Jayce Ray Sheffield
Funeral service for Wewoka Elementary student Jayce Ray Sheffield are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, Wewoka, with intermenty at Oakwood Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home, Wewoka. Jayce Ray Sheffield left this world to be with his Lord and Savior on April 5, 2006, two days after his 12th birthday. He was born April 3, 1994 to Tony and Paige (Patterson) Sheffield. Jayce attended Wewoka Public Schools and was currently in the sixth grade at the Wewoka Middle School. He loved sports of all kinds and had participated in Little League football and the school basketball team for several years. He had played baseball since the age of five and served as batboy for the All-Star team last summer and water boy for the high school football team this past fall. Jayce loved to follow the Wewoka High School basketball team and watch them play. He played the drums in the school band for the last two years. Jayce also had been riding steers on Sunday afternoon trying to perfect the sport of rodeo. He was a member of Cub Scout Pack #426 for five years, crossing over last May into the Boy Scout Troop #426. Jayce accepted Jesus Christ into his heart on May 23, 2004 at the age of 10 in the First Baptist Church of Wewoka and was baptized there one week later, on May 30. He truly loved the Lord as he prayed so many prayers each day and read in his Cowboy Bible each night. He loved God and his country and prayed for the soldiers at war. Jayce is survived by his par- ents and sister, Tara, of the home; his brother and sister-in-law, Joshua and Wendi Sheffield of Moore; grandparents, Ray and Delores Sheffield and Bob and Jackie Patterson of Wewoka and great-grandmother Lucille Dillon of Ada. In addition, his uncles and aunts Jim and Darlene Allison, Trent and Danielle Patterson, all of Wewoka, Sharon Patterson of Madill, Pat Ware of Tulsa, Mike and Lisa Patterson of Durant, Tracy Patterson of Norman, Ben and Jeanie Butts of Oklahoma City, Tony and Lynne Beeson of Tulsa, and Manny and Anne Sanchez of Yukon; cousins Preston and Jordan Patterson, of Norman, Trenton, Triston and Treyton Patterson of Wewoka, Makenzie Patterson, Sarah Beeson, Anne Take of Norman, Abbey Take of Tulsa, Zachary and Grace Sanchez of Yukon, Alex and Zoe Butts of Oklahoma City, Ronnie and Misty, and MacKenzie Allison of Seminole, Bradley Stockstill of Mounds and Sarah and Matt Goodwin of Boston, survive him. Jayce's grandmother Diane Dillon Patterson preceded him in death as well as half-brother, Jerid Ray Sheffield. Pallbearers are to be Darrel Brown, Shane Hodgins, Rip Garcia, Berto Massey, Tony Knox, Steve Boots, Heath O'Daniel, and Reggie Wright. Honorary pallbearers include Jayce's Seminole Yankee baseball teammates: Connor Boots, Blade Knox, Stefan Wright, Tyler O'Daniel, Cache Graham, McKinley Jones, Mathews Palmer, Garrett Clark, and Michael Osborn and the members of the 6th grade basketball team: Jalen Johnson, Blade Knox, Trent Miller, Prentiss Perry, Jeremy Reynolds, Devin Williams, Tyler Wills, and Coach Stephanie White.
Hazel Ann Brewer
Funeral services for former longtime Cromwell resident Hazel Ann Brewer are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Church of Christ in Okemah. Dr. Roger Thompson will be officiating the services. Interment is to follow at the Schoolton Cemetery in Seminole County under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah. Brewer died Tuesday, April 4, 2006 in Oklahoma City at the age of 83. She was born March 10, 1923 in Tuskegee, Okla. to Earl and Emma (Blevins) Irons. She was saved and baptized in the Castle Baptist Church in 1953 and was currently attending the Pentecostal Holiness Church of Cromwell. On July 7, 1945 in Okemah she married Tillman Eugene "Gene" Brewer; he later preceded her in death on June 9, 1995. She was a homemaker and love to crochet and gardening. Her parents; husband; two brothers, Merton and John Irons; one sister, Frankie Marshall and two grandchildren preceded her in death. Surviving is one son, Steve Brewer of Okemah; one stepson, Dale Brewer of Broken Arrow; three daughters, Carlis Flowers of Okemah, Earlene Roper of Seminole and Ruth Dennison of Shawnee; one brother, Raymond Irons of Okmulgee; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Her grandsons will be serving as pallbearers.
