Earl H. Minter
Services for Earl H. Minter are pending from Craddock Funeral Home. He died June 15, 1998, in the local hospital.
Garmon K. 'Bud' Giddens
REXROAT -- Services for Garmon Keith "Bud" Giddens will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rexroat Baptist Church with the Rev. James Wigington officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Ardmore.
Giddens died June 14, 1998 at the Oklahoma Veterans Center, Ardmore Division. He was born Aug. 13, 1918, at Pauls Valley, to Jacob K. and Nettie L. Lane Giddens.
Reared in Pauls Valley, he served as an Army Air Corps pilot from 1942-45, and married Cora Lee O'Dor Sept. 5, 1949, at Lawton. He moved to Wilson and worked for Ward Merrick Oil Co. before working for Conoco where he was employed 20 years when he retired as production foreman. He was a member of Rexroat Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; children, James Donald, Judy, Richard and Mike; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Bearers will be Ernest McGaughy, Robert O'Dor, Chad Simpson, Turner Poindexter, Mike Giddens, James and Richard Bramlett.
Alexander Funeral Home will direct services.
Elmer L. 'Buck' Roberts
WAURIKA -- Services for Elmer Lee "Buck" Roberts will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Waurika First Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Chris Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Sugden Cemetery.
Roberts died June 14, 1998, in a local health care facility at the age of 83. He was born Oct. 6, 1914, at Paradise, Texas, to Charlie and Gertrude Boyd Roberts.
He was a self-employed car salesman who had lived in Fort Worth, Texas, 27 years before moving to Ardmore three years ago.
Survivors include a daughter, Melba Stone, Ardmore; three sons, David, Keller, Texas, Charles, Boyd, Texas, and Ricky, Tecumseh; a sister, Tommy Ethridge, Tom Bean, Texas; a brother, Grover, Waurika; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Jackie and Eddie; a brother, H.B.; and two sisters, Jewel Drain and Zelma M. Poage.
Bearers will be grandsons and great-nephews.
Craddock Funeral Home will direct services.
Lue Eller Riley
RINGLING -- Graveside rites for Lue Eller Riley, 88, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Ringling Memorial Cemetery with the Revs. Jimmy Taylor and Ellen Abshire officiating.
Born Feb. 28, 1910, at Orr, to Joseph and Hannah May Gregg, Mrs. Riley died June 20, 1998, in Ardmore.
Reared at Orr, she married Sidney Riley Sept. 14, 1946, and they lived in Sardis before returning to the Ringling area. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1960; a sister, Florence Lambert; and four brothers, Luther, Homer, Bob and Melvin Gregg.
She is survived by a daughter Ida Mae Rains, Ringling; a brother, Will Gregg; and two granddaughters.
Honorary bearers are Roy Gregg, Ricky and Larry Griffin, Randy and Todd Barnes, Jamie Frazier and Harold Snooks.
Alexander Funeral Home will direct services.
Earnest P. Dickey
RINGLING -- Services for Earnest P. Dickey, 96, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Ringling Methodist Church with the Rev. Larry Addkison officiating. Interment will follow at Waurika Cemetery under the direction of Worley Funeral Home.
Dickey died June 21, 1998, in a local hospital. He was born July 23, 1901, at Folsom, to Stewart E. and Molly Christine Dickey.
The longtime Jefferson County rancher moved to the Claypool area as a child and married Naoma Lucille Grace Nov. 23, 1923, at Waurika. He served as a cotton surveyor for the county during World War II and farmed and ranched in Claypool.
He was preceded in death by his wife, on March 2, 1992; a son, Doyle, Oct. 12, 1991; two daughters, Sevelle Overstreet and Lavele Duncan in June of 1993; a sister, Elaine Grace; and four brothers, Alton, Roy, Worth and Paul.
Survivors include a son, Wayne Dickey, Tulsa; two daughters, Margaret Headrick, Comanche, and Charlisa Stroud, Ringling; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Grandchildren will serve as bearers. Honorary bearers are Lou Ruston, Gladys Cargile, Ruth Carter, Laura Kirkland and Susie Gardner.
HEALDTON -- Services for Chris Puckett, 24, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Assembly of God Church with the Revs. David Gardner and John Harris officiating. Interment will be at Oil Springs Cemetery under the direction of Reser Funeral Home.
Puckett died June 20, 1998, following an auto accident. He was born Dec. 2, 1973, in Dallas.
