ADA — Memorial Services for Ottie Hugh “Ott” Free, 97, Ada, are 1 p.m.Wednesday at First Baptist Church, the Rev. John Haynes will officiate. The private burial will preceed the funeral service.
Mr. Free died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, at a local hospital. He was born June 25, 1907, in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, to John H. and Etter Riley Free. He came to this area in March 1946 from McAlester. He received a G.E.D. and also attended business college in McAlester and Southeastern State University in Durant and East Central University in Ada for three years.
He married Edna Williams Oct. 25, 1942, in Reno, Nevada. Mr. Free was a barber in Ada and later an insurance agent with Paul Revere Life Insurance Company from 1950 until 1988. He was a member of the First Baptist Church since 1948, a member of Ada Lodge 119 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, member of the Masonic Fraternity, Past Master of Ada Lodge, and a 33 degree Mason, and a member of the McAlester Scottish Rite 330. He was also a volunteer at Valley View Regional Hospital with 2,700 hours of service. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II with the 4th Marine Division in the South Pacific.
Survivors include his wife, Edna Free, of the home; two daughters, Peggy Wilson, Kansas City, Kan., and Delores Theis, Bartlesville; two sons, John Free, Pawhuska, and Philip Free, Memphis, Tenn.; two sisters, Orella Harden and Mary Emma Bristow, both of McAlester; 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Hugh Free.
The family says those who wish may make memorials to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation for Cancer Research, 825 NE 13th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73104-9930.
Criswell Funeral Home, Ada
CLEVELAND — Services for Cleo Kessler, 83, Cleveland, formerly of Ada, are pending with Criswell Funeral Home, Ada. Mrs. Kessler died Monday, Jan. 31, 2005, at a Cleveland nursing home.
ADA — Services for Frances Marie Winward, 75, Ada, formerly of Kingman, Ariz., are pending with Criswell Funeral Home. Mrs. Winward died Monday, Jan. 31, 2005 at a local hospital.
LOLA INGRAMADA — Services for Lola D. Ingram, 97, Shawnee, are pending with Smith-Phillips Funeral Home.
She died Jan. 31, 2005.
TISHOMINGO — Services for Vicky Ann Dollar Pool, 52, Tishomingo, are 11 a.m. Saturday at Church of the Nazarene at Tishomingo.
She died Jan. 30, 2005, at Tishomingo.
Campbell-Watts Funeral Home
HOLDREGE, Neb. —Services for Mable A. Johnson, 78, of Holdrege, Neb. are Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Holdrege, Dr. Dan Mitchell officiating.
Burial follows at Prairie Home Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson died Jan. 30, 2005, at her home in Holdrege. She was born Aug. 9, 1926, in Oil Center, Okla., to Neal and Addie Cook MacDonald.
She was employed by Warp Publishing. She attended school at Vanoss High School, graduating in 1945.
She married Lester A. Johnson Oct. 28, 1948.
She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Brenda Lee in infancy and three sisters; Letha Kilgore, Mary Haffner and Jewel Hazenberg.
Survivors include her husband Lester, Holdrege; one daughter, Gail Sughroue and her husband, Mike, Holdrege; seven grandchildren, Sam Sughrouc, Courtney Massoudi, Sarah Sughroue, Shana Sughroue, Jason Sughoure and Katie and Christi Johnson; two sisters, Dorothy Brown, Pink, Okla., and Betty Bryant, Stratford, Okla.; one brother, John MacDonald and his wife Bonnie, Spencer, Okla., one sister-in-law, Marian Johnson, Holdrege, and other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be at Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege, Neb., from 1-9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2005, with the family greeting from 7:30-8:30 p.m. A memorial has been established in her memory.
Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home, Holdrege, Neb.
ADA — Services for Ott Free, 97, Ada, are pending with Criswell Funeral Home. Mr. Free died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, at a local hospital.
ADA — Memorial services for Howard Lorenzo Winters, 90, Ada, are 10 a.m.Wednesday at Criswell Funeral Home Chapel, Mike Radosevich officiating.
Mr. Winters died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at a local hospital. He was born May 13, 1914, in Egremont, Mass., to Henry Jacob Winters and Brenda M. Anson Winters.
He was a truck driver for Palmer Lines Inc. Sheffield, Massachusetts, and moved to Ada in 1982. He was a Roman Catholic.
