KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Memorial services for former Ardmore resident Janet Page, 86, were held April 16, 2001, in Knoxville, Tenn.
Mrs. Page was born Oct. 19, 1914, in Walnut, Kan. She died April 11, 2001.
She graduated from college in Emporia, Kan., and married John C. Page Jr. on April 30, 1939, in Junction City, Kan. He was minister at First Presbyterian Church in Ardmore from 1950 to 1956. She was a lifetime member of Presbyterian Women's Association. She was preceded in death by her husband.
Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Thomas; a son, Bob; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Ardmore.
Rose Mortuary directed services.
FOX -- Services for Pooleville resident Octivene Neeld, 82, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Fox Baptist Church with Bro. Bob Keck officiating. Interment will be at Comanche Cemetery under the direction of Spivey's Reser Funeral Home of Healdton.
Born Jan. 26, 1919, at Anson, Texas, to Pete and Lena Marie Ison Brown, Mrs. Neeld died April 20, 2001, at Duncan.
A resident of Pooleville since 1963, she married James Jack Neeld Jr. on Oct. 10, 1934, near Comanche. He preceded her in death on March 27, 2001.
A member of Fox Baptist Church and member of the Eastern Star-Chickasha Lodge, she was a past worthy matron of the state of Oklahoma
She also was preceded in death by a daughter, Jerry Ann Watson; two brothers; and two sisters.
Survivors include three daughters, Lucille Roscoe and husband, Don, Gladstone, Mo., Barbara McIntire and husband, Ronnie, Kearney, Mo., and Mary Hammons and husband, Tommy, Chickasha; a son, Jackie Neeld and wife, Angela, Pooleville; a brother, Berry Keith Brown, Seminole, Texas; 17 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Bearers will be Jackie Neeld, Allen Firestone, Bill Thacker, Tracy Hammons, Don Roscoe, Ronnie McIntire, Tom Hammons, James C. Neeld, Kyle Hull and Brian Firestone.
Peggy Ann Scifres
VELMA -- Services for Peggy Ann Scifres, 58, will be 10 a.m. Monday in the Velma Assembly of God Church with Bro. O.D. Bright officiating. Interment will be in the Claud Cemetery.
She was born March 9, 1943, to Jack Majors and Doris Scott in Bakersfield, Calif., and died April 20, 2001.
She moved to Oklahoma in 1954 and lived in Pooleville until 1965 when she moved to Velma. She and Walter Scifres were later married at Wichita Falls, Texas. She was a housewife, loving wife, mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her husband of the home; two sons and daughter-in-laws, Bill and Jana Wright and Rusty and Dee Dee Wright, all of Velma; her mother Doris Chatham, Velma; her father, Jack Majors, Ardmore; one brother, Ed Majors, Arlington, Texas; one sister, Carolyn Presgrove, Velma; two granddaughters, Brandi and Cherokee Wright; one grandson, Seth Wright; three stepdaughters, Regina Dusterhoff, Houston, Texas, Renee Scifres, Austin, Texas, and Shanda Kozack, Allen, Texas; two stepsons Derrel Weaver, Norman, and Keith Scifres, Irving; four stepgranddaughters; five stepgrandsons and special friends, C.T. and Opal Wright, Sharon Kelley and Jean Williams.
Pallbearers will be Bill Wright, Rusty Wright, Jackie Davis, Greg Majors, Ray Kelley and Scott Kelley. Honorary pallbearer will be C.T. Wright.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Chisholm Trail Hospice, P.O. Box 2000, Duncan, OK 73534.
Services under the direction of Bailes-Polk Funeral Home.
Services for Josephine Taylor, 94, will be 2 p.m. Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church with Father Louis Lamb officiating. Interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery.
Taylor was born June 29, 1906, in Texarkana, Texas, to Joseph and Consetta Picillo Pecorella and died April 19, 2001.
She married Joe Paul Taylor Feb. 9, 1932, in Texarkana, Texas. He preceded her in death Oct. 25, 1973.
Other family members preceding her in death include sisters, Nancy French and Adeline Laird, and a brother, John Pecorella.
Taylor came to Ardmore on her wedding day and has made her home here since. She and her late husband had been in the grocery business for 38 years. A graduate of Providence Academy and the Texarkana Business College, she was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and the Legion of Mary and was vice president of the Martha's of Ardmore and was a member of the Sheriff and Police Association since 1985.
She is survived by her grandson, Raymond Boutwell, of the home; a sister, Anna Barager; and two brothers, Frank and Leo Pecorella, all of Texarkana, Ark.
Pallbearers will be Dr. Gerald L. Galles, Bill Swatzel, Charles S. Tanner, Steve Douglas, Bob Petz and Farris Richards.
