NORMAN-Services for Samuel R. “Pete” McCoy, 85, Norman, formerly of Ada, are pending with Criswell Funeral Home. Mr. McCoy died Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004, at a Norman hospital.
STRATFORD — Services for Heather Renee Smith, 16, Stratford, are 10 a.m. Friday at Pickard Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. Richard Atzbach officiating. Burial follows at McGee Cemetery.
Ms. Smith died Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2004, at Oklahoma City. She was born March 12, 1988, in Ada to Louis Smith Jr. and Donna Lynn Howard Smith. She attended school at Stratford High School and lived in Stratford all of her life.
Survivors include her parents; a brother, Justin Colon Smith, Lawton; a step-brother, Joshua Lynn Melton, Stratford; a sister, Samantha Lynn Smith, Lawton; grandparents, Louis and Phyllis Smith, Stratford, Sandra and David Miller, Oklahoma City, and Doug and Linda Howard, Stringtown; great-grandparents, Howard and Mildred Smith, Asher; and numerous other family members.
Pickard Funeral Home
HOLDENVILLE — Graveside services for Bonita Faye Triplett, 64, Moore, are 1 p.m. Friday at Holdenville Cemetery.
She died Oct. 6, 2004.
Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home
CHARLES E. CLIBURN
ADA — Services for Charles Ellis Cliburn, 83, Ada, are 2 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church, the Rev. C. David Cliburn, minister of Blue Ridge Presbyterian Church, Raytown, Mo., will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery. Full Military honors will be conducted by the Tinker Air Force Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Criswell Funeral Home.
Mr. Cliburn died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at an Oklahoma City hospital. He was born Dec. 4, 1920, at Hazlehurst, Miss., to Charles Inge and Addie Ruth Bufkin Cliburn. He attended school at Shady Grove, Miss., and graduated from Hazlehurst, Miss. high school in 1939.
Mr. Cliburn received an associates degree from Copiah-Lincoln Junior College in Wesson, Miss., in 1941, an B.A. degree from McKendree College in Lebanon, Ill., in 1957, a B.S. Ed. Degree in Industrial Arts at Southeastern State University in Durant in 1967 and a MS Ed. in counseling from East Central State University in Ada in 1971.
He married Mary Jane Grigsby Feb. 18, 1945. They moved to Ada in August 1971 from Shawnee.
Mr. Cliburn was an Industrial Arts teacher in Shawnee from 1967-1971 and a counselor/instructor for disabled students at East Central State University from 1971 until his retirement in 1983.
He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He was an Air Force career officer, retiring in 1965 as a lieutenant colonel. During World War II, he was with the 91st Bomb Group, 8th Air Force in England from 1942-1943. He was the first pilot to finish 25 missions over Nazi occupied territories. He was the most decorated pilot in the 8th Air Force at the end of his tour of duty in 1943.
Mr. Cliburn was a 20 year member and an elder of the First Presbyterian Church. He was a member of Ada Rotary Club/Rotary International since 1973, having held several offices including president in 1986, and was a Paul Harris Fellow. He was also active with the Meals on Wheels in Ada for more than 20 years.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane Cliburn, of the home; two sons, David Cliburn and wife Shelley, Kansas City, Mo., and Jeff Cliburn and wife Jill, Ada; a daughter-in-law, Sherri Cliburn, Lawton; one daughter, Kathy Tappe and husband David, Shawnee; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and one sister, Mary Elizabeth Putnam and husband Elton, Tupelo, Miss. He was preceded in death by a son, Timothy G. Cliburn and two brothers, James W. Cliburn and Cecil D. Cliburn.
Bearers will be Clyde Butler, Marvin Kroeker, Kurt Jackson, Don Clark, Tom Lamson and Jack Witherow.
The family says those who wish may make memorials to: First Presbyterian Church, Mission Emergency Fund, P. O. Box 56, Ada, OK 74820.
Criswell Funeral Home, Ada
OKLAHOMA CITY — Services for Elaine Balthrop Carter, 57, are 2 p.m. Thursday at Southern Hills Baptist Church in the North Chapel.
