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Ethel Jenkins
Graveside services for Ethel Jenkins were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 7, 1997 at Chute Cemetery in Ethel, Ark., with Rev. Curtis Brown officiating. Clagg Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Jenkins was born Thursday, February 17, 1916 in Ethel to Willie Poston and Leona (Criswell) Poston. She died Thursday, July 3, 1997 at Tishomingo.
She was married to George Jenkins who preceded her in death in 1973.
Mrs. Jenkins grew up in Arkansas and lived in California for several years before moving to Oklahoma. She had lived in Mill creek the past 20 years.
She is survived by two daughters, Mary McDonald, Mill Creek and Helen Lindell, Midwest City; one son, George Harold Jenkins, Tujunga, Calif.; one brother, W.H. Poston, St. Charles, Ark.; three sisters, Christine Brown, Texarkana, Ark., Lucy Smith, DeWitt, Ark. and Ida Lee Barry, Breckenridge, Texas; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.

Jerry Alfred Summers
Graveside services for Jerry Alfred Summers, 54, Dolberg were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 5, 1997 at Dolberg Cemetery with Rev. George Wilson officiating. Interment was in the Dolberg Cemetery with Clagg Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Summers was born Tuesday, August 25, 1942 at Dolberg to Lloyd Summers and Willie Bowlin Summers. He died Thursday, July 3, 1997 at Oklahoma City.
He had lived in this area most of his life, graduating from Roff High School. He was a truck driver and a member of the Dolberg Baptist Church.
He is survived by one sister, Anita Carr, Sulphur; three brothers, Lawrence Summers, Anchorage, Alaska, Tony Summers, Huntsville, Al.; and Doug Summers, Sulphur and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Wendell Summers.

Henry William "Mac" McClure
Services for Henry William "Mac" McClure were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 6, 1997 at Stufflebean Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Joe Elam officiating. Interment was in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery with Stufflebean Funeral Home, Pauls Valley in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. McClure was born May 26, 1905 n Davidson, Oklahoma to James Arthur and Elloy (George) McClure. He died Friday, July 4, 1997 in Pauls Valley at the age of 92 years.
He is a graduate of Sulphur High School. He married Altha Hale at Chandler on January 7, 1938. He was owner /operator of Mac's Construction Company, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. In his years in the construction business, he and his family moved several times but in 1951 they moved from Lindsay to make their home in Pauls Valley. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge where he earned a 32nd Degree and a member of the Shriner's temple. He was also a member of numerous cattle and petroleum organizations. 
For many years Mac's Construction Company awarded an annual scholarship at Pauls Valley High School. He was presented an award as a Lifetime Honorary Girl Scout in honor for his contributions to the Girl Scout organization with special recognition for building a pond for the Girls Scout's camp which is now a part of Lake Fuqua near Marlow.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Arthur and Elloy McClure; one son, George McClure, on July 16, 1994; three sisters, Maude McClure, Lenna McClure and Edna Alexander; and by two brothers, Weslie and Milton McClure.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Altha, of the home; a daughter-in-law, Carolyn McClure and grand-daughter, Christy McClure, Pauls Valley; one brother, Richard McClure, Sulphur; two sisters, Dorothy Reynolds and her husband, Levi, Houston, TX. and Merle Smith, McAlester; one son, David McClure and his wife, Sulphur; one daughter, Lucretia Thompson and her husband, Oklahoma City; a number of grandchildren, nieces and nephews and other relatives.
The family requests that memorials be given to the Pauls Valley First Baptist Church in memory of H.W. "Mac" McClure.

Ava Nell Riddle
Services for Ava Nell Riddle, 66, Wynnewood were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, 1997 at the First Baptist Church in Wynnewood with Bro. Jerry Wells officiating and T. B. Crews assisting. Interment was in the Oaklawn Cemetery in Wynnewood under the direction of Wynnewood Funeral Home.
Mrs. Riddle was born April 3, 1931, to O.L. "Bud" and Thelma Holley in San Antonio, TX. She died Sunday, July 6, 1997 in Pauls Valley.
Ava Nell came to Davis, in 1947 where she graduated from high school in the spring of 1949. She married Joe Bailey Riddle on February 23, 1950, in the home of Bobby Riddle, Joe's brother. The couple moved to Ardmore, where they spent a short time. In 1952, they moved to Wynnewood where they have made their home for the last forty-five years. She was a long time member of the First Baptist Church of Wynnewood. Her whole life was defined as being a devoted mother and loving wife. Her seven grandchildren were the "delight of her life."
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Bailey Riddle, one twin sister, Clarenda Della and one granddaughter, Lauren Kate Riddle.
She is survived by two daughters, Ava Jo Camp and husband, Roger, Wynnewood, Holly Colbert and husband, Chic, Owasso; two sons, Ralph Riddle and wife, Suzie, Lindsay, Brock Riddle and wife, Gayla, Anchorage, Alaska; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Sparks and husband, David, Kelly Colbert, Rachelle Riddle, Ryan Riddle, Lindsey Riddle, Jay Hunter Riddle, and Joe Bailey Riddle.

