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ALEXANDER, Charlene
ARDMORE, OKLAHOMA: Charlene Lawanda Alexander, 80, died February 9, 2003 at a local health care facility. She was born October 4, 1922 in Electra, TX to John E. and Jettie G. Yale Creamer. She attended Emmanuel Baptist Church, and had been a resident of Ardmore since 1925. She is survived by a daughter, Dana Cook (Kenneth); a son, Denny Alexander (Sandra); a sister, Alene Freeman; and 3 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dan Alexander; and her parents. Interment was at Rose Hill Cemetery by Griffin Funeral Home.

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ALVERSON, Floyd
PEGGS, OKLAHOMA: Floyd L. Alverson, 69, died August 13, 2003 in Tahlequah. He was born November 23, 1933 in Chickasha to Floyd B. and Estelle Todd Alverson. He was a retired electronics technician in the U.S. Navy with 23 years of service, and was also an electrician at Randy's Electric for for 20 years. He enjoyed fishing, dogs, and John Wayne films. Survivors include his wife, Earline Simmons Alverson; five daughters, Rosemary Jetton of McLoud, Bonnie Snow of Konawa, and Renee (Ed) Snow, Regena Alverson, and Rita (Rick) Coulson, all of Peggs; a son, William (Jamie) Alverson of Peggs; 15 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Sam L. Sparks and Dwayne Alverson; and a grandson. Services were held at Peggs Community Church. Arrangements were handled by Locust Grove Funeral Home.

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ANTHONY, Wilma
POTEAU, OKLAHOMA: Wilma Faye Shrum Anthony 59, died June 20, 2005 in Fort Smith, AR. She was born February 18, 1946 in Hollister, CA to John and Mae Covey Shrum. She retired from Weyerhaeuser Paper Company in Salinas, CA, and moved to Poteau to be near her family. She was a member of the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Survivors include a son, Michael J. Anthony of Poteau; a daughter, Julie M. Sanchez (Rick) of Salinas, CA; a brother, Johnny H. Shrum, Jr., of Poteau; three sisters, Rosalie M. Shrum of Poteau, Linda Dailey of Howe, and Shirley M. Gilmore of New Mexico; and 3 grandchildren. Interment was at Shady Point Cemetery by Grace Manor Funeral Home.

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APPLE, Connie
COMANCHE, OKLAHOMA: Connie Lee Stanley Apple, 79, died March 8, 2001. She was born December 29, 1921 to Dallas Mayo and Mamie Lee Stanley. She attended the First Baptist Church of Comanche, and enjoyed collecing antiques. She is survived by her husband, Charlie Wirt Apple; a son, Chris Apple (Jill) of Plano, TX; two daughters, Sherry Kinder (Joe) and Karen Jones (Jim), all of Edmond; three sisters, Merle Jarrett and Ann Bell, both of Enid, and Wanda Dyer of Comanche; her grandchildren; and her great-grandchildren. Services were at the First Baptist Church of Comanche. Burial was at Fairlawn Cemetery with arrangements by Dudley Funeral Home.

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ARNOLD, Jack
MAUD, OKLAHOMA: Jack N. Arnold, 74, died May 18, 1999 at Shawnee Regional Hospital. He was born September 7, 1924 in Bloomburg, TX to Smith "Doc" and Mary Alice Bass Arnold. He worked at Amerada Petroleum Company in Seminole for 25 years, and was a pumper in the oil field. He was a former city councilman in Maud. He attended the First Baptist Church in Seminole, and was a past president of the Maud Rotary Club and the Maud Athletic Club. He coached Little League, and was a volunteer firefighter. He is survived by his wife, Ann Hill Arnold; three daughters, Jackie Acree of Maud, Sharon Northcott of Seminole, and Sue Herriman of Konawa; two sisters, Sally Christopher and Mary Clymer, both of Seminole; 6 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the First Baptist Church of Maud. Interment was at Cummings Cemetery with arrangements by Knight Funeral Home.

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ARTER, Clarence M.
ADA, OKLAHOMA: Clarence Mason Arter, 86, died December 11, 2008. He was born December 3, 1922 to Mason and Dolly Bethurem Arter. He was a retired packer at Ideal Cement, where he worked from 1946 until 1984. He was a U.S Army veteran of World War II, having served in Company L of the 349th Infantry. He attended the First Free Will Baptist Church. He is survived by a son, Rev. Rodger Arter and wife Joyce of Fitzhugh; a daughter, Jequeta Keithley and husband Paul of Ada; 3 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Louise Vina Estes Arter; and six brothers, Remus Arter, Ray Arter, Alvin Arter, Otto Arter, Luther Arter, and Claude Arter. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery with arrangements by Criswell Funeral Home.

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ASHLOCK, Raymond
BEGGS, OKLAHOMA: Raymond Lee Ashlock, 77, died June 9, 2004 in Okmulgee. He was born May 26, 1927. He was a real estate agent with Paul Pearson Real Estate Co. for over 20 years, and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of Natura Baptist Church, where he was a song leader. He is survived by his wife, Rosalie Ashlock; a son, Danny Ashlock of Tulsa; two daughters, Debbie Sue Robison and Becky Thompson, both of Tulsa; two stepchildren, Donna Sue Hicks of Bixby, and Richard Richards of Michigan; a brother, Gene Ashlock of Tennessee; 11 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Joseph Ashlock; and his parents. Services were held at Natura Baptist Church. Burial with military rites was at the Beggs Cemetery by McClendon-Winters Funeral Home.

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AVERY, Cecile
COVINGTON, OKLAHOMA: Cecile L. Avery died February 14, 2008. She was born August 8, 1910 in Elizabeth, AR to Elias and Sophia Nimmo McGlasson. She enjoyed cooking and quilting. Survivors include her children and their spouses, Bob and Ruth Avery of Covington, Lorene and Chuck Smith of Perry, Connie and Mary Ann Avery and Don Avery, all of Ponca City, and Jean Dwyre and Bertha and Aaron Staerkel, all of Enid; two stepchildren, Myrtle Covington of Holdenville, and Edna Combs of Fresno, CA; a brother, Jack McGlasson of Eufaula; two sisters, Betty Root of Davis, and Sylvia Doyle of Midwest City; a daughter-in-law, Lou Avery of Enid; 22 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Avery; a daughter, Norma McMartin; a son, Carl; and two stepsons, Earl and Noah Avery. Services were held at St. John's Lutheran Church. Burial was at Covington Cemetery under the direction of Anderson-Burris Funeral Home.

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BAISE, Frank J.
LeFLORE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA: Frank James Baise died May 19, 1889. He was born June 9, 1887 to W.C. and Alice Baise. Burial was at Leard Cemetery.

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BAKER, George H.
OWASSO, OKLAHOMA: George Hazel Baker, 69, died February 21, 1977. He was born December 5, 1907 to Jake and Jane Gentry Baker. He is survived by his wife, Auda Tee Baker; two sons, Fred and Billy; five brothers, Otis, Herschel, Howard, Wade, and Clinton; 6 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held at Dutch Mills Baptist Church in Dutch Mills, AR. Interment was at Dutch Mills Cemetery.

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BARRY, Iva
ENID, OKLAHOMA: Iva Barry, 77, died November 24, 2006. She was born April 15, 1929 to Henry B. and Myrtle I. Payne Campbell. She was a caregiver. Survivors include five sons, Patrick Barry of Enid, C. Wayne Daniel (Mary) of Bison, James Jamieson (Cindy) of Oceanside, CA, Robert Barry (Judy) of Gold Hill, OR, and Timothy Barry (Teresa) of Central Point, OR; two sisters, Ada Margaret Stahl of Enid, and Dixie Lee McHenry of Osborne, KS; two brothers, Marvin Hetherington of Ponca City, and Marvin Henry Campbell of Muskogee; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Barry; a son, Thomas Daniel; two sisters, Donna Kent and Patsy Patterson; and her parents. Services were held at the Assembly of God Church in Perry. Interment was at Elm Grove Cemetery in Muskogee. Cremation arrangements were handled by Anderson-Burris Funeral Home.

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BARTON, Edith
McALESTER, OKLAHOMA: Edith Irene Barton, 88, died July 23, 2009. She was born November 15, 1920 to Estras and Edna Frazier Sharp. She was a member of the PTA and the Order of the Eastern Star. She attended the First Christian Church of McAlester for over 50 years. She is survived by two stepsons, Joe L. Barton of Altus, and Charles W. Barton (Juanita) of Livermore, CA; a stepdaughter, Charlene W. Schmidt of Long Beach, CA; a brother, Richard Sharp (Mary) of Adamson; four sisters, Inez Nance of Bedford, TX, Estelene Wilson of Livermore, CA, Carlene Goodman of Cove Creek, AZ, and Arlene Benttencourt of Livermore, CA; 2 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Mason Barton; two sons, Freddie E. Barton and John Mason Barton; her parents; and two brothers, Estras S. "Bud" Sharp and Robert "Buster" S. Sharp. Interment was at Memory Gardens Memorial Park Cemetery by Chaney-Harkins Funeral Home.

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BARTZ Ruth
FAIRVIEW, OKLAHOMA: Ruth Ann Bartz, 94, died October 11, 2006 at the Fairview Fellowship Home. She was born August 19, 1912 in Munger, TX to Elijah and Maude Eugene Hancock Duke. She was a nurse, and was also a dental hygienist. She worked in hospitals in Waco, TX, and also at Hillcrest Hospital in Oklahoma City. She had worked as an airplane mechanic during World War II. In her later years, she was a hostess at Grandy's, where she worked until the age of 85. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Corpus Christi, and the American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include a daughter, Beverly Morawski (Robert Wayne) of Fairview; two sons, Arthur Gene Bartz of Garland, TX, and Robert Bartz (Estelle) of Waco; two sisters, Jewel Scoggins of Lexington, KY, and Helen Peters of Michigan; a brother, Gene Steel (Sally) of Groesbeck, TX; 6 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Arthur Bartz; a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Bartz; two sisters; and six brothers. Interment was at the Fairview Cemetery under the direction of Fairview Funeral Home.

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BATES, Hattie
WAGONER, OKLAHOMA: Hattie Lindsey Bates died November 8, 1911. She was born January 3, 1871 to Riley and Maria Lindsey. She was educated at Cherokee Female Seminary, and taught in Cherokee Nation public schools. She was a Methodist. She was a member of the Daughters of the Confederacy and the 20th Century Club. She was survived by three sisters; and two brothers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Samuel Ralston Bates; and two children. Interment was at Elmwood Cemetery.

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BATTISTA, Anna
LAWTON, OKLAHOMA: Anna Battista, 79, died September 5, 2008 in Lawton. She was born in Reykjavik, Iceland on October 22, 1928 to Arni Sigurjonsson and Sveinlavg Torsteinsdottir. Survivors include her husband, Rocco Battista; two sons, Baldur B. LaVoque (Koviljka) of Lawton, and Thorstien LaVoque (Helga) of Hollywood, FL; three sisters, Lauga Karlsdottir of Hafnanjodur, Iceland, and Magga Arnadottir and Unner Arnadottir, both of Reykjavik, Iceland; 2 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; and two brothers. Memorial services were held in Hollywood, FL. Local arrangements were handled by Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home.

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BENDABOUT, Josephine
ARKOMA, OKLAHOMA: Josephine Bendabout, 75, died May 22, 2006 in Fort Smith, AR. She was born October 12, 1930 in Stillwell, OK to John Bendabout and Louise McLemore. She attended the Indian First Baptist Church in Stillwell. Survivors include two daughters, Tammy McGuire and Laura Gooley, both of Arkoma; six sons, Charlie Batt of Tahlequah, Larry Batt of Huntington, AR, Jerry Batt and Jeff Batt, both of Fort Smith, AR, and Johnny Batt and Mark Batt, both of Arkoma; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Batt; and her parents. Services were held at Grace Manor Memorial Chapel. Cremation arrangements were handled by Grace Manor Funeral Home.

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BENNETT, Robert
COLCORD, OKLAHOMA: Robert Otha Bennett, 73, died December 13, 1996. He was born December 29, 1922 to Ray and Frances Smith Bennett. He was a retired John Deere dealer. He was a Mason, and was a member of the Elkhart, KS Historical Society and the Elkhart Dusters Baseball Association. He is survived by his wife, Xyla Bennett; a son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Carolyn Bennett; a sister, Herthel Decker; and 2 grandchildren. Services were held at Sharon United Methodist Church. Interment was at Elmwood Cemetery in Woodward, OK.

