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Billy Ray Chapman
Services for Billy Ray Chapman, 62, Sulphur was held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 14, 1998 at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. James Swain officiating. Interment will be in the Oaklawn Cemetery with Cowley-Krien Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Chapman was born February 24, 1936 in Hickory to Leonard Chapman and Eva Lou Stidham. He died May 10, 1998 at Arbuckle Memorial Hospital.
On August 25, 1957 he married Dorothy Brandt in Henryetta.
He was born and raised in Hickory, moving to Sulphur in 1969. He lived in Sulphur the remainder of his life. He retired from National Park Service in 1994. He had served in the US Army and was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Mr. Chapman is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of the home; one daughter, Regina Brewer and husband, Randy, Sulphur; one grandson, Lance, and one granddaughter, Stacie; one brother, Harold Chapman, Broken Arrow; one sister, Jalinda Kirkendoll, Littlefield, Texas.
Pallbearers will be Clifford Hughes, Billy Warren, Butch Hill, Loyd Gurley, Glenn Ward and Joe Peterson. Honorary Pallbearers were all his fellow co-workers of the National Park Service and his brothers-in-law. 

Wesley G. Warren
Services for Wesley G. Warren, Davis were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, 1998 at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Finis Steelman officiating. Interment was in the Green Hill Cemetery, Davis with Fox Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Warren was born May 4, 1920 in Davis to John and Cora Pope Warren. He died May 18, 1998 in Sulphur.
On August 22, 1953 he married Lena "Dean" Howard in Atoka. She preceded him in death in 1994.
He retired from the Oklahoma Tax Commission after 34 years service. He became an ordained Deacon in 1973. 
He is survived by two step daughters, Merlene McManus, Dallas, Texas and Norman Freeman, Ardmore; three step-sons, Glennel D. Cargal, Carrolton, Texas, Harold G. Cargal, Austin, Texas and Artie B. Cargal, Oklahoma City; one sister, Doris Swicegood, Modesta, Calif.; three brothers, Willard Warren, Davis, Norvell Warren, Oklahoma City and Lynn Warren, Richmond, Calif.
Pallbearers were grandsons.

Harold Raymon Wright
A private family memorial service for Harold Raymon Wright, 88 Ada, was held Wednesday with Criswell Funeral Home, in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation was held at 12:00 -4:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 20. 
Mr. Wright was born February 10, 1910 at Hobart to Harry C. Wright and Maggie Prescott. He died Monday, May 18, 1998 at his residence.
He came to this area 25 years ago from California. 
Mr. Wright worked in ship harbors in California and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
He is survived by two sons, Raymon Wright and Jack Wright, both of Sulphur; six daughters, Helen Hux, Davis, Ida Stanford, Sulphur, Doris Turner, Oklahoma City, Martha Stacy, Healdton, Lula Brewer, Ada and Lillie Henry, Oklahoma City; one sister, Eileen Donham, Woodlands, Texas; a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Willie Waterson and one brother, Jack Louis Wright

Robert David (Bob) Miller
Services for Robert David (Bob) Miller, 60, Chickasha will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 22, 1998, at the College Heights Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Oak lawn Cemetery, Sulphur, at 3:00 p.m. Friday, May 22, under the direction of Sevier Funeral Home, Chickasha.
Mr. Miller was born September 18, 1937, in Yuba City, Calif., the son of William Bryant and Josie Mae (Ward) Miller. He died Tuesday, May 19, 1998, at his home in Chickasha.
Mr. Miller grew up in Sulphur. He and Susie Diacon were married August 31, 1956, in Oklahoma City. They lived their married live in Oklahoma and Chickasha.
He was a computer programmer for the FAA. 
He is survived by his wife, Susie Miller, of the home; two sons, Robert David Miller, Jr., Jersey City, New Jersey, Ronald Miller and wife, Leslie, Chickasha; three granddaughters, Nicole Miller, Erin Miller and Samantha Miller, all of Chickasha; one sister, Peggy Miller Leming, Sulphur; one brother, William Ward Miller, Alexander, Ark.; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.

