|TWILA ADEAL BREWSTER
JAY, Okla. - Twila Brester, age 90, died Wednesday, July 4, 2001 in
the Jane Phillips Hospital in Bartlesville, Okla. The daughter of John
and Goldie (Clanton) Benigar, she was born on February 24, 1911 in Grove.
Twila married John L. Brewster on June 23, 1932 in Jay, and he preceded
her in death on June 27, 1991. She lived most of her life in the Whitewater
area near Grove, moving to Jay for six years, then to Dewey, Okla. for
four years. She attended the Grove Church of Christ and The Southside Church
of Christ in Jay, later attending the Nowata Church of Christ.
Surviving are: five children, Betty Lakey and husband, Vernon, of Bartlesville,
Tom Brewster and wife, Linda, of Ramona, Howard Brewster and wife, Carol,
of Warsaw, Mo., Larry Brewster and wife, Judy, of Morland, Wyo., and Garry
Brewster and wife, Kay, of Jay; a sister, Arlie Lane of Oakley, Calif.;
19 grandchildren, and 45 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 7, in the Southside
Church of Christ in Jay with Steve Stencil and Bill Richardson officiating.
The interment will be in the Buzzard Cemetery. The services are under the
directions of the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Jay.
MILDRED BEATRICE BRICKEY
LEACH, Okla. - Funeral services for Mildred Beatrice Brickey, 90, of
Leach, Okla., were held Tuesday, October 30, 2001 at 2 p.m. in the First
Baptist of Leach. Burial followed in the Elm Prairie Cemetery in Leach.
The Rev. Utah Humphrey officiated.
Mrs. Brickey was born October 20, 1911 in Columbus, Kan., and died
October 28 in Siloam Springs, Ark.
She was the daughter of Charles Arthur and Bertha Mae (Fiscus) Westfall.
She grew up in Spade Holler, a settlement near Leach. She attended schools
in Salina, Oklahoma and the IXL School. After finishing school she worked
on her family's farm until she married John Brickey on October 24, 1933.
Mildred worked as a homemaker for her husband and children. In her spare
time, she enjoyed doing needlecraft, quilting, gardening, canning and being
with her family, especially on holidays. She loved the Lord and was a member
of the First Baptist Church of Leach.
Survivors include: four sons, Thomas Lee Brickey and wife, Ruth, of
Salina, John Bill Brickey and wife, Pricilla, of Leach, Arthur Dewayne
Brickey and wife, Shirley, of Spiro, and Melvin Young Brickey and wife,
Deborah, of Leach; eight grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Her husband, John, her parents, one brother, Homer Westfall, and four
grandchildren preceded her in death.
GENE E. BRIDGEMAN
MIAMI, Okla. - Gene E. Bridgeman died at 9:47 a.m. Tuesday, November
13, 2001 at his home after a long illness. He was 78. Bridgeman was born
April 2, 1923 at Vinita, Okla., to Dan and Edna (Clanton) Bridgeman and
moved to Miami 50 years ago from Vinita. He was a graduate of the Vinita
High School and retired from the B.F. Goodrich Plant. He had worked in
the Final Finish Department. He was a Navy veteran where he was a Pharmacist
Mate Second Class. He married Nellie Pinckney in Independence, Kan.
Survivors include: his wife, Nellie; two sons, James A. Bridgeman,
and Jimmy Bridgeman, both of Miami; two brothers, James Bridgeman, Baltimore,
Md., and Howard Bridgeman, Jay, Okla. He was preceded in death by two sisters
and his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, November 16, at the
Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Gerald L. Baser officiating.
Burial will follow in the G.A.R. Cemetery under the direction of the Cooper-Althouse
Funeral Home of Miami. The family will receive friends at the funeral home
chapel Thursday evening from 7 until 8 p.m.
GROVE - Janey R. Brixey, age 82, died Monday, December 31, 2001 in
the Grand Lake Villa. The daughter of William and Nancy (Morrison) Bartmess,
she was born on May 1, 1919 in Kenwood, Okla. She married Thomas Murl Brixey
on August 20, 1942 in Jay, Okla. Murl preceded in death on April 6, 1986.
Survivors include: three sisters, Francis Wagoner, Easter Warren, and
Nancy Strait, all of Tulsa Okla., and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. at the graveside in the Zena Cemetery
on Friday, January 4, with Rev. Dolphus Blevins. The services are under
the directions of the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Grove.