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BICKERSTAFF, A.J.
WAURIKA, OKLAHOMA: Arthur J. "Art" Bickerstaff, 85, died January 18, 1993. He was born April 10, 1907. He was a former resident of Wellington, TX, where he farmed and worked as a mechanic. He came to Waurika in 1957, and opened Bickerstaff Grocery Store, which he and his wife operated until retirement. They also ran a laundry business. He attended the First Baptist Church in Waurika. He is survived by a son, W.J. Bickerstaff of Marlow; a sister, Ethel Cruce of Rodeo, CA; 3 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Agnes Inez "Sally" Rogers Bickerstaff. Services were held at the Waurika First Baptist Church. Interment was at the Waurika Cemetery.

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BIGGOOSE, Maxine
PONCA CITY, OKLAHOMA: Maxine D. Biggoose, 81, died April 15, 2005 at the Ponca Nursing Home. She was born February 24, 1924 in Ponca City to Theodore and Zilla Roy Biggoose. She was a U.S. Army veteran, and worked for Boeing Aircraft. She was a member of the Ponca Indian United Methodist Church. She is survived by a sister, Adah Grant of Red Rock; her nieces and nephews; a godson, David Wehr; and a close friend, Thelma Wehr. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister. Services were held at the Ponca Indian United Methodist Church. Interment with military honors was at the Ponca Indian Tribal Cemetery with arrangements by Trout Funeral Home.

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BIRCH, George
KINGFISHER, OKLAHOMA: George Birch, 80, died January 20, 1901. He was survived by a son-in-law, O.H.P. McDowell, with whom he lived. Burial was at Kingfisher Cemetery.

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BISHOP, Pansy
SPAVINAW, OKLAHOMA: Pansy Bishop. 83, died January 27, 1990 in Pryor, OK. She was born December 25, 1906 to John and Cora Wolf Provolt. She had been an apartment manager in Leavenworth, KS, and also formerly lived in Chillicothe, MO. Survivors include two sons, Norman L. Smith of Spavinaw and Clarence Smith of Chillicothe, MO; 3 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sisters and five brothers. Interment was at Edgewood Cemetery in Chillicothe, MO.

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BLACK, Bob
IDABEL, OKLAHOMA: Bob Black, 66, died April 19, 2002 in Tyler, TX. He was born September 9, 1935 in Altus, OK. He formerly operated Black's Custom Automotive, and had also worked for General Dynamics. He was a veteran of the Air Force. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Lou Black; two sons, Ben Jay Black of Trinity, TX, and Bobby Lee Black of Holly Creek; a daughter, Susan Ramsey of Trinity; three stepdaughters, Latina Prewitt of Idabel, Becky Smith of Fort Worth, TX, and Kim Sharp of Hot Springs, AR; his father, Grady Black of Idabel; two sisters, Virginia Black of Idabel and Debra Bell of Plano, TX; 5 grandchildren; 9 step-grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a step great-grandchild; 2 nephews; and other relatives and friends. Burial was at Denison Cemetery by Norwood-Coffey-Leonard Funeral Home.

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BLACKMON, Isaiah
TULSA, OKLAHOMA: Isaiah Blackmon, 81, died March 30, 2011 in Tulsa. He was born August 13, 1929 in Little Rock, AR to Willie James Blackmon and Cristina Marks Blackmon. Survivors include three sons, Ray Blackmon, Sam Blackmon, and Gary Blackmon, all of Tulsa; a daughter, Jeanett Ingram (Keith); six siblings and their spouses, Georgia Nero (Ernest) of Fort Gibson, Nieleesta Payne of Denver, CO, Betty Dawson (Terry) of Tucson, AZ; and Herman Blackmon (Joyce), Geneva Smith, and Booker Blackmon, all of Muskogee; 5 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; his nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Leona Schumpert Blackmon; his parents; and five siblings. Services were held at Shiloh Baptist Church. Interment was at Green Acres Cemetery in Tulsa with arrangements by Moore's Memory Chapel.

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BLACKWOOD, John
DELAWARE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA: John Blackwood, 50, died March 24, 1906. He lived in the Moseley Prairie area, and was a Mason. He was survived by his wife and eight children, Margaret Garrett, Cora Elrod, Mary Garrett, and Berl, Lee, Leta, William, and Henry Blackwood. Burial was at Johnson Cemetery.

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BLADES, Alford
HARDESTY, OKLAHOMA: Alford Blades died July 25, 1928. He was born April 9, 1921 to Mr. and Mrs. Lon Blades. Burial was at Hartville Cemetery.

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BLAIR, Raymond E.
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA: Raymond Earl Blair, 85, died November 18, 2006. He was born February 18, 1921 to Elmer and Ina Blair. He attended Oklahoma A&M, and retired from the construction industry. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He attended Piedmont United Methodist Church, and was a Mason and a charter member of the Piedmont Historical Society. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Phyllis Marcene Ussary Boyd; his daughters, Karen Davidson of Port Aransas, TX, Darlene Mitchell of Piedmont, and Bernice Luken of Orlando, FL; 5 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Boyd and Howard Blair and Verlin Nolan; and his parents. Interment was at Kansas Cemetery in Piedmont under the direction of Smith and Turner Mortuary.

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BLINDWOMAN, Minnie
KINGFISHER, OKLAHOMA: Minnie Julia Blindwoman, 85, died February 3, 2010. She was born June 27, 1924 to William Harrison and Josie Rednose. She was a member of the Kingfisher War Mothers, the Indian Baptist Church of Kingfisher, and the Native American Church. She is survived by five daughters, Vergenta Littlecalf (Gib) and Clara Blindwoman, all of Ashland, MT, Thomascine White Woman (Vernell, Sr.) and Wilma Yardley (Albert), all of Rapid City, SD, and Ethel Blindwoman of Kingfisher; three sisters, Imogene Risingsun of Montana, Jaunita Nullake (Walter) of Oklahoma City, and Mary Elizabeth Neconie (Harold) of Enid; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Blindwoman, Jr.; two daughters, Lolita Coffey and Sarah Jane Blindwoman; two brothers, Edward Harrison and Nathan Rednose; a sister, Emaline Tasso; and a granddaughter. Services were held at the Kingfisher County Fairgrounds Women's Building. Burial was at Kingfisher Cemetery with arrangements by Huber-Benson Funeral Home.

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BLUEBACK, Alan
WHITE EAGLE, OKLAHOMA: Alan Lee Blueback, 57, died November 27, 2009 at his residence. He was born May 4, 1952 to Eugene Brown and Sylvenia Blueback in Pawnee, OK. He was a sports fan and liked wrestling, the Washington Redskins, and the Nebraska Cornhuskers, as well as playing bingo, dominoes and shinny. He enjoyed telling stories and cooking for the Hethuska, which he did for over 25 years. Survivors include his wife, Catherine Louise Garriott Blueback; his children, Arthur Blueback, Abbie Blueback, Crystal Blueback, Evelyn Rojas, Archie Lowe, Althea Watchman, Natasha Watchman, Skylar Blueback, and Jamie LeClair; an uncle, Albert Blackcole; an aunt, Mable LeClair; his mother-in-law, Sandra Ross; his siblings; his grandchildren; and his friends, including Neiman Roy. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Debra Bussey. Services were held at the Ponca Indian Methodist Church. Interment was at the Ponca Tribal Cemetery with arrangements by Grace Memorial Chapel.

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BLUESTONE, James
WATONGA, OKLAHOMA: James Lawrence Kaulaity Bluestone, 20, died April 29, 2008. He was born August 18, 1987 to James Bluestone, Sr. and Martha Kaulaity. He attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University, and worked as a security guard at Lucky Star Casino. He is survived by his companion, Joann West of Watonga; his mother; two half-sisters, Deana Steger of Fort Worth, TX, and Stephanie Blevins of New Mexico; three half-brothers, Mark, James and Rex Kauliaty, all of New Town, ND; five uncles, Alvin Kaulaity of Dallas, Adam Kaulaity of Mountain View, George Kaulaity of Carnegie, Jessie Kaulaity of Fort Defiance, AZ, and Clifford Reeder of Oklahoma City; seven aunts, Alpha Kaulaity Nelson and Valerie Kaulaity, both of Oklahoma City, Sallie Watt of Salamanca, NY, Nema Kaulaity of Anadarko, Cherie Kaulaity of Mountain View, Janice Kaulaity of Bakersfeld, CA, and Carol Vetter of Pawnee; his nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father; an aunt, Lanora Catterson; his maternal grandparents, Adam and Helen Kaulaity; and his paternal grandparents, Thomas and Margaret Bluestone. Services were held at at Rainy Mountain Kiowa Indian Baptist Church. Burial was at Samone Cemetery.

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BOATRIGHT, James
PONTOTOC, OKLAHOMA: James Madison Boatright, 70, died March 16, 1936 at the family home in Pontotoc. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Emma Jane Norman, Mrs. Myrtle Snoddy, and Mrs. Eunice Harden; and three sons, James B. Boatright, W.H. Boatright, and J.T. Boatright. Interment was at the Pontotoc Cemetery under the direction of Keith Funeral Chapel.

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BOGGS, Thomas
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA: Thomas Boggs died May 10, 1951. He was born March 8, 1864. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American War, and served in the 2nd Nebraska Infantry. Interment was at Memorial Park Cemetery.

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BOOKER, DeMelvin
SHAWNEE, OKLAHOMA: DeMelvin Booker, 53, died July 20, 2003. Services were held at Farrall and Bell Church of Christ. Burial was at Earlsboro Cemetery with arrangements by Temple and Sons Funeral Directors.

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BOON, Flossie
WATONGA, OKLAHOMA: Flossie Edna Boon, 91, died December 1, 2005. She was born January 23, 1914 in Dewey County, OK to William Henry and Oley Lenora Luton Hightower. She was a babysitter, and also worked at the Jesus Closet. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene, and enjoyed needlework and quilting. Survivors include her nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Adell; her parents; three sisters; and four brothers. Services were held at the Nazarene Church in Watonga. Interment was at West Mount Pleasant Cemetery under the direction of Wilkinson Mortuary.

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BORCHERS, Velma
EL RENO, OKLAHOMA: Velma P. Borchers died May 9, 2008. She was born February 1, 1920 to John H. and Iola M. Leach McNew. She was a graduate of Hills Business School, and was a retired bookkeeper. She was a War Department secretary in Washington, DC during World War II, and was a member of the American Legion Ladies' Auxiliary. She attended the First Christian Church. She is survived by a daughter, Kathleen Borchers of El Reno; her nieces and nephews; three sisters-in-law, Elsie Cavins of Bethany, Hope McNew of El Reno, and Louise Johnson of Clinton; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Borchers; a brother, Olin McNew; and her parents. Interment was at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Oklahoma City with arrangements by Wilson Funeral Home.

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BORING, Nadine
ADA, OKLAHOMA: Nadine Evelyn Boring, 84, died February 17, 2009. She was born November 19, 1924 to Ira C. and Dollie Moore Reed. She worked at the Oklahoma Extension Office, the ASCS office, and for Jack Whomble, CPA. She was a former secretary of Rural Water District #4, and attended Central Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband, Johnnie Boring; two daughters, Brenda Sue Boring of Pauls Valley, and Carol Jane Boring Burleigh (Charles) of Ada; 2 grandchildren; and twin great-grandsons. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Johnny Reed, Sydney Clayton Reed, and Lewis Reed; and her parents. Services were held at Central Church of Christ. Burial was at Rosedale Cemetery by Criswell Funeral Home.

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BOST, Callie
WESTVILLE, OKLAHOMA: Rhoda Caledonia "Callie" Watson Bost, 87, died March 8, 1962 in Searcy, Arkansas. She was born August 28, 1874 to Samuel Watson and Lucinda Elender King. She was survived by a son and daughter-in-law, William Clyde and Nola Fusselman Bost of Westville; and a daughter and son-in-law, Mary Elizabeth and Dr. George Bond. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Bost; and a son, Andrew Jasper Bost. Interment was at the Westville Cemetery under the direction of Luginbuel Funeral Home.