Anna Louise Edwards
Graveside services for Anna Louise Edwards, 66, Ada were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 14, 1997 at Wann Cemetery in Collinsville with Rev. Wayne Patton officiating. Interment was in the Wann Cemetery with Pickard Funeral Home, Stratford in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Edwards was born Saturday, March 14, 1931 in Collinsville to Mary R. Clark Patton and Henry Simpson Patton. She died Sunday, October 12, 1997 at Ada.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Edwards and two sons, Mitchell Ray Johnson and Frankie Isreal. She had lived in Sulphur and Stratford for the past six years. She had worked as a waitress, and was a member of the Lutheran Church in Tuba, Texas.
She is survived by three sons, Lyle Jameson, Oklahoma City, Ralph Jameson, Yukon and Walter Edwards, Idaho; one daughter, Alicia Louise Seward, California; one brother, Wayne Patton, Byng; nine grandchildren.

Ranger Scout Watson
Graveside services for Ranger Scout Watson, Sulphur, one day old were held at 1:00 p.m. Friday October 10, 1997 at Oaklawn Cemetery with Rev. Johnnie Beckman officiating. Cowley Krien Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
The little one was born October 7, 1997 in Oklahoma City to James Watson and Tracy Smith. He died October 8, 1997 at University Hospital in Oklahoma City.
He is survived by his mother, Tracy Smith and father, James Watson; one sister, Jessica Watson; one brother, Elijah Watson and a half brother, Chance Moore, all of the home; grandparents, Ray and Joyce Watson, Weatherford, Texas, Wayne and Diane Enyert, Dougherty; great grandparents, Homer and Ora Watson, Weatherford, Texas, Junior and Velma Smith, Davis and Lewis and Betty Taylor, Sulphur.

Leota Mae Reed
Services for Leota Mae Reed, Elmore City were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday October 11, 1997 in the Poolville Community Church with Rev. Hershel Baker officiating. Interment was in the Poolville Cemetery under the direction of Wooster Funeral Home, Elmore City.
Mrs. Reed was born October 6, 1907 in Hennepin to Samuel Jack and Dora Lammon Ashton. She died Thursday, October 9, 1997 in Elmore City.
Mrs. Reed grew up in Garvin and Carter County. She attended school in Hennepin and Satterwhite. She married John Reed in 1950 and after his death in 1964 she married Pete Stephenson in 1967. Mr. Stephenson preceded her in death in 1989.
She was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church.
She is survived by three daughters and their husbands, Earlene and Travis Upshaw, Betty and Terry McIntrye and Ruth Ward Harris; four grandsons, Don and Kenny Thompson, Travis Upshaw and Danny Gilbert; four granddaughters, Linda Davis, Tammy Thompson, Cathy Wood and Donna McFadden and one great granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by five sisters, one son and one great grandson.

Leta Murl O'Neal
Services for Leta Murl O'Neal, 70, Sulphur were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, October 10, 1997 at the Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. Edward Rowls officiating. Interment was in the Oaklawn Cemetery with Clagg Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. O'Neal was born Monday, June 6, 1927 in Mill Creek to Lee Vernon Wells and Ivie (Pittman) Wells. She died Tuesday, October 7, 1997 in Ardmore.
On February 24, 1949 she married Troy O'Neal in Sulphur.
She lived in Mill Creek area until 1935 when she moved to Sulphur. She attended school at Gilsonite and Sulphur.
She is survived by her husband, Troy O'Neal, Sulphur; two sons, Lewie Anthony O'Neal, Sulphur and Troy Dean "Dink" O'Neal, McPherson, Kansas; her mother, Ivie Wells, Sulphur; two sisters, Mardell McClure, Acworth, Georgia and Juanita Vernell Poteet, Tulsa; five brothers, L.V. Wells, Jr., T.Z.Wells and Dorsey Wells, all of Sulphur, Tommy Wells, Harrah and Scotty Wells, Sulphur; four grandchildren, Ryan O'Neal, Chelsie, Jennifer Lancaster and Ashley O'Neal; several nieces and nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Pallbearers were Gaylon Wells, Colby Wells, Larry Wells, Joe Wells, Marty Wells and Jerry Wells.
Honorary Pallbearers were nephews.

