Miscellaneous Mayes County, Oklahoma Obituaries

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BLACKWELL, Jesse Allman, 82, of Pryor; born Jan. 22, 1921 in Claremore to Austin and Leola (Hebbe) Blackwell, died March 13, 2003 in Tulsa; husband of 53 years to Elizabeth; father of two sons (Gary of Claremore and Jack of Salina) and one daughter (Kathy Robinson of Pryor); retired truck driver; services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, March 17 in the First Baptist Church of Locust Grove; burial in the Oak Haven Memorial Gardens in Claremore; services under direction of Key Funeral Home.

COLE, David Lee, 52, of Chouteau; born August 8, 1950 in Tulsa to David and Lura (Peace) Cole, died March 5, 2003 in Muskogee; husband of Penny Lewis; father of two sons (David and Gregory, both of Idabell), three daughters (Amy Cole of Durant, Sarah Cole of Idabell and Lura Lee Lewis of Pryor), and two step-daughters (Jessica and Melissa James, both of Pryor); employee at Harry True Plastering Company; served in U.S. Army 1967 to 1970; services held March 11 under direction of Shipman’s Funeral Home and Crematory of Wagoner.

HUDSON, James Henry, 74, of Chouteau; born August 19, 1928 in Judsonian, Arkansas to Ernest and Minnie Hudson, died March 8, 2003 in Pryor; husband of Onita and the late Betty Jane; father of three sons (James of Collinsville, Billy and Bob Bristol of Austin, Texas) and four daughters (Carolyn Gann of Salina, Mary Speer of Tulsa, Carolyn Mitchell of Florida and Kathy Murphy of Texas); retired from LoneStar Cement; enjoyed hunting, fishing, talking on his ham radio; services held March 12 entrusted to Stephens Memorial Chapel; burial in Damascus Cemetery in Linddale, Texas.

MARLIN, George Paul, 75, of Salina; born April 10, 1927 in Pryor to John Luther and Caroline (Picaman) Marlin, died March 13, 2003 in Chouteau; husband of the late Josephine; father of five sons (Ronnie of Kansas City, Brian and John of Salina, Keith Britt of Kansas City and David Britt of Noel, Mo) and three daughters (Sheila D’Agostino of South Carolina, Carol Heller of Kansas City, Mo., and Rebecca Jo Britt of Salina); served in U.S. Navy during World War II; retired from General Motors Corp.; services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 18 in the Ross-Mayes Cemetery under direction of Key Funeral Home.

NELSON, Marguerite G., 84, of Adair; born Sept. 1, 1918 in Adair to Martin Van and Alice Ann (Taylor) Beedle, died March 14, 2003 in Adair; wife of the late Lloyd B.; mother of one daughter (Sally of Adair); retired from Whitaker School in Pryor; enjoyed gardening; services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 18 in the Shipman’s Jim Green Funeral Hom

PLUMLEE, Delores, 74, of Salina; born May 4, 1928 in Tupelo, Okla. to William Henry and Jessie Landis, died March 14, 2003 in Salina; wife of Blackie (Ramyond) and the late Marvin Teel; mother of two sons (Joe Don Teel of Adair and Raymond Plumlee of Claremore) and three daughters (Judy Wood of Pryor, Judith Castor of Texas and Gwendolyn Plumlee); retired from Phoenix Federal; member of VFW and DAV Auxiliary; services will be held 10 a.m Tuesday, March 18 at Stephens Memorial Chapel; burial in Ross-Mayes Cemetery; friends are donating to Green Country Hospice of Claremore.

RICE, Doyle, 58, of Pryor; born December 4, 1944 in Pryor to Frank and Verma (Curtis) Rice, died March 8, 2003 in Pryor; hsuband of Susan; father of one daughter (Elaina Franklin of Pryor); pipeline journeyman; attended Chouteau Schools; member of Coach Nelson Devers’ 1963 state championship basketball team, the county’s only boys team to ever achieve that distinction; an avid horsebreeder and member of the American Quarter Horse Association; member of First Baptist Church; services held March 11 entrusted to Stephens Memorial Chapel; burial in Graham Memorial Cemetery; friends are donating to the Mayes County Medical Center Hospice program.

