Lloyd Laverne Alexander, 79, longtime Olustee resident, died Wednesday,
April 26, 2000, at Jackson County Memorial Hospital. Private graveside
services were held Saturday at the Olustee Cemetery with Sonny Tims officiating.
Arrangements were under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
Alexander was born March 31, 1921, in Olustee, to Frank and Ruby (Lanning)
Alexander. He was a mechanic for many years until he retired.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include: one brother, Harold Alexander of Altus; one sister,
Eva Lee, also of Altus and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Roy Atchley, 72, Altus, died Wednesday, May 24, 2000, at Jackson County
Memorial Hospital. Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Friday at Kincannon
Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Sherman Mullis officiating. Burial will
follow at Altus City Cemetery under the direction of Kincannon Funeral
Atchley was born Nov. 10, 1927, in Bagwell, Texas, to Floyd and Frankie
Ella (Daniels) Atchley. He was a farmer and rancher all his life.
He lived in the Altus area for many years. He loved being outdoors
and riding horses. He loved helping people and continued his efforts by
donating his artificial limb to the Layton Clinic in Lawton for the benefit
Atchley was preceded in death by both parents and one sister, Imogene
Survivors include: a son, Ronnie Atchley and his wife Debbie of Altus;
a daughter, Sandra Messick and her husband Kenneth of Altus; two sisters,
Katherine Copeland and husband Anthony of DeKalb, Texas and Dorothy Hyman
of Paris, Texas; two brothers, Willis Atchley of Midland, Texas and Ernest
Atchley of New Boston, Texas; two grandchildren; two great grandchildren
and many other family members and friends.
Carlos Herbert Brewer, Eldorado, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at Jackson
County Memorial Hospital, at the age of 79. Graveside services are set
for 2 p.m. Thursday at Eldorado Cemetery with the Rev. Ken Coleman officiating.
Viewing and visitation will be from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. today at Lowell-Tims
Funeral Home and from 8 a.m. until time of service Thursday at the Eldorado
Brewer was born May 22, 1920, in Lincoln, Jackson County, to Will and
Bessie (Norman) Brewer. He graduated from Eldorado High School and later
worked for the Santa Fe Railroad for two years before joining the Navy
during World War II.
After returning from the war in 1946, he returned to his job with the
railroad. Several years later he moved to Carlsbad, N.M., where he owned
and operated an automobile dealership. He later took a job with Malco Oil
and Gas in Farmington, N.M. In the late 1960s, he moved back to Eldorado
where he had a hog farm and owned and operated his own oil and gas brokerage
He was preceded in death by his parents, Will and Bessie Brewer; his
son, Gary Brewer in 1960; and three brothers, Cecil Brewer, Norman Brewer
and Billy Brewer.
Brewer is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Annice and Morris
Wilson of Farmington, N.M.; several nieces and nephews and numerous cousins.
Ruby Mae Brown, 85, Oklahoma City, and former Blair resident died Saturday
in Oklahoma City. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist
Church in Blair with Roy McDaniel officiating. Burial will in the Blair
Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Peoples Cooperative Funeral
Home, Lone Wolf.
She was born Nov. 9, 1913 in Blair to George W. and Bertie L. (Hyde)
Payne. She attended Blair High School. She married Buster Elden Brown Oct.
31, 1931 in Blair. He preceded her in death Sept. 3, 1993. During World
War II she was a telephone operator in Savanna. She moved back to Blair
and worked for 16 years at Quartz Mountain Lodge. She retired from there
in 1978. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Blair. She was
also a member of the Grandmothers and Sunshine Club.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 62 years,
Buster; two sons, Elden Ray Brown and Kenneth Brown; a daughter, Gwendolyn
Brown Collins; two brothers, Clyde Payne and Melvin payne; and two sisters,
Zelda Kidd and Idell Pendergraft.
