Miscellaneous Delaware County, Oklahoma Obituaries


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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.

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.

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.

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, and horseshoes.
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, Steven Brixey.
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 Home, Grove.
Services are under the direction of Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Grove, Oklahoma.

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, Rags.
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.

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 Baptist Church.
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, 918-786-5172.

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, Grove, 918-786-5172.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 in Jay.

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.

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 1980. 
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.

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.

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.

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 hunting.
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.

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.

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.

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