SUMMERLIN, Willie E. Summerlin, 82, of Pryor; born Feb. 25, 1921 in Prairie Grove, Arkansas to Andrew Jackson and Fannie Jane (Phillips) Summerlin, died March 11, 2003 in Tulsa; father of two sons (Billy of Broken Arrow and Michael of Claremore) and two daughters (Theora Simmons and Pearl McComb of Pryor); retired truck driver; member of the American Legion and D.A.V.; services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, March 17 in Key Funeral Home Chapel; burial in Ft. Gibson National Cemetery.

DAVIS, Donna B., 55, of Pryor; born July 6, 1947 in Pryor to George Oliver and Alvita (Weaver) Cleveland, died April 15, 2003 in Pryor; wife of more than 35 years to the late Loyd Arthur Davis II; mother of one son (Loyd Arthur Davis) and one daughter (DeNise Stokes of Pryor); former bookkeeper for Melton Appliance Company; services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, April 21 at the Ft. Gibson National Cemetery; services under direction of Shipman’s Jim Green Funeral Home.

GOYER, Edith Agnes, 94, of Pryor; born Sept. 26, 1908 in Peggs to Charlie Clinton and Nannie C. (Timmons) Thornton, died April 17, 2003 in Tulsa; wife of the late James “Buster” Goyer; mother of four sons (Dean of Pryor, Dale of Kellyville, Don of California and James of Pryor; and one daughter (Doyne Dunlap of Texas); member of Salina First Baptist Church; services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, April 21 entrusted to Stephens Memorial Chapel; burial in Ross-Mayes Cemetery; friends are donating to the Salina First Baptist Church Building Fund.

LONGCRIER, Leta, 92, of Texas, formerly of Pryor; born Nov. 8, 1910 to Charles Henry and Nettie (Reynolds) Atkins, died April 19, 2003; services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 in the Shipman’s Jim Green Funeral Home Chapel.

MILLER, Richard E., 77, of Pryor; born Sept. 26, 1926 in Pryor to Robert Jackson and Rebecca (Eldridge) Miller, died April 12, 2003 in Tulsa; husband of Opal (Sagersa); father of two sons (Alan of Coweta and Wayne of Collinsville); retired forklift operator with Pepsi Cola Company; services held April 16 under direction of Shipman’s Jim Green Funeral Home; burial in Fairview Cemetery.

STAMPER, Maxine “Mickie,” 72, of Owasso; born Oct. 1, 1930 in Boatman to Mack and Edna (Stinson) Martin, died April 16, 2003 in Owasso; wife of Howard; mother of two daughters (Karen Eddleman and Denise Thomas, both of Owasso) and one son (Neal Stamper, also of Owasso); sister of four living siblings (including Clesta Manley of Claremore and Locial Martin of Chouteau); services will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Owasso; services under direction of Moore Funeral Home.

BLODGETT, Charles Henry “Charlie,” 65, of Burbank, Califormia; born July 11, 1937 in Elmira, New York to Charles Henry and Elise (Davis) Blodgett, died April 10, 2003 in Burbank, California; husband of Catharine; father of four children (including Debbie Besley of Pryor); retired stage carpenter from ABC Studios; private services held.

CHANCELLOR, Norman Earl, 70, of Kenwood; born December 7, 1932 in Kenwood to Jess and Beaulah (Harp) Chancellor, died April 4, 2003 in Kenwood; husband of Wanda; father of four sons (Larry of Pryor, Danny of Kenwood, Dale of Salina and the late Jerry) and one daughter (Regina Ingram of Salina); a lifelong farmer and former cattleman; owned and operated Blue Hole Park in Kenwood for the past 28 years; services held April 7 under direction of Key Funeral Home; burial in Ross-Mayes Cemetery.

FIELDEN, Richard Callaway, Jr., 75, of Wagoner; born Dec. 11, 1927 in Pryor to Jesse (Sullivan) and Richard C. Fielden, Sr., died April 4, 2003 in Wagoner; husband of Violet; father of one son (Rick of Kansas) and one daughters (Trudy Traut of Wagoner); brother of Lurlea Lee and Leota Pitts, both of Pryor; served 20 years in U.S. Air Force; retired maintenance supervisor at Prestolite; services held April 4 under direction of Shipman’s Jim Green Funeral Home; burial in Adair Cemetery.

