Graveside rites for Ellen Hudgins, 99, will be 10 a.m. Monday at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. J.B. Lovelace officiating.
Born Jan. 8, 1900, in Texas to C.W. and Elizabeth Edwards Stinnett, she died Jan. 21, 1999, at a local health care facility. She married W.A. Hudgins on March 8, 1919, in Ardmore. He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a son, Calvin, 1994, and a sister, Vera Holder, in 1998.
Mrs. Hudgins had worked as a cook at several different local restaurants. She was a member of the Cheek Baptist Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Naomi Leinberger, Prescott, Ariz., Velma Montana, Mesa, Ariz., and Marg Salmon, Ardmore; 10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Services are under the direction of Craddock Funeral Home.
Victor 'Vick' Coleman
Services for Victor "Vick" Coleman, 79, will be 11 am. Monday at Griffin-Kennedy-Watts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Monty Baggett and the Rev. Terry Tolbert officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery.
Born Jan. 14, 1920, at Ardmore to Silas and Vivenia Coleman, he died Jan. 23, 1999, at his Ardmore residence. He was preceded in death by four sisters and one brother.
He married Isabel Jones on May 3, 1943, at Marietta. Coleman had lived in Ardmore all of his life and was the retired owner and operator of the Vick Coleman Paint and Body Shop.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; one son, Bill Coleman and his wife, Betty, Ardmore; two daughters, Judy Reid and her husband, Larry, and Barbara St. Clair, all Ardmore; four grandsons, Chris Anthony and his wife, Holli, Brett Coleman, Chad Anthony, and Jeff St. Clair and his wife, Amy; two great-grandsons; two stepgrandsons; two stepgranddaughters; and six stepgreat-grandchildren.
Bearers are John Yarbrough, Buzz Matheny, Chris Wheeler, Jim Posey, Jerrell D. Allen and Clarence "Red" Milburn. Honorary bearers are John Houchin, Bill Campbell, Thornton Kell, Jack McGahey, Ray Phillitte, Bob Hurte, and his golfing buddies at Lakeview Golf Course.
Memorials may be made to Cross Timbers Hospice, 1514 Meadow Lane, Ardmore, OK 73401.
Wilton W. 'Slick' Davenport
MARIETTA -- Services for Wilton W. "Slick" Davenport, 82, lifelong Love County resident, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Marietta with Chaplain Marty Ross officiating. Interment will be at Illinois Bend Cemetery in the community of Illinois Bend, Texas.
Mr. Davenport died Jan. 19, 1999, in Marietta. He was born to Henry Clay and Mary Katherine Allen Davenport at Courtney on May 20, 1916.
Slick grew up in Courtney where he attended school and was active in sports before graduating from Courtney High School. He had several occupations, including working in the oil fields and a car dealership. He retired from the Oklahoma State High Highway Department. He was preceded in death by a son, Kneilan "Kneil" Davenport; a sister, Annis Bullard; and three brothers, Buddy, S.F. "Jack," and H.C. "Jelly" Davenport.
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sheryl and Bill Winn of Atlanta, Ga.; and three grandchildren, Jason and Patrick Winn and Allison Hemingway.
Bearers will be Jason Winn, Patrick Winn, Lynn Davis, Justin Davenport, John Kelly Davenport and Darin Davenport.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Kennedy Funeral Home, Marietta.
Alexander Funeral Home, Wilson, will direct services.
RINGLING -- Memorial services for Elton Eubanks, 91, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. J.W. Ray officiating.
Mr. Eubanks died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, in a Ringling health care facility. He was born March 15, 1907, near Randlett, Indian Territory.
The son of J.P. and Eva Downs Eubanks, he graduated from Devol High School and the University of Oklahoma where he lettered in football his first year and was captain of the wrestling team his last three years. He maintained strong emotional and financial interests with the university all his life.
During the early years of World War II, he worked as a civilian in the shipyards in Los Angeles. He returned to Ringling and was drafted by the U.S. Army, went through basic training at Fort Belvedere, Va., and was assigned to the Manhattan Project in Los Alamos, N.M. After the war he returned to Ringling to farm and ranch. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ringling school board and had been president of the Rotary Club.
He and Elizabeth Gardner Marbut were married June 9, 1992, at Waurika.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth, of the home; a son and his wife, James Patrick and Connie Eubanks, Ringling; five grandchildren and their spouses, Russell and Mary Eubanks, Allen, Texas, Charles Elton "Bo" and Cindy Eubanks, Norman, Patrick Earl and Rhonda Eubanks, Ringling, Audene Eubanks, Norman, and Kimberly Dennis, Edna, Texas; a great-granddaughters, Harley Eubanks, Ringling; a sister, Thelma Scott, Ringling; and brother, Dewey Eubanks, Norman.
Reser Funeral Home will direct services.
