Funeral services are pending at Craddock Funeral Home for former resident Melcena Brady, 72, who died at her home in Santa Fe, N.M., following an extended illness.
Born May 12, 1926 to John and Vera Jordan Moore, she had lived in Santa Fe for 23 years.
She is survived by her husband, Bill, of the home; a daughter, Peggy Fournier, Grisley Flats, Calif.; and three sons, Bill, Teluride, Colo., Shawn, Union City, Calif., and Pat, Texarkana, Texas.
C.H. 'Bud' Lemons
MARIETTA -- Funeral services for longtime Love County resident C.H. "Bud" Lemons, 81, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of Christ. Bro. Ray Hilliard will officiate with interment at Lakeview Cemetery.
Born Aug. 20, 1917 at Valley View, Texas to James Clifton and Fannie Barber Lemons, he died Dec. 26, 1998 in a local hospital.
He lived most of his life in Love County, marrying Audrey Ora Cambron, June 29, 1937 in Marietta. He was a retired farmer and rancher and a member of the Marietta Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by his wife, July 1, 1989; his parents; a brother, William 'Bill', two sisters, Winnie McGehee and Edna McKown; and a great-grandchild, Bridget Lyn Fincher, Oct. 24, 1998.
He is survived by his step-mother, Evelyn Lemons, Sherman, Texas; two sons, Clifton H. "Buddy" Jr., Burneyville, and Stanley "Tom", Canute; four daughters, Norma Bachman and Nelda Hamilton, Ardmore; Jimmie L. Lanier, Marietta, and Mary B. Robnett, Burneyville; three brothers, Tom, Hondo, Texas, Wesley, Sherman, Texas, and Ray, Warwick, New York; three sisters, Fay Mileur, Sadler, Texas, Joan Jacobs, Vidor, Texas, and Shirley Carter, Marietta; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be grandsons Orville and Casey Lanier, Jim and Michael Lemons, Dr. Chris Covington, and grandsons-in-law Dr. David Gores, J.R. Shaw and Joe Fincher. Honorary bearers will be Rayford Hallum, Larry Hice, Willie Ed Douglas, Hurley Waddle, Rudolph McGehee, J.C. Harris, Willard Willis, Pete Christy, and S.M. Daniels.
The family will receive friends this evening, 7-8, at Kennedy Funeral Home which will direct services.
Funeral services for Lillian Glace, 77, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Craddock Memorial Chapel. Rev. Roger Wood will officiate with interment at Rosehill Cemetery.
Born Sept. 17, 1921 in Healdton to James and Lillian Pickett Glace, she died Dec. 25, 1998 in an Oklahoma City hospital.
She married Melvin Glace in Ardmore, June 30, 1957 and had worked as a bank teller at the First National Bank for several years. She was a member of the St. Paul's Methodist Church in Duncan and a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority for over 30 years. Her husband, parents, and a sister, Doris Shurley, preceded her in death.
She is survived by two sisters, Eloise Shurley, Ardmore, and Sylvia Grove, El Reno; and one brother, Leslie McMahan, Oklahoma City.
Her nephews Ronald Shurley, Bobby Beck, Steve Snyder, Kelly Holman, Darin McMahan and J.V. Alldredge will serve as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, 825 Northeast 13th Street, Oklahoma City, OK, 73104.
Craddock Funeral Home will direct services.
Gwen Smith Beardsley
TISHOMINGO -- Graveside services for former resident Gwen Smith Beardsley will be 3 p.m. today at the Tishomingo Cemetery with Chaplin William Bryan and Dr. Mike Fisher officiating. A memorial service is planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Grace Bible Church in Dallas, Texas.
Born in Coleman to William Edwin and Lula Mae Robinson Smith, she died Dec. 27, 1998 in Dallas, Texas.
Reared in Tishomingo, she married George Beardsley in 1948 and attended the Grace Bible Church in Dallas. She was a member of the Westlake Republican Womens Club and the Times Review Book Club. She was preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Vela Costellow, Verda White, Jess Maynard, and Winoma Cox; and three brothers, Eddie, Rufus, and Roy Smith.
