Sherman Buckner, 86, Seminole, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, at Seminole
Medical Center. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Friday at Swearingen
Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Kelvin Moseley and David Karges officiating.
Burial will follow at Rest Haven Memory Gardens in Oklahoma City at 2:30
p.m. under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.
Buckner moved to Seminole 15 years ago from Mangum.
He was born April 5, 1913, in Reed to Robert Leonard and Lottie Davis
Buckner. He married Loette Higgins on July 15, 1938, in Altus.
Buckner had been a pharmacist for 15 years. Following his pharmacy
career, he worked as an insurance agent, retiring as state manager for
Modern Woodmen of America Life Insurance.
He attended the First Baptist Church.
Buckner was preceded in death by his parents; his twin brother, Herman
Buckner and a sister, Madora Hilley.
Survivors include: his wife, Loette Buckner of the home in Seminole;
two sons, Robert Bruce Buckner of Oklahoma City and Sherman Wayne Buckner;
a daughter, Brynda McCoy of Seminole; a sister, Constance Whister of Stillwater;
five grandchildren, Brina Patrice Tignor, Damon Lee McCoy, Daphne McCoy-Schroder,
Sophia Loette Molloy and Isabella Buckner and five great grandchildren,
Alabama Loette Molloy, Keagan McCoy, Georgia Molloy, Miranda Tignor and
Graveside services for Mattie Gertrude Chambers will be 2 p.m. Thursday
at the Frederick Cemetery. Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Oklahoma City
is in charge of arrangements.
She was born Sept. 9, 1909 to J.K. and Mary Alice (Molly) Short in
Glenwood, Ark. She married Owen Julian Chambers Sept. 30, 1933 in Frederick
where they made their home until 1960. They then moved to Altus. She spent
the last 26 years living with her daughter in Oklahoma City.
She received her education at Bumble Bee School in Lucky, Ark.
She was preceded in death by son, James Wilburn in 1946, her husband
in 1973, four brothers and one sister.
Survivors include a daughter, Charlena Fulton of Oklahoma City, a son,
Bud (Robert) Chambers of Altus; two sisters, Belle Woodall of Fort Worth,
Texas and Lois Hughbanks, Gridley, Calif.; seven grandchildren and eight
Thelma Lee Chapman, 71, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, at Mangum City
Hospital. Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. today at the First United
Methodist Church in Mangum with the Rev. Charles Watson officiating. Interment
was at Riverside Cemetery under the direction of Greer Funeral Home. The
family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the First United
Methodist Church of Mangum.
Chapman was born March 25, 1928, in Mangum, to C.C. and Marietta (Cruz)
Tillman. She married A.B. "Bill" Chapman on Aug. 29, 1943, in Hobart.
She was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Mangum
where she also served in the United Methodist Women and was a member of
the Keystone Sunday school class. She worked for her mother at the tag
agency for several years.
She is preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include: her husband, A.B. "Bill" Chapman; one son, Joe Clarence
Chapman and wife Linda, Duncan; one brother, Dr. Tom Tillman of Wilmette,
Ill.; one sister, Pat Brewster of Wichita Falls, Texas; two grandsons,
Jay Lyle Chapman and wife Amy and Barry Chapman and wife Audrey as well
as two great grandsons, Warren and Bobby Chapman.
Irene S. Chisum, 82, Altus, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, at her home.
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Elm and Hudson Church
of Christ with Ed Lobaugh and Bill Osborne officiating. Burial will follow
at Restlawn Cemetery under the direction of Kincannon Funeral Home. She
died Wednesday at her home in Altus.
Chisum was born May 21, 1917, in Big Spring, Tex., to William and Lillie
(Glover) Sholte. The family moved to Altus when she was a young girl. She
graduated from Altus High School and attended Wesley Nursing School in
She quit school and on May 22, 1940, married Harvey Chisum in Lone
Wolf. To this union, one daughter was born, Elizabeth Ann. She went back
to LPN. school and received her certification.
In 1954 she went to work for Dr. Mabry in his hospital, she later worked
for Dr. Erby at the City Hospital from 1945 until 1949. She assisted with
the first surgery in Jackson County Memorial Hospital in August of 1949.
She later worked for Dr. Becker and Dr. Tefertiller. She helped organize
and collect equipment, which was loaned to terminal cancer patients in
their homes. She was active and the PTA and was a room mother for six years.
She was the project chairwoman at Wilson Elementary School raising funds
to buy the first two electrical water fountains in the Altus school system
and was active in school activities during her daughter's school years.
