|Dorothy Geraldine ‘Geri’ Pitt
CARNEGIE — Funeral for Dorothy Geraldine "Geri" Pitt, 78, Carnegie,
will be at 2 p.m. today at Carnegie First Baptist Church with the Rev.
Arthur Blount officiating.
Mrs. Pitt died Thursday, May 30, 2002, in Carnegie.
Burial will at Carnegie Cemetery under direction of Pitcher-Hackney
Funeral Home, Carnegie.
She was born April 3, 1924, in Konawa to Francis Marion and Alice Hedwig
Funk Tyler. She married Robert Vernon Pitt on Oct. 19, 1940, in Colony.
She lived in Carnegie most of her life and was a member of Carnegie First
Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law: Carolyn and
Dwayne Bryant; Sandy and Dennis Skinner; and Mary Cleveland, all of Carnegie;
11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two sisters and one brother-in-law:
Nadine and Kenneth Sells, Carnegie; and Linda Walker, Yukon; two brothers
and sisters-in-law: Glen and Donna Harmon, Roosevelt; and Doyle and Alma
Beth Harmon, Wichita, Kan.; six sisters-in-law: Daphene Tyler, Barbara
Harmon, Dessie Tyler and Dena Faye Kinder, all of Carnegie; Catherine Krewall
and her husband, Gus; and Irene Taylor, all of Tyler, Texas; and many special
nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a sister, Chris
Smith; and four brothers: Virgil, Loyal and Kenneth Tyler; and Bill Harmon.
John R. Teakell
WALTERS — Funeral for John R. Teakell, 74, Walters, will be at 2 p.m.
Monday at Corum Baptist Church, east of Walters, with the Rev. Bruce Humphries
Mr. Teakell died Friday, May 31, 2002, in Walters.
Burial will be at Walters Cemetery under direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral
He was born Feb. 21, 1928, in Walters to J.W. Teakell Sr. and Nina
Harlin Teakel. He attended school at Soldier Creek and Evergreen, graduating
from Walters High School in 1945. He attended Oklahoma A&M on a track
scholarship. After college, he served in the Air Force at Lackland Air
Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He married Louise Melba Hamel in 1953.
He worked as a county Extension Agent in Cheyenne and later in Wewoka.
He worked for the Oklahoma Turnpike for several years while living in Stillwater.
He was employed at Tinker Air Force Base before becoming a soil conservationist.
He worked in the Anadarko, Mountain View and Perry ASCS offices until he
retired. In 1982 he was inducted into the Oklahoma State University Track
Hall of Fame. He married Faye Riddles Washburn in March 2000, and they
moved to Walters in June 2001. He was a member of Corum Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Walters; a son and daughter-in-law, John
R. and Carolyn Teakell, Davie, Fla.; two daughters and sons-in-law: Lou
Ann and Dave Killough, Augusta, Ga.; and Tammy and David Braly, Edmond;
two brothers: J.W. Teakell Jr. and Ewing Philips, both of Walters; seven
grandchildren: Madeline and Georgia Ann, both of Davie, Fla.; DeAnna and
Angela Killough, both of Augusta, Ga.; and Adam, Aaron and Andi Jo, all
of Edmond; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial contributions may be made to Corum Baptist Church or Hospice
of Lawton Area.
TIPTON — Graveside service for Carl Dickson, 77, Tipton will be at
2 p.m. Monday at Tipton Cemetery with Earl Devore officiating.
Mr. Dickson died Friday, May 31, 2002, at his home.
Arrangements are by Peoples Cooperative Funeral Home, Lone Wolf.
Survivors include his wife, Flory May, of the home: a son and daughter-in-law,
Kent and Anna Dickson, Mansville; and three grandchildren: Kenneth, Jonathan
and Andrea Dickson, all of Mansville.
Gilbert O. Caudle
Funeral for Gilbert O. Caudle, 64, Lawton, will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday
at Lawton Heights Church of the Nazarene with the Rev. Gaylon White, pastor;
and the Revs. Ray Fletcher and Bill Boles, retired Church of the Nazarene
Mr. Caudle died Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at a local hospital.
Burial will be at Fort Sill National Cemetery, near Elgin, under direction
of Becker Funeral Home.