WALTER L. BRIXEY
ZENA, Okla. - Walter L. Brixey, 78, died December 25, 2001 at the Betty
Ann Nursing Home, Grove.
Walter Brixey was born on December 10, 1923 in Dennis, Okla., to Gene
and Lena (Smith) Brixey. He attended school in Oak Grove and Grove. He
was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during World War II. Mr. Brixey
married Lela Keeter in Jay, Okla., on January 18, 1946. He was self-employed
as a dairy farmer most of his life. He had been a member and deacon of
Zena Baptist Church since 1958. His hobbies included hunting, fishing,
Survivors include: his wife, Lela Brixey, Zena; two sons, Andy and
Jerry Brixey, both of Zena; three daughters, Cathy Jackson, Grove, Betty
Tyndall, Oregon, and Sandra Kay Carnell, Kansas, Okla.;11 grandchildren
and 16 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother and
father, one brother, Ray Brixey, one sister, Wilma Wyatt, and one grandson,
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, December 28, at the Zena Baptist
Church with Rev. Jason Duree and Rev. Larry Jackson officiating. Visitation
will be 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, December 27, at the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral
Services are under the direction of Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home,
EARL W. BROWN
JAY, Okla. - Earl W. Brown, 77, of Jay, Okla., near rural Southwest
City, Mo., died on Friday, July 13, 2001 at 9:15 a.m. at his home after
a lengthy illness. Mr. Brown was born on July 10, 1924 in Valley Center,
Kan., to the late Earl J. and Nora Marie (McArther) Brown. He grew up there
and attended public schools. During WWII, Earl served as a first scout
with the 29th Infantry Division, one of the first units at the Normandy
Invasion on Omah Beach in France. After being wounded twice, he was returned
to the Winter General Hospital in Topeka, Kan., for a six-month recovery.
He was decorated with the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star before being
discharged in March of 1945. While in Kansas, Earl and Rosalea Frye were
united in marriage on December 22, 1944. He worked as a truck driver for
Allen Construction, later as an electronic supervisor at Beech Aircraft,
and supervisor of building construction in Wichita, Kan., before he and
Rosalea returned to Southwest City, where they farmed until their retirement.
He was a skilled wood craftsman and enjoyed sharing his crafts. Earl was
a giving person and was always willing to help others. He was a member
of the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Jay, the American Legion #553 of
Southwest City, and was a lifetime member of Disabled American Veterans
Chapter 19 of Grove.
Earl is survived by his wife, Rosalea, of 56 years; a brother-in-law,
Glenn Clark of Wichita, Kan.; three sisters-in-law, Stella Brown and Lenora
McDaniel, both of Southwest City, and Eutha Vincent of Roseville, Calif.;
nephews, Donald Brown of Rural Southwest City, George Evans of Wichita,
Kan., Raymond McDaniel of Stella, Mo., and Mike Prye of Sacramento, Calif.;
nieces, Virgina Woodard, Sharon Fisher, Christine Peterson, Connie Shepherd,
Olla Mae Cameron and Mary Lea, Viola Moore, all of Wichita, Kan., Wilma
Clark of Southwest City, widow of William Clark, Naomi Cartwright, of Anderson,
Mo., Tami Motsambenbother and Andra Noonan, of Sacramento, Calif., and
Brenda Hathcoar, of Fort Gibson, Okla.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl J. and Marie; one brother,
Harry; two sisters, Viola Evans and June Carpenter; and his special buddy,
Funeral services for Mr. Earl W. Brown were held at 2 p.m., Monday,
July 16, at the Southwest City First Baptist Church. Reverend Dennis Ray
and Reverend Ray Clanton officiated. Burial was in the Southwest City Cemetery
in Southwest City.
Pallbearers were Donald Brown, Daniel Brown, Raymond McDaniel, Dustin
Brown, Joe Hathcoat, Jason Hathcoat and Shane Clark. Honorary Pallbearers
were Paul Brandon, Arlo Wells, Don Donnell, Jim Lane and Jim Frye.
Memorial contributions can be given to the Southwest City Fire Department
in care of the funeral home.
