Faye L. Allen, 96, Hollis, died Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at Harmon
Memorial Hospital in Hollis. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Friday
at Patterson Greer Chapel in Hollis with Dr. Clem Dozer officiating. Interment
will be at Fairmount Cemetery under the direction of Patterson Greer Funeral
Allen was born Oct. 18, 1903, in Montague, Texas, to Hugh and Roxie
Ann (Kelly) Flippin. She married Robert C. Allen on Dec. 31, 1920, in Bowie,
Texas. He preceded her in death on March 21, 1979.
She moved to Hollis with her husband from Texas in 1927. She worked
for Darby's Variety Store, Ben Franklin and Hart's Variety Stores. While
working for Paul Hart, she was selected most courteous sales clerk in Hollis.
She retired after 20 years of service. She was a member of Woodmen of the
World and the First United Methodist Church in Hollis.
Allen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one daughter,
Wanda McGann in 1992; one brother, Homer Flippin and a sister, Bessie West.
Survivors include: two daughters and sons-in-law, June and Andrew Bright
of Hollis and Anna Beth and Jimmy Patton of Carmichael, Calif.; seven grandchildren,
Allen Bright, Sue Bright Fredericksen, James Bright, Deborah Patton Stewart,
Karen Patton Zlotkowski, Pat McGann and Tim McGann; 13 great grandchildren
and one great-great granddaughter.
Benton Baucum, 72, died Friday at Comanche County Memorial Hospital
in Lawton. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the Emmanuel Baptist
Church with Rev. Boy Whitehead officiating. Burial at the Altus Cemetery
under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
He was born Jan. 13, 1928 at Friendship to J.B. and Myrtle (Wiginton)
Baucum. He married Reaga Cavness Dec. 26, 1952 in Clovis, N.M. He served
in the U.S. Army. He was a retired educator, having taught from 1953 until
he retired in 1990. He taught in the Altus, Albuquerque, Houston, Mo. in
the Tucumcari, N.M., Sapulpa where he retired in 1990. He was a long time
resident of Altus and Jackson County and a member of the Emmanuel Baptist
Church where he was active in the Blast tutoring program. He also taught
classes at Western Oklahoma State College. He was a member of the Retired
Teachers Association .and a member of National Mathematics Council. His
hobbie was gardening.
Survivors include his wife, Reaga Baucum, Altus; children, Kerrie and
John Herring of Tipton and Erin Pedersen of Post, Texas; three brothers,
Bill Baucum of San Antonio, Don Baucum of Quanah, Texas and Tom Baucum,
Castle Rock, Colo.; two sisters, Lahoma Baker of Oklahoma City and Virginia
Smith of Lubbock; four grandchildren, Ephriam Mathis, Amy Pedersen, Eric
Pedersen, and Laura Pedersen.
Lewis Dale Ballard, 64, husband of Patricia Hall Ballard, died Wednesday,
March2, 2000, at Mariner Healthcare East in Sumter, S.C. Funeral services
are set for 11 a.m. Saturday at Stephens Funeral Home Chapel in Manning,
S.C. Burial with full military honors will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at
Magnolia Cemetery. Stephens Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Ballard was born Aug. 27, 1935, in Altus, the son of Walter and Ida
Grider Ballard. He was a retired Air Force captain and a Baptist.
He graduated from Southwestern with a bachelor's degree in education.
He also graduated from Troy University in Alabama with a master of science
degree in public administration.
He is survived by his wife; a brother, Al Ballard of Altus and one
nephew, Britt Ballard, also of Altus.
Derek Ryan Beasley, 17, Houston, Texas, died Friday, March 17, 2000,
at his home. Graveside services are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Warren
Cemetery with Ardron Hinton officiating, under the direction of People's
Cooperative Funeral Home of Lone Wolf.
Beasley was born March 23, 1982, in Houston, to Donald and Vicki Michele
(Bagwell) Beasley. He was a student who loved stuffed animals, his family,
toys and mirrors.
He is survived by: his parents, Donald and Vicki Beasley; one brother,
Seth; his grandparents, Sally and James Eldon Bagwell of Blair and Earl
and Eve Beasley; uncles, Rick and Chrissy Bagwell, Dirk and Kelly Bagwell,
Earl and Betty Beasley; aunt Wanda and Guy Echols; great grandmother, Oleta
Bush and eight cousins.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Make a Wish Foundation.
Mary Bobbie Boyd, 72, Altus, died Monday, March 6, 2000, at Jackson
County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday
at St John Baptist Church with the Rev. Terry Boyd and the Rev. Robert
Bostic officiating. Interment will follow at Altus City Cemetery under
the direction of Brown Christian Funeral Home.
Boyd was born Nov. 18, 1927, in Hutchinson, Texas, to Ike and Sarah
Boyd. She was raised in Altus where she was a graduate of Lincoln High
School in 1949. She worked at Altus Air Force Base until her retirement.
She was saved and baptized at an early age at Macedonia Baptist Church
and then later attended St. John Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Mettie Lee Boyd
and Effie Mae Hyder; two brothers, Julius Boyd and Roy Lee Boyd and one
daughter, Aileen Boyd.
