Services set for Waldrop at 4:57 pm
Funeral services for Celia Iva Waldrop, age 96 of Cordell, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Northside Church of Christ in Cordell with Ed Rodgers and A.F. Smith officiating.
Waldrop died Sunday, April 10, 2005, at the Cordell Christian Home. She was born on May 6, 1908 in Lamar, Colo., the daughter of George Petit and Bettie Box (McCauley).
She moved from Ketchum to Cordell in 1942 and had lived there since. She was a member of the Northside Church of Christ.
She married Francis Marion Waldrop on May 10, 1930 in rural Craig County.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband in 2000; four sisters, Pearl Allen Faulds, Stelia Allen Dye, Sylvia Allen Green, Ada Allen Kirby; five brothers, Fred Allen, Hugh Allen, Harry Allen, Nathan Allen, Marshall Allen; and four grandchildren, Eugene Waldrop, Randall Ray Waldrop, Tony Ray Waldrop, James Steven Waldrop.
Interment will be in the Lawnview Cemetery at Cordell under the direction of the McClure Funeral Home in Cordell.
Survivors include four sons, Willie Waldrop and his wife, Vera, of Clinton; John Waldrop of Elgin, Marion Waldrop and his wife, Janice, of Elgin, Don Waldrop and his wife, Linda, of Cordell; 12 grandchildren, Mike Waldrop of Weatherford, Pat Waldrop and Shawn Waldrop of Clinton, Phillip Waldrop of Tulsa, Myron, Duane and Leon Waldrop of Pampa, Texas, Gwen Childress and Patricia Riley of Lawton, Rick and Robert Waldrop of Cordell, Ron Waldrop of Sayre; 27 grandchildren; and eight great-great grandchildren.
Saturday, April 09, 2005
Yellow Cloud services set at 1:30 pm
Funeral services for Paul Yellow Cloud, age 81 of Clinton, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in the First Baptist Church of Clinton with Rev. Foy S. Conrad and Rev. Ramus Hicks officiating.
A traditional Indian wake will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the Pentecostal Church of God Indian Mission.
Yellow Cloud died Friday, April 8, 2005, in the United Methodist Health Care Center at Clinton. He had been a resident at Angelwood prior to that.
He was born on March 14, 1924 in Dixon, S.D.
Reared on the Rose Bud Reservation in South Dakota, he received most of his schooling there.
Yellow Cloud enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 and served during World War II. He received Purple Hearts after having been shot four times. He was honorably discharged in 1945 and traveled extensively around the United States, working from job to job.
He married Verna Standingwater in 1951 at Cheyenne, Okla.
Yellow Cloud lived most of his married life around the Clinton area, but he and his wife traveled together all over the U.S. and parts of Canada going to powwows and other functions.
He was a member of the Clinton Indian Baptist Church and Disabled American Veterans as well as being a lifetime member of the American Legion.
Fluent in five languages, he spoke his native language as well as Sioux, Cheyenne, Spanish, Japanese and English.
He loved to do artwork and was a self-taught pianist. His main claim to fame was that he was in the military with Clark Gable.
Preceding him in death were his wife and a daughter, Marcella Yellow Cloud.
Burial will conclude in the Clinton Indian Cemetery under the direction of the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.
Survivors include four grandchildren, Michelle, Rios, Millie Factor, Rhonda Galvin and Kyle Harrison; and 15 great grandchildren.
Friday, April 08, 2005
Thelma Arney rites Sunday at 1:38 pm
Funeral services for retired Leedey city clerk Thelma Arney, age 95, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the United Methodist Church at Leedey with burial to follow in the Evergreen Cemetery at Leedey.
Arney died Tuesday, April 5, 2005, in Pasadena, Texas. Arrangements are under the direction of the Shaw Funeral Home of Leedey.
Thursday, April 07, 2005
Funeral set for Stockton at 1:48 pm
Funeral services for Minnie Stockton, age 61 of Custer City, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Indian Pentecostal Church of God in Clinton with Paul Beartrack and Gerald Panana officiating. Burial will follow in the Geary Cemetery.
Wake services are planned from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the church.
Stockton died Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at Hydro. She was born on Oct. 24, 1953 in Watonga, the daughter of Warren and Sucelia (Littlehead) Hicks.
She was reared and attended school in Custer City.
In 1972 she married Haze Park and they made their home in Thomas and were married for 10 years.
She later moved to Clinton and married Levi Stockton in 1987.
She loved music, dancing, doing beadwork, spending time with her family and going to the children’s activities.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Lockstone Funeral Home in Thomas.
Survivors include three sons, Byron Grubb and his wife, Eva, of Lawton, Gary Hicks, Chris Parks of Edmond; a daughter, Heather Dowty and her husband, Kendall, of Yukon; five grandchildren; three brothers, Ramus Hicks of Clinton, Angelo Pedro of Wyoming, Dwight Hardin of Lame Deer, Mont.; three sisters, Margret Hicks of Cordell, Jewel Ellis of Jourdanton, Texas, Debbie Hart of Sacramento, Calif.
