Charlyce Ross King
Dr. Charlyce Ross King, University of Oklahoma Professor emerita, died Tuesday, May 2, 2006, at her home
in Norman. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Friday, May 5, 2006, at Havenbrook Funeral Home Chapel with
Reverend Scott Love officiating. Interment will follow at the Resthaven Memory Gardens Cemetery in Oklahoma City,
Oklahoma. Services are under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman, Oklahoma.
Dr. King was born Sept. 18, 1923 in Mountain Park, OK to Charles Douglas and Anna Stow Ross. She later moved
to Snyder, Oklahoma, with her family. Upon graduation from Snyder High School in the spring of 1939, she enrolled
as a 15 year old freshman at OU in the fall. In a span of 19 years, Dr. King earned her Bachelor’s, Master’s and
Doctorate degrees from OU.
In 1977, Dr. King was awarded the OU Regents Award for Superior Teaching in the College of Education. She
handled a wide range of assignments, from teaching and counseling to program analysis and development. Her wide -
range speaking engagements and development of new courses and special programs for teacher-counselor training are
among her many achievements. Through consulting work and professioanl service activities, she shared her expertise
and experience with many individuals, agencies and organizations throughout Oklahoma. She also furthered the
understanding of parent-child relationships and other topics related to the family, the roles of women, special
education programs for the disadvantaged and aged, and Native American education.
Dr. King's service at OU, though mostly in the College of Education, also included teaching home economics, service
as assistant Dean of Women, program development in continuing education and public service, Director of the Family
Life Institute and coordinator of correspondence courses for the U.S. Postal System. She also taught at Iowa State
University from 1964-67, working in the field of child development.
A park bench honoring Dr. King was placed adjacent to the OU Memorial Union in the summer of 2001. Her bench
was made possible by the generosity of students, associates and friends. Also, Dr. King was given a rousing "Sooner
Salute" in the presence of 80,000 fans at the OU vs. Oregon football game in 2004. Dr. King was a lifelong proud
Democrat and fervent supporter of Public Education.
She was predeceased by her parents and husbands Theo King, Jack Kendall and Melvin Baden. She is survived by her
sons Gary and wife Pat; Ron and wife Josie, all of Norman. Also, granddaughters Kendra Sims and husband Jeremy of
Sand Springs, OK; Kasi McLaughlin and husband Ross of Tulsa, OK. And, her great grandson Riley Sims, who was
the spice of her life.
The family extends heartfelt thanks to Dr. King's physicians and caregivers at Norman Regional Hospital and Good
Shepherd Hospice. We sincerely appreciate your service, guidance and love.
Bearers will be William Price-Curtis, Randy Simmons, Phil Vaughn, Jim Lazalier, Jeremy Sims and Ross
McLaughlin. Honorary bearers will be the multitude of students and associates who, through the years, helped make
Dr. King’s "calling" a true pleasure.
Memorial contributions honoring Dr. King can be made to the United Negro College Fund, St. Jude's Hospital for
Children, Norman Health for Friends, or a charity/organization of choice.
William A. "Bill" Frederick,
William A. "Bill" Frederick, 65, of
Norman, Oklahoma, died Monday, March
28, 2005, in Norman, Oklahoma. Funeral
Services will be held at 10:00 A.M.,
Monday, April 3, 2005, at Havenbrook
Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend
Claud McGee officiating. Interment with
military honors will follow at the Warren
Cemetery in Norman, Oklahoma. Services
are under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman,
Mr. Frederick was born April 15, 1939, in Oilton, Oklahoma,
to William James Henry and Alma (Arnold) Frederick. He grew up
in Sapulpa, Oklahoma and graduated from high school there. He then
joined the U.S. Navy in 1958. Bill married Shirley McGee on June
22, 1962, in Bixby, Oklahoma. The family moved to Norman in 1981
and Bill continued his work for the Navy as a Recruiter. He retired
from the Navy in 1983. After his retirement he worked for a number
of area companies, including moving trailers for a mobile home
company and as a maintenance supervisor at Sooner Fashion Mall.
