Reuben W. Shelley
DAVIS -- Services for Reuben Walter Shelley, 68, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cowley-Krien Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Finis Steelman officiating. Interment will be at Green Hill Cemetery.
Shelley died Feb. 2, 1999 in an Oklahoma City hospital. He was born April 19, 1930, at Quinter, Kan., to Reuben A. and Blanche Benson Shelley.
Reared in Grinell, Kan., he worked in high line construction in New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska. He moved to Davis from Coffeyville, Kan. in 1982 and worked for Halliburton until he retired in 1986. He and Wilma Jean Conover were married July 5, 1953, in Las Animas, Co.
Survivors include two daughters, Melanie Hinthorn, Ardmore, and Kimberlea Mansfield, South Coffeyville; two sons, Randall Shelley, Davis, and Robert Spenser, Aztec, N.M.; two sisters, Ina Cantwell, Duncan, and Jean Hafenstine, Wa Keeney, Kan.
Bearers will be David Cantwell, Robert Spenser, Homer Tefertiller, Don Mansfield, Dale Hinthorn and Bud Sutton. Honorary bearers are Henry Lanoy, Don, Royce and Dick Jones.
Ellen 'Polly' Pauline Thompson
WILSON -- Services for Ellen │Polly▓ Pauline Thompson, 68, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Leon Veazey officiating. Interment will be at Hewitt Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home.
Mrs. Thompson died Feb. 2, 1999 in Wilson. She was born Feb. 2, 1931, at Goodrich, Texas, to C.J. and Evie L. │Locke▓ Stokes.
Reared in Goodrich, she was a waitress and cook for over 50 years, mostly in Corpus Christi, Texas, where she had lived 36 years. She moved to Wilson in 1996. She received an honorary charter membership in the Tuloso-Midway High School F.F.A. in 1986 for her dedication to children. She was preceded in death by three husbands, Carl Thomas, John Buckner and Russell Thompson.
Survivors include a daughter, Jan Barbour, Wilson; three sisters, Louise Moore, San Benito, Texas, Geraldine James, Rosharon, Texas, and Barbara Buckner, Ingleside, Texas; a brother, J.C. Stokes, Pearland, Texas; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Grandsons will serve as bearers.
James L. Stubblefield
LONE GROVE -- Graveside services for James L. Stubblefield were 4 p.m. Friday at Lone Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Bigger officiating.
Mr. Stubblefield was born June 5, 1909, in Montague County, Texas, to W.H. and Ellen Beam Stubblefield. He passed this life on Jan. 28, 1999, in Ardmore.
He and Velstal Battle were married on June 10, 1933, in Wilson, Okla. He had lived in Ardmore most of his life and was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church. He was retired from Cities Service Oil Corporation after 23 years of services as a gauger.
He is survived by his wife, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Ronnie Burns and Jerri and Thad Day, all of Ardmore; a sister, Estella Muse, Lone Grove; five grandchildren, Joe Burns, Kathi Blakley, Roger Day, Rodney Day and Kristi Reed; 10 great-grandchildren, Todd Blakley, Joe Ryan Snell, Justin Day, Eryn Day, Jacob Reed, Jessica Reed, Tyler Day, Kerra Day, Chera and Renea Burns. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Herman Stubblefield in 1967.
Pallbearers were Joe Burns, Roger Day, Rodney Day, Mark Reed, Todd Blakley, Justin Day and Joe Ryan Snell.
Craddock Funeral Home directed services.
Clyde E. 'Bugs' McGill Jr.
MARIETTA -- Services for Clyde E. "Bugs" McGill Jr., 54, will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy Higle officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery.
Born Oct. 27, 1944, at Ardmore to Clyde Sr. and Willie M. Bond McGill, he died Jan 28, 1999, at an Oklahoma City hospital.
McGill lived at Marietta all of his life. He was a 1963 graduate of Marietta High School and attended Oklahoma State University on a football scholarship. He coached Optimist Club Pee-Wee football for several years. He retired as a clerk from the Santa Fe Railroad. McGill was a member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors include one son, Kerry McGill, Austin, Texas; three brothers, Vance, Denzil and Jerry McGill, all Marietta; three sisters, Shirley Hicks and Denise McMillan, both Marietta and Pat Evans, Keller, Texas; and two grandsons.
Bearers are Ron Westfall, George Jones Jr., Ron Porter, Jackie Jones, Jim Folsom, Bill Jones and Bill Tyler.
The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m today at the funeral home.
Services are under the direction of Kennedy Funeral Home.
Bobby Lynn Wallis
Memorial services for Bobby Lynn Wallis, Dallas, will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Central Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Lee officiating.
Born Jan. 24, 1944, at Ardmore to Foster and Rotha Wallis, he died at his residence. He was preceded in death by his mother in 1973.