Jerry Dan Carter
Services for Jerry Dan Carter, 57, Pauls Valley were held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, Jan. 10, 2000 at the First Baptist Church, Wynnewood with brother Jerry Wells officiating. Interment was in the Oaklawn Cemetery with DeArman Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Carter was born June 8, 1942 in Wynnewood to Everett and Ollie Carter. He died Jan. 7, 2000 at his home in Pauls Valley.
Mr. Carter worked for the State School in Pauls Valley for about 18 years. He retired in 1998. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wynnewood. He married Oletha Pierce in 1963 and later married Marie Moss of Wynnewood. 
He is survived by his son, Wesley Carter and wife, Angie, Holdenville; three grandchildren, Chealsi, Rikki Dawn and Sean Loyd, Holdenville; three step-daughters, Stacey,Terri and Kari Carter, all of Tuttle; his mother, Ollie Carter; two brothers, William (Bill) Carter and his wife, Sue, Charlie Carter and his wife, Myrna, all of Wynnewood; two sisters, Pat Kinard and her husband, Don, Wynnewood, Jearlene Mize and husband, Don, Sulphur; best friend, Gary Beavers and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Everett Carter; one brother Glen (Frog), a twin sister, Mary Ann and also two infant sons.
Pallbearers were John Puckett, Mike Scherrin, Tommy Lane, C.E. Kinare, Joey White, Rick Sonders, James Miller and Bobby Dobbins.

Pearl (Blagg) Pittman
Graveside services for Pearl (Blagg) Pittman, Holdenville were held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, 1999 with Bill Wooten officiating, assisted by Gene Holliman. Interment was in the Holdenville Cemetery with Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Pittman was born July 12, 1906 in Gravelly, Ark. to John Thomas and Mary Elizabeth "Molly" (Weaver) Blagg. She died Dec. 15, 1999.
Mrs. Pittman was raised by her grandmother, Jenetta (Coleman) Weaver in Spaulding, and lived there until her marriage to John Pittman. He preceded her in death on Oct. 13, 1970.
She was a housewife and a member of the Sulphur Methodist Church where she sang in the choir for many years before moving to Holdenville.
She is survived by the families of nieces and nephews Leon Blagg, Don Blagg and Earlene Blagg Chandler, Sulphur and Kaye Blagg Young, Oklahoma City; a half brother and sister John Thomas Blagg, Jr. and Mary Nell Blagg Menees, Calif.
She was preceded in death by Grady, Rassie, Earl, Violet, Savola, Lois, and Lee Blagg, and many dear aunts, uncles and cousins with whom she grew up.

Emma Lee Biby
Services for Emma Lee Biby, 80, Chickasha were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000 at the Northside Church of Christ with Doug Sikes officiating. Interment was in the Fairlawn Cemetery under the direction of Brown-Binyon Funeral Home.
Mrs. Biby was born July 10, 1919 in Bromide to William Kirk and Rebecca Myers Kirk. She died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000 in Chickasha.
On July 18, 1938 she married Grady Biby in Sulphur. He preceded her in death on April 5, 1977.
Mrs. Biby came to the Chickasha and surrounding area in Feb. 1939. She has been a member of the Norrose Extension Club since 1968. She worked at the Gibson Discount Store for five years. She did volunteer work at the Pink House Community Center and was a member of the Northside Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Rebecca Kirk, an infant son, Vernon Don Biby, son, Lucky Charley Biby, one daughter, Delores Ann Cheatwood and one great grandson, and one sister.
She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Logan Waldrup, Oklahoma City; a son and daughter-in-law, Grady Glen and Linda Biby, Mattawan, Mich.; a son and daughter-in-law, Butch and Betty Biby, Lexington; daughter-in-law, Thelma Biby, Chickasha; 13 grandchildren; twenty-four great grandchildren; three sisters and one brother.

Ruby M. Pinkston
Services for Ruby M. Pinkston, 76, Davis were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, 2000 at Cowley-Krein Funeral Home with Bill Leveridge officiating. Interment was in the Dougherty Cemetery, Dougherty with Cowley-Krien Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Pinkston was born Dec. 16, 1923 in Sulphur to George F. Newby and Delia Newby Williams. She died Jan. 4, 2000 in Ardmore on June 6, 1943 she married Jay Pinkston in Duncan, Ariz.
Mrs. Pinkston was born and raised in Sulphur. She moved to Arizona in 1943 and to California in 1944. She moved back to Arizona in 1946 and came to Sulphur and the Murray County area 1958 where she lived the remainder of her life.
She was a retired record keeper and was of the Baptist Faith.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father; sister Edith Stowell and brother, Jerry Phillips Williams.
Mrs. Pinkston is survived by her husband, Jay Pinkston, of the home; one son, Don Pinkston, Dougherty; one daughter, Vicki McCartney and husband Bill, Healdton; a granddaughter, Melissa McCartney, Healdton; three sisters, Mary Jenson, Sulphur, Della Gates, Ruby, S.C., and Suzi Loehman, Maud; four brothers, George Raymond Newby, Hamlitt, N.C.; Junior Williams, St. Louis; Sam Williams, Oklahoma City; and foster brother, Don Tyson, Marsh Field, Mo.
Pallbearers were Jim Burk, Tim Colbert, Mickey Warren, Wade Holcomb, Billy F. Lance, and Marvin McCracken.
Honorary pallbearers were John Jamison, Diddle Hale, Terry Todd, Jim Lance, Monte Lucas, B.K. Ashford, David Ashford and Aaron Coll.

