Dora Willis Morgan
Services for Dora Willis Morgan, 83, are pending from Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home. She died June 28, 1998, in the local hospital.
She is survived by two daughters, Jan Rosen, Port Washington, N.Y., and Sally McCarren, Tarrytown, N.Y.
WILSON -- Services for Lela Boren are pending from Alexander Funeral Home. She died June 28, 1998, at her home in Stillwater.
John E. Fleeman Jr.
SHAWNEE -- Services for Ardmore resident John E. Fleeman Jr. were conducted June 22, 1998, at Liberty Baptist Church in Shawnee with the Rev. Bill Matthews and Phil Thompson officiating. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Gaskill-Owens Funeral Home.
Fleeman, 36, died June 19, 1998, in Ardmore. He was born Sept. 10, 1961, in Texas, to John E. and Judith Garner Fleeman.
He moved to Shawnee in 1984 and to Ardmore in 1993. He was a construction worker and a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn, of the home; a son, Scott, Shawnee; his father, John Fleeman Sr., Houston; two sisters, Chris Clifford, Newalla, and Debbie Perez, Lake Hills, Texas; and grandparents, Leon and Hilda Gardner, Cahokia, Ill., and Mary Bell Fleeman, Houston. He was preceded in death by his mother.
Ida Chloenita Overstreet
RAVIA -- Graveside rites for Ida Chloenita Overstreet were scheduled for 10 a.m. today at Ravia Cemetery with Cora Wagoner officiating.
Mrs. Overstreet died June 27, 1998. She was born June 23, 1926, in Ravia, to Henry and Mary Wellman Franks.
She married Gardner Duke Bardin June 4, 1950, in Richardson, Texas. He preceded her in death Oct. 12, 1986. She later married Alton Overstreet. She worked for Hostess Bakery in Dallas many years and moved to Tishomingo 11 years ago. She attended the Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include a son, Gary Bardin, Allen, Texas; two daughters, Ola Himes, Paris, Texas, and Gayla Firquain, Ardmore; a brother, Henry Franks, Tishomingo; two sisters, Peggy Benge and Taunda McKinley, Ravia; and five grandchildren. She was also preceded by a son, Ronald; a brother; and two sisters.
Smith Funeral Home directed services.
DENTON, Texas -- Services for Ruth Conway, 76, Gene Autry, were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at DeBerry Funeral Home chapel in Denton, Texas with the Rev. Ron Elmore officiating. Interment was at Roselawn Memorial Park.
Mrs. Conway died June 28, 1998, in the Ardmore hospital. She was born Feb. 15, 1922.
She and F.W. "Schroocher" Conway were married Aug. 15, 1956, in Texas.
Survivors include her husband, of Gene Autry; a daughter, Mary Fuller, Amarillo, Texas; six grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Jimmy W. and Billy Hayden; and a daughter, Jo Ella Dyson.
Dora Willis Morgan
Funeral services for Dora Willis Morgan, 83, will be Wednesday, July 1, 1998, at 10 a.m. in Noble Chapel at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Rick Mills officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Daughter of the late Wright B. and Dora Harris Willis, she was born July 9, 1914, at DeQueen, Ark., and died June 28, 1998, in the local hospital after a lengthy illness.
She married David Carroll Morgan Jr. April 2, 1937, in Ardmore. He preceded her in death Dec. 6, 1943.
Mrs. Morgan retired in 1987 after a long career as a secretary to three Ardmore petroleum producers, Jerome Westheimer at the time of her retirement. She was active in the Presbyterian Church in Ardmore, where she served as an elder and a deacon and was a chairwoman for the Christian Education Committee of the Session. She had been active in the Republican Party, having served as vice chairman for Carter County in the 1960s.
