Mildred Sue Sellers
TISHOMINGO -- Services for Mildred Sue Sellers, 67, Bromide, will be 2 p.m. Monday at Corbin Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Allen HIcks officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery, Wapanucka.
Born Jan. 1, 1932, at Oklahoma City to Benjamin and Georgia O'Della Sloan Riffe, she died Jan. 29, 1999, at Oklahoma City. She was preceded in death by two bothers, Benjamin and Neal Riffe,; and one sister, Betty Jo Petty.
She graduated from Cement High School. On July 2, 1976, she married Walter Paul Sellers at Moore. Mrs. Sellers was a member of the First Christian Church at Moore and attended the Bromide Baptist Church for many years.
Survivors include her husband, of the home, one son, David H. Bagley, Lewisville, Texas; four daughters, Connie Truett, Bromide, Cathy Thompson and Pamela Carl, both Moore, and Patricia Bagley, Oklahoma City; one brother, Charles Riffe, Las Vegas; two sisters, Rogene Abney, Oakhurst, Calif., and Ann Cunnus, Aztec, N.M.; and seven grandchildren.
Bearers are Willie Kirkpatrick, Robert Boggs, Gary Reeder, John Wall and J.T. Deviney.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to any hospice organization.
George A. Christian
Graham -- Services for George A. Christian, 77, Fox, will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Hurshel Baker officiating. Interment will follow at Graham Cemetery.
Born July 9, 1921, at Stobtown to Francis Samuel and Mary Butler Christian, he died Jan. 28, 1999, in the Healdton hospital. He married Dorothy Kerbo, who preceded him in death in 1965. He later married Dorothy Lue Priest on Sept. 20, 1985. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Gladys Christian, Melvine Harold and Evelyn Pierce; and two brothers, James Marvin Christian and Lee Roy Christian.
Christian had worked in the oil fields. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II and a Purple Heart recipient. He attended the Assembly of God Church and was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; three daughters, Mary Kathern King, Newkirk, Shirley Lamb, Velma, and Nancy Smith, Countyline; three sons, George Christian Jr., Countyline, Henry Lee Christian, Healdton and Sammy Christian, Healdton; seven stepdaughters, Dianna Tivis, Loco, Dorothy O¹Daniel, Wilson, Becky Pruitt, Panama, Fla., Mary Priest, Wilson, Peggy Sloan, Ardmore, Patricia Turpin, Comanche and Twila Jordan, Wilson; one stepson, Jerry Priest, Wilson; three sisters, Marie Norton, Ratliff City, Shirley Hughes, Booneville, Ark. and Betty Morrow, Graham; two brothers, William Christian, Wapanucka and Donald Christian, Fox; 31 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.
Bearers are Bob Newman, Billy Dickerson, Patrick O¹Daniel, Jimmy O'Daniel, Jerry Priest and Travis Shaw.
Services are under the direction of Reser Funeral Home.
Lillie Mae Burns
GRAHAM -- Services for Lillie Mae Burns, 84, will be 2 p.m. Monday at Graham Baptist Church with the Rev. Dwight Hawkins officiating. Interment will follow at Bomar Point Cemetery, Wilson.
Born Dec. 4, 1914, at Elmore City to Ambros and Bertha Sparks Nicholson, she died Jan. 30, 1999, at a Marietta hospital. She was preceded in death by a son, Bobby Charles Burns on March 5, 1984; one sister, Anna Bell; two brothers, Edgar and Leon Nicholson; two grandsons and a granddaughter.
Reared at Ragtown, she attended and graduated from Dundee High School. She married Amos Paul Burns on Dec. 24, 1932. She and her husband moved to Graham in 1951. Mrs. Burns became the postmaster at Graham in 1970 and she served until her retirement in 1983. She was a member of Graham Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; two sons, James Burns, Thackerville and Richard Burns, Houston; one daughter, Patricia Bullard, Oklahoma City; two sisters, Lois Helen Burns, Ardmore, and Lucille Wilcox, Dundee, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; one stepgrandson; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Bearers are Paul Ray Martin, Paul Dean Martin, Danny Paul Martin, Darrin Langley, Glenn Langley and Nolan Brown, Honorary bearers are grandsons.
Visitation will be 3 to 6 pm. today at Alexander Funeral Home.
James L. Stubblefield
LONE GROVE -- Graveside services for James L. Stubblefield are scheduled for 4 p.m. today, Jan. 29, 1999, at Lone Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Bigger officiating.
Mr. Stubblefield was born June 5, 1909, in Montague County, Texas, to W.H. and Ellen Beam Stubblefield. He passed this life on Jan. 28, 1999, in Ardmore.
He and Velstal Battle were married on June 10, 1933, in Wilson, Okla. He had lived in Ardmore most of his life and was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church. He was retired from Cities Service Oil Corporation after 23 years of services as a gauger.
