Miscellaneous Payne County, Oklahoma Obituaries

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Cecil K. Sharp
Cecil K. Sharp died Friday, March 2, 2001, at his home in Perkins. 
Services, with Jerry D. Dockery officiating, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Strode Chapel.

Interment will follow in Perkins Cemetery under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.

Sharp was born in Pawnee on Jan. 9, 1926, to James Leonard and Bessie (Richardson) Sharp.

He married Lucille Billie Sayes on Jan. 21, 1946, in Center Point, La. Since 1964, the couple has made their home in Vinco.

Sharp was a lab technician at Oklahoma State University and a member of VFW Post No. 2027.

He was predeceased by his parents, four brothers and three sisters.

He is survived by his wife; three sons, Cecil K. Sharp Jr. of Port Orchard, Wash., Leonard L. Sharp of Mountain View, Ark., and David L. Sharp of Yukon; two daughters, Ellen L. Kline of Fort Scott, Kan., and Jessie L. Brown of Yale; 14 grandchildren, Matt Sharp, Rachel Sharp, John Paul Sharp, Christopher Sharp, Leroy Sharp Jr., Brandi Marlin, Angel Sharp, Kelly Sharp, Eric Sharp, Jenny Sharp, Crystal Nichols, Robert Kline, Kenneth Brown and Jason Brown.

He is also survived by three brothers, Robert Sharp of El Paso, Texas, Charles Sharp of Ponca City and Jack Sharp of Stillwater; and five sisters, Doris Nichols and Leota Garner, both of Pawnee, Norma Rhoades of Nicoma Park, Roberta Kay Bullard of Stillwater and Katherine Scott of Magnolia, Ark.

Pallbearers will be Arlin Harris, Phil Manke, Earl Dethloff and Vernon Langley, all of Stillwater, and Winfred Evans and Gene Murray, both of Perkins.

Sharp’s grandsons will serve as honorary pallbearers.

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

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Richard D. Hume
Richard D. Hume died Friday, March 2, 2001.

Services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in First Christian Church in Stillwater. Services are under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.

The family will greet friends at the funeral home today from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Hume was born Oct. 15, 1948, in Ponca City to Robert and Ruth Hume.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed golfing, boating and spending time with his family. His love and humor will be missed.

He was a graduate of both C.E. Donart High School and Oklahoma State University. After he finished school, Hume held numerous positions in banking institutions, including Stillwater National Bank.

Hume and his wife lived in Grand Haven, Mich.

His father predeceased him in 1964.

He is survived by his wife, Linda; daughter Carissa Hume Arutunoff, husband Anatoly and granddaughter Alexandra, Tulsa; daughter Alison Hume Maxson, husband Tyler and granddaughter Taylor, Lewisville, Texas; daughter Lisa Crawford and grandsons Justin and Michael, Rockwall, Texas; and son Capt. Robert Holdsworth, stationed in Osan, Korea.

He is also survived by his mother Ruth Hume, sister Sidney Graham and brother Anthony Hume.

Pallbearers will be be Capt. Robert Holdsworth, Tyler Maxson, Toly Arutunoff, Don Short, Gene Baker and Jim Short.
 

Dorothy Hopkins Alcott
Dorothy Hopkins Alcott, 99, Manchester, Vt., died on March 2, 2001. 
Memorial services will be held in Salem, N.Y. and later Charleston, Ill. at later date. 

She was born in Stillwater, Oklahoma Territory on April 5, 1901 to Laura Washburn Hopkins and Edward Everett Hopkins. Hopkins was in the furniture and piano business. The family moved to Guthrie in 1908 and remained there until she graduated from high school, when they moved back to Stillwater. She entered Oklahoma A&M College in 1919 where she majored in business and was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority. Upon graduation, she worked as a bookkeeper at Bishops’ Clothing Store.

In 1927, she married Arthur Bernard Alcott, an officer at the Stillwater National Bank. The couple had two children — James Arthur born in 1930 and Barbara Anne born in 1938. He graduated from Oklahoma A&M; she also attended OAMC and graduated from Eastern Illinois University.

Mrs. Alcott was active in the Kappa Alpha Theta alumnae activities and served on the local corporation board fro many years. She was also a member of PEO, the First Presbyterian Church and the Browning Club.

She moved to Charleston, Ill. in 1980 after her husband’s death in 1977. She made the move in order to be near her daughter and family. She lived there until 1990 where she moved to Minneapolis where her son and his family lived. In 1996 she moved to Salem, N.Y. and shortly thereafter to Equinox Terrace in nearby Manchester, Vt.