Survivors include two daughters, Jan Morgan Rosen, and her husband, Dr. Albert I. Rosen, Port Washington, N.Y., and Sally Morgan McCarren, and her husband, Joseph F. McCarren, Tarrytown, N.Y.; three nieces, Gayle Miller Cooper, and her husband, Ellis D. Cooper, Tulsa, Joy Willis Hahn, McLean, Va., Carol Willis Bowdry, and her husband, William Bowdry, Dallas, Texas.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a donation to the glory of God in loving memory of Mrs. Morgan to the First Presbyterian Church of Ardmore.
Pallbearers will be Fred Chapman Jr., James Dolman, Ron Jones, James Chambers, Don Bostwick and Don Gall.
Services are under the direction of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home.
Peggy C. Duty
Services for Peggy Cleo Duty, 78, formerly of Ada, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Harvey-Douglas Chapel with the Rev. Calvin Williams officiating. Interment will be at Wetumka Cemetery.
Mrs. Duty died June 30, 1998, in Ardmore. She was born Nov. 9, 1919, at Wetumka, to Will and Jane Ogle Selby.
She retired from Solo Cup Factory after 15 years of service and was a member of Ada First Baptist Church. She and Robert Vernon Duty were married July 1, 1974, at Sherman, Texas. He preceded her in death Oct. 5, 1988.
She is survived by nieces and nephews, among them, Karen Scott, Ardmore.
Criswell Funeral Home, Ada, will direct services.
KINGSTON -- Graveside rites for Gladys Clark, 93, Burneyville, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Knob Hill Cemetery in Kingston with the Revs. Brice Miller and Thomas Clark Sr. officiating.
Mrs. Clark died June 29, 1998, in the Ardmore hospital. She was born Feb. 7, 1905, at Tupelo, Indian Territory, to Zack and Mollie Mabs Stafford.
Married to Loan William Clark on Oct. 2, 1923, she moved to Burneyville four years ago from Saginaw, Texas. She attended the Pentecostal Holiness Church. She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Margaret Packett in April of 1995; five brothers; and a sister.
Survivors include three sons, Jasper, Alvarado, Texas, Thomas, Fort Worth, Texas, and A.J., Decatur, Texas; a daughter, Vivian Bond, Burneyville; 37 grandchildren; 81 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren.
Honorary bearers will be grandsons.
Kennedy Funeral Home, Marietta, will direct services.
Beverly Bailey Walker
SAPULPA -- Services for Beverly Sue Bailey Walker will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Sapulpa.
Mrs. Walker died June 29, 1998, in Tulsa. She was born Oct. 30, 1943, in Ardmore, to Troy and Estelle Standifer Edwards.
She graduated from Ardmore High School in 1961, attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University and graduated from East Central with degrees in mathematics and physics. She taught 25 years at Sapulpa High School and 16 years at Tulsa Junior College and retired in 1996.
She is survived by her husband, Eli, of the home; a son, Guy Bailey, Hillsboro, Ohio; a daughter, Diedra Knecht, Broken Arrow; her parents, Troy and Estelle Edwards, Ardmore; and two grandchildren.
Craddock Funeral Home will direct services.
Thomas M. 'Buck' Parks
VELMA -- Services for Thomas Murray "Buck" Parks, 66, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Velma Baptist Church with the Rev. Bradley Relmers officiating. Interment will be at Old Velma Cemetery under the direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home, Duncan.
Born Dec. 17, 1931, at Doyle, to Joseph V. and Gertie Graham Parks, he died June 29, 1998, in the Duncan hospital after a sudden illness.
A lifelong resident of Velma, he was employed by Stephens County District 2 for 27 years before he retired in 1993. He was also a rancher and farmer. He and Donna Berniece Cox were married July 6, 1956, at Gainesville, Texas.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, Murray, Velma; daughter, Lyn Hughes, Hope Mills, N.C.; two sisters, Jean Dodson and Hazel Stewart, Duncan; and a grandchild.
He was preceded in death by a brother, J.V.; and a sister, "Toots" Taylor.
