|June 9, 2000
Lohny Alyce Ray
GERONIMO — Funeral for Lohny Alyce Ray, 20, Geronimo, will be at 10:30
a.m. Saturday at Lawton First Assembly of God with the Rev. Herschel R.
Lindsey, Baptist minister, Lawton, officiating. Ms. Ray was found dead
Dec. 21, 1999, southeast of Geronimo. Burial will be at Cache Cemetery
under the direction of Becker Funeral Home.
She was born Jan. 4, 1978, in Lawton. She graduated from Geronimo High
School. During high school she was treasurer of the Science and Math Club
and an advertiser in the Native American Club. She was active in basketball,
softball, cheerleading, FFA and various other organizations. She was employed
as a telemarketer. She attended Geronimo First Baptist Church and was a
member of the Choctaw Tribe.
Survivors include her daughter, Devin Alyce Ray, Geronimo; her mother,
Robin Hinson, Geronimo; her stepfather, John Hinson, Lawton; a brother,
Ross Pilkington, Lawton; a stepsister and brother-in-law: Cammie and Jason
Brown, Pearland, Texas; her maternal grandmother and stepgrandfather: Jean
Ray-Jones and her husband Peter, Geronimo; her maternal grandfather, James
Lee "Trigger" Pipes, Portland, Mich.; an aunt, Virginia Neal and her husband,
Bob, Noble; an uncle and aunt, John and Pat Silcock of England; her cousins,
John and Beverly Andrews and family, Lawton; and her special friends, Felix
and Sylvia Macias, both of Geronimo.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Lonnie Ray; and a great-aunt
and great-uncle, Doris and Homer King. Memorial contributions may be made
to the Devin Ray Fund, First Southwest Bank, P.O. Box 99, Chattanooga 73528.
Ivie ‘State’ Britton
CHICKASHA — Funeral for Ivie "State" Britton, 85, Chickasha, will be
at 1 p.m. Saturday at Shepherd Street Christian Church, Chickasha. Burial
will be at Fairlawn Cemetery under direction of Fletcher-Jefferson Funeral
Home, Chickasha. Survivors include four sisters: Dorothy B. Lee, Los Angeles;
Beulah Copeland, Chickasha; Dora Owen, Sacremento, Calif.; and Flora Maytubby,
Duncan; a brother, Allen Britton Jr., Oklahoma City; and two brothers-in-law:
Elisha Copeland, Chickasha; and A.R. Maytubby, Duncan.
Joe D. Cobb
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Graveside service for former Cyril resident Joe
D. Cobb, 42, Schaumburg, Ill., will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Celestial Gardens
Cemetery, Cyril. Mr. Cobb died Tuesday in Illinois after a brief illness.
Burial will be under direction of Robbins Funeral Home, Fletcher. Survivors
include his parents: Donnie and Pauline Cobb, Cyril; two sisters: Phyllis
Bingham, Daytona Beach, Calif.; and Kay Manderscheid, Pensacola, Fla.;
two nieces: Morgan and Paige Manderscheid; several aunts and uncles: Marjorie
Gaines, Midwest City; Marilyn and Warren Smith, Seattle; Don and Dorothy
Heavin and Jack and Doris Reynolds, all of Cyril; Charley and Colleen Whitfield,
Duncan; and Frank and Joann Parks, Hillsboro, Tenn.; and several cousins.
FREDERICK — Funeral for Oretha Fowler, 84, Frederick, will be at 3
p.m. today at Burkhardt Chapel, Frederick Memorial Cemetery, with the Rev.
Pete Wylie officiating. Mrs. Fowler died Tuesday in a Dallas hospital after
a brief illness. Burial will be at Frederick Memorial Cemetery under direction
of Jackson Funeral Home.
She was born May 26, 1916, in Milo to W.L. and Gertrude Hayes Karr.
She attended school in Milo. She married Charlie W. Fowler on Jan. 21,
1934, in Frederick. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband of the home; two daughters and a son-in-law:
Charlett Ripley, Frederick; and Charlene and Joe Cary, Bonham, Texas; a
sister, Lula Duke, Vernon, Texas; a sister-in-law, Hattie Fowler, Frederick;
four grandchildren: Craig and Cari Ripley, Frederick; Crista and Steve
Cherry, Paris, Texas; Renee and Rob Wiggins, Sherman, Texas; and Charlie
Joe and Lisa Cary, Bonham, Texas; and six great-grandchildren: Chasen and
Chelsey Cherry, Jimmy and Jenna Ripley, Bailey Wiggins and Brooke Cary.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers: Orlanda and
Jerry Karr; a sister, Anna Hughes; and a son-in-law, Jimmy Ripley. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Burkhardt Cemetery Trust Fund or First
United Methodist Church.
