SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. - Bill Galloway, 71-year-old resident of Siloam
Springs, Ark., died Wednesday, September 5, 2001 in Southhaven, Miss. Born
September 24, 1929 in Bald Knob, Ark., he was the son of William Harvey
Galloway and Dona Bullard Galloway. A resident of Siloam Springs for the
past 34 years, Mr. Galloway was the owner/operator of B&M Cleaners.
He was a former member of Rotary. He married Martha Talley on October 23,
1948. A son, Larry Galloway, preceded him in death in 1977.
Survivors are: his wife, Martha, of the home; one son, Tom Galloway,
of Hominy, Okla.; one daughter, Donna Ochs and her husband, Bob, of Siloam
Springs; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Evelyn
Helms and Ethel McKamey, both of Wichita, Kan., and a number of nieces
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, September 8, at Wasson Memorial
Chapel with Louie Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Services are under the direction of Wasson Funeral Home, Siloam Springs,
ROY JUNIOR GANDY
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. - Roy Junior Gandy, 54, met his Lord June 11, 2001
at his home in rural Cherokee County. Roy was born September 2, 1946 to
Roy Franklin Gandy and Elsie Lee Watts in Tahlequah, Okla. He attended
school in Kansas, Okla. and graduated in 1964. He enlisted in the army
and served his country in Viet Nam. During his service, he was wounded
and received a Purple Heart medal. After being discharged from the services,
Roy started driving a truck and drove throughout the United States. He
was preceded in death by one daughter, Lisa, and two brothers, Dwayne and
He is survived by his wife, Connie, of the home; one son, Mike Gandy
of Sharon, Pa.; one daughter, Laurie Gandy of Hubbard, Ohio; mother and
father, Roy and Elsie Gandy of Jay, Okla.; one brother, Jack and his wife,
Betty Gandy, of Rose, Okla., and an aunt, Esther Henley of Jay, Okla.
The family will be receiving family and friends Tuesday, June 12, from
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Turner Funeral Chapel in Jay.
Services will be Wednesday, June 13, at 10:00 a.m. at the Turner Funeral
Chapel in Jay. Officiating will be Steve Stench. Interment will be at the
Hogan Cemetery in Locust Grove, Okla. Services will be under the direction
of the Turner Funeral Chapel in Jay.
RUTH F. GELLINGS
MIAMI, Okla. - Ruth F. Gellings, of Miami, died at 1:13 p.m. Thursday,
August 2, 2001 at the Integris Baptist Regional Health Center after an
illness. She was 72. Mrs. Gellings was born March 5, 1929 to Ralph and
Hattie Sykes at Elm Hurst, Ill. Mrs. Gellings was a housewife and a homemaker.
She was married to the late Robert Eugene Gellings on September 25, 1965,
at Chicago, Ill. He preceded her in death on November 8, 1988. She had
moved to Miami from Chicago in 1987, and was a member of the Mount Olive
Lutheran Church of Miami. She was also a member of the Moose Lodge of Ill.,
the American Legion Auxiliary of Addison, Ill., a member of the Historical
Society of Addison, Ill., and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary of Miami.
Survivors are: one son, James Gellings, Carolstream, Ill.; one daughter,
Nine Johnson, Abingdom, Ill.; three brothers, Raymond Sykes, Ralph Sykes,
and Robert Sykes, all of Widel, Ill.; two sisters, Joyce Baughman and Betty
Sharon, both of Hammond, Ill., and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 6, at the Cooper-Althouse
Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Kirchhoff officiating. Burial followed
in the G.A.R. cemetery.
Pallbearers were Rod Kramer, Josh Mountford, Kent Mountford, Bill Althouse
and David Brown.
WILLIE E. GEORGE
GROVE - Willie E. George went to be with her Lord Wednesday, April
25, at her home north of Grove. She was 82. Mrs. George was born October
6, 1918 to John and Bessie McGehee Chenowith at Coplan Switch (north of
Grove). She graduated from Grove High School. During her senior year the
girl's basketball team won the AAU Championship that took place at Wichita.