Survivors include: three brothers, I.B. Boyd, Oklahoma City, Clifford
Boyd, Norman and Paul Boyd, Altus; one sister, Mae Francis Rodgers, Texarkana,
Texas; two sons, Terry Boyd, Altus, Charles Boyd, Dayton, Ohio; and five
daughters, Bobbie Griffin, Marie Holland, Thressie Wright, Sally Wiggins
and husband Larry, all of Altus and Gloria Gaines and husband Benny of
Vernon, Texas; 12 grandchildren, Cassandra Boyd and Jacques Griffin, Oklahoma
City, Chendra Boyd, Jamal Wiggins, Salica Wiggins, Rashonda Barnes, Jonathan
Wright, and Marketia Wright, all of Altus, Joe Wright III, Selma, Ala.
and Tashanna and Tamara Favors, Vernon; five great grandchildren, and long-term
caregivers, Debery Nelson and Betty Nubine.
The family will receive visitors from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday
and Friday at Brown Christian Funeral Home.
Ella Mae Brownlow, 89, Altus, died Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at Grace
Living Center. Graveside services are set for 10 a.m. Friday at the Gould
Cemetery with Sonny Tims officiating. Arrangements are under the direction
of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
Brownlow was born July 31, 1910, in Lajunta, Colo., to George W. and
Betty Lee Payne Acord.
She married Douglas Brownlow and he preceded her in death. She had
been a resident of Grace Living Center since 1992.
She was a member of the Methodist church.
Brownlow was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Dale E. Bowman, 67, Lawton, died Monday, March 13, 2000. Funeral services
are set for 10 a.m. Friday at Whinery-Huddleston Chapel with Pastor Bob
Wager officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens Mausoleum
under the direction of Whinery-Huddleston Funeral Service.
Bowman was born Nov. 4, 1932, in Lawton to Nola J. and Clarence E.
Bowman. He attended and graduated from Cache High School. He then attended
the University of Oklahoma for one year.
He married Patsy Ruth Strange on Aug. 14, 1980, in Lawton. He was a
warehouse manager for Southern Sales Company.
Bowman served in the Air Force from 1951 until 1954, serving in the
Azores Islands. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include: his wife, Patsy Ruth, of the home; two sons, Greg
E. Bowman, Tampa, Fla. and Jeff W. Bowman, Altus; one sister, Rose M. Bowman
White of Amarillo, Texas; and three grandchildren, Jennifer, Megan and
Anna V. Burden, 95, longtime Altus resident, died Monday, March 20,
2000, at Jackson County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services are set for
2 p.m. Thursday at Kincannon Chapel with the Rev. Keith Wiginton officiating.
Burial will follow at the Restlawn Cemetery under the direction of Kincannon
Anna V. Glidewell was born Jan. 15, 1905, in Bonham, Texas, to Samuel
B. and Mary Francis (Simpson) Glidewell. She started school in Bonham and
finished at Mangum High School. She married William E. Burden on Aug. 5,
1922, in Mangum. Together they helped farm the family land.
She was a homemaker while most of the children were home, then she
enjoyed a 66-year retail sales clerk career. Over the years she had worked
at Pennys, Watkins, Blackwell Shoes, The Vogue, Rosemarie's, Jack's Rose,
Terri's and the last 10 years at Sharon's. She retired in 1977 at the age
Burden was a member of the Aldonians, the American Association of Retired
Persons and the First Baptist Church in Altus for more than 60 years.
Her hobbies included her church work, sewing, cooking, traveling and
playing piano. She taught herself to play, she never took lessons.
Burden was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1956; a
son, Bill Burden, Jr.; two daughters, Mary Hurst and Jean Freeman; four
sisters and seven brothers.
She is survived by a son, C.T. Burden of Graham, Texas; a daughter,
Norma Taylor of Altus; 13 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.
Services for Henry Kenneth Carter, 74, Lawton, will be 2 p.m. Sunday
in the Becker Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with Rev. Cliff Graffitt, pastor,
Northside Baptist Church, Lawton, officiating. Burial will be in Warren
Cemetery. He died Friday at a Lawton Hospital.
He was born April 2, 1925 in Blair. He grew up in Blair, entered the
U.S. Navy and was medically discharged after three months. He married Wanda
Inclebarger May 6, 1944 in Altus. They moved to Altus where he worked for
Conoco Oil Company for 10 years. He was then a civil service employee at
Altus Air Force Base before working at Will Rogers Airport in Oklahoma
City. He transferred to Fort Sill in 1958. The couple moved from Altus
to Lawton in 1961. He retired as a civil service employee in 1986 as a
plumbing supervisor. He was a member of the Church of Christ and a 32nd
Degree Mason. His hobbies included traveling and fishing.
Survivors include his wife, Wanda; a son and daughter-in-law, Mikel
and Kathy Carter of Lawton; a brother, Buddy Carter of Fort Worth, Texas;
a step-sister, Madeline Herring of Altus; three step-brothers, Buster Inzer
of California, C.W. Inzer, Keene, Texas and Garland Inzer of Oklahoma City;
grandson, Cody Carter and Sarah Carter of Lawton.