She was a member of the Elm and Hudson Church of Christ since 1941,
where she was a Sunday School teacher several years, made alter flower
arrangements and provided food for funeral dinners. She was a member of
the Jackson County LPN Association, where she served one term as president;
worked and received the charter for Jackson, Tillman and Harmon Counties
LPN Association. She was a member of the Gladiolus Garden Club for several
years and was instrumental in establishing the Altus Garden Club. She was
a national accredited flower show judge, having attended flower show schools
in Lawton, Oklahoma City, Lubbock, Texas, Springfield, Mo., St. Louis.
She received a national accredited certificate as a life and master judge
and was a lifetime member on Oklahoma State Garden Clubs.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harvey; a sister,
Neoma Tipton; a brother, Wilburn Southwick.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth Ann and Junior
Hubanks, a grandson and his wife, Chris and Ann Hubanks all of Walters;
a nephew, David Tipton of Oklahoma City; other relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral
Susan Lyn Conner, 50, of Orlando, Fla., died Jan. 30, 2000. Memorial
services are set for 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Central Christian Church
at Mangum with the Rev. Ron Davenport officiating. Stewart Funeral Service
is in charge of arrangements.
Conner was born Nov. 12, 1949, in Baltimore, Md., the daughter of Joe
W. and Othello Garner Sweet. She attended many different schools including
Berlin and Frankfurt, Germany.
She spent 23 years in Oklahoma City. She was a registered nurse.
Conner was preceded in death by her grandparents, Joe and Lessie Garner
and Lewis and Viola Sweet as well as one aunt, Peggy Meyer.
Survivors include: her mother, Othello Sweet of Mangum; two daughters,
Kerensa Conner and Megan Cole, both of Norman; two sisters, Sherri Beson
of Oklahoma City and Lori Eckersall of Arieba; one brother, James Sweet
of Mangum and one granddaughter, Scarlett Cole of Norman.
Carolyn B. Cramer, 60, Altus, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000. There will
be no funeral services scheduled. Arrangements were handled by Kincannon
Cramer was born Aug. 19, 1939, in Marshall, Wis., to Bill and Violet
Wolfe Butzine. She attended high school in Wisconsin.
She married Roger Cramer on Oct. 10, 1962. She had worked at the Department
of Human Services but was currently retired. She was a member of the Veterans
of Foreign Wars Womens' Auxiliary.
Cramer is survived by her husband Roger, of the home; a daughter, Barbara
Lovett of Missouri and a son, William Moore of Virginia.
Blanche R. Craven, 91, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at Mangum City Hospital.
Funeral services are set for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church
in Mangum with the Rev. Jimmy Pitson officiating. Burial will follow at
Roselawn Cemetery under the direction of Greer Funeral Home.
Craven was born Sept. 7, 1908, in Bourbon, Mo., to Thomas Andy and
Mary Ellen Burgess Reeves. She married William Alvin Craven on Ja. 5, 1925.
He preceded her in death on Dec. 26, 1963. She was a homemaker and cooked
and managed the Hotel Franklin Cafe alongside her husband. She was a longtime
resident of Mangum and a member of the First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband and an infant son
as well as three sisters and two brothers.
Survivors include: her children, Betty and husband R.L. Patton of Mangum,
Robert and wife June Craven of Carpenterville, Ill. and James Craven of
Tampa, Fla.; a sister, Mary Ellen Haywood of Florida, seven grandchildren
and nine great grandchildren.
Services for Jerry Troyce Edmiaston, 57-year-old Altus, resident will
be 6 p.m. Friday in the Kincannon Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rick Simonson
officiating. He died Thursday at Jackson County Memorial Hospital.
He was born Oct. 30, 1942, in Altus to Troy and Kathleen (Gillespie)
Edmiaston. He grew up in Altus and served in the United States Army. He
was the superintendent of the golf course at Altus Air Force Base. His
hobbies included riding motorcycles, camping, fishing, hunting and gardening.
Survivors his father, Troy Edmiaston of Dennison, Texas; his mother,
Kathleen Stovall of Oklahoma; two daughters, Kathy Commander, Odessa Texas
and Carla Edmiaston of Kerrville, Texas; two sons, Jerry Randel Edmiaston
of Altus and Samuel Troyce Edmiaston of Amarillo, Texas; three sisters,
Sunny Hunter of Piedmont, Rebecca Edmiaston of Waterloo, Iowa, Rhonda Smith
of San Antonio, Texas; ten grandchildren, one great grandson, nieces nephews,
and many friends.
