Donna Marie Gray
TISHOMINGO -- Services for Donna Marie Gray, 62, Mannsville, will be 2 p.m. Monday at Corbin Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Kenneth McCarthick officiating. Interment will be at Connerville Cemetery.
Born May 21, 1936, at Naoma, W.V. to Posey and Leslie Mae Holland Thompson, she died Dec. 18, 1998, at Ardmore. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Lowell Arie and W.T. Gray. She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Jennifer Gray; her father and a grandson.
Mrs. Gray was a homemaker.
Survivors include two sons, Mike Arie, Elmore City and Tracy Gray, New Orleans; two daughters, Pam Dillinger, Mannsville, and Debbie Rose, Oakley, Kan.; her mother, Phoenix; two brothers, David Fornwalt and Ricky Fornwalt, both Phoenix; three sisters, Gean Rey and Cindy Spofford, both Phoenix, and Sue Ranes, Yorktown, Va.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Kenneth Lee Swanson
DAVIS -- Services for Kenneth Lee Swanson, 58, Ardmore, will be 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Finis Steelman officiating. Interment will follow at Green Hill Cemetery.
Born April 7, 1940, at Duncan to Judson W. and Vera Mae Surginer Swanson, he died Dec. 18, 1998, at his residence.
Swanson moved to Ardmore from Farmington, N.M., in 1990. He was a fork lift operator for Dollar General. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include one son, Jerry Swanson, Ardmore, one stepson Mark Vinson, Ardmore; and one sister, Sue Smith, Ardmore.
Bearers are Joe Jones, Reggie Bridgman, David Casey, Mark Vinson, Bobby Cline and John Wesley Rogers.
Services are under the direction of Fox Funeral Home.
Leo B. Horsman
SULPHUR -- Services for Leo B. Horsman, 82, will be 2 p.m. Monday at First Christian Church with the Revs. Linda Sherry and Dewain Duck officiating. John McLaughlin will assist. Interment follows at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Born Aug. 15, 1916, at Sulphur to Boyd B. and Mary M. Coleman Horsman, he died Dec. 18, 1998, at Ardmore. He was preceded in death by a brother, George Leslie Horsman.
Horsman lived in Sulphur all of his life, graduating from Sulphur High School. He attended the University of Oklahoma. He married Virginia Catherine Fulton on Sept. 29, 1939, at Pauls Valley. Horsman was a veteran of World War II and the Berlin Crisis. He retired as a Lt. Colonel after 27 years of service in the United States Army and the Army Reserves. He owned and operated Horsman and Son Insurance and Real Estate Agency for many years until his retirement.
A past president of the Kiwanis Club, he also served on the mental health board and was a city commissioner for 25 years. He was a former Murray County Clerk and was active in the Sulphur Roundup Club for many years.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; one son, Leo Craig Horsman, Wichita Falls, Texas; one daughter, Catherine Ann McLaughlin, Moore; one sister, Martha Belle Horsman, Sulphur; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Bearers are grandsons John McLaughlin, Scott Horsman, Corey Brown, Matthew Horsman, Casey Brown and Barrett Horsman. Honorary bearers are Frank Gibbard, Forrest McMurtry, Maurice Easter, Paul Thompson, James Ray Howe and George Powell.
The family will receive visitors at Clagg Funeral Home from 4 to 6 pm. today.
Esther P. Finley
WILSON -- Services for Ether P. Finley, 90, are pending with Alexander Funeral Home.
Born Dec. 13, 1908, at Oil City to James and Annie Burton Walker, she died Dec. 19, 1998, at an Ardmore hospital.
Survivors include two sons, Donald R. Finley, Oklahoma City, and Jerry D. Finley, Florida; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Otis O'Dell Floyd
Services for Otis O'Dell Floyd, 83, will be 2 p.m. Monday at Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Leroy Patterson and Rick Stump officiating. Interment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Born Oct. 27, 1915, at Ardmore to J.F. and Lora J. Irving Floyd, he died Dec. 18, 1998, at Fort Worth, Texas. He married Altha O. Wood Jan. 15, 1941, at Sulphur. She preceded him in death on March 26, 1987. He was also preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.
