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Stilwell Democrat Journal 1998 Obits





© The Stilwell Democrat Journal
Submitted by: Wanda Elliott


January 1, 1998
STAND
Funeral services for Charlie Albert STAND, 80, of Stilwell, will be held Wednesday, December 31, at 2 p.m. at Hart Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jim SISCO officiating. Interment will be in the Ketcher Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Stilwell. He was born on November 5, 1917 in Adair County, Okla., to Robin B. STAND and Charlotte WALKINGSTICK STAND. He was found dead at his home on Sunday, December 28. He was a farm laborer and was of the Holiness faith. He served in the U.S. Army during W.W. 11 and was a member of V.F.W. He was preceded in death by: his parents; eight brothers, Richard, Curtis, Taylor, John, George, and Andy, and two infant brothers; five sisters, Sally STAND, Peggy JOHNSON, Lena GRIGSBY, Katie SCOTT and Polly COOMBES. He is survived by: one daughter, Susie Ann; four sisters, Hester, Lizzie, Emmaline and Susie, all of Okla.; two grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
INGRAM
Funeral services for Jananna P. INGRAM, 80, of Tahlequah, were held Wednesday, December 24, 1997 at Reed-Culver Chapel in Tahlequah with Rev. D.J. MCCARTER officiating. Burial followed in the Pumpkin Center Cemetery. Pallbearers were Alvin WALLACE, Forrest HART, John ROSE, George HAMPTON and Barney HAMPTON. Mrs. INGRAM was born July 12, 1917 in Cherokee County, the daughter of Eli and Jennie WILDCAT PUMPKIN, and she died December 22, 1997 in Tahlequah. Mrs. INGRAM attended Pumpkin Center School. She married Albert INGRAM on August 7, 1945 in Tahlequah. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church. Mrs. INGRAM was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; one brother, John PUMPKIN; and three sisters, Elsie POWELL, Emma OAKBALL, and Rose HART. Survivors include: her daughter, Jennie; and two granddaughters, Kelly and Jennifer, all of Okla.; four nieces, Mary Rose of Kansas, Mary Jane and Elizabeth, both of Okla., and Pam of Calif.; three nephews, John and Eli, both of Okla., and Charlie of Mo.; and many other relatives, as well as a host of friends and loved ones.
JAMES
Jessie H. JAMES was born October 25, 1907 in Campbell District, Indian Territory. He departed this life on December 28, 1997. He was the son of Tom E. and Sarah GOINS JAMES. He married Artie DRAKE in 1943. Six children were born unto this marriage. Jessie was a retired farmer. He was a charter member of the Gum Springs Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include: his wife, Artie; three sons, Jerry, Larry and John, all of Okla.; three daughters, Linda of Texas, and Rubie and Sheila, both of Okla.; one brother Tommy of Okla.; two sisters, Ruby and Martha, both of Okla.; 11 grandchildren, Shawna, Jerry, Larry, Becky, Ashley, Jessie, Whitney, Emily, Carrie, Shane and David; two stepgrandchildren, Alicia and Kristy; one great grandchild, Shy-Annah; and many friends and relatives who will miss him dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents, six sisters, three brothers and one grandchild. Services will be held at the Gum Springs School Thursday, January 1, 1998 at 11 a.m. Interment will follow at the Stevens Cemetery under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Stilwell.
SHANNON
Services for the Rev. Joe Wayne SHANNON, 62, Antlers, were held Monday at the First Indian Baptist Church of Muskogee, with the Revs. Gerald KELLEY and James STUART officiating. Burial follows at Green Hill Cemetery, Muskogee. Mr. SHANNON died December 25, 1997, at Antlers. He was born May 9, 1935 at Stilwell, to Raymond and Ruth BRIGGS SHANNON. He grew up in the Stilwell area and graduated from Stilwell High School in 1952. He also graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, and from Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He and Sally MATTHEWS were married June 1, 1957, at Muskogee. Survivors include: his wife, Sally, of the home; two sons, Jeff and David, both of Texas; a sister, Maxine and a brother, Charles, both of Okla.; and one grandson. Foster-Petering Funeral Home, Muskogee, is in charge of arrangements.
MCCRARY
Zella MCCRARY, daughter of Charley KIRK and Dovie SMITH KIRK, was born January 27, 1912 in Summers, Ark., and departed this life to be with her Lord on December 27, 1997 at her home at the age of 85 years and 11 months. Zella was married to Dock MCCRARY on March 4, 1928, in Lincoln, Ark., and from this union was born one child, a son, O.C. She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, Dock; one granddaughter, Lisa MCCRARY; two brothers, Chester KIRK and Logan KIRK; and one sister Susie GARDNER. She is survived by: one son, O.C., of Okla.; five grandchildren, Denise and Cheryl, both of Kansas, Jana and Clifford, both of Okla., and Scott of Ark.; and 15 great grandchildren. Funeral services were to be held Wednesday, December 31, at 2 p.m. in the Roberts Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Jim HOIPKEMIER of Beggs officiating. Interment was to follow at the Ganderville Cemetery in Summers, Ark.
COWETT
Funeral services for Shelba Jean PRICE COWETT, 57, of Stilwell, were held Wednesday, December 24, at Hart Memorial Chapel with Sister Bernice VANDERHEIDEN officiating. Burial was in the Stilwell City Cemetery. Shelba was born on December 23, 1939, in Ft. Smith, Ark., to Sid PRICE and Osie Marie COLLINS PRICE. She died Monday, Dec. 22, at Memorial Hospital in Stilwell. She was a homemaker and a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents. Mrs. COWETT is survived by: three daughters, Brenda of Ark., Paula of La., and Cheryl of Okla.; one son, Paul of Okla.; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Bobby and Carl, both of Okla.; and two sisters, Robbie of Okla., and Sarah of Calif.
FLORES
Christine F. FLORES, daughter of Charley FOURKILLER and Lizzie CHRISTIE FOURKILLER, was born May 8, 1937 in Stilwell, Okla., and departed this life to be with her Lord at Memorial Hospital in Stilwell on December 21, 1997 at the age of 60 years, 7 months and 12 days. Christine was married to Henry FLORES and to this union was born six children--two sons, Jerry and Jim, and four daughters, Juanita, Helen, Carolyn and Delia. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Henry, one brother, Ned CHRISTIE, and one sister, Ollie FOURKILLER. Mrs. FLORES is survived by: two sons, Jerry and Jim, both of Okla.; four daughters, Juanita, Helen and Delia, all of Texas, and Carolyn of Fla.; one brother Richard of Texas; four sisters, Betty, Juanita and Katie, all of Okla., and Ruby of Calif.; 21 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held December 26 at the Fairfield Baptist Church with Bro. Andy GONZALES officiating. Interment was in the Fourkiller Cemetery under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Stilwell.
HORSECHIEF
Funeral services for Faye Ola HORSECHIEF, age 79, of Tahlequah, were held December 27, 1997 at the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Bishop Bill ENKEY officiating. Interment was in the Tahlequah City Cemetery Serving as pallbearers were David DALE, Zachary DALE, Joe DALE, Christopher DALE, Michael JOHNSON, and Tommy STOPP. Honorary pallbearers were Taylor HORSECHIEF, Skylar HORSECHIEF, Jeffery HORSECHIEF, Henry FARMER, Jonathan PHIPPS and Paul JONES. Faye was born November 22, 1918 in Stilwell, Okla., the daughter of John and Emma GLASS DUNCAN, and died Wednesday, December 24, 1997 at W.W. Hastings Hospital in Tahlequah, Okla. On Sept. 2, 1941 she married Vance HORSECHIEF in Tahlequah, Okla., and he preceded her in death in 1964. Her parents and sisters, Lizzie BUNCH and Marion LYNCH, also preceded her. A lifetime resident of Tahlequah, she was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Faye worked in the Medical Records Department of W.W. Hastings Indian Hospital for 30 years. After her retirement in 1980 she spent her time reading, cooking and gardening. She had a great love for her church, tending to her flowers and taking care of her family. Survivors include: four children, Vance, Gene, Cindy and Darrell, all of Okla.; 12 grandchilden; and three great grandchildren.
WILLABY
Lester M. WILLABY of Yates Center, Kansas, passed away December 25, 1997 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Mo. Mr. WILLABY was 87 years old. Lester was born September 29, 1910 in Toronto, Kansas, the son of Ed and Ora AUSTIN WILLABY. He married Helen Jean LANCE on September 28, 1937, in Yates Center, Kansas. She preceded him in death January 24, 1990. Mr. WILLABY was a farmer and stockman and attended the First Baptist Church in Yates Center. Survivors include: five sons, Edward of Calif., Charles and Phillip, both of Okla., Robert of Kansas and Brian of Mo.; 12 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, December 29, at the Campbell Funeral Home with Rev. David CAULEY officiating. Burial was in the Toronto Cemetery in Toronto, Kansas.


January 8, 1998
MCCORDIC
Jessie M. MCCORDIC, daughter of Jesse ADAIR and Arcania CHOATE was born in Stilwell, Okla., one of seven children on March 12, 1911. She died on December 17, in Los Angeles, Calif., her home since 1946. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Anna GORDON and Carrie SMITH; and three brothers, Ed, Matts and Virgil ADAIR. Jessie is survived by a daughter, Rosali and grandson Daniel, both of Calif.; and a 98 year old sister, Daisy of Ark. In addition, she has many nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside funeral services were held on Saturday, December 20, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills, Calif., with Rev. William PRINGLE officiating. Interment followed at Vale of Hope in Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, Calif.
POOL
Garland N. POOL, Jr., 61, passed away in Sand Springs, Okla., on Monday, January 5, 1998. Garland was born to Sarah JACKSON and Garland POOL Sr. on October 31, 1936 in Chillicothe, Mo. He retired from the U.S. Air Force, as well as from the U.S. Postal Service. His survivors include: his wife, Lelia of the home; one son, George of Texas; five daughters, Sharon of Calif., and Sunny, Karen, Jackie and Tonya, all of Texas; 12 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; three brothers, Campbell of Ark., Dale of Okla., and Darrell of Texas; and one sister, Clara of Texas. Funeral services are to be held Friday, January 8, 1998, at Moore Memory Chapel in Tulsa, Okla., with Rev. Bill STORIE officiating. His committal service follows at 2 p.m. in Westville


January 15, 1998
TOWRY
Dell TOWRY, 86, of Heavener, died Thursday, January 8, 1998, in a Poteau hospital. Dell was a member of the Heavener Christian Church and owner and operator of the Ben Franklin Store in Heavener for 40 years before retiring. He was a member of the Heavener Lions Club since 1934 and was the oldest member on the roll. He also was active in the Heavener School F.F.A. program for many years. Dell graduated from Stilwell High School in 1929 and worked in Towry Brothers 5 & 10. Funeral services were held at Heavener Christian Church with burial at Heavener Memorial Park under the direction of Dowden Funeral Home of Heavener. He is survived by: his wife, Elma; one sister, Lucille of Okla.; two brothers, LeRoy of Okla., and H.N. of La.; two granddaughters, Shery and Julie, both of Okla.; and two great grandchildren.
BARKER
Funeral services for Jerry Dale BARKER, 48, of Stilwell will be held Thursday, January 15, at 10 a.m. at Hart Memorial Chapel with Mr. Gerald BUCKNER and Mr. Sammy BOEN officiating. Burial will be in the Stilwell City Cemetery. Mr. BARKER was born on March 16, 1949 in Prairie Grove, Ark., to Hillard Jefferson BARKER and Audie Ruth ESSARY BARKER. He died Saturday, January 10, in Nashville, Tenn., at the veterans Administration Medical Center. Jerry served in the U.S. Army in Germany and was discharged in 1971. He was married to Carolyn Jane ISHAM on January 11, 1969 in Stilwell. He was a member of Pleasant View Church of Christ. Mr. BARKER was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Harold and Vernon BARKER; and two sisters, Marie RHOTEN and Vivian FRYMIRE. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn, of the home; two sons, Michael and Steven, both of Okla.; and one grandson, Michael, Jr.
WARFORD
Mary Elizabeth WARFORD, daughter of Charlie and Mary Jane NASH, was born December 6, 1926, in San Jon, New Mexico, and departed this life to be with her Lord on January 6, 1998 at Memorial Hospital in Siloam Springs, Ark., at the age of 71 years and 30 days. Mrs. WARFORD was married to James WARFORD, with whom she shared her life for more than 43 years, and from this union were born four children: John, Bob, Charlotte and Paula. She is preceded in death by her parents and many aunts and uncles. She is survived by her husband James of the home in Ark.; two sons, John of Fla., and Bob of Calif.; two daughters, Charlotte of Texas; and Paula of Okla.; nine grandchildren, Chris, Alexa, Maxwell, Alisha, Kevin, Erica, Kelcey, Rachel and Heather; four great grandchildren, Christopher, Kyle, Nathan and Morgan; three brothers, eight sisters; also a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Friday, January 9, at the roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Westville with Brother Audie VAUGHN officiating. Interment followed Saturday, January 10, in the Prairie Point Cemetery in Kerns, Texas.


January 22, 1998
LUTTRELL
Funeral services for Imagene LUTTRELL, age 72, of Westville were held Sunday, January 18, in Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John MUNSON and Rev. Ralph CANNON officiating. Burial followed in Piney Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Westville. Serving as pallbearers were: Terry ROSE, Matt BOLINGER, Fred EDGMON, Lester MERIDITY, Jack MORRIS, Kennith MORRIS, Jack ADAIR and Bob ADAIR. Imagene was born September 1, 1925 in Adair County, Okla., the daughter of the late Jonathan and Mammie Mae BOWLES WHITMIRE, and died Friday, January 16, 1998 in Westville, Okla. On January 20, 1948 she and Edgar LUTTRELL were married in Stilwell, Okla. Mr. LUTTRELL preceded her in death in 1973. Also preceding her was her sister, Katherine, and brother Kennith WHITMIRE. Imagene was a member of the Family Worship Center of Westville. She is survived by: her son and daughter, Ronnie and Mayme Jo, both of Okla.; three sisters and one brother, Virginia of Okla., and Jessie, Roberta and Calvin, all of Wash.; and seven grandchildren.
BRIGGS
Juanita BRIGGS of Goodman, Mo., daughter of Looney CHEWEY and Amy BLACKBIRD CHEWEY, was born December 9, 1929 in Stilwell, Okla., and departed this life to be with her Lord on January 13, 1998 in Joplin, Mo., at the age of 68 years, 1 month and 3 days. Juanita was a homemaker and enjoyed her duties as a wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Northside Baptist Church. Juanita made her home in Newton County, Mo., for the last 43 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, George BRIGGS and one son, George BRIGGS, Jr. She is survived by: three sons, Lee of Ala., Ronnie of Fla., and Al of Mo.; two daughters, Ailene and Jeannie, both of Mo.; one brother, Charlie of Okla.; and one sister Mary Ann of Mo.; seven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 17, in the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel in Stilwell with Louis FLYNN officiating. Interment followed at the Blackwood Cemetery in Stilwell.


January 22, 1998
BEARD
Leo Virgil BEARD, son of Alton C. and Linnie BEARD, was born June 10, 1915 in Anadarko, Okla., and passed from this life into eternity on January 14, 1998 at Memorial Hospital in Siloam Springs, Ark., at the age of 82 years, 7 months and 3 days. Leo was married to Verna PAYTON and from this union were born two children--Howard and Barbara. He was a member of the East Park Missionary Baptist Church in Stilwell. He was baptized in September 1996. He was preceded in death by: his parents; his wife Verna and second wife Iona; one brother, Ray Clifton BEARD; and one sister, Imogene CROSSWHITE KERBY. He is survived by: one son, Howard of Ga., and one daughter, Barbara of Wash.; five sisters, Eva Mae, Faye and Gladys, all of Okla., Dora of Texas and Artie of Ark.; one brother, James of Okla.; six grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. Graveside funeral services were held Monday, January 19, 1998 at the Foreman Cemetery with Brother Paul EX of Stilwell officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Westville.
WILLIAMS
Funeral services for Mabel Lena WILLIAMS, 84 of Claremore, formerly of Stilwell, were held Saturday, January 17, at Hart Memorial Chapel in Stilwell with Rev. Roger HANEY officiating. Burial was in the Ketcher Cemetery. She was born June 28, 1913, in Watts, Okla., to George Wesley ROBINSON and Sallie KETCHER ROBINSON. She died Wednesday, January 14, at Claremore Nursing Home. She was married to Alva LOYD, who preceded her in death. She was married to Clyde WILLIAMS in 1955 in Detroit, Mich. He preceded her in death on January 13, 1993. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death also by: her parents; an infant son; a daughter, Carolyn HUMMINGBIRD; and a brother, Walter ROBINSON. She is survived by: a son, Don of Nev.; a sister, Juanita of Okla.; six grandchidlren; and 10 great grandchildren.
SIXKILLER
Mary L. SIXKILLER, loving mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, passed from her earthly home on Saturday, January 17, 1998 at the age of 96 years, to fulfill her life-long goal to spend eternity with her Heavenly Father. She was born in Indian Territory on March 18, 1901 to Francis and Ola ISHAM near Sallisaw. She spent all of her married life in Stilwell and moved to Muskogee to live with her youngest daughter, Reba in 1986, and lived in Muskogee until her death. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband George, a daughter, Reba and three grandsons. She is survived by: nine children, Richard and Fern, both of Calif., Josie of Colo., Faye, Henry, Bonnie, Georgia and Connie, all of Okla.,and Sam of Ariz.; 34 grandchildren; 59 great grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 20, at the Chandler Road Church of Christ in Muskogee with Harry FITZGERALD officiating. Graveside services followed in the Stilwell City Cemetery under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Stilwell.
TAYLOR
Funeral services for Patricia Ann TAYLOR, 51, of Stilwell, were to be held Wednesday, January 21, at 2 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church with Rev. Lawrence EAGLE officiating. Interment was to be in the Salem Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Stilwell. Pat was born June 22, 1946 in Tahlequah, Okla. She died Sunday, January 18, at Memorial Hospital in Stilwell. She had been employed by Facet Enterprises for the past 17 years. She was married to Roy TAYLOR on February 17,1989. She was a member of the Salem Baptist Church and a former Bell School Board member. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter in 1970. She is survived by: her husband, Roy, of the home; three daughters, Karen, Cindy and LaDonna, all of Okla.; her parents, Rufus and Emma, of Okla.; four sisters, Eileen and Kathy, both of Okla., and Mary and Vicki, both of Ark.; three brothers, Sammy, Kindle and Sean, all of Okla.; and 12 grandchildren.
BALES
Vernus Weldon BALES, son of Calem Martin BALES and Bessie Ann FRAILEY BALES, was born July 23, 1941 in Oaks, Okla., and departed this life into eternity on January 16, 1998 at the age of 56 years, 5 months and 23 days. Vernus was married to Viola GUTHRIE on September 1, 1960 in Huntsville, Ark., and from this union were born five children: Vernus Glen, Viola Ruth, Dianna, Lora and Sandy. He was preceded in death by his parent, brother J.D. BALES, and several other siblings. He is survived by: his wife Viola, of the home; one son, Vernus; four daughters, Viola Ruth, Dianna, Lora and Sandy; two brothers, Jimmy and Wilbur, all of Okla.; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were to be held Wednesday, January 21, at 11 a.m. in the RobertsReed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Hugh WOOLARD and Rev. Ruff SANDERSON officiating. Interment was to follow in the Long Prairie Cemetery in Little Kansas, Okla.
BROWN
Graveside services for Roberta Mae BROWN, 80, of Stilwell, were held Tuesday, January 20, at Stilwell City Cemetery with Rev. Scott HILL officiating. Burial was under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Stilwell. Mrs. BROWN was born on April 26, 1917 in Lincoln, Ark., to John NORWOOD and Mary Martin NORWOOD. She died Sunday, January 18, at her home in Stilwell. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of Stilwell. She was married to Buel Odus "Brownie" BROWN on September 8, 1943 in Fayetteville, Ark. He preceded her in death on August 21, 1994. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, an infant brother and Luther NORWOOD. Roberta Mae is survived by: three nephews, Carl and Kenny of Okla., and Jimmy of Calif.; a sister-in-law, and Willa of Okla.


January 29, 1998
FIELDS
Graveside services for Albert "Frog" FIELDS, 28, of Stilwell, were held Tuesday, January 27, at McLemore Cemetery with Rev. Merle GREGORY officiating. Interment was under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Stilwell. He was born on July 21, 1969, in Tahlequah, Okla. He died Thursday, January 22, at Memorial Hospital in Stilwell. He was a laborer and was of the Baptist faith. He was preceded in death by his father, Joe EAGLE, and his stepgrandfather, Bennie Ray HAVEN. He is survived by his mother, Diana of the home; two brothers, Darrell and Eli, both of Okla.; his grandmother, Beatrice, of Okla.; his grandfather and stepgrandmother, Badwater and Frances of Okla.; one great aunt, Rosie of Okla; one great uncle Wallace of Texas; two uncles, Denny and Richard, both of Okla.; and six aunts, Aileen, Glenda, Rhonda, Bernice, Lana and Alice, all of Okla.
HORN
Mary Lois HORN, daughter of Ed GARRISON and Maude COX GARRISON, was born August 17, 1906 in Evansville, Ark., and departed this life to be with her Lord on January 19, 1998 at Memorial Hospital in Stilwell, Okla., at the age of 91 years, 5 months and 1 day. During the early years of her life, she was a school teacher. She was a member of the Methodist Church of Stilwell. Mary was married to Tom HORN on February 15, 1925, and from this union were born two children--Gary and Mike. She was preceded in death by: her parents; husband Tom; six sisters, Opal WORSHAM, Carney HUGHES, Eddie GARRISON, Jennie ROSS, Katie LANGLEY, and Virginia O'NEAL; two brothers, Earnest GARRISON and Joe Bob GARRISON. She is survived by; two sons, Gary of Okla., and Mike of Calif.; one brother, James of Okla.; two sisters, Amy of Texas and Lillian of Calif.; four grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Graveside funeral services were held Thursday, January 22, at the Stilwell City Cemetery with Dr. Dewayne CONNOR of the Stilwell Methodist Church officiating. Arrangements were made through the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Stilwell.
HENSLEY
Funeral services for Orval A. HENSLEY, 74, of Stilwell, were held Monday, January 26, at Hart Memorial Chapel with Rev. Darrell LACIE and Rev. Bobby COTHREN officiating. Burial was in the Stilwell City Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Stilwell. He was born on January 20, 1924, in Cherokee County, Okla., to Harve HENSLEY and Susie SPADE HENSLEY. He died Saturday, January 24, at Memorial Hospital in Stilwell. He was a welder and a member of the Whitmire Community Church. He served in the U.S. Army during W.W. 11. He was married to Pauline BUTLER on November 7, 1989 in Bentonville, Ark. He was preceded in death by: his parents; one sister, Emmy; three brothers, J.C., Lee and Leonard. He is survived by his wife, Pauline of the home; one son, Orval of Texas; one daughter Margie of Okla.; five sisters, Lillie, Barbara, Imogene and Louene, all of Okla., and Louella of N.M.; three brothers, Ronald, Donny and Naylor, all of Okla.; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.
RUSSELL
Jimmy Eugene "Jim" RUSSELL, Ponca City resident, died Saturday, January 10, 1998, in Ponca City. He was 44. The funeral was held at the Trout Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David L. BIGGER, pastor of the First Freewill Baptist church officiating. Burial followed in the Ewing Chapel Cemetery in Stilwell. Jim RUSSELL was born March 21, 1953 in Lincoln, Ark., the son of William L. and Irene UNGER RUSSELL. He was a member of the Cherokee Indian Nation. He attended Stilwell schools. Jim was married to Pamela Sue SHAW on July 8, 1985, in Pawnee and the couple made their home in Ponca City. Survivors include two daughters, Amanda and Ashley; one brother, Johnny; and two sisters, Sharon and Barbara, all of Okla. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Ella Mae MOTEN.


February 5, 1998

WOLFE
In loving memory of wife, mother, grandmother and aunt, Lucille ROSS WOLFE
Born the daughter of William ROSS, Sr. and Ina SOAP CHUNESTUDY, Lucille was born March 13, 1948 in Tahlequah, Okla., Cherokee County, and departed this life on January 29, 1998 after a lengthy illness.
She was preceded in death by: her mother Ina SOAP CHUNESTUDY; father William ROSS, Sr.; and stepfather, Robert CHUNESTUDY; one daughter Quattie WOLFE; one sister Polly Ann ROSS; and three brothers, Charlie ROSS, Sr., Mitchell James ROSS and Rufus Leroy ROSS.
Lucille is survived by: her husband, Wayne BREWER, of the home; three daughters, Theresa of Ga., Cherokee and Pauletta, both of Okla; four sons, Scott, Ross, Bartholomew and Grey all of Okla.; two brothers, James and Bennie, both of Okla.; nine grandsons, and five granddaughters.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 3, at the Cedar Tree Assembly Grounds in Tahlequah with Reverends Merle and Claude GREGORY officiating. Interment was at the Cedar Tree Cemetery under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Stilwell.

LONG
Luther Lee LONG, son of Thomas Lacy LONG and Martha Irene BIGBY LONG, was born April 28, 1918 in Stilwell, Okla., and departed from this life to be with his Lord on February 1, 1998 at the V.A. Hospital in Fayetteville, Ark., at the age of 79 years and 10 months.
Luther was married to Mellie Marie WORKMAN LONG on November 12, 1954, and from this union were born two children - Larry and Garry. Luther served in the Army in W.W.11 during hte years of 1943 to 1946.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; four brothers, Bill RUSSELL, Frank RUSSELL, John RUSSELL and Cody LONG; two sister, Lucy RUSSELL CARSON and Ruby EATON SMITH.
He is survived by: his wife, Mellie, of the home; two sons, Larry and Garry; one sister, Pauline; two brothers, Enoc and Bruce; and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services were to be held Wenesday, February 4, at 2 p.m. at the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel in Stilwell with Brother Olie HATLEY officiating. Interment was to follow at the Oak Grove Cemetery.

LONG
Johnny Edward LONG, son of John LONG and Ida JACKSON LONG, was born October 16, 1918 in Sequoyah County in Okla., and departed this life on January 28, 1998 at Memorial Hospital in Stilwell, Okla., at the age of 79 years, 3 months and 11 days.
Johnny was a retired deputy of the Tulsa County Sheriff's Department. He was a member of the Sooner State Drill Team for 20 years where he was acknowledged with numerous awards and accommodations.
He is preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Raymond, Thomas and Junior LONG.
Johnny is survived by one son, William Dale; one brother, Gene; three sisters, Gladys, Nadine and Zelma, all of Okla.; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, January 30, at the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel with Joe SMITH of the Stilwell Church of Christ officiating. Interment was at the Stilwell City Cemetery.

PROCK
William J. "Bill" PROCK, Jr., was born March 11, 1927 in Stilwell, Oklahoma, to William J. Sr., and Mattie NEWMAN PROCK, and departed this life January 29, 1998 at the age of 70 years, 10 months and 17 days.
Bill grew up in Stilwell, graduating from high school in the class of 1945. He was in the Army during 1945-46. He married Laqueta DOWNING on June 3, 1950 in Stilwell.
He followed his dad's barber profession and was a self-employed barber for 45 years, living in Tulsa since 1947. Bill was of the Baptist faith having jhoined the First Baptist Church and been baptized at an early age. He was a member of the Tulsa Masonic Lodge #71, A.F. & A.M. and Tulsa Scottish Rite.
Mr. PROCK is preceded in death by: his parents; one son, Michael Lee; daughter Karen Sue; sister Dorothy PROCK WHITE; and brother George.
He is survived by: his wife Laqueta of the home; sister Pat of Ark.; and brother Jack of Calif.
Funeral services were held Monday, February 2, at Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel in Stilwell with Brother Roger HANEY officiating. Interment was at the Stilwell City Cemetery.

February 12, 1998

CRESS
Stephen Keigh "Stevo" CRESS was born Sept. 16, 1977 at St. Edwards Hospital in Ft. Smith, Ark., and departed this life on Feb. 7, 1998 at the Sequoyah Memorial Hospital in Sallisaw, Okla., at the age of 20 years, 4 months and 21 days.
Stephen was preceded in death by his grandfather, Neal CRESS, and his great-grandfather, Tom KEETER.
He is survived by: his mother, Tommie of Okla.; father, Kerry of Ark.; two sisters, Jennifer of England and Elizabeth of Ark.; his maternal grandparents, Duward and Betty, and paternal grandmother, Nola, and his maternal great-grandmother, Margaret, all of Okla.; ten aunts and uncles, and a host of cousins, other relatives and many, many friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 10, in the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Richard CRESS officiated. Interment was in the Stilwell City Cemetery.

COONE
Funeral services for Daisy COONE, 98, of Stilwell, were held Friday, Feb. 6, at the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Chapel in Stilwell with Brother Aaron BARTON officiating.
She was born on July 9, 1899 in Missouri, to Elmer NEWBY and Maude CALE. She passed from this life to be with her Lord on Feb. 3, 1998 at Memorial Hospital in Stilwell.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Lighthouse Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Virgil, Stanley, Chester and Darrell; one sister, Alice; and husband John J. COONE in 1970.
She is survived by one sister, Althea of Mo.; two step-daughters; and a special friend and caregiver, Christine, of Okla.
Interment was in the Okmulgee Cemetery following a special graveside committal service.

HITCHER
Graveside services for Eli HITCHER, 50, a lifetime resident of Westville, were held Sat., Feb. 7, at the Old Green Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Westville.
He was born on March 13, 1947 in Westville to Robert and Juanita GUINN HITCHER. He died Wed., Feb. 4, 1998 in Stilwell. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Robert HITCHER Jr.
He is survived by: three children, Jolene and Rhonda, both of Okla, and Brian of Ark.; three sisters, Georgann, Jennie and Peggy, all of Okla.; one brother, Jimmy of Okla.; five grandchildren, Clint, Daniel, Cody, Gerald and Elyse; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Doug PHILLIPS, Raydean MCGOWEN, Larry GUTHRIE, Casey CRITTENDEN, Clint FADDIS and Clevie ALBERTY. Honorary pallbearers were John GUINN, Leon KIRK and Gene HILL.

GANN
George GANN, Sr., son of Looney GANN and Daisy KILLER GANN, was born April 15, 1931, in Bunch, Okla., and departed this life to be with his Lord on Feb. 2, 1998 at Memorial Hospital in Stilwell, Okla., at the age of 66 years, 9 months and 17 days. George worked for the Whirlpool Corporation for many years. He was a member of Rock Fence Church.
He was preceded in death by; his parents; his wife, Mary in 1981; one son, George GANN, Jr.; two daughters, Mary Ann SISCO and Karen Sue ROBERTS; one brother, Frank GANN; and three grandchildren.
He is survived by: three sons, Leo and Gary, both of Okla., and Leroy of Ark.; two daughters, Janice and Debbie Jo, both of Okla.; three brothers, John, Littlejohn and Tommy, all of Okla.; three sisters, Ella, Sally and Patsy, all of Okla.; 17 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Feb. 5 at the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Frank MINK officiating. Interment followed at the Rock Fence Cemetery.

HAUGLAND
Linnie Dunn HAUGLAND, 103, passed away at home in Lincoln, Ark., on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998.
Linnie was born March 30, 1894 in Liberty Hill, Ark., to Columbus (Lum) GOLDMAN and Lillie PHILLIPS GOLDMAN.
Survivors include: two daughters, Lelah of Ark, and Lillian of Calif.; one sister, Clara of Ark.; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 36 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Feb. 7 in Evansville Community Church in Evansville, Ark., with Rev. Milton Davis officiating. Interment was in academy Cemetery in Evansville under the direction of the Luginbuel Funeral Home of Prairie Grove, Ark. Pallbearers were William J. EULITT, Jr., James E. FOY, Jr., James E. FOY, 111, Richard MAYNARD, Floyd WALDROP, and Roger MOUNT.

ROGERS
Funeral services for Rev. Roy Russell ROGERS, Sr., 78, of Stilwell, were held Monday, Feb. 9, at Word of Life Fellowship in Bentonville, Ark., with Rev. Harry COLE officiating. Interment was in the Tracy Cemetery in Anderson, Mo., under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Stilwell.
He was born June 30, 1919, in Denver, Colo., to Arthur ROGERS and Vinita STILLIONS ROGERS. He died Wednesday, Feb. 4, at his home in Stilwell. He was an Army veteran of World War 11 and was the minister of Stilwell Full Gospel Church. He was married to Sandra DUKE on Oct. 21, 1983 in Boone County, Ark.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; two sisters, Evah WYLIE and Helen LAUGHLIN.
He is survived by: his wife Sandra; five sons, Roy, Dick, Bill, Tommy, all of Ark., and Gwen of Okla.; one daughter, Nancy of Ark.; four brothers, Ed, Bob, Carroll, and Jim and one sister, Maxine, all of Mo.; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

REINHART
Funeral services for Ida TEHEE REINHART, 78, of Tahlequah, were held Friday, Feb. 6, at Reed-Culver Funeral Chapel with Rev. Audie Vaughn officiating.
She was born on March 1, 1919 in Adair County, to Littlebird and Sallie CHEWEY TEHEE. She died Feb. 3, 1998 in Tahlequah. She attended school at Sanders. She was a lifelong resident of Adair and Cherokee counties. She married Ed REINHART on Dec. 8, 1965 in Tahlequah.
She enjoyed sewing, quilting and gardening. She attended Prayer House Church in Tahlequah.
She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Houston TEHEE, Andy TEHEE, Dewey TEHEE and Walter TEHEE; two sisters, Annie WHEELER and Emma TEHEE; and one grandson, Roy TEHEE.
She is survived by her husband, Ed, of the home; one son, Bob; one daughter, Marie; one sister Mary; seven grandchildren, Rodney, Robert, Becky, Nena, David, Steven and Robert, all of Okla.; 15 great-grandchildren; and several step-children.
Pallbearers were Zach TEHEE, Cody TEHEE, David TAYLOR, Robert "Curley" VANCE, Danny PRUETT, Robert TEHEE, Daniel PRUETT, Steven VANCE, Danny WILLARD, Preston PRUETT and Robert VANCE. Flower girls were, Sherri TAYLOR, Velma TEHEE, Becky PRUETT, Janelle PRUETT, Kerry TEHEE, Nena WILLARD, Talia TEHEE and Jenna WILLARD.
Burial was in the Freewater Cemetery under the direction of Reed-Culver Funeral Home in Tahlequah.

February 19, 1998

WILLIAMS
Funeral services for Peggy WILLIAMS, 60, of Bunch, will be held Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998 at the First Assembly of God Church of Bunch with Rev. Azle LOYD and Rev. Barry CHRISTIE officiating.
Burial will follow in the South Bunch Cemetery under the direction of Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Tahlequah.
Pallbearers will be Donald PETTIT, Stoney BARNARSKI, Terrell BARNARSKI, Michael COOKSEY, Felix LIVERS, and Steven OWL. Flower girls will be Cassie DAUGHERTY, Kristi DAUGHERTY, Angelica DAUGHERTY, Alicia PETTIT, Pam PRITCHETT and Josephine EAGLE.
Mrs. WILLIAMS was born Feb. 25, 1937 in Bunch, Okla., the daughter of Daniel and Lizzie VANN OWL, and she died Feb. 14, 1998 in Tulsa.
Mrs. WILLIAMS was reared and educated in Bunch. Peggy married Arthur WILLIAMS in 1950. She was a member of the Beaver Baptist Church.
Mrs. WILLIAMS was preceded in death by: her parents; two brothers, Joe and Sam OWL; one sister, Mary WATERS; and one son John Wayne WILLIAMS.
Survivors include: her husband; two daughters, Sue and Janice, both of Okla.; five grandchildren, Ryan, Jeremy, Koda, Tommy, Jr., and Stephanie, all of Okla.; one great-granddaughter, Shayna; five brothers, Daylight, Woodall, Steven, Sam and Daniel, Jr., all of Okla.; and three sisters, Nancy, Lucy and Nellie, all of Okla.