Irenia Fierro, 16, died at her residence in Vernon, Texas, on Saturday,
Feb. 5, 2000, following a lengthy illness. Graveside services were held
at 1 p.m. today at Wilbarger Memorial Park with Minister Jimmy Morales
officiating. Interment was under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home.
Fierro was born May 5, 1983, in Bejucos, Mexico. A daughter of Herminio
Fierro and Elva Cardoso Fierro, she was a student in Vernon Middle School
and a member of the Jehova's Witness Church.
She is survived by her parents, Herminio and Elva Fierro of Vernon;
three sisters, Glenda Fierro, Jessica Fierro and Raquel Fierro, all of
Vernon; two brothers, Herminio Fierro, Jr. and Vincente Fierro, both of
Vernon; her grandfather, Concepcion Fierro of Altus and several aunts and
Richard T. Freeman, 74, Lawton, died Friday, Feb.4, 2000. Memorial
services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Whinery-Huddleston Chapel, officiated
by the Rev. John Webb.
Freeman was born jan. 13, 1926, in Lamar, to Lucille and O.T. Freeman.
He attended and graduated from Ozark High School. He served in the
Navy during World War II and served on the U.S.S. Hopewell.
He had been employed by the Oklahoma Tax Commission in the weights
and measures division, retiring in 1984 when he moved to Lawton.
He was a member of the Church of Christ, a longtime member of the American
Legion and of the Elks Lodge and Country Club of Altus.
Freeman was preceded in death by a son, Steven R. Freeman; his parents;
a brother, James Lee Freeman and a sister-in-law, Frances Freeman.
Survivors include: his wife, Marcheta Walters of Lawton; a sister,
Delores Freeman of Altus; a sister, Yvonne Taylor of Arlington, Texas;
a brother, Dean Freeman of Salinas, Calif. as well as many nieces and nephews.
LoAnn Foster Gee, 74, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at Comanche County
Memorial Hospital in Lawton. Funeral services are set for 1 p.m. Friday
at Stewart Funeral Service of Hollis. Interment will follow at Roselawn
Cemetery in Mangum.
Gee was born Dec. 13, 1925, in El Reno to Omar Lyall Church and Zella
Elvira Armold Church. She became a registered nurse in 1951, and worked
as a nurse in Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas.
She was a member of the Oklahoma Nurses Association, Daughters of the
American Revolution, Order of the Eastern Star, Beta Sigma Phi, Rainbow
Girls, Iris Garden Club, FEC Club, AAA advisory board member, Harmon County
SWODA, Director of Nurses at Hollis Convalescent Hospital, Childress General
Hospital, Mangum City Hospital and Socorro General Hospital in New Mexico.
She started a branch office of West Texas Home Health in Childress
in 1974, started the first Meals-On-Wheels program in Childress through
West Texas Home Health. She and Dr. Westenburg began the first home health
care in Childress.
She enjoyed collecting miniature pianos and was a member of the Methodist
Church. She married Lloyd Palmer Foster on March 1, 1953. He preceded her
in death in 1972. She married Henry Gee on Aug. 5, 1983. He preceded her
in death in 1988.
Gee is preceded in death by her father, Omar Church in 1967; her mother,
Zella Church in 1998; one brother, Omar Church, Jr. in 1972; her first
husband, Lloyd Foster in 1972 and her second husband, Henry Gee in 1988.
Survivors include: two sons, Lyall Palmer Foster and wife Pam of Childress
and Lloyd Stephen Foster and wife Laura of Fort Worth, Texas; two step-daughters,
Patricia Ann Foster Stewart of Heavener and Malinda Gee Moore; one step-son,
Michael Gee of Oklahoma City; seven grandchildren, Chelsea Sene, Keaton
Quinn, Danielle Renee Finch, Tiffany Marie Abram, Weston Brooks Foster,
Clint Stewart and Cindy Stewart Morrison and seven great grandchildren,
Levi and Megan Morrison, Henry Haskell Moore, Amanda Moore, Garrett and
Brittany Gee and Nicholas Patrick Phillips.
Ethel Goodin, 94, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2000 in a Lawton hospital.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000 at the First Baptist Church
of Roosevelt with the Rev. Dennis Yates of Lindsay and the Rev. Doug Henson,
pastor officiating. Burial will be in the Roosevelt Cemetery under the
direction of the Hackney-Gish Funeral Home of Hobart.
