Funeral services for former Maud resident J.C. Pemberton are scheduled for 2 p.m. at Bethany First Baptist Church with interment to follow in Bethany Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Mercer-Adams Funeral Services of Bethany. Pemberton died Wednesday, April 26, 2006. He was born March 24, 1926 in Marshall, Ark. to Charles and Ella (Horton) Pemberton. He joined the United States Navy in March 1944 and served until 1947, where he completed his high school education. Pemberton loved flying and obtained a private pilot's license after leaving the service. He was an ordained deacon, a social studies teacher and a truck driver for Transcon Freight Lines. Pemberton drove several million accident-free miles and retired in 1989 after 35 years of driving. He and his wife moved to Maud and lived there for 30 years, thoroughly enjoying country life. He loved to hunt, fish and raise cattle. His parents; one infant son and two brothers, L.D. (Devon) and Charles Pemberton preceded him in death. Surviving is his wife, Norma F. Knowles Pemberton; two sons, Rodney and Roy Pemberton; brother, Darrell Pemberton; sister, Berthell Stephenson and six grandchildren. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, that donations please be made to Hospice of Oklahoma County.
Funeral services for former longtime Konawa resident Arvell Byron "Pete" Conner are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa. Pastor Quinton Kay is to officiate the services. Interment is to follow at Vista Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Konawa. Conner, 94 of Tuttle, died Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at Tuttle Care Center in Tuttle, Okla. He was born June 28, 1911 in Steadman, Okla. to John and Nancy (Scoggins) Conner. He married Sally "Irene" Conner on July 4, 1934 in Manitou, Okla. Conner was a veteran who served in the United States Army during World War II. He retired from civil service at Tinker Field and also at an Air Force base in Fairfield, Calif. He also worked as a police officer, deputy sheriff and as an oil lease broker. Conner was a longtime member of the Freewill Baptist Church in Konawa where he served as deacon for many years. His parents; wife, Sally 'Irene" Conner (July 7, 2004); one son, Donald Monte Con- ner; two daughters, Linda Jensen and Wanda Conner; one brother and four sisters preceded him in death. Surviving are several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Ada resident Matthew James Meashintubby are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at Hudson-Phillips Funeral Chapel. Interment is to follow at Cedar River Cemetery, southwest of Holdenville, under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home. Wake services will be held on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Meashintubby died Monday, April 24, 2006 at Carl Albert Indian Health Facility in Ada at the age of 44. He was born March 11, 1962 in Talihina to Joseph and Nellie "Killer" Meashintubby. He was raised in Calvin and graduated from Calvin Schools in 1980. Meashintubby lived in Calvin until 1998 when he moved to Ada. Meashintubby did odd jobs and the last several years he has employed at Southern Oklahoma Livestock Auction. He enjoyed watching his nephews play ball, fishing, playing sports, and being with his family. Surviving are three sisters, Lynda Simmer of Ada, Glenda Carpitcher of Konawa and Vicky Pettigrew of Ada; three brothers, Robert Meashintubby of Parsons, Kan., Douglas and Kenneth Meashintubby, both of Ada and one nephew, Kenneth Meashintubby Jr., that he raised. Pallbearers for the services will be John Herrod, Rob Walton, Kenneth Meashintubby Jr., Harold Meashintubby, Mitchell Simmer and Steven Tebe. Honorary bearers will be Richard Herrod, Doug Owens, Johnny Myers, Kenneth Coody, Pete Bear, Dennis Bear, Wendell Pettigrew and Daniel Simmer.
Richard McQueen Sr.