February 19, 1998

HOWARD
Graveside services for Sybil L. HOWARD, 76, of Tahlequah, were held Friday, Feb. 13, with Jim HUCKINS officiating. Burial was under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Westville.
She was born on May 29, 1921, in Proctor to George HOWARD and Martha C. PHILLIPS HOWARD. She died Wed., Feb. 11, at Davis Nursing Home in Tahlequah.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; three brothers, Henry, Robert and David HOWARD; and two sisters, Maisie NANCE and Addie HENSLEY.
She is survived by: one brother, Marion of Okla.; three nephews, Bill of Okla., and Robert and Ronald, both of Texas; and two nieces Patricia of Ark., and Shirley of Texas.

GUTHRIE
Lenora Mae GUTHRIE, resident of Catoosa, Okla., daughter of Jim SANDERS and Melinda SELLERS SANDERS, was born August 12, 1927 in Stilwell, Okla., and departed this life to be with her Lord on Feb. 9, 1998 at St. John's Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla., at the age of 70 years, 5 months and 30 days.
She is preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Roy SANDERS and Lloyd SANDERS.
Mrs. GUTHRIE is survived by two sons, Gary and Darrell; two brothers, Eddie and Louie; one sister Emma; her stepmother, Ruby, all of Okla.; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 13, at the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel in Stilwell with Bro. Billy Wayne SANDERS officiating. Interment was at Sanders Flat Cemetery.

NAKEDHEAD
Funeral services for Clint NAKEDHEAD, Sr., 73, of Stilwell were held Wed., Feb. 11, 1998 at Salem Baptist Church with Rev. John GONZALIS, Jr. officiating. Burial was in the Salem Cemetery under the direction of Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Tahlequah.
Pallbearers were Hubert DUNCAN, Jess CHUCULATE, Bill RIDGE, Jody BUNCH, Lee BUNCH Jr., and Bill CHRISTIE. Honorary pallbearers were Charlie SHELL, Soldier SHELL, Samuel NAKEDHEAD, Kendal NAKEDHEAD, Danny G. SPOON, and John TIGER. Flower girls were Mary VANN, Gussie BUNCH, Joann WOFFORD, Louetta JOHNSON, Margie EAGLE and Carmen NAKEDHEAD.
Mr. NAKEDHEAD was born May 25, 1924 in Adair County, the son of Tom and Josie COCHRAN NAKEDHEAD, and he went to claim his mansion on Feb. 9, 1998 at his home in Stilwell. Mr. NAKEDHEAD attended Salem schools. He married Lorene SHELL on Nov. 17, 1956 in Cherokee County. He was baptized at Salem Baptist Church and was a member of the Copie Baptist Church.
Mr. NAKEDHEAD was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Charlie DAUGHERTY; and one sister, Nellie.
Survivors include his wife, Lorene of the home; four daughters, Deana of Texas, Carolyn, Barbara and Shannon, all of Okla.; four sons, Clint Jr., Huckleberry, Thomas and Leland, all of Okla.; five adopted children, Dawn, Brandy, Brian, Sherry and Gary, all of Okla.; a very special caregiver, Margie; one brother, Rufus of Okla.; three sisters, Edith, Louise and Louella, all of Okla.; 17 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

ROASTINGEAR
Grace MALOY ROASTINGEAR, resident of Stilwell, Okla., formerly of Santa Fe, New Mexico, daughter of Harve MALOY and Jess FOSTER MALOY, was born January 24, 1919 in Bunch, Okla., and departed this life to be with her Lord after a lengthy illness on Feb. 10, 1998 at Stilwell Nursing Home at the age of 79 years and 15 days.
After graduating from Northeastern State University and the University of Oklahoma with a BA and MA and work toward her P.H.D in education, she moved to New Mexico with her husband and two children and spent the next 25 years teaching in the New Mexico public school system. She and her husband Julius enjoyed many years in Indian education in Mesacalero, Zuni and Gallup.
Mrs. ROASTINGEAR is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Julius ROASTINGEAR, and brother Herbert MALOY.
She is survived by: one son, Julius, Jr. of Colo.; one daughter Barbara of N.M.; one grandson, Douglas of N.M.; one graddaughter, Mary of Ariz.; and by four sisters, Ruth and Dora of Okla., Christine of Texas and Gladys of N.M.
Committal services were held Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, N.M. under the direction of Berardnelli Mortuary, Inc., of Santa Fe. Local arrangements were made through Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Stilwell.

SANDERS
Woodrow SANDERS, son of Monroe SANDERS and Katie STARR SANDERS was born on Feb. 19, 1913 in Stilwell, Okla., and departed this life into eternity on Feb. 10, 1998 at St. Edward's Hospital in Ft. Smith, Ark., at the age of 84 years, 11 months and 21 days. Woodrow is preceded in death by his parents; one son, Olen D. SANDERS; and three brothers, Harris, Charley and Tobe SANDERS.
He is survived by: one son, Dale; one daughter, Barbara; one grandson, Tommy Dale; three granddaughters, Deanna, Gail and Dianna; two great-grandchildren, Demi and Lea, all of Okla.
Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 13, at the Salem Baptist Church with Brother Lawrence EAGLE officiating. Interment was at the Salem Cemetery under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Stilwell.

February 26, 1998

PRITCHETT
Funeral services for Dennis PRITCHETT, 74, of Tahlequah, will be held Friday, Feb. 17, at 2:00 in Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. D.J. McCarter and Rev. Jess French officiating. Interment will follow in Pumpkin Hollow Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah.
Serving as pallbearers will be: Joseph PRITCHETT, Daniel PRITCHETT, Darrell WILSON, Sam WILSON, Todd CARSON and Vincent SCRAPER. Honorary pallbearers will be : Sammy PRITCHETT, Steven PRITCHETT, Johnny PRITCHETT, Edward CASTILLO, Darren DRYWATER, Jose GARCIA and Kevin VANN.
Dennis was born Aug. 23, 1924 in Adair County, Oklahoma, the son of William and Annie PUMPKIN PRITCHETT and died Monday, Feb. 23, 1998 in Tahlequah, Okla. A welder with N.S.U for 23 years he retired in 1987. Dennis served in the U.S. Navy and Air Force and was a member of V.F.W Post 135 and Cedar Tree Baptist Church. He was married to Louise Towie PRITCHETT who preceded him in death Dec. 18, 1987. Also preceding him in death were his parents: five brothers, Mike, Rusty, Jim, Charley PRITCHETT and George REESE; three sisters, Charlotte HOGSHOOTER, Nannie SANDS and Johnann DAVIS; and granddaughter Rianna CASTILLO. Dennis is survived by: six daughters, Carolyn, Denise, Jolene, LaDonna, Sharon and Karen; one son, Clayton; two stepsons, Darrell and Sam; one brother Andrew, all of Okla.; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

URBANSKI
Funeral services for Frances Lorrain URBANSKI, 66, of Stilwell, were held Sunday Feb. 15, at Hart Memorial Chapel with Rev. Roy Bingenheimer officiating. Interment was in the Piney Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Stilwell.
She was born March 12, 1931 in St. Croix Falls, Wisc. to Eugene PATRIN and Adeline STILLMAN PATRIN. She died Thursday, Feb. 12, at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale, Arl. She was a retired caterer. She was married to Robert URBANSKI on Jan. 31, 1949 in St. Paul, Minn. she was a member of Peace Lutheran church of Prairie Grove, the Stilwell Garden Club and the V.F.W Auxiliary. She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by: her husband, two sons, Frank of Minn. and Bartholomew of N.C.; two daughters, Robin of Minn. and Carol of Okla.; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; and six brothers and sisters.

FEATHER
Funeral services for Martha FEATHER, 70 of Tahlequah, will be held 2:00 Friday, Feb. 27, at Reed-Culver Funeral Chapel with Rev. Charles DUVALL officiating. Interment will follow in the Barber Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Charley HOLCOMB, Richard HOLCOMB, Henry HOLCOMB, Oley HOLCOMB and Joe HOLCOMB.
Mrs. FEATHER was born Oct. 27, 1927 in Barber, Okla., the daughter of Fogg and Lizzie DOCTOR HOLMES, and she died Feb. 23, 1998 in Tulsa. Mrs. FEATHER was reared and educated in Barber. Martha and her husband Raven had been together since 1947. She was a member of the General Baptist Church in Barber.
Mrs. FEATHER was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband Raven on Jan. 20, 1984; three sons; one brother; and one sister.
Survivors include: three daughters, Gracie, Retha and Faye, all of Okla.; three sons, Sammy of Tenn., Randy and Joe of Okla.; four sisters; 21 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

BEARPAW
Funeral services for Maybelle BEARPAW, 92, of Tahlequah, were to be held Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. in Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Olaf PUCKETT officiating. Interment was to follow in Echota Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah.
Serving as Mrs. BEARPAW'S pallbearers will be: Raymond JONES, Stan JONES, J.B. JONES, David J0NES, Willard OOSAHWEE and Anthony YOUNG.
Maybelle was born Nov. 22, 1905 in Stilwell, Indian Territory, the daughter of George and Annie GRITTS HOGNER, and died Monday, Feb. 23, 1998 in Tahlequah, Okla. A lifetime resident of the area, she was a homemaker and member of the First Indian Baptist Church of Tahlequah. She was married to Stand WATIE in 1923 in Stilwell, Okla. Mr. WATIE preceded her in death in 1978. Also preceding her were her parents; three brothers, Ned, Floyd and Lloyd HOGNER; one sister, Christine MANUS; and two sons, A.G. BEARPAW and Charles Wayne BEARPAW.
Survivors include: five children, Virginia, Billie, Dennis, and Tom, all of Okla. and Kathleen of Kansas; one sister, Betty of Calif.; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

ABBOTT
Robert Leo ABBOTT, son of Carmi George ABBOTT and Margaret Susan KEY, was born Feb. 14, 1924 in Stilwell, Okla., and departed this life to be with his wife Delores into eternity on Feb. 13, 1998 at Memorial Hospital in Stilwell at the age of 74 years, 11 months and 29 days.
Robert was a World War 11 veteran, having served in the United States Air Force.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Delores; two brothers, Jack and James ABBOTT; and two sisters, Roxanne and Etta.
He is survived by: one son, Robert of Ore.; two daughters, Barbara Jo of Fla., and Betty of Wash.; two brothers, Fisher and Ted, both of Okla.; two sisters, Peggy of Calif. and Sara of Mo.; and seven grandchildren.
Memorial services were held Thursday, Feb. 19, at the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel in Stilwell with Bro. Wendel Ex officiating. Interment followed at Tacoma, Wash.

TAYLOR
Graveside services for Tempy Louise TAYLOR, 91, of Westville, were held Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Westville City Cemetery with Rev. Loren WELCH officiating. Interment was under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Westville.
She was born Aug. 6, 1906 in Tennessee to Walter F. and Lula C. SUMMERS. She died Friday, Feb. 20, at Westville Nursing Home. She was married to Samuel S. TAYLOR, Sr., who preceded her in death in 1969. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by a son, Samuel S. TAYLOR, Jr. There are no survivors.

COLLINS
Troy COLLINS, 85, of Buffalo Valley, Okla., was born April 10, 1912, at Gore, Okla., to James D. and Letha MEEKS COLLINS. He passed away Jan. 28, 1998, at McAlester Regional Medical Center, McAlester, Okla.
He had been a resident of the Buffalo Valley area for the past 15 years. He was a self-employed farmer/contractor until retirement in 1963. He was married to Bessie AUSTIN on June 18, 1937 at Miami, Okla. He was of the Pentecostal faith. His family was the love of his life. He was preceded in death by a son, Stanford Troy COLLINS, and a daughter, Betty Kay ROWLAND.
Survivors include: his wife, Bessie; two sons, John and James; a daughter, Letha; and a sister, Ruby, all of Okla.; 17 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

GUTHRIE
Wendell Eugene GUTHRIE, son of Vick GUTHRIE and Donabelle SMITH GUTHRIE, was born Feb. 22, 1941 in Prairie Grove, Ark., and departed this life at his home in Westville on Feb. 12, 1998 after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 56 years, 11 months and 30 days.
He and Beverly MULLIN were married on April 27, 1981. He was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church of Westville for many years.
Gene is survived by: his loving wife, Beverly of the home; his parents, Vick and Donnabelle of Okla.; two daughters, Belinda of Tennessee and Sherry of Okla.; two sons Ricky Gene and Jeff, both of Okla; one brother, Doyle of Okla; and six grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb. 15, at the Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Westville with Bro. Audie Vaughn and Bro. Terry Greene of Kansas City, No., officiating. Interment followed at the Westville City Cemetery.

HAYS
Memorial services for William P. HAYS were held Saturday, Feb. 21, 1998 at the Westville City Cemetery by friends.
He was born Feb. 11, 1929 in Westville, Okla., and departed this life on Dec. 14, 1997 in New York, N.Y. He was a graduate of the Uniersity of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothea of N.Y., special friends Greg and JoAnn of Okla., and a host of other friends and loved ones.
Mr. Hays' creamation remains were buried in the Westville City Cemetery, under the direction of Hart Funeral Home, Westville.

March 5, 1998

ZUMWALT
Mabel Catlin Zumwalt of Tecumseh, Okla., was born Nov. 12, 1906 in Pineville, Mo. to Bert and Meda STORY CATLIN, and passed away Feb. 28, 1998 at the age of 91.
Mabel's family moved to Vinita in 1909, where she was reared and graduated from high school. She has lived in Tecumseh since 1985. She married Virgil "Wade" Zumwalt in Vinita, Okla., in 1926. He preceded her in death in 1982. She and her husband worked in the grocery business for 30 years in Vinita. Together they published the Afton American for four years before publishing the Stilwell Democrat Journal for 25 years. Mable was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church of Vinita and the First United Methodist Church of Stilwell, Daughters of the American Revolution, and was a hospital volunteer in Stilwell.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; a daughter Patty Wade ZUMWALT in 1931; a brother Hugh CATLIN and two sisters, Lois WAUGH and Christine NORMAN.
She is survived by two sons, Robert and Jerry, both of Okla,; two sisters, Laura of Okla., and Bertie of Ill.; four grandchildren, Kurt, Kristin and Gretchen, all of Okla., and Robin of Ky.; four great-grandchildren, Patty, Phillip, Collin and Ben.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, March 4, at the Fairview Cemetery in Vinita with Will Busch of Trinity Baptist Church of Vinita officiating. Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh was in charge of arrangements.

NUTT
Funeral services for Thomas Grant "Simp" NUTT, 58, of Hulbert, were held Wednesday, March 4, in Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wilburn Redfearn officiating. Interment followed in Blue Springs Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah. Serving as pallbearers were: Sam ADAIR, Francis NEZ, Anthony TRIMBLE, Herbert DAVIS, Gary ALRED and Vince VESTAL. Honorary pallbearers were Dewayne FARMER and Bill BAILEY.
Tom was born Dec. 18, 1939 in Braggs, Okla., the son of the late Virgil Russell and Edna Mae REDFEARN NUTT, and died Monday, March 2, 1998 at his home in Hulbert, Okla. A lifetime resident of the area, Tom was a mechanic and truck builder with Crane Carrier and was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was married to Belinda Joyce CLEESEN on June 1, 1996 in Tahlequah, Okla.
He is survived by: his wife; three daughters, Linda, Rene and Peggy, and their mother, Joy, all of Okla.; three sisters, Deloris and Shirley, both of Okla., and Dorothy of Ark.; one brother Marvin of Utah; seven grandchildren, Melissa, Samantha, Cody, Wesley, Deena, Caitlin and Mitchell.

March 12, 1998

THOMPSON
Floyd Augusta THOMPSON, Jr., son of Floyd Augusta THOMPSON and Lillie ETHERIDGE THOMPSON, was born June 4. 1919 in Fairfield, Texas, and departed from this life to be with his Lord on March 5, 1998 at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, Ark., at the age of 78 years and 9 months.
Floyd served his first military enlistment in the U.S. Army. After being discharged, he joined the U.S. Navy, serving his country during World War 11. Floyd was married to Hazel HUNTER on Oct. 21, 1939 in San Antonio, Texas, and from this union were born three children: Darrell, Tommy and Michael.
He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by: his wife, Hazel of the home; three sons, Darrell of Texas, Tommy of Ill., and Michael of Ga.; 14 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 9, in the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tim Gyles of Evansville, Ark., officiating. Interment followed at the Stilwell Cemetery.

MORTON
Funeral services for Jencie FLANAGAN MORTON, 91, of Stilwell, were held Friday, March 7, at 2 p.m. at Hart Memorial Chapel with Rev. Roger Haney and Dr. R. Dwayne Conner officiating. Burial was at the Stilwell City Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home.
Jencie FLANAGAN MORTON was born to Daniel Milton FLANAGAN and Bertha Ellen SAYLOR on July 4, 1906, in Indian Territory, in what is now Sequoyah County. She married William Guy MORTON on July 5, 1923. He preceded her in death Oct. 3, 1966. She was also preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Dallas, Dean and Thel FLANAGAN; and a great-grandson, Alexander JASER.
She is survived by; two sons, Billy Lynn and Neil of Okla.; eight grandchildren: Lynda, Stephen, Patricia, Joyce, Camille and Nason, all of Okla., Stanley of Ark., and Shawna of New Mexico; and by 13 grandchildren: Cara, Mike, Daniel, Cate, Wade, Will, Emily, Karol and Nick of Okla., Holly and Nicole, both of Ark., and Jamil of New Mexico; and by one great-great-granddaughter, Brittany of Ark. She is also survived by one sister, Maud and one brother, Olen, both of Okla. At the time of her husband's death, they lived in Sallisaw, Okla. After his death she moved to Stilwell, Okla., where she lived until her death on March 4, 1998. She was a charter Foster Grandparent and worked with that program at Stilwell Schools, Maryetta Schools, Watts Schools, and Cave Springs Schools until her retirement. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

PERRIN
Jimmie Dean PERRIN, son of J.D. PERRIN and Jeffie Lee OLIVER PERRIN, was born Oct. 13, 1939 in Queen City, Texas, and departed this life to be with his Lord on March 7, 1998 in Grove, Okla., at the age of 59 years, 4 months and 21 days.
Jimmie served in the Air Force and was a self-employed property manager for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by: one son, Scott of Ill,; one daughter Stephanie of Fla.; two brothers, Jay of Okla., and David of La. Graveside funeral services were held Monday, March 9, at the Stilwell City Cemetery under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Stilwell.

BRIGGS
Newman Lee BRIGGS, son of John COOMBES and Mary Mae FOURKILLER COOMBES, was born Oct. 30, 1941 in Stilwell, Okla., and departed this life to be with his Lord after a lengthy illness at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith, Ark., on March 3, 1998 at the age of 56 years, 4 months and 2 days.
Newman is survived by: his parents, John and Mary COOMBES; two daughters Lisa and Laura, of Okla.; five grandchildren, Amanda, Amber, Jennifer, Kimberly and Brandon, all of Okla.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 7, 1998 in the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Darrell Lacie officiating. Interment followed at the Reese Cemetery.

March 15, 1998

CURTIS
Graveside services for Lerah G. CURTIS, 89, of Harrah were held March 13, at the New Hope Cemetery in Meeker, under the direction of Asa Smith Funeral Service in Harrah.
Miss CURTIS was born Oct. 17, 1908, in Sallisaw, to Felix Wade and Maude Alma (ADAIR) CURTIS. She died Tuesday March 10, 1998.
Survivors include one sister, Nola Mae; two nephews, Mark and Dick ; and one niece, Mary Jane.

March 19, 1998

MILLICAN
Ethel Bernita MILLICAN, daughter of William WHITMIRE and Mary Alice BROWN WHITMIRE, was born Dec. 18, 1925 in Westville, Okla., and departed this life into eternity at the age of 72 years, 2 months and 19 days. She was preceded in death by: her parents; first husband Burlan Gene BUTLER; and second husband Auzzie D. MILLICAN; two brothers, Hollis WHITMIRE and Jewel WHITMIRE.
She is survived by: two sons, Dale of Okla., and Larry of Ark.; three daughters, Karen of Ark., and Gail and Sandra, both of Okla.; one sister-in-law, Eva; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and three nieces.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 13, 1998 at the Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Westville with Brother Claude McGee officiating. Interment followed at the Old Green Cemetery.

CASEY
Karen Irene RUTHERFORD CASEY was born Dec. 12, 1959 to Paul J. RUTHERFORD and Helen Irene MATTOX RUTHERFORD. She passed away on Monday, March 9, 1998 in McAlester, Okla.
Karen was born and reared in Stilwell, Okla. She graduated from Stilwell High School in 1978. After graduation she attended Northeastern State University. On Sept. 8, 1979 she was married to Randall Blake CASEY of Pryor, Okla. Karen was preceded in death by: her mother Helen Irene MATTOX RUTHERFORD; her grandparents Wilburn E. and Pearl RUTHERFORD, and James R. and Katie K. MATTOX.
She is survived by her husband; her father; two brothers, Paul David and Bradley James, both of Okla. Funeral services were held Friday, March 13, at the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel in Stilwell with Brother Aaron Barton officiating. Interment followed at the Stilwell City Cemetery.

SCOTT
Lizzie PUMPKIN SCOTT, daughter of George PUMPKIN and Betsy ROSS, was born Jan. 9, 1927 in Welling, Okla., and departed from this life to be with her Lord after a lengthy illness March 9, 1998 at Westville Nursing Home at the age of 71 years and 2 months.
Lizzie was a charter member of the Fourkiller Baptist Church of Stilwell and was a very dedicated church member. Lizzie was married to Charley SCOTT, Sr. in 1946 and from this union eight children were born: Charley, Jr., Jimmie Joe, John, Shirley, Betty, Sharon, Marie and Lydia. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Charley, and two sons, Jimmie Joe and Charley, Jr.
She is survived by: one son, John of Okla., five daughters, Shirley, Sharon, Betty, Marie and Lydia, all of Okla.; one brother Waldo GRITTS of Calif.; and six grandchildren, Scottie, Charles, Tonya, Mathew, Crystal and Mary Lynn.
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 12, at the Fourkiller Baptist Church in Stilwell with Brother Raymopnd Glass officiating. Interment followed at the Tyler Springs Cemetery.

KESTER
Lonnie Leslie KESTER, son of W.I. KESTER and Bessie YARBOROUGH KESTER, was born Oct. 22, 1922 in Stilwell, Okla., and departed this life to be with his Lord on March 14, 1998 in Stilwell at the age of 74 years, 4 months and 19 days.
Lonnie was married to Vivian "Reecie" PATTERSON, June 12, 1948 in Auburn, Wash. From this union three children were born, Charles, Kenny and Jannet. Lonnie was an Army veteran of World War 11. He was proud to have served his country in time of need. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon. Lonnie was a deacon in the Bell Baptist Church for more than 44 years, and was a member of the First Baptist Church for the past year. He was preceded in death by: his parents; one brother, Floyd KESTER; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He is survived by; his wife; two sons, Charles and Kenny of Okla.; one daughter Jannet of Okla.; three brothers, Clarence of Okla., Cline of Texas, and J.C. of Mo.; four sisters, Juanita and Effie of Okla., Clara of Md., and Cecil of Mo.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 17, in the First Baptist Church with Bro. Roger Haney and Rev. Eugene Kester officiating. Interment followed in the Stilwell City Cemetery.

HERBER
Peggy J HERBER, daughter of Aaron S. WHITENER and Oleta Neff WHITENER, was born Sept. 22, 1934 and departed this life March 4, 1998 in Corpus Christi, Texas. She is survived by: her husband, Milton; two daughters, Leann and Robin, both of Texas; four grandchildren, Jason, Joshua, Dianna and Clayton all of Texas; her mother Oleta of Okla.; one brother Aaron of Texas; two sisters Janeth and Mildred, both of Texas; two uncles Dennis of Okla., and Jimmy of Calif.; three aunts, Novella and Daisy, both of Okla., and Simon of Okla.
She was buried at Seaside Memorial Park in Corpus Christi, Texas, near her father's grave.

March 26, 1998

PADGETT
Emma PADGETT, daughter of Abraham GUINN and Mary TAYLOR GUINN, was born July 29, 1908 in Stilwell, Okla., and departed this life to be with her Lord March 20, 1998 in Skiatook, Okla., at the age of 89 years, 7 months and 19 days.
Emma moved to Skiatook in 1997 to be near her daughter. She was a resident of the Skiatook Nursing Home. She was married to Perry PADGETT in 1945 and from this union were born two children - Jeanie and Jane. Mrs. PADGETT is preceded in death by: her parents; husband; daughter Jane STEPHENSON; two sisters, L.D. WILLIAMS and Carrie BLACKBIRD; and one infant brother Andy GUINN.
She is survived by: one daughter, Jeanie of Okla.; one brother Wayne of Calif.; two sisters, Leta May of Okla. and Geraldine of N.D.; three grandchildren, Michael, Ronald and Diane, all of Okla.; and one great-granddaughter, Kimberly of Okla.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 24, at the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel in Stilwell with Rev. Earl Dunson of Glenpool officiating. Interment was in the Stilwell City Cemetery.

April 2, 1998

FUSON
Myrtle FUSON, daughter of Fred Garland CHAFFIN and Orpha Ann BREEDEN CHAFFIN, was born March 14, 1921 in Jones, Okla., and departed from this life to be with her Lord on March 27, 1998 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Okla., at the age of 77 years and 12 days.
Myrtle was married to Homer FUSON March 6, 1937 and from this union were born seven children: Raymon, Ivan, Vernon, Larry, Marvin, Norman and Debra. Myrtle lived her entire life in the Adair County area. She was a faithful member of the Rocky Mountain Community Church. She loved the duties that followed her role as wife, mother, and grandma.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; two brothers, Clyde and Garland CHAFFIN; one sister, Mabel CASTEEL; and one infant sister. She is survived by: her husband Homer of the home; six sons, Raymon, Vernon, Larry, Norman, Ivan and Marvin, all of Okla.; one daughter, Debra of Okla.; one brother, Johnny of Ark.; 21 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 30, at the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel in Stilwell with Bro. Bill Roundtree officiating. Interment followed at the Bunch Cemetery.

SHADDOX
Funeral services for Peggy SHADDOX, 67, of Tahlequah, were held Saturday, March 28, in the Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. J.E. Cook and Rev. John Brill officiating. Interment followed in Stilwell City Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah. Serving as pallbearers were Tom Bullock, Luke Kelley, Bill Shores, Bob Rogers, George Fellers and Chuck Berry. Honorary pallbearers were deacons of Southside Baptist Church.
Peggy Pauline BREWER SHADDOX, daughter of W.W. "Hap" and Margie HARPER BREWER, was born Nov. 29, 1930 in Westville, Okla., and died Wednesday, March 25, 1998 at home in Tahlequah, Okla. Peggy grew up and attended school in Stilwell, Okla. She married Kenneth SHADDOX, January of 1949, in Eureka Springs, Ark. A homemaker, Peggy worked for several years at N.S.U Bookstore and was an active member of Southside Baptist Church of Tahlequah. Her parents and sister preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband, Kenneth of the home; one daughter, Margie of Alaska; one son Troy of Wash.; one brother, Jack of Texas; two grandchildren, Grace and Samuel, both of Wash.; and many, many friends and loved ones.

BROWN
Viola WOFFORD BROWN, daughter of Levi WOFFORD and Martha HAWK, was born July 7, 1932 in Stilwell, Okla., and departed this life to be with her Lord on March 26, 1998 at Memorial Hospital in Stilwell at the age of 65 years, 8 months and 18 days.
Viola was married to E.R. "Bill" Brown on Oct. 18, 1953 and from this union were born five children: Janice, Jerry, Vivian, Mike and Ginger.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Charley WOFFORD.
She is survived by: her husband; two sons, Jerry and Mike, both of Okla.; three daughters, Janice, Vivian and Ginger, all of Okla.; two sisters, Josephine and Flowell, both of Okla.; five brothers, Ralph, Jack, Levi, Thomas and Clayton, all of Okla.; nine grandchildren, Danya, Taryn, Justin, Gerri, Jennifer, Joseph, Kyle, Amanda and Finessa; two great-grandchildren, Jasmon and Kane; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 29, at the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel in Stilwell with D.J. McCarter and Norman West officiating. Interment followed at the Feathers Cemetery.

JOHNSON
Charlie Lee JOHNSON, Jr., son of Charlie JOHNSON and Geneva "Genny" STILL-JOHNSON, was born July 10, 1944 in Stilwell, Okla., and departed from this life into eternity March 29, 1998 at St. Edwards Hospital in Fort Smith, Ark., after a lengthy illness at the age of 53 years, 8 months and 18 days.
He was preceded in death by both parents, one sister and one son, Charles.
Charlie is survived by: one daughter, Tina, of Okla.; eight brothers, Henry, Sam, Kenny, Leonard, J.D and Denver, all of Okla., and Richard and Joseph, both of Ill.; two sisters, Mary Jane and Violet, both of Okla. Mr. JOHNSON is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 2, at 1 p.m. at the Cherry Tree Baptist Church with Brother Thomas Still officiating. A wake for Mr. JOHNSON will be held at the home on Wednesday evening. Burial will follow the service at Doublehead Cemetery under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Stilwell.

SANDERS
Funeral services for Edgarita Rae SANDERS, 53, of Tulsa, were held Thursday, March 26, at Hart Memorial Chapel with Rev. Kendall Nakedhead officiating. Burial was in the Reese Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Stilwell.
Mrs. SANDERS was born on May 26, 1944 in Tahlequah to James SANDERS and Lydia Ruth SNELL SANDERS. She died Monday, March 23, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She was married to Jack TIDWELL on Sept. 17, 1958 in Adair County.
She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter; a sister, Pauline MYERS; and a brother, Jimmie SANDERS.
Edgarita is survived by: Jack Tidwell of Okla.; Ralph of Okla; four daughters, JoAnn, Kay, Jeannie and Jennifer, all of Okla.; one stepdaughter, Loretta of Okla.; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandson; one sister, Sandra of Okla; and several nieces and nephews.

SWEPSTON
Mary Fern COOMBES SWEPSTON, daughter of Charles COOMBES and Ida E. DYER COOMBES, was born May 18, 1919 in Stilwell, Okla., and departed this life to be with her Lord on March 30, 1998 at Memorial Hospital in Stilwell, Okla., at the age of 78 years, 10 months and 11 days.
Mary was married to Glenn SWEPSTON and from this union were born seven children: Oscar, Sherman, Betty, Shirley, Patricia, Sally and Albert. Mary was the last charter member of the Baron Baptist Church, where she was a faithful member for many years. She was a homemaker and a foster mother to over 30 children during her lifetime.
She is preceded in death by: her parents; husband Glenn; one daughter, Sally; and one infant son, Albert Glenn SWEPSTON. Mary is also preceded in death by five sisters, Minnie ROBINSON, Iva HUMMINGBIRD, Nola ROBINSON, Ruth COOMBES and Alta ANDERSON; three brothers, Ellis COOMBES, Tom COOMBES and Pete COOMBES.
Mrs. SWEPSTON is survived by: two sons, Oscar "Butch" and Sherman, both of Okla.; three daughters, Betty, Shirley and Patricia, all of Okla.; two brothers, John and Sherman, both of Okla; 19 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 1, at 2 p.m. in the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed at the Terrell Cemetery.

April 9, 1998

FEATHER
Graveside services for Caroline Joyce FEATHER, 55, of Stilwell, were held Monday, April 6, at Feathers Cemetery in Stilwell with Rev. Johnson Vann officiating. Interment was under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Stilwell.
She was born on Sept. 13, 1942 in Minot, N.D., to Charles C. BELL and Marilyn B. HALLA BELL. She died Thursday, April 2, at Sparks Hospital in Ft. Smith, Ark. She was married to Woodrow FEATHER on Jan. 12, 1974 in Stilwell. She was a cosmetologist and was a Jehovah's Witness.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by: her husband, Woodrow of the home; two sons, Edward of Calif. and Tontee of Okla.; two daughters, Deborah of Calif., and Yvette of Okla.; 12 granddaughters and 6 grandsons; one sister, Linda of Ala.; a niece Diane of Calif.; and one nephew, Russell of Ark.; and other members of the FEATHER family of Stilwell and surrounding area.

COX
Funeral services for Juanita Faye JARVIS COX, 70, of Stilwell, were held Friday, April 3, at Hart Memorial Chapel with Rev. Berneil Rogers officiating. Interment was in the Tahlequah City Cemetery.
Juanita was born Nov. 24, 1927 in Tahlequah to Lee JARVIS and Ethel MOLLOY JARVIS. She died Tuesday, March 31, 1998 at her home in Stilwell.
She was married to Floyd John COX, Jr. on May 22, 1944 in Cherokee County, Okla. She was an employee of Parrott's Jewelry Store for 17 years and was also a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two grandchildren, John Wayne and Linda Rene.
She is survived by; her husband, Floyd of the home; one daughter, Linda Jo of Okla.; two sons Floyd Lee and Marty Ray both of Okla; one brother, Jim of Okla.; nine grandchildren, Robbie, Mandy, Karen, Katrina, Jessica, Christopher, Chad, Matt and Toby.

REED
Funeral services for Marcia Dee WALKER REED, 78, of Stilwell, were held Friday, April 3, at First Christian Church with Bro. Jack Steele and Bro. Larry Farthing officiating. Interment was in the Cox Cemetery in Morrow, Ark., under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Stilwell.
She was born Sept. 21, 1919 in Canehill, Ark., to Virgil Lee WALKER and Dessa FERGUSTON WALKER. She died Tuesday, March 31, at Memorial Hospital in Stilwell. She was a homemaker and a member of First Christian Church. She was married to Kay REED on May 26, 1940 in Canehill, Ark.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; one brother, Jack WALKER; four sisters, Reba DAVID, Buena Vee WALKER, Zula PITTS and Julia WALKER.
She is survived by: her husband; one daughter, Kaylene of Texas; one son, Gary of Mo.; six grandchildren, Tracy and Jason of Texas, Marcia, Jeff, Jeremy and Heather, all of Mo.; three great-grandchildren, Aaron, Hannah and Mary Kaylene; and two sisters, Ina of Okla., and Una Dell of Ark.

HAMILTON
Funeral services for Sally HAMILTON were held Saturday, April 4, at Proctor Community Church with Rev. Larry Kindle officiating. Interment followed in Proctor Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Westville. Serving as pallbearers were: Heath Hamilton, Lacy Lockwood, Sam Pharr, Juan Hamilton, Danny Kindle and Luke Pharr.
Sally HAMILTON, daughter of Robert Claude HAMILTON and Anice WEAVER HAMILTON, was born Oct. 21, 1915 in Proctor, Okla., and departed this life April 1, 1998 in Westville, Okla., at the age of 82 years, 5 months and 11 days.
Sally was married to Willard P. ROWE and raised his four children: three daughters, Marjorie, Jeannette and Wilma, and a son Willard. Sally was later married to Sam MCKINNEY. They made their home in Pawhuska, Okla., moving to Westville after retirement. Sally gave her life to Jesus Christ one night, several years ago, while in her home in Westville.
Preceding her in death are: her parents; three brothers, Clem, Cecil "Bill" and Clyde HAMILTON; two stepdaughters, Marjorie BRADLEY and Wilma MORRIS and one stepson, Willard "Bunny" ROWE.
Survivors include: one very special great-niece, Heather; one sister, Carrie of Okla.; three sisters-in-law, Mae, Ruby and Maxine, all of Okla; one stepdaughter, Jeanette of Calif.; and numerous nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.

