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MODESTO BEE, San Joaquin Valley,  California
Serving Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Merced, Mariposa and Tuolumne Counties

Oklahoma-related Obituaries
Contributed by Wayne Montgomery  WAYNEMONT@aol.com


IRON EYES CODY - 4 Jan 1999
Iron Eyes Cody, the "Crying Indian" whose tearful face in 1970s television commercial became a powerful symbol of the anti-littering campaign, died Monday. He was in his 80s or early 90s.
Cody died of natural causes at his home in the Los Feliz section of Los Angeles, police spokesman Ed Funes said. Cody, whose acting credits date back to silent movies and include dozens of films and television shows, was best known for the ads from the group Keep America Beautiful that showed him shedding a single tear as he watched people litter.
He was born in Oklahoma, most likely in 1907. Cody followed his Cherokee Indian father, Thomas Long PLUME, as a performer in circuses and Wild West shows and made his first film appearance as an extra in the 1919 silent "Back to God's Country." Cody went on to appear in more than 80 films in Indian roles; often his character was listed as simply "Indian," "Indian Chief" or "Indian Joe." In one film, "Perils of Nyoka" in 1942, he had an uncredited role as "Arab." His other credits included "Sitting Bull" in 1954, "The Great Sioux Massacre  in 1965, "Nevada Smith" in 1966, "A Man Called Horse" in 1970, and "Ernest Goes to Camp" in 1987.
In television, he had guest appearances on "Bonanza," "Gunsmoke" and "Rawhide."


TARWATER, James A. July 17, 1924 - February 1, 1999
James Arlie "Sonny" TARWATER, 74 of Oakdale died at Modesto.
Mr. Tarwater was a native of Stapp, LeFlore Co., Oklahoma. He lived in Oakdale 44 years.
He is survived by his sisters, Velma Gardner and Clara Cole .
A graveside service was conducted on February 5th, at Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson, California.


BARCELLOS, Evon L. March 2, 1937 - February 3, 1999
Evon L. BARCELLOS, 61, of Los Banos, died Wednesday in Modesto.
Mrs. Barcellos was a native of Whitefield, Haskell Co.(formerly Oklahoma Co.)Oklahoma. She had lived in Los Banos since 1964.
She is survived by her husband, Joe Barcellos of Los Banos; son, Ricky Breshears; sister, Wanda Breshears; and four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Private services have been held.


LICH, Martha J. February 13, 1923 - February 2, 1999
Martha Jane LICH, 75, of Gustine, died Tuesday at Newman.
Mrs. Lich was a native of  Tulsa, Tulsa Co., Oklahoma. She lived in Gustine 10 years.
She is survived by her children, Nancy Sullivan, Susan Johnson, and Donna Bridgette; and five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Private services have been held.


HENDRICKS, Marsha Lea 23 March 1931 - 24 Jan 1999
Marsha Lea HENDRICKS, 67, died January 24, 1999 at Mt. Shasta.  Mrs. Hendricks was a resident of Mt. Shasta, California. She was born March 23, 1931, in Binger, Caddo Co. Oklahoma.  She moved to Mt. Shasta from Modesto eight years ago.
She was raised in Hughson, Califonia, and moved to Modesto after she married. She had one son, Michael, who preceded her in death.
She is survived by her sister, Mary Glenn; a granddaughter, Shannon Hendricks; nieces, Marjorie Herron, and Linda Salanti , and a nephew, Jerry Hendricks.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Praise Chapel, Modesto, California, on February 23, 1999, at 6:00 p.m.


OLLAR, Lorene L. July 31, 1928 - February 3, 1999
Lorene Linda OLLAR, 70, of Patterson, died Wednesday at Modesto.
Mrs. Ollar was a native of Heavener, LeFlore Co., Oklahoma. She lived in Patterson 55 years.
She is survived by her children, William Ollar, Mike Ollar, Fern Madnick, Judy Rowes, Pat Fields and Carolyn Hignite; and eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was conducted on February 8, at Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson, California.


RUTH, Hattie A. February 24, 1913 - February 4, 1999
Hattie A. RUTH, 85, of Modesto, died Thursday.
Mrs. Ruth was a native of LeFlore Co. Oklahoma. She lived in Modesto 10 years and previously in Fresno from 1960 to 1988. She is survived by her daughter, Betty Barnes; sisters, Fannie Gates, Johnnie Howard and Rosie Buck; and seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and four great-great- grandchildren.
A graveside service was conducted on February 8th at Mountain View Cemetery, Fresno.


