Fern Alene Freeman
SULPHUR -- Services for Fern Alene Freeman, 80, will be 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church with the Revs. Eddie Malphrus and Bill Leveridge officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Born July 4, 1918, at Marlow to Marcus Alford and Beulah Bell Ivey, she died May 6, 1999, at Sulphur.
Reared in the Marlow area, she attended school at Bailey and Bray. She married Fred Freeman Dec. 23, 1937, at Chickasha. Mrs. Freeman had worked as a nurse at Arbuckle Memorial Hospital. She and her husband owned and operated Freeman Livestock Auction, where she was the bookkeeper. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; one daughter, Betty Fowler, Sulphur; two sons, Gary and Jim Freeman, both Sulphur; two sisters, Ruth Hogg and June Brewer, both Sulphur; one brother, Glen Ivey, Lubbock, Texas; and seven grandchildren.
Bearers are Bear Runyan, Cale Freeman, Tim Drummond, Andy Freeman, Brooks Fowler and Scott Freeman. Honorary bearers are Retha Bizzini, Louise Thomas, Johnnie Mobly, Jo Caldwell, Frances Sells, LaVeme Nichols, JoAnn Arms and Faye Hinkle.
Memorials may be made to the Arbuckle Memorial Hospital Remodeling Fund.
Services are under the direction of Clagg Funeral Home.
RINGLING -- Services for Alfred Tucker, 84, are pending with Alexander Funeral Home.
Born June 16, 1914, at Pottsboro, Texas, to Robert and Ollie Newsome Tucker, he died May 8, 1999, at his residence.
Survivors include one sister, Myrtle Paul, Branson, Mo., and one brother, Hogan "Sonny" Tucker, Courtney.
MADILL -- Services for Eunice Oliver, 90, will be 10 a.m. Monday at Watts Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with Roy Oates officiating. Interment will follow at Kingston Cemetery.
Born Oct. 22, 1908, at Enos to Charles and Mary Ellen Duren, she died May 7, 1999, at the Madill hospital. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Leon Lacy, July 1973, and Wayne Oliver, September 1995. She was also preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters.
Reared at Enos, she lived most of her life in Marshall County. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sons, Charles Lacy, Albuquerque, N.M., Jim Lacy, Gladston, Ore., and Bill Lacy, Norwalk, Conn.; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Bearers are Gary Oliver, Doug Benson, Dick Phillips, Harry Cassell, John Carter and Sam Huffman.
Hershell Wayne Bogle
Services for Hershell Wayne Bogle, 59, were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Crinerville Cemetery.
Born Sept. 30, 1939, at Cheek, to Arnold and Minnie Richardson Bogle, he died May 7, 1999, at Denison, Texas. He was preceded in death by a brother, Ronnie Bogle.
He was a member of the Church of Christ and a Navy veteran. Bogle had been an electronics technician for Schlumberger.
Survivors include two sons, Kevin Wayne Bogle, Cleveland, and Lynn Don Bogle, Arlington, Texas; his mother, Lebanon; two sisters, Carolyn Fields, Dallas, and Diane Granthan, Orr; and three granddaughters.
Bearers are Joe Fields, Danny Martin, Zachary Fields, Cory Butler, Jared Butler and Bill McCartney.
Mary Lou Castleberry
SULPHUR -- Services for Mary Lou Castleberry, 73, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Pentecostal Holiness Church, with the Revs. Jerry George and Edward Rowls officiating. Interment will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, under the direction of Clagg Funeral Home.
Born May 30, 1925, in Wynnewood to Arthur William and Lena Barnes Hoffman, she died May 9, 1999, at Oklahoma City.
Mrs. Castleberry grew up in Wynnewood and attended Wynnewood schools before moving to the Oak Grove area in the early 1940s, then to Sulphur in 1964. She married Richard T. Castleberry on April 5, 1941, at Sulphur. He preceded her in death on March 8, 1992. She also was preceded by a brother, Arthur J. Hoffman; and sister, Lovena Rankin.