Mrs. Alcott is survived by her son, James Alcott and wife Marilynn, Salem, N.Y.; her daughter, Barbara Alcott Corley and husband Edward, Charleston, Ill.; seven grandchildren, David Alcott, Allston, Mass.; Thomas Alcott, Uxbridge, Mass.; John Tobin Alcott, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Anne E. Alcott, Berkeley, Calif.; Douglas F. Corley, Estes Park, Colo.; Rachel E. Corley, DeKalb, Ill.; eight great grandchildren, Montgomery Austin Alcott and Gibson James Alcott, Allston, Mass.; Reavey Anne Alcott Fike and Aidan Barry Alcott Fike, Berkeley, Calif.; Emily Anne Alcott, Jacob Tobin Alcott, and Haley Gene Alcott, Uxbridge, Mass.; and Zacary Dale Simon, Bloomington, Ill.

Memorials can be made to the Kemmerer Village, a Presbyterian center for children at Risk, Kemmerer Village, RR 1 Box 12C, Assumption, Ill. 62510-9706. 

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, Bennington, Vt. 
 

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James W. McHenry
James W. McHenry, 73, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, at Stillwater Medical Center. 

His ashes are to be scattered where he first soloed in a PTk-17 Steerman. 

Brown-Sissons Funeral Home of Perry, is directing the arrangements.

He was born in Harvey, Ill. on Dec. 25, 1927, to Warren Bernard and Barbara Johanna (Willms) McHenry.

In 1955 he received his bachelor of law degree from Pacific Coast University, Los Angeles.

He served in the Navy from 1947 until 1947 and worked as a lather and plasterer before he retired in 1989.

He moved to Payne County in 1995 from Sand Springs where he had lived for 36 years.

He was a member of the Wood, Wire and Metal Lathers’ International Union Number 228, of Tulsa. He was instrumental in founding the Sand Springs Soccer Association and served as a long-time coach of the Glentoran soccer team.

He also worked as a construction manager on the Williams Building in Tulsa, the Tulsa Expo Center’s Golden Driller, the Tulsa Public Library and the Stillwater Medical Center.

He was predeceased by his parents and four brothers, Warren, Charles, John, and William.

Survivors include a daughter, Cezanne Bomba and her husband, Patrick, of Stillwater; two sons, Patrick McHenry, of Jenks, and Jim McHenry, of Centerville, Utah; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Memorials may be made to the Mission of Hope in Stillwater or the American Cancer Society. 
 

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Lula Mae Henderson
Lula Mae Henderson, 93, died Sunday, March 4, 2001 at Cushing Hospital. 

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Big Creek Church of the Brethren, Rt. 3, Box 3760, Cushing, with Pastor John Holderread officiating. Interment will be at the Church of the Brethren Cemetery under the direction of Strode Funeral Home. 

She was born Aug. 26, 1907 in Coyle to William Henry and Mary Lind (Falckenstein) Carrier. She graduated from Vassar schools from the 8th grade. She received her diploma through the American Correspondence School from Chicago, Ill. in 1972.

She married Raymond V. Henderson on Oct. 20, 1936 in Guthrie.

While living in Edmond, she helped at a day care center and provided child care in her home. She also worked for Shedrick’s Jewelry and Snyder’s Hardware. She moved to Perkins in 1970. She was a member of the Big Creek Church of the Brethren, where she taught Sunday School and sang in the choir. She was chosen as a delegate to the National Convention in Orlanda, Fla.

She enjoyed traveling, knitting, crocheting, raising houseplants and painting. She was an accomplished seamstress and cook and kept scrapbooks of interesting articles from the Perkins Journal.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, eight brothers and four sisters.

Survivors include: two daughters, Carol Davis and her husband Marvin of Perkins and Charlene Stanbrough and her husband Bob of Guthrie; one son, Charles Henderson of Oklahoma City; one sister-in-law, Enid Carrier of Ft. Worth, Texas; six grandchildren, Jim Carrier, Nolan Carrier, Lynn Davis, Jay Davis and Matt Davis and 15 great-grandchildren.
 

Anita Emmons
Anita Elayne Emmons, 72, Glencoe, died Monday, March 5, 2001, at her home. 
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at Strode Chapel. Dale Gowdy, John Elliot and Larry Eslinger will officiate. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Strode Funeral Home. 

Emmons was born Dec. 11, 1928, in Wagoner to Harry and Evelyn (Peace) Cobb.

She married Marlin Emmons Aug. 16, 1946, in Winfield, Kan. Her husband died Feb. 16, 1983.

She attended schools in Heavener and Perkins. She became a housewife and cared for her children until her youngest started attending school. Emmons worked at Meeker Public Schools. She later received her G.E.D. in 1963.

