Ivy E. Cowan
Services for Ivy Estelle Cowan are pending from Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home. She died Feb. 18, 1999, in the local hospital after an extended illness.
Services for Thelma Frost, 74, are pending from Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home. She died Feb. 19, 1999 in the Arlington, Texas hospital.
Evelyn B. Mason
Graveside services for Evelyn B. Mason will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Wava Burris officiating.
Mrs. Mason was born Nov. 29, 1910, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Asa and Millie Huffman Cude. She died Feb. 18, 1999, in the local hospital at the age of 88.
A resident of Ardmore for 17 years, moving here from Ontario, Calif., she worked at various jobs including being a riveter for McDonnell Douglas Corp. during World War II. She was a homemaker and a Nazarene.
Survivors include a daughter, Molly Swift, Camdenton, Mo.; and sister, Trudy Adams, Ardmore.
Craddock Funeral Home will direct services.
Marlena A. Taylor
Services for Marlena Alberta Taylor, 64, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at East Main Church of Christ with Samuel Jackson officiating. Interment will be Tuesday at Singing Hills Cemetery in Dallas.
Mrs. Taylor died Feb. 16, 1999, at her home. She was born Nov. 13, 1934, at Terrell, Texas, to Henry N. and Jessie M. Moore Edwards.
She was a longtime resident of Ardmore and a member of East Main Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Taylor Sr., July 7, 1990.
Survivors include three children, Tilford Johnson Jr., Vivian Brown and Aundrea Taylor, all of Ardmore; three sisters, Barbara A. Wrenn, Los Angeles, Calif., Ruth L. Thompson, Maywood, Ill., and Billie Hunter, Phoenix, Ariz.; three brothers, Henry Edwards Jr., Hugo, Warren Hawkins, Los Angeles, and Clarence Edwards, Casagroundi, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Kirk-Dawson-Dillard Funeral Home.
Ralph R. Newman
LONE GROVE -- Services for Ralph R. Newman, 74, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lone Grove First Baptist Church with the Revs. Morgan Ashworth and Donny Custar officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Ardmore.
Newman died Feb. 18, 1999, in the local hospital following a brief illness. He was born to Charlie and Altie Crawford Newman May 25, 1924, at Lone Grove.
The lifelong Lone Grove resident married Vera Lewis Jan. 7, 1949, and worked for several oil companies as a pumper before he and his wife opened Bowl A Rama. He served on the Lone Grove school board and was a member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two daughters, Reeva Rutledge and Beth Pierce; a son, Robert; brother, Bill; and three sisters, Betty McBride, Geneva Graves and Charlene Stanley, all of Lone Grove; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Bearers will be Jerry Graves, Gary McBride, Harold Newman, Ronnie Brewer, Larry Conway and Mike Flesher.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Harvey-Douglas Lone Grove Chapel.
Warren L. Hedger
MARIETTA -- Services for Warren L. Hedger, Leon, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, at Kennedy Funeral Home chapel, Marietta, with Bro. Daniel Gaither officiating. Interment will be at Leon Cemetery.
Mr. Hedger was born Dec. 2, 1927, at Piniele, Mont., to Sanford Lee and Doris Muriel Page Hedger. He passed away Saturday evening, Feb. 20, 1999, at the Oklahoma Veterans Center in Ardmore at the age of 71 years, two months and 18 days.
Mr. Hedger had lived in Love County since 1984. He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of World War II. He retired from American Breeder Service. His religious belief was native American culture.
Survivors include his mother, Muriel Huseby, Hulett, Wyo.; his companion, Lorene Ballard, of the home; three sons, Wayne Hedger, New Mexico, Doug Hedger and Mike Hedger, California; a daughter, Julie Floyd, Natchez, Miss; two stepsons, Leonard Ballard, Thackerville, and Kenny Ballard, Ringling; two stepdaughters, Shawna Ballard and Glenda Ballard, of the home; a brother, Eric Huseby, Hulett, Wyo.; two sisters, Betty Nicholson, Birch Tree, Mo., and Donna McAmos, Alva, Wyo.; four grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Sam Floyd, Andy Reed, Leonard Ballard, Kenny Ballard, Wayne Hedger Jr. and Tod Wilson. Honorary bearers are Carston Ballard, Jeff Poteet, Clay Floyd and Raymond Dutharme.
The family will receive friends this evening from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
William E. McClanahan
Services for William E. McClanahan, 90, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Larry Berryhill officiating. Burial with Navy military honors will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
McClanahan was born July 4, 1908, at Tucumcari, N.M., to Jess and Fannie Copeland McClanahan. He died Feb. 20, 1999, in a Plano, Texas, hospital after a brief illness.