Preceding her in death, along with her parents and husband, were a brother, George Hicks; and a sister, Eugenia Hicks.
Hatter rites to be Friday at 1:47 pm
Funeral services for Frederick Virgil Hatter, age 63 of Thomas, will be held at 4 p.m. Friday in the First United Methodist Church at Thomas with Rev. Larry Harlan and Rev. Clyde Irving officiating.
Hatter died Tuesday, April 5, 2005, in Weatherford. He was born on Oct. 1, 1941 in Elk City, the son of Lester and Mary (Vosburgh) Hatter.
Reared in the Oakwood and Fay area, he attended school there before graduating from Oakwood in 1959.
He attended Oklahoma State University for two years before playing baseball for a Boston Red Socks minor league team.
Hatter married Judy Shaw on Sept. 14, 1963 in Oakwood. He worked for Cities Service Natural Gas at Blackwell and was transferred numerous places, retiring from Williams Field Service in Guymon after 31 years.
He coached American Legion baseball and was on the Guymon Board of Education for eight years.
In 1999 they moved to Thomas. He enjoyed farm work, golf and serving his church and community.
Burial will follow in the Mount Hope Cemetery under the direction of the Lockstone Funeral Home in Thomas.
Survivors include his wife, Judy, of Thomas; a son, Darren Hatter and his wife, Amy, of Clinton; two daughters, Darci Coulson and her husband, Jordan, of Amarillo, Texas, Dana Bowser and her husband, Brad, of Lubbock, Texas; three grandchildren, McKenna and Megan Hatter, Sean Coulson; a sister, Edith Rae Cole and her husband, Fred, of Perkins; and a sister-in-law, Sue Hajny, and her husband, Gary, of Perkins.
Preceding him in death were his parents.
Wednesday, April 06, 2005
Services set for Aldridge at 4:50 pm
Graveside services for Addie Bell Aldridge, 82, of Clinton, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 8, 2005 in the Waukomis Cemetery south of Enid with Doyle Kinney officiating.
Aldridge died early Tuesday, April 5, 2005 at the United Methodist Health Care Center.
She was born Feb. 13, 1923 in Camay, Texas to Jessie May and Eura (Stewart) Collins.
Her father worked in the oil fields, so she spent her early years in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas. She graduated from high school in Kansas.
She married Raymond Aldridge Feb. 3, 1946 in Oklahoma City and spent more time traveling the oil fields.
She was a member of the Baptist Church and the Rebecah Lodge. She enjoyed embroidery, knitting, playing cards, drinking coffee and eating cookies.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Mike Aldridge; a sister, Martha “Pat” Kleinwachter; and two brothers, James and Buddy Joe.
She is survived by a daughter, Martha and her husband Michael “Spanky” Copeland of Clinton; four grandchildren, Richard Gregg and wife Valenda, Shane Gregg and wife Pat, all of Enid, Corey Gregg of Clinton and Robin Lambert and husband Kevin of Enid.
Burial is under the direction of the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home.
Memorial set for Dr. Bryant at 4:49 pm
Memorial services for Dr. Lewis Jackson “Jack” Bryant, 80, of Clinton, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 7, 2005 at the First Christian Church with Doyle Kinney officiating.
Burial services were held earlier at the Clinton Cemetery under the direction of the Kiseau-Lee Funeral Home.
He died Monday night, April 4, 2005 at the Integris Clinton Regional Hospital.
“Jack” was born Dec. 20, 1924 in Hobart and was raised in Pawnee. After graduating high school he attended the University of Oklahoma and later joined the Air Corps during World War II, serving his country as a dentist while stationed in Okinawa.
He married Patricia Evans on Dec. 15, 1946. He would go on to graduate from Baylor University Dental School in Dallas along with his brother Joe.
He practiced dentistry in Clinton for 37 years and during that time he was an active member of the Oklahoma Dental Association, the Southwest District Dental Association, the International College of Dentists and served on the Oklahoma Board of Dentistry for nine years.
He enjoyed reading, playing the piano and golfing in his spare time.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Todd Bryant.
He is survived by his wife of the home; a daughter, Tricia Simmons of Erick; daughter-in-law Nancy Bryant and her children, Jamie, Tyler and Natalie; a son Bradford Bryant and wife Beth, and their daughter Baye, all of Houston; and two brothers, Joe Bryant and wife Jimmie of Enid and John Bryant and wife Mary Ann of Denton, Texas.
Services set for Leawn Stafford at 5:11 pm
Funeral services for Clinton Veterans Center resident Leawn Stafford, age 86 of Burns Flat, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Fourth and College Church of Christ in Cordell with Gavin Wilkie and Ronnie McKee officiating.
Stafford died Sunday afternoon, July 17, 2005, at the Veterans Center. He was born on April 11, 1919 at Rocky, the seventh of 13 children born to Lucias Andrew and Larissa Belle Metcalf Stafford.