She is survived by her husband, George, of the home, Dallas, and a sister, Ola Mae Smith, Dallas.
Services are under the direction of Corbin Funeral Home.
James Blaine McVeety
DAVIS -- Funeral services for James Blaine McVeety, 94, will be 2 p.m., Tuesday, at the First Christian Church. Rev. G.C. Sharp will officiate with interment at Green Hill Cemetery.
Born Jan. 3, 1904, to Charles Edward and Sula Merrill McVeety in Maud, Texas, he died Dec. 27, 1998, in Davis.
He married Thelma Willis, Nov. 20, 1927 in Davis and lived in Shreveport, Louis., and Ft. Arthur, Texas before moving back to Davis in 1956. A retired police officer and sheet metal construction worker, he was a member of the Davis Masonic Lodge and the First Christian Church. A sister, Loraine Reese, and two brothers, Hershel and Ed McVeety, preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife, Thelma, of the home; a daughter, Rose Marie Dunlap, Denton, Texas; a sister Marie Dennie, Texas; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Members of the Davis Masonic Lodge will serve as bearers.
Services are under the direction of Aaron-Krien Funeral Home.
Velma M. Henson
MARIETTA -- Graveside services for Velma M. Henson, 76, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Lakeview Cemetery with Bro. Daniel Gaither officiating.
Born Oct. 24, 1922 at Willis to Doc and Annie Hilton Elliott, she died Dec. 27, 1998 at a hospital in Oklahoma City.
She married Weldon Henson, Feb. 24, 1943 at Kingston. A retired waitress, she had lived in Marietta for the past 20 years, and had also worked at the Marietta Bakery. She was of the Holiness faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jan. 8, 1982, and four sisters, Floydie Malena, Evelyn Kent, Tillie Henry, and Pat Page.
She is survived by two sons, Bo, Marietta and Ronnie, Lawton; two daughters, Linda Dolph, Oklahoma City and Pat Maxon, Norman; a brother, Doc Elliott, Marietta; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends this evening, 7-8, at the Kennedy Funeral Home where services will be directed.
ZANEIS -- Funeral services for Evelyn Means, 80, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Zaneis Baptist Church. Rev. Ben Shirley will officiate with interment at Cornish Cemetery.
Born March 30, 1918 to Alexander and Marie Machado Silveira in Newman, California, she died Dec. 27, 1998 in a Ringling nursing home after an extended illness.
She had worked as a nurse in Porterville, California, before marrying Henry Means, June 5, 1971 in Oxnard, California. They then moved to Zaneis. She was a member of the Zaneis Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Henry, of the home; four sons, Steve Hughes, Ringling, Harold, Lockwood Valley, Calif., Stan, Healdton, and Mark, Ardmore; a daughter, Sandra Striegel, Yukon; two brothers, Alex and Alfred Silveira, both of Turlock, Calif.; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Reser Funeral Home will direct services.
Jessie Louise Davenport
No services are scheduled for Jessie Louise Davenport, who died Dec. 27, 1998, in an Oklahoma City hospital.
Born May 23, 1942, she was the daughter of Jessie Bass Thompson and Myrtle Francis Farmer, both of whom preceded her in death.
She married Thomas Davenport, Dec. 9, 1981, in Cooke County.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas, of the home; two sons, Chuck Sharp, of the home and Edmond Wayne Carney, Ardmore; a daughter, Lisa Gooden, Ardmore; a stepdaughter, Vonda Bradley, Red Level, Ala.; a stepson, Calvin Dean Shannon, Sulphur; four sisters, Vernon Townsend, Weatherford, Texas; Bobbi Jo Fowler, Arlington, Texas; Marion Richards, Ardmore, and Joyce Royal, Madill; two brothers, Charles and Steven Thompson, Ardmore; and four grandchildren.
The family requests no flowers. Ragsdale-Grant & Sons Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Opal Duncan
Graveside services for Mary Opal Duncan, 93, will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Hillcrest Memorial Park with Dr. Wade Paschal officiating.