After graduation, she played on the Women's Professional Basketball League
in Galveston, Texas. Mr. George was a member of the Hickory Grove Homemaker's
Club and the Hickory Grove Church. She married Everett James George December
1, 1936 at Fairland. One son, Burl George, preceded her in death April
She is survived by her husband, Everett, of Grove; three daughters,
Shirley Keene and husband, Bobby, of Grove, Marilyn Zapponi and husband,
Jerry, of Grove, and Carol Cook and husband, Randell, of McAlester; one
sister, Maxine Cooper, of Grove; one brother, Ross Chenowith, of Henderson,
Nev.; nine grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Hickory Grove
Church. Rev. Ron Cross to officiate. Interment will be at the Hickory Grove
Cemetery. Family will receive friends at 7:00 p.m. Friday at the Worley-Luginbuel
Funeral Home in Grove.
GEORGE C. GIBSON
WYANDOTTE, Okla. - George C. Gibson Jr., 37, passed away in his sleep
at his home in rural Wyandotte Friday, August 3, 2001. George was born
June 2, 1964 to George Gibson Sr. and Anna Dickson in Denver, Colo. George
attended Grove schools and his senior year was awarded "Athlete of the
Year." George also attended NEO College in Miami, where he was a wrestler.
George had an automobile accident in 1986 which permanently disabled him.
Despite his disability, George was an avid hunter and fisherman. He belonged
to the Church of Jesus Christ of Grove.
Survivors are: his parents, George and Anna Gibson, of Grove; Justin
and Tammy Gibson of Afton, Judy Gibson of Perkins, Okla., James and Samantha
Gibson of Perkins, Jeanie Gibson of Stillwater, and John and Christine
Douglas of Hamilton, Wash., and four neices and four nephews.
Graveside services were held Monday, August 6, at 10:30 a.m. at the
Dickson Cemetery in Cherokee City. Services were under the direction of
the Turner Funeral Chapel Grove.
GEORGE E. GIBSON
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - George E. Gibson, 92, of Kansas City, Mo., retired
attorney, died September 28, 2001 at Kansas City. Graveside service will
be held at Olympus Cemetery, Grove, at 10:30 a.m. October 22.
Mr. Gibson was born on August 19, 1909 to Warren D. and Mabel (Faris)
Gibson in Grove. He attended Grove schools and the University of Oklahoma
where he received a bachelor's degree and was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha
social fraternity. He clerked for a Justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court
for three years before entering the George Washing ton University Law School
in Washington, D.C., where he earned a law degree in 1937. He was a member
of Phi Delta Phi law fraternity, served on the Law Review, and was elected
to the Order of the Coif. In 1938, Mr. Gibson was employed as an attorney
in the Chief Counsel's Office of the Internal Revenue Service in Washington,
D.C., and later was a trial lawyer in the IRS District Counsel offices
in Chicago, law firm of Stinson, Mag, Thompson, McEvers &Fizzell, where
he specialized in the field of tax law. He remained with that firm until
his retirement in 1993. His professional affiliations included the Lawyers
Association of Kansas City, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Missouri
Bar and American Bar Association. He had also been admitted to the District
of Columbia and Oklahoma Bars. He served in the U.S. Navy during World
War II. He was a member of Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral in Kansas City.
Two brothers, Warren D. Gibson, Jr. and Royal F. Gibson, preceded in
him in death. Survivors include his brother, Morris A. Gibson, of Edmond,
Okla.; his sister, Helen G. Crawford, Grove; two nephews, four nieces and
MUSTANG, Okla. - Louise Gibson, age 79, died Wednesday, September 12,
2001 at a Yukon health care facility after a period of failing health.
