Terrie L. Johnson Rambo
RAN -- Services for Terrie L. Johnson Rambo, 41, Marietta, will be 11 a.m. Monday at Bethel Union Baptist Church with the Revs. Clentis R. McCarroll, Ruben Rambo and Eugene Bellard officiating. Interment will follow at Prairieview Cemetery.
Born Dec. 8, 1957, at Hobart to Oscar Lee Jr. and Arnetus Revels Johnson, she died March 11, 1999, at a Sulphur health care facility.
Mrs. Rambo had lived in Love County for the past 19 years. She married Randall Rambo April 11, 1998, at Marietta. She was a cook for various nursing homes in the area and also at Lake Murray Lodge. She was also employed by the Marietta Bakery. Mrs. Rambo was a member of the Bethel Union Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir and served as Sunday School and choir secretary. She attended Southern Oklahoma State University and served in the Baptist Student Union as an artist for campus advertising.
She was preceded in death by her father in May 1976.
Survivors include her husband, of the home, her mother, Marietta; grandmother, Myra Revels, Marietta; one daughter, Jacquelynn Ayers Garcia, Oklahoma City; one brother, John Wesley Johnson, Oklahoma City; and two grandchildren.
Bearers are Charlie Rambo, Cecil Rambo, C.L. Jones, Nelson Rambo, Billy Rambo and Gerald Lewis. Flower girls are Dorothy Rambo, Marie Rambo, Bonnie McCarroll, Catherine Rambo, Eva Douglass and Velma J. Jones.
Services are under the direction of Kennedy Funeral Home.
R.B. 'Snuffy' Byrne
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Services for R. B. "Snuffy" Byrne will be 2 p.m. Monday at South Colonial Chapel with the Rev. Jim Gillum officiating.
Born July 4, 1926, at McMillon to R.B. Sr. and Bessie Pearl Byrne, he died March 11, 1999.
Byrne proudly served his country in the Korean War and continued service by helping provide the nation with energy by his work in the oil and gas production business during the following 50 years. Byrne moved to Oklahoma City in 1957 and was employed in a technical capacity with Brown Oil Tool Inc. until he retired in 1981. He continued to work in the oil business as a drilling and production consultant until the early 1990s when failing health forced complete retirement. He loved his family, his country, and his friends in the oil fields.
Survivors include his wife, Onitta Fern Byrne, Oklahoma City; three sons, Brad Byrne, Houston, Wendell Byrne, Atlanta, and Nick Byrne, Tyler, Texas; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous family and friends.
Services are under the direction of Vondel L. Smith and Son Mortuary.
Dodson L. Thornton
MARIETTA -- Services for Dodson Leon Thornton, 86, were Sunday at Kennedy Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronnie Carrol officiating. Interment was at Cooper Cemetery, Robinton, Ala.
Thornton died March 14, 1999, in the Ardmore hospital. He was born Jan. 18, 1913, in Georgiana, Ala., to St. Clair and Ida Brooks Thornton.
While serving in the Army during World War II, he received the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with three Bronze Stars and a Bronze Arrowhead, American Defense Medal, American Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart and the World War II Victory Medal. He was a member of Christ Tabernacle Church, Woodmen of the World, Mobile, Ala., a crime watcher in Waxahachie, Texas. He was a sign painter before he retired. He and Marie Louise Vaughn were married April 21, 1978, in Hubbard, Texas.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; three sons, Dodson Thornton, Metairie, La., Chris Thornton, Mobile, and Eddie Cooper, Corsicana, Texas; six daughters, Linnie Baird, Houston, Bama Rider, Bay Minette, Ala., Joyce Hendrix, Dallas, Bonnie Richard, Waxahachie, Carolyn Warren and Gaynelle Pugh, Marietta; a sister, Pauline Pendleton, De Land, Fla.; 28 grandchildren; and 48 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Jonathan, and two brothers, Onnie and Elmer Presley.
Memorials may be made to Abba Temple Shrine Hospital Transportation Fund, 7701 Hitt Road, Mobile, Ala., 36695; or Christ Tabernacle Building Fund, Broadway and Hwy. 77, Marietta, Okla. 73448.