ADAMS, Clarence E. April 18, 1935 - February 4, 1999
Clarence Edward, 63, of Manteca, died Thursday.
Mr. Adams was a native of Red Oak, Latimer Co., Oklahoma. He lived in Manteca 23 years.
He was an Air Force veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Pauline Adams; children, Michael Adams, Paula Adams and Lisa Beals, and Gregory Adams; mother, Dorothy Adams; sisters, Dorothy Dickerson and Laverne Whisman; and two grandchildren.
A funeral was conducted on Monday, February 8th, at P. L. Fry & Son Chapel, Manteca, with burial in Park View Cemetery, Manteca.


FARLEY, Jack G. December 22, 1938 - February 3, 1999
Jack Glen FARLEY, 60, of Modesto, died Wednesday.
Mr. Farley was a native of Broken Bow, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma. He had lived in Modesto since 1998.
He served in the Navy.
He is survived by his wife, Irene J. Bliss; children, Don Farley, Kelvin Farle,Bill Burke,John Burke, Ronald Burke, Margie Burke and Edward Frey; mother, Imogene Farle; brothers, Paul Farley and Michael Bill Farley; sisters, Nora Neves and Jeanette Clark; and 11 grandchildren.
A graveside service was conducted on Monday, February 8th, at Acacia Memorial Park, Modesto, California.


ROY, Clifton B. September 7,. 1913 - February 5, 1999
Clifton B. ROY, 85, of Modesto, died Friday .
Mr. Roy was a native of Atoka, Atoka Co., Oklahoma. He lived in Modesto 51 years.
He is survived by his children, Carolyn Marcetti and Donna Jean Beene; brother, Kenneth Roy; sisters, Bonnie Mitchell and Nancy McDaniel; and four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A funeral was conducted on Tuesday, February 9th at the McHenry Chapel of Franklin and Downs in Modesto. Burial was at the Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson, California.


SMITH, Virginia L. June 25, 1925 - February 4, 1999
Virginia Lucille SMITH, 73, of Modesto, died Thursday.
Mrs. Smith was a native of Wilburton, Latimer Co. Oklahoma. She lived in Modesto 50 years.
She is survived by her husband, Wilford Smith; children, Cheryl Farris and Ken Smith; brothers, Jerry Combs and Meril Combs; sisters; Imogene Davis and Ernestine Jones; and seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


AYRES, Ruth J. April 17, 1907 - February 7, 1999
Ruth Jane AYRES, 91, of Turlock, died Sunday.
Mrs. Ayres was a native of Tribbey, Pottawatomie Co., Oklahoma. She had lived in Turlock since 1990 and previously in Delhi since 1978.
She is survived by her stepson, Ben Ayres; sisters, Jean Gatlin and Ila Munsterman; brothers, Gordon Ginn, Irvy Ginn , and Lawrence Ginn and several stepgrandchildren.
A graveside service was conducted on Wednesday, February 10th, at Turlock Memorial Park, Turlock, California.


DEAN, Eston E. March 14, 1927 - February 6, 1999
Eston Eugen DEAN, 71, of Modesto, died Saturday.
Mr. Dean was a native of Texas. He lived in Modesto 14 years. He was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Fay Dean; brothers, Eldon Dean and Bobby Dean of OKLAHOMA, Rayford Dean of Bakersfield and C. L. Dean and Ray Dean, both of Caruthers; and sister, Lois Brown of OKLAHOMA.
A funeral was conducted on Wednesday, February 10th, at Colonial Chapel of Franklin and Downs, Modesto, California.


SHIPMAN, J. Sylvester December 3, 1929 - February 3, 1999
Jasper Sylvester "Vester" SHIPMAN, 69, of Lincoln, died Wednesday at Roseville.
Mr. Shipman was a native of Dogtown, Oklahoma. He lived in Lincoln 21 years and previously in Modesto 13 years.
He is survived by his wife, Ida Shipman of Lincoln; children, Eddie Shipman and Gail Fiascanaro, both of Lincoln; three sisters, TRELLIS PYLE, TRESSIE CAMPBELL AND DORETHA KISSEE, all of Modesto; and one grandson. A brother, Cleo Elmer Shipman, preceded him in death.
A funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, February 12th, at Lassila's Lincoln Funeral Home, Lincoln. Burial will follow at Manzanita Cemetery, Lincoln, California.


