Jess Mitchell Jr.
Services for Jess Mitchell Jr., Lone Grove, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at CrystalRock Cathedral with the Revs. Bill Smith and Leo Potts officiating. Interment will be at Lone Grove Cemetery under the direction of Craddock Funeral Home.
Mitchell died March 8, 1997, at his home. He was born Jan. 2, 1924, at Lone Grove, to Jess and Grace Lewis Mitchell.
He had lived in the Lone Grove area all his life and was co-owner of the Jess and Greg Mitchell Car Hut. Mitchell was the first mayor of Lone Grove and was involved in the town's incorporation during the 17 years he served. At one time, he owned the American Motor, Nissan, Toyota dealership, was employed by Frank Crosby DeSoto- Chrysler Co., was a home builder and operated a dry cleaners in Healdton. He also showed movies at community centers in small towns.
Survivors include his wife, Louese, of the home; three daughters, Gayle Rabe, Wilson, Jessica Cole, Norman, and Paula Graves, Lone Grove; two sons, Greg, Lone Grove, and Aaron, North Richland Hills, Texas; a sister, Dorothy McKown, Ardmore; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Phillip, in 1980.
Bearers will be David Price, Glen Rabe, Jim McKown, Brian Roberts, Wayne Beard and Jack Gunter.
William N. Landrum Sr.
Services for William N. Landrum Sr., 90, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Emmanuel Baptist Church with the Revs. Claud Williams and Donny Custar officiating. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Marietta.
Born to Charles and Oda M. Norman Landrum Jan. 16, 1907, at Durant Indian Territory, he died March 7, 1997, in the local hospital following an extended illness.
A resident of Marietta before moving to Ardmore in 1976, he was employed by Shell Oil Co. 18 years before he retired and became a rancher. He was a member of Eastside Baptist Church. He and Dorothy C. Houser were married Feb. 20, 1931, at LaPorte, Texas. She preceded him in death Sept. 24, 1990.
Survivors include three sons, William, Jr., Ardmore, Richard L, Austin, Texas, and George A., Waldron, Ark.; a daughter, Dorothy Caldwell, Bakersfield, Calif.; two sisters, Odette Landrum, Ardmore; and Wilda Godwin, Oklahoma City; two brothers, Gene, Ardmore, and Wallis, Pacific, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Bearers will be Joe Colley, Max Clark, Charles Campbell, Jerry Landrum, Jerry Hanson and David Stewart.
Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home will direct services.
Funeral services for Mattie Kirk, 103, will be Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. in Harvey-Douglas Chapel with the Rev. Monty Baggett officiating. Interment will follow at Restland Cemetery in Olney, Texas.
Mrs. Kirk was born Nov. 22, 1893, at Belcherfield, Texas. She passed away March 8, 1997, in a local health care facility following an extended illness.
She was married to Charles Henry Kirk. He preceded her in death Sept. 5, 1968.
Mrs. Kirk was a homemaker and had been a resident of Ardmore since 1977, moving here from Wichita Falls, Texas. She was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by a son, Bill of Kenosha, Wis.; and several nieces and nephews, among them Gloria Bliss of Ardmore.
Services will be under the direction of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home.
Ezekiel Lomax 'Max' Dawson
HEALDTON -- Funeral service for Ezekiel Lomax "Max" Dawson, age 96, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, 1997, in the First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Russell Cheatham and Dr. Robert W. Allen will officiate with interment in Mount Olive Cemetery.
Mr. Dawson died Saturday morning, March 8, 1997, in a Tulsa retirement center after a short illness.
Born Dec. 28, 1900, at Cloud Chief Indian Territory, to William David and Mary Margaret Martin Dawson, he spent his youth on the family farm in Cloud Chief, surrounded by his older half-sister, Ada Crain, and his four younger brothers and sisters, Paul, Lewis, Mary and Lucy.
After finishing his education he became a school teacher in the Queen Esther School near Gotebo. The school term lasted six months in this one-room school house and he supplemented that income by picking cotton. A short time later he moved to Oklahoma City where he studied law and became a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association in 1923. He maintained that membership until he was 91 years old.
In the mid-1920s Mr. Dawson relocated to Carter County where he met Laura "Naoma" Edwards and they were later married on Sept. 16, 1926. They remained in Carter County most of their married life, raising four daughters, Betty, Dolores, Shirley and Linda. His wife, Naoma, preceded him in death on Oct. 20, 1984. He remarried in 1985, however, that marriage ended in an amicable separation. In 1989 Mr. Dawson moved to Tulsa to be closer to his family.
