The Healdton Herald
Thursday, January 3, 1946
Funeral for Mrs. Cossiart
Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church Friday for Mrs. MARGUERITE ERMA COSSIART, wife of RALPH COSSIART, employee of KENNETH BENNETT. Mrs. Cossiart passed away at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. R. THOMAS near Woodsworth, Christmas eve, following a heart attack. She had been ill with flu previously. Rev. LEONARD PAYNE, pastor, conducted the services with special music by a mixed quartet of Mrs. BEN J. HILL, Mrs. DRENNEN HUGHES, N. L. GRAVES and E. L. DAWSON. Burial was at Rose Hill cemetery at Ardmore arranged by Collier Bros. MARGUERITE ERMA THOMAS was born in Kildare, Oklahoma, Dec. 21, 1909 and died Dec. 24, 1945, age 36. She was married to RALPH COSSIART in Kaw City, Oklahoma, Oct. 18, 1928 and to this union were born two sons, DONALD EUGENE and DANNY KAYE. During her residence here, she made many friends. Surviving are her husband, two sons, her parents Mr. and Mrs. E. R. THOMAS, a brother LOWELL THOMAS of Yakima, Washington; two sisters Mrs. WINIFRED MCGUIRE of Casper, Wyoming, and Miss IMOGENE THOMAS of Healdton, three nieces and three nephews.
Former City Woman Dies in Texas City
Funeral services were held Wednesday in Tyler, Texas, for Mrs. FRANK MASSAD, well known former resident of Healdton, who died in a Dallas hospital Dec. 27 after an illness of several months. Mrs. Massad was a cousin of the Massad family here. Mrs. Massad’s husband was in business here for some years. Fred Massad of Healdton attended the funeral.
Pfc. QUINTON ROBERTS Dies in France
Mrs. BOBBIE NELL ROBERTS, clerk in the Tribbey drug store, received word Sunday that her husband, Pfc. QUINTON ROBERTS, 20, had died at Reims, France, cause of death not given…. Roberts was ready to sail for home and had notified his wife not to write as he was to sail son. He died Christmas Day. He had been in the U. S. Army for 17 months, 10 months overseas in the European Theater. His brother Cpl. EDWARD ROBERTS, stationed at Ft. Sill, came to see Mrs. Roberts and the children. Surviving are his wife, the former Miss BOBBIE NELL BEERS, two sons, RONALD QUINTON, age 4, and DONALD RAY, age 2 ½ years; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. O. ROBERTS of Woodville, California; and other relatives.
Mother of P. E. HALPAIN Was Buried
Funeral services were held Sunday at the Wilson Church of Christ for Mrs. MARY ANN HALPAIN, 89, mother of P. E. HALPAIN, well known resident of the Zaneis community, formerly of Wirt. Mrs. Halpain is the grandmother of TED HALPAIN, Texas Co. employee who lives near Healdton. She died at the P. E. Halpain home Saturday. L. E. O’NEAL, minister in the church, conducted the services with burial at Bomar Point cemetery arranged by Richeson Funeral Home. She was a long time member of the Church of Christ… Surviving are three children, P. E. HALPAIN, BILL HALPAIN of Altamont, Illinois, and Mrs. IDA BROWN of Houston, Texas, and some grandchildren and other relatives.
Pfc. GEORGE MCDOW, husband of Mrs. MILDRED MCDOW (nee WRIGHT), arrived home recently from a discharge from service received at Camp Chaffee, Dec. 27, following six months service overseas in the European Theater, where he was wounded in action twice. He was in services in the States for several months prior to going overseas.
T/5 EDWIN DANIELS, husband of Mrs. VELMA LEE DANIELS, and a son of Mr. and Mrs. OTTO DANIELS, arrived home recently with a discharge from service received at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas Dec. 14. He served overseas.
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. BEAN are staying with their son CHARLES in California. Charles’ wife and baby son were killed in a car wreck in California in October.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. STEWART enjoyed as guests, her mother Mrs. FLORA MURRAY of Seminole and her brother W. T. MURRAY of Vernal, Utah.
T/5 DESLEY ALLEN, husband of Mrs. DORIS ALLEN, arrived home recently, discharged from services at Camp Fannin, Texas. He served overseas 19 months.
Thursday, December 10, 1946
Mrs. ALICE CANNON
Funeral services were held at Graham Church of Christ Tuesday for Mr. ALICE CANNON, well known former resident of the Graham community, who died at the home of a daughter Mrs. ROSE SCOTT with whom she was making her home at Hugo, Jan. 5. Rev. J. C. DODSON, pastor of the First Baptist Church at Duncan, conducted the services with burial in the Graham cemetery arranged by Bettes Funeral Home. Rev. Dodson is a former pastor of the Fox Baptist Church. Mrs. Cannon was born at Prospect, Tennessee, April 16, 1862 and died Jan. 6, 1946, age 83. She was a devoted member of the Church of Christ and during her residence in western Carter County, make many friends. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. ROSE SCOTT of Hugo, Mrs. LILLIAN HUNTING of Hughes Springs, Texas, a son SAM CANNON of Wichita, Kansas; a brother EDGAR MCKINNEY of Saratoga, Arkansas and some grandchildren.
