Healdton, Carter Co., Oklahoma
Thursday, January 19, 1967
RAY BRADFORD BISHOP, 48, of Abilene, Texas, husband of the former PAT RAPER, daughter of Mrs. EVERETT RAPER, former resident of Healdton, died of injuries received in an auto accident when his car struck a pecan tree Thursday of last week in Brownwood, Texas. Funeral services were held in Southern Hills Church of Christ in Abilene with CLEM THURMAN, minister, officiating. Burial was in Elmwood Memorial park directed by Elliott’s Funeral Home of Abilene. Military services were held at the gravesite. Born Sept. 26, 1918 in Shawnee, he married PATRICIA RUTH RAPER in Ardmore, May 2, 1947. They moved to Abilene from Colorado City, Texas, 15 years ago. Mr. Bishop served in the U. S. Army from 1942 to 1946 and was a staff sergeant. He worked in Abilene as a pipe fitter and was a member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Association. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife of the home in Abilene, one son, JAMES PATRICK BISHOP of Dallas, one daughter Mrs. SUSAN ROSE of Dallas and three sisters.
Gordon Rites in Crowell
Funeral services were pending Tuesday at Crowell, Texas, for JOHN GORDON, 67, member of an early day pioneer family, the THOMAS A. GORDON family. He died in a Crowell hospital after a ten day illness. Burial will be in Crowell. He was well known here, having been reared in this area. He is survived by his wife, three daughters, and one son in California; two half-brothers, TOMMY and GUY GORDON of Healdton, one half-sister, Mrs. JEANNETTE VENN of Healdton; some grandchildren; a stepbrother, ALEX BARNHILL, two stepsisters, Mrs. DAISY EMBERLING of Healdton and Mrs. VIOLA COPENHAVER of Saden(?), Texas.
Thursday, January 26, 1926
Graham by Mrs. LUCILLE RUTLEDGE
Mr. and Mrs. KENNEY MAY announce the arrival of a daughter born Jan. 13 in Memorial Hospital at Ardmore, their first child. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. TUB LASHLEY of Graham and paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. DWIGHT MAY of Graham.
A shower was held at the Assembly of God Church at God honoring Mrs. JIM WATKINS on Jan. 20. She is the former Miss CAROLY WALKER of Graham.
PAUL BURNS was called to the bedside of his father who suffered a heart attack while visiting in California. Mr. Burns is in poor condition. Paul’s sisters, LILA of Fort Worth, BETTY of Sherman, and ALTA of Washington, D. C., accompanied to California.
Mrs. BILL HOSLER and RICKY OXFORD of Velma and Mr. and Mrs. GENE RUTLEDGE of Graham had dinner with Mr. and Mrs. LARRY RUTLEDGE Monday night to celebrate Larry’s 25th birthday. Later Larry’s grandmother, Mrs. EVA RUTHLEGE of Wilson, and his uncle Rutledge of Odessa, Texas, came to visit.
Rev. PAUL HAMPTON and family moved from Graham to a church near Enid.
Mr. and Mrs. PAUL BURNS and Mr. and Mrs. IRVING HARDY of Wilson received word they have a new grandson, BRIAN SCOTT, born Jan. 16 of Garland, Texas. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. BOBBY BURNS, the mother is the former EVELYN HARDY of Wilson.
Mr. and Mrs. JEFF LASHLEY moved to the ROSS POWELL rent house.
Mrs. CORA SLATE is still in the Memorial Hospital.
A shower was held for Mrs. Kenny May in the Graham lunch room, Jan. 10. She is the former Miss VEDA LASHELY.
Thursday, February 2, 1967
Funeral rites were held Monday in the Shell St. Church of Christ for Mrs. SARAH FRANCES MORGAN, known to friends as FANNIE MORGAN, who died in the Healdton nursing home after an extended illness. LESLIE MCGALLIARD, minister in the church, conducted the service with burial in Mt. Olive cemetery directed by Reser Funeral Home. Mrs. Morgan was born Dec. 10, 1878 at Lead Hill, Arkansas and died Jan. 28, 1967, age 88 years. She was married to FRANK MORGAN July 10, 1917. She was a faithful member of the Church of Christ. She is survived by a stepson, W. J. MORGAN, retired welding shop operator in Healdton; a stepdaughter, Mrs. MABEL PARROTT of Los Angeles, California, seven grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, some nieces and nephews. Her brother, W. C. TOMBERLIN, preceded her in death. Out of town relatives who attended the funeral: Mrs. W. C. TOMBERLIN, Mrs. NETTIE TOMBERLIN, Mr. and Mrs. JACK TOMBERLIN, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. TOMBERLIN, Mr. and Mrs. JIMMY DUNCAN, all of Oklahoma; Mr. and Mrs. PHIL TOMBERLIN of Shawnee, Mr. and Mrs. GLEN JACKSON of Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. HARRY MORGAN of Dallas, and Mr. and Mrs. CLINTON FUHMANN of Bartlesville.
Death Claims City Pioneer
Well known pioneer resident of this area, H. A. KALE, Sr., 78, 423 South Eighth St., died in an Ardmore hospital, Jan. 27, following an extended illness. Funeral services were held Monday in the First Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. LEE DAVIS, pastor of the First Christian Church, assisted by Rev. GRAHAM HODGE of the Methodist Church. Special music was rendered by the Men’s Brotherhood Quartet of the church. Serving as casket bearers: BILL DAVIS, Healdton school superintendent, L. T. MARTIN, EVERIDGE GOSNEY, BUCK CANTRELL, FRED ROBERTSON, RICHARD SPARKS and J. H. SCROGGS. Burial in Hillcrest Memorial Park at Ardmore was directed by Bettes funeral home.
HARRY ACE KALE was born at Athens, Texas, Feb. 23, 1889 and died Jan. 27, 1967, retired employee of the Skelly Oil Co., and a member of the Methodist Church. He married Miss LURENA CHEADLE at Tishomingo, Indian Territory, and to that union, ten children were born. He lived in this area 46 years. Survivors are the following children: Mrs. RAMONA SLATER of Midway City, Calif., Mrs. HELEN STOKES of Healdton, Mrs. MELBA GAHAGAN of Healdton, W. D. KALE of Norman, DOUGLAS KALE of Freer, Texas, CLAYWOOD KALE who is the Healdton high school principal, HENRY A. KALE Jr. of Ardmore, KENNETH KALE of Mecca, Calif., CARROLL KALE of White Sands Missile Range, N. M.; two sisters, Mrs. MAGGIE STAPLETON of Tishomingo and Mrs. EFFIE KALE of Tishomingo; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Mr. Kales was proud of his sons for the record they compiled in the armed forces of this country, all seven sons served their country for 33 compiled years from Healdton. Their years: W. D. KALE with five years in the European Theater, U. S. Army; DOUG KALE with 3 years in the Atlanta area in U. S. Air Force; CLAYTON KALE, four years in the South Pacific, U. S. Navy; JACK KALE, 3 ½ years in the European Theater, U. S. Army; HENRY A. KALE Jr. with 3 years in European Theater in U. S. Army; KENNETH KALE, 4 years in the Pacific and Orient with the U. S. Navy; CARROLL KALE with 10 ½ years in the States and Korea, in U. S. Army.
Club Adds New Members
The Shamrock Extension Homemakers Club met Jan. 12 at the home of Mrs. BILL MORGAN and Mrs. BLOODWORTH gave a lesson about citizenship. There were 18 members present. Becoming new members: Mesdames NANCY WHITTAKER, ANNA JACKSON, SHIRLEY BERRY, SHIRLEY CRUMLEY, and MAY JO JONES.
Thursday, February 9, 1967
Pipkin Dies in Collision
Well known former Healdton resident, GARVICE DELMER PIPKIN, 58, known as BUSTER PIPKIN, and EMITERIO C. CADENA, 36, of Grandfalls(?), Texas, were killed in a head-on collision Sunday, 6.3 miles south of San Angelo, Texas. Both men were alone in their cars when one of the cars involved attempted to pass a third vehicle.
Funeral services for Pipkin were held Tuesday in the First Methodist Church at Kermit, Texas of which he was a member with Rev. KENNETH FORD conducting the service. Masonic services were held at the graveside with burial at Kermit. A large crowd of relatives, including his father, J. K. PIPKIN of Healdton; his wife’s brothers, JESSE GANDY and wife, OLLIE GANDY, Mr. and Mrs. L. D. GANDY and a niece, LOIS BUTLER of Ratliff City, attended the funeral.
Pipkin was born May 24, 1908 in Austin. He had lived in Kermit 31 years but grew up as a young man in Healdton. He was a Methodist, a member of the Scottish Rite, and member of Masonic lodge. He married LURA GANDY, member of pioneer Healdton family, Sept. 28, 1933 at Healdton. Survivors are his wife LURA of the home in Kermit; one son THOMAS K. PIPKIN of Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, daughter, Mrs. LENNA HAYES of Kermit, a brother, P. E. ‘BO’ PIPKIN of Odessa, sister Mrs. PAUL SPLAWN of Odessa, his father, J. K. PIPKIN of Healdton and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held last Saturday for H. WALTER BARBOUR at the Sherman Funeral Home in Oklahoma City. Death was caused by a heart attack. Burial was in Mt. Olive cemetery directed by Sherman funeral home, assisted by Reser funeral home of Healdton. Barbour was born at Cleburne, Texas, Feb. 2, 1898. He was a Magnolia employee in the Healdton area for years. He lived in Oklahoma City for some years, where he worked as a finishing carpenter. Survivors include his wife ESTHER of the home; daughter, Mrs. MAX GOSSARD of Tulsa; one grandson and a granddaughter; five brothers, OREN BARBOUR of Ringling, ELMER BARBOUR of Borger, Texas, HENRY BARBOUR of Wirt, FRED W. BARBOUR and WAYLAND BARBOUR of Healdton; four sisters, Mrs. AUGUSTA KELLEY of Walters, Mrs. DORA CLOUGH of Wirt, Mrs. VELMA WIMPY of Healdton and Mrs. FAY HELMS of Ringling.
Parents of Daughter
Mr. and Mrs. STEVE ROMER Jr. of Shawnee are the parents of a new daughter, ROMI JANE, born Jan. 22. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. J. E. EVANS of Durant, maternal great-grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. R. G. COLVERT of Ardmore and Mrs. E. E. EVANS of Oklahoma City. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. STEVE ROMER of Sr. of Shawnee, great-grandmother is Mrs. DESSIE GRISHAM of Shawnee, formerly of Healdton who lived here with her late husband, W. D. GRISHAM, who resided in Healdton over 30 years; great-grandfather, FARNK ROMER of Choctaw.
Rites for Burleson Infant
Graveside services are being held today in Mt. Olive cemetery for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. RAYMOND BURLESON. The baby was born at Lawton, Oct. 8, 1966, and died in Oklahoma City hospital Tuesday night, being ill his entire life. Surviving are his parents, a sister SARAH, grandparents Mr. and Mrs. JACK MEFFORD of Healdton and A. L. BURLESON of Wichita Falls.
Rites for Kay Kirby
Funeral services were held last Saturday in the All Saints Church in Dallas, Texas, for KAY KIRBY, age 14, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. J. KIRBY of Dallas. She was killed and her mother injured in an automobile and earth moving machine accident. Miss Kirby was a cheerleader at Hockaday and participated in several plays at the school. She was member of the East Dallas YWCA and was president of the young peoples group of All Saints Church where she taught Sunday school. Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. J. KIRBY, and sisters, KAREN, KARLA, and KIMBERLY. She was a niece of Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES GREENE.
February 9, 1967
Death Claims JAMES WATSON
Healdton lost one of its best known pioneer citizens, Feb. 4, when JAMES WATSON, 80, an early day school teacher here and a farmer and rancher in later years, was found dead at his home northeast of town by his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. GENE WATSON. He had apparently died a heart attack shortly after returning home from town. His son and wife were called to the home by a neighbor, Mrs. SHELTON STEWART, who remembered that lights in the home were not on over night. Funeral services were held Tuesday in the East Healdton Church of Christ, conducted by TOM E. SMITH, assisted by Rev. HAROLD WATSON of the First Baptist Church. J. D. ELMORE directed the song service. Burial by the side of his wife, FLORA, was in the Mt. Olive cemetery. Pallbearers: J. D. ELMORE, BILL TATE, PAUL FREEMAN, SHELTON STEWART, RUSSELL C. THOMAS, and W. F. HESLEY. Reser funeral was in charge.
JAMES WATSON was born in Indian Territory, Dec. 9, 1886, and died Feb. 4, 1967, with his entire life spent in this area where he was an early day teacher. In later years, he engaged in farming and ranching and was employed by Chickasaw Lumber Co. here. He was a faithful member of the Church of Christ and could relate much of the early day history of the town. His last wife, FLORA, died in 1956. His first wife, ROXIE, was a member of a pioneer Healdton family, the W. F. MCKNIGHT family. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. HAROLD HAMBLEN (MILDRED) of Sacramento, California, Mrs. CORRINE STEPHENS and Mrs. LOUISE HOLTON of Lubbock, Texas, Mrs. MARY JOYCE CAMERON of Bryn Mawr, Pa., one son, GENE WATSON, employee of Elliott Chevrolet, of Healdton; brothers, JEROME WATSON of Canyon, Texas, and ALFRED WATSON of Slaton, Texas; three sisters, Mrs. BESSIE CULBERSON of East Carter St., Healdton; Mrs. IMA SLOCUM of Duncan and Mrs. ALMA CLANN of Lockney, Texas; 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren.
Visitors for Morgan Rites
Out of town visitors attending the funeral of Mrs. FANNY MORGAN were Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE SIMPSON and BILL J. MORGAN of Dallas; Mrs. W. HORN of Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. R. V. PORTER of Ratliff City, Mrs. ALFRED SHARPE and Mrs. SHARON BOWDER of Ardmore.
February 23, 1967
Mrs. Willingham Died in Arkansas
Mr. and Mrs. JOE STEPHENS and Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM FREEMAN attended the funeral, Feb. 13, at Yellville, Arkansas for Mrs. LOU WILLINGHAM, 65, sister of Mrs. Stephens and William Freeman. Mrs. Stephens had been with her sister for some time prior to her death. She was married to DALE WILLINGHAM in Oklahoma, Aug. 18, 1923, and continued to reside in the Seminole area of oil fields for some years. She passed away at Boone County Hospital at Harrison, Arkansas, Feb. 10, 1967. She was a member of the Baptist Church for years and was well known here. Survivors are her husband, Dale; granddaughter LYNN RIGGS of the home; a sister Mrs. J. c. Stephens of Healdton; four brothers, ALBERT FREEMAN of Blanchard, NEAL FREEMAN of Kimball, Neb., WILLIAM FREEMAN of Healdton, and LEE FREEMAN of Bryan, Texas.
Carlton Died in Lindsay
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Brown Funeral Home at Lindsay for ISAAC LEWIS CARLTON, 77, who died there Sunday, following an extended illness. Mrs. VERA HORTON, a nurse in the Healdton Nursing Home, is one of his daughters. Conducting the service was ANDY BUCK, minister in the Lindsay Church of Christ, assisted by Rev. GLENN SMITH of the Healdton First Baptist Church. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park at Ardmore.
Carlton was born June 10, 1889 at Montague, Texas and had been a Healdton resident 40 years prior to moving to Lindsay. Prior to that time, he resided at Marietta. He retired as an employee of the Magnolia Pipeline Co. after 28 years service. He married SINA STICE on Aug. 19, 1908 at Eastman. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors are his widow; three sons, JAMES WELDON of Pauls Valley, BOBBY LEWIS of Lindsay and MARION A. of Abernathy, Texas; three daughters, Mrs. VERA HORTON of Healdton, Mrs. O. E. KILCREASE (LORA) of Olney, Texas, and Mrs. BETTY JEAN RAINEY of Lindsay; a brother, BAILEY G. CARLTON of Midwest City, who was a former Love County school superintendent; five sisters, Mrs. FLORA SANDERS, Mrs. LESTER HAINEY and Mrs. FRED BRASHEARS, all of Healdton; Mrs. JACK MARCER of Hominy, and Mrs. CECIL HILL of Bellflower, California; 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.
