Henry D. Skeen
RINGLING -- Services for Henry David Skeen, 62, Countyline, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Community Fellowship Outreach Center in Ringling with the Rev. Les Sullivan officiating. Interment will be at Dixie Cemetery.
Skeen died Jan. 17, 1999, at his home. He was born Sept. 22, 1936, at Mountain Home, to Jesse J. and Lillie F. Shipman Skeen.
Reared at Mountain Home and Loco, he married Ethel Jean Evans Dec. 2, 1994, at Wichita Falls, Texas, and lived at Fort Worth, Texas, prior to returning to Oklahoma. He had lived in Countyline the past three years.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; five daughters, Ashley Skeen, of the home, Janet L. Branch, Countyline, Rejeana M. Flickinger, Anaheim, Calif., Sherry Hawthorn, McCamey, Texas, and Karol K. Mears, Duncan; three sons, Brad, of the home, James S., Dallas, and John D., Duncan; four sisters, Rene Sullivan, Healdton, Lavada Dover, Estell Boyd and Rosie Griffith, Loco; two brothers, J.D., Phoenix, Ariz., and Bill, Duncan; 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Bearers will be Larry Barber, Elmer Skeen, Cecil Hopkins, Bud Sessums, Buford and Don Burton. Honorary bearers are Stacy Skeen, Darren Griffith and Dewayne Barber.
Alexander Funeral Home, Wilson, will direct services.
William E. 'Bill' Lumpkin Sr.
Funeral services for William Ernest "Bill" Lumpkin Sr., 82, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Griffin-Kennedy-Watts Chapel with Dr. Wade Paschall officiating. Interment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Mr. Lumpkin was born to the late William E. and Lois Mae Lumpkin on May 24, 1916, at Rome, Ga. He died in a local health care facility on Jan. 18, 1999.
He married the former Erma Louise Godwin Aug. 1, 1936, at Oklahoma City, and had lived most of his life in Ardmore. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and was the retired owner of Lumpkin Heating and Air Conditioning Co.
He is survived by his wife, Erma Louise, of the home; sons, Bill Lumpkin Jr. and his wife, Anna Lynn, and Harold Lumpkin; his friend, David Herron of Ardmore; daughter, Nancy Klingsick and her husband, Wayne, of Amarillo, Texas; sisters, Lillian Somerville of Ardmore, and Laura Saner of Oklahoma City; grandchildren, Marcus and Teresa Klingsick of Orlando, Okla., Matt and Catherine Lumpkin of Ardmore, Whitney and David Knepp of Amarillo, and Ashley Lumpkin of Carlsbad, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Ky Klingsick, Abigail Knepp and Talison Lumpkin.
Pallbearers will be Shelton Tyer Jr., Earl Stubbs, J.C. O'Dell, John DeHart, Charles Swindell and Lloyd Boggs.
William T. 'Bill' Hill
Services for William T. "Bill" Hill, 100, will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Reser Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Hill, his grandson, officiating. Interment will be at Mount Olive Cemetery.
Hill died Jan. 19, 1999, in Sherman, Texas. He was born Oct. 20, 1898, in Fredonia, Ky., and moved to Missouri at the age of 10. He worked at the DuPont Power Plant in Philadelphia during World War I before moving to Hominy, Okla., to work for Service Pipeline. He married Walcie M. Sutherland Jan. 20, 1929, at Hominy where he lived 20 years. He lived in Kearney, Neb., and El Dorado, Kan., before moving to Wirt in 1949. He retired as an engineer with Service Pipeline and was a longtime member and treasurer of Wirt Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Oct. 4, 1990; two brothers, Guy and Carl; and a sister, Beulah Hale.
Bearers will be Bobby O'Donley, and grandsons, Kyle and Bryan O'Donley, Bryson and Damon Duck.
Naomi K. McBride
DAVIS -- Graveside rites for Naomi K. McBride, 79, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Green Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Finis Steelman officiating.
Mrs. McBride died Jan. 18, 1999, in Kinston, N.C. She was born April 20, 1919, in the Sunshine community, Murray County, to W.F. and Ethel Harris King.
She was the widow of Sam McBride, who died in 1993, and had lived in Murray County all her life before moving to Kinston, N.C. a few years ago. She was a Baptist.
She is survived by two grandchildren, Brad Mackey, Kinston, and Tabby Green, Davis; and four great-grandchildren. She was also preceded by a son, Don Mackey.
Cowley-Krien Funeral Home will direct services.
Lavita A. Clagg
DUNCAN -- Services for Lavita Ann Clagg, Ratliff City, will be at 2 p.m. Friday 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 Holbert.
