GROVE - Doris Palmer, age 86, died Sunday November 25, 2001 at the
Grove Nursing Center. She was born on January 27, 1915. Doris was the secretary
for the Superintendent of Schools in Wichita, Kan. She retired in the early
1980's, moving to Grove afterward. Her husband, Mack A. Palmer, died on
November 16, 1986.
Surviving are many friends.
The funeral was at noon on Thursday, November 29, at the Graveside
in the White Chapel Cemetery in Wichita, Kan., with Pastor Dave Henion
of the Harvest Community Church officiating. The funeral was under the
directions of the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Grove.
SAMMY LEE PALMER
AFTON, Okla. - Sammy Lee Palmer, 56, of Afton, died Thursday at his
home after a sudden illness. Mr. Palmer was born January 15, 1945 in Salina,
Okla., to Jim and Marie (Adkins) Marshall, he has lived in the Afton area
all his life. He was a retired machinist for Tulsa Winch, and Irby Construction,
and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors are: two daughters, Diane Free, Afton, and Debbie Robinson,
Owasso; mother, Marie Dicky, of Afton; two brothers, George Marshall, Miami,
and Mike Marshall, Tulsa; sister, Mary Brumback, Afton; four grand daughters,
Samantha Free, Shelley Free, Shawn Free, and Dianne Robinson; uncle, Willie
Adkins, Hutchinson, Kan., and aunt, Mable Adkins, Afton.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 16, In the Guildford-Thomas
Funeral Home, Afton. Rev. Marty McCord officiated. Burial was in the Mt.
Hope Cemetery in Afton, under the direction of the Guilford-Thomas Funeral
MICHAEL DEWAYNE PANTHER
ROSE, Okla. - Funeral services for Michael Dewayne Panther, 24, of
Rose, Okla., were held Saturday, June 9, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. in the Kenwood
Middle School Gym. Burial followed in the Euwasha Cemetery in Kenwood,
Okla. Rev. Richard Butter officiated. Services were under the direction
of Key Funeral Home of Locust Grove, Okla.
Michael was born February 23, 1977 in Claremore, Okla. and died June
6, in Rose. He was the son of Willis and Annie (Wolf) Sapp. He grew up
in the Kansas and Jay, Okla. area. He met his wife, Sheila, in 1997 and
they were married in 1998 in Miami, Okla. Michael was a very active person
and enjoyed many things in life, like playing football and bull riding
with his buddies. He was employed with Snell Metal Roofing Co. Michael
was an outdoorsman; he was a gigger of fish and deer hunter, and horseshoe
tournaments were one of his favorite things to do. Michael was a very loving
and kind person and enjoyed his family around him, especially the little
nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Euwasha Baptist Church in Kenwood,
Okla. where a wake service was held for him Friday, June 8. He will be
greatly missed by all that shared in his life.
He is survived his parents, Willis and Annie Sapp; wife, Sheila, of
the home; three daughters, Candice Panther, Amber Hunter, and Jessica Hunter
of the home; one brother, Gilbert Downing and wife, Shelly, of Skiatook,
Okla.; three sisters, Serena White and husband, David, of Ark., Shelly
Tanner and husband, Jackson, of Kenwood, Okla., and Jacklyn Sapp of Kenwood,
Okla.; three nieces and six nephews and many other relatives. His grandparents,
Jim and Virginia Wolf, preceded him in death.
JOHN NELSON PARKER, JR.
VINITA, Okla. - John Nelson Parker, Jr., 84, passed away Sunday, October
21, 2001 at Rosewood Terrace. He was born September 25, 1917 to John Nelson
Parker, Sr. and Grace Marie (Morrison) Parker in Welch, and was of Cherokee
Indian descent. He grew up on a farm west of Welch and was a graduate of
Welch High School. Johnnie was employed by Welch Oil Company until joining
the U.S. Army on January 8, 1942 when he was 24. He served in the 757 Tank
battalion during World War II, spending 18 months in Africa and Italy.
He was wounded by shrapnel on the front line in Cassino, Italy, on March
28, 1944 and received the purple heart. He was discharged on October 15,
1945. He married Doretha Highsmith on December 24, 1942 at the Methodist
parsonage in Miami. They resided in Welch until moving to Vinita in September,
1948, where Johnnie was employed by Ives Lumber Company for two years.