Thursday, March 2, 1967
Rites for Pioneer Citizen
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Bettes Funeral Home in Healdton for Mrs. DOVIE STORTS, 76, wife of FLETCHER STORTS. Mrs. Storts died Sunday in an Ardmore hospital. Burial in the Hewitt cemetery was directed by Bettes Funeral Home.
She was born Jan. 11, 1891 at Hillham, Tennessee; and had resided in Healdton 30 years. She married J. FLETCHER STORTS here Aug. 10, 1940. She was known in this area. Survivors are her husband, FLETCHER STORTS of the Healdton Nursing Home; a brother-in-law, J. F. TUDOR, of Magnolia, Arkansas; five sisters, Mrs. HOMER BOYD of Marietta, Mrs. COY TUGMAN of Visalia, California; Mrs. ROY STAFFORD of Lawton, Mrs. VICTOR DEMARCO of Greenfield, Indiana; Mrs. LLOYD SEIGLER of Lawton; three nephews, seven great-nephews and three great-nieces.
Thursday, March 9, 1967
Rites for Mrs. Mary Ponder
Funeral services were held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in the Shell St. Church of Christ for Mrs. MARY PARALEE PONDER, a pioneer resident of this area, who died Thursday in the Healdton Nursing Home, following a stroke. TOM E. SMITH, minister in the East Healdton Church of Christ, long time friend of the family, conducted the service, assisted by LESLIE MCGALLIARD, minister of the Shell St. Church of Christ. Special songs were sung by singers from the East Healdton Church of Christ, directed by J. D. ELMORE. Burial in the Graham cemetery was directed by Bettes Funeral Home.
She was born Feb. 24, 1877 in Montague County, Texas, and had lived in the Graham community since 1897. She was the widow of JAMES E. PONDER and was a member of the Church of Christ since childhood. She lived at one time in Healdton to be near a daughter.
Pallbearers: FRANK GARRETT, CLINTON OWENS, ROSS POWELL, EARL CAGLE, BOYD PIERCE, OMER BROWN and CHARLIE HATCHER.
Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. DOROTHY GARRETT of Healdton, Mrs. WINNIE PIERCE of Graham, Mrs. TINA JOHNSON in California, and Mrs. ZELAH CHANCE of Graham; three sons, CECIL of Hominy, EVERETT of Countyline, and VON of Healdton; brother, JOE PRUITT of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church for OLIVER F. HORTON, better known as BROWNIE HORTON. Rev. HAROLD WATSON, pastor, conducted the service. Pallbearers were members of the Charles Mix American Legion Post and military guard of honor was from the local national guard unit. Burial in Mt. Olive cemetery directed by Reser Funeral Home.
Mr. HORTON was born at Caddo, Indian Territory, Nov. 19, 1895. He died March 3 in the Veterans Hospital in Sulphur, following an extended illness. He operated restaurants in Earlsboro, Okla., and at Arp, Texas, after which he moved to Freeport, Texas where he was employed by the Dowell Chemical Co. He moved to Healdton four years ago, following his retirement. He lived in the Ruby Apartments until entering the hospital. He was a veteran of World War I and was a member of the Baptist Church.
Surviving are his 95 year old mother, Mrs. BERTHA HORTON of the Healdton Nursing Home; brothers, T. H. ‘JACKIE’ HORTON of Healdton, JOHN HORTON of Hatfield, Ala., and HOWARD HORTON of Kirbyville, Texas; sister Mrs. SUSIE SHULTS of Healdton; two nephews, GEORGE FEATHERSTON, local post office employee, and JACK HORTON of Dallas; and two nieces, Mrs. HAROLD TIPPS of Ardmore and Mrs. W. H. HOGUE of National City, California.
City Man’s Father Dead
Funeral services were for WILLIAM H. QUAID, 78, were held Monday in the Lone Grove First Baptist Church. He was the father of BUFORD QUAID of Healdton. Burial was in the Lone Grove cemetery directed by Harvey Funeral Home. Pallbearers: DARRYL QUAID, ALBERT MAULDIN, ROBERT BERRYHILL, HENRY STROTHER, NED HAMMETT, and TOMMY COLEMAN. Quaid died Sunday in an Ardmore hospital after a three months illness. He was born April 19, 1888 in Wood County, Texas, and resided at 15 years, moving there from Ardmore. He married ORA DELL HOLCOMB, Jan. 19, 1913, at Tishomingo. He was a farmer and a member of the Lone Grove Baptist Church. Survivors are two sons, BUFORD of Healdton and TOMMY of Lone Grove, a daughter in Oklahoma City, some grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Fox by Nancy McClain
Mrs. C. R. MCCLAIN was hostess for a social in home. Attending: Mesdames JO WEAVER, FRANCES HILMER, JOYCE MULLINS, RUTH MCCLAIN, ELSIE POLLARD, PAULA JOHNSON, SHARON LEWIS, JOAN HOLLAND, and BERT WILLIAMSON.
Mr. and Mrs. LEONARD HURTA and JUDY KAY were visited Mrs. GERMANY in Burkburnett, Texas.
NANCY WRIGHT, 17 year old, will be Co-Ed correspondent for 1966-67 school term, announced by Miss MARGARET HAUSER, editor of the magazine, Co-ed. Miss Wright is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. HOMER WRIGHT.
Pioneer City Woman Died
Funeral services were held Sunday 2:30 p.m. in the Freewill Baptist Church for MINA ANNA HODGE, 85, pioneer resident of this area, who died in an Ardmore nursing home, Thursday afternoon. Conducting the service was Rev. DOYLE COX of the Freewill Baptist Church at Sulphur. … Burial was in Mt. Olive cemetery directed by Bettes Funeral Home.
Mrs. Hodge was born Feb. 20, 1882 in Texas, and had lived in Healdton since 1945. Before her retirement, she was employed by Gulf Oil Co. and the Harris Hotel. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Surviving are seven daughters, Mesdames EFFIE WOOD of Weatherford, Okla., VASHITA CARLTON of Shamrock, Texas, MARTHA ALICE GRIFFITH of Normanagee, Texas, MARY LEE ENGLAND of Gage, New Mexico, MILDRED DEFINBAUGH of Norman, MARGARET LOUISE COOPER of Houston, and MARION HILL of Healdton; sons, FRANK HODGE of Deming, New Mexico, and WILSON HODGE of Jal, N. M.; three sisters, Mesdames LUCK BERRY of Beard, Texas, MARY LEE FORD of Brookings, Oregon, and SUSIE RIGGS of Amarillo, Texas; two brothers, JOHN DRURY and WAILS(?) DRURY, both of Chowchilla, California; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Thursday, March 16, 1967
City Woman Died at 70
Funeral rites were held here Monday in the First Methodist Church for Mrs. WILLIE M. (BILLIE) TOOTHMAN, age 70, 217 S. Fifth, who died Friday in an Oklahoma City hospital of a heart ailment. She had been in ill health for some time. Conducting the service here was Rev. GRAHAM HODGE, pastor of the First Methodist Church. Burial was in Ardmore. Casket bearers: CHARLIE LANGSTON and FRANK JORDAN of Oklahoma City, DAVID TOOTHMAN of Ardmore, J. SUTHERLAND, N. L. GRAVES and B. L. HOWE of Healdton. Among the out of town friends and relatives attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. CHARLIE LANGSTON and Mr. and Mrs. FRANK JORDAN, of Oklahoma City, formerly of Healdton, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. HITCHCOCK and Mrs. J.A. DRAKE of Ardmore.
Mrs. Toothman was born in Montague County, Texas and came to Healdton in 1920. She was a member of the First Methodist Church and of the Nimble Thimble Club. Her first husband, WARREN K. ’DOC’ JORDAN Sr., was a well known pharmacist here at one time. Her second husband, B. J. TOOTHMAN, was a well known oil company official. Survivors are one son, WARREN K. ’DOCK’ JORDAN of 3412 Partridge Road, Oklahoma City, former member of the State Planning and Resources Board, later in charge of the Oklahoma State Exhibit at the World’s Fair in Oklahoma City; one brother, J. W. DOOLEN of Clovis, New Mexico, and three sisters, Mesdames PAUL CRAIG of Amarillo, Texas, FRED MICHALOWSKI of Trinidad, Colorado, and PAUL HOPPER of Albuquerque, N. M.
Rites Tuesday for JACK COLVIN
Funeral services were held Tuesday in the First Missionary Baptist Church of Healdton for JAKE SIMON COLVIN, who died at the family home, 305 East Carter, Saturday night after an extended illness. Conducting the service was Rev. J. O. HUDSON, Freewill Baptist minister, assisted by Rev. GEORGE L. MADDOX. Burial was in the Graham cemetery.
Colvin was born Nov. 14, 1896 at Gainesville, Texas, and married REBA HARRIS at Walters in 1942. He moved to Healdton in 1939 from Duncan. He was a driver for C. K. BENNETT Co. and a veteran of World War. Survivors are his wife of the home; three sons, BENNY of Oklahoma City, VON of Countyline, and MAX of Oklahoma City; five daughters, Mesdames LA WANDA FLOYD of Big Lake, Texas, JAY NELL TELLETON of Shreveport, La., JUDY MCMAHAN of Hobbs, N. M., BARBARA MARTIN of Oklahoma City and Miss VICKIE COLVIN of Healdton; brothers, ED of San Pedro, California, and O. V. of Snyder, Texas and 16 grandchildren. Mr. Colvin was well known here as he and his family operated a paper route here.
Pallbearers: EARL BAILEY, SI RUSSELL, PAUL FREEMAN, ORVILLE ALLEN, ROBERT and COY STAGGS.
Thursday, March 23, 1967
City Woman’s Sister Died
Funeral services were held Tuesday in the Ringling Assembly of God Church for Mrs. JIM P. INGRAM of Ringling, sister of Mrs. ANNIE WISE of Healdton. Rev. CALVIN NEWTON officiated with burial in the IOOF cemetery directed by Leslie Funeral Home. She was a member of a pioneer Southern Oklahoma family, the EAVES family, of the Pooleville area. Mrs. Ingram, 87, was born in Montague County, Texas and came to Elk, Indian Territory, now Pooleville, in her early years. She married J. P. INGRAM in 1900. Survivors are her husband; sons, E. A. INGRAM of Oklahoma City and B. J. INGRAM of Fox; daughters, Mrs. PEARL RHONE of Clyde, Texas, Mrs. BEULAH BAILEY of Ringling, Mrs. LOLA DAVIS of Fox; sister, Mrs. ANNIE WISE of Healdton, 26 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Thursday, April 13, 1967
Graham Man Rites
Funeral services were held Friday in the Graham Assembly of God Church for MARVIN JAMES CHRISTIAN, age 36, of Graham, who died of electrocution near Elmore City in an oilfield accident, April 6. He was employed by Seals Construction Co. of Fox. Born at Graham, Dec. 16, 1929, he died April 6, 1967. He was married to LUCILLE BARBER June 13, 1960 at Marietta. Rev. HERSHELL BAKER conducted the service with burial at Graham cemetery directed by Reser Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife LUCILLE, stepdaughter ELIZABETH BARBER of the home, stepson CLARENCE of the home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. SAM CHRISTIAN of Fox; sisters, Mesdames MELVIN HERRELL of Wilson, PIERCE of Wilson, NORTON of Ratliff City, BETTY SINGLETON and BETTY MORROW, both of Fox, and brothers, GEORGE and DONALD of Fox, LEROY of Ratliff City, and WILLIAM of Pruitt City.
Tuesday Rites for Walker
Funeral services were held Tuesday in the Leslie Funeral Home chapel in Wilson for ELMER C. WALKER, age 64, brother of ERVIN and JOHN WALKER of Healdton. He died Sunday in an Ardmore hospital. Burial was in Hewitt cemetery. Born April 2, 1903 in Montague County, Texas, he moved to Wilson in childhood where he resided there since. He was a veteran of World War II. Survivors are two brothers, ERVIN and JOHN, of Healdton, six nieces and nephews.
Death Claims City Pioneer
Funeral services were held in the First Christian Church Monday for CHARLES MILTON WHITE, age 78, of 616 West Main, who died Friday in an Ardmore hospital after an illness of six years. Rev. LEE DAVIS of the church conducted the service. Burial in Mt. Olive cemetery directed by Reser Funeral Home. Father THOMPSON of the Cecilia Catholic Church of Healdton conducted the Catholic graveside service. A pioneer resident of Healdton since 1913, White was born at Sunset, Texas on September 10, 1888. He married GERTRUDE HENDRIX on Sept. 28 at Houston, Texas. He was employed by SCHERMERHORN Oil Co. for 30 years. A World War I veteran and charter member of the Healdton American Legion Post, White was a member of the Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by a son, RAE B. WHITE, who was Healdton school band director at one time. His wife, known as Gertie, was a saleslady in the Massad Dept. Store for years. He is survived by his wife of the home; one brother HENRY WHITE of Wanette, a sister, Mrs. ELSIE WRIGHT of Wanette, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
City Man’s Mother Died
Mrs. NORA ELLEN GOSSVENER, 86, mother of J. D. GOSSVENER, Ozarka Water agent here, died Wednesday night in the Healdton Nursing Home after an extended illness. Funeral services will be held Saturday in the Street and Draper Funeral Home in Oklahoma City with burial in Sunnylane Cemetery. Reser Funeral Home of Healdton will be in charge of arrangements. She resided here since September. She is survived by one son, J. D. Gossvener of Healdton, two daughters and three grandchildren.
Thursday, April 20, 1967
Death Claims Mrs. Bryant
A large number of relatives and friends attended the funeral Sunday 2 p.m. in the Bethel Baptist Church of Mrs. IRENE BRYANT, widow of CLYDE BRYANT. She died at Crossville, Tennessee. Conducting the service was the pastor of the Fox Baptist Church. Burial was in the Mt. Olive cemetery directed by Reser Funeral Home. Mrs. Bryant, 57, was born at Marietta, Oct. 22, 1909, and was a former longtime resident of the Fox community where her husband, CLYDE, was school custodian. She was a member of the Little River Baptist Church at Honeapath, South Carolina. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. MONA TEMPLE of Crossville, Tenn., Mrs. MARVALINE UNDERWOOD of Perryton, Texas, and Mrs. LINDA SMITH of Anderson, S. C.; sons, CLYDE BRYANT of Madill, and KENNTH DALE BRYANT of Lake Charles, La., a sister Mrs. EDGAR BRYANT of fox, and 13 grandchildren.
Woman Has 86th Birthday
Honoring Mrs. S. C. CHAMBERS on her 86th birthday Sunday, a family dinner and get-together were held in her home. She is a well known pioneer resident of the area. Relatives were: Mr. and Mrs. D. B. SKELTON of Healdton, Mrs. CALLIE EMBERLIN of Ratliff City, H. H. CHAMBERS of Rush Springs, Mrs. IMOGENE STEELE of Burkburnett, Texas, Airman 1 C. JERRY L. STEELE of McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas, Miss KAY MCGEE of Randlett, Mrs. JANIE TARPLEY, Mrs. MABEL ADAMS, Mrs. JIM HENDERSON Mrs. BUSTER CHAMBERS, all of Chickasha, Mr. and Mrs. JOHN BURNS of Rush Springs, Mrs. CLYDE JORDON of Rush Springs, Mrs. OTTO CHAMBERS, PAT and CONNIE of Rush Springs.
