, Okla., Audrey Billings of Ponca City, Okla., Shawna Edmiston and husband, Jason of Ruston, La., Fred Ryan Slawson and wife, Rachel of Syria, Ariz., Jessica Slawson of San Antoine, Tex., Angela and Elana Billings of Seminole, Okla., Cullen Rankin of Shawnee, Andrew, Chase and Allison Billings of Ypsilanti, Mich.; four great grandchildren, Levi Edmiston, Olivia Kliner and Hunter and Collin Billings; and the staff of Colonial Estate Nursing home and Heartland Hospice.

Memorial service will be Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 11 a.m. in Meeker, Okla. at Living Waters Pentecostal Church of God. Rev. Darrell Witten and Rev. Donna Morton will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make donation to Living Waters, Youth camp fund.

Billings

 

 

 

Judy Bivens

 

Judy Ann Bivens passed away Monday, Oct. 27th, 2014 at her home in Wewoka surrounded by her daughter and grandchildren.

She was born Jan. 15th, 1947 in Altus, Okla. and later became the cherished daughter of O.C. "Tutt" and Eadith Cummings Tilley.

Judy graduated from Wewoka High School and was the National Guard Queen of 1965 and married Ronald Kent, with whom she had her daughter.

Judy later married Robert Bivens and they were married for 34 years.

Together they owned and operated their painting business and insurance business for many years before retiring to Wewoka.

Judy loved spending time with her grand and great grandchildren, she loved the outdoors, long country drives, crocheting and working in her garden making fall foliage decorations and Judy loved Jesus with all her heart.

Judy is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert Bivens, and brother; Michael Tilley.

She is survived by her daughter; Tricia Ann Bivens of Apache, Okla., sister Carol Sue Smith of Oklahoma City, grandchildren; Jamie Dawn Bussell, Cassandra Glenn Kidd, Jennifer Elaine Taylor, Stephen Ellijah Lee Bivens, and Dakota Wayne Bivens, 9 great grandchildren, nephews; Jason Tilley, and Owen C. Tilley, numerous other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be 1:00p.m. Monday November 3, 2014 at New Life Church in Wewoka with Pastor Tommy Azlin and Pastor Bruce Benson officiating, Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Wewoka.

Pallbearers are Stephen E. Bivens, John Kidd, Kasey Bussell, Dakota Bivens, Ronnie Bivens and Cody Bivens.

 

Honorary bearers are Andy Crockett, John Moore, and Trent Garrett.

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

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

Bivens

 

 

 

Robert Bivens

Robert Lee Bivens passed away Sunday, Oct. 5th, 2014 at his home in Wewoka, Okla.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday Oct. 9, 2014 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel and interment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery with Pastor Bruce Benson officiating.

A pot luck dinner will be held after the service at the Wewoka Civic Center.

Robert was born June 9, 1944 in Richmond, Calif. to Lee and Mildred Louise Randalls Bivens Bean.

He graduated Richmond High school and later attended College for two years.

He proudly served his country in the United States Navy in Vietnam with the rank ADJ2 E-5 as an aircraft mechanic. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal.

After his honorable discharge, he sold insurance for over 10 years and later owned his own insurance agency and then became a painting contractor for over 20 years.

Robert is preceded in death by his parents; daughters, Donna Bivens and Tammy Bivens; sisters, Sandy Bean and Susan Bivens.

Robert is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Judy Bivens of the home; daughters, Michelle Johnston of Showlow Ariz., LeAnn Zalewski of Buena Park, Calif., Deann Davis of Lawrenceville Ga., and Tricia Ann Bivens of Apache, Okla., numerous grandchildren; great grandchildren; brothers, Paul Bean of Oklahoma City, Ronald Bivens of Oklahoma City; sister, Joyce Detrick of Tulsa and Linda Volt of Oklahoma City; and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guest book is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Bivens

 

 

 

Charles Blankenship

Charles Levi Blankenship, 82, died June 11, 2014 at a care facility in Temple, Tex., where he had been a resident the last four years. 

He lived in Colorado City, Tex. prior to moving to Temple. 

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 14, 2014 2 pm at Lawn Baptist Church, Price Mathieson officiating.  Burial will be at Rogers Cemetery following the funeral service. 

He was born in Wewoka Okla. to Aaron and Beatrice Adams Blankenship.

He is survived by a daughter, Mary Beth Kindt, of Kalamazo, Mich., and two brothers, Tex of Colorado City, Tex., and Alvis of Lawn, Tex.

He was a veteran, having served in the United States Air Force from 1953 to 1967.  He was a pilot, and had the rank of captain.  He left the Air Force due to a medical disability.  

Michael Blassingame

Graveside service for Michael Dale "Poss" Blassingame, 67, of Shawnee, will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Resthaven Memorial Park with Lynn Touchette, officiating. Inturnment is under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.

Dale passed away on April 12, 2014, in Shawnee.

Dale was born May 6, 1946, in Shawnee, Okla., to Robert Lowell and Audry Louise (Shorney) Blassingame.

He retired from Seminole County as a road grater. However, his passion was farming. He loved tractors and cows.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Randy Blassingame; grandparents, Joe and Audry Shorney and George and Ida Blassingame; and special cousin/friend, Donnie Blassingame.

He is survived by two brothers, Warren Blassingame and his wife, Kathy of Tecumseh and Dean Blassingame of Earlsboro; one sister, Sharon Helm and her husband, Gary of Rusk, Tex.; special loved one, Ricia Brooking and her husband, Chad and their children, Mariah, Tariah and Holden Brooking, all of Shawnee; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

The family would like to say a special thank you to everyone at Golden Rule Nursing Home and Heavenly Hospice for all their care and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Dale's memory to Golden Rule Nursing Home, 38801 Hardesty Road, Shawnee, OK 74801 or to Heavenly Hospice, 20 E 9th St., Shawnee, OK 74801.

Nolene Bobo

Nolene P. Bobo, of Holdenville, passed away on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the Integris Hospice Home in Oklahoma City at the age of 89.

She was born July 16, 1924 in Sims, Ark. to Walter Roy Summit and Lucinda Jane (Trapp) Summit.

Nolene was a life-long member of the Lone Valley Church of God in Sims, Ark., but attended the First Free Will Baptist Church of Wewoka after she moved to Wewoka in November of 2001.

Upon entering Heritage Village she actively participated in the worship services presented there.

Nolene was a multi-talented individual. She was an accomplished musician, singer and song writer, teacher of music, an artist and taxidermist.

Nolene played several musical instruments, such as guitar, fiddle, piano and accordion.

In her earlier years, along with her twin sister Nadine, she played on two radio programs; one out of Hot Springs, Ark., on KTHS in the 1940’s, and one out of Wewoka, Okla., on KWSH in the 1950’s.

During that same time they co-wrote several songs, including "Honey, Do You Think of Me" which was recorded by The Lonesome Drifter.

Throughout her life, she has participated in many musical programs, such as the Lincoln Country Hayride in Prague, Okla., the weekly music show in Mt. Ida, Ark. and even programs presented by the Allen Band at the Heritage Village Nursing Home in Holdenville, Okla.

She felt blessed to be privileged to join in with the Allen Band which she thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated. She looked forward to each opportunity to play with them.

She married Andrew Clifton Bobo on Nov. 24, 1970, and she and Clifton wrote a number of gospel songs that were published by Baxter Quartet Co, Stamps Baxter, Vaughan and Jeffress Music Companies.

They regularly attended state and regional singing conventions at which many of their songs were performed.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifton Bobo; her parents, Walter and Lucinda Summit; four sisters, Audrey McDonald, Sylvia Mabry, Ruby Anderson, and Wilma Bissell; and three brothers, Gordon Summit, Daniel Summit and an infant brother.

She is survived by her twin sister, Nadine Qualls of Wewoka, and Nadine’s four children, who looked upon her as their second mother, Travis Qualls and wife Suzanne of Wewoka, Afton Qualls and wife Lynda of Maumelle, Ark., Anita Larney and husband Ben of Holdenville, and Sheila Spring and husband Jerry of Wewoka.

She is also survived by ten other nieces and nephews, whom she loved dearly, as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

She will be missed by all who loved her.

Services will be held Wednesday, March 26 at 2 p.m. at the First Free Will Baptist Church located at 4th and Patton in Wewoka. Interment will be at the Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.  Rev. Allen Moore and Rev. Earl Scroggins are the officiating ministers. 

Pallbearers are Kenneth Johnson, Mike Clemmer, John Davidson, Adam Yandell, Landon Qualls, and Glen Trapp. 

Honorary pallbearers are Raymond Summit, Glen Summit, Jodie Bissell, Travis Qualls, Afton Qualls, David Qualls, Kevin Qualls, Rob Morris, and members of the Allen Band.

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

Bobo

 

 

 

Leasa Boggs

Leasa Diane Boggs, 53, former longtime Seminole resident died Saturday, May 3, 2014 in Forney, Tex.

Leasa was born Aug. 29, 1960 in Shawnee, Okla. to Norman Clay and Joyce Faye (Sandefur) Boggs.

Leasa was a registered nurse for many years working locally at Pioneer Nursing Home, Seminole Municipal Hospital, Misson Hill Hospital in Shawnee, Okla. and more recently in several Emergency Rooms in the Dallas, Tex. area with her last position at Texas Regional Medical Center.

She received her associate’s degree from Seminole State College and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing from East Central University in Ada, Okla.

Leasa was a member of the Church of Christ in Seminole, Okla. and will always be remembered for her beautiful smile and the way she touched lives through her caring services in nursing.

Leasa is survived by her parents, Norman and Joyce Boggs of Seminole; daughter, Alex Houston and her husband Drew of Dallas, Tex.; her sister, Linda Gary and her husband Terry of Tulsa, Okla.; her grandchildren, A.J., Austin and Andrew Houston; her nephews, Joshua and Curtis Gary of Tulsa; and her extended family Justin and Amanda Shaw of Forney, Tex., Ashley Quinton and a host of nurses who loved her and helped care for her.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Friday May 9, 2014 at the Church of Christ in Seminole, 12040 Highway 99 north, with Chris Stinnett officiating. Burial will follow at Tecumseh Mission Cemetery in Tecumseh, Okla.

The family will receive friends and family at a special visitation, Thursday, May 8, 2014, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

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

Boggs

 

 

 

Jessie Boller

Former Wewoka resident Jessie Dawn Boller, age 32 passed away on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 at the Allen Presbyterian Hospital after a short illness.

Jessie was born on April 7, 1981 in Wewoka, Okla. to the late Russell Brad Bowden her adopted father and Debora Gayle Sneed.

Jessie graduated from McAlester High School and attended East Central University in Ada, Okla. where she received a of Bachelor of Arts degree.

At present she was employed by Real Page Software as a staff trainer.

Jessie loved to run in marathons and was a body builder.

She was a very successful businesswoman and had been the founder of "Not One More Time" for abused women.

She was a great mother to her two children and a mentor for young women and very active in fundraiser.

She loved to go to Falls Creek.

Jessie is preceded in death by her adopted father, Russell Brad Bowden; grandfather, H.B. Calvert; and grandmother, Janice Belshe.

Survivors include her two children, Colby Tad Bowden and Kaden Charles Boller; biological father, Jimmy Wayne Calvert; and step mother, Janna Calvert; mother, Debora Gayle (Sneed) Calvert; and step-father, Terry Calvert; sister, Shanna Calvert Aranda of Oklahoma City; brothers Byron Calvert of Maud, and Austin Calvert; maternal grandparents, Glenna Sneed, Don and Linda Sneed; paternal grandparents, Jan Calvert, Richard and Ruth Ann Bowden; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She will be greatly missed by all that knew her.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at New Life Church Rev. Sam Ketchum and Pastor Tommy Azlin will officiate. Burial will follow at the Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

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

An online guest book is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

 

Boller

 

 

 

David Boren

David Carl "Dave" Boren, 49, of Park City, Kans., formerly of Tecumseh, Okla. died Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 at his home.

He was born Nov. 5, 1964 to Jesse Carl and Sharon Kay (Hester) Boren in Seminole, Okla.

He was raised in Maud, Okla. where he attended Maud Public Schools through the fourth grade until his family moved to Tecumseh.  He attended Tecumseh Public Schools until he graduated in 1983 from Tecumseh High School. 

After graduation he attended Oklahoma University for three years. He graduated from UCO on May 8, 1992 with a Bachelor of Science degree.

He worked as an Industrial Hygiene Consultant for Goodyear in Lawton, Okla. and Tyler, Tex.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jesse Carl Boren.

He is survived by his mother, Sharon Kay Boren of Tecumseh; brother, Darren Boren of Shawnee; and other family and friends.

Visitation will began at 12 noon, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 and continued through service time. 

Service will be 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel with Brett McKnight, Tecumseh Church of Christ officiating under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

Boren

 

 

 

Anna Bost

Anna Louise Bost, 69, of Wister went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014.

She was born Feb. 19, 1945, in Seminole, Okla., to Vernon and Leavada (Richards) Elliott.

She was a wonderful mother and grandmother.

Her greatest joys were her grandchildren and her three little grand-dogs, whom she called "her babies."

Anna is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Tom Bost; and brothers, Jimmy D. Elliott and Bobby R. Elliott.

She is survived by two children, JoAnna Means and husband Johnny of Wister and Danny Bailey of Fort Smith; three grandchildren, Justin and Treasure Means of Stillwater, Okla., Kelsie Means of Wister and Jake Bailey of Panama; and a very special daughter, Tommie Holson Adams, whom she loved as her own; sisters, Linda Thompson, Lois Blankenship and husband Bill, all of Marion, Ill.; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, loved ones and many friends.

Graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 at Fanshawe Cemetery, with the Rev. Brad Hill officiating, interment followed.

Pallbearers were Johnny Means, Bill Blankenship, Justin Means, Kelsie Means and Danny Bailey.

You may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com.

Bost

 

 

 

Virgil Boswell

Virgil Lee Boswell was born on Aug. 1, 1917 near Asher, Okla.  

He died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 after a long battle with heart ailments. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary K. (Hays) Boswell; his first born child, Virgil Lee Boswell, Jr.; his parents, Bert and Artie (Davis) Boswell; and his three brothers, Robert, Hairl, and Leemon Boswell. 

He is survived by his three children, Katherine Vigna of Hendersonville, Tenn., Richard Boswell of Skiatook, Okla. and Phillip Boswell of Avant, Okla.; seven grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

He was drafted into the Army in 1942 and was stationed in Washington State, California, and finally sent to Hawaii after Pearl Harbor was bombed. 

He returned to Seminole, Okla. in 1945 and went to work for an oil field company there.

During 1959 he was transferred to Alma, Okla. and in 1963 was again transferred to Avant, Okla. where he worked until he retired at the age of 69. 

Visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 24 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday Jan. 25 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m at the Peters-Stumpff Funeral Home; 14206 North Cincinnati, Skiatook, OK 74070. 

Services will be held in Skiatook, at the Peters-Stumpff Funeral Home Chapel on Monday Jan. 27 at 10 a.m. with Pastor Vince Boone officiating.

Graveside service will take place at Little Cemetery north of Seminole at 2 p.m. on Jan. 27.  Friends are invited to join the family in saying goodbye to Virgil.

Interment in Little Cemetery is under the directions of Peters-Stumpff Funeral Home. 

Casket bearers for the service will be Joshua Morgan, Aaron Morgan, Eugene Morgan, Rick Boswell, Jimmy Ferguson and Phillip Lee Boswell. 

Boswell

 

 

 

Jerry Bounds

Jerry Don Bounds, age 62 and a life-time resident of Konawa, Okla., passed away on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 at Integris Medical Center in Seminole, Okla.

A graveside service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Phillip Bentley will officiate.

Pallbearers are Joe Morgan, Shane Impson, Frank Kelly, Steven Sellars, James Heard, and David Green, Jr. Honorary pallbearers are Shawn Roberts and Calvin Harjo.

Jerry was born in Konawa on Oct. 16, 1952 to Tom Loye Bounds and Barbara Anna (Wheeler) Bounds.

He graduated from Konawa High School and married Rosalie Rains on April 26, 1979 in Konawa.

He was an oilfield pumper and a very hard worker who loved to spend time with his family.

He is survived by three sons, Jeremy Bounds of Konawa, Jonathon Bounds, also of Konawa, and Raymond Howard of Shawnee, Okla.; two daughters, Sherry Bentley of Tex., Ladonna Howard of Konawa; four brothers, Richard Bounds of Konawa, Glendale Bounds of Konawa, Jimmy Bounds of Ponca City, Okla., and Clifford "Butch" Bounds of Perry, Okla.; six sisters, Lucille Dotson of Oklahoma City, Wanda Bryce of Konawa, Ronda Fortelney of Bethel Acres, Okla., Mary Miner of Virginia, Brenda Campbell of Tulsa, Okla., and Carylon Hughes of Pauls Valley Okla.; six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Barbara Bounds; his wife, Rosalie Bounds on Feb.24, 2012; one sister, Phyliss Ward; and one step-son.

Bounds

 

 

 

Isam Bowlegs Jr.

Isam Edward "Johnny" Bowlegs Jr. of Sasakwa, Okla. passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at age 70 years.

He was born Dec. 17, 1943 in Wewoka, Okla. to the late Isam Bowlegs Sr. and Eula Mae Harjo.

Wake service will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 23, 2014 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

The body will be taken to the home at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2014.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, May 26, 2014 at Bird Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Dorsey Nero and Pastor George Harjochee officiating and burial to follow at Bowlegs-Harjo Cemetery.

Johnny was a graduate of Capitol Hill High School and later worked at Tinker Air Force Base.

He served in the US Marines from Feb. 24, 1966 to August 1968.

Earning one silver metal, two bronze, and three purple hearts during the Vietnam War.

Johnny loved doing cryptograms, watching Oklahoma City Thunder, and going to Pat's Cafe in Holdenville, and visiting with friends.

He was a proud Marine and loved to tell stories of his service duties.

He always tried to make life better for his family. He enjoyed feeding and watching the birds.

Preceding Johnny in death are his parents; sister Eulene Miller Bowlegs; and niece Diedre Postoak.

Survivors include daughter Johnnice Lynn Bowlegs of Norman; sister Bessie Bowlegs of Clewiston, Fla.; half-sister Laura Osborn of Elk City; four nephews and two nieces, Johnny Ray Wilson, Sasakwa, Dexter Postoak of Sasakwa, Chris M. Haney of Labelle, Fla., Pare Dolph of Okla., Marlene Bess Miller of Sasakwa, and Juanna Martin of Shawnee and a host of other relatives and friends. A very close friend Debbie Clark.

Pall Bearers will be Johnny Ray Wilson, Chris McHaney, Dexter Postoak, John Paul Coon, and Marvin Cargill.

Honorary Pall Bearers will be Hairm Raulston, Curtis Factor, Bruce Eddy, and Alex Caballero.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Bowlegs

 

 

 

Effie Bowman

Graveside services for Effie Evelina Bowman, 94, of Ada, are 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Wetumka Cemetery, Rev. Bill Black will officiate.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday at Criswell Funeral Home in Ada.

Mrs. Bowman died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at an Ada nursing home.

She was born June 22, 1919 in Rosetta, Ark. to James Franklin and Stella O. Bailey Moore.

She married Omer Cecil Bowman on Jan. 30, 1939. He preceded her in death on Nov. 19, 2000 at Ada. They were married for 62 years.

Mrs. Bowman was a homemaker and a member of the First Christian Church in Seminole and Ada.

Survivors include her children, Zane Bowman and wife, Clarice of Ada, Wes Bowman and wife, Mary of Lone Grove, Don Bowman and wife, Pat of Guthrie, Robert Bowman and wife, Barbara, Milton, Fla., and Debbie Choate and husband, Mike of Ada; three sisters, Darlene Young of Okanogon, Wash., Pat Dorhorst of Hay Springs, Nebr., and Frankie Johnson of Crowley, La.; three half-brothers, Sammy Moore, David Moore and Paul Moore of Wynne, Ark.; eight grandchildren, Garth, Lance, Kelleya, Charlie, David, JonMark, Lauren and Lindsay; eight great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother; and eight sisters.

Bearers will be her grandsons.

Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to criswellfh.com.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home in Ada.

 

Doyle Boyd

Topeka — Doyle "Gene" Boyd, 78, died May 30, 2014.

He was born Sept. 16, 1935, in Holdenville, Okla., to Lige and Etta (Cummings) Boyd.

He graduated from Wewoka High School in Wewoka, Okla. and later attended Junior college in Gainesville, Tex.

On March 24, 1957, he married Helen Blakeslee in Great Bend.

She survives.

He was self-employed, owning restaurants, nursing homes, car dealerships, and also worked as a financial advisor.

He is survived by his wife, Helen of the home; his children, Tammie Dowty, Wichita; Matthew Boyd, Los Angeles, Calif.; Aaron Boyd, Lomita, Calif.; and Stanley Boyd, Bangalore, India; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Joy McCracken, Sacramento, Calif.; and a brother, Donald Boyd, Bakersfield, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers; and one sister.

Funeral services were held at the First Assembly of God Church in Topeka, Kans. Burial followed at Penwell-Gabel Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Asha Ka India Inc., in care of the First Assembly of God Church, 500 SW 27th, Topeka, KS, 66611.

To leave a special message for the family online, visit www.PenwellGabelTopeka.com

Funeral arrangements provided by Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home & Crematory Southwest Chapel in Topeka, Kans.

Boyd

 

 

 

Joycette Boyd

Joycette Boyd of Wewoka, was born March 14, 1929 and died on May 19, 2014 at the age of 85.

She worked at the Johnson Dairy Cup and Wewoka Public Cafeteria for many years.

Proceeding her in death are husband, Dawson J (Tooter) Davis, Jessie Boyd; her father, Charles Degge; mother, Opal Degge; and brother, Bill Degge.

She is survived by three sisters and one brother, Cecil Degge of Wewoka, Elaine Carter of Odessa, Tex., Faye Sallee of Arkansas, and Pat Davis of Wewoka; two children, Gary Davis of Wewoka, and Kathy Madron of Moore, Okla.; several grandchildren; many great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Pall Bearers will be Michael Davis, Scotty Davis, Jessie Davis, Ryan Hickerson Davis, Tommy Taylor, and Tyler Davis.

Honorary pallbearers will be other grandsons and great-grandsons.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 23, 2014 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Dewayne Davis officiating and burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Boyd

 

 

 

Constance Bradley

Constance Jean Bradley, 70, Wewoka resident died Monday, June 9, 2014 in a Midwest City Nursing Center.

She was born Sept. 15, 1943 in Richmond, Calif.

She was a homemaker.

Preceding her in death are her parents, Mervin and Mattie Jean Stowe; husband, William Lee Bradley Sr.; brother, Brian Stowe; and sister, Marion Giles.

Survivors include children Patricia McCormick of Wewoka, William Bradley of Holdenville, Tammy Justice of Maud, Robert Bradley of Tex. and Claude Bradley of Wewoka; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Ross Stowe and Bruce Stowe.

Graveside memorial service will be 1 p.m. Friday June 13, 2014 at Crossroads Cemetery north of Calvin, Okla.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Joe Branham

Joe John Branham, 72, longtime Seminole resident, died Wednesday, May 21, 2014 in Seminole.

Joe was born on Aug. 25, 1941 in Tulsa, Okla. to parents, J.Q. and Pauline (Miller) Branham.

Joe came to Seminole in 1972 from Tulsa to become the owner and operator of the Double Cola Bottling plant in Seminole. Joe owned and operated the plant till 1981.

Since coming to Seminole he has been very active in Civic and community affairs.

Joe served as a Seminole Police Department reserve officer for over 25 years, the Seminole Civil Defense and Civil Air Patrol, being a airplane pilot, allowed him to help in many search and rescue operations, he was also a member of the Kiwanis Club, Seminole Jaycees, Seminole Bass Club.

Joe loved fishing, planes, boats and motorcycles.

After he retired from the Double Cola Plant, he became a self-employed contract oilfield pumper.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Seminole.

Joe is survived by Carol Branham of Seminole; his son, Jay Branham of Seminole; his daughter and son-in-law Debbie and Jerald Coym of Seminole; and a special cousin that he grew up with, Ron Bradshaw and his wife Carolyn of Tulsa, Okla.

He is also survived by two grandchildren, Nicole Little and husband Josh Little of Seminole, and John Branham of Seminole and one great grandson Parker Little.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, May 24, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church on Wrangler Blvd. in Seminole with Rev. Gary O. Wilburn officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens east of Seminole.

The family will receive friends and family at a family visitation on Friday evening from 5: p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Swearingen Funeral Home.

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

Branham

 

 

 

Doris Brewer

Doris June Southwick Brewer, 85, a longtime resident of Seminole and Tahlequah, Okla. went to be with our Lord and Savior on Nov. 3, 2014 at 12:19 p.m.   

Doris was born on December 9, 1928 in Okfuskee, Okla. to Curtis and Florence Southwick. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Merle Ray Brewer, grandson Andrew Davis and brother Calvin Southwick.

Doris was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, who enjoyed music, sewing, gardening and large family gatherings at their home on the lake.

Doris felt her greatest accomplishment was raising five successful and loving daughters.

She was a graduate of Okmulgee High School in 1947. 

She and Merle Brewer were married on April 24, 1947 and together they shared 47 wonderful years.

They resided in Seminole, Okla. for 35 years, then upon retirement moved to Tahlequah, Okla. 

Survivors include, five daughters and sons-in-law, Judy McDaniel, Flower Mound, Tex.; Gwendolyn and Glen Rowan, Ft. Gibson, Okla.; Jo Ellen and Gary Brown, Burneyville, Okla.; Rebecca and Michael Harte, Rockwall, Texas; Julene and Jason Chambers, Seminole, Okla.; ten grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren; two brothers, Harold Southwick of Okmulgee and Charles Southwick of Harrison, Ark.;  three sisters, Virginia Brown of Okmulgee, Okla.,  Mary Yeager of Okmulgee, Okla. and Carolyn Parker of Morris, Okla. and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation and reception will be held at Swearingen Funeral Home at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. 

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Little Chapel at Little Cemetery in Seminole, Okla., under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home with Rev. Glen Rowan officiating.

Pallbearers are Keith Lynch, Matthew Rowan, Jeremy Rowan, Chris Harte, Cason Johnson, Casey Shanahan, and Kyle Tynan. Honorary Pallbearers are Glen Rowan, Gary Brown, Mike Harte, and Jason Chambers.

Doris will lie in state, Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 4 and 5 at Swearingen Funeral Home.

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

Brewer

 

 

 

Nerine Brewer

Sept. 28, 1917 – Feb. 28, 2014

Nerine Myrtle Brewer, 96, Seminole resident, died, Friday Feb. 28, 2014 at St. Anthony’s Shawnee Hospital in Shawnee, Okla.

Nerine was born Sept. 28, 1917 in Lansing, Mich. to Tom and Ivah (Zimmerman) McQuiston.

Mrs. Brewer retired as secretary of the Pennway Church of God in Lansing, Mich., in 1982, after 25 years of faithful service.

She also worked at the State Office of the Church of God for four years after her retirement.

She was a member of the Pennway Church of God, for many years, where she was very active, taught Sunday school, and was the church pianist.

Mrs. Brewer moved to Seminole four years ago to be near her son.

She also attended the Heartland Family Church in Seminole, while living in Seminole.

Mrs. Brewer grew up in Lansing, Mich. and attended and graduated from Eastern High School in Lansing, Mich.

She was married to Paul Brewer, who preceded her in death on May 28, 1994.

Mrs. Brewer is survived by her son, Rev. P. Roger Brewer of Seminole; an adopted daughter, Michele Haun of Lansing, Mich.; one sister, Agnus Green of Lake Wales, Fla.; ten grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren

Her parents preceded her in death; husband Paul, son, Keith Brewer, and daughter, Sharon Kay Longenecker.

Funeral services are planned for 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at the Pennway Church of God in Lansing, Mich., with burial to follow in Deep Dale Cemetery in Lansing, Mich.

Arrangements are under the direction of Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home in East Lansing, Michigan.

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

Brewer

 

 

 

Clifford Briery

Clifford Edward "C.E." Briery, 93, longtime Seminole resident, died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 in Plano, Tex. where he had been living for the past four years.

He was born Sept. 29, 1920, in Okay, Okla.

He was longtime manager for Hopeman Equipment in Seminole and later worked for Moody Oilfield Services and Supply in Wewoka, Okla.

He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army Air Corp.

He is survived by his daughter, Sharon Townsend of Plano, Tex.; two grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Genny Briery; and his son, Cliff Briery.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Maple Grove Cemetery. Rev. Andy Lewis will officiate at the service.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home.

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

Briery

 

 

 

Viola Brinsfield

Viola May Brinsfield, 79, Seminole resident died, Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at the Seminole Estates Care and Rehab Center in Seminole, Okla.

Viola was born on March 9, 1935 at Gypsy, Okla. in Creek County, to Katy Gertrude (Weaver) and Mose Garfield Starrett.

Viola moved to Savanna, Oklahoma, and lived there until 1981 when she moved to Wewoka, Okla. and lived there until 2010 when she moved to Norman, Okla.

She moved back to Seminole in November of 2013.

Viola loved being with her daughters and her grandchildren, she loved to travel and enjoyed going to Yellowstone National Park, Galveston, Tex., Carlsbad Caverns, in New Mexico, the mountains and many other places; sometimes she was able to take her daughters with her.

She also loved to spend time at the lake, go fishing, camping and loved playing pool.

Viola was married to Ed Brinsfield for many years before his death in December 1994.

She is survived by her three daughters, Debbie Rhodes and her husband Delbert of Fort Worth, Tex., Delma Anderson and her husband Mark of Norman, Okla. and Darla Harris of Seminole; her brother, Garlin Starrett of McAlester, Okla. and her sister, Opal Stidham of California.

She is also survived by her grandchildren, Sean, Chris, Jason and Kevin Rhodes, Gayla Schimmels, Jamie Gullett, Debra Hurley, Tonya Hall, Beau Lindsey and Wynter Smith and twenty-three great grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous special nieces and nephews.

Graveside services are planned for 11 a.m., Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the Oakwood Cemetery, south of Wewoka, with Jason Chambers officiating.

Casket bearers will be Sean Rhodes, Jason Rhodes, Kevin Rhodes, Derek Rhodes, David Rhodes and Beau Lindsey.

Honorary Bearers will be Delbert Rhodes, Mark Anderson, James Gregg, Randy Gregg and James Brinsfield.

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

Brinsfield

 

 

 

Nancy Brock

Nancy Lee Barton Brock, 70, of Konawa, Okla. passed away Jan. 16, 2014.

She was born Aug. 10, 1943 in Portland, Maine to Robert and Rita Latham.

Nancy was a singer, songwriter, entertainer, and musician who enjoyed playing the guitar, loved her family and her animals.

She is survived by her two sister, Betty Blalock and Barbara and husband, Bill Plummer; brother, David and wife, Carol Latham; five daughters, Anna, Deborah, Rebecca, Tammy and husband, Kevin, Trina and husband, Keith; two sons, John and Buzz and wife, Sue; 19 grandchildren, six great grandchilddren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bob and Anna Latham; sister, Geraldine; son, James "Frankie"; and niece, Stacy.

Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22 at the John M. Ireland Funeral Home in Moore, Okla.

Brock

 

 

 

Lou Brown

Lou Carol (Hopper) Brown, 68 year old Seminole, Okla. resident and former Noble, Okla. resident, passed from this life on Nov. 29, 2014 at Integris Seminole Medical Center in Seminole. 

She was born Sept. 27, 1946 in Norman, Okla. to parents Lester Hopper and Alice Marie (Briggs) Hopper.

Lou was a Noble High School graduate who later went to work as an auditor for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. 

She married Wendell Brown who preceded her in death.

Survivors include one daughter, Cheri Lehnertz of Perrysburg, Ohio and one son, Jayson Willis of Noble, Okla. Other survivors include several grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Lou was preceded in death by her parents, by her husband, Wendell Wayne Brown who died Feb. 1, 2010 and by one son, Mark Willis who died in July of 1985.

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

Brown

 

 

 

Norweita Brown

Norweita Lue (Nowell) Tiffin Brown, 73 year old former Seminole and Pottawatomie County resident passed from this life on Monday, March 3, 2014.

She was born June 23, 1940 in Richardson, Tex.

She was the daughter of Ovella (Robertson) Nowell and CB Nowell.

She attended Maud Public Schools.

Norweita married her first husband, Wesley Donald Tiffin Sr., sadly after 25 years of marriage he preceded her in death.

She later married her second husband, Gilbert Joel Brown who also preceded her in death.

Norweita leaves to cherish her memory her two sons, Calaph Noel Tiffin of Fort Smith, Ark., Billy Ray Tiffin Sr. of Fort Smith, Ark. and by one daughter, Charmin Kay Crossno of Fort Smith, Ark.

Two daughters-in–law, Janice Tiffin of Fort Smith, Ark. and Sonja Tiffin of Van Buren, Ark. also survive her as do nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren to whom she loved dearly. One brother, two sisters, two brother in-laws, several nieces, nephews and a very special aunt, Margie Nowell of Maud, Okla.

Norweita is also preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Jaquita Louise Tiffin and Naomi Lynnette Dixon; one granddaughter, Jacquita Dixon; one son, Wesley Donald Tiffin Jr.; one brother, Gerald Tiffin; two, step parents; her oldest sister, Ellen May Holt; brother, Gerald Nowell; and her younger brother Gerry Richard; and by two sons-in-law.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, March 7, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole. Interment will follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud. Pastors Wayne and Donna Heins 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

Brown

 

 

 

Roberta Bruner

 

Former Wewoka resident Roberta (Chatman) Bruner of Oklahoma City, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, Nov. 6th, 2014 at her home in Oklahoma City.

Born Jan. 31, 1931 in Okmulgee, Okla. to the late Jerry Chatman and Mable Shephard Chatman.

Roberta worked for Custom Size Factory as a seamstress for years.

She was of the Christian faith.

Preceding Roberta in death are her parents, husband Nahum Bruner, brother Jerry Chatman, sister LaVelle Chatman and two sons Oscar Bruner and Glen Allen Bruner.

Survivors include her children Charles Bruner of Oklahoma City, Lenetta Bruner Stevenson, Lavonne Bruner both of Oklahoma City, and Lovell Bruner Chilcote of Spencer, 19 grandchildren; and a host of great and great-great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 at Westwood Cemetery with Rev. Drinkwater officiating.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Bruner

 

 

 

Willie Bruner

Willie T. Bruner, 63, of Wewoka died Sunday, June 22, 2014 at his home in Wewoka.

He was born Aug. 23, 1950 in Sasakwa, Okla. to Nathen Bruner and Vidalia Lewis Bruner.

He was a graduate of Sasakwa High School.

He joined the US Air Force June 29, 1984 earning the rank of TSGT.

He earned Air Force Commendation Medal; Air Force Outstanding Unit Award Ribbon; Air Force Good Conduct Medal W/I Silver Oak Leaf Cluster; National Defense Service Medal; Air Force Overseas; W/l Bronze Oak Lead Cluster; Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon; W/3 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster.

He worked for Oakridge Nursing Home, Wewoka Care Center, and Elmwood Nursing Home.

On Jan. 6, 1995, he married Wanda Harrison.

Preceding him in death are his parents; and brother Melvin Bruner.

Survivors include wife Wanda of the home; children Nathan Dewayne Bruner, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Willie Bruner Jr. of Atlanta, Ga., Alex Bruner of Ft. Worth, Tex., and Tasha Bruner of Holdenville, Okla.; eight grandchildren; siblings, Opal Jackson of Sasakwa, James Bruner of Wewoka, Red Bruner of Holdenville, Bobby Barkus of Tulsa, Roy Barkus of Shawnee, Timothy Barkus of Boley and Lester Barkus of Sasakwa, Okla.; step-children, Jessica Harrison of Wewoka, Darla Smith, of Wewoka, Crystal Smith of Wewoka, Ronald Smith of Wewoka, and Suzie Cudjo of Holdenville.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014 at New Life Church, Wewoka, with Ricky Burton officiating and burial at Thomas Town Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guest book is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Bruner

 

 

 

Johnny Bryan

Ada-Services for Johnny Terry Dean Bryan, 65, of Ada, are 3 p.m. Saturday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Danny Wells will officiate. Burial will follow at Five-Mile Cemetery, east of Ada.

Mr. Bryan died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 at an Oklahoma City hospital.

He was born in Ada, Okla. to Audie and Geraldine Melton Bryan.

John attended the early elementary grades at Happyland. He later enrolled in Byng School and graduated from Byng High School in 1967. He attended East Central University and completed two degrees by 1985.

During high school, he worked as a mechanic to earn money for college tuition.

John joined the U. S. Army Reserve Unit and fulfilled his service.

He began working part-time at the local auto supply stores and later became fulltime at the B&M Parts on Main Street before accepting a position of store manager for the A&K in Holdenville.

John married Judy in 1973.

John began a teaching career with the Southwest Region School District in Alaska that lasted from 1979 to 2001.

During the 22 years in the Yu’pik Eskimo village of Manokotak, Alaska, his job duties included teaching high school industrial arts and some elementary classes, counseling at ten itinerate schools within the Southwest Region School District, sponsored student training travel and administered the ASVAB and ACT testing.

He retired and returned to his home in Happyland.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Bryan, of the home; two daughters, Katrina Allen and husband Steve and granddaughters, Tabitha and Courtney, all of Holdenville, and future great grandson, Preston Thomas Brewer, and Amanda Nave and husband Howard of Blackwell; one brother, Glen Bryan and wife Doris of Vamoosa; an aunt, Alene Morris of Clinton, TN; uncle, Walter Melton, Jr. and many nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and a brother, Melvin Dewayne Bryan.

Bearers will be Phil Lawrence, Jacob Perkins, Earl Melton, Gerald Melton, Rick Wallace, Logan Hill, Donovan Hill, Howard Nave and Steve Allen.

Honorary bearers will be Boyd Hill, Bill Shockey and Randy Fuqua.

Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to criswellfh.com.

Bryan

 

 

 

Cheri Buie

Cheri Joann Buie, 80, resident of Shawnee, Okla. died Tuesday, July 29, 2014 in Shawnee.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Burial will follow at Arlington National Cemetery.

Walker Funeral Service in Shawnee is in charge of the arrangements.

Cherie Buie

Cherie Joann Buie, 80, died July 29, 2014 in Shawnee.

Born in Los Angeles, Calif. on Feb. 3, 1934 to N. Lavern and Martha (Dollinger) Osborn, she grew up in Los Angeles and Glendale, Calif.

She attended Glendale Academy, Glendale College of Business, La Sierra University and was graduated from University of California Los Angeles with a bachelor of arts degree in English and music.

To help finance her college education, Mrs. Buie worked for the secretary-treasurer of Santa Fe Railway (Coast Lines), and later was assistant editor of the alumni magazine for Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

While working at an animation studio in Hollywood, she met and married Walden Bulloch.

They owned and operated an animation camera service where they did the photographic work on commercials, television programs and specials.

At the same time she was secretary to a vice president of Seven Arts Association Corp., a large independent film production company.

Later she was secretary to the senior partner of the Beverly Hills law firm of Marcus, Rienis and Ezor.

Mrs. Buie sang professionally for several years and was a member of several choral groups, including the Roger Wagner Chorale.

She was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church and served with the Alter Guild.

In 1975 she married Chickasha Native Will Buie at Wayfarer’s Chapel in Palos Verdes, Calif. and lived in the San Fernando Valley.

They were active members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and spent many hours towing vessels in distress, doing search and rescue, teaching boating safety, seamanship and navigation classes and conducting vessel safety examinations.

She was a life member of the Hollywood Screen Smart Set, an organization that raises money for the Motion Picture House and Hospital.

They moved to Fallbrook, Calif. where they had avocado, macadamia nut and lime groves.

While there, Mrs. Buie was secretary to the president of Callaway Vineyards and Winery.

In 1982 they came to Oklahoma where Mr. Buie raised cattle near Earlsboro and she worked at Oklahoma Baptist University.

In 1989 Mrs. Buie joined the Edward Jones Investments family.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Will; her parents; one sister and her first husband.

Survivors include a sister, Shirley Rieger of Birmingham, Ala.; three step-daughters and their husbands, Linda and Ted Jones of Bountiful, Utah, Betty and Steven Anderson of Provo, Utah, and Andrea and Vincent Motola of Las Vegas, Nev.; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; cousins, Dr. Tom and Linda Bunch of Cleburn, Tex., and Dr. Fred and Judy Bunch of Codi, Calif.; friends, David and Mary Kay Westphal, and Chris and Cherie Hobbs, all of Seminole; caregivers, Carol Williams of Seminole, and Carolyn Moore of Shawnee, and best friend, Ema, the greyhound.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery under the direction of Walker Funeral Service.

Memorials may be made to the Emmanuel Episcopal Church Altar Guild fund.

Buie

 

 

 

Rena Bundy

Rena Bundy, 90, longtime Seminole resident, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, in Shawnee, Okla.

Rena was born Nov. 23, 1923 in Stigler, Okla. to Nellie (Kelough) Jackson and Jonas Jackson.

Rena was a homemaker; and a member of the Freewill Baptist Church in Seminole.

She enjoyed playing with her grandchildren, going out to eat, and family gatherings.

Rena married A.C. Bundy on May 5, 1942 in Holdenville, Okla. They were married 67 years, when A.C. died, on Nov. 13, 2009.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law; Curtis and Dinah Bundy of Okmulgee, Okla.; her daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Richard Morgan of Seminole; her grandchildren, Lee Ann Bundy of Okmulgee, Ashlee Gatzke of Shawnee and Grant Penuel of Seminole; her great grandchildren, Abagaile Gatzke, Amarie Gatzke and Andrew Gatzke all of Shawnee; along with many nieces and nephews and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband A.C. Bundy; son, Fred Bundy; four brothers, Lewis Jackson, William Jackson, Jonas Jackson, Jr. and Wiley Jackson; and two sisters, Millie Pickett and Maggie Griffin.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at the Little Cemetery with Rev. Allen Wood and Rev. Tim Gillespie officiating. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Honorary bearers will be Kenny Speer III, Todd Speer, Gerald Pickett, Steve Jackson, Kenneth Speer and Gregg Jackson.

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

Bundy

 

 

 

Patty Burns

Patty Lou Burns of Seminole passed away in Oklahoma City on Saturday evening, Nov. 8, 2014, at the age of 63 years.

Patty was the daughter of Derril & Betty Jean (Minne) Wheat, born on May 1, 1951, in Muskogee, Okla. 

She was brought up and attended schools in Seminole. 

She was married to Jerry Burns on June 8, 1996, in Wolf, Okla.

 Patty enjoyed watching soap operas, especially "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "The Young and the Restless". 

She was a natural-born nurturer, loved taking care of animals, particularly horses.

Whatever her other interests, her entire life was devoted to caring for her children and grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Betty Jean Wheat; her younger brother, Derril Gene Wheat; grandson Seth Burns.

She is survived by her husband, Jerry, of the home; four children: Candy Gurley and Curtis Loftis (Crista), both of Seminole, and Eli Burns and Savanah Burns, both of Borger, Tex.; eight grandchildren: Destry Wilson (Tyla) of Seminole, Zachary Leck of Kingfisher, Savanna Wilson of Seminole, Mary Loftis of Del City, Bryson Loftis, Preston Loftis, Caden Loftis, all of Seminole, and Aurora Burns of Borger, Tex.; great grandson Caven Wilson of Seminole; five sisters: Peggy Hayworth of Maud, Frankie Keeney (Steve) of Sasakwa, Patsy Hayworth of Little, Brenda Johnson and Joann Wheat, both of Seminole; two brothers, Earl Wheat of Seminole and Darren Wheat of Cromwell; numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives, and many friends. 

 Funeral services will be Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, 2:00 p.m. at the Lord’s Community Church in Seminole, and Patty will be laid to rest in the Little Cemetery at Little, Okla. 

Rev. Nita Moreland is the officiating minister.

Pallbearers are Destry Wilson, Thomas Gates, Jonathan Gates, Shawn Murray, Eli Burns, and Johnny Murray. 

Honorary pallbearers are Curtis Loftis, Bryson Loftis, Curtis Kasinger, Ray Robertson, Chris Brewer, and Shayne Kelough.

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

Burns

 

 

 

Lawrence Bussey

Lawrence O. "Larry" Bussey, age 81, passed away on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at his home in Ardmore, Okla.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 24, 2014, in The Chapel at Griffin~Hillcrest, with Dr. Alton Fannin officiating. Interment to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Ardmore, Okla.

Larry was born to Oliver Lawrence Bussey and Bessie Orlena (Riddle) Bussey on Sept. 11, 1932, at Maud, Okla.

Larry entered the Army in 1949, at Seminole, Okla.

While serving his country during the Korean War, he received the Purple Heart for injuries he sustained while in combat.

Larry also earned the Korean Campaign Medal, the United Nations Medal and the Army Occupation Medal (Japan).

He was honorably discharged, after achieving the rank of Corporal, on Oct. 10, 1952, at Ft. Bliss, Tex.

In 1954, Larry married Dolores Jones. From that union came three children; Larry, Sandra, and Jeff.

Going to work for ARCO in 1963, he became a chemical salesman, and then began working in production.

He was transferred in 1971 to Ardmore by ARCO.

In 1973, he married Linda Rozzell. From that union came one daughter, Amy.

He became a drilling foreman in 1986 and one year later opened B&M Oil Service Consultants with Kenneth Mozingo and later, he and his wife Linda opened B&B Oil Service Consultants.

He retired in 2002 and continued to pursue his passion for playing golf.

Larry was a member of the Ardmore Masonic Lodge, a 32 Degree Mason, and a Member of the McAlester Scottish Rite Consistory.

Larry is preceded in death by his parents; and his brothers, Ramon Bussey, Eugene Bussey, and Donald Ray Bussey.

Larry is survived by his wife, Linda Bussey, of the home; his children, Larry Eugene Bussey and wife, Oliva, of Frisco, Tex., Sandra Lynn Bussey Primm and husband, Mike, of Moore, Okla., Jeff Lawrence Bussey and wife, Misty, of Blanchard, Okla., and Amy Lea Bussey of Ardmore, Okla.; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Barbara Irwin, of Portales, N.M.

Serving as pallbearers will be Kenneth Mozingo, Bill Reed, Bob Meize, Jim Ward, Bob Spurrier, and Warren Herriott.

Larry’s family will receive guests at his visitation on Friday evening, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., May 23, 2014, at Griffin Hillcrest, Ardmore, Okla.

Condolences may be left at www.Griffin~HillcrestFH.com

Bussey

 

 

 

Richard Butts

Memorial services for Richard Jody Butts, 75 will be at 10 a.m. Saturday Feb. 15, 2014 at God's Covenant Church in Kingfisher officiated by Wendell Prim. Cremation arrangements are by Cordry-Gritz Funeral Home in Hennessey.

Richard was born at Crockett, Tex. on Oct. 26, 1938 to John and Florence Collins Butts and died Saturday Feb. 1, 2014 at Hennessey Care Center.

He is survived by two daughters, Deborah Wallace and husband Lonnie of Dover, Starla Schroeder; one son, Richard Lee Butts and wife Rotchel all of Kingfisher; eleven grandchildren, Hennessey Wallace, Patrick Wallace, Les Ciancio, Brandon Ciancio, Christina Ciancio, Tony Ciancio, Kayla Tynes, Desirae Rodriguez, Shelby Butts, Courtney Butts, Nina Ambeayec; two special nieces Linda McCulley, Bobbie Herrera and seven great-grandchildren.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and three sisters.

Carol Byrd

Carol Denise Morgan Byrd went to be with the Lord on May 7, 2014.  

Denise was born on Dec. 18, 1959, in Wewoka, Okla., to the two most loving parents in the world, Bob and Ladean Morgan.  

Two years later, she was blessed with the birth of her lifelong best friend, her brother, Mike.  

Denise graduated from Wewoka High School in 1978.

On May 25, 1978, she married her sweetheart and the love of her life, Tommy Ray Byrd.

During her lifetime, Denise spent many hours serving and loving the Lord.  

From childhood to adult, she has spent many of her days going to church, church camps, assisting with the bus ministry with her great grandparents, Ann and Dallas Parker, ladies trips and church retreats.

​Throughout her 54 years of life, Denise accomplished many wonderful things.  

She enjoyed a loving 35-year marriage which produced two beautiful daughters, Ashlee and Emilee, whom meant the world to her.

Denise earned her Associate of Science degree in Business Management from Seminole Junior College in 1991.

She then attended East Central University, graduating in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management.

Graduating college with two young children was always one of her biggest goals and greatest accomplishments.

Denise met many people along the way, but she never met a stranger.  

She had many great friends in her life and has inspired many people with her positive personality. ​

More than anything, Denise loved the Lord and her family, and she knew she was truly blessed.  

She was a blessing to others as a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, and friend.

Denise was preceded in death by her beloved father, Major General Robert "Bob" Morgan; maternal grandparents, Dallas and Ann Parker, and her paternal grandparents, Rev. John and Mary Morgan.

​She is survived by her loving husband, Tom Byrd of Earlsboro; daughter and son-in-law Ashlee and Kevin Alford of Broken Bow, Okla.; daughter Emilee Byrd of Earlsboro; mother Ladean Morgan of Wewoka; brother Mike Morgan and Cindy Hershberger and his two children John Robert Morgan and Kristin Morgan of Wichita, Kans.; many other extended family and numerous friends.

Denise left a single line she wanted everyone to know:  She loved and was loved.

Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Monday, May 12, 2014 at Wewoka Church of Christ with Dwight Parker and Aaron Alsbrook 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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Edna Cagle

Edna Mae (Merchant) Cagle, longtime Seminole resident, entered Heaven’s gates Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014; she enjoyed 88 years.

Edna was born Dec. 15, 1925 in Fort Smith, Ark. to Jake Grady and Thelma (King) Merchant.

On July 14, 1946 she married Tony Cagle, Sr. in Oklahoma, he entered Heaven’s gates on Sept., 2, 2008.

Edna received an Associate’s degree from Eastern Oklahoma A&M.

She retired from Seminole County Department of Human Services after working there for many years.

She was a member of the congregational Methodist Church and while she was able to attend, she was the church pianist and adult Sunday school teacher.

She was a Bible scholar, she loved looking up scriptures referenced in sermons then applying them to her life.

She was also an avid bird watcher.

Known as "Mimi" to all her grandchildren, even in her last days, that term brought joy and brightness to her face when she heard it.

Edna leaves to cherish her memory, one son and daughter-in-law, Tony Cagle, Jr and Nancy of Shawnee, Okla.; one daughter and son-in-law, Cyndy Johnson and Lewis of Wewoka, Okla.; five grandchildren, Amy Roberts and her husband Corey, Brandy Wilson and her husband Greg, Tony Cagle III, Shawna Hatter and her husband Matthew and Kimberly Almeida and her husband Henrique; nine great grandchildren, Logan Roberts, Connor Roberts, Hallie Wilson, Mason Wilson, Adysyn Cagle, Annleigh Cagle, Blake Hatter, Brennon Hatter and Lynli Claire Almeida, as well as other dear family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 62 years, Tony Cagle, Sr., and her only sibling, a sister, Dorris Ann Reed.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole, Okla. with Darrell Witten, chaplain of Heartland Hospice officiating.

Burial will follow at Little Cemetery just north of Seminole, Okla.

An open casket visitation will take place until just prior to funeral services on Friday morning, after which the casket will be closed and remain so.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Wewoka Nursing Center and Heartland Hospice for the exceptional and loving care of their mother and grandmother.

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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James Cagle

James E. Cagle was born in Wewoka, Okla. Sept. 3, 1934.  

He died June 14, 2014 at the age of 79.

His children are Blanca Cagle of Holdenville, Okla.; Faye Avery of Skiatook, Okla.; Jay Cagle of Moore, Okla.; Jeannie Matheny of Grapevine, Tex.; and Jeanette Peerson of Rogers, Ark.; 12 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

He will be laid to rest at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka on June 26, 2014 at 11 a.m.

Edwin Campbell

 

Edwin "Keith" Campbell, age 52 and a resident of Konawa, Okla. passed away on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014 at his home.

 Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 at Vamoosa Baptist Church.

Rev. Bruce Sanders and Rev. Kevin Duck will officiate. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Colton Campbell, Jeff Morris, Johnnie Campbell, Rick Pemberton, Don Nielsen, and Alan Campbell.

Honorary Pallbearers are Paul Brown, Rick Haur, Bobby Hartsock, Jeffery Campbell, and James Campbell.

 Keith was born on January 13, 1962 in Ada, Okla. to Arthur Campbell and Annie (Lovell) Campbell. He graduated from Konawa High School in 1980 and married Della Rae Nielsen on September 7, 1984 in Konawa.

Keith worked as a diesel mechanic for Commercial Brick and was a member of the Vamoosa Baptist Church.

 He is survived by his wife of thirty years, Della Rae Campbell of the home; three sons, Jeffery Keith Campbell and Colton Keith Campbell also of the home, and James Arthur Campbell of St. Louis, Okla.; one daughter, Gina Rae Campbell of Konawa; three brothers, Alan Ray Campbell of Tecumseh, Okla., David Lynn Campbell of St. Louis, Mo., and Johnnie Fred Campbell of Tecumseh, Okla.; one sister, Judy (Campbell) Groat of Sacramento, Cali.; and two grandchildren,

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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Keith Campbell

Keith Thomas Campbell passed away at his home on Saturday, March 1st, 2014 at the age of 62.

Keith was born June 25, 1951 in Borger, Tex. to Hugh Campbell and Mattie Lois Tibbs Campbell.

He moved with his family to Wewoka in the summer before third grade.

Keith attended Wewoka schools and graduated from Wewoka High School in 1969.

He loved his work and enjoyed a long career in all areas of the construction industry. He has been a carpenter, builder, general contractor, and for the last several years has been a Project Manager for Retail Construction traveling all over the United States.

Keith had numerous interest and hobbies. He liked clothes, hunting, fishing, reading, traveling, cooking, music (all kinds), boats, and boat riding, the arts, working in his yard and landscaping.

Like his father, he had a special place in his heart for birds. He especially enjoyed keeping his feeders full to see what would come to eat, even in the cold. As a little boy he could identify birds and tell you all about them. He felt greatly blessed to be able to watch right from his home magnificent eagles and lots of other unique waterfowl that frequent the lake.

Keith had his mother's quick wit, teased a lot, and was always fun to be with.

He liked having gatherings to eat, play cards, dominoes, watch sports or whatever.

One certain friend admitted he never could beat Keith at checkers.

He enjoyed his solitude but he also adored all his friends and family. He was a helpful, loyal friend, a true gentleman with a kind and gentle soul and had accepted Christ into his heart at a young age.

Keith is preceded in death by his parents, Hugh and Mattie Campbell.

He is survived by his very special longtime friend Donna Grissom of Wewoka; her children and grandchildren; Donna's daughter, Bridgett Bennett and husband Steven; Donna's granddaughters, Shanna and Kailee; Donna's son, Brad Lindemann, and wife Rachel, and Donna's grandson, Ryan Lindemann.

Also surviving Keith is his sister, Cheryl and husband Tommy Muirhead of Shawnee; nephew, Tim Muirhead and wife Vonda; great-niece, Macy Muirhead; great-nephew Colton Muirhead of Tecumseh; nephew, Terry Muirhead and wife Kim; great-nephews, Connor Muirhead and Creed Muirhead of Shawnee.

Keith is survived by his daughter, Kecia Wade; two grandchildren, Skyland Wade and Skyra Wade of Tecumseh; and adopted son, Jimmy Mitchell of Oklahoma City.

Keith had no biological brothers but he did have extremely close friend, John Smart, along with close friends and neighbors, Ronnie Fields, and Terry Mantooth that were "Closer than brothers" to him.

Keith also had numerous other close friends, both male and female, too many to be able to name them all here.

The family would like to say "Thank you and ask God to bless each and every one of you for always being there for Keith. Thanks for giving your time and efforts and for helping us. Your actions will always be remembered and deeply appreciated."

Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday March 8, 2014 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Wewoka with Pastor Glenn Peck officiating, assisted by Pastors Bill Matthews and Phil Thompson.

If you wish to make a donation to honor Keith in lieu of flowers, please donate to the Seminole Nation Museum, Oklahoma Children's Hospital Chemotherapy unit or St. Jude

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

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Teanna Campbell

Teanna Nache Campbell passed away in a tragic accident Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 in Wewoka, Okla.

Teanna Nache Campbell was born March 1st, 1995 in Goldendale, Washington to Mike Campbell and Lindy Billy-Harrison.

She attended Seminole schools and was a homemaker.

Teanna is preceded in death by her grandfathers; John Harvey and Gene Campbell.

She is survived by her sons; Daniel Posey Campbell, and Josiah Hill both of Wewoka; her father Mike Campbell of Wewoka; mother Lindy Billy-Harrison of Wash.; sisters; Warrette Campbell of Wewoka and Ashley Billy-Harrison of Dalles, Ore.; Grandmothers; Iris Harvey of Dallesport Wash.; Joyce Conrad of Grandview Wash.; and Martha Campbell of Wewoka, Okla.

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday October 18, 2014 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Curtis Kinney officiating.

Honorary pallbearers are Craig Conrad, Mike Newman, Jeff Wilson, and Rod Raudebaugh.

Interment will be held at a later date in Washington.

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

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

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William Capps

William Lee "Bill" Capps, Jr., 49, life-long resident of Konawa, Okla. died Monday, May 19, 2014 at a hospital in Oklahoma City.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa. Rev. Ed Bray, Pastor of Cross Timbers Church of Konawa will officiate.

Pallbearers are Leo Kuestersteffen, Tony Kuestersteffen, Daryl Kuestersteffen, Carl Capps, Justin McKeel, Chris Buchanan, Paul Gilbert, and Darren Oliphant.

Honorary pallbearers are Frank Wilson, Jr., Mark Stoup, Brandon Stoup, Vance Pennington, Charles Palmer, Ed Fixico, Mark Reeves, and Zeb Kuestersteffen.

Burial will follow at Konawa Cemetery.

He was born Jan. 29, 1965 in Ada, Okla. to William Lee "Bill" Capps, Sr. and Kay (Kuestersteffen) Capps.

He earned a Bachelor of Science from East Central University in Ada and was an environmental specialist for the Department of Environmental Quality for the State of Oklahoma.

He married Berneda Buchanan in Konawa on Nov. 14, 1987.

He is survived by his wife, Berneda Capps of the home; mother and step-father, Kay and Bob Harrison of Konawa; one daughter, Courtney Capps of Konawa; one brother, Carl Capps of Konawa; and one sister, Sheri McKeel of Konawa;

He was preceded in death by his father, William Lee "Bill" Capps, Sr.

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Jimpsey "Boggie" "Chief" Carbitcher

Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts; your spirit will travel with us until we meet again.

A loving and kind man who always had a smile for others.

A great storyteller, who shared a tale every time we met, leaving us with a chuckle.

Your compassionate soul will be greatly missed by all of us and those you touched along your life’s journey.

May your star shine brightly upon us and your memories be the warmth of our hearts; may we all share a smile and a kind story to those we meet along the way so you may always know we carry you with us.

Rest well my brother and great friend, free of this world’s pain and suffering.

May you lead in heaven’s stomp dances and speak with the eagles which we love.

Fly free…we love you ever and always.

Seminole County resident Jimpsey "Boggie" "Chief" Carbitcher, 57, will be laid to rest on Saturday, Jan. 3 at 1 p.m.

Carbitcher will be taken to Cedar Creek Eufaula Baptist Church south of Seminole at 4 p.m. Friday.

Wake services will begin at approximately 6 p.m. and will continue until time for burial.

Rev. Dorsey Nero, Houston Tiger and Jimsey Harjo will officiate the services.

Burial will follow in the Jimmie Carbitcher family cemetery, southeast of Bowlegs, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Carbitcher passed away Tuesday, December 30, 2014, at Oklahoma Heart Hospital.

He was born April 25, 1957 in Wewoka to Jimmie and Nancy (Deere) Carbitcher; they precede him in death.

Those who knew Carbitcher, knew him best as "Boggie", his given Indian name, and as "Chief" by the many pipeliners he worked with.

Carbitcher attended Bowlegs Public Schools and graduated in 1977.

He worked throughout his life as a pipeliner and truck driver until his retirement from truck driving in 2007 from declining health.

Carbitcher was a member of Mekusukey Baptist Church where he comes to enjoy church songs, hymns, and gospel singing.

He reared his children in the Bowlegs/Wetumka area.

He lived the ways and traditions of the Seminole, intermingling his life with that of the world around him.

Carbitcher enjoyed attending stomp dances where he was a dance leader for many years.

He followed the customs of the ancient Seminoles in the dances he led.

Some of his favorite past times were spending time with his grandchildren, fishing, doing karaoke, dancing, rooting on the Kansas City Chiefs football team and watching M*A*S*H on TV.

Carbitcher’s family will follow the Seminole tribal custom throughout his funeral services and burial.

Survivors include one son Jimpsey "Sonnyboy" Carbitcher of West Plain, Missouri; one daughter and son-in-law Lisa and Larry Berryhill of Wetumka, Oklahoma.

Carbitcher left behind eight grandchildren, Marissa, Mykah, Mvpettv and Mahe of Wetumka, Cassandra Tubbs, Makayla Roberts and Benjamin Clark of Missouri, and Aleah Rainwater of Texas.

He has three great-grandchildren, Zackery Tubbs, Adaleah Roberts and one on the way, all of Missouri.

Other survivors include five sisters and brother-in-laws; Pat "Snookie" Larney, Shawnee, Betty "Tina" & Gene Wahweah, El Reno, Marina "Tolly" & Roger Butler, Bowlegs, Serena "DoeDoe" & Dewayne Scott, Seminole, Nettie "B-Girl" & David Haney, Seminole; two brothers Freeland "Rusty" Carbitcher, Seminole, Cookie "Toby" Carbitcher, Lawton; a host of nieces and nephews as well as many, many others.

Those who precede Carbitcher in death are his parents Jimmie Carbitcher in 1999; Nancy Carbitcher in 2003; two brothers, Monroe "Bobo" Carbitcher in 1964 at the age of three and Younger "Sonny" Carbitcher in 2001; one sister Dora "Tootsie" Hill in 2009.

Pallbearers include Tommy Harjo, Ray Franks, Terry Wise, Timmy Narcomey, Ramsey Harjo and Emmanuel Fry.

Honorary pallbearers include all of his friends from the pipeline.

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

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Felicia Carpenter-Cargill

Funeral services for Sasakwa resident Felicia Dawn Carpenter-Cargill are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 at Peace Cemetery, Sasakwa, Okla. with Bro. Charles Troglin and Rev. Jimmy Freeman.

She was born Feb. 14, 1990 in Shawnee, Okla. to Mitchell Keith and Betty Jane Crawford Cargill.

She passed away Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014.

She graduated Sasakwa High School in 2008.

Preceding her in death are her grandparents, John and Velma Crawford, Jackie and Barbara Jones, Dave and Ada Cargill, Phillip Cargill, Tilford and Bonnie Redding.

Survivors include her parents; sister, Lori Carpenter; and her brother, C.W. Troglin.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Barbara Carpitcher

Barbara Carpitcher, 66, of Shawnee, Okla. died Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 in Oklahoma City.  

Visitation will be 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 and continue through service time.

Wake services will be held 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Houston Tiger of Sand Creek and Reverend Ron Walker of Faith Believers Church, Sparks, Okla. officiating.

Burial will follow at Brown Family Cemetery on Hardesty Road, Shawnee 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

Majorie Carter

Marjorie Carter, 95, longtime Seminole resident, died, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 in Shawnee, Okla.

Funeral services will be Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

Full obituary to follow at a later date.

 

 

 

 

Marjorie Carter

Marjorie Fern Carter, 95, longtime Seminole and St. Louis, Okla., resident, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 in Shawnee, Okla.

Marjorie was born Dec. 27, 1918, in Heavener, Oklahoma to Julia (Hall) and Eugene Thomas.

During her adult life, she was a housewife and co-owner of multiple businesses, which included a dairy farm, Carter’s Grocery in St. Louis, Okla., M & M Tool, as well as Red Fork Drilling in Seminole with her husband Mark Carter.

She moved to Seminole from St. Louis, Okla., 35 years ago.

She was a member of the Ideal Street Baptist Church in Seminole, where she was the pianist for the church and was very active in all areas of the church for many years.

Marjorie married James "Mark" Carter on April 17, 1938, in Wewoka, Okla., and he preceded her in death on Feb. 22, 1997.

Marjorie is survived by two sons, Jim Carter of Romulus, Okla., and Chris Carter and his wife Deneen of Seminole, Okla; three daughters, Judy Carter of Cushing, Okla., Barbara O’Reilly and husband Greg of Tulsa, Okla., Angela Lindsay and her husband Harold of Shawnee, Okla.; one brother, Bob Thomas and his wife Mary of Holdenville, Okla.; nine grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James "Mark" Carter; sisters, Mildred Freer and Lucille Hoglin; brother Bill Thomas and her daughter-in-law Vivian Carter.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Larry Sparks officiating.

Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Casketbearers will be Jay O’Reilly and Mike O’Reilly, James Lindsay, Harold Lindsay, Nathan Vanzant and  Kevin Carter.

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

 

 

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Troy Cathey

Troy Dale Cathey, 68, Seminole resident died July 10, 2014 at his home in Seminole.

He was born June 1, 1946 in Seminole to Mildred Gynith (Rogers) Cathey and Loyd Nelson Cathey.

He grew up in Seminole where he graduated from Seminole High School in 1963.

He went on to further his education attending college for three years at Oklahoma State University.

He then joined the United States Army where he served during the Vietnam War.

He worked many years in the oilfield before retiring from an oilfield equipment supply company.

He is survived by one son, Keith Cathey; two sisters, Patsy Gower of Mustang, Okla. and Sue McDaniel of Colorado Springs, Colo.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Mildred and Loyd Cathey.

Cremation services were 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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Willie Cellars

Willie Mae Cellars (Rose), 60, lifelong resident of Seminole County, left this world in the arms of our Heavenly Father taking her place in heaven.

Willie Mae had a very peaceful passing with her family by her side early Wednesday morning at Midwest Regional Hospital.

It is now our "her family’s" journey to rise above our loss and find a way to make peace with it.

She was born June 24, 1953, to James William and Ruby Mae Rose (Welch).

She attended Seminole schools and spent most of her life as mother and homemaker to her four children.

Her children were her heart, her soul and her life. As long as she had her children, al was well in the world.

She loved country music, cooking, camping, fishing, porcelain dolls, fashion jewelry, flowers (especially the Blaze Rose) and Paul Alred.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cromwell. She always spoke very highly of her pastor, Manuel Kishketon.

Survivors include her best friend, confidant and companion of the last 20 years, Paul Alred; her son and his wife, John and Amy Cellars of Wanette; daughter-in-law, Shannon Cellars of Seminole; daughter and her husband, Christa and Nick Alred of Cromwell; son, James and his wife Tara of Eufaula; and by her eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

She is also survivied by one sister and her husband, Tommie and Alan Morris of Seminole; brother, Bill Mahoney of New Lima; brother and wife, Hugh and Claudie Mahoney of Roseburg, Ore. and a host of nieces and nephews.

Willie Mae was preceded in death by her parents, James and Ruby Rose; son, David Cellars; brother, Jerry Mahoney, and loving niece, Lisa Mahoney Shaw.

Services with her will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at the First Baptist Church of Cromwell.

"A cluster of memories sprinkled with tears,

Wishing God had spared you a few more years."

We will miss you forever…

Cellars

 

 

 

Harold Chadick

 

Harold Lee Chadick of Wewoka, Okla., passed away on Saturday Oct. 25, 2014 at the Elmwood Nursing Home in Wewoka.

Harold was born on Jan. 8, 1920 in Calvin to Albert Dodson Chadick and Mammie Mai (Hampton) Chadick.

Harold attended school at Wewoka Schools and played football.

He later became an Operating Engineer in the Oilfield.

He married Hazel Stidham on Dec. 31, 1940 in Wewoka.

Harold was World War II Veteran where he served in the Army Air Corp.

He served as a forward observer pilot.

Harold was also a 32nd Degree Mason.

Harold is preceded in death by his parents; Albert and Mammie Chadick, one son; Edward Lee Chadick, and his siblings; Charles Chadick, Bob Chadick, Eddie Chadick, Alma Cauldwell, and Edward Chadick.

He is survived by his wife; Hazel Chadick of the home, and his brother Jim Chadick of Wewoka, and numerous other family and friends.

Funeral Services for Harold will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Wewoka.

Interment will follow at the Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Pallbearers will be Mike Westmoland, Remmington Westmoland, Aron Chadick and Zane Smith.

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

Online condolences can be made at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com

 

 

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

 

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Harold Chadick

 

Harold Lee Chadick of Wewoka passed away on Saturday Oct. 25, 2014 at the
Elmwood Nursing Home in Wewoka.

Harold was born on January 8, 1920 in Calvin to Albert Dodson Chadick and Mamie Mai (Hampton) Chadick.

Harold attended school at Wewoka Schools and played football.

He later became an Operating Engineer in the Oilfield.

He married Hazel Stidham on Dec. 31, 1940 in Wewoka.

They were married for 74 years.

Harold was World War II Veteran where he served in the Army Air Corp.

He served as a forward observer pilot.

He loved the outdoors and loved to work, and there wasn't anything he couldn't fix.

Harold was also a 32nd Degree Mason.

Harold is preceded in death by his parents; Albert and Mamie Chadick, one son; Edward Lee Chadick, and brothers and sister; Charles Chadick, Bob Chadick, Eddie Chadick, Alma Caldwell, and Edward Chadick.

He is survived by his wife; Hazel Chadick of the home, his brother Jim Chadick of Wewoka, granddaughters Shandra Navarro of Ariz., Marci Chadick of Cali., daughter-in-law Carole Chadick of Ariz., and numerous other family and friends.

Funeral Services for Harold were held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Wewoka where Pastor Russell Ryker officiated and interment followed at the Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Pallbearers were Mike Westmoland, Remington Westmoland, Aron Khoury, and Zane Smith.

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

Online condolences can be made at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Claud Chappell Jr.

Claud Melvin Chappell Jr., 88, went to be with the Lord Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014.

He was born Jan. 26 1926, in Holdenville, Okla., to Claud Chappell Sr. and Susie (Willhite) Chappell.

On Aug. 3 1947, he married the love of his life, Lois Faylene Graham. Claud and Lois celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary this year.

He was in the Army Air Corps.

He was an entrepreneur and thriving businessman. He owned, operated and retired from C&J Trucks of Seminole, Okla.

He, along with other investors, was an integral part of purchasing Prague National Bank, now known as Vision Bank.

Retiring at the age of 50, Claud loved to travel, golf, pilot small aircraft, play cards, invest in the stock market and much more.

He was a member of the Elks Lodge, Jaycees and St. Paul’s United Methodist Church.

He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Claud Chappell Sr. and Susie (Willhite) Chappell.

Survivors include his wife, Lois Chappell; two daughters and spouses, Judy and Joe Roberson of Del City, Janis and Jimmy King of Shawnee; one grandchild, Lindsay Chappell King; nieces and nephews.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27 2014, at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Perry Williams officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Crossroads Hospice or the charity of choice.

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Claud Chappell

Claud Chappell Jr. died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014.

He was born Jan. 26, 1926.

Service are Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.

Terry Chase

Terry M. Chase, 74, of Fairland, Okla., formerly of Seminole, Okla. died at Freeman Health System in Joplin, Mo. Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 from complications following heart surgery.

He was born Oct. 25, 1939 in Seminole to Herb and Jeanette (Couk) Chase.

He was an entrepreneur and business man, owning furniture stores in various cities in Oklahoma and Arkansas.

In his early retirement he was a volunteer with Heaven and Earth Hospice and more recently volunteered as the Chairman of the Fairland, Oklahoma Senior Citizens Center where he managed day to day operations and procured funding through grants.

He is survived by his brother, Ronald Chase of San Francisco, Calif.; his son, Brian Chase of Fort Smith, Ark., his daughter Laurie Brown of Tulsa, Okla., and four grandchildren.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Fairland with Reverends Shannon Rodenberg and Carol Minter officiating.

Graveside services will be 4:00 p.m. Thursday at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

Services are under the direction of the Brown-Winters Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Fairland.

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers please send memorial contributions to the Fairland Senior Citizens Center or Fairland First United Methodist Church.

Friends and family may send the family notes of encouragement by viewing a Tribute Page at www.brown-winters.com.

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Ralph Chauvin Jr.

 

Memorial services for Ralph Walter Chauvin Jr. will be 2:30 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 5, 2014 in David Funeral Home of Abbeville, La.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 1:30 p.m. until service time, with Deacon Randy Hyde officiating.

Ralph Jr., a native and life resident of Abbeville passed away Saturday Nov. 1, 2014 in his residence.

He was a body man for Broussard Pontiac for many years, he also worked for Omega Protein as a warehouse clerk.

He was a Cajun musician and loved to play drums.

Ralph Jr. is survived by his wife Betty Ann Moreland Chauvin of Abbeville, La.; Two sons Ralph Walter Chauvin III and wife Valerie of Lake Charles and Christopher James Chauvin and wife Kayla of Kaplan, La.; daughter Valerie Anne Chauvin Duplantis and husband Jessie of Abbeville, La.; Four Grandchildren Blake Bourque, Hunter Chauvin, Ethan Chauvin, and Ebon Chauvin; numerous nieces and nephews; father and mother-in-law James "Bud" Jr. and Betty Lou Cravens Moreland of Wewoka, Okla.

He is preceded in death by his parents Ralph Walter Sr. and Delta Mae Landry Chauvin; step father Auron "Tex" Cormier; sister Rose Marie Chauvin Trahan; grandson Iain Chauvin

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.davidfuneralhome.org

David Funeral Home of Abbeville is in charge of arrangements 2600 Charity St. Abbeville, La. 70510 (337) 893-3777

 

 

 

 

 

Benny Chesser

Benny Eugene Chesser, 62, of Wewoka, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014 in Wewoka.

He was born June 10, 1952 in Wewoka to Benjamin Franklin Chesser and Ora Elizabeth Dutey.

He worked for Oakridge Nursing Home and Clay Pipe of Seminole.

Preceding him in death are his parents; sisters, Peggy Harmon, Debbie Harrison; and one brother, Jimmy Leon Chesser.

Survivors include children, B.J. Chesser of Tecumseh, Okla., Rusty Chesser of Wewoka, Anthony Chesser of Oklahoma City, Charletta Chong-Sang, and Shannon Haggard; ten grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Memorial service will be Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Wewoka Gleaners Holiness Church, with Pastors Larry Chesser and Bill Chesser officiating.

An online guest book is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Chesser

 

 

 

Gerald Chisum

Former resident Gerald Hayes (Pete) Chisum 71, of Duncan, died at his home Sunday, July 27, 2014.

Funeral services will be 1:39 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014 at the Ray of Hope Church with Rev. Ronny Bernard and Rev. Billy Morgan officiating, interment will follow at the Fairlawn Cemetery in Comanche, Okla.

Arrangements are under the direction of Carter-Smart Funeral Home.

There will be a family visitation Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

 

Katherine Clayton

Katherine Ann (Pruitt) Clayton, 79, long-time Konawa resident died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at Select Specialty Hospital in Oklahoma City.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 at the First Baptist Church of Konawa. Burial will follow at 4 p.m. at Mt. Olive Cemetery in Ft. Worth, Tex. Rev. Jim McMillan will officiate.

Pallbearers are Darrell Mackey, Chris Sharp, Robert Roulston, Mickey Clayton, Otis Gilbert, and Marvin Patterson.

She was born July 5, 1934 in Oklahoma City to Robert Pruitt and Gladys (Hargis) Pruitt.

She graduated from East Central University of Ada, Oklahoma with a Master of Science in Education.

She was a retired teacher from the Konawa school system, and was also the Director of Heritage House Nutrition Center in Seminole, Okla.

She married Floyd Clayton on May 29, 1975 in Konawa.

She is survived by her husband, Floyd Clayton of the home; one son, Jack Gorczyca of Harrah, Okla.; and one grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Pruitt.

Clayton

 

 

 

Thurman Clopton

Thurman Hall Clopton, 91 of Holdenville passed away on June 29, 2014.

He was born on April 18, 1923 in Stonewall, Okla. to Steve Pinky Clopton and Lillie Estelle (Ingram) Clopton.

He attended Non Public Schools in Non, Okla.

Thurman served his country in the United States Horse Calvary. He was a heavy weight boxer while in the military.

He was a member of the Choctaw Nation.

Thurman married Ruby Faye Sharpe on March 23, 1945 in Holdenville.

He worked for many years in the oilfield industry as a tool pusher.

Thurman was best known for his raising and training of game hens and coon dogs.

He loved fishing, deer hunting and playing pool.

More than anything, Thurman loved Ruby.

Preceding Thurman in death are his wife, Ruby; parents; sisters, Lucille Davenport and Sue Long, brother Goldman Clopton.

Survivors include his children, Diana Smith of Mesa, Ariz.; grandchildren, Carla Shaw and husband Brian of Pagosa Springs, Colo.; William S. Little of Mesa; great-grandchild, Jake; brother, Claude Bill Clopton of Holdenville; sisters, Ruby Ann Snyder of Seminole, Velma Lee Berryman of Lawton, and Jean Cobb of Choctaw, as well as a host of other nieces and nephews and other family and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at the Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Holdenville, Okla. Interment will follow at the Holdenville Cemetery in Holdenville.

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

Online condolences to the family can be made at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

 

Clopton

 

 

 

Marvin Clymer

Marvin G. "Bo" Clymer, 90, longtime Seminole resident died, Monday, March 24, 2014 in Shawnee, Okla.

Bo was born on Feb. 5, 1924 to Iva (Reavis) and Grover Clymer, at Pernell, Oklahoma.

Bo was active in the Seminole and surrounding area oilfields, which he loved and worked at until his death.

He served in the U.S. Navy as a Coxswan Mate from Jan. 5, 1944 to March 3, 1946 in active duty during World War II in the Philippines.

Bo was a member of the Walnut Street Church of Christ in Seminole.

He married Mary H. (Arnold) Emerson on Aug. 28, 1964.

Bo is survived by his wife Mary Clymer of Seminole; one sister, Bonnie Gardner of Las Vegas, Nev.; one special sister-in-law, Sally Christopher of Seminole; his nieces, Sharon Murray-Sliva of Orlando, Fla., Sue Arnold, Jackie Acree, and Jamie H. Frazier along with numerous other relatives and friends.

Graveside services will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 in Seminole with Bobby Allen officiating.

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

Bobby Coffman

Bobby "Bob" Coffman, former Prague resident died Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Meeker, Okla. at the age of 76.

He was born in Wewoka, Okla. on Nov. 29, 1937 to Robert Edward Coffman and Nellie May (Sumpter) Coffman.

After graduating from Seminole High School in 1955, he attended and graduated from Oklahoma University.

He was employed as a Government General Contractor with Tinker Air Force Base.

He is survived by four sons, Robert Coffman of Sugarland, Tex., Keith Coffman of Katy, Tex., Blaine Coffman of Colleyville, Tex. and Brett Coffman currently stationed in Germany while serving in the United States Army; and 12 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Nellie Coffman.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 23, 2014 at Little Cemetery Chapel with Rev. Doyle Long officiating.

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

Coffman

 

 

 

Bertha Coker-Lynch

Bertha Coker Lynch was born Dec. 3, 1924 in Spaulding, Okla. to Bill and Ethel Toy Horton Conger.

She died Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Wewoka Care Center at the age of 89.

She married Roy Coker on Dec. 1, 1941.

On June 28, 1977 she married Joe Lynch.

Preceding her in death are her parents; two husbands; three brothers, Tex Conger, Ed Conger, Bill Conger; three children, Glenna Sue, Barbara Kay, and Scott Lancer Coker.

Survivors include children, Andrea Dabbs of Wewoka, Doris Honeycutt of Shawnee, Eddie Coker of Seminole, Connie Whitlock of Wewoka, Sherry Keesee of Wewoka; 11 grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jack Williams , Bobby Davis, Billy Wayne Robison, Vance Pennington, Judge Sawyer, and Keith Sawyer.

Honorary pallbearers will be James Keesee, Andrew Keesee, David Coker, R.J. Coker, and Clay Chaney.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mark Hennen officiating and burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Coker-Lynch

 

 

 

Loretta Cole

08/31/1944 - 08/28/2014

Loretta May (Ingram) Cole, age 69 and a resident of Konawa, Okla., passed away from this life on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Midwest City, Okla.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 at the PAC Building located at Konawa High School. Rev. Jim McMillan, Pastor of First Baptist Church of Konawa will officiate. Rev. Ed Bray, Pastor of Cross Timbers Church of Konawa will assist. Burial will follow at Vista Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Tommy Sexton, Roy Hicks, Mike Jackson, Roy Gerhart, Terry Davis, and Shane Odell.

Honorary Pallbearers are Charles Carpenter, Altus Boren, Johnny Sharber, and Brian Akerman.

Loretta was born on Aug. 31, 1944 in Konawa to Jim Ingram and Jewell (McAnally) Ingram.

She was a graduate of Vamoosa High School.

She married John Edward Cole on Sept. 15, 1962 at Seminole.

They have lived in Konawa since 1983, and she was a member of the Vamoosa Baptist Church.

Loretta loved her family very much, and she enjoyed painting, bird watching, gardening, and restoring, owning, and showing classic cars.

Most of all, she loved watching her granddaughters at their sporting and school events.

She is survived by her husband of fifty-one years, John Edward Cole of the home; two daughters, Sharetta Walker and husband, Billy of Konawa, and Lana Jesse and husband, Tommy also of Konawa; three grandchildren, Caitlyn Elizabeth Jesse, Chloe Anne Jesse, and Camryn Cole Jesse.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Jewell Ingram; two sisters, Delouris Harris, and Mary Perry; and one brother, James Ingram.

Cole

 

 

 

Richard Cole

Richard (Rico) W. Cole, resident of rural Pleasant Grove School community southwest of Seminole passed away April 13, 2014 peacefully at his home surrounded by family and church family after a valiant battle with cancer. He was 56 years old.

He was born Oct. 1, 1957 in Seminole, Okla. to Charlie W. Cole and Hattie M. Coker Cole.

He was a member of the Seminole Nation Ocese Band and the Deer Clan.

He was baptized on June 23, 1959 at the First Indian Presbyterian "Hilltop" Church of Wewoka.

He was preceded in death by his parents; maternal grandparents, Richmond W. and Emma (Sewell) Coker and paternal grandmother Lucinda Franks Taylor.

He is survived by his children, Chad Cole of Konawa, Ashley Cole of Moore, Chase Cole of Norman and their mother, Clarissa Cole; Lainey Cole and Austin Satepauhoodle of Shawnee, Casey Cole of Seminole, their mother Lisa Billie of Seminole and grandson Austin R. Satepauhoodle of Shawnee; his sisters and brothers, Ella M. and Al Colman of Seminole, Beverly and Joe Manley of McLoud, Sonny and Pinky Cole of Oklahoma City and Ronnie Cole of the home; nieces include Christina Cole of Oklahoma City and Cassandra Cole of Holdenville; nephews include Trevor Cole, Terrance Manley, and Joe J. Manley; great nephews include Michael Cole and Greyson Cole.

He graduated from Pleasant Grove High School in 1975.

He enlisted with the U.S. Marine Corp in August 1976. He was a member of the 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton.

He was stationed at the Marine Barracks Naval Station Subic Bay, Philippines for a period of one year and returned to Camp Pendleton and honorably discharged on Sept. 26, 1979.

He then transferred to Marine Corps Reserve on Sept. 27, 1979 until he was honorably discharged on Aug. 25, 1982.

He was a Rife Sharpshooter and a recipient of the Good Conduct Medal.

