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The Shawnee News-Star
215 N. Bell
Shawnee, OK 74801

submitted by Kay Sugg Best

published Aug. 16, 2005

Dale Allen DeVore Sr.

Dale Allen DeVore Sr., 76, of Seminole died Friday, Aug. 12, in Shawnee.
A memorial service was held Sunday Aug. 14, at the family's residence.

Arrangements were made by Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

Lorne Durant

Lorne Durant, 78, of Harrah died Friday, Aug. 12, in Midwest City, Ok.
Service will be 10:00 a.m. today at the Asa Smith Memorial Chapel, in Harrah.

Arrangements are under the direction of Smith~Parks Funeral Service in Harrah.

Frances Earlene Patrick

Frances Earlene Patrick, 76, of Harrah died Thursday, Aug. 11, in Harrah.
Funeral service was held Monday at the First Baptist Church in Harrah, with Dr. Tony Nickel and the Rev. Gary Eubanks officiating. Burial followed at Resthaven Cemetery in Shawnee.

Arrangements were made by Smith~Parks Funeral Service in Harrah

Charles Brutus Terry Sr.

Stroud resident Charles Brutus Terry Sr., 87, died Saturday, Aug. 13, in Stroud.
Service will be 10 a.m. today at the First United Methodist in Stroud with the Rev. Charles Terry Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at the Stroud Cemetery in Stroud under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Stroud.

Merle Vivian Mize

Longtime resident Merle Vivian Mize departed this life on Saturday, Aug. 14, in Shawnee at the age of 65.
She was born Jan. 20, 1940, in Noble to George and Lena Belle (Barnhill) Mize.

On Oct. 18, 1957, she married Henry R. Mize in Bakersfield, Calif. Merle was a homemaker and was of the Pentecostal faith.

Survivors include her husband, Henry R. Mize of Meeker; three sons, Richard Mize of White Oak, Texas, Henry W. Mize of Meeker and James B. Mize of Sparks; four daughters and son-in-law, Vickie L. Tipton of Arab, Ala., Lanell and Carl Warren of Texarkana, Texas, Rebecca Rudd of Norman, and Suzanne Bristow of Shawnee; two brothers, Ed Mize of Taft, Calif. and George Mize of Bristow; one siser, June Hook of Fillmore, Utah; 21 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Viewing will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel, Meeker.

Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Assembly of God Church in Meeker with the Rev. Charles Percey officiating. Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery, Meeker.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service of Meeker.

Winnie Wyoma (Wall) Jett

Tecumseh resident Winnie Wyoma (Wall) Jett, 82, went to be with the Lord Sunday, Aug. 14.
She was born Feb. 28, 1923, in Galey, Okla., to Joel and Ida (Carr) Wall. She moved to Tecumseh in 1932 and attended school at Ruggles.

She was married Oct. 22, 1938, to James F. Jett. They lived in Tecumseh since their marriage. She was a homemaker and worked with her husband in their service station business.

She was a charter member of the Evangelistic Center Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Jimmy Dale Jett and Johnny Dwayne Jett; three brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include her husband of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Linda Kay and Dwight Wise of Tecumseh; daughter-in-law, Sally and Terry Jackson of Belton, Texas; four grandchildren, Brad and Teresa Jett of Shawnee, Diana and Michael McPherson of Amarillo, Texas, Becky and Joe Simkins of Wasilla, Alaska, and Marlene and Chris Rahn of St. Louis, Mo.; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Orene Gibbs of Tecumseh; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Wall of Tecumseh and Rosa Jett of Shawnee; numerous nieces and nephews and her caregivers with Angelic Family Hospice.

Service will be 2 p.m. today at Evangelistic Center Church with Pastor Mark McIntosh, Dwight Wise and Jim Rutters officiating. Burial will follow at Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home.

Rachel Ruthann Winter

Moore resident Rachel Ruthann Winter died Saturday, Aug. 13, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa at the age of 11.
Rachel was born May 3, 1994, in Norman to Kelvin and Debbie Winter. She lived in Moore all her life and attended Kelley Elementary School. She was an active member of Rock Assembly of God Church in Oklahoma City. Rachel enjoyed a number of hobbies, including playing the piano, singing and playing with her friends.

She was preceded in death by her birth mother, Kolleen Winter, and grandfather, Dewayne Durham.

Survivors include her parents, Kelvin and Debbie Winter of the home; five sisters, Tristen Winter and her husband, Kevin, of Norman, Sarah Winter of Meeker, Laci Bowen of the home, Erin Credell and Jaime Winter of the home; two brothers, Jacob Winter and Ben Credell of the home; grandparents, Wayne and Ruth Ann Winter of Meeker, Charles and Pene Ridlinghafer of Bethany, Linda Durham of Noble and Anne and Chuck Credell of Norman; and niece, MegAnn Winter of Meeker.

Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rock Assembly of God Church, 12500 S. Pennsylvnia in Oklahoma City, with Pastor Colen Lassiter officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Norman under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home, Norman.

Pallbearers will be uncles Ken, Jason, Larry, Rocko and Gus.

published Aug. 17, 2005

Lettie Mae Christy

Tulsa resident Lettie Mae Christy, 96, died Sunday, Aug. 14, in Tulsa.
Graveside service will be 4 p.m. today at Oak Grove Cemetery in Stroud with Randy Ethridge officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parks Brothers in Stroud.

Floyd Dale Hayes

Floyd Dale Hayes, 28, of Oklahoma City died Wednesday, Aug. 10, in Oklahoma City.
Service was Tuesday, August 16, at Garden Grove Cemetery, Pottawatomie County.

Arrangements were under the direction of Parks Brothers in Prague.

Norma "Jean" Hurst

Longtime Maud and Seminole resident Norma "Jean" Hurst, 72, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the Seminole Estates Care Center.
Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Seminole with Kay Wade officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

Marvin Leroy Kiker

Longtime Wolf resident Marvin Leroy Kiker, 93, died Monday, Aug. 15, at Seminole Estates Nursing Home.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. today at Wolf Cemetery with the Rev. Allen Wood and W.L. Lowe officiating.

Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole, is directing arrangements

James Edwin Matheson

Kendrick resident James Edwin Matheson, 89, died Sunday, Aug. 14, in Stroud.
Service will be 10 a.m. today at the Church of Christ in Davenport with the Rev. Don Fuchs officiating. Burial will follow in the Davenport Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parks Brothers in Stroud.

published Aug. 18, 2005

Beulah M. (Brown) Williams

Former Shawnee resident Beulah M. (Brown) Williams, 86, of Wichita, Kan., died Aug. 17.
She was a retired clothes presser and a member of the Sac & Fox Native American tribe.

She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth and brothers, Edgar and Herman Brown.

Survivors include her children, Larry W. Brown of Wichita, Tawana E. Gutierrez of Wichita, Kan.; brothers, Harry Brown of Shawnee and Harold Brown of Horton, Kan.; grandchildren, Kimberly Gutierrez, Vincent Gutierrez, Stewart Brown, April Perez, Billy Freeman, Travis Brown, and Bill Sarber; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; four nephews and ten nieces.

A visitation will be from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Watson's Garden Chapel.

Service will be Saturday morning at the Wakolee Cemetery, shawnee.

Martena Lou Wallgren Ward Trammell

Martena Lou Wallgren Ward Trammell, 62, of Macomb died Aug. 16, in Macomb.
Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Cooper Funeral Chapel in Tecumseh with Jerry Cumbie officiating. Buriel will follow at Romulus Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home.

Klara Nichole Wright

Klara Nichole Wright, infant daughter of William Adrian and Laura Ruth (Spillers) Wright, was stillborn on Monday, Aug. 15, in Shawnee.
Graveside service will be 2 p.m. today at Fairview Cemetery in Shawnee with the Rev. Joseph Sinko officiating.

Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.

Thelma Jane Griffith

Thelma Jane Griffith, 79, of Seminole died Monday, Aug. 15, at Pioneer Nursing Home.
Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Tessie Simmons officiating. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery.

Arrangments are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

James Fletcher Dicken, Jr.

Mt. Vernon, Mo., resident James "Jay" Fletcher Dicken, Jr., formerly of Buffalo, Mo., died Tuesday, Aug. 16, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield Mo.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. today in the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home, Mt. Vernon. Burial will be 12 p.m. Saturday at Little Cemetery, Seminole, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole.

Memorials may be made to the Vision of God's Outreach in care of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home of Mt. Vernon.

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published Aug. 19, 2005

James B. Bean

Tecumseh resident James B. Bean, 83, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, in Tecumseh.
He was born July 4, 1922, on a dairy farm in Hutchison, Kan., to Luther A. and Lula (Becannon) Bean.

He attended school in Kansas and later Breese College.

On May 16, 1948, he married Lou Ward in Bethany.

During World War II he served with the U.S. Army in the European Campaign. Following his military service, he lived in Oklahoma City from 1946 to 1973. He then moved to Tecumseh and has lived there since that time.

James worked at Tinker Air Force Base for 20 years, retiring in 1967. After that he operated a gravel truck and worked for the Oklahoma City school district and bought and sold furniture. After moving to Tecumseh, he began working at Wilcox Motor Supply and remained there until his retirement.

He was a member of the Myrtle Lodge in Oklahoma City and later the Tecumseh Masonic Lodge. He was 33rd Degree Mason, a recipient of the 50 year pin; a member of Knights Templer and active in the Boy Scouts and the First Church of the Nazarene of Shawnee.

He enjoyed scuba diving, archery, quail hunting, fishing and playing a variety of musical instruments.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Joseph N. Bean.

Survivors include his wife, Lou Bean of the home; two sons, Larry J. Bean of Macomb and James D. Bean of Konawa; two daughters, Meredith L. Miller of Tecumseh and Naomi Ruth Osborn of Midwest City; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Service will be 2 p.m. today at Cooper Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Chad Brodrick, First Assembly of God, officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Oklahoma City.

Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh is directing arrangements.

Lee E. Dockrey

Longtime Shawnee resident Lee E. Dockrey, 77, passed away Thursday, Aug. 18, in Shawnee.
He was born June 21, 1928, in Harjo to Bob and Mae West Dockrey. He was a 1946 graduate of Harjo High School. He served twice in the U.S. Army, serving in Korea.

Lee was married in July, 1954, to Laveda Faye Souders. She preceded him in death Aug. 14, 2002.

He retired from Tinker Air Force base in April 1987. Lee loved baseball and umpired youth baseball for several years. He enjoyed watching girls softball, listening to western swing and gospel music, Nostalgia, his longtime friends, family and his beloved little dog "Sammy". He volunteered building churches and attended Mt. Pleasant, sharing as a deacon in earlier years, Johnson Church of God and Blackburn Chapel.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Terrell Dockrey of Shawnee; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Mike Claytor of Fort Smith, Ark.; brother, Gerald Dockrey of Wewoka; sister, Geneva Black of Earlsboro; grandchildren, Chris Dockrey of Lawrence, Kan., Malita Green, Candace Bruner, Theodore Dockrey and Joseph Dockrey all of Shawnee, Nathan Claytor of Tahlequah, and John Claytor of Fort Smith, Ark; great-grandchildren, Shaniah and Saylor Green, Laveda Dockrey and Benjamin Brumen.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Johnson Church of God with the Rev. Charles Higgins officiating. Burial will follow at Johnson Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Furneral Home in Seminole.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons and his granddaughters' spouses.

Martena Lou Wallgren Ward Trammell

Macomb resident Martena Lou Wallgren Ward Trammell, 62, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, in Macomb.
She was born Dec. 31, 1942, in Maud to Floyd Arley and Jessie Lou (Ryan) Wallgren.

Born in Maud, she was raised in the Romulus area. After graduation, she moved to Broken Bow. In 1973 she moved to Houston, Texas, and then returned to Romulus in 1985 where she had lived since that time.

She was a 1961 graduate of St. Louis High School and then attended nursing school in Shawnee, where she received her CNA. She received her CMA in Texas. She worked as a certified medication nurse and a certified nursing aid.

She was a member of the First Church of Latter Day Saints in Shawnee and of Romulus Baptist Church. She loved arts and crafts, gardening, and country and western dancing.

She was preceded in death by her father; her husband, A.D. Trammell; brother, Floyd Buddy Wallgren; daughter, Tina Marie Sandefer; granddaughter, Lisa Rachelle Tate; niece, Shellbree Wilson; son-in-law, Nathan Tate Sr.; and grandson-in-law, Gary Wayne Norris.

Survivors include her mother, Momma Lou Wallgren of Shawnee; daughter, Debbie Lou Tate of the home and Charles Alan Blakley; son and daughter-in-law, Robbie Joe and Katie Forshee of Broken Bow; brother and sister-in-law, Monte Dale and Carla Wallgren of Earlsboro; nine grandchildren, Marcella Lou Norris of Macomb, Kandi Tate of Baytown, Texas, Nathan Tate Jr. of Bazoria, Texas; James Forshee of Broken Bow, Alexis Forshee of Broken Bow, Trent Forshee of Broken Bow; and Brandon, Bradley and Dylan Blakley; one great-grandchild, Shelby Lou Norris (a fifth generation of Lou's); aunt, Eugeina Lamb, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A special thanks to friends - a very special thanks to nurse Kelly Newsom of Sooner Home Health and staff who have been an inspiration.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Cooper Funeral Chapel with Jerrie Cumbie officiating. Burial will follow at Romulus Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home in Tecumseh.

Arthur Ellis Gibson

Former Shawnee resident Arthur Ellis Gibson, 66, passed away Dec. 17, 2004 in Bakersfield, Calif..
He was born May 30, 1939, to Albert and Anne Gibson. Art lived in Shawnee until he graduated high school. He then joined the U.S. Air Force. He retired from White Sands New Mexico Missile Range and moved to Bakersfield.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sister Gloria Cooksey and brothers, Leo and Clyde Gibson.

Survivors include his son, the Rev. Arthur Ellis Gibson II; granddaughter, Jessica Lynn Gibson; brother, Bill Gibson; numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside memorial service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Fairview Cemetery, Shawnee, with the Rev. Arthur E. Gibson II officiating.

Beulah M. (Brown) Williams

Former Shawnee resident Beulah M. (Brown) Williams, 86, of Wichita, Kan., died Aug. 17.
She was a retired clothes presser and a member of the Sac & Fox Native American tribe.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth; brothers, Edgar and Herman Brown, and Lucien and Maurice Wakolee, and adopted daughter Rebecca Roubidoux.

Survivors include her children, Larry W. Brown of Wichita and Tawana E. Gutierrez of Wichita; adopted children, Martin Stsarr, Margarette Ellis, Vera Walker, Beatrice Blachard, and Lavina Mahardy; brothers, Harry Brown of Shawnee, and Harold Brown of Horton, Kan.; grandchildren, Kimberly Gutierrez, Vincent Gutierrez, Stewart Brown, April Perez, Billy Freeman, Travis Brown, And Bill Sarber; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; four nephews and 10 nieces.

A visitation will be from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Watson's Garden Chapel.

Service will be Saturday morning at the Wakolee Cemetery, shawnee.

Charles William Thomas

Shawnee resident Charles William Thomas, 86, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, at a local nursing home.
Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Central Church of Christ, 10th and Bell, with the Rev. Dwyane Dennis officiating.

