Services for Virtie Tanner are pending from Griffin-Kennedy-Watts Funeral Home. She died Aug. 18, 1998, in Shawnee.
Violet A. Long
Services for Violet Amy Long are pending from Craddock Funeral Home. She died Aug. 18, 1998, at her residence.
She is survived by her husband, Jesse A., of the home; a son, Terry, Ardmore; and two daughters, Vera Cantwell, Oak Grove, Mo., and Beverly Smith, Indio, Calif.
Tommy Gene Roundtree
RATLIFF CITY -- Services for Tommy Gene Roundtree, Fox, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1998, at the Ratliff City Baptist Church with the Rev. Dwight Hawkins officiating. Interment will be at Young Cemetery in Gene Autry.
Roundtree died Aug. 16, 1998, in Healdton, Okla., following a sudden illness.
Born to Oather "Runt" and Thelma Garner Roundtree on Sept. 27, 1928, at Mill Creek, Okla., he married Evelyn Hunt on April 12, 1949, at Gainesville, Texas. Tommy served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. Tommy worked in numerous areas in the oilfield and moved to Fox in 1972, where he retired from his welding and backhoe service. Tommy loved to travel in his R.V. and ride his motorcycle.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda Jean and W.A. McLain, Gene Autry, Deborah and Mark Edwards, Ratliff City; one son, Tommy G. Roundtree II, and his wife, Amy, Ratliff City; two sisters, Sandra Lee Jones, West Memphis, Ark., and Pat McGuire, and husband, Kenneth, of New Whiteland, Ind.; six grandchildren, Michele McLain, Jeana Porterfield, Jeffrey McLain, Belinda McLain, Tracy Wilson and Trey Roundtree; four great-grandchildren, Kaitlynn McLain, Jamy, Preston and Ashlee Porterfield.
Milburn Funeral Home will direct services.
Maude P. Warthen
MARIETTA -- Services for Maude P. Warthen, 88, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Marietta Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Jim Zinger officiating. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery.
Respects may be paid until 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Alexander Funeral Home in Wilson, then from 10:30 a.m. until time for services at the church in Marietta.
Mrs. Warthen died Aug. 17, 1988, at Marlow. She was born Sept. 3, 1909, at Tipton, to Julius P. and Mattie E. Foster Monkres.
She moved to Leon at age 6 and attended school at Batson and Leon. She and James Haskell Warthen were married in 1930 at Courtney, and they lived at Leon and Burneyville before moving to Marietta in 1945. She worked at several restaurants and owned and operated one herself, and later owned and operated a dry goods store. She was a 50-year member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church, serving as secretary, clerk and board member. Her husband preceded her in death. She had lived in Marlow the past three years.
Survivors include a son, Don, Marlow; sister, Irby Fitts, Burneyville; two brothers, Thurman Monkres, Marietta, and V.A. "Buck" Monkres, Pueblo, Colo.; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Bearers will be L.D. Meeks, Mike Fitts, Winston and W.T. Warthen.
Lloyd R. Booth
Funeral services for Lloyd R. Booth, 75, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, conducted by Dr. Alton Fannin and the Revs. Monty Baggett, Wayne Merritt and Thomas W. Wilson. Burial will be at Moore Memorial Gardens in Arlington, Texas.
Mr. Booth, son of the late John H. and Etta Bird Booth, died here Sunday, Aug. 16, 1998, after an extended illness. Born March 3, 1923, at Ennis, Texas, he had lived in Ardmore 31 years.
He and Mary Bowen were married Dec. 4, 1960, at Arlington, Texas.
A sergeant in the Air Corps of the U.S. Army during World War II, he was awarded the American Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and Victory Medal. Upon his return from military service, he began a career in law enforcement that saw him serve with the Dallas County Sheriff's Department, Fort Worth Police Department and U.S. Federal Marshalls Service. He also served with the Ardmore Police Department and Carter County Sheriff's Department, retiring in 1980.
A member of First Baptist Church and Worth Sunday school class, he was a 32nd Degree Mason in Lodge No. 31, AF & AM, of the Scottish Rite, was a member of India Temple Shrine and Ardmore Shrine Club. He was also a member of Disabled American Veterans and Fraternal Order of Police.