He graduated from Seminole State College with an Associate of Science Degree and attended East Central State College for a period of one year majoring in Environmental Health Science before pursuing a career in Environmental Health and Hazardous Waste Removal profession with private industry.

He was a humble, kind, humorous and a thoughtful man, who loved his children and grandson very much.

He enjoyed family and social gatherings with his children, grandson, relatives and friends.

He was well known for his outdoor grilling skills and was called the "Grill Master" by his children. He treasured his play time with his little Grandson, Austin.

He was proud of his Marine Corp heritage and was proud of his service to his country. From the day he took his oath and earned the right to call himself a Marine, he remained a Marine until the end, through his demonstration of inner strength and courage in his trials and battle with cancer.

His faith in God and Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior never wavered.

His sense of humor and mischievous smile will be missed by all.

Wake services were conducted on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 6 p.m., officiated by Kelly Tiger, Jr.

Funeral services will be on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 2 p.m., officiated by Kelly Tiger, Jr. and J. C. Simpson at the Seminole Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Pallbearers will be Terrance Manley, Frank Sewell, Austin Satepauhoodle, Curtis Smith, Troy "Butch" Yargee, and Robert Fixico.

Honorary pallbearers will be Al Colman, Joe Manley, Joe Jay Manley, Trevor Cole, Dennis Billie, David Jones, Winston Postoak and the Seminole Nation Honor/Color Guards.

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

Cole

 

 

 

Harley Conatser

Harley F. "Buddy" Conatser, 77, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at his home in Seminole. 

He was born Jan. 19, 1937 in DE Queen, Ark. to Oriel Fester Conatser and Bertha Mae (Halter) Conatser.

He married Hazel Mae (Panick) Conatser on Aug. 19, 1960 in Spearman, Tex.

He had worked for Joe Mills Well Service in Seminole until his retirement in 1990.

He is survived by his wife, Hazel Conatser of the home; three sons, Harley G. Conatser of Seminole, Okla., Gary Conatser of Seminole, Okla., Roger of Yukon, Okla.; two daughters, Sherry Smith John of Ponca City, Okla., Karla Leonidou of Wheatland, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Nelda Johnston; one brother, David Conatser.

Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, June 13, 2014 at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole, Okla. with Pastors Jim and Nita Morland officiating the service.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.,Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

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

Conatser

 

 

 

Harley Conatser

Jan. 19, 1937 - June 10, 2014

Harley F. "Buddy" Conatser, 77 year old Seminole resident, passed from this life Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at his home in Seminole. 

He was born Jan. 19, 1937 in DE Queen, Ark. to parents Oriel Fester Conatser and Bertha Mae (Halter) Conatser.

Harley married Hazel Mae (Panick) Conatser on Aug. 19, 1960 in Spearman, Tex.

Harley was of the Baptist faith. 

He had worked for Joe Mills Well Service in Seminole until his retirement in 1990.

Harley leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 54 years, Hazel Conatser of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Harley G. Conatser and his wife Teresa of Seminole, Okla., Gary Conatser of Seminole, Okla., Roger and his wife Lisa of Yukon, Okla.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry Smith and her husband John of Ponca City, Okla., Karla Leonidou and her husband Costa of Wheatland, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and a host of other dear family and friends.

Harley is preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Nelda Johnston; one brother, David Conatser and by one daughter-in-law Tina Conatser.

Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Friday, June 13, 2014 at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole, Okla. with Pastors Jim and Nita Moreland officiating the service.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.,Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

The family wishes to extend a heart felt Thank You to "Visiting Angels" and to "Heavenly Hospice" for the outstanding care given to Harley.

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

Conatser

 

 

 

Barney Conley

Barney Meigs Conley, 67 of Calvin, Okla. passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Barney was born on Feb. 20, 1947 in Lamar, Okla. to J. B. and Leona (Arthur) Conley.

Barney graduated from Holdenville Public Schools and attended Rose State College.

He married Billy Vandeveer on Sept. 2, 1967.

He worked until his retirement at Tinker Air Force Base as a supervisor.

The family lived for many years in Oklahoma City and Seminole, Okla.

Being a member of the Professional Pidler's Club of Calvin was the daily event he looked forward to every morning. He loved to visit and tell jokes. Making others smile and laugh, and bringing them a little joy was important to Barney.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sister Euleta Scarberry; and brother Gary Conley.

Survivors include his wife, Billye of the home; sons Bryan Conley and wife Alisha of Little, Chris Conley of Edmond; grandsons Bryce Conley, Brendan Conley, and Caylin ; brothers Shannie Conley and Everett "Butch" Conley as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

A service of remembrance will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at the Calvin Schools Auditorium in Calvin, Oklahoma. Pastor James Anderson will officiate.

Bearers will be his sons, Bryan Conley and Chris Conley.

Honorary bearers will be Butch Conley, Shannie Conley, Don McCoy, Clyde Vandeveer, L. J. Scarberry, Gail Wilbanks and Johnny Treat.

Interment will follow at the Calvin Cemetery, Calvin, Okla.

Services are under the direction of Hudson Phillips Funeral Home.

Online condolences to the family can be made at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Conley

 

 

 

Janice Conley

Janice Sue Conley died in Tulsa on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at the age of 68.

She was born March 2, 1945 in Wewoka to Edward Wesley Johnson and Vondell Muerl (Hartzog) Barnes.

She married Billy Conley on March 23, 1974, in Wewoka. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Edward Johnson and Vondell Barnes.

She is survived by her husband, Billy, of the home;  five children, Linda Jack Campbell of Holdenville, Maryetta Calvert of Fletcher, Alice Leach of Holdenville, Connie Chesser of Wewoka, and Marcy Bacon of Holdenville;  nine grandchildren;  twelve great grandchildren;  one brother, Eddie Johnson of El Dorado, Ark.;  and four sisters, Mary Cosby of Midland Tex., Marty Lunn and Debbie Johnson, both of Wewoka, and Richetta Johnson of Seminole.

Graveside services will be held in the Lamar Cemetery on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, 11 a.m.  Rev. Tony Chesser and Rev. Larry Chesser will officiate. 

Pallbearers are Bubba Dooley, Joshua Dooley, A. J. Jackson, Adam Chesser, Mathew Chesser, and Christian Harrison.

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

 

 

 

 

Paul Conley

 

Paul Ralph Conley, 65, longtime former Hughes County resident, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 at the Sulphur Veterans Center in Sulphur, Okla.

Paul was born July 21, 1949 in Crossville, Tenn. to Mamie (Copeland) and William Conley.

Paul served his country in the U.S. Army as a Sergeant for two tours in Vietnam.

Paul married Sheila Ann Little on Nov. 4, 1972 in Jamestown, Tenn. in Fentress County.

She preceded him in death on Feb. 9, 2007.

Paul is survived by his son, Jerry Conley of Lexington, Okla., and a daughter and son-in-law Connie and Steve Chesser of Wewoka, Okla.; three sisters Sue Baker of Dayton, Ohio, Patty Keys of West Carrollton, Ohio and Mildred Sparks of Jamestown, Tenn., four grandchildren Adam Chesser, Mathew Chesser, J.D. Conley and Destiny Conley, Seven Great Grandchildren; Addyson Chesser, Noah Chesser, Mason Rogers, Abbigail Chesser, Natalie Conley, Trinity Conley and Titus Conley.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Sheila, sisters; Leva Copeland, Weltha Faye Smith, Reba Scarlett and Treva N. Cochran.

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 at the Little Cemetery Chapel at Little Cemetery.

Conley

 

 

 

Lawrence Conway

Lawrence Conway, 54 year old, Oklahoma City resident and former Seminole resident passed from this life on Nov. 24, 2014 at his home in Oklahoma City. 

Full obituary information is pending with Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

 

 

 

 

 

Crystal Cooper

Crystal Rose Cooper, 38, Prague, Okla. resident, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Crystal was born Nov. 14, 1975 in Shawnee, Okla. to Sherri (Dunn) Carpenter and Billy Earl Carpenter.

Crystal grew up in the Seminole, Shawnee, and Prague area.

She attended Prague High School, and was a member of the Calvary Way Church in Prague.

Crystal was a Grant Administrator for the Central Oklahoma Economic Development District in Shawnee.

Crystal raised and showed prize-winning goats. She attended and showed her goats, with her daughters, all around the United States at State Fairs and other shows. Her line of show goats won many ribbons and awards over the years.

Crystal is survived by her mother, Sherri Rose Carpenter of Shawnee and her father Billy Earl Carpenter of Stroud, Okla.; her two daughters, Emily Cooper and Hallie Cooper of Prague; two brothers, Ricky Kerr of Tecumseh, Okla., and Coty Davis of Prague; two sisters, Brandi Frey of Prague and Misty Griffith of Shawnee; many aunts and uncles and friends who loved her dearly.

She was preceded in death by her Grandma and Grandpa Dunn, Grandpa Joe, a cousin Eric Dunn, and numerous other relatives.

Funeral services are planned for 10 a.m., Saturday, March 8, 2014 at the First Baptist Church at 1500 Bluebell Road, in Prague. Rev. Starland Davis Sr. will officiate at the service, with burial following at the Prague Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Shawn Dunn, Justin Carpenter, BillCody Johnson, Daryl Annis, Danny Thompson and Tanner Thompson.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the BancFirst Crystal Cooper Memorial Fund, and please note on the memo who gave the donation.

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

Cooper

 

 

 

Dorothy Corona

Dorothy Laverne Corona, 50, Seminole resident died, Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 in Seminole.

Services are planned for 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Dorothy Corona

Dorothy Laverne Corona, 50, Seminole resident died, Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 at her home in Seminole.

Dorothy was born on April 4, 1964 to Mary Laverne (McDaniel) and Hughie Rains, in Rockcastle, Kentucky. Dorothy moved to Seminole five years ago from Shawnee, Okla

Dorothy was a homemaker. She enjoyed spending time with her family, watching her favorite TV show the Jerry Springer Show, and wrestling events.

Dorothy is survived by her husband, Zaragaza Corona of Seminole, Okla., Step sons Jerry Corona and his wife Angela of Shawnee, Okla. and David Cole, and his wife, Shanni, of Seminole, Okla. Step- daughter Donna Tuggle and her husband Mike of Houston, Tex., nieces Vickie Haskins and her husband David of Seminole, and Carolyn Corona Palacios, of Seminole, and a nephew, Albert Corona, of Seminole. She is also survived by several grandchildren, great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Moreland officiating.

The family would like to thank the ONHL, Home Health nurses, and staff, and the MacArthur Park Nurses.

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

Corona

 

 

 

Hazel Cossey

Hazel Juanita Cossey was born on August 20, 1927 to Clarence and Bertha Olive in Shawnee, Okla. and entered eternal rest on October 11, 2014 from her home in Seminole.

Her early years were spent on the family farm near Tribbey, Okla. where she graduated from high school in 1945.

There, she met and married the love of her life, Dewayne Curtis Cossey.

They lived for many years in Oklahoma City and in 1952 welcomed a son, Michael Wayne Cossey.

Juanita and Dewayne chose careers with Tinker Air Force Base where they were both swiftly promoted.

In her final years at Tinker, Juanita was involved in the development of the B2 "Stealth" Bomber.

Juanita and Dewayne loved dancing and sports, especially the football careers of their son and grandson.

Their grandson played football at Seminole High School from 9th grade through his senior year, and she attended every game, whether it was played at home or away.

Always an avid OU fan, she rarely missed a broadcast football or basketball game.

Juanita was an outstanding bowler and enjoyed the sport for many years.

She also enjoyed fishing at Lake Eufaula and flower gardening.

She was talented in sewing, painting and woodworking, but her greatest joy was her "boys", son, grandson and great-grandsons.

Juanita was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and sister, Reba.

Those left to cherish her memory are her son, Mike; grandson, Neil and his wife, Jaycie; and great-grandsons, Case and Cole Cossey.

Condolences may be sent to the family c/o P.O. Box 93, Seminole, OK 74818.

The family has designated the Alzheimer’s Association or charity of your choice as appropriate for memorials.

A private service will be held at a later date at Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home.

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

Cossey

 

 

 

Melba Courtney

Beloved mother, Melba Colleen Lunsford Courtney, 88 years old went to be with her Lord on Sunday, March 23rd, 2014.

She was born Feb. 3, 1926 to Stephen Franklin Cowan and Edna Gertrude Wylie Cowan in Henryetta, Okla.

Survivors include her daughters, Sherry Lunsford of Wewoka, Mary Lunsford Smith and husband Allen of Davenport; her son, James Lunsford of Wewoka; brother, Carlon Cowan of Arkansas, five grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and five great great grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are her husband, Douglas Lunsford; her parents; brothers, Milam Cowan, Stephen Cowan, and Russell Cowan; son, John Lunsford; granddaughter, Lorie Smith; and grandson, Paul Lunsford.

Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday March 27, 2014 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Brent Cowan, Josh Lunsford, Hunter Lunsford, John Haller, and Lee McElroy.

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

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Courtney

 

 

 

Wallace Cowan

Wallace Reed Cowan, Sr. 84, longtime Seminole and Maud resident, died Sunday, July 27, 2014 in Maud, Okla.

Wallace was born on April 27, 1930 in Bowlegs, Okla. to Myrtle Inez (Cobb) and Walter Reed Cowan.

Wallace lived in the Seminole area all his life, he graduated from Gypsy High School in 1947, and later joined the U.S. Army serving his country from 1952 to 1954 during the Korean War.

Wallace was a member of the Church of Christ at Maud.

He loved to read old western novels, but his favorite writer was Zane Grey.

Wallace worked and later owned the Green Spray Grocery Store located on State Street where "Richards" is located currently; Wallace was there for 17 years.

He also worked one year at O’Daniel’s Grocery in Maud and in 1974 started his career in the Seminole oilfields.

He was a roustabout for Bill Morris Tank Service for many years and then became an independent contract oilfield pumper for area oil producers.

His knowledge and dependability made him very well respected in the Seminole oilfields.

He married Matilda Maxine Coker on Aug. 6, 1952 in Seminole, Okla. and she preceded him in death on Aug. 9, 2007.

Wallace is survived by his son, Wallace Reed "Wally" Cowan Jr. of Maud, Okla., his daughter, WaDean Margarita Cowan of Maud, Okla., his brother, Dorval Cowan and his wife Joan of Bartlesville, Okla. and his sister, Mary Keys of Bartlesville, Okla.; his grandchildren, D’Nay Rowsey and her husband Derek of Ada, Okla., Danielle Wells and her husband Robert of Dickson, Okla. and Lori Brewer and her husband Bryan of Maud, Okla., John Grove and Brandi Proffitt of Maud, Okla.; great grandchildren, Desiree Paterson and Austin Claybourn of Ada, Okla., Emily Hamilton and Erin Wells of Dickson, Okla., Colton and Hailee Grove of Maud, Okla., Devin and Braxton Brewer of Maud, Okla. and a great-great-grandchild, Easton Claybourn; also by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Majel Carpitcha, Anne Kemp, Tony Costello and wife Mary, Russell Wilson, Betty Feigel and her husband Steve.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, July 31, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Frank Brewer officiating. Burial will follow at the Coker Family Cemetery near Maud, Okla. Military honors will be provided following the Funeral Service, by the U.S. Army Honor Guard.

Casket bearers will be John Grove, Colton Grove, Robert Wells, Derek Rowsey, Bryan Brewer and Devin Brewer.

Honorary bearers will be Austin Claybourn, Albert Flesher and his many oilfield colleagues.

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

Cowan

 

 

 

Arthur Cranfield

Arthur William Cranfield; nickname "Nog" passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at his home in Seminole, Okla. at the age of 82 years.

Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 14, 2014 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Wewoka with Rev. Larry Chesser officiating.

Arthur "Nog" Cranfield was born June 28, 1931 in Oklahoma City to Harvey and Hettie Watts Cranfield.

He graduated from Crooked Oak High School in Oklahoma City and later married Roxie Ivers Cranfield on June 10, 1950.

Arthur worked many years for Wonder Bread and later as the Seminole county jail Minister.

Arthur taught Sunday School at Gleaners Holiness Church in Wewoka.

He loved building and landscaping but serving the Lord meant the most to Arthur.

Arthur is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Roxie Cranfield; son, Danny Cranfield; brother, Jim Cranfield; sister, Rose Streets; and grandson, Kirk William Cranfield.

Arthur is survived by his children, Leanna Kay and husband, James Tiger of Seminole, Roxie Ann and husband, Michael Ginn of Sitka, Alaska, and Sammy and wife, Pam Ivers of Prague; brothers, David Cranfield of Atwood, Ralph Cranfield of Oklahoma City; and sister, Bobbi Goss of Moore; grandchildren, Michael Tiger, James Tiger Jr. Lisa Tiger, Danny Cranfield Jr., Lori Cranfield, Jenny Smith, Julie Ivers, Alisha Wilson, Ashley Yatman, Chris Garrison, Israel Ginn, and Rachel Sorokin; and 29 great grandchildren.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Cranfield

 

 

 

Jesse Crawford

Dec. 24, 1929 – Aug. 6, 2014

The journey for Jesse Lee Crawford began on December 24th, 1929 in Wewoka, Okla.

He was the second of three children born to Allie (Webster) Crawford and Isaiah Crawford.

He married Charleszetta Woodfork. This union was blessed with two sons, Larry T. Crawford (Geraldine) and Earl M. Crawford (Geraldina).

Jesse received his education in Wewoka Douglas school system, and was a member of the Douglas High School Alumni Association.

He was a long time employee of Tinker AFB as an structural mechanic retiring after over 30 years of service.

Jesse served his country as a member of the US Army from February 1951 to February 1953.

Giving his life to Christ and was baptized at an early age. He served as a deacon at Galilee Baptist Church in Seminole under his father in law the late Pastor Jesse E. (JE) Woodfork Sr. and later at New Jerusalem under Bishop Bobby L. Williams Sr. until his health wouldn't allow him to attend.

He was a member of Livingston #175 Masonic Lodge,  where he was a Past Master; member of L. Ashley Chapter #3 Holy Royal Arch Masons, and the Florence C. Johnson Chapter #85 OES Worthy Patron.

He faithfully attended all events and functions associated with the Prince Hall Jurisdiction of Oklahoma fraternal organization.

On Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 the Lord saw a need and call Jesse from labor to reward, from the Hospice Quality Care Home in Midwest City, Okla.

Proceeding him in death, his parents, Allie and Isaiah; brother, James; sister, Dorothy; wife, Charleszetta, and one son, Larry.

Left to cherish his memory, son Earl Michael Crawford (Geraldina); niece he helped raise, Koretta McArthur (Brian); daughter in law Geraldine; Uncle L.R. Webster; sister in laws, Rose Woodfork, and Gladys Crawford; nine grandchildren, LaDonna, Travetta, Larry Jr., Cornelius, Timothy, Paulina, Niyah, Miyah, and Michiyah; 17 great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services are planned for 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 at the New Jerusalem Evangelist Temple Church of God in Christ at 1621 Bishop Bobby L. Williams Drive in Oklahoma City, Okla. Rev. Larry Payne will officiate at the services. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. at Maple Grove Cemetery, in Seminole with Military Honors.

Crawford

 

 

 

Opal Criswell

Opal Marie Criswell, life long Seminole resident passed away Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 at her residence, at the age of 66.

Opal was born Feb. 22, 1948 in Shawnee, Okla. to parents, David A. Cole and Faye Neoma (Griffin) Cole.

Opal grew up in the Seminole area and graduated from New Lima High School.

After her high school graduation, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from East Central College of Ada, Okla.

She was a third grade teacher at Varnum Elementary School.

She married J. Ted Criswell, Dec. 7, 1977.

She was of the Baptist faith.

Opal is survived by, her husband of 37 years, Ted Criswell of the home; two daughters, Shelly Wood and her husband Thom of Seminole, Okla., Melanie Madden and her husband Jay of Tecumseh, Okla. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Allyson Madden, Kayleigh Wood, Morgan Madden, Hannah Madden, Kaleb Wood, Jacob Madden and Kyle Wood.

Opal was preceded in death by her parents, David and Faye Cole and two brothers, David Lee Cole and Charles Cole.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens of Seminole.

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

Condolences may be made: www.swearingenfuneralhome.com

Criswell

 

 

 

Harold Crosby

Mar. 31, 1932 - July 13, 2014

Harold Gene Crosby, 82, former Seminole resident, died Sunday, July 13, 2014 in Boise, Idaho.

Harold was born March 31, 1932 in McLean, Tex. to Clarence and Rebecca Crosby; he was the fourth of five children.

While Gene worked his way through undergraduate and graduate school at Oklahoma State University, Gene bought a plane.

He loved to fly to OSU wrestling matches with his friends, "living on beer and peanuts."

He was a smoke jumper and seasonal pilot for the U.S. Forest Service, which brought him to McCall, Idaho, where he met his wife of 20 years, Harriet Anderson.

They moved to Boise, Idaho, where Gene worked at the Titan Missile Complex in Ada County.

They returned to McCall, Idaho, so Gene could work for Johnson Air Company, flying mail and hunters into the backcountry, and "pregnant women and shot hunters out."

Gene’s next job was in Boise, Idaho, working for Joe Albertson, as his co-pilot, flying him around the country as the grocery store chain expanded.

In 1969, Gene and Harriet bought a "160-acre homestead" farm near Notus, Idaho, Gene lived at Dirty Sock Ranch, fondly named after all the socks drying on the porch after changing sprinkler lines, until 1984, when he moved back to Boise, Idaho.

Notable awards were; "Million Miler" for flying one million miles without an accident, quite a feat with a single engine propeller planes over mountainous terrain, and "Grassman of the Year".

Gene served on the Notus, Idaho school board and on the Chamber of Commerce board at Caldwell, Idaho.

Gene served as a First Lieutenant in the U. S. Army from 1954 to 1957.

Gene is survived by his sister, Ann Vanlandingham of Seminole, Okla.; a daughter, Cherrill Moran of Tempe, Ariz.; two sons, Brian Scott Crosby of Boise, Idaho and Brent Anderson Crosby of Valley Ford, Wash.; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the Little Cemetery Chapel at Little Cemetery in Seminole, Okla. Chris Stinnett will officiate at the services.

Military honors will be provided by the U.S. Army.

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

Crosby

 

 

 

Patricia Crummett

Patricia Kaye (Honsinger) Crummett, 60, a resident of Seminole, Okla. died Aug. 8, 2014 at Solara Hospital in Shawnee, Okla.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole. Bro. Mike Wester will officiate. Burial will follow at Wolf Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Jim Julian, John Julian, Brandon Perkinson, Gaye Heffley, Xavier Manuel, and Preston Parker.

Honorary pallbearers are Leroy Wayne Phelps, Jesse Phelps, Guy Phelps, and Dakota Cotanny.

She was born Oct. 9, 1953 in Seminole to Ray Fenton Honsinger and Goldy (Saxon) Honsinger.

She received her LPN license from Pontotoc County Vo-tech Nursing School on July 26, 1991, and worked as an EMT- Intermediate Paramedic. She retired from nursing in 2008.

She married David Crummett on Sept. 14, 1981 in Galveston, Tex.

She is survived by one son, Robert Keith Crummett of Tecumseh, Okla.; one daughter, Rhonda Crummett also of Tecumseh; five sisters, Margaret Orr of Chickasha, Okla., Mary Dawson of Chickasha, Roberta Phelps of Seminole, JoAnn Julian of Seminole, and Connie Heffley of Eufaula, Okla.; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Goldy Honsinger; her husband, David Crummett; and two brothers, Robert and Richard Honsinger.

Crummett

 

 

 

Elsie Cully

Elsie June (Harjo) Cully, 72, resident of Konawa, Okla. died Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the Chickasaw Nation Medical Center in Ada, Okla.

A Wake service is scheduled for 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Monday, March 10, 2014 at the Chapel with Joe Coon and Rev. Jimsey Harjo officiating. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Keith Sanchez, A.J. Foster, Ronnie Harjo, Frankie Sanchez, R.D. Coody, and Thomas Lindsey.

Honorary Pallbearers are Kenneth Larney, Noe Sanchez, George Tiger, III, Jordan Fixico, Christopher Sanchez, and Carlos Montano.

She was born June 9, 1941 in Sasakwa, Okla. to Minnie (Buck) and Albert Harjo.

She graduated Sasakwa High School and attended college at Okmulgee Technology Center.

She worked as a medical records technician for Wewoka HIS.

She married Harris Cully on Nov. 21, 1960 in Oklahoma City.

She is survived by her husband, Harris Cully of the home; one son, Harold Moore, Oklahoma; one daughter, Connie Cully of Konawa; and five grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Minnie and Albert Harjo; one sister, Sereda Sanchez; and two brothers, Joe Albert Harjo and Steve Harjo.

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Bobbie Daugherty

Bobbie Lou Daugherty, 78, of Martinsville, Ill. died at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014 at her residence.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Goodwin Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Casey, Ill. with the Rev. Steve Dolson officiating. Burial will be at Ridgelawn Cemetery in Martinsville.  

She was born Sept. 3, 1935, in Seminole, Okla., to Odus and Juanita Crabb.  

She married Otis Daugherty in 1951.

She is survived by her husband, Otis Daugherty; four sons, Tim Daugherty and Eric Daugherty, both of Martinsville, Ill., and Tony Daugherty and Bryan Daugherty, both of Marshall, Ill.; one brother, Gerald Crabb of Harrisburg; and one sister, Kathy Smith, of Harrisburg; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter; and one brother.

Memorials may be made to Lincolnland Hospice at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System.

Daugherty

 

 

 

Arthur Davis Jr.

Arthur Raymond "Bejohn" Davis, Jr., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 at his home in Sasakwa, Okla.

Bejohn was born Feb. 5, 1951 to Arthur and Annabelle (Coker) Davis in Wewoka, Okla. 

He graduated from Sasakwa High School in 1970 and he was a member of the National Guard.

He married Barbara House on Nov. 7, 1992 in Sasakwa.

Bejohn enjoyed riding his four wheeler on the South Canadian river and spending time with his family and friends, he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by five sisters, Vicki Davis, Vivian Trejo, Lou Ann Davis, Georgia Long, Marilyn Davis; one brother, Terry Davis; three children, Victor Davis, Yauna Walker, and Lavina Perales; ten grandchildren, Josh, Raechel, Nathan, Makayla, Kelby and Karter Davis; Rayla and Trenton Davis, Kamry Walker, and Alissa Frair; six great grandchildren, Rowen and Eli Davis, Kade Davis, Jaden Sanchez, Kolby Alexander and Kasyn Harjo. 

Also surviving him are fourteen nieces and nephews, Charles and Martha Gibson, Eric, Jessica and Rickenda Hall, Jeremy McPerryman, Leah Davis, Tori Parker, Alexandria Waller, Kimberly Castro, Charlie Hitcher, Jerilyn Fixico, Jesse Howard and Brianna Davis.

Preceding him in death were both of his parents, Arthur and Annabelle; wife, Barbara; and one grandson, Colton Davis.

Wake services are planned for Saturday, Jan. 4 at 6 p.m. at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel in Wewoka.

Bejohn will then be taken to Spring Baptist Church in Sasakwa on Sunday, Jan. 5 at 4 p.m. with wake services to be held at 7 p.m.  

Funeral services will be on Monday, Jan. 6 at 2 p.m. with burial to follow at the Davis Family Cemetery in Sasakwa with Rev. Jimsey Harjo and Rev. Houston Tiger officiating.

Pallbearers are Chris Fixico, Abe Davis II, Jay Harjo, Kenny Bowlegs, Tom Ledgerwood and Mick Clarey.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Angela Davis

Angela Dawn Davis was born on March 8, 1980, in Shawnee, Okla., and departed this life on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Midwest City, Okla., at the age of 34.

Angela, the daughter of Bart and Kathy (Winn) Ackerman, was a resident of Prague.

She loved going to bluegrass concerts and enjoyed fishing with her great grandparents, Ben and Ruby.

Angela’s great grandparents, Ben and Ruby Winn, grandparents, Robert and Barbara Ackerman, and half-sister, Jenna Ackerman preceded her in death.

Survivors include her parents, Bart and Kathy Ackerman of Seminole; brother, Colt Ackerman of Seminole; sisters, Courtney Ackerman of Seminole, and Alicia Davis of Prague; grandparents, Clarence and Alta Winn of Paden; best friend, Chrissy White of Seminole; along with other family and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel at 10 a.m. in Prague with Ron Ackerman officiating. Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole, with Angela’s uncles, Joey Winn, Randy Winn, Rodney Ackerman, Bryce Ackerman, Chris Bruce, and Gene Middleton serving as pallbearers.

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

A guest book is available to share your memories on-line at www.ParksBrothers.net

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Catherine Davis

Catherine Davis, 75, of Shawnee, Okla. passed from this life Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 in Shawnee.

She was born July 10, 1939 to Hobson and Bertha (Bateman) Harrison in Wolf, Okla.

Catherine was raised in Modesto, Calif. and graduated from high school in Modesto.

She married Dexter Lee Davis Oct. 31, 1957 in Modesto, Calif. where they began their family.

They moved the family to Oklahoma in 1969 and settled in Maud where she raised her children.

In 1980 she moved to Seminole, Okla. where she has resided until recently moving to Shawnee.

Catherine worked for Doyle’s Quick Stop as a manager, as a deli manager for Homeland and later as deli manager for Firelake.

She enjoyed playing bingo, going to the casino and traveling.

Catherine was preceded in death by her husband, Dexter Lee Davis on Dec. 14, 2008; daughter, Renee Nell Davis; grandchildren, Kassidee Sheppard, Jake White and Richard White; and her parents.

She is survived by two daughters and two sons-in-law, Sherrie Lee and Richard Sheppard of Shawnee and Melinda Gail and David Ray Loman of Earlsboro; son and daughter-in-law, Delmar Dexter and Juli Davis of Meeker; nine grandchildren, Brenden and Rachelle Sheppard, Tyrell and Crystal Sheppard, Michelle and Chad White, Kindra and Brian Wilcox, Catherine Sheppard, Gail Loman, Randy Loman, Delmar II and Tana Davis and Patricia Davis; 22 great-grandchildren; and former daughter-in-law, Marguerite Davis Inman.

In honor of Catherine’s wishes no formal services will be held.

Arrangements are being handled 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.

Davis

 

 

 

Donna Davis

Donna Kay "Nonnie" Aldridge Davis, 52 of Wewoka passed away on Jan. 6, 2014 in Wewoka.

She was born on Jan. 29, 1961 in El Paso, Tex. to Gilbert James Aldridge and Patsy Sue (Eggar) Aldridge.

She had two siblings, Mike and Debbie.

Donna was a graduate of the Holdenville High School class of 1979. She later attended Seminole State College.

Donna worked for many years at First National Bank of Wewoka as a bookkeeper.

She was a member of the Holdenville Church of the Nazarene.

Collecting teddy bears was a hobby but what she enjoyed most was spending time with her nieces and nephews and family. She loved her nieces and nephews as though they were her own.

Preceding Donna in death is her father, Gilbert Aldridge; grandmother, Hattie Eggar; and cousin, Keith Aldridge.

Survivors include her mother, Patsy Sue Gentry of Holdenville; siblings, Mike Aldridge and Andrea Cheatham of Broken Arrow, and Debbie Lucas and husband Danny of Holdenville; nieces and nephews, Cady Lucas of Holdenville, Deric Lucas of Holdenville, Kylee Aldridge and wife, Morgan of Bella Vista, Ark., great-nephew, Ayden Aldridge of Bella Vista, Ark. as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 at the Holdenville Church of the Nazarene. Rev. Dane Robinson will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Donald Drawbaugh, Greg Arbuckle, Jerry Don Davis, Phillip Lee, Cody Wittmann, Joseph Wittmann, and Danny Lucas.

Interment will follow at the Holdenville Cemetery, Holdenville, Okla.

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

Online condolences to the family can be made at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Doyle Davis

Doyle J. Davis, a life long resident of Wewoka, Okla., passed away at his home in Wewoka under the care of hospice on Friday, May 23, 2014. He went to be with the Lord.

He was born on June 27, 1938.

Doyle had a lifetime career in the Oilfield.

Doyle is preceded in death by his parents, John J. Davis and Gertrude Lawrance, great granddaughters, Jenna LeeAnn Frizzell and Jenna Sky Ballard.

He is survived by one son, Chris Davis and his wife Janet; his loving companion, Virginia Forsithe; two brothers, Wilman Davis of Wewoka, Okla. and Paul Davis and his wife Judy of Gore, Okla.; two sisters, Ester Smith and her husband Edmond and Lois Baxter and her husband Phil of Choctaw, Okla.; six nieces and three nephews; his grandchildren, Freedom Medina of Holdenville, Okla., Jason Ballard, James Ballard and Ashley Ballard all of Wewoka, Okla.; great grandchildren, Hector, Gracie, and Mollee Medina, and Nellie and Ryan Ballard.

Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2014 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home in Wewoka.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Freddy Davis

July 15, 1943 - March 21, 2014

Precious in the Sight of the Lord is the death of his saints"

Freddy Lee Davis, of Oklahoma City passed away at Integris Hospice House Friday, March 21, 2014 at the age of 70.

Freddy was born July 15, 1943 in Wewoka, Okla. to parents, Roger and Rosetta (Jefferson) Davis.

Freddy graduated from New Lima High School in 1961. He went on to Langston University.

He married Shirley Street on Jan. 20, 1962 and to this union was born, two children, Freddy Jr, and Kellye. 

Soon after he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1968 and served during the Vietnam War. He was discharged honorably in 1970.  

He worked at Tinker AFB as a Journey Man for 10 years and Then Midwest Trophy as a buffer for seven years. He retired from labor in 2000.

Also during this time he graduated from Rose State College in 1977 with an Associate degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice.

Freddy became a deacon at his childhood church Scipio Baptist in Lima, Okla. under the leadership of Rev. F.D. Cochran, Sr. and current Pastor Rev. Bradshaw where he served faithfully until he became too ill to make the drive from Midwest City to Lima.

Freddy had a love for the Rodeo. He was a Black Cowboy at heart. His love for horses was shown through his love and care for his paint horses Rocky and Rocket.

He was a faithful member of 17 years to PTSD Vietnam Support group. They call themselves a "Ban of Brothers". He was well loved and respected by them all.

Freddy was preceded in death by his beloved brother, Willard and his parents, Roger and Rosetta.

Freddy is survived by his son, Freddy Davis Jr. of Fort Worth, Tex. and his daughter, Kellye (Davis) Woodfork (Samuel) of Norman, Okla.; two grandchildren, Samuel Woodfork Jr and Sydnie Woodfork; big brother, Zenophar (Zeke) Overstreet; two special nieces, Marcy Barnette of Moore, Okla. and Denise Davis of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and two special nephews, Tommy Brown and Willard Davis Jr,

Special acknowledgement to Howard English (best friend) and Band of Brother from the Veterans Support Group.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 Noon, on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at the Immanuel Fellowship Church in Seminole, Okla. at 3103 Highway # 3 North. Burial will follow at Westwood Cemetery in Wewoka, Okla. Pastor Zenephor Overstreet will be officiating at the service.

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

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Nolan Davis

Nolan Wesley Davis, age 40 of Koshkonong, Mo., was born March 2, 1973, in Shawnee, Okla., and passed away Jan. 9, 2014, at his home.

Survivors include his wife, Sara (LaCoss) Davis; his soon-to-be-born son, Aiden Davis; his parents, William and Phyllis (Soule) Davis; one sister, Erica Tiger; one brother, Aaron Davis; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Acquaintances and family may sign the registry or express condolences at claryfuneralhome.com.

A memorial service for Nolan will be held at a later date in his hometown of Seminole, Okla.

Davis

 

 

 

Joyce Deck

Joyce Marie Deck, 66, of Seminole, Okla. died Monday, July 28, 2014 in Shawnee, Okla.

She was born Dec. 24, 1947 in Seminole to Charles Edney and Margie Marie Wilcox.

She previously worked for Pioneer Nursing Home in Seminole as an aide.

Preceding her in death are her parents.

Survivors include two sons, Michael George of Seminole, Okla. and Terry Wayne George of Albuquerque, N.M.; brother, Daniel Edney of Harrah, and a host of other relatives.

A memorial services will be held at later date.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guest book is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Deck

 

 

 

Darla Demings

Darla Virginia (Neese) Demings, life long Seminole County resident, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014 at Integris Seminole Medical Center at the age of 44.

She was born May 14, 1969 in Weleetka, Okla. to Darrell Wayne Neese and Connie (Lane) Mills.

She graduated from Bowlegs High School and attended beauty college and was a licensed cosmologist for many years.

Darla later attended Seminole State College and received her Associates Degree.

Darla was a member of the Bowlegs First Baptist Church and enjoyed listening to music, spending time outdoors and her dog, Missy.

She is survived by her parents, Connie and Mike Mills of Bowlegs; one son, Dalton Wise of Bowlegs; one daughter, Courtney Wise of Bowlegs; one brother, Terry Neese of Bowlegs; niece, Jessica Neese; nephew, Colton Neese; grandparents, Berneice Neese of Wetumka, Carol Mills of Seminole; several cousins, nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends.

Darla was preceded in death by her father, Darrell Wayne Neese; one brother Mark Mills and grandparents, Mary Avo Lane, Benjamin Franklin Lane, Floyd "Dobbin" Neese and Reford Mills.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Bowlegs First Baptist Church with Reverend Andy Quinton officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Terry Neese, Dalton Wise, Kenny Wise, Coy Lane, Jordan Pierce and Donnie Williamson.

Honorary bearer will be Sheldon Mills.

Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole with services under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

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Marshall Dent

Marshall Scott Dent was confirmed in death on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014.

He was born Jan. 23, 1986 to Scott and Pam Dent in Shawnee, Okla.

He attended Pleasant Grove and Shawnee Public Schools.

He was a member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, the Hvteyicvlke (Newcomer) band and the Bear Clan.

Marshall was looked to as a protector to his three sisters.

He was full of life and laughter and was always joking around with others.

He loved to cook great meals for his family.

He also was an artist and loved to draw.

Marshall had a son with Desirae Palomino of McLoud. He loved spending time playing with his seven-year-old son, Montez, who meant the world to him.

He was preceded in death by his granfather, Orin L. Dent; uncle, Russell Walter Moffett; cousin, Susie Biggs Mercado; great-grandmother, Teresa Picard.

Marshall is survived by his son, Montez Dent; mother of his son, Desirae Palomino; parents, Pamela Dent and Mike Gettle of Shawnee, Scott and Tina Dent of Shawnee; sisters, Sarah Dent and Miranda Dent of the home; Emily and Ryan Rodriguez of Colorado Springs; grandparents, Winona Factor of Shawnee, Eastman and Stella Factor of Seminole, Diana Moffet of Toledo, Ohio; uncles, Mike and Patricia Factor of Tecumseh, Billy and Penny Factor of Shawnee, Glenn Factor, Matthew Factor of Keshena, Wis. Mitch Factor and Laura Waukechon of Mt. Vernon, Wash., Jason Dent, Robert and Becky Dent of Toledo, Ohio; aunts, Karen and Larry Fullbright of Meeker, Nanette and Richard Hazelwood of Shawnee, Brenda Tingler and Danny Oliver of Cherokee, N.C., Vickie McGann of Keshena, Wis., Marvis and Kellie Ann Biggs of Georgia; as well as numerous cousins, relatives and friends.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 at Temple Baptist Church located at 1234 E. Highland in Shawnee. Officiating the service will be Pastor Mike Craig, Youth Minister Randy Moore of Temple Baptist Church and Kelly Tiger Jr. of Holdenville. Burial will be at Little Cemetery in Little, Okla.

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Mattie Dillman

Mattie May Dillman passed away on May 9, 2014 in Wewoka, Okla.

She was born on June 23, 1910 in a tent in Yeager, Okla. to David Earl and Dollie Jane (Margraves) Muirhead.

She attended school at Scratch Gravel in Hughes County.

Mattie worked as a nurse for many years.

Mattie married Tom Kinghorn who preceded her in death (1952).

She later married S.O. Dillman who also preceded her in death (1980).

Mattie had seven siblings whom she loved very much.

She counted her nieces and nephews as her own.

Mattie loved the Lord and was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Wewoka.

Mattie is also preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Sid Muirhead, Plea Muirhead, Burl Muirhead, Edna Jackson, and Bonnie House.

Survivors include her brother, Dewey Muirhead and wife Inez of Wewoka; sister Carrie Ruth McClelland and husband Cecil of Farmington, New Mexico; as well many nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.

She was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Wewoka. Aaron Alsbrook and Eddie Neill will officiate. Interment will follow at Wetumka Cemetery in Wetumka, Okla.

Pallbearers will be Mark Mosley, Clark Campbell, Terry Muirhead, Randy Chaney and Michael Jackson.

Honorary bearers will be her nephews and great nephews.

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

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Daniel Dillon

Daniel Shearer Dillon, known as "Radio Dan" and Dan-O", age 55 and a resident of Konawa, Oklahoma passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 due to an auto accident in icy conditions on Little River Bridge on Hwy 99 near Bowlegs, Oklahoma on his way to work.

Danny was born on November 6, 1958 in Texarkana, Ark. to Daniel Dillon, Sr. and Gretchen (Holtman) Dillon. Danny married Mary Ann Tiner on February 27, 1999 in Texarkana, Ark.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Dillon of the home; two step-sons, Preston Hays of ND and Michael Hays; three step-daughters, Dawn Hays of NC, Jamie Redfearn of Texarkana, Ark., and Missy Gates of Seminole; and numerous grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Donations may be made to the Daniel Dillon Memorial Fund at First United Bank and Trust, P.O. Box 1391 Seminole, OK 74818-1391, phone number: 405 382-0701.

A memorial service is planned for 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Choctaw Church of the Nazarene in Choctaw, Okla. Terry Rowland will officiate. A memorial register book is available for signing at Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa.

 

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Michael Dixon

Michael Dixon, 51, of Oklahoma City, Okla. died Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Integris Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

He was born Dec. 17, 1962 in Oklahoma City to Erin F. and Marie (Cata) Dixon.

He was a member of the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe and the Mississippi Choctaw Tribe.

He is preceded in death by his father, Erin F. Dixon; grandmother, Josephine C. Cata; and a nephew, Mason Dixon.

He is survived by his mother, Marie Dixon of Oklahoma City; three brothers, Frank Dixon of Arizona, Chris Dixon of Miami, Okla. and Anthony Dixon, also of Miami, Okla.; and other relatives.

Graveside service and interment will be held 10 a.m. Friday, July 25, 2014 at Basset Grove Cemetery in Grove, Okla. Native American Rites will be conducted by Randy White.

Pallbearers will be the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Online condolences may be made at www.paulthomasfuneralhomes.com

Louise Dobson

Louise Ann (Brown) Dobson, Seminole, Oklahoma resident passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Shawnee, Okla. at the age of 66.

Louise was born March 27, 1947 in Holdenville, Okla. to parents, Sammy Brown and Syble (Ledbetter) Brown.

Louise was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God church.

She married William James Dobson on Dec. 18, 1965 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Louise is survived by husband of the home, William James Dobson; three sons, James Lee Dobson and his wife Sherry of Tecumseh, Okla., Michael W. Dobson and his wife Lisa of Seminole, Brian J. Dobson of Seminole; daughters, Sandra J. "Kay" Dennis and her husband Tommy of Devine, Tex. and Chelsea A. Dobson of Seminole; grandchildren, Christopher Dennis, Shane Dennis and his wife Jamie, J.D. Dennis, Jessica Dobson, Brannon Dobson and his wife Jordan, Kyler Dobson and his wife Taylor; great grandchildren Shanea Dennis, Shane Dennis, Jr., Clayton Dennis, Braxton Dobson, Emerle Dobson, and two great great grandchildren, Preston Dennis and Dalton Dennis; one sister, Wanda L. Porter and her husband Bobby of Wewoka; two uncles, Harvey Ledbetter and his wife Dortha of Seminole and Floyd Ledbetter of Holdenville.

Louise was preceded in death by her parents, Sammy and Syble Brown; two aunts, Velma Brewer, and Thelma Griffin; one cousin, Jennette Hail.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel of Seminole with Rev. Roy Robertson officiating. Burial will take place at the Holdenville Cemetery, Holdenville, Okla.

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

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

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Ezekiel Dockery

April 18, 2012 - March 21, 2014

Ezekiel Bear Dockery went home to Jesus Friday, March 21, 2014 at Wasillia, Ala.

Ezekiel was born April 18, 2012 in Pineville, N.C. to Brian Dave Dockery of Seminole, Okla.

Ezekiel is survived by his father, Brian Dockery; twin sisters, Ava Penelope Dockery, Veloria Ruth Dockery; grandparents, Janet Dockery-Strayhorn, Ricky L. Strayhorn, Mickey D. Dockery; uncles, Mickey Dockery, Jr., Dewayne Peters, David R. Walker, and Tyler Parks.

He is also survived by aunts, Natasha Dockery-Parks, Heather Glass-Dockery, Terry Walker; cousins, Genesis Dockery, Merax Dockery, Merina Ruth McHugh, Solomon Tyler Parks, Tori Strayhorn, Faith L. Dockery, Marcie Dockery, Micah Dockery and Cody Strayhorn.

Ezekiel was preceded in death by his great grandparents, Gerald "Jake" Dockery, Homa Jean Dockery of Wewoka, Okla., Dave M. Walker and Ruth Wise Walker of Bowlegs, Okla.

Memorial service to celebrate the life of Ezekiel Bear Dockery will be Friday, March 28, 2014 at 2 p.m., at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.  Officiating the services will be Pastor Tim Gillespie.

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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Paul Dornan

Paul "The Colonel" Dornan, 92 of Holdenville, Okla. died on Saturday, March 1, 2014, in Shawnee, Okla. 

Paul was born on Oct. 23, 1921 in Checotah, Okla. to Clarence and Hettie Dornan. 

Paul enjoyed living in California for many years where he owned a chain of service station and tire stores and a lumber yard. 

He also took great pride and pleasure in operating his own vineyard. 

He enjoyed working for many years as an Auctioneer where he earned the title of Colonel. 

Later he returned home to Oklahoma to be near family and friends. 

Making people laugh and fellowshiping with his church family was very important to Paul. 

Family gatherings and the holiday celebrations were such a special time to spend with Paul.  His joy at the holidays was contagious and uplifting.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Hettie Dornan; spouses, Pat and Jewel; and brothers, Floyd, Eual, Levi, Johnny at age 14; sisters, Vera, Christine, Nerva, and Sybill at 15 months.

Survivors include his daughter, Lea Streetman and husband Randall of Sasakwa; brother, AJ Dornan of Tuttle; grandchildren, Tracy Preston and wife Beth of Reno, Nev., Aleasha Ansel and husband David of Soldotna, Alaska, Tara "Baby Grand" Caldwell of Seattle, Wash., Amy Smith and husband Mark of Ada, and Steven Streetman of Norman; great-grandchildren, Ashlea, Jacob, Cody Paul, Joshua, Elizabeth Grace, Zachariah, Elijah, and Rose Kathryn; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.  Special friends of the Holdenville Senior Nutrition Center and the Harvest Time Tabernacle Church family.

Funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Friday, March 7, 2014 at the Harvest Time Tabernacle Church in Holdenville, Okla.  Pastor Jimmie Freeman will officiate. 

Pallbearers will be Roger Streetman, Gene Streetman, Steven Streetman, Zachariah Smith, Elijah Smith, and Mark Smith. 

Honorary bearers will be Jesse Blackburn, Edward Crump, Claud Clark, David Crump, Daniel Clark, Chaney Clark, and Kelly Blackburn.

Interment will follow at the Oakwood Cemetery, Wewoka, Okla. 

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

Online condolences to the family can be made at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com

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Donald Douthit

Donald Eugene Douthit, 78, Seminole resident, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014 in Seminole, Okla., he was born, Feb. 21, 1936, to Lottie May (Simmons) and James Lloyd Douthit, in New Lima, Okla.

Donald attended God’s Glory Church on Seminole, Okla. and was a retired Road Grader Operator for Pottawatomie County and retired at the age of 72.

He loved fishing and was dedicated for caring for his wife in the nursing home.

He married Wanda June (Foster) on Nov. 3, 1979 in Bowlegs, Okla.

Donald is survived by his wife Wanda June Douthit of Seminole, Okla., his son Terry Douthit and his wife Linda of Tuttle, Okla., and step son Donnie Cooper and his wife Amy of Shattuck, Okla. and step daughter Beckie Green of Shattuck, Okla., one sister Ina Childress of Chickasha, Okla.; eight grandchildren, Traci Wade, Rachel Gonzales, Treshieva Haulcomb, Colton Green, Logan Green, Catrina Cooper, Jessika Cooper and Houston Green and sixteen grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Jim Douthit, Truman Douthit, John Douthit and Herman Douthit, Eddie Webb and his sister Bee Webb.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Bowlegs, Okla. with burial at Wolf Cemetery.

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

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Neda Douthit

Former Bowlegs resident, Neda Sue Douthit passed away Sept. 27, 2014 in Oklahoma City at the age of 51.

Neda resided in Bowlegs from 1991 until health issues caused her to relocate earlier this year.

She had a great love for animals and a collector of antiques.

Neda was born on March 13, 1963, in Ventura County, Calif. and moved to Oklahoma in 1978.

She married Dennis Voelker in 1981 resulting in the birth of her only daughter, Tiffany.

Years later Neda met Jim Riley Douthit, Jr of Bowlegs.

Jim and Neda joined their two families together in marriage on Feb. 27, 1993 in Bowlegs, Okla.

She is survived by her daughter, Tiffany and Daniel Acre, Oklahoma City; stepsons, Eric and Tami Douthit, Shawnee Okla., Riley Wade and Jody Douthit, Newalla Okla.; stepdaughter, Nikki Douthit, Tecumseh Okla.; grandchildren, "Acre"- Dezire, Draven, Danielle, Dustin, and Daniel Jr; "Douthit"- Cody, Chance, Garrett, and Hannah; and "Huddleston"- Rylee and Austin.

She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, sisters, brothers, and in-laws.

Neda was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Douthit Jr.; her parents, Adrian and Nancy Endevoets; and her husband’s parents, Jim R. Sr and Marylee Douthit of Bowlegs.

Neda’s life was celebrated in a private family memorial service held in Oklahoma City shortly after death.

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Annie Drake

Annie Pauline Drake, 86, died Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in Moore, Okla.

She was born Feb. 24, 1928 in Seminole County to Noah Adam Orsburn and Lottie Viola Black Orsburn.

She married Roy Henry Drake March 12, 1946 in Wewoka, Okla.

Preceding her in death are her parents; husband, Roy; son, Arnold Drake; sister, Sue Schoefield; and three brothers, Ed Orsburn, Floyd Orsburn, and W.C. Orsburn.

Survivors include children, Roy Henry Drake Jr. of Ottawa, Ill., Darlene Kay Varney of Aurora, Ill., Paula Ann Drake of LaSalle, Ill., Joel Ray Drake of Sasakwa, Okla., Gary Don Drake of Oklahoma, and Roger Lee Drake of Oakland, Calif.; seventeen grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren; one sister, Aline Davis of Guthrie, Okla., and a host relatives.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Midway Baptist Church, with Rev. Frank Moppin and assisting Jim Orsburn. Burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guest book is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Carolyn Droste

Carolyn June (Ledbetter) Droste was born Feb. 19, 1935 to Joe and Maude Ledbetter in Maud, Okla. 

She took her place in heaven on Monday, May 5, 2014 after losing her battle with cancer. 

Carolyn graduated from Pleasant Grove High School, and then attended Oklahoma University School of Nursing, graduating with a Diploma of Nursing in 1956. 

She worked in various areas of nursing and served on several local and state nursing boards and committees. 

She returned to school, obtaining her BSN from East Central University in 1976. 

She was passionate and committed to her profession dedicating over 37 years of her life to nursing. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband Jim Fields; son Curtis Fields; brothers, Paul and Frank Ledbetter; and sister, Joann Guinn. 

She is survived by her husband, Raymond Droste; sisters, Jacquelyn Butler of Tomball, Tex. and Doris Ellis of Lawton, Okla.; sister-in-laws, Rosie Stoos of Porum, Okla., Genny Rubio and Carol Ann Whitten of Oceanside, Calif., Dot Monroe and her husband Hayward of Mountain View, Calif. and brother-in-law Frank Droste of Johnstown, Colo.; daughters, Janice and Jeff Harbin of Harrah, Okla., Becky Goumaz of Kellyville, Okla.,  Cindy and David Wilson of Seminole, Okla..; grandchildren, Blake Bowling, Breane and Zach Griffith, Joe and Sarah Goumaz, Kelly and Aj McElroy, Nicole and Eric Whisenhunt, Christopher and Kaitlin Wilson, Amber Fields, James and Claudine Fields; Jennifer Harbin, Stephanie Harbin and Jeffery Harbin; and seven great grandchildren, Michelle Fields, Landon Bowling, Doss and Lane Griffith, Addison and Aiden Whisenhunt and Nehemiah Wilson. 

In addition Carolyn is also survived  by several nieces and nephews, as well as a host of dear friends. 

Funeral Services under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home are as follows:

Wake Service on Friday, May 9, 2014 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home, 1001 N. Milt Phillips Ave; 

Mass Service on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Parish, 811 W. Wrangler Blvd. (Highway 9) in Seminole. Father Brendan Helbing, O.S.B., will officiate at the Funeral Mass. 

Burial will follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud, Okla.

Pallbearers will be Blake Bowling, Zach Griffith, Joe Goumaz, Aj McElroy, Eric Whisenhunt, Christopher Wilson, James Fields, Jeffery Harbin and Clay Droste.

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

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Jewelie Dunlap

 

Jewelie Mae Dunlap Marzett, was born to Jewel Dunlap and Lonada (Brannon) Dunlap, Sept. 17, 1939 in Earlsboro.

Jewelie was the first born. She was fondly called "Mae" by her family, dear friends and close relatives. She was named Jewelie after her father Jewel. She was also a very rare precious "Jewel" to all that knew her!

She attended Seminole High School and graduated in 1957. Her class was the third integrated graduating class after mandatory integration of schools. She then pursued her higher education at Seminole Junior College.

She met the love of her life at an early age and married Eudell W. Marzett, Sr.. She was a loyal devoted wife to him for nearly 53 years until death did them part. To this union five children was raised in Boley which was the hometown of her husband. She accepted Christ at an early tender age.

After she moved to Boley, Jewelie Mae joined Chiles Chapel AME Church where she was the secretary officer for many years. She worked for the State of Oklahoma at the Boley State Training School for boys, which later became John Lilley Correctional Center. She later retired from there.

Jewelie loved her family dearly and would tell her children that they were her best friends. She was a loving wife and a phenomenal mother.

She will always be remembered for her delicious dishes, she prepared, with lots of love for family and friends. Cooking and crossword puzzles was her favorite past times.

Jewelie Mae departed this life on Nov. 16, 2014 early that morning with her devoted children right by her side. Preceding her in death, was her father, Jewel Dunlap, her mother, Lonada (Brannon) Dunlap, her husband, Eudell W. Marzett, Sr., brothers, Billy Don Dunlap and Mack Easley.

She leaves to cherish her precious memories and her "Jewel" life will forever be celebrated by her devoted loving children. Four daughters, Karla Marzett, of Yukon, Oklahoma, Sherilyn Conger of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Catrice Marzett of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Marander Marzett of Boley, Oklahoma; one son, Eudell W. Marzett, Jr. of Boley, Oklahoma; two step-sons, Reginald Knighton, Sr. of Seminole and Ricky Johnson of Wichita, Kan.; two sisters, Wanda Phillips of Shawnee, and Sandra Winrow of Earlsboro; one brother, Clayton Armstead of Earlsboro and a host of special nieces, nephews, grandchildren, relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will take place at Earlsboro Cemetery, Earlsboro.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ava Dunson

 

Ava Frances (Williams) Dunson born to Ernest and Mary Williams, passed from this life on Monday, Nov. 4, 2014 in Seminole, Okla.

She was a lifelong Seminole resident.

Ava was born March 12, 1951 in Talihina, Okla.

She was a member of the Thlopthlocco United Methodist Church and the Thlopthlocco United Methodist Women.

She married Gary Dunson on February 23, 1973 in Okemah, Okla.

They had two children John Charles Dunson of the home and Misty Erin Dunson of Seminole, Okla.

She is also survived by seven sisters Marcella McKane, Evita Williams, Doris Boone, Bonita Williams, Regina Williams, Jolanda Williams and Lahoma Calvert all of Seminole, Okla., one brother Gerald Williams of Seminole, three grandchildren Katcv Polhemann, Fayv Polhemann and Shaianne Polhemann, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers Tony Ray Williams and Roy Chon Williams.

Casket bearers will be Gerald Williams, Jarod Williams, Steven Ponkilla, Nick Kelley, Stacy Haney, Tracy Haney, Justin Boone, Walker Williams and Willie Yargee.

Honorary bearers will be the Thlopthlocco United Methodist Women.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 at the Hitchitee United Methodist Church.

Wake services will be held on 6:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

Mrs. Dunson will be taken to the Hitchitee United Methodist Church on Friday, for wake services there at 6:00 p.m. on Friday evening.

Clarence Yarholar and David Little will officiate at the service.

Burial will follow Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 at Little Cemetery.

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

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Evelyn Durkee

Evelyn Elizabeth Williams Durkee, age 92 of Wewoka, Okla. passed away Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 at her home Wewoka Care Center.

Born Feb. 25, 1922 in Pittsburgh, Mo. to James Henry Williams and Lillie Alice (Mitchell) Williams.

Evelyn graduated high school in 1941 in Mo. and Beauty School in Texas.

She owned and operated Evelyn’s Beauty Box from 1962 until retirement in 1996.

Evelyn was a member of Mission Home Missionary Baptist Church Wewoka, Okla.

Evelyn loved to crochet, quilting, canning and collecting bird figurines. She was an avid domino player and she loved her grandkids.

She married Paul Andrew Durkee in 1944 and he preceded in death, December of 1968.

She later married Clarence Gaylor and he preceded in her death in 1996.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, infant twin brother and sister, her brother Clifton Williams, a nephew Eugene Williams, and a very long time companion, Henry Boatman and her adopted son JP McElderry.

Survivors include her daughter Mary Alice Davis and husband David of Wewoka, Okla.; her son, Jerry Paul Durkee and wife Jean of Shawnee, Okla.

Evelyn had eight grandchildren, Heather Heard and husband Tim of Wewoka Okla. Jerry P. Durkee, Jr. and wife Kristin of Wahiawa, Hawaii, Steven Durkee, of Del City, Okla.; Dewayne Davis and wife Jenna of Weleetka, Okla. Casey Durkee of San Diego Calif.; George McElderry and wife Tracy of Pflugerville, Tex.; John Holcombe and wife Brianne of Arizona; Melissa Weidow and husband John of Geronimo, Okla.

She is survived by 16 great grandchildren: Hannah and Logan Heard, Wewoka; Kyle Durkee of San Diego¸ Calif.; Jade Durkee of Oklahoma City; Justin Durkee, Wahiawa, Hawaii; Kylie and Maegan Durkee of Moore, Okla.; Gaylen, Garon & Gabby Davis of Weleetka, Okla.; Andrew Durkee, of Japan; Trenton and Rhylan Holcomb of Arizona; John Garold Weidow of Geronimo, Okla.; Brandon and Breanne McElderry of Pflugerville, Tex.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel with Pastor Dewayne Davis officiating and burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Wewoka, Okla.

Pall Bearers will be grandsons, Jerry Durkee Jr. Steven Durkee; Casey Durkee; Tim Heard; George McElderry; John Holcombe

Honorary Pall Bearers will be great-grandsons Logan Heard, Garon Davis, Andrew Durkee, Justin Durkee,

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Dr. James East

Dr. James (Jimmy) Ray East DDS, age 78, of Bristow, passed away Jan. 5, 2014 at Wewoka Healthcare Center, where he resided since 2009.

He suffered with Parkinson’s disease for 26 years and recently developed cancer.

He finally lost his battle with cancer, while surrounded by his family.

"Jimmy" was born in Tulsa, Okla., Jan. 26, 1935 to "Ray" and Lucille East.

He started his schooling at Tanglewood Elementary School on Wekiwa Road, then his family moved into Sand Springs where he went to second grade.

After his parents became Seventh-day Adventists; he and his older sister, Ann, walked 12 blocks to the Sand Springs electric street car stop, they then rode the street car to the last Tulsa stop and walked another mile to the Adventist grade school.

He attended middle school and high school at Southwestern Junior Academy, and then took X-ray training at the Methodist hospital in Dallas Tex., while waiting for Gayle to turn 18, so they could be married.

Jimmy was married to his high school sweetheart, Scottie Gayle Putnam of Keene, Tex. on Sept. 29, 1957.

He served in the U.S. Army at Fort Sam Houston from 1957-1959.

After his service, he attended college at Union College in Lincoln, Nebr. and then went on to Loma Linda University where he graduated in 1964 receiving a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.

Over the years they had three rambunctious boys, Rodney 1958, Robin 1963, and Randall 1967.

He started his dental practice in Bristow Okla. in July 1964 and retired on Feb. 11, 1998.

Over the years, Jim brought his deep sense of morality to the various board positions he held for the Oklahoma Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, the Board of Sunbelt Health Care Systems of the Southwestern Union, Southwestern Adventist University Board, and as an active member of the Bristow Jaycee’s, and Toastmasters.

Jim attended the Bristow Seventh-day Adventist church where he worked with the Bristow Stars Pathfinder Club for over 25 years.

Many of those years, Jim was the director.

Pathfinders is a Christian youth organization that develops character through outdoor leadership training.

Over the years Jim took the pathfinders canoeing on the Illinois River, camping all over Oklahoma, and rock climbing, even though he was afraid of heights.

He very much enjoyed the camporees where clubs competed in knot tying, marching, stilt races, and obstacle courses.

People loved Jimmy and he was often in the center of a crowd pulling a prank, practical joke or telling his legendary stories.

Kids of all ages were thrilled with his juggling skills and he amazed the young ones as he pulled a quarter from behind their ear, and then made it disappear again.

Jimmy always wanted to be a farmer and so when he moved to Bristow he bought 20 acres, where he and his boys explored the woods and raised many animals.

All the neighbors knew about the peacocks because of their distinctive song, but the menagerie went well beyond that with horses, cows, sheep, goats, chickens, pheasants, crows, a rescued egret, and Buzzy the pet vulture.

Jim built a 3,700 sq foot green house where he spent many afternoons, caring for his tomatoes and teaching horticulture for a local grade school.

Jim was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1988, and in 1994 chose to undergo the first outpatient Thalamotomy, and walked out of the operating room minus the Parkinson’s symptoms on his left side.

The disease continued into the right side of his brain and as a result of this disease he had a total of three surgeries between 1994 and 2000.

His faith and good humor sustained him and he never complained.

With lots of help from Gayle, and his sons, he did not let it slow him down.

The family went on a backpacking and climbing trip in 2000.

Going without Daddy was not an option so, into a jogging stroller he went, and the boys took turns pushing him to the campsite.

Gayle continued to bring Jim on camping trips with her oldest son, Rodney and his Wilderness Adventure summer camp program until 2006.

He continued to love being with the youth, and they genuinely loved being with him.

Jimmy is survived by Scottie Gayle, his wife of 56 years; his two sisters, Jean Kennett and Ann Hottal; his children, Rodney and Stephanie, Robin and Lisa, Randy and Crystal; his grandchildren, Matthew 22, Joshua 12, Zachary 8, Mattie 5, and Kinsley 1.

Jim considered his great niece, Emily and nephew Eric to be his grandchildren, also.

Memorial Celebration of Jimmy’s Life will be held at the Bristow Seventh-day Adventist Church at 401 E. 6th Avenue, in Bristow, Okla., on Saturday January 11, at 3 p.m.

The family is making the following requests: If coming to the Celebration of Life, please wear red, it was Jim’s favorite color and in lieu of flowers please make donations to the Bristow Stars Pathfinder Club, in care of the Bristow Seventh-day Adventist Church, P.O. Box 838, Bristow, OK 74010.

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E.B. Easter

 

E.B. "Luke" Easter, Jr., 90, longtime Seminole resident died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 in Shawnee, Okla.

Luke was born Feb. 13, 1924 in El Reno, Okla. to Oklaola (Fuqua) and Elmer Boyd Easter.

Luke grew up in the Healdton, Okla. area and graduated from the Rexroat High School in Wilson, Okla.

He lived in Seminole from 1964 to 1972 until he moved to Duncan, Okla.

Luke worked for Halliburton as an Assistant Superintendent for 28 years when he retired in 1979.

After retirement he worked as an oilfield consultant in the Lindsay, Okla. area.

In 1987 Luke moved back to Seminole.

He was a member of the Good Hope Road Church of Christ.

Luke served his country in the U. S. Navy as a Yeoman Second Class, in the South Pacific, during World War II.

After retirement Luke loved to go fishing, do woodworking, and bluegrass music.

Luke married Elva Opal Byrd on June 24, 1949 in Wichita Falls, Tex.

She preceded him in death on September 28, 2004.

Luke is survived by a son Jim Easter and his wife Cyndy of Sand Springs, Okla. and two daughters Dianne Pruitt and her husband Don of Rogers, Arkansas and Suzanne Hardin and her husband Ed of Seminole, Okla.; his seven grandchildren, Greg Pruitt, Kelli Frost, Julie Smith, Jeff Easter, Justin Easter, Rusty Hardin, Lindsay Churchwell, and eight great grandchildren; Tyler, Case, Addison, Paige, Adam, Ryan, Braxton and Hally.

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Don Pruitt and C.A. Smith officiating.

Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Justin Easter, Jeff Easter, Greg Pruitt, Rusty Hardin, Jason Smith and Carl Frost. Honorary bearers will be Dale Smith and Randall Smith.

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

 

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Juanita Eberle

Juanita J. Eberle, 98, of Glendale, Ariz., died Sept. 27, 2014.

She was born in Allen, Okla. on Sept. 6, 1916.

She graduated from Wewoka High School and received a Bachelor's of Arts degree from East Central University in Ada, and a Master's in music education from University of Arizona in Tucson, Ariz.

She had a career in teaching music for the Washington Elementary School District for 40 years.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Jean Louise Eberle and son, Alan Thad Eberle.

She is survived by her two sons, Lowell James Eberle and John Philip Neely, nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and three great great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Oct. 4, 2014 at 9 a.m. at A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Mortuary, 710 W. Bethany Home Rd, Phx, Ariz.

Funeral service to follow at 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to www.alz.org.

Please send tributes and condolences to www.ALMoore-Grimshaw.com.

Eberle

 

 

 

Regina Edmondson

Celebration of life for Regina Edmondson will be held on Thursday, Jan. 23, at the First Baptist Church in Maud at 6 p.m. with Bobby Shatto officiating.

Regina was born Sept. 6, 1960 at Ardmore, Okla. to the late Mr. Melvin Rhea "Red" Edmondson and Mrs. Sammie Louise (Tipton) Edmondson.

She departed this life Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at Maud.

Regina moved to Alaska at a young age.

She became a mother as a young lady and returned to Oklahoma.

Regina joined the R.O.T.C. program at college and served as a Second Lieutenant in the Army National Guard and Army Reserves where she was honorably discharged and commended for her faithful service in 1988.

She attended ECU and received her degree in Education.

Regina taught school at Maud from the early 90’s until 2005 when she moved to Waurika Public Schools where she was currently teaching Junior High.

Regina enjoyed reading and spending time with her grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Debra Lynn Gray; and nephew, Leland Gray.

Regina is survived by her daughter, Brandy Marie Jimenez and husband John of Anchorage, Alaska; three sons, Christopher Allen Witt of Norfolk, Va., Jonathan Keith Fleming and wife Tamara of Maud, Okla. and Tommy Finch JR. of Del City, Okla.; sister, Cynthia Johnson of Palmer, Alaska.; brother, Randall Edmondson and wife Ellie of Kenia, Alaska; four grandchildren, Destiny Jimenez, Kyle Snodgrass, Jake Crawford and Grace Fleming; aunt, Lena Tooman of Sapulpa, Okla.; uncle, Buddy Tipton and wife Mary Belle of Tulsa, Okla.; and numerous other family and friends.

Honorary pallbearers are Dale Spradling, Randy Edmondson, Tommy Finch JR., Jon Fleming, Josh Edmondson, Darrell Edmondson, Chris Witt, Jerry Tarbet and Justin Harjo.

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Zaiden Edwards

Zaiden Jeremih Edwards was born Jan. 4, 2014 to Kendra Edwards and Jeremy Ramsey.

He went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 14, 2014.

He is being greeted in Heaven by his great-great-grandmothers Lora Mae Sloan, and Patti Sue Edwards, great-great grandparents Betty and Raymond Ramsey.

Zaiden is survived by his mommy and daddy; his big sister, Kayli; grandparents, Felisa (Gail) Montee of Owasso, Okla.; Mark Edwards of Wewoka, Okla., Kim Ramsey of Wewoka; one aunt, Sasha Barkus of Tulsa, Okla.; three uncles, Jalen Barkus of Owasso, Demetrice and Jeffrey Edwards of Oklahoma City, Okla.; Derek Ramsey of Wewoka, Okla.; great-great grandparents, Boyze (Kay) Edwards of Boyton Beach, Fla.; great-great aunts, Tracey Bruner pf Dallas, Tex., Andrea Edwards of Wewoka, Chandra (Roland) Miller of Okmulgee, Okla.: Maya and Shayla Edwards of Boyton Beach, Fla.; great-uncle Steven Edwards of Shawnee, Okla.; special mention of aunts Pauline (Roy) Overstreet, Wewoka, Okla., Sharon (James) Ham of Edmond, Okla.. In Addition to Rodney Barkus, Bradon Davis, Cameron Emery, numerous cousins and family friends.

Prayer gathering will be held Friday evening 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., March 21, 2014 at Stout-Phillips Chapel.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Westwood Cemetery with Elder Lloyd Thomas officiating.

Pallbearers will be Raphael Miles, Jeremy Bert, Michael Spencer, and John Patton.

Luncheon will be held immediately following service at Westside Community Center.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Edward Ellis

Memorial services for Edward Wesley Ellis, 70, of Maud, will be held Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Seminole.

Wes passed away on Jan. 9, 2014 at the age of 70 in his home.

He was born Oct. 24, 1943 in Oklahoma City to Grover and Emma Ellis.

He grew up in Nichols Hills and graduated John Marshall High School in 1961 then joined the Navy and served his country for four years aboard the USS Hancock.

He earned a degree in Biomedical Engineering and serviced Respiratory and Life Support equipment in hospitals throughout Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas.

He was a 32nd Degree Master Mason, Past Master of Composit Lodge #107 in Shawnee and a member of the Scottish and York Rite, and a shriner clown, "Moped."

He was president of the Tecumseh Amateur Radio Club and a Ham Radio Operator.

He attended First United Methodist Church of Seminole, where he enjoyed running the sound room for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Grover and Emma Louis Ellis; his grandparents; nephew, Justin Hutton; and father in law, Vernon Hutton.

He is survived by his wife, Paulette Ellis of 31 years; cousins, Barbara Christoffels, Sue Oravetz, and extended family in California; mother-in-law, Rosemary Hutton; two brothers-in-law, Denis Hutton; niece, Alea Hutton; nephew, Jason Hutton; two sons, Edward W. Ellis II, Sean Myers; one daughter, Stephanie Myers; ten grandchildren, Matthew, Dylan, Nathan, Allison, Madison Ellis; Michael Gonzalez, Delanie Nelson; Samantha Myers, Kayler Myers, Julie Diethrich, and many beloved friends.

Ellis

 

 

 

Jessica Ellis

Jessica Nicole Ellis, former Seminole, Okla. resident passed away Monday, March 3, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Okla. at the age of 33.

Jessica was born Nov. 4, 1980 in Shawnee, Okla. to parents, Sammy Lee Cathey and Judith Ann Ellis.

Jessica grew up in the Seminole and Tecumseh area, graduating from Seminole High School in 1999 and attended college for two years.

Jessica was secretary of accounting with Cintas Uniforms of Oklahoma City and she was of the Baptist faith.

Jessica is survived by fathers, Sammy Cathey and David Crowson both of Texas; brother, Shannon Lee Cathey and his wife Edie, and daughter Alexandria of Bowlegs, Okla.; sister, Shawna Kay Martinez and husband, Alfredo of Bowlegs, uncles and aunts; Bob and Mary Williams, Tommy and Linda Ellis, Paul Kennedy, Mary Kay Westphal and husband David, and Wanda James all of Seminole.

Also surviving Jessica are special cousins, Michelle (Williams) and Jason Kelley, and special nieces, Lauren Kelley, Kendyl Kelley, Ragan Kelley and a host of cousins and friends including best friend and caregiver Carmen Paslay of Oklahoma City.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mark Hennen officiating. Burial will take place at Little Cemetery, Little, Okla.

Serving as casket bearers are David Westphal, Jason Kelley, Ashley Talbert, Brian Benson, Paul Kennedy, Chris Hobbs, Jared Brinkman, Jesse Brinkman, Eric Cosgrove and James Paslay.

Flowers girls are Ragan Kelley, Kendyl Kelley and Lauren Kelley.

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

Ellis

 

 

 

Don Enos

Don A. Enos, 82, from Rogers, Ark., died at the Fayetteville Home for Veterans, Sunday Oct. 5, 2014.

He was a veteran of the Korean War and served  in the Navy as a machinist on the USS Talladega.

He was born in Seminole Okla. on Aug 25, 1932, to Glenn and Mildred Enos.

He graduated from Seminole High School in 1951, and attended Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis; and his daughter, Debbie Donovan.

He is survived by his brother, James Enos of Winter Haven, Fla., his son, Neil Don Enos of Loxahatchee Fla.; seven grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. 

There will be a grave side service at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole, Okla. on Tuesday Oct. 14, 2014 at 2:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in memory of Don Enos to the Wounded Warriors Project.

Arrangements are by Luginbuel Funeral Home of Prairie Grove, Ark.  

Online guest book at www.luginbuel.com

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Billy Ensminger

Billy John Ensminger, 85 of Duncan passed away on Saturday, Nov. 22nd at home surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 in the Don Grantham Funeral Home Chapel with Larry Ensminger officiating.  

Burial, with military honors, will follow in the Duncan Cemetery under the direction of the Don Grantham Funeral Home.

Billy was born Feb. 18, 1929 west of Duncan (Oil City) to Lawrence W. and Willie Mae (Sircy) Ensminger Sr.  

He graduated from Wewoka High School in 1947 where he was a standout football player and served his country honorably in the US Army. 

Billy married Ellen L. Roberts on Dec. 24, 1950 at Wewoka, Okla.

Billy worked in the oilfield for Mobil and Deep Rock in Oklahoma & Kansas in his earlier years and went to work for the US Soil Conservation Service in 1961 and retired from there in 1993. 

He loved hunting, enjoyed working in his yard and spending time with family.

Billy is survived by his Wife Ellen of the home, two children Debra Matlock of Anadarko, Okla. and Darrell Wayne Ensminger of Duncan, Okla.,  one sister Gwen Tilley of Wewoka, Okla., two grandchildren Deetra Stallings & husband Delbert and Jeremy Matlock & wife Jamie, three great-grandchildren Tyler Matlock, Joshua Matlock, Jillian Matlock and  numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Billy was preceded in death by his parents L.W. & Willie Mae Ensminger Sr., two brothers L.W. Ensminger Jr, and George Donald Ensminger and by two sisters Geneva Cariker and Leona Ruth Ensminger.

Pallbearers will be Tyler Matlock, Lyle Mooney, Gaylon Brumley, Sam Holthe, Ervin Howard and Keith Tilley.

Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.granthamfuneralhomes.com

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Vina Estes

Sept. 5, 1922 – Jan. 14, 2014

Vina Ethel (Tidwell) Nicholson Estes, 91 year-old, longtime Seminole, Okla. resident passed from this life on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 in Yukon, Okla. 

She was born Sept. 5, 1922 in Marion County, Ala. to parents, Ola Bessie (Crow) Tidwell and Virgil Randolph Tidwell.

Mrs. Estes was a homemaker and a longtime member of the Wolf Freewill Baptist Church in Wolf, Okla.

Vina married her first husband Randle Earl Nicholson in Mississippi and the couple moved to Seminole in 1939.  

She and her husband Randle were involved in a tragic automobile accident at the corner of Strothers and Harvey Road in Seminole, on Oct. 25, 1964. The accident took the life of her husband and the father of her three sons, Bob, Bill and Jim, and left her critically injured.

Vina persevered and despite this tragic event continued to raise her sons and later married Theodore Estes in 1971.

Mrs. Estes leaves to cherish her memory one son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Annette Nicholson of Roseville, Calif.; two daughters-in-law, Kathleen Nicholson (the widow of Bill) of Sapulpa, Okla. and Rosanne Nicholson (the widow of Jim W.) of Yukon, Okla.; one sister, Emma Jean and her husband Floyd Dodds of Booneville, Miss.; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and a host of other family and dear friends.

Mrs. Estes was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Randal Earl Nicholson; her second husband, Theodore Estes; two sons, Bill Nicholson and Jim W. Nicholson; one brother, Paul Tidwell; three sisters, Rhoda Bolt, Annie Jones and Etta Self; and by one great-grandchild.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at Little Cemetery Chapel located in Little Cemetery north of Seminole.  Rev. Alan Wood will officiate the service.

Casket bearers will be Randy Nicholson, Rick Nicholson, Bart Nicholson, Keith Nicholson, Tim Nicholson, Mike Nicholson, John Nicholson, Tom Nicholson and Larry Taylor.

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 Evans Jr.

Charles N. Evans Jr. passed away on June 16, 2014 after a lengthy illness.

He was born on Sept. 2, 1937 in Barked Tree, Ark. to Charles N. Evans Sr. and Grace Bunnell Evans.

He attended Wewoka Public Schools.

Charles married Javonah Sue Wallace on April 20, 1957 in Seminole where they made their home for 54 years with a brief exception of living a short period of time in California.

In this union, there were three children born; Dennis in 1958, Karla in 1960 and Steven in 1968.

Charles worked in the oilfield most of his life.

He loved fishing, riding motorcycles, spending time at the lake with his family and having his daily meetings at Willis Quick Stop and Boomerrang.

Charles was proceeded in death by his wife, Javonah; his mom, Grace McMullen; his dad, Charles N. Evans Sr.; his sister, Dorothy May and his in-laws, A.D. and Vivianna Wallace.

He is survived by his sons, Dennis Evans and his wife, Pam and children, Whitney and Kodi of Checotah, Okla.; his son, Steven of the Oklahoma City area; and his daughter, Hailey of Ardmore and her newborn son, Cooper; daughter, Karla Evans of Seminole.

He is also survived by his brother-in-laws, Dale Wallace and wife, Donna of Seminole, Neil Wallace and his wife, Sue of Seminole, and sister-in-law, Lawanna Lee and husband, Dewey also of Seminole.

He is also survived by meeting buddies, Larry Harris, D.R. Payne, Roy Wainwright, and J.R. Breashears and care taker, Kent Dawson, and his friends of Willis Quick Stop and Boomerrang.

A private memorial was held on July 11, 2014 at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka, Okla.

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Ada Everett

 

Ada Maxine Everett was born July 21, 1933 to Clarence Elwood Carilil and Cuba Delsa Coplin.

Maxine went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014.

She was preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Delsa Carlile, her brothers Carl Alford Carlile and Harold Edward "Cotton" Carlile.

She was also preceded in death by her much loved step father Lewis Johnson, her step daughter Sheryl Gene Everett Snyder and step son " Mike" Michael Jay Everett.

She leaves behind her husband of 42 years Sherril " Sug" Everett, of Seminole, her two sons Jimmy Don King and his wife Darlene of Poteet, Tex., and Johnny Len " John" King of Seminole, her step daughter Loveta Everett Newbolt of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two sisters, Cecelia Marie Carlile Bittick and her husband Dwight of Pearland, Tex. and Wanda May Carlile Werneking and her husband Tom of The Villages, Fla. and her brother-in-law Jim Everett and his wife Faye of Oklahoma City, Okla., ten grandchildren, thirty-one great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel and burial at Little Cemetery.

Jimmy Don King will officiate at the service.

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

 

 

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Nichole Everhart

Everhart, Nichole D., 37, Universal Products Graphic Designer, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014.

A Celebration of Life service will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 19, 2014 at DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary.

She is survived by her husband, Glynn Jones, Wichita; father, Dennis Everhart, Konawa, Okla.; mother, Rebecca Sue Mallett, Wichita; mother-in-law, Norma Jones, Vici, Okla.; grandparents, Rosaline and Jack Williams, Laura, Mo., Charlie Everhart, Herrington, Kans., Glendena Blosser, Woodward, Okla.; step-son, Andrew Jones, Wichita; brother, Tim (Donna) Everhart, Konawa, Okla.; sister, Samantha (Marshall Siruta, Goodland, Kans.; brothers-in-law, Martin (Jane) Jones, Bryan Jones; aunt, Terri (Mitch) Gravely, Kansas City, Kans.; nieces and nephews, Megan, Jordan, Cherise, Jennifer, Tiffany, Thomas, Courtney, Shane, Hunter, Kyland, Dylan, Emma; cousins, Amber, David, Sid, Kiamichi; special friends, Cheryl Valentine and Jeania Coleman.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established with MDA to honor Nichole. She would have been their Rider of Honor in this year’s event.

Contributions may be sent to MDA, 8100 E. 22nd St. N., #2100-1, Wichita, KS 67226.

Everhart

 

 

 

Brenden Ewing

Brenden Kim Ewing, age 58, passed away May 6, 2014 at Wewoka Healthcare Center in Wewoka, Okla.

Kim was born Jan. 17, 1956 to J.R. and Jimmie Jean Derryberry Ewing.

Kim remained in the care of his loving parents, assisting his dad with farming and the neon sign business until 1995 when he moved to Oakridge Home in Wewoka.

Kim resided at Oakridge Home until recently, moving to Wewoka Healthcare Center.

Kim enjoyed collecting treasures such as different types of ball caps, t-shirts and office supplies, particularly pens, pencils and paper. Kim loved to write and draw.

He enjoyed being with his family, especially at holiday gatherings.

With his infectious smile and engaging personality, he developed many special friendships over the years and will be greatly missed.

Kim is preceded in death by his parents, J.R. and Jimmie Ewing; his grandparents, Arthur Ray and Bessie Vestal Ewing and Willis Landrum and Willene Faye Woodall Derryberry.

Survivors include one sister, Toni Donice Ewing Frioux (Chuck) of Norman, Okla.; two nephews, Joshua Frioux of Norman Okla. and Christopher Frioux (Carrie) of Mustang, Okla.; two uncles, Larry Derryberry (Gale) of Edmond, Okla. and Gary Derryberry (Sharon) of Choctaw, Okla.

Also surviving are cousins, Darren Derryberry (Cindy) of Oklahoma City, Okla., Dara Derryberry Olsen (Randy) of Edmond, Okla., Brandon Derryberry (Billy) of Choctaw, Okla. and Dr. Broc Derryberry (Anglea) of Choctaw, Okla.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday May 10 at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home of Altus, Okla. with Dr. Jeff Moore, First Baptist Church of Altus officiating. Burial will be in the Altus City Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.

Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma, Special Olympics Oklahoma, or to a charity of choice.

Online tributes may be made at www.lowell-tims.com

Ewing

 

 

 

Charles Farrar

Charles "Sonny" Farrar, 73, of Cameron, Okla. died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, in Fayetteville, Ark.

He was born March 7, 1941, in Cameron, Okla.

