Clarence "J.T." Bailey Sr.
MARIETTA -- Services for Clarence "J.T." Bailey Sr., 80, will be at 2 p.m. today at Kennedy Funeral Home chapel with Dr. Walt Spradling officiating. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery under the direction of Kennedy Funeral Home.
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. He was preceded in death by a son, John Allen; a sister, Louise Raney; and brother, Carlos.
Bearers will be Bill Stuckey, Jacky Brown, William Rutledge, Phil Hallock, James Graves and Johnny Hall. Honorary bearers are John Houchen, Joe Pearson, Doug Ward, Herman Roberson, Earl Elliott and Alan Cooper.
Ormand 'Preacher' Hutson
TERRAL -- Services for Ormand "Preacher" Hutson, 97, are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church with Walter Haynie officiating. Interment will be at Terral Cemetery under the direction of Morehead-Goetz Funeral Home.
Hutson died Feb. 22, 1999, in a Ryan health care facility. He was born May 1, 1901, at Velma, to James R and Jennie I. Hutson.
He worked for Noble Drilling Co. of Ardmore many years and was also a cafe cook.
He is survived by a sister, Cleo Hammer, Gainesville, Texas.
Ludie J. Ellis Cunningham
TISHOMINGO -- Funeral services for Ludie Jane Ellis Cunningham, 74, will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, 1999, at Clark Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Perry Crisp officiating. Interment will be at Caddo Cemetery in Caddo.
Mrs. Cunningham died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999, in a local health care facility. She was born on July 28, 1925, in Caddo, Okla. to Roy and Nellie Davis Ellis.
She attended school at Caddo, graduating from high school and marrying Jay D. Cunningham on April 10, 1943, in Caddo. She was a lifelong member and Sunday school teacher at the Baptist church. She was also a Campfire Girl leader, an officer in the U.S. Postal Service Auxiliary and belonged to many other civic clubs and organizations in Tonkawa. Mr. and Mrs. Cunningham had lived in several parts of the country before coming to Tishomingo in 1991 from Shawnee. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Arvin Ellis, J.D. Ellis and Jiggs Ellis; and a sister, Veda Mae Smith.
Survivors include her husband, Jay D., of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Claudia and Daryl McKeown of Muskogee, and Sue Ann and Roger Clark of Tishomingo; four grandchildren, Kerry Jane McKeown of Norman, Dr. Kevin Jay McKeown of Birmingham, Ala., and PFC Jason Eggleston and his wife, Shannon of Woodlawn, Tenn., and Breean Eggleston of Denver, Colo.; three great-grandchildren, Jayke Eggleston, Jaycee Eggleston and Forrest Kennedy; two brothers-in-law and their spouses, Glenn and Myra Cunningham of Cookson, and Cecil and JoAnn Smith of Durant; nieces and nephews, Sandra and Dr. William Talley of Oklahoma City, Susie and David Prewitt of Tulsa, Mike Smith of Oklahoma City, Jerry Joe Ellis of Durant, Kathy Cunningham of Del City, Leslie Cunningham of Oklahoma City, Sheryl Burleson of Tulsa, Richard Ellis and Renee' Sterner of Durant.
Bearers wil be Dr. Kevin Jay McKeown, PFC Jason M. Eggleston, Leslie Cunningham, Jerry Joe Ellis, Steve Harris and Harold Winburn.
Clara M. Weaver
SULPHUR -- Services for Clara Mae Weaver, 89, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Eddie Malphrus officiating. Interment will follow at Mill Creek Cemetery under the direction of Clagg Funeral Home.
Mrs. Weaver died Feb. 24, 1999, in Ardmore. She was born Dec. 7, 1909, at Bay, Ark., to Ora E. and Mary Bandy.
Reared in Arkansas, she moved to Oklahoma in 1959 and had lived in Sulphur since 1971. She and Vernon George Weaver were married August 1940, in Truman, Ark. He died Dec. 10, 1974. She was also preceded by two sons, O.J. Baskin and Paul D. Weaver; a brother, Ira Bandy; and sister Ava Rogers.
