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Margaret Jackson
GRANDFIELD, Okla. - Margaret Jackson, 73, died Monday, Oct. 5, 1998, in a Lawton, Okla. hospital.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Grandfield with the Rev. Sherrell Brooks of Lawton, the Rev. D.P. Williams, pastor of Eastside Baptist Church in Wichita Falls, and the Rev. Samuel Mitchell of Frederick, Okla., officiating. Burial will be in the Grandfield Cemetery under the direction of Gray Funeral Home.
Mrs. Jackson was born March 13, 1925, in Grandfield. She was a member of the Rising Star Baptist Church in Grandfield. Survivors include her husband, Lee Martin of the home; a son, Louis Rollins of Corsicana, Texas; five sisters, Mattie Brown, Lois James and Betty Becerra, all of Grandfield, and Cynthia Harris and Opal Kelly, both of Dallas.

Sue Carol Edmondson
VERNON, Texas - Sue Carol Edmondson, 65, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998, in an Electra hospital.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Eastview Cemetery with the Rev. Jack Gilliland, pastor of Second Baptist Church, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Community Funeral Home.
Mrs. Edmondson was born April 14, 1933, in Whitesboro, Texas. She and Billy Charles Edmondson were married Nov. 11, 1950. He died Aug. 9, 1993. She was a homemaker and a licensed vocational nurse in Dallas. She was a longtime resident of Wichita County. She was a Baptist.
Survivors include three sons, Danny, Ronny and Jerry, all of Wichita Falls; two daughters, Polly Brown of Wichita Falls and Patsy Sue Nava of Vernon; a sister, Mrs. Jimmy Holt of Whitesboro, Texas; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
The family will be at the funeral home Sunday evening from 7-8 for visitation. Family may be contacted in Vernon at 2124 Cumberland.

Ramona Taylor Evans
SPRINGTOWN, Texas - Ramona Taylor Evans, 68, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998, in her Azle, Texas, residence.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at White's Funeral Chapel in Springtown. Burial will be in the Jaybird Cemetery in Parker County, Texas.
Mrs. Evans was born Feb. 10, 1930, in Petrolia, Texas. She had lived in the LaJunta and Azle area for the last 37 years. She worked as a teacher's aide in Fort Worth, Briar and Azle schools. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Azle. She was a 1946 graduate of Petrolia High School. She was a Protestant.
Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Larkin Evans of Azle, Texas; a son, Lance of Azle; a daughter, Jackie Fox of Agnes, Texas; a brother, Alvin Taylor of Wichita Falls; four sisters, Edna McDaniel, Doris Walter, Verna White and Jean Massie, all of Wichita Falls; and four grandchildren.
Visitation will be today from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. 

Lola Bell Fant Boyd
THROCKMORTON, Texas - Lola Bell Meador Fant Boyd, 90, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998, in a Throckmorton nursing home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Merriman-Archer Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Troy Culpepper officiating. Burial will be in Throckmorton Cemetery.
Mrs. Boyd was born June 24, 1908, in Throckmorton County. She and Cecil Fant were married Oct. 30, 1927. He died Oct. 18, 1976. She and E.B. Boyd were married in 1979. He died in 1990. She moved from Throckmorton in 1979 to Dalhart, Texas. She returned to Throckmorton in 1990. She was a salesclerk for F.W. Woolworth for several years. She was a Baptist.
Survivors include a daughter, Nancy M. Lawrence of Clinton, Maryland; and a grandson.

Ruth Anna McBroom
FORT WORTH - Ruth Anna McBroom, infant daughter of Ben and Lynn McBroom, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, in a Fort Worth hospital.
Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. today in Greenwood Memorial Park with Dr. Wm M. Longsworth officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson's Harveson & Cole.
Miss McBroom was born Oct. 8, 1998, in Fort Worth. 
Survivors include her parents; her grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. McBroom of Wichita Falls and Mr. & Mrs. Steve Oden of Texarkana; and her great-grandmother, Marie Oden of Alanta, Texas.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Children's Ministry, 800 W. 5th Street, Fort Worth 76102. 

