Gan W. K. Johnston
HEALDTON -- Services for Gan Johnston, 76, will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim May officiating. Interment will be at Milo Cemetery, Milo, under the direction of Reser Funeral Home.
Johnston died April 23, 1997, at the Ardmore veterans center. He was born July 25, 1920, at Tecumseh, to Gan W. and Hazel Johnston.
He graduated from Classen High School in Oklahoma City and received the Purple Heart while serving with the Army Air Corps during World War II. He worked for Honeywell Resources in California and also in the oil fields. He and Ila Jean Henson Mobley were married April 16, 1984, at Gainesville, Texas.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; a stepson, Jim Yancy, Houston; a brother, Richard, Denton, Texas; two sisters, Hazel Rozzell, Oil City, and Margie Harrington, Ardmore; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Bearers will be Donnie Slawson, Richard DeLano, Gary Walker, Allen Murray, Terry Rozzell and Glen Buck. Honorary bearers are Howard and Harold Rozzell.
FOX -- Services for Loree Knipe, 78, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Fox Baptist Church with the Revs. Roy Lucas and Bob Keck officiating. Interment will be at Mount Olive Cemetery, Healdton.
Mrs. Knipe died April 22 1997, in the Healdton hospital after a sudden illness. She was born July 12, 1918, in Jack County, Texas, to Dave and Tavie Pitts Cross.
She was reared in Archer City, Texas, and married Jay Knipe on July 10, 1936, at Lawton. She had lived in the Fox-Ratliff City area since 1948 and had been employed by the Fox post office 18 years. She was a member, teacher and leader of young people at Fox Baptist Church and has also been a Cub Scout Den Mother.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; two daughters, Frances Lewellen, Graham, and Judy Edwards, Norman; two sons, Monty, Tarpon Springs, Fla., and Jamie, Healdton; a sister, Laverne Meanders, Denver; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Les Cross.
Bearers will be Jay Jones, Bobby Davis, Tom Worsham, James Tow, Michael and John Perdue.
Reser Funeral Home will direct services.
Eneth O. Stockton
SULPHUR -- Services for Eneth Ora Stockton, 100, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Clagg Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Roland Earsom officiating. Interment will be at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Stockton died April 23, 1997, in Davis. She was born Sept. 18, 1896, at Oxford, Kan., to Oliver P. and Anna King Harrison.
She married Con Earl Stockton June 20, 1915, at Mountain View, and had been a resident of Sulphur since 1919. She worked in the office of Railway Express and was active in the PTA in Sulphur schools 20 years. She was a member of First Christian Church, charter member of the Shubert Music Club, and had been active in Eastern Star since 1921, serving as worthy matron in 1925 and as state grand worthy matron in 1954. Her husband preceded her in death Dec. 14, 1975.
Survivors include two sons, Melvin, Wheaton, Ill., and King E., Tulsa; and four grandchildren.
SULPHUR -- Services for Ted Daugherty, 84, were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Clagg Funeral Home chapel with L.A Payne officiating. Interment was at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Daugherty died April 22, 1997, in Sulphur. He was born March 9, 1913, at Iona, to Frank and Mary L. Byrd Daugherty.
He attended school at Iona and had lived in this area all his life. He was a farmer. He and Pearl Lutts were married Dec. 17, 1933, at Iona. She preceded him in death Aug. 7, 1994.
Survivors include two sisters, Beuna and Mabel Daugherty, Oklahoma City; a brother, Jack, Lindsay; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was also preceded by a son, Bill; and great-grandson.
Bearers were Les Herring, Don McCracken, Paul Ozbirn, Paul Aaron, Brian Blalock and Richard Billings.
Kathlyn A. Hollingsworth
DUNCAN -- Services for Kathlyn A. Hollingsworth, 77, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Immanuel Baptist Church in Duncan. Interment will be at Duncan City Cemetery under the direction of Grantham Funeral Home.
Mrs. Hollingsworth died April 22, 1997, in the Healdton hospital. She was born Oct. 17, 1919, at Soper.
She married Lewis Daniel Hollingsworth June 12, 1937, at Eaves City, and had lived in Duncan since 1965. Her husband died March 6, 1997.
Survivors include a daughter, Sue Walker, Fox; two sons, Ronald, Mableton, Ga., and Charles, Haysville Kan.; three sisters, Jeri Barbour, Justin, Calif., Nell McKee, Gilmer, Texas, and Beth Tucker, Wilson; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Bearers be grandsons Terry, Alan and Brian Thacker, Heman, Jason, Kris and Kevin Hollingsworth.
GAINESVILLE, Texas -- Services for Love County native Thelma Johnson, 89, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Clement-Keel Funeral Home, Gainesville. Interment will be at New Rest Haven Memorial Park.
Mrs. Johnson died April 22, 1997, in the local hospital. She was born May 14, 1907, in Love County ,Indian Territory, to C.A. and Zettie Moore Sadler.
She married Benjiman F. Johnson Sept. 17, 1930, at Durant. He preceded her in death March 15, 1997.
She is survived by a daughter, Carolyn Straw, Richardson, Texas; and two grandchildren.