Frank Cooksey, 92, died Saturday, March 18, 2000, at Mangum City Hospital.
Funeral services were held today at Trinity Baptist Church in Mangum with
the Rev. John Robles officiating. Interment was at Reed Cemetery under
the direction of Greer Funeral Home.
Cooksey was born Feb. 15, 1908, in Spring Creek, to George Thomas and
Effie (Statton) Cooksey. At the age of 12, he and his family moved to the
Reed Community. He lived his lifetime there.
He married Geneva Hughes on Dec. 5, 1926. She preceded him in death
on March 10, 1993.
He was employed by the telephone company, working there for 45 years.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Reed, where he has served
Cooksey was preceded in death by his parents; his wife and two brothers,
Ralph and Charlie Cooksey.
Survivors include: his sons and their families, Claude A. Cooksey and
wife Ramona, Dumas, Texas, Frank B. Cooksey, Jr. and wife Peggy of Fort
Worth, Texas; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; two great-great
grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Noma Eleese Corbitt, Cortez, Colo., died Friday at the Vista Grande
Rehab in Unit in Cortez at the age of 84. Graveside services will be held
2 p.m. Monday at the Fairmount Cemetery in Hollis with the Rev. Clem Dozer
officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Patterson Greer Funeral
Home in Hollis.
She was born Aug. 17,1915, in Hollis to David L. and Janie (Sapp) Crenshaw.
She married M.F. Corbitt in 1940 in Hollis. He died May 8, 1982. She lived
in Hollis, Madison, Wis. Borger, Texas, Jal, N. M., McLean, Texas and Shamrock,
Texas before moving to Cortez. She was a homemaker and a member of the
First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Lavonda Corbitt, Oklahoma City; a sister,
Connie Etta (Mrs. E.P.) Smith of Hollis; a sister-in-law, Bessie (Mrs.
W.A.) Crenshaw of Shamrock, Texas and two nephews, Bill Smith of Delores,
Colo. and Dale Crenshaw of Kirkland, N.M.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a brother,
Marie Cornelson, 93, died Friday at the English Village Manor Nursing
Home in Altus, Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday at
the Texline, Texas Cemetery. with son-in-law Wesley Sheets officiating.
Hass Funeral Home in Dalhart, Texas is in charge of arrangements. Kincannon
Funeral Home provided local arrangements for the Cornelson family.
She was born Oct. 22, 1906, in Coy to Henry and Sara (Bergen) Zielke.
She received her education at Coldwater. She married John K. Cornelson
in Meade, Kan. and they farmed at Coldwater unit the "1930s" when they
moved to Arizona. They later moved to California. The family moved to the
Texline area in 1947 when they began a farming operation. Her husband died
in 1971 when she moved to Truth of Consequences, N.M. She moved to Altus
She was preceded in death by her husband, John; her parents; a sister,
Ann and two brothers, Elias and Sam Zielke.
Survivors include a daughter, Elsie Sheets, Altus; a son, Howard E.
Cornelson, Fritch, Texas; a brother, Leonard Zielke, Amarillo, Texas; five
grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren and
several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 3-7 p.m. Monday at the Hass Funeral
Home of Dalhart, Texas.
Alberta Cunningham, 96, died Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at Grace Living
Center. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist
Church in Hollis with the Rev. James Densman officiating. Burial will follow
at the Hollis Fairmont Cemetery under the direction of Kincannon Funeral
Cunningham was born Aug. 17, 1903, in Paris, Texas, to Frank and Elizabeth
Huddle Burden. She attended school at Victory while residing with her sister
and brother-in-law, Altha and Earl Stout.
She married J.M. Cunningham on Nov. 26, 1924, in Hollis. He preceded
her in death in 1976.
She lived in Hollis most of her adult life and was a member of the
First Baptist Church in Hollis for more than 70 years. She had been employed
by Taylor's Department Store and was a substitute rural mail carrier in
Cunningham was preceded in death by one stepson, James M. Cunningham,
Jr., in 1943 and a daughter-in-law, Deana Cunningham.
Survivors include: one son, Clint Cunningham of Fort Worth, Texas;
two daughters and their husbands, Juanelle and Steve Wilson, Altus, Charla
and Bob Duggins, Houston, Texas; two grandchildren, Stephanie Wilson and
Jim Bob Wilson, Altus; one step grandson, Dannie Rollins of Fort Worth;
two sisters-in-law, Ruby Dell Byrd, Altus and Cloma Southgate, Tulsa and
many nieces and nephews.
Jane Dobbs, died March 20, 2000, at Jackson County Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services are set for 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Presbyterian
Church with the Rev. Harvey Friedel officiating. Interment will follow
at Memorial Park Cemetery in Enid at 4 p.m. under the direction of Lowell-Tims
Dobbs was born in Enid, the daughter of George H. and Myrna (Reems)
Wilson. She married William (Bill) Dobbs on Nov. 11, 1961, in Enid. He
preceded her in death May 23, 1999.