Gaskill Funeral Home of Shawnee is directing arrangements.

Nathan Rumsey

Nathan Rumsey, 88, of Seminole died Wednesday, Aug. 17, in Seminole.
Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Rumsey Family Cemetery in Stidham with the Rev. Tim Turner officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

published Aug. 20, 2005

Charles W. Thomas

Shawnee resident Charles W. Thomas, banker and civic leader, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, at Golden Rule Home where he had been living for the past two years.
He was born Oct. 1, 1918, in Winfield, Ark., to Charles and Mary (Mize) Thomas. They moved to the Shawnee area about 1923.

Charles was a graduate of Shawnee High School, Oklahoma Baptist University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry, and the University of Colorado School of Banking.

He worked for Chester McMakin during his early college years where he met Jean Waldrop. They were married in 1943 in the McMakin home. That same year Charles enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was appointed to midshipman's school. He was assigned to a landing craft command. After being injured in the line of duty, he was assigned to chemical warfare at Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland.

After World War II, Charles began his career as credit manager for several Sears stores in Oklahoma and Texas. In 1965 he returned to his hometown, Shawnee, and became vice president for Federal National Bank in the mortgage loan department. He served as vice president for American National (now Arvest) and First Oklahoma (now First National) banks before retiring to serve as a special assistant for District Attorney Miles Zimmerman.

During his long and distinguished career, Charles served on and chaired many community advisory boards including the Citizens Advisory Committee, State Home Builders Association, National Association of Home Builders, Shawnee Board of Realtors, Park and Recreation Commission, Salvation Army Advisory Board, Camp Fire Girls of America, American Legion Post 16 (post commander), United Fund Audit Committee, Kiwanis Club International, Masonic Lodge #523, Last Frontier Council Boy Scouts of America, Disabled American Veterans #054, Veterns of Foreign Wars #1317, OBU Alumni Association, OBU Bison Athletic Association, Retired Military Officers Association and East Central Oklahoma Chapterof National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers. He was also a member of Central Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 57 years.

Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Don McClintock and Bobbie T. Shell of Shawnee and Susan and Dr. Tom Snyder of Enid; grandchildren, Dr. Rachel and Ben Franklin, Matthew T. and Megan McClintock, Leslie Shell, Drew Shell, Patsy Snyder, Charles Snyder, Sally Snyder and Clay Snyder; sister and brother-in-law, Dennie and Woodrow Whiteley; many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Service will be 10 a.m. today at Central Church of Christ, 10th and Bell streets. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Gaskill-Owens Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Medina Children's Home, 21300 State Highway 16 N, Medina, Texas, 78055.

Georgia Ann Bush

Georgia Ann Bush, 84, of Checotah died Monday, Aug. 15, in Muskogee.
Graveside service was 2 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Vista Cemetery near Konawa with the Rev. Steve Slaight officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Smith Funeral Home of Checotah.

Kristimari Ruth Sweeten

Shawnee resident Kristimari Ruth Sweeten died Thursday, Aug. 18, in Shawnee at the age of 17.
Service will be 2 p.m. today at the Burnett Mission in Paden with the Rev. Paul Heard and the Rev. Danny Cavett officiating. Burial will follow at the Paden Cemetery in Paden under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.
 

published Aug. 21, 2005

U.L. Thompson Yerby

U.L. "Shorty" Thompson Yerby, 95, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2005, at a local nursing home.

She was born March 28, 1910, in Caviness, Okla., to James M. and Ora L. (Foster) Hogan.

She married Howard L. Thompson Sr., who preceded her in death in 1971. She later married Jimmie Yerby in 1975 in Pawnee. Mr. Yerby preceded her in death earlier this year.

She spent many years as a housewife but also worked as a librarian at the old Carnegie Library in the late 1930s. She also helped run the family dairy for many years.

She was active in the Shawnee Round-up Club in the 1940s and '50s. She was a member of Northwest Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, Howard L. Thompson and wife Lora Dean of Shawnee; one daughter, Juanita L. Lee and husband Jimmie Lee of Prague; one daughter-in-law, Shirley Thompson of Shawnee; two stepsons, Johnny Yerby and wife Beth of Oklahoma City and Curtiss Yerby and wife Pam of Oklahoma City; four sisters, Hester Garrison of Oakdale, Calif., Thelma Hatala of Springfield, Ind., Lorene McKinney of Oklahoma City and Marian Coleman of Oklahoma City; nine grandchildren, Jerry Tim Swink, Danny Swink, Chester (Butch) Miles, Michael Lee, Kenny Thompson, Michael Thompson, Ricky Lee, Beth Condit and Sandra Keaton; 17 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Also preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Kenneth Floyd Thompson; two sisters, Beulah Smith and Mattie Smith; three brothers, Lester Hogan, James Hogan and Joe Hogan; and one stepson, Glendale Yerby.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, at Northwest Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Ed Fox officiating. Burial will follow at Tecumseh Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Gaskill Funeral Chapel.

Billy Joe Shafer

Chandler resident Billy Joe Shafer, 73, died Aug. 18, 2005, in Tulsa.

He was born Oct. 2, 1931, to Ray S. and Pricie (Walters) Shafer. He graduated from Chandler High School in 1949. He served in the United States Air Force.

On Oct. 15, 1950, he married Joann Taylor in Chandler. He worked for the APAC construction company in Tulsa and retired as vice president after 36 years of service. He and his wife owned Chandler Hardware Store.

He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Chandler.

Preceding him in death were his parents and one sister.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Joann, of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Pamela and Richard W. Rogers of Little Rock, Ark.; one brother, C. Ray Shafer of Tulsa; one sister, Sue Galbraith of Chandler; one granddaughter and spouse, Stephanie and Barry Bryant of Little Rock, Ark.; and other relatives and friends.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, at the First Assembly of God Church in Chandler with Rev. Doyle Seeley officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Park Cemetery in Chandler.

Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Chandler.

Dorothy Jean Smart

Funeral services for Dorothy Jean Smart of Montgomery will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22, in the First Baptist Church of Conroe, Texas, with Dr. Cliff Herrington officiating.

Burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, in Blackburn Chapel Cemetery, Shawnee.

Mrs. Smart was born Sept. 4, 1926, in Moore and died Aug. 19, 2005, in Conroe, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Smart; a son, Earl Ray Smart; her parents, Edward and Clara Wellman; and a sister, Georgia Siler.

Dorothy retired from civil service after 30 years.

She served with the Oklahoma Women's Bowling Association and was secretary of the Shawnee Women's Bowling Association for 25 years. She also had belonged to the EGA of America.

In her retirement years, she spent timeless hours enjoying her sew-and-sew group, bowling league, church services, family genealogy and card games.

Dorothy will be remembered being happiest when she was helping others and spending time with family and friends. If you were a youngster and had not experienced one of her hugs, you truly missed out.

She was a stoic figure in her family and could be counted on at a moment's notice. Although her family will forever miss her, they are comforted knowing she is with the Lord and her loving husband and son.

Survivors include her sisters, Gerona Fowler and husband Howard of Shawnee and Carolyn Childers of Conroe, Texas; brothers, Bert Wellman and wife Joyce of Shawnee and Gene Wellman and wife Claudia of Shawnee; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers are Rocky Wellman, Mickey Childers, Vernon Wellman, Danny Childers, Scott McShan and Dustin Childers. Donations may be made to the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Tributes to the family may be left at www.cashnerfunerals.com.

Billie J. Davis

Billie J. Davis, 74, of Shawnee died Thursday at her home.
She was born July 16, 1931, in Payson, Okla., to Bruce and Tina Mae (Mills) Jack. She graduated from Shawnee High School and Oklahoma Baptist University.

Billie retired as a quality assurance specialist at Tinker Air Force Base.

