The Healdton Herald
Healdton, Carter Co., Oklahoma
January 3, 1957
J. E. DODSON
Funeral services were held in the First Baptist Church Sunday afternoon for JAMES EDWIN DODSON, a pioneer southern Oklahoma resident, died at the family home, 302 S. 3rd in Healdton, December 28, age 85 years. He had been in ill health over a year and had undergone surgery during that time. Rev. FRANK SEARS of the church conducted the service with special music directed by COLEMAN SMITH with TOMMY GENE WATSON at the organ. Burial in the Mt. Olive cemetery arranged by Collier Bros. JAMES EDWIN DODSON was born July 5, 1871 in Illinois and married Miss MARGARET ELIZABETH CLAYTON in July 1901 at Waxahachie, Texas. To the union eight children were born, one son, the late well known J. C. DODSON, Baptist minister, preceded him in death. Mr. Dodson had resided in Ringling and Healdton area since 1926 with previous residences in Fort Smith, Arkansas; Okemah, Okla., and Waxahachie, Texas. He was a long time member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife of the home; four sons, JAKE DODSON of Odessa, Texas; MARSHALL DODSON of Lawton; CLARENCE DODSON of Ringling and ALFRED DODSON of Healdton; three daughters, Mrs. H. C. SAVAGE of Ringling, Mrs. C. M. RIDDLE of Healdton, and Mrs. BEN BARRICK of Ratliff City; 21 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Brother of Local Man Died in California
LEE MCCLANAHAN, 72, father of BOB MCCLANAHAN, who was employed for some time in Joy’s Grill, died Sunday morning in a Bellflower, California, hospital Sunday morning. Bob had recently visited his father there. Funeral and burial were in Bellflower Wednesday morning. He was employed as a butcher here at one time in JACK MOORE’S Grocery. Surviving are two sons, BOB and LOUIE in California; two brothers, J. E. MCCLANAHAN of Healdton and I. A. MCCLANAHAN of Weatherford, Okla.
Uncle of Mrs. Frank Barbour Died in Kentucky
HUGH J. HARRIS, well known banker in Corbin, Kentucky, died there Dec. 14. He had served 49 years, 11 months, 13 days as president of the First National Bank there. Funeral and burial at Corbin had with the Masonic Lodge named for him in charge of graveside services. He was a longtime member of the Methodist Church and was presented with a Bible on his 87th birthday in recognition of outstanding service in the church. He is survived by his wife EMMA of the home and one sister, also his niece Mrs. FRANK BARBOUR.
Mr. and Mrs. HARLEY HURT of Memphis, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. LOWELL HURT and family of Electra, Texas; and Mr. and Mrs. LLOYD HURT and family of Lindsay visited their mother Mrs. W. L. HURT during Christmas. Mrs. Hurt and Mrs. BOB GYLES and children visited the Lloyd Hurt family at Lindsay.
Rev. RALEIGH LEE CAMPBELL and family of Kaufman, Texas, visited his mother Mrs. RUBY CAMPBELL while en route to Oklahoma City where he will be pastor of the Hudson Ave. Baptist Church.
Mr. and Mrs. TOM WARD of Frederick joined other relatives here in the home of Mrs. Ward’s sister, Mrs. GROVER HOWE.
January 10, 1957
W. W. Guthrie
W. W. GUTHRIE, 66, known as BILL Guthrie, died from a stroke at the Pruitt Nursing Home in Davis Saturday afternoon, entering there Tuesday of the past week from the Memorial hospital in Ardmore where he received treatment for an earlier stroke. Funeral services were held in the Bahner funeral chapel at Davis Monday with burial in Green Hill cemetery. Rev. FRANK SEARS of the Healdton First Baptist Church, close family friend, conducted the service, assisted by Rev. ANTONSON of the Davis First Baptist Church. Mr. Guthrie and his wife operated a grocery store at Woodland, between Davis and Hennepin for years and he was employed at the Healdton Tool & Repair Shop with LOWELL STOUT here for sometime. He came to Healdton several years ago and was a member of the Baptist Church. Mr. Guthrie was born at Waxahachie, Texas, May 31, 1890. Surviving are his daughter Mrs. ELMER (RUBY) KNUTTER of Healdton; a brother G. A. GUTHRIE of Fort Chicago, California; two sisters, Mrs. T. KEASLEY of Amarillo, Texas, and Mrs. D. A. JONES of Waggoner; three grandchildren, ELMER KNUTTER Jr. of Healdton, E. J. GELWICK of Artesia, N. M., and J. D. FENNER of Oklahoma City whom he reared.
Injured in Oil Field Accident
JIM ENGLAND of 308 North 3rd Healdton, and ROY CAMP of Lone Grove, both employees of A. J. SUTHERLAND Well Servicing Co., were seriously injured Saturday south of Clemscott while working on a pulling unit for the company. Each broke his right leg at the ankle. They were treated at the Memorial hospital.