She graduated from Enid High School and then attended William Woods
College and then Oklahoma A&M. She was a longtime Altus and Jackson
Dobbs was involved with the Daughter's of the American Revolution,
where she served as the state chairman and at the local level, as chapter
regent. She was also a member of the P.E.O., Beta Mother's Club, Clionians
and a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church. She also served
on the Shortgrass Arts and Humanities Council.
Dobbs was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and by one
sister, Myrna Lee Richardson.
Survivors include: two sons and their wives, Charles L. and Mary Dobbs,
Altus and James W. and Michelle Dobbs of Oklahoma City; one brother, George
Wilson of Enid and a sister, Sandy Meyers of Oklahoma City.
She is also survived by three grandchildren, Mary Beth and Bailey Dobbs
of Altus and Austin Dobbs of Oklahoma City.
Memorials in honor of Jane Dobbs may be made to the First Presbyterian
Hazel B. Dollins, 93, died Tuesday, March 27, 2000, at Jackson County
Memorial Hospital. Funeral services are pending with Kincannon Funeral
Robert Ellison II, 86, died Friday, March 17, 2000, at Mangum City
Hospital. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mount Zion Baptist
Church with the Rev. James Callins and the Rev. Sam Callins officiating.
Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery under the direction of Greer
Funeral Home of Mangum.
Ellison was born Aug. 29, 1913, in Dallas, to Robert and Melissia (Coker)
Ellison. He lived in Shamrock, Texas, until 1989, when he moved to Mangum.
He married Bertha Jones, she preceded him in death. He then married
Vernita Ellison in Odessa, Texas, on Aug. 18, 1983. He worked as a custodian
for El Paso Natural Gas and Bell Telephone. He also shined shoes for more
than 50 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife and a sister,
Survivors include: his wife Vernita and by his children, Robert Ellison
III and his wife Judy, Pampa, Texas, Joe Eddie Ellison and wife Lucille,
Odessa, Texas, Harold Wayne Ellison and wife Linda of Pampa, Texas, Jewelene
Wilson and husband Gain of Denver, Colo., Paul Dean Ellison, also of Denver,
Royce Ellison and wife Georgia, Muskogee, Artie Neal Ellison of Pacific
Grove, Calif., and Lillie Ruth Ellison of Dallas, Texas; 21 grandchildren
and 26 great grandchildren.
Fern Giles, 89, Altus died Tuesday at Jackson County Memorial Hospital.
Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at the Tabernacle Baptist Church
with Rev. David Chittenden officiating. Burial will follow in the Altus
City Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
She was born Aug. 29, 1910 at Mansfield, La. to Carroll Carrick Neely
and Lletie Inez (Ainsworth) Neely. She lived in the Altus area since 1957
moving here from Weatherford. She married Morris "Bud" Giles Nov. 13, 1980
at Vernon, Texas. He died April 17, 1998. She was a homemaker and her hobby
was spending time with her family and friends. She was a member of the
Tabernacle Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Betty Lou and Ray Reed
of Martha; a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Jackie Cox of Wichita Falls,
Texas; a brother, Ronnie Neely of Kentucky; two sisters, Wilma McBride
of Edgewood, Texas and Marilyn Leonard of Kentucky; 10 grandchildren; 11
great-grandchildren three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and a daughter,
Maria Gonzales, 82, Altus died Saturday at the Baptist Medical Center
in Oklahoma City. Services will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Iglesia Samaria
Pentecostal Church in Altus with the Rev. Salome Cassanova officiating.
Burial will be at the Altus City Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims
She was born May 13, 1917, in Linares, Nuevo Leon, Mexico to Luis and
Phedela (Roblez) Villareal. She married Guadalupe Gonzales March 3, 1939
in Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He preceded her in death Dec. 10, 1979. She was
the pastor of her church from 1979 to 1992 and was also a homemaker for
many years. She was a member of the Iglesia Samaria Pentecostal Church
Survivors include her children, Guadalupe Centres and her husband,
Manuel of Worland, Wyo., Leon Gonzales and his wife Victoria, Gualberto
Gonzales and his wife Maria, Juan Gonsales and his wife Stella, all of
Altus, David Gonzales and his wife Rachel of Worland, Wyo., Maria Lopez
and her husband Jose, and Daniel Gonzales and his wife, Debbie also of
Altus; a sister, Guadalupe Villareal of Victoria, Mexico; a brother, Rueben
Lerma of Linares, Mexico; 22 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and
many friends and church members.
Claude Gresham, 76, Smyrna, Tenn., and former Altus resident, died
Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at his home. Funeral services are set for 10 a.m.
Friday at Woodfin Chapel in Smyrna with Dr. Ross Maroney officiating. Burial
will follow at Mapleview Cemetery.
Gresham was a native of Oklahoma and the son of Ernest and Maude Overstreet
Gresham. He was a member of Stones River Baptist Church and an Air Force
veteran from World War II. He was a retired auto mechanic.
Survivors include: his wife Joyce Gresham; two daughters, Edna Goodman,
Smyrna, Tenn., and Paula Thompson, Dallas; one son, Chris Gresham, Lavergne;
five grandchildren, three step grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and
six step great grandchildren.
The family will receive visitors after 5 p.m. today at Woodfin Chapel
in Smyrna, Tenn.
