Kenneth C. Wade
ELMORE CITY -- Graveside rites for Kenneth Charles Wade, 76, Wapanucka, were scheduled for 1 p.m. today at Elmore City Cemetery.
Wade died Oct. 25, 1997, in Midwest City. He was born June 8, 1921, at Jonesboro, Ark., to Willis E. and Viola Spough Wade.
He was a diesel mechanic supervisor for Tans Con Truck line and had lived in Wapanucka since 1986. He was a member of the Teamsters Union and Veterans of Foreign War Post 7192. He and the former Elizabeth Fry had been married 30 years.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, Charles, Del City; three daughters, Jacquetta Foreman, Holden, Mo., Revay Greene, Midwest City, and Ervena Creck, Del City; a stepson, George Lowrey; and stepdaughter, Mary Thomas, both of Lawton; two brothers, Alec, Salem, Ark., and Dale, Oklahoma City; four sisters, Ruby Weaver, Midwest City, Willola Pemberton, Coal Camp, Mo., Opal Burton and Mary Burton, Deep Water, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Captola Harmon Wade; and a brother, Jess.
Corbin Funeral Home directed services.
Jewell Patton Yaegle
SPRINGFIELD, Pa. -- Services for Springer native Jewell Patton Yeagle will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Thompson Funeral Home in East Springfield, Pa.
Mrs. Yaegle died Oct. 26, 1997, at her home in East Springfield. She was born May 15, 1918, at Springer, to William S. and Annie C. Arnold Patton.
She married Lloyd Vernon Yaegle March 29, 1958, and was formerly employed at J.C. Penney Co. in Ardmore.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; a daughter, Gloria Smith, Toledo, Ohio; three brothers, Billy Patton, Lone Grove, and Jess and Wayne Patton, Springer; a sister, Lucille Skaggs, Lone Grove; four grandsons; and nine great-grandchildren.
Emma Jean Fagan
Services for Emma Jean Fagan, 55, will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Harvey-Douglas Chapel with the Rev. John P. Genn officiating. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Mrs. Fagan died Oct. 27, 1997, after a brief illness. She was born April 15, 1942, at Wilson, to James T. and Emma Burchfield Greenaway.
A lifelong resident of this area, she graduated from Greenville High School and had been a nurse and medication aide at LuKen Nursing Home. She was a member of United Pentecostal Church of Lone Grove.
Survivors include two sons, D. Wayne and Kenny G. Eads, Ardmore; two brothers, James Greenaway, Ardmore, and Donald Greenaway, San Diego, Calif.; five sisters, Jo Eva Summers, Boyd, Texas; Judy Brooks, Janice White, Pat McKay and Louise Mitchell, Ardmore; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Bearers will be Jimmy McKay, Jeff and Jason Summers, Jonathan, Jerren and Jeremy Boyer.
Annie I. Elledge
COUNTYLINE -- Services for Annie Irene Elledge, Velma, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Countyline Baptist Church with the Rev. Billy Ward officiating. Interment will be at Claud Cemetery under the direction of Milburn Funeral Home.
Mrs. Elledge died Oct. 26, 1997, in Healdton. She was born Nov. 7, 1908, in Pontotoc County, to Wiley N. and Mary E. Strawn McClure.
She was employed by Memorial Hospital in Ardmore for 10 years before she retired. She and Troy B. Elledge were married June 26, 1926. He preceded her in death Oct. 17, 1962.
Survivors include a daughter, Peggy Nye, Velma; a son, Troy "Sonny," Lone Wolf; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Bearers will be Mark Elledge, Paul Kinney, Larry Hatley, Jason Young, Andy and Alan McGuire.
Memorials may be made to hospice.
Velma I. Trent
BROCK -- Services for Velma Iva Trent, 88, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 1997, at Brock Baptist Church with the Rev. John Hatfield officiating. Interment will be at Crinerville Cemetery.
Mrs. Trent was born Aug. 8, 1909, in Love County, and died Oct. 27, 1997, in Richardson, Texas.
She was a member of Brock Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Dale, and wife, Sharon, Trent, Dallas; a sister, Lois Holley, Ardmore; four grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Trent; four brothers, Jess, Orbie, Chestney and Sidney Butler; and five sisters, Laura Johnston, Artie Johnston, Bertha Harris, Vera Graham and Dora Ellis.
Services are under the direction of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home.
Mamie J. Bell
GAINESVILLE, Texas -- Services for Mamie Jewell Bell will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Clement-Keel Funeral Home chapel in Gainesville. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery.
Mrs. Bell, 90, died Oct. 27, 1997, in the Gainesville hospital. She was born May 3, 1907, at Muenster, Texas, to Jack and Mattie Meads Higgins.
She was the widow of John N. Bell, who died in March 1979. She was a pianist at Woodbine Baptist Church 21 years.
Survivors include two sons, Bob, Ardmore, and John, Alameda, Calif.; a sister, Odell Acker, Gainesville; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
John Tyler Bryant
Services for John Tyler Bryant, 19, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Kennedy-Watts Funeral Home with the Rev. Vaughn CroweTipton officiating. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park under the direction of Watts Funeral Home, Madill.
Bryant died Oct. 28, 1997, at his home following an extended illness. He was born June 18, 1978, in Ardmore.
He had lived here all his life and was a student at Ardmore High School.
Survivors include his parents, Johnny and Linda Bryant, Ardmore; and grandmothers, Mildred Bryant, Madill, and Margie Forguson, Russett.
Bearers will be Matt Aycox, Shawn Westbrook, Cory Wilson, David Wooten, Phillip and Matthew Stringfellow.