He was retired from Johnson Controls Inc. and worked at Poorboy Livestock Auction.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Cameron School gymnasium with burial at Liberty Hill Cemetery in Cameron, Okla. under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home in Poteau.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; two daughters, Connie Horton and Angie Carter, both of Cameron; his mother, Mary Farrar of Cameron; a sister, Ann Crosgrove of Seminole, Okla.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Farrar, Paul Duboise, Jerry Dunning, Jim Evans, John Woods Jr., Tim Cannon, Jessie Gibson and Billy Cook.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Cameron School Athletic Department, P.O. Box 190, Cameron, Okla. 74932.

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Kenneth Figley

Memorial services for Kenneth Earl "Fig" Figley will be held Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Trinity Baptist Church in Letha with Pastor Ron Duvall officiating.

Mr. Figley passed away Saturday, October 11, 2014 at his residence in Seminole at the age of 56.

Fig was born August 28, 1958 in Carthage, Texas to Joel P. and Inez B. (Brooks) Figley. 

He graduated from Seminole High School.

Fig went to college and received an Associate’s Degree in Mixing Engineering.

Fig was a music enthusiast and spent his life working in the music business.

He worked as a Roadie and a Mixing Engineer.

He was of the Baptist faith.

Fig is survived by his mother, Inez Figley of the Seminole; One brother, Randy Figley and many family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Joel Figley.

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

 

 

Paula Fischer

Paula "Michelle" Fischer, 46, died at her home in Mill Creek, Okla. on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014.

Viewing will be held on Thursday, Aug. 14 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa. No service is planned at this time.

She was born on Aug. 18, 1967 in McAlester, Okla. to Linda (Crandell) Osborn.

She graduated from Byng High School and became a Certified Nurse’s Aide for Jan Frances Care Center in Ada, Okla.

She is survived by her mother, Linda Osborn of Lula, Okla; two daughters, Chanelle Foster of Konawa and Raven; one brother, Dennie Hill of Lula, Okla.; and two grandchildren.

Fischer

 

 

 

Addendum

Services for Charles Edward Flannery, 71, Longtime Seminole Resident will be held at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday Oct. 29, 2014 at the Trinity Baptist Church at Letha, South of Seminole.

Charles Flannery

Charles Edward Flannery, age 71 and a resident of Seminole, Okla., passed away on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 at his home under the loving care of his family.

 A memorial service will be planned at a later date to be held at the Trinity Baptist church, and Ron Duvall will officiate. He will be laid to rest at Little Cemetery.

 Charles was born on Nov. 20, 1942 in Savanna, Okla. to Charley Robert Flannery and Alma Clay (Brown) Flannery.

He graduated from Bowlegs High School, and worked as a truck driver for many years until his retirement for Koch Industries.

He married Judy Carol McGee on Feb. 8, 1963 in Tex.

He was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church, and in his younger days.

He is survived by one son, Michael Charles Flannery of Seminole, Okla.; one daughter, Sherry "Micki" Sanders of Seminole; one sister, Sernanda (Flannery) Anderson of Arpelar, Okla.; four grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.

 He was preceded in death by his parents, Charley and Alma Flannery; and his wife of forty-seven years, Judy Carol Flannery in 2009.

 

 

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Patricia Fort

Patricia Ann (Ryan) Fort, age 84, of York, Nebr., and formerly of Ulysses, died Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, in York.

She was born in Seminole, Okla., to Albert and Delphia Ryan. Patricia, (Pat), lived in Oklahoma and Ellinwood, Kans. before moving to Ulysses, Kans. as a teenager.

She graduated from Ulysses High School in 1948.

Pat married the late Clifford Fort, Jr. on Aug. 29, 1948, at the First United Methodist Church in Ulysses.

They lived together in Ulysses with their six children with an open door to their beloved family and friends until Cliff’s death from cancer in 1984.

With the unwavering support of her family, Pat remained at the family home in Ulysses for more than twenty-five years, attending and hosting family activities and traveling across the U.S. and Canada to visit loved ones.

In 2010, she relocated to Indianapolis, Indiana, to live with her youngest son Kelly Fort and his family.

They moved to York, Nebraska, in 2012.

Pat was an avid reader, enjoyed cross word puzzles and held deep interests in politics and the vast career areas of her family.

Pat is survived by her children: daughter Cheryl Wagner and her husband Ron of Linn Creek, Mo.; and sons Greg Fort of Ulysses, Kans.; Jon Fort and his wife Patsy of Garden City, Kans.; Brad Fort and his wife Deb of Ulysses, Kans.; Chris Fort and his wife Jamie of Phoenix, Ariz.; and Kelly Fort and his wife Beth of York, Nebr.; and brother Mike Ryan of Gillette, Wyo.

She is also survived by her 13 grandchildren, Taryn Fort Doyle, Devan Fort, Thayne Fort, Amber Wolking, Travis Fort, Jordan Castro, Corin Fort, Grant Fort, Rayne Fort, Autumn Fort, Bree Fort, Eden Fort and Dray Fort; and two great-grandchildren Ginger Doyle and Hayes Wolking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carl Foster

Carl William Foster, long time Seminole resident died Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Midwest City, Okla. at the age of 50.

He was born May 25, 1963 in Pensacola, Fla. to Donald Edmond Foster and Mary Alice (Griffin) Foster.

He moved to Seminole 16 years ago from Holdenville.

He graduated from Coalgate High School.

He joined the United States Navy where he earned the rank of E5; he served in Desert Storm.

He worked as a correctional guard at the Holdenville Correctional Center and at Mobil Chemical. He owned and operated Hillbilly Bar-B-Q and was currently employed with Seminole Wal-Mart as a receiving associate.

He married Karen Kay (Brooks) Foster in Earlsboro on Sept. 29, 1998.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Foster of the home; one daughter, Emunah D. Foster of the home; his mother, Mary Alice Foster of Tecumseh; one brother, Tom Foster of Earlsboro; and four sisters, Alice M. Tackett of Tecumseh, Donna F. Kline of Midwest City, Okla., Peggy S. Robbins of Earlsboro, and Sally J. Bingham of Derby, Kans.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald Foster.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Monday, May 5, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Troglin officiating. Burial will take place at Little Cemetery, Little, Okla.

Serving as honorary casket bearers are Eric Whitt, T. J. Whitt, Gary Brooks, Tommy Whitt, Mike Barrett and Tommy Clark.

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

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

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Faye Franklin

Former long-time resident Faye Sneed Harvey Franklin, passed away June 17, 2014, in Tulsa, at the age of 92.

She was born March 25, 1922, in Seminole, Okla. to Alta Queen (Vulgamore) and Robert Salvester Sneed, and lived in Seminole until she retired to the Lake Tenkiller area.

In Seminole, she was employed at Pace Chambers Medical Clinic and Park’s Drug Store.

Faye graduated from Pleasant Grove High School, west of Seminole, Okla.

Faye enjoyed bowling, fishing, watching golf on TV, and was an avid card player.

She loved to sew, crochet, and was skilled and prolific at both.

Her family can attest to that by the multiple items they received over the years.

She was loved and adored by her family and will be missed.

Faye is survived by her two daughters, Vicky Langston and her husband, Guy of Tulsa, Okla., Becky Green of Winchester, Tenn. and her son, Obbie Harvey and his wife, Elaine of Seminole, Okla., a sister-in-law, Nadine Sneed of Seminole, Okla.; her grandchildren, Valerie Langston Brettillo of Denver, Colo., Lisa Mullins of Winchester, Tenn., Craig Paul Harvey of Denver, Colo.; four great grandchildren and two great- great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by husbands, Paul Harvey and Roy Franklin; sisters, Pauline Lofton, Irene Bean and a brother, Tommy Sneed.

The family will receive family and friends at a visitation planned for Friday evening from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Little Cemetery with Guy Langston officiating.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

 

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Gary Freeman

12/13/1944 - 09/24/2014

Gary Freeman, age 69 and a resident of Konawa, Okla. passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 in Konawa.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 at the Assembly of God Church in Konawa. Rev. James Williams, Pastor of Faith Assembly of God Church of Ada, Okla. will officiate. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Mark Ezell, Chris Freeman, Keith Maxwell, James Williams, Mick Porter, and Jesse Lindsay.

Honorary pallbearers are Jimmy Merriman, Jimmy Watts, J.W. Porter, Ed Cole, Dan Herriman, Lawrence Hinman, BobWalker, and Paul Sanders.

Gary was born on Dec. 13, 1944 in Alameda, Calif. to David Crockett Freeman and Thelma (Hankins) Freeman.

He graduated from Vamoosa High School in 1963, and he proudly served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk during the Vietnam conflict.

He served as a crash and crew flagman for the incoming aircraft.

Gary worked as a correctional officer for the Department of Corrections in California until retirement in 2000.

After retirement, he returned to his home town of Konawa to do contract work for OG&E and for Seminole County District #1 for six years as Road Foreman.

Gary loved hunting, fishing, and bailing hay.

He also loved to go to car shows and to drive his pride and joy, a purple 1927 Model T Ford Roadster.

He is survived by one daughter, Becky Elaine Freeman of Chico, Calif.; one brother, Danny Freeman and wife, Becky of Konawa; two sisters, Julia Scott and husband, Ken of Konawa, and Mildred Motley of Kingfisher, Okla.; one grandson, Garrett Freeman and one granddaughter, Brianna Freeman; special friend, Janie Newby of Konawa; and a host of nieces, nephews and many other friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, David C. Freeman and Thelma Freeman-Norman; one daughter, Sherry Dianna Freeman; one brother, David Freeman; and two brothers-in-law, J.W. Merriman and Lester Motley

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Gracelyn French

 

Gracelyn Valeria Ann French the precious child of Jason and Meagan Valeria (Garrett) French residents of Mead, Okla. left this world to soon in Durant, Okla. on Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014.      

Gracelyn is survived by her parents, Jason and Meagan French of Mead, Okla.; siblings, Kane French of Mead, Okla., Alissa French of Calera, Okla. and Kailyn Ward of Calera, Okla.; Grandmother, Valeria (Guh Guh) Garrett of Durant, Okla.; great-grandma, Betty Garrett of Durant, Okla.; great-grandpa, Mal Krumme of Durant, Okla,; grandpa, Leland French of Eufaula, Okla.; grandparents, Pete & Joyce McCuller of Tamaha, Okla.

Gracelyn was preceded in death by Dr. Ed M. Garrett, John H. Garrett, Grace Krumme and many other family members and loved ones.

A service for Gracelyn's loved one's too express their love will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church in Durant with Rev. Jim Shoyer officiating. 

Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery.

The pallbearers will be Brad French, Jeremy French, Adam Garrett and Evan Garrett.

Family and friends may send online condolences and view tributes at www.holmescoffeymurray.com.

Services are under the direction of Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home, Durant, Okla. 

 

 

 

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Tracy Fullbright

Tracey Don Fullbright was born on Sept. 27, 1996, in Oklahoma City, Okla. and departed this life on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in Prague, Okla., at the age of 17.

Tracey, the son of Tim and Lisa (Sedlacek) Fullbright, was a resident of Meeker.

He was a sophomore at Meeker High School where he played football and baseball. He was also a member of the FFA.

Tracey was preparing to attend the Gordon Cooper Diesel School.

He was employed by Pickup Parts in Meeker.

He was a member of Central Church of Christ in Shawnee.

Tracey loved riding horses and playing the guitar. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, weight lifting, and working on cars.

He also helped his family by hauling lots of hay.

His grandmother, Linda Sedlacek, grandfather, Jimmy Franklin Fullbright and cousin, Harli Fullbright, preceded Tracey in death.

Survivors include his parents, Tim and Lisa Fullbright of Meeker; sisters, Jonnelle and Paige Fullbright of the home; brother, Mason Fullbright of the home; half-sister, Amy Tennill of Midwest City; half-brothers, Richard Smith and Daniel Smith, both of Carney; grandfather, John Sedlacek, III; grandmother, Joyce Fullbright; aunts and uncles, Matt and Laura Allison, Jeff and Angie Sedlacek, Gus and Sissy Stevenson, Daniel and Shannon Fullbright, James and Laura Fullbright; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 5, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Meeker High School Football Field in Meeker with Robert Prater officiating. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Meeker.

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

A guest book is available to share your memories on-line. Please visit www.ParksBrothers.net

Fullbright

Eugene Furgerson

Hays Eugene "Furgy" Furgerson, age 65 and a former resident of Asher, Oklahoma passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014 at Shawnee Care Center.

He was born on December 18, 1948 in Stockton, Calif., to Cassie Hays Furgerson and Nettie (Matthews) Furgerson.

He is survived by his former wife, Susan Furgerson of Chandler, Okla.; one son, James Furgerson of Chandler, Okla.; two daughters, Terri Gillian of Chandler, Okla., and Carrie Sloan of Shawnee, Okla.; two sisters, Wanda Faught of Stockton, Calif., and Francis Beggs of Weatherford, Tex.; and six grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa, Oklahoma. Burial will follow at Wanette Cemetery. Edward Cagle will officiate.

 

Furgerson

 

 

 

Margaret Garner

Jan. 23, 1937 – Jan. 16, 2014

Margaret Lee (Houck) Garner, 76 year old, longtime Maud, Okla. resident, passed from this life on Jan. 16, 2014 in Shawnee, Okla. 

She was born Jan. 23, 1937 in Seminole, Okla. to parents, Clifford C. Houck and Drew "Evelyn" (Westerman) Houck.

Margaret attended Seminole Public Schools graduating from Seminole High School in 1956. 

She went on to marry the love of her life Glendon Garner in Ada, Okla.

Margaret had worked various jobs throughout her life.  She had worked at Jean’s Flower Shop in Maud, and was also a caregiver. 

Margaret retired from Wrangler Jean Company in 2000 where she had worked as a seamstress.

Margaret was very involved at Trinity Baptist Church in Maud where she will be greatly missed by her church family.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Glendon Garner of the home in Maud; one son and daughter-in-law, Geoff and Donna Garner of Shawnee; four sisters-in-law, Shirley Houck of Texas, June Houck of Seminole, Linda Garner of Maud and Barbara Barner of Prague, Okla.; one brother-in-law, Ray Garner and his wife Jim of Maud; five grandchildren, Lucrecia Ragan and her husband Stacy, Dawnya Reese and her husband Steve, Shelby Garner, Jacob Garner and Gavin Garner; six great-grandchildren, Kierstin Ragan, Marissa Cheatwood, Rayanna Cheatwood, Kenzie Ragan, Kourtnee Ragan and Tristan Reese.

Margaret is also survived by a host of other family and dear friends.

Margaret is preceded in death by her parents; one son, Glen Don Garner (1978); one daughter, Dianna Palmer (2013); two brothers, C.D. Houck and Ken Houck.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 at Trinity Baptist Church in Maud. Interment will follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud.

Casket bearers will be Gavin Garner, Jacob Garner, Paul Garner, Steve Reese, Stacy Ragan and Dewayne Houck.

Honorary bearers will be Kenneth Stalnaker and Laverne Houck.

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

Garner

 

 

 

Ed Garrett

Dr. Ed M. Garrett, a respected resident of Durant, Okla. passed from this life into the arms of his Savior on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the age of 58 years 11 months and 30 days.

He was born in Boise City, Okla. to John H.L. Garrett and Betty Jane (Johnson) Garrett on Wednesday, June 8, 1955.

Dr. Garrett married his beloved wife Valeria Ann Krumme in Oklahoma City, Okla. on June 26, 1982.

Dr. Garrett practiced Dentistry for 32 years.

He was a dedicated active member of the First Presbyterian Church singing in the choir, and serving the congregation as a deacon while also being a member of the Rotary Club.

Dr. Garrett was an outdoorsmen with a passion for hunting and caring for his guns by doing his own reloading and gunsmithing; he served on the Oklahoma State Board of Dentistry was a Board Examiner.

He liked to travel, enjoy fine food, and he also enjoyed reading.

He will be missed by his family, friends and patients.

Dr. Garrett is survived by his wife, Valeria Garrett of the home; daughter, Meagan French and husband Jason of Mead, Okla.; sons, Adam Garrett of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Evan Garrett of Durant, Okla.; grandson, Kane French of Mead, Okla.; mother, Betty Garrett of Durant, Okla.; brother, Marshall Garrett and wife Leslie of Boise, Idaho; brother-in-law, Don Krumme of Durant, Okla.; father-in-law, M.L. Krumme of Durant, Okla.; cousin, Jane Ann Johnson-Smith of Platteville, Colo.

Dr. Garrett was preceded in death by his father, John Harvey Loyd Garrett.

A gathering of family and friends will be from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at the Holmes ~ Coffey ~ Murray Funeral Home in Durant, Okla.

A Celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church in Durant, Okla. with Rev. Jim Shroyer and Dr. Alan Peeples officiating. Interment will follow in Boise City, Okla. at the Boise City Cemetery on Friday, June 13, 2014 with service at 11 a.m.

The pallbearers will be Brian Hill, Scott Hampton, B.J. Keeling, James Britton, Ed Wingfield, Dale Elsener and Jeff Williams.

Honorary pallbearers will be Adam Garrett, Evan Garrett, Jason French, Don Krumme, Marshall Garrett and Dr. J.L. Wheeler.

Family and friends may send online condolences and view tributes at www.holmescoffeymurray.com.

Services are under the direction of Holmes-Coffey-Murray Funeral Home, Durant, Okla.

Garrett

 

 

 

Alana Gattenby

On the morning of Nov. 16, 2014, Alana Lee Gattenby journeyed on to eternal rest.

Though her time with us was brief, her light is our comfort. She will forever remain in our hearts.

Alana Lee Gattenby was born on Jan. 8th, 2014, in Loveland, Colo.

Alana's smile and mirthful laugh were a testament to the awesome innocence of her soul.

We loved to watch her dance, and having recently learned to walk, she was happiest on-the-move.

Alana was sweet-natured and precious.

Her bright eyes shown, and she spoke in "ooohs" and "aaahs."

She loved to grunt and swing her stick around, happy to receive our love and hugs and kisses.

She loved the family pets and would actively pursue them.

Alana enjoyed being tickled by her father, swimming, and playing with her mother.

A peek-a-boo / hide-and-go-seek mix could really rein a smile.

Her favorite foods were sweet potatoes and mango (or the elusive remote).

Alana was attentive and curious.

It was the joy of her parents, Shelby and Kelly Gattenby of Loveland, Colo., to raise her.

Alana is survived by her cousins Nathan and Kira Kelly, Brianna Gattenby, and Holly and Benjamin Canaga; Aunt Anne Gattenby of Alameda, Cali.; Uncle Matt and Aunt Christy Canaga; Paternal Grandmother Phyllis Gattenby of Dodge City; Maternal Grandmother Cynthia Canaga; and Maternal Great-Grandmother Mary Joan Brinkmeyer of Presho, S. D.

She is predeceased by her maternal Grandfather Patrick Canaga, as well as paternal Aunt Gretchen Kelly and cousin Brian Murphy.

Many friends and family shared their love with Alana and gave her a reason to smile.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, 1:00 p.m. at Viegut Funeral Home with viewing beginning at 11:00 a.m.

A reception will be held at the Viegut Reception Center following the services.

Cremation will be completed after services.

Memorials may be made to the Alana Lee Gattenby Memorial Fund in care of Viegut Funeral Home, 1616 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO 80538. Go to www.viegutfuneralhome.com for condolences.

Gattenby

 

 

 

Jimmy Gillum

Funeral services for the Rev. Jimmy D. Gillum, 65, were Saturday, May 31, 2014, at the Assembly of God Church of Wilson, with the Rev. Charles Reed and the Rev. Dwain Duck officiating, and the Rev. Chris Brown assisting.

Interment followed at the Ryan Cemetery.

Services are under the care and direction of Alexander Funeral Home of Wilson.

Jimmy Dexter Gillum was born Aug. 24, 1948, at Terral, to Verna Sylvester Gillum and Syrildia (Plew) Gillum.

He died Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Ardmore.

He was raised at Terral, and graduated high school in 1968.

He married Sheneista Whitsett April 20, 1968, at Ryan.

He worked at Halliburton briefly, sold insurance and then managed grocery stores before going into full-time ministry.

His first church was in Maysville, where he stayed for three years before moving to Antlers, Carney, Bowlegs and, lastly, to Wilson in 1986.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Verna and Syrildia Gillum; brothers Marvin, Ardell and Leo; sisters Maudie Ann and Pauline; and a grandson.

Survivors include his wife, Sheneista Gillum of the home; son, Dewayne Gillum of Konawa; daughters Darla Newport of Sulphur, and Alissa Gillum of the home; brother Hughie Lee Gillum of Waco, Tex.; sister, Alta Marie Rowe of Choctaw; and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Kelvin Whitsett, Floyd Whitsett, Lloyd Whitsett, Mitchell Newport, Paul Lewis and Don Heilman.

Condolences may be sent online at www.alexanderfuneralhome.org

Gillum

 

 

 

Frances Glenn

Frances Jane "June" Glenn, 66, Seminole county resident, died Sunday, July 6, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

She was born March 15, 1948 in Oklahoma City, Okla. to Freland and Susie (Albert) Carpitcher.

She moved to the Seminole area two years ago from Oklahoma City.

She is survived by one son, Leon Lena, Jr. of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two daughters, Shannon Hibbert and Lisa Bunner of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two brothers, Danny Carpitcher of Seattle, Wash. and Jesse Carpitcher of Oklahoma City; and two sisters, Roxie Harjo and Carol Carpitcher, both of Oklahoma City. She is also survived by five grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Susie Capes; father, Freland Carpitcher; her husband, Leon Lena, and husband, Morgan Glenn, Jr. "JR"; a granddaughter, Linzey Bunner; grandson, Leon Lena III; a younger sister, Lois Adachi.

Wake services will be held Friday, July 11, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Houston Tiger and Jimsey Harjo officiating. Burial will follow at the Peter-Tiger Family Cemetery in Seminole County, Oklahoma.

Casket bearers will be Shawn Hibbert, Donovan Estrada, Nicholas Carter, Jonas Carpitcher, D.J. Batest and DeWey Buckley.

Honorary bearers will be Danny Carpitcher, Jesse Carpitcher, Ron Harjo, Jeremy Alliason, Jay Alliason, Marco Carpitcher, Daniel Hibbert, Francisco Calderon and Cleveland Calderon.

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

Glenn

 

 

 

Jean Good

Jean Lucille Good (Cougar Lady) of Seminole departed this life Wednesday, Sept. 10th, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Okla. at the age of 89 years.

She was born Oct. 25, 1924 in Wewoka, Okla. to the late Walsie Lou Belford Poole and Albert Poole.

Jean married Dell Good Sept. 15, 1946 and he preceded her in death Feb. 1, 2006.

To this union four children were born Ron R. Good, Vicki Newman, Mike Good, and Mark Good all of Seminole.

The joy of Jean's life was rescuing and raising exotic cougars and servals

Survivors include Ron Good, Vickie Newman, Mike Good and wife Mona, and Mark Good; grandchildren, April Mason and husband Jerry, Sommer Whitlock and husband Jimmy, Adam Good and fiancee Erica, Brittany Brooks and husband Jimmy; great-grandchildren, Destin, Taryn, Chance, Braeden, Daxton, Kynlee, and Blayden; great-great-granddaughter Journei and a host of other relatives and friends.

A special thanks to McArthur Park Home Health, Angel, Amanda, Samantha, and Erma.

Preceding Jean in death are her parents, husband Dell, brothers Jim and Bobby Poole.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Sam Ketchum officiating and burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

An online guest book is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Good

 

 

 

Jean Good

Jean Lucille Good (Cougar Lady) of Seminole departed this life Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Okla. at the age of 89 years.

She was born Oct. 25, 1924 in Wewoka, Okla. to the late Walsie Lou Belford Poole and Albert Poole.

Jean married Dell Good Sept. 15, 1946 and he preceded her in death Feb. 1, 2006.

To this union four children were born, Ron R. Good, Vicki Newman, Mike Good, and Mark Good all of Seminole.

The joy of Jean's life was rescuing and raising exotic cougars and servals.

Survivors include Ron Good, Vickie Newman, Mike Good and wife Mona, and Mark Good; grandchildren, April Mason and husband Jerry, Sommer Whitlock and husband Jimmy, Adam Good and fiancée Erica, Brittany Brooks and husband Jimmy; great-grandchildren, Destin, Taryn, Chance, Braeden, Daxton and Blayden; great-great-granddaughter Journei and a host of other relatives and friends.

A special thanks to McArthur Park Home Health, Angel, Amanda, Samantha, and Erma.

Preceding Jean in death are her parents; husband, Dell; brothers, Jim and Bobby Poole.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Sam Ketchum officiating and burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

An online guest book is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Good

 

 

 

Everett Goodnight

Oct. 2, 1938 - April 10, 2014

Everett Leon Goodnight, former Potawatomi county resident passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Okmulgee, Okla. at the age of 75.

Everett was born Oct. 2, 1938 in Shawnee, Okla. to parents, Everett Walter Goodnight and Lorene (Quinn) Goodnight.

Everett moved to Seminole from Pottawatomie county in 1973, living here until 2011 when he moved to Okmulgee, Okla.

Everett lived every boys dream and was a full time cowboy and of the Baptist faith.

Everett is survived by two sons, Howard Goodnight and his wife Dana of Weleetka, Okla., Butch Newell and his wife Renia of Wewoka; three daughters, Darla Fish and her husband Roy of Morris, Okla., Patsie Newell of Seminole and Darci Williams and her husband Jason of Seminole; one brother, Gene Goodnight and his wife Linda of Seminole; one sister, Glenda Kennedy of Shawnee; eight grandchildren, Jeana, Andy, Raleynn, Cory, Zachary, Dillon, Cortney, Kaden; seven great grandchildren, Joe, Waylon, Avery, Judah, Amara, Claire and Davis.

Everett was preceded in death by his parents, Everett Walter and Lorene Goodnight; his first wife, Georgia Marie Goodnight who passed away in 1972; brothers, William Arthur Goodnight, Jimmy Earl Goodnight and great grandson, Joseph Kayne Matthews.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, April 14, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Donnie Williamson officiating. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery, St. Louis, Okla.

Serving as casket bearers are Keith Quinality, Andy Lucas, Simy White, Nick Aurthur, Cody Goodnight, and Bryan Goodnight.

Honorary bearers are Dewayne Goodnight, Bill Goodnight, Travis Goodnight, Jimmy Goodnight, Jr. and Bill Estep.

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

Goodnight

 

 

 

Travis Goodnight

Dr. Travis Goodnight, 39, of Alma, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014 in a local hospital after a long battle with cancer.

He was born August 19, 1974 in Shawnee, Okla. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma and the OU College of Medicine. His residency was at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita. He was a general surgeon in Van Buren. He was passionate about the Oklahoma Sooners, golf, fishing and he loved his family. Everyone who ever met Travis loved him.

He is survived by his wife, Missy Goodnight of the home; a daughter, Lexi Goodnight of the home; a son, Kade Goodnight of the home; his parents, Gene and Linda Goodnight of Seminole, Okla.; four sisters, Kim Goodnight of Broken Arrow, Okla., Sundy Goodnight of Jacksonville, Fla., Masha Goodnight and Victoria Goodnight of Seminole, Okla.; three brothers, Dwayne Goodnight of Wolf, Okla., Michael Goodnight of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Cody Goodnight of Norman, Okla.

Memorial service will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Free Will Baptist Church in Van Buren. Cremation is under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home in Van Buren, Ark.

The family will visit with friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home, 4100 Alma Highway, Van Buren, Ark.

To place an online tribute, go to www.edwardsvan-alma.com.

 

 

Goodnight

 

 

 

Dan Gourley

Dan Michael Gourley passed away on March 25, 2014 in Phoenix, Ariz.

He was born on August 22, 1941 to L.C. and Edna Gourley in Lawton, Okla.

Dan grew up in Seminole, Okla. He graduated from Seminole High School in Seminole in 1959.

After high school, he graduated from M.I.T. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and the University of Texas.

As a passionate life long student, he also attended classes at Harvard, the University of Oklahoma, the University of Cal Berkley and San Francisco City College.

Dan was a member of both the Citizen Potawatomi and Chickasaw Nation tribes.

His first job was at Rexall Drug in Seminole as a soda jerk.

He retired from the San Francisco Unified School District where he dedicated his time as a computer teacher and Research Specialist for the Education Technology team.

He was truly intelligent, inquisitive, funny, kind and above all, not afraid to be unique.

He inspired all to seek knowledge, read books, ask questions, be open minded to other spiritual beliefs and to buy Apply and only Apply computers.

He enjoyed discussing travel, good food, music, books, theories and encouraged all to go above and beyond the normal realm or expected idea of everyday thought and experiences you encounter.

He truly taught everyone to be inquisitive and to ask the "why or why not" in all situations. But through his kindness and compassion, you truly felt he was pushing you to be the better you that already existed within, that you may not have yet recognized but he knew existed within us all.

He was a loving and devoted son to his mother, Edna Gourley who lived with him in San Francsico, Calif. for twenty plus years until her passing in 2010.

Dan is preceded in death by his parents, L.C. Gourley and Edna Jane (Reynolds) Gourley; cousins, Cynthia Noyes and Jackie Reynolds of California.

Dan is survived by his uncle and aunt, Dan and Lucille Reynolds of Letha, Okla.; cousins, Andrea Daly of Arizona, Bob and Karen Alter and Tom Reynolds of Colorado, Gary Reynolds, Diana Sullivan and Danelle Sullivan of Oklahoma, and Leland and Kim Means, Lynn Huckaby and Danette Reynolds of California.

He will be truly missed by numerous relatives, friends and associates including special friends, Bruce Halvorson and caregivers, Oliva Verdant and sister, Connie Zamora whom the family would like to thank for their years of loving assistance to both him and his mother, Edna.

Gourley

 

 

 

Terry Grace

Terry Lee Grace was called home June 29, 2014, in Seminole, Okla.

Terry was born in Pryor, Okla. to Edward Grace and Norma Potter.

He grew up in Oklahoma and attended Choctaw high school.

On Dec. 22, 1980 he married the love of his life, Karen. They spent 33 incredible years together in the Seminole community.

Terry’s passions included his family and friends, taxidermy, hunting, fishing, the OU Sooners and teaching others about his passion of taxidermy.

Terry is survived by his beloved wife of over 33 years, Karen Grace of the home; two sons and one daughter, Roy Grace and spouse Jaric Grace and daughters, Taylor and Emmaleigh, Cody Grace and spouse Sarah Grace; son, Casen and expecting son Stryker Grace; daughter, Andrea Smith and spouse Tony Smith and son, Austin Grace and daughter Hannah Grace.; his father Edward Grace; his mother Norma Potter; four sisters, Pam Paciorek, Gayla Humble, Dottie Quandt and Sherrie Sandavol; four brothers, Edward "Tiny" Grace, Sammy Glover, Ric Grace and David Glover.

He is preceded in death by his grandmother, grandfather and grandson, Matthew Grace.

In lieu of flowers please donate to Banc First under Cody and Sarah Grace for the benefit of Terry Grace.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 5, 2014, at the home of Terry Grace with family and friends.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

Grace

 

 

 

Lorene Graham

Lorene Rae (Walsh) Graham, age 62 of Sasakwa, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014 in Ada, Okla.

She was born Sept. 14, 1951 in Wichita, Kans. to the late Ray Edward Walsh and Lois Irene (French) Walsh.

Lorene worked as Administrative assistance for NARO and later worked as a Grant rider for Wewoka High School.

She was of the Lutheran faith.

Lorene loved working on the farm and she enjoyed hunting, fishing, four wheeling and spending time with her family and friends.

Preceding Lorene in death are her parents; and husband, Dwight Graham.

Survivors include son, Kelly Mueller of Midland, Tex.; daughter, Kimberly Mueller of Midland, Tex.; two brothers, Ed and Jim Walsh of Tex.; grandchildren, Courtney Mueller, Charlie Marshall, Colby Marshall, Kaylie McClelland; one great-grandchild, Jaylen Avila; special friends, Phyllis Self and Johnny Wilson; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel and burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Wilson, Kelly Mueller, Ed Walsh, Jason McClelland, Bob Harris, Jerry Renner.

Honorary pallbearers will be Eddie Taylor and Hiram Roulston.

Viewing will be 1 p.m. Friday June 20, 2014 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home in Wewoka.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Graham

 

 

 

Doris Graham-Lidell

Doris Jean Graham - Liddell died Thursday March 20, 2014 at the St. Anthony's Hospital in Oklahoma City.

She was born Dec. 24, 1942 in Wewoka to Altus Graham and Alice (Williams) Graham.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her daughters, Robbin Morgan of MidWest City, and Cherri Madkins of Wewoka; nine grandchildren; brothers, Tommie Graham of Austin, Larry Edwards of Oklahoma City, Johnny Whitfield of Okmulgee, and Dewayne Whitfield of Wewoka; and sisters, Lois Edwards of Wewoka, Jannie Jordan of Wewoka, and Cathey Blackshire of Wewoka.

Funeral services will be on Saturday March 29, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the New Life Church in Wewoka. The Master of Ceremonies will be Elder Keith Hardwick. Rev. Clyde Cochran will be officiating. Interment will follow at West Wood Cemetery in Wewoka.

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

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

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Graham-Lidell

 

 

 

Jessie Gray

Jessie Mae Gray passed away Sunday, Nov. 2nd, 2014 in Wewoka at the age of 93 years.

She was born Aug. 30th, 1921 in Wewoka.

Jessie attended Noble Town Schools and was a member of the Noble Town Baptist Church.

Jessie is preceded in death by her parents, husband; Leon Gray, and four siblings.

She is survived by her children; Barbara Wilmberly of Wewoka, Francis Campbell of Spencer, Leon Gray Jr. of Oklahoma City, Larue Brown of Mid West City, Virginia Phillips of Wewoka, Wanda Harper of Mid West City, and Ronnie Gray of Mid West City, a host of grand, great and great-great grandchildren and numerous other relatives and friends.

Funeral Service will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday Nov. 7, 2014 at Macedonia Baptist Church, Wewoka, Okla., and interment at Westwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Gray

 

 

 

Dolores Green

Dolores Jean Taylor (Simpson) Green was born September 20, 1929 in Lebanon, Ind.

She was one of nine children, the daughter of Victor and Dora Taylor.

Dolores passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at her home in Tulsa, Okla. She was 84-years of age.

She was married to Dr. Hugh Simpson, who preceded her in death in 1974.

Hugh, Dolores and their children were long time residents of Seminole and were members of the First Baptist Church.

Later, she and Frank Green were united in marriage and had recently celebrated 38 years of marriage.

Dolores was much loved by her family and large circle of friends, past and present.

She frequently expressed how grateful she was to be a part of the lives of such loving people.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters; two brothers; and a stepson, Steve Green.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Frank Green of the home; two children, a daughter, Deborah (Simpson) Gatica of Tulsa, Okla. and a son, Bruce Simpson of Tulsa; three grandchildren, Alexa Simpson of Tulsa, Evan Gatica and his fiancée, Jessi Cruickshank of Los Angeles, Calif. Danielle Ford and her husband, Sean of Aurora, Colo.; a great granddaughter, Lucy Ford of Aurora, Colo.; a stepdaughter, Stefanie Forney of Tulsa; and three sisters, Norma, Bonnie and Patricia.

She has joined her loved ones who have previously died and will welcome those to come after.

She will be deeply missed by those who are left. Losing her has been the hardest on them. We love her so much.

Please share your memories of Dolores with the family at www.bixbyfuneralservice.com (ultimate tributes icon).

A funeral service for Dolores will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014 at South Tulsa Baptist Church, 10310 S. Sheridan Road, Tulsa, Okla.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Bixby Funeral Service.

Green

 

 

 

Dolores Green

Dolores Jean Taylor (Simpson) Green was born September 20, 1929 in Lebanon, Ind.

She was one of nine children, the daughter of Victor and Dora Taylor.

Dolores passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at her home in Tulsa, Okla. She was 84-years of age.

She was married to Dr. Hugh Simpson, who preceded her in death in 1974.

Hugh, Dolores and their children were long time residents of Seminole and were members of the First Baptist Church.

Later, she and Frank Green were united in marriage and had recently celebrated 38 years of marriage.

Dolores was much loved by her family and large circle of friends, past and present.

She frequently expressed how grateful she was to be a part of the lives of such loving people.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters; two brothers; and a stepson, Steve Green.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Frank Green of the home; two children, a daughter, Deborah (Simpson) Gatica of Tulsa, Okla. and a son, Bruce Simpson of Tulsa; three grandchildren, Alexa Simpson of Tulsa, Evan Gatica and his fiancée, Jessi Cruickshank of Los Angeles, Calif. Danielle Ford and her husband, Sean of Aurora, Colo.; a great granddaughter, Lucy Ford of Aurora, Colo.; and three sisters, Norma, Bonnie and Patricia.

She has joined her loved ones who have previously died and will welcome those to come after.

She will be deeply missed by those who are left. Losing her has been the hardest on them. We love her so much.

Please share your memories of Dolores with the family at www.bixbyfuneralservice.com (ultimate tributes icon).

A funeral service for Dolores will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014 at South Tulsa Baptist Church, 10310 S. Sheridan Road, Tulsa, Okla.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Bixby Funeral Service.

Green

 

 

 

Haywood Griffis

Haywood Griffis was born to Robertha (nee Phillips) and Houston Griffis on April 11, 1926 in Wewoka, Okla.

He was the oldest of three boys born to the couple.

An athletically gifted child, Haywood excelled in sports, particularly baseball.

He attended Douglas High School where he formed and maintained many lifelong relationships.

Instilled with a dry sense of humor and a quiet strength, Haywood was a hard worker who took great pride in his effort.

His exceptional work ethic was evident for over 34 years, working as a mechanic for the Ford Motor Company at both Seminole Motors and Jim Baxter Motors.

Long after most of us would have considered retirement, he opened his own car repair business where he expertly continued to serve his customers.

Haywood joined Saint Joseph Baptist Church in Wewoka, Okla. on April 19, 1953 where he was a dutiful member until his death. It was a rare Sunday morning that you could attend service at Saint Joseph and not see Haywood uplifting the Lord.

In addition to being a Sunday School Teacher, he was ordained as a deacon on Oct. 2, 1955 and served faithfully for 58 years.

Haywood is preceded in death by his parents; his two brothers, Freddie and Billy Joe; his first spouse; and two daughters.

To treasure his memory he leaves his loving wife of 55 years, Nargie Griffis; his daughters, Roshawn Thomas (Delbert), Gilda Kesee (Alvin), Frances Boone (Howard) and Jearline Williams (Eddie); eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a multitude of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday May 20, 2014 at the Wewoka First Baptist Church and burial to follow at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Lena Groover

Lena Mae (Sikes) Groover, 79, a resident of Konawa, Okla., died Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Seminole Care and Rehab Center in Seminole.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Vamoosa Cemetery. Jimmy Branscum will officiate under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

The family will greet visitors at the funeral home on Saturday at 1 p.m.; then, form a processional to the cemetery at 1:30.

She was born Aug. 7, 1934 in Prague, Okla. to Harvey Sikes and Lola D. (Watkins) Sikes.

She was the manager for Hilltop Café and for the Steakhouse Restaurant in Konawa.

She is survived by two sons, Kerman Raines of Ft. Worth, Tex., and Nelvin Hudson of Seminole; two daughters, Ann Havens of Waco, Tex. and Jawanna Moore of Konawa; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Lola Sikes; her husband, Jerry Groover; two sons, Frankie and Mike Raines; one grandson, Jacob Raines; three sisters, Geneva Dean, Eva Crosby, and Marie Thomas; and two brothers, Alton Sikes and Glen Sikes.

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Judy Grotts

Judy Annette (Hiser) Grotts, 57, resident of Konawa, Okla., died Friday, July 11, 2014 at Jan Frances Care Center in Ada, Okla.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

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

She was born May 14, 1957 in Purcell, Okla. to William Jack Hiser and Virginia Mildred (Freeman) Hiser.

She is survived by her father, Jack Hiser of Konawa; two sons, Donavon Grotts of Wichita, Kans. and Elliot Grotts of Ada, Okla.; one sister, Susan Hays of Konawa; and ten grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Virginia Hiser.

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Randy Groves

Former Seminole resident Randall Boyd Groves was born in Garden Grove, Calif. on April 5, 1964 and passed away on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.

Randy graduated from Seminole High School in 1982.

He served in the Oklahoma National Guard and worked for the Seminole Producer as a reporter before moving on to the Daily Oklahoman and other newspapers.

He later was employed by Congressman Gary Condit and relocated to the Washington D.C. area. At the time of his death he was employed with a historical society.

His parents were First Sergeant Donald E. Groves and Kaye Holson Groves, now Luettgens.

He was preceded in death by his father Donald E. Groves and one brother Donald E. Groves.

He leaves to cherish his memory: mother Kaye Luettgens; brothers Kevin Groves (Joyce), Gunner Luettgens and Douglas Groves.

Interment was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Mark Gurley

Mark Allen Gurley, 54, former Seminole area resident, now of Ponca City, Okla. died Sunday May 4, 2014 at his home.

He was born Nov. 5, 1959 in Seminole, Okla. to Roy Evertt and Margaret LaDawn (Langston) Gurley.

He was a former roughneck in the area oilfields and lived in Seminole County most of his life.

He is survived by three brothers, Bill Gurley, David Gurley and Mike Gurley all of Ponca City, Okla.

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

Services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday May 7, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Little Cemetery.

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

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Edward Hailey

Edward Lee Hailey, 80, went to be with the Lord at 3 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 as a result of a brain tumor. He passed peacefully surrounded by family and friends.

He was born March 10, 1933 in Sasakwa, Okla. to Henry Edward Hailey and Helen M. Gaines.

Ed married Johnnie Snell in 1952 in Seminole, Okla. They were married for 62 years.

Ed was a member of Assembly of God and was an active sponsor of Saint Jude Children Home.

He enjoyed working, bowling, fishing and spending time with his family and friends.

He was a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and the National Rifle Association.

He spend his professional career working in the oilfield, he began his career with Midland Supply Company of Seminole for ten years as a field technician; he was an independent consultant for an International Supply Company for two years; after which he opened Hydrostatic Engineers in January 1965.

After a brief period of retirement he re-entered the professional arena to work as a consultant for Testers Inc.

He was an innovator in hydrostatic pressure testing; setting the standards now recognized by the industry. His efforts and ingenuity have greatly benefited the oilfield operations.

Ed is preceded in death by his parents, Henry Hailey and Helen Hailey Roulston and his brothers, Charles D. Hailey and Joe Roulston Jr.

Ed is survived by his wife, Johnnie of the home; two daughters, Patty Hallmark of Moore, Okla., and Judy Hailey of Tex.; two grandchildren, Melissa Crabtree and Todd Hallmark of Oklahoma City, Okla. one great granddaughter, Savannah H. Hallmark of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two brothers, Herbert E. Hailey of Del City, Okla. and Jay Roulston; one sister, Loretta Cole of Asher, Okla. and his many loving cousins, nieces, nephews, and numerous friends and colleagues.

Services to celebrate his life will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 at New Life Assembly, 1421 SE 59th Street, Oklahoma City, Okla. Burial will follow in Seminole at Maple Grove Cemetery.

The family will be greeting friends and relatives from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 at John Ireland Funeral Home, 120 S. Broadway, Moore, Okla.

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Johncy Hair

Former resident Johncy Dean Hair died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 in Pauls Valley, Okla.

She was born Nov. 19, 1929 at Atwood, Okla. to Carl Cotton and Annie Howell Cotton.

She was a graduate of Atwood High School in 1947.

She married Jack Murrell Hair Aug. 11, 1947.

She worked for First National Bank and Seminole County.

She loved cooking, watching Thunder Basketball, OU Football, and taking care of her grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are her parents; husband; brothers, Lake Leon Cotton, Gerald Wayne Cotton, Johnny Cotton and sister Eva Jean Smith.

Survivors include son Jon Hair of Pauls Valley, Okla.; sister Joan Whitehead, of Allen, Okla.; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Honorary Pall Bearers will be Josh Hair, Allen McCrary , Darryl Keiser, Chuck Smith, Shawn Taylor, Ricky Hair, Paul Smith JR. Donny Hair, Danny Hair, and Dedric Johnson.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 at Oakwood Cemetery with Pastor Carl Whitfield officiating.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the American Cancer Society.

An online guest book is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Juanita Hair

 

Juanita Jewel (Grissom) Hair, 71 year old Seminole resident passed from this life on Friday, October 24, 2014 in Wewoka, Okla.

She was born February 20, 1943 in Tuscumbia, Ala. to parents, Pearl (Hale) Grissom and Joe Grissom.

Juanita was a lifelong Seminole County resident who worked for Wewoka Public School Cafeteria for several years in the 1980’s and 1990’s.

She later worked as a nurse’s aid for ONHL care center in Wewoka until her retirement.

Juanita married Richard Hair on June 17, 1960 in Wewoka, Okla.

He preceded her in death in 2006.

Survivors include one son, Richard "Ricky" Hair, Jr. of Wewoka, Okla., two daughters, Jennifer Conn of Seminole, Okla. and Trina Dutton of Checotah, Okla.

She is also survived by one brother, Bob Grissom of Branson, Mo., eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and a host of other family and dear friends including her special companion, Kenneth Smith of Seminole, Okla.

Juanita is preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Richard Hair, by her mother, Pearl (Hale) Grissom, by her father, Joe Grissom. S

he is also preceded in death by six brothers, Walter, Pete, Bill, David, Howell and Powell Grissom and by two sisters, Peggy LaFever and Jean Grissom and by one great grandson, Kaden Johnson.

Memorial services are scheduled for 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 at Blessed Rock Church in Wewoka, Okla. with Sam Ketcher officiating the service.

Cremation 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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Joseph Hale

Joseph Earl " Joe" Hale, 95, Oklahoma City, Okla. resident, died at his home on March 21, 2014.

He was a former longtime Seminole resident, who was born Aug. 13, 1918, in Wewoka, Okla., to Lilly (Carrigan) and Alma Earl Hale.

He retired from Tenneco Oil Company in 1984 as an oilfield foreman.

He married J. Hazel Hale on April 21, 1938, in Seminole.

He is survived by his son, Fred Hale of Norman, Okla.; his brother, Vernon Hale of Los Animas, Colo.; three sisters, Marie Rowe of Clinton, Ark., Orlean Harris of Texas and Peggy Hale of Virginia; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at the Little Cemetery Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating. Burial will follow at the Little Cemetery, north of Seminole, Okla.

Casket bearers will be Rodney Hale, Jay Kinnard, Kenny Plumlee and Fred Hale.

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

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Willie Hale

Willie B. Hale, 81, of Sallisaw died Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Sallisaw.

He was born Oct. 13, 1932 in Wewoka, Okla. to James Luther Hale and Janie Lou Hayes Hale.

He was an Army veteran of the Korea War.

He was the former sheriff in Seminole County, a former Oklahoma City police officer, private detective and horse trainer at Blue Ribbon Downs.

Funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday at Agent Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Sallisaw with burial at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka, Okla.

Pallbearers will be Mike and Eddie Stites, Rick Rush, Bobby Callaway, Anthony Hurt and Kevin Toy.

He is survived by a daughter, Tina Kepulis of Stephenville, Tex.; a son, Tim Hale of Sallisaw; a brother, J.R. Hale of Seminole; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Lawnie, Marvin, Eugene and Bobby Jack Hale; and four sisters, Mary McMullen, Ideal Gaines, Thelmer Cox and Ruby Martin.

Viewing will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

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Donald Haley

Donald L. Haley, 82, of Terre Haute, Ind., passed away Saturday April 5, 2014 at Springhill Village in Terre Haute, Indiana.  

Don was born July 2, 1931 in Clay County to James Erwin and Elizabeth Erwin, he was later adopted by Lawrence and Nannie Haley. 

He is preceded by his parents and a son in-law William Tabor.

Don worked in and retired from Insurance Sales.

He was a member of Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, VFW Post  #972 where he was the chaplain and was in charge of the funeral detail for many years.

He was a member of American Legion posts #46 and #104.

Don like to bowl and especially enjoyed spending time with wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Don is survived by his wife, Sarah "Sally" Duke Haley, whom he married Nov. 4, 1951.

He is survived by two sons, Donald Kenneth Haley and his wife, Deah of Terre Haute, Ind. and Duke Clayton Haley and his wife, Amanda of Seminole, Okla.

He is also survived by one daughter, Martha Lynn Tabor of Terre Haute, Ind.; one brother, Luther Erwin; and a sister, Elizabeth Hardman both of Brazil, Ind. 

He is survived by eleven grandchildren, Spencer Haley, Isac Haley, Crystal Tingley, Jack Coale, Evan Coale, Lauran Kanengiser, Brook Thomas, Coty Gaskins, Haley Walker, Klein Haley and Brody Haley.  He is also survived by eight great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

Services are scheduled for Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 North 13th Street, Terre Haute, Ind., 47804.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home and from Noon until service time on Thursday. 

Burial will be Roselawn Memorial Park, VFW Post #972 will be conducting Military Graveside Services. Rev. Bill Duke will be officiating.

Online condolences may be made at www.greinerfuneralhome.com

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Georgia Ham

Georgia Elizabeth (Colwell) Ham, 85-year-old longtime Seminole, Okla. resident passed from this life on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 at Golden Rule Care Center in Shawnee, Okla.

She was born May 11, 1928 in Muskogee, Okla. to parents Ezra Johnson Colwell and Lydia (Bailey) Colwell.

After spending several years in California, Georgia and her husband, Claude Ham moved back to Seminole in 1974 from Ventura, Calif. where she had studied music and fine arts.

Georgia was a homemaker and former member of the Seminole V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary, the 40 & 8 Veterans organization, she also loved to garden and play bingo.

Georgia was also a true love animal lover who would care for any creature who happened along from birds to cats and dogs.

Survivors include one step-daughter-in-law, Dolores Ham of Bakersfield, Calif.; one sister, Jean Colwell of Seminole; a nephew, James and his wife Linda Robinson of Shawnee who cared for Georgia; and a host of other nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

Georgia is preceded in death by her parents, Ezra and Lydia Colwell; husband Claude R. Ham who died on Dec. 31, 1995; six sisters; two brothers and by one step-son, John Ham.

Graveside services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at Little Cemetery located north of Seminole on Hwy. 99.

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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Eric Haney

Eric Pyle "Packy" Haney, born in Seminole on March 24, 1969 to Ernie Pyle Haney and Dora Bear Haney died Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 in Shawnee, Okla. at the age of 44.

After graduating from High School, he worked for Coates Roofing, CoJac and Citizen Potawatomi Nation.

He was a member of the Hecete Band and the Seminole Nation.

He was married to Redena Sue Colungo.

He is survived by wife Redena of the home; two daughters, Micah Haney of Shawnee, Raley Haney of Shawnee and two brothers, Tracy Haney of Shawnee, and Stacy Haney of Shawnee.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernie and Dora Haney and brother, Vincent Haney.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 at Hitchitee United Methodist Church with Pastor Rick Deere officiating. Burial will take place at Little Cemetery, Little, Okla.

Serving as casket bearers are Alex Miller, Alvin Miller, Colton Haney, Jordan Haney, Gerald Williams, Justin Boone.

Honorary bearers are Roman Bear, Mike Bear, Sean Lefthand, Ryan Bear, Wiley Bear, Jr., Jake Thorpe, Zane Thorpe, Connor Haney and Christian Tiger.

The body will be at the Swearingen Funeral Home for visitation from 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 until 11 a.m., where he will be taken to Hitchitee United Methodist Church where a wake service will be held at 7 p.m..

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

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David Hanks

 

David B. Hanks, resident of Seminole, died Oct. 13, in a motor vehicle accident in Eufaula, Okla.

He was born March 19, 1956 in Norman, Okla. to Dorothy Hanks of Strafford and Burl Hanks of Byers.

He was preceded in death by his son, Jeremy Hanks of Pauls Valley.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Griffith Hanks; son, Brandon Hanks; and granddaughter, Kaylee of the home; his brother, Gary Hanks, Eufaula; sister Melvena Walker, Strafford; brother, Ray Keezee, Yukon; sister, Liz Christian, Eufaula; mother, Dorothy Hanks, Ada; and father, Burl Hanks, Byers.

Memorial services are pending.

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Serenity Hannah

Serenity Peyton Hannah, infant daughter of Leslie Ann (Haire) and Mark James Hannah, Jr. died Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 at St. Anthony’s Hopsital in Shawnee, Okla.

She is survived by her parents Mark and Leslie Hannah of Seminole, Okla., brother Mark James Hannah III and Sister Dalilah Ann Hannah both of Seminole. Her grandparents Robert and Charla Lamoureux of Seminole, Okla., Mark Hannah Sr. of Seminole, and Peggy Tiger Grizzle of Holdenville, Okla..

Funeral services are planned for 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 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, Okla.

 

 

 

 

Ervin Hanson

 

Ervin L. Hanson, 80, longtime Seminole resident died, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 at his home in Seminole.

Services will be held Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Seminole with the time of the service to be announced next week.

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

 

 

 

Ervin Hanson

Ervin LeRoy Hanson, 80 year old Seminole resident passed from this life Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 at his home in Seminole. 

He was born Dec. 15, 1933 in Mobridge, South Dakota to parents, Emil Hanson and Emily (Opheim) Hanson.

Hanson stated in his yearbook, class of 1951, "After graduation I went into the Navy.  Upon discharge, I studied electronics at Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis. 

In 1957 I relocated to California where I worked on the Minuteman missile computer as a test engineer. 

I married Barbara White in 1958 and later had two sons: Steven in 1959, and Michael in 1966. 

In the early 1970’s we decided we would escape from the California rat race and move to a small town in Oklahoma (Seminole). 

There was not much demand for people with my background in Oklahoma at this time so we bought a restaurant, which we operated for a few years.

In the 1980’s Oklahoma discovered computer controlled machinery so things were good again. 

I built and repaired computer controlled machines until I retired in 1994. 

Since then I have been working part time as a consultant. LIFE IS GOOD!"

While serving in the United States Navy he earned the National Defense Medal, the Navy Occupation Service Medal and the European Clasp.

During Ervin’s career he had worked for North American Rockwell as a Specialist on Minuteman Computers, as the plant manager for the Goff Corp., owned and operated Bev’s Beef and Rye, Jim Cox, Eaton Corp. where he was an electronic engineer until his retirement and he owned Hanson Fence Company, he was also a longtime member of the N.R.A..

Ervin was also a member of the Elks Lodge and the American Legion. 

He loved his granddaughters very much. 

He enjoyed shooting pool and doing crossword puzzles.

Survivors include his wife of almost 56 years, Barbara (White) Hanson, of the home, two sons, Steve Hanson and his wife Karen of Seminole, Okla., Mike Hanson of Seminole, Okla., one brother, Dean Hanson of Seminole, Okla., one sister, Bernice Beckly and her husband Jay of Edmond, Okla., two grandchildren, Ariel Hanson and Emily Hanson. He is also survived by a host of other family and dear friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Seminole, Okla. 

Rev. Gary O. Wilburn will officiate the service, with military honors being presented at the Church. 

Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole, Okla.

The family request that donations be made to the Seminole First United Methodist Church or to Lung Cancer Research.

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

 

 

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Joyce Harber

Joyce Frances (Allen) Harber of Tulsa, Okla. passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at her home in Tulsa. At the time of her death she was 74 years old.

Born Sept. 3, 1939 in Seminole, Okla., Joyce was one of four children of parents, Joseph "Joe" E. Allen and Norine (Jones) Allen.

She graduated from Seminole High School. She was also a graduate of Draughon's Business School.

She worked as an Executive Assistant and Office Manager during her career.

She was a Christian.

Joyce was married to and divorced from Charles C. Harber who preceded her in death on May 31, 2012.

In addition to her parents Joyce was preceded in death by brother, Clyde Edward Allen.

She is survived by her son, Eric Harber and wife, Alyson of Seattle; son, Daren Harber of Dallas; brothers, Carmon "Lee" Allen and wife, Gloria of Oklahoma City; Arnold Ray Allen and wife, Nancy of Ada; three grandchildren, Ryan Harber, Serena Harber, Joanna "Jojo" Harber.

She will be buried in West Lawn Cemetery in Henryetta. There will be a graveside service Monday, Aug. 4 at 12:00 noon.

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J.D. Hardin

Services for J. D. "Jake" Hardin, 85, of Ada, are 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the Reaper Baptist Church, Rev. Clyde Cochran will officiate.

Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Stonewall.

Mr. Hardin died Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at a local nursing home.

He was born May 10, 1929 at Lima, Okla. to Ola and Hattie Hill Hardin.

He married L. V. Wright. She preceded him in death on February 10, 1994.

Mr. Hardin had been employed at May’s Lumber and retired from the service department at Service Chevrolet in Ada.

He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include his children, Vernita Richardson of Ada, Gregg Hardin of Bristow, and Earnest Wright, Stanley Richardson and Evelyn Cushenberry, all of Ada; 10 grandchildren, Shyilah Hardin, Maliyah Hardin, Theron Richardson whom he helped raise, Terrance Richardson, Colton Richardson, Natasha Nowlin, Elvia Mitchell whom he helped raise, Donnell McDowell, Jasmine Daniels and Chaz Daniels; numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; a niece he helped rear, Oletha Futrel and his cousins that he helped raise include Brenda, Sharon, Bruce, Wendell, and Pat, a niece, Dorothy, a great niece, Felicia; and a brother-in-law, Willie Lee Brown.

J. D. was known for his love and passion for Gospel music in which he has been in Gospel singing groups playing his guitar all his life.

J. D. also loved basketball. He coached hundreds of players at New Lima and in Ada.

His passion spilled over on his son, Gregg Hardin who played ball in Okla. and Mo. and now is the head coach at Bristow High School.

J. D. will be remembered for all these things but none more important than being a great father/mentor and a man of God.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, L. V. Hardin; three sisters, Clarena Shelton, Huella Brown and Buelena Johnson; and two brothers, Buford Hardin and Emory Hardin.

Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to criswellfh.com.

 

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Melvin Hargis

Melvin Eugene Hargis, 81, lifelong Seminole resident died, Saturday, March 15, 2014 at his home in Seminole.

Melvin was born on July 2, 1932 in Seminole, Okla. to Mamie Louise (Close) Hargis and Clarence Otis Hargis.

Melvin grew up in Seminole, attended Seminole Public Schools and graduated from Seminole High School in the class of 1952.

Melvin served his country in the U. S. Army and was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Tecumseh, Okla. and was formerly a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church in Seminole, in which he helped build the church in his younger years.

Melvin was a carpenter, a well-known cabinetmaker, and worked with his father, Clarence Hargis, in the Hargis Cabinet Shop on Strother Street, in Seminole for many years.

Melvin retired in 1992.

Melvin was a loving and devoted father and grandfather.

Melvin loved tool collecting and was a member of the Midwest and Southwest Tool Collectors Association.

Melvin married Nancy Etta (Littlejohn) Hargis on Dec. 20, 1957 in Seminole. Mrs. Hargis preceded him in death on Nov. 25, 1993.

Melvin is survived by his son, David Hargis of Seminole; his two daughters, Jeanette Tiger of Seminole and Martha Howard and her husband Kirk of Allen, Tex.; his brother, Charles Leslie Hargis, of Georgia; two sisters, Virginia Abbott of New Braunsfel, Tex. and Nettie Zella Van Alstine of Kentucky.

He is also survived by his grandchildren, Kursten Maye of Seminole, Nancy Ellen Maye of Seminole, Leah Nicole Howard and Adam McCarran Howard of Allen, Tex.

Melvin is also survived by Kent Maye, the father of his grandchildren; his sister-in-law Elizabeth Gunter of Seminole; his special caregiver, Sarah Clark; and special friends, Thomas Jackson and Lee Ann Sysk.

Melvin was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a brother, John C. Hargis; and a sister, Mamie Louise Norris.

Funeral services are planned for 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Rev. Phyllis Stutzman officiating. Burial will be at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, east of Seminole.

Casket bearers will be Robert Leatherman, Thomas Jackson, Chuck Moose, Kirk Howard, J.P. " Doc" Duval and William Clinkenbeard.

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

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Rudolph Hargrave

Rudolph Hargrave was born on Feb. 15, 1925 in Shawnee, Okla. to John Hubert Hargrave and Daisy (Holmes) Hargrave.

Rudolph passed away on April 1, 2014 in Ada, Okla.

After his retirement in 2010, Rudolph began his life of relaxation by traveling with Madeline, visiting the children and grandchildren, and continued his love of singing in the church choir.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend.

Rudolph will always be remembered for his sweet smile, wonderful sense of humor and his devotion to his family and community.

Rudolph attended schools in Wewoka, Okla. He continued to make his home in Wewoka with the love of his life for over 60 years, Madeline (Shipley) Hargrave, where they also chose to raise their three children, Cindy, John, and Jana.

Rudolph attended the University of Oklahoma where he received his law degree in 1949.

He began his private practice of law in Wewoka until 1964.

Afterward he became the County Judge for Seminole County, Okla. from 1964 to 1967.

From 1967-1969, Rudolph was Seminole County Superior Court Judge and was Seminole County District Judge from 1969-1978.

He was named Distinguished Alumnus from East Central University in 1989.

In 1978, he was appointed to the Oklahoma Supreme Court by Governor David L. Boren.

Justice Hargrave was elected Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of Oklahoma on Jan. 1, 1989.

While serving as Chief Justice he was elected by the National Conference of Chief Justices as Vice-President of the conference, the only Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice to ever serve in that position.

He is also a member of the Seminole County Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association, American Bar Association and the Oklahoma Judicial Conference.

He continued his service to Oklahoma on the Supreme Court until his retirement in 2010.

Justice Hargrave was honored by the namesake "Hargrave Prize" award, first given in 2013 as an annual recognition of the best three faculty papers of the Sovereignty Symposium.

Ruldolph was a 32nd degree Mason and member of the United Methodist Men’s group.

Rudolph is preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Mickey Herron.

Survivors include his wife, Madeline of the home; children, Cindy Keefer and husband Paul of Ada, John Hargrave and wife Kay of Ada, and Jana Howard and husband Mike of Ardmore; grandchildren, Jeff Hargrave, Robert Hargrave, Lora Alexander, Melissa Raymond, Kirby Bolitho, Evan Keefer, Kaycee Rider, Robin Freer, and Clayton Howard; ten great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Graveside service is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Friday, April 4, 2014 at the Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka. Rev. Susan Rice will officiate.

Honorary casket bearers will be Michael Howard, Paul Keefer, Jeff Hargrave, Robert Hargrave, Evan Keefer, and Clayton Howard.

In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the Seminole Nation Museum, First United Methodist Church of Wewoka, or the East Central University Foundation.

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

Online condolences to the family can be made at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Edmond Harjo

Edmond Andrew Harjo, 96, Maud resident died, Monday March 31, 2014 in Ada, Okla. at Mercy Hospital.

Edmond was born on Nov. 24, 1917 in Maud, Okla. to Yanna (Grant) and Tony Harjo.

Mr. Harjo had lived in the Maud and Seminole areas all his life.

He was a longtime member of the Achena Presbyterian Church in Maud, where he was a church elder and officer.

He was a schoolteacher most of his life and taught at Maud Schools, Justice Schools and Pickett Center.

Mr. Harjo was also a concert pianist.

Mr. Harjo served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II; he was a private first class and a Seminole Nation Code Talker, during the war, for which he received a Good Conduct Medal, EAME service Ribbon with one Silver Service Star, his unit was Battery "A" 195th Field Artillery Battalion.

His nephew, Richard Harjo of Maud and several other nieces and nephews survive him.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Friday, April 4, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Rev. Dr. Eugene Wilson officiating and elders Frank Sewell, Lewis Fife and Rick Harjo assisting with the service. Burial will follow at Seminole Nation Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Seminole.

There will be a wake service on Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

Casket bearers will be Frank Sewell, Charles Sewell, Eric Thocco, Kendall Roberts, Gary Roybal, Ferrall Smith and Shawn Harjo.

Honorary bearers will be Ed Jojola, Ben Sewell, Chuck Sewell, Aaron Coker, Allen Aldridge, Joe Bruner, Marion Jones and Kelly Tiger, Jr.

Funeral arrangements 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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Faye Harjo

Faye Harjo, 52, passed away at her home in Weatherford, Okla. on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.

She was born on May 18, 1961 in Oklahoma City, Okla. to John and Lucy (Kilcrease) Franks.

She graduated from Sasakwa in 1979 and attended Bacone Indian College in Muskogee for one year.

She married Leslie Harjo, Jr. in 1983 in Okmulgee, Okla. From this union was born one daughter, Valerie.

Faye's greatest love was for her family.

She enjoyed working crossword puzzles, going shopping, especially the Etcetera Store in Weatherford, Okla. She enjoyed talking with her family and friends and spending time with her granddaughters.

She never met a stranger and would strike up a conversation with anyone.

She had made a profession of her faith in Christ and was Baptized at Okmulgee Indian Baptist Church and attended Caddo Baptist Church in Fort Cobb, Okla.

She is preceded in death by her father, John Franks.

She is survived by her husband, Leslie of the home; one daughter, Valerie Pekah and husband, Will of Weatherford, Okla.; her mother, Lucy Franks of Sasakwa, Okla.; four brothers, Virgil Franks and wife, Linda of Ada, Okla., Ray Franks of Seminole, Okla., Danny Franks of Sasakwa, Okla., George Franks and wife, Konowa of Holdenville, Okla.; two sisters, Molly Mack of Shawnee and Margie Lena and her husband, Manuel of Wewoka; two grandchildren, Natalie Faye Pekah and Rylie Kaye Pekah; along with numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

All-night prayer service is planned beginning at 6 p.m., Sunday, March 30, 2014 at the First Caddo Indian Baptist Church, Fort Cobb, Okla.

Funeral Services will be at 1 p.m., Monday, March 31, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Fort Cobb, Okla. Rev. Amon Harjo will officiate the service. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Fort Cobb, Okla.

Services are under the directions of Smith Funeral Home in Anadarko, Okla.

Family and friends may send messages of condolences to: www.smithfuneralservices.com

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Howard Harjo

Howard Hugh Harjo, former Seminole County resident, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Lexington, Okla., at the age of 56.

Howard was born November 21, 1957 in Oklahoma City, Okla., to Isaac Harjo and Juanita Little Wise. He graduated from Varnum High School

Howard worked as an engineer for the US Army Corps of Engineers.

He is survived by wife Roselyn Henderson and his mother, Juanita Little Wise of Seminole, Okla., two daughters, Amanda and Amber Harjo of Sapulpa, Okla., one brother, Steve Harjo; two sisters, Rowena Gonzales of Tulsa, Okla., and Amy Fixico of Seminole, Okla., numerous nieces and nephews and a host of other family and friends.

Howard was preceded in death by his father, Isaac Harjo, and two brothers, Buddy Keith Harjo and Ronnie Lee Harjo.

Wake services were held on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 6:30 PM at Hitchitee United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 1:00 PM at Hitchitee United Methodist Church with Pastor Paul Tecumseh officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Neil Harjo, Calvin Harjo, Buddy Harjo, Jr, Isaac Harjo, Steve Barnett, Jordan Gonzales and Tony Fixico. Honorary bearers will be Osceola Little, Marty Fixico, Pearcy Harjo, Foster Yeager, Nathan Harjo, Ronnie Harjo, Jr, Terry Harjo and Randy Harjo.

Burial will follow at the Hitchitee Church Cemetery.

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

 

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Jimmy Harjo

Funeral services for lifelong Seminole County resident Jimmy Lee "Sonny Boy" Harjo will be held on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Reverend Ed George officiating. 

Wake service will be held on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 6 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

Serving as pallbearers will be Tommy Gibson, Daniel Mitchell, Jared Pennock, Raymond Pennock, Jack Hill and Buffalo Hill.

Honorary bearers will be Tom Harjo, Rabbitt Hill, Issacc Hill, Patrick Harjo, Mike Harjo and James Harjo.

Burial will follow at Harjo Family Cemetery north of Seminole.

He died Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Integris Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City at the age of 62.

He was born Nov. 19, 1951 in Talihina, Okla. to Ben Tanyan and Lorene Coody but was raised by adoptive parents, Cornelius and JoAnna (Larney) Harjo.

He graduated from Konawa High School and later attended OSU Okmulgee Tech.

He married Sherry Harjo on Nov. 24, 1975 in Seminole.

He was a fork lift driver at Commerical Brick for over 24 years.

He is survived by his wife, Sherry of the home; one son, Cornell Jackson Harjo of the home; daughter, Brandi Harjo of the home; daughter, Crystal Harjo of Clewiston, Fla.; seven grandchildren; one sister, Patricia Gibson; one brother, Vernon Harjo of Amarillo, Tex.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Curtis Harjo, Anthony Tanyan and sisters, Ruby Tanyan and Carolyn Talamasey.

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

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Vera Harjo

Vera Mae Factor Harjo, age 92 of Wolf passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014 at home.

She was born Feb. 9, 1922 in Snomac, Okla. to the late Timmie Ray Factor and Susie Cummings Factor.

Vera attended schools at St. Mary's Academy, Sacred Heart, Okla., Chilocco Indian School in New Kirk, Okla., Konawa High School, Konawa, Okla., Seminole Jr. College, and East Central University, Ada, Okla.

She married Albert Lee Harjo, April 12, 1944 in Wewoka, Okla., they were married for 60 years before his passing, Oct. 2, 2004.

Vera was a member of High Spring Baptist Church, and Sister Leader for a number of years.

She was also a member of the Tusekia Harjo Band.

She worked for Boeing Air Craft at Tinker Air Force Base; a teacher at Seminole Nation Head Start; and later an Teacher's Aide at Bowlegs Head Start.

Preceding Vera in death are her parents; husband Albert; brothers Roman Factor, Glenn Ray Factor, and Edward Lee Factor.

Survivors include sisters, Francina Johnson, and Betty Jean Harjo; one brother Timmy Ray Factor Jr.; seventeen nieces and nephews; and numerous great-and great-great nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Rodney Factor, Terry Factor, Bo Ellis, Herman Foster, Billy "Skip" Foster, and Ricky Davis.

Wake service will be 6 p.m. Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, July 14, 2014 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Houston Tiger and Rev. Jimsey Harjo officiating and burial at Wolf Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Edith Harjoe

Wake services for Edith Alice Rogers Harjoe are scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with J.B. Fish officiating.

The body will be taken to the home at 200 Dotson in Cromwell on Thursday at 9 a.m.

On Friday the body will be taken to the Little Quarsarty Church at 9:30 a.m. for an 8 p.m. Wake Service.

Funeral service will be Saturday May 24 2014 at 1 p.m. and burial will follow at Little Quarsarty Cemetery.

Edith was born Dec. 18, 1922 in Bearden, Okla. and passed away Tuesday at her home in Cromwell.

Edith was a seamtress at Big Yank for a number of years.

She was baptized Dec. 24, 1961 by Rev. Dan Scott and a lifelong member of Little Quarsarty Baptist Church.

She loved to attend Church, sew, spend time with her grandchildren and watching Major league baseball and the Oklahoma City Thunder Basketball.

Edith was foster parent to numerous kids. She loved to be around kids.

"She never met a kid or a dog that she would turn away."

Preceding Edith in death is her spouse, Ben Harjoe; son, Raymond Buddy and wife Darlene Harjo; three grandchildren, Todd Harjo, Rona Silva, and Damion Ray Harjo; and sister, Florina Bear.

Survivors include children, Jeanne Walker of Cromwell, Okla., Thomas Harjo of Okemah, Okla., Nolen and Lenora Robinson of Coweta, Okla., Ben Harjo and wife Patty of Cromwell, Okla., Lewis and wife Joy Miller of Wewoka, and Wanda (Kay) Murray and spouse Robert Downey; grandchildren, Mitch and Chris Price, Aimee Harjo, Scott and Kevin Robinson, Thomas Harjo, Angie Green, Matt Miller, Beverly Harjo, Chelsea Murray, Gina Silva, Tina McDowell, Cincinnati Harjo, Leona Hicks, Jim Hicks, and Michale Thompson; numerous great and great-great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pall Bearers will be Robert Downey, Nolen Robinson, Bryan Harjo, Anthony Harjo, Sonny Price, and Rosendo Cervantez.

Honorary Pall Bearers will be Mitch Price, Chris Price, Scott Robinson, Kevin Robinson, Thomas Harjo, Matt Miller, Cincinnatti Harjo, Jim Hicks, Skylar Price and Kaden Price.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Marilyn Aldridge Harkins

1936-2014

Marilyn was born in Wewoka, Okla. on Jan. 24, 1936 to J. Bart and Marjory McNemer Aldridge. 

Wewoka is the Capital of the Seminole Nation, and Marilyn was a proud member of the tribe.

After graduating from Wewoka High School, Marilyn attended Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo. 

She later transferred to the University of Oklahoma, pledged Pi Beta Phi Sorority and became a lifelong Sooner fan. 

While at OU, she met Richard E. Harkins whom she married in 1958. 

They settled in Kansas City, Mo. and raised three children. 

Marilyn was actively involved with KC Anthenaeum, PEO, Bridge Club, OU and Pi Phi Alumni activities, and traveled extensively with her late husband. 

Marilyn left this world on April 16, 2014. 

She is preceded in death by her husband; son, Scott and daughter, Melanie. 

She is survived by a son, Christopher Harkins; grandchildren, Alisha Harkins, Nathan Harkins, Jeremy Harkins and Alex Rutz, all of the greater Kansas City area. 

Additional survivors include one niece and two nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to The University of Oklahoma Foundation, Inc., 100 Timberdell Road, Norman, OK  73019-0685 or The Seminole Nation Museum, 524 S. Wewoka (P. O. Box 1532), Wewoka, OK  74884-1532. 

A memorial service followed by burial will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 25 at Mount Moriah & Freeman Funeral Company, 10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO 64131.

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Frances Harper

 

Frances L. Harper of Earlsboro, Okla., passed away on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. 

She was 85 years old.

She was born in Clarendon, Tex.

She was preceded in death by father, Clarence Peabody; her mother Francis Etheredge; brothers C.M., Garland, Ivo, and David; and sisters, Nelda, Ruby, Leona, and Leola.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Dale S. Harper, Sr. of the home; son and daughter-in-law Robert & Linda Taylor of Wichita Falls, Texas; daughter and son-in-law Sherry & Larry Penick of Durango, Colorado; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Randy Mathes of Landstuhl, Germany; son and daughter-in-law Dale & Lisa Harper of Jones, Oklahoma; 9 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren; many beloved nieces and nephews, other extended family, and a special place in her heart for nephew, Timmy Miner. 

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 at Resthaven Funeral Home, Shawnee Okla.

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Jeffery Harris

Nov. 1, 1957 - June 24, 2014

Jeffery K. "Jeff" Harris, 56 year old, loving husband to Theresa J. Harris left this world to meet our Father in Heaven June 24, 2014.

Jeff left behind his precious BFF granddaughter, Alexis Marie C. Southern, they were never apart.

Jeff was born on Nov. 1, 1957 in Seminole, Okla. to parents, Jerald Donald Harris and Mary Katheryn (Harber) Harris.

Jeff graduated from Seminole High School in 1975 and went on to earn his degree in criminal justice at Seminole State College. 

He was currently working as a High Risk Transport Officer with the state of Oklahoma, office of Juvenile Affairs in Wewoka, Okla.

Jeff also served in the United States Army where he had earned the rank of Sergeant and had served during two wars including Desert Storm. 

He was Honorably discharged after 21 years of service.

Jeff leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 17 years, Theresa Jean (Gibson) Harris of the home; his mother, Mary Katheryn (Harber) Harris of Seminole, Okla; his father, Jerald Donald Harris of Seminole, Okla.; two sons, Russell Wayne Harris of Minnesota, Jeffrey J. Harris and his wife Tara who are in the United States Navy stationed in Japan; four step-sons, Gregory Allen Southern of Seminole, Okla.; Richard Paul Wayne Southern and his wife Michele Renee of Maud, Okla.; Matthew "Big Dog" Willis Southern of St. Louis, Okla.; Austin Jarod Lee Southern of St. Louis, Okla.; two brothers, Jerald Donald Harris and his wife Marta of Round Rock, Tex.; Mark Wayne S. Harris of Seminole, Okla.; one sister, Kim Renee Ngyuen and her husband Mason of Houston, Tex.; six grandchildren, Alexis Marie Southern, Marshall Harris, Oliver Harris, Russell Harris, Raya Harris, and Josleyn Harris.

Jeff is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, August and Lorine Harris and his maternal grandparents, Russell and Cleta Harber.  He is also preceded in death by one sister, Pam Harris and by three uncles, Sonny Harber, Cotton Harris and Bob Harris and his wife Lois.

Memorial services are scheduled for 3 p.m., Monday, June 30, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole, Okla.

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

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Lester Harris

Funeral services for Lester James Harris will be held Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah. Interment will follow at the Little Cemetery in Seminole County.

He was born April 8, 1927 in Hughes County, Oklahoma to Newt Harris and Elva Jane (Cook) Harris.

He died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 in Cromwell, Okla. at the age of 86. He was a longtime resident of the Cromwell area.

He and Bernice Martin were married Feb. 14, 1973.

He worked as a farmer and rancher.

Also preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, Walter and Wilburn Harris; and two sisters, Willie Morphis and Bessie Graham.

Survivors include one step son; one sister, Myrtle Morphis of Oklahoma City; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 28, from 8:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah, Okla.

Serving as pallbearers will be David Spillers, Richard Underwood, Ryan Spillers, Francis Underwood, Gervis Morphis and Johnny Morphis.

Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah and officiated by Rev. James Baldridge and assisted by Bill Chesser.

Online condolences may be made at www.ParksBrothersFuneralHome.com

 

 

Mary Harris

Mary Kathryn (Harber) Harris, 79, lifelong Seminole, Okla. resident, died Monday, July 14, 2014, at McAlester Regional Hospital. 

She was born Dec. 21, 1933, in Seminole to James Russell Harber and Cleta Ellen (Kleckner) Harber.

She graduated from Seminole High School in 1951 and went on to further her education at Oklahoma State University before marrying Jerald Donald Harris on Aug. 29, 1954, in Seminole, Okla.

She had worked a number of jobs through the years including the Ada Newspaper, the Seminole Producer, Cablevision and H&R Block. 

She is survived by her husband, Jerald Donald Harris of the home; two sons, Jerald Donald Harris, Jr. of Round Rock, Tex., Mark Wayne Harris of Seminole, Okla.; one daughter, Kim Renee Nguyen of Pearland, Tex.; one sister, Sue McBride of Enid, Okla.; five grandsons; three great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, James and Cleta Harber; son, Jeffrey Keith Harris; daughter, Pamela Kay Harris; and brother, Jim Harber.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, July 18, 2014 at the Historic Strother Chapel located in Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole, Okla.  Don Gill 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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Maurice Harris

Maurice Harris was born May 17, 1955 to Lucy Mae Harris and Bobby Neal Williams in Seminole, Okla.

He grew up in Earlsboro, Okla. where he attended and graduated from Earlsboro Public Schools in 1974.

He served in the U.S. Army for six years.

He worked for the city of Tecumseh for 14 years., then transferred to The City of Shawnee where he worked for 11 years.

He retired and shortly after retirement he began working for the Maintenance Department for Citizen Pottawatomie Nation.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Arthur and Lizzie Harris; his mother, Lucy Mae Harris; father, Bobby Neal Williams; brother, Marvin Harris; sister, Charlene Harris; and one son.

He is survived by his wife, Audrey L. Harris; 14 children, Maurica Harris of Shawnee, Maurice Harris Jr. of Houston, Tex., Arion Harris of Midwest City, Okla., Denzel Harris of the home, Nedra Johnson of Oklahoma City, Treva Kennedy of Oklahoma City, Travis Kennedy of Shawnee, Travon Kennedy of Del City, Okla. 'Travoryea Kennedy of Shawnee, Clarissa Harris of Tulsa, Okla. Starriah Jones of Ada, Okla., Fannie Jones of Norman, Okla. and Kodi Conway of Oklahoma City.; two brothers, Rodney Harris of Spencer, Okla. and Michael Williams; four sisters, Irma Cheathem of Earlsboro, Darlene Johnson of Earlsboro, Veronica Bernard of Earlsboro, and Gerna Williams; and 24 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Shawnee, located at 10th and Union. Rev. Michael Harris will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Earlsboro Cemetery with military honors.

Funeral arrangements 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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James Harrison

James William "Bill" Harrison, 87, Maud area resident, died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 at Shawnee, Okla.

He was born Aug. 22, 1926 in Okmulgee, Okla. to Ruth Rosetta(Travis) and Lee Wood Harrison.

He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II and Korean War, he attended schools as a young boy in the area and after his military service, returned to graduate at the age of 43.

He worked for the U.S. Government at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Okla. as a supervisor.

He also worked as a truck driver until the age of 78.

He is survived by his son, Raymond Harrison of Van Alstyne, Tex.; three grandchilddren and two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Rosalie A. Payne; and his brother, Lee Wood Harrison, Jr.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday Jan. 6, 2014 at Cummings Cemetery in Maud with United States Navy Military honors.

Viewing will be held from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 5 at Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home in Maud.

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

 

 

Homer Hawkins Jr.

Homer Hawkins, Jr. was born Sept. 16, 1927 in Seminole, Okla. to Homer and Teddie Hawkins.

He died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014 in Okemah, Okla. at the age of 86.

At the age of 15, he joined the Navy during the height of WWII. He was an aircraft mechanic on aircraft carriers.

Later, when he was commissioned, he earned his wings as a navigator flying observation and surveillance aircraft during the Korean War, Vietnam War and during the Cold War.

He retired as a Lieutenant Commander.

He is preceded in death by two children, Linda and William Hawkins, along with his parents and step-father, Ira C. Chance.

He is survived by daughter, Judy Hawkins and a grandson.

Per his request; there will be no services and his and his daughter, Linda’s, cremains will be spread on his property north of Cromwell.

All arrangements were handled by Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah, Okla.

Online condolences may be made at www.ParksBrothersFuneralHome.com

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Floyd Hayes

Floyd James Hayes, resident of the Cromwell, Okla. area died Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 at his home at the age of 73.

He was born Dec. 7, 1940 in Oklahoma City, Okla. to Carroll Morris Hayes and Lois (Davidson) Hayes.

He married Donna Kay (Elkins) Hayes on Feb. 26, 1960 in Del City, Okla.

He retired in 1995 from J.C. Penny where he worked as a Major Appliance and Refrigeration Tech.

He is survived by his wife of the home, Donna Kay; one daughter, Teresa Poston of Wewoka, Okla.; one brother, William Hayes of Oklahoma; four grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Mark Hayes.

Visitation with the family will be Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

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

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Elmer Haynes

Elmer Haynes, 79, Seminole resident, died March 2, 2014 in St. Anthony’s Shawnee Hospital in Shawnee, Okla.

He was born March 1, 1935 in Henryetta, Okla. to Henry Clay Haynes and Nicey (Jacobs) Haynes.

He worked for the City of Prague, Okla., as a water meter reader, Prague Hospital, as a maintenance supervisor, for many years, and for Dolly Madison Company in California in his younger years.

He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy and a member of the Creek/Seminole Nations of Oklahoma.

He married Roxie Shirlene (Miller) Haynes on Nov. 16, 1956; she preceded him in death on May 19, 2011.

He married Christine (Fish) Haynes on Oct. 19, 2012 in Meeker, Okla.

He is survived by his wife, Christine Haynes of Seminole; sons, Delbert Haynes of Seminole and James Haynes of Prague; step-son, Keith Dinwiddie of Edmond, Okla.; his daughters, Karen Littlehead of Shawnee, Okla., Andrea Haynes of Prague, Delberta Vallejo of Seattle, Wash., Katherine Clemons of Shawnee; step-daughter, Krystle Neese of Moore, Okla.; two brothers, Bill Haynes, of Seminole and Vernon Haynes of Fort McDowell, Ariz.; three sisters, Pauline Forrest, of Henryetta, Okla., Louina Crofut of Okmulgee, Okla. and Pauline Counts of Henryetta; ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Roxie; brothers, Curtis Dean Haynes, Hoover Haynes and Sonny James Haynes and sister, Evelyn Quinton.

Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m., Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the Freewill Baptist Church on 14th street in Prague with Rev. Randall Miller officiating, with burial to follow at Little Cemetery with U.S. Naval honors.

Wake services will be Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.., at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

Casket bearers will be A-yo (Hawk) Haynes, Mike Winab, Marty Haynes, Billy (Ponch) Haynes, Reo Miller and Joey Jackson.

Honorary bearers will be Vernon Haynes, Darold Haynes, Donnie Crofut, James Haynes, Delbert Haynes, Nathan Henry and Bill Haynes.

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

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Walter Hays

Walter Neill Hays, beloved husband and father, passed away peacefully on Dec. 12, 2014 at the Morton County Care Center in Elkhart, Kans. after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

To the end, Neill was cared for tirelessly and with endless love and affection by his wife Lila, daughter Becki, and the staff at the Morton County Health System.

Neill was born in Danville, Ark. on Aug. 24, 1935 to Noble Walter and Teddie Alice (Foley) Hays.

Neill was the fourth of six children.

The family moved to Letha, Okla. when Neill started 5th grade and he later attended Seminole Okla. High School where he was known as "Squeak" Hays.

While attending Northwestern Oklahoma University in Alva, Okla., Neill met Lila Lee Goodnight, who would become his wife of 58 years.

Four rambunctious boys and finally one beautiful daughter was born to the marriage.

After graduating from college, Neill and Lila both entered into the teaching profession.

The Rolla Kansas school district was blessed with Neill’s positive presence for 34 years as a teacher, principal of all schools and ultimately the superintendent.

Anyone who met Neill enjoyed his full attention, a strong handshake, a huge smile, and encouraging words.

The Hays home in Rolla welcomed not only family, but many friends who were treated like family.

After Neill retired from the Rolla School District he served as Superintendent of schools in Weskan, Kans.

One of Neill’s biggest joys was driving Lila to enjoy their 17+ grandchildren and their endless activities.

Neill is survived by his wife, Lila; his sons Brent (Jan) Hays, Brad (Jeanne) Hays and Bart (Vicki) Hays, all of Bristow, Okla., his son Brock (Katie) Hays of Rifle, Colo., and his daughter, Becki (Rex) Richardson of Elkhart, Kans.; brothers, Noble Hays and James (Lillian) Hays, both of Seminole, Okla., sisters, Myra Dell (Edward) Ralston of Oklahoma City, and Gayl (Jim) Martin of Grapevine, Tex.

Neill was preceded in death by his sister, Atha June Hays.

Visitation took place on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Garnand Funeral Home in Elkhart, Kans.

A celebration of Neill’s life will take place at the Rolla High School Gymnasium at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014.

The family will be available at the school starting at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, where food and drinks will be available and friends are encouraged to gather.

Graveside at the Englewood Kansas Cemetery will be at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorials to the Rolla High School, where funds will be used to honor Neill’s memory and contributions to the school and community.

Neill’s soul is filled with the joy he received from his interactions with everyone who came into contact with him--young or old, rich or poor, family or friend.

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Bobby Heiskill

Bobby Gene Heiskill, 83, Seminole resident died Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 in Seminole, Okla.

He was born June 3, 1931 in Okemah, Okla., to Rosa A. (Bentley) and Robert E. Heiskill.

He owned and operated his construction business and oilfield service for many years and was a former mayor of Okemah, Okla.

He is survived by his daughter, Nancy Adams of Yukon, Okla. and five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Georgia "Dot" Heiskill.

Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 at the Church of Christ in Little, Okla. with Rusty Dawson officiating. Burial will follow at Schoolton Cemetery North West of Cromwell, Okla. Schoolton Cemetery is located 1 ½ miles north of Cromwell exit on I-40, turn west off highway 56 and go 1 mile.

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

Jackie Henslee

Jackie Lamont Henslee, 81, a life-long resident of Konawa, Okla., died Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Solara Hospital in Shawnee, Okla.

A graveside service is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Konawa Memorial Cemetery. Rev. Steve Lowrance and Rev. Mitch Williams will officiate.

He was born Sept. 7, 1932 in Konawa down on the South Canadian River Bend to Joseph Ira Henslee and Tennie (Geuin) Henslee.

He was a Konawa High School graduate, and an Army veteran of the Korean War.

He married Maxine May Petersen on Aug. 10, 1959 in Las Vegas, Nev.

He was a USDA Construction Inspector as well as a farmer and rancher.

He is survived by his wife, Maxine Henslee of the home; two daughters, Stacey Jo of Durant, Okla. and Tina Henslee of Weatherford, Okla.; four grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Tennie Henslee and two sisters, Leona Henslee and Billie Loye.

Henslee

 

 

 

Adrian Hester

Adrian A. "Allen" Hester, US Army, Cpt., Ret., 50, of Elk Mound, Wis. died Friday July 25 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. as the result of an accident.

He was born at Frances E Warren AFB March 18, 1964 in Cheyenne, Wyo. to Ann (Hook) and Adrian L. Hester.

He graduated from Strother High School in 1982 in Seminole, Okla.

Growing up, Adrian was a member of FFA, in which he enjoyed showing livestock. He also participated in many rodeos.

 He then attended Okmulgee Tech in Okmulgee Okla studying Boot and Saddle making.

He opened a boot and saddle shop in Seminole and also trained horses.

He later moved to California to train horses after some time he returned to Oklahoma and joined the National Guard where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from UCO through the ROTC program from there he entered the Army as a 2nd Lieutenant where he was sent to officer training school in San Antonio Tex. then stationed at Ft. Bliss, El Paso Tex.

He attended OR Nursing School and was than deployed to Haiti and other TDY Deployments.

Later stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood Mo. where he finished his military career and retired as Captain.

He moved to McAlester Okla. where he was employed at McAlester Regional Hospital.

Adrian and Melissa started their lives together in South Dakota where they were married Aug. 1, 2013. 

They moved to Colfax where they started their business "Hester’s Equine Services." 

Their time together was short, but very much full of love with family and many friends.

Adrian was a very gifted and talented man in many areas whether it was his leather work, training horses, raising show goats or military career.

Whatever he set his mind to do he was driven to succeed with excellence. He was a true Cowboy.

He will be dearly missed by his wife, Melissa; his three sons, Aaron Hester, US Army stationed at Ft. Bragg, N.C., Colby Hester, US Army, stationed at Ft. Bliss, El Paso, Tex., Adrian "Ty" Hester of McAlester, Okla.; a granddaughter, Lydia Hester; his parents,  Adrian and Ann Hester of Seminole, Okla.; a brother, Adam (Nikki) Hester of Shawnee, Okla.; niece and nephew, Kaitlyn and Wyatt Hester;  step-children, Jeanette Werner of Eau Claire, Joseph Werner,  Brandon (Baylee) Werner, all of Elk Mound; his mother and father-in-law, Colleen and Richard Bergevin of Chippewa Falls.

 A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 31 at Christ Lutheran Church, Chippewa Falls with the Rev. Mark Homp officiating.  Burial with military honors will be held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m., Wednesday, July 30 at Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel, Chippewa Falls and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Disabled American Veterans.

Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, Chippewa Falls is serving the family.

Visit pedersonvolker.com to express online condolences

Hester

 

 

 

Richmond "Bud" Hill Jr.

12/13/1944 - 09/29/2014

"Bud" Richmond Hart Hill, Jr. age 69 and a resident of Asher, Okla. passed away on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 at Midwest City Regional Hospital.

Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 at Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Louis, Okla. Bobby Shatto will officiate.

Pallbearers are James Starks, Jeff Spicer, Kenneth Springer, Jody Lovell, Jeff Goodnight, Dennis Taron, and Lewis Beason.

The family will receive guests on Wednesday night from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Bud was born on Dec. 13, 1944 in Hot Springs, Ark. to Richmond Hart Hill and Blanche (Carman) Hill.

He graduated high school in Bismark, Ark. and married Sandra Beason on Dec. 26, 1966 in Antioch, Ark.

Bud was the owner and operator of Oklahoma Aztec Sand and Gravel.

He leaves behind to cherish his memories, his wife, Sandra Hill of the home; two sons, Rick and Melody Hill of Asher, and Bryon Hill also of Asher; two sisters, Irene Ausley of Bismarck, Ark. and Marie Brewer of Malvern, Ark.; one sister-in-law, Mary Ruth and Charles Stillwell of Bryant, Ark.; and five grandchildren, Kayla, Chloe, Schuyler, Abby, and Elizabeth.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Richmond and Blanche Hill; one son, Jeremy Hill; two brothers, Vance and Neil Hill; one sister, Betty Hill; and two grandchildren, Tanner and Shian Hill.

Hill

 

 

 

Lucy Hill

Lucy Jane Hill, 101, longtime Little community resident, died Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Seminole Care and Rehab Center in Seminole.

Lucy was born Aug. 12, 2012 in Polk County, Tex. to Honor (Nowlin) and J. H. Martin, she was the last of eleven children born to them.

Mrs. Hill was an longtime Seminole county educator, she taught at Haney Schools, Strothers School, and Prairie Valley before going to Varnum Schools where she taught for over 25 years and retired after 43 years of teaching.

She attended and graduated from Haney High School and received her Bachelor of Education at East Central College in Ada, Okla. and later received her Masters of Education a the University of Oklahoma.

She was a longtime active member of the Church of Christ at Little.

Mrs. Hill was a huge television sports fan. She loved to watch OU football and New York Yankees baseball.

Lucy married W.R. " Buck" Hill on Feb. 3, 1940 in Okemah, Okla. He preceded her in death on May 19, 2000.

Mrs. Hill is survived by her two sons, Bill Hill of Seminole and Sam Hill and his wife Susan Hill of Kendalia, Tex.; two granddaughters, Stephanie Wade and Juliet Spencer of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two great grandchildren, Justin Elliott and Brandon Elliott, also several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at the Church of Christ at Little, Okla. with Rusty Dawson officiating. Burial will take place at Little Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be the men of the Church of Christ at Little.

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

Hill

 

 

 

Robert Hill

Nov. 24, 1948 – Sept. 2, 2014

 

Robert "Butch" Hill, 65, Seminole resident, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 in Midwest City, Okla.

Robert was born on Nov. 24, 1948 in Birmingham, Ala. and raised by O’Dell (Smith) Hill and John Cecil Hill.

Robert grew up in Yazoo City, Miss. and attended college at Hinds Junior College and the University of Southern Mississippi.

Robert earned his Masters degree from Pittsburg State University.

He then earned his Ph.D. in English from the University of Tulsa.

His wife, Mary Ann, was in his Freshmen Composition class in 1973 at Tulsa University; they married in 1976.

Robert played drums with Bob Baker and Scott Baker in the Baker Brothers Band from 1977 through 1989.

He moved to Seminole in 1990 after accepting a position teaching English at Seminole State College.

Robert taught at Seminole State College from 1990 to 2000 and at East Central University in Ada, Okla. from 2000 to 2007. He retired from East Central University in 2007.

Robert also played drums with Randy Elston’s band, Cross-eyed Jack, from 2001 to 2010.

Last year Robert joined Randy’s new band, ARe Randal Blues. They played seven jobs recently, and had more shows scheduled.

He is survived by his wife Mary Ann Hill of Seminole, Okla.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, with a reception following in the funeral home’s reception room.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the Seminole Humane Society, P.O. Box 88, Seminole, Oklahoma 74818, www.seminolehumanesociety.com, or the charity of your choice.

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

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

Hill

 

 

 

Kay Hinson

Kay Elizabeth Hinson, 71, Shawnee resident died at her home Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, with her loving family by her side.

Kay was born in Oklahoma City, Okla., on May 2, 1942 to Lorraine (Phillippi) and Mont Hamilton Davis.

Kay grew up in the Little community, North of Seminole, and attended and graduated from Prairie Valley Schools, west of Little.

Kay was an educator and taught business classes at Shawnee High School for over 25 years. She taught shorthand, business classes, typing and computer and retired in 1994.

She also taught for a brief time at Bethel Public Schools and later taught business classes at Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech.

She attended and graduated from Abilene Christian University with a Bachelor of Arts in Education and then attended the University of Oklahoma where she received her Masters of Education.

She was a member of the Oklahoma Education Association, the National Education Association, Shawnee Association of Classroom teachers, and the Oklahoma Retired Teachers Association.

Kay was an active member of the Northridge Church of Christ. She was a woman of strong faith, who loved the Lord, and spent hours studying and reading His word.

She loved her family and her grandchildren.

She loved to crochet, cook, quilt and was very talented with her handmade cards, for all occasions, which came with a personal note to each person she sent them to.

Kay married Adolph Hinson on July 5, 1997 in Shawnee.

Kay is survived by her husband, Adolph Hinson, of the home in Shawnee; her daughter Tracy Noerper and her husband Rob of Nashville, Tenn.; her brother, Jeff Davis, of Seminole; and her sister, Irene Lawrence, of Lubbock, Tex.; and by her three grandchildren, Gavin Starck, Ian Noerper and Christian Noerper.

Her nieces, Donna Hardin, of Seminole, and Marsha Guymon, of Tulsa, Okla., Linda Dowell, of Lubbock, Tex., Ann Swartz of Groesbeck, Tex., and Carol Werhan of Pittsburg, Kan., and their children, also survive her.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at the Northridge Church of Christ at 1001 E. MacArthur in Shawnee. Cliff Craig will officiate at the service. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery at 3 p.m.

The family will receive friends and family at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole from 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesday afternoon on Feb. 4, 2014.

Casket bearers will be Dell Hinson, Owen Davis, Rob Noerper, Jessie Owen, Jeff Davis, Jim Hardin and J. Carl Guymon.

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

Hinson

 

 

 

Chalon Holden

Chalon Benjamin Holden, Sr., 73, a resident of Konawa, Okla. died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 at Integris Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

A graveside service with military honors is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 at Ft. Sill National Cemetery near Elgin, Okla. Rev. Mitch Williams will officiate.

He was born Sept. 14, 1941 at Addyston, Ohio to Gerald Holden and Francis (Keafer) Holden.

He proudly served as a Lance Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps from Nov. 10, 1958 until Dec. 14, 1962.

He married Rosalyn Jewell on Feb. 20, 1960 in Montclair, Calif.

He worked as a long-haul truck driver for Calvin Trucking Industry.

He is survived by his wife, Rosalyn Holden of the home; one son, Chalon Benjamin Holden, Jr. of Nashville, Tenn.; two daughters, Marria Dee York of Ponca City, Okla. and Teresa Ann Collins of Konawa; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Gerald and Francis Holden and one daughter, Donna Holden.

Holden

 

 

 

Billy Holder

Billy Gene Holder, 83, Prague, Okla. resident died Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Okla.

He was born Nov. 17, 1930 in Paden, Okla. to Tom Holder and Pearl (Newton) Holder.

He served in the United States Army and later worked as a drill bit welder in the oil and gas industry.

Survivors include one brother, Sam Holder of Prague, Okla.; three sisters, Gelena Benge of Tulsa, Okla., Irene Cannon of Prague, Okla., Pauline Clevenger of Seminole, Okla.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Pearl Holder and by his wife, Lola Holder.

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

Lois Hooker

Lois McKee Hooker was born Feb. 13, 1927, in Lindsay, Okla., to Raymond Provine and Tressie Verna (Hamilton) McKee.

She died June 18, 2014, in Oklahoma City, Okla.

She married J.D. Hooker on April 13, 1945, in Lindsay.

She was a lifetime homemaker, worked a farm, helped to manage a bait shop, while on the side becoming an LVN, working in hospitals at Snyder and Breckenridge.

She is survived by her daughter, Renoka McCracken, of Graham, Tex.; her son, C.D. Hooker of Fairfield, Iowa; brother, Manuel McKee of Lindsay; sister, Jeannie Bratton of McAlister, Okla.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice, cancer research, or a church of your choice.

Hooker

 

 

 

Terrell Horton

 

Terrell Boyce Horton, 74, of Blossom, passed away at his home Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014.

A Memorial Service with Military Honors has been scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 at Bright-Holland Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Scott Hamilton officiating.

Mr. Horton was born March 24, 1940 in Seminole, OK to Roy Allen Horton and Jessie Walters Horton.

He proudly served his country, as a medic in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict.

After completing his military service, he graduated from Westark Community College in Fort Smith, AR, with a degree in nursing and then pursued a nursing career for several years.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his sons, Zachery Horton of Joplin, Mo., Monte Horton & wife Jennifer of Broken Arrow, Okla., Greg Horton of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Michael Horton & wife Cari of Norman, Okla.; one brother, Gary Horton & wife Nancy of Broken Bow, Okla.; his step-mother, Christine Horton of Seminole, Okla.; 9 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, along with numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

To leave a message or tribute for the family, please visit www.brighthollandfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

Katherine House

March 7, 1954 - July 5, 2014

 

Katherine Ruth (Howell) House, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Midwest City Regional Hospital.

She was born March 7, 1954 in Nowata, Okla. to parents, Arthur "Wayne" Howell and Margrete Howell.

Wayne, Margrete, her sister, Jeanette and Katherine moved to Wolf and operated the Howell Ranch when Katherine was four years of age.

Growing up, Katherine loved to help raise cattle with her dad and cook with her mom.

Her hobbies included playing basketball, learning to play piano with Jeanette, and fishing with her cousins.

She graduated from Bowlegs High School in 1972.

She married Rod Lane and they had two children together, Tyler and Travis Lane.

His military service took them many places, including Rhode Island, California, Texas, Hawaii, Japan, Hong Kong. and Taiwan.

Katherine married Pete House in 1992 in Ouray, Colo.

They shared a love for horses, the outdoors, hosting trail rides, and ranching. They loved Colorado and traveled there as often as they could.

Before his death, Katherine took Pete on a tour of Alaska where he had worked on the Alaskan Pipeline.

She worked at OG&E in Konawa, Okla. for many years before eventually transferring to Oklahoma City, where she later retired.

After Pete's passing, Katherine found a good companion in Dewayne Sexton.

They along with their friends enjoyed going out, getting together, and attending Thunder games.

Throughout her life, Katherine was a country-girl at heart.

She was proud of her sons and grandchildren and loved having them over to fish and play on the farm.

She loved brush-hogging, gardening, fishing, and enjoying a glass of wine after a hard days work.

Most recently, she and Dewayne enjoyed horseback riding, traveling to wagon rides and western events, and the outdoors.

Survivors include Dewayne Sexton of the home; sister, Jeanette Harjo, of Maud, Okla., and her husband Phillip Harjo; her first son, Tyler Lane, of Norman, Okla., and his wife Alisa Lane along with their children, Ben and Jack; her youngest son, Travis Lane, of Panama City Beach, Fla., and his wife Rachel Lane along with their children, McKenna, Lexi, and Kade.

She also leaves behind three nephews, other relatives, and a host of good friends.

Katherine was preceded in death by Pete House and parents, Margrete Ruth Stokes Howell and Arthur Wayne Howell.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Wolf Cemetery. Andy Scott will officiate at the service.

Casket bearers will be Dale Oglesby, Lance Harjo, Scott Harjo, Murphy Mullenix, Robert Sexton, and Scott Linn.

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

House

 

 

 

Shirley House

Shirley Ann House, 63, Seminole county resident died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at her home in Seminole county.

She was born Nov. 29, 1951 in Brownsville, Ky. to Gracie (James) Carder and Unie C. Carder.

Shirley was a homemaker and a member of the Wolf Free Will Baptist Church in Wolf, Okla.

She loved to fish, cook and sew.

She loved to sing, preach, teach and counsel about the Lord and the Holy Bible to everyone.

She loved God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit and was a Christian 100% and no one could change her. She was a member of the Prayer Chain of Wolf Free Will Baptist Church where she prayed for everyone day and night.

She was a cook at Mammoth Cave State Park Resort in Kentucky. She also cooked and was a janitor for Edmonson School District in Edmonson County, Ky.

She was a member of the Voluntary fire department with her father, deputy sheriff in Kentucky and truck driver for PTL Truck Lines.

She will be greatly missed by her husband, Jack House of the home; one stepdaughter, Brenda Burkey of Shawnee, Okla.; and one stepson, William Edward House of Odessa, Tex.; two grandchildren, David and Hannah Burkey; two brothers, Richard Carder and his wife Eve of Bowling Green, Ky. and Thomas Carder of Bowling Green, Ky., and many nephews, nieces, and cousins in Kentucky.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole, with Rev. Allen Wood officiating. Burial will follow at Wolf Cemetery south of Seminole.

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

House

 

 

 

Wayne Howell

Arthur " Wayne " Howell, 90 year-old Seminole County resident, passed away Monday, April 28, 2014 at the Norman VA Center where since October, 2013 he had resided.

He was born Nov. 19, 1923 in Laverne, Okla. to parents Elmer Howell and Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Ogden) Howell.

Wayne graduated from Laverne High School and enlisted in the Navy.

Wayne was a veteran of WWII serving as a gunner on the SS Cyrus H. McCormick, the last merchant vessel sunk by a German sub, and the SS William M. Eastland.

He sailed around the world and his final duty station was Pearl Harbor where he was assigned shore patrol.

He received the Victory Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, and European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal.

Following the war Wayne married Margrete Ruth Stokes, Nov. 9, 1946, in Clinton, Okla.

In 1959 the couple and their two daughters moved to a ranch in the Wolf community from Oologah, Okla.

Wayne was a life-long farmer and rancher. He was known for producing award winning hay at both county and state level and raising good beef cattle.

He was a member of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association.

At age 87 he was still brush-hogging his pastures, riding his 4-wheeler, and watering livestock.

Throughout his life he retained a strong handshake and good sense of humor.

Wayne loved his family and was always willing to help others. His generous nature and honesty was evident to family, friends, and neighbors.

Wayne was preceded in death by his wife, Margrete Ruth Stokes Howell; parents, Elmer and Lizzie Howell; step-mother, Ollie Howell; and brothers, Alvin H. Howell and Willie A. Howell.

Survivors include his two daughters and son-in-law, Jeanette Margrete Harjo and husband Phillip Harjo of Maud, Okla. and Katherine Ruth House of Seminole, Okla.; one sister, Dorothy Howell Fuller of Spartanburg, S.C.; five grandchildren, Stephen Harjo, Lance Harjo, Scott Harjo, Tyler Lane and Travis Lane; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be sent to the Bowlegs Methodist Church in Memory of Wayne Howell, 36033 EW 1210 Seminole, Oklahoma 74868.

Memorial services with U.S. Naval Honors will be at 11 a.m., Friday, May 2, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

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

Howell

 

 

 

Bill Hubbard

July 16, 1937 - March 21, 2014

 

William George "Bill" Hubbard, 76, longtime Seminole resident, died Friday, March 21, 2014, at his home in Seminole.

Bill was born July 16, 1937, in Seminole, Okla. to Hazel Mary and Trenton Omar Hubbard.

Bill grew up in Seminole and attended Seminole High School where he graduated with the class of 1955.

Bill was known by many friends as a proud member of the "Band Of Brothers" that won Seminole's first State Championship in football in 1953. 

He was also a very spirited supporter of Seminole Chieftain Football.

Bill was also very dedicated to being a blood doner. Bill was proud of the fact that he had donated over 42 gallons of blood, which he would always say was "an oilfield barrel of blood!"

Bill earned his Bachelor of Science degree, in Engineering, Math and Physics.

Bill was a member of the First Baptist Church in Seminole.

Bill was an Engineer during his working career in the Petroleum Industry.

Bill served his country in the U.S. Navy.

Bill is survived by his daughter, Karen Jones and her husband Jackie Allen Jones of Seminole; one son, Gerald Hubbard of Chicago, Ill.; and his brother, Jack Hubbard of Canyon Lake, Tex.; along with his grandchildren, Levi Croce and Jesse Allen Jones and a very special niece, Jill Hubbard.  Bill is also survived by other dear family and friends.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents and by the mother of his children, Bobbi Mae Hubbard who died in 2009.

Memorial services for Bill will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

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

Hubbard

 

 

 

Richard Hubble

Richard Lawrence Hubble died Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City, Okla.

He was born May 24, 1948 in Anaheim, Calif. to J.D. and Lavon Hubble.

He attended Montclair High School in California and continued his education in college.

He later married Shelia Hubble Oct. 16, 1965.

He is survived by his mother, Lavon Hubble; five sons, Richard Lee Hubble, Ada; Mike Hubble, Topeka, Kans.; Brian Hubble, Konawa; Nick Hubble, Kansas City, Mo.; and Robert Hubble, Topeka, Kans.; eight grandchildren; brother, Steve Hubble, San Marcos, Calif.; and sister Cynthia Caldwell, Escondido, Calif.

In lieu of flowers, it is requested that memorials be made to the family for the Forever in Florida request of Richard and Sheila. Donation can be mailed to 1702 East 18th, Ada, Oklahoma 74820.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Hubble

 

 

 

Pam Hubert

 

Pam Norman Hubert passed away Oct. 19, 2014 in Caledonia, Miss.

She was born July 22, 1959 to Frank and Mattie Norman.

Hubert graduated from Pleasant Grove School in 1977.

She is survived by her daughter, Ashley Hubert and her sister, Rita Norman Jackson.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

At this time no services are scheduled.

 

 

 

 

Ruth Hughes

Velma Ruth Hughes was born on March 17, 1932 in Seminole, Okla. and passed away on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.

Ruth was a resident of Seminole at the time of her death, moving there from Santa Maria, Calif. eight year ago.

Ruth is survived by her brother, Troy (Bertha) Grigg; sister, Thelma Hulsey, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Hughes; daughter, Carolyn Morris; and granddaughter, Kandi Lundin.

A public memorial celebration will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Ideal Street Baptist Church with Pastor Gene Smith officiating. A reception will follow.

Velma Hughes

Velma Ruth Hughes was born on March 17, 1932 in Seminole, Okla. and passed away on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.

Ruth was a resident of Seminole at the time of her death, moving there from Santa Maria, Calif. eight year ago.

Ruth is survived by her brother, Troy (Bertha) Grigg; sister, Thelma Hulsey, numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Hughes; daughter, Carolyn Morris; and granddaughter, Kandi Lundin.

A public memorial celebration will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Ideal Street Baptist Church with Pastor Gene Smith officiating. A reception will follow.

Joe Huntley

Joe N. Huntley was born on February 15th, 1955 in Wewoka to Jake and Stella Huntley. He passed away on April 3rd, 2014.

He is preceded in death by father Jake Huntley, brother Melvin, and sister Quanzetta.

He is survived by mother Stella Huntley, sisters Pearl, Lavoris, Shirliey, Ruby, Lilillie, and Adella; brother TS, and many nieces and nephews.

Viewing was held on Monday, April 14th. Services are Tuesday, April 15th at First Christian Church at 1:00 p.m. in Wewoka.

Emery Hutchings

 

Emery Bennett Hutchings passed away on Nov. 4, 2014 in Holdenville, Okla.

He was born on Feb. 22, 1922 in Holdenville, Okla. to Emery Bennett Hutchings and Maude David (Watson) Hutchings.

Emery attended and graduated from Holdenville High School with the Class of 1948.

After high school, Emery began serving his country in the United States Air Corps.

He was a member of the 94th Bomb Squadron where he served as Rear Ball Gunner.

During World War II, the 94th Bombardment Group (Heavy) flew 324 combat missions and was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations: Operations over Regensburg, and over Brunswick.

The 94th was assigned to the Eighth Air Force 4th Combat Bombardment Wing, and the group tail code was a "Square-A".

The group withstood repeated assaults by enemy interceptors to bomb an aircraft factory at Regensburg, being awarded a Distinguished Unit Citation for the mission.

Braving adverse weather, heavy flak, and savage fighter attacks, the group completed a strike against an aircraft parts factory in Brunswick and received a 2d DUC for this operation. The 94th took part in the campaign of heavy bombers against the enemy aircraft industry during Big Week.

Emery B. Hutchings, United States Army Air Forces, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry in action against the enemy while serving with the Eighth Air Force in the European Theater of Operations during World War II.

While in the military, Emery met and fell in love with Rose Belanger who was also serving in the US Air Corps in Dover.

The couple married in Dover on June 29, 1946

The family moved to Holdenville after their service in the military.

Emery was a member of the St. Stephens Catholic Church in Holdenville.

Emery is preceded in death by his parents, wife; Rose Hutchings, siblings; Annie Irene Hutchings, Violet Hutchings, Ruby Palmer, Edith Holsenback, Mary Fox, and Letty Bruce, brothers-in-law Wilford Belanger, Albert Belanger, Raymond Belanger, and sisters-in-law Eva Palmory and Jeanette Couture.

Survivors include his children; Linda Hokit of Holdenville, Emery Hutchings Jr. Rowlett, Delores of Holdenville, and Suzanne Williams of Midwest City, 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren, sister Gertrude Hayworth of Mauldin, Mo, as well as a host of other nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Christian Funeral Mass is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 at the St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Holdenville with Fr. Peter Phung officiating.

Burial will follow at the Holdenville Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Brad Vandeveer, John Williams, Christopher Babb, Adam Mudd, Ian Phillips, and Dakota Budd.

Honorary bearers will be Lori Babb, Gwen Phillips, Monica Esparza, Karla Hill, Karinsa Passante, Stephanie Hafner, and Amanda Mitchell.

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.

Huchings

 

 

 

Thomas Hutchison

Funeral services for Thomas Guy Hutchison are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dan Factor officiating and burial at Oakwood Cemetery.

Thomas Guy Hutchison was born July 22, 1946 in Wewoka, Okla. to the late Guy Walker Hutchison and Norman Quae (Hall) Hutchison.

He passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 at Wewoka Nursing Home.

Thomas was a member of Akasvmkv Baptist Church and retired from the Army National Guard, as a cook.

He was a graduate of Wewoka High School.

He was an avid OU football and basketball fan and enjoyed collecting matchbox cars. He loved his Church and Church family.

Preceding Thomas in death are his parents.

Survivors include brothers, and wives, Terry L. Hutchison and Gwen of McAlester, Keith Hutchison and Yvetta of New Lima; two step sisters, Tricia Munday and husband Wayne, and Vickie Fleming, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home in Wewoka.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Hutchison

 

 

 

Lt. Col. Max Ibach

Lt. Colonel Max R. Ibach. USAF (ret.)

Sept. 25, 1932 – Sept. 15, 2014

 

Max Russell Ibach was the only child of Sarah Belle Kahler Ibach and Max Ibach, Sr. born on Sept. 25, 1932, in Seminole, Okla.

He entered the U.S. Air force in 1951, and was first trained as a mechanic and worked on airplane engines.

He was later selected to enter pilot training and loved to fly. Without exception, aircrafts that he flew were the first line fighter aircraft of the world.

For 18 of those 21 years, he trained to defend a nation. For one 10-month period, he flew the F4 Phantom Jet in armed combat, where people were trying to kill him. 

Lt. Col. Ibach had a distinguished 21-year career. In 1966, he completed 175 combat aerial missions over Viet Nam.

He was the recipient of the USAF Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, eight Air Medals, and the Air Force Commendation Medal.

Thelma Ingram

Thelma I. Ingram, 97, was called to her Heavenly home on Dec. 6, 2014.

She was born April 21, 1917 in Seminole County, Okla. to Ernest Eugene & Stella (Burrows) Richards.

Thelma completed Summers Chapel Grade School in 6 years so she could enter Konawa HS with her older sister, Lucille.

She married Batt Ingram on June 20, 1935.

They had 4 sons & shared 59 wonderful years together.

Thelma attended Hills Business College & was the first student to complete each subject taught at Hills.

She was a tireless worker & held several bookkeeping & office jobs before establishing her own bookkeeping & tax service in OKC.

She was a member of the National Assoc. of Public Accountants.

Preceded in death by her husband & sisters, Lucille Farris & Katherine Bradley, she is survived by her sons, Jimmy & wife, Mary Frances, Harold, Stanley & wife, Lana Beth & David; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren & 6 great-great grandchildren.

A Rosary was held at 7:00 p.m. Wed. Dec. 10, 2014 at the mortuary with Mass being held at 10:30 a.m. Thurs. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 47943 Abbey Road, Konawa, Okla. with burial following in Sacred Heart Cemetery.

Friends may leave condolences for the family at www.vondelsmithmortuary.com

Ingram

 

 

 

Aaron Jackson Jr.

Pastor Aaron A. Jackson, Jr.

Nov. 17, 1932 – Jan. 25, 2014

Pastor of the Forest Hill Missionary Baptist Church went from labor to reward on Jan. 25, 2014.

He was born on Nov. 17, 1932 in Wewoka Okla.

Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 31, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Golden Gate Funeral Home, 5701 E. Loop 820 South., Ft. Worth, Tex.

Celebration of his life will be Saturday, Feb. 1, at 10 a.m. at Forest Hill Missionary Baptist Church, 4201 Village Creek Rd., Ft. Worth, Tex. Burial will follow at Westwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Services were entrusted to John E. Beckwith at Golden Gate Funeral Home and "A" Crematory, 5701 E. Loop 820 South, Ft. Worth, Tex.

Jackson

 

 

 

LaDonna Jackson

LaDonna Roshell "Pippy" Jackson, 30, lifelong Wewoka, Okla. resident died Thursday, May 8, 2014 at her home in Lima, Okla. following a battle with cancer. 

She was born Sept. 7, 1983 in Wewoka to Polly Ann Jackson and Arthur Lee Berry.

She graduated from Butner High School in 2001.

Following high school she went to work in the health care field. 

She is survived by her mother, Polly Ann Jackson of Wewoka; her father, Arthur Berry of Wewoka; her daughter, Invie Shila Deane Berry of Lima, Okla.; one brother, Arthur Lonzo Jackson of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one sister, Elaine Jackson of Wewoka; and her son, Victor "Chico" Ellison of Pampa, Texas.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, May 16, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole. Rev. LaMonte Bray and Rev. Billy Renfro will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Westwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Services have been entrusted to Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

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

Jackson

 

 

 

Thomas Johnson Jr.

Thomas Johnson Jr., age 64 of Wewoka, passed away Monday, May 19, 2014 in Oklahoma City.

He was born Jan. 6, 1950 in Wewoka, Okla. to the late Thomas Johnson Sr. and Misselda Kaney.

Thomas was a graduate of Wewoka High School.

He married Peggy Ann Johnson in 1971 in Wewoka and she passed away in 1996.

He was a member of Spring Baptist Church and worked as a carpenter and also worked in the oilfield for many years.

His hobbies were raising quail and being with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Preceding Thomas in death are his parents; wife; brothers, Jimmy Johnson, Edward Johnson; two sisters, Flora McGirt, and Florence Frank .

Survivors include sons, Kevin Johnson and Nawatha of Kansas City, Mo. and Russell and wife Melissa of Wewoka; sisters, Katie Harjo of Oklahoma City, Okla., Abbie Johnson of Dallas, Tex., Cynthia Castro of Altus, Jeanette Johnson of Dallas, Tex.; brother, Wilbur Johnson of Seminole, Okla.; grandchildren, Tristan Johnson, Chastin Johnson, Sattin Thlocco Johnson Alavez, Chato Thlocco Johnson, Shaina Billy; great-grandchildren, Journei Johnson, Paysleigh Johnson, Aislynn Alavez, Lluvia Alavez, Azucena Alavez , and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Ray Evans, Charles Conley, Russell Harjo, Billy Joe Harjo Jr., Rodney Johnson, and Michael Johnson.

Wake service will be 6 p.m. Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

The body will be taken to Spring Baptist Church at 10 a.m. for a 2 p.m. Friday funeral service at Spring Baptist with Rev. Richard Pickup and Rev. Leon Postoak officiating.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Johnson

 

 

 

Charles Johnson

Charles "Tommy" Johnson Jr. of Wewoka, Okla. departed this life Wednesday, Nov. 26th, 2014 in Oklahoma City at the age of 66 years.

He was born March 11, 1948 in Holdenville, Okla. to the late Charles Johnson Sr. and Dorothy White Self.

Tommy worked for Chaffin Material in the maintenance department.

Preceding Tommy in death are his parents, sister Brenda Risenberger, and daughter Michelle Gibson.

Survivors include his companion of twenty three years Betty Bollinger. children Charles "Tommy" TJ Johnson IIl, Jeff Johnson, Sherman Bollinger of Wewoka, Okla., Sheila Smith of Baytown, Tex, Steven Bollinger of Wewoka, Okla. twelve grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and one brother, Wesley Self of Edmond, Okla.

A private service will be at later date.

In lieu of flowers please make donation to American Cancer Society.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Lee Johnson

Lee Otis Johnson, age 68 years of Wewoka, formerly of Boley, Okla. departed this life Friday at Elmwood Manor, Wewoka.

Born Aug. 31, 1946 in Boley, Okla. to the late Aaron Johnson and Emma Henneha Johnson.

Lee was an auto mechanic for a number of years.

Preceding Lee in death are his parents, brothers Fred Johnson, Grady Johnson and sister Cora Jean McCarrell.

Survivors include children Rachel Standifer of Wichita, KS, Michael Johnson of Shawnee, and Lee Otis Johnson Jr. of Shawnee, Tekia of Praireville La., and Selena of Boley; 13 grandchildren, Brothers and Sisters Eddie Johnson of Shawnee, Frankie Johnson of Shawnee, Johnny Johnson of Virginia, Elsie Johnson of Tulsa, and Jean Wortham of Okemah, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Memorial services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday Nov. 15, 2014 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Johnson

 

 

 

Norma Johnson

Dec. 18, 1937 - July 1, 2014

 

Norma Jeanette Whalin Johnson, age 76 of Seminole, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 in Shawnee, Okla. 

Norma was born in Atoka, Okla. to Varnell and Kenneth Whalin on Dec. 18, 1937. 

She grew up in Leigh, Okla. and graduated from Coalgate High School in 1956. 

Norma was married to Denver Johnson on Dec. 29, 1956 in Ada, Okla.

Upon graduating from High School she worked as a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell in Ada. 

Norma attended college at Seminole Junior College and East Central University and later completed the first nursing program at Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech. 

She worked for 20 years at Seminole Hospital and finished her nursing career at Central Oklahoma Juvenile Treatment Center in Tecumseh, Okla. 

Norma was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Self Culture Club. 

She was also a member of Seminole First Baptist Church. 

Norma’s greatest passion was her family and taking care of others through her nursing career. 

Survivors include her husband of more than 57 years Denver Johnson of the home; children, Glenda Davis and husband Dr. Gerald Davis of Duncan, Okla.; Mark Johnson and wife Kelley of Seminole; Donna Frederick and husband Darren of Seminole; grandchildren, Dr. Gerrad Davis, Geoffrey Davis, Ryan Kenyon and wife Casey, Greg Davis, Kyler Phillips and husband Chase, Gage Johnson, Colin Frederick and Chloe Frederick and Landi Latimer; great grandchildren; Hayden Davis, Finley Davis, Emma Kenyon, Brisco Davis, Tommy Kenyon, and Olivia Latimer; also sister, Donna Davis of Sunnyvale, Tex., and several nieces and nephews. 

Norma was preceded in death by her parents, Varnell and Kenneth Whalin.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Seminole, Okla.  Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole, Okla. with Rev. Marvin Kehl 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

Johnson

 

 

 

Polly Johnson

Polly Marie Johnson, 91, of Van Buren, Ark. passed away Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, in a local nursing home.

She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alexander Johnson Sr., and three sons, Alexander Jr., Michael and Patrick Johnson.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren, Ark. with burial at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Ark. under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren, Ark.

She is survived by three daughters, Sue Hembera and Judy Barr, both of Van Buren, Ark., and Angela Rupp of Mountainburg; two sons, Stephen Johnson of Rockwell, Tex., and Jack Johnson of Van Buren; two sisters, Parthena Campbell of Wewoka, Okla., and Gail Dean of Alma, Ark.; one brother, Bob Workman of Natural Dam; 23 grandchildren; and 31 great-grandchildren.

Family will visit with relatives and friends today from 2-4 p.m. at Ocker Funeral Home, 700 Jefferson St., in Van Buren, Ark.

Pallbearers will be John Hembera Jr., Jack Alexander Johnson, Simon Nicolas Johnson and William Rupp.

Online tributes may be made at www.ockerfuneralhome.com

Johnson

 

 

 

Brian Jones

Brian Randel Jones, 64, of Wewoka died Thursday, June 26, 2014 at his home.

He was born March 24, 1950 in Pawnee, Okla. to Jerry Herman Jones and Beulah Marie Johnson Jones.

He was a graduate of New Lima schools.

He worked for American Indian Center of Correction as a Correction Officer in Dallas, Tex.

He was a member of the Nurcup Harjo Band.

He served in the United States Marines.

Preceding him in death are his parents.

Survivors include his children Brian Todd Jones of Wewoka, Jayna Marie McGeisey of Wewoka, and Ronesca "Pooh" Nowtah of Seminole; seven grandchildren; and siblings, Marion Jones of Wetumka, Jean Larney of Seminole, Steven Jones of Seminole, Marilyn Fleming of Tulsa, Jerri Factor of Bowlegs, Marsha Chapmen of Stillwater, Carmen McKinney of Muskogee, and Kevin Jones of Wewoka.

Pallbearers will be Shawn "Katcv Jones, Kip Larney, Jeremy Larney, Kyle Larney, Louise Lena Jr., Mitchell Jones, Gage Eagleroad, and Hershel Wise.

Honorary pallbearers will be Cecil Larney, Dean Lena, Louie Lena, Mark Lena, Benny Lena, Johnny Mike Fixico, Glenn Coker, and Keith Coker.

The body will be taken at 4 p.m. Sunday to Hilltop Presbyterian Church for a 7 p.m. Wake services.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, June 30, 2014 at Hilltop Presbyterian Church, Wewoka with Rev Gene Wilson and Pastor Curtis Kinney officiating. Burial to follow at Johnson family Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guest book is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Jones

 

 

 

Earl Jones

Earl Junior Jones, 81, of Fort Smith, Ark. died Friday, June 20, 2014, in Fort Smith.

He was born Aug. 24, 1932, in Wewoka, Okla.

He was an Army veteran, and a laborer for different factories.

The family will have a private memorial service. His ashes will be placed at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Ocker-Putman Funeral Home in Fort Smith.

He is survived by eight sons, Rodney Jones of Fresno, Calif., Randy and Michael Jones, both of Ozark, Robert Jones of Subiaco, Reagan Jones of Clarksville, Marvin Davis and Shane and Shannon Jones, all of Fort Smith; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

LaJohna Jones

LaJohna Gale Jones, 54, Seminole resident died Tuesday, February, 25, 2014 at Seminole Care and Rehab Center in Seminole, Oklahoma. She was born December 18, 1959 in Vernon, Tex. to Johnny Wyane and Charlotte (Trantham) McDowell.

She is survived by her Mother, Charlotte Minyard of Seminole, Okla., her daughter Amanda Dawn McDowell of Marlow, Okla., one brother Rayland McDowell of Seminole, three sisters, Charlotte Sizemore of Shawnee, Okla., Ginger Grant of Waurika, Okla. and Audra Gorden of Seminole, Okla., and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father and two brothers Danny McDowell and Eddie Mcdowell.

Graveside memorial services are planned for 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Little Cemetery, north of Seminole with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

The family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers and a special thank you to Faith Hospice of Seminole.

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

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

 

 

Jones

 

 

 

Somer Jones

Somer Perry Jones, 93 year old lifelong Seminole resident passed from this life on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 at Seminole Care and Rehabilitation Center in Seminole.

He was born Sept. 3, 1920 in Welty, Okla. to parents William Robert Jones and Lena (Capel) Jones.

Following High School, Somer served in the United States Army during the "Battle of the Bulge," and had earned the rank of Sergeant.

On Oct. 23, 1944 Somer married the love of his life Mildred Melton in Cambridge, Ga.

Somer worked for the United States Postal Service for 30 plus years before his retirement.

He would walk his entire rout which was anywhere from 18 to 22 miles a day. After he got off work he would head to the golf course and walk the entire course.

Somer was a member of the Seminole First Baptist Church for many years, he was also a member of the "IOOF" Odd Fellows Lodge, the Seminole American Legion and the Seminole Elks Lodge.

Somer leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 70 years, Mildred (Melton) Jones of the home; two sons and a daughter-in-law, D. Bruce Jones and his wife Carol of Seminole, Okla., Mike Jones of Tulsa, Okla.; one brother-in-law, Keith Inman of Oklahoma City, Okla.; four grandchildren, Elizabeth Johnson, Michael Jones, Jeffery Jones and Sam Jones; several great-grandchildren and a host of other family and dear friends.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening, Aug. 26, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole, Okla. with military honors. Larry Inman will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

Casket Bearers will be Michael Jones, Jeffery Jones, Sam Jones, Roger Inman and Justin Johnson.

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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Morning-Star Jumper

Morning-Star (Wise) Jumper, age 35 years departed this life Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 in Oklahoma City.

She was born March 10, 1979 in Claremore to Harley Jumper and LaNore Wise.

Morning-Star was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

She loved to work out and eating out with her family at Chilinos and Zios.

Morning-Star is preceded in death by her mother; infant son; and grandmother, Tommie Jumper.

Survivors include father, Harley Jumper of Hollywood, Fla.; children, Rickito Toho of Oklahoma City, Derick Toho of Hollywood Fla., Jason Jumper, Lee John Jumper, Ericka Jumper, Asah Jumper all of Hollywood Fla., Emanuell Jumper of Oklahoma City; granddaughter, Isabella Portillo; sisters Jennifer Jumper and Symphony Jumper of Hollywood, Fla., grandparents Henry Wise and Fannie Harjo and numerous other relatives and friends.

Wake service will be 7 p.m. Sunday at Middle Creek #2 Church with Pastor Houston Tiger, and Pastor George Harjoche officiating.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 at Middle Creek #2 with Pastor Houston Tiger and Pastor George Harjoche officiating and burial will be at Tiger Family Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jason Grasshopper, Joseph Grasshopper, Darren Kernell, Treyce Harjo, Ian Lookingglass, Auburn Lookingglass, Toby Hulbutta, and Wesley Pebworth.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Thunder Wise, Nakota Wise, and Harley Jumper.

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

Online condolences can at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Jumper

 

 

 

Leonard Kaney

Leonard Edwin Kaney, 59, former Seminole resident died Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 at Rose Manor Care Center in Shawnee, Okla.

He was born March 18, 1955 in Talihina, Okla. to James Kaney, Sr. and Lula (Harjo) Kaney.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Jimpsey Harjo and Arthur Carpitcher officiating the service. Interment will follow at High Springs Cemetery in Konawa, Okla.

He was a member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma.

He is survived by one brother, James Kaney, Jr. of Shawnee, Okla.; two sisters, Elmina Kaney Felson of Seminole, Okla., Faye Kaney Coody of Seminole, Okla.; and a host of other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Kaney Sr.; his mother, Lula Harjo Kaney; one brother, Henry Willie Kaney; one sister, Joyce Kaney Fixico; grandparents, Yahanah Morgan, Willie Kaney, John Harjo; nephew, Micco Coody.

Casket Bearers will be Josh Pen, Travis Weaver, Bobby Lena, Mike Jefferson, Kyle Coody, and Brad Arthur.

Honorary Bearers will be Joe "Pennyman" Alex, Leighton Felson, Clem George, and Tommy Harjo.

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

Kaney

 

 

 

Helen Kelley

Helen Louise Coursey Kelley, 78, of Independence, Kans. died Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, at the First Southern Baptist Church in Independence, Kans.  Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the church and sent to Webb Family Funeral Service, 1475 S. 10th, Independence, KS  67301.

She was born on May 18, 1936 in Konawa, Okla. to Marvin and Eula Coursey.

She attended East Central University in Ada Okla.

She married Paul Granville Kelley on Oct. 21, 1955.

Survivors include two sons, Russell P. Kelley, Mountain Home, Ark. and Randall D. Kelley of Independence; eight grandchildren; and four great grandchildren; two sisters, Joyce Erwin and Reta Smock and a host of family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband and son, Craig D. Kelley.

Services under the direction of locally-owned Webb Family Funeral Service of Independence, Kans.

Alice Kernell

Alice (Brown) Kernell, 87, lifelong Seminole County resident died Friday, June 6, 2014 at Chickasaw Medical Center in Ada, Okla.

She was born Nov. 9, 1926 in Seminole, Okla., to Jeffie Brown and Annie (Jones) Brown.

She graduated from Bowlegs High School in 1945.

On Nov. 14, 1948, she married Robert Kernell in Bowlegs, Okla.

She was a proud member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma where she was a member of the Mekusukey Band.

Survivors include one daughter, Debbie Johnson of Bowlegs, Okla.; one granddaughter; and three great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Jeffie and Annie Brown; her husband, Robert Kernell; one son, Robert Kernell; one brother, Raymond Brown.

A wake service will be held at 6 p.m., Sunday, June 8, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, June 9, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Rev. George Harjoche and Amon Burgess officiating the service. Interment will follow at the Brown Family Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Hershel Hamilton, Michael Narcomey, Robert Colbert Jr., Randall Walton, James Narcomey and John Narcomey.

Honorary bearers will be John Brown, A.J. Brown, Mike Brown, John Kernell, Donald Narcomey, Glynn Cornelius and James Jones.

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

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

Kernell

 

 

 

Mickey Keys

Memorial service for Mickey Lee Keys, 55, of Shawnee are 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel in Ada, Rev. Bob Langston will officiate.

Mr. Keys died Friday, July 25, 2014 in an Oklahoma City hospital.

He was born July 29, 1958 to Elmer Lee Keys and Norma Sue Hood Keys in Ada, Okla.

He graduated from Byng High School.

He was a truck driver.

Survivors include his son, Thomas Keys and wife Ashley of Seminole, Okla.; his father, Elmer Keys of Shawnee, Okla.; two sisters, Pam Jones and husband Darrel of Shawnee, Okla. and Shelly Williams of Shawnee, Okla.; three grandchildren, Jayden Lee Carter, Nathan Lee Keys and Nolan Luke Keys.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Norma Keys.

Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to criswellfh.com

Norman Kimrey

Norman Clifford "Red" Kimrey, 88, of Cromwell, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 at McAlister Regional Health Center.

He was born Nov. 26, 1925 in Milfay, Okla. to James Clifford and Versa Gertrude Johnson Kimrey.

Red served in the Navy during WWll.

He then worked in all positions of oil field production throughout his life.

He was an avid hunter and trained bird dogs in his younger years. Later his passion was gardening.

He was a member of the Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Alene (Holly) Kimrey in May of 2013, and by one brother and two sisters.

He is survived by four children, Patsy Garner of Powell, Wyo., Shirley Cox and husband Jim of Wewoka, Okla., Harold Kimrey and wife Karen of Tontitown, Ark., Mike Kimrey and wife Barbara of Knoxville, Ark.; one brother, Don Kimrey of Wewoka, Okla.; one sister, Kay Pettis of Cromwell, Okla.; 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at Heritage Funeral Home in Springdale, Ark., followed by burial will be at Elm Springs Cemetery.

Vernon Kinder

Vernon Ray Kinder, 63, former resident of Konawa, Okla. died at his home in Oklahoma City on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery. Rev. Steve Lowrance and Rev. Mitch Williams will officiate.

Pallbearers are Ron Mitchusson, Ray Roskopf, Mike Sharp, Dylan Miller, Dakota Miller, and Charles Miller.

He was born April 3, 1950 in Ada, Okla. to Harold Lee Kinder and Minnie Lee (Bayne) Kinder.

He graduated from Konawa High School in 1968 and attended Oklahoma University.

With over thirty years of experience, he made a career as a food service supervisor for Integris Southwest Medical Center, and he was also a member of the National Guard.

He is survived by his mother, Minnie L. Kinder of Konawa; one daughter, Crystal Miller of Ada, Okla.; one sister, Diana Kinder of Konawa; two grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

He is preceded in death by his father, Harold L. Kinder.

Kinder

 

 

 

Byron King

01/08/1954 - 09/03/2014

 

Byron Wade King, age 60 and a resident of Konawa, Okla., passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Ada, Okla.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa. Rev. Ed George will officiate. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Herman Clark, Steve Mullins, Jeffery King, Chad Foster, Armando Olvera, and Brent Walker.

Honorary pallbearers are John Walker, Robbie Doolen, Andy Doolen, Leo Kuestersteffen, Jimmy Morehead, Harrison Doolen, Darrel Berry, and Freddie Carpenter.

Byron was born on Jan. 8, 1954 in Midwest City, Okla. to Joe King and Fern (Doolen) King.

He was a graduate of Konawa High School and worked as a roughneck for the oilfield.

Byron was a member of the Vamoosa Baptist Church.

He loved fishing, and he loved his grandchildren very much.

He is survived by his mother, Fern King of Konawa; one daughter, Chanelle Foster of Konawa; one sister, Julie Henderson and husband, Leslie of Konawa; and one brother, Jon King and wife, Charla of Sasakwa, Okla.; five grandchildren, Kristin George, Jeffery King, Ireland King, Cason Foster, and Colt Foster; two nieces, ShiAnn Henderson and Kayden King; and three nephews, Wacey Henderson, Kellan King, and Kylar King.

He was preceded in death by his father, Joe King; one son, Jason King; and one brother, Scott King.

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Vinson Kirk

Vinson Ray Kirk, 66, resident of Konawa, Okla. died Saturday, May 3, 2014 at his home.

Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery. Gina Teel will officiate.

Pallbearers are Bud Moore, Bo Honsinger, Randy Heard, Carey Kirk, R.W. Vietzke, II, and Cylas Foster.

Honorary pallbearers are Russell Kirk, Mike Campbell, and Todd Bowles.

He was born Oct. 10, 1947 in Sulphur, Okla. to Stephen Kirk, Jr. and Mavis (Column) Kirk.

He graduated from Roff High School and served his country as a sergeant in the U.S. Army.

He worked as a pipline foreman.

He married Pamela Smith on Feb. 14, 2005 in Ada, Okla.

He is survived by his parents, Steve and Mavis Kirk of Vanoss, Okla.; his wife, Pamela (Smith) Kirk of the home; two step-sons, Jeremy Walsh, of Konawa and R.W. Vietzke, II of Ada, Okla.; three daughters, Vallerie Vales of Sulphur, Bridget Campbell of Konawa, and Misty Bowles of Vamoosa, Okla.; one step-daughter, Cherri Walsh of Seminole; one brother, Carey Kirk of Fitzhugh, Okla.; four sisters, Angela Marvin of Wanette, Okla., Ellen Barnett of Roff, Okla., Brenda Phillips of Ada, and Darlene Mischinick of Mineola, Tex.; sixteen grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Carolyn (Reeves) Kirk; one son, Christopher Kirk; one brother, Dwain Kirk; one sister, Irene Davis; grandparents, Stephen Henry Kirk and Susie Kirk and Marion Column, and Maggie Column.

Kirk

 

 

 

Verba Krasowski

Verba Lee Hardin Krasowski, 88, longtime Seminole, Okla. resident, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Shawnee, Okla.

Verba was born Sept. 16, 1925 in Cromwell, Okla. to Ed and Bertie ( McClellan) Hardin.

Verba grew up in the Cromwell and Seminole areas and was a devoted Private Home Health Caregiver in Oklahoma City, Okla. for many years, before her retirement.

Verba was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Seminole and a lifetime member of the Eastern Star.

Verba loved to spend her time with her family and grandchildren.

Verba was the last of the Hardin children born during the Oklahoma Oil Boom Days.

She is survived by her son Charles Nev Krasowski of Wenatchee, Wash. and her daughter Tina Ann Lewis and husband Johnny of Shawnee. Her grandchildren Teresa Harrigan-Holmes, Nathan Krasowski, Esther Krasowski, Seth Krasowski, Benjamin Krasowski, John Krasowski, Anna Krasowski, Christopher Etheridge, Joshua Etheridge and Jonathan Etheridge and eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Seminole on Wrangler Blvd. Officiating at the services will be Jim Collier and Terry Penn.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Steve and Bert Hardin and sisters Ann Evans and Pearl Curry.

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

Krasowski

 

 

 

Walter Kyles

Walter Lee Kyles, 60, of Oklahoma City, Okla., died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 at Oklahoma City.

Walter was born Aug. 27, 1953 in Monroeville, Ala. to Joe Nathan and Rachel (Stallworth) Kyles.

Walter graduated from High School in Pensacola, Fla. and attended trade school and received his certified nurse assistant degree.

He entered the U.S. Army and after his service time, he worked in construction and later retired as a produce manager from Wal-Mart.

Walter is survived by a son Donald Lewis of Atmore, Ala.; two brothers, Robert E. Kyles of Atlanta, Ga. and Joe Isaac Kyles of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Mamie L. Stephens and J. Ann Sehatti of Oklahoma City; four nieces, Lorna Harper of Oklahoma City, Sarah Sehatti of Oklahoma City, Latasha Kyle of Sierra, Ariz., and Felicia Kyle of Las Vegas, Nev.; four nephews, Stevie Kyles of Sierra, Ariz., Teddy Kyles of Atlanta, Ga., Marcus Penn and J. Mar Penn of Mobile, Ala.

He is also survived by six great nieces, Veronica Kyles and Samantha Kyles of Sierra, Ariz., Ekime and Emonti Kyles of Atlanta, Ga., Tahni and Mariah Kyles of Sacramento, Calif. and one great nephew, Jonathan Kyles of Las Vegas, Nev. and a host of grandchildren and cousins.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 at the Machpelah Cemetery at the Ethiopian Reform Coptic Church of Christ located on Nobletown Road east of Seminole, Okla., and with military honors.

Kyles

 

 

 

Bob Laird

Bob Laird, 83 year-old, lifelong Maud area resident passed from this life on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 in Tecumseh, Okla. 

He was born Jan. 10, 1930, the youngest of 11 children to Lee and Minnie Mae (Barrick) Laird. 

At the time of his birth, the Laird family was living around Thorn Lake in the Punkin Center area (north east of Maud). 

They moved to Maud in the late 1940’s.  After Lee’s death in 1937, Minnie and Bob continued living in Maud.

Bob did odd jobs around town to supplement Minnie’s income. 

He mowed lawns, hauled hay and worked as a roustabout in the oilfields.  He took care of his mother until her death in 1981.

Bob was an icon in Maud, he would make daily trips, always walking uptown to people watch and to catch a good conversation. 

Bob always greeted you with a smile from under his big cowboy hat and a comment about the weather.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews as well as a host of other family and friends.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Minnie Laird; five brothers and five sisters, Erastus Truitt, Vera, Raymond, Velma Eberly, Nigel, Thurman, Herman, Minnie Lee, William and Lahoma.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 at Cummings Cemetery in Maud with Glen Williams officiating the service.

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

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

Laird

 

 

 

Geraldine Lancaster

Geraldine (Vaughan) Lancaster, 77 year old, longtime Seminole resident passed from this life on Saturday, July 12, 2014 in Collinsville, Okla.

She was born Dec. 30, 1936 in Seminole, Okla. to parents, Austin W. Vaughan and Charlene (Shaffer) Vaughan.

Following graduation Geraldine worked as a bookkeeper for her and her husband’s cement company.

She had also took business classes at Seminole State College.

She later worked as District Clerk and Office Manager.

Geraldine also worked for B.J. Hughes Tool Company. She then worked for 14 years at Wrangler before her retirement.

On Nov. 30, 1982 Geraldine married Leroy Lancaster in Seminole, Okla.

Geraldine had been a member of the 1st Church of God in Seminole for 35 years and later became a member of Twin Oak Baptist Church where she attended until her health wouldn’t allow.

Geraldine leaves to cherish her memory one son and daughter-in-law, Terry McDonald and his wife Barbara of Greely, Colo.; one brother and sister-in-law, Floyd Vaughan and his wife Carolyn of Skiatook, Okla.; one sister, Shirley Thoms of Choctaw, Okla.; four grandchildren, Andrew McDonald of Salt Lake City, Utah, Derrick McDonald of Longmont, Colo., Aubrey Merriman of Greely, Colo., Jennifer Thompson of Moore, Okla.; five nephews, Justin Vaughan of Skiatook, Okla., Loren Vaughn of Skiatook, Okla., Eric Vaughan of Lubbock, Tex., S.J. Bailey Jr. of Seminole, Okla., Michael Bailey of Mustang, Okla.; five great-grandchildren, Veronica Remington, (Twins) Kaylyn and Elizabeth Merriman, Austin Merriman, Aaron Jeffery "A.J." McDonald; a special young man that she had befriended, Benjamin Samuel Robbins; and a host of other family and dear friends.

Geraldine was preceded in death by her parents, Austin and Charlene Vaughan, one son, Ricky Lynn McDonald, and by one grandson, Jeffery Austin McDonald.

A Celebration of Geraldine’s life will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the Little Cemetery Chapel located in Little Cemetery. Rev. Carl Whitfield 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 on line at www.swearingenfuneral.com

Lancaster

 

 

 

Virginia Lansdowne

Virginia "Ginny" Lansdowne, Bowlegs resident, died Sunday night, Sept. 7, 2014.

She is survived by her husband, Howard Lansdowne.

There will be a service at the Lansdowne home, 120 Old Hwy 99S on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 at 10 a.m.

Sonny Larney

Sonny Larney, 53, longtime Seminole resident, was born on Sept. 15, 1961 in Dallas, Tex.

He was the son of the late Thomas George "TG" Larney and Mozella (Warledo) Larney.

He was the grandson of the late Simon and Lizzie Warledo.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Carla Rae Larney, uncles, Jack, Johnson and Jimmy Warledo and Aunt Ramona Harjo.

Sonny departed this life on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 at Midwest City Regional Hospital in Midwest City, Okla.

Sonny attended and graduated in 1979 from Strothers High School.

He had worked for many years at Commercial Brick in Wewoka and Custom Coating in Seminole.

Sonny leaves to cherish his memory his mother, Mozella Larney of Seminole, Okla., aunts, Mary Jean Larney of Seminole, Augustina Rodriguez , Romana Marie " Cesie" Warledo, Roy " Littleman" Warledo, and Bennie Warledo, all of Tulsa, Okla., two sisters, his twin Suzanna "Hok-tee" and her husband Daryl Deer of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Rebecca J. Larney and her husband, Javier Gomez Martinez of Alexandria, Ark., four brothers Thomas G. Larney Jr. and his wife Andrea, Travis and his wife Renee Larney, Simon Larney and Michael Larney all of Seminole, and a host of very special nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the Hitchitee United Indian Methodist Church northeast of Seminole with Rev. Rick Deer and Pastor Donnie Wolf officiating. Burial will follow at the Hitchitee Church Cemetery.

Wake services will be held at 6:00 to 7:30 P.M., Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole, Okla.

Casket bearers will be Blake Larney, Tyler Larney, Leslile Warledo, Steven McGirt, Benjamin Warledo and Tremayne Griffin.

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

Larney

 

 

 

James Latimer

James "Jim" Vernon Latimer, 63, of Shreveport, La. passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014 at his home in Shreveport, La.

Jim was born on Sept. 2, 1950 to Vernon "Pete" Latimer and Sarah Louise (Cunningham) Latimer in Shawnee, Okla.

Jim grew up in Saint Louis, Okla. and graduated from Maud High School in 1968.

He attended and graduated from Oklahoma State Tech in Okmulgee with a degree in Diesel Mechanics.

Jim had worked for Zachry Industrial Inc. for the past eight years.

He spent over 40 years in construction experience in Nuclear Power Plants, Chemical Plants, Refineries, Mining, manufacturing, Bridges (Railroad & Vehicle) crossing rivers, state highways and interstate highways, ensuring safe work practices in residential, commercial and industrial environments.

Jim loved baseball and while in Ingleside, Tex., he was President of the Little League Baseball Association for a number of years.

Jim’s favorite pastime was riding his red Harley Davidson motorcycle and watching OU football.

Preceding him in death was his father, Vernon "Pete" Latimer; his mother, Sarah Louise (Cunningham) Latimer; and his grandparents.

Survivors include his sisters, Linda Rennels and husband, Dick of Canute, Okla. and Kay Nix and husband, Richard of Oklahoma City, Okla.; brothers, Larry Latimer of Saint Louis, Okla. and David Latimer of Little Rock, Ark.; nephews, Aaron Rennels of Oklahoma City, Okla., Corey Rennels and wife, Candice and their children, Riley and Annalee of Mustang, Okla., Brandon Smith of Shawnee, Okla. and Brad Smith and wife, Mandy and their children, Tatum and Piper Grace of Shawnee, Okla.; also survived by other extended loving relatives and many lifelong friends.

Visitation will begin 12 noon, Wednesday, May 14, 2014 and continue through service time.

Service will be 2 p.m., Friday, May 16, 2014 at Saint Louis Baptist Church with Pastor Glen Peck, Saint Louis Baptist Church and nephew, Aaron Rennels 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

Latimer

 

 

 

Lavonna Chupco

Lavonna "Bonna" L Chupco, age 50 of Oklahoma City, Okla. passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2014.

She was born Oct. 31, 1963 in Shawnee, Okla. to the late Reuben Stumblingbear and Lorene Johnson.

Lavonna married David Chupco Nov. 23, 1979 in Wewoka, Okla.

She worked at Smart Style Salon as a barber stylist.

She was raised in the Seminole county area and attended Strothers School.

Preceding Lavonna in are her parents, sister Rachel Kaulity, brothers Eugene Stumblingbear, Robert Stumblingbear, Robyn "Chebon" Walker Sr., and Michael Walker.

Survivors include children: Sherrie Lynne Chupco, Quentin Chupco, Lucinda Chupco, Michael Berryhill Stumblingbear, Racheal Stumblingbear all of Oklahoma City; one sister Karen Stumblingbear; three brothers Reuben Stumblingbear Jr, Oklahoma City, Horace Stumblingbear of Lexington, Okla., and Daryl Walker of Seminole, Okla.; five grandchildren; one uncle Herb Johnson of Strafford, Okla., and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mathew Stumblingbear, Isaiah Berryhill-Stumblingbear, Seth Berryhill, Randall Stumblingbear, Felix Walker, and Reuben Stumblingbear Jr.

Pall bearers will be Quentin Chupco, Micheal Berryhill-Stumblingbear, Anthony Kaulity, Jason Stumblingbear, Joshua Stumblingbear, Lester Billie Jr., Matthew Stumblingbear, and Dannye Stumblingbear,

Graveside service will be 1:30 PM Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 at Johnson Family Cemetery, with Thomas Billie Jr. and Kevin Fox officiating.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terri Laymon

Terri Renee (Cain) Laymon, Seminole, Okla. resident, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at her home in Seminole at the age of 56.

She moved to Seminole two years ago from Tecumseh, Okla.

Terri was born Oct. 18, 1957 in Ft. Worth, Tex.

She graduated in 1976 from Joshua High School in Texas.

Terri worked as a surgical technician in several hospitals in the Tulsa area.

The last few years, while still employed at the hospitals, she also taught at Platt College in Tulsa, Okla. and Wes Watkins VoTec in Wetumka, Okla.

Terri married Edwin Laymon in Eureka Springs, Ark. on Aug. 2, 2002.

Terri is survived by her husband, Edwin Laymon of the home; her mother, Phyllis Leach and James Leach of Tecumseh, Okla., formerly of Holdenville, Okla.; one son, Chris Cain and his wife ‘Renae of Mustang, Okla.; one daughter, Amber Reyes and her husband Mike of Austin, Tex.; two brothers, Paul Cain and Kevin Cain both of Tulsa, Okla.; four grandchildren, Caleb Reyes, Ethan Reyes, Hannah Cain and Micah Cain.

Terri was preceded in death by infant brother, David Aaron Brown.

Memorial services will be held Monday, May 19, 2014 at New Life Church in Wewoka, Oklahoma at 2 p.m.

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

Laymon

 

 

 

James Leader

James Audrey "Boya" Leader, 61 of Wewoka, the grandson of Nellie and Jimmie Bell passed away on Oct. 15, 2014.

A wake service is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014 at the Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Holdenville, Okla.

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 at the Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

Pastor John Waltrip will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Jr. Bell, Randy Leader, Raymond Leader Jr., Brian Jackson, David Jackson, Bryan Leader, and Tony Leader.

Interment will follow at the Hitchite Church Cemetery in Strothers, Okla.

Born on December 4, 1952 in Talihina, Okla. to Molly and Barney Leader, he was raised in Lamar by his grandparents and aunts.

He went to Lamar Schools and Moss High School.

He married Gayle Watkins.

He is survived by one daughter, Jamie Leader of Enid, brothers Eddie Leader of Henryetta and Raymond Leader of Lamar, well as several aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceding James in death are his parents, grandparents, uncles Charlie Bell and Raymond Bell, aunt Joan Lowe.

James was employed for many years by Conoco Petroleum and worked all over the United States as a welder.

He became Construction Coordinator for Conoco and enjoyed his work until his retirement.

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

Online condolences to the family can be made at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.

 

 

 

Leader

 

 

 

Ben LeBarre

Ben Michael "Mickey" LeBarre, 59, of Seminole, crossed the great divide on Friday.

He was born to the late Benny and Eunice LeBarre, March 26, 1954, in Seminole, Okla.

Mickey graduated from Seminole High School in 1972.

Mickey was a lifelong resident of Seminole.

Mickey is survived by two brothers, Larry LeBarre of Houston, Tex.; Robin LeBarre of Oklahoma City, Okla.

He is also survived by two children, Ashley Brown of Augusta, Ga., Ben LeBarre of Seminole.

Mickey is also survived by his niece and nephew, Jessica LeBarre of Houston, Tex.; Bennett LeBarre, of Los Angeles, Calif.

Mickey is survived by one grandchild, Bennett Brown, of Augusta, Ga.

Mickey's favorite hobby's included riding his motorcycles, spending time with his brothers, and listening to his favorite music on his stereo.

He took great pride in his electronics and football, but above all, he held his greatest pride of his life to his grandson, Bennett.

Memorial Services are planned for, 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel.

In Lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the OU NC Volunteer Office under the name of Ben LeBarre and can be sent to OU NC Volunteer Office 700 N.E. 13th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104.

A reception will follow the memorial service in the Swearingen Funeral Home reception room.

LeBarre

 

 

 

John Leitka

John "Sonny" Leitka Jr. passed away Friday, Nov. 7th, 2014 in Bethany, Okla. at the age of 78.

He was born on March 21, 1936 in Wewoka to John Leitka Sr. and Harlie Mitchell Leitka.

John graduated Wewoka High School and later went on to get his Associates Degree from Murray State College in Tishimingo, his Bachelor Degree at East Central University in Ada, and his Master Degree at the University of Oklahoma.

John was a Social Worker for the State of Oklahoma.

He was married to JoAnn Southerland.

The Wake Service for John will be at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

Pall Bearers will be Joe Leitka, Jon Leitka, Terry Streater, Macklyn Leitka, Wolf Leitka and Eric Streater.

John is preceded in death by his parents; John Leitka Sr. and Harlie Mitchell Leitka, his wife; JoAnn (Southerland) Leitka, his step son; Nicholas Lear, and his sisters; Annie Mae Leitka and Virginia Sue Leitka. He is survived by his brother; Richmond Leitka of Norman and sister; Billye Leitka of Wewoka, numerous neices, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

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

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

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Leitka

 

 

 

Rosey Lena

Rosey Lee Lena, 80, former longtime Seminole County resident, died Saturday, March 14, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

She was born Jan. 27, 1934 in Sasakwa, Okla. to Lula (Davis) Tiger and Jessie Tiger.

She grew up in the Sasakwa area and attended schools there.

She had lived and worked in the Oklahoma City area for many years. She was a childcare worker in area daycares.

She was a member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma.

She is survived by her daughters, Cindy Lena of Oklahoma City, Vickie Palomino of Tecumseh, Okla., Mary Gonzales of Oklahoma City and Arlinda "Buffy" Longria of Oklahoma City; one brother Billy Joe Harjo of Oklahoma City; eight grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank Richard Lena; and a grandson, Baby Mecco Lena.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at the Spring Baptist Church on Highway 56, west of Sasakwa with Rev. David Little officiating. Burial will follow at the Davis Family Cemetery, east of Sasakwa.

Wake services will be held, Monday, March 17, 2014, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

Casket bearers will be Chebon Palomino, Paul Factor, Dustin Lena, Jorge Longoria, Hector Longoria, Tyler Fields Jr., Matthew Chuculate and Billy Jo Harjo, Jr.

Honorary bearers will be Jimmy Deathridge, Thomas Gonzales and Patrick Jack LeFlore.

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

Lena

 

 

 

Togie Lewis

May 11, 1925 – Feb. 7, 2014

Togie E. Lewis, 89 years old, long time Maud, Okla. resident passed from this life on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. 

He was born May 11, 1925 in Silo, Okla. to parents Elmer Leland Lewis and Mary Elizabeth (Murray) Lewis.

Following High School Togie went on to serve in the United States Army as a Tech. Sergeant with the 5250th Technical Intelligence Company as a Sharpshooter, were he earned the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon, Army of Occupation Ribbon (Japan), Meritorius Unit Award, 1 Overseas Service Bar and the Victory Ribbon.

Togie married Glenda G. Haley on Jan. 8, 1945 in Durant, Okla.

Togie worked for Phillips Petroleum for 38 years. 

He was also a farmer and rancher. 

Togie owned and trained many running quarter horses, and he was a member of the Oklahoma and National Quarter Horse Association.

Togie and his family lived several years in Wewoka, where all three of his children graduated from Wewoka High School. 

He had earned the rank of a 32nd degree Mason while a member of the Masonic Lodge in Wewoka. 

The family attended the Church of Christ in Wewoka.

The Lewis family had lived in several towns including Lindsey and Wewoka before moving to Maud about 50 years ago.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Glenda G. (Haley) Lewis of the home; one son, Gary Lewis and his wife Melanie of Maud, Okla.; two daughters, Cynthia "Dian" (Lewis) Koch and her husband Glenn of Seminole, Okla., Connie Darleen (Lewis) Reed of Maud; two brothers, Jehu Lewis and his wife Betty of Durant, Okla., Ronnie Lewis of Silo, Okla.; two sisters, Ruth Slaten of Silo, Okla., Margie Leland of Salt Lake City, Utah; five grandchildren, Mary Katherine Lewis, Justin Lewis, Jeremy Lewis, Raymond Reed, Clint Reed; one great-grandson, Miles Natushi Lewis; and a host of other family and dear friends.

Togie is preceded in death by his parents; five brothers and two infant siblings.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Military Honors.  Interment will follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud.

Casket Bearers will be Justin Lewis, Raymond "Dusty" Reed, Clint Reed, Jeremy Lewis, Jehu Lewis and Ronnie Lewis.

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

Lewis

 

 

 

Peggy Lindsay

Peggy Ruth (Wright) Lindsey, Earlsboro resident died Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Shawnee, Okla. at the age of 88.

She was born Jan. 25, 1926 in Bearden, Okla. to parents, Eucle Wright and Ruth Mae Robinson (Scarbrough) Wright.

She is survived by two daughters; Claudia Sperry of Yukon, Okla. and Marilyn Permetter of Earlsboro, Okla.; one brother, James Curtis Wright of Earlsboro; five grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Eucle Wright and Ruth May (Scarbrough) Wright Robinson and husband Ben Lindsey; brothers, Richard Wright, Edward (Ed) Wright; son, Cecil Wayne Slagle; daughter, Gail (Howell) Magness; two grandsons, Tommy Slagle, Chris Permetter and one great granddaughter, Jordan Permetter.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday March 6, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Chesser, Jr. officiating. Burial will be at Dale Cemetery, Dale, Okla.

Serving as casket bearers are Curtis Wright, Gerald Sperry, John Earl Permetter, Sr., Tim Magness, Brad Sperry and Kyle Sperry.

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

Susie Lindsey

Wetumka resident Susie Jo Lindsey, former Wewoka resident died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 in Oklahoma City at the age of 75.

She was born Jan. 17, 1939 in Wetumka, Okla. to Charles Tiger and Annie Marshall Tiger.

She married Fred Lindsey Dec. 31, 1959 in Holdenville, Okla.

She was a Nutritionist for the Creek Nation.

Wake service will be 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at Little Quarsarty Baptist Church.

Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 at Little Quarsarty Baptist Church with Pastors Eddie Lindsey and Woody Fields officiating. Burial will be at Lindsey Family Cemetery north of Wewoka.

Preceding her in death are her parents; sister, Salina Yargee; brothers, Homer Ray Tiger, and John Scott.

Survivors include husband, Fred Lindsey of the home; sons, David Lindsey of Wewoka, and Joe Osceola of Florida; brother, James Tiger of Wetumka; sisters, Betty Scott of Okemah, Shirley Berryhill of Wetumka and Ruby Richburgh of Sulphur, Okla. and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guest book is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Lindsey

 

 

 

Jean Litke

Jean Elizabeth (Gettle) Litke, 81, longtime Del City, Okla. resident, died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 in Holdenville, Okla.

Jean was born March 12, 1933 in Davis, Okla to Iva Cecile (Shafer) and Okay Gettle.

 Jean graduated from Davis High School, in Davis, Okla. and had lived most of her adult life in Del City, Okla.

Jean was a member of the First Baptist Church in Midwest City, Okla.

 Jean was married to John Harold Litke and he had preceded her in death on Oct. 12, 2000.

 Jean is survived by three daughters; Marilynn Williams of Midwest City, Okla., Debbie Black of Seminole, Okla. and Annette Kirk of Alexandria, Virginia; on brother Paul Gettle of Del City, Okla., three sisters Sue Gettle of Oklahoma City, Okla., Mary Gettle of Del City, Okla. and Ann Holmes of Beaumont, Tex.., five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

 She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, John, and one brother Jack Gettle.

 Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 at Sunny Lane Cemetery in Del City, Okla.

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

 

Tommee Long

Tommee Jean Long, 87, entered Heaven’s Gates on Sept. 14, 2014. 

She belonged to the Prague First United Methodist Church.

Tommee was born March 14, 1927, to Ocy Dae Cumbie and Cleda (Hutchens) Cumbie in Wilson, Okla. 

She went to high school in Vandalia, Illinois and earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. 

She also received her master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma. 

Later, Tommee earned a Reading Specialist Certification.

She began her teaching career at Prague Elementary School in 1948. 

Tommee was the elementary music teacher and later served as principal. 

She taught in many different ways and places over the years including junior high English, senior high girls’ physical education, and coaching the girls’ basketball team. 

Tommee taught in the Prague, Norman, Seminole and Shawnee Public School Systems. 

At Shawnee, she was the director of reading and supervised labs from kindergarten through high school until she retired. 

Tommee had many interests and talents besides teaching. 

She had a lovely voice and sang at many weddings and funerals and also sang the "National Anthem" to begin the Kolache Festival for many years at Prague. 

She loved to fly airplanes and belonged to a women’s pilot organization called the 89ers. 

She helped many student organizations by sponsoring the Junior High National Honor Society and the High School Pep Club over the years.

Tommee married Bonnie B. Long on Dec. 25, 1946, in Vandalia, Ill. 

She is survived by a daughter, Judy Ann (Long) Winn of Norman, Okla. and three grandchildren, Mark Darin Winn and wife, Karie, of Blanchard, Okla., Shauna R. (Winn) Wagner and husband, Harley, of Martinsburg, WV, and Ashley Ann (Winn) Jarrett and husband, Jay, of Oklahoma City, Okla.  She is also survived by five great grandchildren, Rebecca and Daniel Winn, William and Wesley Wagner and Carson Jarrett.

Tommee was preceded in death by her husband, Bonnie B. Long; her son-in-law, Tommy R. Winn, and her sister, Betty Souther. 

She loved her family and we loved her. She helped make our lives interesting, even exciting at times with her love, ideas and encouragement. We will miss her deeply.

The family has requested that expressions of sympathy be made in the form of donations to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF), Research Designation: MS Campaign, 825 N.E. 13th, Oklahoma City, OK 73104.

Tommee’s family has planned the funeral services for Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at 1 p.m.; and the church is providing the family with a meal at 11 a.m. Both will be at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel, 1405 W. Main, Prague, Okla. with Rev. Derrek Belase officiating.  Interment will follow at Prague Cemetery in Prague.  Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.

A guest book is available to share your memories on-line at www.ParksBrothers.net

Long

 

 

 

Owen Lytle

Owen Shelby Lytle was born Aug. 28, 1920 in Bixby, Okla. to Harvey Allen and Orpha Mae (Van Osdal) Lytle.

He attended school in St. Louis, Okla. and Ray City, Okla.

He died May 3, 2014 at his home in Maud, Okla.

He volunteered for service to the U.S. Army on Jan. 9, 1942; serving during World War II as a staff sergeant in Normandy, Rhineland, Northern France Central Europe and Germany.

He received the Bronze Star, a Good Conduct Medal, an EAME Theater Ribbon, WWII Victory Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon, and a Silver Service Star.

He worked for Halliburton as a Division Welder and later for the Santa Fe Railroad as a Track Inspector.

He married Jean Armstrong on Feb. 15, 1947 in Shawnee, Okla.

He is survived by wife, Jean, of the home; two sons, Danny Lytle of La Port, Tex., Gary Lytle of Healdton, Okla.; three brothers, Charlie Lytle of Midland, Tex., Dewey Lytle of Beaumont, Tex. and Vernon Lytle of Tulsa, Okla.; eight grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Naomi (Lytle) Jones; and five brothers, Eldon Lytle, David Lytle, Roland Lytle, Lewis Lytle and Gerald Lytle.

The family will receive family and friends at a special visitation, Wednesday, May 7, 2014 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

Funeral services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 8, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Shawnee. Sid Freeman and William L. Sims will officiate at the services.

Lytle

 

 

 

Owen Lytle

Mr. Owen Shelby Lytle was born Aug. 28, 1920 in Bixby, Okla. to parents Harvey Allen and Orpha Mae (Van Osdal) Lytle.

He attended school in St. Louis, Okla. and Ray City, Okla.

He passed on to be with his Heavenly Father on May 3, 2014 at his home in Maud, Okla.; he was 93.

Mr. Lytle was an exceptional man, true to his word, kind to all, always loving and supportive of his family and friends.

He loved this country and volunteered for service to the U.S. Army on Jan. 9, 1942; serving her well during World War II as a staff sergeant in Normandy, Rhineland, Northern France Central Europe and Germany.

He felt honored to have received the Bronze Star, a Good Conduct Medal, an EAME Theater Ribbon, WWII Victory Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon, and a Silver Service Star.

Owen worked 20 years for Halliburton as a Division Welder and later for the Santa Fe Railroad from 1972 to 1985 as a Track Inspector.

During these years he served his church as a choir director, a teacher, and as a member of the Financial Board in the Church of God in Abilene, Tex.

Moving back to this area, he lived many years in Maud with his wife, Jean (Armstrong) Lytle.

They married on Feb. 15, 1947 in Shawnee, Okla. and recently celebrated their 67th anniversary.

He raised two fine sons and was blessed with many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was known as Pepa, the best Pepa ever and as Uncle Owen.

Owen’s service to others, his family, his friends, and even strangers gave his family much pride in the individual he was.

Always helping others in his love for his fellow man; one such incident was the Dripping Springs Cemetery.

As a forgotten and un-kept place with no name to mark the cemetery, no flag pole, and many unmarked graves, it saddened Owen to see something so meaningful in preserving our heritage being forgotten.

So he alone began to restore this much forgotten place.

Others joined and soon things in Dripping Springs Cemetery were set right because of one man’s special gifts of service and love.

Owen is survived by his wife, Jean, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Danny Lytle and his wife Janell of La Port, Tex., Gary Lytle and his wife Karen of Healdton, Okla.; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Charlie Lytle and his wife Sue of Midland, Tex., Dewey Lytle and his wife Sharon of Beaumont, Tex. and Vernon Lytle of Tulsa, Okla.; eight grandchildren, eight great grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Naomi (Lytle) Jones; and five brothers, Eldon Lytle, David Lytle, Roland Lytle, Lewis Lytle and Gerald Lytle.