Clara Jessup
BOWIE, Texas - Clara Jessup, 77, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998, at her residence in Ringgold, Texas.
Arrangements are under the direction of Burgess-Fry-Owens-Brumley Funeral Home.
Mrs. Jessup was born April 16, 1921, in Hillsville, Penn. Her husband, John Edward Jessup, died in 1961. She was a cook for General Motors and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Lodge and the Moose Lodge, both in Arlington, Texas. She was also a member of the United Auto Workers. She was a resident of Arlington for 56 years before moving to Ringgold two years ago. A great-grandson, Timothy Freeman, died in 1994.
Survivors include two daughters, Darlene Freeman of Hawkins, Texas, and Mary Blackburn of Arlington, Texas; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made in Memory of Clara Jessup, P.O. Box 300502, Arlington, Texas 76010.

Charles E. Vaughn
Retired Maj. Charles "Charlie" E. Vaughn, 79, of Wichita Falls died Monday, Oct. 5, 1998, in his residence.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Hampton Vaughan Crestview Chapel with Dr. Robert Allen, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial with full military graveside rites conducted by Sheppard Air Force Base will be in the Crestview Memorial Park.
Mr. Vaughn was born Oct. 16, 1918, in Nebraska City, Neb. His wife, Veda Vaughn, died June 19, 1979. He was a major in the Air Force and served in World War II and the Korean War. He was manager of Airo Club at Sheppard Air Force Base. He was a member of the Elks Club and Order of Daedalians National Fraternity of Military Pilots.
Survivors include three sons, O. Wyatt Fisher of Weatherford, Texas, Joe B. Fisher of Colleyville, Texas, and the Rev. McAllister "Mac" Vaughn of College Station, Texas; a sister, Mildred Shriner of Lincoln, Neb.; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Mozelle Goforth
OLNEY, Texas - Mozelle Goforth, 81, died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, in an Olney hospital.
Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Dundee, Texas, Cemetery with the Rev. Lee Stone of Wichita Falls officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home of Olney.
Mrs. Goforth was born July 18, 1917, in Springcreek, Texas. She and O.B. Goforth were married in May 1934. He died in 1969. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church. She had been a resident of Olney for one year and had lived in Holliday, Texas, most of her life. A daughter, Donna Faye Goforth, died in 1991. A son, Jerry Goforth, died in 1978.
Survivors include a daughter, Jo Dunagan of Fort Worth; a son, Wendell Goforth of Holliday; a brother, Sealy Lindley of Benbrook, Texas; two grandsons; and three great-granddaughters. 

Perry Horn
LUBBOCK, Texas - Perry Horn, 73, of Olney died Tuesday, Oct. 7, 1998.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in the Resthaven Memorial Park with the Rev. Philip H. Demerto officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.
Mr. Horn was born Nov. 27, 1924, in Lamesa, Texas. His wife, Dorothy Mae, died in 1974.
Survivors include two daughters, Candace Fletcher of Ransom Canyon, Texas, and Mickie Criag of Olney, Texas; two sons, Perry Jr. of San Angelo, Texas, and Jay of Midland, Texas; a sister, Gwen Horn of Sante Fe, NM.; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

David Beal Puckett
SEBASTOPOL, Calif. - David Beal Puckett, 56, died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998, in his residence.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Sebastopol Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.
Mr. Pucket was born Sept. 9, 1942, in Enid, Okla. He was self-employed. 
Survivors include his mother, Juanita Lyon of Byers, Texas; a sister, Delnita Bray of Byers; and a brother, Doug Lyon of Waco, Texas.

Mary Tom Rusk
Mary Tom Rusk, 79, of Wichita Falls died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998, in her residence.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in the Riverside Cemetery with Dr. Kipp Wolfe, pastor of First Christian Church, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Hampton Vaughan Crestview Chapel.
Mrs. Rusk was born June 26, 1919, in Wichita Falls. She and Marshall M. Rusk were married June 20, 1936, in Wichita Falls. She was the bookkeeper for Communication Service Company of Wichita Falls. She was a lifelong resident of Wichita Falls and was a member and had held all offices of the Optimist Misses Club. She was also a member of the First Christian Church.
Survivors include her husband of Wichita Falls; a son, Bobby Rusk of Weatherford, Texas; a half brother, G.W. Fuqua of Weatherford; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Tommy L. Latimer Jr.
BENJAMIN, Texas - Tommy Lloyd Latimer Jr., 50, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998, in a Wichita Falls hospital.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Benjamin Methodist Church with the Rev. Ken Follis officiating. Burial will be in Benjamin Cemetery under the direction of McCauley-Smith Funeral Home in Munday.
Mr. Latimer was born July 16, 1948, in Knox City, Texas. He was a veteran of the Navy and was a Vietnam War veteran. He was a flight engineer and was formerly of Knox City and Benjamin. He was a member of the First Christian Church.
Survivors include his mother, Betty Mancille of Benjamin; three sons, Greg, Troy and Tommy III, all of San Antonio, Texas; a brother, Jimmy Mancille of Austin.