He was born July 2, 1937, in Fayetteville, Ark., to Lester and Grace
Monds Caudle. He attended schools in Fayetteville and joined the Army in
October 1958 at Fayetteville. He married Marina Eckert on July 3, 1961,
in Grafenwoehr, Germany. He served two tours in Vietnam, and received numerous
awards and decorations. He retired from the Army on Sept. 30, 1979, with
an honorable discharge. He then worked as a general services supervisor
for Cameron University until his retirement in June 2001. He was a member
of Lawton Heights Church of the Nazarene.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; a daughter, Natalie Caudle,
of the home; a brother, James Caudle, Farmington, Ark.; two sisters: Sarah
Kirk and Betty McNew, both of Fayetteville; and a lifelong friend, Ollie
W. King, Kirkland, Wash.; numerous nieces and nephews; and many close friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; one of his twin daughters,
Nita; two sisters: Myrtle and Mary; and two brothers: Orville and Bobby.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lawton Heights Church of the
Nazarene, Foreign Missions Department, 1702 NW Williams, Lawton 73507.
Sympathy cards may be sent to the family at www.beckerfuneral.com.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Margaret G. Brandon
Funeral for Margaret G. Brandon, 60, Lawton, is pending with Robbins
Funeral Home, Fletcher.
Mrs. Brandon died Friday, May 31, 2002, at a local hospital.
Robert E. ‘Bob’ Kuntz
SAN ANTONIO — Memorial service for former Lawton resident Dr. Robert
E. "Bob" Kuntz, 86, San Antonio, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Duncan First
United Methodist Church.
Dr. Kuntz died Monday, July 22, 2002, in San Antonio.
Arrangements are by Sunset Memorial Park and Funeral Home, San Antonio.
He was born Feb. 23, 1916, in Lawton to Lulu Graves and Justin S. Kuntz.
He received his Ph.D. in parasitology from the University of Michigan.
He served in the U.S. Navy for 21 years and retired as a captain. In World
War II, he was stationed in the South Pacific. He also retired from Southwest
Foundation for Research after 20 years. Because of his work, eight species
of parasites, one spider and one bird bear the name "kuntzi."
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Nedra Campbell Kuntz; a daughter,
Lisa Kuntz; his sons: Karl Kuntz and his wife, Ann Rushing and Eric Kuntz
and his wife, Marcella; seven grandchildren: Jessica and Lauren Walsh;
Raven and Kendra Rushing-Kuntz; and Caleb, Malcolm and Derek Kuntz; and
a sister, Dorothy Wilson and her husband Harold.
Ronda Suzanne Cheadle
Funeral for Ronda Suzanne Cheadle, 37, Anadarko, is pending with Jefferson
Funeral Home, Lawton.
Ms. Cheadle died Friday, Aug. 2, 2002, at her home.
Zella B. Evans
Funeral for Zella B. Evans, Lawton, is pending with Whinery-Huddleston
Ms. Evans died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002.
Funeral for Robert Cannon, 72, Lawton, is pending with Whinery-Huddleston
Mr. Cannon died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002.
Franklin H. Page
Funeral for retired Lt. Col. Franklin H. Page, 81, Lawton, will be
at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bethel United Methodist Church, east of Lawton, with
the Rev. Shaun Wicker, pastor, officiating.
Mr. Page died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at a local hospital.
Burial with military honors will be at Fort Sill Post Cemetery under
direction of Becker Funeral Home.
He was born March 23, 1921, in Rocky Ford, Colo. He graduated from
Fort Collins High School in Colorado in 1939. He was president of Colorado
Future Farmers of America, took honors in oratory, debate and public speaking
contests. He attended Phillips University in Enid and received the AB and
Divinity Degrees from Phillips University and Phillips Seminary in 1943
and 1953, respectfully. He attended Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis,
Indiana, for graduate study. He married Ruth Marjorie Fetters in May 1942.
They served churches in Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma before
he became a chaplain in the Army. He retired after more than 20 years of
service. His stateside tours included two tours each at Fort Carson, Colo.;
Fort Knox, Ky.; and Fort Sill. Overseas tours include France, two tours
in Germany, Korea and Thailand. He retired in August 1953 from the Army.
