JAY, Okla. - Wayne Daniels passed away Saturday, September 29, 2001
in route to Northwest Arkansas Regional Hospital in Springdale while being
carried by air evacuation after a lengthy illness. He was 61. Wayne was
born May 25, 1940 to Fletcher Haskell and Audrey Mildred (Hubbard) Daniels
at Crowder, Okla. He served in the United States Navy. Wayne has lived
in the area since 1972, moving from Oregon. For 14 years he worked as a
police officer in various towns including Jay, Salina, Colcord, and Southwest
City, Mo. Later he worked as an Independent Truck Driver for five years.
He attended the Mt. Hermon Church in Jay.
Survivors include: his wife, Grace (Keith) Daniels, of Jay; mother,
Audrey Daniels of McAllister, Okla.; two sons, Charlie Daniels of Clinton,
Mo., and Alan Daniels of Maysville, Ark.; three daughters, Joani Brown
of Southwest City, Mo., Annette Daniels of Clinton, Mo., and Audrey Hoffman
of Grove; five sisters, Gerri Blevins, Shirley Evans, Audrey Mildred Jones,
Wanda Daniels, all of McAllister, Okla., and Laverne Ratzlaff of Salem,
Ore.; 14 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Services were at 11 am, Monday, October 1, at the Worley-Luginbuel
Funeral Home in Jay. Rev. Larry Kingfisher officiated.
JASON 'JAKE' THOMAS DARRAH
GROVE - Jason "Jake" Thomas Darrah passed away October 5, 2001 at Grove
General Hospital. Jake was born on September 21, 1908. He served in the
Marine Corps during World War II. For many years, Mr. Darrah and his wife
resided in Nevada, Mo., where they were in the long distance trucking business.
They moved to the area in 1959, leasing Blue Bluff Harbor for seven years.
They then developed and operated Four Seasons Resort until retirement on
December 1, 1977. Mr. Darrah was active in the Bowling League. He belonged
to the Bible Sunday School Class and Keenagers at First Christian Church
and was active in other church activities. He enjoyed traveling, fishing
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie (Norwood) Darrah, Grove; one sister,
Opal Rector, Jasper, Mo., and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded
in death by his parents, Henry and Lydia Darrah, one brother, Don Darrah,
and one sister, Helen Busse.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 8, at First
Christian Church, Grove. Burial was at 3 p.m. Monday, October 8, at Sheldon
Cemetery, Sheldon, Mo. Services were under the direction of Worley-Luginbuel
Funeral Home, Grove.
ETHEL LUCILLE DAVIS
WASHINGTON, Mo. - Ethel Lucille Davis, known as "Lucille" to her family
and friends, was born at Kansas City, Mo., on Feb. 25, 1905, the daughter
of the late Eli W. Scott and his wife, Sally Dehart Earl Scott, and passed
away on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, at the Grandview Healthcare Center in Washington,
Mo., at the age of 96. She was the eldest of four children.
She spent most of her childhood in Jasper, Mo., graduating from Jasper
High School in 1922. She earned her undergraduate degree from Southwest
Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo., in 1926. From there she
went on to obtain her masterís degree in education from the University
of Missouri, Columbia and attended Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg,
Kan. Mrs. Davis taught elementary and junior high school in several southwest
Missouri communities including Webb City, Carthage, Carterville and Wentworth.
On April 21, 1935 she was united in marriage to Kenneth F. Davis and
they made their home in Webb City until they retired in 1970. They were
active members of Emmanuel Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Webb
After retiring they made their home in Grove for over 20 years and
were active members of the First Baptist Church there. Lucille taught a
large Sunday School class of senior adults for many years.
Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Davis, two
brothers, Earl W. Scott, and John M. Scott, and one sister, Marian E. Scott
Those who survive are: her son, Roger S. Davis and his wife, Maryellen
Witherspoon Davis, of Union, Mo.; one grand-daughter, Dr. Sherrill A. Davis
Sarapas and her husband, Leonard Sarapas, of Hampstead, N.H.; one grandson,
Wayne S. Davis and his wife, Pamela Davis, of Webster Groves, Mo.; five
great-grandchildren, Nathan Sarapas, Maggie Davis, Katy Davis, Shannon
Davis, and William Davis; two sisters-in-law, Lucille Scott of Golden City,
Mo., and Bernadine Scott of Bella Vista, Ark.; many nephews; great-nieces
and nephews, and friends.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Oltman Funeral Home
in Union, Mo., officiated by Rev. Russ Stigall. Graveside services were
held on Monday, Aug. 6, at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Webb City, Mo., with
Rev. John Witherspoon officiating.
