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Adair Co: Stilwell Democrat Journal- November 1998
November 5, 1998
Funeral services for Arzella Faye NEALE FAVOR were held Wednesday, Oct. 28, at the Hart Memorial Chapel in Westville with Rev. Audie Vaughan officiating. Interment followed in the Proctor Cemetery.
Arzella Faye NEALE FAVOR was born in The Dalles, Ore., on Dec. 20, 1912. She passed from this life Oct. 26, 1998, in Stilwell at the age of 85 years, 10 months and 6 days. She came back to Christie, Okla., as a young child and has lived around Westville all her life. She married Zimri "Cot" NEALE on June 11, 1933, and to this union two children were born: Naomi Ruth and Gerald Howard. She was married to Earl FAVOR in November 1987. She was preceded in death by her parents: Will and Myrtle Edna BRANNON, two husbands and one grandson.
She is survived by one daughter, Ruth of Okla.; one son Gerald of Okla.; four grandchildren, Caron, Cliff and Daniel of Okla. and Robert of Colo.; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Willa Dean of Okla.; and one brother Earl of Mich.
Funeral services for Dorthy Dimple NEWMAN were held Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, at the Hart Memorial Chapel in Stilwell with Rev. Jackie Patterson and Rev. Mike Fink officiating. Interment was at Spade Mountain Cemetery.
She was born April 21, 1915 in Madison County, Ark., to Charles Cannon and Minnie Maeopolis MARS HOOPER. She departed this life Oct. 30, 1998, in Stilwell, Okla., at the age of 83 years, 6 months and 9 days. Dimple was married to Luther NEWMAN on Feb. 22, 1926, in Stilwell. He preceded her in death on July 13, 1984. She was a homemaker and was of the Holiness faith. She attended the Rocky Mountain Bible Church at the time she became ill. She also attended the Rocky Mountain Community Church and Wauhilla Free Holiness whenever she could. She was preceded in death by her husband Luther NEWMAN, her parents, 13 brothers and sisters and one grandchild.
Dimple is survived by four daughters: Aliene, Irene and Coriene, all of Okla., and Darlene of S.D.; three sons: Charles, Thomas and Jack, all of Okla.; 31 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.
John Terrance Brady, 75, of Anderson, Mo., died Monday, Oct. 12, 1998, at Joplin, Mo., after a long illness.
John was born Feb. 1, 1923 to Frank and Agnes MCCORMICK BRADY at Enid. He was raised in Enid and attended St. Joseph Academy. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Grove. He worked at Simmons poultry plant, Southwest City, Mo., for 23 years. Survivors include a brother, Terry of Stilwell, Okla.; two sisters, Agnes and Theresa, both of Okla. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sisters.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 1998, at Calvary Cemetery in Enid. Officiating at the service was Father Larry Kolawski. Memorial contributions were given to St. Gregory Catholic Church Good Samaritan Fund.
Funeral services for Ruth JORDAN BUNYARD, 81, of Tahlequah, were held Friday, Oct. 30, 1998, at Reed-Culver Chapel with Rev. Berneil ROGERS officiating. Burial was in Tahlequah City Cemetery. Pallbearers were Roy CLINE, Dwight STACY, Luke JACKSON, Garland MCCHRISTIAN, Julian HORNET and Jack LANKFORD.
Mrs. BUNYARD was born April 26, 1917, in Stilwell, the daughter of Henry and Rebecca CRITTENDEN JORDAN, and she died Oct. 28, 1998, in Tahlequah. Mrs. BUNYARD attended school in Adair and Cherokee Counties. Ruth married Howard BUNYARD on June 25, 1940, in Tahlequah and was a homemaker for 58 years. Mrs. BUNYARD was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Chester JORDAN; one sister Nadine WOODARD; and three brothers-in-law, Ray SCOTT, V.L. CAPPS and Paul HOGAN.
Survivors include her husband Howard, of the home; one daughter, Carolyn Sue of Tahlequah; one granddaughnter, Lisa Ann of Tahlequah; and three sisters, Alice, Minnie and Wilma, all of Okla.
Sam BUNCH, Jr., son of Samuel BUNCH and Gussie COCHRAN BUNCH was born July 28, 1946, in Tahlequah, and departed this life into eternity at his home at the age of 52 years, 2 months and 26 days.