EDNA MARIE BROWN
GROVE - Edna Marie Brown, 78, died Friday, November 23, 2001 at Cedar
Hill, Mo. Services were held on Monday, November 26, at 10 a.m. at the
Ellis Family Funeral Home Chapel in Grove with Rev. Larry Moore officiating.
Burial was at New Salem Cemetery, Seneca, Mo.
Mrs. Brown was born October 29, 1923 to Herbert Chester Lawrence and
Alta Leona Bates Lawrence in Smithfield, Mo. She married Floyd J. Brown
on May 31, 1943. Mrs. Brown was a housewife and a member of Grand Lake
She is survived by: her husband, Floyd; two sons, Floyd Jerry Brown,
Cedar Hill, Mo., and Elmer Lee Brown, Seneca, Mo.; two brothers, Evert
E. Lawrence, Neosho, Mo., and Herbie Neal Lawrence, Little Rock, Ark.;
two sisters, Treva Kennedy, Grove, and Twla VanMeir, Goldsboro, N.C.; four
grandchildren, Wendi Good, Christy Henderson, Shawn Brown and Serena Shelby;
and one great grandchild, Sebastain Henderson.
Services were entrusted to Ellis Family Funeral Home, 107 S. Broadway,
GROVE - Alta Fern Brown, 55, went to be with her Lord, Sunday, December
30, 2001 at St. John's Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo. Graveside
services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 3, 2002 at Buzzard Cemetery
with Dolphus Blevins officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, January
2, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ellis Family Funeral Home.
Fern Brown was born November 16, 1946 in Ozone, Ark., to Robert and
Virgie (Harris) Hagerman. She married Charles F. Brown on December 10,
1967 in Wichita, Kan. Mrs. Brown worked at the Delaware County Friendship
Home in Jay, Okla., for the last 13 years. She was a member of the American
Legion Auxiliary for seventeen years.
Survivors include: her husband, Charles F. Brown of Grove; her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hagerman of Grove; three sons, James R. Brown of Afton,
Okla., and Charles Lee Brown and Kevin Wayne Brown, both of Grove; one
daughter, Charlynn Gayle Savage of Grove; two grandsons, Stormy Wofford
and Daniel Savage, both of Grove; one foster granddaughter, Milie Hedgpath,
Jay; four step grandchildren, Jimmy, Curtis, James and Charlyn Savage,
all of Pottsville, Ark.; two sisters, Thelma Jean Kenney, Jay, and Roberta
Lou Smith, Parsons, Kan., and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Memorial gifts may be given to the Delaware County Friendship Home,
P.O. Box 720, Jay, OK 74346.
Services are entrusted to Ellis Family Funeral Home, 197 S. Broadway,
MILO CURTIS BROWNING
GROVE - Milo Curtis Browning of Grove died early Saturday morning,
April 14, 2001, at the Grand Lake Villa Nursing Home. He was 83. Mr. Browning
was born July 25, 1917 to Albert Curtis and Nellie Jane Boyd Browning in
Delaware County, Okla. After attending Grove Public Schools, he joined
the United States Army during WWII. He retired from Phillips 66 Petroleum
Co. in Borger, Texas in 1975. During that time he was a member of the Civil
Conservatory Corp. He married Laura Leona Cook Browning May 24, 1943 at
Chickasha, Okla. He and his wife have been coming to Grand Lake since 1962
from Borger, Texas.
He is survived by his wife, Laura Browning; one daughter, Sharron Elrod
and husband, Jerry; one son, Shannon Browning and wife, Donna, both of
Borger, Texas; two sisters, Lucille Cooper of Oklahoma City, and Wilma
Shedblebar of Vinita, Okla.; one brother, Jerry Browning of Borger, Texas;
five grandchildren; nine great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.
Services were 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 16, at the Worley-Luginbuel
Funeral Home in Grove. Rev. Dolphus Blevins officiated. Interment was at
the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Afton, Okla. Military rites conducted by the Grove
Veterans Ritual Team.
SUSIE (TURNER) BROWNING
GROVE - Susie (Turner) Browning of Grove died Monday evening, October
22, 2001 at the Grand Lake Villa Nursing Center. She was 84. Mrs. Browning
was born October 23, 1916 to Newt and Addie (Carr) Turner in Grove near
the Carr community. She attended school in the Carr area and Grove Public
Schools. She was a lifetime area resident and worked as a beautician. Mrs.
