Natalia Montoya Basaldua, 74, Altus, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000 at Comanche
County Memorial Hospital in Lawton. Services will be 2 p.m. today at the
Olustee Spanish Assembly with Matilde Ortega officiating. Burial will be
at the Olustee Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Peoples Cooperative
Funeral Home, Lone Wolf.
She was born Oct. 12, 1925 in Robstown, Texas to Margarito Perez and
Josefa (Barrientos) Montoya. She married Romon Perez Basaldua July 2, 1944
in Kingsville, Texas. He produced her in death Jan. 31, 1996. She was a
Survivors include five sons, Mike Basaldua of Olustee, Jessie Basaldua
of Altus, Zeke Basaldua of Olustee, Robert Basaldua of Vernon, Texas and
Octavio Basaldua of Wynnewood; two daughters, Yolanda Ttrepto of Sulphur
and Gloria Brown of Houston, Texas; a brother, Joel of Lubbock, Texas;
two sisters, Rebecca Gomez of Lubbock, Texas and Maria Mejeia of Kingsville,
Texas; 21 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Donnie "Penny" Bellatti, 67, died Jan. 13, 2000 at Comanche County
Memorial Hospital in Lawton. Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday,
Jan. 15, 2000 in the Lowell-Tims Funeral Home Chapel with Jan Ivan Oden
officiating. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. at the Carney Cemetery under the
direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
She was born Aug. 2, 1931 in Hattiesburg, Miss. to Commadore and Eula
Wardon. She lived in Altus for the last 18 years, moving here from Dothan,
Ala. She married John Carl Bellatti, Jr. in 1966 at Freeport, Texas. He
died in July 1978. Her hobbies included painting ceramics, reading. playing
board games and spending time with her family.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Donnie Faye and Robert
Whatley of Altus and Berl J. Jr. and Leticia Graham of Perry, Ga.; a daughter,
Marilyn H. Graham of Walker, La.; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Joe
L. and Ida Warden of Hattiesburg and Wayne Warden of Ellisville, Miss.;
a sister, Gloria E. Ward of Montgomery, Ala.; five grandchildren and eight
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son, Lanny M.
Graham, two sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services for Robert Lee Bennett, 90-year-old Altus resident,
are set for 10 a.m. Friday at Kincannon Funeral Home Chapel with Kirk Tigert
officiating. Burial will follow at Altus City Cemetery under the direction
of Kincannon Funeral Home. He died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000, at his home.
Bennett was born Dec. 11, 1909, in Altus, to Thomas and Anner Waldrop
Bennett and grew up in Altus.
On Dec. 4, 1937, he married Goldie M. Robertson in Altus and they made
their home here. He was a longtime member of Jehovah's Witnesses. He worked
for the Chickasaw Gins for nearly 22 years and later worked for the City
of Altus, where he was elected employee of the month in September of 1974.
He retired from the city in 1975. He enjoyed camping, fishing and gardening.
Bennett was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Dee,
Tom and J.C. Bennett and several half brothers and sisters.
Survivors include: his wife Goldie Mae, of the home; three daughters,
Norma Jean Taylor and Sandra Bennett, both of Altus, Jeannette Fisher and
her husband Rod of Traverse City, Mich.; one son, Jimmy Lee Bennett of
Altus; two sisters, Ozie Fay Jones and Lillie Petzold and her husband Ervin,
all of Altus; one brother, Mike Bennett of Springville, Ark.; 10 grandchildren;
eight great grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; several nieces,
nephews and other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. today at the funeral
Services for William Lowell Bilbrey, 75, Floydada, Texas, were held
Friday at the First Baptist Church of Floydada. The Rev. Gene Hawkins officiated
and burial was at the Floydada Cemetery under the direction Moore-Rose-White
Funeral Home of Floydada. He died Jan. 19 at the Lockney Health and Rehabilitation
He was born Sept. 5, 1924 in Olustee to John Burrus and Lena Leota
Kyle Bilbrey. He attended Hollis schools and graduated from Hollis High
School. He married Wanda Joye Pence Jan. 24, 1948 in Childress, Texas.
She died Dec. 15, 1997. He moved to Floydada in 1969 from Lockney, Texas
where he lived for approximately 20 years. He was a Lockney police officer
and in 1992 retired as Justice of the Peace Floydada. He was a veteran
of the United States Marines, a member of the Floydada Masonic Lodge and
member of the Hollis Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Judy Atkinson of Plainview, Texas
and LaDonna Waltman of Ashland City, Tenn.; a sister, Wilma Robertson of
Midland, Texas; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to the Hospice Hands of West Texas, 103
S. Main St. Lockney, Texas, 79241.
William Carey Blevins, 81, died jan. 2, 2000 in Altus. Services will
be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000 at the Stewart Chapel in Hollis with
Rick Simonson officiating. Burial will follow at the Gould Cemetery. Services
are under the direction of Stewart Funeral Service.
He was born May 11, 1918 to William Fountain and Maude Renfro Blevins
in Mead. He married Veda Omega Morris Aug. 30, 1941 in Hollis. He attended
Lahoma High School and was a custom combiner. He served with 10th armored
division during World War II in the European Campaign. He was a multiple
Bronze Star recipient for valor. He was a member of the American Legion.
His hobbies included spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren,
fishing, playing cards and dominoes.
He is survived by his wife, Veda Morris Blevins, of the home; two sons
and daughters-in-law, Dee and Jeanette Blevins of Plainview, Texas, Bari
and Cindy Blevins of Amarillo, Texas; a daughter, and son-in-law, Janice
and Max Turner of Amarillo, Texas; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.
Gertrude Brownlow, 87, died Sunday in Quanah, Texas. Services will
be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Eldorado Church of Christ with Bill Osborne
officiating. Burial will follow at the Eldorado Cemetery, under the direction
of Stewart Funeral Service.
She was born March 25, 1913 in Eldorado to Albert Russell and Mary
Belle Cox Webb. She attended Eldorado High School. Gertrude married Cecil
Brownlow on April 16, 1931. She lived in Bartlesville for 17 years, before
moving to Eldorado, where she lived for the next 45 years. She was a member
of the Church of Christ, the Lion's Club Auxiliary, and Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a sister, Dora
Arminta Price and a brother, Maxgruder Webb.
Jerry Max Brundige died Jan. 27, 2000, at Albuquerque, N.M. Memorial
services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, at Greer Funeral
Home Chapel with Eddie Beard officiating.
Brundige was born Aug. 10, 1943, in Mangum. he was the son of Susie
Belle Clancy Brundige and the late George Franklin Brundige.
He had worked as a computer operator, custodian and mortician in New
Mexico. He was a member of the Catholic church.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include: his mother, Susie B. Clancy; four brothers, Earl
and Andrew Brundige, both of Mangum, Billy Joe Brundige, Canyon, Texas
and Raymond Brundige, Amarillo, Texas; three sisters, Virginia Lee Zinn
and Bob of Mangum, Peggy Ann Kimmons of Grandbury, Texas and Judy Marie
Niblo and Henry of Royce City, Texas and many nieces and nephews.
Dorothy Christine Bryant, 76, died Saturday. Graveside services were
held today with the Rev. David Manney officiating. Services were under
the direction of Stewart Funeral Services of Hollis.
She was born June 22, 1923 to Herman and Dora Spence Wheat in McGregor,
Texas. She married Orvel H. Bryant Aug. 9, 1944 in Lawton. She was a housewife
whose hobbies were sewing and being with her family. She moved to Hollis
in 1960 from Tonganoxie, Kan. She was a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and John
Schlafer of Palmyra, N.Y., Mary and Alfred Howard of Hollis, Dorrie and
Danny Watson of Hollis; a son, Ronald and Bonnie Bryant of Horton, Kan;
a half-brother and sister-in-law Joe and Louise Summers of Waco, Texas;
She was preceded in death by her husband, Orvel Bryant.
Eunice Mildred Burnett, 92, former Eldorado resident, died Dec. 28
in Alexandria, Virginia. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday,
Jan. 3 at the First Baptist Church in Eldorado with Ken Coleman officiating.
Interment will follow at the Eldorado Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims
She was born Jan. 20, 1907 to William Otis and Mary Treaci Burnett.
She lived in the Jackson County area for many years before moving to Wichita
Falls, Texas to be near her family. Shehad been living in Alexandria to
be near her son. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church
in Eldorado. On Dec. 6, 1924 she and Willaim Otis Burnett were united in
marriage at Quanah, Texas.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Bobbie Gribble,
granddaughter Dorothy Lynn Gribble and grandson Dwight Burnett.
She is survived by son Col. Donald Burnett and wife Sandy of Woodbridge,
Virginia; sisters Lois Spraddlin of Hollis and Dorothy Jackson of Dallas;
five grandchildren, Rhonda Gordon, Nashville, Tennessee, Doug Burnett,
Ashburn, Virginia, Vicki Norman, Woodbridge, Virginia, Todd Burnett, Chicago,
Chuck McCarty, Road Rock, Texas; five great-grandchildren and a host of
Gladys Rose Campbell, Gardena, Calif., died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000,
in Placerville, Calif. Funeral services are set for 1 p.m. Thursday at
Pierce Brothers Mortuary, 3918 Marine Ave. in Lawndale, Calif.
Campbell was born June 11, 1923, in Greensburg, Kan. and spent her
youth in Oklahoma, graduating from Duke High School in 1942.
She was married to James Lowell Campbell in November of 1943, and moved
to southern California in 1946.
She was ordained as a Christian minister. She loved to sing and minister
to those in need, particularly the aged and the ill.
