Adair County: Stilwell Democrat Journal
   Current Obituaries by  Wanda Morris Elliott jwdre@intellex.com

November 2000

November 8, 2000

COOK
Graveside services for Charles Stewart COOK were held 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 1 at the Westville City Cemetery with Rev. Sammy NAKEDHEAD officiating. Services were under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Westville. Charles was born April 21, 1939, in Raleigh, West Virginia, to Charles Edward COOK and Eula K. STOVER COOK. He departed this life October 28 in Little Rock, Arkansas, at the age of 61 years, 6 months and 7 days. He served in the United States Army during Vietnam.
He was a truck driver and cowboy. He is survived by his parents of Arkansas; five brothers, Jack of Oklahoma and Terry, Sherman, Robert and Mike of Arkansas; two sisters, Mary of Oklahoma and Sandra of Missouri.

CAPPS
Graveside services for L.L. "Jim" CAPPS were held 11 a.m. Saturday, November 4, at the Liberty Cemetery with Bro. Bob MILLAR officiating. Services were under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Roland
He was born June 9, 1913, in the Liberty Community north of Roland to Perry CAPPS and Zula ROGERS CAPPS. He departed this life Wednesday, November 1, in Roland ag the age of 87 years, four months, and 23 days. He was a retired construction worker.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura and eight brothers and sisters. He is survived by one son, Jim of Oklahoma; and one sister, Judy of Arkansas.

DEASON
Funeral services for Lila Lee DEASON, 70, of Stilwell were 10 a.m. Monday, November 6, at the Roberts/ Reed-Culver Chapel in Stilwell with the Rev. Clayton BOLIN and Rev. Gil HOOPER officiating. Burial will follow at the Blackwood Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Tahlequah.
Lila Lee was born to Nancy Jane HOGNER and Stann HUMMINGBIRD, Sr., on April 1, 1931 in Adair County. She grew up in Adair County and attended school at Mulberry and Chiloco. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mulberry Tree Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Arie, and daughter Marjie PORTER and brother Clarence HOGNER.
She is survived by her daughters Hattie, Virginia, Beverly, Kathy, Paula, Rita, Brenda, Sherrie, Pamela and Nancy; two sons, Jackie and Eugene; three brothers, Johnnie, Jake and Stann; two sisters, Nanne and Betty, all of Oklahoma; 30 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Punch FOURKILLER, Jess FIXING, Charles DEASON, Lester CRITTENDEN, Glenn DOUBLEHEAD, and Jeremy FIXIN.

FEATHERS
Funeral services for Sessler FEATHERS were held 2 p.m. Friday, November 3, at the Cherry Tree Baptist Church with Bro. John HUMMINGNBIRD and Bro. John GONZALES, Jr. officiating. Interment followed at the Feathers Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Stilwell. Sessler FEATHERS was born August 30, 1927 in Adair County to George FEATHERS and Jensey HOOPER FEATHERS. He departed this life October 31 in Stilwell at the age of 73 years, two months and one day.
He was a member of the Cherry Tree Baptist Church. He was married to Birdie KILLER. She preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Ester GONZALES and Nancy VANN; four brothers, Cicero, Richard, Hooley and Roy FEATHERS and McKinnley BUNCH and one grandson, Paul Clay COOK, Jr.
He is survived by one son, Edward; five daughters, Fannie of Idaho, Norma, Viola and Mary of Oklahoma, and Linda of Arkansas; 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

MOTEN
Funeral services for Worth Leon MOTEN were held 10 a.m. Friday, November 3 at the Hart Memorial Chapel with Rev. Clyde BRUMMETT officiating. Interment followed at the Stilwell City Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Stilwell. Worth was born December 11, 1910, in Stilwell to John W. MOTEN and Orpha SERATT MOTEN. He departed this life October 31, in Rogers, Arkansas, at the age of 89 years ten months and 20 days. He was a truck driver. He was married to Viola BROWN.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; five brothers, Oscar MOTEN, Tim MOTEN, Joe MOTEN, Berthel O. MOTEN and Otto MOTEN; four sisters, Bess MOTEN, Grace ALEXANDER, Learah STUFFLEBEAM and Ruth DICKSON. He is survived by one daughter, Margie of Arkansas; one son John of Kansas; nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren; one brother, John of Oklahoma; two sisters, Neita of Oklahoma and Carmon of California; two stepsons, David of Arkansas and Steve of Oklahoma; and three stepdaughters, Shirely, Sharon and Melinda of Arkansas.


