Maudie D. Bell
Services for Maudie D. Bell will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Metropolitan A.M.E. Church with the Rev. Alex Holloway officiating. Interment will be at Clearview Cemetery under the direction of Ragsdale-Grant and Sons Mortuary.
Mrs. Bell died Jan. 7, 1998, in a local health care facility following an extended illness. She was born June 7, 1899.
She moved to Ardmore from Bokchito at an early age and had been an active member of Metropolitan A.M.E. Church. She was the widow of Cornelius Anderson Bell who died in 1958.
She is survived by a foster son, Jhoney Eugene White, and daughter-in-law, Brenda White, both of Ardmore.
Susie J. Chance Francis
TISHOMINGO -- Graveside services for Susie June Chance Francis, 87, Eufala, were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the Tishomingo City Cemetery with Robert Page officiating.
Born June 5, 1910, in Tishomingo, to Marion Price and Allie Burnett Chance, she died Jan. 7, 1998, in Eufala.
Mrs. Francis was a registered surgical nurse and attended the Church of Christ. She was the widow of Dorsey Francis.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Dica Kyle and Dovy Chance, and six brothers, R.C., Baswell, Lawrence, Lloyd, Oliver and Calvin Chance.
She is survived by a brother, Homer Chance, Tishomingo.
Services were under the direction of the Corbin Funeral Home.
Beulah M. 'Boots' Johnson
GRANDFIELD -- Services for Beulah M. "Boots" Johnson, 87, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Grandfield Church of Christ with Jim Antwine officiating. Interment will be at Grandfield Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Gray Funeral Home.
Mrs. Johnson died Jan. 7, 1998, in the Ardmore hospital. She was born Jan. 5, 1911, in Nimrod, Texas.
She moved to Grandfield in 1919 and married James Melville Johnson in 1932. He died in 1945. For many years she owned and operated Johnson's Service Station then in 1955 she entered civil service at Sheppard Air Force Base. She retired in 1985. She was a longtime member of the Church of Christ.
She is survived by a daughter, Melva Jackson, Ardmore; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Ardmore Church of Christ building fund, 615 3rd Ave. NW, Ardmore, OK 73401.
Rodney L. Adams
DAVIS -- Services for Rodney Lynn Adams, Tulsa, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Davis Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Johnny Beckmon officiating. Interment will be at Green Hill Cemetery under the direction of Fox Funeral Home.
Adams died Jan. 7, 1998, in Tulsa. He was born Nov. 10, 1966, in Borger, Texas.
He and Sandy Quatione were married Oct. 6, 1991, in Tulsa.
He is survived by his wife, and two daughters, Amber Lynn and Courtney Kay, all of the home; a son, Tyler, Wynnewood; his parents, Denny and Charlotte Adams, Moore; a sister, Stacy Antonelli, Chandler; and grandmother, Maxine Johnson, Davis.
Rev. Dr. Don A. Wells
Memorial services for the Rev. Dr. Don Allen Wells, 57, Ionia, Mich., will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in Noble Chapel at First Presbyterian Church in Ardmore with the Rev. Rick Mills officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.
Wells, who died Jan. 6, 1999, was born June 1, 1941, in Ardmore.
He attended the University of the Ozarks, Clarksville, Ark., and graduated from the University of Tulsa in 1963. He was awarded a Master of Divinity degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary in 1966 and a Doctor of Ministry degree from McCormick Theological Seminary in 1984.
He had served Presbyterian churches in California, Scotland, Oklahoma, Kansas, Illinois and Cincinnati, Ohio. At the time of his death, he pastored the Lyons-Muir Federated and Easton United Methodists churches in the Ionia area.
Wells approached life with energy and a sense of humor, and enjoyed extensive travel with his family. In his ministry, he encouraged and modeled a life of personal wholeness, the development of personal God-given talents, and shared community life.