HAROLD W. DAVIS
CHELSEA, Okla. - Services for Harold W. Davis were held at 10 a.m.
Monday, July 23, 2001 at the Free Holiness Church in Chelsea. Burial followed
in Chelsea Cemetery under the direction of the Chelsea Funeral Home.
Mr. Davis died Wednesday night, July 18, at Claremore Regional Hospital
at the age of 86.
The son of Norman J. and Bertha Lynn Davis, he was born October 18,
1914 in Orange Co., Calif. At the age of three he moved with his family
to rural Oklahoma. It was in rural Rogers County where he met Irene Burchett.
They were married November 24, 1934 in Chelsea. They made their home in
the Chelsea area where they raised all five of their children. Harold made
his living working in the oil fields for Phillips - Milam Oil. He did so
until his retirement in 1988, after 30 years of service. His hobbies included
hunting, fishing, and gardening.
He is preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Melva Davis, sisters,
Mildred Dean and Evelyn Mudd. and five grandchildren.
Surviving include: his wife, Irene, of Chelsea; sons, Leroy Davis of
Enid, Ralph Davis of Grove, and Alfred Davis of Thomson, Ga.; daughter,
Wanda Payton of Pryor; brother, Winfred Davis of Chelsea; sister, Nina
West of Bartlesville; 11 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.
BONNIE BELLE DAWDY
SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. - Bonnie Belle Dawdy, 79-year-old resident of
Siloam Springs, Ark., died Thursday, September 13, 2001 at Siloam Springs
Memorial Hospital in Siloam Springs. Born February 9, 1922 in Lubbock County,
Texas, she was the daughter of John Spence and Mattie "Sue" Roberson Spence.
Mrs. Dawdy was a homemaker and a farmer. She had been a resident of Siloam
Springs, since 1951, moving here from Idalou, Texas. Mrs. Dawdy was a member
of the Robinson Extension Homemakers and the Eastgate Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Dawdy, in 1983.
Survivors are: four sons, Larry Dawdy and Jerry Dawdy, both of Siloam
Springs, Rodney Dawdy of Stuart, Fla., and James Dawdy of Columbia, Mo.;
two daughters, Dwayla Chamberlain, of Colcord, and Pam Swafford of Springdale,
Ark.; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two step-sisters, Catherine
Cawood, of Bentonville, Ark., and Martha Mason, of Bentonville, Ark.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, September 17, at Wasson
Memorial Chapel in Siloam Springs with Mr. Charles Cash officiating. Burial
followed in Yell Cemetery near Robinson, Ark., with services under the
direction of Wasson Funeral Home, Siloam Springs. Memorial contributions
may be made to the American Cancer Society.
FARREL B. DEASON
WAKEENEY, Kan. - Farrel B. Deason, died October 10, 2001 at a medical
center in Hays, Kan., at the age 65. He was born June 12, 1936 at Afton,
Okla. to Jess and Marie Hildebrand Deason. He attended the Grove school
and graduated from Grove High School in 1954. All five Deason brothers
played football at Grove High School, when the league was known as the
Lucky Seven Conference. He later served in the U.S. Army. He was a mason.
His grandparents, Ed and Minnie Clanton Deason, both deceased, where life
long residents of the Grove area.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Wayne Deason.
He is survived by: his wife, Donna, whom he married in 1960; two daughters,
Terri, Great Bend, Kan., Toni, Bedford, Texas; a son, Eric, Dallas, Texas;
three brothers, twin brother, Darrell, Tampa, Fla., Elmo, Wellington, Kan.,
Jack, DeQuincy, Fla.; and several grandchildren.
Funeral services were held October 13, 2001, at Wakeeney with burial
MADISON MARIE DeHART
TULSA, Okla. - Madison Marie DeHart, 36-day-old infant daugher of Daniel
Keith DeHart and Lori Lynn Hayes passed away Monday, August 20, 2001 at
St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa.
Survivors are: her parents, Daniel Keith DeHart and Lori Lynn Hayes
of the home; maternal grand-parents, Kriss Arnold and John G. Hayes of
Vinita; paternal grand-parents, Lela Moree of Chelsea and Bobby DeHart
of Tulsa, and paternal great grand-mother, Marie DeHart of Vinita.
