Juanita Gale Stevens
MARIETTA -- Graveside rites for Juanita Gale Stevens, 75, Burneyville, will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lakeview Cemetery.
Born June 9, 1923, at Valley View, Texas, to Richard and Ethel Hudspeth Gale, she died May 27, 1999, at a Marietta hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herschell Stevens in 1987; and two brothers, J.D. Gale, 1980, and Richard ³Dude² Gale, 1999.
Mrs. Stevens lived in Love County most of her life. She was a retired apartment manager and was of the Baptist faith. She served in the United States Marine Corps and was a veteran of World War II. Mrs. Stevens was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, where she served as vice president.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Barry Backlund, Hemet, Calif.; one half-brother, George Parker, Sulphur; one stepsister, Ruby Stevens, Marietta; one half-sister, Marie McCool, Madera, Calif.; one grandson, Ian Backlund; one granddaughter, Courtney Backlund; and long-time friend, David Simon.
Honorary bearers are the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 Monday night at the funeral home.
Services are under the direction of Kennedy Funeral Home.
MARIETTA -- Memorial services for M.D., Hale, 77, will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bob Brown officiating.
Born March 12, 1922, at Old Allison in Bryan County to Orbin C. and Gussie Taylor Hale, he died May 27, 1999, at a Marietta hospital.
Hale had lived at Marietta since 1974. He married Ima Ruth Cupp July 30, 1946, at Carlsbad, N.M. Hale served in the United States Army and was a veteran of World War II. He was a supervisor with the Farmers Home Administration until his retirement in 1976. Later he started M.D. Hale Real Estate from which he retired after 22 years. Hale was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a former Mason.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Patti Hale, Tahlequah, and Rodney and Jan Hale, Hollis; two daughters and son-in-law, Teresa Ann Simmons, Oklahoma City, and Katrena Jan and Tim McCollum, Morgan Hill, Calif.; two brothers, J.C. Hale and Jimmy Hale, both Grand Prairie, Texas; seven sisters, Loretta Cook, Grand Prairie, Reba Mangum, DeSoto, Texas, Ketha Dokupil, Seattle, Wash., Mildred Hastings, Grand Prairie, Trula Pennington, Hawkins, Texas, Bobbi VanName, Bedford, Texas and Nadine Calhoun, Mesquite, Texas; seven grandchildren, Jason Simmons, Bradenton, Fla., Amie Ann Simmons, Oklahoma City, David Hale, Tulsa, Bradley Hale, Tahlequah, Brett Hale, Hollis, Jacob McCollum, Morgan Hill, and Chelsea McCollum, Morgan Hill; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Services are under the direction of Kennedy Funeral Home.
Clifton G. Henderson
MADILL -- Services for Clifton George Henderson, 77, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Watts Memorial Chapel with Boyce Moon officiating. Interment will be at Oakland Cemetery.
Henderson died May 30, 1999, in an Ardmore health care facility after several years of failing health. He was born Feb. 24, 1922, at Milo, Ark.
Married to Verl Marie Bishop March 20, 1972, at Austin, Texas, he lived in Austin and Hamburg, Ark., before moving to Madill in 1993. He was an Army veteran of World War II and retired heavy equipment operator. He was a member of Oakview Baptist Church and VFW.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, J.C., Bastrop, La., and Sammy, Crossett, Ark.; a daughter, Sarah Morehead, Ardmore; stepsons, Jack Welch, Ardmore, George Bishop, Lyons, Colo., John and William Bishop, Austin, Texas; stepdaughters, Jill Pollock, Burnett, Texas, and Barbara Bounds, Austin; sisters, Lillian Hagood, Crossett, Ark., and Jimmy Lou Johnson, Hamburg, Ark.; a brother, Loyd Henderson, Ft. Myers, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons, Charles and Carroll.
Maurine Hauser West
Graveside rites for Maurine Hauser West will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. John Hatfield officiating.
Mrs. West died May 29, 1999, in a local health care facility. She was born Feb. 18, 1914, at Direct, Texas, to Tom and Ola K. Harvey Hauser.
A resident of this area most of her life, she married Walter ³Shug² West Dec. 12, 1933, in Springer, and was a member of Dickson First Baptist Church. She and her husband operated Shug West Grocery Store for many years.