HAMILTON
Funeral services for William Lloyd HAMPTON, 79, of Watts, were held Monday, March 30, at Chewey Church with Rev. Ronnie Baker and Rev. Harry Gibson officiating. Interment followed in New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Westville. Serving as pallbearers were: Gene Bird, Wesley Bird, Don Crittenden, Jimmy White, Darryl Mullin and David Sands.
Honorary pallbearers were: Bill Fain, Billy Hilderbrand, Bud Cox, Harold Cleveland and John Snail.
William Lloyd HAMPTON, son of Bill and Della KIRK HAMPTON, was born Dec. 5, 1918 in Chewey, Okla., and died March 27, 1998 at his home in Watts, Okla. On Jan. 16, 1940 he and Marvie HOLLAND were married in Stilwell, Okla. Lloyd was a farmer and rancher and a member of Chewey Church.
His parent, three brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.
Survivors include: his wife, Marvie of the home; two daughters, Joyce and Gail, both of Okla.; two sons, Gary and David, both of Okla.; one brother, Willard of Wash.; one sister, Eula of Okla.; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of friends and loved ones.

WOLFE
Funeral services for John H. WOLFE, 91, of Proctor, were held April 2 at the Proctor Community Church with Rev. Audie Vaughn and E.C. "Shorty" Doyle officiating. Interment was in the Proctor Cemetery under the direction of Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Tahlequah. Pallbearers were Kevin Ryan, Tommy Mullin, Bob Skaggs, Dub Craig, Darrell Cates and Haskell Kindle. Honorary pallbearers were Steve Wolfe and Jim Trickett.
Mr. WOLFE was born September 16, 1906 in Proctor, Indian Territory, the son of Thomas and Susie FOREMAN WOLFE, and he died March 30, 1998 in Tahlequah. Mr. WOLFE attended Proctor schools and then Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas, John married Leeo RYAN on November 21, 1933 in Stilwell.
He was a rancher and carpenter and helped in the construction of many facilities at N.S.U, including Gable Field. He also helped in the construction of the First National Bank, Talahoma Lodge, and various other structures. He was a member of the Carpenters Union, Local #1072. He was of the Baptist faith.
Mr. WOLFE was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Leeo, of the home; one daughter Reba, of Okla.; one son Mike, of Kansas; four grandchildren, Jimmy, of Okla., Terri Lynn of Fla., Karen of N.H., and Steven of Kansas; one sister, Thelma of Okla.; two nieces, Eldee and Noretta, both of Okla.; five great-grandchildren; and many other relatives, as well as a host of friends and loved ones.

April 16, 1998

HOGSHOOTER
Daylin Wayne HOGSHOOTER, son of Darrel HOGSHOOTER and Donna CRISP, was born November 12, 1977 in Tahlequah, Okla., and departed this life into eternity on April 9, 1998 at Memorial Hospital in Siloam Springs, Ark., after a lengthy illness at the age of 20 years, 4 months and 27 days.
Daylin is a 1996 graduate of Watts High School. Mr. HOGSHOOTER is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Jess and Gladys HOGSHOOTER, and maternal grandfather, Lester CRISP.
He is survived by : his parents, Darrel and Donna of the home; one brother, Marvin of Texas; four sisters, Sandra, Katherine and Sherry, of Okla., and Dianna of Texas; maternal grandmother, Lavern of Okla.; 15 nieces and nephews, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, other reltives and friends.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 13, at the Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Westville with Brother Claude McGee officiating. Interment was at the Bell Cemetery in Watts.

BEARPAW
Funeral services for David "Dave" Wilson BEARPAW, 59 year old Weatherford, Okla., resident, were held Thursday, April 9, 1998 at the Calvary Bible Baptist Church in Weatherford with Mike Elder and Rev. Wilbur Cook officiating. Interment followed in the Greenwood Cemetery in Weatherford under the direction of Lockstone Funeral Home of Weatherford.
Dave was born April 18, 1938 in Stilwell, Okla., to John and Genora SANDERS BEARPAW, and died Monday, April 6, 1998 in Hinton, Okla. He was reared and attended schools in Stilwell. On Dec. 23, 1992, Dave married Patricia HALL in Ft. Smith, Ark. They made their home in Weatherford, Okla. Dave enjoyed music and was a champion fiddle player. He attended Calvary Bible Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation.
Dave is survived by: his wife, Patricia of the home; inlaws, Daisy and Leonard of Okla.; one daughter, Jeanie of Okla.; four stepchildren, Misty, Tammy, Monte and Marcus, all of Okla.; one brother, Joe of Mo.; and six grandchildren Ashlyne, Pete, Crystal, Larissa, Amanda and Justin; and many, many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Christine BEARPAW MYRICK.

CHRISTIE
Betty Lou CHRISTIE was born Jan. 15, 1926 in Flute Springs to John FLUTE, Jr. and Molly MUSH CATRON, and departed this life on Thursday, April 9, 1998 in a Fort Smith hospital at the age of 72. She married Isaac CHRISTIE in 1946, and was a retired cook for Dwight Mission and Marble City Schools.
She was preceded in death by: one son, John CHRISTIE; one brother Homer FLUTE; and one great-granddaughter, Madison Daystarr BALDRIDGE.
She is survived by: her husband Isaac of the home; three sons, Monroe and Billy, both of the home, and Woodrow of Okla.; one daughter, Carolyn of Okla.; one sister, Sarah of Okla.; three brothers, Charlie, Thomas and Johnny Mack, all of Okla.; 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Monday, April 13, at the Marble City School Gymnasium, with LeRoy Reed officiating. Interment followed at Flute Springs Cemetery under the direction of Wheeler Funeral Home.

MCLEMORE
Fannie MCLEMORE, daughter of Lewis ADAIR and Nellie BLACKBIRD, was born July 20, 1914 in Stilwell, Okla., and departed from this life April 7, 1998 at Memorial Hospital in Stilwell at the age of 83 years, 8 months and 17 days.
Fannie was married to Wilson MCLEMORE, and from this union was born one son, Tommy. She was preceded in death by: both parents; her husband; two brothers, Lewis and Levi ADAIR; and three sisters Betsy FARMER, Lucy SWIMMER and Susie WHITE.
She is survived by; one son, Tommy of Okla.; one step daughter, Nancy of Kansas; one brother Lincoln of Okla.; one sister Louise of Okla.; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many, many friends.
Funeral services were held Friday, April 10, at the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Billy Craig and Bro. John Blackwood officiating. Interment followed at the Mulberry Tree Cemetery.

SIMPSON
Funeral services for Pearl HART SIMPSON, 95, of Westville, were held Tuesday, April 14, in Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Munson officiating. Interment followed in Westville City Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Brian Mackey, Ryan Cooper, J.B. Hart, Kelly Cooper, Robert Hart, Ken Cooper, Merle Jones and Sam Hart.
Pearl was born July 12, 1902 in Asher, Ark., the daughter of the late William Grant and Sarah Ellen FERGUSON THOMAS, and died Saturday, April 11, 1998 in Inola, Okla. Pearl was married to Benjamin Robert HART on July 19, 1920 in Prairie Grove, Ark., and he preceded her in death in 1951. She was later married to Alfred SIMPSON for 13 years before his death in 1969. A lifelong resident of the Westville area, Pearl worked for the Roberts and Hart Funeral Homes in Adair County for many years and was the first L.P.N at Westville Nursing Home. She was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church of Westville. Preceding her in death were: two sons, Loran HART and Harold Ray HART; daughter-in-law Letha HART; three brothers and two sisters.
Survivors include: one son, LeRoy of Calif.; daughters-in-law Doris of Ore. and Janice Sue of Fla.; three sisters, Opal, Hazel and Merle, all of Ark.; ten grandchildren, Ann, Jim, Marquita Sue, Ron, Jerry, Brenda, Karen, Barbara, Sam and Kathleen; 17 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends and other relatives.

STEALER
Samantha STEALER, daughter of Mack BIRD and Rachel SADDLEBLANKET, was born Nov. 26, 1911 in Delaware County, Okla., and departed from this life on Monday, April 6, 1998 at a Fort Smith hospital at the age of 86.
Samantha was a homemaker and lived in Bunch, Okla., and was president of the Marble City School Board in 1953. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Daws STEALER.
She is survived by: five daughters, Ruby, Wanda, Galelia, Irene and Allene, all of Okla.; three sons, George and Mack of Okla., and Raymond of Wis.; 26 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Services were held Thursday, April 9, at the Marble City School Gymnasium, with interment following at Flute Springs Cemetery. LeRoy Reid and Charlie Shell officiated. Wheeler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers included Johnny Mack Flute, Marlin Flute, Sonny Crawford, Ben Bush, Mark Copeland and Steven Locust.

April 23, 1998

COLLINS
Charley Joe COLLINS was born March 11, 1931 in Oktaka, Okla., to William Oadis COLLINS and Alta Agnes SCISM COLLINS. He died at his home on Saturday, April 18, 1998.
He had accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior on Dec. 4, 1993 in he home in Tulsa, Okla. He was an active member of Liberty Fellowship in Tulsa.
Funeral services for Charley Joe COLLINS were held Tuesday, April 21, at Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Chapel in Stilwell with Rev. Jack Richey, Rev. Joe Edmonson, and Rev. Charles Richey officiating. Interment was in the Stilwell City Cemetery.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, William Lee COLLINS, who was killed in action in the Korean Conflict in July 1950, George Junior COLLINS and Dee Witt COLLINS.
He is survived by: his wife, Anna Bell of the home; son, William of Okla.; daughter, Sherry of Okla.; four granddaughters, LuCretia Diane, Jennifer Lynn, Tambra Lannette and Amanda Leigh, all of Okla.; and five step grandchildren. He is also survived by his Mary Wanda of Okla.; three brothers, Archie, Jimmie Leon and Donald Oadis, all of Okla.; and numerous nephews, nieces aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends

STEPHENS
George Washington STEPHENS, son of Jasper Robert STEPHENS and Parlee COMPTON STEPHENS, was born july 12, 1910 in Marshall, Ark., and departed this life to be with his Lord on April 13, 1998 at the V.A. Center in Fayetteville, Ark. at the age of 88 years, 8 months and 30 days.
George was married to Nomi TURNEY on Oct. 23, 1942 in Georgia, and from this union were born three children; Gerald, Carol and Deloris. He was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; wife Nomi; three brothers and one sister.
He is survived by: one son, Gerald of Okla.; two daughters, Carol and Deloris, both of Okla.; three grandsons, Harvey of Ark., and Philip and David, both of Okla.; two granddaughters, Malisa and Penny, both of Okla; four great-granddaughters, one great-grandson; and many other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held Thursday, April 16, at the Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Westville with Bro. Ronnie Bradshaw officiating. Interment followed at the Westville City Cemetery.

VAUGHN
Tommy Dale VAUGHN of Proctor, Okla., a Vietnam veteran, died early Friday morning, April 17, 1996 at 12:55 a.m. in a traffic accident near his home. Tommy Dale was 48 years of age at the time of his death.
He was born on March 22, 1950 in Stilwell, Okla., the son of Tommy and Henrietta GRIGSBY VAUGHN. Tommy Dale was of the Christian faith.
Preceding him in death was his mother Henrietta; stepmother, Joyce; stepbrother John CLARK; maternal grandparents Henry and Laura Bell KNIGHT GRIGSBY; and his paternal grandparents, John and Edna BROCK VAUGHN.
He is survived by: his wife Ouita of the home; two sons, Jeffrey Allen of Okla., and Jonathan of Wash.; one grandson, Tony of Okla.; two stepsons, Justin and Bryan of Okla; three sisters, Margie Ann, Laura and June, all of Okla.; one brother, Darrel of Okla; and one stepsister, Jo Ann of Miss. He is also survived by: seven nephews, Phillip, Clayton, George, William, Tim, Brad and Brian, all of Okla.; five nieces, Shawnda, Lacy Jo, Angie, Amanda and Mandy, all of Okla.; many aunts, uncles, a host of cousins, other family members and friend.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 20, at the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel in Stilwell with Brother Audie Vaughn and Brother Darrell Lacie officiating. Interment followed at the Stilwell City Cemetery.

April 30, 1998

DAVIS
Funeral services for Earl L. DAVIS, 78, of Stilwell, were held Friday, April 24, at Hart Memorial Chapel with Rev. W.O. Hatley officiating. Interment was in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Earl was born on Aug. 30, 1919 in Limon, Colo., to Earnest DAVIS and Mary PURSOR DAVIS. He died Wednesday, April 22, at Memorial Hospital in Stilwell.
He was a retired farmer and rancher and was a Protestant. He served in the U.S. Army during World War 11.
He was married to Amy Alene CENTER, who preceded him in death in December 1964. He was married to Jewel Mae GLENN on May 12, 1970 in Tahlequah. She preceded him in death on July 16, 1994.
He was also preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Howard, Leonard and Roy DAVIS, and one sister Luella DAVIS.
He is survived by: one son, Willard; one daughter, Barbara; three grandsons, Jeff, Brent and Eli; one granddaughter, Shelly; one great-granddaughter Jill; one brother Richard, all of Okla.; one sister Anges of Wash.; several nieces and nephews, and other relatives.

MCCALEB
Elizabeth MCCALEB, 102, Joplin Mo., (formerly of Stilwell), died at 12:06 a.m. Monday, March 30, 1998 at St. John's Regional Medical Center after an illness.
Mrs. MCCALEB was born March 22, 1896 at Mexico, Mo. She lived most of her life in Joplin. She graduated from State Teachers College, Tahlequah, Okla., and had taught school in Stilwell. She had worked at Freeman Hospital in Joplin. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Joplin.
Survivors include: one son, Kenneth of Ala.; one daughter Betty of Mo., one grandchild and three great-grandchildren. Services were held at Mason-Woodard Mortuary with the Rev. William Christman officiating. Interment was in Forest Park Cemetery.

CAMPBELL
Funeral services for John R. CAMPBELL of Tahlequah were held Tuesday, April 28, 1998 at the Green Country Funeral Home in Tahlequah. Officiating was Rev. Samson Leach of Cedar Grove Church. Pallbearers were Donald Ray Bolin, Johnny Bolin, Ronnie Bolin, Eli Sequichie, Dave Holmes, and Richard Holmes. Honorary pallbearers were Andrew Pritchett, David Bolin, John Stay-At-Home, Leroy Grayson and Virgil Holmes. Interment followed at Barber Cemetery.
John R. was born in Tahlequah, Okla., on Feb. 4, 1941 and went to be with the Lord on April 22, 1998 after reaching the age of 57 years, two months and 18 days.
John was preceded in death by his father, Andy CAMPBELL, and his mother Lila Stay-At-Home BOLIN.
He is survived by: six brothers, Martin, Eddy, George, Dave, Bill and Willy; two half-sisters, Anna Marie and Fanny May; a companion of 17 years, Helen of Idaho; his daughter Rachel of Okla., and a son Darrell of Okla.

KELLY
Funeral services for Mary Gayle KELLY, 54, of Cookson, were held Friday, April 24, 1998 at the Cookson Methodist Church with Rev. Don Richardson officiating. Interment followed in the Cookson-Proctor Cemetery under the direction of Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Tahlequah. Pallbearers were Monty Barrett, Tom Quinn, Jerrell Gray, Charles Perry, Bruce Singleton, and Merrell Brumbaugh. Honorary pallbearers were Sen. Jim Inhofe, Dr. Guy Baldwin, Dr. Henry Hartsell, Dr. Kenneth Wiggins, Col. William R. Pogue, and Charles Harris.
Mary KELLY was born Dec. 23, 1943 in Altus, Okla., the daughter of J.T. and Oleth RUDD KELLY, and she died April 21, 1998 in Muskogee, Okla. Mary KELLY graduated from high school in Dallas and from Baylor University. She taught high school in Louisville, Ky., and in Virginia Beach, Va. Mary married Joe CUNNINGHAM on July 4, 1988 in Gore, Okla.
Ms. Kelly was preceded in death by her father.
Survivors include her husband Joe of the home; one daughter, Briana of Ky.; one brother, Joe of Okla.; one sister Betty of Ark.; her mother, Oletha of Texas.

WINKLER
Randle WINKLER, son of Marion WINKLER and Velma TALUM, was born March 30, 1940 in Stilwell, Okl., and departed this life into eternity on April 23, 1998 at Memorial Hospital in Stilwell at the age of 58 years and 30 days.
He was preceded in death by both parents and his grandparents.
He is survived by: three brothers, Lonnie James, Larry Dale and Marion of Okla.; two sisters, Elsie and Carline of Okla.; many nieces, nephews, othe relatives and many friends.
Graveside funeral services were held Monday, April 27, at the Terrell Cemetery in Stilwell under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home.

May 7, 1998

GLASS
Andrew Jackson GLASS, son of Henry Sutt GLASS and Esther PETTIT GLASS, was born Oct. 1, 1929 in Bunch, Okla., and departed this life into eternity on April 28, 1998 at Sequoyah Memorial Hospital in Sallisaw, Okla., at the age of 68 years, 6 months and 26 days.
He was preceded in death by both parents; two sisters, Lisa HALLMARK and Lucy JOHNSON; and two brothers, Isaac GLASS and Rainwater GLASS.
He is survived by: one brother, Henry of Okla.; two sisters, Edith and Elsie of Okla., and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many, many friends.
Funeral services were held Thursday, April 30, at the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel in Stilwell with Rev. Ted Qualls and Rev. Larry Pritchett officiating. Interment followed at the Flute Springs Cemetery near Marble City.

PATRICK
Services for Sarah Beatrice HAMLIN PATRICK, 91, were held Monday, May 4, at Hart Memorial Chapel with Rev. Noble Casey officiating. Interment was in the Bunch Cemetery. Sarah was born Aug. 13, 1906 in Middlesboro, Ky., to George Washington HAMLIN and Sarah POWERS HAMLIN. She died Thursday, April 30, at her home in Stilwell.
She was a retired storekeeper, cattlewoman and homemaker. She was married to Orville PATRICK on April 29, 1928 in Molloy Hollow. He preceded her in death on Dec. 12, 1990.
She was also preceded in death by: her parents; five brothers, David, Oscar, James Blaine, Lawrence Rab and Charley HAMLIN; and four sisters, Cordia DELOZIER, Linda BRUNER, Ethel HAMLIN and Lillian CUNNINGHAM. She was a member of the Bunch Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years.
Sarah is survived by: two daughters, Patricia and Elena, both of Kansas; one son, Don of Okla; five granddaughters and five great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

May 14, 1998

SMITH
Graveside services for William "Bill" Thomas SMITH, 60, of Cincinnati, Ark., were held Wednesday, May 6, at Old Union Cemetery in Cincinnati, with Rev. Paul Young officiating. Interment was under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Westville.
Bill was born April 2, 1938 in Cincinnati, Ark., to Joe Harrell SMITH and Katherine Ruth MAY SMITH. He died Monday, May 4, 1998 at his home in Cincinnati. He served in the U.S. Air Force.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one aunt, Ellen, and two sisters, Nellie MANKINS and Betty Jo.
He is survived by: three brothers, Delmer and Roy, and Pat; three sisters, Margaret, Shirley and Mary Sue

MAHAN
Private family services were held Monday, May 11, at Stilwell City Cemetery for Lois Elizabeth CUNNINGHAM MAHAN, 89, of Stilwell. Arrangements were under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Stilwell.
She was born June 21, 1908 in Ontario, Calif., to John CUNNINGHAM and Christina I. WEIBERG CUNNINGHAM. She died Wednesday, May 6, at St. Edward's Mercy Medical Center in Ft. Smith, Ark. She was a music teacher and concert pianist and was an Episcopalian. She was married to Frank W. MAHAN on Oct. 11, 1937 in Las Vegas, Nev. He preceded her in death in 1958.
She was also preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by: one daughter, Mary; four grandsons; two granddaughters; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

SIMERLY
Jackie Duane SIMERLY, son of Lee SIMERLY and Esther SHIELDS SIMERLY, was born Aug. 28, 1933 in Maryville, Tenn., and passed from this life on May 6, 1998 at his home in Westville, Okla., at the age of 64 years, 8 months and 6 days.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee and Esther SIMERLY, and one son, William Lee SIMERLY.
He is survived by: his wife, Jaynie ; two daughters, Susie and Mary Margaret; two sons Lee and Dale ; one brother Jim ; five grandchildren;
Graveside services were held Monday, May 11, at the Simerly Family Cemetery located at the family home in Westville, Okla., under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Westville.

STUNKARD
Lawrence C. STUNKARD, son of Charles STUNKARD and Mary GIBBENS STUNKARD, was born March 1, 1914 in Tulsa, Okla., and departed this life to be with his Lord on May 6, 1998 at Memorial Hospital in Stilwell, Okla., at the age of 84 years, 2 months and 5 days.
Lawrence was married to Eva TAPP on May 26, 1935 and from this union were born five children -- Beverly, Linda Sue, Randall, Larry and Noretta. The family moved from Tulsa in 1961. He was a 50 year Master Mason and a member of the Whitmire Community Church.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; wife Eva; one sister, Dorothy STUNKARD; one brother, Harold STUNKARD; two children, Larry and Noretta STUNKARD; and two grandsons, Rodney FRENCH and William Allen STUNKARD.
He is survived by: two daughters, Beverly Jean and Linda Sue; one son, Randal Craig; one brother, LeeRoy; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-granchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 8, in the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Darrell Lacie and Bro. Audie Vaughn officiating. Interment followed at the Stilwell City Cemetery.

MILLER
Funeral services for Marguerite Kate MILLER, 75 of Stilwell, were held Thursday, May 7, at Floral Haven Chapel in Broken Arrow with Rev. James Hudspeth officiating. Interment was in the Floral Haven Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Stilwell.
Marguerite was born March 26, 1923 in Claremore, Okla., to Daniel Earl SMITH and Ollie Kate OUTLAW SMITH. She died Monday, May 4, 1998, at her home in Stilwell. She was married to Charles H. MILLER on Aug. 15, 1941 in Tulsa. She was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers.
She is survived by: her husband, Charles of the home; three sons, Charles, Larry and Jimmy; one daughter, Judy; three sisters, Imogene, Earlene and Bobbie; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren;

EDEN
William Lee EDEN, son of Virgil William EDEN and Dora Irene MATTERSON EDEN, was born Oct. 19, 1932 in Jefferson County, Colo., and departed this life into eternity on May 10, 1998 at Memorial Hospital in Stilwell, Okla., at the age of 65 years, 6 months and 21 days. He later met Julia WYATT and her children and the families were joined together on Oct. 10, 1978 in Wichita, Kansas.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Floyd.
He is survived by: wife Julia; three sons, Rick and James and Theadore; four daughters, Mary Beth, Dianna, Lydia and Shelly; one brother, Clarence; one sister, Velda; 20 grandchildren;
Graveside services were to be held Wednesday, May 13, at 2 p.m. at the Westville City Cemetery with Bro. Audie Vaughn officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Westville.

ADDINGTON
Opal May ADDINGTON, daughter of Arthur SANGER and Annie WOODS, was born Nov. 15, 1915 in Stilwell, Okla., and departed this life to be with her Lord on May 6, 1998 in Borger, Texas, at the age of 82 years, 5 months and 21 days.
Opal married J.M. "Jenks" ADDINGTON on Dec. 7, 1933 in Stilwell, Okla., and from this union were born four children: Joe, Don, Ina and Jackie.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband J.M. on June 26, 1969; one sister, Mary MILLER; and two brothers, Hugh and Lee SAGER.
She is survived by: two sons, Joe and Don; two daughters, Ina and Jackie Sue; two sisters, Dorothy and Vera ; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 9, in the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel in Stilwell with Bro. Lester Wilhite of Westville officiating. Interment followed in the Downing Cemetery in Baron.

May 21, 1998

NOLAN
Atha Christine NOLAN, daughter of Harve MALOY and Jessie FOSTER MALOY, was born April 23, 1931 in Bunch, Okla., and departed this life into eternity on May 11, 1998 at her home in San Antonio, Texas, at the age of 67 years and 18 days. Christine was married to Dean NOLAN on Oct. 14, 1949. She was preceded in death by both parents, one brother, Herbert MALOY, and one sister, Grace ROASTINGEAR.
She is survived by: husband Dean of the home; three sisters, Gladys and Dora and Ruth.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 18, in the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel in Stilwell with Bro. Allen Nolan of Tahlequah officiating. Interment followed at Bunch Cemetery.

CHUCULATE
Daisy Mae CHUCULATE was born in Adair County, May 26, 1923 to George JOHNSON and Mary ROGERS JOHNSON, and departed this life on May 10, 1998 in Ft. Smith, Ark., at the age of 74.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Mary JOHNSON, a brother, Earl JOHNSON, and a son-in-law, George LOCUST.
She is survived by: her husband, Watt; five daughters, Ruby, Carolyn, Lucy, Nellie and Lummy; one son Watie; four stepchildren, Jerry, Robert, John and Ada; two sisters, Annie and Lorene; 17 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren;
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 13, at the Marble City Gym at Marble City School with Rev. Clifton Pettit and Rev. Tom Hawkins officiating. Interment followed in Flute Springs Cemetery north of Marble City.
Pallbearers were John Bolin, Larry Couch, Amos Morgan, Stan and Johnny Philpot and Mack Brewer.

MAURER
Funeral services for Esther Edith MAURER, 72, were held Tuesday, May 19, in Hart Funeral Chapel with Rev. Claude McGee officiating. Interment was held Wednesday, May 20, in Evergreen Cemetery in Red Oak, Iowa. Mrs. MAURER was born Aug. 24, 1925 in Lutherville, Ark., the daughter of the late Henry G. and Meta FRICKE LENHARDT, and departed this life Saturday, May 16, 1998 in Siloam Springs, Ark. She was married to Robert G. MAURER, March 4, 1944 in Lamar, Ark. Mr. MAURER preceded her in death, as did her parents, three sisters and two brothers.
She is survived by: three daughters, Kathryn , Bobbye , and Lynn ; three brothers Henry, Clarence and Herman; five sisters, Lillian , Norma, Melba, Ruth , and Carole ; 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren,
Serving as honorary pallbearers were Robert Hall, Raymond Hall, Lonnie King, Brent Graham, Brad Graham, Bret Rector and Bill Schultz.

WILLIAMS
Haskell J. WILLIAMS, son of Andrew WILLIAMS and Lula WORLEY WILLIAMS, was born Oct. 19, 1915 in Arkadelphia, Ark., and departed this life to be with his Lord on May 10, 1998 at his home in Stilwell at the age of 82 years, 6 months and 20 days. Haskell married Irene MCCULLY on July 29, 1939 in Fayetteville, Ark. He was a member of the Hungry Mountain Church in Stilwell. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and two sisters.
He is survived by: his wife, Irene; four sons, Haskell, Harold and Harley and Harvey ; three daughters, Juna and Rena, and Glenda ; 21 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren;
Graveside funeral services were held Tuesday, May 12, at the Stilwell City Cemetery with Bro. Bill Roundtree and Bro. Thomas Still officiating. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Stilwell.

REESE
Funeral services for Mary Gladys REESE, 91, were held Saturday, May 16, in Hart Funeral Chapel with Rev. Larry Stoops officiating. Interment followed in Westville City Cemetery.
Mrs. REESE was born Dec. 14, 1906 in Dutch Mills, Ark., the daughter of the late Ulysses Grant HARGROVE, Sr. and Florence Amanda SNODGRASS HARGROVE, and departed this life Tuesday, May 12, 1998 in Tahlequah, Okla. A 30-year resident of the Westville area, Mrs. REESE was a homemaker, married to James Cyrus REESE, who preceded her in death. A grandson, Danny Lee REESE, four sisters and four brothers also preceded her.
She is survived by: two sons, Vernon and James; a sister Mabel; two grandson; six great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren;
Serving as pallbearers were John Haeberle, Joe Wilhite, Buddy Hammer, David Brown, Vol David Woods and Dan Hembree.

LEE
Sylvia LEE, 74, of Fayetteville, Ark., died May 10, 1998 at Washington Regional Hospital at Fayetteville. She was born Dec. 15, 1923 at Blue Eye, Mo., the daughter of Ralph and Minnie CARLTON PROCTOR.
She was a homemaker and was preceded in death by two husbands, Chester STEWART and Gordon LEE, and one sister, Mrs. Lena SISK.
Survivors include; one son, Everette; two daughters, Ethel and Phyllis ; three brothers, Junior, Earl and Rufus; three sisters, Ruby and Meta and Louella ; and five grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 13, at the Swain Church with Bobby Young officiating. Interment was in the Swain Cemetery under the direction of Brashears Funeral Home in Huntsville, Ark.
Pallbearers were Ray Proctor, Gary Proctor, Donald Kirk, Mike Kirk, Melton Lee, Newman and Eric Proctor. Honorary pallbearer was Billy Lee.

PIPPIN
Willis Logan PIPPIN, son of Wilson Lee PIPPIN and Toona Alice CARTER PIPPIN, was born Jan. 3, 1942 in Keys, Okla., and departed this life on May 14, 1998 at his home at the age of 56 years, 4 months and 9 days.
Willis married Joanne MARSHALL on July 19, 1962 in Stilwell, Okla., and from this union were born two daughters --Christinia and Dusty.
He was preceded in death by both parents.
He is survived by: wife Joanne; two daughters, Christinia and Dusty; two brothers, Wilson and Ralph; one sister, Frances.
Graveside funeral services were held Saturday, May 16, at the Tahlequah City Cemetery with Rev. Frank Houston officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Stilwell.

May 25, 1998

SANDERS
Sherman Leroy SANDERS, son of William SANDERS and Ada KNIGHT SANDERS, was born Aug. 23, 1925 in Christie, Okla., and departed this life into eternity on May 20, 1998 at Memorial Hospital in Stilwell, Okla., at the age of 72 years, 8 months and 27 days.
Sherman was married to Betty CARTER on Feb. 23, 1946, and from this union was born one child, Jim. He was preceded in death by his mother, Ada, and son, Jim.
He is survived by: his wife Betty; his father, Bill; two grandsons, Michael and Mark; one brother, W.R.; one sister, Alline; two great-granddaughters, Ashley and Brittany, all of Okla.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 23, in the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed in the Stilwell City Cemetery under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Stilwell.

May 28, 1998

GIRDNER
Dora "Dode" GIRDNER, daughter of Harve MALOY and Jessie FOSTER MALOY, was born Dec. 22, 1919 in Bunch, Okla., and departed this life into eternity on May 18, 1998 at her home in Stilwell at the age of 78 years, 4 months and 25 days after a lengthy illness.
Dora was married to Barney GIRDNER, and from this union five children were born: Barney Jr., Ruth Ann, Joy Brian, Iva and Jessie. She and Barney owned and operated a country store in Bunch for more than 37 years.
She was preceded in death by: both parents; her husband Barney in 1976; one brother, Herbert MALOY; and two sisters, Grace ROASTINGEAR and Christine NOLAN.
She is survived by: one son, Barney Jr.; four daughters, Ruth Ann, Joy, and Iva of Okla. and Jessie of Ark.; two sisters Ruth of Okla. and Gladys of N.M.; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

FOSTER
Eva Lillie FOSTER, daughter of William M. ISAACS and Ruthie Jane CREEKMORE ISAACS, was born Dec. 23, 1902 in Crawford County, Ark. and departed this life to be with her Lord at Memorial Hospital in Stilwell, Okla., at the age of 95 years, 4 months and 27 days.
Eva was married to John James FOSTER on Nov. 4, 1927, and from this union three children were born; Vernie, William and Golda.
She was preceded in death by both parents, Rev. William "Bill" ISAACS and Mrs. Ruthie Jane CREEKMORE ISAACS; five brothers, Matthew, Alva, Jessie, Leonard and Everett; three sisters, Betty, Alta and LaVaughn; and by her husband, John James FOSTER.
She is survived by: two daughters, Vernie and Golda both of Okla.; one son, William of Okla; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 23, at the Central Baptist Church in Stilwell with Bro. Larry Swafford officiating. Interment followed at the Chalk Bluff Cemetery under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Stilwell.

GLASS
Gregg GLASS, 45 Tahlequah, was born in Tahlequah, Okla., on June 4, 1952 and died in Keys, Okla., on May 20, 1998. He was the son of the late William GLASS and Jean GLASS of Rose, Okla. Being the son of a Bureau of Indian Affairs educator, Gregg grew up in the southwest in various towns on the Navajo Reservation. Gregg was of the Baptist faith and an active member of the Baptist Church.
Gregg was preceded in death by his father, William GLASS Sr.
He is survived by: his wife Imogene; two daughters, Feather and Annette; two stepsons, Jason and Joshua; a brother Bill; and a sister Geri, all of Okla.
Funeral services for Gregg were held Tuesday, May 26, in the Green Country Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating was Bro. Frank Houston and Utah Humphrey. Pallbearers were Richard HANSON, Arland HANSON, Ronnie CROW, Charley

BOUYEAR
Hester BOUYEAR, daughter of Albert CLARDY and Stella PEAL CLARDY, was born July 1, 1912 in Rogers, Ark., and departed this life into eternity on May 20, 1998 at St. Luke's Northland Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. at the age of 85 years, 10 months and 18 days.
Hester made her home in Kansas City, originally from Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband of 52 years, Gordon BOUYEAR; and two daughters LaFaye BOUYEAR and Clarsia HOLTCAMP.
She is survived by: her children Ica, Ruth, Sybil, Sharon and Dale; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; her sisters Hazel of Mo., Opal of Ore., Lucy of Wash., and Francis of Calif; two brothers, Chester (her twin) of Okla. and Bill of Calif.
Graveside funeral services were held Friday, May 22, at the Old Baptist Mission Cemetery in Westville under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Westville.

ALLCORN
Pauline ALLCORN was born June 19, 1910 in Haskell, Texas, to Joseph and Nettie NIKIRK LEE, and passed from this life May 22, 1998.
Pauline was married to Manford ALLCORN in 1926 at the First Methodist Church in Haskell, Texas. Manford preceded her in death in 1987. Pauline was a 55-year resident of Westville and was a member of the Christie Baptist Church.
Also preceding her in death were: one daughter, Patsy BURKE; one grandson, Larry BURKE; two brothers, Oscar and Elvin LEE; and two sisters, Leona LEE and Thelma BOWERS.
She is survived by: two daughters, Nettie Ruth and Billie both of Texas; one son, George of Okla.; one sister, Pearl of Okla.; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild

KESTER
Rev. John D. KESTER, 61, of Greenwood, Ark., departed this life on May 20, 1998 at St. Edwards Hospital in Ft. Smith, Ark. He was the senior pastor of Living Stone Fellowship Church in Greenwood.
Funeral services were held 10 a.m. Saturday at McConnell Funeral Home in Greenwood, with interment at Liberty Cemetery in Greenwood. Rev. KESTER had also served as pastor for Nicut Community Church in Nicut, Okla., Brooklyn Freewill Baptist in Ratcliff, Ark., and Palestine Community Church in Greenwood, Ark.
Bro. John was born on Feb. 3, 1937 to Ray and Mamie SNODGRASS KESTER.
He is survived by his wife Barbara of the home; two daughters, Sherry of Okla. and Christine of Ark; two sons, Ken and Ron both of Ark.; 12 grandchildren, Johnny Jr., Tammy, Eric, Dustin, Brenda, Trisha, Sheena and Brooke of Ark., and Candice, David, Travis and Felicia of Okla.; one great-grandson, Kristopher of Ark.; three sisters, Faye, Myrtle and Mildred all of Okla; two brothers Carl and Don of Ark.
Pallbearers were Johnny SELLERS, Jr., David HOPKINS, Dustin KESTER, Don SKINNER, Donnie SHADDON, and Jack TODD.

