Opal Lee Elmore
LOCO -- Family graveside rites for Opal Lee Elmore, 88, will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Loco Cemetery with Mr. Kevin Keenan officiating.
Mrs. Elmore died Aug. 21, 1997, in a local health care facility. She was born Oct. 1, 1908, to John and Ada Johnson Tucker.
She and W.J. Elmore were married Oct. 26, 1925, in Ardmore. He preceded her in death Feb. 1, 1988. She was a Methodist and homemaker and had been a resident of Ardmore since 1971.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, John G. and Patsy Elmore of Ardmore; three granddaughters, Jana Weichbrodt of Ardmore, Cindy Orr of Ardmore, and Jennifer Wheeler of Albuquerque, N.M.; four great-granddaughters; and two great-grandsons.
Pallbearers will be Rick Orr, John Orr, Justin Orr, A.N. Almon, J.C. Keenan and Randy Weichbrodt.
Memorials may be made to Cross Timbers Hospice.
Marynette L. Parker
Funeral services for Marynette L. Parker, 78, will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug., 19, 1997, at Emmanuel Baptist Church with the Revs. Jimmy Harness and Donny Custar officiating. Interment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Daughter of the late W.G. and Cooper Williams Lamb, she was born Dec. 17, 1918, in Pontotoc County, and died Aug. 16, 1997, in an Oklahoma City hospital following a lengthy illness.
Mrs. Parker lived in Ardmore all her life and married Harold N. Parker on June 27, 1936, in Ardmore. She was a homemaker and lifetime member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, where she played piano and organ for more than 50 years.
Survivors include her husband, Harold, of the home; a daughter, Maryanne Elmore, Ardmore; three grandsons and their wives, Brad and Venita Elmore, Rodney and Cathy Elmore, and Kelly and Tammy Elmore, all of Lone Grove; a granddaughter and her fiance, Sidney Word and Mike Edwards, Ardmore; three great-granddaughters, Jimi Word, Ardmore, Kelsey and Rylee Elmore, Lone Grove; a sister, Louise Jones of Ardmore; for stepgreat-grandsons; and a stepgreat-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Don Lamb and W.G. "Dub" Lamb Jr.
Serving as bearers will be Doyle Doughty, Boyd Howell, Gene Forson, Mike Boyette, Kenneth French and Harold Julian. Honorary bearers will be J.L. Hawkins, Wayne Payne and Bruce McLaughlin.
Services will be under the direction of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home.
Betty R. Johnston
SULPHUR -- Graveside rites for Betty Ruth Johnston, 66, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Oaklawn Cemetery with the Rev. Jerry Aulds officiating.
Mrs. Johnston died Aug. 16, 1997, in Ardmore. She was born Oct. 9, 1930, in Oklahoma City, to Hubert and Hazel Camp McDowell.
She was reared in Kilgore, Texas, and lived in Springhill, La., before moving to Sulphur in 1970. She and Marion R. Johnston were married Aug. 9, 1955, in Wichita Falls, Texas.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; two daughters, Diana Morton, Grandfield, and Nancy Woodall, Sulphur; her mother, Hazel Rundle, Cleo Springs; a sister, Dixie Webber, Cleo Springs; a brother, Burk McDowell, San Francisco; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter.
Clagg Funeral Home will direct services.
Roy Leon Wilson
Services for Roy Leon Wilson, 90, will be 2 p.m. Monday at Craddock Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Donny Custar officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Born Aug. 2, 1917, at Oakland to Samuel William Wilson and Alice Elizabeth Beatty, he died Aug. 22, 1997, at a local hospital. He was preceded in death by a sister, Edna Marie Cummings; and three brothers, Emitt, Oran and Charles Wilson.
He married Iva Pauline Kirby on Dec. 25, 1937, at Ardmore. He had been a resident of Ardmore for the past 60 years. Wilson worked as a self-employed carpenter-contractor. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; one daughter, Ann Louise Smith, Irving, Texas; one son, Charles Wesley Wilson, Katy, Texas; five grandchildren, Stephen Mark Smith and Nathan Michael Smith, Irving, Sonya Kay Wilson, Houston, Clinton Neil Wilson, Las Vegas, and Sophie Lynn Wilson, San Marcos, Texas.
Bearers are Charles, Barry and Clint Wilson and James, Stephen and Nathan Smith.