Jerry Don Landrum
WICHITA FALLS, Texas — Funeral for Jerry Don Landrum, 65, Wichita Falls,
Texas, is pending with Gish Funeral Home, Frederick. Mr. Landrum died Wednesday
in Wichita Falls.
Robert Lynn Fletcher
ROSWELL, N.M. — Funeral for former Walters resident Robert Lynn Fletcher,
65, Roswell, N.M., will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home
Chapel, Walters, with the Rev. Carlton Campbell officiating. Mr. Fletcher
died Tuesday in Roswell. Burial will be at Walters Cemetery. Survivors
include his mother, Della Fletcher, Walters; three sisters: Mildred Fullen,
Joshua, Texas; Thelma Bilbrey, Walters; and Norma Ann Weibel, Branson,
Mo.; and three brothers: Carl Fletcher, Temple; Edward Fletcher, Roswell;
and Earl Dean Fletcher, Weatherford, Texas.
Alvis Ray McClure
DAVIDSON — Funeral for Alvis Ray McClure, Davidson, is pending with
Jackson Funeral Home, Frederick. Mr. McClure died Wednesday in a Frederick
hospital after a lengthy illness.
August 15, 2000
TEMPLE — Funeral for Bernie Vache, 94, Temple, is pending with Hart-Wyatt
Funeral Home, Temple. Mrs. Vache died Sunday in Burkburnett, Texas.
Charles Henry Sharp
Funeral for Charles Henry Sharp, 57, Lawton, is pending with Lawton
Ritter Gray Funeral Home. Mr. Sharp died Sunday in a local hospital.
October 14, 2000
ALTUS — Funeral for J.L. Hensley, 73, Altus, will be at 2 p.m. today
at Kincannon Funeral Home Chapel, Altus, with Bill Osborne officiating.
Mr. Hensley died Wednesday in Altus.
Burial will be at Centerville Cemetery south of Con-8 Gin in Kiowa
He was born July 8, 1927, to John Edward and Susie Mae O’Dell Hensley.
He married Myrtle Hals on Nov. 24, 1949, in Vernon, Texas. He worked at
the Fairmont/Bordens distributorship for 15 years and was owner/operator
of Hensley’s Greenhouse from 1968-97.
Survivors include his wife, Altus; a son, Bobby Hensley, Akron, Ohio;
two daughters: Susan Prue and her husband Wayne, Allen, Texas; and Paula
Hankins and her husband Mark, Altus; a sister, Leona Williams, Altus; six
grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and many friends.
Funeral for S.D. Woods, 82, Lawton, is pending with Miller’s Mortuary.
Mr. Woods died Thursday at his home after a lengthy illness.
October 20, 2000
George Ead Mathey
SNYDER — Funeral for George Ead Mathey, 93, Snyder, will be at 2:30
p.m. Saturday at Snyder First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Nancy
Adler and Dr. J.D. Ward officiating. Mr. Mathey died Wednesday at an Altus
hospital. Burial will be at Mountain Park Cemetery, Mountain Park, under
direction of Preston-Leckie Funeral Home, Snyder.
He was born March 13, 1907, in Judayda Marjayoun, Lebanon, to Ead and
Sada Mathey. He married Sadie Helen Shadid on July 27, 1947, in Sherman,
Texas. He was a longtime grocer in Mountain Park. Survivors include two
sons and a daughter-in-law: Eddie and Kathy Mathey; and Albert Mathey,
all of Snyder; a daughter, Eddette Mathey, Snyder; and two grandchildren:
Chad Eddie Mathey and his wife, Tamla, Roeland, Kan.; and Shawna Mathey,
Oklahoma City. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and two
sisters: Foutha Massad and Zahaya Ayesh.
Gladys O. Homsey
ALTUS — Graveside service for Gladys O. Homsey, 91, Altus, will be
at 11 a.m. today at Altus City Cemetery with Ed Lobaugh officiating. Mrs.
Homsey died Tuesday in Altus. Arrangements are by Kincannon Funeral Home,
She was born June 29, 1909, in Avoca, Texas. She married Cecil Homsey
in August 1927 in Olustee. She was a longtime member of Elm and Hudson
Church of Christ. Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law: Tommy
Wayne Homsey and his wife, Thelma, Amarillo, Texas; and Gary Lynn Homsey,
Dallas; a daughter, Linda Schwartz, Moore; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
ROGERS, Texas — Funeral for former Snyder resident Wayne Thorp, 72,
Rogers, Texas, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Snyder Church of Christ with
C.W. Kidwell officiating. Mr. Thorp died Tuesday in Rogers. Arrangements
are by Becker Funeral Home, Snyder. Survivors include his mother, Ollie
O. Thorp, Rogers; a sister, Janell Schubert, Rogers; three brothers: Weldon
B. Thorp, Albuquerque, N.M.; Eldon C. Thorp, Huntington Beach, Calif.;
and James Keith Thorp, Vancleavee, Miss. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m.
today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Church
of Christ, 1102 E St., Snyder 73566.