November 15, 2000

CRITTENDEN

Funeral services for Calvin CRITTENDEN were held 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 14, at the Antioch Baptist Church with Bro. John GONZALES and Bro. Gil HOOPER officiating. Interment followed at the England Hollow Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Stilwell.
Calvin was born April 17, 1936, in Adair County to Walter CRITTENDEN and Gladys KINDLE CRITTENDEN. He departed this life November 10, in Stilwell at the age of 64 years, 6 months and 23 days.
He was a laborer. On June 29, 1963, he was married to Juanita ENGLAND. She preceded him in death on August 20, 1988. He was also preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Joe and Austin CRITTENDEN.
He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Jerald; one son and daughter-in-law, Lester and Tammy, all of Oklahoma; seven grandchildren, Justin, Jeffrey, Jeremy, Heather, Nathaniel, Jennifer and Chelsea; four sisters, Sue, Ruby, Opal and Roxie, all of Oklahoma; and four brothers, Raymond, Jay and Don, all of Oklahoma and Bob of Tennessee.

HARJO
Funeral services for Retha Jean SCOTT HARJO were held 2:00 p.m. November 10, 2000 at the Salem Baptist Church with Rev. Lawrence EAGLE and Rev. Vernon SCOTT officiating. Interment followed at the Salem Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Stilwell.
She was born April 6, 1954 in Tahlequah to Lester (Lacie) SCOTT and Linda SAM SCOTT. She departed this life November 8, 2000 at the home in Stilwell, at the age of 46 years, 7 months and 2 days. She was a homemaker and a member of the Salem Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her mother, Linda JONES; her stepfather, Levi JONES and her father, Les SCOTT.
Retha is survived by two sons, Ramsey and wife Amy and Timothy; two granddaughters and two grandsons; four brothers, Richard, Joe, Vernon and Rick; and two sisters, Shirley and Donna, all of Oklahoma.


November 22, 2000

CAVIN
Albert Milton CAVIN, Jr., better known as "B" CAVIN, was born September 17, 1916, in Bunch, Oklahoma. The son of Albert M. CAVIN and Susie SANDERS CAVIN, "B" grew up and attended school in the Bunch Community. He later attended Cave Springs High School, gradiating in 1936. "B" passed away Thursday, November 16, at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa at the age of 84 years, one month and 28 days.
In 1941, he was saved and began attending church at Bunch Baptist Church where he attended until his death. He served his country proudly in the United States Navy. He was a Sea Bee during World War 11, serving in the South Pacific on the Island of Okinawa until the end of the war. He was discharged on December 25, 1945, at Camp Shoemaker, California.
He was a Third Degree Mason in lodge #681 in Dos Palace, California. He married Opal Eversoll in 1980. He was best known in the community as a cattle rancher and horse man. He had a love for fine horses. He had avid knowledge of history in the community of different family trees and of the Bunch Cemetery.
He is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Lawrence, Woody and John CAVIN and one sister, Hallie MARTIN.
He is survived by his wife Opal; four step children, Ted and wife Louann and Jan and husband Larry of Oklahoma, Joy and husband James of Arkansas and Pat and husband Darrell of Washington. He is also survived by one brother, Champ and wife Ruby of Washington, one sister-in law, Ruby of Oklahoma; special nieces and nephews, James and wife Judy of Oklahoma, Clark, Betty Sue and Mary Ann all of Washington, Dorothy, Bob and Bruce all of Texas; great niece Angie and great nephews James, Brandon and Jon; five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, many other relatives and friends too numerous to name.
Funeral services were held Monday, November 20, at 2 p.m. in the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chaper with Bro. A.J. MORTON, Bro. Vernon SCOTT and Clyde ENLOW officiating.