Mrs. Carter died Oct. 2, 2004. She was born Dec. 24, 1946, in Oklahoma City and adopted by Milton “Bid” and Bertha Balthrop of Ada May 29, 1947.
Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Don P. Carter, a daughter, Kimberly Carter Tanksley, and a son, Gary P. Carter, all of Oklahoma City; and an adopted brother.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Milton “Bid” and Bertha Balthrop; and birth parents, Margaret Wilson Whitewater and Rudolph “rudy” Lefthand Jr.
Branstetter-Merritt Funeral Home
SHAWNEE — Services for Nelson R. Green, 81, Shawnee, are 11 a.m. Friday at New Hope Baptist Church. Burial follows in New Hope Cemetery.
Mr. Greene died Oct. 2, 2004, at his home.
Walker Funeral Services
Jan. 26, 1922 - Sept. 30, 2004
Mrs. Hope Doloras Jenkins passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 30, 2004, following a long illness. She was born January 26, 1922, in Ada, Oklahoma, to Henry Eugene and Margaret Tuggle-Reed.
She was the last survivor of her siblings, being the 8th child of twelve. She graduated from Byng High School before marrying her husband of 62 and a half years, Lee Roy Jenkins on October 7, 1939.
Mrs. Jenkins worked and lived in San Francisco with her 3 oldest sons while her husband, Lee Roy Jenkins , was serving in the Navy during World War II in the Pacific. They returned to Ada, Oklahoma, after the war where she was a homemaker and bookkeeper for her husband’s business, Jenkins Portable Welding Service. They lived at Homer until 1963.
She moved to California in 1963 at the age of 41 with her husband, Lee Roy Jenkins, and her children. She was the owner of Jenkins Bookkeeping and Tax Service for 35 years and retired in 2001 at the age of 79.
She enjoyed crocheting, crossword puzzles, and gardening. Her greatest joy was welcoming everyone into her home for fabulous meals filled with heartfelt love for all. Her favorite thing was spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Mrs. Jenkins is survived by three of her five loving children: her son, William Boyd Jenkins and wife Dona Jenkins of Stockton; daughter Doloras Anne Lemke of Lodi; and son Melvin Lee Jenkins of Carson City, NV; Beloved “Big Grandma” to 12 surviving Grandchildren, 28 great-great-grandchildren and 1 Great-Great Grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband Lee Roy Jenkins, twin sons: Roy Eugene and James Henry Jenkins, and one grandson, James Henry Jenkins Jr.
Mrs. Jenkins was a member of the American Business Women’s Association and the Nazarene Church, and an advocate to the Stockton Child Abuse Consul and Battered Women of San Joaquin.
Committal will be beside her husband and twin sons at Stockton Rural Cemetery.
A chapel service will be held on Tuesday October 5, 2004 at 1:00 p.m. at DeYoung Memorial Chapel, 601 N. California Street, Stockton, Ca.
Visitation Information: Sunday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., Tuesday 9:00-1:00 p.m. at the mortuary.
Committal: Stockton Rural Cemetery, 2350 Cemetery Lane.
ADA — Graveside services for Rachel Magdalene Dew, 89, Ada, are 10 a.m. Friday at Rosedale Cemetery, the Rev. Mickey Keith will officiate.
Mrs. Dew died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at a local nursing home. She was born Nov. 14, 1914, near Sasakwa, to the Rev. David C. and Cora Brown Blackhawk.
She attended school at Wetumka and moved to Ada in 1932 where she attended school at East Central University.
She married Henry Dew Nov. 26, 1941, in Ada. He died March 30, 1976.
Mrs. Dew was secretary-accountant and office manager for K-TEN TV, retiring in 1976 after 27 years of service. She was active for several years in the American Legion Auxiliary, Business and Professional Women and Hospice of Pontotoc. She was a member of Evangelistic Temple.
She is survived by a daughter, Jean Praasch, Oklahoma City; a sister, Iva McLaughlin, Jamul, Calif.; a granddaughter, Becky Butler, Ada; grandson, Edwin Kenneth Clark III, Allen; a great-granddaughter, Kandice Butler, Cucamonga, Calif., and a great-grandson, Jeffrey Butler, Bakersfield, Calif..