She was married to Calvin E. Davis on June 18, 1949, in Shawnee. He preceded her in death, as well as a son, Rickey E. Davis, on Aug. 17, 1963; a grandson, Ted W. Cox Jr., died in 1968.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Marsha and Larry Jernigan of Eufaula and Deborah S. and Charlie Jernigan of Greenville, Texas; two grandchildren, Ricki Cox and Jesse Jernigan; two stepgranddaughters, Dacia Jordan and Paula Hyden; two stepgrandsons, Chuck and Samuel Jernigan; one great-granddaughter, Cori Daley; eight stepgreat-grandchildren; one aunt, Sibble Warden of Shawnee; one sister-in-law, Ramona Jack of Norman; two brothers-in-law, Bud and Bonnie Davis and Leonard and Vonda Davis of Shawnee; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Tecumseh Cemetery with Bill Matthews officiating, assisted by Phil Thompson. Walker Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

published Aug. 23, 2005

Viola Bernice Taylor

Viola Bernice Taylor, 86, of Seminole died Aug. 21 at Geargia Manor Nursing Home in Amarillo, Texas.
Service will be 10:30 a.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel in Seminole. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Arrangments are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole.

Jane Edwards

Shawnee resident Jane Edwards, 87, died Saturday, Aug. 20, at a local hospital.
She was born Dec. 13, 1917, in Shawnee to Dr. Roy and Emma Campbell Edwards.

She graduated from Shawnee High School in 1936 and attended Oklahoma Baptist University for two years. She graduated from Oklahoma A&M in 1940 in English and Journalism. She received a Teachers Certificate from A&M in 1941. Mrs. Edwards taught one year at Harjo High School and three years at Vamoosa High School from 1944 to 1946. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Hope/Loving Circle, United Methodist Women, Triple C Sunday School Class, a Sunday School Superintendent for 14 years and Evangelism Committee for 20 years and a member of the Retired Teachers Association. She worked as a dental assistant and secretary. She wrote an article to Glamour Magazine in 1947, titled "Why I would like a makeover for my apartment". She was one of two winners. She lived at home with her little dog "Harry".

Survivors include a cousin, Margureite Johnson of Bartlesville.

Service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Wesley United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jeff Burress officiating. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Walker Funeral Home.

William J. Hudson

William J. Hudson, 78, of Harrah died Aug. 20 in Harrah.
Service is 11 a.m. today at Asa Smith Memorial Chapel in Harrah with the Rev. Delbert Reed officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Asa Smith Funeral Service in Harrah.

Albert M. Mitchell

Albert M. Mitchell, 93, of Prague died Aug. 22 in Prague.
Graveside service is Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Pastor Ruby Hughes officiating.

Arrangments are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.

Anita "LaRue" Ellard

Services for LaRue Ellard will be 10:00a.m., Thurs., August 25, 2005, at Hilldale Baptist Church where she was a long-time faithful member. Burial will follow at Weleetka Cemetery under the direction of Rice Funeral Service. Visitation will be Wed. from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with family receiving visitors from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. LaRue passed away Sat. August 20, 2005. She was 72.
Born Dec. 24, 1932 in Grandfield, OK, to George and Mable Huffington Hollers, LaRue was reared and educated in her birth community, graduating from Grandfield High school in 1951. She continued her education by attending Oklahoma Baptist University.

On Sept. 26, 1953 LaRue and Elbert Leon "Bill" Ellard were married in a Henryetta ceremony. The young couple made their first home in Tulsa where Bill worked. Rogers County area became home for the Ellard family. And this quite rural setting was where all 3 Ellard boys grew up.

LaRue's first priority was serving the Lord and she took her Christian faith seriously. Throughout her years of service at Hilldale Baptist Church she taught numerous age groups in Sunday school, most recently an adult ladies class. She was involved with the WMU at the church level and also served at the associational level as a director. Vacation Bible School was another recipient of LaRue's help and organization as well. It seemed that any area that needed assistance, she was there ready to lend a helping hand. LaRue was the hostess of both wedding and baby showers for many of the young women in the church and community. Her gift of hospitality made it easy for her to arrange these events. Another area that benefited from her expertise was the Rogers County Election Board. She registered area voters and worked the precincts during elections.

When LaRue found time to relax, she loved to crochet and work on different craft projects. There may not be a person that ever associated with LaRue that does not have something that she made adorning their home. In the kitchen she was best known for her fried chicken, biscuits and gravy and roast--all were family favorites.

She was a big fan of the Dallas Cowboys, never missing a game on television. She even attended a few games in Dallas as a result of the generosity of friends who knew of A wonderful mother, grandmother and friend, LaRue will be missed by all who knew her, but none as much as her beloved family which include her sons, Bert Ellard and his wife Kaylin of Bartlesville, Blake Ellard of Claremore and Bret Ellard and his wife Rhonda of Shawnee; her grandchildren, Joshua Ellard of Claremore, Zackary Ellard of Whiteman Air Force Base, Lisa Ellard also of Claremore and Ben Ellard also of Shawnee; her great-grandchildren, Caleb and Teah Ellard of Claremore and a host of many friends. LaRue was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bill and her sister Sue Glenn.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in LaRue's memory may be made to Baptist Children's Home of Oklahoma C/O Hilldale Baptist Church, 21085 S. Keetonville Road, Claremore, Oklahoma 74019.

Marscilla "Marscia" Hughes Bohannon

Forty-year Del City resident Marscilla "Marscia" Hughes Bohannon, 86, died Saturday, Aug. 20, while visiting in The Woodlands, Texas.
She was born Nov. 21, 1918, in Dallas, Texas. She married Marvin J. Bohannon just after World War II ended. The Bohannons lived in Cushing, Shawnee and Del City.

She was president of the Oklahoma Association of Legal Secretaries. Marscia was an active Cub Scout den mother for George and Paul in Cushing. From 1965 to 1972 she was very active in the Del City DeMolay Mothers' Club. During World War II she was the executive secretary for the Under Secretary of War. She was the last living person who regularly sat in the War Room. Her passion was collecting Bob Mackie Barbie Dolls.

Marscia loved her neighbors and those with whom she worked. She was always a good mother and a good person. She lived her life with dignity and sought to instill good manners in her children and grandchildren.

She and her family are so appreciative of Dr. Hamilton and The Midwest Regional Hospital Cancer Center of Midwest City and The Lighthouse Hospice in The Woodlands, Texas.

Survivors include her sons, George and Paul and four grandchildren, Jovany, Alan, Brent and Weston.

Graveside service was held Monday, Aug. 22 at Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.

Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to her charity of choice, The Performing Arts Center of The John Cooper School, 1 John Drive, The Woodlands, Texas 77381, or online at https://webmail.johncooper.org/forms/giving.html

Sue Marguerite White

Long time Chandler resident Sue Marguerite White, 96, departed this life on Monday, Aug. 22, in Stillwater.
She was born on Oct. 19, 1908, in Altus to Dillon and Alma (Bryce) Patterson.

She was a graduate of the University of Oklahoma in the class of 1929 with a bachelor degree of Fine Arts.

She was married June 5, 1929 at 6 a.m. in Norman to Clifford L. White. He preceded her in death on May 25, 1975.

Sue was a long time member of the First United Methodist Church of Chandler, a member of the Lincoln County Historical Society, Lincoln County on Stage and numerous other local organizations.

She also was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

Survivors include two sons & daughters-in-law, Jack E. and Camilla White of Oklahoma City, Carl and Vonne White of Terra Haute, Ind.; two daughters & sons-in-law, Martha Sue and Ed Keegan of Rockwall, Texas, Jane and Jan Carlson of Stillwater; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church in Chandler, with the Rev. Sungsu Hwang officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Park Cemetery in Chandler under the direction of the Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Chandler.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 122 W. 10th, Chandler, Oklahoma 74834 or Lincoln County Historical Society, 717 Manvel, Chandler, Oklahoma 74834

A guest book is available to share your memories on-line.

