Lona Mae Chumbley
Lona Mae Chumbley was born Aug. 7, 1905, at Durango, Texas, to O.U. and Emma Jones Chumbley. She died Dec. 25, 1997, at Ardmore, Okla., in the local hospital.
Graveside services will be Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1997, at Clover Hill Cemetery in Lott, Texas. Officiating will be the Rev. Roger Wood, Asbury United Methodist Church of Ardmore.
Lona Mae graduated from Lott High School and attended Baylor University. After graduation, she began her teaching career at Frisco, Texas, and then at the Navajo reservation at Chin Lee, Ariz. She also taught at the Papago reservation in Sills, Ariz., and Carter Seminary in Ardmore.
She moved to Houston in 1942 to teach in the public schools. She started teaching at Garden Oaks Schools. She attended the University of Houston to earn her master's degree. In 1949 she became principal and helped to open the new Patterson School. After nine years at Patterson, she moved to Jones Elementary, serving as its principal until retiring in 1973. After retiring from public schools, she taught at Baptist Temple Church School in Houston and retired in 1979.
She taught the Love Sunday School Class at Baptist Temple, participating in the Golden Voices Choir. She had read the Bible 15 times and traveled all of the 50 states, Europe and the Holy Lands.
Due to failing health, she moved to Ardmore in November 1996 to be close to family. While in Ardmore, she attended the Asbury United Methodist Church.
She was a member of the Texas Retired Teachers Association and the Baptist Temple Baptist Church of Houston.
She is survived by cousins, Nellie Ann Rhyne, Ardmore, Lilian Blackman and Grace Mullberry of Waco, Texas; and two very dear friends, Dan Smith III and Douglas Dreher of Houston.
Services will be under the direction of the Griffin-Kennedy-Watts Funeral Home.
DAVIS -- Services for Pearl Hill, 89, will be 2 p.m. today in the First Baptist Church in Davis with Dr. Lonny Lee and Bro. Ralph Hickman officiating. Interment will be in the Green Hill Cemetery.
She was born on Sept. 12, 1908, in Selina County, Ark., to S.Y. and Betha Howard Thompson. She died Dec. 26, 1997 in a Davis health care facility.
She married Leslie Hill Sept. 1, 1929, in Davis. He preceded her in death Jan. 12, 1989. Mrs. Hill had lived in Davis since 1929 and was a member of the First Baptist Church, Petunia Garden Club and Murray County Republican Ladies.
Survivors include two daughters, Carolynn Eggenberg and Sue Healey, both of Davis; three sisters, Viva West, California, Ethel Hixon, Texas, and Lucille Deringer, Mannsville; a brother, Howard Thompson, Kansas; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Bearers will be David Eggenberg III, Colt Healey, Clay Healey, Tom Kapella, Hugh Killblane, Barry Healey and Brian Healey. Honorary bearers are Burke Healey, Wayne Webb, Jerry White, Bob Drake and Pete Byrd.
Fox Funeral Home, Davis, will direct services.
Marion 'Sam' William Wylie
RATLIFF CITY -- Services for Marion "Sam" William Wylie, 64, Pruitt City, will be 10 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Chuch in Ratliff City with the Rev. Dwight Hawkins officiating. Interment will be in Ratliff City Cemetery.
Wylie was born July 13, 1933, in Tillman County to H.V. and Barbara M. Pope Wylie. He died Dec. 27, 1997, at his home. He was preceded in death by seven brothers and one sister.
He married Anne Stallcup on Oct. 5, 1958, in Pruitt City. He was a retired oilfield worker and lived in the Pruitt City area most of his life. He was in the 82nd Airborne 3rd Armor Division Occupational Forces.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two daughters, Lori Sexton, Norman, and Margie Petruzziello, San Fransisco; three sons, Burl W., Odessa, Texas, Sammy F., Dayton, Ohio, and John M., Artesia, N.M.; three sisters, Minnie Pollard, Duncan, Fern Goodwin, Hemet, Calif., and Wanda Taylor, Sun Valley, Nev.; and seven grandchildren.
Services are under the direction of Milburn Funeral Home.
Duard C. 'Dugan' Barnes
BURNEYVILLE -- Memorial services for Duard C. Dugan, 86, will be 2 p.m. today at Falconhead Christian Fellowship Chapel in Burneyville with Bud Barnes officiating.
Born Oct. 10, 1911, at Eakley to Willis E. and Maude A. Schuler Barnes, he died Dec. 24, 1997 in the Ardmore hospital.
He married Ethel L. Smith on March 11, 1933, at El Reno. She preceded him in death Jan. 5, 1993.
Barnes had lived at Falconhead since 1981, moving from Ardmore. He was co-owner/operator of El Reno Poultry and Egg Company with his late brother, Earl. He attenced the Falconhead Christian Fellowship Chapel and was a member of First Presbyterian Church of El Reno and the Falconhead Men's Golf Association.