Mrs. J. H. HIERONYMUS Sr.
Mrs. J. H. HIERONYMUS Sr. passed away in her sleep at the Confederate Home in Ardmore Thursday. Funeral services were held at the West Main Church of Christ Sunday at 2 p.m. with LUTHER SAVAGE, minister in the church, officiating, assisted by Rev. O. HAMBLEM of the First Baptist Church, who was a long time friend of the deceased, and Rev. R. A. BRIGHAM of the First Christian Church. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery at Ardmore, by the side of her husband and her son. Bettes Funeral Home was in charge. Pallbearers: L. E. CREEKMORE and JAMES ADCOCK of Duncan, JOHN CORNISH, BILL CORNISH, B. R. BEALL and HAROLD POTTS. MARY ELLEN HIERONYMUS was born October 31, 1851 and died Jan. 3, 1946, age 95 years. She was married to J. H. Hieronymus Sr. who preceded her in death nine years ago. She was a member of the West Main Church of Christ and a member of the Eastern Star. She had resided in Healdton 25 (15?) years… She had made her home at the Confederate Home at Ardmore for several years. Surviving are a son, CHARLES R. HIERONYMUS of El Dorado Springs, Missouri, daughter-in-law, Mrs. J. H. HIERONYMUS of Healdton, a granddaughter Mrs. H. P. GORDON of Healdton, another daughter-in-law, Mrs. GEORGE GAGE of Tulsa, a grandson PAUL HIERONYMUS of Norman; grandson MELVIN HIERONYMUS of Houston, Texas; grandson DAMON HIERONYMUS of Tulsa, relatives, Mrs. R. H. CHAUNCEY of Tulsa, Miss HELEN HIERONYMUS of Albuquerque, N. M., Mrs. JOE NESS(?) and family of Tulsa, and 12 great-grandchildren, three of whom are PALMA MAE, KENNETH and PAUL HIERONYMUS of Norman.
Thursday, January 17, 1946
Mrs. G. W. GANDY
Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church for Mrs. G. W. GANDY, member of a Healdton prominent family. Mrs. Gandy is the mother of L. D., OLLIE, JESSE, JOHN, and D.S. GANDY and Mrs. BUSTER PIPKIN. She passed away in an Ardmore hospital Friday afternoon where she had been receiving treatment for some time. Rev. O. HAMBLEN of the church conducted services with a trio of Rev. and Mrs. JOHN HANCOCK and Miss HAROLDLYN HAMBLEN singing special music. Burial was in Mt. Olive cemetery by the side of her husband, arranged by Richeson Funeral Home. Pallbearers: HARRISON BRAY, L. H. HURT, WILSON FORE, HERBERT HUTCHISON, JIM FERGUSON and BOB FRAZIER. Mrs. IVY MAY GANDY was born Nov. 6, 1876 in Tennessee and married GEORGE WESLEY GANDY in 1896, to the union were born seven children. Her husband preceded her in death three years ago. Mrs. Gandy was a member of the Methodist Church, having been a member of the old Joiner Methodist Church since 1917...the family have been identified with truck contracting business in Healdton. Surviving are children, Mrs. BUSTER PIPKIN of Kermit, Texas, five sons, D. S. of Ratliff Corner, L. D., O. R., and JESSE all of Healdton, JOHN of Madill; 17 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, a sister Mrs. PATTY GAMBIE of Wirt and two brothers, JIM BRYANT of Rush Springs and AB BRYANT of Mt. Calm, Texas.
Funeral services were held Monday at the Assembly of God church at Pruitt City for RUBE EMBERLIN, recently discharged service man, formerly a farmer. Mr. Emberlin is a nephew of JIM EMBERLIN of Healdton and had been ill for some time, receiving treatment at the Veterans Hospital at Sulphur. Rev. JOHN MANGUM of Pruitt City conducted the service with burial in the Graham cemetery arranged by Bettes Funeral Home. He was born June 28, 1911 (near Fox) and died Jan. 12, 1946 at the family home north of Healdton. He was well known in western Carter County. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. RUTH EMBERLIN (nee SKELTON), son ALVA LEE, daughters ELWANDA and MARTHA JO, mother Mrs. ERNEST EMBERLIN. His father preceded him in death.
(also brothers, RUEL, RANEL, and ROBERT, sister Mrs. CLAUDIA GORDON, and other aunts and uncles).