She was born Dec. 6, 1905, in Petersburg, Indian Territory, to Peter
Alton and Malinda (Clark) Meekins. She attended Wichita Valley Elementary
School and graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1926. She lived in Roosevelt
most of her life and was a member of the First Baptist Church. She married
Robert Lee "Bob" Goodin Dec. 22, 1929 in Roosevelt.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Ralph and Linda Goodin
of Altus; two daughters and son-in-law, Norine and Willie Jackson of Roosevelt
and Linda and Jack Hash of Lawton; a daughter-in-law, Phyllis Goodin Smith,
Arkansas Pass, Texas; two sisters, Mary Jones, Pflugerville, Texas and
Nadine Blocker of Dan Antonio; eight grandchildren and spouses, Renny and
Karla Jackson, Jenny and Paul Loveless, Nancy and Mike Cooper, Mark and
Sherri Goodin, Michael Goodin, Kelly Goodin, C.J. Hash III, and Gretchen
and Lou Heffner; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1989; a son,
Tom in 1992; two grandsons, Kenny and Danny Jackson; two sisters, Ruby
Brackney and Mable Aldich; two brothers, P.J. an Alvin Meekins.
Memorials may be made to Hash-Goodin Chemotherapy Fund at The Cancer
Society, 1211 W. Gore, Lawton, First Baptist Church Annex, Roosevelt or
Baptist Children's Home, Oklahoma City.
Carrie Elizabeth Byrom Heatly died Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, after an
extended illness. A memorial service is set for 2 p.m. Thursday at the
First United Methodist Church of Mangum under the direction of Greer Funeral
Heatly was born Aug. 14, 1915, in Brinkman, to Luther and Clara Byrom.
She was the sixth of seven children.
She attended Oklahoma College for Women and the University of Oklahoma,
receiving degrees in chemistry and home economics. She taught school for
more than 20 years in schools in Guthrie, Vinita and Blackwell, before
retiring in 1972.
She was a longtime active member of the First United Methodist Church
of Mangum, where she taught Sunday School and participated in the United
Methodist Women's Group. She was an avid reader and bridge player.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Heatly.
Survivors include: a sister, Evelyn Henson of Wilmington, Del.; two
sons, Richard Heatly and wife Sharon of Norman and John Heatly and wife
Cindy of Oklahoma City; four grandchildren, Rachel and Megan Heatly of
Norman and Anne and Jack Heatly of Oklahoma City; numerous nieces and nephews,
including Doug Humphrey of Berkley, Calif., who Heatly helped raise.
Ruby Hoffman, 91, died Thursday at her home in Friendship. Services
will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kincannon Funeral Home Chapel with Darrell
Barnes officiating . Burial will follow at the Altus City Cemetery under
the direction of Kincannon Funeral Home.
She was born Jan. 29, 1909 in Jackson County to John and Emma Gant.
She married Walter Hoffman April 7, 1925 in Mangum. She and her husband
farmed in the Friendship area for many years. She was an active member
of the congregation of Jehovah's witnesses.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter; four brothers, Dallas
Gant, Hobart, Fount Gant, and John Gant, Jr.; a sister, Bonnie Harris;
great-granddaughter, Tara Farmer.
Survivors by her daughter, Jackie Farmer of Altus; a sister, Margie
Burson of Mineral Wells, Texas; four granddaughters, Janice Wilson and
Donna Easly both of Snyder, Debbie Laney, Headrick and Tina Briscoe, Altus;
seven great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.
Janice Childs Jenkins, 61, died Friday, Feb. 18, 2000 at her home in
Altus. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, at the First
Baptist Church in Altus with Keith Wiginton officiating. Burial will follow
at the Altus Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
She was born Feb. 11, 1939 to Jack and Mozell Hawkins. She attended
Ron School north of Hollis until she married Matt Childs. She graduated
from Weatherford High School and received bachelors and masters degrees
from Southwestern State. She taught school for 31 years at Sunset Elementary.
After the death of her first husband, Matt, she married James Jenkins
in July of 1988. Her hobbies include spending time with family and friends
and at their lake cabin. Her other hobbies included playing golf, water
skiing, reading and church activities.
She was a member of First Baptist Church, the Intercessory Prayer Group,
Discovery Sunday Class, Round Table Book Club and the Oklahoma Retired
Survivors include her husband, James, of the home; her mother, Mozell;
two sons and daughters-in-law, Eddie and Pam Childs and Jimmy and Susan
Childs; two step-sons and two step-daughter-in-laws, Randi Jenkins and
Sandi Jenkins and Mark Jenkins and Renee Jenkins; a step-daughter, Tamara
Sharp and husband Leroy; seven grandchildren Candace, Austin, Holly, Jordan
and Caylee Childs, Jessica Jenkins and Courtney Sharp; several aunts and
The family has selected the Jackson County Hospice as appropriate for
contributions in honor of Janice Childs Jenkins.
