W.D. "Curley" Kale
Memorial services for W.D. "Curley" Kale will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Bridgeview Resort Gazebo.
Kale was born Dec. 24, 1918, in Milburn and died April 21, 1999 at his home. He is a former resident of Healdton.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy Frohlick; three brothers Jack, Kenneth and Claywood; and one sister, Ramona Slater.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Jo, of the home; three brothers, Doug, Gene Autry, Hank, Ardmore and Carrol Wayne, Lawton; and two sisters, Melba Reid, Gene Autry, and Helen Stokes, Healdton.
Frances Viola Stillwell
Services for Frances Viola Stillwell will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the Griffin-Kennedy-Watts Chapel with Les Oaker officiating. Interment will be in the Darwin Cemetery.
Mrs. Stillwell was born Jan. 29, 1926, to Jesse and Willie Smithson and died April 21, 1999, in the local hospital. She married Dewey Stillwell in October 1954 in Arizona. He preceded her in death on April 15, 1982. She lived in Antlers most of her life where she was owner and operator of a day care center before moving to Ardmore.
She is survived by two daughters, Linda Wood and Traci Wilson of Ardmore and three nephews.
Bearers will be William Graham, Carey England, Donny Hacker, Kevin Conyers, Johnnie Laird and John Mayo. Lee Vanderwork is honorary bearer.
TISHOMINGO -- Services for Irene Graham, 91, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Clark Funeral Chapel with Charles Cook officiating. Interment will be at the Tishomingo Cemetery.
Mrs. Graham was born June 6, 1907, in Tishomingo to William and Rene Elkins. She died April 21, 1999, in Tishomingo.
She graduated from Tishomingo High School and Southeastern Teacher's College in Durant. She married Frank Graham on Nov. 21, 1935, at Marietta. She taught at several schools in Oklahoma and retired after 34 years of service. She also maintained a ranch near Milburn for several years.
She was preceded in death by her husband; son Charles Russell Graham; three brothers, Louie, Tellis and Ralph and four sisters, Gertrude, Tincie, Eula, and Fay.
She is survived by a daughter, Glenna Boyles, Orange, Texas; two sisters, Letha Elkins, Tishomingo and Martha Russell, McKinney, Texas; five brothers, Newt "Bo" Elkins, Tishomingo, Alfred Elkins, Coleman, Othear Elkins, Silo, Jack Elkins, Fillmore and Haskell Elkins, New Mexico; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
MADILL -- Services for Rosalie Bean, 60, Ardmore will be 2 p.m. Monday at Watts Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with Kay Buchanan officiating. Interment will follow at Woodberry-Forest Cemetery.
Born Aug. 3, 1938, at Houston, she died April 23, 1999, at the Ardmore hospital after an extended illness. She was preceded in death by a son, Marion Lee "Bubie" Bean Jr.; one brother, Rock Edward Meredith; and one sister, Star Hanen.
Mrs. Bean was reared at Houston and Corpus Christi, Texas. She later lived in Morgan City, La., Boswell, and Monterey, La., before moving to Ardmore in 1979 where she lived the remainder of her life. She worked at the Ardmore hospital for 19 years and was a member of the Church of Christ in Monterey.
Survivors include one daughter, Amy Herndon, Gene Autry; her mother, Esther Ruth Meredith, Ardmore; one brother, Donald Meredith, Charlotte, N.C.; two grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Bearers are Jack Burns, Cory Howser, Wayde Herndon, Billy McWha, Phil Biles and Mitchel Lewis. Honorary bearers are Dale Hull, Dan Pool and Randy Lewis.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Lacy R. Brown
SULPHUR -- Services for Lacy R. Brown, 97, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Clagg Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joe Campbell officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Born Jan. 5, 1902, at Cushing to E.L. and Anna Allison Brown, he died April 24, 1999, at Ardmore.
Brown came to Sulphur as a small boy and attended Sulphur schools. He married Eula Goodall June 25, 1928, at Sulphur. Brown owned and operated Grade "A" Dairy farm. He was a Methodist.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; one daughter Joyce Kahlor, Sulphur, one son, Jerry Brown, Sulphur; one brother, Melvin Brown, Sulphur; two sisters, Losson Pritner, Olathe, Kan., and Ester Joles, Kansas City, Kan.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Joyce N. Pfeffer
WILSON -- Graveside rites for Joyce N. Pfeffer, 81, will be 10 a.m. Monday at I00F Cemetery in Norman with the Rev. Darel Bunch officiating.