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BOWLES, Sharon
KANSAS, OKLAHOMA: Sharon Bowles, 69, died October 22, 2008, at her home. She was born January 29, 1939 in Cushing, OK to Douglas and Mary Pinion. She was a psychometrist for the State of Oklahoma, and administered IQ tests. She was a member of the Kansas Church of Christ. She is survived by a daughter, Cathy Cannon of Kansas; two sons, Mark Bowles of Kansas, and Jimmy Boles of North Dakota; a sister, Connie Piche of Buda, TX; 3 grandchildren; and 4 step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mack Bowles; and two daughters, Debra Odle and Vicki Chmiel. Services were held at the Kansas Church of Christ. Burial was at Kansas Cemetery by Wasson Funeral Home.

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BOYD, Cleo
EDMOND, OKLAHOMA: Cleo Lenabell Cox Boyd, 88, died January 27, 1996. She was preceded in death by her husband, William B. Boyd. Burial was at Benton County Memorial Park in Rogers, Arkansas under the direction of Burns Funeral Home in Bentonville, AR.

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BREWCZYNSKI, Leon
LAWTON, OKLAHOMA: Leon J. Brewczynski, 78, died April 12, 2008. He was born April 19, 1929 to Oscar Leon and Wanda Brewczynski Smith. He retired from Anderson-Fletcher Supply Company, and also worked for Locke Supply and Hallmark. He was a former member of the U.S. Army National Guard, and served with the 45th Division in the Korean War. He attended the First Baptist Church, and was an award-winning bowler. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Ivans Brewczynski; a daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Mike Thompson of Lawton; 2 grandsons; a nephew; and 2 nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents. Services were held at the First Baptist Church. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Gardens with arrangements by Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home.

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BRIXEY, Andrew
GIDEON, OKLAHOMA: Andrew H. Brixey died April 22, 1945. He was born September 21, 1919. He was a casualty of World War II. He served with the 411th Infantry. Interment was at Blue Springs Cemetery under the direction of Hersman Funeral Home.

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BROCK, Charles
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA: Charles Edward Brock, 90, died Feburary 23, 2010. He was born May 3, 1919. He was a retired aircraft mechanic with Tinker Air Force Base, and attended Brookwood Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He is survived by his wife, Vera Brock; a son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Susan Brock; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren, his nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie Logan and Hettie E. Stewart Brock; two brothers; and six sisters. Arrangements were handled by Vondel L. Smith and Sons Mortuary.

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BROCKMAN, Harry
FORT SUPPLY, OKLAHOMA: Harry Brockman, 31, was buried December 10, 1892 at the Fort Supply Post Cemetery.

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BROOKS, Dorothy
SAPULPA, OKLAHOMA: Dorothy Riley Brooks, died September 9, 2008. She was born March 12, 1918 to Charles and Pearl Riley. She attended the First Church of God. She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn Henshaw and Peggy McArthur; and 2 grandsons. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Brooks. Interment was at Green Hill Memorial Mausoleum by Green Hill Funeral Home.

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BROWN, Clara
DURANT, OKLAHOMA: Clara Renda Brown died May 17, 1992 at her residence. She was born July 1, 1908 in Roff. She was a retired nurse, and attended Calvary Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Billy Jacobs of Andarko, and Clyde Brown of Cedar Crest, NM; 6 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. Burial was at Highland Cemetery by Murray Funeral Home.

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BROWN, Shirley
OWASSO, OKLAHOMA: Shirley Ann Davis Brown, 69, died October 16, 2008 in Fort Smith, AR. She was born March 25, 1939 in Brookland, AR to John Edward Davis and Rosa Lee Elder. She is survived by her husband, Dewey B. Brown; three sons, D. Kevin Brown (Jean) of Bixby, Andrew D. Brown (Leslie) of San Antonio, TX, and Martin H. Brown (Kathy) of Topeka, KS; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Don and Ellie Brown of Duncan, Hugh and Viva Brown of Hope, AR, and Steve and Mary Olive of Midland, TX; and 2 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and 2 grandchildren. Burial was at Ridgelawn Cemetery in Collinsville under the direction of Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home.

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BUCHANAN, Alvin
DURANT, OKLAHOMA: Alvin Lynn Buchanan, 24, died November 30, 1984 in Durant. He was born January 23, 1960 to Alvin and Lena Beal Buchanan. He was of the Pentecostal faith. Survivors include his parents; three sisters, Mrs. Louis Payne, Mrs. Dorothy Barnes, and Mrs. Linda Christian; three brothers, Don Robertson, Billy Robertson, and Ricky Buchanan; his aunts and uncles; and his nieces and nephews. Interment was at Highland Cemetery under the direction of Coffey Funeral Home.

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BUFFALOHEAD, Thelma
PONCA CITY, OKLAHOMA: Thelma R. Buffalohead, 85, died October 26, 2008 at the Ponca City Medical Center. She was born December 26, 1922 near Ponca City to Thomas Roy and Lizzie Makes Cloud Roy. She was a member of the Ponca Indian Full Gospel Church, and enjoyed animals, gardening, baking, singing, children, and reading the Bible. Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Thurman Buffalohead; a daughter, Linda Rhea of Ponca City; 5 grandsons; 4 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; her nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Stacey Buffalohead; two sisters; and three brothers. Services were held at the Ponca Indian Full Gospel Church. Burial was at the Ponca Tribal Cemetery with arrangements by Grace Memorial Chapel.

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BUFFINGTON, Ezekiel
WESTVILLE, OKLAHOMA: Ezekiel Buffington died January 4, 1864. He was born August 7, 1811 to Ellis Buffington, Sr. and Catherine Daniel Buffington. Burial was at the Westville Cemetery.

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BULLER, Wilma
EDMOND, OKLAHOMA: Wilma Buller died December 8, 2002. She was born December 18, 1918 to Carl and Agatha Mornhinweg. She retired from the mail room at Oklahoma Christian University after 22 years of service. She and her husband were dorm parents at the Maude Carpenter Children's Home in Wichita, KS for 9 years. Survivors include her husband, Clarence Buller; a daughter and son-in-law, Patsy and Jim Hill of Edmond; a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Pat Buller of Edmond; a brother, Albert Mornhinweg of Halstead, KS; a sister, Louise Johnson of Halstead, KS; her nieces and nephews; 5 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Grace Hullett of Larned, KS. Interment was at Gracelawn Cemetery.

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BURGER, Rev. Joseph W.
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA: Father Joseph William Burger, 91, died August 21, 2012. He was born July 2, 1921 in New Hamburg, MO to Henry A. and Anna Jelan Burger. He grew up in Cape Girardeau, MO. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He studied at Xavier University in Cincinnati, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Maryknoll Seminary in Maryland. He completed seminary training at Assumption Seminary in San Antonio, and was ordained December 21, 1954 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Oklahoma City. He spent over 50 years serving in churches in western Oklahoma. He was assigned to St. Peter's Church in Woodward, St. Joseph Church in Buffalo, Sacred Heart Church in Mangum, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Hollis, St. Anthony of Padua Church in Okeene, and St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Seiling. He served for 10 years at St. Peter's Church in Guymon, St. Joseph Church in Blackwell, and St. Joseph Church in Tonkawa. He was active in Hispanic ministry. He was Archdiocesan Director of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Apostleship of Prayer, and Archdiocesan Director of Catholic Rural Life. He was the recipient of multiple awards, including the Fr. Stanley Rother Faithful Shepherd Award and the Las Casas Award in Canton, OK in recognition of his work with the Cheyenne and Arapaho people. He is survived by his nieces and nephews; his friends, including those at Saint Ann Nursing Home; and the people he served during his years of ministry. Services were held at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Interment was at Resurrection Cemetery in Oklahoma City.

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BURNEY, Vicy
McALESTER, OKLAHOMA: Vicy Burney died of complications from childbirth on January 18, 1927. She was born May 24, 1903 to R.H. and Nancy Love Burney. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery under the direction of Chaney Funeral Home.

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BURRIS, Mahala
COLLINSVILLE, OKLAHOMA: Mahala Jewel "Billie" Burris, 93, died March 15, 2005. She was born May 5, 1911 in Lebanon, MO to Jim Starnes and Laura Belle Agee Starnes. She was a retired nurse, and attended the First Assembly of God Church in Siloam Springs, AR. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ross Burris; a daughter, Evelyn Phelps; and a sister, Farron Brown. Arrangements were entrusted to Wasson Funeral Home.

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BUSHYHEAD, Nancy
GROVE, OKLAHOMA: Nancy Bushyhead, 68, died September 18, 2010 at Grove Intergris Hospital. She was born February 20, 1942 in Spavinaw, OK to Rufus and Mildred Wilson Raymond. She was a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, and had attended Wichita State University. She enjoyed reading and traveling. She is survived by her husband, Willam Bushyhead; a daughter, Laura Etling of Loveland, CO; two sons, Joe Bushyhead of Tulsa, and Glen Bushyhead of Grove; a sister, Pasty Miller of Grove; and a brother, Roy Raymond of Grove. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Audrey Williams; and a brother, Jerry Raymond. Arrangements were handled by Ellis Family Funeral Home.

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BUTCHER, Faye
MULDROW, OKLAHOMA: Faye Virginia Treat Butcher, 78, died March 11, 2005. She was born August 4, 1926 to Claud Treat and Okla Virginia Norris Treat. She is survived by a daughter, Shirley; a brother, Jerry; 2 granddaughters; 4 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Harrison Butcher. Interment was at Blackjack Cemetery by Agent Funeral Home.

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BUTLER, Alene
ARDMORE, OKLAHOMA: Alene Butler, 85, died March 29, 1997. She was born August 24, 1911 to Martin and Mary Oda Hawkins Allgood. She was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Don and Marilyn Butler of Pampa, TX; a sister, Wynema Brown of Tulsa, OK; a brother, V.J. "Bud" Allgood of Stanton, CA; 2 grandsons; and 2 great-grandsons. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Ira Butler; and a daughter, Kay Evers. Interment was at Rose Hill Cemetery with arrangements by Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home.

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BUTTS, Charles
MARSHALL, OKLAHOMA: Charles Bradley Butts, 54, died December 12, 2009. He was born in Muncie, IN on January 2, 1955 to Charles Homer and Elizabeth Ann Hall Butts. He was a former deli, dairy, and grocery manager at 4-T's Discount Foods in Hennessey. He is survived by his wife, Rhonda Streck Butts; three daughters, Elizabeth White, Nena White, and Michela Thomas, all of Wichita Falls, TX; his stepmother, Donna Butts of Indiana; two brothers, John Butts (Brinda) of Duncan, and Ben Butts (Gaylene) of Wichita Falls; and five sisters, Diane Armour (Kent) of Guthrie, Rebecca Jacob (Jim) of Hillsbough, TN, Mary Schroeder (Joe) of Arlington, TX, Debbie Starkey (Dave) of Muncie, and Stephanie Eppard (Bob) of Eaton, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents. Services were held at the United Church of Christ. Cremation arrangements were handled by Cordry-Gritz Funeral Home.

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BYFIELD, Debbie
NOWATA, OKLAHOMA: Debbie Marie Byfield, 56, died February 19, 2010. She was born July 25, 1953 to Franklin John Hash and Mary Grace Starns Hash. She worked at the Nowata County Sheriff's Office for 17 years, serving five different sheriffs. She was an advocate for women and children. She is survived by her husband, Brad Boyles; three children, John David Robinson (Tiffany), Mary Robinson, and Jennifer Sutherlin (T.J.), all of Nowata; eight siblings, Josephine Albert, Hew Hash, Patty Jacobs, and Cora Livingston, all of Nowata, Elizabeth Wilson, Carolyn Robinson, Katherine Giles, all of Montana, and Ben Hash of Kansas; 8 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Bud Hash; and a grandchild. Services were at the First Baptist Church of Nowata. Interment was at Winganon Cemetery by Benjamin Funeral Service.

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CABIOC, Melton A.
SAND SPRINGS, OKLAHOMA: Melton Allen Cabioc, 80, died February 24, 2007. He was born October 17, 1926 to Delia Ball and Cecilio A. Cabioc. He was a machinist at the Texaco refinery. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and served with the 25th Ordinance Maintenance Company. He is survived by his wife, Lola Pearson Cabioc; a son, Terry Allen Cabioc of Tulsa; a daughter, Shelley Ann Cabioc of Tulsa; his stepdaughters, Cynthia Doughtry, Judy Monroe, and Kathy Rene Coulter, all of Tulsa, and Patricia Ann Flores of Fayettville, AR; two brothers, Oakley Cabioc of Sand Springs, and Clyde Cabioc of Tulsa; and 5 grandchildren. Interment was at Woodland Cemetery with arrangements by Fitzgerald Ivy Chapel.

