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Glenn Cox
Shawnee resident Glenn Cox died Monday at a local hospital at the age of 70.
He was born May 6, 1927, in McGuire, Okla., to Johnny William and Verna (Kimbrel) Cox. He was a veteran of World War II.
He married Peggy Hilburn in Purcell in 1948. He has lived in and around Shawnee for 43 years.
He retired from heating and air conditioning service.
Cox was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. He was a member of the VFW. and the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Cox, of the home; his son, Larry Michael Cox of McLoud; two daughters and one son-in-law, Patricia Kelley of Shawnee and Connie and Bobby York of Norman; two grandchildren and their spouses, Michael Glenn and Melissa Kelley of McLoud and Shelley Renee and Curtis Dee Raney of Noble; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Donnas Cox of Oklahoma City and Mr. and Mrs. Foy Cox of Noble; several nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Gaskill-Owens Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Sunny Stewart officiating. Burial will be at Lexington Cemetery. 
(Published Sept. 3, 1997)

Andrew C. Kimball
Andrew C. Kimball of Purdy, Mo., died Friday at this residence. He was 54.
Kimball was born May 21, 1943, in Garvin County, the son of Ralph and Vera (Griffin) Kimball. He was a butcher in Oklahoma City and later a mechanic near Muskogee. He retired in 1995. 
On April 2, 1970, he married Alice Gage in New Braunsfel, Texas.
Survivors include his wife, Alice of Purdy, Mo.; three daughters and one son-in-law, Christina Kimball of Shawnee, Angela Hernandez of San Antonio, Texas, and April and David Spurlock of Dallas, Texas; one son and daughter-in-law, Andrew and Kim Anderson of Irving, Texas; seven grandchildren; three brothersz, Aubrey Kimball of Harrah, Clyde Kimball of Shawnee, and Isaac Kimball of Muskogee; four sisters, Inez Lairson, Mary Dedmon and Arlene Todd, all of Shawnee, and Zella Elmore of Prague. 
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Johnson Cemetery with the Rev. Phillip Lairson officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel.
(Published Sept. 3, 1997)

Kenneth Dewayne Rye
Shawnee resident Kenneth Dewayne Rye died Saturday in Shawnee at the age of 37.
Rye was born June 21, 1960, in Amarillo, Texas, to Kenneth M. and Priscilla (Reed) Rye. He attended New Caney High School in New Caney, Texas.
He married Anita B. Rye. He was a welder and had been in the U.S. Army. He lived in Texas for many years and moved to Shawnee in 1993. 
Rye was a member of the First Baptist Church of Livingston, Texas. 
Survivors include his wife, Anita B. Rye of Shawnee; a son, Dana Mathew Rye, a daughter, Holly Christine Rye, both of Nacogdoches, Texas; his father, Kenneth M. Rye of Shawnee; his mother, Priscilla Bartee of Granberry, Texas; a brother, David E. Rye of Arlington, Texas; two sisters, Kathlene Gaddis of Cushing, Texas, and Cynthia Strevel of Granbury, Texas; four nephews and two nieces.
A private service was held Tuesday, and burial was at Bethel Cemetery. 
(Published Sept. 3, 1997)

Sadie Dayton
Shawnee resident Sadie Dayton died Monday at a local hospital. She was 79.
She was born Aug. 15, 1918, in Oklahoma to Charley and Kallie (Suttles) Pickles.
She lived in and around Shawnee most of her life and was a member of the Methodist church.
Survivors include her daughter, Bonnie Elliott of Shawnee; grandchildren, Linda Ponce, Brinda Eldridge, Carlet Kay Bean and Carl (Butch) Nickleson; great-grandchildren, Jason Eldridge, Cassie Ponce, Brandi Nickleson, Kyle Bean and Brittney Bean; one new great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and two brothers.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Gaskill-Owens Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Leroy Kerbo officiating. Burial will be at Tecumseh Cemetery. 
(Published Sept. 3, 1997)