On September 1, 1949, he and Ed Shanahan formed a partnership and built
the Shanahan-Parker Lumber Company in Vinita which he operated until he
retired on June 1, 1986. He and Ed built many homes in Vinita as well as
developing several housing additions. He joined the First United Methodist
Church in 1948 and served on the Board of Trustees and Administrative board.
He was a member of the Welch and Vinita Masonic Lodges, a 32nd Degree Mason,
member of the Akdar Shrine of Tulsa, and the Craig County "Scamps" Shrine
Club. He was also a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign
He loved to dance with his wife, hunt with his son, and fish with his
friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Doretha, on
September 1, 1998.
Survivors include: two daughters and sons-in-law, Sallye and John Burckhalter,
Vinita, and Merrye Ann and Bill Maddux, Willis, Texas; a son and daughter-in-law,
Stan and Deborah Parker, Edmond; two grandchildren, Matt Burkhalter and
Summer Burckhalter Falling and husband, Robert, Vinita; two step-grandsons,
Beegee and Geoff Maddux, Texas; and two step-great grandsons; a brother,
Samuel B. Parker and wife, Chris, Signal Mountain, Tenn.; and a sister,
Marie Pender and husband Joe, Florissant, Mo.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the First United Methodist
Church with Rev. Charles Herndon officiating. Interment followed at Fairview
Cemetery. Military graveside funeral rites were performed by the Grove
Veterans Ritual Team. Memorials can be made to the Craig County Outreach
Cancer Association in care of Carole Woodard, First National Bank, P.O.
Box 407, Vinita, OK 74301. Services were under the direction of the Burckhalter
funeral Home of Vinita.
HOMER LEE PARMLEY
GALVESTON, Tex. - Homer Lee Parmley died December 18, 2001 in Galveston,
Texas. He was 70 years old. He was born and raised in Tulsa, Okla. He was
a Veteran of the Korean Conflict, was the owner of several businesses over
the years, and was a well-known breeder of dogs. He is survived by two
daughters, Terry Kerr and husband, Clint, of Rockport, Tex., and Karen
Bryant and husband, Waymon, of Carthage Missouri; a brother, Bill and wife,
Dorothy; two sisters, Wanda Tiller and June Kelsey and husband, Don; seven
grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Services will be private.
JACK D. PARSONS SR.
GROVE - Jack D. Parsons Sr., 80, of Grove, former resident of Cherokee,
Kan., died Thursday, July 27, 2001 at the Grove General Hospital following
a sudden illness. He was born April 8, 1921 at West Mineral, Kan., to Charles
and Jennie Mae Bates Parsons. He attended school in West Mineral. Mr. Parsons
had been a resident of the West Mineral-Cherokee area most of his life
until moving to Grove in May 1996.
He married Margaret Jean Malcolm on December 24, 1943 in Girard, Kan.
She survives of the home.
Mr. Parsons was employed with Pittsburg USD 250 for 19 years, and Southeast
USD 247 Schools in the maintenance department, retiring in 1983. Mr. Parsons
also farmed in the Cherokee area for many years. He was a member of the
United Commercial Travelers.
Survivors are: two sons and daughter-in-laws, Jack D. Jr. and Judy
Parsons of Grove, and Steven and DeeAnn Parsons of Chanute, Kan.; three
sisters, Bessie Sizemore of Cherokee, Kan., Thelma Barnes of Pittsburg,
Kan., and Betty Hays of Prairie Village, Kan.; a grandson and his wife,
Justin and Lisa; a granddaughter, Jennifer, and a great granddaughter,
A brother, Frankie Parsons, and two sisters, Berniece Smith and Mamie
Justice, preceded Mr. Parsons in death.
Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Brenner Mortuary
Chapel with Rev. Delbert Chance officiating. Burial was in the Cherokee
Cemetery, Cherokee, Kan. Arrangements were under the direction of the Brenner
RANDY WAYNE PATRICK
FRAZIER PARK, Calif. - Randy Wayne Patrick, artist and musician, passed
away August 8, 2001 at his residence in Frazier Park. Randy was born on
March 27, 1963 at Afton Memorial Hospital and was a former resident of
Survivors are: his wife, Patti; two sons, Ian and Dominick; his parents,
Dale and Linda Patrick of Grove; his sister's family, Ray and Cindy Pruitt,
Lena Pruitt and Zachary Barnes of Grove; his brother's family, Bryan and
Judy Patrick of Woodland Park, Colo., and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins
who reside in this area.