Alice L. Ayers
Services for Alice L. Ayers, Davis were held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 15, 1997 at Fox Funeral Chapel with Rev. A.C. Ezzell officiating. Interment was held in the Elmore City Cemetery with Fox Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Ayers was born February 6, 1913 in Amber, Oklahoma to Albert and Rosa Ann Robinson Hicks. She died October 12, 1997 in Sulphur.
Mrs. Ayers married Jeff "Jockey" Ayers on July 21, 1973 in Elmore City. He preceded her in death April 27, 1995.
She was a member of the First Christian Church in Davis.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; four sisters, Sybil Couch, Lela Couch, Jewel Beaty and Neva Wigley; one brother, Charles Henry Hicks; one son, Nute Simmons; three husbands, J. W. Hudgins, Ted Simmons and Jeff "Jockey" Ayers.
Mrs. Ayers is survived by one son, Eull W. Hudgins, Winchester, Tenn.; two sisters, Ruby Woodard and Viola Larimore, both of Oklahoma City; one brother, Thomas Hicks, Oklahoma City; two stepdaughters, Dorothy Shumaker, Davis and Barbara Ayers, Commerce, Texas; one step son, Joe Tom Ayers, Davis; four granddaughters; two great granddaughters and one great great granddaughter; one great great grandson; two step grandchildren and five step great grandchildren and two step great great grandchildren.

Jean Lapish
Services for Jean Lapish, 83, Wynnewood, were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 23, 1998 in the St. Catherines Catholic Church in Pauls Valley with Rev. David Monahan officiating. Interment was held in the Riverside Cemetery in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Services were under the direction of Wooster Funeral Home, Pauls Valley.
Mrs. Lapish was born June 18, 1914 to Noah and Alice (Trottier) Dagenais. She died Monday, January 19, 1998 in Oklahoma City.
Mrs. Lapish grew up in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and graduated from the Loretta Catholic Academy for girls in 1932. She then went to work at the Soo Sand & Gravel company where she met James Lapish whose father owned the business. She and James I. Lapish were married in 1940 in Sault Ste. Marie. In the early 60's she attended the Central Michigan University College. She then went to work keeping books for Montgomery Ward and retired in 1974. Jean had lived in Wynnewood for the past six years.
She is survived by one daughter, Sandra and her husband, Ray Bolling, Wynnewood; three sisters, Lorraine Kittler, Phoenix, AZ., Mary Byron and Noel Hallesy, both of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan; three grandchildren, Timothy and Steven Lawrence, Wynnewood and Sarah Ashford, Sulphur.
She was preceded in death by her husband James I. Lapish in 1952; one infant brother, Donald Paul Dagnais, and one sister, Theresa Poisson.

Vickie Ann Thomas
Services for Vickie Ann Thomas were held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 23, 1998 at Fox Funeral Chapel, Davis with Brother Thomas Thompson officiating. Interment was held in the Green Hill Cemetery with Fox Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Thomas was born June 27, 1954 in Sulphur to John E. and Ruby Clarette Cottrell Thomas. She died January 10, 1998 at Pauls Valley Hospital.
Mrs. Thomas made her home at the Southern Resource Center in Pauls Valley.
She is survived by one brother, George Thomas, Davis; two sisters, June Brazeal, Oklahoma City and Ruby Adams, Davis; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Dorothy Jo Roady and Shirley Jenkins and a brother, Johnny Thomas.
Nephews served as Pallbearers.