A graveside service for longtime Wewoka resident Annie Mae Stephens has been scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Machpelah Cemetery, Nobletown with Gen. Bishop Charley Gilbert, Jr. officiating. Stephens, 94, died Sunday, April 2, 2006 at Holdenville Hospital. She was born May 11, 1911 in Jones County, Round Oak, Ga. to Peter James Soloman and Addie Lissie Dumas. She was a member of Ethiopian Reformed Coptic Church of Christ. She held the position of general church servant, Sabbath school teacher, counselor and Guiding Star of the Sacred Women's Association and general counselor of the International Ethiopian Rescue and Relief Conferences. Stephens was a longtime employee for Nobletown School and a member of the Wonder Workers Club. Her parents, husband Clyde Stephens, two sisters and two daughters preceded her in death. Surviving is her son, Timothy J. Stephens of Oklahoma City; daughter, Marvell Stephens of Wewoka and five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services for longtime Wewoka resident Roger Daniel Davis are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at Macedonia Baptist Church, Wewoka. Rev. Earlis Bert, Sr., St. Stephens Baptist Church is to officiate. Interment is to follow at Westwood Cemetery under the direction of Myers Mortuary. Davis, 88, died Sunday, April 2, 2006 at Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born July 16, 1917 in Yeager to Warren Davis, Sr. and Rosetta Eliza Jefferson. They moved to Wewoka and set up residency during his childhood. Davis worked for Consumer Oil for 15 years and was a member of Scipio Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. F.D. Cochran, Sr. His parents, three brothers and four sisters preceded him in death. Surviving is his wife Rosetta Eliza Davis of the home; son, Freddy Davis, Sr. of Oklahoma City and a host of grandchildren.
James L. Wheeler Jr.
Graveside services for longtime Seminole resident James L. "Jimmy" Wheeler, Jr. are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday at Cement City Cemetery, Cement, Okla. with Rev. Don Stewart to officiate. Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole. Jimmy passed away Monday, April 3, 2006 in his home at the age of 56. He was born Nov. 2, 1949 in San Antonio, Texas to James Wheeler, Sr. and Joan Wiley. He graduated from Pampa, Texas High School in 1968 and then worked in the oilfield as a roughneck before becoming disabled in 1985. Jimmy was a member of the Oklahoma Equestrian Trail Riders association (OETRA) and engaged to marry Joyce Ross of Seminole. One son, James Jason Wheeler (1995) and stepmother, Cherry Wheeler (November 1999) preceded him in death. Surviving is his father, James Wheeler, Sr. of Seminole; his mother, Joan Wiley of Holden Beach, N.C.; daughter, Jennifer Wheeler of Maryland; one brother and sister-in-law, Keith and Gloria Wheeler of Seminole; one sister and brother-in-law, Patricia "Patty" and Tom Joyce of Largo, Fla.; and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
Lou Ellen Hudson
A memorial service for lifelong Seminole resident Lou Ellen Hudson is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Congregational Methodist Church. Danny Grimes is to officiate the service and her remains were cremated. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole. Hudson, 77, died Friday, March 31, 2006 at Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City. She was born March 23, 1929 to Thomas Phillip and Lela (Crossno) Crist. She worked at Good Hope Elementary, Varnum High School, Seminole Postal Service (10 years) and Daylight Donuts (Three years). Her hobbies were fishing, knitting, crocheting and raising her eight cats. Her parents, son Marty Lynn Hudson (Feb. 20, 2006) and sister, Rosemary Elliott (Aug. 21, 2001) preceded her in death. Surviving is her husband, Roy Junior Hudson of the home; son, Larry Pemberton of New Castle; daughter, Renda Tuttle of Robinson, Ill.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Jerry Charles Clower are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Roy Robertson is to officiate with arrangements being under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole. Clower, 61, died Monday, April 3, 2006 at his home. He was born Oct. 12, 1944 in Maud to R.C. Clower and Norma Christine (Meek) Clower. On Oct. 11, 1965 he married Billie Don Shatto in Enid and had attended Bowlegs Schools. He was retired from Parsons Well Service and as a rig operator in the oilfield. Clower was a member of the Baptist church. From 1960 – 1962 Clower was a private E-2 in the United States Army in the Infantry Division. Surviving is his wife of the home; three sons, Jerry LaDale Clower of Cromwell, Joe Bob Clower and Larry Driskill, both of Seminole; one daughter, Billie Jean Clower of Seminole; four brothers, Bobby Joe Clower of Wolf, Phillips Clower and Johnny Pierce, both of Seminole and Joe Pierce of Healdton, Okla.; three sisters, Billie Leonard of Eufaula, Vanessa Pierce of Hamilton, Texas and Laura Hale of Seminole and six grandchildren.