BURROW, Martha M. March 10, 1930 - February 9, 1999
Martha M. BURROW, 68, of Ceres, died Tuesday at Modesto.
Mrs. Burrow was a native of OKLAHOMA. She lived in Ceres one year and previously lived in Empire 20 years.
She is survived by her children, Jack L. Thompson , Michael Thompson and Randy L. Thompson, and Cleta Smith ; and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 12th, at Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson, California.


KUBIK, Betty S. August 28, 1929 - February 7, 1999
Betty Sue KUBIK, 69, of Manteca, died Sunday at Modesto.
Mrs. Kubik was a native of Tahlequah, Cherokee Co., Oklahoma. She lived in Manteca 20 years and previously lived in Stockton.
She is survived by her children, Michael Kubik and Deborah Finley-Uecker and Dave Garcia of OK; sisters, Ethel Romero and Dorothy Perez, both of  OK; and three grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren.
A funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 11th, at P. L. Fry and Son Chapel, in Manteca. Burial will follow at Cherokee Memorial Park, Lodi, California.


HOPPER-WALKER, Mamie 26 February 1905 - 11 February 1999
Mamie HOPPER-WALKER, 93, of Modesto, died Thursday, February 11th, at Modesto.
Mrs. Walker was a native of OKLAHOMA. She lived in Modesto 52 years.
She is survived by her children, Fay Gilstrap and George D. Hopper,Pearl Martin, Betty Bell, and Darrel Hopper,and 21 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be conducted at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 17th, at all Mortuary, Turlock. Private burial will be at Turlock Memorial Park.


LEVEY, Myra L. 30 October 1928 - 11 February 1999
Myra Lou LEVEY 70, of Newman, died Thursday, February 11th, at Modesto.
Mrs. Levey was a native of Howe, LeFlore Co., Oklahoma. She lived in Newman 52 years.
She is survived by her husband, Joe Levey; children, Linda Johnstonand Dianna Levey; brother, Harold Jeremiah; and sisters, Denzel Wroten and Dorothy LoConte, Joanne Wood and Melba McCollum .
A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 17th, at Hills Ferry Cemetery, Newman, California.


ADKINS, Ralph Sr. June 9, 1934 - February 13, 1999
Ralph ADKINS Sr., 64, of Modesto, died Saturday, February 13, at Modesto.
Mr. Adkins was a native of OKLAHOMA. He lived in Modesto 54 years.
He is survived by his son, Dean Adkins Jr. ; brothers, Bob Adkins and Billy Adkins of OK; and one grandchild.
A funeral will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 17th, at Lakewood Funeral Home, Hughson. Burial will be held at Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson.


ARNOLD, Larry G. 27 July 1943 - 3 February 1999
Larry G. ARNOLD, 55, of Modesto, died February 3rd at Modesto, California.
Mr. Arnold was a native of Milo, Carter Co., Oklahoma. He lived in Modesto 45 years.
He served in the Army during the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his children, Travis Tillery, Robert Collins and Ernest Dale Arnold and Jimmie Arnold ; a sister, Patsy K. Decker and two step-grandchildren.
No public services.


LUNSFORD, Betty A. 30 April 1916 - 11 February 1999
Betty Artie LUNSFORD, 82, of Turlock, died Thursday at Turlock.
Mrs. Lunsford was a native of Oologah, Rogers Co.,  Oklahoma. She lived in Turlock since 1942.
She is survived by her son, Robert Cockrum ; sisters, Dinksey Green and Vada Snow; and three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 16th, at Allen Mortuary. Burial will follow at Turlock Memorial Park.


USSERY, Eeva 27 July 1925 - 10 February 1999
Eeva USSERY, 73, of Hughson, died Wednesday, February 10th, at Turlock, California.
Mrs. Ussery was a native of Albion,  Pushmataha Co., Oklahoma. She lived in Hughson 35 years.
She is survived by her children, William Usseryand Charollette Hostille; and four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Private arrangements. Lakewood Funeral Home, Hughson, in charge of arrangements.