She then worked at Catoosa Public Schools in the cafeteria, Oklahoma State University housekeeping and in the Glencoe Public Schools elementary office until her death. She enjoyed spending time with the youth of her church. She volunteered to cook at Falls Creek Church Camp for 44 years with various church groups. Emmons enjoyed sewing, horseback riding, yard work and gardening.

Emmons was a member of the Glencoe First Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents and husband.

She is survived by her son, Tommy Emmons, Longmont, Colo.; two daughters, Sharon Willman and husband John, Glencoe; Cindy Daugherty and husband Glen, Stillwater; three grandchildren, Jeremy Willman and wife Kara, Stillwater; Jonathan Willman, Shawnee; Erin Hickman, Tulsa; one brother, Richard Cobb and wife Jeanie, Phoenix, Ariz.; Janell Oldham and husband Luke, Shreveport, La.; Carol Hiner and husband Tom, Stillwater; three great grandchildren, many brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews.

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Jason Germain
Jason Donald Germain, 22, died Sunday, March 4, 2001, in Tyler, Texas. 

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Strode Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. 

Strode Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

He was born March 14, 1978, in Phoenix, Ariz., to Ronald I. and Sandra (Burlingame) Germain.

He attended schools in Stillwater and received his GED from Oklahoma State University. He was employed by Henry Wells as a truck driver and was manager of the HEW Waste Recycling, Inc. until Jan. 2001.

He enjoyed computers, music, paint ball, making model airplanes and working with ham radios.

He was predeceased by one brother, James Brian Germain and his paternal and maternal grandparents.

Survivors include his parents and two brothers, Patrick Germain and his wife, Billie, of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Phillip Germain, of Stillwater. He is also survived by one niece, Jennifer Germain and one nephew, James Germain, both of Colorado Springs. 

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Charles Pendergraff
Agra resident Charles Floyd Pendergraff, 65, died Monday, March 5, 2001, at Hillcrest Hospital in Tulsa. 

Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the First Assembly of God in Tryon. Rev. Lorn Starling will preside. Interment will follow at the Ochelata Cemetery in Ochelata. 

Palmer Funeral Home of Cushing is directing the arrangements

He was born in Shady Point Sept. 9, 1935, to Floyd (Bill) and Ida (Monks) Pendergraff.

He received his early education in Shady Point and graduated in 1935 from Panama High School.

He married Barbara Kearns Dec. 10, 1956, in Ochelata. They moved to Agra in 1968. He worked for Reda Pump, Safeway and Midland-Hudson Oil Refinery where he retired after being injured on the job.

He served on the Agra fire department, water department and on the town board. He loved to hunt and fish.

He was predeceased by his parents and one brother, Jerry Pendergraff.

In addition to his wife of the home he is survived by three sons, Gearld and his wife, Cindy, of Agra, Ronald, of Agra, and Gary and his wife, Dorothy, of Tulsa; a daughter, Anita Starling and her husband, Bob, of Woodward; one brother, Bob Pendergraff and his wife, Nell, of Dewey; sister, Jean O’Dell and her husband, Pete, of Barnsdall; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; an aunt, Rachel Furguhson, of Locust Grove; and an uncle, Carl Monks, of Shady Point.

Family members will serve as pallbearers. 
 

Allie Gillespie
Allie Gillespie, 105, died Tuesday, March 6, 2001. 
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the First Christian Church, 300 E. Moses, Cushing with Rev. Milo Steffen officiating. 

Interment will follow at the Church of the Brethren Cemetery under the direction of Davis Funeral Home with Rev. John Holderread officiating.

She was born July 25, 1895, in Indian Territory, six miles west of Cushing to Albert K. and Ida (Foster) King. She attended Free Silver School and completed the ninth grade at Ripley High School.

She married Francis G. Gillespie June 24, 1919. She lived southwest of Cushing since 1931.

Until 1994, she submitted entries to the Payne County Fair, winning ribbons of all colors for breads, cookies, jellies and canned goods. She read several newspapers and played the piano daily. She sewed lap robes and pillows for the Children’s and Veterans’ Hospitals in Oklahoma City until the age of 101.

She was a member of the Pioneer Club, Worthwhile Club, Historical Club and was inducted into the Centenarian Club of Oklahoma. She was the longest continuous member of the First Christian Church in Cushing, baptized Oct. 6, 1921.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; her brother, Dow King; one granddaughter, Vickie Fillmore Judge; one great-grandson, Robert Wayne Judge and her son-in-law, Gene Fillmore.

