Obituaries of Oklahoma Born Individuals
Or Other Relations to Oklahoma Listed In Newspapers of Other States.
James Richard Ellis, 59, of Talihina, Okla., formerly of Memphis and Waldron and Mena, Ark., helicopter mechanic and carpenter, died Tuesday in Poteau, Okla. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Northridge Woodhaven Cemetery in Millington. Beasley-Wood Funeral Home in Mena has charge. He was a Vietnam War Army veteran and a Baptist. He leaves two daughters, Lisa Ellis and Debra Ellis; four sisters, Barbara Perry of Halls, Tenn., Kathy Miller and Sandra Yarbrough, both of Memphis, and Debbie Sparks of Waldron, and a brother, Bobby Ellis of Atoka.
Ueita Taylor, who was born on January 26, 1914 in Wilson, Oklahoma, passed away on March 14, 2005. She is preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Taylor; her parents; as well as all her siblings. Ueita is survived by her daughter, Sonja Hill and husband, Donald of Mesquite, Texas; grandchildren: Miosha Hill of Mesquite, Texas; John Hill and wife, Sylvia of McAllen, Texas; and Michael Hill of Garland, Texas. Also surviving her is a great-grandchild, Lewis Hill of McAllen, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 17, 2005 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral services for Ueita will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2005 at Anderson-Clayton Chapel with interment to follow at Laurel Oaks in Mesquite.
Anderson-Clayton Funeral Home Mesquite, Texas972-285-5489
Mary TuckerTuesday, July 22, 2003Permian Basin Obituaries Odessa, Texas
ANDREWS ? Services for Mary Tucker, 87, of Andrews, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2003, in Calvary Baptist Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Ted Short, pastor of Grace Baptist Church, and Rev. Bill Melton, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Andrews West Cemetery under the direction of McNett Funeral Home.
Mary died Saturday, July 19, 2003, at her residence. She was born February 18, 1916, in Fredrick, Okla.
She married Eldon ?Howard? Tucker on April 11, 1936, in Hobart, Oklahoma. They moved to Andrews in 1961 from Snyder, Texas. She had worked as a nurse?s aid had served as a Pink Lady for the hospital auxiliary. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Howard of Andrews; sons, Gerry Tucker Sr. of Andrews and Lee Van Tucker, of Andrews; daughter, Michael Ann Hall of Streetman, Texas; grandchildren, Howdy Tucker, Matthew Tucker, Wendy Kay Mandrell, Trey Hall and Dustee Dawn Tucker; and eight
Robert William Gray Family-Placed Obituary
Robert William Gray Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth...And, while with silent lifting mind I ve trod the high untrespassed sanctiry of space, put out my hand and touched the face of God. From the poem, "High Flight," by Pilot Officer John G. Magee, Jr., RCAF, December 1941. On January 29, 2005, Robert William Gray, 86, departed on his final flight with grace, courage, and dignity after a brief illness. Dad was born on December 24, 1918, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the son of wildcatter and oil pioneer Roland B. Gray, and his wife, Florence Brumberg Gray. His boyhood years were spent in Marlin, Texas, Chicago, and Houston, where he graduated from San Jacinto High School in 1936. He attended courses at the South Texas Col lege of Law while he worked as the night manager at the old Delman Theater near downtown Houston. Bob later enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where he attained the rank of Captain. He served his