Services for Mitchell Keeton, 33, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Emmanuel Baptist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Harness officiating, assisted by the Rev. Donny Custer. Interment will follow at Rosehill Cemetery.
Keeton died on Aug. 30, 1997, in an Oklahoma City hospital. He was born on Oct. 2, 1963, in Ardmore.
He graduated from Ardmore High School in 1981. Keeton married Teresa Lindsey on Aug. 2, 1985, in Ardmore. He worked as a brick mason and a concrete finisher.
Survivors include his wife, of the home, one daughter; Brittany (Sweety Pie) Keeton of the home; one son, Dalton (Doc) Keeton of the home; parents Winston and Shirley Keeton, Ardmore; Frank and Mazie Johnson, Oklahoma City; grandmother Cecil Roger, Oklahoma City; two sisters, Jackie Burkhart, Ardmore; Pam Young, Oklahoma City; four brothers, Gary, Rusty and Joe Bob Keeton, Ardmore, and Randy Johnson, Gene Autry.
Bearers will be Jerry Scott, Robert Kent, Mike Hardoin, Darrell Byers, Kenny Map and Allen Blanton. Honorary bearers are Brian Lancaster, Johnathan Higginbotham and Kenneth Maddox.
Visitation for friends and family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.
Services are under the direction of Craddock Funeral Home.
RINGLING -- Services for Darlene Lewis, 55, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of Christ. The Rev. Roy Hannah will officiate. Interment will follow at Petersburg Cemetery.
Mrs. Lewis died Friday night in the Healdton hospital after a sudden illness. She was born Dec. 29, 1941, to Allen and Marie (Mays) White in Ringling.
Lewis lived in Ringling all of her life. She married John Lewis, Sr., on April 24, 1996, in Wichita Falls, Texas. She had worked at the Ringling Markette for 16 years and was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband, John of the home; two sons, Clinton Wayne Smith, Ringling, and Clifford Lee Smith, Lone Grove; one stepson, John Lewis Jr., Ringling; three stepdaughters, Lorana Taylor, Wagoner, Laura Byrd, Mounds, and Christina Woffard, Gore; two sisters, Pat Lester, Ringling, and Wanda Davis, Wichita Falls; one brother, Allen White, Jr., Ardmore; and one grandson.
Bearers will be Bobby Tadlock, Ty Hammons, Brad Butler, John Lewis Jr., Max Wigham and Billy Smith.
Services are under the direction of Reser Funeral Home.
Oma "Sis" LaRue
Graveside rites for Oma "Sis" LaRue will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hillcrest Memorial Park with Mr. Mirl Fielder officiating. Services are under the direction of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home.
Born to Jess and Maude Riggs Johnson on June 15, 1911, in Boggy Depot, she died on Aug. 29, 1997, in the local hospital.
She married Harvey Howell LaRue on Dec. 12, 1932, in Ardmore. Mrs. LaRue lived in Ardmore all her life. She attended the Southwest Church of Christ. She was a homemaker. Her husband preceded her in death on March 24, 1977.
Survivors include two sons, Carl LaRue, Turpin and Isaac LaRue, Vincent; two sisters, Marjorie Johnson, Marietta; Dorothy Hitt, Pauls Valley; eight grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Nina Lee Bray
Graveside rites for Nina Lee Bray, 68, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hillcrest Memorial Park with the Rev. Leroy Holeman officiating.
Mrs. Bray was born to Everett and Iola Buol Penn on Jan. 29, 1929, in Olustee. She died on Aug. 30, 1997 in the local hospital.
Mrs. Bray had lived in Ardmore for the past 46 years after moving from Olustee. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her son, Mike, Ardmore; a sister, Wilda Coleman, Clearwater, Kan.; and a stepbrother, Joseph Hall, Columbus Ohio.
Family will receive visitors from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday at Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home.
Services are under the direction of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home.
Lottie Jewel Wood
Services for Lottie Jewel Wood, 92, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Harvey-Douglas Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Fite officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Wood died Aug. 30, 1997, in Ardmore. She was born May 2, 1905, in Ackerman, Miss. to Willie and Burttie Green Smith.
She married George Frank Wood on July 23, 1921, at Ackerman, Miss. They moved in 1955 to Ardmore. She was employed as a nurses aide. She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, B.D. Wood and Gene Wood and one daughter, Frankie Wilkes.
