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OKEMAH - Norma Jean HICKS was born July 19, 1939, in Okemah. She died December 10 1990, at the Creek Nation Community Hospital in Okemah. Funeral services were held December 13 at the Buckeye Creek Baptist Church. Officiating the service was Rev. Robert JONES and Rev. Jake MARSHAL. Burial was in the Ahfonke Cemetery.
She was married to Benson HICKS in November of 1962. No other information was given on her family or survivors.
OKMULGEE - Conner DICK was born March 16, 1907 in McIntosh County. He died December 5, 1990, in Muskogee. No information given in this issue of the funeral services or burial.
He was a retired carpenter and a member of Okmulgee Indian Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille DICK, in 1970; two sons, Billy DICK in 1985 and Benjamin DICK in 1952; two daughters, Sylvia DICK i n1985 and Elizabeth DICK in 1950.
EDITORS NOTE: Complete obituaries, including survivors from
the preceding obituaries, will be published in the February edition of The
Muscogee Nation News.
EARLSBORO - Wilburn Sonny WILEY was born September 26, 1920, near Dustin. He died January 27, 1991, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Oklahoma City. Funeral services were held January 30 at the Thleqarle Indian Baptist Church with Rev. George BUNNY and Rev. Richard Eastman WHITLOW officiating. No information was given on the place of interment.
He was a retired school superintendent, a former director of Indian Education for Oklahoma and a former executive director for Creek Nation. He was a member of the Glorietta Indian Baptist Church in Oklahoma City and the Masonic Lodge. He had been a pilot with the U.S. Air Force during World War II and was shot down and held as a prisoner of war in Germany for two years.
He was the son of Mose and Mariah Robison WILEY, both deceased. He married the former Billy Jean TAYLOR on September 26, 1939, in Dustin. She preceded him in death April 5, 1989. His survivors include his son, David Mose WILEY of Ada; his two daughters, Tresha BROCK of Oklahoma City and Patsy SCHMIDIKOFER of Earlsboro; two brothers, Louis Speedy WILEY of Tecumseh and Charles WILEY of Mannford; three sisters, Leatrice COACHMAN of Oklahoma City, Francis MILLER of Weleetka, and Etta Jean CONNERS of Washington, D.C.; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
SAPULPA - Bertha Louise JOHNSON was born April 27, 1935, in Okemah. She died January 18, 1991, at the Tulsa Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held January 22 at Little Quarsarty Church near Cromwell with Rev. Edward BEAR and Rev. Jimmy ALEXANDER officiating. Burial was in the Quarsarty Cemetery.
She was a member of the Cedar River Baptist Church in Holdenville. She was survived by her husband, Frank JOHNSON; her daughters, Donna JOHNSON, Francine POTS, Cynthia TAYLOR, Mattie JOHNSON, and Joy BARTON, all of Tulsa; brothers Mosey HARJO of Tulsa and Thomas HARJO of Sapulpa; a sister, Lucille KING of Holdenville; and 20 grandchildren.
TULSA - Charles Joseph WILSON was born March 8, 1941, in Claremore. He died January 19, 1991, at St. Francis Hospital. Funeral services were held January 23 at Little Cussetah Church with Rev. Willis KNIGHT and Mike HARJO officiating. No information was given on the place of interment.
He was survived by his sons, Freeland Douglas WILSON and Berry FARMER, both of Tulsa, Gregory WILSON of Pennsylvania; daughters Sabrina WILSON of CA, Tsianina WILSON of the Middle East, Madana MAKHANI of Tulsa, and Indra MAKHANI of New York; brothers Douglas FREEMAN of Sapulpa, and Michael WILSON of CA; sisters Beccy WHITETREE of KS, and Virginia LANDERAS of CA; and eight grandchildren.
OKEMAH - Mandy HARJO was born November 13, 1920, at Cromwell. She died January 19, 1991, at Mission Hill Hospital in Shawnee. Funeral services were held January 23 at First Baptist Church in Okemah with Rev. Willie Herrod and Rev. Jimmy ANDERSON officiating. [Burial was at Okemah Cemetery.]
She was a member of Little Quarsarty Baptist Church. She had been employed many years in the Bearden Post Office and as a teachers aide in the Bearden School System.
She was the daughter of Hannah and Alex HARJO, both deceased. She was survived by her husband, Rev. Roman HARJO; one son, Allen HARJO of Tulsa; four daughters, Norma DOUGLAS of Chandler, Nova CARPENTER of Layton, UT, Barbara COLLINS of Tulsa, and Cora BEAR of Holdenville; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
OKEMAH - Norma Jean HICKS was born July 19, 1939, in Okemah. She died December 10, 1990, at the Creek Nation Community Hospital. Funeral services were December 13 at Buckeye Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert JONES and Rev. Jake MARSHAL officiating. Burial was in the Ahfonke Cemetery.
She was married to Banson HICKS in November of 1962. He survives. Her other survivors include her six sons, Dewayne HICKS, Vernon HICKS, Michael HICKS, Hixton HICKS, Sherman HICKS and Simon HICKS, all of Ahfonke; her two daughters, Sherry Lynn HICKS of Okemah and Farrah Denice HICKS of Ahfonke; her mother Wessie GRAMMER of Okemah; two brothers, Ray GRAMMER of Okemah, and Jim HARJO of Seminole; one sister, Wanda LITTLE of Okemah; and five grandchildren.
OKMULGEE - Conner DICK was born March 16, 1907, in McIntosh County. He died December 5, 1990, in Muskogee. Funeral services were held December 10 at Okmulgee Indian Baptist Church, where he was a member, with Rev. Robert WASHINGTON officiating. Pallbearers were Willie RANDALL, Marvin LOWE, Amos HARJO, Sidney LEE, Frank HARJO, and Roley FRYE.
He was a retired carpenter. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille DICK, in 1979; two sons, Billy DICK in 1985, and Benjamin DICK in 1952; and two daughters, Sylvia DICK in 1985, and Elizabeth DICK in 1950. His survivors include his sons Joe DICK and Wallace DICK, both of Fresno, CA; his daughter, Emma EASTWOOD of Okay; 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
MUSKOGEE - Steven Eugene MARSHALL was born June 24, 1965, in Claremore. He died in December 1990 at his home. No death day was given. Funeral services were held December 27 at Hickory Ground No. 1 Baptist Church with Rev. Mitchell TAYLOR officiating. Pallbearers were Ronald BUTLER, Wesley BUTLER, Paul HARJO, Bruce HARJO, Robert MANLEY and Buddy MANLEY. Interment was in the Gambler Family Cemetery.
