Miscellaneous Payne County, Oklahoma Obituaries


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Lawrence Priddy
Laurence Henry Priddy was a man of great faith and highly skilled in building.

He died Friday, Sept. 29, 2000, at Grace Living Center at the age of 90.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Strode Chapel. Interment will be at Sunset Cemetery, Cullison, Kan., under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.

He was born Oct. 16, 1909, in Elmont, Kan., to Harry Cassell and Hattie Inez (Guttridge) Priddy. He graduated from Liberal High School in Liberal, Kan., in 1928. He moved to Pratt County, where he farmed with his parents.

He married Bulah Mae Rodgers July 29, 1935, in Stillwater.

The couple lived in Pratt County for 43 years before moving to Payne County. He was a man of great faith, giving his family a Godly heritage; he will be greatly missed by his family. He was skillful in building, a master carpenter and draftsman. His hobbies were making cabinets and furniture.

He was a member of Southside Baptist Church.

He was predeceased by his parents; sister, Marie Ayres; sons Laurence Henry Priddy Jr., and Ronald Earl Priddy; daughters Joy (Priddy) Yeager, Naomi Maxine Priddy; granddaughter Rhonda Conner; great-granddaughter, Savannah Yeager; and great-grandson, Hunter Gavitt.

He is survived by his wife; one son, Charles and his wife Wanda Priddy, of Prairie Village, Kan., and three daughters, Laura Mae and her husband, Allen Woodward, of Miltonvale, Kan., Camella Jean and her husband, Chuck Steimke, of Moore, and Melinda "Mindy" Irene Milinkovich, of Stillwater; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert Priddy, of Cushing; two sisters, Wilma and her husband, Robert Baldwin, of Salina, Kan., and Audrey and her husband, J.D. Rowland, of Rogers, Ark.


Andrew Clifton
Andrew Benjamin "Ben" Clifton of Fowler, Colo., worked as a carpenter for many years.

He died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at Fowler Health Care Center at age 80.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Fowler, Colo., with the Rev. Fred Allen officiating. Interment will be in the Fowler Cemetery under the arrangements of Griffy Family Funeral Home, Fowler.

He was born July 4, 1920, in Sulphur Springs, Texas, to Benjamin F. and Priscilla Evans Clifton.

He married Nora Pine on Sept. 13, 1969, and they lived in the Denver area, where he was in the building trades for many years as a carpenter.

They moved to Fowler 11 years ago. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Nora, of the home; six sons, Aubrey L. Clifton, of Chicago; Lyndon E. Clifton of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; Edwin F. Bunny of Stillwater; O'Dean A. Clifton of Tulsa; and Roland F. Clifton and A.B. Clifton Jr., both of Noble; three daughters, Barbara Jean Castillo and Patricia Ann Arthur, both of Stillwater; and Liane Cadillo of Pine Brooks, N.J.; three stepsons, John L. Pine, Richard B. Pine and Christopher A. Pine, all of Denver; 31 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Joe and his wife, Betty, of Fowler, and sisters Noma E. Caddell and Juanita and her husband, Pat Wilson, all of Amarillo, Texas.


Fern B. Hall Boyd
Fern B. Hall Boyd worked at Oklahoma State University for 29 years, much of that time at the office of the dean of resident instruction in the school of agriculture.

She died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at age 87.

Services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Strode Chapel with Trudy Morphew officiating. Interment will be at Fairlawn Cemetery under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.

She was born in Weir, Kan., Aug. 5, 1913, to Albert Samuel and Blanche Izella (Bell) Hiatt. She attended schools in Chandler and Stillwater; her father was superintendent of schools in Chandler and moved to Stillwater to teach at OSU. She graduated from Stillwater High School, where she was president of her class.

She attended business school in Tulsa and took art courses at OSU.

She married Doyal Loren Hall May 13, 1930, after the junior/senior banquet. They went to Perry to be married. He predeceased her.

She later married Arthur H. Boyd. He also preceded her in death.

She worked at OSU from February 1947 to May 1976. She was secretary in civil engineering for 10 years, and on March 15, 1952, the Engineering Society offered the degree of Knight of Saint Patrick on her. She then worked in the school of architecture. At her retirement party June 25, 1976, the dean of resident instruction presented her with an OSU diploma inscribed as a D.P.S. (Diligent, Persistent Service) degree. She also worked at the Cotton Office (USDA) and the county Triple A.

She was an artisan at piecing quilts and won many ribbons at state and local fairs. She also gave them to friends and relatives.

Besides being an accomplished seamstress, she enjoyed crocheting, knitting and tatting. She also loved to travel.

She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. She was also a member of the AARP and Oklahoma Retired Teacher's Association.

She was predeceased by her parents, both husbands, two brothers, Albert Marion Hiatt and Arthur Shelley Hiatt; one sister, Dorothy Bell Hiatt Shreve; and one son, Duane Franklin Hall.

