|Ola Mae Myers
Funeral for Ola Mae Myers, 81, Lawton, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at
University Church of Christ with the Rev. Weldon Flanagan, retired minister,
Mrs. Myers died Saturday, June 9, 2001, at a local hospital.
Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens under direction of Lawton
Ritter Gray Funeral Home.
She was born Jan. 17, 1920, in Eufala, to John B. and Belle M. Vanderpool
Flud. She attended Broxton School. She married James F. Deck on July 3,
1938, in Lawton. They moved to Apache in 1939 and then to Lawton in 1946.
She was a homemaker and worked as a nursing assistant, taking care of people
in their homes. She married Urcel W. Myers on July 3, 1967, in Henrietta,
Texas. She was a member of University Drive Church of Christ.
Survivors include two daughters: Alice Williams and Donna Keith, both
of Lawton; a son, Roy Wayne Deck, Coalgate; a brother, Ray C. Flud, Mulberry,
Ark.; 13 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Hollis
J. Deck; a brother and a sister.
Ray W. Plumbtree
FREDERICK — Funeral for Ray W. Plumbtree, 75, Frederick, will be at
2 p.m. Monday at Burkhardt Chapel, Frederick Memorial Cemetery, with the
Rev. Vernon Floyd officiating.
Mr. Plumbtree died Friday, June 8, 2001, in a Frederick hospital after
a brief illness.
Arrangements are under direction of Jackson Funeral Home.
He was born Dec. 15, 1925, in Frederick to the late William Delmer
and Adeline Minter Plumbtree. He attended Emerson School and Frederick
High School. He joined the Navy and served in World War II. He was a member
of Bible Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Pamela K. Maka’a, Florida; a brother
and sister-in-law, Leslie and Erma Plumbtree, Oklahoma City; a sister and
brother-in-law, Lillian and Kenneth Dunham, Stockton, Calif.; five grandchildren;
and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Earl F. Upton
Funeral for Earl Francis Upton, 75, Lawton, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday
at Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. William F. Watkins,
associate pastor, First Baptist Church, officiating.
Mr. Upton died Sunday, June 3, 2001, at his home.
Entombment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens in the Chapel of Peace
He was born Sept. 8, 1925, in Shelburne, Mass., to Earl Washburn and
Evelyn May Domin Upton. He graduated from Crittendon High School in Buckland,
Mass. He joined the Navy on Sept. 7, 1943. He served during World War II
and received the World War II Victory Medal, the American Area Medal, Asiatic
Pacific Medal, European African Middle Eastern Medal and Point System.
He was honorably discharged March 20, 1946, in Boston. He married Nancy
Marie Leaf on May 4, 1946, in Greenfield, Mass. He was a school bus driver
for 30 years. He was a Cub Scout leader, volunteer EMT and a resident of
Nelsonville, N.Y., for 50 years. He was a member of Cold Spring Methodist
Church, New York.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons: E. Carl Upton, Rhinebeck,
N.Y.; and David B. Upton, Portland, Maine; two daughters: Ruth Ritter,
Marlow; and Sandra Murphy, Lawton; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society,
1305 W. Gore, Suite A, Lawton 73501.
SNYDER — Graveside service for C.W. Anderson, 70, Snyder, will be at
11 a.m. Monday at Fairlawn Cemetery, Snyder, with Kenneth Marlin, pastor,
Southside Baptist Church, officiating.
Mr. Anderson died Saturday, June 9, 2001.
Arrangements are under direction of Preston-Leckie Funeral Home.
He was born Dec. 19, 1930, in the Pleasant Valley community to Dooley
and Gladys Anderson. He graduated from Snyder High School in 1949. He was
a trucker, farmer and fisherman.
Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Diana and Kenny
Bingham, Hot Springs, Ark.; Debra and Donnie Woods, Wylie, Texas; and Charlene
and Ronnie Smith, Carrollton, Texas; two brothers: Billy Ray and Vernon,
both of Snyder; a sister, Nona Ridge, Roswell, N.M.; six grandchildren;
11 great-grandchildren; and a special daughter, Ginny Marshall Edgar.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers: J.L., Fred
Loys V. ‘Skeet’ Coley
Graveside service for Loys V. "Skeet" Coley, 90, Lawton, will be at
10 a.m. Tuesday at Highland Cemetery with the Rev. Samuel J. Avritt, pastor,
Hilltop Baptist Church, officiating.
Mr. Coley died Saturday June 9, 2001, at home.