Wirt by Mrs. LEWIS DELANO
Funeral services were held in Wilson for the Assembly of God Church for RAYMOND WAY, brother of FREDDIE WAY. He passed away April 10 in an Ardmore hospital. His mother, Mrs. BERTHA WAY, lives in Wilson.
Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM FREEMAN visited Mr. and Mrs. ROY PORTERFIELD and children in Beaumont, Texas, and his brother LEE FREEMAN and family in Bryan, Texas.
Mrs. DEPHOA GOBER was ill this week.
Mr. and Mrs. DICK MURPHY attended the Ardmore Knife and Fork Club at Lake Murray Lodge.
Master Sgt. BILL FREEMAN will be ordained as a deacon in the Baptist Church, April 23, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is stationed at the Kirkland Air Force Base, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Freeman.
Rites for JAMES MORROWS
Graveside services were held Saturday in Mt. Olive cemetery for JAMES E. ’JIM’ MORROW. He was a brother of the late SAM MORROW. Conducting the service was Rev. A. L. MCAFFERTY of the Freewill Baptist Church. Reser funeral home was in charge. Presentation of the flag was made by I. D. COPENHAVER and DAN BOONE, of the Charles Mix American Legion Post of Healdton. Morrow, a veteran of World War I, was born April 7, 1894. He was a pioneer resident of this area and died at Sulphur Thursday where he received treatment at the Veteran Hospital there. Survivors include some nephews and nieces.
Funeral services were held Monday in the Reser Funeral Home chapel in Healdton for Mrs. EVA NEWELL, age 89, who died April 15 in the Healdton Nursing Home. Rev. GRAHAM HODGE of the First Methodist Church conducted the service with burial in the Graham cemetery. Mrs. Newell was born Nov. 10, 1877 in Jefferson County, Kansas and died April 15, 1967. She was a member of the Methodist Church and moved to this area in 1920. Her husband, JOHN NEWELL, died in 1942. Their home was northwest of Healdton. She is survived by one daughter, JOSEPHINE CAUDILL, of San Diego, California, who is the wife of HORACE CAUDILL; sister Mrs. KATE SMITH of Kirkland, Washington; two grandchildren one great-grandchild.
Thursday, April 27, 1967
Funeral services for HASKELL S. ROBERTS will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the First Christian Church, 515 Maxwell at Ardmore. Burial directed by Harvey Funeral Home will be in Hillcrest cemetery at Ardmore. Roberts was an elder in the First Christian Church, a member of Ardmore Lodge 31, AF&AM, and of Chapter 70, Order of Eastern Star. He was a retired Shell employee and formerly lived at Healdton. Survivors include his wife, REBA, son RICHARD S. of Monahans, Texas, daughter Mrs. JOANNE BRADFORD of Oklahoma City, sister Mrs. EARL RUED of Midwest City, and four grandchildren. Shell employees will be honorary pallbearers.
Funeral services are being held today in the Freewill Baptist Church for IRA TOLE, age 66, of 1623 West Vinita at Sulphur, who died in an Ardmore hospital Tuesday. Rev. A. L. MCAFFREY of the church officiated, with burial in Oaklawn cemetery at Sulphur, directed by Bettes Funeral Home. Ira Tole was born Feb. 18, 1901 at Choctaw and died April 25, 1967. He married BEULAH WEAVER at Altus, Oct. 10, 1942 and they had lived at Sulphur the past 11 years. A carpenter, Tole was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife, Beulah, one daughter Mrs. HAZEL WENTHOLD of Oklahoma City and seven grandchildren.
Wirt Woman’s Brother Died
Funeral services were held in the Bettes Funeral Home chapel in Ardmore Wednesday for SPEARS T. MCCASKILL, age 88 of Brock, brother of Mrs. BLANCHE CLAYTON of Wirt. He died Monday in an Ardmore hospital. Burial was in the Crinerville cemetery. He was born at Cornish, March 7, 1894 and resided in Carter County most of his life. He married MYRTLE SMITH at Brock, April 18, 1922. He was a retired pumper for the Amerada Oil Co. and a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors are his wife, son KENNETH of Ardmore, daughter Mrs. NADINE RAY of Bakersfield, California, a sister Mrs. Blanche Clayton of Wirt and seven grandchildren.
Mrs. Chesnutt Has Birthday
Honoring Mrs. LULA CHESNUTT of Wilson on the occasion of her 92nd birthday, April 23, her children assembled in her home bringing food for her birthday dinner. She enjoys fair health and remains active for her age. Sharing the happy occasion were members of her family: Mr. and Mrs. PHILIP PISTER of Oklahoma City, Mr. and Mrs. MELVIN CHESNUTT of Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. J. R. BIGGS of Healdton; and CURTIS CHESNUTT who makes his home with his mother in Wilson.
Mrs. S. E. DICKEY and Mrs. POLLY BROWDER of Ringling visited Mrs. IDA BYRAM.
Thursday, April 27, 1967
Car Accident Fatal
Funeral rites were held Monday in the Graham Baptist Church for BARRY BRISCOE, 27, who was killed in an auto accident in Healdton Thursday night. Burial in the Graham cemetery directed by Reser Funeral Home. Briscoe was born at Graham May 9, 1939, and lived at Graham and Alma before moving to Ratliff City four months ago. He was employed by the Loftis McNear Well Servicing Co. of County Line. He was preceded in death by his mother who died in June 1965. Survivors are his wife ELLA MAE of the home; stepdaughter, Mrs. ROBERTA ANN BRISCOE of Fox; father W. L. ’BILL’ BRISCOE of Alma; brothers, SAMMY of Alma, JAMES in the U. S. Army, W. J. Jr. of Fox; sisters, Mrs. NANCY SIMPKINS of Lawton, Mrs. PAT KINLAND of Alma; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. FRANK HOPE of Wilson and Mrs. MARY HOPE of Healdton; and two step grandchildren. J. H. HOPE of Healdton is an uncle.
Healdton, May 11, 1967
City Woman’s Uncle Died
Funeral services were held Wednesday in the Bahner Funeral Home chapel in Sulphur for THOMAS LEMUEL RICKARD, 79, of Oklahoma City, formerly of the Sulphur-Davis area, who died in an Oklahoma City hospital after an extended illness. He was an uncle of Mrs. VIVIAN FAIN of Healdton. Mrs. Fain, Mrs. JESSIE HAGAN and Mr. and Mrs. TOM E. SMITH attended the funeral. Burial was in Green Hill cemetery are Davis. Conducting the service was evangelist EDWIN MORRIS of Oklahoma City, assisted by JERRY CUTTER, also an evangelist of the Church of Christ.
THOMAS LEMUEL RICKARD was born Nov. 13, 1887 at Florence, Alabama and died May 8, 1967. He married AGNES VERNON Nov. 20, 1910 in Sulphur and was a long time member and leader in the Church of Christ. The family moved to Oklahoma City a few years ago from the old home between Davis and Sulphur. Surviving are his wife, AGNES, of 2812 W. 14th St. in Oklahoma City, daughter Mrs. EDITH MCLEMORE of Oklahoma City; sons, O. C. of Perryton, Texas, and BILLY of El Reno; sisters Mrs. EDNA DURHAM and Mrs. RILLA HICKS of Shawnee; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Attend Martin Rites
Mrs. EMMA HUGHES and Mr. and Mrs. ALEC HUGHES attended the funeral of DAVID D. MARTIN in Cabot, Arkansas this week. David was a nephew of Mrs. Emma Hughes. He is the son of Dr. and Mrs. J. A. MARTIN. Dr. Martin was located in Healdton in the early twenties.
Death Claims Ratcliffe
Mrs. J. C. RATCLIFFE, Mrs. MARJORIE FOX and son JAMES of Healdton, Mrs. JAMES H. RATCLIFFE and JOHNNY FOX of Oklahoma City, and M/Sgt. JAMES H. RATCLIFFE of Frankfort, Germany, who came to the States by plane, attended the funeral of CECIL RATCLIFE in Chicago Heights, Illinois, recently. Burial was also there. CECIL R. RATCLIFFE was born Feb. 18, 1920 at Healdton and April 30, 19167 in Chicago Heights, Ill., of a heart attack. He graduated from Healdton high school in 1938 and spent 20 years in service in the U. S. Air Force, two years overseas. He retired at age of 39, as master sergeant, and was employed by Country Schools Restaurants, Inc. He is survived by his wife, FRANCES, of the home, children, CECIL GENE of Park Forest, Ill., and CORLEA of the home; six stepchildren; his mother, Mrs. J. C. RATCLIFFE of Healdton; sister, Mrs. MARJORIE FOX of Healdton, brother M-Sgt. JAMES H. RATCLIFFE stationed in Frankford, Germany; and other relatives.
Thursday, May 18, 1967
Wilson Man Dead
Funeral services were held Tuesday in the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Wilson for HENRY LEE MCMILLEN, 81, of Wilson, brother of ALBERT MCMILLEN of Healdton and uncle of Mrs. NAOMI BRAY and DONNIE MCMILLEN of Healdton. He died Monday in an Ardmore hospital. Rev. W. T. BLEDSOE officiated with burial in Hewitt cemetery directed by Leslie funeral home. Born May 15, 1885 in Cleburne, Texas, he resided in Carter county 50 years. Survivors are his widow, HALLIE, son CLIFFORD of Wilson, Mrs. LEONA GILCREASE of Marietta, brother Albert of Healdton; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Former Dundee Man Dead
Funeral services will be held Saturday in West Los Angeles, California, for ALFRED STEWART, age 55, well known former resident of Dundee area, who died early today following four months illness. The body is at the Price-McDaniel Funeral Home in West Los Angeles. Stewart was a war veteran with 29 years ten months service. He graduated from Dundee high school in 1933 and was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. B. E. STEWART. He is survived by his wife MARY, daughters ANDREA STEWART and BECK STEWART; brothers, CHARLES and BENTON of Healdton; RAY of Huntington Beach, Calif., and WALDO of Lemon Grove, California; and sisters, Mrs. STELLA GILMORE of Opal Lock, Florida; Mrs. W. LEE LOGAN of Seminole, Mrs. MAGGIE WENDELL of Bethel, Kansas, and Mrs. CARL BASS of Pittsburg, Kansas.
Former City Woman Died
Well known native of Healdton, Mrs. VIRGIL TAYLOR, age 62, of Jennings, Kansas, the former RUBY INEZ ALLEN, member of the pioneer Healdton JAMES R. ALLEN family, died Sunday, May 7 in St. Catherine’s Hospital in McCook, Nebraska. She was a sister of Mrs. T. E. LEWIS and BILL ALLEN of Healdton. Funeral services were held May 9 in the Methodist Church at Jennings, Kansas with burial in the Jennings cemetery. Rev. BOB H. ADAMS officiated.
Mrs. Taylor was bon Nov. 21, 1904 in Healdton, daughter of JAMES ROBERT ALLEN and IDA MAE HELTON ALLEN. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and of the Order of the Eastern Star. She had lived at Jennings for years. Her husband, Virgil, is employed by Continental Oil Co. at Jennings. They married Aug. 28, 1923 at Ringling. She was a graduate of Healdton high school. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister. She is survived by her husband Virgil, daughter Mrs. PATSY ANN SHORES of Oakland, California; brothers BILL ALLEN of Healdton and CLARENCE ALLEN of Los Gatos, California; four sisters, Mrs. WALTER FAUGHT, Mrs. M E. EDWARDS and Mrs. JIMMIE RATCLIFFE, all of San Mateo, California, and Mrs. T. E. LEWIS of Healdton.
Thursday, June 1, 1967
City Man’s Father Died
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Harvey Funeral Home chapel in Ardmore for ZENO M. AYCOX, age 64, of Lone Grove, father of ELLIS AYCOX of Healdton. Aycox died Sunday in an Ardmore hospital after a short illness. He was born Nov. 15, 1902, at Cullman, Alabama, and had been a resident of Ardmore since 1911 then moved to Lone Grove four years ago. He married MYRTLE W. WEATHERLY at Ringling, on Aug. 22, 1922. At Ardmore, he was associated with Excelsior Laundry for years until retiring in 1946. Rev. W. S. MCMURTY of Lone Grove officiated with burial at Lone Grove cemetery. Survivors are his widow, sons, JAMES of Hoxbar Route of Ardmore, and ELLIS of Healdton; brothers, CLEVE of Ardmore, and CLINT of Wilson; sisters, Mrs. JANIE PURKHISER of Healdton and Mrs. MYRTLE BOLDING of Plainview, Texas, 13 grandchildren including GARY AYCOX who is employed by the Healdton Herald.
Rites Today for Kenney
Funeral rites were held today in the Shell St. Church of Christ for EUGENE F. KENNEY, 64, widely known retired oil company official, who died May 30 in an Ardmore hospital after six weeks illness. LESLIE MCGALLIARD of the church conducted the service with burial in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Ardmore directed by Reser Funeral Home.
EUGENE F. KENNEY was born at Mameron, Missouri, Sept. 29, 1895 and died at Ardmore, May 30, 1967, age 71. He married ORA CURRY on Dec. 13, 1916 at Hutchinson, Kansas, and lived here the past 48 years. He retired seven years ago from the Gulf Co. Corp. He was a member of the Shell St. Church of Christ, Healdton Masonic lodge, and was a 32nd degree Mason, and a member of the Mexican Border Conflict. He is survived by his wife ORA of the home 24 South Vickrey; daughter Mrs. VELMA LEE, Capri, Dallas; niece Mrs. MARY LEE HARRIS of Vrana, Miss, who was reared in the home after the death of her parents; and five grandchildren.
Rites for TRACY C. CRAVEN
Funeral services were held Tuesday in the Harvey Funeral Home chapel in Ardmore for TRACY C. CRAVEN, age 66, of Kingston. Rev. DAVID FRY of the Kingston Baptist Church officiated, assisted by Rev. RAVEN HUNEYCUTT of Ratliff City. Burial was in Hillcrest cemetery with Masonic graveside rites. Craven was born Oct. 19, 1900 at Lexington, Missouri and had resided at Kingston one year, going there from Ratliff City. He married EVA IRENE DEMENT June 30, 1921 at Wilson. He was a retired production superintendent for the Neustadt Oil Co. which he served 46 years. He was a member of the Kingston First Baptist Church, Sneed Masonic lodge of Graham and the Healdton IOOF lodge. Bearers were WALTER and JEAN NEUSTADT of Ardmore, ALLEN NEUSTADT, JIM DOUGHTY, SAM CHOATE, and JOE HARMON. All employees of the oil company were honorary bearers. Survivors are his widow; sons Major ELMER T. CRAVEN of San Antonio, Texas, and TRACY JOE CRAVEN of Crestview, Fla.; daughters, Mrs. G. H. PEDEN (VIRGINIA) of Crestview, Fla., and Mrs. J. B. DOSS (MELBA JEAN) of Leavenworth, Kansas; a brother ARNOLD of Sugar Creek, Mo., and six grandchildren.
Death Claimed Mrs. McClendon
Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the First Methodist Church in Healdton for Mrs. ANNA IRENE MCCLENDON, wife of RUSSELL MCCLENDON of East Texas Ave., who died of leukemia in a Dallas hospital. Elder RICHARD BARRETT of the Ardmore Seventh Day Adventist Church officiated with special music by the choir of the Methodist Church. Burial in Mt. Olive directed by Reser Funeral Home. Mrs. McClendon was born march 7, 1927 at McCurtain, Okla., and lived at Stigler until her marriage in May 1946 at which time she and her husband moved to Healdton. She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist since 1955. A very useful person, she had been employed in various places of business including the school cafeteria, the Healdton Nursing Home, and Murphy Café. Survivors are her husband, Russell; sons, DALE who is employed by Texas Instruments in Dallas, WOODY and RANDY of the home; daughters, LINDA and VICKY of the home; her mother, Mrs. J. L. HOLLEY of Broken Arrow, some brothers and sisters, and one grandchild.
