Belcher rites to be Tuesday at 12:36 pm
Funeral services for Jack Everett Belcher, 91, Clinton resident, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2006, in the First Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Rick Brew-ster officiating.
Burial will conclude at 3 p.m. in the Elmwood Cemetery in Woodward under the direction of the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home.
He died Friday, April 14, 2006, in the Integris Clinton Regional Hospi-tal.
He was born Aug. 16, 1914, to George Matt Belcher and Hettie Myrtle (Whitecotton) Belcher in Dale. He was raised in Dale and Shawnee and attended Dale High School.
He entered the Army during WWII and served in the Pacific Theatre.
He married Arline Rid-dle on June 23, 1947, in Shawnee.
He worked in the oil fields for 32 years with BJ Services, BJ Hughes and Chemical Process. The Belchers moved to Woodward from Okla-homa City in 1957. They had also lived in Russell, Kan., Enid and Shawnee.
He moved to Clinton to be close to his son and has recently been a resident of the Clinton Veterans Center.
He was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He was preceded in death by his wife in 1998 and three broth-ers, Clyde and twin brothers, Floyd and Lloyd.
He is survived by a son, Steve Belcher, grand-daughter Ali and her mother, Pam, all of Clinton; a sister, Ma-dilene Taylor of Lamar, Mo.; a brother, Jerry Belcher of Oklahoma City and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will start at 8 a.m. Monday at the Funeral home. The family will greet guests from 5-7 p.m.
Thursday, April 13, 2006
Brown rites to be Friday at 3:05 pm
Funeral services for Vi-ola Beatrice Brown, 88, former Clinton resident, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday April 24, 2006, in the First Baptist Church in Clinton with Rev. Sonny Stuart offi-ciating.
She died Wednesday, April 12, 2006, in the Kindred Hospital in Oklahoma City.
She was born Jan. 26, 1918, in Gotebo to Wil-liam and Roseanne (Adams) Cox. She grew up on a farm near Gotebo and attended Lake Valley School.
She married Joseph E. Williams on Nov. 18, 1935, and the couple made their home in Clinton. They moved to eastern Oklahoma be-fore returning to Clin-ton in 1952.
Her husband preceded her in death and she married Robert Lee Brown in 1969 and they lived in Oklahoma City where she opened a day care center.
She was a member of the Custer Avenue Baptist Church, AARP and the S.W. Senior Citi-zens Group in Okla-homa City.
Burial will conclude in the Clinton Cemetery under the direction of Stanley-Lee Funeral Home.
She was preceded in death by her husbands; two daughters, Emma Rose Williams and Julia Ann Harper; four grandchildren; five brothers, Andy, Otis, Robert, Virgil and Aaron and a sister, Pauline Knox.
She is survived by six daughters, Betty Co-conaugher of Clinton, Patsy Hatter and Joy South of Oklahoma City, Nancy Hornsby of Alabama, Mavis Smith of Altus, Cynthia Bous-sard of Harrah; six sons, Joe Williams and Roy Williams of Del City, Dennis Williams of Ardmore, Neal Wil-liams of Guthrie, Randy Williams of Bethany, Sidney Williams of Midwest City; a sister, Pauline Knox of Louisi-ana; 45 grandchildren, 65 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and a host of step grandchil-dren, nieces and neph-ews.
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Services set for Walker at 4:54 pm
Funeral services for Ona L. Walker, age 87 of Mountain Park, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the First Baptist Church at Snyder with Elder Norman Jones of the Primitive Baptist Church of Snyder officiating.
Walker died Sunday in a Hobart nursing home. She was born Aug. 6, 1918 in Spiro, the daughter of Bronzo and Effie (Sharver) Brewer.
Reared in Spiro, she had attended Spiro High School. She married Glen Ervin in Spiro on Dec. 3, 1938. She later married Ben Walker on Aug. 15 1951, and moved to Mountain Park.
Walker was a member of the Good Neighbors Quilting Club for many years and the Primitive Baptist Church where she served as clerk for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; a son, Dennis Keith Walker; one sister; and three brothers.
Burial will be in Rogers Cemetery southwest of Snyder under the direction of Becker Funeral Home of Snyder.