Survivors include two sons, Stanley Lynn Brown of Midwest City and
Richard dean Brown of Oklahoma City; two daughters, Gaylon Jasinski of
Altus and Donna Brown of Oklahoma City; two brothers, Loyd Payne of Wellston
and Ray Payne of El Paso, Texas; a sister, Aline Mortimer of Apache Junction,
Ariz; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Maurine B. Bynum, 89, longtime Eldorado resident died Sunday at Jackson
County Memorial Hospital. Services were held today at the Lowell-Tims Funeral
Home Chapel with the Rev. T.J. Willingham officiating. Burial followed
at the Boggy Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
She was born Aug. 16, 1910 in Olustee to William J. and Mary Ann (Jobe)
Hughes. She married Denzil Bynum who preceded her in death in 1984. She
taught school in Olustee and Eldorado for more than 25years. She was a
long time member of the Methodist Church, Retired Teachers Association
and the United Methodist Women.
Survivors include a son, Austin Bynum of El Reno; two grandchildren,
Marlo Bynum Nelson and husband, Steve of Woodward and Lori Bynum Kelley
and husband Chris of Edmond and one great-grandson, Mark Austin Bynum.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents,
six brothers, two sisters, and an infant grandson, Mark Austin Bynum.
James William (Bill) Caffey, 72, died Monday, May 1, 2000. Services
were held at 2 p.m. today at Southwood Colonial Chapel, 3612 E. 91st St.,
Tulsa. Interment will follow at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Riverside Cemetery
of Mangum under the direction of Greer Funeral Home.
Caffey was a native of Mangum, a graduate of Oklahoma University and
the retired sales manager for Smith International.
He was also a veteran of World War II, where he served in the Navy.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jan Scott Caffey and his children,
Scott Caffey of Bixby, Christine Caffey of Dallas, Jan Elizabeth Caffey
of Colorado Springs, Colo.; grandchildren, Chuck and Russ Caffey of Jacksonville,
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association
or to the charity of the donor's choice.
Mary Sue Campbell, 65, died May 26, 2000. Services will be held at
Epworth United Methodist Church in Mangum at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 30. Officiation
will be Rev. Elbert Shumaker and Rev. Margaret Marcy. Interment will be
at Riverside Cemetery. Greer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She was born October 2, 1934 in Mangum to Carl and Oleta Allgood. She
attended Mangum High School and graduated from the University of Oklahoma
with a degree in Speech Therapy. She worked as a teacher for the Houston
Council for Mentally Retarded Children and later, as a teacher and director
for Acorn Children's Center in Oklahoma City. She was a tireless advocate
for children and a therapeutic foster mother for many children through
the Department of Human Services. She was a devoted to her family and her
She was preceded in death by her husband Dan, her parents, and a sister,
Survivors include a brother, Carl Wayne Allgood, Sr. and wife Mary
of Vernon, Texas; son Ron Wright and wife Cathy and children Jason, Justin,
and Christopher of Edmond; daughter Tiffany Brooks and husband Michael
and their children Terra Wright, Danielle Andrews, Katie and Brodie Brooks
of Norman; sister-in-law Alice of Altus and brother-in-law Don of Granite;
several nieces and nephews.
Charles William Davis, 83, Blair, died Thursday at Deaconess Hospital
in Oklahoma City. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist
Church in Blair with Randy Mitchell and S.K. Robinson officiating. Burial
will be at the Warren Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Peoples
Cooperative Funeral Home of Lone Wolf.
He was born Jan. 10, 1917 in Hobart to James Monroe and Sara Ann (Moon)
Davis. He married Opal Lee McElroy Dec. 16, 1939 in Mangum. He farmed and
ranched and he was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Opal; two sons and daughters-in-law,
Barry and Jo Davis and Rick and Jan Davis all of Blair; a brother and sister-in-law,
Lee and Myrtle Davis of Warren; four grandchildren, Anita Martinez and
husband Adolfo of Blair, Mitch Davis and wife Stacy and Wes Davis all of
Chickasha and Tara Davis of Weatherford; three great-grandchildren; many
other nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Mark, Fred,
Issam, Jim Dennis and Jefferson Davis; and three sisters, Sally Tufford,
Effie Motely and Essie Cypert.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Warren Cemetery Fund.
R.F. Dickerson, 84, died at his home in Oklahoma City, Friday, April
28, 2000. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Eldorado
Cemetery with Bill Osborne officiating. Services are under the direction
of Kincannon Funeral Home.
Dickerson was born Jan. 27, 1916, to Rufus Fred Dickerson and Allie
Mae Franklin. He attended school at Midway.