He is survived by his wife, the Rev. Marilyn "Casey" Wells; sons, David Wells, and his friend Jane Zawadowksi, of Chicago, and Kevin Kyle Dreyfuss Wells of Cleveland; his parents, Ken and Martha Harmon Wells of Ardmore; a sister, Kathy Alex De La Rose; niece, Kenna Trevor Guidry; and nephew, Robin Pace, also Ardmore; and friends across the nation.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the ministry of choice or the Bostwick Fund to support seminary scholarships, c/o First Presbyterian Church, 223 Broadway, Ardmore 73401.
Funeral services for James Arlie Stout, 78, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Asbury United Methodist Church with the Rev. Roger Wood officiating.
The son of the late James Harrison and Laura Ada Holt Stout, he was born Sept. 11, 1920, at Holdenville, Okla., and passed away in a local hospital following an extended illness Jan. 6, 1999.
A resident of Ardmore since 1965, moving here from Sulphur, he married the former Audrey Collum in 1941, at Sulphur. He worked for Cooper Dairies and later for Gilt Edge as a wholesale milk deliverer. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons and their wives, Jim and Glenda, and Ben and Jeannie Stout, all of Oklahoma City; a sister, Emily "Shorty" Ballinger of Sulphur; a brother, Joe Stout of Ardmore; four granddaughters, Cheri Stout of Oklahoma City, Holly Stout Grimes of Las Vegas, Nev., Erin Stout Woods and Kelly Stout Thompson both of Oklahoma City; a grandson, Jace Michael Stout, Oklahoma City; and two great-grandchildren, Sawyer Michelle Woods and Parker Phillip Thompson, both of Oklahoma City. He was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Pershing; and a sister.
Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home will direct services.
TISHOMINGO -- Services for Gertha Willard, 91, will be at 2 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Roy Carpenter officiating. Interment will be at Condon Grove Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.
Born June 23, 1908, at Wilson, to John and Alice J. Collins Lamb, she died Jan. 7, 1999, in the local hospital.
She had been a resident of Tishomingo since 1945, moving here from the Butcher Pen area. She retired from the grocery business and was a member of Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ted; and a sister.
She is survived by nieces and nephews.
Douglas A. Drain
TALOGA -- Services for Douglas A. Drain will be at noon Sunday in the high school auditorium in Taloga. Interment will follow at Oil Springs Cemetery in Tatums.
Drain died Jan. 5, 1999, in Oklahoma City. He was born April 25, 1945, at Tatums.
Reared in Tatums, he received his degree from Langston University and served in the Army. He was employed by the federal government until he retired. He was a Baptist, a member of Masonic Lodge, O.N.A. and A.N.A.
Survivors include his wife, Gussie, of the home; two daughters, Donnita, Oklahoma City, Marie, Taloga; a son, Douglas II, Sherman, Texas; his parents, Sim and Ruth Drain, Tatums; three brothers, Sim, Stillwater, Charles, Boston, Texas, and Alphonso, Gaitersburg, Md.
Memorials may be made to Langston University Lady Lions basketball team at Langston, Okla. 73050.
Visitation will be at Shaw Funeral Home in Taloga from noon until 7 p.m. Saturday.
M.W. 'Buddy' Smith
ADA -- Memorial services for M.W. "Buddy" Smith, 67, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 1998, at Criswell Funeral Home Chapel in Ada.
Born Oct. 23, 1930, in Oklahoma City, to H.T. and Lorene Smith, he died Jan. 2, 1998, in an Ada hospital.
A former Ardmore resident, he moved to Ada 20 years ago. Smith was an oil producer, rancher and avid conservationist. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, William David Smith; and two brothers, Harris S. Smith and Thomas Neal Smith, both of Ardmore.
Survivors include his wife, Jane Havnschild Smith, of the home; one daughter, Renee Smith Harden, Ardmore; an aunt, Helen Smith George; a cousin, Phillip Maloney; and four nephews.