Survivors include: her husband of 57 years, James Campbell; five children;
eight grandchildren; five great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
Her remaining sister, Treva Henderson, Lawndale, Calif., also survives
Funeral services for Dawn (Dee) Carbonell are set for 1 p.m. Jan. 15,
2000, at the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church in Altus with Pastor John
B. Johnson officiating.
Carbonell was born in New York. She had lived in Altus for a time but
lived in Naples, Fla.. most of her life before moving to California, where
she lived until her death.
She had served as a WAC at West Point. She had a great love for her
family and friends. Her hobbies were video games and music.
Carbonell was preceded in death by her father, Harry Frashier; her
mother, Jane Frashier; one sister, Jody Frashier and her husband, William
Survivors include: Cher and Frank Morgan, Altus; Cheri and Summer Morgan,
Altus; Kim and Roy Deconto, Naples, Fla.; Leah and Harry Nolan, Naples,
Fla.; Jill Paul, Naples, Fla.; Joe Frashier, Tampa, Fla.; Jack Frashier,
Freeport, Texas and many nieces and nephews.
Services for John Henry Clayton, 68, Frederick will be 2 p.m. Wednesday,
Jan. 5, 2000 at the Gish Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Grant Newton, pastor
of the First Assembly of God, officiating. He died Jan. 2, 2000 in Frederick.
Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Gish
He was born Dec. 28, 1931 in Una, Ark. to Glenn Hudgens and Jessie
Lois (Housley) Clayton. He attended the Victory Consolidated School. He
was a truck driver and worked 34 years in the transportation industry.
He lived in Tillman County for 52 years. His hobbies was playing dominoes.
Survivors include his father, Glenn H. Clayton; a daughter, Kathern
Faye Clayton; a brother, Sherill Clayton of Frederick; three sisters, Dona
Marshall and Willodean Kimbrell both of Frederick, Gloria Ann Robertson
of Moore; a grandchild and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, one brother, Rudolph (Square)
Clayton, a sister, Martha Jean Clayton.
Memorials may be made to the First Assembly of God Church, Frederick.
Services for Willie Mae Copeland, 71-year-old Eldorado resident will
be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Corinth Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Ladner
and the Rev. Mark Farr officiating. Burial will follow in the Eldorado
Cemetery under the direction of Kincannon Funeral Home. She died at her
She was born Feb. 3, 1928 near Eldorado to Henry Russell and Doska
(Tackett) Hughes. She graduated from Eldorado High School in 1946 and married
Gene Copeland Jan. 1, 1947 in Vernon, Texas. They made their home in Eldorado.
She worked for several years in grocery stores in Eldorado and later as
a nurse's aid for home health. She was past president of the Women's Missionary
Union and taught Sunday school for many years at the First Baptist Church.
She was a member of the Corinth Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and an infant sister, Bessie.
Survivors include her husband, Gene of the home; a daughter and son-in-law,
Jenny and Dale Freeman of Amarillo, Texas; four sons and a daughter-in-law,
Mike and Mary Fran Copeland, Randy Copeland of Eldorado, Tom Copeland of
Altus and Joe Copeland of Wichita, Kan.; three sisters, Dorothy Alexander
of Oklahoma City, Ruby Davidson of Vincent and Opal O'Bannon of Eldorado;
three brothers, Russell Hughes of Dumas, Texas, H.R. Hughes and Andrew
Hughes both of Oklahoma City, five grandchildren, two great-granddaughters,
nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Anacleta Correa, 99-year-old Altus resident, died Thursday, Jan. 13,
2000 in the Jackson County Memorial Hospital. Services are pending with
Kincannon Funeral Home.
Betty Jane Davis, 72, longtime Quartz Mountain resident, died Friday,
Jan. 14, 2000, at Elkview General Hospital in Hobart. Funeral services
were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Blair with the
Revs. Randy Mitchell and Gene Foreman officiating. Burial was at the Blair
Cemetery under the direction of People's Cooperative Funeral Home of Lone
Davis was born Jan. 20, 1927, in Boerne, Texas, to Wister Fleming and
Cora Lee Hicks Gaines. She graduated from City View School in 1945.
She married Scott Davis on Oct. 7, 1944, in Mangum. They owned and
operated Scott & Betty's Bait Shop at Quartz Mountain State Park since
1957. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Davis was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers and three
Survivors include: her husband Scott; one son, Fred Wayne Davis and
his wife Wanda, Blair; one daughter, Saundra Burrow and her husband Dwight,
Quartz Mountain; one sister, Fern Christian, Farwell, Texas and four grandchildren,
Greg Davis, Chad Burrow, Marcia Brooks and Dustin Burrow.
A memorial service has been set for Evelyn Dobbs at 11 a.m. Monday,
Jan. 17, at the First United Methodist Church. A private interment at Restlawn
Cemetery will precede the service. Family members will receive friends
at the home of Charles and Mary Dobbs, 308 Lakeside Drive, from 7 until
9 p.m. Sunday evening.
Dobbs died in Alexandria, Va. on Dec. 21, 1999.
Services for Josiephene Dosher, 77, Tipton, will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday
at the First United Methodist Church of Tipton. The Rev. Troy Taylor and
the Rev. John Corbin officiating. Burial will follow at the Tipton Cemetery
under the direction of Jackson Funeral Home of Frederick. She died Saturday
at Jackson County Memorial Hospital.
She was born Dec. 20, 1922, in Kingston, Texas to Al Walter and Rachel
Albert Collie Browning. She attended Laing and Headrick schools. She married
Elmo Dosher July 3, 1947 in Vernon, Texas. He preceded her in death on
Sept. 30, 1986. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Untied Methodist
Church in Tipton.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Betty
Dosher of Tipton and W.H. and Verna Dosher of Amarillo, Texas; two daughters
and sons-in-law, Rose and Wally Tharpe of Pasadena, Texas and Lizzie and
Robert Akin of Olton, Texas; a twin sister, Jo Brown of Lindsay, Calif.;
eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; a son, Jimmie
Samples; three brothers, El, Carzine and Claude Browning; two sisters,
Elizabeth "Doodle" Hatcher, and Perlee Britt; and a grandson, Benny Akin.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church
in memory of Josiephene Dosher.
Graveside services for Troy L. Drury, 72 of Altus, will be 10 a.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 26 at the Altus Restlawn Cemetery with Bill Osborne officiating
under the direction of Kincannon Funeral Home. He died Jan. 22, 2000 at
Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City.
He was born Sept. 26, 1927 in Olustee to Nolan and Leona Cargill Drury.
He attended Harmony, Olustee and Porter schools. He married Viola Powell
Oct. 10, 1971 in Altus. He was a career firefighter and was a member of
the Oklahoma Firefighters Association as well as the National Riflemans
Association. He loved animals, guns, fishing and was a collector.
He was preceded in death by his father, wife, a son Charles Gene "Chuck"
Drury and two stepdaughters, Carolyn Admire and Sharon Thompson.
He is survived by his mother, Leona Drury of Altus; daughter Nyeeta
and husband Darryl Smith, Altus; two sons, Troy B. Drury and wife Kathy,
Chickasha, and Terry Drury and wife Diane, Blair; three stepdaughters,
Judy and husband Bill Reynolds, Sand Angelo, Texas, Marilyn Jay, San Angelo,
and Joyce and husband Dennis Turner, Wichita, Kansas; a stepson Paul Tripplett
and wife Sue, Dorsey, Illinois; a sister Gloria Porter, Altus; a brother
Eldon Drury, Altus; 25 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren and many friends.
Vera Duke, 90, died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at Cedar Creek Nursing
Center in Norman. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today at St. Michael's
Episcopal Church with Father Rick Burris officiating. Interment followed
at the Altus City Cemetery under the direction of Mayes Funeral Directors.
Duke was born Dec. 18, 1909, in Hollis, to Carl and Lela Johnson. She
attended school in Hollis. She was married to Doc Duke. He preceded her
in death Dec. 19, 1981. A daughter, Retha Irons, also preceded her in death
Duke enjoyed photography, sewing and cooking.
She is survived by: two granddaughters, Kris Hunt, Norman and Lisa
Griggs of San Jose, Calif.; a grandson, Michael Irons of Oklahoma City;
three great grandchildren, Angela Clark of Fort Worth, Texas and Mirabai
and Eli Hull, both of Norman as well as two grand nieces.
Mary "Oneta" Duncan died Monday, January 24, 2000 in Oklahoma City,
surrounded by loved ones.
Born on May 16, 1913 to William Hall and Pearl Wooldridge, she lived
in a covered wagon as a small child in the McQueen area, and graduated
from Gould High School in 1932.
She met A.B. (Buel) Duncan at a church picnic and they were married
July 31, 1932. They moved to Altus in 1939 and celebrated almost 61 years
of marriage before A.B. passed away in 1993. They had four children, Ray,
Karen, John and Janice, raising them in a loving Christian home where they
emphasized their strong faith in God, honesty, hard work, education and
service to others.
Oneta was a member of First Baptist Church, Altus for almost 60 years,
where she served as a Sunday School Director, teacher, choir member, Women's
Missionary Union director and in any area where she was needed. Oneta was
a person who accepted each responsibility as a challenge and usually exceeded
everyone's expectations, never satisfied with anything less than her best
She worked at Anthony's and Russell's Department stores before assuming
the position of Executive Secretary of the Jackson County Chapter of the
American Red Cross. During her 11 years with the American Red Cross, she
led the expansion of swimming, first aid, and volunteer programs and was
a driving force in establishing and leading the Bloodmobile Blood Bank
for Jackson County.