He also worked at Lowe’s Hardware store for five years. Bill was a
veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of CORCS (Central
Okla. Radio Control Society for model aircraft)
Mr. Frederick was preceded in death by his parents Survivors
include his wife, Shirley of the home; two sons, Bill Frederick II, of
Newalla, OK, and Bruce Frederick and wife, Valerie, of Scottsdale,
AZ; two sisters, Elizabeth Ballard and husband, Charles, of Sapulpa,
OK, and Shirlee Rae Blank of North Kings Town, RI; brother, Jim
Frederick and wife, Linda, of Sapulpa, OK; and three grandchildren
Kimberly, Matthew and Sarah.
Reina Mae (Bray) McBrayer
Reina Mae (Bray) McBrayer was born July 30, 1924, in Blackwell, Oklahoma to Charles
and Viona Abraham, and died December 4th 2006 at her home in Lindsay, Okla. She was
married to Billy Beryle Bray in Geary, Oklahoma on October 31, 1939 until his death on Dec.
Reina was a longtime resident of Norman and later moved to Fort Worth, Texas where
she met Troy McBrayer of Grandbury, Texas. They married July 17, 1981. They moved to
Lindsay, Oklahoma in 1999. While living in Grandbury, Reina owned and operated an alteration
shop. She loved sewing, flower arranging, dancing, traveling and her children, grandchildren and
great-grandchildren. As of late her joy in life was listening to Christian music and Big Band.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Viona Abraham, husband, Billy
Bray, 2 sisters, Bonnie and Marilee, 7 brothers, C.R., Jack, Ross, Bobby, Ervin, Albert Dale and
Laverne, and one great-granddaughter, Erin.
Reina is survived by her husband, Troy McBrayer of the home, sister, Hazel Worstler and
husband C.L. of Oklahoma City, sons, Bill Bray and wife Judy of Norman, Bob Bray and wife
Patricia of Atlanta, GA, Randy Bray and wife Debbie of Norman, step-daughter, Becky Pruitt
and husband Chuck of Llano, TX. Grandchildren, Bill Bray and wife Tayna, Christopher Bray,
Trent Bray and wife Jessica of Norman, Greg Bray of Witchita, Amber Bray Claveria and
husband Dominique of Seattle, Tim Bray, Toni Engler, Charlotte Bray, Jim Bray and wife Lori of
Atlanta, GA, step-son, Kyle Pruitt of Llano, Texas, 11 great-grandchildren and many nieces and
Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Friday, December 8, 2006 at Havenbrook Funeral
Home Chapel with Rev. Bryce Schaffer officiating. Pallbearers will be her six grandsons, Tim
Bray, Jim Bray, Billy Bray, Greg Bray, Christopher Bray and Trent Bray. Interment will follow
at Resthaven Memory Garden in Oklahoma City. Services are under the direction of Havenbrook
Funeral Home of Norman.
Luke E. Munn
Luke E. Munn, resident of Norman, Oklahoma, died Thursday, December 7, 2006. Luke
was born in Nevada County, Arkansas, May 10, 1925, to Bynam Franklin and Susan Elizabeth Munn.
He was a Navy veteran of World War II Luke graduated from Bethany Peniel College, Bethany,
Oklahoma and received a Masters degree in Education from the University of Oklahoma. He began his
career as a classroom teacher and elementary school principal in Blackwell, Oklahoma.
In 1951, Luke and his family moved to Norman where he became Director of the University of
Oklahoma Laboratory School. He then became Principal of Lincoln Elementary School and Curriculum
Coordinator for the Norman Public Schools. He also worked for the Economy Publishing Company of
Oklahoma City many years, as Sales Representative and later as Educational Consultant, visiting our
Department of Defense Dependant Schools around the world. After living in Ventura, California, from
1963 to 1966, he and his family moved back to Norman.