Jack B. Glenn
HEALDTON -- Graveside rites for Jack B. Glenn, 83, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mount Olive Cemetery with the Rev. Jim May officiating.
Glenn died Jan. 21, 1999, in the local hospital. He was born April 19, 1915, at Bridgeport, Ill.
He lived in several towns in the state before moving to the Healdton area in 1927. He was a truck driver in the oil fields. He and Elise Anetha Owens were married March 13, 1933, in Wilson.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; five sons, Tommy, Kingston, Ray, Ardmore, Jimmy, Wilson, Jackie and Kenneth, Healdton; a daughter, Helen Ashley, Healdton; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a son, Johnny; two sisters, Woneda Slawson and Helen Rugierro; and two brothers, William and A.M. "Red" Glenn.
Bearers will be Jeremy Walck, Brian Scribner, Gus Ashley, Brad Glenn, Brian Allen and Mark Idleman. Honorary bearers are David Cormany and Tom Morrison.
Reser Funeral Home will direct services.
Roberta C. Stevenson
MILO -- Services for Roberta C. Stevenson, 97, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Jehovah Baptist Church, Milo, with the Revs. Elmer Toles Jr. and grandson Ricky McGee officiating. Interment will be at Jehovah Cemetery under the direction of Kirk-Dawson-Dillard Funeral Home.
Mrs. Stevenson died Jan. 20, 1999, in the local hospital. She was born Jan. 5, 1902, at Newport, to Ben and Lizzie Pickens.
She was a lifetime resident of Milo. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Stevenson in 1976; two children, Willie Louis and Lylese; a sister, Rena Wright; and brothers, Sim, Simuel, Clifford and John W. Pickens.
Survivors include four daughters, Lizzie Anderson, Milo, Rena M. Murphy, Blythesville, Ark., Essie Lawson and Esterine Scott, Ardmore; 45 grandchildren; 149 great-grandchildren; and 172 great-great-grandchildren.
Bearers will be grandchildren, Zeno Scott Jr., Floyd and James Anderson, Edgar "Billy" Godwin, Lynus Scott, Rankin and June Banks, Steffon and Sharon Lewis, May F. Jackson, Jessica Fagan, Merlene Lawson, Videll Gay and Sheila Johnson.
Clarence Bryant Jr.
Services with full military honors for Clarence Bryant Jr. will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Mary Niblack Baptist Church with the Rev. Timothy Ball officiating. Interment will be at Crinerville Cemetery under the direction of Craddock Funeral Home.
Bryant died Jan. 19, 1999. He was born Feb. 15, 1931, at Brock, to Clarence W. and Velma Smith Bryant.
During his 20-year career with the Navy he received medals for China Service, Navy Occupation and Service, Korean Service, National Defense, United Nations Service, Vietnam Service and the Vietnam Campaign. He was a member of Mary Niblack Baptist Church, VFW, Fleet Reserve Organization and American Legion.
Survivors include two daughters, Susan Bryant, Mesquite, Texas, and Heather Bryant, Outlook, Wash.; two sons, Jerry W., Mesquite, and David E., Seattle, Wash.; three sisters, Marie Cremer, Hartman, Ark., Wanda Neasbitt, Ardmore, and Ruth Garretson, Oklahoma City; a brother, Dub, Ardmore; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Cross Timbers Hospice, 1514 Meadow Lane, Ardmore, OK 73401; or Mary Niblack Church, HCR 70, Box 148, Ardmore, OK 73401.
Mildred J. Tillison
DAVIS -- Services for Mildred Juanita Tillison will be Friday, Jan. 22, 1999, at 11 a.m. at Fox Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Glen Beal and Rev. Johnny Beckmon officiating. Interment will be at Green Hill Cemetery in Davis.
Mrs. Tillison died Jan. 19, 1999, in a health care facility in Ardmore. She was born Feb. 7, 1920, in the community of Albany, Okla., near Durant, to Joe and Beulah Dickson Beal.
A resident of the Davis area most of her life, she married J.D. Tillison Sept. 3, 1938, in Ardmore, and was a charter member of the Assembly of God Church in Davis. Mrs. Tillison lived in Turner Falls Park for many years where she owned and operated a business. She was preceded in death by her husband May 21, 1996.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Joe Manley and Jerri Tillison, Albany, Mo.; a daughter and son-in-law, Faye and Haden Newman, Ardmore; a brother, Tom Beal, Gene Autry; two sisters, Sally Bromley, Ajo, Ariz., and Velda Cowart, Gulfport, Miss.; six grandchildren, Lyanne, Kathy, Karen, Jeff, Allen and Rhonda; several great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Randy Moore, Buck Wilson, John Huggins and Curtis Jones.
Arrangements were by Fox Funeral Home.