She later became involved with the OSU Extension Homemakers program,
serving in several leadership positions and as a judge at various county
fairs and 4-H events. Oneta was recognized as the 1979 Extension Homemaker
of the Year for Jackson County.
She was a hospital volunteer and very active in the Business and Professional
Women's Club for many years.
In her 86 years, Oneta Duncan proved to be a much-loved matriarch of
indomitable strength and character, a friend to all who had the privilege
of knowing her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, A.B. Duncan in 1993; a son,
Ray Duncan in 1975; her parents, W.H.. and Pearl Wooldredge; a sister and
Left to treasure her memory are son and daughter-in-law John and Marquita
Duncan of Palmer Lake, Colorado; daughter and son-in-law Karen and John
Patterson of Oklahoma City; daughter and son-in-law Janice and Gary Blankenbiller,
Oklahoma City; nine grandchildren, Robin Cullins, Jennifer lou Duncan,
Jennifer Lane, Amy Reber, Sarah Hall, Luke Duncan, Jeffrey Blankenbiller,
Valerie Blankenbiller and Brad Patterson; five great-grandchildren; four
great-greatgrandchildren and two brothers, W.H. Wooldridge, Jr. of altus
and Cleo Wooldridge of Bakersfield, California; as well as a host of friends.
A service celebrating the life of Oneta Duncan will be Friday, January
28, 2000 at 2:00 p.m. a First Baptist Church, Altus, with Rev. Keith Wiginton
officiating. Interment will follow in the Restlawn Cemetery under the direction
of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home. The family has scheduled a visitation Thursday
evening from 6-8 p.m. at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home. All friends are invited
to join them in the remembrance of Mary Oneta Duncan.
Josephine Goodwin Ellis, 86, died today in Altus. Services are pending
at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
Mildred Owene English, 90, Altus, died Jan. 7, 2000. Private graveside
services are scheduled for members of the family. Memorial services will
be held at the Lowell-Tims Funeral Home of Altus at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan.
10, 2000 with the Rev. Keith Wiginton offiating.
She was born Aug. 15, 1909, in Lone Wolf to Charles and Alberta Carter.
She lived her entire life in the Altus area where she owned and operated
the Petite Shop from 1943 to 1959, when she sold the shop and retired.
She served Thanksgiving dinner for many years at the Salvation Army.
She married Lloyd H. English in 1928, and he survives at their home
of many years at 1503 N. Hudson.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her step-mother, Leora
She is also survived by her daughter, Jan L. Warner and her husband
Clarence, of Norman; her son Lloyd C. (Butch), and his wife, Phyllis K.
of Altus; her sister, Dorothy Lee Howard, of San Angelo, Texas and three
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and Jackson County
Memorial Hospital Hospice.
Laura Lee Pope Ferguson, 97, died Tuesday evening, Jan. 11, 2000, at
a Sayre nursing home. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Greer
Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Willow Cemetery with the
Rev. Arol Steverson officiating.
Ferguson was born July 13, 1902, in Monaville, Texas, to Reece Blake
and Annie Elisa Newsom Pope. She married Walter Marvin Ferguson on Dec.
4, 1935, in Kerrville, Texas.
She worked in the health care industry as a nurse and spent more than
20 of her productive years at the Veteran's Hospital in Legion, Texas.
She did volunteer work at Legion and also was an active member of the Veterans
of Foreign Wars Auxiliary for a number of years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Walter Ferguson
in February of 1972, three sons, Roy Bundick, Marvin Bundick and Jackson
Bundick, a sister, Louise Gootcher and a great grandson, George Weed.
Survivors include: a daughter Dorothy M. Wooton of Willow; three grandchildren;
nine great grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren and one great-great-great
Charles Galeotti, 88, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at his home near
Granite. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. today at the First Baptist
Church of Granite with Dr. Gary Galeotti, the Rev. Ben VanVactor and the
Rev. Arol Steverson officiating. Interment was at Hobart Cemetery under
the direction of Greer Funeral Home.
Galeotti was born Oct. 10, 1911, in Hamilton Camp, Kan. to William
and Alba Galeotti. He married Anabelle Allen on May 28, 1939, in Durant.
He worked in research at Oklahoma State University and retired after
nearly 30 years. He moved to the Granite area 20 years ago from Perkins.
A very active member of the Baptist church, he served as a deacon for
more than 50 years, served as Associational Royal Ambassador Leader and
worked with "Campers on Mission" building churches.
Galeotti was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Robina Melton
on March 7, 1999 and two brothers, Herman Gotti and Ferris Galeotti.
Survivors include: his wife Annabelle Galeotti, Granite; a son, Gary
and his wife Sharon Galeotti, Wake Forrest, N.C.; three grandchildren,
John and Nathan Galeotti, Wake Forrest and Allen Melton, son of Robina
Melton, of Arlington, Texas and his wife Marcie; a great granddaughter,
Alathea Melton and a sister, Ida Cunningham, Huntington Beach, Calif.
Funeral services for Authur Carl Gant, 81, of Frederick, were held
at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, at the First Baptist Church with the
Rev. Charles Wyatt officiating. Burial was at Frederick Memorial Cemetery
under the direction of Gish Funeral Home. Gant died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000,
in Frederick, following a lengthy illness.
Gant was born Aug. 10, 1918, in Hollister to Authur B. and Ida Hayes
Gant. He attended Henderson High School and graduated in 1937. He attended
Frederick Junior College for two years.
He was a farmer, serving on the Frederick Co-Op board for 33 years,
on the A.S.C. Committee of Tillman County and the Cotton Incorporated Board
in Raleigh, N.C.
On Jan. 30, 1944, he became a member of the First Baptist Church, on
Sept. 25, 1957, he was ordained as a deacon.
He and Lenora Mae Minyard were married May 28, 1937, at the First Baptist
Church in Frederick.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Harold Gant.
Survivors include: his wife Lenora, of the home; two daughters, Carletta
Ramsey and husband Charles of Athens, Texas and Judy Dollar and husband
Jim of Blair; one brother, Merle Gant and sister-in-law Charlsa of Frederick;
a sister-in-law, Cleta Gant of Frederick; six grandchildren, Cathy Bolsinger
of Colorado Springs, Colo., Stacy Miller of Marlow, Kayla James of Blair,
Jeff Ramsey of Las Vegas, Nev., Scott Ramsey of Cedar Hill, Texas and Greg
Ramsey of Denver as well as seven great grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of donors choice.
Patricia Sue "Patty" Garrett, 43, Edmond, formerly of Altus and Hobart,
died Wednesday at her home in Edmond. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday
at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints Ward Building in Edmond
with Bishop Michael Presscott officiating. Burial will be 4 p.m. at the
Hobart Rose Cemetery, Hobart. Arrangements are under the direction of Peoples
Cooperative Funeral Home, Lone Wolf.
She was born Aug. 14, 1956 and on Dec. 6, 1956 was adopted by D.W.
and Nelda Lee (Adams)) Nance. She attended Hobart High School and graduated
from Altus High School. She sat as first chair trumpet throughout high
school and was an accomplished pianist. She married Terry Garrett June
1, 1973 in Altus. She worked in accounting and was member of the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where she served as Young Women's
President, Relief Society President and many other positions.
She was preceded in death by her parents, D.W. and Nelda Nance; and
one brother, Jim Nance.
Survivors include her husband of 26 years, Terry; a son, Terry G. Garrett
of Midwest City, a daughter Aubrey of Oklahoma City; and two grandchildren,
Matylin Grace Garrett and Aidan Emory Woolcott.
William M. (Bill) Garrison died Friday evening, Jan. 7, 2000, at his
home. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Monday at the First United Methodist
Church of Altus with the Rev. Ken Pate and the Rev. Scott Spencer officiating.
Cremation will follow. Arrangement s are under the direction of Kincannon
Garrison was born July 19, 1925, in Ryan, to Roy and Beunah Keller
Garrison and graduated from Ryan High School in 1943. On July 30, 1943,
he married Dorene Shaffer in Ryan. He served during World War II in the
He retired from Public Service Company after 39 years. He was a member
of the First United Methodist Church, a 32 degree Mason, a Shriner and
a former member of the Altus City Council as well as being a former president
of the Altus Chamber of Commerce.
Garrison was preceded in death by his wife Dorene on Aug. 3, 1999;
his parents; three brothers, Kent, LeRoy and Paul Garrison.
Survivors include: three daughters and their husbands, Lorraine and
John Crabb, Stillwater, Marti and Larry Taylor of Hollis and Lonni and
Ted Boone of Burns Flat; one son, Bill Garrison, Jr. of Como, Miss.; one
brother, O.B. Garrison of Chickasha; eight grandchildren, Jay Crabb and
his wife Jennifer of Tulsa, Byron Crabb, also of Tulsa, Lt. Stephen and
Lt. Laura Taylor of Goldsboro, N.C. and Grandsfork, N.D., Ty and Rusty
Taylor of Hollis, Trey Garrison of Oklahoma City, Tad and Mandy Boone of
Burns Flat, Staci Hunley and her husband Chris of Norman; two great grandsons;
one step great granddaughter; nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Lester Hurschel Hager, 81, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000, at Mangum City
Hospital. Funeral services are set for 1 p.m. Thursday at Greer Funeral
Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Tatyrek of Willow officiating. Burial
will follow at Willow Cemetery.
Hager was born April 12, 1918, in the White Flat Community to R.C.
and Birdie Edwards Hager. He lived his life in the Greer County area.
