Joyce Lawayna Wheeler
Services for Joyce Lawayna Wheeler, 22, were 11 a.m. today at New Covenant Fellowship Church with the Rev. Bill Freeman officiating. Interment was in Provence Cemetery under the direction of Craddock Funeral Home.
She was born Sept. 15, 1975, in Ardmore, where she died Sept. 14, 1997.
A lifelong Ardmore resident, Mrs. Wheeler was a member of New Covenant Fellowship. She married John Wheeler Dec. 8, 1990.
Survivors include her husband; a son, Joseph Dane; and two daughters, Brittany Rashelle and Shelbe Dawn, all of the home; her father, J.L. Steudeman; and mother, Barbara Huff, both of Ardmore; brothers, Garland, Rogers, Ark., Mark and Vernon, Ardmore, and Michael, Moore; and sisters, Melanie, Kristi, Loretta, Angela and Amanda, Ardmore, and Sheila, Tulsa; and her grandmother, Mary Steudeman, Ardmore.
Bearers were Wyndell Gooden, Tommy Steudeman, Daniel Jones, George Huff, Calvin Faulkner and Ronnie Grizzle.
Grace L. Henderson
Services for Grace L. Henderson, 74, will be 2 p.m. Friday in the Griffin-Kennedy-Watts Chapel with the Rev. Ken Campbell officiating. Interment will be in South Kern District Cemetery, Arvin, Calif.
Born July 12, 1923, in the Springer area to William and Ludie Barnett Bush, she died Sept. 17, 1997, in a local hopsital.
Mrs. Henderson retired from the Arvin, Calif., high school system and O.K. Iron and Metal in Ardmore. A member of the Baptist faith, she had lived in the Springer/Ardmore area since returning from Arvin in 1972.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon; a son, Dale; five brothers, Grover, Cricket, Curt, Bryce and R.Q. Bush; and three sisters, Thelma Berryhill, Nell Berg and Billie Beard.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews including Robert and Bryce Bush, Carolyn Wood, Claudene Cunningham and Annette Heron.
DAVIS -- Graveside services for Oliver Van, 76, will be 1 p.m. Saturday in Oakridge Cemetery.
Born Aug. 20, 1921, in Tatums to Doc and Pearl Hoffman Van, he died Sept. 15, 1997, in a local hospital.
A self-employed bricklayer, Van lived in Davis most of his life. He was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene, and two brothers, Vecie Van and Marve Branch.
Survivors include four daughters, Tiajuana Van Seymore, Menlo Van and Luanna Van Steele, all of Milwaukee, Wis., and Andrea Chambers, Oklahoma City; two sons, Oliver Van Jr., Denver, and Donald Davis, Milwaukee; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services are under the direction of Fox Funeral Home.
Melva Joyce Essary
SULPHUR -- Services for Melva Joyce Essary, 62, will be 11 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Catholic Church with Father Fuller officiating. Interment will be in Oaklawn Cemetery.
Mrs. Essary died Sept. 17, 1997, in Sulphur. She was born April 24, 1935, in Hickory to W.L. and Ollie James Gatlin.
She and Robert Essary were married March 26, 1955, in Gainesville, Texas. Mrs. Essary lived in the Hickory-Sulphur area all of her life. She was a retired state employee and a member of the Oklahoma Public Employee Association, Beta Sigma Phi and the Altar Society of St. Francis Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Thurman Gatlin; and a sister, Alf Marie Gatlin.
Survivors include hr husband, of the home; two sons, Mark, of Edmond, and Tim, Dallas; two brothers, Pete Gatlin, Meridian, and L.D., Newalla; six sisters, Johnnie Thomas and Willa Dean Hicks, both Sulphur, Lahoma South, Ellicott City, Md., Loretta Cae, Hoquiam, Wash., Othell Johnson, McLoud, and Brondell Nelson, Moore; and two grandchildren.
Services are under the direction of Cowley-Krien Funeral Home.
Perrin E. 'Jerry' Jarrett
Services for Perrin E. "Jerry" Jarrett, 90, will be 2 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Kennedy-Watts Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Walt Spradling and the Rev. Morgan Ashworth officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery.
Born Aug. 14, 1907, at Liberal, Kan., to Oliver Perrin and Amanda L. Compton Jarrett, he died Sept. 12, 1997, at a local hospital. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Margaret McAlister, and his second wife, Frances Brooks Smith; and one brother, Compton Day Jarrett.
Jarrett had lived in Ardmore since 1936. He began working for Samedan Oil Corp. in 1935 and retired in 1972 as the purchasing agent. He was a musician for more than 75 years and a member of the Community Band and the Ardmore Little Theatre pit group. Jarrett was a member of CrystalRock Cathedral. He had been active in the Boy Scouts of America, Elks Lodge and numerous civic organizations.
Survivors include one son, Perrin, Noble; one daughter, Martha Williams Ashworth, Dallas; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous stepchildren.