C.O. Lane
Shawnee resident C.O. "Kid" Lane died Tuesday at a local nursing home. He was 85.
Lane was born Feb. 23, 1912, in Glencoe, to Ben and Carrie (Ash) Lane. He attended South Rock Creek and graduated from Shawnee High School.
He married Naomi Woods on June 29, 1932, in Shawnee.
He started working with Noble Drilling Company Sinclair Pipeline in the 1930s and later worked with Douglas Aircraft. From 1945 to 1955 he owned and operated Lane and Son, DX Service Station.
He later worked at Sears and Wards in the appliance department, retiring from Wards in 1974. 
He started boxing in the ring at age 15 as a welterweight, and later moved to middleweight. For three years, he boxed here and in surrounding towns. 
Lane was a member of the First Christian Church of Shawnee and was a member of the Elks Lodge.
Survivors include his wife, Naomi Woods Lane of the home; one son and daughter-in-law, Howard and Pat Lane of Dallas, Texas; one daughter and son-in-law, Mona and Jim Haig of Shawnee; four granddaughters, Debby Lane-Huelsenberg of Frankfurt, Germany, Kathy Lane Fulmer of Murphy, Texas, Laura Lane Brewer of Denton, Texas, and Sue Gillham of Pensacola, Fla.; one stepgrandson, Patrick Haig; two great-granddaughters, Alyssa Lane-Huelsenberg and Katelyn Lane-Huelsenberg, both of Frankfurt, Germany; one sister, Marie Torigian of Fresno, Calif.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins around Shawnee, Newkirk, Stillwater and in Oregon and California. 
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Gaskill-Owens Funeral Chapel with the Rev J.C. Farrand officiating. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.
(Published Sept. 4, 1997)

Kenneth Crabtree
Former Shawnee resident Kenneth Crabtree died Tuesday in Kingfisher at the age of 76.
He was born on Nov. 23, 1920, in Paden, to Lorenzo and Sarah (Parsons) Crabtree. He grew up in the Shawnee area. He owned and operated the D. and K. Auto Parts Store in Stroud for several years. 
He married Mildred Stevens, who preceded him in death.
He married Pauline Trent on Jan. 13, 1973, in Stroud.
Crabtree moved to Houston, Texas, where he was a used car salesman for about 12 years. He retired and moved to Kingfisher in 1989.
He is a member of the Stroud Baptist Church and a member of the Elks Lodge in Shawnee.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline of the home; two grandsons, Rick and Todd Crabtree of Houston, Texas; one brother, L.C. Crabtree of Bakersfield, Calif.; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two stepdaughters, Cassandra Campbell of McLoud and Marsha Parker of Kingfisher; three stepsons, George Hill of Tulsa, Ray Dean Hill of Kingfisher and Gary Hill of Sand Springs; 14 stepgrandchildren; 11 stepgreat-grandchildren and four "special" grandchildren, Kortnee, Adam, Nick and Danielle.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, seven brothers and two sisters. 
Memorials may be made to Kingfisher Regional Hospital.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the First Christian Church with Rev. Rollin Hole officiating. Burial will be at Kingfisher Cemetery under the direction of Sanders Funeral Service in Kingfisher.
(Published Sept. 4, 1997)

Thelma A. Bristow
Thelma A. Bristow, Edmond, died Wednesday at the age of 87.
She was born Feb. 8, 1910, in Red Bay, Ala.
She married Beecher in 1928. She worked 40 years as a seamstress.
She is survived by her daughter-in-law, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 
She was preceded in death by her husband and her sons, Maurice Donald and Basil LaRue.
Graveside services will be held at Eureka Springs Cemetery in Eureka Springs, Ark., under the direction of Bill Guardian North Funeral Home.
(Published Sept. 4, 1997)

Goldie Hamon McCracken Watkins
Goldie Hamon McCracken Watkins, 79, died Aug. 25 at her home in Grove.
She was born Dec. 6, 1917, in Payne County and graduated from high school at Prairie Valley in 1935. She was a member of the First Church of God.
Surviving are her husband, Harold Watkins, of the home; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Orvil and Clarence Hamon, and two sisters, Rubye Poe and Clara May, all of Shawnee, and many other relatives.
Preceding her in death were her first husband, Alfred McCracken; a son, Alfred McCracken Jr.; and an infant daughter.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fairview Cemetery, Shawnee, with the Rev. Joe Faircloth officiating.
(Published Sept. 5, 1997)