He was well known for helping in the parking lot at football games
and local fairs. He was an honorary member of the Tiger TV Crew, helped
with numerous activities and often rode with the local police on their
He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Hager was preceded in death by his mother on June 30, 1952; his father
on Jan. 22, 1973; two brothers, C.M. Hager on Dec. 22, 1929 and Bert Hager
on July 28, 1923.
He is survived by brothers, Earl Hager and his wife Beatrice of Willow
and Price Hager and his wife Wanda of Odessa, Texas.
Chapel service for Leta Mae Hefner, 82, Lubbock, Texas, are set for
3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel in Muleshoe,
Texas with the Rev. Truman Johnson officiating. The family will receive
friends from 6 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at
Muleshoe Memorial Park Cemetery.
Hefner died Jan. 29, 2000, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock. She
was born June 22, 1917, in Davidson. She married J.M. Hefner in Frederick
on Dec. 6, 1941.
She graduated from Wilson District Consolidated #2 in Davidson. She
was the daughter of W.A. and Buena Dickerson. She and her husband lived
in Altus from 1946 until 1963, when they moved to Muleshoe. They retired
in 1982 and traveled until 1988 when they moved to Carlsbad, N.M. In 1993,
they moved to Lubbock.
Survivors include: her husband, J.M. Hefner of Lubbock; one daughter,
Tana (Marshall) Young of Dimmitt, Texas; one sister, Gladys McAlister of
Muleshoe; two grandchildren, Dana (Coy) Jameson of Friona, Texas and Jim
(Susan) Holmes of Lubbock; three great grandchildren, Alexandra Holmes
of Lubbock and Tyler Jordan and Joshua Kyle Jameson of Friona. She is also
survived by one step-granddaughter, Darla and Dennis Rice and one step-great
granddaughter, Danielle Rice.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the donor's choice.
Albert "Al" Alvis Hicks, 62, died at his home Saturday, Jan. 22, 2000.
Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, at the Tabernacle
Baptist Church with the Rev. David Chittenden officiating. Burial will
follow at the Frederick Cemetery under the direction of Kincannon Funeral
He was born Jan. 23, 1937, in Altus to Arthur A. and Alva Hodges Hicks.
He attended schools in Altus. He worked in southwest Oklahoma as a carpenter,
the OSU Research Station in Altus and Tipton, Altus Air Force Base, Shepard
Air Force Base, Texas and Fort Sill. He married Shirley Ann Daugherty-Roberts
Sept. 22,1977 in Vernon, Texas. He was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist
Church. His hobbies included fishing, woodworking, and spending time with
his family and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Floy Lee and
Survivors include his wife, Shirley of the home; two daughters, Sara
Roberts-Blasingame, Wichita Falls, Texas, Donna Roberts-Low and husband,
Richard, Waxahachie, Texas; a son, Ricky Roberts and wife, Linda, Frederick;
two sisters Bobbie McCluskey, Beaumont, texas and Billie Taylor, Altus;
a grandson and six granddaughters.
Otto L. Holthe, 71, long time Altus resident, died Saturday, Jan. 1,
2000. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000 at Our Savior Lutheran
Church with Pastor Haynes Dugan officiating. Arrangements and services
are under the direction of Kincannon-Lee Funeral Home.
He was born Sept. 26, 1928 in Red Wing, Minn. to Otto and Helen (Huber)
Holthe. He graduated from high school at Red Wing. He married Sammie Doughtery
Aug. 17, 1952 in Dallas. He served in the United States Air Force from
1948 until his retirement in 1974 and had obtained the rank of Senior Master
Sergeant. He worked at the base commissary and in the Civil Service until
his retirement in 1990. He attended Western Oklahoma State College and
obtained a bachelors degree from Southern Illinois University. He was a
member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Air Force Association. His
hobbies included coaching, golf and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his father, Otto and a sister, Barbara
Survivors include his wife, Sammie of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law,
Cathy and Al Colangelo of Germany; Cindy and Gary Carrick of Collierville,
Tenn.; three sons, and two daughters-in-law, Otto Lawrence Jr. and Nancy
Holthe of Sentinel, Sam and Rose Marie Holthe of Duncan and John Holthe
of Altus; his mother, Helen Holthe of Ellsworth, Kan.; six grandchildren
and many friends.
The family requests memorials be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church
Ruby Kastner, 89, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000, at Jackson County Memorial
Hospital. Funeral services are set for 1 p.m. Monday at Lowell-Tims Chapel
with the Rev. C.W. Parker officiating. Interment will follow at Altus Cemetery
under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
Kastner was born Nov. 13, 1910, at Greenville, Texas, the daughter
of Joseph Willis and Minnie Talbert Rollins. She married Hiram Stanford
Kastner on July 7, 1933 at Altus. She was a longtime resident of Altus
and Jackson County. She was a homemaker and member of the Southside Baptist
Kastner was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers, Ray, Erb,
Lester, Carl, Harl and Bill Rollins and one sister, Thelma Roberson Goolsby.
Survivors include: three children, Daphne Hanna and husband Bob of
Woodward, Jackie Stinnett and husband Richard of Lowry City, Mo. and Steve
Kastner and wife Judy of Altus; her husband, Hiram Stanford Kastner, Altus;
eight grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Cecil H. Keck, 65, Temple, died Jan. 26, at Randlett. Graveside services
conducted from the Temple Cemetery 1 p.m. Saturday with the Rev. Craig
Stuke officiating. Services are under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral
Home in Temple.
He was born to Jim and Lize (Richards) Keck April 17, 1934 at Boswell.
He grew up in the Altus area and attended both Friendship and Martha schools.
He service in the United States Army. He worked most of his life as a building
contractor mainly in the construction field around Altus but also around
Lawton many other Oklahoma towns. He was a lifetime member of the Veteran
of Foreign Wars.
He was preceded in death by a step-son, David Harrison in 1982.
Survivors include his wife, Marietta of Temple; two daughters, Bonnie
Gessner of Walters and Anita Martin of Longview, Texas; two stepdaughters,
Teresa England of Paris and Kim Bowman of Burton, Texas; a step-son, Steven
England of Chickasha; six sisters, Joy Anderson of Walters, Francis Bigford
of Randlett, Jewel Green of Temple, Pat Gilley of Comanche, Mary Kincannon
of Altus and Barbara Gilley of Canadian, texas; two brothers, Donald Wayne
Keck of Oklahoma City and Dwight Keck of Phoenix; three grandchildren and
several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Longtime Olustee resident Herbert W. "Red" Laird, 87, died Dec. 31
at Grace Living Center, Altus. Funeral services have been scheduled for
2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3 at Lowell-Tims Chapel with Bill Osborne and Ed Lobaugh
officiating. intement will follow in the Olustee Cemetery under the direction
of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home. The family will have visitation from 2-4 p.m.
today at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
He was born Sept. 26, 1912 in Davidson to George and Nellie May (Black)
Laird. On Oct. 25, 1942 he and Auneta Brunson were united in marriage in
Altus. She preceded him in death July 15, 1986. In 1990, he married Etta
Jean Hestand in Olustee. She preceded him in death in 1992. He served in
the U.S. Army during World War II for four years, most of which was overseas.
He was the postmaster in Olustee until his retirement in December of 1977.
He was an active member of the Church of Christ in Olustee for most of
He was preceded in death by his parents, wives, one brother, five stepbrothers,
one stepsister and one step grandson.
He is survived by five stepdaughters, Florence Russell of DeQueen,
Arkansas, Barbara Pryor and husband Jim of Olustee, Peggy Miller and husband
Robert of Altus, Janice Rohde and husband Bill of Kansas City, Missouri,
and Sandra Hestand of Oklahoma City. He is also survived by one sister
Edith Preston, Altus; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and a host
of nieces, nephews and other relatives; and many friends.
Memorials may be made to the Church of Christ in Olustee in memory
of Herby W. "Red" Laird.
Services for Eugene Hansford Landes, 88, will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan.
15, 2000 at the First Christian Church with Rev. Coy Parsley, officiating
and Rev. Truman Ferguson, pastor of the First Christian Church, assisting.
He died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000 in Frederick following a lengthy illness.
Burial will be at Frederick Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Frederick
She was born Jan. 4, 1912 to Devol to Oliver Steele and Sarah (Wilkins)
Sears Landes. He was a graduate of Devol High School. At the age of 15
he attended the University of Oklahoma and played on the football team.
He received a bachelors in education from Central State University and
a masters in education from Southwestern State University. He joined the
United States Army in 1943 and was discharged in December of 1945. While
serving, he was awarded many honors including the Purple Heart. He married
May 14, 1938 in Frederick. He was a life time member and awarded lifetime
elder at the First Christian Church. He helped with the construction of
the new building. He was a school teacher in this area for 40 years before
retiring. He was also a successful farmer in Tillman County for many years.
He was a member of the Tillman-jackson Retired Teachers Association.
Survivors include his wife, Cleta Merle, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law,
Merle Hansford and Sandy Landes of Frederick; three grandchildren and three
He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, William Orpheus,
Reeford, Clifton and Clayton landes; a sister, Ora DeVeryl Akin.
Memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society.
Jamie Aldred Lee, 81, died Jan. 12 at Memorial Health University in
Savannah, Ga. after a brief illness. Services were held Saturday at the
Statesboro, Ga. First United Methodist Church with Dr. Don Adams officiating.
The Rev. Karen Prevatt and the Rev. Fred Maddox will assist. Burial will
be at the Eastside Cemetery.