VICTOR STAFFORD of Healdton and DONALD CONNER of Ringling, employees of the Sinclair Oil & Gas Co., were injured in an oilfield accident south of Wilson on the Witt Lease and were taken to Memorial hospital at Ardmore.
Funeral services were held in the community church at Katie Monday for RICHARD TEEL, retired grocery man and uncle of JIM TEEL, local business man. Mr. Teel is also related to Mrs. DEE DYE of Healdton. Mr. and Mrs. Teel and Mrs. Dye attended the funeral. Burial was at Katie. He was a member of the Baptist Church and a pioneer resident of Garvin County. Surviving are his wife CORA of the home; two sons, two daughters, one of whom came by plane from Germany for the funeral, one stepson, some grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Former Wirt Resident Died at Pauls Valley
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Methodist Church at Cresson, Texas, for GEORGE ROBERT SMITH, 60, a native of Cresson and a former resident of the Service Pipeline Camp at Wirt. Mr. Smith died Friday afternoon at his home in Pauls Valley. Burial was at Cresson, Texas. An auctioneer in recent years, he was employed by Stanolind Oil at Wirt for many years, prior to his retirement on account of ill health. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. MORENE BUCKMASTER of Oklahoma City and Mrs. IRENE DANIEL of Tulsa; his mother Mrs. T. B. SMITH of Cresson; six brothers, HERBERT, HAL and HILBERT SMITH of Cresson, Texas; BURL SMITH in Oklahoma, LEE H. and HUBERT SMITH in Fort Worth; and two sisters, Mrs. CLAUDE GUNN of Houston, Texas, and Mrs. ANN GRISSOM of Shreveport, Louisiana.
Aunt Buried at Duncan
Mr. and Mrs. FRANK BARBOUR and PHYLLIS attended the funeral service at First Baptist Church in Duncan Wednesday for her aunt, Mrs. LAURA V. DOAK, 95, who died in Oklahoma City, six days short of her 96th birthday, on Dec. 31. Rev. George of the First Baptist Church at Duncan conducted the service, with burial in the Duncan cemetery by the side of her husband, J. T. DOAK. Mrs. Doak made her home here with the Barbours for 26 months. She was a member of the First Baptist Church at Healdton and a member of the Eastern Star Order since a young woman. Surviving are one son, S. A. STEPHENS of Edmond and some grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one stepdaughter Mrs. O. R. MCKINNEY of Marlow. Mrs. BOBBY BARBOUR of Duncan stayed in the Frank Barbour home to look after Mrs. Frank Barbour’s work while they attended the funeral.
Christmas guests in the MONTIE CATES Sr. home were their son, Montie Cates Jr., wife and daughter of Indianapolis, Indiana.
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. CLAXTON are the parents of a son born in the Rector Clinic at Wilson, Dec. 30.
Holiday guests of Mrs. MAE PAYNE for Christmas were her parents Mr. and Mrs. D. M. JONES of Ardmore; her sister Mrs. MAXINE HUDSON and daughters CHARLOTTE, SANDY and CANDY of Ardmore; her brother PAUL JONES and wife of Ringling; another brother CLIFF JONES and wife and son RICHARD of Waurika, and Mr. and Mrs. RALPH POTEET.
Mrs. MAGGIE SADLER visited her brother-in-law, MATT SADLER and family at Amarillo, Texas.
Mrs. GRACE M. FARNHAM is improving at her home, 115 S. 5th.
Mr. and Mrs. HAROLD POTTS and daughter HAROLYN returned from a holiday trip to Corpus Christi, Texas, with his sister, Mrs. LAWRENCE ROBINSON and family at Mirando City, Texas, with his brother GLEN POTTS and family at Nuevo Laredo, Texas; then enjoyed some sightseeing at Greggton, Texas with Mr. Potts’ daughter, Mrs. WILMA JEAN SIMPKINS, her husband and son, and at Cleburne, Texas, with Mrs. HAROLD POTTS’ uncle, BILL WAND and family.
Mr. and Mrs. VERNON MULLEN and sons, Mrs. LELA PRICKETT andMrs. LAURA MCGEHEE of Seminole spent New Year’s with Mr. and Mrs. FRANK BARBOUR and family.
C. E. TRUITT entered the Veterans Hospital at Dallas for an operation. His wife is with him and J. A. STEWART is looking after the renting of their apartments while they are away.
Mr. and Mrs. NOEL VAUGHN of 407 Texas had as guests his sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. BOB EVANS of Tulsa.
Mrs. HENRY GALOOB returned from Memorial Hospital where she received treatment.
Mr. and Mrs. S. J. ALTOM and family and Mr. and Mrs. JIMMY VICKERS and son STEVIE spent Sunday at Grapevine, Texas with Mrs. Altom’s sister, Mrs. PARK WITT and family. Mrs. Altom / Alton’s mother from Healdton also visited the Witt family.
Dinner guests of the A. J. SUTHERLAND home were members of her family, Mr. and Mrs. SAM B. SMITH and Mr. and Mrs. GILBERT SMITH of Oklahoma City, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. SMITH of Coalgate and Mr. and Mrs. W. H. SMITH and daughters of Leadville, Colorado.
