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Custer County, Oklahoma Obituary and Death Notices Collection

Custer County, Oklahoma Obituary Collection - 59

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Date: Friday, 3 December 2010, at 12:46 p.m.

Donna Callery rites Tuesday at 2:16 pm
Funeral services for Donna E. Hulsey Callery, age 70 and a longtime resident of Cordell, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Calvary Baptist Church in Cordell.
Callery died Friday, Sept. 15, 2006, at Integris Clinton Regional Hospital after a long bout with cancer. She was born on Oct. 6, 1935 in Hobart, the daughter of Clifford and Syble (Dowdy) Hulsey.

She graduated from Butler High School and was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Cordell.

Callery worked at the Oklahoma State Capitol for many years. She also worked for the Washita County Sheriff’s Office in Cordell as a deputy dispatcher for more than 20 years before retiring in 1996.

Preceding her in death were her mother, Syble Hopkins; one son, Shawn Marc Callery; one sister, Velma Darlene Pope; and one grandson, Chance Marc Callery.

Interment will follow at the Lawnview Cemetery in Cordell under the direction of the McClure Funeral Home in Cordell.

Survivors include two sons, Garth Sean Callery and his wife, Sherri, of Amarillo, Texas and Randall Todd Callery of Cordell; one brother, Frank LeRoy Hulsey and his wife, Sandra, of Goddard, Kan.; one sister, Marla Neuwirth and her husband, Jimmy, of Sentinel; eight grandchildren, Keytan and Cortlyn Callery, Nicole, Dee Dee, Chassidie and Stephan Coleman, Jason Thompson and Dustin Callery; four great grandchildren, Jet, Caine, Hennesey and Skyler.

The family suggests that donations in Donna E. Callery’s honor may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Sherril Jones services set at 2:16 pm
Funeral services for Sherril Jones, age 75 of Thomas, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church in Thomas with Rev. Larry Harlan officiating.
Jones died Friday, Sept. 15, 2006, in Enid. He was born on March 29, 1931 in Thomas, the son of Clarence Albert and Constance (Boileau) Jones.

He was reared and attended school in Thomas, graduating in 1949.

After high school he attended then Oklahoma A&M in Stillwater, graduating with a degree in agronomy.

He served in the U.S. Army for two years in Korea.

After his return to Thomas he farmed before retiring in 1993.

Burial will follow in the Mound Valley Cemetery at Thomas under the direction of the Lockstone Funeral Home of Thomas.

Survivors include a son, Charles Vernon “Chuck” Jones of Tulsa; a daughter, Sherry Stewart and her husband, Mark, of Ringwood; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and two brothers, Jack Jones and his wife, Dorothy, of Weatherford, Larry N. Jones and his wife, Konea, of Thomas.

Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were a brother, Earland Jones; and a sister, Lucile Christian.

The family suggests that memorial contributions in his honor may be made to either the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation or the Wesleyan Church in Ringwood.

Veola Cotter services set at 2:15 pm
Funeral services for Veola Mae Cotter, age 92 of Weatherford, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Weatherford with Rev. Lynn Brack officiating.
Cotter died Friday, Sept. 15, 2006, in Weatherford. She was born on Oct. 14, 1913 in Watonga, the daughter of Oscar and Eva (Treadwell) Roberts.

Reared in Quannah, Texas, she graduated from high school there and then moved to Weatherford where she attended then Southwestern Normal School.

On April 13, 1933 she married Lee Cotter, and they made their home in Weatherford.

She worked at C.R. Anthony’s in Weatherford for 41 years as a bookkeeper and in sales until her retirement in the 1980’s.

Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery at Weatherford under the direction of the Lockstone Funeral Home of Weatherford.

Survivors include two grandchildren, Kim McVicker and Warren Crain; four great grandchildren, Christie Daugherty, Kiana McVicker, Jordan McVicker, Madyson Crain; and a great-great grandchild, Breeanna Driggs.

Preceding her in death, along with her parents and husband, were a brother, Archie; and a daughter, Leola Matheny.

Friday, September 15, 2006
McKee rites set at Rocky at 2:28 pm
Graveside services for Trueman L.E. McKee, 82, of Cordell, are scheduled at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Lone Star Cemetery in Rocky.

McKee died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006, at Cordell Memorial Hospital.

He was born Feb. 3, 1924, to Earnest and Nellie (Maynard) McKee on the family farm at Rocky. After graduating from Rocky High School in 1941, he attended college and married Billie Logsdon on April 15, 1944, in Cordell, where they made their home.
McKee worked at a number of jobs. Among them, he was a farmer, ran the bowling lanes and was employed at Cordell National Bank.