Arrangements are under direction of Becker Funeral Home.
He was born April 10, 1911, in Healdton. He married Ruby Self on Oct.
19, 1935, in Lawton. She died Aug. 22, 1999. He was a plumber and pipe-fitter
and a member of the Local Union No. 344 since 1943. He was a member of
Hilltop Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Junior G. and Isabelle
Coley, Lawton; a brother, Glynn Coley, Lawton; a sister, Pauline Olyarnyk,
Florida; five grandchildren: Terry Lynn Coley, Georgia; Gary Coley, Arkansas;
Susan Thomas and Michael Everett, both of Lawton; and Doreen Fischer, Indiahoma;
and nine great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lawton Area, P.O.
Box 2074, Lawton 73502.
Patricia Ann Mitchell Scott
ROOSEVELT — Funeral for Patricia Ann Mitchell Scott, 58, Roosevelt,
will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hackney-Gish Chapel, Hobart, with the Rev.
Ronny White officiating.
Mrs. Scott died Saturday, June 9, 2001, in her home.
Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
She was born Dec. 6, 1942, in Hobart, to Robert Kelly and Dollie Mae
Harris Mitchell. She married Curtis Scott on Dec. 27, 1960, in Lawton.
She was a member of the Baptist church.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; two daughters: Carrie Garza,
Hobart; and Kimberly Garza, Roosevelt; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren;
a sister, LaDonna Frye, Hobart; and a brother, Kelly Mitchell, DeSota,
She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Angelia Mae
Robert Lee Shore
Funeral Mass for former Lawton resident Dr. Robert Lee Shore, 75, Tulsa,
will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Tulsa.
Dr. Shore died Saturday, June 9, 2001, after a short illness.
He was born Nov. 16, 1925, in Crescent to Harold and Frieda Shore.
He graduated from Lawton High School and the University of Texas, where
he completed his pre-medical education. He served in the Navy as an ensign
during World War II. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma School
of Medicine in 1949 and completed his internship at the University of Colorado
Medical Center, Denver. From 1950 to 1952, he served in the Army Medical
Corps as a captain. He took a residency in orthopedics at the University
Hospital Group, Oklahoma City.
Dr. Shore served on the staffs of Southwestern Hospital, of which he
was a part-owner, and Comanche County Memorial Hospital. He did the orthopedic
surgery for the Public Health Service Indian Hospital in Lawton for 25
years. He was the first to perform knee replacement and lateral lumbar
laminectomy fusion surgeries. Following his retirement, he and his wife,
Mary Jo, lived in Kosoma for nine years before moving to Tulsa in 1992.
He was a member of St. Peter’s Parish and a lifelong member of the
Oklahoma State Medical Association and the American Academy of Orthopedic
Survivors include his wife, of the home; four daughters and sons-in-law:
Daphne and Lex Dinsmore, Sapulpa; Karen and Al Emenhiser-Harris, Omaha,
Neb.; Beth and Mike Burns, Fayetteville, N.C.; and Maggie and Alec Emenhiser-Way,
San Francisco; a son, Chris Emenhiser, Lawton; eight grandsons: Dustin
and Cody Dinsmore, both of Sapulpa; Joseph Harris, Omaha; Robby, Michael
and John Burns, all of Fayetteville; and Nick and Alex Emenhiser, both
of Lawton; and a granddaughter, Sarah Burns, Fayetteville.
A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Monday at Calvary Cemetery Southwood
Colonial Chapel, Tulsa.
Memorial contributions may be made to Clear Creek Monastery, Hulbert.
CARNEGIE — Graveside service for Norene Morrow, 85, Carnegie, will
be at 10 a.m. Monday at Carnegie Cemetery with Ricky Huggins, pastor, officiating.
Mrs. Morrow died Friday, June 8, 2001.
Arrangements are under direction of Whinery-Huddleston Funeral Service.
She was born March 22, 1916, in Odell, Texas, to Isabel and Emmett
Montgomery. She married Martin Morrow in 1946. She was a homemaker and
farmer. She lived in Mangum, Alfalfa and Carnegie. She was a member of
Carnegie Methodist Church.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Monty and Pat Morrow,
Lawton; a daughter, Molly Morrow, El Reno; two sisters and a brother-in-law:
Wand Nix, San Rafael, Calif.; and Velma and Eden Matheny, Ardmore; four
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers: Joe,
Jesse, Ben and Bill Montgomery; and two sisters: Annie Mae and Vivian.