Dinner guests of the A. J. SUTHERLAND home Sunday were members of his family, Mr. and Mrs. TOM A. THOMAS of Ada, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. SUTHERLAND of Anadarko, CODY SUTHERLAND of Oklahoma City, and Mr. and Mrs. B. L. PEEK.
Mr. and Mrs. PETE BUTLER returned to Louisville, Kentucky after spending the holidays with her parents Mr. and Mrs. FRANK BARBOUR here and his parents in Oklahoma City. She is the former JO ANN BARBOUR. Mr. Butler will graduate with a degree in church music in May. She is teaching music at a junior high school in Louisville.
January 17, 1957
Early Day Healdton Man Died
Funeral services were held Monday in the Lindsay Church of Christ for WILL BRAY, 85, prominent oil man of Lindsay, and a brother of DAFVE BRAY and JOE BRAY of Bray and related to other Healdton residents including a nephew HARRISON BRAY, mayor of Healdton. Burial was at Purdy near Lindsay. Services were attended by several from Healdton, including DAVE BRAY and daughter Mrs. R. J. SPARROW, Mr. and Mrs. JOE BRAY and their sons and families and JEWEL BRAY and family, Mr. and Mrs. HARRISON BRAY and daughter JAN, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. BRAY, and from Ringling, Mrs. GLADYS LONGEST. WILL BRAY was born IN Johnston County, Arkansas, Oct. 11, 1871. He came with his family of Healdton in Indian Territory in 1892. He engaged in farming while residing here. He married Miss BETTY DAVIS, who survives him. He was a member of the IOOF lodge at one time and engaged in oil business at Lindsay, possessing considerable oil holdings. Surviving are his wife, several children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one sister Mrs. TOM COUCH of Anton, Texas; four brothers, Dave and Joe Bray of Healdton; LEE BRAY of Levelland, Texas; and JESSE BRAY of Seminole, Oklahoma.
Funeral services were held Monday in the Stufflebean funeral chapel in Pauls Valley for Mrs. D. C. BEST, 73, former Miss GRACE ORME, member of the pioneer JAMES W. ORME family of Healdton . Burial was in the Mt. Olivet cemetery at Pauls Valley. Mrs. Best died of injuries received Saturday when she was hit by a truck as she crossed the street in front of her home. She was the widow of D. C. BEST, cotton gin owner in Pauls Valley who died 1948. She was born at St. Jo, Texas, and moved to what is now Healdton, Indian Territory with her parents. The Orme family was one of the early day Healdton prominent families. After marriage she lived in Ardmore until 1910 when the family moved to Pauls Valley. She was a member of the First Christian Church. Survivors are four sisters, Mrs. SHELTON W. TYER of Ardmore, Mrs. L. H. DUNCAN of Healdton, Mrs. JOE RATCLIFFE of Oklahoma City and Mrs. EVERETT RAPER of Seagraves, Texas; four daughters, Mrs. THOMAS W. BRUCE and Mrs. C. W. SHUMATE of Pauls Valley, Mrs. R. W. HILL of Arlington, Texas, and Mrs. ROBERT BOYD of Denton, Texas; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Mrs. NOBIE ORME of Healdton, widow of LESTER ORME, is a sister-in-law.
Funeral services were held in the Collier Bros. funeral home chapel Wednesday for MOSES A. MCCOWN, 81, father of D. M. MCCOWN, local business man. Mr. McCown died Tuesday in an Ardmore hospital following a short illness. Burial was in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Ardmore directed by Colliers. ROY HANNAH of the Shell St. Church of Christ conducted the service. Born Sept. 21, 1877 in McKinney, Texas, Mr. McCown came to Oklahoma in 1900, settling at Mill Creek near Sulphur. A retired stone mason, Mr. McCown was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, EVA; one son D. M. who operates a plumbing and painting business here; daughters, Mrs. G. F. KINTZ of Oklahoma City and Mrs. J. B. WARD of Henderson, Texas; two brothers, DANIEL C. MCCOW of Fresno, California, and S. W. MCCOWN of Walters; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
January 24, 1957
Early Day Resident Died
Funeral services were held at the Bettes funeral chapel in Ardmore Tuesday for Mrs. ABBIE L. WELCHER, widow ofthe late JIM WELCHER, who was an official at one time for Magnolia Oil in this area. Mr. Welcher died a few years ago. Mrs. Welcher died Monday in an Ardmore hospital after an extended illness. She is a sister to JIM YOUREE of Healdton. Serving as one of the pallbearers was N. L. GRAVES of Healdton, family friend. Mrs. Welcher was born July 24, 1882 in Baird, Texas, and lived in the Ardmore area the past several years. She was a member of the Methodist Church at Healdton. Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. NAITH KEY of Ardmore; stepson J. W. WELCHER of Sacramento, California; two stepdaughters, Mrs. H. J. BADGWELL of Drumright and Mrs. CLIFFORD JORDAN of Ardmore; a brother Jim Youree of Healdton, sister Mrs. MAUD MARSHALL of Oklahoma City, one half-sister Mrs. J. W. PAYNE of Waurika; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Mother of Mrs. Brimer
Mrs. MARY ISABELLE CAUSEY, 80, of Wilson died Monday in an Ardmore hospital, following an extended illness. She was the mother of Mrs. E. L. BRIMER of Wilson. Funeral services were held in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at Ardmore, Wednesday, with burial in Hewitt cemetery at Wilson arranged by Leslie funeral home. Mrs. Causey was born November 4, 1876 in Hill County, Texas. She was a long time resident of Wilson, a member of the Eastern Star and a member of the Wilson Worth While Club. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. A. J. SWARTZ of Ardmore and Mrs. EUGENE L. BRIMER of Wilson; three brothers, JOHN BENHAM of Shawnee, CLOYD, Lamar, and JIM Benham of Enterprise; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Father of Mrs. HOMER LESLIE Claimed by Death
E. H. DURHAM died Tuesday. Funeral services are being held today in Tulsa with burial at Miami, Okla. He was the father of Mrs. Homer Leslie of the Leslie funeral home in Wilson.