DIXIE -- Graveside rites for longtime Fox rancher and farmer Roscoe O'Dell, 84, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Dixie Cemetery with Ron Chamber, Perry, Mike and Randy O'Dell officiating.
O'Dell died March 13, 1999, in the Healdton hospital after a sudden illness. He was born Nov. 21, 1914, at Fox, and had lived in this area all his life. His parents were Dan and Dora Lee Henderson O'Dell.
In addition to being a rancher and farmer, he worked at the Fox Public School and for Carter County District 2. He was a longtime member of the Shell Street Church of Christ, Healdton.
Survivors include two sons, Perry, Liberal, Kan., and Mike, Fox; a daughter, Betty Chambers, Cabot, Ark.; a sister, Beverly Kilmer, Lawton; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Melinda Awtrey, May 17, 1984; and his wife, Irene Dunn O'Dell, on Aug. 7, 1985.
Bearers will be David and Eric Chambers, Micah Newell, Saul Lopez, Michael McElroy, Randy, Dustin and Travis O'Dell.
Reser Funeral Home will direct services.
Charles B. McCourtney
Graveside rites for Charles B. McCourtney will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rose Hill Cemetery.
McCourtney died March 13, 1999. He was born July 4, 1917.
He was a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include a son, David, Seattle, Wash.; two sisters, Evelyn and Linnie; and brother, Patrick.
Craddock Funeral Home will direct services.
VELMA -- Graveside rites for Toby Abrams, Velma, wil be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Stewart Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Henderson officiating.
Abrams died March 15, 1999, in Duncan where he was born July 1, 1935, to Edward and Lucy P. Dugger Abrams.
He married Theola Shelton May 16, 1972, in Arkansas and owned and operated T&T Trucking Co. He was a lifelong resident of the Velma area.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; daughter, Terry Temple, Paris, Texas; sons, Bobby, Purnell, Rusty, Lubbock, Texas, Ronnie and Gayland Darity, Velma; two sisters, Jessie Stewart, Velma, and Sue Ferrell, Athens, Tenn.; and six grandchildren.
Bearers will be Mike, Zach and Joe Stewart, Steve and Stacy Renner and Kevin Womack.
Services are under the direction of Milburn Funeral Home.
HUGO -- Services for Carolyn Sue Allen, 55, were Monday in Hugo under the direction of Prater-Lampton-Mills & Coffey Funeral Home.
Mrs. Allen died March 12, 1999, in Paris, Texas. She was born Feb. 29, 1944, in Brighton, Mass, to James R. and Loyce E. Thompson Hixon.
She served in the Army as a sergeant 1st class and retired after 20 years. She had lived in Hugo the past 17 years.
Survivors include her husband Pete, of the home; son, Matthew Gould, Denison, Texas; daughters, Monica and Bonnie Allen, Hugo; her mother, Loyce Hixon, Columbia, S.C.; four sisters, Sarah Parker, Hugo, Loyce England, Ardmore, Becky Broughton, Yuba City, Calif., and Tammye Wolfe, Garden Grove, Calif.; and two grandchildren.
DAVIS -- Services for Eldee McKinney, 89, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Cowley-Krien Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. John Joughin officiating. Interment will be at Green Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. McKinney died March 13, 1999, in Pauls Valley. She was born Dec. 22, 1909, at Tahlequah, to Andy and Parilee Steeley Post.
Married to Rufus McKinney Jan. 31, 1927, at Tahlequah, they lived in Pawhuska, Sperry, Fairfax and Perry before moving to Davis 30 years ago. Her husband died in 1987.
She is survived by three daughters, Juanita Sutton, Imogene McNett and Wanda Dowell, Davis; a brother, Billy Post, Oklahoma City; two sisters, Carrie Mahaney and Anne Teehee, Tahlequah; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by five sisters.
Grandchildren will serve as bearers.
Shirley D. Kilcrease
GAINESVILLE, Texas -- Services for Shirley Diane Kilcrease, 42, Thackerville, were at 11 a.m. today at Temple Baptist Church, Gainesville, with the Revs. Bob Hildebrant and John Hollis officiating. Interment was at McAlester Cemetery, Overbrook.
Mrs. Kilcrease died March 14, 1999, in the Ardmore hospital. She was born Oct. 9, 1959, at Wichita Falls, Texas.
