Cushing resident, Louisa Mae Morris, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2001, in
Services, with Rev. Kevin Clouse, pastor, Rev. Mark Rick Wilkerson,
of Ripley, and Rev. Mark Wilson, of Coffeyville, Kan., officiating, will
be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the First Church of God in Cushing.
Interment will follow at Flynn Cemetery.
Davis Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.
She was born Oct. 12, 1937, in Ripley to Sam and Fonda Mae (Gray) Morris.
She was reared and educated in the Cushing area and graduated from
Cushing High School in 1955.
She married Ben Harkleroad Feb. 24, 1962, in Cushing.
She was a longtime member of the First Church of God and enjoyed attending
the Women’s Group of the church and had held state offices.
Before she retired in 1996 she worked for OSU for more than 29 years.
She loved music and embroidery work and will always be remembered for
remembering birthdays and special occasions for her family and friends.
She was predeceased by her parents, husband and one brother, Ron Morris.
Survivors include one brother, Jerry Morris and his wife Linda, of
Bethany; two sisters, Marye Johnson, of Cushing and Cleta Paday, of Ripley;
and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be D.J. Roberts, Ronnie Morris, Justin Haydock, Leon
O’Kelley, Tommy O’Kelley and Louie Barrera.
Lee Lawrence Snider was born Oct. 20, 1931, in Stillwater to William
Orvill Snider and Jewell Dennis Snider. Lee passed away Friday, Feb. 9,
2001, at his home in Broken Arrow. He was 69.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Asbury United Methodist
Church in Tulsa. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Jack Selby,
Bixby Funeral Service.
Snider served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1953.
He first coached football at Bixby in 1959. He left after that season,
returned in 1962, left again and returned for a final time in the 1970s
until his retirement in 1987, where he was Athletic Director. Between stops
one, two and three, Snider coached at Broken Arrow, Tulsa’s Nathan Hale,
Oklahoma State University, the Canadian Professional Football League and
Bixby’s Spartan Field was renamed the Lee Snider Field. A plaque and
certificate were recently presented to him at his home in Broken Arrow
for this honor.
Snider is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Bill and Don,
one sister, Margie, and one son, Greg, who died in an auto crash in 1980.
He is survived by his wife Dorothy of the home; one son, Gary Snider,
Jenks; one brother, Jack Snider, Las Vegas, Nev.; three grandsons, Beau,
Zach and Luke; one granddaughter, Katrennea; and one great grandson. Dilyn.
Edgar Lee Sutton, 87, died at Grace Living Center, Monday, Feb. 12,
2001, in Stillwater.
Graveside services will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens at 10:30 a.m.
Thursday. Richard Poe will officiate. Services are under the direction
of Colonial Chapel Funeral Home.
Sutton was born in Fredericktown, Mo., June 17, 1913, to Joseph Andrew
Jackson Sutton and Mary Elizabeth (Duncan) Sutton.
On April 6, 1934, Sutton married Hazel Ona (Pearce) Sutton in Guthrie.
He attended Central State University in Edmond. In 1936, they moved to
Stillwater where he worked for the U.S. Postal Service and later held the
position of Assistant Postmaster. Edgar was a very active person in the
community and was known for his ability to quote the scriptures as he had
a great respect for the Lord and love of his church family. He was a member
of the Church of Christ where he served as a teacher, Deacon and Elder
for many years.
Sutton served as a Sea Bee and in the U.S. Navy in World War II from
1943 to 1946 and became a life member of Disabled Veterans.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Hazel, who died Oct.
28, 1994, and his only brother, Robert Sutton, Oklahoma City.
Sutton is survived by two sons, Jerry Lee Sutton and wife Vera, Stillwater;
Timothy Keith Sutton and wife Kaye, Tulsa; one daughter, Billie Charlene
Rogers and husband Stearns, Lake Charles, La.; one sister, Margaret Sutton
Hadden, Oklahoma City; eight grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and
one great great grandchild.
Pallbearers will be John Rodgers, Winston King, Milton Wells, Billy
Tucker, Michael Sutton and Bobby Jacomine.
The family has named the American Cancer Society, 6440 S. Lewis, Suite
100, Tulsa, OK 74136 and the Church of Christ, 821 North Duck, Stillwater
74074 as memorial recipients.
Carl Clifford “Cliff” Shannon, 73, died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2001, in Durant.
Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the Fairlawn Cemetery.
Ralph Hickman will be officiating. Services are under the direction of
Davis Funeral Home.
Shannon was born to Jack Shannon and Nola Thassler Shannon April 14,
1927, in Oklahoma City. He was reared and educated in that area. He entered
the U.S. Air Force in June 1944 and received his honorable discharge in
He was united in marriage to Patsy Taylor Alexander in Apache. She survives
him of the home.