A resident of Ardmore since 1948, moving here from Healdton, he was a building contractor and engineer. As a Navy warrant officer in the Sea Bees during World War II, he saw duty in Alaska, Okinawa and Shimu. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, in Lodge 31, AF&AM. He and Marie Porter Lewis were married February 1978 in Mexico.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two daughters, Rue McClanahan, New York City, and Melinda McClanahan, Washington, D.C.; four stepdaughters, Debra VanTilBerg, Celina, Ohio, Barbara Berry, Dallas, Carolyn McCabe, Middletown, Ohio, and Jill Philpot, Barboursville, Ky.; a brother, Jess, Wilson; a sister, Wenona Pollard, Delhi, La.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the enrichment foundation of any area school.
Lesa Payne Bradley
DAVIS -- Funeral services for Lesa Michelle Payne Bradley, 32, will be held Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999, at 3:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Finis Steelman and Dr. David Eggenberg officiating. A private interment will be at Green Hill Cemetery under the direction of Fox Funeral Home.
Mrs. Bradley was born Feb. 3, 1967, at Ardmore, and died Feb. 21, 1999 at Davis.
She had lived in Davis all her life. She taught in the Sulphur Public Schools nine years then became principal at Wynnewood Early Childhood Center.
Her survivors include her husband, Mike Bradley, of the home; a daughter, Brittani Deshawn Day, of the home; stepsons, Kelsey Bradley, also of the home, and Kurt Bradley of Ardmore; her parents, Dwight and Janelle Payne of Davis; grandparents, Helen "Granny" Webber and Joyce "Grandma" Payne, both of Davis; a sister, Deshawn Renee Payne; and niece, Maddison Janell Payne both of Springfield, Mo. She was preceded in death by grandfathers, Wesley "Doc" Webber and J. Doyle Payne.
Bearers will be Kevin Day, Chad Williams, Brandon Williams, Wes Webber, Dale Fullerton and Kevin Staggs.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Brittani Deshawn Day Education Fund c/o Landmark Bank, 1300 East Main St., Davis, OK 73030.
Fred G. Robertson
DAVIS -- Services for Fred G. Robertson will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Fox Funeral Home chapel with Junior Thomas and Dr. David Eggenberg officiating. Interment will be at Green Hill Cemetery.
Robertson, 62, died Feb. 21, 1999, in Sulphur. He was born to Joseph and Verna Blair Robertson Nov. 15, 1936, at Robert Lee, Texas.
He retired from PPG Industries and was a member of Oklahoma Thoroughbred and American Quarter Horse associations.
Survivors include his wife, Dora, of the home; a daughter, Kristi Crowley, Davis; his mother, Verna Robertson; and sister, Jane Jarratt, Odessa, Texas; and two grandchildren.
Zelda Pitman Meeks
HOLLIS -- Graveside rites for Zelda Pitman Meeks, 87, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Fairmont Cemetery in Hollis with the Rev. Jim Fishback officiating.
Mrs. Meeks died Feb. 21, 199, in an Ardmore health care facility following an extended illness. She was born to Frank and Clara McNatt Pitman Sept. 26, 1911, in Hollis.
Married to Jess Lee Meeks March 14, 1933, at Chickasha, they lived in Hollis before moving to Ardmore in 1970. She was a homemaker and member of First Nazarene Church. Her husband preceded her in death March 9, 1991.
Survivors include a son, Dr. Geron Meeks, Norman; two brothers, Valdhe Pitman, Eufaula, and Ivan J. Pitman, St. Louis, Mo.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home will direct services.
Emma J. Roper
DURANT -- Funeral services for Emma Jean Roper, 74, were scheduled at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 23, 1999, at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Darel Bunch officiating. Interment was at Highland Cemetery under the direction of Murray Funeral Home.
Mrs. Roper died Saturday, Feb. 20, 1999, in Sherman, Texas. She was born Sunday, May 24, 1925, in Durant, to Robert and Pearl Harper.
She attended Cobb High School and graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University with her bachelor's and master's degrees in education. She retired from the Sherman Public School System after teaching 31 years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She and Jack G. Roper were married Oct. 13, 1942, at Tacoma, Wash. He died Nov. 20, 1993.
She is survived by a son, Bobby and wife, Sue, Roper, Fayetteville, Ark.; a brother, Jim Harper, Durant; sisters, Louise Gentry, Durant, Sue McCreary, Waco, Texas, and Doris Spencer, Sallisaw; grandsons, Dan and Zac Roper, Fayetteville, Kurt Roper, Oxford, Miss.
Pallbearers are Howard Harper, Alan Harper, Greg McCreary, Robert Spencer, Dwight Spencer and Wendell Cathey.