HOUTZ, Jackie, 43, of Porter; born Jan. 3, 1960 in Pryor to Chester and Shirley (Hamm) Houtz, died April 5, 2003 in a motor vehicle accident near Porter; father of one daughter (Kayla); services held April 9 under direction of Shipman’s Funeral Home and Crematory in Wagoner; burial at Ft. Gibson National Cemetery.

HURLEY, Emmett H., 75, of Pryor; born May 30, 1927 in Salina to Arthur and Pheoba (Cooper) Hurley, died April 5, 2003 in Claremore; husband of Norma; father of two sons (Larry of Houston and Cole of Tulsa) and two daughters (Debra Germany of Pryor and Denise Dunham of Missouri); retired packing and shipping foreman from Midwest Carbide; member of the United Pentecostal Church and Salina American Legion; served in U.S. Navy during World War II; services held April 9 entrusted to Stephens Memorial Chapel; burial in Fairview Cemetery.

ROGERS, Edna Mae, 75, of Locust Grove; born Feb. 11, 1928 in Kellyville, Okla. to Troy and Alta (Turner) Stricklen died April 8, 2003 in Locust Grove; wife of the late Dewey; mother of two sons (Allan and Larry, both of Locust Grove) and one daughter (Connie Cooper of Locust Grove); an ordained minister in the Full Gospel faith since 1977; enjoyed doing evangelistic work; services held April 11 under direction of Locust Grove Funeral Home; burial in Rose Cemetery.

TUGMON, Bobby Ray, 71, of Peggs; born Nov. 27, 1931 in Mearstone, Oklahoma to George Edward and Fannie Bell (Kelley) Tugmon, died April 8, 2003 in Muskogee; father of three sons (Ricky and Bobby of Texas and the late Bobby Ray, Jr.) and three daughters (Glenda of Peggs, Sally of Houston and the late Teresa Booker); worked for Trinnell Incorporated for 30 years as a sprinkler system fitter; services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, April 10 in the Shipman’s Jim Green Funeral Home Chapel; burial in Fairview Cemetery.

EVANS, Roy Earl “Cotton,” 67, of Locust Grove; born June 19, 1935 in Tulsa to Columbus Isaac and Veva Lee (Maddox) Evans, died April 2, 2003 in Muskogee; husband of Gerry; served in U.S. Army; drove a truck for some 34 years; owned and operated the Earbob Store from 1989 until retiring in 2000; member of the Covey Masonic Lodge; services were held April 5 under direction of Locust Grove Funeral Home; burial in Welch Cemetery.

TUCKER, Forrest “Hub,” 82, of Murphy; born Oct. 16, 1920 in Murphy, Okla. to Thoams Elias and Minnie (Phillips) Tucker, died April 2, 2003 in Murphy; husband of Dorothy; father of two sons (Larry and Terry of Tulsa) and one daughter (Linda West of Broken Arrow); served in U.S. Army during World War II; owned and operated Tucker Import Car Body Shop in Tulsa for some 50 years; member of Church of God of Murphy where he served as Sunday School Superintendent; services held April 6 under direction of Key Funeral Home.

CARMAN, Ethel, 80, of Pryor; born July 4, 1923 in Harper, Kansas to Ruah Ray and Evelyn Carpenter) Merrill, died June 14, 2004 in Pryor; wife of Hugh; mother of two sons (Gary and Robert, both of Pryor); 1941 graduate of Pryor High School; once worked for State Farm Insurance and Ralph Jackson; member of First Christian Church; services held June 19 entrusted to Stephens Memorial Chapel. JEANS, Paul, 75, of Pryor; born Jan. 9, 1929 in Adair to William and Laura Etta (Deens) Jeans, died June 13, 2004 in Pryor; husband of the late Betty Jean Weldon and the late Bonnie Marie Long; step-father of one son (Andy Long of Pryor) and two step-daughters (Chris Hudson and Connie Keirsey, both of Pryor); served in U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953; spent most of his life hauling milk or working in milk processing plants; services held June 15 under direction of Key Funeral Home; burial in Chelsea Cemetery. MOORE, Edna, 99, of Inola; born Feb. 26, 1905 west of Tulsa in Indian Territory to Sam and Martha Lorene (Alley) Stamper, died June 12, 2004 in Inola; husband of the late Warner; motehr of two sons (the late Robert and the late George); services held June 15 entrusted to Stephens Memorial Chapel; burial in Moore Family Cemetery.