He married Lena Goss on Feb. 19, 1938, in Eldorado. He owned and operated
Dickerson Automotive and was a member of the Church of Christ in Eldorado
as well as being a member of the Farmer's Coop.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting and was a collector of unusual things.
He also enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Dickerson was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Bill
and Melvin Dickerson.
Survivors include: his wife, Lena of the home; one daughter, Charlene
(Grossman) Walker and her husband Mike of Oklahoma City and two grandchildren,
Christopher Dickerson and Serene Clinchy.
Cynthia Dickey died Monday at her home in Olustee. Services are scheduled
for 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Olustee with Bill Osborne
officiating. Burial will follow at the Olustee Cemetery under the direction
of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
She was born Dec. 8, 1906, in Garland, Texas, to Samuel Bell Sutton
and Eutoney (Wallace) Sutton. She married Frank Dickey Jan. 11, 1938. He
died in December, 1981.
She was a long time member of the Olustee Methodist Church and was
active both in her church and community.
Survivors include two sons, Frank K. Dickey Jr. of Altus and Sam Dickey
both of Altus; two daughters, Anita Martin of Escondido, Calif. and Sue
Pearce of Cedar Park, Texas ; 14 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren
Linda Marie Donnell, 36, died Sunday, May 28, 2000, at her home in
Altus. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Friday at the Macedonia Baptist
Church, with the Rev. Kenneth Broughton officiating and the Rev. Aulston
Ridley assisting. Interment will follow at Altus City Cemetery under the
direction of Kincannon Funeral Home.
Donnell was born Aug. 17, 1963, in Altus, to Tommie and Emma Donnell.
She was baptized at an early age at New Hope Baptist Church. Later, she
became a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. She was song leader for the
choir and participated in Sunday school. She loved to visit the First Baptist
Donnell was a graduate of Altus High School. She participated in the
area, district and state Special Olympics, receiving several ribbons and
medals. She was a client of Southwest Enterprises, formerly known as Tumbleweed
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins.
Survivors include: her parents, Tommie and Emma Donnell; three sisters,
Judy Vann and her husband Richard of Tulsa, LaQuita Jenkins and her husband
Jimmy of Altus and Ella Lambey and her husband Phil, also of Altus; several
aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. She is also survived
by her special friend, Freddie White Eagle.
Clifford "Shorty" Erickson, 86, Altus, died Wednesday at Jackson County
Memorial Hospital. Graveside services with full military honors are scheduled
for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Altus City Cemetery. Arrangements are with
Kincannon Funeral Home of Altus.
He was born July 14, 1913 to Herman and Mathilda Erickson in Alexandria,
Minn. He served in the United States Army and the Air Force in World War
II. He was in the infantry as a fireman and staff sergeant. He was in the
Aircraft Rescue United in the Air Force. His honors included the Combat
His hobbies included fishing and spending time with his friends at
the Friendship Inn Restaurant.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Marvin and Mary Erickson
of Florien, La.; a daughter, Connie Erickson of Wisconsin; three grandchildren,
Luke, Thane and Caitlin Erickson; and many other family and friends.
W.O. Garvin, Jr., was born Nov. 22, 1916, at Caney. He was the son
of the late Willard O. and Minnie (Provence) Garvin. He died Tuesday, May
23, 2000. Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Friday at Lowell-Tims Chapel
with the Rev. Keith Wiginton officiating. Interment will follow at Altus
City Cemetery under the direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
He married Opal D. Seright on April 22, 1936. He had been a resident
of Altus and Jackson County since 1955, moving here from Hollis. He worked
for Copeland Brothers for more than 24 years. He was a member of the First
Baptist Church and also served as an usher.
Survivors include: his wife, Opal Garvin of Altus; two sons, Larry
Garvin of Kingfisher and Eddie Garvin and his wife Shelly of Blair; three
sisters, Manota Atkins of Visalia, Calif., India Price of Fort Worth, Texas
and Oneta Corley of Payson, Ariz.; one brother, E.J. Garvin of Denison,
Texas; eight grandchildren; one great grandchild and many other relatives
He was preceded in death by his parents, W.O. and Minnie Garvin; one
sister, Opal Crow; three brothers, Haskell, Buel and Roy Garvin.
The family of W.O. Garvin will greet friends at Lowell-Tims Funeral
Home from 5 until 7 p.m. today.