January 31, 1957
Mrs. FRANK SCOTT
Mrs. Frank Scott Sr., 58, died Sunday in an Ardmore hospital after an extended illness of several years. Funeral rites at the First Baptist Church at Wirt Tuesday were conducted by Rev. LARRY MOLANE of the church. Burial at Mt. Olive cemetery in Healdton arranged by Bettes funeral home. ANNA LEE SCOTT was born April 18, 1898 in Brown County, Texas, and died January 27, 1957 in Ardmore. She married FRANK SCOTT at Henryetta, Oklahoma, March 30, 1918. The family resided at Wirt many years where Mr. Scott was employed by Shell Oil Co. They reared a fine family there. They moved near Fox a few months ago after his retirement. Surviving are her husband, Frank D. Scott of Fox; daughters, Mrs. LOYCE MORATH of Wichita Falls and Mrs. GLADYS BARNETT of Pruitt City; sons, FRANK Jr. of Spiro, HOMER of Duncan, J. B. of Abilene, Texas, who formerly operated a business in Healdton; and WAYNE SCOTT of Hobbs, New Mexico; five brothers, ASA REYNOLDS of Wirt, ROSS REYNOLDS of Duncan, MORRIS REYNOLDS of Foster, ELMER REYNOLDS of Burkburnett, Texas, and FRANK REYNOLDS of Wirt; sisters, Mrs. ADA EILAND in Texas, Mrs. RUTH SNIDER of Ryan, Mrs. LILLIE JOYNER of San Angelo, Texas; Mrs. JEWEL STEELE of Fort Worth, and Mrs. WILLIE KENNEDY of Electra, Texas, and 15 grandchildren.
Oil City Woman Claimed by Death
Funeral services will be held today in the Oil City community church for Mrs. MARY PATRICK, pioneer resident of the Oil City community, who died Wednesday morning following an extended illness. She was the aunt of Mrs. BILL RATLIFF of Healdton and Mrs. G. D. BYRD of Wirt. TOM E. SMITH of the East Healdton Church of Christ will conduct the service with burial in the Keller cemetery arranged by Harvey funeral home of Ardmore. Mrs. Patrick had lived in western Carter County over 50 years and was a devoted member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are one son, EVERETT PATRICK of Wilson, three daughters, Mrs. BART HIGH of Wilson, Mrs. LONNIE TAYLOR of Wilson, and Mrs. LELA COFFEY of the home at Oil City; one brother J. H. KNUTSON of Wilson; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
February 7, 1957
Mrs. GRACE FARNHAM
Mrs. GRACE M. FARNHAM, age 68, Healdton Division deputy court clerk, died early Saturday morning. She was fully dressed and found dead sitting in a rocking chair. Dr. R. H. SAFLEY ruled cause of death as apparent heart attack. Mrs. Farnham lived at 115 S 5th in Healdton. Funeral services were held Monday in the First Methodist Church with burial in Mt. Olive cemetery, directed by Collier Bros. Pallbearers: TED ALFORD, A. J. SUTHERLAND, C. W. HENSON, O. T. JENNINGS, and J. A. STEWART of Healdton, and DEWEY LEACH of Ardmore. Out of town friends who attended were: county court clerk JOE MADDOX, ERNEST W. TATE, Ardmore attorney, and Mrs. Tate, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. SIMMONS and Mr. and Mrs. DEWEY LEACH, all of Ardmore. GRACE MAY FARNHAM was born June 8, 1888 in Wisconsin and moved to Lawton at age 14, married the late Rev. ASHLEY S. FARNHAM in 1929. They moved to Muskogee before moving to Healdton in 1931. Rev. Farnham was minister of the church in Healdton and the old First Methodist Church at County Line for years. He died in 1954. Mrs. Farnham served as the Healdton division deputy court clerk for years. She was a member of the First Methodist Church, Eastern Star, Business and Professional Women’s Club, Chamber of Commerce, Monday Study Club, and the Social Hour Club. Surviving are a son, MARSHALL FARNHAM of Reseda, California, four grandchildren, and a brother WARREN H. DUNBAR of Reseda, California. The son came by plane to attend the service.
