Funeral services for former Sasakwa resident, Jennie Harris, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Wes Martin is to officiate with interment to follow at Vamoosa Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home. Harris, age 102 died Wednesday in Springfield, Ohio. She was born May 5, 1903 in Windber, Pa. to Gabriel and Tina (Carlson) Lanning. She graduated from high school in Pennsylvania and went on to graduate from nursing school as a registered nurse. On Dec. 28, 1921 she married Joseph H. Harris in Columbus, Ohio and was of the Lutheran faith. Her parents, husband, daughters, Betty Potts and Christine Harris and sons, Harry J. "Buck" Harris and Jack Harris preceded her in death. Surviving are two daughters, Agnes Spriggs of Springfield, Ohio and Geraldine Thomas of Konawa and two sons, Allen E. Harris of Sidney, Ohio and Denzil Harris of Sasakwa.
Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Wanda Charlene Wilson are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Baptist Church with Steve Cline officiating. Interment is to follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home. Wilson, 72 passed away Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006 in Oklahoma City. She was born June 17, 1933 in Lorenzo, Texas to Homer Dan Ogle and Jessie Pearl (Mull) Ogle. She married Bill Wilson June 2, 1949 in Olton, Texas and was a homemaker. They have lived in Seminole for the past 40 years. Her parents, Homer and Jessie Ogle preceded her in death. Surviving is her husband, Bill Wilson of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Joel Wilson and wife Cindy of Shawnee and Phillip Wilson and wife Vicki of Seminole; one daughter and son-in-law, Sheila Genoff and husband Tony of Bixby; one brother, Arthur M. Ogle of Clovis, N.M.; two sisters, Charlotte Craig of Clovis, N.M. and Oleta Klett of Greeley, Colo. and five grandchildren. Pallbearers for the services will be Jack O'Daniel, Barry O'Daniel, Steve O'Daniel, Kevin O'Daniel, Chuck Anderson and Terry Morris. Honorary bearers will be Carl McMillion and Alvin Yoesel.
Funeral services for Semi- nole native Gregory Lynn Cheatham are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Little Cemetery Chapel. Pastor Larry Chapman is to officiate and arrangements are under the direction of Ford Funeral Service of Oklahoma City. Cheatham, 50 of Oklahoma City, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006 in Oklahoma City. He was born in Seminole on Oct. 16, 1955 to Burl and Irma Cheatham.
Jack J. Berry
Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Jack J. Berry are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday in the New Lima High School Auditorium. Rev. Wilmer Cooper will officiate and interment will follow at Wisner Cemetery, Wetumka, under the direction of Myers Mortuary. Berry, 93 of New Lima, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006 in Wewoka. He was born May 12, 1912 in Yeager to Willard and Ludie (Coleman) Berry. He has been a farmer all of his life and a member of First Baptist Church of Lima, where he was a deacon, member of Sunday school and of the men's chorus. His parents, wife, one son, one daughter, nine brothers and five sisters preceded him in death. Surviving are seven sons, Benjamin and Kenny Ray Berry of Lima, Doris, Donnie Ray and Earl Berry of Shawnee, Sammy Berry of Wewoka and Carl Berry of Oklahoma City and six daughters, Neola Jackson of Lima, Deaner Berry, Cora Brown, Wanda Jones, Rosetta Berry, all of Oklahoma City and Jackie Stroud of Wewoka.
Funeral services for James Randall "Randy" Grisham of Seminole are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel. Rev. John Lively will offi- ciate. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home. Grisham died Wednesday at his home in Seminole at the age of 41. He was born Aug. 28, 1964, in Seminole to Houston A. and Rita (Burkhart) Grisham. He attended school at New Lima and graduated from Seminole High School in 1982. He graduated from East Central University, Ada, four years later with a degree in education. He served as a probations and parole officer with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections for many years, working out of the Ardmore office and later the Wewoka office. He worked with the Department of Human Services and, most recently, taught reading to inmates at the Earl Davis Correctional Center in Holdenville. At the time of his death, he was enrolled at Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, where he hoped to pursue a career as a minister. Grisham lived for a time in Wewoka and Holdenville, where he was a member of First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his father in 2001. Survivors include his daughter, Kelsey Grisham, Wewoka; his mother, Rita Grisham, Seminole; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Dennis and Carla Grisham, Stigler, Larry Grisham of Seminole, and Terry and Terrie Grisham, Tulsa; one sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Jerry Anson, Seminole; a stepson, Jarrod Wood, Wewoka; and his former wife and the mother of his daughter, Janie Vallandingham, Wewoka. Pallbearers will include Russell Vicars, Jarrod Wood, Mark Battershell, Dave Anderson, Dan Anson and Jacob Wood. Honorary casketbearers are Dr. Robert Irby Jr. and Mark Olney.