The family will receive family and friends at a special visitation, Wednesday, May 7, 2014 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

Funeral services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 8, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Shawnee. Sid Freeman and William L. Sims will officiate at the services.

Lytle

 

 

 

Wanda Machalek

Wanda Jean (Heffley) Machalek, 79, longtime Seminole resident died, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Wanda was born July 3, 1935 in Seminole, Okla. to Laura (Loudermilk) and Daniel Matthew Heffley.

Wanda grew up in Seminole and attended Seminole Public Schools.

Most of her life was spent living in Seminole, however she lived in Temple, Tex. for 20 years.

Wanda was a longtime Wal-Mart employee and was retired from Wal-Mart at the time of her death.

Wanda loved sewing, knitting, watching sewing shows on Saturday morning, playing bingo and spending time with her family.

Wanda leaves to cherish her memories her brothers, Joe Heffley and his wife Dale of Seminole, Okla., Ronnie Heffley and his wife Jean of Midwest City, Okla., Kenneth Heffley and his wife Debbie of Kentucky, and Jim Heffley and his wife Judy of Eufaula, Okla.; sisters, Louise Moore and her husband Archie of Broken Bow, Okla. and Bertha Pokrefkey of Seminole, Okla. and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husbands, Bob Heard who died in 1981 and Bill Machalek who died in 2004.

Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 at Little Cemetery.

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

Machalek

Billy Marquis

Billy G. Marquis, 86, longtime Seminole resident died, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 at Avonela Cottage in Seminole, Okla.

Billy was born April 5, 1927 in Seminole, to Eunice (Bramlett) Marquis and Jess Marquis.

Billy grew up in Seminole, attended and graduated from Strother High School and entered the U. S. Navy during the end of his senior year.

Billy served in U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Arkansas during World War II as a Seaman 2nd Class. His ship was stationed in the Marshall Islands during the testing of the Atomic Bomb.

Billy worked for Montgomery Wards for over 25 years in Dallas, Tex. and retired as Department manager for plumbing and roofing materials.

During his younger years, he worked for the Mercury Oil Refinery in Seminole.

Billy was a longtime member of the Church of Christ in Seminole, a member of the Masonic lodge and was an avid coon hunter.

Billy married Margaret Joan "Jo" Nelon on April 23, 1948 in Seminole and sadly Jo preceded him in death on Aug. 29, 2013.

Billy is survived by his three daughters, Brenda Lozano of Lindale, Tex., Linda Silvey of Mineola, Tex. and Cindy Chambers of Midland, Tex.; two sisters, Reba Duncan of Norman, Okla. and Claudette Brock of Tulsa, Okla.; one brother, Bobby Jo Marquis of Cromwell, Okla.; seven grandchildren; and fourteen great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Mark Hennen officiating. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery. U.S. Naval Honors will be presented at the Funeral Home Chapel.

The family will receive family and friends at a visitation on Tuesday evening, Feb. 18, 2014 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Casket bearers will be Michael Lozano, Alan McCracken, Luke Chambers, Tucker Phelps, Jeff Duncan, Terry Silvey, Bobby Marquis and Anthony Campus.

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

Marquis

 

 

 

Chris Marshall

Chris Marshall, 67, of Pawhuska, Okla., passed away Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 in Tulsa, Okla.

He was born Aug. 20, 1947 to Cleveland Thurman and Isabel Helen (Gap) Marshall in Concho, Okla.

Chris was raised in a military family and lived in many places during his childhood including Shawnee and Maud, where he attended Maud High School.

He later lived in Seminole for many years.

During his work career, he worked as a journeyman bricklayer, at Bodkins Furniture Store and at Combs Heat & Air.

He was an all-around good handyman.

Chris loved sports and was a proud OU fan, liked watching the OKC Thunder, was a good pool and domino player and always looked after his elders.

He was preceded in death by his father Cleveland Marshall; and sister, Regina Combs.

Chris is survived by his wife, Daisy Mae Marshall of Tulsa, Okla.; four children Rebecca Horsechief of Pawnee, Okla., Chrisandra Marshall of Broken Arrow, Okla., Jesse "Coesse" Marshall of Moberly, Mo., Katie Marshall of Tulsa, Okla; four grandchildren: Natasha, Emanuel, and Anthony Ahaisse, Tristan Marshall, and Quinton Davis; Six great-grandchildren: Brianna Durant, Yulianna Ahaisse, Trey Roderrick Ragsdale III, Bradley Ahaisse and Jayceon Ragsdale; mother Isabel H. Gyongyossy of Wichita, Kans.; sister, Diana Buchanan of Escondido, Cali.; special niece, Valerie Combs of Seminole, Okla.; special nephew, Rick Combs of Seminole, Okla.; numerous other nieces and nephews, and other extended family.

Wake service will be 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 at Horseshoe Bend.

Service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday Nov. 20, 2014 at Horseshoe Bend with Houston Tiger officiating.

Burial will follow at Coker Family Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

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

Marshall

 

 

 

Joyce Martin

Joyce Martin, 83, died Friday, March 7, 2014 in Midwest City, Okla.

She was born on March 13, 1930 in Arcadia, Okla. to Charlie and Mildred (Holcomb) Burrow.

She attended school in Arcadia.

She married Marvin Ed Martin in 1947 in Arcadia, Okla.

Preceding her death are her husband; parents; siblings Melvin Burrow, Fritz Burrow and Elizabeth Kuminsky.

Survivors include her daughter, Lora Cellars of Wellston, three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and brother Max Burrow of Tyron.

A funeral service has been scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at the First Baptist Church of Cromwell. Rev. Manuel Kishketon, Sr. will officiate.

Pallbearers will be John Want, Mark Cellars, Steven Cellars, Brian Cellars, Rick Martin, and Clark Campbell.

Honorary bearer will be Tom Moss.

Interment will follow at the Holdenville Cemetery in Holdenville.

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

Online condolences to the family can be made at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Martin

 

 

 

Myrtle Martin

Myrtle Hope Marie (Becks) Martin, 95, longtime Seminole resident died Thursday, June 26, 2014 at her home in Seminole.

Myrtle was born Dec. 17, 1918 in Picher, Okla. to Mary Nancy (Stamper) and William Earl Becks.

Myrtle moved to the Seminole area at an early age from Quapaw, Okla.

Myrtle was a former member of the Ladies Home Demonstration Group-Butner School in the 1950’s.

She loved cooking, sewing, and gardening.

Myrtle was a member of the Church of Christ in Seminole.

She was an Audio-Visural Aid /Title 1 at Roosevelt School in Seminole and retired in 1978.

Myrtle is survived by two sons, Don Martin of Seminole, Okla. and Wade Martin of Wichita, Kans.; her grandchildren, Mary Elizibeth Richter, Martin David Kyle, Rosie Youngblood, Michelle K. Toilolo and Paula Eileen Eka; eleven great grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Paul Martin, on Aug. 13, 1970.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at the Church of Christ on Hwy 99N, in Seminole, Okla. with Chris Stinnett officiating, assisted by Palmer Smith. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Kal Toilolo, Tony Eka, James Lee Martin-Toilolo, Winford Lemons, Steve Johnson, David Kyle and Kenny Brewer.

Honorary bearers will be Cecil Sullivan, Syd Morgan, Arpoika Daniels, Dan Reynolds, Ryan Christ, Steve Lashley, Jack Cadenhead, Bill McDonald and Clint Jackson.

The family would like to say a special thank you to her church family at the Church of Christ in Seminole, Medical personnel of Seminole Integris Hospital, Midwest City Regional Hospital, Colonial Estates Nursing Home, Shawnee, Okla., St. Anthony’s Hospital in Shawnee, Okla., Seminole Family Medical Clinic, Butner High School Alumni Association and Loving Care Home Health and Hospice Care.

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

Martin

 

 

 

Donna Martinez

Donna Jane Martinez of Albuquerque, N.M. went to be with the Lord on Feb. 26, 2014.

Donna was born March 23, 1937 in Wewoka, Okla. to her mother, Bernie Parks and father, Dick Carder.

She is survived by her husband, Frank Martinez of Bartlesville, Okla.

Frank and Donna met and married at the University of New Mexico. They have celebrated 58 beautiful years of marriage.

Donna was a loving wife, sister, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her spouse, Frank Martinez; children, Melanie Wade, and William Wade; Kelle Martinez Granger, Marc Martinez; siblings, Joyce and Jimmy Cantrell, Betty and Bill Ellis; grandchildren, Carly Granger, Devin Martinez, Aidan Martinez; and her beloved dogs Max and Paco.

A celebration of her beautiful life will be held this Saturday morning, March 1, 2014 at 10:30 am at Daniels Wyoming Chapel.

Donna will be greatly missed.

To view information or to leave a condolence please visit www.danielsfuneral.com

Daniels Family Funeral Services of Albuquerque, N.M. is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Jewelie Marzett

 

Jewelie Mae Joe Anna Marzett, 75, former Seminole resident, died Sunday in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Jewelie was born Sept. 17, 1939 in Earlsboro, Okla. to Lonada (Brannon) and Jewel Dunlap.

Jewelie was a graduate of Seminole High School in 1957.

She was a Business Clerk at the Boley Correctional Facility for the State of Oklahoma, until her retirement.

She was also a member of the Chiles Chapel A.M.E. Methodist Church.

Jewelie is survived by sons, Eudell W. Marzett, Jr. Reginald Knighton, Ricky Johnson, daughters Karla Marzett, Sherllyn Conger, Catrice Marzett , and Maranda Roach.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday Nov. 22, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Perry Williams and Rev. Homer Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Earlsboro Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Ray Carney, Lonnell Kelley, Bernard Summers, Rex Marzett, Wendell Marzett and Patrick Marzett.

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

Marzett

 

 

 

Rosa Marzett

Rosa Lee (Wright) Marzett, 83, Seminole, Okla. resident died Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Integris Seminole Medical Center.

She was born Jan. 22, 1931 in IXL, Okla. to Lee Wright and Rosa (Bryant) Wright.

She married Henry F. Marzett on July 2, 1949 in Okemah, Okla. He preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by two sons, Henry Marzett, Jr. of Kansas, Albert L. Marzett of Seminole, Okla.; three daughters, Carolyn Edwards of Shawnee, Okla., Yvonne Shannon of Shawnee, Okla., Verdelmer Carolina of Seminole, Okla.; two sisters, Veotha Williams of Spring Hill, Kans., Izola Hart of Kansas City, Kans.; 21 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and a host of other family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one daughter, Beverly Joann Burris and one grandson, Payne Shannon.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, July 21, 2014 at Westwood Cemetery in Wewoka, Okla., with Rev. Bobby Curry 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

Marzett

 

 

 

Megan Mathews

Megan Mathews of Wewoka passed away Thursday, Dec. 4th, 2014 at the age of 29.

She was born in Shawnee on Sept. 29th, 1985 to Thomas P. Mathews and Penny A. Kelly.

Megan graduated Wewoka High School, received her license of massage therapy in Thailand and later attended Cosmetology school in Little Rock, Ark.

Megan was baptized at Wewoka First Baptist Church as a child.

She loved laughing, watching movies, snorkeling, fashion, and could light up a room when she walked in.

She knew how to love life, appreciate the small things and love with her entire heart.

Megan is preceded in death by her grandparents, Roy and Jean Mathews and Ruby Kimrey.

She is survived by her father; Thomas Mathews and wife Julie of Greenbrier, Arkansas, her mother Penny Kelly and husband Ryan of Houma, La. Siblings: Jessica Mathews, Karson Mathews, Abigail Kelly, Kimrey Mathews and Savannah Kelly. Grandparents: Earl and Ruby Bevelhymer of Wewoka, Don and Donna Kimrey of Wewoka, Rick and Cathy Kelly of Ft. Worth, Tex., and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 at The Wewoka First Baptist Church with Pastor Tommy Azlin officiating.

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

Pallbearers are Karson Mathews, Christopher Anderson, Michael Anderson, Adam Bevelhymer, Dillon Darr and Dakota Darr.

Honorary Pallbearers are Taran Findley, Tristan Findley, Andrew Bevelhymer, Hunter Bevelhymer and Colin Anderson.

 

 

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Mathews

 

 

 

Richard Maxwell

Richard Paul Maxwell, 72 year old Yukon, Oklahoma resident and former Seminole resident passed from this life Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 at Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City, Okla. 

He was born July 12, 1942 in Seminole County, Okla. to parents, Paul Maxwell and Leona (Bray) Maxwell.

Richard attended Seminole High School with the graduating class of 1960. 

He went on to work in the oilfield living in Seminole, Waukomis and Yukon, Okla. 

Before his retirement he had worked as a production superintendent for Ladd Petroleum. 

He continued to work as a production consultant after his retirement. 

Richard was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Yukon, Okla.

Richard leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Shari (Markham) Maxwell of the home; sons, Dale Maxwell and his wife Rhonda of Waukomis, Okla., Doug Maxwell and his wife Lori of Enid, Okla. and Scott Ward and his wife Tina of New Braunfels, Tex.; one brother, Wayne Maxwell and his wife Jeannie of Seminole, Okla.; one sister, Shirley Carson of Ames, Okla.; four grandchildren, Casey Maxwell, Ricky Maxwell, Derek Maxwell and Dustin Maxwell; three great-grandchildren, Ethan, Rylea and Marcus.  Richard is also survived by a host of other family and dear friends.

Richard is preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Leona Maxwell, by one infant sister and by his first wife, Sharon "Susie" (Bailey) Maxwell who died in 1994.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole. 

Interment will follow at Little Cemetery with Chris Stinnett officiating.

Casket Bearers will be: Casey Maxwell, Derek Maxwell, Dustin Maxwell, Ricky Maxwell, Johnny Baskett, Jerry Walden, Dwight Weber, Jim Anderson, Doug Kessler and Les Morris.

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

Maxwell

 

 

 

Anna McBroom

Anna Marie McBroom, 55, Maud, Okla. resident died Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at her home.

She was born July 16, 1958 in Guthrie, Okla. to Charles Williams and Dollie Jane (Johnson) Williams.

She married Vernon McBroom on June 10, 2001 in Las Vegas, Nev.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, Vernon McBroom of the home; one son, Nathan Smith of Bono, Ark.; one daughter, Desiree Bates of Maud, Okla.; one step-daughter, Chellie’ Martin of Richmond, Va.; four brothers, Gene Williams of Crescent, Okla., Wesley Williams of Missouri, Howard Williams of Virginia, Stanley Williams of Oklahoma; one sister, Crystal Hermanson of Missouri; and four grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Dollie Cummings and her father, Charles Williams.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the Maud First Baptist Church on Hwy. 9A north. Rev. Bobby Shatto will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery where she will be laid to rest near her family the Rodds and the Curleys.

Casket Bearers will be Michael Bates, Nathan Smith, Jeremiah Williams, Brian Jones, Curtis Wilburn and Charlie Williams.

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

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

 

McBroom

 

 

 

Mary McCalla

Funeral services for Mary Nell (Hunter) McCalla will be held on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Clay Pettis presiding.

A committal service will follow at 2:00 P.M. at Fort Sill National Cemetery in Elgin, Okla.

She died Sunday, October 12, 2014 at Belfair of Shawnee at the age of 85.

Mary was born September 16, 1929 in Sulphur, Okla. to Isaac Roy and Nellie (Allday) Hunter.

Mary married Frank Phillips on November 26, 1949 in Fort Smith, Ark.

She retired from the Seminole County Clerk Office after many years of service.

Mary was a member of the Eastern Star, American Legion Auxiliary, La Societe De Femme and the Oklahoma County Retired Deputies Association.

She is survived by one son, Rob McCalla and wife Jane, of Tecumseh, Okla; one daughter, Nancy Abercrombie and husband Scott of Aurora, Colo.; four grandchildren, Michelle McBride, Christopher McCalla, Timothy McCalla and Amanda McCalla; three great-grandchildren, Tyler Spaulding, Leandra and Fonda McBride and a host of other family and friends.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents Isaac and Nellie Hunter; husband Frank in 2006; son, Frank David McCalla; two sisters and two brothers.

Memorial contributions can be sent to: Camp Clap Hans, Attn: Greg Gaston, 2002 East Robinson St, Norman, Okla. 73701; on memo line write: "Scholarship Fund in memory of Mary Nell Hunter McCalla.

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

 

 

 

 

Olen McCullar

Olen Walter McCullar, 84, Seminole resident died, Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Claremore, Okla.

Olen was born April 12, 1930 in Melette, Okla. near Hanna, Okla. to Winnie (Hardin) and Walter Dee McCullar.

Olen moved to Seminole 12 years ago.

He was a Barber for over 50 years.

Olen served his country in the U.S. Army and Air Force during the Korean War.

Olen loved music and could play eleven different instruments; he loved yard work and gardening.

Olen was a member of the Lighthouse Tabernacle Church of God in Seminole.

Olen is survived by his loving wife Karen (Crowuse) Smith McCullar of Seminole; his daughter, Deborah Fixico of Oklahoma City, Okla.; step-daughter, LaDonna McAlvain of Seminole; step-son, Brandon Smith of Seminole; brother, Arlin Ray McCullar of Selma, Calif.; five grandchildren; two step grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Dee and Winnie McCullar; four brothers, Earl, Ulyss, George and Carl; two sisters, Dora and Eunice; one son, Steven and one daughter, Robin.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Monday, April 28, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bruce Benson officiating and Rev. Brandon Smith assisting. Burial will follow with military honors at Oak Grove Cemetery near St. Louis, Okla.

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

McCullar

Tyre McFadden

Wewoka resident Tyre Montra McFadden died Sunday, June 29, 2014 in Oklahoma City at the age of 31.

He was born Sept. 19, 1982 in Oklahoma City, Okla. to Leonard McFadden and Vonda Denise (Williams) McFadden.

He was an employee of Oklahoma Customs in Seminole, Okla.

Preceding him in death are his parents; and grandparents.

Survivors include his children, Tyra McFadden, Trinity McFadden, Tyre McFadden Jr., Timothy McFadden, Haason Nichols, Imani McFadden, Taevin McFadden, Khylee Beavers and Naleeya McFadden; brothers and sisters, Marcus McFadden, Kelli Williams, Freda Williams, and Freisha Williams all of Wewoka.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, July 5, 2014 at New Life Church, with Rev. Frank Washington, officiating and burial at Westwood Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guest book is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

McFadden

 

 

 

Irene McGee

Funeral services for Irene Adams McGee will be held Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Cromwell. Interment will follow at the Little Cemetery.

She was born May 3, 1918 in Fayette, Ala. to L. R. Musgrove and Mary Annette (Corbett) Musgrove.

She died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 in Glenpool, Okla. at the age of 95.

She had been a longtime resident of Cromwell, Okla.

She married Dick Adams in 1938; he preceded her in death.

On Oct. 1, 1980 she married Vernon T. McGee; he also preceded her in death.

Irene was a retired postal worker for Cromwell.

Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah and officiated by Rev. Carl Whitfield and Rev. Manuel Kishketon.

Online condolences may be made at www.ParksBrothersFuneralHome.com

Alberta McGinnis

May 20, 1936 - April 10, 2014

Alberta Faye McGinnis long time Seminole, Okla. resident passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Shawnee, Okla. at the age of 77.

Alberta was born May 20, 1936 in Roff, Okla. to parents, Ted King and Anna Mae (Everett) King.

Alberta moved to Seminole on May 1, 1944 from Fitztown.

She was a member of the Bowlegs Assembly of God Church.

She owned and operated Alberta’s Unique Specialty where she was known for her abilities with floral and wedding arrangements.

Alberta married Onyal Gene McGinnis on Oct. 16, 1953 in Seminole.

Alberta is survived by husband, Gene McGinnis; two sons, Kent McGinnis of Fayetteville, Ark., Randy McGinnis and his wife Junel of McAlester, Okla.; one daughter, Cynthia Luce and her husband Jerry of Checotah, Okla.; one brother, Bob King of Ada, Okla.; two sisters, Roberta Hooton of Shawnee, Linda Laxton of Bowlegs.

She is also survived by five grandchildren, Mesha Brewer, Shane McGinnis, Eric Cross, Stefanie Flud, Lauren Milton; great grandchildren, Aiden Cross, Paige Brewer, Elijah Brewer, Seth Flud, Kayson Flud and soon to be Piper Belle Milton.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 14, 2014 at Bowlegs Assembly of God Church, Bowlegs with Rev. Rick Ham and Rev. Roy Robertson officiating. Burial will take place at Little Cemetery, Little, Okla.

Serving as casket bearers are: Eric Cross, Shane McGinnis, Jimmy Flud, Scott Milton, Austin Laxton and Terry McGinnis.

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

McGinnis

 

 

 

J.L. McGinnis

08/11/1932 - 05/25/2014

J. L. McGinnis, age 81 and a former resident of Konawa, Okla., passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2014 at his home in Council Hill, Okla. (near Checotah).

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa, Okla. Rev. Mitch Williams will officiate, and pallbearers are Justin McGinnis, Terry McGinnis, Danny Yort, Jerry Luce, Mike Campbell, and Alan Campbell.

J. L. was born on Aug. 11, 1932 in Konawa to Sidney Effridge McGinnis and Bessie Naomi (Hudson) McGinnis.

He went from high school into the Army National Guard on June 14, 1950.

J. L. proudly served in active military combat during the Korean War and the army occupation of Japan.

He married Wanda Nadine Huffman on Feb. 28, 1953 in the Arkansas Ozarks.

He worked as a Civil Service sheet metal worker for Tinker Air Force Base; then, he moved to the Checotah area in 1977.

J. L. was of the Pentecostal Holiness faith.

He enjoyed the outdoors and spent many hours hunting and fishing with loved ones and friends.

He is survived by one son, Jerry McGinnis and wife, Tina of Shawnee, Okla.; one daughter, Gayla Amenhauser and husband, Chris of Milledgeville, Ga.; two brothers, Gene McGinnis of Seminole and Jirl McGinnis of Seminole; two sisters, Lorene Quinalty of Seminole, and Pat Cheatham of Arkansas; two grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney and Naomi McGinnis; his wife, Nadine McGinnis on Nov. 9, 1998; one grandson, Chris Alan Shelton; and one sister, Louise Cole.

McGinnis

 

 

 

Jirl McGinnis

Funeral services for life-long Seminole County resident, Jirl D. McGinnis, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Ron Duvall officiating. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Randy Fuqua, Will Boggs, James Jones, Justin Lane, Russell Yott and J.P. "Doc" Duvall.

Honorary bearers will be Ken Jackson, Greg Walker, Terry Nix and the Adult Sunday School Class of Trinity Baptist Church.

Jirl passed away Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 at his residence in Seminole at the age of 77.

Mr. McGinnis was born Sept. 20, 1937 in Seminole County, Okla. to Sidney "F" Ethridge McGinnis and Bessie Naomi (Hudson) McGinnis.

Jirl married Emily June Parsons on May 29, 1959 in Seminole, Okla.

Mr. McGinnis worked as a Salesman for Double Cola for several years and later retired from Tom’s Peanuts.

He was a longtime member of Trinity Baptist Church in Letha and served as Deacon of the church.

Jirl served on the Varnum School Board for 22 years.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Jirl is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Emily of the home; one son, Terry McGinnis and wife Kimberly of Seminole; one daughter, Sharon Wallace and husband Dewayne of Seminole; one brother, O.G. McGinnis of Seminole; two sisters, Lorene Quinalty of Seminole and Pat Cheatham of Springdale, Ark.; five grandchildren, Laniece Jones and husband James, Shianne Lane and husband Justin, Kennedi McGinnis, Brennan McGinnis, Daniela Yott and husband Russell; four great-grandchildren, Devan Jones, Abigale Jones, Autumn Yott and Remington Yott and a host of other family and friends.

Jirl was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney "F" and Bessie Naomi McGinnis; Louise and Lee Cole, JL and Nadine McGinnis, Alberta McGinnis, Jerry McGinnis and Randy Parsons.

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

 

McGinnis

 

 

 

Donald McLeaish

Donald McLeaish had a full life of joy and accomplishment. He found his joy in serving and giving to others.

He was born in Beaumont, Tex., on an April morning in 1926.

He was educated in a one room school house, later attending French High School.

Donald went on to receive his Bachelor’s Degree from Rice University, his jurist doctorate degree from University of Texas, his Divinity degree at Catholic University, Washington, D.C., and finished his seminary degree at North American College in Rome, The Vatican.

He served many years in the Vatican, but also served in the most impoverished parts of Guatemala, Central America.

He wrote several books on Catholic Church law and he spoke several languages including Spanish, Italian, Latin, and Portuguese.

When he returned to the United States, while serving the Church, he founded The Regis Retirement Facility in Waco, Tex.

He had a beautiful voice and sang occasionally in Latin while sitting in his office when he thought no one was listening.

After his years of service to the Catholic Church, he began practicing law in the State of Texas. His practice brought him into contact with Senators and Congressmen, but mostly people of humble means.

He made no distinction between races, economic status, education, religion, or creed. He treated all with dignity and respect.

He especially had a heart to serve poor people and those who could not speak English, receiving many pro bono awards, year after year from the Dallas Bar Association.

His life was one of hard work, love of family, and of giving.

He would have rather lived in a tent and given every penny he had to help those he loved and those he worked to assist, even those he did not know.

He was a good man and a wonderful husband and father.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Harris McLeaish; his three daughters, Tori Ann Lowder, Kyle Elizabeth McGrew and Erin Doneen McLeaish; his three grandchildren, Jade Montana Lowder, Ian Hunter McGrew, and Reed Harris McGrew; and nieces, Denise Fazio Mott and Christine Fazio Huff.

He will be remembered, loved, and missed for all of time.

De gustibus non est disputandum, Dad. There will be no more disagreements regarding opinions and tastes…at least for now. We love you.

There are no plans for memorial services at this time.

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

 

McLeaish

 

 

 

Peggy McMullin

Peggy Sue McMullin, 53, Seminole, Okla. resident died Friday, June 6, 2014 at her home in Seminole. 

She was born Dec. 19, 1960 in Wewoka, Okla., to William Earl McMullin and Mary Imogene (Hale) McMullin.

She graduated from Wewoka High School in 1979. 

She went on to pursue a nursing degree and was currently working at the Pioneer Home in Wetumka, Okla.

She is survived by her fiancée’, Timothy Fry of Seminole, Okla; one daughter, Regina Klinger of Tahlequah, Okla.; one step-son, James Kerr-Fry of Maud, Okla.; one sister, Betty Crowdis of Yukon, Okla.; and one grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.  Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate the service.  Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Casket bearers will be Casey Hicks, Ryan Neese, Kenneth Long, Franklin Davis, Jimmy Hulbutta, Ricky Williams, Chad Hicks and Timmy Casselman.

Honorary bearers will be Crispin Klinger and James Kerr-Fry.

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

McMullin

 

 

 

Geneva McNally

Geneva Ethel McNally, 83, formerly of Seminole, died, Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Amarillo, Tex.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m., Monday, July 14, 2014, in Little Cemetery in Little, Okla. with her grandson, Todd Bentley officiating.

Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd., Amarillo, Tex.

She was born Aug. 4, 1930, in Seminole County, Okla., to Robert and Hazel Longacre.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy McNally.

Survivors include two sisters, Betty Aldridge and Bobbie Seifried; her children, Charlene Bentley and husband George and Steve McNally and wife Kay; five grandchildren; and fourteen great-grandchildren.

McNally

 

 

 

Paul McSperitt

Paul Clinton McSperitt, 77, a Seminole County resident died Thursday, June 26, 2014 at Midwest City Regional Hospital.

He was born Nov. 16, 1936 in Ada, Okla. to Henry McSperitt and Alta Mae (Vaughn) McSperitt.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret McSperitt of the home; two sons, Paul Daniel "Danny" McSperitt of Seminole, Okla., Bruce Edward McSperitt of Tecumseh, Okla.; one brother, Ray McSperitt of Oklahoma; one sister, Lorene Hungerford of Oklahoma City, Okla.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Monday, June 30, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole. Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate the service. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery.

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

McSperitt

 

 

 

Vada Meadors

Vada Meadors was born on April 26,1924 to Jessie and Dora Greenwood at Holdenville, Okla.

She died on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 at the age of 90 in Rockwall, Tex.

She was a seamstress.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Stanley Demings; second
husband, Robert Meadors; two sons, Danny Demings and David Demings; one sister,
Kathleen Greenwood; and one brother, Duroy Greenwood.

She is survived by her daughter, Elaine Blanton of Rockwall, Tex.; two step daughters, Barbara Taylor of Marlow, Okla., Kathryn Turner of Holdenville, Okla.; two grandchildren; two step grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; six great great grandchildren.

She is also survived by her sister, Betty Ree Horn of Seminole, Okla.; brother, Oral Greenwood of Holdenville, Okla. and a host of family of friends.

Services will be at Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home, Holdenville at 1 p.m. with her nephew Randy Greenwood and Pastor Jerry Sherfield conducting the services. Burial will be at Oakwood cemetery for family only.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Meadors

 

 

 

Evelene Meeks

Evelene C. Meeks, long time Wewoka resident, died March 21, 2014 in the Wewoka Nursing Home in Wewoka.

She was born in Sasakwa to Finis and Coley Cravens on April 12, 1939.

She attended Wewoka Schools and was employed by the Big Yank Corporation and the Wewoka School Cafeteria.

She married Ray Meeks on April 23, 1956.

Survivors include husband, Ray Meeks of the home; and one sister, Betty Lou Morland of Wewoka.

Services will be held at the Stout-Phillips Chapel on Tuesday, March 25, at 2 p.m. Burial will be at the Little Cemetery in Little.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Meeks

 

 

 

Richard Melton

Richard Dean Melton, 71, lifelong Seminole resident died Saturday, March 22, 2014 in Tulsa, Okla. Richard was born October 2, 1942 in Seminole, Okla., to Frances A. (Northcott) and Robert A. Melton.

Richard was a gospel minister and had also worked at the Seminole Schools in maintenance. Richard was of the Baptist faith. He graduated from Seminole High School and attended two years of college. He also served his country in the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1965 and attained the rank of SP4.

Richard is survived by his five children Rob Melton, Terry Melton, Misty Melton, Amy Casuey and Christy Earhart all of Calif., his grandchildren Melissa, Caleb and Laura McCutcheon, Haley and Steven Hendryx , he is also survived his former wife, Gayla Melton Hendryx of Seminole.

Memorial services will be held at a later date at Little Cemetery.

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

 

Melton

 

 

 

Avis Merideth

Avis Mayellen Hale Merideth, 91, of Wewoka, died Jan. 16, 2014.

She was born March 28, 1922, in Sparks, Okla., to George Henry Hale and Loretta Smith Hale.

She lived her early childhood years in Ada. When she was a first grader her family moved to Maud where she lived until a year after high school graduation, moving to Wewoka to work for the US Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service as a secretary for 38 years.

She married Arlie Robert (Dick) Merideth on Dec. 5, 1944, and they were the parents of one child, Jean Merideth.

Avis was a member of First Christian Church of Wewoka.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Dick; her father George (Henry) Hale; her mother, Loretta Hale; her siblings, Cecil Hale, George Hale, Thelma Jean Hale O'Dell; nieces, Debbie Hale Tacetta, Denora Hale De la Cruz and nephew Ray Hale.

She is survived by her daughter, Jean Merideth of Wewoka and nieces and nephews and their children, Donna Lynn Hale Fulton of Stockton, Calif.; Jim Hale of Kerrville, Tex.; Andy and Sherry Hale of Abiline, Tex.; Sammy and Kelly O'Dell of Joy, Tex.; and Patti and Bill Taylor, Susie and Rick Skaggs and Jim and Debbie O'Dell of Norman, Okla.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 at Stout Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Tommy Azlin officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Pallbearers will be her nephews, Bill Taylor, Rick Skaggs, Duncan Skaggs, Sammy O'Dell, Jim O'Dell, Timothy O'Dell, and her friend and neighbor Kevin Wallace.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Grace Middleton

Grace Ann Middleton, a Seminole, Okla. resident, died Friday, May 16, 2014 at Seminole at the age of 76.

She was born Oct. 9, 1937, in Atlanta, Ga. to Matthew Maricic, Sr. and Donata Ferone.

She married Earl Richard Middleton.

She retired in 2009, after working as a Chief Operator for Continental Telephone, Verizon Wireless, Wal-Mart and working in the Real Estate profession in California.

She is survived by five sons, Pat Silvestro of Elkhart, Ind., Dale Silvestro of Victorville, Calif., Tony Middleton of Wewoka, Okla., Rick Middleton of Cromwell, Okla., Gary Middleton of Elkhart, Ind.; one daughter, Rosemarie Perry of Albany, Ore.; two sisters, Anna Duncan and Lorene Montero both of Honolulu, Hawaii.

She is also survived by several grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Earl Middleton and three brothers, Billy, Matt, and Johnny.

Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, located at 2104 Seran Drive, Wewoka.

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

Middleton

 

 

 

Verlin Miller

Verlin Mae Miller, 81, longtime Seminole resident, died Saturday, April 12, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Okla. Verlin was born September 9, 1932 in Wewoka, Okla. to Virgie Mae (Goff) and J. Henry Weston.

Verlin grew up in Seminole and graduated from Varnum High School as their Valedictorian. She was a longtime faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Seminole. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Girl Scout Leader, Rainbow Mom, Cub Scout Den Mother, Boy Scout Mom and Member of the Homemaker Club of America and a member of the 45th Infantry Women’s Auxiliary.

Verlin was a homemaker, and also worked along side her husband and family at the Miller Plant Farm north of Seminole.

Verlin married Archie Dale Miller on August 25, 1950 in Seminole. He preceded her in death on July 19, 2008.

Verlin is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and David Tillman of Benbrook, Tex., two sons and daughter-in-law’s, Glen and Stacey Miller of El Reno, Okla., and David and Anna Miller of Ogden, Utah; two sisters and brothers-in-law; Mary and Jerry Minihan of Seminole, Okla., and Lelia and Gene Dixson of Albuquerque, N.M.

She is also survived by her six grandchildren; Chase Bilbrey and his wife Tina of Dallas, Tex., Andrew Miller and wife Erin of El Reno, Okla., Aeryn, Annika and Daneli Miller of Ogden, Utah, and two great-grandchildren, Korbin Bilbrey and Riley Bilbrey of Dallas, Tex.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter Diane Miller and her husband Archie Miller, a brother Jud Weston and a granddaughter Emily Miller.

Funeral services are planned for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Little Cemetery.

Honorary casket bearers will be Chase Bilbrey, Andrew Miller, Erin Miller, Aeryn Miller, Annika Miller and Daneli Miller.

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

 

Miller

 

 

 

Mike Million

Mike Wayne Million, 64, of Magazine, Ark. died Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, in Magazine.

He was born March 14, 1950, in Enid, Okla.

He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

Memorial service may be held at a later date.

Cremation was under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home.

He is survived by his wife, Laura; a daughter, Felicia Woods of Paris; a stepdaughter, Lola West of Magazine; two sons, Justin Million of Driggs and Quentin Million of Booneville; two stepsons, James and Oliver Corley, both of Magazine; a sister, Marie Turner of Enid, Okla.; a brother, Fritz Million of Wewoka, Okla.; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Jimmie Minter

Jimmie Glen Minter passed away at Midwest Regional Hospital on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at the age of 58.

He was born Oct. 26, 1955 in Seminole to Carl James Minter and Nedra Ann Mathis Minter.

Jimmie attended Strother School and was employed as a truck driver.

He married Cheryl Graves Lauderdale on Dec. 15, 2000.

He is survived by his wife, Cheryl of the home; three sons, James of Mansfield, Tex., Daniel of Greenville, Tex., and Joseph of Seminole; father, Carl James Minter of Seminole; one brother, Dwayne Minter of Charlotte, N.C.; stepchildren, Michael Lauderdale of Marlow, Okla., and Jennifer Lauderdale of St. Louis, Okla.; niece and nephew, Kim and Steven Minter and several other family members.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Nedra Minter and brother, Darrell Minter and first wife, Cathy Minter.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m. at Little Cemetery Chapel.

 

 

 

Doris Mishler

Doris Marie Mishler died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.

She was born Feb. 6, 1922.

Visitation will be on Thursday, Feb. 27 from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Resthaven Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel.

 

 

 

Doris Mishler

Doris Marie Mishler, passed away February 22, 2014 in Shawnee, Okla. at the age of 92. She was born to Walter and Leila Herdlicka on February 6, 1922 in Iowa City, Iowa.

Doris was a member of the Harvey Rd. Baptist Church of Seminole and was known as a seamstress and homemaker. Doris’s recent pastimes included gardening and attending water aerobics with her friends.

Doris is preceded in death by her beloved husband, David Monroe Mishler; her parents, Walter and Leila Herdlicka; and 2 grand-daughters: Lisa Shaw, and April Tucker.

Doris is survived by 5 children: David Mishler Jr. of Westcliffe, Colo., Dayle Davies and husband Terry of Leesburg, Va., Darwin Mishler of Seminole, Okla., Diana Eddy and husband Mark of Visalia, Calif., and Donella Mahoney of Seminole, Okla.. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Services were under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home of Shawnee, Okla. The Funeral Service was held Friday, 2/28/14, at 2:00 p.m. at Resthaven Chapel in Shawnee, Okla.

 

Mishler

 

 

 

Alice Mitchell

Alice Ann Mitchell, 65, longtime Seminole resident, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2014 in Midwest City, Okla.

Alice was born Sept. 6, 1948 in Seminole, Okla. to Elmer Jon (E.J.) Evans and Minnie (Hamlin) Evans.

Alice was a payroll coordinator for Valley Labs in Boulder, Colo., before she retired.

She graduated from Seminole High School, Class of 1966 and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Seminole.

She spent four years in New Mexico and 20 years in Colorado before moving back to Seminole in 2001.

She loved to cross stich, quilt, making dolls and dresses for her granddaughters, the internet, baking and cooking. She was a member of an online Quilting club.

She married Robert Mitchell on Aug. 24, 1968 in Seminole.

She is survived by her loving husband, Robert Mitchell of Seminole; two sons, Rob Mitchell and his wife, Lara of Norman, Okla. and Colin Mitchell of Boulder, Colo.; her mother, Minnie Evans of Seminole; one sister, Janice Griffith of Verdigris, Okla.; four grandchildren, Ethan and Mackenzie Mitchell and Ashley and Daniel Pfannenstiel.

She was preceded in death by her father and a brother, Arthur Evans.

Visitation will begin Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 and last till Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home. No memorial services have been planned.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to scleroderma.org in memory of Alice.

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

Mitchell

 

 

 

Beverly Mmaitsi

Beverly Jean Mmaitsi died July 14, 2014 at North Texas Medical Center.

She was born Nov. 14, 1952 in Modesto, Calif. to Floyd James and Mary Jane (McGee) Dillon.

Survivors include husband, Sam Mmaitsi of Gainesville; daughters, Nancy Kyi Mmaitsi of Kenya, Africa, Christine Drummond-Monroe of Eugene, Ore. and Natasha Nicole Drummond of Holdenville, Okla.; and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Nicolas Alexander Drummond.

A wake service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, July 18 at the Middle Creek #2.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the Middle Creek #2 Church. Interment will follow at the church cemetery.

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

An online guest book is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Mmaitsi

 

 

 

Patricia Monreal

Patricia Kay (Davis) Monreal, Seminole resident died Sunday, May 18, 2014 in Seminole at the age of 75.

She was born Feb. 8, 1939 in Seminole to Joseph Harvey Davis and Roxie L. (Sparks) Davis.

She grew up in the Seminole area and attended college before selling Avon and Mary Kay products, she was employed as a secretary for a construction company, a homemaker and worked as a secretary for Pearl River County Sheriff’s Department in Mississippi.

She married Gustavo F. Monreal, in Ennis, Tex. on Sept. 2, 1989.

She is survived by her husband, Gustavo Monreal of the home; two sons, Ronnie Vaughan of Bentonville, Ark., Scott Vaughan of Red Oak, Tex.; two brothers, Gerald Davis of Ardmore, Okla., Clifton Davis of Laverne, Okla.; five sisters, Ima Ruth Russell of Seminole, Wanda Jo Harvey of Seminole, Barbara Miner of Aberdean, Miss., Janice Dudley of Ennis, Tex. and Reba Mash of Ennis, Tex. and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Roxie Davis; and one daughter.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Little Cemetery with her husband Gustavo Monreal officiating.

Casket bearers are Eddie Bailey, Leslie Nadeau, Bill West, and Danny Presley.

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

Monreal

 

 

 

Judy Montgomery

 

Judith Evonn "Judy" Montgomery, 74 year old longtime Seminole resident passed from this life on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Okla. 

She was born July 11, 1940 in Seminole, Okla. to parents Dibrell Lewis Brewer and Leta Mae (Arthur) Brewer.

On Jan. 27, 1958 Judy married Homer Lee Montgomery and sadly he preceded her in death on March 12, 2001.

Homer worked for Arkla Gas Company which led him and his family to live in different locations including Hominy, Okla. 

While in Hominy, Judy joined E.S.A. (Epsilon Sigma Alpha, an International Sorority,) the Epsilon Kappa Chapter. 

The family moved back to Seminole in 1987 where Judy continued being active in E.S.A., the Zeta Epsilon Chapter in Seminole. 

While involved in the Sorority for 38 years, Judy held many offices and received many awards locally and internationally. 

Judy was also a member of the Seminole First Baptist Church.

Judy worked as a stock broker for many years at Edward Jones, Stifle Nicholas, and Landry Asset Management until her retirement in 2006.

Judy leaves to cherish her memory one son, Bruce Montgomery of Seminole, Okla., three daughters, Sheila Smith and her husband Mike of Edmond, Okla., Tracy Nelson of Oklahoma City, Okla., Michele Endress and her husband Bobby of Moore, Okla., two sisters-in-law, Patricia Clark of Bethany, Okla., Vera Rammage and her husband Tommy of Seminole, Okla., brother-in-law, Donald Montgomery of Seminole, Okla., four sisters, Sharon Terral of Arlington, Tex., Jo Lystad and her husband Dean of Stephenville, Tex., Elizabeth Haley of York, S. C., Cindi Todd of Seminole, Okla., eight grandchildren who she adored, Daniel Smith, Rachel Smith, Nick Nelson, Jennifer Nelson, Lindsay Saenz, Jerrod Driskill, Zac Endress, Jacob Endress. Six great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and dear friends.

Judy was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Homer Montgomery, by her father, Dibrell Brewer, by her mother, Leta Mae Sanders, by two sisters, Ruth Harrison, Norma McEntire, by two brothers, Leon Sanders, and Jimmy Sanders.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 at the Seminole First Baptist Church located at 420 Reid Street in Seminole, Okla., Judy’s nephew, Camden Sanders will officiate the service. 

Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

Casket Bearers will be: Judy’s grandsons, Daniel Smith, Nick Nelson, Jerrod Driskell, Zac Endress and Jacob Endress.

Honorary Bearers will be: Ollie Adams, Delmar Stewart, "Sonny" Simmons, and her sisters of Epsilon Sigma Alpha International Sorority.

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

 

Montgomery

 

 

 

Albert Morgan

Former Wewoka resident, Albert "Boob" Morgan passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Solara Hospital in Muskogee, Okla.

He was born on Jan. 11, 1930 in Henryetta, Okla. to Frank Morgan and Iva Belle (Brown) Morgan.

Albert worked as the Public Works Director for the City of Wewoka.

He enjoyed fishing and hunting, and taught many children how to do so.

He loved building and tinkering, and could fix anything.

Albert especially loved spending time with his family.

Albert is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Iva Belle (Brown) Morgan; and his brothers, Arthur Webster, Stanley Morgan and Melvin Morgan.

He is survived by his wife, Betty (Dodd) Morgan of the home; his children, Beverly Morgan of Oklahoma City, Tonya "Connie" Knapp and husband Robert of Wewoka; his grandchildren, Starla Norwood and husband Michael of Oklahoma City, Eddie Loving of Wewoka, Sara Kovash of Edmond, and Rodney Martin II of Wewoka; 10 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and his sister, Margaret Ogden of Chouteau.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at the First Assembly of God Church in Wewoka, with Pastor Perry Justice officiating. Interment will follow at the Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Hill, Rodney Martin II, Michael Norwood, Zachary Norwood, Jason Loving and Robert Knapp.

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

Online condolences can be made at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Morgan

 

 

 

Esther Morgan

Esther "Imogene" Morgan passed away Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 at Touchmark Coffee Creek Memory Care, Edmond, Okla. at the age of 96 years.

She was born Feb. 7, 1918 in Seneca, Pa. to the late Charles and Freeda (Moore) Sadler.

Imogene married Gilmer B. Morgan July 20, 1941, he preceded her in death May 13, 1994.

The couple had two children Beverly (Gay) and Gilmer (Gil).

The family owned and operated The Morgan and Sons Monument Co. for 65 years.

Later they opened Morgan's Mug and Supper Club next to the monument company. It became known for the best place to get a cold root beer and Wednesday night fish and her famous home made pies.

Being civic minded they supported local community events for many years.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Wewoka and Seminole Nation Museums.

She was avid bridge player and continued to play until recent years.

Imogene is preceded in death by her parents; husband Gilmer Morgan; daughter Beverly Gay Morgan Bryant and husband Tommy; grandson in-law Jon Arrasmith .

Survivors included son Dr. Gilmer (Gil) B. Morgan II and wife Jeanine, of Edmond; granddaughters, Morgan, Molly, Maggie, and Melanie; two great-granddaughters Sydney and Charlotte Larrison, one on the way Evelyn Arrasmith; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Aug. 14, 2014 at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Susan Rice officiating .

Pallbearers will be Jim Feld, Kelly Morgan, John Norman, Merlin Flor, James Larrison, and David Larrison.

The family will gather at Stout-Phillips Chapel Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. to meet and greet family and friends.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to First United Methodist Church, Wewoka, PO Box 595, Wewoka, OK 74884.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guest book is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Morgan

 

 

 

Jewel Morland

Jewel (Bramblette) Morland, 97, long time Seminole, Okla. resident, died Friday, July 25, 2014 at Colonial Estates Care Center in Shawnee, Okla. 

She was born Oct. 16, 1916 in Seminole to Terrell Bramblette and Ola Denise Allen (Clifton) Bramblette.

In the early years, she went to California to help in the war efforts along with other women that were called "Rosie the Riveter," she later returned to Seminole where she met and married Vernon "Vern" Morland. 

She worked at various businesses in Seminole including, the Gusher Inn (now known as the Oxford Inn), Seminole High School Cafeteria, Pioneer Nursing Home and Miller’s Plant Farm. 

She is survived by four sons, Larry Morland of Texas, David Morland of Seminole, Mike Morland of Shawnee, Rusty Morland of Seminole; three daughters, Yvonne Welliver of Shawnee, Doris (Gale) Morland of Shawnee, Shirley Johnson of Moore; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and a host of other family.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Terrell and Ola Bramblette; her husband, Vern Morland; one son, Gary Morland; three brothers, Elmer Reynolds, Vernon Bramblette, Fred Bramblette; and one granddaughter, Diane Morland Griffin.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Rev. Alan Wood officiating the service.  Interment will follow at Little Cemetery.

Casket Bearers will be Mike Morland, Eric Morland, David Morland, Rusty Morland, Traci Welliver and Jason Welliver.

Honorary Bearers will be Amos Welliver, Adam Welliver and Cole Morland.

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

Morland

 

 

 

Bobby Morris

Bobby Joe Morris, age 83 and a resident of Asher, Oklahoma passed away on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at his home.

A graveside service with full military honors is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 8th at Quinton City Cemetery, in Quinton, Oklahoma under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa. Rev. Matt Riddle will officiate and J.D. Pippins will assist.

Visitation will begin Friday, November 7th from 8:30 until 7:00 p.m. at the Konawa funeral home, and a book is available now for signing.

Bob was born on December 14, 1930 in Quinton, Okla. to Lee Freeman Morris and Grace Elizabeth (Langford) Morris. He graduated from Quinton High School and married Thelma L. Pippins on May 21, 1955 in Oklahoma City.

He worked as a railroad foreman and a coal miner, and for the air force with twenty-one years of military service as a Technical Sergeant.

During his military career, he was a member of the 46th Communications Squadron, and he was honored for his commendable service as a Maintenance Analysis Technician, Command Manager, Directorate of Communications and Electronics, and Deputy Chief of Staff of Operations.

He served two terms in Korea and was stationed in Zwibrucken and Semback Germany. Bob also served ten years in Civil Service at Tinker Airforce Base until his retirement.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Telma L. Morris of the home; three sons, Kevin Morris of Stratford, Okla., Ronald Morris of Asher, Okla., and Mark Morris of Lexington, Okla.; one sister, Bartona Manning of Shawnee, six grandchildren, Jennifer Morris, Brandon Morris, Justin Morris, Taylor Morris, Melanie Digison, and Stanley Gentry; and one great grandchild, Zeland Gentry.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Grace Morris; one brother, Arthur Morris; one sister, Bessie Brown; and one grandchild, Amy Digison.

Morris

 

 

 

Charlotte Morris

Charlotte Carol Harris Morris, 72, Seminole county resident died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 at Oklahoma Heart Hospital North in Oklahoma City, Okla.

She was born Oct. 9, 1941 in Holdenville, Okla. to Louis Harris and Iva (Jackson) Harris.

She worked as the executive secretary for Chiron Ophthalmic Company in Irvine, Calif. before moving back to Seminole county eight years ago from Tustin, Calif.

Survivors include two daughters, Kimberly Velazquez of Earlsboro, Okla., Sherri Lynn Morris of Seattle, Wash.; one brother, Edward Harris of Texas; one sister, Lahoma Pruitt of Plainview, Tex.; and a host of other family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Iva (Jackson) Harris; her father, Louis Harris; and three sisters, Penny, Delores, and Laveda.

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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Doyle Morris

Doyle Gene Morris, 60, longtime Seminole resident passed away, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 in Seminole.

Doyle was born June 4, 1954 in Holdenville, Okla., to Willa Dean (Locke) and Carl William Morris.

Doyle lived in Seminole all his life and attended Seminole Public Schools, graduating from Seminole High School in 1972.

He was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church in Seminole, and was baptized on Jan. 17, 1972.

Doyle served his country, in the U.S. Army as a SPC-E-4. Doyle was a member of the American Legion.

He enjoyed fishing and collecting bandanas.

Doyle retired in 2006, after working for Morris and Son’s Power Tong Service and the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum.

Doyle married Joan Ross on Oct. 20, 1989, in Seminole, Okla.

Doyle is survived by his wife, Joan Ross Morris of Seminole; three sons, Wayland Morris of Seminole, Jackie Parker and his wife Donita of Meeker, Okla., and Rick Parker and his wife Lori of Gidding, Tex.; and a daughter, Brandi Simpson and her husband Chip of Seminole.

He is also survived by two brothers, David Morris and his wife Sheri, of Bay City, Mich. and Darrell Morris and his wife Tracy of Fredonia, Kans.; one sister, Deb Wimer and her husband Ken of McLoud, Okla.; nieces, Stephanie Broughton and her husband Brian of Choctaw, Okla., Stacy Stiffler of Seminole, Aubrey Cavett of McLoud, Okla. and Ashley Cavett of Edmond, Okla., and Leah, Jade and Austin Morris of Bay City, Mich.; seven grandchildren, Gaberial Morris, Cara O’Neal, Jackilyn Parker, Justin Parker, Kayla Parker, Ross Parker and Jacob Blalock; six great grandchildren, Kaylee Fryar, Korbyn Peltier, Jaycee O’Neal, Raylee Blalock, Weston Blalock and Jaydin Parker.

Doyle was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Willa Dean Morris.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Mark Hennen officiating. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery, with Military Honors.

Casket bearers will be Justin Parker, Jacob Blalock, Fielding O’Neal, Ken Wimer, Brian Broughton, Dustin Broughton, Ross Parker, Jackie Parker, Charlie Anson, Rick Parker and Andre Bauer.

Honorary Bearers will be Ross Parker, Gabriel Morris, and Charley Anson.

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

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Harry Morris

Harry Phillip Morris, age 78 and a long-time resident of Seminole, Okla., passed away on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 at Chickasaw Medical Center in Ada, Oklahoma.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole. 

Burial will follow at Little Cemetery. 

A full obit will follow.

 

 

 

 

Harry Morris

Harry Phillip Morris, 78, longtime Seminole resident died, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 at Chickasaw Nation Medical Center in Ada, Okla.

Phillip was born March 16, 1936 in Seminole, Okla. to Vaden Elizabeth (Smith) and Harry Oakes Morris.

Phillip attended New Lima Public Schools and graduated in 1954; he attended East Central University, Oklahoma State University, University of Oklahoma, Tulsa University and received his Masters of Education from St. Mary’s in San Antonio, Tex.

Phillip was a member of the Disciples of Christ First Christian Church in Seminole where he was an elder.

He was an active member of the Seminole City Masonic Lodge # 476 AF & AM, where he served in all offices and served as worshipful Master three times, and currently was serving as secretary of the lodge.

He was also a proud member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

Phillip retired from the United States Air Force in 1981 after 20 years of service to his country; he attained the rank of Captain.

He was also a retired educator, teaching Math and Business at Earlsboro Schools, Carnegie Schools, Prague Schools, Dustin Schools, and was principal at Hanna High School.  

Phillip raised Registered Simmental Cattle, loved being with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.  

He taught concealed carry gun courses here in Seminole, and was an avid gun lover.

Phillip married Patricia Ann Lasley on March 27, 1959 at the Air Force Base in Amarillo, Texas.

Phillip is survived by his loving wife of 55 years Patricia Ann Morris of Seminole, one son Phillip Alan Morris and his wife Tommy of Seminole, Okla., two daughters Phyllis Ann Wallace of Ada, Oklahoma, and Patricia Kay Crabbe and her husband Don Crabbe of Cabot, Arkansas, one sister Mary Lou Duggins of Sharon, Okla. and a sister-in-law Clarice Morris of Seminole, Okla., nine grandchildren Amy Ballagh and her husband Garet, Bryan Allen, Brent Allen and his wife Melanie, Laura Lipps, Eric Gray, Angela Wacha and her husband Scott, Krystal Morris and Scott Enderson and Kara Crabbe, Great Grandchildren, Lucus Lipps, Gavin Lee Ballagh, Maeleigh Ann Allen, Gia Nicole Ballagh and Finley Olivia Allen.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Jack Favor Morris, grandson Jacob Wayne Crabbe, and son-in-law, Dr. J.B. Wallace.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole, Okla. with Rev. Glen Pence officiating, Masonic rites will be given by Seminole City Lodge # 476.

Burial will follow with full military honors at Little Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Bryan Allen, Brent Allen, Scott Enderson, Eric Gray, Dee Henson and John Henson.

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

Funeral Information: November 25, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel located at 1001 N. Milt Phillips Ave., Seminole, Okla. 74868

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Christina Motley

Seminole county resident Christina Renea (Roberts) Motley, 29, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 at Midwest City, Okla.

She was born Aug. 23, 1984 in Tulsa, Okla. to O'Neal Smith and Lahoma Factor Roberts.

Wake services are scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Horace Bradshaw officiating.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 at Middle Creek #2, with Rev. Anthony Bradshaw officiating and burial to follow at Tate Mountain Cemetery.

She was a member of the Tallahassee Band.

She married Billy Motley Sept. 10, 2011 in Wewoka, Okla.

She is preceded in death by her mother.

Survivors include husband, Billy Motley of the home; father, O'Neal Smith of Stillwater, Okla.; children, Ariana Roberts, Nathaniel Roberts, Fayv Motley, and Shi Colbert all of Wewoka.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home in Wewoka.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Betty Moy

Betty Lou Moy passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014 in Holdenville, Okla. at the age of 84 years.

Betty was born Jan. 19, 1930 in Earlsboro, Okla. to Ira and Alma McCoy.

She attended Kight and Wewoka Schools.

She married Gregory Pete Moy II on Nov. 8, 1948 in Sasakwa, Okla.

They were blessed with two children, Mary Gale Moy and Elisabeth Moy Wilkerson.

Betty is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Mary Gale Moy; her husband, Gregory Pete Moy; brothers, Albert, Ovid, Burl, James, Donald McCoy; sisters, Garnett McCoy, Edith Rankin, Eva Linder, and Mary Grigsby.

Survivors are daughter, Liz Wilkerson and husband Mike of Holdenville; grand daughters, Hayley Kelley of Wewoka, and Kesha Wilkerson of Holdenville.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m.  Thursday May 8, 2014 at the Holdenville Faith Free Will Baptist Church in Holdenville with Rev. Earl Scroggins officiating and burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Pallbearers are Mike Wilkerson, Brent Kelley, Brock Ward, Richard Cline II, Roger Wilkerson, and Jim Bob Martin.

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

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Mattie Mae Muirhead-Kinghorn-Dillman

"What A Day That Will Be When My Jesus I Shall See."

This was Mattie's favorite song, and it came to pass on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 1:25 p.m.

Mattie rejoined her beloved family, her parents David Earl and Dellie Jane Muirhead; brothers, Sid Muirhead, Burl Muirhead, and Ples Muirhead; sisters Edna Jackson-Bonnie Faye House-McGaha; husbands, Tom Kinghorn, and Stowman C. Dillman.

Mattie leaves behind a brother, Dewey Muirhead of Wewoka who has faithfully and lovingly visited her everyday and cared for her every need. Dewy was with Mattie when she left this world.

Her last communication was when she lifted her hand and waved good bye to him. It was if she wanted him to know she knew he was with her, until the very end.

Mattie also leaves behind her sister, Carrie Ruth McClelland, of Grandbury, Tex. Mattie was like a second Mother to her and she loved her dearly and will miss her forever.

Mattie is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Mattie's journey of more than 103 years began on June 23, 1910 in Yeager, Okla.

Her parents had moved from Arkansas to Oklahoma. She lived most of her early years in the Phillips Plant area.

Mattie attended a one room school house at Lone Oak.

Mattie became a Christian early in life, mostly going to Brush Arbor revivals , not having any other Church nearby.

Mattie married Tom Kinghorn in 1935, Tom died in 1952.

In 1954 Mattie married Stowman C. Dillman. Her beloved Stowman passed away on Jan. 5, 1980.

Mattie never had any children but loved her family dearly.

Mattie and Stowman lived in Cromwell on their beloved farm for many years.

They were both active in the Cromwell Baptist Church.

They moved to Wewoka in 1972. They were members of the First Baptist Church where Mattie taught Sunday School for many years.

When Mattie was no longer able to live alone she moved to the Wewoka Rehabilitation and Care Center.

After a long well lived life Mattie went to meet her Savior Jesus Christ. What a glorious day.

Services for Mattie were held at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 2 p.m. with Eddie Neil and Aaron Alsbrook as speakers and burial followed at Wetumka Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Michael Jackson, Timmy Muirhead, Terry Muirhead, Clark Campbell, Randy Chaney, and Jim Moody.

Honorary pallbearer was Tommy Muirhead.

Arrangements were by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Roland Mullins

Roland Edward Mullins, 54, life-long resident of Konawa, Okla. died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 at home.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa. Rev. Willie Williams will officiate.

Pallbearers are Tommy Gibson, Zeb Kuestersteffen, Daren Oliphant, Justin Cathy, Michael Palmer, Lee Mullins, and Randy Robertson.

Honorary pallbearers are Sebastian Palmer, Keegon W. Mullins, Talen Cathy, and Jimmy Morehead.

He was born Aug. 24, 1959 in Wewoka, Okla. to Louie Mullins and Mae (Heard) Mullins.

He graduated from Konawa High School and worked as an oilfield driller.

He married Dianna (Anderson) on Jan. 20, 1979 in Konawa.

He is survived by his wife, Dianna Mullins of the home; his mother, Mae Mullins of Konawa; one son, Lee Edward Mullins of Konawa; four daughters, Shala Palmer of Elgin, Okla., Lindsey of Sparta, Tenn., Racine Cathy of Goldsboro, N.C., and Annie Mae Mullins of Konawa; one brother, Steve Mullins of Sasakwa, Okla.; one sister, Debbie Kuestersteffen of Sasakwa; and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Louie Mullins; and one brother, Ricky Mullins.

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Shirley Myers

Services for Shirley Maxine Myers, 78, of Ada, are 2 p.m. Thursday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. Mickey Shaw will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery.

Mrs. Myers died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 at a Midwest City hospital.

She was born June 15, 1935 at Oklahoma City, Okla. to Elmer and Modena Hammond Young.

She attended school in Porterville, Calif.

She married Charles Vernon Myers on June 14, 1952 in Ada.

Mrs. Myers worked at Wal-Mart for 26 years.

She was a member of Morris Memorial Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Vernon Myers, of Seminole; a daughter, Sharon Shaw and husband, Mickey of Seminole; her son, Ricky Myers of Yukon; her three grandsons, Derek Shaw and wife, Rachel, Brandon Shaw and wife, Amy, and Ricky Myers and wife, Jessica; one granddaughter, Angie Parks and husband, Jade; three great grandchildren, Jaxon Shaw and Ella and Jase Parks; two brothers, Larry and Nancy Young and Jimmy Young; two brothers-in-law, Gene and Pat Myers and Stanley and Joann Myers; a sister-in-law, Velma Woods; a niece, Norma Weger; and a nephew, Mike Meredith.

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

Bearers will be Derek Shaw, Brandon Shaw, Jade Parks, Ricky Myers, Kevin Young, Jordan Young and Ronnie Myers.

Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to criswellfh.com.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home in Ada.

Joseph Nappa

Memorial service for Joseph H. "Tennessee Joe" Nappa, 80, former Shawnee resident, will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel with JD Cunningham, officiating.

Joe passed away April 9, 2014, in Watauga, Tex.

Joe was born Oct. 18, 1933, in Jellico, Tenn., to Haleen Mike and Hind Nappa.

He moved to Shawnee as a teenager. He attended Shawnee High School and played football there. He was #87. He graduated in 1953.

He then attended Murray State College and played on the football team.

After graduating from college he went into the retail business.

Joe loved to dance.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Rufus Nappa; one nephew, Rodney Nappa; and one niece, Linda R. Nappa.

Joe is survived by one brother, Mike Nappa, Watauga, Tex.; one sister, Betty Strickland, Tyler, Tex.; five nieces, Nadia, Suzanne, Anne, Janette and Mary; four nephews, Jim, Mike, Michael, and Daniel; and two great nephews, Joshua and Joseph.

Elizabeth Neese

Elizabeth A. Neese, 94, of Amarillo died Sept. 9, 2014.

Graveside service will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 in Strothers Historical Chapel in Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole Okla.

Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 South Georgia, Amarillo, Tex.

Elizabeth was born Dec. 24, 1919 in Marlow, Okla. to Ray and Cora Hill.

She married J.D. Neese on Sept. 30, 1936 and together they celebrated over 60 years of marriage.

The couple were dedicated and involved business people. They owned and operated The Silk Purse Dress shop in Seminole shopping center for over 25 years.

Elizabeth moved to Amarillo to be closer to her family.

Elizabeth truly based her life on the attributes of the Proverbs 31 Woman,

"She has the business skills to buy and sell in the market, along with the heartfelt sensitivity and compassion to care for and fulfill the needs of people around her. Cheerfully and energetically she tackles the challenges each day brings. But with all her responsibilities, first and foremost, she looks to God. Her primary concern is God’s will in her life. She is a woman after God’s own heart."

She was preceded in death by her husband, J.D. Neese; her parents; and a son, Dr. Thomas C. Neese.

Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Judith Neese of Amarillo, her sister, Mary Sue Snider of Yukon, Okla., her brother, Richard Hill and wife Sue of Norman, Okla., four grandchildren, Michael Neese and wife Lesa of Bastrop, Julia Dunn and husband Steve of Bastrop, Dr. Susan Neese and husband Danny Richburg of Amarillo, and Andrew Neese of Amarillo, and nine great grandchildren.

Please sign our online guest register at www.schoolerfuneralhome.com

 

Neil Nehrbass, Sr.

Neil Allan Nehrbass, Sr., 67, of Rossville, died on Friday, November 14, 2014.

He was born in Wausau, Wis., where he lived for most of his life before moving to the North Georgia area about 13 years ago.

He made his living as a farmer and brick mason and was a member of Battlefield Ministries Community Church.

He loved going to church, making people laugh and spending time with friends and family.

He was a loving a devoted husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilmer and Anita Nehrbass and two sons.

Survivors include his loving wife of more than 37 years, Linda Faye Stroup Nehrbass of Rossville; seven children, Randy Anderson, Thomas Anderson and Daniel Nehrbass, all of Merrill, Wi., Neil Allan Nehrbass, Jr., Andy Nehrbass, Ashley Nehrbass and Kay Nehrbass all of Rossville; four sisters, Kathleen Kulas of Athens, Wis., LeAnne Barttelp of Wausau, Wis., Mary McCullough of Seminole, Okla. and Lynn Moore of Marathon, Wis.; 13 grandchildren; special friend, Uncle Al and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 21, at the Battlefield Ministries Community Church with Pastor Darrell Vaughn officiating.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the church on Friday.

An online guest book is at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com.

Arrangements are by W. L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Homes, Fort Oglethorpe

 

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Jerry Nelson

Jerry Lee Nelson, 71-year old Maud, Okla. resident passed from this life on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 at his home in Maud surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Dec. 11, 1942 in Ada, Okla. to parents Audie Lee Nelson and Ina Lavida (Crawley) Nelson.

Jerry grew up in Ada where he graduated from Ada High School in 1960.

On Oct. 21, 1981 Jerry married Nickie Thompson in Shawnee, Okla.

Jerry owned and operated the Maud Nursing Home for several years.

While at the same time he was a very active horse trainer. He had won several horse races throughout Oklahoma and surrounding states.

Jerry had served as the Commissioner for the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission. He was also a member of the Thoroughbred Association.

Jerry love to raise cattle and later in life he worked as a manager for Wrangler Jean Company in Seminole until his retirement.

He was also of the Baptist faith.

Jerry leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of almost 33 years, Nickie (Thompson) Nelson; his mother, Ina Castleberry of Ada, Okla.; one son, Jerry Lee "Jay" Nelson and his wife Terri of Maud, Okla.; one daughter, Jennifer Fosler and her husband Steve of Snyder, Okla.; two step-sons, Frank D. Hopkins and his wife Mandy of Maud, Okla., Nicholas B. Hopkins and his wife Jennifer of College Station, Tex.; one brother, Dewayne Nelson and his wife Sheryl of San Antonio, Tex.; one sister, Pam Scroggins and her husband Tim of Francis, Okla.; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a host of other family and dear friends.

Jerry was preceded in death by his father, Audie Lee Nelson and by one sister, Deanna Nelson Hurst.

Honorary Bearers will be Gene Cole, Bob Miller, Furman Huff and Shawn Wofford.

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Heartland Hospice for their outstanding care.

Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole, Okla. with Chaplain Darrell Witten 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

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Kenny Joe Newell

Kenny Joe Newell, 49, Shawnee, Okla. resident, died Friday, February 21, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Okla. Kenney was born February 21, 1965 in Norman, Okla. to Kay Donna (Jarrell) and Terry Joe Newell.

Kenny grew up in Shawnee and attended Strother High School, Northeast of Seminole. Kenny was the valedictorian of his graduating class in 1982. Kenny was an active member of the Church of Christ. During his work career he was a self-employed welder. He also did construction work and farmed several hundred acres in western Oklahoma.

Kenny is survived by his father, Terry Joe Newell and wife Jo Ann Newell of Shawnee, Okla.; a son, Jesse Newell of Sweetwater, Okla., a daughter Jill Newell of Edmond, Okla.; brother Keith Newell and wife Terri of Orange, Tex.; two sisters, Donnita Ward and husband Terry of Eden Prairie, Minn. and Lori Mathews of Oklahoma City, Okla.

Kenny was preceded in death by his mother, Kay Donna Newell in 1995.

Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M., Monday, February 24, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole, Oklahoma, with burial following at Resthaven Memorial Park in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Speaking at the funeral service will be; Ray Newell, Larry Sneed, Tim Flynn and Bobby Allen.

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

 

 

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Loretta Newman

Loretta May Newman, 82, longtime Seminole resident, died, Thursday, March 6, 2014, in Chandler, Okla.

Loretta was born Feb. 1, 1932 in Heavener, Okla. to Pearlie Lottie May (Vincent) Leach and Luther Clinton Leach.

Loretta was a Seminole resident for over 44 years. For the past three years she lived in Chandler, Okla. with her daughter.

Loretta was a nurse in California for many years before returning to Oklahoma where she was a homemaker and also helped families with their homes. She also worked at the Blue Bell Plant (Now Wrangler).

She was a member of the Bowlegs Baptist Church.

Loretta retired in 1995.

Loretta loved to crochet, dance, play dominoes, card games like uno and canasta. She loved family gatherings where she got to cook for her family.

Loretta married Paul B. Newman on March 8, 1947 and he preceded her in death on Sept. 15, 1982.

Loretta is survived by her three sons and daughter-in-law’s, Terry and Donna Newman of Weatherford, Okla., Roy Newman of Noble, Okla. and Steve and Diana Newman of Holdenville, Okla., her two daughters and sons-in-law, Dianne and Keith Dinwidde of Noble, Okla. and Donna and Billy Buchanan of Chandler, Okla.

She is also survived by; eleven grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Paul Newman, her brother, Don Smith, her sister, Mary Savage, a daughter, Sharon Lewis and a son-in-law, Robert Lewis.

Funeral services are planned for 1 p.m., Sunday, March 9, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating. Burial will take place at Yeager Cemetery, northeast of Holdenville, Okla.

Her casket bearers will be her grandsons.

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

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Irene Nichols

 

Irene L. Nichols, former Wewoka resident died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.

She was born July 25, 1948 in Wetumka, Okla to Elnora Rentie and Rogers Gordon, Jr.

Funeral services will be at 12 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at Glory Bound Church Ministries, 10311 N.E. 41st St., Spencer, Okla.

She will be buried at Memorial Park Cemetery, 13400 N. Kelley Ave., in Edmond.

She is preceded in death by her mother and father.

She is survived by her children, Bernetta Nichols, Sabrina Nichols-Dunlap, Aleiya Nichols, Angela Nichols, Zelvin Nichols, Marvin Gordon-Nichols, and Christopher Nichols; sisters, Debris Barkus, Mildred Gordon, (Shirley) Cudjoe Debra, Joann Thompson, Marsha Walker; and brothers, Alvin Jones, and Vernell Thompson.

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Kathleen Nicholson

Kathleen Francis Nicholson, former Seminole, Okla. resident died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 at Depew, Okla.

She was born Sept. 21, 1941 in Seminole, Okla. to Bert Drumright and Jewel Gertrude (Carriger) Drumright.

After graduating from Seminole High School, she began working as a bookkeeper and clerk in her father’s business.

She married Billy Gene Nicholson in Anadarko, Okla. on Oct. 11, 1957.

She is survived by three sons, Tim Nicholson of Depew, Okla., Ricky Nicholson of Fayetteville, Ark. and Mike Nicholson of Lee’s Summit, Mo.; one daughter, Tina Taylor of Sapulpa, Okla.; one brother, Dale Drumright of Seminole, Okla. and two sisters, Fern Cecil of Seminole, and Dixie Billings of Floresville, Tex.; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bert and Jewel Drumright; husband, Billy Nicholson and one grandson, Daniel Nicholson.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with her grandson Brad Nicholson officiating.

Casket bearers are Larry Taylor, Tim Nicholson, Ricky Nicholson, Mike Nicholson, Dale Drumright, Monte Hallmark and John Nicholson.

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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Margaret Nicholson

Margaret Ann Nicholson, 67, Bowlegs resident, died Friday, February 14, 2014 in her home. She was born August 9, 1946 in Stilwell, Oklahoma to Bessie (Morton) Matthews and Benjamin Franklin Matthews.

She married Philip Nicholson on November 10, 1983 in Bowlegs, Oklahoma and he preceded her in death on February 15, 2005.

She is survived by her four daughters; Johnna Nicholson of Bowlegs, Okla., Julie Riddle of Seminole, Okla., Chelsea Nicholson of Bowlegs, Okla., and Lisa Padgett of Ada, Okla., one brother Kenneth Matthews of Broken Arrow, Okla., two grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

 She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Phil Nicholson, a sister, Lessie Matthews, three brothers, Bill, Garland and Wayne Matthews.

Graveside services are planned for 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at Thrace Cemetery, south of Bowlegs, Oklahoma with Rev. Allen Wood officiating.

Casket bearers will be Wesley Mullen, Michael Mullen, Curtis Mullen, Jason Mullen, Garry Riddle and Josh Coleman. Honorary bearers will be Hoyle Schlueter, James Mullen, James Riddle, Kenneth Dean Matthews and Frank Schlueter.

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

 

 

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Mark Nickell

Mark Allen Nickell, 51, of Fort Smith entered into rest Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014, in Fort Smith.

He was born June 25, 1963, in Las Vegas, the son of the late Marvin and Lois (Gifford) Nickell.

He was a retired employee of Rheem, a member of The Sanctuary in Fort Smith and loved bowling and sports.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Sonja; one daughter, Jennifer Norris and husband Joseph of Fort Smith; one son, William Nickell of Fort Smith; two brothers, David Nickell and wife Lela of Van Buren and Steven Nickell of Rogers; two sisters, Carolyn Chambers and husband John of Wewoka, Okla., and Lisa Bergman and husband Todd of Turpin, Okla.; one granddaughter, Elizabeth Norris; 10 nieces and nephews; and three great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Calvary Temple Pentecostal Church in Greenwood with interment at Steep Hill Cemetery in Fort Smith.

Family will receive friends from 5:30-6:30 p.m. today at Lewis-Roberts Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith.

Pallbearers will be Nick Bergman, Andrew Bergman, Ryan Neylon, Reed Nickell, Alec Nickell and Britany Thornburg.

Honorary pallbearers will be William Nickell and George Lamb.

Arrangements are under the direction of Lewis-Roberts Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith. To place an online tribute, please visit www.lewisfuneral chapel.net.

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Loisetta Nix

Loisetta Nix, 59, longtime Seminole resident, died Feb. 10, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Okla. after a sudden illness.

Loisetta was born Feb. 12, 1954 in Seminole, Okla. to Pauline (Harjo) and Jess Williams.

Loisetta grew up in Seminole and attended Seminole Public Schools; she graduated from Seminole High School.

Loisetta was a huge OU fan.

She worked as the Executive /General Counsel Secretary for the Seminole Nation before going to work for the Bureau of Indian Affairs in 1992.

She worked as the court clerk for the CFR Court until two years ago, when she moved to administration for a total of 22 years of service to the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

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

She received a citation from the State of Oklahoma on March 30, 1992, for valiant leadership to the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma.

She married Dennis Nix on Feb. 1, 1985 at the Hitchitte Indian Methodist Church northeast of Seminole.

She is survived by her husband, Dennis Nix of Seminole; her son, Jason Cross and his wife Brandy of Seminole; one brother, James Williams of Wewoka, Okla.; two sisters, Nowatha Cope of Eufaula, Okla. and SuMaria Campbell of Greensville, S.C.; along with four grandchildren, Dylan Cross, Haley Presley, Cadey Riddle and Blake Presley.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jess and Pauline Williams; stepfather, Buster Deere; a granddaughter, Jade Cross; and three sisters, Maxine Hines, Christine Hinesly and Irene Prust.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating. Burial will take place at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole.

Casket bearers will be Brad Heinzig, Jessie Williams, Kyle Williams, Brain Wilson, Terry Nix, Randy Nix.

Honorary bearers will be Bill Lozier, Roger Coleman, Howard Allen, Houston Nix, Ryan Nix and Eddie Streater.

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

Nix

 

 

 

Ella Norman

Ella G. Norman, 94, former resident of Sasakwa died Aug. 31, 2014 in Chandler, Okla.

She was born Aug. 21, 1920 in Peel, Ark. to David and Ethel Barkhimer.

She attended school at Limestone.

She married Charles Thurman Norman on Oct. 15, 1938 in Wewoka, Okla.

Preceding her death are her parents; spouse, Charles; son, Melvin; brothers, L.M. Barkhimer, J.D. Barkhimer, and sister Stella Streater; two grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Survivors include her sons, Thurman Norman of Chandler and Jim Norman of Chandler, seven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren, sister Zella Paisley; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Graveside service is scheduled 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Davenport Cemetery in Davenport, Okla. Pastor Mike Mitchell will officiate.

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

Online condolences to the family can be made at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Norman

 

 

 

Robert North

Robert Alan "Bobby" North was born on Oct. 8, 1954, in Prague, Okla., and departed this life at his home on May 28, 2014, in Seminole, Okla., at the age of 59.

Bobby, the son of William Gene and Billie Sue (Adams) North, was a life-long resident of the Little Community. 

He graduated from Strother High School with the class of 1972. 

He married Jennifer (Colbert) North on July 2, 1996, in Hot Springs, Ark. 

 He worked in the oilfield industry for over 40 years. 

He was the owner/operator of Red Fork Drilling Company, North Drilling Company and North Trucking, Inc.  He was also a drilling consultant for Southwest Energy at the time of his death.

His parents; daughter, Amber Gene North; and sister, Jeanie Lea North, preceded Bobby in death.

Survivors include: his wife of 17 years, Jennifer (Colbert) North of the home; daughters and son-in-law, Hannah North of the home, Brittain and Jonathan Valdez of Holdenville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mark and Janet North of Seminole, Teddy and Denise North of Seminole; and other family and friends.

 The North family will receive friends on Friday, May 30, 2014, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Prague.

 Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Little Church of Christ in Seminole County with Rusty Dawson officiating.  Interment will follow at the 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

North

 

 

 

Jane Northcott

Jane "Fvske" (Coker) Northcott, 75, Seminole, Okla. resident died Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Okla. 

She was born Jan. 2, 1939 in Seminole to Barney Coesee Coker, Sr. and Katie Carmencia (West) Coker.

She graduated from Pleasant Grove High School in 1956, and after graduation she earn her associate degree in business. 

Jane was a member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, as a part of the Tusekia Harjo Band and the Tiger Clan.

She worked for over 10 years with the B.I.A. (Bureau of Indian Affairs) at Chilocco Boarding School in north eastern Oklahoma and later for the Shawnee B.I.A.

She then went to work for the General Motor Company in Oklahoma City where she worked 29 years, retiring in 2006.

Survivors include two sons, Tony Northcott of Siloam Springs, Ark., Randy Northcott of Edmond, Okla.; one daughter, Kay Hurst of Meeker, Okla.; five sisters, Margie Stalnaker of Seminole, Martha Flippin of Seminole, Daisy Marshall of Tulsa, Okla., Juliet Hopper of Seminole, Rosetta Pigeon of Seminole; two brothers, Bobby Northcott of Bowlegs, Okla. and Richard Northcott of Seminole; ten grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Barney Coker, Sr.; her mother, Katie (West) Coker; three brothers, Jessie Don Coker, Dan Coker, Barney Coker, Jr. and by one sister, Shirley Henneha.

A wake service is scheduled for 6 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Bro. Joe Jones and Rev. George Harjoche officiating.  Interment will follow at the Barney Coker Cemetery west of Seminole.

Casket Bearers will be Wayland Northcott, Alex Northcott, Sheldon Hurst, Manuel Lena, Matthew Buoy, Nathan Fowler and Brad Ward.

Honorary Bearers will be Thompson Postoak, Stan Wells, Elijah Smith, Manuel Lena, Jr. and Micah Lena.

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

Northcott

 

 

 

Christopher Northern

Christopher James "Chris" Northern, 41, Seminole resident died June 2, 2014 at his home in Seminole.

He was born Nov. 7, 1972 in Phoenix, Ariz. to James Dee "Jim" Northern and Sally (Troutz) Northern.

He moved to Seminole 23 years ago from Arizona and had worked as a machinist.

He is survived by his parents, James and Sally Northern of Seminole; one daughter, Renae Brown of Columbus, Ohio; one sister, Jamie Ott of Bearden, Okla.; one brother, James Clark of Phoenix, Ariz.; and one grandson.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Edgar and Vivian Troutz and Jimmie Dee Northern.

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

Northern

 

 

 

Vinita Nutter

Vinita Corene (Gibson) Nutter, 94, longtime Seminole resident, died Saturday, May 3, 2014 in Seminole, Okla.

Corene was born July 1, 1919 in Atoka, Okla. to William R. and Arra (Johnston) Gibson.

On Aug. 26, 1937 she married Jesse Nutter, Jr. in Stonewall, Okla.; he preceded her in death after 71 years of marriage.

During her life, Corene took care of her home and family, was very active in the First Baptist Church in Seminole, teaching children’s Sunday school and attending as long as she was able.

She loved her family and her church family.

She and Jesse loved fishing, camping and going in their travel trailer to area lakes.

Her husband of 71 years, Jesse; her youngest daughter Mary Beth Davis; her parents; four brothers; and three sisters preceded her in death.

She is survived by two daughters, Sue Streater and her husband Dale of Kellyville, Okla. and Kaye Allen and her husband Jimmie of Jones, Okla.; one son-in-law Jeff Davis of Little, Okla.; one sister-in-law, Joan Douglas of Paden, Okla.

She is also survived by twelve grandchildren, twenty-four great grandchildren and eleven great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Casket bearers will be her grandsons, Jay Allen, Greg Nutter, Chad Streater, Owen Davis, Matt Allen, Dirk Streater, Shawn Streater, Clay Streater, Jesse Davis and Jason Nutter.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 8, 2014 at the First Baptist Church on 404 Reid Street in Seminole with Rev. Marvin Kehl officiating.

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

Nutter

 

 

 

Morning-Star Jumper

Morning-Star (Wise) Jumper, age 35 years departed this life Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014 in Oklahoma City.

She was born March 10, 1979 in Claremore to Harley Jumper and LaNore Wise.

Morning-Star was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

She loved to work out and eating out with her family at Chilinos and Zios.

Morning-Star is preceded in death by her mother; infant son; and grandmother, Tommie Jumper.

Survivors include father, Harley Jumper of Hollywood, Fla.; children, Rickito Toho of Oklahoma City, Derick Toho of Hollywood Fla., Jason Jumper, Lee John Jumper, Ericka Jumper, Asah Jumper all of Hollywood Fla., Emanuell Jumper of Oklahoma City; granddaughter, Isabella Portillo; sisters Jennifer Jumper and Symphony Jumper of Hollywood, Fla., grandparents Henry Wise and Fannie Harjo and numerous other relatives and friends.

Wake service will be 7 p.m. Sunday at Middle Creek #2 Church with Pastor Houston Tiger, and Pastor George Harjoche officiating.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 at Middle Creek #2 with Pastor Houston Tiger and Pastor George Harjoche officiating and burial will be at Tiger Family Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jason Grasshopper, Joseph Grasshopper, Darren Kernell, Treyce Harjo, Ian Lookingglass, Auburn Lookingglass, Toby Hulbutta, and Wesley Pebworth.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Thunder Wise, Nakota Wise, and Harley Jumper.

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

Online condolences can at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Jumper

 

 

 

Remembering the Lost Loved Ones of 2014

Obituaries are listed alphabetically by the last name in the month they were published in The Seminole Producer in the year 2014

Listings will include the deceased person’s birthday and death date, if provided in the published obituary, following their name.