Born June 22, 1917, at Maysville to William Henry and Mamie Brown Harrington, she died April 23, 1999, at her Wilson residence. She married Joseph Lawrence Pfeffer Oct. 27, 1968, at Wilson. He preceded her in death Dec. 13, 1980. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Redding, 1998; one stepson, Joseph Pfeffer; two brothers, Henry and William; and three sisters, Katherine, Nedra and Lizzie Mae.
Reared at Boswell, where she attended school, she was employed as a nurse at the Talihina Hospital, Ridge Crest Hospital, Ridge Crest, California and Griffin Memorial Hospital, Norman. She had lived at Wilson since marriage. She was employed through the Green Thumb Program at the Wilson Nutrition Center and the Wilson branch of the Chickasaw Public Library. Mrs. Pfeffer had been a member of First Baptist Church since 1968, and had worked in the church nursery for 15 years. She was a member of the RSVP and Gideon Auxiliary.
Survivors include two sons, Jim Mangrum, Paso Robles, Calif., and Jack Mangrum, Federal Way, Wash.; one stepdaughter, Mary Francis, Wilson; two sisters, Ethel Harrington, Oklahoma City, and Lois Coats, Memphis, Tenn.; seven grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Services are under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home.
Paul Alan Fitch
Services for Paul Alan Fitch were at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Born Feb. 15, 1955, at Ardmore to Charles A. and Helen Wanda Lively Fitch, he died April 20, 1999. Preceding him in death was his mother.
Survivors include his father, Charles, his brother and sister-in-law Charles and Catherine, Houston, and his brother, Mark, Oklahoma City.
Interment was under the direction of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home.
Billy Ray VanHorn
SULPHUR -- Services for Billy Ray VanHorn, 48, will be 2 p.m. Monday at Clagg Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Bill Leveridge and John Clark officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Born Feb. 4, 1951, at Sulphur to Verbel and Nettie Bell Brown VanHorn, he died April 23, 1999, at Oklahoma City.
VanHorn grew up in Sulphur and attended Sulphur schools. He was married to Barbara Byron. VanHorn was a truck driver. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Melanie Park and Monica Carter, both Sulphur, and Debbie Stoker, Summerville, Ga.; one son, Billy Joe Don VanHorn, Sulphur; two brothers, Jerry Wayne VanHorn, High Ridge, Mo., and Virgil Albert VanHorn, Moore; four sisters, Sue Driskell, Wichita, Kan., Gloria Shepard, Pearland, Texas, Linda Givens and Dora Flowers, both Moore; and six grandchildren.
Bearers are Randall Batterton, Wayne Blackburn, Ronald Rankin and Robert Mink.
Nelda Jean Austin
WILSON -- Graveside rites for Nelda Jean Austin, 60, Oklahoma City, formerly Wilson, will be 2 p.m. Monday at Reck Cemetery.
Born Nov. 5, 1938, at Maysville to James Frank and Edna Burgess Chambers, she died April 21, 1999, at Moore. She was preceded in death by a brother, Bobby Franklin Chambers Aug. 20, 1930.
Raised at Wilson, where she attended school, she married James W. Miller in 1957. She lived most of her adult life in Oklahoma City.
Survivors include one son, Curtis Miller, Tecumseh; two daughters, Lynn and Rhonda; five sisters, Ethel Langham, Gloria Cole, Pat Burks and Francis Laningham, all Oklahoma City, and Valeria Morganstern, Buffalo; two brothers, Basol Chambers and James Chambers, both Newcastle.
Bearers will be family members.
Services are under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home.
Meady Mae Vernon
WILSON -- Services for Meady Mae Vernon, 71, will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at River of Life Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Kenny McMath officiating. Interment will be in the Vernon family cemetery, Simon.
Born Dec. 10, 1927, at Simon to Con and Pearl Powell Nipp, she died April 22, 1999, at the Ardmore hospital. She was preceded in death by a sister, Dorene Nipp, 1936; and a brother, Claude Nipp, 1990.