Graveside services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, August 24, at Big
Cabin Cemetery. Nellita Shiver will officiate. There will be no viewing.
Arrangements are under the direction of Burckhalter Funeral Home.
ROSE MARY DELAGARZA
JAY, Okla. - Rose Mary Delagarza, age 76, died at her home in Jay on
Monday, April 30, 2001 after a sudden illness. The daughter of James W.
and Mary (Colston) Ramsey, she was born on September 2, 1925 in Ochelata,
Okla. Rose moved to Jay from Gravette, Ark. In Jay she worked as a cook
for C and C Cafe and Buddy's Foods. She also worked for the chicken plant
in Decatur, Ark.
She is survived by eight children, Charles Colston, Jacqueline Hipp,
Laura Rader, Paula Fisher, Susie DeMoss, Mickey Earl McPhertrage, Lenora
Foster and James Wilbur Allen; 23 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
No services are planned. The arrangements are with the Worley-Luginbuel
Funeral Home in Jay, Okla.
BRINK EDWARD DEMINGS, JR.
GROVE - Brink E. Demings, Jr., died Wednesday, July 4, 2001 at his
home after a lengthy illness. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m.
on Saturday, July 14, at Oak Hill Cemetery, Carthage, Mo. Pastor James
Schnackenberg and Pastor Leo Schroeder will be officiating.
Brink was born on March 12, 1923 in Carthage, Mo., to Brink E. and
Eliza Koller Demings, Sr. He married Charlene "Corky" Podszus on December
23, 1961. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II
in the South Pacific. Mr. Demings was a machinist and worked for Howard's
Machine Shop for 20 years. He had also owned Demings Oil Company and Corky's
Bait Shops. He was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Carthage,
Mo., and the Channel Hoppers CB Radio Club (Shuckleberry Hound). His hobbies
were fishing, woodworking, and church work.
Surviving is his wife, Corky, of Grove. Mr. Demings was preceded in
death by his parents and a brother, Gordon M. Demings.
Memorials may be made to Corky Demings for Good Shepherd Hospice, 25540
S. 607 Road, Grove, OK 74344.
Services are entrusted to Ellis Family Funeral Home, 107 S. Broadway,
GROVE - Jack C. Dent, age 76, Grove, passed away at 7:35 a.m. Tuesday,
June 5, 2001 at Freeman Hospital, where he had been a patient since May
19. Mr. Dent was born June 20, 1924 in Joplin and was a lifetime resident
until he retired and moved to King Point, Grand Lake of the Cherokees,
Grove. A meatcutter all of his working life, he retired in 1981 from Southtown
Meat Company in Joplin with 20 years of service. He was a member of the
Meat Cutters Union. He was a former member of the Traveler's Protection
Association, and the Elk's Lodge #2715, Grove. He was a member of the First
Christian Church of Grove. He retired as a master sergeant with the United
States Army, having served 42 months in Germany during World War II. He
married Doris Kelley on January 1, 1947 in Columbus, Kan.
He is survived by his wife, Doris Kelley, of the home; three daughters,
Kathy Abernathy and her husband, Phil, of Springfield, Mo., Tammy LaFleur,
Joplin, Mo., and Kelley Jeffries, and her husband, Garry, Webb City, Okla.;
one sister, Donna Marie Millard, Seneca, Mo.; nine grandchildren, Doug
Stockam, Mindy Neilson, Ryan Abernathy, Tosha LaFleur, Amber LaFleur, Amanda
Jeffries, Abby Jeffries, Jordan Jeffries, Chelsie Jeffries; six great-grandchildren,
and his first cousin, Harold Hutchison, Joplin, Mo. Mr. Dent was preceded
in death by a son-in-law, Michael LaFleur, December 3, 2000.
Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Parker Mortuary Chapel. Rev.
Randy Coffin will officiate. Interment will follow at Ozark Memorial Park
Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Doug Stockam, Ryan Abernathy, John Nielson,
Jim Bales, Bob Thorneberry, and Dean Coons. The family will receive friends
from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Parker Mortuary Chapel, and will be at
the home in Grove Thursday afternoon.
VONA MAY WILSON DREIER
FAIRLAND, Okla. - Vona May Wilson Dreier died at 4:45 p.m. Friday,
October 12, 2001 at the Family Care Center, Fairland, after a long illness.
