|Dollie Green dies - @ 2:03 pm PST
Funeral services for Mrs. Dollie Mae Green, age 77, Cordell
resident, were held Saturday morning at the Northside Church of Christ
in Cordell with burial in the Lawnview Cemetery at Cordell.
Mrs. Green died Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at the Cordell Christian
Home. She was born on Jan. 29, 1924 in Cordell, the daughter of Alfonco
and Willie Moizelle Shanne Brence.
Devin rites held - @ 3:15 pm PST
Graveside services for Bill Maddox Devin, age 75, Burns Flat
resident, were held Wednesday morning at the North Burns Flat Cemetery
with Rev. Carl Thionnet officating.
Devin died Monday, June 11, 2001, at the Corn Heritage Village. He
was born on Nov. 17, 1925 at Oklahoma City. He had been a teacher.
McCash rites early Monday - @ 2:43 pm PST
Funeral services for Savannah Marie McCash, age 17, Webb City,
Mo. resident, will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, June 18, at the Christ Church
of Orongo in Webb City.
Savannah died Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at her home after a long illness.
She was born on Jan. 29, 1984 at Dodge City, Kans., the daughter of Gerald
and Rhonda (Humble) McCash.
An honor student, she had just completed her junior year at Webb City
She attended Christ Church of Orongo in Webb City and enjoyed camping,
swimming, playing softball, music and playing guitar with her friends.
Burial will be in the Webb City, Mo. Cemetery under the direction of
the Parker Funeral Home of Webb City.
Survivors include her parents and two brothers, Keith and Dakota, and
two sisters, Miranda and Sadie, all of the home; paternal grandparents,
James and Harriet McCash of Welton, Ariz.; maternal grandparents, Howard
and Patricia Humble of Dodge City, Kans.; maternal great grandmothers,
Geneva Johnston of Dodge City, Kans., Helene Humble of Garden City, Kans.;
maternal great-great grandfather, R.L. (Poppa) Bewley of Arapaho; and many
aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Children’s
Mercy Hospital in care of the funeral home at 1502 Joplin, Joplin, Mo.
The family will receive visitors at the funeral home starting at 2
p.m. Sunday, June 17.
Gene Oglesby funeral Friday - @ 2:42 pm PST
Funeral services for long-time Eakly farmer and civic leader Rea
Gene Oglesby, age 68, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the First United
Methodist Church at Eakly with Rev. Roger Parker and Rev. Paul Hudson officiating.
Oglesby died Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at his home in Eakly. He was born
on Nov. 27, 1932 at the Oglesby Homestead near Eakly, the son of Guy and
Helen (Willis) Oglesby, Sr.
After attending elementary school at Hopewell, he grad-uated from Eakly
High School in 1951.
He served in Korea with the 45th Division H.Q. Co., 180th Infantry
Division from 1952 through 1954.
After his discharge from the Army he returned to Eakly and began farming.
For 45 years he raised peanuts, wheat, cotton and cattle.
On Nov. 27, 1956 he was married to Donna Moore in Eakly. He was a member
of the Eakly United Methodist Church where he served as trustee, usher
and in different capacities over the years.
He also was a board member at the Eakly Farmers Cooperative for 30
years and was Eakly fire chief for 19 years, having recently served as
the Eakly mayor and as a member of the Eakly Town Board.
Oglesby belonged to the Eakly American Legion Post No. 312, having
served as post commander.
Burial will be in the Eakly Cemetery under the direction of the Lockstone
Funeral Home of Weatherford.
Survivors include his wife, Donna, of the home; two sons, Matt Oglesby
and his wife, Vicki, of Woodlands, Texas, Todd Oglesby of Eakly; a daughter,
Traci Archer and her husband, Junior, of Clinton; a brother, Guy Oglesby
and his wqife, Melba, of Eakly; two sisters, Gail Gerdeman and her husband,
Bob, of Colorado Springs, Colo., Kay Williams and her husband, Jerry, of
Eakly; a brother-in-law, Bob Smith of Weatherford; five grandsons, Devin,
Colin and Hunter Oglesby, Colby and Jacob Archer; two granddaughters, larken
and Erin Oglesby.
He was preceded in death, along with his parents, by two sisters, Norva
Crossgrove and Twila Smith; a brother in infancy; and a grandson, Payton
The family suggests that those who desire may make memorial contributions
in Oglesby’s honor to the First United Methodist Church of Eakly or to
the Eakly Fire Department.
Herbert Doan services set - @ 2:37 pm PST
Funeral services for Herbert N. Doan, age 76, Smithville resident,
will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Cedar Creek Church of Christ in
Doan died Saturday, June 9, 2001, at Integris Clinton Regional Hospital.
He was born on March 29, 1925 in Glover, the son of Lee and Lottie (Virgin)
He was reared in eastern Oklahoma and spent most of his life in the
Broken Bow area, working for a number of years for McCurtain County.
Following his marriage on July 10, 1965 to Miss Marie Murphy at Idabelle,
the couple made their home in Smithville and spent a lot of time in Butler
where her family lived.
He was employed with Beaver Bend State Park since 1966, and he retired
Doan was a member of the Church of Christ. He enjoyed the outdoors
and loved to hunt. He loved the mountains of Eastern Oklahoma. Doan played
the guitar and especially liked bluegrass music. He was a New York Yankees
For the past several years he and his wife had come back to this area
to help farm and harvest wheat. He became disabled four years ago from
complications after a bypass surgery.
Doan was preceded in death, along with his parents, by a sister, Velva
Duke; and three brothers, Huebert Doan, Cecil Doan and Willie Doan.
Burial will be in the Smithville Cemetery under the direction of the
Stanley-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.