He was a member of Hillabee Baptist Church. He is survived by his mother, Lee MANLEY of Muskogee; his father, Eugene MARSHALL of Muskogee; his maternal grandparents, Martin and Minnie MANLEY of Checotah; his paternal grandmother, Goldie MARSHALL of Tulsa; four brothers, Gerald MARSHALL of Tulsa, Bobby MARSHALL, T.J. MARSHALL, and Clayton MARSHALL, all of the home; and three sisters, Eugenia MARSHALL of Tulsa, Sharon MARSHALL and Janessa MARSHALL, both of the home.
OKEMAH - Polly Tvkse Ann Barnett BERRYHILL was born August 23, 1916, in Okemah. She died February 22, 1991. Funeral services were held February 25 at the Springfield Methodist Church in Okemah with the Rev. John LOWE and Joe TIGER officiating. Pallbearers were Billy BARNETT, Clarence YAHOLA, Phil JACKSON, David BARNETT, Ronnie WILLIAMS and George WILLIAMS. Burial was at the Barnett family cemetery near Weleetka.
Those surviving here include her two brothers, Hixie BARNETT and Walter BARNETT; her sister, Lasinda BARNETT; her daughter, Mary Barnett MARTIN; her son, David Allen SIOUX; three half brothers, James BARNETT, Jesse BARNETT and Hulley BARNETT; grandchildren Teresa Ann MARTIN, Steven Craig MARTIN, Terri Lynn MARTIN, Michael Don MARTIN and Steve THOMAS.
OKMULGEE - Togo Micco BERRYHILL was born February 22, 1911, in Okmulgee. He died February 14, 1991. Wake services were held February 18 followed by funeral services on February 19 at the Newtown Methodist Church. Officiating the service was Rev. George BRUNER. Pallbearers were Frank STARR, Bill JONES, Johnny WILSON, Jerry WILSON, Dave POWELL, Curtis SIMMERS and Russell POWELL. Interment was in the Tallahassee Cemetery.
He was a retired minister and chairman at Tallahassee Methodist Church, where he was a member. He had been a medic stationed in New Guinea during World War II.
He was survived by his wife, Lilly BERRYHILL, of the home; one son, Alfred BERRYHILL of Okmulgee; one grandson, Gregory Allan BERRYHILL of Okmulgee; and one great grandson, Kenneth BERRYHILL of Okmulgee.
WELEETKA - Robert Lee SCOTT was born July 24, 1915, in Weleetka. He died February 11, 1991, at a Tulsa hospital. Funeral services were held February 14 at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Weleetka with Rev.Mike KENNEDY officiating. Masonic rites were conducted at Weleetka Lodge No. 214.
He was a retired construction worker, a member of the Howell Memorial Methodist Church in Dickson, TX, a Mason at Lodge No. 214 in Weleetka, and a member at Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of Galveston, TX, and the Carpenters Union.
He is survived by his wife, Geraldine SCOTT of the home; a son, Gary SCOTT of the home; two daughters, Delorus PACK of Hope, AR, and Linda SCOTT of the home; three brothers, Dr. Taylor SCOTT of Stillwater, Joe Mack SCOTT of Galena, KS, and Mason Henry SCOTT of Dewar; three sisters, June GREEN of Savanna (GA?), Jean SAWATZKY of Phoenix, AZ, and Darlene McELYEA of Weleetka; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, other relative and friends.
OKMULGEE - Jonas John HAYNES was born March 25, 1934, in Henryetta. He died February 12, 1991, in Okmulgee. Funeral services were held February 14, 1991, Shurden Chapel in Henryetta with Rev. Larry CHESSER officiating. Pallbearers were Felix HAYNES, Jay HAYNES, Donald SMITH, Andy TECUMSEH, Gerald SMITH and Robert SMITH. No information was given on the place of interment.
He was a retired maintenance worker. He married the former Wanda NEWSOM in 1989. She survives. His other survivors include his three sons, Randy HAYNES of Sapulpa, Jonas HAYNES of Idaho, and James Haynes of Okmulgee; his six daughters, Angie HAYNES, Laura HAYNES, Sharmaine HAYNES, Michelle HAYNES, Kathy HAYNES, and Lynetta HAYNES; his mother, Annie HAYNES of Okmulgee; two brothers, Felix HAYNES of Okmulgee and Daniel HAYNES of Tulsa; four sisters, Marie CONLEY and Elouise BEAVER, both of Okmulgee, Cindy SMITH of Weleetka and Louise TECUMSEH of Twin Hills; eight grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
WICHITA, KS - William RIDDLE was born December 21, 1922, in Huttonville. He died February 3, 1991. Graveside services were held February 7at Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Air Force Chaplain David Johnson officiating. Pallbearers were the U.S. Army Guard, Fort Riley, KS. Honorary pallbearers were William A. RIDDLE, Traina RIDDLE, Calvin MARTIN, Gary GEORGE, Woxie LYDAY and Gabe LYDAY.
He had served in the U.S. Army for 28 years and retired as a first sargeant. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Naomi RIDDLE, a brother, Prentis RIDDLE, and sisters, Lillian RIDDLE and Phibbie RIDDLE. His survivors included his sons, William RIDDLE of Wichita, KS, and Traina RIDDLE of Laguna Beach, CA; his two daughters, Leah GEORGE and Sabrina MARTIN, both of Grand Forks Air Force Base, ND; brothers Cab RIDDLE of Kansas City MO, Haskell LYDAY, Woxie LYDA and Gabe LYDAY, all of Wichita, KS, Cecil LYDAY of Rockville, MD; sisters Ardena JOHNSON and Maxine WILLIAMS, both of Wichita, KS, Hazel ELBERT of Bowie, MD, and Sophie LYDAY of Charleston, VA; three grandchildren, Alexandria MARTIN, Emmanuel MARTIN, and William M. RIDDLE.
OKMULGEE - Charles LANDSBERRY was born December 3, 1955, in Henryetta. He died February 18, 1991. Funeral services were held at the Shurden Chapel in Henryetta with Richard SCHMUCK officiating. No information was given on the place of interment.
He was a retired carpenter. He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert LANDSBERRY. He is survived by his parents, Jack A. LANDSBERRY, Jr., and Gladys LANDSBERRY of Okmulgee; his sisters, Linda SCHMUCK of Spiro, Helen LEE of Tulsa, and Mary TAYLOR of Okmulgee; his brothers, Barney INGRAM, Jack LANDSBERRY, Jr., and Alvin LANDSBERRY, all of Okmulgee, Gary LANDSBERRY of Sapulpa, Steven LANDSBERRY of Henryetta, and Kasey Kyle FOSTER of Konawa.
DUSTIN - Jim B. Harjo was born September 29, 1913, in Wetumka. He died February 20, 1991. Funeral services were held February 23 at High Springs Baptist Church. Pallbearers were John Nelson THOMAS, Lloyd THOMAS, Wendy WIND, Richard ANDERSON, George COSER and Wayne COSER. Interment was in the Wind Family Cemetery.