Troy Wayne Flowers
Services for Troy Wayne Flowers, 55, Sulphur were held at 2:00 p.m. Sat., Jan. 8, 2000 at Clagg Funeral Home with Rev. Joe Cannon officiating. Interment was in the Iona Cemetery with Clagg Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Flowers was born Sat., April 15, 1944 in Sulphur to Jessie James Flowers and Beulah Brownfield Flowers. He died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2000 in Ada.
He was married to Mary McCulley.
Mr. Flowers had lived in this area most of his life. He was a veteran of Viet Nam and had served in the National Guard for 24 years. He worked as a carpenter.
He is survived by his wife, Mary, of the home; three daughters, Kathy Flowers, Sulphur, Fredda Mester, Durant and Sandy Campbell, Edmond; one son, Terry Flowers, Sulphur; two step-daughters, Billie Bolin, Stratford, Rebecca Allen, Tupelo; one step-son, Steve McCulley, Vanoss; three brothers, Denver Flowers, Ada, Frank Flowers and L.A. Flowers, both of Sulphur; three sisters, Juanita Wieber, Ariz., Loretta Porter, Ardmore and Dorothy Cottle, Moore; 13 grandchildren; one great grandchild and the mother of his children, Julia Mayo, Sulphur.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, John and Albert Flowers; two sisters, Margaret Delisle and Patsy Howard.
Pallbearers were Tony Gordon, Jim Brown, Terry Dodson, Johnny Mester, Donald Green and John Mester.
An honorary pallbearer was John Atteberry.

Roy Ray Houston
Graveside services for Roy Ray Houston, 78, Wetumka were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, 2000 with Rev. Joe Molencupp officiating. Interment was in the Oaklawn Cemetery with Clagg Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Houston was born Wed., Dec. 21, 1921 Greenville, Texas. He died Wed., Jan. 5, 2000 in Oklahoma City.
On April 7, 1988 he married Martha Dean Shelton at Gainesville, Texas.
Mr. Houston grew up in Texas, worked as a farmer, oil field worker and on the railroad. He moved to Sulphur in 1980 and had lived in Wetumka the past two years.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Houston, Wetumka; one daughter, Martha Morris, Sulphur and one son, Thomas Baker, Sulphur; two brothers, Jay O'Neal and Rube O'Neal; two sisters, Ruth Collins and Hattie B.

Regina Lynn Carpenter
Services for Regina Lynn Carpenter, 50, Sulphur were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 6, 2000 at First Baptist Church with Rev. Eddie Malphrus officiating. Interment was in the Lightning Ridge Cemetery, Pontotoc Co., under the direction of Clagg Funeral Home.
Regina was born Tuesday, Oct. 4, 1949 in Ada to Clifford L. Williams and Norma J. House Williams. She died Wednesday, May 3, 2000 in Sulphur.
Regina grew up in Sulphur, graduating from Sulphur High School in 1967. She attended Oklahoma State University, and had worked as a receptionist at the Bailey Clinic for several Years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Regina is survived by two daughters, Shawna, and her fiance, Curt Cole, Tanna and her husband, Jeff Meeks, all of Sulphur; one son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Ronni Carpenter, Waxahachie, Texas; parents, Clifford and Norma Williams, Ada; her grandmother, Viola Pipes, Roff; two grandchildren, Landon Cole Carpenter and Cade McDaniel Carpenter.
Pallbearers were Darryl Carter, Jeff Meeks, Larry Shipman, Curt Cole, Keith Woodell and Rendell Cole.