Survivors include his wife, Mary, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Phillip and Sherry Booth, Allen, Texas; a daughter and son-in-law, Darla and Jerrold Chronister, Ardmore; daughters-in-law, Phyllis Booth, Grand Prairie, Texas, and Ellen Booth, Forney, Texas; grandchildren and spouses, Joe and Teresa Hernandez, Rowlett, Texas, John and Rhonda Moreland, Allen, Texas, Cary and Mollie Booth, Tuscaloosa, Ala., Terry and Retta Carr, Allen, Texas, and Jeremiah Booth Webb, Ardmore; his mother-in-law, Louise Bowen, of the home; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three sons, Johnny Lloyd Booth, Roger Ray Booth and Terry Lee Lightsey.
Serving as bearers will be Ed Burton, Gene Thompson, Lennis McClennen, Tony Simon, John Setter and Harold Rutherford. Honorary bearers include D. Michael Hisey, Johnny Norman; physicians Kevin Reed, Douglas Foster, Scott Dempewolf, Michael McCormick and David Gores; the Worth Sunday school class, Carter County, Dallas and Fort Worth law enforcement agencies.
Memorials may be made to Cross Timbers Hospice or a charity of choice.
Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home.
Pearl Joyce Young
OKLAHOMA CITY Services for Pearl Joyce Young will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, 1998, at Southwest Church of Christ. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. at Fillmore Cemetery.
Pearl Joyce Young, 69, fell asleep in the Lord on Aug. 16, at home. She was born April 1, 1929, in Pontotoc County, the daughter of Everett and Mary Turner.
She married Vesper Hopewell in 1946, ant lived in Oklahoma City, where he preceded her in death in 1987. She married Ernest O. Young in 1989 and lived very happily in their home until her death. An interfaith marriage that worked beautifully, each attended their own church faithfully separately until her illness made it impossible. Thanks to Erniešs love and devotion, she avoided nursing home care.
Pearl was a ray of sunshine, loved everyone, and was loved by all. Visits by her beloved Stephen and Les were of great delight and helped prolong her life. Pearl loved her church and was a Sunday school teacher for over 40 years. She also taught vacation Bible school and worked in Meals on Wheels with Ernie.
Survivors include her loving husband, Ernie, of the home; daughters, Joyce Torkelson and Mary Hobbs of Texas; stepdaughters, Linda Pettenridge, Moore, Glenda Mansel, Virginia Wright and Vickie Davis, Oklahoma City; three great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; seven grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; brothers, Calvin Turner of Fillmore, J.D. Turner of Levelland, Texas, Floyd Turner, Midwest City, Johnny Turner, Oklahoma City, and Roy Turner, Coleman; sisters, Velma Thomas, Milburn, and Sue McDaniel, Coleman; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by brothers, Kenneth and Earl Turner; and sister, Irene Turner.
The family greatly appreciated the services of Hospice of Oklahoma County. Special thanks and love to Cheryl Dickeson and Curri for their compassionate and gentle caregiving.
Branstetter-Rosewood Funeral Home will direct services.
Scottie L. Jack
SULPHUR -- Graveside services for Scottie L. Jack, 91, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Oaklawn Cemetery with the Rev. Bob Moody officiating.
Mrs. Jack died Aug. 18, 1998, in the Ardmore hospital. She was born March 24, 1907, in Sulphur, to W.L. and Ollie Scott.
A lifetime resident of Sulphur, she married Roland Jack June 22, 1934, in Minden, La., and was a prolific artist. She was a dedicated member of Artists of the Arbuckles and Sulphur United Methodist Church.
She is survived by a son and his wife, James and Jean Jack, Sulphur; four grandchildren, Clay Jack, Rosemary Talbott, Wesley Jack and Amy Jack; five great-grandchildren, Joanna and Madeline Jack, Rick, Will and Jean Talbott; and two nephews, Jerry Parker, Yakima, Wash., and John Bob Scott, Arcadia, Fla.
Cowley-Krien Funeral Home will direct services.
RAVIA -- Services for Peggy Johnson, 57, will be at 2 p.m. today at the Ravia Church of God with the Rev. Loy Elkins officiating. Interment will be at Ravia Cemetery.
Mrs. Johnson died Aug. 17, 1998, in Durant. She was born March 17, 1941, in Tishomingo, to Claude and Sarah Harris Martin.
She married Desmond Johnson Feb. 10, 1960, in Amarillo, Texas, and was a member of Ravia Church of God.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; a son, Timothy W., Sterling; a daughter, Sonja L. Beratto, Mill Creek; her mother, Sarah Martin, Tishomingo; a brother, Richard Martin, Ardmore; and four grandchildren.
Bearers are Terry Teel, Dick Burrow, John Peden, Kevin Carter, Coy Bardin and Clarence Stallings.
Smith Funeral Home will direct services.
Violet A. Long
LONE GROVE -- Graveside rites for Violet Amy Long were scheduled for 1 p.m. today at the Lone Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Monty Baggett officiating.