He was a retired civil servant worker. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lena Wind HARJO; his parents, John and Peggy HARJO; one daughter, Connie Lynn HARJO; and one brother, Duke HARJO. He was survived by his wife Mildred HARJO of the home; his five sons, Duke HARJO and Norman HARJO, both of Sapulpa, Jim B. HARJO, Jr., and Francis HARJO, both of Okmulgee, and John HARJO of Denver, CO; one stepson, David BIRDCREEK of Rogers, AR; one step-daughter, Beverly SULLIVAN of Tulsa; two sisters, Bernice THOMAS and Helen BUNNY, both of Okmulgee; 11 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
DUSTIN - Albert Lee FISH was born March 24, 1944, in Tahlequah. He died February 20, 1991, at his home. Funeral services were held February 22 at the Merritt Funeral Service Cottage Chapel with the Rev.John RILEY officiating. Pallbearers were Ray FISH, Roy FISH, Bobby PATTERSON, and Donald FISH. Interment was in the Fish Family Cemetery near Dustin.
He joined the U.S. Marines in 1965 and served 18 months in Vietnam. He left the service after four years, returned to Oklahoma and was employed as a carpenter until his death.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Redbird and Betty FISH. He is survived by his six brothers, Ray FISH and Bill FISH, Jr., both of Dustin, Roy FISH of Morris, Donald FISH of Hanna, Ronald FISH of Oklahoma City, and Frank FISH of Wetumka; his two sisters, Linda PATTERSON of Morris and Mary FISH of Oklahoma City.
OKMULGEE - Isaac DEERE was born May 15, 1900, in Okmulgee County. He died March 27, 1991, in St. Johns Hospital in Tulsa. Funeral servicers were held March 20 (30?) at Montezuma Baptist Church in Okemah with Rev. Kyle TAYLOR and Rev. Willis KNIGHT officiating. Pallbearers were Gary PICKETT, William SHADE, Wesley SHADE, Roger WATERDOWN, Ronnie PROCTOR and Sean DEERE. Honorary pallbearers were Lynn HOGAN, Jimmy DEERE, and Dean DEERE. Burial was in the Montezuma Cemetery.
He was retired from Okmulgee Glass Company. He was preceded in death by one son, Eunice DEERE. He was married to Selee ROBERTS on May 1, 1931, in Okemah. She survives. His other survivors include one daughter, Lula Mae MESSER of Okmulgee; three sons, Tom DEERE and Sammy DEERE, both of Badland, TX, and Wilson DEERE of Liberty Mounds; nieces Rhoda BURGESS, Ruth GAMBLE, Josephine MORGAN, Lorine CHICK, and Marion DAVIS; nephews, Little Joe SMITH, Big Joe SMITH, Eddie SMITH and Sam SMITH; 18 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren.
OKMULGEE - Harold LONG was born November 11, 1931, in Okemah. He died February 26, 1991. Graveside funeral services were held March 1 at the Salt Creek Cemetery in the Wilson Community with the Rev. Bill EVANS officiating.
He worked in the ranching and oil field business. He was survived by his wife, Juanita LONG of the home; his three sons, Bobby LONG of Morris, Ricky LONG of Okmulgee, and Harold LONG, Jr., of Wilson; his five daughters, Joyce BUNYARD of Okmulgee, Kathy KRASCH of Muskogee, Darlene CREASON of Haydenville, Renee MAHAN of the Wilson community, and Kristy LONG of the home; three sisters, Clois COLE of Beggs, Lizzie Mae STARKLEY of Okmulgee, and Arlene STARKEY of Okemah; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
OKEMAH - Edward Lee DAVIS was born September 14, 1944, at Claremore. He died March 15, 1991, in Oklahoma City. Funeral services were held March 20 at Little Quarsarty Baptist Church near Okemah, with Rev. Jake MARSHALL, Rev. Ray TAINPEAH and Rev. ANDERSON officiating. No information was given on the place of interment.
He was a U.S. Marine veteran who served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was a member of Little Quarsarty Baptist Church and Thlopthlocco Tribal Town. He was the son of Wilson DAVIS and Rosa Mae Berryhill DAVIS. His father survives and lives in Shawnee. His other survivors include his five sisters, Dorothy DAVIS of Shawnee, Virginia TIGER of Holdenville, Vera WHITLOCK and Gloria JOSHUA, both of Oklahoma City, and Linda WEST of Locust Grove; his three brothers, Jeff DAVIS of Ada, Charley DAVIS of Sapulpa, and David JOHNSON of Oklahoma City; and a host of nieces and nephews.
HENRYETTA - Thompson Henry LARNEY was born October 20, 1916, in Okmulgee County. He died April 19, 1961, in Henryetta. Funeral services were held April 23, 1991, in Shurden Chapel. Burial was in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Weleetka.
He was retired from the City of Weleetka. He was a member of the Honey Creek Methodist Church and a World War II veteran.
He was survived by his father, Mitchell LARNEY of Weleetka; three brothers, Richard W. LARNEY of Henryetta, Samuel Lee LARNEY of El Monte, CA, and James F. LARNEY of Auburn, CA; two sisters, Charlotte F. SYDEN of Irving, TX, and Josephine K. NOAH of Weleetka.
OKEMAH - Cainey ROBERTS, Sr., was born February 10, 1905, in Indian Territory. He died April 9, 1991, in the Creek Nation Community Hospital. A wake service was held April 11 at Shurden Chapel in Henryetta. Funeral services were held April 13 at Nuyaka Indian Baptist Church, where he was a member. Officiating the service was Rev. Willis KNIGHT. Burial was in the Roberts Family Cemetery.
He was a retired rancher of Okfuskee County. He was the son of Kendall and Mary ROBERTS, both deceased. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mary LEITKA, in 1980. He married Stella PIERCE on May 19, 1938, in Okemah. She survives. He was also survived by four daughters, Patty FACTOR, Judy ROBERTS, Patsy PIGEON, and Louise MCNAC, all of Okemah; two grandsons that Cainey and Stella adopted and raised, Joe LEITKA of Okemah and Chris LEITKA of the U.S. Army in Fort Leonard Wood, MO; one brother, Stanley ROBERTS; three sisters, Elsie ROBERTS and Selee DEERE, both of Okmulgee, and Ina HICKS of Okemah; 20 grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.
TULSA - Daniel Edward CHILDERS was born September 3, 1933, in Wewoka. He died April 15, 1991. Funeral services were April 18 at Ninde Garden Chapel in Tulsa. No information was given on the place of interment.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran who served in the Korean Conflict. He was a salesman with Ramsey Chevrolet and a long time deacon on First Christian Church.