He attended Lone Star grade school where he served as the janitor.
He was baptized at an early age and attended Rocky High School where he graduated in 1938.
Stafford was drafted into the Army in 1943, serving as a certified meat and dairy inspector for all food received on the West Coast for three years.
After his discharge he returned to Cordell where he met Emma Jo Leonard, and they were married on July 6, 1946.
He worked in the meat department at the Payte Baldwin’s Grocery Store in Cordell and also worked for a survey crew for the Rural Electric Cooperative putting in line between the 41 community and east to Dill City.
In 1947 and 1948 he went on harvest with one five-foot reel pull combine and tractor with one helper.
Purchasing a farm southeast of Burns Flat, the Stafford family had lived there for the past 56 years. Family members continue to farm the Stafford property.
Stafford continued to farm and do carpentry work until he retired in 1985.
Alzheimer’s had been affecting him for the past seven years. He was admitted to the Clinton Veterans Center on Aug. 17, 2003.
Preceding him in death, along with his parents, were three brothers, Perman, Herman, Cleo; four sisters, Lola, Flossie, Lorene, Eulala; and a granddaughter, Jennifer Jo Cannon.
Burial will be in the Port Cemetery at Sentinel under the direction of the Jack Loftiss Funeral Home in Cordell.
Survivors include his wife, Emma Jo, of the home; daughters, Judy Sturgeon and her husband, David, Beverly Cannon and her husband, Richard, Paula Stafford; grandsons, Shane Sturgeon and his wife, Erin, Scott Sturgeon and his wife, Amber, Steven Sturgeon and his fiancé, Cassie Wheeler, John and Mark Cannon; a great granddaughter, Emily Cannon; sisters, Lavern Hutcherson, Melba Jo Lau, Floetta Stafford, Inez Southall; a brother, Hershel Stafford and his wife, Norene; a sister-in-law, Alice Stafford Tabor; and many nieces and nephews.
Moman dies at 5:10 pm
Jack B. Moman, age 83, died Friday, July 15, 2005, at the Clinton Veterans Center.
No public services are planned. Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Monday, July 18, 2005
Mott services set at 11:11 pm
Funeral services for longtime Clinton educator Charlene Mona Mott, age 73, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First Christian Church with minister Doyle Kinney officiating.
Mott died early Sunday, July 17, 2005, at Integris Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City. She was born on Feb. 12, 1932 at Stillwater, the daughter of Jessie William and Elsie Irene (Penney) Redburn.
She grew up in Stillwater and graduated from high school in 1950.
After marrying Darrell Mott she went to work for Bollinger Machine Works as office manager. She also worked at Stillwater Sewing Machine Co.
She continued her education at Northeastern Oklahoma State University and received her BS from Oklahoma State University and later her Master’s from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.
She taught school at Clinton for 23 years before retiring in 1994.
In her spare time she was an accomplished artist, including china painting, pen-and-ink and oils.
Mott enjoyed music, reading, quilting, garage sales and collecting jewelry.
Preceding her in death, along with her parents, were a son, Theodore Mott; and a grandson, Timothy David Mott.
Burial will conclude in the Clinton Cemetery under the direction of the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home in downtown Clinton.
Survivors include a daughter, Robin Wolfe and her husband, Craig and a son, Darrell A. Mott, all of Clinton; sisters, Ruth Peaden, Patt Mott, Ardyth Dupree and her husband, Woody, and Alice Bilyea and her husband, Lowell, all of Stillwater; six grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Saturday, July 16, 2005
Darren Ernst funeral set Monday at 12:12 pm
Funeral services for Darren Dwain Ernst, age 15 of Clinton, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 18, 2005, at the First Baptist Church of Clinton with Doug Lewis and Robin Palesano officiating.
Darren died Thursday, July 15, 2005, at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Oklahoma City from complications due to neuroblastoma (a form of pediatric cancer).
Darren was a member of the Clinton High School Class of 2008, FFA and the First Baptist Church Youth Group.
In his spare time he loved racing go-karts and cars, deer hunting, golfing, talking on the telephone and spending time with friends.
Preceding him in death this year was his grandfather, Aldean Ernst.
Burial will conclude in the Clinton Cemetery under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.
Survivors include his parents, Conley Ernst and DeAnn and Robert Elliott, a sister, Courtney Ann Ernst, his grandmother, Jane Ernst, all of Clinton; maternal grandparents, Dan and Pam Murray of Plano, Texas, Carl and Angie Elliott of Ponca City, great grandparents, Bill and Leona Unger and Bobby and Eva Elliott, all of Clinton; aunts and uncles, Rudy and Lorie Rivera of Clinton, J.D. Murry of Plano, Texas; a special cousin, Jenae Standingwater and family of Sachse, Texas; a special friend, Chris Miller of Clinton; and a host of other friends and relatives.
The family will greet guests Sunday at the funeral home on West Modelle Avenue from 2 to 4 p.m.
A memorial fund has been set up at InterBank for Alex’s Lemonade Stand and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.