Survivors include three sons, James, Everett and Douglas Wood, all of Ardmore; three daughters, Faye Rich, Loyal; Lula Morris and Burttie Richardson; two sisters, Polly Hart, Shaw, Miss.; and Bonnie Lawrence, Homerville, Ga.; 43 grandchildren, 88 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.
Bearers will be Elmer Lawson, Robert Butler, Wilson Clements, Felix Copeland, Everett Wood and Todd Myers.
Nora Anna Price
Graveside services for Nora Anna Price, 92, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hillcrest Memorial Park with the Revs. Dwight Hawkins and Donny Custar officiating.
Mrs. Price was born July 12, 1905, at Leon to Henry and Lizzie Carpenter. She passed away Aug. 31, 1997, in a local health care facility.
She married Elmer Price on Feb. 24, 1923, in Gainesville, Texas. He preceded her in death in December 1967.
Mrs. Price was a lifetime resident of Ardmore, having worked in earlier years at Pruitt Produce Co. She was a loving wife, mother and homemaker. Mrs. Price was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, M.C. and Barbara Price of Greenville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Nadine and Jimmy Kistler of Bozeman, Mont., and Gayle and Eddie McPherson of Marsden; 11 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Lucille Givens; three brothers and a sister.
Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Foundation or a charity of choice.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home.
Services for Mary McCurdy, 77, will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Harvey-Douglas Chapel with the Rev. John Harris officiating. Interment will be at Cheek Cemetery.
Born to James and Bessie West Baird Jan. 12, 1920, in Frederick, she died Aug. 30, 1997, in the local hospital.
She married Terral McCurdy Jr. July 4, 1953, in Wichita Falls, Texas. He preceded her in death Aug. 8, 1976. Mrs. McCurdy had been a resident of Ardmore the past 23 years, coming here from Arlington, Texas. She had been a clerk at Daube's Department Store.
Survivors include a son, Jon; and a daughter, Jan Hatter, both of Ardmore; three sisters, Bessie Smith, Manitou, JoAnn Goss, Lone Grove, and Shirley Mansell, Arlington, Texas; and four grandchildren. She was also preceded by a son, Jay Terral McCurdy; a brother, Junior Baird; and sister, Nora Baird.
Bearers will be Mike McCurdy, Gary Hatter, Larry, Marvin, Charlie and Willie Conway.
Gwendolyn 'Mama Kat' Hooks
TATUMS -- Services for Gwendolyn Hooks, 70, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Frank Lawson officiating. Interment will be at Tatums Cemetery under the direction of Kirk-Dawson-Dillard Funeral Home.
Mrs. Hooks died Aug. 27, 1997, in a local health care facility. She was born March 27, 1927, in Tatums.
She was a lifetime resident of Tatums and member of Bethel Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Haskins, Sanger, Texas; two sons, Barry Hooks, of the home, and Ralph Haskins, Ardmore; four daughters, Christine Newton, Wichita, Kan., Dellfene Hooks, Ardmore, Annette Hooks and Lynn Jackson, Tatums; her mother, Ogelia Hogan, Tatums; two brothers, Caesar Hooks, Elmore City, and Joseph "J.R." Hooks, Los Angeles; two sisters, Davetta Austin and Vandora "Baby Doll" Irvin, Los Angeles; 13 grandchildren, including Kendra Russell, whom she reared, Madison, Miss.; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Bearers will be Joe Ray Williams, Cecil Jones, Willie D. Rooney, Johnny Harris, Park Prince and Jackson Payne.
Virgil Lee White
TISHOMINGO -- Full military graveside rites for Virgil Lee White will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Tishomingo City Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Lisa Crone and Navy personnel from Tinker Air Force Base.
White died Aug. 30. 1997, in Ardmore. He was born Feb. 16, 1930, at Mitchell, S.D., to Harold Virgil and Lois Alice Cecil White.
He retired from the U.S. Navy after 20 years and worked for 25 years in aerospace for T.R.W. in California. He was a member of Naval Fleet Reserve, R.E.A.C.T. and Tishomingo United Methodist Church. He married Christene Whitlock on June 5, 1953, at Norman, and had lived in Johnston County more than three years.