Sister of O. F. GANN Died in Oregon
Mrs. I. S. WISEGARVER, 62, formerly of Healdton and Shawnee, died this morning at Eugene, Oregon. She had recently undergone surgery and never recovered from the surgery. Her brother, OTTIS GANN, and family are unable to attend the service due to weather conditions. Surviving are her husband, I. S. WISEGARVER of the home at Eugene, Oregon, three children, GLEN, BILLY CHARLES and OLIVE; four brothers, O. F. GANN of Healdton, R. C. GANN and JOE GANN of Oklahoma City, and W. B. GANN of Tulsa; five sisters, Miss LELA GANN of Shawnee, Mrs. EARL CHANDLER of Dallas, Mrs. OLIVER POCK of Guthrie, Mrs. CHRISTINE MILSTEAD of Shawnee and Mrs. JIM CROWNOVER of Eugene, Oregon.
Brother of Local Man Died
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. MARTIN of 411 Stanolind was called to Oklahoma City Monday by the illness of her brother, IRA LAMBERT of Garber, who was a patient at the Veterans Hospital. Mr. Lambert died early Tuesday morning and his body was returned to the Anderson funeral home in Garber for funeral arrangements. Funeral service was held in the First Christian Church and burial was at the Garber cemetery. The Martins attended the service. His death is the fourth to occur in the family the past two years. Lambert, 68, was a retired carpenter. He is survived by his wife, LUCINDA, of the home; two sisters Mrs. W. E. MARTIN of Healdton and Mrs. MAUDE BRUCE of Garber, and some nieces and nephews.
Pioneer Woman Died
Funeral services will be held Friday in the Zaneis Baptist church for Mrs. FRANCES HANNAH DANIELS, 77, widow of W. A. DANIELS. Mrs. Daniels died Tuesday night in Memorial hospital at Ardmore from a heart attack Sunday night at her home on South 8th St. Burial will be at Bomar Point cemetery directed by Collier Bros. Mrs. Daniels had spent the greater part of her life here where she and her husband reared their family. She was a member of the Zaneis Baptist Church. Her husband, well known stockman and farmer, died in February 1941. Surviving are three sons, TOLLIE of Healdton, TILLMAN and CHESTER of Oklahoma City, daughter Mrs. ELMER LAMB of Lamesa, California; 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. A brother and some sisters also survive.: TOM MORRIS of Ardmore, Mrs. ANNA SPRADLEY of Hemet, Calif., Mrs. CALLIE ROSE of Santa Rosa, Calif., Mrs. NORA WARD of Tulsa, and Mrs. LIDDY WARD of Hatch, New Mexico. She was preceded in death by three sons, OTTO, OSCO, and LUTHER and a daughter Mrs. ELIZABETH COLE.
Former Wilson Man Died in Oklahoma City
ORAN RAY, 50, well known in western Carter County as BUNK RAY, died unexpectedly in his car in Oklahoma City Monday morning of a heart attack. The body was brought to Leslie funeral home at Wilson. Burial was in the Hewitt cemetery where his parents are buried. Buck was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church and was employed as a welder at Oklahoma City. He and his parents resided many years at Wilson. Surviving are three sons, one daughter; two brothers, YOUNG RAY of Tishomingo and HAUT RAY of Fittstown, three sisters, Miss MARM RAY of Tishomingo, Mrs. R. Q. RUE of Fittstown, and Mrs. DOCIA HOUSATTER of Bowie, Texas.
Dinner Honored Mrs. SALLIE RANDOLPH
Complimenting Mrs. SALLIE RANDOLPH for her 85th birthday, her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. JOHN MULLINS, entertained with a family dinner at their home, 409 Stanolind. Attending: Mr. and Mrs. JOHN MULLINS and HARRY; RONNY MULLINS who is a student at Southeastern State College at Durant; Mr. and Mrs. T. C. RANDOLPH of Comanche, Mr. and Mrs. DON RANDOLPH of Duncan, Mr. and Mrs. BOB RANDOLPH and BOBBY JOE of Duncan, Mr. and Mrs. DON PAUL WOOLSEY of Oklahoma City, Mr. and Mrs. BYRON RANDOLPH, DEAand DEBBIE, of Duncan, and WILLIE DON SMITH of Oklahoma City.
Died of Leukemia
Funeral services are being held today in the Pentecostal Holiness Church for HAZEL MAXWELL, five year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. LUTHER MAXWELL, who died in the University Hospital at Oklahoma City of leukemia. Rev. LOUIS SHEARER of the church is conducting the service with burial at Bomar Point. The child was five years, 11 months, 19 days old, born February 23, 1951. Survivors are her parents Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell of Healdton; sisters, BARBARA, LAVERNE, and GLORIA FAYE of the home; grandmothers, Mrs. LILLIAN MAXWELL of Healdton and Mrs. MAE HOLLOWAY of Wilson.
