The Healdton Herald
Healdton, Carter Co., Oklahoma
Thursday, January 6, 1949
Mrs. D. E. HARRIS
Funeral services are being held today at 2 p.m. at the Freewill Baptist Church at Clemscott for Mrs. D. E. HARRIS, 55, well known resident of Clemscott community, who died from a stroke she suffered in her home Sunday evening. She passed away in the Lindley hospital, Duncan where she was taken for treatment following the stroke. Rev. J. O. HUDSON of the church will conduct services with burial at Pooleville directed by Bettes Funeral Home of Healdton. Serving as pallbearers will be WELDON COOK, A. J. JONES, ORBIN KEETON, SAMMY BAIRD, ARTHUR KEETON and CARMON KEETON. SALLY MAY HARRIS was born Oct. 11, 1893 and died Jan. 4, 1949 at the age of 55. She was married to D. E. HARRIS Oct. 13, 1912 at Pooleville. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church at Clemscott and had lived in the community many years. Surviving are her husband, D.E. HARRIS of the home, three sons, ROBERT of Graham, BRUCE of Ardmore, EVERETT of Fort Worth; a daughter, Mrs. NITA MAE WARREN of Graham, a sister Mrs. W. A. SMITH of Healdton and seven grandchildren.
Pike City Man Claimed by Death
Funeral services were held in the East Healdton Church of Christ Wednesday at 2 p.m. for WILLIAM SAMUEL MCCOWN, 76, well known pioneer resident of the Pike City community who died Monday, Jan. 3, in a Marlow hospital following a stroke suffered recently. TOM E. SMITH, minister in the Church of Christ, conducted services and burial in the Graham cemetery arranged by Bettes Funeral Home of Healdton. Special songs were sung by a group of singers from the church. Mr. McCown was born Aug. 17, 1872 in Hopkins Co., Texas and lived in the Pike City community for 57 years. He had been a member of the Church of Christ for 54 years and had made many friends who regret his passing. He was married Jan. 8, 1898 at Graham to Miss ROSA LEE CRYER, who survives. Other survivors are a son, HAMPTON MCCOWN of Marlow; a daughter Mrs. ALMA CALGER of Pike City; three brothers, WADE of Lexington, EDWARD of Woodford and HENRY CLAY of Los Angeles, California; and a sister Mrs. CORA ROBERTSON of Lexington.
Former Local Barber Buried at Ada
Funeral services were held Monday in Ada for EARL F. OTIS, 64, former Healdton barber, who died January 1. Mr. Otis was a retired barber and was well known here where he lived for many years. Burial was in Memorial Park at Ada. Mr. Otis was born Aug. 28, 1884 in Indiana. He is survived by his wife, KATHRYN; two stepsons, BRINCE MCKELVY and W. C. MCKELVEY; one daughter Mrs. ANNA RUTH FIGLEY of Denver City, Texas; a sister Mrs. ROY IRELAND and a brother GLENN OTIS.
Parents of Mrs. J. J. ASHLEY Killed in Collision
Friends of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. ASHLEY here regret about the death of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. LITTRELL of Weleetka who were seriously injured in a collision near Weleetka Monday evening. Mrs. Littrell died Tuesday and Mr. Littrell died Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church there Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 13, 1949
E. F. LUCIUS Killed by Train in Oklahoma City
E. F. LUCIUS was killed by a train in Oklahoma City Monday. Funeral services will be today in the Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Oklahoma City with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Ardmore, directed by the Thompson Funeral Home of Oklahoma City. ELIJAH FERRIS LUCIUS, 59, was well known here. He was employed by the Magnolia Pipe Line Dept. since Aug. 26, 1916. The family resided there for many years where their two children, ESSIE B., who preceded her father in death, and HILTON were reared. They moved to Oklahoma City several years ago and resided in Capitol Hill, members of the Baptist Church there. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. Surviving are his wife of the home; a son Hilton of the home; and other relatives.
OLE QUINN Dies Suddenly at Loco
Funeral services will be held in the First Baptist Church in Loco, Friday, for OLE HENRY QAUINN, 58, member of a pioneer Healdton family, who died at his home in Loco Sunday afternoon from a heart attack. Rev. HERBERT G. BARNETT, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Healdton, will conduct the services, assisted by Rev. DRUMGULE, pastor of the Loco Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Loco cemetery arranged by Bettes Funeral Home of Healdton. Pallbearers: BILLY DAIR, TOMMY WILSON, DICK ALEXANDER, K. G. MOORE, ALONZO SUTHERLAND and R. D. NICHOLS. OLE HENRY QUINN was born in Healdton, June 24, 1890, and died at the family home in Loco, January 9, 1949. He spent all his life in western Carter County and in Stephens County. His family was one of Healdton’s best known pioneer families. He was a veteran of World War I and was employed by Magnolia Production Dept. at Wirt for years prior to moving to Loco where he and his wife have lived for years. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. LILLIE QUINN, a member of a pioneer family the HOLDEN family; his mother Mrs. LIZZIE QUINN, well known resident of Healdton; a brother, E. R. QUINN of McLeansboro, Illinois; three sisters, Mr. BLANCHE PEDEN of Colorado Spring, Colorado; Mrs. CHARLES BURNS of Andrews, Texas; and Mrs. LESS AMERSON of Gilroy, California. All the family are here for the funeral.
Group Enjoys Reunion
Home for a Christmas reunion in the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. JIM HORN were the following relatives: Messrs and Mesdames LEE GOLSON and sons of Healdton, CHARLIE WILLIAMS of Wilson; BILL MILLER and children, VAIL HONR and children of Randolph Field, Texas; PAUL RAYof Lindsay, ELGIN PHILLIPS of Purcell, HARVE GOLSON of Healdton, HENRY PERKINS of Healdton, JULIAN and JEAN GOLSON of Healdton, SPEEDY WILLIAMS of Healdton, Mrs. GENE PORTER and children of Cleveland, T/Sgt. And Mrs. HARRY MORGAN and children of Denver, Colorado.
Thursday, January 20, 1949
W. H. PERKINS Died in Texas
Mrs. FANNIE PERKINS and her daughter Mrs. CORDIE WILLAMS of Healdton, another daughter Mrs. CORA DUFF of El Reno, and Mr. and Mrs. ROE WILLIAMS and Mrs. WILLIS SANDERS of Kilgore, Texas, attended the funeral of Mrs. PERKINS’ son, W. H. PERKINS, at Austin, Texas during the weekend. Mr. Perkins passed away at the family home following a lingering illness. He had visited his mother here numerous occasions.
Reburial Services for Cpl. JAMES H. KYKER
Funeral services for Cpl. JAMES H. KYKER were held Saturday, Jan. 15 in the First Baptist Church at Ringling. Rev. C. O. BIGBIE of Weleetka delivered the message… Collier Funeral Home was in charge of the burial at the Odd Fellows cemetery at Ringling. Young Kyker died in Warrington, England from meningitis on Feb. 4, 1944 at age of 20.He had served six months in the Air Force before his death. Survivors are his wife, KATHLEEN, a son JAMES DAVID, age 5, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. HENRY KYKER Sr.; a brother HENRY KYKER Jr., all of Ringling; three sisters, BETTY KYKER of Ringling, DOROTHA KYKER of Shawnee, and Mrs. HERMAN CONNELL of Healdton.
Brother of Local Men Died in New Jersey
BEN CLARK, local barber, JOE CLARK, oil field employee, and their brothers, TROY and VERNON CLARK of Wilson left Sunday by automobile for Trenton, New Jersey, where they will attend the funeral of their brother, FLOYD CLARK, automobile dealer, who died Saturday at Esero, Florida from a heart ailment. Mr. Clark had visited his brothers here on numerous occasions. Funeral services were held at Trenton, N. J., the former home.
Reburial for THOMAS HIGGINS
Military rites will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Freewill Baptist Church at Clemscott for Sgt. THOMAS O. HIGGINS, 22. The body arrived in Ardmore this morning and brought to Bettes Funeral Home in Healdton. Burial will be at Lone Grove with pallbearers from the American Legion post at Wilson. Firing squad will be from national guardsmen from Ardmore. Rev. J. O. HUDSON of the church will conduct services. Sgt. Higgins was born July 12, 1922 in Comanche. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. HIGGINS of Clemscott, a sister Mrs. THELMA KNIGHT of Milo; and several uncles and aunts. He was a radio operator of a B-24 and died Dec. 18, 1944 in China. A graduate of Graham high school class of 1940, he married Miss ONEDA MAY STUTTLES at Arlington, Texas, May 1, 1943.
Mrs. S. L. STEARNS of Hewitt Dies Suddenly
Word was received here this morning of the sudden death of Mrs. S. L. STEARNS, wife of RED STEARNS, well known employee of the Kirkpatrick-Bales Oil Co. Mrs. Stearns died suddenly at the family home in Hewitt Wednesday afternoon.
Attend Funeral in Durant
In attendance at the funeral of Mrs. TULLY BROOKS, Wednesday, at the Church of Christ in Durant, were the following relatives from Healdton: Mr. and Mrs. C. P. BROOKS, HERBERT and MELVIN BROOKS, Mr. and Mrs. JOE BROOKS, Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES BROOKS, CARL BROOKS and LYMAN BROOKS. Mrs. Tully Brooks was a sister-in-law of C. P. BROOKS.
Brother of Mrs. Watkins Dead in Texas
Dr. and Mrs. T. J. WATKINS received word of the death of her brother, Dr. H. S. DOWDA, 74, at Leander, Texas following an extended illness.
Mr. and Mrs. FLOYD TEESE announce the birth of a son at the Hardy sanitarium in Ardmore on Jan. 15. She is the former Miss LESSIE MARTIN, daughter of Mrs. LEM MARTIN of Healdton.
Mr. and Mrs. CLAUDE WOOD announce the birth of a son born Jan. 18 in a Longview hospital. She is the former Miss MARY FRANCES STEPHENS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. STEPHENS of Healdton. Mrs. Stephens and her mother Mrs. FRANCES WOOD went to Longview.
Mrs. LESSIE AMERSON returned home to Gilroy, California Tuesday after the funeral of her brother OLE QUINN at Loco. Her mother Mrs. LIZZIE QUINN accompanied her home for a visit.
Funeral for Middlebrook Baby
Committal services for ALLEN DALE MIDDLEBROOK, who died at birth Sunday evening, were held in the Bettes Funeral Home chapel Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. HERBERT G. BARNETT of the First Baptist Church. Burial was in Mt. Olive cemetery. Parents are Mr. and Mrs. LEONARD D. MIDDLEBROOK.
Thursday, January 27, 1949
Bettes Funeral Home Fire
A fire of undetermined origin broke out at the Bettes Funeral Home, 21 N. 5th, this morning, resulted in almost a total loss. … The body of RICHARD L. WILEY was removed by TROY DAVIS, manager, to a nearby residence. He was also able to save important records and two chairs. …
Mother of Mrs. Vaughn Claimed by Death
Friends of Mr. and Mrs. NOEL VAUGHN regret to know of the passing of her mother, Mrs. ELLEN J. HORNE, 79, pioneer resident of the Wewoka community. Mrs. Horne passed away Thursday of last week in her home south of Wewoka. Funeral services were held in the Stout Funeral Chapel Saturday with burial in Holdenville cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn attended; he is superintendent of Healdton schools. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. VIOLA HAWKINS of Holdenville and Mrs. Vaughn of Healdton; and two sons, EDGAR of Oklahoma City and WILLIE of the home.
J. C. ROBISON
Funeral services will be held in the Baptist Church at Wilson Thursday for J. C. ROBINSON, well known resident of western Carter County, and brother of Mrs. GEORGE SULLIVAN of Healdton. Mr. Robison died at the family home near Wilson Sunday night from a heart attack. Richeson-Bates Funeral Home is in charge. Mr. and Mrs. GENE KINNEAR of Lelah, Okla., arrived for the funeral. Mr. Robison is Mrs. Kinnear’s stepfather.
Fox Man Killed in Oil Field Accident in Texas
Funeral arrangements are pending for RICHARD L. WILEY, former resident of Fox, who was killed in an oil field accident between Odessa and Monahans, Texas, Monday night, The body was brought to the Bettes Funeral Home then removed to a residence when the fire occurred at the funeral home. RICHARD L. WILEY was born Sept. 6, 1927 and well known in the Fox community. His father preceded him in death. Survivors are his mother, Mrs. HATTIE WILEY of Fox, two brothers, EDWARD in Texas and JIMMIE of the home address; a half brother FURMAN TANNER who is in Germany and a sister BETTY.
Brother of Mrs. Maples Dies from Fall on Ice
L. A. DUPREE of Bristow, brother of Mrs. G. L. MAPLES of Healdton, was injured in a fall on the ice at his home at Bristow Thursday. He was taken to a hospital where he died Friday. Funeral services were held at Bristow Monday with burial there.