She was 96. Mrs. Dreier was born May 24, 1905 at Iola, Kan., and came to
this area as a small child with her parents Charley T. and Nellie Catherine
(Bowman) Norris. She had worked for the former Patterson Garment Factory
in Miami in the cutting room working on the Folding Machine and as a seamstress
in the pocket dept. She was a former member of the American Legion Auxiliary,
the Rebekah Lodge and the Ladies Encampment, and the A.A.R.P. She married
William Elbert Wilson in 1942 at Columbus, Kan. He preceded her in death
in 1967. She later married Mike Dreier in 1970 at Carthage, Mo., and he
preceded her in death in 1973. Mrs. Dreier was a member of the First Christian
Survivors include: two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Powers and Mrs. Wilda Hampton,
Fairland, and a brother, Lyford Norris, Fairland. Services will be held
2 p.m. Tuesday, October 16, at the First Baptist Church, Fairland, with
Rev. Andy Krebs officiating. Burial will follow in the G.A.R. Cemetery,
Miami, under the direction of the Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home of Fairland.
Pallbearers will be Rodney Bowen, Lynn Bowen, Scottie Bennett, Elmer
Dugan, Eddie Hudspeth, and Beau Stratton. The family will receive friends
at the Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home, Fairland, from 7 until 8 p.m. Monday.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association and
may be sent in care of the funeral home.
JAY, Okla. - Annabell Drennan, 76, died April 16, 2001 in the Monroe
Manor Nursing Home in Jay after a long illness. The daughter of Charlie
Hughes and Lizzie O'Field Hughes, she was born on April 30, 1924 in Delaware
She was a member of the Piney Baptist Church.
She is survived by two brothers, Johnson Jones and Dave Jones, both
of Jay, and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral was at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in the Piney Baptist
Church. The interment followed at O'Field Cemetery under the direction
of the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Jay.
HAROLD H. "BOOSTS" DRY
AFTON, Okla. - Harold H. "Boosts" Dry, Afton, died at Baptist Regional
Health Center in Miami, Thursday, June 21, 2001, after a lengthy illness.
He was 84. Mr. Dry was born at Fairland to Eli and Daisy Miller Dry on
October 13, 1916. He was a veteran, having served in the Army-Air Corps,
attaining the rank of Master Sergeant. He was a salesman for John Morrell
and Company. He moved to Afton in 1978, coming from Dewey. He was a member
of Trinity Baptist Church. He married Ione Cunningham at Miami on March
He is survived by his wife Ione Cunningham of the home; a son, Jim,
and wife, Marylyn Dry, of Claremore; a sister, Willa Doty, of Miami; three
grandchildren and eight-grandchildren. The body has been cremated.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 23, at
Trinity Baptist Church, with Rev. Clyde Stilley officiating. The family
has requested no flowers, but donations can be made to the Trinity Baptist
Church Building Fund. Arrangements provided by Adcock Funeral Home of Afton.
GROVE - Edith Duff, 85, of Grove, died Tuesday, July 10, 2001 at Hillcrest
Specialty Hospital in south Tulsa. Mrs. Duff was born January 25, 1916
in Miami, Okla., to Warren W. Woodard and Grace (Clark) Woodard. She has
lived in the northeast Okla. area all of her life. She was married to Mr.
Earl Duff, he preceded her in death in 1992. Her parents, two brothers,
Willard Woodard, and W.W. (Pete) Woodard and his wife, Ruth, and a daughter-in-law,
Sharon Duff, also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Duff was a retired Craig County Tag Agent having served from 1968
to 1986. She and Mr. Duff had owned grocery stores in the Picher area,
and motels in the Miami and Vinita area. She enjoyed flower gardening,
was an avid reader, and enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren
and extended family. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church
Survivors are: two sons, W.E. Duff of Norman, and David Duff of Grove;
grandchildren's mother, Lola Bogard and husband, Charles, of Atlanta, Ga.;
grandchildren, Pam Ezzel and husband, Hal, of Norman, W.E. Duff IV, of
San Diego, Calif., Kerri Geer and husband, Jason, of Grove, and Erin Duff
of Joplin, Mo.; great grandson, William Ezzel of Norman; two brothers,
Tommy Woodward and wife, Ivy, of Grove, and Bob Woodard and wife, Beverly,
of San Diego, Calif., and many other special nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 13, in the Guilford-Thomas
Funeral Home, Commerce. Rev. Randy Hamill of the First United Methodist
in Grove will officiate. Burial will be in the G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami,
under the direction of the Guilford-Thomas Home, Commerce.