Thursday, January 24, 1946
S. D. FLETCHER Rites
Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church Sunday at 2 p.m. for S. D. FLETCHER, lone time resident of Healdton, who passed away Wednesday night, en route to a Duncan hospital. He had been in declining health for some years. Rev. O. HAMBLEN of the church conducted the services, with burial at Mt. Olive cemetery arranged by Bettes Funeral Home. Pallbearers: SAM MABRY, WALTER O’CONNOR, WILTON COOK, FRANK BARBOUR, J. L. HARDER and Mr. BRANNAN. S. D. Fetcher was born March 4, 1874 in Kentucky and came to Texas with his parents at age of 7, where he grew to manhood. He married DORTHULA CARY Feb. 18, 1910 and to their union were born seven children, 6 survive. He came to Healdton in 1921 where he resided until his death. He was an oilfield employee most of the time here and was a member of the First Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, four sons, AVERY of Los Angeles, Calif., CHAUNCEY, DEWITT and DONALD of Healdton, daughters Mrs. ELIZABETH BONEBRAKE of Winsboro, Louisiana, and Mrs. EUNICE LANE of Duncan, six grandchildren, two brothers FINIS FLETCHER of Detroit, Michigan and EPHEN FLETCHER of Bonham, Texas, and a sister Mrs. ELAXIE NELMS of Electra, Texas.
Nonagenarian Claimed by Death
Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church Sunday at 3:30 p.m. for SAMUEL MADISON WALKER, 90, known as Grandpa Walker, who passed away in an Ardmore hospital Friday night where he had been taken in the afternoon, suffering from pneumonia. He make his home with his son SAM WALKER. Elder GRIFFIN of the Primitive Baptist Church at Memphis, Texas, who was a close friend, conducted the services, assisted by Rev. O. HAMBLEN of the First Baptist Church. Burial was in Mt. Olive cemetery arranged by Collier Bros.Pallbearers were grandsons, CLIFFORD BRYANT, HOLMES BRYANT, ALBERT DODD, J. T. TAYLOR, CHARLES CORGILL and WALTER TAYLOR. Samuel Madison Walker was born in Missouri, March 4, 1855, and died January 18, 1946, age 90 years. His wife preceded him in death. He was a long time member of the Primitive Baptist Church with membership at church at Memphis, Texas. He had resided in Healdton 30 years and made many friends. Surviving are his son, SAM WALKER; daughters Mrs. VIRGIL BRYANT of Healdton, Mrs. HENRY CORGILL of Carey, Texas, Mrs. BAKER CORGILL of Childress, Texas, Mrs. JESSE TAYLOR of Ryan, 34 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Out of town relatives and friends at the funeral: Mr. and Mrs. HENRY CORGILL of Carey, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. BAKER CORGILL of Childress, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. JESSE TAYLOR of Ryan, J. T., CARL and ALBERT TAYLOR of Ryan, Mrs. WALTER TAYLOR of Ryan, Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE BOWLIN of Ryan, Mrs. BESSIE SWINDELL of Tishomingo, Mrs. EDNA JACKSON of Tishomingo, Mr. and Mrs. JIM LACY of Kingston, Mrs. ROBINETT and Mrs. ARMSTRONG of Ryan, JOHN DEWBERRY of Kingston, Mrs. D. T. LEACH, ED WALKER and son JOHN of Graford, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. LAWRENCE ROE of Bowie, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. ALBERT DODD and family of Ardmore, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. DODD of Wichita Falls, Texas. Mr. Walker is also survived by a sister and two brothers, one of whom, ED WALKER, attended the funeral.
Brother of DAN BLACKBURN Dies in California
J. E. BLACKBURN, 72, brother of DAN BLACKBURN of Healdton, died at his home in Los Angeles, California, Friday, after a 3 months illness. Funeral services were to be held there. J. E. Blackburn was a retired farmer who formerly lived at Sayre, Oklahoma. He is survived by his wife, nine children, a sister and six brothers.
Filed: VALLIE JEAN CROUSE vs. LEWIS CROUSE
Thursday, January 31, 1946
Mrs. G. A. NELLIS
Funeral services were held at the West Main Church of Christ, Tuesday, for Mrs. G. A. GELLIS, widow of former Healdton business man, GEORGE A. NELLIS, who preceded here in death. Mrs. Nellis passed away at the family home Saturday afternoon following a lingering illness. BASIL D. SHILLING, pastor of the Columbus Avenue Church of Christ at Waco, Texas, a family friend, conducted the services, assisted by LUTHER G. SAVAGE, minister of the church here, and GEORGE H. STEPHENSON, minister of the 19th and Austin Church of Christ at Wichita Falls, Texas. Burial was at Rose Hill cemetery at Ardmore arranged by Collier Bros. Flower girls were Misses WANDA THOMPSON, BARBARA THOMPSON, MARGARET WALKER, JOYCE GRISHAM, JOAN BRADLEY and LAVERNE SELPH. Active pallbearers: EVERETT FORD, KENNETH ECK, GENE VICKERY, A. W. SHAVER, L. D. RHODES, and FRED MASSAD. Honorary pallbearers: Dr. D. E. CANTRELL, EDSON SMITH. O.T. JENNINGS, W. J. RAY, B. R. BEALL, C. W. HENSON, BARNEY FORD and TOM CATHEY. Mrs. EMMA EUGENE NELLIS was born in Ohio, Feb. 28, 1870 and died Jan. 26, 1946 at age of 76. She became a member of the Church of Christ when a young girl in Ohio. During the 20 years she lived in Healdton, she was a devoted member of the West Main Church of Christ. Her husband preceded herin death in 1941. Surviving are one daughter Mrs. DAISY E. MELVILLE of Steubenville, Ohio; two grandsons, Ensign GEORGE D. MELVILLE of U. S. N. R., and PAUL B. MELVILLE of Steubenville; four sisters, Mrs. LILLIAN M. SHARP of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. IRMA GRANDELL of Los Angeles, Mrs. ANNA SMITH of Los Angeles, and Mrs. MARIE FRAZIER of Detroit, Michigan, and two brothers, HARRY D. JONES of Powhatan, Ohio, and W. A. JONES of Florida.
