Essie Bea Shaw Daniels
BURNEYVILLE -- Services for Essie Bea Shaw Daniels, 86, will be 1 p.m. Monday at St. John Primitive Baptist Church, with Elder Willie McGaskey officiating. Interment will follow at Dunbar Cemetery.
Mrs. Daniels was born at Burneyville to Ben and Sally Gaines Shaw, and died July 21, 1998 at an Oklahoma City health care facility.
A Love County resident most of her life, she moved to Oklahoma City due to failing health.
Survivors include one sister, Nona McCarroll, Oklahoma City.
Bearers are Mozell and Herbert Blair, Jimmie and Herculee McCarroll, Perry Halstied and Frank Lornes.
TISHOMINGO -- Services for J.D. Baker, 80, were Saturday at Corbin Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Keith Jacobs officiating. Interment was at Mill Creek Cemetery.
Baker died July 23, 1998, in Tishomingo. He was born Dec. 27, 1917, at Kenlock, to John D. and Ellie Tolbert Baker.
A resident of Tishomingo for 29 years, he served in the Army during World War II, was a former steam plant engineer and employee of Murray State College and East Central University. He and Joe Anna Tipp were married Sept. 8, 1942, at Leesville, La.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, Kenneth, Tishomingo; a daughter, Carol Bamonte, Idaho Falls, Idaho; a brother, Billy, Roswell, N.M.; two sisters, Ellen Scott, Bonham, Texas, and Katherine Baudizzon, Midwest City; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Kenneth and Q.D.; and a great-grandson.
John E. Perkins Jr.
FREDERICK -- Services for John Edwin Perkins Jr., 83, were at 10 a.m. today at Frederick Funeral Home chapel. Interment was at Frederick Memorial Cemetery.
Perkins died here July 18, 1998. He was born June 22, 1915, at Chillocothe, Texas, to John E. and Emma Price Perkins.
A Navy veteran of World War II, he was a former accountant, employed by Meadors Worthing Chevrolet, Goodyear, Watson Chevrolet and Frederick Memorial Hospital. He was a 50-year Mason and active in First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth, of the home; a daughter, Pat Perry, Frederick; two sons, Richard, Midwest City, and Mike, Loveland, Colo.; a brother, Earl "Bud," Ardmore; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 301 Grand, Frederick, OK 73542.
DAVIS -- Services for Gary McElhaney will be 2 p.m. Monday at Fox Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Johnny Beckmon officiating. Interment will follow at Green Hill Cemetery.
Born June 24, 1947 at McCurtain to Chester and Nellie Baker McElhaney, he died July 24, 1998 at an Oklahoma City hospital.
McElhaney moved with his family to Pauls Valley in 1959 and 13 years ago moved to Davis. He was a Mason and a truck driver.
Survivors are his companion, Karen, of the home; one daughter, Dena McElhaney, Duncan; one son, Jason McElhaney, United States Army, Bosnia; seven sisters, Shirley Carwin and Carol Jones, Tulsa, Margaret East, Vicki Reiser and Tammy De Young, all of Duncan, Letha Warren, Talihina, and Judy Woolverton, Noble; three brothers, Joe McElhaney, Pauls Valley, Jerry McElhaney, Norman, and Rick McElhaney, Paoli; three stepchildren, Lindsey Robinson, and Aaron and Bryan Pullen; and one grandson.
SULPHUR -- Services for Rick Priddy, 45, are pending with Clagg Funeral Home.
Priddy died July 25, 1998, at a Norman hospital.
Survivors include his wife, Rhonda, of the home; one daughter, Rachael; one son, Derrick; his mother, Maxine Priddy; and four sisters, Shirley Kirby, Bobbye Brown, Pam Frantz and Debby Archer.
Beulah Mae Thomas
RINGLING -- Services for Beulah Mae Thomas, 95, will be 2 p.m. today at the Church of Christ with Gary Labeth officiating. Interment will follow at Ringling Memorial Cemetery.