Please visit www.ParksBrothers.net

Everette Voris Caldwell

Everette Voris Caldwell, 87, died Saturday, Aug. 20 at his home in Shawnee.
He was born June 7, 1918 the son of Thomas and Ruth Caldwell.

He worked as a Master Boiler Engineer for many years and also owned a Marina in Cleveland, OK. He was a veteran of the Navy and served in the Merchant Marine for 3 years.

He was married December 2, 1991 to Maria Inez Martinez Rubio.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Everette Brent, and 3 brothers.

Survivors include his wife, Marie Caldwell of the home; children, Randy Caldwell of Tulsa, Debbie Brown of McLoud and Cheryl Highland of Tulsa; ten grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and one sister Maxine Briley of Tulsa.

Service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Resthaven Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.

published Aug. 24, 2005

Gary Dean James

Longtime Shawnee resident Gary Dean James, 45, died Saturday ,Aug. 20, at his home.
He was born October 1959 in Biloxi, Miss., to Bob and Tana James.

He received his Electronic Technicians degree from Seminole State College and worked for Mobil for 18 years.

He married Leta McCarter in 1982 and they had two children. They divorced after 11 years and he married Vicki Vermillion, they had one child.

Survivors include, daughter, Rennae Lee McCarter; sons and daughter-in-law, Daniel Preston and Holly James and Zachery Dean James; parents, Bob and Amy James and Tana Haltuch; sister, Kathy James; brother and sister-in-law, Bobby and Shelly Parker and a number of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Service will be 4 p.m. today at Wesley United Methodist Church.

Albert M. Mitchell

Albert M. Mitchell, 93, of Prague died Monday,Aug. 22, in Prague.
Funeral Service will be 2 p.m. today at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel with Pastor Ruby Hughes officiating. Burial will follow at Kellerby Cemetery in Prague.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.

Fred Lester

Prague resident Fred Lester, 86, died Monday, Aug. 22, in Prague.
Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Prague with Brother Aaron Brock officiating. Burial will follow at the Prague Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothes Funeral Service in Prague.

Billy Wayne Boatman

Shawnee resident Billy Wayne Boatman, 58, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, at a McLoud nursing home.
Service will be 10 a.m. Friday at the chapel of Walker Funeral Service. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery.

Walker Funeral Service will announce further arrangements.

Norma Barnhill

Shawnee resident Norma Barnhill, 72, died Monday, Aug. 22, at an Oklahoma City hospital.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Dale Cemetery under the direction of Walker Funeral Service of Shawnee.

Jerry Hill Perkins

Jerry Hill Perkins, 74, of DesPlaines Ill., died Sunday,Aug. 21 in DesPlaines.
Service will be 12 p.m. Saturday at Oehler Funeral Home in DesPlaines.

Arrangements are under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home in DesPlaines.

Dwayne Bird

Former McLoud resident Dwayne Bird, 68, died Monday, Aug. 22, at this residence in Great Bend, Kan.
Service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Christian Church, Great Bend, Kan., with the Rev. William F. Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Eden Valley Cemetery, Seward, Kan. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday with family receiving friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend, Kan.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association in care of Bryant Funeral Home, 1425 Patton Road, Great Bend, KS 67530

Margaret Freeman

Margaret Freeman, 89, of Chandler died Monday,Aug. 22, in Oklahoma City.
Service will be 10 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Chandler with the Rev. Sungsu Hwang officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Park Cemetery in Chandler.

Arrangments are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Chandler.

John Earl Jackson

John Earl Jackson, 84, of Bearden died Monday,Aug. 22, in Okemah.
Service will be 2 p.m Thursday at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah with Preacher Richard Winters officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Okemah.

published Aug. 25, 2005

Billy Wayne Boatman

Shawnee resident Billy Wayne Boatman, 58, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, at the McLoud Nursing Home.
He was born Aug. 14, 1947, in Shawnee to Addison and Louise (Jackson) Boatman.

He attended Bethel Schools. He was a brickmason and a roadgrader operator. He attended Hopewell Baptist Church and had lived in this areal all of his life.

He was preceded in death by his father, brother and nephew.

Survivors include two daughters, Tammy Knipp of Stroud and Tina Boatman of Shawnee; eight grandchildren, Skyler Lantrip, Taylor Davis, Baylie Davis, Seth Knipp, Jeremee Knipp, Christopher Knipp, Chloe Knipp and Teegan Knipp; sister, Claudine Whittet of Shawnee; brother, James Boatman of Bethel Acres; mother, Louise Boatman of Bethel Acres; a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives and two sons-in-law, Chris Knipp and Steve Lantrip.

The casket will remain open until service time and will not be opened afterward.

Service will be 10 a.m. Friday, at Walker Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bryan Cook officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Walker Funeral Service.

Pauline Menser

Shawnee resident Pauline Menser, 83, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, at her residence.

She was born July 28, 1922, in Shawnee to Monte Guy and Charlsie Holloway-Blain. She grew up in Shawnee and attended Shawnee schools.

She was married June 11, 1938, in Tecumseh to James Edward Menser. He preceded her in death on Sept. 9, 1982.

She worked as a cashier for several years at F.W. Woolworth and was a secretary for 27 years with Bodard Drilling Company. Pauline was a member of Calvary Baptist church. She enjoyed Bowling and was a member of the Women's International Bowling Congress. Pauline loved and enjoyed her family and her grandchildren in particular.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters and a great-granddaughter, Andrea Sigman

Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Cleone and Jim Sigman of Tecumseh, Pat and Roger Giddens of Shawnee Edwina and Bob Taylor of Tennessee; ten grandchildren, Cheryl Baptiste, Jimmy Guy Sigman, Jay Donald Sigman, Kathy Durham, Yvonne Crow, Bud Giddens, Paula Allen, Robbie Dunbar, James Taylor and Kenneth Taylor; 20 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Harvel and Jean Blain of Tecumseh and Monte Donald and Janiece Blain of Shawnee and a sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and J.R. Long of Dale.

Service will be 3 p.m. today at Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Leroy Kerbo officiating. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Gaskill Funeral Service.

Maudie Fay Morgan

Longtime McLean, Texas, resident Maudie Fay Morgan, 82, died Saturday, Aug. 20, in McLoud.
She was born June 22, 1923 in Coal County to Landon and Nora Mason.

She married Charlie Morgan on June 10, 1939 and they moved to McLean Tx. where they raised eight children.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Morgan in 1980; one baby daughter in 1942 and one daughter, Joyce Ann in 1997.

Survivors include, three daughters, Eva Rose Hawley (Fred), Springdale Ark., Emma Francis Finn (Tom), Palm Springs, Calif., and Deloris Howell (Pat), McLoud; four sons, Preston Morgan (Julia), Palestine Texas, Loyd Morgan (Kay), Amarillo Texas, Skip Morgan, Pampa Txexas, and Dwayne Morgan (Terri), Owasso; one sister, Harty Vista Henry (Dee Troy), Commanche; one brother, Willow Dean Mason (Marlene), Corning Calif.; 24 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Loving Care Hospice, 1940 N. Harrison, Shawnee, OK. 74801 or Church of Christ, McLean, Texas 79057.

Service was held Monday, Aug. 22, at the Church of Christ in McLean, Texas, with Jim Reyna officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Bailey-Ware Funeral Home in McLean Texas.

Alfred Eugene Stewart

Alfred Eugene "Gene" Stewart, 70, of Prague died Tuesday, Aug. 23, in Prague.
Service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel will the Rev. Starland Davis officiating. Burial will follow at Gable Cemetery in Prague.