In 1982, Luke became Principal of McKinley Elementary School. He retired in 1986. He was
a former President of the Oklahoma Retired Educators Association, volunteered for election duty, was
a tour director on many trips with a travel club for retirees in Oklahoma City. He was a member of First
Church of the Nazarene in Norman, where he served on the board from time to time and taught Sunday
school for many years.
Luke is preceded in death by his wife Carolyn Estelle Munn. He is survived by his sons Winston
Munn and daughter-in-law Donna Munn of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, and Sherrill Munn and daughterin-
law Mary Ann Munn of Sunderland, Maryland, as well as four grand children and five great grand
The funeral will be 1:30 p.m., Thursday, December 14,2006, at the First Church of the Nazarene,
1801 N. Porter Avenue, Norman, with Reverend Brent Hardesty officiating. Interment will follow at
Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Oklahoma City. Viewing will be on December 12-13 at Havenbrook
Funeral Horne in Norman. Services are under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman,
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6525 N. Meridian, Ste
110, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73116.
Nina S. Jones
Nina Scruggs Jones, formerly of North Little Rock, Arkansas, died on Wednesday, December
6, 2006. She was a resident of Rambling Oaks Assisted Living in Norman.
Born on May 17, 1926, in Pearson, Arkansas, Nina was the youngest of seven children born
to James Willis and Callie Mae Scruggs. After graduation from Quitman High School in 1943, she
moved to North Little Rock and began a long and successful career with the Internal Revenue Service,
retiring after 35 years of service.
Nina loved her church and taught Sunday School and sang in the choir at Park Hill Baptist
Church for more than 25 years. Her children were the joy of her life and she is survived by her son
Harold Jr. and his wife Jan of Norman, Janie of Ann Arbor, Michigan, two grandchildren, Jenifer Buy
ten and her husband Jeff of Galveston, Texas, Aaron Jones and his wife Elizabeth of Norman, one great
grandson, Jonah, and several nieces and nephews.
Nina was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Harold Sr., her parents, and three
brothers and three sisters. Funeral arrangements are pending with Roller-Owens Funeral Home in
North Little Rock. Interment will be held at Rest Hills Memorial Park Cemetery in North Little Rock,
Arkansas. Local Arrangements by Havenbrook Funeral Home in Norman.
GEORGE THOMAS ATKERSON
George Thomas Atkerson 77, of Norman died Tuesday, December 5, 2006, in Oklahoma City.
Family visitation will be held from 7:00 to 8:00 P.M., Friday, December 8, at Havenbrook Funeral
Home. Services will be 10:00 AM, Saturday, December 9, 2006, at Immanuel Baptist Church, 715 East
Eufaula St., with the Rev. Ken Huddleston officiating. Burial will be in the Resthaven Memory Gardens
Cemetery in Oklahoma City. Services are under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman.
Mr. Atkerson was born January 16, 1929, in Lexington, Oklahoma to William Henry and Edith
Elizabeth(Bebb )Atkerson. He lived in the metro area his entire life and was retired from the University
of Oklahoma. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Atkerson was a member of Immanuel Baptist
He married Willie Berglan in 1951, and was married 37 years. She died January, 1988. He
married Jerry Evans in 1992 and she died in 1998.
He was preceded in death by his parents, first and second wives, brother J.C., sisters Helen
Statham and Rosemary McCracken. Survivors include a son, Garlin Atkerson of Norman, a sister June
Richardson of Norman, a sister-in-law Nauweeta Bledsoe of Norman and many nieces and nephews.
Bearers will be Carl Gill, Curtis Swim, Vel Dimery, Kenneth McCracken, Floyd McCracken and
Memorial Contributions, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church Building
Fund at 210 S. Cockrell, Norman, Ok. 73071.
Corinne C. Paton
Corinne C. Paton, 81, of Norman, Oklahoma, died Sunday, August 3, 2003, in Norman, Oklahoma. Funeral Services will be held at 2:30 P.M., Wednesday, August 6, 2003 at Havenbrook Funeral Home in Norman with Chaplain Susan Beam officiating. Services are under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman, Oklahoma.