Velma Man Passes
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Velma for HUGH L. SMITH, who died in a Duncan hospital Wednesday of past week, from high blood pressure complications. He was a son of J. M. SMITH of Healdton and a brother of Mrs. HENRY OGLETREE and Mrs. HOLLIS HAMMOND of Healdton. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. SMITH and FRANK MCBRIDE attended the funeral in addition to the sisters and their families.
Attend Funeral in Texas
Mr. and Mrs. BOB HILTON attended double funeral services Wednesday at Hooks, Texas, for their nephew and wife, Mr. and Mrs. HERMAN PATTERSON, who died from asphyxiation at Long Beach, California, Thursday of the last week. Mr. and Mrs. Patterson were only married recently in Texas and Mrs. Hilton attended the wedding. He was employed by a seismograph company in California.
Mr. and Mrs. ALBERT DODD of Ardmore have a new son born Jan. 12, named KENNETH DALE.
Mr. and Mrs. LAWRENCE E. STEWART announce the birth of a daughter born in the Hardy sanitarium in Ardmore on Jan. 20. She is the former Miss MADELINE PRICE.
Mr. and Mrs. FRANK HILL announce the birth of a son, RICHARD EARL, born Jan. 25.
Mrs. ALTA EZELL and daughter attended the funeral of a relative in Ardmore.
Thursday, February 10, 1949
Pioneer Healdton Woman Claimed by Death
Funeral rites were held in the Methodist Church Sunday at 2 p.m. for Mrs. L. FRONTERHOUSE, 80, beloved pioneer Healdton resident for 30 years, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. LENA HIGHT, in Fort Worth, Texas, Feb. 3, from a heart ailment. Rev. W. W. MCCONNELL, pastor of the Methodist Church, conducted services with special music being furnished by Mrs. JOHN GELDER, Mrs. C. W. HENSON, Mrs. ASHLEY FARNHAM, Mrs. B. L. PEEK, Mrs. A. J. SUTHERLAND, and Mrs. E. T. MOOSE. Bettes Funeral Home was in charge of burial arrangements. Pallbearers: C. W. HENSON, H. M. VANBUSKIRK, A. J. SUTHERLAND, H. H. HITCHCOCK, N. L. GRAVES and B. L. HOWE. Serving as flower girls were ladies of the Methodist Church. The body was taken to the Bettes Funeral Home in Ardmore following the service where it was held until the arrival of a daughter, Mrs. Z. J. HARRISON of Poteau, who was away from home on a trip and did arrive in time for the funeral. Committal services were held in Rose Hill Cemetery Tuesday.
LOUVENIA PRESLEY was born in Laurel, Tennessee, Feb. 13, 1868 and died Feb. 3, 1949. The family came to Paris, Texas when she was quite young. When 18 years of age, she was married to J. B. HERNDON, and to that union were born three children, two of whom, Mrs. Z. J. HARRISON of Poteau and Mrs. LENA HIGHT, survive. Mrs. Herndon passed away many years ago. Mrs. Herndon taught school at Antlers and it was there she married JOHN FRONTERHOUSE. They moved to Atoka where she continued to teach. To this marriage five children were born, only VICTOR FRONTERHOUSE of Wewoka survives. VIRGIL and PAUL both died within the past two years. One son died in the first World War. Mrs. Fronterhouse lived in and around Healdton for the past 30 years. She taught school until about 65 years of age. She was a devoted member of the Methodist Church, attended church regularly, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary… Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. LENA HIGHT of Fort Worth with whom she was making her home, and Mrs.Z. J. HARRISON of Poteau, one son, VICTOR, well known Wewoka contractor; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mrs. Paul Fronterhouse of Healdton is a devoted daughter-in-law.
GEORGE W. SULLIVAN
A large concourse of friends attended the funeral service Sunday at 2 p.m. in Dixie cemetery for GEORGE WASHINGTON SULLIVAN, 78, well known resident of the Fox community, who died Feb. 4 at his home northwest of Healdton. He was the father of J. E. SULLIVAN, well known oil man who resides at Fox and operates a store in addition to his oil business. Rev. HARKNESS of the Assembly of God Church at Asphaltum, conducted services with grandsons serving as pallbearers. Collier Bros. was in charge.
Former Healdton Man Dies in Ardmore
Funeral services for SILA A. MICHAEL, 70, former Healdton resident, who died Feb. 4 in Ardmore, were held Saturday afternoon in Harvey chapel with Adj. AMOS VARNEY of the Salvation Army officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery. Mr. Michael was better known as BUD MICHAEL. The Michael family lived here for many years. Survivors include a son JOHN with unknown address, two grandchildren and a niece, Mrs. F A. PATRICK of Healdton.
Attend Funeral at Coalgate
In attendance at the funeral of GILBERT SMITH, 20, who was killed in an accident Monday east of Holdenville while employed by the United Seismograph Co., are the following the relatives: Mr. and Mrs. A. J. SUTHERLAND, CLARK and BILL, and Mr. and Mrs. B. L. PEEK and JIMMY LEE. The funeral is being held today in the First Baptist Church at Coalgate with burial there. He was a nephew of Mrs. Sutherland.
Thursday, February 17, 1949
ED WHITFORD Claimed by Death
Funeral services were held in Harvey chapel in Ardmore Friday afternoon for ED WHITFORD, a former resident of Healdton, and father of Mrs. JOHN COX, formerly of Healdton. Mr. Whitford died Thursday morning in a convalescent home in Guthrie. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery. Mr. Whitford made his home here for some time with his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. JOHN COX, when Mr. Cox was local O. G. & E. manager. He had only recently entered the convalescent home at Guthrie. His brother NEW WHITFORD died Oct. 1. Surviving are one daughter Mrs. JOHN COX of San Francisco, Calif., two sons, ARTHUR of Knoxville, Ark., and FLOYD of Redwood, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. LIGE HALL and Mrs. JAMES BIBBS of Hartshorne, and Mrs. MELISAA BIBBS of Portland, Oregon, 8 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Whitford lived in and around Ardmore for 60 years.
Brother of W. H. McClendon Claimed by Death in Texas
Friends of W. H. MCCLENDON regret to know of the death of his brother, D. B. MCCLENDON, 79, Saturday at the family home at Ferris, Texas. Burial was at the old home at Waxahachie, Texas Sunday, and was attended from here by Mr. and Mrs. W. R. McClendon, and Mr. and Mrs. A. B. MCCLENDON. W. H. McClendon was unable to attend. Surviving are seven children, one sister and the brother here.
JOHN T. DANIELS Dies in Ringling
JOHN T. DANIELS, 66, brother-in-law of Mrs. W. A. DANIELS of Healdton, died at the family home in Ringling, Saturday, Feb. 12, following an extended illness. Funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. in the Ringling Church of Christ with CHRIS CLARK, minister of the Church of Christ at Wilson, conducting. Burial was at the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Ringling. Surviving are his wife, one daughter and three brothers. Attending the funeral from Healdton were the following relatives, Mr. and Mrs. TOLLIE DANIELS, and Mr. and Mrs. RAYMOND DANIELS.
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. DAWSON, accompanied by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. EDWARDS of Countyline, attended the 60th wedding anniversary celebration at Manitou Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. JAY ROARK, pioneer residents of Manitou.
Thursday, February 24, 1949
Pioneer Healdton Woman
Last funeral rites were held in the Pentecostal Holiness Church Friday for Mrs. ELIZABETH GIBSON, 86, pioneer resident of Healdton, who died at the family home on McGraw St. from a heart ailment early Thursday. Rev. LAMAR GOSNELL, pastor of the Pentecostal Holiness Church at Washington, former pastor of the Healdton church, close friend of the deceased, conducted services, assisted by Rev. W. A. PULLIAM, pastor of the local church. Burial at Mt. Olive was arranged by Bettes Funeral Home. Pallbearers: HAROLD POTTS, EMMETT GAUNTT, BEN CLARK, A. R. PARKER, H. H. SUBLETT and NEWT ODOM. Her husband preceded her in death. Mrs. Gibson converted at an early age and united with the Methodist Church. She lived in Healdton 35 years. In recent years Mrs. Gibson had been in declining health, taken care of by a devoted granddaughter MILDRED, who was assisted by other family members. Surviving are four sons, ESLEY, well known local barber, H. E. ‘SHORTY,’ JOHNNIE and WILLIE; three daughters, Mrs. NINA PARR of Ringling, Mrs. MOLLIE KISTLER and Mrs. DORA DUE of Ravia. A granddaughter, TRUDIE GIBSON, made her home with Mrs. Gibson. Also surviving are several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Pioneer Resident Passes
Funeral services were held in the Waurika Baptist Church Sunday at 2:30 p.m. for ERNEST GARDNER FUQUA, 76, pioneer resident of the Milo and Wheeler communities, who died from a heart attack Saturday at his home at Wheeler. Rev. J. O. HUDSON, pastor of the Clemscott Freewill Baptist Church, conducted the services with burial in Hastings cemetery arranged by Bettes Funeral Home. A farmer, Mr. Fuqua was born March 13, 1872 in Tennessee. He married Miss ADA BRANTLEY in 1888 and she preceded him in death last November. A son-in-law, LUTHER ROBISON of Clemscott, also died recently. Survivors include daughter Mrs. LUTHER ROBISON of Clemscot, two sons, JOHN of Borger, Texas, and YOUIN of Wilson; one grandson, a great-grandson, and a brother CHARLES FUQUA of DeLeon, Texas.
MARK FAIRCHILD Dies in Texas
D. A. FAIRCHILD was called to Rio Grande City, Texas this week by the sudden death of his brother, MARK FAIRCHILD, 44, who died unexpectedly Monday from a heart attack while working. He was an oil field worker. It is thought the body will be returned here for funeral services as he had lived many years in the Clemscot community. More recently he had been living in Michigan prior going to Texas. Surviving are four brothers and two sisters. Exact funeral details are not known at this time.
Thursday, March 3, 1949
Father of Mrs. Ben J. Hill Passes in Illinois
Mr. and Mrs. BEN J. HILL attended the funeral of her father, F. F. RHEINHARDT, at Sandoval, Illinois, Tuesday at the First Methodist Church. Mr. Rheinhardt passed away Feb. 27 following an extended illness. Mrs. Hill had been at the bedside of her father for some time prior to his passing. He had visited his daughter and son-in-law here.
Pioneer Clemscot Man Passes
Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Healdton Friday for JAMES E. POWELL, pioneer resident of the Clemscot community, who died at the family home last Wednesday following a lingering illness. Rev. HERBERT G. BARNETT, pastor, will conduct services, assisted by Rev. J. O. HUDSON of the Clemscott Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Lone Grove cemetery arranged by Bates Funeral Home of Wilson. The late BILL POWELL, who was killed in an accident near Madill, was a son of the deceased. Another son ROSS of Graham is well known here. Mr. Powell was well known in the county.
Miss DEAN GUTHRIE Passes
Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church in Wilson Monday for Miss DEAN GUTHRIE, who died in a Talihina hospital Saturday following an extended illness. Rev. J. P. DANE of the church conducted services, with burial at Hewitt cemetery arranged by Richeson-Bates Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers were young men, friends of the family at Wilson. The Guthrie family resided at Wirt many years where Mr. Guthrie was employed by the Skelly Oil Co. Surviving are her father, C. O. GUTHRIE of Wilson, a sister Mrs. MILLER HUNTER of Ardmore, four brothers, MAX A. GUTHRIE of Ardmore, DON of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, who was unable to attend, J. O. of Wilson and BOBBY of Wilson. Mrs. W. L. HAGAN attended from Healdton.
Mrs. LES HERRINGTON
Funeral services will be held at the Methodist Church in Healdton Friday for Mrs. LES HERRINGTON, 51, well known resident of the Fox community, who died in a Dallas hospital Wednesday following an extended illness. Rev. W. W. MCCONNELL of the church will conduct the service, with burial at Bomar Point cemetery directed by Collier Bros. Mrs. ANNA LOU HERRINGTON was born April 4, 1898 in Oklahoma and died March 2, 1949 at Dallas. She had spent her entire life in Carter and Love counties. She was a devoted member of the Methodist Church and attended services as long as her health permitted. Surviving are her husband LES HERRINGTON of Fox, sons LEO of Healdton and LOSS of Dallas, Texas; daughters Mrs. LAVERNE RENZELMAN of Waurika, Mrs. LOUIS CAVINS and Miss LETHA HERRINGTON of Ardmore, Miss LANELL HERRINGTON of Duncan, 8 grandchildren, her mother Mrs. SUSAN SALMON of Wilson, two brothers, BILL COX of Oswalt and General Cox of California; four sisters, Mrs. SAM RANDOLPH and Miss EDNA COX of Wilson, Mrs. EMMA MORRIS of Marietta and Mrs. CARL NESS of California.