He was a member of the North Side Church of Christ in Cordell.

Survivors include his wife, Billie, of the home in Cordell; one daughter, Dianne Clark, and her husband, Don, of Mountain View; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

McKee was preceded in death by one brother, Freeman.

Tim Turpin will officiate at the graveside service, with arrangements under direction of the Jack Loftiss Funeral Home of Cordell.

Laurel McNatt funeral slated for Saturday at 8:11 am
Funeral services for Edna Laurel McNatt, age 83 of Foss, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Foss with church pastor Rev. Dean Derieg officiating.
McNatt died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006 in her home at Foss. She was born June 18, 1923 at Foss, the daughter of Kirk and Pearl (Rigney) Latimer.

Reared on a farm south of Foss, she graduated from Foss High School in 1941 and attended business college in Elk City for two years.

She married her high school sweetheart, J.R. McNatt, in September of 1942. When J.R. returned from the military they farmed and ranched southeast of Foss.

Laurel worked as a clerk in the Foss Post Office and later was appointed postmaster in 1964 by then President Lyndon B. Johnson. She served in that capacity for 30 years.

She was an active member of the Foss Baptist Church Willing Workers Club and was an ombudsman for nursing home residents.

After retirement, she worked on the Washita County Election Board for several years.

Her husband of 59 years, J.R., preceded her in death in 2001. She also was preceded in death by her parents.

Interment will follow in the Page Cemetery under the direction of People’s Co-operative Funeral Home in Lone Wolf.

She is survived by two daughters, Sherry Hall and her husband, Larry, of Foss, Marylin Tierce of Elk City; a son, Jack Robert McNatt of Foss; grandchildren, Kevin Hall of Canute; Mechelle Hohnke of Foss, Rhonda Harris of Foss; great grandchildren, Keisha, Matthew, Christopher, Kimberly and Dylan; a sister, Wenona Dunn and her husband, Walter, of Georgetown, Texas; and a brother, R.C. and his wife, Rita, of Pharr, Texas.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Infant's rites on Thursday at 2:37 pm
Mass of Christian Burial for Leahnellie Verzine Ochoa, the 2½ month old Thomas infant who died as the result of a car accident on U.S. Highway 183 south of Arapaho Monday, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of the Lockstone Funeral Home in Weatherford with Father Mark Mason officiating.

Leahnellie was born on June 21, 2006 in Weatherford, the daughter of Jesus Ochoa and Alissa Carlon.

She died late Monday, Sept. 11, 2006, at Presbyterian Hospital in Oklahoma City.

Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery at Weatherford.

Leahnellie is survived by her parents, Jesus Ochoa and Alissa Carlon of the home in Thomas; maternal grandparents, Leona and Isidro Carlon; paternal grandparents, Arturio Ochoa and Victoria Melero; and maternal great-grandparent, Laverne Verzine Lime.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Lewis Long rites Friday at 3:07 pm
Funeral services for Lewis Long, Sr., age 76 of Clinton, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Bethany Baptist Church in Clinton with Rev. Billy Mucker officiating.

Long died late Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006, at his Clinton home. He was born on Nov. 7, 1929 in Chandler, the son of Andrew Sr. and Rosa Mae (Hill) Long.

Having spent his early years in Chandler and Gila Bend, Ariz., he attended school there.

He farmed until 1959 when he moved back to Oklahoma, settling in Clinton.

On Feb. 17, 1960 he married Nettie Lou Murphy in Clinton.

He went to work for Acme Brick where he worked for 44 years before retiring.

Preceding him in death, along with his parents, were two brothers, Andrew and N.R.; two sisters, Dess Miles, Vernita Meeks; a daughter, Casandra; and a grandson, Derek Long, Jr.

Burial will conclude in the Clinton Cemetery under the direction of the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.

Survivors include his wife, Nettie, of the home; daughters, Velma and Lori, both of Clinton, Pearlie Bethel of Tulsa; sons, Lewis Long, Jr., Deryk Long, Marcus Long, all of Clinton, Jerry Long of Tulsa, Kenneth Jones of Orlando, Fla.; sisters, Mary Lee Johnson of Oakland, Calif., Lavern Long and Patricia Long, both of Chandler; a brother, Wilbert Long of Oklahoma City; 26 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.

