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DOROTHY JO ROSS
DOROTHY JO ROSS, 79, died Dec. 10, 2004. She was born July 27, 1925.
She was a retired store clerk.
Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 30 at the First Baptist Church in Seligman, Mo.
Arrangements by Alderwoods-Heath Funeral Home and Cremation Center.
SABRINA RENEE PEREZ
SABRINA RENEE PEREZ, 45, was born Jan. 24, 1959 in Oakland and died Dec. 10, 2004. She was 45. She loved to do crafts fand cook.
Memorial services were Tuesday, Dec. 14, at the Heath Memory Chapel. Services entrusted to Alderwoods-Heath Funeral Home & Cremation Center.
DALE WAYNE LIGGANS
DALE WAYNE LIGGANS, 63, was born Oct. 17, 1941 in Pryor and died Dec. 8, 2004 in Tulsa.
Graveside services were Friday, Dec. 10 at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens in Broken Arrow. Arrangements were by Mark Griffith Memorial Funeral Home, Westwood Chapel.
DOLLY EMILY HINES
DOLLY EMILY HINES, 81, died Dec. 12, 2004 and was born Nov. 22, 1923, both in Tulsa.
Services were Dec. 15, 2004 at Mark Griffith Memorial Funeral Home, Westwood Chapel. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa.
JON D. JAMES
JON D. JAMES, 64, was born May 9, 1940 and died Dec. 7, 2004. Arrangements are pending with Alderwoods-Heath Funeral Home and Cremation Center.
Bill Watt was born May 12, 1927 in Okemah. He died Dec. 7, 2004 in Jenks. He was 77.
Heis survived by his wife of 57 years, Ione of the home; daughters, Beverly Snyder and husband, Don, Sand Springs; and Joni Watts and mate, Charels Duckworth, Tulsa.
His sister is Neval Clark, of Payson, Ariz. And brothers are Gerald Watts of Stigler and Doc Watts of Celina, Tenn.
The grandson is Bryan Snyder and wife, Wendi of Sand Springs and granddaughter, Jamie Snyder of the home.
Great-grandsons are Nathan, Zackary and Gabe Snyder, all of Sand Springs.
Other survivors are his almost son-in-law of 29 years, Ron Reynolds and dear friends of 60 years, Julius and Dale Rich.
He was preceded in deather by his daughter, Patsy Wingo, his parents, McKinley and Winnie Wtts, six brothers and two sisters.
He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. He was retired from C-E Invalco where he was an electrician.
Services were Saturday, Dec. 12, at Mark Griffith Memorial Funeral Home, Westwood chapel in Tulsa. Graveside service were Saturday at Wetumka City Cemetery in Wetumka.
Arrangements were under the direction of Mark Griffith Memorial Funeral Home, Westwood Chapel in Tulsa.
MANDI MICHELLE GARLAND
MANDI MICHELLE GARLAND, 20, a 2002 Berryhill High School graduate, died Dec. 12, 2004 in Rochester, Minn.
She was involved in sprint car racing.
The funeral was at 10 a.m. Dec. 16 at Mark Griffith Memorial Funeral Home, Westwood Chapel in Tulsa. Burial was to be at Woodland Memorial Park in Sand Springs.
Her mother is Tina Smith, and her husband, Danny of Sapulpa and father is Shawn Garland and wife, Peggy of Ankeny, Iowa.
She had four brothers, Dustin Garland, Sand Springs; Cory Garland of Ankeny; Kyle Clark of Sapulpa and Billy Stiles of Sapulpa.
Her sisters are Erin Clark of Sapulpa and Cassi Garland of Ankeny. Her fiance' is Justin Lucito, Tulsa.
Willie E. Damet
Willie Etta (Sparks) Damet, died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004 at her daughter's home in Wagoner, Okla. A graveside funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004 in Elmwood Cemetery in Wagoner, with the Rev. Willie Rice officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Johnny Lee Rice, Martin Damet, John Damet, Marrill Damet, Dale Damet, Jeff Powell and Dale Michaelson.
Services for Maxine "Granny" Walker, 83, of Porter, were 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004 at the Shipman Chapel. Interment followed at the Greenwood Cemetery in Porter, under the direction of Shipman Funeral Home. If you would like to share a memory of "Granny" please visit www.shipmanfuneralhomes.com and click on the Ultimate Tribute icon. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorials to the hospice group Sojourn Care of Tulsa, 9910 E. 42nd St., S. Suite 101, Tulsa, OK 74146, in the name of Maxine Walker.
Virginia L. Carter
Services for Virginia Lee Carter, 61, of Tulsa were held 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004 at Three Rivers Cemetery in Okay. If you would like to share a memory of Virginia, please visit www.shipmanfuneralhomes.com and click on the Ultimate Tribute icon.
Services for Dorothy Jean (Knupp) Mourot, 79, of the Porter area, were at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 8, 2004 at the First Baptist Church in Porter, with the Rev. Dale Clayton officiating
Services for Beulah Frances Grove, 93, of Skiatook, who died Saturday, March 5, 2005, were Tuesday, March 8, at the First Baptist Church.
Interment was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Nowata on March 8.
Arrangements were done by Peters-Stumpff Funeral Home.
She was born on Jan. 24, 1912, in Stilwell, Kan., to Albert James and Minnie Frances Rippetoe Cole. She lived in Nowata from 1951-1976, then moved to Tulsa and lived there until 1989 when she moved to Skiatook.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Skiatook, the VFW Auxiliary in Nowata and the WWI Auxiliary in Tulsa.
Survivors include a daughter, Vivian Walls of Skiatook; stepdaughter, Jessie Corpening of Topeka; 27 grandchildren, several great- and great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three husbands: Ted Jordan, William F. Claypole and Kenneth Grove, a daughter, Marlene McCain; three stepsons, 13 brothers and sisters.
Services for Dennis Wayne Madding, 53, of Sperry, who died Sunday, March 6, 2005, were Saturday, March 12, 2005, at Johnson Funeral Home in Sperry.
Interment at Fort Gibson Cemetery at Fort Gibson and services were under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home in Sperry.
He was born on Oct. 16, 1951, in Oklahoma City to Bill Madding and Martha Jones Hawthorne.
He worked as a machinist. He was a member of the Ranch Creek Ward LDS Church. He was also a Vietnam veteran with the 101st Airborne.
Survivors include his wife Donna Lee Madding of the home, children: Coral Robinson of Sacramento, Coralita Rae Madding of Sperry, Joshua Wayne Madding of Sperry and Matthew Wayne Madding of Sperry, grandchildren: Alyssa, Kelsey and Isaiah and a mother, Martha Hawthorne of Waterbury, Conn. Helen McNally
Services for Helen Rose DeShazer Maloy McNally, 91, of Collinsville, who died Feb. 17, 2005, were Feb. 19 at Osage Gardens Cemetery in Skiatook.
Interment at Osage Gardens Cemetery and services were under the direction of the Fitzgerald Funeral Home.