Mark Fairchild Passes in Texas
Funeral services were held in the Collier Funeral chapel Saturday for MARK FAIRCHILD, 47, who died suddenly from a heart attack while working at Rio Grande City, Texas, Feb. 21. Mr. Fairchild, a former resident of Clemscot, had only recently moved to Rio Grande City. Rev. SMITH of the Nazarene Church conducted services, assisted by Rev. W. A. PULLIAM of the Pentecostal Holiness Church. Burial was in Graham cemetery. Pallbearers; JESS WOOD, WALTER BISHOP, BUDDY BISHOP, MAX FAIRCHILD, EVAN GRAPPA and DON MURPHY. Mark Fairchild was born at Desdemona, Texas Aug. 14, 1901 and died Feb. 21, 1949 at Rio Grande City, Texas, age 47. He lived in Clemscot community until 15 years ago when he moved to Michigan. He recently visited his brother D. A. FAIRCHILD en route to Texas where he was employed in oil fields. Surviving are his widow and other brothers and sisters in addition to his brother D. A. here.
Thursday, March 19, 1949
Funeral for James E. Powell
Funeral rites were held at the First Baptist Church Friday for JAMES E. POWELL, pioneer resident of Clemscot, who died at the family home Wednesday night. Rev. HERBERT G. BARNETT, pastor, conducted services, assisted by Rev. J. O. HUDSON of the Clemscot Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in Lone Grove cemetery arranged by Bates Funeral Home of Wilson. Pallbearers: A. B. BROWN, SIM ROBERTS, GRANVILLE BROWN, E. E. EVERSOLE, STEVE KIRKPATRICK, and LONNIE TAYLOR. James E. Powell was born Feb. 16, 1876 in Alvarado, Texas and came to Indian Territory in 1902. He was married to Miss LULA PEARL EVERHART April 12, 1903. He was a retired farmer and well known here. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lula Pearl Powell, three sons, JIM of Fillmore, California, ROSS of Graham and CHARLES of Clemscot, one daughter Mrs. LLOYD ROBERTS of Clemscot and six grandchildren.
Funeral for Mrs. ANNA M. SIMONS
Funeral services wee held at the First Methodist Church Tuesday for Mrs. ANNA M. SIMONS, well known former resident of Healdton, who passed away at Norman March 6, age 80 years. Rev. W. W. MCCONNELL of the church conducted with burial at Rosemont at Wichita Falls, Texas. Pallbearers: ROY DAVIS, A. J. SUTHERLAND, B. L. PEEK, W. B. WOLLET, A. D. BROWN and TED ALFORD. Mrs. Simons was born in Knox County, Ohio, near Mount Vernon, Dec. 10, 1868. Her parents moved to Montpelier, Indiana where she grew to young womanhood and received her early education. After completing high school, she attended teachers normal college at Valparaiso, Indiana. She taught school in her home town for some years. In 1897, she was married to ELMER SIMONS and one son was born to the union. He passed away in Electra, Texas in 1919. Mr. Simons passed away May 9, 1942, in Healdton. The family resided in Healdton many years and were active members of the Methodist Church. Surviving is a brother F. G. HESS of Findley, Ohio who was unable to attend the funeral.
Brother of GRANT GREEN Killed
Mr. and Mrs. GRANT GREEN were called to Pampa, Texas, the past week by the death of his brother SAM GREEN who died from an oil field injury. The funeral was held Saturday at Pampa.
Thursday, March 17, 1949
Funeral for S. I. Bedford
Funeral rites were held at the Main Street Church of Christ Friday for S. I. BEDFORD, pioneer resident of Healdton…. THORNTON CREWS, minister of the church, conducted services…. Pallbearers: A. W. SHAVER, W. H. ERVIN, JACK RABIE, J. W. BENTLEY, J. A. TEEL, and W. J. RAY.
SAMUEL ISAAC BEDFORD was born Sept. 13, 1869 at Vicksburg, Mississippi and passed away at the family home in Healdton, March 9, 1949, age 79. He was united in marriage with Miss MINNIE ELIZABETH HENLEY in Lamar County, Texas, and to this union were born seven children, four of whom survive. Mrs. Bedford preceded him in death. Mr. Bedford obeyed the gospel at age of 21 years and became a member of the Church of Christ. He was a member of the West Main Church of Christ and attended services as long as his health permitted. He served as city councilman from Ward 3 for several years. … Surviving are two sons, EVERETT and A. O. BEDFORD, local building contractors, two daughters Mrs. GEORGE FREEMAN with whom he made his home, and Mrs. ROBERT STEWART of Alex; 17 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, a brother WALTER BEDFORD of Paris, Texas, and sisters Mrs. LELIA BELL of Deport, Texas, Mrs. KATE CLEM of Paris, Texas, and Mrs. NANNIE HOLDER who lives in Texas.
Reburial for Cpl. CARL J. HAWKINS
Reburial services were held at the Wirt First Baptist Church Friday for Cpl. Carl J. Hawkins, who was killed in action in Italy Dec. 27, 1943. He was the son of Mrs. ANNIE HAWKINS of Wirt. Rev. ALVIS LINDSEY conducted the services with burial at Mt. Olive cemetery arranged by Collier Bros. Pallbearers: CHARLIE ROBINSON, LEE ROBERTSON, VINCENT KIMBERLIN, W. H. TANNER, RUSSELL MCCREARY, and ARCHIE FRY. Military graveside services were by Charles Mix American Legion Post of Healdton. CARL J. HAWKINS was born at Wirt, June 28, 1917 and spent his entire life there, attended the Dundee school. He volunteered for service in 1938 and spent part of the time overseas where he was killed in action in Italy Dec. 27, 1943. Surviving are one son, JAMES CARL HAWKINS of Yuma, Arizona, his mother Mrs. Annie Hawkins of Wirt, a sister Mrs. CARL SMITH of Odessa, Texas, five brothers, HERBERT of Wirt, ROY of Little Rock, Ark., LESLIE of Goldsmith, Texas, GENE of the U. S. Navy at Memphis, Tenn., and JERRY HAWKINS at home. Out of town relatives and friends for the service: Mrs. Carl Smith and sons JIMMY and GARY of Odessa, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. LESLIE HAWKINS and baby SARA ANN of Goldsmith, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. S. E. MCELROY of Duncan, Mr. and Mrs. EDWIN VINYARD and daughter RACHEL and Mrs. TOM FERGUSON of Oklahoma City, Mrs. W. E. SPEARS, Miss FAY SPEARS and RUTHERFORD SPEARS of Chickasha, SID SPEARS of Duncan, Mrs. MARSHALL BUTTON of Sulphur, and Mrs. JOE ALDRIDGE of Alma.
Reburial for Pvt. JAMES D. PIERCE
Reburial services were held from the Fox Baptist Church Wednesday for Pvt. JAMES D. ‘JACK’ PIERCE, who was killed June 4, 1944 in Iran / Persia on a motor vehicle accident while on convoy duty. Rev. J. C. DODSON, Baptist pastor at Duncan, formerly of Fox, conducted services with burial at Graham cemetery arranged by Collier Bros. Surviving are a son, his mother Mrs. WILLIE V. PIERCE of Fox, a sister Mrs. CHESTER CUNNINGHAM, and other relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT STEELE of Sunray, Texas announce the birth of a son, HARRELL GENE, March 7. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. M. D. STEELE of Ardmore and Mr. and Mrs. D. B. SKELTON of Healdton.
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. WALKER announce the birth of a daughter JO ANN March 16.
JAMES RATCLIFFE, son of Mr. and Mrs. CECIL RATCLIFFE Sr.and Mrs. BERNICE SMITH were married Feb. 26 at Wichita Falls, Texas. He is a graduate of Healdton high school and served one year in the U. S. Army. He employed at the Kinney Shoe Store in Ardmore.
Enjoying a visit in the homes of Mrs. LOLA FORE and Mr. and Mrs. WALTER CLARK were Mr. and Mrs. JOHN OGLETREE and children, Mrs. DOYLE CLARK and children of Sterling, Kansas, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. RALSTON and children of Houston, Texas, and Mrs. OPAL LINDESEY of Jal, New Mexico.
Mr. and Mrs. E. T. MOOSE enjoyed a visit from some long time friends, Mr. and Mrs. R. M. SULLIVAN of Mariposa, California, who were en route home from a motor trip to Old Mexico. This was the first time the families had seen other in 35 years. While they were here, they were also visited by another long time friend, W. D. SIMMONS and Mrs. Simmons of Wilson. Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE RODDA of Brazoria, Texas, were weekend guests in the Moose home. Mrs. Rodda is a sister of Mr. Moose.
Thursday, March 24, 1949
Funeral for Accident Victim
Funeral services were held in the West Main Church of Christ Wednesday for ARTIE FRANCIS WALK, 11 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. ARTIE WALK, members of a pioneer family. Artie Francis died from accidental wounds from a rifle in the home Monday morning. He died en route to an Oklahoma City hospital while being rushed by a Colliers Bros. ambulance. Thornton Crews of the church conducted services, assisted by TOM E. SMITH of the East Healdton Church of Christ. Pallbearers: R. L. SIMMONS, EMMET CHASE, GENE COMPTON, JIMMY BAKER, HURCHEL STEPHENS and C. C. CLAXTON. Burial was in Mt. Olive cemetery arranged by Collier Bros. Artie Francis was born Jan. 20, 1938 and passed away March 21, 1949, age 11 years. Surviving are his parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. JOHN WALK, Mrs. ETHEL MCKNIGHT of Healdton, J. A. MCKNIGHT Sr. of Lodi, Calif., two aunts, four uncles and other relatives.
Reburial for BUSTER PAUL
Reburial services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Assembly of God church in Healdton for ROY B. ‘BUSTER’ PAUL, who was killed in action at Makin in the Gilbert Islands Nov. 20, 1943, son of Mr. and Mrs. ROY PAUL of Wirt. Rev. Clay of the church conducted the services with burial at Mt. Olive cemetery arranged by Bettes Funeral Home. Buster Paul attended the Dundee school and was a member of the Assembly of God Church at Wirt. He is survived by his parents, a brother JAMES PAUL of California, and sisters Mrs. ROSALIE BRASHEARS of Roswell, N. M. and Mfrs. BONNIE MARIE ROBERTS of Albuquerque, N. M., and a daughter JUDY CARROLL PAUL.
J. S. POTEET
J. S. POTEET, pioneer resident of western Carter County, died at the family home at Wilson Wednesday. He had been in ill health and suffered from asthma for some time. Funeral services will be held Friday in the Church of Christ at Wilson with CHRIS CLARK, minister, officiating, assisted by B. W. GUYMON of Duncan. Burial at Hewitt cemetery arranged by Bates Funeral Home of Wilson. Pallbearers: MARVIN BEASLEY, I. O. HUFFAKER, PIERCE PATTERSON, HARVE ALLRED, TOMMY JONES and BILL AUSTIN. JAMES SHELTON POTEET was born in Ellis County, Texas, Feb. 12, 1880 and died March 23, 1949 at his home in Wilson. He had been a resident of Healdton and Wilson for years. He was a member of the Healdton Masonic lodge. Survivors include his wife, MYRTLE of the home, son CLAUDE of Wilson, three daughters, Mrs. J. NELSON of Porterville, Calif., Mrs. GLADE HILLS of Dallas and Mrs. ED JOHNSON of Wilson, two brothers, LEE of Texas and R. C. of Denver, Colorado.
Thursday, April 7, 1949
Funeral for Louis Proctor
Funeral services were held March 27 at the Rangely Funeral Home in Duncan for HUGH LOUIS PROCTOR, 28, who passed away in the Veteran Hospital at Sulphur following an extended illness. Burial was in a Duncan cemetery. The Proctor family formerly lived at Wirt. The late Hugh Proctor was employed by Magnolia Petrol. Co. for years. He was the father of Louis Proctor. He was married to Miss MARIE BLEVINS of Pernell in November 1947. He leaves his wife, his mother, Mrs. FANNIE PROCTOR of Loma Linda, Calif., who came weeks ago to be with her son, a brother PAUL PROCTOR of Greggton, Texas, a sister Mrs. NELL GREENHILL of Lincoln, Nebraska; several aunts and uncles. Mrs. BESSIE KERNS, who lives in the Fox community, is an aunt. A family reunion was held in her home recently when Louis and his wife attended.
Services were held at Mt. Olive cemetery Wednesday for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. RAYMOND C. POTEET of Healdton. Rev. Gaskill of Duncan conducted the services arranged by Collier Bros. Surviving are her parents, a sister DARLA FAY, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. CLAUDE POTEET of Wilson and Mr. and Mrs. W. C. LEDGERWOOD of Healdton.