Ray Andes funeral set for Thursday at 3:06 pm
Graveside services for Ray Lester Andes, age 87 of Weatherford, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Greenwood Cemetery at Weatherford with Father Mark Mason officiating.
A wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of the Lockstone Funeral Home in Weatherford.

Andes died Monday, Sept. 11, 2006, at Southwestern Memorial Hospital in Weatherford.

He was born on March 29, 1919 in Sentinel, the son of Edward and Goldie (Williams) Andes.

Reared in Sentinel, he attended Port Rural School, graduating in 1937, and went on to attend the former Southwestern State College for a year before he entered the U.S. Army, serving from 1941 to 1945 during World War II.

On Jan. 20, 1946, he married Sue Iandiorio in Brooklyn, N.Y., making their home in Sentinel for two years.

They then returned to New York for six years where they managed a family owned restaurant. In 1968, the couple moved back to Weatherford where they owned and operated a trailer park.

Memorials may be made to the Habitat for Humanity.

Survivors include one son, Edward Andes and his wife, Kimberly of Broken Arrow; three daughters, Judy Banks of Weatherford, Connie Baker and her husband, Ed, of Lawton, Roberta Berry and her husband, Mark, of Weatherford; one brother, Bobby Andes and his wife, Laniel, of Layton, Utah; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grand-children.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; a grandson, Jacob Tate; and a granddaughter, Carla Banks.

Monday, September 11, 2006
Funeral set for Garling at 2:41 pm
Mass of Christian Burial for Lewis Kenneth Garling, age 85 of Clinton, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Clinton with Father Rex Arnold officiating.

A rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Kiesau Memorial Chapel at the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.

Garling died Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006, in his home. He was born on March 7, 1921 in Clinton, the son of H.V. and Viola (Sellick) Garling.

Reared in Clinton, he attended schools here and would have graduated in 1941 but he joined the U.S. Army on July 16, 1940 and served in World War II.

While in the Army, he married Juanita R. Gessel on Jan. 2, 1944.

After his honorable discharge on Dec. 8, 1945 he returned to Clinton and worked with his brother, Ezra, at Bills Bakery.

He later worked for Hunter’s Garage, specializing in transmission work.

He retired after 31 years in 1990.

Preceding him in death, along with his parents, were an infant son, Lewis K. Garling; a son, Larry K. Garling; three sisters, Ruie Caldwell, Vina Creecy, Haley Lung; and two brothers, Gene F. Garling and Ezra Garling.

He was a member of St. Mary’s and the American Legion.

Burial will conclude in the Clinton Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Juanita, of the home; a daughter-in-law, Patricia Garling of Bessie; two grandchildren, Kenneth Eldon Garling and Christina Kisinger, both of Bessie; and four great grandchildren.

Friday, September 08, 2006
Hires services Saturday at 3:33 pm
Memorial services for Janie T. Hire, 63, of Oklahoma City, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Custer Avenue Baptist Church in Clinton.

Mrs. Hire died Monday, Sept. 4, 2006, following a lengthy illness.

She was born Sept. 2, 1943, in the rural Leedey area to Zora L. and Lela Goff Thornbrough. She married Max Hire on Aug. 21, 1962.

Mrs. Hire worked as a librarian with the Putnam City and Oklahoma City school districts prior to her long-term illness.

Survivors include her husband, Max, of the home; two daughters, Hollie A. Hire, Oklahoma City, and Heather J. Hire, Santa Monica, Calif.; three sisters, Marlene Renison, Evalyne Williams and Patricia Bodkins; and two brothers, LeDon Thornbrough and Sam Thornbrough.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Leaford Thornbrough; and one sister, Geraldine Follis.

Mrs. Hire’s wishes were that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Oklahoma Lupus Association or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Owston rites held at 3:32 pm
Funeral services for Aubrie Lee Owston, age 12 of Eckley, Colo., were held Aug. 31 at the First Southern Baptist Church in Eckley with Pastor Trent Young officiating.
Aubrie died in the early hours of Sunday, Aug. 27, in a car accident about one mile west of Eckley. She was born in Liberal, Kan. on Dec. 3, 1993.

Aubrie and her family moved to Eckley in April of 1997. She had just started seventh grade at Yuma Middle School and was involved in volleyball and basketball.

Survivors include her parents, Jason and Stacey Owston; a sister, Ashley; a brother, Nathan; maternal great grandparents, Betty and Joe Cabaniss of Arapaho; and a maternal grandfather, Norman Cabaniss of Clinton.

The interment followed at Eckley Cemetery. Baucke Funeral Home of Yuma, Colo. directed the arrangements.

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