Survivors include his wife, Marie, of the home; his son, Herbert Lynn
Doan and his wife, Sandy, of Carrollton, Texas; a sister, Juanita Prewitt
of Golden; three Brothers, Floyd Doan of Houston, Texas, Boyd Doan of Fort
Worth, Texas, Newlan Doan of New Boston, Texas; and several nieces and
nephews; and his mother-in-law, Alice A. Morse of Hammon.
William Gilliam services slated - @ 2:36 pm PST
Funeral services for William Earl Gilliam, age 75, Clinton resident,
will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Pentecostal Church of God
in Clinton with Rev. Gary Jones Jr. officiating.
Gilliam died Sunday, June 10, 2001, in Clinton. He was born on Feb.
4, 1926 in Gould, the son of William and Margaret (Dudley) Gilliam.
He had worked as a mechanic and crane operator for Concrete Inc. since
1959 until they were sold to Dolese and then worked for Dolese until his
retirement in 1992.
Gilliam was a member of the First Pentecostal Church of God in Clinton.
Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at El Dorado under the
direction of the Kiesau-Marler Funeral Home in Clinton.
Survivors include two sons, Teddy Gilliam and his wife, Audrey, of
Pierce City, Mo., Tommy Gilliam and his wife, Vicki, of Gordon, Neb.; a
daughter, Kim Vasquez and her husband, Rudy, of Clinton; five brothers,
Bert Gilliam and his wife, Dorothy, of Clinton, George Gilliam and his
wife, Lisa, of Arkansas, Raymond Gilliam and his wife, Ann, of Altus, Lloyd
Gilliam and his wife, Betty, of Altus, Wayne Gilliam and his wife, Jerri,
of Arlington, Texas; four sisters, Lucy McEndree of Altus, Mertie VanDuyne
and her husband, Vern, of Edmond, Nettie Humphreys and her husband, Jim,
of Fort Cobb, Doris Gilliam of Hollis; 14 grandchildren, Greg Gilliam of
Missouri, Teddy Gilliam of McAlester, Michelle Newman and her husband,
Steve, of Mesquite, Texas, Veronica Gilliam of Pierce City, Mo., Ruth Ann
Williams of Clinton, Terry Lofland of Clinton, Misty Lofland of Clinton,
Victoria Vasquez of Clinton, Dawn Gilliam of Crawford, Neb., Jenni Gilliam
of Crawford, Neb., William Gilliam of Crawford, Neb., April Gilliam of
Crawford, Neb., Jason Gilliam of Pierce City, Mo., William Gilliam of Pierce
City, Mo.; seven great grandchildren; a niece, Linda Hill of Edmond.
Gilliam was preceded in death, along with his parents, by his wife,
Mildred; a sister, Jane Richardson; a brother, Tom Gilliam; and an infant
daughter, Kathy Gilliam.
Jimmie Allen rites Tuesday - @ 3:41 pm PST
Funeral services for Jimmie Wayne Allen, age 54, Clinton resident,
will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Gotebo Baptist Church with Rev. Kris
Allen died Friday afternoon, June 8, 2001, at Integris Clinton Regional
Hospital. He was born on Jan. 18, 1947 in Sentinel, the son of Robert M.
and Dorotha Thurman Allen.
Since his father was in the construction business, the Allens traveled
extensively, and he attended several different schools in his 12 years
Allen spent most of his life working in highway construction and truck
driving. At the time of his death he was employed by John Cornell Construction
where he had worked for several years.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Burial will be in the Mountain View Cemetery under the direction of
the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.
Survivors include his daughter, Nikki Dodd, and grandson, Sy Dodd,
both of Gotebo; his mother, Dorothy of Clinton; and a sister, Shirley Penn,
and niece, Mandi Penn, both of Ada.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. today until 11 a.m. Monday.
Matlage dies. - @ 3:40 pm PST
Funeral services for Cordell businesswoman Mrs. Cathern Mae Matlage,
age 76, were held Saturday afternoon at the Pentecostal Holiness Church
in Cordell with burial in the Gotebo Cemetery.
Mrs. Matlage died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, in Oklahoma City. She was
born on Dec. 16, 1924 in Gotebo, the daughter of Henry Pleas and Mattie
(Reid) Pate. A former waitress and secretary, she was operating her own
income tax and bookkeeping service at the time of her death.
Vesta Stewart rites Tuesday - @ 3:39 pm PST
Funeral services for Mrs. Vesta Rachel Stewart, age 81, Yukon
resident, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Elk Creek Primitive Baptist
Church with Elder Henry Newman and Elder Norman Jones officiating.
Mrs. Stewart died Thursday, June 7, 2001, at her home in Yukon. She
was born on March 13, 1920 west of Dill City on the home place of her parents,
Cicero Ewing and Mittie Lou (Thompson) Morris.
She was married to James T. Stewart on April 29, 1944 in Sayre. The
Stewarts farmed in the Burns Flat/Dill City area all of their married life
and reared two daughters — two other children died in infancy.
Following her husband’s death in 1991, Mrs. Stewart moved to Yukon
in 1998 and lived there until her death. She was a member of the Elk Creek
Primitive Baptist Church and loved to quilt and garden.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by the two infant
children, daughter Flora Louise and son Ernest Wayne; her parents; and
two sisters, Georgie and Gertrude.
Interment will be in the South Burns Cemetery under the direction of
the McClure Funeral Home in Cordell.
Survivors include two daughters, Helen Faye Hendricks of Yukon, Emma
Jean Newman and her husband, Henry, of Arapaho; six grandsons, Tom Newman
of Arlington, Texas; Mike Newman of Arapaho, Brad Newman of Arlington,
Texas, Jeff Grulkey and his wife, Shaila, of Yukon, Jason Akers and his
wife, Wendi, of Yukon, Joe Akers of Pryor; five great granddaughters, Tana
and Baylie Grulkey, Maegan Akers, Zoey and Ashtyn Akers; and a sister,
Imogene Lasley of Edmond.