Dorcas Reed Griswell
Dorcas Reed Griswell, 79, of Wichita Falls died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, in a local hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Liberty Baptist Church with the Rev. Jerry Reed, pastor of Liberty Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery in Iowa Park under the direction of Hampton Vaughan Crestview Chapel.
Mrs. Griswell was born May 29, 1919, in Burkburnett. She was a bookkeeper. Her husband, Leon Reed, died in 1979. She had been a resident of Wichita Falls for 14 years. She graduated from Iowa Park High School. She was a past worthy matron of the Bluegrove Chapel of the Eastern Star. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Jerry Reed of Wichita Falls; a daughter, Palmiera Williamson of Georgetown, Texas; a brother, Miles Thompson of Iowa Park; two sisters, Marguerita Stacy of Pottsboro, Texas, and Carmelita Nelson of Midland, Texas; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Liberty Baptist Church.

Mary Askew
HENRIETTA, Texas - Mary Askew, 83, of Wichita Falls died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998, in her residence.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Rock Cemetery in Granite, Okla., with the Rev. Gene Herendon, Assembly of God minister, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.
Mrs. Askew was born Oct. 27, 1914, in Mangum, Okla. She and Isom Askew were married May 10, 1936, in Mangum, Okla. He died Feb. 5, 1993. She was a homemaker and a member of the Assembly of God Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Betty Pickering of Wichita Falls; a son, Bennie Askew of Wichita Falls; two sisters, Margaret Sullivan and Faye Joe Haynes both of Granite; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Oleta Bolles
BANDERA, Texas - Oleta Bolles, 78, of Bandera died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998, at a San Antonio hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at Grimes Funeral Chapel in Bandera with the Rev. James Ennis officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Crestview Memorial Park in Wichita Falls.
Mrs. Bolles was born Feb. 19, 1920, at Illinois Bend, Texas. Her first husband, Dr. Richard D. McConchie, died in 1964. She and Ortez Bolles were married March 13, 1970, in Mexico. He died Aug. 29, 1993. She worked for many years for the State Comptroller's office in Austin as an administrative technician. She had lived the last 30 years in Bandera but had previously lived in Aransas Pass, Texas, and Wichita Falls.
Survivors include a son, John McConchie of Spicewood, Texas; three step-sons, Dickey McConchie of New York, David McConchie of New Mexico and Danny McConchie of Texas; three sisters, June Whitaker of Wichita Falls, Ava Biggs of Dallas and Rita Passariello of Wichita Falls; two brothers, Jimmie Watts of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Jackie Watts of Wichita Falls; and three grandchildren.
Visitation will be 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home in Wichita Falls.

J.B. Clark
WAURIKA, Okla. - J.B. Clark, 85, of Hastings died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, in a Waurkia hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Waurika Church of Christ with Fred Cowley and Noel Curington, ministers, officiating. Burial will be in the Hastings Cemetery under the direction of Willis C. Worley and Sons Funeral Home.
Mr. Clark was born Jan. 1, 1913, in Hennipen, Okla. He and Louise Hight were married Feb. 1, 1937, in Lawton, Okla. The couple established there home one and a half miles from Hastings. He moved to Hastings in 1917 where he attended school. In the early 1920s he moved to Wilson, Okla., returning to Hastings in 1930. He graduated from Hastings High School in 1934. He farmed and ranched until 1950 when he began working for Jefferson County as a heavy equipment operator. He retired in 1978 after 28 years of service. He then continued to farm and ranch until 1990. He served on the Hastings School Board and the Hastings Community Board for several years. He was a longtime member of the Waurika Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Sheila Cowley of Fort Worth; a son, Benton of Arlington, Texas; and four grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Jefferson County Hospital in Waurika and to the Hastings Cemetery.