He is survived by his wife, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Ronnie Burns and Jerri and Thad Day, all of Ardmore; a sister, Estella Muse, Lone Grove; five grandchildren, Joe Burns, Kathi Blakley, Roger Day, Rodney Day and Kristi Reed; 10 great-grandchildren, Todd Blakley, Joe Ryan Snell, Justin Day, Eryn Day, Jacob Reed, Jessica Reed, Tyler Day and Kerra Day. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Herman Stubblefield, in 1967.
Serving as pallbearers are Joe Burns, Roger Day, Rodney Day, Mark Reed, Todd Blakley, Justin Day and Joe Ryan Snell.
Craddock Funeral Home will direct services.
Jimmy D. Reynolds
SULPHUR -- Graveside rites for Jimmy Don Reynolds, 51, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oaklawn Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Leveridge officiating.
Reynolds died Jan. 27, 1999, in Sulphur. He was born Sept. 3, 1947, at Davis, to Mike and Lavada Daniels Reynolds.
A resident of this area most of his life, he attended school at Hugo and Davis and worked as a laborer.
He is survived by a brother, Stoney, Sulphur. He was preceded in death by a brother, Junior.
Clagg Funeral Home will direct services.
Services for Eugene Vickrey will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Maxwell Avenue Church of Christ. Interment will follow at Mount Olive Cemetery in Healdton.
Born Dec. 15, 1915, at Healdton, to Robert E. and Idell Wade Vickrey, he died Jan. 28, 1999, in the Ardmore hospital.
The World War II veteran of the South Pacific Theatre retired from the U.S. Post office in 1971 after 30 years of service in Healdton. He was an Eagle Scout and recipient of the Silver Beaver Award. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Loretha, of the home; two daughters, Ruth Ann McNeill, Healdton, and Frances Waugh, Dallas, a son, Jon, Carlsbad, N.M.; two sisters, Lucile Cheatham, Tulsa, and Norene Baxter, Why, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Bearers are Andrew Jackson and grandsons Scott McNeill, Brett McNeill, Stephen McNeill, Ryan McNeill and Nicholas Waugh.
Memorials may be made to the Boy Scouts or the Healdton Alumni Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 771, Healdton, OK.
Craddock Funeral Home will direct services.
LaVita A. Clagg
DUNCAN -- Services for LaVita Ann Clagg, of Ratliff City, will be at 2 p.m. today at Bethesda Church of God, Duncan, with the Revs. Harold Methney and Joe Rushing officiating. Interment will be at New Velma Cemetery.
Mrs. Clagg died Jan. 27, 1999, in Ratliff City. She was born Aug. 31, 1944, at Hobart.
She married Kenneth Clagg Jan. 16, 1991, at Pruitt City. She lived in California then moved to the Countyline-Ratliff City area. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; mother, Opal Boatman, Velma; father, Woody Boatman, Countyline; daughter, Laura Prewitt, Clemscott, Michelle Perry, Lindsay, Teather Clagg, Chickasha; sons, David Libby, Land of Lakes, Fla., and Jerry Campbell, Ratliff City; sisters, Peggy Ponder, Ratliff City, and Virginia Bowman, Velma; brothers, Jay Boatman, Germany, and Tommy Boatman, Bray.; grandchildren, Kyle Prewitt, Skyler Prewitt, Aaron Libby, Taylor Libby, Kayla Perry, Cody Perry, Luke Perry, Jerry Campbell and Angelique Campbell.
Bearers will be David Ponder, Steven Ponder, Brent Perkins, Jimmy Clagg, Mark Perry, Richard Butler and Rickey Bowman Jr. Honorary are Stacy Bowman, Gary Criswell, Bill Hamstead and Rick Hodges.
Milburn Funeral Home, Ratliff City, will direct services.
Wilma H. Cloar
HEALDTON -- Graveside rites for Wilma Hester Cloar, 87, Hennepin, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Olive Cemetery, Healdton, with Roy Hannah officiating.
Mrs. Cloar died Jan. 26, 1999, in the Ardmore hospital. She was born Sept. 15, 1911, at Pittsburg, Texas, to George and Lenora Bullard Riley.
She lived most of her life in this area and was employed by Montgomery Wards for 22 years before she retired. She and Calvin Cloar were married Sept. 9, 1989, at Las Vegas.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; three brothers, Bob Riley, Denver, J.D. Atchley, Early, Texas, and Leonard Atchley, Midland, Texas; two sisters, Eleanor Parker, Dallas, and Grace Self, Brownwood, Texas; five stepchildren; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Reser Funeral Home, Healdton, will direct services.