He is survived by a son, Bob, of the home; a daughter, Bonnie L. Rose, Choctaw; a brother, Don, Buchanan Dam, Texas; a sister, Doris Porter, Shawnee; and two grandchildren.
Services are directed by Kennedy Funeral Home in Marietta.
MADILL -- Services for Virgil Lenard, 77, will be Monday at the Corbin Memorial Chapel in Tishomingo with the Revs. Rocky Pettyjohn and Bob Paige officiating. Interment will be in the Woodberry Forest Cemetery in Madill.
Born Jan. 31, 1920, in Marshall County to James L. and Anne M. Wheeler Lenard, he died Dec. 25, 1997, in Milburn.
Lenard attended school in Madill. He and Dorothy Duncan were married Dec. 17, 1938, in Madill. He was a miller helper for U.S. Silica and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II.
He was preceded in death by a brother and a great-granddaughter.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, Kenneth E., of Milburn, and Edward W., Mill Creek; three daughters, Edna F. Zornes, Marlin, Texas, Emma J. Grundy and Lanora M. Ratliff, both of Tishomingo; 16 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Corbin Funeral Home will direct services.
Fay Stanford Ervin
Funeral services for Fay Stanford Ervin will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 30, 1997, at Craddock Memorial Chapel with Bob Lee officiating. Interment will follow at Province Cemetery.
Mrs. Ervin died Dec. 28, 1997, in Ardmore. She was born Aug. 21, 1898, at Wylie, Texas, to Robert and Betty Dinkard Stanford.
She was a lifelong resident of the Ardmore area and a civil service retiree. She was a member of First Orthodox Baptist Church. She and Mark H. Ervin were married in 1921 in Ardmore.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Juanda and Alvin Brokob of Borger, Texas; a daughter, Mary Shurm of Ardmore, a daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Tim Berryhill also of Ardmore; a daughter, Carol Layne of Oklahoma City; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Province Cemetery, P.O. Box 454, Ardmore, OK 73402; or First Orthodox Baptist Church.
Jack P. Meredith
FORT GIBSON -- Graveside rites for Jack Porter Meredith, 75, Muskogee, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the National Cemetery of Fort Gibson with the Rev. Wirt Skinner officiating.
Meredith died Dec. 27, 1997. He was born March 26, 1922, in Denison, Texas.
He and Betty Seigal were married June 30, 1946, at Muskogee. He served with the Navy during World War II and later joined the Army. He retired from the Army Reserve. He was a service officer at the Veterans Administration Hospital and American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; a daughter, Janice M. Curtis, Ardmore; his mother, Stella Henson, Muskogee; a brother, Hugh, Huntsville, Texas; and a granddaughter.
Memorials may be made to Bethany Presbyterian Church, 2000 Haskell Blvd., Muskogee, OK 74403.
Bradley Funeral Home will direct services.
TISHOMINGO -- Services for Beulah Payne, 92, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Robert Yandall officiating. Interment will be at Tishomingo Cemetery.
Mrs. Payne died Dec. 27, 1997, in Tishomingo where she was born Feb. 21, 1905.
She married John Henry Payne Aug. 23, 1923, in Tishomingo and had lived here all her life. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include seven daughters, Otherine Beaver, Ravia, Mary Simpson, Oklahoma City, Geneva Helm, Lawrence, Kan., Henrietta Harmon, Phoenix, Gracie Brown, Rubye Stone and Shirley Payne, Tishomingo; two sisters, Leo Savage, Pittsburgh, Calif., and Estelle Thomas, Tishomingo; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; and a daughter, Winnie Chisolm.
Bearers will be Ralph Pynchon, Dale Callen, Kenneth Converse, Randall Blakemore, Jim Carroway and Donald Stokes.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Smith Funeral Home.
Nan M. McMain
Graveside services for Ardmore native Nan Marylin McMain, Bethany, will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Gene Adams Funeral Services, Bethany.
Mrs. McMain died Dec. 28,1997. She was born Oct. 11, 1933, in Ardmore, to Ernest A. and Margurite E. Smith.
She and Jim McMain were married in 1961. She was a member of Clark United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Nanette Young and Angela Napier; two brothers, Larry Smith, Kingston, and Hal Smith, Norman; a sister, Janie Yates, Dallas; and two grandchildren.
Rose Mary Twyford
LONE GROVE -- Graveside rites for Rose Mary Twyford, 65, will be at 3 p.m. today at Lone Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Wayne Fite officiating.
Ms. Twyford died Dec. 28, 1997, in the local hospital. She was born March 11, 1932, in Lone Grove, to Samuel and Florence Carter Twyford.
She had been a resident of Ardmore the past 15 years and was a former waitress. She was a member of Wilson First Baptist Church.
She is survived by a sister, Billie Stoker, Ardmore. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Beverly and Leigh Peterson, in 1995.
Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home will direct services.
William H. 'Bill' Lyle
RINGLING -- Services for William H. "Bill" Lyle, 72, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church with the Revs. Jim May and Burt Jackson officiating. Interment will be at Orr Cemetery.