His survivors include his wife, Maxine CHILDERS, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Christie Dianne and Warren SINGLETON of Bentonville, AR; a son and daughter-in-law, Mark Edward and Brenda CHILDERS of Broken Arrow; two brothers, Victor F. CHILDERS of Tulsa, and Kenneth L. CHILDERS of Glenpool; two sisters, Barbara Jean GILLESPIE of Coweta, and Joyce Ann BEAR of Tahlequah; three grandsons, Michael Sean SINGLETON and Patrick Daniel SINGLETON, both of Bentonville, AR, and Aaron Edward CHILDERS of Broken Arrow; an uncle, John WILLIAMS of Albuquerque, NM; an aunt, Ethel PITTMAN of Eufaula; and many nieces and nephews.
OKMULGEE - James HELTON was born November 10, 1926, in Sapulpa. He died April 16, 1991. Funeral services were held April 19 at Smith Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jonas PARTRIDGE officiating. Burial was in the South Heights Cemetery.
He attended Lone Star and Euchee Mission Indian School in Sapulpa. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and received the Army of Occupation Medal and Victory Medal. He also served in the Korean Conflict. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Okmulgee. He moved to the Creek Nation Elderly Housing Complex in 1981.
His survivors include one daughter, Sharon HARRIS of Okmulgee; a brother, Newman HELTON of Sapulpa; three sisters, Wanda CHAVEZ of Naples, IL, Catherine EVANS of Kiefer, and Mildred BETTIS of Tucson, AZ; and three grandchildren.
OKMULGEE - Sarah BRUNER was born April 16, 1899, in Stonebluff, Indian Territory. She died April 16, 1991 in Okmulgee. Funeral services were held April 19 in the Concharty Indian Methodist Church with the Rev. Newman FRANK officiating. Burial was in the Bruner Family Cemetery.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Daniel BARNETT and Samaria Colbert BARNETT, her husband, Edward BRUNER, in 1957, and a son, Walter BARNETT, in 1989. She is survived by her daughter, Louvinia BRUNER of Okmulgee; two sons, Miller BRUNER and Robert BRUNER, both of Okmulgee; a half-sister, Kizzie MILLER of Stonebluff; three grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
CHECOTAH - Lou Ella BARNETT was born February 20, 1919, in Checotah. She died April 3, 1991. Funeral services were held April 5 in the First Baptist Church of Checotah, where she was a member. Officiating the service was Rev. Elbert SMITH. Pallbearers were George SMITH, Harold BACON, Stanley McINTOSH, Calvin JONES, Ken JETTON, and Clarence McGEHEE. Burial was in the Greenlawn Cemetery.
She was a retired junior chemist from Phillips Petroleum Company and a retired bookkeeper from Panhandle Bank and Trust of Borger, TX. She was a member of Canadian River Gem and Mineral Society, various square dancing clubs and the First Baptist Church of Checotah. She was the daughter of Marshall D. and Jeanetta McIntosh TOWNSEND, both deceased. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Beryl B. BARNETT, Sr., on February 1, 1989. Her survivors include her daughter, Marsha K. McGEHEE of Borger, TX; one brother, Yahola TOWNSEND of Checotah; three sisters, Wanema PRIDDY of Checotah, Lahoma CAMPBELL of Ft. Worth, TX, and Helena PATMAN of New Orleans; one granddaughter, Marisa Beryl BARNETT of Houston, TX; and two grandsons, Michael McGEHEE and Kristopher McGEHEE, both of Borger.
EUFAULA - Phippie McCOMBS was born January 30, 1915, at Eufaula. She died March 29, 1991. A song service was conducted March 31 at Blacks Funeral Home Chapel with funeral services following on April 1 at Tuskegee Indian Baptist Church, where she was a member. Officiating the service were Rev. Rudolph COLBERT and Rev. Charles THOMPSON. Pallbearers were Jack BELCHER, Tom McCOMBS, Taylor PHILLIPS, Byar BEAVER, Gary COLBERT and Perry McCOMBS. Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery.
She attended school at Deeres Chapel. She was active in the Senior Citizens Center and with the Muscogee-Wichita-Seminole Assembly committee for 30 years.
She was the daughter of James and Susan Poloky CHARLES, both deceased. She was also preceded in death by three half sisters, Rhoda BARNETT, Christine FRANCIS and Lena DEERE; and two brothers, Rufus CHARLES and Sam CHARLES. She married James McCOMBS in September 1941 in Eufaula. He survives. Her other survivors include one sister, Mable JONES of Muskogee; and numerous nieces and nephews.
MOUNDS - Konzie BIGHEAD, Jr. was born October 22, 1931, in Mounds. She died in April 1991. No day of death was given. Funeral services were held in the Pickett Chapel Indian Methodist Church, where he was a member. Officiating the service were Rev. Thomas LONG and Mike HARJO. Burial was in the Woodland Cemetery in Sand Springs.
He attended Chilocco School and Liberty High School. He was a painter, had served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict, and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.
His survivors include his wife, Louise BIGHEAD; stepdaughters, Marie FOSHEE and Connie BUETNER, both of Amarillo, Tommie DEARMAN of Midland, TX, and Priscilla MASON of Sand Springs; stepsons, Chester LEWIS of Sand Springs, and Carl LEWIS of Kansas City; a sister, Mae TULSA of Mounds; and 18 grandchildren.
WETUMKA - Lillie Mae HARJO was born September 6, 1909, near Okmulgee. She died March 25, 1991, at the Creek Nation Community Hospital in Okemah. Funeral services were held March 29 at Sand Creek Baptist Church, where she was a member. No information was given on the place of interment.
She was a retired baker and homemaker. She was employed for several years by the Lassen Hotel in Wichita, KS. She spent the last several years in Wetumka. She served for many years in the Sand Creek church as Sunday School teacher.
She was the daughter of Aaron and Miley Johnson YARHOLA, both deceased. Her husband, Albert (Mongey) HARJO, also preceded her in death on September 26, 1989. She was survived by her two sons, Glenn HARJO of Wichita and Gene HARJO of Ada; and her daughter, Delores MAMBI of the home; 13 grandchildren, along with several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
WETUMKA - Robinson SMITH was born July 23, 1923, at Carson. He died March 31, 1991, at the Wetumka General Hospital. Funeral services were held April 4 at Middle Creek Baptist Church No. 1, where he was a member. Officiating the service was Rev. James WESLEY. No information was given on the place of interment.
He was raised and attended school in the Carson community. He entered the U.S. Army in 1943 and served during World War II before his discharge in 1946. He re-enlisted in 1950 and served in the Korean Conflict before his discharge in 1952. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 539 in Henryetta. He was employed by the Middle Creek Ranch for 18 years and also the Seminole Nation, through its public health division, as a construction inspector. He served as a Deacon at the Middle Creek church.
