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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, officiating.
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 Mausoleum.
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.
 
C.W. Anderson
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 and Cotton.
 
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, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Angelia Mae Scott.
  
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 Surgeons.
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.
   
Norene Morrow
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.
  
Angela Doebel
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 Church.
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.
 
Jimmie Apple
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 many years.
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 Funeral Service.
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 Home.
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 Funeral Service.
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.
   
Lola Humphries
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 Home, Comanche.
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. 
   
Loretta Stewart
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 Service.
  
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 officiating.
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 Sill, officiating.
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 choice.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.

Albert Brown
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 Funeral Home.
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.
  
Francis Azlin
BETHANY — Funeral for Francis Azlin, 85, Bethany, is pending with Whinery-Huddleston Funeral Service.
Mr. Azlin died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, in Bethany.


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