Roy Cecil Payne
Services for Roy Cecil Payne, 85, Dougherty, were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 26, 1998 at Dougherty Baptist Church with Rev. Willard McCartney, Jr. officiating. Interment was held in the Dougherty Cemetery with Clagg Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Payne was born Sunday, July 28, 1912 at Lehigh to Jesse Jones Payne and Lula Ann George Payne. He died Friday, January 23, 1998 in Sulphur.
On September 21, 1940, he married Jessie Haney at Dougherty.
He had lived in this area all of his life. He attended school in Dougherty. He was retired from a lumber yard and was a member of the Dougherty Baptist Church.
Mr. Payne is survived by his wife, Jessie Payne, Dougherty; two daughters, Bobbie Jean Edwards, Hereford, Texas and Mary Chambless, Davis; one son, Bill Payne, Oklahoma City; two sisters, Mary Helen Payne, Sulphur and Ruby Payne Stevens, Hereford, Texas; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Darrell Payne.
Pallbearers were Eric Lamb, Wayne Flick, Terry Todd, Billy Frank Lance, Monte Lucas and David Billy.
Honorary pallbearers were Raymond West, Edward Samples, Ray Brooks, George Pinkston and Neil Gibson.

Virginia (Baby Lee) Hucks Hughes
Graveside services for Virginia (Baby Lee) Hucks Hughes, 59, Wynnewood, were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 27, 1998 at Oaklawn Cemetery, Wynnewood with Brother Randy Chapman officiating. DeArman Funeral was in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Hughes was born May 12, 1938 in Holtville, California to Horace and Iva Dell Hucks. She died January 24, 1998 at Norman.
Mrs. Hughes had lived in the Wynnewood and Joy community all of her life. She graduated from Wynnewood High School. She was affiliated with the Baptist Church.
Mrs. Hughes is survived by one son, Joey Lawhon and wife, Dianne, Wynnewood; three daughters, Mickey Blankenship and husband, Richard, Joy, Rebecca Graham and husband Chris, Lone Grove and Lee Anna Mann and husband, Russell, Davis; her mother and step-father, Iva Dell and Chris Baugh, Joy; two brothers, Clinton Hucks and Sharon, Wynnewood, John Hucks and Marie, Little Axe; one sister, Reta Smith and Terry, Guymon and seven grandchildren; Erik Lawhon, Phillip Blankinship, Torry Lawhon, Anthony Mann, Jackie Graham, Tyler Man and Tabetha Graham.
She was preceded in death by her father, Horace Hucks; two children, Jerri and Sherri, father of her children, Bill Lawhon and one sister, Carol Dene Young.
Pallbearers were her grandchildren. 
In lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Cancer Society. 

Oscar E. Huffines
Services for Oscar E. Huffines, 89, Sulphur were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 26, 1998 at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. James Swain officiating. Interment was in the Oaklawn Cemetery with Cowley-Krien Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Huffines was born April 1, 1908 in Wynnewood to Ambrose Huffines and Nettie Payne. He died January 23, 1998 at Mercy Memorial Hospital Ardmore.
On June 3, 1932 he married Elien Bowser in Sulphur.
Mr. Huffines was born and raised in Wynnewood and graduated from East Central with a teaching degree. He received his master's degree from the University of Oklahoma. He moved to Sulphur in 1934 and had lived in Murray County the remainder of his life. He had served as County Superintendent, he was a member of the Oklahoma Education Association and a faithful member of the Calvary Baptist Church.
Mr. Huffines is survived by his wife, Elien (Bowser) Huffines, Sulphur; two daughters, Nelda and husband, Lloyd Lewis, Ruidosa, New Mexico and Reba and husband, Bob Blackburn, Sulphur; five grandchildren, Becky and husband Michael Greer, Kelly and Tom Bishop, Karen and Wayne Moore, Rob and Redonna Blackburn and Krista Blackburn; five great grandsons, Ryan and Matt Greer, Christopher Bishop, Cole and Blake Hogg; three brothers, Fred Huffines, Houston, Texas, Carl Huffines, Duncan and Herman Huffines, Conway.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Doyle Huffines; one sister, Jewel Wolfe and his mother and father.
Pallbearers were David McClure, Hubert Cops, De Lannom, Bob McCarley, Dale Roberts and Elmer Massey.
Honorary pallbearers were Perry Northcutt, Claude Hill and Calvary Baptist Church Deacons.