She was born April 3, 1914, in the Skiatook area to Willis B. and Sarah A. Bradshaw DeShazer.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Skiatook, past president of the American Legion Auxiliary and Kihekah Steh Pow Wow Club.
Survivors include her husband of 41 years Ralph E. McNally of the home; one granddaughter, Ronda and husband J.L. Holt of Skiatook.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a husband, Don I. Maloy; and a son and daughter-in-law.
Services for Everett Miles Sweeney, 64, of Skiatook, who died Sunday, March 6, 2005, were Thursday, March 10, in the Osage Oaks Church of God in Sperry.
Interment at Ridgelawn Cemetery in Collinsville and services were under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home in Sperry.
He was born on May 14, 1940, in Decatur, Ill., to Victor Julian and Elizabeth Mae Walker Sweeney.
He graduated from Collinsville in 1958.
He received his doctorate of metaphysics from the University of Indiana.
He sold life insurance throughout his whole life. He owned multiple businesses throughout his career. He served in the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.
He had an active career in law enforcement in Oklahoma. He was an active member of the American Legion. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.
Survivors include sons: Victor Miles Sweeney of Miami, Okla., Destry Sweeney and wife Tasha of Broken Arrow and Kylee Sweeney of Hominy, daughters: Mary Neal and husband Roy of Miami, Okla.; Kim Timmerman and husband Chris of Claremore and Heather Sweeney of Hominy; a special friend, Mary Campbell of the home; grandchildren: Amber and husband Daniel Greenlee of Corpus Christi, Texas; Brad Neal of Miami, Okla., Jake Baker of Claremore, Delayna Baker of Claremore, Justin Sweeney of Esko, Minn., Trent Sweeney of Broken Arrow, Grady Timmerman of Edmond and Riley Sweeney of Miami, Okla.; great-granddaughter, Kylie Greenlee of Corpus Christi, Texas; mother, Elizabeth Sweeney of Collinsville; sister, Vicki Jolly and husband Jack of Oologah; brother, Joe Sweeney and wife Cheryl of Ponce Delon, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his father and brother.
Tommie Fine Hagan
Tommie Fine Hagan, 89, was born June 4, 1915 in Booth, Ark. She died Oct. 13, 2004 in Bixby. She was a lifetime member of the Tulsa community, a member of the South Tulsa Baptist Church. She was a retired police officer and a member of the Fraternal Order of Police.
The funeral service was Oct. 18, 2004 at the Heath Memory Chapel with the Rev. Paul Greene officiating. Arrangements were by Alderwoods-Heath Funeral Home and Cremation Center.
Gladys Fuller was born April 19, 1908 in Rockford, Ill. She died Oct. 14, 2004 in Tulsa at the age of 96.
She was retired from American Airlines and was affiliated with the Carbondale Church of Christ and had been a member of the Tulsa community since 1977.
Graveside services were Oct. 16 at Rose Hill cemetery with the Rev. Buddy Bolin officiating.
Arrangements were by Alderwoods-Heath Funeral Home and Cremation Center.
Dale Reed O'Connell
Dale Reed O'Connell, 81, died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004. He was born Aug. 7, 1923 in Home, Kansas. He married Frances Lorraine Richards on Feb. 28, 1941 in Missouri.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in France and Germany. He worked at Swift and Armour Meat Packing. He was the supervisor of the Kelly Ranch from 1975 unti 1991. He was a member of Towne & Country Christian Church in Coweta, and a member of the Masonic Lodge in St. Joseph. Dale was a founding member of the Pony Express Beagle Club in St. Joseph and a member of the Oil Capital Beagle Club in Tulsa. He had lived here since 1974.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 in the Lion's Club Hall in Altamont, Mo.
Arrangements were made by Alderwoods-Heath Funeral Home and Cremation Center.
Services for Georgie Eva Fuqua, 87, of Skiatook, who died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004, were Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Osage Gardens Cemetery.
Interment and services were under the direction of the Sien-Shelton Funeral Home.
She was born Oct. 7, 1917, in Hutchinson, Kan., to Ora Lee and Mary Agnes Sumner Murphy. She received her education in Hutchinson, Kan., graduating in 1935. She married Roland Fuqua on Aug. 1, 1935, in Wichita. They made their home in Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska and Oklahoma. They moved to Skiatook in 1977 where they made their home.
She was a bookkeeper for several years. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors include several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her mother, father, husband and a sister.
Services for Flora Elizabeth Gipson, 98, who died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004, were Friday, Dec. 3, 2004, at the Avant United Methodist Church.
Private family interment at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Tulsa and services were under the direction of the Sien-Shelton Funeral Home.
She was born on March 7, 1906, in Coweta Indian Territory to Weep and Minnie Simms Carter. She married Edgar Andrew Gipson on Dec. 11, 1926, in Tulsa. She was a member of the Avant United Methodist Church for 51 years. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Survivors include a son, Tom Gipson and wife Carol; a daughter, Pat Gentry and husband Glen; a brother, Jack Carter and wife Thelma, nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, a son, a grandson and eight siblings.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Avant United Methodist Church building fund in Avant.
Services for Victoria Marcille, 47, of Tulsa, who died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004, were Monday, Dec. 6, at the Sien-Shelton Funeral Home Chapel.
Memorial services and cremation were under the direction of the Osage County Cremation Service.
She was born July 3, 1957, in Tulsa to Jerry Fitzgerald and Virginia Lee Adkisson Barnett.
She received her education at Byrd Elementary and graduated in 1975 from Memorial High School. She had worked for many years at Cities Service Oil Company in Tulsa as a systems analyst.
After early retirement she spent some time as chef and cook at fishing villages in Alaska. She also worked at some well known restaurants in Las Vegas.
After leaving Las Vegas and visiting Tulsa for a summer she took a new challenge and relocated to Key West, Fla., where she worked in many famous restaurants and clubs there. She spent the last seven years there before returning to Tulsa this fall to attend to her sick brother Ralph, as well as her own ailments. Ralph preceded her in death on Nov. 27, 2004.
Survivors include a host of family and friends.
She was also preceded in death by her mother and father.
Services for Kathryn B. Miller, 87, of Turley, who died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004, were Friday, Dec. 10, in the Turley United Methodist Church.
Interment at Rest Haven Cemetery in Sperry and services were under the direction of the Johnson Funeral Home in Sperry.
She was born on May 22, 1917 in Freesoil, Mich., to Charlie and Effie May Avery Burden.
When she was four months old she and her family moved to Lima, Ohio.
At the age of two and half, Miller and her family traveled back to Oklahoma and moved to Barnsdall for a short time.
They then moved to Turley where her father got a job working on a lease near Bird Creek Falls for the F.A. Gillespie Company.
She went to school to Turley. During the summer of 1933, she was made a member of the Kappa Gamma Society and went with the girls on many outings. Miller also went with the Epworth League to Spavinaw and Arkansas.
On May 1, 1934, she married John Wesley Miller. In 1935 she graduated high school and was named valedictorian.
She held many offices at the Turley United Methodist Church Women�s Society. They included president, secretary, and local, district and conference treasurer.
