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Mary Jane Shi
Graveside services for Mary Jane Shi, 86, were held August 2, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at Oaklawn Cemetery with Rev. Emery Mason officiating. Service arrangements were under the direction of Cowley-Krien Funeral Home.
Mary was born June 24, 1918 in Blanchard to Isaac Garvin and Ruth Vincent Shi. She lived with her family in Purcell before moving to Ardmore where she graduated from Ardmore High School. She later moved to Sulphur where lived the remainder of her life. She was retired from the Oklahoma Veterans Center. She died on July 31, 2004 at her residence.
She is survived by one sister, Barbara Gilmore, Sulphur; three nieces and 11 grandnieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Mahauta Jo Shi and a brother-in-law, Wallace Gilmore.
Beverly Ann (Cochran) Cox
Graveside services for Beverly Ann (Cochran) Cox, 58, Sulphur were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25 at the Condon Grove Cemetery with Rev. Willard McCartney, Jr. officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Cowley-Krien Funeral Home.
Born August 13, 1946 in Atltus to Charles and Edna Jones Cochran, she died February 22, at her residence in Sulphur.
Mrs. Cochran was raised in Sulphur, graduaitng from Sulphur High. She married Warren Cox in Gainesville, Texas on June 3, 1988. She was a homemaker and loved to be with her children and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Samantha Gates, in 2002 and her parents.
Surviving are her husband, Warren, of the home; three daughters, Danielle Wilson, Sulphur, Melissa Blackburn and her husband, Wayne, Sulphur and Karen Matson, Moore.
Mina Leah Maxon
Graveside services for Mina Leah Maxon, 68, Mill Creek, were held Tuesday, March 1 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mill Creek Cemetery with Rev. Claud Williams officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Cowley-Krien Funeral Home.
Born April 1, 1936 in Mill Creek to Minor and Audrey Baker Hughes, she died Friday, Feb. 25 at her residence. She married Edward Maxon on April 4, 1993 in Mill Creek.
She was raised in Mill Creek and traveled with her family in the service before moving back to Mill Creek in 1988 where she lived the remainder of her life.
Surviving are her husband, of the home; her mother, Audrey Hughes; six sons, Shawn Taylor, Troy, Forrest Taylor, Mill Creek, Todd Taylor, Reagan, Scott Taylor, Helena, Ronnie Maxon, Denison, Texas and Steve Maxon, Norman; three daughters, Pamela Bice, Mill Creek, Deba Hamilton, Karen Crow, La. and Vicki Baker, Pottsboro, Texas; 27 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; four brothers, Delwyn Hughes, Selwyn Hughes and Howard Hughes, all of Mill Creek and Dewey Hughes, Seminole; five sisters, Jennette Hoefer and Jeannie Nelson, both of Mill Creek, Joyce Solrez and Carrie Pennel, Louisiana and Mildren West, Ada.
Pallbearers were Dennie Hamilton, Bubba Bice, Craig Hughes, Mitchell Nunez, Kirk Nunez and Chuck Baker.
Teresa Dell Clouse Wigley
Services for Teresa Dell Clouse Wigley, 62, Blanchard will be held Wednesday, March 2 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Blanchard with Rev. Ray Sims officiating. Interment will be in Blanchard Cemetery with Eisenhour Funeral Home of Blanchard in charge of arrangements.
Born July 6, 1942 in Norman to Dorothy Lorene (Coggins) and Eddie Clouse (E.O.), Sr., she died Sunday, Feb. 27.
She had lived in Blanchard all her life and attended school there. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and was a caregiver for Girffin Memorial Hospital. She enjoyed gardening and baking.
Survivors include her husband, Jimmy; two sons, Rex Wigley, and his wife, Lavitta, and Mike Wigley, all of Blanchard; one daughter, Brandi Wigley, Blanchard; her mother, Lorene Dunn and husband, Clinton, Sulphur; three brothers, Mark Dunn and his wife, Kelly, and Tracy Dunn, all of Sulphur and Eddie Clouse and his wife, Sherri, Blanchard; one sister, Brenda Smith, Poteau; a grandson, Justin Wigley; great grandson, Curtis Siler; a nephew, Conner Dunn and nieces, Lauren Dunn, Brighten Dunn, Devin Dunn and Ryan Dunn.