Shannon had worked as a drafting engineer for the FFA in Oklahoma City
prior to his retirement. He had owned his own plane for many years and
enjoyed flying and was a certified flight instructor. He enjoyed riding
motorcycles and drawing pictures of different people and characters.
He is preceded in death by his father, Jack Shannon.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother, Nola Norton,
Burlingame, Calif.; three step-sons, Sam Alexander and wife Vickie, Enterprize,
Ala.; Kerwin Alexander, Oklahoma City; Davin Alexander and wife Bonnie,
Oklahoma City; three step-daughters, Judy Davis and husband Tommy, Oklahoma
City; Pamela Johnson and husband Steve, Mesquite, Texas; Gayna Rivis and
husband Alfred, Oklahoma City; one sister, Beverly Stowell and husband
Bill, Highland, N.Y.; mother-in-law, Ruby Taylor, Durant; two nephews,
and other relatives and friends.
Cecil George Metcalf Sr., 94, Stillwater died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Morrison First Baptist
Church. Pastors Larry Stafford and Floyd Wingo will officiate. Interment
will be at the Morrison Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction
of Strode Funeral Home.
Metcalf was born Sept. 13, 1906, to Anthony Llewellen and Mary Ellen
(Mulford) Metcalf west of Glencoe. He married Bertha Edith Mitchell Nov.
25, 1925, in Stillwater. Bertha died April 23, 2000.
He attended schools in Eureka. He worked as a carpenter and a bridge
builder, as well as building storm cellars to shelter people from tornadoes.
He worked from Roy T. Holk Lumber Co. He served in the U.S. Navy during
World War II from 1941 to 1945 as a Carpenters Mate Third Class. He worked
at the 101 Ranch and also a the the Pawnee Bill Ranch. He was a member
of the Southside Baptist Church and Carpenters Union No. 1686.
Metcalf is preceded in death by wife, Bertha; seven brothers, Jesse
Metcalf, Albert Metcalf, Ivil Metcalf, Shelby Metcalf, Henry Tucker, Perry
Tucker and Virgil Metcalf; one sister, Mary Tucker; one grandson, John
Cecil Metcalf; and one infant sister.
He is survived by his one daughter, Linda Sewell and husband Bob Joe,
Pawnee; four sons, Cecil G. Metcalf and wife Edna Jo, Arkansas Pass, Texas;
Aubrey J. Metcalf and wife Ann, Catoosa; Gordon Metcalf and wife Linda,
Stillwater; Sam Metcalf and wife Joni, Winfield, Kan.; two sisters-in-law,
Maude Metcalf, Kansas; Marion Mitchell, Pueblo, Colo.; 13 grandchildren,
23 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Kenneth Ekhoff, Eddie Tucker, Jimmy Podge, Josh
Metcalf, Larry Grim, Sam Mitchell and honorary pallbearer Lynn Roberts.
The musician will be Brenda Tucker.
Grover A. Davis, 92, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2001, at Cushing Regional
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Palmer Funeral Home Chapel with
Pastor Wendyl Heffington of the Church of Christ in Cushing presiding.
Interment will follow at the Euchee Valley Memorial Park Cemetery under
the direction of Palmer Funeral Home of Cushing.
He was born Oct. 3, 1908, in Guthrie to Hershall and Mary (Wagner)
Davis. He graduated from Guthrie High School.
He married Blanche (Rice) April 19, 1936.
He was a minister in the Church of Christ from the 1950’s until he
retired in the 1980’s.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers,
Clarence and Ernest Davis and one sister, Dorothy Medenhall.
Survivors include his wife of the home; three sons, Phill Davis of
Key Largo, Fla.; Steve Davis of Cushing and Dan Davis of Garland, Texas
and five grandchildren.
Mary Lou Witt
Mary Lou Witt, (nee Boutwell), went to be with the Lord at 3:45 a.m.
on February 13, 2001 at the Grace Living Center in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
She was born July 17, 1909 in Sikeston, Missouri, to William E. and Harriet
Boutwell. She graduated from Oran High School in 1927.
On October 1, 1929 she married Louis Witt in Belleville, Illinois.
He passed away in January of 1973 in St. Louis Missouri. She worked at
the Tower Grove Baptist Church as the Coordinator of the 4 and 5 year old
Sunday School department and also as an accountant for the church. She
was active in the choir, and in the Women’s Missionary Union until her
retirement. Then in 1985 Mary Lou Witt moved to Payne County to be closer
to her daughter.
She was predeceased by her Grandparents, parents, husband, one son,
Jimmie Witt; son-in-law Richard Harris, three brothers, John, Clyde and
Matthew Boutwell; six sisters Lillian, Margaret, Permilla, Katie, Abby
and Emma, and two great grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughters Jacqueline Harris of Stillwater, OK,
Jan Adams of Sanford, FL and a daughter-in-law Janet Witt of Seffner, FL.