She also taught Sunday School for 29 years.
The Millers went into the garage business in 1945. While John was busy in the garage, Kathryn was busy in the kitchen baking her famous chocolate cakes for the bond sales during World War II.
She was always busy helping her church and family.
Survivors include: a sister, Lily Jo Eslick, nieces: Ann Campbell of Langley, Phyllis Stokes and husband Paul of Owasso, Diana Lohnbakken and husband Ralph of Broken Arrow; niece-in-law, Debi Eslick of Skiatook; a nephew, Mike Rogers of Salina; great-nieces: Dawn Maloney and husband Benny of Langley, Shelly Rogers and husband Dusty of Arkansas, Mandy Blakeney and husband John of Skiatook, Tammy Payne and husband Chris of Skiatook, Lisa Whiteman and husband Jeff of Skiatook, Kim Adams and husband Darin of Broken Arrow, great nephews: Robert Campbell of Langley, Charles Stokes and wife Marilyn of Fort Worth and Grant Lohnbakken of Broken Arrow, 12 great-great nieces and nephews: Samantha and Sydney, who are twins; Asheley, Ryan, Peyton, Samantha, Carrissa, Kyndel, Jacob and Shelly Rogers� three children.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sister and her husband, brother-in-law and a nephew.
WILLIAN KNOX JOHNSON, JR.
WILLIAN KNOX JOHNSON, JR., 80, was born May 13, 1924 and died Dec. 3, 2004. He was a retired salesman for Dr. Pepper Distributing Company. He was once a professional baseball player, a catcher for the New York Giants. He attended Boston Avenue United Methodist Church.
A private memorial service will be held in his memory. Arrangements are being handled by Alderwoods-Heath Funeral Home and Crremation Center.
CARMEN E. Griffith
CARMEN E. Griffith, 91, died Dec. 10, 2004 in Tulsa. She was born Feb. 22, 1913 in Reno, Okla.
She is survived by a step-daughter Clydean Griffith Burns of Gladstone, Mo.
Private family services will be under the direction of Mark Griffith Memorial Funeral Home, Westwood Chapel in Tulsa
Services for Lloyd Allen Ford, 58, of Sperry, who died Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, were Monday, Oct. 11, at the Sien-Shelton Funeral Home.
Interment at Resthaven Cemetery in Sperry and services were under the direction of Sien-Shelton Funeral Home.
He was born on April 20, 1946, in Tulsa to Alfred Ray Ford Sr. and Norma Louise Acree Ford.
Ford received his education in Mannford and graduated in 1965.
He married Carol Ann Dohl on Sept. 27, 1992, in Sapulpa.
They made their home in Sperry since that time.
He was a welder/fitter for Uba. He also managed and co-owned a golf course, Osage Creek in Adair.
Ford was a member at the Church Unlimited in Tulsa.
Survivors include his wife of the home, children: Lonny Ford of Skiatook, Lisa Martinez of Thorton, Colo.; Lori Voss of Parker, Colo.; sister, Monica Reeves of Pawhuska, brothers Alfred �Ray� Ford Jr. of Pryor and Delamer Ford of Tulsa; a mother, Diana June Ford and father, Alfred Ray Ford Sr. of Collinsville.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Norma Louise Anderson, and stepfather, Andy Anderson.
A trust fund has been established for his wife at the office at Jim Hadley, Attorney at Law, P.O. Box 322, Pryor, OK 74362, 918-825-0910.
Services for Goldie Lee Gardner, 93, who died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, were Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Sien-Shelton Funeral Home Chapel in Skiatook.
Interment Osage Gardens Cemetery in Skiatook and services were under the direction of Sien-Shelton Funeral Home.
She was born Sept. 7, 1911, between Skiatook and Sperry.
She was the first child of Fred and Letha Kehler. While growing up she helped out at her home and held jobs at the Barret Hotel and Walters Cafe.
She graduated from Skiatook High School in 1930. She married Ted. T. Gardner of Skiatook on April 2, 1934, in Pryor.
She worked at C and R Grocery and later went to work for the Tulsa County treasurer, Clyde Winterwinger, while living in Skiatook with her husband.
She retired after 20 years of service to Tulsa County.
Survivors include her brothers, Fred Kehler Jr. of Foyil and Bob Kehler of Skiatook; son, Ted Gardner and wife Pauline of Great Bend, Kan.; three grandsons, Allan and Vicki Gardner of Lee�s Summit, Mo.; Ryan and Nicole Gardner of Great Bend, Kan. and Scott and Patricia Blackwell of Tecumseh, Mo., and five great-grandchildren: Taylor Gardner, Drexler Gardner, Mikayla Ladameier and Jebadiah Blackwell.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and five sisters.
Services for Emma Jewell Greenwood, 88, of Collinsville, who died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, were Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Mowery Funeral Service Chapel in Owasso.
Interment and committal followed at Rest Haven Cemetery in Sperry.
Arrangements and services were entrusted to Mowery Funeral Service of Owasso.
She was born on Dec. 24, 1915, in Mannford to Burton Amos and Laura Rosetta Spress Stone.
She worked as a clerk with Anthony�s and as an assembler with Spartan Trailers, but most of her working life was as a homemaker.
She had made her home in Sperry for many years before moving to Collinsville in 1983. She was married May 9, 1991, at Miami, Okla., to Charles W. Greenwood. She was a faithful member of the Assembly of God Church.
She enjoyed a variety of pasttimes including sewing, gardening and cooking.
Survivors include her caregivers: Patty Searan, Frank Turrentine, Monroe Myers and Minnie Jones of Collinsville.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Wayne Hassell; two sons, Robert Arnold Hassell and Carl Allen Hassell and her second husband, Charles Greenwood.
James Sonny Harber Jr.
Services for James R. Sonny Harber Jr, of Tulsa, who died Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, were Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Church under the direction of Moore�s Southlawn Chapel.
Family requests that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to the Oklahoma Diabetes Association or Oklahoma Organ Sharing Network.
He was born Dec. 1, 1932, to Cleta and James Russell Harber in Seminole.
He graduated from Seminole High School in 1951 and from Oklahoma A & M College in Stillwater in 1955.
He was very successful in the computer business for NCR and AT&T for 38 years until his retirement in 1992.
In high school he was a champion debater and active in FFA serving as treasurer.
The accomplishment he was most proud of was becoming a pilot. Following his retirement he and his two sons, Jim and Tom, formed Harbor Homes builders.
Survivors include his wife Mary of 29 years, children: James Russell Harber III and wife Deby of Mounds, Thomas Branson Harber and wife Karen of Skiatook, Roger Lee Murphy of Lebanon, Ind., Sandra Jayne Murphy-Driggers and husband Max of Bartlesville, granddaughters: Tomi and Jennifer Harber, Caitlin Murphy and Kacy Driggers, two great-grandchildren: Haylin and Jacob Harber, two sisters, Sue McBride and husband Allen of Enid, Mary Kathryn Harris and husband Jerold of Seminole.