Survivors include two sons, Bobby Ervin and his wife, Pat, of Utah, Berl Wayne Ervin and his wife, Susie, of Snyder; three daughters; La Deen Sharver and her husband Quennion of Konawa, Glynda Tyler and her husband, David, of Clinton and Janie Strutton of Mountain Park; two brothers, Lawrence Brewer of Mountain Park and Alvis Ray Brewer of Oklahoma City; a sister, Nellie Ruth Perry of Snyder; 10 grandsons; 8 granddaughters; 32 great grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren.
The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to Faith Hospice, 2312 W. Third Street Elk City, OK 73644.
Sympathy cards may be sent to the family at www.beckerfuneral.com
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
Grant Miller funeral held at 3:29 pm
Funeral services for former Clinton attorney Grant Miller were set for today at St. Johnís Methodist Church in Springfield, Va.
Miller grew up in Lindsay and received an undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma in Norman and a law degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
He served in the Judge Advocate General Corps of the U.S. Air Force and at the Pentagon.
After retiring from the Air Force he served as a lobbyist and consultant in Washington D.C.
He is survived by his wife, the former Anne Goodwin of Clinton; two daughters, Blythe Capo and Molly Poole, and three grandchildren, all of Fairfield, Va.
Miller was preceded in death by a son, Grant Goodwin Miller.
Elaisa Castro services set at 3:28 pm
Funeral services for Elaisa L. Castro, age 82 and a former Clinton resident, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Church of Christ on Custer Avenue in Clinton with ministers Pat Peters and Steven Cardenas officiating.
Castro died early Saturday, April 8, 2006, in Oxford, Miss. She was born on Jan. 25, 1924 in Goliad, Texas, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Florence Losoya.
Having spent her childhood in Edna and Victoria, Texas, she married Manuel Castro, Sr. and the young couple made their home in Austin, Texas.
In 1960 they moved to Clinton where she lived until failing health resulted in her moving to Oxford, Miss. to be near family.
Preceding her in death, along with her parents and husband, were a daughter, Virginia Ornelas; and two brothers.
Burial will conclude in the Clinton Cemetery under the direction of the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home of Clinton.
Survivors include daughters Juanita Castro of Clinton, Rose Padgett and her husband, Wayne, of Oxford, Miss.; sons, Joe Castro and his wife, Ann, of Ecru, Miss., Manuel Castro, Jr. and his wife, Linda and Arnold Castro, all of Clinton; a sister, Juanita Alvarado of Florida; 18 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
Funeral set for Edwards at 8:43 am
Funeral services for Lovada Edwards, age 77 of Clinton, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton with Rev. Tyrone Lewis officiating.
Edwards died early Thursday at the Grace Living Center in Clinton following a lengthy illness. She was born on Feb. 17, 1928 in Lone Wolf, the daughter of Fred and Sarah (Player) Edwards.
Reared in Hobart, she attended Dunbar School for her first 11 years before moving to Clinton and graduating from Excelsior School on May 27, 1949.
She started working in the medical field, receiving her basic technical certification in nursing services in April of 1976.
Edwards had been employed at the Clinton Regional
Hospital and Tuberculosis Sanitarium as a nurseís aide.
Preceding her in death were her parents; a brother, Luther Edwards; and two sisters, Freddie Mae Branch and Iva Mae Edwards.
Visition will start at 9 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Friday, May 19, 2006
McCathern services set at 12:08 pm
Funeral services for Kimberly Ann McCathern, age 32, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Christian Church in Clinton with minister Doyle Kinney and Rev. Charles Murphy officiating.
McCathern died Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at the Thomas Nursing Center following a long battle with cancer. She was born on May 10, 1974 in Clinton, the daughter of Ronald D. and Yvonne Ann (Hicks) McCathern.
Reared in Clinton, she graduated from Clinton High School in 1992 and continued her education at Southwestern Oklahoma State University where she graduated in 1999 with a degree in health information management.
She started her working career at Parkview Hospital
in El Reno in medical records before returning to
Clinton in 2004.
Most recently she had been employed at Integris Clinton Regional Hospital.