Funeral services for Semi- nole resident Marie Robertson are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at First Assembly of God Church in Bowlegs. Rev. Roy Robertson and Dr. Jack Medlock will officiate the funeral services and Re. Doyle Long will officiate the interment at Wolf Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home. Robertson, 83, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006 in Seminole. She was born May 31, 1922 in Robert Lee, Texas to Johnny Seaman Meek and Nancy Frances (Luellen) Meek. Marie married Rev. Roy H. Robertson, Sr. on June 2, 1940 in Punkin Center, Okla. and has been a Seminole resident since 1966, having moved from Macomb. She was a homemaker and pastor's wife. For many years her husband pastured at Ferguson, Pickens, Alpinepass, Ark., Dustin, Macomb, Little and Jarvis. Marie was a member of the Seminole Assembly of God Church. Her parents; husband (March 30, 1988); infant daughter (1940); son, David (1996); two brothers and three sisters preceded her in death. Surviving her are two sons, Rev. Roy Robertson Jr. and wife Delores of Bowlegs and Ronnie Robertson and wife Cindy of Seminole; two daughters, Colleen Medlock and husband Jack and Anne Martin, both of Seminole; daughter-in-law, Angela Robertson of Tahlequah; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for longtime Seminole County resident Leroy Gordon are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Macedonia Baptist Church in Wewoka. Rev. Willie Quient of Middlecreek Baptist Church is to officiate. Interment is to follow at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary. Gordon 56 of Wewoka died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006 in Wewoka. He was born Sept. 20, 1949 in Jones to Jimmie Lee and Aline (Frazier) Gordon. He attended elementary school at Nobletown and graduated from Butner High School. Gordon's employment over the years has included 13 years at Big Yank, 41 years at Ted Tucker and two years as a cook for Elmwood Nursing Home. His parents preceded him in death. Surviving is his wife, Earnestine of the home; two sons, Blake and Lemar Gordon of Wewoka; brother, Jimmie Lee Gordon of Wewoka; two sisters, Yvonne White and Ella Mae Gordon, both of Oklahoma City and nine grandchildren.
Funeral service for former Konawa resident Irene Columbus are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at High Springs Baptist Church with Leon Postoak to officiate. Interment is to follow at Vamoosa Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa. Wake services are scheduled for Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Chapel in Konawa and the body is to be moved to the church at 10 a.m. Thursday. Columbus, 81, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2006 at her residence in Oklahoma City. She was born May 15, 1924 in Bowlegs to Alex Maggie and Alice West Moore. She married Leon Columbus and worked as a riveter at Tinker Field. IN addition, she was a homemaker and member of Central Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. Her parents; one son, Bobby Barnett; one daughter, Sharon Barnett; one brother; two sisters and one great-grandson preceded her in death. Surviving are six sons, William Melton Jr. of Norman, Samuel Ray Barnett of Bixby, Larry Barnett of Oklahoma City, Alexander Barnett of Norman, Edward Barnett of Oklahoma City and Ricky Columbus of Oklahoma City; four daughters, Jacqueline Barnett of Norman, Kay Roanhorse of Window Rock, Ariz., Johnnie Allen Barnett of Ponca City and Theresa Holman of Ada; former husband, Leon Columbus of Oklahoma City; 32 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services for 100-year old longtime Wewoka resident, Murl Belford are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at First Christian Church of Wewoka. Interment is to follow at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home. Belford passed away Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006 in Arlington, Texas. He was born June 30, 1905 in Butner to James and Mary Belford. He attended schools in Butner and Wewoka, graduating from Wewoka High School in 1925 where he played football, basketball and ran track. Murl lived the majority of his 100 years in Wewoka, working many years with Security State Bank and later as a State of Oklahoma bank examiner. He married Jewell Gladys Casey Oct. 19, 1929 and for the past two years has been living with his daughter in Arlington, Texas. Murl is survived by his daughter Marilyn Davidson and her husband Charles; two grandchildren, Whitney Groth and her husband Todd of Denver, Colo. and Corbett Davidson and his wife Julie of Dallas, Texas; three great-grandchildren, Graham and Mallory Groth and Isaac Davidson as well as a host of friends in both Oklahoma and Texas.