Bearers will be Rusty Harris, Larry Bess, Jerb Bryant, Clayton Allred, John Presgrove and Hershell Files. Honorary bearers are Rusty England, Delbert Burton, John Gentry, Raymond Smith, Pete Daniels and Bob Brown.
All visitation will be at the Grantham Velma Chapel.
Services for Luetta Sims, 92, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Southwest Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Fite officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery, Marietta.
Mrs. Sims died June 30, 1998, at Beaver. She was born April 14, 1906, at Enville, Indian Territory, to Thomas A. and Effie Jones Overstreet.
She married Cliff Harris Sept. 9, 1921. He preceded her in death in 1951. She and W.R. "Bill" Sims were married Aug. 7, 1954. He died in 1979. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include three daughters, Louise Webb, Idabel, Vonquitta Taylor, Beaver, and LaWanna McKinney, Mill Creek; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Leon Harris; two sisters; and a brother.
Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home will direct services.
Lois L. Rogers
Services for Lois Lucille Rogers, 84, are pending from Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home. She died June 30, 1998, in a Bethany health care facility.
Rosie M. Petties
Services for Rosie Mae Petties, 75, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. F.M. Lawson officiating. Interment will be in Tatums at Oil Spring Cemetery under the direction of Brown-Christian Funeral Home, Chickasha.
Mrs. Petties was born April 10, 1923, to Irene Watts and Eleonder Anderson.
She married Allie Petties April 27, 1946, and had been a longtime member of Bethel Baptist Church, serving in the usher department and mission. She was preceded in death by her husband, a brother and a grandson.
Survivors include six children, Herman Williams, Ardmore, Merl Petties, Oklahoma City, Billy Brooks, Hoyle Petties, Johnnie Hooks and Vivian Petties, Tatums; seven sisters and brothers, Marie Morgan, Earnestine Ross, Flo Stoleberge, Nina McMillan, Warren and Lauren Watts and Earl Watts, all of Milwaukee, Wis.; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Bessie L. Winters Gowan
RINGLING -- Funeral services for former Ringling resident Bessie Lee Winters Gowan, 72, Fort Worth, Texas, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Bruce Humphries officiating. Interment will be at Ringling Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home.
Mrs. Gowan died July 1, 1998, in Healdton, after an extended illness. She was born April 27, 1926, at Cornish, to Jessie Hamp and Effie Mae Keith Winters.
Mrs. Gowan grew up in the Cornish-Ringling area, where she attended school and graduated from Ringling High School.
The former Bessie Lee Winters was married to John W. Sharp on May 13, 1944. She lived in the Ryan-Waurika area before moving to Comanche in 1952. On June 29, 1967, she was married to J.D. Gowan and they moved to Fort Worth that same year.
During the 31 years she lived in Fort Worth, she was employed by the Broadway School for 30 years as a child care director. For the past several months she had lived in Healdton with her daughter.
She was preceded in death by a son, Johnnie Dale Sharp, on Nov. 29, 1996; a sister, Jessie Mae Talley, in 1979; her father, Hamp Winters on March 13, 1974; and her mother, Effie M. Keith Stow, on Oct. 24, 1996.
Survivors include her husband, J.D. Gowan, Fort Worth; a daughter, Diana Hammon of Healdton; sisters, Arlene Winters Bradbury of Duncan and Betty Stow Bradbury of Comanche; a brother, Bob Stow of Ringling; six grandchildren, Shelley Bearden of Healdton, Staci Benton of Tulsa, Starla Cunningham of Lone Grove, Gary Dean Jones of Shawnee, and Kimberly Sharp and Jonathan Sharp of Weatherford; six great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; and numerous friends.
Serving as bearers will be Mark Bearden, Brett Benton, Scott Cunningham, Gary Dean Jones, Artie Hammon, Brian West and Robbie Stow. Honorary bearers are Kenny Hammon, Roger Doughty, Cammie and Jessee Humphries, Ronni and Keith Minter and Matt Wilson.