Services for Lillian Louise Lewis, 98, of Skiatook, who died on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2004, were Friday, Oct. 15, at the Faith Lutheran Church in Owasso.
Interment was on Oct. 18 at Oaklawn, Ill., and services were under direction of the Sien-Shelton Funeral Home.
She was born on Oct. 25, 1905, in Danville, Ill., to Herman Theodore Sund and Emma Louise Magnus Sund.
She married Frank T. Lewis in Danville, Ill., on June 12, 1926. She was a resident of Skiatook for 26 years and a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Owasso.
Survivors include her daughter, Marian Doranski of Skiatook; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband and her brother.
Sarah �Tookie� Taylor
Services for Sarah Oleta �Tookie� Wilkinson Taylor, 84, of Collinsville, who died Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, were Friday, Oct. 15,at Peters-Stumpff Funeral Home Chapel in Skiatook.
Interment in Ramona Cemetery and services were under the direction Peters-Stumpff Funeral Home.
She was born June 2, 1920, in Sallisaw to Tom and Alice Storts Wilkinson. She married Ralph Taylor on Sept. 27, 1947, in Ochelata. He preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 1985.
Survivors include her three sisters and their husbands: Coweta �Tweedie� and Earl Schmeisser of Collinsville, Melva �Corky� and Clete Rackers of Jefferson City, Mo., Winona and Ray McCoy of Prescott Valley, Ariz. and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters and a brother.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer�s Association.
Darrell "Glenn" Taylor
Darrell "Glenn" Taylor, 50, was born March 12, 1954 and died Oct. 16, 2004, both in Tulsa. He attended Rimrock Baptist Church. As a teen he was a member of Indian Chapter DeMolay. He was currently a Senior DeMolay. He was an Industrial Radiographer in the Pipeline Inspection Industry.
A memorial service was held Oct. 19 at Mark Griffith Memorial Funeral Home, Westwood Chapel in Tulsa. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne of the home; daughters, Mary Nichole Taylor and Angie Taylor, both of Tulsa; step-daughter, Jessica Fost, of the home; a grandson, Joe Summers III, Tulsa and Darrell's mother, Mary Lou Barton Taylor, of Berryhill.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Cecil and Marguerite Barton.
Arrangements were by Mark Griffith Memorial Funeral Home, Westwood Chapel in Tulsa.
Mildred Jane (Lanham) Lutherbeck
Services for Mildred Jane Lutherbeck, 70, of Broken Arrow, will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Christian-Gavlik Funeral Home. Bro. Charles Matlock will officiate and burial will be at Park Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. Lutherbeck died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, at Broken Arrow.
She was born May 22, 1934, at London, Ky., to Ballard Lanham and Mary Oakley Lanham, and attended Whitewater High School in Brookville, Ind.
Her parents, a brother, a son and granddaughter preceded her in death.
She married Frank Lutherbeck Jr., at Mattamore, Ind., on March 13, 1954.
Mrs. Lutherbeck was a timekeeper and payroll clerk for General Telephone Co., and a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church.
She is survived by her husband, Frank, of the home; three sons, David and wife Patricia Lutherbeck of Tulsa, Donnie and wife Linda Lutherbeck of Claremore and Kevin and wife Kim Lutherbeck of Tulsa; daughters Shelly Striplin of Broken Arrow; Stacie and husband Michael Mason of Haskell; a daughter-in-law, Irene Lutherbeck; two brothers; two sisters; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services for Ronald Keith Williamson, 51, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hayhurst Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Ted Heaston officiated, assisted by Chaplain Charles Story and Mark Barrett. Burial was at 4 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery in Ada.
Mr. Williamson died at Broken Arrow Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004.
He was born Feb. 3, 1953, at Ada, the son of Roy and Juanita (Caldwell) Wil-liamson. They preceded him in death.
He was a 1971 graduate of Asher High School and received a diploma from Victory Bible Institute on July 4, 1994.
Mr. Williamson enjoyed playing the guitar.
He is survived by sisters Annette Hudson of Tulsa and Renee Simmons of Allen, Texas.
The family requests memorials to Woodlake Assembly of God Church, Fine Arts Department, 7100 E. 31st St., Tulsa OK 74l45.
Betty Jane Selph
Betty Jane Selph, 85, mother of former Tulsa County Commissioner John Selph, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004. She is the mother of former District 2 County Commissioner John Selph.
She lived the last four years with her daughter in Plano. She was a lifelong Oklahoman and missed family and friends in Tulsa where she lived most of her life.
She is survived by her four children. The oldest son is Jim, of Bixby; Jacque Wenzel of Plano, John of Sand Springs; and Joe of Woodlands, Texas. She had nine grandchildren, including Charity Clark of Sand Springs and 13 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Texas State Library, the Oklahoma Library for the Blind, or your favorite charity.
Macular Degeneration left Betty blind during the last years of her life and the talking books she received from the Texas State Library program provided endless hours of enjoyment. The Texas State Library is at 4400B Shoal Creek Blvd., Austin, Texas 78756-3213.
Betty Jane Selph, 85, died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004.
She is the mother of former District 2 County Commissioner John Selph.
She lived the last four years with her daughter in Plano. She was a lifelong Oklahoman and missed family and friends in Tulsa where she lived most of her life.
She is survived by her four children. The oldest son is Jim, of Bixby; Jacque Wenzel of Plano, John of Sand Springs; and Joe of Woodlands, Texas. She had nine grandchildren, including Charity Clark of Sand Springs and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was a member of Fellowship Congregation Church in Tulsa where she enjoyed the sermons of now-retired pastor, the Rev. Russell Bennett.
She requested that her body be donated to medical science and that no services be held.Memorials may be made to the Texas State Library, the Oklahoma Library for the Blind, or your favorite charity.
Macular Degeneration left Betty blind during the last years of her life and the talking books she received from the Texas Library program provided endless hours of enjoyment. The Texas State Library is at 4400B Shoal Creek Blvd., Austin, Texas 78756-3213.
Judith Ann Metallaoui
Judith Ann Metallaoui, 47, died Friday, Oct. 15 in Tulsa. She was born July 7, 1957 in Tulsa. There are no services planned.
Bill Ashworth, 68, died Monday, Oct. 18 in Tulsa. He was born Oct. 13, 1936 in Avant. There will be private family services.
John "J.C." Perkins, 90, died Monday, Oct. 18 in Yale. He was born March 3, 1914 in Telephone, Texas. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 21 at Thirty-eighth Street Church of Christ under the direction of Mobley-Dodson Funeral Service.
Georgia Thompson, 93, died Monday, Oct. 18 at Oak Dale Manor in Sand Springs. She was born Oct. 28, 1910 in Prairie Creek, Arkansas. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. graveside at Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Mobley-Dodson Funeral Services.
Rev. Carl Wattenbarger
May 30, 1919 - Oct. 20, 1954
It has been 50 years since the Lord took you home. You were so young and so were we. We still try to serve the Lord and others ... we miss you. Someday, there will be a joyous reunion day.