Memorial contributions may be made to Carnegie Methodist Church.
Funeral Mass for Angela Doebel, 84, Lawton, is pending with Lawton
Ritter Gray Funeral Home.
Ms. Doebel died Saturday, June 9, 2001, at her home.
Bonnie A. Smith
WALTERS — Graveside service for Bonnie A. Smith, 84, Walters, will
be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Walters Cemetery.
Mr. Smith died Friday, June 8, 2001, in Lawton.
Arrangements are under direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home.
He was born Jan. 22, 1917, in Bennington, to Thomas J. and Aughtie
Bell Keeton Smith. He grew up in the Ryan and Walters area. He moved to
Fort Worth, where he made his home for many years before returning to Walters
in 1973. He has lived in a Lawton nursing home since 1995.
Survivors include three sisters: Lola Harper, Lawton; Juanita Pulgia,
McAllen, Texas; and Cleo Harper, Lawton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Ola Shastid; and
four brothers: Everett Lee, Clifford C., Guy B. and Floyd F. Smith.
Thelma Ada Harrell
CACHE — Funeral for Thelma Ada Harrell, 82, Cache, was Friday at Whinery-Huddleston
Funeral Chapel with the Rev. John Webb officiating.
Mrs. Harrell died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, in Cache.
Burial will be at Post Oak Cemetery.
She was born April 17, 1919, to Texienna and Walker J. Risinger in
Friendship. She married Street S. Harrell in Vernon, Texas, on April 5,
1946. She was a homemaker. She was affiliated with the Assembly of God
Survivors include a son, John D. Harrell, Cache; two daughters and
sons-in-law: JoAnn and Joe Larkin, Charleston, Ark.; and Carla and Dewayne
Atchley, Lawton; a brother, Walter Jay Risinger, Altus; six grandchildren;
three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband; five brothers: Lee "Doc",
Homer "Soupy", Claude, John and Oda Risinger; four sisters: Lottie Seay;
Lois Cunningham; Lila Mae Boyles; and Bootie "Bill" Risinger; and her parents.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Funeral for Jimmie Apple, 77, Lawton, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Lawton
Heights United Methodist Church with the Rev. Montie Jones, pastor, officiating.
Mr. Apple died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, at his home.
Burial will be at Fairlawn Cemetery, Snyder, under the direction of
Becker Funeral Home.
He was born Sept. 11, 1923, to John and Bessie Apple in Havana, Ark.
After attending school he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps. He worked
with the CCC in Little Rock, Ark., and at Yellowstone National Park. He
was drafted into the Army on Nov. 15, 1943. He served during World War
II as well as being stationed in Okinawa during the Korean and Vietnam
Wars. He received many decorations and was honorably discharged at Fort
Sill on June 30, 1969. He married Emmy Maria Haeberle in Germany at the
end of World War II. After retirement from the service, he was employed
at Cameron University from 1969 to 1988. He was Boy Scout Leader for the
Black Beaver Council on the troop level and received the Silver Beaver
Award. He also was active with the Lawton Council of Camp Fire, where he
was awarded the Dr. Gullick Award. He also served as First Aid Instructor
for the Lawton chapter of the American Red Cross. He was a member of Lawton
Heights United Methodist Church and served on the Board of Trustees for
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law:
Susan and Danny Crowder, Tulsa; and Janet and Louis Gibson, Muskogee; a
son and daughter-in-law, James and Vicki Apple, Lawton; a brother, Joe
Apple, Havana; and seven grandchildren: Kathleen, Christopher, Jeremy,
Shelby, Benjamin, Andrew and Jacob.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Walter Joe Apple.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawton Heights United Methodist
Church Memorial Garden, P.O. Box 2876, Lawton 73502 or to Hospice of Lawton
Area Inc., P.O. Box 2074, Lawton 73502.
Sympathy cards may be sent to the family at beckerfuneral.com.
Joe B. Reynolds
Funeral for Joe B. Reynolds, 87, Lawton, is pending with Whinery-Huddleston
Mr. Reynolds died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, on Fort Sill.
Mary T. Toegel
Funeral for Mary T. Toegel, 84, Lawton, is pending with Becker Funeral
Mrs. Toegel died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, at a local hospital.
Edward R. Grondin
Funeral for Edward R. Grondin, 54, Lawton, is pending with Whinery-Huddleston
Mr. Grondin died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, in Lawton.
