MILL CREEK -- Services for Nellie Wehner, 55, will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Mill Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Coffman officiating.
Ms. Wehner was born Sept. 21, 1942, in Johnston County to Elzie and Freeda Lambert Chapman and died May 12, 1999, in an area hospital. she graduated from Pontotoc High School and Murray State College and lived most of her life in Johnston County. She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by three daughters, Brandie Wehner of the home, Lisa Myers, Houston, and Carolyn Miller, Los Angeles; three sons, George and Matthew Wehner, of the home, and Kevin Miller, New Orleans; one sister, Carol Trimmell, Blanchard; and 12 grandchildren.
Bearers will be David Lee Poe, Leo Poe, Dean Ross, Tom Vestal, Leon Sorrels and Boyd Vestal.
Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Service.
OKMULGEE -- Services for former Ardmore resident Inez Miller, 101, will be 3 p.m. Saturday at the Southside Baptist Church with Revs. Thomas Duncan and Tim Beam officiating. Interment will be in the Okmulgee Cemetery.
Miller was born Oct. 7, 1897, in Milltown, Ala., to Virgil Jackson and Alice Henderson Howard. She was preceded in death by her husband Bob; two sons, Lovoice Miller and J.C. Miller and three daughters Everre Scott, Myrtle Miller and Tiny Kaeshamer.
She is survived by eight grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren
Bearers will be Blaine Hightower, Colin Hightower, Jimmy Sanders, Jesse Miller, Terry Miller and Robert Miller.
Services under the direction of McClendon Funeral Home.
Zuyetta L. Cox
Memorial services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday for Zuyetta L. Cox, a longtime Ardmore resident who died May 13, 1999, at an Edmond health care facility.
Dr. Virgil Trout will conduct the service at Craddock Memorial Chapel.
Mrs. Cox was born to John R. and Irene Graham on Dec. 7, 1911, at Cheoka. She and Haskell Earl Cox were married Aug. 19, 1934, in Ada. He preceded her in death on Oct. 20, 1981.
After living here, she moved to Edmond to be near a daughter. Mrs. Cox was a member of the Maxwell Avenue Church of Christ.
Her survivors include daughters June A. Mosier, Edmond, and Ruth Ann Morrison, Gainesville, Texas; a sister Ruth Minton, Enid; two granddaughters; and a great-grandson.
Arrangements are under the direction of Craddock Funeral Home.
Thelma 'Nanaw' Anderson Steel
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Services for Thelma 'Nanaw' Anderson Steel, 89, were scheduled for 1 p.m. today at the Brookwood Baptist Church. Interment was in the Ninnekah Cemetery.
Steel was born March 9, 1910, in DeQueen, Ark., to Clyde and Elizabeth Holcomb Eliiott and died May 11, 1999, at an Oklahoma City hospital. Steel was preceded in death by her husbands Everett Anderson, Oris Lemons and James Steel; two sons, Elliott Anderson and William "Bill" Anderson; one daughter, J. Joan Hackney; two sisters, Georgia Helen Elliot and Julia Book, one brother, Raymond Elliott and one grandson, Phillip Hackney.
She is survived three brothers, Brooks, Dale and Clyde Elliott; four sisters, Lucille McCarthey, Marjorie Ballard, Bessie Cummings and Vergie Bridges; one daughter-in-law; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Services under the direction of Smith-Kernke Funeral Home.
Susan ReneÚ Waterbury
Services for Susan ReneÚ Waterbury, 31, are pending with Alexander Funeral Home.
She was born Feb. 9, 1968, in Lone Grove and died May 12, 1999, in a Douglas, Wyo., hospital. She is survived by her husband Darren of the home; daughter Alisha of the home; mother and stepfather, Wanda and Cody Clemens, Holdenville; one brother, William Apala, Dallas; one sister, Regina Newman, Watonga; grandmothers Juanita Jackson, Durant and Emma Carter, Duncan.
Irene Hill Lebo
Graveside services for Irene Hill Lebo will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Lebo was born Nov. 30, 1912 in Ardmore to William 'Pete' and Pearl A. Pyeatt Hill and died May 12, 1999. She married Robert William Lebo in Lawton on Jan. 31, 1941, and later moved to Duncan, where she and her husband operated the Robert Lebo Insurance Agency. While there she actively participated in and held numerous offices in the American Legion Auxiliary, Daughters of the American Revolution, Duncan Stamp Club and Duncan Genealogical Society. She was a founding member and longtime Sunday school teacher at St. Paul's United Methodist Church.