Bearers are Mark Williams, Glen and Warren Jarrett, Rome Ingle, Marvin Bishop and Don Odle. Honorary bearers are Bobby Funkhouser and Fred Ashworth.
Memorials may be made to the CrystalRock Cathedral Building Fund, 2005 12th Ave. NW, Ardmore, OK 73401; The Gideons, P.O. Box 2182, Ardmore, OK 73402; or American Lung Association of Oklahoma, 2442 North Walnut St., Oklahoma City, OK 73105.
The family will receive friends from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Services for J.G. England, 78, will be 11 a.m. Monday at Griffin-Kennedy-Watts Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Baxley officiating and Tim Lehman assisting. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery.
Born March 18, 1919, at Russett to James G. and Mary Della Wells England, he died Sept. 12, 1997.
England lived in Ardmore most of his life. He was a bookkeeper for the Smith Oil Company. England was a veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion. He was also a member of the K Street Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Josephine Epperson England, of the home; one son, Mike, Ardmore; two daughters, DeAnn Schafbuch, Piedmont, and Elaine Breed, Moore; two sisters, Edna Stark, Madill, and Dorothy England, Ardmore; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Bearers are Steve Breed, Jason Breed, Thurman Thomason, Bill Crosby, Dale Smith and Mike Whitehurst. Honorary bearers are Dub Hickman, Max Roberson, Bob Davis, Bill Schafbuch, Alfred Whitehurst, Frank Warner, Ronnie Nix, Greg Thurman and Bob Clark.
Memorials may be made to the Cross Timbers Hospice of Ardmore.
The family will receive friends from 5-7 this evening at the funeral home.
Services for Alfred Mose, 51, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Albert Simon officiating. Interment will follow at Nelda Cemetery.
Mose was born Oct. 2, 1945, at Madill to Jodie and Gladys Sampson Mose and reared by Adam and Betty Sampson. He died Sept. 10, 1997, at an Oklahoma City hospital following a brief illness.
A resident of southern Oklahoma all of his life, he married Irene Thomas in February 1971 at Gainesville, Texas. He worked for Bacon Transport.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; six sons, Eddie, Dale, Dennis, Johnny and Emmanuel Sampson, all of Ardmore, and Steven Mose, Madill; two daughters, Barbara Henry, Poteau, and Quenna Baptiste, Ardmore; two sisters, Betty Mose, Ardmore, and Norma Fulsom, Ada; three brothers, LeeRoy Mose, Ardmore, Andrew Sampson, Oakland, Calif., and Gletis Sampson, Broken Bow; and 28 grandchildren.
Bearers are Calvin Ned, Charles Hudson, Calvin Rawson, Curtis Tubbee, Aaron Thomas and Lawyer Bob.
Thomas Floyd Haynes
Services for Thomas Floyd Haynes will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, 1997, at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Alton Fannin officiating. He will be assisted by the Rev. Joe Wiggins, Ada, and the Rev. Monty Baggett, Ardmore. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery, Gainesville, Texas.
Thomas Floyd Haynes was born June 6, 1917, at Gainesville to Thomas Henry and Stella Peitzcker Haynes. He was baptized at the age of 9 at Gainesville. Floyd went to be with the Lord on Sept. 13, 1997, following an extending illness.
He married Erma Jeanne Swanson of Ada on Jan. 31, 1942. They had celebrated their 55th anniversary this year.
His military service began in March after Pear Harbor and he was stationed in Texas, Louisiana, California, Georgia, Florida and Mississippi before going to Biar Island and Okinawa in the South Pacific. He served as a welder in the ground crew for the U.S. Air Force. He was discharged as a sergeant on Jan. 2, 1946, at Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas.
Moving to Alice, Texas, in 1946, he became a bookkeeper and office manager for Standard Auto Parts and remained in that position until August 1968 when the family moved to Ardmore. He served as bookkeeper and office manager for Washita Construction Company until his retirement in 1980.
Active in the First Baptist Church of Alice, he was ordained as deacon on Easter Sunday in 1960. Serving in that position he held several offices as well as teaching a junior boys class and working with the youth in church training. Currently a member of the First Baptist Church of Ardmore and a member of the Worth Bible Class, he served as treasurer of that class until his recent resignation. On Dec. 1, 1996, the church named him Deacon Emeritus.
A York Rite Mason, he was formerly a very active member of the S.B. Mosser Lodge No. 912 of Alice, Texas, earning degrees there as well as in Austin, Corpus Christi and San Antonio. He was also a member of the Knights Templar Foundation and the chapter council and commandery of the York Rite Bodies of Ardmore, earning an additional degree in Guthrie.
He is survived by his wife, of the home; one son, Drexel Vanoy Haynes, Ardmore; a daughter, Twila LaVoy Johnson, Martinez, Calif.; one sister, Margaret Haynes, Castleberry, Cedar Hill, Texas; four grand-daughters, Melanie Ann Haynes, Erin Leigh, Taylor Nicole and Kathryn Grace Mullenix, Martinez, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.