Former Healdton Man Dies at Hugo
Funeral services for GEORGE LEE DAWSON, formerly of Healdton and Ardmore, native of this section of Oklahoma, were held Saturday in El Reno at the Benson Funeral Home. Rev. HODGE of the First Baptist Church at El Reno officiated, interment at Bethany cemetery had Masonic rites. Mr. Dawson, retired from Magnolia Oil Co., was born in this part of Indian Territory in 1895, member of the Healdton Masonic lodge and McAlester consistory. Death occurred suddenly Jan. 23 from heart disease. He was engaged in a move from Oklahoma City to El Reno when he died. He was going into business at El Reno. Mr. Dawson was a son-in-law of CHARLES SHRADER of Healdton. Survivors include Mrs. MARY N. DAWSON of Ardmore, his first wife, and four children, Mrs. RICHARD N. HUDSON of Seminole, CARL J. DAWSON of El Reno, Mrs. WILLIAM M. ESCOE of Camp Roberts, Calif., and BOBBY GENE DAWSON of U. S. Merchant Marine; his present wife, Mrs. VERA DAWSON of El Reno; two sisters, Mrs. F. T. CAVENESS of Bethany and Mrs. PEARL CREEL of Ringling, and three grandchildren.
Mother of SAM LONG Buried at Marietta
Funeral services were held at the First Methodist Church at Marietta, Wednesday, for Mrs. A. G. LONG, mother of SAM LONG of Healdton. Mrs. Long died at the family home at Wewoka, Jan. 28, following a stroke, Healdton Eastern Star conducted the lodge service at Marietta.
Funeral services were held at the family home in SE Healdton Sunday at 2:30 p.m. for ETTA LIDELL, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE KYLE, who died Saturday, 8 days old. Rev. Lamar Gosnell of the Pentecostal Holiness church conducted services, assisted by Rev. William Dardon of the Nazarene church. Burial at Mt. Olive cemetery was arranged by Collier Bros.
Filed: EDWARD C. DAVIS vs. BERTHA GOERTZEN DAVIS
Ad: Dr. W. D. SPENCER, osteopathic physician, Fox, general practice, glasses fitted, Phone 13.
Fireman L. GLENN M. JACKSON, U. S. Navy, of Long Beach, California, visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. W. M. JACKSON at Wirt. While here, he and his parents and other family members attended the funeral of Mrs. W. M. JACKSON’s father, G. W. WOLFE, 85, of Wanette. Mr. Wolfe died Jan. 19 at Wanette.
Thursday, February 7, 1946
Thomas R. Waller
Funeral services were held Friday in the Comanche Church of Christ for THOMAS RUSSELL WALLER of Healdton, who died Jan. 31. C. J. CLEVENGER, assisted by NOLAN WALLACE, conducted the services, with burial at the Dixie cemetery arranged by Boydstun funeral home of Comanche. Waller was born Sept. 27, 1883 in Montague County, Texas. He leaves his wife GRACE; sons, MELVIN, DON DERALD, VERNELL, and THOMAS ROBERT, all of Healdton; brothers HENRY of Dillard and SIDNEHY of Mangum, stepmother Mrs. DELLA LANE of Duncan, half-brothers and sisters, A. F. of Haskell, Texas, D. W. of Marlow, J. L. of Abilene, Texas, Mrs. J. M. HOOVER of Denison, Texas, Mrs. MARVIN ANDERSON of Velma and Mrs. GLENN HAINES of Odessa, Texas.
Fox Man Passes
Funeral services were held Thursday at Pooleville for ALONZO E. HUFFMAN, 74, who lived near Fox. Rev. BOEN HALLUM of the Fox Baptist Church conducted the services with burial at Pooleville, arranged by Collier Bros. Mr. Huffman, a retired farmer, had lived in the community for years. He is survived by his son GEORGE HUFFMAN and three daughters. He was born June 15, 1871 and died Jan. 30, 1946.
Reunion Staged in Manila (with photo)
An impromptu reunion was stated in Manila New Year’s day by nine boys from Healdton and Wilson who entered the army together Feb. 18, 1945.
MARVIN VEST, son of Mr. and Mrs. ELMER VEST of Wilson; GENE KINNEY, son of C. B. MCKINNEY of Healdton; JAMES PORTERFIELD, son of Mr. and Mrs. JIM PORTERFIELD of Wilson, WINSTON HUDSON, son of Mrs. E. C. GIBSON of Healdton; LEE ROY COPPICK, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. ED DOTY of Wilson; CLYDE CARLOCK, brother of ARTHUR CARLOCK of Healdton, ARTHUR ‘SKINNY’ STEWART, son of Mr. and Mrs. OLLIE STEWART of Healdton; FLOYD COPELAND, son of Mr. and Mrs. FLOYD COPELAND of Healdton; HAROLD ‘GRANNY’ JONES, son of Mr. and Mrs. DUDE JONES of Wilson.
