John F. Phipps
LAWTON -- Services for former Ardmore resident John Frank Phipps, 100, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lawton. Interment will be at Cache Cemetery under the direction of Backer Funeral Home.
Phipps was born April 14, 1900, in Wellington, Texas. He died April 24, 2000.
Reared in the Ardmore area, he married Mary M. Glass here May 21, 1921. She died in 1999. He moved to Lawton in 1929 and was a former landscaper.
Survivors include five children, Sarah Stewart, Duncan, Frances Ketner, Central High community, Frankie, Moore, Margie Nix and Lorene Conley, Lawton; two sisters, Beatrice Dunning, Ardmore, and Mary Edwards, Phoenix, Ariz.; 18 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and two great-great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lawton, 1930 Ferris Ave., Suite 10, Lawton, OK 73507 or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint, 7002 Drakestone, Lawton, OK 73505
Jewel E. Sampley
Services for Jewel E. Sampley, 94, will be 2 p.m. Monday at Asbury United Methodist Church with the Rev. Paul McDowell officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery.
Born Dec. 22, 1905, at Berwyn, Indian Territory, to Thomas Jefferson and Jennie Dillon Carson, she died April 27, 2000, at a local nursing home. She married John Sampley May 23, 1925, at Ardmore. He preceded her in death Dec. 3, 1992. She was also preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, Van E. Irwin; and two step-brothers, Alton and Glen Irwin.
She graduated from Ardmore High School in 1921. She attended Central State University and graduated from Southeastern State University. Mrs. Sampley was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Oklahoma Retired Teachers Association and National Teachers Retirement Association.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Alice Louise and Bill Moore, Atoka; son and daughter-in-law, Walter Carson and Josie Sampley, Ardmore; grandchildren, Debi Moore Tipton, Caney, Jeff Moore, Alameda, Calif., Chris Sampley, Ardmore, Jason Sampley, Ardmore; great-grandchildren, Katie, Kolton and Kamron Tipton, Caney and Dominic Moore, Alameda; and one stepnephew, Mike Irwin, Cedar HIll, Texas.
Bearers are Cecil A. Arnold, Carl Sampley, Tony Tipton, Jeff Moore, and Chris and Jason Sampley.
The family will receive friends and neighbors from 2-4 p.m. today.
Services are under the direction of Craddock Funeral Home.
James Gene Binderim
Services for James Gene Binderim, 72, will be 2 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Kennedy-Watts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Hatfield officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Born Dec. 9, 1927, at Sulphur to Orvel Edward and Lorene Binderim, he died April 27, 2000, at a Norman hospital.
He married Helen Betler June 26, 1948, at Ardmore. He was a former resident of Sulphur and had lived at Dickson since 1959, after moving from Corpus Christi, Texas. Binderim was a retired industrial insulator. He was a member of the Asbestos Workers Union No. 95 and Dickson First Baptist Church. Binderim was a fiddler for Buckhorn Blue Grass Band, Shadow Mountain Bank and Rock Creek Band. He was a member of the Southern Circle Square Dance Club.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; one son, Gary Eugene Binderim, Kingwood, Texas; two daughters, Nancy Irene Binderim, Sulphur, and Sue Kendall, Dickson; one sister, Carol Mills, Alvin, Texas; and seven grandchildren.
Bearers will be Jimmy Fish, Bill Kendall, Bobby Cline, Denny Faddis, Tom Carver and John Kennedy. Honorary bearers are Bill Stafford and Wesley Stark.
Gladys Glenn Stewart
HEALDTON -- Services for Gladys Glenn Stewart, 90, will be 10 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Philip Fox officiating. Interment will follow at Oil Springs Cemetery.
Born Dec. 16, 1909, at Blair to Thomas and Lula Perkins Brown, she died April 28, 2000, at a Healdton nursing facility. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Joe Glenn and Harley Stewart; one daughter, Imogene Spieker; two brothers, Clura Brown and Marvin Brown; and a grandson.
She moved to Tom Bean, Texas, as a child, then to Simpson. She attended school at Simpson and Mannsville schools. She worked for the state school at Gainesville, Texas. She moved to Healdton in 1948, where she did ironing and sewing.
Survivors include three daughters, Wanda Posey and Elsie Carroll, both Healdton, and Saundra Miller, Brighton, Colo.; two sons, Josh Glenn, Healdton, and Hoyt Glenn, Seminole; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Bearers are Jeremy Sellers, Rip Graves, David Mabray, Seth Newell, Josh Lee Carroll and Shannan Davis.
Services are under the direction of Reser Funeral Home.
