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Elmo "Doc' King
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Havenbrook Chapel for Elmo "Doc" King, 76, of Norman. The Rev. Mike Bumgarner will officiate. 
Mr. King died Oct. 6 [1999] in Norman. 
He was born April 30, 1923, to Jim C. and Willie Ward King. He attended school in Campbell, Texas, and was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army in England.
He married Jo Dell Farabee Aug. 31, 1973, in Gordonville, Texas. They moved to Norman in 1978 from Oklahoma City.
Mr. King became a USDA meat inspector for Armour and Wilson Meat Co., in Oklahoma City. When he retired in 1984, he received an award for outstanding service.
He was a member of Westwood Masonic Lodge 512, Scottish Rite, India Temple and Nomad Patrol. He was a member of Exchange Avenue Baptist Church. Mr. King was also a member of the Ticket Taker Exchange, working during the state fair in Oklahoma City for many years. He was an avid gardener and always took pride in his yard and garden.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, three brothers and three sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Jo Dell, of the home; two daughters, Jo Ann Townsend and Marie Davenport, both of Bethany; stepdaughters Varonia Farabee Benton of Littleton, Colo., and Lynn Farabee Walsh of Alexandria, Va.; sisters Evelyn Fox of Sadler, Texas, and Anna Reece of Oklahoma City; brothers Luther King and Kimbell King, both of Oklahoma City; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation.

James Woodrow "Woody' Cunningham
James Woodrow "Woody" Cunningham, 84, of Norman died here Thursday, Jan. 27 [2000].
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, in the Chapel at Davenport Cemetery at Davenport with the Rev. Kenneth Adams officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home.
Born Sept. 24, 1915, at Locust Grove, Cunningham was the son of Irvin Ernest and Martha Viola Roberts Cunningham. He came to Norman in 1989 from Fairfield, Calif.
Cunningham was a retired diesel mechanic working in construction. He married Alice Ornie Wade on Sept. 10, 1989, in Ada. He attended church at the Lakeside Church of God in Norman.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his former wife, Alice Viola Cunningham; two sons, infant James Woodrow Cunningham Jr. and Randy Lee Cunningham; two daughters, Delores Hall and Eileen McCauley; a brother, Clarence D. Cunningham, and a brother-in-law, Vick Forister.
Survivors include his wife, Alice, of the home; a son, Vernon Lowayne Cunningham and his wife, Sharon, of Edmond; five daughters, Mary Hayes and her husband, Tom, of Ada; Shirley Anderson of Shawnee, Cathy Forister, Jequita Raffety, and Jeannie Barrett and her husband, Rick, all of Norman; four sisters, Faye Ella Fryer and her husband, Charles, Flossie Irene Wisely and her husband, Jess, Geraldine Campbell, and Mary Jane Speck and her husband, Willard; two brothers, Irvin K. Cunningham and Herman Joe Cunningham and his wife, Patty; 21 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.
Bearers will be Jake Barrett, Chris Dunn, Jon Hayes, Dean Cunningham, Mark Cunningham, Michael Cunningham and Andy Wayne Cunningham. 
Honorary bearers will be Calvin Dunaway, Allison Richards, Lori Dunn-Brown, Kenny McCauley, James Cunningham, Todd Cunningham, Joel Swanson and Joe Brown.

Cora Lee Minyard
Published 10-3-99 
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Robinson Street Baptist Church for Cora Lee Minyard, 86, of Norman. The Rev. Bill Blair will officiate. Mrs. Minyard died Oct. 4 in Norman. 

Marvin T. Bates
Published 10-3-99 
Funeral services were held Sept. 18 at Wylie Bailey Funeral Home in Rockledge, Fla., for Marvin Bates, 58, of Rockledge, who died Sept. 16 at Holmes Regional Medical Hospital in Melbourne, Fla. 

Lillian Jo Swearingen
Published 10-3-99 
Private graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Norman IOOF Cemetery for Lillian Jo Swearingen, 97, of Norman. Mrs. Swearingen died Oct. 1 in Norman. Primrose Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. 

C. Carl Estridge
Published 10-3-99 
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Mayes Funeral Home Chapel for C. Carl Estridge, 80, of Norman. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park.

Vera V. Smith
Published 10-3-99 
Graveside services were held this afternoon in Washington Cemetery for Vera V. Smith, 86, of Washington. Miles King officiated.