Memorials may be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation for Kidney, Heart and Lung Disease.
Services under the direction of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home.
N. L. "Liz" Cook
Services for N.L. "Liz" Cook, 74 will be 3 p.m. Monday at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel with Tom Riley officiating. Interment will be at the Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Cook was born Sept. 27, 1926, in Wirt to W.V. and Lillie Mae Evans Dillon and died April 19, 2001, in Ardmore.
She married Paul David Cook April 6, 1990, in Gainesville, Texas.
Cook was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Michael; and a granddaughter, Stacie.
Cook retired in 1991 as a case worker with the Oklahoma State Department of Human Services. She loved her family and friends and was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Next to family came her love for her dogs and animals. She loved nature as she was an avid bird, squirrel and butterfly watcher. She fed and took care of humming birds daily and truly had a love for gardening.
She is survived by her husband of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Patrick and Debbie Nicholson, Ringling, and David and Pam Cook, Oklahoma City; two daughters and son-in-law, Nancy Andrus, Midlothian, Texas, and Donna and Larry Shipman, Norman; two sisters, LaRue Griffin, Fox, and Jacque Riley, Ringling; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Larry Shipman, Terry Riley, Jerry Riley, John Griffin, Jimmy Griffin, Dale Riley and Dillon Shipman.
The family will be greeting friends for 6 - 8 p.m. Sunday at the Funeral Home.
Services under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.
Eula Faye McGuffie
Graveside services for Eula Faye McGuffie, 86, Ardmore, will be at noon Monday at Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Donny Custar officiating. Services are under the direction of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home.
Born May 26, 1914, at Speermore to Marcus Napolean and Margaret Berkey White, she died April 18, 2001, at a local nursing facility.
Reared near Speermore, she moved to Miami, Okla., in the 1930s. She married Gordon Hutton in Joplin, Mo., in 1938 and lived in Center Line, Mich. Later, she married Louie E. McGuffie. She worked as a bookkeeper for many years in Detroit, returning to Oklahoma in 1962 and Ardmore a few years later.
She was preceded in death by half brothers, Walter and Harry Berkey; and half sisters, Zella Castor, Mable Sloan and Hazel Spangler.
Survivors include a son, Stanley Hutton and wife, Sharon, Ontario, Calif.; a daughter, Elizabeth "Betty" Ritter, and husband, Frank, Ardmore; five grandchildren, William Hutton and Mark, Michele, David and Nathan Swanner; six great-grandchildren; and several special nieces and nephews.
Jessie L. Maize
TISHOMINGO -- Services for Jessie L. Maize, 93, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Robert Yandell officiating. Interment will be at Tishomingo Cemetery.
Maize was born Oct. 26, 1907, in Centrahoma to Joseph and Eunice L. Fisher McKinley and died April 20, 2001, in a local nursing home.
She married Newton Maize on Feb. 17, 1925, in Wetumka. He preceded her in death Oct. 7, 1974. Also preceding her in death were her parents; a brother, Earl McKinley; and a sister, Mabel Pharoah.
Maize served with her husband as a licensed Assembly of God minister for several years. They pastored several churches in Oklahoma. In 1974, she moved to Tishomingo where she lived for the rest of her life. She was very active in the nursing home ministry until her health began to fail. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church.
She is survived by two sisters, Jo Woodall, Shawnee, and Dorothy Spear, Waxahachie, Texas; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Pallbearers will be the men of First Assembly God Church.
Services under the direction of Clark Funeral Service.
James L. White
Graveside services for James L. White, 71, of Norman, were at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Bradley Clifton officiating.
Born Feb. 8, 1930, at Rexroat to Charles Oliver and Lois Moody White, he died April 19, 2001, in a Norman nursing facility. He was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Beth McKnight.
A 1947 graduate of Healdton High School, he attended college at the University of Oklahoma. He was an Army veteran serving in the Korean War. He worked for Magnolia Oil Co. before becoming a truck driver for Dot Line Trucking Co., retiring in 1995. He was a Methodist.
Survivors include his mother of Norman; two daughters, Debbie Jackson, Lone Grove, and Terri White, Ardmore; a son, James Charles White, Lone Grove; five grandsons, Jason Jackson, Daniel Bulla, James White, Rance White and Stephen White; and two granddaughters, Kati Jackson and Holly Gaines.
Services are under the direction of Craddock Funeral Home.
RINGLING -- Graveside services for Gary Griffin, 52, of Ringling will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Ringling Memorial Cemetery with Bryan Spivey officiating.
Born Jan. 12, 1949, in Ardmore, to Charles and LaRue Dillon Griffin, he died April, 19, 2001, in Oklahoma City. He married Deborah Wade on June 6, 1983, in Fox.
