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OKBits Files Logan County Obituraries  For Crescent and Guthrie

Contributed by Nelda Alkadhimi NAlkadhimi@aol.com
Logan County Genealogical Society, Inc.

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June 4, 1936

Two men were killed when the Santa Fe passenger train "The Ranger" derailed two miles north of Guthrie, hurling the baggage car from the 50 foot trestle on the Cimarron River Bridge to the water below. Leonard F. GUIFF, Railroad messenger, living in Kansas City, and Raymond McNULTY, Guthrie, an expressman.

Page 367, Survey of Summit View Cemetery, Logan County, Guthrie, Oklahoma, compiled and copyright1993 by the Logan County Genealogical Society, lists McNULTY, Ramon R., Sr., born 1894, buried 2 June 1936, Block 37 lot 50.  There is a family stone McNULTY/BRICKNER, '89ers
Odessa M. Ray (now deceased),  Crescent, OK, for the Logan County Genealogical Society, Inc.


June 11, 1936

THURLOW
Mrs. Ida Kelley Thurlow, 69, died from a heart attack while she slept, Sunday, at her home in Marshall. Had been in Okla. since 1899.  Married at St. Joseph, Mo. in 1886. Her husband, Albion Thurlow, is 96, 25  years her senior, and a Civl War Veteran. Had 3 daus & 4 sons; 3 have  preceded her.
Survivors: her husband, children: Frank Thurlow, Russell,  Kans., Ed Thurlow, Dustin, Okla., Beulah Beebe, Andover, Ohio, and Alma, of  the home; 1 step-dau., Daisy Rainey, Los Angeles, CA, 2 step-sons, Roy Thurlow, Okla. City, and Art Thurlow, Parler, CA. Funeral on Tuesday, and burial in the IOOF Cemetery.

North Marshall IOOF Cemetery - THURLOW - double stone:
THURLOW Ida F. 1866 - 1936
Albion 1841 - 1943 (note: 102 years old at death)
(There is another IOOF Cemetery, south of Marshall, and it is in Logan County. The North Marshall IOOF Cemetery is in Garfield County.
Odessa M. Ray (now deceased),  Crescent, OK, for the Logan County Genealogical Society, Inc.


January 26, 1939

Logan County News, Crescent, Oklahoma

MATOY
Rites for Matoy Held Wednesday Afternoon
Services from the Christian Church, Rev. C. O. Wiggin Officiating Railroad Worker Parents Were Killed In an Indian Raid Matory Reared by Friend
Final rites were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the First Christian Church for William Ray Matoy, Rev. C. O. Wiggin officiating.
Mr. Matoy was a retired railroad employee and was making his home with his son at the time of his death on January 23.
The songs, "Beautiful Isle," "In the Garden," and "Going Down the Valley One by One" were sung.
The pallbearers consisted of six of his grandchildren, Cole Dailey, Jack Dailey, Glen Matoy, Boyd Matoy, Ray Matoy, and George Matoy, Jr. William Ray Matoy was born near Ft. Gibson, Okla., in the year of 1866. His parents were killed in an Indian raid and in 1874 Mr. Matoy was taken by two friends, Tom Jones and John Moseley to old Kiowa, Kan., where they made their home for several years, before moving to Medicine Lodge, Kan.
On February 3, 1891, he was united in marriage to Miss Cora Belle Hesler of Medicine Lodge, Kan. To this union seven children were born: W. R. Matoy, Jr., Arkansas City, Kan., Geo. Matoy, Guthrie, Frank Matoy, Crescent, Mrs. R. H. Burgess, Topeka, Kan., Mrs. H. L. Elam, Kansas City, Kan., Mrs. E. D. Johnson, Kansas City, Mo., and Fred who died in infancy.
In 1898 the family moved from Medicine Lodge, Kan., to Kiowa, Kan., where they remained until 1909 when they moved to Cherokee remaining there until August 1933, when they moved to Crescent.
Besides his wife and children, Mr. Matoy leaves to mourn his death eleven grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a host of friends.
Burial was made in the Crescent cemetery under direction of the Smith Funeral Home, Guthrie.

SPY
Wm. Spy Fagan Died Sun. From Heart Attack At Home of His Son
Services Were Conducted From the First Baptist Church Tuesday Afternoon, Rev. J. A. Hogg Brought the Message

RESIDENT HERE FOR THIRTY YEARS
Burial Was Made in the Oak View Cemetery Under the Direction of Yenzer Brothers Funeral Home Services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist Church for William S. Fagan, the Rev. James A. Hogg officiating.
Mr. Fagan, known by his friends as Spy, died of a heart attack on his 83rd birthday at the home of his son northeast of Crescent. Several numbers were sung by the quartet consisting of William Denny, Mrs. W. D. Mullinax, Mrs. Vivian Fortune and, pallbearers were John Gordon, Jim Chambers, Roy Blevins, Charlie Coffin, Earl Blackmon, and John Chambers.
William S. Fagan, son of William Edgar Fagan was born at Nashville, Tenn., January 22, 1856. De departed this life at the home of his son, Russel and family near Crescent, January 22, 1939, age83 years at 10 a.m. His earlier life was spent in Tennessee and Texas. He was united in marriage to Miss Allie Aldrich. To this union eight children were born.
The family moved to Oklahoma about thirty years ago and have spent those years in and near Crescent. Mr. Fagan was united with the First Baptist church of Crescent in 1910.
He leaves to mourn his passing two daughters, Mrs. Liddie English, Crescent and Mrs. Gladys Dodson, Marshall; three sons, Pete and Russell of Crescent and Audie, Guthrie; three sisters, Mary, Lucy and Ella, all of Twin Falls, Idaho, a brother, Frank, Lehi, Utah; ten grandchildren and other relatives and a host of friends.
Burial was made in the Oak View Cemetery under direction of Yenzer Brothers' Funeral Home.


February 2, 1939

ABERCROMBIE
Marshall Lady Succumbs Thur. Afternoon
Rites, Mrs. Abercrombie Sunday From Marshall High School Auditorium
ILL A FEW HOURS
Chums and Classmates Of Deceased Acted as Pallbearers at Services. Funeral services were conducted from the Marshall High School auditorium at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon for Almeda Payne Abercrombie, Rev. A. C. Martin, pastor of Waukomis First Baptist church, officiating.
Almeda passed away Thursday afternoon after an illness of only a few hours.
Songs were sung by a quartet consisting of Tom Pedigo, Mrs. Audrey McIntyre, Roy Spencer and Mrs. John Cook. A duet "When I Take My Vacation in Heaven" was sung by Mrs. John Cook and Mrs. Audrey McIntyre. Pallbearers were classmates and chums of Almeda and included Elton McDonell, Kermit Seefeldt, Emmit Seefeldt, Leroy Crossfield, Harold Tanquary and Pierce Musgrove.
Almeda Carey Payne was born in Goodwell, Okla., December 14, 1916. When a child she moved with her parents to Nash, coming to Marshall five years later, where she lived the remainder of her life. She was educated in Marshall Public School, graduating with the class of 1934.
She was married to Albert Leroy Abercrombie February 8, 1934 at Walters, Okla. To this union three children were born...
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February 9, 1939

TERHUNE
Charles Wesley Terhune Died Monday Night
Final rites were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from Yenzer Brothers Funeral Home Chapel for Charles W. Terhune who passed way [sic] Monday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Willie Stephens, southwest of town. Rev. O. W. Webb, pastor of the Gospel Tabernacle church in Bristow, officiated. Mr. Terhune died from the result of a paralytic stroke which affected his entire left side. The stroke occurred on January 20th.
A quartet composed of Mrs. Vivian Fortune, Mrs. R. J. Haas, John Thornton and A. L. Langston sang several numbers. Pallbearers were, Roy Houck, Joe Tharp, Dan Richards, W. U. Gist, Roy Blevins and Bill Shaffer.
Charles Wesley Terhune son of Mr. and Mrs. James Terhune was born near [sic] April 20, 1885, near Thorntown, Ind., and passed away at the home of his daughter on February 6 at the age of 73 years ten months and sixteen days. 1890 he was united in marriage to Miss Della Timmons. To this union were born eight children. Mr. and Mrs. Terhune came to Crescent in the year of 1900.
Mrs. Terhune preceded him in death having passed away January 11, 1937.
He leaves to mourn his death his children, Earl Terhune, Dover, Eldon Terhune, Angoria, Kan., Mrs. Will Stephens, Crescent, Oby Terhune, Crescent, Mrs. Iva Spencer, Sushing, [sic] Lon Terhune, Ryan, Mrs. Birdie Branson, Orlando, and Mrs. Leona Tubbs, Bristow, also twenty four grandchildren and five great grand children.
Burial was made in the Oakview Cemetery under direction of Yenzer Brothers.