He is survived by his wife, of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and Paul Thomas, Tishomingo; a granddaughter, Jennifer Thomas; two sisters, Delores Mucci of Island Park, Idaho, and Faye Arnett of Durango, Colo.; and a special cousin, Donna Thatcher of Arizona.
Corbin Funeral Home will direct services.
Lottie Jewel Wood
Funeral services for Lottie Jewel Wood, 92, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, 1997, at Harvey-Douglas Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Fite officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Wood died Aug. 30, 1997, in Ardmore. She was born May 2, 1905, in Ackerman, Miss., to Willie and Burttie Green Smith.
She married George Frank Wood on July 23, 1921, at Ackerman, Miss. They moved to Ardmore in 1955. She was employed as a nurses aid.
Survivors include three sons, James, Everett and Douglas Wood, all of Ardmore; five daughters, Faye Rich, Loyal, Lula Marris and Burttie Richardson of Ardmore, Polly Hart, Shaw, Miss., and Bonnie Lawrence, Homerville, Ga.; 43 grandchildren; 88 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband on Feb. 5, 1970; two sons, B.D. Wood and Gene Wood; and a daughter, Frankie Wilkes.
Bearers were Elmer Lawson, Robert Butler, Wilson Clements, Felix Copeland, Everett Wood and Todd Myers.
ENOS -- Services for Alton "Pap" Moss, 85, were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at Enos Baptist Church with R.T. Brundige and George Loyd Jr. officiating. Interment was at Lark Cemetery.
Moss died Aug. 31, 1997, in the Denison, Texas, hospital after a short illness. He was born Aug. 2, 1912, at Troy, Tenn.
He moved with his family in 1919 to Marshall County and farmed and raised livestock until he retired in 1983. He also worked for Mack Purnell and was a horse trader. He and Opal Page were married Jan. 13, 1940, at Shay.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; a daughter, Letha Cryer, Enos; brother, Wes, Winnsboro, Texas; sister, Dovie Duckett, Arlington, Texas; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Del; and brothers, Percy, Harry, Houston and Henry.
Bearers were Mack Purnell, Bobby Kaney, Ronnie Beatty, Martin, Jay and Leo Arnold. Honorary bearers are L.V. Little, Rod Fitz, Cecil Buck, Lawrence Henry and Cotton Moss.
Lillian Bernice Elliott
Funeral services for Lillian Bernice Elliott, 72, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at CrystalRock Cathedral with Dr. Walt Spradling officiating. Interment will be at McAlister Cemetery.
Born on May 21, 1925, to Ben and Grace Redd Clay, she passed away on Sept. 1, 1997, in the local hospital.
Mrs. Elliott had lived in the Ardmore area all her life. She attended CrystalRock Cathedral and was a homemaker.
Her greatest joy was her children. She had one son, Charles Ray Strebeck of Ardmore; one brother, Charles Clay of Ardmore; three nieces she reared as her own children, Bernice Alvarez of Arlington, Texas, Ruby Riner of Ardmore, and Margaret Lowrey; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; 12 great-nieces and nephews; and 19 great-great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Delbert Clay; and a sister, Irene Clay Gentry.
Pallbearers will be Wilson Riner, Ray Riner, Jack Ramsey, David Leibrock, Robert Leibrock and Michael D'Ante.
Services will be directed by Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home.
Helen C. Shoemaker Begaye
Funeral services for Helen C. Shoemaker Begaye will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. W.C. "Bill" Everett of Arlington, Texas, officiating. Interment will be at McAlister Cemetery under the direction of Craddock Funeral Home.
Mrs. Begaye died Aug. 29, 1997, in Atlanta, Ga. She was born Oct. 24, 1943, in Ardmore to Winston Coleman and Delia Cooper Shoemaker.
She married Russell Begaye on Aug. 16 1975, in Albuquerque, N.M. She received her master's degree from Southwest Baptist Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, and began her work as a missionary.
Survivors include her husband, Russell, of the home; a daughter, Karis N. Begaye, Cumming, Ga.; a sister, Kareen Cox, Fort Worth, Texas; one aunt, Ola Bolen of Ardmore; several cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and a brother.
A visitation service will be at 7 this evening at Craddock Funeral Home.
Bearers will be Andrew Begaye, Tom Cox, Jerry Parnacher, Steve Pedigo, Jon Crawford, Steve Stokes, Isidro Pacheco and Troy Turtle.