November, 1999 Memorials
 
 
 
 
NAME:      DAJAE’ UNONICA THURMAN, baby DAUGHTER OF BILLY RAY JR AND SHANNA KAYE (DOUGLAS) THURMAN OF DALLAS, TX.
 
BORN:    MAY 2, 1999 AT DALLAS, TEXAS.
 
PASSED AWAY:   WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1999 AT CHILDRENS HOSPITAL IN DALLAS, TX.
AGE:   6 MONTHS   AND 1 DAY.
 
 
SURVIVED BY
 
PARENTS:     BILLY RAY JR. AND SHANNA KAYE THURMAN OF DALLAS, TX.
 
BROTHER:     DARIUS DOUGLAS OF DALLAS, TX.
 
MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS:     CHRIS AND ROBERT DOUGLAS OF DURANT, OK.
 
PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS:     GLENDA AND BILLY THURMAN SR. OF DALLAS, TX.
 
GREAT GRANDPARENTS:    IDA AND LABRON McJUNKINS OF ATOKA, OK.
                                                     ROBERT AND LILLIE THURMAN OF HENDERSON, TX.
                                                     LLOYD SHIELDS OF ATOKA, OK.
                                                     A. V. MACK OF DALLAS, TX.
 
UNCLES:    SEAN DOUGLAS AND ODESSA THURMAN.
 
AUNTS:     NATASHA THURMAN, VERA THURMAN, KRISTA DOUGLAS, AND  MELISSA THURMAN.
 
 
     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
GREAT GRANDMOTHERS:    CALLIE SHIELDS, LOVIE THURMAN, AND VERA MAE BROWN.
GREAT GRANDFATHER:     JOHN BROWN.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:      MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1999 AT 2:00 P..M.
PLACE OF SERVICES:     GRAVESIDE SERVICES.
 
INTERMENT:   GREEN HILL CEMETERY ~ ATOKA, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:     ELDER CLEVESTER JOHNSON.
 
 
 
 
NAME:      VIDA BELL (CORBIN) SAWYER, AGE 82, A LONGTIME BENTLEY AREA RESIDENT.
 
BORN:    FEBRUARY 22, 1917 AT FT. TOWSON, OKLAHOMA TO PERRY AND NANNIE BELL (WITT) CORBIN.
 
PASSED AWAY:     FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1999 AT ATOKA COLONIAL MANOR.
AGE:     82 YEARS    8 MONTHS  AND  13 DAYS.
 
EDUCATION:     ATTENDED SCHOOLS AT FT. TOWSON IN PUSHMATAHA COUNTY, OK.
 
MARRIED:     ANDREW “BILL” SAWYER.
 
OCCUPATION:    HOUSEWIFE AND HOMEMAKER.
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:    PENTECOSTAL FAITH.
 
 
     SURVIVED BY
 
HUSBAND:     BILL SAWYER OF ATOKA, OK.
 
SON:     RAYMOND FORD AND WIFE DOROTHY OF RATTAN, OK.
 
7 GRANDCHILDREN, 15 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN,  2 GREAT GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.
 
SISTER:    DIXIE BENTLEY OF ALBIN, OK.
 
 
     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
FIRST HUSBAND:     RAYMOND FORD.
PARENTS:   PERRY AND NANNIE BELL CORBIN.
DAUGHTER:    VIDA MAE.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:      MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1999 AT 10:00 A.M.
PLACE OF SERVICES:     GRAVESIDE SERVICES.
 
INTERMENT:     ODD FELLOWS CEMETERY ~ ANTLERS, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:     ARVEL HALL.
 
CASKETBEARERS:     JOHN HENDERSON, STEVEN FORD, DONNIE HENRY, MONROE WATSON, TIMOTHY JOHNSON, ERNEST WHITE.
 
 
 
 
NAME:        DONALD LEE WOOD, AGE 67, A LONGTIME COLEMAN AREA RESIDENT
 
BORN:    SEPTEMBER 13, 1932 AT HILLSBORO, WISCONSIN TO KRISTAL ALBERT CRAIG AND DORIS PEARL WOOD.
 
PASSED AWAY:     SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6 1999 AT HIS RESIDENCE IN COLEMAN, OK.
AGE:     67 YEARS    1 MONTH   AND   23 DAYS.
 
EDUCATION:     ATTENDED SCHOOLS IN WISCONSIN AND MINNISOTA.
 
MARRIED:     LENA PUGH ON MARCH 14, 1975 AT COLEMAN, OK.
 
OCCUPATION:    TRUCK DRIVER AND DOZER OPERATOR AND WORKED MANY YEARS FOR S.O.W.D.A. IN TISHOMINGO, OK.
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:    HOPEWELL BAPTIST CHURCH.
 
 
     SURVIVED BY
 
WIFE:    LENA wood OF THE HOME IN COLEMAN, OK.
 
SONS:    DAVID AND ERNEST WOOD BOTH OF THE HOME IN COLEMAN, OK.
 
GRANDSON:    COREY DON PARROTT OF THE HOME IN COLEMAN, OK.
 