MOORE, Don, 57, of Salina; born July 19, 1946 in Tulsa, died June 12, 2004 in Salina; husband of Sandy; father of one son (Maj. Lance of Owasso) and one daughter (Yulonda Cooper of Salina); served in U.S. Army during Vietnam War; worked 28 years at Georgia Pacific; services held June 16 under direction of Key Funeral Home; burial in Ross- Mayes Cemetery. PHILLIPS, Kenneth, 80, of Locust Grove; born Jan. 23, 1924 in Zinkville, Okla. to George and Bertha (Rayon) Phillips, died June 13, 2004 in Waldron, Arkansas; husband of Zelma; father of three sons (Darrell of Louisiana; Jerry of Arkansas and David of Locust Grove); served in U.S. Army during World War II; retired from McDonnell Douglas; former commander of VFW Post #3573; services held June 16 under direction of Key Funeral Home; burial Hogan Cemetery.

DAVIS, Melanie Jane (Cole), 24, of Adair; born Aug. 12, 1979 in Claremore to Rick and Ella Cole, died June 20, 2004 in Broken Arrow; mother of one daughter (Kennedy); survived by her father (Rick and Debi Cole of Salina) and mother (Ella Holt and Greg Pound of Vinita); 1997 graduate of Adair High School where she earned All-State softball honors; worked as an LPN at the Warren Clinic in Vinita; services held June 24 entrusted to Stephens Memorial Chapel; burial in Cole Family Cemetery in Adair; friends are contributing to a trust fund established for her daughter at the Adair Bank of Commerce. KING, Fada Fern, 81, of Salina; born Feb. 25, 1923 in Tahlequah to Marion and Lital (Brown) Jewell, died June 24, 2004 in Salina; wife of Berry Lee; mother of one daughter (Gaye Lynn Kerns of Salina); member of Salina First Baptist Church; services will be held 2 p.m. Monday, June 28 at First Baptist Church of Salina; services entrusted to Stephens Memorial Chapel; burial in Kansas Cemetery in Kansas, Oklahoma. NICKABOINE, Andrew Joseph, 21, of Locust Grove; born May 14, 1983 in Pryor to Will and Rosemarie (Capps) Nickaboine, died June 18, 2004 in Tahlequah; survived by his father (Will of White Earth, Minnesota) and his mother (Rosemarie and Russell Bell of Locust Grove); worked at RAE Corporation; member of Locust Grove Free Will Baptist Church; services held June 22 under direction of Key Funeral Home of Locust Grove; burial in Hogan South Cemetery. SISSON, William J., 89, of Pryor; born July 31, 1914 in Louisiana, Missouri to Abraham and Marie Violet (Handson) Sisson, died June 23, 2004 in Pryor; husband of Vinita; father of one son (William Jr. of Pryor) and one daughter (Jean Farris of Texas); retired superintendent of operations for the John Deere fertilizer plant in Pryor; member of the First United Methodist Church; services held June 26 under direction of Key Funeral Home; burial in Graham Memorial Cemetery; friends are donating to the Methodist Church general fund in his memory.

SMITH, Flossie Florence, 86, of Tahlequah, formerly of Chouteau; born March 30, 1918 in Peggs to Joe and Lular Belle (Pondexter) Moren, died June 19, 2004 in Tahlequah; wife of Homer; mother of one daughter (Mary Ann Briscoe of Hulbert); member of the First United Methodist Church of Locust Grove and Order of the Eastern Star; services held June 23 under direction of Key Funeral Home of Chouteau; burial in Chouteau North Cemetery. VANHORN, Morris Elmo, 84, of Locust Grove; born Feb. 6, 1920 in Shamrock, Okla. to Marcus Tenny and Legal Tender (Johnson) VanHorn, died June 22, 2004 in Chouteau; husband of Donnie Mae; father of one daughter (Shirley French of Brenham, Texas); served in U.S. Air Force as a bomber refueler in Walawala, Washington; retired cattleman; moved to Locust Grove in 2000; services held June 25 under direction of Key Funeral Home of Chouteau; burial in Chouteau North Cemetery; friends are donating to the Meadowbrook Care Center in Chouteau.


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