Bill Delk services planned Monday - @ 2:54 pm PST
Bill Delk, former Clinton “Man of the Year” who had played Santa
Claus to many a local youngster over the years, died early this morning
(Thursday, June 7, 2001) at Corn Heritage Village in Corn. He was 68 and
had suffered for some time with diabetes, heart problems and other ailments.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Centerpoint
Cemetery near Putnam. A “celebration of life” will follow at 2 p.m. that
day at the Clinton Church of Christ with Pat Peters and Bill’s son, Garland
Delk was born Sept. 3, 1932, at Lake Valley, the son of Raymond and
Jewell (Deputy) Delk. In 1934 his family moved to Clinton where he lived
the rest of his life, except for nine months at Woodward in the 1950s and
the last year which he alternated between hospitals and the care center
A 1950 graduate of Clinton High School, Delk worked as a young man
for McClellan’s Variety Store, for Bills Bakery as a route salesman, and
for the Nash-Finch Company in the warehouse and as a salesman. It was during
the latter employment that he lived in Woodward.
In 1957 Delk began work in the auto parts business. He was employed
first by Mahanay Brothers, then had his own Hub City Auto Parts for several
years before ending his career with Clinton Auto Supply.
As a parts supplier, he spent many summer evenings assisting stranded
motorists or helping farmers trying to complete wheat harvest.
He was a Clinton volunteer fireman for 20 years, and for several years
he was the moving force behind the Western Oklahoma Livestock Show. His
work with youth earned him honorary membership in the Clinton chapter of
Future Farmers of America, as well as an Honorary State Farmer designation.
Delk served three terms on the Clinton Board of Education and was named
“Man of the Year” in 1978 by the Chamber of Commerce. He was president
of the Clinton Lions Club in 1976 and ’77.
But it was his “work” as Santa Claus that he enjoyed most. He began
that duty as a teenager at a church social and continued it until his health
began to fail in 1998. He not only brought smiles to the children of the
community but to adults and the elderly as well, carrying his bag of goodies
to schools, civic clubs, nursing homes and the Veterans Center.
He also enjoyed cooking, especially smoked meats and baked beans.
Delk was a longtime member of the Broadway Heights Baptist Church which
his parents helped organize. He committed his life to Christ as a teenager,
was ordained as a deacon in 1962, and served as Sunday school superintendent
intermittently for 25 years. He also taught Sunday school classes himself.
In 1998, at the time of his second marriage, he became a member of
the Custer Avenue Church of Christ.
He was married first to his high school sweetheart, the former Dee
Ola Addington, on April 6, 1951. They lived on a farm east of Clinton.
Following her death in 1996, he married Barbara Powers in 1998.
She survives, along with his three children and eight grandchildren.
The children and their families are daughter Pam Sauer of Broken Arrow,
her husband Don, and children Nik, Becky and Megan; son Garland of El Reno,
his wife Susan, and children Chelsea and Cody; and daughter Katherine Hinds
of Clinton, her husband Alexisor, and children Joe, Walker, Katelynne and
Also surviving are Delk’s mothers-in-law, Ruby Addington of Oklahoma
City and Reva Williams, Clinton; five step-children, Mark Powers of Anaheim,
Calif., Beth Holmes, Orlando, Fla., Donna Miller, Orange, Calif., Lisa
Schilling, San Diego, Calif., and Scott Powers, Clinton; 16 step-grandchildren
and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one bro-ther, Clarence.
Yeager rites on Saturday - @ 2:51 pm PST
Funeral services for Bobby Yeager, 64, former district manager
for BJ Services in Clinton, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Cumberland
Yeager died early Wednesday morning, June 6, 2001, at his Clinton home
after a battle with cancer.
Rev. Dale Nease will officiate at the funeral, with burial following
at 4 p.m. in Westlawn Memorial Park at Borger, Texas. Stanley-Lee Funeral
Home of Clinton is in charge of arrangements.
Bobby Paul Yeager was born Feb. 18, 1937, the son of Elmer and Cora
(Bradley) Yeager, at Crockett, Texas. He lived in Crockett, in east Texas,
until age 10 when his family moved to Borger in the Texas Panhandle.
After graduating from Borger High School, he married Narbara Scott
on Aug. 18, 1956, at Clayton, N.M.
In 1961 Yeager began working for the Western Company, an oil field
servicing firm that later became BJ Services. Over the years he traveled
extensively for the company, both in the United States and overseas.
He and his wife moved to Clinton in 1982 after the Western Company
opened its facility here. He stayed on after the company became BJ Services,
retiring as district manager on May 1, 2000.
Yeager enjoyed woodworking and working on cars, as well as go-kart
racing with his grandsons.
He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. He also held membership
in Masonic Lodge No. 1242 of Borger, Texas.
Survivors include his wife, Narbara, of the home in Clinton; one daughter,
Gaylene Ayers (and her husband, Billy), of Arapaho; two sons, Scott Yeager
(and wife Laura), of Newcastle, and Stewart Yeager, Clinton; two sisters,
Sue Pipkin, Strasburg, Colo., and Becky Murley, Fritch, Texas; one brother,
Billy Yeager, Sidney, Mont.; and five grandchildren.
Hobart funeral set for Clintonite's kin - @ 2:39 pm PST
Funeral services for Ed Pittman, brother of Lois Williams of
Clinton, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Washington Street Baptist
Church in Hobart.
Pittman, 79, died Tuesday morning at Elk View Hospital in Hobart. He
was a longtime Hobart resident.
Burial will be in the Hobart Rose Cemetery under direction of Peoples
Cooperative Funeral Home of Lone Wolf.