Lyle died Dec. 29, 1997, in the Ardmore hospital. He was born Aug. 17, 1925, at Orr, to Pearl Andrew and Maude M. Davis Lyle.
Reared in Orr, he married Dorothy Walker on Jan. 20, 1947, at Gainesville, Texas, and they made their home at Orr. He was a farmer, rancher, oil field worker and served as Love County commissioner eight years. During World War II he served with the Army in the Philippines.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; a daughter, Phyllis Hawkins, Ringling; four sons, Keith, Ardmore, James, Healdton, Tony, Orr, and Charles, Ringling; four sisters, Mattie Burns, Riverside, Calif., Mildred Roberts and Kathleen Apala, Ringling, and Bettye Lamascus, Healdton; a brother, Roy, Healdton; 18 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Cecil, in 1994; and two sisters, Geneva Wade and Pauline Lyle.
Nephews will serve as bearers.
Alexander Funeral Home will direct services.
L.C. 'Tallboy' Pemberton
RINGLING -- Graveside rites for L.C. "Tallboy" Pemberton, 70, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Ringling Memorial Cemetery with the Revs. Ronnie Carroll and Ellen Abshire officiating.
Pemberton died Dec. 29, 1997, at his home in Cornish. He was born Sept. 1, 1927, at Ringling, to Lee Roy and Mary T. Wade Pemberton.
Reared at Ringling, he attended school at Center Point and married Dorothy M. Abshire on Jan. 9, 1957, in Ardmore. He served with the Army during World War II and worked in the oil fields as a roughneck until he retired in 1985. He was a member of VFW Post 4892.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; daughters, Ramona Powell, Zaneis, and Toy Davila, Randlett; a son, Kirby, Ringling; his mother, Thelma Pemberton, Ringling; brothers, Alton and Royce, both of Ringling, Jerry, of Duncan, and Ray, Lawton; sisters, Claudine Briscoe, Rio Vista, Calif., Serelda Hager and Ivy Smith, Duncan, and Glenda Lester, Azle, Texas; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Kelly, in 1983; and his father, in 1985.
Bearers will be Karlan Barnes, Tommy Wilson, Kenny Hager, Keith and Kerry Pemberton, Mike Faulkner, Michael Jackson, Mike Smith and Cory Reid. Honorary bearers are Med Acox, Burlin Allen, Tuffy Parker, Red McCauley, Billy Reid and Marvin McKinnon.
Alexander Funeral Home will direct services.
RINGLING -- Graveside rites for R.P. Burleson, 72, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ringling Memorial Cemetery with Jimmy Taylor officiating.
Burleson died Dec. 29, 1997, in a local health care facility. He was born Dec. 30, 1924, in Graham, Texas.
He had lived in Ringling from time to time, most recently since October. He was a retired carpenter.
Survivors include his wife, Lois; and brother, Delbert, Wichita Falls, Texas.
Reser Funeral Home will direct services.
Troy L. Sherrell
DAVIS -- Graveside rites for Troy Leon Sherrell, Lovington, N.M., will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Green Hill Cemetery with the Revs. Randy Terry and Finis Steelman officiating.
Sherrell, 73, died Dec. 28, 1997, at his residence. He was born April 5, 1924, in Oklahoma.
He and Mary Sager were married Feb. 2, 1947, at Jesse. He was a member of Jackson Avenue Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, Paul, Marlow, and David, Lovington; and three grandchildren.
Visitation is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fox Funeral Home.
George W. 'Willie' Russell
SIMON -- Graveside rites for George William "Willie" Russell, 80, will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Simon Cemetery, south of Wilson, with the Rev. Jimmy Taylor and W.S. McMurtrey officiating.
Russell died Dec. 29, 1997, at his residence in Leon. He was born Oct. 2, 1917, at Leon, to John C. and Martha P. Black Russell.
Reared at Rubottom, he married Parlee D. Nipp on June 23, 1945, at Marietta, and was an Army veteran of World War II. Russell had lived in Leon the past 35 years. He was employed as water superintendent for the City of Leon, and helped establish the water system and obtain the housing development. He also served as mayor of Leon for 20 years.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; four daughters, Linda Lawson, Ryan, Sharon Young, Bedford, Texas, Martha Greer, Ringling, and Georgia Holland, Sanger, Texas; two sons, Bill and Joe, both of Leon; two brothers, Calvin, Oklahoma City, and Bob, Dover; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Lorena Auld, Gertie Davis and Annie Russell; and two grandchildren.
Bearers will be Tommy Lee and nephews. Honorary bearers will be brothers-in-law and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 this evening at Alexander Funeral Home.
LOS ANGELES -- Services for Eddie Duncan, 70, were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Harrison-Ross Funeral Home chapel in Los Angeles. Interment will follow there.
Duncan died Dec. 27, 1997, in Los Angeles.
He is survived by a daughter, Jacquie Williams, Ardmore; and a granddaughter.