She had been a resident of the Thomas Nursing Center for the past eight days.
She was a member of the First Christian Church.
Burial will conclude in the Clinton Cemetery under
the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.
Survivors include her mother, Yvonne Gholston of Clinton; her father, Ron McCathern of Gracemont; a sister, Kelly McCathern of Clinton; and grandparents, Paula and James Padgett of Gracemont and Norene Kennedy of Clinton
O.J. Butler's funeral held at 12:07 pm
Funeral services for Orville Jackson ďO.J.Ē Butler, age 95 of Woodward, were held Friday afternoon at the First Christian Church in Taloga.
Butler died Wednesday, May 17, 2006, in Woodward.
Interment followed the service in the Mound Cemetery at Taloga.
Beibel rites held at Erick at 12:05 pm
Graveside services for Mildred Toon Beibel were held Wednesday at the Erick Cemetery.
Beibel died Monday morning, May 15, 2006, at the United Methodist Health Care Center in Clinton.
Among the survivors are a sister, Ruth McCampbell of Clinton; and a niece, Ruth Eskew of Clinton.
Terry Wilson rites Monday at 12:04 pm
Funeral services for Terry Wilson, age 61 of Clinton, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the Kiesau Memorial Chapel in Clinton with Rev. Ramus Hicks and Rev. Paul Bear Track officiating.
A traditional wake service will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the Indian Mission Pentecostal Church of God.
Wilson died Wednesday, May 17, 2006, at the VA Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born on Aug. 3, 1944 in Clinton, the son of Frank R. and Lucy Yellow Hawk-Wilson.
Reared in Custer County, he enlisted in the U.S. Army on March 3, 1965 and served in the Vietnam War.
He achieved the rank of E-5 before his honorable discharge on March 3, 1968.
He married June Weasel Bear on March 20, 1972 in Clinton, and they made their home in Clinton. He had worked as a security officer for the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes and continued his education at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.
Preceding him in death, along with his parents, were sisters Margie Wilson, Cleo Sipes, Wanda Wilson; brothers, Clifton Ray Wilson, Everett Wilson; and an infant son.
He was a member of the Pentecostal Indian Church, Cheyenne Dog Soldier Headman, Oklahoma Inter Tribal Vietnam Veterans (having served as commander of the Northwest Chapter for Vietnam Veterans); VFW Post No. 181; and the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma.
Burial will conclude in the Clinton Indian Cemetery under the direction of the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.
Survivors include his wife, June, of the home; daughters, Linda, Jennifer, Alicia, Sara, Dottie Swallo, Debbie Weasel Bear, Tiny Black Fox; sons,. William Keith, John Marshall Wilson; sisters, Anna Bell Kaulity, Wilma Red Bird; brothers, Tulane Wilson, Ferrell Wilson, all of Clinton, John Towens of Norman and Patrick Mendoza of Denver, Colo.
Thursday, May 18, 2006
Alan Gaston rites Friday at 1:18 pm
Funeral services for Alan Hubert Gaston, age 58 of Oklahoma City, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at The Bridge Assembly of God in Mustang with graveside services following at Bethany Cemetery.
Gaston died Tuesday, May 16, 2006, in Oklahoma City. He was born in Woodward on Jan. 19, 1948, the son of Hubert and Pauline Gaston who preceded him in death.
Gaston married Karen (Rich) in 1969. In 1991 Alan married Diane (Hardesty), and they made their home in Oklahoma City.
Alan served in the Army Reserve Unit in Clinton from 1967 to 1972. He worked as a television repairman for his parents from 1968 to 1991 in Clinton.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mercer-Adams Funeral Service in Bethany. Family members were scheduled to receive visitors until 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Survivors include his wife Diane; daughter, Kari and husband Bobby Jackson of Bethany; daughter, Brigette Stark; son, Joshua Gaston; Alanís former wife, Karen Filiatrault and husband Art, all of Blackwell; and three grandchildren, Allison Weir, Justin Jackson and Wesley Combs.
At Alanís request donations may be made to the Home Bound Ministries of The Bridge Assembly of God, 1116 W. State Hwy. 152, Mustang, OK 73064