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CAFFARO, Allera A.
McALESTER, OKLAHOMA: Allera Antonino Caffaro died December 2, 1904. He was born in Italy in 1872. He was a military veteran. Interment was at St. Joseph Cemetery.

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CAINE, Ronald
LOCUST GROVE, OKLAHOMA: Ronald Caine, 60, died May 15, 1999 at his residence. He was born April 13, 1939 in Sand Springs to Jack Henry and Florence French Caine. He was a retired master sergeant with the U.S. Air Force, and had also recently retired from the U.S. Postal Service in Tahlequah. He was a member of the VFW in Locust Grove, and enjoyed the internet, computer games, fishing, and playing poker. Survivors include his wife, Nila Marrs Caine; a son, Todd Caine of Pryor; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lori and Tim Mullins of Locust Grove, and Lisa and Richard Edwards of Dallas; a brother, Jack Caine of Tulsa; and 6 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Services were held at Cornerstone Outreach Church. Interment was at Hogan Cemetery with arrangements by Locust Grove Funeral Home.

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CALFY, Betty
WALTERS, OKLAHOMA: Betty Louise Calfy, 76, died February 14, 2009. She was born June 15, 1932 to William Wesley "Bill" and Virgie May Bridges Glasgow. She worked as a cook at the school cafeteria in Walters, and was also the bookkeeper for Calfy Heat and Air. She attended Bible Baptist Church, and enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles. She is survived by three daughters, Glenda Brown (Johnnie) of Duncan, Cindy Lee of Pittsburg, TX, and Sandra Laughlin (Pete) of Bossier City, LA; three sons, Garlen Calfy (Cathy) of Martins Mill, TX, and Clint Calfy (Melissa) and Steve Calfy, all of Walters; a sister, Margie Bellar of Bowie, TX; three brothers, John R. Glasgow of Bowie, TX, and Billy Glasgow and Jim Glasgow, both of Wichita Falls, TX; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Calfy; her parents; a sister, Loretta Jacobs; two brothers, Clarence Glasgow and Ernest "Bud" Glasgow; and a grandson, William Victor Laughlin. Services were held at Calvary Baptist Church. Interment was at Walters Cemetery with arrangements by Hart-Wyatt Funeral Home.

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CAMREN, Betty
WANN, OKLAHOMA: Betty Ruth Miller Camren, 67, died October 26, 2009 at Jane Phillips Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Virgil Ellis; a daughter, Macie A. Garr of Caney, KS; a son, Charles M. Shufeldt of LaCentre, WA; a stepson, Lewis Miller of Copan; three sisters, Shirley Miller of Nowata, Ruby Norwood of Pittsburg, CA, and Juanita Kelly of Santa Rosa, CA; three brothers, Jimmy Gaskill and Frankie Gaskill, both of Nowata, and Kenny Rizor; 7 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Christian Cowboy Ministries in the Old Wann Methodist Church Building. Cremation arrangements were handled by Stumpff Funeral Home and Crematory.

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CANARY, Robert E.
MOORE, OKLAHOMA: Robert Eugene Canary, 51, died June 19, 2010 in Oklahoma City. He was born May 27, 1959 in Oklahoma City. He enjoyed computers, sports, music, playing the drums, and collecting coins. Survivors include his mother, Katherine Canary; a brother, James Canary (Darla) of Moore; a nephew; and a niece. He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Canary; and his grandparents, Noah and Maydell Canary, and Steve and Alice Berard. Interment was at the Moore Cemetery with arrangements by John M. Ireland Funeral Home.

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CARBITCHER, Younger
SEMINOLE, OKLAHOMA: Younger B. "Sonny" Carbitcher, 33, died December 9, 2001 at Valley View Hospital in Ada. He was born March, 26, 1968 in Talihina to Jimmy Carbitcher, Jr. and Nancy Mae Deer. He worked in the maintenance department of the Seminole Nation Development Authority, and was a member of Middle Creek #2 Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Karen Anya Factor; three daughters, Elizabeth Carbitcher of Seminole, Michelle Burden of Wewoka, and Tiffany Carbitcher of Konawa; four sons, Jason Carbitcher of Seminole, and Jake, Monroe, and Brandon Carbitcher, all of Konawa; his mother, of Bowlegs; six sisters, Pat Larney of Norman, Betty Wahweah of El Reno, Marion Brown and Marina Brown, both of Bowlegs, and Nettie Haney and Dora Hill, both of Seminole; and three brothers, Cooky Carbitcher of Seminole, Rusty Carbitcher of Stroud, and Jimpsey Carbitcher of Dallas, TX. He was preceded in death by his father. Burial was at the Carbitcher Family Cemetery with arrangements by Swearingen Funeral Home.

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CARNES, Velma
TULSA, OKLAHOMA: Velma E. Burson Carnes, 50, died September 1, 1971 in a Tulsa hospital. She was born September 14, 1921 in Fayetteville, AR to Julius and Bertha Burson. She was a member of the Christian Church, and was a former Fayetteville resident. Survivors include her husband, Odell Carnes; four daughters, Mrs. Martha Lee Spicer of Tulsa, Mrs. Marian Louise Morrison of Hartshorne, and Kathleen Anne and Cynthia Dianne, both of the home; seven sisters, Mrs. Lennie Vaughn of Gentry, AR, Mrs. Naomi Williams and Gertrude Burson, both of Tulsa, Mrs. Josephine Brown of Bartlesville, Mrs. Martha Smith of Fayetteville, Mrs. Ethel Karr of Hesperia, CA, and Mrs. Ann Skelton of Ontario, CA; four brothers, Bob Burson of Peggs, J.A. Burson of Inola, and George and John B. Burson of Fayetteville; and 3 grandchildren. Interment was at Son's Chapel Cemetery in Fayetteville, AR.

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CASSLE, Sidney Janet
BOISE CITY, OKLAHOMA: Sidney Janet Nobles Cassle, 88, died April 24, 2008. She was born May 7, 1919 to Samuel Boyd and Birdie Smith Miller. She married Dickie Nobles, and was later married R.C. Cassle. She is survived by two daughters, D'Ann Labrier of Perryton, TX, and Winona Sue Harington of Simi Valley, CA; a brother, James Howard Miller of Elizabethtown, KY; two sisters, MarJoe Hall of Las Cruces, NM, and Jeraldine Zimmer of Mountain View; 11 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Boise City under the direction of Cimarron Mortuary.

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CASTANEDA, Jesus
PONCA CITY, OKLAHOMA: Jesus Castaneda, 32, died August 15, 2008. He was born May 18, 1976 in Chihuahua, Mexico to Urbano Castaneda Valdez and Maria Reyes Ramirez de Castaneda. Survivors include his wife, Leslie Ramirez; his parents; two daughters, Leslie N. Castaneda and Aylin D. Castaneda; a sister, Claudia Castaneda; and his brothers, Andres Castaneda, Julio Castaneda, Heber Castaneda, and Aaron Castaneda of Blackwell. Services were held at Casa de Oracion Church. Cremation arrangements were handled by Blackwell Funeral Home.

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CATHEY, Gevana
WILBURTON, OKLAHOMA: Gevana Cathey, 83, died February 14, 2009. She was born June 16, 1925 in Talihina, OK to James K. and Nancy E. Bunton Cantrell. She was a retired nurse's aide. She is survived by a daughter, Connie Sue Cantrell of Arizona; three sisters, Lois Stephens of Oklahoma City, Juanita Chavis of New Mexico, and Josie Meeks of California; a brother, Bennie Cantrell of Celena, TX; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, John H. Cathey; her parents; three brothers, Denver Cantrell, Buddy Cantrell, and Carl Cantrell; three stepsisters, Geneva Cantrell, Stella Boatright, and Ella Kennedy; and two stepbrothers, Roy Cantrell and Bill Cantrell. Interment was at Damon Valley Cemetery by Talihina Funeral Home.

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CAYLEN, Charles H.
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA: Charles Haskell Caylen, 84, died March 30, 2006. He was born November 16, 1921. He owned Sooner Well Log Service for over 40 years, and was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was a member of Emanuel Synagogue, B'nai B'rith, Temple B'nai Israel, and the Greater Jewish Federation of Oklahoma City. He was a contestant on Wheel of Fortune. He is survived by a sister, Ann Kennett of Oklahoma City; a nephew, Joseph Shaver of Oklahoma City; two nieces, Johannah Luza and Janice Dietsch, both of Dallas; his great-nephews and great-nieces; a great-great-niece and a great-great nephew; his special friends, Marsha Emmer Addis, Max Schiff, Albert Janco, and Joe Foster; and his caregiver, Sammie Macey. He was preceded in death by his wife of over 40 years, Isabella Caylen. Services were held at Emanuel Synagogue. Interment was at Emanuel Hebrew Cemetery.

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CERAUSKAS, Barbara
ENID, OKLAHOMA: Barbara G. Cerauskas, age 83, died December 13, 2006. She was born January 1, 1923. She was a legal secretary for 45 years. She attended Calvary Chapel, and was a member of the Sons of Italy. Survivors include two daughters, Kathi Volck of Enid, and Sharon DeFalco of Illinois; a son, William Seagrave of Illinois; two half-brothers, Gene Wilk and Jack Wilk; her grandchildren; and her great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Seagrave; a son, Richard Seagrave; a sister; and a brother. Services were held at Calvary Chapel. Cremation arrangements were handled by Anderson-Burris Funeral Home and Crematory.

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CHAO, Ping Sung
LAWTON, OKLAHOMA: Ping Sung Chao, 79, died April 27, 2007. He was was born March 3, 1928. He came to the U.S. in 1978, and to Lawton in 1982. He had owned several area restaurants, including Empress of China, Hunan Garden, and Panda House. At the time of his passing, he and his family owned China Wok and the Wok and Roll restaurants. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Chen; a daughter, Shu Romero (Fernando); two sons, Chih H. Chao (Connie), and Chih C. Chao (Donna); and 8 grandchildren. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Gardens under the direction of Whinery-Huddleston Funeral Home.

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CHAPPELL, Brenda
CRESCENT, OKLAHOMA: Brenda K. Chappell, 60, died September 19, 2008. She was born December 26, 1947 to the late James Harvey and Golda H. Liggett Chappell. She was an office manager for medical offices, and was employed at Mercy Northwest for 15 years. She is survived by a stepdaughter, Tami Kasik (Frank) and their children; a brother, James L. Chappell (Raydene) of Oklahoma City; an aunt, Florene Oltmans; and other relatives and friends. Services were held at First Christian Church. Burial was at Crescent Cemetery by Abernathy Aaron Funeral Home.

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CHECOTAH, Wallace
TULSA, OKLAHOMA: Wallace Checotah, 58, died January 5, 2005 in Tulsa. He was born May 13, 1946 in Beggs to Barney and Marie DuBoise Checotah. He was a retired construction worker, and enjoyed hunting, fishing and cooking. He is survived by a daughter, Margaret LeClure of Bristow; four brothers, Roman Checotah of Beggs, and Barney, Leroy and Donnie Checotah, all of Tulsa; three sisters, Lucille Cottrell of Tulsa, Wilma Wright of Oklahoma City and Delois Antwine of the home; 2 grandchildren; his nieces and nephews; and his friends. Interment was at the Beggs Cemetery with arrangements by McClendon-Winters Funeral Home.

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CHESSER, Jewell
ADA, OKLAHOMA: Jewell Chesser, 89, died May 8, 2008 at Woodland Hills Nursing Home in Allen. She was born August 1, 1918 in Ada to James Roy Jenkins and Elizabeth Ingram Jenkins. She was a licensed practical nurse, and was a Baptist. Survivors include five daughters, Nancy Owens of Roff, Pamela Hoggatt of Oil Center, Virginia Phillips of Upland, CA, and Sena Brown and Lovena Drymon, both of Ada; five sisters, Shirley Martin, Shila Austin, Patsy Body, Judy Young, and Charlotte Johnson; two brothers, Marcus Hollis and Herman Jenkins; 28 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren; and 50 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Ira Raymond Luther and Deverne Lee Chesser; three daughters, Beverly Ann Luther, Elizabeth Lynn Frazier, and Doris Gibson; a son, Raymond Luther; her parents; three sisters, Kitty McKay, Mildred Jenkins, and Laverne Chaddick; four brothers, J.R. Jenkins, Jr., Dewey Jenkins, Bill Jenkins, and Lee Roy Jenkins; 5 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Rosedale Cemetery by Smith-Phillips Funeral Home.