William Joel Gossom - @ 2:38 pm PST
Gossom, William Joel, 77, passed away June 4, 2001 in Tulsa, OK. Born
February 22, 1924 in Custer City, OK to Kelley and Elizabeth Gossom. Graduate
of Clinton High School. Received his Bachelors degree from OU. Army veteran
He was a member of Delta Masonic Lodge #425. Tulsa Scottish Rite 32
degree Mason, and Kappa Sigma Fraternity. Professional Registered Engineer
in several states. Member of First Baptist Church.
Survived by wife of 23 years, Wanda (Wren) Gossom, children, Kelley
Dee and Joyce Gossom, Tulsa, OK, Deborah and Mark Broome of Tulsa, OK,
and Dennis Steil and Cynthia Camille of Durham, NC; one grandson, Douglas
Grady Steil; many nieces and nephews.
Services will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 8, 2001 at Moore's Southlawn
Chapel with internment at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Wagnon-Canning rites set - @ 4:01 pm PST
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Lee Wagnon-Canning, 81, of Clinton,
will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church
with Rev. Dale Nease officiating.
The former Ruby Lee Springer was born Nov. 1, 1919, at Cordell to Judge
Joseph Green Springer and Cora Mae (Goleanor) Springer. She died Monday,
June 4, 2001, at Integris Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City following a
She spent her early childhood in Cordell where her father served as
a judge and was the county attorney for Washita County from 1919 through
1929. He died in 1930 and her mother in 1931.
At 10 years of age, Ruby went to live with her sister, Mrs. George
(Stella) Barrow, in Canute.
On Aug. 2, 1937, she married Othor Cleon "O.C." Wagnon in Cordell,
and they made their home at Clinton. He preceded her in death in 1984.
Ruby Lee worked as a dietician for the local nursing homes.
After retirement she was involved in AARP. There she met Daniel "Dan"
Canning and on Oct. 2, 1989, they were married in Clinton. He preceded
her in death in 1993.
Mrs. Canning was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and
before her death had been attending Life and Praise Fellowship Church where
her son is pastor.
She was preceded in death by four sisters; Mrs. George (Stella) Barrow,
Mrs. Jack (Lucille) Smith, Mrs. Carl (Gladys) Lucas and Mrs. Guy (Beulah)
Burney; four brothers, Martin Luther Springer, Jesse Randall Springer,
James (Raymond) Springer and J.G. (Jake) Springer; and one grandson, Allen
She is survived by three children, Gatha Webb and her husband Don,
of Charlotte, N.C., Pastor Richard Wagnon and wife Darla, and Linda Caler
and husband Tom, all of Clinton; one sister, James (Inice) Keltner, Spring,
Texas; seven grandchildren: Mrs. Todd (Angela) Graden, North Carolina,
Rick Wagnon, Midwest City, Keith Wagnon and wife Kalee, Glenpool, Kenneth
Wagnon, Weatherford, David Caler and wife Angie, Clinton, Randy Caler and
wife Michele, Tulsa, and Dennis Caler and wife Angie, Clinton; and four
great-grandchildren: Lauren Renee' Wagnon and Kaitlin Brooke Wagnon, Glenpool,
and Zachary Thomas Caler and Dylan Biggs Caler, both of Clinton.
Burial will conclude in the Lawnview Cemetery at Cordell under direction
of the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home.
Regier rites held Monday - @ 3:58 pm PST
Final rites for Edwin Doyl Regier, 65, were held Monday at the
Herold Mennonite Church northeast of Cordell.
Regier died Saturday, June 2, 2001, on the same family farm northeast
of Cordell where he was born Nov. 29, 1935. He had been in poor health
for some time.
The son of Arthur and Emma (Friesen) Regier, he worked alongside his
father on the farm until his father’s death in 1970. Since then he had
managed the farm himself.
Regier was a 43-year member of the Herold Mennonite Church and attended
services regularly as long as his health permitted. Burial was in the Herold
Mennonite Cemetery under direction of the Jack Loftiss Funeral Home of
Survivors include one sister, Lorene Regier of Cordell; one sister-in-law,
Edith Regier, Corn; one niece, Sondra Parks, Brownsville, Texas; and one
nephew, Calvin Regier, Mountain View.
Besides his parents, Regier was preceded in death by one sister, Doris
Regier, and one brother, Arthur Regier.
Fisher rites in Bridgeport - @ 3:57 pm PST
Funeral services for O.R. Fisher, 84, grandfather of Elk City
businessman and former Clinton resident Doug Gray, were scheduled this
afternoon (Tuesday) at the United Methodist Church in Bridgeport.
Rev. William Jenkins of the First Assembly of God Church in Clinton
was to officiate at the services with burial following in the Graceland
Cemetery at Bridgeport under direction of the Hinton-Turner Funeral Home.
Fisher died Sunday, June 3, 2001, at his home in Bridgeport following
an extended illness.
He was born Oct. 24, 1917, to Earl and Bessie Fisher in Los Angeles,
Calif., but lived most of his life in Caddo County, Oklahoma. On March
14, 1937, he married Edith Mae Huey at Bridgeport.
As a young man, Fisher worked on the railroad. He later farmed and
ginned cotton during cotton season, and he also was employed by Caddo County
as a grader operator for nine years.
Survivors include his wife, Edith, of the home in Bridgeport; three
daughters, Jo Ella Hartman (and husband Kenneth), Wichita, Kan., Geneva
Gray (and husband Jerry), Lookeba, and Wanda Barks (and husband Bennie),
El Reno; one brother, Marvin Fisher, El Reno; one sister, Alma Lee Kranpien,
Sun City, Ariz.; nine grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Fisher was preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers: Blanche
Eiklor, Jewell Young, Hazel Morris, Nella Jo Nelson, Ray Fisher, Millard
Fisher and Orvil Fisher.