Dr. JOHN R. TIDMORE
Funeral services were held at the Wilson Church of Christ Wednesday for Dr. JOHN R. TIDMORE, 75, widely known pioneer physician of Wilson, who died Tuesday in an Ardmore hospital. Conducting the services were CHRIS CLARK, minister of the church, FLAVIL YEAKLEY of the Central Church of Christ at Ardmore, and O. K. ALEXANDER of Rocky Ford, Colorado, former minister of the Wilson church. Burial at Hewitt cemetery arranged by Bates Funeral Home. Dr. Tidmore was born Dec. 17, 1873 in Blunt County, Alabama, and practiced medicine in western Carter County for 56 years, one of the best loved pioneer physicians in southern Oklahoma. He was a long time member of the Church of Christ and served as leader in the church many years. He was married to Miss SALLEY LEE BEVILL in Denton, Texas, Dec. 24, 1895. She preceded him in death Oct. 23, 1923. He married Mrs. FANNIE BALLEW of Lone Grove Dec. 2, 1926. Survivors include his wife FANNIE of the home, three daughters Mrs. JUANITA OLIVER of Wilson, Mrs. VALITA HARVEY of Chicago, Illinois, and Mrs. IRENE NOEL of Boaz, Alabama, one sister Mrs. GREENIE SMITH of Aubrey, Texas and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday at Bristow for DUNCAN DAVIS, well known café operator of Bristow and member of a pioneer family here. He was the son of Dr. Davis, early day Healdton physician. Mr. Davis passed away in an Ardmore sanitarium Wednesday. He is a brother-in-law of Mrs. REYNOLDS CANTRELL and A. V. WILKINSON of Healdton. Surviving are his wife, three children and other relatives.
Thursday, April 14, 1949
Sister of J. A. LOWRANCE Dies in Texas
J. A. LOWRANCE received news about the death of his sister Mrs. KATE MCKINZIE, 84, who passed away at the family home at Floresville, Texas, Monday following a lingering illness. She was the youngest living member of her family, both of her brothers and a sister being older than she was. Funeral services were held at Floresville Tuesday with burial there. Surviving are her husband, BEN MCKINZIE of the home, some children and grandchildren, a sister and two brothers.
Attend Funeral in Texas
Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM FREEMAN and family and members of the A. W. KIMBERLIN family are at Holliday, Texas today for the funeral of HOMER DAVENPORT, 35, husband of the former Miss LUCILLE KIMBERLIN. Mr. Davenport passed away in the Bethania hospital at Wichita Falls, Texas, Tuesday from a heart attack. He and his wife visited her family here two weeks ago and he had been working for the Blackwell Oil Co. He was a member of the Baptist Church and the funeral is being held at the First Baptist Church at Holliday with burial at Wichita Falls. Surviving are his wife,a son CHARLES and some brothers and sisters.
Thursday, April 21, 1949
W. B. FERGUSON
Funeral services were held at the Wirt First Baptist Church Saturday for W. B. ‘BLOOMER’ FERGUSON, pioneer of Wirt, who passed away Thursday following a lingering illness. Rev. W. W. MCCONNELL of the Healdton Methodist Church conducted services with burial at Rose Hill cemetery at Ardmore arranged by Bettes Funeral Home. Pallbearers: BILL ROBERSON, FRED ROBERSON, RALPH NICHOLSON, GENE NICHOLSON, C. B. GUMP and ODIE DUKE. … Mr. Ferguson, 71, was born Feb. 2, 1878 in Indiana and had been a resident of Wirt for the past 30 years. He was well known and will be missed by friends. Survivors are his wife, BESSIE, four daughters Mrs. OPAL GILLIAM of Pampa, Texas, Mrs. MARIE NICHOLSON of Gainesville, Color., Mrs. C. B. GUMP of Madill and Mrs. HELEN WILLINGHAM of Colorado; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Thursday, April 28, 1949
Mrs. GUSSIE GREENWOOD
Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church Tuesday for Mrs. GUSSIE GREENWOOD, member of a prominent pioneer Chase family. Mrs. Greenwood succumbed early Monday at the Lindley hospital at Duncan after an illness of heart ailment. Rev. W. W. MCCONNELL of the church conducted the services. Pallbearers: BILL DOWNTAIN, CLEO SOUTHERLAND, M. B. THOMPSON, J. A. TEEL, W. R. MCCLENDON and A. D. BROWN. Serving as flower bearers were members of the church and the Eastern Star. Healdton Chapter Eastern Star conducted graveside services. GUSSIE CHASE was born in Healdton 62 years ago. She married AMAZIAH GREENWOOD and to this union were born two children: EMMETT GREENWOOD now in the U. S. Navy, and an infant son who preceded her in death. Mr. Greenwood passed away several years ago. She was a member of the Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. Surviving are her son Emmett in the U. S. Navy at San Diego, California, her mother Mrs. ROXIE CHASE of Healdton, a sister Miss LINNIE CHASE of the home, brothers, EMMETT CHASE, deputy sheriff, and A. D. CHASE of Sulphur, and two grandchildren. Among the out of town relatives and friends here for the funeral: Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Greenwood and children, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Chase and family, Mrs. CHARLIE BURNS of Andrews, Texas, Mrs. WILLIE CATHEY of Wilson, Mrs. CALLIE BLAKE of Marietta, D. M. FORBESS and DOUGLAS of Ardmore, Mrs. RICHARD JOHNSON of Milo, Mr. and Mrs. AL CONRAD and Mr. and Mrs. T. L. RICKARD of Davis and deputy sheriff CHARLES JONES.
Funeral for Mrs. SAM BEAIRD /BAIRD
Funeral services were held Saturday in the West Main Church of Christ for Mrs. SAM BEAIRD, pioneer of western Carter County, who died April 21 a the family home in Graham, following a long illness. THORNTON CREWS of the church conducted services with Collier Bros. in charge of burial at Frederick. ELLEN MAGLENE (SHIPMAN) BEAIRD was born Jan. 26, 1894 and died April 21, 1949, age 55. She married SAMUEL P. BEAIRD April 7, 1909. She was a member of the Church of Christ since girlhood and a resided in western Carter County many years, highly respected. Survivors include her husband, Sam, eight children, SAMMIE, JAMES, JOE, all of Graham, Mrs. GLORNIE ROBERTS of California, Mrs. ELLEN SHELTON of Clemscot, Mrs. RUTH WISE of Graham, Mrs. GEORGIE BEAIRD of Graham, HENRY of Graham, 17 grandchildren, her father T. H. SHIPMAN of Frederick, three sisters, two of whom reside in Healdton, Mrs. A. K. MURRAY and Mrs. LEWIS, and five brothers.
Brother of Dr. Watkins Buried in Texas
Dr. and Mrs. THOMAS JEFFERSON WATKINS returned from Corpus Christi, Texas where his brother JOSEPH H. WATKINS, 73, passed away Eastern morning. Funeral services were held at the Church of Christ at Seagraves, Texas Monday with burial there. He was a retired mechanic and had been in ill health for some time. Surviving are three sons, brothers T. J. WATKINS of Healdton and JOHN WATKINS of Seadrift, Texas, five sisters, Mrs. BETTY PINER, Mrs. O. E. ARMSTRONG both of Corpus Christi, Mrs. JULIA HOWARD and Mrs. CLARA FOUNG of Seadrift and Mrs. SUE BOYKIN of Quemade(?), Texas.
Mrs. Russell Lynch
Funeral services will be held today at the Wilson Church of Christ for Mrs. RUSSELL LYNCH, well known resident of Wilson, a sister-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. EVERETT FORD of Healdton. She died in Ardmore following an operation. Survivors are her husband, two children, her parents Mr. and Mrs. MONK TIPPS of Wilson, and sister Mrs. BUDDY SADLER of Premont, Texas.
Thursday, May 12, 1949
W. A. MOON
Jehovah Witness services were held in Mt. Olive cemetery Tuesday for W. A. MOON, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN MOON of Healdton, who was seriously injured in a oil field accident Monday. He died en route to the Patterson hospital at Duncan. Collier Bros. arranged burial services. WILLIAM ALLEN MOON was born in Healdton, June 7, 1924 and passed away May 9, 1949. He spent all his life here where he married MissKATHRYN WHITTED. He was in service overseas for some time. He was employed by Bradley and Leeper at time of his death. Survivors are his wife, a child, his parents, some brothers and sisters.
Thursday, May 19, 1949
Brother of TOM E. SMITH Dies in Texas
Funeral services were held at the Lucas Funeral chapel in Fort Worth, Texas Monday for ARTHUR SMITH, 73, brother of TOM E. SMITH of Healdton, and ABE and JIM SMITH, also well known here. Mr. Smith passed away Saturday from a heart ailment. WILLARD MORROW, Church of Christ minister in Fort Worth, conducted services, with burial in Mt. Olivet cemetery in Fort Worth. Mr. and Mrs. TOM SMITH and brother WILL SMITH of Fox attended the services. Surviving are sisters Mrs. DENNIS CLANTON of Santo, Texas, and Mrs. LULA BRANNAN of Mountain Air, N. M., and seven brothers, TOM E. SMITH of Healdton, WILL SMITH of Fox, ABE and JIM SMITH of Azusa, California, HARRY SMITH of Ranger, Texas, JOHN SMITH of Colorado City, Texas and TONY SMITH of Graham, Texas.
Sister of O. W. BROOKSHIER Passes at Elmore City
O.W. BROOKSHIER is in Elmore City to attend the funeral of his sister Mrs. OLIVER ODELL who passed away at the family home Wednesday following a lingering illness. Mrs. Odell, 48, was long time resident there. She and her husband operated the telephone exchange there several years. Surviving are her husband, Oliver Odell, three sisters and three brothers.
Thursday, May 26, 1949
Pioneer Healdton Man Passes
Funeral services were held this morning at the First Baptist Church for H. F. PRATER, 87, pioneer resident of Healdton, who passed away at the home of his son BILL PRATER Tuesday following a lingering illness. Services were conducted by Rev. HERBERT G. BARNETT, assisted By Rev. W. A. PULLIAM of the Pentecostal Holiness church. Burial in the Lindale cemetery near Bowie, Texas was arranged by Collier Bros. Grandsons served as pallbearers. H. F. PRATER was born Sept. 12, 1861 at Batesville, Arkansas, and passed away May 24, 1949 at the home of a son in Healdton. He was preceded in death by his wife. He resided in Wirt and Healdton for 28 years and in earlier years, an oil field worker. He made his home with his son Bill here many years. Surviving are the following children: BILL PRATER of Healdton, JOHN PRATER of Hardin City, B. A. PRATER of Shawnee, B. F. PRATER of Tyler, Texas, Mrs. FRANCES WOOD, Mrs. OTIS LEMONS, both of Healdton, Mrs. ROBERT EASTMADE of Dallas, and Mrs. MARGIE POLLARD of Modesto, California. All were here for the funeral except Mrs. Pollard. There are several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, and two sisters Mrs. FLORENCE WHALEY of Apache and Mrs. NAN YOUNG of Bowie, Texas.
Pioneer Southern Oklahoma Pioneer Buried
Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church at Woodford Friday for THOMAS N. HOWE, 79, who died May 18, following an extended illness….Rev. W. W. MCCONNELL of the Healdton Methodist Church conducted the services with burial in the Woodford cemetery. Mr. Howe, a retired farmer and rancher, was an active member of the Methodist Church, serving as Sunday school superintendent and steward of the church, a member of the Walters Masonic lodge and held in high esteem. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. MAGGIE HOWE of Woodford, four children, B. L. HOWE of Healdton, T. H. HOWE of Spearman, Texas, V. D. HOWE of Breckenridge, Texas, and Mrs. E. R. MARSH of Walters, 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Thursday, June 2, 1949
Wirt Sailor Dies
Funeral services will be held at the Healdton First Baptist Church Friday for ROBERT EUGENE HAWKINS, A.A., U. S. Navy, who died May 29 in an Forest City, Arkansas hospital from injuries received in a car accident Wednesday of last week, as he was en route to Wirt with a companion in the car. The companion was killed outright. He was stationed at Memphis, Tenn.…. Rev. C. W. CAMPBELL of Boynton, former pastor of the Wirt Baptist Church, will conduct services, assisted by Rev. MASON BONDURANT of the Wirt church. Burial will be at Mt. Olive cemetery arranged by Collier Bros. He was born (bad print) 1917 and… attended Dundee school, member of the 1947 class. He entered the U. S. Navy last September. He was a member of the Wirt Baptist church. His brother CARL HAWKINS, who was killed over seas, was brought back here for reburial a few months ago. Survivors are his mother, Mrs. ANNIE HAWKINS of Wirt, a sister Mrs. CARL SMITH of Odessa, Texas, and brothers HERBERT of Healdton, ROY of Wirt, LESLIE of Goldsmith, Texas, and JERRY of the home.
Mrs. RILEY SELF
Funeral services will be held in the First Baptist Church at Wirt for Mrs. RILEY SELF, long time resident, who passed away at the family home near Healdton this morning, following an extended illness. Rev. MASON BONDURANT of the church will conduct services with burial at Mt. Olive cemetery arranged by Bates Funeral Home of Wilson. Mrs. Self was a devoted member of the Baptist Church and mother of ROY WITHERS, well known resident of Wirt. Survivors are her husband Riley Self, son ROY WITHERS of Wirt and three grandchildren.
