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Okbits File     Cherokee Co.: Tahlequah

Tahlequah.

February 1960

HUTCHING
Mrs. Josie Agnus (MORTON) HUTCHING died Thursday, February 25, 1960, in Tahlequah. She was born May 10, 1887, in Indian Territory.
Survivors include her husband, Fred HUTCHING; five daughters, Nannie BENGE, Fort Gibson, Florence BENGE, Hulbert and Kathrine HOLLAND, Ruby MONTGOMERY and Wanda HINDS, all of Muskogee; three sons, Clyde of Muskogee, Earl of Fort Gibson and George of Carona, California; 29 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren, a brother, Jack MORTON, Van Buren, Arkansas, and a sister, Lillie DASSLER, McAlester.
Submitted by Cecil V. Boyd  cvboyd@whc.net


June 29, 1982

GLENN
In Memory of my Dad: Hallie Alfred "Squirrel" GLENN, b. 1 Sep 1913, Chambers, Pittsburg Co., OK, d. 29 Jun 1982, Tahlequah, Cherokee Co., OK, buried Tahlequah City Cemetery, Hart Funeral Home. His parents were George Washington GLENN of Lubbock, TX and Mary Alma CHESTER GLENN of TX and Muskogee, OK who preceded him in death. He lived most of his adult life in and around Tahlequah.
Submitted by Pat Glenn McAlpine patmc@sstelco.com


Tracy Aaron JENNINGS
On August 28th, 1997. Tracy Aaron JENNINGS at the age of 24 years old was killed in an automobile accident. He was driving home from work when the car went off the road striking two trees causing the car to turn onto its top. JENNINGS was pronounced dead at Tahlequah City Hospital. In his passing he left behind a wife, Stephanie who was five months pregnant with his only child, two step-daughters, Keturah and Kara.
Tracy and Stephanie had only been married six months at the time of his death. Excitedly anticipating the arrival of their child. Tracy had no other children of his own and his joy exceeded all boundaries.
In January of 1998 his daughter was welcomed into the world. Her mother named her after her father, giving her his full name(Traci Erin).
He had a free spirit, loving and kind. His heart was always giving, and those who needed his help knew he would always be there for them. For all who knew him knew he was a wonderful and generous man.
He was loved by so many, family, friends, and co-workers and will be missed by all.

Submitted by Stephanie L. Jennings princess@intellex.com


Tahlequah Daily Press

June 1989

HAZEL CLAUDIA BOSWELL
Born to Carrie (Teel) and Henry Boswell on November 07, 1910 in Parkhill, Ok in the "backyard" of the old Cherokee National Seminary, died on June 6, 1989 at the age of 78 years in the Ward Nursing Home in Tahlequah, OK. Preceeding her in death were her parents, her husband, Calvin Stan Waitie Rotramel, 3 daughters, Rosalee Rotramel; Wanda Thompson; and Mamie (Rotramel) Bryan, 2 grandsons, Jimmy Bryan and James Gordon. Left to mourn Mrs. Halls death are her children; sons, Thomas Johnson of California, Johnny Rotramel of California and Calvin Rotramel of Tahlequah; daughters Almeda (Rotramel) and husband Paul Moore of Pryor, OK, Shirley (Rotramel) and husband Don Tudor of Tahlequah, OK, Patsy (Rotramel) and husband Floyd White of Tahlequah, OK, Carol Nadine (Rotramel) Smith of Tahlequah, Linda (Rotramel) and husband Roger Young of Fort Gibson, OK, and Sharon (Rotramel) and husband Aubrey Hipp of Petaluma, CA. Brother Atha and wife Thelma Miegs of Tahlequah, OK and one sister Jenny Meigs of Visalia, CA. A host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services were held June 10, 1989 at Reed-Culver Funeral Home in Tahlequah, Ok with the Reverend David White presiding. Songs were sung by Denise Jackson and Mary Wright. Burial followed in Ross Cemetery in Parkhill, OK
Submitter: Hazel Hall whitete@cherokee.nsuok.edu


Friday, November 5, 2004

COOKSON -- A memorial service for Sheila McBride will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004, at Chicken Creek Park, Space 35, with Rev. Donald D. Niblett officiating.