February 16, 1939

BARKER
DR. C. B. BARKER GUTHRIE, DIES
Ear, Eye, Nose and Throat Specialist for Years, Studied in Austria and Egypt
Funeral services fro Dr. Charles B. Barker, 54, well known Guthrie physician who died Sunday morning in an Oklahoma City hospital from a blood steam infection were conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m., privately, at the residence in Guthrie.
Dr. Barker lived in Guthrie for more than twenty-five years. In 1912 he received his medical degree from the Chicago College of Medicine and Surgery and studied as in interne [sic] in the Illinois Charitable Eye and Ear infirmary, Chicago.
The specialist went to Vienna, Austria to study under eye, ear, nose and throat doctors there and to Egypt in 1932 for additional courses as well as attending some of the best medical institutions in the United States. Dr. Barker has performed several delicate operations which has attracted wide attention, according to reports.


Febrary 23, 1939

POLLARD
MAX POLLARD SUCCUMBS, TUES.
Strange Malady of Tuberculosis Meningitis Fatal to Small Child
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday from the Christian church in Lovell for Max Pollard, 7, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Pollard of Lovell who died in a Guthrie hospital Tuesday night from tuberculosis meningitis after an illness of about three weeks.
Max was born July 3, 1931, on a farm one and one-half miles west of Lovell and has lived in the Lovell community all of his short life. He was in his second year at Banner school when he became ill.
Survivors include his parents, a brother, Dwayne, his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. N. C. McCall, Lovell, George Pollard, Lovell and Mrs. L. S. Talliaferro, Carrolton, Ill. Also a host of other relatives and friends.
Burial will be made in the Oakview cemetery under the direction of E. J. Adams, Inc.

Six Negro Children Burn To Death Wed.
SMITH

The Fire Which Also Destroyed Farm Home Occurred Wed. Night TWO ESCAPED Burial Made in Zion Cemetery Friday P.M. E. J. Adams, Director
A fire, which took the lives of six negro children and destroyed a two-room farm home of Bennie Smith living five miles west of town occurred Wednesday night between ten and eleven o'clock. The origin of the flames which swept the frame house to the ground is unknown, but County attorney Hugh J. Adams after an investigation believed it to be caused by sparks from the flue igniting the roof. At the time of the tragedy the parents were visiting a neighbor. Two girls sleeping in the house, Ethel May 9, and Dorothy 12, were awakened by the smoke and escaped, but through excitement failed to arouse the other six children who were burned beyond identification, except by the size of the body trunk. Arms, limbs, and heads of the children were burned off. Bodies of all six children were placed in one casket. Those perishing in the flames were James 16, Bobby Harold 13, Lloyd George 11, Bertro 7, Retha Mae 4, and Alberta 3. Ethel May received a burned arm and the hair was singed from her head.
Burial was made in the Zion Cemetery Friday afternoon at 1:30 with short services at the grave. E. J. Adams, Inc., was in charge of the funeral.


March 2, 1939

TUCKER
INFANT DAUGHTER OF LEWIS TUCKER DIES THURS.
Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the First Christian Church for Reta Tucker infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Tucker, the Rev. Clifford B. James officiating.
Reta died Thursday at the time of her grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. Elmo Tucker. She was one month and four days old.
Burial was made in the Knowles cemetery under direction of E. J. Adams, Inc.


The following 1985 obits Contributed by
Contributed by Nelda Alkadhimi NAlkadhimi@aol.com
Logan County Genealogical Society, Inc.

Transcribed by Geraldine cookie@oakhurst.net

February 21, 1985

DONAGHEY, Vonnie
Graveside services for Mrs. Vonnie Donaghey, 86, were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Crescent Cemetery. The Rev. Fred King officiated at the service with interment under the direction of Abernathy Funeral Home.
Memorial services for Mrs. Donaghey, who died Feb. 12, in Boulder City, Nev., were held Saturday in Boulder City.
Mrs. Donaghey, mother of Mrs. Russell JONES of Crescent, was born in Indian Territory, Oklahoma, Aug 12, 1898. She had made her home with her children during the past several years, and was a frequent visitor in the Crescent area.
Survivors include one son, Richard; four daughters, Juanita, Billie , Lou Ann and Jo; 24 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

COFFIN, Myrtle M.
Services for Myrtle Matilda Coffin, 89, of the Golden Age Nursing Home in Guthrie, were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb 12, at Abernathy Funeral Home Chapel in Crescent. The Rev. Larry Stevens officiated with interment at Crescent Cemetery.
Born April 7, 1895 to William and Kate GRAHAM QUIER of Crescent, Coffin died Friday at the nursing home. She was a long time resident of Logan County. She was married to Roy Coffin on May 14, 1914 in Logan County.
Survivors include one son, Kenneth; one daugher, Bertha Mae; three sisters, Violet JAY, Hazel BRATTON and Lema GOOD; nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband in December of 1972; her parents; one daughter; two sons; two sisters and one brother.

OLTMANNS, Theodore E.
Services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. for Theodore E. Oltmanns of Crescent. Mr. Oltmanns, 80, passed away Monday at Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born March 4, 1904 in the Columbia Community west of Crscent. He was the son of Frederick and Johanna KRETZINGEROltmanns.
Oltmanns was a retired farmer and stockman. He moved to Crescent in 1977 from the Columbia community. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Crescent.
Survivors include many nieces and nephews. Oltmanns was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, and two sisters.
Rev. Jim Hanes presided over the services at the United Methodist Church under the direction of Abernathy Funeral Home of Crescent. Burial was in Oakview Cemetery.

RICE, Lavon B.
Services for Lavon B. Rice,82, were held at 10 a.m. Monday at Abernathy Funeral Home Chapel. Richard Hollander officiated at the service. Burial was in Crescent Cemetery.
She was born Dec 18, 1902 in the Lovell Community, to John Lytle and Mary WHITNEY LINVELLE. She died Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Logan County Health Center.
Mrs. Rice was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include one son, Verlin Dale; one daughter, Mary; one brother, John B. Linville; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Don L. Rice; one son, R.J. in 1983 and 11 brothers and sisters.


Thursday, February 28, 1985

OLTMANNS, Nora Lucille

Services for Nora Lucille Oltmanns, 89, a long time resident of the Crescent area, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Cresident. The Rev. Fred King officiated. Burial was in Oak View Cemetery, directed by Abernathy Funeral Home.
Mrs. Oltmanns was born Feb. 11, 1896 in Billings to Jesse and Cordelia Henry VEACH and died Wednesday, Feb. 20 at Greenbrier Nursing Home in Enid.
She married Willie Oltmanns on May 27, 1918 in Guthrie. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Cresent, the Columbia Home Demonstration Club and the Crescent Rebekah Lodge.
Survivors include three sons, John Oltmanns of Midwest City, Wilmer Oltmanns of Enid and Karl Oltmanns of Excelsior, Minn., one daughter, Violet Marie EVANS, Shelbyville, Texas; one sister, Carrie OLDENBURG, Boise, Idaho; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband on June 24, 1969; her parents; one son; three brothers and two sisters.