He was the son of Joe and Nola Bruner SMITH, both deceased. Also preceding him in death were a son, Robinson SMITH, Jr., in 1953, and a daughter, Jeanetta McCOY, in January 1991. His survivors include three sons, Michael SMITH and Timothy SMITH, both of Dustin, and Mark SMITH of Wetumka; a daughter, Monica SPEARMAN of Alderson; a sister, Minnie LONG of Holdenville; 12 grandchildren, four great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
EUFAULA - Austin Buddy BARNETT, Jr., was born October 9, 1951, at Talihina. He died March 4, 1991. No information was given on the date or place of the funeral or interment.
He graduated from Hanna High School in 1970, entered the U.S. Air Force and served in Korea until 1974. He was employed as a welder. He was a member of Hillabee Baptist Church.
He was the son of Austin and Mamie Tiger BARNETT, both deceased. He was survived by his four daughters, Nicole BARNETT, Ashley BARNETT and Sherrie BARNETT, both of Coweta, and Amie Lynn BARNETT of Okmulgee; three sisters, Augusta ANDERSON of Holdenville, Evangeline CRAIG of Cherokee, NC, and Jenice JONES of Eufaula; seven brothers, Benjamin BARNETT of Okmulgee, Franklin BARNETT, Anthony BARNETT, and Paul BARNETT, all of Eufaula, Charles BARNETT of Coweta, Elliot BARNETT of Henryetta, and Keith BARNETT of Morris; his maternal grandmother, Sarah HARJO of Okmulgee; two aunts, Maxine BARNETT of Eufaula and Edna MITCHELL of Henryetta; three uncles, Edmond BARNETT of Dustin, Tom TIGER of Oklahoma City, and John TIGER of Henryetta.
BROKEN ARROW - Lemuel MCINTOSH was born August 12, 1929, in Broken Arrow. He died April 21, 1991, at Claremore Indian Hospital. Information on the date and place of the funeral and interment was not given. Pallbearers were Jesse MCINTOSH, Jr., Jimmy MCINTOSH, Paul MCINTOSH, Jr., Barney MCINTOSH, Shawn JAMES, Larry NOBLE, and Billy BROWN.
He graduated from Broken Arrow High School in 1949 where he won recognition for outstanding achievements in football and baseball. He attended Bacone College in Muskogee and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was employed with the Tulsa County Highway Department for 35 years. He was a lifetime member of the Haikey Chapel United Methodist Church.
He was the son of Rev. Ben McINTOSH and Ella McINTOSH, both deceased. He married the former Betty DRAKE in 1955. She survives. His other survivors include his son, Wayne Sonny MCINTOSH; his daughter, Lynne McIntosh PHILLIPS; three grandchildren, Brandy, Brandon, and Shauna (no last names given); four brothers, Murphy MCINTOSH, Jesse MCINTOSH, Ben Luke MCINTOSH, and Paul MCINTOSH; and many nieces and nephews.
HENRYETTA - Paul SIMMER was born April 3, 1905, in Weleetka. He died April 19, 1991, in Henryetta. Funeral services were April 23 at the First Freewill Baptist Church, where he was a member. The service was officiated by Rev. Kenneth MAJOR. Burial was in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Weleetka.
He was a construction work. His survivors include his wife, Mary SIMMER of the home, his son, William SIMMER of Modesto, CA; two grandsons, one granddaughter, one great grandson, one great granddaughter and two step-daughters.
LAWRENCE, KS - Gregory Gregg Allen SEVIER was born July 23, 1968, in Tahlequah. He died April 21, 1991, at his home in Lawrence, KS. Funeral services were held April 24 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence with the Rev. Robert PINEZADDLEBY officiating. Burial was in the Pearl Sevier family lot in Hitchita, OK.
He attended grade school and junior high in Lawrence and was a 1988 graduate of Sequoyah High School in Tahlequah. He was self employed.
He is survived by his parents, Willie and Orene Watson SEVIER, of Lawrence; two sisters, Judy Sevier HOFFMAN and Julie Sevier GUDENKAUF, both of Lawrence; his grandmothers, Ora WATSON of Watson, OK, and Pearl SEVIER of Hitchita, OK; one niece and one nephew.
JENKS - Norman H. GREGORY was born April 1, 1908, near Jenks. He died May 25, 1991, in Jenks. Funeral services were held May 28 at Jenks United Methodist Church, where he was a member. Burial was at South Heights Cemetery in Sapulpa.
He was a BA graduate of Central State College at Edmond and earned a masters degree from the University of North Dakota. He was an educator with the Bureau of Indian Affairs for 30 years, serving Indian schools in North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska and ended his career as area director of education for Indian schools in those three states. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.
He was the son of Noah G. and Carrie E. GREGORY, both deceased. In 1932, he was married to Katherine WILSON who preceded him in death. His survivors include his current wife, Maxine GREGORY, of Jenks; a sister, Clemmie DeGARIMORE of Tulsa; his two daughters, Norman Katherine OVERSTREET of Mount Vernon, WA, and Ree GREENWOOD of Atchison, KS; three step-children, Bette KENNEDY, Tom EDMISTON and Robert EDMISTON, both of Jenks; 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
HANNA - Amos DEO was born June 17, 1900, in McIntosh County, Indian Territory. He died May 30, 1991, at his home in Hanna. Funeral services were held June 3 at the Weogufkee Indian Baptist Church in Hanna, where he was a member. Officiating were Rev. Jimmy ANDERSON, Rev. Rudolph COLBERT, and Rev. Willie HERROD. Burial was in the Weogufkee Cemetery under the direction of Merritt Funeral Service, Eufaula Chapel.
He attended Bacone College. He worked for McDonald-Douglas Aircraft during World War II and drove for Yellow Cab of Tulsa. He also had worked for the Colorado Oil Fields and was a retired farmer. He was active in his church and at various times served as BYPU usher in 1935, deacons helper in 1937, and was ordained a full deacon in 1954 at Wekiwa. He was a member of the Deep Fork Community Action program for several years and served as a Creek National Councilman.
He was the son of Thomas and Nancy DEO, both deceased. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Margie DEO, and his son, John DEO. He was married to Ada SIMMONS on March 13, 1926. She survives. His other survivors include one son, Thomas J. DEO of Hanna; two foster daughters, Amy BRUNER of Holdenville and Susie HARJO of the home; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
MAGDELENA, NM - Youman LASLEY was born November 30, 1933, in Hanna, OK. He died April 27, 1991, at his home in Magdelena, NM. Funeral services were May 3 at St. Mary Magdelene in Magdelena. No information was given on the place of interment.
He is survived by his wife Lupe LASLEY and son Irean LASLEY, both of the home; two brothers, Monroe LASLEY of Kansas City, MO, and Jimmy LASLEY of Red Lake, MN; two sisters, Mattie THOMAS and Rose KELLY, both of Okmulgee; and one aunt, Judy PROCTOR of Hanna.