She was a graduate of the University of Georgia. She was a retired
bookkeeper for Altman Pontiac after 15 years of service. She was a member
of the Statesboro First United Methodist Church where she was member of
the the Crusaders Sunday School Class.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Billy and Gayle
Lee of Altus, John and Malvina Lee of Tampa, Fla. and Don and Tersa Lee
of Hagan; and five grandchildren.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Statesboro
First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 534, Statesboro, Ga. 30459.
Wallace "Boots" Lewis, 89, Altus, died Thursday at Jackson County Memorial
Hospital. Services will be 2:30 p.m. Monday at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home
Chapel with Elder Bennie Alexander and Elder Charles Conway officiating.
Burial will follow at the Altus City Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims
He was born Jan. 29, 1910, in Reagan, Texas , to Wallace and Amanda
"Mandy" (Snowden) Lewis. Boots was a long-time resident of Altus and Jackson
County. He married Bernice Green March 5, 1994, in Altus. He worked on
the railroad and was a foreman at the Altus Cotton Compress where he retired
in 1985. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Church of God in Christ in Altus.
Survivors include his wife, Bernice, of the home in Altus; a daughter,
Earlene Lewis, Altus; six grandchildren, Patricia Jenkins, Elvita Martin,
Wallace Lewis Foster, George Foster, Beverly Foster and Amanda Holman;
15 great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren. He is also
survived by a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; six sisters, Eassie V. Horton,
Cassie Mae Walton, Victoria Lewis, Sarah Rendalle, Gertrude Robinson, Pearleane
Allison; a brother, Willie Lee Harris and a nieces, Mildred Thomas.
Willie Mae Luker, 81, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2000. Services will be
2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, 2000 at the First Baptist Church of Hollis with
the Rev. James Densman and the Rev. David Furlow officiating. Burial will
follow at Fairmount Cemetery under the direction of Patterson-Greer Funeral
Home of Hollis.
She was born July 5, 1918, in Fort Worth, Texas to Willie and Mary
Mitchel. She married Cecil Luke Dec. 24, 1943, in Hollis. She was a life
long resident of Harmon County and was a member of the First Baptist Church
where taught Sunday School for many years. She taught math English in the
Hollis School system for 36 years.
Survivors include her husband, Cecil Luker, of the home: two sisters,
Grace Hunter and Geneva Cates both of Norman; many nieces and nephews.
WICHITA, Kan. - Doris Wynell Madden, 77, died in Wichita, Kan.. Services
will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Downing-Lake Mortuary in Wichita. Burial will
be at Lakeview Garden Cemetery in Wichita.
She was born Aug. 24, 1922 to Edgar and Eliza (Rosenbaum) Shield. She
married Norris Madden July 15, 1940 at Wellington, Kan. She attended school
in Altus and graduated from Altus High School in 1940.
Survivors include her husband, Morris of the home; a son and daughter-in-law,
Bill and Donna Madden of Lexington, Ky.; two daughters and a son-in-law,
Marilyn Madden of Kansas City, Mo. and Susan and Terry Shain of Wichita;
a sister and brother-in-law, Darlene and Carlus Kastner of Altus; five
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Gene Shield
of Los Angeles and a sister, Mary Hayes of Amarillo, Texas.
Danny Mack Mains, 46, Olustee, died Saturday Jan. 22, 2000 at Comanche
County Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. Funeral services are
scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, 2000 at the Lowell-Tims Funeral Home
Chapel with the Rev. Keith Edwin Wiginton II officiating. Burial will follow
at the Altus City Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
He was born Nov. 1, 1953 in Altus to Samuel Frederick and Lavon Mains
McMahon. He married Carl Ann Ballard Feb. 2, 1972 in Vernon, Texas. He
was a graduate of Navajo High School and very active member of the First
Baptist Church of Olustee.
Survivors include his wife, Carl Ann of the home in Olustee; three
children, Danny Mack Mains II and his wife Cynthia of Olustee, Carla Fancher
and husband Tony of Altus and Tiffany Bearden of Olustee; his mother, Lavon
McMahan of Olustee; his father, Samuel Frederick Mains II and wife Julia
of Vian; two brothers, Samuel Frederick Mains III of Golden, Colo, and
Michael Mains and wife, Carla of Tulsa; a grandson, Colbie Mack Fancher
of Altus and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Samuel Frederick Mains
and a step-father, John Robert McMahan.
Memorials may be made to the Olustee First Baptist Church Building
fund in memory of Danny Mack Mains.
Services for Dr. Bill H. Mask, 70, Mountain Park, will be 3 p.m. Wednesday
at the First Baptist Church of Snyder with the Rev. Ken Pate, pastor of
the First United Methodist Church Altus, and the Rev. Jeff Flowers, pastor
of the First Baptist Church, Snyder officiating. He died Sunday at Jackson
County Memorial Hospital officiating. Burial will be at the Centerville
Cemetery, west of Mountain Park, under the direction of Becker Funeral
Home of Snyder.
He was born Nov. 11, 1929 in Mountain Park. He married Charlena Dempsey
Sept. 29, 1950 in Lawton. He practiced medicine in Hobart and Oklahoma
City, from 1971 to 1997.
Survivors include his wife, Charlena of the home; three children, Keland
Mask and his wife, Barbara of Oklahoma City, Tena Von Tungeln, Altus and
Jon Mask of Norman; a sister, Brenda Wilhite of Snyder; three granddaughters
and five great-grandchildren.
Services for Paula Sue Lauderdale Masters, 68-year-old Hollis resident
will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Kincannon Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Osborne
officiating. Burial will follow at the Altus City Cemetery under the direction
of Kincannon Funeral Home. She died in her home on Tuesday.
She was born Sept. 1, 1931, Olustee to Paul and Maxine (Smith) Kaufman.
She grew up in Olustee and graduated from Olustee High School in 1949.
She married Clois Lauderdale Aug. 1, 1948 and they made their home in Eldorado.
He died in December, 1969 and Sue then made her home in Altus in 1970.
In June 1980, she married Glynn Masters in Hollis, where they made their
home. Her hobbies included crocheting, collecting Avon, watching sports
and the Dallas Cowboys on television.
Survivors include her children, Darla Adams and her husband, Harley
of Concordia, Kan., Max Lauderdale and his wife, Jana of Norman, Joe Lauderdale
of Irvine, Calif., Kim Whisenant of Hollis, Candy Masters of Stinnett,
Texas, Cindy Jefferson of Hollis, Brent Masters of Moore and Rick Masters
of Weatherford; her mother, Maxine Kaufman of Olustee; two sisters and
their husbands, Vicki and Jerry Pippin of Mangum and Darlene and Wally
Albers of Bella Vista, Ark. a brother and his wife, Jerry and Nancy Kaufman
of Weatherford; 18 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews,
others relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by his father, Paul Kaufman in 1979; husbands
Clois Lauderdale in 1969 and Glynn Masters in 1997.
Susan Kathleen (Waggoner) Mealer, 51, Blair, died Thursday, Jan. 6,
2000, at Jackson County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services are set for
11 a.m. Saturday at the Kincannon Chapel with Pastor Maurice Hibbard officiating.
A graveside commital will follow at 1:30 p.m. at the Sharon Cemetery in
Gotebo, under the direction of Kincannon Funeral Home.
Mealer was born March 30, 1948, in Oklahoma City, to Charles Edward
and Ella Mae Eskew Waggoner. She graduated from Putnam City High School
in 1966 and Cameron University in 1981. She married Johnny Mealer June
9, 1983, in Altus and was employed as coordinator of the Taliaferro Mental
Health Clinic in Altus. She was also a registered nurse and a counselor
at the clinic.
She was a member of the American Kennel Club and loved animals and
enjoyed raising miniature Schnauzers.
She was preceded in death by her father and a daughter, Lisa Burnett.
Survivors include: her husband, Johnny of the home; a daughter, Crystal
Rose Patterson and her husband Tim of Blair; three sons, Wayne Edward Birk,
Chico, Calif., Jason Corey Birk and his wife Kelley, Leesville, La. and
Joshua Lee Mealer and Samantha Wilson, Altus; three grandchildren, Matthew
Alan Birk, Tyler Corey Birk and Alexander Bradley Shields; her mother,
Ella Mae Waggoner, Pembrook Pines, Fla.; mother-in-law and father-in-law,
John and Joy Mealer, Altus; a brother, George Waggoner, Pembrook Pines,
Fla. and many friends.
QUINCY, Ill. - Gayle S. Monnier, 81, Quincy, Ill, formerly of Mangum
died Sunday at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday,
at the Lamporte Funeral Home of Carthage, Ill with Fr. J.A. Small officiating.
Burial will be in the Graham Cemetery near Basco, Ill.
She was born May 17, 1918 at Mangum to William S. and Ida Mae Darnell
Steimer. She married John Edward Monnier Oct. 4, 1944 at Little Rock, Ark.
She was a United States Army veteran serving as a 2nd Lieutenant in
the Army Nurses Corp during World War II. Her hobbies included cooking,
playing cards and being with her family.
Survivors include her husband, John Edward Monnier; three daughters
and two sons-in-law, Mary E. Gary Reed of Quincy, Lou Ann and David Metternich
of Nauvoo, Ill and Nancy J. Halpin of Easton, Pa.; six sons and four daughters-in-law,
Daniel W. and Kathy Monnier of Arlington, Texas, John Robert and Pam Monnier
of Kingsport, Pa., Paul A. and Theresa of Warsaw, Ill., Mark G. and Becky
Nommier of Niota, Ill., Stephen F. Monnier of Wausau, Wis. and David E.