Minnie Jerebee Halbert, 102, Vernon, Texas died Monday at a Vernon,
Texas Hospital. Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the First Methodist
Church of Vernon. Burial will be at Carlsbad, N.M. Visitation will be at
Sullivan Funeral Home of Vernon from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. today.
She was a member of the Anne Lee Chapter of the Daughters of the American
Revolution of Altus. She was also a member of the DAR of Carlsbad, Thomas
Jefferson Chapter, Daughters of American Colonist, Eastern Star, Business
and Professional Women's Club and the Methodist Church.
She was born June 19, 1897 to David Morgan and Quinnie Belle (Middlebrook)
Ferebee. She lived in New Mexico for many years before moving back to Texas.
She lived in both Odell and Vernon.
She was preceded in death by her husband.
Survivors include sister-in-laws, Mrs. Roy Wilkerson of Vernon and
Ruth Ferebee of Colorado; several nieces and nephews including Mr. and
Mrs. Trent Koontz of Altus and many friends.
Curtis Hayes, 77, Hollis, died Thursday at Baptist Medical Center in
Oklahoma City. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist
Church in Hollis with the Rev. James Densman officiating. Burial will be
at the Fairmount Cemetery under the direction of Patterson Greer Funeral
He was born Sept. 24, 1922 in Olustee to George Simpson and Clara Belle
(Warren) Hayes. He married Laverne Trammell Sept. 8, 1943 in Hollis. He
started working as a lineman for Harmon Electric in 1945. He was transferred
to Mangum in 1949. He returned to Hollis in 1965 where he became manager
with Harmon Electric. He retired in 1972 due to ill health. He taught Snday
School in the children's department at the First Baptist Church of Hollis
for many years and served as a deacon for more than 40 years.
Survivors include his wife, Laverne Hayes, of the home in Hollis: two
daughters, Earlaine Moore of Lubbock, Texas and Diane Bailey and her husband,
Phil of Lufkin, Texas; a son, Gaylon Hayes and his wife, Paulette of Moore
a brother, Emory Hayes and his wife, Noma of Moore; two sisters, Verna
Prock of Hollis and Melba Smith of Dallas; five grandchildren, Mitchell
Moore and his wife, Stacey, Michelle Moore, Stephani Yowell and her husband,
Brent, Sharri Corley and Terra Hayes; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parent and two sisters, Loda Barnett
and Odell Smith.
Minnie Loleta Jones, 89, Joshua Tree, Calif. died Thursday in Anaheim,
Calif. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Warren Cemetery
with Ardron Hinton officiating. Services are under the direction of Peoples
Cooperative Funeral Home of Lone Wolf.
She was born Dec. 27, 1910 in Warren to Charles and Laura (Clancy)
Allen. She attended school at Elk View and Warren. She married Bernice
L. Jones in July, 1932. He preceded her in death on Oct. 25, 1995. She
was a homemaker and was a member of the Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 63 years,
Bernice; an infant; a daughter, Brenda Twist; and three sisters.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Billy Schroeder
of Anaheim; a son, Rex Allen Jones of Snow Camp, N.C.; two brothers, Ueal
Allen of Warren and Clarence Allen of Lone Wolf; eight grandchildren and
Bobby Earl Love, 48, Altus, died Thursday, May 18, 2000, at Jackson
County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Friday at
Lowell-Tims Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Bennie Alexander and Elder D.W.
Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Altus City Cemetery under the
direction of Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
Love was born Nov. 7, 1952, in Altus, to Ella Jean Love. He attended
school in Altus and was self employed in the maintenance business. He was
a member of the Church of God in Christ.
He is survived by his mother, Ella Jean Hannon of Altus; six sisters,
Barbara Love of Del City, Helen Ryan of Midwest City, Robbie Fisher of
Shreveport, La., Denise Allen and her husband Alton of Fort Bragg, N.C.,
Meta B. Henderson of Camp Red Cloud, Korea, Debra Coggins and her husband
Thalmor of Lauren, S.C. and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by one sister.
William Newell Oxford, 89, of Breckenridge, Texas died May 26, 2000.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 30 at Stewart Funeral Chapel
of Hollis. Burial will follow at Independence Cemetery.