She was born October 9, 1921 in Oilton, Okla., to Bob and Anna Lemons Hill
and grew up in the Oilton/Drumright area. She was a graduate of Varnum
High School and later attended business college. She was a real estate
broker and owned the Merle Norman Salon in Grove. She had been a resident
of Mustang for the last nine years and was a member of the Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Jacqueline.
Survivors are: one son, Robert Paul Gibson and wife, Rhonda, of Grove;
one daughter, Cheryl Roberts and husband, Ken, of Mustang; and two grandchildren,
Meredith and Matthew.
Graveside rites were held at noon on Saturday, September 15, at Mt.
Olympus Cemetery, Grove. Services were under the direction of McNeil's
Mustang Funeral Service, Mustang.
JACKIE DEAN GLASS
KANSAS, Okla. - Funeral services for Jackie Dean Glass, 45, of Kansas,
Okla., will be held Tuesday, October 16, 2001 at 11 a.m. in the Twin Oaks
Baptist Church near Kansas, Okla. Burial will follow in The Long Prairie
Cemetery. The Rev. Edward Peters and Rev. Albert Robbins will officiate.
Jackie was born October 3, 1956 in Tahlequah, Okla., and died October
12 in Tulsa, Okla. He was the son of John Taylor and Sarah Mae (Houseberg)
Glass. He grew up in Kansas, Okla., and attended Kansas schools, graduating
from Kansas High School in 1975. He then began college at Northeastern
University in Tahlequah, Okla., graduating with a degree in Sociology.
He worked for the Jack Brown Treatment Center for a time before starting
his career as a placement specialist with Job Corps, which lasted for some
20 years. Jackie was very dedicated to his job and the kids that came through
his program. In his spare time he enjoyed playing softball, horseshoes,
marbles and supporting his nieces and nephews in their sporting events.
Jackie was also an active member of Twin Oaks Baptist Church.
He is survived by four brothers, Jesse Glass and wife, Tina, of Kansas,
Okla., Dennis Glass and wife, Sandra, Sanford Glass, and Leonard Glass
and wife, Angie, all of Kansas, Okla.; four sisters, Shirley Blackfox,
Helen Rabbit and husband, George, Rita Pickup and husband, George, and
Barbara Glass, all of Kansas, Okla.; 18 nieces; 11 nephews; 18 great nieces;
10 great nephews. His parents, grandparents, and one sister, Vickie Saubel,
preceded him in death.
ALICE (GUESS) GLORY
JAY, Okla. - Alice (Guess) Glory of Jay passed away Monday, October
1, 2001 in Tahlequah, Okla. She was 76.
Mrs. Glory was born March 22, 1925 to Sequoia and Sarah (Sharp) Guess
in Delaware County. She was a lifetime area resident and a homemaker. She
was a member of the Brush Greek Church. She married Houston Glory in 1967,
he preceded her in death in 1992.
Survivors include: one brother, David Guess, Oak Hill; one sister,
Della Tanner, Eucha; a special niece, Lena Deere, Tahlequah, and several
other nieces and nephews.
Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 3, at the Worley-Luginbuel
Funeral Home in Jay with Rev. D.J. McCarter officiating.
GERALD 'JERRY' GOFF
SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. - Gerald "Jerry" Goff, 57, a resident of Sierra
Vista, Ariz., for the past two years, passed away August 16, 2001 at his
home from cancer. He was born in Miami, Okla., January 15, 1944. He was
preceded in death by his beloved mother, Mary Lou (Spohn) Goff. Jerry loved
music and enjoyed entertaining at the Silver Nugget and Crystal Palace
in Tombstone and at the El Cobre in Bisbee, playing his guitar and singing
Survivors are: his wife of 37 years, Esther "Essie" Goff, of Sierra
Vista; one son, Luke of Albuquerque, N.M.; one daughter, Angela Lane of
Colorado Springs, Colo.; three grandchildren, Ryan, Sam, and Amanda; two
sisters, Diane Simmons of Chandler, Ariz., and Debbie Cardin of Denham
Springs, La.; two brothers, David Goff of Ava, Mo., and Mike Goff of Greely,
Colo.; and a host of relatives and friends.