William Keith Harmon
Graveside services for William Keith Harmon, infant son of Billy and Kristi Harmon, Oklahoma City, were held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 23, 1998 at Memory Lane Cemetery, Anadarko with Rev. John Cahill, pastor of the Anadarko Nazarene Church, officiating.
The little one was born January 20, 1998 and died the same day.
He is survived by his parents, Billy and Kristi Harmon, of the home, maternal grandparents, Keith and Sue McDonald, Mill Creek; paternal grandparents, Bill and Barbara Harmon, Anadarko; and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Services were under the direction of Gene Adams Funeral Home in Bethany.

Kelton Daniel McGhee-Joslin
Services for Kelton Daniel McGhee-Joslin, infant son of Tory McGhee and Curtis Joslin were held January 24, 1998 at the Christ Life Church of God in Del City. Interment was at Burns Flat. Services were arranged by the Primrose Funeral Home, Norman.
The infant was born January 22, 1998, and died the same day.
The little one is survived by his mother, Tory and father Curtis; grandmother, Evelyn McGhee and honorary Papa Danny McGhee, Sulphur; grandparents, Allen and Sybil Joslin, Madill; great grandma, Mary Johnson, Durant and Leola Hennington, Harrah.

Robert Andrew Jordan
Graveside services for Robert Andrew Jordan, 71, Dougherty, were held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 10, 1998 at Lone Cedar Cemetery in Johnston County with Rev. Willard McCartney, Jr., officiating. Clagg Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Jordan was born Sunday, August 29, 1926 in Kensington, N. H. to Alfred Jordan and Grace Ingles Wilbur Jordan. He died Saturday, February 7, 1998 in Ardmore.
On June 10, 1950 he married Aline Carter. She preceded him in death on November 14, 1997.
He grew up in New Hampshire, moved to Gene Autry in 1949, worked at Dolese from 1949 until 1961 and then as General Electric service technician at Hicks Service in Sulphur from 1961-1981. He also worked at the Dougherty water treatment plant from 1967 until 1988.
Mr. Jordan is survived by his three sons, Robert and wife, Debbie Jordan, Bethel Acres, Sidney and wife, Dortha Jordan, Chickasha and Joe Jordan, Dougherty; two brothers, Paul Jordan and Herbert Jordan, both of New Hampshire; two sisters, Margie Mitchell and Mildred Cutter, both of New Hampshire; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters.
Pallbearers were Davey Dill, Tracy Carter, David Dill, Tommy Carter, Rusty Carter and Ronnie Carter.
 
Joyce Marie West
Services for Joyce Marie West, 63, Sulphur were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 11,1998 at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. James Swain officiating. Interment was in the Oaklawn Cemetery with Clagg Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. West was born Monday, July 16, 1934 in St. Louis to Omer Henry Hulsey and Desrah Faye Decker Hulsey. She died Saturday, February 7, 1998 in Sulphur.
She married Bill West on April 15, 1951 in Wichita Falls, Texas.
She spent her early years in St. Louis, moving with her family to Duncan where she graduated from high school. She lived numerous places while her husband was in the military. They retired in Sulphur in 1983. Mrs. West was a member of D.A.V. Auxiliary and life time member of TOPS and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Bill, of the home; one daughter, Brenda Trueblood, Midwest City; one son, Edwin West, Oklahoma City; one brother, Bob Hulsey, Moore; three sisters, Mary Francis Perry, Norman, Glenda Bacon, Johnson City, Tenn., and Nelda Wood, Chickasha; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Wade West, in 1963 and Leon William West, Jr., in 1997; a grandson, Timothy Trueblood; two sisters, Melva Jo Bryant and Veneta McGuire and one brother, Noel Hulsey.
Pallbearers were David Pittman, Dale Roberts, Bob McCarley, Cliff Hawkins, Charles Tingle and Hubert Cops.
The family requests that Memorials be made to the American Diabetes Association or The Heart Association.
 