Your wife, Wilma, and children, Sondra, Carl and Lee; and your sisters; Cleda, Lena, and Verba.
Dolly Emily Hines
Dolly Emily Hines, 81, died Dec. 12, 2004, in Tulsa.
She was born Nov. 22, 1923 in Tulsa.
Services are Wednesday, Dec. 15 at Mark Griffith Memorial Funeral Home-Westwood Chapel in Tulsa. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa.
Bill Watts, 77, died Dec. 7, 2004, in Jenks.
He was born May 12, 1927 in Okemah.
Services were held on Saturday, Dec. 12 at Mark Griffith Memorial Funeral Home-Westwood Chapel in Tulsa. Interment followed at Wetumka Cemetery in Wetumka.
Mandi Michelle Garland
Mandi Michelle Garland, 20, died Dec. 12 in Rochester, Minnesota. She was born January 11, 1984 in Oklahoma City. Her mother, Tina Smith and husband Danny of Sapulpa and her father, Shawn Garland and wife Peggy of Ankeny, Iowa survive her. She is also survived by brothers; Dustin Garland of Sand Springs, Kyle Clark of Sapulpa, Cory Garland of Ankeny, and Billy Stiles of Sapulpa, and sisters; Erin Clark of Sapulpa and Cassi Garland of Ankeny. Her fianc�, Justin Lucito of Tulsa and grandparents; Glenna and Bob Slater, Karen and Pat Danielson, Lavar and Betty Garland, Dan and Cheryl Smith, and Sharon and David Watt, and Great-grandmother Charline Carruthers and a host of loving friends and relatives survived her.
Her grandfathers Tommy Harrison and Glen Carruthers preceded her in death. She was involved in sprint car racing.
Services are being held on Thursday, Dec. 16 at Mark Griffith Memorial Funeral Home-Westwood Chapel in Tulsa with interment to follow at Woodland Memorial Park in Sand Springs.
Lester �Les� Clayton Sr.
Services for Lester �Les� Ellis Clayton Sr., 7008, of Prue, who died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, were Friday, Oct. 15, at the First Baptist Church in Prue.
Interment in Prairie View Cemetery in Prue and services were under the direction of Peters-Stumpff Funeral Home.
Military services were done by the 5th District Rifle Squad.
He was born on Sept. 24, 1926, in Rogers, Ark., to Joseph Luther and Audrey Allene Haws Clayton.
Clayton served his country during World War II in the Army.
He married Nadine Eubanks on Nov. 27, 1944, in Sand Springs.
In 1958 they moved to Prue where they made their home. His wife preceded him in death on Sept. 2, 1999.
Clayton was a member of the First Baptist Church in Prue.
Survivors include his son Lester Clayton Jr. of Southwest City, Mo.; a daughter, Frances Kennedy of San Antonio, Texas; three sisters: Margie Young of Tahlequah, Lola Mae Martin of Haskell and Carolyn Peterson of Coweta; three brothers: Billy Clayton of Yuma, Ariz., Wayne Clayton of Coweta, Jerry Clayton of Granbury, Texas; six grandchildren: Terry Shawn Clayton, Jeff Clayton, Dana Kennedy, Leslie Clayton, Lindsay Clayton and Joey Clayton and 23 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, a son and a grandson.
Hiroko Shimoyama �Chris� Beil
Funeral services for Hiroko Shimoyama �Chris� Beil, 73, of Owasso were Dec. 1, 2004 at the Mowery Funeral Service Chapel in Owasso. Rev. Dennis Meador officiated.
Committal services and interment followed at Graceland Memorial Park Cemetery in Owasso.
Beil was born April 18, 1931 at Kyushu Island, Japan, to Shinichi and Umeno Shimoyama. She died Monday, Nov. 29, 2004 in Tulsa.
She married Donald R. Beil on Nov. 6, 1957 at the American Embassy in Tokyo, Japan. She then came with Don to the United States in 1958, where they made their home in Owasso since 1968.
Beil spent most her working life as a beautician and a mother. She was a member of Anchor Baptist Church in Turley. She enjoyed a variety of pastimes, including painting, sewing, knitting, quilting and flower gardening.
Survivors include her husband of over 47 years, Don, of the home; two daughters, Michiyo Couch and husband, Phillip, of Arlington, Texas, Diana Kelly and husband, Darrell, of Owasso; two sons, Donny Beil of Claremore, and Frank Takeo Beil and wife, Cherie, of Bennett, Colo.; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a sister and a brother.
Casket bearers were Dayton Beil, Timothy Beil, Joshua Perkins, Sean Couch, Bill Beaty and Mike Beaty.
Phillip Gene Johnson
Funeral services for Phillip Gene Johnson, 76, of Sperry were Friday, Nov. 26, 2004 in the First Baptist Church in Sperry. Rev. Don Queen officiated, along with elder Jack Basse.
Funeral music was provided by vocalist Bill Westmoland, organist Shirley Williamson and pianist Martha Hughes.
Interment followed in Rest Haven Cemetery in Sperry under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home, Sperry.
Johnson, known as Gene to his many friends, was born May 16, 1928 to Tom and Maude Johnson. He passed away Nov. 22, 2004.
He received his diploma from Owasso High School while he was serving in the Second Infantry Division of the U.S. Army during World War II, which he joined when he was a senior.
He worked for Dixon-Goodman Lumber Co. and C.R. Anthonys in Tulsa, and began his career in funeral service working nights driving ambulances for area funeral homes.
He was a licensed funeral director for over 40 years. He worked at Fitzgerald�s and Moore Funeral Home. He owned Mannford Funeral Home in the late 1950s. He worked for Hart Funeral Home in Tahlequah and was a casket representative for Baxter Casket Co.
He returned to Collinsville and opened Oklahoma Monument Co. in 1980 and moved to Sperry in 1990, opening Johnson Funeral Home with his son, Phillip Jr.
His personal and business philosophy was to give the best service to everyone. He was known as a humorist and for his quick wit. He was truly a man who never met a stranger. Everyone who knew him has a �Gene Johnson story.�
He was proud of his Cherokee heritage, and was selected to provide markers for the National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. for the Cherokee treaty signers.
He was active in many organizations over the years, including Jaycees, Lions Club, Kiwanis, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Sperry Merchants Association, Skiatook Lake Association and Owasso Historical Society.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Johnson, of the home; sons, Phillip Gene Johnson Jr. and wife, Pam, Tom F. Johnson and wife, Cheryl, and Jim W. Johnson; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; special �sister� Roberta Aery; and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers were friends of Johnson.
Services for Norma Nelson were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hayhurst Funeral Home Chapel in Broken Arrow.
The Rev. Jerry Zirkle officiated, assisted by Jason Lee.
Interment will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Bixby Cemetery under the direction of Hayhurst Funeral Home.
Mrs. Nelson, 71, of Tulsa, died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004.
She was born June 5, 1933, at Akron, Ohio, the daughter of Cecil and Ethel (Rowan) Zirkle. They, and brothers Bob, Jim, Richard and Donald, preceded her in death.