He was born March 17, 1911 in Nocona, Texas to Robert William and Bessie
McHam Oxford. He married Suda Ella Hughes November 13, 1933 in Hollis.
He worked for the Davis Gin Co. of Altus for 28 years. He reared his family
and farmed in the Madge and Vinson area. He retired from the Antioch, California
School District in 1976 and moved to Wellington, Texas. In 1988 he moved
to Odessa and finally to Breckenridge to be near his children.
He was preceded in death by his wife and sons Bert, Johnylee, and Roy
and two daughters, Rhoda and Nina Marie.
Survivors include five sons, Claud of Wasilla, Alaska, Homer of Portland,
Oregon, Marian of Breckenridge, Texas, Jack of Breckenridge, Shannon of
Lodi, Calfornia; two daughters, Bernadette Littlefield of Breckenridge,
and Linda Noble of McKinney,Texas; one brother Robert McHam Oxford of Walters;
one sister, Boothe Lee of Bakersfield, California; twenty-two grandchildren,
twenty-six great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild, numerous
nices and nephews.
Myra A. Phillips, 91, died Sunday, April 30, 2000, at Grace Living
Center. Graveside services are set for 3 p.m. today at Altus City Cemetery
with Bill Osborne officiating. Services are under the direction of Lowell-Tims
Phillips was born Feb. 25, 1909, in Olustee, to Charlie Bird Hensley
and Nora Ada (Germany) Hensley. She married Phillip H. Phillips, Sr. in
1925, in Vernon, Texas. Together, they lived in Olustee until 1941, when
they moved to Altus. Even though she did not work out of the home, she
was a wife and seamstress for her daughter and grandchildren for many years.
She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Phillips was preceded in death by: her parents; four brothers; her
husband Phil Phillips, Sr. in 1975; her daughter, Myra Sue Phillips in
1982; her son, Phil Phillips, Jr. in 1992; a grandson, Jay Don Phillips
in 1974 and a great grandson, Kevin Reaser in 1990.
Survivors include: her daughter-in-law, Joy Phillips of Altus; four
grandchildren, Phillis and John Findley of Bakersfield, Calif., Vickie
and Bill Kline of Hobart, Sherrie and Joe Don Reaser of Altus and Phillip
and Kaitlyn Phillis of Maryland. She is also survived by 11 great grandchildren
and two great-great grandchildren.
Paul Arnold Rabalais, Sr., 81, long time Altus resident, died Friday,
May 26, 2000, at his home in Altus. Funeral services were held yesterday
at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church with Father Kevin Ratterman officiating.
Burial was at Altus City Cemetery under the direction of Peoples Cooperative
Funeral Home of Lone Wolf.
Rabalais was born Jan. 23, 1920, in Alexandria, La., to George and
Theresa Rabalais. He moved to Altus in the 1940s. He married Opal Duvall
on Feb. 3, 1943, in Lawton. She preceded him in death on April 21, 1993.
He served his country in the Army, entering active service Nov. 6,
1941, at Camp Livingston, La. He participated in Rhineland Ardannas, Central
Europe, Northern France and Normandy. Awards he received included: the
Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Service Ribbon, EAME Service Ribbon
and one silver Service Star. He was honorably discharged on Sept. 28, 1945,
at Camp Chaffee, Ark.
He was a member of the American Legion in Altus, a volunteer with Jackson
County Memorial Hospital, was a scout master in the Boy Scouts in the 1970s
and had worked for 35 years as an electrician. He was on the electrical
Rabalais was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 50 years,
Opal and one infant son, Phillip Rabalais.
Survivors include: two sons, Paul Rabalais, Jr. and Tim Rabalais, both
of Altus; one daughter, Renee Apollonio of Moore; one brother, George Rabalais
of Alexandria, La.; one sister, Mary Day of Fouke, Ark. and four grandchildren,
Brandon, April, Brooke and Kira.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church.
Ian Richardson, 65, died April 29, 2000, at VA Medical Center in Birmingham,
Ala. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fairmount Cemetery
in Hollis with Bob Garton officiating. Local arrangements are with Patterson-Greer
Richardson was born Feb. 14, 1935, in Harmon County, and lived in the
area until 1975. He then moved to Alabama where he was a salesman in the
electronics industry before his retirement.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and Michael
Farris of Deridder, La.; one brother, Ron Richardson of Topeka, Kan.; two
grandchildren, Jesse and Caitlin Farris of Deridder, La. and many cousins
Richard Louis Richeson, 64, died suddenly at Sayre on Monday, May 1,
2000. A graveside service is set for 10 a.m. Thursday at Riverside Cemetery
of Mangum with the Rev. Wendell Harris officiating. Services are under
the direction of Greer Funeral Home.
