Melvin Charles Watson
MADILL -- Services for Melvin Charles Watson, 41, were Saturday at Watts Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with A. L. Grant and Sam Huff officiating. Interment followed at Woodberry-Forest Cemetery.
Born July 23, 1957, at Ardmore, he died Oct. 29, 1998, at Denison Texas, following several months of ill health.
Watson lived at Madill his entire life. He worked for the Marshall County Sheriff's Department as a jailer and also worked for Clint Williams Company. He was a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Beatrice and James Wyatt, Madill; one brother, James Watson, Marshall, Texas; grandmothers, Dorothy M. Perry, and Wilma Huff, both Madill; great-grandfather, Oscar Watson, Madill.
Bearers are Trenton Watson, Ray Charles Sanders, Joe Hubert, James Williams, Billy Watson, Arthur White, Martin Dotson, Lonnie Qualls, Neil Watson and Doug Seals Jr.
Bradley Wade Hembree
SULPHUR -- Memorial services for Bradley Wade Hembree, 27, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Dolberg Cemetery under the direction of Cowley-Krien Funeral Home of Sulphur.
Born Aug. 6, 1971, to Melva and Johnny Hembree in Pauls Valley, he died Oct. 30, 1998. He was reared in Duncan before moving to Sulphur where he worked as a bricklayer.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
Survivors include his father, of the home; two brothers, James and Michael Hembree of Sulphur; two sisters Sherri Glikbarg of Sulphur and Dana DeGraw of Midwest City.
Marlyn W. Milberg
FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. ‹ Services for Marlyn W. Milberg, 71, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
Milberg died Oct. 29, 1998.
He had been a resident of south Florida since 1982. Milberg was president and CEO of EL/TECH Systems Corporation until his retirement in 1992. From 1992 until his death he was chairman of the board. Previously he worked for Diamond Shamrock Corporation for 30 years. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1950 and was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving in World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Elaine; two sons, Mike Milberg, Ardmore, and Tom Milberg, Austin, Texas; five grandchildren and his former wife, Jane V. Milberg, Highland Beach. Fla.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 Monday night at Fairchild Funeral Home, 299 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale.
Flo M. Hutchins
OKLAHOMA CITY- Memorial services for Flo M. Hutchins, 63, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Lukes United Methodist Church. Services are under the direction of Hahn-Cook Street and Draper Funeral Home of Oklahoma City.
Born Nov, 6, 1934, she died Oct. 30, 1998, following an illness.
Survivors include one son Frankie Cross of Ardmore and one daughter Jeri Ann Dolezal of Oklahoma City; five grandchildren and one great great-grandchild.
The family asks that memorials be made to the Jesus House.
Elsie Vidella Johnson
SULPHUR ‹ Services for Elsie Vidella Johnson, 68, are pending with Cowley-Krien Funeral Home.
Born Feb. 28, 1929, at Noble to Oscar Aulta Young and Jewell Aquilla McHughes, she died Oct. 31, 1998, at a local hospital.
Survivors include her husband, Merle R. Johnson, of the home; one son, Clifford Johnson, Sulphur and one daughter, Retha Robbins, Kingston.
PAULS VALLEY ‹ Graveside services for Tom Hamilton, 62, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Pauls Valley.
Born Jan. 28, 1936, in Pauls Valley, he died Oct. 29, 1998, in a local hospital. He served in the United States Navy and is survived by his mother, Nita Hart, of Garden Grove, Calif. He was preceded in death by his father, Cecil Hamilton.
Services are under the direction of Griffin-Kennedy-Watts Funeral Home.
MEAD -- Services for Ted Treadway, 76, were at 10 a.m. today at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Mead with the Rev. Charles Loyd officiating. An honor guard will conduct graveside rites at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Ardmore. Murray Funeral Home will direct services.
Treadway died Oct. 28, 1998, in Durant. He was born Dec. 3, 1921, at Farmersville, Texas, to the late Herbert and Mattie Green Treadway.