MUSKOGEE - Myrtle G. MEARES was born March 31, 1901, in Muskogee, Indian Territory. She died June 30, 1991, in a Muskogee nursing home. Funeral services were July 1 with Rev. Phil WARE officiating. The place for the funeral was not given. Pallbearers were Don PETERS, Ed LOWRY, Lynn NOLEN, Calvin MOORE and Tommy GOODSON. Burial was in Greenhill cemetery.
She was a retired Bureau of Indian Affairs employee and the daughter of James and Stella Tiger EVANS, both deceased. She was survived by her two sons, James MEARERS of Tulsa and Cecil MEARERS of Huntsville, TX; her daughter, Iris EBY of Stillwater; five grandchildren; two sisters, Phidelta NEAL of Beggs and Arletta ANDERSON of Oklahoma City.
Depew - Lodie Tiger BARNETT was born July 23, 1929, at Depew. She died July 1, 1991, at Bristow Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held July 3 at Mutteloke Methodist Church, where she was a member. Officiating the services was Rev. George MILLER, assisted by Rev. Jerry BAKER. Burial was at the Barnett Family Cemetery.
She graduated from Haskell Institute in Lawrence, KS, and was retired in 1988 from Union Schools in Tulsa where she had worked eight years in the maintenance department.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Hattie Sue BARNETT, and a son, Steve William BARNETT. She was married to Jacob BARNETT in Bristow in 1954. He survives. Her other survivors include her four daughters, Mary BAILEY and Ramona DAVIS, both of Depew, Patty McCLELLEN of Shawnee, and Juanita WASSON of Glenpool; her five sons, Calarney ROWE and Jacob BARNETT, Jr., both of Depew, Jack ROWE and Raymond BARNETT, both of Sapulpa, and Frank LOWE of Oklahoma City; a brother, Steve TIGER of Depew; 24 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
BIXBY - Benjamin Madison BROWN was born November 4, 1927, in Bixby. He died July 19, 1991, in Bristow. Funeral services were July 22 at Smith Funeral Chapel with Rev. Thomas LONG officiating. Pallbearers were Daniel WOLFE, Ronald HILL, Tommy TIGER, Russell HILL, Howard HOLLOWAY, Jr., Donnie HERRING and Craig CASSADY. Honorary pallbearers were Kenneth TIGER, Darrell TIGER, Timothy BROWN, Bill GIBSON, Mike HAMMER, Luther TIGER, Abe TIGER, Luther TIGER, Jr., Kevin TIGER, Michael HAMMAR, Jeff HAMMAR, Howard HOLLOWAY, Sr., Robert E. TIGER, Cecil TIGER, Leo WOLFE, W. C. TIGER, Jim R. GIBSON, Paul TIGER, Jr., and Arnold GIBSON. Burial was in the South Heights Cemetery, with military honors performed by Sapulpa veterans organizations.
He was a laborer and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a Baptist. He is survived by his sisters Celia YOWELL of Bristow, and Gertrude JOHN of Sapulpa.
OKMULGEE - Richard David FACTOR, 41, (b. around 1950) died September 7, 1991, at Okmulgee Memorial Hospital. No date or place of birth was given. Funeral services were August 10 at Okmulgee Indian Baptist Church with Rev. Robert WASHINGTON and Rev. Mitchell TAYLOR officiating. Pallbearers were Gerald RABBIT, Jerry ROBERTS, Ivan BEAR, Rusty POWELL, Ricky POWELL, Virgil HARRY, Leonard BERRYHILL , and Michael MCNAC. Honorary pallbearers were Linnie MCNAC, Lindall BERRYHILL, Richard BEAVER and Larry BEAR. Burial was in the Butler Creek cemetery.
He was a tree trimmer. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph FACTOR; his grandmothers, Cinda HILL and Lucy Coffey MCNAC, and his grandfather, Joseph MCNAC, Sr. He married Emma Jean STARR at Okmulgee Indian Baptist Church on October 18, 1990. She survives. He is also survived by his mother, Lee Ella McNac FRYE of Okmulgee; three sons, William PHILLIPS of Morris, Shannon W. STARR of Morris, and John BILLIE, Jr., of Morris; three daughters, Cheryl Linnette FACTOR of Oklahoma City, Latrisha Ranae FACTOR of Okmulgee, Jessinna MARIE of Okmulgee; six brothers, Luther Bunny FACTOR, Joseph Leon FACTOR, Johnny Ray FACTOR, and Mose FACTOR, all of Okmulgee, and Dean FACTOR and David FACTOR, both of Tulsa; Five sisters, Linda SCOTT of Holdenville, Doris ROAN HORSE of Rockville, MD, Gloria LOWE of Tulsa, Sara FIELDS of Shawnee, and Bonnie FACTOR of Okmulgee; three uncles, Joseph MCNAC, Jr., of Jenks, Billy SAMPSON of Okmulgee, Billy Joe MCNAC of Stilwell; one aunt, Joan HARRY of Hector; and two nieces, Kim HARRY and Stephanie HARRY.
OKMULGEE - Marshall GRAYSON was born March 28, 1907, in the Wilson community. He died June 11, 1991. Funeral services were held in McClendon Chapel with the Rev. Tom CRUMP officiating. No information was given on the place of interment.
He was retired from Eagle Pitcher Smelter in 1969 after 30 years of employment. He was a Mason at Tulledge Lodge No 201 in Henryetta and received his 50 year pin in April. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Henryetta.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Pansy Griffin GRAYSON, in 1980; one son, Micco Wayne GRAYSON in 1936; three sisters and one brother. His survivors include his wife Suda GRAYSON of Okmulgee; his three daughters, Jona Loy RADE of Okmulgee, Alice Videlle INGRAM of Broken Arrow, and Gayla Denise GRAHAM of Chandler; step-children, Michael J. TAYLOR of Katy, TX, and Carol N.CORNELL of Albuquerque, NM; a brother, Wilson GRAYSON of LeGrange, TX; a sister, Mame CAMERON of Oklahoma City; grandchildren, Tami OBRIEN, Tanya RADE, Todd INGRAM, Dana INGRAM, and Brian GRAHAM; eight step-grandchildren and four step great grandchildren.
OKEMAH - Florence E. Dunson MCELROY was born November 17, 1924, in Okemah. She died July 17, 1991, at her home south of Okemah. Wake services were held July 19 at Webbs Funeral (Home) followed by graveside services at Highland Cemetery with Rev. Ray McGILBRAY officiating.
She attended school in Wewoka, Bearden and Haskell Institute. She was an active member of Thlopthlocco United Methodist Church south of Okemah and of the American Legion Auxiliary in Okemah for many years.