She was preceded in death by her father, E.O. Clouse.
Helen Marie Kellum "Nana" McEwin
Graveside services for Helen Marie Kellum "Nana" McEwin, 58, Davis will be held Thursday, March 3 at 1:00 p.m. at Green Hill Cemetery in Davis with Rev. Wayne Brashear officiating. Services are under the direction of Fox Funeral Home.
Born February 16, 1947 to William H. and Roxie (Digby) Kellum at Wadley, Alabama, she died Sunday, Feb. 27.
Surviving are two daughters, Angeline and Jennifer McEwin; grandchildren, JoAnna, William, Teena, April, Kaelyn, Harlyn and Jade; a sister, Evelyn Craig and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Juanita Faye "Nita" Lewis
Services are pending at Fox Funeral Home in Davis for Juanita Faye "Nita" Lewis, 73, Davis. She died Tuesday, March 1 in Ardmore.
Leota Faye "Aunt Lo" Simco
Services for Leota Faye "Aunt Lo" Simco, 51, Sulphur, were held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, Nov. 25 at the First Baptist Church of Sulphur with Rev. Bill Leveridge officiating. Interment was in Dougherty Cemetery with Krien Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Born January 5, 1954 in Sulphur to John Simco and Caroline (Parnacher) Eddy, she died Tuesday, Nov. 22 in Oklahoma City.
She grew up in Sulphur and attended Mid America Technology Center, obtaining her LPN license in 1987. She was employed by Arbuckle Memorial Hospital where she enjoyed working in the nursing field for many years.
She is survived by two daughters, Miranda Simco and her husband, Corey Venegas, Sulphur and Meredith Sanders and her husband, Danny, McKinney, Texas; two brothers, Joe and Jack Eddy, both of Sulphur; two sisters, Mary Cain and Cindy Langford, both of Sulphur; a special friend, John Charles Simmons, Jr., of the home; two grandchildren, Dakota Simco, Sulphur and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Leon, Charlie and Calvin Eddy; two sisters, Helenna Cain and Willetta Neeley and one grandchild, Andrea Saunders.
Joe Dale Saunders
Services for Joe Dale Saunders, 56, Dallas, Texas, were held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22 at the First Baptist Church of Davis with Pastor Willard McCartney and Rev. Finis Steelman officiating. Interment was in Green Hill Cemetery in Davis with Krien Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Born June 4, 1949 in Wynnewood to Otis "Bo" and Betty Jo (Green) Saunders, he died Thursday, Nov. 17 in Dallas.
He married Deborah Lynn (Martin) Saunders on December 3, 1977.
He grew up in the Davis area and graduated from East Central University in Ada. He spent most of his adult life in Texas, moving to Austin in 1973 and Dallas in 1994.
An avid sports' fan, he was quarterback on the football team and received high school prep All-American honors his senior year.
He is survived one son, James Bart Saunders; three daughters, Kerri Jo Brogden, Jennifer Lea Lancaster and Sara Elizabeth Saunders; three grandchildren, Meghan Kaye Brogden, Kiley Lea Brogden and John Hayes Lancaster; his father, Bo Saunders; a sister, Debbie Riddle; a brother, Mark Saunders and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Jo Saunders in 1996.
Pallbearers were Wyatt Gibson, Tommy Williams, Jean Allen, Leon Melde, Richard McDaniel, Tommy McDaniel, Mark Saunders and Rodger Clemons.
Honorary bearers were Troy Brogden, Kevin Lancaster, Leno Ibarra, Danny McDaniel, Aaron Saunders and Brad Williams.
A memorial service for Paul Leonard, grandson of the late Sulphur doctor, Paul Annadown, was held at 10:00 a.m. On Saturday, Nov. 26 at his former residence, Emerald Square Assisted Living, 701 N. Council Road, Oklahoma City .
Born in Sulphur on Dec 1, 1935 to Hazel (Annadown) and Walter Wayne Leonard, he died Monday, Nov. 21, in a traffic accident in Oklahoma City.