Weightman's funeral today - @ 2:40 pm PST
Funeral services for Mrs. Dollie Gertrude Weightman, age 93,
Gould resident, were held at 1:30 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church
in Gould with Rev. Rick Simonson officiating.
Mrs. Weightman died Friday, June 1, 2001, at Custer City. She was born
on July 23, 1907 in Sayre, the daughter of Samuel Frank and Nerva Crosby
She was married to Earvin Weightman on June 4, 1924 at Hollis, and
she was a housewife who enjoyed rearing her family and working on the farm
northwest of Gould.
Burial will be in the Fairmont Cemetery under the direction of the
Stewart Funeral Service in Hollis.
Survivors include two sons, Hermin and his wife, Inez, of Port Isabelle,
Texas, Kenneth and his wife, Jean, of Custer City; two daughters, Lola
Bell Wilson of Walters, Dollie Deloris of Altus; nine grandchildren; 22
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and four brothers.
Crawford rites Wednesday - @ 2:36 pm PST
Funeral services for Freddie Wayne Crawford, 20, who lived most
of his life in Clinton before moving to Oklahoma City approximately four
years ago, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Bethany Baptist Church
Crawford died Thursday, May 31, 2001, of a gunshot wound at his Oklahoma
Born Sept. 28, 1980, in Clinton, he was the son of Freddie Lee “Pokey”
Crawford Jr. and Wilma Jean (Randle) Crawford. Growing up here, he attended
Clinton schools and was active in all sports, participating in high school
on the Red Tornado football and wrestling teams.
He moved his sophomore year to Oklahoma City where he attended U.S.
Grant High School.
Crawford was a member of the Gospel Lighthouse Church and sang in the
Survivors include one daughter, Sunsheona Angleia Crawford of Seattle,
Wash.; one son, Sabrin Crawford, Clinton; his companion, LaSonya Lynn Nelson,
Oklaho-ma City; his father, Freddie Crawford, Oklahoma City; his mother,
Wilma Jean Crawford, Clinton; three sisters, Staci Nelson, El Reno, Veronica
Crawford, Frederick, and Latuisha Crawford, Clinton; two brothers, Jason
Crawford, Oklahoma City, and Pierre Crawford, Clinton; his paternal grandmother,
Vera Dickson, Oklahoma City; and his maternal grandmother, Lillie Belle
Crawford was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Freddie
Lee Crawford Sr.; his paternal great-grandparents, A.D. and Bertha Favors;
his maternal grandfather, Ervan Randle; and one aunt, Janice Randle.
Rev. Ezra Randle, Rev. Leonard Derrick and Rev. Terry Jackson will
officiate at the funeral. Burial will be in the Clinton Cemetery under
direction of the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home.
Christine Kolb rites Tuesday - @ 10:29 am PST
Funeral services for Mrs. Christine Kolb, age 90, Clinton resident,
will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Peace Lutheran Church in Bessie
with Pastor David Darling officiating.
Mrs. Kolb died Thursday, May 31, 2001, in Clinton. She was born on
Aug. 30, 1910, the daughter of Phillip and Freda (Baisch) Little.
She was baptized into the Lutheran faith and was a member of the Peace
Lutheran Church at Bessie.
After marriage to Christian Kolb Jr. on June 12, 1927 they resided
on a farm five miles southwest of Clinton.
They retired to Clinton 33 years ago and had remained in their home
until three years ago when she moved to the Methodist Health Care Center
Mrs. Kolb was a homemaker who helped on their farm. She was an outstanding
cook and accomplished seamstress who sewed home décor for the public
for a few years.
She also enjoyed her flower beds and vegetable garden as well as her
grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Burial will be in the Peace Lutheran Cemetery under the direction of
the Kiesau-Marler Funeral Home in Clinton.
Survivors include two daughters, Juanita Reinschmiedt and her husband,
Ruben, of Clinton, Alnita Sawatzky and her husband, Alfred, of Clinton;
four grandchildren, Larry Reinschmiedt and his wife, Sharon, of Double
Oak, Texas, Linda Jones and her husband, Kerry, of Oklahoma City, Brenda
Fast and her husband, Kirk, of Clinton, Lawrence Sawatzky and his wife,
Paula, of Clinton; six great grandchildren, Heather Reinschmiedt of Dallas,
Texas, Shawn Reinschmiedt of Austin, Texas, Stacie Sawatzky, Sarah Fast
and Rachael Fast, all of Clinton, Steven Sawatzky of Clinton; and a sister-in-law,
Margaret Littke of Clinton.
She was preceded in death, along with her parents and husband, by six
brothers, Phillip, Adolph, John, Dave, Henry, Jake; and three sisters,
Emelia Littke, Tillie Hicks and Ida Stehr.
The family suggests that those who desire may make memorial contributions
in her honor to the Peace Lutheran Church in Bessie.
Elma Shorter rites Monday - @ 10:28 am PST
Funeral services for Mrs. Elma Estalene (Billie) Shorter, age
88, long-time Clinton and Foss area resident, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday
in the memorial chapel of the Kiesau-Marler Funeral Home in Clinton.
Mrs. Shorter died Friday, June 1, 2001, following a long illness. She
was born on Nov. 27, 1912 on a farm southeast of Foss in Washita County,
the youngest of 13 children of Napoleon Clayton and Dora Ruth (Reeder)
All of her brothers and sisters have preceded her in death, along with
She finished her high school requirements in 1956 at Foss High School
along with her youngest daughter Billie.
Mrs. Shorter went on to become a licensed beautician and owned and
operated Estalene’s beauty shop in Burns Flat until she retired in 1975.