SANDERS
Alberta SANDERS, daughter of Albert and Ruth STEWART was born February 14, 1924 in Bakersfield, California, and departed this life to be with our Lord, Sunday, November 12, at Select Specialty Hospital in Tulsa at the age of 76 years, eight months and 29 days. Graveside services will be held Thursday, November 16, at 2:00 p.m. at Stilwell City Cemetery with Bro. Roger HANEY officiating, under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home.
She was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. She helped her son Mike raise his two daughters after the death of their monther in 1985.
She is preceded in death by both parents; one sister, Helen TURNER; her first husband Garland James WALDEN; her second husband, C.C. SANDERS; two daughters-in-law, Linda DEJARNETT WALDEN and Nakima MILLER WALDEN.
She is survived by two sons, Ed and wife Cathy and Mike all of Oklahoma; four granddaughters, Amy of Alabama, Lori and husband Scott of Louisiana, Renee of Oklahoma and Crystal of Arkansas; three great grandsons, Tristan of Louisiana and Henry and William of Arkansas.

HARNEY
Iris HARNEY was born August 21, 1920 in Oklahoma to William Henry and Martha CARLTON ROBINSON and departed this life to be with our Lord on November 16, in Granada Hills, California, at the age of 80 years two months and 23 days. Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 16, at Stilwell City Cemetery under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home.
Iris is preceded in death by both parents; and her husband Fred HARNEY
She is survived by two sons, William and wife Holly of California, and Ray and wife Robin of Missouri; nine grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy of Nebraska; and one brother Garlin of Oklahoma.

HOWARD
Funeral services for Marion C. HOWARD, age 85 of Westville, will be held Monday, November 20, at 2:00 p.m. in Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Glenn SEVERN officiating. Burial will follow in Proctor Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Westville. Serving as pallbearers will be Bill MCQUEEN, Tom HAMM, Tony HAMM, Eddie WADE, Farelle HAMM and Kenny PHIPPS.
Marion was the son of George W. and Martha C. PHILLIPS HOWARD, was born June 21, 1915 in Elgin, Tennessee, and died Saturday, November 18, in Westville. On October 10, 1935, he married Pearl MURRIE HOWARD in Westville. He was a farmer and rancher and a member of the Jehovah's Witness of Westville.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, two brothers, Henry and Carson HOWARD; three sisters, Maisie NANCE, Addie HENSLEY and Sibyl HOWARD; and one daughter, Winnie WILLIAMSON.
Survivors include his wife, Pearl; four children, Bill of Oklahoma and Shirley, Robert and Ronald all of Texas; nineteen grandchildren, numerous great and great great grandchildren and a host of friends and loved ones.

JONES
Funeral services for Paul Isaac JONES were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday November 17, at the Hart Memorial Chapel with Rev. Larry KINDLE and Rev. Mike WHORTON officiating. Interment followed at the Westville Cemetery.
Paul was born September 22, 1928 in Washington County, Arkansas, to James Garland JONES Sr. and Grace DREWRY JONES. He departed this life November 14, at his home in Westville at the age of 72 years, one month and 22 days.
He served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict and was employed in construction. On October 4, 1952 he married Jo Ann HARDAGE in Huntsville, Arkansas. He was a member of the Mountain View Freewill Baptist Church of Westville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Garvin, Bill, George and James and one son-in-law, Bill CAIN.
He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann; three daughters, Annita and Paula and husband Jimmy of Oklahoma and Sandy and husband Bill of Arkansas; one son, Paul Jr. and wife Carolyn of Arkansas; eight grandchildren and one great granddaughter; two brothers, Gerald of Arkansas and Frank of Oklahoma; one sister, Arizona of Arkansas; one brother-in-law, Jim of Oklahoma; and several nieces, nephews.

WILSON
Funeral services for Theresa Lynn VANN WILSON were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 17, at the Hart Memorial Chapel with Bro. Andy GONZALES officiating. Interment followed at the Pilgrim Rest Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Stilwell.
Theresa was born July 26, 1960 in Tahlequah to Johnny Ray VANN and Nona Kay WILLIAMS VANN. She departed this life November 13, in Stilwell at the age of 40 years, three months and 18 days.
On September 24, 1998, she was married to Dale WILSON in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She was a homemaker, loving mother and was of the Pentecostal faith.
She is survived by her husband; five children, Daniel, Brian, Samantha, Desiree and Glenn all of Oklahoma; one granddaughter, Haylee of Oklahoma; her parents of Oklahoma; two sisters, Carolyn of Oklahoma and Diedra of Arkansas; two brothers, Johnny Jr. and Stephen both of Oklahoma; one nephew, Michael of Oklahoma and several aunts, uncles, cousins.