Mattie L. Meeks
MARIETTA -- Services for Mattie L. Meeks, 96, will be 2 p.m. Monday at Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Edward Rowls and the Rev. Glen Clary officiating. Interment will follow at Lebanon Cemetery.
Born Nov. 23, 1903, at Enville to Andrew and Lona Vinson Willis, she died April 27, 2000, at a Marietta health care facility. She married Millard T. Meeks Feb. 28, 1924, at the Marshall-Love County line. He preceded her in death in February 1962. She was also preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.
Mrs. Meeks lived most of her life in Love County. She was a housewife and a member of Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Survivors include two sons, David L. Meeks, Mesquite, Texas, and Millard Meeks, Broken Arrow; two daughters, Louise Orr, Sulphur, and Sue Hyde, Atoka; one sister, Grace Amyx, Houston; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Bearers will be Carl Mac Eillis, Bill Ferguson, Lynn Hockersmith, Lance Hockersmith, Raymond Self and Winston Warthen. Honorary bearers are W.T. Warthen, Pete Flatt and Gilbert Willis.
Services are under the direction of Kennedy Funeral Home.
Wondo Mitchell Jr.
Services for Wondo Mitchell Jr., 70, were 11 a.m. Saturday at Hillcrest Memorial Park with the Rev. Doug Falknor officiating.
Born Feb. 2, 1930, at Ardmore to Wondo L. and Lottie Reese Mitchell, he died April 28, 2000, at his residence. He was preceded in death by a brother, C.W. Mitchell.
He married Anita Balthrop Dec. 7, 1954, at Ardmore. Mitchell was a life-long resident of Ardmore. He was a member of Marsden Baptist Church at Love County. Mitchell was a rancher.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, Wondo Mitchell III and Randy Mitchell, both Ardmore; one daughter, Wanda Smith, Ardmore; two sisters, Vivian May Wages, Tulsa, and Maureen Mays, Ardmore, best friend, Jerry Cramer, Ardmore; and seven grandchildren.
Memorials can be made to the American Lung Association.
Services are under the direction of Griffin-Kennedy-Watts Funeral Home.
David Lee Haynes
WILSON -- Services for David Lee Haynes, 42, Oklahoma City, formerly of Wilson, are pending with Alexander Funeral Home.
Born Aug. 5, 1957, at Maywood, Calif., he died April 28, 2000, at his residence.
Survivors include his mother, Billie Haynes, Wilson, father, Roy Haynes, Graham; one brother, Rick Haynes, Oklahoma City; and one sister, Linda Haynes, Tulsa.
Sandra Kay West Biggs
PONTOTOC -- Services for Sandra Kay West Biggs, 46, Pontotoc, will be 2 p.m. Monday at Pontotoc Methodist Church with the Rev. Don Venable officiating. Interment will follow at Pontotoc Cemetery.
Born March 22, 1954, at Henryetta to Ralph and Edwina Lambeth West, she died April 29, 2000, at her residence.
She married Stacy Biggs May 29, 1981, at Pontotoc. Mrs. Biggs graduated from McLish High School in 1972 and then graduated from Murray State College at Tishomingo in 1975. She was a home health nurse. She served as the secretary of the Pontotoc Cemetery association. She had been a member of the Pontotoc Methodist Church since 1961.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; one brother, Ronnie West, Tishomingo, two sisters, Debbie Streeper, Oklahoma City, and Becky Rawlings, Pontotoc.
Services are under the direction of Corbin Funeral Home.
Wayne Douglas Lindsay
HOBBS, N.M. -- Memorial services for Wayne Douglas Lindsay, 68, were Saturday at St. Paul's United Methodist Church with the Rev. Daniel Miller officiating.
Born Oct. 26, 1931, at Worland, Wyo., he died April 27, 2000.
He married Jean Emerson April 16, 1955, at Ardmore. Lindsay was a veteran of the Korean War. He moved to Hobbs in 1963. He retired from Baker Services Tools in 1990 after 30 years of service.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, Kevin Lindsay, Hobbs, and Clifton Lindsay, Austin, Texas; one daughter, Melanie Gaylord, Austin; stepmother, Marie Lindsay, Wilson; one brother, R.C. Lindsay, Homa, La.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.
Cremation took place under the direction of Memory Garden Direct Services.
Albert 'A.B.' Buckaloo
DAVIS -- Graveside rites for Albert "A.B." Buckaloo, 75, were 2 p.m. Saturday at Green Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Frank Duncan officiating.