Donald Earl Sebourn
Lifelong Seminole resident Donald Earl Sebourn died Thursday at his home in Seminole. He was 62.
He was born in Seminole on June 24, 1935, to Earl Short Sebourn and Clyde (Meadors) Sebourn. He married Colleen Kernal on Oct. 6, 1961, in the Little community.
He was a member of the Church of Christ at Little and he was owner of Rascoe Machine Shop and CS Smoke Shop.
Surviving are his wife, Colleen Sebourn, of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Ricky and Delight Sebourn, Tecumseh; daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Jeff Knox, Seminole; brother, Dale Sebourn, Decatur, Ala., and four grandchildren, Nickolas Sebourn, Brandi Sebourn, Dayna Sebourn and Lindsy Knox.
His parents preceded him in death.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. today at the Church of Christ in Little with Rusty Dawson officiating. Burial will be in Little Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Shawnee in care of Shawnee Regional Hospital.
(Published Sept. 5, 1997)

Darrell D. Brown
Darrell D. Brown of Norman died Thursday in Norman at the age of 63.
Services will be 2:30 p.m. Monday at Little Axe First Baptist Church. The Rev. Sunny Stuart will officiate. Burial will be at Little Cemetery, north of Seminole.
Further arrangements will be announced by Cooper Funeral Home, Tecumseh.
(Published Sept. 5, 1997)

John Burns
John Burns of Tecumseh died Thursday at the age of 66.
He was born Jan. 11, 1931, in Glenwood, Wash., to Earl and Cordelia (Satterwhite) Burns. He was reared in Glenwood and in Baker, Ore. He married Millie Smith in White Salmon, Wash., on May 14, 1955. He had also lived in Orange, Calif., before moving to Tecumseh in 1978.
He had served with the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict and was a plumbing contractor. For more than two years, he had worked in maintenance at Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech. He also was a wood craftsman.
He was a member of Pentecostal Church of God.
Surviving are his wife, Millie Burns, of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and David Bracken, Orange, Calif.; son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Sherry Burns, Tecumseh; son, Bill Burns, Tecumseh; brother and sister-in-law, Tom and Bobbie Burns, Glenwood, Wash.; four grandchildren, Marla Bracken, Rachel Bracken, Crystal Burns, Johnny Burns, and many other relatives.
Preceding him in death were his parents and one sister, Pearl Ellis.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Tecumseh Pentecostal Church of God with the Rev. Fred Owens officiating. Burial will be in Moral Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home, Tecumseh.
(Published Sept. 5, 1997)

Ruby Ross
Ruby Ross of Texarkana, Texas, died Wednesday at the age of 96.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Cooper Funeral Chapel, Tecumseh, with Bob Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Tecumseh Cemetery and further arrangements will be announced.
(Published Sept. 5, 1997)

Donald Ray Toles
Bristow resident Donald Ray Toles died Thursday at the age of 35.
He was born Dec. 28, 1961, in Parkland, the son of Kenneth and Dorothy (Raines) Toles. He was a member of the Church of the First Born and was part owner and secretary-treasurer of Advance Mobile Home Movers, Inc., in Bristow.
Toles was married to Karla Sue Armer on Oct. 24, 1992, in Claremore.
Survivors include his wife, Karla Sue Toles, of the home; one son, Ronnie Toles of Stillwater; daughter, Karen Toles, Thrall, Texas; stepdaughters, Amanda Keeling and Trisha Keeling, both of Bristow; Dusty Gensman, Stillwater; parents, Kenneth and Dorothy Toles, Prague; brothers and sisters-in-law, Kenneth and Veronica Toles, McAlester; Jerry and Janice Toles and Charles and Lori Toles, all of Prague; sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Don McCoy, Bristow, and many other relatives.
Graveside service is 11 a.m. Monday at Parkland Cemetery, north of Chandler, with R.C. Earnest officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Prague.
(Published Sept. 5, 1997)