He attended school at Lone Grove and Casper, Wyo., and graduated from Healdton High School in 1993. He attended Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma City campus. He was a member of Demolay. He had lived in Healdton most of his life in the Healdton area and sold insurance for a short time.
Survivors include his parents, Gina Puckett, Yukon, Danny and Maxine Puckett, Oil City; a sister, Christen Puckett, Oil City; three stepsisters, Shelly Stahlbusch, Ardmore, Marci Strawderman, Lawton, and Tracy Guy, Sacramento, Calif.; his grandparents, Rex and Birtie Jo Puckett, Oil City, and Robert and Deon McKenzie, Denison, Texas.
Bearers will be Daren Phillips, Merle Porter, Joe Mack Roberts, Johnny Farrell, Danny and Michael Murray.
Lucille Elizabeth Alexander
WILSON -- Funeral services for Lucille Elizabeth Alexander, 80, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Alexander Funeral Home chapel with her grandson, David Russell, officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Ardmore.
Mrs. Alexander died June 21, 1998, in Ardmore. She was born April 10, 1918, at Walters, to David Edward and Bell McClarty Guthrie.
Reared at Randlette and Courtney, she and Steve Black were married in 1934, at Ringling. They lived in Brownfield, Texas, then moved to Ardmore in 1969. Mr. Black died in 1974. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Patsy Faught, in 1978.
On April 10, 1978, she and W.C. "Bill" Alexander were married in Ardmore.
Survivors include her husband, Bill, of the home; a daughter, Jackie Croskell; two sons, John Black, Ardmore, and Don Black, Braggs; two stepdaughters, Claudia Thompson, Houston, and Jessie Ann Black, Lake Elsinor, Calif.; a sister, Cleo Muller, Ardmore; sister-in-law, Wanda Russell, Dover; a brother, James Guthrie, Lodi, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.
Bearers will be grandsons, Thomas and Steve Russell, Terry and Steven Thompson, Jay Sargent, Gene Croskell, Randy and Eddie Black.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Services for Hoyt Reno will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Craddock Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Monty Baggett officiating. Interment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Reno died June 21, 1998, at the Oklahoma Veterans Center in Ardmore. He was born Sept. 6, 1916, at Mill Creek, to Eddie Richard and Pearl Hooks Reno.
He had lived in Ardmore all his life and was employed by the United States Postal Service for more than 30 years until retiring in 1975. He was stationed in Europe while serving in the Army during World War II. He was very active in the Military Memorial Museum in Ardmore.
Survivors include two sons, Hoyt M., Tulsa, and Richard A., Temple, Texas; a sister, Anna Mauldin, Ardmore; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Bearers will be David Capps, Gen. George Donovan, J.C. Luke, Barry Ross, Jack Parker and Jerry Thomas.
J.A. 'Bud' Russell
MARIETTA -- Services for J.A. "Bud" Russell, 77, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of Christ with Thomas Russell and Ray Hilliard officiating. Interment will be at Leon Cemetery.
Russell died June 21, 1998, in the Ardmore hospital. He as born March 20, 1921, at Leon, to Will and Lottie Ward Russell.
He had been a resident of Love County most of his life and was married to Louise Peters Feb. 4, 1967, at Midwest City. He worked in the oil fields several years and later owned and cooked in several area restaurants. He was preceded in death by a son, Teddy Joe, Dec. 30, 1995; a sister, May Coley; and brother, Harmon.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; three sons, Allen, Marietta, Larry, Claremore, and Ray, Thackerville; five daughters, Nelda Wood, Rainier, Ore., Johnie Raulston, Jones, Barbara Harris, Burneyville, Janie Shawver and Charlene Shive, Midwest City; a brother, G. Quenton, Thackerville; five sisters, Ola Kindell, Leon, Ruby Williams, Oklahoma City, Willie Mae Barnes, Wilson, Doris Carlile and Evelyn Hood, Denton, Texas; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
Bearers will be Gary Boykin, Merle Gregory, J.D. Harris, Bobby Choate, Mathew, Dewayne and Garon Russell. Honorary bearers are Ricky Harris, Chris Shive, Justin Shawver and Sammy Raulston.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at Kennedy Funeral Home, Marietta.
Inez Johnston Kerr
MARIETTA -- Graveside services for Inez Johnston Kerr will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lakeview Cemetery in Marietta, with Floyd Johnson officiating.