GILBREATH, Mary Jane
Cashion mourns the loss of one of our fine Christian women. Mary Jane Gilbreath passed away Feb. 23, 1985 at the age of 88.
Mary was born Dec. 20, 1896 at Mound City, Mo., She married earl Gilbreath in Oklahoma City on Jan. 2, 1918. He preceded her in death in 1970. Mary was a member of Cashion Christian Church and had lived in the Cashion, Reeding area since 1901.
She is survived by one brother, Paul NORRIS. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, two sisters, one brother and her parents.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Cashion Christian Church with Rev. Charles Fitzgerald officiating. Interment was at Cashion Cemetery under the direction of Sanders Funeral Service of Kingfisher.


Thursday, March 7, 1985

DIEDRICH, Fred F.
Services for Fred F. Diedrich, 92, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at St. Paul' United Church of Christ in Marshall. The Rev. Ted Wilson officiated. Burial was in South I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Marshall under the direction of Abernathy Funeral Home.
Diedrich was born Oct 9, 1892 at Renville, Minn., the son of Julius and Amelia Diedrich. He died Wednesday, Feb. 27 at West Haven Nursing Home in Stillwater.
He came to Marshall in 1900 from Renville,. He was a retired farmer and stockman and retired heavy machinery operator for Logan County. He was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ at Marshall.
He married Lela MICHOLSON Sept. 22, 1916 in Guthrie. She preceded him in death March 2, 1970.
Survivors include one daughter, Letha; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, eight brothers and one sister.

POPE, Lela Marie
Services for Lela Marie (TERHUNE) Pope, 62, Crescent, were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Abernathy Funeral Home in Crescent. The Rev. Fred King officiated. Interment was in Oakland-Knowles Cemetery, Crescent, directed by Abernathy Funeral Home.
She was born Jan. 9, 1923 in Cushing to Bearl and Floy Terhune and died Friday at her home. She married William Joseph Pope on Jan. 14, 1946 in Macon, Ga. She moved to Crescent in 1982 from Dayton, Ohio. Before retiring in l982 she was the owner of a day care center.
Survivors include three sisters, Naomi and Erma and Elsie.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Aug. 25, 1946; her parents, one brother and three sisters.

ROGERS, Barnett Henry
Services for Barnett Henry Rogers were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the First Southern Baptist Church at Guthrie. The Rev. C.T. Perkins of Shawnee officiated, assisted by Dr. John W. Dowdy. Burial was in Crescent Cemetery, directed by Davis Funeral Home.
He was a former resident of the Crescent area before moving to Guthrie.
Rogers was born Jan. 16, 1893 in Dixie, Okla. to George C. and Lula Rogers. He died Sunday at the Logan County Health Center.
He was a member and deacon at the First Southern Baptist Church in Guthrie. He was a veteran of the United States Army from World War I and a member of the American Legion LeBron Post 58.
He was married to Viola B. CHAMBERS on Dec. 31, 1923 in Guthrie.
He was a former employee of the Santa Fe Railroad and retired from Tinker Field.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Pauline and Luella; one sister, Matilda KOPFENSTEIN; two brothers, S.O. Rogers and O.A. Rogers; three grandsons; three great-grandsons and one great-grand-daughter.
He was preceded in death by his parents one sister and three brothers.


Thursday, March 14, 1985

ROLEN, Gloria Jean
Graveside services for Gloria Jean MACKEY Rolen were held Friday, March 8 at 2 p.m. in Denison, Texas. Mrs. Rolen Died Wednesday morning.
She was a former resident of Crescent and graduated from Crescent High School in 1953. She was the daughter of the Claude and Roda Cox Mackey.
Survivors include five children, Laquita Jo; Belinda; Boyce Craig CHAPMAN; Jacke Sue HAGEN; and Bert Rolen, Jr.


Thursday, March 21, 1985

GRAYBEAL, Marion Lee
Services for Marion Lee Graybeal, 83, Corpus Christi, Texas, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in Abernathy Funeral home Chapel. The Rev. Thad Smotherman, pastor of Crescent First Christian Church will officiate. Interment will be in Oakview Cemetery, northwest of Crescent, under the direction of Abernathy Funeral Home.
Graybeal, who died Sunday, March 17 in Corpus Christi Hospital, was born July 6, 1901 in Indian Territory around Tulsa. He was the son of the late Haney Arthur and Rebecca Myrtle Graybeal.
He was a member of Central Christian Church, Corpus Christi, and a retired member of Plumbers and Steam Fitters Local #185. He moved to Corpus Christi in 1943.
He married Emma Mabel DAVIS may 21, 1920 in Guthrie. She survives of the home.
Also surviving are one son, Billy Lee; one daughter, Emma Georgene ; two sisters, Floy GEARHEARDT and June JAMES ; two grandsons; two great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

HARDING, Vera E.
Funeral services for Vera E. (NORWOOD) Harding, 35, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Jefferson Street Baptist Church in Crescent. The Rev. Issac Zeigler officiatedl Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Crescent, directed by Abernathy Funeral Home.
Harding was born Sept. 8, 1949 in Oklahoma City to Earl and Frankie FIELDS DUNNIGAN. She died March 12 at Presbyterian Medical Center in Oklahoma City. She was a homenaker.
Survivors include her mother, Frankie; one son, LaRon; two daughter, Lisa and Nicole; four sisters, Patricia, LaRita amd Bennie Christopher and Julis Franklin; and one grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her father, husband and one brother.


Thursday, March 28, 1985

BLEHM, Amelia
Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Cashion Christian Church for Amelia Blehm, 94, Charles Fitzgerald officiating. Burial was in the Cashion Cemetery.
Mrs. Blehm, who was born November 9, 1890, was survived by four sons, Loren and Charles , Clayton and Jack; two daughters, Violet and Ruby; 18 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

FAVOR, Robert Lewis
Services for Robert Lewis Favor, 79, Oklahoma City, were held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Bill Merritt Chapel in Bethany. Masonic graveside services were held at Victor Cemetery, northest of Crescent at noon.
Favor, a long time area resident, died Wednesday.
He had served as superintendent of schools at Carney, Cooperton and Stratford. In 1966 the Putnam City School system honored Favor as Teacher of the Year. He had taught in Western Oaks Junior High, served as principal of Hilldate Elementary, then served the Putnam City schools as Director of Transportation.
During a 20 year span between leadership in state schools, Favor was a prominent community and business leader in Crescent, having served as Mayor and President of Highway 74 Association, Chairman of the Highway Committee, Lions Club President, Worshipful Master of Crescent Masonic Lodge #64, Past Patron of Crescent Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star, manager of Cimarron Seed Co., and owner of the Chevrolet Agency in Crescent.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, the former Orpha RAHE; one son, Robert Rahe; one daughter, Reta Beth two brothers, Richard E. Favor and William E. Favor; and seven grandchildren.

HOPFER, Martha Ellen
Services for Martha Ellen Hopfer, 65, were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church in Crescent. The Rev. Thad Smotherman officiated. Interment was in Roselawn Cemetery, Mulhall, directed by Abernathy Funeral Home.
Mrs. Hopfer was born June 8, 1919 in Mulhall to Walter and Elida Vencent TOWLE. She died Saturday at her home in Crescent.
She was a homemaker and member of the First Christian Church in Crescent. She moved to Crescent 15 years ago from southwest of Mulhall. She married Paul P Hopfer Dec. 24, 1937 in Guthrie.
Survivors include her husband of the home; one son, Gary; one daughter, Linda; four brothers, Edwin Towle, Herb Towle, Walter Towle, and Chuck Towle; one sister, Mrs Armintha STANBROUGH; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Judith Ann; and two brothers.