A memorial service will be held in the G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami on
Sunday, September 16, at 2 p.m. with Darrell Goff officiating.
ESTHER JUANITA GOODING
JAY, Okla. - Esther Gooding, 79, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2001 in Grove
after an illness. The daughter of Richard and Ida (Cobb) Gooding, she was
born Jan. 20, 1922 near Topsy, Okla. She lived all her life in Delaware
County and attended the Topsy Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include a sister, Ruby Davis, of Pryor, Okla.; a brother,
Vermont Gooding, of Pryor, Okla., and nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral services were held in the Mose Ridge Cemetery in
Topsy at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, under the directions of the Worley-Luginbuel
Funeral Home in Jay.
KENNETH EARL GRAHAM
GROVE - Kenneth Earl Graham, age 79, died Saturday, June 2, 2001 in
his home near Grove. The son of Raymond and Lillian (Buzzard) Graham, he
was born on August 13, 1921 in Independence, Kan. Kenneth spent 30 years
in the Marine Corps, retiring to Rocky Comfort, Mo. where he had a ranch
and worked for Sunbeam in Neosho. He married Susanne Hass on February 14,
He is survived by his wife, Sue Graham, of Grove; five children, Seena
Duncan of Springfield, Ill., Linda Jackson of Henderson, N.C., Kenneth
Eugene Graham of Rocky Comfort, Mo., Virginia Graham of Flower, Ill., and
Susan Marie Summett of Rogers, Ark.; a brother, Vernie Ray Graham, of Bartlesville,
Ark.; 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, in the First Christian
Church with Wayne Shaw officiating. The interment will be in the Olympus
Cemetery. The services are under the directions of the Worley-Luginbuel
Funeral Home in Grove.
LUCEIL F. GRAHAM
JAY, Okla. - Luceil F. Graham passed away quickly and peacefully on
September 5, 2001. She was born in Arkedelphia, Ark., in 1909 and celebrated
her 92nd birthday two weeks ago on August 22. She had recently moved to
Colorado to be near her two grandchildren, James and Sue. She lived with
them for a time, but had moved to a nursing home three blocks from James'
home. Her grandchildren visited her often and she said that made her feel
like a million dollars.
She missed her friends and home in Jay. She and her husband, Maxwell
S., retired there in 1971. Max had worked for Amoco for many years and
Luceil was his right arm during their many moves. They married in 1929
and had one daughter, Virginia, in 1930. Her husband and daughter preceded
her in death. She was very active in the Republican Women's Club, was a
magnificent knitter. She gave many things to family and friends and was
glad to teach knitting to anyone who wanted to learn. She also liked gardening.
Memorial services will be held for Luceil Saturday, September 8, at
10 a.m. at the Turner Funeral Chapel in Grove. Services will be under the
direction of the Turner Funeral Chapel, Grove.
MIAMI, Okla. - Mike Grant, 60, of Miami, died August 7, 2001 at his
home after a sudden illness. Mike was born March 6, 1941 and grew up in
Wyandotte, Okla. He graduated from Wyandotte High School and Northeastern
State University. Mr. Grant taught school 29 years at East Carter R-2 Schools
in Ellisnore, Mo. After his retirement in 1996, he moved to Miami. Mr.
Grant was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Miami.
His father, Sidney R. Grant, and his mother, Nadine M. Grant, preceded
him in death.
Survivors are: sister and brother-in-law, Jane and Darrell Watts, of
Clarkston, Mich.; niece, Sheri Watts of Olathe, Kan.; nephew and his wife,
Grant and Sandra Watts, of Natick, Mass., and two great nieces.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 11, in
the G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami. Rev. Chuck Horton will officiate. Funeral
arrangements are under the direction of the Guilford-Thomas Funeral Home,
CHARLIE F. GREEN, SR.