James F. Gross, 57, Altus, died Monday, March 20, 2000, at his home
following a lengthy illness. Memorial services are set for 2 p.m. Thursday
at Lowell-Tims Funeral Home Chapel with Sonny Tims officiating. Full military
honors will be conducted by the Honor Guard of Altus Air Force Base.
Gross was born April 19, 1942, in Beloit, Wis., to Earl and Letha (Meade)
Gross. On May 23, 1969, in Nocona, Texas, he and Carolyn McMahan were married.
His career with the Air Force began in 1961, lasting through 1981,
retiring as a master sergeant. After his military retirement, he began
a career as a flight simulator instructor for government contract, lasting
15 years. His career ended as a flight instructor with United Airlines.
Gross was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4876
and a member of the Lutheran Church of Blanchardville, Wis.
Survivors include: his wife of 30 years, Carolyn; two sons, Lloyd Ray
Gross and wife Tracy and Roy T. Gross; one sister, Jean Vamstad of Blanchardville,
Wis.; five grandchildren, Ashley Gross, Alan Gross, Samantha Schultz, Michael
Schults and Tiffany Schultz; one nephew, Darrell Vamstad; one niece, Stacey
He was preceded in death by his parents.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jackson County Memorial
Hospital Hospice in his memory.
Evelyn James, 74, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, at Baptist Medical Center
in Oklahoma City. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Friday at The Church
of the Living God in Mangum. Officiating will be the Rev. Delbert Allen.
Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery under the direction of Greer
James was born March 13, 1925, in Mangum, to Ora and Frank Smith. She
was the fifth of seven children. She married Clarence Warren in Mangum
in 1960. He preceded her in death in 1975.
She raised a nephew, Joe "Randy" Davis and three nieces, Jewell "Peaches"
Oliver, Lanessa "Nessa" Hurd and Crystal "Chris" Hurd.
She was a member of The Church of the Living God and served as president
of the mission until her health failed. She enjoyed cooking for her family,
raising her children and gardening.
James is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one sister
and one brother.
Survivors include: two sisters, Etta Mae Henderson, Marietta and Donnie
Mae Green of Mangum; one brother, Frank Smith, also of Mangum; and many
nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Johnny Scott Johnston, 40, died Friday at Harmon County Memorial Hospital.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Dodson, Texas Church of the Nazarene
with the Rev. Al Mixon officiating. Burial will follow at the Dodson Cemetery.
He was born Nov. 18, 1959 to Eugene Baily Johnston and Lillie Estelle
Peden Johnston in Ardmore. He married Laura Ross on Sept. 26, 1981 in Plainview,
Texas. He was a member of the National Guard and worked as a farm laborer.
His hobbies included hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his Laura and daughter, Kaeleigh of the family home;
three sisters and a brother-in-law, Debbie and Ricky Thompkins of Hollis,
Dorothy Sykes and Alma Durrett both of Lubbock, Texas; a brother and sister-in-law,
Bobby and Glenda Miller of Lubbock, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his father in 1982 and his mother, Lillie
Para M. Livingston, 81, Chickasha, formerly of Eldorado, died Thursday,
March 2, 2000, in Chickasha. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday
at the First Baptist Church in Eldorado with the Rev. Dean Goodfellow and
Jody Clayton officiating. Interment will follow at Eldorado Cemetery under
the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
Livingston was born June 29, 1918, in Eldorado to William Walter and
Mary Elizabeth Robinson Helms. She married Rex Livingston on June 20, 1934,
in Eldorado. He preceded her in death May 15, 1984.
She had lived all her life in Eldorado until she moved to Chickasha
in June of 1998. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist
Church in Eldorado.
Livingston was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three
sisters and two brothers.
Survivors include: her children, Jean and Wayne Brown of Roswell, N.M.,
Rena and Stan Bulsterbaum of Deming, N.M., Connie and Lance Clayton of
Colleyville, Texas, and Earl and Sharon Livingston of Chickasha; one sister,
Effie Corley of Slaton, Texas; nine grandchildren, Scott and Connie Brown,
Lance and Mary Brown, Chad and Heather Brown, Kary and Shellie Bulsterbaum,
Karla Jo Bulsterbaum, Jody Clayton, Cody Clayton, Melissa Livingston, and
Michael Livingston; four great grandchildren, Casey Paul Brown, Ethan Brown,
Jordan Bulsterbaum and Jaylen Bulsterbaum.
Funeral services for Roi Leigh McKee, 32, Chattanooga, are set for
10 a.m. Saturday at the Chattanooga School Gymnasium with the Rev. Keith
Edwin Wiginton and the Rev. Jim Brown officiating. Burial will follow at
Chattanooga Cemetery under the direction of Jackson Funeral Home of Frederick.
McKee died Wednesday morning, March 8, 2000, in an Oklahoma City hospital.
She was born Oct. 12, 1967, in Portales, N.M., to Roy and Johnanna
Wilhoit Rush. She attended Clovis Public Schools, graduating from Clovis
High School in 1985.
She and Randy C. McKee were married on March 15, 1986 in Clovis. She
was a former Altus and Olustee resident. She attended Western Oklahoma
State College, graduating in 1987.