BOONE, Drannon E. Sr. 1 January 1930 - 9 February 1999
Drannon "Dan" BOONE Sr., age 69, passed away February February 9th, at the home of his caregiver, Dorothy Crismon.
He was born in Morgan, Cleveland Co., Oklahoma, and moved to Buckeye, Arizona in 1943. He worked as a cowboy herding cattle, then he moved to Grayson, California in 1945, and to Modesto, in 1948.
Enlisting in the Navy. Dan and his brother, Paul Boone, served on the same ship, the USS HAMUL, during the Korean War.
He was preceded in death by his son, Richard Boone.
He is survived by his daughter, Tami Boone Quinones; his caregiver, Dorothy Crismon ; daughter-in-law Teresa Boone; brother, Paul Boone; son Drannon E. Boone Jr.; ten grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 13th, at Lakewood Funeral Home, Hughson, California.


LANGLEY, Lucy J. 10 January 1924 - 13 February 1999
Lucy June LANGLEY, 74, of Riverbank, died Saturday.
Mrs. Langley was a native of McAlester, Pittsburg Co.,Oklahoma. She had lived in the Modesto area since 1940.
She is survived by her children, Alan C. Langley, Roger C. Langley and Lynell J. Langley and Thomas H. Langley; brothers, Alan L. Florenc, James H. Florence, Richard L. Florence, and the Rev. Robert G. Florence of ENID, OK; sisters, Helen Kathryn Hildreth and Frances Weidmann; and four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held on Thursday, February 18th, with burial at Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson, California.


NORTHCUTT, Thelma O. 1 November 1914 - 12 February 1999
Thelma O. NORTHCUTT, 84, of Oakdale, died Friday, Februrary 12th .
Mrs. Northcutt was a native of Tishomingo, Johnston Co., Oklahoma. She lived in Escalon before moving to Oakdale 19 years ago.
She is survived by her children, Fred Northcutt, John Northcutt and Les Northcutt; sisters, Beulah Bonzi and Lorene Cagle; and 20 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
A funeral was conducted on Thursday, February 18th at Deegan Funeral Chapel, Escalon, with burial at Burwood Cemetery, Escalon.


STEVENS, Larry D. 15 January 1942 - 13 February 1999
Larry Dean STEVENS, 57, of Modesto, died Saturday, February 13.
Mr. Stevens was a native of Oklahoma. He lived in Modesto 20 years.
He is survived by his children, Leo D. Stevens and Robert M. Stevens; his father, Steve A. Stevens of Missouri; a brother, Gary Stevens; a sister, Marjorie Gorny; and five grandchildren.
A memorial service was conducted at his home on Wednesday, February 17th. Lakewood Funeral Home, Hughson, California in charge of arrangements.


COUGHRAN, John P. 6 August 1923 - 11 February 1999
John Paul COUGHRAN, 75, of Manteca, died Thursday, Februrary 11th, at Turlock.
Mr. Coughran was a native of Checotah, McIntosh Co., Oklahoma.
He is survived by his children, Johnny Ray Coughran, Norman Eugene Coughran and Alan Dale Coughran; brother, Floyd Coughran; sisters, Lorene March of OK, Ruth Ayers and Ada Evans; and 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was conducted Friday, February 19th at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Santa Nella, California.


CRAWFORD, Noble J. 23 April 1922 - 13 February 1999
Noble J. CRAWFORD, 76, of Modesto, died Saturday, February 13th.
Mr. Crawford was a native of Keota, Cimarron Co., Oklahoma. He lived in Modesto 12 years.
He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving from 1942 to 1946.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Crawford; children, James L. Crawford, Larry D. Crawford, Terry L. Crawford, Dorothy J. Haynes, and Darlene Kindred; stepdaughter, Sandi Ziegenbein; sisters, Bertha Wood of OK, Bonnie Kensey OK, and Freda Coy; and 28 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
A funeral was conducted on Thursday, February 18th with burial at Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson, California.


SEVERE, Rev. Kenneth D. 8 February 1935 - 9 February 1999
Rev. Kenneth Don SEVERE, 64, of Modesto, died Tuesday, February 9th.
Reverend Severe, a popular pastor and dedicated church member at Calvary Temple in Modesto, was born in OKLAHOMA, and lived in Modesto 35 years. He served as Christian education director, and as youth minister and children's minister. He led mission trips to Mexico, coordinated a street ministry at Del Rio Mobile Home Park, and served in prison ministry. He had a reputation for being compassionate. He was a talented musician who enjoyed singing in the country gospel group, "The Calvarymen." Reverend Severe retired in 1993 because of health problems. Both his legs were amputated because of diabetes; he also had suffered a stroke and heart attack.
He is survived by his wife Fay, his sons, Doug and Rick; his brother, Robert Severe; sisters, Barbara Harris and Glenda Wilatson; and five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A funeral was conducted on Friday, February 12th at Calvary Temple, with burial at Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson, California.


BUNCH, Rev. John R. 28 June 1931 - 6 February 1999
Rev. John R. BUNCH, 67, of Lathrop, died Saturday, February 6th, at Fremont, California.
The Reverend Bunch was a native of OKLAHOMA. He lived in Lathrop 25 years. He was a clergyman in the Abundant Life Church, and had retired.
He is survived by his children, Anthony Bunch, Donna Grisham and Pam Corsara, and John Bunch; sisters, Jackie Bunch and Lois French; and seven grandchildren and two great- grandchildren.
A funeral was conducted on Thursday, February 11th, and burial was at Ripon Cemetery, Ripon, California.


SULLIVAN, Irene M. 10 August 1918 - 9 February 1999
Irene Marie SULLIVAN, 80, of Chowchilla, died Tuesday, February 9th, at Madera.
Mrs. Sullivan was a native of Johnston Co., Oklahoma. She lived in Chowchilla three years and previously lived in Merced 46 years.
She is survived by her children, Sue Alfonso, Cowanda Ann Hayes, Connie Marie Sullivan and Carrie Sullivan; sister, Lona Harper of OK; and 25 grandchildren, 34 great- grandchildren and 26 great-great-grandchildren.
A funeral was conducted on Saturday, February 13th at Evans Merced Chapel, Merced, California.


JEREZ, Stella L. 3 February 1937 - 14 February 1999
Stella Lee "Cloice" JEREZ, 62, of Sacramento, died Sunday.
Mrs. Jerez was a native of Talequah, Cherokee Co., Oklahoma. She lived in Sacramento two years and previously lived in Jamestown and Groveland.
She is survived by her daughter, Brandy Jerez ; brother James Rose ; stepmother, Vira Lee Rose ; aunt and caregiver, Floy Welch; and four grandchildren.
A funeral was conducted on Friday, February 19th, at Evergreen Funeral Home, Merced, followed by burial at Evergreen Memorial Park, Merced.


SHAW, Ollie B. 5 September 1916 - 13 February 1999
Ollie Bell SHAW, 82, of Sonora, died Saturday at her home.
Mrs. Shaw was a native of OKLAHOMA. She lived in Sonora 24 years.
She is survived by her husband, James Shaw ; daughter, Olivia Althouse; brothers, James Jackson and J. C. Jackson of ; sisters, Beatrice Gleason and Clara Wilkinson; and five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, February 20th, at the Church of Christ in Sonora. Private burial.


DI BENEDETTI, Zela P. 29 October 2904 - 17 February 1999
Zela PETERS DI BENEDETTI, 94, of Turlock, died Wednesday, February 17th.
Mrs. DiBenedetti was a native of Poteau, LeFlore Co., Oklahoma. She lived in Turlock six years.
She is survived by her children, Inola M. Myles of OK, Edgar T. Peters , Dorothy Jean Hansen; Rufus D. Peters and Betty Jo Theda ; and 16 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was conducted Friday, February 19th at Turlock Memorial Park, Turlock, California.


TYLER, Mignon M. 24 March 1914 - 17 February 1999
Mignon May TYLER, 84, of Modesto, died Wednesday, February 17th.
Mrs. Tyler was a native of Frederick, Tillmon Co. Oklahoma. She had lived in Modesto since 1978.
She is survived by her husband, Coy C. Tyler; son, Carl H. Tyler; stepbrother, John Eart Harter; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 20th, at Salas Brothers Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Acacia Memorial Park, Modesto.