She was married to Darrell D. Shorter on Oct. 9, 1931, and they settled
in the Clinton and Foss area.
The Shorters relocated to the Muldrow area where she remained until
her death. Her husband preceded her in death on Dec. 15, 1980.
Burial will be in the Page Cemetery.
Survivors include three children, Geraldine Peery and her husband,
Vern, of Tecumseh, Frankie Shorter and his wife, Patty, of Mustang, Billie
Armer and her husband, L.G., of Muldrow; seven grandchildren; and 15 great
Minnie Reimer rites Monday - @ 2:59 pm PST
Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie J. Reimer, age 82, Corn resident,
will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 4, at the Mennonite Brethren Church
in Corn with Rev. Ken Gardner and Rev. John Flaming officiating.
Mrs. Reimer died Thursday, May 31, 2001. She was born July 1, 1918
in Corn, the daughter of J.J. and Minnie (Hiebert) Regier.
She grew up in the Corn area, graduating from Corn Bible Academy and
Corn High School.
Her husband was Eugene H. Reimer whom she married on Nov. 20, 1941
in Corn, and he preceded her in death.
Mrs. Reimer was a housewife who enjoyed quilting and activities in
the Corn Mennonite Brethren Church.
Burial will be in the Mennonite Brethren Cemetery under the direction
of the Kiesau-Marler Funeral Home of Clinton.
Survivors include two daughters, Karen J. Neufeld and her husband,
Leon, of Fairview, Phyllis Pankratz and her husband, Richard, of Topeka,
Kans.; a brother, Henry Regier and his wife, Freda, of Corn; a sister,
Alvina Bergman of Corn; two sisters-in-law, Shirley Regier of Weatherford,
Virginia Reimer of Port Neches, Texas; three grandchildren, Scott Neufeld
and his wife, Brenda, of Fiarview, Sherry Rempel and her husband, Darren,
of Huron, S.D., Kristi Pankratz of Topeka, Kans.; four great grandchildren,
Crissa and Caleb Neufeld of Fairview, Kaitlyn and Kylie Rempel of Huron,
Also preceding her in death were two sisters, Clara Reimer, Tena Regier;
and three brothers, Barney Regier, Jake Regier and John Regier.
Auto victim's rites planned - @ 2:49 pm PST
Funeral services for Jeffrey Scott Roberson, 24, a relative
newlywed who had been married only three months, will be held at 2 p.m.
Saturday at the First Assembly of God Church in Weatherford.
Roberson was killed Wednesday evening when his car ran off a Blaine
County road northwest of Hydro and hit a telephone pole. He had lived most
of his life in Weatherford.
Born Oct. 25, 1976, at Seminole, he was the son of Leroy and Mary (Ferguson)
Roberson. He grew up at Weatherford where he graduated from high school
On March 1 this year, Roberson married Jamie Turner at Fort Smith,
Ark. They had made their home in Weatherford where he was employed by Griffco
Services Inc. He also had worked for Ralph’s Plumbing.
Besides his wife, Roberson is survived by his parents, Leroy and Mary
Roberson of Weatherford; one brother, Michael Roberson, and his wife, Deonda,
of Weatherford; his maternal grandparents, Elmer and Johnnie Ferguson,
Prague; his paternal grandmother, Marcine Roberson, Seminole; his paternal
great-grandmother, Bertha Mainord, Seminole; and two nieces, Rilee and
Bailee Roberson, Weatherford. He was preceded in death by his paternal
grandfather, William Roberson.
Rick Freeman will officiate at the funeral. Burial will be in the Greenwood
Cemetery at Weatherford under direction of Lockstone Funeral Home.
The family asks that memorial donations be made to the First Assembly
of God – Book of Hope.
Bauder rites to be Friday - @ 2:46 pm PST
A graveside service for Lawrence A. Bauder, age 56, U.S. Air
Force retired, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Clinton Cemetery with
Chaplain Dan Day officiating.
Bauder died early Wednesday, May 30, 2001, at Integris Clinton Regional
Hospital following a lengthy illness. He was born on May 15, 1944 at Independence,
Mo., the son of Avery and Lillian (Wilson) Bauder.
He spent 24 years in the Air Force, including much of his later stint
at Altus Air Force Base.
Bauder was admitted to the Clinton Veterans Center in November of 1993
and had been a resident there since that time. He was a member of the Methodist
Arrangements are under the direction of the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home
Survivors include two sons, Larry Bauder, Jr. and Charles Bauder, both
of the Dallas, Texas area.
Marvin Schmidt rites on Sunday - @ 2:43 pm PST
A memorial service for Marvin Harold Schmidt, age 64, will be
held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 3, at the First Mennonite Church in Clinton
with ministers Dave Gerbrandt, Arlee Johnson and Dan Day officiating.
Schmidt died May 26, 2001 on a missionary trip to Salzburg, Austria.
He was born on Dec. 19, 1936 in Cordell, the son of Albert and Esther (Nikkel)
Starting schooling at a country school near Bessie, he attended the
Weatherford schools and then graduated from Corn Bible Academy in 1954.
It was while attending Tabor College for one year that he met Eunice
Hoeffer whom he would marry one year later. The young couple made their
home in Weatherford and both graduated from Southwestern State College.
The couple then moved to Fresno, Calif. where he attended a Mennonite
Brethren Biblical Seminar.
As an ordained Mennonite Brethren minister he served churches in Minneapolis,
Minn., Cimarron, Kans., Topeka, Kans. and Edmond, Alberta, Canada.
The family remained in the ministry in Canada, serving at Red Deer,
alberta and Langley, British Columbia.
Schmidt retired from the Langley church but continued to work in the
church conference and serving as an interim pastor when needed as well
as authoring Sunday school curriculum and devotionals.