Mr. Dawson joined the First United Methodist Church in January 1929. He was a founding member of the Men's Brotherhood, served as church treasurer for many years and sang with several groups from the church. Through his life his activities included square dancing, country and western dancing, polka dancing, bowling, playing dominoes and always music, singing, recording, sharing, etc.
Besides teaching and practicing law, he worked as an accountant for Kewanee Oil Co., retiring after more than 40 years of service. He served 17 years on the Dundee School Board, was director of the Oklahoma State School Boards Associations Inc., and was treasurer of the Healdton School board for many years. He authored "The Cheyenne Arapaho Country," and many short stories and poems. He retired from Brady's Welding and Machine Shop.
He is survived by his four daughters and their husbands, Betty and Jack Graham, Tulsa, and her children, Marcia Waul Allen and Gary Waul; Dolores and Bob Barbour, Harrison, Ark.; Shirley and Fred Wenn, Casper, Wyo., and their children, Kathy Wenn Fritze and Clint Wenn, and Linda and Don McCarthy, Denver, Colo., and their son, Jose; and his eight great-grandchildren, Kevin and Lindsey Allen, Bobby, Tommy and Janae Fritze, and Rhiannon, Connie and Will Wenn. He was preceded in death by all his brothers and sisters.
Bearers will be Robert Allen, Kevin Allen, Gary Waul, Clinton Wenn, Bill Brady and Mike Brady. Honorary bearers are Robert Barbour and Fred Wenn.
Reser Funeral Home will direct services.
Russell E. McLain
Services for Russell Edward McLain were scheduled for 10 a.m. today at the House of Prayer with the Rev. Larry Murray officiating. Interment was at Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Craddock Funeral Home.
McLain died March 9, 1997, in Ardmore. He was born March 15, 1932, at Freeport, Ill., to Lloyd and Irene McLain.
He retired from the Air Force July 31, 1969, after 20 years of service and moved from Fort Worth, Texas, to the Ardmore area in 1974. He was a member of the House of Prayer. He and Marcia Rae Spurlock were married June 30, 1951, in Ardmore.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two daughters, Kathy Keeton, Ardmore, and Marsha R. Wesbrook, Fort Worth; two sons, Robert, Ardmore, and Rusty, Fort Worth; a brother, Sonny, Freeport, Ill.; and two grandchildren.
Bearers were Glenn Aulds, Russell Keeton, Eddie and Paul L. Almon, Carroll and Randy Hendershott.
SULPHUR -- Services for Ocie Powell will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Cowley-Krien Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Powell died March 10, 1997, in the local hospital. She was born here Jan. 29, 1912, to William L. and Ola DeLay Preast.
She worked at a cleaners in Oklahoma City and returned to Sulphur in 1996. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Kay; three brothers, Charlie, Roy and Bernard Preast; and two sisters, Locke Rainey and Reatha Manddernact.
She is survived by a brother, Percy Preast; and sister, Ruby Moss, both of Sulphur.
Jerry D. Bolles
WILSON -- Services for Jerry D. Bolles, 59, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Rex Moffatt officiating. Interment will be at Hewitt Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home.
Bolles died March 9, 1997, in the Ardmore hospital. He was born July 3, 1937, at Rexroat, to Ernest and Violet R. Thomas Bolles.
Reared at Rexroat, he married Patricia P. LaMascus April 29, 1961, at Healdton, and lived Wilson before moving to Lone Grove in 1967. The Army veteran worked in the oil fields for Bullards and Frontier Oil companies. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Ernest Jr., Granville "Corky," and Bill; and a sister, Margree Carlock.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, Gregory C., Lone Grove; two daughters, Sherri Meize, Houston, and Susan Dodd, Lone Grove; two sisters, Myrtle Worsham, Wilson, and Armentha Waldron, Seymour, Texas; four brothers, Pete, Pruitt City, Don, Wilson, Terrell and Gene, Ardmore; and six grandchildren.
Bearers will be Harry Worsham, Lynn Bolles, Todd Collett, Raymond, Russell and Richard Moffatt.
Jerry D. Black
RINGLING -- Services for Jerry Dale Black, 51, will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Gospel Tabernacle with Grady McCord and Jimmy Morris officiating. Interment will be at Ringling Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home.
Born Nov. 16, 1945, at Ringling, to John W. and Doin J. Perkins Black, he died March 10, 1997, in the Ardmore hospital.
He was reared in Ringling and in 1964 moved to California where he was an evangelist and a roofer. He returned to the Ringling area two years ago.