Opal M. Roberts
Funeral for Opal M. Roberts, 97, Lawton, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday
at Becker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with Dr. William F. Watkins, associate
pastor, First Baptist Church, officiating. Mrs. Roberts died Wednesday
at a Lawton care center. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens under
direction of Becker Funeral Home.
She was born April 15, 1903, in Wetumka to Robert L. and Mattie B.
Meadors. She was married to Grover Autry, who died in 1954. She later married
Earl A. Roberts Sr., who died in 1992. She grew up in Dustin, where she
attended school. She attended Oklahoma Baptist University and Central State
College at Edmond. She had worked in the finance business in Walters and
had been a Lawton resident since 1961. She was a member of First Baptist
Survivors include a nephew, Robert L. "Bob" Meadors, Lawton; a niece,
Pat Millsap, Lawton; seven great-nieces and nephews; and several great-great-nieces
and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Manilla Claiborne;
and a brother, Lloyd Meadors. Memorial contributions may be made to First
Lurena Lewis Allen
Funeral for Lurena Lewis Allen, 92, Lawton, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday
at Trinity Baptist Church with the Rev. Eddie Coast, pastor, officiating.
Mrs. Allen died Thursday at a local hospital. Burial will be at Sunset
Memorial Gardens under direction of Becker Funeral Home.
She was born April 29, 1908, in Randlett. She moved to New Mexico in
a covered wagon at age 5. She moved to Lawton in 1926 to attend high school,
graduating from Lawton High School in 1928. She married Orlo Lewis in 1929
in Lawton. She married Shorty Allen in 1962 in Lawton. She had been a member
of Trinity Baptist Church for 20 years. She was a former member of First
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Ann Torbert and her husband Smokey;
a son, Orlo Lewis Jr. and his wife, Mary; eight grandchildren, many great-grandchildren
and a great-great-granddaughter. Memorial contributions may be made to
Trinity Baptist Church, 20th and Gore, Lawton 73501.
November 9, 2000
Isabel R. ‘Mickey’ Hardeman
Graveside service with military honors for Isabel R. "Mickey" Hardeman,
72, Lawton, will be at 3 p.m. today at Sunset Memorial Gardens under direction
of Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home. Ms. Hardeman died Sunday at her home.
She was born Aug. 31, 1928, in San Francisco to Fabian P. and Isabella
G. Stafford Hardeman. She graduated from St. Mary’s College of Nursing
in San Francisco in 1949. She was the charge nurse of pediatrics at Mills
Hospital in San Mateo, Calif. She became active duty for the Army Nurse
Corps on Jan. 2, 1951, and served until she was honorably discharged on
Aug. 31, 1954. She was stationed at Fitzsimmons Army Hospital in Denver
in 1951 and was reassigned to Korea Evac Hospital Puson and Yung Sung PO,
121st Evac, for 18 months. She returned to Fort Eustis, Va., and then again
to Fitzsimmons in Denver.
During her service, she was awarded the UN Service Medal, the Korean
Service Medal with 4 Battle Stars, the National Defense Service Medal and
the Republic of Korea War Service Medal. After her service, she worked
at Evelian Hospital; Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, Calif.; Peninsula
Hospital in Burlinganne, Calif.; and Southern Memorial Hospital in Ardmore.
She then came to Lawton and began working at Southwestern Hospital, where
she worked for 24 years, retiring in 1993. She was a registered accredited
record technician for medical records from 1977 to 1980. She specialized
in pediatrics, intensive and coronary care, post-anesthesia and recovery
room. She was the nursing administration supervisor for 27 years. She graduated
from Cameron University in 1984. She was a member of New Post Chapel, Fort
Survivors include a sister: Patricia Griggs, Harbor City, Calif.; and
a special friend, Donna M. Thompson, Lawton. She was preceded in death
by her parents.
Thomas Henry Lacy
CHICKASHA — Funeral for former Lawton resident Thomas Henry Lacy, 71,
Chickasha, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at McRay Funeral Home Chapel, Chickasha,
with his son, Thomas Haskell Lacy, officiating. Mr. Lacy died Monday at
his home. Burial will be at Highland Park Cemetery, Lawton, under direction
of McRay Funeral Home. Survivors include his wife, Corinne Lacy, Chickasha;
four sons: Thomas Lacy, Duncan; Bill Lacy, Cement; Kenneth Lacy, Kansas;
and Randy Lacy, Chickasha; a daughter: Lena Martin, Chickasha; 14 grandchildren;
and four great-grandchildren.