He was married to Roberta GRIMMETT in May 1971 and to this union were born two children, Jeffery and Patricia. Sam worked many years on a road construction crew. He is preceded in death by both parents, one brother and two sisters.>br? He is survived by his wife Roberta; one son, Jeffery; one daughter Patricia; one step-daughter, Rachel; one step-son, Scott; three brothers Gary Wayne, Richard and Joe; three sisters Guss, Lorena and Laura, all of Okla.; four grandchildren, Scott and Kent of Ark., and Dakota and Shelldon of Okla.
Funeral services for Noma Lee FULLBRIGHT, 86, of Hartwell, Ga., were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Agent Chapel in Sallisaw, with the Rev. Brian Zinck officiating. Burial was in Akins Cemetery, northeast of Sallisaw, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home is Sallisaw.
Mrs. FULLBRIGHT was born June 4, 1912, in the Maple community, to John and Carrie (KELTON) TAYLOR. She died Friday, Oct. 30, 1998, in Royston, Ga. She married Floyd Franklin FULLBRIGHT May 8, 1935, in Webbers Falls. He preceded her in death June 15, 1990.
Survivors include one son, Danny; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Venita; and two brothers Tom Cass and Jack. Mrs. FULLBRIGHT was also preceded in death by one son, Billy Mack FULLBRIGHT, and one brother, Clayton TAYLOR.
November 12, 1998
Lloyd Ronald CHEATHAM, son of Wyette Tucker CHEATHAM and Carrie ANDREWS CHEATHAM was born March 24, 1938 in Lincoln, Ark., and departed this life to be with his Lord on November 6, 1998 at his home in Westville at the age of 60 years, 7 months, and 12 days.
Lloyd was married to Carolyn COOMBES on Sept. 4, 1965 and from this union were born two children; Lloyd, Jr. and Ivanne. He was a graduate of Lincoln High School in Lincoln, Ark. He was a farmer and rancher and lived in the Lincoln and Westville area his entire life. He is preceded in death by both parents, three brothers: Loren, Cecil and Wayne CHEATHAM and one sister: Bernice MCGOWEN. He is survived by: his wife, Carolyn of the home; one son, Lloyd; one
daughter, Ivanne; one granddaughter, Brittany, all of Okla.; two brothers, Davie and Junior, both of Ark.; three sisters, Ruth of Okla., and Mary and Jane, both of Ark.
Funeral services were held Monday, November 9, 1998 at 2 p.m. at the Assembly of God Church in Westville with Bro. Mike Hayes officiating. Interment followed at the Cheatham Family Cemetery in Lincoln, Ark., under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Westville, Okla.
Woodrow Wilson LANIER, son of Charles LANIER and Ida PAYNE LANIER was born November 3, 1912 in Farmersville, Texas, and departed this life to be with his Lord on November 6, 1998 at Memorial Hospital in Siloam Springs, Ark., at the age of 86 years and 2 days.
Woodrow was married to Vivian YOUNG at Westville, Okla., in 1939 and from this union were born four children: Charles, Jerry, Pat and Peggy. Woodrow was a farmer and rancher in the Adair County area for many years. He enjoyed his duties that came with farming and ranching. He was a member of the Westville Masonic Lodge for a number of years. He is preceded in death by both parents, one son, Jerry LANIER, who was killed in Vietnam, and one brother; Max LANIER.
He is survived by his wife Vivian, of the home; one son, Charles of Okla.; two daughters, Pat of Okla., and Peggy of Wash.; one sister, Lucille of Okla.; eleven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov. 8, 1998 at 2 p.m. at the Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Westville with interment following at the Westville City Cemetery.
Funeral services for Cleo ROBBINS LESLIE, 92, were held Nov. 7, at Luginbuel Funeral Chapel with Rev. Ralph Heiney officiating. She was born on Jan. 28, 1906 in Scraper, Indian Territory, to Robert Lee and Mahalia LEWIS ROBBINS. She died Nov. 5, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa.