Ellis E. Bays
Shawnee resident Ellis E. Bays died Friday at a local nursing home. He was 93.
He was born June 6, 1904, in Antlers, the son of William Thompson and Nova Susan (Leach) Bays. He married Lula May Bays on Oct. 12, 1924, in Chandler.
Bays was retired from Parks Hatchery.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Lucille and R.J. Farrell, Vian; Eva and Leonard Rogers, Shawnee; Doretha and A.G. Harrell, Bentonville, Ark.; sons, Floyd Bays, Shawnee; Bill Bays, Choctaw; son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Joanna Bays, Oklahoma City; 14 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Lula May Bays, in 1996; his parents, and one son.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. today at White Dove Cemetery in Sparks. The Rev. Percy Jerkins will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel. 
(Published Sept. 5, 1997)

James Reuben Butts
U.S. Army veteran James Reuben Butts of Shawnee died Friday in a local hospital after a short battle with cancer. He was 64.
Butts was born March 18, 1933, in Emmett, Kan., the son of Reuben A. and Bernice A. Butts.
He received his GED from Texas and later worked for Holt Motor Company in Oklahoma City. 
Butts was retired from the Irving, Texas, independent schools. Co-owner of B&W Truck Sales in Dallas, Texas, and owner of Butts Truck Sales in Irving, Texas, he served in Korea and Greenland with the U.S. Army.
On Sept. 18, 1970, he married Mary Ann Smith in Dallas, Texas. 
He was a member of the Siloam Masonic Lodge, American Rifleman's Association, and the North Irving Baptist Church in Texas.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Butts of the home; son, Tony Lee Butts of Dallas, Texas; mother, Bernice A. Butts of Shawnee; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Mary and Myler "Mike" Crooks of Shawnee; Rosa and George Meneely of Shawnee, Verna Dean of Shawnee, and Alma Butts of Ellicott City, Md.; a brother, Bill Butts of Shawnee; and his father-in-law, Richard L. Smith of Shawnee.
Preceding him in death were his father, Richard Archibald Butts; and two brothers, Clinton Archibald Butts and John Leroy Butts.
The family has designated Hospice of Shawnee as appropriate for memorials.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Chuck Utsler and the Rev. Bill Matthews officiating. Burial will be in Blackburn Chapel Cemetery.
(Published Sept. 6, 1997)

Jimmie B. Castoe
Owner of Jim's Tile Service Jimmie B. Castoe of Shawnee died Thursday at his home. He was 37. 
Castoe was born June 2, 1960, in Oklahoma City, the son of Calip and Juanita Castoe. 
He attended schools in Shawnee and later worked for T.D.K. for nine years.
He lived in Shawnee most of his life.
On March 3, 1995, he married Karol Hayes in Shawnee. 
He is survived by his wife, Karol Castoe of Ponca City; daughter, Tara Castoe of Mesquite, Texas; two sons, Codie Castoe of Mesquite, Texas, and Sean Castoe of Meeker; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Nell and Hugh Pate of Shawnee, Juanita Hail and Frank Rivas of Shawnee, and Donnita Kyle of Shawnee; mother, Juanita Dees of Shawnee; two brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Agnes Zellers of Tahlequah, and Rickey and Loretta Keys of Shawnee; two stepchildren, Justin Hayes and Randi O'Dell of Ponca City; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his father and a sister, Charlene Zellers.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Little Cemetery with the Rev. Waldo Young officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Home.
(Published Sept. 6, 1997)

Timmothy Glenn Del Stewart
Seminole resident Timmothy Glenn Del Stewart died Thursday at the age of 4 months.
He was born May 5, 1997, in Shawnee, the son of Timmothy Trent Stewart and Starla Dawn (Phillips) Peace. 
Survivors include his parents; maternal grandparents, Donna Phillips of Seminole, and Ricky and Debbie Phillips of Shawnee; paternal grandparents, Del and Debra Stewart of Seminole, and Barbara Hawse of Florida; great-grandparents, Wanda Phillips and Conrad Trecker, Jackie Phillips, Diane Peace, Dewayne Peace, and Faye Price; brother, Trenton Jacob Stewart of Seminole; half brothers, Lariat T. Stewart, Levi Stewart and Coty B. Stewart; three uncles, Jason Phillips, Jay and Jeff Stewart; two aunts, Angel and Heaven Phillips; and several great aunts and uncles, cousins and friends.
Preceding him in death were his great-grandparents, Gene Price and Cleo and Silas Stewart.
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Swearingen Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dan Sactor officiating. Burial will be in Little Cemetery.
(Published Sept. 6, 1997)