J.L. Loftis, 69, died this morning at Jackson County Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services are pending with Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
Graveside services for Bessie T. Long, 100-year-old Eldorado resident
will be Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000 at 11 a.m. at the Eldorado Cemetery with
Bill Osborne officiating. Arrangements are by Kincannon Funeral Home. She
died Feb. 17, 2000 in the Grace Living Center in Altus.
She was born July 20, 1899 in Indian Territory near what is now Thackerville
to Daniel and Nancy (Austin) Hall. The family moved to Odema east of Eldorado
in 1901. Her father farmed and had blacksmith shop. She married Lonnie
Long Dec. 20, 1919. They made their home at Odema where they operated a
farm. He died in 1961. She moved into Eldorado in 1962. She was a longtime
member of the Methodist Church in Eldorado and was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents, six brothers,
and two sisters.
Survivors include a son, Donley Long of Eldorado; two daughters, Vivian
Wayne of Belleair Beach, Fla. and Imogene Robbins of Duncan; seven grandchildren;
seven great-grandchildren; one great-great grandson; and many nieces and
nephews and other relatives.
Linnie Sue Monzingo, 62, Ardmore, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2000. Funeral
services are set for 10 a.m. Friday at Craddock Memorial Chapel with the
Rev. Monty Baggett officiating. Burial will follow at Fairmount Cemetery
Monzingo was born Nov. 26, 1937, in Abilene, Texas, to Willie Calvin
and Verna Mae Davis Monzingo. She had been a resident of Ardmore for the
past nine years. She moved there from Dallas, Texas.
While in Dallas, she worked as an operator for the Dallas Parks and
She is preceded in death by a brother, Tafford Leon Monzingo.
Survivors include: a sister, Roberta Clark and a brother, Jerry Don
Monzingo, both of Ardmore. She is also survived by many close friends.
Services for Gary L. "Red" Myers, 51, Tishomingo, will be 2 p.m. Thursday
at the Calvary Baptist Church in Tishomingo with the Rev. Keith Jacobs
officiating. Burial will follow at Condon Grove Cemetery with military
honors by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He died Sunday at his residence.
Services will be conducted by Clark Funeral Service of Tishomingo.
He was born March 26, 1948 in Milburn to Clyde H. and Annie Lorene
Williams Myers. He was a lifelong resident of this area and attended school
in Milburn through the 11th grade. He later received his G.E.D. He served
in the United States Army during the Vietnam conflict with eight years
of service. He was a post commander of the VFW, a member and the "Leading
Knight" of the B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge in Atoka and a member of the Calvary
Baptist Church in Tishomingo.
He was preceded in death by is father, Clyde H. Myers.
Survivors include two daughters, Lisa Myers of the home and Rachelle
Myers of Mangum; his mother, Lorene Myers of Tishomingo; his mother, Lorene
Myers of Tishomingo; two brothers, John Myers of Milburn and Donald Myers
of North Carolina and four nieces.
JoDella (Sirmons) Newcomb died at her home Feb. 13. She was 63. Services
were held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Assembly of God, of Chandler. The
Rev. Doyle Seeley officiated. Burial will be at the Oak Park Cemetery at
Chandler, under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.
She was born Feb. 22, 1936 in Lone Grove to Benjamin Sirmons and Josephine
(Pierce) Sirmons. She married Jerry Dean Newcomb on June 7, 1951 in Altus.
She was a homemaker and member of First Assembly of God in Chandler
for the past 10 years.
Survivors include her husband, Jerry Newcomb, of the home; sons and
daughter-in-law, Terry and Celeste Newcomb, Broken Arrow, Ben and Shirley
Newcomb, Chandler, Larry Newcomb, Chandler; two brothers, A.J. Sirmons,
Agra and Velton Sirmons of Granite; a sister, Natalia Burnett, Nacoma,
Texas; three grandchildren, Lance Newcomb, Travis Newcomb and Mark Newcomb
and three great-grandchildren
She was preceded in death by her parents and nine brothers and sisters.