Funeral services for Seminole native Richard "Dick" James McQueen Sr. are set for 10 a.m. Monday, April 24, 2006, at Grandview Tabernacle in Muskogee. Brother Don McKinney and Rev. Doyle Davis are set to officiate. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Foster-Petering Funeral Home. McQueen was born June 9, 1933, in Seminole, along with a twin brother Thomas George McQueen, to Wilson and Mina McQueen. After graduating from Varnum High School, McQueen attended junior college. On Dec. 31, 1952, he married his high school sweetheart Ina Jean Richardson. Three children were born into the marriage. McQueen was employed by Dowell Oil Company until 1959, and then he returned to Seminole to follow his father in the dairy business. He was involved with the American Mile Producer's Association and served as President of the AMPA in 1968. After selling the dairy farm in 1970, McQueen worked for Tiger Trucks in Seminole. He and his wife moved to Muskogee in 1981 to start Mac Air Drilling with his son Rick, where he remained until his retirement in 1994. McQueen was a member of Grandview Tabernacle Church. He is survived by his wife of 53 years; three children, Sharon Turner of Oklahoma City, Lessa Alkire of Seminole, and Richard "Rick" James McQueen Jr. of Muskogee; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; his twin brother Thomas McQueen of Muskogee; sister Janice Fagg of Wewoka; as well as several nieces and nephews, in-laws and many friends. McQueen was preceded in death by his parents. Pallbearers for the funeral will be Tom Morrison, Jim Morgan, Jerry Martin, Joe Buckmaster, Rick Vickers, Travis Smith, Chad Watson, and Shannon Alkire. Honorary pallbearers are Kelly McQueen, Clyde Pride, Bill Robinson, Kenneth Harbeston, and Lloyd Webster. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 6600 S. Yale Ave., Suite 1310, Tulsa, OK 74136-3346, or to the American Heart Association, PO Box 1653, Topeka, KS, 66601.
A private family service will be held for Cromwell resident, Woodrow Wilson "W.W. /Shorty" Harper, following cremation. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole. Harper died Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at the Norman Veteran Center at the age of 93. He was born Nov. 19, 1912 in Scott County, Ark. to George E. and Jessie (Whitlock) Harper. He served in the United States Army Air Corp as a corporal during the Philippine Liberation. On June 12, 1981 he married Patricia Lewis Harper in Idabel. Harper was a truck driver and later owned and operated Harper's Grocery Store in Alvion, Okla. He attended the Cromwell Church of Christ. His parents; first wife, Edith Harper (1980); five brothers, Bill, Gene, Everett, Elmer and Ed Harper and stepsister, Georgia King preceded him in death. Surviving is his wife of the Cromwell home; two half-sisters, Ann Garrison and Gladys White, both of Clayton, Okla. and three grandchildren.
Curtis Dean Haynes
Funeral services for longtime Seminole resident Curtis Dean Haynes are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the Freewill Baptist Church in Prague, Okla. Rev. Frankie Moppin will officiate with Randall Miller, assisting. Interment will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole. A wake service will be held Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel. Curtis Dean Haynes, 48- years-old, passed from this life Saturday, April 15, 2006 at his home. He was born Aug. 7, 1957 in Los Angeles, Calif. to parents Elmer and Roxie Shirlene (Miller) Haynes. Curtis lived most of his life in Seminole where he was a self employed maintenance and landscaper. He was a member of the Snake Creek Baptist Church and a graduate of Varnum High School and Seminole State College. On Nov. 28, 1980 Curtis married Carol Hinds in Prague, she survives him of the home. Other survivors include his parents, Roxie and Elmer Haynes of Prague; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Delbert and Vickie Haynes of Muskogee and James Haynes of Seminole; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Delberta and Andrew Vallejo of Seattle, Wash., Andrea and Donald Burrough of Prague, Karen Collier of Shawnee and Catherine and Justin Clemons of McLoud; aunts and uncles, Dewayne and Linda Miller, Reo Miller, Esther Fourkiller, Joanne and Newman Factor, Arlis and Sam Banagas, Tojuna and Gary Cole, Cindy Miller and Angeline and Justin Fawcett, Jeanette Postoak, Hoover and Josephine Haynes, Bill and Deloris Haynes, Evelyn Quinton, Vernon and Josephine Haynes, Lou and Carl Rose, and Pauline Forrest; nieces and nephews, Danita Vallejo, April Haynes, Verina Collier, Nathan Henry, Denise Vallejo, Leanne Collier, A-yo Henry and Mes-ke Collier and a host of other family and friends. Casket bearers will be, Howard Harjo, Michael Winap, Nathan Henry, A-yo Henry, Karlin Postoak and Jason Fourkiller. Honorary casket bearers will be, Chuck Hinds, Delbert Haynes, Dewayne Miller, Don Hinds, James Haynes and Reo Miller.