Mrs. Paton was born October 1, 1921 in Bloomington, Ohio, to Claude and LaVerna George Cashman. She received her Bachelors of Education in 1943 at Ohio University followed by her Masters degree in 1964. She devoted 25 years to the field of education as a primary teacher and then as a principal. Mrs. Paton was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and friend. She will be missed by all that knew her.
Mrs. Paton was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Survivors include three daughters, Claudia Paton and Deborah Paton, both of Darien IL and Sue Madole and husband, Wiley Madole of Norman, OK and three grandchildren, Webster and wife, Kelly Madole of Norman, OK, Spencer Hauptman of Chicago, IL.and Kendra Madole of Houston, TX.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mary Abbott Childrens House, P.O. Box 6316,
Norman, Ok 73070.
Robert Clayton Long
Robert Clayton Long, 75, of Norman, Oklahoma, died Sunday, August 3, 2003 at his home in Norman, Oklahoma. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, August 6, 2003, at McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church, Norman, Oklahoma with Rev. Scott Sharp officiating. Interment will follow at the Roselawn Cemetery in Mangum, Oklahoma. Services are under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman, Oklahoma.
R.C. Long was born March 25, 1928 in Guthrie County, Iowa to Florence and Ernie Long. He joined the military and served with the merchant marines in 1944 and later with the U.S. Navy in 1945. He was given early release due to the illness of his father. After his discharge, R.C. traveled and worked with his two younger brothers in the magazine industry. He married Naomi Sue Sullivan of Mangum, Oklahoma in September 17, 1948. They established their home in Norman, Oklahoma and operated the company, Paramount Products., a family album and photo processing business that took them throughout the midwestern states.
R.C. Long was most proud of his grandchildren, Clay, Jamie, Rachel, Alexa and Victor, his salesmanship ability and the graduation of his three sons from the University of Oklahoma.
R.C. Long was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother, Donald Long and sister, Pauline Gouge. Survivors include three sons, Robert S. Long of Noble, OK, Michael R. Long and wife, Vicki of Tallahassee, FL and Victor Dee Long and wife, Lisa of Norman, OK; sister, Mildred Golay and husband, Chuck of Coon Rapids, Iowa; brothers, Jerry Long and Richard Long, both of Wagoner, Oklahoma; and five grandchildren.
Austin Derek McKaig
Austin Derek McKaig, 22, of Norman, Oklahoma died Thursday,
July 31, 2003, in McClain County. Funeral Services will be held 10:30
a.m., Wednesday, August 6, 2003, at the First Baptist Church of Norman
with Reverend Mike Bumgarner officiating. Interment will follow at 4:00
p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery in Enid, Oklahoma with full military
honors. Visitation will be held Tuesday evening, August 5, 2003, from
5:30 until 9:00 p.m. at Havenbrook Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be
Will Merrick, Scott Henderson, Doug Jacobson, Sam Zantout, Dustin
Creizenbeck, Jason Dixon, Kevin Clark, Brian Hartsock, Ben Ray and
Bryan Ray. Honorary Bearers will be members of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity, "Fall 1999, Pledge
Class", Mike, Nate, Deluca, Sam, Jarod, and others, "you know who you are". Services are under
the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman.
Austin was born August 27, 1980 in Enid, Oklahoma. He grew up in Enid, moving to
Norman in 1990, where he graduated from Norman High School in 1999. He attended O.U. for 3
˝ years prior to joining the U. S. Army. Austin was proud to serve his country. He graduated with
a degree in Communication from AIT School in Ft. Gordon, Georgia. Austin was a Private E 3 and
was scheduled to serve in Korea. He was a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity while at O. U.
and a member of the First Baptist Church of Norman. Austin enjoyed his friends, family and was
an avid O.U. and Dallas Cowboy football fan. He loved to make people laugh. He was a joy to
everyone he met and loved by all.
