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SEQUOYAH COUNTY NOVEMBER 1982
November 7, 1982
Graveside services for Leonard Eugene BELL of Gore were held Friday, Nov. 5, at 2 p.m. in the Round Mountain Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Crow officiating. Burial was under the direction of the Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw. Mr. BELL was born to Ras BELL and Dora McCOY BELL on March 20, 1925, in Van Buren, Ark. He died at Muskogee on Wednesday, Nov. 3, at the age of 57. He and his wife, the former Merle JOHNSTON, were married Jan. 7, 1948, in Billings, Mont. She survives. Other survivors include one daughter, Dora; two sisters, Etta and Pauline; one brother, John; and two grandchildren.
November 11, 1982
Services for Gracie Lee BROWN of Tulsa were held Saturday, Nov. 6, at 2 p.m. in the Vian Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Calvin Carlile officiating. Burial was in the Dwight Mission Cemetery under direction of the Wheeler Funeral Home in Sallisaw. Mrs. BROWN was born to Albert SCOTT and Hannah RIGGS SCOTT on Dec. 15, 1901, in Tahlequah. She died in Tulsa on Thursday, Nov. 4, at the age of 80. She was preceded in death by her husband Frank, on Nov. 25, 1965. Survivors include four daughters, Thelma, Martha and Allie Mae and Alta Mae; four sons, Huie, Delmer, A.J. and Edgar; 29 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Services for Leonard Lee DREW of Muldrow were held Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 11 a.m. in the Vian School Auditorium with the Rev. E.L. Lasiter officiating. Burial was int he National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Ark., under the direction of the Wheeler Funeral Home in Sallisaw. Mr. DREW was born to Mr. and Mrs. Charlie DREW on Jan. 25, 1920, in Vian. He died Wednesday, Nov. 3, at the Oklahoma City Veterans Hospital at the age of 62. Survivors include the wife, Virginia, of the home; seven daughters, Lena, Ethel, Regina, Sally, Frances, Brenda and Gwenatt; five sons, Leonard, Wilbert, Roger, Arthur and Kenneth; three step-daughters, Valorie, Riel and Virginia; five step-sons, John L., Abdul Kabir Adbul, Vincent B, Joseph, and Victor; three sisters, Ethel, Georgia, and Mary; two brothers, Herbert and Thomas; 18 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and seven step-grandchildren.
Services for Mr. Argel Ermon GIPSON of Muldrow were held Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. in the Muldrow Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Ray Hood officiating. Interment was in the Blackjack Cemetery, northwest of Muldrow, under the direction of the Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw. Mr. GIPSON was born to John Ermon GIPSON and Clara Mageline PATTERSON GIPSON on Sept. 23, 1937, in Muldrow. He died in Fort Smith, Ark., on Monday, Nov. 8, at the age of 45. Employed at Riverside Furniture in Fort Smith. He and his wife, the former Polly Ann WAGERS, were married April 2, 1960, in Muldrow. She survives. Other survivors include one daughter, Kimberly Debitha ; one son, Michael Angelo; the father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. Jabo GIPSON; two sisters, Minta Mageline and Mrs. Charles; and five brothers, George, A. L., Tommy Frank, Johnny Mack, and Dwight.
Services for Charles Loyd HOLMAN of Sallisaw were held Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 11 a.m. in the Wheeler Chapel with the Rev. Monroe Reid officiating. Burial followed in the National Cemetery in Fort Gibson under the direction of the Wheeler Funeral Home in Sallisaw. Mr. HOLMAN was born to Henry HOLMAN and Lucy BENNETT HOLMAN on Feb. 25, 1936, in Claremore. He died at Sequoyah Memorial Hospital on Sunday, Nov. 7, at the age of 46. Survivors include the wife, Joann; two sons, Jimmy and Kenneth; the mother, Lucy HOLMAN; four sisters, Lorene, Corene, Betty, and Beulah; and three brothers, Fred; Tom and Bob.
Services for Mrs. Ruby Velma SECONDI of Sallisaw were held Wednesday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. in the Agent Chapel with the Rev. Magellan O'Neal officiating. Burial followed in the Upper Camp Creek Cemetery, northeast of Muldrow, under the direction of the Agent Funeral Home. Mrs. SECONDI was born to John Calvin RIDDLE and Alpha Omega TOON RIDDLE on April 26, 1905, near Muldrow, Sequoyah District, Indian Territory. She died in Fort Smith, Ark., on Sunday, Nov. 7, at the age of 77. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom. Survivors include two daughter, Dorothy and Imogene; one brother, Leon; one half-sister, Gladys; four half-brothers, John, Newt, Owen and Clarence; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
November 14, 1982
Graveside services for James Hubert MONTGOMERY, 74, of Springville, Calif. Formerly of Sequoyah County, were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 9, in Vandalia Cemetery, Porterville, Calif. Mr. MONTGOMERY died Saturday, Nov. 6, in a Porterville hospital following a long illness. Born Feb. 28, 1908, in Sequoyah County, Mr. MONTGOMERY moved to Van Nuys, Calif., in 1935. He worked for the Southern California Gas Company for 28 years and moved to Springville in 1963 following his retirement. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church. Survivors include his wife, Maud; two sons, Carl, and John; one daughter, Norma; four sisters, Flossie, Marie, Opal, and Wilma; two brothers, George and Lawrence; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. The Rev. Kenneth Yates of the Yucca Valley, Calif., Assembly of God Church officiated at the services which were under the direction of Myers Chapel.
Services for Olen Lloyd SIZEMORE of Fort Worth, Texas, formerly of Sallisaw, were held Friday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m. in the Agent Chapel in Sallisaw with the Rev. Billy Ray Jackson officiating. Burial followed in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa under the direction of the Agent Funeral Home. Mr. SIZEMORE was born to Edgar Alvis "Doc" SIZEMORE and Carrie Mae HUMPHREY SIZEMORE on Nov. 29, 1913, in Sallisaw. He died in Fort Worth on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at the age of 68. Survivors include one daughter, Carrol; the mother Carrie Mae SIZEMORE; five sisters, Maudine, Eva, Okla, Geneva and Seba; three brothers, Youl, Owen and Ather; and two grandchildren.
Services for George Milton RYKER of Clarksville, Ark., formerly of Sallisaw, were held Friday, Nov. 26, at 2 p.m. in the Agent Chapel in Sallisaw with the Rev. Billy Ray Jackson officiating. Interment followed in the Sallisaw City Cemetery under the direction of the Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. RYKER was born to Thomas Jared RYKER and Almeda May SHOEMAKER RYKER on June 11, 1897, at Ryker, Ark. He died in a Clarksville hospital on Monday, Nov. 22, at the age of 85 years, five months and 11 days. Survivors include two sons, Harold and Eugene, one daughter, Millie, nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Thomas RYKER of La Mirada, Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews including Mildred and Cliffie, and Doyne.
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