Richeson was born June 28, 1935, in Lerna, Ill., to William and Gertrude
(Newman) Richeson. He married Sylvia Windle on Feb. 10, 1973, in Mattoon,
Ill. He was a truck driver and had lived in Mangum since 1995. He enjoyed
restoring old cars and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police.
Richeson was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Verna Lou
Survivors include: his wife Sylvia Richeson; his children, Ellie White
and her husband Glen of Sayre, Patricia Morris and her husband Troy of
Phoenix, Ariz., Richard Richeson of Mangum and Emmie Struck and her husband
Jeromy of Mangum.
Dominique Robinson, 19, Altus, died Monday, May 1, 2000, at Comanche
County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services are pending with Brown/Christian
Funeral Home of Altus.
Anna Russell, 90, died Thursday at Jackson County Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the Altus City Cemetery
with David Chittendon officiating. Burial is under the direction of Kincannon
She was born Nov. 29, 1909 to James and Laura Jane (Martin) Foreman
in Young County, Texas. She married James Warren Russell Sept. 8, 1925
in Altus. She was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church for more than
Her hobbies included sewing, crocheting and spending time with her
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, infant son, Donnie
Joe Russell, eight brothers and a sister.
Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Betty Box of Blair
and Kaye and Virgil Talbot of Rancho Cordova, Calif; four sons and two
daughters-in-law, Wesley James Russell, Fort. Morgan, Colo., Col Jerry
Russell (USAF retired) and wife, Dorothy, Great Falls, Mont., SKCM Carl
D. Russell (U.S. Navy retired), Kingsville, Texas and John Phillip Russell
and wife, Lynn, `, Calif.; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two
great-great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins and many other
A.T. "Bo" Sanders, 78, Martha, died Monday at Jackson County Memorial
Hospital. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Church of God in Altus
with the Rev. Randy Wishman officiating. Burial will follow at the Victory
Cemetery under the direction of Kincannon Funeral Home.
He was born Jan. 10, 1922 in Whitesboro, Texas to William Boyd and
Amber Brown Sanders. He attended school at Greenville High in Love County.
He served in the United States Army from 1943 to 1945 and participated
in several campaigns in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He obtained
the rank of staff sergeant for Headquarters Company, Third Battalion, 128th
Infantry, and was decorated with the Asiatic Pacific Theater Service Ribbon,
the Philippine Liberation Ribbon, the Good Conduct Medal, the Purple Heart
Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, the Distinguished Unit Badge and the Victory
He married Edith Marie Stephens Jan. 20, 1947 in Wellington, Texas.
He was a self employed plumber for 48 years until his retirement in 1998.
He was a member of the Altus Church of God and taught Sunday School for
more than 20 years at the Assembly of God Church in Levelland, Texas. His
hobbies included fishing, gardening, and spending time with his friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Edith; an infant
son and a brother, W.C. Sanders.
Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Darlene and Joe
Wiggins of Elk City, Jean and Dean Olson of Olustee, Teresa and Ricky King
of Martha; a son, Wayne Sanders, Syracuse, Neb.; five sisters, Muriel Fincher,
Tulia, Texas, Billy Barfield, Amarillo, Texas, Jessie Orr, Tulia, Texas,
Pauline Hoyler, Dimmitt, Texas and Jean Hedrick, Flower Mound, Texas; four
brothers, John Sanders, Marlow, Eddie and Eldon Sanders, Levelland, Texas
and James Sanders, Tulia, Texas; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Velma Sloan, 95, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at Jackson County Memorial
Hospital. Services are pending with Lowell-Tims Funeral Home.
Joe Robey Smith, 68, Frederick died Saturday at the Memorial Nursing
Center after a lengthy illness. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the
First Christian Church in Frederick under the direction of Jackson Funeral
He was born Sept. 2, 1931, in Frederick to Dent Delbert and Frances
(Robey) Smith. He graduated from Frederick High School in 1948 and attended
Oklahoma State University. He married Mary Pearl Roberts Nov. 24, 1951.