Browning was a member of the First Christian Church in Grove and a member
of the A.A.R.P. One brother, Aaron Turner, and one sister, Bessie Hampton,
preceded her in death.
Survivors include: one son, Jarrell Browning and wife, Carol, Grove;
one sister, Anna Lee Owen, Grove; two step-grand children; seven step-great
grandchildren, and one step great-great grandchild.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, October 25,at the Worley-Luginbuel
Funeral Home in Grove. Rev. John E. Butler to officiate. Interment will
be at the Olympus Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday
at the funeral home.
WILLIAM "BILL" BROWNING
GROVE - William "Bill" Browning, age 87, died Monday, June 11, 2001
at the Betty Ann Nursing Home in Grove. The son of Charles T. Browning
and Mary (Beukma) Browning, he was born September 8, 1913 in Kansas City,
Mo. Bill moved to Grove in 1953. He retired from American Airlines as a
mechanic in 1975. Bill operated the Grove Airport from 1976 to 1982, and
ran the Miami Airport for several years. Bill married Burneva "Bea" Wolfe
on September 8, 1967 in Mountain Home, Ark.
He is survived by his wife, Burneva "Bea" Browning, of Grove; two step-children,
Larry Baker of Tulsa, Okla., and Judy Gray of Grove; four grandchildren,
and five great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 14, at the Worley-Luginbuel
Chapel in Grove with Dr. Robin Cowin officiating. Donations may be made
to Integris Regency Hospice, P.O. Box 1590, Miami, OK 74355. Services are
under the direction of Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Grove.
CHARLES V. (BUN) BRYANT
FAIRLAND, Okla. - Charles V. (Bun) Bryant, long-time resident, died
at Family Care Center of Fairland Friday, December 14, 2001 after a lengthy
illness. He was 92. He was born June 23, 1909,at Turkey Ford, Okla., to
Andrew and Susan Leader Bryant. He worked as a minor for the Helen/H Mining
Co., and several other mining companies. He also provided for his family
as a farmer. He married Flossie F. Phillips on December 24, 1929 at Jay.
She preceded him in death in 1997. He was also preceded in death by a son,
Charles Bryant, Jr. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church
of Fairland where he served in many capacities, and enjoyed playing the
guitar with his singing partner, Ralph Higinbotham.
He is survived by two sons and their wives, James and Barbara Bryant
and Ellis and Donna Bryant, all of Fairland; four daughters, Sharon and
husband, Dwight Pathkiller, of Bernice, Jeneda and husband, Jack Whiteley,
of Carthage, Mo., Dorothy and husband, Rev. Harold Brannan, of Claremore,
and Thelma Koger of Pocatello, Ind.; 17 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren,
and 10 great-great grandchildren.
The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 18, at the
First Assemble of God Church in Fairland with Rev. Harold Brannan and Rev.
Mike Stevens officiating. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Serving
as honorary pallbearers will be Ralph Higinbotham, Leo Bunce, Bill Blaylock,
Bob Townsend, Jack Crafton, and Charley Crafton. Burial will follow at
Fairland Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be from 6-8 p.m.
Monday at Adcock Funeral Home in Fairland. Arrangements are under the direction
of Adcock Funeral Home of Fairland.
HARVEY LEE BUDDER
EUCHA, Okla. - Harvey Lee Budder of Eucha died Monday morning, August
20, 2001, at his home. He was 54.
Mr. Budder was born April 1, 1947 to George and Ada (Chew) Budder at
Eucha. He was a general laborer and a lifetime area resident.
Survivors include: one son, Raymond Davis of Colcord, Okla.; four brothers,
Jack Budder, Nelson Budder, James Budder, and Mose Budder, all of Eucha;
three sisters, Mary King, Darlene Budder, and Brenda McKibben, all of Eucha.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, August 22, at the
Euwasha Cemetery in Kenwood. Rev. Richard Budder will officiate. Family
visitation will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home
JACK LEE BUDS BUDDER
EUCHA, Okla. - Jack Lee Buds Budder of Eucha, Okla., died Tuesday,
November, 27, 2001 at the Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa. He was 58.
Mr. Budder was born March 8, 1943 to George and Ada (Chewey) Budder
in Delaware County. He served in the United States Army and worked as a
laborer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Ann Proctor, in 1997.