She was a homemaker and member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Patsy Hook, Mill Creek, and Rita Rackley, Sulphur; two sons, Rick Castleberry, Mill Creek, and Steve Castleberry, Sulphur; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
DAVIS -- Graveside services for June Latham, 72, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Green Hill Cemetery, with the Rev. Finis Steelman officiating.
Ms. Latham died May 9, 1999, at Pauls Valley. She was born Feb. 3, 1927, in Graham, to Ted and Maud Smith Lathum and lived in Davis most of her life.
She is survived by two daughters, Bobbie Brumley, Woodward, and Gay McHenry, Moore; two sons, Butch Coppenbarger, Midwest City, and Gerald Coppenbarger, Davis; two sisters, Alma Morgan and Linda Schultz, both of Davis; two brothers, Harold Lathum, Lone Grove, and Buster Lathum, Ardmore; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Doodle McKee; and a granddaughter.
Services are under the direction of Fox Funeral Home in Davis.
RINGLING -- Services for Alfred Tucker, 84, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Gospel Tabernacle Church of Jesus Christ with Jimmy Morris officiating. Interment will follow in Ringling Memorial Cemetery.
Tucker was born June 16, 1914, to Robert Lee and Ollie Bell Newsome Tucker at Pottsboro, Texas. He died May 8, 1999, at his home in Ringling.
Tucker moved to Petersburg in 1919. He lived at Courtney, where he farmed and ranched before moving to Ringling 25 years ago. He was preceded in death by a brother, Thurman "Dutch" Tucker, on Sept. 22, 1974; and two sisters, Eunice Bishop, on Feb. 2, 1999, and Quentellia Duncan, in 1931.
He is survived by one sister, Myrtle Paul, Blue Eye, Mo.; and one brother, Hogan "Sonny" Tucker, Courtney.
Bearers will be Justin Miller, Bill, Ricky and Brent Smith, Paul and Westley Riley.
Services are under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home.
Margaret Mae Ward
KINGSTON -- Services for Margaret Mae Ward, 85, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Watts Funeral Home Chapel with Troy Capps officiating. Interment will follow in Shay Cemetery.
Mrs. Ward was born Oct. 5, 1913, at Powell to William Arthur and Maude Mae Thompson Stevens. She died May 7, 1999, in a Kingston health care facility, following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Ward married Riley Dalton Fly on Sept. 10, 1932, and lived in Madill until 1949. Fly died Jan. 3, 1972. She later married Samuel Lee Ward on Nov. 12, 1977, at Boise City. They moved to Enos in 1978.
Mr. Ward died Feb. 8, 1998 in Madill. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Billy Harold Fly, on July 4, 1964, and Gerald Don Fly, on June 7, 1978; and four grandchildren. She was a member of Enos Baptist Church.
Survivors include five daughters, La Verda Richardson, Boise City, Corrine Philley and Jan Fly, both Kingston, Holly Fly, Logan, N.M., and June Walters, Canute; two sons, Jack Fly, North Bend, Wash., and Roger Fly, Pampa, Texas; two brothers, Sidney Stevens, Tecumseh, and Henry Stevens, Kingston; two sisters, Dovie Norton, Strathmore, Calif., and Lucille Forguson, Madill; five half-sisters, Ollie Wilcox, JoAnn Roach, Shirley Whitehead, Loretta Stevens and Hallie Keahey; one half-brother, Junior Stevens; 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Bearers are Cotton and Ray Armstrong, Donnie Lehr, Dean Wise, Martin Arnold, Skeeze Macon and James Livingston.
Vergie E. Smith
WILSON -- Funeral services for Vergie E. Smith, 96, will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Kay Buchanan will officiate, with interment following in Hillcrest Cemetery.
Born Dec. 4, 1902, at Mt. Ida, Ark., to Lee L. and Leona C. Phillips Gordon, she died May 8, 1999, at Ardmore.
Mrs. Smith moved by wagon with her family to Broken Bow at the age of 8, where she grew up and attended school. She was married to Frank M. Smith Sr. in 1920 at Broken Bow. They moved to Dillard shortly after their marriage, as he worked in the oil fields, and they moved to Wilson after his retirement.