Monnier of Dallas City, Ill.; a brother, Darnell Steimer of Eufaula and
a sister, LaVerne Green of Altus; 21 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one step-brother.
Memorials may be made to the Illinois Veterans Homes Activities Fund.
Billy Frank Moore died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000, at the age of 66. Funeral
services are set for 11 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church
in Hollis with the Rev. Clem Dozer officiating. Interment will follow at
Fairmount Cemetery under the direction of Patterson-Greer Funeral Home
Moore was born June 28, 1933, in Hollis, to Wilcy and Grace Sapp Moore.
He was a life long resident of Harmon County and graduated from Hollis
High School and farmed for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilcy and Grace Moore.
Survivors include: two sons, Bill Moore and his wife Joanie, Edmond
and Brent Moore of Hollis; two daughters, Melissa Nault, Atlanta, Ga. and
Pamela Miller and her husband Scott of Owasso; one step-daughter, Vickie
Beard of Owasso; two brothers, Cy Moore of Hollis and Udell Moore of Denver,
Colo.; one sister, Lavonia Sheid of Fort Worth, Texas; three grandchildren,
Dustin Moore, Hollis, Jordon Moore, Edmond and Michael Logan Moore of Cordell.
Memorial may be made to the Hollis High School Athletic Department
William "Bill" Murphy, Sr., 62, died Sunday at the Southwestern Medical
Center in Lawton. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Kincannon-lee
Chapel with the rev. C.W. Parker officiating. Graveside services with full
military honors will follow at the Altus City Cemetery under the direction
of Kincannon Funeral Home.
He was born Dec. 3, 1937 in Youngstown, Ohio to Edward Murphy, Sr.
and Mildred Whitacre Murphy. He attended school in Youngstown and married
Gereta Shipley Nov. 12, 1956 in Vernon, Texas. He was a veteran of the
United States Air Force having served in Vietnam. He was stationed at bases
all over the world including, Germany, Hawaii, Topeka, Kan.; Wichita Falls,
Texas; and Massachusetts.
He retired from the Air Force in 1975. He and his family moved to Altus
in 1976. He was the circulation manager at the Altus Times for 18 years
and retired in 1994. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. His
hobbies included umpiring little league and American Legion baseball and
men's ASA sanctioned softball, playing pool, shuffleboard, yardwork and
spending time with his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Amber Murphy;
and two brothers, Edward Murphy, Jr. and Donald Murphy.
Survivors include his wife, Gereta of the home; a daughter, Robin Thompson
of Altus; three sons and two daughters-in-law, William Murphy, Jr., Altus;
Dennis and Teresa Murphy, Altus, Tim and Gloria Murphy, Altus; a sister
and brother-in-law, Elaine and George Adams and a brother, Dennis Murphy
all of Youngstown, Ohio; a father-in-law and mother-in-law, Richard and
Maye Watts of Temple, Texas and many other friends and relatives.
The Murphy family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at
the Kincannon Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Oklahoma medical
Research Foundation, heart Division, in care of Kincannon Funeral Home.
Verdie E. Neighbors, 91, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2000, at Bryan County
Manor in Durant. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. today at Greer
Funeral Home Chapel in Mangum.
Neighbors was born Oct. 17, 1908, near Willow Grove, Tenn. She was
one of 11 children born to Tom Burr Sr. and Maggie Maxfield Neighbors.
In 1910, Neighbors moved with her parents and grandparents to the Granite
area where they became one of the pioneer families in the community. The
family lived near the Quartz community south of town for several years,
then eventually relocated to Lake Creek. She attended Fairview and Lake
In August of 1921, she was saved and baptized at the First Baptist
Church of Granite where her grandfather, Newell E. Neighbors was serving
For the past several years, she had lived in a convalescent home in
Neighbors was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Herman, Lloyd
and Tom Burr, Jr. and her sisters, Alice and Mattie, as well as an infant
brother buried at Mt. Pisgah Methodist Church cemetery near Oakley, Tenn.
Survivors include: her sisters, Mary of Rochester, N.Y. and LaVanna
of Maui, Hawaii and two brothers, Doc of Louisville, Ken. and Billy of
Yorba Linda, Calif.
Joe Bob Nolen, died Thursday in Okmulgee. Services are pending at Lowell-Tims
Daniel Bruce Parrish died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2000. He was born in Altus
on Nov. 15, 1930. He attended Altus Schools, was a Korean War Veteran and
received a bachelor's degree at Southwestern Oklahoma State University
in Weatherford. He was the owner and manager of "The Lumber Shed" lumber
yard in Oklahoma City since 1960.
He is survived by his wife Virginia and son Patrick, both of Edmond;
brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Patterson and nephew Perry
He asked before his death that memorial contributions be sent to the
Oklahoma Cancer Research Foundation. Graveside services, under the direction
of Baggerley Funeral Home, are set for 2 p.m. Friday at Gracelawn Cemetery
Keith Pigg, 94, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2000, at North Bay Hospital in
Aransas Pass, Texas. Graveside services were held Friday, Jan. 14 at Valley
Memorial Gardens Cemetery in McAllen, Texas, with the Rev. Floyd Connors
officiating. Skinner Silva Funeral Home of Edinburg, Texas, was in charge
of the funeral arrangements.
Pigg was preceded in death by his wife Allene; his parents, Clarence
and Lucy Pigg; a sister, Doris Bailey and his two brothers, Cloys and Jess
Survivors include: three daughters, Mona Keith, Martha (Fred) Bingham
and Billie Beasley; a sister, Maxine Booth ; six grandchildren and five
Francis Mae Pride, 95, of Altus died Dec. 30, 1999 at the Jackson County
Memorial Hospital. Funeral services are set for 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan.
3 at the Lowell-Tims Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Everett Smalts officiating.
Interment will follow at the Rock Cemetery at Duke under the direction
of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
She was born July 18, 1904 in Hollis to William Nathan Hunter and Stella
Velma (Landrith) Pate. She has lived in the Altus and Jackson County area
for the past 27 years, moving here from San Diego, California. She was
a member of the Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers and
She is survived by two sisters Jodie Payne and Lorene Pate, both of
Duke; one sister-in-law Maybelle Pate of Weatherford; a host of nieces,
nephews and other family and friends.
Dorthea B. Pyles, 84 of Altus, died Jan. 1, 2000 at the Quartz Mountain
Care Center. Services are pending at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
Sherolyn Jan Raulston, 47, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at Comanche
County Memorial Hospital in Lawton. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m.
today at the Church of Christ in Granite with the Rev. Arol Steverson officiating.
Interment was at Granite City Cemetery under the direction of Greer Funeral
Raulston was born Jan. 13, 1953, at Mangum to Willie Louis and Mary
Alice Brooks Fletcher. She married Oscar Beverly Raulston on Aug. 18, 1974,
in Wellington, Texas. She was a homemaker, a mother, and also worked in
the health care field.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include: her husband J.R. Raulston; a son, Ronnie Wayne Raulston,
Granite; brothers, Steve and his wife Cathy Fletcher of Granite and Danny
Fletcher; three sisters, Alta Lou Akers, Olustee, Donna Terry of Altus
and Martha Fletcher, also of Altus.
James Robert (Jim Bob) Redelsperger died Sunday night. Services will
be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000 at the First Baptist Church of Altus
with the Rev. Keith Wiginton officiating. Burial with full military honors
will follow at the Altus Cemetery under the direction of the Lowell-Tims
He was a graduate of Altus High School where he was active in the Future
Farmers of America, all-school productions and was a manager for the Altus
High football team. He was a student at Western Oklahoma State College,
the National Guard and he worked for Tommy Abernathy.
Survivors include his father and mother, John and Karen Redelsperger
of Altus; three brothers, Jon Paul Redelsperger of Enid, Jay Mark Redelsperger
of Norman and Joe Don Redelsperger of Altus; maternal grandmother Imojean
Carter, paternal grandmother, Myrl Redelsperger of Oklahoma City; a special
friend Tana Yates and several aunts and uncles.
Memorials in honor of Jim Bob Redelsperger may be made to the Baptist
Childrens Home through the First Baptist Church of Altus.
Allie Mae Reeves, 83, died Thursday at an Abilene, Texas hospital.
Graveside services were held today at the City of Abilene Cemetery, with
the Rev. David Botterbrodt officiating. Services were under the direction
of Abilene Funeral Home.
She was born in Ozark, Ark. and she moved to Abilene from Altus in
1996. She married Woodrow Wilson Reeves Aug.. 23, 1937 in Ozark, Ark. He
died in 1994. She was also preceded in death by a son, Herbert Wilson Reeves
who died in 1953. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist
Church of Altus.
Survivors include two sons, Carol Gene Reeves of Marysville, Texas
and Johnie Franklin Reeves of Abilene; two daughters, Reba Louise Waldon
of Abilene and Barbara Ann Klien of Reno, Nev.; 11 grandchildren and 15
Opal E. Reid died Saturday in Oklahoma City at the age 93. She was
born July 15, 1906 in Olustee to Ernest and Trudy Eley. Services will be
10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church of Altus with the Rev.
Barry Worcester officiating. Burial will be at the Altus City Cemetery
under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
A Jackson County resident for most of her life, she was a graduate
of Altus High School and earned a bachelors and masters degrees from the
University of Oklahoma. She was a retired school teacher. She was a member
of the First Christian Church, Alpha Xi Sorority and P.E.O.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Alton Reid;
her son, Don Reid; and two brothers, Guy Eley and Ernest Eley, Jr.