Joe Randell Blassingame
Seminole resident Joe Randell "Randy" Blassingame died Friday in a Seminole hospital. He was 44.
Blassingame was born Jan. 7, 1953, in Shawnee, the son of Robert Lowell "Doc" and Audrey Louise (Shorney) Blassingame. He worked as a laborer and at Darrell's Drilling and had lived most of his life in Seminole. 
Survivors include his wife, Cheryl Lauderdale of the home; son, Joe Allen Blassingame, and stepson, Michael Lauderdale, both of Shawnee; daughter, Kimberly Denise Bryce of Tecumseh, and stepdaughter, Jennifer Lauderdale of Ada; three brothers, Dale and Dean Blassingame, both of Earlsboro, and Warren Blassingame of Tecumseh; one sister, Sharon Helm of Jacksonville, Texas; and five grandchildren, Todd, Tony, and Jacob Bryce, Samantha Blassingame and Dillon Gibson.
Blassingame was preceded in death by his parents.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Little Cemetery with the Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.
(Published Sept. 6, 1997)

Eva Louise Frazier 
Meeker resident Eva Louise Frazier died Friday at a Meeker nursing home. She was 87.
Mrs. Frazier was born Jan. 21, 1910, in Belva, the daughter of G.C. Gasaway and Toleda (Calhoun) Gasaway.
She moved to Meeker in 1947 and was retired from Lewis Manufacturing Company in Meeker. She attended the Assembly of God Church. 
On Sept. 3, 1924, she married O.D. "Bert" Frazier in Newkirk. 
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Maxine and H.R. Howe of Meeker; one brother, William "Bud" Gasaway of California; and nine grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; three daughters and one grandson.
Graveside services 1:30 p.m. Monday at the New Hope Cemetery in Meeker with Rev. Tunney Ropp officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Prague.
(Published Sept. 6, 1997)

Ruby Ross
Homemaker Ruby Ross of Texarkana, Texas, died Wednesday at the age of 96.
Mrs. Ross was born Oct. 28, 1900, in Brilliant, Ala., the daughter of William David and Roxanna (Logan) Gilbert. She was reared and attended school in Brilliant, Ala., later living in California, Alabama, and Oklahoma. 
On Dec. 24, 1923, she married James Oscar Ross in Alabama. They lived in for several years in Kiowa County and in Romulus, where they farmed.
Mrs. Ross was a member of the Church of Christ. 
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Martha Ann and Kirby Frymoyer of Cherry Valley, Calif.; one son and daughter-in-law, Dempse and Linda Ross of Texarkana, Texas; one sister, Mary Weaver of Lincoln City, Ore.; one brother, Wilburn Gilbert of Carlsbad, Calif.; six grandchildren, Mark Frymoyer, Aaron Ross, Ricky Ross, Dayna Barnes, Larry Beach and Gary Beach; four great-grandchildren, Heather Ross, Roger Beach, Madison Barnes and Haley Barnes, and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her husband; one daughter, Nell Beach; one son, Penn Ross; one grandson, Roger Beach; two brothers; and seven sisters.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Cooper Funeral Chapel with Bob Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Tecumseh Cemetery.
(Published Sept. 6, 1997)

Darrell D. Brown
Former Wetumka school teacher Darrell D. Brown of Norman died Thursday at the age of 63.
Brown was born Dec. 16, 1933, in Sparta, Wisc., the son of Earl C. and Flossie Brown. He was reared in Wisconsin. He later taught school and coached at Pawhuska, Felt and Sparks. He had lived in norman for the past eight years.
A veteran of the Korean conflict, Brown served with the U.S. Air Force in Korea, and attended the First Baptist Church in Little Axe.
Survivors include his wife, Ruby Brown of the home; two daughter, Linda Peters of Texas, and Ashley Brown of Wetumka; two brothers, one sister; four stepdaughters and spouses, Debbie and Gene Gurley of Ada, Jackie Travis of Norman, Sandy and Larry Kirkland of Norman, and Kim and Jim Kuenzli of Newalla; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Services will be 2:30 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church of Little Axe with the Rev. Sunny Stuart officiating. Burial will be at Little Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home. 
(Published Sept. 6, 1997)

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