A member of the United Methodist Church, he was a Vietnam veteran and an avid Ringling Blue Devils fan.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Brent Griffin, in 1984.
Survivors include his wife, a son, Wade Griffin, and a daughter, Keena Griffin, all of the home; his parents of Fox; two brothers, Jim Griffin and wife, Sherry, and Jon Griffin and wife, Sandy, Fox; and a sister, Carol Harris, and husband, Travis, Ardmore.
Bearers will be David Wallace, Jerry Don Tivis, Jim Griffin, Jon Griffin, Randy Wade and Burlin Wade. Honorary bearers are Roger Butler, Travis Harris and Michael Anderson.
Services are under the direction of Spivey's Reser Funeral Home, Healdton.
TISHOMINGO-- Services for Henry Black, 84, will be 2 p.m. Monday at Clark Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Tom Caldwell officiating. Interment will be at Tishomingo Cemetery.
Black was born Aug. 3, 1916, in Carter County to John and Annie Smith Black and died April 20, 2001, at his residence.
He married Clara Viola Davis June 11, 1932, in Tishomingo. She preceded him in death on Aug. 17, 1975. Others preceding him in death were five brothers and three sisters.
Black was a lifelong resident of the Tishomingo area and worked for the Tishomingo Water Department for many years.
He is survived by a son, Sammy Black, Tishomingo; four daughters, Clara Nash, Prague, Charlene Mathews and Darlene Tyler, Chickasha, and Barbara Sharp of the home; 17 grandchildren, and a host of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Sharp, Terry Hughes, Gary Pitman, Trevor French, Dale Tyler Jr. and John Davis.
Services under the direction of Clark Funeral Service.
RINGLING -- Graveside services for Carolyn Abshire, 57, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Ringling Memorial Cemetery with Jimmy Morris officiating.
Mrs. Abshire was born March 28, 1944, in San Francisco. She died April 19, 2001, in Ardmore.
She graduated from Ringling High School, moved to Oklahoma City and returned to Ringling in 1996. She was preceded in death by a brother, Cecil E. Mendenall.
Survivors include two daughters, Twilla Finch, Bethany, and Lynn Andrews, Edmond; her parents, Cecil and Ruby Mendenall, Ringling; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Spivey's Reser Funeral Home will direct services.
Earl Leonard McDonald
Services for Earl Leonard McDonald, 77, were at 10 a.m. today, April 20, 2001, at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father John Vrana and Father Juan Manuel Guerrero officiating. Interment was at St. Mary's Cemetery under the direction of Craddock Funeral Home.
Mr. McDonald was born July 7, 1923, at Texhoma, Texas, to Carl O. and Tressie Cline McDonald. He died April 17, 2001, following an extended illness.
Earl married Anne LaCamera on Oct. 14, 1944, at North Plainfield, N.J. He and Anne moved to Ardmore from New Jersey in 1990 following his retirement from Merck Pharmaceutical Inc. as a plant engineer.
Earl was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Ardmore and, before his illness, was in charge of St. Mary Cemetery. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Gainesville, Texas, Disabled American Veterans, Bonham, Texas, Masonic Lodge 31, Ardmore, India Shrine Temple of Oklahoma City and Order of Eastern Star, Mattie Bruce Chapter 440, Ardmore.
He was raised in Oklahoma during the Depression with his brothers and sisters and knew the hardships of life at an early age. He graduated from Madill High School in 1941 and was an installer for Southwestern Bell before enlisting in the Army Air Corps.
During World War II, he served as a B-24 tail gunner in the 49th Wing 484th bomb group of the 15th Air Force. He flew 43 missions over Northern Appennines, Po Valley, Rhineland, North Africa, Central Europe and Polesti oil fields. He was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received over Austria, the Air Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Good Conduct Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four Battle Stars, American Campaign and World War II Victory medals.
He had been a driver for the Shriners and transported many children to the Shriners Hospital in Shreveport, La. He sponsored several children in the area in need of medical help from the Shriners Hospital. He was always there for his family, friends, neighbors or anyone in need.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, Earl Jr., Ardmore, and Robert, Chatham, N.J.; two brothers, Sherl and Beryl, both of Ardmore; a sister, Theda Webb, Graham; four grandchildren, Mary K. Lemons, Marietta, Rebecca A. Willis, Ardmore, Robert McDonald II, Lavallette, N.J., and Damian J. McDonald, Eugene, Ore.; a great-grandson, Garrett Christopher Willis, Ardmore; and many beloved nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Bearers were Gary McDonald, Kenneth McDonald, Floyd Webb, Joe McDonald, Mike Whaley and Terry Bray.
Memorials may be made to Cross Timbers Hospice, Ardmore.