DAUGHTER:    CHRISTY GIBBS AnD HUSBAND JARRETT OF MESQUITE, TX.
 
GRANDSONS:     TRACY MARTINEZ AND JOSHUA PARROTT OF MESQUITE, TX.
 
BROTHER:     J. A. CRAIG OF DALLAS, TX.
 
BROTHER AND SISTER IN-LAW:     RANDY AND DEBBIE NEEDHAM OF COLEMAN, OK.
                                                                 DELTON PUGH OF COALGATE, OK.
 
SPECIAL FRIENDS:   PHILLIP ALLEN, JULIA DIAZ, JENNIFER HARTLEY, JOSH AND JASON DEVITT, BRANDI WILLIAMSON, CLAYTON WILSON,
                                       CHAD AND BRAD WALLACE, AND ROBERT GAITHER.
 
 
     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
SON:     DONALD WOOD JR.
PARENTS:     KRISTAL CRAIG AND DORIS PEARL WOOD.
BROTHERS:    ROGER AND DUANE CRAIG.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1999 AT 2:00 P.M. 
PLACE OF SERVICES:     GRAVESIDE SERVICES.
 
INTERMENT:   COLEMAN CEMETERY ~ COLEMAN, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:     REV. LEONARD COOK.
 
CASKETBEARERS:     PHILLIP PARNELL, DAVID WILSON, JOSHUA DeVITT, JASON DeVITT, CHAD WALLACE, NEAL McBRAYER.
 
HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:    PHILLIP ALLEN, RANDY NEEDHAM.
 
 
 
 
NAME:      EDWARD ROBERT ”ED” SHERRILL, AGE 83, A LONGTIME ATOKA COUNTY RESIDENT AND FORMER LONGTIME RESIDENT OF VELMA AND DUNCAN, OKLAHOMA AREAS.
 
BORN:    JULY 25, 1916 AT VELMA, OKLA. TO MILLARD FRANKLIN AND CLARA “TEX” (MOONEY) SHERRILL.
 
PASSED AWAY:     SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7 1999 AT HIS RESIDENCE NORTH OF ATOKA, OK.
AGE:     83 YEARS    3 MONTHS  AND  12 DAYS.
 
EDUCATION:   ATTENDED SCHOOLS AT VELMA, OK.
 
MARRIED:     EULA FAYE SMITH ON OCTOBER 31,1936 AT VELMA, OK.
 
OCCUPATION:      LIFELONG RANCHER AND CATTLEMAN.
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:      MEMBER OF HARMONY BAPTIST CHURCH.
 
 
     SURVIVED BY
 
WIFE:    FAYE sherrill OF THE HOME IN ATOKA, OK.
 
SON:   JODY SHERRILL AND WIFE JOYCE OF ATOKA, OK.
 
DAUGHTER:    VON HOWARD AND HUSBAND PAUL OF ATOKA, OK.
 
GRANDDAUGHTERS:    JAN COPELAND AND HUSBAND KEITH OF HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA.
                                             DEBBY COPELAND OF ATOKA, OK.
                                             TAMARA EDWARDS AND HUSBAND KELCEY OF DURANT, OK.
                                             KELLI SHERRILL OF ATOKA, OK.
 
GRANDSON:    COBY SHERRILL OF NORMAN, OK.
 
GREAT GRANDCHILDREN:     LUKE COPELAND, LEAH COPELAND, BRITTNEY COPELAND, MACY COPELAND, DESTRY MITCHELL, KENLEY
                                                       EDWARDS, AND KAILEIGH EDWARDS.
 
 
     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
PARENTS:     MILLARD “FRANK” AND CLARA “TEX” SHERRILL.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1999 AT 2:00 P.M.
PLACE OF SERVICES:   BROWN’S FUNERAL CHAPEL ~ ATOKA, OK.
 
INTERMENT:   GREEN MEADOWS CEMETERY ~ ATOKA, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:     REV. JOHN HOWARD.
ASSISTING:     REV. FRED WALDREP, CHAPLIN OF OKLAHOMA HOSPICE.
 
CASKETBEARERS:     JUNIOR BRUCE, DON MILAM, DON WALKER, HARRY FARRIS, FRED WINBORN, FLOYD GENE HOWARD.
 
HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:    CARL EAVES, ERNEST PAUL FANNING, J. T. SAIN, RONNIE HARPER, RICK HUNT, WAYNE HARRIS, JAMES SMITH, MUNROE COCHRAN, OREN COCHRAN, DOLAN LATIMER, DON BARNARD, CLYDE SHEFFIELD, BUDDY HARAWAY, TOM LACKEY, JIM FARRIS, CLIFFORD COATS.
 
 
 
 
NAME:      KEVIN EUGENE HALL, AGE 27, OF SPRINGDALE, ARKANSAS AND FORMER FARRIS AREA RESIDENT.
 
BORN:    DECEMBER 21,1971 AT ATOKA TO EUGENE CARRELL AND LINDA KAY (PETTITT) HALL.
 
