Memorial services for former Seminole resident Louise Gentry will be held at a later date and arranged by the family. Gentry, age 77, of Bay City, Texas died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2005 in Texas. She was born Nov. 30, 1927 in Seminole to William J. "Bill" and Malissa Gentry. Her parents, four brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. Surviving are two sons, Larry Cain of Austin, Texas and Steve Cain of Matagorda, Texas; two grandsons and two sisters, Dee Dee Goodwin of Murietta, Calif. and Mary Payne of Hominy, Okla.
Services for longtime Seminole resident, Jack Kiesel are scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Gary Wilburn officiating. Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Seminole under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home. Kiesel passed away, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005 at Tulsa Regional Hospital, at the age of 82. He was born March 21, 1923 in Pryor, Okla., he was the sixth of 13 children to W.M. "Bill" and Cora (Gumfory) Kiesel. He married Mary Leggett on April 14, 1951 in Okmulgee, Okla. Jack worked for Noble Drilling Company as chief mechanic for over 20 years before he opened his own business in Seminole until retirement. After which he began to farm, raise cattle and watch his grandchildren grow up. His parents, three sisters and two brothers precede him in death. He is survived by his wife, Mary of the home; three sons, Jack Kiesel Jr. of Oklahoma City, Ron and his wife Terri Kiesel of Seminole and Mike Kiesel of Seminole; four brothers, Fred Kiesel of Crowley, La., Lee Kiesel of Pryor, Joe Kiesel of Texas and Paul Kiesel of Gainesville, Texas; three sisters, Mary Dadohia of Calif., Louise Banfield of Tulsa, and Lena Hilliard of Claremore. Seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive him.
Elizabeth Grace Gentry
Graveside services for Elizabeth Grace Gentry are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rosville Cemetery with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating. Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home. Elizabeth died shortly after the birth of she and her twin sister Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005 in Oklahoma City. She is the daughter of Debra Kay (Bowser) Faulkner and Tommy Joe Gentry of Seminole. Her paternal grandfather, James Gentry; paternal great-grandfather, Elvis Spoon and maternal great-grandmother, Myrna Gingrich preceded her in death. Surviving are her parents; two sisters, Meaghan Faulkner of Tahlequah and twin sister, Madyson Gentry of Seminole; grandparents, Darla Spoon of Seminole, Geraldine Campbell of Stamps, Ark. and Richard Bowser of Raton, N.M. and great-grandparents, Gladys Spoon of Meeker and James Gingrich of Salem, Ore.
Velma M. Millsap
Funeral services for former Seminole County resident Velma M. Millsap are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at the Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home chapel with Mitch Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Konawa Cemetery, under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home. Millsap died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005, at the Shawnee Care Center in Shawnee. She was 94. She was born Nov. 8, 1910, in Hazel to Robert L. Wood and Jessie J. (Norris) Wood. On Sept. 8, 1925, she married Jesse Millsap in Hazel. In 1942, Millsap moved to Evansville, Ind. to work as a riveter in the aircraft field during the war. Upon returning to Oklahoma, she worked and retired from Spartan Air Craft in Tulsa. After 18 years in the aircraft field she returned to Hazel. Millsap was a member of the Assembly of God church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Millsap of 51 years; her mother and father; and four siblings. Millsap is survived by one daughter, Wanda Moss of Shawnee; one brother, Leon Wood of Sulphur; and one sister, Juanita Knowles of Bowlegs.
Sylvia 'Ruth' Clifton
Funeral service for Seminole resident Sylvia "Ruth" Clifton are scheduled for 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Moreland officiating. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery with Pastor Hubert Plumlee officiating, and under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home. Sylvia "Ruth" Clifton passed away Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005, in Oklahoma City at the age of 85. She was born Aug. 21, 1920 in Oiltrough, Ark. to Florence Jewel (Ray) and Alex Zander Essary. She was married to John William Clifton, he preceded her in death on Jan. 8, 1966. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Johnny A. and Linda Clifton of Seminole; three daughters and son-in-law, Shirley Anne Maye of Seminole, Linda and Charles Conner of Oklahoma City, and Jo Ahmadian of Midwest City. Ten grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great grandchildren, one great-great-great grandchild, two step great-grandchildren and three step great-great grandchildren also survive her. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, William Eugene "Bill" Clifton; three brothers, Russell, Joel and Henry Essary; one sister, Beth Anne Essary; two granddaughters, Terry Anne Clifton and Karen Clifton Gustafuson and son-in-law, Devoe Maye.
Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident Pearl Louise Loudermilk are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Little Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home with Rev. Fred Morris to officiate. Loudermilk, 72, died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006 at Integris Baptist Medical Center. She was born Feb. 20, 1933 in Little to James and Ruth (Studdard) Smith. She married Billy Loudermilk on July 10, 1953 in Seminole and was a homemaker. Her parents and one brother preceded her in death. Surviving is husband Billy Loudermilk of the home; two daughters, Brenda Barnett of Tecumseh and Joyce Hart of Seminole; one son, Bobby Jo Loudermilk of Seminole; two sisters, Helen Neeley of Lincoln, Calif. and Deloris Thornburg of El Reno; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for former longtime Seminole County resident Gertrude "Trudy" Isabella Hail are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Parks Brothers Chapel in Okemah. Rev. Toby Williams, assisted by Rev. Glenn Pierce will officiate the service. Interment is to follow service at the Highland Cemetery in Okemah under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home. Hail, 80, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006 at her Okemah home. She was born Nov. 22, 1925 in Cromwell to Vernon Alfus Wright and Margaret Violet Isabella (Bryant) Wright. She had been a Seminole County resident most of her life before moving to Okemah in 2001. On May 15, 1942 she married Millard Russell Hail in Wewoka and she was a housewife and member of the Butner Baptist church. She enjoyed collecting yard ornaments, watching movies and spending time with her children. Her parents and her husband preceded her in death. Surviving is one son, Millard "Rusty" Vernon Hail of Cromwell; two daughters, Debra Sanders of Cromwell and Robin Crawford of Okemah; two sisters, Marvell Irby of Holdenville and Tropal Lee Stewart of Wewoka; nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Serving as pallbearers will be Travis Williams, Matthew Kelley, Vurlin Crawford, Vernon Crawford, Joe Crawford, Cody Hail, Tony Vaughn and Toby "Smokey" Williams.
Memorial services for Ernie Herriman are scheduled for Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Legion Hut in Konawa. Ernie was born on Oct. 18, 1932 in Asher, Okla. and passed away on Jan. 3, 2006 at his home in Konawa. During his lifetime he was a cross-country truck driver and an oil field pumper. He loved hunting and spending time with his family and horses. His parents Josie and Dave Herriman; sisters, Gracie Foran and Florence Yott and brother Darryl Herriman preceded him in death. Ernie is survived by sisters, Opal Jolley of Konawa, and Ida Ewing, of Tulare, Calif.; brothers, Dan Herriman of Konawa and Euel Herriman of Coffeyville, Kan.; daughters, Connie Herriman, Patti Beavers and Betty Johnson, of Tulsa, Terrie and James Jones of Nashville, Tenn., Susie and Andy Yott of Konawa and Kim and Kade Sharber of Konawa and sons Ernie (Hotrod) and Sarah Herriman, Dave Herriman and Josh Silkey, all of Konawa. In addition, he is survived by his grandchildren, Jeremy, Dusty, Kaylee, Gracie, Justin, John-D, Ashley, Josh, Heather, Matt, Bubba Bruce, David, Josh and Tisha; several great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews including his special niece Pam Whaler of Konawa, and his special nephew Danny Herriman of Konawa, and a special family friend, Debbie Casteel of Konawa.
Funeral services for Seminole County native Fern "Granny" Malone are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa. Rev. Gary Nickerson is to officiate. Interment is to follow services at Collins Cemetery in St. Louis under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home. Malone, 82, of Macomb, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006 at Unity Health Center North in Shawnee. She was born March 4, 1923 in Seminole County to James William McBroom and Lizzia Mae (Johnson) McBroom. She married Walter Malone on July 11, 1950 in Sulphur and was a longtime Macomb area resident. Malone was a homemaker and friend to all who knew her, as well as of the Baptist faith. Her parents; husband, Walter (Oct. 1, 1993); one son, Cecil Malone; one brother and three sisters preceded her in death. Surviving are two sons, James Box of Waterloo, N.Y. and Chris Malone of Alexandria, Va.; three daughters, Melba, Molly and Anita Malone, all of Macomb; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. In addition, she has three brothers, Isaac McBroom of Davis, John McBroom of Sulphur and Frank McBroom of Mounds and two sisters, Ola Brown of Pauls Valley and Leona Richardson of Purcell surviving her.