Attend Funeral in Texas
Mr. and Mrs. JOHN CORNISH received word that her brother’s wife, Mrs. BRYAN GALLOWAY, and her daughter had been seriously injured in a car accident near Welch, Texas. Mrs. Galloway died.
Brother of Mrs. M. C. BROWN Died in Oklahoma City
Mrs. M. C. BROWN left Monday for Fort Smith, Arkansas, where she attended the funeral of her brother, FRED H. MILLER, 55, veteran of World War I. He passed away in Will Rogers hospital in Oklahoma City Sunday after an extended illness. Mrs. Brown visited her brother while he was ill in the hospital. The funeral was at the family hometown of Ft. Smith.
Thursday, June 9, 1949
J. A. DRAKE
Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church Sunday at 2:30 pm for J. A. DRAKE, widely known Healdton businessman, who passed away at the Lindley hospital in Duncan Friday, following a heart seizure. Rev. B. L. HUFF, Baptist minister at Ryan, conducted the services. Pallbearers: B. J. TOOTHMAN, W. L. EAKIN, S. B. HALL, E. H. MCMILLAN, EARL COLEMAN, and B. L. HOWE. Burial was at Rose Hill cemetery at Ardmore, arranged by Collier Bros. Mr. Drake, 64, was born at Woodbine, Texas, and was a long time member of the First Baptist Church. He had been in business in Healdton around 30 years. He married Miss CELESTE BUTLER June 14, 1922, and to the union was born 2 children. Surviving are his wife, a daughter MARY RUTH and son DONALD, brothers U. W. DRAKE of Healdton, and WALTER E. DRAKE of Dallas, Texas, a sister MARY LOU of the home address.
Brother of Mrs. Morphis Dies in Colorado
Mrs. L. B. MORPHIS received word of the death of her brother CHARLES CANFIELD at Ft. Collins, Colorado who died Monday at his home. He had formerly lived at Blackburn, Oklahoma.
Miss TOMMYE JO DAVIS and THOMAS REED CORR III were married at the Baptist Church at Fox June 5. She is the daughter of Mrs. MILES M. DAVIS of Fox and he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. THOMAS REED CORR of Edmond. Miss PATY NAN BARNETT of Coalgate was maid of honor. A.M. GRINSLADE of Gallup, N. M., cousin of the groom, ushered. BUDDY DAVIS of Edmund was best main. LLOYD HENDRICK and Mrs. ANDERSON provided music. MORRIS HILL recorded the entire ceremony…. Rev. THOMAS REED CORR Sr., grandfather of the groom,read the double ring ceremony. … The couple will reside at Stillwater where they will continue their work at Oklahoma A. & M.
Thursday, June 23, 1949
W. D. GRISHAM Sr.
W. D. GRISHAM Sr. passed away in the Lindley hospital at Duncan from a heart attack. He was a well known employee of the Shell Pipeline and had resided in Healdton since 1923. Funeral services will be held at the West Main Church of Christ Friday, conducted by GEORGE H. STEPHENSON, minister of the Church of Christ at Wichita Falls, former minister of the church here. Burial at Rose Hill cemetery at Ardmore will be arranged by Harvey Bros. Pallbearers, employees of Shell Pipeline: ROY DAVIS, F. W. CHAPPELL, TOM BROWN, J. R. RAY Sr., GRADY BURTON and ALEC HUGHES. Honorary pallbearers: A. W. SHAVER, B. R. BEALL, BARNEY FORD, EVERETT FORD, EVERETT BADLEY, JACK RAGBIE, J. W. BENTLEY, W. H. ERVIN and C. W. HENSON. WILMER DOUGLAS GRISHAM was born at Hoxbar, Oklahoma, June 4, 1894 and passed away at Duncan June 22, 1949, age 55. He married Miss DESSIE E. HOLDEN in Ardmore Sept. 6, 1919. The family came to Healdton 29 years ago and he served as manager of the Choctaw Cotton Oil Co. here. He had been employed by Shell Pipeline for the past 18 years. … He was a member of the West Side Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife Mrs. Dessie Grisham of 23 Shell St., children, Mrs. ELA SIMPSON of Oklahoma City, W. D. GRISHAM Jr. of Shawnee, Mrs. JIMMIE JANE ROEMER of Healdton, HAROLD of Ponca City, Mrs. JEANNE MORGAN of Ardmore, HERSHELL, JOYCE and GERALD of the home; seven grandchildren; three brothers, TOM of Ada, MARION of Oklahoma City, and J. D. of Enid; sisters, Mrs. GUS MAGAFOE of Oklahoma City, Mrs. EUAL MCKILLIP of Fort Worth, and Mrs. CLATE BREWSTER in west Texas.
ERVIN C. ROBERSON
Funeral services will be held in the First Baptist Church today for ERVIN C. ROBERSON, veteran of World War I, and son of W. T. ‘BUCK’ ROBERSON. Mr. Roberson passed away at the family home Tuesday evening following an extended illness. Rev. J. C. DODSON, Baptist minister of Duncan, will conduct the services with burial at Mt. Olive cemetery arranged by Collier Bros. Charles Mix American Legion Post will provide military graveside services. Legionnaires will serve as pallbearers. ERVIN CHARLES ROBERSON was born Feb. 10, 1887 in McClellan County, Texas and passed away at the family home in Healdton June 21, 1949, age 62. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the American Legion. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and had lived in Healdton 30 years… Surviving are his father, W. T. ‘BUCK’ ROBERSON; sisters, Mrs. JESSIE GLENN of Healdton, Mrs. JULIA STOLE of South Dakota, and Mrs. INEZ THURMOND of Dallas and a niece, Mrs. JOHN PAUL MASSENGILL of Dallas.
Mrs. WILLIE HERRING
Mrs. WILLIE S. HERRING, 83, of Healdton, died Wednesday morning in an Ardmore hospital. She was born June 14, 1866 in Williams County, Tennessee. Her first husband, HENRY BEACH, died in 1908. Survivors include two sons, W. R. BEACH of Alameda, Calif., and THOMAS BEACH of Bakersfield, Calif., six daughters, Mrs. LAURA RUNSIE(?) of Boswell, Mrs. LILLY ROACH of Marietta, Mrs. BESSIE KENT of Healdton, Mrs. ADDIE JONES and Mrs. NEAL ROYAL both of Ardmore, a sister Mrs. ANNIE MCFARLAND of Fort Worth, Texas. Burial will be at Marietta arranged by Bettes Funeral Home.
Thursday, June 30, 1949
Funeral rites were held in the First Missionary Baptist Church Wednesday for TOM BALLEW, member of a highly respected southern Oklahoma family. Mr. Ballew succumbed to a heart attack at the family home, 202 Magnolia, Monday. He had been in ill health for some time. Rev. W. D. MCCOY of the church conducted services with burial at Lone Grove cemetery arranged by Bettes Funeral Home. Pallbearers: D. C. TEAGUE, BILL RATLIFF, SAM LEWIS, JACK TIDWELL, L. SPARROW and C. C. CLAXTON. Flower bearers were members of the Healdton Rebekah lodge of which Mrs. Ballew is a member. Tom Ballew was born at Eastland, Texas, April 14, 1881 and passed away at the family home in Healdton, June 27, 1949, age 68. He was a retired Magnolia Oil Co. employee and was employed by the city water department for years. He took active part in politics. He resided here 26 years. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. One brother was Bud Ballew, well known peace officer in the county. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. EDNA BALLEW, a son from a former marriage IVOL W. BALLEW who resides in Washington; two stepdaughters, Mrs. ELLIS COUCH of Ardmore and Mrs. JEFF COPELAND of Wolfe City, Texas; two grandchildren MONTY BALLEW of Oklahoma City and HOPE BALLEW of Odessa, Texas; four sisters, Mrs. JOHN GAUNTT and Mrs. BILL ENGLAND of Lone Grove, Mrs. ROSCOE FOSTER of El Centro, Calif., and Mrs. OSCAR PASCHALL of Denver, Colorado; three brothers, BRYANT of Healdton, BERNARD of Lone Grove and SCOTT of Wilson.
Brother of W. E. MARTIN Dies in Missouri
W. E. MARTIN was called to Cabool, Missouri Wednesday of last week by the sudden death of his brother, LUCIAN MARTIN, well known barber of Cabool, who died suddenly from a heart attack while at work in his barber shop. Burial was at Licking, Missouri.
Brother of Mrs. Cates Dies in Ardmore
Funeral services were held in the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Ardmore Monday for E. A. GRUBBS, 64, brother of Mrs. MONTIE CATES Sr. of Healdton. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery. He had been ill with a heart ailment for some time. Mr. and Mrs. Cates and family and Mr. and Mrs. VERNIE WALK attended the funeral where Mr. Walk served as a pallbearer.
Thursday, July 7, 1949
A. C. Martin
Funeral services were being held today at the First Baptist Church in Durant for A. C. MARTIN, former Healdton business man… Mr. Martin passed away in a Sherman, Texas, hospital where he was received treatment. Burial will be at Rose Hill cemetery at Ardmore. Survivors include his wife of the home, six daughters, Mrs. W. L. EAKIN of Healdton, Mrs. CARL ROBYLER of Fox, Mrs. BESS NORVILL and Mrs. LESTER GEORGE of Ardmore, Mrs. LAVERE YARBROUGH of Durant and Mrs. HULET SMTIH of Columbus, Ohio; four sons, JOHN E. of Salt Lake City, Utah, WALTER of McAlester, DON of Mansfield, Louisiana and Dr. KENNETH MARTIN of Healdton; two brothers THOMAS of Rockvale, Colorado and J. S. of Wetumka, 12 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Former Residents Visited Here
Renewing acquaintances here was a group of former Healdton residents now in Texas. They were Mrs. LEMAN MODGLING of San Angelo, and her sisters Mrs. DAYTON STRAWN and son JIMMY of Gladewater and Miss BERTHA THOMPSON of Kilgore. Mrs. Modgling’s husband was employed here by the Pure Oil Co. for years and Miss BERTHA THOMPSON lived here with her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. EARL GOINS when he was employed in the oil fields here. The women are sisters of ELAM THOMPSON, who was farm boss for the Magnolia Oil Co. here for many years. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Goins now live at Kilgore, Texas, where he operates a grocery store.
Thursday, July 14, 1949
En route to Healdton from Seminole, Saturday, with her granddaughter, Mrs. INA FAYE MALAN, Mrs. KATHRYN KING, 74, of Seminole, was killed in a car accident near Stratford. Mrs. Malan received cuts and bruises but neither she nor her son BENNY were seriously injured. Mrs. King’s body was brought to the Collier Bros. funeral home here where it remained until Tuesday, then taken to Mountain Grove, Missouri for funeral services and burial arranged by Collier Bros. Mrs. King was born 1876 and died July 9, 1949. She had visited her daughter here on occasions. Mrs. King is survived by children and grandchildren. A son WILLARD UPSHAW is known here as well as Mrs. E. J KING, daughter, who operates a café in Healdton.
Mrs. ROSIE WILLIAMS
Funeral services were held Sunday in Harvey chapel at Ardmore for Mrs. ROSIE WILLIAMS of Ardmore, sister of Mrs. R. G. CARRIKER of Healdton. Burial was in Greenville cemetery. Survivors include three brothers, four sisters and several nieces and nephews.
Father of Mrs. Lem Martin Buried at Marietta
Mr. and Mrs. LEE GAHAGAN andson, Mr. and Mrs. ARCHIE MILBURN, and Mrs. LEM MARTIN and sons L. T. and JERRY DALE, attended the funeral Sunday at the First Baptist Church at Marietta for Mrs. Martin’s father, J. H. TESTERMAN, 79, pioneer Love County farmer and stockman. Mr. Testerman died Friday evening while seated in a chair and talking with his wife and nephew. Burial was in Lake View cemetery. He is survived by his wife, two sons, daughter, 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, two brothers and one half-sister.
Sister of Mrs. EMMET LINDSAY Claimed by Death
Mrs. WILLIE ANN COX, 63, sister of Mrs. EMMET LINDSAY, who resides north of town, died suddenly at the home of her sister Mrs. TOM COX in Duncan Monday while visiting as a dinner guest. Mrs. Cox was born in Denton, Texas and came to Oklahoma at age of 8 years. Funeral services are being held today in the Church of Christ at Duncan. Surviving are three daughters, six sons, two brothers and three sisters.
Thursday, July 21, 1949
CHARLES M. O’DOR
Funeral services were held today in the Missionary Baptist Church at Ratliff City for CHARLES MAJOR O’DOR, 61 year old, of Alma, who died in a Duncan hospital of injures received Tuesday at Ratliff City. Mr. O’Dor’s neck was broken when his car and a truck collided at an intersection of a side road with Hwy 76. He was a pumper for Simpson Fell Oil Co. and is survived by his wife, three children, GEORGE of Pernell, CHARLES of Chicago, and CORA LEE of thehome. He had lived in western Carter county for years. Rev. MITCHELL BENNETT of Lawton conducted services with burial at Rose Hill cemetery at Ardmore, arranged by Bettes Funeral Home. He was born Sept. 19, 1888 and died July 19, 1949. The truck with which O’Dor collided was driven by WILLIAM L. BAKER Jr., 20, of Healdton and belonged to the Hudson-Houston Lumber Co. No charges will be filed against Baker.
