Earl M. McGahey
Funeral services for Earl Merritt McGahey will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Craddock Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Robert Peterson, pastor of New Hope Church of God, will officiate. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Mr. McGahey was born April 8, 1913, at Legate, Okla., to Walter Elijah and Willie Lucion Willis McGahey. He died Jan. 12, 1999, in the local hospital following an extended illness.
A longtime Ardmore resident, he was married to Bonnie Shurley at Provence on Nov. 6, 1933. She preceded him in death on June 7, 1978.
He was a retired employee of Memorial Hospital. He attended New Hope Church of God.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Norman and Sam West, Ardmore; a son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Joy McGahey, Ardmore; a son, Keith McGahey, Ardmore; his twin brother, Burl McGahey, Ardmore; two sisters, Carra Gilbertson, Visalia, Calif., and Lorene Matthews, Tulare, Calif.; six grandchildren, Debbie McCarthick and her husband, Carl, Ardmore, Mark McGahey and his wife, Melodianne, North Richland Hills, Texas, Brian McGahey and his wife, Nikki, Ringling, Shae McGahey, Ardmore, Sandy McCalip and her husband, Billy Ray, Iowa Park, Texas, and Shelly Weaver and her husband, Darrell, Norman; seven great-grandchildren, Dillon and Austin McCarthick, Britann McGahey, Weston and Laret McCalip, Madison and Ashley Weaver.
Bearers will be Gary Simmons, Marland Vance, Curtis Moore, Tom Moss, Gene Jones and Bob Harris.
Irving Y. Fishman
GRINNELL, Iowa -- Memorial services for Ardmore native Irving Y. Fishman, 73, were Tuesday in Grinnell, Iowa.
Fishman, who died Jan. 10, 1999, at his residence, was born Sept. 12, 1920, in Ardmore, to Ike and Dora Fishman.
A graduate of Ardmore High School, he received degrees in physiology and zoology from the University of Oklahoma and his doctorate in physiology and biochemistry from Florida State University. He began his career in the biology department at Grinnell College in 1948 and served as chairman of that department 15 years before he retired in 1991. He received many awards and honors and grants and was author of numerous publications relating to his field. He served in the Army during World War II and was discharged from the Army Reserves as Lt. Colonel in 1967. He and Sara Mayer were married July 25, 1942, in Oklahoma City.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two daughters, Paula Rosenstein, Corpus Christi, Texas, and Elaine Sherp, Dallas; a sister, Ida Yaffe, Ardmore; and five grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Family Outreach of America, 1329 7th St. Suite B, Corpus Christi, TX 78404.
Smith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Funeral services for Evelyn Dawson, 86, will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church conducted by Father Timothy Fuller. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Miss Dawson, daughter of the late Henry Hardwick and Anna Pauline Wadkey Dawson, was born June 17, 1911, at Little Rock, Ark. She died Jan. 12, 1998, in a local convalescent home.
A graduate of Fort Smith Junior College, she had been assistant dietitian at St. Edwards Hospital in Fort Smith, Ark. In 1955, she came to Ardmore and joined the staff of Memorial Hospital of Southern Oklahoma, where she became the head dietitian, retiring in 1975.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and American Association of Retired Persons.
Surviving are three nieces, Judy Colwell, Longview, Texas, Jane Anne Douglas, Ardmore, and Ginger Brewer, Carrollton, Texas; a nephew, Jules Michael Falleur, Broaddus, Texas; four grandnephews; and four grandnieces. Preceding her in death were a brother, Robert H. Dawson; and sister, Dorothy Falleur.
Serving as bearers will be Bill Swatzell, Branson Baker, Steve, Brian, Darrin and Sam Douglas.
Services will be directed by Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home.
Elizabeth D. McReynolds
NEWPORT -- Graveside services for Elizabeth Diana McReynolds will be at 3 p.m. today at Newport Cemetery with the Rev. John Harris officiating.
She was born Jan. 10, 1998, and died Jan. 11, 1998, in an Oklahoma City hospital.
She is survived by her parents, Donald and Carrie McReynolds; two brothers, Timothy Andrew and Howie McReynolds; a sister, Gloria McReynolds; and grandparents, Loreta McReynolds, Midland, Texas, Leon and Janis Hammett, Lone Grove.
Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home will direct services.
HEALDTON -- Services for Nathalee Phillips, 86, Loco, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses with Elder William E. Hunter officiating. Interment will be at Loco Cemetery under the direction of Reser Funeral Home.
Mrs. Phillips died Jan. 12, 1998, in a Healdton health care facility. She was born June 21, 1911, at Lawton, to Elijah and Alice Wilkinson Downes.
A lifetime resident of Loco, she married John Phillips Dec. 19, 1931, at Ringling, and was a Jehovah's Witnesses. Her husband preceded her in death July 15, 1976.
Survivors include a son, Travis, Lone Grove; a daughter, Lavern Lawrence, Loco; a brother, Neilie Downes, Palestine, Texas; two sisters, Evalena Byrd and Ruby Blocker, Jacksonville, Texas; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Tera Keenan Jan. 6, 1998.
Bearers will b e Chris Fenton, Jason Brewer, Tony Phillips, Eric Willer, Juan Williams and Chad Walker.
Delbert M. Bardwell
DENISON, Texas -- Services for former Dickson resident Delbert M. Bardwell were Jan. 8, 1998, at Johnson-Moore Funeral Home in Denison, Texas. Interment was at Pottsboro, Texas.
Bardwell died Jan. 6, 1998, in Sherman, Texas. He was born July 21, 1914, in Sweetwater, Texas.
He attended school at Dickson and married Audrey Wiggins Aug. 14, 1935, at Gainesville, Texas. He was employed by Cosden Pipeline in Big Spring, Texas, 40 years before he retired in 1980.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; three sons, Jerry, Pottsboro, Milton and Hubert, Allen, Texas; a sister, Lula Woods, Healdton; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Elizabeth M. Beauford
Graveside funeral services for Elizabeth M. Beauford will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Eastern Star rites will be conducted by the Mattie Bruce Chapter.
She was born Jan. 8, 1920, at San Saba, Texas, to Bob and Hattie Ripple Maxwell. She died Jan. 11, 1999, in a local health care facility.
A longtime Ardmore resident, she was married to Howard Beauford here on May 18, 1941. He preceded her in death on Sept. 7, 1989. She was retired from the Oklahoma Veterans Center where she served as a pastry cook. She was a 50-year member of Eastern Star of St. Jo, Texas and a member of V.F.W. Auxiliary.
Survivors include a daughter and her husband, Sherry and Charles McDonald, Luther, Okla.; a son and his wife, Arthur Robert and Delilah Beauford, Ardmore; a sister, Ruby Shields, Avanell, Calif.; a brother, B.T. Maxwell, Ardmore; granddaughter, Charnetta "Charlie" McDonald, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas; two stepgranddaughters, Cindy Clark, Oklahoma City, and Janie Stinett, McLeod, Okla. She was preceded in death by a brother, Herman Maxwell; and two sisters, Clem Brown and Ruth Gorham.
Funeral services are under the direction of Craddock Funeral Home.
Services for Surrena Campbell will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Victory Temple with Chester Figures officiating. Interment will be at Clearview Cemetery under the direction of Ragsdale-Grant and Sons Mortuary.
Mrs. Campbell died Jan. 8, 1999. She was born Feb. 26, 1926, at Idabel, to Butler and Willie Cole.
She is survived by six brothers, Rolland Cole, Idabel, Classic Cole, Kansas City, Kan., James and McKerson Cole, Oklahoma City, and Oland and Augusta Cole, San Francisco; three sisters, Sis Jackson, Oklahoma City, Ruby and Martha Cole, Los Angeles; several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter.
Clyde C. McClenny
TEMPLE -- Services for Clyde C. McClenny will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church. Interment will be at Temple Cemetery under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home.
McClenny died Jan. 11, 1999, at his home. He was born Aug. 29, 1914, at Red Springs, Texas, to J.C. and Myrtle Brown McClenny.
He moved to Oklahoma in 1925 and served with the Army during the Battle of the Bulge and worked in Oklahoma City.
Survivors include his wife, Martha, of the home; daughter, Dana Custer, Manhattan, Kan.; two brothers, Lennis, Ardmore, and Weldon, Perryton, Texas; a sister, Dovie Douglass, Temple; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson. He was preceded in death by a son, Curtis; and three brothers, Arbie, Olen and Odice.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lawton Area Inc., 1930 Ferris Ave., Lawton, OK 73507.
