ADA — Services for Robert Henry “Bob” Shortes, 71, Ada, are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Covenant Cumberland Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Linda Snelling will officiate. Burial will follow at Swan Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Criswell Funeral Home.
Mr. Shortes died May 16, 2004, at his home. He was born March 17, 1933, in Duncan to Coy and Violet Hardin Shortes. He and his family moved to Ada when he was 4 years old from Marlow, Okla. He attended Horace Mann and graduated from Latta High School. He attended the University of Oklahoma and East Central University and was a member of the R.O.T.C.
Mr. Shortes owned and operated C & L Drilling and Well Service since 1970. He retired in 1993.
He married Loretta F. Lawson July 11, 1952, in Ada. He was an active member of Covenant Cumberland Presbyterian Church for 50 years. He served on the board of directors of the First National Bank for 20 years and he served in the U. S. Navy from April 15, 1952, until February 20, 1954, aboard the cruiser ship U.S.S. Quincy.
Survivors include his wife, Loretta F. “Weta” Shortes, of the home; two daughters, Debra Strong and husband Roger, Ada, and Kim Brashear and husband Maurice, Ada; four grandchildren, Jeremy Strong and wife Mika, Oklahoma City, Robin Baber and husband Heath, Ada; Brandi Holloway and husband Brad, Ada and Brynna Brashear, Ada; two great grandchildren, Hailey Baber, and Gehrig Strong; nephew and caregiver, Jeff Martin; niece, Doris Taylor and many other nieces and nephews; and longtime friend, Marie Collins. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Doris Cass and brother, J. C. Shortes, Jr.
Bearers will be Randy Davidson, Henry Katz, Alfred Katz, Gerald Current, Elmer Gerth, Bob Waller, and Keith Hildreth.
The family says those who wish may make memorials to the church building fund of Convenant Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 1718 Latta Road, Ada, OK 74820.
Criswell Funeral Home, Ada
ADA — Services for Carolyn Sue Young, 61, Ada, are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Central Church of Christ, Bud Ross and Scott Young will officiate. Burial will follow at Swan Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Young died Sunday, May 16, 2004, at her home. She was born Oct. 10, 1942, at Altus to Tillman and Mary Chapman Roberts. She graduated from Martha High School. She came to this area in 1972 from Altus.
She married Elmer Lee Young Dec. 31, 1972, in Pontotoc. Mrs. Young was a member of Central Church of Christ and a member of the Ada Hobo’s Club. For the past four years, she was the secretary for Healthcare Innovations.
Survivors include her husband, Lee Young, of the home; three daughters, Cindy Glover and husband Terry, Ada, Pam Williamson and husband Steve, Ada, and Christie Birchfield and husband Dale, Antlers; one son, Michael Young and wife Mandy, Cheyenne, Wyo.; one brother, Bobby Roberts and wife Sharon, El Reno; six grandchildren, Tiffany Schoons, Jason Christian and Beau Christian, April Williamson and Autumn Williamson and Carleigh Crowley; and one great grandson, Camren Christian.
Bearers will be Ernie Sheppard, Tom Jackson, Ben Walker, Ron Milner, Chris Feiler and Dr. Jerry Morgan.
The family says those who wish may make memorials to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation for Heart Disease, 825 NE 13th, Oklahoma City, OK 73104.
Criswell Funeral Home, Ada
FRED E. LUNDGAARD
ESCANABA, Mich. — Services for Frederick Elmer Lundgaard, 87, Ada, are 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Escanaba.
Mr. Lundgaard died May 13, 2004, at his home. He was born Aug. 26, 1916, at Escanaba to August A. and Grace Shirk Lundgaard. He attended school in Cornell, and Escanaba, and moved to Ada, Okla., in September 1970 from Antigo, Wis.
He was a salesman for Bird’s Eye Veneer for 30 years and had also worked at Trader Mills, Ada. He served in the U. S. Marine Corps from 1934-1938 and was a member of the Expeditionary Force in China from Aug. 2, 1935, until Nov. 8, 1937. He participated in the defense of the International Settlement, Shanghia, China, during the Sino-Japanese engagements from Sept.19 through Nov. 8, 1937.
Mr. Lundgaard reenlisted Dec. 11, 1942, serving until May 24, 1946. He participated in the Occupation of China from Oct. 10, 1945, until Feb. 9, 1946. He was a member of the American Legion.
He and Catherine Harvey were married June 14, 1947.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Neal Lundgaard and Louis Lundgaard.
Survivors include his wife, Catherine, of the home; a daughter, Kay Vaughan, Oklahoma City, Okla.; two sons, Jim Lundgaard and wife Jill, Green Bay, Wis., and Fred Lundgaard and wife Mary, Detroit; a sister, Mary Schmidt and husband Ed, Indianapolis, Ind.; a brother, Robert Lundgaard and wife Betty, Indianapolis; eight grandchildren, Aaron Lundgaard, Jessica Lundgaard, Greta Lundgaard, Mitch Lundgaard, Meghan Murphy, Heather Vaughan, Vance Vaughan and Jay Deuster; and two great -grandchildren, Grace and Claire Murphy.
Bearers are Aaron Lundgaard, Jay Deuster, Mitch Lundgaard, Vance Vaughan and Dennis Murphy.
The family says those who wish may make memorials to Muscular Dystrophy Association, 5601 NW 72nd, Suite 124, Oklahoma City, OK 73132-5903.