Henry David Lee
Services for Henry David Lee, 91, Davis were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 7, 1998 at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Randy Chapman officiating. Interment was in the Oaklawn Cemetery with Clagg Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Lee was born Saturday, March 31, 1906 in Sulphur to Jasper Bartlett Lee and Minnie Coonrod Lee. He died Thursday, February 5, 1998 in Ardmore.
On February 1, 1936 he married Vernie Knight at Gainesville, Texas.
Mr. Lee has lived in this area most of his life. He drove a milk truck for Kraft Foods for 17 years. He also drove a school bus for 15 years. He was a dairy farmer and attended Emanuel Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Vernie Lee, Davis; two daughters, Allene Blackburn, Harrah and Betty Runyan, Sulphur; six sons, J. B. Lee, Wynnewood, Arlin "Tuffy" Lee, Davis, Raymond Lee, Gainesville, Texas, Monroe Lee and George Lee, both of Wynnewood and Bob Lee, Sulphur; one sister, Della Martin Baker, Wynnewood; 26 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Randy Lee.
Pallbearers were Bobby Lee, Kevin Lee, Orvil Towler, Max Runyan, Tony Lee, James Lee, Rodney Lee and Jeff Blackburn.
Honorary Pallbearers were grandsons.
 
Claudy Dean Caldwell
Graveside services for Claudy Dean Caldwell, 62, Sulphur were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 7, 1998 at Drake Cemetery with Rev. Jim Hardoin officiating. Clagg Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Caldwell was born Friday, March 8, 1935 at Nebo to William W. Caldwell and Posey Keith Caldwell. He died Thursday, February 5, 1998 in Sulphur.
He was raised in the Nebo area, attended school at Nebo and lived in Ardmore the past 16 years. He was a retired oil field worker and a Veteran of Korean conflict.
Mr. Caldwell is survived by four brothers, Walter Caldwell, Oklahoma City, Marvin Caldwell, Ohio, Rudolph Caldwell, Oklahoma City and Ray Caldwell, Ardmore.
 
Charles Rex Valentine
Services for Charles Rex Valentine, 64, Sulphur were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 6, 1998 at Cherokee, Kansas. Interment was in the Cherokee Cemetery with Clagg Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Valentine was born August 27, 1933 in Kansas City, Missouri to Lonnie T. Valentine and Helen Spencer Valentine. He died February 3, 1998 in Sulphur.
He had lived most of his life in Kansas City, Missouri and Cherokee, Kansas. He had been n Sulphur the last few years. He retired after 20 years in sales. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by anAunt, Thelma Oberfell, Lees Summit, Missouri.
 
Calvin Lewis Burroughs
Services for Calvin Lewis Burroughs, 74, Sulphur were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 10, 1998 with Rev. Pete Walls officiating. Interment was in the Oaklawn Cemetery with Clagg Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Burroughs was born Friday, July 13, 1923 in Cauthron, Arkansas to Alfred Burroughs and Mathey Larimore Burroughs. He died Friday, February 6, 1998 in Ardmore.
He married Lorene McDonald in 1978 at Chandler. She preceded him in death on September 22, 1991.
He grew up in Eastern Oklahoma and lived in several states including Illinois where he worked for the Caterpillar company. He later moved to Texas and then back to Oklahoma where he worked for the State Highway Dept. until his retirement. He was a Baptist.
Mr. Burroughs is survived by four step-daughters, Jessie Welborn, Patricia Skipworth, Gladys Cass and Mamie Eddy; two step-sons, Harold McDonald and John Alden McDonald; one brother, Clem Burroughs, Heavener; two sisters, Leida Cook, Mammoth Springs, Ark. and Evelyn Webb, Midwest City; nieces and nephews including Susie Wallace, Sulphur.
He was preceded in death by a brother, George Burroughs.
Pallbearers were Allen Jones, Calvin Decker, Ray Meely and James Wallace.
 
Sylvia Ann (Childers) Milam
Services for Sylvia Ann (Childers) Milam, 78, Pauls Valley were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 10, 1998 at Stufflebean Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wanda McKay and Rev. Bob Cofer officiating. Interment was in the Klondike Cemetery with Stufflebean Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Milam was born January 30, 1920 in Pauls Valley to Oscar C. and Mary Etta (Alexander) Childers. She died Saturday, February 7, 1998 at Arbuckle Memorial Hospital, Sulphur.
On September 6, 1963 she married Sterling Price Milam.
Pauls Valley has been her home all of her life where she was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church. She had lived in Sulphur the past three years. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, S.P. Milam on June 8, 1990; five brothers, Ernest Childers, Oscar, Henry, Edward and Charles Crocker; one sister, Ellen Gage; and two sisters-in-law, Tennie and Alberta Crocker.
She is survived by two step-daughters, LuElla Cain, Sulphur and Etta Fay Williams, Arlington, Texas; five step-sons, Daniel Milam, Lubbock, Texas, Iva Lee Milam, Dallas, Ernest Milam, Granby, Missouri, David Milam, Elmore City and James Milam, Sulphur; one sister-in-law, Edith Crocker, Chickasha; 23 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews including Mary Ann Rose, San Antonio, Texas.
 