50th Golden Anniversary
In the Monday issue of the Daily Oklahoman was a picture of Rev. E. L. POWELL, 77, and Mrs. Powell, 67, who celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Sunday in the home of their daughter Mrs. J. H. BOLLINGER of Oklahoma City. Some 185 people attended the open house including Mrs. Powell’s mother, Mrs. MARGARET RAMSEY, 87, who witnessed her daughter’s wedding in Bokoshe. Powell, a retired Methodist minister, and his wife now live in Oklahoma City. He served as pastor of the Methodist Church in Healdton at one time in recent years. Mrs. Powell’s mother makes her home with them. There are two other children, J. L. POWELL of McCloud, and Mrs. LEO MERRIMAN of Shawnee; and 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Mr. Powell retired two years ago from the pulpit of the Douglas Blvd. Methodist Church near Midwest City. He has held pastorates at Cordell, Healdton, Konawa, Walters, Spencer, the South Lee Methodist Church in Oklahoma City and other communities.
February 14, 1957
Mother of Mrs. A. R. PARKER Died
Funeral services were held Wednesday in the Pentecostal Holiness Church for Mrs. SARAH MELINDA CARTER, age 88, a resident of Ringling and Healdton area for 35 years. She died early Tuesday morning in the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. A. R. PARKER of 402 Kewanee, after eight months of illness during which time she was bedfast. She was cared for by Mrs. Parker and another daughter Mrs. F. A. KNOX who came from California. She had made her home with the Parkers for two years. Rev. LOUIS SHEARER of the Pentecostal Holiness Church conducted the service with burial in Mt. Olive cemetery arranged by Collier Bros. Mrs. Sarah Melinda Parker was born in Sebastian County, Arkansas, Feb. 4, 1969, and died Feb. 12, 1957 in Healdton, Okla., age 88 years. She was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church at Wewoka. She was married to HENRY N. PARKER. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Parker of Healdton and Mrs. Knox of Long Beach, California; two sons, J. G. CARTER of Oklahoma City and NEAL CARTER of Ringling; a brother, B. E. STEWART of Healdton, 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Healdton Pioneer Died
Mrs. O. C. MATTHEWS, 79, died early Tuesday at the Memorial hospital in Ardmore. She resided in the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. TOM E. SMITH at 302 Phillips in Healdton. She was stricken ill last week and received treatment at the hospital. Funeral services are being held today in the East Healdton Church of Christ with burial by the side of her husband in Mt. Olive cemetery directed by Collier Bros. FRED KERBO of Wilson, evangelist in the Church of Christ, family friend, will conduct the services. A number of out of town relatives and friends will attend the service, including a grandson, C. A. SMITH and family of Healdton. SUSAN WEST was born November 11, 1877 in Tennessee and died Feb. 12, 1957 in Ardmore. She married OTHO CLARENCE MATHEWS at Raysville, Oklahoma in July 9, 1899. They moved to the Healdton area in 1916. She was a member of the East Healdton Church of Christ. Surviving are one daughter Mrs. Tom Smith of Healdton; two grandchildren, Mrs. KENNETH TEEL of Healdton and C. A. SMITH of Andrews, Texas, five great-grandchildren, CHARLENE, MARK, TOMMY and CHRIS TEEL of Healdton and CONNIE JO SMITH of Andrews, Texas.
Pioneer Wilson Physician Died
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Leslie funeral home in Wilson for Dr. W. A. DARLING, age 86, pioneer Wilson physician, who practiced medicine in the Wilson area for 63 years. He was the grandfather of Mrs. CURTIS HARRIS of Healdton. Dr. Darling had been in ill health for the past few months and was bedfast the last month. He was one of the best known physicians in southern Oklahoma. Born in Hunt County, Texas, Oct. 7, 1870, he practiced medicine for 64 years with 63 years in the Hewitt-Wilson area. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors are two sons, WILLIAM B. ‘BEN’ DARLING of Wilson and WYLIE DARLING of Dallas; two daughters Mrs. ESTHER HARLAND of San Francisco, California and Mrs. MRYTLE O. BURKE of Sunflower, Kansas; step-son, JAMES CROCKETT of Augusta, Georgia; two half-brothers, JAKE JONES of Brawley, California and TOM JONES of Jacksboro, Texas; four sisters, Mrs. ADDIE SMITH, Mrs. MACK JACKSON, Mrs. MYRTLE CANTRELL and Mrs. LOVONA WHITSELL, all of Jacksboro, Texas; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
February 21, 1957
FRANK W. THARP
Funeral services were held Saturday at the Shell St. Church of Christ for FRANK W. ‘COTTON’ THARP, 47, who died in the Bethania Hospital in Wichita Falls, from a heart ailment. He was bakery superintendent at the Ford Bakery. B. W. GUYMON, minister in the Duncan Church of Christ, conducted the service, assisted by TOM E. SMITH of the East Healdton Church of Christ, both close family friends. Burial at the Mt. Olive cemetery arranged by Collier Bros. Pallbearers; C. D. HATCHER, OMER BROWN, W. B. WOLLET, DAVID TOOTHMAN, and MIKE BEALL. Honorary bearers were employees of Ford Bakery, ARTHUR CARLOCK and CARL RISNER. Among the out of town relatives: his brother HARRY THARP who came by plane shortly before his brother’s death from Anchorage, Alaska; his sisters from Houston, Texas; Mrs. Tharp’s sister and two daughters from California; Mr. and Mrs. ARTHUR CARLOCK and son GLEN ARTHUR of Borger, Texas. Mr. Carlock and Cotton were employed together in the bakery longer than an other bakery employees. FRANK W. THARP was born March 2, 1909 at Lehigh, Oklahoma and died Feb. 14, 1957 in Wichita Falls, Texas, age 47 years.