Ashlie Rolin
Services for Ashlie Rolin, 20, Sulphur were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2000 at First Baptist Church with Rev. Eddie Malphrus officiating, assisted by Tory McGhee. Interment was in the Oaklawn Cemetery with Cowley-Krien Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Ashlie was born Nov. 10, 1979 in Norman to Sam Rolin and Cheryl (Oliver) Rolin. She died May 6, 2000 at Mercy Memorial Hospital, Ardmore.
Ashlie moved to Sulphur in 1983, graduating from Sulphur High School in 1999. She lived the remainder of her life in Sulphur. She was employed at WalMart in Ardmore and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sulphur.
She is survived by her mother and father, Sam and Cheryl Rolin, Sulphur; one brother, Derek Rolin; one sister, Lacie O'Dell; a niece to be, Shelbie Dawn O'Dell; grandparents, Leslie and Gladys Oliver and Coy Rolin.
Ashlie was preceded in death by her grandmother, Ruth Rolin.
Pallbearers were Jeff Kimmel, Jason Fleming, Cayce Harber, Jeff Harber, Larry Ozment and Scott Kirby.
Daniel Pierce served as an honorary pallbearer,.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church youth group.

Donna June Blalock
Services for Donna June Blalock, 63, Mill Creek were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 8, 2000 at Memorial Fellowship Assembly Church with Rev. Fred Bailey officiating. Interment was in the Dougherty Cemetery with Clagg Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Blalock was born Thursday, Sept. 10, 1936 in Wynnewood to James T. Veach and Sara Ellen Yancy Veach. She died Sat., May 6, 2000 in Oklahoma City. She married S. L. Blalock on Aug. 24, 1953 in Sulphur.
Mrs. Blalock had lived in this area all of her life. She attended school in Davis and was a member of the Memorial Fellowship Assembly Church.
She is survived by her husband, S. L. Blalock, Mill Creek; three daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Neal Hector, Okla. City, Brenda and Bart Stover, Sulphur and Sherry and Jimmy Prewitt, Okla. City; four sons and daughters-in-law, David and Bridget Blalock, Springer, Terry and Belinda Blalock, Sulphur, Richard and Christy Blalock, Coalgate and Brian and April Blalock, Sulphur; two sisters, Sylvia Williams and Catherine Matthews; one brother, Ronald Veach, all of Sulphur; 17 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Ruby Dickerson; a brother, Eugene Veach and a grandson, Jason Stover.
Pallbearers were Mark Hughes, Terry Childress, Willard Hector, Jerry Pettitt, Chuck Macey, Tommy Dilbeck, Ronnie Moler and J. T. McDonald.
Honorary pallbearers were Don McCracken, Paul Dilbeck, Wayne McCracken, Joe B. Thomas, David Woods and J. C. Chadwick.

Richard John Merath
Private services for Richard John Merath, 69, Sulphur were held Saturday, May 6, 2000 with Clagg Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Merath was born Monday, Aug. 4, 1930 in Milwaukee, Wisc., to Irvin Merath and Catherine Zelavy Merath. He died Wednesday, May 3, 2000 in Sulphur.
Mr. Merath lived in Wisconsin and Arizona before moving to Oklahoma. He had lived in Sulphur the past 8 years. His was a welder by occupation.
He is survived by two daughters, Debora Gray and Rose Marie McArthur; two sons, Edward Lee Merath, Grassville, Ark. and Dennis Merath, Reed Springs, Mo.; one brother, John Edward Merath; several grandchildren; an adopted family, Terry and Cheryl Koch, Rick and Chris Southard, Randy Lilla, Willis Ferguson and Steve Buxton.

Henry Earl Pitman
Services for Henry Earl Pitman, 93, Mill Creek were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2000 at Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. Jerry George officiating. Interment was in the Mill Creek Cemetery under the direction of Clagg Funeral Home.
Mr. Pitman was born Dec. 26, 1906 in Fletcher (Indian Territory) to Alfred Pitman and Linnie McMillian Pitman. He died Saturday, May 6, 2000 in Ardmore.
On May 15, 1944 he married Bessie Conley. She preceded him in death in 1954.
He had lived in this area all of his life. He had worked for Johnston County several years as a laborer and was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Harold Swain, Sulphur; one son, Dwight Pitman, Mill Creek; two brothers, Roscoe Pitman, Roff and D.F. Pitman, Mill Creek; one sister, Leona Labruzzi, Mill Creek; one grandchild, Donna Knuckles; three great-grandchildren, Stacy Knuckles, Logan Knuckles and McKinzie Knuckles.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Dewayne Pitman, a daughter Dorothy Pitman; two grandchildren Shelly and David Swain; four sisters and three brothers.
Pallbearers were Ebbin Smith, Steve Castleberry, James Tisdell, Leon Sorrels, Bill Slaughter and William Gibson.
Honorary Pallbearers, Raymond Howard, Dwain Penner, Arvel Pitmon and Artie Quinton.