PASSED AWAY:   SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1999 AT SPRINGDALE, AR FROM INJURIES RECeiVED WHEN HIT BY A CAR.
AGE:   27 YEARS     10 MONTHS     16   DAYS
 
EDUCATION:   ATTENDED SCHOOLS AT FARRIS, ATOKA, AND GRADUATED IN 1989 AT SPRINGDALE HIGH SCHOOL.
 
OCCUPATION:    AUTO MECHANIC.
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:    KEVIN WAS BAPTIZED AT FARRIS BAPTIST CHURCH IN 1989.
 
 
     SURVIVED BY
 
FATHER:    EUGENE HALL AND CONNIE OF SPRINGDALE, AR.
 
MOTHER:    KAY PETTITT WATKINS OF FT. SMITH, AR.
 
BROTHERS:      RANDY HALL AND WIFE MISTY OF TALIHINA, OK.
                           GALEN PITTS, B. J. WATKINS, AND COREY WATKINS OF FT. SMITH, AR.
                           JUSTIN GOLDEN AND WIFE DIANE OF SPRINGDALE, AR.
 
SISTERS:     MELISSA GARNER AND HUSBAND KEVIN OF NORFOLK, VA.
                       PAMELA GOLDEN OF SPRINGDALE, AR.
 
PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS:     ELMER “MUTT” AND JANETT HALL OF LANE, OK.
                                                             MARY AND RICHARD HALL OF LEXINGTON, OK.
 
MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER:    GOLDIE STEVENS OF SPRINGDALE, AR.
 
 
     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
MATERNAL GRANDPARENTS:     W. H. AND BEATRICE PETTITT.
                                                             PETE STEVENS.
  
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 199 AT 2:00 P.M.
PLACE OF SERVICES:     FARRIS BAPTIST CHURCH ~ FARRIS, OK.
 
INTERMENT:     FARRIS CEMETERY ~ FARRIS, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:     REV.  BILLY JOE HOWARD.
 
CASKETBEARERS:     JIMMY HALL, GARY COOPER, SHAWN ROMINES, JASON MULLENS, JOSH MULLENS, JEREMY HALL, BILL WILLIAMS, JIM BRIGGS.
 
HONORARY CASKET BEARERS:     CHESTER HALL, KEVIN GARNER, JAMES WORKMAN, TERRY HALL, TONY LONG, RONNIE LONG.
 
 
 
 
NAME:      ROXIE B. (PARKS) HOUSTON, AGE 90, OF ADA AND A FORMER DURANT AREA RESIDENT.
 
BORN:      MARCH 4, 1909 AT LEAD HILL, ARKANSAS TO ALBERT AND FLORENCE (HASKINS) PARKS.
 
PASSED AWAY:     TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1999 AT ADA RETIREMENT CENTER. 
AGE:   90 YEARS   8  MONTHS    AND   5 DAYS. 
 
EDUCATION:     ATTENDED SCHOOLS AT SASAKWA, OK.
 
MARRIED:     C. J. HOUSTON ON MAY 10, 1924 AT McALESTER, OK.
 
OCCUPATION:    HOUSEWIFE AND A RETIRED NURSE FOR THE OKLAHOMA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF IN SULPHUR. AFTER HER RETIREMENT ROXIE WORKED A NUMBER YEARS IN HOME HEALTH CARE.
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:    MEMBER OF CADDO METHODIST CHURCH.
 
 
     SURVIVED BY
 
CHILDREN:      MARIE GIST OF TEHACHAPI, CA.
                           EDITH CHASE AND HUSBAND LLOYD OF DALLAS, TX.
                           EVELYN HAWKINS AND HUSBAND DON OF FRAZIER PARK, CA.
                           RUBYE LIGON AND HUSBAND TOMMY OF HITCHITA, OK.
                           KATHY WILCOX AND HUSBAND BRADD OF DURANT, OK.
                           GWEN PATTISON AND HUSBAND WARREN OF IRVING, TX.
                           TONY HOUSTON AND WIFE VERONICA OF MIDLOTHIAN, TX.
                           JACQUELINE HOUSTON OF GRANITE, OK.
                           DOY HOUSTON AND WIFE JEAN OF ADA, OK.
 
27 GRANDCHILDREN,  AND A HOST OF GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.
 
 
     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
PARENTS:     ALBERT AND FLORENCE PARKS.
HUSBAND:     C. J. HOUSTON ON DECEMBER 22, 1983.
CHILDREN:    JAMES DWAYNE AND DONALD RAY HOUSTON.
BROTHER:     RAY PARKS.
          
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1999 AT 10:00 A.M. 
PLACE OF SERVICES:     GRAVESIDE SERVICES.
 
INTERMENT:     PRYOR CEMETERY ~ STUART, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:     ARVEL HALL.
 
CASKETBEARERS:   CHRIS HOUSTON, TERRY WILCOX, CASEY PATTISON, ANDREW HOUSTON, JAMES HOUSTON, KERRY “PETE” TATE.
 
 
 
 
NAME:      WILLARD BEN LITTLE, AGE 89, A LONGTIME KIOWA AREA RESIDENT.
 