Jack Douglas ‘Tex’ Lassiter Jr.
HALTOM CITY, Texas — Word has been received of the death of Jack Douglas
"Tex" Lassiter Jr., 68, Haltom City, Texas.
Mr. Lassiter died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, at his home.
Local survivors include two daughters: Sherry Havron and Vicki Apple,
both of Lawton; and four grandchildren: Dustin Havron, Tyson Havron, Jeremy
Wagner and Shelby Wagner, all of Lawton.
COMANCHE — Funeral for Lola Bell Humphries, 92, Comanche, will be at
10 a.m. Monday at Patterson Avenue Baptist Church, Comanche, with Bruce
Humphries, pastor, officiating.
Mrs. Humphries died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, in Comanche.
Burial will be at Fairlawn Cemetery under the direction of Dudley Funeral
She was born Nov. 23, 1908, in Jackson, Miss., to Ira McIntyre and
Missouri Bell Bradshaw McIntyre. She married W.M. "Bill" Humphries on Dec.
27, 1924, in Byers, Texas. He died Dec. 13, 1993. She was a homemaker and
a member of Patterson Avenue Baptist Church.
Survivors include four sons: Floyd Humphries, Foster; Bill Humphries,
Orlando; Paul Humphries, Healdton; and Doyal Humphries, Bloomfield, N.M.;
four daughters: Mildred Humphries, Flowermound, Texas; Lavell Britton,
Comanche; Jearldine Graham, Comanche; and Peggy Bridgers, Lewisville, Texas;
a brother, Arthur McIntyre, Aztec, N.M.; a sister, Lillie Kendall, Dairy,
Ore.; 22 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren;
and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Graveside service for Loretta Stewart, 41, Lawton, will be at 10 a.m.
today at Marlow City Cemetery with Steve Schneck, VFW chaplain, officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Whinery-Huddleston Funeral
Raymond W. Reeves
HOBART — Funeral for Raymond W. Reeves, 77, Hobart, will be at 10 a.m.
Monday at Hackney-Gish Chapel.
Mr. Reeves died Friday, Aug. 3, 2001, in Hobart.
Burial will be at Lawnview Cemetery, Cordell.
He was born June 27, 1927, in Cooperton. He grew up in Hobart and lived
several years in Cordell; Odessa, Texas; and Alvarado, Texas. He was a
member of Washington Street Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Linda Hall, Weatherford; two stepsons:
Robert Maxey, Lahoma; and Roy Maxey, Hobbs, N.M.; six stepdaughters: Pat
Carmichael, Cordell; Shirley Pugh, Ponca City; Donna Haas, North Dakota;
and Delora, Paula and Mary; a niece, Angie Murray, Hobart; four grandchildren;
a brother, Doyle Barton Reeves, Tacoma, Wash.; two sisters: Inez Hendrix
and Faye Simmons, both of Hobart; and many stepgrandchildren.
Gene C. Rochelle
KINGSTON — Memorial service for former Lawton resident Gene C. Rochelle,
70, Kingston, will be at 4 p.m. today at Western Hills Church of Christ,
Northwest 53rd and Oak, with the Rev. Harley Davidson, pastor, and Al Terrill
Mr. Rochelle died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at his home.
Burial will be at Woodberry-Forest Cemetery under direction of Watts
Funeral Home, Kingston.
Funeral was Tuesday at Watts Funeral Home Chapel.
He was born March 30, 1931, in Achille to Harvey Reese Rochelle and
Verna Kathryn Kemp Rochelle. He grew up in Achille and moved to Lawton
in 1961 and to Kingston in 1996. He married Wanda Jean Crane on May 7,
1955, in Elko, Nev. A longtime educator, he was MacArthur High School principal
from 1969 to 1991. He was past president of the Oklahoma Education Association,
past chairman of the Board of Oklahoma Educational Television Authority
and a board member of the Oklahoma Educators Credit Union. He owned Springcrest
Draperies and founded the Kinder Castle and Children’s Lighthouse Childcare
Centers in Lawton and Oklahoma City. He served in the Air Force and was
a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; a son, Robin Rochelle, San
Diego; three daughters: Kathy Cronemiller, Midwest City; Tina Cooper, Ada;
and Reba Brandt, Lawton; nine grandchildren; two brothers: Harvey Rochelle,
Pampa, Texas; and Wendell Rochelle, Durant, Texas; and four sisters: Kathryn
Grimes, Durant; Wenonah Shivers, Pottsboro, Texas; Lila Rodrequez, Webster,
Texas; and Elaine Golden, Durant.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Perry Leonard Rochelle.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gene Rochelle Outstanding
Senior Scholarship Award, MacArthur High School, Lawton; or to the Westview
Boys Home, Hollis.