Sheila McBride was born Oct. 21, 1957, in Albuquerque, N.M. She passed from this life on Nov. 3, 2004, at her home in Cookson. Sheila worked as a laboratory technician.

She was preceded in death by her mother Lavada (Keck) McBride.

Sheila is survived by her father, John Vance and his wife Ann; three sisters, Tamara McBride, Naomi Walters and Charlotte Muniz; two brothers, Johnathan Vance and Billy McBride; stepbrother, Bret Miller; and nine nieces and nephews, Tamarah Johnson, Christina Turman, Craig Walters, Shannon Walters, Kyle Vance, Allie Vance, Madison Vance, Ashley McBride and Billy Ingram.

Reed-Culver Funeral Home, 117 W. Delaware, 456-2551

submitted by Billy G. McBride,  bgmcbrid@utmb.edu


Printed in the Tahlequah Daily Press

Billie Ruth Medlin

Friday, January 7, 2005 9:39 AM CST

TAHLEQUAH -- Services for Billie Ruth Medlin will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 7, 2005 at Reed-Culver Chapel, with Rev. Jay Cook officiating. Burial will follow at Double Springs Cemetery under the direction of Reed-Culver Funeral Home. Pallbearers include Bill Whitley, Troy Medlin, Freddie Medlin, Bill Potter, Donnie Parris and Billy Taylor.

Billie Ruth Medlin was born March 5, 1931, in Tahlequah to William Curtis and Irene (Gentry) Parris. She passed from this life Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, in Tahlequah at the age of 73 years. Billie was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was a loving mom, grandmother and sister.

Billie is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gabe (Goat) Medlin; an infant son, Ronald Dean; three brothers, Donald, Blake and Bob; and one sister, Sue Ann.

Survivors include three daughters, Kathey Medlin Keller, Freda Medlin and Regina Martin; one son, Donald Medlin; one sister, Sally Berry; three brothers, Jim Parris, Tom Parris and Jerry Parris; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Reed-Culver Funeral Home, 117 W. Delaware, 456-2551

Submitted by Zanna Guinn zannaguinn@gmail.com


Printed in the Tahlequah Daily Press

Leonard Cobb

Monday, April 11, 2005 12:24 PM CDT

TAHLEQUAH - Leonard Cobb born March 19, 1934 in Cherokee County to David Cobb and Geneva (Brown) Cobb and passed from this life on April 8, 2005 in Tahlequah at the age of 71 years. Leonard married Emma Towie on April 19, 1955 they made their home in Tahlequah, sharing 50 years together. He was an OU fan and enjoyed fishing, floating the river and making the best cheeseburgers. Leonard was very involved in his church and loved to read his Bible. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who loved his children and grandchildren dearly and will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him. Leonard was a retired steel worker.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Buddy Cobb; and two sisters, Dorothy Smith and Sue Wright. Leonard is survived by his wife, Emma Cobb; two daughters, Donna Leith and husband Ray, and Debbie Skaggs and husband Larry; one son, Les Cobb; four sisters, Betty Jones and husband Luster, Judith Jackson and husband Don, Irene Stevens, and Pauline Fry; one brother, J.D. Cobb and wife Cathy; three grandchildren, Leslie Erin Martin, Lindsey Amber Dillard and husband Neil Jr., and Joshua Dean Martin; a great-granddaughter, Emma Grace Dillard; and a host of family and friends.

Funeral ceremony will be 1 p.m., Monday, April 11, 2005 at Reed-Culver Chapel with Rev. Harrel D. Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Cobb Cemetery under the direction of Reed-Culver Funeral Home. Casketbearers include Roger Jones, Joshua Martin, Jimmy Skinner, Ronnie Towie, Lee Towie and Billy James Leigh. Honorary casketbearers will be Joe Smith, Roy Towie, Linclon Towie and J.D. Cobb.

Reed-Culver Funeral Home, 117 W. Delaware, 456-2551.

Submitted by Zanna Guinn zannaguinn@gmail.com


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