BORN:    SEPTEMBER 5, 1910 AT ASHLAND, OK TO GEORGE WASHINGTON AND LAURA HESTER (PATTERSON) LITTLE.
 
PASSED AWAY:     MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1999 AT ATOKA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.
 
AGE:   89 YEARS   2 MONTHS  AND  10 DAYS.
 
EDUCATION:   ATTENDED SCHOOLS AT ASHLAND AND KIOWA, OK.
 
MARRIED:     LUCIEL HEARD IN 1932 AT KIOWA, OK.
                         LORENE POLLOCK ON JULY 1, 1977 AT KIOWA, OK.
 
OCCUPATION:    FARMER AND RANCHER.
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:    LONGTIME MEMBER OF WARDVILLE CHURCH AND LATER A MEMBER OF KIOWA BAPTIST CHURCH.
 
 
     SURVIVED BY
 
WIFE:    LORENE LITTLE OF THE HOME IN KIOWA, OK.
 
CHILDREN:    GEORGE ROBERT LITTLE AND WIFE ANNE OF LAWRENCE, KS.
                         BARBARA GLASSCOCK AND HUSBAND BILL EDD OF WESLEY, OK.
                         RUBY (LITTLE) MOUSER OF ATOKA, OK.
 
11 GRANDCHILDREN,  10 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.
 
BROTHER:   JAMES CLYDE LITTLE OF McALESTER, OK.
 
 
     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
FIRST WIFE:    LUCIEL LITTLE ON NOVEMBER 25, 1976.
PARENTS:     G. W. AND LAURA LITTLE.
STEPSON:   KENNETH RAY LITTLE.
BROTHERS:    BILL AND GEORGE LITTLE.
SISTER:    SARAH LITTLE.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1999 AT 2:00 P.M.
PLACE OF SERVICES:   KIOWA BAPTIST CHURCH ~ KIOWA, OK.  
 
INTERMENT:   KIOWA CEMETERY ~ KIOWA, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:     REV. DON RUSSELL.
 
CASKETBEARERS:   (NEPHEWS) WILLARD JOE LITTLE, LEWIS CLYDE LITTLE, JAMES LITTLE, JERRY DON LITTLE, BUDDY LITTLE, SID LITTLE, KEITH WHITLOCK, LARRY RENSHAW.
 
HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:    J. V. NEWBERRY, CLARK RHYNE, KENNETH JONES, TOMMY MANION, JACK MANION, JOE PARENT.
 
 
 
 
NAME:      MARGARET SUSAN “SUSIE” KING, AGE 56, A COALGATE AREA RESIDENT.
 
BORN:    OCTOBER 12, 1943 AT CHICKASHA, OKLAHOMA TO DRUIE AND VIOLA LILLIE (LONG) KING.
 
PASSED AWAY:     MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1999 AT VALLEY VIEW HOSPITAL IN ADA, OK.
AGE:     56 YEARS   1 MONTH   AND   3 DAYS
 
EDUCATION:     ATTENDED AND GRADUATED FROM GUTHRIE HIGH SCHOOL AND ATTENDED CENTRAL STATE UNIVERSITY IN EDMOND FOR 3 YEARS.
 
OCCUPATION:    WORKED A NUMBER OF YEARS AT WRANGLER IN COALGATE, OK.
 
 
     SURVIVED BY
 
SISTERS:     NANCY DUTTON AND HUSBAND LUTHER OF RUSH SPRINGS, OK.
                       JEAN CROW OF STERLING, OK.
                       JOYCE CROWHURST AND HUSBAND PAT OF HEMPSTEAD, TX.
                       LORENA SIZEMORE OF COALGATE, OK.
                       MARY LOIS BRIDGES OF SEGUIN, TX.
 
BROTHERS:      BOB KING AND WIFE DARLENE OF LONE GROVE, OK.
                           GERALD KING.
                           DON KING OF OKLAHOMA CITY.
                           DELBERT KING OF DANIA BEACH, FL.
 
SPECIAL NIECE & NEPHEW:      CHRISTINE LAMPKIN OF COALGATE, OK.
                                                           PATRICK WEBB OF McALESTER, OK.
 
GREAT NEPHEWS AND NIECE:     TYLER HEFLEY, TORI LAMPKIN, AVERY WEBB, AND JONATHAN THOMAS.
 
 
     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
PARENTS:     DRUIE AND VIOLA KING.
BROTHER:   HARRY NEAL KING.
INFANT SON:    MARK.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1999 AT 2:00 P.M.
PLACE OF SERVICES:     COALGATE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH.
 
INTERMENT:     LEHIGH CEMETERY ~ LEHIGH, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:     REV. MATT SMITH. 
 
CASKETBEARERS:   J. D. SMITH, GEORGE NEWBERRY, DR. JOHN LINTON, BOBBY GEORGE LEE, PAUL HIMES, ODEL BREGER.
 
HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:    KAVIN BALLARD, MATT CARNEY, JOEY BROWN, PATRICK WEBB, AVERY WEBB, TYLER HEFLEY.
 