Charles E. 'Jack' Anderson
Published 10-3-99 
Funeral services are pending for Charles E. "Jack" Anderson who died Oct. 5 in Norman. Havenbrook Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Elmo King
Published 10-3-99 
Funeral services are pending for Elmo King, 76, of Norman who died today, Oct. 6, in Norman. Havenbrook Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Johnny Ray Odom
June 19, 2000
Johnny Ray Odom, 69, of Kingston, formerly of Lexington, died Saturday, June 17, at V.A. Medical Center in Oklahoma City. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wilson-Little Funeral Home Chapel in Purcell. The Rev. Scott Lewis will officiate, and Masonic services will be conducted by Paul Owens. Interment will be at Hillside Cemetery in Purcell.

Roxie Lee Irby
June 19, 2000
Roxie Lee Irby, 87, of Norman died Saturday in Norman. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Primrose Chapel with the Rev. Ralph Shaffer, pastor of Faith Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Norman IOOF Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Primrose Funeral Service.

Cynthia Griffin Poteet
June 18, 2000
Cynthia Griffin Poteet, 41, Norman, died at her home on Thursday, June 15, after a two-year struggle with cancer. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City, under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home Norman.

Nancy Mae Lierman
June 18, 2000
Nancy Mae Lierman, 64, Norman, died Friday, June 16. Memorial services will be 3 p.m., Tuesday, June 20, at Primrose Funeral Chapel with Rev. George Martin. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Primrose Funeral Service.

Lillian Ethyl Holtzclaw
June 18, 2000
Lillian Ethyl Holtzclaw, 95, Norman, passed away Friday, June 16, in Norman. Services will be at 10 a.m., Monday, at First Baptist Church with Dr. Lavonn Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Norman IOOF Cemetery, under the direction of Primrose Funeral Service. 

Vickie Unsell
June 18, 2000
Vickie Unsell, 46, died Saturday, June 17, at Norman Regional Hospital. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, at McMahans Chapel in Noble. Interment will follow at Fairview Maguire Cemetery in Noble, under the direction of Mayes Funeral Directors.

Darrell Lee Grubbs
June 18, 2000
Darrell Lee Grubbs, 39, Norman, died Friday, June 16, in Norman. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, at the Norman IOOF Cemetery. Viewing will be at Mayes Funeral Directors on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. Family and friends are welcome Monday evening and Tuesday at the graveside. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Mayes Funeral Directors.

Wayne K. Shurtleff 
Services for Wayne K. Shurtleff, 85, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 30 [2001], at Anderson-Burris Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Healey officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Anderson-Burris Funeral Home. The family will greet friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 3002 N. Van Buren, Enid.

Pauletta Jane Walker 
Funeral services for Pauletta Jane Walker, 65, of Tipton, will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 30 [2001], at the First Baptist Church, in Tipton, with the Revs. Cal Hunter and Gene Foreman officiating. Burial will follow in the Tipton Cemetery. Jackson Funeral Home in Frederick is handling arrangements.

Elmer E. 'Rusty' Carr 
Services for Elmer E. "Rusty" Carr, 54, of Oklahoma City, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 30 [2001], at the John M. Ireland Funeral Home and Chapel with Chaplain Bob Willis officiating. Services are under the direction of the John M. Ireland Funeral Home and Chapel in Moore.

Danny Dennis 
Danny Dennis, 56, of Noble, died Thursday, June 28 [2001], at his residence. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 30, at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Purcell. Arrangements are under the direction of Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell.

William Merit Dewberry 
Services for William Merit Dewberry, 82, of Norman, are pending with Wadley's Funeral Home in Purcell. Mr. Dewberry died Thursday, June 28 [2001], at his home.

Lois Moody White 
Lois Moody White, 97, of Norman, died Tuesday, June 26 [2001], at Cedar Creek Nursing Home. Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at the Mayes Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Phil Fenn officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Ardmore. Mayes Funeral Directors is handling arrangements.

James Britton Morris
Published June 29, 2001
Services for James Britton Morris, 36, of Norman, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at McMahans Funeral Home Chapel in Noble with the Rev. Joe Grizzle officiating. Burial will follow at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at One Creek Cemetery near Antlers. McMahans Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Jose Carlos DeLara
Published June 29, 2001
Services for Jose Carlos DeLara, 11, of Norman, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with fathers Salvador Ortiz and Edward Menasco officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery. Mays Funeral Directors is handling arrangements.

Heath Corbin Wilburn Morris 
Heath Corbin Wilburn Morris, 9, of Norman, died Monday, June 25 [2001]. Services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, June 29, at the Primrose Chapel. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens. Primrose Funeral Service is handling arrangements.

Eula Faye Hobson 
Services for Eula Faye Hobson, 66, of Lexington, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 28 [2001], at Wadley's Funeral Chapel with J.L. Trammel officiating. Burial will be at Hillside Cemetery in Purcell. Services are under the direction of Wadley's Funeral Service, Purcell. 

