Effie Jackson McGee
MILO -- Services for Effie Jackson McGee, 91, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Jehovah Baptist Church with the Revs. Ricky McGee and Jess Shannon officiating. Interment will be at Jehovah Cemetery under the direction of Kirk-Dawson-Dillard Funeral Home.
Mrs. McGee died Feb. 9, 1998, in the local hospital. She was born on Feb. 7, 1907, in Milo to Lee and Estella Jackson.
She is survived by nine daughters, Eddie Bell Pickens, Claudette and Lucy Anderson and Modean Mims, all of Milo, Barbara Ann Anderson, Woodford, Ernie Mae Wright, Dora Lee White and Alvis Knight, all of Ardmore, and Ola Bell Abram, Oklahoma City; three sons, Cornelius McGee, Milo, Eulas R. McGee, Oklahoma City, and Ernsby McGee Jr., Tipton; a brother, Eulas Jackson, Milo; two sisters, Dolly Pickens, Wilson, and Hattie Means, Ardmore; 67 grandchildren; 214 great-grandchildren; and 98 great-great-grandchildren.
Bearers will be Kenneth McGee, Wilbert Wright, Rankin Banks, Gilbert Anderson, Lloyd McGee, Ronnie Godwin, Reuben Anderson and Edward Abram.
Eddie 'Boop' Miller
BURNEYVILLE -- Services for Eddie "Boop" Miller, 52, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Turner School auditorium with the Rev. Mike Williams officiating. Interment will be at Leon Cemetery.
Miller died March 11, 1998, at his home. He was born Feb. 25, 1946, at Jimtown, to Burl and Nonnie Lane Miller.
Reared in Jimtown, he moved to Texas City, Texas, and returned to Jimtown in 1974. He and Kathryn Porter were married in 1965, at Brazeltown, Texas. He worked at Uniroyal 22 years and had owned and operated Miller Catfish Farm since 1986. He served in the Army Reserves during the Vietnam War era, was a member of Rubottom Baptist Church and Ardmore Moose Lodge. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Ebony Shawn Miller, Aug. 2, 1987.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, Darrin, Durant; his mother, Nonnie Miller, Jimtown; three sisters, Burla Sue Miller, Jimtown, Lou Gregg, Wilson, Mary Jane Moore, Davis, and Roxie Norvell, Andrews, Texas; and two grandchildren.
Bearers will be Ken Roberts, Charlie Allison, Loyd Whatley, Dale Gore, Larry Wilson and Larry Walker. Honorary bearers are Robert Hughes, Greg Ramone, Jim Bill Tolbert, Eva May Powell, Roscoe Hicks, Glinnis Hartman, Archelowe Terrill, Larry Hicks, Dan Hartman and Uniroyal co-workers.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society c/o Kennedy Funeral Home, 100 E. Main, Marietta, OK 73448.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Gloria Guinn Williams
SELMA, Ala., Graveside rites for Gloria Guinn Williams, 64, were held Monday in Selma, Ala.
Mrs. Williams died March 7, 1998, at her home. She was born May 11, 1933, to Ernest and Eunice Guinn.
Survivors include her husband, Marshall, of the home; three daughters, Alice Leveret, Long Beach, Miss., Beth Chappel, Pine Mountain, Ga., and Susan Dewitt, Selma; a brother, Cecil Howard Guinn, Lone Grove; three stepsisters, Joyce Taylor, Newport, Texas, Carolyn Kessler and Colleen King, Ringling; a stepbrother, Jerry Lowrey, Wilson; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and stepmother, Ines Guinn.
Alexander Funeral Home announced services.
William W. 'Bill' Shropshire
LONE GROVE -- Funeral services for William W. "Bill" Shropshire, 68, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 14, 1998, in Harvey-Douglas Lone Grove Chapel with the Rev. Morgan Ashworth officiating.
Son of the late Jules Newton and Catherine Sullivan Shropshire, he was born March 8, 1930, in Phoenix, Ariz., and died March 11, 1998, in the local hospital after an extended illness.
He served in the U.S. Air Force and the Army in World War II and the Korean conflict. He worked on the space shuttle and retired from Lockheed Aircraft Co.
William married Betty L. Small on March 12, 1960, in Las Vegas, Nev. He had lived in Lone Grove since 1990, coming from Lancaster, Calif.
Survivors are his wife, Betty L. Shropshire, of the home; a daughter, Catherine Jobe, Lancaster, Calif.; three grandchildren, Bryan, Heather and Travis Jobe, Lancaster; two brothers, Jules Newton and Fred Shropshire, Hawaii.