Survivors include three daughters, Barbara Goodson, Sulphur, Judy C. Crowder, Sallisaw, and Wilma Kelly, White City, Ore.; two sons, Vernon F., and Lewis D., Roff; four brothers, Paul Bandy, Manila, Ark., O.E. Bandy, Jonesboro, Ark., Albert Bandy, Leachville, Ark., and Asbury Bandy, Bay, Ark.; 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Bearers will be Kenny and Danny Muntz, Gerry Laxton, Randy Goodson and Charles Snow.
Samantha T. Tyson
TISHOMINGO -- Services for Samantha Tye'ona Tyson, infant daughter of Christina Hughes and Samson Tyson, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Corbin Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Charlie Carter and Fred Wells officiating. Interment will follow at Tishomingo Cemetery.
The child was born Dec. 25, 1998, in Sulphur. She died Feb. 22, 1999, in Oklahoma City.
In addition to her parents, survivors include a brother, Bobby Lee Alexander Tyson, Sulphur; grandparents, William and Linda Hughes, Tishomingo, Carl Tyson, Sulphur, and Mary Factor, Tulsa; and great-grandparents, Margaret Wynn, Spring, Texas, and Sarah Joshua, Tulsa.
John J. Albion Jr.
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- Funeral services for John J. Albion Jr., 69, of Beech Island, S.C., were held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 27, 1999, at Rowland Funeral Home Chapel in North Augusta, S.C. The Revs. Finley Limehouse and Michael C. Davenport officiated. Interment was in Pineview Memorial Gardens, North Augusta.
Mr. Albion died Sunday Jan. 24, 1999, at University Hospital in Augusta, Ga.
He was a native of Ringling, Okla., born Sept. 10, 1929, at Sulphur, Okla., to Pearl Mauldin Albion and John Albion.
He was an Army veteran of the Korean conflict and founded Beech Island Heating and Airconditioning Co. in 1959. He was a Baptist, commander of American Legion Post 168, Beech Island, and member of the 40 and 8.
Services were announced by Alexander Funeral Home of Ringling.
Anna Ruth Milor
MARIETTA -- Funeral services for Anna Ruth Milor will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, 1999, at Mahota Memorial Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery under the direction of Kennedy Funeral Home.
Mrs. Milor died Wednesday evening, Feb. 24, 1999, at Mercy Memorial Hospital in Ardmore, at the age of 79 years, four months and 17 days. She was born Oct. 7, 1919, at Springtown, Texas, to Mr. and Mrs. Sam Parker.
Mrs. Milor had lived all her life in Love County, marrying Charles A. Milor Sr. here on Aug. 21, 1938. She was a homemaker, teacher, a member of Mahota Memorial Presbyterian Church, Love County Soil Conservation Board and Love County Democratic Party.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Charles A. Milor II and Shari of Overbrook; a daughter, Sammie Walker of Dallas; three grandchildren, Blake Milor, Joel Milor and Charles McConathy.
E.F. 'Lloyd John' Sisco Jr.
WILSON -- Services for E.F. "Lloyd John" Sisco Jr., 74, are pending from Alexander Funeral Home. He died Feb. 24, 1999 in Ardmore.
Survivors include a daughter, Jackie Swope, Dallas; stepchildren, Sid Shearing, Phoenix, Ariz., Maurice McEntyre, Plano, Texas and Jeanie Osborn, Oklahoma City; and two grandsons.
Arlandus 'Brother' Curry Jr.
Services for Arlandus "Brother" Curry Jr. will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth Wright officiating. Interment will be at Clearview Cemetery under the direction of Ragsdale-Grant and Sons Mortuary.
Curry died Feb. 20, 1999, in the local hospital. He was born Aug. 5, 1915, in Ardmore, to Arlandus and Etha Durant Curry.
He and Alice Austin were married in Ardmore. She died in 1982. He was also preceded by two sisters and a brother.
Survivors include a daughter, Cloetta Giles, Kansas City, Mo.; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Ellamae Killion Davis
Services for Ellamae Killion Davis, 87, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Harvey-Douglas Chapel with Jesse Whitlock and Nathan Joyce officiating. Interment will follow at Provence Cemetery.