Leonard was the first grandchild of Leila (Clark) and Dr. Paul Vivian Annadown.
Leonard was an engineer, graduating from UCLA, Los Angeles, California. He was proud of his service in the army and of his affliation with Triangle Fraternity of UCLA.
He is survived by his two daughters, Laura Leonard of Ft. Myers, Florida and Deidre Leonard of Camarillo, California; a sister, Leila Kay (Leonard) Menzies, Long Beach, Calif.; a brother, James Walter Leonard; a niece, Cecily and nephew, Michael, Buena Park, California and cousins, Paula (Holladay) Faulk, Erna (Henley) Elliott, Bobby Henley, all of Oklahoma City, Anita (Henley) Chambless, Edmond, and Sandra (Henley) Willson, also of Oklahoma City.
Lee Cruce Matthews, Sr.
Funeral services for Lee Matthews, Sr. was held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, Nov. 28, at the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home Chapel, in Grove with Rev. Larry Kincheloe officiating, assisted by John Pinkerton. Interment was at Oaklawn Cemetery, Sulphur, on Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 1:30 p.m with Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Matthews, 95, died early Friday morning, Nov. 25, 2005 at Grand Lake Villa, Grove.
He was born July 22, 1910 at Tupelo, to Oliver and Ida Mae Matthews. Lee grew up in Coal County and went on to work for the Oklahoma State Highway Department for 36 years, living in many different communities throughout the state following his work. He married Katherine Geraldine Ford on December 8, 1999 at Miami. Lee was a resident of the Grand Lake area for the past 26 years and was a member of the Church of God in Grove.
Survivors include his wife, Geraldine, of the home; two sons, Lee Matthews, Jr., of Sulphur and Jerry Matthews, Kaufman, Texas; one daughter, Lawasson Pool, Burneyville; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers and a sister.
Chester Laverne Reese, Jr.
Chester Laverne Reese, Jr., formerly of Sulphur, died Thursday, Nov. 24 in Jacksonville, Fla.
He was born November 27, 1925 in Fairview to Chester and Mildred (Perkins) Reese. He attended Oklahoma State School for the Deaf and following the death of his father in 1937, he and his family moved to Sulphur. He worked for 13 years for the Sulphur Times-Democrat before moving to Stanton, Texas where he met and married Monna Caldwell Johnson on March 14, 1959.
He is survived by five children,, Monnette Depue, Norman, Keith Reese and his wife, Sheri, Jacksonville, Fla., Karen Farmer, Mountain Home, Ark. and John Reese and his wife, Mary, Bayfield, Colo.; 13 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; three sisters, Della Depue, Oklahoma City, Pasty and Fred Stewart, Hobart and Verla and Keith Unruh, Springhill, Kan.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Monna; three sisters, Vivian, Bonnie and Rose Marie.
A memorial service will be held at Wilmont Place Baptist Church in Oklahoma City at a later date and interment will be in Llano, Texas.
Services for Frank Beaver, 91, Sulphur, were held at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 2 at the Vinita Avenue Church of Christ with Rev. Richard Day and Allan Wynn officiating. Interment was in Oaklawn Cemetery with Clagg Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Born August 24, 1914 in Octavia, Okla. to William Francis Beaver and Ada E. Ferguson Beaver, he died Friday, April 28 in Wynnewood.
A retired plumber in this area for many years, he grew up in Octavia. He moved to the Sulphur area at age 13. He worked with the CCC program in Platt National Park and later worked for the Dolese company for 17 years. He became a licensed plumber and worked at Oklahoma School for the Deaf until his retirement.
He married Lorene Gilbert on February 15, 1939 in Sulphur. She preceded him in death on February 22, 1981. On August 3, 1988, he married Vinita Pearson Brewer in Sulphur.
Survivors include his wife, Vinita, of the home; two daughters, Keatha Cagle and Sharon Talbert, both of Sulphur; a step-daughter, Fredia Gilbert, Sulphur; three sons, Dewey Beaver, Ontario, Calif., Jimmie Beaver, Oklahoma City and Kenneth Beaver, Bastrop, La.; two step-sons, Gerald Brewer, Oklahoma City and Randy Brewer, Sulphur; two brothers, Roy Beaver, Ada and Clyde Beaver, Jenks; one sister, Claretta Dark, Del City; 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Florence Lewis.