In 1998, she and her husband moved to Chattanooga were he coached the
boys baseball team.
In 1999, she graduated from Cameron University with a degree in computer
science and was teaching computer classes at Western Oklahoma State College
at the time of her illness. She was a member of the First Baptist Church
McKee was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Lowel Wilhoit and
Survivors include: her husband Randy; two daughters, Randi Lenn McKee
and Taylor Blake McKee, both of the home; her parents, Roy and Johnanna
Rush, Longmont, Colo.; her maternal grandmother, Maxine Wilhoit, Portales,
N.M.; her paternal grandmother, Mary Rush, also of Portales; three sisters
and brothers-in-law, Tamara and Jerald Manasco, Clovis, N.M., Nikki and
Mike Basart, Fort Collins, Colo. and Shawna Rush, Longmont, Colo.
Memorials may be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation,
Children's Diseases or to Mountain States Children's Home, Longmont, Colo.
in her memory.
Graveside services for Lee Gene Milligan, 73, lifelong resident of
Tipton, are set for 10 a.m. Thursday at the Tipton Cemetery with the Rev.
James Eubanks officiating. Services are under the direction of Frederick
Milligan died Monday, March 20, 2000, in Altus.
He was born Jan. 29, 1927, in Tipton, to Robert Lee and Velma Sellars
Milligan. He was employed by Dallas Airmotive and the City of Tipton. He
and Hazel Williams were married on Aug. 13, 1955, in Vernon, Texas. She
preceded him in death on Oct. 5, 1990. He attended the Assembly of God
Milligan was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Cecil.
Survivors include: two sisters, Marie Kittrell of Tipton and Barbara
Brooks of Missouri.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Research Association,
50 Court, Ste. 306-A, Brooklyn, NY 11201-4801.
Cecil James Murphy, 87, longtime Elmer resident died Friday at English
Village Manor Nursing Home. Services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday in
the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church with the Rev. Melvin Moody officiating.
Burial will follow in the Elmer Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims
He was born July 6, 1913 at Noonday, Texas to Joe and Laura (Murray)
Murphy. He married Sylvia Clarice Canada in 1939 in Elmer. She died in
December of 1982. They made their home in Elmer since the 1940's. He worked
for several farmers in Jackson County for many years. He also worked as
a custodian at the Jackson County Courthouse and Altus Air Force Base.
He was a longtime member of the Hess Baptist Church.
Survivors include five children, Sara Jo Swint and husband, Frank of
Rex, Ga., Edith Duke and husband, Kenneth of Tipton, Anita Pair and husband,
Eddie, James Murphy and wife, Julie and Sandy Callins and husband, Fred
all of Altus; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren
and a host of other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and a brother.
Flores Ortiz, 48, died Monday . Services were held today at Our Lady
of Guadalupe Church with Father Joseph Jacoby officiating. Burial will
follow at Fairmount Cemetery.
He was born Feb. 11, 1952 in New Braunfels, Texas to Francisco and
Margarita Castro Ortiz. He married Alvida Jaramillo Jan. 14, 1972 in Wellington,
Texas. He worked as a farm laborer for Tommy Scott for ten years and lived
in Hollis for 36 years.
Survivors include his wife, Alvida; two sons, Flores, Jr. of Goodwell
and Steven of Hollis; a daughter, Angelica Ortiz, Hollis; his mother, Margarita
Factor of Bracketville, Texas; eight sisters and four brothers-in-law,
Elena Ortiz, of Apache Junction, Ariz., Adela Ortiz of Chickasha, Priscella
and Pete Lopez of Crosbyton, Texas, Benita and Martin Baeza of Hollis,
Ester and Victor Garcia of New Braufels, Texas, Angelica and Bob Daniels
of Victoria, Texas, Eva Ali of Mineral Wells, Texas, and Maria Ortiz; three
brothers and three sisters-in-law, Felix and Lupe Ortiz, Frank Jr. and
Maira Ortiz and Antonio and Lina Ortiz all of New Braufels, Texas.
Jimmie V. Patterson, 74, died Tuesday, March 21, 2000, in Wichita Falls,
Texas. Services are set for 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church
of Hollis with Bob Garton officiating. Burial will be at Fairmont Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. today at Lunn's Funeral
Home in Wichita Falls. Visitation in Hollis will be held at Patterson-Greer
Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until service time Thursday.
Patterson was born Sept. 21, 1925, in Paducah, Texas, to Cecil and
Marie Christian Fillpot. She married Wayne N. Patterson on April 7, 1946.
She had worked as an L.P.N. and was a member of the Jaycee Janes and the
Oklahoma Nursing Association.
Survivors include: a son, Dale Garrett and his wife Donna; a daughter,
Mary Beth Wagner and her husband David, all of Wichita Falls, Texas; a
brother, Lynn Fillpot of Muskogee; six grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Irene Ferguson Powers, 93, Kennewick, Wash., died Friday, March 17,
2000. Graveside services are set for 11 a.m. March 31, 2000, at the Rockwell
Family Cemetery in Weatherford.