Wilson Woman Passes
Funeral services were held in the East B Church of Christ in Wilson for Mrs. S. COPELAND, long time resident of Wilson, who passed away at the family home near Wilson Tuesday afternoon from a heart ailment. TOM E. SMITH, Church of Christ minister at Healdton, conducted the services with burial at Reck cemetery arranged by Leslie Funeral Home. Mrs. Copeland is survived by her husband, children and grandchildren. She was a devoted member of the Church of Christ at Healdton.
July 28, 1949
Former Graham Man Buried
Funeral services were held at Lone Grove Wednesday for JAMES FRANKLIN WOLFE, 56, retired Magnolia Oil Co. employee who died Sunday night in Oklahoma City. Burial was at Rose Hill cemetery arranged by Bettes Funeral Home. He worked for the Magnolia Co at Graham and Clemscot and in Big Spring, Texas. He was a Mason and a member of the Baptist Church, well known in western Carter County. He is survived by his wife CORA, son JAMES A. of Ardmore, daughters Mrs. IRA E. BRIDGES Jr. of Lone Grove and Mrs. JAMES GRIFFITTS of Oklahoma City; brother M. A. of Batesville, Arkansas, and three sisters Mrs. THAD JOHNSON of Healdton, Mrs. DEILA SOUTHERN and Mrs. ALBERTA STROUD both of Batesville, Ark.
Thursday, August 4, 1949
Funeral services were held in the Leslie funeral home chapel of Wilson Monday for M. N. WARD, father of BARNEY WARD of Healdton. Mr. Ward resided in Healdton for more than 20 years prior to moving to Wilson. He operated a wagon yard and feed store in early days of Healdton and was later associated with a local music store. After moving to Wilson, he was associated with a music store there. He passed away Saturday at Norman following an extended illness. Services were conducted by the pastor of the Holiness church in Wilson and burial was in Hewitt cemetery. Surviving are two daughters, three sons, some grandchildren, and a brother.
Father of Mrs. Woolever Claimed by Death
Funeral services were held in the Watts Funeral Home in Oklahoma City Saturday for J. W. MUNDAY, 99, father of Mrs. A. A. WOOLEVER, and grandfather of Mrs. HERMAN CLAXTON. Mr. Munday, well known here, visited in the Woolever home when Mr. and Mrs. Woolever resided here, passed away at the home of a son in Oklahoma City. Burial at Oklahoma City was attended by Mr. and Mrs. Woolever who are here on vacation from their home at Brownstown, Illinois, and by Mr. and Mrs. Claxton.
Funeral for Baby
Funeral services were held at the family home near Alma Friday for RICHARD DENNIS LUCAS, infant son of MARY LUCAS, Alma. Rev. ABSHIRE of the Assembly of God Church at Pruitt City, conducted services, arranged by Collier Bros.
Chadwick Funeral Home of Seminole was in charge of burial for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. BURTON of Healdton. The baby lived only a few hours. Burial was at Seminole. Surviving are the parents and grandparents who reside at Seminole and in Kansas.
Reburial Service for Son
Mr. and Mrs. JOHNNY STRIBLING and Mrs. Stribling’s brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. AMOS CHOATE of Van, Texas, will leave soon for Washington, D. C., to attend the reburial service of their son, J. L. STRIBLING, who was killed overseas. J. L. and other members of his crew will be reburied in Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D. C.
Brother of OTT DEES Claimed by Death
Funeral services were held Friday at Pryor for HULDY DEES, 50, brother of OTT DEES, well known local resident. Mr. Dees died suddenly from a heart attack Thursday. He operated a sporting goods store and was a barber in Pryor. Burial at Pryor was attended by Mr. and Mrs. OTT DEES, JACK and VIRGINIA.
Thursday, August 11, 1949
Mrs. F. I. RICHARDSON
Funeral services were held at the Collier funeral chapel Monday for Mrs. MINNIE LAURA RICHARDSON, wife of F. I. RICHARDSON, well known employee of the Shell Pipeline Co. here. Mrs. Richardson passed away in an Ardmore hospital Sunday from a heart ailment. She had been in ill health for several years. Rev. W. W. MCCONNELL, pastor of the Methodist Church, conducted services with special music by Mrs. C. W. HENSON and Mrs. ASHLEY FARNHAM, accompanied by Mrs. BEN HILL. The body was taken to Wellington, Kansas for a second funeral and burial. MINNIE LAURA HOWARD was born at Milan, Kansas Aug. 22, 1906 and passed away at Ardmore Aug. 7, 1949, a few days before her 43rd birthday. She was united in marriage with F. I. RICHARDSON Aug. 22, 1924 and to the union was born one son, DUANE, who resides at Wichita, Kansas. The family has been living here since 1943. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church at Caldwell, Kansas. A sister of Mrs. Richardson attended the services here as well as the funeral in Kansas. Surviving are her husband, son Duane, grandson, FLOYD DUANE RICHARDSON, four sisters and three brothers who resided in Kansas, Idaho and California.
Nephew of Sam Long Killed
Military funeral services will be held at the Marietta Church of Christ today for S/Sgt. RALPH LONG, 28, brother of W. M. LONG of Healdton, and nephew of SAM LONG of Healdton. Sgt. Long was killed in a plane accident at Norfolk, Virginia, Aug. 9. A military funeral was held there for him and his body was returned to the old home at Marietta for a second funeral and burial, directed by Goodrich Funeral Home. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Long are attending from Healdton. Surviving are three sisters, two brothers and his grandfather, A. G. LONG of Marietta.
Filed; JOSIE WHITE vs. RAYMOND H. WHITE, fore divorce.
Thursday, August 18, 1949
ROBERT L. MALONE Jr.
Funeral services were held in the Methodist Church Monday for ROBERT L. MALONE, Jr., 8 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Stone Sr., well known Healdton business people. Robbie was the county’s first fatality of 1949 of polio. He was stricken last Tuesday morning and entered Crippled Children’s Hospital Wednesday where he passes away Sunday. Rev. W.W. MCCONNELL of the church conducted services, with burial in Mabank, Texas with Collier Bros. in charge. Survivors include the parents, a brother WATLER WILLIAM, a sister CAROLYN and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. MALONE of Mabank, Texas, and Mr. and Mrs. W. A. SHORTES of Duncan.
Father of J. B. VANTREECE Buried
Funeral services were held in the Beeson-Grantham Funeral Home in Duncan for JAMES HENRY VANTREECE, father of J. B. VANTREECE of the Fox community. Mr. Vantreece is related to BILL RATLIFFE, chief of police. Burial was in the Duncan cemetery. He had lived in Duncan 51 years and was born in Indiana. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. NANNIE VANTREECE of Duncan, sons J. D. of Duncan and J. B. of Fox, daughters Mrs. L. M. BARNES of Norman and Mrs. OSCAR FRANKLIN of Duncan, 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Sue Stapp
Funeral services were held in the West Main Church of Christ Wednesday for Mrs. SUE STAPP, 74, pioneer resident of this community. Mrs. Stapp passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. VIRGIE CLAY, at Russell, Missouri where she had been staying in order that her daughter could care for her. She died suddenly from a heart ailment. THORNTON CREWS, minister of the church, conducted services with burial in Mt. Olive cemetery arranged by Leslie Funeral Home of Wilson. Pallbearers: E. M. YBLOOD, T. NORTHCUTT, ELMER HOPKINS, W. J. TRIBBEY, MIKE BEALL and FLOYD HOPKINS. Mrs. Stapp was born Oct. 31, 1874 and was married to J. W. STAPP November 24, 1897. Mr. Stapp, who was employed in the early days of the Healdton oilfield by the Magnolia Oil Co. until his retirement, preceded her in death. Mrs. Stapp was a faithful member of the West Main Church of Christ and loved by all who knew her. Surviving is a foster daughter, Mrs. VIRGIE CLAY and granddaughter VIRGINIA SUE CLAY of Russell, Missouri.
Thursday, August 25,1949
Golden Wedding Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. HOPKINS were honored with an open house Sunday at their home south of Healdton, in observance of their golden wedding anniversary. They were married at Orr Sept. 17, 1899 and have eight children, 20 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Their children and grandchildren attending: Mr. and Mrs. ELMER HOPKINS and family, Mr. and Mrs. OSCAR HOPKINS and family of Corona, Calif., Mr. and Mrs. BOB STANFROD of Santa Ana, Calif., Mr. and Mrs. E. F. HOPKINS of McAlester, Mr. and Mrs. I. A. HOPKINS and family, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. HOPKINS and family, Mr. and Mrs. ARTHUR HOPKINS and family. They have operated businesses in Ringling, Healdton and the Y north of Healdton.
Mother of Mrs. Galoob
Mrs. MICHAEL RAY PICK of 1521 ½ NW 17th, Oklahoma City, was killed in a car accident near Riverton, Wyoming, Saturday. Mrs. Pick and her daughter CAROLYN wereen route to visit her son, ALBERT, at Riverton. They were 30 miles from their destination when she was killed instantly. Her daughter Carolyn was not seriously injured. A native of Dublin, Ireland, Mrs. Pick came to this county about 25 years ago. She moved to Oklahoma ten years later from Chicago. She was a member of the Emanuel Hebrew congregation in Oklahoma City and was frequent visitor in her home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. HENRY GALOOB. Funeral services were held Tuesday in the Memory Chapel of the Hahn Funeral Home at Oklahoma City and were attended by the Galoob family, and by Mrs. REYNOLDS CANTRELL, Mrs. MELBA SANDS and Mrs. JEROME ABELS of Healdton. Interment was in the Emanuel Hebrew Cemetery at Oklahoma City. Survivors include her husband, two daughters Mrs. HENRY GALOOB of Healdton and Miss CAROLYN PICK of the home at Oklahoma City; a son ALBERT of Riverton, Wyoming, three sisters Mrs. A. B. SMITH of Battle Creek, Michigan, Mrs. ANNIE GREY of Wichita Falls, and Mrs. ROSE BAKER of Dublin, Ireland, and three grandchildren.
Recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. TOLBERT were Mrs. BESSIE CRABB and daughter NORMA JEAN of Wilson, Mrs. Tolbert’s brother C. MOATES of Waurika, CASS TOLBERT of Madera, Calif., Mr. and Mrs. VAIL HORN and children of San Antonio, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. CARL NORDMAN and children of Andrews, Texas. MARY NELL TOLBERT and Mr. and Mrs. LEOTHO TOLBERT and children attended the reunion at J. A. Tolbert home.
Thursday, September 1, 1949
Reburial for Lieut. BRYCE NIVENS
Reburial services were held at the graveside at Tussy cemetery Monday for Lieut. BRYCE NIVENS, member of a pioneer western county family, who was killed on a mission over Romania in World War II. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. THOMAS A. NIVENS, who were killed in an auto accident some time ago. He is survived by a daughter and some brothers and sisters.
Funeral for Mrs. JESSIE GILES
Brief funeral services were held in Rose Hill Cemetery at Ardmore Wednesday for Mrs. JESSIE GILES, 52, daughter of Mrs. J. W. THROWER of Sulphur, formerly of Healdton, and a sister of Mrs. EMMET SPEER of Wirt. Mrs. Giles died following an operation in Borger, Texas Sunday. She had been in ill health for some time. Collier Bros. funeral home was in charge. Mrs. Giles was born in Fort Towson and lived in Healdton from 1937 to 1938. Surviving are her husband ANDREW of Borger, daughter Mrs. BILL MONGOLD of Borger, son COY of Borger who is in the U. S. Navy, her mother, six sisters and three brothers, LUTHER THROWER of Oklahoma City, ALVIE of Ardmore and LEE of Maud.
Funeral for Mrs. RHODA EZELL SMITH
Funeral services were held Wednesday in the Missionary Baptist Church for Mrs. RHODA EZELL SMITH, 87, Lone Grove, who passed away at the home of relatives here Tuesday following an extended illness. Rev. MCCOY of the church conducted services with burial at Lone Grove cemetery arranged by Harvey Bros. Grandsons served as pallbearers. Mrs. Smith was born Feb. 27, 1862 in Franklin County, Missouri. She is survived by four sons, MELVIN PATTERSON of Ardmore, CLAUD PATTERSON of Devol, JESSE MCMANUS of Dealville, Texas, TOM MCMANUS of Vernon, Texas; five daughters Mrs. ROSA VERNON of Oklahoma City, Mrs. MINNIE SMITH of Lone Grove, Mrs. EDNA SMITH of Healdton, Mrs. BEN CROSS of Levelland, Texas, Mrs. MOLLIE UNDERWOOD of Healdton, 49 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and a brother GEORGE EZELL of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Funeral services were held in the Baptist Church at Ringling, Sunday, at 3 p.m. for LEE DANIELS, 63, well known farmer of the community, who died following an operation in a Duncan farmer. He was a brother-in-law of Mrs. W. A. DANIELS of Healdton. Burial was in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Ringling. Surviving are his wife; two sons, two daughters, two brothers, CHARLIE DANIELS of Crowell, Texas, and EUELL DANIELS of Ringling, and sister Mrs. SALLIE HOGUE of Los Palos, Calif. Relatives from Healdton at the funeral: Mr. and Mrs. TOLLIE DANIELS and family; Mr. and Mrs. EDWIN DANIELS and Mrs. W. A. DANIELS.
Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES BATSON of McMan have a baby girl ROSE ELLEN born Aug. 23 in Ardmore hospital. Mrs. Batson is the former MARIE NEWCOMB of Wetumka. Grandmothers are Mrs. ROSA NEWCOMB of Wetumka and Mrs. ELLA BATSON of McMan.
Thursday, September 8, 1949
BILY JOE DOSS
Funeral services were held at the Pentecostal Holiness Church here Sunday at 2 p.m. for BILLY JOE DOSS, 11 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. BILL DOSS, who reside near Ringling. Billy Joe passed away in an Ardmore hospital following an operation. He is a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. EDMON WATKINS of Healdton. Rev. W. A. PULLIAM of the church conducted the services with burial at Mt. Olive cemetery arranged by Collier Bros. He was born near Ringling Nov. 21, 1937, and passed away Sept. 3, 1949, age 11. He is survived by his parents, brothers, LEROY and DONALD Jr., and sister WILLA DEAN of the home.
Father of Mrs. Hunter Claimed by Death
MARION B. WILLIAMS, 84, father of Mrs. SHERMAN HUNTER, passed away while on a visit here in the Hunter home, Wednesday night, following an extended illness. The body was taken by Collier Bros. to be taken to the hold home at Stone Bluff, Okla., where the funeral and burial will be held. Surviving are his wife and three other children in addition to Mrs. Hunter.
Thursday, September 15, 1949
Z. B. MALAN
Funeral rites will be held today Thursday for Z. B. MALAN, 30, known as ZEKE, who passed away in St. Joseph’s Infirmary in Houston, Texas from injuries received in an automobile-motorcycle accident Saturday in Houston. Mrs. Malan went to Houston immediately learning of her husband’s accident. The funeral will be held in the Collier Bros. chapel with Rev. W. W MCCONNELL of the Methodist Church conducting the services. Military rites will be conducted at the graveside by Charles Mix American Legion Post of Healdton, members serving as pallbearers. His father, ANTHONY MALANCHUK and his brother EUGENE from Wallingford, Connecticut are here. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery at Ardmore. ZANE BENJAMIN MALANCHUK was born April 29, 1919, at Barkhamstead, Connecticut and passed away Sept. 12, 1949 in Houston, Texas. He was married to Miss INA FAYE KING of Healdton, July 19, 1942 at Midland, Texas and to this union was born a son BENJAMIN EUGENE. He was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church and a member of the American Legion. He completed 36 missions over Japan, captain in the 20th Air Force. Following his discharge he was in the café business in Healdton. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. INA FAYE MALAN of Healdton; son BENJAMIN EUGENE of the home; father ANTHONY MALANCHUK, and two brothers, EUGENE and MYRON of Wallingford, Conn., and sister VERA who is associated with special forces of the Red Cross in Korea.
Father of Local Woman
Funeral services were held in the Harvey Funeral Home chapel Wednesday for JAMES MORGAN REEVES, 92, father of Mrs. ARLENA COPENHAVER of Healdton. Burial was at Reck. He is survived by five daughters. The Copenhaver family of Healdton attended the funeral.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. RANDOLPH and son, and Mrs. EULA MADDOX attended the funeral at Okemah recently of Mrs. Maddox’s brother-in-law BOB TYSON.
Mr. and Mrs. BILLY OLIVER of Pruitt City are the parents of a baby daughter born Sept. 7 in a Durant hospital. Mr. and Mrs. GUY OLIVER of Healdton and Mr. and Mrs. J. C. POTTER of Durant are the grandparents.
FRANK SCOTT Jr., EUGENE SHIRLEY, GERALDINE KNUTSON and MARY SULLIVAN of Fox are attending Southeastern College at Durant.
Mr. and Mrs. JIM SIGLER and Mrs. CHARLES RAY WHTIE were called to Kingston Wednesday of the past week by the death of a cousin, Mrs. RAYMOND OAKLEY, with whom Mrs. Sigler was reared.
Thursday, September 22, 1949
Sister of Wirt Woman Claimed by Death
Funeral services were held in the Bettes Funeral Home chapel in Ardmore Wednesday for Mrs. EDNA SMITH, 56, sister of Mrs. W. J. WIRT(?) and a niece of DAN BLACKBURN of Healdton. Mrs. Smith passed away in the Wesley hospital at Oklahoma City following an extended illness. Services were conducted by the pastor of the Christian Church in Oklahoma City where Mrs. Smith served as secretary, assisted by Rev. Carter of the First Christian Church in Ardmore. Mrs. WEBB and children, Mrs. A. B. BROWN and Mrs. DAN BLACKBURN attended the funeral from Healdton. Mrs. Smith was well known in county political offices having been employed in the office of ALVIN BRUCE for years when he was county attorney.
Mr. and Mrs. D. E. WATKINS of Wheeler announce the birth of a daughter born Sept. 19.
PARK ROSS and mother Mrs. RAGSDALE were guests of his uncle JOE ROSS at Longview, Texas. They were accompanied by JOE LEWIS who visited his mother Mrs. ALICE BAKER at Arp, Texas.
WADE PATTON, well former resident of Healdton, now in California, is a guest of his sister Mrs. ETTA WEAVER.
Filed: JACK F. EPLEY vs. JEAN EPLEY, divorce.
Thursday, October 20, 1949
Father of Dr. EMMA JEAN CANTRELL
Funeral services were held Monday at Muskogee for JAMES M. ANTHIS, 84, widely known eastern Oklahoma landowner and resident of Muskogee since 1907. He is the father of Dr. EMMA JEAN CANTRELL of Healdton who has been at his bedside most of the time during the past two years since he has been ill with a heart ailment. Early in September he suffered a broken hip infall. Mr. Antis was one of the state’s largest farm and mineral land owner. He was born in Knox County, Indiana. He and Mrs. Anthis moved to Indian Territory in 1903, settling at Mounds then moved to Muskogee in 1997. … Surviving are his wife, Mrs. IDA ANTHIS of Muskogee, daughters Mrs. AUGUST M. BOOTH of Arlington, Virginia, and Dr. Cantrell, four sons, 20 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Drs. DAVID and EMMA JEAN CANTRELL attended the funeral.
Polio Victims Improved
SANDRA VAUGHN , daughter of Mr. and Mrs. NOEL VAUGHN, was brought home from the Crippled Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City, improved from an attack of polio.
C. B. CLOUGH, 9 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. FRED CLOUGH of Wirt, is showing slight improvement from an attack of polio, now at the Crippled Children’s Hospital.
Mrs. MARY LINDESMITH
Funeral services for Mrs. MARY HUNTER LINDESMITH, 89, of Healdton, will be held today in the Baptist Church at Addington. Mrs. Lindesmith died in the home of her son, W. M. LINDESMITH, at Waurika Tuesday. Another survivor is a son JERRY LINDESMITH of Velma. Burial will be in the Addington cemetery.
Dr. and Mrs. T. J. WATKINS were called to Seadrift, Texas, Sunday, by the death of his sister, Mrs. JULIA C. HOWARD, who was killed in an auto accident Saturday night. Funeral services are being held today.
Thursday, October 27, 1949
Funeral services were held Sunday 3 p.m. in the First Christian Church for CLAUDE HOLDEN, 61, well known former county commissioner, who passed away Friday night in an Ardmore hospital following an illness of five years. Mr. Holden is a sister of Mrs. W. D. GRISHAM of Healdton. His death was the third in the family within the past few months. He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law W. D. GRISHAM Sr. and by a brother OTT HOLDEN, also well known. Surviving are his wife Mrs. CLEMMIE HOLDEN of Ardmore, son J. C. HOLDEN Jr. of Ardmore, brother CARL HOLDEN of Ardmore and sister Mrs. Grisham
Military Rites For Pvt. T. L. LUCAS
Reburial services will be held from West Main Church of Christ Sunday at 2 p.m. for Pvt. R. L. LUCAS, son of Mrs. M. E. LUCAS of Wirt. B. W. GUYMON, minister in the Church of Christ at Duncan, will conduct services with burial in Mt. Olive cemetery arranged by Collier Bros. Military services will be conducted at graveside by members of the Charles Mix American Legion Post of Healdton. Pvt. Lucas, who was reared here, was killed in action on Bougainville Island, Jan. 23, 1944. He served two years in the Artillery prior to his death. Surviving are his daughter DOTTIE LOUISE who resides in California, his mother, three sisters and three brothers.
Thursday, November 1, 1949
Mrs. A. C. MARTIN
Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church at Durant Friday for Mrs. A. C. MARTIN, formerly of Healdton, who passed away at the family home at Durant Thursday from a heart ailment. She was the mother of Dr. KENNETH MARTIN and Mrs. W. L. EAKIN of Healdton, and Mrs. CARL ROBYLER of Fox. Services were conducted by the pastor of the First Baptist Church at Durant, assisted by Rev. BOEN HALLUM of Fox. Burial was beside her husband in Rose Hill Cemetery at Ardmore. Mr. Martin preceded his wife in death by about four months. …
JOE H. DANIEL
Funeral services were held in the First Baptist Church in Wilson Wednesday for JOE H. DANIEL, 43, well known Wilson insurance man and brother-in-law of Mrs. C. C. CLAXTON of Healdton. He passed away in an Lindsay hospital Tuesday following an extended illness. A former football star of Wilson high school, he had worked for the Charles Grad Sales and Service Co. in Wilson for 20 years and the past 18 months, an insurance salesman. Rev. J. P. DANE of the Wilson church conducted services, assisted by ODE PRESCOTT, Church of Christ minister, Abernathy, Texas. Burial at Hewitt cemetery arranged by Leslie Funeral home. Pallbearers: HAROLD MORRIS, ELDON CASE, TOMMY JONES, HARVEY TAYLOR, EARL BRIMER and ELMER FITZSIMMONS.
Reburial for Pvt. T. L. LUCAS
In addition to Oct. 27 obit:
Pvt. Lucas was born at Loco, Oct. 30, 1922. He served in the Artillery for two years in World War Ii and killed in action Jan. 23, 1944. Surviving are one daughter DOROTHY LOUISE of Salinas, California; his mother Mrs. M. E. LUCAS of Wirt, sisters Mrs. BOB RUSSELL and Mrs. OTIS HOGUE of Healdton, Miss BOBBIE SUE LUCAS of the home; brothers, EARL of Meeker, MERLE of Paris, Texas and WAYNE of Greenville, Texas and other relatives.
BUCK ROBINSON received word of his first great-grandchild, a boy born to Mr. and Mrs. BLASSINGAME of Dallas, Oct. 22.
Mr. and Mrs. LUTHER MCAFEE of Lodi, Calif., Mrs. JACK LEDBETTER and children of Birmingham, Alabama, and Mr. and Mrs. RAY BAGWELL of Fort Worth were guests of Mr. and Mrs. ED SNEED. Mrs. McAfee and Mrs. Sneed are sisters and the others ladies are nieces of Mrs. Sneed.
Thursday, November 10, 1949
Former Healdton Woman Claimed by Death
Funeral services were held in Sunnyside Memorial Park chapel, Long Beach, California, Oct. 29, for Mrs. MAUDE KENNEDY, well known former resident of Healdton, who passed away Oct. 27 in Los Angeles following a lingering illness. Mrs. Kennedy was the mother of Mrs. LAURA FRY, Mrs. JUANITA POSEY and Mrs. MYRTLE OAKMAN, who are well known here. ABE SMITH, long time family friend, conducted the services with burial at Sunnyside Memorial Park. Mrs. MAUDE KENNEDY, 67, was born in Big Piney, Arkansas and lived several years in Healdton. She was a long time member of the Church of Christ and a member of the Eastside Church of Christ in Healdton. Her husband, who preceded her in death, is buried here. Mrs. Kennedy was visited in the hospital by Mr. and Mrs. W. C. MILNER and Mr. and Mrs. J. V. SPEIGHTS while she was ill. Surviving are four sons, G. H., RANDALL and FLOYD KENNEDY of Terra Bella, Calif., and P. J. of Fort Worth; daughters Mrs. MYRTLE OAKMAN and Mrs. JUANITA POSEY of Long Beach, Calif., and Mrs. LAURA FRY of Davis, a sister Mrs. SALLIE DREMEN of Spur, Texas, 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church at Ardmore Wednesday for CHARLES LEE FLATT, 36, former resident of Healdton and Ardmore, who passed away in a Cincinnati, Ohio, hospital unexpectedly Saturday. Mr. Flatt was the husband of the former Miss LOUISE STARRITT, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. STEDMAN STARRITT. Rev. ASHLEY S. FARNHAM of Healdton conducted the services, assisted by Rev. L. C. CAVINESS of the Ardmore Seventh Day Adventist church. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery arranged by Bettes Funeral Home. Singers from the First Baptist Church of Healdton of which Mrs. Flatt was a former member sang at the service. Mr. Flatt had lived at Lebanon, Ohio for two years where he was employed by the East Texas Transmission Co. He was born in Ardmore, Feb. 25, 1913 and united the Seventh Day Adventist Church at age of 12. He graduated from Ardmore high school and later attended Murray State College at Tishomingo. Surviving are his wife Mrs. LOUISE FLATT, two sons TERRY LEE and CHARLES MICHAEL, his mother Mrs. SUSIE FLATT of Ardmore, brother GLENN of Oklahoma City who flew to Ohio to be with Mrs. Flatt and accompany her to Ardmore.