 
 
 
NAME:      WILLARD RAY SHELTON, AGE 69, A LONGTIME COLEMAN AREA RESIDENT.
 
BORN:    MARCH 29, 1930 AT COLEMAN TO WALTER SCOTT AND BIRTIE MARIE (HARRIS) SHELTON.
 
PASSED AWAY:   EARLY THURSDAY NOVEMBER 18, 1999 AT HIS RESIDENCE NEAR COLEMAN, OK.
AGE:     69 YEARS  7 MONTHS AND  19 DAYS
 
EDUCATION:   ATTENDED SCHOOLS AT COLEMAN, OK.
 
MARRIED:   LAURA FAYE STINNETT ON JUNE 1, 1978 AT CONWAY, AR.
 
OCCUPATION:    RETIRED TRUCK DRIVER.
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:    MEMBER OF THE MIDWAY CHURCH NEAR VOCA.
 
 
     SURVIVED BY
 
WIFE:    LAURA OF THE HOME NEAR COLEMAN, OK.
 
CHILDREN:    LINDA JOLLY AND HUSBAND JACKIE OF MILBURN, OK.
                         DEBBIE WEATHERALL AND HUSBAND DAVID OF OKLAHOMA CITY.
                         SHARON SHELTON OF OKLAHOMA CITY.
                         LEVINA SHELTON OF OKLAHOMA CITY.
                         RICHARD SHELTON OF OKLAHOMA CITY.
                         PASCAL PACK OF OKLAHOMA CITY.
 
9 GRANDCHILDREN AND 3 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.
 
BROTHERS:      CLETUS SHELTON AND WIFE DORIS OF BENTLEY, OK.
                           J. L. JUNIOR SHELTON AND WIFE MARY OF OKLAHOMA CITY.
                           BOBBY SHELTON AND WIFE DORIS OF SEMINOLE, OK.
                           JIMMY SHELTON AND WIFE LINDA OF DURANT, OK.
 
SISTER:    JUANITA TAYLOR AND HUSBAND ALVIN OF HOBBS, NM.
 
IN-LAWS:     DEE AND FRANCES STINNETT OF CHECOTAH, OK.
 
 
     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
PARENTS:     WALTER AND BIRDIE SHELTON.
DAUGHTER:    ROSEANNE SHELTON.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1999 AT 2:00 P.M.
PLACE OF SERVICES:     BROWN’S FUNERAL CHAPEL ~ ATOKA, OK.
 
INTERMENT:     COLEMAN CEMETERY ~ COLEMAN, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:   REV. SAMMY VAUGHN.
 
CASKETBEARERS:     L. D LITTRELL, DARRELL HORATH, RONNIE WATSON, CLIFTON HARRIS, CLINTON HARRIS, MALCOLM SHELTON.
 
HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:    DEE STINNETT, JACKIE JOLLY, DAVID WEATHERALL, JIMMY SHELTON, J. L. JUNIOR SHELTON, BOBBY SHELTON, ED HARRIS, CLETUS SHELTON.
 
 
 
 
NAME:        FLORENCE MARIE (MALDING) HINKLE, AGE 78, A STRINGTOWN, OK RESIDENT.
 
BORN:    MAY 31, 1921 TO ANDY AND SARAH (HUNTER) MALDING AT CORNING, AR.
 
PASSED AWAY:     SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1999 AT MEDICAL CENTER OF SE OKLAHOMA IN DURANT.
AGE:     78 YEARS  5 MONTHS   AND   20 DAYS.
 
EDUCATION:     ATTENDED SCHOOLS AT CORNING, AR.
 
OCCUPATION:    HOUSEWIFE AND HOMEMAKER.
 
MARRIED:     IRA M. HINKLE ON SEPTEMBER 17, 1938 AT CORNING, AR.
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:    BAPTIST FAITH.
 
FLORENCE MOVED TO OKLAHOMA FROM CORNING, ARKANSAS IN APRIL OF 1999.  SHE ALSO LIVED MANY YEARS IN WEST PHOENIX, AZ
 
 
     SURVIVED BY
 
CHILDREN:      JAMES M. HINKLE AND WIFE BETTY OF TULSA, OK.
                           IRA E. HINKLE AND WIFE BETTY OF SALEM, OH.
                           DANNY D. HINKLE AND WIFE LINDA OF STRINGTOWN, OK.
                           JANE BAUM AND HUSBAND ED OF PEORIA, AZ.
                           SUE SNELL AND HUSBAND DAVID OF PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ.
                           SHARON ROESSLER OF PHOENIX, AZ.
 
30 GRANDCHILDREN, 65 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, 1 GREAT GREAT GRANDCHILD.
 
SISTERS:     DELOIS GUYNES OF DESOTA, MO.
                     MARY JANE CARPENTER AND HUSBAND SOUANY OF LAKE ALFRED, FL.
                     MARTHA JANE MACHIN OF CORNING, AR.
 