Thursday, February 14, 1946
Mrs. JOHNNIE P. HARMON
Mrs. Johnnie P. Harmon of Pooleville was born Sept. 2, 1880 in Grayson County, Texas, and died Feb. 8, 1946 at the home of a daughter Mrs. W. R. LUKE of Oklahoma City, after an illness of four weeks. She was married in 1901 at Pooleville to JACK HARMON, who died in 1919. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. W. R. LUKE of Oklahoma City and Mrs. H. A. EVERETT of Fox; sons, JOE HARMON of Graham and JACK HARMON in the U. S. Army overseas; four brothers, T. F. OVERSTREET of Ardmore, HORACE OVERSTREET of Frederick, SIDNEY OVERSTREET of Comanche and SCHYULER OVERSTREET of Oklahoma City; sisters, Mrs. GRACE NORRIS of Dallas, Texas, and Mrs. ROY PALMER of Grandfield. Funeral services were held in the Baptist Church at Graham, conducted by Rev. J. C. DODSON of Duncan, assisted by Rev. R. P. PIERCE of Graham. Burial was in the Pooleville cemetery arranged by Bettes funeral home. Pallbearers: OSCAR MAJOR, BOB CANNON, MONTE KERN, JACK SPEAKE, FRED BRILEY and EDGAR EVERETT.
Father of Wirt Man Dies at Durant
Funeral services were held at Durant Monday for JAMES ROBERTS, 98, last Civil War veteran in Bryan County, who died early Saturday at the family home. Mr. Roberts was the father of J. H. ROBERTS of Wirt, and grandfather of CHARLES ROBERTS and Mrs. GLEN BLACKMAN of Healdton. Mr. Roberts is survived by four sons and one daughter; 44 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 23 great-great-grandchildren. He visited his son here numerous times. Mr. and Mrs. BUD ROBERTS and family attended the funeral.
Thursday, February 21, 1946
Fox Children Buried Here
Double services were held Saturday in Mount Olive cemetery of Healdton for HERSHEL and CLETIS BOLES, children of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN BOLES of Fox. Hershel was born June 24, 1935 at Healdton and Cletis Sept. 30 at Borger, Texas. The family formerly lived at Levelland, Texas. Survivors are the parents, six brothers and sisters, HELEN, GERALDINE, NELDA FAY, R. L., DALE and JERRY, grandparents Mr. and Mrs. J. L. BOLES of Healdton, great-grandmother Mrs. MINNIE MCCULLEY of Carnegie. Bettes funeral home had charge.
Mrs. OMA HARRIS
Mrs. Oma Harris, 67, of Healdton, who died Feb. 17, 1946, was buried Wednesday in the Graham cemetery, Rev. JOHN PUCKETT of the Oil City church officiated, with Harveys funeral home in charge. Pallbearers were OLIVER GRAHAM, LEON GRAHAM, CARL GRAHAM, BILL BACON, WILMER SHAW, and GEORGE BROWN. Mrs. Harris leaves daughters Mrs. EUNICE MCGEHEE of Ardmore and Mrs. DORIS GRAHAM of Comanche; four sons, CARTER PUCKETT of Yuma, Arizona, PAT PUCKETT of Dixon, California; DUBE PUCKETT of Bakersfield, Calif., and LEONARD PUCKETT of Fresno, Calif.; 14 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a brother OTTIE DAVIS in California.
Friday, February 28, 1946
Pioneer Healdton Woman Buried
Funeral services were held at the West Main Church of Christ Sunday at 4 p.m. for Mrs. ELLEN S. MURRAY, beloved pioneer woman of this community, mother of W. R. COUCH of Ardmore formerly of Healdton, TOM COUCH of Littlefield, Texas, Mrs. ANNIE LEWIS of Shawnee, and A. K. MURRAY of Healdton, at whose home she died Friday. LUTHER G. SAVAGE of the church conducted the services with burial at Mt. Olive cemetery arranged by Bettes funeral home. Pallbearers were grandsons: ELLIS and HORACE COUCH of Healdton; J. C. BRAY of Healdton; CLAUDE, LESTER and ARTHUR COUCH of Littlefield, Texas. Mrs. Murray was born Sept. 7, 1851 in Johnson County, Arkansas, and died Feb. 22, 1946, age 94. She became a member of the Church of Christ at an early age and remained faithful to the church. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. R. MURRAY who died in 1925. She had been making her home with son A. K. MURRY for some time, where she was in declining health. Surviving are Mrs. Annie Lewis of Shawnee, sons W. R. Couch of Ardmore, Tom Couch of Littlefield, Texas, and A. K. Murray of Healdton; 25 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Healdton, March 7, 1946
Sister of J. C. FULLER Dies in Arkansas
J. C. FULLER was called to Mansfield, Arkansas early Tuesday by the death of his sister, Mrs. OTTO WADE, who passed away Monday night. Mrs. Wade had not been in good health for some time.