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CHESTER, Henry
ELK CITY, OKLAHOMA: Henry Ford Chester, 80, died August 15, 2009. He was born October 28, 1928 to Orville and Annie Davies Chester. He and his brother Orville owned Chester's Salvage Yard for over 25 years, and also sold used cars and trailers. He is survived by three daughters, Glenda Donaghey (Jeff) of Elk City, and Barbara Massey (Paul), and Susie Campbell (Carl Don), all of Sayre; a sister, Louise Beecham of Elk City; 7 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Marie Gannon Chester; a daughter, Earlene Mutschler; three brothers, Orville, Charley, and Billy; and his parents. Services were held at the First Baptist Church of Elk City. Interment was at Fairlawn Cemetery by Martin Funeral Home.

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CISNERAS, Tino
McALESTER, OKLAHOMA: Tino Cisneras, 23, died December 17, 1929. He was a miner, and died in a mining accident. Burial was at the Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Chaney Funeral Home.

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CLEARY, Betty
COMANCHE, OKLAHOMA: Betty Jean Davis Cleary, 70, died January 29, 2001. She was born May 21, 1930 to Otis Ray and Winnie Mae Davis. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Billy Ray and Gayle Cleary of Edmond; a daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Jackie Gordon of Comanche; a brother and sister-in-law, Don and Linda Davis of Walters; a sister, Maxine Moss of Duncan; 3 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Buster Cleary. Interment was at Fairlawn Cemetery by Dudley Funeral Home.

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CLUBB, Thelma
MADILL, OKLAHOMA: Thelma M. Clubb, 89, died September 6, 2008. She was born October 12, 1918 in Fayette County, IL to Thomas Roy and Addie Agnes Largent Andrews. She was a retired bookkeeper. She was a Jehovah's Witness, and enjoyed sewing, fishing, and her dogs. Survivors include a daughter, Marilyn Franklin (Dan) of Bella Vista, AR; a sister, Wilma Bingham of Scranton, KS; a brother, Harold Andrews of North Aurora, IL; 4 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a great-grandson, Kenneth Hemric. Arrangements were handled by Brown's Funeral Service.

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COLE, Beverly
COALGATE, OKLAHOMA: Beverly Ann Mowdy Cole, 73, died February 28, 2007 in Coalgate. She was born January 6, 1934 in Coal County to Jim Glen and Susan Ella Hough Mowdy. She was a Baptist. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, David Eugene (Gina) Cole of Tahlequah; a brother, Glen (Ulene) Mowdy of Lexington; a sister, Jimmie Powell of Coalgate; 4 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene David Cole; her parents; and two sisters, Lassie Gene Mowdy Roden and Mary Louise Mowdy. Interment was at the Coalgate Cemetery under the direction of Brown's Funeral Service.

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COOK, Vesta
KEOTA, OKLAHOMA: Vesta H. Cook, 99, died December 4, 1985 at the Stigler Hospital. She was born in 1886. Survivors include three daughters, Bonnie Cook of Keota, Ocie Isom of Spiro, and Beulah Hardt of Fellows, CA; and three sons, Vance, Leonard and Thomas, all of Keota. Interment was at Old Cache Cemetery in Keota under the direction of Mallory Funeral Home.

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COPELAND, Bonnie
STILWELL, OKLAHOMA: Bonnie Marie Copeland, 74, died December 2, 2003 at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, AR. She was born March 24, 1929 in Fayetteville, AR to Claude Leslie Dotson and Lula Crisp. She was a Jehovah's Witness. Survivors include two daughters, Cathy Liane Copeland of Lincoln, and Vanessa Lynne Caughman of Stilwell, OK; a son, Daniel Copeland of Stilwell; four brothers, Claude Dotson, Jr. of West Fork, AR, Donnie Dotson and Ralph D. Dotson, both of Prairie Grove, AR, and J.D. Dotson of Cowitchee, WA; and 4 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Foster Copeland; and a granddaughter. Services were held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in West Fork, AR. Cremation arrangements were handled by Luginbuel Funeral Home of Prairie Grove, AR.

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COPPLE, Jane
WAGONER, OKLAHOMA: Jane Copple, 93, died in 1925. She was a Baptist. She was survived by three children, Charles Copple, Mollie Miller, and Mrs. Roberts; a stepson, Lee Copple; and her grandchildren. Burial was at Rock Cemetery. Note: One record lists Rock Church Cemetery as the place of burial, and gives a death date of July 9, 1925.

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CORLETTI, Maurice
McALESTER, OKLAHOMA: Maurice Corletti, 17, died December 16, 1926. He was born November 15, 1909 to Andrew and Maddin Stracca Corletti. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Chaney Funeral Home. Note: One record gives the last name as Carletti.

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CORRONS, Martha
BOYNTON, OKLAHOMA: Martha Jane Plummer Corrons, 57, died August 25, 1924. She was born June 29, 1867. She was survived by her husband, Edwin Corrons; and five children. She was preceded in death by two children. Burial was at Boynton Cemetery.

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COSTAKIS, Tisha
TULSA, OKLAHOMA: Tisha A. Costakis, 84, passed away November 20, 2006. She was born April 10, 1922 to Constantine and Angellike Antonopoulou Angelo. She attended Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. She is survived by a daughter, Susan Costakis-Boone; a sister, Fotine Pavlou of New Orleans, LA; a brother, Jimmie Angelo (Lambryne) of Jackson, MS; a sister-in-law, Margaret Colias of Houston, TX; and her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy G. Costakis. Services were held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Interment was at Rose Hill Cemetery by Ninde Funeral Directors.

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COURTNEY, Dorma Lee
SAYRE, OKLAHOMA: Dorma Lee Courtney, 86, died October 9, 2007. She was born September 30, 1921. She retired from Sayre Memorial Hospital, and was also a cafeteria worker at Sayre Schools. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Butch and Kay Courtney of Arlington, TX; two brothers, John Schoonover and Kay Schoonover, both of California; 5 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Edward Courtney; a daughter, Linda; and her parents. Interment was at Berlin Cemetery under the direction of Whinery Funeral Service.

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CRISENBERRY, Lila Mae
SEMINOLE, OKLAHOMA: Lila Mae Coons Crisenberry, 75, died November 30, 2009. She was born February 19, 1934 to Carl James Coons and Lela Hoover Coons. She was a former resident of Allen, OK, and enjoyed fishing, crocheting and sewing. She is survived by two sons, Jim (Cheryl) Crisenberry of Allen, and Floyd (Cindy) Crisenberry of Seminole; a brother, Billy Coons of Caldwell, ID; 7 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd L. Crisenberry; a sister; two brothers; and her parents. Interment was at Allen Cemetery with arrangements by Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home.

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CRITTENDEN, Lydia
WATTS, OKLAHOMA: Lydia C. Crittenden 84, died July 10, 2010. She was born May 27, 1926 to John Robert Pathkiller and Annie Bird Pathkiller. She was of the Holiness Faith. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Eula and Brooks Billings of Peavine; 6 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; and other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Taylor Crittenden; and her parents. Services were held at Soul's Harbor Church. Arrangements were entrusted to Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home.

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CROPP, Dale
WAYNOKA, OKLAHOMA: Graveside funeral services were held December 16, 2005 for Dale Leroy Cropp. He was born June 11, 1917 to the late Roy and Lena Hamel Cropp. He was 88 years old. He was a farmer and rancher, and served as chairman of both the Rural Water District and the ASCS Board of Directors. He was president of the Memorial Hill Cemetery Association. He is survived by a sister, Edna McNally of Waynoka; and other relatives and friends. Interment was at Memorial Hill Cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home.

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CROW, Robert D.
BRAMAN, OKLAHOMA: Robert Derald Crow, 85, died September 14, 2008. He was born May 8, 1923 to Robert Hanson Crow and Opal Mae Brewer Crow. He was raised by his grandparents, William Edmond and Ida Mae Brewer. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a farmer, and had also worked at Blackwell Zinc Smelter, the Acme Foundry and Weaver Well Service, and ran a restaurant. He enjoyed yardwork and keeping in touch with his Navy shipmates. He was a frequent blood donor with the American Red Cross. He was a member of the American Legion, the VFW, the Elks, and the Moose Lodge. He attended Braman United Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Sonia Crow of Stillwater; a son, Randy Crow and wife Patricia of Blackwell; 2 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandsons. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Irene Clark Crow; and a sister, Betty Crow. Services were held at the United Methodist Church. Burial was at Braman Cemetery by Roberts and Son Funeral Home.

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CROWL, Cecil
OKMULGEE, OKLAHOMA: Cecil Eugene "Sonny" Crowl, 70, died June 27, 2003 in Okmulgee. He was born August 1, 1932 in Jenks, OK to Louie Andrew and Genevia Mae Stephens Crowl. He retired from Ball Brothers Glass Company, and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He attended the First Assembly of God Church. He is survived by his wife, Wilda Rose Turley Crowl; a son, Danny (Lynn) Crowl of League City, TX; a daughter, JoLinda (Richard) Bailey of Morris; two sisters, Norma "Sally" (Tom) Moore of Broken Arrow, and Donna (Billy) Bryant of Tulsa; and 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Wanda Ratliff. Services were held at the First Assembly of God Church. Interment was at the Okmulgee Cemetery by McClendon-Winters Funeral Home.

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CRUM, George
JAY, OKLAHOMA: George F. Crum, 65, died May 24, 2007. He was born December 19, 1941 in Oklahoma City to Howard and Ruth Sprague Crum. He was the owner of Comfort, Inc. in Oklahoma City before retiring and moving to Jay. He raised cattle, and enjoyed riding horses and 4-wheelers. He is survived by his wife, Georgie Keel Crum; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert D. and Tamie Crum of Harrah; his siblings, Carolyn Worthington, Betty Kilburn, Warren and Gerry Crum, Mary and Tom Hiett, Howard and Catherine Crum, Susan and Kenneth Roney, and Larry and Suzann Crum; 3 grandchildren; and his first wife, Sarah Crum Grissam. Services were held at the funeral home chapel in Jay, and also at Woods Baptist Church in Choctaw. Interment was at New Hope Cemetery in Meeker with arrangements by Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home.

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CRUMLEY, Samuel
MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA: Samuel Eugene Crumley died November 4, 1983. He was born May 28, 1920 in Armstrong. He was a retired maintenance supervisor with the Muskogee School System, and had also worked for the MKT Railroad. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and attended the East Central Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife, Ethyle Mae Crumley; a sister, Sarah Kirk of Fort Smith, AR; and a brother, James Crumley, Jr. Interment was at Howe Cemetery in Le Flore County, OK.

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CRUSINBERY, Hazel
DACOMA, OKLAHOMA: Hazel Evelyn Crusinbery, 87, died December 3, 2004. She was born February 24, 1917 in Woods County, OK to Cary and Uclare Cooper Crusinbery. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Wichita and attended the Dacoma Methodist Church. She is survived by a sister, Ruby Sharp of Dacoma; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by four sisters, Clara Crawford, Blanche Hudgins, Anna Johnson, and an infant sister, Viola; four brothers, Chet, Bill, Jim, and Clarence; and her parents. Services were held at Dacoma Methodist Church. Interment was at Eagle Chief Cemetery by Marshall Funeral Home.

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CURLEE, Mildred
ADA, OKLAHOMA: Mildred Loretta Curlee, 80, died January 26, 2008. She was born April 16, 1927 in Francis, OK to Oscar Calvin and Myrtle Effie Jones Capps. She was a babysitter, and also worked as a cook at the Dixie Cafe. She was a Baptist. She is survived by two daughters, Lori Gray (Bobby), and Linda Hisaw (Larry), all of Ada; a brother, Doil Capps of Ada; three sisters, Virble Jenkins of Mustang, and Faye Capps and Shirley Capps, both of Ada; and 4 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harland Winford Curlee. Interment was at Rosedale Cemetery under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home.