KOCHER
Funeral services for Shirley Ann KOCHER, 57 Anadarko, were held Friday, May 22, 1998 at Reed-Culber Chapel in Tahlequah with Rev. Jacob Camp officiating. Pallbearers were Earl CHALEPOH, Frances HAAG, Joseph BENDER, Gil HOOPER Jr., Michael Shane HOOPER and Roger BARR. Honorary pallbearers were Mark BELVIN, Brian WASHINGTON and Eddie ROBLES. Interment followed in the Greenleaf Cemetery.
Mrs. KOCHER was born Aug. 25, 1940 in Tahlequah, Okla., the daughter of George Sr. and Nancy BREEDEN HOOPER, and she died May 19 in Oklahoma City. Shirley grew up in the Tahlequah area. Shirley met and married Leonard KOCHER, and to this union five kids were born. Shirley later married Jimmy DORSEY and to this union one child was born. She was of the Baptist faith.
Mrs. KOCHER was preceded in death by: her mother, Nancy WASHINGTON; her father, George HOOPER, Sr.; and two sisters Joanne MCKENZIE and Georgia BENDER.
Survivors include: one daughter, Karen of Okla.; six sons, David, Melvin, Glen, Kenny, Leonard Jr., and Jimmy, all of Okla.; five sisters, Wanda and Mary of Okla., Veronica of Colo., Sharon of Neb., and Barbara of Kansas; three brothers, George, Gill and Allen all of Okla.; and many grandchildren, other relatives, as well as a host of friends and loved ones.

June 4, 1998

WINKLER
Arvle James WINKLER, son of George WINKLER and Ethed EDEN WINKLER, was born March 31, 1926 in Stilwell, Okla. and departed this life into eternity on May 31, 1998 at Memorial Hospital in Stilwell, Okla. at the age of 72 years, 1 month and 29 days.
He and Mary Lou MCFARLAND united their families in marriage after the death of his first wife, Nancy.
He was preceded in death by: both parents; first wife, Nancy; three brothers, John, Clyde and Columbus; four sisters, Callie CUMMINGS, Madge WILSON, Mabel BROWN and Armile REYNOLDS.
He is survived by; his wife, Mary Lou; three sons, Arvle Lee, Robert William and David Eugene; one daughter, Barbara; two stepsons, Hiram and Roger; one sister, Pauline; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 2, in the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel in Stilwell with Bro. Leon Brashears officiating. Interment followed at the Zion Cemetery.

BARG
Hazel Kathryn BARG, daughter of J.O. SANDERS and Margaret FLETCHER SANDERS, was born Nov. 1, 1904 in Stilwell, Okla. (I.T.) and departed this life into eternity on May 27, 1998 at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis, Tenn. at the age of 93 years, 6 months and 25 days.
Hazel was married to John J. BARG and from this union two children were born, Robert and Margaret. She was a member of the Cherokee Nation and worked as a billing clerk for many years before retirement.
She was preceded in death by both parents; her husband John; daughter Margaret Ann; four brothers, John, Clell, Oren and Gene; and two sisters, Flarra LEWIS and Mamie SIMS.
She is survived by one son, Robert, of Tenn.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 30, in the Robert/Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel in Stilwell. Interment followed at the Stilwell City Cemetery.

KINDLE
Kenneth Ray KINDLE was born June 16, 1933 in Proctor, Okla., the son of the late Ernest Clyde and Rosa Mae WATKINS KINDLE, and died Thursday, May 28, 1998 at his home in Tulsa, Okla.
He was married to Etta Joyce HAMILTON in Tahlequah, Okla., on March 8, 1958. A crane operator and rancher, Kenneth Ray retired from the University of Tulsa May 21, 1998. He attended West Tulsa Freewill Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
His parents, Clyde and Rosa KINDLE, and brother Alva KINDLE, preceded him in death.
He is survived by: his wife, Etta Joyce; one son, Danny Ray; two daughters Anita Joyce and Kay of Okla.; five sisters, Laverne, Viola, Shirley, Ilene and Susie, all of Okla.; five grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 30, in Hart Funeral Home Chapel of Westville with Rev. Connie Cariker and Rev. Larry Kindle officiating. Interment followed in Proctor Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were Kevin KINDLE, Rick HASTINGS, Russell VAUGHT, David WALTERS, Terry CURTIS and Bryan REED.

THURBER
Funeral services for Leonard Thurlow THURBER, 65 of Stilwell, were held Thursday, May 28, 1998 at Hart Memorial Chapel with Bro. Bill Holcomb, Bro. Bill Roundtree and Bro. Kevin Davis officiating. Interment was in the Caney Cemetery.
Mr. THURBER resided in the Rocky Mountain Community his entire life. He was employed by the Kansas City Southern Railroad for 27 years, but retired July 1994 due to ill health. He was united in marriage to Betty Jewell WOODS Aug. 2, 1952 in Van Buren, Ark.
She preceded him in death Feb. 11, 1974.
To this union four sons were born, Leonard David, Loyd Ray, Jimmy Don, and Elmer Dean Thurber and two daughters, Cayle Louise and Annah Jewell.
On Aug. 17, 1985, he married Mary Lou DEERINWATER, who remained by his side until his departure from this life. He was preceded in death by his father, one brother, Larry Don THURBER, and one sister, Christine Oleta THURBER.
He is survived by: his wife Mary; his mother; four sons; two daughters; three stepdaughters, Teresa Marlene, Francine and Kathleen; one stepson, Earl; 10 grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; one great-granchild; four stepgrandchildren; and two sisters, Louise and Lowee both of Okla.

DAVENPORT
Lloyd DAVENPORT, resident of Lewisville, Texas, formerly of Watts, Okla., the son of Logan and Minnie DAVENPORT, was born April 30, 1912 in Springfield, Mo., and departed this life into eternity on May 28, 1998 at Lake Village Nursing Home in Lewisville, Texas, at the age of 86 years and 27 days.
He was preceded in death by both parents; wife Colleen; and two sisters, Ruby BACA and Ruth BEJICH.
He is survived by: two daughters, Betty and Mary both of Texas; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; two nieces.
Graveside funeral services were held Monday, June 1, at the Baptist Mission Cemetery with Bro. Jim Beavers officiating under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Westville, Okla.

HOLT
Ross J. HOLT, 86, a resident of Rogers, Ark., died Tuesday, May 26, at his home. He was born July 21, 1911 to Etta GORE HOLT and John William HOLT at Cold Springs, Okla.
A former resident of Poteau, Okla., he retired as president of the Holt Telephone Companies a pioneer family-owned independent telephone company business which originated in the early 1900's with holdings in Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas. During World War 11 he served as an officer in the U.S. Signal Corps in Japan, assigned to General McArthur's headquarters.
Mr. Holt was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta REED HOLT; one sister Mary Lewis HOLT TAYLOR; and one brother, Jack Keithley HOLT.
He is survived by: his daughters Rosalind and Nanna; his son, John; one sister Ethel of Okla; three brothers, Carl of Ark., William and Robert of Heavener; nine grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Saturday, May 30, at the Bethesda Cemetery, Morrow, Ark. under the direction of the Luginbuel Funeral Home of Prairie Grove, Ark.

HENRY
William Birgan HENRY, son of Albert William HENRY and Irene BLAKE HENRY, was born Aug. 14, 1919 in Verden, Okla., and departed this life into eternity on May 8, 1998 at the U.S. Veterans Hospital in Oklahoma City at the age of 78 years, 8 months and 24 days.
William was a veteran of World War 11. He was a resident of Verden, Okla. where he was a carpenter for many years.
He was preceded in death by: both paretns; his wife, Ima May HENRY; and one sister, Margarete WHITLEY
He is survived by: one son, William; two daughters Donna Lynn and Jimmie Clarine; one granddaughter; two brothers, Albert of N.M. and Marvin of Calif.; one sister, Dorothy of La.
Graveside funeral services were held Tuesday, May 12, at the Westville City Cemetery with Bro. Doug Davis officiating. Arrangements were made by Roberts Funeral Home of Westville.

June 11, 1998

HAMBLIN
Levon Velma HAMBLIN, lifetime resident of Westville and the daughter of the late Bert and Ada (LANCE) JORDAN, was born on the 4th of July, 1919 in Westville, Okla., and departed this life June 2, 1998 in Siloam Springs, Ark. at the age of 78 years, 10 months and 28 days.
On Dec. 25, 1935, she and Evan Ray HAMBLIN were married in Westville. Mrs. HAMBLIN worked for Baron Canning Company for over 30 years and attended the Pentecostal Holiness Church. She was a member of the Order of the Easter Star, Chapter 449, of Westville.
Besides her parents, her husband Ray Evan HAMBLIN, son Bobby Gene HAMBLIN, and brother Howard JORDAN also preceded her in death.
She is survived by: one son, Billy Dean; one daughter, Barbara; three grandsons; three great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter.
Funeral services for Mrs. HAMBLIN were held Friday, June 5, in Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Audie Vaughn and Rev. Larry Stoops officiating. Interment followed in the Old Baptist Mission Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Westville.
Serving as pallbearers were Mrs. HAMBLIN's grandsons and great-grandsons. Honorary pallbearers were Shorty URICH, Larry WELCH, Floyd WATERS, Ron ABELS, Lee WILLIAMS, George LANGLEY, George ALEXANDER, Floyd

SWEET
Lodema Florence SWEET, daughter of John MAGGARD and Bell (WOODWARD) MAGGARD, was born Nov. 5, 1908 in Boston, Ark., and departed this life to be with her Lord on June 2, 1998 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Okla. at the age of 89 years, 6 months and 27 days.
Lodema was married to Louie SWEET on Sept. 29, 1933 and from this union were born four children: Helen, Arlan, Shirley and Ailene. She lived in the Westville area since the age of 21 in the early 1930's. She was a member of the Mountain View Church.
She was preceded in death by both parents; husband Louie; one brother, Floyd MAGGARD; and one sister, Lora DOTSON.
She is survived by: one son, Arlan (Bud); three daughters, Helen, Shirley and Ailene; four brothers, Ancil, Kenneth, Neil and Ed; one sister, Lovada: 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 5, in the Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Westville with Bro. Larry Kindle officiating. Interment followed at the Westville City Cemetery.

CARSON
Mary Louise CARSON ended her earthly journey and arrived at her heavenly home on June 2, 1998.
The daughter of Henry Sherman and Maude HUDSON HOLLAND, she was born April 23, 1900 in Goingsnake District of Indian Territory. Mary was an original enrollee of the Cherokee Nation Dawes Commission. At seven years old, she remembered when Indian Territory became the State of Oklahoma. Attaining the age of 98 years, 1 month and 9 days, Mary lived through many exciting and tumultuous decades. Her stories of school days, descriptions of fashions, two world wars, the "Great Depression," the advance of modern technology through the dawn of the "Space Age" were interesting and informative.
Mary graduated from Stilwell High School and attended the University of Oklahoma, the University of Colorado and Northeastern State University at Tahlequah, Okla. Mary and Col James CARSON were united in marriage on Sept. 9, 1919 in Stilwell, Okla. by the Rev. J.J. Towry. To this union was born one son, Thomas James and one daughter, Barbara Jean. Always active in church and community service, Mary taught Sunday School class at First Christian Church in Stilwell for 58 years. Acting upon one of her greatest enjoyments, Mary helped establish and became a founding member of the Stilwell Rose Garden Club. Serving as president many times, she remained an active member for 38 years. She supported the Eastern Star with her time and talent for 56 years and was post matron in 1934. Mary was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Cherokee Historical Society, Zion Extension Club and many other clubs and organizations.
Mary was preceded in death by both her parents; her husband of 63 years, Col J. CARSON in 1982; son-in-law, Dr. Feron G. WATERS in 1997; two brothers, Raymond and Albert HOLLAND; and two sisters, Mabel and Beulah HOLLAND.
She is survived by her son, Tom J. and her daughter Barbara Jean; four grandchildren; her beloved 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 5, at the First Christian Church in Stilwell with Jack Steele officiating. Interment followed at the Stilwell City Cemetery under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Stilwell.

BOWLES
Graveside services for Phil Van BOWLES, 51, lifetime resident of Westville, were held Tuesday, June 2, in Downing Cemetery with Rev. Bill Buttram officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Westville.
Phil was born July 5, 1946 in Prairie Grove, Ark., the son of Tiley and Marie SLOAN BOWLES, and died Monday, June 1, 1998, in Stilwell, Okla.
His father, Riley BOWLES, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his mother, Marie; two sisters, Vernice and Wanda.

TURNER
Rev. Ted TURNER, 89, was born Dec. 17, 1908 in Miami, Okla., the son of Christopher Columbus and Mary Ema LEGG TURNER, and died Friday, June 5, 1998 at his home in Westville.
On Aug. 31, 1927, he and Mildred HOLLAND were married in Washington County, Ark. A minister and carpenter, Rev. TURNER was a member of Chance Freewill Baptist Church.
His parents, son Otis TURNER, one grandchild, three sisters and seven brothers preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife Mildred; four sons, Amos, Everett, Jim and Ray; two brothers, Kermit and Bert of Okla.; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Rev. TURNER were held Monday, June 8, in Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Loyd Johnston officiating. Interment followed in Westville City Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Westville.

CHUCULATE
Wanda Jean CHUCULATE, daughter of Henry CHUCULATE and Lucinda CHRISTIE CHUCULATE, was born June 8, 1938 in Stilwell, Okla., and departed this life into eternity on June 2, 1998 at the age of 58 years, 11 months and 30 days.
She was preceded in death by both parents and two brothers, Taylor and Mose CHUCULATE.
She is survived by: Lewis, a very special friend; three sons, David Scott, Leslie and Cheater; two brothers, Jess and William; two sisters, Aliene and Louetta of Okla.; three grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services were held Friday, June 5, at the Chuculate Cemetery with Jess Chucculate officiating, under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Stilwell.

METZ
Funeral services for Paige Mae CHRISTIE METZ, 58, of Stilwell, were held Wednesday, June 3, at the Barber Cemetery under the direction of Green Country Funeral of Tahlequah. Officiating was Pastor Barry Wayne Christie.
Paige was born Oct. 11, 1939 in Tahlequah, Okla., the daughter of Pearley Mae BOLIN and Andy CHRISTIE.
She departed this life on Tuesday, May 26, 1998 in Phoenix, Ariz.
Paige was preceded in death by her mother, Pearly Mae CHRISTIE, in 1985 and her father Andy CHRISTIE in 1965, and one sister, Rosa BALDRIDGE.
She is survived by her husband of 22 years, Charlie. She is also survived by her sisters, Velma, Isabelle and Bobbie Jean; a brother, January.

June 18, 1998

BRADLEY
Funeral services for Cathy LaDawn BRADLEY, age 32 of Tulsa, were held Friday, June 12, at the Church of Christ, Tulsa, under the direction of Shipman Funeral Home and Crematory in Wagoner with minister John Holt officiating. Interment followed in Wagoner at the Pioneer Cemetery.
Cathy was born March 5, 1966 to Tom and Carol (BUCKNER) BRADLEY in Muskogee, Okla. and she died Tuesday, June 9, 1998 at St. John's Hospital in Tulsa after a lengthy illness.
Cathy received her early education in the Burbank and Fairfax, Okla. schools, and her higher education from the Oklahoma Christian University of Arts in Edmond, Okla. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Henry BUCKNER; paternal grandparents, Grover and Willa Mae BRADLEY; and her aunt Kay Dawn CARNES.
Cathy is survived by: her parents, Tom and Carol BRADLEY of the home; two brothers, Clay and Clint and a nephew Clinton; maternal grandmother Clemmie; and a host of other relatives and friends.

CHUCULATE
Funeral services for Addie Mae CHUCULATE, 98, of Oklahoma City, were held June 11 at Reed-Culver Chapel with Rev. J.E. Cook officiating. Interment followed in the Greenleaf Cemetery under the direction of Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Tahlequah.
Mrs. CHUCULATE was born May 31, 1900 in Huntsville, Ark., the daughter of William Franklin and Mary Emmaline (HALL) MCCONNELL, and she died June 6, 1998 in Oklahoma City.
Mrs. CHUCULATE moved to Tahlequah from California in the 1950's. She worked at the United Methodist Home as a cook and houseparent until her retirement.
She married Alexander CHUCULATE, who was a minister in the Baptist faith. Addie loved gardening, crocheting, quilting, cooking, and taking care of her family. She was a very caring and unselfish person. She always saw that her family was taken care of, often times having to do without herself. All who knew Addie knew what a kind and humorous person she was.
Mrs. CHUCULATE was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband Alexander in 1969; one son, Leonard CHUCULATE; one daughter, Louise RHODES; and numerous brothers and sisters.
Survivors include: one grandson, Wayne; two great-grandchildren, Pete and Amy; one great-great-grandson, Austin.

MATNEY
Dale Clifford MATNEY was born June 18, 1929 in Lebanon, Mo. to Vada Howard MITCHELL, and departed this life June 9, 1998 in Siloam Springs, Ark. at the age of 68.
He graduated from Westville High School in 1948, lettering four years in football and basketball. Dale was a member of the First Baptist Church and had been a resident of Wesville for the past 56 years.
Survivors include: his wife Marianne of the home; two daughters, Rebecca and husband Dale, Debra and husband Stephen; four grandchildren, Charlotte and husband Daniel, Miranda, Bridgette and Dale; his mother, Vada MITCHELL.
Private family services for Dale were held Friday, June 12, at Hart Funeral Home Chapel.

CAVINESS
Gary Arthur CAVINESS, son of Troy CAVINESS and Alyene (RITTER) CAVINESS, was born Jan. 26, 1945 in Broken Arrow, Okla., and departed this life on June 12, 1998 in Fayetteville, Ark. at the age of 53 years, 4 months and 16 days.
He had college degrees in criminal justice and computer science. He was a deputy sheriff for Adair County for several years, and was also a private security officer. Gary was married to Linda HARDBARGER on June 19, 1992 in Pineville, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his father, Troy CAVINESS. He is survived by: his wife, Linda; one daughter, Michelle; mother, Alyene; two stepdaughters, Leah and Denise; one brother Jerry; two sisters, Barbara and Shirley; three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, June 15, in the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel with Larry Hatfield officiating. Intermant followed at the Stilwell City Cemetery under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home.

IRVIN
Mahlard Paul IRVIN was born Feb. 10, 1953, at Muskogee, Okla. to Dewayne and Melba (SMITH) IRVIN, and departed this life on June 1, 1998, at his home in Walters, Okla. at the age of 45 years, 3 months and 21 days.
Mahlard grew up at Walters and made his home in the Walters area most of his life. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include: his parents, Dewayne and Melva; one brother, Kendall; two half-brothers, Dewayne and Mark; one sister Marla; four nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were conducted from the Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home Chapel in Walters on Wednesday, June 3, with Don Crow and Joe Fox officiating.

JOHNSON
Funeral services for Ona Marsh JOHNSON, 68, of Christie, were held Friday, June 12, in Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Orville E. Bryant officiating. Interment followed in Tahlequah city Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah.
Serving as pallbearers were Joe MILLS, Jason DICK, Lester TURNER, Roy DEARMAN, Tom JOHNSON and Carl TURNER. Honorary pallbearer was John DICK.
Mr. JOHNSON was born Dec. 3, 1929 in Custer, Okla., the son of Oscar Marion and Lovina (THORNTON) JOHNSON, and died Tuesday, June 9, 1998 at his home in Christie. On Nov. 22, 1948 he and Louella Amanda TURNER were married in Tahlequah. The Johnsons lived in Tulsa before retiring to the Stilwell area. Mr. Johnson raised Tennessee walking horses and loved to ride. He was a retired pipe insulator with Asbestos Workers Local #64 of Tulsa and was of the Pentecostal faith.
Preceding him death were: his parents; son Gary Marsh JOHNSON, Dec. 12, 1957; two sisters, Norma NOBLE and Carrie GARNER; and four brothers, Charley, James, George and Pless JOHNSON.
He is survived by: his wife Louella Amanda; two daughters, Karen Sue and Janet Kay; two sisters, Della and Bertha; four grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild and three stepgreat-grandchildren.

FEATHERS
Violet Irene FEATHERS was born June 7, 1936 in Stilwell, Okla., the daughter of Grant and Eva Clyde (BATT) FEATHERS. Ms. FEATHERS attended school in Texas. She was of the Baptist faith.
Ms. FEATHERS passed from this life on Tuesday, June 9, 1998 in Tahlequah, Okla. after reaching the age of 62 years and 2 days.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Tommy FEATHERS; and one sister, Josephine FOWLER.
Among those she leaves behind are: four sons, Terry, Mark, George and Brad; three daughters, Cindy, Debbie and Jodi; two brothers Leo and Bill; two sisters, Joyce and Mildred; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Thursday, June 11, in the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel in Stilwell with Bro. Andy Gonzales of Stilwell officiating. Interment followed in the Stilwell City Cemetery under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home.

June 25, 1998

SHEPHERD
Funeral services for Cletus Alfred SHEPHERD, 78, of Welling, were held Monday, June 22, at Reed-Culver Chapel with Rev. Bill Holcomb officiating. Interment followed in the Mollie Fields Cemetery under the direction of Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Tahlequah.
Pallbearers were Charlie WHITTMORE, Larry Bluebird, Thomas BENNETT, Jim RAGSDALE, Larry OOSAHWEE, Jess BLAIR and Jim PARLER.
Mr. SHEPHERD was born April 10, 1920 in Crawford County, Ark., the son of Bill and Della (TILLERY) SHEPHERD, and he died June 18, 1998 in Tahlequah.
Mr. SHEPHERD attended Pumpkin Holler schools. He married Becky DAVIS on March 18, 1950 in Wagoner, Okla. Cletus was a loving husband and father, and was a deacon at the Crittenden Baptist Church.
Mr. SHEPHERD was preceded in death by: his parents; four brothers; one sister; one son, William Edmond SHEPARD; and two grandchildren.
Survivors include: his wife Becky of the home; four sons, Billy Eugene Sr., Alfred Cletus, Brian Keith and Delbert Lee; five daughters, Bertha, Lucille, Emaline, Linda Marie and Betty Jo; one sister, Jewell all of Okla.; 36 grandchildren; and many other relatives, as well as a host of friends and loved ones.

GATES
Graveside services for Meredith Lynn GATES, 44, of Siloam Springs, Ark., were held Saturday, June 20, at Mollie Fields Cemetery with Mr. Zach Green officiating and under the direction of Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Tahlequah.
Ms. GATES was born Aug. 13, 1953, in Tahlequah, Oklahoma., the daughter of Kenneth and Hersie Mae (HUBBARD) GATES, and she died June 18, 1998 in Siloam Springs, Ark.
Ms. GATES attended Tahlequah schools and upon graduation from high school, she attended Flaming Rainbow University. Meredith graduated from college with a behavioral science degree. She raised one daughter, Amanda. She was of the Baptist faith.
Ms. GATES was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include: one daughter, Amanda and her husband Kenny; two sisters, Brenda and Glenda; two grandchildren; one niece; three nephews; one great-niece; two great-nephews.

PALONE
Ray PALONE, son of Fred PALONE and Gertrude (MAUPINS) PALONE, was born June 23, 1923 in Westville, Okla. and departed this life into eternity on June 14, 1998 at Memorial Hospital in Siloam Sprints, Ark. at the age of 74 years, 11 months and 30 days.
Ray was a veteran of World War 11, having proudly served his country in the Army. He worked for a number of years as a city maintenance worker for the city of Tulsa before retirement and settling in the Westville area.
He was preceded in death by: both parents; five brothers, John D., Richard, Fred, Fountain and Grover PALONE; three sisters, Cora CRITTENDEN, Ora SMITH and Mae PALONE and a stepdaughter, Janet SWANSON.
He is survived by: two sons, Charles Ray and Richard Lee; one daughter, Carolyn Jane; one stepdaughter, Delorse of; one sister, Addie; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild; a host of of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 19, in the Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Westville with Bro. Mike Hayes officiating. Interment followed at the Baptist Mission Cemetery under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home.



Thursday, July 9, 1998

SPINKS
Tressie Mae SPINKS was born August 20, 1936 to John David and Gladys INMAN SPINKS in Westville, and departed this life to be with her Lord on June 26, 1998 at St. John's Medical Center in Tulsa at the age of 61 years, 10 months and 5 days.
Tressie married G.B. EAGLETON on September 2, 1955 in Camden, Okla. They made their first home in Tulsa for six years before moving to Westville in 1961, where they have resided since.
Unto their union were born three children, Sheryl, Sheila and David.Tressie was a a member of the Westville Pentecostal Holiness Church forthe past 37 years, where she served as church secretary. Tressie felt extremely blessed to have all of her children and grandchildren attend the same church with her.
She leaves behind a loving family consisting of her faithful husband of almost 43 years, G. B. EAGLETON of the home; three children, Sheryl, Sheila and David; seven beautiful grandchildren, Jeremy, Jordon, Ashleigh, Melissa, Philip, Chad and Kristan. She is also survived by one sister, Ida Sue of Mo., and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives, and many friends.
Tressie is preceded in death by both parents, John David and Gladys SPINKS, and one brother Jack SPINKS.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 30, 1998 at 10 a.m. in the Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Westville with Bro. Lynn ICE of Moore and Bro. Audie VAUGHN of Westville officiating. Interment followed in the Westville Cemetery under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home.

JONES
Nora Bell RHOADES JONES departed this mortal life to live a beautiful life with our heavenly father. She was born to Georgia Ann DAVIS-RHOADES and George Washington RHOADES on June 4, 1909, and died on July 4, 1998. She lived to be 89 years and 1 month.
She is preceded in death by both parents; her husband, Pete Madison JONES; one infant daughter, several grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Nora is survived by her children, Paul and Orene JONES of DeQueen ,Ark., Silas and Eunice JONES, Mary and George LIMORE, Ruth and Jose RODRIQUEZ, Martha REAL, Ella and Tommy HARPER, Daisy and Kenny POOR, and Connie and Orville ROBERTS, all of Stilwell, Okla.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives, and many friends.
Graveside funeral services were held Tuesday, July 7, 1998 at 10 a.m. at the Chuculate Cemetery, with Rev. Robert HEIDT officiating, under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Stilwell.

LONG
Grace LONG daughter of William Alec LONG and Nora GILBERT, was born January 6, 1919 in Wetumka, and departed this life to be with her Lord on June 30, 1998 at Siloam Springs Memorial Hospital at the age of 79 years, 5 months and 23 days.
Grace has been a long-time resident of the Westville and Lincoln area.
She is preceded in death by both parents; her step-father, Alexander CALDER; one sister, Anna WOODUM and one brother, Alfred LONG.
She is survived by two nieces, Patricia and Taressa; one sister-in-law, Geraldine; one great-niece, Kimberly; one great-nephew, Jack; and a great-great nephew Jack, all of Ariz.; and a host of friends.
Graveside services were held Thursday, July 1, 1998, at 10 a.m. at the Stilwell City Cemetery with Bro. Frank BUTTERFLY officiating, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Westville.

MAYS
Funeral services for John Croley "Bill" MAYS were held Monday, June 6, 1998 at 10 a.m. in the Hart Memorial Chapel with Brother Bill ROUNDTREE officiating. Interment followed in the Bunch Cemetery.
He was born June 11, 1924 in Bunch to Jim Terrel MAYS and Judy Hanna MCCOY MAYS. He passed from this life Friday, July 3, 1998 at Memorial Hospital in Stilwell at the age of 74 years and 22 days.
He served in the navy aboard the U.S.S. North Carolina in the South Pacific during W.W.11. He was awarded 13 major battle stars and received an honorable discharge from the Navy. He was also a member of the V.F.W.
He was married to Mary Lois MCLEMORE on June 21, 1947 in Stilwell. He had made his home in Stilwell for 19 years and was of the Christian faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Judy MAYS; one brother, Gill Fin MAYS and one sister, Fanny MAYS CHRISTIE.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Lois, of the home; one son, Johnny, of Okla.; one daughter, Pamela of Kansas; two grandsons, Jonathan and Travis, both of Kansas; one granddaughter, Shana of Okla.; one great-grandson, also of Okla.;five sisters, Grace, Polly, Cora, Angeline and Delores, all of Okla.

PROCTOR
Graveside services for Jackson Fredrick PROCTOR, 81, of Tahlequah will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 9, 1998 at Fort Gibson National Cemetery with Rev. Charley CAREY officiating, and under the direction of Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Tahlequah. Pallbearers will be Arthur ROASTINGEAR, Martin ROASTINGEAR, Jackson ROASTINGEAR and Kenneth HOGNER.
Mr. PROCTOR was born December 25, 1926 in Stilwell, the son of George and Sallie FEATHER PROCTOR, and he died July 5, 1998 in Tahlequah.
Mr. PROCTOR attended Sequoyah schools. He entered the U.S. Army on November 3, 1939 and was discharged September 27, 1945. After the military, Jackson worked on ranches in Wyoming and Colorado. He moved back to Tahlequah around 1984.
Mr. PROCTOR was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his close friends, Christine ROASTINGEAR of Tahlequah and Ann KETCHELL of Tulsa and a host of friends and loved ones.

RACKLEFF
Laura June RACKLEFF was born November 16, 1959 in Tahlequah. She passed from this life Saturday, July 4, 1998 in Tulsa at the age of 38 years. Laura had been a Tulsa resident since 1992. She was a school bus driver for Broken Arrow Public Schools, and a member of Rhema Bible Church.
She is survived by her husband, Victor RACKLEFF; three sons, Michael, Christopher and Codee, all of Okla.; one daughter, Lisa, also of Okla.; grandmother, Irene; granddaughter, Mariah Nicole; her mother Frieda of Okla.; father, Lloyd of Okla.; three sisters, Anita and Sandy of Okla. and Diana of Wis.; three brothers, Mitchell, David and Alan, all of Okla; two step-sisters, one step-brother, many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.

POWELL
Lillie Myrtle POWELL, 89, longtime resident of Okmulgee, died in Bartlesville on Tuesday, July 7, 1998, at her daughter's residence following a several month illness. Services will be held Thursday, July 9, at 2 p.m. at the Kelly Funeral Chapel in Okmulgee with Rev. Jim EBY of Stilwell officiating.
Interment will follow at the Okmulgee Cemetery under the direction of Kelly Funeral Service of Okmulgee. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be made to the Hospice Association of Oklahoma.
Mrs. POWELL was born October 9, 1909 in Bristow, Okla., to Harmon and Cordella BISHOP. She married Jack POWELL, Sr. on August 26, 1926 in Bristow and later helped her husband establish Powell's Meat Packing Company in Okmulgee. She performed the role of financial bookkeeper until the sale of the company following Mr. POWELL's death.
Mrs. POWELL was an active member of the First Assembly of God Church in Okmulgee.
Survivors include: her two sons, Jack and Johnny, both of Oka.; two daughters, Betty and Pat, both of Okla.; 16 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack POWELL, Sr., on May 12, 1972.

GLASS
Funeral services for Lynch Tom GLASS were held Tuesday, June 30, 1998 at 2 p.m. at the Oakridge Baptist Church with Rev. Richard PICKUP and Rev. Jerry NOFIRE officiating. Interment followed in the Oakridge Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Stilwell.
He was born December 21, 1910 in Adair County to John T. GLASS and Emma LIVERS GLASS. He passed from this life June 26, 1998 at the age of 87 years 6 months and 5 days. He was a farmer and a lifetime resident of Adair County.
He was married to Fannie Mae STEPP on October 6, 1936. He was also a member of the Oakridge Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, John and Emma GLASS; two brothers, Richard and George GLASS; and two sisters, Betty PRITCHETT and Daisy PINKEY; and five infant children.
Lynch is survived by: his wife, Fannie of the home; two sons, Lynch Jr. of Texas, and Joe of Okla.; three daughters, Corena, Mary Belle and Shirley, all of Okla.; and three sisters, Lucy, Leona and Ada, all of Okla.; 28 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and a host of other relatives, loved ones and friends.

BEARPAW
Funeral services for Thomas BEARPAW, Sr., 74, Tahlequah, were held Monday, July 6, at Reed-Culver Chapel with Rev. Andy GONZALES and Maxie THOMPSON officiating. Interment followed at the Tyler Springs Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Charlie SOAP, Walter SOAP, Leroy SOAP, Albert SOAP, Jimmy SOAP and Carl SOAP, Honorary pallbearers were James T. BOLTON, Boyd HAMBY, Henry SOAP, Jack GOSS, Gene SOAP, Johnson SOAP and Norm FISHER.
Mr. BEARPAW was born September 18, 1923 in Adair County, the son of Stand Watie and Sally SOAP BEARPAW, and he died July 2, 1998, in Tahlequah.
Mr. BEARPAW attended Peavine Schools. Thomas was a veteran of W.W. 11, serving as a U.S. Army Darby's Ranger, and was a Cherokee Nation police officer from 1974 to October of 1993, when he retired.
Thomas married Josephine CHRISTIE in August of 1949. Out of this union were born four sons and four daughters (also 33 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren)--George, Stand Watie, Thomas Jr., Betty and Mary, all of Okla., Stanley and Sallie, both of Wyo.
A daughter, Roseann, his parents and grandparents preceded him in death.
He later married Mae Guess CRITTENDEN on September 1, 1964 in Pryor. They had one son, Jonathan and two granddaughters.
Other survivors include: one half-brother, Dennis; three half-sisters, Virginia and Billie, both of Okla. and Bonnie of Kansas; 31 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and many relatives, as well as a host of friends and loved ones.

July 16, 1998

SPRINGWATER
Funeral services for Joyce Marie SPRINGWATER, 43, of Tahlequah, will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, July 11, 1998 at the Echota Baptist Church with Rev. Chuck GLASS officiating. Interment will follow in the Echota Cemetery under the direction of Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Tahlequah.
Pallbearers will be Jason CUMMINGS, Duane SPRINGWATER, Larry PRITCHETT, Brad FISH, Barry BURROWS and Russell JOHNSON.
Ms. SPRINGWATER was born October 2, 1954 in Stilwell, Okla., the daughter of Crawford and Edna THIRSTY SPRINGWATER, and she died July 9, 1998 in Tahlequah. Ms. SPRINGWATER attended Wichita, Kansas schools. She resided in Shelby, Ala., for about 16 years, working as a bricklayer. She moved back to Tahlequah in June of 1998.
Ms. SPRINGWATER was preceded in death by one sister, Rowena Dea FOREMAN.
Survivors include: her mother, Edna of Okla.; her father Crawford, also of Okla.; two daughters, Nita of Ala., and Jennifer of Kansas; three brothers, Leroy and Duane, both of Okla., and Clifford of N.M.; and three sisters, Juanita and Cherokee, both of Okla, and Shirley of Texas.