Thursday, May 8, 1967
Funeral services were held Monday in the Freewill Baptist Church at Healdton for Mrs. SARAH CORMANY, 84, the former Mrs. T. J. KNIGHT. She died in an Ardmore hospital following an extended illness. Conducting the service was Rev. DOYLE COX, Freewill Baptist minister at Sulphur, former pastor at Healdton. Special music was provided by Mrs. PATSY RESER and Mrs. DOYLE COX of Sulphur. Many out of town relatives attended the service, including four of Mrs. Cormany’s children. Her son DAVID came from California; a daughter-in-law and three granddaughters came from Yuma, Arizona. A son, ERNEST KNIGHT, and his wife came from Fort Worth; a daughter Mrs. LETHA BAUGH of Fort Worth attended. The CLAUDE ENGLANDs of Dallas and J. E. ENGLAND of Texas attended.
SARAH KNIGHT CORMANY was born at Kilgore, Texas, Oct. 2, 1882 and died June 3, 1967, age 84. She was a longtime member of the Freewill Baptist Church and a pioneer resident of this area. Her first husband, Rev. T. J. KNIGHT, was an early day Baptist minister in this area. Burial was in the Mt. Olive cemetery arranged by Reser Funeral Home. Friends from the church served as pallbearers.
Surviving are her husband, FRANK M. ‘TOD’ CORMANY of the Healdton Nursing Home; six daughters, Mesdames FLORA WEAVER of Fort Worth, JEWEL YOUNG of Flagstaff, Arizona, ARTIE MILLER of Ardmore, AUDREY RENEN of Valley View, Calif., LETHA BAUGH of Fort Worth, ALINE PALIS of Hathorne, Calif.; five sons, ERNEST KNIGHT of Fort Worth, DAVID KNIGHT of Yuma, Arizona, VIRGIL KNIGHT of Downey, California, T. J. and REYFORD of Anaheim, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. TENNIE COLEY of Ringling, Mrs. BESSIE WEBB of Duncan, and Mrs. ALICE BUSBEE of Taft, California; 22 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Thursday, June 22, 1967
Funeral services were held Saturday in the Healdton Assembly of God Church for Mrs. A. LANGLEY, age 83, pioneer resident of Healdton, who died June 15 in an Ardmore hospital after an extended illness. Conducting the service was Rev. WILLARD TEAGUE of the church, assisted by Rev. JIM NABORS, pastor at New Albany, Miss. Assembly of God Church, formerly of the Madill Assembly of God Church. Burial in Mt. Olive cemetery directed Bettes Funeral Home. She was born June 9, 1884 at Rosehill, Texas and died June 15, 1967. She had lived here since 1914 and was a member of the Assembly of God Church. Her husband died in June 20, 1953. Surviving are four daughters, Mesdames ONETA MILLER of Alma, FLOYD VARBEL (STELLA) of Madill, LEM SMITH (DELLA) of Healdton, and VIOLA HOLDER of Healdton; three sons, ERNEST of Graham, ALVIS of Wheatland, Okla., and EVERETT of Tyler, Texas; one sister Mrs. W. T. BRACKEEN of Burkburnett, Texas; 32 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
TOM L. BLEVINS, age 81, pioneer western Carter County resident, died Sunday night in an Ardmore hospital following an extended illness. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Fox Baptist Church with burial in Hillcrest Memorial Park at Ardmore directed by Bettes Funeral Home of Healdton. Blevins was born at Overbrook, Jan. 29, 1886, and was a member of the Baptist Church, lived in this area all his life. Survivors are his wife LIZZIE; daughter Mrs. RALPH WORRELL of Waco, Texas; six sons, ELMER, BOYD and WILBURN, all of Fox, ROBERT of Electra, Texas, HOLLIS of Bowie, Texas, and ONEAL of Jacksboro, Texas; sisters, Mrs. MAGGIE HOPE of Healdton; stepsister Mrs. IDA ENGLAND of Healdton, stepbrother, OTIS BLEVINS of Lindsay; 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and some nieces and nephews.
Illness Fatal for John Mullins
Funeral services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Shell St. Church of Christ for JOHN T. MULLINS, age 67, long time resident of Healdton, who died Friday night in an Oklahoma City hospital after two years illness. During his illness, he underwent amputation of both legs and bore his illness with remarkable patience, dubbed ‘Wonder Boy’ by hospital attendants. LESLIE MCGALLIARD of the church conducted the service. Reser Funeral Home had charge of arrangements for burial at the Dixie cemetery with nephews as pallbearers. Mullins was born at Randlett, Nov. 28, 1902. He lived at Loco for five years before moving to Ringling in 1934, then moved to Healdton in 23 years ago. He was employed many years here in the Collier Furniture Store. He married FAYE RANDOLPH June 3, 1929 at Loco. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, FAYE MULLINS of the home, Shell and 5th, sons, BONDELL who is a member of the Burkburnett, Texas school faculty, and HARRY of Bowie, Texas, former employee of the Healdton Herald; brother ALBERT of Oklahoma City and three grandchildren.
Filed: MARIE JOHNSON vs. ROY JOHNSON for divorce.
Thursday, June 29, 1967
Injury Fatal to BUSTER BENTON
BUSTER BENTON, age 60, of Stockton, California, son of Mrs. SALLIE BENTON of 625 Shell, died of a head injury received in a fall at his home, June 16. Funeral and burial were held at Stockton, but his mother was unable to attend. He was born at Oil City and moved to the Wirt-Healdton area at age of 8. He was veteran of World War II. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Sallie Benton of Healdton, brother LEE BENTON of Freer, Texas, and five sisters. He is also related to O. A. HIGH of Healdton.
Graveside Rites for Mrs. Burroughs
Mrs. TENNIE BURROUGHS, widow of JAMES E. ‘JIM’ BURROUGHS, died in California after an extended illness. Graveside services will be held in Mt. Olive cemetery Saturday directed by Reser Funeral Home. Mrs. Burroughs was a long time resident of Wirt, moving there in 1933. She lived there until her husband passed away April 22, 1965. She moved to California to be close to her children. She is survived by one son, OSCAR, of Phoenix, Arizona.
Fox by KAREN GILMORE
Mrs. MAUDINE SMART at Lake Texoma was recent hostess to a group including Mrs. JOHN ELLIS of Longview, Texas, Mrs. JEWELL MCDOW of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. MARION SMART of Longview, Texas, Mrs. DEMON WEESE of Fullerton, Calif., Mrs. BEE WYNN of Longview, Texas, Mrs. TULLIE VINEYARD of Fullerton, Calif., and Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE MCDOW of Kingston. Mrs. Ellis and Mrs. McDow are sisters of the late L. C. SMART of Fox and MARION SMART is his brother.
Pvt. MARION C. SMART reported to Ft. Monmouth, N. J., on Thursday.
Airman 2-C JAMES RAY SMART was selected ‘airman of the month’ in Vietnam. He called his wife JIMMIE KAYE who lives with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM PIERCE of Graham.
City Woman’s Father Died
DAVID BRAY, Ardmore Route 3, father of Mrs. GLENDA WATKINS of Healdton, died in an Oklahoma City hospital, after a brief illness. Harvey Funeral Home of Ardmore had charge of funeral arrangements Wednesday in funeral chapel. He was born Feb. 27, 1897 at Rome, Georgia, and moved to Ardmore 60 years ago from Rome. He was a veteran of World War I, and a member of the Freewill Baptist church. Surviving are his widow, VERA; six sons, ROY of Oklahoma City, ED and THOMAS of Wilson, J. L. and CELBERT of Ardmore, WILLARD of Lone Grove, five daughters, Mesdames MARGARET GREEN of Ardmore Route 3, OPAL PRICE of Fort Barre, La., LUELLA GODWIN of Fort Worth, GLENDA WATKINS of Healdton and CAROLYN SMITH of Ardmore; three brothers, W. H. of Midland, Texas, TOM of Duvall, Arkansas, and GENE of Oklahoma City; half sister Mrs. CLARISSA MITCHELL in Arkansas, and 31 grandchildren.
Death Claimed Mrs. Bailey
Funeral services were held Saturday in the Pentecostal Holiness Church for Mrs. A. M. ‘FLODA’ BAILEY, 63, long time resident of this area, who died in an Ardmore hospital late Thursday after an extended illness. Conducting the service was Rev. S. N. GREENE of Oklahoma City, assisted by Rev. LAMAR GOSNELL of Ada, and Mrs. C. H. NORTH, pastor of the church. Rev. Greene and Rev. Gosnell are former pastors of the local church and family friends. Special songs were sung by Rev. KENNETH MCGEE, grandson of Mrs. Bailey and by the son of Rev. S. N. Greene. FLODA MORRIS was born at Terrel / Teral, Indian Territory, Oct. 19, 1903 and was married to S. M. BAILEY at Ringling, Jan. 7, 1922. They moved to Healdton to make their home. She was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church. Surviving are her husband of the home on South 8th, in Healdton; three daughters, Mrs. JUANITA MCGEE, Mrs. LOIS MARTIN, and Mrs. ANNA FAYE PHILLIPS, all of Oklahoma city; sons, CLARENCE of Ringling and EDWARD of Pampa, Texas; six sisters, Mesdames STELLA KNIGHT of Healdton, DOLLY FOLSOM of Ringling, ALYNE HERRIN of Fresno, California; LETHA JOLLY of Dallas, LELA FAYE RYAN and AUDREY KENNEDY of Oklahoma City, 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Thursday, July 6, 1967
Manns Observe No. 50 on June 30
June 30 marked the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. MANN who were married at Winslow, Arkansas in 1917. An open house was given by their children July 1 at their home north of Healdton. Three of their four children and their families attended the open house: Mrs. GEORGE E. BARRIER of Cut Back, Montana, Mrs. LEROY WILLIAMS of Hobbs, New Mexico, and CLARENCE MANN of Healdton. J. B. MANN Jr. was unable to attend; he is a field supervisor for the Phillips Petroleum Co. in Bogata, Columbia, South America. Seven of their eight grandchildren also attended.
Mann began his career in the oil field industry in Healdton in 1918. He worked for Phillips Petroleum co. for 37 years. Mr. and Mrs. Mann have resided near Healdton since 1954.
Out of town guests: Mr. and Mrs. LEONARD HUTCHINSON of Foraker, Okla., Mr. and Mrs. FLOYD BLANKINSHIP of Ponca City, Mr. and Mrs. EDGAR BAKER of Rotten(?), Okla., Mr. and Mrs. HERK SUCKLIN of Odessa, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. FRED MANN of Odessa; Mrs. ALTHA MCCLURE and Mrs. CAROLYN MCCLURE of Pauls Valley; Mrs. MARCIE BLANKENSHIP and Mrs. LANA DIXON of Alma; Mr. and Mrs. DON P. COLLINS of Ringling, Mr. and Mrs. A. O. MALONEY of Whitesboro, Texas, and Mr. and Mrs. WINSTON GRAHAM of Electra, Texas. From Healdton: Mrs. BURTON BAKER, Mrs. DOROTHY HEWITT, Mrs. JUANITA COOK, Mrs. LORETTA KITE, RUSTY KITE, and Mrs. JANIE BAKER.
Rites for BOB G. ARCHER
BOB G. ARCHER, son of Mr. and Mrs. ROY ARCHER, passed away June 25 in an Oklahoma City following open heart surgery. Archer was a principal of the Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Hayes, Kansas and a deacon in the First Baptist Church at Hayes. Survivors are his wife, JOYCE, children BARRY and BARBARA; parents Mr. and Mrs. ROY ARCHER of Loco Route, grandmother, Mrs. MAE CLOUR of 514 Shell St. in Healdton. Services were held in the First Baptist Church in Hayes on June 27 with Dr. H. K. BLUNT, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Mt. Allan Cemetery at Hayes, Kansas.
Death Claimed Mrs. Manton
Funeral services were held Wednesday in the First Methodist Church for Mrs. ESSIE PEARL BURKE MANTON, age 87, pioneer resident of this area, who died in an Ardmore hospital July 10, after a short illness. She was born at Rhea Mills, Texas, Dec. 30, 1879, and died July 10, 1967, age 87. She lived in the Dundee community many years where she and her son, FRANCIS, farmed. She previously lived at Chickasha and Ryan. She was preceded in death by her husband, EDWARD, and son, CLAUDE, former postal employee here. Mr. Manton died in 1926 and Claude died June 11, 1965 at McAlester. Mrs. Manton was a member of the First Methodist Church in Healdton.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. JAMES SMITH of the Wilson Methodist Church and burial in Mt. Olive cemetery directed by Reser Funeral Home. Surviving are one son, FRANCIS, of the home; daughters, Mrs. MILDRED COPENHAVER of Joppa, Maryland, Mrs. EUNICE O’DANIEL of Moore, and Mrs. KATHERINE AUSTIN of Oklahoma City; brothers, MARVIN BURKE of Dallas and HARY BURKE of Denton, Texas; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
T. J. NOLEN
A pioneer resident of Healdton, T. J. NOLEN of 114 N. 1st died at the family home, July 9, after an extended illness. Funeral rites were held Wednesday in the First Methodist Church conducted by the pastor of the Wilson Methodist Church. Burial in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Ardmore directed by Reser Funeral Home. Pallbearers: R. A. DUNN, C. H. WHITE, ARTIE WALK, I. D. COPENHAVER, KENNETH FANCHER, and R. C. THOMAS. Several out of town relatives and friends attended the service, including all 12 children.
THOMAS JEFFERSON NOLEN was born at Nixburg, Alabama, Dec. 29, 1872, and died in the family home in Healdton, July 9, age 94 years. He came to Oklahoma in 1906 and lived at Ringling until 1944 when he moved to Healdton. He was a retired farmer and a member of the First Methodist Church and the Masonic lodge. Surviving are his wife FANNIE ELIZABETH of the home; eight sons, MAX of Pueblo, Colorado, MARVIN of Rocky Fort, Col., HENRY of Healdton, WALTER of Oklahoma City, T. J. Jr. of Ryan, ROY of Compton, Calif., MALCOLM of Oklahoma City, RALPH of La Puenta, Calif., four daughters, Mrs. JOHN S. FOX of Houston, Texas, Mrs. HOWARD ENGLE of Artesia, New Mexico, Mrs. J. C. OWENS of Frederick and Mrs. BILL COPENHAVER of Healdton; 30 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Thursday, July 27, 1967
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. ECK of Healdton observed their 60th wedding anniversary on July 21. Their children are planning a celebration on Sunday, July 30, when friends are invited to come by to see them at the FRANK JOHNSON home, 310 Magnolia.
Waldy Returns from Kansas
MILT WALDY recently returned from Newton, Kansas where he was called by the death of his and Mrs. E. G. WILLIAMS’ sister-in-law, Mrs. ROSE WALTY, age 83, who died July 15 at Newton with burial in Topeka. Milt Waldy visited his brothers and sisters while there.
Rites for Mrs. Wilkerson
Funeral services were held Tuesday in the First Baptist Church for Mrs. JOHN R. WILKERSON, age 83, pioneer resident of Healdton, who died in the Healdton Nursing Home July 21, after two years illness. Rev. HAROLD WATSON conducted the service with burial in Mt. Olive cemetery directed by Reser Funeral Home. NANCY ELIZABETH WILKERSON was born at Macon, Missouri, Dec. 28, 1883, and died July 21, 1967, age 83. She moved to the Wirt area in 1900 and to Healdton 25 years ago. Her husband, John R. Wilkerson, died nine years ago. She was a long time member of the First Baptist Church. Her parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. W. F. CRAFT. BOB CRAFT of south of Healdton, and BILLY DAVE CRAFT with OGE at Sulphur are nephews. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. GRANT GREEN (STELLA) of Long Beach, California, one brother, W. D. (DAVE) CRAFT of Lone Beach, California, and some nephews and nieces.