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CURRY, Bethena
ALTUS, OKLAHOMA: Bethena Curry, 87, died February 15, 1983 at Jackson County Memorial Hospital. She was born August 8, 1895 in Richardson, TX. She had lived in Altus since 1919, and was a member of the Church of God in Christ. Survivors include a daughter, Wanda Foley of Altus; a son, I.V. Ross of Portland, OR; a sister, Lola Hazzard of Altus; 3 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the Church of God in Christ. Interment was at the Altus Cemetery with arrangements by Tims Funeral Home.

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DAGENHART, Glen
IDABEL, OKLAHOMA: Glen Darrell Dagenhart, 65, died November 20, 2005. He was born July 7, 1940. He was a Baptist. Survivors include a daughter, Lisa Fennell of Valliant; a son, Greg Dagenhart of Valliant; four sisters, Alice Bell of Odessa, TX, Pag Baggs of Pickens, Halen Bartlett of Claremore, and Virginia Meek of Golden, MO; a brother, Gerald Dagenhart of Valliant; 4 grandchildren; a great-grandson; and his nieces and nephews. Interment was at County Line Cemetery in Pickens under the direction of Brumley Funeral Home.

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DAHL, Veronica
OKMULGEE, OKLHOMA: Veronica Dahl, 84, died October 12, 2002 at High Park Nursing Home. She was born December 20, 1917 in Okmulgee to Stanley and Mary Lozia Szalankiewicz Smith. She was a Baptist, and enjoyed gardening. She is survived by a son, Bill Dahl of Siloam Springs, AR; a sister, Stephanie Belden of Kansas City, MO; a brother, Raymond Smith of Okmulgee; 3 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Dahl; her parents; and six siblings. Interment was at the Okmulgee Cemetery with arrangements by McClendon-Winters Funeral Home.

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DAMET, Charles
WAGONER, OKLAHOMA: Charles F. Damet died August 12, 1976. He was born February 12, 1931 to William Fredrick and Ena Estelle Parker Damet. He was a U.S. Army veteran, and served during the Korean Conflict. Interment was at the Fort Gibson National Cemetery under the direction of Mallett Funeral Home. Note: One record gives his date of birth as February 19, 1931.

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DANCE, Frank D., Sr.
ENID, OKLAHOMA: Frank Daniel Dance, Sr., 77, died January 16, 2008. He was born October 19, 1930 to Dewey Rudolf and Anna Teresa O'Donnell Dance. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and served in Japan and Thailand. He enjoyed fishing and photography. He is survived by his wife, Georgianna Litson Dance; a son, Frank Daniel Dance, Jr. and wife Sharon of Katy, TX; two brothers, David Dance of Ponca City and Leo Dance of Enid; and 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Diana Dance; and a brother, Paul Dance. Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery with arrangements by Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.

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DANSBERRY, Arthur L.
RED BIRD, OKLAHOMA: Arthur L. Dansberry, died October 8, 2009. He was born June 19, 1946. Services were held at the First Baptist Church of Red Bird. Interment was at the National Cemetery in Fort Gibson under the direction of Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors.

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DAUGOMAH, Rowena
PONCA CITY, OKLAHOMA: Rowena Jacqueline Daugomah, 76, died May 25, 2010 at her residence. She was born July 7, 1933 to the late George Riddle and Ida Mehojah in Washunga, OK. She was a member of the Kaw Nation. She was a graduate of St. Joseph's School of Nursing, and was a retired registered nurse with the Indian Health Service. She enjoyed attending powwows and watching OU football. Survivors include a son, David Ringwald of Ponca City; 3 grandchildren; her cousins; her nieces and nephews; and her dog, Gizmo. She was preceded in death by two sons, Curtis Neal Ringwald and Billy George Ringwald; a daughter, Patricia Ann Adler; her parents; and a sister, Velda Dailey. Services were held at the Kaw Nation Community Center. Burial was at the Washunga Cemetery with arrangements by Grace Memorial Chapel.

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DAVID, Gertha
MULDROW, OKLAHOMA: Gertha David, 74, died June 4, 1994. She is survived by her husband, Eugene; three daughters, Lavern Cortex, Maretta King, and Della Luiz; three sons, Gerald, Curtis, and Calvin; five sisters, Goldie Dugan, Violet Hart, Bertha Pierce, Bernice Tomlin, and Marie Byrd; 17 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Interment was at Douglas Cemetery under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home.

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DAVIS, Anna Lee
YARNABY, OKLAHOMA: Anna Lee (Osborn) Davis, 97, died December 29, 2008. She was born December 31, 1910 to Lonnie and Susie Carroll Osborn. She was of the Assembly of God faith, and enjoyed singing, songwriting and playing the piano. She is survived by three daughters, Ernestine Graham of Garland, TX, Mary Jane Orr of Dallas, TX, and Norma Moore of Mesquite, TX; three sons, Jimmy Davis (Kathy) of Liberty, Dee Davis (Mary) of Achille, and Gary Davis (Theresa) of Kemp; a sister, Marie Osborn Hawthorne (Donald) of Yuba; three brothers, O.J. Osborn (Lou) of Yuba, John Osborn (Helen) of Sherman, TX, and Don Osborn (Judy) of Bonham, TX; a godson, Bill Sudderth of Durant; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John M. "Dollie" Davis; four sons, Peter Joe, John David, James "Bone" and Herbert Davis; a brother, Gerald Osborn; and a grandson, Justin Dee Davis. Interment was at Rosewood Cemetery under the direction of Brown's Funeral Service.

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DAWSON, Ellen
MIDWEST CITY, OKLAHOMA: Ellen Malacha Sacra Dawson died June 25, 2008. She was born October 25, 1920 to Leston Kilpatrick Sacra and Lillian Leo Sacra. She was a retired realtor. She was a charter member of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, and was a member of the Chickasaw Nation. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Ellen (Paul) Cook of Mesquite, TX; three sons, Rockleigh Dawson, Jr. (Polly) of Houston, TX, Jimmy Dawson of Kingston, and Robert R. Dawson of Midwest City; a brother, Gerald Leston Sacra of Monrovia, CA; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; her nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rockleigh S. "Rock" Dawson; a brother, Joseph Ralph Sacra; and her parents. Services were held at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church. Interment was at Arlington Memory Gardens with arrangements by Smith-Parks Funeral Service.

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DECKARD, Sherry
CHEROKEE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA: Sherry Darlene Deckard, 6, died June 18, 1968. She was born July 21, 1961 to Frank and Bobbie Ollies Deckard. Interment was at Ross Cemetery under the direction of Reed-Culver Funeral Home.

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DEDMON, Theron E., Sr.
SPIRO, OKLAHOMA: Theron E. Dedmon, Sr., 83, died May 2, 1994. He was a retired foreman at Ayers Furniture, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a Baptist. He was a member of the American Legion and the Masons. He is survived by a son, Theron Dedmon, Jr.; two brothers, Homer and Howard; and 2 grandchildren. Interment was at the Fort Smith National Cemetery by Edwards Funeral Home.

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DEERE, Bertha
SEMINOLE, OKLAHOMA: Bertha Lindsey Deere, 57, died July 15, 2009. She was born on September 22, 1951 to Willie and Lizzie Coody Lindsey. She was a waitress, and attended Mekuskey Indian Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, Charles William Deere of Checotah, and Larry Deere of Eufaula; two daughters, Taiwanna Deere of Eufaula, and Jeannie Jones of Seminole; seven brothers, Bobby Jack Spencer, Eugene Lindsey, Walter Gene Lindsey, Jimmy Lindsey, Thomas Lindsey, Leroy Mitchell, and Alex Lindsey; three sisters, Dorothy Jean Davis, Mary Ann Lindsey, and Augustine Lindsey; her nieces and nephews; 14 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Lizzie Lindsey; and a brother, Charles Lindsey. Services were held at Mekuskey Indian Baptist Church. Arrangements were handled by Swearingen Funeral Home.

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DETHLOFF, Ruby
CUSHING, OKLAHOMA: Ruby Mae Dethloff, 85, died February 23, 2007. She was born February 11, 1922 to the late Claude Dale Oxley and Myrtle Palmerton Oxley. She attended the First Assembly of God Church. She enjoyed cooking, baking and garage sales. She is survived by her husband, George Dethloff; three daughters and sons-in-law, Yvonne and Gary Williams of Cushing, Linda and Chris Cummings of Tryon; and Ernestine and Jay Cummings of Edmond; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Darlene; her parents; two brothers; a twin sister, Ruth; and a granddaughter, Tiffany. Services were held at the First Assembly of God Church. Burial was at Avery Cemetery with arrangements by Davis Funeral Home.

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DITZLER, Clara
HUGHES COUNTY, OKLAHOMA: Clara L. Ditzler died March 3, 1899. She was born December 6, 1879 to John K. and Sallie Ditzler. Burial was at Old Wetumka Cemetery.

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DIXON, Jerry
NOWATA, OKLAHOMA: Jerry Lee Dixon, 35, died October 11, 1975 at Jane Phillips Hospital in Bartlesville. He was born October 19, 1939 in Barnsdall, OK to Claude and Annaloy Downey Dixon. He was a farmer and rancher and a member of Twin Bridges Church. Survivors include his mother, Evelyn (Homer) Smith of Nowata; his foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Dixon of Delaware; and his friends. Interment was at Ball Cemetery under the direction of Benjamin Funeral Home. Note: The listing of his birth parents and foster parents being the same came directly from the obituary, in which his mother was named as "Anna Lou" Dixon.

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DOLL, Cecil
RINGWOOD, OKLAHOMA: Cecil Norman Doll, 80, died April 20, 2005 at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. He was born June 20, 1924 in Ringwood to Michael Clement and Bertha Mae Veatch Doll. He was a farmer, and worked at the Farmer's Co-Op. He was a member of the Ringwood Presbyterian Church. He is survived by his wife, Mergie Doll; three daughters, Kelli Patocka of Enid, Kayla Freeman of Amarillo, TX and Kindra Rokhsaz of Houston; a brother, Lewis Doll of Ringwood; two sisters, Rose M. Wolf and Alice Rowley, both of Edmond; and 6 grandchildren. Services were held at the Ringwood Presbyterian Church. Interment was at Pleasant Hill Cemetery by Lanman Funeral Home.

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DOMINGO, Isaac
ATOKA, OKLAHOMA: Isaac Paul "Ike" Domingo, 74, died April 12, 2011 in Oklahoma City. He was born May 4, 1936 in Oakley, CA to Frank and Angie Mendoza Domingo. He was a rancher, and attended the South Atoka Church of Christ. He enjoyed watching Western movies. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Buchanan Domingo; his children, Dina Domingo, Mitch Domingo, and Ty Domingo; his siblings, Anita Tipton (Ted), Jack Domingo and Ramona Cerquettini; a grandson; two aunts, Rosie Mendoza and Grace Garcia; his cousins; his nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a nephew, Monte Isaac Domingo. Interment was at New Zion Cemetery under the direction of Brown's Funeral Chapel.

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DOUGLAS, Annie
LAWTON, OKLAHOMA: Annie Douglas died January 21, 1917. She was born August 4, 1867. She was survived by her husband, J.N. Douglas; and a son, Elmer. Burial was at Letitia Cemetery.

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DOUGLAS, Betty
DEL CITY, OKLAHOMA: Betty Mae Douglas, 76, died November 12, 2009. She was born January 28, 1933 to Alton B. and Margaret O. Palms Coe. She attended Ascension Lutheran Church, and was active with the Lutheran Women's Missionary League, the Lutheran Women's Guild, and the church choir. She enjoyed ceramics, tole painting, cooking and playing bingo. She is survived include two sons, Chester D. Douglas, Jr. of Oklahoma City, and Scott Keith Douglas (Yolanda) of Frisco, TX; four daughters, Kathy L. Wiliams (John Michael) of Oklahoma City, Wendy Douglas of Del City, Lynn Hughes (Joe) of Moore, and Heather E. Bradshaw (Robert) of San Antonio, TX; two brothers, Kenneth Coe of Canastota, NY, and Al Coe of Oneida, NY; her nieces and nephews; 12 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Chester D. Douglas, Sr. Services were held at Ascension Lutheran Church. Burial was at Sunny Lane Cemetery by Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home.

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DOYLE, Nora
OKEMAH, OKLAHOMA: Nora Wind Doyle died January 28, 2005. She was born in Okemah on April 29, 1923. to George and Millie Burris Wind. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, George Doyle; a daughter, Verbena S. Coulter of Beaver Creek, OR; a son, James Doyle of Tulsa; 14 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; six sisters; and four brothers. Services were held at High Springs Indian Baptist Church. Burial was at Highland Cemetery in Okemah.