Betty Sue Atwood
Services for Betty Sue Atwood, 52, Ada were held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2000 at Criswell Chapel with Rev. Earl Hood officiating. Interment was in the Swan Hill Cemetery, Ada with Criswell Funeral Home, Ada, in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Atwood was born May 15, 1947 in Ada to Homer Eugene Muck Jr. and Edna Sue Talley. She died Thursday, May 4, 2000 in Ada.
Mrs. Atwood had lived in the Ada area all of her life, graduating from Vanoss School in 1964. She worked for Brown's Shoe Fit in Ada as a sales clerk, and attended Center Free Will Baptist Church.
She was married to Jerry Ronald Atwood.
Mrs. Atwood is survived by one son, Shane McDonald, Sherman, Texas; one daughter, Shandy McDonald; parents, Homer and Edna Sue Muck, one sister, Phyllis Tucker, all of Ada and one brother, Larry Muck, Sulphur; two grandchildren, Brandon Chase Ward, and Hope Casandra McDonald.
Pallbearers were Dick Danielson, Eddie Kinstner, Frank Martin , D.J. Carter, Bruce Andrews and Ronnie Bible.

Otis Raymond Rogers
Service for Otis Raymond Rogers, 83, Sulphur were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 6, 2000 at Cowley-Krien Funeral Chapel with Martin Gustin officiating. Interment was in the Glen Rest Cemetery, Big Lake, Texas with Krien Funeral Home, Davis, in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Rogers was born Jan. 1, 1917 in Pontotoc Co., to Archie King and Clara Elvia (Beller) Rogers. He died May 5, 2000 in Sulphur.
He married Beulah Brannon in Mexia, Texas in 1936. She preceded him in death in 1960. He was also preceded in death by one son, Benny Lee Rogers.
Mr. Rogers moved to Sulphur in 1970. He worked as an oil field and construction worker and owned and operated Rogers Construction Co. for 40 years. He also, worked at the Veterans Center in Sulphur for a number of years. He and Clyda Blakeman were special friends for 22 years, until her death last month. He was of the Baptist faith.
Mr. Rogers is survived by one son, Gene Rogers and wife, Kathy, Sulphur; grandchildren, Kimberly Courtney, Benny Rogers, Beth Rogers; three great grandchildren, Christopher Woods, Michael Woods and Hunter Rogers.

Wanda Williams
Services for Wanda Williams, 69, Sulphur were held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2000 at Cowley-Krien Chapel with Rev. Ronnie Elmore and Elder Bill Huckaby officiating. Interment was in the Oaklawn Cemetery with Cowley-Krien Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Williams was born Jan. 26, 1931 in Gene Autry to Floyd Elmore and Floy Elmore. She died May 7, 2000 in Sulphur.
On March 17, 1948 she married Ben Williams in Ardmore. He preceded her in death in 1999.
Mrs. Williams moved to Sulphur in 1948. She moved to Houston, Texas and back to Sulphur in 1988 where she lived he remainder of her life. She was a housewife and a member of the Primitive Baptist Church
She is survived by her daughters, Judy Chaffee, Gore, Vicky Taylor, Crockett, Texas, Diane Hopskins, Crockett, Texas and one step daughter, Angel Hodges, Sulphur; three step sons, Tony Funderburk, Colorado, Marty Funderburk, Kansas and Heath Williams, Fox; three brothers, Gerald Elmore, Sulphur, Sterling Elmore, Wewoka and Gentry Elmore, of Calif.; three sisters, Maxine Priddy, Sulphur, Helen Thomas, Ft. Worth, Texas and Dot Spicer, Pasadena, Texas; 11 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews and many friends.
Pallbearers were J.D. Chaffee, Michael Frantz, David Joes, C.L. Hampton and John Willhoit.