She married E.C. LESLIE in Stilwell moving from Bunch to Stilwell then to Langley in 1953. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by both parents, her husband E.C.; two children, Billie Jean LESLIE and Carolyn HARRISON; seven brothers, Earl, I.T., Clyde, Carl, Olen, George and Kelsey ROBBINS; and two sisters, Mona CAVIN and Mildred ROBBINS. She is survived by daughter, JoAnne of Texas; one brother, Glen of Okla.; one sister, Galelia of Okla.; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Burial was in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Dallas, Texas, under the direction of Luginbuel Funeral Home.
Funeral services for George Edward LONG, 66, of Tahlequah, were held Nov. 11, at Hart Funeral Chapel with Rev. V.O. Barker officiating.
He was born on April 30, 1932 in Stilwell to Cornelius and Minnie DAVIS LONG. He died Nov. 7, at his home in Tahlequah. He was a lifetime resident of Tahlequah. He accepted Christ as his Savior as a young boy. He served in the U.S. Army as a Sergeant from 1953-1955 and retired from the maintenance department at Northeastern State University in 1992. He was preceded in death by his parents and two infant brothers, Cornelius LONG Jr. and Roger Dale LONG.
He is survived by his daughter, Annette and one granddaughter Vanessa, both of Okla.; two sisters, Clara and Mary Ann, both of Okla.; seven brothers, Lewis and David, both of Tenn., Nophaie, Andy, James, Steve and J.C., all of Okla.; and two aunts, Maudie and Minnie, both of Okla. Burial was in the Freewater Cemetery in Adair County under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah, Okla.
Funeral services for Norman Howard LUETHJE were held Tuesday, Nov. 10, at Hart Memorial Chapel in Westville, with Bro. Mike Patrick officiating. Interment followed at Stilwell City Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Westville.
He was born June 10, 1934 in Independence, Kan., to William Ernest and Nellie Evelyn MINOR LUETHJE. He departed this life Nov. 7, 1998, at Memorial Hospital in Stilwell, at the age of 64 years, 4 months and 27 days. Norman served in the Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was employed as a propane manager for Liberty Propane. On July 4, 1960, he married Wilma TAYLOR in Seminole, Texas. Norman was a member of the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Westville. He was preceded in death by his parents: William and Nellie LUETHJE, one brother Delmar LUETHJE, one sister, Dorothy Mae LUETHJE and one grandson, Joshua Obadiah CRITTENDEN.
Norman is survived by his wife Wilma of the home; four sons, Alan of Mo., David and Dwayne, both of Okla., and Joseph of Ark.; three daughters Anna Marie, Norma Louise and Carol Lynn, all of Okla.; 21 grandchildren; four sisters, Wanda, Vera, Hazel and Evelyn, all of Okla.; four brothers, Wilford of Ariz., Arnold and Charles, both of Okla., and Daniel of Mo.
Funeral services for Hazel Agnes THOMPSON, 88, of Stilwell were held Nov. 7, at Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Chapel with Brother Bobby Cothren officiating.
She was born on May 24, 1920 in Stilwell to Albert B. HUNTER and Addie KELLEY HUNTER. She died Nov. 2, at Stilwell Memorial Hospital. She was married to Floyd Augusta THOMPSON on Oct. 21, 1939 in San Antonio, Texas. She was preceded in death by both parents, her husband Floyd in March 1998 and three brothers, Sonny, Arthur and Jack HUNTER.
She is survived by three sons, Darrel of Texas, Tommy of Ill., and Michael of Georgia; three brothers, James of Mo., Farold of New York and Harold of Okla.; five sisters, Mary, Florence, Betty, Maxine and Velta, all of Okla.; 14 grandchildren, and 19 great grandchilren. Interment was in the Stilwell City Cemetery.
Graveside services for Myrtle Lorene WATERS, 99, of Stilwell, were held Nov. 7, at the Stilwell City Cemetery. She was born on Sept. 16, 1899 on a farm near Long, Indian Territory, to William Marcus ROGERS and Maybelle PATTERSON ROGERS. She died Nov. 2, at Park Blvd. Care Center in Muskogee.
She was married to Rupert Alvis WATERS on April 13, 1921. She was a graduate of Stilwell High School and Northeastern State College. She taught school in Arkansas and Oklahoma for many years until retirement. She was active in a number of organizations including Oklahoma Education Association, A.D.K and Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by both parents, her husband Rupert in 1992 and one son, Dr. Feron WATERS in 1997.