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DRAKE, Gale
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA: Gale Drake, 70, died May 16, 2009. He and his twin brother, Dale, were born February 4, 1939. He was raised by Iva R. and Pearl E. Drake. He retired from Tinker Field after 38 years of service, and was a U.S. Army veteran. He enjoyed dancing and playing pool. Survivors include three sisters, Teresa Mills, Stella Simms, and Lillie Jenkins; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Drake; his nieces and nephews; his great-nieces and great-nephews; his friends; and his cat, Cueball. Interment was at Resthaven Memory Gardens under the direction of Vondel L. Smith and Sons Mortuary.

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DUFFLE, Challis
PANAMA, OKLAHOMA: Challis "Chaz" Phillips Duffle, 62, died December 20, 2004 in Fort Smith, AR. She was born December 12, 1942 in Brawley, CA to Rhemas and Ruth Shoneman Phillips. She worked for the U.S. Postal Service, and was a member of Harris Chapel Southern Baptist Church in Hickory Flat, AR. Survivors include her husband, Jim L. Duffle; two sons, Larry Thornburgh of Panama, and Sheldon Durnil (Sparkle) of San Diego, CA; two brothers, Fred Phillips of Colorado, and Frank Phillips of Searcy, AR; 16 grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents. Interment was at Fairview Cemetery with arrangements by Grace Manor Funeral Home.

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DUFFY, Ray
FREDERICK, OKLAHOMA: Ray M. Duffy, 68, died February 4, 1982 at a hospital in Lubbock, TX. He was born June 1, 1913 in Westminster, TX. He was a former electrical superintendent for the city of Altus, OK. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, and was a member and former district governor of the Rotary Club. Survivors include his wife, Eunice Stewart Duffy; a daughter, Andra (Jim) Washburn of Lubbock, TX; two sons, Larry of Altus, and Ray M. II of Elk City; a sister, Billy Pat Lyle of Rialto, CA; and 7 grandchildren. Services were held at the First United Methodist Church of Frederick. Interment was at Walters Cemetery with arrangements by Gray Funeral Home.

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EADS, Billy Wayne
WEST TULSA, OKLAHOMA: Billy Wayne "Bill" Eads died October 2, 2010. He was born November 10, 1934. He was an auto racing enthusiast and enjoyed the company of his cat, Missy, and his two dogs, Bo and Sammy. He is survived by his partner of 21 years, Barbara; her children, Ken, Sandy and Scott; 8 grandchildren; and his friends at the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Interment was at South Heights Cemetery in Sapulpa with arrangements by Smith Funeral Home.

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EBISCH, Raymond R.
LAWTON, OKLAHOMA: Raymond Richard Ebisch, 79, died March 5, 2010. He was born Sept. 1, 1930 to C.A. Frederick and Clotilde Millican Ebisch. He attended Cameron College. He was a heavy equipment operator for the roads department in Grandfield, and also worked in the family dry cleaning business. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by three daughters, Pam Morrison of Lawton, Lisa Kay Harris (Doyle) of Dallas, and Teresa Kirkendall (Rich) of Lima, OH; a brother, Paul Ebisch (Vicki) of Mount Vernon, MO; his sisters, Mildred Brown (Dick) of Ames, IA, Marie Southern (Bill) of Two Rivers, WI, Carol Sue Ebisch of Ninnekah, and O'Rhetta Lee Ebisch of Lawton; 9 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Fredrick and Robert; and a granddaughter, Erin Morrison. Interment was at Highland Cemetery.

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ELAM, Dana
MADILL, OKLAHOMA: Dana Mechile Elam, 48, died December 24, 2006. She was born May 15, 1958 to Jessy "Dick" Morgan and Betty Kidd Morgan. She worked for Home Health Care. She enjoyed camping, fishing, gardening and cooking. She is survived by her husband, David Elam; a son, David A. Elam; and a daughter, Stephenie Adams. Interment was at Lynn Cemetery under the direction of Watts Funeral Home.

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ELKINS, Carno R.
WHITESBORO, OKLAHOMA: Carno R. Elkins, 89, died April 11, 2009. He was born November 11, 1919 to the late Walter Monroe and Myrtie Adeline Hassell Elkins. He was a retired master sergeant with the U.S. Air Force, and was a World War II POW in the Phillipines for 3 1/2 years. He was a Purple Heart recipient. Following retirement, he served for 20 years as the civil defense director for Ardmore and Carter Counties. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and sports, and was a former semi-pro baseball pitcher. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Stella Dale Holland Elkins; his children and their spouses, Dawna and Curt Landry of Richardson, TX, Durena and Larry Case and Carolyn and Essex Webb, all of Talihina, Warren and Linda Elkins of Edmond, and Philip Elkins and Daryl Elkins, both of Whitesboro; two sisters, Una Mae Hardin of Talihina, and Virginia Sue Gilmore of North Richland Hills, TX; a sister-in-law, Marie Elkins of Winter Haven, FL; 9 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; his nieces and nephews; and his friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Joe, Ray and Billy; and a sister, Louise Blount. Services were held at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church. Interment with military honors was at New Talihina Cemetery by Talihina Funeral Home.

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ELLIS, Vera
OKMULGEE, OKLAHOMA: Vera L. Ellis, 95, died January 1, 2003 in Okmulgee. She was born January 12, 1907 in Beggs, Indian Territory to Albert and Jeannie M. Sunberg Koerner. She was a registered nurse, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Okmulgee. She is survived by a daughter, Irma Guilmette of Tampa, FL; a sister, Ida Marie Koerner of Okmulgee; 5 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Noel Ellis; a son, Robert Steven Ellis; a daughter, Barbara Reddick; and a sister, Myra Koerner. Interment was at the Okmulgee Cemetery with arrangements by McClendon-Winters Funeral Home.

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ENGLE, Hazel
HOBART, OKLAHOMA: Hazel Engle, 87, died June 1, 2004. She was born October 13, 1916 to Henry A. and Louise Kroeker Unger. She was a graduate of Southwestern Oklahoma State University, and was a grade school teacher for 17 years. She was a member of the AARP, the Garden Club, and the Retired Teachers' Association. She attended the First Baptist Church of Hobart. She is survived by three daughters, Judi Colclasure (James) of Eufaula, Susan Engle of Oklahoma City, and Karee Patterson (Craig) of Kingfisher; a brother, Bill Unger of Clinton; 4 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harvey Engle; a daughter Pat Engle, three brothers and two sisters. Services were held at the First Baptist Church of Hobart. Interment was at Mennonite Brethren Cemetery.

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EPPERSON, Charles
MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA: Charles Isaac Epperson died June 25, 1925. He was born July 1, 1890. Burial was at Greenhill Cemetery.

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FAILING, Ramona
ENID, OKLAHOMA: Ramona M. Failing, 72, died November 23, 2009. She was born April 9, 1937 to Homer C. Lawson and Ellen Kent. She and her husband owned The Liquor Cabinet. She enjoyed sports, especially basketball, and was a fan of the Dallas Mavericks and OKC Thunder. She also liked going to the casino. She is survived by two daughters, Mildred Failing of Enid, and Cheryl Peach (Dennis) of Pace, FL; two sons, Ricky Failing (Tamara) of Hennessey, and Leo Failing (Dayna) of Enid; a brother, Charles Homer; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; her cousins; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Leo L. Failing; an infant son; her parents; a brother; and three sisters. Cremation arrangements were handled by Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home.

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FAIN, James C.
WATTS, OKLAHOMA: James Cooper Fain, 90, died August 2, 1996. He was born October 10, 1905 to John and Margrett Bertha Baker Fain. He was a retired farmer, and attended Chance Freewill Baptist Church. He was a longtime member of the Farmers' Co-Op and Adair County Soil Conservation. He is survived by three sisters, Hazel Garrett, Oneta Hampton, and Irene Williams; 3 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Verlie Faye Robinett Fain; and a son, Howard Fain. Burial was at New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Hart Funeral Home.

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FAIN, Howard E.
WATTS, OKLAHOMA: Howard Elton Fain, 64, died March 4, 1991. He was born January 11, 1927 to James C. Fain and Verlie Faye Robinette. He was a farmer. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Hickman Fain, a daughter, Rita Wilson; two sons, Roger and Ross Fain; his father; 7 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. He was preceded in death by his mother. Burial was at New Hope Cemetery by Hart Funeral Home.

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FALLER, Douglass
COLLINSVILLE, OKLAHOMA: Douglass H. Faller, 61, died August 5, 2007. He was born July 24, 1946 to Virgil H. Faller and Donna Gerweck. He worked as a supervisor for 12 & 12, Inc., and enjoyed square dancing. He is survived by his wife, Pat; three children, Mark Faller (Phyllis) of Craig, MO, Terri Parman (Kirby) of Barnard, MO, and Larry D. Grumbles of Catoosa; two sisters, Susan Pawelk (Rick) of Phoenix, AZ, and Tony Crown (Don) of Tulsa; an aunt, Dorothy Fisher of Falls City, NE; and 8 grandchildren. Arrangements were handled by Collinsville Funeral Home.

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FARRIS, Thaylia
YALE, OKLAHOMA: Thaylia A. Farris, 95, died December 5, 2005. She was born August 3, 1910 to Alanzo Carlton Little and Ella Evans Little. She attended Yale Methodist Church. She is survived by her nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Farris; a daughter, Wanda Farris; her parents; three sisters; and two brothers. Interment was at Lawson Cemetery under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.

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FARROW, Hershel
FORT GIBSON, OKLAHOMA: Hershel Henry Farrow, 71, died January 31, 2011 at Fort Gibson. He was born February 11, 1939 in Wagoner County, OK to Otis and Edith Pollard Farrow. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Pentecostal Church of God. He is survived by a son, Gary Farrow (Sommer) of Muskogee; a daughter, Sherry Gates (Jeff) of Fort Gibson; three sisters, Liz Taylor (Willie) of Fort Gibson, Sissy Scarbrough (Terry) of Swedesburg, IA, and Loretta White (Richard) of Winfield, IA; three brothers, Roy Farrow of Seminole, Paul Farrow (Sue) of Fort Gibson, and Wesley Farrow of Sapulpa; and 4 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Farrow; his parents; and two brothers, Dallas and David. Interment was at the Fort Gibson National Cemetery under the direction of Millsap Funeral Service.

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FERGUSON, David
BEAVER, OKLAHOMA: David Zook Ferguson, 14, died November 17, 1922. He was born November 9, 1908. Services were held at the Blue Mound Chapel. Burial was at his father's homestead, where he was born.

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FERLO, Anne
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA: Anne Emilia Ferlo, 85, died October 17, 2009. She was born August 17, 1924 to John and Palmina Passiatore. Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Guido Ferlo; a daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Larry Skoch of Oklahoma City; 4 grandchildren;and 6 great-grandchildren. Services were held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Edmond. Interment was at Resurrection Memorial Cemetery with arrangements by Smith and Kernke Funeral Directors.

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FIFER, Jacob A.
COWETA, OKLAHOMA: Jacob Allen Fifer, 93, died November 19, 1959. He was born August 21, 1866 to Peter and Mary Gilliland Fifer. He attended the Church of Christ. He was survived by a daughter, Allie Mae Fifer. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Belle Parks Fifer. Interment was at the Huntsville Cemetery in Huntsville, Arkansas under the direction of Brashears Funeral Home.

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FINLEY, Mary
DURANT, OKLAHOMA: Mary Dove Finley, 73, died October 30, 1990 at Medical Center of Southeastern Oklahoma. She attended the First Baptist Church, and was a member of the Elks Lodge. Survivors include a son, Farrell Finley of Durant; a granddaughter, Tamara Mackey of Durant; and a great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Finley. Interment was at Highland Cemetery by Murray Funeral Home.

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FIRQUAIN, Kenneth
ARDMORE, OKLAHOMA: Kenneth D. Firquain, 64, died June 17, 2000. He was born August 13, 1935 to Robert and Lillian Higginbotham Firquain. He had worked as a truck driver for a lumber yard, and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Gayla Firquain; a son, Tony Firquain; and his mother, Lillian Evans. He was preceded in death by a son, Dwight Firquain. Interment was at Condon Grove Cemetery under the direction of Clark Funeral Home.