A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, August 18, at
Dodge Baptist Church.
JOE THOMAS PATTERSON
JAY, Okla. - Joe Thomas Patterson, age 82, died at his home near Jay
on Friday, June 1, 2001. The son of Jay Joseph and Mae Isabella (Draper)
Patterson, he was born on July 13, 1918 in Cass County, Texas. Mr. Patterson
was an avid farmer, fisherman, and hunter. He retired after 35 years as
an automobile paint and body man, 28 of which was for Bill White Chevrolet
in Tulsa, Okla. He was a veteran of WWII and a 32-degree Mason. Joe married
Ola Mitchell on March 5, 1954. Joe was preceded in death by his parents
and three brothers, Floyd Ray Patterson, Travis Boyd Patterson, and Horace
He is survived by his wife, Ola Patterson, of Jay; a son, Dr. Larry
Wallace and wife, Mary Ellen, of Pawhuska, Okla.; a daughter, Jo Helen
Usrey of Jay; two sisters, Pauline Daughtery of Logansport, La., and Elouise
Tolleson of Lake Butler, Fla.; four grandchildren, Ed Wallace and wife,
Lori, Ronda Kates and husband, Randy, Rodney Wallace, and Tony Usrey and
wife, Teresa; eight great-grandchildren, Tyler and Hunter Wallce, Kolby
and Korey Kates, Holland Wallace, Jacob Usrey, Misty Bowzer and Lora Bowzer.
The funeral will be graveside at the Spavinaw Cemetery on Tuesday,
June 5, at 2:00 p.m. with Dr. Larry Wallace officiating. The services are
under the directions of the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Jay.
HAZEL RUTH PAUGH
GROVE - Hazel Ruth Paugh, age 70, of Carthage, Mo., moved to Grove
eight years ago. She died May 15, 2001 at the Grove General Hospital. She
was born December 11, 1930 in Willard, Mo. Lloyd Mack Johnson and Wilma
Mae Corbin Johnson. She worked for 20 years for Schriber Foods of Carthage,
Mo. She married Joseph "Joe" Paugh Dec. 11, 1948 in Carthage. He preceded
her in death May 22, 1999.
She is survived by four sons, Clarence Eugene Paugh, Grove, Lloyd Mack
Paugh, Polivar, Mo., John Douglas Paugh, Grove, and Thomas Robert Paugh,
Carthage; a brother, Joe Johnson, Springfield, Mo.; sister, Beverly Preston,
Kansas City, Mo.; six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will held at 10:00 a.m. a.m. Saturday, May 19, in
the G/S Fasken Cemetery. Family visitation will be 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Friday,
May 18, at Ulmer Funeral Home.
JAY, Okla. - Colene Payton, age 70, died Sunday, June 3, 2001 in the
St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo. The daughter of Cecil
Wesley and Ella Mae (Chrismon) Payton, she was born on July 7, 1930 in
Jay. Colene grew up in the Jay area and returned to the area in the last
20 years. She recently accepted the Lord.
She is survived by four children, Wynona Stelley of Tulsa, Okla., Ray
Large of Claremore, Okla., Lois Ann Farmer of Tulsa, Okla., and Rick Large
of Owasso, Okla.; four brothers, Edward Payton of Miami, Okla., Howard
Payton of Jay, Bob Payton of Claremore, Okla., and Don Payton of North
Platte, Neb.; a sister, Freda Bushyhead of Grove; 13 grandchildren and
The funeral will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 6, in the Delaware
Baptist Church with Reverend Gary Bishop officiating. The interment will
be in the Duffield Cemetery. The services are under the directions of the
Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Jay.
JERRY LEROY PEAK
GROVE-Jerry Peak, age 59, died Friday, November 30, 2001 in the Grove
General Hospital. The son of Harold and Helen (Brunk) Peak, he was born
on March 25, 1942 in Los Angeles, Calif. Jerry worked as a foreman for
a maintenance crew for the City of Wichita, Kan. He moved to Grove in 1996.
