Iley E. Oxford
Graveside rites for Iley Erwin Oxford, 91, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hillcrest Memorial Park with the Rev. Donny Custar officiating.
Mr. Oxford died June 20, 1999, in Davis.
Born Aug. 23, 1907, at Hewitt, Indian Territory, to James and Mollie Oxford, pioneer residents, he moved to Ardmore as an infant and lived here all his life.
He married Mary Ethridge in Ardmore, Sept. 27, 1928. The couple had been married 70 years when Mary preceded him in death Dec. 13, 1998.
He had been an Ardmore businessman for many years operating Oxford Service Station and Garage. After retiring from the station, he and his late son, James, established Val-Qua Manufacturing Co. He served as president until retiring in 1976. A former Ardmore City Commissioner, he served nine years on the council. He was a lifelong member of Emmanuel Baptist Church where he served on the Board of Trustees, the Building and Financial Committee and was a member of the Men's Bible Class. He was a charter member of AARP. An avid fisherman, he was a member of the Dirty Dozen fishing club and worked on several committees promoting better fishing conditions in Southern Oklahoma.
A loving husband, father and grandfather, he was loved by all.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Don and Sandra Oxford, Davis; two grandsons, Mike and Brent Oxford; five granddaughters, Tracy Drennan, Carol Edwards, Lyndi McCulloch, Donna Williams and Diane Long; eight great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by a son, James Oxford in 1964; and daughter, Nelda Long in 1997.
Memorials may be made to the Building Fund at Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home will direct services.
Lorene Kimberlin Whitmore
HEALDTON -- Services for Lorene Kimberlin Whitmore, 78, are pending from Reser Funeral Home. Mrs. Whitmore died June 17, 1999, in Minneapolis.
She is survived by her husband, Gerald, of the home; a daughter, Tammy Hanson, Minneapolis; two sisters, Lois Freeman, Healdton, and Lucille Holder, Wilson; a brother, Bobby Kimberlin, Plano, Texas; and a grandson.
Edith M. Williams
SULPHUR-- Funeral services for Edith Mozell Williams, 75, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, 1999, at First FreeWill Baptist Church with the Rev. Willard McCartney Jr. and Bailey Durington officiating. Interment will be at Drake Cemetery under the direction of Clagg Funeral Home.
Mrs. Williams was born Tuesday, Sept. 18, 1923, at Ravia, to Harold Virgil and Marie Etta Anderhub Cogdill. She died June 20, 1999, in Sulphur.
She grew up in the Troy area and graduated from Troy High School in 1941. She married Wallace J. Williams June 5, 1943, at Tishomingo. He preceded her in death March 29, 1991. She had lived in Sulphur with her husband and family for 56 years.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Ramona and Ron McCall, Sulphur, Janet and Garry Gray, Ada, Sharron and Jim Reich, Norman, Melinda McCracken, Sulphur, and John Hicks, Davis; sons and daughters-in-law, Harold and Judy Williams, Sulphur, Kevin and Heather Williams, Purcell; 19 grandchildren, David and Patti McCall, Christi McCall, Kendrick Phelps, Jason Sudderth, Aaron Sudderth, Amy Caldwell, Breanna and Jeremy Woodward, Danny Henderson, Jim Reich Jr., Mandy Vinson, Edie McCracken, Wally McCracken, Kim Hicks, Alan Williams, Bruce Williams, Justin Scoggins and Darin Scoggins; five great-grandchildren, Rusty and Cannon McCall, Madison Woodward, Dalton Woodward and Zakery Ham. She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Anita Parks in December 1994; and two sisters, Pauline and Alene.
Bearers will be Ray Trent, Derrell Payne, Kenny Malloy, Greg Williams, Clay Williams and Bill Watterson.
Thomas J. 'Bud' Coffman
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Services for Thomas Jackson "Bud" Coffman, 79, Wilson, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Rix Funeral Home in Lubbock with the Rev. Gary Gunsolus officiating. Interment will be at Peaceful Gardens in Cooper, Texas.
Coffman died June 20, 1999, in Ardmore. He was born May 12, 1920, in Hardy, Texas, to Thomas W. and Ida Lamb Coffman.
Reared in Woodrow, Texas, he and the former Anna Mae Overby were married Jan. 12, 1940, at Lubbock, Texas. He served with the Army during World War II, worked in Lubbock as a millwright for Co-Op Plains Mill and Brown and McKee, moved to Shady Point, Okla., then to Van Buren, Ark., where he retired from Farmland. They moved to Wilson in 1985. He was a member of Lone Grove Assembly of God Church. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Addie Wooten and Orgie Smith.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two daughters, Mary Bowie, Slaton, Texas, and Joyce Rodriquez, Waxahachie, Texas; a son, Tom, Humble, Texas; a brother, Rev. James Coffman, St. Joseph, Mich.; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Grandsons will serve as bearers.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rix Funeral Home. Alexander Funeral Home, Wilson, was in charge of local arrangements.
Martha A. 'Lois' Rogers
BOMAR POINT -- Graveside rites for Martha Alois "Lois" Rogers, 87, will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Bomar Point Cemetery with Roy Hannah officiating.
Mrs. Rogers died June 20, 1999, in Healdton. She was born Aug. 20, 1911, in Clay County, Texas, to Thomas D. and Susie L. Stubblefield Davis.
Reared in Lone Grove, she attended school at Zaneis and married Aubrey Rogers Dec. 6, 1930, at Wilson. She was a member of Ash Street Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband, Aug. 20, 1998; five brothers, John, Thomas, Robert and Jim Davis and Carl Keeling; and a sister, Lizzie Battles.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary F. Curran, Healdton; a son, Aubrey G., Denton, Texas; a sister, Leoma Davis, Ardmore; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Bearers will be grandsons, Ronnie Rogers, Steve Young, Bobby and Jim Tadlock, Tom and Steven Curran.
Alexander Funeral Home will direct services.
DUNCAN -- Services for former area resident Rex Watson, 75, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Eastside Church of Christ in Duncan. Interment will follow at Duncan Cemetery.
Watson died June 19, 1999. He was born June 6, 1924, at Boswell, to John and Annie Watson.
He was reared in Wilson and Lone Grove and served in the Navy during World War II. He was employed by Halliburton 32 years before he retired in 1979.
He and Mary Elizabeth Johnson were married April 30, 1948, at Wilson. He was preceded in death by two brothers and five sisters.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, Rick, Searcy, Ark.; daughter, Donna McIntosh, Tulsa; and four grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at 7 tonight at Grantham Funeral Home.
Thomas J. Coffman
WILSON -- Services for Thomas Jackson Coffman, 79, are pending from Alexander Funeral Home. He died June 20, 1999, in the Ardmore hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Anna Mae, of the home; two daughters, Mary Ann Bowie, Slanton, Texas, and Joyce Rodriquez, Waxahachie, Texas; a son, Tom, Humble, Texas; a brother, the Rev. James Coffman, St. Joseph, Mich.; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening at the funeral home.
BURNEYVILLE -- Services for Jim Moore, 66, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Falconhead Chapel at Burneyville with the Rev. Jerry Cassell officiating. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Ardmore.
Moore was born March 11, 1933, at Coaldale, Ark., to the Rev. Leslie and Ida Moore. He died June 21, 1999, in the Marietta hospital.
He married Diana Ormbsy Oct. 26, 1951, in Ardmore, and had lived in Burneyville the past 12 years, moving here from Kansas City, Mo. He was retired from airlines management.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two daughters, Cynthia Wilson, Atlanta, Ga., and Susan Cassell, Denver; two brothers, Harvey, Garfield, Ark., and Lovell "Joe," Guthrie; two sisters, Rose Ostrom, Phoenix, Ariz., and Ellen Eaton, Burneyville; and three grandchildren.
Bearers will be Mike and Dustin Moore, Eric Dabney, Dennis Neill, Brad Eaton and Alan Burris.
Griffin-Kennedy-Watts Funeral Home, Ardmore, will direct services.
William R. 'Ray' King
SULPHUR -- Services for William R. "Ray" King, 68, are pending from Clagg Funeral Home. He died June 22, 1999, in Sulphur.