Velma Mae Carter
Services for Velma Mae Carter, 81, Hennepin were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2000 at United Pentecostal Church, Hennepin with Rev. Bill Nordmeyer officiating. Interment was in the Green Hill Cemetery with Fox Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Carter was born March 6, 1919 in Katie to L.A. Carter and Velma Bruner Carter. She died May 7, 2000 in Pauls Valley.
Mrs. Carter worked as a nurse aid for Oklahoma Veterans Center.
She is survived by one sister, Oleta Yancey; two brothers, Preach Carter and Estle Carter, all of Hennepin; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.

Jerry Ray McKee
Graveside services for Jerry Ray McKee, 65, Ardmore were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 8, 2000 at Green Hill Cemetery, Davis with Rev. Randy Chapman officiating. Interment was in the Green Hill Cemetery with Fox Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. McKee was born Aug. 24, 1934 near Ratliff City to Joe and Eva Ramsey McKee. He died May 5, 2000 in South Brook Nursing Home, Ardmore.
In 1961 he married Wanda Lee Lathum in Ardmore. She preceded him in death on Jan. 21, 1999. He was also preceded in death by his parents.
Mr. McKee was a disabled Veteran. He served in Germany in the U.S. Army and was of the Baptist Faith.
He is survived by one sister, Opal Gaston, Ardmore; two brothers, Richard McKee, Peoria, Ariz., Kenneth McKee, Oil City and several nieces and nephews.

Jay Travis Jenkins
Graveside services for Jay Travis Jenkins, 26, Torrance, Calif., were held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 8, 2000 at Green Hill Cemetery, Davis with Bro. Thomas Thompson officiating. Interment was in the Green Hill Cemetery, Davis with Fox Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Jenkins was born Aug. 3, 1973 in Harbor City, Calif., to Ronald and Elaine Jenkins. He died May 2, 2000 in Torrance, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Evert and Shirley Jenkins.
He is survived by his wife, Kelly Jenkins and daughter, Chelsey Jenkins, of the home; his mother Elaine Jenkins, and father Ronald Jenkins; brother Jason Lee Jenkins all of Torrance, Calif.

Mattie Lorene Black
Services are pending for Mattie Lorene Black, 43, Sulphur.
Lorene was born May 24, 1957 in Sulphur to James Blanton and Louise Britt. She died June 5, 2000 at University Hospital, Oklahoma City.
On Oct. 28, 1996 she married Robert Black in Sulphur.
Louise was born and raised in Sulphur. She attended Sulphur Schools, worked for Jim's Grocery and Chickasaw Telephone Company for the last 19 years. She was a member of the Oak Grove Pentecostal Church.
She is survived by her mother and step-father; one son, Joe Gordon, Sulphur; one daughter, Katherine Gordon; a step son, Robert Lynn Black, Tishomingo; two step daughters, Rhonda Lawson, Kenefic and Malinda Turner, Durant; three brothers, Charlie Blanton, David Blanton, and Dewayne Blanton, all of Sulphur; two step brothers, Robert Price and Kenneth Price, both of Sulphur; one sister, Juanita Hazlitt, Wynnewood; four step sisters, Pearl Knighten, Elizabeth McCracken, both of Sulphur; Carmen Gordon, Roff and Jo Ann Gooch, Davis.

Lorena K. Branch
Services for Lorena K. Branch, 97, Sulphur were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 1, 2000 at Sulphur United Methodist Church with Rev. Bob Moody officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Clagg Funeral Home.
Mrs. Branch was born Sunday, Nov. 2, 1902 in Tom Bean, Texas to H. C. King and Betty King. She died Tuesday, May 30, 2000 in Ardmore.
She married William Edward Branch. He preceded her in death in 1976.
Mrs. Branch grew up in the Muskogee area. Attended school in Muskogee, received her teaching degree from OSU. She taught elementary school in Carlsbad, N.M. and Phoenix, AZ. She was a member of the Tulip Garden Club, Christian Women Club, and Methodist Women. While in the nursing home she taught patients to read. She would read and write letters for the residents of the Nursing Home.
She is survived by one son and daughter-in-laws, W.E. "Ed" and Sue Branch, Sulphur; seven grandchildren, Mike Hickson, Scottsdale, AZ., William Edward Branch III, City of Industry, CA., Doug Branch, Norco, CA., Liz McClure, Sulphur, Alex Johns and Drake Johns both of Washington and Randy Johns, Florida; 10 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three daughters, Orena Branch, Lorena Hickson, Pat Johns, and one great grandson, Matthew McClure; and her twin sister.
In memory of Lorena Branch, Donations may be made to Sulphur Methodist Church building fund.