Irene Elliott Donham
11/30/02
Services for longtime Norman resident Irene Elliott Donham, 99, will be at 11 a.m. today at the Primrose Chapel with burial at the Norman IOOF Cemetery. 
Mrs. Donham died Wednesday, Nov. 27, in Norman. 

Cleo C. ‘Doc’ Smith 
11/30/02
Cleo C. “Doc” Smith, 75, of Noble died Friday, Nov. 29, at Norman Regional Hospital. Services are pending with Memorial Chapel Funeral Service of Noble. 

Glenn Edward Zabel 
11/30/02
Glenn Edward Zabel, 81, died at the Veteran’s Hospital in Oklahoma City Thursday, Nov. 28. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. David Nehrenz officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Mayes Funeral Directors. There will also be a service at the Huber Funeral Home Chapel in Excelsior, Minn., at 10 a.m. Friday. Bural will follow at the Woodside Cemetery in Shorewood, Minn.
Mr. Zabel was born Nov. 21, 1921, to August Carl and Gertrude (Hudlow) Zabel. He served in the United States Marine Corp during World War II. He married Myrle Marie Fink in August of 1953. They moved to Norman in 1972. He was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church and of the VFW post in Excelsior, Minn.
Mr. Zabel loved bird hunting, fishing and golf.
He was preceded in death by his wife in 1986.
He is survived by a daughter, Linda Duede of Shakopee, Minn.; sons, Steve Zabel and wife, Susan, of Edmond, Larry Zabel and wife, Nancy, of Moore, Bruce Zabel of St. Cloud, Minn., and Robert Zabel of Oklahoma City; grandchildren Jessica Zabel, Matt Zabel, Mason Zabel, Susan Zabel, Brandon Zabel, Kristen Zabel, Jennifer Zabel, Alex Zabel, Chris Duede and Sarah Duede; a great-granddaughter, Sophia Marie; a sister, Betty Jensen of Rogers, Ark; a brother-in-law, Herb Gager of Chaska, Minn., and a number of nieces and nephews.
The family has suggested the Trinity Lutheran Building Fund in Norman as appropriate for memorial contributions. 

Mildred G. Herrin 
10/22/02
Mildred G. Herrin, 79, of Yukon, died Friday, Oct. 18, at her home. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Yoakum-Damet Memory Chapel in Purcell with the Rev. Bob Willetts officiating. Burial will be at Hillside Cemetery. Yoakum-Damet Funeral Home in Purcell is handling arrangements. 
Mrs. Herrin was born Nov. 17, 1922, in Lexington, to Robert and Elsie (Olson) York. she was raised in Lexington and graduated from Lexington High School in 1939. She married William G. Herrin Jr., Feb. 15, 1941, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Purcell. She was a homemaker until she became a seamstress with Penn Industries making vinyl tops for automobiles, hearses and limousines. 
Mrs. Herrin was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Leonard; sister, Elouise; and husband, William G. Herrin. 
Mrs. Herrin is survived by her daughters, Patricia Riney, of Harve-De Grace, Md., Sharon Kay Goode, of Atlanta, and Deborah Wyman, of Yukon; four grandchildren; brother, Edgar York, of Garland, Texas; and sister, Dorothy Alley, of Oklahoma City. 
Bearers will be Bob Brown, Bill Combs, Michael Penn, Kenneth Rauch, Chuck Witte and Terry Wyman. 
Honorary bearers will be Gary and Rick Combs, Floyd Johnson, Bob Richardson, Tim Witte and Edgar York. 

Durrel K. Knowles 
10/22/02
Durrel K. Knowles, 89, died Friday, Oct. 18, in Oklahoma City. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at First Christian Church in Chickasha. Burial will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery in Chickasha. Sevier Funeral Home in Chickasha is handling arrangements. 
Mr. Knowles was born March 8, 1923, in Ada, to Oscar and Marguerite (Pearcy) Knowles. He moved to Chickasha as a small child and graduated from Chickasha High School in 1940. He received a bachelors degree from the University of Oklahoma and a masters degree from Oklahoma State University. He taught vocational auto mechanics in Tulsa, Chickasha and Wichita, Kan., and aeromechanics at Canadian Valley Vo-Tech in El Reno. He was a certified flight instructor. He married Clorinda Beth Huffines in 1947. Clorinda died in 1977. He later married Tommie Pesterfield. Tommie died in 2001. He was a C-47 pilot in the Army Air Forces during WWII and served in France and Belgium. He was a member of First Christian Church. 
Mr. Knowles was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Marguerite Knowles, and brothers, Gaylord and Joe Knowles. 
Mr. Knowles is survived by his daughter, Sarah Smith and husband, Larry, of Chickasha; sons, Terry Knowles, of Norman, Tim Knowles and wife, Geri, of Chickasha, and George Knowles; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.


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