DEPEW, Okla. - Charlie F. Green, Sr., 90-year-old resident of Depew,
Okla., died Monday, August 20, 2001, at Grace Living Center in Jenks, Okla.
Born November 25, 1910 in White Oak, Mo., he was the son of Ezra Green
and Daisy Foster Greene. Mr. Greene had been a radio repairman. He was
a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army. Mr. Greene
was a Baptist. He was preceded in death by one grandson, Randall Greene,
and three brothers, Red Greene, Reuben Greene and Martin Greene.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda Bright Greene, of the home; one son,
Charlie F. Greene, Jr. and his wife, Carol, of Depew; one daughter, Vasilla
Spencer, Tulsa, Okla.; two grandchildren, Heath Spencer and Gabriel Spencer,
both of Tulsa; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Powell Greene and
Harry Greene, both of Belleville, Ill.; two sisters, Mae Fortman and Kate
Hill, both of Walterloo, Ill., and a number of nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August, 22, at Johnson
Cemetery, Delaware County. Burial followed in the Johnson Cemetery. Services
were under the direction of Wasson Funeral Home, Siloam Springs, Ark.
GROVE - Leo Green, age 82, formerly of Coffeyville, Kan., died Saturday
morning, August 25, 2001 at Saint John's Regional Medical Center, Joplin,
Mo., following a heart attack at his home in Grove. Mr. Green was born
June 16, 1919 at Bronaugh, Mo., to Denver and Lillie May (Evans) Green.
He grew up in the Vinita and Welch, Okla., areas, until he moved with his
family to Coffeyville at the age of 14. He retired from Union Gas System
in 1984 after 37 years of employment. At his retirement he was assistant
superintendent of the Coffeyville district. On June 25, 1938, he married
Opal E. Graves in Coffeyville, where they lived most of their married life
until they moved to Grove in 1986. They celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary
this year. Mrs. Green was employed at the Coffeyville Journal 20 years
and also retired in 1984.
Survivors are: his wife, Opal, of the home; two daughters, Carole Cunningham,
of El Dorado, Kan., and Glenda Healy, of Lincoln City, Ore.; 11 grandchildren,
and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two daughters, Linda Kay Green and Katherine
Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, August 30, in Fairview
Cemetery, Coffeyville, Kan. The family will greet friends at the funeral
home Thursday before the service, 12:30 until 1:30 p.m.
THOMAS WILLIAM GREENEN
MONKEY ISLAND, Okla. - Thomas William Greenen, 78, died at his home
Tuesday, April 3, 2001 after an illness. Thomas was born May 4, 1922 at
Pittsburg, Kan. to Thomas and Mary Greenen. After high school, Thomas was
drafted by the Army and served for three years. After being discharged
in 1945, Thomas became a professional photographer until retirement. Thomas
is preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Louise Greenen, of the home; one daughter,
Karen Greenen of Wichita, Kan.; two sisters, Katherine C. Greenen and Mary
H. Greenen, both of Kansas City, Mo.; and three nieces and three nephews.
A private graveside service will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at
the Ralston Cemetery, Monkey Island. The family requests that in lieu of
flowers, a memorial be made in memory of Thomas Greenen to the Good Shepherd
Hospice 2100 S. Main, Grove, OK 74344 or The American Cancer Society. Services
are under the direction of Turner Funeral Chapel, Grove.