John E. Ballenger
Services for John E. Ballenger, 47, Sulphur were held for at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, 2000 at Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. James Swain, Rev. Eddie Malphrus and Rev. Danny Masters officiating. Interment was in the Oaklawn Cemetery with Clagg Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
John was born Wed., March 18, 1953 in Sulphur to Jack Edward Ballenger and Emma Stout Ballenger. He died Sunday, June 4, 2000 in Sulphur.
John has lived in this area all of his life. Graduated from Sulphur High School in 1971. He attended college at UCO in Edmond. He had worked as a Land-man. He was a member of the Sulphur-Davis Elks Lodge and the Calvary Baptist Church.
John is survived by his mother, Emma Ballenger, Sulphur; three sisters, Mary Brewer, Sulphur, Linda Ainstein, Houston, Del. and Jane Chaney, Livingston, Mont.; niece and her husband, Crystal and Todd Whitfield, Sulphur; niece, Shelby Brewer, Sulphur.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Pallbearers, Mike Tilden, John Colbert, David Griffis, Billy Frank Lance, Mark Colbert, David Pittman and Tim Colbert.
Honorary Pallbearers, Sulphur-Davis Elks Lodge.

Danny Lee Nevious
Graveside Services for Danny Lee Nevious, 52, Sulphur were held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, 2000 at Oaklawn Cemetery with Bud Ross officiating. Service were under the direction of Clagg Funeral Home.
Mr. Nevious was born Thursday, July 31, 1947 at El Dorado, IL. to Arthur Lee Nevious and Mary Ellen Gann Nevious. He died Saturday, June 3, 2000 in Sulphur.
Mr. Nevious grew up in Galatia, Ill., attended school in Galatia. He spent six years i the Army and moved to Sulphur in 1985. He was a Laborer and of the Baptist Faith.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Nevious, Ada; four step-children, Jim Stultz, Sulphur, Rick Stultz, Redding, CA., Carrie Stultz and Crystal Nelson both of Sulphur; two sisters, Barbara Sloan, Davis and Kay Tyler, Sulphur; five grandchildren, A.J., Earl, Rick, Tyler and Anthony; Edna Woodring, Harrah; two nieces, Linda and Jannie; two nephews, Christopher and Richard; nine great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers were Richard Campbell, Rick Smith, Jim Stultz, Clifford Woodring, Christopher Tyler and Chris Imotichey.

Tanna R. Stone Sanders
Services for Tanna R. Stone Sanders, 59, Davis were held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 7, 2000 at Fox Funeral Home with Rev. Randy Chapman officiating. Interment was in the Green Hill Cemetery, Davis with Fox Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Sanders was born July 6, 1940 in Davis to Chester Stone and Pearl Cox Whatley. She died June 5, 2000 in Davis.
Mrs. Saunders was employed at Burford Manor Nursing Home. She graduated from Davis H.S. She lived in Amarillo, Texas from 1987-1998.
She is preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Calvin Stone.
She is survived by one daughter, Kelly Sanders Danyeur, Davis; one son, Andrew Brian Sanders, Davis; three grandchildren, Kristopher, Colton and Casey; five sisters, Wiltse Armstrong, Harrison, Mich.; Portia Warren, Davis; Lanna Jones, Wynnewood; Dixie Finley, Moore;Charlotte Hess, Chickasha; one brother, Billy Whatley, Davis.
Pallbearers, Karl Armstrong, Billy Whatley, Bill Warren, Toby Bridenstien, Dick Jones and Jerry Hess.
Honorary Pallbearer, Bill Sanders.

John Wesley Crowe
Graveside Services for John Wesley Crowe, 31, Norman were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, 2000 at Oaklawn Cemetery with Rev. James Swain officiating. Services were under the direction of Clagg Funeral Home.
John was born Friday, Feb. 7, 1969 in Indianapolis IN. to Mary Louise Crowe. He died Sunday, May 28, 2000 in Oklahoma City.
On Sept. 12, 1992 he married Crystal Richard in Montgomery Co, Texas.
John grew up in Texas. Attended school in Conroe, Texas and had lived in Norman the past two years. He worked at Aunt Annies Pretzel in the Norman Mall.
He is survived by his wife, Crystal Crowe; two daughters, Shelby Crowe and Brooklyn Crowe; one son, Aaron Wesley Crowe all of Conroe, Texas; one brother, William Crowe, Indianapolis, IN.


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