Pallbearers were Allen Beaver, Brett Beaver, Mike Woods, Josh Dale, Will Campbell and John Cagle, Jr.
Condolences may be sent on-line to www.claggfuneralhomec.com.
G. B. Callaway
Services for G. B. Callaway, 81, were held last Saturday in Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel in North Richland Hills, Texas with Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. He died Wednesday, April 26 in North Richland Hills.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a 50-year Scottish Rite Mason and Shriner. A retired insurance man, he was a 42-year member of the Life Underwriters and was a long-standing member of the American Legion.
He was preceded in death by a son, G. B. Callaway, Jr. II and a daughter, Deborah Kay Callaway.
Surviving are his wife, Geneva; two daughters, Diana Callaway Fulks and husband, Gary, Atlanta, Texas and Donna Callaway Nugent, Dallas, Texas; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Reba F. Thompson
Funeral services for longtime Sulphur resident and church organist Reba F. Thompson, 87, were held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 15 at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Eddie Malphrus officiating. Interment was in Oaklawn Cemetery with Clagg Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Born September 7, 1918 in Willis to J. Frank Dickerson and Eula Marie Hayes Dickerson, she died Thursday, May 11 in Norman.
She came to this area as a small child with her grandparents, J. Frank and Alma Dickerson. After graduating from Sulphur High School in 1936, she attended the University of Oklahoma. She later worked as a dental assistant to Dr. W. L. Shamel and Dr. D. T. Frye in Sulphur from 1939 until her retirement in 1970.
On May 23, 1952, she and Paul E. Thompson were married.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church where she served for 70 years and organist. She was also a member of the Tulip Federated Garden Club and the Schubert Federated Music Club. She loved music, flowers and her cats.
Surviving are her husband, Paul, of the home; a sister and her husband, June and Tom Wideman, Abilene, Texas; a special niece, Nancy Ledvina, Fort Worth, Texas and special friend and his family, Perry Luna.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Fred and Fayne Dickerson.
Pallbearers were Allen Butch Hill, Phil Hurst, Gary Freeman, Paul Luna, Major Clagg and D. T. Thompson.
Paul Steven Smith
Funeral services for Paul Steven Smith, 47, Tulsa, were held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 13 with Rev. Bill Leveridge officiating. Interment was in Oaklawn Cemetery with Clagg Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Born December 30, 1958 in Purcell to Sam William Smith and Jo Ann Boyd Smith, he died Thursday, May 11 in Tulsa.
He married Kathy Clement on January 16, 2001 at Greenville, Texas.
He grew up in the Sulphur and Ardmore areas, attending school in Dickson and Sulphur. He lived in Tyler, Texas six years before returning to this area. He was a Baptist and served in the U.S. Army for one year. He worked as a trucker and mechanic.
Surviving are his wife, Kathy, Tulsa; two daughters, Maranda Conlon and Karen Jean Thompson, both of Tulsa; a son, Michael Loyd Smith, Ardmore; a sister, Peggy Whittington, DeRidder, La. and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Jo Ann Clifton; a brother, Sam Smith, Jr. and his father, Sam Smith.
Pallbearers were James Hembree, Chad Smith, David Upton, Jeff Smith, Mike Gordon and Michael Thompson.
Judith A. Clement
Funeral services for Judith A. Clement, 63, Mill Creek, were held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, May 15 at the First Baptist Church in Mill Creek with Rev. Claude Williams officiating. Interment was in Mill Creek Cemetery with Clagg Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Born Thursday, Feb. 11, 1943 in Troy to Perry E. Reed and Imogene Hudgens Reed, she died Thursday, Feb. 11 in Troy.
A bank teller, Mrs. Clement grew up in the Troy and Mill Creek area, attending school in Troy and graduating from Mill Creek in 1960. She attended the University of Oklahoma and had worked at Landmark Bank and First National Bank. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mill Creek.