Thursday, April 11, 1985

SHAW, John Lawson
Burial service for John Lawson Shaw, 70, of Del City was held at Lawrie Cemetery Thursday afternoon following the funeral in Midwest City,. Lawson was raised in this community and lived here a few years after his marriage to Valdie Mae VANDEVENTER of Guthrie. He died April 1 after a long illness.
He is survived by his wife, one son, Ronald; three daughters, Margie, Kay and Fay; eight grandchildren and a brother, Walter Shaw.


Thursday, April 25, 1985

COX, Barbara Ann
Services for Barbara Ann Cox, 42, was Thursday, April 18, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Enid with Dr. Ron Fellemende officiating. Cox died Monday evening after a brief illness.
Burial was at the Crescent Cemetery, under the direction of the Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
Cox was born January 17, 1943 at Pryor to Lester and Annabell BROWN. She later moved to the Abell-Crescent area where she attended school. On May 24, 1958, she married Robert Cox of Crescent.
The couple had been Enid residents since 1965. Cox was an active member of the First Baptist Church, a member of the choir and a Sunday School teacher.
Survivors include her husband, Robert , three daughters,Diana, Tamara and Karla; her mother, Annabell Brown; a sister, Earline; two brothers, Dale Brown and Carl Brown and two grandchildren.
..................She is the daugher-in-law of Mrs. Lillie Cox

LOVELL, Etta Evelyn
Services for Etta Evelyn Lovell, 100, were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Abernathy Funeral Home Chapel in Crescent. The Rev. Thad Smothermand officiated. Interment was in Oak View Cemetery south of Lovell.
Mrs. Lovell was born Sept. 8, 1884 in Dubuque, Iowa to Franklin and Irena Jane MOON SADE. She died Sunday, April 21 at the Crescent Care Center.
At the age of 5 years, she made the run in 1889 with her parents homesteading four miles south of Lovell. She married John L. Lovell on July 4, 1907 in Guthrie.
She was a charter member of the Lovell Progressive Club and the First Christian Church at Lovell.
Survivors include two sons, Virgil and Cloyd; one daughter, Vera Mae; one brother, Clarence Sade; two sisters, Ida JONES and Effie ROSENTHAL; five grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband on July 15, 1955; her parents; one daughter; six brothers and one sister.

WILLIS, Charles Everett
Charles Everett Willis, 60, a former resident of Crescent, died Tuesday, April 16, in Chicago, Ill.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, west of Crescent. The Rev. Jimmie L. Norwood officiated. Burial was in Zion Cemetery, west of Crescent, under the direction of Abernathy Funeral Home.
Full Military honors were provided by the U.S. Army from Fort Sill, Okla.
Willis was born April 10, 1925 at Crescent. He owned and operated two Midas Muffler Shops in Chicago for several years. He was a veteran of World War II and president of NAACP chapter in Chicago.
Survivors include his wife, Bertha; three daughters, Lonna , Linda and Lisa , and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ors L. Irby.


May 2, 1985

BRANSON, John Joseph
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Oakland Knowles Cemetery for John Joseph Branson, 70, who died Sunday in Friendship Manor Nursing Home in Anadarko. The Rev. Fred King officiated. Burial was under the direction of Abernathy Funeral Home.
Branson was born Oct. 18, 1914 at Crescent. He was the son of the late Arthur J. Branson and Bessie RICHARDS Branson. He was a retired oilfield worker.
Survivors include one brother, Emery Branson; one half-brother, Harold W. BAINES; and one niece, Betty Jane.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Bernice and Glen Branson, and one sister, Pauline Branson LYNCH.

WALLACE, John T. (Jack)
John T. (Jack) Wallace, 64, of Cashion, passed away Sunday, April 28 at Mercy Health Center.
He was born Aug. 8, 1920 in Meridian, Okla. and was raised in Logan County. He retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1962, having traveled throughout the world with the military. Following retirement he returned to his home in Cashion. He retired from Civil Service in 1977.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 1 at 11 a.m. at Cashion Christian Church. Interment was in Cashion Cemetery under the direction of Baggerly Funeral Home of Edmond.
Survivors include his wife, Betty; three daughters, Barbara , Debora and Christine ; three grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.


May 9, 1985

GODFREY, Ralph E.

Services for Ralph E. Godfrey, 82, a long time resident of Crescent, were held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Crescent United Methodist Church. The Rev. Jim Hanes officiated. Crescent Masonic Lodge conducted Masonic services. Interment was in Crescent Cemetery under the direction of Abernathy Funeral Home.
Godfrey, the son of Hugh M. and Mary Alta Godfrey, was born August 25, 1902 at Newkirk. He died Thursday, May 2 at his home in Crescent.
The Godfrey family moved to Crescent in 1918. At Crescent High School, he quarterbacked the football team for three years. In 1921 the Tigers were undefeated, scoring 369 points to 43 for their opponents, which included the freshman teams of Kingfisher College and Phillips University, Plus surrounding high schools. A year after graduation, he leased, then purchased, the Logan County News at Crescent. He was editor and publisher until 1928. At 21, he had four employees, all younger than himself and received national publicity as the youngest weekly publisher in the nation.
Godfrey was appointed Postmaster of Crescent in 1926, a position he held for five years while continuring to operate the newspaper.
He began his 49 year career as owner of the nationally known Godfrey Donkey Ball Company in 1938, during the depths of the Great Depression. The enterprise grew from a humble beginning until he was operating as many as seven units, playing games simultaneously in that many cities throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico, up to seven days per week. Local people rode the funny little animals, playing basketball, and baseball in season. They provided hilarious entertainment plus funds for the local sponsors and the donkey company.
Ralph was the first Boy Scout in Crescent, and later the Scout Master. He was also the first Demolay in the city, and later was active in civic clubs, the Methodist Church, the Crescent Masonic Lodge and was a 32nd degree Mason. he recently received his Masonic 50-year pin. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite in Guthrie.
He married Wilma FOX in 1923. She preceded him in death in 1952, after a lengthy illness. He was married to Hazel JEFFRIES in 1955.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel; a step-daughter, Ann; a sister, Olive HORGER; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Marjorie; one brother and two sisters.

SHORT, Cula Mae

Graveside services for Cula Mae Short, Cleveland, Okla. were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 27 in Crescent Cemetery, directed by Abernathy Funeral Home. The Rev. Jim Hanes officiated.
Mrs. Short was born May 4, 1916 in Crescen to Claude and Minnie HEMLIN MYERS. She died Wednesday, April 24, at a nursing home in Hominy
She was a beautician and a homemaker. On April 30, 1932 she married Scott A. Short, Sr. in Purcell. She moved from Crescent to Enid in 1965 and then to Cleveland in 1968.
Survivors include her husband ; her mother; one son, Scott Short, Jr.; three sisters, Claudine AMBERG, Verna SWAIM and Margaret LOVELACE; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her father.


May 30, 1985

LOVELACE, Marvelia
Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Crescent United Methodist Church for Marvelia "Mom" Lovelace, age 87 of Crescent, who died May 24 in Crescent Care Center. The Rev. Jim Hanes officiated and burial was in Oakland-Knowles Cemetery, south of Crescent, under the direction of Abernathy Funeral Home.
Mrs. Lovelace was born January 9, 1898 in Lutia, Missouri to Bud and Martha FURTELL HERD. She married Marvin "Pop" Lovelace in 1916 and came to Crescent in 1945 from Carmi, Illinois. She was a homemaker and a member of the Crescent United Methodist and Crescent Eastern Star Chapter.
She is survived by her husband, Marvin; one son, Jay; two daughters Mary and June; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, one sister and one grandchild.