She is survived by one son, Tom of Okla.; six grandchildren, David, Steve, Bill, Bob, Jim and Judy; and two great grandchildren, Andrew and Adam. Services were under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Stilwell.
November 19, 1998
Funeral services for Florence Lucille HUNTER BATEMAN were held Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998, at the Hart Memorial Chapel in Stilwell with Bro. Jim Varnell officiating. Interment followed at Chalk Bluff Cemetery.
She was born Oct. 5, 1916, in Stilwell to Albert Bryson and Addie Ruth KELLEY HUNTER. She departed this life Nov. 15, 1998, in Stilwell at the age of 82 years, 1 month and 10 days. Florence married to Bill Bateman on Dec. 23, 1967 in Nowata, Okla. She was a clothing store clerk.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Albert and Addie HUNTER; one son, Clifford Ray HUNTER; three brother, Sonny, Arthur and Jack HUNTER; and one sister, Hazel THOMPSON
Florence is survived by her husband Bill; four sisters, Mary, Betty, Maxine and Velta, all of Okla.; three brothers, J.W. of Missouri, Farold of New York and Harold of Okla.; three step-sons, Billy James , Donald and Wayne, all of Okla.; one step-daughter, and Fern of Ore.
Bissie VANN, daughter of Jesse BYRD and Sissie MITCHELL BYRD was born Oct. 30, 1910, in Chewey, Okla., and departed this life to be with her Lord on Nov. 10, 1998, at Grace Living Center in Tahlequah, at the age of 88 years and 10 days.
Bissie was married to Tom VANN in 1924 and to this union were born seven children: Leona, Molly, J.T., Rex, Lincoln, Betty and Jimmie. She was a lifelong resident of the Chewey area and a faithful member of the Illinois River Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by both parents, two brothers; Charlie STAND and Felix BYRD; one sister, Minnie NORTON; and one child, Jimmy VANN.
She is survived by three sons: J.T., Lincoln and Rex, all of Okla.; three daughters: Leona Mae of Mo., Molly and Betty Jean, both of Okla.; one brother, Steve of Okla.; one sister, Lillie Mae of Okla.; 23 grandchildren; and 57 great-grandchildren.
Funeral was Thursday, Nov. 12, at Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Westville with Bro. Wayne FORRESTER and Bro. Raymond GLASS officiating. Interment followed at Johnson Cemetery in West Siloam Springs, Okla.
Funeral services for John Thomas POTTER were held Thursday, Nov. 12, 1998, at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Stilwell with Bro. John Brewer officiating. Interment followed in Stilwell City Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Stilwell.
He was born Sept. 3, 1980, in Stilwell, Okla., to Velt G. and Kathie L. FEANE POTTER. He departed this life Nov. 7, 1998, in Stilwell at the age of 18 years, 2 months and 4 days. John was a senior at Stilwell High School where he was a member of the S.H.S. football team. He was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Stilwell.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, L.J. "Jim" POTTER.
John is survived by his parents, Velt and Kathie, one sister, Adrienne, one brother, Kevin, all of the home; his maternal grandparents, Thomas and Olive of New Jersey; his paternal grandmother, Berniece of Okla.; and his uncle Allen of Calif.
Funeral services for Reverend James R. Snow, 53, of Wister, were held Wednesday, at 2 p.m., Nov. 18, at Hart Memorial Chapel in Tahlequah with Rev. Doyle Baker officiating.
He was born on April 1, 1945 in Muskogee to Marion Rufus and Edna Viola KIRK SNOW. He died Nov. 14 in Wister. He served in the National Guard and had been employed as a welder and a glacier. He was married to Fairon K. ORMAN on Nov. 18, 1977 in Stilwell. He was assistant pastor of Wister Pentecostal Church of God.
He was preceded in death by his father, Marion SNOW; an infant son, Jackie Lee SNOW; two sisters, Mary and June SNOW and two brothers, Dallas and Paul SNOW.