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FISHER, Edmond
FORT GIBSON, OKLAHOMA: Edmond Alvin Fisher, 66, died November 28, 1963. He was born February 25, 1897 to Anthony and Jennie Fisher. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War I. Interment was at the Fort Gibson National Cemetery by Reed-Culver Funeral Home.

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FISHER, Estle
QUINTON, OKLAHOMA: Estle Fisher died April 6, 1911. She was born May 5, 1910 to H.W. and Dellie Fisher. Burial was at Quinton Cemetery.

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FISHINGHAWK, Helen
LOCUST GROVE, OKLAHOMA: Helen Louise Sweet Fishinghawk, 73, died November 6, 2007 in Tulsa. She was born August 27, 1934 in Westville, OK to Louie Ray and Lodema Florence Maggard Sweet. She formerly lived in Texas, Louisiana, Georgia and Tulsa. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, and enjoyed cooking, genealogy and flowers. Survivors include her husband, Paul Fishinghawk; three children, David Fishinghawk (Kelly) of Locust Grove, Rhonda Stanley (David) of Tahlequah, and Paula Fishinghawk of Tulsa; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Shirley Carlton (Lawrence) of Westville, and Aileen Lockard (Ken) of Mountainburg; a brother, Arlene Eugene "Bud" Sweet (Joyce) of Colcord; an uncle, Kenneth Maggard of Proctor; an aunt, Opal McGuire of Jefferson City, MO; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death her parents, and 2 grandchildren. Services were held at the First United Methodist Church of Locust Grove. Interment was at the Westville City Cemetery under the direction of Locust Grove Funeral Home.

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FLADBY, Marie
MUSTANG, OKLAHOMA: Marie Fladby, 52, died December 31, 2009. She was born December 18, 1957 to Wesley and Lena Boyce Miller. She was a technical manager for Fresenius Medical Care. She is survived by her husband, Paul; a son, Aaron Paul Fladby (Bernedette); a daughter, Kristin Partain (Elijah); two brothers, Wesley Miller and Charles Miller; a sister, Patricia Miller; and 3 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Barbara. Interment was at Red Hill Cemetery under the direction of McNeil's Mustang Funeral Service.

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FLETCHER, Barbara
WATTS, OKLAHOMA: Barbara Luann Fletcher, 43, died September 4, 1997. She was born September 11, 1953 to Harvey Lee and Bernice Hazel Epperson. She was a Baptist. Survivors include her husband, Ronnie Dale Fletcher; a daughter, Julie Ann Fletcher; a son, Ronnie Fletcher; three sisters, Hazel Windham, Dorothy Rolus, and Ruby Epperson; and four brothers, Marion, Floyd, Arter, and George Epperson. Burial was at Martin Cemetery.

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FLOCK, Charles
ENID, OKLAHOMA: Charles Flock, 76, died May 27, 1936. He was born in 1860. He came to Oklahoma from Kansas in 1893, and homesteaded near Ringwood. He was also a former resident of Pueblo, CO. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Oscar Winchester; a son, Ralph Flock of Billings; 8 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Services were held at the home of his daughter near Waukomis, OK. Burial was at Ringwood Cemetery under the direction of Henninger Funeral Home.

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FLY, Jan
KINGSTON, OKLAHOMA: Drusilla Jan Fly, 67, died November 27, 2007. She was born July 29, 1940 in Shay, OK to Riley Dalton Fly and Margaret Mae Stevens Fly. She was a Baptist. She is survived by two brothers, Jack Fly of Spokane, WA, and Holly Fly of Vega, TX; and three sisters, Corriene Tooley of Enos, June Walters of Canute, and Laverda Richardson of Boise City. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Gail; her parents; three brothers, Billy, Roger, and Gerald Fly; and her stepfather, Sam Ward. Services were held at Texoma Baptist Church. Interment was at Shay Cemetery with arrangements by Watts Funeral Home.

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FOLTZ, Soloman
AMORITA, OKLAHOMA: Soloman Albert "Alby" Foltz, 52, died February 5, 1967 in Oklahoma City. He was born May 31, 1914 in Amorita to John and Myrtle Foltz. He was a farmer, and attended the Church of Christ in Amorita. He was survived by his wife, Eunice Butler Foltz; three daughters, Bonnie K. Foltz of Amorita, Donna (Fred) Graham of Cheyenne, and Jean (Gene) Young of Cupertino, CA; two sons, James of Wichita, and Max of Glendale, AZ; a sister, Mrs. Alfred Williamson; and a brother, Noble Foltz. Burial was at the Byron-Amorita Cemetery under the direction of Hill Funeral Home.

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FORD, Clara
TAHLEQUAH, OKLAHOMA: Clara Ovella Ford, 95, died December 14, 2009. She was born December 26, 1913 to Thomas Marvin Pilcher and Bertha Jane Herrin Pilcher. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church. Survivors include her children, Imogene Combs Bradley and Bill of Tahlequah, Donald A. Combs and Beth of McMinville, OR, Terry D. Combs and Della of Tahlequah, Helen Kay Ford Whitley of Tahlequah, and Marilyn Hammons of Broken Arrow; four sisters, Doris Beidler of Roseburg, OR, Bernice Alderson of Chico, CA, Cleo Combs of Tahlequah, and Barbra Faye Denny of Placerville, CA; a brother, Keith Pilcher of Tahlequah; 15 grandchildren; her great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two husbands, Allen Combs and Leo Ford. Interment was at the Tahlequah City Cemetery under the direction of Green Country Funeral Home.

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FOREHAND, Trixie
LOCUST GROVE, OKLAHOMA: Trixie Anne Forehand, 70, died October 19, 2006. She was born October 12, 1936 in Asher, OK to William and Maggie Duncan Leaser. She enjoyed fishing, dogs, and crafts. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary. Survivors include three daughters, Areda Stroud, Anna Bark, and Debbie Forehand, all of Tulsa; two sisters, Alice Williamson of Asher, and Sue Reidel of Shawnee; 6 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Lee Forehand; a brother, Bill Leaser; a sister, Katherine Kirkendoll; and a grandson, Zachary Ingle. Interment was at Fort Gibson National Cemetery with arrangements by Key Funeral Home.

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FOURKILLER, Nelson R.
TAHLEQUAH, OKLAHOMA: Nelson Ryan Fourkiller, 69, died January 6, 2010. He was born June 26, 1940 to Dan and Virginia Adair Fourkiller. He formerly worked at Stilwell Foods, and was a member of Fourkiller Baptist Church. He enjoyed OU, Chicago Bears and White Sox sports, and liked fishing and hunting. He is survived by his wife, Sarah Bird Fourkiller; a son, Christopher Fourkiller of Stilwell; a brother, Levi Fourkiller of Sacramento, CA; a sister, Julie Fourkiller of Stilwell; his nieces and nephews; a great-niece; and two great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Richard Fourkiller; a sister, Betty Shannon; a brother-in-law, George Shannon; and a nephew, Curtis Shannon. Interment was at Chalk Bluff Cemetery by Hart Funeral Home.

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FOX, Nora
SHAWNEE, OKLAHOMA: Nora Ethel Fox, 92, died April 7, 2011 at the Colonial Estates Nursing Home. She was born July 25, 1918 in Idabel, OK. She was a member of Sallateeska Indian Baptist Church, and enjoyed beadwork and sewing. Survivors include four sons, Jimmy Frazier and Dewey Frazier of Oklahoma City, and Kenny Fox and Harold Fox of Shawnee; four daughters, Cynthia Simon, DeVonne Paningsoro (Don), Martha Cruz, and Deloris Bender (Joe), all of Shawnee; 18 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Tommy Fox, Sr.; a son, Thomas Fox, Jr.; a daughter, Mary Joyce Marinez; her parents; a brother, Crosby Jones; and a granddaughter. Services were held at Sallateeska Indian Baptist Church. Interment was at Johnson Cemetery with arrangements by Cooper Funeral Home.

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FRANKLIN, Benjamin, Sr.
STROUD, OKLAHOMA: Benjamin Franklin, Sr., 86, died April 1, 2000 in Drumright. He was born October 24, 1913 in Avery to Randal and Sarah Ellis Franklin Carter. He was a painter, and had played semi-pro baseball with the Texas League. He was a member of Only Way Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Bernice Spooner Franklin; four daughters, Beatrice Franklin of Eufaula, Sharon Little of Shawnee, Loretta Big Bow of Yukon, and Cheryl Crane of Perkins; two sons, Ben Franklin, Jr. and Ronnie Franklin, both of Cushing; 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; three brothers; a half-brother; and a grandson. Interment was at the Sac and Fox Cemetery with arrangements by Parks Brothers Funeral Home.

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FRANKLIN, Bernice
STROUD, OKLAHOMA: Bernice Henrietta Franklin, 89, died May 4, 2003. She was born November 12, 1913. She is survived by two sons, Benjamin Franklin, Jr. and Ronnie Franklin, both of Cushing; four daughters, Loretta Bigbow of Yukon, Beatrice Franklin of Eufaula, Cheryl Crane of Perkins, and Sharon Little of Shawnee; a sister, Mary Ellis of Prague; a brother, Irwin Frankie Spooner of Prague; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. Burial was at the Sac and Fox Nation Cemetery by Parks Brothers Funeral Service.

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FREDERICK, Vivian
ADA, OKLAHOMA: Vivian Easter Frederick, 83, died November 8, 1993 in Ada. She was born March 27, 1910 in Silo. She attended Tonkawa School, ECU and SOSU. She was a member of the Unity Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include a daughter, Cecile Frederick of Ada; two sons, Jerry A. Frederick of Ada, and Kenneth E. Frederick of Tulsa; a sister, Robbie Lo York of Silo; 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, C.B. Frederick; a son, Robert Frederick; a brother, D. Newton Taylor; and a grandson, Mike Frederick. Interment was at Highland Cemetery by Dalton-Holmes Funeral Home.

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FRIEDLANDER, Alta
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA: Alta Fern Friedlander, 69, died October 22, 2004. She was born December 16, 1934 to Ollie L. and Thelma H. Williams. She was a graduate of Oklahoma College for Women, and held a degree in fine arts and music. She was a retired choral music teacher at Putnam City High School, and was also a pianist. Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Bill Friedlander; two daughters and sons-in-law, Julie and Kenneth Kyle of Olathe, KS, and Gayle and Kyle Keahey of Grapevine, TX; a brother, Lowell Williams of Ryan, OK; and 7 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Ada Lee Zachry; a brother, Alvis Williams; and her parents. Interment was at Resurrection Memorial Cemetery with arrangements by Vondel L. Smith and Sons Mortuary.

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FRUITS, Jack
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA: Jack N. Fruits died April 2, 2007. He was born January 1, 1928 in Tonkawa, OK to Earl and Geneve Fruits. He worked in executive positions with Kerr-McGee Corporation, and had also worked for Standard Oil of Ohio, and Downtown Airpark. He was a graduate of Oklahoma State University and a certified public accountant. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his wife, Connie Fruits; a son, Terry (Michele) of Edmond; two daughters, Becky (Jim) Denny of Edmond, and Sue (Venny) Sanchez of Monterrey, Mexico; a sister, Sharon (Ralph) DePriest of Blackwell; a sister-in-law, Genny Fruits of Blue Springs, MO; and 6 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Larry; and a baby sister, Bonnie. Services were held at the United Methodist Church of the Good Shepherd. Arrangements were handled by Smith and Turner Mortuary.

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FUCHS, Lillie Mae
ELK CITY, OKLAHOMA: Lillie Mae Fuchs, 102, died March 20, 2008. She was born February 17, 1906 to Sarah and John Sanders. She and her husband owned Fuchs Plumbing and Heating. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Sue Haught of Oklahoma City; three grandsons, Steven Haught (Susan) and Gary Haught, both of Oklahoma City, and Randall Haught (Terry) of Reading, PA; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Villard Cland Fuchs; five sisters; and five brothers. Interment was at Sayre-Doxey Cemetery by Whinery Funeral Service.

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FUGET, Lois
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA: Lois Alma Fuget, 91, died October 10, 2006. She was born August 14, 1915. She attended Mayfair Church of Christ. She is survived by a daughter, Joyce Gwynnell Rusk (Glenn); 5 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Farron Hugh Roberts and Kenneth Lee Fuget; an infant son, Gerald Michael Roberts; and an infant daughter, Betty Louise Roberts. Services were held at Mayfair Church of Christ. Interment was at Bethany Cemetery.

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