June 6, 1985

BROWN, Elizabeth Kyle
Graveside services for Elizabeth Kyle Brown, 101, will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. in Crescent Cemetery. the Rev Thad Smotherman will officiate. Abernathy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Brown was born Sept. 27, 1883 at Salina, Kansas, the daughter of Augusta and Rosa SELZER KEIL. She died June 4 at Crescent Care Center.
She married Nat Brown in Guthrie. He died in 1916.
She was a member of the First Christian Church in Oklahoma City.
Survivors include one son, Kyle ; one daughter, Anna Belle ; one sister, Clara RYLAND; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three sons, two daughters, five brothers and four sisters.

FICKEN, Herman W.
Funeral services for Herman W. Ficken, 90, of Crescent, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1 at the Abernathy Funeral Home Chapel in Crescent. The Rev. Fred King officiated. interment was at Oak View Cemetery, northwest of Crescent.
Ficken, the son of Peter and Josephine ANDERSON Ficken, was born Oct. 1, 1894 in Omaha, Neb. He died Thursday at the Crescent Care Center.
He was a World War I veteran, having served in the United States Army; a member of the First Baptist Church of Guthrie, and a member of the American Legion Post in Crescent.
Ficken moved to Crescent from his farm near Lovell. He married Minnie REDENBO on Sept.18,1924 in Enid. She passed away Feb. 7, 1979.
Survivors include one son, Wayman; two sisters, Minna TERHUNE and Fredia WEBBER; one grand-daughter and four great-grandchildren,
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.


Thursday, June 13, 1985

DONALDSON, William Samuel
Services for William Samuel Donaldson, 72, Crescent, were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Abernathy Funeral Home Chapel. Paul Toepfer officiated. Burial was in Oakland-Knowles Cemetery in Crescent, directed by Abernathy Funeral Home.
Donaldson was born Aug. 28, 1912 in Mulhall to William John and Mary A. MARTIN Donaldson. He died June 7, in Kingfisher Community Hospital.
He married June POWERS on Aug. 12, 1937. He was the owner and operator of Case Implement Dealership in Crescent for 20 years and was a retired farmer. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Crescent Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7740 and Crescent Masonic Lodge no. 64.
Survivors include his wife, June; two sons, Dale Donaldson and Billy Dean Donaldson; one brother, John Donaldson; three sisters, Rose MORRISETT, Elizabeth DETWILER, and Ruth ARNOLD; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.

TAYLOR, Marvin H.

May 24 marked services for Marvin H. Taylor at 2 p.m. in the Abernathy Funeral Home Chapel in Crescent. Rev. Fred King officiated and impressive Masonic Rites were held under the direction of the Anchor Lodge 104 A.F. and A.M. of Marshall. Charley White, assisted by George Gilbert was superb. American Legion Post 58 of Guthrie conducted military grave-site services. The song, "Because He Lived" set the tone for the services.
Throughout later years Marvin, an oilfield employee, was a faithful assistant to C.M. Acton, Kenneth Raupe, George Kendall and many others. He was always genial and dependable.
Three years ago, not realiziing he was no longer a young cowboy, he was seriously injured trying to break a horse. From that day he never fully recovered. He loved to talk of his four children: Owen Acton Taylor, Fairview; Frank Harris Taylor, Norman; Marva Dell BEAVERS, Guthrie, and Kathy Gay TAYLOR, Norman and his only sustaining joy was to help them when the need arose.


June 20, 1985

CLEMENTS, Wilfred V. (Bill)
Wilfred V. "Bill" Clements died Tuesday in an Oklahoma City hospital, losing a battle with cancer. The former owner of The Logan County News will be buried in Crescent Cemetery Thursday after a 2 p.m. funeral sevice at the First United Methodist Church of Cresent. The Dr. William R. henry of Chapel Hill Methodist Church in Oklahoma City will officiate. Services are under the direction of Abernathy Funeral Home.
Known for his solid backing of civic and school projects, Clements and his wife Elsie, owned the newspaper for seven years, overseeing a period of steady growth in both circulation and news coverage. Clements ended a long and distinguished newspaper career when he retired from The Logan County News last fall, having sold it one year before.
During the nine years Clements lived in Crescent he promoted growth for the community and was especially consistent in his support of youth activities through the schools. Even after his retirement, Clements became involved in the rebirth of the Crescent Chamber of Commerce and was hired as the Chamber's first manager. In this position he was instrumental in arranging for a community Development Clinic which may bring lasting improvements to the city Clements adopted as his own after moving from Missouri.
In May of this year, Clements was honored as the first recipient of the Annual Partners in Progress Award. A $1000 scholarship contributed by Crescent businesses was given in his name to a graduating Crescent senior and the annual Crescent Farm Show was dedicated to him. Although ill at the time, Clements attended the dedication ceremony and expressed his gratitude.
During his years as publisher of The Logan County News, the newspaper gained the respect and support of the Crescent area as Clements established himself as a fair, and consistent booster of Crescent. Clements also illustrated his longtime knowledge of the printing industry as a volunteer with the Oklahoma Publishing Museum in Guthrie, Demonstrating and printing, using the antique typesetting machines and presses displayed at the museum. He was considered an authority on the history of printing presses.
Before coming to Crescent, Clements worked for the Mound City News Independent in Mound City, MO. for 16 years as production manager and as job printer. Before Mound City, Clements worked on and owned other newspapers in several states.
Clements was born Oct. 26, 1916 in Central City, Neb. to Curtis Monroe and Minnie WAGGENER Clements. He married Elsie A. BATCHELDER on May 13, 1939 in Hiawatha, Kan.
He was a corporal in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the Crescent First United Methodist Church, the State Publishing Museum, and a retired member of the Oklahoma Press Association.
Survivors include his wife Elsie; two sons, Richard and Larry; one daughter, Carol; two sisters Mrs. Quentin PARMAN and Mrs. David Batchelder; five grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.

CUMMINGS, George Earl
Services for George Earl Cummings, Jr. of Crescent were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the First Christian Church of Crescent. The Rev. Thad Smotherman officiated. Burial was in Crescent Cemetery under the direction of Abernathy funeral Home.
Cummings was born June 9, 1935 in Webb City, Okla., to George Earl, Sr. and Bernice McCLUNE Cummings. He died Sunday in Crescent.
He was an oil field contract pumper for various oil companies.
Survivors include his wife, Dollie; his mother, Bernice POST; one son, George; two daughters, Brenda and Lana; four step-sons, Gene , Howard , Wesley and Stanley Williams; two step-daughters, Anna Marie and Crystal; two brothers, Jim Cummings and Tom Cummings; two sisters, Connie HART and Nancy SOULE and 14 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father and two daughters.


June 27, 1985

STEVENS, Estol Benjamin
Graveside services for Estol Benjamin Stevens, 77, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Crescent Cemtery[sic]. Abernathy Funeral Home of Crescent was in charge of the service.
Stevens, who was born July 30, 1907, died Wednesday at Bass Memorial Hospital in Enid. He was born in Louden, Tenn., the son of Matt and Caroline Kyle Stevens.
He was a retired employee of Atchinson/Topeka Santa Fe Railroad and a resident of Waukomis, and a former resident of Crescent and a resident of Guthrie for 30 years.
Survivors include one son, Arnold B.; two daughters, Geraldine and Pauline; one sister, Mrs. Opel LEMONS; 13 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ethel, and one son.