Arrangments are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Prague.

published Aug. 26, 2005

Kenneth Triplett

Talihina resident Kenneth Triplett died Thursday, Aug. 25, in Talihina at the age of 80.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Little Cemetery in Seminole County with Rusty Dawson officiating. Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague is directing arrangements.

Linda (Rider) Griffith

Tecumseh resident Linda (Rider) Griffith, 63, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, in Oklahoma City.
She was born Oct. 8, 1941, in Norman to Nathan and Mabel (Rogers) Rider. She moved to Tecumseh as a child and lived there most of her life. She was a 1959 graduate of Tecumseh High School.

On July 7, 1979, she married Jim Griffith in Tecumseh. Linda worked at Tinker Air Force Base and retired after 20 years of service. She then provided child care in her home for many years and also worked at Noah's Arc Day Care for several years.

Linda was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church in Tecumseh. She was active in the Women's Auxiliary and Actionettes. Her childlren and grandchildren were a focal point in her life and she enjoyed cooking and arts and crafts.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Phyllis Coulson; and one sister-in-law, Georgia Griffith.

Survivors include her husband, Jim Griffith of the home; one daughter, Donna Smith of Tecumseh; one son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Kathy Powell of Tecumseh; one sister and two brothers-in-law, Debbie and Tony Humphrey of Tecumseh and Fred Coulson of Wellston; one brother and sister-in-law, Nathan "Butch" and Peggy Rider of Talala, Okla.; four grandchildren and their spouses, Crystal and Brandon O'Rorke of Bethel, Erica and Larry Franklin of Abilene, Texas, Andrea Weedn and Nicholas Weedn, both of Tecumseh; four great-grandchilden, Anthony, Laney, Ashton and Gavin; and numerous other relatives and friends.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Cooper Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Delbert Akin officiating. Burial will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home.

Ferrell Frank Garner

He was born May 18, 1923, at Cold Springs, Okla. At the age of one he moved to Anadarko with his parents. In 1941 he graduated from Verden High School. He then served a period of time in the U.S. Navy.
On Oct. 19, 1951, he married Vivian Ellen Wheeler of Anadarko and moved to Shawnee in March 1956.

He operated heavy equipment for 44 years and served as a song leader in many churches before joining Liberty Baptist Church where he was a deacon for 36 years. He was a devoted Christian, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He enjoyed family activities, fishing, camping, restoring antique furniture and traveling in his van.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and five brothers.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Vivian of the home; daughters, Dianna Horath of Sapulpa, Teia Russell of Midwest City and Marla and Clayton Lewis of Shawnee; son, Eddie Garner of Shawnee; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; many living nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Liberty Baptist Church with Bill Matthews, Phil Thompson and Larry Goins officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Shawnee under the direction of Walker Funeral Service.

Roy G. Cannon Sr.

Shawnee resident Roy G. Cannon Sr. died Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 79.
He was born Aug. 17, 1926, in Muskogee to Pat Calvin Cannon and Vida May ( Smith) Cannon.

Roy served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was employed as a shooter for Oklahoma Seismograph Company and Texas Instruments.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Bud, Bob and Bill.

Survivors include his wife, Wilma Walsh of the home; three children, Sandy Murphy, Sonya Mathews and Roy Cannon Jr.; three step-children, Carla Caldwell, Cindy Epperson, and Stanley Green; seven grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.

No memorial service is scheduled at this time. Resthaven Funeral Home is in charge of the cremation. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to True Vine Ministries, Shawnee, Oklahoma or to the Kidney Association.

Joseph Ray Battles

Longtime Seminole resident Joseph Ray "Joe" Battles, 72, died Thursday, Aug. 25, at his home in Seminole.
Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Seminole with the Rev. Randy Potter and the Rev. Russell Vicars officiating. Burial will follow at The Mound Valley Cemetery in Thomas, Okla. under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.

Maurice Vance McClain

Bartlesville resident Maurice Vance McClain, 77, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, at his residence.
Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday in the Walker-Brown Chapel with the Rev. Doug Thatcher officiating. Burial will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the Resthaven Cemetery in Ponca City under the direction of Walker-Brown Funeral Home, Bartlesville.

published Aug. 27, 2005

Troy L. Doshier Sr.

Troy L. Doshier Sr., 76, of Yukon passed away Thursday,August 25.
He was born September 17, 1928 in Ray City, Okla. to Forrest and Mary Jane (Hill) Doshier.

He retired from the U.S. Army as Master Sergeant in 1967 after twenty years of dedicated service to our country.

He and his wife Betty J. were long time residents of Shawnee and Seminole.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, in April of 2000. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Roy Doshier and Raymond Myers.

He is survived by his four children, Troy L. Doshier Jr. and wife, Karen, Kathy Hibbs, Tresia Rebeck and husband, Bill, and Roy Dale Doshier; his loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one brother, Forrest J. Doshier and wife, Freddie; one sister, Tresia Doshier, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Service will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Paylor Funeral Home Chapel with burial and full military honors to follow at Sunnylane Cemetery under the direction of Paylor Funeral Home.

Christine Lyon

Shawnee resident Christine Lyon, 88, died Friday, Aug. 26, at a local nursing home.
Service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Resthaven Funeral Chapel.

Arrangements are under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.

published Aug. 28, 2005

Harlan Trevor Davis

Harlan Trevor Davis, 33, Tecumseh, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

He was born Aug. 8, 1972, in Wichita Falls, Texas, the son of Jimmie Dale and Ruby Lea Davis.

He moved to Tecumseh as a child. Following his marriage, he lived in Tulsa and was most recently living in Tecumseh.

He was a 1990 graduate of Tecumseh High School and received a bachelor's degree in business and accounting and a master's degree in accounting from Oklahoma State University.

He was a CPA for Arthur Anderson and most recently worked for Samson Co. He enjoyed traveling and watching sports events, playing cards and board games, and camping.

Surviving are his two sons, Trevor Kade Davis and Gaven Tyde Davis, both of Tulsa; his parents, Jim and Ruby Davis of Tecumseh; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Rock and Jackie Davis of Mendenhall, Miss.; Clint and Heather Davis of Broken Arrow; Grady Davis of Stillwater; two nephews, Dakota Davis and Adam Davis; grandmother, Erble Johnston of Pineville, La., numberous family and friends, and his ex-wife, Katherine Davis of Tulsa.

Service will be 10 a.m. Monday at Cooper Funeral Chapel with the Rev. John Mixon officiating. Burial will follow at New Hope Cemetery.

Frances Warrenburg

Warrenburg, age 87, died early Saturday morning, Aug. 27, at her home in the community of Little north of Seminole.

A lifelong resident of Little, she was a graduate of Prairie Valley High School and Seminole Junior College.

She also graduated from East Central College in Ada with a degree in education and a double major in music. Her career as a public school teacher spanned 40 years, with classroom experience from first grade through the college level.

Warrenburg began her teaching career at Pleasant Grove School in 1941. She then moved to the Varnum School system. During her 20-year career at Varnum, she held a variety of positions ranging from grade school principal to American history teacher for junior high and high school students.

While teaching, she commuted to The University of Oklahoma for evening and summer classes and received a master's degree in education. She also earned a Reading Specialist Certificate from OU.

In 1970, she joined the staff of Seminole Junior College when the college was housed in temporary facilities at the First Presbyterian Church of Seminole. She helped the college move to its new campus on the northwest side of town the following year.

Warrenburg was hired at SJC as a reading specialist to set up the college's reading lab, plan the program and serve as its director. She was widely recognized for her expertise in reading education. She was a guest speaker at the annual convention of the Western College Reading Association in Reno, Nev., in 1973, and her conference presentation was selected for publication in a scholarly educational journal. Warrenburg also served as a consultant to Westark Community College of Fort Smith, Ark., to help establish a reading program there.