Clarence 'J.T.' Bailey Sr.
MARIETTA -- Services for Clarence "J.T." Bailey Sr., 80, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Kennedy Funeral Home chapel with Dr. Walt Spradling officiating. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery.
Bailey died Feb. 21, 1999, in Ardmore. He was born May 21, 1918, at Wirt, to Clarence E. and Iva Vanmeter Bailey.
A Navy veteran of World War II, he was a retired postal worker and had lived in Marietta 24 years. He and Audra Lofton were married March 3, 1965, in Ardmore. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife of the home; a son, Clarence Jr., Tucson, Ariz.; two daughters, Judy Germany, and Sharon Cooper, Granbury, Texas; stepdaughter, Oleta Wells, Velma; a brother, Clyde, Ardmore; three sisters, Betty Rutledge, Wichita Falls, Texas, Claudette Graves, Amarillo, Texas, and Lillian Coe, Ardmore; 16 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Bearers will be Bill Stuckey, Jacky Brown, William Rutledge, Phil Hallock, James Graves and Johnny Hall. Honorary bearers are John Houchen, Joe Peason, Doug Ward, Herman Roberson, Earl Elliott and Alan Cooper.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at Kennedy Funeral Home.
W. Gilbert 'Bub' Davis
WILSON -- Services for W. Gilbert "Bub" Davis, 69, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999, at First United Methodist Church with the Revs. Chris Pittman and Kay Buchanan officiating. Interment will be at Bomar Point Cemetery, Wilson, under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home.
Mr. Davis died Feb. 22, 1999, at Mercy Memorial Health Center in Ardmore. He was born Sept. 1, 1929, at Wilson, to John Wesley and Tennie F. Baker Davis.
Reared in Wilson, he had lived most of his life here, graduating from Wilson High School in 1948. He and the former Bettie Mayes were married Aug. 12, 1948, at Gainesville, Texas. Working in the oil fields of this area, he retired from Holden Energy in 1989, and was a longtime active member of Wilson First United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, March 6, 1972; and father April, 24, 1989.
He is survived by his wife, Bettie, of the home; three sons, Steve, and his children, Wesley and Erin, of Norman, Bruce of Dallas, and Scott and Shelly and their daughter, Natalie, of Lone Grove; a daughter, Susan and her son, Harrison Clayton, of Tulsa; two brothers, Doyle of Mesquite, Texas, and Ray of Wilson; two sisters, Be Ward and Sis Turner, both of Wilson.
Bearers will be Randy Banks, Bob Wilson, Carl Cumpton, Charlie Parrish, Bill Mitchell and Neil Monson.
Memorials may be made to the Wilson Chickasaw Library System landscaping fund, 114 E. Main; or First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 235, Wilson, OK 73463.
Limuel L. 'Lim' Teafatiller
MARIETTA -- Services for Limuel Lee "Lim" Teafatiller, Madill, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1999, at First Baptist Church in Marietta with the Rev. Mike Williams officiating. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery.
Mr. Teafatiller was born March 26, 1937, in Carter County, Okla., to Vernon and Mattie Cook Teafatiller. He passed away Sunday afternoon, Feb. 21, 1999, at Marshall Memorial Hospital in Madill, at the age of 61 years, 10 months and 25 days.
Mr. Teafatiller was raised in California and had lived in Marshall County since 1971. He married Rita "Sissie" Gantt on March 26, 1992, at Marietta. He served in the U.S. Army and was a self-employed oil field owner-operator. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Gilroy, Calif., and Teamsters Union. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his father, Vernon Teafatiller in 1969.
Survivors are his mother, Mattie Teafatiller, Marietta; his wife, Rita "Sissie" Teafatiller, of the home; the mother of his children, Shirley Newman, Madill; a son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Charla Teafatiller, Madill; two daughters and a son-in-law, Jenny and Lance Parker, Lone Grove, and Terri Eason, Gilroy, Calif.; a stepson, Barry Gantt, Marietta; stepdaughter, Shelley Gantt, Norman; five brothers, Edwin Teafatiller, Marsden, Orville Teafatiller, Veneta, Ore., Milton Teafatiller, Tishomingo, William Teafatiller, Hurst, Texas, and Robert Teafatiller, Falconhead; three sisters, Geraldine Driskill, Hurst, Texas, Wanda Leslie, Calhoun, Ky., and Betty Robertson, Marietta; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Bearers will be Rob Robertson, Van Driskill, James Teafatiller, Michael Robertson, Edwin Teafatiller and Adam Dean. Honorary bearers are Frank Pruitt, Hank Hartin, Dempsey Burns, Don Maxwell and Joe Trammell.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at Kennedy Funeral Home.