Born Oct. 29, 1902, at Cornish, Indian Territory, to William A. and Lena Stroud Davis, she died July 23, 1998, at a local nursing facility. She married Ed Thomas on Aug. 26, 1922, at Ringling. He preceded her in death on Jan. 17, 1978.
Mrs. Thomas had attended Bug Scuffle School and had lived in Ringling all of her life. She had worked at the Ringling Nursing Home and had been a restaurant cook. Mrs. Thomas was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include four sons, Leon Thomas, Sulphur, Howard Thomas, Benjamin, Texas, Jay Thomas, Ringling, and Dana Thomas, Wichita, Kan.; one daughter, Flossye Thomas, Oklahoma City; one sister, Letha Rochell, Ringling; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
Bearers are Bobby Clay, Kenneth Longest, Jack Wilson, Curt Wilson, Skeet Smith and Michael Smith.
Services are under the direction of Reser Funeral Home.
Evelyn Lorene 'Rene' Wade
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Graveside rites for Evelyn Lorene "Rene" Wade, will be 10 a.m. Monday at Hillcrest Memorial Park's Holy Cross Lawn Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for 2-5 p.m. today at Hillcrest Mortuary.
Born Nov. 20, 1928, at Union Hill to Wesley "Bervin" and Nell Fish Davis, she died July 23, 1998, at Bakersfield following a lengthy illness. She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, John, Warren, Lillard and Virgil Davis; and a special nephew, Danny Southerland.
Mrs. Wade was a 19-year resident of the San Joaquin Care Center.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Wes and Carolee Wade; one daughter and son-in-law, Lawana and George Bowes; two sisters, Faye Pearson and Lou Nora George, Ringling; grandchildren, Amy Cress and Donald Ritchie; a great-granddaughter, Brooke-Lynn Woodworth; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Nell 'Rice' Shilling
Services for Nell "Rice" Shilling were Friday at Griffin-Kennedy-Watts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Curtis Jones officiating. Burial was at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery.
Born April 16, 1908, at Tennessee to the late Lincoln and Captoria Jones, she died July 7, 1998, at the Ardmore hospital. She married Newton Rice in 1940. He preceded her in death. She then married Marvin Shilling in 1967. He also preceded her in death.
She was a retired school teacher having taught in the Ardmore area for 39 years. She primarily taught second grade. Twice she received the Teacher of the Year award. She was a member of Retired Teachers Association and a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include nephews, Curtis Jones, Ardmore; J. Roy Jones, Henderson, Nev.; and Virgil Stillwell, Cisco, Texas; a niece, Rebecca Bostwick, Ardmore; and a stepdaughter, Phylis Prange, Tulsa.
Steven Allen Taylor
RINGLING -- Services for Steven Allen Taylor, 16, are pending with Reser Funeral Home.
Taylor died July 11, 1998, from injuries received in an automobile accident south of Leon.
Survivors include his parents, Garlon and Reba Taylor, of the home; three brothers, Tim Taylor, Enid, Doug Taylor, Marietta, and Daniel Taylor, of the home; one sister, Melissa Hammett, Lone Grove, and his grandfather, Ellis Taylor, Cornish.
Services for Pearl Walls are pending with Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home.
Born Nov. 5, 1928, she died July 11, 1998, at a local hospital.
Orville B. 'Chuck' Morris
n HEALDTON -- Services for Orville B. "Chuck" Morris, 83, will be 10 a.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Russell Cheatham officiating. Committal services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Prague Cemetery, Prague.
Born Jan. 15, 1915, at Prague to Jess and Mae Smith Morris, he died July 10, 1998, at a Wilson health care facility after a lengthy illness.