She moved to Tulsa in 1984 from Arkansas. Mrs. Nelson was a licensed practical nurse, and enjoyed sewing and music.
She is survived by daughters Renita Lee of Bixby and Rosmarie Armer of El Dorado, Ark.; two sisters, Thelma Caslow of Michigan and Cecil Pelt of Broken Arrow; a brother, Jerry Zirkle of Broken Arrow; and three grandsons.
Memorials may be made to the Jerry Zirkle Ministries Broadcast, P.O. Box 348, Broken Arrow, Ok 74013.
Maximo Valdez Molina
Services for Maximo Valdez Molina, 86, of Broken Arrow, are set for 10 a.m. Monday at Northside Christian Church in Broken Arrow. The Rev. Rob Burst will officiate and burial will be at Floral Haven under the direction of Christian-Gavlik Funeral Home.
Mr. Molina died Thursday, Oct. 4, 2004, at Broken Arrow.
He was born Nov. 11, 1917, at Tampa, Fla., to Emilo Molina and Josephina (Valdez) Molina, and attended schools in Tampa.
He served in the U.S. Army for four years and was a retired armored car driver with Loomis-Fargo.
He married Lona May (Anderson) Molina at Santa Barbara, Calif., June 19, 1942.
Mr. Molina was a member of Northside Christian Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lona Mae; a sister, Celia Hernandez; and brothers, William Molina, Roy Molina and Tony Molina.
He is survived by a daughter, Maxine LeMaster of Broken Arrow; a son, Christopher Molina of Tulsa; a brother, George Molina of Springhill, La.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Services for Howard Patterson, 73, of Broken Arrow, are set for 10 a.m. Monday at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah�s Witness in Broken Arrow.
Patrick Quinn will officiate and burial will be at Cox Cemetery in Lincoln, Ark., under the direction of Hayhurst Funeral Home.
Mr. Patterson died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004.
He was born Aug. 19, 1931, at Westville, the son of Clyde Brown and Mary Ella (Simpson) Patterson.
He graduated from Northeastern University as a science major in chemistry. He was a regulatory coordinator for Mid-America Pipeline, and a member of the Tulsa Paradivers. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah�s Witness.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War.
he married Ila Gay Braly on Sept. 9, 1953, at Fayetteville, Ark. The couple moved to Broken Arrow 27 years ago.
Mr. Patterson was preceded in death by brothers Preston, Oscar, and Cecil; and a sister, Erma.
He is survived by his wife, Ila Gay Patterson of Broken Arrow; a son, Reginald Patterson of Vinita; four grandchildren: and one great-grandchild.
Donald Keith Summers
Services for Donald Keith Summers, 76, were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Clearview Baptist Church. The Rev. Kent Shirley served as officiating minister. Mr. Summers was buried at Bernie, Mo., under the direction of Amis-Kennard Funeral Services.
Mr. Summers died Friday, Dec. 3, 2004.
He was born June 3, 1928, at Liberty, Mo., to the late David B. Summers and Lottie (Machen) Summers.
He served in the U.S. Navy and Air Force and worked as a driver for National Van Lines for more than 40 years.
He married Betty Jean (Venable) Summers. She preceded him in death on Jan. 25, 1999.
He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Stacey Jean; three brothers; and three sisters.
He is survived by children Keith Summers of Jonesboro, Ark., Verna Sue Summers of Jonesboro, Sarah Ann Parker of Houston, Texas; Butch Summers of Jonesboro, Pam Mauldin of Broken Arrow, Candace Vowels of Claremore and Cindy Cure of Canyon, Texas; 11 grandcihldren; a brother, Jerry Summers of Enid; and a sister, Dorothy Swafford of Bernie.
Marion �Carlene� Staggs
Services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2004 at 2 p.m. at Memorial Park Chapel in Tulsa for Marion �Carlene� Staggs, 76.
She went to heaven on Friday, Nov. 26.
Carlene, also known as Granny, was born on May 25, 1928 in Lockesburg, Ark. She married Jenks Staggs in 1947 and they moved to Tulsa in 1951.
After being preceded in death by her husband in 1991, Carlene moved to Coweta with her only daughter and son-in-law, Carole and Ron McGill.
Granny enjoyed sewing, working in the yard, playing with her great-grandchildren and a good cup of coffee.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Carole and Ron McGill of Coweta; one granddaughter, Kim Whiteley and her husband, Steve of Coweta; one grandson, Ron McGill, Jr. and his wife, Kristin of Bartlesville; three great-grandchildren, Paige and Madison Whiteley of Coweta and Duke McGill of Bartlesville; two sisters, Ruth Regan and Chanie Needham, both of Arkansas plus many nieces and nephews.
Her husband Jenks, her parents and 10 brothers and sisters preceded her in death.
O.A. �Tooter� McKinney
Services were held Monday, Nov. 29, 2004 at the First Baptist Church in Porter for O.A. �Tooter� McKinney, 82, of Porter.
Rev. Bobby Jenkins officiated the service.
Pallbearers were his grandsons, Scott Bailey, Chris Lester, Douglas McKinney, Aaron McKinney, Steven McKinney, Marshall McClatchey and Mikeal McClatchey.
Interment with military rites was in Greenwood Cemetery in Porter under the direction of Mallett Funeral Home in Wagoner.
McKinney died Wednesday, Nov. 24 in Muskogee.
McKinney was born Oct. 12, 1922 in Shady Point, Okla. to Harm Felix and Perlie (McClary) McKinney. Before retirement he was employed by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission as a law enforcement officer.
During World War II he served his country in the United States Army, serving in the South Pacific.
McKinney lived in Porter for 52 years. He was a member of the Wagoner County Fair Board and a proud supporter of the Porter FFA and 4-H organizations.
McKinney was married to Myrtle Mae McKinney who preceded him in death.
He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Marshall and Rita McKinney; four daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Sharon and Glenn McClatchey, Shirley and Darrell Bailey, Judy Lester and Brenda and John Stone; one brother, James McKinney; four sisters, Opal Martin, Linda Williams, Erma Schandorff and Naoma Cadwell; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 26, 2004 at the First Baptist Church in Porter for Ruth Madden, 83, of Porter.
Rev. Jack Boyd officiated the service.
Pallbearers were Coy Armstrong, Bill Boyd, Charles Boyd, Pat Boyd, Leroy Buster and Jim Guess.
Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Mallett Funeral Home in Wagoner.
Mrs. Madden died Monday, Nov. 22 in Batesville, Ark.
Mrs. Madden was born March 22, 1921 in Porter to T.D. and Dollie Evelyn Boyd. She made her home in the Porter and Holdenville areas most of her life.
On Feb. 21, 1942 she and Bland Madden were married. Madden preceded his wife in death.
Mrs. Madden was a member of the First Baptist Church in Porter. She made her home in Pleasant Plains, Ark. for the past two years.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Duane Sturgeon; one grandson, Brian Presley; one brother, Charles Boyd and his wife, Sue; one sister-in-law, Maxine Madden; one brother-in-law, Gerald and his wife, Mary Lou Madden and many nieces and nephews.