BROTHERS:      CHARLES MALDING AND WIFE DEBBIE OF PEACH ORCHARD, AR.
                           BOB BEECHER AND WIFE DORA MAE OF CORNING, AR.
                           JAKE BEECHER AND WIFE VEDA OF CORNING, AR.
                           JIM BEECHER OF PARAGOULD, AR.
                           DAVE BEECHER AND WIFE ANITA OF CORNING, AR.
 
 
     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
PARENTS:   ANDY AND SARAH MALDING.
HUSBAND:   IRA HINKLE.
BROTHERS:    HARMON AND HERB MALDING.
    
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1999 AT 2:00 P.M.
PLACE OF SERVICES:     BROWN’S FUNERAL CHAPEL ~ ATOKA, OK.
 
INTERMENT:     MT. OLIVE CEMETERY ~ STRINGTOWN, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:     REV. JOEY LANSDALE.
 
CASKETBEARERS:   JERRY LANSDALE, DANNY HINKLE, ED BAUM, DANIEL HINKLE, IRA HINKLE, MARK MANION.
 
HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:   EVERETT MANION, JACK LANSDALE, JOSHUA MAIDEN, FLOYD PRUITT.
 
 
 
 
NAME:      RICHARD HAROLD HENDERSON, AGE 83, A STRINGTOWN AREA RESIDENT.
 
BORN:    OCTOBER 29, 1916 AT DUKE, OKLAHOMA TO JAMES WILLIAM AND ELLA FAYE (LETT) HENDERSON.
 
PASSED AWAY:     TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1999 AT WILSON N. JONES HOSPITAL IN SHERMAN, TX.
AGE:     83 YEARS  AND   24 DAYS.
 
EDUCATION:     ATTENDED SCHOOLS IN KIOWA COUNTY.
 
MARRIED:     EVA MAE REEVES ON APRIL 1, 1939 AT GOTEBO, OK.
 
OCCUPATION:    HE WAS A RANCHER AND A CUSTOM HAY BALER.   IN HIS EARLIER YEARS HE WORKED AS A MECHANIC FOR FRED JONES FORD IN OKLAHOMA CITY.
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:    MEMBER OF GRACE HILL BAPTIST CHURCH IN STRINGTOWN. SERVED MANY YEARS AS A DEACON AT WEST 10TH STREET BAPTIST CHURCH IN OKLAHOMA CITY.
 
HAROLD WAS A FORMER LONGTIME SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER OF STRINGTOWN SCHOOL.
 
 
     SURVIVED BY
 
WIFE:    MAE henderson OF THEIR HOME NEAR STRINGTOWN, OK.
 
DAUGHTERS:     BEVERLY ROBINSON AND HUSBAND RAY OF McALESTER, OK.
                               JUDY MYERS OF CALVIN, OK.
                               GAIL MASON AND HUSBAND CHARLES OF STRINGTOWN, OK.
 
BROTHER-IN-LAW:    KERMIT GURLEY OF SAYRE, OK.
 
SISTER-IN-LAW:     VELMA HENDERSON OF OKLAHOMA CITY.
 
GRANDCHILDREN:   GWEN GRIGGLE.
                                       WILL, DAVID AND CLAYTON ROBINSON.
                                       CARLETTA DANIELS.
                                       DONNA UNDERWOOD.
                                       CHAD AND RUSS MASON.
                                       LANETTE FORBES.
                                       GARY MYERS.
 
16 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, 3  GREAT GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.
 
 
     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
PARENTS:     JAMES WILLIAM AND ELLA FAYE HENDERSON.
BROTHERS:    FRANK AND GENE HENDERSON.
SISTERS:     DOROTHY MOORE AND MARGIE GURLEY.
SON-IN-LAW:    DONNIE MYERS.
GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER:     SANDRA ELOIS GRIGGLE.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1999 AT 2:00 P.M. 
PLACE OF SERVICES:   BROWN’S FUNERAL CHAPEL ~ ATOKA, OK.
 
INTERMENT:     STRINGTOWN CEMETERY ~ STRINGTOWN, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:   REV. JOHN HOWARD.
 
CASKETBEARERS:   WILL ROBINSON, DAVID ROBINSON, CLAYTON ROBINSON, CHAD MASON, HOWELL MAGBY, HANK MAGBY.
 
HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:     ERNIE GRIFFIN, DON BARNARD, JACKIE MARLEY, JIM KELLOGG, HARRY FARRIS, TERRY HOLSTINE, DANNY PEEL, EUGENE MAGBY, LESLIE THOMPSON.
 
 
 
 
NAME:      CHARLES FLOYD FUTRELL, AGE 79, OF COALGATE AND FORMER SOPER AREA RESIDENT.
 
BORN:    NOVEMBER 11, 1920 AT DURANT, OKLA TO EARNEST AND VERNA (WOOD) FUTRELL.
 
PASSED AWAY:     THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1999 AT THE VETERANS HOSPITAL IN MUSKOGEE, OK.
AGE:   79 YEARS   0 MONTHS   AND  14 DAYS
 
EDUCATION:   ATTENDED SCHOOLS AT SOPER, OKLA.
 