Former Wirt Man Dies in Duncan
Funeral services were held in Duncan Monday at the Beeson-Grantham Funeral Home for A. T. SMITH, formerly of Wirt, who was employed many years by the Magnolia Prod. Dept. Mr. Wirt was a resident of the Wirt community in the boom days and reared his family there. He is survived by his wife and some children. Friends from Healdton at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. J. C. FULLTER and Mr. and Mrs. MARVIN MAY.
Father of Mrs. Trewitt Dies
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. TREWITT and son BOBBY returned from Electra, Texas, where they were called by the death of her father, W. J. BROWN, 79, who died Saturday night following a stroke. He had suffered strokes previously. Services were held at the First Baptist church in Electra. Surviving are his wife, four daughters and two sons, and 12 grandchildren.
Mrs. MATTIE BELL
Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church Saturday for Mrs. MATTIE BELL… Mrs. Bell died from an heart attack Feb. 28. Rev. WILLIAM D. DARDEN of the Nazarene church conducted the services, assisted by Rev. O. HAMBLEN of the Baptist church, Rev. DEAN of the Nazarene church at Waurika, and Rev. BRUCE NANCE of the Nazarene church at Marlow. … Burial was at Mt. Olive cemetery arranged by Richeson Funeral Home. Pallbearers: MONTIE CATES, A. G. LEWIS, JOE DUFOUR, BEN CLARK, DAVE STEWART and JOE LEWIS. MATTIE MISSOURI UPCHURCH was born Aug. 17, 1946, in Alabama and passed away Feb. 28, 1946, age 70. She married A. K. BELL November 14, 1894 and to this union were born 11 children, four of whom preceded her in death. She converted and joined the Nazarene church early… Surviving children: four daughters, Mrs. JACK TIDWELL and Mrs. SKEET LEWIS of Healdton, Mrs.CHARLES PRESLEY of Wichita Falls, and Mrs. MARGIE SCOTT of Riverside, California; three sons, JESS BELL of Novice, Texas, JIMMY BELL of Nocona, Texas, and CECIL BELL of California, 17 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. MINNIE MORGAN of Madill, Mrs. J. BENCHAM(?) of Tulsa, and Mrs. VICE BURKHALTER of Wellington, Texas. Mrs. CLARENCE ALLEN is one of the grandchildren.
Thursday, March 21, 1946
WILLIAM H. KENNEY
Funeral services were held at the Bettes funeral chapel in Ardmore Tuesday for WILLIAM H. KENNEY, 87, father of E. F. ‘GENE’ KENNEY, well known Healdton oil man. Mr. Kenney passed away Sunday at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Kenney, west of Healdton. He had been in declining health for some time. Rev. O. HAMBLEN of the Healdton First Baptist Church conducted the services with burial at Rose Hill cemetery. Pallbearers; J. A. DRAKE, B. J. TOOTHMAN, B. R. BEALL, T. M. DICKSON, A. S. FARNHAM of Healdton; and FLOYD RANDOLPH of Ardmore. WILLIAM H. KENNEY was born Oct. 17, 1859 in Clinton County, Missouri, and died March 17, 1946, age 87. He was preceded in death by his wife who passed away 1937. He was a retired railroad engineer, retiring at Leavenworth, Kansas. He came to Ardmore in 1930,… He received excellent care from his granddaughter, Miss VELMA LEE KENNEY, former navy nurse…
Thursday, March 28, 1946
SAMUEL L. GILLUM
Funeral services were held at the Collier Bros. funeral chapel Wednesday for SAMUEL L. GILLUM, brother of JOHN GILLUM of Wirt, at whose home he died Tuesday, after a lingering illness. He formerly lived at Altus. Rev. W. LOWDER of the Assembly of God church conducted the services with burial at Mt. Olive cemetery. SAMUEL LEANDER GILLUM was born at Woodbury, Tennessee, April 1, 1865 and died March 26, 1946. He was a brother of Mrs. TILLIE PRYOR. Among the relatives here for the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. ERNEST PRYOR and family, Mrs. GRACE MAXWELL and daughter, and CHARLES PRYOR, all of Borger, Texas.
JAMES HENRY FOWLER
Services for JAMES HENRY FOWLER, who was born Aug. 10, 1866 in Alabama and lived in Graham since 1884 until his death March 24, were held Wednesday in the Graham Baptist church. Rev. J. O. HUDSON of the Clemscot Freewill Baptist church assisted in the rites with Rev. JAMES ROBERSON of Duncan. Burial was at Graham cemetery arranged by Richeson funeral home. Pallbearers: FRED PONDER, C. J. KNIGHT, BILL PIERCE, R. D. PARISH, BOB CANNON, and TRACY CRAVEN. Honorary pallbearers: WILL BRISCOE, J. C. BRISCOE, J. C. BOOKS, HENRY BENNETT, CHARLES SCHRADER, T. W. WATKINS, and B. W. TROUT. He was a retired farmer. He leaves his wife, the former Mrs. REBECCA (WATKINS NORDMAN) PETRAY, whom he married May 19, 1921, and five stepchildren, C. FRED NORDMAN of Halfway, Missouri; BILL NORDMAN of Clemscot, Mrs. NELLIE ROBERSON of Duncan, LEO NORDMAN of Delano, Calif., and ALEX NORDMAN of Earlimart, California.