Memorials may be made to A Wish With Wings Inc., P.O. Box 3479, Arlington, Texas 76007.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Griffin-Kennedy-Watts Funeral Home with the family receiving friends there from 6 to 8 this evening.
Michael C. Bevins
Services for Michael Charles Bevins, 50, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Griffin-Kennedy-Watts Chapel. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Bevins died Oct. 29, 1997, in an Oklahoma City hospital. He was born Dec. 18, 1946, in Ardmore, to Howard and Kathryn Bevins.
He had lived in Ardmore all his life and was of the Presbyterian faith.
Survivors include a sister, Beverly Watson, Oklahoma City; a niece, Kristin Phillips; and Gene and Ida Riesen, Casey, Jayson and Chesia.
Bearers will be Kenneth Mapp, Tom Brannon, Jim Richardson, Rick Feiler, Jerry Hutson and Dale Rushing. Honorary bearer is Gene Riesen.
Billy R. Chandler
Graveside rites for Billy Ray Chandler, 66, will be 3:30 p.m. Friday at Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Freeman officiating.
Chandler died Oct. 28, 1997, in an Oklahoma City hospital after a brief illness. He was born June 3, 1931, to Ernest and Maude M. Pistole Chandler.
He had lived in Ardmore most of his life and operated an appliance and refrigeration repair business. He and Betty Craft were married April 14, 1954, at Gainesville, Texas. He served in the Korean War and was a member of VFW.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, William and Robert; two daughters, Brenda Butler and Judy Stanley; and brother, Bob, all of Ardmore; and 13 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Kenneth, Paul and Lee Roy.
Bearers will be Neil Butler, William, Robert, Bob, Randy and Mike Chandler. Honorary bearers are grandsons, Gene Campbell and Ernest Wicker.
Bruce M. Jackson
RATLIFF CITY -- Services for Bruce M. Jackson, Pruitt City, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Ratliff City First Baptist Church with the Revs. Dwight Hawkins and Bob Keck officiating. Interment will be at Old Velma Cemetery, Velma.
Jackson died Oct. 29, 1997, at Pruitt City. He was born Dec. 15, 1930, at Norman, to Gus and Ludie Jackson.
A lifelong resident of this area, he served in the Korean War and retired from the Rocket Oil Co. after 26 years of service. He was a life member of Ratliff City VFW where he served as post commander three years. He and Eunice Corbett were married Aug. 16, 1950, at Gainesville, Texas.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two daughters, Thurza Baker, Seminole, and Holly McCurry, Velma; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Bruce Eugene, in 1967; and a brother, Leonard, in 1996.
Bearers will be Royce Williams, Greg Savage, Bobby Milburn, Stephen Baker, Bob and Bobby Walker. Honorary bearer is Adam Baker.
Milburn Funeral Home will direct services.
Ruby Fine Richerson
Services for Ruby Fine Richerson, 90, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Harvey-Douglas Chapel with the Rev. Vaughn CroweTipton officiating. Interment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Richerson died Oct. 26, 1997, in Livingston, Texas, after an extended illness. She was born to Vinet and Lucinda Hughes Fine Sept. 17, 1907, at Mannsville, Indian Territory.
She was a founding member of Northwest Baptist Church. A licensed practical nurse, she was associated with Medical Arts Clinic prior to moving from Ardmore in 1968. She and Walter Richerson were married May 10, 1929, at Phoenix, Ariz. He preceded her in death Feb. 5, 1961. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, LaDell McClendon; and son, Burton.
Survivors include three daughters, Helen Vann, Dallas, Shirley Rasor, Onalaska, Texas, and Jo King, Gainesville, Texas; two nephews, whom she reared, Jim Fine, Ardmore, and Bill Fine, Oklahoma City; 13 grandchildren; and numerous great and great-great-grandchildren.
Bearers will be Othel Newton, Elmo Cypert, Donnie Williams, Dennis Fine, Ben Richerson and Jim Fine.
Rosa E. Tranthum
LEON -- Graveside rites for Rosa Elmina Tranthum, formerly of Wilson, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Leon Cemetery with the Rev. Mike Williams officiating.
Mrs. Tranthum, 95, died Oct. 27, 1997, in Cloudcroft, N.M. She was born Aug. 14, 1902, at Rubottom, to Lewis and Belle Harris Loving.
She married Lee Tranthum Dec. 1, 1921, at Wilson, and had lived in New Mexico the past two years. She was preceded in death by her husband Oct. 30, 1968; and four brothers, Tommy, Pete, Monroe and Clarence Loving.
Survivors include three daughters, Neva Williams, Yuma, Ariz., Helen Duncan, San Bernardino, Calif., and Carolyn Sharp, Cloudcroft; and six grandchildren.
Kennedy Funeral Home will direct services.
Melton S. Sullivan
DIXIE -- Graveside rites for Melton Scott Sullivan will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Dixie Cemetery with the Rev. Hershall Baker officiating.
Sullivan died Oct. 28, 1997, in the Ardmore hospital. He was born Nov. 7, 1906, near Loco in Stephens County, Indian Territory, to George W. and Annie L. Barnes Sullivan.
Reared near Ringling, he married Sarah M. Coaly Feb. 24, 1930, at Cornish, and worked in the oil fields of Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico before he retired in 1971. He returned to Ringling in 1972.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; three sons, Bobby, Amarillo, Texas, George, Huntsville, Ala., and Jerry, Austin, Texas; a granddaughter; and two great-grandsons.
Nephews will serve as bearers.
Alexander Funeral Home will direct services.