She is survived by a son, William T. "Bill" Lebo, North Richland Hills, Texas; two sisters, Mary Lou Fisher, Ardmore and Thelma June George, Anaheim, Calif., and two granddaughters.
Services are under the direction of Craddock Funeral Home.
Jacob Angel Castillo
Services for Jacob Angel Castillo, 20, were scheduled for 2:30 p.m. today in the Harvey-Douglas Chapel with the Rev. Bill Freeman officiating. Interment will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery.
Born to E.Y. and Lillian Nunez Castillo on Nov. 27, 1978, in Cuero, Texas, Castillo died May 12, 1999, in a local hospital. He moved here in 1987 and married Sonja McCullough on Feb. 17, 1996, in Ardmore. He was a member of the New Covenant Church. He was employed by Mercy Memorial Health Center.
He is survived by his wife, of the home; son Gregory Denver Castillo and daughter Zoe Marie Castillo both of the home; his parents; brothers, Eric Castillo, Ardmore, Joey Castanon, Corpus Christi, Texas, and Esty Castillo, Ardmore; sisters, Cindy Castanon, Ardmore and Ginny Bullens, Ardmore.
Services are under the direction of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home.
RINGLING -- Services for Annie Choate, 87, will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ Gospel Tabernacle with Jimmy Morris officiating. Interment will be in Ringling Memorial Cemetery.
Born Feb. 28, 1912, to Lewis and Mary Martin in Idabel, she died May 12, 1999, in the Healdton hospital. She moved to Ringling when she was 14 and married Earnest Choate in 1928. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband on June 22, 1954, five granddaughters and a great-granddaughter.
Survivors include four daughters, Lorene Crook and Joy Tanner of Ringling, Betty Smith and Ruth Keeton of Lone Grove; two sons, Bill of John Day, Ore., and Bobby Joe Choate of Ringling; 24 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.
Bearers will be grandsons Wayne Drake, Billy Powell, Bobby Choate, Jeff Choate, Ricky Branch and Jerry Wayne Dunn.
Reser Funeral Home is in charge of services.
Lucille 'Cille' Staggs
WAPANUCKA -- Services are scheduled at 10 a.m. Saturday for Lucille "Cille" Staggs, 47, a Wapanucka resident who died Tuesday in Ada.
The Rev. Larry Schoonover will officiate for services at the Wapanucka First Baptist Church. Interment will at 3 p.m. at the Battiest Cemetery with the Rev. Larry Norris officiating.
Born Sept. 20, 1951, at DeQueen, Ark., to J.C. and Almida Wolfe Morris, Mrs. Staggs resided in Battiest and Wapanucka most of her life. She was a certified nurses aide, working in several health care facilities, including Hillcrest Center of Tishomingo.
Survivors include sons, Paul and George, Bromide; a daughter, Treba Adams, Fillmore; her mother; three brothers, Sammy, Millerton, Buddy and Vic Morris, Broken Bow; four sisters, Frances Cunningham, Swink, JoAnn Sisk, Broken Bow, Peggy Whisenhunt, Hurst, Texas, and Ethel Rushing, Tulsa; and two grandchildren.
Bearers will be Sam Joyner, Kent Patton and Larry, Robert, Delmer, David and Donnie Morris.
Clark Funeral Service, Tishomingo, is handling arrangements.
Mary Nelle Winblood
Services for Mary Nelle Winblood, 79, will be 11 a.m. Monday at First Christian church with the Rev. Douglas R. Miller officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Born Jan. 18, 1920, at Ardmore to Bert and Jessie Willingham, she died May 14, 1999, at the local hospital. She was preceded in death by three sons, Bill Jr., Jim and John, her parents and a sister, Wilda Davis.