WILMA JEAN (UTTON) GREENWOOD
BLUEJACKET, Okla. - Wilma Jean (Utton) Greenwood, of rural Bluejacket,
passed away at 10:30 Wednesday evening, May 16, 2001, at her home after
a long illness. She was 73-years-old. Mrs. Greenwood was born December
9, 1927 at Wyandotte, Okla. to Floyd Leroy and Carrie Dilliner Utton. She
attended Wyandotte schools. On May 25, 1946, she married Jim Greenwood
in Columbus, Kan. From their union came a loving family. Wilma and Jim
lived in White Oak until 1949, then moved to Vinita. They remained in Vinita
for three years before moving back to the Wyandotte area. In July 1966,
Jim and Wilma moved just west of Bluejacket on Timber Hill. Jim passed
away on August 29, 1991. Wilma enjoyed her life as a homemaker and taking
care of her family. She loved to sew and read. Mrs. Greenwood was preceded
in death by her parents, her husband, Jim, two sons, James David Greenwood
and Randy Allen Greenwood, one sister, Jewel Berry, two brothers, Bill
and Frank Utton, and one grand daughter, Amanda Petty.
She is survived by four sons, Thomas Greenwood and wife, Lovey, Bluejacket,
Okla., Kenneth Greenwood and wife, Sharon, also of Bluejacket, Gary Greenwood
and wife, Cindy, of Big Cabin, Okla., and Floyd Greenwood, of Afton, Okla.;
four daughters, Susan McElhaney and husband, Bob, Bluejacket, Laura Lucas
and husband, Thomas, Wendell, Idaho, Sheila Burris and husband, Dale, of
Afton, Okla., and Karen Greenwood of the home; five sisters, Francis McKinzie,
Bluejacket, Leota Fraley, South Bend, Wash., Linda Campbell, Port Haddock,
Wash., Trish Minor, Port Townsend, Wash., and Sheila Robbins of Forrest
Grove, Ore.; one brother, Joe Utton, Bend, Ore.; 25 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren,
and many special friends that called her mom, ma and granny.
There will be a visitation for family and friends from 2:00 to 4:00
Sunday afternoon, May 20, at the Thomas Chapel. Services for Mrs. Greenwood
will be held at 10:00 Monday morning, May 21, at the Thomas Funeral Home
Chapel, Welch, Okla. Reverend Ralph Heiney will officiate. Serving as pallbearers
will be Frank Fry, Clarence Fair, Jamie Williams, Darrel Henderson, Larry
Joe Williams and Jim Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Horton,
Joe William, Sam Looney, Willie Osborn, Shawn Henderson, Marlon Porter
and Rob Windle. Interment will be at the Bluejacket Cemetery, Bluejacket.
The family will receive friends at the home of Mrs. Greenwood, 441353 E.
160 Rd., Bluejacket. Services are under the direction of the Thomas Funeral
Home, Welch, Okla.
JAMES (JAY) E. GREGORY
MIAMI, Okla. - James (Jay) E. Gregory, Miami, died at St. John's Hospital
in Joplin Sunday, April 22, 2001 after a sudden illness. He was 72. Mr.
Gregory was born at Afton, Okla. November 26, 1928 to Jess and Marry (George)
Gregory. He was a veteran, having served in the US Army. He worked in cement
construction for many years, working before retirement for Devcon in San
Jose, Calif. He married Gladys Gill at Clovis, N.M. on February 22, 1953,
and they lived in Calif. until he retired in 1985, when they moved to Miami.
He was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Miami.
He is survived by his wife, Gladys, of the home; two sons, James Gregory
and wife, Doreen, of Fremont, Calif., and Danny Gregory of Sunnyvale, Calif.;
two daughters, Rhonda Gregory of Upland, Calif., and Cheryl Gregory of
Los Gatos, Calif.; three sisters, Thermadene and husband, Glen George,
of Afton, Jessie Mitchell of Hennessey, Okla., and Frances Smith of Paris,
Texas; and one grandchild, Joshua Alan Gregory Levin of San Jose, Calif.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, at First Assembly
of God Church in Miami with Rev. Cary Moore officiating. Visitation will
be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at First Assembly of God Church in
Miami. Burial will be at Higgins Cemetery, Higgins, Texas, under the direction
of Adcock Funeral Home of Fairland.
