Alvin D. (Al) Green
Services for Alvin D. Green were at 2 p.m. today at the Colbert School Auditorium in Colbert. The Rev. Wendy Lambert officiated the ceremony. Internment followed at the Garden of Memories in Colbert.
Alvin Green died Oct. 3, 2002 in Colbert. He was 73.
Alvin Green was born Aug. 19, 1929 in Cache to James M. and Hattie Green. He married Merle Gray April 1, 1989 in Las Vegas.
Al was a long-time resident of Oklahoma. He owned Alís package store for 42 years in Colbert and co-owned A&M Florist with his wife in Durant for 12 years.
Al enjoyed hunting and skiing, and was a member of the Baptist faith. He served in the United States Army as a sergeant.
Al was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Gladys Mae Green and two brothers, Home and Junior Green.
He is survived by his wife Merle of Colbert, one sone, Jon Paul Bozeman and wife Rhonda of Hugo; two brothers, Donnie Green and wife Doris of Bridgeport, Texas and Charles Green of Scotland; two sisters, Pat Green of Belton, Texas and Beverly Green of Australia; one grandson, Britt Bozeman of Little City; long time friend Matt Marbet and a host of nieces and nephews.
The Coffey-Murray Funeral Home in Durant is handling the funeral arrangements.
V. Otis Tarp
Services for V. Otis Tarp of Wright City will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Wright City. Brother Gary Stuart will officiate the ceremony. He will be assisted by Brother Aaron Strange. Internment will follow at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Garvin.
V. Otis Tarp died Oct. 4, 2002 in Idabel. She was 77.
Mrs. Tarp was born Feb. 12, 1925 in Purcell to Dallas Hudson and Essie Mae (Stonecypher) Hudson. She married T.C. Tarp June 28, 1941 in Moore.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Juanita Cribbs.
She is survived by her husband, T.C. Tarp; two sons, Dallas Tarp of Camden, Ark. and Dale Tarp of Fort Towson; one sister, Geraldine Cheek of Shawnee and four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Miller & Miller Funeral Home in Valliant is handling the funeral arrangements.
Joe T. Powell
Services for Joe T. Powell were at 1 p.m. Aug. 27 at the First Baptist Church. The Rev. Mike Mings and Rev. Gerald Huckleberry officiated the ceremony. Burial followed at the Valliant Cemetery.
Joe died Aug. 27, 2002 at the Veteranís Medical Center in Dallas, he was 78.
Joe was born June 29, 1924 to George and Thora Powell.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Edith Mitchell Powell of Valliant, one step-son, William M. McAfee of Shawnee, one foster-son John Harrington of Ornando Beach, Fla.; three daugthers, Joanna Powell of Redlands, Calif., Vickie Fridle and Nicole Kay Dillow of Durant; one borther, Carl Powell of Falfrurrius, Texas; one sister, Kathryn Wyatt of Grant and ten grandchildren.
A private ceremony was held for Dorothy Grafford, formerly of Hugo, at Good Shepherd Cemetery in Huntington Beach, Calif. Aug. 5.
Dorothy died Aug. 1, 2002 at her home in Huntington Beach, Calif. following an extended illness. She was 83.
Dorothy was born in Hugo March 17, 1919, the fourth child of Russell Frank Grafford and Ackie Fuller Grafford, and grew up with three sisters and two brothers.
Dorothy attended Hugo schools, graduating from Hugo High School in 1936, and was a member of Hugo First Methodist Church.
She lived in Hugo until her marriage on June 4, 1945 to George Raymond Hubbard of Soper, moving then to southern California, where she spent her life.
Dorothy was a homemaker and mother, showing her creativity and skill as a seamstress and interior decorator. She also enjoyed gardening, reading novels, poetry and bowling.
In addition to her husband of 57 years, she is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth Chilcott, son-in-law Jeffrey Chilcott, granddaughter Amy Chilcott Doyle and husband Sean Doyle, and grandson Clay Chilcott, all residents of Huntington Beach, Calif. Also surviving are sisters Virginia Grafford Doenges, of Oklahoma City and Betty Grafford Short of Tyler, Texas; and brother George Grafford of Edmond.
She was preceded in death by her brother William R. (Bill) Grafford and sister Minnie Grafford Shelton.
Dorothy loved the Lord and is now resting in peace while her family keeps her memory alive in their hearts.
James Earl Laurent
Services for James Earl Laurent were at 10 a.m. Sept. 3 at the First United Methodist Church in Ft. Towson. The Rev. Oscar Wilkie and Rev. Dr. Jack Noble officiated the ceremony.
James died July 24, 2002 in Plant City, Fla. He was 68.
James was born Jan. 10, 1934 in Ft. Towson to Beatrid and Lucille Laurent. He married Helena June 22, 1957.
James is survived by his wife, daughter Beth Laughlin of Saudi Arabia, two sons; Luke Laurent of Atlanta and Jack Laurent of Milwaukee.
Services for Lorene Parsons, formerly of Hugo, were at 10 a.m. Aug. 31 at the Prater-Lampton-Mills & Coffey Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Mutt Wallace officiated the ceremony. The family received friends at the Prater-Lampton-Mills & Coffey Funeral Chapel from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 30.
Lorene died Aug. 28, 2002 in Longview, Texas. She was 83.
Lorene Parsons was born Dec. 21, 1918 in Gum Creek to J.D. and Lillie (Postman) Smith. She married Owen Parsons, Sr. and lived in this community from 1940 to 1995 when she moved to Gilmer, Texas.
Lorene was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.
She is survived by one son, Owen Parsons, Jr. of Lubbock, Texas; one daughter, Mary Miles of Gilmer, Texas; two brothers, J.L. Smith of Roswell, N.M. and Bill Perrryman of Buena Vista, Mo.; one sister, and Billie James of Little Rock, Ark.