Thursday, November 17, 1949
Father of C. O. White
Funeral rites were held at the First Baptist Church at Wilson Wednesday for CHARLES A. WHITE, pioneer resident….Mr. White passed away Monday following an extended illness. Rev. J. P. DANE of the church conducted services with burial at Hewitt cemetery arranged by Leslie Funeral Home of Wilson. Healdton Masonic lodge had charge of graveside services. Serving as pallbearers were employees of the Magnolia production dept. in which the son C. O. WHITE is an employee: C.C. PASS, H. H. PASS, W. C. MILNER, ERNEST BOLLES, JESSE A. DAY, and C. P. JACKSON of Wilson. Charles A. White was a member of the First Baptist Church at Wilson, life member of the Healdton Masonic lodge, and had lived near Wilson 32 years. He was employed for many years in the Magnolia production dept. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. ALICE WHITE of Wilson, two sons, C. O. WHITE of Healdton and L.T. WHITE of Wilmington, California who came by plane for the service; two daughters, Mrs. JOHN A. NICHOLSON of Champaign, Illinois, and Mrs. RAY CARLISLE of Electra, Texas, and a number of grandchildren.
Grandmother of Mrs. Harry Cheadle Dies
Funeral services were held in the Methodist church at Ringling Wednesday for Mrs. MARY THOMAS, pioneer resident, who was the grandmother of Mrs. HARRY CHEADLE of Healdton. Mrs. Thomas was the mother of L. D. THOMAS, well known Ringling businessman.
Former Wirt Man Passes
Graveside services were held here Sunday for JAMES WALKER, 87, pioneer resident of Oklahoma, who died Thursday at Capitol Hill General Hospital at Oklahoma City, following a lingering illness. Born in Grayson County, Texas, Walker came to Indian Territory with his parents at age of 3 years. He spent most of his life at Pauls Valley, Wirt and Earlsboro. He was a retired farmer. Rev. WOODROW CLAY, pastor of the local Assembly of God church, conducted the services here. Rev. RIGGS conducted an earlier service in the Hunter Funeral Home at Oklahoma city. Survivors include three sons, JOHN of Oklahoma City, J. F. of Brownsville, Texas, and BRYANT of Oklahoma City; seven daughters, Mrs. IVA JOHNSTON and Mrs. MARY CLAPP of Oklahoma City, Mrs. MINNIE MOORE of Crescent, Mrs. LAURA PAUL and Mrs. LENA NICHOLS of Healdton, Mrs. JACK WARDEN of Capitol Hill, and Miss ALINE WALKER of Oklahoma City, 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Thursday, November 24, 1949
Alex J. Chastain
Funeral services were held in the Pentecostal Holiness church Sunday at 2 p.m. for ALEX J. CHASTAIN, 70, resident of Healdton, who passed away in the family home in north part of town Friday morning from a heart ailment. Rev. W. A. PULLIAM of the church conducted services with burial in Mt. Olive cemetery arranged by Bettes Funeral Home. Pallbearers: S. M. BAILEY, NEWT ODOM, W. M. RAPER, H. C. MORRIS, D. B. SKELTON, and JOE PATRICK. Mrs. Chastain was a retired farmer and carpenter. He was born Nov. 30, 1878, near Austin, Texas. He was well known here where the family had resided for years. Survivors include his widow IDA, son H. B. of Lone Grove, daughter Mrs. DOUGLAS SIPES of Mountain View, brother DOW CHASTAIN of Fresno, California, three sisters, Mrs. JESS TIMMS of Mineral Wells, Texas, Mrs. MAUDE BROWN of Abilene, Texas, and Mrs. MAY LOONEY of Oklahoma City, and nine grandchildren.
Well Known Fox Woman Passes
Funeral services were held at the Fox Baptist Church Saturday afternoon for Mrs. AMMY ILA BOWLING, 55, a resident of the community 25 years, who died Thursday in an Ardmore hospital following a lingering illness. Mrs. Bowling was born Nov. 22, 1893 at Grand Saline, Texas and had previously lived at Wilburton. She was well known and liked in western Carter County where she resided many years. Surviving are her husband, JOHN WILLIAM BOWLING, son LLOYD HASKELL of Maysville, daughters, Mrs. ALINE MORRIS of Alma, Mrs. COADEAN THOMPSON of Dallas, Texas, and Mrs. ALICE SUSSER of Tracy, California; brother LUTHER DENTON of Wilburton, and eight grandchildren.
Thursday, December 1, 1949
Dr. D. E. CANTRELL Sr.
Funeral rites were held Friday in the West Main Church of Christ for Dr. D. E. CANTRELL Sr., widely known beloved pioneer physician, who passed away at the family home following an extended illness. B. W. GUYMON, minister of the Church of Christ at Duncan, formerly of Healdton, conducted services. Burial was at Rose Hill cemetery at Ardmore arranged by Collier Bros. Pallbearers: O. T. JENNINGS, FRED MASSAD, B. R. BEALL, W. H. ERVIN, DAVE BRAY, M. C. BROWN, H. P. BEALL and DAN GAUNTT. … Surviving are his wife Mrs. LINNIE CANTRELL of the home, daughter Mrs. R. M. MASSAD of Mangum, sons Dr. DAVID CANTRELL and REYNOLDS CANTRELL of Healdton; three grandchildren, sister Miss JO CULPEPPER of Van Alstyne, Texas, and brothers professor E. L. CANTRELL of Edmond and ROY CANTRELL of Van Alstyne.
Thursday, December 8, 1949
JOHN W. FLETCHER
JOHN W. FLETCHER, well known former resident of Healdton, died Nov. 27 in a hospital at Fullerton, California. He lived in Healdton many years prior to moving to California. His wife is the former OLLIE JOHNSON. Funeral services were held Nov. 30 in Renaker Funeral chapel in Buena Park, Calif., burial in Melrose Abbey Memorial Park. Mr. Fletcher was born Oct. 9, 1878 in Arkansas and passed away Nov. 27, 1949. Survivors include his wife, Ollie, some children, stepchildren and grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. ELMER SADLER, Mr. and Mrs. GERALD D. SADLER, Mrs. CHARLES SADLER and BOBBY, and Mrs. IDA KERPS attended the funeral of Mrs. Sadler’s sister, Mrs. CRATTIE LOU MARTIN, who was killed at Davis recently in a collision with a train at a railroad crossing Wednesday of last week. Mrs. Martin was a daughter of Mrs. ED STRAWN of Healdton and had visited in Strawn and Sadler homes recently.
Mr. and Mrs. FOY BESHEARS have a new daughter born Dec. 5. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. H. C. BESHEARS and Mr. and Mrs. V. K. HILL of Healdton.
DAVID BROWN, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.D. BROWN, is stationed with the U. S. Navy at Manila, Philippines.
Mr. and Mrs. MILO B. HOWENSTINE of Lawton announce the birth of a daughter PAMELA born Nov. 26. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. E. E. EVERSOLE of Healdton and Mrs. ALICE HOWENSTINE of Lawton.
Mr. and Mrs. WOODROW DAWSON of Mattoon, Illinois, announce the birth of twins, a girl and a boy, born Dec. 4. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. ROMIE DAVIS of Dallas and Mrs. W. H. DAWSON of Healdton. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. KENDRICK are uncle and aunt of the twins.
Thursday, December 15, 1949
Sister of JEROME ABELS Claimed by Death
Funeral services are being held today in Kansas City, Missouri, for Mrs. C. C. COHEN, 43, sister of JEROME ABELS, well known Healdton businessman, and HARRY ABELS of Ardmore. She passed away Tuesday following a lingering illness. Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Abels went to Kansas City Monday to be with her….
Thursday, December 29, 1949
Pioneer Fox Man Claimed by Death
Funeral services are being held today at the Fox Baptist Church for LUCIAN FRANKLIN HOLLOBAUGH, pioneer resident of the Fox community… He was stricken with a cerebral hemorrhage Sunday morning and taken to Lindley hospital at Duncan where he passed away Dec. 27. Rev. BOEN HALLUM of the church will conduct services, with burial at Dixie cemetery arranged by Collier Bros. Pallbearers: CLARENCE JACKSON, ESTIL HARMON, EMMET HARMON, J. P. BENSON, PRICE JACKSON and C. O. WHITE. Mr. Hollobaugh was born Dec. 4, 1873 in Arkansas and passed away Dec. 27, 1949 in a Duncan hospital. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and the Loco Masonic lodge. He had resided in the Fox community about 50 years… Surviving are his daughter Mrs. L. E. GENTRY of Fox, one granddaughter Mrs. E. E. HARMON of Duncan, a great-granddaughter GRACE ELIZABETH HARMON, three sisters Mrs. MARY LESLIE of Alvord, Texas, Mrs. B. O. HALL and Mrs. M. E. MARTIN of Healdton.
Thursday, January 5, 1950
Mrs. MARIE HORTON
Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church Wednesday for Mrs. MARIE HORTON, wife of T. H. ‘BLACKIE’ HORTON, well known employee of Magnolia Oil Co. Mrs. Horton, a clerk in Hopkins Grocery, passed away at St. Anthony Hospital at Oklahoma City, Monday, following an illness of several weeks with a heart ailment. … Rev. C. W. STALEY, pastor,officiated, with burial at Mt. Olive cemetery arranged by Bettes Funeral Home of Ardmore. Pallbearers: W. H. STEPHENS, HARLAN WOOD, FLOYD HOPKINS, CHARLES ROBISON, G. L. MAPLES and JOY JENKINS. LILLIAN MARIE HOSKINS was born Aug. 15, 1901 in Honey Grove, Texas and passed away in an Oklahoma City hospital Jan. 2, 1950. She married T. H. HORTON and resided in Healdton many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and employed as a clerk at the Hopkins Grocery for years. Surviving are her husband, a son JACK HORTON of Oklahoma City, a daughter Mrs. HAROLD G. TIPPS of Ardmore, three grandchildren, four brothers FRED HOSKINS of Oklahoma City, ROY HOSKINS of Colorado, JEWEL HOSKINS of Arizona and CLAUDE HOSKINS of Lubbock, Texas, a sister Mrs. VERA HARRIS of Fort Worth, and several nieces and nephews. Out of town relatives for the funeral: Mrs. SUSIE SHULTZ of San Diego, Calif., her daughter Mrs. W. H. HOGUE and daughter CAROLYN JANET of San Diego.
Former Healdton Man Claimed by Death
Funeral services were held in the Church of Christ at Anton, Texas, Sunday at 2 p.m. for WILLIE COUCH, 51, son of Mr. and Mrs. TOM COUCH, Anton, formerly of Healdton. Burial was at Littlefield cemetery. WILLIE COUCH was born in Healdton and lived here until he was 20 years old. He married Miss CELESTE CUDD of Wilson. He was a devoted member of the Church of Christ and was farming at Anton. He and his family spent Christmas at Wilson and Healdton. He died early Saturday morning of uremic poisoning. His family was one of Healdton’s pioneer families. His father is a brother of W. R.COUCH who operated a grocery store here for years. Surviving are his wife, four children, two grandchildren, his parents and seven brothers and sisters. Relatives from Healdton and Wilson at the funeral: Mr. and Mrs. HAROLD CRAFT and family, Mrs. Craft is a sister of the deceased; Mr. and Mrs. R. J. SPARROW, Mrs. C. C. CLAXTON, Mrs. PEARL CUDD, Mrs. INEZ DANIELS, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. WYATT, Mr. and Mrs. JOE BRAY and sons ORVILLE and FREEMAN, E. L. BRAY, Mr. and Mrs. JESS CUDD and Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES BROWN.
Healdton Baby Is First
HOWARD DALE VAUGHN, 7 pound son of Mr. and Mrs. P. W. VAUGHN of Healdton, was the first baby born in the new year 1950, born at Hardy Sanitarium at Ardmore. The father is employed by Morgan Drilling Co. The baby received prizes given by Ardmore stores for the first baby born in the new year.