Dorothy Pearl Dean
WEATHERFORD — Funeral for former Manitou resident Dorothy Pearl Dean,
75, Weatherford, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Jackson Funeral Home Chapel
with the Rev. Tim Richardson, Waterloo Road Baptist Church, Edmond, officiating.
Burial will be at Frederick Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Jackson
Funeral Home, Frederick. Mrs. Dean died Monday, Oct. 1, at an Oklahoma
City hospital following a lengthy illness. Survivors include: a son, Larry
Dean, Guthrie; a daughter and son-in-law: Judy and Bill Barrett, Edmond;
a brother and sister-in-law: Carl and Margie Guthrie, Moses Lake, Wash.;
a sister: Lucille Smith, West Covina, Calif., five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren
and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.
George G. Trainor Jr.
Memorial service for George G. Trainor Jr., 66, Lawton, was Tuesday
at Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Brad Godding, Fort
Mr. Trainor died Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, at a local hospital.
He was born Oct. 8, 1935, in Boston, Mass., to George G. and Eva Marie
Tuttle Trainor. He grew up in Hudson. He married Yvette DiVito on Oct.
5, 1956, in La Chappell, France. He joined the Army and retired in 1977
after 24 years of service. His service medals include the Army Commendation
Medal, Good Conduct Medal (1st through 6th awards), National Defense Service
Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Vietnam
Campaign Medal with 60 Device, Meritorious Service Medal and the Army Commendation
Medal (1 OLC). He was a lifetime member of the VFW No. 1027 in Massachusetts.
He was a Catholic.
Survivors include: his wife, of the home; one daughter: Maria Eva Trainor;
one granddaughter: Yvette Natasha Trainor, one grandson: Christopher Jerard
Hopkins; and one great-grandson: Robert George Fraser, all of Worchester,
Mass.; one son-in-law: Raymond D. Hopkins; 11 brothers and sisters-in-law,
all of France; a brother and sister-in-law: E.R. and Marie A. Vyhlidal,
Lawton; four nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions can be made to the organization of the donor’s
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.
Memorial services for Albert Brown, 64, Lawton, are pending with Lawton
Ritter Gray Funeral Home.
Mr. Brown died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, at his home.
Anna M. Meisel
PAULS VALLEY — Funeral for former Lawton resident Anna M. Meisel, 92,
Pauls Valley, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery
with the Rev. Gary Cook officiating. Services are under direction of Wooster
Funeral Home. She died Oct. 1, 2001, in Norman. Survivors include: a son
and daughter-in-law: George E. Meisel Jr. and Bonnie, two grandchildren:
Seth E. Meisel, Austin, Texas, and Anna P. Meisel, Norman.
Ted Lee Cain
ALTUS — Funeral for Ted Lee Cain, Altus, will be at 2 p.m. today at
First Assembly of God with the Revs. Richard Ventonis and Bret Nation officiating.
Mr. Cain died Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, at a local hospital.
Burial will be at Altus City Cemetery under direction of Kincannon
He was born Jan. 12, 1932, in Carter to Fred Osgood and Leona Bell
Cain. He graduated from Carter High School in 1960. He married Berta Mullennix
Aug. 8, 1952, in Sayre. He was employed by newspapers for 45 years and
was employed at the Sayre Headlight Journal, the Clinton Daily News and
the Altus Times, where he retired in 1995 as production manager. He was
later employed at Southwest Technology Center. He was a member of Altus
First Assembly of God.
Survivors include: his wife, of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law:
Mark and Cheryl Cain, Oklahoma City; Dennis and Cheryl Cain, Elmer; two
brothers and a sister-in-law: Gene Cain, Oklahoma City; and Rex and Barbara
Cain, Bedford, Texas; two sisters and brothers-in-law, June and Robert
Williams, Oklahoma City; and Linda and Gary Livingston, Sayre; four grandchildren:
Matthew and Micah Cain, Oklahoma City; and Greg and Derrick Cain, Elmer;
and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Joy Cain.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
BETHANY — Funeral for Francis Azlin, 85, Bethany, is pending with Whinery-Huddleston
Mr. Azlin died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, in Bethany.