Warrenburg lectured extensively to parents' groups, civic clubs and public school teachers in Oklahoma and Texas concerning early detection of reading disabilities in children.

As a reading instructor at the college, Warrenburg had hundreds of international students in her classes during the 1970s. In addition to their classroom instruction, she provided many meals in her home and other cultural experiences for the students. Many of these students, who have now scattered across the country and around the world, maintained close ties with the Warrenburg family.

When she retired from SJC in May 1981 after 11 years of service, the administration and Board of Regents awarded her "Professor Emeritus" title for life. At the last commencement exercise she attended as a member of the faculty, she received a standing ovation and was invited by then-President Dr. Elmer Tanner to take his place in presenting diplomas to graduates.

During her years in education, Warrenburg served as president of the Seminole County Reading Association and was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. She was on the education, environmental and cultural affairs committees of the Seminole Chamber of Commerce, and served two years on the Chamber Board of Directors.

In retirement, she remained active in the Seminole County Chapter of the Oklahoma Retired Educators Association and received statewide recognition as the organization's "Very Important Member" (VIM).

In 1995, she was honored alongside her late husband Eugene Warrenburg, by the Varnum Alumni Association for her many years of service to the school with induction into the Varnum Hall of Fame. Mr. Warrenburg was Superintendent of Varnum Schools for 26 years.

She was also among the first graduates to be inducted into the Seminole State College Alumni Hall of Fame in 1994.

As avid supporters of Seminole State College athletics, the Warrenburgs attended home sporting events and often traveled out-of-state following the teams during playoff action. Additionally, they frequently hosted players at their home for special picnics and fishing outings.

Following their retirement from public education, the Warrenburgs pursued interests in collecting antiques and continued their strong involvement in church work. They owned and operated Warrenburg's Antique Glass. She became not only a collector, but an expert in the art of identifying and appraising glassware, and traveled extensively for many years building her collections.

Warrenburg was an active member and teacher at the Church of Christ at Little where her husband served as an elder for 55 years. She started a young ladies' Bible training class in the 1970s at the church and also helped develop the church's annual Ladies' Night devotional program in 1984.

She taught a Tuesday morning Ladies' Bible Class for nearly 20 years for the congregation. She was also the guest speaker for ladies' retreats and day programs throughout the state.

Warrenburg was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Eugene, and her parents, Mont and Maggie Davis. She was also preceded in death by her father-in-law, J.A. Warrenburg; her mother-in-law, Della Warrenburg, and two sisters-in-law, Wanda Swearingen and Rita Beall.

She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Dr. Donna Hardin and her husband, Jim, of Seminole and Marsha Guymon and her husband, J. Carl, of Broken Arrow.

She is also survived by two sisters, Irene Lawrence of Rush Springs and Kay Hinson and her husband, Adolph, of Shawnee; one brother, Jeff Davis and his wife, Beth, of Seminole, and her stepmother, Lorraine Davis of Seminole.

Other survivors include grandchildren, Terri and James Metzler of Las Lunas, N.M.; Kerri and Scott Williams of Ada; Jae Jean Young of Broken Arrow, and Hunter and Joy Guymon of Broken Arrow; five great-grandchildren, Joe Dell Williams, Ethan Williams, Kaci Williams, Madison Martin and Brooke Guymon, and nieces and nephews, Janet and Larry Waddell, Bob and Terry Swearingen, Owen Davis, Jesse and Leslie Davis, Tracy and Rob Noerper, Linda and Dwayne Dowell, Carol and Mark Werhan, and Ann and Danny Frame.

Memorial donations may be made to the Church of Christ at Little and the Seminole State College Educational Foundation Warrenburg Scholarship Fund.

Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole is directing arrangements. Visitation is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Christine D. Lyon

Christine D. Lyon, 88, Shawnee, died Friday, Aug. 26, at a Tecumseh nursing home.

She was born Jan. 17, 1917, in Boswell, Okla., to William and Minnie Carter. She moved to Shawnee as a child and had lived here since. She married Paul C. Lyon on Feb. 10, 1940.

She was employed four years at Bethel School as a cook and later joined the Shawnee City Hospital and Mission Hill Hospital for 35 years. In early retirement years, she was a volunteer at Mission Hill Hospital. She was an avid quilter and had handcrafted numerous quilts for family and friends.

She was a charter member of Temple Baptist Church and a member of Rock Creek Baptist Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband and seven siblings.

Surviving are two sons, William Lyon and his wife, Mary, and Paul Lyon and his wife, Doris, all of the Shawnee area; two daughters, Sandra and husband, David Burton, and Mary and husband, Wayne Pinkston, all of the Shawnee area; 12 grandchildren and spouses, Pam and Mark Snapp, David and Linda Lyon, Steve and Kristina Lyon, Chuck and Tami Tade, Bruce and Tammy Tade, Jason and Debi Tade, David Paul and Angela Burton, Terrance Burton and John Kelly, Greg and Shelley Lyon, Michelle and Brian Barrick, Debbie and Steve Coy and Rhonda Eck; 36 great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.

Funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rick Sullivan officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery in Shawnee.

Billie Jean Davis

Shawnee resident Billie Jean Davis, 74, died Thursday, Aug. 18, at her home.

She was born July 16, 1931, in Payson to Layfatte 3Fate2 B. Jack and Tina Mae (Mills) Jack.

She graduated from Shawnee High School and Oklahoma Baptist University. She retired as a quality assurance specialist at Tinker Air Force Base.

She was married June 18, 1949, in Okemah to C.E. 3Gene2 Davis. He preceded her in death.

She also was preceded in death by her son, Rickey E. Davis, on Aug. 17, 1963; one grandson, Ted W. Cox Jr. in 1968; one brother, Homer H. Jack in 1995, and both parents.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Marsha and Larry Jernigen of Eufaula and Deborah S. and Charlie Jernigen of Greenville, Texas; two grandchildren, Ricki Cox and Jesse Jernigen; two stepgranddaughters, Dacia Jordan and Paula Hyden; two stepgrandsons, Chuck and Samuel Jernigen; one great-granddaughter, Cori M. Daley; eight stepgreat-grandchildren; aunt and uncle, Sibble and Alfred Warden of Shawnee; sister-in-law, Ramona Jack of Norman; two brothers-in-law and their wives, Bud and Bonnie Davis and Leonard and Vonda Davis of Shawnee, and numerous other relatives.

Graveside service was Monday, Aug. 22, at Tecumseh Cemetery with Bill Matthews officiating, assisted by Phil Thompson. Walker Funeral Service directed arrangements.

Maud E. Land

Maud E. "Bobbie" Land, 86, of Seminole died Friday, Aug. 26, at her home.
No services are scheduled at this time. Swearingen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Orval Vandever

Orval Vandever, 88, of Shawnee died Saturday, Aug. 27.
Service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Cooper Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bill Matthews and Phil Thompson officiating. Burial will follow at Tecumseh Cemetery. Other information will be announced by Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

Oscar Rollings

Asher resident Oscar Rollings, 62, died Saturday, Aug. 27, in Asher.
He was born Aug. 13, 1943, in Blanchard to John and Eunice (Mayo) Rollings. He was married to Ellen (Cole) Rollings at Byars on May 19, 1979. He was an Army veteran and retired from the Ada Fire Department. He had lived in Asher since 1978 and was a member of Asher First Baptist Church.

Preceding him in death were his parents and one sister, Betty Sampson.

