NATHAN “WOODSY” WILSON
Services for Nathan Wilson were held Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003 at 2 p.m. in the Rufe Baptist Church.
Wilson died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003 in Wadley Regional Hospital, Texarkana. He was 60.
“Woodsy” Wilson was born Oct. 10, 1942 in Ringold, Okla., the son of Alexander and Roda “Jefferson” Wilson. He had lived in the Ringold area all his life, worked as a brick mason, and has served in the U.S. Army as an airborne parachuter. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers: Alexander and Roy Wilson.
Surviving relatives include two brothers: Carlo Wilson of Valliant and Johnny Wilson, Ringold, Okla.; three sisters: Theresa Wilson of California, Cora Faye Khort of Alaska and Ruby Jean White, of Montana. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
Rev. Troy Ruffin officiated and burial followed in the Wilson Chapel Cemetery.
Mt. Olive Funeral Home of Hugo is directing the services.
BENJAMIN WAYNE MORRIS
Services for Benjamin Wayne Morris were held Monday, Feb. 24, 2003 at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Hugo.
Bennie died Feb. 22, 2003 near Moyers, Okla. He was 39.
Bennie Morris was born Aug. 20, 1963 in Antlers, Okla., to Bennie and Gladys (Simpson) Morris. He was a graduate of Clayton High School and had served in the U.S. Army. He was also a graduate of Eastern Oklahoma State College at Wilburton. Bennie married Rhonda Gray on Nov. 20, 1993 in Hugo. He was preceded in death by one sister, Lillie Morris. Bennie is survived by his wife, Rhonda Morris of Hugo; two sons: Cody Gray Morris and Matt Gray Morris of Hugo; three daughters: Tamara Gray Morris of Hugo, Angel Marsh of Tulsa and Rachel Morris of Oklahoma City, Okla.; his father, Bennie Morris of Clayton; his mother, Gladys Morris of Oklahoma City, Okla.; three brothers: Shane Morris, Darrin Morris and Farrell Morris all of Clayton; one sister, Gwen Williamson of Clayton and one grandchild.
Rev. Doug McClure officiated the service and burial followed in A.L. Stephens Cemetery, Clayton under the direction of Prater-Lampton-Mills & Coffey Funeral Home of Hugo.
HALITA B. LOMAN
Services for Halita B. Loman were Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003 at 2 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception Catholic church in Hugo. Halita died Feb. 22, 2003 in Hugo, Okla. She was 66.
Halita Loman was born Jan. 24, 1937 in Hugo, Okla., to Steve and Laura (Couch) Cisneros. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, a brother and a granddaughter. She is survived by a son, Michael Carlson, Paris, Texas; two daughters: Nikki Abernathy of Wichita, Kan., and Jennifer Kristin Groves, Garden City, Kan; one sister, Ann Terrebone of Hugo; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A Rosary was held Monday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Prater-Lampton-Mills & Coffey Funeral Chapel.
Father Bob Poandl officiated the services and burial followed in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
LOYD R. HILBURN
Graveside services for Loyd Hilburn were held Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003 in the Muse Cemetery, Muse, Okla.
Mr. Hilburn, who was a retired school teacher, having taught in the Hugo schools for many years, died Feb. 21, 2003 at his home at the age of 76.
Loyd was a WWII veteran. He is survived by his wife Bernice Hilburn of Hugo; son, Lonnie Hilburn of Messer; daughter, Tommie Brannan of Wright City, Okla.; two sisters: Helen sanderson of Shilimar, Fla., and Wilma Billington, Quinton, Okla.; two granddaughters, three grandsons, one great-grandson, seven nieces and six nephews. Bro. Raymond Humphrey will officate.
Services were directed by Rogan Funeral Home of Hugo.
Rev. Dempsey Cosper
Services for Rev. Dempsey Cosper were held Friday, April 4, 2003 at 2 p.m. in the Prater-Lampton-Mills & Coffey Chapel.
Rev. Cosper died Tuesday, April 1, 2003 in Powderly, Texas. He was 63.
Dempsey Carnell Cosper was born June 5, 1939 in Orange, Texas to Dempsey Ezra and Otilia (Gilliam) Cosper. He married Sally Olyer in Barberton, Ohio, on Dec. 21, 1963. Dempsey became a minsiter in 1970 and preached at the Clayton Avenue Baptist Church for 13 years. He was also a member of the Clayton Avenue Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers: John, Edward and Melvin Cosper; two sons: John Edward and Allen Dewayne Cosper.
Dempsey is survived by his wife Sally, of the home; one son, Charles Cosper of Powderly, Texas; one daughter, Stacie Powell, Blanchard, Okla.; two sisters: Betty Ruth McClain, Lufkin, Texas, and Mary Francis Padgett of Humble, Texas; two grandchildren: Aaron and Kailey Powell, of Blanchard, Okla.
Rev. Mike Armes officiated assisted by Rev. Gene Witt. Burial followed in Springs Chapel Cemetery in Hugo under the direction of Prater-Lampton-Mills & Coffey Funeral Home of Hugo.
Roy Dee Edwards
Graveside services for Roy Dee Edwards were Saturday April 5, 2003 at 2 p.m. in the Goodland Cemetery.
Mr. Edwards died March 17, 2003 in Oklahoma City, Okla. He was 83.
Roy Dee was born April 4, 1919 in Finley, Okla., the son of James Edwards and Ivy Inez (Borth) Edwards and had lived in Hugo since July, 2002. He married Willie Dean Butler on Oct. 31, 1941. She preceded him in death on Dec. 31, 2002. He was also preceded in death by two daughters, Linda Edwards and Ivy Dean Edwards, one brother and two sisters.
Roy was a retired grain elevator operator and a member of the Baptist faith.
Surviving relatives include one son, Roy Richard Edwards, Brownfield, Texas; two daughters: Martha Bevels of Hugo, Okla., and Norma Halcomb of Brownfield, Texas; one sister, Ollie Lively of Brownfield, Texas; nine grandchidren and 20 great grandchildren.
Officiating was Billy Butler. Services are under the direction of Miller & Miller Funeral Home of Hugo.