Floyd graduated from Ardmore High School where he excelled in basketball. After graduation he attended SOSU at Durant for a year. After school he served in World War II in the United States Army as a staff sergeant with the 417th Bomb Squadron in Puerto Rico. Floyd worked for British American Oil Company, which later became Gulf Oil and is now Chevron, as a purchasing agent. He worked in Oklahoma City from 1953 to 1964, moving to Midland, Texas, in 1964. He retired Feb. 1, 1980, after 42 years with Gulf Oil. He then returned to Oklahoma City, moving to Fort Worth in 1989.
Survivors include one son, Dr. Gary Floyd, Fort Worth; two granddaughters, Holly and Neely Floyd; and three sisters, Cecilia Brandenberger, Alameda, Calif., Jo Henry, Alpharetta, Ga. and Pat Free, Berwyn, Pa.
Memorials may be made to Cooke Children's Medical Center or Building Fund, First Baptist Church, Keller, Texas.
Bertha E. Porter
CHICKASHA -- No services are planned for Bertha E. Porter, 88, formerly of Ardmore.
Born Dec. 15, 1910, at Gainesboro, Tenn., to William H. and Mabel Hester Lock Young, she died Dec. 18, 1998, at Chickasha. She married James L. Porter May 12, 1928, at Ardmore. He preceded her in death in 1986. She was also preceded in death by four brothers.
Mrs. Porter moved to Redondo Beach, Calif., in her early childhood. She later moved to Wilson, where she attended Wilson schools. In 1952 she and her family moved to Daly City, Calif. They lived there for 20 years, moving back to Ardmore in 1972. She moved to Chickasha in 1988.
Survivors include two daughters, Jean Helf and Pat Porter, both Chickasha; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the direction of Brown-Binyon Funeral Home.
Maxine 'Dianne' N. Billings
SULPHUR -- Services for Maxine "Dianne" N. Billings, 71, are pending with Cowley-Krien Funeral Home.
Born March 26, 1927, at Lynncreek, Mo., to Willard Ivan Cornwell and Lousettie Sousley, she died Dec. 19, 1998, at her residence. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Elmer and Norman Cornwell.
Survivors include her husband, Lester Dean Billings, of the home; one son, Michael Billings, Choctaw; three daughters, Pat Atteberry, Pam Arms and Cheryl Crow, all Sulphur; one brother, Clyde Cornwell, Harrison, Ark.; one sister, Bernedine Davenport, Elgin, Mo.; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Martha Ann Smith
Funeral services for former Lone Grove resident Martha Ann Smith, 61, will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the Harvey-Douglas Chapel. Rev. Don Clark will officiate with burial in the Lone Grove Cemetery.
Born July 16, 1937, in Lone Grove to the late Luther Thomas and Jewel Risner Jones, she died Dec. 22, 1998, in a Houston hospital after an extended illness. She had been a resident of The Woodlands, Texas, for the past six years, moving there from Houston. For the last four years she had been the documentation coordinator for Life Cell Corporation. She was a member of the Lutheran Church.
She is survived by two sons, Stanley Keith Copas, Concord, Calif., and Jeffry Thomas Copas, Austin, Texas; two daughters, Kelly Ann Llewellyn, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Susan Dell Campbell, Martinez, Calif.; a brother, Luther E. Jones, Ardmore; three sisters, Dorothy L. Judd, Kemp, Texas, Betty L. Marvin, Trinidad, Texas, and Mary Helen Baskin, Irving, Texas; a grandson; and her fiance, Dr. Richard Vaden, Kokomo, Ind.
Bearers will be Monty Jones, Jim Judd, Glen Marvin, Jim Morris, and Dr. Jim Young.
Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home will direct services.
Josie Hilldene Randol
WILSON -- Graveside services for former resident Josie Hilldene Randol, 81, Cumberland Furnace, Tenn., will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Bomar Point Cemetery with the Rev. Russell Cheatham officiating.
Born July 14, 1917, in Oklahoma to the late Thomas and Winnie Lee "Kiney" Beason, she died Dec. 22, 1998, in Clarksville, Tenn.
