Leroy Zink, 79, of Okmulgee, died Oct. 6, 1999 in Tulsa. He was born
Dec. 28, 1919 in Ochelata, Okla., to Frances and Clarence Zink.
He married Betty Jo (Williams) Zink at Healdton, Okla., on July 8,
1947. He was retired from Phillips 66 after 36 years of employment. He
was a member of the Scottish Rite and a 32 degree Mason. He served with
the United States Army during World War II. He was preceded in death by
his parents and a brother, Clarence "Speck" Jr.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Jo, of the home in Okmulgee; three
children, Jeanette Zink and Priscilla Mulford, both of Alexandria, Va.;
and Jerry Zink of Morris Okla., two grandchildren; five brothers, Bill
Zink, Skellytown,Texas, Henry Zink, Borger, Texas, Ruben Zink of Reno,
Nev., Cecil Zink of Shidler, Okla., and Pepper Zink of Arkansas City, Kan.,
and a sister, Leona Yeager of Pawhuska, Okla.
Graveside services will be Friday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m., in the Morris
Cemetery with Rev. Gary Wilburn officiating. Burial will be under direction
of Shurden Funeral Home of Henryetta.
LANORA E. CHAPMAN
Lanora E. Chapman, 72, a resident of Okmulgee since 1943, died Oct.
5, 1999 in Okmulgee. She was born Feb, 4, 1927 in Haskell, Okla.
She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist Faith. She was preceded
in death by her husband, Albert Chapman, and one grandson.
Survivors include one son, Frank Chapman of Okmulgee; four daughters,
Marie Brown of Poteau, Mary Plunkett of St. Louis, Mo., Susie Mixer of
Springfield, Mo., and Betty Milligan of Okmulgee; one sister, Lillie Bennett
of Tulsa; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Friday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of
Kelley Funeral Home. Rev. Lawrence Matlock, pastor of the Calvary Baptist
Church, will officiate.
Burial will be in the Beggs Cemetery under direction of the Kelley
Funeral Home. Family members will serve as casket bearers.
Visitation will be Thursday from 12 noon until 8 p.m.
FLOYD DON ESTEP SR.
Floyd Don Estep Sr., 72, Okmulgee, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999. He
was born Sept. 8, 1927 in Sallisaw, Okla., to Robert and Myrtle (Burgess)
He married Susan (Nelson) Guerdat on June 3, 1995 in Las Vegas, Nev.
He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II and
later enlisted in the United States Air Force, retiring in 1958. Prior
to moving to Okmulgee in 1995, he spent the past 25 years as a businessman
in Anchorage, Alaska. He was preceded in death by his parents and five
He is survived by his wife, Susan, of the home; a daughter, Linda Newport-Smith
of Schulter; son, Floyd Dan Estep Jr.; of Oregon; a step-daughter, Amanda
Guerdat of Edmond; four step-sons, Randy, Herbert, Chester and Algon Giles,
all of Alaska; two sisters, Wanda Rinehart of Ft. Gibson and JoAnn Beaver
of Hulbert; two brothers, Elmer Estep of Porter and Billy Wayne Estep of
Alaska; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are pending with the McClendon Funeral Home of Okmulgee.
Elmer Payne, 81, of Okmulgee, died Sept. 29, 1999 in the local hospital.
He was born Feb. 14, 1918 in Hanna, Okla., to Myles and Roberta (Graham)
A veteran of the United States Army, he was also a retired school custodian.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucille, his parents and two brothers.
Survivors include one son, Elmer Payne Jr., of Wichita, Kan.; one brother,
Theodore Payne of Okmulgee; three grandchildren and numerous other relatives
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 9 at 2 p.m., in the Hoffman
Church of God with Brother Lucas Warren officiating.
Burial will be in Our Lady of Grace Cemetery under direction of the
House of Winn Funeral Home.
Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 8 from 9 a.m., until 6 p.m.
Goldie Featherston, 94, longtime Morris resident, died Monday, Oct.
4, 1999 in Okmulgee. She was born April 22, 1905 in Emenience, Mo., to
William and Tinne (Freemen) Bell.
She married Clint Featherston, who preceded her in death, along with
her parents, an infant son, four brothers, two sisters and her twin sister.
Survivors include a sister, Ann B. Gray of Morris, and a number of
nephews and nieces.
Graveside services will be held at the Morris Cemetery Chapel on Thursday,
Oct. 7 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Rick Barnett officiating.
Burial will be under direction of the McClendon Funeral home.
Kenneth Raymond Lane-Huddleston, infant son of Tarance Huddleston and
Styshon Lane, died Monday, Oct. 4, 1999 in Okmulgee.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Tarance Huddleston
Jr., a sister, Taricka Huddleston, his grandparents, Kenneth and Hildegard
Lane, and Jessie Mae Davenport and Troy Huddleston, all of Okmulgee, along
with other reatives.
Services of memory will be held Thursday, Oct. 4, at 11 a.m., in the
Chapel of Peace at the Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Inc. Rev. Judson
Fields, pastor of Union Baptist Church of Grayson,Okla., will officiate.
Burial will be in Northwest Cemetery in Okmulgee under direction of
the Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors. Inc., of Okmulgee.
KENNY RAY LEYBAS
Kenny Ray Leybas, 38, a resident of Beggs, died Oct. 3, 1999 at Henryetta.
He was born Oct. 8, 1960 at Henryetta to Bennie and Lillian Leybas.
He was a longtime resident of Okmulgee County. He graduated high school
at Jones Academy and was employed at Guest House Inn at Henryetta. He married
Linda Molton on Sept.16, 1994 in Santa Ana, Calif. He was preceded in death
by his mother, Lillian Albert Leybas in September of 1999.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one son, Kenny Re'ne Leybas
of Okmulgee; five brothers, Bennie Leybas Jr., of Okmulgee, Waddie Leybas
and Sheilia of Okmulgee, Mike and Anita Leybas of Okmulgee, Daniel and
Greta Leybas of Oslo Norway and Johnny and Kina Leybas of Okmulgee; three
sisters, Daisy and Rick Murphree, Shirley Bess McKay and Bertha and John
Brown, all of Okmulgee; one stepson, Stephen Foreman of Beggs; two stepdaughters,
Kimberly Boggs, Leon Tree Passage, Australia, and Holly Roachy of Dallas,
Texas; and four step-grandsons.
Wake services were Wednesday, Oct.6 at 7 p.m. Chapel services will
be at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 7 at the Robert Simons Funeral Home Chapel
with Rev. Chris Harjo officiating.
Burial will be in the Arbeka Cemetery under direction of the Robert
Simons Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Monte Stratton, Stephen Foreman, Eric Postoak,
John Brown, John White, Batson Landsberry, Dave Durden and Loper Jones.