Graveside service for the infant daughter of Russell Plotner and Monica Williams of Shawnee are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at brown Cemetery with Crockett Wood officiating. Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh is in charge of the arrangements. Gabriell Michelle Williams Plotner died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006 in Oklahoma City. She was born Jan. 18, 2006 in Oklahoma City. Surviving are her parents; sisters, Trinity Alexis Plotner of Shawnee and Desiree Atkinson of Seminole; brother, Benjamin Ovalby of Seminole; grandparents, Don and Nancy Plumley of Shawnee, Kathleen Williams and Crockett Wood of Weleetka and Jimmy Williams of Taft and great-grandparents Joyce McCoy and Bob Carr of McLoud. In lieu of flowers, the family has set up a trust fund in Gabriell's name at BancFirst.
Graveside services for Wewoka resident Mary Joyce (Factor) Tiger were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Factor Family Cemetery officiated by Rev. Amon Harjo. Services are under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home. Tiger, 87, died Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006 at a local nursing home. She was born April 10, 1919 in Wewoka to William and Nancy (Bender) Factor. She graduated from Sam Country School and attended Bacone College from 1939 – 1941. She was in the United States Navy Waves from 1943 – 1944, serving during World War II. On May 6, 1950 she married Jack Tiger. She retired from BIA Eufaula Boarding School in 1981 and was active in the Little Quarsarty Baptist Church in Cromwell as a women's leader. In addition, she taught Sunday school until illness kept her from being active. Her husband; four brothers, Kenneth, George, Harry and Bill Factor and four sisters, Sarah Factor Larney, Cogee Factor Miller, Lena Factor Wright and Nora Factor Harjo preceded her in death. Surviving are her nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Loretta Long Dutton are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Robert Kernal officiating. Interment is to follow at Achena Cemetery, near Maud, under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home. A wake service has been scheduled from 7 – 8 p.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel. Dutton, 65, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2006 at St. Anthony's Hospital in Oklahoma City. She was born Feb. 29, 1940 in Dustin to Thomas Long and Nanny (Simpson) Long. She was a homemaker who loved to read and work puzzles. Her parents and first husband, J.R. Wells preceded her in death. Surviving are four sons, Tom Wells, Todd Wells and Robert Dutton, all of Shawnee and Tyler Wells of Pauls Valley; three daughters, Hayley McLeskey, Lori Dutton and Jamie Dutton, all of Shawnee; one brother, Stanley Long of Shawnee; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Maxine Redema Griffin
Graveside services are scheduled for 11 a.m., Wednesday at Maple Grove Cemetery with James "Slim" Crabtree officiating. Maxine Redema (Kagle) Griffin was born to Webster Howard Kagle and Delia Bertha (Kiggin) Kagle in Cleveland, Okla. Jan. 5, 1915. Maxine went to be with her Lord and Family on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2006. She was 91 years old. As a young girl she moved to Seminole with her parents and three sisters, Imogene, Helen and Bonnie during the 1920's Oil Boom. She was married to Floyd David Griffin and they had one son Floyd Griffin. She was a devoted wife, great mother, loving grandmother, and a friend to many. Some of her hobbies and interests were camping, fishing, quilting, working crossword and word puzzles, feeding and watching her birds. Maxine was a waitress all of her life. She worked at the Main Waffle House, Harvest House Restaurant, Pats Café, Granny Ferns, and Ben's Barbeque. Her parents: husband Floyd Griffin, sisters Imogene Dawson, Helen Watts, and Bonnie Vincent preceded her in death. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Floyd and Mona Griffin of Seminole; stepson and daughter-in-law, Jim and Pat Griffin of Hayward, Calif.; stepdaughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and Hank Moreno of Greenville, Calif. and grandchildren, Steve and his wife Natalie Griffin of Edmond and Brian Griffin of Stillwater. Pallbearers will be Steve Griffin, Brian Griffin, Jeff Griffin, John Griffin, Floyd Griffin and Mike McCoy.