Johnny C. Sharp
Services for Johnny Calvin Sharp will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Kennedy-Watts Chapel with Dr. Walt Spradling officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Sharp died April 24, 1997, in the local hospital. He was born July 29, 1948, in Ardmore.
He was a Baptist and had lived in Ardmore most of his life.
He is survived by his mother, Margie Cacy; two brothers, Charles and Paul, all of Ardmore; and a sister, Audrey Buford, Greenville, Texas.
Honorary bearers are all friends.
Belva J. Trovato
Services for Belva June Trovato will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Griffin-Kennedy-Watts Chapel with Father John Vrana officiating. Interment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Trovato died here April 2, 1997. She was born April 12, 1930, in Ardmore.
She married Joe Trovato June 19, 1944, at Marietta, and had lived in Ardmore since 1973, moving here from Pittsburg, Pa. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Ardmore Moose Lodge, and Elkettes.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; a son, Joseph; six daughters, Carol Ammons, Lone Grove, Patty Ragano, Pittsburg, Annette Walker, Marietta, Marji Hofferber, Joann Trovato and Rose Knight, Ardmore; her mother, Marjorie Maxwell, Ardmore; 15 grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Bearers will be Richard Fosbury, Dean Walker, Jack Herndon, Stacey Hofferber, Charlie Ammons and Nick Ragano.
Dr. James A. Wright
Services for Dr. James A. Wright will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Kennedy-Watts Chapel with the Rev. Bernie Cope officiating. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Wright died April 2, 1997, in a local health care facility.
James Wright had been ill for some time and seemed to be growing weaker each day. This was true of his physical condition, but not his mental state.
From his bed, and with a clear mind, he gave me the story of his life. His education began in Durant, and he graduated from high school and later graduated from Southeastern State College with his bachelor of arts degree. From Durant he went to Stillwater and earned his master's degree.
James was in the first draft of 1940. He served in the 148th field artillery, the 45th Division. He was awarded the Legion of Merit for his outstanding and courageous service. The Italian government gave him the Military Cross of Valor. This medal could be compared to the United States Congressional Medal of Honor.
After his years of service with the United States Army in World War II, he went to Chicago and studied optometry at the Illinois College of Optometry. He practiced optometry in Oklahoma City for 11 years, and retired because of ill health.
Jim also taught school. He remembers most vividly having taught at Wright City, Dundee, Maud, and Burbank. With a twinkle in his eye, he said he taught from the Red River to the Kansas border. He coached the freshman football team one year at Oklahoma A&M. He was also an insurance adjuster for many years previous to his retirement. Jim was a Master Mason of Bethany Lodge 529. He was a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge.
He leaves to mourn his passing a sister, many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
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.
Thelma 'Babe' Morgan
MARIETTA -- Services for Thelma "Babe" Morgan, 95, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Kennedy Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Tommy Higle officiating. Interment will be at Burneyville Cemetery.
Mrs. Morgan died April 3, 1997, in a Ringling health care facility. She was born Feb. 19, 1902, at Burneyville, Indian Territory, to Plez and Annie Phelps Davis.
A lifetime resident of Love County, she was a homemaker and the widow of L.A. Morgan who died Aug. 2, 1976. She was a member of First Baptist Church and a former volunteer at the Senior Citizens Center.
She is survived by a sister, Lola Marquardt, Ringling.
Bearers will be nephews.
Lillian Goodson Rackley
MARIETTA -- Graveside rites for Lillian Goodson Rackley, 84, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Lakeview Cemetery with the Rev. Casey Campbell officiating.
Mrs. Rackley died April 3, 1997, in the local health care facility. She was born Sept. 27, 1912, in Love County, to Robert L. and Ada Featherstone Harris.
She was a lifetime resident of Love County, a homemaker and a Baptist. She married George V. Goodson June 3, 1933, at Thackerville. She was preceded in death by her husband May 11, 1952; three brothers; and a sister.
Survivors include three sons, Larry Goodson, Sherman, Texas, Verlin Goodson, Yukon, and Bobby Goodson, Mesa, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at Kennedy Funeral Home.
Myrtle I. Roe
SHAWNEE -- Services for Myrtle I. Roe, 89, were held this morning at Roesch-Walker Funeral Home Chapel in Shawnee. Interment was at Tecumseh Cemetery.
Mrs. Roe died April 1, 1997, in a Shawnee hospital. She was born June 13, 1907, at Asher.
She moved from Asher to Shawnee 53 years ago and was the widow of W.C. Roe who died Jan. 26, 1987.
Survivors include a son, Donal, Ardmore; two grandsons; and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Oak Park Church of God where she was a member.
Lloyd H. Brown
WILSON -- Graveside rites for former resident Lloyd H. Brown, Midland, Texas, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Keller Cemetery, Wilson.
Brown died April 2, 1997, in Midland. He was born March 7, 1916, at Wirt, to Jessie and Lillie Brown.
Reared in Carter and Johnson counties, he married Faye Bonds May 1, 1938, and retired from Permian Corp after 18 years of service.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, Lloyd, Midland; two brothers, Claude, Oklahoma City, and Doyle, Mustang; a sister, Geneva Myrick, Seminole; three grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Ellis Funeral Home will direct services.