Mr. Peak served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the Wichita Moose
Lodge. He married Mary Jo Peak in 1972. Jerry was preceded in death by
a daughter, Deborah Sue Peak
Surviving are: Mary Jo Peak, his wife; Harold Peak and Helen Brunk,
his parents; James Peak, son; Jack Mills, stepson; Dana Dow, stepdaughter;
Janet Lawrence, sister; three granddaughters and one grandson.
The funeral was at 10 a.m. on Monday, December 3, in the Worley-Luginbuel
Funeral Home. The interment was in the Olympus Cemetery. The services were
under the directions of the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Grove.
MARY JO PEAK
GROVE - Mary Jo Peak of Grove died Saturday December 8, 2001 at the
St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo. She was 65.
Mary Jo was born July 19, 1936 in Kansas City, Kan. She was a homemaker
and a member of the Cornerstone Church in Grove. She has lived in Grove
since 1996 moving from Wichita, Kan. Mary Jo married Jerry Peak in 1972
at Wichita. He preceded her in death November 30, 2001.
Survivors include: three children, James Peak of Grove, and Dana Dow
and Jack Mills, both of Wichita; one sister, Bernita Tumblin of Wichita;
three grandchildren, Samantha Berg, Jessica Dow, and Ryan Dow; and two
great grandchildren, Brandy Berg, and Alliha Berg.
Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 11, at the Worley Luginbuel
Funeral Home in Grove. Interment will be in the Olympus Cemetery in Grove.
WILMA L. PENDLEY
MIAMI, Okla. - Wilma L. Pendley died at 1:35 p.m. Monday, October 22,
2001 at the Integris Baptist Regional Health Center after an illness. She
was 79. Pendley was born February 26, 1922 at Sulphur Springs, Ark, to
Tony and Viola Alice (Craig) Biven. She was a retired beautician and a
member of the Northwest Baptist Church. She married the Rev. J.R. Pendley
on January 11, 1942 at Southwest City, Mo., he preceded her in death on
April 21, 1998.
Survivors include: a son and his wife, Jim and Judy Pendley, Yorktown,
Va.; two sisters, Jewel Birkes, Miami, and Carrie Anderson, Newburg, Ore.;
a brother, Lester Biven, Sulphur Springs, Ark., and a grandson, Kevin Pendley,
Funeral services will he held at 10 a.m. Thursday, October 25, at the
Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home chapel with minister J. Fulton Amonette officiating.
Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Afton. The family will receive
friends at the funeral home chapel from 7 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, October
WAVEL OUIDA PERDUE
JAY, Okla. - Wavel Ouida Perdue, 88, met her Lord June 13, 2001 at
the Gravette Medical Center. Wavel was born August 8, 1912 to Offneal Marsh
Wilson and Mary Louise Johnson in McDonald County near Neosho, Mo. She
attended many different schools, and last attended school at Blue Mound,
Okla. The family later moved to Kansas where her father owned a cafe and
filling station. Wavel helped run the cafe until December 18, 1931 when
she married Jeff Perdue. They moved to Arkansas and there resided until
Jeff's death in 1961. Wavel moved to Jay and worked at the Guinn Nursing
Home in housekeeping for five years, and soon after retired. Wavel was
an excellent cook and seamstress. She is preceded in death by her parents,
five brothers, four sisters, husband, Jeff, and two children, Danny and
She is survived by her son, J.D. Perdue, and wife, Sandra, of Jay;
daughter, Wavel Darlene Harp and husband, Bill, of Siloam Springs, Ark.,
daughter, Donna Jean Reece of Tahlequah, Okla; 24 grandchildren, and 30
great-grandchildren. The family will be receiving friends and relatives
on Friday, June 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Turner Funeral Chapel in Jay.
Services will be held Saturday, June 16, at the Turner Funeral Chapel
in Jay at 10:00 a.m. Officiating will be Darmon Swift. Interment at the
Jumper Cemetery in Jay. Services under direction of Turner Funeral Chapel,
ROSE, Okla. - Funeral services for Lillian Peters, 86, of Rose, Okla.,
were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday in the Elm Prairie Baptist Church at Leach,
Okla. Rev. Albert Robbins officiated and burial followed in the Elm Prairie
Cemetery in Leach, Okla.