WAURIKA -- Services for Eula Brezina, 96, pioneer Jefferson County resident, will be 11 a.m. Monday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Bowen officiating. Interment will follow at Addington Cemetery.
Born Feb. 18, 1901, at Orr, Indian Territory, to Charles and Oma Beavers, she died Aug. 22, 1997, at the Waurika hospital following a brief illness. She married Joe Brezina on Nov. 20, 1927, at Addington. He preceded her in death on Jan. 16, 1968.
Her family moved from Orr to E.B. Ranch east of Addington in 1904. She attended Addington Public Schools and completed her education by attending Keene College at Keene, Texas. Following her marriage, she and her husband lived briefly on the Dick White Ranch before making their home on the Beavers Ranch. The couple ranched for more than 40 years.
Survivors include one son, Charles Brezina, Waurika; three daughters, Mary Jo Dennard, Waurika, Pat McCurry, Loco, and Josie Curtis, Addington; two sisters, Mabel Echols, Waurika, and Grace Lavelle, Banning, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Grandsons will be bearers.
Services are under the direction of Wills C. Worley Funeral Home.
Alvin A. Woodcock
MARIETTA -- Graveside rites for Alvin A. Woodcock, 85, Ardmore, were Saturday at Lakeview Cemetery with the Rev. Jackie DeWitt officiating.
Born Oct. 17, 1911, at Marietta to Alton A. and Alva Mae Daughrity Woodcock, he died Aug. 21, 1997, at the Ardmore veterans center. He was preceded in death by a brother, Henry Woodcock, 1992; and two sisters, Anna Mason, 1994, and Iris M. Woodcock, 1986.
Woodcock had lived in Ardmore for the past 10 years, moving from Oklahoma City. He was a retired truck driver. Woodcock was of the Baptist faith. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion.
Survivors include one stepson, Dearl Woodcock, Dallas; one brother, Calvin Woodcock, Washington, Utah; and three sisters, Vanita McGuffey, Mead, Frances Madderra, Thackerville, and Marie Coker, Oklahoma City.
Bearers were nephews.
Services were directed by Kennedy Funeral Home.
Billy Gene Anthony
TISHOMINGO -- Services for Billy Gene Anthony, 45, Camano Island, Wash., were Saturday at Westside Church of Christ with Charles Cook officiating. Remains will be placed at Tishomingo City Cemetery at a later date.
Born Aug. 5, 1952 at Oklahoma City to James T. and Roma Joy Straily Anthony, he died Aug. 20, 1997, at Camano Island.
Anthony had attended school in Tishomingo. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during the Vietnam era. He married Rose Marie Mullen on Dec. 7, 1977, at Summerville, S.C. Anthony was an electronic engineer. He had been a resident of Waukegan County, Wash., for the past 18 years.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two daughters, Rebecca Ann and Melissa Jean Anthony, both of Washington; his parents, Tishomingo; three brothers, James Randolph and Larry Dean Anthony, both Denison, Texas, and John Robert Anthony, Tishomingo; and one sister, Joyce Lynn Russell, Tishomingo.
Services were directed by Corbin Funeral Home.
Services for Benjamin Gutierrez, 15, will be at 3 p.m. today at St. Mary's Catholic Church with the Rev. Father John Vrana and Father Juan Guerrero officiating. Interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery under the direction of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home.
Born Sept. 10, 1981, at Laredo, Texas, Gutierrez died Aug. 22, 1997.
A resident of Ardmore since 1987, he was a sophomore at Springer High School and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
He is survived by his mother, Juanita Garza; stepfather, Francisco Hernandez; brothers, Juan Garza, Francisco and Ismael Hernandez; a sister, Juana Hernandez, all of Ardmore; and grandmother, Maria Leal, Ada.
Roy Leon Wilson
Services for Roy Leon Wilson, 80, were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Craddock Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Donny Custar officiating. Interment followed at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Born Aug. 2, 1917, at Oakland, to Samuel William Wilson and Alice Elizabeth Beatty, he died Aug. 22, 1997, in the local hospital.
