Nigel Barnes Davidson
HEALDTON -- Services for Nigel Barnes Davidson, 73, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Reser Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Philip Fox officiating. Interment will be at Mount Olive Cemetery.
Mrs. Davidson died March 31, 1997, at her home. Daughter of C.C. and Irma Carpenter Herrell, she was born March 8, 1924, in Old Fox.
She lived in the Fox area most of her life, moving to Healdton 20 years ago from California. She had worked for Stromberg-Carlson in Ardmore and was also a nurse's aide at the Healdton hospital.
Survivors are a daughter, Nancy Singleton, Healdton; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.
Bearers will be Joe Rushing, Bill Beaird, Marion Ward, Robert Stubbs, Roy Shelton, Dan Stewart, James Smith and Joshua Rushing.
Eleanor G. O'Dell
Funeral services for Eleanor Gail Wilkes O'Dell will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 4, 1997, at First Christian Church. Dr. Douglas Miller will officiate. Interment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Eleanor Gail O'Dell was born in Ardmore on March 20, 1929, to Tom Lee and Fay Lee McLamore Wilkes. She died at her home on April 1, 1997, following an extended illness.
A lifelong Ardmore resident, she was a graduate of Ardmore High School, class of 1947, and attended North Texas University. She was married to J.C. O'Dell in Ardmore on Nov. 24, 1948. She was a member of First Christian Church where she was employed as a secretary before her retirement. She was a member of Bide-a-Wee Club. Before her illness she served as a Pink Lady with the volunteer services at Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, J.C. O'Dell, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael David O'Dell and Judy Grass, Oakton, Va., Kevin Neal O'Dell, Ardmore, Kathy O'Dell, Tulsa; two grandsons, Christopher Michael O'Dell, Tulsa, and James Colin O'Dell, Oakton, Va. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Tom Wilkes.
Pall bearers will be Sylvester Bergman, Dr. John Becker, Jeb and Rob Becker, Marvin Bridwell and Tom Brandt. Honorary bearers will be members of Bide-a-Wee Club and Ardmore High School class of 1947.
Memorials may be made to Crosstimbers Hospice.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Craddock Funeral Home.
C. Eldon Case
WILSON -- Services for Charles Eldon Case, 87, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Alexander Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Jim Gillum officiating. Interment will be at Bomar Point Cemetery.
Case died April 1, 1997, in a local health care facility. He was born Sept. 21, 1909, at Blessing, Texas, to Charles and Goldia DeBolt Case.
Reared in this area, he married Edna E. Frost Dec. 18, 1938, at Marietta, and owned and operated a garage from 1943 to the 1980s. He was a former Mason and member of First United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by a sister, Delpha Alexander Feb. 21, 1997.
He is survived by his wife, of the home.
Bearers will be Shaun Morphew, Jimmy Martin, Wayne Russell, Leslie Watson, Bo Ward and Johnny Turner.
Lonnie A. Damron
HICKORY -- Graveside rites for Lonnie Aaron Damron, 94, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Hickory Cemetery, Hickory, with the Rev. LaVern Farmer officiating.
Damron died April 1, 1997, in Davis. He was born Sept. 10, 1902, in Texas, to Ed and Lula Etts Damron.
He married Jenny Bebout in 1921 at Minco, and was a farmer/rancher before he retired. He was a Baptist and had lived at Hickory since 1972.
Survivors include two daughters, Nadine Patterson, Hickory, and Pauline Shipman, Midwest City; two sons, Lonnie Jr., Hickory, and Billy D., McGee, Miss.; a sister, Iona Murray, Hinton; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Roy.
Clagg Funeral Home will direct services.
Wanda M. Collier
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Graveside rites for Wanda Margaret Collier, 79, Ardmore, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Maple Hill Cemetery in Kansas City, Kan., with Clayton Cook officiating.
Mrs. Collier died April 1, 1997, in the local hospital. She was born May 24, 1917, in Milburn, to Joseph and Sylvia E. Calvin Thurlow.
She married William Thomas Collier June 28, 1946, in Kansas City, and had lived in Ardmore since 1988. She was a Catholic and a retired book binder.
She is survived by her husband, of the home. She was preceded in death by a brother, Carl Thurlow.
Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home will direct services.
Services for Freida Lynn Parker, 40, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Durwood Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Davis officiating. She will be in state at the church where the family will receive friends at 7 this evening. Interment will be at Nelda Cemetery under the direction of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home.
Ms. Parker died March 31, 1997. She was born Aug. 8, 1956, in Ardmore, and attended school in Dickson.
She is survived by two sons, Jamie C. Parker, Dickson, and Arlyn P. Jay, Ardmore; a daughter, Cheba Parker, Dickson; her mother, Pearl J. Marris, Dickson; four brothers, Sammy Parker, Dallas, Roger Marris, Heber City, Utah, Johnny and Eric Parker, Ardmore; three sisters, Angelia Marris, Dickson, Brenda Avila and Jeannie Parker, Ardmore; and grandmother, Sally Marris, Dickson. She was preceded in death by her father, Sam Parker Jr.; stepfather, Ralph Marris; and brother, Quannah Parker.
Bearers will be Alfred Bob, John Epperson, Joe Roberts, Rusty Douthit, Mike and Mark Joe.
Donna Houchin Peterson
Graveside rites for Donna L. Houchin Peterson will be at 1 p.m. Friday at McAlister Cemetery with the Rev. Bob Cloyde officiating.
Mrs. Peterson died April 1, 1997, in the Madill hospital. She was born Sept. 2, 1946, in Ardmore.
A resident of the Ardmore area most of her life, she had worked as a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell and also as a waitress.
Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Houchin, Ardmore; her mother, Chris Greer, Thornton, Colo.; a sister, Brenda S. Graham, California; two half brothers, James Houchin, Ardmore, and Billy Willingham, Thornton; and grandmother, Hazel Roberts, Thornton. She was preceded in death by a son, Sean Donovan, on March 19, 1988; and a daughter, Dawn Alisa Houchin.
Griffin-Kennedy-Watts Funeral Home will direct services.
Lula E. Roberson
THACKERVILLE -- Services for Lula Ethel Roberson, 91, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Thackerville First Baptist Church with the Rev. Casey Campbell officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Mrs. Roberson died April 1, 1997, in the local hospital. She was born July 28, 1905, at Thackerville, Indian Territory, to John and Caroline Bridges Smith.
A lifelong resident of Thackerville, she was a homemaker and member of First Baptist Church. She and Albert H. "Ab" Roberson were married Oct. 6, 1923, at Marietta. She was preceded in death by her husband Nov. 10, 1987; a grandson and great-grandson.
Survivors include four sons, Albert, Turlock, Calif., Leamon, Gainesville, Texas, Ray and Kennith, Thackerville; a daughter, Bernita Hayes, Wright City; 13 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Bearers will be Hack Mullins, John Bond, James Maggard, Charles Young, James and Jiggs Wade. Honorary bearers are great-grandsons, Jimmy Lewis, David, Mark and Josh Parker, Ben, Brian and Brandon Sizemore, Bobby and Travis Harper, Cody, Clint, Zach and Brennan Roberson.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 this evening at Kennedy Funeral Home, Marietta.
Juan A. "Johnny" Campos
Services for Juan A. "Johnny" Campos, 75, will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Durwood Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Davis officiating. Interment in Durwood Cemetery.
He died April 4, 1997, in a local hospital after a brief illness.
Born April 5, 1921, in Mexico, he had been an Ardmore resident 40 years. He and Amelia "Soya" Shoemaker were married Dec. 18, 1959, in Marietta. She preceded him in death Jan. 9, 1992.
Mr. Campos was a member of the Durwood Baptist Church and the Chickasaw Senior Citizens Association. He had been an employee of Pruitt Produce and Nance Pecan Company.
Survivors include three sons, Gary, Charles and Arnold, all of Ardmore; three daughters, Betty Baptist, Linda Tahermandarjani and Jean Stapleton, all of Ardmore; a brother, Manuel Gonzales, Fort Worth, Texas; a sister, Ventura Campos, Fort Worth, Texas; 20 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Frances Garcia, and a son; Joe Brown.
Bearers will be Baback Tahermandarjani, Derrick Eades, A.J. Lewis, Jeff St. Clair, David Garcia Jr. and Bobby Thomas.
Services under the direction of the Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home.
Graveside services for J.B. Clements, 78, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. John Wackler officiating.
Clements died April 3, 1997, in Ardmore.
He was born Sept. 21, 1918, in Ardmore, to Jasper and Gertrude Hatfield. He married Gwendolyn Gronley, June 29, 1951, in Long Beach, Calif.
Clements served in the U.S. Navy and Air Force during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a life member of American Legion Post 65, a member of the DAV, the VFW, the Military Memorial Museum and a charter member of the Oklahoma Sheriff's Association.
Other survivors include three sisters, Jean Parker, Pat Hicks and Grace Clark, all of Ardmore. He was preceded in death by one son, Marshall Clements and one daughter, Mattie Parlin Ballew.
Memorials may be sent to the Military Memorial Museum.
Craddock Funeral Home is in charge of services.
DAVIS -- Services for Linnie Hicks will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Delbert Belcher and Junior Thomas officiating. Interment will be at Green Hill Cemetery under the direction of Fox Funeral Home.
Mrs. Hicks died April 2, 1997 in Pauls Valley. She was born May 17, 1911, in Montague County, Texas, to William and Nettie Miller Gentry.
She married Floyd Hicks May 20, 1929, at Frederick and had lived in Davis since that time. She was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1975; a daughter, Cora Pullen in 1984; nine brothers and sisters.
Survivors include a daughter, Linda S. Hicks, Davis; a sister, Ruby Benevedes, Fresno, Calif.; a brother, Jim Gentry, Frederick; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
WILSON -- Graveside services for Joan Caldwell, Winnsboro, La., will be 2 p.m. Monday at Bomer Point Cemetery, Wilson.
Mrs. Caldwell, 57, died April 4, 1997, in a Monroe, La. hospital after an extended illness.
A homemaker, she was a member of the Life Tabernacle Apostolic Church, Winnsboro.
Survivors include her husband, James Caldwell, of the home; three sons, James B. Johnson Jr., El Reno, Johnnie Ples Johnson and Carey Glen Johnson, both of Winnsboro; a stepson, Jimmy Don Caldwell; her mother, Louise Jenkins, Winnsboro; two sisters, Lucille McManus, Kokomo, Miss. and Sonya Odessa Jenkins, Winnsboro; one brother, Curtis Jenkins, Fort Worth, Texas; and nine grandchildren.
Alexander Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
Jennifer C. Moore
HOLDENVILLE -- Graveside rites for Jennifer Corine Moore, 65, Marietta, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.
Mrs. Moore died April 3, 1997, in a Marietta health care facility. She was born June 25, 1931, at Holdenville, to Virgil and Cora Lee.
She was reared in Holdenville and had lived most of her adult life in the Ardmore area.
She is survived by two daughters, Patricia McCage, Marietta, and Vickie Clark, Ardmore; a son, Denny, Marietta; four brothers, Larry Lee, Holdenville, Donald Lee, Bangor, Maine, Lindsey and Robert Lee, Oklahoma City; three sisters, Marjoire Hanks, Archer City, Texas, Darla Farmer and Johnnie Bunch, Ada; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Gary Lee; and sister Delores Travels.