Survivors include his father and stepmother, Foster and Sharlene Wallis; four brothers, Bill, Tahlequah, Clelan, Wilson, Larry, Stuarts Draft, Va., and David Wallis, Lone Grove; three sisters, Dea Harrell and Cora McIntire, Ardmore, and Mary Lemons, Altus.
Services are under the direction of Griffin-Kennedy-Watts Funeral Home.
Jennie Mae Peacock
FREDERICK -- Services for Jennie Mae Peacock, 72, Ringling, were Friday at Gish Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Charles Wyatt officiating. Interment was at Frederick Memorial Cemetery.
Born April 1, 1926, at Frederick to Ivan and Rosezella Peacock, she died Jan. 25, 1999, at her home.
Ms. Peacock was reared by her grandparents, Simon and Maggie Anderson until their deaths and then went to live with her uncle Otis Robert "Andy" Anderson in Oklahoma City. She was a graduate of Henderson High School and graduated from Oklahoma City University in 1957 with a bachelor's degree in business. She served in the United States Navy Waves from 1945 to 1953.
Survivors include her uncle, Otis R. Anderson, Edmond.
Memorials may be made to the Boy Scouts of America.
MADILL -- Services for Ona Capitola Boyd were Saturday with Benny Keck officiating. Interment followed at Woodberry-Forest Cemetery.
Born Dec. 2, 1900, at Clarksville, Texas, she died Jan. 28, 1999, at a Denison, Texas, nursing facility following three years of failing health. She married S.P. Boyd on Jan. 1, 1937, at Coalgate. He preceded her in death Dec. 5, 1942.
Mrs. Boyd graduated from Kingston High School in 1921. She graduated from Southeastern State College at Durant with a bachelor's degree and later attained her master's degree from the same institution.
She taught English and journalism for 45 years, 16 years at Kingston, 20 years at Madill and nine years at Murray State College. She was a member of the Church of Christ since 1937.
Survivors include a nephew, Tommy McClendon, Branson, Mo., and a niece, Ruth Pierce, Denison.
Bearers were David Dun, John Jones, Harvey Reid, Bill Ayres, George Putman and Terry Eldridge. Honorary bearers are Ernest Muncrief, Otis Wilson, Maurice Brock, Clyde Kendall and Bill Anderson.
Services were under the direction of Watts Funeral Home.
Sarah Mildred Reynolds
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Graveside rites for Sarah Mildred Reynolds, 86, will be 2 p.m. Monday at Chapel Hill Memory Gardens Cemetery with Tom Byrd officiating.
Born Jan. 22, 1913, at Carnegie to Albert and Lillie Mae Starky Bradley, she died Jan. 29, 1999, at Davis. She married Allen W. Reynolds, who preceded her in death on Aug. 19, 1978.
Mrs. Reynolds grew up at Carnegie. She later lived at Kingston, where she and her husband owned and operated a grocery store, cabins and boat dock. She had also lived in Oklahoma City and Sulphur.
Survivors include nieces Pauline Wells and Lucille Gray, Sulphur and a nephew, Lynn Reynolds, Fort Worth, Texas.
Services are under the direction of Clagg Funeral Home.
Florence 'Granny' Sides
TISHOMINGO -- Services for Florence "Granny" Sides, 78, Milburn will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Corbin Funeral Home Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow at Condon Grove Cemetery.
Born Jan. 15, 1921, at Emit to David and Lula Emily Brown Rochester, she died Jan 29, 1999, at her residence. She was preceded in death by three brothers, and infant brother, David Rochester and Finley Rochester.
She married Franklin William Sides on Aug. 20, 1943, at Tishomingo. Mrs. Sides was a member of the Milburn Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; six sons, David Sides, Garland, Texas, Howard Sides, Quinlin, Texas, Daniel Sides, Wylie, Texas, Max Sides, Author City, Texas, Terry Sides, Milburn and Ronnie Sides, Garland, Texas; five daughters, Mae Hess, Dallas, Sue Boles, Paris, Texas, Lula Jackson, Milburn, Wanda Howard, Huffman, Texas and Kristie Sides, Milburn; one sister, Francis Rollins, Tishomingo; 21 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Bearers are Ronnie Sides, Jerry Black, Andy Sides, Bret Converse, Jody Brown and Kevin Sides.
Services for Eugene Vickrey were 2 p.m. Saturday at the Maxwell Avenue Church of Christ with Dr. Virgil Trout officiating. Interment followed at Mount Olive Cemetery, Healdton.
Born Dec. 27, 1915, at Healdton to Robert Edward and Idell Wade Vickrey, he died at a local hospital Jan. 28, 1999, following a sudden illness.
He married Loretha Mason July 26, 1936, at Dallas. They had been residents of Ardmore for the past 20 years, moving from Healdton. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the United States Army in the South Pacific Theater. He retired from the United States Postal Service in 1971, following 30 years of service at Healdton. He was the first person to organize the new housing projects at Healdton, including Vickrey Addition which was begun in the 1950s.