Visitation will be from 6:30 to 7:30 tonight in the Lone Grove Chapel. His body will lie in state at the chapel from 9 a.m. today until service time at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Services are under the direction of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home, Ardmore.
TISHOMINGO -- Services for Easter Henderson, 96, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Willis officiating. Interment will be at Wiley Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.
Mrs. Henderson died March 10, 1998. She was born Jan. 15, 1902, in Tishomingo Indian Territory, to Johnson and Margaret Stephenson.
She married Iverson Henderson Dec. 12, 1931, at Nolen Chapel in Johnston County and had lived in this area all her life. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husband; two brothers; four sisters; and a grandchild.
Survivors include two daughters, Geneva Kemp, Tishomingo, and Janetta Williams, Fairfax; 21 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Bearers will be Ruvell Stevenson, Steve Cheadle, William Gunter, Edgar, Willard and Charlie Kemp.
Frances Edward Jones
HEALDTON -- Funeral services for Frances Edward Jones, age 83, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 1998, in the Reser Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Philip Fox officiating. Interment will be at Oil Springs Cemetery, south of Graham.
Mr. Jones died Thursday morning, March 12, 1998, in the Healdton hospital after a lengthy illness.
Son of William R. and Elver May Dowdy Jones, he was born Oct. 19, 1914, in Marshall County, Ala. Reared in Alabama, he married Bernice Winkles on June 25, 1939, in Grant Ala. They moved to Washington, Okla., in 1949, and to Healdton in 1950. After he retired in 1975, they moved to Vian, Okla., then returned to Healdton in 1985.
A mechanic by trade, Mr. Jones worked in a defense plant during World War II. In the Healdton area, he worked for R.C. Milligan Chevrolet, Oklahoma Well Services, Sutherland Well Service, Davis Corporation, J&E Hot Oil, Jack Shoemake, Cornish Motor Co., and Brady Welding and Machine Shop. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Bernice, of the home; two daughters and a son-in-law, Cornelia Owens, Bentonville, Ark., Francine and David Lucas, Bentonville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Eddie and JoAnn Jones, Roland, Okla., and Leonard and Kayla Jones, Healdton; two children whom he reared, Elsie Carroll and her husband, Bob, Healdton, and Jackie Kerley, Healdton; a brother, Yancy Jones, Guntersville, Ala.; four sisters, Mary Woodall, Grant, Lucille Matney, Grant, Louise Holcome, Grant, and Lila Belcher, Lithia Springs, Ga.; 22 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Buck; one sister, Lois; and two grandsons, Jerry Lucas and Dorwin Elder.
Bearers will be his grandsons, Troy Croan, Travous Lucas, Joshua Jones, Justin Jones, Josh Lee Carroll, Paul Kerley, Jeremiah Kerley, James Moses and Jessie Jones.
Lee Bryan Lackey Jr.
RATLIFF CITY -- Funeral services for L.B. Lackey, 73, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 1998, at the First Baptist Church in Ratliff City with the Rev. Dwight Hawkins officiating. Interment will be at Ratliff City Cemetery under the direction of Milburn Funeral Home.
Mr. Lackey was born May 29, 1924, at Luka, Ark., to Bryan and Della Silvertooth Lackey. He died March 11, 1998, in Dallas, at St. Paul Hospital after a short illness.
As an Army veteran of World War II, L.B. served in England, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. He participated in the D-Day invasion and throughout the war received four battle stars and various mother medals.
L.B. had lived in the Ratliff City area since 1951 and married Margie Jennings on Nov. 18, 1954, at the Ratliff City Baptist Church. With more than 30 years of service with Amoco Production Co., he retired in 1982 as a field foreman. After retirement, L.B. continued to enjoy his family, farming and ranching.
Survivors include his wife, Margie Jennings Lackey, Ratliff City; two sons and their families, Bryan and Marsha Lackey, Leah and Halee, Ardmore, Paul and Sandy Lackey, Tess and Katie, Lone Grove; a daughter, Lisa Lackey, Dallas; three sisters, Billie Holt and Irene Peters, Ada, Janell Robinson, Fittstown; two brothers, James Lackey, Stonewall, and Lewis Lackey, Quitman, Ark. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bryan and Della Lackey, Fittstown; a sister, Wilma Bunyard, Ada; and an infant brother, Fittstown.
Pallbearers will be nephews, D.E. Brower, Yukon, Jim Holt, Edmond; Joe Jennings, Ratliff City; Howard Lackey, Quitman, Ark.; Mark Riggs, Dallas; and Michael Robinson, Broken Arrow.