She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Mary Hall of Austin, Texas; two grandchildren, Michelle Nicole Hall and Daniel William Meyer; three nieces, Shelley Hiatt of Alexandria, Va., Alison Hiatt Jacoby and her husband, Robert, of Centreville, Va., Donna Stremke of Jackson, Miss., three nephews, Darrell Shreve of St. Paul, Minn., David Shreve of Los Angeles, and Donald Shreve of Denton, Texas. 

Billie Johnson
Billie Talton Johnson, 90, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at Stillwater Medical Center.

Services, with brother Joe Morris, Stanley Buckmastor, pastor and Elder L.B. Davidson officiating were today at 11 a.m. at Strode Chapel.

Arrangements are under the direction of Strode Funeral Home. Dinner, under the direction of Juanita Thompson, will be served at the Strode Hospitality Center at the close of the funeral services

He was born in Wynnewood Nov. 24, 1909, to Mr. and Mrs. Louis Johnson. He moved to Payne County with his parents in 1923, where he grew to manhood.

He was married to Ruby Lee Whitley who preceded him in death. Later he married Frankie Johnson.

He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist of Langston and was a lawn and cleaning contractor for many years.

He was predeceased by his parents, four brothers, one sister, his first wife and a stepson.

In addition to his wife, Frankie, he is survived by stepson, Roy Holman and his wife, Dawn, of Rochester, N.Y. and Walter Verner and his wife of Largo, Fla.; two grandchildren, Kevin and Carmilla Holman, of Rochester, N.Y.; a sister, Ella E. (Johnson) Dewberry and her husband, Earnest, of Athens, Texas; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Pallbearers will be Arnold "Peter" Bazart, George Earl Surratt, Frederick Allen, Bennie Surratt, Dwayne E. Dewberry and Rochard Trice.

Honorary pallbearers will be B. Thompson, Calvin Vick, Paul Anderson and Imogene Murray.

Cliff White
Cliff J. White, 64, Stillwater, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000, at the Stillwater Medical Center.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Strode Chapel. Lonny Daugherty will officiate. Interment will be at Fairlawn Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.

White was born Feb. 2, 1936, in Memphis, Tenn., to Clifford and Dorris (Gaskins) White. He married Sue Wardlow Jan. 7, 1957, in Hernando, Miss.

He graduated from Tech High School in Memphis, Tenn. He attended General Motors Training School in Memphis and completed ATRA training. He was owner/operator of Economy Transmission in Clinton, Tenn. He moved to Stillwater in 1980 and opened Pioneer Transmission.

White owned businesses in Ponca City and Blackwell. He was also the owner of Economy Transmission in Pryor and on 12th Street in Stillwater at the time of his death. His delight was camping and spending time with his family. He loved traveling the United States and visiting each of his family members.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

White is survived by his wife of the home; three sons, Mike White and wife Robin, St. Louis, Mo.; Bob White, Memphis, Tenn.; and Jeff White, Stillwater; two daughters, Patti Brittain and fiance Mike Johnson, Jackson, Tenn.; and Teri Denison and husband Chris, Clarksville, Tenn; nine grandchildren, Jennifer Pendergrast, Jackson, Tenn.; Stephanie Coffman, Lexington, Tenn.; Bobby Brittain, Henderson, Tenn.; Kevin White, Henderson, Tenn.; Gina White, Lexington, Tenn.; Josh Denison, Clarksville, Tenn.; Brandi Denison, Clarksville, Tenn.; Cliff White, Lexington, Tenn.; and Spencer White, Marlow; four great grandchildren, Chesney Coffman, Lexington, Tenn.; Clayton Brittain, Henderson, Tenn.; Shelby Pendergrast, Jackson, Tenn.; and Sidney Coffman, Lexington, Tenn.; one sister, Evelyn Horne and husband Leo, Memphis, Tenn.; and his dog, Millie.

Pallbearers will be Jesse Mangram, Gerald Vernon, Smitty Smith, Bobby Brittain, Josh Denison and Alan Brittain. 

Beulah Clary
Beulah Pauline Clary, 90, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, at her Stillwater home.

Services, with Dr. Norman Richmond officiating, will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Strode Chapel. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery.

Strode Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

She was born July 19, 1910, in Ingalls to William "Bill" M. and Rose Anna (Kershner) Inman.

She married Carl J. Clary April 27, 1926 in Stillwater. He died in June, 1968.

Mrs. Clary attended school at Glendale and was know for her "green thumb" and growing rose bushes from the cuttings she received from flower shops in the ares.

She was a member of the Highland Park Free Will Baptist Church and was an OSU worker and homemaker.

She influenced many people through the years by teaching her faith to newborns through senior citizens.