Catherine E. Mullins
Catherine E. "Kay" (Harmon) Mullins, 86 year old longtime Seminole resident, peacefully passed from this life on Saturday, April 15, 2006 at her home in Seminole with her husband and son by her side. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Seminole with Rev. Tommy Clark, officiating. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Seminole under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole. Kay was born Sept. 19, 1919 in Yale, Okla. to parents, Garland E. and Rilla (Terrill) Harmon. However, she was raised and educated in Seminole where she graduated from Seminole High School. Kay also attended a business college in Oklahoma City. Kay had been a secretary at El Paso public schools before moving back to Seminole in 1986 to care for her mother. She married William Irvin "Irv" Mullins on April 4, 1941 in Oklahoma City. She and her husband were very active members of the Seminole First Baptist Church and Interfaith Ministries. Kay is survived by her husband, "Irv" Mullins of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Yvette Mullins of Katy, Texas; one brother-in-law, Hugh and his wife Virginia Mullins of Midwest City and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, one infant brother, Donnie Harmon and by five sisters-in-law. The family wishes to express special thanks to her caregivers, Marylin Dixon and Debbie Kiser. Kay was very kind hearted and enjoyed helping others. She goes into Heaven with our joyful farewell, knowing that one day we will meet again. Casket bearers include, Don Gill, Don Raney, Dub Childers, Pat Stafford, Bob Lennard and Herman Ritchie. Honorary bearers include, Fred Ellison, Glen Hugley and Robert Hammons.
Elsie Dean Stewart
Funeral services for Wewoka native Elsie Dean Housdon Stewart are scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday at Bethel Church in Wewoka. Visitation will be held Friday evening at Stout Funeral Home. Services are under the direction of Stout Funeral Home. Elsie passed away Monday, April 24, 2006 after courageously battling lung cancer for more than a year. She was born the second child of Minnie and Louie Housdon on April 4, 1934 in Wewoka. She graduated from Pampa High School and worked 35 years for Texaco, Inc. as a secretary and stenographer. Elsie raised two sons, Ronny and Donny in Odessa, Texas. She later moved to Deleon, Texas. She was a wonderful mother and provider for her sons. For 19 years, she was a loving caretaker for her dear mother, Minnie (MomMa), who preceded her in death in 2003. Surviving are her sons, Ronald M. Stewart, M.D., wife Sherri and their children Elizabeth, Jackson and Mary, all of San Antonio; and Donald A. Stewart, M.D., wife Shannon and their children, Tyler, Morgan and Luke, all of Lorena; and her dear sister, Maxine Tolson and husband Bill of Oklahoma City. Her family would like to express heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Howard Dickey in Deleon. There are too many physicians and nurses in San Antonio to thank individually; however, Elsie and her family were blessed by all those who cared for her at University Hospital, the CTRC and the Fredericksburg Care Center in San Antonio. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made either to the San Antonio Area American Cancer Society (8115 Datapoint Dr., San Antonio, TX 78229, (800) 227–2345) or the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio Medical School Alumni Scholarship Fund for medical education, (7703 Floyd Curl Dr., San Antonio, TX 78229- 3900. (210) 567 – 4400.)
Services for former Wewoka resident Denny Merle Cleveland are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the Cleveland Family Cemetery under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home. Cleveland, 59, died Thursday in Shawnee. He was born Dec. 22, 1946 in Clinton to Milford Lee and Marie (Long) Cleveland. He graduated from Webster High School in Tulsa and worked for Elitch at Six Flags in the maintenance area. Before returning to Oklahoma, he resided in Denver, Colo. Survivors include his parents of Wewoka; three sons, Randy Cleveland, Sapulpa, Tracie Cleveland, Tishomingo, and Ko-No Cleveland of New York City; two daughters, Kiani Cleveland, and Hokti Cleveland, both of California; one sister, Gloria Perez of Shawnee; and two brothers, Milford Cleveland, Denver, Colo., and Nick Cleveland of New York City. Cleveland is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives, and friends.
Sharon K. Treece
A memorial service for former Bowlegs resident Sharon K. (Curlee) Treece was set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006, with Rev. Larry Chesser officiating. The service was set to be held at the Gleanears Holiness Church in Wewoka, under the direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville. Treece died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 48. She was born Sept. 28, 1958, in Santa Cruz, Calif., to Bill and Mary (Pullen) Curlee. She was the third of 10 children and was brought up and attended schools, along with her eight sisters and one brother, in Bowlegs, where the family had moved when Treece was a young child. Treece lived in Seminole for 15 years. She worked for Wal-Mart in Seminole for four years, until her health would no longer permit it. She attended Gleaners Holiness Church in Wewoka for 13 years and was a Sunday School teacher. She was preceded in death by her father, Bill Curlee, and two sisters: Renee Curlee and Darlene Curlee. Treece is survived by two daughters, Tara Zellner and Lisa Harber, both of Holdenville; her mother and stepfather, Mary and Lawrence Cravens, of Holdenville; her husband of 15 years, Ricky Treece of Maud; six sisters Janet Mullins of Konawa, Sandra Booth of Tulsa; Patricia Harrington of Holdenville, Melinda Childers of Bowlegs; Christy Walton of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Kim Crow of Holdenville; one brother, Tony Curlee, of Bowlegs; and four grandchildren.