Grandchildren included Michael and Connie Harris and children of Hong Kong,
China, Richard Harris and children of Edmond, OK, Steven and Gwen Harris
and children of Stillwater, Daniel and Jody Harris and children of Stillwater,
Jeffory and Linda Harris and children of Wichita, KS, Gregory and Marsha
Harris and children of Stillwater, Louise and Dale Sharick and children
of Seatle, WA, Jimmie and Sandy Witt and children of Coral Springs, FL,
Patricia Touisant and children of New Berwick, MA, Kathy and Jim Keane
and children of Tallahassee, FL, Jason Witt of Tampa, FL, and Robert Young
of Sanford, FL. All together Mary Lou Witt had 12 grandchildren, 28 great
grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and
Pallbearers will be Michael Harris, Richard Harris, Steven Harris,
Daniel Harris, Jeffory Harris, Gregory Harris and Robert Young. Honorary
pallbearers are Jimmy Witt, Jason Witt and Randy Harris.
Mary Lou Witt will be remembered with family and friends at Strode
Funeral Chapel on Saturday, February 17, at 10:30am with J.B. Bond presiding.
Her resting place will be at the Carney Cemetery following the service.
Alta Eulala Dotter, 101, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, at Grace Living
Center in Stillwater.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at First Christian Church with Dr. William
S. Inglish officiating. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens under
the direction of Strode Funeral Home.
She was born in a log cabin Dec. 6, 1899, near Quay, Oklahoma Territory,
to Elvin Wesley and Minnie Belle (Skeels) McKaughan. She received her grade
school education in rural schools in Kansas and Idaho. She graduated from
high school in Terlton and from Chillicothe Business College, Chillicothe,
Mo., in 1918. She worked at the post office in Quay and the Bank of Commerce
in Ralston. After attending Oklahoma A&M College, she was employed
as an office worker.
She married Frank Albert Dotter Sept. 20, 1921 in Stillwater.
She was active in youth activities, PTA and scouting. She was a member
of several garden clubs and other organizations where she often held leadership
positions. She was a Sunday school teacher and belonged to DeMolay and
the Rainbow Mothers Club.
She was interested in arts and crafts, sewing, tatting and gardening.
She was a chaplain for many years and was known for her beautiful prayers.
She was the treasurer for the Dorcas group at the First Christian Church
and the treasurer/secretary of the Christian Women’s Fellowship.
She was past president of the American Legion Auxiliary No. 129, and
belonged to the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, A.T.A. Crafts Club
and the Purple Zinnia Garden Club.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband
March 31, 1977; one brother, Wesley McKaughan; two sisters, Alice Olen
and Hazel Barnes and one daughter-in-law, Betty Dotter.
Survivors include one sister, Minniebell Perkins of Kerrville, Texas;
two daughters, Patsy Walding of Stillwater and Jonita Milligan of Stillwater;
two sons, Frank (Buddy) Dotter of North Richland Hills, Texas and Kenneth
Dotter of Winfield, Kan.; four grandchildren; Teresa Milligan Wesley and
her husband John of Stillwater, Doug Dotter and his wife Laurie of Dallas,
Texas, Dana Boatman and her husband Darcy of North Richland Hills, Texas
and David Dotter of Winfield, Kan.; nine great-grandchildren, Derek, Darcy
and Daniel Wesley, all of Stillwater, Dylan, Haley and Kyle Dotter all
of Dallas, Texas; Kendall and Kelsey Baldwin and Conor Boatman, all of
North Richland Hills, Texas.
Pallbearers will be Bill King, Bill Mann, Charles Moore, James Baker,
Mel Nance and Burl Carrier.
Memorials may be made to First Christian Church, 411 W. Mathews, Stillwater,
Hirameta June Davis, 72, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2001, at Valley View
Hospital in Ada.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Criswell Chapel in Ada with
Dr. Bob Bender officiating. Interment at Rosedale Cemetery will be under
the direction of Criswell Funeral Home.
She was born Sept. 14, 1928, in Roff to Hiram C. and Lorraine (Cantrell)
Land. She graduated high school from Corpus Christi, Texas and attended
Corpus Christi Business School. She received a teaching certificate from
Child Evangelism Fellowship, Inc.
She lived in Texas, California, Oklahoma City, Norman and Stillwater.
She moved to Ada in 1980.
She married Gene H. Davis March 5, 1949, in Reno, Nev.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ada and a member of
the Gideon’s Auxiliary. She served as a child evangilist for 15 years and
taught Sunday school for 26 years.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Survivors include her mother and step-father, Gene McClary of Yale;
her husband; two sons, Randy E. Davis of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Britt
Davis of Broken Arrow; one brother, Larry McClary of Tulsa; one sister,
Lorra Doll of Yale; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Mel Haworth, Truman Teel, M. Holt Sodeman, Leonard
Briley, Carl Tilley and Ronnie Powell.