Criswell Funeral Home, Ada
SULPHUR — Graveside services for Orlan “Sonny” Price, 69, Sulphur, are 10 a.m. Monday at Oaklawn Cemetery.
He died May 14, 2004, at Ardmore.
Cowley-Krien Funeral Home
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Services for Joshua Wayne Waters, 49, Kansas City, are 1 p.m. Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence, Kan. The family will receive friends Wednesday following the service.
Mr. Waters died May 14, 2004, at Blue Springs. He was born Nov. 24, 1961, at Ada, Okla., to Earl and Dee Anne York Waters.
He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1980 and also attended Centennial Grade School and Central Junior High in Lawrence.
He was co-owner of Contractors State License School in Los Angeles, Calif., prior to relocating to Kansas City in December 2003.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Jacob Water, Oct. 10, 2001.
Survivors include his parents, Earl and Dee Ann Waters, Lawrence; a brother, Abe Waters, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family says those who wish may make memorials to Lawrence Community Theatre or Lawrence Humane Society, c/o Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 68044-6260.
Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence
KONAWA — Services for Louie Edward Mullins, 75, Konawa, are 2 p.m. Monday at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Chapel, Ed George officiating. Burial follws at Vamoosa Cemetery.
Mr. Mullins died May 14, 2004, at an Ada hospital. He was born Oct. 4, 1928, at Prue to Benjamin Franklin and Claudia Elizabeth Garrison Mullins. He lived in the Konawa area all of his life.
He and Lula Mae Heard were married March 15, 1952, at Van Buren, Ark.
Mr. Mullins was a retired state inspector for cattle disease. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, ranking as private first class, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Betty Jo Ramsey, Molly Hill, Alma Green and Leona Bley; and two brothers, W.J. Mullins and Sonny Mullins.
Survivors include his wife, Mae Mullins, of the home; three sons, Rickie Don Mullins, Roland Edward Mullins, both of Konawa, and Steve Allen Mullins, Sasakwa; a daughter, Debbie Kay Kuestersteffen, Konawa;a brother, Benny Don Mullins, Colorado; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Bearers are Zeb Kuestersteffen, Paul Gilber, Darren Oliphant, Lee Mullins, Ricky Mullins Jr., and Gary Campbell.
Honorary bearers are Henry Streater, Jessie Blackburn, Jim Kinsey, B.J. Walton, Chuck Hooper, Buddy Womack and Tony Kuestersteffen.
Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home
SULPHUR — Services for Martin H. Hayes, 89, Lindsay, are 2 p.m. Monday at Vinita Avenue Church of Christ. Burial follows at Oaklawn Cemetery at Sulphur.
He died Friday at Lindsay.
Clagg Funeral Home
DENTON, Texas — Services for Winnie Dudley, 81, Denton, Texas, formerly of Ada, are pending with Criswell Funeral Home.
Mrs. Dudley died Saturday, May 15, 2004 at a Denton nursing home.
ADA — Services for Loretta Rae Holtman, 59, Ada, are 4 p.m. Monday at Sasakwa Assembly of God, the Rev. Wesley Martin officiating. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery.
Mrs. Holtman died May 14, 2004, at and Oklahoma City hospital. She was born April 5, 1945, at San Diego, Calif., to Lanis Ray and Molly JaDean Howe Barnes.
She attended school at Amarillo High School. She was a longtime resident of Ada and was a homemaker. She attended Assembly of God Church at Sasakwa.
She married Weylon Holtman Nov. 24, 1964, at Pampa, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Weylon Holtman, of the home; two sons, John Ray Gower, Pauls Valley, and Weylon H. Holtman Jr., Ada; three daughters, Lesia McNutt and Pamela Holtman, both of Ada, and Charlotte Roulston, Sasakwa; three brothers, Dewayne Barnes, Paradise, Calif., Jerry Johnson, Sacramento, Calif., and Billy Ray Barnes, Amarillo, Texas; three sisters, Shelly Ruth Hulen, Lawton, Trudy Haga, California, and Debbie Taylor, Colorado; and nine grandchildren.
Bearers are Monty Durham, Jimmy Durham, Marty Durham, Greg Durham, Robert House and Robert Choate. Honorary bearers are Jeremy Cargill and Wade House.
Smith-Phillips Funeral Home
ADA — Services for Jessie Loyd Ginnis, 59, Ada, are 2 p.m. Monday at the Unity Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Rick King will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery.
Mr. Ginnis died Friday, May 14, 2004, at a local hospital. He was born June 16, 1944, at Sapulpa, Okla. to Frank and Mildred Lavada Bullock Ginnis. He lived most of his life in this area. He attended Irving, Ada Jr. High and Byng schools.
Mr. Ginnis was employed with Ada Cab Company. He also worked for the city of Ada.
He was a member of Unity Missionary Baptist Church for 28 years and was a member of “The Clubhouse” support group. Mr. Ginnis served in the National Guard.
He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Ginnis.
Survivors include his mother, Mildred Ginnis, of the home; three sisters, Alice “Jeanette” Hutchings and husband Bob, Stewart, British Columbia, Canada, Dolly Janice Vowell and husband Dave, Winchester, Calif., and Judy Elane Pannell, Denison, Texas; a brother, Jimmie E. Ginnis, Ada; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Bearers are Shon Ginnis, Steve Kaniatobe, Larry Huffman, Keith Gurley and Chris Derrick.
Criswell Funeral Home, Ada