Hoyt S. 'Pete' Slatton
Hoyt S. "Pete" Slatton, 89, of Wichita Falls died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 1998, at a local assisted living center.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Wichita Falls with Dr. Russell Dilday officiating. Entombment will be in Crestview Memorial Mausoleum under the direction of Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home.
Mr. Slatton was born Jan. 18, 1909, at Scranton, Texas. His wife, Ellen Hooker, died Jan. 25, 1990. He was a funeral director and Realtor in Dallas before retiring to Wichita Falls. He lived in Wichita Falls for 20 years. He attended Cisco, Texas, Junior College and appeared in the Little Rose Bowl with the Cisco High School Lobos. He was active in church, professional and community organizations, participated in the choir and other chorale groups as a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Oak Cliff and served as an officer with the Dallas Association of Realtors. He helped launch the First Baptist Church's senior Choir, the local support group for the families of Alzheimer's patients and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter No. 237. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wichita Falls.
Survivors include a son Dr. James H. Slatton of Richmond, Va.; a daughter, Linda Slatton Clark of Fort Worth; three sisters, Eunice Penn and Mary Snead, both of Eastland, Texas, and Catherine McCray of Cisco; and five grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Greater Wichita Falls Alzheimer's Association, 801 Burnett St., Wichita Falls, Texas 76301; or the American Diabetes Association.
Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Albina Kauffman
Albina T. "Bea" O'Kruhlik Kauffman, 77, of Wichita Falls died Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998, at a local hospital.
Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. today at Lunn's Colonial Chapel. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church with the Rev. Aidan Donlan, chaplain of United Regional Health Care Center 11th Street Campus, officiating. Burial will be in Santa Fe National Cemetery in Santa Fe, N.M., at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14. Arrangements under the direction of Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home.
Mrs. Kauffman was born Oct. 13, 1920, at Flatonia, Texas. She and Herb Kauffman were married Aug. 6, 1945, in San Antonio, Texas. He died in 1993. She was a longtime member of the Bethania Auxiliary, an auxiliary member of the Texas Retired Officers Association, the Alter Society St. Bernadette's Circle of Our Lady Queen of Peace, the S&B club of Wichita Falls, the Grief Support Groupand the Heritage Society of Our Lady Queen of Peace. She taught silk flower classes at Midwestern State University through the extension office.
Survivors include three sons, Herbert Jr. of Albuquerque, N.M., Larry of Omaha, Neb., and James of Houston; a brother, Loddie O'Kruhlik of Flatonia; three sisters, Martha Clisbee of Kaufman County, Texas, and Lillian Drozd and Molly Peters, both of Houston; and three grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to United Regional Healthcare Foundation, Tree of Life, 1600 Eight St., Wichita Falls, Texas 76301.

Don Quentin Scherler
WALTERS, Okla. – Don Quentin Scherler, 70, died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Walters with the Rev. Tony Nickel officiating. Burial will be in Walters Cemetery under the direction of Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home.
Mr. Scherler was born Feb. 18, 1928, in the Ahpeotone, Okla., community. He and Wanda Thomas were married Sept. 8, 1948. He graduated from Ahpeotone High School and Cameron College. He was a farmer and a member of the Walters Baptist Church for 35 years.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Richard Don Scherler of Oklahoma City and Mack David of Edmond, Okla.; two sisters, Pat Tidwell of Duncan and Phyllis Prichard of Bethany, Okla.; four brothers, Mark Scherler of Faxon, Okla., Kent Scherler and Wes Scherler, both of Walters, and Jack Hudman of Chattanooga, Okla.; and two grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Walters Cemetery, Walters First Baptist Church Building Fund or Hospice of Lawton.