Lewis Jay Horton
Graveside services for Lewis Jay Horton are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Wetumka Cemetery under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home in Wetumka. Horton, 77, died Monday, Jan. 2, 2006 in Seminole. He was born June 7, 1928 in Dustin. He was raised by and preceded in death by Mose and Lena Wright. Horton married Helen Louise Williams on Nov. 21,1958. Surviving is his wife Helen of the home; daughter, Deanna Graham; one granddaughter and one grandson, all of Seminole.
Ruth Elena Little
There will be no funeral arrangements for Seminole resident Ruth Elena Little. She was cremated and it is planned for her ashes to be returned to Taft, Calif. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home. Little, 92 years old, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 2006 at Seminole Estates Care Center. She was born July 16, 1913 in Boynton, Okla. She married David G. Little on Feb. 10, 1951 in Bakersfield, Calif. Little was a homemaker who has lived in Seminole for the past three years, having moved here from Taft, Calif., where she was a member of the First Baptist Church, Taft. Her parents, her husband David G. Little (in 1974), one brother Robert E. Reese and one sister Ruby Brogdon. Surviving is one nephew, Nelson Devers of Pryor and one niece, Shirley Scott of Seminole.
Funeral services for Seminole resident Norma Sue Keys are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Vernal West to officiate. Interment is to follow at Allen Cemetery under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home of Ada. Keys, 64, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005 at an Oklahoma City hospital. She was born March 29, 1941 in Oklahoma City to Estil Ray and Ola Mae Palmer Hood. She attended school in Ada and graduated from Ada High School. She married Elmer Keys on July 5, 1955. Keys were a customer service manager for Dollar Saver Grocery until her retirement. She was a Southern Baptist and she moved to Seminole in 2005. Surviving is her husband of the home; two daughters, Pam Jones of Seminole and Michelle Fitch of Tuttle; one son, Mickey Lee Keys of Tuttle; four grandsons and one brother, Don Hood of Moore. Bearers for the services will be Darrell Jones, James Fitch, Evert Wall, Carl Tackett, Jimmy Frederick and Gary Starnes.
Funeral services for Sasakwa resident Donnie Inez Laneave are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Assembly of God Church, Sasakwa with Rev. Wesley Martin officiating. Interment is to follow at Rossville Cemetery under the direction of Pickard-Swearingen Funeral Home. Laneave, 73, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2005 at Heritage Nursing Home in Holdenville. She was born Sept. 13, 1932 in Oklahoma City to Shelby Charles Haworth and Jeanie Mae (Claton) Haworth. She was a homemaker and provider who was affiliated with The Assembly of God Church. Her parents; one brother, Shelby Charles Jr. "Sonny Boy" and one sister, Ozella Hall preceded her in death. Surviving are three sons, Harvey Thompson Jr. and Donnie Thompson, both of Oklahoma City and Larry Thompson of Ft. Worth, Texas; 17 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Reba Faye Hendryx
Graveside services will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 28 at Maple Grove Cemetery with Rev. Leo Streater officiating. Reba Faye (Walker) Hendryx, longtime Seminole resident, passed away, Friday, Dec. 23, 2005 in Oklahoma City at the age of 79. She was born on July 30, 1926, to Arthur and Effie (Long) Walker in Vian, Okla. Reba married Hershell Hen- dryx on Sept. 27, 1947, in Gainesville, Texas. She was a homemaker and assisted her husband in their trucking business and was a member of the Ideal Street Baptist Church and the Tracy Rebekah Lodge. Surviving are two daughters, Janice Hendryx and Gina Hendryx of Oklahoma City; one son, Steven Hendryx of Seminole; two brothers, Ray Walker of Ada and Robert Walker of Kansas City, Mo.; two sisters, Vera Anderson of Tulsa and Ruby Hook of Worland, Wyo. and two grandchildren, Cruz Hendryx and Jordyn Banta. Her parents; husband, Hershell Hendryx (Aug. 15, 1998); one sister, Pauline Kline and one brother, Floyd Walker preceded her in death. Swearingen Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.