Survivors by her sister, Hazel Watson of Norman; her daughter, Ronda
McCoy of Oklahoma City; a grandson, Kyle McCoy of Oklahoma City; a granddaughter,
Kelly Edwards; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials in Opal E. Reid's name may be made to the First Christian
Church of Altus.
Graveside services for Pearl I. Richardson, 84-year old Chickasha,
resident, will be Friday, Jan. 14, 2000 at 2 p.m. at the Olustee Cemetery
with the Rev C.W. Ramsey officiating. Services are under the direction
of Kincannon Funeral Home of Altus.
She was born Jan. 9, 1916 in Altus to L.C. and Carrie (Beeson) Jones.
She graduated from Porter High School in 1935. She lives in Pasadena, Calif,
for more than 50 years, where she worked as a secretary for different businesses.
She was a member of the Baptist faith.
She died on Jan. 11, 2000 in the Grady County Memorial Hospital in
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Joe and
Fred Jones. She is survived by her sister; Dorothy Clowdus of Chickasha
and a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan.
13, at the Kincannon Funeral Home.
Claude Risinger, Cache, 83, died Saturday. Services will be 2:30 p.m.
Thursday at the Whinery-Huddleston Chapel with the Rev. John Webb and the
Rev. John Morrow officiating. Burial will follow at the Cache Cemetery
under the direction of Whinery-Huddleston Funeral Service of Lawton.
He was born Aug. 5, 1916, Friendship to Texie Anna and Walter J. Risinger..
He married Willis Gertrude (Mumford) Risinger at Cache June 5, 1940. He
was a mechanic and foreman for Comanche County until his retirement in
1982. He was a member of the Baptist Church. His hobbies include bird hunting
and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his wife
and nine brothers and sisters.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Carrol and Betty Risinger,
Sydney, Mont., three daughters and a son-in-law, Shirley and Ken Lockhart,
Claudine Hill and Leona Turner all of Cache; a brother, W.J. Risinger of
Altus; a sister, Thelma Harrell of Cache; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren
and several nieces and nephews.
James Wesley Robinson, 81, died Dec. 30, 1999 at Altus from complications
resulting from pneumonia. Services are pending at Peoples Funeral Home
in Lone Wolf. Burial will be in Iowa.
He was born Sept. 26, 1918 in Green Castle, Mo. He married Thelma Huen
in 1937. He farmed before working as a tinner at Decker's Meat Packing
Plant in Mason, City, Iowa. He was an avid supporter of labor unions and
the working man. He retired as a field representative for the United Packing
House Workers and moved to Altus in 1976.
Survivors include a son, Duane of Anchorage, Alaska; a daughter, Deloris
Treloar of Altus; his sister, Reva Eide of Iowa Falls, Iowa; a special
friend, Octavia Sunderland of Altus; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Donald and by four brothers and sisters.
Mary Belle Rollins, 99-year-old resident of Artesia, New Mexico, formerly
of Altus, died at her home Dec. 29, 1999. Graveside services will be Tuesday,
Jan. 4, 2000 at 2 p.m. in the Altus City Cemetery. Rev. Mark Sewell will
officiate. Arrangements are by Kincannon Funeral Home of Altus.
Rollins was born Sept. 23, 1900 in Waxahachie, Texas to William McFielden
Varnell and Olive Stephen Cook Varnell. In 1920, together with her family,
she moved by wagon to the Oklahoma Territory, where they settled near Altus.
Following WWI, she was united in marriage on Feb. 5, 1920 to Erbon Oliver
Rollins. They made their home in Altus before moving to Oklahoam City in
1936. After her husband's death in 1954, she moved to Artesia where she
has made her home since. During her lifetime she was employed in retail
sales, was a licensed practical nurse, and owned and operated the Rollins
Doll Hospital in Artesia. She was a member ofthe Baptist faith and was
active in Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, brother Wornie
Varnell, sister-in-law Vollie Varnell and son-in-law John C. Ward.
She is survived by daughter Erbalene Rollins Ward of Artesia; grandson
E.J. Ward and his wife Jenny of Roswell, New Mexico; great grandchildren,
Lacey Ward and Josh Ward, both of Roswell; brother Judson Varnell and wife
Lucille, Tulsa; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Ray Lawrence Royal, 84, Hollis died Saturday at Jackson County Memorial
Hospital in Altus. Services were held this morning at Patterson Greer Chapel
in Hollis with Bob Garton officiating. Burial was at Fairmount Cemetery
in Hollis under the direction of Patterson Greer Funeral Home.
Ray was born March 18, 1915, in Harmon County to Burley Ray and Katie
(Harmon) Royal. He married Pearl Burch June 17, 1941. She preceded him
in death March 1, 1984. He married Virginia Cain in November, 1984 in Farmers
Branch, Texas. He owned and operated Ray Royal Garage in Hollis for many
years in Hollis. He served in the United States Army during World War II.
H was awarded the Purple Heart.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia (Cain) Royal, of Farmers Branch,
Texas; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda Rae and Ron Bridges of Harrah;
a daughter-in-law, Billie Jay Royal of Shawnee two brothers and a sister-in-law,
Darrell and Edith Royal of Austin, Texas and Don Royal of Tipton; a step-daughter
and son-in-law, Cindy and David Moore of Farmers Branch, Texas; four grandchildren,
three step-grandchildren and friends Lawrence and Mary Jo Beck of Hollis.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Pearl; his son,
Tommy Darrell Royal; in 1998; one brother, Glenn Royal; and his two sisters,
Mahota White and Ruba Royal.
Frances E. Shaw, 75, died Monday Jan. 10, 2000 at Grace Living Center
in Mangum. She was born July 3, 1924 to J.A. and Pearl (Davis) Weston,
near Russell, Oklahoma. She graduated from Centralvue High School, during
World War II, she was employed in Long Beach, Ca. working in ship yards.
She was one of the original "Rosie The Rivetors", for the war effort. She
retired from North American Rockwell after 25 years as a materials records
clerk. She moved to the Mangum area about 15 years ago.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, James Richard
Weston, and a three-year-old daughter, Gwendolyn. She is survived by a
daughter Pamela Jean Slay and her husband, Marvin of San Diego, Calif.
and a sister Mildred Gable, of Mangum.
Graveside services will be Friday, Jan. 14, 2000 at 2:00 PM at Riverside
Cemetery in Mangum with Eddie Beard officiating.
Ester Fayrene Shelton, 85, Altus, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2000, at Jackson
County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Friday at
the First Assembly of God on Falcon Road with Richard Ventonis officiating.
Burial will follow at Altus City Cemetery under the direction of Peoples
Cooperative Funeral Home of Lone Wolf.
Shelton was born May 1, 1914, in Henderson County, Texas, to Marion
and Pearl Hamill Shaver. She grew up there and married J.O. (Obie) Shelton
on Oct. 7, 1931, in Henderson County. He preceded her in death May 12,
They moved to Martha in 1944, and farmed in that area until moving
to Altus in 1964. She was a member of the First Assembly of God in Altus.
Shelton was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 63 years,
J.O. Shelton; one daughter, Peggy; two brothers, Clifford and Malcom Shaver
and four sisters, Myrtle Shaver, Gertie Morman, Lucille Walker and Beatrice
Survivors include: two sons, Bill Shelton and his wife Rosalie, Albuquerque,
N.M. and Mickey Shelton and his wife Sharron, Altus; one daughter, Nelda
Ducharme, Deltona, Fla.; son-in-law, Denis Ducharme, Deltona, Fla.; one
brother, Guy Shaver and his wife Sybil, Chandler, Texas; eight grandchildren,
Michael Ducharme and wife Nancy, Deltona, Fla., David Ducharme and wife
Donna, Altus, Debra Cobb, Deltona, Fla., Mark Ducharme, Gainesville, Fla.,
John Shelton, West Hollywood, Calif., Tracy Shelton and wife Alishia, Jacksonville,
Fla., Liane Claiborne, Thousand Oaks, Calif. and Jana Henderson, Orange,
Calif.; five great grandchildren, Becky and Mike Ducharme of Florida, Justin
and Christopher Ducharme, Altus and Jessica Cobb, Altamont Springs, Fla.
and one great-great grandchild, Jake Dean, Altamont Springs, Fla.
Leona Nadine Stallings, 76, died Saturday at Colonial Manor Nursing
Home in Hollis. Graveside Services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at Fairmount
Cemetery in Hollis with the Rev. David Furrow officiating. Arrangements
will be with Patterson Greer Funeral Home.
She was born Jan. 12, 1923, to Ervin and Grace (Welch) Buell in Fort
Smith, Ark . She was a homemaker.
Survivors include five daughters, Betty McNiel of Dewey, Ariz.; Virginia
Vann of Hollis, Carolyn Winger of Hollis, Nan Skaats of Hollis and Patricia
Brooks of Homestead, Fla.; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul, parents, three brothers,
and two sisters.
Marjorie Ann Starr, 76, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, died
Jan. 12, 2000. She was born in Elroy, Wis. to Alvert and Vilma Sterba.
She grew up on a dairy farm, was valedictorian of her high school class,
attended Groves-Barnhart Business College in Madison, graduating with honors.
She pursued a career with the Maritime Commission in Washington, D.C. from
After raising a family in Altus, she became an administrative assistant
for Altus High School from 1964-1970. She was an active member of the First
United Methodist Church in Altus for many years. After moving to Oklahoma
City, she worked for TG&Y corporate headquarters as an administrative
assistant in the legal department from 1971-1987.