A funeral service for Maudie Daniel, of Jenks, was held on Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, at Schaudt's Glenpool Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Bud Doyle officiating. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery, Muskogee.
Mrs. Daniel was born in Non, Okla. to Robert Leach and Zelpha Johnson on Nov. 26, 1920. She died at Glenpool Health Care Thursday, Oct., 2004. She was 83.
Mrs. Daniel was a retired tax accountant and worked as a bookkeeper most of her life. Hobbies included painting.
Mrs. Daniel was preceded in death by both parents; brothers: Eugene Leach and Robert Leach; sisters: Faye Everting and Euna May Leach; her husband, Truman Daniel and son: Don Daniel.
She is survived by her sister Vera Dukes and her husband, Jim and good friends: Virgil and Theresa Adams, along with a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Daniel C. Schaudt of Schaudt's Glenpool Funeral Service & Cremation Care.
Services were held for Dale Sanders, 67, at 10 a.m., Monday, October 11, 2004, at Bixby Funeral Service Colonial Chapel. The service, officiated by The Reverend Rick Ketchum, was preceded by cremation.
Services were under the direction of Jack Selby of Bixby Funeral Service.
Mr. Sanders was born September 24, 1937, at Stillwell to Woodrow and Hazel Kirk Sanders. He died October 8 at his home in Bixby.
He and Joyce Alexander were married August 19, 1974. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, one brother, Alen Sanders and a daughter, Teresa Stone.
He is survived by his wife Joyce; one sister, Barbara Jean Sanders; three daughters, Dianna Sanders-Burk, her husband Mike and a granddaughter, Demi Dale Burk. Also Lisa Gail Dill and two grandchildren, Lea Michelle Dill and Danny Dale Ray Asher; and Tonya Woods and husband Keith and grandson Matt K. Woods.
Mary Linda Johnston-Heeney
A memorial services was held for Mary Linda Johnston -Heeney on Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at the Freedom New Covenant Church in Kiefer with the Rev. Charles Ballard officiating. Mrs. Johnston-Heeney was born March 29, 1954, in Camp Lejeune, N.C. to Robert L. Johnston and Mary F. Ledford. She died Monday, Nov. 22, 2004, at St. John Medical Center. She was 50. She worked for many years as a licensed practical nurse. She was preceded in death by her father Robert L. Johnston. She survived by: her mother, Mary F. Johnston; her husband William E. Heeney of 19 years, her brother Keith Johnston; two children: Angela Golden and William J.L. "Billy" Heeney; four stepchildren: Jeffrey T. Heeney, Chrystal D. Hogan, Patrick S. Heeney, and Michael D. Heeney, and eight grandchildren. Arrangements were entrusted to Daniel C. Schaudt of Schaudt's Glenpool Funeral Service & Cremation Care.
Dean Harold Davis
A funeral service was held on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004, for Dean Harold Davis at Faith Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry C. Johns officiating. Burial followed at Bixby Cemetery. Mr. Davis was born May 13, 1935, to Jefferson Davis and Margaret Rose Pursinger in Sasakwa, Okla. He died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at St. Johns Medical Center in Sapulpa. He was 69. He attended school in Wewoka and married Doris Basquez on Aug. 6, 1955, in Wetumka. Mr. Davis was a plumbing contractor and owned Dean's Plumbing and Drain. He also was a lay pastor. Hobbies included fishing and visiting with friends. Mr. Davis was preceded in death by both parents: Jefferson (Jeffrey) Davis and Margaret Rose Pursinger; brother: Thomas Davis; sisters: Flosie Lane, Florene Troxell, Lorene May, Pat Ardizzone, Floreta Harrison and Lucia Spray. He is survived by his wife: Doris Basquez Davis; sons: Rick and his wife, Deborah Davis, Steve Davis; daughter Rebecca Davis; his brother: John Paul Davis and his wife, Pearl; 10 grandchildren, and a great grandchild. Pallbearers were Justin Davis, Chad Davis, Lewis Bishop, Billy Evans, Tipton Evans, Matthew Randolph, and Matt Pfeifer. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Daniel C. Schaudt of Schaudt's Glenpool Funeral Service & Cremation Care.
Dean Harold Davis
Services for Dean Harold Davis, 69, were 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30 at Faith Free Will Baptist Church, Glenpool. Rev. Jerry C. Johns officiated.
Interment was in Bixby Cemetery under the direction of Daniel C. Schaudt of Schaudt�s Glenpool Funeral Service and Cremation Care.
Davis was born May 13, 1935, son of Jefferson Davis and Margaret Rose Pursinger in Sasakwa, Okla. He attended school in Wewoka.
He died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004 at St. Johns Medical Center in Sapulpa.
Davis was a plumbing contractor and owner of Dean�s Plumbing and Drain. He also was a lay pastor and enjoyed fishing, visting with friends and always sharing a joke.
Davis met the love of his life, Doris Basquez. They married Aug. 6, 1955 in Wetumka.
Davis was preceded in death by both parents, his brother, Thomas Davis; sisters: Flosie Lane, Florene Troxell, Lorene May, Pat Ardizzone, Floreta Harrison and Lucia Spray.
He is survived by his wife; sons Rick and wife, Deborah Davis, Beggs, Okla; Steve Davis, Jenks, a daughter, Rebecca Davis of Tulsa; a brother, John Paul Davis and wife, Pearl, of Hinton, Okla. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Pallbearers were Justin Davis, Chad Davis, Lewis Bishop, Billy Evans, Tipton Evans, Matthew Randolph and Matt Pfeifer.
Mabel Lorene Shepherd
A service was held for Mabel Lorene Shepherd, 82, at 10 a.m., Wednesday, November 24, 2004, at Bixby Funeral Service Colonial Chapel. Interment was at Bixby Cemetery officiated by Jack Selby. Services were under the direction of Jack Selby, Bixby Funeral Service.
Mrs. Shepherd was born February 24, 1922, at Xenia, KS. She was the daughter of Herbert Ewing and Glo E. West Ewing. She died November 21.
She moved to the Bixby area in 1940.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Truman Shepherd in 1965, a sister Elizabeth Hodgen, a brother, Jack West, a daughter-in-law, Mable Jones and Sean Michael Donelson.
She was preceded in death by one son, Truman Shepherd and his wife Shirley of Bixby; three daughters, Loretta Cotner and her husband EArl of Mounds, Jeanie Hillman, and Gayle Donelson and her husband Jim; one sister, Alice Frazee; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and four great great grandchildren.
Thomas H. Leatherwood
Services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, November 23, 2004, for Thomas H. Leatherwood, 69, at Leonard and Marker Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was at Bixby Cemetery officiated by The Reverend Steve Lamberson.
Services were under the direction of Leonard and Marker Funeral Home.
Mr. Leatherwood was born September 11, 1935, in Wet Hartford, AR, to Bryan and Pearl Marie Blackard Leatherwood.
He died November 20, having been a long-time resident of Bixby. He served in the United States Navy.