She married Kenneth Clagg Jan. 16, 1991. 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 Pewitt, Clemscott, Michelle Perry, Lindsey, Teather Clagg, Chickasha; sons, David Libby, Land of Lakes, Fla., and Jerry Campbell, Ratliff City; sisters, Peggy Ponder, Ratliff City, and Virginia Boatman, Velma; brothers, Jay Boatman, Germany, and Tommy Boatman, Bray; grandchildren, Kyle Pewitt, Skyler Pewitt, Aaron Libby, Taylor Libby, Kayla Perry, Cody Perry, Luke Perry, Jerry Campbell and Angelique Campbell.
Milburn Funeral Home, Ratliff City, will direct services.
Bill N. Davis
MARIETTA -- Graveside rites for Bill Norman Davis, 66, Fort Worth, Texas, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lakeview Cemetery with Floyd Johnson officiating.
Davis died Jan. 27, 1999, at his residence. He was born Sept. 21, 1932, at Marietta to Norton and Maggie L. Bone Davis.
An Army veteran, he had lived in the Fort Worth area 20 years and retired from Burlington-Northern Railroad as an administrator after 43 years of service. He was a member of Rosemont Church of Christ and Masonic Lodge. He married the former Doris "Dot" Barnes.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, Lonny Davis, Fort Worth, and Dr. David Davis, Sherman, Texas; a daughter, Margaret Davis, Irving, Texas; two brothers, Troy and Ray, Marietta; two sisters, Maudine Springs, Gainesville, Texas, and Janette Shaw, Canyon, Texas; and five grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Kennedy Funeral Home.
John 'Bill' Gillum
HEALDTON -- Services for John "Bill" Gillum, age 70, of Wilson, were at 2 p.m. today, Jan. 28, 1999, in Reser Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Jim May officiated.
Mr. Gillum died Sunday night, Jan. 24, 1999, in an Oklahoma City hospital.
The son of William L. and Mary Zell Garner Gillum, he was born Sept. 2, 1928, at Wirt, Okla. he attended several schools in this area before leaving home at age 12 to join the circus. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Seabee during World War II. After four years in the Navy, he returned to Healdton and worked for several oil field trucking firms. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1951 and was discharged in 1961. He worked in Oklahoma City from 1962 to 1964 before moving to California where he was a farmer. He moved to Michigan and worked in iron ore mines until retiring in 1968. He moved to Everett, Wash., in 1984, and back to this area in 1996. Mr. Gillum was an ardent fisherman.
Survivors include five sons, Johnny Glenn Gillum, Lexington, Okla., Dan Gillum, Everett, Wash., Randie Gillum, Everett, Wash., Mickey Gillum, Vail, Ore., and Billy Gillum, Long Beach, Calif.; three daughters, Pat Teters, Ardmore, Cathy Lupinacci, Everett, Wash., Francine Gullum, Healdton; his beloved lifetime companion, Laura Gillum, Healdton; two brothers, Leon Gillum, Wilson, and Pete Gillum, Healdton; a sister, Zell Jones, Healdton; 39 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
Norene D. Hunt
SULPHUR -- Services for Abby Norene D. Hunt. 84, will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Clagg Funeral Home chapel with Bruce Govett officiating. Interment will be at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Hunt died Jan. 27, 1999, in Ardmore. She was born Feb. 9, 1914, at Fort Towson, to Jonathon F. and Abby N. Franks Davidson.
Reared at Fort Towson, she graduated from Southeastern State University and received her master's in education from East Central University. She taught 12 years in rural southeast Oklahoma and 30 years at the Oklahoma School for the Deaf. She and Bud G. Dennis Hunt were married Dec. 22, 1943, in Hugo. He died June 6, 1985.
Survivors include a son, Harold, Davis; sisters, Ester Dothan, Atoka; a granddaughter; and great-granddaughter. She was also preceded by nine brothers and sisters.
Alma Whitaker Haley
MADILL -- Services for Alma Whitaker Haley, 93, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Watts Memorial Chapel with Lyndol Adams officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery, Wynnewood.
Mrs. Haley died Jan. 26, 1999, in a local health care facility. She was born Dec. 11, 1905, at Quick Sand, Ky.
Reared in Wynnewood, she attended East Central University and graduated from the University of Oklahoma. She taught school in Wynnewood and Midwest City High School before she retired in 1947 and moved to Lebanon. She married Jeff Haley in Oklahoma City. He died Jan. 1, 1953.
She is survived by great-nephews and nieces, J.R. Couch, Richardson, Texas, Tim Couch, Pauls Valley, Jess Couch, Lebanon, and Nancy Couch, Oklahoma City. She was also preceded by three brothers, Bruce, Taft and Ovie; and four sisters, Otte, Ella, Georgie and Hazel.
Bearers will be Jeff Dollar, Ronnie Kelly, Tony Brakenfeld, Mickey Moisner, Mark and Brian Davis.