Mrs. Peters was born on March 10, 1914 in Salina, Okla. She died on
May 1, 2001 in Tulsa. Okla.
The daughter of Lewis and Nancy (Ross) Mouse, she grew up and attended
school in Salina and Wyandotte, Okla. She then married Tom Peters in 1948
in Pryor. She was a homemaker, loved to crochet, quilt, and do tatting,
and also was a skilled basket maker. She especially enjoyed gospel music.
She was a member of the Elm Prairie Baptist Church.
She is survived by Thomas Peters of Leach, Okla.; three daughters,
Martha Peters of Leach, Mary Peters of Tahleqauh, Okla., Irene Roth and
husband, Robert, of Leach; two nephews, Edward Mouss of Henryetta, Okla.,
and Willie Mouse of Salina, Okla. She was preceded in death by her husband,
Tom, in July of 1987, one infant son, four brothers and her parents.
GROVE - Jolene Pickett, age 63, died at her home on Monkey Island on
August 9, 2001 after a lengthy illness. Services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday
at Christ Church on Hwy. 59 north of Grove with Pastor Jerry Baser officiating.
Burial will be in Ralston Cemetery following the service. A visitation
will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, 711 S.
Main in Grove.
Mrs. Pickett was born February 4, 1938 in Freer, Texas to Clyde and
Willie Ashford. She married Mike Pickett on November 24, 1957 in Afton.
Mrs. Pickett moved to Grove in 1991 from Tulsa where she and Mike lived
for 35 years. She has owned Crystal's Antiques on Hwy. 59 in Grove for
the past nine years.
Survivors are: her husband, Mike, of the home; two daughters, Monica
Russell and Pamela Childers, Grove; one son, Tony, of Tulsa, and seven
grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society through the funeral
ROY THOMAS POLSON
JAY, Okla. - Roy Polson, age 65, died on Wednesday, July 4, 2001 in
the Betty Ann Nursing Center in Grove. The son of Henry and Berneice Briscoe
Polson, he was born on August 10, 1935 in Wilburton, Okla.
Surviving are: three brothers, Richard Polson, of Jay, Clark Polson
of Marble City, Tex., and Lynn Polson of Corsicana, Tex.; a sister, June
Boyd of McAlester, and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 7, at 10 a.m. at
the Polson Cemetery near Southwest City, Mo., with his nephew, Garry Boyd,
officiating. The services are under the directions of the Worley-Luginbuel
Funeral Home in Jay.
GROVE - John Popejoy, 91, died Friday, April 20, 2001 at Grove General
Hospital in Grove. Services were held Monday, April 23, at 10:00 a.m. at
the First Assembly of God, Grove, with Pastor David Talle' officiating.
Burial was at Floral Haven Cemetery, Broken Arrow, Okla. at 2:00 p.m.
John Popejoy was born in Springfield, Mo. on December 25, 1909 to George
and Minnie Miller Popejoy. He married Edna Franklin on November 17, 1933
in Henryetta, Okla. Mr. Popejoy worked for Osage Oil Company in Tulsa.
He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church, Grove.
He is survived by his wife, Edna, Grove; two daughters, Lillian Heflin,
Grove, and Joan Rives, Little Rock, Ark., and one brother, Claude Popejoy,
Rockaway Beach, Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother,
Lon Popejoy, and one sister, Irene Payton. Services were entrusted to Ellis
Family Funeral Home, 107 S. Broadway, Grove, 918-786-5172.
WILLIS WILLARD POTTER
DISNEY, Okla. - Willis Willard Potter, 88, of Disney passed away Sunday,
Sept. 30, 2001 in Hillcrest Medical Center, Tulsa. Mr. Potter, the son
of George Elbert and Nettie Jewell (Stone) Potter, was born in Flat Creek,
Mo., on May 23, 1913.
Funeral services for Mr. Potter were conducted Wednesday, Oct. 3, in
the South Grand Lake Christian Church, north of Langley, with Dr. Bob Weiziel
officiating. Interment followed in the Spavinaw-Strang Cemetery with Dan
Potter, Chris Potter, Steven Potter, David Gibson, Darron Gibson and Frank
Pflueger serving as casket bearers. Honary casket bearers were Bernard
Pope and Bob Hamill. Funeral service service arrangements were under the
care of Garner's Jim Green Funeral Home, Pryor.