MARRIED:     JOHNNIE G. DENNIE ON SEPTEMBER 26, 1947 AT DEQUEEN, AR.
                       JEAN ABLES IN 1995 AT DEQUEEN, AR.
 
OCCUPATION:    HE WAS A RETIRED RANCHER.
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:    MEMBER OF THE SOPER BAPTIST CHURCH.
 
CHARLES SERVED IN THE U. S. ARMY during WWii. 
 
HE LOVED COLLECTING WHAT-NOTS, DOING LAWN WORK AND RANCH WORK.
 
 
       survived by
 
WIFE:    JEAN futrell OF THE HOME IN COALGATE, OK.
 
3 NEPHEWS, 3 NIECES, NUMEROUS GREAT NIECES AND NEPHEWS.
 
 
     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
PARENTS:   EARNEST AND VERNA FUTRELL.
WIFE:    JOHNNIE ON MAY 1, 1981.
SISTER:    EARNESTINE BETTENCOURT.
BROTHER:   JERALD “BUD” FUTRELL.
    
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1999 AT 11:00 A.M. 
PLACE OF SERVICES:     GRAVESIDE SERVICES.
 
INTERMENT:     SOPER CEMETERY ~ SOPER, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:     REV. JIM ROEBUCK.
 
CASKETBEARERS:     JACOB FUTRELL, JASON FUTRELL, TANNER FUTRELL, EDDIE WAYNE DANCER, DENNIS SHANE DANCER, JOE BILL DENNIS.
 
 
 
 
NAME:      JESSE FRANKLIN WILLIAMS, AGE 101, A LIFELONG ATOKA COUNTY RESIDENT OF THE WARDS CHAPEL COMMUNITY.
 
BORN:    FEBRUARY 12, 1898 AT CADDO HILLS IN BRYAN COUNTY, OKLAHOMA TO THOMAS ROBERT AND WARNITA (BETTS) WILLIAMS.
 
PASSED AWAY:     MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1999 AT ATOKA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.
AGE:   101 YEARS   9 MONTHS   AND  17 DAYS
 
EDUCATION:     ATTENDED SCHOOLS AT WARDS CHAPEL AND ATOKA.
 
MARRIED:     NANNIE MILDRED WILLIAMS IN 1919 AT WARDS CHAPEL. 
 
OCCUPATION:    HE WORKED A FEW YEARS IN CALIFORNIA IN THE SHIPYARDS AND AGAIN IN THE 50’S AS AN IRON WORKER. HE WAS A FARMER AND RANCHER FOR MANY YEARS AND ALSO WAS A GOOD MECHANIC AND BLACKSMITH.
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:    HE WAS A MEMBER OF WARDS CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH FOR OVER 85 YEARS AND WAS ORDAINED AS A DEACON ON JUNE 17, 1951.
 
 
     SURVIVED BY
 
CHILDREN:    MILDRED FIGUEROA OF ATOKA, OK.
                         JOE KENNETH WILLIAMS AND WIFE ELWANDA OF ATOKA, OK.
 
GRANDCHILDREN:     LINDA MADDEN AND HUSBAND DENNIS OF ATOKA, OK.
                                         JERRY WILLIAMS AND WIFE SANDY OF WEATHERFORD, OK.
 
GREAT GRANDCHILDREN:     AMANDA MADDEN, ALISSA MADDEN, JOSHUA WILLIAMS, MARK WILLIAMS, ARRON CHISM, AND SCOTT CHISM.
 
SISTERS:     JEWEL CHAPMAN OF ATOKA, OK.
                     WINNIE LOU LANE OF ATOKA, OK.
 
 
     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
PARENTS:     T. R. AND WARNITA WILLIAMS.
WIFE:    NANNIE MILDRED WILLIAMS ON SEPTEMBER 27, 1982.
GRANDSON:    HAL CHISM.
SISTERS:     EFFIE CALVERT, BEULAH PHILLIPS, AND NITA LOVELACE.
BROTHERS:    CECIL WILLIAMS AND FOREST WILLIAMS.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1999 AT 2:00 P.M.
PLACE OF SERVICES:     BROWN’S FUNERAL CHAPEL ~ ATOKA, OK.
 
INTERMENT:     WARDS CHAPEL CEMETERY ~ WEST ATOKA, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:     REV. TOM HARGRAVE.
 
CASKETBEARERS:   RONNIE COCHRAN, PAT LOFTIS, DEWAYNE WILSON, TINKER RAY, PERRY RAY, ROYCE THOMAS.
 
HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:    DON LOFTIS, RICHARD BETTS, GENE TOMLINSON, MIKE THOMAS.
 
 
 
 
NAME:      ERNEST CALVIN SANDERS SR., AGE 76, A LONGTIME ATOKA COUNTY RESIDENT.
 
BORN:    JULY 26, 1923 AT DUSTIN, OKLA. TO CHARLES IRVIN  AND CLYDA BELLE (FITZPATRICK) SANDERS.
 
PASSED AWAY:     MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1999 AT VALLEY VIEW HOSPITAL IN ADA, OK.
AGE:   76 YEARS   4 MONTHS   AND   3 DAYS.
 