CRITTENDEN
Funeral services for Marguerite Louise CRITTENDEN will be held Saturday, July 11, 1998, at 10 a.m. at the Hart Funeral Home Chapel in Westville with Rev. Hershel BLAIR and Bro. Jesse BUTLER officiating.
Burial will be in the Oakhill Cemetery in Siloam Springs, Ark., under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Westville.
She was born June 2, 1922 in Westville, Okla., to W.E. SYLER and Charlotte WEBB SYLER. She passed from this life July 6, 1998, at Washington Regional Medical Hospital in Fayetteville, Ark., at the age of 76 years, one mont and four days.
She earned her master's degree at the University of Arkansas and was a teacher at Westville Public Schools for 37 years. She was a member of the O.E.A., N.E.A., and Retired Teachers. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Westville.
She was married to John R. CRITTENDEN on June 18, 1949, at the First Methodist Church in Tahlequah, Okla.
She was preceded in death by her parents, W.E. and Charlotte SYLER, and one brother-in-law, Dale MATNEY.
Marguerite is survived by her husband John of the home; two sisters, Marianne of Okla., and Barbara of Fla.; one brother, George of Ark.; several nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives, loved ones and friends.

RENKE
Funeral services for Mildred Delois YOUNG RENKE, 74, of Tahlequah, were held Friday, June 10, in the Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah. Burial followed in the Proctor Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Richard SMITH, Mike KELLY, Joel NOYES, Mike HEATON, Larry HENLEY and Tommy SMITH.
She was born September 21, 1923, in Poteau, Okla., the daughter of Green Bethel and Susie MANNON HENLEY. She died Monday, July 6, 1998 in Tulsa.
She lived in various locations around the U.S. and Cochabamba, Bolivia, where her husband's work took the family, before settling in Proctor. She served as school secretary in Watts and Grandview Schools before retiring.
She was married to Dewey D. YOUNG who preceded her in death in 1977.
She later married Myron RENKE of Fairbanks, Alaska, who preceded her in death in 1980.
Two sisters, Clara EDWARDS and Laura WHITE, and two brothers, Roy and Lowell HENLEY, also preceded her in death.
Survivors include: three daughters, Susan, Rebecca and Kathryn, all of Okla.; two sisters, Edith of Okla. and Naomi of Ore.; and four grandchildren, Kristi, Brian, William and Matthew.
Arrangements were under the direction of the Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah.

MARTINEZ
Usmaro SANCHEZ MARTINEZ was born June 29, 1973 in Puerto De La Victoria, M.P.I.O. De Xilitla to Lino SANCHEZ and Leandra MARTINEZ. He departed this life July 4, 1998 at Tahlequah City Hospital in Tahlequah, Okla., at the age of 25 years and 5 days.
Funeral services will be held in Mexico City, Mexico.

BLISS
William Lindburg BLISS son of William BLISS and Ethel Annie MEYERS BLISS, was born May 9, 1927 in Lincoln, Ark., and departed this life to be with his Lord on July 10, 1998 at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla., at the age of 71 years, 2 months and 1 day.
William was married to Alyene VICK on July 6, 1947 in Stilwell, Okla., and from this union were born three children: Gary, Linda and Donna.
He was preceded in death by both parents; one daughter, Donna Lynn PERKINS; four brothers and four sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Alyene of the home; one son, Gary of Okla.; one daughter, Linda of Okla.; three sisters, Mary, Evelyn and Martha, all of Texas; five grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 14, at the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel in Stilwell with Bro. Tracy MEGLI officiating. Interment followed at the Stilwell City Cemetery.

July 23, 1998

BAHRS
Addie Bahrs, daughter of Fred Palone and Elizabeth (Maupkins) Palone, was born Nov. 14, 1909 in Westville, Okla., and departed this life to be with her Lord July 10, 1998 in Broken Arrow, Okla., at the age of 88 years, 7 months and 25 days.
Addie attended the Assembly of God Church.
Addie was preceded in death by: her parents; her first husband, Joseph Kelley in 1951; her second husband, Henry Bahrs, in 1988; six brothers and two sisters.
She leaves to mourn her passing; one son, Fred; two daughters Betty Lou and Carolyn Sue; eight grandchildren; great-grandchildren.
Services were held July 16 at Roberts Chapel in Westville with Bro. Claude McGee officiating. Interment was at the Baptist Mission Cemetery under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home.

DOYLE
Andrew Richard Doyle, son of Caswell Thomas Doyle and Bertie Mae (Clinton) Doyle, was born Feb. 22, 1919 in Stilwell, Okla., and departed this life into eternity on July 19, 1998 at his home in the Stilwell area at the age of 79 years, 4 months and 26 days.
Andrew was married to Edna Falwell on Jan. 7, 1946 and from this union were born four children: Joyce, Patricia, Jim and Vivian. Andrew served his country during WW11.
He was preceded in death by: both parents; three brothers, Ed, Brownie and Robert Lee; one sister, Pearl; and two infant brothers and one infant sister.
He is survived by: his wife, Edna, three daughters, Joyce, Patricia and Vivian , one son Jim; two sisters Viola and Wanda.; two brothers C.E. Shorty and Hearl Ray; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. nephews, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were to be held Wednesday, July 22, at 2 p.m. at the Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Westville with Bro. Bob Johnson of Siloam Springs and Bro. Charles Cash officiating. Interment was to follow at the Westville City Cemetery under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home.

STALCUP
Funeral services for Milton Evans Stalcup were held Friday, July 17, 1998 at the Hart Funeral Home Chapel in Westville, Okla. with Rev. Bill Buttram officiating. Interment followed in the Westville City Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Westville.
He was born Jan. 15, 1906 in Indian Territory to Robert Lee Stalcup and Myrtle (Loflin) Stalcup. He departed this life July 15, 1998 at Siloam Springs Memorial Hospital at the age of 92 years and 6 months.
He served in the Army during World War II and was a game warden and police officer for Adair County and Westville for eight years.
He married Ova Lea Cowan on April 13, 1936 in Tahlequah, Okla. To this union was born one daughter, Pat.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Myrtle Stalcup; one brother Bill Stalcup; and one sister, Pauline Shupert.
Milton is survived by his wife, Ova Lea, one daughter, Pat, two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; other relatives, loved ones and friends.

KOTSAREV
Oma Mae Roberts Kotsarev was born May 4, 1917 in Hominy, Okla. Her parents were Harrison Goad and Docie (Ingle) Goad.
She married Roy Roberts in 1936. During their years together they raised five children of their own; Barbara Mae, David Henry, James Roy, Jack Carl and Nancy. In addition, they provided a home for more than a dozen foster children.
She was remarried to Nikolai Kotsarev in 1991. With this marriage, Nick's daughter, Tania was added to the family. She was an active member of the Stilwell Pentecostal Holiness Chuch.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, Roy Roberts; one son, David H. Roberts; daughter-in-law Charoline Roberts Hamlin; and grandchildren Roy Lee Thomas and Robert Lee Tonne.
She is survived by: her husband, Nikolai Kotsarev, of the home; two sons, James and Jack; two daughters, Barbara and Nancy; three brothers Dick and Pete of Okla.,and Bill of Nev; one sister, Josie of Texas; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.
Services were held Friday, July 17, at the Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. Dick Goad, Rev. Richard Goad, Rev. Mark Roberts and Rev. Jim Eby officiating. Interment followed at the Stilwell City Cemetery under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home.

WATKINS
Tony Lee Spurling Watkins, age 35, of Grove, Okla., died Friday, July 17, 1998 in an auto accident near Grove. The son of Nancy Paulette Watkins and Harold LeRoy Spurling, he was born June 19, 1963 in Concorde, Calif.
Tony married Roseann Katherine Wilson on May 30, 1992
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jim Wesly and Dessie Othella Watkins, who raised him.
Tony is survived by: his wife, Roseann; his mother Nancy; his father, Harold; a sister, Tammie; a brother Joseph; paternal grandmother, Rita; a stepson, Joseph; a stepdaughter, Michelle; and three grandchildren.
Services were held Tuesday, July 21, in the Worley Luginbuel Chapel with Paul Thompson officiating. Services were under the direction of the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Grove.

FOURKILLER
William Hooley Fourkiller, son of Nick Fourkiller, Sr. and Joanna Manus Fourkiller, was born Oct. 27, 1946 in Tahlequah, Okla. and departed this life on July 14, 1998 at Stilwell, Okla. at the age of 51 years, 8 months and 16 days.
Hooley accepted the Lord as his Savior in June 1990 at Fourkiller Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his father; his son, Brian and one brother, Jimmy C. Fourkiller.
He is survived by: his mother, Joanna; one daughter, Wynema DeeAnn; one brother Nick; three sisters, Louise, Anna Bell and Carolyn Sue; three grandchildren; one niece, four nephews, and one grandniece.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 17, at the Fourkiller Baptist Church with Bro. Raymond Glass officiating. Interment followed at the Fourkiller Cemetery under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Stilwell.

July 30, 1998

PALONE
Richard Ralph "Dick" Palone, 85, Klamath Falls, Ore., passed away July 14, 1998.
Graveside services were held in Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens. Eternal Hills Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Palone was born July 11, 1913 in Stilwell, Okla. to Charles and Susie (Thornton) Palone. His wife, Lucetta "Pat" Fields, whom he married in Reno in 1951, preceded him in death.
Survivors include: his sister, Doralee Cox; and stepchildren.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers.

GUTHRIE
Alfred Harvey GUTHRIE, son of John Guthrie and Minnie (JOHNSON) Guthrie, was born June 29, 1906 in Boxley, Ark., and departed this life on July 22, 1998 in Stilwell, Okla. at the age of 92 years and 36 days.
Alfred was married to Jessie, his first wife, on Aug. 19, 1927, and together they had 11 children. Alfred was a farmer. He also served as pastor at Hern Community Church for eight years and he pastored Colony Church in Cincinnati, Ark. for three years.
He was preceded in death by: both parents; his first wife Jessie, who died in 1954; two infants; two brothers; one sister; and one grandson. He was also preceded in death by his second wife Mary, in 1987.
He is survived by: five daughters; Geraldine, Eileen, Viola , Ninalee and Wanda; four sons Lemuel Guthrie, Liman, Leslie and Fred. He is also survived by 26 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 27, at the Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Westville with Bro. Charles Strode of Fayetteville, Ark. officiating. Interment followed at the Westville City Cemetery under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home.

FEATHERS
Mr. Bill FEATHERS, 67, of Independence, Kansas, died at 8:20 p.m. Monday, July 20, in Joplin, Mo., where he had been undergoing treatment as a result of a bulldozer accident.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 24, at the First Southern Baptist Church of Independence, Kansas. Cremation followed services.
William Earl Feathers was born June 26, 1931 in Stilwell, Okla., the son of Thomas Grant Feathers and Eva Clyde (BATT) Feathers. On Oct. 15, 1955 in Madison, Kansas, he was united in marriage to Mary Elaine HUDSON, and she survives.
Surviving in addition to the widow are three daughers, Debra Lynn, Desiree, and Beth Ellen; two sons, Mark Earl and Aaron Marshall; four grandchildren; two sisters, Joyce CRAVER , Texas, and Mildred WEBB, Okla.; and one brother, Leo, Okla.

CAUGHMAN
Services for James Edward "J.E." CAUGHMAN, age 76, of Park Hill, were held Monday, July 27, at the Tahlequah City Cemetery Pavilion. Arrangements were under the direction of Hart Funeral Home.
Serving as pallbearers were Mr. Caughman's grandsons, Ed, J.W., Shawn, Jimmy, Jack, Casey and Tommy. Honorary pallbearers were Will WATKINS, Austin GLORY and Ryan BRIDGES. Flower girls were Mr. Caughman's granddaughters, Jeannie, Heather, Debbie W., Amy, Cathy, Annie, Cindy and Sharon, and the foster grandparents.
James Edward Caughman, son of Isaac and Grace (DIFFEE) Caughman, was born July 8, 1922 in Sallisaw, Okla., and died Thursday, July 23, 1998 in Tulsa, Okla.
On Nov. 18, 1941, he and Nathelia WEBB were married in Stilwell.
His parents, brother, Jack Caughman, and sister, Opal Nolte MOORE, preceded him in death.
He is survived by: hiw wife, Nathelia; seven children, Rebecca, James L. , Bobbie Sue. Jerry, David, Kevin, and Ginger; a sister and brother, Sue SARK of and Carney Caughman; 38 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a host of friends and loved ones.

CONNER
Graveside services for Flossie Lovena Rhetta May (CARPENTER) CONNER were held Friday, July 24 at Highland Cemetery in Medicine Lodge, Kansas. Services were under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Stilwell.
Flossie was born May 2, 1910 in Andale, Kansas, to William Henry Carpenter and Mary Stella (MCDANIEL) Carpenter. She passed from this life July 20, 1998 in Fayetteville, Ark. at the age of 88 years, 2 months and 18 days.
She was married to Joseph Wilson Conner on April 18, 1928 in Alva, Okla. From this union were born four children: Rose Ellen , Wilma Josephine, Floyd Henry and Maurine Bell. She was preceded in death by: her parents, William Henry and Mary Carpenter; her husband, Joseph Wilson Conner; one daughter, Wilma (Conner) HITTLE; two sisters, Martha (WARD) TAYLOR FOSTER and Geneviae Carpenter; and six brothers Fred and Lloyd CARPENTER, Leo, William, Fred and Lewis Ward
Flossie is survived by: two daughters, Rose and Maurine, Kansas; one son Floyd Conner, Ohio; 24 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives, loved ones and friends.

MCMILLAN
Memorial services for Mary Lou MCMILLAN were held Thursday, July 23, at the First Christian Church. Services were under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Stilwell.
Mary Lou was born May 4, 1928 in Carthage, Mo., to Lee Brooks and Mary Leona (NORTON) BROOKS. She departed this life July 20, 1998 in Stilwell at the age of 70 years, 2 months and 16 days.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; one son, David MCMILLAN; two brothers, Leo and Fred; and three sisters, Ruth, Elizabeth and Helen.
Mary Lou is survived by: three daughters, Mary, Linda and Nancy; one son Jim McMillan; one sister Virginia MCCLINTOCK of Mo.; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

ESSARY
Shelby Dow ESSARY, son of Sherman Essary and Maggie (LEWIS) Essary, was born July 14, 1920 in Monterey, Tenn. and departed this life on Sunday, July 19, 1998 at Memorial Hospital in Stilwell, Okla. at the age of 78 years and 4 days.
Dow, as he was known, was a longtime resident of the Stilwell area. He was married to Ruby Naomi PATTERSON on Dec. 17, 1941, and from this union was born three children: Billy Ray, Jimmy Dale and James Edward.
He was preceded in death by: both parents, one brother, Ray Essary; three sisters, Gladys Patterson, Treva Essary and Jessie Essary; and one grandson, Michael Dale ESSARY.
He is survived by: his wife Naomi, three sons, Bill , Jimmy Dale and James Edward; two brothers, Charles Essary and Raymond Essary, both of Kansas; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 24, at the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel in Stilwell. Interment followed at the Stilwell City Cemetery under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home.

HENDRIX
Thomas Jefferson (Jr.) HENDRIX 111, 68 of Auburn, Ala., died July 20, 1998 at the Veteran's Nursing Home, Tuskogee, Ala., of complications of a malignant brain tumor resulting from lung cancer.
Mr. Hendrix was born March 25, 1930 at Nicut, Okla., the son of Thomas Jefferson Hendrix II and Charlotte RYAN Hendrix.
He is survived by: his wife of 44 years, Virginia Colendino; a daughter, Patricia; three sons, Thomas A., David Hendrix, and Michael; seven grandchildren; an aunt, Sarah Lurana TRUESDELL; two sisters, Dorothy and Betty; two brothers, Jack and Owen Neal.
Mr. Hendrix was predeceased by his mother, father, and a brother, Donald Lee Hendrix.
A memorial stone will be placed by the grave of his mother at the Seabolt Cemetery, Nicut, Sequoyah County, Okla.

PINKERTON
Virginia Lea (Jackie) PINKERTON, daughter of Marvin VICKERY and Virginia LOCUST SHELL, was born Jan. 7, 1938 in Stilwell, Okla., and departed this life on July 20, 1998 in Tulsa, Okla. at the age of 60 years, 7 months and 12 days.
Jackie, as she was known, was married to Charlie Pinkerton in 1967, and from this union were born five children: Dianna, Paul, Jackie, Lee Wayne and Kathy.
She was preceded in death by: her father, Marvin Vickery, stepfather, Ross Shell; husband, Charlie Pinkerton; and one sister, Betty WHITE.
She is survived by: three daughters, Dianna, Jackiel, and Kathy; two sons, Paul and Lee Wayne; five brothers and sister, Jimmy, Kathy, Jerry, Connieand Sandy; six grandchildren.
Funeral services were held July 23, at the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel. Interment followed at the Stilwell City Cemetery under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home.

August 6, 1998

GANN
Funeral services for Bennie Gann were held Friday, July 31, at the Hart Memorial Chapel in Stilwell. Interment was in the Chulio Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Stilwell.
Bennie was born June 8, 1953 in Tahlequah, Okla., to John E. Gann and Lizzie (Sawney) Gann. He departed this life July 27, 1998 in Tulsa, Okla. at the age of 45 years, 1 month and 19 days.
He was married to Lena Duncan on July 27, 1987 in Stilwell.
He was preceded in death by: his father, John E. Gann; his paternal grandparents, Joe and Kate Gann; his maternal grandparents, Jim L. and Rachel (Springwater) Sawney; an infant sister and an infant brother.
Bennie is survived by: his wife Lena, one son, Stormy Gann, and one daughter, Breezy Gann, his stepfather and mother, Louie and Lizzie (Sawney) Weavel; four brothers, Bob, Joe, Mark and Ruth; three sisters, Peggy, LaDonna , and Heather; several nieces and nephews, other relatives, loved ones and friends.

RICH
Nancy Edna Rich, daughter of George W. (Bud) Watson and Tempy J. (Young) Watson, was born Dec. 7, 1927, in Swain, Ark., and departed this life to be with her Lord on July 28, 1998 in Stilwell, Okla. at the age of 70 years, 7 months and 20 days.
She and Zerl Rich were married on April 24, 1944.
She is survived by: her husband, Zerl Rich, of the home in Stilwell; one sister, Opal Eversol of Calif.; two brothers, Walter W. Watson, Ark. and Arvil Watson of La.; a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and many, many friends.
Funeral Home Chapel in Stilwell. Interment at the Rich Cemetery in Watson, Ark., under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home.

EDDINGS
Robert Lee Dale (L.D.) Eddings, son of Robert Lee Eddings and Ruby (Thomas) Eddings, was born May 22, 1932 in Stilwell, Okla., and departed this life on July 29, 1998 at his home near Tahlequah at the age of 66 years, 2 months and 6 days.
He was preceded in death by both parents and one brother, J.C. Eddings, in 1979.
He is survived by: one sister, Jewell Perkins; one brother, Fred Stallard; sister-in-law Juanita Eddings; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Private graveside services were held Friday, July 31, at the Honey Hill Cemetery under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Stilwell.

MORRIS
Funeral services for Ruby Mae Morris were held Sunday, Aug. 2, in the Old Baptist Mission Church. Interment followed in the Old Baptist Mission Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Westville.
Ruby was born Dec. 25, 1921 in Blountstown, Fla. to Robert and Lilla (Pierce) Flanders. She departed this life July 29, 1998 in Miami, Fla. at the age of 76 years, 7 months and 4 days.
She married Lloyd Morris of Westville, in November of 1941 in Tallahassee, Fla.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Arthur Flanders; and one sister, Audrey Durham.
Ruby is survived by: her husband, Lloyd Morris of Miami, Fla.; two sons , Glen and Don; one sister , Artie; one brother, Eldridge Flanders of Fla.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and loved ones.

HOWARD
Graveside services for Stella Mae Howard were held Monday, Aug. 3, at the Stilwell City Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Stilwell.
Stella was born Dec. 25, 1928 in Adair County, Okla. to John Pettit and Pearl (Pack) Pettit. She departed this life July 30, 1998 in Sallisaw, Okla. at the age of 69 years, 7 months and 5 days.
She was married to Hubert Howard.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one son, James Howard.
Stella is survived by: four sons, Hubert, Jr., Carl and Daniel Howard, and Clifton Howard; one daughter, Pearl, La.; one sister, Lillie McDonald , OK.; two brothers, George Pettit of Ariz., and Johnny Edwards of Okla.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and other relatives, loved ones and friends.

August 13, 1998

EAGLETON
William Edgar EAGLETON, 82, passed away Aug. 7, 1998, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas.
He was born Dec. 14, 1915, at Coffeyville, Kansas, the son of Willie and Laura Belle ALLISON EAGLETON.
He has been a resident of Bushton, Kansas, since 1984, formerly of Stilwell, Okla. and Lawrence, Kansas. On Nov. 6, 1953, he married Irma HILLMAN IRELAND at Lawrence. She survives him.
Other survivors include: two daughters, Wilma and Shirley; a half-brother, Robert; two sisters, Virginia and Edith; 19 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Billy IRELAND and Clifford IRELAND; two sisters, Florence SHELL and Edna EAGLETON; and one grandson, Michael YOUNG. Graveside services were held Monday, Aug. 10, at the Bushton Cemetery with Rev. Priscilla Davies officiating. Memorials are requested to be sent to the Claflin Ambulance Fund or the Bushton First Responders.

WACKER
Clarence W. "Clary" WACKER, son of Louis WACKER and Mamie THELEN WACKER, was born May 12, 1930 in West Allis, Wis. and departed this life Aug. 6, 1998 at his home in Milwaukee, Wis. at the age of 68 years, 2 months and 34 days.
Clarence was married to Frances Elaine KETCHER and from this union were born six children: Michael, James, Gregory, Wayne, Matthew and Claire.
He was preceded in death by both parents and wife Frances in 1996.
He is survived by: five sons, Michael, James, Gregory, Wayne and Matthew; one daughter, Claire; two grandchildren, Clark and Anastasia.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 8, in Milwaukee, Wis. Interment services were held Tuesday, Aug. 11, in the Ketcher Cemetery under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Stilwell.

ROSS
James Henry ROSS, son of Tom ROSS and Nettie CATON ROSS, was born April 13, 1933 in Stilwell, Okla., and departed this life into eternity on Aug. 8, 1998 at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla., at the age of 65 years, 3 months and 35 days.
James was a lifelong resident of the Adair County area. He served in the United States Army and Army reserve for six years from 1955-61.
He was preceded in death by: his father, Tom ROSS; two brothers, Jess and Rufus ROSS; and one sister, Rosie HOLLAND.
He is survived by: his mother, Nettie; four sons, James Allen, Brian, Douglas Wade, and Danny; four daughters, Aneeta, Debbie, Laura Faye, Donna; four brothers, Bill, Emmett, Charles and Albert; three sisters, Martha, Juanita and Katheryn; five great-grandchildren;
Funeral services were held Aug. 11 at the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Leon Brashear and Bro. Rick Ritter officiating. Interment followed at the Elm Grove Cemetery.

HOLMES
Joanna Marie HOLMES was born May 5, 1952, in Kansas City, Mo., to Joe and Molly PERSHICA. She departed this life Aug. 8, 1998, at the age of 46.
She married James Ralph HOLMES May 30, 1972, in Fountain County. Joanna lived in Westville for 14 years and was a member of the First Indian Baptist Church.
Joanna was preceded in death by her father, Joe PERSHICA.
She is survived by her husband, James Ralph; her mother, Molly; two children, John of Ark. and Scott; two sisters, Mary and Cindy; and two brothers, Paul and Thomas.
Funeral services were held Aug. 11 at Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rex Vann officiating. Interment followed in Fort Gibson National Cemetery.

COLEMAN
Mildred T. COLEMAN, 81, died Thursday evening, July 30, 1998 at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla.
She was born July 10, 1917 in Lowrey, Okla. to George A. and Effie FRANKLIN HUGHES.
She was a member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Tulsa. Mildred married Glenn P. COLEMAN in Tulsa, Okla. in 1950.
She is survived by: son Richard and granddaughter Barbara; daughter Judith and grandchildren Graham, Mary, Ted, Sam, Julie and Luke; sisters, Gretchen, Savola and Wanda.
Services were held Aug. 3 at Moore's Southlawn Chapel in Tulsa.

REYNAGA
Nancy Elaine BUNCH REYNAGA was born Dec. 29, 1962, in Tahlequah, Okla., to Ben and Oleta BLACKBIRD BUNCH. She departed this life Aug. 7, 1998 in Stilwell, Okla., at the age of 35 years, 7 months and 9 days.
She was married to Atanasio REYNAGA on Nov. 22, 1982. Nancy was a store clerk and was of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ben and Oleta BUNCH.
Nancy is survived by: her husband, Antanasio and daughter Shanava Jolene; two sisters, Karen Sue and Genia Lynn; four brothers, Bennie Ray, and Ronald Eugene, Ben Jr. and Robert;
Emanuel REYNAGA was born July 18, 1989 in Tahlequah, Okla. to Atanasio and Nancy BUNCH REYNAGA. He departed this life Aug. 7, 1998 in Stilwell, OKla. at the age of 9 years and 20 days.
He attended Greasy School. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ben and Oleta BUNCH.
Emanuel is survived by: his father, Atanasio and his sister, Shanava Jolene; his paternal grandparents, Ceferino and Flora;
Funeral services for Nancy and Emanuel were held Monday, Aug. 10, at the Hart Memorial Chapel with Bro. Raymond Glass officiating.
Interment followed in the Chuculate Cemetery.

REYELTS
Mundwiler Funeral Home of Milbank, S.D., announces the death of Neil REYELTS, age 50, of Stilwell, Okla., a former Wilmot, S.D., resident.
Neil REYELTS died July 25, in Stilwell as a result of a drowning accident. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 30, in the Wilmot Lutheran Church. Rev. Nancy Kauppi officiated and interment was in the Wilmot Lutheran Cemetery.
Neil Allen REYELTS was born Feb. 17, 1948 at Milbank, S.D., the son of William and Doris SANDBAKKEN REYELTS.
He attended rural schools in Springdale Township, Roberts County, S.D. He lived on the family farm in Roberts County and enjoyed raising and showing cattle.
He was united in marriage on Sept. 4, 1971 at Wilmot with Sandra CARLSON.
He served in the National Guard from 1966-72.
Neil worked as a cattle buyer and in 1983 moved to Jay, Okla. In 1987 he moved to Stilwell. He was a member of the Wilmot Lutheran Church and had been baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.
Neil is survived by: his mother, Doris of S.D; two daughters, Dawn and Diane; one grandson, Jacob; five brothers, Gerald , Dennis, David, Richard , and Rick;
He was preceded in death by his father and one sister. The Mundwiler Funeral Home of Milbank, S.D., was in charge of the arrangements.

SULLINS
William "Bill" J. SULLINS was born May 3, 1938 in Harlingen, Texas, to Jesse Edward SULLINS and Norma Lee POWERS SULLINS. He departed this life Aug. 4, 1998 at Memorial Hospital in Stilwell at the age of 60 years, 3 months and 1 day.
He served in the Marines from 1957 to 1963. He was a police officer for the Stilwell Police Department and a security guard for Tyson Foods.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Jesse and Norma SULLINS; an infant son, William Jesse SULLINS, Jr.; and one sister Maymie PENFIELD DEVORE.
Bill is survived by: three daughters, Billie, Nancy and Glenda; seven sisters, Glenda, Temmie, Geraldine, Ozelma, Louise and Joy, and Hazel; five brothers, Edward, Jimmy and Ray, and Dale and Lester; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandson; 58 nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Aug. 7 at the Hart Memorial Chapel with Mr. Larry Hatfield officiating. Interment was in the Stilwell City Cemetery.

August 20, 1998

CRAWFORD
1st Lt. Raymond Martin CRAWFORD, U.S.M.C., retired, 75 of Evansville, Ark., died Saturday, Aug. 15, 1998 at Washington Regional Medical Center
He was born April 26, 1923 at Blytheville, Ark., the son of Ira and Ruth BARBER CRAWFORD.
Raymond retired in Evansville after serving 30 years in the Marine Corps with the 1st and 3rd Marine Corps Division. His tours of duty included the Atlantic Campaign during World War 11, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam Campaign. Some of Raymond's medals and commendations include the Presidental Unit Citation, Victory Medal World War 11, U.N. Service Medal, Korean Presidental Unit Citation, Good Conduct Medal and Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation Cross of Gallantry.
Raymond was preceded in death by his wife of 46 hears, Hilda GOLDMAN CRAWFORD, and a son, Robert; his parents; his sister Dorothy EUBANKS, and a nephew Dan EUBANKS, both of Blytheville.
Survivors include: a daughter, Ruth Ann; a son, Richard; two sisters, Gail , and Sandy ; two nephews, Bob , and Jim.
Funeral services were to be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, with Tim Giles officiating, at Evansville Community Church. Interment was to be at Lewis Cemetery near Evansville, Ark. under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Van Buren, Ark.

BAYS
Claude Mathew BAYS, son of Ira BAYS and Ina MCNEECE BAYS, was born Oct. 6, 1921 in Barton County, Mo., and departed this life into eternity on Aug. 10, 1998 at St. Edwards Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith, Ark. at the age of 76 years, 10 months and 3 days.
Claude was married to Harriet Ann COBLE on Dec. 7, 1963 in Reno, Nev.
Claude enlisted in the United States Army in August 1942. He participated in the following campaigns -- Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Central Europe and Rhineland. He was awarded five Bronze Stars for the above campaigns and also received the Good Conduct Medal.
He was preceded in death by: both parents; three brothers, Paul, George and Chester BAYS; and one sister Dolly LEWALLEN.
He is survived by: his wife Harriet, one daughter, Claudia; one sister Ethe; one brother, Charles of Calif.; four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 13, 8n the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Cothren officiating. Interment followed at the Honey Hill Cemetery.

ENGLAND
Lizzie ENGLAND, daughter of Stan HUMMINGBIRD, Sr. and Lula JOHNSON HUMMINGBIRD, was born Aug. 24, 1915 in Stilwell, Okla. and departed this life to be with her Lord on Aug. 14, 1998 at Memorial Hospital in Stilwell at the age of 82 years, 11 months and 20 days.
Lizzie was married to Alex ENGLAND in 1935 in Stilwell, and from this union were born three children: Alfred, Eugene and William Ray. She was a long-time member of the Antioch Baptist Church in Peavine and was of the Baptist faith.
Lizzie was preceded in death by: both parents; husband Alex ENGLAND in 1997; and two sons, Eugene and William Ray ENGLAND.
She is survived by: one son, Alfred; two grandsons, Charles and Ronnie; one great-grandson, Nicholas; three sisters, Nanny, Lila and Betty; three brothers, Johnnie Sr., Jake and Stan.
Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 17, at the Antioch Baptist Church in Peavine with Rev. John Gonzales and Sam England officiating. Interment followed at the England Cemetery under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Stilwell.

URICH
Marion George URICH, son of George Rudolph URICH and Millie MARTIN URICH, was born Oct. 29, 1927 in Boynton, Okla. and departed this life into eternity Aug. 8, 1998 at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, Ark. at the age of 70 years, 9 months and 18 days.
Marion's first marriage was to Doris Dean HUDSON, and from this union were born two children: Michael and Ricky Alan.
He was later married to his second wife Sidni, who preceded him in death.
He was preceded in death by both parents and second wife Sidni.
He is survived by: two sons, Michael, and Ricky; one brother N.A.; two granddaughters.
Graveside funeral services were held Thursday, Aug, 13, at the Baptist Mission Cemetery with Bro. Marion Graves of Muskogee officiating, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Westville.

LONG
Michael Pierce LONG, son of John William LONG and Louie Mae TEAGUE LONG, was born July 29, 1913 in Protem, Mo., and departed this life into eternity Aug. 12, 1998 at Memorial Hospital in Stilwell, Okla., at the age of 85 years and 13 days.
Michael was married to Clara Faye BARNES on March 27, 1934 in Newkirk, Okla., and from this union were born three children: Raymond Gene, Glenda Jo and Joni. Michael was a farmer most of his life. He also served as a police officer and a shriff's deputy.
He was preceded in death by both parents; wife, Clara Faye; five brothers; three sisters; and one great-grandson, Tony OSTERHAUT.
He is survived by: two sons, Raymond Gene and Jim; two daughters, Glenda Jo and Joni; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Graveside funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 14, at the Stilwell City Cemetery with Rev. Neal Dillard of Welling officiating, under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Stilwell.

DOWNING
Funeral services for Ned DOWNING were held Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Hart Memorial Chapel in Westville with Dr. Dwayne Conner officiating. Interment followed in the Downing Cemetery.
Ned was born April 23, 1926 in Baron, Okla. to Alex DOWNING and Susie GAULTNEY DOWNING. He departed this life Aug. 11, 1998 at St. David's Hospital in Austin, Texas, at the age of 72 years, 3 months and 15 days.
Ned joined the military at the age of 17 and retired from the Air Force.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Alex and Susie DOWNING; one brother, Clem DOWNING; and one sister Nina BOLES.
Ned is survived by: his wife Rache; one son Ned; one daughter Diana; two sisters, Jane and Isabel; two grandchildren

August 27, 1998

FISHINGHAWK
Jesse FISHINGHAWK, son of Dawes FISHINGHAWK and Sallie SCOTT FISHINGHAWK, was born June 29, 1929 in Tahlequah, Okla., and departed from this life into eternity on Aug. 24, 1998 at his home in Stilwell at the age of 69 years, 1 month and 25 days.
He was married to Ann Louise LITTLEHEAD in 1953 and from this union six children were born.
He was preceded in death by: his father; wife Ann Louise in 1971; one infant son; and on grandchild.
He is survived by: two sons, Jesse of Okla., and Curtis of N.Y.; three daughters, Kathy and Dorothy of Mo., and Linda Sue of N.Y.; mother Sallie of Okla.; four brothers, Houston, Robert, Tom and Lester, all of Okla.; three sisters, Becky, Susie and Sara, all of Stilwell; 20 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 28, at 11 a.m. at the Fairfield Baptist Church with interment following in the Fairfield Cemetery under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home.

RANK
Graveside services for Audrey Lorraine CORNTASSEL LANGLEY RANK were held Saturday, Aug. 22 at the Ketcher Cemetery in Westville with Rev. Claude McGee officiating. Services were under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Westville.
Audrey was born July 27, 1923 near Westville, Okla., to John F. and Zora E. HASTINGS CORNTASSEL. She passed from this life Aug. 19, 1998 at the Westville Nursing Home at the age of 75 years and 22 days.
Audrey was married to Jesse R. W. LANGLEY on Feb. 6, 1941 in Watts, Okla. To this union were born two daughters, Thelma Joyce and Florence, and four sons, Bill, Robert B., Arnold L. and Richard R. Jesse passed away Feb. 5, 1967 after 25 years of marriage.
Audrey was a widow for several years before remarrying. She married Walter RANK on Nov. 7, 1977 in Madison County, Ark., Walter passed away in April of 1987. She has been a widow since his passing.
Audrey leaves behind to mourn her passing; two daughters, Thelma Joyce of Okla., and Florence of Nev.; four sons, Bill and Arnold of Okla., and Robert and Richard of Calif.; one brother, John of Calif.; one sister, Gladys of Calif.; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grtandchildren; a host of friends and other relatives.

NUTTER
Graveside services for Charles Clayton NUTTER were held Sunday, Aug. 23, at the Row Cemetery in Colcord, Okla., with Rev. Hurley Holcombe officiating. Services were under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Westville.
Charles was born March 14, 1904 in Stilwell, Okla., to William and Anne PATTON NUTTER. He passed from this life Aug. 22, 1998 at the Siloam Springs Hospital at the age of 94 years, 5 months and 8 days.
Charles was married to Opal POTTER on Feb.9, 1952 and a retired railroad worker.
He was preceded in death by his parents; William and Anne NUTTER, his wife, Opal POTTER NUTTER, and two sisters.
Charles is survived by his son Joseph of Okla.

WILHITE
Donna Lynn WILHITE, daughter of Leroy MURRAY and Opal May SUTPHIN MURRAY, was born May 21, 1953 in Columbus, Kansas, and departed this life to be with her Lord on Aug. 21, 1998 in Stilwell, Okla., at the age of 45 years and 3 months. Donna was the fifth of seven children born to Leroy and Opal.
She married Delbert WILHITE on Sept. 5, 1975 in Stilwell, Okla., and from this union were born two sons; Eddie and Derrick.
She was preceded in death by her father, Leroy MURRAY, and on brother, Leroy "Buddy" MURRAY.
She is survived by: her husband, Delbert WILHITE of the home; two sons, Eddie and Derrick, both of Okla.; one grandson, Cody Land of Okla.; her mother Opal of Kansas; two brothers, William and Allen of Kansas; three sisters, Ethel of Fla., Linda of Hawaii, and Jackie of Okla.; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many, many friends.
Funeral services were to be held Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 2 p.m. at the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel in Stilwell with Rev. Bobby Cothren and Rev. Jerry Wayne Gatewood officiating. Interment was to follow at the Honey Hill Cemetery.

WILLIAMS
Harold WILLIAMS, son of Haskell J. and Irene MCCULLY WILLIAMS, was born June 30, 1940 in Stilwell, Okla. He passed from this life on Aug. 21, 1998 at the Tulsa Regional Medical Center, at the age of 58 years, 1 month and 21 days.
Harold was preceded in death by his father, Haskell J. WILLIAMS, Sr. in May of this year.
Survivors include: his wife, Barbara of the home; three daughters, Carla and Brenda of Mo., and Teresa of Okla.; three stepchidren, Dani, Thomas and James, all of Ark.; two grandchildren Chasity and Jackie Dale of Mo.; five stepgrandchildren, Lucas, Jacob, Madison, Carissa and Ashtyn, all of Ark., and Makayla of Okla.; his mother, Irene of Okla.; three brothers, Haskell and Harley of Okla., and Harvey of Texas; three sisters, Juna and Rena of Okla., and Glenda of Mo.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, Aug 25, in the Stilwell City Cemetery. Rev. Thomas Still officiated, under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Stilwell.

KEYS
Jackie Lee KEYS, son of Charles KEYS and Sarah BRIGGS KEYS, was born Aug. 3, 1939 and departed this life on Aug. 24, 1998 at W.W. Hastings Hospital in Tahlequah, Okla. at the age of 59 years and 20 days.
Jackie was preceded in death by both parents and one sister, Clealus LEE.
He is survived by: two sisters, Joanna of Calif. and Patsy of Tahlequah; two nieces, six nephews and a host of relatives and many, many friends.
Graveside funeral services are planned at the Stilwell City Cemetery Thursday morning of this week. Arrangements are under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Stilwell.

PHILPOTT
John Lewis PHILPOTT was born Dec. 5, 1936 and went to be with the Lord on July 15, 1998.
He was born in Tahlequah, Okla., to James Robert and Leonia PHILPOT.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Bobbie Lee and James Paul and baby brother Robert Henry; and two sisters, Edith Marie and Pearly Mae SHEPHERD.
He is survived by: his wife, Gloria; one son, Randell; a daughter, Susann; three grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends, and seven sisters, Mamie, Rosie, Betty, Florence, Lorene, Mickie and Ruthie, all of Okla.; two brothers, Lawrence of Ark. and Bill of Okla.
Graveside services were held in Broken Arrow, Okla.

HOLCOMB
Funeral services for Richard Ray HOLCOMB, 58 of Vian, were held Tuesday, Aug. 25, at the Reed-Culver Chapel of Tahlequah with Rev. Crosslin Smith and Rev. Virgil Holcomb officiating. Interment followed in the Caney Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Dewey Catron, Ronnie Goff, Leroy Webber, Richard Dirtseller, Larry Webber, and Joe Smith. Honorary pallbearers were Lamond Weese and Timothy D. Weese
Mr. HOLCOMB was born Dec. 25, 1939 in Welling, Okla., the son of Johnson Richard and Eliza PIGEON HOLCOMB, and he died Aug. 21, 1998 in Vian.
Mr. HOLCOMB married Mary Alice SANDS in 1978 and to this union six children were born.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; one brother, Jeff HOLCOMB; and one son, Dale Ray HOLCOMB.
Survivors include: two sons, Ray Dean and Don; three daughters, Sarah, Rita Jo and Denisa Gail; four brothers, Charley, Henry, Oly and Joe; three sisters, Betty, Mamie and Annie, all of Okla.; eight grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, as well as a host of friends and loved ones.

September 3, 1998

WARD
Carl Utah WARD was born May 27, 1930, in Stilwell, Okla., to Charlie Earwood WARD and Lillie Mae CAPPS WARD, and departed this life Aug. 27, 1998 in Stilwell, Okla., at the age of 68 years and 3 months.
Carl married Maudie Jewel POOR in Chickasha, Okla., in 1952, and to this union were born four daughters: Judy, Sandra, Sue and Carlene. Carl was blessed with ten grandchildren: Daniel, Chad, Darrell, Julie, Jeff, Joe, Lindsey, Dewayne, Donna and Jason. He also had five great-grandchildren: Joshua, Johnny, Justin, Jacob and Cody. He was preceded in death by: his wife, Maudie Jewel WARD; his parents; two brothers, Charlie and Watie WARD; and one sister Zelma POOR.
Carl is survived by his four daughers and their husbands; his grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Vera and Juanita both of Okla.; one brother, Floyd of Okla.; a special friend Florence of Okla.
Graveside services were held Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Oak Grove Cemetery with Bro. Lenard Poor officiating. Services were under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Stilwell.

FISHINGHAWK
Jesse FISHINGHAWK, son of Dawes FISHINGHAWK and Sallie SCOTT FISHINGHAWK, was born June 29, 1929 in Tahlequah, Okla., and departed from this life into eternity on Aug. 24, 1998 at his home in Stilwell at the age of 69 years, 1 month and 25 days.
He was married to Ann Louise LITTLEHEAD in 1953 and from this union were born six children.
He was preceded in death by his father; wife Ann Louise in 1971; one infant son; and one grandchild.
He is survived by: two sons, Jesse, Jr. of Okla., and Curtis of N.Y.; three daughters, Kathy of Okla., Dorothy of Mo., and Linda Sue of N.Y.; his mother Sallie of Okla.; four brothers, Houston, Robert, Tom and Lester, all of Okla.; three sisters, Rebecca, Susie and Sarah, all of Okla.; 20 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren;
Funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 28, at the Fairfield Baptist Church, and interment followed at the Fairfield Cemetery under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home.

ROSS
Polly ROSS was born July 26, 1915 in Sequoyah County, Okla., the daughter of James W. and Lila HARDBERGER VANN, and she died Aug. 28, 1998 in Ft. Smith, Ark., at the age of 83. She was a member of the New Baptist Church.
Mrs. ROSS was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, Frank ROSS, in 1975; one daughter; three brothers, Isaac VANN, Arceum VANN and Bill VANN; three sisters, Jenny HOTHOUSE, Lizzie VANN and Sifroida GLASS; and one half-brother, John BYRD.
Survivors include: three sons, William and Charlie of Okla., and Johnson of Ark.; five daughters, Juanita, Lillie, Susie, Frances and Linda, all of Okla.; two brothers, Wilson and Johnson, both of Okla.; 34 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives, friends and loved ones.
Funeral services for Mrs. ROSS were held Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the New Baptist Church in Greasy with Rev. Larry Pritchett and Rev. Ted Qualls officiating. Interment followed in the Belfonte Cemetery under the direction of Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Tahlequah. Pallbearers were James Byrd, Johnny Vann, Jody Vann, Cornelius Vann, Martin Vann, Jimmy Vann, Watie Vann, Perry Byrd and Albert Ross. Honorary pallbearers were Leonard Duncan and Rainwater Kimble. Flower girls were Angela Gonzales, Luck Ketcher, Sisie Cherry, Amy Hooper and Georgina Pritchett.

Thursday, September 10, 1998

DONALDSON
Cheryl Jean DONALDSON, of Westville, was born April 22, 1955 in Joliett, Ill., to Henry ROBINSON and Francis STANSILL ROBINSON. She departed this life September 3, 1998 at the Gravette Medical Center in Gravette, Ark., at the age of 43 years, 4 months and 11 days.
Cheryl was married to Joe E. DONALDSON, Sr. on August 20, 1981 in Holt, Mo.
She was employed by Baldor Electric in Westville for 10 years.
She is survived by her husband, Joe of Okla.; her father Henry and step-mother, Hallie (who helped raise her), of Mo.; her mother, Francis of Mo.; three daughters, Barbara Ann and Betty Jo, both of Mo., and Kathy of Okla.; three sons, Joe, Jr. of Mo., Tim of Okla., and Jason of Ark.; three brothers, Henry, Terry and Jake, all of Mo.; one sister, Cindy, of Mo.; one half-sister, Amy of Mo.; and eight grandchildren, Troy, Stephanie, Tracy Jo, Evan, Steve, Kyle, J.D. and Cheyenne.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 5, at the Hart Memorial Chapel in Westville with Rev. Mike HAYES officiating.

HILL
Memorial services for Cleburn HILL, 85, were held Thursday, September 3, 1998 at the Church of Religious Science in San Jose, Calif.
Mr. HILL was born May 28, 1913 in Stilwell, Okla., the son of Mary Culver HILL and William Sid HILL. He died August 29, 1998 in San Jose, Calif.
He attended Stilwell Schools, graduating in 1931 from high school. Shortly after he moved to California, he joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942, where he served four years, two years in the South Pacific.
Upon his return from the service, he married Faynell SMITH of Westville Okla., in January 1946. They returned to Salinas, Calif., where their son Rodney was born. Mr. HILL retired in 1980. He was a member of the Salinas Masonic Lodge, Optimist Club and was very active in Little League.
In San Jose he was a member of Toastmasters, Kiwanis, and was president of the board of directors of the Church of Religious Science.
Mr. HILL was preceded in death by: his parents; two brothers, Carl HILL and Glenn HILL; and one sister Mildred HILL.
Survivors include: his wife, Faynell, of the home; one son, Rodney, Sr.; one grandson, Rodney, Jr.; two granddaughters, Marnie and Erin; two great grandchildren, Chad and Courtney, all of Calif.; and two sisters, Betty and Paulene, both of Okla.
Funeral directors were Lima Family, Erickson Mortuary of San Jose, Calif.

KING
Hattie Mae KING, of Proctor, was born February 8, 1926 in Memphis, Texas, the daughter of Clyde and Bernice JONES PEACE, and she died September 2, 1998 in Tahlequah at the age of 72.
Mrs. KING attended Oakdale Elementary School and graduated from Bagley High School.
Hattie married Lincoln Floyd KING, on June 14, 1948 in Tahlequah.
Mrs. KING was preceded in death by her father and her husband, Lincoln, in August of 1976.
Survivors include: her mother, Bernice, of Okla.; one son Richard of Okla.; two daughters, Linda of Okla., and Melba of Ill.; one brother, Dean of Texas; five grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 5, at Reed-Culver Chapel [in Tahlequah] with Rev. Tommy DUFFIELD officiating. Interment followed in the Boudinot Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Willie VANN, Randy PEACE, Rick PEACE, Wayne BAILEY, Ken SECRATT and James SECRATT. Honorary pallbearer was Eugene STOPP.

KOSSA
Funeral services for Sherri Lynn KOSSA will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, September 10, at the Hart Memorial Chapel in Westville with Rev. Audie VAUGHTN officiating. Interment will follow in the Spade Mountain Cemetery.
She was born December 9, 1958 in Peoria, Ill., to Dewey Ray BUTLER and Emma Jean LEMASTER BUTLER. She departed this life September 6, 1998 in Siloam Springs, Ark., following a short illness at the age of 39 years, 8 months and 27 days. Sherri was of the Pentecostal Faith.
She was preceded in death by her father, Dewey BUTLER; three brothers, Rick, Carl and Brian BUTLER; and one nephew, Jimmy Ray BUTLER.
Sherri is survived by: two beloved daughters, Stacey and Charlotte, both of the home; her mother Emma; two sisters Fay and Debbie; three brothers, Bill, Larry and Michael, all of Okla.; several nieces, nephews, a host of relatives, friends and loved ones.

BUTTS
Lora Velma BUTTS, daughter of Oscar Adair GUTHRIE and Cora Anice FORD GUTHRIE was born February 23, 1904 in Stilwell, Oklahoma, [Indian Territory] and departed this life to be with her Lord on September 6, 1998 at Muskogee Regional Medical Center at the age of 94 years, 6 months and 13 days.
Lora married Silas BUTTS who preceded her in death in the mid 1970's.
She was a resident of the Fort Gibson Nursing Home for many years. She was a very active member of the Baptist Church in both Muskogee and Broken Arrow. She enjoyed teaching Sunday school and leading othes to the Lord. She was a bookkeeper and school teacher for years and loved working at the Baptist Hospital in Muskogee before retirement.
She is preceded in death by both parents, husband Silas and four brothers.
She is survived by: one sister, Wilma of Okla.
Funeral services will be held, Wednesday, September 9, 1998 at 10:00 a.m. at the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Roger HANEY of the First Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Stilwell City Cemetery.

September 17, 1998

HICKEY
Memorial services for Beverly Gail HICKEY were held Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Stilwell City Cemetery with Mr. Larry Hatfield and Mr. Joe Smith officiating. Services were under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Stilwell.
Beverly was born April 3, 1944 in Muskogee, Okla., to Warren G. WATKINS and Doris ROYSTER WATKINS. She departed this live Sept. 7, 1998 in Stilwell, Okla., at the age of 54 years, 5 months and 4 days.
She was a nurse's aide and was a member of the Church of Christ in Stilwell.
She was married to Danny HICKEY, who preceded her in death in 1995. She was also preceded in death by: her parents; her daughter, Kimberly HICKEY; and her grandparents, Bruce and Lena WATKINS.
She is survived by: her brother Mike of Colo.; her sister Betty of Wash.; three nieces, Christie and Julie of Colo. and Sandy of Wash.; one nephew, Eric also of Wash.; three aunts, Geneva of Wash., Hazel of Calif., and Pat of Ark.

DEASON
Funeral services for Burl Franklin "Frank" Deason were held Friday, Sept. 11, at the Spade Mountain Church with Bro. Steven Hunter and Bro. Olin Vaughn officiating. Interment followed in the Spade Mountain Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Stilwell.
He was born May 6, 1927 in Adair Co, Okla., to Homer Leslie DEASON and Flora Elizabeth WALKER DEASON. He departed this life Sept. 8, 1998 in Stilwell, Okla., at the age of 71 years, 4 months and 2 days.
Frank served in the Army during the Korean Conflict.
He married Della Mae O'NEAL on Dec. 24, 1951 in Van Buren, Ark. Frank was of the Holiness faith.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; six brothers, Cecil, Jerry, Arlis, Bruce, Arie and Morris DEASON; and one sister Patsy DEASON.
Frank is survived by: his wife, Della Mae; two sons, Burl Wesley and Richard Leon; two granddaughters, Deanna Michelle and Sonya Kay; one stepgrandson, Richard Anthony; three stepgreat-granddaughters, Veronica, Amber and Elaina; three brothers, Murl, Billy John and Dee, all of Okla.

HUBBARD
Graveside services for Clarence "Buster" Eugene HUBBARD will be held Thursday, Sept. 17, at Mollie Fields Cemetery with Rev. Claude McGee officiating. Interment will be under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Westville.
Clarence was born Feb. 13, 1921 in Chewey, Okla., to Don and Minnie HUBBARD and departed this life Sept. 11, 1998, in Roswell, N.M. at the age of 77 years, 6 months and 28 days.
He was married June 14, 1963 in Kelso, Wash., to Virginia Clarissa KING.
Clarence was a cattle rancher and had served in the Army during W.W. 11.
Clarence was preceded in death by: his parents; three brothers, Lee, Charlie and Don RAYMOND; one stepbrother, Frank WHITMIRE; two sisters, Juanita and Emma; and one nephew, Don HUBBARD.
He is survived by: his wife; one son, Gary of Ore.; one daughter Diana of Mont.; one sister, Louise of Calif; one stepsister, Evelyn of N.M.; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; nieces Mary, Imajean, Anne, MariLynn and Janice; and nephews Steven and Jeff.

BEACH
James Carl "Jimmie" BEACH, son of Sherman BEACH and Clara MCGUIRE BEACH, was born Dec. 22, 1919 in Washington County, Ark., near Cincinnati and departed this life to be with his Lord on Sept. 7, 1998 at his home near Westville at the age of 78 years, 8 months and 15 days.
Jimmie married Edith MAPLES on Sept. 22, 1940 and from his union were born two children: James and Bobby. He attended the first Baptist Church of Westville, where he was a faithful member for many years.
He was preceded in death by both parents and one sister, Ima Mae HENRY.
He is survived by: his wife, Edith; two sons, James and Bobby, of Okla.; one brother, Gene of Okla.; one sister Florence of Texas; seven grandchildren, Johnny, of Ark., Janedith and Christina, both of Texas, Jim Ed of Colo., Tommy and Timmy of Okla., and Joe of Kansas. He is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Westville with Bro. Mark Chenoweth officiating. Interment followed at the Westville City Cemetery under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home.

BAKER
Margaret Ozel BAKER, daughter of Thomas SELF and Maggie PROCTOR SELF, was born Jan. 20, 1916 in Tennessee and departed this life to be with her Lord on Sept. 13, 1998 at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith, Ark., at the age of 82 years, 7 months and 23 days.
Margaret married L.G. "Buck" BAKER, and from this union were born three children: Ed, James and one infant that died at birth. Margaret was a homemaker and loved the duties that followed her role as wife, mother and grandmother. Some of his favorite hobbies included quilting and gardening.
She was preceded in death by: both parents; her husband; one brother; one sister; and one infant child.
She is survived by: two sons, Ed and James, both of Okla.; one brother, Tal of Ala.; two sisters Sybil of Ga. and Edith of Ala.; two grandchildren, Chris and Lisa; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were to be held Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 2 p.m. at the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel in Stilwell with Bro. Noble Casey officiating. Interment was to follow at the Bunch Cemetery.

ARNALL
Funeral services for Mary ARNALL, 76 of Tahlequah, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at the First Assembly of God Church in Tahlequah. Officiating will be Pastor Kenneth Fent.
Mary was born Sept. 6, 1922 in Ft. Smith, Ark., the daughter of Nellie KIMMERLY and John Wesley HILL. She departed this life at her residence on Sept. 15, 1998.
Mary was preceded in death by: her husband, William Russell ARNALL; her parents; a sister, Nita GRUBB; and a brother John Henry HILL.
She is survived by: four sons, Charles and Russell, both of Okla., and Johnny of Mo.; two daughters, Rhonda and Deidra, both of Okla; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Leora.

SIEGMANN

Oma WATKINS GREEN SIEGMANN departed this life Sept. 14, 1998 in Stilwell.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m. at the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at the Honey Hill Cemetery.

WAMSLEY
Graveside services for Velma Loraine WAMSLEY were held Monday, Sept. 14 at the Westville City Cemetery with Rev. Larry Stoops officiating. Services were under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Westville.
Velma was born Sept. 5, 1910 in Lewis, Kansas, to George JOHNSON and Abbie MCCLAREN JOHNSON. She departed from this life Sept. 11, 1998 at the Westville Nursing Home at the age of 88 years and 6 days.
She was married to Bob WAMSLEY on Oct. 31, 1931 in Seminole, Okla., and was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; and one brother Merle JOHNSON.
Velma is survived by: two sisters, Flora of Okla. and Erma of Kansas.

KELLY
Wiley Lee KELLEY, son of Charley KELLEY and Minnie Bell WOODS KELLEY, was born June 11, 1905 in Chewey, Okla., and passed from this life into eternity on Sept. 13, 1998 at Memorial Hospital in Stilwell, Okla., at the age of 93 years, 3 months and 1 day.
Wiley married Bertha ROYCE on June 15, 1934 and from this union were born two children: Elizabeth and Charles. He was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church.
He was preceded in death by: both parents; his wife; son Charles Levi KELLEY; and two brothers, Johnny KELLEY and Arthur KELLEY.
He is survived by: one daughter Elizabeth of Calif.; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 15 at the Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Westville with Bro. Brian Bowerman of Farmington, Ark., officiating. Interment followed at the Westville City Cemetery.

September 24, 1998

STEINBUCK
Dora Jane STEINBUCK, know to family and friends as Jane, was born Sept. 1, 1936 at Independence, Kansas, to Forest Merton WALL and Eva Ella JACKSON. She died Sept. 13, 1998 at Corona Regional Hospital in Corona, Calif., at the age of 62 years, 1 week and 5 days.
She was married to Marvin Young STEINBUECK Sr. on Feb. 25, 1963.
She was prededed in death by both her parents.
Janes is survived by: her husband Marvin of Calif.; four sons, Gene and Joe of Okla., Marty of Kansas and Marvin Jr. of Ore.; three daughters, Marsha and Marlene of Okla. and Mary of Ark.; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; seven stepgrandchildren; and three brothers, Forest of Tenn., and Frank and Keith of Okla.
A memorial service with family and friends will be held Saturday, Sept. 26, at 2 p.m. at Victory Southern Baptist Church on Hwy. 51 East. Services will be performed by Rev. Randy Proctor.

GYLES
Tim E. GYLES, Evansville, Ark., was born Dec. 11, 1919 in Weatherford, Okla., the son of Thomas William GYLES and Evan SMALLEY GYLES, and passed from this life Sept. 17, 1998 at Washington Regional Hospital of Fayetteville, Ark., at the age of 78 years.
Tim was a pastor of Grace Fellowship Church in Evansville, Ark., and a veteran of W.W.11.
Survivors include: his wife, Martha ABBOTT GYLES of the home; two daughters, Priscilla of Ark., and Patricia of Okla.; two brothers T.W. of Okla., and Jack of Calif; three sisters, Elizabeth of Ark., Leona of Ariz., and Cherrol of Okla.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, Sept 21, at First Assembly of God in Lincoln, Ark., with interment in the Vineyard Cemetery in Evansville. Services were under the direction of Luginbuel Funeral Home. Memorials may be sent to Gideons International.
Pallbearers were Tim Bellamy, Jonathan Frazier, Christopher Frazier, Jason Gross and Jamie Sumner. Honorary pallbearers were L.J. Caswell, Douglas Cox, Darrell Mattox, Delton Norton and Willis Winkler.

HERN
William Cecil HERN was born May 27, 1914 in Hitchita, Okla., to James Lewis HERN and Malinda WATERS HERN, and departed this life on earth Sept. 15, 1998 at Memorial Hospital in Siloam Springs, Ark., at the age of 84 years, 3 months and 18 days.
He and Maudie WHITE were married in December 1935, making the Westville area their home, where he has been a farmer and a rancher for many years. To this union were born five children: Sharlene, Elaine, Marilyn, David and Larry.
He gave his heart to God in a brush arbor at the age of 29, touching many lives through the years with his ministry and care for others. He was a faithful attendee of the Assembly of God Church in Westville.
He was preceded in death by: both parents; daughter Elaine; two brothers, Dennis and Buford; and one sister Oma TERRILL.
He is survived by: his wife; two sons, David of Mo., and Larry of Ark.; two daughters, Marilyn and Sharlene, but of Okla.; one sister, Lillian of Okla.; one brother, Wayne of Calif.; nephew J.V. of Calif.; nine granchildren, Paullita, Sandy, Stacy, Burl Jr., Sherry, James, Michael, Marty and Kelly; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 18, at the Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Westville with Bro. Mike Hayes officiating. Interment followed at the Westville City Cemetery.

THURN
Raymond John THURN, son of John and Edith SPENCER THURN, was born June 13, 1920 in Little Port, Iowa, and departed this life to be with his Lord Sept. 18, 1998 at Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Okla, at the age of 78 years, 3 months and 4 days.
Ray served his wartime duty in World War 11 and was honorably discharged near the end of the war.
In 1997 Ray met and married Zona CATHER FLUTE and moved to the Stilwell area.
He was preceded in death by: both parents; first wife, Geraldine; and one sister, Florence HAMLETT.
He is survived by: his wife Zora; two sons, Larry and Scott, both of Mo.; one daughter Terry of Mo.; one stepson Richard of Okla.; two stepdaughters, Lawana of Okla, and Phyllis of Mo.; one brother John of Iowa; two sisters, Marguerite and Doris of Iowa; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and four stepgrandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, Sept. 21 at the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home chapel with Rev. John Hummingbird officiating. Interment followed at the Ewing Chapel Cemetery.

SANDERS
Graveside services for Charles Sam SANDERS, 51, of Stilwell, were held Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Cherry Tree Cemetery with Rev. Sam Nakedhead officiating and under the direction of Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Tahlequah.
Pallbearers were Charley Holcomb, Henry Holcomb, Oly Holcomb, Joe Holcomb, Jimbo Feathers and Tom Mose. Honorary pallbearers were Rick Pigeon, Roger Pigeon and Randy Feathers.
Mr. Sanders was born Jan. 10, 1947 in Stilwell, Okla., the son of Frank and Fannie SCRAPER SANDERS, and he died Sept. 19, 1998 in Tulsa.
Mr. Sanders attended Cave Springs Schools. He was of the Baptist faith.
Mr. Sanders was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Nellie SANDERS FEATHERS.
Survivors include: one sister, Hazel of Okla.; one niece Nina of Okla; one great-niece; two great-nephews; and one great-great-nephew.

BAIRD
Flora M. REED BAIRD was born Feb. 1, 1907 in Patrick, Ark., to Jacob and Abby COMBS REED, and departed this life to be with her Lord on Sept. 16, 1998 at the Stilwell Nursing Home at the age of 91 years, 7 months and 15 days.
Flora was married to James Abraham BAIRD on Feb. 7, 1925 and from this union were born 13 children.
She accepted the Lord at a Brush Arbor revival in 1935 and she was of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by both parents: husband Jim; two brothers and one sister. She was also preceded by six sons, Bobby Willard, Allen, Ray, Earl(Shorty), James and Robert (Okie); one daughter, Gertrude MCMURTRY; three grandchildren, Jim LONG, Eugene BAIRD and James David BAIRD; and one great-granddaughter, Angela CAMPBELL.
She is survived by: three sons, Curtis, Ed and Johnny, all of Okla.; three daughters, Mary and Betty, both of Okla., and Annie of Ark.; 51 grandchildren; 89 great-grandchildren; 41 great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 18, at the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Aaron Barton officiating. Interment followed at the Pilgrim Rest Cemetery.

WHEELER
Funeral services for Irene WHEELER were held Friday, Sept. 18, at the Illinois River Baptist Church in Chewey, Okla., with Rev. Andrew Harlin and Rev. Bill Drywater officiating. Interment followed in the Crittenden Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Westville.
Irene was born Oct. 18, 1937 in Chewey, Okla., to Tom VANN and Lydia CRITTENDEN VANN. She departed this life Sept. 16, 1998 in Watts, Okla., at the age of 60 years, 10 months and 28 days.
She was married to Jerry WHEELER in July of 1989 in Chewey, Okla. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Illinois River Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one infant daughter and two grandchildren. Irene is survived by: her husband; two daughters, Joann of Okla, and Pokie of Kansas; four sons, Andrew and Albert, both of Okla. and Wilbert and Jamie, both of Kansas; 19 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

FOLSUM
Funeral services for Malcom Brent FOLSUM, 47 of Tahlequah, were to be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Reed-Culver Chapel in Tahlequah with Rev. Grover James and Rev. Randall Cummings officiating. Interment was to follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Pallbearers were to include William Gregory, Jason Ross, Buddy Cooper, Gerald Wyche, Charles Watson, Robert Watson, Jeff Salazar and Jeff Scott. Honorary pallbearers were to be Olan Durant, Jr., Richard Folsum, Thomas Billy, Gerald Tiger, John W. Hamilton and Edward Old Bear, Jr.
Malcom "Bobby" FOLSUM was born Oct. 12, 1950 in Atoka, Okla., the son of Woodrow and Louise LEFLORE FOLSUM, and he died Sept. 19, 1998 in Tulsa.
Mr. FOLSUM is survived by: his wife, Juanita; one son, John of Okla; three daughters, Paula Kay, Bobbi Jo and Thresa Ann, all of Okla.; three granddaughters, Bethany Jo, Amy Nicole and Helen Gayle, all of Okla; four sisters, Melinda, Hazel and Anna, of Okla., and Joyce of Ariz.; and two brothers, Richard and Olan, both of Okla.

SIEGMANN
Oma WATKINS GREEN SIEGMANN, daughter of Harley WATKINS and Lilly GARDENHIRE WATKINS, was born Sept. 7, 1914 in Stilwell, Okla., and departed this life to be with her Lord on Sept. 14, 1998 at the Stilwell Nursing Home at the age of 84 years and 6 days.
Oma married Woodrow GREEN June 22, 1932 and to this union were born three sons: Buster, Bobby Jack and Kenneth Wayne. After Woodrow's death in 1952, Oma was remarried to Junior SIEGMANN. She was preceded in death by: both parents; first husband, Woodrow GREEN; and second husbnad Junior SIEGMANN; one brother, Waco WATKINS; and one sister Elizabeth BAIE.
She is survived by: three sons: Buster of Kansas, and Bobby Jack and Kenneth Wayne, both of Okla.; two brothers, Dallas of Okla. and Emmett of Wis.; four sisters, Donna of Okla., Minnie of Ark., Ruby and Mertie, both of Calif.; seven grandchildren, Brenda Kay and Gary Dewayne of Kansas, Bobby Dale, Vickie, Michael Wayne, Teressa and Cynthia, all of Okla.; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Thureday, Sept. 17 at the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bobby Cothren officiating. Interment followed at the Honey Hill Cemetery.

STACY
Oscar Marion STACY, 96-year-old resident of Decatur, Ark., died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998 at Gravette Manor in Gravette, Ark.
Born Dec. 27, 1901, in Patrick, Ark., he was the son of Tom J. STACY and Della HALL STACY. Mr. STACY had been a long-time reisdent of the northwest Arkansas and northeast Oklahoma area. He was a retired poultry farmer, having worked for Peterson's and Plus Poultry.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosie E. WATKINS STACY, in October 1994, and son Marion STACY.
Survivors include: one grandson, Jim of Ark.; one granddaughter, Rita of Ark.; three great-grandsons; one great-granddaughter; two sisters, Grace of Kansas and Ellen of Texas; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Wasson Memorial Chapel in Siloam Springs, Ark., with Rev. Kenneth Payne officiating. Interment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery.

NOFIRE
Rosie Lee NOFIRE, daughter of Thomas BEAMER and Lizzie DOCTOR BEAMER, was born Nov. 10, 1935 in Tahlequah, Okla., and departed this life into eternity on Sept. 19, 1998 at W.W. Hastings Hospital in Tahlequah, Okla., at the age of 62 years, 10 months and 8 days.
Rosie was married to Jack NOFIRE on June 16, 1970 in Stilwell, Okla. She was preceded in death by both parents; husband Jack NOFIRE in 1993; one daughter; one brother and one sister.
She is survived by: seven daughters, Louise of Ark., and Velma, Linda, Lucy, Cindy, Evelyn and Linda, all of Okla.; one son, Donald; three sisters, Melinda, Pauline and Bertha, all of Okla.; and 18 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 22, at the Mulberry Tree Church with Bro. John Snell officiating. Interment followed at the Mulberry Cemetery under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home.

October 1, 1998


Delmer Franklin COLES, son of Claude COLES and Martha COTTRELL COLES, was born March 3, 1935 in Adell, Okla., and departed this life to be with his Lord on Sept. 28, 1998 at Memorial Hospital in Stilwell, Okla., at the age of 63 years, 6 months and 24 days.
Delmer was married to Mary Lou COPELAND on Nov. 25, 1956 and from this union were born two children: Donnie Franklin and Gelina Diane.
Delmer and his family have resided in the Hungry Mountain Community for many years, where he retired from the Tenkiller School System after working there for over 23 years in the custodial-maintenance department. Delmer loved children as every child that attended Tenkiller School knows.
He was preceded in death by both parents and one sister, Pauline COLES-GIRDNER.
He is survived by: his wife, Mary Lou of the home; one son, Donnie of Okla.; one daughter, Gelina of Okla.; three brothers, Carlee "Chalk", Johnie and Harvey, all of Okla.; five sisters, Dorothy, Bertha, Bessie, Janey and Gelina, all of Okla.; and five grandchildren, Daniel Franklin, Amanda Gail, Tabitha Lynn, Troy Lynn and Mary Beth. Funeral services were to be held Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m. at the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home.

Thursday, October 8, 1998

COCHRAN
George COCHRAN, son of Charlie COCHRAN and Maggie SAM COCHRAN, was born March 29, 1930 in Stilwell, Okla., and departed this life to be with his Lord on September 28, 1998 at his home in Stilwell at the age of 68 years, 5 months and 27 days.
George served his country during the Korean Conflict.
He was preceded in death by both parents and one brother, Price COCHRAN.
He is survived by: five brothers, Martin, Tom, Sanders, Jerry and Johnny; three sisters, Mary Ann, Patsy and Corena; and two very special grandchildren, Mathew and Mark.
Funeral services were held Thursday, October 1, at the Salem Baptist Church with Rev. Lawrence EAGLE and Bro. George TEEHEE officiating. Interment followed at the Salem Cemetery under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Stilwell.

LEWELLEN
Graveside services for J.D. LEWELLEN were held Monday, October 5, in Ewing Chapel Cemetery with Rev. Ralph CANNON and Bro. Jerry BOATRIGHT officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Westville.
J.D. LEWELLEN, son of George D. and Minnie Bell ARNOLD LEWELLEN, was born February 10, 1945 in Colcord, Okla., and departed this life October 2, 1998 at his home in Westville at the age of 53 years, 7 months and 22 days.
On August 2, 1997, he and Rebecca Jane COLSTON were married in Decatur, Ark. J.D. attended the Family Worship Center of Westville.
His parents and two sisters preceded him in death.
Survivors include: his wife, Jane, of the home; three children, Jerry Don, Candy Louise and Debbie, all of Ohio; three stepchildren, Gary Dale, Lora Jane and Earl, all of Okla; four brothers, Earl, Billy and Jr., all of Ark., and Bobbie of Kansas; two sisters, Ethel and Loren, both of Okla.; four grandchildren and five step grandchildren.

DRAKE
Graveside services for Mamie Kathrine DRAKE were held Monday, October 5, at the Stilwell City Cemetery with Rev. Evert BERRY officiating. Services were under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Stilwell.
She was born March 22, 1911 in South Bend, Ind., to John and Alice POTTS LILY. She departed this life October 1, 1998 at the Gravette Medical Center in Gravette, Ark., at the age of 87 years, 6 months and 9 days.
She was married to Howard DRAKE who preceded her in death on March 18, 1987. She was of the Pentecostal faith.
Mamie is survived by: one son, Johnny A. of Ark.; four daughters, Haley and Kay, both of Okla., Lorraine of Ark., and Sadie of Wash.; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

DOUGLAS
Graveside services for Margaret Alice DOUGLAS were held Tuesday, October 6, at the Stilwell City Cemetery with Mr. Dave SANDERS officiating. Services were under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Stilwell.
She was born February 9, 1911 in Franklin, Pa., to Henry and Melodia Maud MARSH YOUNG. She departed this life October 2, 1998 at the Tahlequah City Hospital in Tahlequah, Okla., at the age of 87 years, 7 months and 21 days.
Margaret was married to Calvin DOUGLAS in 1969 in Tulsa, Okla. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, Henry and Melodia YOUNG; her husband, Calvin DOUGLAS; one son, Leroy TAYLOR; one daughter Wanetta CROUSE; two grandchildren; two brothers and four sisters.
Margaret is survived by: one daughter, Kitty of Okla.; six grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

THOMPSON
Mary Frances THOMPSON, daughter of Luther CATES and Flossie CONLEY CATES, was born October 3, 1916 in Alamo, Tenn., and departed this life to be with her Lord on October 2, 1998 in Tulsa, Okla., at the age of 81 years, 11 months and 32 days.
Mary married Leonard "Tye" THOMPSON in Detroit, Mich. They moved to Stilwell in 1963 where they made their home.
Although Mary never had any children of her own, she took Tye's children and grandchildren, loved and raised them as her own.
She was preceded in death by: both parents; husband Tye; two brothers, Charles and Max CATES of Alamo, Tenn., and one daughter, Mary LARGE of Tulsa.
She is survived by: two stepchildren, Len of Okla., and Sally of Calif.; ten grandchildren, Brenda, Lori, Billy and Joey, all of Okla., Sherry, Celia, Lisa and Tonya, all of Calif., and Lena of Mo.; 17 great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren.
She will be deeply missed by all her family and friends. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 6, at the Roberts/Reed-Culber Funeral Home Chapel in Stilwell with Bro. Jim NOBLE officiating. Interment followed at the Stilwell City Cemetery.

October 15, 1998

O'NEAL
Funeral services for Dillard C. "Tobe" O'NEAL were held Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the Hart Memorial Chapel with Rev. Tracy MEGLI officiating. Interment followed in the Stilwell City Cemetery.
Tobe was born Aug. 13, 1926 at the Dwight Mission in Sequoyah County, Okla., to Dave C. and Rachel Ann WILES O'NEAL. He departed this life Oct. 4, 1998 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Okla., at the age of 72 years, 1 month and 21 days.
Tobe served in the Navy during World War 11.
He was married to Peggy Lou FREEMAN on May 27, 1951 in Stilwell, Okla. She preceded him in death on March 26, 1991.
He was a banker and a member of the Calvary Southern Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Dave and Rachel O'NEAL; his wife, Peggy Lou O'NEAL; and two brothers, Henry Hoyt and Paul O'NEAL.
Tobe is survived by: one son Larry Don and one daughter, Katie, both of Okla.; two grandsons, Larry Bryan and Patrick Michael of Okla.; two granddaughters, Jamie Lou and Robin Elyse of Okla.; two brothers, Quinton "Cotton" of Calif., and Dale of Mo.

WATT
Funeral services for Isabelle WATT were held Friday, Oct. 9 at the Hart Memorial Chapel in Westville with Rev. Sherman NOFIRE officiating. Interment followed in the Downing Cemetery.
Isabelle was born July 29, 1921 in Baron, Okla. to Alex and Susan GUALTNEY DOWNING. She departed this life Oct. 5, 1998 at the Stilwell Nursing Home at the age of 77 years, 2 months and 6 days.
Isabelle was married to George M. WATT and lived all of her life in Baron. She worked at Plus Poultry in Siloam Springs, Ark., before being disable. Isabelle was proud of her family and her Cherokee heritage.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; one son, Alex William WATT; and one daughter, Janet FISHINGHAWK.
Isabelle is survived by: four sons, Jackson, Robert, Roger and Donald, all of Okla.; two daughters, Betty and Marilyn, both of Okla.; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

KESTER
Earl Jackson KESTER, son of John Wesley KESTER and Maggie WHISENHUNT KESTER, was born June 16, 1923 in Oakwood, Okla., and departed this life to be with his Lord on Oct. 13, 1998 at him home in Stilwell at the age of 75 years, 3 months and 29 days.
Earl was married to Dolly Dimple SCHUMANN on Nov. 13, 1948 in Wellington, Texas, and from this union were born five children: Gene, Gary, Glen, Elaine and Janis. He served his country during W.W.11 in the Army. In his spare time he enjoyed panning for gold and reading. He was preceded in death by: both parents; five brothers, Clarence, Richard, Albert, Wesley and Herman; and one sister, Juanita MOORE.
He is survived by: his wife, Dolly, of the home; three sons, Gene, Gary and Glen, all of Okla.; two daughters, Elaine of Idaho, and Janis of Nev.; four grandchildren, Brett, Danielle, Christopher and Shawn; and two great-grandchildren, Morgan and Tyson. Graveside funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 16, at 2 p.m. at the Stilwell City Cemetery under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home.

HILL
Funeral services for William "Don" HILL will be held Thursday, Oct. 15 at the Hart Memorial Chapel in Westville with Elder Cal KENNEDY officiating. Interment will be in the Westville City Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Westville. He was born Feb. 11, 1945 in Littlefield, Texas, to Lon and Lorene JACKSON HILL. He departed this life Oct. 12, 1998 at the Northwest Medical Center in Springdale, Ark., at the age of 53 years, 8 months and 1 day.
Don served in the Air Force during Vietnam and was a transporation manager for Simmons Industries.
He was married to Retha HOLLAND on Nov. 4, 1974 in Chance, Okla.
He was preceded in death by his father, Lon HILL.
Don is survived by: his wife Retha, of the home; his mother, Lorene of Okla.; four sons, Bill and Lance of Okla., Jack and Jeremy of Ark.; three daughters, Tarina of Mont., and Casey and Christina, both of Ark.; four brothers, J.T., Jack, Eddie and Gene, all of Texas; four sisters, Joyce of Mo., Reba and Janice, both of Ark., and Maurine of Okla.; and 11 grandchildren.

October 22, 1998

WELCH
Ruby Louise ALLBRITTON WELCH was born Nov. 5, 1922 in Osceola, Ark., to Luke and Pearl BURNETT ALLBRITTON. She departed this life Oct. 13, 1998 at the Stilwell Nursing Home at the age of 75 years, 11 months and 8 days. A private family memorial service is planned.
Ruby was married to Justlin WELCH on Sept. 25, 1946. He preceded her in death on Oct. 24, 1984. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; two daughters, Frances Louise RUETTEN and Mary Wanda PENDLEY; three brothers; two sisters; two granddaughters, Betty Carol HINKLE and Paula Gail RUETTEN; one grandson, Kevin Dauane RUETTEN; and one great-granddaughter, Ruby Gail PENDLEY.
Ruby is survived by: one brother, Carl of Ark.; two daughters, Carolyn Ann of Ill., and Glenda of Okla.; three sons, Justlin Wayne of Wis., David Lee of Okla, and Donnie Douglas of Tenn.; 28 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

KIMBLE
Ruth Eva KIMBLE, daughter of Ray WALTERS and Flossie SEARAT WALTERS, was born June 15, 1935 in Nicut, Okla., and departed this life to be with her Lord on Oct. 13, 1998 at St. Edwards Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith, Ark., at the age of 63 years, 3 months and 27 days.
Ruth was married to Albert KIMBLE on Nov. 13, 1954 and from this union were born five children: Terressia, Martin, Karen, Jim and Steven.
Ruth was a cook at Bell School for over 25 years before retiring. She was a faithful member of the Copic Baptist Church in Nicut, Okla., for many years.
She was preceded in death by: both parents, one son, Steven Ray KIMBLE; one sister, Euna LAWSON; and one brother, Buford WALTERS.
She is survived by: her husband, Albert, of the home; two daughters Teressia and Karen; two sons, Martin and Jim; one brother Johnnie; three sisters, Eunice, Jo Ann and Janie; four grandchildren, Bethany, Rebecca, Jerod and Niki, all of Okla.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct. 15 at the Copic Baptist Church in Nicut with Bro. Floyd KESTER and Bro. Lee KILLER officiating. Interment followed at the Seabolt Cemetery under the direction or Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Stilwell.

COOPER
Viva Leona COOPER, daughter of Mathew James WHITFIELD and Alice DICKSON WHITFIELD, was born Sept. 5, 1905 in the Wauhillau Community of Indian Territory and departed this life to be with her Lord on Oct. 16, 1998 at Stilwell Nursing Home at the age of 93 years, 1 month and 10 days.
Viva was a pioneer woman of the Stilwell area, having delivered mail by horseback. She was a homemaker and loved tending to the garden and working on the farm. She was married to John COOPER in the 1960's.
She was preceded in death by: both parents; husband, John COOPER in 1984; four brothers, Bill WHITFIELD, Ben WHITFIELD, Luke WHITFIELD and John WHITFIELD; and one sister, Fannie WHITFIELD.
She is survived by: two nieces, Zara of Calif., and Christine of Okla.; and by six great-nieces, Barbara, Jean, Carol, Beverly and Jan, all of Okla., and Parka of Texas. Graveside funeral services were to be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the Caney Cemetery under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Stilwell.

LYLES
Funeral services for William "Bill" E. Lyles were held Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the Hart Memorial Chapel with Bro. Bobby COTHREN officiating. Interment was in the Stilwell City Cemetery.
He was born May 15, 1932 in Ashland, Miss., to Gene and Estella STEWART LYLES. He departed this life Oct. 15, 1998 in Watts, Okla., at the age of 66 years and 5 months.
Bill served in the Army during the Korean Conflict and was employed by Baldor Electric in Westville.
He was married to Dorothy MORTON on Jan. 9, 1955 in Memphis, Tenn. He was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his father, Gene LYLES, and three sons, Ronald, Donald and Brian Eugene LYLES.
Bill is survived by: his wife, Dorothy, of the home; his mother Estella of Tenn.; one son Stephen of Okla.; two daughters, LaDonna of Okla. and Sharon of Ark.; four granddaughters, Margaret and Rebecca, both of Okla., and Andrea and Tracy, both of Ark.; one sister, Martha of Tenn.; and by one brother Marion of Miss.

SOAP
Funeral services for Nancy Jane WOLFE SOAP, 91, of Stilwell, were to be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, 1998 at the Mulberry Tree Baptist Church with Rev. Raymond GLASS and Rev. Willis KNIGHT officiating. Interment was to follow in the Mulberry Tree Cemetery under the direction of Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Tahlequah.
Mrs. SOAP was born April 4, 1907 in Stilwell, Okla., the daughter of Jack WOLFE and Lillie SCOTT WOLFE, and she died Oct. 21, 1998 in Tahlequah.
Mrs. SOAP grew up in Stilwell and attended the Rabbit Trap School. She worked as a housekeeper for the Cox Hotel and a variety of other locations.
She married Walter Watt SOAP on March 28, 1927. Unto this union three sons and one daughter were born. She was a member of the Mulberry Tree Baptist Church.
Mrs. SOAP was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband Walter; two brothers, Albert and Robert WOLFE; and two sisters, Mollie and Mary Jane.
Survivors include: three sons, Henry of Ark., and Jimmie and Albert of Okla.; one daughter, Narcie of Okla.; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

TEEHEE
Funeral services for Phyllis Jean TEEHEE were held Friday, Oct. 16, 1998 at 2 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church with Rev. Lawrence EAGLE and Rev. Frank MINK officiating. Interment followed in the Salem Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Stilwell.
Phyllis was born March 20, 1971 at W.W. Hastings Hospital in Tahlequah, Okla. to Betty Sue TEEHEE. She departed this life to with her Lord and Savior on Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. at Hastings Hospital at the age of 27 years, 6 months and 25 days.
She fought a long battle with cystic fibrosis. Even though it was a struggle for her now and then, she lived a happy, fulfilling life until the Lord called her home, where she no longer knows pain nor sadness.
Phyllis was a member of the Salem Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by: one sister Lora Mae TEEHEE; her grandmother, Lula Mae TEEHEE; and two uncles, Junior and Woodrow TEEHEE.
She is survived by her mother, Betty Sue; her grandfather Troy, also of the home; five aunts, Virginia, Wynona, Wanda, Donna, and Brenda all of Okla.; also three uncles, Leroy, Truman and Herman, all of Okla.; and 11 cousins, Norman, Raymond, Lula, Victor, Brandon, Tyrone, Jennifer, Veronica, Clayton, John Eric and Billie Jean.

SWEPSTON
Funeral services for Virgil Lee Swepston will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at the Abundant Life Church in Wagoner with the Reverends Robert COLTON and Cecil SUGGS officiating. Interment will follow at the Caney Cemetery under the direction of Shipman Funeral Home and Crematory in Wagoner.
Virgil Lee SWEPSTON, age 78, was born Sept. 26, 1920 at Barber, Okla., to Viola and Leanard SWEPSTON.
He was a resident of Cherokee County until entering the Air Force, Oct. 5, 1942. He served in Southeast Asia, China, India and the Burma Theater until January 1946. He earned an honorable discharge at Camp Chaffee, Ark., with three Service Ribbons and two Bronze Stars, W.W.11 Victory Ribbon, Good Conduct and the American Theater Ribbon.
Virgil married Irene Jo CAVINESS on Dec. 30, 1948. They moved to Bartlesville, Okla., in 1951. There he worked for T-R-W Reda Pump Company for 27 years. After retirement they moved to Tahlequah in 1983 and lived there until moving to Wagoner in 1995.
Virgil was born into the Kingdom of God in 1966 and was of the Holiness faith.
He is survived by his wife Irene, of the home; three daughters, Cleo and Susan Gail, both of Okla., and Glenda of Ark.; three sons, Gary of Kansas, Freddy of Okla., and Stanley of Calif. He is also survived by three sisters, Geraldine and Vera, both of Okla., and Pauline of Calif.; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Virgil was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Marie HALL and Juanita MOONEY. Virgil passed from this life Oct. 17, 1998 at the Muskogee Regional V.A. Medical Center in Muskogee.

October 29, 1998

DENTON
Doris SueAnn DENTON, 74, of Evansville, Ark., departed this life Sunday, Oct. 25, 1998, at her home. She was born May 6, 1924, at Aberdeen, Wash., daughter of Bailey T. and Ethel WHITE GOLDMAN.
She was the widow of Rex Curtis DENTON. She was a lifelong resident of Evansville, owned and operated Denton Grocery with her husband Rex for 20 years, and a member of Evansville Extension and Quilting Club. She was also supervisor of the Vineyard Township Voting Precinct.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Clayburn, Jack and William Polk, and her sister Hilda.
Survivors include a son, Harry of Ark.; two daughters, JoAnn and Jackie, both of Ark.; a brother Rayburn of Ark.; two sisters, Frances of N.C. and Charlotte of Ark.; seven grandchildren, Greg, Jennifer, Ryan, Melissa, Stefanie, Regina and Curtis, all of Ark.; and four great-grandchildren, RaShelle, Shandon, Kristian and Slayter.

BURROW
Marjo BURROW, daughter of Goodman HEWITT and Helen Marguerite HEWITT-GREGORY was born September 25, 1945 in Westville, Okla., and departed this life to be with her Lord on Oct. 21, 1998 at Memorial Hospital in Siloam Springs, Ark., at the age of 53 years, and 25 days.
Marjo was a resident of the Westville Nursing Home for many years.
She was preceded in death by both parents.
She is survived by: one brother, James of Missouri and a host of friends of the Westville area.
Graveside funeral services will be held, Saturday, Oct. 24, 1998 at the Ewing Chapel Cemetery in Stilwell with Bro. Andy Harlin officiating under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Westville.

HUMMINGBIRD
Charley HUMMINGBIRD, son of Jim HUMMINGBIRD and Jensie BENDABOUT HUMMINGBIRD was born May 19, 1923 in Stilwell, and departed this life to be with his Lord at his home in the Rocky Mountain Community on Oct. 24, 1998 at the age of 75 years, 5 months and 5 days.
Charley has been a resident of the Rocky Mountain Community all of his life where he attended school as a young boy and was a member of the Echota Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by both parents, one brother, Alex HUMMINGBIRD, and four sisters; Susie, Betsy, Lillie and Betty. Charley was an avid Bible reader who loved to talk the Gospel to his family and friends.
He is survived by 10 nephews: Levi, Jim, Calvin, Richard, Luke, Jimmy, Alex, Buck and Tommy; 11 nieces: Rosa, Patricia, Sadie, Loretta, Cynthia, Lennie, Annie, Nellie, Vera, Ruby and Peggy. A wake was held in his honor at the Jim HUMMINGBIRD residence on Monday, Oct. 26, 1998. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1998, at 1 p.m. at the Echota Baptist Church with Rev. Ellis Foster officiating. Interment followed at the Echota Cemetery under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Stilwell.

REAVIS
Funeral services for Toinette REAVIS, 62, of Tahlequah were held Tuesday in the Green Country Funeral Home Chapel in Tahlequah. Brother Robert Dewoody officiated.
Toinette was born on July 28, 1936, the daughter of Tommie Lou WOLFE and Shake HOGNER in Claremore. She went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 25, 1998.
Toinette was born and raised in the Rocky Mountain area of Adair County. She attended and graduated from Cave Springs High School and later attended and graduated from Hillcrest Nursing School. Upon graduation she began her nursing career at Tahlequah City Hospital, retiring in 1988. She continued her career at W.W. Hastings Hospital until her retirement on Sept. 1, 1998. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church where she attended for many years.
Toinette was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her children: Jack Anthony, Sheryl and Carol Sue of Okla., Brenda Lee of Texas, and Michael of Neb.; 11 grandchildren: Ashley Ariel, Bayly Christie, Maryah Cheyenne, Madison, Clint Ransom, Luke Aaron, Joshua David and Jennifer Rachel of Okla., Eastman Grady of Texas, Zachary Michal and Reed Dalton of Neb. She is also survived by a special friend, John of Okla.; a brother, Jerry of Okla.; and a sister Jeanette of Calif.

November 5, 1998

FAVOR
Funeral services for Arzella Faye NEALE FAVOR were held Wednesday, Oct. 28, at the Hart Memorial Chapel in Westville with Rev. Audie Vaughan officiating. Interment followed in the Proctor Cemetery.
Arzella Faye NEALE FAVOR was born in The Dalles, Ore., on Dec. 20, 1912. She passed from this life Oct. 26, 1998, in Stilwell at the age of 85 years, 10 months and 6 days.
She came back to Christie, Okla., as a young child and has lived around Westville all her life. She married Zimri "Cot" NEALE on June 11, 1933, and to this union two children were born: Naomi Ruth and Gerald Howard. She was married to Earl FAVOR in November 1987.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Will and Myrtle Edna BRANNON, two husbands and one grandson.
She is survived by one daughter, Ruth of Okla.; one son Gerald of Okla.; four grandchildren, Caron, Cliff and Daniel of Okla. and Robert of Colo.; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Willa Dean of Okla.; and one brother Earl of Mich.

NEWMAN
Funeral services for Dorthy Dimple NEWMAN were held Monday, Nov. 2, 1998, at the Hart Memorial Chapel in Stilwell with Rev. Jackie Patterson and Rev. Mike Fink officiating. Interment was at Spade Mountain Cemetery.
She was born April 21, 1915 in Madison County, Ark., to Charles Cannon and Minnie Maeopolis MARS HOOPER. She departed this life Oct. 30, 1998, in Stilwell, Okla., at the age of 83 years, 6 months and 9 days.
Dimple was married to Luther NEWMAN on Feb. 22, 1926, in Stilwell. He preceded her in death on July 13, 1984. She was a homemaker and was of the Holiness faith. She attended the Rocky Mountain Bible Church at the time she became ill. She also attended the Rocky Mountain Community Church and Wauhilla Free Holiness whenever she could.
She was preceded in death by her husband Luther NEWMAN, her parents, 13 brothers and sisters and one grandchild.
Dimple is survived by four daughters: Aliene, Irene and Coriene, all of Okla., and Darlene of S.D.; three sons: Charles, Thomas and Jack, all of Okla.; 31 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

BRADY
John Terrance Brady, 75, of Anderson, Mo., died Monday, Oct. 12, 1998, at Joplin, Mo., after a long illness. John was born Feb. 1, 1923 to Frank and Agnes MCCORMICK BRADY at Enid.
He was raised in Enid and attended St. Joseph Academy. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Grove.
He worked at Simmons poultry plant, Southwest City, Mo., for 23 years.
Survivors include a brother, Terry of Stilwell, Okla.; two sisters, Agnes and Theresa, both of Okla.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sisters.
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 1998, at Calvary Cemetery in Enid. Officiating at the service was Father Larry Kolawski.
Memorial contributions were given to St. Gregory Catholic Church Good Samaritan Fund.

BUNYARD
Funeral services for Ruth JORDAN BUNYARD, 81, of Tahlequah, were held Friday, Oct. 30, 1998, at Reed-Culver Chapel with Rev. Berneil ROGERS officiating. Burial was in Tahlequah City Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Roy CLINE, Dwight STACY, Luke JACKSON, Garland MCCHRISTIAN, Julian HORNET and Jack LANKFORD.
Mrs. BUNYARD was born April 26, 1917, in Stilwell, the daughter of Henry and Rebecca CRITTENDEN JORDAN, and she died Oct. 28, 1998, in Tahlequah.
Mrs. BUNYARD attended school in Adair and Cherokee Counties.
Ruth married Howard BUNYARD on June 25, 1940, in Tahlequah and was a homemaker for 58 years.
Mrs. BUNYARD was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Chester JORDAN; one sister Nadine WOODARD; and three brothers-in-law, Ray SCOTT, V.L. CAPPS and Paul HOGAN.
Survivors include her husband Howard, of the home; one daughter, Carolyn Sue of Tahlequah; one granddaughnter, Lisa Ann of Tahlequah; and three sisters, Alice, Minnie and Wilma, all of Okla.

BUNCH
Sam BUNCH, Jr., son of Samuel BUNCH and Gussie COCHRAN BUNCH was born July 28, 1946, in Tahlequah, and departed this life into eternity at his home at the age of 52 years, 2 months and 26 days.
He was married to Roberta GRIMMETT in May 1971 and to this union were born two children, Jeffery and Patricia. Sam worked many years on a road construction crew.
He is preceded in death by both parents, one brother and two sisters.>br? He is survived by his wife Roberta; one son, Jeffery; one daughter Patricia; one step-daughter, Rachel; one step-son, Scott; three brothers Gary Wayne, Richard and Joe; three sisters Guss, Lorena and Laura, all of Okla.; four grandchildren, Scott and Kent of Ark., and Dakota and Shelldon of Okla.

FULLBRIGHT
Funeral services for Noma Lee FULLBRIGHT, 86, of Hartwell, Ga., were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Agent Chapel in Sallisaw, with the Rev. Brian Zinck officiating.
Burial was in Akins Cemetery, northeast of Sallisaw, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home is Sallisaw.
Mrs. FULLBRIGHT was born June 4, 1912, in the Maple community, to John and Carrie (KELTON) TAYLOR. She died Friday, Oct. 30, 1998, in Royston, Ga.
She married Floyd Franklin FULLBRIGHT May 8, 1935, in Webbers Falls. He preceded her in death June 15, 1990.
Survivors include one son, Danny; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Venita; and two brothers Tom Cass and Jack.
Mrs. FULLBRIGHT was also preceded in death by one son, Billy Mack FULLBRIGHT, and one brother, Clayton TAYLOR.

November 12, 1998

CHEATHAM
Lloyd Ronald CHEATHAM, son of Wyette Tucker CHEATHAM and Carrie ANDREWS CHEATHAM was born March 24, 1938 in Lincoln, Ark., and departed this life to be with his Lord on November 6, 1998 at his home in Westville at the age of 60 years, 7 months, and 12 days.
Lloyd was married to Carolyn COOMBES on Sept. 4, 1965 and from this union were born two children; Lloyd, Jr. and Ivanne. He was a graduate of Lincoln High School in Lincoln, Ark.
He was a farmer and rancher and lived in the Lincoln and Westville area his entire life. He is preceded in death by both parents, three brothers: Loren, Cecil and Wayne CHEATHAM and one sister: Bernice MCGOWEN.
He is survived by: his wife, Carolyn of the home; one son, Lloyd; one daughter, Ivanne; one granddaughter, Brittany, all of Okla.; two brothers, Davie and Junior, both of Ark.; three sisters, Ruth of Okla., and Mary and Jane, both of Ark.
Funeral services were held Monday, November 9, 1998 at 2 p.m. at the Assembly of God Church in Westville with Bro. Mike Hayes officiating.
Interment followed at the Cheatham Family Cemetery in Lincoln, Ark., under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Westville, Okla.

LANIER
Woodrow Wilson LANIER, son of Charles LANIER and Ida PAYNE LANIER was born November 3, 1912 in Farmersville, Texas, and departed this life to be with his Lord on November 6, 1998 at Memorial Hospital in Siloam Springs, Ark., at the age of 86 years and 2 days.
Woodrow was married to Vivian YOUNG at Westville, Okla., in 1939 and from this union were born four children: Charles, Jerry, Pat and Peggy.
Woodrow was a farmer and rancher in the Adair County area for many years. He enjoyed his duties that came with farming and ranching. He was a member of the Westville Masonic Lodge for a number of years.
He is preceded in death by both parents, one son, Jerry LANIER, who was killed in Vietnam, and one brother; Max LANIER.
He is survived by his wife Vivian, of the home; one son, Charles of Okla.; two daughters, Pat of Okla., and Peggy of Wash.; one sister, Lucille of Okla.; eleven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov. 8, 1998 at 2 p.m. at the Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Westville with interment following at the Westville City Cemetery.

LESLIE
Funeral services for Cleo ROBBINS LESLIE, 92, were held Nov. 7, at Luginbuel Funeral Chapel with Rev. Ralph Heiney officiating. She was born on Jan. 28, 1906 in Scraper, Indian Territory, to Robert Lee and Mahalia LEWIS ROBBINS. She died Nov. 5, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa.
She married E.C. LESLIE in Stilwell moving from Bunch to Stilwell then to Langley in 1953. She was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by both parents, her husband E.C.; two children, Billie Jean LESLIE and Carolyn HARRISON; seven brothers, Earl, I.T., Clyde, Carl, Olen, George and Kelsey ROBBINS; and two sisters, Mona CAVIN and Mildred ROBBINS.
She is survived by daughter, JoAnne of Texas; one brother, Glen of Okla.; one sister, Galelia of Okla.; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Burial was in the Hillcrest Cemetery in Dallas, Texas, under the direction of Luginbuel Funeral Home.

LONG
Funeral services for George Edward LONG, 66, of Tahlequah, were held Nov. 11, at Hart Funeral Chapel with Rev. V.O. Barker officiating.
He was born on April 30, 1932 in Stilwell to Cornelius and Minnie DAVIS LONG. He died Nov. 7, at his home in Tahlequah.
He was a lifetime resident of Tahlequah. He accepted Christ as his Savior as a young boy.
He served in the U.S. Army as a Sergeant from 1953-1955 and retired from the maintenance department at Northeastern State University in 1992.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two infant brothers, Cornelius LONG Jr. and Roger Dale LONG.
He is survived by his daughter, Annette and one granddaughter Vanessa, both of Okla.; two sisters, Clara and Mary Ann, both of Okla.; seven brothers, Lewis and David, both of Tenn., Nophaie, Andy, James, Steve and J.C., all of Okla.; and two aunts, Maudie and Minnie, both of Okla. Burial was in the Freewater Cemetery in Adair County under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah, Okla.

LUETHJE
Funeral services for Norman Howard LUETHJE were held Tuesday, Nov. 10, at Hart Memorial Chapel in Westville, with Bro. Mike Patrick officiating.
Interment followed at Stilwell City Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Westville.
He was born June 10, 1934 in Independence, Kan., to William Ernest and Nellie Evelyn MINOR LUETHJE. He departed this life Nov. 7, 1998, at Memorial Hospital in Stilwell, at the age of 64 years, 4 months and 27 days.
Norman served in the Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was employed as a propane manager for Liberty Propane. On July 4, 1960, he married Wilma TAYLOR in Seminole, Texas. Norman was a member of the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church in Westville.
He was preceded in death by his parents: William and Nellie LUETHJE, one brother Delmar LUETHJE, one sister, Dorothy Mae LUETHJE and one grandson, Joshua Obadiah CRITTENDEN.
Norman is survived by his wife Wilma of the home; four sons, Alan of Mo., David and Dwayne, both of Okla., and Joseph of Ark.; three daughters Anna Marie, Norma Louise and Carol Lynn, all of Okla.; 21 grandchildren; four sisters, Wanda, Vera, Hazel and Evelyn, all of Okla.; four brothers, Wilford of Ariz., Arnold and Charles, both of Okla., and Daniel of Mo.

THOMPSON
Funeral services for Hazel Agnes THOMPSON, 88, of Stilwell were held Nov. 7, at Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Chapel with Brother Bobby Cothren officiating.
She was born on May 24, 1920 in Stilwell to Albert B. HUNTER and Addie KELLEY HUNTER. She died Nov. 2, at Stilwell Memorial Hospital.
She was married to Floyd Augusta THOMPSON on Oct. 21, 1939 in San Antonio, Texas.
She was preceded in death by both parents, her husband Floyd in March 1998 and three brothers, Sonny, Arthur and Jack HUNTER.
She is survived by three sons, Darrel of Texas, Tommy of Ill., and Michael of Georgia; three brothers, James of Mo., Farold of New York and Harold of Okla.; five sisters, Mary, Florence, Betty, Maxine and Velta, all of Okla.; 14 grandchildren, and 19 great grandchilren. Interment was in the Stilwell City Cemetery.

WATERS
Graveside services for Myrtle Lorene WATERS, 99, of Stilwell, were held Nov. 7, at the Stilwell City Cemetery. She was born on Sept. 16, 1899 on a farm near Long, Indian Territory, to William Marcus ROGERS and Maybelle PATTERSON ROGERS. She died Nov. 2, at Park Blvd. Care Center in Muskogee.
She was married to Rupert Alvis WATERS on April 13, 1921. She was a graduate of Stilwell High School and Northeastern State College. She taught school in Arkansas and Oklahoma for many years until retirement.
She was active in a number of organizations including Oklahoma Education Association, A.D.K and Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by both parents, her husband Rupert in 1992 and one son, Dr. Feron WATERS in 1997.
She is survived by one son, Tom of Okla.; six grandchildren, David, Steve, Bill, Bob, Jim and Judy; and two great grandchildren, Andrew and Adam.
Services were under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Stilwell.

November 19, 1998

BATEMAN
Funeral services for Florence Lucille HUNTER BATEMAN were held Tuesday, Nov. 17, 1998, at the Hart Memorial Chapel in Stilwell with Bro. Jim Varnell officiating.
Interment followed at Chalk Bluff Cemetery.
She was born Oct. 5, 1916, in Stilwell to Albert Bryson and Addie Ruth KELLEY HUNTER. She departed this life Nov. 15, 1998, in Stilwell at the age of 82 years, 1 month and 10 days.
Florence married to Bill Bateman on Dec. 23, 1967 in Nowata, Okla. She was a clothing store clerk.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Albert and Addie HUNTER; one son, Clifford Ray HUNTER; three brother, Sonny, Arthur and Jack HUNTER; and one sister, Hazel THOMPSON
Florence is survived by her husband Bill; four sisters, Mary, Betty, Maxine and Velta, all of Okla.; three brothers, J.W. of Missouri, Farold of New York and Harold of Okla.; three step-sons, Billy James , Donald and Wayne, all of Okla.; one step-daughter, and Fern of Ore.

VANN
Bissie VANN, daughter of Jesse BYRD and Sissie MITCHELL BYRD was born Oct. 30, 1910, in Chewey, Okla., and departed this life to be with her Lord on Nov. 10, 1998, at Grace Living Center in Tahlequah, at the age of 88 years and 10 days.
Bissie was married to Tom VANN in 1924 and to this union were born seven children: Leona, Molly, J.T., Rex, Lincoln, Betty and Jimmie.
She was a lifelong resident of the Chewey area and a faithful member of the Illinois River Baptist Church.
She is preceded in death by both parents, two brothers; Charlie STAND and Felix BYRD; one sister, Minnie NORTON; and one child, Jimmy VANN.
She is survived by three sons: J.T., Lincoln and Rex, all of Okla.; three daughters: Leona Mae of Mo., Molly and Betty Jean, both of Okla.; one brother, Steve of Okla.; one sister, Lillie Mae of Okla.; 23 grandchildren; and 57 great-grandchildren.
Funeral was Thursday, Nov. 12, at Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Westville with Bro. Wayne FORRESTER and Bro. Raymond GLASS officiating.
Interment followed at Johnson Cemetery in West Siloam Springs, Okla.

POTTER
Funeral services for John Thomas POTTER were held Thursday, Nov. 12, 1998, at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Stilwell with Bro. John Brewer officiating.
Interment followed in Stilwell City Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Stilwell.
He was born Sept. 3, 1980, in Stilwell, Okla., to Velt G. and Kathie L. FEANE POTTER. He departed this life Nov. 7, 1998, in Stilwell at the age of 18 years, 2 months and 4 days.
John was a senior at Stilwell High School where he was a member of the S.H.S. football team. He was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Stilwell.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, L.J. "Jim" POTTER.
John is survived by his parents, Velt and Kathie, one sister, Adrienne, one brother, Kevin, all of the home; his maternal grandparents, Thomas and Olive of New Jersey; his paternal grandmother, Berniece of Okla.; and his uncle Allen of Calif.

SNOW
Funeral services for Reverend James R. Snow, 53, of Wister, were held Wednesday, at 2 p.m., Nov. 18, at Hart Memorial Chapel in Tahlequah with Rev. Doyle Baker officiating. He was born on April 1, 1945 in Muskogee to Marion Rufus and Edna Viola KIRK SNOW. He died Nov. 14 in Wister.
He served in the National Guard and had been employed as a welder and a glacier.
He was married to Fairon K. ORMAN on Nov. 18, 1977 in Stilwell.
He was assistant pastor of Wister Pentecostal Church of God.
He was preceded in death by his father, Marion SNOW; an infant son, Jackie Lee SNOW; two sisters, Mary and June SNOW and two brothers, Dallas and Paul SNOW.
He is survived by his wife, Farion of the home; his mother Edna; four sons, Stacy of Kans., and Gene, Danny and James, all of Okla.; one daughter, Lethia of Okla.; five brothers, Euegene, Alfred, Truman, Edward and Kenneth, all of Okla.; and eight grandchildren.
Interment was in the Blue Springs Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah.

BRASHEAR
Darrell L. Brashear of Siloam Springs, Ark., passed away Nov. 17, 1998, at his home.
He was born Nov. 28, 1944, the son of Carl and Winnie WORLEY BRASHEAR of Stilwell.
He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Westville.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce WALKINGSTICK BRASHEAR, to whom he was married 36 years; two daughters, Boot and Carla, both of Ark.; two sisters, Robbie and Donna, both of Okla.; one brother Leon of Okla.; and one extended family member, Jeremy of Siloam Springs.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Nov. 19, 1998, at 2 p.m. at the Westville Assembly of God Church. Pastor Mike HAYES will be officiating the service.
Burial will be at Baptist Mission Cemetery following the service.

THIRSTY
Adam George THIRSTY, son of John Goodmoney THIRSTY and Lucy NIX THIRSTY was born April 10, 1918, in Jay and departed this life to be with his Lord on Nov. 15, 1998, at his home in the Rocky Mountain Community at the age of 80 years, 7 months and 4 days.
Adam was married to Willie Mae KINGFISHER in 1956 and to this union were born three children: Deloris, Carolyn and Adam Jr.
He was a faithful member of the Johnson Pritchett Baptist Church in Rocky Mountain Community.
He is preceded in death by both parents, three brothers, Ralph, Redwing and William, and one daughter Sharon Sue THIRSTY.
He is survived by his wife, Willie Mae of the home; four daughters, Harriett, Deloris and Carolyn of Okla., and Marietta of Ark.; one son, Adam Jr. of Okla.; three step-daughters Wilma, Erma and Phyllis, all of Okla.; four sisters Rachel, Sally, Ella Mae and Edna, all of Okla; 11 grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m. at the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel in Stilwell with Bro. Dennis GONZALIS officiating.
Interment will follow at the Echota Cemetery.

November 26, 1998

HOOPER
Funeral services for Rufus HOOPER, 60, of Tahlequah, were held 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, in the Green Country Funeral Home Chapel in Tahlequah. Officiating was Ed JUMPER. Pallbearers were Eddie HOLMES, Kenneth DRYWATER, Andy DRYWATER and Hoe DRYWATER.
Interment followed at the Agent Cemetery in Cherokee County.
Rufus HOOPER was born Feb. 11, 1938, in Cookson, the son of Nannie HANDLE HOOPER and Roy HOOPER. He died in Tahlequah on Nov. 17, 1998, after reaching the age of 60 years, 9 months and 6 days.
Rufus attended Wyandotte Schools. In 1955 he married Geneva DREADFULWATER, his wife of 43 years. They were married in Muskogee.
Rufus worked for several years at the Oklahoma State Employment Office in Muskogee until his health forced him to retire in 1976. He had been a minister at Mt. Zion Baptist Church since 1970.
Rufus was prededed in death by his father Roy HOOPER, a daughter Christine HOOPER, and a brother Bob HOOPER.
He is survived by his wife, Geneva of the home, his mother Nannie, and seven children: Letha, Jerry, Terry, Joe, Dawna, Eda Fay and Rufus Jr.; six sister, two brothers, 22 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a host of other family members, friends and loved ones.

ANDERSON
Funeral services for John Wesley ANDERSON, 37, of Tahlequah, were held Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998, at Reed-Culver Chapel with Rev. Larry Lashley officiating. Burial followed in Park Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Martin WALLS, David HALL, Johnny HALL, Jason HALL, Christopher WALLS, and Travis WALLS. Alternate pallbearers were Mitchell ANDERSON, Johnathan HALL, Bruce HOOD and Brian TIDWELL.
Wes was born July 7, 1961, in Kingsburg, Calif., one of five children to John and Reba ANDERSON.
He attended school in Spiro and Stilwell. Upon graduating, he worked for Stilwell Foods for a few years.
He took schooling on how to be a telephone technician and worked for Tri-Tel and then became self-employed for many years.
Mr. ANDERSON was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Survivors include his loving wife, Bobbie, of the home; two sons, Wesley and Bradley, both of the home; one daughter, Susan of Texas; his father John of Ark.; his mother, Reba of Okla.; two sisters, Judy of Okla. and Christy of Ark.; grandfather, Fred of Okla.; and two grandsons, Christopher and Rodney of Texas.

BRASHEAR
Darrell L. BRASHEAR, Siloam Springs, Ark., son of Carl BRASHEAR and Winnie WORLEY BRASHEAR was born November 28, 1944 in Stilwell, and departed this life to be with his Lord November 17, 1998 at his home at the age of 53 years, 11 months and 19 days.
Darrell was married to Joyce WALKINGSTICK on June 16, 1962 and to this union were born two daughters: Boot and Carla. Darrell was in the grocery business for many years before retirement.
He was a faithful member of the Westville Assembly of God Church. He is preceded in death by both parents.
He is survived by: his wife, Joyce of the home, two daughters, Boot and Carla, both of Ark.; two sisters, Robbie and Donna, both of Okla.; one brother, Leon of Okla.; two grandsons, Drew and Mitchell, both of Ark.; and one extended family member, Jeremy of Ark.
Funeral services were held Thursday, November 19, at the Westville Assembly of God Church with Bro. Mike HAYES officiating. Interment was held at the Old Baptist Mission Cemetery under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home.

CARPENTER
Graveside services for Kenneth Rex CARPENTER, 60, of Watts was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 24, 1998, at Bell Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Beavers officiating.
CARPENTER was born March 9, 1938, in Watts and died Friday, Nov. 20, 1998, in Little Rock, Ark., at the VA Hospital.
He was a truck driver for Simmons Foods for 32 years. After his retirement he owned the K&D Towing out of Westville for three years.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Andrew James and Sylvia CARPENTER, four sisters and four brothers.
Survivors are his wife AnnaBelle HAIR CARPENTER of the home; one son, Derrick; one daughter, Rhonda; two grandsons, Daniel and Steve; and one brother, Eugene, all of Okla.

CHRISTIE
Funeral services for Bessie CHRISTIE, 90, of Tahlequah, were held Friday, November 20, at Reed-Culver Chapel with Rev. Jess FRENCH officiating. Burial was in the South Bunch Cemetery under the direction of Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Tahlequah.
Mrs. CHRISTIE was born August 9, 1908 in Tahlequah, the daughter of William and Martha LONG BOLIN, and she died November 17, 1998 in Tahlequah.
Mrs. CHRISTIE attended Chilocco Schools. Bessie married Joe T. CHRISTIE in 1933. They raised 12 children.
Mrs. CHRISTIE was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joe; seven of her children; as well as her brother and sister.
Survivors include two sons, Joe Junior and Jerry Wayne, both of Okla.; four daughters, Lillie Mae, Ella Mae, Jennie Faye and Lenora, all of Okla.; a special nephew, Raymond of Georgia; 19 grandchildren; 47 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.

NORRIS
Dorothy Nadean SCRAPER-NORRIS, daughter of Jack MCKLINSKY and Maude MELTON MCKLINSKY was born November 26, 1917 in Amarillo, Texas, and departed this life to be with her Lord, Sunday, November 29, 1998 at her home at the age of 81 years and 3 days.
Dorothy was married to Ernest SCRAPER and to this union were born two children: Danny and Ricky.
She owned and operated Scraper Store for a number of years. She was a faithful member of the Guiding Light Church.
After the death of her first husband, she later married James NORRIS. She is preceded in death by both parents, first husband Ernest SCRAPER and second husband James NORRIS and one child, Ricky SCRAPER.
She is survived by: one son, Danny and two grandchildren, Brian and Melissa, all of Okla.; a host of other relatives and many many friends.
Funeral was held Wednesday, December 2, at 1 p.m. at the Guiding Light church with Bro. Ronnie FORD and Bro. Lee KILLER officiating. Interment followed at Zion Cemetery.

KNIGHT
Emmett KNIGHT, resident of Las Vegas, Nev., son of Byrd KNIGHT and Nan STARR KNIGHT, was born June 14, 1926, in Christie and departed this life November 21, 1998 at the Nathan Adelson Hospice Center in Las Vegas, Nev., at the age of 72 years, 7 months and 7 days.
He was a retired drafting engineer.
He is preceded in death by both parents; one son, Jimmie Byrd KNIGHT; one brother, Haskell KNIGHT; and two sisters, Ruth KNIGHT and Gertrude RECTOR.
He is survived by three sons: Cooyyah, of Okla., and Quanah of Ariz. [only two are listed]; one sister, Virginia of Okla.; 15 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 1, at the Old Green Church in Westville with interment following at the Old Green Cemetery under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Westville.

CHANDLER
Funeral services for Judy CHANDLER, 52, of Jay, were held December 2, at the Roberts Funeral Chapel in Westville with Brother Wayne FORREST officiating.
She was born on June 17, 1946 in Chewey to Chester HAMPTON and Oneta FAIN HAMPTON. She died November 27, 1998 at W.W. Hastings Hospital in Tahlequah after a long illness.
She was a dairy farmer for 27 years. She was a member of the Illinois River Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her father Chester HAMPTON.
She is survived by three daughters, Lorrie and April, both of Okla., and Angie of Ark.; her mother, Oneta of Okla.; two brothers, Mac and C.W., both of Okla.; one sister Janeice, of Okla.; four grandchildren, Dustin, Kelby, Chance and Shania; two nephews, Wade of Okla., and Kevin of Ark.; numerous other relatives and friends.
Interment was in the New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Westville.

CHRISTIE
Private family services for Robert Dale CHRISTIE will be held at the Stilwell City Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Stilwell.
Robert Dale CHRISTIE was born January 14, 1951, in Tahlequah, to Jess and Florence Melvina YORK CHRISTIE. He departed this life November 25, 1998, in Stilwell, at the age of 47 years, 10 months and 11 days.
He served in the U.S. Army and was employed by Greenleaf Nursery.
Rob was married to LuAnna FOURKILLER on February 7, 1995, in Stilwell. He was of the Baptist faith.
He was precede in death by his father, Jess CHRISTIE, his maternal and paternal grandparents and one sister, Annie CHRISTIE.
Rob is survived by his wife, LuAnna; his mother, Florence; two sons, Bobby and Rodney; one daughter, Rhonda, all of Okla.; two step-daughters Shelly and Lynn, both of Ark.; five grandchildren; five step grandchildren; five brothers: Bill, Jess, Jack, George and Rick, all of Okla.; three sisters, LaVonna, Mary Lee and Vicki, all of Okla.; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

HAMMOND
Elsie PERKINS HAMMOND, resident of Joplin, Mo., was born May 20, 1912, in Wapanucka, Okla., the fifth child of Thomas Jefferson PERKINS and Susie Ann BLANKENSHIP PERKINS and departed this life to be with her Lord, November 25, 1998, in Joplin, Mo., at the age of 86 years, 6 months and 4 days.
Elsie was married to Graves HAMMOND, Decmeber 24, 1927, and to this union were born five children: Mary Lou, Betty Jean, Joyce Marie, Mike and Linda.
She was a quiet woman who loved her family.
She became a Christian at a very young age and was a member of the Christie Southern Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and Vacation Bible School for many years.
She is preceded in death by both parents, husband Graves, one daughter, Mary Lou, two grandchildren, Cherry Marie FATHERREE and Scott FATHERREE, five sisters, Dora, Lula, Mary, Lillian and Jewel and three brothers, Leet, Lester and Ben.
She is survived by one son, Mike of Mo.; three daughters, Betty Jean, Joyce Marie and Linda, all of Okla.; two sisters, Nellie of Okla., and Ruby of Calif.; 15 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held, Saturday, November 28, 1998 at 10 a.m. in the Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Westville with interment following at the Westville City Cemetery.

SHEFFIELD
Funeral services for Mitchell D. SHEFFIELD, of Westville, were held Wednesday, November 25, at the Westville School Auditorium with Rev. David WARD officiating. State Rep. Larry E. ADAIR was also a speaker.
Mitchell D. SHEFFIELD was born and raised in the Westville Community of Adair and continued to make the area his home.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Willie Mae SHEFFIELD; his wife Jane and one brother, William Elbert SHEFFIELD, Jr.
He is survived by one son, Michael; two grandsons, Patrick and Eric; one granddaughter, Amber; one great granddaughter, Morgan; one older sister, Elizabeth, all of Okla.; two nephews, Jim of Conn. and Dale of Okla.; other relatives, loved ones and a host of friends.
Interment was in the Westville City Cemetery. Contributions in his honor may be made to the American Cancer Society.

December 10, 1998

EUBANKS
Funeral services for Roy EUBANKS, 72, were held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 2, 1998 at the Hart Memorial Chapel with Rev. Michael FINK officiating. Burial was at the Spade Mountain Cemetery.
He was born May 30, 1926 in Lyons Switch Community to Hubert and Ollie PETREE EUBANKS. He died Monday, November 30, 1998 in the home at Rocky Mountain at the age of 72 years and 6 months.
Roy was a retired dairy farmer and a volunteer fireman with Hwy. 100 West. He was also a member of the Rocky Mountain Bible Church.
He was married to Wilma Jane CAIN on June 19, 1948 in Cherokee County, Oklahoma.
He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers; Leonard, Floyd, Boyd, Loyd and Troy EUBANKS and one sister Gladys SWAFFORD.
Roy is survived by his wife, Wilma of the home; one daughter, Brenda of Okla.; five sons, Rickey, Randy, Roger, Mickey and Mark; two sisters, Ethel and Goldie; one brother, Claude, all of Okla.; 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

HOGNER
Graveside services for Katie Lee RILEY HOGNER were held at 1:00 p.m.Thursday, December 3, 1998 at the Fairfield Cemetery with Bro. Andy GONZALES officiating. Services were under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Stilwell.
She was born February 26, 1917 in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, to Robert H. and Eva Lee HANCOCK RILEY. She departed this life November 30, 1998 in Evansville, Arkansas, at the age of 81 years, 9 months and 4 days.
Katie was a retired waitress and was of the Baptist faith. She was married to Junior HOGNER on March 6, 1970. He preceded her in death on June 3, 1996.
She was also preceded in death by her parents.
Katie is survived by two daughters, Barbara of New Mexico and Frances of Illinois; and by 10 grandchildren.

KELLEY
Funeral services for W. Russell KELLEY, 63 of Tahlequah, were held Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the Tahlequah Church of Christ with Lloyd COPPEDGE officiating. Burial will follow in the Moody Cemetery under the direction of Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Tahlequah.
Pallbearers will be Billy BLISS, George CARR, Richard CONRAD, Felix JOHNSON, Jim ROBBINS and Donal SHRUM. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene COLBURN, Ed EVANS, Jerry FORD, Carl GREENHAW, Bartow HIX, Dale MATTHEWS, Donald OGLE, James OGLE, Roy ROBBINS, Dawes STEVENS, Morgan WHITMORE and Myron WOODS.
Kelley was born Feb. 2, 1935 in Moody, Okla., the son of Harry "Fuzz" and Cordelia BELL KELLEY, and he died Dec. 5, 1998 in Tulsa.
Russell attended Moody Grade School, Tahlequah Central High School and Mason City, Iowa, Auctioneering School.
He graduated from Northeastern State University in 1962 with a bachelor's degree in secondary education.
Russell married Barbara LEWIS at home in the Liberty Community on April 7, 1962.
His first teaching job was at Nelagony High School near Pawhuska. He then taught at Stilwell Junior High until 1968. From 1968 until 1975, Russell was the District I Cherokee County Commissioner.
In 1975 until his retirement, he was a heavy equipment instructor at Bill Willis Skills Center. In 1985, Russell received the Future Farmers of America's Junior Master Farmer, Farm Family of the Year Award.
He was preceded in death by his dad, Harry "Fuzz" KELLEY on Nov. 24, 1998 and his grandparents.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara; two sons, Aaron and Jason; two grandchildren; his mother Cordelia; and one sister, Dovie, all of Okla.

MADISON
Ollie Mae MADISON, resident of Tulsa, daughter of Robert Baxter SANDERS and Charlotte WOLFE SANDERS, was born May 29, 1910, in Stilwell and departed this life into eternity at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa at the age of 88 years, 6 months and 3 days.
She is preceded in death by both parents, first husband Artie John WALLS, second husband George E. OWENS, third husband Clyde MADISON, one son, Jackie OWENS, and one infant daughter, Sallie Mae OWENS.
She is survived by one daughter, Rosa of Okla.; two sons, John of Mo., and Robert of Okla.; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Saturday, Dec.5, at Stilwell City Cemetery with Bro. Roger HANEY officiating under the direction of Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home.

December 17, 1998

DANDRIDGE
Bernice Irene DANDRIDGE, daughter of Eber S. BLACK and Millie DUNCAN BLACK was born May 24, 1918 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and departed this life to be with her Lord December 9, 1998 at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa at the age of 80 years, 6 months and 14 days.
She was married to John DANDRIDGE on July 11, 1936 and to this union were born eight children: John Jr., William, James, Sandra, Melvin, Rhonda, Tommy and Freddy.
She attended Rocky Mountain Community Church for over 45 years where she taught Sunday School classes for many years.
She is preceded in death by both parents, one daughter, Sandra SCOTT; one grandchild, Tommy GALE Jr.; three brothers, Bernard, James and Lloyd Dale BLACK.
She is survived by: her husband John of the home; six sons: John of Texas, William, James, Melvin and Tommy, all of Okla.; one daughter, Rhonda of Okla; one brother, Vernon of Okla.; twenty-six grandchildren, and thirty-three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 12, 1998 at 10:00 a.m. in the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill ROUNDTREE and Bro. Audie VAUGHN officiating.
Interment will follow at the Stilwell City Cemetery.

COOKSEY
Funeral services for Paul Edward COOKSEY Sr. will be held at 2:00 p.m.December 12, 1998 at the Marble City School Gymnasium in Marble City with clergymen Carl HANKS and Briggs CHUCULATE. Burial will be in the Flute Springs Cemetery.
Paul Edward COOKSEY Sr. was born March 24, 1945 in Tahlequah, Okla. He departed this life on December 9, 1998 in Sallisaw, Okla. at the age of 53.
He worked as a mechanic and equipment operator for Sequoyah County.
He is survived by wife Mary, sons: Paul, Benton Thomas and Dan; sisters: Daggie Mae and Ella Mae; brothers: William and Roy; and three grandchildren: Elizabeth, B.J. and Panther, all of Oklahoma.

PUMPKIN
Funeral services for Agnes CHRISTIE PUMPKIN, 76 of Tahlequah will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 16, 1998 at the Cedar Tree Tabernacle with Rev. Dale WILSON and Rev. Jim HENSON officiating. Burial will follow in the Pumpkin Hollow Cemetery under the direction of Reed-Culver Funeral Home of Tahlequah.
Pallbearers will be Carl ROSS, Gary SMITH, Thomas PUMPKIN, Warren TYON, Roger CAIN and Michael CHRISTIE.
Honorary pallbearers will be Kadah ROSS, Tim WILSON, Long Elk ROSS, Carl ROSS Jr., and Jonathon ROSS.
Mrs. PUMPKIN was born March 30, 1922 in Adair County, Oklahoma, the daughter of William and Jennie CHRISTIE, and she died December 12, 1998 in Tulsa.
Mrs. PUMPKIN attended Wauhillau schools in Adair County. She was an Elder for the Cherokee Historical Society and taught Cherokee to missionaries from all over the world. She was a member of the Cedar Tree Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers: Bill CHRISTIE Jr. and Lacy CHRISTIE and two sisters, Nancy RUNABOUT and Nellie SMITH.
Survivors include her husband, George of the home; four sons, Carl, David, Gary and Thomas; four daughters, Florene, Merry, Ernestine, all of Okla. and Maxine of Arizona; 17 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren and many other relatives, as well as a host of friends and loved ones.

ROSS
Funeral services for Elizabeth Ann SHEFFIELD ROSS will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 10, 1998 at the Hart Memorial Chapel in Westville with Bro. Rick GASSAWAY officiating. Burial will be in the Wetville City Cemetery.
Elizabeth Ann SHEFFIELD ROSS born November 7, 1934 at Westville, Oklahoma, to William and Willie Mae SHEFFIELD. She departed this life on December 5, 1998 at home.
Elizabeth was raised in the Westville community and continued to make this area her home.
She worked for Cookson Hills Community Action Headstate for several years. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers: William Elbert SHEFFIELD Jr. and Mitchell Dean SHEFFIELD and one infant child.
She is survived by one son; Jim of Connecticut; two granddaughters, Kasi and Amanda, both of Okla; one nephew Michael; and one great nephew, Patrick both of Okla.

PHILLIPS - PARK
Pearl Elsie PHILLIPS-PARK, daughter of James SHELL and Mary MITCHELL SHELL was born January 31, 1906 near Westville in Indian Territory, and departed this life to be with her Lord on December 11, 1998 at Memorial Hospital in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, at the age of 92 years, 10 months and 11 days.
Elsie was born and grew up about three miles south of Westville on what is commonly known as Shell Branch and lived there on the family farm until she married in 1924. She attended the Union Hill School.
She was married to Calvin H. PHILLIPS in 1924 and to this union were born five children: Rachell Marie, Tom, Harold (Jiggs), Lucille and Carlos.
She lived most of her adult life with the exception of a few years in California with her family in Westville.
She was a faithful Christian and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a life-long member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church having become a member in approximately 1937 where she served as choir leader for many years.
She was an original enrollee of the Cherokee Nation and her father was a Cherokee minister.
She is preceded in death by both parents; two brothers: Bill and Ed SHELL; two sisters, Eunice SHELL and Susie NEWLAN as well as two infant brothers, first husband Calvin PHILLIPS, one son, Carlos, and one daughter, Rachell Marie and second husband Leo PARK.
She is survived by two sons: Tom of Calif., and Harold (Jiggs)of Okla.; one daughter, Lucille of Calif.; one sister, Flora of Calif.; nine grandchildren, and eighteen great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday December 13, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. at the Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Westville with Bro. Audie VAUGHT and Bro. John MUNSON officiating. Interment followed at the Westville City Cemetery.

December 24, 1998

BRUNER
Donald Edward BRUNER, son of Edward O. BRUNER and Thelma Rose RITCHIE BRUNER was born March 14, 1937 in the Titanic community near Stilwell and departed this life to be with his Lord on December 20, 1998 at W.W. Hastings in Tahlequah, Okla., at the age of 61 years, 9 months and 5 days.
Donald married to Carolyn Louise WITT on June 22, 1960 and to this union were born 4 children; Chris, Tommy, Dawn and Jerry.
He was a lifelong farmer in the Titanic community and a mechanic by trade. He was a long time member of the Bidding Creek Baptist Church
He is preceded in death by both parents.
He is survived by: three sons, Christopher, Tommy and Jerry Wayne, all of Okla.; one daughter, Dawn of Okla.; one brother Dewayne of Okla.; two special nieces, Linda and Debbie; and nine grandchildren, Thomas, James, Dalton, Dana, Dara, Ramie and McKenleigh of Okla., and Brazen and Lauren of Texas.

MAXWELL
Funeral services for Helen Cleo MAXWELL were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 18, 1998 at the Hart Memorial Chapel in Westville with Rev. Mark CHENOWETH officiating. Burial will be in the Tahlequah City Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Westville.
Helen Cleo MAXWELL was born September 27, 1912 in Chouteau, Okla., to Robert Lee and Anna Lea WOOD DENTON. She departed this life December 14, 1998 in Lyons, Kansas, at the age of 86 years, 2 months and 17 days.
She was a child care provider in Westville to many of the area children. She worked at the Baptist Children's Home and the Methodist Children's Home. Helen was a member of the First Baptist Church in Westville and later transferred her membership to the United Methodist Church in Bushton, Kansas.
She was preceded in death by her parents; R.L. and Anna DENTON, two husbands; Otis FULLER and Arlie MAXWELL; three brothers and four sisters.
Helen is survived by one daughter; Patt of Okla.; one son, David of Kansas; one granddaughter, Susan of Kansas; two grandsons, Bill and Michael, both of Okla.; and two great grandsons, Eric of Kansas and Will of Okla.

KIRBY
Funeral services for Julie Mae KIRBY were held Thursday, December 17, 1998 at the Hart Memorial Chapel in Westville with Rev. Raymond MULLIN officiating. Burial will be in the Old Baptist Mission Cemetery.
Julie Mae KIRBY was born August 14, 1908 in Westville, Okla., to Frank and Nannie EDGEMON KIRBY. She departed this life December 11, 1998 in Westville at he age of 90 years, 3 months and 17 days.
She was a nurse and homemaker. She worked at St. Elizabeth Hospital in California, Westville Nursing Home and was a home health nurse in the Westville area for several years.
Julie was married to Tom KIRBY on March 30, 1929 in Missouri. She was of the Holiness faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Tom KIRBY; one son Ruben KIRBY; one grandson, Bob EBERT; three sisters, Dollie PALONE, Ova THURMAN and Virgie RHEA.
Julie is survived by two daughters; Rose and Mary.

DANDRIDGE
Bernice Irene DANDRIDGE, daughter of Eber S. BLACK and Millie DUNCAN BLACK was born May 24, 1918 in Bartlesville, Okla., and departed this life to be with her Lord, December 9, 1998 at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa at the age of 80 years, 6 months and 14 days.
She was married to John DANDRIDGE on July 11, 1936 and to this union were born eight children: John Jr., William, James, Sandra, Melvin, Rhonda, Tommy and Freddy.
She attended Rocky Mountain Community Church for over 45 years where she taught Sunday School classes for many years.
She is preceded in death by both parents, one daughter; Sandra SCOTT, one grandchild; Tommy GALE Jr., three brothers: Bernard BLACK, James BLACK and Lloyd Dale BLACK.
She is survived by: her husband John DANDRIDGE of the home; six sons; John Jr. of Texas, William, James, Melvin, Freddy and Tommy all of Okla.; one daughter, Rhonda of Okla.; one brother; Vernon of Okla.; twenty-six grandchildren; and thirty-three great grandchildren.

CANADA
Funeral services for Berniece CANADA, 59, of Westville were held Wednesday, December 23, 1998 in Hart Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Shirley FORD officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Baptist Mission Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were John MILLER, Michael MILLER, Jamie MILLER, David LITTLE, Travis SUGG and John PATTON.
Berniece CANADA, daughter of Claude and Thursle Alice MARTIN BROWN, was born March 25, 1939 in Tahlequah, Okla., and died Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998 at her home in Westville.
Mrs. CANADA was an employee of Campbell Soup for over 21 years and a member of the Church of God in Lincoln, Ark.
Her parents and grandson, Brandon MARTIN, preceded her in death.
Survivors include two sons, Dale and Rick, both of Okla.; three daughters, Anita, Tina and Angela, all of Ark.; two brothers, Haskell and Harold, both of Okla.; three sisters, Virginia, Katie and Pauline, all of Okla.; and three grandsons, Jeremiah and Jason, both of Ark., and Adam of Okla.

BOND
Beulah C. BOND, 95 year old resident of Watts, Okla., died Wednesday, December 16, 1998 at Siloam Springs Memorial Hospital in Siloam Springs, Ark. Born February 12, 1903, in Muskogee County, Okla. (I.T.), she was the daughter of John Calvin CALICO and Sinty Susan TOLLINGER CALICO.
Mrs. BOND had been a resident of Watts since 1984, formerly of California. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include one son, Henry of Okla.; one step-daughter, Laura of Oregon; 15 grandchildren; 15 step-grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; over 90 great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Pearl of California.
Funeral services were held Monday, December 21, 1998 at Wasson Memorial Chapel with Rev. Luke CHURCH officiating. Burial followed in Bell Cemetery.

AUTRY
Funeral services for Charles Harold AUTRY, Jr. will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 20, 1998 at the Hart Memorial Chapel in Westville with Rev. R.T. PERRY and Bob JOHNSON officiating. Burial will be in the Westville City Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Westville.
Charles Harold AUTRY, Jr. was born August 16, 1926 in Cass County, Texas, to Charles Harold AUTRY, Sr. and Minnie GARRETT AUTRY. He departed this life December 18, 1998 in Springdale, Ark., at the age of 72 years, 4 months and 2 days.
He was an industrial fireman for North American Rockwell on a federal government space program. He served two enlistments in the Navy from 1942-1948. He served aboard the U.S.S. Champlin (destroyer) during World War 11 and was in the Amphibious Scouts and Raiders which is today's Navy Seals.
He was married to Ruth ROLLINS on Sept. 1, 1947 in Odessa, Texas. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Westville.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Charles is survived by his wife; Ruth of the home; three daughters; Carlene and Vaulene of Tennessee and Shirley of Texas; one son, Charles of Colorado; 10 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.

December 30, 1999

BIGBY
A.C. "Mac" BIGBY, 74, died December 1, 1999 in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Pius X.Catholic Church. Military honors were provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1383 at Haven of Rest Mausoleum in Eternal Hills Memorial Park.
BIGBY was born November 24, 1925 in Stilwell to David and Lettie THOMAS BIGBY.
He moved with his family to Klamath Falls, Oregon, in September 1942, before enlisting in the Navy and serving in the South Pacific during World War 11.
He married Marvis MURPHY on April 26, 1952, in Reno, Nevada.
He worked at the Kesterman Mill and Johns-Manville before an accident forced his early retirement. he was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of American Legion. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and bowling.
Survivors include his wife; brothers, Ken, of Oregon, George and Arsie of California; and sister, Euphamia, of Oregon.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Felix and George S. BIGBY

GANTT
Irene GANTT, 67, of Muldrow, passed away Sunday, December 26, 1999 at Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Services were Tuesday, December 28, 1999 at Agent Chapel in Muldrow.
Interment followed in Cottonwood Cemetery south of Muldrow.
She was born May 27, 1932 in Stilwell to Evitt SEATON and Evelyn WALKINGSTICK SEATON.
She was a member of Victory Temple Pentecostal Church of Roland.
Survivors include seven daughters, Kathy, Alice, Sherry, Debra and Myra, of Arkansas, Nettie, of Texas and Susan, of Oklahoma; two sons, James, of Oklahoma, and Bill of Tennessee; 17 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; two sisters, Kahleetah and Sue, of Oklahoma; and one brother Earl.

CHRISTIE
Ida Mae CHRISTIE, daughter of Daniel CHRISTIE and Charlotte FLUTE CHRISTIE, was born June 26, 1920, in Barber and departed this life, Monday, December 20, 1999 at Stilwell Nursing Home at the age of 79 years, 5 months and 23 days.
Ida served her country proudly in Europe for three years in the U.S. military.
She retired from the Bureau of Indian Affairs after working at Seneca School, Jones Academy and as a matron at Sequoyah High School. She spoke the Cherokee language fluently, as well as English.
She is preceded in death by both parents; and two brothers, Richard and Ned CHRISTIE.
She is survived by one brother, Isaac; one sister, Lucy; one sister-in-law, Maggie; three loving cousins, Diane, Pat and Mary, all of Oklahoma.
Funeral was Thursday, Decembeer 23, 1999 at the Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel in Stilwell with Rev. Charles DUVALL and Rev. Charley SHELL officiating. Interment followed at the Barber Cemetery.

COX
Graveside services for Dora Lee COX were held Monday, December 27, 1999 at the Piney Cemetery with Rev. Jerry GATEWOOD officiating. Services were under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Stilwell.
Dora was born April 22, 1911, in Stilwell to Tom PALONE and Susan E. THORNTON PALONE. She departed this life December 24, 1999 in Stilwell at the age of 88 years, 8 months and 2 days. She was a homemaker and was of the Holiness faith.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband Clyde PARKER, her second husband Paul COX; one brother Richard PALONE and one sister Irene POOR.
Dora is survived by one nephew, Lenard, of Oklahoma; several cousins, other relatives, loved ones and friends.

OVERTURF
Funeral services for Winford OVERTURF were held Monday, December 27, 1999 at Hart Funeral Home Chapel in Westville with Rev. Audie VAUGHN officiating. Services were under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Westville.
Serving as pallbearers were: Noel MORRIS, Benny DENTON, Sam ADAIR, Phil BRAMLETT, Dennis KIDDY, Jim DOYLE, Bill ENGLEMAN and Joe HUFFAKER. Winford OVERTURF, son of William and Pearl L. SOUTH OVERTURF, was born August 30, 1926 in Caraway, Arkansas, and departed this life, December 24, 1999 in Westville after reaching the age of 73 years, 3 months and 24 days.
He was a retired plumber and attended the Westville Pentecostal Holiness Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving his country during World War 11.
He was married to Wilma HOWARD on December 31, 1988 in Westville.
He is preceded in death by his father; one daughter, Marie HAGAN; and one sister, Verona RALSTON.
He is survived by his wife, Wilma; three sons, Butch, of Arkansas and Dwayne and Greg, of Oklahoma; two daughters, Wendy, of Texas and Debra, of California; his mother, Pearl, of Arkansas; two brothers, Howard, of Texas, and Billy, of Arkansas; two sisters, Wilma, of Arkansas, and Jo, of Oklahoma; and by six grandchildren, Cassie, John, Brittney, Bradley, Didra and Kyle.

WALKER
Funeral services for Sherman Francis WALKER were held Monday, December 27, 1999, at the Hart Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jim NOBLE and Rev. Jim SISCO officiating. Interment followed at the New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Stilwell.
He was born December 17, 1905, in Prairie Grove, Arkansas, to William Columbus "Lum" WALKER and Maggie Lee TURNBULL WALKER. He departed this life December 24, 1999 in Tahlequah at the age of 94 years and 7 days.
He was a mechanic and was of the Pentecostal faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one son, Donald WALKER.
Sherman is survived by; Eldee, Shirley, Christopher, Pamela, Maggie, Fran and Mitchell, of Oklahoma; Glenda, Harold, Tommy and James, of Missouri; 31 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. [There is no explanation of relationship with the above names given.]

WILLIAMS
Wesley Sedell WILLIAMS, long-time Westville resident, was born April 28, 1918 in Chillicothe, Texas, and departed this life to be with our Lord, Thursday, December 23, 1999 at the Veterans Hospital in Fayetteville, Arkansas, at the age of 81 years, 7 months and 24 days.
At age 26, he entered the U.S. Navy and served his country proudly in World War 11. He was permanently disabled in July 1945 after being blown from a Navy destroyer and was honorably discharged July 10, 1945.
He married Pearl MCCOWN on March 22, 1980 and made Westville his home. He has resided with his step-granddaughter, Rhonda, who cared for him the past six years.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Pearl; two step-sons, one step-grandson and one step-granddaughter.
He is survived by three step-daughters, Eileen, Dolores and Imogene, Oklahoma; one step-son, Glen of Arizona; 13 step-grandchildren and 34 step-great grandchildren. Graveside services were Monday, Decembeer 27, 1999 at the Downing Cemetery in Baron, in Rev. Claude MCGEE officiating, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Westville.

WILLIAMS
Teresa WILLIAMS, daughter of Leon WILLIAMS and Delores MCCOWN WILLIAMS was born January 9, 1964 in Upland, California, and departed this life, Tuesday, December 21, 1999 at Memorial Hospital in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, at the age of 35 years, 11 months and 11 days.
Teresa worked as a lineman at Cobb-Vantress. She was a devoted mother to her 5 year old son, Rusty.
She is preceded in death by one brother, Robert WILLIAMS.
She is survived by her son; her parents; one sister, Victoria; two brothers, Richard and David, all of Oklahoma.
Graveside services were held Thursday, December 23, 1999 at the Westville City Cemetery with Rev. Mike HAYES officiating, under the direction of Roberts Funeral Home of Westville.

Thursday, December 31, 1998

LATTA
Funeral services for Florence Melvina YORK CHRISTIE LATTA were held December 23, 1998 at the Hart Memorial Chapel in Stilwell with Bro. Randy PROCTOR officiating.
Burial was in the Stilwell City Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Stilwell.
Florence CHRISTIE LATTA was born July 20, 1920 in Cherokee County, to William"Bill" and Niecie DEARMAN YORK. She departed this life December 21, 1998 in Stilwell, at the age of 78 years, 5 months and 1 day.
Florence was of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; Bill and Niecie YORK, one son: Rob CHRISTIE, one daughter: Annie CHRISTIE, one grandson: Harvery William CHRISTIE, two sisters; Opal YORK and Alice SCOTT.
Florence is survived by; five sons; Bill, Jack, Jessie, Lonnie and Rick; three daughters: LaVonna, Mary and Vicki, all of Okla.; one brother, Eugene of Okla.; 27 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and a host of friends and loved ones.

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