PHILPOTT, Virginia M. 18 January 1907 - 18 February 1999
Virginia M. PHILPOTT, 92, of Tracy, died Thursday.
Mrs. Philpott was a native of PARK HILL, OKLAHOMA. She had lived in Tracy since 1944.
She is survived by her children, Jack Philpott, John Philpott and Ben Philpott, all of Tracy; and nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
A funeral will be conducted on Tuesday, February 23rd at Hotchkiss Mortuary, Tracy. Burial will be at Tracy Public Cemetery.


JONES, Treva M. 14 May 1913 - 20 February 1999
Treva Maye JONES, 85, of Oakdale, died Saturday at her home.
Mrs. Jones was a native of OKLAHOMA. She lived in Oakdale for 51 years.
She is survived by her children, Shirley , Stella Maye , Paul and Wanda Lou; brothers, Clifford Gosnell and Gerald Gosnell, both of Texas; and 13 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
A funeral will be held on Wednesday, February 24th, at Oakdale Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow at Oakland Memorial Park, Oakdale, California.


BRANNON, JAMES M. 20 March 1911 - 6 April 1999
JAMES MONROE BRANNON, 88, of Turlock, died Tuesday, April 6, at Turlock  Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Mr. Brannon was a native of LOCUST GROVE, OKLAHOMA. He lived in Turlock the last couple of years, and previously had lived in Hughson since 1939.
He is survived by his children, Larry and Trudy; brother, Clifford, OK; sister, Maxine; and five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
A funeral was conducted on Friday, April 9th, at Allen Mortuary, Turlock,  with burial following at Turlock Memorial Park.

GRIFFITTS, BOBBY G. 14 January 1942 - 6 April, 1999
BOBBY G. GRIFFITTS, 57, of Modesto, died Tuesday, April 6, at Modesto, California.
Mr. Griffitts was a native of OKLAHOMA. He lived in Modesto 27 years and previously lived in Stockton.
He is survived by his stepson, Glenn; brother, Solomon A.  Wells Jr.; and sister, Faye.
A graveside service was conducted on Friday, April 9th, at Cherokee Memorial Park, Lodi, California.

EMERY, OWEN 12 July 1911 - 22 March 1999
OWEN "CLIFF" EMERY, 87, of Modesto, died Monday, March 22, at Modesto, California.
Mr. Emery was a native of OKLAHOMA. He lived in Modesto nine years.
He is survived by his companion, Dorothy; daughter, Joyce Patricia; sister, Lorene ; and one grandchild.
A memorial service was conducted on March 27th at Centenary United Methodist Church.

JORDAN, BERTHA R. 26 September 1912 - 22 March 1999
BERTHA RUBY JORDAN, 86, of Modesto, died Monday, March 22, 1999.
Mrs. Jordan was a native of HEAVENER, OKLAHOMA. She had lived in Modesto  since 1937. She was a member of Airport Assembly of God Church.
She is survived by her children, Bob, David and Linda; brother, Charles ISON ; and eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
A funeral was conducted on Friday, April 2nd, at the Airport Assembly of God  Church, with burial at Acacia Memorial Park, Modesto.

PHIPPS, BOBBY L. 7 July 1931 - 21 March 1999
BOBBY L. PHIPPS, 67, of Modesto, died Sunday, March 21, at Modesto.
Mr. Phipps was a native of EDNA(?Enid), OKLAHOMA. He lived in Modesto 41 years. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War; he had been a prisoner of war.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; children, Stoney Lee and Holly Ann; stepdaughter, Audrey; mother, Nellie; brother, Ben and sister, Hazel.
A graveside service was conducted at Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson, California on March 25, 1999.

MILES, EDNA L. 1 October 1927 - 19 March 1999
EDNA LUCILLE MILES, 71, of La Grange, died Friday, March 19, at Sonora, California.
Mrs. Miles was a native of POTEAU, OKLAHOMA. She lived in La Grange 52 years.
She is survived by her husband, Julius; children, Gary , Peggy, Judy , and Dale; mother, Ruth ; brother, Elmer; and seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A funeral service was conducted on Thursday, March 25th, at Oak Hill Chapel, Oak Hill Memorial Park, with burial at Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose.

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