He married Marie Emma Roy May 12, 1940, in Sheffield, Mass. She died Jan. 15, 2002.
Survivors include a sister, Evelyn Race, Great Barrington, Mass.; several nieces and nephews including Doris Powell and her husband George, Ada; several great nieces and nephews, great great nieces and nephews and great great great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, James M. Winters, and sisters, Elsie A. Stalker, Ruth E. Antonowicz and Christine J. Bichoff.
Criswell Funeral Home
FRANCIS — Services for Loyd Dennis Harris, 58, Francis are 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. Joe Dixon will officiate. Burial will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Francis.
Mr. Harris died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, at his home. He was born Nov. 30, 1946, at Ada to Loyd “Babe” and Lorene Maranda Canfield Harris.
He lived in the Francis area all his life. He attended the Byng school system and graduated from Byng High School in 1965.
Mr. Harris was employed with Ada Heating and Air for 10 years, self-employed for eight years as a plumber, Bemax Supply Company for 10 years and three years with the Byng school Maintenance Department.
Survivors include a son, Dennis Harris, Oklahoma City; a daughter, Maranda Rodriquez, Sand Springs; mother, Lorene Harris, Francis; grandchildren, Kailyn Harris, Gabriel Rodriquez and Chloe Rodriquez; two brothers, Tim Harris and wife Trisha, Francis and Jerald Harris and wife Tricia, Francis; two sisters, Susan Scroggins and husband Robert, Francis and Rita Harris, Ada.
He was preceded in death by his father, Loyd Babe Harris.
Bearers will be Tim Harris, Jerald Harris, Robert Scroggins, Dennis Harris, Cody Harris and Isreal Rodriquez.
Criswell Funeral Home, Ada
OKEMAH — Services for Carrie Ann Clark, 27, Okemah, are 10 a.m. Tuesday, at Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Okemah, the Rev. Wade Harelson officiating. Burial follows at Highland Cemetery in Okemah.
Carrie Ann Clark passed away Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, in Ada. She was born Aug. 28, 1977, in Houston, Texas.
She graduated from Okemah High School in 1995 and later attended Seminole State College and Rose State College.
She married Mark Clark July 24, 1999 in Carthage, Mo. she, along with her husband Mark, lived in Ada for the past three years. Mrs. Clark was employed as a receptionist at Rolling Hills Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her two grandparents, Joe O. Lee and Ernest Lee.
She is survived by her husband Mark Clark of Ada, her son, Matthew Ryan Clark, her parents, Joe and Alice Lee, two brothers, Joe Wayne Lee and his wife Trixie, Henryetta, and Nick Lee, Okemah, her grandparents, Lanora and Wesley Jones of Okmulgee, grandmother, Bertha Lee, Okemah, mother-in-law, Carolyn Cheatwood and husband Eugene, Okemah, father-in-law, Bill W. Clark, Okemah, and several nieces and nephews.
Bearers are Donnie Henson, Justin Daggs, Coy Jenkins, Ron Vick, Hosea Fletcher, Cody Lee, John Melson and Allen Lee.
McALESTER — Services for Charley R. Flannery, 86, McAlester, formerly of Seminole, are 2 p.m. Tuesday, at Swearingen Funeral Chapel, Seminole, Darell Brown officiating.
Burial follows at Little Cemetery. Mr. Flannery died Jan. 28, 2005, at a McAlester nursing facility. He was born Oct. 29, 1918, at Savanna to Patrick and Josie May Cross Flannery.
He was a self-employed bootmaker and shoe repairman for many years at Midland, Texas, and Seminole. He served as a sergeant with the 136th Infantry, 33rd Division, in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Ribbon with two battle stars and Philippine Liberation Ribbon with a battle star in the Luzon campaign. He also earned the Combat Infantry Badge.
He married Alma Brown July 7, 1942, at Poteau.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Reba Black.
Survivors include his wife, Alma Flannery; a son, Charles Flannery and his wife Judy, Seminole; a daughter, Sernanda Anderson and her husband David, Arpelar; a sister, Margie McGuire, Clarkston, Wash.; eight grandchildren, Michael Flannery, Micki Yarbrough, William Anderson, Serna Anderson, Dana Thompson, Laura Page, Leslie Prigge and Jacque Orndorf; 18 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole