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Vivian McDonald

Graveside services for Vivian I. McDonald, 45, who died Saturday, June 7, were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Stone Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Bryan McDonald, Joplin; a daughter, Felesha McDonald, Joplin; her parents, Charlie E. and Eva B. Russell, both of Neosho; four brothers, Charlie Russell, Tommy Russell, and Timmy Russell, all of Neosho, and Junior Russell, Kansas City; three sisters, Carolyn Allen, Neosho, Dora Roberts, Springfield, and Marilyn Jackson, Pittsburg, Kan.; and a granddaughter.

Vera Morgan

Vera M. Morgan, 85, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., formerly a Joplin resident, died at 12:18 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, 1997, at the Upland (Calif.) Convalescent Home after a long illness.

Mrs. Morgan was born Sept. 23, 1911, at Neosho. She lived in Joplin most of her life, moving to California about seven years ago. She was a homemaker and a past member of Blendville Christian Church.

She married William E. Morgan on Aug. 5, 1928. He died May 10, 1974.

Survivors include a son, LaDell Morgan, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; two granddaughters; and a great-granddaughter.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Blendville Christian Church. Kyle Gardner, minister, will officiate.

Burial will be in Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery.

Services are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.

Sarah Snyder

Sarah Ruth ``Sadie'' Snyder, 87, 1219 E. Barham Drive, San Marcos, Calif., died at 2:20 p.m. Saturday, June 7, 1997, at a nursing home in Escondido, Calif., after a long illness. She was the mother of Verlin Synder, Joplin.

Mrs. Snyder was born March 29, 1910, in Carter County, Mo. She lived in California the past 25 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethel Baptist Church, Escondido.

Additional survivors include another son, Lindle Synder, Grand Rapids, Mich.; two daughters, Faye Davis, Prescott Valley, Ariz., and Shirley Louis, San Marcos, Calif.; a brother, Gerald Little, Granite City, Ill.; two sisters, Velma Hoagland, Fremont, and Christine Lawson, Birch Tree; 20 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary, Joplin, with the Revs. John Sherwood and Mike Snyder officiating. Burial will be in Burkhart Cemetery, Racine.

Friends may call after noon Thursday at the mortuary.

Pallbearers will be Mike Snyder, Alan Snyder, Steve Snyder, Alan Routledge, Jack Routledge and Richard Harris.

The family will be at the home of a son, Verlin Snyder, 5352 Walnut Drive, Joplin.

Milly Thompson

Muriel Anita ``Milly'' Thompson, 78, Spring Hill, Kan., a former Joplin resident, died at 2:35 p.m. Monday, June 9, 1997, at Columbia Regional Medical Center, Overland Park, Kan., after a short illness.

Mrs. Thompson was born July 18, 1918, in Sedalia. She lived in Joplin for 50 years before moving to the Kansas City area in 1989. She was a member of the Hillcrest Christian Church, the Humana Senior Friends, Hillcrest Crafters, Keenagers, and Women's CWF. While in Joplin, she was a long-time member of the First Community Church.

Her husband Robert ``Skip'' Thompson died in 1970.

She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Reed, Overland Park, Kan., a son, Steve Thompson, Hilton Head Island, S.C.; a brother, C. Wesley Young, Phoenix, Ariz.; two sisters, Bonnie Vorhees, Joplin, and Beverly Marks, Kansas City; and four grandchildren.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Hillcrest Christian Church in Overland Park. Pastor Jim Moxley and Pastor Mark Bigbee will officiate. Burial will be later at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery, Joplin.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Amos Family Funeral Chapel, Lenexa, Kan.

Contributions may be made to the memorial garden fund of Hillcrest Christian Church.

Dorothy Buck

CARTHAGE, Mo. - Dorothy Jean Buck, 68, 2132 S. Main St., died at 5:20 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, 1997, at a Joplin nursing home after several years of ill health.

Mrs. Buck was born Nov. 12, 1928, at Neosho. She was a lifetime area resident. She moved from Carthage to Neosho in 1970. She was a bookkeeper for about 48 years, last working at Southwest Missouri Cable in Joplin. She retired in 1989.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Carthage, and was a former member of the Neosho Congregational Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Jan Choate, Powell; three sons, Michael Buck, Carthage, Kenneth Buck, Springfield, and Richard Buck, Fort Smith, Ark.; her mother, Mildred Jackson, Carthage; and eight grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. The Rev. Joseph Rychcik will officiate. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery, Neosho.

Friends may call after 11 a.m. today at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home.

Hester Cooper

LAMAR, Mo. - Hester Louise Cooper, 84, Lamar, died at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, 1997, in a Carthage nursing home after a long illness.

Mrs. Cooper was born Feb. 4, 1913, at Selma, Calif. Before retirement, she was employed 13 years as a licensed practical nurse at Barton County Memorial Hospital, Lamar. She was a member of the Missouri State LPN Association.

She was a member of the Christian Church, Independence.

She married Harold B. Cooper on Jan. 27, 1936, at Erie, Kan. He died Aug. 13, 1959.

Surviving are a son, Harold Richard Cooper, Joplin; a daughter, Sandra Kay Morris, Webb City; two sisters, Anne Gardner, Lamar, and Blanche Ready, Sheldon; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lake Cemetery, Lamar. The Rev. John Dille will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar.

Zenver Huffmaster

MONETT, Mo. - Zenver Huffmaster, 97, Monett, died at 11:35 p.m. Monday, June 9, 1997, at Cox-Monett Hospital after a short illness.

Mrs. Huffmaster was born March 30, 1900, in Monett. She attended Eden School, south of Monett. She was a homemaker and a member and treasurer of the Royal Star. She was a member of the New Salem Methodist Church. She attended First United Methodist Church, Monett.

She married James B. Huffmaster on Jan. 22, 1922, at Washburn. He died June 11, 1983.

Additional survivors include a son, Gale Huffmaster, Monett; two daughters, Maxine Montgomery, Fairview, and Dolores Bertalot, Sapulpa, Okla.; eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett. The Rev. Mark Mildren will officiate. Burial will be in Monett IOOF Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Monett, in care of the funeral home.

Flora O'Dell

WEBB CITY, Mo. - Flora Jane O'Dell, 71, 329 S. Ball St., died at 9:20 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, after three months of ill health.

Mrs. O'Dell was born Aug. 15, 1925, in Newton County. She lived in the Webb City area most of her life. She had worked in the housekeeping department at St. John's Regional Medical Center before retiring.

She was a member of the Pittsburg (Kan.) Baptist Temple.

Her first husband, Charles Moss, died in 1967. Her second husband, Willard Gene O'Dell, died Sept. 2, 1984.

There are no immediate survivors.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Simpson Funeral Home, Webb City. Martin Bush, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Burkhart Cemetery, Racine.

Contributions may be made to the Pittsburg (Kan.) Baptist Temple.

Melvin Scholes

SHELDON, Mo. - Melvin Loyal Scholes, 73, Kansas City, Kan., formerly of Sheldon, died Monday, June 9, 1997, at a Gladstone nursing home after a long illness.

Mr. Scholes was born Nov. 26, 1923, at Neodesha, Kan. He was reared in the Sheldon area. He graduated from Sheldon High School in 1941. He attended a Springfield college for two years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He worked for several years at the former Nevada State Hospital before retiring in 1986. He moved to Kansas City, Kan., about four years ago.

Survivors include his wife, Othella Scholes, of the home; a son, Kevin Scholes, Kansas City, Kan.; a daughter, Leta Bquette, Independence; three brothers, Raymond Scholes, Jericho Springs, Gene Scholes, Kansas City, and Loren Scholes, Salina, Kan.; two sisters, Helen Mangin and Pearl Larson, both of Nevada; three grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Beeny-Ferry Funeral Home, Sheldon. Burial will be in Dunnegan Grove Cemetery, Sheldon.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Jesse Woods

AURORA, Mo. - Jesse James Woods, 60, Aurora, died at 6:45 p.m. Sunday, June 8, 1997, at a Monett nursing home after a short illness.

Mr. Woods was born Feb. 21, 1937, in Aurora and was a lifetime area resident. He was a retired automobile mechanic.

Survivors include four sons, Sammy Woods, Pierce City, Richard Woods, Monett, Frank Woods, Decatur, Ark., and Jamie Woods, Aurora; five daughters, Barbara McVickers, Liberal, Kan., Carol Estes, Stotts City, Theresa Watkins, Monett, Tammy Ann Cook, Springtown, Ark., and Cathren Woods, Gentry, Ark.; a brother, Otis Kimbler, Chico, Calif.; three sisters, Fannie Walker, Fort Scott, Kan., Mary Keeton, Springfield, and Maxine Henson, Aurora; and 17 grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home, Aurora. The Rev. Joe Wolven will officiate. Burial will be in Spring River Cemetery, Verona.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Rachel Brockman

WEIR, Kan. - Rachel Ruth Brockman, 91, Weir, died at 1:18 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, 1997, at Mount Carmel Medical Center, Pittsburg, after an illness.

Mrs. Brockman was born Dec. 23, 1905, in Weir. She attended the Coal Valley School. She was a homemaker. She had worked at the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant, Parsons, and also did sewing, wallpapering of many homes and businesses, made quilts and helped with the elderly in their homes.

She was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Kent Chapter No. 117 of the Order of Eastern Star and the Senior Citizens, all of Weir, and the White Shrine and American Legion Auxiliary.

She married Carl G. Brockman on May 14, 1924, at Columbus. He died July 1, 1969.

Survivors include a sister, Evangeline Pennington, Weir; and a niece, Judy Penrod Dietz, Weir, who was raised by Mrs. Brockman.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Hosey Hill Cemetery, Weir. The Rev. James Shope will officiate.

Friends are to meet at the cemetery.

Friends may call after 1 p.m. today at Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, Weir.

Contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church of Weir, in care of the funeral home.

Stanley LaPee

CHETOPA, Kan. - Stanley LaPee Sr., 55, Chetopa, died at 9:45 a.m. Monday, June 9, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., after a sudden illness.

Mr. LaPee was born Nov. 28, 1941, in Melrose. He worked for the Acme Foundry in Coffeyville for the last 20 years. He was a member of the Chetopa Community Bible Church.

Mr. LaPee was a lifetime resident of the Chetopa area.

He married Donna Doan on Dec. 28, 1962, in Chetopa. She survives.

Additional survivors include two sons, Stanley Walter LaPee Jr. and Cline Russell LaPee, both of Chetopa; his mother, Pearl Ann Kepner, Chetopa; two sisters, Joanne Rife, Redondo Beach, Calif., and Carol Covello, Arvada, Colo.; one brother, Merle LaPee, Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; and five grandchildren.

Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Bath Funeral Home in Chetopa. The Rev. Ron Frazier will officiate, with burial in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Bobby Phipps

GALENA, Kan. - Bobby Joe Phipps, 51, Summerville, S.C., a former Galena resident, died Tuesday, June 3, 1997, at his home after a long illness.

Mr. Phipps was born March 28, 1946, in Joplin, Mo. He formerly lived in Galena and was a graduate of Galena High School. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Union College, Lincoln, Neb., and a master's degree from Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Mich. He was a financial analyst for Santee Cooper, Moncks Corner, S.C.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Phipps; three sons, Mark Phipps, Galena, Michael Phipps, Spartanburg, S.C., and Robert Phipps, of the home; his mother, Alma Phipps, Galena; three brothers, Micky Phipps, Denver, Colo., Larry Phipps, Altamont, and Dr. Ronny Phipps, Independence; and a sister, Iretta LaGasse, Joplin.

Services were held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 6, at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Summerville. Burial was in the Summerville Cemetery.

Arrangements were under the direction of Dyal Funeral Home, Summerville.

Betty Rush
GROVE, Okla. - Betty Jeanne Molloy Rush, 74, Grove, died at 8:50 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, 1997, at her home after an illness.

Mrs. Rush was born Aug. 27, 1922, at Tahlequah, Okla. She was a lifetime area resident and homemaker. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Grove; P.E.O., Grove; Delta Zeta Sorority; the Cherokee County (Okla.) Draft Board; the Enid (Okla.) Hospital Auxiliary; and was in the 1943 Who's Who of American Women.

She was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran serving from 1943 to 1945.

She married William B. ``Bill'' Rush in October 1975 at Tahlequah. He died Feb. 9, 1994.

She was also preceded in death by a daughter.

Survivors include a son, John Molloy, Broken Arrow, Okla.; a daughter, Ann Hayes, Tahlequah; and five grandchildren.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church, Grove, the Rev. Nicky Blackford officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, Grove.

Arrangements are under the direction of Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove.

Estelle Wilmoth

GROVE, Okla. - Estelle A. Wilmoth, 77, Grove, died at 10:15 a.m. Monday, June 9, 1997, at a Grove nursing home after an illness.

Mrs. Wilmoth was born Dec. 24, 1919, at Quitman, Texas. She had lived in San Angelo, Texas, for 37 years, where she was cafeteria manager for the San Angelo Independent School District for 14 years. She was a member of the First Church of God, Miami, Okla.

She married Floyd L. Wilmoth on Jan. 14, 1942, at Harlingen, Texas. He survives.

Additional survivors include three daughters, Shirley Naugle, Grove, Glenda Pasley, Carrollton, Texas, and Crystal Hughes, Mesquite, Texas; two sisters, Virginia Morehouse and Opal Todd, addresses unavailable; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ervin M. Maltbie officiating. Burial will be in Falling Springs Cemetery near Decatur, Ark.

Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Sarah Snider

Sarah Ruth ``Sadie'' Snider, 87, 1219 E. Barham Drive, San Marcos, Calif, died at 2:20 p.m. Saturday, June 7, 1997, at a nursing home in Escondido, Calif., after a long illness. She was the mother of Verlin Snider, Joplin.

Mrs. Snider was born March 29, 1910, in Carter County, Mo. She lived in California the past 25 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Bethel Baptist Church, Escondido.

Additional survivors include another son Lindle Snider, Grand Rapids, Mich.; two daughters, Faye Davis, Prescott Valley, Ariz., and Shirley Louis, San Marcos; a brother, Gerald Little, Granite City, Ill.; two sisters, Zelma Hoagland, Fremont, and Christine Lawson, Birch Tree; 20 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Mason-Woodard Mortuary, Joplin, with the Rev. John Sherwood and the Rev. Mike Snider officiating. Burial will be in Burkhart Cemetery, Racine.

Friends may call after noon today at the mortuary.

Pallbearers will be Mike Snider, Alan Snider, Steve Snider, Alan Routledge, Jack Routledge and Richard Harris.

The family will be at the home of a son, Verlin Snider, 5352 Walnut Drive, Joplin.

Bobby Sparlin

Bobby Lee Sparlin, 25, Joplin, died at 5:10 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, 1997, at Freeman Hospital West. The death is being investigated by the Newton County coroner.

Mr. Sparlin was born Oct. 31, 1971, in Joplin and was a lifetime area resident. He had been a supervisor for Able Body Corp. He was a member of the Christian Church.

He married Amy Chapman in 1989 in Joplin. She survives.

Additional survivors include a son, Bobby Dale Sparlin, of the home; his parents, Bill Sparlin, Seneca, and Eva J. Waisner, Tulsa, Okla.; two brothers, Chuck Sparlin, Joplin, and Chris Sparlin, Seneca; a sister, Nicole Sparlin, Seneca; and a paternal grandmother, Velma Collins, Joplin.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Osborne Memorial Cemetery. The Rev. Kenneth Holmon will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Gary Brown, Rick Waisner, Burley Sparlin, Charles Silvers, Bill Tandy, Chuck Sparlin and Brian Harding.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Mason-Woodard Mortuary.

Dorothy Antle

EXETER, Mo. - Dorothy Katherine Antle, 70, Exeter, died at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, June 11, 1997, at South Barry County Hospital, Cassville, after a long illness.

Mrs. Antle was born July 7, 1926, at Exeter. She lived most of her life in the Exeter area and was a graduate of Exeter High School. She had worked several years in the recorder's office in the Barry County Courthouse and at Barry County Abstract Co.

She was a member of Corinth Baptist Church, Cassville.

She married George Antle on June 24, 1944, at Berryville, Ark. He survives.

Additional survivors include a son, Dub Antle, Exeter; three daughters, Carol Ann Longley, Cassville, Linda Fulton, Branson, and Cheri Lynn Williams, Baton Rogue, La.; three brothers, Bob Williams and Mickey Williams, both of Exeter, and John Williams, Purdy; three sisters, Betty Timmons, Exeter, Mary Jane Barker, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Billie Jean Higgs, Wheaton; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter. The Rev. Bob Neeley will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Scott Antle, Don Longley, Kent Longley, Brent Higgs, Larry Williams, Dennis Timmons, Craig Williams and Denny Williams.

Arrangements are under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.

Hester Cooper

LAMAR, Mo. - Graveside services for Hester Louise Cooper, 84, Lamar, who died Tuesday, will be at 2 p.m. today at Lake Cemetery, Lamar.

The Rev. John Dille will officiate.

Arrangements are under the direction of Daniel Funeral Home, Lamar.

Survivors include a sister, Mae Gardner, Lamar.

Marguerite Fowler

NEVADA, Mo. - Marguerite Fowler, 95, Nevada, died Tuesday night, June 10, 1997, at her home after a short illness.

Mrs. Fowler was born July 12, 1901, at Ellis, Kan. She graduated from Nevada High School in 1918. She also graduated from Cottey College in Nevada. She was a longtime member of Chapter D. W. of the P. E. O. Sisterhood. She also was a member of the Thursday Bridge Club for many years.

She married Hubert Fowler on Oct. 24, 1925, in Nevada. He died in 1993.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Ferry, Nevada; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada. Burial will be in Newton Burial Park.

Contributions may be made to the Hubert L. Fowler Memorial Scholarship Fund or to the Nevada Regional Medical Center Foundation.

Frank Hutson

NEVADA, Mo. - Frank Hutson, 92, Nevada, died at 3:55 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, 1997, at a Nevada nursing home after an illness.

Mr. Hutson was born July 20, 1904, at El Dorado Springs. He farmed most of his life in Vernon County. He moved to Nevada in 1971 after retiring. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

He married Nina E. Webster on July 2, 1927, at Butler. She survives.

Additional survivors include a sister, Norma Johnson, Kansas City; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

One son preceded him in death.

Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Milster Funeral Home, Nevada. The Rev. John Nichols will officiate. Burial will be in Greenmound Cemetery, Harwood.

Contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, in care of the funeral home.

Joyce Jeffries

PINEVILLE, Mo. - Joyce Peel Jeffries, 62, Pineville, died at 3:05 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, 1997, at an Anderson nursing home after an illness.

Ms. Jeffries was born June 13, 1934, at Wagon Mount, N.M. She moved to Anderson from Joplin in 1983. She owned and operated the Mustang Ranch in Anderson for several years.

Her former husband, David Peel, died in 1973.

Survivors include a son, Samuel Davis Peel, Jacksonville, Fla.; her mother, Cuba Mae Schulz, Pineville; and a sister, Mary O'Brien, Lanagan.

The body will be cremated.

Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. today at Anderson Funeral Home, Anderson. The Rev. Hank Gorman will officiate.

Carl VanBuskirk

LOCKWOOD, Mo. - Carl William VanBuskirk, 92, Lockwood, died at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, 1997, at Barton County Memorial Hospital, Lamar, after an illness.

Mr. VanBuskirk was born May 31, 1905, in Dade County. He moved to Lockwood about five years ago. He graduated from Greenfield High School and attended Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield. He taught in rural schools. He also worked 40 years for Merchants Motor Freight Co., including 37 years at the company's headquarters at St. Paul, Minn.

He was an elder at the First Presbyterian Church, St. Paul.

He married Janice Ramsey on April 24, 1934, at Leoti, Kan. She died about five years ago.

Survivors include a brother, Ralph VanBuskirk, Lockwood; and two sisters, Edna Wortman and Lois Greer, both of Lockwood.

Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Lockwood Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Bob Martins will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, northwest of Lockwood.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Lockwood Funeral Chapel.

Contributions may be made to the Lockwood Senior Citizens Center, in care of the funeral home.

Bobbie Graham

COLUMBUS, Kan. - Barbara Jean ``Bobbie'' Graham, 75, Columbus, died at 9:05 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., after a short illness.

Mrs. Graham was born June 10, 1922, in the state of Missouri. She moved to Columbus about 22 years ago from Midwest City, Okla. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church, rural Columbus.

She married Fred Matthew Graham on Nov. 27, 1955, at Hernando, Miss. He survives.

Additional survivors include two sons, Fred Graham, Baxter Springs, and Harry Schultz, Bernice, Okla.; two daughters, Dian Patterson, Fort Stockton, Texas, and Cheri West, Denver; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Derfelt's Baxter Chapel. The Rev. Kyle Rudd will officiate. Burial will be in Park Cemetery, Columbus.

Pallbearers will be Gary Elliott, Scott Farkas, Charles Heavins, Ken McKenzie, Keith Patterson, Rich Schrandt, Ralph Stone and James York.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral chapel.

Betty Budds

JAY, Okla. - Betty Ann Proctor Budds, 53, Jay, died at 5:55 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, 1997, at Hastings Hospital, Tahlequah, after a sudden illness.

Mrs. Budds was born Feb. 17, 1944, at Strang. She was a member of Steeley Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Jack Lee Budds; two sons, Jack Donovan Budds, Leach, and Donnie Lee Budds, Salina; three daughters, Donna Sue Budds, Donnella Sue Budds and Dianna Budds, all of Salina; three brothers, Sequoyah Proctor and Jody Proctor, both of Salina, and Theodore Proctor, Jacksonville, Fla.; three sisters, Patsy Ballou, Salina, Annabelle McKinley, Jacksonville, Fla., and Helen Mejia, Siloam Springs, Ark.; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Steeley Baptist Church. Burial will be in Steeley Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Jay.

Jack Byrd

EUCHA, Okla. - H.M. ``Jack'' Byrd, 74, Eucha, died at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, 1997, at a Springdale, Ark., hospital after a long illness.

Mr. Byrd was born Oct. 16, 1922, at Verdigris. He spent most of his life in the Eucha area. He worked 19 years at Meadow Gold Milk Co. He served in the Army and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He also was a member of First Assembly of God Church, Jay.

He married Dimple Dick on April 9, 1942, at Pryor. She survives.

Additional survivors two sons, J.C. Byrd, Eucha, and Gerald Byrd, Broken Arrow; two daughters, Dolores Wortham, Eucha, and Brenda Spicer, Grove; a sister, Anna Hoover, Tulsa; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at First Assembly of God Church, Jay. The Rev. Gerald Byrd and the Rev. Dewane Stone will officiate. Burial will be in Eucha Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Hinderliter- Woodard Funeral Home, Jay.

Edith Epps

MIAMI, Okla. - Edith Epps, 70, Miami, died at 3:55 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, 1997, at St. John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo., after an illness.

Ms. Epps was born May 20, 1927, at Dallas, Texas. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church, Miami.

Her husband, Gilbert Epps, died June 2, 1992.

Survivors include two sons, Stephen Epps, Miami; and Randy Epps, Tulsa; two brothers, Werner Dyer, Lancaster, Texas, and Jimmie Dyer, Bedford, Mass.; a sister, Maydell Bethel, Irving, Texas; and two granddaughters.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. today at GAR Cemetery. The Rev. Gerald Baser will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Jim Thomas Funeral Home, Miami.

Joyce Seabourn

GROVE, Okla. - Joyce J. Seabourn, 70, Grove, died at 5 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, 1997, at Grove General Hospital after a long illness.

Mrs. Seabourn was born April 8, 1927, at Prairie Grove, Ark. She was a waitress in the Grove area for more than 33 years before retiring.

She was a member of First Christian Church, Grove. She was a Cherry Red volunteer at Grove General Hospital since January 1987.

She married Vernie L. Seabourn on Dec. 2, 1944, at Girard, Kan. He died June 11, 1986.

Survivors include a son, Benny Lee Seabourn, Fairland; a daughter, Joan Gant, Oklahoma City; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Christian Church, Grove. Ben Seabourn will officiate. Burial will be in Olympus Cemetery.

Visitation will be at 7 p.m. today at Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove.


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