Surviving are his wife, Ellen, of Asher; three daughters and spouses, Dolores Miser and Layton Walker, Asher; Sandy and Robbie Mosley, Asher; Shelli and Woody Scrogum, Olney, Texas; two sons and spouses, Robbie and Tina Rollings, Kansas City, Mo.; Mike and Janet Rollings, Olney, Texas; two brothers, Arthur Rollings and Orville Rollings; sister, Lillian Dickey, and eight grandchildren, Chase, Kristie, Shawn, Cody, Aaron, Keeley, Ryan and Matthew.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Asher First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dwayne Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Vista Cemetery.

Wilma Loyce Williamson

Wilma Loyce (Bray) Williamson, 72, of Seminole died Thursday, Aug. 25, at her home.
She was born April 25, 1933, in Gailey, Okla., to O.J. and Lois Anglin Bray.

She was a retired registered nurse and a member of the Highway Baptist Church. She married R.J. Williamson Sr. on July 16, 1954, in Pauls Valley.

She is survived by her husband of the home, two sons; R.J. Williamson II of Eufaula, John J. Williamson III of Oklahoma City; two daughters, Linda J. Hall of Tecumseh, Betty Williamson of Oklahoma City; two sisters; Wanda Humphreys and Kathryn Humphreys, both of Oklahoma City, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Don Bray.

Funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Cal Hunter officiating.

James David Giles

James David Giles, 61, died Friday, Aug. 26, at his Shawnee home.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Baptist Church with burial following at Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Walker Funeral Service.

published Aug. 30, 2005

James David Giles

Shawnee resident James David Giles, 61, died Friday, Aug. 26, at his home.
He was born Dec. 12, 1943, in Seattle, Wash., to Raymond and Maxine (DeGroat) Giles. He attended Shawnee schools and graduated from Shawnee High School in 1961.

He had lived in Shawnee most of his life and a few years in Texas. He was a property manager and in the U.S. Army Reserves. He was member of the Immanuel Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Sonny Ray Giles.

Survivors include three sons, David Giles, Jr. of Oklahoma City, Justin Giles and Jeffrey Giles, both of Thousand Oaks, Calif.; one grandson, Cody Giles of Oklahoma City; parents, Raymond and Maxine Giles of Shawnee; an aunt, Marie Giles of Shawnee and a number of cousins.

Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Baptist Church with the Rev. Sam Hendry officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Walker Funeral Service, Shawnee.

Orval Vandever

Longtime Shawnee resident Orval Vandever, 88, died Saturday, Aug. 27, in Shawnee.
Orval was born June 15, 1917, in Peacock, Texas, to John W. and Ethel D. (Dixon) Vandever. He has lived in Oklahoma since he was an infant.

On Nov. 24, 1936, he married Mary Evelyn Shelton in Tecumseh. She preceded him in death on February 14, 1988.

Orval farmed when he was younger and was in the oilfield for many years. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. He enjoyed gardening tomatoes and okra, dancing and walking.

He was preceded in death by his wife; son, Carl Vandever; his parents; two sisters, Leta Brock and Marie Alexander; and two brothers, Jack and Lonnie Vandever.

Survivors include brothers, Raymond Vandever of Seminole and Bill Vandever of Chickasha; sister-in-law, Ruby Vandever of Shawnee; and several nieces and nephews.

Service will be 10 a.m. today at Cooper Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bill Matthews and Phil Thompson officiating. Burial will follow at Tecumseh Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

Christa Adean Henderson Hoffman

Merigold, Miss. resident Christa Adean Henderson Hoffman, 90, died Sunday, Aug. 28, in a Shawnee hospital.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at New Cleveland Cemetery with Dr. Gene Henderson and the Rev. James Hoffman officiating.

Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Williams and Lord Funeral Home in Ruleville, Miss.

Mohana Jo Cotner

Lifelong Konawa area resident Mohana Jo Cotner, 63, died Sunday, Aug. 28, at her residence in Konawa.
Graveside service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Konawa Cemetery with the Rev. Drew Isaacs officiating.

Memorials may be made to The American Heart Association or to a charity of your choice.

Pickard-Swearingen Funeal Home, Konawa, is directing arrangements.

Nora Marie Bada

Longtime Seminole County resident Nora Marie Bada, 85, died Saturday, Aug. 27, at her home in Seminole.
Graveside service was held Monday, Aug. 29, at Maple Grove Cemetery with Chaplain Donnie Knight officiating.

Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole, directed the arrangements.

published Aug. 31, 2005

Bette L. (Lowe) Cass

Maud resident Bette L. (Lowe) Cass, 79, departed from this life on Saturday, August 27. She died due to complications from brain cancer. She graduated from Will Rogers High School in 1944 then moved to Maud.
She was married in 1952 to Charles Bennett Cass, who was from Springfield, Illinois. He preceded her in death in 2001. They had been married 49 years.

Bette and Charles were very active members in the St. Mark's Methodist Church, belonged to several organizations and served on many committees for Maud.

Bette volunteered many hours at the Seminole Hospital as a Pink Lady in the Gift Shop. She belonged to the Eastern Star. She was a very loving and giving person and will be missed and loved by her family.

The family would like to thank all Bette's friends for their kindness and help during her illness.

Survivors include her son, Charles Bennett Cass II of the home; sister, Norma L. Hufford of Tulsa; brother Richard Leighton Lowe of Cambridge, N.Y.; three nieces, Linda L. Difrancisco Jr. of Texas, Norma Jean DeVault of Tulsa, Bette L. Holtam of Broken Arrow; two nephews, Paul Thomas Hufford of Tulsa and Warren Lowe of New York, and many cousins.

Bette will be buried in the Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole between her husband, Charles Cass, and her father, Ernest Lowe. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

Cremation Services are under the direction of Knight-Swearingen Funeral Home in Maud, Oklahoma.

Lois Helene Braman

Lois Helene Braman, 87, of Shawnee passed away Sunday Aug. 28 at her home.
She was born February 15, 1918 in Arkansas City, Kan., to Opal (Hardy) Ronsick and Earl Chadwell.

She graduated high school in Arkansas City and attended college at St. Gregorys. She also graduated from Famous Artist in Connecticut and taught art classes.

She and her husband operated a Tool & Dye Shop in Seminole. She was a member of Northridge Church of Christ and enjoyed puppet ministry and worked as a volunteer "pink lady" at Seminole Hospital. Most of all, she enjoyed teaching young artist.

She is preceded in death by her parents, two husbands Carroll Kemper and Russell Braman; sister, Phyllis Jean Hess and a granddaughter, Marty Jo Kinnamon McGovern.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Bobby Kinnamon of Shawnee; grandson, Joel L. Kinnamon of Pleasanton, Calif., great-grandson, Craig Simpson of Bethany; brother Jack Ronsick of Asheboro, N.C.; three nieces and three nephews and their families; and two step- daughters, Mona Gilstrap and Shirley Schmitz.

A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Friday, at Walker Funeral Service Chapel with Cliff Craig officiating.

Arrangments are under the direction of Walker Funeral Service in Shawnee.

Bertha Mae Johnson

Bertha Mae Johnson, 70, of Shawnee passed away Monday at a local hospital.
She was born August 9, 1935, in Meeker to Everett and Velta (Rackley) Honeycutt.

She worked for the Shawnee Public School system and retired from Humpty Dumpty after 29 years.

She married William Johnson in December of 1986. She lived in Shawnee most of her life.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband in 1999.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Cathy and Larry Haffner of Shawnee; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Jerry Honeycutt and Ron and Sue Honeycutt, all of Shawnee; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Jamison Cemetery with Tom Park officiating.

Walker Funeral Service is directing arrangments.

Karen Cecelia (Selfridge) Richardson

Former Seminole resident Karen Cecelia (Selfridge) Richardson died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005 at Helena, Mont.
Memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with the Rev.Carl Whitfied officiating.

Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole, is directing arrangements.

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