Mary Lucille Wright
HENRIETTA, Texas – Mary Lucille Wright, 85, died in Lancaster, Texas.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Davis Funeral Home. Burial will be in Joy, Texas, Cemetery under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.
Mrs. Wright was born June 2, 1913, in Jack County, Texas. She and M.W. Merrell Wright were married Nov. 21, 1934, in Henrietta. He died Oct. 21, 1990. She lived in Dallas for the past 50 years, was retired from the Sweetheart Cup Company and was a member of the Bernal Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Doyle Wright of Dallas and Billy Merrell Wright of Houston; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Terry Deatherage
Terry Deatherage, 55, of Wichita Falls died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, at a local hospital.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Floral Heights Methodist Church with the Rev. Merwin Turner, associate minister, and the Rev. Mike Rucker, pastor of Bible Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery under the direction of Hampton Vaughan Crestview Chapel.
Mr. Deatherage was born June 4, 1943, in Wichita Falls. He graduated from Wichita Falls High School, served in the Navy, was an A.O.B. certified Optometrist/F.N.A.O. He founded Cycle Part Distributing and Unlimited. He was a professional motorcycle racer until 1975 then turned to stock car racing until 1993. He was the Texas State TT Motorcycle Champion from 1958 to 1961. He ran the USAC stock car circuit in 1981, managed Duffens Wholesale Optical in Houston from 1983 to 1986. In 1986, he purchased Lile and Prock Optical and also West Optical and started Deatherage Certified Opticians. He was a member of the Downtown Rotary Club where he received the Paul Harris Fellowship and was a member of the Gold Coat Ambassadors. He received many awards from the State Optical Society.
Survivors include a son, Greg Deatherage of Wichita Falls; two daughters, Mishelle Shires of Lakeside City, Texas, and Shana Gonzales of Wichita Falls; two brothers, Tim Deatherage of Wichita Falls and Anthony Deatherage of Dallas; his mother, Mary Frances Deatherage of Wichita Falls; and eight grandchildren.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and Shriners Burn Institute.

Ola Lee Pollock
NOCONA, Texas – Ola Lee Pollock, 87, of Cottonwood, Ariz., died Thursday, Oct. 8, 1998, in Cottonwood.
Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of Christ with Jerome Savage and Rusty West officiating. Burial will be in Starkey Cemetery under the direction of Scott-Morris Funeral Home.
Mrs. Pollock was born Dec. 31, 1910, in Montague County, Texas. She and Roy Pollock were married April 5, 1930, in Waurika, Okla. He died Nov. 23, 1996. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include a son, Adrian of Cottonwood; two daughters, Elaine Pollock of Cottonwood and Donola Hudson of Rimrock, Ariz.; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
 