Survivors include: two sons: Jack Donovan of Rose, Okla., and Donnie
Lee Budds of Eucha; three daughters, Donna Sue Budds, Donnella Sue Budds,
and Dianna (Budds) Nofire, all of Eucha; three brothers, Moses Budder,
James Budder, and Nelson Budder, all of Eucha; three sisters, Mary Lee
King of Eucha, Darlene Budder of Joplin, Mo., and Brenda McKibben of Salina,
Okla., and 12 grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, November 30, at the Euwasha Church
in Kenwood. Rev. Richard Budder to officiate. Interment will be at the
Euwasha Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 p.m. Thursday at the Worley-Luginbuel
Funeral Home in Jay.
CLARENCE ARTHUR BURBAGE
HOUSTON, Texas - Clarence Arthur Burbage, 86, died October 3, 2001.
He was born November 14, 1914 at Row, (IT) Indian Territory, Okla., to
Charles and Stella Burbage, deceased. He attended Row Elementary, graduated
from Colcord High School and from Northeastern State University, Tahlequah,
Okla., with a B.S. Degree in Business Education and Social Science. Arthur
worked for the Selective Service System for 1.5 years before being drafted
as a Private in World War II and left the service as a Major in USAR 249th
Engineers Combat Battalion under General George S. Patton. He served in
four campaigns (Northern France, Ardennes, Battle of the Bulge, Rhine Crossing
and Germany). After four years of service he entered civilian life as an
employee of EXXON Corporation for more than 33 years and retired January
He is survived by his wife, Helen, of 54 years; son John C. Burbage
and wife, Becky; daughter, Stephanie, Houston, Texas; son, Craig A. Burbage
and wife, Wendy; sons, Blake and Larkin; daughter, Mallory, Littleton,
Colo.; sister, Ruth Persson, Tulsa, Okla.; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law
and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews and many friends.
Interment was in Houston Memorial Cemetery. Services were conducted
by Rev. J. Ernest Turney at the Ashford United Methodist Church, 2201 S.
Dairy Ashford, Houston. Remembrance contributions may be made to Ashford
United Methodist Church.
RALPH BURTON BURDETTE
GROVE - Ralph Burton Burdette Jr., 54, of Grove, formerly of West Mineral,
Kan., died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at the Grove General Hospital
in Grove of a sudden death. He was born July 14, 1946 in Columbus, Kan.,
the son of Ralph Burton and Willa June Creger Burdette. He had been a resident
of Grove for one year, moving from North Little Rock, Ark. where he lived
for 11 years, moving from West Mineral, Kan., where he lived most of his
life. He attended West Mineral Public Schools, graduated from Southeast
High School in Cherokee, Kans. in 1964, and attended Pittsburg State University
for two years. He married Mary Ruth Stapleton on May 21, 1982 in Miami,
Okla. Mr. Burdette was an electrician working on the MKT and the Union
Pacific Railroads for 30 years, retiring in 2000. Membership was held in
the Prudence Masonic Lodge #100 in Columbus, Kan., the Scottish Rite of
Freemasonary Valley of Fort Scott, Kan., the Mirza Temple Shrine in Pittsburg,
the Mirza Stables #119 Ancient Order of Camel Herders, and the Sigma Tau
Gamma Fraternity of Pittsburg State University.
His is survived by his wife, Mary Ruth Burdette, of the home in Grove;
two sons, Bryan Burdette of Pittsburg and Broc Burdette of West Mineral,
Kan.; his father and step-mother, Ralph Sr. and Patricia Burdette of Pittsburg,
Kan.; three grandchildren, Bryce Burdette and Jace Burdette, both of Pittsburg,
and Cole Burdette of West Mineral, Kan. He was preceded in death by his
mother, Willa Burdette.
The Prudence Masonic Lodge #100 of Columbus will conduct Masonic services
at 7 p.m. Friday at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 104 West Main St., Weir,
Kan., where the family will receive friends after the Masonic service until
8 p.m. Private services will be Saturday at the Bath-Naylor Chapel in Weir,
with the Rev. George Powers and Elder Larry Reynolds officiating. Cremation
will follow with inurnment in the Hosey Hill Cemetery in Weir, Kan.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Friday to sign the
guest register, the casket will remain closed. The family suggests expressions
of sympathy be in the form of memorials to the American Heart Association
or the American Diabetes Association. Memorials may be left or mailed to
the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home, 104 W. Main St. Weir, KS 66781.