July 11, 1985

BURCHARDT, Herman Leroy
Graveside services for Herman LeRoy Burchardt, 78, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the South I.O.O.F. Cemetery, south of Marshall. The Rev. Thad Smotherman officiated. Services were under the direction of Abernathy Funeral Home.
Burchardt was born Nov. 19, 1907 in Marshall to Paul and Pearl PRINCE Burchardt. He died Thursday, July 4 at Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma City.
He worked most of his life in the oil field, retiring as a drilling superintendent. He was a life long resident of the Crescent and Marshall areas and was a member of the United Methodist Church at Marshall.
Survivors include his wife, Clora; two sons, Merle and Robert; one daughter, Donna; one brother, Elmer Burchardt; one sister, Euleen GAMMON; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

HOLLIDAY, Bertha Viola
Funeral services for Bertha Viola Holliday, 93, of Crescent, are pending with Abernathy Funeral Home. Mrs. Holliday died Monday, July 8 at Crescent Care Center.
She was born May 9, 1892 in Kansas, the daughter of Jocob Jackson and Experience BROWN JONES. She was married to Perle Preston Holliday. He died May 30, 1968.
She was a housewife, a member of Cresent United Methodist Church and a past member of the Rebekah Lodge.
Survivors incude[sic] one son, Francis Roy; two daughters, Twyla and Audine; and seven grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and ten brothers and sisters.


July 18, 1985

SMITH, Lillie Mae

Lillie Mae Smith, 76, died Sunday in Logan County Health Center in Guthrie
Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday in the Jefferson Street First Baptist Church in Cresent with the Rev. Isaac Zigler officiating. Interment will be in Zion Cemetery under the direction of Abernathy Funeral Home.
She was born July 3, 1909 in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma, the daughter of Alex SMITH and Maggie BOOZE Smith. she was a homemaker and a member of Jefferson Street First Baptist Church in Crescent.
Survivors include one son, Benna Ray; one daughter, Mary M.; one brother, Bennie Smith; two sisters, Elwinner NORWOOD and Ida Bell FOWLER; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband J.C. Smith in 1966, three brothers and four sisters.


July 25, 1985

INSKEEP, Charles
Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 20 in the Smith Memorial Chapel at Guthrie for Charles Inskeep, 81, of Guthrie. He died July 17 in Logan County Health Center.
The Rev. Melvin H. Pickering officiated and burial was in Crescent Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.
Inskeep was born March 6, 1904 in Carney and married Ethel CUSTARD Oct. 19, 1925. He was a retired employee of Logan County.
Survivors include his wife, Ethel; one son, J.C.; two daughters, Mrs. Charlotte ROBERTS and Mrs. Doris DUTCHER; three brothers, Doyle, Melvin, and J.B. Inskeep; two sisters, Jane CUTLER and Alice COCHRAN; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

STEELE,Virgil L.
Services were held Thursday, July 18 at 1 p.m. in the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Crescent for Virgil L. Steele, 74. The Rev. Isaac Ziegler officiated. Burial was in Zion Cemetery near Crescent under the direction of Russworm Funeral Home in Watonga.
Steele died Saturday at Kingfisher Community Hospital. He was a World War II veteran and a member, trustee and finance chairman at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
Survivor include his wife, Irene; one brother, Leo Steele; one sister, Aletha Mae RICHMAN; two sons; one daughter; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a number of other relatives and friends.


August 1, 1985

CRONISTER, Zelma Mae

Services for Zelma Mae Cronister, 54, were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 31 at Abernathy Funeral Home Chapel. Elder Edwin House officiated. burial was in Oakland-Knowles cemetery under the direction of Abernathy Funeral Home.Mrs. Cronister was born Oct. 21, 1930 in Enid to James and Alta Jane POPLIN. She died Sunday at Logan County Health Center.
She married Elmer Cronister on Dec. 1, 1948. She was a homemaker and a member of the Cresent Church of God in Christ. She moved from Enid to Crescent in 1960.
Survivors include her husband, Elmer; five sons, Ben, Marvin, Delbert, David and Calvin; one daughter, Colleen; three brothers, Floyd Poplin of Germany, Howard and James; four sisters, Cora MANZELMAN, Margaret LAWRENZE, Jodie BOND and Janie Davis; and 13 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons and one brother.

GILBERT, Norma June

Former Crescent resident Norma June Gilbert, 64, a resident of Guthrie, died Monday from injuries she received in an auto accident west of Guthrie near Highway 33 and Academy Road.
Mrs. Gilbert, the daughter of the late Henry and Opal SIMMERING, was born Jan. 31, 1921 in Crescent.
Services are pending at David Funeral Home in Guthrie
.....................(August 8,) Funeral services for Norma June Gilbert were held at 9:30 a.m. Thurday, Aug 1, at the First Christian Church. The Rev. Steve Wallace officiated. Burial was in Crescent Cemetery under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.
Mrs. Gilbert was born Jan. 31, 1921 in Crescent. She died Monday from injuries received in a car accident.
She was a member of the first Christian Church and sang in the church choir. She received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Oklahoma and a masters from Central State Univresity. She was a retired teacher from the Guthrie school system
Survivors include one son, Jim; one daughter, Susan; and two grandchildren.


August 8, 1985

RANSFORD, Jesse Ethel Dodd
Services for Jesse Ethel Dodd Ransford of Guthrie were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Smith Memorial Chapel in Guthrie. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery near Crescent.
Mrs. Ransford was born July 11, 1897 in Bonahm, Texas to Mr. and Mrs. Willaim O. PAYNE. She died Thursday at Logan County Health Center.
She was a member of the Guthrie Church of God and had lived most of her adult life in Crescent.
Survivors include two sons, Bill DODD and Howard Dodd; two daughters, Josephone BEENE and Rosella NELSON ; 20 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, two daughters, four sons, seven brothers and five sisters.

ROGERS, Simuel O.
Funeral services were held at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug 2 in Abernathy Funeral Home for Simuel O. Rogers, 91, of Crescent, who died July 30 in Crescent Care Center. The Rev. Jim Hanes officiated.
Graveside services were scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday in New Braunfels, Texas.
Rogers was born March 23, 1894 in Stella, Okla. to George and Lula Rogers. He was a retired employee of Union Pacific Railroad and a veteran of World War I, having served with the U.S. Navy.
He married Edna Emily MOELLER, who preceded him in death April 6, 1959. He came to Crescent from Idaho in 1959.
Survivors include one brother, Oscar Rogers and one sister, Matilda KLOPFENSTEIN.
In additon to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, one son, one daughter, four brothers and one sister.


August 15, 1985

HOLLIDAY, Francis Ray
Funeral services for Francis Ray Holliday, 74, lifelong resident of Crescent, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, in Abernathy Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Jim Hanes will officiate. Interment will be in Crescen Cemetery under the direction of Abernathy Funeral Home.
Holliday was born Dec. 17, 1910 at Crescent, the son of Perle Preston and Bertha Viola JONES Holliday. He died Monday at Bellevue Nursing Center in Oklahoma City.
He was a retired butcher, having worked at Larry's Market until his retirement. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Crescent First United Methodist church and the American Legion.
Survivors include one son, Robert Ray; two daughters, Lo Ann and Linda; two sisters, Twyla NICHOLS and Audine SENTER; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents


August 29, 1985

HOUCK, Ethel
Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Houck, 81, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday in Abernathy Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Thad Smotherman will officiate. Interment will be in Oakland-Knowles Cemetery under the direction of Abernathy Funeral Home.
Mrs. Houck was born July 28, 1904 in Bentonville County, Arkansas, the daughter of Richard and Carrie DANIELS CAMPBELL. She died Tuesday, aug. 17, in Kingfisher Community Hospital.
She was a former Crescent restaurant owner and had cooked for many years.
She married Melvin Houck who preced her in death in 1966.
She was a long time Crescent resident and member of the Christian Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Wilma; one sister, Jennie CARTER; two stepsons, Loren JONES and Louis Jones; two stepdaughters, Lorene MORTONand Mary PERRY; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons and three brothers.