 

JANUARY

Almon, Jacob:

6/1/1926-1/17/14

Boller, Jessie:

4/7/1981-12/30/13

Boswell, Virgil:

8/1/1917-1/22/14

Bowman, Effie:

6/22/1919-1/14/14

Briery, Clifford:

9/29/1920-1/24/14

Carpenter-Cargill, Felicia:

2/14/1990-1/18/14

Cellars, Willie:

6/24/1953-1/29/14

Chase, Terry:

10/25/1939-1/5/14

Clayton, Katherine:

7/5/1934-1/28/14

Cranfield, Arthur:

6/28/1931-1/10/14

Davis Jr., Arthur:

2/5/1951-1/1/14

Davis, Donna:

1/29/1961-1/6/14

Davis, Nolan:

3/2/1973-1/9/14

Dent, Marshall:

1/23/1986-1/15/14

East, Dr. James:

1/26/1935-1/5/14

Edmondson, Regina:

9/6/1960-1/17/14

Estes, Vina:

9/5/1922-1/14/14

Garner, Margaret:

1/23/1937-1/16/14

Haney, Eric:

3/24/1969-1/4/14

Harrison, James:

8/22/1926-1/2/14

Hayes, Floyd:

12/7/1940-1/24/14

House, Shirley:

11/29/1951-1/17/14

Hutchison, Thomas:

7/22/1946-1/19/14

Jackson Jr., Aaron:

11/17/1932-1/25/14

Kinder, Vernon:

4/3/1950-1/25/14

Laird, Bob:

1/10/1930-12/30/13

LeBarre, Ben:

3/26/1954-1/10/14

McGee, Irene:

5/3/1918-1/9/14

Merideth, Avis:

3/28/1922-1/16/14

Mitchell, Kenneth:

??-1/25/14

Mullins, Roland:

8/24/1959-1/19/14

Myers, Shirley:

6/15/1935-1/13/14

Payne, Brigid:

10/16/1979-1/7/14

Reese, Thelma:

5/8/1934-1/14/14

Rivas, Donna:

2/1/1941-1/27/14

Roberts, Don:

6/1/1936-1/18/14

Sampson, Albert:

2/8/1942-12/31/13

Schroeder, Margaret:

11/6/1924-12/27/13

Sharber, Chloe:

9/12/2013-1/8/14

Slayton, Ramona:

11/30/1941-1/8/14

Smith, Darlene:

11/6/1939-1/15/14

Smith, Lonnie:

3/9/1939-1/27/14

Smith, Raymond:

9/20/1924-1/8/14

Snell, Billy:

12/8/1928-1/22/14

Stone, Harold:

7/10/1951-1/7/14

Sullenger, Rudy:

10/2/1925-1/3/14

Taylor, Ronald:

10/22/1940-1/16/14

White, Buford:

2/10/1927-1/22/14

Willbanks, Gary:

3/3/1946-1/8/14

Williams, Gene:

7/25/1946-1/16/14

Windle, Leonard:

12/21/1954-1/3/14

Woods, Steven:

4/27/1953-1/20/14

FEBRUARY

Adams, Barbara:

5/1/1940-1/24/14

Allen, Lillian:

5/22/1926-2/23/14

Arnold, John "Doug":

3/27/29-2/18/14

Azlin, Lane:

7/30/2004-2/8/14

Brock, Nancy:

8/10/1943-1/16/14

Bundy, Rena:

11/23/1923-2/24/14

Butts, Richard:

10/26/1938-2/1/14

Conley, Janice:

3/2/1945-2/12/14

Dillon, Daniel:

11/6/1958-2/4/14

Ellis, Edward:

10/24/1943-1/9/14

Groves, Randy:

4/5/1964-2/7/14

Hailey, Edward:

3/10/1933-2/9/14

Ham, Georgia:

5/11/1928-2/11/14

Harris, Lester:

4/8/1927-2/26/14

Hinson, Kay:

5/2/1942-2/2/14

Jones, LaJohna:

12/18/59-2/25/14

Kyles, Walter:

8/27/1953-2/25/14

Lewis, Togie:

5/11/1925-2/7/14

Marquis, Billy:

4/5/1927-2/17/14

Minter, Jimmie:

10/26/1955-2/15/14

Mishler, Doris:

2/6/1922-2/22/14

Mitchell, Alice:

9/6/1948-2/26/14

Motley, Christina:

8/23/1984-2/10/14 Newell, Newell, Kenny Joe:

2/21/1965-2/21/14

Nichols, Irene:

7/25/1948-2/6/14

Nicholson, Kathleen:

9/21/1941-2/6/14

Nicholson, Margaret:

8/9/1946-2/14/14

Nix, Loisetta:

2/12/1954-2/10/14

Northcott, Jane:

1/2/1939-2/3/14

Oliver, Edith:

12/10/1922-2/5/14

Paschall, Peggy:

1/17/1943-1/31/14

Postoak, Leona:

6/27/1940-2/21/14

Rhoads, Anne:

11/12/1923-2/21/14

Rivers, Leona:

7/25/1929-2/9/14

Rogers, Claude:

9/20/1934-2/9/14

Sabado, Gloria:

6/10/1928-2/22/14

Shoemaker, Raymond:

10/15/1952-2/2/14

Snyder, Gary:

9/11/1937-2/15/14

Spurgeon, Pauline:

10/16/1915-2/10/14

Stevenson, Wilbur:

?-2/?/2014

Tucker, Shirley:

4/13/1936-1/31/14

Wheeler, Gerald:

8/10/1936-2/10/14

Williams, Vonda:

7/30/1962-1/31/14

Yancey, Don:

10/14/1936-2/2/14

Yott, David:

4/13/1943-2/6/14

MARCH

Addington, Qualla:

12/17/1937-3/15/14

Allen, Vicki:

?-3/20/14

Ballard, Jenna:

3/29/13-3/3/14

Bobo, Nolene:

7/16/1924-3/22/14

Brewer, Nerine:

9/28/1917-2/28/14

Brown, Norweita:

6/23/1940-3/3/14

Campbell, Keith:

6/25/1951-3/1/14

Clymer, Marvin:

2/5/1924-3/24/14

Cooper, Crystal:

11/14/1975-3/5/14

Courtney, Melba:

2/3/1926-3/23/14

Cully, Elsie:

6/9/1941-3/6/14

Davis, Freddy:

7/15/1943-3/21/14

Dobson, Louise:

3/27/1947-3/20/14

Dockery, Ezekiel:

4/18/2012-3/21/14

Dornan, Paul:

10/23/1921-3/1/14

Edwards, Zaiden:

1/4/14-3/14/14

Ellis, Jessica:

11/4/1980-3/3/14

Graham-Lidell, Doris:

12/24/1942-3/20/14

Hale, Joseph:

8/13/1918-3/21/14

Hargis, Melvin:

7/2/1932-3/15/14

Harjo, Faye:

5/18/1961-3/25/14

Harjo, Robert:

9/28/39-3/6/14

Harris, Maurice:

5/17/1955-3/21/14

Haynes, Elmer:

3/1/1935-3/2/14

Henslee, Jackie:

9/7/1932-3/25/14

Hill, Lucy:

8/12/1912-3/22/14

Hubbard, Bill:

7/16/1937-3/21/14

Jones, LaJohna:

12/18/1959-2/25/14

Krasowski, Verba:

9/16/1925-3/15/14

Lena, Rosey:

1/27/1934-3/14/14

Lindsay, Peggy:

1/25/1926-3/1/14

Martin, Joyce:

3/13/1930-3/7/14

Martinez, Donna:

3/23/1937-2/26/14

McBroom, Anna:

7/16/1958-3/18/14

Meeks, Evelene:

4/12/1939-3/21/14

Melton, Richard:

10/2/1942-3/22/14

Mishler, Doris:

2/6/1922-2/22/14

Newman, Loretta:

2/1/1932-3/6/14

Reed III, Raymond:

5/29/1973-3/3/14

Roberts Jr., Oclether:

10/12/1939-3/11/14

Ryan, Kathleen:

4/13/1951-3/14/14

Schoonover, Maranda:

9/23/1993-3/21/14

Squires, Richard:

5/31/27-3/7/14

Terry, Henry:

5/16/1932-3/22/14

Thomas, Wanda:

12/18/1928-3/2/14

Whittaker, Lois:

3/8/1946-3/6/14

Williams, Danny:

10/30/1960-2/25/14

APRIL

Bartholomew, Margaret:

11/27/1932-4/28/14

Bemo, Ruby:

9/13/1925-4/2/14

Billings, Raymond:

7/24/1930-4/21/14

Cloud, Carl:

8/18/1918-4/20/14

Cole, Richard:

10/1/1957-4/13/14

Coker-Lynch, Bertha:

12/3/1924-4/16/14

Davis, Angela:

3/8/1980-4/15/14

Demings, Darla:

5/14/1969-4/11/14

Duggins, Celia:

5/8/1929-3/20/14

Everhart, Nichole:

??-4/13/14

Furgerson, Eugene:

12/18/1948-4/14/14

Goodnight, Everett:

10/2/1938-4/10/14

Goodnight, Travis:

8/19/1974-4/12/14

Green, Dolores:

9/20/1929-4/1/14

Groover, Lena:

8/7/1934-4/3/14

Haley, Donald:

7/2/1931-5/5/14

Hargrave, Rudolph:

2/15/1925-4/1/14

Harjo, Edmund:

11/24/1917-3/31/14

Harjo, Howard:

11/21/1957-4/10/14

Harjo, Jimmy:

11/19/1951-3/29/14

Harkins, Marilyn:

1/24/1936-4/16/14

Hughes, Velma:

3/17/1932-2/8/14

Huntley, Joe:

2/15/1955-4/3/14

McCullar, Olen:

4/12/1930-4/24/14

McGinnis, Alberta:

5/20/1936-4/10/14

McLeaish, Donald:

4/1926-4/2014

Miller, Verlin:

9/9/1932-4/12/14

Nappa, Joseph:

10/18/1933-4/9/14

Osborne, Myron:

6/7/2011-4/4/14

Pearson, Monty:

11/7/1938-4/4/14

Perry, Joan:

1/29/1931-3/28/14

Posey, Charles:

11/29/1935-4/2/14

Pruitt, Gladys:

10/19/1914-4/1/14

Rider, William:

4/2/1930-4/18/14

Stafford, Nancy:

12/28/1948-4/6/14

Streater, Benny:

10/3/1942-4/6/14

Tall Bear, Alvin:

3/3/1928-3/30/14

Tiger, Debra:

7/20/1957-4/3/14

Tiger, Keith:

6/4/1964-4/13/14

Tucker, Cynthia:

9/25/1959-4/7/14

Watts, Mary:

9/2/1928-4/28/14

Whitson, Levi:

7/25/1924-3/24/14

Williams, Atlas:

4/3/2014-4/9/14

Williams, Patricia:

6/16/1931-3/10/14

Wrangle, Richard:

2/14/1933-4/7/14

 

MAY

Blassingame, Michael:

5/6/1946-4/12/14

Boggs, Leasa:

8/29/1960-5/3/14

Bowlegs Jr., Isam:

12/17/1943-5/20/14

Boyd, Joycette:

3/14/1929-5/19/14

Branham, Joe:

8/25/1941-5/21/14

Bussey, Lawrence:

9/11/1932-5/20/14

Byrd, Carol:

12/18/1959-5/7/14

Capps, William:

1/29/1965-5/19/14

Davis, Doyle:

6/27/1938-5/23/14

Dillman, Mattie:

6/23/1910-5/9/14

Droste, Carolyn:

2/19/1935-5/5/14

Ewing, Brenden:

1/17/1956-5/6/14

Foster, Carl:

5/25/1963-4/29/14

Fullbright, Tracy:

9/27/1996-4/30/14

Gourley, Dan:

8/22/1941-3/25/14

Griffis, Haywood:

4/11/1926-5/2014

Gurley, Mark:

11/5/1959-5/4/14

Harjoe, Edith:

12/18/1922-5/20/14

Howell, Wayne:

11/19/1923-4/28/14

Jackson, LaDonna:

9/7/1983-5/8/14

Johnson Jr., Thomas:

1/6/1950-5/19/14

Kirk, Vinson:

10/10/1947-5/3/14

Latimer, James:

9/2/1950-5/11/14

Laymon, Terri:

10/18/1957-5/13/14

Lytle, Owen:

8/28/1920-5/3/14

McGinnis, J.L.:

8/11/1932-5/25/14

Middleton, Grace:

10/9/1937-5/16/14

Monreal, Patricia:

2/8/1939-5/18/14

Morgan, Albert:

1/11/1930-5/10/14

Moy, Betty:

1/19/1930-5/3/14

Muirhead-Kinghorn-Dillman, Mattie:

6/23/1910-5/9/14

North, Robert:

10/8/1954-5/28/14

Nutter, Vinita:

7/1/1919-5/3/14

Parsons, Karen:

2/19/1944-5/18/14

Phillips, Nancy:

8/4/1937-5/7/14

Pitts, Rena:

3/4/1937-5/16/14

Porter, Linda:

4/23/1956-5/5/14

Potter, Louise:

6/25/1964-5/20/14

Price, Marilyn:

2/7/1943-4/24/14

Reade, Donald:

9/2/1953-5/19/14

Reich, Ronald:

1/1/1943-5/2/14

Roulston, Dempsey:

3/17/1938-5/4/14

Stevens, James:

7/5/1933-5/12/14

Taylor, Thomas:

3/20/1958-5/4/14

Templeton, Relta:

9/25/1925-5/17/14

Tucker, Barbara:

4/1934-5/19/14

Warner, Karen:

2/19/1977-5/24/14

Watters, Alice:

2/14/1940-5/1/14

White, Michael:

9/29/1954-5/17/14

Winrow, Roy:

1/15/1927-5/15/14

 

JUNE

Barnes, Edward:

12/6/1923-6/8/14

Barnes, Imogene:

3/18/1929-6/25/14

Blankenship, Charles:

??-6/11/14

Boyd, Doyle:

9/16/1935-5/30/14

Bradley, Constance:

9/15/1943-6/9/14

Brinsfield, Viola:

3/9/1935-6/3/14

Bruner, Willie:

8/23/1950-6/22/14

Cagle, James:

9/3/1934-6/14/14

Coffman, Bobby:

11/29/1937-6/18/14

Conatser, Harley:

1/19/1937-6/10/14

Daugherty, Bobbie:

9/3/1935-6/21/14

Franklin, Faye:

3/25/1922-6/17/14

Garrett, Ed:

6/8/1955-6/7/14

Gillum, Jimmy:

8/24/1948-5/28/14

Graham, Lorene:

9/14/1951-6/18/14

Harris, Jeffery:

11/1/1957-6/24/14

Hooker, Lois:

2/13/1927-6/18/14

Hubble, Richard:

5/24/1948-6/18/14

Jones, Brian:

3/24/1950-6/26/14

Jones, Earl:

8/24/1932-6/20/14

Kernell, Alice:

11/9/1926-6/6/14

Martin, Myrtle:

12/17/1918-6/26/14

McMullin, Peggy:

12/19/1960-6/6/14

McSperitt, Paul:

11/16/1936-6/26/14

North, Robert:

10/8/1954-5/28/14

Northern, Christopher:

11/7/1972-6/2/14

Pippin, Marion:

3/14/1925-6/7/14

Sanders, Elvin:

10/17/1963-6/9/14

Smith, Joe:

6/27/1940-6/20/14

Stephens, Joy:

7/2/1934-6/7/14

Trevino, Reginaldo:

10/22/1975-6/15/14

Thomas, Tinya:

8/10/1960-6/12/14

Upson, Benjamin:

2/14/1926-5/4/14

Walker, Carol:

9/14/1945-6/18/14

Wilker, Charles:

7/7/1949-6/16/14

Willoughby, Lillie:

7/3/1927-6/16/14

Wilson, Helen:

9/20/1938-6/13/14

Wood, Roman:

7/4/1938-6/22/14

 

JULY

Amos, Freeman:

2/1/1946-6/29/14

Barnett, Vincent:

10/11/1972-7/4/14

Blackwood, Roberta:

2/12/1940-7/26/14

Cathey, Troy:

6/1/1946-7/10/14

Chesser, Benny:

6/10/1952-7/16/14

Chisum, Gerald:

?-7/27/14

Clopton, Thurman:

4/18/1923-6/29/14

Conley, Barney:

2/20/1947-7/24/14

Cowan, Wallace:

4/27/1930-7/27/14

Crenshaw, Ralph:

11/13/1925-7/3/14

Crosby, Harold:

3/31/1932-7/13/14

Deck, Joyce:

12/24/1947-7/28/14

Dixon, Michael:

12/17/1962-7/22/14

Drake, Annie:

2/24/1928-7/15/14

Evans Jr., Charles:

9/2/1937-6/16/14

Glenn, Frances:

3/15/1948-7/6/14

Grace, Terry:

?-6/29/14

Grotts, Judy:

5/14/1957-7/11/14

Hale, Willie:

10/13/1932-7/20/14

Harjo, Vera:

2/9/1922-7/10/14

Harris, Mary:

12/21/1933-7/14/14

Hester, Adrian:

3/18/1964-7/25/14

House, Katherine:

3/7/1954-7/5/14

Johnson, Norma:

12/18/1937-7/1/14

Keys, Mickey:

7/29/1958-7/25/14

Lancaster, Geraldine:

12/30/1936-7/12/14

Marzett, Rosa:

1/22/1931-7/16/14

McFadden, Tyre:

9/19/1982-6/29/14

McNally, Geneva:

8/4/1930-7/10/14

Mmaitsi, Beverly:

11/14/1952-7/14/14

Morland, Jewel:

10/16/1916-7/25/14

Orsburn, Barbara:

3/18/1943-7/16/14

Pairet, Wyoma:

8/29/1915-12/28/2012

Parsons, Bobby:

6/11/1941-7/13/14

Payne, Gaye:

10/31/1922-7/20/14

Phillips, Don:

11/8/1927-7/1/14

Pohlemann, Sonya:

9/15/1963-6/30/14

Ponkilla, Stewart:

9/23/1954-7/14/14

Redford, Billie:

12/1/1932-7/9/14

Sharp, Jeremy:

7/20/1985-7/13/14

Simpson, Loren:

9/1/1924-7/9/14

Smith, Karen:

9/22/1946-7/27/14

Thomas, Elizabeth:

12/23/1921-6/30/14

Tolbert, Lee:

7/29/1919-7/25/14

Tolson, Howard:

2/21/1917-7/30/14

Ussery, Cliffton:

3/13/970-7/4/14

Webster, Yvonna:

10/23/1934-7/14/14

Williams, Tiffany:

7/30/1996-7/17/14

Willyard, Pirley:

?-7/14/14

Wise, Ronald:

5/23/1950-7/8/14

Yarbrough, James:

11/21/1935-7/15/14

 

AUGUST

Allen, Sharon:

12/12/1949-8/3/14

Baize, Jeannine:

8/3/1959-8/2/14

Boren, David:

11/5/1964-8/7/14

Bowen, Rodney:

3/12/1938-7/22/14

Brinsfield, Gladys:

8/5/1929-8/11/14

Buie, Cheri:

2/3/1934-7/29/14

Chappell Jr., Claud:

1/26/1926-8/23/14

Cole, Loretta:

8/31/1944-8/28/14

Crawford, Jesse:

12/24/1929-8/6/14

Crummett, Patricia:

10/9/1953-8/8/14

Davis, Catherine:

7/10/1939-8/20/14

Dill, Olive:

1/29/1921-8/2/14

Dodson, Edward:

3/15/1925-7/31/14

Dressel, Theda:

3/2/1946-7/28/14

Edgell, Harold:

11/8/1933-8/4/14

Fischer, Paula:

8/18/1967-8/8/14

Gibson, Anna:

10/17/1941-8/22/14

Goss, Cody:

4/19/1991-8/5/14

Hair, Johncy:

11/19/1929-8/14/14

Harber, Joyce:

9/3/1939-7/30/14

Heiskill, Bobby:

6/3/1931-8/25/14

Henley, David:

6/15/1944-8/5/14

Hensley, Larry:

4/22/1954-8/3/14

Holder, Billy:

11/17/1930-8/13/14

Johnson, Corine:

6/12/1935-8/2/14

Jones, Betty:

4/18/1930-8/3/14

Jones, Somer:

9/3/1920-8/23/14

Kaney, Leonard:

3/18/1955-8/12/14

Kelley, Helen:

5/18/1936-8/14/14

Kimrey, Norman:

11/26/1925-8/22/14

McNeill, Kenneth:

10/8/1972-8/7/14

Morgan, Esther:

2/7/1918-8/10/14

Morris, Charlotte:

10/9/1941-8/19/14

Mullings, Lacy:

1/19/1997-8/5/14

O’Guinn, David:

10/16/1945-7/30/14

Parker, Melba:

10/15/1947-8/11/14

Parsons Sr., Hubert:

11/8/1929-8/2/14

Reynolds, Hazel:

8/6/1920-8/23/14

Roberts, Benny:

2/24/1936-8/14/14

Rowell, Allen:

11/19/1956-8/19/14

Savage, Dee:

4/26/1962-8/17/14

Schwegman, Donna:

3/23/1949-8/4/14

Strayhorn, Gary:

12/23/1951-8/21/14

Taylor, Louise:

3/13/1926-7/29/14

Thomas, Geraldine:

6/12/1932-8/6/14

Underwood, Bill:

4/25/1941-8/5/14

Watson, Jean:

12/31/1945-8/3/14

York, Ralph:

11/6/1929-8/25/14

SEPTEMBER

Akerman, William:

8/30/1932-9/8/14

Baker, Shirley:

2/1/1935-9/11/14

Biggs, Wanda:

3/14/1938-9/3/14

Carpitcher, Barbara:
?/?/1948-09/5/14

Criswell, Opal:

2/22/1948-9/16/14

Durkee, Evelyn:

2/25/1922-8/29/14

Freeman, Gary:

12/13/1944-9/24/14

Fulbright, Durell:

11/21/1990-9/11/14

Good, Jean:

10/25/1924-9/10/14

Hawkins Jr., Homer:

9/16/1927-8/30/14

Hill Jr., Richmond:

12/13/1944-9/29/14

Hill, Robert:

11/24/1948-9/2/14

Holden, Chalon:

9/14/1941-9/19/14

Ibach, Lt. Col. Max:

9/25/1932-9/15/14

Jumper, Morning-Star:

3/10/1979-9/2/14

King, Byron:

1/8/1954-9/3/14

Lansdowne, Virginia:

?-9/7/14

Lindsey, Susie:

1/17/1939-9/15/14

Long, Tommee:

3/14/1927-9/14/14

Machalek, Wanda:

7/3/1935-9/10/14

McGinnis, Jirl:

9/20/1937-9/5/14

McGuire, Patricia:

6/14/1935-9/3/14

Meadors, Vada:

4/26/1924-9/8/14

Million, Mike:

3/14/1950-9/8/14

Neese, Elizabeth:

12/24/1919-9/9/14

Norman, Ella:

8/21/1920-8/31/14

Olden-Banks, A’Zyuhnii:

9/16/2014-9/16/2014

Parks, Wilma:

3/12/1929-9/6/14

Phillips, Isla:

3/9/1923-9/5/14

Poulter, Karen:

5/15/1944-9/18/14

Ramsey, Virginia:

1/20/1934-9/17/14

Reeves III, John:

8/29/2014-8/29/14

Riddle, Jerry:

6/27/1961-9/8/14

Roe, Imogene:

9/9/1933-9/23/14

Stafford, Arkie:

9/13/1919-9/22/14

Stafford, Rondald:

2/10/1938-9/17/14

Stafford, W.E.:

4/13/1920-9/26/14

Stricklin, Patricia:

?-9/1/14

Tucker, Amy:

7/20/1969-5/23/14

Tyler, Martha:

6/8/1947-9/26/14

Whitfield, Katrina:

?/?/1967-09/5/14

OCTOBER

Azlin, David:

7/25/1955-10/27/14

Berry, Bobbie:

1/23/1936-10/21/14

Bivens, Judy:

1/15/1947-10/27/14

Bivens, Robert:

6/9/1944-10/5/14

Bryan, Johnny:

??-9/28/14

Campbell, Teanna:

3/1/1995-10/15/14

Carter, Marjorie:

12/27/1918-10/29/14

Chadick, Harold:

1/8/1920-10/25/14

Chupco, Lavonna:

10/31/1963-10/20/14

Cossey, Hazel:

8/20/1927-10/11/14

Douthit, Neda:

3/13/1963-9/27/14

Eberle, Juanita:

9/6/1916-9/27/14

Easter, E.B.:

2/13/1924-10/25/14

Enos, Don:

8/25/1932-10/5/14

Everett, Ada:

7/21/1933-10/25/14

Figley, Kenneth:

8/28/1958-10/11/14

Flannery, Charles:

11/20/1942-10/23/14

Hair, Juanita:

2/20/1943-10/24/14

Hanks, David:

3/19/14-10/13/14

Hanson, Ervin:

12/15/1933-10/24/14

Hardin, J.D.:

5/10/1929-10/8/14

Horton, Terrell:

3/24/1940-10/15/14

Hubert, Pam:

7/22/1959-10/19/14

Leader, James:

12/4/1952-10/15/14

McCalla, Mary:

9/16/1929-10/12/14

Montgomery, Judy:

7/11/1940-10/29/14

Morris, Doyle:

6/4/1954-10/9/14

Nelson, Jerry:

12/11/1942-10/7/14

Orr, Victor:

11/12/1939-10/29/14

Pack, Johnny:

12/1/1952-9/30/14

Parsons, Carol:

7/11/1941-10/1/14

Paschal, Tanner:

10/10/2014-10/10/14

Perry, Ader:

5/19/1939-10/24/14

Phillips, David:

11/6/1951-10/14/14

Phillips, Marshall:

4/9/1931-10/11/14

Phillips, Phyllis:

5/26/1952-10/14/14

Pollard, Cora:

7/28/1944-10/7/14

Poston, Floyd:

10/23/1933-10/6/14

Price, Douglas:

7/18/1942-10/20/14

Reed, Taylor:

4/11/2005-10/19/14

Rivas, Andrew:

6/9/1940-10/6/14

Saladin, Mary:

5/29/1936-10/3/14

Stephens, Marie:

1/4/1920-10/20/14

Stockton, Fredrick:

1/14/1951-10/2/14

Thomas, Mary:

3/8/1925-9/26/14

Thomason, Terry:

2/23/1950-10/17/14

Thurman, Wallace:

12/7/1933-10/2/14

Tiger, Juanita:

10/17/1932-10/30/14

Tolbert, Virginia:

8/29/1924-9/25/14

Walters, Sukey:

9/5/1972-10/13/14

Woods, Frank:

10/4/1930-9/28/14

 

 

NOVEMBER

Baize, Beulah:

7/3/1928-11/3/14

Barlow, Barbara:

12/5/1932-11/12/14

Bounds, Jerry:
10/16/1952-11/29/14

Brewer, Doris:

12/9/1928-11/3/14

Brown, Lou:
9/27/1946-11/29/14

Bruner, Roberta:

01/31/1931-11/6/14

Burns, Patty:
5/1/1951-11/8/14

Cagle, Edna:

12/15/1925-11/18/14

Campbell, Edwin:

1/13/1962-11/2/14

Chauvin, Ralph Jr.:

????-11/1/14

Conley, Paul:

7/21/1949-11/1/14

Douthit, Donald:

2/21/1936-11/18/14

Dunson, Ava:

3/12/1951-11/4/14

Ensminger, Billy:
2/18/1929-11/22/14

Farrar, Charles:
3/7/1941-11/8/14

French, Gracelyn:

11/1/2014-11/1/14

Gattenby, Alana:
1/8/2014-11/16/14

Gray, Jessie:
8/30/1921-11/2/14

Hannah, Serenity:
?/?/2014-11/21/214

Harper, Frances:

?/?/1929-11/8/14

Hutchings, Emery:

2/22/1922-11/4/14

Johnson, Charles:
3/11/1948-11/26/14

Johnson, Lee:

8/31/1946-11/7/14

Johnson, Polly:

?/?/1923-11/6/14

Larney, Sonny:

9/15/1961-11/11/14

Leitka, John:

03/21/1936-11/7/14

Litke, Jean:

3/12/1933-11/16/14

Marshall, Chris:
8/20/1947-11/14/14

Marzett, Jewelie:
9/17/1939-11/16/14

Maxwell, Richard:
7/12/1942-11/15/14

Morris, Harry:

3/16/1936-11/20/2014

Nehrbass, Neil Sr.:
?/?/1947-11/14/14

Parkhurst, Linda:

11/9/1925-11/17/14

Poulter, Harold:
9/10/1932-11/13/14

Reich, Millard:
8/17/1922-11/29/14

Reschke, Ruth:

9/1/1940-11/5/14

Reynolds, Maurice:

7/27/1927-11/23/14

Rich, Margaret:
3/8/1934-11/16/14

Roza, Lucille:

?/?/43-11/21/14

Sallee, Dana:
12/5/1949-11/28/14

Simmons, Michael:
2/14/1944-11/16/14

Wells, Richard (Dick):

02/2/1947-11/5/14

Wemhoff, Marcella:
1/23/1930-11/11/14

Wheeler, James:
1/16/1930-11/29/2014

Wilson, Bettie:

1/6/1938-11/15/14

Wood, Sharon:
4/25/1966-11/28/14

Yahola, Lewis Sr.:

?/?/1952-11/18/14
Yargee, Stormy:
8/2/1996-11/10/2014

 

 

DECEMBER

Anson, Ella:

1/9/1919-12/21/14

Barr, Mary:

2/12/1931-12/18/14

Berryman, Jo:
4/1/1942-12/23/14

Branch, Judy:
6/4/1952-12/22/14

Brown, Elbert:
5/25/1925-12/10/14

Corona, Dorothy:
4/4/1964-12/5/14

Deer, Ethan:

6/29/1925-12/16/14

Fixico, Kepsey:
3/29/1942-12/24/14

Fort, Patricia:
?/?/1934-12/5/14

Hall, Anthony:
12/21/1980-12/24/14

Harjo, Emma:
12/25/1932-12/19/14

Harjo, Leonard:
2/19/1961-12/21/14

Hays, Walter:
8/24/1935-12/12/14

Henderson, Vernita:
7/31/1952-12/18/14

Ingram, Thelma:

4/21/1917-12/6/14

Jackson, Jaxilyn:
9/3/2014-12/12/14

Mathews, Megan:
9/29/1985-12/4/14

Miller, William:
2/9/1959-12/17/14

Morris, Kevin:

6/25/1957-12/13/14

Nickell, Mark:
6/25/1963-12/10/14

Nimmo, Ronald:
5/19/1928-12/24/14

Palmer, Amy:
3/8/1937-12/12/14

Peters, Sharon:
2/10/1946-12/12/14

Powell, Sandy:
?/?/1948-12/10/14

Ramage, John:

11/7/1946-12/2014

Richard, Ethel:
7/8/1928-12/16/14

Rivers, Leonard:
12/2/1954-12/9/14

Rogers, Norma:
4/23/1930-12/8/14

Shephard, Jana:
5/17/1932-12/23/14

Spicer, Judy:
10/24/1948-12/17/14

Washington, Dorothy:
10/5/1929-12/10/14

 

 

 

 

Our deepest condolences to those who lost friends and family members this past year from the staff of The Seminole Producer, The Wewoka Times, and The Konawa Leader.

A’Zyuhnii Olden-Banks

A’Zyuhnii Chenaye Olden-Banks infant daughter of Glenn Ray Banks Jr. and Tawanna Marie Olden. was born Sept.16, 2014, and passed on Sept. 16, 2014 in Midwest City, Okla.

She is survived by her parents; brothers, Glenn Ray Banks III, JaQuary Banks and Ca'Ron Banks of Oklahoma City; sisters, Mae Lois "MyShayla Banks, Rikki Stoner, and Destanie Olden Banks of the home; grandparents, Elizabeth Olden of Oklahoma City, Mae Lois Geretta of Oklahoma City and a host of other relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death are grandparents, Rev. Tonny Ray Olden Sr. and Glenn Ray Banks Sr..

Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 at Thomas Town Cemetery, Saskawa, Okla. with Keith Hardwick officiating.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guest book is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Olden-Banks

 

 

 

Edith Oliver

Funeral services for Edith "Edie" Varie Oliver age 91, of Wewoka are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday Feb. 10, 2014 at New Life Church, Wewoka, with Rev. Jimmy Freeman and Rev. Tommy Azlin officiating and burial will follow at Holdenville Cemetery.

She was born Dec. 10, 1922 in Holdenville, Okla. to the late William B. Cathey and Cecil Irene (Johnson) Cathey.

She passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5th, 2014 at her home in Wewoka.

Edith was a graduate of Wolf high school and was a Lab assistant in Wewoka and Holdenville.

She was a member of New Life Church, Wewoka.

Her spare time was spent reading the Bible, quilting, knitting, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Preceding Edith in death are her parents; husband, Thomas J. Oliver, in 2001; and six sisters.

Survivors include seventeen nieces and nephews, numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

She will be greatly missed by all she knew.

Pall Bearers will be Jimmy Ray Been, Raymond Burrell, James Burrell Jr., Jason Peters, Caleb Peters, and Scott Johnson.

Honorary Pall Bearers will be Lou Freeman, Benny Freeman, Arthur Been, Slick Factor, Bob Powers, and David Chandler.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Oliver

 

 

 

Victor Orr

Victor Alvin Orr of Choctaw passed away on Wednesday Oct. 29, 2014.

He was born on Nov. 12, 1939 to Virgil Orr and Pearl Boykin in Okemah.

Victor attended school at Butner Schools.

He went on to marry Rita Sanders on Feb. 21, 1959 in Wewoka.

He was an Auto Body Repairman for Fred Jones Ford in Oklahoma City and later Hudiburg in Midwest City.

Victor enjoyed spending time with his family and especially his great grandchildren.

He liked to hunt, fish and driving tractors.

He thought his grandchildren could do little wrong and that his great grandchildren could do no wrong.

Victor is preceded in death by his parents; Virgil Orr and stepmother Delores Orr, and Pearl Boykin and stepfather Dewey Carlton, and a stepbrother; Jimmy Henley and wife Lyn.

He is survived by his wife Rita (Sanders) Orr of the home, his children; Johnie Alvin Orr of Choctaw, and Kim Sue Paris and husband Doug of Choctaw, his grandchildren; Denay and Johnathon Wroblewski of Choctaw, Robert and Tami Orr of Harrah, and Kevin Paris of Choctaw, his great grandchildren; Sean Wroblewski, Sarah Wroblewski and Emily Orr, his siblings; Janice and Bill Shackelford of Tulsa, Don Orr of Seminole, Ron Orr of Tulsa and Stepbrother Don and Cleta Henley of Antlers and numerous other family and friends.

Funeral Services for Victor will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 4, 2014 at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Wewoka with Pastor Greg Davis officiating.

Interment will follow at the Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Pall Bearers will be Johnie Orr, Robert Orr, Kevin Paris, Sean Wroblewski, Johnathon Wroblewski and James Casey Bray.

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

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

The family would also like to thank the Hospice Quality Care and the McCloud Nursing Center for exceptional care.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

Orr

 

 

 

Barbara Orsburn

Barbara Louise (Williams) Orsburn was born March 18, 1943 to Silas Washington and Viola Opal (Haning) Williams in Wewoka, Okla.

She attended Sam’s School and graduated from Wewoka High School in 1961.

She married Jimmy Peck in 1962, who preceded her in death in 1963.

She married Arther Orsburn in 1965 and the two of them started their 49 year journey raising five children, enjoying 18 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren.

Her family was her first priority, but she and Arther found time to manage two restaurants, work as house parents for the Lions Club Boys Ranch, and for the past eight years work together as circulation managers for The Seminole Producer.

She was a member of Midway Baptist Church

Bobbie Lousie, as she was known by her family and close friends, lived a full and beautiful life.

She left this world on July 16, 2014 surrounded by family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Robert Newman, James and Pauline Newman, Jerry and Marilyn Williams; son-in-law, Bobby Gore; and grandsons, Austin Gore, and Michael Orsburn.

Surviving family include her husband, Arther, of the home, son and daughter in law Joe Orsburn and Jayme, of Wewoka, daughter Brenda Gore, of Wewoka, daughter and son-in-laws Charles and Christie Johnson of Wewoka daughter and son-in-law Rick and Jeanette Kennedy of Cromwell, and son and daughter-in-law Ray and Wendy Orsburn of Oklahoma City.

She is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law Floyd and Bertha Sanders of El Reno, and Sister-in-Law Oleda Newman of Wewoka.

Her surviving grandchildren are Mathew Orsburn, Heather Orsburn, Delia Orsburn, Molly Orsburn, Lucy Orsburn, Karrie Cloud, Brad Orsburn, David Lee Orsburn, David Kendall Gore, Cheri Johnson, Angela (Anna) Marshall, Randall Kennedy, Amy Kennedy, Shelby Orsburn, Denver Orsburn, and Bobby Young, as well as 20 great grandchildren along with a host of other relatives and numerous friends.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 21, 2014 at Stout-Phillips Chapel with Rev. Frank Moppin officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Matt Orsburn, Josh Cloud, Brad Orsburn, David Orsburn, David Kendall Gore, and Randall Kennedy.

Honorary pallbearers will be her nephews and son-in-laws, former residents of Lions Club Boys Ranch who learned so much under the teaching of Grandma Barbara.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guest book is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Orsburn

 

 

 

Myron Osborne

Myron Ammar Osborne, age 2, resident of Konawa, Okla. died Friday, April 4, 2014 at Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City.

A double funeral service is scheduled for Myron Osborne and his grandmother, Debra Tiger for 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the P.A.C. - High School Auditorium in Konawa. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery. Elder Charles Miller and Houston Tiger will officiate.

Pallbearers are Brandon Osborne, Douglas Osborne, Buck Osborne, and Chris Franks.

His uncles will serve as honorary pallbearers.

A Wake service is scheduled for Friday, April 11, 2014 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel of Konawa.

He was born June 7, 2011 at Ada, Okla. to Harold Osborne and Jennifer Tiger.

He is survived by his parents, Jennifer Tiger and Harold Osborne of Konawa; one brother, Messiah Osborne of Konawa; and two sisters, Misselda Tiger of Seminole, and Missena Tiger of Konawa.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Jeff and Madaliour Osborne and maternal grandparents, George Tiger, Jr. and Debra Tiger.

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Johnny Pack

Johnny Lee Pack was born on Dec. 1, 1952 in Seminole, Okla. to the late Harold Lee Pack and Mary Ellen (Wilcox) Scott.

He was the only child and the star of his mom’s sky. He was a happy child who spent his toddler years in Seminole before moving to Dallas.

Johnny was a "talker." Since he was young, he has always enjoyed talking with people. This was a gift, as it allowed him to make friends easily.

He attended private school in East Texas.

One of his favorite hobbies when he was young, was fishing. As an adult, he also liked being on the computer and riding Harleys.

Johnny loved music. This love led him to become a technical support person for musicians and events.

Johnny was "a roadie." He would help set up the stage props and musical equipment for bands across the nation. He did a lot of his work with bands that played in Austin and Nashville.

Being such a sociable guy, this work suited him just fine. He met people from all walks of life and always had good stories to share. Johnny loved life and lived his to the fullest.

On Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, Johnny Lee Pack was called Home to meet his Maker.

He was met in Heaven by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Pack, and Mr. and Mrs. Wilcox; and his father, Harold Lee Pack.

His life will continue to be celebrated and remembered by his mother, Mary E. Scott and her husband Billy M. Scott of Garland; his step-sister Martha Bloodworth and her husband Bill of Cedar Hill; his step-brother Ricky Scott and his wife Cindy of Sunnyvale; his niece Amanda and her husband Mark and their child, Logan; his niece Angela and her husband Daniel; his nephews Blaine, Kirk and Coby; and many other relatives and close friends.

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Melba Parker

Melba Joyce (Heard) Parker, age 66 of Oklahoma passed away Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 at her home.

Born Oct. 15, 1947 in Holdenville, Okla. to Louie Heard and Zella (Barkhimer) Heard.

Joyce attended New Model School, Justice School and graduated from New Lima School.

She received her Bachelor of Science degree from East Central University.

She taught at Nicoma Park Intermediate School for 30 years until retirement.

Joyce was a member of Midway Baptist Church, Wewoka and PCA of America.

She loved to garden, decorate cakes, ski, and taking steam engine train rides through the Rockies and going on Ozark fall foliage tours.

Preceding Joyce in death is her father, Louie Heard and a nephew Richard Heard.

Survivors include her mother, Zella Heard Dansby of Wewoka; husband, Marvin Parker of Oklahoma City; son, Scott Parker of Del City, Okla.; two brothers, Buddy Heard and wife Kathleen of Wewoka, Okla., Ronnie Heard and wife Linda of Wewoka and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Eugene Darr officiating and burial to follow at Tate Mountain Cemetery.

Pall Bearers will be nephews Warren Heard, Brian Heard, Tim Heard, Drew Heard, brothers Buddy Heard, and Ronnie Heard.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guest book is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Linda Parkhurst

Linda Lee Parkhurst, 89, longtime Seminole resident, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 in McLoud, Okla.

Linda was born Nov. 9, 1925 in Mulberry, Ark. to Emily Catherine (Mainord) and John Luther Sullivan Harris.

Linda was a First Grade teacher at Wilson Elementary in Seminole for many years; she retired from teaching in 1993.

During the 1940’s she worked for Gulf Oil Company as a secretary and pipe counter and later worked at Atlantic Richfield in Wyoming.

She was a graduate of Seminole State College and East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma where she received her masters of education.

Linda was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Seminole, Okla., and while in Canada with her husband Bob’s work, she was active as a Sunday school teacher at the First Nazarene Church in Calgary, Alberta, CA. Linda loved making ceramics, sewing and quilting.

She married Bobby Dan Parkhurst on Oct. 31, 1944 in Seminole, Okla. and he preceded her in death in 1979.

Linda is survived by her daughter, Danaglee Dill and her husband Joe Eddie of Shawnee, Okla., one brother and sister-in-law, J. Glen and Betty Harris of Oklahoma City, Okla., a sister-in-law, Judith K. Hill of Collinsville, Okla., granddaughter, Nalea Zissa of Edmond, Okla. and two great grandchildren, Alissa Meadows and Chance Meadows, two nephews, David Harris and Kenneth Lee White, Jr. two nieces, Vickie Schuler and Saundra Sue White, three great nieces, Paige Harris, Tiffany and Tara Schuler and a great nephew, Chace Schuler, aunt, Wanda McPherron of Oklahoma City, Okla., she was also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister, Ginna Vee White, and brother-in-law, Kenneth Lee White.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Les Hastings of Good Shepherd Hospice officiating.

Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole, Okla.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Good Shepherd Hospice at 4350 Will Rogers Parkway, Suite 400, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73108

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

Funeral Information: November 21, 2014, 2:00 PM
Swearingen Funeral Chapel - Seminole located at 1001 N. Milt Phillips Ave., Seminole, OK 74868

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Wilma Parks

Wilma Parks, 85, of Knoxville died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in her home in Knoxville.

She was born in Rosetta on March 12, 1929, to the late Doc Claude Rutledge and Narcissa (Price) Rutledge.

She was a homemaker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Parks, and brother, James Howard Rutledge.

She is survived by four sons and one daughter, Greg Parks of Seminole, Okla., Mike Parks of Knoxville, Roger Parks of Seminole, Jeff Parks of Knoxville and Sonja Parks Jenkins of Little Rock; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.

The funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Knoxville with the Rev. Richard Snyder officiating. Burial will follow at Knoxville Cemetery with Richard Parks, Steven Parks, Kent Parks, Stan Parks, Case Parks, Josh Parks, Linkin Parks and Jon-Luke Jenkins serving as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ava-Kate Jenkins, Britini Parks and Kennedy Coker.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 203, Knoxville, AR 72845-0203.

Arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home (479) 754-2201.

Online guestbook may be found at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com.

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Bobby Parsons

A memorial was held for Bobby Joe Parsons, age 73, on July 13 at his dad and mother’s old home site.

Bobby was born in Prague, Okla. on June 11, 1941 to Russell and Freida Parsons.

He passed away at Shawnee Hospital on June 27, 2014.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann of the home; daughter, Amber Parsons of Seminole; son, Bo and his wife, Brandy of Tecumseh; grandchildren, J.T., Jaxson, Andrew and Cole; and brothers, Jimmy Parsons of Seminole and Bill Parsons of Cushing.

 

 

Carol Parsons

July 11, 1941 – Oct. 1, 2014

 

Carol Jean Parsons, a resident of Eureka Springs, Ark., was born July 11, 1941, in Kansas City, Mo., a daughter of Eugene Victor and Vera Katherine (Burwinkle) Allen.

She departed this life, Oct. 1, 2014 in Rogers, Ark., at the age of 73 years.

Carol worked sixteen years in the County Clerk Office in Independence, Kans.

She enjoyed traveling, fishing, cooking, and her pets.

Carol worked at the gift shop at the Great Passion Play.

On Feb. 5, 2000 she was united in marriage with Leroy Parsons who survives her of the home.

She is also survived by two children, Chris and wife, Carol Oneslager of Wichita, Kans.; Don and wife, Kelly Oneslager of Dearing, Kans.; grandchildren, Olivia and Sophia Oneslager of Wichita, Kans.; Hailey and Kori Oneslager of Dearing, Kans.; stepdaughter, Janelle and husband, Gwin Greenwood of Chelsea, Okla.; step grandchildren, Twilya Lynn Porter of Tecumseh, Okla.; Heather Nicole Parsons of Moore, Okla.: step daughter-in-law, Michelle Field of Moore, Okla.; step great-grandson, Coby Conway of Tecumseh, Okla.; and close cousin, Vera VanBlaricom of Berryville, Ark.; and cousin-in-law, Judy Showatter, wife of the late Don Showatter; and a host of other family and friends.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Vera Allen.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating the service. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

Memorial donations may be made to the Great Passion Play, 935 Passion Play Road, Eureka Springs, AR 72632.

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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Karen Parsons

Karen "Gail" Parsons age 70 of Meeker, Okla. passed away in her home on May 18, 2014 after a short struggle with cancer.

She was born Feb. 19, 1944 to Bonnie Hathcock and Leon Pennington.

Gail was preceded in death by her parents, Bonnie and Leon; and a very special step-dad who raised her, Pete Hathcock; one sister, Patsy Stubblefield.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Gary Parsons of the home; three sons, Howard and wife JoBeth Parsons of Earlsboro, Okla.; Gary Parsons Jr. of Shawnee, Okla.; Jimmie Parsons of Seminole, Okla.; two daughters, Beth and husband Randy Garton of Shawnee, Okla.; Darleeta and husband David Marchant of Meeker, Okla.; one sister, Terri and husband Herb Comeaux of Slidell, La.; one sister-in-law Cheri and Richard Ward of Tecumseh, Okla. and one brother-in-law John Hannifan of Shawnee, Okla.; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday May 21 at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

Services will be held at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 11 a.m.

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

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Tanner Paschal

Tanner Jackson Paschal, infant son of Melissa Paschal and Jerod Marshall, passed away Friday, Oct. 10. He was born Oct. 10 in Ada, Okla.

Survivors include parents, sister and brothers, Taylor Campbell, Tahlequah, Okla., Michael Campbell, Tahlequah, Okla., Zachary Paschal, Riley Paschal, and Jacob Sauter all of Wewoka; grandparents Lahunta Paschal and Sandy Marshall.

Preceding Tanner in death are his grandfather Gary Faulkner and Jerry Dwight Marshall.

Graveside service 1:00 p.m. Thursday Oct. 16, 2 at Middle Creek #2 Cemetery with Rev. George Harjochee officiating.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Peggy Paschall

Services for Margaret Louise "Peggy" Kessler Paschall, 70, of Ada, are 10 a.m. Friday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Father John Norvell will officiate.

Ms. Paschall died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at a local nursing home.

She was born July 17, 1943, in Topeka, Kan., to Virgil and Lucille Musgrave Kessler.

She graduated from South Central High School in Greenwich, Ohio, and moved to Ada in 1970.

She received a Bachelor’s degree from East Central University and Master’s Degrees in Deaf Education and Library Science.

She taught nine years at the Oklahoma School for the Deaf and later was the Elementary Librarian at Wilson Elementary in Seminole, Okla., for 25 years.

Ms. Paschall was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church where she had served as Director of the Alter Guild. She was a member of the Vestry and a graduate of Education for Ministry. She was a member of the Fortnightly Study Club, the Retired Teachers Association and the Tanti Study Club.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Taylor and her husband Stephen of Sasakwa; a son, James Paschalll and his wife Lori of Kingwood, Tex.; her grandchildren, Stephanie Kinneberg and husband Bryan of Sandy, Utah, Vanessa Wesley and husband Clay, Noble, Okla., Matthew McCreary, Ada, Okla., Jennifer Reyner and husband Lucas, McAlester, Okla., Chris Taylor and wife Cheyenne, Sulphur, Okla., Brandon Paschall and Anthony Paschall, both of Kingwood, Tex.; her great-grandchildren, Gavin Kinneburg and Ella Kinneburg, both of Sandy, Utah, and Ava Wesley and Lane Wesley, both of Noble; a brother, Ronald Kessler and his wife Lori of Maine; two nieces, Tammy Maclean of Maine and Rochelle Harris of Ohio; and two nephews, Eric Kessler of Maine and Robert Haines of Ohio.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Pat Haines of Greenwich, Ohio.

Bearers will be Dan Church, Fred Pfeffer, Angus McFarlane, Guy Milner, Rob Newcomer, Chris Kenney, Tom Criswell, Lloyd Drush and Randy Taylor.

Honorary bearers will be the Staff of Ada Care Center.

The family says those who wish may make memorials to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church for Camp Scholarships, P. O. Box 13, Ada, OK 74821.

Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to criswellfh.com.

Criswell Funeral Home of Ada is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

Brigid Payne

Brigid Davis Payne, 34, resident of Dale, Okla. died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 in Shawnee, Okla.

Services are planned for Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Northridge Church of Christ in Shawnee. Matthew Cobb will officiate the services. She will be laid to rest at Dale Cemetery.

The family will be at the funeral home Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. to receive friends.

Memorials may be made to: Brigid Payne Family Support Trust Account at Mid-First Bank North in Shawnee, OK

She was born Oct. 16, 1979 in Shawnee to parents Floyd Davis and Deanna Jesse.

She was a graduate of Dale High School and received her Bachelor’s Degree from St. Gregory’s University.

On May 13, 2006 she married Jeremy Payne in an outdoor wedding at their home.

She was an auditor at the Grand Casino.

She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Benjamin Jesse and Floyd A. Davis.

She is survived by her husband, Jeremy Payne; children, Caitlin, Benjamin, and Owin Payne; her parents, Floyd Davis and Deanna Jesse; her brother, Rick Davis; nephew Ben Davis; sister and brother-in-law, Jana and Lance Phelps, their children, Jackson, Riley and Cash Phelps; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Artie and Jerri Payne; her brother-in-law and his wife, Justin and Christie Payne; grandmothers, Betty Harjo and Pearlie Davis; grandparents-in-law, Jon and Delma McCowan and Jeanne and Tom Littrell.

She is also survived by aunt and uncle, Denise and Mike Johnson; cousins, Crissy and Jason Jarrell, and Kaylee and Chase Townley; as well as numerous other relatives and friends.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Walker Funeral Service.

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Gaye Payne

Gaye Payne, 91, longtime Seminole resident, died Sunday, July 20, 2014 in Seminole, Okla.

Gaye was born Oct. 13, 1922 in Round Prairie Area near Allen, Okla., to Willie Mae (Barnett) and William Jackson Moore.

Gaye grew up in the Round Prairie area near Allen, Okla. and attended school there; she married Ray Payne on Aug. 13, 1939 in Gerty, Okla.

They moved to Seminole in 1950 and made their home here.

Gaye worked at Blue Bell and retired from Wrangler Corporation after more than 30 years of service in Quality Control.

Gaye was a lifelong member of the Baptist Church and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Seminole, Okla., where she was active in WMU.

She was a great person, who loved her family and took very good care of them.

She was very generous and a wonderful Christian lady.

She was an accomplished seamstress, with much detail in making dresses for all occasions and even made prom dresses and graduation dresses for area girls.

Gaye is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Brenda Payne of Earlsboro, Okla.; one half-sister Jean Kimble of Bakersfield, Calif.; two grandchildren Brad Payne and Stacey Payne Miller and her husband John; two great-grandchildren Alex Payne and Analea Payne, and a host of nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Ray Payne on Jan. 9, 1995; a brother, Cecil Moore; and a sister, Velma Wilson.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole, Okla. with Marvin Kehl officiating at the service.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked donations be made to the charity of your choice or the First Baptist Church in Seminole.

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

Payne

 

 

 

Monty Pearson

Nov. 7, 1938 - April 4, 2014

Wewoka – Monty Lee Pearson was born Nov. 7, 1938 in Enid, Okla. to parents Lloyd Lee Pearson and Bessie Faye Wilson (Finley). 

Monty passed away on April 4, 2014. 

He married Joella Jones Pearson on Jan. 12, 1957. 

He served in the United States Navy from 1956-1960. 

After many moves between California and Oklahoma, he settled with his family in Oklahoma in 1980. 

Monty is known throughout the world for Pearson’s Stripping Knives, a dog grooming tool he created in 1970.

Monty is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joella; four daughters, Pamela Pearson of California, Nancy Gettinger of California, Penny Rucker of Shawnee, and Melinda Isaacs of Ada; three wonderful sons in law,  Robin Rucker, Alan Isaacs, and Dale Gettinger.

He is also survived by eight grandchildren,  Christina Pearson of Oregon, Amanda Kalkanis of California, Monty Davilla U.S. Navy in Washington,  Riley Davilla U.S. Navy of Oklahoma City, Makenna Heliker of California, August Brown U.S. Air Force in Utah, Jett McDowell U.S. Air Force in San Antonio, and Gabriel Isaacs of Oklahoma; two great grandsons, Nicky Heliker of California, Juliette and Colette Kalkanis of California and Dominic Davilla of Washington; three brothers,  Jerry Pearson of Texas, Jim Fiorito of California, and Lloyd Pearson of Kansas; three sisters, Gloria Pearson of Oklahoma, Joni Burley of Alaska, and Niki Harding of California; and stepmother, Phyllis Pearson of Oklahoma.

Monty is preceded in death by his father, Lloyd; his mother, Bessie Wilson; and his brother, Dennis Pearson.

He was a member of the Assembly of God in Wewoka. 

Services will be private, but cards may be sent to Swearingen Funeral Home 1001 N. Milt Phillips Ave. in Seminole, Ok 74868.

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

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Ader Perry

Ader Lee Perry age 75, passed away on Friday, October 24, 2014 at VA Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

She was born to W.T. Lenard and Lee Aster (Wheaton) on May 19, 1939 in Waxahachie, Tex.

Ader was a life time resident of Wewoka, Okla.

Preceding Ader in death are her parents, husband Floyd Perry Sr., one son Scotty Perry; two brothers J.T. and Loyd Lenard; two sister Wanda Smith and Elizabeth Lenard.

Survivors include three sons Robert Littles of Oklahoma City, Floyd Perry Jr. of Wewoka, Okla., and Matthew Perry of Holdenville; eleven grandchildren; two sisters Wilma and Geraldine; five brothers L.J., John, Ben, James, Roy, and a host of nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home and burial to follow at Westwood Cemetery, Wewoka, Okla.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Joan Perry

Prominent businesswoman and civic leader Joan N. Perry, 83, died Friday morning, March 28, 2014, in Shawnee, Okla.

She was born in Amarillo, Tex., on Jan. 29, 1931, to David and Evelyn Hively.

She was raised in Heavener, Poteau and Stillwater, Okla., and graduated from Stillwater High School with honors. She then attended Oklahoma State University.

In 1948 she married William A. Perry in Stillwater. They moved to Tecumseh a few years later, and she went to work for General Adjustment Bureau.

She then began her 23-year career in banking with Federal National Bank, holding many positions up to vice president in charge of commercial lending.

If she had continued her career with Federal National Bank she would have become a leading commercial loan officer with one of the nation’s largest banks (BancFirst).

She was one of the first female officers in the state of Oklahoma, breaking the glass ceiling for many women to follow.

Her greatest joy in banking was seeing that people’s dreams and visions became realities.

She was later co-owner of Farmers & Merchants Bank and Tecumseh Insurance Agency.

Outside of banking, she enjoyed music, gardening and snow skiing. She was an avid reader and was known for her culinary skills.

Mrs. Perry believed in giving back to her country, state and town, and played a key role in many political campaigns and the election process.

She was a member of Broadway United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir and was a parent leader of the Methodist Youth Fellowship.

She was an officer in the Legal Secretaries Association, and was chosen the county’s Legal Secretary of the Year in the mid-1960s.

She was a member of the Oklahoma Bankers Association, the Pottawatomie County Ski Club, the Shawnee Altrusa Club and was a Campfire Leader.

She was past president of the Tecumseh Chamber of Commerce and was named the chamber’s Citizen of the Year.

She was the longtime chairman of the Tecumseh Industrial Authority and wrote a grant for the city for sidewalk improvements. She also served on the city’s cemetery board.

She was a past officer of the Tecumseh Business & Professional Women’s Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William A. "Bill" Perry; a son, William Jeffrey Perry; and son-in-law Terry R. Sharp.

She is survived by her daughter, Ronnye Perry Sharp; a sister and brother-in-law, Pat and Homer Reese of Springfield, Mo.; sister-in-law Alice Perry of Tecumseh; nephew Dr. Jon Reese and his wife Kimberly of Springfield, Mo.; nephew Jim and wife Robin Reese, North Carolina; niece Mary Jane and Craig Ewing of South Carolina; nephew James T. Perry of Florida; and great-niece Amy Rinkowski of South Carolina.

Visitation will be 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 2, 2014 and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, April 3, 2014.

Family gathering to meet with friends will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Cooper Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m., Friday, April 4, 2014 at Broadway United Methodist Church in Tecumseh with Governor Mary Fallin, Chairman John A. "Rocky" Barrett, Reverend Bill Matthews and Reverend Josh Langille-Hoppe 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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David Phillips

 

David Alan Phillips, 62, former Seminole resident, died Tuesday, October 14, 2014 in The Woodlands, Tex., where he lived for several years.

David was born on November 6, 1951 in Durant, Okla. to Dorothy Louise (Moore) and Glenn Dillard Phillips.

David grew up in Seminole, Okla., he attended Seminole Public Schools and graduated from Seminole High School in 1970, he also graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor’s degree in Speech.

David was a huge OU sports fan and loved to ride his Harley with his friends.

David worked in the Electric Wire Line industry and was in sales for most of his working career.

David was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Seminole, Okla.

His parents Glenn and Dottie Phillips, owned and operated the Dairy Queen for many years.

David is survived by his mother Dorothy Louise "Dottie" Rammage of The Woodland, Tex. and his sister Anita Dommert and her husband Greg of Dinwiddie, Va. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and many friends who loved him very much.

David was preceded in death by his father Glenn Dillard Phillips on March 24, 1979, and his sister Glenda Lane Bateman.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 at the First Baptist Church at 420 Reid Street in Seminole, Okla.

Matt Pollock will officiate at the service and burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole, Okla.

The family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the charity of their choice.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don Phillips

Don Jack Phillips, longtime Seminole county resident, went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, July 1, 2014; he was 86 years old.

Don was born on Nov. 8, 1927 in Seminole, Okla. to Noah Jefferson and Una (Woods) Phillips. 

He worked on the family’s farm until he graduated from Varnum High School. 

After graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. 

Upon his return from service of his country, Don attended Oklahoma State A&M. 

He married Emma Juanita (Welch) on Aug. 14, 1948 in Harrah, Okla. and together they made their home in the Seminole area.

Don worked at Phillips Implement, D&B Automotive and Kerr McGee.  He retired as a superintendent for Kerr McGee in 1992. 

Throughout his adult life he also did free lance mechanic work. 

After retirement he operated his own cattle ranch in the Seminole area.

Mr. Phillips also served as a school board member at Pleasant Grove Schools for many years.

Don leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Juanita of the home; two daughters, Linda and her husband Larry Crumbliss of Drumright, Okla. and Catherine McCartney of Yukon, Okla.; two sons, Terry Don Phillips and his wife Betty of Carney, Okla. and John Case Phillips and his wife Sibbya of Seminole, Okla.; one sister, Nelleta Molloy of Seminole, Okla.; one sister-in-law, Isla Mae Phillips of Seminole, Okla.; eight grandchildren, Erika Hardin of Tulsa, Okla., Terry Case Phillips of Ft. Gibson, Okla., Greg Crumbliss of Tulsa, Okla., Brian Crumbliss of Edmond, Okla., Daniel Phillips of Houston, Tex., Hallie McCartney of Oklahoma City, Okla., Emma McCartney of Norman, Okla. and Jina Phillips-Farar of Cushing, Okla.; eleven great grandchildren, Lachan Phillips, Kyle Phillips, Samuel Farar, Trace Farar, Chance Crumbliss, Sarai Crumbliss, Una Phillips, Sara Phillips, Abby Phillips, Lilly Phillips and Auna Phillips; one great-great grandchild, Eziqual Solano; many nieces and nephews as well as other family and friends.

Don was predeceased by his parents, Noah J. and Una Phillips; three brothers, Roy Phillips, Ewell Phillips, and N.J. Jr. Phillips and one baby sister, Louisa Phillips.

A Memorial Service was scheduled at 2 p.m., Monday, July 7, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole, Okla.  J.C. Simpson officiated the service.

Messages of condolence can be sent through swearingenfuneralhome.com

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Don Phillips

Don Jack Phillips, longtime Seminole county resident, went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, July 1, 2014; he was 86 years old.

Don was born on Nov. 8, 1927 in Seminole, Okla. to Noah Jefferson and Una (Woods) Phillips.

He worked on the family’s farm until he graduated from Varnum High School.

After graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Navy.

Upon his return from service of his country, Don attended Oklahoma State A&M.

He married Emma Juanita (Welch) on Aug. 14, 1948 in Harrah, Okla. and together they made their home in the Seminole area.

Don worked at Phillips Implement, D&B Automotive and Kerr McGee. He retired as a superintendent for Kerr McGee in 1992.

Throughout his adult life he also did free lance mechanic work.

After retirement he operated his own cattle ranch in the Seminole area.

Don leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Juanita of the home; two daughters, Linda and her husband Larry Crumbliss of Drumright, Okla. and Catherine McCartney of Yukon, Okla.; two sons, Terry Don Phillips and his wife Betty of Carney, Okla. and John Case Phillips and his wife Sibbya of Seminole, Okla.; one sister, Nelleta Molloy of Seminole, Okla.; one sister-in-law, Isla Mae Phillips of Seminole, Okla.; eight grandchildren, Erika Hardin of Tulsa, Okla., Terry Case Phillips of Ft. Gibson, Okla., Greg Crumbliss of Tulsa, Okla., Brian Crumbliss of Edmond, Okla., Daniel Phillips of Houston, Tex., Hallie McCartney of Oklahoma City, Okla., Emma McCartney of Norman, Okla. and Jina Phillips-Farar of Cushing, Okla.; eleven great grandchildren, Lachan Phillips, Kyle Phillips, Samuel Farar, Trace Farar, Chance Crumbliss, Sarai Crumbliss, Una Phillips, Sara Phillips, Abby Phillips, Lilly Phillips and Auna Phillips; one great-great grandchild, Eziqual Solano; many nieces and nephews as well as other family and friends.

Don was predeceased by his parents, Noah J. and Una Phillips; three brothers, Roy Phillips, Ewell Phillips, and N.J. Jr. Phillips and one baby sister, Louisa Phillips.

A Memorial Service is scheduled at 2 p.m., Monday, July 7, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole. J.C. Simpson will officiate the service.

Messages of condolence can be sent through swearingenfuneralhome.com

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Isla Phillips

Isla Mae Phillips, 91, longtime Seminole resident, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 in Seminole, Okla.

She was born on March 9, 1923 in Caddo County, Oklahoma to Flora (Hughes) and B.J. Hennington, Sr.

The family moved to Seminole when Isla Mae was ten years old.

Isla Mae grew up in the Seminole area and attended and graduated from Varnum High School.

Over the years she also took classes and attended Seminole State College and Oklahoma Baptist University.

She married Noah Jefferson Phillips on Aug. 22, 1941 in Ada, Okla. and when he passed away in 2013, they had been married for 72 years.

Isla Mae primarily was a homemaker, taking very good care of her family, but also was the family accountant for the family businesses.

She is remembered as an excellent cook, her dinner rolls and desserts, a faithful wife, mother, loving grandmother, and the best mother-in-law one could ask for.

She also loved her dogs, and had a love for all animals, including feeding raccoon’s and neighborhood cats and dogs.

She attended the First Presbyterian Church for many years and was the church organist there. She also played the organ to help other churches in Seminole and Wewoka, including the First Methodist Church in Seminole, where she later attended.

She was a member of the American Guild of Organists’ for over 40 years.

Isla Mae was a member of "Selectones Singing Group" and traveled around the state where they performed at different functions.

She was also an accomplished artist as seen in her many paintings.

Isla Mae was also a longtime member of P.E.O. in Seminole.

Philllips is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Noah Jefferson (Jay) Phillips III and his wife Laurie Phillips of Seminole; one brother, B.J. Hennington, Jr. of Birmingham, Ala.

She is also survived by her eight grandchildren, Connie (Phillips) King and her husband Donny King, Kerry Causey and his wife Lynn Causey, Kevin Causey, Debbie Causey and Deanna (Causey) Morrison and her husband Jerry Morrison; twelve great grandchildren, Austin King, Darah King, Matthew Causey and his wife Nicole Causey, Mackenzie (Causey) Barrett and her husband Micha Barrett, Cody Causey, Jordan Kerr, Jay Randal (Boomer) Pierce, Caden Pierce, Josh Causey, Nick Causey, Jerry Ray Morrison, Ryan Morrison and Garrett Stuteville; great- great grandchildren, Treyson Kerr and Malacli Barrett and Lyla Morrison; nephews and nieces, Pat Molloy of Seminole, Okla., Terry Don Phillips, Casey Phillips of Seminole and Linda Crumbliss, B. J. Hennington, III; great nephew, B.J. Hennington IV, and by very special friends, Shannon Duchanne; her caregiver, Tonya Rollin, Melvin and Jasmine Moran, all of Seminole.

Isla Mae was preceded in death by her parents; her husband N.J. Phillips, Jr.; and one grandson, Jay Carl Phillips.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, at the Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole, Okla. with Rev. Sanford Griggs. Burial will follow at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole.

Casket bearers will be Kerry Causey, Donny King, Austin King, Jerry Morrison, Boomer Pierce, Josh Causey, Nick Causey, Ryan Morrison and Cody Causey.

Honorary bearers will be Melvin Moran, Cecil Sullivan, B.J. Hennington, Jr. and Pat Malloy.

The family will have a reception at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Phillips, after the funeral and burial services, located on North/South 3600, approximately 4 miles north of the Old Breedlove’s Store, off Highway # 9.

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

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Marshall Phillips

Funeral services for Marshall Phillips will be held on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

Serving as casket bearers will be Matt Myrick, Brandon Scott, Henry Wells, Jr., Kevin Anderson, Wesley Phillips and Keith Phillips.

Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Mr. Phillips passed away Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Solara Hospital in Shawnee at the age of 83.

He was born April 9, 1931 in Seminole, Okla. to John Calvin and Emma Lee (Redding) Phillips.

He married Norma Jean (Melton) on January 19, 1952 in Seminole, Okla.

Marshall was a truck driver and worked in the greater area oil fields for most of his life. 

He was a handyman, collector of "merchandise" and could fix almost anything.

He is survived by his wife of over 62 years, Norma Jean of the home; one son, Ronald Phillips and his wife Cindy of Seminole; one daughter, Karen Scott and husband Roy of Laurel, Md.; one brother, Robert Phillips and his wife Elva of Seminole; one sister, Loretta Smith of Seminole; grandchildren, Shanna and Henry Wells, Ashlee Allen, Brenna and Kevin Anderson, Corey Scott, Wesley and Destiny Phillips, Hollee and Matt Myrick and Brandon Scott; great grandchildren, Alex, Lance, Quentin, Kolby, Jaxson, Angel, Emalee, Kaydee, Bryce, Lillian and Austin and a host of other family and friends.

Marshall was preceded in death by his parents, John and Emma Phillips; one daughter, Kathy Ryan; three brothers, Clifton, Wayne and Jackie Phillips; two sisters, Betty Belshe and Lena Estep and an infant brother.

Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.

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Nancy Phillips

Nancy Lee (Chaney) Phillips died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in Norman.

She was born Aug. 4, 1937 in Wewoka to Emory Lee and Hazel Marie (Williams) Chaney.

In her early life Nancy worked in her father’s drug store, Chaney Drug. Selling cosmetics, photography equipment and even being the "soda jerk" were her part-time and summer jobs.

In high school she worked at the Wewoka Times.

After graduating Wewoka High School, Nancy went to the then all-girls Lindenwood University before transferring to the University of Oklahoma.

At OU Nancy worked as a reporter on the student newspaper The Oklahoma Daily.

She was very proud when her grandson Cody Phillips became the news editor of the same paper this year.

At OU she met her future husband Ted Phillips on a blind date. They married in 1957 and made their home in Seminole.

Nancy was active in the Democratic Party. She campaigned for Stevenson, Hubert Humphrey and was a delegate at the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago.

Nancy worked part time in her family’s newspaper, The Seminole Producer, filling in for staff vacations, doing bookkeeping and writing a social column called "Nancy’s Notebook" for many years.

She was also a very active volunteer.

Nancy served seven years on the Oklahoma Foundation for Humanities and one term as its chairperson.

She was the former chair of the Seminole Public Library Trust.

In 1995 she spearheaded a project to publish the book "Memories Shared," which gathered local stories about the history of Seminole. All of the proceeds went to the Seminole Library Trust.

She also was a member of the Seminole Chamber of Commerce, Oklahoma Press Association, Modern Literature Club of Seminole, Oklahoma Cultural Plan and other various groups.

Nancy enjoyed traveling and visited several countries in Europe when she was in college and on family vacations after she was married.

Besides her family, one of the highlights of her life was her retirement years.

She and Ted moved a houseboat to the head of the Mississippi River and took several months to float back to Oklahoma ending the trip near Sallisaw.

Later they moved the boat to Lake Eufaula where they lived in the summer months, often hosting friends and family for a day at the lake.

Eventually they purchased a condo near Padre Island in Port Aransas, Texas.

Nancy lived there full time after the loss of her husband.

In Port Aransas she volunteered at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute and the local museum. In 2013 she moved into a nursing home in Norman, Okla.

Nancy was preceded in death by her husband Theodore Morton "Ted" Phillips on July 18, 2004.

She is survived by her two sons, Ted Steven Phillips and his wife Fran of Reston, Va., and Stu Phillips and his wife Cheryl of Seminole; three grandsons, Cody Phillips of Oklahoma City, Steve and John Phillips of Reston, Va.; three granddaughters, Shirlene Cofer and Katie Feken of Seminole, and Darlene Carbitcher of Norman; and five great-grandchildren.

Private family services are planned with Swearingen Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Seminole Public Library Trust.

 

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Phyllis Phillips

 

Phyllis Jean (Collinsworth) Phillips, age 62 and a resident of Sasakwa, Okla., passed away from this life on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at her home.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 17th at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa, Okla.

Ed George will officiate, and burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Mark Payne, Mitchell Payne, Monty Payne, Gary Elliott, Jerrod Collinsworth, and Matt Abel. Honorary Pallbearers are Zack Collinsworth, Erik Todd, and Sonny Collinsworth.

Jean was born on May 26, 1952 in Seminole, Okla. to Jerry Collinsworth and Johnnie (Tollett) Collinsworth.

She graduated from Sasakwa High School and married Terry Phillips May 8, 1976 in Byng, Okla.

She was a homemaker who enjoyed crocheting, baking cookies, making candy, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of thirty-eight years, Terry Phillips of the home; two sons, Jeremy Phillips and wife, Kristy of Sasakwa, and Josh Phillips also of Sasakwa; one brother, Brad Collinsworth and wife, Brenda of Sasakwa; three sisters, Sharlene Phillips and husband, Bobby of Seminole, Linda Payne and husband, Kenneth of Konawa, and Carlotta Travels of Sasakwa; and five grandchildren, Colton Phillips, Jonathan Dominic, Alexis Dominic, Hayden Phillips, and Waylon Phillips.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jerry and Johnnie Collinsworth; one brother, Leon Collinsworth; and one sister, Shirley Collinsworth.

 

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Marion Pippin

She made her way into this world March 14, 1925 as Marion Jenelle Crawford and departed June 7, 2014 as Marion C. Pippin at age 89.

She had been residing at Seminole Care and Rehab for almost a year.

Born in Ranger, Tex. to Homer David (Bob) Crawford and Myrtle Walker Crawford, Marion moved at the age of eight with her family to Seminole, where her father could earn a living for his family of five during the Depression years.

She never wanted to live anywhere else.

As a teen she worked at the 5 and 10 Cent Store and in her early 20's at the Seminole Producer.

Many people will remember her from her 25 years at First Federal Savings and Loan where she retired as a Loan Officer.

Now she is reunited with the love of her life, her husband of 66 years, Ralph A. Pippin, who preceded her in death in 2012.

They were active members of the Seminole Church of Christ for over 50 years.

She is also preceded by her parents; and brothers, Robert Crawford and James Crawford.

Surviving family include a son, Richard David Pippin of St. Robert, Mo.; a daughter, Linda Pippin Griffin Puckett of Hot Springs Village, Ark.; five grandchidren; six great grandchildren; and six great great grandchildren.

Corrected Memorial Service will be Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

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Marion Pippin

She made her way into this world March 14, 1925 as Marion Jenelle Crawford and departed June 7, 2014 as Marion C. Pippin at age 89.

She had been residing at Seminole Care and Rehab for almost a year.

Born in Ranger, Tex. to Homer David (Bob) Crawford and Myrtle Walker Crawford, Marion moved at the age of eight with her family to Seminole, where her father could earn a living for his family of five during the Depression years.

She never wanted to live anywhere else.

As a teen she worked at the 5 and 10 Cent Store and in her early 20's at the Seminole Producer.

Many people will remember her from her 25 years at First Federal Savings and Loan where she retired as a Loan Officer.

Now she is reunited with the love of her life, her husband of 66 years, Ralph A. Pippin, who preceded her in death in 2012.

They were active members of the Seminole Church of Christ for over 50 years.

She is also preceded by her parents; and brothers, Robert Crawford and James Crawford.

Surviving family include a son, Richard David Pippin of St. Robert, Mo.; a daughter, Linda Pippin Griffin Puckett of Hot Springs Village, Ark.; five grandchidren; six great grandchildren; and six great great grandchildren.

Memorial Service will be Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

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Rena Pitts

Rena Lou Pitts died Friday May 16, 2014 in Holdenville, Okla.

She was born March 4, 1937 in Hughes County, Okla. to John Lloyd Welch and Grace Pearl (Tippin) Welch.

She graduated from Moss Public Schools.

She had a lifetime career as a waitress.

She had two daughters, Susie and Barbara.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Ralph Lynn Welch and Jimmy Wayne Welch; daughter Paula Pitts, and several grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Gail Pitts; siblings, Rosalee Mulanax, Roy Welch, Ruth Reich, and David Welch.

A funeral service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at the Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Holdenville. Rev. Dane Robinson will officiate the service.

Pallbearers will be her nieces and nephews.

Interment will follow at Wetumka Cemetery in Wetumka.

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

Online condolences to the family can be made at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Sonya Pohlemann

Sonya Gwyn (Wise-Talamasey) Pohlemann, 50, lifelong Seminole County resident died Monday, June 30, 2014 in Maud, Okla.

She was born Sept. 15, 1963 in Tulsa, Okla. to Sally (Wise-Talamasey) Wolf and to Raymond Wolf.

She attended school in Tulsa before moving to Seminole County.

She was also a member of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma where she was part of the Hvteyievlke band.

She worked in the fast food industry until later becoming a caregiver.

She married Gary Pohlemann, Jr. in 2003 in Shawnee, Okla.

Survivors include her father, Raymond Wolf of Seminole, Okla.; her husband, Gary Pohlemann, Jr. of the home; and one son, Cory Nedd of Seminole, Okla.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Sally (Wise-Talamasey) Wolf; one brother, Alan Hulbutta; and one infant son, Johnny Joe Fixico.

Wake services are scheduled for 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Hitchittee Methodist Church with Rev. Rick Deer officiating.

Funeral services will be held at Hitchittee Methodist Church at 1 p.m., Thursday, July 3, 2014. Interment will follow at the Church Cemetery. Rev. Rick Deer will officiate the service.

Casket bearers will be Kevin Pohlemann, Will Pohlemann Sr., William Pohlemann Jr., Dezmen Rose, Aden Talamasey, and Josh Deatherage.

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

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

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Cora Pollard

Cora Mae Pollard, 70, longtime Seminole resident passed away Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 in Midwest City, Okla.

Cora was born on July 28, 1944 in Henderson, Tex. to Dorothy Virginia (Branscum) and Don Dan Gregg, Sr.

Cora attended schools in Elmore City, Okla. and graduated from Elmore City High School in 1962 and attended East Central University in Ada, Okla.

She was the cafeteria manager at Paden Schools 14 years and later at Red Oak Schools for several years.

She was also a homemaker and pastor’s wife.

Cora moved to Seminole thirteen years ago from Davenport, Okla.

She was a member of the New Life Assembly of God Church in Earlsboro, Okla.

She loved to quilt, and was very good at knitting and all kinds of handcrafting.

She loved being with her family, especially her grandchildren, her cows and other farm animals at her farm.

Cora married Gary Pollard on March 26, 1964 in Ada, Okla. and they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this year.

Cora is survived by her husband Gary Pollard of Seminole, Okla.; three sons, David Pollard and his wife Robin of Prague, Okla., Kevin Pollard and his wife Amy of Wewoka, Okla. and Greg Pollard and his wife Misty of Prague, Okla.; her brother Don Gregg of Wichita Falls, Tex.; three sisters, Louise Rankin of Davis, Okla., Irene Davenport of Wilson, Okla. and Mary Bivins of Purcell, Okla. She is also survived by six grandchildren and one great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter; and a granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 at the New Life Assembly of God Church at 48303 East Highway #3, Earlsboro, Okla.  Her brother-in-law and two sons, Dale Pollard, Greg Pollard and David Pollard will officiate at the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donation be made to the Stephenson Cancer Center at the OU Medical Center at 800 NE 10th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in Cora’s name.

Funeral arrangements 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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Stewart Ponkilla

Stewart Raymond Ponkilla who’s Indian name is, "PI CHI DE KA TA", 59, lifelong Seminole, Okla. resident died Monday, July 14, 2014 at Midwest City Regional Hospital.

He was born Sept. 23, 1954 in Chandler, Okla. to Ray Ponkilla and Marie (Johnson) Ponkilla.

He graduated from Strother High School in 1972 and went on to continue his education studying two years in college.

He then worked as a landscaper and in maintenance.

He served in the United States Army where he earned the National Defense Medal; Expert (Grenade); Sharpshooter (M60 MG); Sharpshooter (Rifle); and Sharpshooter (Pistol) commendations.

He is survived by his mother, Marie (Johnson) Ponkilla of Seminole, Okla.; one son, Derek Ponkilla of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two brothers, Bob Ponkilla of Edmond, Okla., Stephen Ponkilla of Seminole, Okla.; two sisters, Ramona Ponkilla of Oklahoma City, Okla., Janell Raylene Ponkilla of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and three grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his father, Ray Ponkilla and by his brother, Clifford Ponkilla.

A wake service will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, July 18, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery with Military Honors.

Casket Bearers will be Bob Ponkilla, Stephen Ponkilla, John Ray Hunter, John Underwood, Jacob Underwood, and Gerald Williams.

Honorary bearers will be Charles Mitchell, William Larney, Ronald Bear, Porter Bear Jr., Sean Lefthand, Irby Larney, John Thompson, John Still, Steve Harjo, and Percy Harjo.

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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Linda Porter

Linda Marie Porter a Wewoka resident past away Monday, May 5th, 2014 in Shawnee, Okla. at the age of 58 years.

She was born April 23, 1956 in Oklahoma City, Okla. to the late Leroy Shorter and Imogard (Gobbler) Shorter.

Linda married John Lee Porter June 10, 1978 in Wewoka, Okla., he preceded her in death May 16, 2004.

She was a homemaker.

Preceding Linda in death are her parents; husband John; brother Roy Lee Shorter; grandchild Johnathen Porter.

Survivors include son, Michael Porter and wife, Candie of Wewoka; grandchildren Alexis Porter, and Alexander Porter; brothers Jackie Shorter, Hubert Shorter, and Hamen Shorter, one sister Katie Hall and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Mission Home Baptist Church with Pastor Mathew Wyatt officiating and burial at Oakwood Cemetery.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Charles Posey

Nov. 29, 1935 - April 2, 2014

Charles Leonard Posey, 78-year old Seminole, Okla. resident passed from this life on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 in Seminole. 

He was born Nov. 29, 1935 in Maud, Okla. to parents Cyrel Posey and Ozie Mae (Yerby) Posey.

Charles graduated from Wolf High School in 1952 and went on to attend two years at Murray State College. 

Then in 1958 Charles joined the United States Army where he served in Korea.

On April 5, 1959 Charles married the love of his life Joann Julia Jones in Midwest City, Okla.

Charles worked as a shipping supervisor for over twenty-five years at Tinker Air Force Base in Midwest City, Okla. retiring in 1988.

The couple moved to Seminole fifty years ago from Oklahoma City. 

They are also members of the First Assembly of God Church in Seminole.

Charles leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 55 years, Joann Julia (Jones) Posey of the home; two sons, Brad Posey and his fiancé Regina Northcott of Wolf, Okla., Phillip Posey and his wife Peggy of Seminole; one daughter, Laura Long and her husband David of Seminole; nine grandchildren, Renee Ross of Choctaw, Okla., Lori Holland of Broken Arrow, Okla., Julia Dennis of Seminole, Chris Posey of Carter, Okla., Tyler Sharber of Sayer, Okla., Alexis Long of Seminole, Logan Long of Seminole, Halen Posey of Seminole, and Braiden Grey of Seminole.

Charles is also survived by several great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends.

Charles is preceded in death by his parents and by his grandparents who raised him in the Wolf area, Thomas and Zelda Yerby.

Memorial Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, April 7, 2014 at the Seminole First Assembly of God Church located at 420 East Evans Street in Seminole with Rev. Doyle O. Long officiating the service.

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

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Leona Postoak

Leona (Hill) Postoak passed away in Austin, Tex. on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at the age of 73 years.

Leona was the daughter of Frank and Mandy (Moses) Hill, born on June 27, 1940, in Wewoka, Okla. 

She was brought up and attended schools in the Wewoka area, and was a graduate of Wewoka High School.

Leona lived for many years in Wewoka, then moved to Oklahoma City, where she worked at various nursing homes as a kitchen aide. 

She returned to Wewoka and lived there for some fifteen years, until she moved because of health issues to be near her daughter in Austin, Tex.

Leona enjoyed reading, and loved the outdoors and sports, particularly volleyball and softball. 

She was a member of the Hilltop Presbyterian Church in Wewoka, but enjoyed visiting all the churches in the area.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Mandy Hill; one son, Russell Postoak, in 1989; one brother, Franklin Hill, and one sister, Jennie Trevino.

She is survived by three children, Georgetta Postoak of Austin, Tex., Lorena Postoak of Oklahoma City, and Cornelius Garcia Postoak and wife Loretta of Austin, Tex.; seven grandchildren, Angela Paula of Schertz, Tex., Phillip Moreno of Universal City, Tex., Latonya Lopez of Oklahoma City, Romeo Naron of Boynton Beach, Fla., Jordan Szuts of North Carolina, Preston Postoak and Priscilla Postoak, both of Sallisaw, Okla.; nine great grandchildren; three brothers, Charlie Hill of Chandler, Walter Hill of Wewoka, and Mickey Hill of Seminole; three sisters, Imogene Carpitcher of Oklahoma City, Hilly Gunville of Seminole, and Edna Harjo of Shawnee; numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, 2 p.m. at New Hope Church north of Wewoka, and Leona will be laid to rest in Moses Cemetery south of Wewoka.  Rev. Jimsey Harjo and Rev. Leon Postoak are the officiating ministers. 