Surviving are her husband, Perry, of the home; a daughter, Amy Lynn Born, Guthrie; a son, Jeffrey Thomas Clement, Sapulpa; her mother, Imogene Reed, Troy and three brothers, Gary Don Reed, Duncan, Terry Lynn Reed, Mill Creek and Marcus Ray Reed, Troy.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Pallbearers were Tom Vestal, John Clark, Dean Ross, Tim Stinson, Leon Sorrells and James Gist.
Loy "Jay" Lee Hasting
Graveside services for Loy "Jay" Lee Hasting, 87, Davis, were held at 2:30 p.m., Friday, May 12 at Oaklawn Cemetery with Rev. James Densman officiating. Interment was in Oaklawn Cemetery with Krien Funeral Home, Sulphur, in charge of arrangements.
Born March 12, 1919 in Hugo to M. M. and Kaie L. (Robertson) Hasting, he died Tuesday, May 9 in Davis.
He was a retired Boeing Aircraft worker and served in the U.S. Army during WWII, attaining the rank of staff sergeant.
He is survived by a brother, Vernon Hasten, Davis; a niece, Sue Ann Goodman, Oklahoma City and several other nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers and two sisters.
Hubert Alfred Threadgill
Graveside services for Hubert Alfred Threadgill, 87, Ada, were held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 12 at Dolberg Cemetery with Rev. James Densman officiating. Interment was in Dolberg Cemetery with Krien Funeral Home, Sulphur, in charge of arrangements.
Born October 30, 1918 in Roff to Bert and Bessie Threadgill, he died Tuesday, May 9 in Ardmore.
He grew up in the Roff and Dolberg areas. While working in Fort Worth, Texas, he met and married Dorothy Mae Hoffman. The couple was married 52 years until her death last year.
In 1939, he enlisted and served in WW II where he was wounded in action in Europe. He received the Purple Heart, American Defense Service Medal and European, African, Middle Eastern Service Medal.
After his military discharge in September, 1945, he began work for the railroad and the couple built their home by themselves in Crowley, Texas. He retired as office supervisor for Lone Star Gas Company. His favorite hobbies were fishing and playing cards.
Surviving are one daughter, Jo Ann Soccio and husband, Greg, Wylie, Texas; three grandchildren, Stephen, Amy and Emily and three great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; his parents; one brother and one sister.
Gladys Eugenia Heaton
Gladys Eugenia Heaton, 82, Davis died Friday, May 12 in Ardmore with Krien Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. She was born September 17, 1923 in Houston, Texas to George Frank and Nellie Mae (Woodruff) Corse.
She attended college at Sam Houston State Teacher's College in Huntsville, Texas and three and one-half years at Baylor University. During WW II, she worked for five years as a civilian secretary with the Army Air Corps. She married Frank Heaton on June 17, 1952 in Waco, Texas. She moved to Davis from Premont, Texas on June 11, 1956 and remained there until her death.
A devoted homemaker and mother, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Davis.
Surviving are her husband, Frank; three daughters, Darlene Coll, Davis, Louise Parker, Sulphur and Judy Gibson, Davis; one brother, Kenneth Corse, Falfurrias, Texas; two sisters, Elba Oswalt, Waco, Texas and Nellie Jackson, Huntsville, Texas; four grandchildren, Eric Coll, Blake Gibson, Breanne Gibson, all of Davis and Jordan Allen, Sulphur and two great-grandchildren, Megan and Maci Coll, Davis.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Donations may be made to the Baptist Children's Home.
Donald Dewayne Bruster
Services for Donald Dewayne Bruster, 39, Mill Creek were held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 15 at the Pentecostal Church in Mill Creek with Bro. Darryl Patrick officiating. Interment was in Troy Cemetery with Krien Funeral Home, Sulphur, in charge of arrangements.
Born in Sulphur April 11, 1967 to Johnny Wayne Bruster and Joyce (Hudson) Beaver, he died Thursday, May 11 in Mill Creek.
A crane operator at Autumn Rose Quarry for 13 years, he grew up in Sulphur, graduating from Sulphur High School in 1986. He married Gina Rene Vaughan in 1988 and the couple made their home in Mill Creek.