Serving as bearers will be his nephews, Gerald Ward, Michael Ward, Grover Lee and Troy Swanson, Jr., Henry Knapek, Jerry McLauglin, Ronald Squyres and Danny James. Honorary bearers are members of the Worth Bible Class.
Services are under the direction of Craddock Funeral Home.
Evelyn Jane Barnett
DAVIS -- Services for Evelyn Jane Barnett, 68, will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church with the Revs. Finis Steelman and Randy Chapman officiating. Interment will follow at Green Hill Cemetery.
Born May 15, 1929, at Davis to Onis M. and Callie May Sanders Wilson, she died Sept. 13, 1997, at Davis. She was preceded in death byone son, Lee Mathew "Boots" Barnett; and a brother, Billy Wilson.
She married Bobby Joe Barnett on Aug. 4, 1949, at Gainesville, Texas. Mrs. Barnett lived in Davis her entire life. She was a housewife and a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; one son, Joe, Davis; one daughter, Lawanda Gilley, Davis; two brothers, Buck Wilson, Davis, and E.E. "Sonny" Wilson, Farmington, N.M.; and three grandsons.
Bearers are Randy Moore, Larry Davis, Tom Jack Knapp, Neal Rose, Jimmy Primrose and Joe Ray Primrose.
Services are under the direction of Cowley-Krien Funeral Home.
Marilyn Joyce Holbrooks Dewbery
CALERA -- Services for Marilyn Joyce Holbrooks Dewbery, 56, Bromide, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jacob Toews officiating. Interment will follow at Rosehill Cemetery.
Born Dec. 19, 1940, near Calera to Glenn and Eula Walker Holbrooks, she died Sept. 12, 1997, at her home. She was preceded in death by her father.
Mrs. Dewbery attended Calera Schools. She married Bobby Dean Collins on Sept. 18, 1958, at Platter. She later married Lester Dewbery on Sept. 9, 1983, at Durant. Mrs. Dewbery was a personnel manager for K-Mart in Durant and worked many years for Levi Strauss and Company. She retired in 1988.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; three children, Douglas Collins and Jerilyn Collins, both of Platter, and Jacqueline Collins, Plano, Texas; four stepchildren, L.A. Dewbery Jr. and Johnny Dewbery, both of Bromide, Leslie Bost, Oklahoma City, and Janelle Alexander, Porterville, Calif.; three sisters, Joy Brisco, Calera, Glenna Swink, Arlington, Texas, and Janetta James, Altus; two brothers, Eddie Holbrooks, Calera, and Frankie Holbrooks, Joshua, Texas; and three stepgrandchildren.
Bearers are Jim Huskey, Roy Davis, Mickey Fisher, Trent Perry, Floyd Hackworth and Austin Hackworth. Honorary bearers are Rusty Zable, Harrison Luke and F.B. Luke.
Viewing will be at Brown's Funeral Home, 616 N. First St., Durant from noon until 8 p.m. today. Family night begins at 6 p.m.
Wilton Oswalt Cornish
RINGLING -- Graveside rites for Wilton Oswalt Cornish, 78, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Cornish Cemetery with Bob Smee officiating.
Born April 30, 1919, at Healdton to Earl and Hettie Ingram Cornish, he died Sept. 12, 1997, at the Oklahoma Veterans Center.
A lifelong resident of the area, he married Helen Marie Stafford on July 15, 1952, at Montague, Texas. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Cornish was retired from Bell Oil and Gas Company. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4869 in Tishomingo. Cornish was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; one son, Buddy Cornish, Ardmore; two daughters, Gayle Elrod, Ardmore, and Rhonda Johnston, Strasburg, Colo.; three sisters, Maxine Rose, Ardmore, Geraldina Hoover and Virginia Pursley, both of Baton Rouge, La.; and four grandchildren.
Services are under the direction of Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home.
Juanita Geneva Amos
SULPHUR -- Services for Juanita Geneva Amos, 74, Tulsa will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cowley-Krien Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Daniel Sexton officiating. Interment will follow at Salem Cemetery.
Born Oct. 5, 1922, at Sulphur to Edmond and Fronie Davis Williamson, she died Sept. 12, 1997, at her home. She was married to Everett Lee Amos. He preceded her in death in 1988. She was also preceded in death by an infant son, Raumond Glenn Amos.
Mrs. Amos lived most of her life in Sulphur, and moved to Tulsa nine years ago. She was a homemaker and a member of the Presbyterian Church where she served as an elder.
Survivors include two sons, Alvis and Leonard, both Tulsa; one daughter, Carrie Jane Lynn, Claremore; one brother, Armond Williamson, Sulphur; two sisters, Elsie Lewis, Sulphur, and Zona Gains, Hominy; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Grandsons will be bearers.