Mrs. Davis, daughter of Lyman J. and Clara Reeves Killion, was born Nov. 14, 1911, at San Angelo, Texas. She died on Feb. 23, 1999, in the local hospital.
She married Meredith Crow in 1924. He preceded her in death. She and Ocie Lee Davis were married July 24, 1940, in New Mexico, and they came to Ardmore in 1963 from Santa Maria, Calif. She was the owner and mechanic of a full service gas station, then Mrs. Davis nursed in hospitals and nursing homes in Ardmore, retiring in 1977. Her husband died Aug. 8, 1987. She was a member of Central Church of Christ.
Survivors include a son, Trenton Crow, Bethesda, Md.; three granddaughters whom she reared, Clara Lou Watts, Debbie Walker and Cindy Wells, all of Ardmore; also 17 other grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by three sons, Walter Eugene Davis, Pearman Crow and Odis Wesley Davis; and two infant daughters.
Bearers will be grandsons. Honorary bearers will be great grandchildren.
Kathryn L. Jones
Graveside rites for Kathryn Louise Jones, Oklahoma City, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Eisenhour Funeral Home.
Mrs. Jones, 84, died Feb. 23, 1999. She was born Dec. 13, 1914, at Butler, Pa., to Joseph and Wilda Stewart.
She was a Baptist and a retired nurse.
She is survived by two daughters, Roberta Tindall, Oklahoma City, and Elizabeth Slawson, Rush Springs; a brother, J. Stewart, California; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
James B. Chambler
SULPHUR -- James Bert Chambler, 85, died Feb. 23, 1999, in Sulphur. No services are scheduled at this time.
Born Dec. 22, 1913, at Spiro, to Thomas and Letha Robinson Chambler, he was reared in the Spiro area and had lived in Sulphur since the early 1920s. He was a veteran of World War II and a retired plumber. He and Viola Wilson were married in 1935, in Sulphur. He was preceded in death by a son, Bobby; two brothers, Arbin and Glendon; and a sister, Mary Boland.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, James L. and Tommye L., Sulphur; a sister, Vera Bowman, Lone Grove and two grandchildren.
Clagg Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Vera V. Claxton
WILSON -- Services for Vera V. Claxton, Lone Grove, are pending from Alexander Funeral Home in Wilson. Mrs. Claxton died Feb. 25, 1999, in a local health care facility.
Among her survivors are two sons, Gary and Don; and a daughter, Leta.
Wilda F. Hackler
OAKLAND -- Graveside services for Wilda Faye Hackler, 86, will be at 3 p.m. today at Oakland Cemetery with Calvin R. Hawkins and Boyce Moon officiating.
Mrs. Hackler died Feb. 24, 1999, in a Celina, Texas, health care facility. She was born Nov. 19, 1912, in Marshall County.
She had lived in Marshall County most of her life before moving to Texas 12 years ago. She and Chester Earling Hackler were married Aug. 27, 1929, at Lebanon. She was of the Pentecostal Holiness faith. Her husband preceded her in death April 7, 1970.
She is survived by two sons, Jesse, McKinney, Texas, and Fate, Melissa, Texas; a daughter, Lillie Nash, Grapevine, Texas; a brother, Carl McCoy, Arkansas; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Watts Funeral Home will direct services.
SULPHUR -- Graveside services for Jewell Hurst, 95, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Oaklawn Cemetery with the Rev. Eddie Malphrus officiating.
Mrs. Hurst died Feb. 24, 1999, in Davis. She was born Dec. 5, 1903, at Greer County.
Reared in Greer County, she graduated from high school in Russell, received her teaching degree from Southwestern University, and her master's degree from Central State University. She married William B. Hurst May 4, 1926, at Hollis and they lived in Walters where they owned a Ford dealership. She taught school in Cotton County, and they later lived in Jones and Oklahoma City area where she taught school until she retired. They moved to Sulphur in 1973. Her husband preceded her in death Sept. 21, 1985. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Eastern Star, Artists of the Arbuckles, Retired Teachers Association and Bridge Club.
Survivors include a son, Phil, Sulphur; two granddaughters; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Sulphur Foundation for Excellence in Education.
Clagg Funeral Home will direct services.