Thursday, August 10, 1967
Party Honors Mrs. Wikle
Mrs. MAUDE WIKLE of the Healdton Nursing Home is observing her 87th birthday today. She was entertained at noon with a birthday dinner by the JOY MCCLANAHANS and will be honored with a birthday party in the nursing home. She was presented a birthday cake by Mrs. JIM FORTUNE. Mrs. Wikle has one daughter, Mrs. LENA GOFF of Oblong, Illinois, and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. VERNON GARRETT of Compton, California, will leave by plane at Dallas Wednesday after visiting his mother, Mrs. CHARLES CROW, sister LORETTA KITE of the home; other sisters, Mrs. JUANITA COOK and Mrs. KATHRYN MANN of Healdton, and brother RAYFORD GARRETT of Graham. He won the prize for coming fartherest to attend the Crowe reunion held last Sunday at Ada.
City Family Will Go to Indonesia
Rev. BOBBY J. JONES of the Healdton Bethel Baptist Church and wife MARY JO have been appointed as missionaries to Indonesia by the Southern Baptist Foreign Mission in Glorieta, New Mexico. They will leave Healdton on Aug. 10 with their children, MARK age 4, DANNY age 2 ½ and SUSAN age one.
Graham by Mrs. LUCILLE RUTLEDGE
Mr. and Mrs. HERMAN DENNEY and children moved to Healdton from Milo.
REX PUCKETT and family visited the ROY SKELTON family.
JOE RATLIFF was in Oklahoma City for heart surgery.
Mrs. IDA WEBB from California visited friends here .
LON BASS returned home from an Oklahoma City hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. PAUL BURNS and Lucille Rutledge visited their children in Oklahoma City, Mr. and Mrs. JOHN BURROWS and RHONDA, and Mr. and Mrs. MILTON RUTLEDGE and boys.
Miss LOIS BROWN and TONY DEAN were united in marriage Aug. 4 at Ardmore and will make their home in Clemscot.
Mr. and Mrs. JOHN RAY STEWART and children from Redland, California, are visiting his parents Mr. and Mrs. BEN STEWART and family.
Mr. and Mrs. ROGER KING entertained their granddaughters from Dallas.
Mr. and Mrs. JOHNNY FOGLE visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. FRANK FOGLE and Mr. and Mrs. FORREST DAVIS.
Mr. and Mrs. ROY STUBBLEFIELD and family from Sapulpa visited Mr. and Mrs. TOM WATKINS.
Rites for Mrs. O’Daniel
Funeral services were held Wednesday in the Leslie Funeral Home chapel in Wilson for Mrs. NANCY JANE O’DANIEL, age 93, well known former long time resident of the Wirt community, who died Tuesday in a nursing home at Comanche, after an extended illness. Rev. MARVIN F. BRANNON conducted the service with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. She was preceded in death by her husband, M. A. O’DANIEL. She was a Methodist and helped the underprivileged as long as her health permitted. Surviving are two sons, E. M. O’DANIEL of Meeker and C. O. ‘WHITEY’ O’DANIEL of Moore; Mrs. RUBY AUSTIN of McAlester, brother I. A. BRATTON of Wilson, and seven grandchildren.
Thursday, August 24, 1967
Funeral services will be held Friday in the First Baptist Church for WILLIAM HENRY CLOUR, age 85, retired oilfield worker, who died in the D. & H. Nursing Home in Ardmore early Wednesday morning, following a four year illness. He was the father of Mrs. VIRGIE LLOYD of Marietta and Mrs. MARIE MORRIS of Ardmore. Rev. HAROLD WATSON of the church will conduct the service with burial in Collins Cemetery, 1 mile east and 1 ½ miles south of St. Louis, Okla., directed by Reser Funeral Home. He was born in Madison County, Arkansas, April 12, 1882 and died Aug. 3, 1967, age 85. He moved to Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, in 1890 and to Healdton in 1946. He was a retired oilfield worker and a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. He is survived by two sons, five daughters, two sisters, 12 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
City Woman’s Mother Died
Funeral services are being held today in the Marietta Church of Christ for Mrs. LUCY PEARL FREEMAN, age 67, of Thackerville. Conducting the service will be FLOYD JOHNSON minister in the church. Burial at Lakeview cemetery directed by Goodrich Funeral Home of Marietta. She was the mother of Mrs. NORRIS (JEANNE) SPENCER of Healdton. Mrs. Freeman was born Feb. 5, 1900 at Corsicana, Texas, and moved to Love County 50 years ago. She was a life long member of the Church of Christ. Survivors are her husband; daughters Mrs. WANDA HOWARD and Mrs. JEANNE SPECER of Healdton; sons CHARLES FREEMAN of the home and CARL FREEMAN of Gainesville, Texas; sisters Mrs. MAUDE GRAY of Milburn, Mrs. MARY RUTH CONARD of Dimmitt, Texas, and Mrs. EVELYN THOMAS of Lubbock, Texas; brothers, BARRETT READES of Philadelphia, Pa., and JOHN READES of Abilene, Texas; and five grandchildren.
Party Honors Dennis Griffin
A welcome home party was held at Anthis Park for DENNIS GRIFFIN, son of Mrs. RUBY GRIFFIN of Healdton, who just finished his time in the U. S. Army in Vietnam. Bringing gifts: Mr. and Mrs. KENNETH GRIFFIN, Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT GRIFFIN, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. GRIFFIN, Mr. and Mrs. FREEMAN SHRADER, Mr. and Mrs. K. FARRELL, Mrs. TREA BRYANT, R. L. SHRADER, Mrs. Ruby Griffin, all of Healdton area, and DEWAYNE HENDERSON of Lawton.
Thursday, August 31, 1967
Price Died in Midwest City
Mrs. EDNA MAXWELL returned from Oklahoma City where she attended the funeral services Thursday in Midwest City in Paylor Funeral Home for her brother-in-law, CURTIS A. PRICE, age 76, who died in Midwest City Memorial Hospital with burial in Resthaven cemetery in Shawnee. Price was born in Livermore, Kentucky and moved to Asher, Okla. In 1900. He moved to Oklahoma City from Shawnee in 1960. He was a salesman for the Ford Motor Co. in Shawnee and later a shoe salesman for C. R. Anthony Store in Oklahoma City. He was a member of the Ringling Masonic Lodge and Country Estates Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife, GERTRUDE, of Midwest City; son CHARLES of Midwest City, daughters Mrs. FRANCES HAMMACK of 2604 Cummings Drive, and Mrs. BETTY DANIELS of Colton, California; brother DUNCAN PRICE of Alexandria, Virginia, and sister Mrs. LEE RUSHING of Hot Springs, Alabama.
Wirt by Mrs. LEWIS DELANO
There was a Trest reunion at Price’s Falls. Attending were Mr. and Mrs. WAYNE NEILL, ROSS TREST of Norman, Mr. and Mrs. JOHNNY HAWKINS and son JOHNNY of Norman, Mr. and Mrs. B. R. DAVIS, Mr. and Mrs. HOWARD DAVIS and sons of Walters, Mr. and Mrs. ERNEST MATHEWS of Healdton, Mr. and Mrs. WAYNE SPURGIN and sons, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. CORNEILIUS, EARLINE and MAXINE TIGER of Ardmore, Mr. and Mrs. BILL WEELSEY and son of Wichita Falls, Texas.
Funeral services were held Tuesday in the Harvey Funeral Home chapel in Ardmore for CREAD F. FRALEY of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, former long time southern Oklahoma resident. Fraley, age 67, died Saturday at Baton Rouge. He was born April 8, 1900 at Ardmore and lived there most of his life except for a few years when he was in business in Healdton. He moved to Louisiana 15 years ago. He was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church in Ardmore. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM S. FRALEY, were pioneers of Ardmore. Survivors are a daughter Mrs. JAMES HUNT of Baton Rouge, La.; sisters, Mrs. D. FORD WHITEHURST and Mrs. NANCY NATHAN, both of Ardmore and Mrs. PAUL POLK of Altamont, Illinois, one grandson and one great-grandchild.
Rites for JAMES R. RAY, Pioneer
Funeral services were held Monday in the First Baptist Church for JAMES R. RAY, Sr., known as JIM BOB RAY. He was a pioneer resident of the area and one of Healdton’s best known and liked citizens. He died in a Duncan hospital Friday after seven weeks’ illness. Rev. HAROLD WATSON of the church conducted the service with special songs by the church choir. Burial in Mt. Olive cemetery directed by Reser Funeral Home.
Mr. Ray was bon at Healdton, Indian Territory Nov. 15, 1885 and lived here most of his life except for a few years in Texas and at Leon, Okla. He was chief engineer for Shell Pipeline Co. for 29 years until his retirement in 1945. He married Miss MINNIE LEE ADCOCK of Leon, April 12, 1903. Surviving are his wife Minnie of the home on East Main; four daughters, Mrs. W. J. MATHES of Ardmore, Mrs. JOHN COOPER of Velma, Mrs. CLETA HANCOCK of Garden Cove, Calif., Mrs. MARY LOU HOWARD, wife of Dr. VAN HOWARD of Hobart; three sons, GEORGE WAYLAND RAY of Oklahoma City, JAMES R. RAY Jr. who is an executive for T. G. & Y. at Edmond; CHARLES LA ROSS RAY of Freeport, Illinois; twin brothers, W. J. ‘BILL’ RAY and W. S. RAY, both of Healdton; 19 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Chance Family Holds Reunion
The annual Chance family reunion was held recently at Lake Murray park with lunch, visiting and swimming. Present were the three surviving children of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN BEAUREGARD CHANCE: VIOLA MCFARLAND of Wilson, ‘BUSTER’ CHANCE of Wilson, and GENE CHANCE of Fort Worth, Texas; also present were Mrs. Buster Chance and Mrs. Gene Chance. Other attending: Mrs. WALTON CHANCE of Graham, Mrs. BOYET CHANCE of Ardmore, the GORDON CHANCE family and the JIM CHANCE family, both of Fort Worth; the NICK BRADFORD family of Fort Worth, the HENRY BRADFORD family of Oklahoma City, the JERRY SMITH family of Wichita, Kansas; Mrs. HOWARD BAILEY and LAWANA BAILEY of Maysville, the DONALD HENDERSON family of Fox, the ZACK FORE family of Fox, Mr. and Mrs. BILL NORDMAN of Healdton, the CARL NORDMAN family of Kermit, Texas; Mrs. MORRIS BAXTER with daughters MARSHA and JEANNIE of Fox, the J. B. MEANS family of Ardmore; Mr. and Mrs. CLARENCE JOHNSON of Durant, and Mr. and Mrs. EARL MCFARLAND of Healdton.
Thursday, September 7, 1967
Rites for Lemons
Funeral rites will be held today in the First Baptist Church for DON E. LEMONS, age 39, life long resident of this area, who died after 5 ½ months illness of cancer, in an Ardmore hospital, Sept. 5. Conducting the service will be Rev. HAROLD WATSON of the church, assisted by Rev. PAUL JUSTICE of the Wirt Baptist Church. Burial in Mt. Olive cemetery directed by Reser Funeral Home. DON ELDON LEMONS was born in Healdton, Oct. 23, 1927, and died Sept. 5, 1967. He married LOIS MAPLES in Healdton in 1948. He was a 1945 graduate of Dundee high school and was a well known and like oil producer in this area. He was a member of the Wirt Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife LOIS; daughter DONNA LYNN and son BOBBY; mother Mrs. GLADYS LEMONS of Ardmore; father OTIS LEMONS of Wirt; sisters, Mrs. VONCILLE STODGILL; Mrs. DORIS FRONTERHOUSE of Woodward; and Mrs. RAYMOND GANDY (VAUGHNA GAYLE); of Ardmore and other relatives.
Rites for City Man’s Father
Funeral services were held Wednesday in the Skiatook First Baptist Church for the mother of EVERIDGE GOSNEY, local businessman, Mrs. J. D. GOSNEY Sr. who died Sunday in a Pawkhuska nursing home, from a stroke. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery at Tulsa. She was a pioneer resident of the Avant area and a member of the Baptist Church. She is survived by the following children, J. D. Jr. of Avant; RUSSELL GOSNEY of Barnsdall, EVERIDGE GOSNEY of Healdton; JEFNER of Avant, Mrs. BLAINE MEFFORD of Oklahoma City, and Mrs. MARY VALLEE of Carlsbad, Calif., and 14 grandchildren.
Miss Shrader Becomes Bride of Mr. Oliver
Miss PHYLLIS ANN SHRADER and DAVID MICHAEL OLIVER were married at the First Baptist Church in Healdton, on Sept. 2. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. TROY SHRADER and his parents are Mr. and Mrs. W. P. OLIVER, all of Healdton.
Couple Planning Wedding
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. WELCH of Healdton announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, JUDY ANN, to MARVIN GERALD MOSLEY, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. H. MOSLEY of Fox.
Jim Chatham Has Birthday
JIM CHATHAM of the Oil City community was honored with a surprise birthday for his 80th birthday, on Aug. 17, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN CHATHAM of Oil City.
Thursday, September 14, 1967
Rites for Jimtown Man
Funeral services were held Wednesday in the Wilson First Baptist Church for MELVIN LLOYD HAMBRICK, age 48, of Fort Worth, Texas, former resident of Wilson, who died in Fort Worth, Sept. 10. Burial was in the Leon cemetery directed by Reser Funeral Home of Healdton. Conducting the service were Rev. GOLDEN of Fort Worth First Baptist Church, assisted by Rev. DON TAYLOR of the Wilson First Baptist Church. MELVIN LLOYD HAMBRICK was born at Jimtown, Okla., Sept. 16, 1918 and died in Fort Worth, Texas, Sept. 10, 1967. He lived in Fort Worth the past six years, but previously lived in Burneyville, Love County until he moved to Wilson in 1936. He also lived in Wichita Fall and Iowa Park, Texas. He was a grocery man and a member of the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church; he was a veteran of World War II. He is survived by a daughter, MILDRED JUNE WRIGHT of Wichita Falls, sons RONALD of Iowa Park, Texas, and DANNY of Dallas, Texas; his parents Mr. and Mrs. B. F. HAMBRICK of Wilson; brothers, CECIL of Burneyville and CLIFFORD of Arlington, Texas; sisters, Mrs. CLETA HOBSON of Lone Grove and Mrs. JO HELEN GATES, of Quinton; and five grandchildren.
Thursday, September 21, 1967
City Woman’s Brother Died
Funeral services were held Saturday in the Owens Brumley Funeral Home chapel in Wichita Falls, for HERACE EUGENE MOSES, age 74, retired oil field driller who died in a Wichita Falls hospital early Friday. He was a brother of Mrs. EDNA MAXWELL of Healdton. Burial was in the Burkburnett cemetery with nephews serving as casket bearers. Rev. PAUL LUNSFORD of the First Pentecostal Church of God officiated. Moses was born in Rockdale, Texas, Sept. 18, 1892, and had lived in Wichita Falls area many years. He lived at Healdton at one time. He was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church. Survivors are his wife; daughters, Mrs. NADINE LEAKE and Mrs. JUANITA WINTERS, both of Oklahoma City; sons, J. D. of Oklahoma City, BENNY R. of Roswell, N. M., and CURTIS of Wichita Falls, stepson, WAYNE WALLS of Hamilton, Texas; stepdaughter Mrs. JEAN BURRIS of Fort Worth; sisters, Mrs. EDNA MAXWELL of Healdton, Mrs. GERTIE PRICE of Midwest City, Mrs. CORNISH HALL of Odessa, and Mrs. IRENE DOSS of Bakersfield, Calif., 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held last week for CLAUD A. PULIS. He died Sept. 12 in Del Rio, Texas. Burial was at Dilley, Texas. Pulis was born Aug. 12, 1929 at Dillard, Okla. Survivors include his father, JOHN (TOM) PULIS of Alma Route 1; brothers, HARVEY B. of Alma, OLIVER S. of Healdton, J. T. PULIS with the U. S. Air Force in England, and BILL A. of Alma; sisters, VESTER LEE PULIS of Alma, and VIVIAN M. SMITH of Ratliff City.