An Eagle Scout, Vickrey was the recipient of the Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award. He influenced may young men to become Eagle Scouts, including his son and his oldest and youngest grandsons.
He was an active member of the Maxwell Avenue Church of Christ. While living at Healdton he was an elder in the Shell Street Church of Christ. After moving to Ardmore he especially enjoyed leading singing, as well as organizing trips for the Elite Senior Group at Maxwell Avenue Church of Christ.
A devoted alumnus of Healdton High School, he helped to organize the Healdton Former Students Association and never missed the annual June banquets throughout his 50 years on the board of the Healdton Alumni Association.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two daughters, Ruth Ann McNeill and her husband, Tom, Healdton, and Frances Waugh, Dallas; one son, Jon Wayne Vickrey, and his wife, Marsha, Carlsbad, N.M.; two sisters, Lucile Cheatham, and her husband Frank, Tulsa, and Norene Baxter, and her husband Hurshel, Alamosa, Colo.; 10 grandchildren, Scott McNeill, and his wife Laura, Ardmore, Brett McNeill, and his wife Vanessa, Richardson, Texas, Stephen McNeill, Ardmore, Ryan McNeill, freshman at Abilene Christian University, Nicole Waugh, and her husband John Hayed Miethe, Nashville, Tenn., Anna Waugh, Manhattan, N.Y., Nicholas Waugh, Nashville; Robert Vickrey, and his wife Minnie, Las Cruces, N.M., Jason Vickrey, Pensacola, Fla., and Richard Vickrey, Las Cruces, N.M.; two great-granddaughters, Browyn Annette McNeil and Turner Hayden Miethe; and one great-grandson, Britain Miethe.
Bearers were Andrew Jackson, and grandsons, Scott, Brett, Stephen and Ryan McNeill and Nicholas Waugh.
Memorials may be made to the Boy Scouts of America or the Healdton Alumni Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 771, Healdton.
Services were under the direction of Craddock Funeral Home.
Mildred Sue Sellers
TISHOMINGO -- Services for Mildred Sue Sellers, 67, Bromide, will be 2 p.m. Monday at Corbin Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Allen HIcks officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery, Wapanucka.
Born Jan. 1, 1932, at Oklahoma City to Benjamin and Georgia O'Della Sloan Riffe, she died Jan. 29, 1999, at Oklahoma City. She was preceded in death by two bothers, Benjamin and Neal Riffe,; and one sister, Betty Jo Petty.
She graduated from Cement High School. On July 2, 1976, she married Walter Paul Sellers at Moore. Mrs. Sellers was a member of the First Christian Church at Moore and attended the Bromide Baptist Church for many years.
Survivors include her husband, of the home, one son, David H. Bagley, Lewisville, Texas; four daughters, Connie Truett, Bromide, Cathy Thompson and Pamela Carl, both Moore, and Patricia Bagley, Oklahoma City; one brother, Charles Riffe, Las Vegas; two sisters, Rogene Abney, Oakhurst, Calif., and Ann Cunnus, Aztec, N.M.; and seven grandchildren.
Bearers are Willie Kirkpatrick, Robert Boggs, Gary Reeder, John Wall and J.T. Deviney.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to any hospice organization.
George A. Christian
Graham -- Services for George A. Christian, 77, Fox, will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Hurshel Baker officiating. Interment will follow at Graham Cemetery.
Born July 9, 1921, at Stobtown to Francis Samuel and Mary Butler Christian, he died Jan. 28, 1999, in the Healdton hospital. He married Dorothy Kerbo, who preceded him in death in 1965. He later married Dorothy Lue Priest on Sept. 20, 1985. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Gladys Christian, Melvine Harold and Evelyn Pierce; and two brothers, James Marvin Christian and Lee Roy Christian.
Christian had worked in the oil fields. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II and a Purple Heart recipient. He attended the Assembly of God Church and was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; three daughters, Mary Kathern King, Newkirk, Shirley Lamb, Velma, and Nancy Smith, Countyline; three sons, George Christian Jr., Countyline, Henry Lee Christian, Healdton and Sammy Christian, Healdton; seven stepdaughters, Dianna Tivis, Loco, Dorothy O╣Daniel, Wilson, Becky Pruitt, Panama, Fla., Mary Priest, Wilson, Peggy Sloan, Ardmore, Patricia Turpin, Comanche and Twila Jordan, Wilson; one stepson, Jerry Priest, Wilson; three sisters, Marie Norton, Ratliff City, Shirley Hughes, Booneville, Ark. and Betty Morrow, Graham; two brothers, William Christian, Wapanucka and Donald Christian, Fox; 31 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.
Bearers are Bob Newman, Billy Dickerson, Patrick O╣Daniel, Jimmy O'Daniel, Jerry Priest and Travis Shaw.
Services are under the direction of Reser Funeral Home.