He enjoyed gardening and woodworking and his family.
He is survived by his wife, Gina, of the home; his mother, Joyce Beaver, Sulphur; a stepfather, Guy Beaver and wife, Gloria, Sulphur; his father, Johnny and wife, Jean, Kilgore, Texas; one daughter, Shandalyn Bruster, of the home; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Travis and Azelle Vaughan; five brothers, Phillip Arnold and wife, Nissa, Mill Creek, Matt Frost and wife, Kassi, Jason Anderson and Tracy Sanders and wife, Angela, all of Sulphur and Travis Bruster and wife, Lisa, Lubbock, Texas; one stepbrother, Robert Bruster and wife Anna, Honduras, South America; two sisters, Kathy Bruster and Leanne Blocker and husband, Albert, all of Sulphur; two nieces, Stacy Bruster and Hannah Arnold and one nephew, Blake Bruster.
He was preceded in death grandmother and grandfather, Lois Hudson and William Hudson.
Pallbearers were Alan Hearrell, Shannon Wright, Gary Samis, Tom Haney, Marci Roman, Rick Hudson and Bob Haney.
Honorary bearers were Kendal Jertel, Steve Castleberry and Tony Lee.
Maude Bell Cruse
Funeral services for Maude Bell Cruse, 83, Sulphur were held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 13 at the Bethany Baptist Church in Atoka with Rev. James Densman officiating. Interment was in Bethany Cemetery, Atoka with Krien Funeral Home of Sulphur in charge of arrangements.
Born May 27, 1922 in Stratford to Clark and Mary (Jhon) Meely, she died Wednesday, May 10 in Sulphur.
She grew up in the Sulphur area, married and then moved to Oklahoma City where she raised her family. In 1981, her husband retired and the couple moved to Atoka. In the '90's, she returned to Sulphur to be near her daughter and remained here until her death.
Surviving are two sons, Carl Cruse and friend, Cheryl Blind, Oklahoma City and Timmy Cruse and wife, Vicki, Atoka; one stepson, Bobby Cruse, Edmond; two daughters, Donna Smith and husband, Junior, Sulphur and Lavella Allison and husband, Emmett, Blanchard; one stepdaughter, Gladys Cruse, Edmond; one sister, Beatrice Byars, Oklahoma City and 35 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Harry; two sons, John R. Wallace and Frank H. Cruse; four brothers and four sisters.
Pallbearers were Charles Burton, Nathan Smith, Calvin Easley, Bryan Berryhill, George Mouse, Chris Burton and Jack LaFontain.
Honorary bearers were Jeremy Cruse, Jaron Cruse, Greg Burton, Van Shaw Cruse and Everett Burton.
Services for Sulphur resident Loyed Franks, 91, are pending with Clagg Funeral Home. Mr. Franks died Tuesday in the Arbuckle Memorial Hospital.
Anna Bell Neal
Services for Anna Bell Neal, 98, Sulphur, were held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, June 16 at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Eddie Malphrus and Rev. Terry Neal officiating. Interment was in Oaklawn Cemetery with Clagg Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Born July 19, 1907 in Mena, Ark., to Joe Elliston and Lou Newman Elliston, she died Wednesday, June 14 in Sulphur.
She married Harce N. Neal on February 10, 1924 in Mill Creek. He preceded her in death on November 6, 1973.
She spent her early years in Mena, Ark and Muse, Oklahoma, moving in 1916 by train to Mineral Wells, Texas. In December, 1918 the family moved by covered wagon to the Horseshoe Ranch, northeast of Sulphur. It took a week to make the trip and the family crossed the Red River by ferry. In 1923 they moved to the Fletcher community and in the spring of 1925 they moved to a Mill Creek area farm, living in a log cabin belonging to Harce's father. In 1930 the family moved to the Buckhorn area southeast of Sulphur where they raised cattle and operated a dairy.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Home Demonstration Club. She loved to sew and quilt.