Survivors include four sons, Johnny, Jimmy, Jesse and Jerry; his mother and stepfather, Doin and Richard Morgan; and sister, Pam Stewart, all of Ringling; a brother, Michael, Hurst, Texas; stepsister, Eva Gullo, Shreveport, La.; and eight grandchildren.
Bearers will be Jesse Black, Ronnie Acox, Dennis Hawkins, Johnny Higdon, Dan Stewart and Gary Bracken. Honorary bearers are Will Bracken, Mike Stewart, James Higdon, Ronnie Acox Sr., Charlie Cargile and Keith Blankenship.
Graveside rites for Selma Lloyd will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 13, 1997, at Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Billy Smith officiating.
Born on Oct. 23, 1917, in Roff, Okla., to Walter and Pearl Hooper Rushing, Mrs. Lloyd died March 10, 1997.
She moved to Ardmore in 1934 from Healdton and had worked as a waitress and cook in several restaurants. She was married to Henry Guess. He preceded her in death in 1947. She then married Fred Harold Lloyd. He preceded her in death in 1971. She was of the Baptist faith.
A few special people made Selma's last months and weeks more bearable due to their affection and care for her: Her sister-in-law, June Rushing; her niece, Nicki Holt; Lavera Meadows; the Rev. Wackler; the hospice nursing staff; her lifelong friend, Patsy Debord; and the "Angel" of Cross Timbers Hospice, Lena Bettes.
Survivors include her son, James David Guess of Porter, Okla.; a daughter, Lou Antha Hensley of Ardmore; and three grandsons, Robert and Michael Hensley, and Richard Guess. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Elmer, Charles and Jesse.
Services will be under the direction of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home.
Beatrice F. Gooch
Graveside rites for Beatrice F. Gooch will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Hillcrest Memorial Park with Dr. Wade Paschal officiating.
Mrs. Gooch, who died March 11, 1997, in a local health care facility, was born June 1, 1916, at Eastman.
She was a retired beauty operator and member of First United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oliver, Oct. 28, 1981.
She is survived by a son, Billy E.; three brothers, Jack, Kenneth and Harold Hensley; and a sister, Jewell Hays, all of Ardmore.
Griffin-Kennedy-Watts Funeral Home will direct services.
Donald R. Adams
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Services for Donald Ray Adams will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Chapel of Remembrance under the direction of Temple and Sons Funeral Directors in Oklahoma City. Interment will be at Rose Hill Burial Park.
Adams, 45, was born July 8, 1951, in Baton Rouge, La. He died March 9, 1997.
Reared in Baton Rouge he moved to Oakland, Calif., to Tulsa, then to Oklahoma City where he married Dena Thomas on March 6, 1993, and they opened D&D Gumbo Restaurant. The franchise was moved to Ardmore and the restaurant was renamed Scooter's Cajun Restaurant.
Survivors include his wife; and daughter, Shancika Thomas, of the home; a son, Prince J. Martin, Tulsa; his mother, Rosie Adams, Oakland; his father, McKinley McBath, East Baton Rouge; three sisters, Linda Adams, East Baton Rouge, Shirrill Bateman and Greer Adams, Oakland; and brother, Walter Bateman Jr., also Oakland. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Essence.
WAPANUCKA -- Graveside rites for Mamie Maytubby, 89, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Rose Hill Cemetery, Wapanucka, with the Rev. Bouie officiating.
Born Dec. 30, 1907, at Chickasha, to Albert and Annie Jordon, Mrs. Maytubby died March 9, 1997, in a local hospital.
She married Monroe "Cub" Maytubby Oct. 27, 1931, near Wapanucka, and they moved to California, living in Lamont and Bakersfield, before returning to Wapanucka in 1969. She was a member of Wapanucka Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by a daughter in 1948.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; a daughter, Faye Harris, Lamont; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Smith Funeral Home, Tishomingo, will direct services.
Christine 'Chris' Winkler
TISHOMINGO -- Services for Christine "Chris" Winkler will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Smith Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Perry Crisp officiating. Interment will be at Tishomingo Cemetery.
Mrs. Winkler, 78, died March 10, 1997, in the local hospital. She was born Oct. 22, 1919, in Wapanucka, to Joe J. and Lucy G. Ownsley.
She owned a beauty shop for many years in Tishomingo and was a member of First Baptist Church. She was the widow of Jeff Winkler. She was also preceded in death by two daughters, Joyce and Carol.
She is survived by two sons, Joe McCarthy, Tishomingo, and Larry Winkler, Moore; a daughter, Pat Fox, Wichita Falls, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.