ORVILLE LEACH Killed
ORVILLE LEACH, 37, formerly of Healdton, was killed in a motorcycle accident Wednesday as he was en route home from work near Andrews, Texas to his home at Hobbs, New Mexico. The body will be brought here for burial by the side of his daughter who died years ago, arranged by Collier Bros. The funeral will be Friday at the First Baptist Church with Rev. O. HAMBLEN of the church and Rev. W. R. CARNES of the First Missionary church in charge. ORVILLE LEACH was born July 10, 1908 at Cisco, Texas, and died March 26, 1946, age 37. He married Gladys (no maiden name given) and to the union were born three children, one of whom preceded him in death. He was employed in the oil field here many years prior to moving to New Mexico for oil field work. Surviving are his wife Mrs. GLADYS LEACH, children WANDA SUE and ORVILLE MAX; mother Mrs. LULA LEACH of Healdton; nine brothers and sisters, DEWEY LEACH of Ardmore, Mrs. R. L. BURCHHAM of Hobbs, N. M., O. O. LEACH of Hobbs, N. M., Mrs. WAYMAN GREENWAY of Lexington, Mrs. ELMER RUSH and JACK LEACH both of Hobbs, N. M., Mrs. H. G. CHILDERS of Tulsa and Miss JEAN LEACH of Healdton.
WANDA JEAN PEMBERTON, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. GROVER PEMBERTON of Ringling, and LAVOY FITZSIMMONS of Healdton were married at Gainesville, Texas, March 14. She will continued working at the Ringling telephone office until her husband is charged from the U. S. Navy.
Thursday, April 4, 1946
Funeral services were held Wednesday in Long Beach, California, for EARL BAILEY, 46, well known former resident of Healdton. Mr. Bailey was killed Saturday in Long Beach as he and his wife were crossing the street and hit by a car, he died and his wife was injured. S. M. BAILEY of Healdton, a brother of Earl Bailey, left by plane at Dallas to attend the funeral. Another brother ELMER BAILEY in California was called to Long Beach. The body will be brought here and Collier Bros. will have charge. A second funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at the Pentecostal Holiness church with burial at Mt. Olive cemetery by the side his parents and a brother. Rev. LAMAR GOSNELL of the church will conduct the services. Mrs. Earl Bailey will be unable to attend. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. CLETA BAILEY of Long Beach, a daughter PEGGY, three sons; a sister Mrs. NEWT ODOM of Healdton; four brothers ED BAILEY of New Mexico, ELMER BAILEY in California, S. M. and FLOYD BAILEY of Healdton. From a later obit: JOHN EARL BAILEY was born Feb. 20, 1903 at Ozan, Arkansas and died March 30, 1946, age 43. In 1924 he married Miss CLETA ODOM and to the union were born four children, PEGGY, RAYMOND, WAYNE, and BILLY. His parents operated a grocery store at Wirt for many years. …
W. M. WOOD
Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church Tuesday for WILLIAM MILES WOOD, long time resident of Healdton, who passed away in an Ardmore hospital April1, 1946, after an extended illness. Rev. O. HAMBLEN of the church conducted the services, with burial at Mt. Olive cemetery arranged by Bettes funeral home. Pallbearers were grandsons: HENRY SANFORD, CARL BEARD, CECIL BEARD, CAMERON SWITH and JAMES ROY WOOD. Granddaughter served as flower girls. WILLIAM MILES WOOD was born March 24, 1866 in Atlanta, Georgia, and departed this life at Ardmore April 1, 1946. He married Miss LOU MANDY HARKINS in 1887 and to this union were born 12 children, seven sons and five daughters, nine of whom survive. He joined the Baptist Church in 1902 and lived a devoted Christian life. He had lived in Healdton the past 22 years… He and Mrs. Wood celebrated their golden wedding anniversary some years ago….Surviving are hiswife, six sons, ARTHUR, BILL, ODIE, and HARRELL WOOD of Yuma, Arizona, MARVIN WOOD of Watson, Illinois, and CLYDE WOOD of Healdton; daughters Mrs. A. O. TRAMMELL of Ardmore, Mrs. D. C. TEAGUE and Mrs. LAURA SMITH of Healdton, 32 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Thursday, April 11, 1946
Mrs. S. T. FORD
Funeral services were held at the Pentecostal Holiness church Saturday for Mrs. S. T. FORD, long time resident of Healdton, known as Mother Ford. Evangelist S. E. CLARK of Oklahoma city, former pastor and family friend, conducted the services, assisted by Rev. Lamar Gosnell of the church and Rev. C. H. WILLIAMS of Guthrie…. Pallbearers were grandsons, JESTER and LESTER LOONEY, ARGUS JOHNSON, WILLIAM MCBRIDE, Sgt. L. TURNER, and ARTHUR TURNER. MAHOLIE ELIZABETH BREDDING was born Jan. 23, 1871 at Benton, Illinois and passed away at age of 75. In 1885 she married HUGH HERRING at Claredon, Arkansas and to that union were born two children. He preceded her in death. In 1891 she married SAMUEL T. FORD at Tyler, Texas, and to this union were born five children. The family moved to Healdton in 1916. She was a charter member of the Pentecostal Baptist church and live a devoted Christian life. She was preceded in death by two sons and two daughters. Surviving are her husband, S. T. Ford, and three daughters, Mrs. FRANK MCBRIDE and Mrs. VICE TURNER of Healdton and Mrs. LOIS NESMITH of Gainesville, Texas, 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandsons.