Mrs. Vernon had lived in the Simon area all of her life. She married Melvin Vernon on May 14, 1947, at Gainesville, Texas. She owned and operated the Kiddie Korner Day Care Center at Wilson for 12 years, before retirement. She was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church of Wilson, now River of LIfe Pentecostal Holiness Church, for 31 years, She had been a Sunday School teacher for 43 years in the Pentecostal and Assembly of God faiths.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; four sons and daughters-in-law, David Vernon and Betty Jane DeFoor, Wilson, Dale and Judy Vernon, Wilson, Dennis and Kathryn Vernon, Wilson and Dean and Jeanne Vernon, Wilson; four daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Clifford King, Wilson, Debbie and James Hayes, Wilson, Danell and Danny Bray, Healdton and Denise and Jim Menke, Ardmore; seven brothers, Charles Nipp, Lyons, Neb., Clyde Nipp, Simon, Conver Nipp, Wilson, Gene Nipp, Wilson, Donald Nipp, Wilson John Nipp, Overbrook and Curtiss Nipp, Simon; seven sisters, Parlee Russell, Leon, Elnora Phillips, Ardmore, Lorene Montgomery, Marietta, Nadine Goode, Wilson, Oleta Self, Leon, Carolyn Westmoreland, Ardmore and Linda Williams, Rubottom; 26 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Bearers are David, Dale, Dennis and Dean Vernon; and two nephews, Keith Phillips and Bill Russell. Honorary bearers are grandsons and sons-in-law.
The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Kennedy Funeral Home, Marietta.
Richard Paul Phillips
SULPHUR -- Graveside rites for Richard Paul Phillips, 58, will be 2 p.m. Monday at Oaklawn Cemetery with James Hardoin officiating.
Born Oct. 9, 1940, at Coshocton, Ohio to Arthur Delbert and Grace Ellenore Jefferies Phillips, he died April 23, 1999, at an Ada hospital. He was preceded in death by one sister, Opal Jane Weak, March 13, 1996.
Phillips lived at Benton Harbor, Mich., until moving to Sulphur in 1993 where he lived the remainder of his life. He was a forklift mechanic. Phillips was a Protestant.
Survivors include one sister, Maxine Goshorn.
Services are under the direction of Cowley-Krien Funeral Home.
Joseph Henry "Joe" Smith
Services for Joseph Henry "Joe" Smith, 65, were scheduled for 3 p.m. Monday in the Provence Assembly of God Church conducted by the Rev. Buck Buchanan. Burial was in the Provence Cemetery.
Following a courageous and long battle with cancer, a wonderful husband, father and grandfather has lost his life. He died Sunday, April 25, 1999, at his residence. He was a faithful member of the Provence of God Church.
Son of the late Roy and Verna Petty Smith, he was born Jan. 16, 1934, in Ardmore and lived here all of his life. A leather craftsman, he had also worked as a tree surgeon, operating Joe's Tree Service. He and Frances Royal were married June 15, 1959, in Ardmore. He was preceded in death by a brother, the Rev. C.R. "Sonny" Smith.
Survivors include his wife, Frances of home; two sons, Joey and wife, Christy Smith and Steven Smith; a son-in-law David Dedek; four daughters, Karen and husband, J.C. Clements, Karla and husband Clifford Beard and Retha Dedek all of Dickson, Teresa and husband Joe Fine, Ardmore; eight grandchildren, Jason and Bobby Clements, Jaren and Trendon Smith, Jarrod and Jessica Smith, all of Dickson, Joe Fine, Jr. and Kristi Briscoe, Ardmore; one great-grandchild, Brittnie Briscoe, Ardmore; five sisters, Ruthie Gibson, Nettie Jones, Ardmore, Minnie Berry, Dickson, Guardey Poe, McAlester and Louise Chastain, Gene Autry.
Bearers were Johnny Poe, Glen Chastain, David Patton, Lonnie Smith, David Bumpass and Dean Davis. Honorary bearers include Wendall Goodin, James Futch, Randall Montgomery and Robert Scruggs.
Memorials may be made to Crosstimbers Hospice or the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation for Cancer.
Services were directed by Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home.
Charlie Anthoney Mathis
ELGIN, Ark. -- Services for Charlie Anthoney Mathis, 43, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the chapel of Nelson's Funeral Home.
Mathis was born March 29, 1955, in Ardmore and died April 23, 1999, as a result of an automobile accident. He was a 1974 graduate of Springer Schools. He was a heavy equipment operator for the Steve Miller Construction Co.
Mathis was preceded in death by his father, Ben C. Mathis, and a nephew, Steven Hicks.
He is survived by his daughter, Charlie Jade Mathis, Enid; his mother, Nancy Sue Peoples, Patrick; two sisters, Brenda Hicks, Patrick, and Sandra Nunnelee, St. Paul Minn.
Honorary bearers are Rick D. and Rick C. Nunnelee, Bobby Hunter, Jacob Dillow, Bill Lowery, Steve Miller, Josh Lowery and Don Mathis.
Services under the direction of Nelson's Funeral Home.