She married Raymond E. "Doc" Randol who preceded her in death Nov. 27, 1973. She was active in community affairs, helping to establish the Wilson Community Park and assisting in the writing of the Wilson History Book in 1976. She was an active member of the Extension Homemakers, RSVP, and the First Christian Church of Healdton. In the 1980s she moved to Cumberland Furnace where she was a member of the Louise Methodist Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Carol Schoonover, Cumberland Furnace, and Shirley Meyer, Federal Way, Washington; one sister, Anna Lee White, California; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services are under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home.
Cecil Eugene Lance
TISHOMINGO -- Graveside services for Cecil Eugene Lance, 72, will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Sunnylane Cemetery in Del City with Rev. Perry Crisp officiating.
Born March 4, 1926, in Olney to Charles Otto and Lulu Kimbel Lance, he died Dec. 23, 1998, in Tishomingo.
He attended school in Oklahoma City and lived there 20 years before moving to Tishomingo. He married Imo Jo Birkel, July 20, 1950, in Tucumcari, N.M. He was a diesel mechanic by profession. He was preceded in death by his father Charles, his mother Lulu Burns, and Dorthy Morris.
He is survived by his wife, Ima Jo, of the home; three sons, Larry Jo, Chandler, Ariz., Charles Rodney, Moore, and Vernon Sandquist, Oklahoma City; four daughters, Cecila Jean Morgan, Hewitt, Texas, Loveta Priest, Oklahoma City, Lenora Lance, Las Vegas, Nev., and Deborah Moates, Tishomingo; a sister, Lenora Paul, Hewitt; 19 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Services are under the direction of Corbin Funeral Home.
SULPHUR -- Graveside services for Marvel Haney, 92, will be 11 a.m. Monday at Oaklawn Cemetery with the Rev. Vernon Lawrence officiating.
Born Jan. 8, 1906, in Coalgate to Benjamin B. and Mattie Binns Haney, she died Dec. 23, 1998, in Sulphur.
Reared in the Sulphur area, she had lived in Wichita Falls, Texas, several years before moving back to Sulphur. She was a member of the Sulphur United Methodist Church.
She is survived by a sister, Thelma Cravens, Sulphur.
Services will be directed by Clagg Funeral Home.
PAULS VALLEY -- Funeral services are pending from Smith Funeral Home, Tishomingo, for Willie Nanney who died Wednesday in the Pauls Valley Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Margaret, of the home.
Travis J. Stewart
MESQUITE, Texas -- Graveside services for Travis J. Stewart, 70, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Leon Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Gardner officiating.
Born June 6, 1928, at Tira, Texas, to Arthur and Josephine Stewart, he died Dec. 22, 1998, at his home.
He had lived at Mesquite for the past 25 years. He and Wanda J. Washington were married Dec. 24, 1957, in Dallas. She preceded him in death Oct. 31, 1997. Stewart was also preceded in death by an infant sister.
He served in the U.S. Army as a tank driver and had worked as a warehouse manager for various companies. He was of the Protestant faith.
Stewart is survived by two sons, Tommy L., Mesquite, and Larry Elles, Mineola, Texas; three brothers, Charles, Cumby, Texas, Gene, Indiana, and Jimmy, Garland, Texas; and two grandchildren.
Services are under the direction of Kennedy Funeral Home, Marietta.
Claudia Lynn Taylor Joy
Graveside services for Claudia Lynn Taylor Joy, 40, will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at McAlister Cemetery with Rev. Mark Armstrong, pastor of the First Church of the Nazarene officiating.
The daughter of Claud E. and Mary Taylor, she was born April 21, 1958 at Idabel, Oklahoma. She died Dec. 27, 1998 at the home of her parents. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by three sons, Eric, Jeremy, and Jose Landeros; her father and mother; four sisters, Polly Blount, Lone Grove, Theresa Redden, Marilyn Tate and Pattie Taylor, Ardmore; three grandchildren; and a special friend and the love of her life, Bobby.
Services are under the direction of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home.
Funeral services are pending at Griffin-Kennedy-Watts Funeral Home for Opal Duncan, 93, who died in a local health facility, Dec. 28. She was born to the late Charles and Jimmie Lemmons, April 2, 1905. Her husband, Floyd, preceded her in death.