He is survived by his wife, Farion of the home; his mother Edna; four sons, Stacy of Kans., and Gene, Danny and James, all of Okla.; one daughter, Lethia of Okla.; five brothers, Euegene, Alfred, Truman, Edward and Kenneth, all of Okla.; and eight grandchildren.
Interment was in the Blue Springs Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah.
Darrell L. Brashear of Siloam Springs, Ark., passed away Nov. 17, 1998, at his home.
He was born Nov. 28, 1944, the son of Carl and Winnie WORLEY BRASHEAR of Stilwell. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Westville.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce WALKINGSTICK BRASHEAR, to whom he was married 36 years; two daughters, Boot and Carla, both of Ark.; two sisters, Robbie and Donna, both of Okla.; one brother Leon of Okla.; and one extended family member, Jeremy of Siloam Springs.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998, at 2 p.m. at the Westville Assembly of God Church. Pastor Mike HAYES will be officiating the service. Burial will be at Baptist Mission Cemetery following the service.
Adam George THIRSTY, son of John Goodmoney THIRSTY and Lucy NIX THIRSTY was born April 10, 1918, in Jay and departed this life to be with his Lord on Nov. 15, 1998, at his home in the Rocky Mountain Community at the age of 80 years, 7 months and 4 days.
Adam was married to Willie Mae KINGFISHER in 1956 and to this union were born three children: Deloris, Carolyn and Adam Jr. He was a faithful member of the Johnson Pritchett Baptist Church in Rocky Mountain Community.
He is preceded in death by both parents, three brothers, Ralph, Redwing and William, and one daughter Sharon Sue THIRSTY.
He is survived by his wife, Willie Mae of the home; four daughters, Harriett, Deloris and Carolyn of Okla., and Marietta of Ark.; one son, Adam Jr. of Okla.; three step-daughters Wilma, Erma and Phyllis, all of Okla.; four sisters Rachel, Sally, Ella Mae and Edna, all of Okla; 11 grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m. at the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel in Stilwell with Bro. Dennis GONZALIS officiating. Interment will follow at the Echota Cemetery.
November 26, 1998
Funeral services for Rufus HOOPER, 60, of Tahlequah, were held 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, in the Green Country Funeral Home Chapel in Tahlequah. Officiating was Ed JUMPER. Pallbearers were Eddie HOLMES, Kenneth DRYWATER, Andy DRYWATER and Hoe DRYWATER. Interment followed at the Agent Cemetery in Cherokee County.
Rufus HOOPER was born Feb. 11, 1938, in Cookson, the son of Nannie HANDLE HOOPER and Roy HOOPER. He died in Tahlequah on Nov. 17, 1998, after reaching the age of 60 years, 9 months and 6 days.
Rufus attended Wyandotte Schools. In 1955 he married Geneva DREADFULWATER, his wife of 43 years. They were married in Muskogee. Rufus worked for several years at the Oklahoma State Employment Office in Muskogee until his health forced him to retire in 1976. He had been a minister at Mt. Zion Baptist Church since 1970.
Rufus was prededed in death by his father Roy HOOPER, a daughter Christine HOOPER, and a brother Bob HOOPER.
He is survived by his wife, Geneva of the home, his mother Nannie, and seven children: Letha, Jerry, Terry, Joe, Dawna, Eda Fay and Rufus Jr.; six sister, two brothers, 22 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a host of other family members, friends and loved ones.
Funeral services for John Wesley ANDERSON, 37, of Tahlequah, were held Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998, at Reed-Culver Chapel with Rev. Larry Lashley officiating. Burial followed in Park Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Martin WALLS, David HALL, Johnny HALL, Jason HALL, Christopher WALLS, and Travis WALLS. Alternate pallbearers were Mitchell ANDERSON, Johnathan HALL, Bruce HOOD and Brian TIDWELL.
Wes was born July 7, 1961, in Kingsburg, Calif., one of five children to John and Reba ANDERSON. He attended school in Spiro and Stilwell. Upon graduating, he worked for Stilwell Foods for a few years. He took schooling on how to be a telephone technician and worked for Tri-Tel and then became self-employed for many years.
Mr. ANDERSON was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Survivors include his loving wife, Bobbie, of the home; two sons, Wesley and Bradley, both of the home; one daughter, Susan of Texas; his father John of Ark.; his mother, Reba of Okla.; two sisters, Judy of Okla. and Christy of Ark.; grandfather, Fred of Okla.; and two grandsons, Christopher and Rodney of Texas.