Claude Earl Norman, 68, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, at Mangum City
Hospital in Mangum. Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Greer Funeral
Home Chapel in Mangum with the Rev. Ralph Chapman officiating. Burial will
be at the Riverside Cemetery of Mangum. Greer Funeral Home is in charge
He was born July 30, 1931 in Mangum to Claude Edward and Ruby Faye
(Wheeler) Norman. He attended Mangum High School and later enlisted in
the U.S. Navy. He married Peggy Jo Watson on Nov. 22, 1955 in Ardmore.
They made their home in Mangum and he was a corrections officer for the
Oklahoma Department of Corrections. The family moved Laverne and lived
there from 1988 until 1993. His wife, Peggy, died Feb. 6, 1993. He retired
in August of 1993 as a sergeant with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.
After retirement he traveled throughout the country in his motor home.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and a brother, Ed
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Rick and Shelly
Norman of Edmond, Ed and Liz Norman of Mangum, Chris and Kelli Norman of
Yukon; A brother and sister-in-law, Wade and Pat Norman of Hollis; a sister
and brother-in-law, Lavita and Rob Overton of Houston; a sister-in-law,
Jeri Norman of Mangum; ten grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Treva Lucretia Paddack, 80, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, at Foothill
Presbyterian Hospital in Glendora, Calif. Graveside services are set for
2 p.m. Wednesday at Fairmount Cemetery in Hollis with the Rev. David Furlow
officiating. Services are under the direction of Stewart Funeral Home.
Paddack was born May 12, 1919, to Vernon Lindsey and Grace Pringle
Lindsey in Hollis. She worked as a schoolteacher for the West Covina School
District for 35 years.
She was preceded in death by one son, Ronald Paddack, in November of
Paddack is survived by one daughter, Linda L. Whelan; one granddaughter,
Johnnie Whelan Giovinetti; one grandson, Timothy Whelan; two great grandchildren,
Katelyn Giovinetti and Lauren Whelan and one cousin, Charlene Shafer, all
Elsie Perry, 77, died this morning at St. Joseph Hospital in Stockton,
Calif. Funeral services are pending with Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
Timothy Ray died Thursday, February 17, 2000 in Ponca City in a car
accident. Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24 at Macedonia
Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Broughton and the Rev. Aulston Ridley
officiating. Burial will follow at the Altus City Cemetery under the direction
of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
He was born to Barbara Ray and James Pope in Altus. He attended school
in Altus where he was active in football, baseball, and basketball. He
made his home in Ponca City until the time of his death.
Survivors include seven children, Jessica of Altus, Kara, Janesa and
LaQuayla all of Mangum, Tim Ray, Jr. of Oklahoma City and Trey and Destinee
both of Ponca City.; his mother and step-father, Barbara and William Jordan
of Lubbock, Texas; his father, James Pope; his wife, Peggy of Alabama;
his brothers, John Ray of Altus, Joseph Taylor of Waynesburg, Penn. Williams,
Ravin Pope, Sr., James H. Pope, Jr., Alvin D. Pope, all of Alabama; a sister,
Kimberly Pope of Alabama; his grandmother, Julia Ray of Altus; Clyde Wilson;
and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Joe Ray and Tom Lewis
and his great-grandmother, Beatrice Lewis.
Vonne Grace Salmons, 96, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at Quartz Mountain
Care Center. Graveside services are set for 1 p.m. Tuesday at Altus City
Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home with Keith Wiginton
officiating with Steve Chadwick officiating.
Salmons was born Nov. 6, 1903, in Risen, Ark., to Tom and Suzanna Grace.
She had lived in the Altus area for many years. She was a member of the
First Baptist Church of Altus.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arthur "Fish"
Salmons; one son, Billy Gene Earls; three sisters, Ola Ross, Vestal Clark
and Opal Payne; one brother, Tom Grace; a niece, Mary Jo Copeland and one
nephew, Wayne Clark.
Survivors include: one sister, Ann Gertrude Horton of Fort Smith, Ark.;
two grandsons, Dr. David Allen Cross of Augusta, Ga. and Larry Joe Cross
of Houston, Texas; one nephew, Charles Clark of Oklahoma City and several
nieces, nephews and other friends.
Roy Ernest Seay, 74, Texarkana, Texas, and former Headrick resident,
died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, in Texarkana. Funeral service are set for
2 p.m. Friday at the First Assembly of God on Falcon Road with Richard
Vintonis and Brett Nation officiating. Burial will be at the Altus City
Cemetery under the direction of Peoples Cooperative Funeral Home of Lone
Seay was born May 15, 1925, in Haworth, to H.H. and Lena M. Garrison
Seay. He was in the Army, serving his country for 18 years and serving
in World War II. He married Lillie Coy on May 7, 1965, in Vernon, Texas.