VIRGINIA ELIZABETH DUGGAN
JAY, Okla. - Virginia Elizabeth Duggan, 80, of Jay, passed away on
June 13, 2001 at the home of her daughter in Jay. She was born October
11, 1920, in Fort Worth, Texas, to O.G. and Inez Sanders. Virginia was
married to Clifton D. Duggan on April 12, 1941 in Brownwood, Texas. They
were married for 58 years at the time of his death on October 1, 1999.
Mrs. Duggan retired in 1984 as a nurse at Gravette Medical Center, having
enjoyed a long career in nursing.
She is survived by her three children; daughter and son-in-law Beverly
and Noel Jacoby of Lake, City, Fla., son and daughter-in-law Mike and Pat
Duggan of Diamond, Mo., and daughter and son-in-law Ginnie and Sonny Barehead
of Jay. Additionally, she has 14 grandchildren, three of who preceded her
in death, and f15 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be on Friday, June 15, at 7 p.m. at Worley-Luginbuel
funeral home in Jay. Funeral services will also be at Worley-Luginbuel
in Jay on Saturday, June 16, at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Duffield Cemetery,
CATHERINE BLANCH COLE DUNN
GROVE - Catherine Blanch Cole Dunn of Grove died Sunday, April 8, 2001
at the Grand Lake Villa Nursing Home in Grove. She was 91. Mrs. Dunn was
born December 3, 1909 in Kansas. She worked in clothing sales at Peters
Dry Goods at Dewey, Okla. and Anthony's Clothing Store in Bartlesville,
Okla. After her first husband, Robert Cole, preceded her in death in 1970,
she married J.D. Dunn in 1972. He preceded her in death in 1982. She was
a member of the First Methodist Church in Grove. One son, Robert Eugene
Cole, died in 1983.
She is survived by two sons, Richard Vaughn and Keith Cole, both of
Dewey, Okla.; one daughter-in-law, Louise Cole of Grove; six grandchildren
and nine great grandchildren.
Services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, at the First United
Methodist Church in Grove. Rev. Randy Hamill to officiate. Interment will
be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Bartlesville. Donations
may be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund. Friends
and family may view Mrs. Dunn at the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Grove.
HENRY CLAYTON DUNN
MIAMI, Okla. - Henry Clayton Dunn, 87, of Miami, Okla., died Wednesday,
October 10, at Integris Baptist Hospital in Miami. Mr. Dunn was born January
6, 1914 in Troy, Ala., to Joseph Irving and Julie (Richardson) Dunn. He
has lived in Miami the past 45 years, moving here from Tulsa, Okla.
Mr. Dunn was a retired truck driver for Consolidated Freight, he retired
in 1971 after 27 years. He was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church
in Miami, and was also a member of the Teamsters Union, the National Rife
Association, was an avid fisherman and gardener, and loved his children
and grandchildren. Mr. Dunn married Mable Harp in Black, Ala., on November
He is survived by his wife, Mable Harp, of the home; son, Joe Dunn,
of Muskogee, Okla.; daughter, Diana Sue Bourgeois, of Houston, Texas; three
grandchildren, Jarrod and Annie Bourgeois and Max Dunn. A son, Henry Michael
Dunn, preceded him in death in 1972. He was also preceded by a brother
and two sisters.
Services will be held Friday, October 12, at 2 p.m. at the Guilford-Thomas
Funeral Home Chapel, Miami. Burial will be in the G.A.R. Cemetery under
the direction of the Guilford-Thomas Funeral Home, Miami. The family visitation
will be Thursday, October, 11, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Guilford-Thomas
Funeral Home, Miami.
PHYLLIS CAROLYN DUNN
GROVE - Phyllis Carolyn Dunn, 70, died Friday, September 14, 2001 at
her home in Grove. The first memorial service was held at 10 a.m Monday,
September 17, at the First United Methodist Church, Grove, with Pastor
Randy Hamill officiating. The second will be Friday, September 21, at 10
a.m. at Haysville United Methodist Church with Dr. Will Glaser officiating.
Phyllis Dunn was born on October 19, 1930 in Fort Smith, Ark., to Albert
J. and Bonnie (Robinson) Hall. She married Fred Dunn in Van Buren, Ark.,
on September 25, 1949. Mrs. Dunn worked as a secretary for Vulcan Chemical
Company in Wichita, Kan., for over 20 years before her retirement in 1991.
