Martha Roberta Castleberry
Services for Martha Roberta Castleberry, of Kilgore, Texas, were at 2 p.m. Dec. 31, 2002 at the Bill Darrough Pavilion. The Rev. Dick McClure officiated the ceremony. Internment followed at the Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Hugo.
Martha Roberta Castleberry died Dec. 26, 2002 in Houston. She was 85.
Roberta Castleberry was born July 2, 1917 in Hugo to Leroy and Vera (Blevins) Griggs. She married Loyd Castleberry in 1953 in Kilgore, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lloyd Castleberry in 1987; one brother, Walter Griggs; four sisters, Opal McNeely, Helen Byars, Christine Welch and Vera Mae Davidson.
She is survived by one daughter, Glenda Waller of Houston; two brothers, E.B. Griggs of Princeton, Texas and W.F. Griggs of Idabel; one grandson and a number of nieces and nephews.
The Prater-Lampton-Mills & Coffey Funeral Home in Hugo handled the funeral arrangements.
Marshall Earl Haskins
Services for Marshall Earl Haskins, formerly of Soper, were at 2 p.m. Dec. 30, 2002 at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Chapel in Colleyville, Texas. Curtis Ramey will officiate the ceremony. Internment will follow at the Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park in Colleyville, Texas.
Marshall Earl Haskins
The family received friends from 1-2 p.m. Dec. 30, 2002 at the Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home in Colleyville, Texas.
A memorial service will also be held at Westbury Church of Christ in Houston at an as of yet unspecified date.
Marshall Earl Haskins, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, peacefully returned home to his Lord Dec. 26, 2002. He was 80.
Raised by his maternal grandparents, he graduated in 1938 from Soper High School and went directly to the Civilian Conservation Corps in Durango, Colo.
Upon his return, he worked in the family business until 1941 when he married his loving wife of 61 years, Virgie. They moved to San Diego, Calif. in December 1941 where he worked for Consolidated Aircraft Corp. He was later transferred to General Dynamics in Fort Worth, Texas and remained there in a management position at the Meader Olds auto dealership until 1974 when he moved to Houston. His dealership won numerous sales awards and he was recognized for his outstanding leadership skills.
Marshall loved his work, but took his greatest pleasure in his church activities and his deep pride in his family. His smile, his dry-wit and quiet dignity will long be remembered by his friends and family.
Marshall is survived by his wife, Virgie Haskins; two daughters, Linda Haskins, Cynthia Patten and husband Michael; two grandchildren, Samantha Wylie Capogna and husband Frank and Mitchell Earl Patten; two great-grandchildren, Chelsea and Emily Capogna; two cousins, Bob Marshall and Charlene Davis; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services for Joe Mollenkopf, of Antlers, were at 2 p.m. Dec. 31, 2002 at the First Baptist Church in Antlers. Internment followed at the Antlers City Cemetery.
Joe Mollenkopf died at his home in Antlers Dec. 29, 2002. He was 57.
Joe Mollenkopf was born Aug. 22, 1945 in Durant. He had lived in this area for most of his life and retired from the United States Department of Agriculture after 21 years of working out of the Hugo and Antlers offices.
He married Anita Rowland Sept. 10, 1966 in Antlers. He served in the United States Army and was a member of the Antlers First Baptist Church. He was active in community affairs, serving in the Cattleman’s Association, on the Antlers School Board, the Kiamichi Protection Credit Association, the Red River Farmers’ Co-Op, RSVP and was the chief of the Hall volunteer fire department from its inception until this month when his illness caused to him to slow down.
He was preceded in death by his father, John P. Mollenkopf; paternal grandmother, Leona Mollenkopf and maternal grandmother, Maude Hale.
He is survived by his wife, Anita Mollenkopf, of Antlers; one son, John Clay Mollenkopf, of Antlers; two daughters, Kim Dilley of Tulsa and Jo Ellen Joslin of Snow; his mother, Louise Mollenkopf of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Janice Mollenkopf and Barbara Rainwater, both of Oklahoma City; and two grandchildren, Tristan Dilley of Tulsa and Shelby Joslin of Snow.
The Mt. Olive Funeral Home in Antlers handled the funeral arrangements.
Nancy Jane Handleman
Loved by many and never forgotten. There was a memorial for Nancy Jane Handleman at 1 p.m. Dec. 31, 2002 at the Hugo Church of the Nazarene. The Rev. Jim Moore officiated the ceremony.
Nancy Jane Handleman
Nancy died Dec. 27, 2002 at the Christus St. Joseph Hospital in Paris, Texas. She was 57.
Nancy was born April 5, 1945 near Albany, N.Y.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Blanche Ada McAdam in 2000 and her father, Howard Barnett McAdam, Sr., in 2001.
She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Robert N. Handleman, of Bluff; three children, Robert Lance and wife Monica, also of Bluff, Larry Wayne and wife Geneva, of Sweetwater, Tenn. and Naomi Lynn of Hugo; five grandchildren, Jesse Garon Cooley and Chelsea Jayne Handleman of Sweetwater, Tenn., Christopher Lee, Travis Dean and Nathan Charles “Charlie Brown” Handleman of Bluff; three siblings, Howard Barnett McAdam, Jr., of Alvarado, Texas, Robert Lewis McAdam and wife Carolyn Sue of Cleburne, Texas and Mary McAdam of Tucson, Ariz.; and multiple nieces and nephews.
The Mt. Olive Funeral Home in Hugo is handling the funeral arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requested donations be made to the Paris Regional Cancer Center in Paris, Texas.
Homer Lee Songer
services for Homer Lee Songer, of Sawyer, were at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 31, 2002 at the Miller & Miller Funeral Home Chapel in Hugo. Bro. Mutt Wallace officiated the ceremony. Internment followed at the Swink Cemetery.
The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 30, 2002 at the Miller & Miller Funeral Home in Hugo.
Homer Lee Songer died Dec. 28, 2002 at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was 84.
Homer Lee Songer was born Feb. 18, 1918 in Sawyer to George H. Songer and Ruby (Petty) Songer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Viola (Bowden) Songer and two brothers, Ray Songer and Harol Songer.
He is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Ann Jackson of Sawyer; four sisters, Gracie Potts of Norman, Delma Miller of Redlands, Calif.; four brothers, Curtis “Buster” Songer of Norman, Vester Songer of Hugo, George Songer of Sonora, Calif. and Carol Songer of Needles, Calif.; and two grandchildren.
The Miller & Miller Funeral Home in Hugo handled the funeral arrangements.