 September 12, 1985

LONG, Doyle Alvin
Funeral services for Doyle Alvin Long of Crescent were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept.10 at the Church of Christ in Crescent with Don Smith officiating. Burial was in Victor Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.
Long was born Dec. 26, 1907 in Lovell to C.A. and MattieLong. He died Saturday at Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma City.
He was a life long resident of the Lovell area and a life long member of the Church of Christ in Crescent.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby; two daughters, Donna Nadie and Bertha Imogene; two sisters, Ellen BEERY and Bessie POPE; and seven grandchildren.


September 26, 1985

ANDERSON, Willard R.

Graveside services for Willard R. Anderson, 73, of Cassville, Mo., were held at 3 ;.m. Monday at Oak View Cemetery, northwest of Crescent, directed locally by Abernathy Funeral Home.
Born Oct. 7, 1911 in Albion, Ill, Anderson died Friday in Springfield, Mo. He was Married to the former Ruth L. NEWOLD of Guthrie.
Anderson was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II, and retired after 20 years of service with Boeing Air Craft in Wichita, Kan. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Wichita, Kan., American Legion Post 118 and the Golden Harvest Club, both in Cassville.
Survivors include one son, Dr. James F. LOVELL; one stepdaughter, Patricia R.; one sister, Eunice PARDEE; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife.

HAKEN, James Alan
Services for James Alan Haken, 34, of Marshall, were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Marshall Christian Church. The Rev. Bob Alpers and Brother Jack Davis officiatedl Interment was in the North I.O.O.F. Cemetery, north of Marshall, under the direction of Abernathy Funeral Home.
Haken was born April 2, 1951 in Marshall to Guss and Cora Haken. He died Friday at his home in Marshall.
He was a farmer and rancher and a life long resident of Marshall. He graduated from Marshall High School in 1969 and from Oklahoma State Universityin 1973 with a bachelor of science degree. He also earned four other vo-tech degrees.
He married LaDonna ROUSE on Sept. 28, 1974 in Marshall. He attended the Marshall Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife and one daughter, Andrea Noel; one brother, David Haken; one sister, Janet WILSON; one nephewand one niece.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Morrisett, Donald D.
Services for Donald D. Morrisett, 58, of Sacramento, Calif., will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Abernathy Funeral Home Chapel. Elder Allen Daniels will officiate. Interment will be in Crescent Cemetery under the direction of Abernathy Funeral Home.
Morrisett was born Aug. 20, 1927 in Crescent, the son of Lee and Grace MOFFITT Morrisett. He died Sept. 21 at Sacramento.
He was operating engineer for Tenco Equipment at Sacramento, and a veteran of the Army Medical Corp, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines.
Survivors include one son, Steven of Oklahoma City; one brother, O.L. Morrisett, Duncan; and one sister, Thelma HOWELL, Las Vegas, Nev.
He was preceded in death by his parents.


October 3, 1985

BESSMAN, Stanley D.

Services for Stanley D. Bessman, 55, of Crescent, were held Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. in the First Christian Church with Jerry Mash officiating. Interment was in Crescent Cemetery under the direction Abernathy Funeral Home.
Bessman was born Nov. 22, 1929 at Williams, Iowa, the son of Earnest O. and Pearl BOWEN Bessman. He died Sept. 29 at kingfisher Community Hospital.
He came to Crescent from Storm Lake, Iowa in 1972.
He was a retired government employee with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict.
He married Shirley BOYINGTON on Aug. 6, 1955 in Iowa City, Iowa.
Survivors include his wife Shirley; one son, Steven Dewayne; a daughter, Susan Raedean; his mother, Pearl; one sister, Vonnie; three grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father.

HERNDON, Lula Mae
Services for Lula Mae Herndon, 81, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Abernathy Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev Tom Peeveyhouse officiated. Interment was in Crescent Cemetery under the direction of Abernathy Funeral Home.
Mrs. Herndon was born Oct. 15, 1903 in Sulequent, Ala. to Frank and Lula BALDWIN PEAIRSON. She died Wednesday, Sept. 25 at Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas.
She married Paul Herndon in 1945 in Gainsville, Texas. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include one son, Fred RESZ; one stepdaughter, Norma Jean; one brother, Edward Peairson; two sisters, Leona WIGINGTON, and Dosha CRIM; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Jan. 12, 1982; her parents, two brothers and two sisters.

NORRIS, Clint Dale
Graveside services for Clint Dale Norris, 25, of Crescent were held at 5 p.m. Saturday at Crescent Cemetery. The Rev. Thad Smotherman officiated. Burial was directed by Abernathy Funeral Home.
Born July 13, 1960 in Guthrie to Phillip D. and Jane TUCKER Norris, he died Thursday, Sept. 26 as a result of injuries sustained in an auto-truck accident.
A 1978 graduate of Crescent High School, Norris was a member of the state wrestling team and was in the state finals in wrestling during his senior year. He was a farmer and worked in the oil fields. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Crescent.
Survivors include his parents of the home in Crescent; one brother, Craig Alan Norris of Crescent; one sister, Sophia Gayle BLEVINS of Crescent; paternal grandparents, Dale and Ina Don Norris, Crescent; materanl grandfather, Elihue TUCKER, Crescent; maternal great-grandmother, Naomi Tucker of Midwest City.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother.


October 10, 1985

FARLEY, Perry

Services for Perry Farley were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9 in the First Christian Church of Lindsay. Farley passed a way Oct. 6 after a short illness.
He was born and reared at Crescent and moved to Linday where he retired from the oil field.
Survivors include his wife; four sons, Perry, John, Grant and Mike; four daughters, Dina, Nina, Nancy and Margaret; five sisters, Hazel MIZE, Emma JOHNSON, Laura Johnson , Maude FRIDAY and Ruth POLLARD; 25 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, three brothers, a granddaughter and a great-grandson.
Interment was in Linsay Cemetery under the direction of Boydston Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church of Lindsay.


October 17, 1985

BRANSON, Ruby Pearl
Services for Ruby Pearl Branson, 82, were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11 at Abernathy Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Oakland-Knowles Cemetery, southwest of Crescent. The services were directed by Abernathy Funeral Home.
Born Jan. 4, 1903 in Crescent to Charles and Della TIMMONS TERHUNE, Mrs. Branson died Wednesday at Crescent Care Center.
She married Birdie Branson on Sept. 29, 1920 in Guthrie and moved to Crescent in 1946 from Orlando. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include two sons, Clifford Wendel and Cloyd Wayne; one daughter, Freda May; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband on Nov. 16, 1984; her parents, one daughter, four brothers, three sisters, and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation.

CAVETT, Dale N.
Services for Dale N. Cavett, 76, were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct 14 in Abernathy Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. David Gant officiated with interment in Oak Vale Cemetery, Kingfisher County, under the direction of Abernathy Funeral Home.
Cavett was born October 10, 1909 in Loyal, Okla, the son of Dr. E.R. Cavett and Edith WITSON. He died Oct 12 in Logan County Health Center.
He married Waldhyne KARIKER on December 26, 1937, west of Crescent. He had lived most of his life in the Columbia Community. He was a retired farmer-stockman.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Kirby and Loy; one brother, Owen Cavett ; two sisters, Rachel LOUTHAN and Lois CUNNINGHAM; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.