Thursday, September 28, 1967
Stroke Fatal to JAMES H. BRIDGES
Funeral services were held Wednesday in the East Healdton Church of Christ, age 75, of First St., who died in an Ardmore hospital Sept. 25, following a stroke, TOM E. SMITH of the church conducted the service with special songs directed by J. D. ELMORE. Burial was in the Graham cemetery directed by Bettes Funeral Home. JAMES HARRISON BRIDGES was born Dec. 11, 1891 at Leonard and died Sept. 25, 1967. He married LONA ROBISON at Oil City, Dec. 21, 1913, and lived in this area many years. He moved to Healdton 10 years ago and was a member of the Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife; son WILLIAM of Guymon; five daughters, Mrs. VIRGIE STEPHENSON of Healdton, Mrs. NELLIE BAILEY of Wilson, Mrs. BELLE WILLIAMS of Little Rock, Ark., Mrs. FERNE FINLEY of Hobbs, New Mexico, and Mrs. JIMMIE PICKARD of Little Rock, Ark., 28 grandchildren, and 38 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, ALLIE DOWLING.
Rites for Orr Man
Funeral services for ROBERT EDWARDS of Orr were held in the auditorium of the Orr school. Burial in the Orr cemetery directed by Reser Funeral Home. Edwards died Sunday. He was born at Searcy, Ark., Sept. 15, 1892. His family moved to the Grady community when he was one year old and he lived here and at Orr his entire life. He was a druggist and worked in the Ballew Drug at various times. He was a member of the Baptist Church. He married EDITH SWAN April 9, 1927 at Wilson. Survivors include the widow; sons RANDALL EDWARDS of Stillwater and ROSS EDWARDS of Tishomingo, both college students; daughter, Mrs. OLETA ALDRIDGE of Casa Grande, Arizona, and two sisters.
Death Claimed Mrs. Paschall
Funeral services were held Tuesday in the First Christian Church for ELVA MAE PASCHALL, age 66, of 825 ½ Gilmer, who died in an Ardmore hospital, Sept. 24, after a short illness. Conducting the service was Rev. T. ARNOLD DAVIS of the church with burial in Mt. Olive cemetery directed by Bettes. Casketbearers: BILL WALLER, VIRGIL WEAVER, THEO HOWARD, BILL DOWNTAIN, CHARLES TAYLOR, and KAY TAYLOR. ELVA MAE PASCHALL was born Jan. 1, 1901 at Breckenridge, Texas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. HERRING. She lived here 47 years and was a member of the First Christian Church. She is survived by one son, DOYLE DEAN HORN in Texas; four sisters, Mrs. FANNIE DEWITT of Elroy, Arizona, Mrs. TOMMIE HEARN of Healdton, Mrs. RUBY MILLS of Tulsa and Mrs. CLAUDIA MARTINEZ of El Corrito, Calif., two brothers, W. J. of Pueblo, Colorado, and PETE of Denver, Colorado.
Thursday, October 5, 1967
Former City Man Is Dead
Funeral services were held Tuesday in Harvey Funeral Home chapel in Ardmore for JESSE BENJAMIN DOSS, age 72, well known former resident of Healdton, who died late Sunday in an Ardmore hospital after a long illness. Conducting the service was IDUS ENGLAND of the Central Church of Christ in Ardmore. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery. He was a brother of Mrs. IVA ALOSA of Healdton. A lifelong resident of the Ardmore area, he married HETTIE HICKS Jan. 17, 1927 at Gainesville, Texas. He was a veteran of World War I, a member of the Central Church of Christ in Ardmore and of the American Legion. He was a rig builder and a minister in the Church of Christ. He resided in Healdton from 1919 to 1957. His father was an early day Church of Christ minister in this area. He and Mrs. Doss reared their three children here. Surviving are his widow of the home, 901 Culbertson in Ardmore; son, Lt., Col. JESS B. DOSS of the U. S. Army at Arlington, Va., daughter, Mrs. VIRGINIA ALLEN, wife of highway patrolman, ERNEST ‘COTTON’ ALLEN of Pauls Valley; sister, Mrs. IVA ALOSA of Healdton and four grandchildren.
Thursday, October 12, 1957
Rites for Pooleville Woman
Funeral services will be held Thursday at the Pooleville Missionary Baptist Church for Mrs. BESSIE MAULDIN, age 90. Rev. L. E. HURLEY of Fox will officiate with burial in the Pooleville cemetery. Bearers: CHARLES GRIFFIN, SHINE DIXON, VERN EVANS, JACK NEAL, G.W. WRIGHT, and LEONARD DICKERSON. Mrs. Mauldin, long time resident of Pooleville, died Sunday at Wasco, California where she resided 32 years. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. MINNIE MAJORS and Mrs. GERTIE GOODWIN of Pooleville; sister, Mrs. FRONIE HOWZE of Shafter, California, and eight great-grandchildren.
Mrs. MARIE WOOLF of Thomas, formerly of Healdton, visited in Healdton.
Mrs. ELIZABETH PHIPPS of Okmulgee, mother of Mrs. W.T. REYNOLDS of Fox, is in the Healdton Nursing Home.
Thursday, October 12, 1967
Death Claims BILL NELSON
Funeral services were held Monday in the Harvey Funeral Home in Ardmore for WILLIAM C. ‘BILL’ NELSON, age 71, retired Mobil Oil Co. employee, who died unexpectedly at his home, 103 Campbell St. NW in Ardmore, Friday night. Dr. RICHARD HOPPER of the First Baptist Church and Dr. EDWIN PARKER of the First Methodist Church in Ardmore officiated with services. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Ardmore. Pallbearers: TOMMY CRAIGHEAD, NAT COULTER, FRED GENTRY, TED JENNINGS, E. H. MORROW and B. H. MCLENDON. Honorary bearers: M. C. GENTRY, JOHN S. COLLIS, C. N. ROBINSON, HERMAN HITCHCOCK, NOAH GRAVES and MARVIN SHILLING. Survivors are his wife GERTRUDE of the home; sons, WILLIAM C. NELSON of Portland, Oregon, and EARL B. NELSON of Calgary, Canada; sisters, Mrs. EDNA M. RUSSELL of Oklahoma City and Mrs. ERON MAY GENTRY of Loco; three grandchildren, and some nieces and nephews. Nelson was born Dec. 10, 1895 at Peden, Texas, and lived in Ardmore for six years. He was employed in the Mobil Oil Co. office here for several years. He had 39 years service with the company when he retired in 1960. He had worked for the tax assessors office in Ardmore for years. He was a veteran of World War I, a member of the First Methodist Church and the American Legion.
Rites for Mrs. Manning
Funeral services were held Tuesday for Mrs. GRACE MANNING, age 79, pioneer southern Oklahoma resident and mother of Mrs. VELMA O’CONNOR of Healdton. She died suddenly Sunday in an Ardmore nursing home. Conducting the service was Rev. C. O. BIGBIE of McAlester, assisted by Rev. MARSHALL HOWARD of the Ringling First Baptist Church. Burial in the Hewitt cemetery directed by Reser Funeral Home. Mrs. Manning was born May 9, 1888 at Earth, Texas, and moved to Ringling from Bowie, Texas, 34 years ago. She was a member of the Ringling First Baptist Church. Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. W. D. O’CONNOR of Healdton; four sisters, Mrs. CLEO PRATER of Shawnee, Mrs. LILLIE BOX of Bowie, Texas, Mrs. WILLIE RICHARDSON of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. DOVIE WILLIAMS of Midland, Texas; four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Thursday, October 19, 1967
Woman Killed in Accident
Mrs. BOB PAUL, who formerly lived until recently north of Healdton near the Y, was killed in a one-car accident near Velma, Sunday night, when she turned off the highway on a muddy country road, en route to her home. She was accompanied by her two small children, not hurt. She was known here as GLENDA PAUL, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. HAROLD JENNINGS. She was employed at Joy’s Grill for some time. Her husband was in Nebraska on a business trip and flew home. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Fox Baptist Church with Rev. CHARLES DAVIS of the Healdton First Christian Church officiating. Mrs. Paul was born May 18, 1944 and died Oct. 16, 1967. She is survived by her husband, ROBERT PAUL; children, JIMMY and MARTHA; her father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. HAROLD JENNINGS of Fox; sister, SUZANNE STANDEFER in Germany; half-sister MARY JENNINGS, and half-brother, JOE JENNINGS, both of Alma.
Ragsdale Rites at Wynnewood
Mrs. RUPERT SPARKS, RICHARD SPARKS, Mr. and Mrs. CALVIN SPARKS and Mrs. LORETTA PRUITT of Wilburton are attending the funeral at Wynnewood today for Mrs. Sparks’ sister-in-law, Mrs. OVIS RAGSDALE, age 63, who died Tuesday, after two years illness of cancer. Burial will be at Wynnewood.
Death Claims Mrs. Peden
Funeral services were held in the East Healdton Church of Christ Monday for Mrs. LEA PEDEN RAY, former resident of Healdton, who died Oct. 14 in an Ardmore hospital after an extended illness. She had been staying in an Ardmore nursing home for some time. Conducting the service was Evangelist EDWIN MORRIS of Oklahoma City, assisted by TOM E. SMITH of the East Healdton Church of Christ, a close family friend. Burial was in Mt. Olive cemetery directed by Harvey Funeral Home of Ardmore. LEA PEDEN RAY was born Sept. 24, 1894 at Emory, Texas and died Oct. 14, 1967. Her first husband, CHARLES H. PEDEN, was an elder in the East Healdton Church of Christ for many years. They reared their family here. In later years, after the death of Mr. Peden, she married WALTER E. RAY, who preceded her in death. She was a long time member of the Church of Christ. She is survived by son, GEORGE H. PEDEN, of Crestview, Fla.; daughters, Mrs. TOMMY MONTE of Somerville, Mass., Mrs. JESSIE WHITT of Houston, Texas, Mrs. JUANITA ALTOM of Healdton, Mrs. HELEN KLECKNER of North Platte, Neb., Mrs. INEZ GOODSON and Mrs. PAT WOOD of Ardmore; sister Mrs. VALLIE PATTON of Lubbock, Texas; 12 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two nieces.
Former City Man Dead
CLETUS A. JONES, age 58, well known former resident of Healdton, died suddenly of a heart attack, Wednesday of last week, in Denver, Colorado. He was a brother of Mrs. FRED FERGUSON of Healdton and a stepson of Mrs. BERTHA JONES of Healdton. Funeral was held in the Chapel of the Angels in Capitol Mortuary in Denver with burial there. Jones resided here at one time many years and he and his first wife, ANNA JONES, reared their sons, LOHMAN and DONALD, here. He is survived by six sons, including LOHMAN of Tulsa, who was chamber of commerce manager here at one time; and Rev. RONALD JONES of Chicago, Ill.; his wife in Denver; a daughter, brother HUGH JONES of Marietta, a half-brother in Garland, Texas, sister Mrs. BERNICE FERGUSON of Healdton; and three half-sisters.
Kilcrease Rites Monday
Funeral services were Monday at the First Baptist Church of Graham for JOHN M. KILCREASE, 55 year old retired barber, who died early Saturday at Wynnewood. Born in Clay County, Texas, March 19, 1912, he moved to Milo at an early age and lived in the Milo and Graham area most of his life. He was a veteran of World War II. He was married to MARY JOHNSON, Nov. 30, 1936, at Newport, Okla. Survivors are his wife, MARY; sons, JOE of Graham, BILLY of Ventura, California, MAX and KENNEY of the home; daughters, Mrs. TOMMY EAVES of Duncan and Mrs. JOHNNY FLETCHER of Hennessey; brothers, BUSTER KILCREASE of Graham, BILL KILCREASE of Elmore City, RAYMOND KILCREASE of Maysville, and THOMAS KILCREASE of Harlingen, Texas; sisters, Mrs. EDNA BARNEVILLE of El Sorenta, California, and Mrs. GOLDIE JENKS of Hutchinson, California. Rev. J. O. HUDSON officiated. Interment was in the Graham cemetery directed by Reser Funeral Home.
Thursday, October 26, 1967
Death Claimed Mrs. Latham
Funeral services will be held Friday in the First Missionary Baptist Church on West Main for Mrs. GERTRUDE TRICE LATHAM, age 92, who died Oct. 24 at Madill. Conducting the service will be Rev. GEORGE MADDOX, pastor of the church. Burial will be in Mt. Olive cemetery directed by Bettes Funeral Home. Mrs. LATHAM was born Nov. 16, 1874, in Missouri, and died Oct. 24, 1967. She was preceded in death by her husband who died June 7, 1965. She was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by five sons, FLOYD of Kerman, Calif., JOHN of Madill, ELWARD of Regina, New Mexico, LONNIE of Madill, LAWRENCE of Salina, California; four daughters, Mrs. JANIE WIGGINS of Hanford, California, Mrs. OLA WHITAKER of Huntington, Ark., Mrs. RUBY WILLIAMS of Kerman, California, GERTRUDE SCHMITZ of Regina, California; one brother DOC TRICE of Beaver, Okla., 42 grandchildren, and some great-grandchildren.
Thursday, November 2, 1967
Death Claimed City Pioneer
Services for ANDREW A. WOOLEVER will be Saturday afternoon at the Zaneis Baptist Church with Rev. JERRY GARRETT officiating. He was born at Enterprise, Indian Territory, Sept. 23, 1889, and lived in and around Healdton most of his life except for living at Lindsay, Okla., Brownstown, Illinois, and Ringling. He was employed by Carter Oil. Co. for 33 years then retired in 1954. He was a member of the Zaneis Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, and a member of the IOOF lodge. He married ETTA MUNDAY on Jan. 26, 1908, at Lindsay. He is survived by his wife Etta; daughter Mrs. HERMAN CLAXTON of Healdton; two foster children, Mrs. MARYLIN JOHNSON of Houston, Texas, and LAKE MUNDAY of Hudson, New Hampshire; brother LOYD WOOLEVER of Wofford Heights, California; sisters Mrs. IVA WHAM of Elmont, California, and Mrs. MINNIE HUFFMAN of Buena Park, California; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Burial will be Mt. Olive cemetery directed by Reser Funeral Home.
Graham by Mrs. Lucille Rutledge
Mr. and Mrs. HOMER BENHAM of Moore and son GEORGE were here Sunday visiting. They attended the Graham Baptist Church. They formerly lived here and we were happy to have them visiting.
JOHN and VERNA WOOLRIDGE and BRYAN and PATSY ROZZELL are home after a week of deer hunting in Colorado.
PEGGY FOGLE and children plan to join her husband, GENE, in Kingfisher this week.
CALVIN THOMPSON returned from tour of duty with the U. S. Army. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. BUCK THOMPSON of Graham.
Mrs. ZUE MORROS spent a few days with her daughter, CHRISTINE, last week at Tryon.
Mr. and Mrs. LON BASS had some of their children with them on Sunday. The Bass family plan to move to Ardmore where they purchased a home in the southeast part of town.
Thursday, November 16, 1967
Rites Held for City Man’s Aunt
FRANK JOHNSON attended the funeral of his aunt, Mrs. KATIE JOHNSON, age 81, pioneer resident of Medford, Monday of the past week. Burial was at Medford. She was the sister of the late BOB JOHNSON, father of FRANK JOHNSON. She is survived by two daughters and other relatives.