Charles Edward Owens
Services for Charles Edward Owens, 59, Sulphur were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 6, 1998 at Memorial Fellowship Assembly Church with Rev. Willard McCartney, Jr., officiating. Interment was in the Oaklawn Cemetery with Cowley-Krien Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Owens was born April 22, 1938 in Ardmore to Emmett Owens and Ruth (Jones) Owens. He died February 4, 1998 at University Hospital in Oklahoma City.
On December 7, 1987, he married Bonnie (Redmond) Owens in Sulphur.
Mr. Owens had lived in Sulphur all of his life. He was a truck driver and attended the Memorial Fellowship Assembly Church.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie (Redmond) Jones, of the home; one son daughter-in-law, Tommy and Mia Owens, Sulphur; one grandson, Joshua Owens; his father and mother, Emmett Owens and Ruth (Jones) Owens, Sulphur; two brothers, Harold Owens, Ardmore and James Owens, Tacoma, Washington; one sister, Gale McCook, Orange, Calif.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Georgia Harp and Glenda Faye Stiles.
Pallbearers were Bill Patrick, Edward Busby, David Woods, Jim Davis, Bill Cochran and Gene Bonham.
Honorary pallbearers were Bud McGuire, Sam Tillery, Charlie Hickman and Garland Brown.
 
Almeda (James) Engle
Services for Almeda (James) Engle, 92, Stratford, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, 1998 at the Church of Christ in Stratford with Cole Tidwell officiating and assisted by Bill Jones. Interment will be held at the Corley Cemetery.
Almeda (James) Engle, a resident of Stratford was born, March 15, 1905 in Walker community, to Jennie Lee (White) and Arthur H. James. She died Monday, Feb. 9, 1998 in Sulphur. 
She was married to William G. Engle at Corley on Sunday, Dec. 3, 1922. She lived in Ringling from 1922-1943, then moved to Pauls Valley where she lived until 1955, when the couple moved to the Walker Community. She was an original enrollee of the Chickasaw Nation. She was 50 percent Chickasaw, and homemaker.
Mrs. Engle was preceded in death by her husband, William Engle, in February of 1970., daughters, Peggy Switzer and Joyce Walker, and a son, Kenneth Engle.
She is survived by one daughter, Patricia A. Woods, Sulphur; three sons, Donald Engle, Ada, Bob Engle, Oklahoma City and David Engle, Stillwater; one sister, Mary Mildred Ayers, Oklahoma City; one brother, Howard James, Ada; 25 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Shan Woods, Steve Woods, Will Woods, Nathan Russell, Rob Engle and David J. Engle.
Honorary Pallbearers will be remaining grandsons.
 
Oscar William "Bill" Chandler
Services for Oscar William "Bill Chandler, 84, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 13, 1998 at the Resurrection Cemetery, located at 7800 N.W. Hwy. Hahn-Cook Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. O. William Chandler, a former resident of Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Sulphur was born Feb. 20, 1913 in Slater, Mo. He died in Kailua, Hawaii on Feb. 8, 1998.
He grew up in Warren, Ohio. After his discharge from the army , he returned to the University of Oklahoma, where he was an honor student in Architecture and a member of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity. While in school he met and married Alpha "Dolly" Morris and moved to Oklahoma City, where he worked with Cullen Lumber Company.
His nickname of "Husky" was well deserved, as his outstanding athletic abilities enabled him to join the Army Renowned 10th Mountain Division Ski Troops as an Officer in 1943. He earned a Silver Star for honor and valor in action during the Po Valley Campaign in Northern Italy (Mt. Belvedere), 1944.
In Post War years, he designed and built custom homes in Oklahoma City and Sulphur and later became a successful and respected independent real estate appraiser in Tulsa and Oklahoma City.
Widowed in 1987, Mr. Chandler returned to Hawaii to reside with family for 11 years.
He is survived by his three sons, Robert Chandler, Healdsburg, Calif., Larry Chandler, Houston, TX. and Bill Chandler, Kailua, Hawaii; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Hospice-Hawaii or the American Cancer Society.


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