Clyde Thomas
VERNON, Texas – Clyde Thomas, 77, of Vernon died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, at a local hospital.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Eastview Cemetery with the Rev. Jack Gilliland, pastor of Second Baptist Church, officiating. Arrangements under the direction of Community Funeral Home. 
Mr. Thomas was born Nov. 15, 1920, in Enloe, Texas. He and Viola Callicoat were married Dec. 8, 1978. She died March 10, 1997. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, and was a farmer and a Baptist. 
Survivors include three brothers, Lewis Thomas of Fort Worth, Claude Thomas of Madison, Wis., and Herman Thomas of Vernon; four sisters, Virginia Chism, Lillian Hopkins, Aline Haynes and Louise Woodard, all of Vernon.
Visitation will be Tuesday at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Blanche Clark Hageman
PADUCAH, Texas – Blanche Clark Hageman, 89, of Childress died Sunday, Oct. 11, 1998, at a Childress nursing home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Church of Christ of Paducah with Dr. Mike Henderson of Childress and Bill Mayes, minister of the Childress Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery in Paducah under the direction of Seigler Funeral Home.
Mrs. Hageman was born July 16, 1909, in San Augustine, Texas. She and A.C. Hageman were married Dec. 25, 1927, in Paducah. He died Sept. 15, 1991. She came to Cottle County in the 1920s, and lived in Arizona and Lubbock, Texas, for many years before returning to Paducah in 1971. She moved to Childress in 1986, was a retired medical lab technician and was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include a son, Charles Hageman of Midland, Texas; a daughter, Alice Ann Cheek of Childress; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Ruby Lee Everett
THROCKMORTON, Texas – Ruby Lee Everett, 88, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, at a local hospital.
Services are at 4 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Throckmorton with the Rev. Cliff Lester officiating and the Rev. Troy Culpepper assisting. Burial will be in Throckmorton Cemetery under the direction of Merriman-Archer Funeral Home.
Mrs. Everett was born Aug. 12, 1910, in Throckmorton County. She and James Ardon Everett were married Dec. 23, 1928, in Throckmorton. She had worked as a nurse’s aid and a cook at the Throckmorton County Memorial Hospital. She was a lifelong resident of Throckmorton and was a Baptist. Her son J.L Everett died Aug. 20, 1990, and her son Jackie Everett died Aug. 27, 1997.
Survivors include her husband; a sister, Edna Earl Ash of Throckmorton; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Velma P. Cassidy
FREDERICK, Okla. – Velma P. Cassidy, 90, of Tillman County, Okla., died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998 in a Lawton hospital.
Services are at 11 a.m. today at the Jackson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Wyatt officiating. Burial will be in Frederick Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Jackson Funeral Home. 
Mrs. Cassidy was born March 15, 1908, in Davidson, Okla. She and Ed Cassidy were married March 17, 1927, in Tipton, Okla. He died in December 1986. She graduated from Davidson High School, was a member of the Presbyterian Church, the Order of the Eastern Star and the Bridge Club.
Survivors include a daughter, Doris Lewis of Frederick; a son, Paul of Davidson; a sister, Lillian Myers of Frederick; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Hilda Pruett
WAURIKA, Okla. – Hilda Pruett, 72, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, at her home in Ryan.
Services are at 2 p.m. today at Grantham-Worley Funeral Home with the Rev. Roger Schwenn, Church of Christ minister, officiating. Burial will be in the Nocona Cemetery under the direction of Willis Worley and Sons Funeral Home.
Mrs. Pruett was born June 30, 1926, in Alabama. She moved from Alabama to Oklahoma in 1931 with her family and settled in Ryan. She grew up in Ryan and attended Ryan Public Schools. She worked as a nurse for over 15 years. She retired in 1988 and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ryan.
Survivors include a son, Sammy Brown of Ryan; two daughters, Carol Hamel and Charlotte Gallager, both of Ryan; eight grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Roberta Sue Smith
FREDERICK, Okla. – Roberta Sue Smith, 37, of Roosevelt, Okla., died Friday, Oct. 9, 1998, at a Lawton hospital.
Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. today in Fairlawn Cemetery, Snyder, Okla., with the Rev. Gail Morris officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Jackson Funeral Home.
Mrs. Smith was born May 16, 1961, in Florida. She lived in the Grandfield, Okla. area in the early 1980’s until moving to the Roosevelt area. She was a Certified Medication Aid having worked in nursing homes in Hobart, Cordell and Sentinel. A son, Larry Stephen Jr., died Oct. 10, 1982 and a daughter, Stephanie Kaylene Smith, died Aug. 25, 1998.
Survivors include a son, Richard Stephen of Roosevelt; a daughter, Kissa Monique Thompson of Oklahoma City; and a grandchild.

Ruby Kate Vandergriff
GORMAN, Texas – Ruby Kate Vandergriff, 97, of Gorman died Firday, Oct. 9, 1998.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in Restheaven Cemetery in Lubbock, Texas, with the Rev. James Price officiating. Arrangements under the direction of Higginbotham Funeral Home.
Mrs. Vandergriff was born June 21, 1901, in Georgetown, Texas. She and Dailey Vandergriff were married in 1922 in Clarendon, Texas. He died in 1977. She was a homemaker and a Methodist. She was a longtime resident of Lubbock before moving to Cisco, Texas, and then to Gorman.
Survivors include one sister, Nannie Margaret Richardson of Wichita Falls.

Hazel Owens
HENRIETTA, Texas – Hazel Owens, 79, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 1998, in a Bowie, Texas, hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. today at the Crestview Mausoleum in Wichita Falls. Burial will be in Crestview Cemetery under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.
Mrs. Owens was born Aug. 7, 1919. Her first husband, James Broussard, died June 14, 1995. Her second husband, George Owens, died May 19, 1997. She was a seamstress and was a Catholic.
Survivors include two sons, James Broussard of Bellevue, Texas, and Robert Broussard of Henrietta; a brother, Andrus Duhon of Maurice, Louisiana; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.


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