She was the daughter of Rev. Thomas and Susie Walker DUNSON, both deceased. She was preceded in death by her brother Frank DUNSON, and her sister, Lucille DUNSON. She was married to Paul R.McELROY on November 9, 1952, and they lived for 30 years in Tempe, AZ, before returning to Okemah in 1985. Her survivors include her husband, of the home; four children, Kathy SMITH and Thomas Dunson MCELROY of San Diego, CA, Paul R. MCELROY, Jr., of Phoenix, AZ, and Julie Virginia SPEER of Middletown, RI; six grandchildren, Jessica, Maggie, Claira and Natalie SMITH, Anthony MCELROY, and Casey Tyler SPEER; brothers, Rev. Earl DUNSON of Glenpool, and Jonas DUNSON and Gene DUNSON of Wetumka; sisters Agnes CANARD and Virginia WEBB, both of Okemah, and Kathryn SCOTT of Concord, CA.
OKEMAH - Wanda Jean WIND was born January 15, 1923, in Henryetta. She died September 30, 1991, at her home in rural Okemah. Wake services were held at the Merritt Cottage Chapel on October 1, with funeral services following on October 2 at the High Springs Baptist Church south of Okemah, where she was a member. The services were officiated by Rev. Daniel WIND. Pallbearers were Carl NOON, Travis WIND, Thomas WIND, Timothy WIND, Vincent LOPEZ and James BENDER. Burial was in the High Springs Cemetery.
She served the High Spring church for 15 years as treasurer and for many years as pianist, womans leader and Sunday School teacher. She also served in the Muscogee-Seminole-Wichita Association as GA director, child care director and in other MSW programs. She also had been a kindergarten aid with the Butner School System, and supervisor of the day care center for Creek Nation.
She was the daughter of James and Mattie HARJO. Her father preceded her in death. Her mother survives. She was married to Daniel D. WIND on June 4, 1946 at Independence, KS. He also survives. Her other survivors include her three sons, Allan WIND of Shawnee, Daniel WIND of Tahlequah, and James WIND of Okemah; her two daughters, Dee LOPEZ of Shawnee, and Loretta NOON of Okemah; two brothers, Eugene HARJO of Oklahoma City, and Joseph HARJO of Weleetka; two sisters, Josephine WIND of Wetumka, and Bernice SEALY of Okemah; 15 grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.
MUSKOGEE - Rev. Billy WASHINGTON was born October 16, 1927, in Henryetta. He died September 28, 1991, at the Muskogee Regional Medical Center. Funeral services were held September 30 in Butler Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Harley BARNOSKI officiating. Pallbearers were Derrick WASHINGTON, Spencer WILKINSON, Jr., Chris WASHINGTON, Robert WASHINGTON, Arrow WILKINSON and Curtis KENNEY. Burial was in the Butler Creek Cemetery.
He was retired from the City of Muskogee after 34 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Martha WASHINGTON, a brother, Solomon Lee WASHINGTON, and a sister, Louanna WASHINGTON. He is survived by his wife Susie WASHINGTON, whom he married September 9, 1949 at Ft. Smith, AR; his three sons, Michael Matthew WASHINGTON, Billy WASHINGTON, Jr., and James Keith WASHINGTON; his two daughters, Cynthia Kay GRAVES and Pamela ADAIR; a brother, Robert WASHINGTON of Okmulgee; two sisters, Darlene BUCKNER of Henryetta, and Stella DAVIS of Muskogee; and eight grandchildren.
SHAWNEE - Wallace FIXICO was born April 16, 1918, in Holdenville. He died September 21, 1991, at the U.S. Veterans Administration Hospital in Oklahoma City. Funeral services were held September 25 at the Seminole Indian Baptist Church with Rev. Bryant JESSE and Rev. Leon POSTOAK officiating. Pallbearers were R.C. JONES, Mike JONES, Mike HENDRIX, Javie SANTOES, Robert FIXICO, and Johnny FIXICO. No information was given on the place of interment.
He was a forklift operator for 31 years before retiring. He was the son of Wattie FIXICO and Fannie FACTOR, both deceased. Also preceding him in death were his brothers, Tom FIXICO and Robert FIXICO; and his sisters, Yana Fixico DUNZY and Winey Fixico BRUNER. He married Flora BURGESS in 1940 in Holdenville. She survives. His other survivors include his two daughters, Joyce Ann JONES of Highspring, FL, and Florence TIMS of Oklahoma City; 12 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.
WEWOKA - John DEERE, Sr., was born November 10, 1920, in Eufaula. He died September 6, 1991, in Eufaula. Funeral services were held September 10 at the Eufaula First Baptist Church. No information was given on the place of interment.
He graduated from Sequoyah Indian Boarding School in 1938, attended Bacone College for two years, and served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He retired from the Bureau of Indian Affairs after 40 years of service.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Minerola McIntosh DEERE; his wife, Lorraine DEERE; three sisters, Eunice, Margureite, and Marion DEERE; and one half brother, Wiley DEERE. He is survived by his daughter, Bettie WILLISTON of Dallas; his two sons, John DEERE, Jr., and George DEERE, both of Downey, CA; one half-sister, Naomi THOMPSON, and one half-brother, Noah DEERE of Muskogee; two grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
WELEETKA - Barney WEST was born January 4, 1939. He died August 30, 1991, in Tulsa. Funeral services were held September 2 in the Merritt Cottage Chapel with Rev. Christopher HARJO serving as clergyman. Pallbearers were Howard WEST, Charles WEST, Gene HARJO, Daniel WEST, Jess SCOTT and Paul MCNAC. Burial was in the Hutchechuppa Cemetery.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Louise Kelly WEST. His survivors included his brother, Bill WEST of Weleetka; his six sisters, Lillian WEST and Esther WEST, of the home, Wanda KING and Mary WEST, both of Henryetta, Sally WEST of Weleetka, and Ann PARTON of Oklahoma City.
EUFAULA - Robert E. Buster DREW was born June 12, 1921, in Eufaula. He died September 10, at a Tulsa hospital. A traditional Creek song service was held September 13 at the residence, conducted by Tuskegee Indian Baptist Church, followed by funeral services September 14 at the P.R. Ewing Cemetery at Eufaula with Rev. Belvin Pudgy HILL officiating.
He was a graduate of Eufaula High School and attended Bacone College before entering the U.S. Army at the beginning of World War II, and serving in the Mediterranean European Theater of Operations where he was awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart. He finished his undergraduate education at Southeastern State College and his master of science degree at Oklahoma State University. He worked as a teacher and principal in BIA schools in South Dakota, spent many years in health education with the Indian Health Service and served from 1963-1970 as assistant chief and chief in the IHSs Office of Tribal Affairs in Oklahoma City. He was retired in 1980. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 79 of McAlester, and a life member of the Disable American Veterans.