Merle (Hurst) Warlick, 98, Stillwater, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2001,
in Grace Living Center.
Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday with Father Robert
Fellows officiating. Interment will be in Fairlawn Cemetery in Cushing
under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.
Family and friends are invited to visit and reminisce with the family
at the home of Sam and Dorothy Carpenter following services.
Warlick was born March 27, 1902, in Jenny Lind, Ark., to Jesse and
Anne Lou Hurst.
She married Jesse Otis Warlick on Dec. 6, 1918, in Fort Smith, Ark.
After their marriage, they rode the train to Cushing, where they established
their home. They lived in Cushing until 1943 when they moved to Drumright
where they operated a grocery store. After her husband’s retirement in
1966, they returned to Cushing and resided there until moving to Stillwater
Warlick moved to Early Autumns Assisted Living in 1998 at the age 95.
In October 2000, she moved to Grace Living Center.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church and enjoyed cooking,
sewing, crocheting and gardening.
Her parents, husband, brothers and sisters have been waiting many years
to welcome her and surround her with their love. “Bampa” has had that chicken
on the Hasty Bake ready for her apple pie, green beans and potato salad
to complete the cookout with her family and friends in heaven.
Her daughter, daughters-in-law and granddaughters learned many of their
cooking skills from her and the families continue to enjoy the dishes and
recipes passed down from Mammo. She was an excellent seamstress and made
clothes, baby booties and beautiful quilts.
In addition to the quilts, her most well-known items are the wonderful
baby blankets she made. These special blankets were passed down to future
generations of babies and numerous friends of her family who were thrilled
to receive one of her baby blankets.
Her gardens were truly lovely and she enjoyed azaleas, dogwood and
tulip trees. Many of her roses, iris, phlox, tulips and daffodils have
been propagated and continue to live in the gardens of her family and their
friends. She prided herself in the kitchen, garden and the family she raised.
Warlick was predeceased by her parents, her husband, five brothers
and two sisters.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Dale and Betty Warlick
of Wichita, Kan., and Donald and Bonnie Warlick of Durango, Colo.; one
daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and Sam Carpenter of Stillwater; seven
grandchildren, Lynn Carpenter and wife Melissa of State College, Pa., Janet
Turley and husband Bob, Jan Warlick and Lisa Warlick, all of Oklahoma City,
Jeanne Croka and husband Don of Stillwater; Kent Warlick and wife Ann of
Denver, Colo., and Kay Mayer and husband Bruce of Durango; 11 great-grandchildren,
Marshall Carpenter of Seattle, Wash., Sam Carpenter and Sara Carpenter,
both of State College, Brian Turley and wife Ellen of Conroe, Texas, Eric
Turley and wife Misty and Jill Croka, all of Tulsa, Matt Croka of Minneapolis,
Minn., Luke and Max Warlick of Castle Rock, Colo., Andrea Mayer of Durango
and Rachel Warlick of Oklahoma City; and two great-great-grandchildren,
Brooke Turley and Evan Turley.
Memorials may be sent to Judith Karman Hospice Inc., P.O. Box 818,
Stillwater, Okla., 74076.
Former Perry resident Irene (Moore) Dunham, 87, died Saturday, Feb.
17, 2001, in Windsor Hills Manorcare in Oklahoma City.
Services, with the Rev. Roger Dunn officiating, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday
in Calvary Baptist Church in Perry. Interment will follow in Grace Hill
in Perry under the direction of Brown-Sisson Funeral Home.
Dunham was born March 21, 1913, in Banock, Ky., to Carl and Sara Ann
On Dec. 15, 1982, she married Randy Dunham in Perry. He died in 1997.
She was a homemaker and a member of Portland Avenue Baptist Church
in Oklahoma City and Calvary Baptist Church in Perry.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her parents, four
brothers, one sister and a son, Jerry Franklin Moore.
She is survived by her former husband, Forest Moore of Stillwater;
two daughters, Lillian Barrett and her husband, Wayne, of Williamsburg,
Va., and Sara Sue Moore of Oklahoma City; four sons, Forrest Ray Moore
and his wife, Lillian, of Jena, La., Carl Allen Moore and his wife, Janet,
of Grand Junction, Colo., Horace John Moore and his wife, Myrna, of Oklahoma
City, and Charles Harvey Moore of Stillwater; a daughter-in-law, Ann Moore
of Salt Lake City, Utah; a sister, Flora Jean Tuttle and her husband, Jim,
of Grove; 24 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and
Memorials may be made to The Children’s Center, 6800 N.W. 39th Expressway,
Bethany, Okla., 73008.