He worked for the City of Altus Street and Water Departments for many years,
retiring in 1988. He was a member of the Oddfellows Lodge of Altus.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 33 years, Lillie;
two sisters, Bertie Mae Warren and Mary Francis Earhart and one brother,
Jimmy L. Seay.
Survivors include: two brothers, Willie Seay Luiden, Texas and Leon
Seay of Dangerfield, Texas; two sisters, Velma Jamison of Henderson, Texas
and Ozeta Blythe of Mangum; children, Margaret Sherwood and husband Melvin
of Altus, Alice Reopelle and husband Bob of Sacremento, Calif., Frances
Wells and husband Ralph of Monticello, Ark., Curtis Perry of Altus, Larry
Perry and wife Deanna of Sallisaw and Nelda Cable of Altus; nine grandchildren
and 14 great grandchildren.
Comer Leon Slaton, 70, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at a Fort Worth care
center. Private family services and interment is scheduled. Memorials may
be made to All Saints' Episcopal Church. Thompson's Harveson and Cole Funeral
Home in Fort Worth is in charge of arrangements.
Slaton was born Jan. 9, 1930, in Greer County, to Comer F. and Lillian
Fails Slaton. He was the owner Snelling of Snelling for 30 years before
Slaton was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Corinne Eubanks
Survivors include: a brother, W. Leo Slaton of Austin, Texas and a
sister, Zuma J. Austin, of Amarillo, Texas.
Billy Don Waller, Sr., 36, died unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 4, 2000,
at Mangum City Hospital. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today at
Greer Funeral Home Chapel in Mangum. Officiating was the Rev. John Robles.
Interment was at Roselawn Cemetery under the direction of Greer Funeral
Waller was born March 4, 1964, in Altus, to Albert Lee and Edna Miller
Waller. He worked in construction and was a crane operator.
In 1980, he moved to Mangum from Alabama, where he had lived for two
years. He was affiliated with the Baptist church.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include: his mother, Edna Waller of Oxford, Wis.; his wife,
Joann Mills Waller and two sons, Billy Don Waller, Jr. and Kevin Waller,
all of Mangum; three brothers, Albert Waller, Lubbock, Texas, Robert Waller,
Monitel, Wis. and Grady Waller, Hollis.
Juanita Conwell Wilkerson, 85-year-old Altus resident, died Monday,
Feb. 7, 2000. Graveside services are set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9,
2000, at Altus City Cemetery with the Rev. Ken Pate officiating. Arrangements
are under the direction of Kincannon Funeral Home.
Wilkerson was born Jan. 4, 1915, in Altus, and has been a resident
of Altus all her life. She was the daughter of C.K. and Ethel Bryce Conwell,
long time photographers and business partners in The Conwell Studio and
Book Nook here in Altus.
She attended the old East Ward (Washington) Elementary School, the
old Junior High School, located on west Pecan Street, the old Senior High
School located in the 200 block of East Broadway and the new Senior High
School, located on Park Avenue, graduating with the Class of 1932.
She attended Altus Junior College (now Western Oklahoma State College)
located in the Altus Senior High School at that time, graduating with the
Class of 1934. She then attended the University of Oklahoma and received
a bachelor of science degree in education, graduating with the Class of
Wilkerson married Merle W. Wilkerson in Altus on Sept. 25, 1938. They
had two children, a son, Kenneth; and a daughter, Susan, both educated
in the Altus School System.
She was a schoolteacher by profession. She taught school at the old
Friendship School in 1937 and 1938 and taught 18 years at the old Central
Junior High, retiring in 1973.
Wilkerson was a member of the National Education Association, the Oklahoma
Education Assocition, the Altus Literary Club, Oklahoma Farm Bureau, the
American Association of Retired Persons and a member of the First United
Methodist Church for more than 80 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, J.C. and a sister,
Avahlene Conwell Bristol.
She is survived by her husband, Merle of Altus; a son, Kenneth Wilkerson
and his wife Jerrie; a daughter, Susan E. Blue of Tulsa; four wonderful
grandsons, Scott Wilkerson and his wife Anna, Rick Wilkerson and his wife
Sandi and Patrick Blue, all of Tulsa, Michael M. Blue and his wife Jill
of Edmond; four great grandsons, Shane Tyler and Vann Wilkerson, Austin
Blue and a great granddaughter, India Wilkerson, all of Tulsa; one niece,
Boni Bristol King of Altus.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. today at the Kincannon
Funeral Home. Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer's Association,
the "Family Life Center" of the First United Methodist Church, Jackson
County Memorial Hospital Hospice or the charity of choice.