HAZEL L. BURGESS
EUCHA, Okla. - Hazel L. Burgess, age 82, of Eucha, Okla. died Thursday,
May 3, 2001 in her home in Eucha. The daughter of John and Maude (Dunnagan)
Warren, she was born on August 13, 1918 in Reed Springs, Mo. Hazel married
John Fletcher Brantley in 1938 and he preceded her in death in 1966. She
moved from California to Jay, Okla. in 1967 and later married Ershel Burgess.
He preceded her in death in June of 2000. She sold watermelon and corn
in Jay for many years, mostly to see her friends. Hazel was a member of
the Mt. Hermon Church. Also preceding her in death were two children, Deloris
Ann Brantley in 1948 and Don Brantley in 1990.
She is survived by seven children, John Brantley of Jay, Della Dyer
of Collinsville, Okla., Maxine Brantley of Oologah, Okla., Mike Brantley
of Jay, Danny Brantley of Collinsville, Okla., Jim Brantley of Collinsville,
Okla., and Rick Brantley of Bixby, Okla.; four brothers, Troy Warren of
Grove, John Warren of Jay, Gene Warren of Montana, and Estel Warren of
Disney, Okla.; a sister, Mary Ann Carroll of Eucha; 25 grandchildren, 40
great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral was at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 7, in the Free Holiness Church
in Eucha. The interment was in the Eucha Cemetery. The services are under
the directions of the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Jay.
FAIRLAND, Okla. - Louise Butler died at the Miami Nursing Center Tuesday
after a lengthy illness. She was 76. She was born to George and Addie Glenn
Gale at Augusta, Texas, on December 2, 1924. She married Arlis Butler on
December 17, 1945 at Augusta. She was a housewife who had a lawn mowing
business that she enjoyed. She had lived at Fairland for the past 50 years,
coming here from Augusta. She was a member of the First United Methodist
Church of Fairland.
She is survived by: her husband, Arlis; two sons, Raymond Butler, Fairland,
and Bobby Joe Butler, Houston, Texas; two daughters, Deby Lynn, Bella Vista,
Ark., and Tricia and husband, Calvin Jones, Miami, Okla.; eight grandchildren;
11 great-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church
in Fairland with Rev. Jo Ann Robinson officiating. Pallbearers will be
Marty Oakley, Gary Hill, Greg Cox, Jim Sherard, Larry Love, and Jim Love.
Burial will follow at Sulphur Bend Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7-8
p.m. Friday, at Adcock Funeral Home in Fairland. The family has requested
that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Sulphur Bend Cemetery
Fund in care of the funeral home. Arrangements are provided by Adcock Funeral
Home of Fairland.
DONAL A. BUTTS
GROVE - Donal A. Butts entered into rest on Thursday, October 25, 2001
in Grove. He was 82-years-old. Born on March 22, 1919 in Fairfax, Okla.,
to Robert L. Butts and Cora Ellen Triplett, Donal was raised in the Hominy
area, a 1937 graduate of Mound Valley High School, then went to the Oklahoma
School of Accountancy, Law and Finance in Tulsa, Okla., graduating in 1940.
He married Betty Joe Fortner March 8,1941 then started a family in the
Tulsa area, where he lived until his wife died in 1986. He then moved to
Grove and married Edna Fortner in 1987. He worked for Amoco Corporation
for 37 years until his retirement as Senior Accounting Clerk. He was a
deacon of the Broadway Baptist Church in Sand Springs, Okla., a member
of the Commanders Club of the D.A.V., a contributor to the Statue of Liberty
Ellis Island Foundation, a lifetime member of the Oklahoma University Dads
Club, and a big big O.U. Football fan. Donal loved gardening and quail
Donal leaves behind: his wife, Lorraine Edna (Fortner) Butts; four
daughters, Carolyn Sue Cameron and husband, Bill, Gilbralter, Mich., Donna
Jo Anderson and husband, Bill, High Bridge, N.J., Vera Ellen Clifford and
husband, Bob, Broken Arrow, Okla., and Lola Faye Pollack and husband, Dr.