Darrell L. BRASHEAR, Siloam Springs, Ark., son of Carl BRASHEAR and Winnie WORLEY BRASHEAR was born November 28, 1944 in Stilwell, and departed this life to be with his Lord November 17, 1998 at his home at the age of 53 years, 11 months and 19 days.
Darrell was married to Joyce WALKINGSTICK on June 16, 1962 and to this union were born two daughters: Boot and Carla. Darrell was in the grocery business for many years before retirement. He was a faithful member of the Westville Assembly of God Church. He is preceded in death by both parents.
He is survived by: his wife, Joyce of the home, two daughters, Boot and Carla, both of Ark.; two sisters, Robbie and Donna, both of Okla.; one brother, Leon of Okla.; two grandsons, Drew and Mitchell, both of Ark.; and one extended family member, Jeremy of Ark.
Funeral services were held Thursday, November 19, at the Westville Assembly of God Church with Bro. Mike HAYES officiating. Interment was held at the Old Baptist Mission Cemetery under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home.
Graveside services for Kenneth Rex CARPENTER, 60, of Watts was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998, at Bell Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Beavers officiating.
CARPENTER was born March 9, 1938, in Watts and died Friday, Nov. 20, 1998, in Little Rock, Ark., at the VA Hospital. He was a truck driver for Simmons Foods for 32 years. After his retirement he owned the K&D Towing out of Westville for three years.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Andrew James and Sylvia CARPENTER, four sisters and four brothers.
Survivors are his wife AnnaBelle HAIR CARPENTER of the home; one son, Derrick; one daughter, Rhonda; two grandsons, Daniel and Steve; and one brother, Eugene, all of Okla.
Funeral services for Bessie CHRISTIE, 90, of Tahlequah, were held Friday, November 20, at Reed-Culver Chapel with Rev. Jess FRENCH officiating. Burial was in the South Bunch Cemetery under the direction of Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Tahlequah.
Mrs. CHRISTIE was born August 9, 1908 in Tahlequah, the daughter of William and Martha LONG BOLIN, and she died November 17, 1998 in Tahlequah.
Mrs. CHRISTIE attended Chilocco Schools. Bessie married Joe T. CHRISTIE in 1933. They raised 12 children.
Mrs. CHRISTIE was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joe; seven of her children; as well as her brother and sister.
Survivors include two sons, Joe Junior and Jerry Wayne, both of Okla.; four daughters, Lillie Mae, Ella Mae, Jennie Faye and Lenora, all of Okla.; a special nephew, Raymond of Georgia; 19 grandchildren; 47 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.
Dorothy Nadean SCRAPER-NORRIS, daughter of Jack MCKLINSKY and Maude MELTON MCKLINSKY was born November 26, 1917 in Amarillo, Texas, and departed this life to be with her Lord, Sunday, November 29, 1998 at her home at the age of 81 years and 3 days.
Dorothy was married to Ernest SCRAPER and to this union were born two children: Danny and Ricky.
She owned and operated Scraper Store for a number of years. She was a faithful member of the Guiding Light Church.
After the death of her first husband, she later married James NORRIS. She is preceded in death by both parents, first husband Ernest SCRAPER and second husband James NORRIS and one child, Ricky SCRAPER.
She is survived by: one son, Danny and two grandchildren, Brian and Melissa, all of Okla.; a host of other relatives and many many friends.
Funeral was held Wednesday, December 2, at 1 p.m. at the Guiding Light church with Bro. Ronnie FORD and Bro. Lee KILLER officiating. Interment followed at Zion Cemetery.
Emmett KNIGHT, resident of Las Vegas, Nev., son of Byrd KNIGHT and Nan STARR KNIGHT, was born June 14, 1926, in Christie and departed this life November 21, 1998 at the Nathan Adelson Hospice Center in Las Vegas, Nev., at the age of 72 years, 7 months and 7 days. He was a retired drafting engineer.
He is preceded in death by both parents; one son, Jimmie Byrd KNIGHT; one brother, Haskell KNIGHT; and two sisters, Ruth KNIGHT and Gertrude RECTOR.
