PONCA CITY, Okla. -- Evelyn Agatha Presley, 88, of Ponca City died July 6, 2003. She was born Jan. 3, 1915, in Collinsville, Okla., to Bert and Mary Agnes Lynch Habeck. She attended schools in Claremore, Okla., and graduated from Collinsville High School. She attended Bible College in Kingfisher, Okla. She and her husband were former residents of Flora, Ill., and Tulsa, Okla. She moved to Ponca City in 2002. She had worked for several retail shops. She was a member of the Covenant Community Church and was active in the Church Food Ministry. She enjoyed playing piano, gardening and fishing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Teddy James Presley, on Dec. 9, 2001, one son, Wayne Presley, and one daughter, Pattie Jean Presley-Lewis.
Survivors include three sons, Jim Presley and Wendell Presley, both of Ponca City, and Gerald Presley of Oceanside, Calif.; 18 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Covenant Community Church with the Rev. Don Loftis officiating.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Wilson Cemetery in Springdale. Arrangements are by Grace Memorial Chapel in Ponca City.
Pallbearers will be James Presley, Scott Granger, Aaron Presley, Andrew Ridley, Danny Presley and Jerrie Presley.
Honorary pallbearers will be Harlan McVay, Bill Lyons and Arlen Froese.
Memorials may be made to Covenant Community Church Food Ministry, 519 E. Emporia Ave., Ponca City, Okla. 74601.
Alpha Ray Gage
SILOAM SPRINGS -- Services for Alpha Gage, who died July 6, 2003, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Eastgate Church of Christ in Siloam Springs. Charles Cash will officiate. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery at St. Paul.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Wasson Funeral Home in Siloam Springs.
May L. Patrick
CLAYTON, Okla. -- May L. Patrick, 86, of Clayton died July 8, 2003, at Clayton. She was born Jan. 1, 1917, in Delaney to Emory and Josie Tuck Napier. She was a former seamstress for Levi Strauss Co. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gasthen "Red" Patrick, one grandson, Jerry Nobles and daughter, Phyllis Hankins. She was a former resident of Elkins, where she was a member of Harris Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Murl Patrick and wife Betty of Combs and G.C. Patrick of Godly, Texas; three daughters, LaVerne Van Baaler and husband Mike of Grovetown, Ga., and Jo Belle Hollingsworth and husband Pete of Elkins and Janice Bell and husband Sidney of Clayton, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery at Crosses with the Rev. Lynville Eaton and the Rev. Doyle Baker officiating.
Arrangements are by Clayton Funeral Home.
FAYETTEVILLE -- William Zachary Murphy and John Kenny Murphy, infant sons of William B. and Melissa Lancaster Murphy, died July 1, 2003, at Willow Creek Women's Hospital in Johnson.
Survivors include their parents of the home; grandparents, Thomajean Lancaster of Fayetteville, William Murphy of Brunswick, Mo., Ruth Murphy of Clermont, Fla.; great-grandparents, Tom and Barb Edwards of Fayetteville, William and Rosemary Murphy of Mulberry, Fla.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Beard's Funeral Chapel in Fayetteville.
BENTONVILLE -- Louise Olson, 54, of Bentonville died July 8, 2003, at her home. She was born Jan. 15, 1949, in Burwell, Neb., to Lowell and Ruby Berggren Hall. She moved with her family as a young child to Blue Earth, Minn. She married Terry Olson on Feb. 4, 1967. She moved to Bentonville in 1976 and was a member of the First Assembly of God. She enjoyed working in the girl's Missionette Department and had been involved in more than 30 mission trips.
Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Terry of the home; two daughters, Kimberly Sanchez and husband Rudy of Beaver and Krista Clay and husband Jason of Washburn, Mo.; her parents of Tahlequah, Okla.; one brother, Harlan Hall of Blue Earth; two sisters, Janice Baxter of Granada, Minn., and Margery Larson of Blue Earth; 10 grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Assembly of God in Bentonville with James Longmate officiating. Burial will be in Bentonville Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at First Assembly of God.
Memorials may be made to the Louise Olson Mission Fund, c/o First Assembly of God, 2202 S. Walton, Bentonville, 72712.
Arrangements are by Stockdale Funeral Services in Rogers.
Reba E. Faubus
SPRINGDALE -- Reba E. Faubus, 83, of Springdale died July 7, 2003, at Springdale. She was born March 27, 1920, in Athens, Ala., to George Ramson and Amanda Elizabeth Redmond Greene. She retired from nursing and was a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Raymond Riddle, on Aug. 10, 1979, and Homer Raymond Faubus, on Aug. 28, 1998.
Survivors include three daughters, Lottie Ruth Riddle of Springdale, Shirley Crocker and husband Jack of Alpharetta, Ga., and Dixie Mills of Springdale; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home in Springdale. Burial will be in Fairview Memorial Gardens in Fayetteville.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m.
James R. Kimbrough
James R. Kimbrough, 70, of the Salem community died Saturday, July 5, 2003, at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville.
He was born May 30, 1933, at Springdale, the son of Wilson W. Kimbrough Sr. and Lydia Reed Kimbrough. He was a 1955 graduate of the University of Arkansas, with a bachelor of science degree in agriculture. He was retired from Cobb-Vantress Inc. of Siloam Springs. He was a member of the Poultry Science Association, Alpha Zeta Fraternity, Omicron Delta Kappa, Scabbard and Blade, and he was a member of the Rolling Hills Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon and a member of the choir. He retired from the U.S. Army Reserves as a major.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Wilson W. Kimbrough Jr., and a sister, Lillian Jones.
He is survived by his wife, Terry McFarland Kimbrough; two sons, Les Kimbrough and his wife Sandra of Fayetteville and Jim Brad Kimbrough and his wife Cheri of Fayetteville; one sister, Henrietta Holcomb and her husband Herbert of Fayetteville; five grandchildren, Cynthia Flesher and her husband, Mike; Amanda Kimbrough, Hannah Kimbrough, Meredith Kimbrough and Kara Sparks; several close nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Rolling Hills Baptist Church. Burial will be in Fairview Memorial Gardens under the direction of Moore's Chapel of Fayetteville. The Rev. David Breckenridge will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rolling Hills Baptist Church, Christian Education Memorial fund, 1400 Rolling Hills Drive, Fayetteville, 72703.