Willis was born and raised in the Flat Creek community of Stone County,
Mo., where he attended public school. At the age of 25 he moved with his
family to Disney during the construction of the Pensacola Dam. He married
Flossie Viola Morris of Salina on February 16, 1939 at Muskogee. They shared
over 53 years of marriage until her death in May 1992. A carpenter by trade,
Willis drove to various work projects in Tulsa. His union carpentry skills
were put to use in high rise buildings as well as at the Utica Square Shopping
Center. Willis was a charter member of the First Christian Church (Disciples
of Christ) in Langley and a member of the Carpenter's Union Local 943,
Tulsa. He had served as a church Elder, Deacon, Sunday School teacher and
member of various building and pulpit committees. He became a charter member
of the South Grand Lake Christian Church and was active in assisting in
the church growth. Willis was an avid fisherman and rock hound and enjoyed
making jewelry from his rock finds. He also enjoyed traveling the western
Mr. Potter is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, George and Fan
Potter, Pryor; grandchildren, Daniel Raymond and Honda Potter, Longview,
Texas, and Steven Byron and Debra Potter, Moore, Okla.; great-grandchildren,
James Christopher and Renee, Ashley Renea, Steven Byron II, Joseph David
and Cassandra Lynn; a great-great-granddaughter, Rylie, and other relatives
and many friends.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Flossie, his parents, and his
sister, Berth Edith Dinkins.
GROVE - Perry Prater, 75, died Wednesday, October 3, 2001. Mr. Prater
was born on October 18, 1926 in Lackey, Ky., to John Lee and Cora (Hale)
Prater. He married Juanita Clark on January 6, 1945 in Battle Creek, Mich.
She preceded him in death in 1995. He served in the United States Marines
as a PFC-Sharpshooter. He moved to New Orleans, La., from Bedford, Mich.,
in 1958. Mr. Prater owned Perry's Welding Service and Target Sporting Goods
in New Orleans for over 25 years. He lived in New Orleans for 27 years
before retiring to Grove in 1985. He was a member of Community of Christ
Survivors include: one daughter, Marsha and husband, Robert, Breland;
grandson, Perry C. Prater: great grandson, Mathew Prater; and great granddaughter,
Kendra Robertson, all of the home; four sons, Bruce C. Prater, Littleton,
Co., Jonathan M. Prater, Fairbanks, Alaska., Maj. James D. Prater, Ret.,
Waukegan, Ill., and Kenneth A. Prater, Independence, Mo.; one sister, Beatrice
Duckett, Tekonsha, Mich.; one brother, Robert E. Prater, Riverton, Kan.;
11 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 5, in the Worley-Luginbuel
Chapel, Grove, with Nolan Scarberry officiating. Visitation will be held
Thursday, October 4, at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at
Hickory Grove Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Worley-Luginbuel
Funeral Home in Grove.
MIAMI, Okla. - Jan Prewett, 68, of Miami, died Saturday, June 30, 2001
at the home of her son in Miami after an illness. Mrs. Prewett was born
December 28, 1932 in Ottawa County, Okla., to Taylor and Cledth (Youngblood)
Davis, Jr. She has lived in Ottawa County most of her life. Mrs. Prewett
was an LPN at Baptist Regional Health Center, retiring in 2000 after 18
years. She had been active in the Alzheimer's Support Group and attended
the Nazarene Church.
Surviving are: son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Sherry Prewett of
Miami; brother, Daniel Geronimo Davis of Breckinridge, Colo.; two sisters,
Donna Dean Cook of St. Louis, Mo., and Sonia Elaine Schroder, of Chicago,
Ill.; three grandchildren, James, Stacey, and Amber, and one great grandson,
Funeral services for Mrs. Prewett, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday,
July 3, in the Guilford-Thomas Funeral Home in Miami. Bro. Dan Ipock will
officiate. Burial will be in the Glen Abbey Memorial Gardens east of Miami
under the direction of the Guilford-Thomas Funeral Home, Miami.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 Monday evening at the Guilford-Thomas
Funeral Home, Miami.
JAY, Okla. - Opal Priest, 84, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2001 at
Heritage Hill Nursing Center in McAlester, Okla. Opal was born December
2, 1916 to General David Mullin and Lovicy Jane Ford in Delaware County.