He married Iva Pauline Kirby on Dec. 25, 1937, in Ardmore. He had been a resident of Ardmore the last 60 years where he was a self-employed carpenter and contractor. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Iva Pauline, of the home; a daughter, Ann Louise Smith of Irving, Texas; a son, Charles Wesley Wilson of Katy, Texas; five grandchildren, Stephen Mark Smith and Nathan Michael Smith of Irving, Texas, Sonya Kay Wilson of Houston, Texas, Clinton Neil Wilson of Las Vegas, and Sophie Lynn Wilson of San Marcos, Texas. He was preceded in death by a sister, Edna Marie Cummings; and three brothers, Emmitt, Oran and Charles Wilson.
Bearers will be Charles, Barry and Clint Wilson, James, Stephen and Nathan Smith.
Dorrothy Cruce DeMoss
Graveside rites for Dorrothy Cruce DeMoss, 81, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Monty Baggett officiating.
A lifelong resident of Ardmore, Mrs. DeMoss was born July 3, 1916, the daughter of the late J.E. and Alice Edna Butts Cruce. She passed away Aug. 24, 1997, in the local hospital after an extended illness.
A graduate of Ardmore High School, she attended William Wood College two years and was a member of First Baptist Church. She worked as Dr. C.D. Cunningham's office nurse for 23 years.
She married A.W. DeMoss Feb. 4, 1943, in Ardmore. He preceded her in death Aug. 13, 1988.
She is survived by two sons, Donald C. of Ardmore, and Darrell L. of Philadelphia; a grandson, Ron Mark DeMoss; and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be directed by Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home.
Emitt C. Owen
Services for Emitt C. Owen will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Craddock Memorial Chapel with Dr. Douglas R. Miller officiating. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Owen died Aug. 23, 1997, in Ardmore. He was born Aug. 29, 1919, at Konawa, to James C. and Lois I. Perkins Owen.
He served with the armed forces and was a member of American Legion and First Christian Church. He and Evalyn Halpin Boone were married May 8, 1995, at Gainesville, Texas.
He is survived by his wife, of the home; two sons, John, Madill, and Wendyl, Ardmore; two stepsons, Bill Boone Jr., Oklahoma City, and Bob Boone, Ardmore; a stepdaughter, Lynette Boone-Price, Ardmore; a sister, Estell Denton, Asher; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Bearers will be Matt Harris, Jay LaFlore, Toby Price, Don Denton, Bob and Bill Boone Jr.
Nora J. Dighton
ADA -- Services for Nora J. Dighton, 89, Ardmore, were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at First Free Will Baptist Church in Ada with the Revs. Keith Burden, Steve Dighton and Leroy Holman officiating. Interment was at Rosedale Cemetery under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home.
Mrs. Dighton died Aug. 21, 1997, in the Ardmore hospital. She was born April 25, 1908, at Lodi, to Jim E. and Elizabeth Berger.
Formerly of Wilberton, Red Oak and Ada, she married Haskell M. Dighton in 1926 at Wilburton, and had been a member of First Free Will Baptist Church more than 60 years before moving to Ardmore, where she became a member of Maranatha Free Will Baptist. She was preceded in death by her husband on Nov. 4, 1992.
Survivors include three sons, Earl, Shawnee, J.W., and Haskell Jr., Ardmore; two brothers, Bill Erwin, Sapulpa, and Ed Erwin, Claremore; two sisters, Fay Ray, Ada, and Dorothy Volkmar, Greenville, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded by a sister, Doris Henley; and three brothers, Jack, Adalin and Marshall Erwin.
Bearers were grandsons Toby Deaver, Lanny, Tim and Steve Dighton, Kenny and Gary Young. Honorary bearers were Mike McCurdy, John Short, Bill Wietelman and Tommy French.
Della J. Attebery
KINGSTON -- Services for Della Jane Attebery, 92, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Watts Memorial Chapel in Kingston with Larry Holder officiating. Interment will be at Kingston Cemetery.
Miss Attebery died Aug. 22, 1997, in Sherman, Texas. She was born Aug. 8, 1905, at Aylesworth to R.J. and Susan J. Stevens Attebery.
She graduated in 1927 from Madill High School and was a member of Madill United Methodist Church. She was also a life member of Eastern Star, serving as past worthy matron, and a charter member of the Kingston Lodge. She was a family caregiver.
Survivors include a brother, Dalton Attebery, Edmond. She was preceded in death by three sisters and six brothers.
Bearers will be Kirby Fleming, Joe, Terry and John Attebery.