Graham by Mrs. Lucille Rutledge
Rev. and Mrs. LARRY WILEMAN announce the arrival of a baby girl born Sunday, Nov. 5, at Memorial Hospital, named COURTNEY GLENDALE. He is the minister of the Graham Baptist Church.
PAUL and LILLIE MAE BURNS, BUDDY and HELEN BROWN, LUCILLE and GENE RUTLEDGE attended the party at Ardmore last Saturday given by HAROLD CONWAY for the tent dept. of Stronberg Carlson.
GEORGE WATKINS is back at home after several the past several months in Vietnam.
The NOLEN BROWNS are bubbling over with joy on the arrival of twins, a boy and a girl, born at Wynnewood, Saturday. The couple have three other children, KATY, TONY and NITA.
Graham lost one of its senior citizens the week, Grandpa Rozzell. He will be greatly missed as we were used to seeing him going to the post office with his cane.
DONNIE and MARIETA BURNS were here from Houston, guests of the PAUL BURNS.
RHETA DAVIS and children and VERNA WOOLRIDGE went to Wichita Falls, Texas.
Rites for Rozzell
Funeral services were held Monday in the Graham Baptist Church for PETER FRANK ROZZELL, age 92, pioneer resident of the community, who died unexpectedly at his home Friday morning. A blacksmith, he was a member of the Graham Baptist Church and the IOOF lodge at Healdton. He was an interesting person to talk to, and remembered vividly many early day incidents. Conducting the service was LARRY WILLIAMS and burial in the Graham cemetery directed by Bettes Funeral Home of Healdton with IOOF services at the graveside. He is survived by four sons, JIM ROZZELL of Graham, ELGIN ROZZELL of Ardmore, STEVE ROZZELL of Clemscot, and RUBE ROZZELL of Vici, Okla.; daughters, Mrs. LUCY BOYER of Ardmore and Mrs. GILLIE MATTHEWS of Graham, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was an uncle of Mrs. IDA ENGLAND of Healdton.
Thursday, November 23, 1967
Former Wirt Man Dead
Funeral rites will be held Friday in the Shell St. Church of Christ for LEON NICHOLSON, age 42, who was found dead in an Ardmore motel late Monday. He was a son of Mrs. B. A. NICHOLSON of East Main in Healdton. Conducting the service will be TOM E. SMITH of the East Healdton Church of Christ, assisted by LESLIE MCGALLIARD of the Shell St. Church of Christ. Harvey Funeral Home of Ardmore is charge. Nicholson was born at Wirt, Sept. 3, 1925. He had recently been employed in Tulsa, but operated the Medical Arts Pharmacy in Ardmore for some time. He was a member of the Church of Christ and was a Navy veteran. His death was the third in the family within the past year. His father, the late B. A. NICHOLSON, died from injuries received in a car wreck in December of last year. His brother-in-law, MELVIN K. WILCOX, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, died early Monday morning in Texas and was buried there Wednesday. Surviving are his wife, the former LAZORRA DILLON of Ringling; children, DONNA, MIKE, PAT and NANCY of the home in Ardmore; his mother Mrs. B. A. NICHOLSON of East Main in Healdton; sisters, Mrs. LOIS HELEN KELLER of Amlin, Ohio, Mrs. PAUL BURNS of Graham and Mrs. LUCILLE WILCOX of Colorado Springs, Col.
MELVIN E. WILCOX
Funeral services were held Wednesday in Goldthwaite, Texas, for MELVIN E. WILCO, of Colorado Spring, Colorado, husband of the former LUCILLE NICHOLSON, daughter of Mrs. B. A. NICHOLSON of Healdton. He died unexpectedly from a heart attack while visiting his father at Goldthwaite, Texas. Burial was held there and attended by some relatives of this area. He is survived by his wife of Colorado Springs, one daughter, four grandchildren and his father.
Turkey Day Chatter by JESSIE HAGAN
Mr. and Mrs. CECIL SMITH enjoyed Thanksgiving with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. D. DAVIS at Holdenville.
Mr. and Mrs. TOM TODD are in Dallas, Texas with their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. HASKELL LOWE.
LARRY MOORE was treated at the Veterans Hospital in Oklahoma City.
Mrs. IDA ENGLAND and her daughter, Mrs. SADIE DEATHERIDGE of Oklahoma City, are visiting DICK GORDON at Abilene, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. O. S. WISEBECKER are visiting his 95 year old father in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.
Mrs. EDNA LONG and Mrs. GILMER, her sister-in-law of Oklahoma City, were in Healdton.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. STEPHENS are guests of their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. CLAUDE WOOD of Corpus Christi, Texas.
Mrs. CLEO RAY attended the funeral of her brother-in-law, HAUGHT RAY, at Fittstown. He was a former resident of the Wilson area.
Mrs. RUTH HUNTER and DEBBIE, of Del City, spent the weekend wit her sister, Miss GENEVA BRAY, and her brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. HARRISON H. BRAY.
Rev. and Mrs. C. H. NORTH are on vacation with some of their family in California.
Mrs. JUANITA WATSON of Healdton and her sister, Mrs. JEANETTE POLLOCK of Oklahoma City, visited another sister, Mrs. HASKELL LOWE in a hospital at Denton, Texas. Mrs. Lowe underwent surgery.
Thursday, November 30, 1967
Graham by Mrs. LUCILLE RUTLEDGE
FLOYD WEBB went to Oklahoma City to have the cast removed from his broken shoulder which he broke when he fell from a tree at his home.
Mrs. NOLAN BROWN was honored with a baby shower in the home of Mrs. BETTY HENDRIX.
JOAN and LARRY RUTLEDGE moved to Purcell this week where he will be employed by Sunray DX Oil Co.
Mr. and Mrs. DALE BRENT and KAREN of Dallas spent the weekend visiting Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE BRENT and Mr. and Mrs. FRANKIE FOGLE.
Our community was saddened by death when JUNIOR YOUNG passed away following an accident and injury when he climbed a pecan tree and fell last Monday. He is survived by his wife and three children at Clemscot.
Word was received that the husband of Mrs. FRANCES WARE, sister of JOHN KILCREASE died Saturday of a heart attack. They live at Midwest City.
Mr. and Mrs. JEFF LASHLEY and daughter moved into the J. D. TIPPETT home north of THEO KNIGHT’S store.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. BURLEY INGRAM northeast of Fox burned to the ground Monday.
JOAN and LARRY RUTLEDGE spent Thanksgiving with GENE and LUCILLE RUTLEDGE along with Mr. and Mrs. JOHN RUTLEDGE and family, Mr. and Mrs. MILTON RUTLEDGE and boys at the home of Mrs. EVA RUTLEDGE of Wilson.
Funeral services are being held today in the St. Phillips Episcopal Church in Ardmore for NAMEY MASSAD of 905 Bixby in Ardmore, who died in an Oklahoma City hospital Tuesday. He was an uncle of FRED MASSAD, Healdton business man. Rev. EDWART MORTON officiated at graveside services with Masonic service at the Rose Hill cemetery, arranged by Bettes. N. Massad was born at Jediuet, Marjoun, Lebanon, and came to the U. S. as a boy. He married SHAFIGA LOURI in 1904 in Greer County, Oklahoma. She preceded him in death May 29, 1957. He moved to Ardmore in 1918 and was a cotton buyer, merchant and rancher. He was a member of St. Phillips Episcopal Church, Ardmore Masonic lodge, a 32nd degree Mason, a Scottish Rite Mason, member of the York Bodies and the India Shrine Temple. Survivors are one son, ERNEST L. MIKE MASSAD of Ardmore; three daughters, EMMA LEE MASSAD, ETHEL MASSAD and CONNIE OVERTURF, all of Ardmore; sisters, Mrs. MALOUR of Mangum; six grandchildren, one of which is Mrs. BARBARA ANN SIMONS of Ardmore; two great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Watkins Dies in Dallas
Funeral services will be held Saturday in the Graham Assembly of God Church for LUTHER C. ‘BUD’ WATKINS, age 62, who died in Dallas, Nov. 29. Conducting the service will be Rev. HURSHEL/HERSHELL BAKER of the church. Burial in the Graham cemetery directed by Reser funeral home. Watkins was born at Graham, April 30, 1905, and died in Dallas, Nov. 29, 1967. Most of his life was spent in the Graham area. A retired farmer, he was a World War I veteran. He is survived by his daughter PATSY ANN of the home; three stepdaughters, Mrs. CHARLENE MANTHENY of Wichita, Kansas, Mrs. CAROLYN WATKINS of Graham, Mrs. CLARA WALKER of Oklahoma City; brothers, JOHN WATKINS of Hastings, and CLEVE WATKINS of Fort Worth; sisters, Mrs. GRACE EARGLE, Mrs. BESSIE SMITH, Mrs. LEONA WATSON, and Mrs. LELA SLACK of Seagoville, Texas.
Fall from Tree Fatal for JUNIOR YOUNG
Funeral services were held today in the Graham Baptist Church for JUNIOR YOUNG, age 42, who died in an Ardmore hospital, Nov. 28, from a fall received while pecan hunting. Conducting the service is Rev. WILEMAN of the Graham Baptist Church, assisted by Rev. ERNIE GOATRIGHT of County Line. Burial in the Graham cemetery directed by Reser Funeral Home. Young was born at Velma, Aug. 26, 1925 and died in an Ardmore hospital Nov. 28. He had been ill a week after the fall. He married JOSEPHINE WADKINS July 24, 1949 at Gainesville, Texas and lived in northwest Carter County his entire life. He resided at Clemscot the past three years and was an employee of Sutherland Well Servicing Co. He is survived by his wife Josephine, sons JERRY and TROY, daughter PATTY; parents Mr. and Mrs. JIM YOUNG of County Line; brother LAWRENCE of Madill; sisters, Mrs. THELMA GRAHAM of the Clinton-Sherman Air Force Base and Mrs. MARIE BRENT of Port Arthur, Texas.
Rites for Early Day Pioneer Man
Funeral services were held here Monday in the Freewill Baptist Church for N. C. ‘CLAUDE’ BALLEW, age 74, well former resident of the Healdton and Ringling area, who died Friday in a Pauls Valley hospital after a long illness. He was residing in Elmore city at time of death. Conducting the services were Rev. F. A. MCCAGE, former pastor of the local Freewill Baptist Church here, assisted by the present pastor, Rev. DUNCAN. Special music was furnished by singers from Healdton, Clemscot and other churches. Burial in Hillcrest Memorial Park at Ardmore directed by Vaughn Funeral Home of Elmore City with graveside Masonic service. Ballew was born Dec. 8, 1892 in Liberty, Alabama, and came to Oklahoma in 1922. He was employed with Magnolia Petrol. Co. for about 35 years before retirement. He was a member of the Healdton Freewill Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife MYRTLE of Elmore City; daughters, Mrs. CAROLYN BUTLER and Mrs. LAWANA HILL of Elmore City, Mrs. JOE SPRAGUE of Highland, Calif., and Mrs. LUCILLE COPELAND of Huntsville, Alabama; brothers, W. A. BALLEW of Birmingham, Alabama, and CLYDE BALLEW of Jacksonville, Florida; sister Mrs. JULIA MCBRAYER of Birmingham, Ala., six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Thursday, December 7, 1967
Funeral services will be held in the Freewill Baptist Church in Healdton for GEORGE M. CARTER, age 76, of East Main. He died in the Veterans Hospital at Sulphur after two years illness. Conducting the service will be Rev. RICKY DUNCAN of the church. Burial in Graham cemetery directed by Reser Funeral Home. Active pallbearers: G. L. ARMSTRONG, CHAN RAY, KENNETH ECK, IRA SNOW, M. M. BIVINS, and P. B. TRUITT. Honorary bearers are EMMETT CHASE and BILL NORDMAN. CARTER was born at Lampasas, Texas, April 28, 1891 and moved to Fox in 1900. He also lived in Clemscot, Ardmore and Ringling before moving to Healdton in 1942. He married MARIE GINTZ, April 22, 1920. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church, the Masonic lodge, V. F. W., and the American Legion. He is survived by his wife, MARIE, of the home; daughters, Mrs. ORVILLE KENNEDY (DOROTHY) of Walters; Mrs. LOUISE FITZELL of San Diego, California; son BRISTOW CARTER of Fairfax, Okla., brother THOMAS A. of Waterford, California, sister Mrs. ZELL WOOD of Pinedale, California, ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Zaneis man Died at 65
Funeral services were held Wednesday at Zaneis Baptist Church for CHARLES ERMAN BURAL, age 65, of Zaneis, who died of a sudden heart seizure Monday in an Ardmore hospital. Rev. JERRY BARRETT of the church officiated with burial at Girard, Texas. Bural was born at Bandera, Texas, Sept. 3, 1902, and moved from there to the Wilson area in 1931. He was a rancher. Survivors include the widow, TRESSIE; sons, GRANVILLE of Elmore City and CHRIS of Fort Sumner, New Mexico; brother OLLIE of Girard, Texas; sisters, Mrs. MYRTLE WEBB of Gilpin, Texas, and Mrs. MAUDIE ROSS of Portales, N. M., and ten grandchildren. Leslie funeral home had charge.
Graham by Mrs. LUCILLE RUTLEDGE
Word was received this week that JOHN TEMPLE of Ryan was killed and MAX TEMPLE and family were injured in a car wreck near Marlow on Sunday. John and Max were the father and brother of LOIS PONDER formerly of Graham.
Mrs. GRANVILLE BROWN was a happy mother today as she received a letter from her son, WAYNE, who is in Viet Nam. She hadn’t heard from him in two months.
One of Woodford’s senior citizens passed on last Sunday, Dr. C. R. HULEN. He was a doctor in the Graham for some years, well liked.
Another of one of Graham’s citizens passed away this week. BUD WATKINS died in a hospital in Fort Worth. Bud had lived around Graham most of his life.
Lt. GORDON LEE, son of Mr. and Mrs. BILL H. LEE of Tulsa, and grandson of Mrs. IDA GORDON ENGLAND of Healdton, was graduated from Officer Candidate School and three weeks of paratrooper training in September. Lt. Lee was one of 16 in a graduating class of 165 to be appointed to the Green Beret of the Special Forces of the U. S. Army.
Mrs. I. R. LOZER of Cushing is visiting Mrs. ETHEL TOMBERLIN and other friends here. Her son, ROSS, is also now in Cushing. She is a well known former resident of Healdton.
Death Claimed Wilson Woman
Funeral services were held Monday for Mrs. NELL LEMLEY PEELER, age 73, who died Saturday in an Ardmore hospital. Services were held in the Ash St. Church of Christ in Wilson with burial at Hewitt cemetery directed by Leslie funeral home. Mrs. PEELER was born Dec. 2, 1893in Alabama and came to Seminole at age of 16, then moved to Wilson in 1913 where she resided since. Survivors include a brother, WROKE LEMLEY of Wilson; four sisters, Mrs. VIDELL STEFKA of Wilson, Mrs. ALICE CLEMMER of Walters, Mrs. VINA THOMAS of Antlers, and Mrs. LEET HUNTON of Clovis, N. M., and several nieces and nephews.