May 30, 1935, Opal and James Henry Priest were united in marriage. Opal
was a member of Pentecostal Holiness Church and she held a license for
free full gospel. She was preceded in death by her husband, James, one
daughter, Francis Loretta Priest, one sister, Lorene Chambers Norcross,
and a brother, Doris Lee Mullin.
She is survived by two sons, Ruben Charles Priest of Phoenix, Ariz.,
and David Leroy Priest of Vass, N.C.; two daughters, Margaret Louise Rensberger
of McAlester, Okla., and Bonnie Jane Green of Phoenix, Ariz.; one foster
daughter, Virginia Williams of Santa Maria, Calif.; one sister, Velma Silcox
of Colcord, Okla.; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren
and many friends.
Services were held Tuesday, June 5, at 2:00 p.m. at the Cornerstone
Church in Southwest City, Mo. officiated by Rev. Ralph Houck and Dwindle
Silcox. Interment was at the Dickson Cemetery in Cherokee City, Ark. Services
were under the direction of the Turner Funeral Chapel Jay.
CHARLES O. PRITCHARD
GROVE - Charles Orson Pritchard, 68, died Tuesday, November 6, 2001
at Freeman Hospital, Joplin, Mo. Mr. Pritchard was born on September 6,
1933 to Dick and Edna (Renfro) Pritchard in Grove. He married Sue Ann Mount
on January 23, 1953. She died on January 13, 1964. He married Carol Hilliard
on July 29, 1983 and she survives. Charles was a building contractor and
owner of Cherokee Construction Co., Grove, for many years. He also owned
Pritchard Service Stations in Grove from 1958-1962 and Pritchard Chevrolet
from 1970-1973. He contracted sewer, water and telephone lines in the area
and was owner of Pritchard Construction Company until his retirement. His
last big construction project was the sanctuary of Elk River Baptist Church.
He retired as a Grove volunteer fireman after 21 years. Mr. Pritchard was
a two term member of the Grove City Council. He also served on the Grove
Airport Board. He was a member of Elk River Baptist Church. Mr. Pritchard
was a pilot who loved flying in earlier years and was a champion checker
player, but his main interest was his family - especially his grandchildren.
Survivors include: his wife, Carol; one son, Rick and wife, Patsy Pritchard,
Grove; one daughter, Tammy Pritchard and companion, Cecil Thompson, Bull
Shoals, Ark.; three grandchildren, Rustin Ray Pritchard, Charles Levi Pritchard
and Meggie Pritchard, all of Grove. Although Mr. Pritchard was an only
child, he grew up with his first cousin, Sherman Richardson, Grove. He
was preceded in death by his first wife, an infant daughter, Diane Pritchard
in 1960, and an infant son, Russell Pritchard, in 1964. Memorials may be
made to Elk River Baptist Church Building Fund, Grove.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, November 9, at Elk River Baptist
Church, Grove. Burial followed at Olympus Cemetery. Services were under
the direction of Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove.
LINDA MAE PROCTOR
SALINA, Okla. - Funeral services for Linda Mae Proctor, 61, of Salina
were Monday, April 16, 2001 at 11 a.m. in The Steely Baptist Church. Burial
followed in the Steely Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Key
Funeral Home of Pryor.
Linda was born June 24, 1939 in Mazie, Okla. and passed away April
13 at her home in Salina. She was the daughter of Ralph M. and Lee Anna
(Rabbit) Dotson. Linda grew up in the Mazie and Collinsville area, attending
school in Collinsville, graduating in 1957. She and John Proctor were married
May 7, 1956 in Collinsville. Soon after her marriage, she began what was
to be a 29-year career with the Oklahoma State Employment Service. She
also served her family as a wife and mother, raising two daughters. Linda
was a member of Steely Baptist Church and in her leisure time she enjoyed
gardening, fishing and playing bingo. Her family says she was the kindest
lady you could every know. She will be greatly missed by all that shared
in her life.
She is survived by her step-father, Thomas Bean, of Pryor, Okla.; two
daughters, Johna Proctor of Irving, Texas, and Julie Proctor of Salina,
Okla.; two brothers, Ralph Dotson of Collinsville, and Jerry Sappington
of Cedar Crest. Linda's husband and parents preceded her death.