HAYMOND "HANK" LISLE GRIFFITH, JR.
COWETA, Okla. - Haymond Griffith Jr. died Wednesday, April 18, 2001
at St. Francis Hospital in Broken Arrow after a sudden illness. The son
of Haymond "Hank" and Dorothy L. (Honea) Griffith, he was born on August
30, 1957 in San Antonio, Texas. Hank married Sherry Elaine Husong on November
5, 1975 in Grove. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, North
American Aerospace Rod and Gun club, and a certified Scuba Diver. An avid
hunter and builder, Hank was attending Cleet Security School. He graduated
from Grove High School in 1975. Both his parents preceded him in death
He is survived by his wife, Sherry Elaine Griffith, of Coweta, Okla.;
three children, Haymond L. Griffith III and his wife, Jessica, of Haskell,
Okla., Jeremy Griffith of Coweta, and Nick Griffith of Coweta, and a sister,
Debbie Higgins, of Broken Arrow, Okla.
A memorial was at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in the Worley-Luginbuel
Chapel. Interment was in the Hickory Cemetery. The services were under
the direction of the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home in Grove.
FAIRLAND, Okla. - Ida Grunden, 93-year-old long time Fairland area
resident, passed away Saturday, August 4, 2001 at the Family Care Center
in Fairland following an illness.
Mrs. Grunden was born November 24, 1907 in Shadduck, Okla., to Walter
and Rose (Weiss) George. She married William John "Bill" Grunden on February
14, 1927 in Afton. Mrs. Grunden was a homemaker as well as a loving mother
and grandmother. She lived in the Fairland and Grand Lake area most of
her life and attended the Fairland Assembly of God.
Survivors are: two sons, John and wife, Elma Grunden, of Fairland,
and Tom and wife, Jean Grunden, of Broken Arrow; three daughters, Maudie
and husband, Shorty Myers, of Disney, Zee and husband, Bob Ballew, of Grove,
and Pat and husband, Warren Thomure, of Afton; one sister, Nina Coffee
of Calif.; two brothers, Kermit George of Hayes, Kan., and Floyd George
of Arlington, Texas; 18 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren, and 19 great
great grandchildren. Mrs. Grunden was preceded in death by her husband
on September 4, 1979.
A visitation for Mrs. Grunden will be held from 6-8 p.m. August 6 at
the Cooper-Althouse Funeral Home Chapel in Fairland. Funeral services for
Mrs. Grunden will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 7, at the Fairland
Assembly of God with the Rev. Ron Cross officiating. Casket bearers will
be Glenn Thomure, Lynn Bowen, David Grunden, Mike Myers, Jeff Thomure,
and Rocky Bowen. Interment will follow in the Fairland Cemetery.
"JOEY" DOUGLAS GUNN
VINITA, Okla. - "Joey" Douglas Gunn, infant son of Kevin Douglas Gunn
and Nancy Arlene (Latham) Gunn, passed away Sunday, September 9, 2001 in
Vinita. Joey was born May 15, 2001 at Plano, Texas.
Survivors are: his parents, Kevin and Nancy Gunn, of the home; one
brother, Markus Gunn, of the home; maternal grandparents, Les and Arlene
Latham, of Phoenix, Ariz.; paternal grandparents, Joe and Mary Gunn, of
Vinita; maternal aunts and uncles, Ben Latham of Albuquerque, N.M., Mark
and Kim Liston, of Carrollton, Texas, and Lonnie Hendrix, of Phoenix, Ariz.;
great aunt, Vera Debruler, of Payson, Ariz.; paternal aunts and uncles,
Dave and Shannon Scott, of Vinita, and Terry and Cindy Gunn, of Augusta,
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 13,
in the Sanctuary of the First Baptist Church, Vinita. Rev. Henry Chenault
will officiate. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the S.I.D.S. Foundation.
Arrangements are under the direction of Burckhalter Funeral Home.