Judith Irene Cosar
Funeral services for Konawa resident Judith Irene Cosar are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Cedar Creek Indian Baptist church. Rev. George Harjochee and Rev. Dorsey Nero are to officiate with interment at the Cosar Family Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home. Judith passed away Saturday, Jan. 21, 2006 at Valley View Regional Hospital in Ada. She was born Jan. 20, 1939 in Des Moines, Iowa to Roy R. Bath and Veronica (O'Brien) Bath. Mrs. Cosar will lie in state at the funeral home until 4 p.m. today and her body will then be moved to Cedar Creek Indian Baptist Church where a wake service will take place at 8 p.m. She married Roman Cosar on March 17, 1961 in Kansas City, Mo. and moved to Konawa in 1964. Mrs. Cosar has worked as a sewing machine operator and was a homemaker. She was a member of Spring Baptist Church of Sasakwa. She was a loving mother and grandmother and will be missed by all. Her parents and her husband, Roman Cosar in 1983, preceded her in death. Surviving are three sons, Aaron Cosar and his wife Justen of Midwest City, Roy Cosar and his wife Robin of Ada and Jesse Cosar of Konawa; one daughter, Fannie Meashintubby and her fiancé Amos Morphis of Konawa; seven grandchildren, Christopher Cosar, Roman Cosar, Jesica Cosar, Alisha Cosar, Amber Cosar, Ryan Cosar and Rayce Cosar and one great-grandchild, Danielle Billie. Serving as casket bearers will be Glenn Knighton, Jimmy Knighton, John Morphis, Mark Porter, Billie Porter and Billy Don Sanderson. Honorary bearers will be Amos Morphis, William Martin and Scott Johnson.
Carmen Ireta Bell
Funeral services for Carmen Ireta Mae Bell will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006 at 1st Missionary Baptist Church in Seminole with Bro. Tom Tripp and Bro. Mike Raines officiating. Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, Seminole. Carmen Ireta Mae (Otto) Bell was born to Robert Leslie Otto and Mattie (Couch) Otto in Seminole on Sept. 23, 1918. She entered eternal life on Jan. 21, 2006 at Noble, Okla.; she was 87 years old. On May 14, 1943 she married Vernon Bell in Seminole, where they made their home until his passing on Feb. 21, 2000. She was possibly one of the first female postmasters for the USPO at Snomac, Okla., serving from 1941 – 1943. She was the bookkeeper for Deep Rock Oil Company and after many years, as bookkeeper for Canadian Valley Electric. She retired in 1973. Her favorite hobbies were crossword puzzles and reading, especially the Bible. She loved church and singing; she sang specials many times, and she was the church secretary for many, many years. She was known for serving others. She was always available to take those in need to doctor appointments, to visit those in the hospital and to give "rides" to church. She loved her family and was most happy when her children and grandchildren were all together with her. Her husband of 57 years, Vernon; her parents, Robert and Mattie; and three brothers, George, Eugene and Robert Otto, preceded her in death. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Dolores Bell of Bartlesville; daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Gene Darr of Noble; three grandchildren, Rebecca Lynn Bell of Bartlesville, Michael Scott Bell and wife Patty of Oogalsby, Okla. and Trey Darr and wife Amanda of Noble and six great grandchildren, Alex, Tristan, Brody, Hunter, Graeson and Tucker. Casket bearers for the service will be Weldon Willbanks, Randy Willbanks, John Gosa, Marty Joplin, Harold Huggins, and David Hartless.