He is survived by three sons: Cooyyah, of Okla., and Quanah of Ariz. [only two are listed]; one sister, Virginia of Okla.; 15 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 1, at the Old Green Church in Westville with interment following at the Old Green Cemetery under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Westville.
Funeral services for Judy CHANDLER, 52, of Jay, were held December 2, at the Roberts Funeral Chapel in Westville with Brother Wayne FORREST officiating.
She was born on June 17, 1946 in Chewey to Chester HAMPTON and Oneta FAIN HAMPTON. She died November 27, 1998 at W.W. Hastings Hospital in Tahlequah after a long illness.
She was a dairy farmer for 27 years. She was a member of the Illinois River Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her father Chester HAMPTON.
She is survived by three daughters, Lorrie and April, both of Okla., and Angie of Ark.; her mother, Oneta of Okla.; two brothers, Mac and C.W., both of Okla.; one sister Janeice, of Okla.; four grandchildren, Dustin, Kelby, Chance and Shania; two nephews, Wade of Okla., and Kevin of Ark.; numerous other relatives and friends.
Interment was in the New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Westville.
Private family services for Robert Dale CHRISTIE will be held at the Stilwell City Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Stilwell.
Robert Dale CHRISTIE was born January 14, 1951, in Tahlequah, to Jess and Florence Melvina YORK CHRISTIE. He departed this life November 25, 1998, in Stilwell, at the age of 47 years, 10 months and 11 days. He served in the U.S. Army and was employed by Greenleaf Nursery.
Rob was married to LuAnna FOURKILLER on February 7, 1995, in Stilwell. He was of the Baptist faith.
He was precede in death by his father, Jess CHRISTIE, his maternal and paternal grandparents and one sister, Annie CHRISTIE.
Rob is survived by his wife, LuAnna; his mother, Florence; two sons, Bobby and Rodney; one daughter, Rhonda, all of Okla.; two step-daughters Shelly and Lynn, both of Ark.; five grandchildren; five step grandchildren; five brothers: Bill, Jess, Jack, George and Rick, all of Okla.; three sisters, LaVonna, Mary Lee and Vicki, all of Okla.; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Elsie PERKINS HAMMOND, resident of Joplin, Mo., was born May 20, 1912, in Wapanucka, Okla., the fifth child of Thomas Jefferson PERKINS and Susie Ann BLANKENSHIP PERKINS and departed this life to be with her Lord, November 25, 1998, in Joplin, Mo., at the age of 86 years, 6 months and 4 days.
Elsie was married to Graves HAMMOND, Decmeber 24, 1927, and to this union were born five children: Mary Lou, Betty Jean, Joyce Marie, Mike and Linda. She was a quiet woman who loved her family. She became a Christian at a very young age and was a member of the Christie Southern Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and Vacation Bible School for many years.
She is preceded in death by both parents, husband Graves, one daughter, Mary Lou, two grandchildren, Cherry Marie FATHERREE and Scott FATHERREE, five sisters, Dora, Lula, Mary, Lillian and Jewel and three brothers, Leet, Lester and Ben.
She is survived by one son, Mike of Mo.; three daughters, Betty Jean, Joyce Marie and Linda, all of Okla.; two sisters, Nellie of Okla., and Ruby of Calif.; 15 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held, Saturday, November 28, 1998 at 10 a.m. in the Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Westville with interment following at the Westville City Cemetery.
Funeral services for Mitchell D. SHEFFIELD, of Westville, were held Wednesday, November 25, at the Westville School Auditorium with Rev. David WARD officiating. State Rep. Larry E. ADAIR was also a speaker.
Mitchell D. SHEFFIELD was born and raised in the Westville Community of Adair and continued to make the area his home.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Willie Mae SHEFFIELD; his wife Jane and one brother, William Elbert SHEFFIELD, Jr.
He is survived by one son, Michael; two grandsons, Patrick and Eric; one granddaughter, Amber; one great granddaughter, Morgan; one older sister, Elizabeth, all of Okla.; two nephews, Jim of Conn. and Dale of Okla.; other relatives, loved ones and a host of friends.
Interment was in the Westville City Cemetery. Contributions in his honor may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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