She was a longtime member of the Wilson First United Methodist Church and the Wilson Nutrition Center. She was preceded in death by her husband on Feb. 22, 1970; a son, F.M. Smith Jr., on Aug. 6, 1994; and a grandson, in 1956.
Survivors include four daughters, Hazel Gilstrap, Dickson, Fran Bachman, Moore, Barbara Williams, Albuquerque, N.M., and Dean Williams, Wilson; two sisters, Verba Huffsteller, Hot Springs, Ark., and Juanita Adkins, Broken Arrow; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Bearers will be Monty Bachman, Don and Trey Smith, Mark Gilstrap, Joe Meyer, Freddie Williams, Dick and Ross Couch.
Services are under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home, Wilson.
Francis Faye Ward
MADILL -- Services for Francis Faye Ward, 80, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Hilltop Baptist Church with Roger Braziel and Gary Dempsey officiating. Interment will be in the Rocky Point Cemetery.
Ward was born Feb. 15, 1919, in Powell to Thomas William and Josie Harrell Southerland and died May 8, 1999, following a sudden illness.
She was reared in Powell and moved to Burkburnett, Texas, in 1952. She married Sam Ward who preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 1986. She returned to Marshall County in 1997.
Also preceding her in death were one daughter, Brenda Schaller; brothers, Samuel L. and Marvin W. Southerland; sisters Laurie Gray, Carrie Hampton, Nettie Green, Minnie Davis, Elizabeth Redding and Opal May Southerland.
She is survived by two sons, Ronnie Ward, Oklahoma City and Malon Ward, Kingston; two daughters Linda Evans, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Phyllis Lewis, Madill; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Bearers will be Donald Williams, Donald Williams, Jr., Jacob and Danton Ward, Eugene Green and Michael Evans.
Services are under the direction of Watts Funeral Home.
DAVIS -- Graveside services for June Latham, 72, will be 2 p.m. today in the Green Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Finis Steelman officiating.
Latham was born Feb. 3, 1927, in Graham to Ted and Maud Smith and died May 9, 1999, in Pauls Valley. She was preceded in death by one sister, Doodle McKee, and one granddaughter, Rhonda Sander.
She is survived by two daughters, Bobbie Brumley, Woodward and Gay McHenry, Moore; two sons, Butch Coppenbarger, Midwest City and Gerald Coppenbarger, Davis; two sisters, Alma Morgan and Linda Schultz, Davis; two brothers, Harold Lathum, Lone Grove and Buster Lathum, Ardmore; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services under the direction of Fox Funeral Home.
Zula Lucille Huff
MADILL -- Graveside services for Zula Lucille Huff, 82, will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Woodberry-Forest Cemetery with Lyndol Adams officiating.
Huff was born Nov. 22, 1916, in Dye Mound, Texas, to Charlie Allen and Mattie Clara Young Williamson. She moved to Love's Valley in 1919 and then to Marshall County in 1930. She was a graduate of Madill High School. She married Arrie E. Huff on July 1, 1935 in Ardmore. He preceded her in death on July 16, 1962. She was a retired grocery clerk.
She is survived by one brother, Batson Williams, Arlington, Texas; two sisters Gladys Irene Navarette, Sherwood Shores, Texas, and Charlene Dickerson, Willis, and many nieces and nephews.
CONNERVILLE -- Services for Lillian Benson, 57, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Temple of God Church with the Rev. Charlie Carter officiating. Interment will be in the Ravia City Cemetery.
Benson was born Sept. 6, 1941, in Houston. to Roy and Macy Bryer Baker and died May 9, 1999, in Tishomingo. She married Bill Benson March 3, 1956, in Richland, Texas. She was preceded in death by her father, Roy Baker; two sisters, Blanch Baker and Tillie Baker.
She is survived by her husband of the home; mother, Macy Baker, Texarkana, Ark.; two sons, Homer Benson, Connerville, and Bobby Benson, Milburn; one daughter, Billy Louise Mitchell, Geary; three brothers, Ernest Baker, Leroy Baker and Issac Baker, Texarkana, Ark. and four grandchildren.
Services are under the direction of Corbin Funeral Home.