Powers was born March 26, 1906, at her father's homestead near Avard.
She was the last surviving sibling of eight brothers and sisters. The first
in her family to get a college education, she taught in Oklahoma for 32
She married Guy Powers on Aug. 27, 1925, in Weatherford. They taught
school together and had a family of four children.
Preceding her in death are Phoebe Alice, age four, George Thomas, age
64, and her husband, Guy Powers, age 76.
She and her husband moved to Othello, Wash., in 1964, where they purchased
and operated an orchard until their retirement in 1971.
They enjoyed traveling until his death in 1979. In the following years,
she lived a full life.
In 1996, she moved to Kennewick and lived with her daughter.
She is survived by two children and their spouses, Bill and Barbara
Powers, and Shirley and Joe Lucas. Also, seven grandchildren, Nancy Williams,
Guy Powers, Lee Morris, Tom Powers, Greg Powers, Ed Powers and Elizabeth
Powers and 16 great grandchildren, ages 17 to newborn.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. today at Mueller's Funeral Home,
1401 S. Union, in Kennewick.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to Tri-Cities
Chaplaincy, 2108 W. Entiat, Kennewick, Wash. 99336.
Logan Marcus Reeves, Jr., 87, Topeka, Kan., died Tuesday, March 14,
2000, at a Topeka health center. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Thursday
at Mt. Hope Chapel. Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery under the direction
of Penwell-Gable Mid Town Chapel.
Reeves was born Feb. 14, 1913, at Tarrant County, Texas, near Fort
Worth, the son of Logan Marcus and Maude Mildred May Reeves. His family
moved to Florida in 1918, returning to Fort Worth in 1925. They then moved
to Altus where he was a graduate of Headrick High School and attended Altus
Reeves came to Kansas from Altus in 1943, as manager of the Long Bell
Lumber Company. He was active in his community as a member of the North
Topeka Kiwanis Club and the North Topeka Merchants Association. He was
also a member of the First Baptist Church.
He owned and operated Ben Franklin stores in North Topeka, Highland
Park and Hiwatha, Kan. After the sale of Long Bell Lumber in 1958, and
the sale of his stores, he spent his time at the remaining Highland Park
store until 1966.
He operated three payment stations for utility bills. He was also credit
manager for C.B. Karlin Furniture from 1967 until 1969 and Scott Glass
Company in the early 1970s.
He married Harrasetta McMillon. They later divorced and he married
Roberta Hutchison Carson on July 27, 1961. She survives her husband.
Other survivors include: one son, Gene Marcus Reeves, Sr., Topeka;
one step daughter, Karen Carson-Morgan, Astoria, Ore., two step sons, Robert
E. Carson, Topeka, and Rodney W. Carson, Lenexa, Kan.; two grandchildren;
two great grandchildren; five step grandchildren; two step great grandchildren;
and two sisters, Virginia Burns, Harlingen, Texas and Mary Sue Allen, Richardson,
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 3033 SW
MacVicar Ave., Topeka, Kan. 66611 or to Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box
1427, Topeka, Kan. 66601.
Leamon Scruggs, 84, died Friday at Jackson County Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services are scheduled 2:30 p.m. today at the Blair Cemetery
with Sonny Tims officiating. Lowell-Tims Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
He was born Sept. 6, 1915 at Durant to Robert and Myrtle Robert Scruggs.
He was a lifelong resident of Blair. He was a heavy equipment operator.
Survivors include two sons, Royce Scruggs and Ray Scruggs of California;
a step-daughter, Rita Bowmann of Galveston, Texas and a sister, Francile
McCombs of Blair.
Gale Richard Smith, 63, Olustee, died Thursday at Jackson County Memorial
Hospital. Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday in the Lowell-Tims
Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Keith Edwin Wiginton II officiating.
Burial will follow in the Roselawn Cemetery at Mangum. Arrangements are
under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
He was born March 10, 1937 in Crystal Valley, Mich. to William and
Mildred (Whitaker) Smith. He married Twyla Parnell June 14, 1958 in Vernon,
He entered the United States Air Force July 1, 1955 and retired as
a Tech Sergeant on Aug.1, 1975. He was later employed at McPherson Ford,
Jim Click Chevrolet, and Lloyd Smith's L&B Auto. He retired from the
civil service in 1996.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Olustee and a member
of the Masonic Lodge of Headrick.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie M. Smith; six children, Ricki
Smith and wife Ruby, Frank Erward and wife Patty, Randy Smith and wife
Andrea all of Altus, William Smith and wife Amanda, Steven Grayson all
of Olustee, Michael Grayson and wife Gloria of Blair; two sisters and brothers-in-law,
Beverly and Don Hanson of Hart, Mich. and Shirley and Cliff Jablonski of
Rochester Hills, Mich.; 12 grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Twyla Smith;
one brother, Russell Smith.
The family will receive visitors from 5-7 p.m. today at Lowell-Tims
Memorials may be made to the Olustee First Baptist Church Building
Fund in memory of Gale Richard Smith.
Opal Marguerite Sprague of Dallas, died Saturday, March 11, 2000. Graveside
services were held at 2 p.m. today at the Russell Cemetery under the direction
of Stewart Funeral Service of Hollis.