Services for Mrs. Vivian L. Williams, 76, Kerrville, Texas, who died
Sunday will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Chapel of Overby Funeral home. Dr.
David McFadden will officiate. Burial will be 10 a.m Thursday at the I.O.O.F.
cemetery in Norman. Overby Funeral Home of Kerrville is in charge of arrangements.
She was born Dec. 5, 1923 in Huntington, Texas to Edward and Cecile
Walton. She married W.T. "Bill" Williams Sept. 2, 1942 in Houston. She
was a resident of Kerrville since 1982 and was a member of the First Baptist
Church of Kerville.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law Evelyn and James Weaver
of Rocksprings, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Eugenia Williams of Altus; a
sister, Martha Balch of Houston; a brother, Roy Walton, of Huntington,
Texas; six grandchildren, Lorien Casey of Oklahoma City, Luthien Kennedy
of Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Melian Williams and William T. Williams IV
both of Altus and Kristan and Kyle Weaver both of Rocksprings, Texas; three
great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 625
Washington, Kerrville, Texas 78028.
Funeral services for John Benjamin Winstead, 78, of Chickasha will
be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000 in the First Christian Church. The Rev.
James T. Moore, Jr. of Arkansas will officiate. The Rev. Gary Bell, pastor,
will assist. He died Feb. 16, 2000. Burial will be at the Rose Hill Cemetery,
Chickasha under the direction of Brown-Ninyon Funeral Home.
He was born Aug. 29, 1921 at Oklahoma City to Agnes Baxter Jackman
Winstead and John Benjamin Winstead. He married Erma Leona Reyburn April
20, 1943,. He attended Redland Junior College in El Reno. He served in
the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. He was Staff Sgt.
at Enid Air Force Base before he joined the Air Transport Command Hickam
Field in Oahu, Hawaii.
He on the Salvation Army Board of Directors. He was a member the Chickasha
Jaycess where he served as president He was a member of the Chickasha Lions
Club and the Altus Lions Club.
He was active in the First Christian Church in each of the communities
where he lived.
Survivors include his wife, Erma of the home; his mother, Agnes Jackman
Winstead of Chickasha; several nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law,
Memorial contributions may be made to the Grady County Historical Society,
P.O. Box 495, Chickasha, Oklahoma, 73023-0495, cancer research, First Christian
Church or the charity of your choice.
Funeral services for Gerald D. Yeager, Sr., 62, Altus, are set for
2 p.m. Tuesday at Kincannon Chapel with the Rev. Boyd Whitehead and the
Rev. Everett Smalts officiating. Interment, with full military honors,
will follow at Altus City Cemetery under the direction of Kincannon Funeral
Yeager died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at Jackson County Memorial Hospital.
Yeager was born Oct. 14, 1937, in Quinlan, to Delford and Ada Dodge
Yeager. He attended high school in Mount Hope, Kan. and completed two years
in the Air Force Community College.
He married Joyce Prather on Feb. 14, 1959, in El Paso, Texas. He had
a 26-year Air Force career from 1955 until his retirement as a master sergeant
His decorations included the Meritorious Service Medal, one Oakleaf
Cluster, Air Force Commendation Medal, three Oakleaf Clusters, Small Arms
Expert Marksmanship Ribbons, NCO Professional Military Education Ribbon,
Air Force Longevity Service Award, one Silver Oakleaf Cluster and one Oakleaf
Cluster, Good Conduct Medal, Army one Oakleaf Cluster, National Defense
Service Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, one Silver Oak Leaf Cluster
and three Oak Leaf Cluster.
He was involved in the retail, rent-to-own and video rental business
for the past 17 years in the Park Lane Shopping Center. he and his wife
Joyce were full owners of the business the past two years.
He was a longtime member of the Emmanual Baptist Church. He enjoyed
football, yardwork, playing with his dog.
He was preceded in death by his father, Delford Yeager.
Survivors include: his wife Joyce of the home; a daughter, Karen Lynn
Yeager Smalts and husband Jerry Dale, Bethany; three sons, Gerald D. Yeager,
Jr. and wife Denise of Altus, Jeffrey Steven Yeager and wife April Michelle
of Edmond and Daniel Alan Yeager, also of Oklahoma City; his mother, Ada
Yeager of Mount hope, Kan.; mother-in-law, Margaret Prather of Altus; a
sister, Anna Lee Julian of Knoxville, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren and many
nieces, nephews and friends.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. today at Kincannon