He assumed leadership of Liberty Heights Christian Church, serving two
times. His medals include 20 years Reserve Medal, National Defense Medal
and a Commendation Medal for Military Merit, German Occupation ribbon and
Vietnam ribbon. He was formerly a member of the Breakfast Optimist Club,
Church Bowling League and past president of Texhoma Chaplains. In addition,
he was a member of the Retired Educators, shared the Sunday School Teaching
duties at First Christian Church and was an honorary elder. He belonged
to the National Chaplains Association and the Retired Officers Association.
He was a member of the First Christian Church in Lawton and an associate
member of Bethel United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Avis Cranfill-Page, of the home; three
sons: Rodney, Washington D.C.; Richard, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Steven,
Dallas; two stepsons: Dan Cranfill, Lawton; and Brent Cranfill, Edmond;
a brother, Dallas, Porterville, Calif.; a sister, Aletha Ann Borgmann,
Broomfield, Colo.; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild and three
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth, and an infant son,
Sympathy cards may be sent to the family online at www.beckerfuneral.com.
Cecil Murl Bryen
GERONIMO — Funeral for retired Staff Sgt. Cecil Murl Bryen, 75, Geronimo,
will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Becker Memorial Chapel with Buster Baxter
Mr. Bryen died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2002, at his residence.
Burial with military honors will be at Fort Sill National Cemetery.
He was born Jan. 15, 1927, in Oklahoma City, to Willie Wilbur and Dottie
Mae Cowell Bryen. He married Martha J. Baxter on July 26, 1948, in Fort
Smith, Ark. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and retired from the
Army after 20 years of service.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; three daughters and a son-in-law:
Pam Taliaferro, Biloxi, Miss.; Sandy and Tommy Tompkins; and Sherri Peterson,
all of Waco, Texas; a brother, Ralph Bryen, Yukon; six grandchildren: Richard
Horton, Ben Taliaferro, Chris Tompkins, Heather Luna, Ashley Luna and Stephanie
Luna; one great-grandchild, Cole Tompkins.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or
the American Lung Association.
Sympathy cards may be sent to the family online at www.beckerfuneral.com.
James L. ‘Jim’ McCullough
Funeral for James L. "Jim" McCullough, 62, Lawton, will be at 2 p.m.
Monday at Whinery-Huddleston Funeral Chapel with James Nolan, Chaplain,
and Ed Gunn, officiating.
Mr. McCullough died Wednesday, July 31, 2002, in Lawton.
Burial with military honors will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
He was born July 21, 1940, in Toledo, Ohio, to Eleanor and James McCullough.
He married Carol McCullough at Dimmitt, Texas, on Nov. 26, 1986. He served
in the Army during the Vietnam War. He retired from the military in 1978
as a chief warrant officer 3. He also retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons and a daughter-in-law:
David and Jennifer Dennis, Amarillo, Texas; and James L. McCullough Jr.,
Stringtown; three daughters and two sons-in-law: Michelle McCullough, Oklahoma
City; Carla and Terry Cooper, Hamburg, Iowa; and Darla and Kevin Hinkle,
Lawton; four brothers: Mike McCullough, Ocala, Fla.; Bill McCullough and
Michael Flanagan, both of Toledo; and Scottie McCullough, Ohio; two sisters:
Barbara George and Kay Grass, both of Toledo; seven grandchildren: Jessica
and C.J. Dennis, Cody and Amy Hinkle, Kelley and Melissa Cooper and Faith
He was preceded in death by his brother, Dennis Flanagan.
Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Funeral for Imogene Staeden, 63, Lawton, will be at 10 a.m. Monday
at Calvary Baptist with the Rev. Jimmy Lehew and the Rev. Tom Alley officiating.
Mrs. Staeden died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002, in Lawton.
Burial will be at Fort Sill National Cemetery under direction of Whinery-Huddleston
She was born Dec. 20, 1938, in Foster to Genevieve and James Alexander
Husband. She married Raymond Lee Staeden Aug. 13, 1955, in Clovis, N.M.