Criswell Funeral Home, Ada
COALGATE — Services for Gus David Martin, 84, Coalgate, are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Brown’s Funeral Chapel in Coalgate. Burial follows in Coalgate Cemetery.
Mr. Martin died Oct. 3, 2004, in Oklahoma City.
ADA — Services for Rachel Dew, 89, Ada, are pending with Criswell Funeral Home. Mrs. Dew died Monday, Oct. 04, 2004, at a local nursing home.
COALGATE — Services for Thomas Hulet Rice, 84, Coalgate, are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Coalgate United Methodist Church, the Rev. Bob Graham officiating. Burial follows at Moore Cemetery. Family night begins at 7 p.m. today.
Mr. Rice died Oct. 1, 2004, at Ada. He was born July 15, 1920, at Florence, Ala., to Hulet Thomas and Rebecca Ruth Hall Rice.
He attended schools in Alabama, Madill and Wapanucka.
He was a cotton farmer and cattleman. He served as a medic in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a former member of Clarita Methodist Church and member of Coalgate Methodist Church since 1997.
He married Delores Fredena O’Neal Jan. 25, 1947, at Coalgate.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Hulet Thomas and Rebecca Ruth Hall Rice, and an infant sister, Myrtle Judith Rice.
Survivors include his wife, Delores Rice, of the home; two children, Carolyn Delsigne and husband Dwight, Coalgate, and Stephen Rice and wife Terry, Coalgate; four grandchildren, David Delsigne and wife Pamela, Macomb, Christopher Delsigne, McAlester, Craig Rice and Kristen Rice, both of Coalgate; five great-grandchildren, Laura Delsigne, Claire Delsigne, Alec Delsigne, Paige Delsigne and Bridgett Delsigne; five brothers, W.P. Rice and wife Billie, Coalgate, Warren Rice and wife Marion, Oklahoma City, Briggs Rice, Coalgate, Victor Rice and wife Jo, Ada, and Billy Bob Rice and wife Verna, Ada; two sisters, Faye Ruth Fleming and Gaile Lawrence, both of Coalgate.
Bearers are Eddie Campbell, Wendell Hefley, Ted Hartsfield, Jimmy Lee, Stoney Marlow and Roy Deck.
Honorary bearers are O.C. Lee, Charles Thompson, Bob Graham, Bill Hefley, W.M. Baskett and Jeff Wood.
Brown’s Funeral Service
ADA — Services for Charles Cliburn, 83, Ada, are pending with Criswell Funeral Home. Mr. Cliburn died Monday, Oct. 4, 2004, at an Oklahoma City hospital.
EDMOND — Memorial services for Anne Roodhouse McCandless, 67, Edmond, are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hahn-Cook/Street and Draper Chapel.
Mrs. McCanldess died Sept. 30, 2004. She was born in Ada Oct.10, 1936, to Charles Weston and Annie Carroll Roodhouse.
She graduated from Hockaday High School in Dallas, Texas, in 1954. She attended Briarcliff Junior College in New York before graduating from the University of Oklahoma with her B.A. and then her M.A. degrees. She continued graduate work through the summer of 1964. While in college Mrs. McCandless was a member of Plato, was an officer of Kappa Kappa Gamma, was a swimming instructor, and placed second in an OU speech contest.
She worked as a graduate assistant teaching freshman English while working on her M.A. at OU and was assistant professor of English from 1961-1967 at Central State University.
Later she served as editor for the Economy Company, which later became known as McGraw-Hill. She served as a volunteer on the Post Adjudication Review Board of Oklahoma County Juvenile Justice System. She also trained and showed German Shephards.
Survivors include her husband of 43 years, John McCandless; son, Craig McCandless and wife Holly and their son Jacob of Billings, Mont.; daughter, Lea McCandless of Ferndale, Mich.; brothers-in-law, Jack McCandless of Denver, Colo., Robert McCandless of Washington, D.C., and sister-in-law, Betty McCandless of Oklahoma City.
She was was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Charles Weston Roodhouse Jr.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, 825 NE 13, Oklahoma City, OK 73104.