Eventually he and his wife purchased a home on Pender Island between
mainland Canada and Vancouver Island where he did wildlife and landscape
The minister was preceded in death by his parents; an uncle, Irving
Schmidt; and a cousin, Leroy Schmidt.
Survivors include his wife, Eunice; a daughter, Colette Siebert and
her husband, Loren, and two grandsons, Calvin and Carter, all of Calgary,
Alberta, Canada; two sons, Bevin and his wife, Darlene, and granddaughters,
Stephanie and Danielle, all of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Bryan of Guadalajara,
Mex-ico; a brother, Milton and his wife, Ellen, of Tulsa; his stepmother,
Rachel Schmidt of Clinton; and his aunts and uncles, Ed and Mary Schmidt
of Cordell, Neva and Elmer Sawatsky and Linda Schmidt of Clinton and Simon
McCorkle dies - @ 12:42 pm PST
Funeral services for Grady McCorkle, age 92, Midwest City resident,
were held this morning at the Bill Eisenhour Southeast Funeral Home in
Del City with burial in the Arlington Cemetery.
McCorkle was born on July 5, 1908 in western Oklahoma, the son of William
P. and Maggie McCorkle. He and his family moved to Midwest City in 1945.
He died Sunday, May 27, 2001.
Carole Rogers dies - @ 12:41 pm PST
Mrs. Carole Ann Rodgers, age 60, Rocky resident, died Thursday,
May 24, 2001.
She was born in Omaha, Neb. on April 29, 1941, the daughter of Thomas
John and Verla Wilson Lombard, and was reared in Los Angeles, Calif. where
she and her husband, Charles L. “Chuck” Rodgers, operated a catering business.
Mrs. Rodgers had worked at both the Cordell Christian Home and the
Corn Heritage Village.
Perry Phillips services held - @ 12:38 pm PST
Funeral services for Perry Lowell Phillips, age 51, Tulsa resident,
were held on May 24 at the First Christian Church in Tulsa, it was learned
Phillips died on his birthday, May 21, 2001, at St. Francis Hospital
in Tulsa. He was born in Tulsa on May 21, 1950, the son of J. Lowell and
Growing up in Clinton and Duncan, he graduated from Duncan High School
in 1968 and went on to obtain a Bachelor of Art from Southwestern State
College in Weatherford in May of 1972 where he was a member of the Pi Kappa
Phillips went on to complete his Masters of Teaching Arts at the University
of Tulsa in August of 1975, serving as a graduate assistant at Oral Roberts
In addition, he taught at St. Mary’s Catholic School.
In 1975 he was hired by Broken Arrow Schools to teach elementary physical
education, teaching at Northeast Elementary, Special Services and Arrow
He was involved with Special Olympics for many years and was a finalist
for Teacher of the Year in 1988.
After 25 years of service he retired in May of last year.
He was a member of the First Christian Church in Tulsa where he served
as an elder.
A private graveside service was held at Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa.
Survivors include his wife, Betsi, daughter, Sarah and son, Mark, all
of the home; parents, J. Lowell and June Phillips of Tulsa; a sister, Elaine
Fox and her husband, Greg, of Stillwater; and his wife’s parents, Dr. Eric
and Mary Williams of Stillwater.
The family suggests that those who desire may make memorial contributions
to the American Cancer Society, First Christian Church Endowment Fund or
Children’s Ministry; or to the charity of the person’s choice.
Geneva Choplin rites Wednesday - @ 4:08 pm PST
Funeral services for Mrs. Geneva Pauline (Lachman) Choplin,
age 85, Arapaho resident, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Free
Will Baptist Church at Clinton with Rev. Loyd Hall, Rev. Wendell Folsom
and Rev. Clarence “Sandy” Shepherd officiating.
Mrs. Choplin died Saturday afternoon at the Integris Clinton Regional
Hospital Emergency Room. She was born on Aug. 9, 1915 near Butler, the
daughter of Joseph and Julia (Skocdopole) Lachman.
Living most of her early life in the Antioch Community and attending
the Antioch School as well as the Antioch Free Will Baptist Church, she
was married to Devert Choplin on Oct. 15, 1932 near Butler.
They made their first home on a farm near Butler before later moving
to Arapaho where Mrs. Choplin was active in quilting, sewing and Extension
Homemaker groups. She enjoyed working on the genealogy of her family.
Mrs. Choplin was a member of the First Baptist Church in Arapaho. She
spent many summers at Falls Creek Baptist Camp near Davis cooking for the
She also was active in Boy Scouts, 4-H and FFA when her son, Troy,
was a member.
Mrs. Choplin was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; six
sisters; and her daughter, Virginia Fancher.
Burial will follow in the Antioch Cemetery under the direction of the
Stanley-Lee Funeral Home in Clinton.
Survivors include her husband, Devert, of the home; three sons, Curtis
Choplin of North Augusta, S.C., Jimmie Choplin and Troy Choplin, both of
Glenco; seven grandchildren, Paula Shryock, Mark Choplin, Donna Hartshorn,
Curtis Choplin Jr., Troy Choplin Jr., Crystal Stephens, Gary Ray Fancher;
11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The family has suggested that those who desire may make memorial contributions
in Mrs. Choplin’s honor to the First Baptist Church in Arapaho or to the
American Heart Association.
Dickerson rites slated - @ 4:07 pm PST
Funeral services for Ewell Arvis Dickerson, age 87, Enid resident
and former Clinton resident, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Arapaho
First Assembly of God Church with church minister Rev. Lee Gleason and
Rev. Dan Heath officiating.
Dickerson died Sunday, May 27, 2001, at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Enid.