Born April 2, 1905, in Jefferson, Texas, to Charles and Jimmie Lemmons, she died Dec. 28, 1998, in a local health care facility.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, W.W. Rhyne; a son, Billy Alvin Rhyne; her second husband, Floyd Duncan; and by two daughters, Dorothy J. Layhe and Betty J. Dixon.
She is survived by a son, Sammy L. Rhyne, Gulf Breeze, Fla.; a sister, Fleeta Carnes, Andrews, Texas; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services are under the direction of Griffin-Kennedy-Watts Funeral Home.
Grace D. Hamm
WILSON -- Graveside services for Grace D. Hamm, 81, were Monday at Hewitt Cemetery.
Born July 25, 1917, at Kingston to William Daniel and Viola Caldona Denton Thompson, she died Dec. 24, 1998, in a local hospital after an extended illness.
A resident of the Wilson and Ardmore areas all of her life, she married Alvin Fred Hamm, Sept. 26, 1958, at Plymouth, Mass. She was a member of Church of Christ faith and a homemaker. Her husband preceded her in death, Sept. 11, 1992.
She is survived by a daughter, Crystal Hamm, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services were under the direction of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home.
Hazel D. Sigler
HEALDTON -- Funeral services for Hazel D. Sigler, 91, will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the First Christian Church. Rev. Glen Cowperthwaite and Rev. Richard Pitt will officiate with interment in Hillcrest Cemetery in Ardmore.
Born June 13, 1907, in Agra to Herman and Francis Ferguson Stallcup, she died Dec. 27, 1998, in Moore.
She attended school in Oilton and graduated from Nowata High School in 1925. She married James M. Sigler in Vinita, Feb. 9, 1929. They moved to Healdton in 1941. She had worked as a bookkeeper for Shell Oil Company, a teller for First National Bank, and as bookkeeper and teller for the Bank of Healdton, 1945-1972. She was a member of the First Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, James, Oct. 11, 1970, and by two brothers, Granville and Murray Sigler.
She is survived by two daughters, Donna White, Watonga, and Betty Brandon, Moore; a son, Gary, Spring, Texas; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Bearers will be Buck Cantwell, Butch Barbour, Cecil Bruner, Bill Carlisle, L.T. Martin and Mike Bingman.
Memorials made be made to the First Christian Church of Healdton. Reser Funeral Home will direct services.
Nellie Lester Keith
Celebration of life services for Nellie Lester Keith will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church. Dr. Alton Fannin will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Monty Baggett. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Born Oct. 3, 1913, at Okemah to James R. and Rebecca Gaines Lester, she died Dec. 28, 1998, in Ardmore.
She was married to John T. Keith, Jan. 21, 1939, at Waurika. He preceded her in death, Dec. 30, 1988. They had been residents of Ardmore since 1936.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Faith Sunday School Class. She taught Sunday school for 30 years, not only at the First Baptist Church, but also in Trinity Baptist and K Street Baptist churches. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary and the American Association of Retired People.
She is survived by a daughter and her husband, Carol and E.M. Marion, Ardmore; a niece who was like a daughter and her husband, Shirley and Jack Murphy, Ardmore; two grandsons and their wives, Major Keith and Delaine Bartsch, Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., and Kevin and Marie Bartsch, Wichita, Kan.; a granddaughter and her husband, Kara and Paul Pearson, Ardmore; a brother, Charlie Farris, Oklahoma City; three great-grandchildren, Viktoria Bartsch, Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., Jacob Bartsch, Wichita, Kan., and Evan Pearson, Ardmore; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Caroline Bartsch; two sisters, Irene West and Marie Williams; and two brothers, Herman Farris and S.T. Lester.
Pallbearers will be Derril McGuire, Dr. D.W. Bahner, Arnold Reynolds, Gary and Kenneth Keith, and Emmett Hudgins.
Memorials may be made to the Faith 2000 Building Fund at the First Baptist Church. Craddock Funeral Home will direct services.