She enjoyed traveling, gardening, watching the stock market, reading,
and her family and friends. She was an avid collector and expert in Americana
and nostalgic antique items such as cooking jars, china figurines, pottery,
china and minature children's toy. She was active in charitable work for
the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Veterans of Foreign Wars, League for the
Blind and others. She followed educational issues closely, and was an advocate
and supporter of public schools in Oklahoma.
Survivors include her husband Bill Starr; daughters, Barbara Brown
and husband Jim of Oklahoma City, Kathy Pickering and husband Jim of Social
Circle, Ga. and stepson Bill Starr and wife Ruth of Altus. She is also
survived by her brother Maurice Sterba and wife Fern of Elroy, Wis. She
was the proud grandmother of Curt Brown, Jason Pickering, Eli Pickering
and wife Summer, Tara Starr, Kelly Peavler and husband John and great-grandchildren
Kory, Kamen and Kelsey Peavler. Numerous nieces, nephew and friends will
miss her greatly.
Memorial services will be held at Chapel Funeral Home and Memorial
Garden, 8701 N. W. Expressway, Oklahoma City, Monday, Jan. 17 at 10 a.m.
Donations may be made in her name to the First United Methodist Church
Building fund, Family Life Center, P.O. Box 501, Altus, Oklahoma 73521.
Funeral Mass for former Altus and Lawton resident, TSgt. (retired)
Edward L. Sydlo will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Catholic Church
with the Rev. Robert T. Wood officiating. He died Saturday in Clinton at
the age of 69. Burial with full military honors will be in Post Cemetery,
Fort Sill under the direction of Becker Funeral Home.
He was born June 14, 1930 in Hazleton, Penn. He married Sophie G. Sojka
on April 18, 1959 in Chambley, France. She preceded him in death Oct. 3,
1992. A 22-year veteran of the Air Force he served during the Korean Conflict.
After retirement he was employed in the civil service. He was a member
of the Holy Family Catholic Church.
Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Sylvia nd Harald
Kohlhoff, Greeley, Colo., Evelyne and Robin King, Altus and Cathy and Tom
Wilkes, Dover, Del.; his mother, Blanche Sydlo and a brother, Richard Sydlo
both of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two sisters-in-law, Helene Reubrecht, Elizabeth
Rotty, France; several nieces and nephews and seven grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society,
1305 W. Gore, Suite A. Lawton, Ok. 73501 or to the American Diabetes Association,
1211 N. Shartle Ave. #603, Oklahoma City, Ok. 73103-2425.
Louise Terry, 78, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2000, at the Elkview Hospital
in Hobart following an extended illness. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday,
Jan. 24, 2000 at the First Baptist Church of Hobart. The Rev. Tommy Clark
will officiate. Burial will be at the Hobart Rose Cemetery under the direction
of Hackney-Gish Funeral of Hobart.
She was born July 10, 1921, in Hobart to Ethel Ballard Terry and James
S. Terry. She graduated from Hobart High School in 1939 and from the University
of Oklahoma in 1943 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art and Social Studies.
She was a fashion artist and advertisement department head for several
major department stores in Phoenix, Denver, Dallas, and Houston. She also
did free lance work for national fashion magazines. She retired from Joske's
Department Store, Houston in 1987 and made her home in Hobart since that
time. She was active in civic and church work and was a member of the First
Baptist Church of Hobart, Victory Sunday School Class, Fortnightly Research
Club, Pen Women of Southwest Oklahoma, Art Guild and a Kiowa County Museum
Well known Altus area farmer and businessman Clayton Tinney died Saturday.
Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church
of Altus. Burial will follow in the Altus City Cemetery under the direction
of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
He was born Oct. 17, 1909 to Jim and Julia (Odiorne) Tinney in Frazier
where he attended Frazier school. He later attended Altus schools. He married
LaVelle Garren March 12, 1928 and were married for 60 years until her death
in November, 1997. They had two children Robbie Clay and Michael Don. He
was a member of the Baptist Church. He was active in his business pursuits
up until the time of his death. In the early part of his life he worked
as a butcher and as a sheep and cattle buyer and was the co-owner of the
Modern Implement and Fertilizer Company. He was involved in a partnership
in a cotton gin in Headrick, co-developed the Star addition in the south
part of Altus and served as a Director of the National Livestock Commission.
He served on the board of directors of the Lugert/Altus Irrigation
District and was a member and incorporator of TB&H oil company and
a farmer and rancher as well as a longtime supporter of the youth at the
Jackson County Livestock Show.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, his wife LaVelle, a son Mike
Tinney and a granddaughter-in-law, Johnna Beth Kerr.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Robbie Clay and Bob Kerr
of Altus; grandchildren, Garren Tinney of Oklahoma City , Robert Kerr of
Warren, Robin and Brad Wenk, Rodger and Tamara Kerr all of Altus; four
Donald R. Virnau, 69, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2000, in a Waco, Texas
hospital. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Friday at Columbus Avenue
Baptist Church with the Rev. Ron Durham officiating.
Virnau, the third of five sons, was born in Iowa, La. on Jan. 1, 1931,
to Walter A. Sr. and Juanita DuBose Virnau. After a move to Winnie-Stowell,
Texas, the family moved to Sealy, Texas, in 1944.
He graduated from Sealy High School in 1949, and from Southwest Texas
State University in 1952.
Following graduation, Virnau enlisted in the Air Force during the time
of the Korean War. During his time of service, he met and married Freda
Kendrix on July 31, 1965. He served his country for 14 years, and left
the Air Force as a captain.
Afterwards, he returned to Sealy and the family farm where they raised
a family of two sons. He retired from farming in 1985.
In 1990, he moved to Waco, Texas. There he was a faithful member of
Columbia Avenue Baptist Church and his Sunday school class.
Virnau was preceded in death by his parents Walter A. Sr. and Juanita
Virnau and brothers Richard and Harry Virnau.
Survivors include: his wife Freda Kendrix Virnau of 34 years, Waco,
Texas; sons, Chuck Virnau and wife Leigh Ann, Waco and Larry Virnau, Fort
Worth, Texas; two grandchildren, Hannah Christine Virnau and Rebecca Ann
Virnau; brothers, Walter A. Virnau, Jr. and wife Kathryn, Sealy, Texas
and Bill Virnau and wife Verlin of Katy, Texas; many nieces, nephews and
great nieces and nephews.
Borden Clay Walker, 89, died Sunday, jan. 16, 2000, at Jackson County
Memorial Hospital. Graveside services are set for 10 a.m. Friday at the
Altus City Cemetery with Sonny Tims officiating. Arrangements are under
the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
Walker was born March 5, 1910, in Altus, to Anna Walker. He was a lifelong
resident of Altus. He worked as a general laborer in Altus for many years
before he retired. He was the husband of the late Grace Walker.
He is survived by a step-daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Doug
Smith of Michigan; step-grandchildren, Mark DeForrest of Altus, Elisabeth
Clapp, Lansing, Mich., Mike Smith of Detroit, Mich., Sarah Smith of Three
Rivers, Mich. and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Anna Walker and one step-son,
Sarah Lavesta Waller, 73, long time resident of Eldorado, died Dec.
30 at the Grace Living Center in Altus. Funeral services have been scheduled
for 2 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church of Eldorado. Rev. Dean Goodfellow
and Rev. Billy Roy Hall will officiate. Interment will follow in the Eldorado
Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
She was born April 8, 1926 in Quanah, Texas to William and Elizabeth
"Lizzie" (Robinson) Helms. She married Abner Turner Waller, was a homemaker
and devoted wife and mother. She was a long time member of the Eldorado
Baptist Church where she was very active.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two grandchildren,
two brothers and two sisters.
She is survived by her children L.C. and Jolene Waller of Eldorado,
Ira Lee and Earlene Waller of Amarillo, Arlene Adams of Eldorado and Geneva
and Tommy Proffitt of Lakeview, Texas; two sisters Effie Corley of Slatin,
Texas and Para Livingston of Chickasha; 13 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren
and 18 great-great grandchildren.
Ordrain E. Weddle, 79, Eldorado, died Monday. Services are pending
at Kincannon Funeral Home.
HOLLIS - Bennie Jo'nell Ybarra, infant daughter of Benny Joe and Lucinda
DeLapaz Ybarra, was stillborn, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999.
A prayer service was held at the Patterson-Greer Funeral Home Chapel.
A graveside service was held this morning at the Fairmount Cemetery. Arrangements
were under the direction of Patterson Greer Funeral Home. The Rev. Cantu
Surviors include her parents, Benny Joe and Lucinda DeLapaz Ybarra
of Hollis; paternal grandmother, Benita Baeza and maternal grandmother,
James Ray Yost, 57, Headrick, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at Jackson
County Memorial Hospital. Memorial services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday
at the First Baptist Church in Headrick with the Rev. Dan Lambert officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
He was born March 20, 1942, in Monon, Ind., to Ora and Fern (Kelley)
Yost. He married Bonnie Stiffler on Jan. 31, 1977, in Vernon, Texas.
He had been a resident of the Headrick Community for the past 15 years.
He served with the Air Force for more than 20 years, retiring in 1981,
at the rank of Tech Sergeant.
He owned and operated Jimbo's Cafe in Altus from 1981 to 1983, when
he sold his business. He later worked for Fox Building Supply from 1984
until 1994. He was working for C.C. Distributors on base at the time of
his death. He was actively involved with the National Rifleman's Association
and the Wildlife Federation. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and being outdoors.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Headrick.
He is survived by his wife Bonnie of the home in Headrick; three daughters,
Jill Yost of Headrick, Cathy Yost and Tammy Yost, both of Tucson, Ariz.
and two grandsons, Tony and Joey Yost.
He was preceded in death by his parents.