She and her husband lived in Wichita for six years prior to moving to Haysville,
Kan., where they lived for 34 years. They moved to the Grove area in January,
1993. Mrs. Dunn was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Friends
of Haysville Library, and the Humane Society of Grove and Grand Lake.
Survivors are: her husband, Fred, of the home; three sons, David Dunn
and wife, Wanda, of Haysville, Kan., Jeff Dunn and wife, Robin, of Mulvane,
Kan., and Mike Dunn and wife, Shirley, of Mulvane; one daughter, Becky
Dunn, of Derby, Kan.; two brothers, Jim Hall, of Maryville, Tenn., and
Larry Hall, of Claremore, Okla.; three sisters, Nancy Chaconas, of Van
Buren, Ark., Frances Kenyon, of Tulsa, and Pat Edwards, of Wichita, Kan.,
and eight grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Music Memorial Fund at the
First United Methodist Church, Grove, the Building Fund at Haysville United
Methodist Church, Haysville, Kan., or the Humane Society of Grove and Grand
Services are entrusted to Ellis Family Funeral Home, Grove.
MATHELDE (MICKEY) DYER
GROVE - Mrs. Mathelde (Mickey) Dyer, 85, of Grove, died Thursday, July
26, 2001 at Integris Grove General Hospital in Grove after an illness.
Mrs. Dyer was born July 4, 1916 in Pittsburg, Kan., to Stephen and Maude
Coraray. She lived in Tulsa most of her life. She married James W. Dyer
in 1985 in Las Vegas, Nev. He survives of the home.
Survivors are: daughter and son-in-law Carroll and Gerald Golden, of
Big Sandy, Texas, daughter and son-in-law Joane and Pete Jones of Bend,
Ore.; son, Michael Nichols of Conroe, Texas; six grandchildren, and six
Mrs. Dyer donated her body to the Anatomical Science Dept. in Oklahoma
City. An informal memorial service was held at the Grove Elks Lodge at
11 a.m. Monday, July 30.
Memorials or contributions may be made to Good Shepard Hospice of Grove
in lieu of flowers.
GOLDIE MAE (DAVIS) DYKES
JAY, Okla. - Goldie Mae (Davis) Dykes of Route, 2, Jay, passed away
from this life on April 18, 2001 at Monroe Manor Nursing Home in Jay at
the age of 98 years, six months, two days. She was born on October 16,
1902 to William W. and Mary Mollie (Ware) Davis at Cricket Creek near Omaha,
Ark. Raised in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, Goldie attended Ziegler
School. She was united in marriage to Esby Benton Bykes on January 20,
1920 at Omaha, Ark. Four children were born to this union, Leona Hazel,
Leon Harold (Buddy), Mary Lou and Helen Virginia Dykes. She was preceded
in death by her husband, Esby, parents, one brother, four sisters, one
daughter, Leona H. Reno, one son, Buddy Dykes, and one grandson, Dr. Ben
She is survived by two daughters, Mary Lou Dunaway of Jay, and Helen
V. and her husband, Rex Netherton, of Miami, Okla.; one sister, Fanny Scaggs
of Harrison, Ark.; 13 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren and 23 great-great-grandchildren.
Goldie and her husband Esby moved from Omaha, Ark. to Lawton, Okla.
in 1926, near Picher-Cardin, Okla. Later they moved to Kenwood, Okla.,
Eucha, Okla. and settled in Jay for the last 50 years of her life. She
was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jay. Goldie was a dedicated
homemaker/farmer. In her later years, she turned her attention to making
quilts for all of her family members and close friends. One of her most
enjoyable memories was her first airplane trip to the State of Alaska with
her two daughters. Also the trips to Bogan Flats in Colorado and catching
trout were very enjoyable.
The funeral will be at 2:00 April 20 at the First Baptist Church in
Jay, officiated by Rev. Ed McFall, with interment in the family plot at
the Eucha, Okla. cemetery under the directions of the Worley-Luginbuel
Funeral Home in Jay. Pallbearers are Jack Herring (Jr.) Billy V. Hughes,
Richard Brown, Joe Mills, Bryan Gordon and Jeremy Reno. Honorary pallbearers
are very special grandsons, Mike Mills, Jack Robertson, Bill Reno, Jim
Reno, Tim Reno and Don Reno.