He is survived by his wife, Edna Fay McCombs Leatherwood whom he married on February 24, 1956, in Ft. Smith, AR, as well as by five daughters: Wilma Wefer and her husband Paul of Liberty Mounds, Sherri Leatherwood of Bixby, Terry Brondel and her husband Les, Connie Robertson and her husband Danny, and Tammi Dugdale and her husband Alan of Bixby; one son, John Leatherwood and his wife Shelby of Bixby; three sisters, Wanda Townley, Bessie Burrows, and Lorene Berryhill; one brother, R. B. Leatherwood; 11 grandchildren, Justin Wefer, Jared Wefer, Danielle Robertson, Taylor Brondel, Caleb Robertson, Callie Wefer, Alex Brondel, Holland Dugdale, Madison Dugdale, Morgan Dugdale and Beth Davis; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Gene, Jimmy and Sonny Leatherwood.
Ruby Mae Gilmore
A service was held at 10 a.m., Thursday, November 18, 2004, for Ruby Mae Gilmore, 88, at Bixby First United Methodist Church, officiated by The Reverend Steve Morgan.
Mrs. Gilmore was born December 28, 1915 in Hulbert, OK, to Enos D. and Mary Elizabeth Wilkey Luna.
She died November 15 in Tulsa.
She moved to Bixby in her early 20�s and became co-owner of Gilmore�s Hardware and the Nusho Theater.
She married Glenn L. Gilmore, Jr., on May 3, 1936, in Henryette, OK, He preceded her in death on July 13, 1987.
She is survived by two daughters, Glenda harder and her husband Jim and Mary Miller and her husband Clinton; one son, John Gilmore and his wife Nena of Mounds; five grandchildren, Geoffrey Harder, Jennifer Harder-Lissonnet, Jason Gilmore, Brent Gilmore and Christopher Miller and a sister-in-law, Frances Gilmore Anderson.
Joan Elizabeth Partain
A service was held for Joan Elizabeth Partain, 51, at 2 p.m., Monday, November 22, 2004, at First United Methodist Church, Broken Arrow. Interment was at Park Grove Cemetery officiated by the Reverend David Daniel. Services were under the direction of Jack Selby, Bixby Funeral Service.
Mrs. Partain was born November 6, 1953, at Wichita, KS. She was the daughter of Carl Lindal Adams and Billie L. Birkhead Adams. She died Thursday, November 18 at her home.
She married Gene Partain on April 6, 1973.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents and her father, Carl Lindal Adams.
She is survived by her husband Gene; one son, Mike Partain and wife Dena; two daughters, Jena E. Aspden and husband, Tony; her first natural grandchild �Blinky,� expected on July 7, 2005, by Peggy Calrow and her husband David; her mother, Billie Adams; two sisters, Debbie Bryan and Sherry Hacker; six grandchildren, Marcus, Drew, Alex, Bailey, Jeremy and Leah.
Susan Renee Moody
Susan Renee Moody was born Aug. 15, 1966, in Midland Texas, and passed away Oct. 4, 2004. She graduated from Catoosa High School (1984) and Steven F. Austin Univesity (1989). She married Darren on Aug. 1, 1998.
She was preceded in death by grandparents Rupert and Leona Swadley and Sig and Billie Faircloth of Texas and survived by husband Darren Moody, Broken Arrow, Okla.; parents Ron and Georgia Swadley, Arlington, Texas, and by brother Brent Swadley and sister-in-law Melanie Swadley of Oklahoma City, Okla.
Also surviving are father- and mother-in-law Don and Lora Moody of Broken Arrow; brothers- and sister-in-law Randy and Lara Moody of Acworth, Ga.; Denise and David Van Winkle of Little Rock, Ark.; Duane and Brandi Moody of Seabrook, Texas; nine nieces and nephews; and numerous cousins and friends.
She was employed by U.S. Cellular. A celebration of Susan�s life was scheduled to be conducted on Thursday, Oct. 7, at 10 a.m. at the Park Plaza Church of Christ in Tulsa, where she was a member. The family has suggested donations in lieu of flowers to her favorite charities, Hope Harbor Children�s Home and Academy or the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Lucille Lou Cavins
Lucille Lou Cavins, 78, died Oct. 13. Services were Oct. 15 at Tulsa Baptist Temple under the direction of Mowery Funeral Service.
Johnny Howard Lawrence
Johnny Howard Lawrence, 67, died Oct. 15. Services were Oct. 18 at Community Lighthouse Church in Skiatook under the direction of Nick Reynolds Funeral Service.
Inez Brumley, 79, died Oct. 15. Services were Oct. 18 at Mowery Funeral Service Chapel in Owasso.
TRUITT EDWARD PARK
TRUITT EDWARD PARK, 66, of Ramona, died Nov. 29. Services were Dec. 3 at Collinsville Funeral Home Chapel.
James Melvin Chance
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004 at the First Assembly of God Church in Coweta for James Melvin Chance, 96, of Coweta.
Rev. Gary Rogers officiated the service.
Pallbearers were Wheezer Chance, Darrell Chance, Shon Chance, Gary Rogers, Craig Hall, Larry Judd, Daniel Bush and Neil Hays.
Interment was in Vernon Cemetery under the direction of Wright Funeral Home.
Chance died Saturday, Nov. 20 at Coweta Manor Nursing Home.
Chance was born Jan. 1, 1908 in McKey, Okla. to Jasper M. and Cora (Hames) Chance. He was educated at the Brushy Mountain School in Marble City.
On Aug. 9, 1930 he and Obie Edna Martin were married in Coweta. She preceded him in death. On Sept. 22, 1982 he and Gertie Martin Enkey were married in Coweta. She also preceded him in death.
Chance worked as a tool dresser in the oil field business for most of his life. He was also a farmer. He was a member of Thomas Community Church.
He is survived by five sons, Marvin Chance and his wife, Pearl, Paul Chance and his wife, Janice, Olen Chance and his wife, Kathey, James Chance, Jr. and his wife, Judy and Harold Chance and his wife, Pat; one daughter, Alice Rogers and her husband, Lester; two sisters, Lorene Bailey of Coweta and Hazel Potter of Oregon; 20 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services were held Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004 at Masena Holiness Church in Tahlequah for Richard Cole, 81, of Coweta.
Rev. Bill Jackson officiated the service.
Interment was held at Vernon Cemetery in Coweta under the direction of Reed-Culver Funeral Home.
Cole died Friday, Nov. 26 in Coweta.
Cole was born March 15, 1923 in Peggs to Lee and Martha May (Young) Cole.
He is survived by his wife, Marie (Jay) Cole; one step-daughter, Farrie Marie Cagle and her husband, Allen; one sister, Bessie Myrick; one brother, Melvin Cole; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Cole was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Ira Cole, Clara Boling, Bertha Milsapp and Hattie Davis; eight brothers, Elmer Cole, Tom Cole, Louis Cole, Joe Cole, Richard Cole, Howard Cole, Bill Cole and an infant brother and one step-son, Louis Clent Chartier.
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