George Winfred Lowe
Services for George Winfred Lowe, 89, will be 2 pm. Monday at Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Monty Baggett officiating. Interment will follow at Milo Cemetery.
Born July 22, 1908, at Milo to James Franklin and Mary Karr Lowe, he died Jan. 8, 1998, at the Oklahoma Veterans Center.
Lowe was a veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was retired from the United States Postal Service. Lowe was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include one daughter, Melody McKitrick, Edmond; and four grandchildren, Christopher, Jennifer, Alexander and Conner McKitrick and several nieces and nephews.
James Lee Dodds
MADILL -- Services for James Lee Dodds, 45, Enos, were Saturday at Watts Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with Wendyl Glenn officiating. Interment followed at Perkins Cemetery.
Born May 18, 1952, at Caney to Charles Linnon Dodds and Ethel Benefield Jones, he died Jan. 8, 1998, at his home. He was preceded in death by his father in 1994 and a brother, David Lynn Dodds, in 1960.
Dodds had worked as manager of Locke Plumbing Supply in Durant. He was a member of the Voca Baptist Church.
Survivors include one son, James Eric Dodds, Texas; one daughter, Megan Beshirs, Durant; mother and stepfather, Ethel and Kenneth Jones, Kingston; two brothers, Jerry Dodds, Madill, and Gene Dodds, Armstrong; and one sister, Julia Martin, Kingston.
Bearers were Ken Clemet, Kelly McMann, Ernie McMann Jr., Sam Trent, David Dominquez, Douglas Leinneweber and Ed Martin.
Minnie Lee Reagan
SULPHUR -- Services for Minnie Lee Reagan, 92, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Clagg Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Leveridge officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Born May 18, 1905, at Tishomingo to David Henry and Gertie Underwood Worley, she died Jan. 9, 1998, at Ardmore. She married Grover L. "Fate" Reagan on Dec. 24, 1920, at Murray County. He preceded her in death on Aug. 7, 1976. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Dorothy McCann; two sisters, Ocie Phillips and Hazel McKee; two brothers, Alfred and Frank Worley; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Reagan had lived in the area all of her life. She was a housewife and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include three daughters, Juanita Worley, Mary Alice McDaniels and JoAnn Brown, all Sulphur; three sons, Earl Reagan and Dewayne "Buddy" Reagan, Sulphur, Otis Reagan, Oklahoma City; two sisters, Bernice Tally, Kiowa, and Edna Potter, Sulphur; one brother, Condy Worley, Sulphur; 24 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and 44 great-great-grandchildren.
Fred B. Rogers
Celebration of the life of Fred B. Rogers, 77, will be 2 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Kennedy-Watts Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Alton Fannin of the First Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be at the Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery.
Born Aug. 27, 1920, at Seymore, Tenn., to George and Belle Rogers, he died Jan. 10, 1998, at an Oklahoma City hospital. Fred was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, who died at birth; and two brothers.
He was raised in Arkansas and was a graduate of Stuttgart High School. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II from December 1941 until November 1945. He was a Technical Sergeant with the 314th Air Base Squadron.
Fred married Lorene Joyce Rahn on Sept. 16, 1944. Two children, Jerry and Janet, blessed their marriage.
After the war, Fred and Lorene lived in Stuttgart, where he farmed rice and soybeans. Fred was honored by being chosen Arkansas Farm Family of the Year in 1955. He was on the board of director of Farmers Aerial Seeders and was also very active at the First Baptist Church of Stuttgart, where he served as a deacon.
After retiring from farming in 1983, Fred and Lorene moved to Ardmore to be near their children. Fred was active in the Ardmore Bass Anglers with his son, Jerry.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; one son, Jerry and his wife, Nyoka, Ardmore; one daughter, Janet Rogers, Ardmore; two brothers, Howard Rogers, El Dorado, Ark., and Will Rogers, Abilene, Texas; and two aunts.
Bearers are Carlos Carter, Doug Lefler, Walter McAnally, Jerry Hutson, Glenn Smith Jr. and Jim Fumphrey.
Memorials may be made to the Faith 2000 Building Fund, First Baptist Church of Ardmore; or to the First Baptist Church at Stuttgart.