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Carter County, Oklahoma Obituary and Funeral Notice Collection
(From various funeral homes in the Ardmore, Lone Grove, Healdton, Wilson and Dickson area, as well as towns from surrounding counties: Tishomingo, Madill, Sulphur, Ringling, and Rubottom.)

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Carter County, Oklahoma Obituary Collection

Carter County, Oklahoma Obituary Collection - 1

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Date: Wednesday, 25 August 2010, at 10:36 a.m.

Faye Parr Bailey
WILSON -- Graveside funeral services for Faye Rene Parr Bailey, 77, Ardmore, will be at 2 p.m. today at Reck Cemetery with Lloyd T. Bailey officiating.
Mrs. Bailey died Feb. 6, 1999, at the Irving Baylor Medical Center, Irving, Texas. She was born Jan. 26, 1922, south of Wilson, to William J. and Margaret Ruth Qualls Parr.
Raised in the Wilson area, the lifelong resident married Mackie DeRoy Bailey in 1938, at Wilson. He preceded her in death on July 4, 1980. Shortly after his death she moved to Ardmore where she was employed by Kmart and later as a desk clerk at Best Western. For the past three months she had lived with the daughter in Fort Worth, Texas. She was also preceded by both her parents, her father, on Sept. 19, 1970; and mother, June 18, 1998.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Jody and Roger Edming, Fort Worth; a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Sheree and David Norman; and great-grandson, John Michael Norman, all of Ardmore; three brothers, Kirby Parr, also Ardmore, Bill Parr of Ada, and Bobby Parr of Portland, Ore.
Bearers will be John Mayo, Phillip Herr, Richard Boone, Chuck Rossiter, David Norman and Kenneth Hensley. Honorary bearer is John Michael Norman.
Alexander Funeral Home, Wilson, will direct services.

Turner Q. Poindexter
REXROAT -- Services for Turner Q. Poindexter, 70, Wilson, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Rexroat Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Tolbert officiating. Interment will be at Hewitt Cemetery under the direction of Alexander Funeral Home, Wilson.
Poindexter died Feb. 8, 1999, at his residence. He was born Feb. 20, 1928, at Connerville, to William C. and Alice R. Lewis Poindexter.
Reared in the Bromide-Russett area, he moved to Wilson in 1949 and married Wilma L. Chester May 10, 1950, at Tishomingo. He started working for the U.S. Postal Service in 1963, was postmaster at Wilson from 1965 until 1979, when he was transferred to Ardmore. He retired in 1988. He was a longtime member of Rexroat Baptist Church, serving as deacon since 1967. He was also a member of Wilson Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, FFA, American Postal Workers Union, and at the time of his death, was president of Carter County Farmers Union.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; a daughter, Karen K. McComber, Ardmore; two sons, Larry D., Stillwater, and John P., Broken Arrow; a sister, Martha Martin, Ada; two brothers, James D., Pasadena, Texas, and Richard C., Tulsa; and five grandchildren.
Bearers will be Robert Holloway, Benny Cartwright, Verle Tolbert, David Norton, Eddie McCauley and Irvin Judd. Honorary bearers are members of the men's Sunday school class at Rexroat Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to Cross Timbers Hospice, 1514 Meadow Lane, Ardmore, OK 73401.

E.L. 'Bud' Clark
LEON -- Services for E.L. "Bud" Clark, 94, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dwight Hawkins officiating. Interment wil be at Leon Cemetery under the direction of Kennedy Funeral Home, Marietta.
Clark died Feb. 9, 1999, in the Marietta hospital. He was born Nov. 1, 1904, in Jimtown, Indian Territory, to Charles and Lula Carothers Clark.
A lifetime resident of Love County, he married Inez Washington Sept. 25, 1925, and was a lineman for Red River Valley REA before he retired. He was a member of Leon First Baptist Church and had worked with the Love County Election Board 65 years. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sept. 24, 1994; a brother; and sister.
Survivors include a son, Buddy, Ardmore; four daughters, Bobbie Knowles, Lone Grove, Martha Alford, Cortez, Colo., Lula Bell Lovell, Yukon, and Gladys Suggs, Ardmore; five grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Bearers will be Joe Rowe, Darren Knowles, Richard Wild, Joe Lee, Dillon and Hank Jones. Honorary bearers are Adrian Frazier, Dallas Taliaferro Jr., Clifford Harris, Kelly Bryant, Larry Graham and fellow REA employees.