A resident of Ardmore and Marietta all of her life, she graduated from Ardmore High School in 1938. She married William F. "Bill" Winblood March 1, 1938. Together they raised three sons, Bill, Jim and John. A faithful member of the First Christian Church, she sang in the choir for many years. Nelle was a faithful witness and disciple of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
She also gave much of her time to local civic and charitable organizations. A member of the Can-Can group in Ardmore for many years, she suffered from leukemia. She was a member of the YMCA, where she swam and socialized with friends. Nelle volunteered more than 3,200 hours of her time to Mercy Memorial Health Center Auxiliary, spending four hours on many Sunday afternoons. She actively supported Cross Timbers Hospice, Al-Anon and had participated in Ardmore Little Theater as both an actress and worker. She could always be counted on to help with any worthwhile community activity or drive.
Aside from her strong commitment to her family, church and civic activities, Mary Nelle was also a business woman. A longtime beautician and cosmetologist, she had owned her own hair salon.
Survivors include her beloved husband of 61 years, William Francis "Bill" Winblood, of the home; nine grandchildren, Billy, Bobby, Jim, Brandi, Brandon and Kae Dawn Winblood, Scott Grissom, Matt and Shane Evans; and three great-grandchildren.
Services are under the direction of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home.
Fred E. Pittman
Services for Fred E. Pittman, 74, will be 11 a.m. Monday at Craddock Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Paul Dowdy officiating. Interment will follow McMillan Cemetery.
Born March 4, 1925, at Pontotoc to George and Nona Anne Armstrong Pittman, he died May 13, 1999, at a Madill hospital. He married Tommie E. Pittman Sept. 28, 1946, at Olathe, Kan. She preceded in him death. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, one sister and a granddaughter.
A life-long resident of the area, Pittman was a truck driver most of his life. He worked for many years for Groendyke Trucking and then part time for Clowe Oil. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the United States Army. He was the recipient of a Purple Heart, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, Bronze Star and the Good conduct Medal. He was of the Pentecostal faith.
Survivors include two daughters, Phyllis Garrison, Dickson, and Patricia Peters, Honolulu, Hawaii; three sisters, Emma Petak, Mattie Patrick and Jimmy Vaile, all Ardmore; one brother, Eddie Pittman, Ardmore; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Bearers are Albert Vinson, Jerry Pittman, Roger Wilkins, Dale Wilkins, Troy Wilkins and Robert Burns.
Richard Udell Dancer
SULPHUR -- Graveside rites for Richard Udell Dancer, 79, will be 2 p.m. Monday at Oaklawn Cemetery with the Rev. Leroy Collins officiating.
Born Nov. 12, 1912, at Longview, Texas, to John and Docia Price Dancer, he died May 13, 1999, at Sulphur. His wife, Wilma Stidham Dancer, preceded in him in death in 1984. He was also preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.
Dancer attended school at Chickasha. He lived in several Oklahoma towns, and had lived in Sulphur for the last few years. A farm laborer, Dancer was a veteran of World War II. He was of the Holiness faith.
Survivors include five sons, Ronald Dancer, Topeka, Kan., Johnny Dancer, Brunswick, Mo., Michael Dancer, Springfield, Mo., Roger Dancer, Ada, and Waylon Dancer, Illinois; and six grandchildren.
Services are under the direction of Clagg Funeral Home.
Susan RenÚ Waterbury
RINGLING -- Services for Susan RenÚ Waterbury, 31, Lone Grove, will be 2 p.m. Monday at Gospel Tabernacle Church of Jesus Christ, with Jimmy Morris officiating. Interment will follow at Keller Cemetery, Wilson.
Born Feb. 9, 1968 at Woodward to C.P. "Sonny" and Wanda F. Carter Apala, she died May 12, 1999, at a Douglas, Wyo., hospital. She was preceded in by her father on Oct. 29, 1977, and a grandfather, Allen L. Carter.
Reared at Woodward, she attended school at Duncan. She married Darren Allen Waterbury Sept. 10, 1986, at Gainesville, Texas.
She had lived at Lone Grove for the past five years. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ and a Home Interior representative.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; one daughter, Alishia Waterbury, of the home; mother and stepfather, Wanda and Cody Clemens, Holdenville; one brother, Wilson Apala, Dallas; one sister, Regina Newman, Wetumka; one half-sister, Terry Smith, Ringling; grandparents, Juanita and Carl Jackson, Durant, and Emma Carter, Duncan.
Bearers are Mark Carter, Ray Hassenplug, John Smiley, Darrell Patton, Bobby Dill, Marty Taylor, Mike Carter and Larry Ross.
Services are under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home.