Austin was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Russell McKaig. He is survived
by his parents, Tony & Janis McKaig of the home; brother, Tyler McKaig of the home; paternal
grandmother, Chloe Ann McKaig of Cedar Valley, Oklahoma and maternal grandparents, Ruby &
Arlynn Baker of Enid, Oklahoma.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Austin McKaig Memorial Scholarship Fund at
Norman High School.
Olivia Jane Dougherty Wallace
Olivia Jane Dougherty Wallace, of Norman died late
September 28th at home after an extended illness. A
celebration of Olivia's life will be held at the First Presbyterian
Church in Norman, Oklahoma at 10:00 A.M., Friday, October 17,
Olivia was born February 19th 1934 in Bellefontaine, Ohio,
she was the daughter of the late Dr. Clark McReight and Olivia
French Blinn Dougherty. Olivia attended Western College for
Women in Oxford, Ohio for three years. She was a flight hostess
with TWA. She also was a medical transcriptionist for Lompoc
Memorial Hospital. Olivia was a member of the First Presbyterian
Church of Norman. Her lifelong passion was playing the violin
and enjoyed the piano and classical music. For many years she
greatly enjoyed being a member of the
Lompoc Pops and the Santa Maria Symphony Orchestra.
Survivors include three sisters, Mary Jean Dougherty of Pacifica,
Calif., Ruth Joyce Zimmerly of New Philadelphia, Ohio, and
Elizabeth Joan Eichele of Coshocton, Ohio. Olivia had three sons
and daughters-in-law, Howard Clark and Janet Wallace of Lompoc
California, Joseph Martin and Stormy Wallace of Grass Valley,
California, and William Alston and Teri Wallace of Norman.
Olivia had 7 grandchildren, Jennifer Olivia, Clark William, Jo
Janelle, Sara Jean Wallace
of Lompoc, and William Alston Jr., John Chaney, and Andrea Lee Wallace of
Norman. In keeping with her wishes, Olivia's body is to be
cremated and buried with her parents in Evergreen Burial Park in
New Philadelphia, Ohio.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to: The
First Presbyterian Church, 555 S. University Blvd. Norman, Oklahoma 73069(405) 321 - 0933
John Robert Taylor
John Robert Taylor went to be
with the Lord on Monday, September
29, 2003. He was born in Bartlesville,
Oklahoma, on May 11, 1925. Memorial
Services will be held at 1:00 P.M.,
Thursday, October 2, 2003 at Westside
Church of Christ in Norman with Mr.
Leon Dennis officiating. John was
preceded in death by his parents, Ralph
and Reba Taylor, and brother, Ralph
Taylor, Jr., all of Bartlesville, as well as
his sister, Maribel1e Ledlie, of Tyler, Texas.
John is survived by his wife of 48 years, Nova Taylor, of Norman,
Oklahoma, and sons and daughters-in-law, Todd and Stacy Taylor
of Ft. Myers, Florida, and Tye and Shelly Taylor of Rowlett,
Texas. John was affectionately referred to as a G-Dad by his five
grandchildren, John Robert Taylor, II, and Carl Anthony Taylor,
II, of Ft. Myers, FL, and Bayley, Bryne and Thaddeus John Taylor
of Rowlett, TX. In addition to his wife, children, and
grandchildren, John deeply loved his three sisters-in-law. Kathy
Nail of Phoenix, Arizona, was loved as if she were his own
John joined the military as a Navy Cadet at the age of seventeen.,
He received his Naval wings in Jacksonvitle, Florida, at 18 years
of age. John was awarded the honor of serving in a select group of
He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of
Science degree in Geology. John worked for Phillips Petroleum
Company in Midland, TX, for many years, and returned to
Norman, Oklahoma, in 1963 to work with Reserve National
Later, John joined his wife and went into the real estate business.
He and Nova worked together in Norman, OK, for over 30 years.
For the last 11 years, until the time of his death, John and Nova
worked together at Don Cies, Inc., in Norman, OK.
John was a faithful member of Westside Church of Christ in
Norman. He touched the lives of many people, who will forever