Joe Kenneth Smith
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Services for Joe Kenneth Smith, 58, will be 4 p.m. Tuesday at Ford Memorial Chapel of First Baptist Church with Dr. D.L. Lowrie and the Rev. John Ballard officiating. Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery.
Born Aug. 11, 1940, at Ardmore to Woodrow and Vernon Stanford Smith, he died July 2, 1999, at his residence.
A 1958 graduate of Ardmore High School, Smith graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 1964 with a bachelor's degree in business administration. He married Coleen Roberts on April 9, 1966, at Tulsa. Smith worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company from 1964 until 1979. He was then the owner and operator of Southwest Foodservice Company. He was past president of the Lubbock Lions Club, Lubbock Hotel-Motel Association and the Texas Boys Ranch. He served on the Lubbock Visitors and Convention Bureau Board. A member of First Baptist Church, Smith taught Sunday School and was a department director, greeter and usher. He served in the United States Army Reserve Military Police from 1960-1966.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two daughters, Rebecca R. Ehlers, Brownwood, Texas, and Jennifer A. Smith, Lubbock; one sister, Kathryn L. Stockdale, Denton, Texas; and two grandchildren.
Services are under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.
Loy B. Kidwell
SULPHUR -- Graveside rites for Loy B. Kidwell, 87, Houston, will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Oaklawn Cemetery with the Rev. Brad Ransom officiating.
Born Nov. 21, 1911, at Allen to Joe and Lidia Harley Kidwell, he died June 29, 1999, at Houston. He married Lucille Goodman in 1946 at Allen. She preceded him in death May 10, 1993. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, J.C. and Dennis; and one sister, Joyce Dooley.
Kidwell grew up in Allen and graduated from Allen High School. He moved to Houston in the late 1940s. He retired after 37 years of service as fire inspector for the City of Houston. He was a World War II veteran. Kidwell had been a member of the First Baptist Church of Allen, and had served as Sunday School superintendent.
Survivors include one brother, Leon, Allen.
Services are under the direction of Clagg Funeral Home.
Annie Lou McDonald
MILL CREEK -- Services for Annie Lou McDonald, 90, will be 2 p.m. Monday at Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Jerry George and Artie Quinton officiating. Interment will follow at Mill Creek Cemetery.
Born July 26, 1908, at Mill Creek to T. N. and Olivia Mae Merryman Quinton, she died July 2, 1999, at Sulphur. She married James Otto McDonald on Dec. 3, 1921, at Sulphur. He preceded her in death Dec. 30, 1984.
Mrs. McDonald had lived in the Mill Creek area all of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Survivors include six sons, Kenneth M., Streetman, Texas, J. T. and Gary N., both Mill Creek, Harold D., Azle, Texas, James R., Grand Prairie, Texas, and Leon, Roff; 18 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren.
Services are under the direction of Clagg Funeral Home.
Lloyd L. Whitted
HEALDTON -- Services for Lloyd L. Whitted, 67, are pending with Reser Funeral Home.
Whitted died July 3, 1999, at the Ardmore hospital.
Survivors include three brothers, Wayland, Roanoke, Texas, Garland, Flower Mound, Texas and Bob, Wichita Falls, Texas; and one sister, Kathryn Fondren, Duncan.
Beatrice Spigner Phillips
TATUMS -- Graveside services for Beatrice Ophelia Spigner Phillips, 81, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Tatums Cemetery with Reginald Thrash officiating.
Born Oct. 13, 1917, at Tatums, to Edmond R. and Willie M. Alsobrooks Spigner, Mrs. Phillips died June 28, 1999, in Los Angeles, Calif.
Reared in Tatums, she graduated from Douglass High School and attended cosmetology college. She married Don Cornelius Phillips in 1943 and moved to Los Angeles where she was active in St. Paul Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband; five brothers, Nathan, Edmond, Tam, L.K. and Theoplis Spigner; and a sister, Ruth Owens.
Survivors include a son, Curtis; and daughter, Denise Walker, of the home; three sisters, Ogella Hogan, Tatums, Teresa Bonner, Sulphur Springs, Texas, and Grace Wright, Las Vegas; and three grandchildren.
Ragsdale-Grant and Sons Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
James J. 'Jim' Martin
MARIETTA -- Services for James J. "Jim" Martin, 98, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Kennedy Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Tommy Higle officiating. Interment will be at 3:30 p.m. at Oaklawn Cemetery in Wynnewood.
Martin was born April 8, 1901, at Walla Walla, Wash., to Mr. and Mr. J.C. Martin. He died July 5, 1999 in the local hospital.
He married Gladys Carter Nelms Feb. 14, 1948, at Gainesville, Texas, and was employed by Cantwell Casin Oilwell Service in Oklahoma City 35 years before he retired in 1971. He was then bookkeeper at Falconhead for several years. He was a Baptist and had been a 32nd Degree Mason over 50 years in Wynnewood Lodge No. 40. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna Long, in 1999; a brother, Elmer; and sister, Girtie Austin.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; a stepson, Edward Nelms, Sulphur; three stepdaughters, Mary Cowin, Oklahoma City, Gladys Jones, Ridgeland, S.C., and Nina Blackstone, Lake Dallas, Texas; a brother, Harry, Davis, Calif.; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Bearers will be Joe, David and Steve Bell, David Flanagan, Jack Adams and Robert Knock. Honorary bearers are doctors, nurses and all employees of Mercy Health Love County Hospital and Doctors Clinic.
Holden L. L. W. Pitts
Graveside rites for infant Holden Linton Lee Wray Pitts will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Hillcrest Memorial Park with the Rev. B. B. Buchanan officiating.
The baby was born and died July 6, 1999 in the local hospital.
He is survived by his father, Linton E. Pitts; and mother Lateresa G. Woods, Ardmore; two sisters, Brittany Woods, and Tiffany Poplin, of the home.; a half sister, Trista Pitts; and half brother, Jacob Pitts, Allen; and grandfather, Tommie Steudeman, Ardmore.
Griffin-Kennedy-Watts Funeral Home will direct services.
Anna Mae Turner
Services for Anna Mae Turner, 78, are pending from Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home. Mrs. Turner died July 6, 1999 in a local health care facility.
She is survived by her husband, Aubrey, of the home; a son, Bruce, Ardmore; and three grandchildren.
Helen E. Wilhelm
Services for Helen E. Wilhelm, 91, are pending from Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home. Mrs. Wilhelm died July 6, 1999 in a local health care facility.
She is survived by a daughter, Evelyn Sandvick, Ardmore.
Vernon W. Baker
SULPHUR -- Services for Vernon Wayne Baker, 83, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church with the Revs. Eddie Malphrus and Chris Snowden officiating. Interment will follow at Wolf Cemetery in Wolf under the direction of Clagg Funeral Home.
Baker was born Sept. 15, 1915, in Oklahoma City, to A.J. and Irene Vanosdol Baker. He died July 5, 1999, in Sulphur.
Reared in Oklahoma City, he moved to Byng in 1937, to Colorado in 1952, and returned to Oklahoma in 1968 to work for the state correctional system. He was a veteran of World War II, a retired rancher and member of First Baptist Church. He married Chineenah Jo York July 24, 1942, in Oklahoma City, and had lived in Sulphur since 1988.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, Dan, Sulphur, and Jeffrey, Greenbrier, Ark.; two sisters, Wilma Myers, Sulphur, and Neoma Jones, Sulphur; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Bearers will be Major Clagg, Paul Thompson, Charles Simpson, Frank, Don and Joe Ramer. Honorary bearers are Leonard Snowden, Rick Milway, Kenneth Winters, Randy and Rick Jump.
Sylva Fuller Blackburn
HEALDTON -- Services for Sylva Arbell Fuller Blackburn, 85, McLoud, are pending from Reser Funeral Home. She died July 5, 1999 in the Shawnee hospital.
Survivors include two daughters, Barbara King, Richardson, Texas, and Mary Allen, McLoud; a brother, Jefferson Fuller II, Columbia, S.C.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
DOUGHERTY -- Funeral services for Lois Todd will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Dougherty Baptist Church with the Rev. Willard McCartney officiating. Interment will be at Dougherty Cemetery under the direction of Fox Funeral Home, Davis.
Mrs. Todd was born May 8, 1923, at Dela, to Herman and Ethel Parker Cummings. She died July 6, 1999 in Ardmore.