Pallbearers are Timothy Hill, J. D. Hill, Jonathan Hill, Kevin Gunville, Nicholas Gunville, and Russell Gunville. 

Honorary pallbearers are David Postoak, Richard Trevino, Jason Trevino, Aaron Hill, Joel Hill, and Michael Trevino.

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

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Louise Potter

Louise (Stewart) Potter, age 49 years passed Tuesday, May 20, 2014 in Tulsa, Okla.

She was born June 25, 1964 in Wewoka, Okla. to the late Albert Stewart and Esther Holata.

She was raised by Katie Stewart.

Louise was a homemaker and a member of Spring Baptist Church.

Wake service is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church.

Funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, May 23, 2014 at Sand Creek Eufaula Baptist Church with Pastor Houston Tiger and Pastor J.R. Wisdom officiating.

Preceding Louise in death are her parents; husband, Gary Potter; sisters, Rosetta Haro, and Josephine Stewart; brothers, Vincent and Jay Harjo, and Robert Wolf Jr.

Survivors include her children Joshua Coon of Shawnee, Louisa Sugg Coon of Okemah, Moses Malone Coon of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Melissa Potter of Shawnee; sisters Betty Proctor of Depew, Okla., Katherine Davis, Minneapolis, Mich., Salinda Davis of Stroud, Patricia Hill of Depew, Susie Smith of Oklahoma City, Okla., Esther Harjo of Seminole, and Lillie Mae Peteet of Moore, Okla. and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Harold Poulter

Harold Wilson Poulter, 82, longtime Seminole resident died, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 in Seminole, Okla.

Harold was born Sept. 10, 1932 in Ada, Okla., to Ruby (Odom) and Wilson Poulter.

Harold was a longtime employee and supervisor in the cutting department at Wrangler Corporation here in Seminole, Okla.

He was member of the Elks Lodge and the Seminole Masonic Lodge, and a member of the Congregation Methodist Church on Good Hope in Seminole.

Harold served his country in the U.S. Army and the National Guard.

Harold married Sue Herring on April 6, 1968 in Stonewall, Okla.

They were married for 46 years and Sue preceded him in death on Sept. 18, 2014.

Harold is survived by three sons, Mark Poulter, of Moore, Okla., Brian Poulter of Cleveland, Tex. and Richard Poulter of Seminole, Okla., one daughter Melinda Ewing of Seminole, Okla. His grandchildren Amy Bateman, Cara Bateman, Angela Walker, Kylee Poulter, Traci Poulter, Dylan Poulter, and Faith Poulter and his great grandchildren Rylinn Poulter, Braden Poulter, Chelsea Walker and Ryan Harris. He is also survived by his brother David Poulter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Sue on September 18, 2014, a daughter Leslie Bateman, his grandson Brandon Poulter, and brother C.A. Poulter.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole, with burial following at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.

Matt Riffle will officiate at the service.

Casket bearers will be Michael Parker, Chris Combs, Ronald Davidson, Doug Hatton, JR Pack, and Justin Maxwell.

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

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Karen Poulter

Karen "Sue" Poulter, 70, lifelong Seminole resident passed away, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at her home in Seminole.

Sue was born May 15, 1944 in Prague, Okla. to Edith (Atkins) and Clifford Herring.

Sue was raised in the Strother area of Seminole county.

She attended Seminole Public Schools and graduated from Seminole High School.

Sue was a bookkeeper, working for Jerry Scott Drilling Co., Oklahoma Pipe Sales, Hooten Oil and Trico Drilling.

Sue loved to read, go fishing, loved her grandchildren and shopping, and she always found something for everyone when she went.

Sue was a member of the Congregation Methodist Church on Good Hope Road in Seminole.

Sue married Harold Poulter on April 6, 1968 in Stonewall, Okla.

Sue is survived by her husband of 46 years, Harold Poulter of the home; her son, Mark Poulter of Moore, Okla.; stepsons, Brian Poulter of Cleveland, Tex. and Richard Poulter of Seminole, Okla.; step daughter Melinda Ewing of Seminole, Okla.; four sisters, Shirley Thornton of Seminole, Nina Shepherd of Seminole, Alta Winn of Paden, Okla. and Cheryl Young of McLoud, Okla.; seven grandchildren, Amy Bateman, Cara Bateman, Angela Walker, Kylee Poulter, Traci Poulter, Dylan Poulter, Faith Poulter and her great grandchildren, Rylinn Poulter, Braden Poulter, Chelsea Walker and Ryan Harris.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Leslie Bateman and grandson, Branden Poulter.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole with burial following at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole. Rev. Dewayne Jackson will officiate at the service.

Casket bearers will be Justin Maxwell, JR Pack, Chris Combs, Johnny Roberts.

The family would like to say a special "Thank You" to Faith Hospice in Seminole and her Faith Hospice nurses, Connie, LeAnn, Ashley and Cheri.

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

Poulter

 

 

 

Sandy Powell

Sandy Powell, 66, of Shawnee, Oklahoma passed away Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 in Oklahoma City.

Wake Services were held 6:00 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 at Horseshoe Bend in Shawnee.

Burial will be 8:00 a.m., Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 at Clark Family Cemetery in Shawnee 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.

 

 

 

Douglas Price

Douglas Mack Price, 72, longtime Seminole resident, died Monday, October 20, 2014 in Seminole, Okla.

Douglas was born July 18, 1942 in Lawton, Okla. to Irene (Taylor) and Otto Price.

 Douglas was a Seminole Police Officer during the 1970’s.

He also worked as a repairman, car salesman and a Nurse’s Aide in nursing homes in Salina, Kans.

He served his country in the U. S. Army during the Korean War and then in the U. S. Navy during the Vietnam War.

Douglas moved to Seminole from Salina, Kans. several years ago and always loved to go fishing in his spare time.

 He married Janice Heins on February 3, 1981 in Blackwell, Okla.

 He is survived by his wife Janice Price of Seminole, Okla., His step-sons James Cochran and his wife Liz of New York, Reynold Cochran III, two step-daughters Sandra Cochran and her husband David and Patricia Cochran.

 He was preceded in death by his parents Otto Price and Irene Driskill, sister Barbara Iverson and a brother Jerry Price.

 No memorial service has been planned at this time.

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

 

Price

 

 

 

Marilyn Price

Services for Marilyn Lourinda Price, 71, Ada, are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Criswell Funeral Home Chapel in Ada. Rev. Steve Garner will officiate and burial will follow at Konawa Cemetery.

Mrs. Price died Friday, April 25, 2014, at an Ada care center.

She was born Feb. 7, 1943, to Howard and Norma Wilson Milburn at Trousdale, Okla.

She attended school at St. Louis High School and was a homemaker.

She returned to the Ada area in 1996 from Tulsa.

Mrs. Price was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.

Mrs. Price and Charlie Price were married July 15, 1961.

Survivors include her husband, Charlie, of the home; two sons, Jerry Don Price and wife Karen of Ada, and Randell Price of McAlester; two daughters, Teresa Buretta of Ada, and Tami Miller and husband Johnny of Ada; grandchildren, Debora Buretta, Joey Buretta, Mari Buretta, Charlie Buretta, Victoria Buretta, Kali Miller, Jillian Miller, Gwenlee Miller, Paceon Miller, Tristan Price, Katy Price and Ruby Price; one great-grandson, Alex Buretta; one brother, Jerry Milburn, Asher; and one sister, Faye Ann Jackson, Copperas Cove, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Bearers are Robert Vick, Calvin Nolen, J.D. Thys, Jim Parks, Rick Stettler, Tommy Cooper and Lowry Allen.

Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to criswellfh.com.

Criswell Funeral Home of Ada is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Gladys Pruitt

Gladys Pruitt, 99, long-time resident of Konawa, Okla. died Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Seminole Care and Rehab Center in Seminole, Okla.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Friday, April 4 at the First Baptist Church of Konawa. Burial will follow at Konawa Cemetery. Rev. Jim McMillan will officiate.

Pallbearers are Chris Sharp, Jim Sharp, Marvin Patterson, Robert Roulston, Jimmy Tooley, and Darrell Mackey.

The family will receive guests at Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa on Thursday night from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

She was born Oct. 19, 1914, in Madill, Okla. to John T. and Annie Hargis.

She graduated Madill High School and married Robert Pruitt in Oklahoma City on Sept. 20, 1933.

She is survived by one son-in-law, Floyd Clayton of Konawa; one grandson; and one great grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Pruitt; her parents, John and Annie Hargis; and only child, Katherine Clayton.

Pruitt

 

 

 

John Ramage

John Ramage age 68 years passed away at his home in Wewoka.

Born Nov. 7, 1946 in Holdenville, Okla. to H.B. and Pauline Ramage.

He was a graduate of Wewoka High School, class of 1965 and after graduating he joined the US Navy, serving during the Vietnam conflict.

John was a fireman for the Wewoka Fire Department for a number of years and upon retiring he was assistant Chief.

He was a member of the First Christian Church in Wewoka and was baptized at the age of 12.

Preceding John in death are his parents, and wife Lavatta (Davis) Ramage.

Survivors include brother -in-law Ernest Lavell Jackson, Oklahoma City, uncle David Ramage, nephew; Jeff Jackson, niece; Karen Kating, two great-nephews and one great-niece.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

Wewoka Fire Department will serve as Pall bearers.

Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Wewoka.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

Ramage

 

 

 

Virginia Ramsey

Virginia Lee (Sparkman) Ramsey, was born on Jan. 20, 1934 at Cushing, Okla. to George and Alice Sparkman.

She departed this life on Sept. 17, 2014 in Seminole, Okla.

Virginia completed her high school education at Horace Mann, Ada and finished her Bachelor's Degree at East Central State College in Ada.

The wife of Rev. Don R. Ramsey of Wewoka, Virginia entered the teaching profession in 1955 at Ong Elementary School, Seminole County.

She served as a missionary assistant to her husband when the family began pioneering missions on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona.

As homemaker she also nurtured four children during the first seven years of her married life.

When the family moved to Phoenix, Ariz. in 1965, Virginia became teacher, office manager, and bookkeeper for the All Tribes Bible School now known as AIC.

Later she served the college as Business Manager until she was employed by the Arizona District Council of the Assemblies of God as its Office Manager and Bookkeeper. She remained in this position for nearly twenty-four years.

In 1980 the Ramsey's moved to Anchorage, Alaska, where her husband worked at the Far North Bible College and First Assembly of God. She served the Anchorage First Assembly as its Bookkeeper during the year they were stationed there.

Resuming her position at the district office in Arizona, she worked there until 1999 when she resigned and accompanied her husband to Seminole, Okla.

She remained a homemaker until her demise.

In lieu of flowers a gift to Mission's would honor Virginia's calling.

Sister Ramsey is survived by her four children, Rebecca Ramsey of Seminole, Okla., Deborah MonBarren of Scottsdale, Ariz., Stephen of Payson, Ariz., David of Prescott, Ariz., five grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Arizona; her sisters; nephews and nieces and many friends.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Lindell Warren and Rev. Kevin Wehrli officiating.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guest book is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Ramsey

 

 

 

Donald Reade

Sept. 2, 1953 - May 19, 2014

Donald George Ryan Reade, long time Seminole resident, entered eternal life on May 19, 2014 at Seminole, Okla.; he was 60 years old.

Donald was born Sept. 2, 1953 in Queens, N.Y. to parents Francis and Virginia (Cary) Reade. 

He retired from the United States Army after 22 years of service as a Master Sergeant. 

After his retirement in 1992 he moved to Seminole. 

On Dec. 22, 1983, Donald married Derinda (Simmons) in Tecumseh, Okla.

He is survived by his wife, Derinda, of the home; his mother, Virginia Reade of Queens, N.Y.; three daughters, Jennifer Smith of Los Cruses, N.M., Jessica Reade of Durant, Okla. and Lisa Daniel of Stonewall, Okla.; one son, Jody Mann of Stonewall, Okla.; one sister, Ann Alvarez of Queens, N.Y.; one brother, John Reade of Queens, N.Y.; six grandchildren, Austin Mann, Delaney Daniel, Josie Lynn Mann, Leslie Daniel, Alex Smith and Zack Smith, as well as a host of other family and friends.

His father, Francis Reade preceded him in death.

A memorial service is planned for 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 24, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Christopher W. Meek will officiate the service

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

Reade

 

 

 

Billie Redford

Billie Charline Redford was born on Dec. 1, 1932, in Salina, Okla., and departed this life on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Wewoka, Okla., at the age of 81.

Billie, the daughter of Charles and Lillian (Nave) Brown, was a resident of Wewoka. 

Billie married James Monroe Redford on Jan. 12, 1950, in Okemah, James preceded her in death on Dec. 21, 1995.

Billie's parents, husband, a daughter and son-in-law, Burdetta and James Nicely, a grandson, Thomas Nicely, one sister, Freeda McEntire, and brother-in-law, Charles Chapman preceded her in death.

Survivors include: son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy Dale and Pam Redford of Prague; daughters and sons-in-law, Anita and J.R. Reid of Wewoka, and Belinda and Joe Shannon of McLoud; brother, Carroll Brown of Henryetta; sister, Georgine Chapman of Henryetta; seven grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild on the way and loved by many nieces and nephews

A memorial service was held on Sunday, July 13, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Earlsboro Free Will Baptist Church in Earlsboro with Pastor J.R. Reid and Brother Randall Miller officiating. 

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

Please visit www.ParksBrothers.net

Redford

 

 

 

Raymond Reed III

Raymond William "Dusty" Reed III, 40, Maud, Okla. resident, died Monday, March 3, 2014 in Seminole County.

Dusty was born May 29, 1973 in Oklahoma City, Okla. to Connie (Lewis) Reed and Raymond William Reed, Jr.

Dusty grew up in the Seminole and Maud areas and attended Seminole Public Schools, he later attended Northeastern University in Tahlequah, Okla. for a few years.

Dusty did restoration of old southern homes in Savannah, Ga. for a while and loved helping his grandfather, Togie Lewis, to whom he was very close, with his ranch and horses.

Dusty was also a salesman for Mattress Giant Retailer in Dallas, Tex., and received several "Salesman of the Month" and "Manager of the Year" awards Dusty was a member of the Choctaw Tribe of Oklahoma.

Dusty also served as Chaplin of the  Sons of the American Legion at Savannah, Ga.

Dusty loved people, he had a personality to which people where drawn.

Dusty loved the tropics, the ocean and deep-sea fishing.

He had a love for the University of Oklahoma and enjoyed going to their games.

Dusty loved celebrating his birthdays by floating the Illinois River with his friend, and St. Patrick’s Day.

Dusty was kindhearted and was always there for his friends whenever they needed him.

He also helped take care of his grandfather, Togie Lewis, in his dying days. Mr. Lewis died Feb. 7, 2014.

Dusty is survived by his mother, Connie (Lewis) Reed of Maud; his brother, Clint Reed of Dallas, Tex.; grandmother, Glenda Lewis of Maud; his aunts and uncles, Glen and Dian Koch of Seminole, Gary and Melanie Lewis of Maud and Mike and Jerry Jackson of Edmond, Okla. Many friends and family who loved him dearly also survive him.

His father, Raymond William Reed, Jr. and his grandfather, Togie Lewis, and his grandmother, Geraldine Reed Long, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Saturday, March 8, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole, with Rev. Mark Hennen officiating. Burial will follow at Cummings Cemetery in Maud.

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

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Taylor Reed

Taylor Don Reed was born April 11, 2005 in Oklahoma City to Russell Don Reed and Sherry Louise Day.

He departed this life Sunday Oct. 19, 2014 in Muse, Okla.

Taylor was a fourth grader at Wewoka Elementary school.

He loved to play football with his friends.

He enjoyed fishing, listening to Blues Music and playing with his friends.

He was a young man full of life and energy.

Taylor was a loving happy little boy, that brought smiles to everyone he met.

Survivors include his Father Russell Don Reed of Wewoka, Mother Sherry Day of Meeker, Okla.; Sisters Lorlie Day and Samantha Day of Meeker; grandparents Jim and Janice Day of Meeker, Okla.; Uncle Steve Day of Edmond, Okla.: Aunt and Uncle Liz and Joby Barnhart of Wewoka, Rick Reed of Holdenville, Okla., Uncle and Aunt Scott and Anglea Gibbs of Holdenville, Okla.; cousins Coty and Charley Barnhart ; Jaden Easton, and Donvan Gibbs of Holdenville, and Courtney Boyce of Holdenville, numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pall Bearers will be Kevin Kincade, Todd Brock, Randy Childers, Brett Miller, Kendell Miller, and Khanaa Langrehr.

Honorary Pall Bearers will be Ryan Langrehr, Coty Barnhart, Charley Barnhart, Chance Tipken, Lane Smith, Lane Azlin and the entire fourth grade class.

In Lieu of flowers, please make donations in Remembrance of Taylor Reed at Hometown Insurance, Wewoka, OK (405-257-2100. or 222 south Muskogee Ave. Wewoka, Oklahoma 74884.

Funeral service will be 1:00 PM Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 at Wewoka High School Auditorium with James Branscum officiating and burial to follow at Maud Cemetery, Maud, Okla.

 

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Reed

 

 

 

Thelma Reese

Thelma Ivalue Reese, 79, longtime Seminole resident died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 at the Cedar Creek Living Center in Norman, Okla.

Thelma was born May 8, 1934 in Seminole to Lula Bell (Mills) and Hubbard Williams.

She grew up in Seminole and attended Seminole Public Schools.

She was a domestic housekeeper for most of her life, helping many families in the Seminole community.

She is survived by four sons; Kelvin Reese of Shawnee, Okla., Gilbert Reese and Mark Reese both of Seminole, and Jake Reese of North Carolina; four daughters, Cassandra Fabre of Seminole, Chiquita Overstreet and Karen Reese Williams both of Norman and Paulette Reese of Seminole; her sister, Lolita O’Guinn of Wewoka, Okla.; 23 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Preston Reese; and one son, Edwin Cook.

Funeral services are planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at the Immanuel Fellowship Church in Seminole with burial to follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole.

There will be a family visitation where the family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home.

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

Reese

 

 

 

John Reeves III

Aug. 29, 2014 – Aug. 29, 2014

John Coleman "Colt" Reeves, III, 1 day old, came into this world on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 at O.U. Children’s Hospital and then returned to Heaven that very day.

He was born to parents, John Coleman Reeves, Jr. and Kourtney (Hughey) Reeves.

He is survived by his parents, John and Kourtney Reeves, Jr.; grandparents, Marlin Hughey, Jr. and Liz Hughey, Kathy Hughey, John Reeves, Sr. and Kay Reeves; great grandparents, Donald and Sherry Brown, Veieta Goss and Marlin Hughey.

He was preceded in death by his great grandparents, Jack and Loneva Stach and Alma and Jesse Reeves.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Keith Warren officiating. Burial will take place at the Reeves family cemetery south of Seminole.

Serving as casket bearers will be grandfathers, John Reeves, Sr. and Marlin Hughey, Jr.

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

 

 

Millard Reich

Millard Dow Reich was born Aug. 17, 1922 to Ammon Hansford and Atlas Imogene in Talihina, Okla. 

He was the fourth born of fourteen children.

On June 30th 1942 he registered in the United States Army at the age of 19.

He was enlisted on November 23, 1942 and served in the 84th Infantry Division, Company L 334th Infantry Army of the United States.

Millard served in several World War II Campaigns, the European African Middle Eastern Campaign, Rhineland Campaign, Battle of the Bulge, and Central Europe Campaign.

His decorations and citations consisted of: World War II Victory Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Ribbon, EAME Theater Ribbon, Purple Heart, and Three Bronze Service Stars and Distinguished Unit Badge GO 166 H.Q. 84th Infantry Division 45, and Expert Rifleman. 

He was honorably discharged from the United States Army in 1946 and was a member of the American Legion for many years.

He was also honored as a Disabled American Veteran due to injuries received in combat.

He worked for the Frisco Railroad for 31 years from 1947-1948 and then 1952-1982.

He served on the School Board for Kite and Sasakwa Schools for a total of twenty-six years.

Millard was an honest, hard-working man who taught his children and grandchildren the life principles of honesty, perseverance, integrity, responsibility, compassion, leadership, and hard work.

He often was considered the county historian by anyone who knew him.

He married the love of his life, Evelyn Mae Edwards on January 11, 1949 and celebrated 59 fulfilling years of marriage.

They made their home in Sasakwa, Okla., on a small country farm, where they were blessed with fourteen children; 8 girls and 6 boys, 67 grandchildren, 84 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn; parents, Ammon Hansford and Atlas Imogene; brothers; Clarence, Thomas, Ivan, Sherman, Jack, Herbert, Larry, Lawrence, and A.H., sisters; Marie Landreth and Joanne Long, two sons; Steven Joe and Allen Hampton, two sons-in law; Rick Hensley and Phillip Whitlock, Sr., daughter-in-law; Connie Reich, grandsons; Lance Whitlock, great-grandsons; Michael and Daniel Hermes and Garrett Christ.

He is survived by his two brothers and sisters-in law; Jerry and Carolyn Reich, and Lester and Demiah Reich, sister-in-law; Martha McMahan, and brother-in-law; W.M. (Dub) Edwards, brother-in-law; Paul Bebout, children; Vada and Ted Hermes, Debbie Derrick, Linda Whitlock, Rita Francis, Nickey and Kathy Reich, Pamela and Gary Welch, Johnny and Jamie Reich, Ammon Reich, Patricia Hensley, Anita and Kelly Chronister, Michael and Kim Reich, Sara and Perry Epley, daughters-in-law; Lisa Hubbard Reich and Jana Reich, his grandchildren; Daniel Jr, and Aileen Dianda, Michael and Mia Dianda, Ted  Hermes III, Amy Plotner, Patrick Plotner, Ruthie Leslie, Phillip Whitlock, Jr., Brian and Kristin Whitlock, Tina and Tony Downey, Tanya Igert, Michael and Andrea Reich, Jason Stewart, Stacy and Ryan Christ, Cheryl and Jon Cloud, Johnny Jr. and Sharla Reich, Jamie and Aaron Mandevill, Jacob and Sarah Reich, Tyler and Andrea Huckill, Torrey and Amanda Huckill, Sharlette Reich and Colby Calhoun, Brandy and Orrin Baird, Lauren Reich, Nick Hensley, Hannah and Brock Ashford, Ashton Livesay and Ava Eaves, Austin Livesay and Brittney Shaffer, Nikole Wheeler, Taul and Catie Livesay, Wade and Nichole Chronister, Tristan Chronister, Siara Reich and Jeff Sapp, Analaya Reich, Almon and Tiffany Epley, Linda and John Choate, Millard Epley and Ali Rawls, Patricia and Carl Annanders, Prescilla and Tim Eubank, and Perry Epley III, his great-grandchildren; Jonathan Dianda, Olivia Dianda, Rebecca Dianda, Danielle Dianda, Michael Dianda, Jr., Micah Dianda, Anton Hermes, Chancie Hermes, Kali Hermes, Reylii Abbiss, Gabby Emery, Sebastian Hespett, Sydney Leslie, Randy Leslie, Christopher Sanderson, Jr., Connor Whitlock, Cooper Whitlock, Carter Whitlock, Evelyn Whitlock, Tristin Francis, Peyton Francis, Piper Francis, Maddie Orcutt, Kallie Orcutt, ,Brodey Igert, , Kymber Igert, Brandon Downey, Klaire Downey, Brianna Kirkendall, Alexis White, Alex White, Zayne Reich, Baylee Stewart, Levi Stewart, Kade Cloud, Adilynn Cloud, Gracie Christ, Clara Christ, Jaylen Reich, 7 Nave, Jace Reich, Cameron Schulz, Athena Huckill, Tyler Huckill, Taylor Cathy, Katelyn Cathy, Thad Cathy, Brylee Baird, Brynlee Baird, Mason Carter, Hayden Scarbrough, Makenzie Wheeler, Makayla Wheeler, Micah Wheeler, Ayden Livesay, Aniston Livesay, Hunter Chronister, Hayden Chronister, Kyrian Chronister, Piper Wolfe, Jagger Wolfe, Evelyn Epley, Elayna Epley, Ivan Choate, Clint Choate, Steven Pelps, Cimarron McGlockin, Dalton Vivian, Chelsea Shields, Devin Estep, Patricia Burns, Snodanns Annanders, Timberlyn Eubank, Michael Summers, Brittany Choate, Matthew Summers, Makayla Epley, Sherry Epley, Summer Davis, Dakota Davis, great-great grandchildren; Annika Champagne, Serenity Slaughter, Xander Michael Blanchard, Jaykob McGlockin, Chloe Summers, Daisy Choate, and Jesse Choate and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services for Millard Reich will be held on Thursday, Dec. 4th at 2:00 pm at the Wewoka Church of Christ with Aaron Alsbrook and Virgil Romine officiating.

Lunch will be served at 12:00 pm at the Church of Christ and family and friends are invited to attend.

Graveside will follow at Lone Dove Cemetery in Sasakwa.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Ronald Reich

In the arms of an angel, Ronald Lee Reich passed from this life into Heaven to the feet of his Father on May 2, 2014.

In San Diego, Calif. on Jan. 1, 1943 during World War II, to the delight of his parents, Lee and Monnie Reich, a beautiful baby boy was born.

He was the oldest of "the boys", his brothers, George Edward and Jimmy Dale were later born in Wewoka.

Ronnie attended school in Sloat and Quincy, Calif. and Wewoka all of his life as the family followed construction jobs.

Monnie decided that moving with three little boys across the country was not the best plan, so she and Lee set down permanent roots in Wewoka, near the boy’s grandparents, Edward and Eva Barnes.

The boys loved to tell stories of the great life they had growing up by their grandparents!

Apparently, a grandparent’s job of spoiling, extending wisdom and protecting grandchildren has been the same for many years.

Well, until the great-grandchildren come along and then the tides changed.

Ron was taught the importance of God, family, friends, and community by his parents and extended family. Lessons he would pass along to future generations with pride.

Ronnie graduated from Wewoka High School and East Central University.

Through friendships made while working in the kitchen at East Central Ronnie met David Welch and then David’s beautiful sister, Ruth Welch.

Ron and Ruth would marry on a dreamy snowy night at a small country church in a setting straight out of a Christmas movie in December 1968.

Two years later, the first of two children was born, Ronda Grace.

Two years later, Roy Lee was born and the family was complete.

Ron spent his entire life pursuing his love of building new things and exploring and creating new technology.

Ron worked in Tulsa for a short time before deciding to return to Wewoka where he worked for Acker Industry designing expanded metal machines.

Ron would continue to further his education by obtaining a Master degrees over his life as well as taking other courses in computers throughout his life.

Working as a draftsman and electrical engineer for many years at Goff in Seminole would provide Ron with new friends, mentors, and a way to support his family the remainder of his working career.

With a passion to teach others, Ronnie taught at Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech for many years.

Designing and creating floats and haunted houses for various community and school activities were avenues for Ron to support community causes.

Serving as a Boy Scout Leader for many years, Ron loved teaching the young men about Scout values and lessons, where he also showed them how to do woodworking projects even helping five young men with their projects to obtain their Eagle rank.

After his retirement, Ron began volunteering at the Seminole Nation Museum with various projects including Sorghum Day activities.

He also served the community by helping to update all the records of the Oakwood and Westwood Cemeteries.

Ron loved his family and researched his own genealogy over his entire life span, taking various trips to meet distance relatives and listening to lively and eventful stories that would fill his beloved brief case after each trip!

He loved to watch Si-fi and western movies.

Awaiting Ronnie in Heaven was his father, Lee Mathew Reich; mother, Monnie Jean (Barnes) Reich; grandparents, George Washington and Mattie (Hanning) Reich and Edward Mack and Eva (Smith) Barnes, as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Left to cherish his memories are his wife of 45 years, Ruth Reich of the home; daughter, Ronda Grace Reich of Wewoka; son, Roy Lee Reich of Wewoka; special great-nephew Aiden Absher; brothers George Reich and wife Carol of Holdenville, Jimmy Reich and wife Billie of Broken Arrow; aunt Hazel Morphis of Wewoka; uncle Leon Barnes and wife Alma of Toledo, Ohio; aunt Mary Ellen Reich of Wewoka; sister-in-laws, Rena Lou Pitts of Holdenville and Rosalee Mulanax of Weatherford, Tex.; brother-in-laws, Roy Welch and wife Maxine of Lamar, David Welch of Richmond, Tex. as well as a host of other cousins whom were like siblings to Ronnie, nieces and nephews and other family and friends.

A celebration of Ron’s life will be held on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Wewoka. Rev. Dane Robinson will officiate, assisted by Bill Robinson and Bro. Jay Badry.

Pallbearers will be Roy Reich, Michael Reich, Randy Reich, Brett Reich, Tracy Reich, Colby Hester, Sebastian Hester, Randy Tingwald and John Welch.

Interment will follow at the Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

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

Condolences to the family can be made at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Reich

 

 

 

Ruth Reschke

Ruth Jane Reschke, Wewoka resident passed away Wednesday, Nov. 5th, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Okla. at the age of 74 years.

Born Sept. 1, 1940 to the late William "Bill" Harjo and Bessie Ceasar Harjo.

Ruth was a member of Hilltop Presbyterian Church.

Ruth was married April 19, 1962 in Seminole, Okla. to Roland Reschke.

He preceded her in death March 22, 1997.

She was also preceded in death by one sister Lucille Johnson and one brother Herbert "Happy" Harjo.

Survivors include two daughters Editha Gaynell Dority of Wewoka and Debra Ann of Piedmont, Okla.; one son Wendell Kirk Reschke of the home, two grandchildren and one great-grandchild along with a host of other relatives and friends.

Pall Bearers will be Ronald Johnson, Eddie Johnson, Mark Johnson, Chuck Johnson, Darell Baker, and Johnny Dority.

Honorary pall bearers will be Zane Smith, Jim Chadick, Charles Maylen, and Sam Johnson.

Flower Bearers are Linda Ellis, Carolyn Williams, Temena Johnson, Andrea Ellis, Hannah Marshall and Cheri Johnson.

Wake service will be 6:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7th, 2014 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor Curtis Kinney, Rev. Kellos Walker, and Pastor Paul Fixico officiating.

Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

 

 

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Hazel Reynolds

Hazel Marie Reynolds, 94, passed from this life on Saturday evening, Aug. 23, 2014 at Solara Hospital in Shawnee, Okla.

Hazel, was a resident of northern Seminole County for over 80 years, and was the co-owner and operator of Mable Jackson Grocery in Little for almost 50 years.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 1:30 p.m. at the Church of Christ at Little under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home. Ministers John Henley and Rusty Dawson will officiate. Burial will follow at the Little Cemetery.

Born in McMillan, Okla., on Aug. 6, 1920, to Frankie Simpson Royal and Arthur Royal, Reynolds moved to the Little Community when she was a teenager.

She graduated from Prairie Valley High School as valedictorian of her class in 1938.

After graduation, she worked alongside her sister, Mable Jackson, running a full-service country grocery store.

She fell in love with her co-worker at the store, Wayne Reynolds before he left for active duty during WWII.

Upon his return from the war, the two were married on May 29, 1945. For the next 20 years, they helped build the store as it expanded with a fresh meat market, gas service station, agricultural feed supplies, groceries and sundries, and a "charge account" personal credit business. Wayne also ran a ranching operation in the Little community.

Their union produced three children, Linda Reynolds Helbach, Danny Reynolds and Lana Reynolds.

In 1966, Wayne died suddenly of a heart attack at age 52, leaving Hazel to raise her children, ages 17, 13 and 6, alone.

She worked tirelessly to provide for her family and to ensure that they had good educational opportunities.

She instilled in them the motivation to go to college, and all three completed post-graduate degrees.

An active member of the Church of Christ at Little, Hazel attended Ladies Bible Class and was a member of the Oklahoma Christian College Women’s Association.

An avid cook, Hazel was constantly cooking for family, church, community and educational functions.

The frequency of her contributions earned her honorary status as "Home Room Mother" for her friends at Seminole State College.

In honor of her contributions to the college and community, the flags at Seminole State College will be flown at half-staff through Wednesday.

She is survived by her children, Linda and her husband Morris Helbach, Danny and his wife Jill Reynolds and Lana. She is also survived by five grandchildren and their spouses: Amy and Geoff Nielsen, Brad and Janelle Reynolds, Shelly and Brent Mercer, Greg and Jaime Reynolds and Jana and Pedro Colὀn.

Fifteen great-grandchildren also survive her: Alyssa, Ashley Hazel and Jake Nielsen; Christian, Carson and Caden Cato; Chyler Reynolds; Preston, Madison and Grady Mercer; Gracie, Ellie, Ruby and Jett Reynolds; and Jonah Colὀn.

Memorial donations may be made to the Seminole State College Educational Foundation, earmarked for the Wayne and Hazel Reynolds Scholarship, and mailed to P.O. Box 351, Seminole, OK 74818.

Pallbearers will be Larry Birdwell, Roy Boydstun, Demp Chesser, Tex Gleichman, Jack Cline and Larry Vickers.

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Maurice Reynolds

Maurice Loyd Reynolds, 87, passed away Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 in her home in Pecan Plantation in Granbury, Tex. of a long illness. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at Wiley Funeral Home, Granbury, Tex.  Memorial will be held at Wounded Warriors or the National Kidney Foundation.
   Born July 27, 1927 in Baird, TX, Maurice was the daughter of Frank and Leathy Frazier Loyd.

She graduated from Baird High School and Del Mar College in Corpus Christi and became a registered nurse.

She married Charles F. Reynolds, a soldier from Seminole, Okla., and made friends all over the country as she followed him during his army training, further education and his career as a geologist for Conoco.

They lived in Seminole, Okla., and Midland, Corpus Christi, Houston, and other places.  

She loved OU football, art history, beautiful dishes, and travel.  

Maurice was preceded in death by her husband in 2009 and their son Charles, Jr. in 1970.

Survivors include daughters, Anne Felix and Catherine Reger and husband, Dennis; grandchildren, Gregory Mueller and wife Kari, and Julie Jara and husband Jim; and great grandchildren, Matthew & Taylor Mueller; and Dominic, Christian, Ethan and Alexander Jara.

 

Anne Rhoads

Anne Rhoads was called to her Heavenly home on Feb. 21, 2014 at 90 years of age.

She was born Nov. 12, 1923, to Elbert and Jessie (Loudermilk) Rippy, one of the nine children who filled their homestead in Odin, Ill.

She married high school classmate, Francis ‘Dusty’ Rhoads on Nov. 27, 1947.

Their fifty-seven year marriage saw them moving from Illinois to Texas to Tulsa; then to McPherson, Kans., Blackwell, Okla., and back to Tulsa.

Anne’s final years were spent living in Seminole, Okla.

Each place held cherished memories and many friendships for Anne and she loved talking about the people and places she had known.

Anne and Dusty raised their three sons in McPherson, Kans. where Anne became the Cub Scout mom, car-pool mom, and cookie-baking mom for a whole neighborhood of little boys who became like her own.

Anne often said that "those were the best years" of her life.

Anne was the office manager and bookkeeper for Dusty’s oil business, yet always found time for friends and family.

She was famous for big holiday meals and tubs of homemade cookies.

She loved to read, play bridge, watch golf, and cheer for the ‘Pokes.

She tried to never miss an OKC Thunder game on TV; and would ‘suit up’ in Thunder gear to cheer for Kevin, her favorite player.

What Anne enjoyed most, though, were her sons and their families. She loved her boys deeply and treasured them greatly.

A large extended family of many cousins, nieces, and nephews also brought joy and learning about their lives was a delight to her.

She especially cherished her niece, Mary Lou Shiner, and the time they spent together - often calling Mary Lou "the daughter I never had".

Anne was preceded in death by her parents as well as her siblings, Paul, Gene, Quentin, Lucille, Dwight, Mary, Ray, and Nelda. Her husband Dusty died June 28, 2004.

Anne is survived by her three beloved sons and their wives, David (Mary) Rhoads of Edmond; Mark (Marilyn) Rhoads of Seminole; and Jeff (Debra) Rhoads of Broken Arrow.

She is also survived by one sister-in-law, Maxine ‘Teenie’ Rippy (Ray) of Illinois.

Anne leaves numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces and a host of others who loved her.

The family would like to express thanks to all who provided care for Anne in her final illness; a heartfelt thank you also to Lewis Walters of Redeemer Lutheran, Anne’s Pastor.

Services will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 4 p.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests donations be made in Anne’s memory to the Building Fund at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 39307 MacArthur St., Shawnee, OK. 74804-2485

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Margaret Rich

 

Margaret Elizabeth "Sally" Rich, 80 year old lifelong Seminole County resident passed from this life on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 at her home in Seminole.

She was born March 8, 1934 in rural Cromwell, Okla to parents, Earl LeClair Simonton and Mary Elizabeth (Edmundson) Simonton.

On Oct. 21, 1957 Margaret married Warren Marion Rich in Seminole. Sadly he preceded her in death on May 18, 1982.

Margaret had worked for Wrangler Jean Manufacturing Company until her retirement in 2000.

Margaret was of the Baptist faith and was a member of Faith Worship Center in Prague.

Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Mary French and her husband Joe of Seminole, Earlene Lewis Bozarth and her husband Marc of Salinas, Cal., and Deborah Lynch of Ada.

Three brothers and sisters-in-law, Marvin Simonton and his wife Nita of Wellington, Kan., Paul Simonton and his wife Connie of Casper, Wy., and Robert Simonton and his wife Colleen of Ogden, Ut. She is also survived by ten grandchildren, twenty four great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren and survived by a host of other family and dear friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery.

Serving as casket bearers are; Scotty Gibbs, Jay Howard, Bobby Devereaux, T.J. Lynch, Forrest Green and David "Wayne" Chappell. Honorary bearers are; Lawrence Snowden, Otis Lewallen, Herman Chappell and Buster Pace.

The family wishes to extend a heart felt thank you to Dr. Patel and his staff, also Dr. Wieck, Dr. Hyder, Faith Hospice and their special nurses, Ashlee, Lachrisa, Kristin, Linda, Connie and to Trisha Butner ARNP. The care that you each gave to Margaret is so very appreciated that words can't express our gratitude.

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

 

 

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Margaret Rich

Margaret Elizabeth Rich, 80 year old lifelong Seminole County, Oklahoma resident passed from this life on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 at her home in Seminole. 

She was born March 8, 1934 in rural Cromwell, Okla. to parents, Earl LeClair Simonton and Mary Elizabeth (Edmundson) Simonton.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole. 

Interment will follow at Little Cemetery.

Full obituary information is pending with Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole, Okla.

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

 

Jerry Riddle

Jerry Lynn Riddle, 53, Norman resident died, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 in Norman, Okla. 

Jerry was born June 27, 1961 in Wewoka, Okla. to Johnnie (Smith) and James Riddle.

Jerry was a former Seminole and Wewoka resident currently living in Norman, Okla. He was formerly employed with the Seminole Public Schools from 1981 to 1992.

Jerry was very instrumental in getting the" Mary Rippey Violent Offenders Act" passed with the State of Oklahoma legislature. 

He was a huge Oklahoma University fan and loved to keep up with Seminole Chieftain Football.

He was currently taking care of the swimming pool and the apartment complex where he lived.

Jerry is survived by his mother, Johnnie Riddle of Norman, Okla.; sisters, Sheila Egge and her husband Walter of Wewoka, Okla. and Johnnie Henry and her husband Marvin of Wewoka, Okla.; nephew, Tony Hery of Wewoka; nieces Jerris Egge of Wilburton, Okla. and Chelsea Egge of Wewoka, Okla.; one great nephew, Kaynaan Henry of Holdenville, Okla. and a multitude of close friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Dixie Smith of Wewoka and Glady’s and Luther Riddle of Holdenville, Okla. and his father James " Jimmy " Riddle of Holdenville, Okla.

Private family burial services will take place at a later date at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

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

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Andrew Rivas

Andrew "Chico" Rivas went to be with his Lord on Oct. 6, 2014 in Bartlesville, Okla., at the age of 74.

He was born on June 9, 1940 to Manuel and Guadalupe Corona Rivas in Oklahoma City.

Andrew attended school in Seminole, Okla. for several years, but graduated in 1958 from Corn, Okla.

From his marriage to Donna Collings were born two children, Randell Kent Rivas and Andrea Dawn Rivas Clark.

After graduation, Andrew entered the Air Force and received an honorable discharge, then worked for several years for Cartie Bivins at his gas station before beginning his career at Phillips Petroleum Co., where he retired from in 1998.

He was also a deacon in the First Baptist Church at Shidler, Okla. for many years.

Andrew married Judy Marshall in Miami, Okla. on December 1, 1998, adding three stepdaughters to his family, Susan Sims, Cary Wyatt and Julie Marshall.

He and Judy made their home in Pawhuska, Okla. Andrew enjoyed spending time at Bluestem Lake fishing and entertaining family and friends at their dock.

Andrew is survived by beloved wife Judy, his children, Randy and companion Amy, Andrea and husband Bub, Susan and husband Terry, Cary and husband Anthony, and Julie.

Other survivors include his grandchildren Josh Clark and wife Aimee, Libby Long, Chelsea Corlett, Laramie Freeman, Codyak Wyatt, Marshall Corwin, and great- grandchildren, Nicholas Clark, Mary Clark, Coleman, Carter and Cash Long, Grace Duke and Colt Duke, as well as his brother Manuel Rivas and wife Norma and many nieces, nephews, family and friends, who will miss him.

 

 

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Andrew Rivas

Andrew "Chico" Rivas went to be with his Lord on Oct. 6, 2014 in Bartlesville, Okla., at the age of 74.

He was born on June 9, 1940 to Manuel and Guadalupe Corona Rivas in Oklahoma City.

Andrew attended school in Seminole, Okla. for several years, but graduated in 1958 from Corn, Okla.

From his marriage to Donna Collings were born two children, Randell Kent Rivas and Andrea Dawn Rivas Clark.

After graduation, Andrew entered the Air Force and received an honorable discharge, then worked for several years for Cartie Bivins at his gas station before beginning his career at Phillips Petroleum Co., where he retired from in 1998.

He was also a deacon in the First Baptist Church at Shidler, Okla. for many years.

Andrew married Judy Marshall in Miami, Okla. on December 1, 1998, adding three stepdaughters to his family, Susan Sims, Cary Wyatt and Julie Marshall.

He and Judy made their home in Pawhuska, Okla. Andrew enjoyed spending time at Bluestem Lake fishing and entertaining family and friends at their dock.

Andrew is survived by beloved wife Judy, his children, Randy and companion Amy, Andrea and husband Bub, Susan and husband Terry, Cary and husband Anthony, and Julie.

Other survivors include his grandchildren Josh Clark and wife Aimee, Libby Long, Chelsea Corlett, Laramie Freeman, Codyak Wyatt, Marshall Corwin, and great- grandchildren, Nicholas Clark, Mary Clark, Coleman, Carter and Cash Long, Grace Duke and Colt Duke, as well as his brother Manuel Rivas and wife Norma and many nieces, nephews, family and friends, who will miss him.

 

 

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Donna Rivas

Donna Marie Rivas went to live with Jesus on Jan. 27, 2014.

She was born Feb. 1, 1941 in Seminole, Okla. to Ruth Marie Tolle Collings and Kenneth Collings. Her father, Kenneth, was killed in World War II.

Donna graduated from Varnum High School in Seminole, in 1958.

She married Andrew Rivas, her high school sweetheart on June 28, 1958 in Corn, Okla.

They moved to Shidler in January of 1961. From this union, two children were born, Randell Kent Rivas and Andrea Dawn Rivas Clark.

Donna and Andrew were divorced in 1997, but she remained living in her Whizbang-Denoya home until the time of her death.

Donna worked at Frontier Savings and Loan and was a Collections Supervisor for 10 years, as well as a House Supervisor for the Opportunity Center for five years.

She loved the Lord and enjoyed reading her Bible, cooking, and going to Sunday school and church.

Donna loved to collect cookbooks and recipes.

She was famous for her "Whizbang Relish" and her Tutti Fruiti homemade ice cream.

She loved to cook Sunday dinners and invite family and friends. There was always plenty of food.

Donna loved to collect angels and snowmen.

She enjoyed going on Kubota rides with Hank and would count the deer and turkey they would see along the way.

Donna was very proud to learn in the past few years that she was a descendent of the Southeastern Cherokees. Her great-great grandmothers were both full-blood Cherokee. She was given the Indian name "Tsu wa", meaning "Red bird".

Donna was preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Collings; her mother, Ruth Collings Woods; step-father, Dell Woods; grandparents Claude and Goldie Tolle, Tim and Lavena Peters, and Charlie and Leora Woods; and nephew, William Marion Apperson, Jr.

She is survived by her son, Randy Rivas and Amy of Broken Arrow, Okla.; daughter, Andrea Clark and Kenneth of Cushing, Okla.; grandchildren, Joshua Scott Clark and Aimee, Libby Dawn, Erilyn Grace, and Isabella Sage Rivas; and great grandchildren, Nicholas Scott and Mary Lyric Clark, Coleman, Cash, and Carter Long.

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

Donna is also survived by her sister, Diane Scroggins and David of Cushing, Okla.; niece, Chera Brewer; nephew, Kevin Apperson; as well as many other nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She is survived by her best friend and companion of many years Harrol (Hank) Snow and leaves behind her extended family Judy Jones of Ponca City, Okla. and Leon and Hartence Caldwell of Agra, Okla., Denton and Karen Snow of Shidler, Okla., Lloyd and Teresa Snow of Sand Springs, Okla., Jay Snow of Death Valley, Calif., Carrol and Michael McDougal of Salado, Tex., and Bill Eden of Webb City, Okla..

Donna requested no funeral or service, but asked if there are donations, please make them to the Opportunity Center, 2225 N. Union, Ponca City, OK 74601.

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Leona Rivers

Leona E. Rivers, 84, longtime Seminole resident died, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 in Seminole, Okla.

Leona was born July 25, 1929 to Lois Eloise (Little John) and Tom Coley in McAlester, Okla.

Leona was a homemaker, a domestic housekeeper, a member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Seminole, and also attended Immanuel Fellowship Church in Seminole.

Leona is survived by her daughter, Kathryn Woods and her husband Charles of Seminole.

Her parents; her husband Theodore Rivers, who died, Oct. 8, 2011; and a son, Donald Ray Gray, preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m., Saturday Feb. 15, 2014 at the Ebenezer Baptist Church on Gale Street in Seminole with Rev. Billy Renfro officiating. Burial will follow at Westwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

Casket bearers will be Heyward McGregor, Reggie Wright, Mike Scheller, Melvin Oguinn, Gilbert Reese and Jim Cook.

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

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Oclether Roberts Jr.

Oclether Roberts Jr. died Tuesday, March 11, 2014.

He was born Oct. 12, 1939 in Holdenville, Okla. to Ocleher Roberts Sr. and Hattie Darlene Greenhaw.

He graduated from Wewoka High School in 1959.

He worked for the City of Oklahoma at the Draper Treatment Plant for thirty-five years.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his son, Oclether Roberts III of Del City, Okla.; eight grandchildren; and four step-children, Ray Bruner of Spencer, Okla.: Rochelle Harris of Detroit, Mich.: Ira Harris of Kansas and Cliff Harris of Jacksonville, Ill.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday, March 21, 2014 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, with Rev. Zeka Overstreet officiating and burial to follow at Westwood Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Benny Roberts

Benny Harold Roberts, 78, of Talala, passed away Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014.

He was born in Seminole, to HB and Thelma Roberts on Feb. 24 1936.

He was a graduate of both Seminole High School and East Central University in Ada. 

He briefly lived in Tulsa and Owasso, and eventually settled in Talala in 1974.

He proudly served his country in the Oklahoma National Guard and Army Reserve for over 28 years. He retired in 1983 after attaining rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

He was an accountant with Amoco for over 20 years and retired in 1988.  

He enjoyed his retirement years fishing, gardening and helping others. 

He is survived by his son, Christopher Roberts of Talala; brother, Michael Roberts of Noble; sister, Nelda Robertson of Seminole; grandson, Spencer Roberts and granddaughter, Sophia Roberts both of Owasso.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Beverley Sisk.

No memorial services planned at this time.

Don Roberts

Jessie "Don" Roberts, 77, Saint Louis, Okla. resident died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at his home. 

He was born June 1, 1936 in Stigler, Okla. to Jim Bob Roberts and Opal Georgia (Bonds) Roberts.

He married Anna Sue Ford on Nov. 12, 1955 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

He was a member of the Oklahoma Cattleman’s Association, Shawnee Home Builders Association, Red Cross, Oklahoma Indian Housing Association, Dale School Board of Education, Kiwanis Club of Oklahoma, Shawnee Civic and Cultural Development Authority, National Association of Home Builders, Shawnee Chamber of Commerce and he was commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky on Oct. 15, 2013.

He retired from Oklahoma Natural Gas where he worked from 1956 until 1991. 

He also owned and operated Wing-N-On Cattle Company from 1960 until his death in 2014.

Survivors include, his wife, Anna Sue (Ford) Roberts of the home; two sons, Bradley K. Roberts of Konawa, Okla.; Jeffrey D. Roberts of Broken Arrow, Okla; one daughter, Margaret A. Mocabee of Seminole, Okla.; one brother, Bob Roberts of Fairfield, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Michael D. Roberts, and by one brother, Billie Roberts.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., Tuesday evening, Jan. 21, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 at St. Louis First Baptist Church with Pastor Glenn Peck officiating the service.

Casket Bearers will be Bradley K. Roberts, Jeffrey D. Roberts, Willie C. Mocabee, Evan W. Wells, Jimmie L. Roberts and Michael W. Roberts.

Honorary Bearers will be Noah Roberts, Oscar Casey, Dr. Joe Taron, L.D. Wortham, Carl Packwood, Wayne Coffee, Larry Latimer, Steve Nail, Ken Fullbright, and Elmo Phipps.

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

The family request donations be sent to the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Foundation, Att: Chad Pope, 325 N. Broadway, Shawnee, Oklahoma 74801, in memory of Don Roberts.

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

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Imogene Roe

Imogene M. Roe, 81, went to heaven Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014.

Imogene was born Sept. 9, 1933 in Boston Mountain, Ark. Later moving to Seminole, Okla. where she grew up with her parents William Chester and Lillian Alice (Yates) Miller.

Imogene graduated from Varnum High School and attended some college.

She later met L.V. Roe and they were married Dec. 14, 1956.

Imogene had many jobs during her lifetime, but most of all she was known as a "life-changer", so named by her children.

With love and strong faith she guided her blended family. 

She was a member of Highway Baptist Church in Seminole, Okla.

Imogene is survived by children, Glen Dale Roe of Missouri, Regina Wells and husband, Aaron of Tennessee, Jeanetta Miller of Roland, Okla., Alton Roe and his wife, Brenda of Broken Arrow, Okla., Donetta Kemper and her husband, Steve of Beggs, Okla., Teresa Riley and her husband, Richard of Tulsa, Okla., Lisa Towry and her husband, Tom of Broken Arrow, Okla., Deborah Bickerstaff and her husband, Brad of Collinsville, Okla.

She is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Imogene is preceded in death by her parents; husband; and daughter, Marcell Horn.

A graveside service is scheduled for 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at Memorial Park Cemetery, 5111 South Memorial Drive, Tulsa, Okla.

In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to Clarehouse, 7617 S Mingo Rd., Tulsa, OK 74133. 

Imogene’s family thanks Clarehouse for the loving care.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Moore’s Southlawn Chapel, 918-663-2233.

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Claude Rogers

Claude "Junior" Rogers, 79, Seminole resident, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 in Seminole, Okla.

Junior was born Sept. 20, 1934 in Paden, Okla. to Ella Mae (Mills) and Claude Rogers.

Junior moved to Seminole, nine years ago, from Bakersfield, Calif. where he had lived for over 35 years.

While in Bakersfield he worked at Valley Detroit Diesel Company as a diesel mechanic for over 30 years.

Junior attended the Lighthouse Tabernacle Church in Seminole and Coney Island Tabernacle East of Bowlegs, Okla. for several years.

He enjoyed gardening, traveling, fishing and loved to help people.

Junior is remembered as a marvelous husband and an excellent father who loved his children and grandchildren.

Junior is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Virginia (Turner) Rogers of the home in Seminole; his daughters, Connie Raya and her husband Phil of Tracey, Calif., Michelle Diaz and her husband Larry of Bakersfield, Calif., Ashley Rogers of Weldon, Calif., Debra Beeler and her husband Robbie of Bakersfield, Calif., Rhonda Sertic and her husband Ryan of Weldon, Calif.; and a son, Mike Boyt of Mountain Home, Ark.; along with one sister, May Belle Foster of Greenwood, Ark., 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Funeral services are planned for 11 a.m., Friday Feb. 14, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Pastors Wayne McCray, Bruce Benson and Jess Powers officiating.

The family would like to thank the Angelic Family Hospice in Shawnee, Okla. for all the care and help they gave Junior.

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

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Norma Rogers

 

Norma Jo Lockhart Michael Rogers, 84, of Wagoner, Okla., won her brief battle against cancer Dec. 8, 2014, when she was perfectly healed in heaven.

Born April 23, 1930, in Seminole, Okla., she was one of 11 children born to the late Oscar Edgar Lockhart and Minnie Schramm Lockhart.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, five brothers and a daughter-in-law.

She will be missed terribly by her husband, William Rogers of Wagoner; her sisters, Loretta Orr and Shirley Messick and husband Ronnie; her children, Raye Morgan and husband John of Hartford, Kaye Smith and husband Jim of Cabot, David Michael and wife Dana of Greenwood and Robin Fulton and husband Lyle of Broken Arrow, Okla., and two stepdaughters, Melanie Riffle and husband Gary and Connie DelaCruz and husband Pete. She had eight grandchildren, Mandy, John Marc, Scott, Daniel, Rachel, Julie, Kasi and Josh; and 10 great-grandchildren who will miss their JoJo.

We will celebrate her life for years to come with hundreds of wonderful memories.

After graduating from Hartford High School in 1948, Norma married John William "Bill" Michael the following year and raised four children.

They were happily married for 42 years until Bill lost his battle with cancer in 1991.

During this time, Norma was very active in the community of Hartford.

She was mayor for several years, a member of the volunteer fire department, an active member of First Baptist Church and a business owner.

In 1993, Norma married William "Bill" Rogers and they moved to Wagoner to retire on Lake Fort Gibson.

During her retirement years, Norma’s passion was working in her flower garden.

She also enjoyed reading, writing poetry, crocheting and quilting. She was an active member of Twin Oaks Baptist Church.

A graveside service to celebrate her life will be held at Hartford Memorial Cemetery in Hartford on Thursday at 10 a.m under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home.

A reception will follow at First Baptist Church, Hartford.

A memorial service will be held the same afternoon at Twin Oaks Baptist Church in Wagoner at 3 p.m.

To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.mcconnellfh.com.

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Dempsey Roulston

Dempsey Don Roulston, 76 year-old resident of Dale, Okla. died Sunday, May 4, 2014 in Midwest City, Okla.

Funeral services will be Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Walker Funeral Service Chapel in Shawnee. Burial will follow at Tecumseh Cemetery with Leon Postoak and Larry Sparks officiating.

Dempsey Don Roulston was born March 17, 1938 in Konawa, Okla. the son of Zackary and Lessie (Baker) Roulston.

He attended school in Sasakwa, Okla.

He served in the United States Army.

On April 7, 1978 he married Delois (Dunzy).

He retired from Tinker Air Force Base and also farmed and ranched.

He enjoyed cattle, horse racing, coaching and attending his children and grandchildren’s ball games.

Preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Joe Riley, Louie, Perry, Terrell, Dale and Zackary Taylor Roulston; sisters, Beatrice Anders, Inez Russell, Lovenia Welch, and Shirley Mayfield.

He is survived by wife, Delois Roulston of the home; three children, Kent Roulston and wife Dana of Wewoka, Shelly Elmore and husband Randy of Tecumseh, Raneice Cooper and husband Rodney of Wewoka; eight grandchildren, Justin Roulston and wife Tammy of OKC, Amber Christ and husband Blake of Tecumshe, Nicole Parkinson and husband Jason of Jenks, Tyson Roulston and wife JoAnna of Sapulpa, Dillon Cooper of Seminole, Riley Elmore and wife Jessica of Tecumseh, Katelyn Cooper, Kendall Roulston; five great grandchildren, Irie Dawn, Aubrey, Ryder, Cooper, and Creed; four brothers, Hardy Roulston and wife Peggy of Edmond, Grayson Roulston and wife Sue of OKC, Tony Roulston of Tecumseh, Hiriam Roulston and wife Joquitta of Sasakwa; and numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Walker Funeral Service in Shawnee is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Allen Rowell

Allen Lee Rowell, 57, resident of Konawa, Okla. died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 at his home.

A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 at Vamoosa Baptist Church. Ed George will officiate.

Viewing is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 21 from 8:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa.

He was born Nov. 19, 1956 in Oklahoma City.

He was a graduate of Wewoka High School, and attended college.

He married Nyetta Lynn Douglas on Nov. 19, 1977 in Wewoka, Okla.

He was a veteran of the National Guard. He was the Water Supervisor for the City of Konawa.

He is survived by his wife, Nyetta Rowell of the home; one daughter, Keisha Rowell of the home; one son, Jerry Rowell of Konawa; one sister, Pam Powell of Tecumseh, Okla.; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jerry Kirkland and Wilma Jean (Hall) Kirkland; and one sister, Vicky Rowell.

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Lucille Roza

Lucille Joan Roza, age 70 years passed away, Friday, Nov. 21st, 2014 in Okemah, Okla.

Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel.

A full obit will run at later date.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

 

 

 

 

Kathleen Ryan

Kathleen Marie Ryan, 62, died at her Oklahoma City home on Friday, March 14, following a long illness.

She was born April 13, 1951, to Margaret and Charles Ryan, M.D., and moved frequently during her childhood, as her father was an administrator for various VA hospitals, including the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center.

Kathleen graduated from Northwest Classen High School, then the University of Iowa with a degree in Russian language so that she could read the literature she loved in its native tongue.

She began what would be a long career as a librarian by driving a bookmobile that served small, rural communities near Santa Fe, NM.

She returned to Oklahoma to study library science at OU and received her master’s degree in 1984.

From then until mid-1996, Kathleen was director of the Seminole Public Library.

While living in Seminole, she hosted and mentored four high school exchange students -- Jacob Hegstrup of Denmark, Ilsa Ordonez and Cecilia Teran, both of Mexico, and Yuko Matsushima of Japan – who became Kathleen’s "kids." She and they remained close throughout her life, and all have expressed recently to Kathleen how much she influenced their lives.

After her service in Seminole, Kathleen worked for several years for Follett Co. in library software sales and consulting throughout the multi-state region.

Tiring of travel, she left Follett and worked for a year in the international student office of Oklahoma City University, adding Anna Letyushova of Dallas, a co-worker and native Russian, to her family of "kids."

She stayed home for several years, cultivating her front- and backyard gardens and an ever-growing and eclectic group of devoted friends.

Then it was back to library work, this time in Muskogee, where she commuted weekly to supervise three small town libraries in the regional library system.

Kathleen retired due to illness in late 2012.

She is survived by a brother, Charles Ryan of San Jose; her stepmother, Tomi Ryan of Pensacola, Fla.; a stepsister, Donna Burkart of Franklin, ME; her "kids"; and her dear friends, who, in the absence of nearby relatives, cared for her during her illness and were with her always during the last weeks of her life.

Friends and acquaintances are invited to celebrate Kathleen’s life at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at her home.

Demuth Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

Ryan

 

 

 

Gloria Sabado

June 10, 1928 – Feb. 22, 2014

Gloria "Ginny" Sabado, long time Seminole, Okla. resident passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 in Seminole at the age of 85.

Gloria was born June 10, 1928 in Honolulu, Hawaii to parents, John Ruiz and Gloria Ginny (Chavaria) Ruiz.

Gloria married Jesus Sabado, Nov. 15, 1952 in Honolulu. He passed away Jan. 17, 1991.

Gloria moved to Seminole, 33 years ago from Honolulu.

Gloria was employed as a sales clerk in the Retail Store industry before her retirement.

She was of the Jehovah Witness faith.

Gloria is survived by two sons, John R. Gonsalves III of Honolulu, Hawaii, David Sabado of Kihei, Hawaii; three daughters, Catherine Salomon Hayara of Honolulu, Hawaii, Magdelena Yanez and Gloria R. Kelly both of Seminole.

She is also survived by four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, John and Gloria Ruiz and husband, Jesus Sabado.

Gloria’s cremains will be taken to Honolulu, Hawaii.

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

Sabado

 

 

 

Mary Saladin

Mary Kathryn Saladin, 78, of Duncan died Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, in her home.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday October 8, 2014 at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Bryan Pain officiating. Interment will be at the Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka, Okla. at 3 p.m..

Services are under the direction of the Don Grantham Funeral Home in Duncan, Okla.

She was born on May 29, 1936 in Wewoka to Lee Edward and Beulah Myers Ragsdale.

She married Bill Edward Saladin on April 28, 1956 in Seminole, Okla.

She was a loan officer and retired from Banc First in 1998.

She is survived by her son, William Boyd Saladin of Duncan; a brother, Gerald Ragsdale of Edmond; a sister, Florence Jones of Del City; three grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren, and a host of family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Bill Edward Saladin.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Dodson, Chris Simmons, Bryan Fisher, Ronny Bernard, Doug Welch and Rick Jones

Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.granthamfuneralhomes.com

Saladin

 

 

 

Dana Sallee

Dana Marie (Sneed) Sallee age 64 of Wewoka, departed this life Friday, Nov. 28th, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Born Dec. 5, 1949 in Wewoka, Okla. to the late Bill and Ruby Gallamore Sneed.

Dana attended Limestone school.

She married Kenneth Sallee, Oct. 7, 1965 in Wewoka, Okla. and was of the Baptist Faith.

She enjoyed camping, building bird houses and spending time at the lake with family and friends.

Preceding Dana in death are her parents, sister Ruby Rogers, two brothers Charlie and Jesse Sneed.

Survivors include husband Kenneth Sallee of the home, children Kenny Sallee of Midwest City., Bart Sallee of Oklahoma City, Glynda Lippe of Wewoka, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial Service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dan Factor officiating.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Sallee

 

 

 

Albert Sampson

Albert Lee Sampson was born Feb. 8, 1942 in Oleta, Okla., the son of Jacob Sampson and Marie (Elapashabbi) Sampson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three children, Delbert Sampson, Audra Harris and Jacqueline Sanchez and three siblings, Eldon Sampson, Pearlie Mae Deatley and Sarah Sampson.

He had worked as a sawmill operator.

Survivors include one son, Robert Sampson of Idabel, Okla.; three daughters, Christina Sampson of Ada, Alanna Fixico of Ada and Rebecca Cheshire of Star City, Ark.; one sister, Ruthie Fleming of Paris, Tex.; one brother, Johnny Sampson of Paris, Tex.; 20 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Graveside services are 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2013 at Goodwater Cemetery in Sobol, Okla. Rosie Baker will officiate the services.

Funeral arrangements are by Miller and Miller Funeral Home in Hugo, Okla.

Sampson

Elvin Sanders

Elvin Sanders, 50, Shawnee, Okla. resident, and formerly of Seminole, died Monday, June 9, 2014 in Shawnee.

He was born Oct. 17, 1963 in Tallulah, La. to Darlean (Myles) and Simon Sanders, Jr.

He moved to the Shawnee and Seminole area ten years ago from Ardmore, Okla.

He worked for Whataburger restaurant in Shawnee, as a short order cook.

He is survived by three sons, Tory McDonald of Oklahoma City, Okla., Alex Riggle and Cole Riggle of Shawnee, Okla.; two daughters, Whitney Dawkins of Denton, Tex. and LaTrinity Wright of Shawnee, Okla.; two brothers, John Taylor of Ardmore, Okla. and Roosevelt Stewart of Louisiana; seven sisters; Doris Myles of Ardmore, Okla., Katherine Stubblefield of Illinois, Mary Owens of Shawnee., Joyce Baker of Shawnee., Carrie Horton of Ardmore, Okla., Ruby Brown of Illinois and Deborah Sanders of South Carolina.

He was preceded by his father, Simon Sanders Jr.; mother, Darlean (Myles) Rankin; and two sisters, Ellen Sanders and Gloria Myles.

Funeral services are planned for 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at the Galliee Baptist Church, 1025 E. 9th Street, in Shawnee, Okla. with Rev. Darryl Wingo and Rev. Anthony Rhone officiating. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery in Ardmore, Okla.

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

Sanders

 

 

 

Dee Savage

Dee Ann Cole Savage, 52, Seminole resident, formerly of Roff, Okla., died Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 in Seminole, Okla.

Dee Ann was born April 26, 1962, in Ada, Okla., to Dorothy (Coullson) and Thomas Dee Cole.

Dee moved to Seminole fourteen years ago from Roff in Pontotoc County.

She married Raymond Savage on April 26, 2002.

Dee Ann is survived by her husband, Raymond Savage of the home in Seminole; daughters, Gloria Marvin of Fitzhugh, Okla. and Pamela Arsena of Chandler, Ariz.; by two step-sons, Ray Savage, Jr. and Joseph Savage; and one step-daughter, Patricia Ramerain; two grandchildren, Freedom Cole Marvin and Sierra Rain Arsena.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Friday Aug. 22, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at the Maple Grove Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Jed Arsena, Buddy Marvin, Joseph Savage, Raymond Savage, Jr., Brian Cambal and James Roby.

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

Savage

 

 

 

Maranda Schoonover

Maranda Marie Schoonover, 20, Wewoka resident, died Friday, March 21, 2014 in Seminole county.

Maranda was born Sept. 23, 1993 in Oklahoma City, Okla. to Angela Lynn (Brown) and Guy Schoonover.

Maranda was a cashier at McDonalds in Seminole at the time of her death.

She was a longtime Prague, Okla. resident where she also attended school.

She graduated from Cape Central High School in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

She was a member of the Grace Community Church in Vamoosa.

Maranda is survived by her fiancé, Cashe Beaty of Wewoka; her daughter, Natayla Beaty of Wewoka; her father and step-mother, Guy and Marilyn Schoonover; her mother and step-father, Angela and Chris Cooper of Missouri; a brother, Sheldon Schoonover; and her sisters, Emily and Megan Schoonover all of Prague; grandparents, Peggy and David Brown; two step-brothers, Jon Nice of Shawnee and Daniel Nice of Prague; two uncles, Eugene Schoonover of Mannford, Okla., J.R. Schoonover of Florida; step-uncles, Eddy Ames of Midwest City, Okla. and Thomas Henderson of Del City, Okla.; step-grandmother, Mary Sneed of Sparks, Okla.; step-aunts and step-uncles Susan and Randy Ford of Sparks, Okla., and Karla and J.R. Booth of Tulsa, Okla. Also by aunt and uncle Stacy and Dustin, aunt Natalie, uncle Curtis Brown and aunt Dorrene.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Julie Kenagy; grandfather, Jackie Schoonover; step-grandfather, Verlin Kenagy; and step-brother, Joseph Nice.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Thursday, March 27, 2014 at the Grace Community Church in Vamoosa with Rev. Drew Issacs and Rev. Randal Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole.

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

Schoonover

 

 

 

Margaret "Peggy" Schroeder

Services for longtime Seminole resident Margaret Ruth Schroeder, 89, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, graveside at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Seminole.

Viewing will be Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The oldest of eight children, Margaret Ruth was born on Nov. 6, 1924 in Kaw City, Okla., to Everett and Ruby (Butler) Evans.

She died Dec. 27, 2013, in Corpus Christi, Tex.

In 1942, Margaret Ruth left Oklahoma to work at the Willow Run Bomber plant, Ypsilanti, Mich., where she installed radios in B-24 bombers.

After World War II, she moved to Honolulu, Hawaii to work for Pan Am Airlines.

On April 14, 1955 in Honolulu, Hawaii Margaret Ruth Evans married Warren F. Schroeder at the First Christian Church. They remained together until his death in 1999.

After returning to Oklahoma in 1961, Margaret (Peggy) was active in the local Cub/Boy Scouting programs and later returned to work at JC Penney’s.

After retiring, she volunteered for the Seminole County election board.

Her parents, one sister, and one brother preceded her in death.

Margaret Ruth Schroeder has one son, Fred; daughter-in-law, Mona of Corpus Christi, Tex.; and granddaughter, Jennifer Schroeder of Houston, Tex.

Margaret "Peggy" Schroeder

Services for longtime Seminole resident Margaret Ruth Schroeder, 89, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, graveside at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Seminole.

Viewing will be Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The oldest of eight children, Margaret Ruth was born on Nov. 6, 1924 in Kaw City, Okla., to Everett and Ruby (Butler) Evans.

She died Dec. 27, 2013, in Corpus Christi, Tex.

In 1942, Margaret Ruth left Oklahoma to work at the Willow Run Bomber plant, Ypsilanti, Mich., where she installed radios in B-24 bombers.

After World War II, she moved to Honolulu, Hawaii to work for Pan Am Airlines.

On April 14, 1955 in Honolulu, Hawaii Margaret Ruth Evans married Warren F. Schroeder at the First Christian Church. They remained together until his death in 1999.

After returning to Oklahoma in 1961, Margaret (Peggy) was active in the local Cub/Boy Scouting programs and later returned to work at JC Penney’s.

After retiring, she volunteered for the Seminole County election board.

Her parents, one sister, and one brother preceded her in death.

Margaret Ruth Schroeder has one son, Fred; daughter-in-law, Mona of Corpus Christi, Tex.; and granddaughter, Jennifer Schroeder of Houston, Tex.

Donna Schwegman

Graveside service for Donna May Schwegman, 65, of Tecumseh, will be 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at Resthaven Memorial Park with Sanford Grigg, officiating.

Visitation will be 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 and 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3 at Resthaven Funeral Home.

Mrs. Schwegman passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2014.

Donna May Schwegman was born March 23, 1949, in Shawnee, Okla., to Virgil and Eunita (Haught) Clifton.

She graduated from Earlsboro High School as valedictorian of her class in 1967.

She married John Schwegman on Jan. 14, 1986, in Tecumseh, Okla.

She retired from TDK Factory after 38 years of service.

Donna loved gardening and flowers. She also loved watching the hummingbirds that would come into her garden.

She always had a smile on her face and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Christmas was her favorite holiday and had so many decorations and animated toys that she would have to pick which ones to display.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister, Carol Dettmann.

She is survived by her husband, John of the home; three children, Jennie Hyden, Jerry Morrison and wife, Dee Dee and Krystal Schlottman and husband, Jonathan; 10 grandchildren, Nicole, Jennifer and Sandra Hyden, Jerry Ray Morrison, Josh Causey, Ryan Morrison, Nick Causey and Clayton, Dylan and Emily Schlottman; numerous great grandchildren; and three sisters, Connie Heffley, Gayla Casey and Rita Gore.

Schwegman

 

 

 

Chloe Sharber

Four month old, Chloe Cheyenne Sharber died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 at her home in Konawa, Okla.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa. Rev. Ed Bray will officiate, and burial will follow at Dora Cemetery.

She was born Sept. 12, 2013 in Oklahoma City to Keanu (Gilder) and Joshua Sharber.

She is survived by her parents of the home; two brothers, Jamian Sharber and Cameron Sharber of the home; two sisters, Riley Gilder and Kaylee Sharber also of the home; grandparents, Kade and Kim Sharber of Konawa and Dewey and Julia Gilder of Choctaw, Okla.; and great grandparents, Linda and David Clark of Konawa.

Sharber

 

 

 

Jeremy Sharp

Jeremy Scott "Worm" Sharp passed away Sunday July 13, 2014 in Whitesboro, Tex. at the age of 28 years.

He was born July 20, 1985 in Oklahoma City, Okla. to Jackie (Sneed) Miller.

Jeremy loved to collect knives, hot wheels, and monkeys.

He also enjoyed listening to ICP Music Band and enjoyed fishing.

He was always a very adventurous person.

Preceding Jeremy in death is his twin brother, Jarrod Sharp.

Survivors include his mother Jackie Miller of Whitesboro, Tex.; brothers, Larry Hutchings and wife of Tracie of Whitesboro, Tex., Terry Hutchings of St. Petersburg, Fla.; sister, Tammy Sharp and husband Raymond of Wewoka; and beloved by all, a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. His best friend was his dog Jose.

Best friends Danny and Katrina Campbell of Whitesboro, Tex.

Pallbearers will be Christopher Blue, Ricky Taylor, Jason Taylor, Larry Hutchings, Timothy Sharp, and Keith Barkhimer.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, July 17,2014 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Bill Chesser officiating and burial at Little Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Sharp

 

 

 

Raymond Shoemaker

Raymond Lee Shoemaker, 61, of Saint Louis, Okla., and formerly of Frederick, Md., died suddenly Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.

He was the husband of, Becky Shoemaker his wife of 43 years.

He was born Oct. 15, 1952, in Frederick, Md., to Donald A. and Christine E. (Clopper) Shoemaker.

He was a 1970 graduate of Linganore High School, Frederick, Md.

Survivors include his wife, Becky Shoemaker of the home; son, Michael Wade Shoemaker of Frederick, Md.; two sisters, Marilyn D. McGlothin of Oak Hill, Va., and Tina L. Hensley of Boonsboro, Md.; two brothers, Donald A. Shoemaker Jr. and Thomas W. Shoemaker of Frederick, Md.

He was preceded in death by sister, Susan K. Seals of Hagerstown, Md.; brother, Craig E. Shoemaker, Frederick Md.; nephew, Daniel E. McGlothin Jr., Maysville, Okla.; and a great-nephew, Daniel Weston Cole McGlothin, Maysville, Okla..

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

Memorial service details will be announced at a later date.

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

Shoemaker

 

 

 

Raymond Shoemaker

Oct. 15, 1952 – Feb. 2, 2014

Mr. Raymond Lee Shoemaker, 61, of Saint Louis, Okla., and formerly of Frederick, Md., died suddenly Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.

He was the husband of, Becky Shoemaker his wife of 43 years.

Born Oct. 15, 1952, in Frederick, Md., he was the son of the late Donald A. and Christine E. (Clopper) Shoemaker.

Mr. Shoemaker was a 1970 graduate of Linganore High School, Frederick, Md.

He loved hunting with his buddies at deer camp. 

He did construction work through the years and cattle ranching for several years. 

He has currently been working for his good friend Robert Whitley of Pearson, Okla. 

Surviving in addition to his wife Becky Shoemaker of the home; is one son, Michael Wade Shoemaker of Frederick, Md.; two sisters, Marilyn D. McGlothin of Oak Hill, Va., and Tina L. Hensley of Boonsboro, Md.; two brothers, Donald A. Shoemaker Jr. and Thomas W. Shoemaker of Frederick, Md.; sister-in-law, Delma Snouffer, Mt. Airy, Md.; and a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. 

He will be missed by all his very close friends.

Mr. Shoemaker was preceded in death by a sister, Susan K. Seals of Hagerstown, Md.; brother, Craig E. Shoemaker, Frederick Md.; nephew, Daniel E. McGlothin Jr., Maysville, Okla.; and a great-nephew, Daniel Weston Cole McGlothin, Maysville, Okla..

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

Memorial service details will be announced at a later date.

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

Shoemaker

 

 

 

Michael Simmons

Michael "Mike" Dean Simmons former resident of Wewoka, passed away Sunday Nov. 16, 2014 in Tulsa, Okla. at the age of 70 years.

Born Feb. 14th, 1944 in Dewey, Okla. to the late Dean Simmons and Bonnie (Williams) Simmons.

Mike graduated Bartlesville high School and latter graduated from OSU receiving a Bachelor of Science in Journalism.

Mike served his country during the Vietnam Conflict in the Army serving as Captain.

He was Loan Officer for the former First Federal Savings & Loan, Wewoka for a number of years.

He joined the Bank of Oklahoma in Tulsa, Okla. and work there for a number of years as a loan officer.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Stillwater.

Mike hobbies were playing golf, welding and making things and spending time with his grandchildren and family.

Mike married Bethel Marie Lawrence July 2, 1967 in Elk City, Kans. and to this union two daughters were born.

Preceding Mike in death are his parents, and wife Bethel.

Survivors include his two daughters Kimberly Coates and husband David of Stillwater, Laurel Palladino and husband Paul of Jenks, Okla.; grandchildren Jordan Palladino, Michael Palladino, and Benjamin Coates; one sister Shirley Thomas of Copperas Cove, Tex., and a host of other relatives and friends.

Memorial service will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home with Dr. Michael Vallandingham officiating.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Simmons

 

 

 

Loren Simpson

Loren Charles Simpson, 89, former Seminole and Meeker resident died July 9, 2014 at the Norman Veteran’s Center.

He was born Sept. 1, 1924 in Cromwell, Okla. to Charlie and Rosa (Jardon) Simpson.

He served in the United States Army during World War II where he was a recipient of the Purple Heart.

He later went on to be a contract welder.

He married Glenna Sue Leard on Nov. 26, 1946 in Independence, Kans.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Glenna; his parents, Charlie and Rosa Simpson; one son, Richard Simpson; two brothers; and two sisters.

Survivors include one son, Larry Simpson of Norman, Okla.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m., Monday, July 14, 2014 at Cummings Cemetery in Maud, Okla.

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

Simpson

 

 

 

Ramona Slayton

Wewoka resident Ramona June Slayton, age 71 passed away Wednesday morning Jan. 8, 2014 in Okmulgee, Okla.

She was born Nov. 30, 1941 in Wewoka to the late Merral and Elsie (Penny) Riddle.

She attended New Lima Public schools.

Ramona married Floyd Franklin Slayton in 1959 in Albuquerque, N.M. and two this union two daughters were born.

She worked for St. Mary's Hospital in McAlester for a number of years as a nurse.

She was a member of Gleaners Holiness Church.

Ramona enjoyed sewing, gardening, and spending time with her family and church family.

Preceding Ramona in death are her parents; husband, Floyd Slayton; and brother, Leon Sperry.

Survivors include daughters, Coleen Henson and husband, Tommy of Okmulgee, Okla., Chrissy Curry and husband, Jason of Wewoka; brothers, Billy Riddle of Michigan, Douglas Wayne Penny of Muskogee; sister, Diane Riddle of Missouri; one grandson, Danuil Leon Griggle; four grandchildren, Chance Tipken, Steven Tipken, Cayleb Mitchell, and Lexis Mitchell, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Graveside services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at Oakwood Cemetery with Bro. Larry Chesser officiating.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Slayton

 

 

 

Darlene Smith

Darlene Condulle Smith, 74, longtime Seminole county resident, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 in Seminole, Okla.

She was born Nov. 6, 1939 in Seminole to Alice (Yahola) and Arthur Charlie Condulle.

She was a longtime cook for "Project Heart" in Maud, Okla.

She married Glen Smith in Konawa, Okla. on Sept. 6, 1960.

She is survived by a son, Farrel Smith of Maud, Okla.; two daughters, Lisa Silas of Tecumseh, Okla. and Glenna Allison of Seminole; one brother, Paul Williams of Maud; sister, Wanda Williams of Maud; four grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her father, Arthur Condulle; her mother, Alice Williams; her husband, Glen Smith; a brother, Ted Williams; and step father, Wilson Williams

Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at the Achena Presbyterian Church southeast of Maud with burial at Achena Church Cemetery. Gene Wilson will officiate at the funeral service with Elders Rick Harjo, Louis Fife and Frank Sewell assisting.

There will be a wake service 6 to 7:30 p.m.., Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel .

Casket bearers will be Carl Allison, Cody Silas, Paul Williams, Christopher Williams, Kurtis Silas and James Allison.

Honorary bearers will be Shawn Harjo, Rick Harjo, Frank Sewell, Louis Fife and Billy Porter.

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

Smith

 

 

 

Joe Smith

Joe Dean Smith, 73, Tecumseh resident died, Friday, June 20, 2014 in Tecumseh.

He was born June 27, 1940 in Seminole County to Opal J. (Porter) and Joe H. Smith.

He was a truck driver and mechanic for Gilbert and Sons Trucking in Tecumseh.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the Little Cemetery. Officiating at the services will be Rev. Daryl Whitten.

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

Smith

 

 

 

Karen Smith

Sept. 22, 1946 - July 27, 2014

Karen Smith, 67, longtime Seminole resident died Sunday, July 27, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Karen was born Sept. 22, 1946 in Shawnee, Okla. to Virginia Lee (Sullivan) and Dorsey Dohn Crouse.

Karen was raised by her grandparents, Warren and Jennie Sullivan, who lived in the Saint Louis, Okla. area and she attended schools in the area.

She later received her college degree in Business from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Okla.

Karen worked for the State of Oklahoma for many years as a computer programmer at the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation, Department of Finance, Department of Transportation, as a computer programmer, and at Griffin Memorial Hospital in Norman, Okla.

After her retirement with the state of Oklahoma, she worked for Hertz Car Rental, Fleming Foods, and later for Eastern Hills Hospice and May’s Hospice as a Chaplain.

She was also currently an instructor at Seminole State College in Computer Science and Accounting.

Karen loved to help people.

She was a member of the Lighthouse Tabernacle Church of God in Seminole.

Karen was a loving mother to her children, she also loved her church and traveling.

Karen was a pianist and loved to sing.

Her and her late husband, Don Smith pioneered, Westside Baptist Church in Seminole, Okla., they were known as,  "The Singing Smith Family," Karen also loved to play gospel music with her late husband Olen McCullar. The couple enjoyed playing at area nursing homes for patients.

Karen is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Brandon and Leigh Anne Smith of Seminole, Okla.; her daughter and son-in-law, LaDonna and Rusty McAlvain of Seminole, Okla.; her sister, Jana Blalock of Shawnee, Okla.; four grandchildren, Chad McAlvain, Paige McAlvain, Korbin Scott and Taevyn Scott.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her grandparents, Warren and Jennie Sullivan; her first husband, Don G. Smith; her second husband, Olen McCullar; and a sister Charlene Kemper.

Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bruce Benson officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Saint Louis, Okla.

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

Smith

 

 

 

Lonnie Smith

Lonnie Allen Smith of Holdenville was born March 9, 1939 in Coweta, Okla. and died Jan. 27, 2014 in Shawnee.

He operated a home remodeling company and Smith Carpet and Tile in Wewoka.

Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Free Pentecost Holiness Church in Lamar, Okla. under the direction of Williamson-Spradlin Funeral Home of Wetumka.

Raymond Smith

Raymond N. Smith, lifelong Seminole resident passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 at the age of 89 in Seminole, Okla.

He was born on Sept. 20, 1924 in Seminole to parents, Edward Josh Smith and Daisy Jewel Chandler.

Raymond while in the United States Army, served in New Guinea, and in South Philippines where he received the Asiatic Pacific Theater Philippine Liberation Victory Medal.

Raymond move from Lindsey, Okla. 45 years ago and worked for B. J. Services. He began his career with them as a truck driver and on to being a salesman.

He was of the Baptist faith, belonged to the American Legion and the NRA.

Raymond married Louise Drewry on Nov. 11, 1948 in Cromwell, Okla.

Raymond is survived by his wife, Louise of the home; one son, Wayne Smith and Bonnie Schomp of Earlsboro, Okla; one daughter, Peggy Posey and her husband, Phillip Posey of Seminole, Okla; one brother, Thurman Smith of Bowlegs, Okla; and one sister, Nellie Lee of Shawnee, Okla.

He is also survived by six grandchildren, Toni Dyan Whitt of Florida, Malinda Alayne Porter and her husband Tony of Florida, William Edward Smith and his wife Haley of Del City, Okla, Tyler Sharber and his wife Whitney of Sayer, Okla, Renee Ross and her husband Eric of Choctaw, Okla, Chris Posey and his wife Angel of Carter, Okla and 14 great grandchildren.

Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Daisy Smith; two brothers, Roy and Amos Smith; one great granddaughter, Alexia Sharber; and one sister, Uelma Smith.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Mark Hennen officiating.

Concluding the Memorial service will be the United States Army Honor Guard.

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

Smith

 

 

 

Billy Snell

Billy Joe "Bill" Snell, 85, former longtime Seminole resident and businessman, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 in McKinney, Tex.

He was born Dec. 8, 1928 in Seminole, Okla. to Dora Gertrude (Mosley) and Fred S. Snell.

He was owner of Snell Pipe and Supply in Seminole and served as a deputy sheriff for the Seminole County Sheriff’s department and a police officer for Seminole Police Department along with being a long city councilman, for the City of Seminole.

He was a longtime member the Seminole Rotary Club and was also retired from the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.

He served his country in the U.S. Army and attained the rank of Technician Fifth Grade.

He is survived by two sons; Wayne Snell of Auburn, Wash. and William Snell of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two daughters, Pat McNatt of Plano, Tex. and Diana Snell of Greenwood, Ark.; three sisters, Johnnie Hailey of Oklahoma City, Nona James and Mary Seyfert of Seminole; 12 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

His parents, four sisters, two grandsons and one great granddaughter preceded him in death.

Funeral services are planned for 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole with military honors. Clark McNatt will officiate at the funeral services.

Casket bearers will be Jeff Seyfert, Michael Dunn, Jerry Boyd, Jackie Boyd, Ronnie Bledsoe and Shawn Scozzari.

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

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Gary Snyder

Gary Lynn Snyder, age 76 of Amelia Island Fla., passed away Saturday evening, February 15, 2014 at his residence. He was born on September 11, 1937 in Seminole Okla., the son of the late Sarah and Elzie Snyder.

Mr. Snyder graduated from Seminole High School and Oklahoma State University from which he received a BS in Psychology in 1959. Later in his career he had the opportunity to complete the Executive Management Program in the Carlson School of Business at the University of Minnesota. While at Oklahoma State University, Mr. Snyder was an active member and officer of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity and has supported its Education Foundation for the past 50 Years.

Mr. Snyder began his professional career with International Harvester in Oklahoma City. His work in the trucking industry led him to management positions with General Motors and from there to the Hertz Corporation. With Hertz, he held top level positions in Louisville, Chicago and New York where he was Vice President of Operations at the Hertz corporate headquarters. Next, National Car Rental enticed Mr. Snyder to its headquarters in Minneapolis where he served as their Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Operations.

It was there that he was able to activate his entrepreneurial skills when in 1987 he conducted a leverage buy out (LBO) by purchasing the Finance Lease Truck Division of National Car Rental from its owner Household Finance which was at the time selling off its various subsidiaries. Mr. Snyder then created his own company which served as the acquiring vehicle to purchase other corporations primarily in the leasing industry. At one time his companies owned over 10,000 units of transportation throughout the world.

Mr. Snyder was active throughout his life in both professional organizations affiliated with his industry and with civic activities supporting the communities in which he lived. In Minnesota he was a member of the Edina Rotary, was a major donor for the Minneapolis Guthrie Theater, participated in the Center of the American Experiment, was a Chavelier in the Minneapolis Bailliage of the Chaine des Rotisseurs (an International fine dining society), was a parishioner of Our Lady of Grace in Edina and enjoyed many years of membership at the Edina Country Club.

Upon moving to Amelia Island Fla., Mr. Snyder continued his involvement in Rotary and his support of the performing arts by also being a major donor for Amelia Community Theater (ACT). His love of fine dining continued and so he became one of the founding Conferes and an Officer of the newly established Amelia Island Bailliage of the Chaine des Rotisseurs. Other organizations he served and supported on Amelia Island included Micah’s Place, the Amelia Island Museum of History, The Boys and Girls Club, Amelia Island Residents in Action for the Symphony (ARIAS), the Amelia Arts Academy, St. Michael’s Catholic Church, and the Golf Club of Amelia Island.

Mr. Snyder was preceded in death by his first wife of 38 years, Sandra Lynn Snyder. They were blessed with two daughters. Today Gary is survived by his loving wife Johnelle Foley Snyder whom he met in a grief support group in Minneapolis after both had lost their spouses to cancer. Gary and Johnelle married in 1998 and moved to Amelia Island in 2004. They knew they were blessed to have found each other and truly cherished each day they had together. Their special shared passion was travel and that passion took them literally everywhere in the world. Throughout the world Gary made many, many friends. His warmth, his smile, his twinkling eye and quick wit were magnetic and he always had a joke. He loved people, life and laughter.

Other survivors include daughters Shelly (Tom) Halverson of Maple Grove, Minn. and Stacy Krausnyder of Amelia Island, Fla., his grandchildren JaderaMae Kraus of Amelia Island, Fla., Andrew Halverson and Aaron Halverson of Plymouth, Minn., his sister-in-law Mary Lee Stephenson of Amelia Island, Fla., his sister Sondra (Doug) Schumacher and his step-father Phillip Tanton, all of Tulsa, Okla.

A mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Michael’s Catholic Church on Amelia Island, Florida. Mr. Snyder was laid to rest in the Mausoleum of Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota. If so desired, memorials may be made in his name to Community Hospice of Northeast FL, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257 or The American Cancer Society, PO Box 22538, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1538.

Please share his life story and leave words of comfort at www.oxleyheard.com

 

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Pauline Spurgeon

Funeral services for longtime former Wewoka resident Pauline Delores Spurgeon will be held on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel in Wewoka, Okla. with Rev. Jay Badry officiating.

Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers are Mike Thomas, Chris Thomas, Jeremy Thomas, Kris McDonald, Brent Turner, Perry Raburn and Rick Gibson.

Mrs. Spurgeon died Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 at Highland Park Manor in Okmulgee, Okla. at the age of 98.

Pauline was born on Oct. 16, 1915 in Bartlesville, Okla. to Robert and Ethel (Martin) McCoy.

She graduated from Shidler Schools in 1934.

Pauline married Byron "Buster" Spurgeon on Nov. 22, 1934 in Pawhuska, Okla. Buster preceded her in death on March 12, 1982.

Pauline was active in several clubs in Wewoka including Dahalia Garden Club and the Rebecca Lodge. She was co-sponsor of the Horizon Club, was a Campfire Troop Leader and volunteered at the Seminole Nation Museum for many years.

Pauline was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Wewoka since 1938.

She was a loving homemaker and had worked at Redbud Grocery for several years.

Survivors include two daughters, Patsy Treat and husband Ron of Stillwater, Okla. and Joyce Thomas of Okmulgee; five grandchildren, Mike Thomas, Kaylynn Ruoff, Renae Raburn, Shelley Levan and Kristin Turner; seven great grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and a brother-in-law, Ruben Lindeman of Bartlett, Tex.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Jewel Lindeman and Jenievia Durkee; one infant brother, Robert McCoy and a grandson, Keith Thomas.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Richard Squires

Richard Dale Squires was born on May 31, 1927 in Oilton, Okla., and went to be with Jesus on March 7, 2014 at the age of 86. He was the son of Richard Lynn and Lillian Belle (Robertson) Squires.

Dale graduated from Varnum HS in Seminole, Okla., and served in the US Army during the Korean War. He retired from Tinker AFB after 28 years of civilian service. He was 56 year member of MWC Masonic Lodge #532 and the Grand Lodge of Guthrie, Okla.

Dale enjoyed his family and church family - especially watching his grandson play sports. He was a member of Country Estates Baptist Church since 1958 where he served in various capacities.

He was preceded in death by his parents. Dale is survived by his wife of 58 years, Joan, of the home: daughter, Fredda Turney of Midwest City, Okla.; brother Don Squires of Branson, Mo., and grandson Brian Turney and wife Kori, great grandchildren Morgan and Mason Turney all of Wichita Kans., brother in-law Joe Robinson of Oklahoma City, Okla., many nieces and nephews and many wonderful friends.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2014 at 11:00 at Country Estates Baptist Church, 1000 S. Midwest Blvd., Midwest City, Okla., with Dr. Bruce Dane officiating. Interment will follow at 2:30 at Little Cemetery, Seminole, Okla.

 

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Arkie Stafford

Memorial service for Arkie Elizabeth Stafford, will be 10 a.m. Sept. 22, 2014 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Aaron Alsbrook officiating.

She was born Sept. 13, 1919 in Wewoka, Okla. to Jim Whitlock and Berdie Myrtle Lindley Whitlock.

Preceding her in death are her parents; sons, Rondald Stafford and Robert "Bob" Stafford; brother, Marvin Whitlock; and sister, Nola Peck.

Survivors include son Dennis Stafford of Eureka, Calif., daughter-in-law Cathy stafford of Wewoka, seven grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guest book is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Nancy Stafford

Nancy Carol Perkins Stafford passed away April 6, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City, Okla.

She was born Dec. 28, 1948 in Wewoka, Okla. to Bill and Betty Jo (Haning) Perkins.

She was the first born of four children, two sisters Jennifer and Kris and one brother Patrick.

She graduated from Butner High School in Seminole County 1967 then later graduated college from East Central University in 1972 majoring in physical education and home economics.

She was a member of ZETA sorority at East Central University.

She married Ronald Hays Stafford Dec. 21, 1968 at First Baptist Church in Wewoka. They had two children William Hays and Jared Andrew.

Nancy owned sheep and ranched, owned Gilles flower shop and was a teacher at Wewoka High School.

Her favorite past times were gardening, cooking and her grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are her parents, Bill and Betty Perkins; and brother, Patrick Perkins.

Survivors include her husband, Ronald Stafford of the home; two children, William and Angela Stafford of Holdenville and Jared and Tracie Stafford of Wewoka; two sisters, Jennifer Perkins of Seminole and Gary and Kris Calvert of Wewoka; Aunt Willie Bea Phillips of Tulsa; two cousins Wesley Phillips of Tulsa and Ann Phillips of Tulsa; two sister-in-laws, Brent and Charlotte Adams of Amarillo and Ralph and Norma Jennings of Wewoka; six grandchildren, Bailey Stafford, Evan Stafford, Katelyn Stafford, Dayton Stafford, Jesse Duck and Sadie Duck; six nephews, Cody Coats of New York, Cord Calvert of Wewoka, Ross Thomas of Wewoka, Keith Jennings of Wewoka, Matt and Rena Adams of Amarillo and Steve and Sharla Adams of Amarillo; three nieces, Kayla and Lafiamma Miles of Yukon, Andrea and Ross Dean of Blanchard and David and Elise Hairston of Amarillo; two great nephews, Cason Miles and Ian Dean; three great nieces, Kylie Dean, Jade Thomas and Janessa Thomas and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers are Jared Stafford, William Stafford, Gary Calvert, David Thomas, Cody Jennings and Cody Coats.

Honorary Pallbearers are Wesley Phillips, Ann Phillips, Bailey Stafford, Evan Stafford, Katelyn Stafford, Dayton Stafford, Jesse Duck, Sadie Duck, Kayla Calvert and Cord Calvert.

Funeral Services will be Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Wewoka with Pastor Jay Badry officiating and Pastor Russell Vicors officiating music. Interment will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka.

An online guest book is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Rondald Stafford

Rondald Rue Stafford, Wewoka resident, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 in Shawnee, Okla. at the age of 76 years.

He was born Feb. 10, 1938 in Wewoka, Okla. to the late Walter Newton Stafford and Arkie Elizabeth (Whitlock) Stafford.

Ron was a graduate of Wewoka High School and a member of Wewoka Church of Christ.

He married Anna Katherine Jordan, Feb. 1, 1964 in Fontana, Calif. and to this union three children were born.

Ron was a Freight conductor for Sante Fe Railroad for a number of years until retirement.

His passion was playing his guitar, piano, and singing. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and family.

Preceding Ron in death are his parents, Walter Stafford and Arkie Stafford (Sept 2, 2014).

Survivors include his wife of the home Anna Katherine Stafford; son, Joseph Stafford and wife Eureka of Burbank, Calif.; daughters, Shelly Curry and companion Jimmy Jones and Rhonda Good and fiance Ricky Harris all of Wewoka; brother, Dennis Stafford and wife Grace; niece, Kelly Stafford whom he thought of as his own daughter; grandchildren, Alysha White, Savannah Good, Summer Good, Jonathan Good, Madison Curry; great grandchildren, Taelynn Harrison and Caetryn Walls.

Pallbearers will be Tim Curry, Joseph Stafford, Jimmy Jones, Jim Jones, Ricky Harris, and Jonathan Stafford.

Funeral Service will be 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22, 2014 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel, Wewoka, Okla. with Aaron Alsbrook officiating and burial to follow at Holdenville Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guest book is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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W.E. Stafford

W.E. "Pat" Stafford, 94 longtime Seminole resident passed away, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 at Integris Seminole Medical Center in Seminole, Okla.

Pat was born on April 13, 1920 in Sasakwa, Okla. to Ethel (Arnold) and George Marcus Price Stafford.

Pat was a truck driver during his working careers for several prominent Seminole businesses such as National Concrete, Murphy Lumber Company, Clausing’s Feed Store, Oklahoma Liquified Gas and Moran Pipe and Supply. Pat retired in 1982.

Pat gave his life to the Lord in 1951 and has been a faithful Christian ever since.

He loved his family and was greatly loved by them.

Pat loved to hunt and fish, he was an excellent gardener and loved to play dominos, and even got to play with his great grandchildren and his great great grandchildren.

Pat was a longtime faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Seminole.

Pat married Lorene (Goss) Stafford on Aug. 18, 1941 in Seminole. They were married for 71 years when, Lorene passed away on Dec. 29, 2012.

Pat is survived by his son, Glenn E. Stafford and his wife Loretta of Hot Springs, Ark. and his daughter, Wanda Callison and her husband Tom of Holdenville, Okla.

He is also survived by three sisters, Muriel Pemberton and Esther Phillis of Bowlegs, Okla. and Pearl Smith of Woodward, Okla.; his three grandchildren, Angi Watters and her husband Lewie, Tammi Rich and her husband Kevin and Jeremy Stafford and his wife Candy; great grandchildren, Andrew Watters, Chelsea Robinson and her husband Dillon, Mason, Zane, Grace, and Olivia Watters, Duane Nance Jr., Melissa and Billy Houck, Jason and Jordan Stafford; great great-grandchildren, Kacy and Kobe Nance, and Issac, Levi, Reagan and Kenzlee Houck.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Lorene, three brothers and one sister.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at the First Baptist Church at 420 Reid Street in Seminole. Officiating at the service will be Marvin Kehl and Matt Pollock. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens east of Seminole on Highway 270.

Casket bearers will be Jeremy Stafford, Jason Stafford, Jordan Stafford, Andrew Watters, Mason Watters, Zane Watters, Kobe Nance and Duane Nance.

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

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Joy Stephens

Joy Fern Stephens, 79, Sapulpa, Okla. resident, died Saturday, June 7, 2014 at St. John’s Medical Center, in Tulsa, Okla.

She was born July 2, 1934 in Bowlegs, Okla. to Maidie (Collier) and Eugene Northcott.

She graduated from Bowlegs High School in 1952 as Valedictorian of her class.

She married Michael Perry Stephens, on May 2, 1962 in Gainesville, Tex.

She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband Michael P. Stephens of Sapulpa, Okla.; a son, David Perry Stephens of Tulsa, Okla., two daughters, Kimberly Renee Harrison of Piedmont, Okla. and Tara Lynn Vanarsdel of Owasso, Okla.; two sisters Norma Jean Rice of Azle, Tex. and Pat Ward of Ada, Okla.; and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and eight brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Sapulpa, Okla. with Andy Harrison officiating. Burial will follow at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole, Okla.

Casket bearers will be David Stephens, Andy Harrison, Caleb Harrison, Scott Vanarsdel, Ted Harrison, Truman Stephens

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

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Marie Stephens

Marie Evelyn Stephens, 94, longtime Seminole resident, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 in Seminole, Okla. Marie was born January 4, 1920 in Reynolds, Ill.

 Marie was a homemaker. She was a loving mother, granny and angel.

Marie loved to be with her family at holidays, going to her church, the Bowlegs Baptist Church, and she was loved by all that knew her.

She married Leo Stephens in Hugo, Okla. on June 13, 1961; Leo preceded her in death April 6, 2013.

 Marie is survived by two daughters; Linda "Susie" Yancey and her husband Clint of Seminole, Okla., Debbie Anson and her husband Charles of Seminole, Okla., one son Ronnie Lashley and his wife Karen of Tex.; two-stepdaughters, Sharon Stephens of Wetumka, Okla. and Cindy and Randy Mulkey of Wellston, Okla.; she is also survived by her grandchildren Rodney, Chad and Brad Lashley and Shelly Owens; Gary and Larry Yancey, Karen Krause, Annette Azlin, Jeanette Patterson, Rhonda Davis-Beaubien, Angie Deluna, Kellye Karstetter, Misty Douthit and Matt Anson; Thirty-four great grandchildren and five great great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Leo Stephens, two sons, Johnny and Roger Lashley, Gene Lashley the father of Marie’s children, one grandson, Little John Lashley, one granddaughter, Danielle Haywood, stepdaughter, Darlene Collums, brother John Courtney and four sisters Ethel, Grace, Helen and Florence.

 Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 at the Bowlegs Baptist Church in Bowlegs, Okla. with Rev. Andy Quinton officiating.

Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

 

Her grandsons will be casket bearers, Chad Lashley, Brad Lashley, Rodney Lashley, Chris Glasscock, Matt Anson and Gary Yancey. Honorary bearers will be her great grandsons.

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

 

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James Stevens

Funeral services for James H. Stevens, 80, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 15, 2014, in the Centennial Chapel of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home and Crematory conducted by Rev. Larry Murray and Pastor Ed Skidmore. Burial, with Military Honors, will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

He was born July 5, 1933 at Cromwell, Okla. to John and Mary Jones Stevens.

He died Monday, May 12, 2014 in Ardmore, Okla.

He worked in the petroleum industry most of his life, except for the time he served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War.

He entered the military in 1953, and was sent overseas for most of his enlistment.

For his honorable service he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, an Over-Seas bar, a Meritorious Unit Citation, a Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation and the Good Conduct Medal.

Following his military service, he returned to Seminole, Okla., where he married Evelyn Mainord on Sept. 21, 1956.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Stevens of the home; a son, James Douglas Stevens of Ardmore; daughters, Debbie Figueroa of Healdton and Donna Thomason of Ringling; a brother, A. M. Stevens of Bonners Ferry, Idaho; a sister, Goldie McConnell of Ada, Okla. and sister-in-law, Hazel Stevens of Seminole, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Howard, Rex and Richard Stevens; and sisters, Pearl Brown and Ruby Robinson.

Condolences to the family may be sent on-line at www.hdouglasfuneralhome.com

Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home in Ardmore is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

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Wilbur Stevenson

Services for Wilbur Stevenson Sr. will be Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Wewoka located at 301 S. Mekusukey.

 

 

Fredrick Stockton

Fredrick Leo Stockton, III of Alvarado, Tex. died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 in Ft. Worth, Tex.

He was born Jan. 14, 1951 in Ft. Smith, Ark. to Larry and Dorothy Stockton.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife Judy; sons, Sam Stockton and Josh Stockton; three grandsons; brother, Keith Stockton; sister, Sandy King and a host of family and friends.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 at Alvarado Seventh Day Adventist Church, 908 Church Street in Alvarado, Tex.

In Lieu of flowers, donations to the Alvarado Seventh Day Adventist Church building fund would be appreciate.

An online guest book is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Harold Stone

"Smiley" Harold Dean Stone

07/10/1951 - 01/07/2014

 

Harold Dean Stone, age 62 and a resident of Konawa, Okla., passed away at his home on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa.

He will be taken to the home for a private family service at 4 p.m. on Thursday, and he will return to the funeral home at 10 a.m. on Friday for visitation before the service. Burial will follow at the Harjo Family Cemetery.

Pallbearers are "Fuzzy" Lawrence Wolf, Larry Harjo, Jr., Buck Owings, Quincy Brown, Larry P. Wolf, Jr., Jake McGeisey, Woody West, and Nakoma West.

Honorary pallbearers are Oseola Little, T.J. Wolf, T.A. Larney, Bill Armstrong, Larry Wolf, Sr., and Darrell Armstrong.

Harold, known as "Smiley," was born in Claremore, Okla. on July 10, 1951 to Jimmy Stone and Avilene (Harjo) Stone.

Smiley was a life-long resident of Konawa and worked most of his life as a roughneck for the oilfield and for the roofing industry.

He loved the outdoors, and he loved to hunt and fish on the weekends with his family.

Smiley also loved to watch sports.

Smiley leaves behind to cherish his memories, one son, Steven Stone of Seminole; three daughters, Melanie Stone and Christine Stone, both of Seminole, and Amanda Larney of Shawnee, Okla.; one brother, Gerald Jimmy Stone of Citrus Heights, Calif.; one sister, Marcella Sue Spencer of Pendleton, Ore.; his ex-wife and mother of his children, Karen Miller of Seminole; nine grandchildren, Isaiah Harjo, Iciss Harjo, and Kayden West all of Shawnee, Shea Stone and Darah Harjo of Seminole, Brendon Stone and Brooklyn Stone of Earlsboro, Okla., Micheal Mitchell of Seminole, and Kaleb Stone of Morris, Okla.; and a host of nieces, nephews, and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jimmy and Avilene Stone; one brother-in-law, Lester Spencer, and one uncle, Sam Harjo.

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Benny Streater

Longtime Wewoka resident Benny Ray Streater, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014 in Ada, Okla.

He was born Oct. 3, 1942 in Wewoka to the late Ed Lester "Bud" and Loneta (Northcott) Streater.

Benny was a 1961 graduate of Wewoka High School and attended Murray State College.

He retired from Oklahoma Department of Transportation after 20 year as a foreman.

Benny married Beverly Ferguson Aug. 7, 1964 in Wewoka and to this union of marriage two sons were born, Terry Streater and Eddie Streater.

Benny was a member of Midway Baptist Church.

He love quail and deer hunting, and watching OU football.

Preceding Benny in death are his parents and sister, Sandra Bobbie Streater.

Survivors include his wife Beverly of 40 years; sons, Terry Streater and wife, Amelia Streater of Oklahoma City, and Eddie Streater of Holdenville; grandchildren, Eric Streater, Gregory Streater of Oklahoma; great-grandchildren, Taylor Streater, Trinity Streater, Eric Streater Jr, Cameron Streater and Sierra Streater; sister-in-law, Pat Henwood, Mesa, Ariz.; brother-in-law, Frank Ferguson of Colorado; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Taylor, Marion Bert, Terry Davis, Eric Streater, Floyd Snider Jr., Frank Sumpter, and Reggie Parker.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, 201 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel Wewoka with Rev. Frank Moppin officiating and burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guest book is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

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Patricia Stricklin

Patricia Ann Stricklin, 76, of Stigler died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in Fort Smith.

She was a homemaker.

Funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday at Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel in Stigler with burial at Centerpoint Cemetery in Wilburton, Okla.

She is survived by three daughters, Venga Cox of Oklahoma City, Melody Lewis of Stigler and Joy Anderson of Konawa, Okla.; a son, Ves Strickland of Wannette, Okla.; two sisters, Ruby Talley of Stigler and Ima Dryer of Oklahoma City; a brother, Jack Oxford of Oregon; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Vernon Belcher, Tony, Joe and Brian Anderson and Mikey and Christopher Stricklin.

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Ruby Sullenger

It is with deep sorrow that we announce that our husband, father, grandfather, and brother, Rudy Sullenger, passed away on Jan. 3, 2014 at the age of 88 from cardiac complications.

Dad (also called Pappa by his grandchildren) was born on Oct. 2, 1925 in Seminole, Okla. to Tom and Agnes Sullenger.

He is survived by five sisters, Bessie, Vera, Verna, Geri, and Ima, and two brothers, Levi and Jimmy.

Dad joined the military at 17 and was deployed to fight in WWII the moment he turned 18.

As a member of the 27th tank battalion in the Army, he was part of the first Allied unit to roll through the gates at Dachau concentration camp.

They faced resistance from SS troops, but ultimately secured the camp and liberated the prisoners.

Although he rarely spoke about his military experiences, they affected and shaped him deeply.

Following the war, Dad moved to California's Salinas Valley, then relocated to Ventura County in 1958.

He worked for CalPine Containers for more than 30 years, and started his own company, GARD Trucking, Inc., in 1970.

He expanded the business to GARD Trucking and Container, Inc., in 1982.

He made many longtime friends in the ranching and produce community, who will remember him for his stellar reputation, old-fashioned values and his willingness to mentor and help launch others in their careers. 

Dad was the quintessential southern gentleman in both his personal and professional lives.

He loved to spend his free time puttering in the yard, caring for his flowers, vegetables and chickens.

He was an avid sports fan as both a spectator and a participant and loved to spend "a good day at work" playing golf.

He freely bestowed nicknames on everyone he met; he never called anyone by their real name-and this was true for family, friends, waitresses.

Dad had many favorite sayings (most of them inappropriate for print) but one he used often was, "Take your time leaving but hurry like the dickens coming back."

Dad is survived by his loving wife of nearly 44 years, Arlene; and seven children, Viki (Allen), Valeri (Earl), Rick (Cheryl), Buzz (Patty), Brent (Maria), Tevis (Bobbi), and Lori (John).

Dad was also blessed with 17 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his first wife, Beverly; his brother, Cecil; and his son, Scott.

Services for Rudy will be held at Grace Bible Church, 936 W. Fifth  Street, Oxnard, on Friday Jan. 10, 2013 at 11:00 am. Dr. John Jackson will be officiating.

The pallbearers will be Rudy's grandsons, Corey, Sullenger, Justin Sullenger, Shiloh Faulk, Matthew Sullenger, Eric Randolph, and Joshiah Partridge.

Interment will immediately follow at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Livingston Memorail Visiting Nurse Association, 1996 Eastman Ave., Ventura, CA 93003 or http://www.lmvna.org/donate.html.

Rudy has been entrusted to the care of Family owned Reardon Funeral Home, 511 N. A Street, Oxnard, CA 93030

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Alvin Tall Bear

Alvin Tall Bear, 86, died March 30, 2014 at the Oklahoma City Veteran’s Medical Center.

A wake service is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 3 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, April 4, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Konawa. Fr. Adrian Vorderlandwehr, O.S.B. will officiate. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Robert R. Tall Bear, II, Jimmy Jordan, Jim Moon, Mark Noteware, Paulo Gonzales, and Jamie Cervantes.

Honorary Pallbearers are Sylvester Alley and Danny Echohawk.

He was born March 3, 1928 in Pawnee, Okla. to Floyd Tall Bear and Lillian (Kihega) Tall Bear.

He attended Chilocco Indian School and attended A&M College.

He married Johnnie Mae Rhodd on Feb. 14, 1952 in Bentonville, Ark.

He was the owner and operator of Recon Construction.

He entered the U.S. Marine Corps in 1948 and was a veteran of the Korean War. As Staff Sergeant, he was a high ranking drill instructor and a recipient of the nation’s fourth highest service medal, The Silver Star. The award was presented to him for his action during the First Marine Division’s great push toward Chunchon, in the spring of 1951.

He is survived by his wife, Johnnie Mae Tall Bear of the home; four sons, Alvin Tall Bear, Jr. of St. Louis, Okla., Mike Tall Bear of St. Louis, Okla., John Tall Bear of Lexinton, Okla., and Robert R. Tall Bear also of St. Louis; three sisters, Marlene Echohawk of Albuquergue, N.M., Lou Lerma of El Reno, Okla. and Carolyn Levi of El Reno; three grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Lillian Tall Bear; one brother, DeForest Tall Bear; and one grandchild, Misty Love Tall Bear and a new-born brother.

Tall Bear

 

 

 

Louise Taylor

Louise (Mount) Taylor, Seminole resident, passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Norman, Okla. at the age of 88.

Louise was born March 13, 1926 in Wetumka, Okla. to parents, Charlie E. Mount and Dona Mae (Shaw) Mount.

She was a homemaker, taking care of her family.

Louise married Vernon Taylor, in Reno, Nev. on Oct. 24, 1945. He preceded her in death on Oct. 1, 2004.

Louise is survived by one son, Vernon Leon Taylor, and his wife, Linda of Choctaw, Okla.; three daughters, Loretta Dye and her husband, Conway of Norman, Okla., Oda Lott of Norman, Okla., Jean Taylor of Norman, Okla.; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Louise, was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Dona Mae Mount; husband, Vernon Taylor; one son; eight brothers and one sister.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Brenda Drake officiating. Burial will be at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens of Seminole, Okla.

Casket bearers are grandson, Eric Bottoms, Mike Taylor, Jack Blaylock, Tyler Blaylock, Coleby Taylor and Caleb "Peanut" Taylor.

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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Ronald Taylor

With deep sadness, we announce the passing of Ronald Allen Taylor, 73, of Seminole, Okla.

He was born in Oklahoma City on Oct. 22, 1940 and passed peacefully in his home surrounded by family, Jan. 16, 2014.

His body is now fully restored and we are rejoicing in knowing that he is with Jesus.

Surviving him are his wife of 53 years, Betty; and his children, Ken and Christal Taylor of Seminole, Wendy and Rick Groshong of Edmond, Okla. and Christi and Brandon Donaldson of Edmond.

Ron's legacy also includes eight beautiful grandchildren: Jaden, Jaret, Hailey, Merrick, Jacelyn, Ethan, Christina, and Aleena as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

They will miss his sense of humor, practical jokes, but most of all his unconditional love.

Ron's life was a continuous adventure.

He served in the Air Force, he loved racing cars and motorcycles, he was a pilot and loved to fly, he could catch a fish like no one else, he was a great entrepreneur.

Most of all he loved sharing Jesus with everyone he met.

A celebration of his life will be at Immanuel Fellowship on Tuesday, Jan. 21st at 11a.m. in Seminole.

In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Loaves and Fishes under the name Ron Taylor and can be sent to PO Box 2223, Seminole, Ok 74818

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Thomas Taylor

Thomas Alan "Tom" Taylor, lifelong Seminole resident died Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Shawnee, Okla. at the age of 56.

He was born March 20, 1958 in Shawnee to William Alexander (Dub) Taylor and Wilma Fay (Fisher) Taylor.

After attending college he entered the military and served in the United States Army, where he was requested to attend West Point.

After his time in the army, he was employed at the Federal Corporation in Oklahoma City, Sherwin Williams Paint, Pumping Jack Chemicals, Norwesco, worked as a CNA and was assistant to the water supervisor of the City of Seminole.  

He married Nita Taylor on June 30, 2004 in Prague, Okla.

He is survived by his wife of the home, Nita Taylor; mother, Wilma Taylor of Seminole; two sons, Chris Splawn of St. Louis, Okla., Darryn Splawn of Seminole; one daughter, Julie Stiner of Midwest City, Okla.; two brothers, Greg Taylor of Sulphur, Okla., Rod Taylor of Shawnee; three grandchildren.

At the Memorial Service there will be an opportunity for family and friends to share their memories of Tom.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dub Taylor; one uncle, Gary Fisher; and his grandparents.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Seminole with Dr. Doug Melton and Rev. Russell Vicars officiating.

Serving as honorary casket bearers are Rod Taylor, Greg Taylor, Dwight Simpson, Gary Allen Fisher, Bobby Walker, Hank Brockway and Ron Sheppard.

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

Taylor

 

 

 

Relta Templeton

Relta Mae Hopkins Templeton, 88, longtime Maud, Okla. resident, died Saturday, May 17, 2014 in Tecumseh, Okla.

Relta was born Sept. 25, 1925 near Meeker, Okla. to Charley R. "Gramps" Roberts and Alta (Gooker) Roberts.

Relta was a beauty operator in Maud since Nov. 19, 1962.

She received her instructor‘s license in 1964 and taught three students in her salon.

Her home has been in Maud since 1948.

Relta married Frank Hopkins in 1947, in Stillwell, Okla., and he preceded her in death on March 25, 1967 and later married Douglas Templeton in 1967, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 16, 1999.

Relta belonged to the Rebekah Lodge, and went through the chairs and held all of the offices of the lodge.

She also served as lodge deputy and district deputy under Lorene Davenport, Assembly president.

She partially retired to take care of her dad, and Douglas, her husband, after his stroke.

She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Shawnee, Okla.

Relta is survived by her grandsons, Frank Hopkins, Jr. and his wife Amanda of Maud, and Nick B. Hopkins and Jennifer of College Station, Tex.; one nephew, Larry G. Bell of Del City, Okla., and six great grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; one son, Frankie Daryl Hopkins, Jr. who died July 7, 2005; two brothers, Charles Roberts and Allen Roberts; and one sister, Betty Bell.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 23, 2014, at the Church of Christ in Maud with Frank Brewer officiating. Burial will follow at the Tecumseh Mission Cemetery in Tecumseh.

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

Templeton

 

 

 

Henry ‘Jack’ Terry

05/16/1932 - 03/22/2014

Henry "Jack" Terry, age 81 and a resident of Konawa, Okla., passed away on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 27 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa. Richard Winters will officiate, and burial will follow at Konawa Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mike Boren, Rube Griffin, Darrell Mackey, Bob Thomas, and Randy Walker.

Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Harrod, Tom B. Longest, Lillard Berry, and Burnis Fisher.

The family will greet friends and relatives on Tuesday night at the Konawa funeral home from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Jack was born on May 16, 1932, in Dallas, Tex. His parents were Jack Terry and Susie (Morgan) Terry.

Jack spent his childhood in the oilfield in Oscar, Okla. in Jefferson County.

He attended school in Oscar until the seventh grade.

While our nation was at war in 1942, all schools participated in scrap-drives. Jack’s school had the most pounds per student of all the Oklahoma schools. Jack was selected to represent his school and the State of Oklahoma by taking a trip to Washington, D.C. to meet Franklin D. Roosevelt and to christen the Liberty ship, USS Will Rogers along with Mrs. Will Rogers.

Jack’s family eventually moved to Saint Jo, Tex. to another oilfield.

He graduated high school in 1950 and worked as a roughneck in the summer for Kingery Drilling Company.

He started college at Oklahoma A&M and majored in petroleum engineering.

In 1952, he changed his major to Geology, and in 1953, he was offered a job as Junior Engineer for Dowell Inc.

After graduating in 1954 from Oklahoma A&M with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geology and a minor in Petroleum Engineering, Jack started work as a trainee engineer for Dowell Inc. in Seminole, Okla.

He was promoted to District Engineer in 1958.

In the next few years, he obtained a patent pending for a hydraulic brake device, and he learned to fly an airplane.

Jack started the only frac tank business in Oklahoma in 1958 and pursued this business until establishing an oil and gas well stimulation company in 1971.

Since 1971, Jack purchased and drilled oil wells.

During the early 1980's, Jack worked much of his time in geology in the consulting business.

He was also the President and General Manager of Chem-Frac, Inc., in Ada, Okla.

On April 10, 1994 in Konawa, Jack married Glenda (Anderson) Moon.

He was also a member of the Church of Christ in Konawa.

Jack is survived by his wife, Glenda Terry of the home; one son, Mike Terry and wife, Patty of Edmond, Okla.; one step-daughter, Tina Moon of Shawnee, Okla.; two granddaughters, Michelle Webster and husband, Aaron of Edmond, Okla. and Melissa Terry, also of Edmond, Okla.; two grandsons, Jackson and Tyler Moon; one great grandchild, Lily Grace Webster; his in-laws, Evert and Lillian Anderson; and several nieces and nephews whom he considered family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Susie Terry; one son, Keith Terry; one step-son, Steve Moon; and sister-in-law, Nelda Bailey.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Seminole Humane Society, P.O. Box 88 Seminole, Oklahoma 74818.

Terry

 

 

 

Elizabeth Thomas

Elizabeth Goat Thomas, 92, died on June 30, 2014.

She was born in Wewoka, Okla. to Lizzie and John Goat on Dec. 23, 1921 and lived in Holdenville, Okla.

She went to school at Sacred Heart boarding school, then attended Holdenville High School where she graduated.

After high school she went to work at McDonald Douglas Aircraft Plant in Tulsa. She also worked as a seamtress for Big Yank Factory.

She married Ramsey L. Thomas in 1946.

Survivors include her husband of the home Ramsey L. Thomas; a sister, Wisey Stevens of Wewoka, Okla.; five children, Katie Wood of Meeker, Okla., Mary Dixon Lawton, Okla., and Gwen Hayden of the home; Ronald Thomas of Stillwater, Okla. and R. L Thomas Jr. of Lawton, Okla.: ten grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

She is preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; and one brother.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Wewoka Indian Baptist Church with Rev. Houston Tiger and burial at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Dondi Hayden, John Bynum, Richard Meredith, Cody Rapalo, Ryan Hayes, and Tavis Spencer.

Honorary pallbearers will be Rex DIxon, R. L. Ramsey Jr., George Tiger, H.D. Wood, Donnie Foye, and Doyle Hayden.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Thomas

 

 

 

Mary Thomas

Mary Wilda Pamplin Starns Laxton Thomas, 89, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, in Weatherford, Tex.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014 at First Baptist Church of Weatherford, Tex. Interment followed at Andrews West Cemetery, Andrews, Tex.

She was born March 8, 1925, in Taylor, Tex. to Henry Foy and Laura Lou (Brock) Pamplin.

She was reared in Konawa, Okla. and a graduate of Vamoosa High School, near Konawa.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Carl Eugene Laxton and William Arthur Thomas Jr.; a son, Carl Michael Laxton; and daughter, Mary Sue Laxton Woodward; three brothers, Billy, Jim and Jack Pamplin; and sister, Wanda Pamplin Huckleberry.

She is survived by one son, Frank Starns of Weatherford, Tex.; five grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.

Arrangements were under the direction of White's Funeral Home in Weatherford, Tex.

 

Tinya Thomas

Tinya LaDonna Thomas, 53, a life-long resident of Konawa, Okla. died at her home on Thursday, June 12, 2014, after years of battling COPD.

A memorial graveside service at Konawa Cemetery is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, 2014 under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Bob Thomas, Randy Thomas, Roy Prewitt, Bryan Thomas, Todd Thomas and her grandchildren.

A register book is available for signing at the funeral home. After the ceremony, a reception will follow at the Konawa Community Center (the old Skating Rink).

She was born Aug. 10, 1960 in Ada, Okla. to Jack Thomas and Juanita (Sexton) Thomas.

She married Michael Murray on Jan. 3, 2003 in Ada, Okla.

She worked for years as a Home Health Aide at Central Oklahoma Family Medical Clinic in Konawa.

She is survived by her husband, Michael Murray of the home; one son, Ross Crowl, Jr. of Konawa; three daughters, Jennifer Allison of Sulphur, Okla., Kevyn Hollan of Konawa, and Shay Thomas of Rose, Okla.; two brothers, Bob Thomas of Konawa, and Randy Thomas of Darby, Mont.; one sister, Connie Prewitt of Konawa; and eleven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Juanita Thomas; one sister, Tommie Hord; and one brother, Dennis Thomas.

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Wanda Thomas

Wanda Mae Thomas died Sunday, March 2, 2014 at her home at the age of 85.

She was born Dec. 18, 1928 in Yeager, Okla. to Scott and Anna Campbell King.

She graduated Wewoka High School class of 1947.

She married Orville B. Thomas.

Wanda worked and retired after 32 years for the Department of Human Services in Seminole County.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, James Lee King.

She is survived by children Donald and Kathy Thomas of Okemah, and Lisa and Charles Cotterman of Wewoka, O.B. Thomas Jr. of Seabrooke, Tex., and numerous grand and great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday March 7, 2014 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Susan Rice officiating.

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

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Thomas

 

 

 

Terry Thomason

Feb 23, 1950 - Oct 17, 2014

Funeral services for Seminole City Councilman and retired Seminole County Deputy Terry Thomason were held on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at the First Baptist Church in Seminole.

Rev. Carl Whitfield officiated the services.

Serving as casket bearers were Jay Branham, Dale Wallace, Terry Morris, Shannon Smith, Ken Green, Kent McGinnis, Stan Young and Tommy Mackey.

Honorary bearers were Mike Knowles, Tommy Bowling, Larry Herdlitchka and Dave Anderson.

Burial followed at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole.

Terry died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 at St.Francis Hospital in Tulsa at the age of 64 from injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident in Okmulgee.

Terry Craig Thomason was born Feb. 23, 1950 in Port Arthur, Texas to David Benjamin and Agnes Belle (Irwin) Thomason. 

Terry began his law enforcement career in high school working as a dispatcher for Wewoka Police Department.

After graduating from Wewoka High   School in 1969, Terry continued working at the police department. 

He later moved to Seminole and began working for the Seminole Police Department.  Terry retired from the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.

He was a longtime member of the Fraternal Order of Police.

Terry was also a member of the Oklahoma National Guard.

He served many years with the guard and retired as a Staff SGT.

Another passion of Terry’s was flying.

Terry loved flying airplanes with his pilot friends.

He logged several hours of flying toward his pilots license through the years.

Terry also was a Disc Jockey for several years and went by the call name "Terrible Terry".

Terry later became active in city government. 

He was a longtime active member of the Seminole City Council.

Terry loved riding his motorcycle and always looked forward to rides with his friends, Dale and Donna Wallace.

He is survived by his brother, Michael Thomason and wife Phyllis, of Oklahoma City; nieces, Tracy Davis and Lisa Norwood; nephew, Richard Thomason; great-niece, Taylor Thomason and a host of other family and close friends.

Terry was preceded in death by his parents, David and Agnes Thomason; two sisters, Rebecca Jane Davis and Patty Ann Thomason and one brother, David Thomason.

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

 

Thomason

 

 

 

Wallace Thurman

Wallace Thurman was born Dec.7, 1933 to Sammy and Easter "Cudjo" Thurman.

He died Oct. 2, 2014 at his home in Sasakwa, Okla.

He attended Thomas Chapel grade school.

He worked as a laborer for a little while and then worked for Dolese Brothers for over 30 years until his retirement.

He is survived by one sister, Mary Lee Taylor of Spencer, Okla.; one brother, James Thurman; and a host of family and friends.

Preceding him in death are his parents; two sisters, Bessie Warrior, Bertha Warrior; and brother, J.B. Thurman.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bill Renfro officiating and burial to follow at Thomas Town Cemetery, Sasakwa, Okla.

Arrangements are by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An online guest book is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

Thurman

 

 

 

Debra Tiger

Debra Ann (Amos) Tiger, 56, life-long resident of Konawa, Okla. died Thursday, April 3, 2014 near Konawa on Hwy 9A.

A double funeral service is scheduled for Debra Tiger and her grandson, Myron Osborne for 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the P.A.C. - High School Auditorium in Konawa. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery. Ed Jimboy and Jimsey Harjo will officiate.

Pallbearers are Bruce Cully, Harold Cully, Mark Jimboy, R.D. Coody, Stanley Coody, and Thomas Lindsey.

Honorary pallbearers are Brandy Cully, Cordell Tebe, James Jimboy, and Leo Tiger, Jr.

A Wake service is scheduled for Friday, April 11, 2014 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel of Konawa.

She was born July 20, 1957 in Oklahoma City to Sexton Amos and Mary (Cully) Tiger.

After attending college, she worked as a money counter for a local casino.

She is survived by two sons, George Tiger, III of Wewoka, Okla., and Sam Tiger of Seminole, Okla.; and one daughter, Jennifer Tiger of Konawa.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Sexton Amos and Mary Tiger; her husband, George Tiger, Jr.; one brother, Teddy Dean Amos; and two grandsons, Cem-se Harjo Tiger and Myron Osborne.

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Juanita Tiger

Juanita Tiger, age 82, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 30, 2014.

She was born to Parnosky and Ida Mae (Poe) Tiger on Oct. 17, 1932, in Spaulding, Okla.

A graduate of Spaulding High School, she later attended Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kan.

She moved to Oklahoma City and worked for attorney Harold Dodson for 25 years as legal secretary.

She was a member of Glorieta Baptist Church in Oklahoma City and served as church secretary for 17 years.

Preceding Juanita in death are her parents; four brothers, Nana, Ollie, Dicky and Albert Tiger; four sisters, Emma, Anna, Rachal Tiger, and Jowina Reed.

Survivors include two sisters, Wanda Postoak and husband Leon of Oklahoma City, and Maggie Elliott and husband J.D. of Midwest City; two nieces, Lena Bailey of Holdenville, Okla., and Brigitte Denmark of Tuttle, Okla.; two nephews, Robin Tiger and wife Deanna of Norman, Okla., and Jeff Tiger of Midwest City, Okla.; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Christian Tiger, Rob Walker, Robin Tiger, Tom Brantley Tony Herman and Woody Kinney

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, at Glorieta Baptist Church, 7308 South Western, Oklahoma City, with Dr. Emerson Falls and Pastor Ledtkey McIntosh officiating.

Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Oklahoma City, under the direction of Stout Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

Tiger

 

Keith Tiger

Former Wewoka resident Keith Wayne Tiger, age 49, passed away Sunday, April 13th, 2014 in Ada, Okla. Born June 4, 1964 to Harry James Tiger and Bernice Hulwa Fish.

Preceding Keith in death is a step-daughter Serina Leann Ground and grandson Tristen Trae Tiger.

Survivors include his father; Harry Tiger and Mother; Bernice Fish; children Rachel Tiger, Keisa Tiger, Derek Tiger, and Macy Tiger, all of Ada, Okla., one sister Terri Lynn Tiger: grandchildren Serina Tiger, Jensen Jax Tiger, Julius Masen Jones, Xoie Shikoba Jones, Mariah Belle Trevino, and Castiel Cole Tiger, nephews; Robert West, Brian Tiger, and Kenneth West.

Honorary Pall Bearers will be Derek Tiger.

Pall Bearers will be Curtis Walker, Robert West, Brian Tiger, Kenneth West, Tony Wallace and Randy Roberts.

Wake services will be 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Greenleaf Baptist Church, Okemah, Okla. The body will be taken to the Church at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Greenleaf Baptist Church with Rev. Houston Tiger and Rev. Davis Lewis officiating, and burial to follow at Greenleaf Church Cemetery.

Arrangements by Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

An Online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com.

 

Tiger

 

 

 

Lee Tolbert

Lee Vern Tolbert, 94, longtime Seminole/Maud resident passed quietly after a prolonged illness on July 25, 2014 in Midwest City, Okla.

Lee was born July 29, 1919 in Wellington, Kans. to Verna (Bullard) and Fred Tolbert.

Lee moved to Oklahoma with his family at a young age and graduated from Seminole High School.

He married Virginia C. Julian, "His Ginger", in 1939.

When World War II started he volunteered and although officially listed as 4F due to impaired vision, he was able after several attempts to enlist.

He remained working in military intelligence here and abroad until he retired after twenty years.

Lee then attended Cameron College and earned his Bachelors of Education degree.

Until retiring a second time, he worked as a parole officer for the state of Oklahoma.

After retiring again he remained active with interests in books and cameras; he bought and sold both at the Seminole Flea Market and kept a large collection in his home.

He was a good man who loved his family, his cameras, books, football and the Democratic Party.

He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace.

Lee is survived by his wife of 74 years, Virginia C. Tolbert; his daughters, Virginia L. Tolbert and Nancy Harned; his grandson, Stephen J. Harned and his wife Denise; great grandsons, Ian J. Harned, Guyson R. Harned, and Branson L. Harned; sisters, Pat Hale and Freda Hamilton; and a brother, Joe Tolbert and their families; a brother-in-law, Jack Julian and his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Verna Tolbert; a brother, James C. Tolbert; his sister, Rachel Krummrich.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.

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

Tolbert

 

 

 

Virginia "Ginger" Tolbert

Aug. 29, 1924 – Sept. 25, 2014

Virginia "Ginger" C. (Julian) Tolbert, 90 year old Del City resident and former Seminole resident, quietly passed from this life on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 at her home in Del City, Okla. 

She was born Aug. 29, 1924 in Sapulpa, Okla. to parents Dorse and May Julian.

Virginia married Lee Tolbert in 1939 in Seminole, Okla. and sadly he preceded her in death on July 25, 2014 after seventy-four years of marriage.

Lee served in the United States Army during World War II and Virginia followed and adapted to whatever life threw at them. 

Over the years she worked several jobs. 

During the war she worked as a riveter on warplanes and later she worked in a fish cannery and joked that although her clothes smelled strongly, the money smelled good. 

She was a talented seamstress and excelled in all forms of needlework bringing in more earnings by altering uniforms for servicemen. 

Virginia’s love of fabrics and needlecraft inspired her all of her life and she made clothing for herself and all of her family. 

She also made home décor items, purses and wonderful quilts. 

She was always glad to pass this skill to any who was willing to learn. She even taught sewing classes in Lawton, Okla.

Later in life Virginia cared for her parents and Lee’s parents in her home and shared her home with many family members as the need arose.

She leaves to cherish her memory two daughters, Jenny Lee Tolbert and Nancy Harned; her brother, Jack Julian along with his family; her grandson, Stephen Harned and his family. 

She is also survived by many of Lee’s family who over the years truly became her own.

Virginia is preceded in death by both of her parents, Dorse and May Julian.

As sweet and quirky as Virginia was, her husband Lee who called her, "His Ginger," passed from this life on July 25, 2014 just two months to the day before they were reunited again.  She is now with her sweetheart forever.

Her children arise and call her blessed: Her husband also and he praises her.

Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4, 2013 at Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.  Rev. Carl Whitfield will officiate the service.

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

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

Tolbert

 

 

 

Howard Tolson

Howard "J.D." Tolson, 97, resident of McAlester, Okla. died Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Walnut Grove Living Center in McAlester, Okla.

The family will receive visitors from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday evening at Bishop Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 at the First Baptist Church of McAlester. Rev. Ryan Young of Elk City, Okla. will officiate the services.

Interment will be at Memory Gardens Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors by the Robert B. Thomas, Veterans of Foreign Wars post #1098.

Service arrangements are under the direction of Bishop Funeral Service.

He was born Feb. 21, 1917 to Robert Clarence Tolson and Mattie Tolson in Ada, Okla.

He volunteered for the Service of the U.S. Army in 1941 and was assigned to the 45th Division of the 180th Infantry antitoxic Company Thunderbird Division.

On Oct. 3, 1941, he married Wilma Myo Hunt.

He served in North Africa, Sicily and Italy where he was awarded the following: The Bronze Star for action over and above the call of duty, The European, Africa, Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with (2) Invasion Stars (Sicily and Italy), World War II Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Pearl Harbor Medal, Combat Infantryman’s badge with Wreath, Expert Rifleman’s Medal and Expert Machine Gun Badge.

He owned and operated Tolson Welding Supply in McAlester for numerous years.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Wilma Tolson of McAlester, Okla.; his children, Gary Tolson of Seminole, Okla., Priscilla McKinney of Enid, Okla., Troyce Tolson of McAlester, Okla.; four grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; five great great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mattie Tolson; father, Clarence Tolson; step-mother, Ollie Tolson; sister, Imogene Johnson; brothers, Clifford Tolson, Bill Tolson and a baby brother; and a grandson.

Pallbearers will be Zach Odell, Josh Greenhalgh, Nic Greenhalgh, Jeff McKinney, Chris Moon, Bailey Moon.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Harmon Stokes, Clyde Stokes, J.A. Allford, Glen Stone, Bob Chapman, Doyle Copeland, Ed Brooks, Joe Stone and Deacons of First Baptist Church.

The family requests memorials are made to First Baptist Church Homebound Ministry, 100 E. Washington Ave., McAlester, OK 74501 in honor of Mr. Tolson.

Tolson

 

 

 

Reginaldo Trevino

Reginaldo Catrett Trevino died Sunday, June 15, 2014 at his home in Wewoka, Okla. at the age of 38.

He was born Oct. 22, 1975 in Oklahoma City to Jose Jesus and Francis Catrett Trevino.

He worked in the Bio Hazard industry before his disability.

He is preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his wife Mary Trevino; children, Lydia and Sylvia Trevino of the home; his mother, Francis Trevino; siblings, Marie Hunt, Joe Trevino, Mark Trevino, Shane Costellia, and Angel Trevino.

No services are scheduled at this time.

Stout-Phillips Funeral Home is in charge of the services.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

Trevino

 

 

 

Amy Tucker

Amy Diane (Kolar) Tucker passed from this earthly life on May 23, 2014.

Amy was born on the day man first walked on the moon, July 20, 1969 in Kirkwood (St. Louis County), Mo. and passed away in Tyler, Tex. 

A memorial service celebrating Amy's life was held at Christ Episcopal Church in Tyler on May 24, 2014. 

A committal service was held in Prague, Okla. on May 27, 2014. 

She was buried in the Prague Cemetery, which is surrounded on two sides by her late Kolar grandparents' farm.

Amy attended school in St. Louis, Mo. from kindergarten through graduation at Lindbergh High School. 

She earned a BBA in Fashion Merchandising from Baylor University.

Amy had a strong sense of style and a passion for creating beauty.  She honed her considerable skills in several buying and designing roles during the early 90's at Harold's in Highland Park Village, Dallas, Tex. 

Her creative legacy lives on in living rooms and bedrooms of the loyal clients she acquired while at Bufe and Babin, Tyler, for over six years. 

Amy possessed a joyful spirit and always flew a happy flag in her front yard!

Amy was involved in a wide range of volunteer activities in Dallas and in Tyler. 

These include the Junior League of Dallas and the Junior League of Tyler, Parent Services Board Member, Cattle Barons Committees, Rose Festival Committees, UT Tyler Patriot, Meals on Wheels, PATH, and East Texas Food Bank.   Amy was a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. 

She was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Tyler and served as a Junior High Sunday School teacher as well as the Junior High Assistant Youth Director.

Amy is survived by her loving family and many friends. 

Born to the union of Amy and Timothy Royce Tucker are two children, Lillian Emmons Tucker and Charles Brison Tucker. 

Also surviving are her parents, Dr. Charles W. Jr. and Diane (Dailey) Kolar; her brother, Dr. Matthew C. Kolar and wife, Libby; nephew and nieces, John Maxen, Cecilia Grace, and Elizabeth Layne Kolar.  An uncle, Dr. Wm. Stanley Kolar; aunts, Richie Dailey Hanes and Barbara Kolar Sands and her husband, Chris; first cousins, David M. Dailey, Jr. and wife, Nancy; Dr. Grant R. and wife, Dr. Gina Kolar; Scott E. Tope and wife, Rachel; and many other cousins will deeply miss Amy as well. 

Preceding Amy in death were her grandparents, Charles W. Sr. and Elizabeth (Fisher) Kolar, and Dr. Fern M. and Lois (Madison) Dailey; her uncle, David M. Dailey, Sr. and her aunt, Sarah "Sally" Kolar.

Amy was a loving and generous woman.  Her final act of generosity was as a registered organ donor.  Today many recipients have life because of her gift.

If desired, donations may be made in memory of Amy to Christ Episcopal Church Local Mission Fund, 118 S. Bois d'Arc, Tyler, TX 75702 or to the Salvation Army Reconnect Program, 633 N. Broadway, Tyler, TX 75702

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Barbara Tucker

Barbara Ann Collins Tucker passed away on May 19, 2014, in Oklahoma City after a short illness.

She was born on a small cattle ranch in Konawa, Okla., in April 1934, the daughter of the late Artie and Benjamin Forrest Collins.

Barbara had two sisters, Helen and Ailene, and two brothers, Gene and Glen.

She moved with her family to Stockton, Calif., in 1943 where her dad found work in the shipyards. She eventually returned to Oklahoma in the 1950s.

Barbara attended hair stylist school in 1958 and became a practicing hairdresser for the next 37 years.

Barbara met Jack Hale in 1974, fell in love, and married him.

Jack was a local businessman involved in real estate and oil interests. In the late ‘80s Jack became ill with cancer and, sadly, passed away in 1993.

In 1995, Barbara met and married Mr. Orrid Tucker, moved to Karnack, Texas, and helped him run the "Tucker Fishing Camp."

After Orrid's death in 2008, she continued to manage the camp until her illness was discovered in April of this year.

She returned to her family in Oklahoma City and passed away this month.

Barbara was preceded in death by her mother and father; husbands Jack Hale and Orrid Tucker; brother Glen C. Collins; and sisters Helen Delaney and Ailene Collins.

Barbara is survived by her brother, Gene W Collins; his sons Donald Wayne and Randall Gene; her nephews Glen Charles Collins Jr. and Michael Todd Collins; her niece Suzanne Collins Jones; five grand-nephews and eight grand-nieces.

A graveside service will be held at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Ada, Okla., on Monday, June 2, at 1 p.m., under the direction of Bill Merritt Funeral Service, Bethany, Okla.

 

 

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Cynthia Tucker

Memorial services for Cynthia "Cyndi" Tucker, 54, of Tahlequah, will be 2 p.m., Friday, April 11, 2014, at First Baptist Church, Tahlequah. Officiating will be Reverend David Jones.

Honorary pallbearers are Jimmy Woodard, Bart Frank, Randy Underwood, Dusty Fore, Ryan Crowson, and Craig Crowson.

Memorial arrangements are under the care of Green Country Funeral Home.

A life long resident of Tahlequah, Cyndi was born on Sept 25, 1959, the daughter of Presley and Shirley (Craig) Tucker in Tahlequah.

She died on April 7, 2014, in Tahlequah.

Online condolences may be made at tahlequahfuneral.com

Cyndi attended Tahlequah Schools where she graduated Tahlequah High in 1977. She then attended NEO JR College before entering Northeastern Beauty Academy, graduating in 1980.

She opened her beauty salon, Cyndi’s, over 30 years ago.

She had also opened a clothing store, The Rage, and operated it until fire closed the doors.

In 1988 she accepted the role of motherhood with a daughter, Sarah, who came into her care.

To her nieces and nephews, Cyndi was, "THE AUNT", before and after the birth of her son, Joseph, in 1996.

Cyndi was always supportive of Sarah and Joseph, becoming a friend and confidant to their friends.

She spent her last years as a true sports mom following Joseph through many sports including football, wrestling, and volunteering on booster clubs, and working concessions.

Cyndi was an active member in the PTO, Chamber of Commerce and a dedicated worker for CASA.

Cyndi loved spending time with her grandson Isaac.

Preceding her in death are her parents; several aunts and uncles; and a nephew, Sasha Nedeljkobic.

Cherishing her memory are her son, Joseph Tucker of the home; her daughter, Sarah Hicks and her husband, Jack of Tahlequah; grandson, Isaac Hicks and granddaughter, Taylor Clark; brother, Steve Woodard and wife Beth of Broken Arrow; sister Frankie Crowson and husband Glen of Wewoka, sister Teresa Tucker and partner Cyndi Brown-Tucker of Tahlequah; brother Presley Tucker also of Tahlequah; nieces and nephews, Chris Crowson and wife Misty of Wewoka, Carla Edwards and husband Jason of Choctaw, Okla., Ryan Crowson and wife Tami of Harrah, Okla., Craig Crowson and wife Ashley of Newalla, Okla., Allan Hansen of Copenhagen, Denmark, Nicole Crowson of Norman, Okla., Stevie Woodard of Broken Arrow, Tomi Woodard and Brad Walker of Broken Arrow, Aaron Tucker of Tahlequah, Thomas Tucker of Tahlequah, Lucas Rollins of Blanchard, and Tatum Rollins of Blanchard; several great nieces, nephews, her shop family who was so very dear to her; other relatives, friends, and loved ones throughout our community.

In Lieu of flowers a Scholarship fund has been established for Joseph at Banc First, Tahlequah.

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Shirley Tucker

Shirley Ann Barbre Tucker, 77 died on Jan. 31, 2014 in Tulsa, Okla.

Her funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 at Southside Baptist Church in Stillwater, Okla. Bishop Hans Hurst will be officiating. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was born in Wewoka, Okla. on April 13, 1936 to George Washington Hensley and Beula Luther Hensley.

She attended school in Wewoka.

On Aug. 15, 1956, she married Eddie Barbre in Cromwell, Okla.

After Eddie’s passing, Shirley married Billy Bob Tucker in Stillwater, Okla.

Shirley was an Administrative Assistant by profession and a member of the Southside Baptist Church.

She enjoyed crocheting, gardening and was an animal lover to a fault. She loved spending time with her family.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Eddie Barbre; son, Michael Barbre; and four brothers, George, Noble, Bill and Lin Hensley.

She is survived by her two daughters, LuAnn Bruneau of Owasso, Darla Hackett and husband John of Owasso; her three stepchildren, Ann Wilkinson of Tulsa, LaDonna Fuchs of Glencoe, Stan Tucker and his partner Michael McDermott of Fort Worth, Tex.; her grandchildren include Whitney Bruneau and Clarke Bruneau, Maddie Hackett and Johnny Hackett; eight step grandchildren; 12 step great grandchildren; one brother, Robert Hensley of Wewoka; and one sister Juanita Summers of Collinsville, Okla.

Honorary Pall Bearers will be Whitney Bruneau, Maddie Hackett, Johnny Hackett, Clarke Bruneau, Christian "Opie" Tucker and Annie Tucker.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, Ok 73123-1718 and to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.

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Martha Tyler

Martha Sue (Grant) Tyler, 67, a resident of Konawa, Okla., died at her home on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.

A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Nazarene Church of Konawa. Rev. Wesley Martin will officiate.

She was born June 8, 1947 in Konawa to Jessie (Sumpter) and Tollie Grant.

She graduated from Konawa in 1967.

She married Ronnie Tyler.

She worked at New Horizon Nursing Home in Konawa for fifteen years as the Activity Director. When Konawa received its first ambulance in 1983, she was their first EMS emergency medical technician. She retired twenty years later.

She is survived by one son, Kevin Grant of the home; two daughters, Susie Stokes of the home, and Angie Brogdon of Konawa; one sister, Barbara Jones of Sasakwa; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie and Tollie Grant; two brothers, James Grant and Tollie Newton Grant, Jr.

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Benjamin Upson

 

Benjamin Upson was born Feb. 14, 1926 in Wewoka, Okla.

He died Sunday, May 4, 2014 in Claremore.

He attended and graduated from Central High School in Tulsa in May, 1944.

Upon graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was stationed in China, Burma and India as part of the Asiatic Pacific Campaign during World War II.

He was honorably discharged in 1946 but was called back into the service in June 1949 as a drill sergeant at Fort Sill, Okla. where he trained troops for service in the Korean War.

Prior to reporting for service, he married Jeanelle Martin on July 9, 1949 in Tulsa.

After his discharge in 1952, he returned to Tulsa where he was employed as an aircraft mechanic at Spartan Aeronautics specializing in rebuilding radial aircraft engines.

When Spartan relocated, he was hired as a mechanic by Aircraft Accessories where he retired.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanelle Upson; father, Arthur Upson; mother, Hattie Manuelo; sisters, Imogene Cotton and Penny Egleston

He is survived by children, Steve Upson of Ardmore; Mark Upson of Owasso; Donna Lynch of Claremore; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Services were held on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Moore's Southlawn Chapel.

 

Cliffton Ussery

Cliffton Wayne Ussery, of Wewoka, Okla. died Friday, July 4, 2014.

He was born on March 13, 1970 in Ceres, Calif. to Edgar Lonnie Ussery and Sophronia Marie (McDaniel) Ussery.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Cleo and Mary McDaniel, Edgar and Natalie Ussery; his father, Lonnie Ussery; and brother Roman Ussery.

He is survived by his mother, Marie Ussery of Wewoka; two brothers, Lonnie Ussery of Wewoka, and Edgar Ussery of Wewoka; daughter, Laney McKenney; and sons, Tristan Houston of Holdenville, and Chandler Chavez of Holdenville.

A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at the Hudson Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, Holdenville, Okla. Edgar Ussery Jr will officiate.

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

An online guest book is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Carol Walker

Carol Sue (Jackson) Walker, 68, longtime Seminole county resident, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at her home.

She was born Sept. 14, 1945 in Tahlequah, Okla. to Willie and Ella Mae (Jackson) Lena.

She married Dean Walker on July 7, 1980 in Wewoka, Okla.

She worked for the Department of Human Services in Wewoka for many years.

She is survived by her husband, Dean, of the home; two sons, Keith Ricketts of Seminole, Okla. and Jerry "Judge" Ricketts of Oklahoma City, Okla.; three daughters, Lisa Landers of Tecumseh, Okla., Carrie "Puddie" Ricketts of Konawa, Okla. and Kimberly Richardson of Seminole, Okla.; three brothers, Saber Jackson of Tulsa, Okla., Dale Jackson of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Sonny Price of Seminole, Okla.; one sister, Elwanda Hollaway of San Antonio, Tex.; thirteen grandchildren, and thirteen great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Gene Jackson and Andrew Jackson; and one granddaughter, Mackenzie Patterson.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole, Okla. with burial following at Vamoosa Cemetery.

A wake service is scheduled from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, June 20, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole, Okla. Derrick Phillips will officiate.

Pallbearers are Scotty Rich, Kevin Rich, Brandon Ricketts, Zachery Williams, Dustin Phillips and Lane Ricketts.

Honorary pallbearers are Jarrod Ricketts, Matthew Pinson, Hunter Brazell and Preston Brazell, Jerrod Keith Ricketts II.

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

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

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Sukey Walters

Sukey Walters, 42 of Tulsa passed away on October 13, 2014.

Sukey was born on September 5, 1972 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Salomon Walters and Lizzie (Proctor) Walters.

She was baptized in the Trenton Church in Dustin, Oklahoma.

She is preceded in death by her father, Salomon Walters, twin sister Sabena Walters.

She is survived by her mother Liz Haynes and husband Harold of Holdenville, son Marlow Brown of Tulsa, sister Carolyn Tiger of Ada, grandmother Lena Proctor of Dustin, grandfather Charlie Proctor of Dustin, as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Wake service is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 17, 2014 at the Faith Baptist Church of Dustin.

Funeral service is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 at the Assembly of God Church in Dustin.

Pastor O’Dell Hardeman will officiate and be assisted by Mitchell Taylor.

Pallbearers will be Alex Proctor, Josiah Proctor, Kyle Holden, Bruce Proctor, Charles Proctor Jr., Eric McKee.

Interment will follow at the Pigeon Family Cemetery in Dustin.

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

Online condolences to the family can be made at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.

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Karen Warner

Karen Lee (Cross) Warner, 37, resident of Oklahoma City and a former resident of Maud, Okla., died Saturday, May 24, 2014 at St. Anthony Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Konawa, Okla. Rev. Mitch Williams will officiate.

A register book is available for signing at the funeral home.

She was born Feb. 19, 1977 in Caldwell, Kans. to Terry F. (Willhite) Cross and Jerry Cross.

She was Valedictorian for Maud High School in 1984.

She received an Associate’s degree from Southwestern College at Weatherford, Okla.

She received her private pilot license, and was a department manager for Dillard’s Department Store in Shawnee, Okla.

She is survived by her mother, Terry F. Drainer of Konawa, Okla; father, Jerry Cross of Tecumseh, Okla.; one son, Benjamin Lee Cross of Moore Okla.; one daughter, Trinity Lee Cross of Oklahoma City; and one sister, Deborah Needham of Mansfield, Tex.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents.

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Dorothy Washington

 

Dorothy Parker Washington passed away on Dec. 10, 2014.

She was born on Oct. 5th, 1929.

Funeral service is scheduled for 11:00 a.m., on Wed., Dec. 17, 2014, at the New Life Church in Wewoka, Okla.

Service are under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home in Wewoka, Okla.

An online Guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralHome.com

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Jean Watson

Nora Jean (Spicer) Watson departed this life on Aug. 3, 2014 at the age of 68.

She was born Dec. 31, 1945 at St. Louis, Okla. to George Garland Spicer and Ester Jewel (Ogle) Spicer.

She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Ed and Marcia Watson, Jay and Amie Watson, Donald Watson and Jennifer; seven grandchildren, Ty, Shaylea, Montana, Gavin, Barrett, Autumn, and Aydan Watson; brothers, Jerone Spicer, Veldon and Sharon Spicer; and sisters, Delores and Tony Kowalski, Alice Martindale, Linda and Leon Steffen, and Patsy and Gary Strayhorn.

Preceding her in death are her parents; sister, Claudetta Cobb; three half-brothers, George, Garland and Jim Spicer; two half-sisters, Evelyn Butler and Pauline Ryan.

A memorial service will be held Aug. 16, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery at St. Louis, Okla.

Alice Watters

Alice May Watters of Sasakwa, Okla. passed away Thursday, May 1st, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Okla. at the age of 74 years.

Alice was born Feb. 14th, 1940 in Ada, Okla. to Arville Chester and Esther Owens Rodden.

Alice attended Vamoosa Schools.

Alice married V.L. Watters Jan. 11, 1958 in Ada, and later worked as a seamstress before becoming a Beautician for over 35 years.

She was a long time member of the Sasakwa Church of Christ.

Alice was a Master Crafter, and loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Alice is preceded in death by her father, Arville Chester Rodden; her mother, Esther Owens Rodden Williams; sister, Jean Jackman; and great grandchild, Scotland Bible.

Survivors include her husband, V.L. Watters of the home; son, Jeff and wife Sophia Watters of Sasakwa; daughters, Shelly and husband Gary Bible of Sasakwa, and Jeri House of Sasakwa; grandchildren, Heather Clifford and husband Justin, Holly Goodson and husband John, Byron Bible and wife Racheal, Tiffany Davis and Jessie, Charity Childs and husband Justin, Hali Calvert and husband, and Paige Lyon and husband Alex; great grandchildren, Presley Kirkwood, Ivy Bible, Felicity Davis, Faith Davis, Emma Roberson, Madalen Clifford, Remington Clifford, Rush Black, Rylan Black, Roper Goodson, Rance Goodson, Lane Childs, Tuff Childs, A.J. Dooley, Kash Calvert, and Bryor Bible; sisters, Madge Anders, and Deborah Hayes.

Funeral Service will be 2 p.m. Monday May 5, 2014 at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Virgil Romine officiating and burial to follow at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Byron Bible, Rush Black, Justin Clifford, John Goodson, Floyd Brown, Jessie Roberson, Alex Lyon and Justin Childs.

Honorary pallbearers are Rylan Black, Roper Goodson, Rance Goodson, Lane Childs, Tuff Childs, A.J. Dooley, Kash Calvert, and Bryor Bible.

An online guestbook is available at PhillipsFuneralService.com

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Mary Watts

Mary Ellen (Gallagher) Watts went to be with the Lord on April 28, 2014. 

She was born on Sept. 2, 1928 to Daniel and Nannie (Robinson) Gallagher in Konawa, Okla. 

She graduated from Konawa High School and later attended Wright Business School majoring in Bookkeeping. 

Mary worked in the Stockyards as a head teller for many years.  Later she worked at the Gold Dome in Oklahoma City and at the Oklahoma State Bank in Konawa. 

She worked for Watts Funeral Home in Konawa and was co-owner with Vic Watts of Yarbrough Egg Sales in Oklahoma City. 

She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 1311 in Wewoka and the Garden Club. 

She enjoyed teaching Sunday School to the Senior Adult Ladies and the youth girls for several years at First Baptist Church of Wewoka.  She also assisted teaching at Vacation Bible School and sang in the choir at church. 

Mary also attended First Baptist Church in Konawa, Wetumka, Kelham Ave in Oklahoma City. 

She loved to paint and took lessons from Gene Stewart. 

She also enjoyed going fishing in her free time.

Preceding Mary in death are her parents and her husband Victor Watts (2003).

She is survived by her daughters, Vickie Watts Barkhimer of Oklahoma City and Patricia Diane Burleson of Oklahoma City; grandchild, Gregory Victor Duggan; great-grandchildren, Tristan Duggan and Sierra Abbey Duggan all of Oklahoma City; step-grandchildren, Angie Turner, Keith Barkhimer, Gina Deighton, and Terri Whitten; 15 step-great-grandchildren; and 3 step great- great- grandchildren.

Funeral service is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Friday, May 2, 2014 at the Harvey Road Baptist Church in Seminole. Russell Vicars will officiate. Interment will follow at the Konawa Cemetery in Konawa. 

Pallbearers will be Jim Watts, Wayne Watts, Roma Sneed, Ricky Turner, Greg Duggan, and Mike Black. 

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

Online condolences to the family can be made at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made  to the American Diabetes Association.

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Yvonna Webster

Yvonna Oneta Webster, 79, longtime Seminole resident died Monday, July 14, 2014 in Seminole.

She born Oct. 23, 1934 in Oklahoma City, Okla. to Faye (Pyle) and Eugene Victor Miller.

She moved here 46 years ago from Derby Acres, Calif. and opened Neta’s Beauty Shop she owned and operated until she retired in 1997.

She married Wesley Eugene Webster on Nov. 20, 1949 in El Reno, Okla.

She is survived by her two sons, Otis Webster of North Carolina and Charles Webster of Seminole, Okla.; one sister Cathy Barnett of Taft, Calif. and five grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three brothers; and one sister, whom was her identical twin.

Funeral services are planned for 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 18, 2014 at the First Baptist Church of Bowlegs, Okla. with Pat Coffey, officiating at the service. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Casket bearers will be Chuck Webster, Mike Webster, Robert Browder, Monte Barnhill, John Choate and Steve Hancock.

Honorary bearers will be L.K. Wright, Art Coffey, Tom Barnett, Wade Steele, Dennis Hardin and Rick Leahy.

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

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Richard Wells

 

Richard (Dick) Lee Wells former Wewoka resident passed away from this life Nov. 5, 2014 in Amarillo, Tex.

Funeral services are pending with Williamson-Spradlin Funeral Home in Wetumka, Okla.

 

 

 

 

Marcella Wemhoff

Marcella M. (Kobza) Wemhoff passed to her Lord on November 11, 2014 in Papillion.

Visitation was Sunday, Nov. 16th, after 3:00 p.m. with Vigil Service at 5:00 p.m. at Bethany Funeral Home (8201 Harrison St., La Vista).

Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Nov. 17th, 10:00 a.m. St. Columbkille Catholic Church (Papillion). Interment Calvary Cemetery (Omaha).

Memorial donations may be made to St. Columbkille Parish or Mount Michael Benedictine School.

Marc was born January 23, 1930 in Bruno to James Vaclav and Frances (Milostni) Kobza.

She had two sisters, Mary (Herman) Stanislav and Blanche (Theodore) Sabata and one brother, Jerry Kobza.

Her parents and siblings preceded her in death.

She married Gerard P. Wemhoff on June 10, 1964 and they recently celebrated fifty wonderful years of marriage.

Marc and Gerard had two boys, Mark (Donella) of Seminole, Okla. and Doug (Dee) of Kansas City, Mo.

Marc was proud of her Czechoslovakian heritage and she was known for her cooking.

All friends and family who entered her kitchen were reminded, "Kiss the Cook, She’s Czech."

She graduated from District 46 Country School, David City Public High School and Mercy Hospital School of Nursing, B.A. Nursing. She worked at the VA Medical Center in Omaha as a surgical room nurse for 33 years, retiring in 1996.

She loved her grandchildren (Nicole, Emily, Jon and Colton) and enjoyed traveling to and cheering at their sporting events, and cooking for them, especially baking their favorite pie.

She is survived by her husband, children, grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Arrangements are under the care of Bethany Funeral Home.

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Gerald W. Wheeler

Gerald W. Wheeler was born Albert Wheeler and Elizabeth Cree on August 10, 1936 in St. Regis Hospital on the Mohawk Reservation in New York.

He passed away on Monday, February 10th 2014, at Southwest Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Wheeler was an Air Force Veteran who was Honorably Discharged.

Wheeler is survived by ex-wife Armetta Tiger, daughters Sharon Wheeler, Patricia Cheney, and Rhonda Wheeler, and sons Jerry Wheeler and Paul Wheeler. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

Wheeler is preceded in death by his parents, as well as one sister Shirley Lazore and one brother, Richard Wheeler.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 15th at 2:00 p.m. at Hitchite Presbyterian Church near Strothers.

 

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James Wheeler

James Ike Wheeler, 84, longtime Seminole/Earlsboro resident, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 at his home.

James was born Jan. 16, 1930 in Cyril, Okla. to Ruby (Burcon) and Alexander Wheeler.

James came to the Seminole area 30 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

James worked for Beard Oil Company as a superintendent for over 30 years.

He is survived by his son, Albert Keith Wheeler of Earlsboro, Okla. and daughter Patty L. Joyce of Largo, Fla., one brother Wilburn Wheeler of Anadarko, Okla., four sisters; Lois Loston of Moore, Okla., Dorothy Benton of Lawton, Okla., Vivian Garner and Laverne Riddle both of Shawnee, Okla.; five grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with, military honors.

Burial will follow at the Cement City Cemetery, Cement, Okla. at 2:30 p.m.

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

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Buford White

Buford White was born on Feb. 10, 1927 in Seminole, Okla. to William Sam and Irene (Brown) White.

He died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 in a Temple, Tex. hospital.

He attended Seminole schools and graduated from Seminole High School in 1944 as a Valedictorian of his class.

He graduated from Seminole Junior College in 1946 and then attended the University of Oklahoma from 1947-1948. 

In 1946 he enlisted in the U.S. Maritime Service and attained the rank of Ensign.

He served in the Naval Reserve the following 17 years.

He started his career in the building material business when he was 10 years old with his Dad, becoming Assistant Manager at Home Lumber Company in Seminole, Okla. in 1949.

In 1949 he became the Manager of Chestnut Lumber Company in Holdenville, Okla.

In 1951, he advanced to Manager of the larger Bison Lumber Co. in Shawnee.

In 1964 he decided to open his own lumber company in Shawnee, losing the entire business to fire in 1971, then rebuilding and relocating to the present Buford White Lumber Co. location.

He married Myra Watson and later to Linda Tyler.

He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, The Oklahoma Lumberman’s Assoc., Shawnee Chamber of Commerce, Lion’s Club, Shawnee Golf and Country Club, Shawnee Toastmasters, Shawnee Masonic Lodge (32nd degree-McAlester Consistory), India Shrine Temple.

He is survived by wife, Linda White of the home; daughters, Marci White and Jennifer Busch of Edmond, Michelle and husband, Jimmy Nickles and grandson, Austin of Shawnee; grandsons, Sean and Cody Bridges of Grove, Okla., Eric Bridges of Miami, Okla.; great grandson,  Brayden Bridges of Miami, Okla.; mother-in-law, Dorothy Tyler of Shawnee; brother-in-law, Paul Tyler and wife Carol Ann of Hot Springs, Ark.; nieces, Linda and husband Joe Wade of Ft. Worth, Tex., Karen and husband Dr. Michael Brownlee of New York City, N.Y. and many other nieces, nephews and family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Cynthia Bridges; a son, Marc White; and three brothers, Herbert "Sam" White, Arthur and Leon White.   

Services will be held in Raley Chapel, on the campus of Oklahoma Baptist University, in Shawnee on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 at 2 p.m. with Kris Steele and Rev. Ben Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation with family will be Thursday evening at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Walker Funeral Service.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to the following: Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, 825 N.W. 13th St. Oklahoma City Okla.73104; Wesley United Methodist Church, 302 East Independence, Shawnee Oklahoma 74804; Salvation Army 200 East 9th Shawnee, Oklahoma 74801; and the Oklahoma Lumberman’s Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 950037, Oklahoma City Oklahoma 73195.        

Walker Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements and will announce more information.

Condolences may be left on their website at: www.walkerfuneral.com

 

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Michael White

Michael Hines "Mike" White, long time Seminole resident passed away, Saturday May 17, 2014 at his home. H was 60 years old.

Mike was born on Sept. 29, 1954 in Seminole, Okla. to parents, Paul E. White and Sally Ann (Hines) White.

Mike attended Seminole High School where he was in the high school band and was the drummer in the Pep Band.

After graduating from Seminole High School in 1972, he attended Seminole State College, Oklahoma State University and Oklahoma University.

Mike was a computer programmer in Texas before he moved back to Seminole, some 15 years ago.

He was currently the plant manager of the family business, C&J Trucks in Seminole.

Mike is survived by his father, Paul White and step mother Pat White of Seminole, Okla.; four sons, Jeff Alan White, Sean Gregory White, Brandon Chase White and Michael Christopher White all of Texas; one brother, Mark White and his wife Lori of Shawnee, Okla.; one sister, Paula Daniel and her husband Jim of Cromwell, Okla.; six grandchildren, Riley, Sydney, Reagan Muehleisen and Halea Dawn White, Andrew Gregory White and Brooklyn Warren White.

Mike was preceded in death by his mother, Sally White.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens of Seminole with Amy Bussie officiating.

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

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Katrina Whitfield

Katrina Larraine Factor Whitfield, 48, resident of Shawnee, Okla. died Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 at a Shawnee hospital.

Services will be held Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Immanuel Temple of Praise in Shawnee.

Burial will follow at the Factor Family cemetery in Wewoka, Okla.

Services are under the direction of Walker Funeral Service.

 

Levi Whitson

Levi Whitson, 89, Bay Point, Calif. resident died Monday, March 24, 2014 at his home in California.

He was born July 25, 1924 in Seminole, Okla. to Loyd F. Whitson and Leavonia (Alexander) Whitson.

After attending school at Bowlegs and working on a farm in Iowa, Whitson went on to join the United States Navy.

He was stationed somewhere in the Pacific on the Battleship USS Tennessee.

He was honorably discharged on Oct. 3, 1945 as Seaman First Class, USNR.

Following his service, he went on to work for a civilian oil company as an underwater welder until his retirement.

He is survived by five sisters, Leona Burns of Borger, Tex., Lennie Knight of Salem, Ore., Laura Jackson of Leesville, La., Lillian Stafford of Bowlegs, Okla., and Loloa Green of Seminole; one son, Rex Lee Whitson of Houston, Tex.

He is preceded in death by his parents and by one brother, Leon Whitson.

Graveside services were held Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Thrace Cemetery in Bowlegs, Okla. Rev. Roy Robertson officiated the service.

Services were 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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Lois Whittaker

Lois Faye Whittaker, 68, Shawnee, Oklahoma resident, died Thursday, March 6, 2014 at St. Anthony’s Shawnee Hospital in Shawnee, Okla.

She was born March 8, 1946 in Tecumseh, Okla. to Archild and Mable Lee (Whittaker) Webber.

Lois moved to Shawnee from Boley, Okla. in March of 1994.

She was an active member of the Galilee Temple of Praise and Deliverance in Seminole.

Lois was a homemaker.

Lois never knew her family, but was loved by the Depp family, the Shaw family and the Crawford families, who cared for her greatly.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at the Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, east of Seminole.

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

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Charles Wilker

Charles Francis Wilker, former Seminole resident passed away, Monday, June 16, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Okla. at the age of 65.

Charles was born July 7, 1949, in Seminole, Okla. to parents Robert Alvin and Sally Mae (Lively) Wilker.

He graduated from Ada High School in 1967 and received a Bachelors’ Degree from East Central University of Ada, Okla.

He also served in the United States Navy.

Charles was an oil field pumper and worked for the city of Enid in Waste Water Management.

Charles was known as a man’s man who loved to ride motor cycles, drive nice cars and raise Irish Setters, Doberman Pinschers, and Rottweilers.

He was a family man who took great care of his mother and other family members.

Charles is survived by nieces; Robin Martinez of Krum, Tex., Karen Jones of Seminole, Okla., nephews; Rob Hawkins of Garland, Tex., Gerald Hubbard of Chicago and several cousins and other relatives.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Sally Wilker, and two sisters; Bobbi Hubbard and Patsy Hawkins.

Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, June 23, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel. Military honors presented by the United States Navy.

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

Gary Willbanks

Gary Lawrence (Memory Maker) Willbanks, 67, of Aquilla, Tex., passed away on Jan. 8, 2014 in McGregor, Tex.

Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at Marshall and Marshall Funeral Directors Chapel in Whitney with Rev. Ken Steffen and Rev. Jeff Stinson, officiating Interment followed at Old Lebanon Cemetery, near Aquilla, with the West VFW Post # 4819 Honor Guard, providing military honors.

Gary was born in Denv