Sprague was born June 28, 1919, in Russell County, Oklahoma, to Minnie
and Jessie Meason. She was a retired bookkeeper and a member of the International
Accountants Society since 1967. A lifelong Baptist, she was a member of
the Midway Baptist Church.
Survivors include: a daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Holt Temple of
Rowlett, Texas; a daughter, Mae Beth Whaley of Irving, Texas; a son and
daughter-in-law, John and Diane Sprague of Carrollton, Texas; grandchildren,
Scott Temple, Alissa Cooper of San Antonio, Texas, Jimmy Whaley of Sanger;
and John Roy Sprague of Carrollton and great grandchildren, Nolan Temple
and Dylan Whaley.
Juanita Ruth Tabb, 69, Altus, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at Baptist
Medical Center in Oklahoma City. Graveside services are set for Friday,
Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. at the Altus City Cemetery with Sonny Tims officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
Tabb was born Sept. 12, 1930, at Altus, to Walter C. and Mable Mott
Chenault. She attended school in Altus.
She owned and operated Shirlinta's Cafe that was located in the Franklin
Hotel for several years. She worked at Jackson County Memorial Hospital
as a certified nurse's aide on the obstetrics floor. She was a lifelong
resident of Jackson County and longtime member of the First United Methodist
Church of Duke.
Tabb was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, W.C. Chenault.
Survivors include: one daughter, Shirley Coffey and husband Woodrow
of Duke; one brother, Bobby Chenault of Wichita Falls, Texas; two sisters,
Christine Morrison and Mildred Halcomb, both of Altus; one granddaughter,
Wendy Coffey of Duke; one great granddaughter, Destiney Osborn, also of
Vera A. Watson, 77, died Sunday, March 5, 2000, at the Quartz Mountain
Care Center in Altus. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday,
March 8, 2000, at Kincannon Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Osborne officiating.
Burial will follow at the Altus City Cemetery under the direction of Kincannon
Vera Alice Southall was born July 20, 1922, in Blair to William Albert
and Mary Etta (White) Southall. She attended school in Midway in Greer
County. She married William Howard Watson on Nov. 16, 1961, in Vernon,
Texas. She was a homemaker and her hobby was spending time with her children
and grandchildren and working word search puzzles. She was a member of
the Thomas Street Church of Christ, and served as a volunteer at the Southwest
Transit, Red Cross and Head Start programs.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a grandson,
Nicholas Snodgrass; three sisters, Clara Inzer, Effie Winters and Oleta
Haynes; and three brothers, Peyton, Luke and Alva Southall.
She is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Mary Alice
and Larry Myers, Shirley and Darrell Norton and Willa Mae Snodgrass all
of Altus; a son George Crafton, Altus; three sisters, Bethie Kelly, Fort
Valley, Ga., Nellie Markum, San Juan Capistrano, Calif. and Doyle Norton,
Mira Loma, Calif.; two brothers, Cecil Southhall, Madera, Calif. and Windle
Southall, Blair; four grandchildren, Billy Norton and wife, Summer of Altus,
Christopher Crafton and wife Penny, Amarillo, Texas; Sean Norton, Corpus
Christi, Texas, Alan Snodgrass, Altus and three great-granchildren.
The family asks that memorial donations be made to the Altus Dialysis
Center at Jackson County Memorial Hospital.
Rodney Joe Weathers, 36, Blair, died Tuesday, March 21, 2000, at Jackson
County Memorial Hospital. Graveside services are set for 10 a.m. Friday
at the Navajo Cemetery with Dick Weathers officiating. Services are under
the direction of Peoples Cooperative Funeral Home of Lone Wolf.
Weathers was born Jan. 16, 1964, in Vanhorn, Texas, to John Joe and
Ethel Mae (Jacobs) Weathers. He attended school in Tahoka, Texas.
He moved to Blair in 1982 and worked for McMaster Construction of Oklahoma
City for 10 years. He was a member of the Baptist church.
Survivors include: his mother, Ethel, of Blair; one brother, Mike W.
Weathers, also of Blair and many uncles, aunts and cousins.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Navajo Cemetery.
Verna Lucille Wood, 94, died Saturday at Jackson County Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services for Verna Wood will be held 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the
Altus City Cemetery. Arrangements are with Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
She was born July 23, 1905, in Dodge City, Kan. to Roy Edward and Minnie
(Shelley) Wood. She lived most of her life in San Francisco and Oakland,
Calif. area most of her life where she worked as an executive director
for Equitable Life Assurance.
After retiring in the early 1970's, she traveled extensively in Europe
and studied Eastern religions. Her other hobbies included reading and studying
other cultures. She was a member of Chapter CM of PEO and a member of the
First Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include two nieces, Verna Taylor of Altus and Shirley Lohse
of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two nephews, Jon Shively of Ogden, Utah and
Roy Wood, of Denver; three great-nephews and five great-nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Maynard Wood and
a sister, Elma Shively.
Lucille Youngblood, 83, died this morning at Deaconess Hospital in
Ayer, Mass. Funeral services are pending with Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.