She married James Troy Todd July 3, 1988, in Antlers, and was employed as a cook at Calaway Nursing Home in Sulphur for ten years. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and four brothers.
Survivors include four daughters, Betty McMillan of Ada, Evelyn Clary of Sulphur, Wanda Billings of Wynnewood, and Charlotte Norman of Dougherty; three sons, Jerry Todd of Connerville, Wayland Todd of Sulphur, and Terry Todd of Dougherty; a sister, Marie Alexander of Antlers; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Monte Lucas of Dougherty.
Pallbearers will be Aaron Coll, Glen Hale, Sonny Hale, Douglas Akers, Danny Stephens and David Billy. Honorary bearers are Edward Busby, Corky Gibson, Tommy Trett and David Stephens.
Johnnie B. Whatley
WILSON -- Services for Johnnie B. Whatley, 43, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Assembly of God Church with the Revs. Jim Gillum and Diana Howard officiating. Interment will be at Hewitt Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home.
Whatley was born Sept. 24, 1955, at Frederick. He died July 5, 1999 in Healdton.
Reared at Wilson, he graduated from Wilson High School in 1973 and was employed at Whatley's Metal Buildings. He and L. Eileen Moore were married Nov. 15, 1974, at Richardson, Texas.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two daughters, Rozy Whatley, Oklahoma City, and Lori Whatley, Wilson; a son, "Little" John, Wilson; his parents, Aubrey and Elizabeth Whatley, Wilson; a sister, Jane Butler, Ringling; four brothers, Jake, Ardmore, Junior, Jarvis and Jeff, Wilson; and five grandchildren.
Bearers will be Keith Thompson, Randy Jackson, Steve Price, Donnie Clayborn, Tim Eiler, Wesley, Billy and Billy Hacker Jr. Honorary bearers are Arnel Akin, Charley Ammons and Bobby Stubbs.
Helen E. Wilhelm
Services for Helen E. Wilhelm, 91, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Rev. John Vrana officiating. Interment and graveside rites will be Tuesday, July 13, 1999, at Riverside Cemetery in Black River Falls, Wis.
Mrs. Wilhelm was born Aug. 8, 1907, at St. Louis, Mo., to Charles and Elizabeth Luby Schmidt. She died July 6, 1999, in a local health care facility.
She married Carl S. Wilhelm Aug. 31, 1932, in St. Louis, and they owned and operated Wilhelm Department Store in Baden, Mo. She moved to Black River Falls in 1953 where they bought a dairy farm. She was active in Manchester Homemakers and was a member of St. Joseph's Altar Society. She retired from Black River Falls Memorial Hospital in 1974 as a nurses aide. After moving to Ardmore in 1974, she became a member of Pansy Garden Club, YWCA and St. Mary's Catholic Church.
She will be greatly missed by her family and remembered for her artistic talents, love of art and the special love she had for her grandchildren.
Survivors include four sons and their wives, Carl and Shirley Wilhelm Jr. of Colfax, La., and David and Annabelle of Shell Knob, Mo., Edward and Janet of Dodgeville, Wis., and James and Nancy of Mukwonago, Wis.; a daughter and her husband, Evelyn and R.C. Sandvick of Ardmore; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Schmidt of St. Louis, and Doris Wilhelm of Wickenburg, Ariz.; a brother-in-law, Vince Wieck of St. Louis; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home will direct services.
Rosa F. Burge
MARIETTA -- Services for Rosa Florence Burge, 94, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Kennedy Funeral Home chapel. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery.
Mrs. Burge was born Jan. 21, 1905, at Coalgate, Indian Territory, to George W. and Callie Lawley Nichols. She died July 9, 1999, at a health care facility in Ardmore.
She lived in Marietta for 22 years before moving to Ardmore in August 1998. She was a homemaker and member of Eastside Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Edgar L. Burge in 1983; a son, G.C. Baker, in 1997; three daughters, Margaret Gwinn, in 1953, Marie Brown, in 1987, and Juanita Wilson, in 1995; a brother; and two sisters.
Survivors include a son, Alvin Baker; and daughter, Loietta Landrum, both of Ardmore; a sister, Irene Abernathy, Amarillo, Texas; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.
Bearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.