Graveside service for Jerry Luffman, 40, Lawton, will be at 11 a.m.
Thursday at Highland Cemetery with the Rev. Gerald D. Green officiating.
Mr. Luffman died Monday in Lawton. Arrangements are by Whinery-Huddleston
He was born July 3, 1960, in Tulsa to Hazel E. Raby and Dois Hicks.
He was a retail salesperson. Survivors include his father, Tulsa; his mother,
Abilene, Texas; two brothers: Will Hensley, Bethel; and Tex Lynn Hicks;
and a sister, Bonnie Whittenberg, Lawton.
Sylvia Elizabeth Matthew
TULSA — Graveside service for former Lawton resident Sylvia Elizabeth
Matthew, 87, Tulsa, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Walters Cemetery, Walters.
Mrs. Matthew died Friday in Tulsa. Memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Thursday
in the Chapel of All Souls Unitarian Church, Tulsa. Arrrangements are by
Fitzgerald Funeral Service, Tulsa. Survivors include a son: John Murdoch
Matthew, New York City; a niece, Carla Thompson Lund, Tulsa; her former
daughter-in-law, Antonia Matthew, Bloomington, Ind.; and five grandchildren.
Helen L. Carpenter
Funeral for Helen L. Carpenter, 50, Lawton, is pending with Whinery-Huddleston
Funeral Service. Mrs. Carpenter died Sunday at a local hospital.
GRANDFIELD — Funeral for Joy Lindsey, 77, Grandfield, will be at 10:30
a.m. Thursday at Grandfield First Baptist Church with Dr. Bob Burch and
Lamoin Champ officiating. Mrs. Lindsey died Tuesday in Grandfield. Burial
will be at Grandfield Memorial Cemetery under direction of Gray Funeral
She was born May 3, 1923, in Grandfield to Robert and Delia Faust Hammond.
She attended Grandfield Schools. She married Harold Lindsey on June 15,
1940, in Grandfield. She was a homemaker and a member of Grandfield First
Survivors include her husband, of the home; three sons, Harold D. Jr.,
Wichita Falls, Texas; Jimmy L., Burkburnett; and Ronnie N., Grandfield;
a daughter, Jan Holtzen, Burkburnett; a brother, Jimmy Hammond, Joshua,
Texas; a sister, Mildred Bray, Oklahoma City; 12 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Walter Hammond,
on Feb. 18, 2000.
SNYDER — Funeral for Bessie Avehart, 90, Snyder, will be at 2 p.m.
Thursday at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Snyder, with the Rev. Maurice Ford,
pastor, officiating. Mrs. Avehart died Saturday at a Snyder care center.
Burial will be at Fairlawn Cemetery, Snyder, under direction of Becker
Funeral Home of Snyder.
She was born March 8, 1910, in Texas. She married K.D. Avehart on March
17, 1966, in Altus. He preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and a
member of Mount Zion Baptist Church.
Anna B. Stevenson
Funeral for Anna B. Stevenson, 78, Lawton, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday
at Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home Chapel with Jim Atwine, minister, Carriage
Hills Christian Church, officiating. Mrs. Stevenson died Monday at a local
care facility. Burial will be at Post Cemetery, Fort Sill.
She was born March 4, 1922, in Apache to William and Pearl Todd Houston.
She grew up, attended and graduated from school in Bradley. She married
Homer Stevenson on Sept. 6, 1941, in Chickasha. She worked for Dixie Clothing
Store for two years and worked in civil service at Fort Sill for many years.
She was Howell School PTA historian from 1972-76 and received a blue ribbon
for her scrapbook in 1976.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; a son, Gary Len Stevenson,
Sapulpa; a daughter, Georgiana Rhodes, Goshen, Ind.; a sister, Jessie Faye
Perdue, Tulsa; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorial
contributions may be made to Hospice of Lawton Area, P.O. Box 2074, Lawton
CARNEGIE — Funeral for Sherry Caster, 56, Carnegie, will be at 2 p.m.
Thursday at Carnegie United Methodist Church. Mrs. Caster died Monday in
Oklahoma City. Burial will be at Carnegie Cemetery under direction of Pitcher-Hackney
Funeral Home, Carnegie.
She was born May 28, 1944, in Oklahoma City. Survivors include her
husband, James Caster; and two daughters: Vickie Eldridge, Haltom City,
Texas; and Tammy Walker, Arcata, Calif.