Ola Mae Gentry
SULPHUR -- Services for Ola Mae Gentry, 98, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Clagg Funeral Home chapel with Johnny Elmore and Jerry Gilbert officiating. Interment will be at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Gentry died Jan. 20, 1999, in Sulphur. She was born Sept. 20, 1900, at Drake, to James R. and Josie Peden Campbell.
A lifetime resident of this area, she married Archie W. Gentry Nov. 17, 1920, at Sulphur, and was a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her husband Aug. 14, 1963; a son, Norris; and daughter, Gerlene Denman.
Survivors include two daughters, Loetta Lemons and Marilyn Gilbert, Ardmore; a son, Allen, Everett, Wash.; 15 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Bearers will be Gary Lemons, Eddie Denman, Bobby and Tommy Gentry, and Brent and Craig Gilbert.
Glen W. Miller
PETERSBURG -- Graveside rites for Glen W. Miller, 83, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Petersburg Cemetery with Virgil Ridenour and Jimmy Taylor officiating.
Miller died Jan. 19, 1999, in the Healdton hospital after a brief illness. He was born Dec. 21, 1915, at Logansport, Ind.
He worked for RCA and as a cabinet maker in Monticello, Ind., then moved to Arizona and married Virgie Taylor Ballard Aug. 22, 1957, at Phoenix. They moved to Ringling in 1966. He was a commercial building construction worker, a member of Church of God Fellowship and United Brotherhood of Carpenters. His wife preceded him in death Sept. 6, 1996.
Survivors include three daughters, Ann Reedy, Mountain View, Ark., Lorene Zeck, Lake Cicott, Ind., and Helen Timms, Logansport, Ind.; two sons, Glenn, Goldsboro, N.C. and Bruce, Wilson; three stepsons, Ernie Ballard, Thackerville, Thomas and Tony Ballard, Ringling; a stepdaughter, Linda Hoggard, Fox; a brother, Gerald, Palm Springs, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren ; 13 stepgrandchildren; 13 step-great-grandchildren; and two step-great-great-grandchildren.
Bearers will be grandsons, Farrow Taylor, Terry and Sammy Hoggard Jr., Michael, Tony, Leonard, Micky, Kenny and Ernie Ballard Jr. Honorary bearers are great-grandsons, Justin Stephens, Cheyenne, Steven, Carston, Logan, Austin and Chris Ballard.
Reser Funeral Home will direct services.
Billy Joe Hester
WILSON -- Graveside rites for Billy Joe Hester, 73, Ardmore, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Hewitt Cemetery with the Rev. Monty Baggett officiating.
Hester died Jan. 19, 1999, in Ardmore. He was born Nov. 28, 1925, at Rexroat to Elmer and Dicie L. Stearns Hester.
Reared in the Rexroat-Wilson areas, he graduated from Murray State College and entered the Army, serving as a paratrooper during World War II. After his discharge he obtained his pilots license and was employed by Shell Oil Co. from 1951 until he retired in 1986. He lived in several towns in this area, in Wilson for 19 years and the past seven in Ardmore. He was a member of Hewitt Masonic Lodge 89, Wilson, and American Legion Post 0065, Ardmore. He and Alwanda G. "Shub" Acree were married Aug. 20, 1947, in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Survivors include his wife, of the home in Ardmore; a daughter, Carla Wood, Ardmore; two sons, Dennis, Wilson, and Danny, Ardmore; three grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren.
Bearers will be Dennis and Danny Hester, Alan and Cody Wood, Cory and Coby Moore. Honorary bearers will be Shell Oil Co. employees and retirees.
Alexander Funeral Home, Wilson, will direct services.
DAVIS -- Graveside services for Dessie Buckaloo, 75, were at 10 a.m. today at Green Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Johnny Beckman officiating.
Ms. Buckaloo died Jan. 19, 1999, at her home. She was born Feb. 19, 1923, in Marshall County, to John and Vera Buckaloo.
She lived in the Marshall County area before moving to Davis in 1945.
She is survived by sisters and brothers, Shirley Buckaloo, Abb Buckaloo and Dolly Lanney, all of Davis. She was preceded in death by three brothers, T.C., John Ed and Pete, whom she raised; and a sister, "Skinny" Cottrell.
Fox Funeral Home directed services.
Verl Gist Parks
SULPHUR -- Graveside services for Verl Gist Parks will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Oaklawn Cemetery with the Rev. Ray Tidwell officiating.
Mrs. Parks died Jan. 17, 1999, in Oklahoma City. She was born Aug. 30, 1928, in Clarita, to Lester "Red" and Linnie Russell White.
She is survived by her husband, Tom, Oklahoma; two daughters, Carlos Framme, Oklahoma, and Tommie Lane, California; a son, W.T., California; a brother, Weldon, White, Oklahoma; and a granddaughter. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Gwen and Kenneth White; a sister, Virginia White; and a granddaughter.
Fox Funeral Home will direct services.