Survivors include a son and his wife, Gene and Anita Neal, Sulphur; a daughter, Ludene West, Midwest City; five grandchildren, Ronnie West, Donna Miller, Debbie Watkins, Lanny Neal and Terry Neal; 16 great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Sam Elliston, Oscar Elliston and Lewis Elliston; four sisters, Birtie Smith, Genola Abbott, Winnona Weddie and Verna Shaffer.
Pallbearers were Caleb Neal, Marcus Neal, Matthew Neal, Bryan Miller, Joe Miller, Kyle Watkins, Justin Breeden and Danny Breeden.
Sheila Lorrain Vineyard
Services for Sheila Lorrain Vineyard, 41, Davis, were held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 16 at the First Baptist Church of Dougherty with Pastor Williard McCartney Jr. officiating. Interment was in Dougherty Cemetery with Krien Funeral Home of Davis in charge of arrangements.
Born February 20, 1965 in Torrance, Calif., to Virgil Schultz and Loretta Maxine (Jenkins) Schultz Mattingley, she died Tuesday, June 13 in Ardmore.
She grew up in Enid and Cushing, graduating from high school in Cushing. She enjoyed antique shopping, watching movies, but her greatest joy was in raising her children.
She was a member of the Midway Hill Baptist Church where she was baptized last February 7.
Surviving are her mother, Maxine Mattingley; two sons, Christopher Glenn Blankenship, of the home and Justin Vineyard, who is in the U.S. Marines stationed in California; three daughters, Coywetta Necole Blankenship, Ardmore, Tristan Vineyard, Dougherty and Chelsea Vineyard, Davis; two brothers, Bobby Burris and wife, Stacy, Mustang and Dan Branscum, Cushing; two sisters, Beverly Duncan and husband, Mike, Stillwater and Sabrina Taylor and husband, Steven, Davis; five grandchildren; her former husband and close friend throughout her life, Ben Vineyard; four special friends, Jackie Doyle, Cushing, Jill Weldon, Dougherty, Cynthia Mowrey, Hennepin and Susan of Davis.
She was preceded in death by her father, Virgil Schultz and the father who raised her, Ed Mattingley.
Pallbearers were Roger Weldon, Walter Vineyard, Chris White, Douglas Akers, Bobby Brooks and Terry Hornsberger. Ray Brooks served as an honorary bearer.
Robert "Rob" Alan McDaniel
A memorial service for Robert "Rob" Alan McDaniel, 39, Bellville, Texas, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 22 at Krien Funeral Home Chapel in Davis with Rev. Willard McCartney, Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Green Hill Cemetery in Davis with Krien Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Born March 8, 1967 in Roswell, N. M. to Glen McDaniel and Sandra (Wilson) Webb, he died Saturday, June 17 in Milton, Fla.
Rob grew up living most of his life in Texas. He graduated from LaVernia, Texas High School and went on to complete two years of college at Texas A & M. His employment years included sales, carpentry and construction.
He loved watching little league games, meeting people and making friends. His stepdaughter, Arianna, often shared with others how wonderful he was as a father.
He is survived by his wife, Sydonia, of the home; two sons, Ian and Cole, both of the home; one daughter, Arianna, of the home; his father and mother, Glen McDaniel, Carrollton, Texas and Sandra Webb, Davis; one brother, Brian and wife, Dee, Davis and his grandmother, Pearlene Wilson, also of Davis.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Eula McDaniel, Hobbs, N. M. and Walter Wilson, Wilson, Okla.
Dessie Lorene Wilkins
Services for Dessie Lorene Wilkins, 87, Shawnee, were held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 20 at the Walker Funeral Service Chapel with J. C. Farrand and Ernie Deeds officiating. Interment was in Oaklawn Cemetery in Sulphur with Walker Funeral Service of Shawnee in charge of arrangements.
Born March 16, 1919 in Asher to Arvo L. and Elsie Worstell, she died Saturday, June 17 at her home.