Robert, La Mesa, Calif.; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren; numerous
nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. Donal was preceded in death
by both his parents, his first wife, Betty Joe Fortner, three brothers,
Elston, Roy, and Norris (Jay), and two sisters, Severy and Lola.
Services for Donal A. Butt were held at 11 a.m. Monday, October 29,
at the Powell Funeral Home Chapel in Hominy with Dr. Jerry Hopkins officiating.
Interment was at A.J. Powell Memorial Cemetery. Serving as Pallbearers
were Derek Horn, Bill Cameron, Bill Anderson Bob Gifford, Rick Crenshaw,
and Dr. Robert Pollack.
FAIRLAND, Okla. - Josephine Buzzard, long-time resident of Fairland,
died early Tuesday after a short illness. She was 80. She was born September
30, 1921 to Beaver and Anna Dougherty at Moody, Okla. She married Dale
Buzzard on December 4, 1948 at Jay. He preceded her in death. She was a
housekeeper and was of the Assembly of God faith. She was a member of the
Cherokee Indian tribe.
She is survived by a sister, Bea Bloom, of Tulsa; a grandson, Roberts
Stapp, and a great-granddaughter, K-la Stapp, both of Oklahoma City.
A graveside service will be held at Round Spring Indian Cemetery, at
11 a.m. Thursday, December 6, with Rev. Andy Krebs officiating. Service
arrangements are provided by Adcock Funeral Home of Fairland.
OLLIE JEAN BUZZARD
COLCORD, Okla. - Ollie Buzzard, age 58, of Colcord, Okla., died of
unknown causes in Tulsa, Okla. She was born in Delaware County, Okla. on
September 18, 1942. Ollie was the daughter of William Buzzard and Sarah
Colston. Both her parents preceded her in death. She was a resident of
the Colcord area most of her life. She was a member of the Clouds Creek
Baptist Church. Ollie has four brothers and five sisters. One brother,
Yellowbird Buzzard, preceded her in death.
She is survived by three brothers, Billy Freeman and wife, Violet,
of Colcord, Fallen Buzzard and wife, Wanda, of Kenwood, and Levi Colston
and wife, Charlene, of Kenwood; five sisters, Lula Forman and husband,
Turner, of Colcord, Lillie Kingfisher and husband, Mike, of Stillwell,
Jackie Sapp and husband, Roma, of Kenwood, Luella Davidson and husband,
Billy, of Siloam Springs, Ark., and Amy Proctor and husband, Stanley, of
Kenwood, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
The funeral was at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, in the Tyio Baptist
Church with Jess Williams, Arch Foreman and Jim Boyd officiating. The interment
was in the Clouds Creek Cemetery. The services were under the directions
of the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Jay, Okla.
LEONA MAE BYOUS
DURANT, Okla. - Funeral services for Leona Mae Byous, 89 of Durant,
Okla., will be held Friday, May 11, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. in the First Baptist
Church of Kansas, Okla. with burial to follow in the Kansas Cemetery. Rev.
Sam Andrews will officiate. Services under the direction of Jones-Wilson-Cunningham
Funeral Home in Locust Grove, Okla.
Leona was born June 9, 1911 in Trego County, Kan. and died May 7 in
Durant, Okla. She was the daughter of Marion Franklin and Birdie (Hawker)
Turner. She grew up and attended school in Merwin, Mo. Following her school
years, she and C.C. Cook were married on August 6, 1926 in Butler, Mo.
They moved to Tulsa, Okla. where they owned and operated Cook's Paint and
Wallpaper Store. Mr. Cook preceded her in death in 1966. Sometime later
she married Charles E. Byous. Leona was a former resident of Kansas, Okla.,
but had lived in Durant, Okla. since 1993. She served her family as a wife,
mother and homemaker for many years and will be greatly missed by all that
shared in her life.
She is survived by one son, Howard E. Cook, of Stockton, Calif.; one
daughter, Margaret Sikes, of Durant, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren;
27 great-great grandchildren, and numerous friends and loved ones. Her
husband Charles F. Byous, a daughter, Morna L. Phelps, one sister ,Edna
Anderson, and one brother, Paul Turner, preceded her in death. Memorials
may be made in her honor to the heart fund or the Children's Medical Center.