He was the son of David and Ora Ola Ewing DREW, both deceased. He was also preceded in death by brothers, Robert Ewing DREW, Jr., and David Daniel DREW, Jr.; two sisters, Lee Ola DREW and Eloise Drew MCCARTY. His survivors include his two daughters, Iris Ann DREW of the home, and Precilla Gail BROWN of Muskogee; his two sons, Stanley Ray DREW of AZ, and Michael Todd DREW of McAlester; two sisters, Mrs. Nina NOTARO of Dallas, and Mrs. Ruth WAGONER of Claremore; one brother, Fred DREW of Milan, NM; his mother-in-law, Minnie SIMMONS, and a sister-in-law, Pokie EVERETT, both of McAlester; six granddaughters, two grandsons and numerous nieces and nephews.
SAPULPA - Willie WATASHE was born November 27, 1915, in Sapulpa. He died September 8, 1991, at his home in Sapulpa. Funeral services were held at Little Cussetah Baptist Church, where he was a member and a deacon. Officiating the services was Rev. Willis KNIGHT. Burial was in the Long Family Cemetery.
He had lived in Sapulpa all his life and was retired from the Riley Southwest Corp. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Angie Bucktrot WATASHE. His survivors include his wife, Annie WATASHE; stepson Larry LONG of Sapulpa; brothers, Ernest WATASHE of Glenpool, and Joe WATASHE of Sapulpa; and sisters Marie JACK of Sapulpa, and Mary Ann CROOK of Coweta.
WETUMKA - Eloise PROCTOR, 70, was born August 20, (c. 1921), at Wetumka. No year of birth was given. She died August 8, 1991, at Creek Nation Community Hospital. Funeral services were held August 12 at Sand Creek Baptist Church, where she was a member. The services were officiated by Rev. Woody FIELDS and Rev. Ledon BUCKLEY. Pallbearers were Lance HARJO, Sonny MCKINNEY, Clifford BUCKLEY, Bronco HARJO, Ben GIVENS, and Robert BERRYHILL.
She had attended Bacone College in Muskogee and worked at Lillian Russell Manufacturing in Wewoka and Seam Proof in Holdenville as a seamstress for many years.
She was the daughter of Bunny and Betsy Fife HARJO, both deceased. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Sam PROCTOR in 1954, and four brothers. Her survivors include her daughter, Betsy PROCTOR of Wetumka; a brother, Shot HARJO of Wetumka; and several other relatives and friends.
CASTLE - Joe SMITH was born March 4, 1917, in Okfuskee County. He died September 5, 1991, in Okemah. Funeral services were held September 9 at Prairie Springs Baptist Church, where he was a member. Rev. Frank BILLY officiated the service. Pallbearers were Wayne TIGER, Chester SMITH, Danny TIGER, Allen FIXICO, Amon TIGER, and Ton COOPER.
He was a rancher and the son of Jim and Malley SMITH, both deceased. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Dora Mae Hicks SMITH, whom he married in 1940, and an infant son, Roy Lee SMITH. He was survived by his daughter, Mary Ann TIGER of Castle; four grandchildren, Peggy, Wayne, Danny, and Amon (no last names given); three brothers, Eddie SMITH, Little Joe SMITH and Sam COOPER, all of Okemah.
DUSTIN - Lizzie GOUGE was born May 19, 1922, in Okfuskee County. She died September 20, 1991, in Oklahoma City. Funeral services were held at the Woodrow Gouge residence in rural Dustin on September 23 with the Rev. Johnson ROBERTS officiating. Burial was in the Gouge Family Cemetery.
She was a homemaker and active in the Salvation Army. She was preceded in death by her parents, William SMITH and Nellie Fields SMITH; a brother, Harper SMITH, and a half-sister, Rosanna POWELL. She was survived by her husband, Woodrow GOUGE; her daughters, Edna BEAR of Okemah, Linda HARJO of Oklahoma City, and Maxine WATKINS of Chickasha; her sons, George GOUGE, Margie GOUGE, and Randy GOUGE, all of Oklahoma City; a grandson, David GOUGE; a brother, Johnson SMITH of Gore; sisters, May FRYE and Lucille SUMKA of Henryetta, and Louise SMITH of Glenpool; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
WAGONER - Eugene Gene Russell CANARD was born May 10, 1911, in Wetumka. He died March 15, 1991, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. Funeral services were held March 17 at the Wagoner Mallett Chapel.
Burial was in the Wetumka Cemetery, where he had asked to be buried next to his father, Roley CANARD, Principal Chief of the Creek Nation for many years.
He had served with the U.S. Army engineers in the Phillipines during World War II. He was a member of Thlopthlocco Tribal Town and had served in the House of Warriors. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge.
He was the son of Roley and Annis Carr CANARD, both deceased. He was survived by his wife, Ruth S.CANARD of Wagoner; his daughter, Darla Jean ATKINS of FL; two granddaughters and one great granddaughter; and two brothers, Virgil CANARD of Albuquerque, NM, and Curtis CANARD of Tulsa.
MOUNDS - Betty Sue TULSA was born October 27, 1948, in Claremore. She died October 13, at the Claremore Indian Hospital. Funeral services were held October 17 at the Pickett Chapel Methodist Church, where she was a member. Officiating the service was Rev. Mike HARJO. Pallbearers were Garry BERRYHILL, Scott BIGPOND, Gilbert MATTHEWS, Fred SAPULPA, Sonny BIGPOND, and Carlin THOMPSON. No information was given on the place of interment.
Her survivors include her husband, John TULSA, daughters Nancy TULSA and Andrea TULSA, all of the home; her son, Frank TULSA of Tulsa; and sisters, Augustine WILLIE of Okmulgee, and Martha BIGPOND of Tulsa.
OKMULGEE - Anderson Shorty Joseph BERRYHILL was born April 6, 1929, in Okemah. He died October 22, 1991, in Okmulgee. Funeral services were held October 25 at Creek Chapel Methodist Church, where he was a member. Officiating the service was Rev. Louis HARJO. Burial was in the Creek Chapel Cemetery.
He was a retired locksmith. He was married to Ruby Lee SEALY in 1953. She survives. Also surviving were his two daughters, Vicki OBREGON of Tulsa, and Carolyn GONCALEC of Houston, TX; his mother, Lena BERRYHILL of Okmulgee; two sisters, Maxine JACKSON of Schulter, and Betty SHAWNEE of Tulsa; and four grandchildren.
OKEMAH - Judy Mae ASBURY was born April 4, 1933. She died November 1, 1991, in Okemah. Wake services were November 3 with funeral services following on November 5 at the Ryal Community Baptist Church. Rev. Robert Jones officiated the service. Pallbearers were George HILL, Lewis TULSA, John Wayne TULSA, Chubby SOWEKA, Richard SOWEKA, and Harry TULSA. Interment was in the Soweka family cemetery.
She was active in church work. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis and Wysie Scott SOWEKA, and one brother, Jacob SOWEKA. Her survivors include her husband, Willie ASBURY; her son, Norman ASBURY of Tulsa; two brothers, Bunnie SOWEKA and Robert SOWEKA; and two sisters, Billie SCOTT and Alice TULSA, all of the Ryal community.
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