He served in the United States Army in Korea.
He was a third generation cotton buyer, retiring as a vice-president
with Dunavant Enterprises, Inc. of Memphis, Tennessee. He was past president
of the Oklahoma and Texas Cotton Associations. He was a member of the First
Christian Church, Lions Club, Frederick Quarterback Club and the Frederick
Golf and Country Club. He was an Future Farmers of America Honorary Farmer,
a member of the OSU Posse Club and a fan of the Frederick Bombers.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Pearl; two sons and a daughter-in-law,
Dent David Smith of South Haven, Miss., Robert Robey and Denise Smith of
Collierville, Tenn.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Julie and Mike Wynn
of Frederick and Jalyn and Steve Williams of San Marcos, Texas; a brother
and sister-in-law, Jack and Tommye Smith of Moore; two sisters and brothers-in-law,
Mary Frances and Bob Copeland of Frederick and Kathleen and Richard Trautman
of Oklahoma City; ten grandchildren, Jenny, Eli, and Calvin Wynn of Frederick,
Robyn Williams of Austin, Texas; and Luke Williams of San Marcos, Texas,
Heather, Stephanie and Caitlyn Smith of South Haven, Miss., Matthew Robey
Smith and Wesley Dent Smith of Collierville, Tennessee.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Carolyn Smith and
his great-grandmother, Inez Robey.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church or
the Frederick School Enrichment Foundation.
Jeanette Victoria Thomas-Callins, 60, died Sunday. Services will be
2 p.m. Wednesday at the St. John Baptist Church with the Rev. Reggie Hamilton
and the Rev. Samuel Callins. Burial will be at the Riverside Cemetery of
She was born Oct. 29, 1939, Columbia, South Carolina. She spent several
of her childhood years in Mangum before moving to Battle Creek, Mich. with
her family. She returned to Mangum and married James A. Callins Nov. 10,
1961. She lived most of her adult life in Mangum before moving to Elk City
She was preceded in death by her step-father, Leon Skinner; three sisters,
Mary and Martha Littlejohn and Viola Barron.
Survivors include her mother, Ella Skinner of Mangum; daughters, Kimberly
of the home, Brenda of Oklahoma City, Bobbi and her husband James Atkison
of Elk City, Lisa Drew of Mangum and their father, James Callins also of
Mangum; a sister, Tina Callins and her husband Sam Callins of Mangum; a
step-brother Johnny Frank Skinner and wife Eva of Ennis, Texas; two grandchildren,
James Arnell Callins of Elk City and Travonte Drew of Mangum and a friend
Elizabeth Lane of Mangum; many nieces and nephews.
Geraldine Watson, 69, Lawton, died Monday morning at Comanche County
Memorial Hospital in Lawton. Services are pending with Kincannon Funeral
Funeral services for Peggy J. Whitehead, 61, of Tipton, are set for
2 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Tipton with the Rev. E.A.
Copeland officiating. Burial will follow at the Tipton Cemetery under the
direction of Jackson Funeral Home in Frederick. She died Saturday, April
29, 2000, at her home in Tipton.
Peggy J. Gildon was born Feb. 4, 1939, in Clinton, to Abe and Janie
M. (Baker) Gildon. She attended Booker T. Washington School in Tipton and
married Eddie R. Whitehead on Jan. 6, 1967, in Vernon, Texas. He preceded
her in death on Nov. 26, 1981. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt.
Gilead Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband and two brothers,
Johnnie B. Gildon and Clarence Gildon.
Survivors include: two sons, George Whitehead of Athens, Texas and
Otis Whitehead of Oklahoma City; four daughters and a son-in-law, Willie
Whitehead of Fort Worth, Texas, Alva and James Seward of Lawton, Brenda
Hill and Rena' Whitehead, both of Tipton; eight brothers, Jack Perry of
Frederick, Royce, Aaron and Willie T. Gildon, all of Anaheim, Calif., Bobby
Gildon of Altus, Bennie Gildon of Riverside, Calif., Jackie Ray Gildon
of Frederick and Edward E. Gildon of Hobart; one sister, Lillie Malone
of Clinton; 20 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.