He moved to Graham-Healdton area with his parents, age 10 and lived here since. He married Miss DOROTHY PONDER Sept. 5, 1936 at Wilson, Okla. He was a member of the Shell St. Church of Christ and employed in bakery work most of his life. He was employed by the Lutz Bakery at Clemscott before employed by Ford Bakery at Healdton. He and his wife resided at 521 S. 5th in Healdton. He attended the Rexroat and Lehigh schools. Surviving are his wife Dorothy of the home, brother Harry Tharp of Anchorage, Alaska; sisters, Mrs. LUCILLE BOBBITT and Mrs. LOUISE TREADWAY of Houston, Texas; four nephews, four nieces, and his wife’s mother, Mrs. MARY PONDER who has resided with him and Dorothy off and on for years.
Kin of Local Man Died
Mr. and Mrs. LLOYD OUTLAND of 620 N. 6th of Healdton attended the funeral of his brother-in-law, C. B. COLEY, age 62, a mail carrier for 30 years at Wewoka, who died following at stroke. The funeral was held at the Methodist Church at Wewoka and burial there. He was a member of the Methodist church and the Masonic lodge. He is survived by his wife COZY of the home; two daughters, two grandchildren, three brothers and one sister.
Golden Wedding Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES CROW, Mr. and Mrs. WOODROW COOK and MAURICE, Mrs. LORETTA KITE and children attended the golden wedding anniversary at Ada for Mr. Crow’s sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. WALTER KIRBY. All five of their children and all their grandchildren attended.
CLIFFORD BRYANT returned from Memorial hospital at Ardmore where he received treatment for some time. His visitors include his brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. HOLMES BRYANT and their daughter TERRY of Ponca City, and a niece and her husband, T/Sgt and Mrs. JOHN ROSE of Perrin Air Force Base at Sherman, Texas.
Mrs. J. V. SPEIGHTS of Lubbock, Texas visited her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. PETE HAGAN of 230 ½ West Main and another sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. MILNER of Wilson, then returned home. She attended the funeral of a long time friend, Mrs. O. C. MATHEWS.
E. A. FITZGERALD, wife and son of Tucson, Arizona are enjoying a vacation here. This is his first visit to Healdton in 21 years. He left here in 1936 and is now employed in mining in Arizona. He is a former employee of the Ford Motor Co. dealership here which was owned and operated by BOB LEACHMAN.
Mr. and Mrs. EARL MOREY of Russell, Missouri, formerly of Healdton, visited the homes of W. E. MARTIN, G. C. LEE, and other friends here. They visited their daughter EARLENE and family at Healdton.
Mr. and Mrs. PIKE DAVIS of Fox and his sister Miss FLORENE DAVIS of Ardmore returned from a visit in Brownsville, Texas.
A.T. SUTER, operator of the Windsor Hotel, was called to the bedside of his mother Mrs. SAMUEL SUTER, age 90, at Magnolia, Texas Monday where she was seriously ill.
Brother of Mrs. PAUL HIERONYMUS Died
Funeral rites will be held today in the Harvey Bros. funeral chapel at Ardmore for LLOYD K. ROBERTS, age 58, garage mechanic who died Wednesday morning in an Ardmore hospital after five weeks of illness. He was a brother of Mrs. Paul Hieronymus of Stillwater, formerly of Healdton. Roberts, lifelong resident of Ardmore area, was born in Ardmore and member of the First Christian Church. Survivors are his wife KATHERINE; sons, HARRY KEITH and ROBY ARIEN; daughter Mrs. WINSTON C. MONTGOMERY of Lubbock, Texas; brother BILL ROBERTS of Ardmore, sisters, Mrs. W. P. LASATER of Ardmore and Mrs. Paul Hieronymus of Stillwater, and six grandchildren.