Survivors include two sons, George, Ardmore, and Mike, Fort Worth, Texas; a daughter, Beverly Harrison, Chattanooga, Tenn.; three sisters, Mrs. Ira Vickers, Dallas, Mrs. Jimmy Johnson, Houston; and Mrs. Floyd Stovall, Tucson, Ariz.; a brother, Wayne Hauser, Mannsville; several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 8:30 tonight at the home of Mrs. West. Memorials may be made to Cross Timbers Hospice.
Craddock Funeral Home will direct services.
MADILL -- Graveside rites for Ernest Lamar, 88, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hainline Cemetery with Cora Wagoner officiating.
Lamar died May 28, 1999, in a local health care facility. He was born Oct. 27, 1910, at Old Woodville.
He lived in Dallas before moving to this area in 1974 and was a former plant supervisor for Shamrock Oil and Gas Co. He was a Mason and member of Pentecostal Holiness Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alma Lee Robertson. They were married in 1925 at Durant.
He is survived by a daughter, Mary L. Green, Mannsville; nine grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Watts Funeral Home will direct services.
Joe F. Williams
ODESSA, Texas -- Services for Joe F. Williams, 73, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Wilson Funeral Home chapel in Odessa. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Williams died May 30, 1999, in the Odessa hospital. He was born Sept. 17, 1925, at Reck, Okla.
He had lived in Odessa since 1964 and retired from Delta Drilling Co. in 1987. He was a Mason.
Survivors include his wife, the former Lee Burney, of the home; three sons, Bobby and Mike Williams, Wilson, and Don Burney, Odessa; five daughters, Joyce Bittinger, Brenda Stillwell, Debbie Temple, Tonia Hall and Cindy Connally, all of Odessa; a brother, Earl, Marietta; 20 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
THACKERVILLE -- Graveside rites for C.B. Patterson, 75, were at 9:30 a.m. today at Mount Zion Cemetery with Murray McMurray officiating.
Patterson died May 30, 1999, at the Oklahoma Veterans Center, Ardmore.
He was born April 16, 1924, at Hollis, to Herbert E. and Ella R. Rash Patterson.
During World War II, he served in the Marine Corps and the Army and was a member of Gainesville VFW. He was a retired oil field worker and had lived in Love County seven years before living in Ardmore.
Survivors include a brother, Elmer, Amarillo, Texas; and sister, Rosie Hopson, Brownfield, Texas.
Kennedy Funeral Home directed services.
William W. 'Bill' Hinkley
MARIETTA -- Services for William Wayne ³Bill² Hinkley, 31, are pending from Kennedy Funeral Home. He died June 1, 1999, at Marietta following an auto accident.
He is survived by his wife, Kris, of the home; a son, Tague, Thackerville; two daughters, Kendra, Thackerville, and Ember ³Spuddie,² of the home; his mother, Helen Lake, Marietta; stepfather, Maze Parson Jr., Thackerville; and two brothers, James, Sherman, Texas, and Jesse, Connecticut.
Services for Leroy Springsteen, 56, are pending from Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home. He died May 31, 1999, in an Oklahoma City hospital.
Kenneth Dan Ward
LONE GROVE -- Services for Kenneth Dan Ward, 62, will be 2 p.m. today, June 1, 1999, at Faith Heritage Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Leo Potts and Brother Charles Tenison officiating. Interment will follow at Lone Grove Cemetery under the direction of Griffin-Kennedy-Watts Funeral Home.
Born Dec. 11, 1936, at Ringling, to Vernon Willis and Frances Martin Ward, he died May 28, 1999, at his residence.
Ward worked in construction and owned Catfish Corrals. He served in the Korean War. He married Debbie Thomas April 20, 1994, at Gainesville, Texas.
He was preceded in death by two daughters, Joy Denise and Danette Marie Ward; a brother, Forest Vernon Ward; and sister, Octavia Wright.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; one son, Kenneth Dan Ward Jr., Columbia, S.C.; two children of the home, Scotty and Amy; one brother, Max Ward, Ridgecrest, Calif.; five sisters, Wanda Turner, Vida Porter, Betty Baker, all Ringling, Dorothy Cullins, Ardmore, and Otreasa Bigelow, Sacramento, Calif.; sister-in-law, Deanna Stacey and her husband, Tony; brother-in-law, Bruce Thomas and his wife, Shell; three special nieces, Tiffany, Ally and Letha Gayle; one special nephew, Randy; and one grandson, Kenneth Daniel Ward; as well as other nieces, great-nieces and nephews.