Ratliff City Pair Mark Anniversary
A Ratliff City couple, Mr. and Mrs. B. L. CARSON, will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 2. An open house in the First Baptist Church in Ratliff City from 1 to 5 p.m. will mark the anniversary for Mr. and Mrs. Carson who have lived in this vicinity since their marriage. The Carsons have three children, Mrs. PHYLLIS HARMON of Plano, Texas, J. RAY CARSON of Healdton, and JAMES O. CARSON of Denver City, Texas; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Thursday, December 14, 1967
City Woman’s Father Died
Funeral services were held Tuesday of last week at Chandler for C. H. GEORGE, age 80, pioneer resident of that area, who died Dec. 3. He was a retired farmer and completed a large peanut harvesting crop job a few days before his death. He and other relatives rode the first train that entered Chandler in the early days, coming from Ohio. Burial was at Chandler. He was the father of Mrs. LEE KEY of 13 Vickery, Healdton. A member of the Friends Church, he was well known in that area. He is survived by his wife, ENDA, of the home in Chandler, five daughters, 3 sons, 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Died in South America
Word was received by friends about the death in Peru of the husband of the former PATSY BARTON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. CLYDE BARTON. The family was preparing to come to the U. S. for the Christmas holidays, with the Clyde Bartons.
Rites for Clemscot Man
Funeral services will be held Saturday in the Clemscot Freewill Baptist Church for JOHN ‘PETE’ WILLIAMSON, who died early this morning in a Duncan hospital after a short illness. He was an employee of APCO Oil Co. Reser funeral home is in charge.
Injuries Fatal Former Citizen
Funeral services were held today in the Bettes Funeral Home chapel in Ardmore for HOMER C. LAFEVERS, age 59, well known former Healdton resident. He was a son of the late Mrs. KATE LAFEVERS and a son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN J. WHITSETT of Healdton. JAMES WHITSETT of the Healdton Lumber Co. is a brother-in-law. DOYLE EVANS, minister in the Northeast Church of Christ in Ardmore, conducted the service. Pallbearers: R. H. PIERCE, EMILE FARVE, J. K. HOLBROOK, BRUCE FLETCHER, GILBERT BURNS and EUGENE YOUREE. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery. Veteran ritual was read at the graveside by Judge EARL BROWN and W. F. SPEARMAN of Ardmore. LaFevers died late Monday in the Veterans Hospital at Oklahoma City of injuries suffered in a robbery attempt at his store. He was born Sept. 22, 1908 at Boxar, Arkansas, and married MAURICE J. WHITSETT at Mannsville Oct. 26, 1929. He moved to Ardmore 15 years ago from Healdton. He served in World War II, as a carpenter’s mate in the U. S. Navy. He was a member of George Anderson Post 65, American Legion, and had been chef de gare and chef de train of Carter County Voiture 152.40 at 8(?). Survivors are his widow of the home in Ardmore; four sons, JOHN CALVIN of Dallas, JAMES ORGIL of Garland, Texas, HAROLD GAYLOR and LARRY GENE of the home; daughter, Mrs. JUDY MCGAHEY of Ardmore; three brothers, ALEX of Norman, ORGIL of Sherman, Texas, and GUY of Denison, Texas, and two grandchildren.
Fox Pair Celebrate 60th Year
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. JONES of Fox were honored with an open house reception last Sunday to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married in Murray, Kentucky, on Dec. 8, 1907, and lived in Kentucky until about five years ago, when they moved to Fox to be near their son and daughter, J. R. JONES Jr. and Mrs. FRED TACKETT. A number of friends and relatives called at the Jones home ½ mile south of Fox on Sunday.
Smiths Celebrate 50th Anniversary
Open house will be held at 306 East Phillips next Sunday, Dec. 17, to honor Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM ANDREW SMITH on their 50th anniversary. The Healdton couple were married in Pooleville in 1917. She is the former EFFIE NEWBERRY and was born in Healdton in 1895. Mr. Smith was born in Woodville, Texas, in 1889 and came to the Healdton area in 1907. The couple have lived in the Pooleville, Graham, and Healdton area. The Smiths reared five children: WILLIAM HASKELL SMITH of Dumas, Texas; STANLEY SMITH of St. Louis, Missouri, PAUL SMITH of Pruitt City, Mrs. MURIAL GRIGGS of Fort Worth, Texas, and Mrs. BETTY MAXINE KELLUM of Spokane, Washington. They have 12 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday in the Pentecostal Holiness Church for Mrs. ELLEN HAMMOND, age 85, of Healdton, who died Monday morning in the Healdton Nursing Home, after an extended illness. Conducting the service was Rev. C. H. NORTH, assisted by L E. HURLEY. Burial was in Mt. Olive cemetery directed by Bettes. She was a pioneer resident of Healdton, having resided here 40 years. She was the widow of OTTO HAMMOND, who died in 1936. She was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church and was born Sept. 24, 1882 in Texas. Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. RACHEL BRAMLETT of Ardmore, Mrs. CAMPBELL GORE of McAlester, Mrs. GENE SAYLORS of Oklahoma City and Mrs. ERNEST ADCOX of Velma; sons, HOLLIS of Farmington, New Mexico, and PRESTON of Glendora, California; some grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Thursday, December 21, 1967
Death Claimed Aaron Carter
Funeral and burial were held Tuesday in Weterford, California, for AARON CARTER, age 79, well known early day resident of this area, who died Sunday. He was a brother of the late G. M. CARTER who died 13 days ago. He and his family visited the G. M. CARTER family this summer. He is survived by his wife, some children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He served as an official in the State Farmer Union here at one time in the early days.
Friday Rites for Mrs. Cudd
Funeral services will be held Friday at the Wilson Church of Christ for Mrs. PEARL CUDD, age 85, well known pioneer resident of this area, who died in the Healdton Nursing Home Tuesday night after an illness of ten years. Conducting the service will be HASKELL ENGLAND, Atoka Church of Christ minister, who is a long time friend of the family, assisted by LESLIE MCGALLIARD of the Shell St. Church of Christ. Burial will be in Bomar Point cemetery directed by Leslie Funeral Home of Wilson. Mrs. Cudd was a member of the Church of Christ and had been in the nursing home the past four years. Survivors are four sons including TOMMY CUDD who is a minister in the Church of Christ at Scotta Bluff, Nebraska; eight daughters, four of whom are known here, Mrs. C. C. CLAXTON and Mrs. INEZ LEWIS of Healdton, Mrs. RED GRIFFIN, and Mrs. ROY HANNAH of Amarillo, Texas; several grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren and a number of great-great-grandchildren.
Mrs. WOULFE Died at 94
A well known pioneer resident of western Carter County, Mrs. VERTIE J. WOULFE, age 94, mother of ROBERT RAE WOULDE of 515 Gulf in Healdton, was claimed by death in the Seventh Day Adventist Hospital in Ardmore, Wednesday, following an extended illness. The body will be shipped to Newton, Kansas, where funeral services will be held Saturday in the Peterson Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Greenwood Funeral Chapel(?) arranged by Reser Funeral Home of Healdton. She was born in Paxtenville, Pennsylvania, Sept. 27, 1873 and died in Ardmore, Dec. 20, 1967, age 94. Her husband, ROBERT J. WOULFE, died in 1915. They moved to Newton, Kansas, in 1878 and lived there until moving to Ardmore in 1919. She moved to Healdton area in 1931 and enjoyed reasonably good health. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. LUCILLE HANNA of Newton, Kan., Mrs. HELEN SULLENGER of Duncan and Mrs. EDITH MARSHALL of Newton, Kansas; two sons, RAE WOULFE of Healdton, and CALVIN who lives north of Healdton; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Mrs. MILLIKEN Died at 79
Funeral services were held Tuesday in the Lone Grove Baptist Church for Mrs. CELIE MILLIKEN, age 79, of Healdton, who died Sunday in an Ardmore hospital. Rev. WARREN LEMONS officiated with burial in Lone Grove cemetery directed by Bettes Funeral Home. She was born Jan. 18, 1888 in Cooke Co., Texas, and was married to ROBERT GUY MILLIKEN at Lebanon, Dec. 8, 1907. She had been a resident of Healdton for the past four years, formerly living in Lone Grove. Her husband died April 19, 1963. Survivors are a son, WILLARD, of Fort Worth; five daughters, Mrs. DALTON CONWAY of Lone Grove, Mrs. RENA BRIGHT of Alma, Mrs. AUBREY WALSTON of Healdton, Mrs. ARVEN WALKER and Mrs. ALVIE WALKER, both of Fort Worth; sisters, Mrs. CORD BRAY of Marietta and Mrs. FRANK LONLEY of Honey Grove, Texas; 29 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Former City Woman Died
Friends here of the family of Dr. FRED T. PERRY regret to known of the death Monday in Tulsa of Mrs. Fred T. Perry, who died following brain surgery. The family reside at Watonga where Dr. Perry is associated with a hospital there. Definite funeral arrangements are not known at this time, but it will probably be Thursday there in the First Methodist Church with burial there. Word was received here by Mr. and Mrs. FORREST THOMAS. Mrs. Perry is survived by her husband; daughter PATRICIA and son FRED T. PERRY Jr. of Oklahoma City. The Perrys are ex-residents of Healdton.
City Man’s Uncle Died in Amarillo
Mr. and Mrs. F. W. BARTON were called to Amarillo, Texas, due to the death of his uncle, V. H. OLIPHANT. They were accompanied by his mother, Mrs. BEATRICE BARTON of Ada and his sister, Mrs. CLEO OZBIRN/OSBURN of Sulphur.
Former City Man Dead
Z. R. JONES passed away after a short illness in Zionsville, Indiana. ZANIE RAY JONES was born at McKinney, Texas, April 8, 1895. He moved to Oklahoma while a small boy and reared in the Healdton-Wirt community. He was a former employee of Sinclair Oil co. at Wirt and Simpson-Fell Co. at Pruitt City. He moved to Zionsville, Ind. In 1945. He is survived by two sons, JOE BILL JONES of Zionsville and JERRY RAY JONES of Atlanta, Georgia; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. ESSIE TYSON of Pauls Valley and Mrs. JOHN WOOD of Ardmore. Two sisters preceded him in death, Mrs. EULA MADDOX of Healdton and Mrs. DOCIA SKIDMORE of Ardmore. He is the uncle of Mrs. RUEL PENDLETON, TUDOR MADDOX, and the late LOVIE RANDOLPH of Healdton and VIRGIL MADDOX of Gainesville, Texas.
Whisenhunts to Hold Open House
Mr. and Mrs. ZORA WHISENHUNT of 718 W. Texas will observe their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house at heir home on December 24... They were married Dec. 24, 1917 near Velma and they have lived in Healdton since 1938. Mr. Whisenhunt worked for the Sinclair Oil Co., retired in 1960. They are active members of the First Methodist Church in Healdton.
Welchs Note 65th Year
Mr. and Mrs. WALTER WELCH of Davis, well known former long time residents of Healdton, observed their 65th wedding anniversary, Dec. 11. They are the parents of JIM WELCH of Healdton and they resided here until five years ago when they moved to Davis. They have five living children, nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Thursday, December 28, 1967
Shaddens Attend Funeral
Mr. and Mrs. DUKE SHADDEN and son of 226 of Magnolia attended the funeral Sunday afternoon in the Baptist Church at Ringgold, Texas, for his brother-in-law, ELGIE GANN, age 56, who died following a stroke Friday night. Burial was at Ringgold. He was a former bulldozer operator there. He is survived by his wife, HURDIE, of the home, son CAROLL/CARL of Glenrose, Texas, and his mother.
City Woman’s Sister Died
Mrs. ETHEL ALTOM and her daughter, Mrs. BOB LINDSEY, and her son, attended the funeral Sunday in Mesquite, Texas, of Mrs. Altom’s sister, Mrs. EMMA KILE, age 84, pioneer resident of that area. She had been ill for some time. Burial was held there. She is survived by one son and some grandchildren.
Burns Fatal to Mrs. Allen
Tragic indeed was the accidental death of Mrs. CLARENCE ALLEN of 15550 Longwood Drive of Les Gates, California, that occurred at the family home as she prepared for bed. Her gown caught fire. Funeral services were held Wednesday in the Chapel in the Highlands in Millbrae, Calif., with burial there. Mrs. T. E. LEWIS of Healdton, sister of CLARENCE ALLEN, left by plane at Dallas to be with the family. Mr. and Mrs. Allen operated cafes here for many years. She was reared in Marlow. Surviving are her husband, CLARENCE H. ALLEN, sons, DARRELL and BOBBY; stepson, JAMES C. ALLEN of Hurst, Texas; daughter, Mrs. MARGIE LYNN SINER of Livermore, California; her mother, Mrs. MARGIE COOK of San Mateo, California. Mrs. SKEET LEWIS of Ardmore and Mrs. MOLLY TIDWELL of Madill are nieces.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Pentecostal Holiness Church here for AUBREY ALLEN COLEY, age 46, who died of a heart attack while pushing his stalled car at Manhattan, Kansas, Dec. 31, 1967. He had been employed there the past four months. Conducting the service was Rev. BLEDSOE of the Pentecostal Holiness Church at Wilson, assisted by Rev. C. H. NORTH of the Healdton church… Burial was in Mt. Olive cemetery directed by Reser Funeral Home with friends as pallbearers: IRA LOFTON, VIRGIL WEAVER, ROY, CALVIN, and RICHARD SPARKS and MONTY PRUITT. A World War II veteran, Coley served in India, Burma, and Japan. He was a native of Healdton, born here Dec. 26, 1920 and spent his entire life until he moved to Kansas a few months ago. He is survived by his wife, FRANCES, of Ringling; daughter LINDA SUE, and sons, LANDY ALLEN and STEPHENS, of the home at Ringling; his mother, Mrs. SALLY COLEY of Healdton; brother PETE COLEY who is a well known employee of Texaco here; twin sister AUBREY of Healdton and one grandchild.
Services for JOHN KNOX STOKER, age 29, Tuesday in the Duncan cemetery, conducted by Dr. RICHARD T. HOPPER of the First Baptist church of Ardmore and Rev. J. C. SEGLER of the Crown Heights Baptist Church of Oklahoma City. Stoker, son of the late REGINAL K. STOKER, died Saturday in Houston, Texas, after a sudden illness. He was born Oct. 8, 1938 in Oklahoma City and had lived in Houston 21 years, going there from Ardmore. In Houston, he was a real estate salesman and a member of the First Baptist Church. Pallbearers: EDDIE COPE, HARVEY JOHNSTON, GERALD TYSON, JOHN WEBB, RANDALL HOLLIDAY, and ODELL GARLINGTON. Survivors are a son, JOHN A. STOKER, daughter CHRISTINE STOKER, his mother Mrs. REGINAL / REGINALD K. STOKER and brother RUSSELL DEAN STOKER, all of Houston; grandmothers, Mrs. JOHN A. STOKER of Ardmore and Mrs. W. R. HOBBS of Healdton; uncle W. R. HOBBS of Rule, Texas; aunts, Mrs. MELBA MCCAIN of Healdton and Mrs. W. R. HOBBS of Rule, Texas; cousins, BARRY HOBBS of Rule, Texas, and JIMMY MCCLAIN of Healdton. The late John A. Stoker, who died in 1963, was his grandfather. Harvey Funeral Home was in charge.
Death Claims Schumann
Funeral services were held in the Leslie Funeral Home Chapel in Wilson for WILLIAM JOYLE/JEYLE(?) SCHUMANN, age 89, pioneer resident of Healdton, who resided here before New Healdton was built. Conducting the services was Rev. W. T. BLEDSOE of the Wilson Pentecostal Holiness Church with burial in Mt. Olive cemetery. BILL SHUMANN was born July 4, 1878 and moved to Healdton as a baby. He died in the Healdton Nursing Home Sunday morning where he had been for some time. He operated a restaurant here in the early days and engaged in farming for many years. He was a brother of the late JOHN and NEWTON SCHUMANN. He knew much about the early days of Healdton. He is survived by a devoted daughter, Mrs. DARL LOFTEN of Healdton; two granddaughters, Mrs. WILLIE DEAN DILEY/DILLEY and Mrs. IDA GROUNDS, both of Tulsa; two great-granddaughters, Mrs. LYDIA FARRIS and Mrs. JANIE LILEY, both of Tulsa.