Ouilda McDaniel Johnstone
PETERSBURG -- Graveside rites for Ouilda McDaniel Johnstone, 72, of Courtney, were Thursday at Petersburg Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Adkisson officiating.
Mrs. Johnstone died March 10, 1998, in the Ardmore hospital. She was born July 2, 1924, at Courtney, and had worked for the government.
Memorials may be made to a charity of choice.
Reser Funeral Home directed services.
VELMA -- Services for Hershel Pierce are pending from Milburn Funeral Home. He died March 12, 1998, in the Lawton hospital.
Mark A. Melton
BURNEYVILLE -- Services for Mark Anthony Melton, 28, will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Burneyville Baptist Church with the Revs. Jim Whitley and Jim Lively officiating. Interment will follow at Rubottom Cemetery.
Melton died Feb. 20, 1998, in Bonifay, Fla., after a sudden illness. He was born Dec. 11, 1969, at Fort Worth, Texas.
He was a driver for Prime Trucking Co. and had lived at Falconhead the past five years, moving there from Paradise, Texas. He was a member of Burneyville Baptist Church and Promise Keepers.
Survivors include a son, Austin, Grapevine, Texas; a daughter, Chelsea, Lake Worth, Texas; his mother and stepfather, Pam and Herb Neimeyer, of the home; his father, Jimmy Melton, Edgewood, Texas; three sisters, Kavin Parker, Houston, Tammy Baker and Tanga Hambrick, Falconhead; and brother, Pat Neimeyer, Jacksboro, Texas.
Bearers will be Steve Saffell, Bill Hodges, Doug Henshaw, Chad Franks, Kevin Woods and Kenneth Price.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Duane Sheriff Ministries Food Bank, P.O. Box 427, Durant, Okla. 74702.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at Kennedy Funeral Home, Marietta.
Francis A. Loving
Services for Francis A. Loving are pending from Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home. She died Feb. 23, 1998, in the local hospital.
Lenna B. Means
Services for Lenna B. Means are pending from Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home. She died Feb. 23, 1998, in a local health care facility.
Ernest Paul John
SULPHUR -- Services for Ernest Paul John, 87, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sulphur United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bob Moody and Rep. Danny Hilliard officiating. Interment will be at Oaklawn Cemetery.
John died Feb. 21, 1998, in Sulphur. He was born Sept. 11, 1910, in Lawton, to William E. and Hattie Hanabas John.
Reared at Walters, he graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1931 with his degree in journalism and worked for the Walters Harold from 1931-36. He worked at the Purcell Register until 1941 when he came to Sulphur and took over the Sulphur Times Democrat.
He was a teacher and member at Sulphur United Methodist Church and served two terms as president of the Chamber of Commerce. During his 67-year membership in Rotary, he was president from 1947-48, was chosen "Man of the Year" in 1974, and received the Rotary Paul Harris Award In 1982. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Press Association's Half-Century Club Feb. 12, 1982 ,and the Murray County Livestock Show was dedicated to him in 1993. He was also a member of the Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists.
John married Frances Lorine Trisler Dec. 26, 1936, at Temple.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, Jerry, Central Point, Ore., and James, Sulphur; a brother, Harold, Sulphur; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Leon.
Bearers will be Tom McCurdy, Ron Little, Danny Hilliard, Keith John, Terry Woodell and Major Clagg. Honorary are Murlene Lewis, Don Braden, Keith Woodell, Billy Gregory, Calvin Agee, Paul Thompson, Keith and Bob Woodell and Rotary members.
Memorials may be made to Sulphur United Methodist Church building fund or the Rotary's Paul John Scholarship Fund.
Clagg Funeral Home will direct services.
Kenneth W. Reubin
TISHOMINGO -- Graveside rites for Kenneth W. Reubin will be at 2 p.m. today at Tishomingo Cemetery with the Rev. Joey Lansdale officiating.
Reubin, 72, died Deb. 21, 1998, in Ardmore. He was born Aug. 6, 1925, at Tishomingo, to John and Ida Powell Reubin.
He graduated from Tishomingo High School, served two terms as Johnston County sheriff, then worked at Tinker Air Force Base. He had lived at Stidham the past 15 years.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille, Oklahoma City; a stepson, Jimmy Henry, Wichita, Kan.; two stepdaughters, Willie Snodgrass, Oklahoma City, and Janice Stewart, Alva; and two brothers, Carl, Sulphur, and Leon, Lakeview, Ark. He was preceded in death by a sister, Allene Wigington.
Corbin Funeral Home will direct services.