February 28, 1957
Mrs. J. T. ROMANS
Funeral rites were held at the Methodist Church Monday for Mrs. J. T. ROMAN, pioneer resident of Carter County, who died in an Ardmore hospital after she fell and broke her hip recently at her home northwest of town. Rev. RAY W. MENARD, pastor of the Methodist Church, conducted services with burial at Lone Grove cemetery arranged by Collier Bros. Pallbearers: DEWEY LEACH and SAM CLENDENIN Jr. of Ardmore; A. J. SUTHERLAND, JESSE FRENCH, GLEN FLANAGAN and MARVIN BIVENS. ANNIE BELLE ROMANS was born in Tennessee, August 5, 1881. She was 75 years old at time of her death. She married J. T. ROMANS in Ardmore, Indian Territory, January 20, 1901. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1951. Mr. Romans died Dec. 2, 1954. They resided in this community many years where she was a member of the Methodist Church and the Rebekah lodge. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. ALTA MAE MOYE of Dallas, Texas; son LEONARD ROMANS of Columbus, Montana, and one grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. GEORGE DOUGHERTY of Wilson and Miss MAY CLENDENIN of Lone Grove; brothers, SAM CLENDININ of Ardmore and ED CLENDENIN of Lone Grove.
Funeral services were held in the Harvey Bros. funeral chapel at Ardmore Wednesday for JAMES F. RATLIFF, age 62, retired oil field worker, who died in the Veterans Hospital at McKinney, Texas, Sunday afternoon, from leukemia. Mr. Ratliff, formerly of Healdton, was a member of a pioneer southern Oklahoma family, the late W. B. RATLIFF family. He was a brother of BILL RATLIFF, Healdton police chief. Rev. FRANK D. SEARS of the First Baptist Church conducted services with burial at Ardmore directed by Harvey Bros and Masonic graveside service. Jim Ratliff was born Feb. 14, 1895 at Keller near Wilson and spent his life in Carter County. He was a member of the Ardmore Masonic lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Disabled American Veterans, a veteran of World War I and lived in Healdton many years. Surviving are his wife LIDA of the home in Ardmore; three sons, J. B. RATLIFF of Wichita, Kansas, FINAS RATLIFF of Lancaster, California; and LYNDON RATLIFF of Seminole; one daughter Mrs. IRENE HUDDLESTON of Gracemont; five brothers, MARTIN of Fillmore, Calif., BILL of Healdton, JOHN of Amherst, Texas, CHARLES of Lamont, California, and BEN in California; two sisters, Mrs. STELLA ROBBINS of Firebaugh, Calif., and Mrs. LUCINDA BERRY of Herman, California.
Former Healdton Man Claimed by Death
Funeral services were held in the Presbyterian Church at Bartlesville Tuesday for PHILLIP O. TETER, age 59, formerly of Healdton, who died at his home in Bartlesville Sunday. He was a business visitor in Healdton two weeks ago. The family were members of the Methodist Church here when he was employed by Empire Oil Co. Born at Batesville, Arkansas, he graduated from the state university and employed by the Cities Service Oil Co. since 1923. Survivors are his wife RUTH of the home; daughter Mrs. GEORGE D. KITTERAGE of Bartlesville, a son PHILLIP Jr. of Russell, Kansas; one brother CARL of Long Beach, Calif., and a sister Mrs. E. B. TEAL of Crocker, Missouri.
Brother of KOMAS BAKER Died in New Mexico
Mr. and Mrs. KOMAS BAKER of 413 Sinclair returned from Hobbs, New Mexico where they attended the funeral of his brother, RUSSELL BAKER, age 42, who resided in Healdton as a youth. Mr. Baker died Friday night after several weeks of illness. Funeral rites were in the Methodist Church at Hobbs, N. M., Sunday afternoon with burial there. He was a construction company superintendent at Hobbs and had lived in Healdton with his parents as a youth before moving to Texas then New Mexico. Surviving are his wife MARIE of the home; three children, WOODY RUSSELL, JOE and MARY; his father, C. J. BAKER of Holliday, Texas; brothers, KOMUS of Healdton and C. J. Jr. of Madill; and sister Mrs. REBA POLLOCK of Holliday, Texas. Komas Baker is the Buick dealer here.
Graveside services were held in Mt. Olive cemetery Tuesday for RAYMOND GENE BOWEN, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. HOLLIS GENE BOWEN. The baby died Monday. Collier Bros. had charge. Bowen is an employee of the Oil Field Service Co. at Fox. Mr. and Mrs. BOWEN have two daughters, SANDRA KAY and CAROLYN SUE and two sons, RONNIE DALE and GLEN. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. CECIL BARKER of Maysville and Mrs. GRACE PURSLEY of Elmore City. Great-grandfather is CHARLES BOWEN of Maysville.
Brother of Local Woman Died in Kansas
Mr. and Mrs. L. D. RHODES Jr. and family returned from Hays, Kansas where they attended the funeral of her brother, EARL PHILLIPS, age 45, employee for 20 years of the Halliburton Oil Well Cementing Co. He died from a heart ailment Saturday. The funeral service was held Monday in the Church of Christ at Tipton, Okla., with burial there. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife; four children; his mother, three brothers, and four sisters.