An L.P.N. and graduate of City Hospital, Shawnee in 1958 she was a certified lab technician
She married Alfred Vernon Wilkins on February 5, 1939. She was a member of the Westgate Freewill Baptist Church
Surviving are her husband, Alfred Wilkins, of the home; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Anneta and Milton Hunt, Davis, Charlotte Kelly, Shawnee, Linda and J.C. Farrand, Shawnee; grandchildren, Lisa and David Littrell, Edmond, Steve and Cindy Hunt, Broken Arrow; Holly Moore, Shawnee, Kristi and Chuck Criess, Bartlesville, Carri Farrand, Washington, D.C. and Clint and Dresden Farrand, Columbia, Mo. Also surviving are great grandchildren, Spencer Hunt, Baylee Hunt, Taylor Moore, Brittni and Dylan Criess; 1 great grandson, Brecken Reid Hunt; one brother and sister-in-law, Doyle and Jane Worstell, Ponca City; two nieces and many other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Margie Moreland, two infant children and one great grandson Colton Criess.
Mildred C. (Springer) Dixon
Services for Mildred C. (Springer) Dixon, 96, Davis, were held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 16 at Hale's Memorial Chapel with Rev. Charles Brown officiating. Interment was in Green Hill Cemetery with Hale's Funeral Home of Davis in charge of arrangements.
Born in Davis on December 3, 1909 to John B. and Minnie (Pullen) Springer, she died in Edmond on Monday, June 12.
After graduating from Davis High School, she attended secretarial school in Ardmore, learning stenographer skills. She worked for the State of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City until the beginning of WW II, when she moved to Washington, D.C., working for the U.S. government in requisitioning supplies for troops going overseas. After the end of the war, she moved to Tulsa where she was employed by Sinclair Oil Company until her retirement, when she moved back to Davis to care for her elderly parents.
She is survived by two sisters, Norene Rowe, Los Banos, Calif. and Doris Strain, Bogata, Texas; two nieces, Karen Whitaker, Alvardo, Texas and Edith Carlstone, Edmond; two nephews, Norman Hartness, Gaithersburg, Md. and Richard Rowe, California.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, James Bruce Springer, Davis and one sister, Lorene Hartness, Tulsa.
Pallbearers were Charlie, Houston, Darin and Jason Rogers, Bill Chaffin and Heath Foster.
Michael L. Clark
Graveside services for Michael L. Clark, 38, Pauls Valley, will be held Wednesday, June 21 at 10:00 a.m. at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery with Chaplain Glenn Adams officiating. Services are under the direction of Wooster Funeral Home.
He was born June 1, 1968 and died Friday, June 16 in Norman.
Surviving are his mother, Jeani Weir, Oklahoma City; two brothers, Joseph Jette and John Jette, II, both of Oklahoma City; three sisters, Joni Jette, Yukon, Jeana Jette and Jennifer Relei, both of Modesto, Calif.; one stepbrother, Wesley Weir, Drumright; one stepsister, Jennifer McKinney, Drumright; his grandmother, Jean Stack, Oklahoma City and 22 nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Audie Deola Hayes
Graveside services for Audie Deola Hayes, 85, Whitney, Texas, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 21 at Oaklawn Cemetery with Tommy Haynes officiating. Arrangements will be under the direction of Clagg Funeral Home.
Born March 21, 1921 in Ridge, Mont., to Tom Denson and Zettie Moore Denson, she died Friday, June 16 in Whitney, Texas.
She spent her early years in Montana and Texas. She came to Oklahoma in her youth, living in Garvin County, Davis and Stratford. She married Martin H. Hayes on December 10, 1937 at Pernell. He preceded her in death in May, 2004. They moved to Sonora, Calif., in 1950 and returned to Sulphur in 1976 after her husband's retirement. She had been living in Whitney, Texas with her son.
Surviving are two sons, Donald Ray Hayes, Phoenix, Ariz. and Martin Hayes, Jr. and his wife, Brenda, Whitney, Texas; two sisters, Bobbie White, Sulphur and Montie Winn, Lindsay; two brothers, Rex Denson, Corona, Calif. and Max Denson, Live Oak, Fla.; three grandchildren, Christopher Hayes, Whitney, Texas, Drew Hayes, and Ray Ann Hayes, Phoenix, Ariz. and a great granddaughter, Erika Hayes, Phoenix, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Beatrice Chandler, Maize Whitt and Oleta White; one brother, T. I. Denson.
Nephews served as pallbearers.