Her deep abiding faith in her God sustained her through her life.

Mrs. Clary was affectionately referred to as Granny, Grandma, Grandmother and MeMe by her many adoring grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents she was predeceased by one son, four brothers, seven sisters, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

She is survived by a son, Ronald Max Clary and his wife, Sharon, of Perkins; two daughters, Dessie Kathleen Clark and Glenna Kay Huff, both of Stillwater; one sister, Nathalee Cox and her husband, Robert, of Glencoe; her faithful friend, Peggy Porter; a loving church family; and a host of family members.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Huff, David Williams, Lile Clark, Roy Clark, Dale Clark and Donald Clark.

Memorials may be made to Judith Karman Hospice, Inc., P.O. Box 818, Stillwater, OK 74076.

Condolences may be e-mailed the family at <strodefh@aol.com>.


Eldon Briscoe
Eldon Leroy Briscoe, 45, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, at his home in Glencoe.

Services with Rev. Fernando Padilla Jr. and Minister Kent Mantle officiating will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Glencoe First United Methodist Church.

Interment will follow at the Glencoe IOOF South Cemetery.

Formal visitation will be Sunday from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Strode Funeral Home.

Strode Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

He was born Oct. 24, 1954, in Stillwater to Leroy and Lovenia (Smith) Briscoe.

He married Tonya Walker in 1989.

He attended Glencoe school through the second grade before moving to Kansas City, Kan. His family then moved back to the Stillwater area where he completed middle school but then returned to Kansas City and attended high school.

He then moved to Oklahoma City and worked at Tinker Air Force Base.

He married his first wife in 1978 and had his two eldest children. While in Kansas City he owned and operated many small businesses including a paint company and a glazing company.

In 1980 he met his second wife with whom he had four children.

In 1989, he moved to Stillwater, operated a small business on Main Street in Glencoe and met his third wife, Tonya, with whom he had two children.

They own land southeast of Stillwater where Eldon enjoyed raising peacocks, poultry and farm stock.

He also enjoyed clearing and working their land.

In Jan., 1998, they moved to Glencoe where they purchased a 100 year old home which he refurbished for his family and where he lived until his passing.

Eldon was an avid golfer.

He was a small business owner and belonged to Moose Lodge 2089 and Eagles Lodge 4277, both in Stillwater.

He was predeceased by a four year old daughter, Lindsay Renee Briscoe.

In addition to his wife, Tonya, he is survived by four sons, Clayton A. Briscoe, Caylin Blue Briscoe, both of Glencoe, and Brandon and Austin Briscoe, both of Lee Summit, Mo.; three daughters, Amanda Briscoe, of Lees Summit, Mo., and Holly and Lesley Shull, both of Glencoe; two grandchildren, Shyanne and Moriah Shull, of Glencoe; two brothers, Ronald Hanes, of Liberty Mo. and Lyndel Hanes, of Stillwater; two sisters, Linda Arthur, of Stillwater and Tanja Johnson, of Liberty, Mo.; his parents, Lovenia (Smith) Hanes, of Kansas City, Kan. and father, Leroy Briscoe, of Stillwater; his paternal great-grandmother, with whom Eldon was particularly close to, Retha Trimble, of Stillwater, and paternal grandmother, Ruby Hoggatt, of Stillwater.

Memorials may be made to a memorial fund for Eldon's two youngest children, Holly and Caylin, C/O Strode Funeral Home, 610 S. Duncan, Stillwater, OK 74074.

Condolences may be e-mailed the family at <strodefh@aol.com>.


Robert Irvin
Robert Edward Irvin, 43, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000, at Range Road.

Services, with Rev. Roger Shaw officiating, will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Agra.

Interment will follow at Sharon Baptist Cemetery, Lake Valley, north of Gotebo.

Strode Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

He was born Aug. 23, 1957, in Clinton to Gatha (Clark) and Robert Edward Irvin.

He married Dixie O'Ryain in Garden City, Kan., in 1981.

He attended school in Gotebo and enlisted in the Army National Guard.

After his discharge, he lived in Winfield, Kan.

He and his wife lived in Hobart before moving to Garden City where he was a packer for IBP Meat Packing. He also drove a chemical truck for Helena out of Garden City.

In 1989, the family moved to Tryon to be closer to their families.

He worked for Martin Tank Truck and Casing Pulling in Cushing and worked for Stillwater Concrete since 1998.

He enjoyed fishing.

He was predeceased by his parents, an infant sister and his grandparents.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Joey Robinson and his wife Maryah, of Agra, and Joshua and Jeremy, both of Tryon; one daughter, Jasmine Irvin, of Tryon; one grandchild, Tristan Robinson, of Agra; and three sisters, Gayleen Chain, Melissa Wilhowsky and Stephanie Elkins, all of Hobart.

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