She moved to Lawton in 1980. She was employed for five years at Fort Sill’s
Military Finance and Accounting Office, where she retired from in June
of 1990. She volunteered for Court Appointed Special Advocates for Comanche
County. She served on the Post Adjudicated Review board of Comanche County
under Judge Chad Bledsoe for six years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist
Church, where she was in the Friendship Sunday school class, taught 3-
and 4-year-olds and 6th grade Sunday school classes and was on the kitchen
Survivors include her husband, of the home; five sons: Tony Staeden,
Little Rock, Ark.; Jeff, Rex and Paul Staeden, all of Lawton; and Kerry
Staeden, Mobile, Alb.; three daughters: Robin Hilburn, Springfield, Mo.;
Sherry Ladleey and Wendy Staeden, both of Dallas; three brothers and two
sisters-in-law: Bob and Sue Husband; Earl and Kay Husband; and Perry Husband,
all of southern California; four sisters and two brothers-in-law: Sandy
and Jerry Locke, Rosewell, N.M.; Sue and Bruce Kilgore; and Reba Majica,
all of Oklahoma City; and Jimmie Curtis, California; her mother; 24 grandchildren;
and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father; two sisters: Anita Locke and
Nadine Vogler; and two grandchildren: Michael and Christopher Staeden.
Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church.
Mary Catherine Henderson
ALTUS — Funeral Mass for Mary Catherine Henderson, 81, Altus, will
be at 10 a.m. Monday at Prince of Peace Catholic Church with Tim Luschen
Mrs. Henderson died Friday, Aug. 2, 2002, at her home.
Arrangements are under direction of Kincannon Funeral Home.
A wake service will be held at 7 p.m. today at Prince of Peace Catholic
William S. Davis Jr.
Memorial service for William S. Davis Jr., 38, Lawton, will be at 11
a.m. Monday at Fort Sill National Cemetery with Chaplain Maj. Jones officiating.
Mr. Davis died Thursday, July 29, 2002.
Arrangements are under direction of Howard-Harris Funeral Home, Oklahoma
He was born March 15, 1964, in Homestead, Pa., where he attended school.
He entered the Army in 1988 and was honorably discharged at Fort Sill in
1997. He married Wanda Wade on Dec. 30, 1988.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; a daughter, Sierra Davis,
Homestead, Pa.; a son, William Davis III, Georgia; two stepsons: Larry
D. Gates Jr. and Eric D. Gates, both of Lawton; his mother, Hattie Davis,
Homestead, Pa.; and several brothers, sisters and friends.
Alan Ray Wilcox
BLAIR — Funeral for Alan Ray Wilcox, 59, Blair, will be at 2 p.m. today
at Blair First Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Mitchell officiating.
Mr. Wilcox died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, at an Oklahoma City hospital.
Burial will be at Blair Cemetery under direction of Kincannon Funeral
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons: Landon Wilcox, U.S.
Air Force Base, Buchel, Germany; and Tanner Wilcox, Blair; three sisters
and brothers-in-law: Wilma June and Gene Houston, Montague, Calif.; Willa
Mae and Carl Walters, Sierra Vista, Ariz.; and Ruby and Everett McCormick,
Clovis, N.M.; three brothers and sisters-in-law: Ike and Gail Wilcox, Muleshoe,
Texas; Wayne and Bettie Wilcox, Cohoma, Texas; and Philip and Jannie Wilcox,
Sallisaw; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Minnie A. Johnson
Funeral for Minnie A. Johnson, 75, Lawton, will be at 10 a.m. Monday
at Becker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Frankye A. Johnson,
pastor, First United Methodist Church, officiating.
Mrs. Johnson died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, in Lawton.
Burial will be at Fort Sill Post Cemetery.
She was born Aug. 30, 1927, in Arkansas to Horace and Sadie Byrd Blackshear.
She married retired Master Sgt. Leonidas L. Johnson on June 10, 1947, at
Alva. He died Jan. 6, 1989. She spent her early years in Arkansas and graduated
from high school in Alva. She later attended Northwestern Oklahoma State
University. She worked as a caregiver for Art Parmenter’s wife, and as
a bookkeeper for Kress’ Department Store, Hardy Suggs Music, Howard Smith
Ford, Zales Jewelry, the NCO Club, Cedar Crest Manor, the Hotel Lawtonian,
Billy Caldwell Accounting, Allied Van Lines, A&A Fence, Yarmuk Scrap
Metal and the Hairloom Salon. She retired in 1994. She was a member of
First United Methodist Church and a former member of the VFW Ladies’ Auxiliary.