She married Robin Kilcrease in October 1978, at Gainesville, and was a member of Thackerville Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Chad H., Thackerville; her parents, James and Polly Bell, Thackerville; brother, Danny Bell, Plano, Texas; and grandmother, Dottie Goldman, Marietta.
Bearers will be Dennis Lopez, Joe Young, Mike Cullum, Bill, Steve and Joe Bell.
Memorials may be made to Temple Baptist Church building fund, P.O. Box 640, Gainesville, TX 76240.
Lucy Troop Shoemaker
WILSON -- Services for Lucy Jane Troop Shoemaker, 96, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Darel Bunch officiating. Interment will follow at Lone Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. Shoemaker died March 15, 1999, in Ardmore. She was born Oct. 5, 1902, at Grady, Indian Territory, to Rufus F. and Sarah O. Langford Troop.
Reared in Grady, she moved with her family to Blue Ribbon in 1910, finished school, and attended business college in Oklahoma City where she worked as a secretary and was married to Charles Edward Shoemaker on Oct. 4, 1927. After moving to Wilson in 1949, she became a member of First Baptist Church, serving as secretary, teacher and working in WMU. She was also a member of Worthwhile Club and RSVP. She was preceded in death by her husband Oct. 18, 1991; and a son, Doyle, in December 1995.
Survivors include two sons, Garland, Mariett Island, Fla., and Troy, North Stonington, Conn.; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.
Bearers will be Stan Harris, Jimmy and Jim Snodgrass, Bill Shearing, Charles Lamb and Henry Fowler.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 130, Wilson, OK 73463.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Alexander Funeral Home.
G.W. 'Jerry' LaFevers
JOPLIN, Mo. -- Graveside rites for G.W. "Jerry LaFevers, 78, were Thursday in Joplin, Mo., under the direction of Parker Mortuary.
LaFevers died March 8, 1999 at his home. He was born Oct. 20, 1920, at Milburn, Okla., to Lucian and Myrtle Cothran LaFevers.
An Army veteran, he worked in highway construction and lived in Stillwater before moving to Joplin in 1960.
Survivors include his wife, Marguerite, of the home; two daughters, Lanita Youngblood, Diamond, Mo., and DeAnna Woolsey, Joplin; a sister, Faye Long, Ardmore; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Wayman S. Owens Sr.
BRYAN, Texas -- Services for Wayman Samuel Owens Sr., 58, will be at noon Wednesday at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home in Bryan, Texas. Interment wil be at Restever Memorial Park.
Owens died March 15, 1999 at his home. He was born in Stephenville, Texas.
He was a former oil field worker and member of Ratliff City First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy, of the home; a son, Wayman Jr., Ardmore; three daughters, Kay Thompson, Dayton, Texas, Patricia Seaton, Bryan, and Sandra Burns, Ratliff City; two brothers, Wayne and Lonnie, Foster; two sisters, Jean Trice, Alvarado, Texas, and Flora Britt, Ratliff City; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Margaret Flow Cohenour
Memorial services for former Ardmore resident Margaret Flow Cohenour, age 89, will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Noble Chapel at the First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Alan Farquhar will officiate.
She was the daughter of the late William Perrin Flow and Millene Thompson Flow. She was born Feb. 7, 1910, at Alpine, Texas, and died March 15, 1999 at her home in Arlington, Texas.
She was a member of Phi Beta Phi Sorority, and First Presbyterian Church of Ardmore where she was a former deaconess. She was an associate member of Westminister Presbyterian Church in Arlington, Texas. She was involved with the Greater Southwest Historical Museum in Ardmore.
Mrs. Cohenour is survived by three children, Marilyn Munday, Rockville, Va., Julian Scott "Bud" Cohenour Jr., Arlington, Susan Johnson, also of Arlington; seven grandchildren, Cynthia Blandin of Frederick, Md., Deborah Warren of Richmond, Va., Jon Scott Munday of Glen Allen, Va., Margaret Estes of Chesterfield, Va., Richard Scott Cohenour of Columbia, Tenn., Julie Cohenour of Tulsa, and Kristen Battenfield of Talala, Okla.; and nine great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Ardmore; or Westminister Presbyterian Church in Arlington.
Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home will direct services.