Delmar 'Daddy-O' Campbell
HEALDTON -- Services for Delmar "Daddy-O" Campbell, 67, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First Christian Church with the Revs. Russell Cheatham and Richard Pitt officiating. Interment will be at Mount Olive Cemetery under the direction of Reser Funeral Home.
Campbell died Feb. 9, 1999, in the local hospital after a sudden illness. He was born Jan. 26, 1932, in Oilton, to Lonnie L. and Elsie Wooden Campbell.
A 1950 graduate of Perry High School, he joined the 45th Divison of Oklahoma National Guard and served with them in Korea. After his discharge, he worked for Magnolia Oil Co., now Mobil Oil Co., and retired June 1, 1992, after 40 years of service. He and Faye Blaney were married Dec. 20, 1952, at Chandler. He was a member of First Christian Church, and was named "Bulldog Fan of the Year" 1994-95.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, Clayton, Ada, and Danny, Healdton; two sisters, Clara Benton, Las Vegas, Nev., and Ada Pricer, Chandler; and six grandchildren.
Bearers will be Clyde Hayes, Cecil Bruner, Teddy Warren, L.T. Martin, Bill Wilson and George Coffman. Honorary bearers are Foy Beshears, Clem Higgs, Alan Miller, Lavell and Kevin Engle, Terry Dodge and Mobil employees.

Max A. Roberson
Funeral services for Max A. Roberson will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Temple Emeth with Ludwig Isenberg and the Rev. Charles Brown officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Mr. Roberson was born July 30, 1904, in Ardmore, to the late John A. and Hattie Roberson. He died in the local hospital on Feb. 9, 1999.
He had lived in Ardmore all his life, served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and was a retired accountant for Smith Oil Co. He had been a member of Ardmore Masonic Lodge for 59 years. He was also a member of American Legion, AARP, served on the board of directors for Ardmore Village, American Red Cross, and was a volunteer at Cross Timbers Hospice.
Roberson was past president and active member of Temple Emeth, serving on the cemetery board and building committee, and was past president and 17-year member of Mercy/Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. He was a member of Retired Senior Volunteer Program, and longtime member of Montessori School. He received a citation from Gov. Henry Bellmon for volunteer work with the Department of Human Services, and was grand marshal of the Ardmore Christmas Parade.
He is survived by nephews, David Roberson of Tupelo and Max Roberson of Ada; nieces, Sylvia Fore of Ardmore, and Margaret Greenside of Coeur D'Alene, Idaho; several great nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on the family at 624 Sunset Drive.
Pallbearers will be members of the American Legion.
Memorials may be made to Cross Timbers Hospice, 1514 Meadow Lane, Ardmore, OK 73401; or a favorite charity.
Services will be directed by Griffin-Kennedy-Watts Funeral Home.

Virginia L. 'Mama' Hayes
Funeral services for Virginia Lee "Mama" Hayes, age 91, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999, at Harvey-Douglas Chapel with the Rev. Douglas Miller officiating. Burial will be in Walters Cemetery at Walters, Okla., with the Rev. Robert Copeland officiating.
Daughter of the late Leslie and Jenny Mitchell Robertson, she was born Feb. 7, 1908, at Russellville, Ky., and died Feb. 8, 1999, in an Ardmore nursing facility.
She married Garnett Hayes on Nov. 11, 1928, in Walters, Okla. He preceded her in death Sept. 5, 1980. Mrs. Hayes was a homemaker, a member of First Christian Church and Eastern Star.
Survivors are two daughters, Lynda Upchurch and Jerry Davis, Ardmore; a son, Larry Hayes, and his wife, Ann, of Austin, Texas; three sisters, Dixie Irene Ewing, also Austin, Dorothy Hilburn, Homer, La., and LaDonna Babe Holder, Tulsa; two brothers, Melbourne Robertson, Kilgore, Texas and Charles L. Robertson of Mary Ester, Fla.; her companion, Dottie Frances, Ardmore; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by a daughter, LaDonna L. Jayne Pierce.
Bearers will be her grandsons.

Maxine Shelby Wright
Funeral services for Maxine Shelby Wright, 72, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Harvey-Douglas Chapel. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.
She was born Nov. 6, 1926, in Comanche, Okla., to Noah and Ethel Malloy Shelby and passed away Feb. 11, 1999, in the Ardmore hospital.
She married W. Cliff Wright on Aug. 14, 1944, at Marietta, Okla.
An Ardmore resident since 1950, Mrs. Wright was not only a devoted wife and mother, she was also a successful business woman. She was a bookkeeper for a local business for several years and later owned the local Merle Norman store. Maxine was also very active in church and community. She was a reader at the First Church of Christ Scientists in Ardmore for 20 years. She was a member of Gardenia Club, serving in many capacities including president.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, W. Cliff Wright, of the home; daughters, Pam Walker, and husband, Rick, of Weatherford, Texas, Mary Lynn Wood and husband, Larry, of Ardmore, and Jean Piper and husband, Britt, of Edmond; grandchildren, Matt and Megan Walker, Larry J. and Kristi Wood, and Brandon and Lexi Piper; sisters, Kathern Anderson, Virginia Finnell and Vinita Mae Vails, all of Comanche; brothers, William "Bud" Shelby and Burl Shelby, also of Comanche; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.
Pallbearers will be Britton Piper, Rick Walker, Matt Wright Walker, Larry J. Wood, Larry J. Wood Jr., and Jim Word.