EDUCATION:   ATTENDED SCHOOLS AT NINNEKAH, OK.
 
MARRIED:     ALEAN PRIVETT ON JUNE 23, 1951 AT ATOKA, OK. 
 
OCCUPATION:    RETIRED FROM LOCKHEED AIRCRAFT AND WORKED MANY YEARS WITH OKLA. DEPT. OF CORRECTIONS AND WAS A BAPTIST MINISTER SERVING MANY CHURCHES THROUGHOUT THE AREA. 
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:    HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE COALGATE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH.
 
 
     SURVIVED BY
 
WIFE:    ALEAN sanders OF THE HOME.
 
SONS:    CALVIN SANDERS AND WIFE SHEILA OF IDABEL, OK.
               MARC SANDERS AND WIFE DOSHA OF ARDMORE, OK.
 
GRANDCHILDREN:     BRIAN SANDERS AND WIFE GINA OF MIDWEST CITY, OK.
                                         APRIL LOYD OF IDABEL, OK.
                                         LORI SANDERS OF IDABEL, OK.
                                         AMBER GIPSON AND HUSBAND JOEL OF PARIS, TX.
                                         SHELBY SANDERS OF ARDMORE, OK.
                                         JAMIE SANDERS OF ARDMORE, OK.
 
8 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN:
 
SISTERS:     INEZ SANDERS OF TUSHKA, OK.
                     LENORA SOUTHERLAND AND HUSBAND KENNETH OF ULYSSES, KS
.
BROTHERS:    JAMES SANDERS AND WIFE LINDA OF TUSHKA, OK.
                           HUBERT SANDERS AND WIFE NORMA OF HARKER HEIGHTS, TX.
                           BUD SANDERS AND WIFE AUDREY OF ATOKA, OK.
 
SPECIAL SISTER-IN-LAW:     JEAN WALTON OF ATOKA, OK.
 
 
     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
PARENTS:   CHARLES IRVIN AND CLYDA BELLE SANDERS.
BROTHERS:    BILLY, DOYLE, AND JOE SANDERS.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1999 AT 2:00 P.M.
PLACE OF SERVICES:   BROWN’S FUNERAL CHAPEL ~ ATOKA, OK.
 
INTERMENT:     BENTLEY CEMETERY ~ BENTLEY, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:   REV. LARRY ROSE.
ASSISTING:   BRO. ERNEST ELDRIDGE.
 
CASKETBEARERS:   WILLIE ELDRIDGE. BUDDY ELDRIDGE, ROY ALLEN SANDERS, TED MOUNGER, WILLIAM LOHRMAN, TOD DILLARD.
 
HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:    PETE BURNEY, SONNY EVANS, RAY WALTON, WILLARD OLSEN.
 
 
 
 
NAME:      EARL EAVES, AGE 77, LONGTIME RESIDENT OF ATOKA, OK.
 
BORN:    FEBRUARY 27, 1922 TO WILLIE AND DELLEY (SNOW) EAVES.
 
PASSED AWAY:     TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1999 AT ALPINE VALLEY NURSING CENTER IN ALPINE, TEXAS WHERE HE HAD RESIDED THE PAST FEW MONTHS.
AGE:   77 YEARS    9 MONTHS  AND  3 DAYS
 
EDUCATION:     HE ATTENDED SCHOOLS AT ENTERPRISE AND PLAINVIEW IN JOHNSTON COUNTY.
 
MARRIED:     MARY ANN WALTERS ON DECEMBER 16, 1946 AT SHERMAN, TX.
 
OCCUPATION:    HEAVY EQUIPMENT AND DIESEL MECHANIC.
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:    CHURCH OF CHRIST.
 
 
     SURVIVED BY
 
CHILDREN:      EARLENE NICHOLS AND HUSBAND NELSON OF ANDERSON, MO.
                           BILL EAVES AND WIFE BRENDA OF PAGOSA SPRINGS, CO.
                           HELEN EAVES OF ATOKA, OK.
                           DOYLE EAVES AND WIFE FREDA OF LAKE CITY, CO.
                           GLEN EAVES AND WIFE DEBBIE OF CHICKASHA, OK.
                           WENDLE EAVES OF ALPINE, TX.
 
20 GRANDCHILDREN,  25 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.
 
SISTER:    STILA McKAY OF ARLINGTON, TX.
 
BROTHER:     BILL EAVES AND WIFE JUANITA OF WAPANUCKA, OK.
 
 
     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
PARENTS:     WILLIE AND DELLEY EAVES.
6 BROTHERS.
3 SISTERS.
          
 
DATE OF SERVICES:   FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1999 AT 10:00 A.M.
PLACE OF SERVICES:     BROWN’S FUNERAL CHAPEL ~ ATOKA, OK.
 
INTERMENT:     ENTERPRISE CEMETERY ~ COLEMAN, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:     REV. GLEN EAVES.
 
CASKETBEARERS:   BOBBY WALTERS, DELVIN WALTERS.
 
 
 
 
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