JOHNSON, Clyde 'Bus' Monroe
Services for Clyde "Bus" Monroe Johnson, 75, were held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 at the First Baptist Church of Crescent. The Rev. Fred King officiated. Burial was in Crescent Cemetery, directed by Abernathy Funeral Home.
Johnson was born March 25, 1910 in Mulhall to Charles W. and Effie Janie DEVOREX Johnson. He died Wednesday at Mercy Health Center in Oklahoma City.
He was a World War II army veteran and had lived most of his life in the Crescent area. he was a member of the Crescent First Baptest Church.
Survivors include one brother, Edward Johnson  and two sisters, Maude LEEDOM and Florence RAINES.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brother and three sisters.

JONES, Ida R.
Lifetime area resident Ida R. Jones, 94, died Tuesday, Oct 8 at Logan County Health Center. Services were held at 3 p.m. Friday at the first Christian Church in Crescent with the Rev. Thad Smotherman officiating. Interment was in Oak View Cemetery, northwest of Crescent under the direction of Abernathy Funeral Home.
Mrs. Jones was born Aug. 9, 1891 in Lovell to Franklin P. and Irena Moon SADE. She married Perry Jones in November 1913 in Lovell. He died Aug. 27,1967. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include two sons, Murrell and Raymond; four daughters, Twyla, Ruth,Thelma and Doris; one brother, Clarence Sade; one sister, Effie ROSENTHA; 21 granchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers, four sisters, two sons and one daughter.

YOUNGER, Sylvester

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct 10 in the Jefferson Street First Baptist Church in Crescent for Sylvester Younger, 74. The Rev. Isaac Zeigler officiated. Burial was in Zion Cemetery, Crescent, directed by Abernathy Funeral Home.
Younger was born Aug. 11, 1911 in Boley to Sandy and Emma Younger. He died Monday at Cottonwood Care Center in Wichita Falls, Texas.
He was a retired cutodian for Wichita Falls Schools District. He married Ira HOLLOWAY March 25, 1943.
Survivors include his wife and one son, Douglas Younger; one sister, Thelma DAVIS; two nieces and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.


October 24, 1985

DAVIS,Thelma

Services for Thelma Davis 69, of Wichita Falls, Texas were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Jefferson Street First Baptist Church at Crescent. The Rev. Isaac Zeigler officiated. Burial was in Zion Cemetery, near Crescent, under the direction of Abernathy Funeral Home.
Born Sept. 6, 1916 in Boley to Sandy and Emma Younger. Davis died Saturday at Cottowood Care Center in Wichita Falls.
She married Floyd Davis in 1944. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by one sister-in-law, Ira Dean YOUNGER; one nephew, two nieces, Maxine DAVIS and Hazel McCLANNHAN o
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two brothers and one sister.

ESTES, Billy Ray
Services for Billy Ray Estes, 51, of Perry were held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Abernathy Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Jim Hanes officiated. Graveside services were at Oakland-Knowles Cementery south of Crescent were conducted by the Native American Church. Services were under the direction of Abernathy Funeral Home.
Estes was born Dec. 4, 1933 in Wyanodotte, Okla. to Walter and Ethel Estes. He died Oct. 9 in Perry. He was an operator for Crescent Well Service and was a member of the Nazarene Church in Crescent. He married Charlotte R. PETTIE on June 14, 1968 in Cushing.
Survivors include his wife; his mother; three sons, Alan, Tony and Duane Estes; four daughters, Melinda, Melony and Ada Estes and Mahala PEREZ; two brothers, Roy D. Estes and Gerald Estes; one sister, Maxine DODSON and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father and one son.


October 31, 1985

PAYNE, Ollie
Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct 28 in the First Baptist Church of Crescent for Ollie Payne, 88, Crescent, who died Oct. 25 in Logan County Health Center. The Rev. Fred King officiated. Burial was in Oak View Cemetery near Lovell under the direction of Abernathy Funeral Home of Crescent.
Mrs. Payne was born Dec. 5, 1896 in Bonham, Texas to Ezra Countess and Mary RUSSEL. She married Grover Payne in 1912. She was a homemaker and a member of the Holiness Church of Guthrie.
Survivors include five sons, T.W. "Buck",  Wayne, Doyle, Tommy and Ralph; two daughters, Cleo , and Cletta; 37 grandchildren, 78 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1955, three sons and two daughters.


November 7, 1985

WEST, Nina Beth
Graveside rites are scheduled for Friday, Nov. 8, at 10 a.m. in Crescent Cemetery for Nina Beth West, 79, of Guthrie. The Rev. Dennis Clark will officiate.
Mrs. West was born Oct. 12, 1906 at Covington to Charles and Ada FAGER. She died Tuesday, Nov. 5 at Logan County Health Center.
She was a long time Crescent and Guthrie resident, and was a member of the First Christian Church of Crescent.
She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Ruth Lindley ELLIS; two nephews, J.V. Lindley and Max GOOD; one nieceand several great nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and one sister.
Services are directed by Smith Funeral Home of Guthrie.


November 21, 1985

PROSSER, Cecil Beatrice
Services for Cecil Beatrice Prosser were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Davis Funeral Home Chapel in Guthrie. The Rev. Dennis Clark officiated. Burial was in Crescent Cemetery under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.
Mrs. Prosser was born July 22, 1902, in Delaware Bend, Texas to Gano and Anna Lee DICK. She died Wednesday, Nov. 13 at Cole's Rest Haven in Guthrie.
She was a retired licensed practical nurse. She moved to Crescent in 1919 following her marriage to Verlin Prosser in 1918 in Crescent. She moved to Guthrie seven years ago from Crescent. She was a member of the First Christian Church.
She is survived by three sons, Francis, Wayne and Bobby; two daughter, Marian and Marie; one sister, Imogene FOSTER; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1945, her parents and one brother.


November 28, 1985

RENEGAR, Cleo
Funeral services for Cleo Renegar, 82, of Crescent, were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Abernathy Funeral Home Chapel in Crescent. The Rev. Thad Smotherman officiated. Burial was in Oakview Cemetery under the direction of Abernathy Funeral Home of Crescent.
Mrs Renegar was born Oct. 3, 1903 near Crescent. She died Friday, Nov. 22 in the Kingfisher Community Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, Bonnie; a son, Randy ; a brother, Van CARSON; a sister, Verna WILLIS and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, two sisters and her parents, Bessie (SEBRING) and Ivy CARSON.


November 14, 1985

SEBRING, Rosa F.
Services for Rosa F. Sebring, 86, of Crescent were held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11 in Abernathy Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Thad Smotherman officiated. Interment was in Crescent Cemetery under the direction Abernathy Funeral Home.
Mrs. Sebring was born March 9, 1889 at Merrick, Okla, the daughter of Forrest and Emma SAUER DUNHAM. She died Thrsday, Nov. 7 at Logan County Health Center in Guthrie.
She married Roy Dall Sebring in January, 1919 in the Columbia Community. He died Jan. 19, 1964.
She was a retired cook and retired owner of City Cafe in Crescent.
Survivors include one daughter, Norma; two brothers, Raymond DUNHAM and Lloyd Dunham; two sister, Hazel Bell GORDON and Jessie HARPER; one great-grandson
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and two grandchildren, Sheila Cox and Larry Wayne Cox.


December 19, 1985

MIZE, Hazel M.
Services for Hazel M. Mize, 87, were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Abernathy Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Allen Daniels officiating. Intement was in Crescent Cemetery under the direction of Abernathy Funeral Home.
Mrs. Mize, the daughter of John and Margaret LOVETT FARLEY, was born Jan. 6, 1898 in Crescent. She died Dec. 16 at Logan County Health Center.
She married Joel Herndon Mize on Dec. 16, 1917 in Crescent. He died Dec. 10, 1959. She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Crescent. She was a member of Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church of Crescent.
Survivors include four sisters, Ruth POLLARD, Emma JOHNSON, Laura Johnson,and Maude FRIDAY; and a sister-in-law, Wilnor FARLEY of Lindsay.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers and two sisters.
The family has suggested memorials be made to Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church.

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