Raised and schooled in Bonham, Texas, he attended many service related schools. His career was in the United States Navy during World War II, serving aboard the Naval Battleship U.S.S. Arkansas. He retired from the military after 30 years of combined service with the Navy and Oklahoma National Guard in the 180th Batallion 45th Infantry Division as a civil service technician. "Pappy," as he was called by his family, will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
He and Joyce Ferguson were married July 30, 1970, at Gainesville, Texas.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; daughters and sons-in-law, Junna Lynn Rush and husband, Vester, Blanchard, Janet Lynn Randolph and husband, John R. Jr., Del City; grandchildren and spouses, Christina Milligan and husband, William, Midwest City, Michelle Callahan and husband, Mark, Oakwood, John R. Randloph III, and wife, Angela, Ardmore; Micha Hall and Jamie Randolph, Del City; great-grandchildren, Rachel, Samantha, Brian, John R. IV, and Haley; an aunt, Bonnie Green, Bonham, Texas; a special niece and nephew, Sue Paradec, Tuttle, and Jay Frank Green, Broken Arrow.
Era P. Patton
ELMORE CITY -- Services for former Ardmore resident Era Pearl Patton, 78, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Elmore City Church of Christ with Richard Massey officiating. Interment will be at Elmore City Cemetery under the direction of Wooster Funeral Home.
Mrs. Patton died Oct. 31, 1998, in Del City. She was born Oct. 30, 1920, in Elmore City, to Lonie and Bedie Flud Burcham.
Reared in Elmore City, she married William Johnson in 1945 and later married Tommy H. Patton in 1960. She lived in Ardmore before moving to Del City in 1997. She was a former nurse.
Survivors include two sons, Billy Burcham, Norman, and William Johnston, Lone Grove; three daughters, Elizabeth Bond, Del City, Marquita Bailey, Austin, Texas, and Mary Dieffenwierth, San Antonio, Fla.; a brother, M.C. "Cowboy" Burcham, Midland, Texas; two sisters, Vera Harrell, Moore, and Nora Pyle, Elmore City; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Elsie V. Johnson
SULPHUR -- Services for Elsie Vidella Johnson, 68, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. James Swain officiating. Interment will be at Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Cowley-Krien Funeral Home.
Mrs. Johnson died Oct. 31, 1998, in the local hospital. She was born Feb. 28, 1929, at Noble, to Oscar A. and Jewell A. McHughes Young.
She had lived in Sulphur since 1937 and was married to Merle R. Johnson June 6, 1947, at Gainesville, Texas. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Women of the Church, American Legion Auxiliary and Firefighters Auxiliary.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; a son, Clifford, Sulphur; and daughter, Retha Robbins, Kingston.
Bearers will be De Lannom, Ronnie Cash, Marvin McCracken, Gary Hucks, Mike White and Greg Taylor.
WEWOKA -- Graveside rites for Ellis Howard Rider, 82, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka with the Rev. Fred Rider officiating.
Rider died Oct. 31, 1998, in the Ardmore hospital. He was born Aug. 3, 1916, in Spencerville, Ohio, to Ellis H. and Nell Rider.
He married Leta Mae Dyson Jan. 2, 1940, at Wewoka and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was a production foreman for Conoco Oil Co. before he retired and had lived in Ardmore since 1959. He was a member of Masonic Lodge, American Legion and First Christian Church. His wife preceded him in death May 8, 1991.
Survivors include three sons, Ed, Carrollton, Texas, Bob, Ardmore, and Fred, Shawnee; a sister, Vadelia Burris, Springfield, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Griffin-Kennedy-Watts Funeral Home will direct services.
Dorothy M. Linder
Graveside rites for Dorothy M. Linder, 82, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery with Dr. Robert E. Lee officiating.
Mrs. Linder died Nov. 2, 1998, in the local hospital following an extended illness. She was born to Walter E. and Lillian Veal Buck Feb. 21, 1916, at Henderson, Texas.
She moved to Ardmore as an infant and married Herbert C. Linder here Aug. 20, 1932. She was a member and Sunday school teacher at First Orthodox Baptist Church. She was also a former Boy and Girl Scout leader. Her husband preceded her in death Feb. 23, 1992.