Vada Evelyn (Wyatt) Mantooth
Funeral services for Wewoka resident Vada Evelyn (Wyatt) Mantooth are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Monday at Free Will Baptist Church, Wewoka, with Bro Richard Terry to officiate. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery with service arrangements under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home. Vada passed from this live at the age of 79 years, on Thursday, March 30, 2006. She was born October 24, 1926, to Frank R. Wyatt and Bonnie (Spears, Thomas) Wyatt. She attended school at Sasakwa, Bakersfield, Calif. and Seminole Jr. College and was a member of Ladies Auxiliary of VFW, Rebekah Lodge, Daisy Garden Club, and Advisory Committee of Mental Health, a long time member of First Freewill Baptist Church, Wewoka. Vada was employed by various businesses in the Wewoka area, including Morgan Ford, Matheny Motors, the Extension Office, County Clerks Office in the Seminole County Court House, Farmers Home Administration Department of Agriculture, from which she retired in 1988. After retirement she worked part-time for Seminole County District #3 and Wewoka Chamber of Commerce. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Mantooth Jr. whom she married Sept. 4, 1942, also her parents Frank R. Wyatt, 1967, Bonnie Wyatt 1959, brother Lee J. Wyatt 1986, William Carl Wyatt 2003, half brothers Harlan Thomas, Willie Wyatt, half sister Velma (Thomas) Tipton. Surviving are two sons, Gary Mantooth and wife Melanie, Bolivar, Mo. and Terry Mantooth, Wewoka; five grandchildren, Anna Mantooth, Norman, Lauren Mantooth, Wewoka, Chris Mantooth, Parkland, Fla., Brent Mantooth Cushing and T. J. Mantooth, Norman; three great-grandchildren, Tyler Byrd, Taylor Mantooth, and Trevor Mantooth; one brother, Bobby Wyatt and wife Fern of Oklahoma City and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to American Cancer Society in Vada's honor.
Funeral Services for longtime Seminole resident Cynthia Ann Williams are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Immanuel Fellowship Church with Rev. Mickey Keith officiating. Interment will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Garden in Seminole under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole. Cynthia passed away Monday, March 27, 2006 at the age of 55. She was born on June 6, 1950 to Waldo Amiel and Betty Jean (Larkin) Smith in Clayton, N. M. She was a graduate of Beaver High in 1968 and received a mud-engineering certificate and associate's degree from Seminole State College. She was very active with the Chocolate Festival and the Sound of Music with the Seminole Arts Council, she was active in raising thousands of dollars for the American Heart Association, and was a member of the Legislative Wives "Ohoyahoma" Association where she organized several style shows. In addition, she was a former member of the Seminole Democratic Women's Association. Cynthia met and married Danny Williams on Nov. 21, 1981 in Sherman, Texas. They were married for 25 years. She was the property owner and manager of Williams' properties with her husband. Danny and Cynthia were charter members of the new Tri-City Christian Center. Her last activity was preparing for the upcoming Easter Holiday for her family prior to her accident. She is survived by her husband, Danny Williams of the home; parents, Betty and Amiel Smith of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; daughter and son-in-law, Codi and Tony Winters of Tulsa; three sons and daughters-in-law, Andy and Christie Chockley of Tulsa, Kevin and Micki Williams of Ada and Jason and Angelique Williams of Pink, Okla.; one brother, Mark Smith of Tulsa; two sisters, Ollie and husband Bret Sumner of Highlands Ranch, Colo. and Amy Smith of Littleton, Colo. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, Larkin Winters, Ciaran Winters, Mara Winters, William Chockley, Jesse Chockley, Caleb Williams, Hayley Williams, Melanie Landis and Courtney Landis, and two grandchildren to be born in June and September of 2006. Casket Bearers will be Marvin Botsford, Sam Mansell, Charley Ballou, Bruce Cantrell, Willie Rinderer and Roger Streetman. Honorary Bearers will be Tony Winters, Andy Chockley, Jason Wil- liams, and Kevin Williams. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations may be made to the Seminole Art's Council, P.O. Box 212, Seminole, OK 74868 and the American Heart Association. P.O. Box 1653, Topeka, KS 66601-1653, in her memory.