Former Healdton Man Dies in Plane Crash
H. MCCAN / MCCANN, formerly of Healdton, a brother of Mrs. JESS CASE of Pauls Valley, was killed in a plane crash near Tyler, Texas. Funeral services were held there Tuesday for McCan, who was an oilfield driller. Burial was at Palestine, Texas.
Thursday, April 19, 1946
BEN H. SMITH
Funeral services were held at the First Missionary Baptist church Monday for BEN H. SMITH, 88, of Newport, who died at the home of relatives here Sunday night, following a lingering illness…. Rev. W. R. CARNES of the church was in charge of rites, with Harvey Bros. of Ardmore in charge of burial at Lone Grove cemetery. Pallbearers: JOE PATRICK, HENRY BINGHAM, ALFRED DODSON, CLARENCE DODSON, LEONARD MIDDLEBROOK and JAMES MIDDLEBROOK. He was born in Jackson County, Texas and had resided in this section many years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. RHODA SMITH of Newport, sons JOHN SMITH of Healdton and HARVE SMITH of Newport; daughters Mrs. ELLA PATTERSON of Ardmore, Mrs. BEN CROSS and Mrs. MOLLIE UNDERWOOD of Healdton, two sisters Mrs. ELIZA EVANS of Elk City and Mrs. ELIZA MEANS of Ringgold, Texas; and some grandchildren.
Graham Youth Dies
Services for DANIEL RALPH KILCREASE, born May 21, 1931, at Graham and died April 14, were read Monday at the Graham Baptist church by Rev. J. O. HUDSON of Clemscot. Rev. PIERCE assisted. Burial at Graham cemetery was directed by Bettes funeral home. Pallbearers: ROY TERRELL, HENRY WILLIAMS, JOE HARMON and JACK SPEAK. Survivors are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. RALPH KILCREASE, sister DONNA, grandparents Mrs. LENA KILCREASE and Mr. and Mrs. J. W. CHANCE of Graham, uncles and aunts. The father is employed by the Warren Petroleum Co. at Graham.
Thursday, April 26, 1946
Mrs. HURCHEL CLARK
Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at West Main Church of Christ for Mrs. HURCHEL CLARK, who died while on a visit at Van Buren, Arkansas. LUTHER SAVAGE of the church conducted services with burial at Cornish cemetery at Ringling. Pallbearers: KENNETH ECK, JACK RABIE, EVERETT BADLEY, RUBE SPARROW, ROY THOMPSON and JOHN RANDOLPH. LOLA HOPKINS was born July 2, 1914 and passed away April 16, 1946 in Van Buren, Ark. She was reared in the Ringling and Orr communities. She married Hurchel Clark Nov. 7, 1940. She lived in California from 1936 until November 1945, when she came back and operated a store and service station at the Y north of Healdton. She obeyed the gospel at age of 15 and was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband, her parents Mr. and Mrs. A. J. HOPKINS, six brothers and sisters, ELMER HOPKINS of Corona, Calif., FLOYD HOPKINS, a well known grocery man of Healdton, ARTHUR HOPKINS of Healdton, IRWIN HOPKINS of Corona, Calif., Mrs. MILLIE HOPSON of Healdton, Mrs. ODA PHILLIPS of Roseda, Calif., and LUTHER HOPKINS, USMC.
S. V. BRYANT
Funeral services were held at the First Baptist church Saturday for S.V. BRYANT, longtime resident of Healdton, who passed away in an Ardmore hospital Friday. Rev. O. HAMBLEN of the church conducted services with burial at Mt. Olive cemetery arranged by Collier Bros. Pallbearers were employees of the Magnolia Pipeline, of which a son CLIFFORD is an employee; J. D. PENSE, GROVER HOWE, EVERETT YATES, T. E. LEWIS, J. E. WILLIAMSON, and G. M. WALDRIP. Music was provided by a trio, Misses ANN O’NEAL, MARY RUTH DRAKE and VERA FERN WILHOIT. He was 67, had resided here many years, employed in the oil field work. He married Miss MINNIE LEE BRYANT and to this union were born 3 children, two of whom survive. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. MINNIE LEE BRYANT, sons CLIFFORD of Healdton and HOLMES of Ponca City; two grandchildren, a sister, and other relatives.