Lloyd F. Lewis
ANTLERS -- Graveside rites for Lloyd Fredrick Lewis, 89, were at 10 a.m. today at Antlers City Cemetery with the Rev. Andy Reed officiating.
Lewis died June 21, 1999, at the veterans center in Ardmore. He was born Oct. 18, 1909, at Nashoba.
A retired police officer, he had lived in Antlers 15 years before moving to Mannsville eight years ago. He was member of Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, American Legion and Peace Officers Consistory. His faith was Assembly of God.
He is survived by his wife, Letha, Mannsville; two daughters, Kay Trager, Mannsville, and Meredith Meador, Oklahoma City; a sister, Daisy Ballard, Hugo; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Mills & Coffey Funeral Home directed services.
Jerry G. Bridges
Graveside rites for Jerry Gene Bridges, 68, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Arlen Fowler officiating.
Bridges died June 22, 1999 at his residence. He was born Aug. 7, 1930, in Ardmore, to A.C. Franklin and Geneva J. Heron Bridges.
He graduated from Ardmore High School and Oklahoma State University and was a training and safety coordinator for Conoco Oil Co. until his retirement. He started the Conoco Ex-Cons and was a member of First United Methodist Church.
He is survived by three cousins, among them Bebe Bridges and Judy Cox, both of Ardmore, and Fritzi Lewis, Odessa, Texas.
Memorials may be made to Oak Hall Episcopal School.
Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home will direct services.
Audie M. Moreland
SULPHUR -- Services for Audie Mae Moreland, 85, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Clagg Funeral Home chapel with Dr. Vernon Lawrence officiating. Interment will be at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Moreland died here June 22, 1999. She was born Feb. 17, 1914, at Oil Creek, to Charles F. and Mattie A. Underwood Bond.
She was reared in the Hickory area and had lived in the Sulphur area the remainder of her life. She was a homemaker and member of Sulphur United Methodist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Sheppard, Sulphur, and Mollie Lehman, Oklahoma City; a sister, Elizabeth Spivey, Dallas; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
William R. King
SULPHUR -- Graveside rites for William Randall King, 68, will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Oaklawn Cemetery with the Rev. James Swain officiating.
King died here June 22, 1999, at the veterans center. He was born Aug. 17, 1930, at Wichita Falls, Texas.
He served with the military in Korea and had lived in Oklahoma since 1962. He was a retired accountant and owned a catering service in Norman. He moved to Sulphur in 1990 from Oklahoma City. He was preceded in death by his wife and children.
No family members survive.
Clagg Funeral Home will direct services.
David J. Berry
RINGLING -- Services for David Joseph Berry, 47, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Community Fellowship Outreach Center -- Assembly of God with the Rev. Jack Barron officiating. Interment will be at Ringling Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home.
Berry died June 21, 1999, in Ardmore. He was born Oct. 31, 1951, at Michigan City, Ind., to Deliwood and Glenda Bradford Berry.
Reared in Michigan City, he came to Ringling in 1979 and married Sheryl Lynn Ragle in 1986, at Ardmore. He had lived in Cornish since that time and was employed by Emmitt Morris Welding, Ringling, and Shores Energy of Wilson.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; five daughters, Angela and Vanessa Buildhauser, Michigan City, Elizabeth Buildhauser, Dundee, Ill., April Wright, Effingham, Ill., and Ashley Berry, of the home; four sons, David Jr., Hawaii, Daniel and Damon, Michigan City; and Chad, of the home; his mother, Glenda Berry, Wilson; grandmother, Gladys Leslie, Piggott, Ark.; two sisters, Sharon Thompson, Wanatah, Ind., and Jemila Harrison, Nashville, Tenn.; three brothers, Joe and Mike, Ringling, and Siad, Laporte, Ind.; and 12 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Dave Berry, Nov. 27, 1987.
Bearers will be Emmitt, Micky, Mat and Mark Morris. Honorary bearers are Rick Austin, John Thompson, Pat and Jason Harrison, Adam and Michael Duke, Nolan McMillian, Justin, Andy, Siad, Sam and Sherman Berry.