Bearers are Randy Copeland, Bruce Thomas, Bill Daugherty, Frank Wyatt, Monty Jones and John Pruitt. Honorary bearers are all of Beetle Plastics, Luther Jones, Melvin Grover and Scotty Willingham.
Special thanks to Dr. Nedley and staff and all of the two east nurses and Cross Timbers Hospice.
Celebration of the life of Gilbert Kenney Holloway Jr., 59, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Philip's Episcopal Church with the Rev. Ernest Maddon officiating. Interment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Ken was born Oct. 9, 1939, at Winfield, Kan. He died May 31, 1999, from injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident.
He married the former Ann Tracy on June 1, 1960, at Hackney, Kan., and moved to Ardmore in 1969 from Blackwell. Ken was the owner-operator of Frontier Tank, Inc. and was a member of St. Philip's Episcopal Church.
He is survived by his wife, Ann, of the home; daughters, Tracy Ann, and her husband, Bill Severs, Jennifer Lynn Campbell, and Kenna Robyn, and her husband, Carl Owens of Ardmore; parents, Gilbert Kenney and Irene Holloway Sr., Woody Creek, Colo.; brothers, Jimmy Holloway of Arkansas City, Kan., Charles Holloway of Carbondale, Colo., Roy and David Holloway of Aspen, Colo., and Bobby Holloway of Rapid City, S.D.; sisters, Louise Smith of Basalt, Colo., and Charlotte Anderson of Chippley, Fla.; grandchildren, Garrett Wayne and Carlie Lyn Campbell, April Ann and Ashley Dawn Severs, and Heath Bradley Owens.
Bearers will be Elmer Hoyle, Ron Mashore, Harry Coleman, James Clark, Eldon Eastman and Rick Roberts. Honorary bearers are all employees of Frontier Tank, Inc.
Memorials may be made to the H.L. Snyder Memorial Research Foundation, 1407 Wheat Rd., P.O. Box 745, Winfield, KS 67156.
A vigil with family and friends will be at 7 p.m. this evening at Griffin-Kennedy-Watts Funeral Home.
Wanda L. Frabbiele
SULPHUR -- Graveside rites for Wanda Louise Frabbiele, 69, Las Vegas, Nev., will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Oaklawn Cemetery with the Rev. Johnny Beckman officiating.
Mrs. Frabbiele died June 1, 1999, in Las Vegas. She was born May 9, 1930, at Schulter, to William H. and Georgia Murphy Brown.
Reared in this area, she moved to Oklahoma City and worked as a bookkeeper before moving to Las Vegas 40 years ago. She was the widow of Vincent Frabbiele.
Survivors include three daughters, Donna Lucas, Davis, Lisa Harris and Kimberly Rivera, Las Vegas; her mother, Georgia Diamond; and sister, Inez Green, also Davis; and six grandchildren.
Clagg Funeral Home will direct services.
Linley D. 'L.D.' Elkins
GRAHAM -- Services for Linley Don ³L.D.² Elkins will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Graham Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Hershel Baker officiating. Interment will be at Hewitt Cemetery under the direction of Milburn Funeral Home.
Elkins died June 2, 1999, in Graham. He was born Dec. 24, 1929, at Terral, to Joe and Myrtle Pulis Elkins.
He was a retired oil field worker and Army veteran. He and Rita Carter were married July 28, 1975.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; three daughters, Renee West, Oklahoma City, Tamara Gustus, Duncan, and Jody Harris, Saginaw, Texas; two sons, Joe Elkins, Burns Flat, and Mark Perkins, Graham; two sisters, Lavada Tamborra, Connecticut, and Aleine Harris, Madera, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Randy Perkins.
Bearers will be M.W. Pierce, Bryan Rozzell, Lloyd Brown, Hamp Downey, Joe Case and Coy Langley.
Memorials may be made to Cross Timbers Hospice.