Mrs. Long died Aug. 18, 1998, at her residence following an extended illness. She was born Nov. 20, 1916, at Chickasha, to David A. and Effie M. Burns Tuck.
She married Jessie A. Long Feb. 27, 1933, at Chickasha, and had been a resident of Ardmore since 1957. She was a homemaker and a Nazarene.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; two daughters, Vera M. Cantrell, Oak Grove, Mo., and Beverly A. Smith, Indio, Calif.; and a son, Terry, Ardmore.
Craddock Funeral Home directed services.
M.M. 'Aunt Mike' Costakos
Services for Mildred Costakos, 73, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home with the Rev. Monty Baggett officiating. Interment will follow at Young Cemetery.
Mrs. Costakos died Aug. 17, 1998, in the local hospital after an extended illness. She was born Aug. 3, 1925, in Ardmore, to James and Nancy Moon Fulcher.
She married George Costakos Jan. 17, 1950, and after traveling as a military wife, returned to Ardmore in 1980. She was a homemaker. Her husband preceded her in death.
She is survived by 12 nieces and nephews.
Bearers will be Max Buckhanan, Billy and Lee Stone, Tommy, Johnny and Johnny Debord Jr.
Bessie P. Choate
Graveside rites for Bessie P. Choate, 80, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Hillcrest Memorial Park with the Rev. Steve Gardner officiating.
Mrs. Choate died Aug. 18, 1998, in Sherman, Texas. She was born Sept. 26, 1917, in Love County, to Grover C. and Sally Weatherly Simpson.
Married to Samuel T. Choate Jan. 14, 1933, in Marietta, she moved to Sherman in 1996 after living in Kingston since 1991. She was a homemaker and member of Rebecca's Women's Organization in Healdton. She was preceded in death by her husband in November of 1974; and three brothers, Clyde Simpson in 1958, Joe Simpson in 1991 and Orvell Simpson in 1995.
Survivors include a son, Tommy, Garland, Texas; a daughter, Arlene Jones, Kingston; a brother, Charley Simpson, Lebanon; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Kennedy Funeral Home in Marietta.
Coy T. Cox
ALMA -- Graveside rites for Coy T. Cox, Colorado City, Texas, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Alma Cemetery with the Rev. Roger Simms officiating.
Cox died Aug. 17, 1998, in Big Spring, Texas, to John and Clara Truitt Cox, in Alma.
He worked for the Union of California 15 years and was a retired oilfield consultant.
Survivors are his wife, Kay, of the home; two sons, Rick and Jay; three sisters, Izetta Stroud, Hico, Texas, Virginia Unerfusser and Nelda Wright, Houston; two brothers, Forest and Garland, Ratliff City.
Milburn Funeral Home will direct services.
Hattie S. Hill
Private graveside rites for Hattie S. Hill, 93, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Hillcrest Memorial Park with the Rev. James M. Watson officiating.
Mrs. Hill died Aug. 18, 1998, at her residence following an extended illness. She was born to J.C. and Ellen Smith Oct. 30, 1904, at Tahlequah, Indian Territory.
She married D.W. Hill Aug. 14, 1926, at Tahlequah, and moved to Ardmore in 1941 from Oklahoma City. She was a member of First Baptist Church. Her husband preceded her in death Dec. 12, 1992.
Survivors are two sons, Arch B., Ada, and Gene, Ardmore; three daughters, Peggy King, Georgetown, Texas, Loretta Johnson, Amarillo, Texas, and Hilda Hodges, Ardmore; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home will direct services.
Mark J. Grant
Services for Mark Jamaar Grant will be at 11 a.m. Friday at CrystalRock Cathedral with the Rev. Frankye A. Johnson officiating. Interment will be at Clearview Cemetery.
Grant was born Feb. 11, 1981, to Major L. and Margie E. Grant. He died Aug. 16, 1998, in an Oklahoma City hospital after a brief illness.
Grant, who would have been a senior at Ardmore High School, was employed by Winn Dixie Foods and the H.F.V. Wilson Community Center.
Survivors include his mother, of the home; a brother, Lamorn, Ardmore; two sisters, Zaundra Jackson, Houston, and Jonna Grant, Guthrie; his stepbrother, Major "Cid" Grant, Tulsa; grandparents, J. Milton Grant and Jennie V. Pickens, Ardmore, Leota Caldwell, Muskogee, and R.L. Gotier, Worland, Wyo. He was preceded in death by his farther.
Ragsdale-Grant and Sons Mortuary will direct services.