Mrs. Kerr was born Feb. 6, 1904, at Marietta. She died June 22, 1998, at her home in Big Spring, Texas.
She was a lifelong resident of Marietta before moving to Sand Springs a year ago to live with her son. She had worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co., retiring after 28 years. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She and Ernest Kerr were married in Mairetta. He preceded her in death in June 1974.
Survivors include two sons, Larry D. Kerr, Big Spring, and Jackie R. Kerr, Thackerville; six grandchildren, Jackie Wayne Kerr, Mineral Wells, Texas, Tina M. Howard, Midland, Texas, Becky S. Bearden Ardmore, Earnest H. Kerr, Big Spring, Amanda S. Kerr, Gainesville, Texas, and Micah D. Kerr, Odessa, Texas; five great-grandchildren, Devin, Nicholas and Ethan Arguello, Midland, Texas, Jacoby and Lacy Kerr, Mineral Wells.
The family suggests memorials to The American Heart Association, Howard County Division, P.O. Box 1223, Big Spring, Texas 79721-1223.
Nalley-Pickle and Welch Funeral Home will direct services.
Chad Wayne Barnes
WILSON -- Funeral services for Chad Wayne Barnes, 21, lifelong Wilson resident, will be at 4 p.m. today at the Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Jim Gillum officiating. Interment will be at Bomar Point Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home.
Barnes died June 20, 1998, following an auto accident 2ð miles west of Wilson-Healdton Y on U.S. Highway 70. He was born Dec. 3, 1976, to Joseph Mark Idleman and Leta Ann Barnes in Ardmore.
A resident of Wilson his entire life, Chad attended, played football at and graduated from Wilson High School in 1995. He was employed by Jones Drilling Co. in Duncan at the time of his death.
Survivors include a daughter, Megan Sanders, Lone Grove; stepson, Joseph Brock Cantwell, Wilson; mother, Leta Skaggs; and sister, Kylie D. Skaggs, of the home in Wilson; grandmothers, Margaret Porter and Tommi Lou Idleman; and grandfather, Earl Dean Barnes, all of Wilson; two uncles, Anthony Barnes, Pauls Valley, and Tim Barnes, Wilson; and stepfather, Lonnie Skaggs, Countyline.
Bearers wil be Steven Allison, Brian Chapman, Michael Williams, Bobby Williams, Billie Don Hacker and Donny Hogan. Honorary bearers are Lonnie Skaggs, Adam Ned, D.L. Daniels and Doyle Neal.
Alexander Funeral Home will direct services.
Michael Paul Chapman
WILSON -- Graveside rites for Michael Paul Chapman, 23, were scheduled for 2 p.m. today, June 23, 1998, at Hewitt Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Phipps officiating.
Chapman died June 20, 1998, following an auto accident 2ð miles west of the Healdton-Wilson Y on U.S. Highway 70. He was born May 1, 1975, in Ardmore, to Elvin K. and Gennie Kay Caldwell Chapman.
A resident of Wilson his entire life, Michael attended and graduated from Wilson High School. He was a member of Rexroat Baptist Church and was employed in construction.
Survivors include his parents Elvin and Rebecca Chapman, Kingston, and Kay Caldwell, Walters; a special friend and her children, Joy Sanders, Kyle and Tyler, Wilson; five sisters, Tina Whatley, Wilson, Trina Christie, Davis, Brandie, Casey and Crystal Chapman, all of Kingston; a brother, Chad Chapman, Kingston; an uncle and aunt, Arlon and Carlene Chapman, Wilson; aunt, Billie Haynes, Wilson; three nieces; and four nephews.
Bearers were Richard Phillips, Quinton Nipp, Jessie Haynes, Andy Nipp, Stacy Whatley, Jimmie Don Stevens and Bobby Williams.
Alexander Funeral Home directed services.
TISHOMINGO -- Services for George Kemp, 85, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Corbin Memorial Chapel. Interment will be at Hollow Springs Cemetery in Fillmore.
Kemp died June 21, 1998, in Ardmore. He was born Nov. 2, 1912, at Fillmore, to Wellington and Mary Lamey Kemp.
He served with the Army during World War II and worked as a laborer. He and Inez Perry were married Sept. 15, 1955, in Tishomingo.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, Billy and Tim, and daughter, Jo Ella Gunter, all of Tishomingo; a brother, Jeff, Madill; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, a sister and a son.