He was born on Aug. 2, 1913 at Rhea, the son of Minnis Orley and Alta Mae
He was married to Ora Pearl Clark on Aug. 8, 1931 in Custer county.
they farmed for a number of years.
His other positions over the years included working for the county;
owning and operating the Anthon Store; and owning a Conoco service station
at North Sixth and Nowahy in Clinton.
Dickerson worked for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation for
more than 18 years.
He was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Enid and also the
Men’s Garden Club and the Enid Singles Pitch Club.
Burial will be in the Arapaho Cemetery under the direction of the Stanley-Lee
Funeral Home in Clinton.
Survivors include a son, Wayne Dickerson and his wife, Dortha, of El
Reno; a daughter, Delores (Dee) Boggs and her husband, Braxton (Rick);
a brother, Truman Dickerson and his wife, Evelyn, of Oklahoma City; a sister,
Reba Lanier of Clinton; grandchildren, Larry Dickerson, Lowell Dickerson,
Braxton M. Boggs II, Lisa M. Boggs, Ana L. Drake; six great grandchildren;
and two great-great grandchildren.
The family suggests that those who desire may make memorial contributions
in his honor to the Oklahoma Diabetes Foundation.
Charlene Miller services Friday - @ 3:09 pm PST
Funeral services for Mrs. Charlene L. (Loneman) Miller, age
31, El Reno resident, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the El Reno Indian
Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Stoneroad and Rev. Jo Ann Williams officiating.
Mrs. Charlene Lynn Miller died very unexpectedly Friday, May 18, 2001,
at the El Reno home of her grandmother. She was born on April 29, 1970
in Clinton, the daughter of Theodore Roman Nose and Edna Loneman.
Mrs. Miller was reared in Watonga and attended school there. She was
married to Charles Miller Jr. on Sept. 10, 1999 in El Reno, and they had
made their home in El Reno since that time.
In 1988 she was Club Princess of the Oklahoma Inter-Tribal Veterans
Pow Wow club for the late James Hawk, the late Willie Meeks and the late
She was a member of the El Reno Indian Baptist Church and the Wade
Mrs. Miller was preceded in death by a son, Brandon, in 1997.
Burial will follow the services Friday in the Concho Cemetery under
the direction of the Stanley-Lee Funeral Home of Clinton.
Survivors include her husband, Charles, of the home; two daughters,
Tiffany and Carmilla; a son, Christopher; her parents, Theodore Roman Nose
of California and Edna Loneman of El Reno; a brother, Jared Roman Nose
of California; and her grandmother, Nina Antelope of El Reno.
Lura Longcrier services slated - @ 4:20 pm PST
Funeral services for Mrs. Lura Lee Longcrier, age 72, Pryor
resident, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Pleasant View Baptist
Church west of Pryor with Rev. Jerold Pilant officiating.
Mrs. Longcrier died Saturday, May 19, 2001, at the Claremore Regional
Hospital following several months of deteriorating health. She was born
on May 5, 1929 at Stinnett, Texas, the daughter of Ernest and Luraetta
Mrs. Longcrier was reared in Texas and graduated from Phillips High
School in Texas. She was married to H.J. “Herb” Longcrier on April 14,
1963 in Watonga, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 31, 1991.
The couple moved to Pryor and Mayes County in 1970 from Clarksville,
Tenn. For several years they owned and operated the Branding Iron Restaurant
west of Pryor; Hereford House Restaurant in Pryor; and the Cattlemen’s
Restaurant in Chelsea.
Later, she worked at Sav-Mor Food Center in Pryor for more than five
She was a member of the Pleasant View Baptist Church. She enjoyed working
with horses and cattle as well as doing yard work, gardening, needlepoint
Interment will follow in the Fairview Cemetery at Pryor under the direction
of Garner’s Jim Green Funeral Home in Pryor.
Survivors include daughters, Susan Powers and her husband, Allen, of
Pryor, Myra Wood and her husband, David, of Claremore; sons, Joe Hough
and his wife, Rosemarie, of Pryor, Terry Hough and his wife, Sandra, of
Clinton; grandchildren, Shawn, James, Danetta, Thomas, Bayley, Morgan,
Chris, Jessica, Matthew, Jay, Elizabeth, Julia, Patricia, Emily; 10 great
grandchildren; and a sister, Teenie Lanham and her husband, Tuffy, of Dumas,
She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.
Ruth Kingsley rites Thursday - @ 4:19 pm PST
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Aline Kingsley, age 80, Medford,
Ore., will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the chapel of the Hillcrest Mortuary
in Medford with Brother Elliott Lovelace of the Talent Friends Chapel officiating.
Mrs. Kingsley died Monday, May 21, 2001, at her home. She was born
on Aug. 9, 1920 at Houston, Texas, the daughter of Clarence and Ethel Byfield.
Growing up just outside Butler, she was married to J.W. Kingsley on
Feb. 17, 1938 in Cordell. Her husband preceded her in death on Oct. 13,
She had lived around the Medford, Ore. area since 1983, living in Ashland
until then. She had been a seasonal worker for the Bagley Cannery and Bear
Mrs. Kingsley was known for taking yearly trips to Kellogg Beach, Calif.
and to Butler.
She was a former member of the Ashland Baptist Church as well as the
Ashland Parent-Teacher Organization.
Burial will be in the Hillcrest Memorial Park at Medford.
Survivors include two daughters, Lovena Hackworth of Medford, Ore.,
Joyce Baugus of Red Bluff, Calif.; two sisters, Leona Urshler of Warr Acres,
Nodena Stanley of Arapaho; several grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren
as well as one great-great grandchild.
She was preceded in death, in addition to her husband and parents,
by three sisters.
The family suggests that those who desire may make memorial contributions
to the Providence Hospice, 1180 Crater Lake Ave., Medford, OR 97504.