Winnie M. Pool
DURANT -- Graveside rites for Winnie Maurine Pool will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Highland Cemetery in Durant with the Rev. Ian Macalpine officiating.
Born to Lewis H. and Katie L. Allred Johnson Oct. 12, 1909, in Stoneburg, Texas, she died Jan. 27, 1999, in a local health care facility.
She and Arch Lee Pool were married on May 29, 1939. He preceded her in death on Dec. 13, 1994.
Mrs. Pool had lived in Ardmore the past four years, moving here from Durant. She graduated from Healdton High School, received her bachelor's degree from Southeastern State College and her master's degree from Oklahoma State University in 1953. She taught first grade in Healdton and junior high school in Durant. She was a member of Oklahoma and National Education associations, and First Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sisters, Monita Powell, Perry, and Merle Mullen, Sapulpa; three brothers, Robert Johnson, Duncan, Doyle Johnson, Perry, and Derrel Johnson, Ardmore. She was preceded in death by brothers, Haskell and Ferrel Johnson.
Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home will direct services.
Dollie Thompson Hunt
Graveside rites for Dollie Thompson Hunt, 100, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Donny Custar officiating.
Mrs. Hunt died Jan. 27, 1999, following an extended illness. She was born Aug. 26, 1898, in Indian Territory, to Ed and Mae Walk.
She had lived in Ardmore most of her life. She was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church and former member of Ardmore Round-up Club.
Survivors include a sister, Daisy Johnson, Ardmore; three granddaughters; five great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her two husbands, Bud Thompson and Gid Hunt; two daughters, Treva Williams, and Ethel Strain; and a great-granddaughter.
Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home will direct services.
Anna L. Mauldin
Services for Anna Lois Mauldin are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, 1999, at Craddock Memorial Chapel with the Rev. James Watson officiating. Interment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Anna Lois Mauldin was born July 30, 1918, in Oklahoma, to E.R. and Pearl Hooks Reno. She passed this life on Jan. 26, 1999, in a local nursing facility at the age of 80.
She was married to M.G. "Bill" Mauldin in Gainesville, Texas, on July 5, 1958. He preceded her in death in 1978. She had lived in Ardmore since 1972, having moved here from Atlanta, Ga. She worked as a cashier for the Tower Restaurant before she retired. She was a member of First Orthodox Baptist Church.
She is survived by two grandsons, Jim and Richard Lee Willingham both of Oklahoma City; four granddaughters, Donna Sue Kareer of McCloud, Okla., Gwenda Vollbrecht of Edmond, Okla., Kimberly Servis of North Carolina, and Vanita Clifton of Oklahoma City; two nephews, Milo and Richard Allen Reno; and several great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a son, Johnnie Servis; a daughter, Connie Sue Willingham; and brother, Hoyt Reno.
Louise J. Stubbs
Memorial services for Louise J. Stubbs are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 29, 1999, in Craddock Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Roger Wood, Asbury United Methodist Church, officiating.
Mrs. Stubbs was born Oct. 28, 1912, in Ardmore, to Louis A. and Laura Ledbetter Jones. She passed from this life on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1999, in the local hospital.
She married the late Dee M. Stubbs in El Reno, Okla., in 1952. She lived in San Diego and Long Beach, Calif., area part of her life where she worked for the Naval Electronics Laboratory as a clerk.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John L. and Evelyn C. Holladay of Idabel, Okla.; two granddaughters; two great-grandsons and four great-granddaughters. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Memorials may be left to the charity of choice.
Estelene O. Hand
MADILL -- Services for Estelene Oleta Hand, 64, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Watts Memorial Chapel with Frank Huff and Herschel Baker officiating. Interment will be at Lebanon Cemetery.
Mrs. Hand died Jan. 26, 1999, at her residence. She was born July 10, 1934, at Graham.
Reared at Graham, she lived most of her life at Madill and Lebanon and was a clerk at TG&Y a number of years. She and William Maurice Hand were married March 1, 1958, at Madill. He died Sept. 16, 1990.
Survivors include her sons and daughters, William and Robert, Lebanon, Sherri Hand, Topeka, Kan., and Jeannie Hand, Avineo, Italy; brothers and sisters, Johnny Watkins, Graham, Jimmy Watkins, Fox, George Watkins, Hartshorne, Sue Dewbre, Graham, Edna Turner, Fox, Ann Stubblefield, Sapulpa, Nancy Savage, Graham, Richard Watkins, Fox, Geraldine McDaniel, Albany, Texas, and Edna Rader, Henryetta.
Bearers will be Terry and Carl Moore, Richard and Charlie Rushing, Randy Hagood, Allen Parrish and Bryan Williams. Honorary bearers will be Fred Stanley and family members.