Morris was reared and attended school at Prague. He married Velma Huff on Dec. 27, 1935, at Sapulpa. Morris served in the United States Navy in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He worked for Amoco Oil Company for nearly 50 years. He and his wife lived at Pauls Valley and Healdton before living in Tulsa for 34 years. They returned to Healdton in 1997. Morris was a member of the Methodist Church, American Legion, Masonic Lodge and I.O.O.F.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two daughters, Gwendolin Jean Treadwell, Healdton, and Phyllis Jane Davis, Healdton; one sister, Virginia Snow, Norman; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Bearers are Robert Treadwell Jr., Dr. Stephen Treadwell, Mark Treadwell, David Treadwell, Richard Davis Jr. and Brian Rice.
Services are under the direction of Reser Funeral Home.
Services for Gwen Clements are pending with Craddock Funeral Home.
Born July 29, 1925, at North Dakota, Clements died July 10, 1998, at Ardmore.
Clifford E. 'Mac' McIntosh
Services for Clifford Eugene "Mac" McIntosh, 78, will be 10 a.m. Monday at Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home chapel conducted by the Rev. Douglas R. Miller, pastor of the First Christian Church. Masonic graveside rites and burial will be at 2:30 p.m. at Highland Cemetery, Pawnee.
"Mac", son of the late Roy and Nora Jane Wingo McIntosh, was born Aug. 14, 1919, at Pawnee. After graduating high school there he entered the United States Army. He served in the Medical Corps and was trained as an x-ray technician. He moved to Ardmore in 1953 from Oklahoma City and became the chief x-ray technician at Memorial Hospital before retiring in 1981.
A member of the First Christian Church, he was a member of the Masonic Lodge 32 AF & AM, Scottish and York Rites, the India Temple Shrine and the Order of the Amaranth. He had been a member of Ardmore Kiwanis Club, the American Association of Retired Persons and Southern Oklahoma Development Authority. "Mac" was always interested in the community and its people. He worked at building community understanding and caring. He will be missed.
Survivors include his daughter, Sandra Lynn Welch, Thackerville; stepdaughter, Ann Hollar, Kyle, Texas; granddaughter, Natachia Lynn Welch, and great-grandson, Jacoby Freeman, both of Thackerville; sister, Velma Winrow, Pawnee; and several nieces and nephews.
Jose Santos Garcia
Graveside rites for Jose Santos Garcia, infant son of Jose Santos Garcia Sr. and Tammy Guerra, will be 9 a.m. Monday at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery with Dr. Alton Fannin officiating.
The child was born and died July 9, 1998, at Ardmore.
Survivors include his parents, Ardmore; sisters, Shyann Guerra and Jolene Davis; brothers, Marcos Guerra and Bryan Hamilton, all of Ardmore; grandparents, Juanita and Tobias Garcia, Sharon King and Don Loechelt.
Services are under the direction of Griffin-Kennedy-Watts Funeral Home.
Gerald S. Bone
MARIETTA -- Services for Gerald S. Bone, 71. Leon, will be 10 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church with the Revs. John Sconce and Dwight Hawkins officiating. Masonic graveside services will follow at Leon Cemetery.
Born Dec. 8, 1926, at Pike to Preston and Beulah McKee Bone, he died July 10. 1998, at his residence. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Mona Bone.
Bone had lived all of his life in Love County. He married Geraldine Williams on June 4, 1945, at Marietta. Bone retired from Total Petroleum at Ardmore after 31 years of service. He was a member of the Leon Baptist Church and was a 32nd degree Mason. He served in the United States Army during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; sons and daughters-in-law, Randall and Joann Bone, Oklahoma City, and Merl and Mary Bone, Wilson; one brother, Don Bone, Marietta; one sister, Evelyn Wright, Falconhead; four grandsons, Shawn and Michael Bone, both Ardmore, and Cory and Kevin Bone, both Wilson; one granddaughter, Natalie Bone, Wilson; three great-granddaughters and numerous nieces and nephews.
Bearers are Altus Gillaspy, George Lowe Jr., Boog Taliaferro, Pat Parker, Pete Wright and Virgil Williams.
Services are under the direction of Kennedy Funeral Home.