Born Dec. 24, 1924, at Marshall County to John William and Nick Vera Buckaloo, he died April 27, 2000, at Oklahoma City. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Pete Franklin Buckaloo, T.C. Buckaloo and John Ed Buckaloo; and two sisters, Dessie Buckaloo and Velma Cottrell.
Survivors include a very special niece, Brenda Allen, Davis; one niece, Chellie Buckaloo, Davis; nephews, Johnny, Jimmy, Michael and Jacob Buckaloo, all Davis; several other nieces and nephews; two sisters, Dolly Lanoy and Shirley Buckaloo, both Davis; and special friends, Wayne Glasgow, Glenda Chronister and Wanda Carpenter.
Services are under the direction of Fox Funeral Home.
Russel E. Barker
Services for Russel E. Barker are pending with Griffin-Kennedy-Watts Funeral Home.
Barker died April 29, 2000, at Oklahoma City.
Survivors include two daughters, Carol Suttle, Noble, and Linda Houldson, Ardmore.
Ellen Fore Riley
HEALDTON -- Services for Ellen Fore Riley, 88, will be 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Philip Fox officiating. Interment follows at Ringling Memorial Cemetery.
Born Oct. 4, 1911, at Courtney to Duncan James and Ada McClaudus Odom Fore, she died April 27, 2000, at the Ardmore hospital. She married Jewel P. Riley May 6, 1931. He preceded her in death March 4, 1987. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Leona Harris; and a brother, Carl Fore.
As a child, she moved to Fox and then Ringling where she attended Mountain Home School, which had become accredited through the work of her grandfather, S.G. Odom. Following her husband's pipeline work from Montreal, Canada, to Portland, Maine, to Texas, they stopped at Pittsburgh, Pa., and decided to live at Williamsport, Pa. They came back to Wilson in 1948 and later moved to Fox. After Mr. Riley's retirement in 1971 they moved to Healdton where Mrs. Riley already owned a duplex for renters. She worked for B.L. Owens Furniture Store and then managed Collier Brothers Furniture Store. She retired in 1991, having worked for 45 years in the furniture business.
She was a member of First Baptist Church, Healdton Hospital Auxiliary, Rebekah Lodge, and was past president of Business and Professional Women. She received Junior I.O.O.F. Lodge Advisory Officer Award in 1976, B&PW Healdton Woman of the Year 1975-1976, chamber of commerce 1990 Outstanding Community Service Award, and the governor declared Oct. 4, 1999, as "Ellen Riley Day" in Oklahoma.
Mrs. Riley was a "Yellow Dog" Democrat and tirelessly campaigned for several current members of the Oklahoma congress..
Survivors include two daughters, Bobby Eby, Healdton, and Jan Daddano, Lancaster, Pa.; three sisters, Juanita Berry, Burkburnett, Texas, and Willie Mae "Bill" Tiner, Wilson; two brothers, D.J. Fore, Healdton, and J.T. Fore, Ringling; three grandchildren, Pam Mattson, Littleton, Colo., Rile Sterba, Fort Worth, Texas, and Anna Sterba, Lancaster, Pa.; and six great-grandchildren, Smantha Foster and Harrison Foster, both Littleton, Ashley Sterba, Jason Sterba, Kyle Sterba and Alissa Sterba, all Lancaster.
Bearers are Buck Cantwell, Kenneth Eck, Bill Cornish, Burch Fore, Chan Ray and Harold Rozzell. Honorary bearers are Kenneth Berry, Ray McCarter, Fred Stanley, Johnnie Crutchfield, Mark Eck and Rile Sterba.
Memorials can be made to Healdton Hospital Auxiliary.
Services are under the direction of Reser Funeral Home.
Haskell Jack Browder
RINGLING -- Services for Haskell Jack Browder, 92, will be 2:30 p.m. today at Community Fellowship Outreach Center of the Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Kenda Harris and the Rev. Jack Barron officiating.
Born Dec. 1, 1907, at Comanche, he died April 28, 2000, at the Ardmore hospital. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Vesta Jackson and Loretta Torras; and one brother, Robert Browder.
Browder was raised in west Texas and Jefferson County. He married Mary Melissa Groomer March 13, 1941, at Waurika. He worked as a self-employed carpenter and lay minister of the Assembly of God Churches. He was a longtime member of the Assembly of God Church at Ringling. Browder served in the Army Air Force during World War II and was a member of the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two daughters, Martha Jo Foster, Wichita Falls, tExas, and Mary Lee Harris, Loco; one son, Bill Browder, Wright City; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Bearers are Tommy Browder, Monte Martin, Kent Harman, Kevin Harris, Ken Foster, Don Foster and Vernon Deluna.
Services are under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home.