Beverley Jean Watters
Beverley Jean Watters was born on Oct. 18, 1950, to Arrie Jackson and Iva Jean (Moody) Reich in Tulare, Calif. The family moved to Wewoka in 1967. Beverley graduated high school in Wewoka in 1968. She was united in marriage to Derrell G. Watters on July 12, 1968, in Wewoka. The couple then moved to Morrison, where they have lived since 1976. Beverley is remembered as being a very selfless woman who would do anything she could to help others. She loved writing poetry and had a talent for doing so. She was a devoted Christian woman and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Morrison. She enjoyed gardening and spending time outdoors. She especially liked being in and around the water and loved going to the lake. She was a good cook and also enjoyed going antique shopping. She was a very tidy lady who loved cleaning her home. Beverley loved spending time with her family and was present at all school and sporting events that her family was a part of. She enjoyed being with her grandchildren and was a very loving wife and mother. She is described as being one of the most generous and giving individuals that anyone knew and will be deeply missed by all. Beverley passed away at her home in Morrison on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2006. She was 55 years of age. She is survived by her father, Arrie Reich and wife Norma of Sasakawa; husband, Derrell Watters of the home; three children, Regina Michelle Hilger and husband Johnny of Sand Springs, Terri Daniece Treat and husband Bradley of Morrison, Michael Wesley Watters and wife Amy of Masham; five grandchildren, Heath and Hunter Hilger, Macy Treat, Skylar and Nathan Watters; one brother, Avery Reich; one sister, Melinda Edwards; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Iva Reich; one sister, Violet Ross and one daughter, Tina Renay Watters. Services for Beverley Watters will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2006, at the First Baptist Church of Morrison. Interment will be at 4 p.m. at the Oakwood Cemetery in Wewoka. Pastor Phillip Mullins will be officiating. Visitation will be held at Palmer Marler Carberry Funeral Home on Friday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. The family has entrusted Palmer Marler Carberry Funeral Home with the arrangements.
Paul David Lucas
Funeral services for former Wewoka Food Center employee Paul David Lucas are set for Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006, at the Hudson-Phillips Funeral Chapel in Holdenville. Lee Wayne Fowler and Chaplain Bud Ross will officiate, under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home of Holdenville. Burial will follow at the family cemetery. Lucas died Oct. 4, 2006, after a tragic truck accident three miles south of Holdenville on SH 48, at the age of 37. He was born July 7, 1969, in Talihina, to Johnson Paul Lucas and Paula McDonald Spriggs. Lucas moved to Holdenville with his family when he was 11 years old. He graduated from Moss High School. After high school, Lucas worked as assistant manager at Wewoka Food Center. He was employed by Tyson Foods at the time of his death. Lucas' interests included baseball, four-wheelers and deer hunting. He is survived by his parents; two daughters, Heather Leann Lucas and Ashley Dawn Lucas; one son, Brian Paul Larry Lucas; two brothers, Jonathan Spriggs and Joshua Spriggs; and one sister, Amber Davis. Pallbearers for the funeral services will be Jimmy Choate, Patrick Townley, James Holman, James Henry, Earl DeLozier, and Rich McKibbin. Honorary bearers are listed as Rick Allen, Marvin Rogers, and Kevin Brewer.
Funeral services for former Seminole resident Elizabeth Wynne Macklin are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Moore's Rosewood Chapel, 2570 S. Harvard in Tulsa. Interment is to follow at Okmulgee cemetery under the direction of Moore Funeral Homes, Inc. Macklin, 84, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006. She was born April 29, 1922 in Morris, Okla. to Robert "Bert" C. Wynne and Mae Edwards Wynne. Until retirement she was a homemaker and substitute teacher, also employed by Amoco. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church. Her parents and husband, Sidney Thomas Macklin, preceded her in death. Surviving is son, Gordon Macklin of Ft. Gibson; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.