Survivors include three daughters and a son-in-law: Alecia Atwell,
Marita and Bill Barwick and Sarah Johnson, all of Lawton; a son, Warren
L. Johnson, Duluth, Minn.; three grandchildren: George Shoemaker and his
wife, Phylicia, New York; Shaun Atwell, Indian Head, Md.; and Brandon Alt,
Lawton; and a great-granddaughter, Arianna Shoemaker.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Ann Saunders.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church.
Sympathy cards may be sent to the family at www.beckerfuneral.com.
COOPERTON — Funeral for Glen Miller, 83, Cooperton, will be at 1 p.m.
Saturday at Hackney-Gish Chapel, Hobart.
Mr. Miller died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, at an area hospital.
Burial will be at Roosevelt Cemetery.
He was born Feb. 22, 1919, in Cooperton to Claude Augustus and Dollie
Ann McKelvey Miller. He married Earline Cottingham on Sept. 25, 1961, in
Hobart. She died Nov. 29, 2001. He lived in the Cooperton community most
of his life, and was a farmer and dairyman.
Survivors include two sons: Eddie and Kathy Miller, Farmington, N.M.;
and Keith and Niki Miller, Moore; two daughters and a son-in-law: Jacquita
and Floyd Shelton, Amarillo, Texas; and Chenilla Mixon, Hobart; and a brother,
Edker Miller, Roosevelt.
Judy A. Sisk
CACHE — Funeral for Judy A. Sisk, 61, Cache, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday
at Old Cache Primary School Gym with the Rev. Jim Myers officiating.
Mrs. Sisk died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, in Lawton.
Burial will be at Cache Cemetery under direction of Whinery-Huddleston
She was born Sept. 17, 1941, in Lawton, to Wanda K. Spivey and Edgar
Ingle. She married Joel Sisk on April 4, 1959, in Lawton. She was a teacher
with Lawton Public Schools for many years before she retired. She was a
lifetime member of the American Quarter Horse Association and several education
organizations. She was the founder and a teacher of the K.K. Kickers Clogging
Team and traveled throughout the United States. She was also a member of
the Kountry Kousins Square Dance Group.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; a son, Joel Sisk Jr., Faxon;
a daughter and son-in-law, Melody and Gary Seigler, Cache; a brother and
sister-in-law, Edgar O. "Bud" and Betty Ingle, Devine, Texas; and four
grandchildren: Amber Seigler, Cache; Jeremy Seigler, Tulsa; and Tiffany
Michelle Sisk and Christopher Vail, both of Shreveport, La.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a son, Bo Sisk.
Ernest W. Scheetz
Funeral for Ernest W. Scheetz, 69, Lawton, is pending with Lawton Ritter
Gray Funeral Home.
Mr. Scheetz died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, at a local hospital.
Bivin Inez Cooper Speir
BROKEN ARROW — Word has been received of the death of former Grandfield
resident Bivin Inez Cooper Speir, 91, Broken Arrow. Funeral will be at
2 p.m. Saturday at Devol First Baptist Church with the Rev. Bobby Waitman,
pastor, and the Rev. Bob Couch, pastor, Hollister First Baptist Church,
officiating. Mrs. Speir died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, at a Broken Arrow
hospital. Burial will be at Walters Cemetery, under direction of Gray Funeral
Home, Grandfield. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Richard
Lynn and Teresa, Devol; three daughters and two sons-in-law: Peggy Jo and
Jack Smith, Hanna; Patsy Ann and Dr. L.M. White, Broken Arrow; and Lorita
Sue King, Hahira, Ga.; two sisters: Clorene Clay Visentine, Mineral Wells,
Texas; and Anna Ionc Page, Valley Mills, Texas; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren;
11 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Friends may
call from 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Funeral for Elbethel Brown, 94, Lawton, is pending with Jefferson Funeral
Mrs. Brown died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003.