Survivors include two sons, Herbert A., Dallas, and Walter L., Carrollton, Texas; a daughter, Lillian "Cricket" Collins, Ardmore; three grandsons; and eight great-grandchildren. She was also preceded by a grandson.
Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home will direct services.
Essie Mae Mitchell
LONE GROVE- Funeral services for Essie Mae Mitchell, 88, were at 10 a.m. today in the Harvey-Douglas Chapel with the Revs. Roger Wood and Tom Riley officiating. Interment was at Lone Grove Cemetery.
The daughter of the late Hugh and Nettie Wilkinson Wallace, she was born Sept. 26, 1910, in Woodford and died Oct. 30, 1998, in a local hospital following an extended illness. She was preceded in death by a sister, Nora Howe, and five brothers, Heavy, Claude, Dutch, Gilbert and Richard Wallace.
A resident of Lone Grove most of her life, she married Robert William Mitchell on July 12, 1930, in Ardmore. He preceded her in death May 23, 1968. She was a member of the Lone Grove First United Methodist Church and was a homemaker.
She is survived by two daughters and their husbands, Martha Lou and Donnie Payne of Lone Grove and Sue and Mark Ellis of Ardmore; four grandchildren, Brad and his wife Brenda Ellis of Olympia, Wash., Greg and his wife Brenda Lanier of Ardmore, Lynn and his wife Judy Payne of Lone Grove and Donna Sue Payne of Lone Grove; eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Bearers were Kenneth Miller, Marshall Mitchell, Dowl Mitchell, Ben Brewer, Troy Morris Jr. and Boyd Howell. Honorary bearers were Bill Lyons, W.C. Mitchell, Jr., Creed Speake and Joe Denney.
Joyce Dean Hauther
MADILL -- Memorial services for Joyce Dean Hauther, 62, Lone Grove, will be 2 p.m. today at the Watts Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Edward Rowls officiating. Interment will follow at the Rollins Cemetery.
Born July 16, 1936, in Madill to Bennie and Sudie Mae Huffman Elkins, Hauther was reared in Madill and married Jakie L. Hauther on Feb. 16, 1957. She died Oct. 28, 1998, at her residence in Lone Grove following a sudden illness. She was preceded in death by her daughter Pamela Hauther.
She is survived by her husband, of the home; two sons, Marty J. Hauther of Lone Grove and Daniel Ray Hauther of Ardmore; one daughter Cindy A. Barber of Greenville; two brothers, Raymond L. Elkins of Madill and B.F. Elkins of Mannsville; two sisters LaVada Roe of Ardmore and Wetona Bergerson of San Bernardino, Calif.; and three grandchildren.
Bearers will be Jake Barber, Nicholas Barber, Justin Throneberry, Steve Elkins, Scott Elkins and Tommy Gordon. Honorary bearers will be Chet Howell, Jackie Pilgrim, Homer Duke and Tom Wilson.
Ray T. Holder
SANGER, Texas -- Services for Wilson native Ray Thomas Holder, 85, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church. Interment will be at Sanger Cemetery under the direction of Coker Funeral Home.
Holder died Nov. 1, 1998 in Denton, Texas. He was born May 23, 1913, at Wilson. He was a rancher.
Survivors include his wife, Martha, of the home; a son, Randy, Arlington; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Sterling Eggleston II
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Memorial services for Sterling Eggleston II, 46, Bedford, Texas, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Shannon North Funeral Home Chapel, 111 West Northside Drive, Fort Worth.
Born May 20, 1952, at Odessa, Texas, to Sterling Earl and Bennye Faye Eggleston, he died Oct. 30, 1998 at Bedford.
Eggleston moved with his family to Mancos, Colo., in 1962 and in 1966 moved to Ardmore. He attended Ardmore High School, graduating in 1970. He attended Midwestern University at Wichita Falls, Texas, where he received his bachelor's degree. He remained in Wichita Falls working for Oliver's Men's Store. Later he moved to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and worked at Leegin Creative Leather. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Ardmore.
Survivors include his parents, Ardmore; and one sister, Pamela Ford, Cedar Hill, Texas.