Honorary pallbearers will be Chell Jackson, Don Dennis, Ken Shiplet, Earl Wallace, Jerald Current, Phillip Maloney, B.D. Wade, Bob Shortes, Mark Hightower, Wayne Payne, Ronald Shaw and Guy T. Ledbetter.
Memorials may be made to The Nature Conservancy, 23 W. 4th St., Suite 200, Tulsa, OK 74103.
Service announcements are being made by Craddock Funeral Home.
Charlie Clark III
MARIETTA -- Graveside services for Charlie Clark III, infant son of Naomi Albert and Charlie Clark Jr., were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Prairie View Cemetery with the Rev. Jobie L. Kirk officiating.
The baby was born and died Jan. 8, 1998, in the Ardmore hospital.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his grandparents, Velma Young, Marietta; Edna Albert, Atlanta, Ga.; Charlie Clark Sr., Davis; and Willie Drennon.
Kirk-Dawson-Dillard Funeral Home will direct services.
Starr N. Hanen
Services for Starr Nanette Hanen will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Kennedy-Watts chapel with Dr. Alton Fannin officiating. Interment will be at Woodberry Forest Cemetery in Madill.
Ms. Hanen died Jan. 7, 1998, in the local hospital. She was born Nov. 23, 1942, at Houston.
She was a member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors include her mother, Esther Ruth Meredith, Ardmore; a brother, Donald R. Meredith, Charlotte, N.C.; a sister, and Rosalie Bean, Ardmore. She was preceded in death by a brother, Rock Meredith, on Sept. 4, 1984.
Tera L. 'T.K.' Keenan
VELMA -- Services for Tera Lynn "T.K." Keenan, 32, Loco, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the new Velma-Alma High School gymnasium with the Rev. Larry Adkisson officiating. Interment will be at Loco Cemetery, Loco.
Miss Keenan died Jan. 6, 1998, from injuries received in an auto accident in Clemscot. She was born Aug. 18, 1965, at Lawton.
She was a Methodist and an employee of King Aerospace.
She is survived by her parents, Susie and Larry Fenton; a brother, Chris Fenton; sister, Brandi Fenton; and grandparents, H.D. and Lavern Lawrence and Laveda Mills, all of Loco.
Bearers will be Shane Campbell, Chris Fenton, Rich Varvir, Larry Sanner, Jim Alexander, Dustin O'Neal, Casey Smith and Eddie Sutton.
Reser Funeral Home, Healdton, will direct services.
Willie J. Mills
CHICO, Calif. -- Services for Willie Juanita Mills, 79, Durham, Calif., will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bidwell Funeral Home chapel in Chico, Calif. Interment will be at Sunset, Texas.
Mrs. Mills died Jan. 6, 1998, in a Chico hospital. She was born Aug. 8, 1918, at Milo to Henry and Jesse Pierce.
She was a hairdresser and owner of The Beauty Cap for 15 years. Her husband, Edward Mills, died in 1982.
Survivors include two daughters, Dale Jones, Durham, and Jacqueline Nolan, Anaheim, Calif.; two brothers, Herschel Pierce, Wilson, and Everett Pierce, Ventura, Calif.; a sister, Verlin Hickman, Bullhead City, Ariz.; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Raymond D. 'Chick' Williams
CALERA -- Services for Raymond Dee "Chick" Williams, 84, Ardmore, were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Calera Church of Christ with Tom Adams and Williard Cox officiating. Interment was at Highland Cemetery, Durant.
Williams died Jan. 6, 1998, in Ardmore. He was born Sept. 17, 1913, at Clarksville, Texas.
He was a farmer and rancher and member of Calera Church of Christ. He and Joe Ann Midkiff were married July 13, 1931, in Madill.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, Leon, Ardmore; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Bearers were Bobby Dan Williams, Jimmy Robinson, Charles Loyd, Tommy Shepard, Charlie Hawthorn and Dwayne Simpson.
Services were directed by Bratcher Funeral Home, Colbert.