Jerry R. Wayne Gilbert
SULPHUR -- Services for Jerry R. Wayne Gilbert, 71, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Vinita Avenue Church of Christ with Miles King and Johnny Elmore officiating. Interment will be at Drake Cemetery under the direction of Clagg Funeral Home.
Gilbert died Jan. 27, 1999, in Oklahoma City. He was born Sept. 10, 1927, at Nebo, to Knox and Dovie E. Hill Gilbert.
A lifetime resident of this area, he served in the Army during World War II and owned and operated Jerry's Shoe and Vacuum Cleaner Repair. He was a Church of Christ minister.
Survivors include three daughters, Janece Owens, Sulphur, Nina Pittman and Lenita Tuck, Norman; a son, Lawayne, Sulphur a sister, Analois Walker, Gaithersburg, Md.; three brothers, Donnie, Prague, Ozell and Dale, Sulphur; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Lorene Beaver; and two brothers, Kenneth and Delbert.
Bearers wil be Gerald Goodson, Chad Vandever, Dean Pittman, Bill Braden, Bob Shepard and George Hill. Honorary are George Pinkston, and Creed Saunders.
Christine E. Johnson
Funeral services for Christine Elizabeth Johnson, 87, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Griffin-Kennedy-Watts chapel. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Officiating will be Dr. Virgil Trout and the Rev. Roy Hannah.
Mrs. Johnson was born to the late Lem D. and Lillie Irene Petty on March 3, 1911, at Mannsville. She died in the local hospital Jan. 26, 1999.
She had lived in the Ardmore and Mannsville area all her life and was a member of Maxwell Avenue Church of Christ. She was a sales clerk, employed by J.C. Penney Co. before she retired in 1967. She married Edgar A. Johnson in Mannsville on Sept. 11, 1929. He preceded her in death on Oct. 17, 1998.
She is survived by a daughter, Joyce Wilson of Ardmore; a sister, Mavis Brummett of Madill; brother, Scott Morris Petty of Randlett; a grandson, David Wilson of Ardmore; and three great-grandchildren, Eric, Chris and Cory Wilson.
Pallbearers will be Bo Fore, Bill Bowden, Kenneth Murphey, John Cobb, Bill Hill and Sam Stearn.
Floyd J. Brown
Floyd J. Brown, 78, died Jan. 23, 1999, at the Oklahoma Veterans Center after an extended illness. Memorial services will be announced at a later date by Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home.
Born to Pete and Lewana Isom Brown Jan. 12, 1921, at Lubbock, Texas, he served in the Army during World War II and had lived in Ardmore 47 years, moving here from Duncan. He was a welder, a Baptist, and member of the National Rifle Association. He and Nina Lindsay Christopher were married May 9, 1997, in Ardmore.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, Harold, Duncan; a daughter, Kay Harris, Atlanta, Texas; a brother, Berry, Seminole, Texas; and sister, Ottavine Neeld, Pooleville. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jeanie Blevins.
Barbara F. Norris
TISHOMINGO -- Graveside rites for Barbara Faye Norris, 54, will be at 2 p.m. today at Tishomingo City Cemetery with the Rev. Joey Lansdale officiating.
Mrs. Norris died Jan. 25, 1999, in Oklahoma City. She was born Aug. 1, 1944, in Ardmore, to Fay and Beatrice Davis O'Dell.
She had lived in the Johnston County area most of her life and was a former teacher.
She is survived by two daughters, Kelley and Shelley Norris, Tishomingo; and three brothers, Charlie O'Dell, Tishomingo, Donald O'Dell, Milburn, and Donald O'Dell, Oklahoma City. She was preceded by a sister, Mary White; and two brothers, Weldon and Vernon Norris.
Corbin Funeral Home will direct services.
Edna Embry Chisum
GAINESVILLE, Texas -- Graveside services for Edna Embry Chisum, 89, Gainesville, are set for 3:30 p.m. today at Fairview Cemetery with Dr. Bennie R. Slack, pastor of First Baptist Church, officiating.
Mrs. Chisum died Jan. 25, 1999, at Muenster Memorial Hospital.
She was born Feb. 1, 1909, in Leon, Okla., to Clint and Myrtle Cagle.
She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Gainesville.
Survivors include her sisters, Lou Spencer and Lillie Eaton, both of Gainesville; granddaughter, Vicki Embry, Marietta; two great-granddaughters, Tori Embry, also Marietta, and Amy Adame of Lubbock, Texas; and great-great-granddaughter, Ashtyn Adame also of Lubbock.
She was preceded in death by her husband, W.C. "Bill" Embry Sr. in 1965; husband, Floy Chisum in 1996; son, W.C. Embry Jr. in 1978; and a grandson, W.C. "Bill" Embry III in 1996.
Carroll and Son Funeral Home will direct services.