Survivors include: two sons, Kenneth D. Gillespie, Loren Dale Gillespie and his wife Rose; one daughter, Patricia Fillmore; one sister, Jewell Martindale; four grandchildren, Regina Lacovara, Randall Fillmore, Linda Dennis and Audrey Gerfen; eight great-grandchildren, Rudy Lacovara, Kelly Whitney, Austin Dennis, Rhiannon Battles, David Gerfen, Janene Stewart, Jerod Gerfen and Peter Judge; four great-great-grandchildren, Mikayla Lacovara, Michael Lacovara, Sheridan Battles and Emma Rose Stewart, and other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Eugene Dennis, Chris Gerfen, David Gerfen, Jerod Gerfen, Rudy Lacovara and Ken Judge. 
 

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Lula Mae Henderson
Lula Mae Henderson, 93, died Sunday, March 4, 2001, at Cushing Hospital. 

Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Big Creek Church of the Brethren, Rt. 3, Box 3760, Cushing, with Pastor John Holderread officiating. Interment was at the Church of the Brethren Cemetery under the direction of Strode Funeral Home. 

She was born Aug. 26, 1907, in Coyle to William Henry and Mary Lind (Falckenstein) Carrier. She graduated Vassar schools through the eighth grade. She received her diploma through the American Correspondence School from Chicago, Ill., in 1972.

She married Raymond V. Henderson Oct. 20, 1936, in Guthrie.

While living in Edmond, she helped at a day care center and provided child care in her home. She also worked for Shedrick’s Jewelry and Snyder’s Hardware. She moved to Perkins in 1970. She was a member of the Big Creek Church of the Brethren, where she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir. She was chosen as a delegate to the National Convention in Orlando, Fla.

She enjoyed traveling, knitting, crocheting, raising house plants and painting. She was an accomplished seamstress and cook and kept scrapbooks of interesting articles from the Perkins Journal.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, eight brothers and four sisters.

Survivors include: two daughters, Carol Davis and her husband Marvin of Perkins and Charlene Stanbrough and her husband Bob of Guthrie; one son, Charles Henderson of Oklahoma City; one sister-in-law, Enid Carrier of Ft. Worth, Texas; six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jim Carrier, David Carrier, Nolan Carrier, Lynn Carrier, Lynn Davis and Matt Davis. 

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James McHenry
James W. McHenry, 73, died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2001, at Stillwater Medical Center. 

His ashes are to be scattered where he first soloed in a PT-17 Steerman. 

Brown-Sisson Funeral Home of Perry is directing the arrangements.

He was born in Harvey, Ill., Dec. 25, 1927, to Warren Bernard and Barbara Johanna (Willms) McHenry.

In 1955 he received his bachelor of law degree from Pacific Coast University, Los Angeles.

He served in the Navy from June 1945 until December 1947 and worked as a lather and plasterer before he retired in 1989.

He moved to Payne County in 1995 from Sand Springs where he had lived for 36 years.

He was a member of the Wood, Wire and Metal Lathers’ International Union Number 228 of Tulsa. He was instrumental in founding the Sand Springs Soccer Association and served as a long-time coach of the Glentoran soccer team.

He also worked as a construction manager on the Williams Building in Tulsa, the Tulsa Expo Center’s Golden Driller, the Tulsa Public Library and the Stillwater Medical Center.

He was predeceased by his parents and four brothers, Warren, Charles, John and William.

Survivors include a daughter, Cezanne Bomba and her husband, Patrick, of Stillwater; two sons, Patrick McHenry, of Jenks, and Jim McHenry, of Centerville, Utah; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Memorials may be made to the Mission of Hope in Stillwater or the American Cancer Society. 
 

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David Jones
Cushing resident David Lee Jones, 44, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, in Yale. 

Services, with Father Mike Cashen presiding, will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Palmer Funeral Home Chapel in Cushing. Interment will follow at Euchee Valley Memorial Park east of Cushing. 

He was born June 13, 1956, in Cushing to Bobby Lee and Edith Mae (Bowlin) Jones.

He received his education and lived most of his life in Cushing. He had worked in the oil fields on drilling rigs. He enjoyed motorcycles, fishing, hunting, boating and all the good things in life with his friends and family.

He was predeceased by his mother and grandparents Martin (Brown) Jones Sr. and Nora Jones and Jack and Lula Bowlin.

Survivors include one son, David Lee Jones Jr. , of Stillwater; two daughters, Andrea Jones, of Tulsa and Kristen Jones Swanson, of Cushing; one brother, Gary Don Jones and his wife, Gina, of Cushing; one niece, Kerrie Jones, of Cushing; a sister, Beverly Ledgerwood and her husband, Frank, of Cushing; his father; and his wife, Mary Lou, of Cushing.

Pallbearers will be Alvin Andrews, James Cook, Gary Adkins, Hal Gregory, Kenny Longbreak and Gerald Schlegel.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Jones, Donnie Hilyard, Lonnie Anderson, Frank Ledgerwood, Mike Duren and Joe Woods.


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