Gaylon Thompson
Graveside rites for Gaylon Thompson, 62, Tyler, Texas, will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Ardmore.
Ms. Thompson died Feb. 10, 1999 in Tyler. She was born May 11, 1936, in Healdton.
She moved to Tyler in 1969 from Dallas and was employed by Mewbourne Oil Co.
She is survived by her mother, Coadean Thompson; and sister, Kimberly Lafelice, Tyler; and brother, Bob Thompson, Arlington.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 130577, Tyler, Texas 75713.

Eura Gaines
LONE GROVE -- Graveside rites for Eura Gaines will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Lone Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Monty Baggett officiating.
Mrs. Gaines died Feb. 10, 1999, in a local health care facility at the age of 95. She was born Feb. 11, 1903, in Ardmore, Indian Territory, to Robert J. and Julie Ray Cannon.
She married James Harry Gaines Feb. 11, 1929, in Ardmore where she had lived all her life. She was a homemaker and member of K Street Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Feb. 2, 1959; a stepson, H.T. Gaines; six sisters, Berta Nelson, Otha Cannon, Lavada Adams, Essie Proctor, Ethel Nelson and Othealia Cannon; and three brothers, Lamuel, Marlan and Homer Cannon.
She is survived by a stepson, Luther Gaines, Ardmore.
Craddock Funeral Home will direct services.

Lessie C. Warner
DAVIS -- Services for Lessie C. Warner will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Fox Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Finis Steelman officiating. Interment will be at Green Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Warner died Feb. 10, 1999, in Ardmore. She was born April 23, 1906, at Nebo, Indian Territory, to James C. and Paralee Carter Barwis.
She married Drew Warner July 30, 1927, and had lived in Davis since 1972. Her husband preceded her in death.
Survivors include a daughter, Maxine Salyer, Ardmore; two sons, Lesley, Davis, and Andy, Ardmore; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

J.C. Cobb
TISHOMINGO -- Services for J.C. Cobb, 85, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Corbin Memorial Chapel with the Rev. John Norvell officiating. Interment will be at Tishomingo Cemetery.
Cobb died Feb. 9, 1999, in a local health care facility. He was born April 9, 1913, in Iowa Park, Texas, to Jake and Maggie Lain Cobb.
Reared in Iowa Park, he graduated from the University of North Texas and University of Texas College of Pharmacy and opened his pharmacy here in 1940. He served as mayor, as Chamber of Commerce president and initiated projects such as the Johnston County Memorial Hospital and County Health Unit Building. He was on the Murray State College Foundation, president of Oklahoma Pharmaceutical Association and was appointed two terms as secretary of the State Board of Pharmacy. In 1968 he was the only pharmacist selected to represent the United States as a delegate to the International Conference on Narcotic and Dangerous Drugs in Geneva.
In 1968 and 1973, he was elected Democratic National Committeeman from Oklahoma after serving many years on the executive committee of the Democratic Central Committee for the Third Congressional District. He served as legislative liaison for the Oklahoma Pharmaceutical Association and until recently as director of legislative affairs. In 1965 he was president of the National Association of Retail Druggists and was a member of the board of trustees for the Dargavel Foundation. He received the John Dargavel Medal in 1992. He was also a member of Masonic Lodge 91, a 50-year Scottish Rite Mason, McAlister Consistory and India Shriners, Oklahoma City. He and Rheba Vance were married April 21, 1935, in Ada. She died Nov. 17, 1989.
He is survived by a son, Larry, Prague.
Memorials may be made to the John Dargavel Foundation, 205 W. Dangerfield Rd., Alexandria, VA 22314, or Oklahoma Pharmacy Heritage Foundation, P.O. Box 18731, Oklahoma City, OK 73154, or Murray State College Foundation, One Murray Campus, Tishomingo, OK 73460.

Harold A. 'Bud' Lund
ADA -- Graveside rites for Harold Andrew "Bud" Lund, 86, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Ada with the Rev. Milton Murphy officiating.
Son of the late Andrew and Myrtle Louise Kline Lund, he was born Aug. 31, 1912, at Oakland, Neb., and passed away Feb. 10, 1999, in an Ardmore nursing facility following an extended illness.
He attended the University of Nebraska for three years. He married the former Marion Miller Jan. 22, 1938, in Seminole, Okla.
Mr. Lund started with Sinclair Oil Company in 1936 and worked as assistant superintendent of production, and later as superintendent. He traveled from South America to Alaska during his 40-year career with Sinclair and later with ARCO. He retired in 1977. During the 1960s he and Marion had lived in Ardmore, moved, and later returned to Ardmore four different times during his time with Sinclair. They had returned home to Ardmore in 1997 from Las Vegas, Nev.
He is survived by his wife, of the home; a daughter, Sharon Dobson of Ardmore; two grandsons, John Vincent Dobson of Ardmore, and Sean Andrew, and his wife, Nyki Dobson, of Las Vegas; a great-grandson, Riley Andrew; and great-granddaughter, Ali Dobson, both of Las Vegas.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home.

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