Willard Henry Madron
Funeral services for lifelong Wewoka resident Willard Henry Madron are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Stout-Phillips Funeral Chapel with Chaplain Jim Ward officiating. Interment is to follow at Tate Mountain Cemetery in Wewoka under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home. Willard passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2006 in an Oklahoma City hospital at the age of 53. He was born Jan. 3, 1953 in Holdenville to Henry Madron and Lois Cross Mad- ron of Wewoka. He graduated from Wewoka High School in 1971 and later married Cathy Lynn Ward of Holdenville. Willard worked for Kahan & Associates for more than 25 years as production foreman and he loved to restore old cars and raise cattle. His father preceded him in death. Surviving is his wife Cathy of the home; two sons, Kelly Wayne Madron and wife Jenna of Wewoka and Travis Paul Madron and wife Kathleen of Tecumseh; four daughters, Jennifer Gayle Madron of Janesville, Wis., Megan Michelle Madron of Loma Linda, Calif., Brandy Nicole Madron and Lisa Marie Madron, both of Wewoka and five grandchildren. In addition two brothers, Ronald Gene Madron and wife Diana of Pawnee and Michael Glenn Madron and wife Linda of Wewoka and numerous aunts, cousins and other relatives survive. Pallbearers will be David Wilson, Richard Kilgore, Buddy Gore, Britt Waltman, Bobby Douthit and Stanley Whitlock. Honorary bearers will be Phil Whitlock, Don Madron and John Sneed. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Madron Children’s’ College Fund in care of Security State Bank.
John Eric Galliena
Funeral services for John Eric Galliena of Denton, Texas are to be held in Texas following his death on Monday, March27, 2006. Galliena, 83, was born in Chicago, Ill. on Feb. 4, 1923 to John and Mary Galliena. His parents and one brother, Mike Galliena preceded him in death. Surviving are three children, Crystal White of Texas, Richard Galliena of Holdenville and Laverne Galliena of Woodward; six grandchildren, Robert Galliena of Oklahoma City, J.P. Galliena of Kansas City, Kan., Anthony Galliena of Reno, NV, Josh and Jack Galliena of Jackson, Miss and Kim Galliena of San Antonio, Texas and three great-grandchildren.
Elizabeth Tiger Middleton
Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Elizabeth "Losta" Tiger Middleton are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Swearingen Funeral Chapel with Dorsey Nero and David Little officiating. Interment will follow at England Family Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole. Visitation is being held at the family home starting Wed. at 5 p.m. until at 5 p.m.Fri. Middleton died Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at the age of 67. She was born May 15, 1938 to Lewis and Mandy (Tiger) Wise in Seminole. She was married to Elmer Arthur Middleton; he preceded her in death in 1990. She was a homemaker and a member of the Presbyterian Church in Wewoka, Oklahoma. Her mother and husband preceded her in death. Surviving is her father, Lewis Wise of Seminole; two daughters, Carrie Isaacs of Konawa and Shannon Anderson-Toombs of Coupeville, Wash. and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Allen Webb, Charles Epperson Wise, Ryan Burchett, C.J. Bear, Junior England and Johnny Wolf. Honorary pallbearers will be Sammy Davis, Jim Locust, Lance Primeaux, and Jimpsey Carbitcher.
Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Boyd Ross Linduff are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church. Dick Knox and Tommy Clark will officiate with intermenty to follow at Rest Haven Memorial Garden in Seminole. Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole. Boyd passed away Monday, March 27, 2006 in Shawnee at the age of 71. He was born Feb. 27, 1935 to Archie William and Beryle (Plumley) Linduff in Edmond. He met and married Carole Jean (Posey) Linduff on Dec. 24, 1954 in Muskogee. He attended Cameron Junior College on a basketball scholarship and continued playing basketball at Northeastern University until an injury, and received a bachelor's degree in education. Linduff went on to obtain his master's degree and administrative certificate at the University of Oklahoma. Boyd's career took him to Inola and Milfay Schools, then to Seminole High School in 1966, where he taught and coached for 11 years. He went on to be a superintendent at Strother Schools for two years, Maud for six years, Henryetta for four years and Mounds for three years. After 38 years in education, he retired in 1991 and eight days later opened VIP Cellular in Shawnee. He was the owner and operator of VIP Cellular for 15 years. In 2002 he was inducted in to the Tournament of Champions Hall of Fame and the Coaches Hall of Fame for over 300 wins throughout his coaching career. He was a member of the Elks Lodge and the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce. His parents and one sister, Patricia Hawkins, preceded him in death. Surviving Boyd is his wife Carole Linduff of the home; three daughters and sons-in-law, Suzie and Rory O'Neal, Cheryl and Bruce Kunkleman and Laura and Lance King, all of Seminole. He is also survived by two brothers and sisters-in-law, Duane and Cinda Linduff of Miami, Okla. and Bill and Barbara Linduff of Tahlequah and seven grandchildren, Alyssa O'Neal, Colton O'Neal, Lane, Landry and Lilea King, Brynly and Jaden Kunkleman. Casket bearers for the services will be Dr. John Randolph, Mike Rose, Terry Morris, Chris Clark, Danny Boydston and Don Trammell. Honorary bearers will be Dale Smart, Dick Irwin, Rob Pyron and Carl McCollum.