Sulphur Times Democrat
Sulphur, Murray Co., Oklahoma
Thursday, January 7, 1943
Last rites for E. J. WEBB, operator of the Farmers Grain Exchange here for the past 20 year, were conducted from the First Baptist Church Sunday afternoon with Rev. FRED STUMPP, pastor, officiating. Interment was at Oaklawn cemetery. Webb passed away here last Thursday from several weeks illness of heart disease. He was a native of Missouri/Mississippi (bad print) and came to Sulphur about 20 years ago. He had been active in civic, business and church affairs, member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. (bad print); daughters, Mrs. GEORGE V. BARNETT of Sulphur, Mrs. DON WEIDA of Houston, Texas, and a granddaughter, JULIANN WEIDA of Houston; two sisters, Mrs. PEARL BENNEDICT and Mrs. DORA SAUNDERS, both of Dallas; brothers CHARLES WEBB of St. Louis, Missouri and WILLIAM WEBB of Dallas. Pallbearers were ADDISON WALKER, CHARLES THOMPSON, L. B. HALL, J. A. HASTE, WILEY LOWERY and H. G. ALLEN.
Funeral rites for Mrs. FREDONA CATHLEEN THOMPSON, age 80, of Roff, who died January 5 at Lindsey, will be conducted at Lightning Ridge Friday afternoon with Rev. E. O. WRIGHT of Roff officiating. Interment will be there, arranged by Frier Funeral Home. Mrs. Thompson lived around Roff the past 44 years. She died at the home of a daughter Mrs. LOU BARRETT at Lindsey. Six sons and four daughters survive. They are JOE THOMPSON of Roff, JIM THOMPSON of Bakersfield, Calif., HERB THOMPSON of New Mexico, (bad print), Mrs. RADYA DEAN aadn Mrs. DOLL SALES of California(?), Mrs. LIZZIE (bad print)… and Mrs. LOU BARRETT of Lindsey. There are 64 grandchildren.
Pioneer Dies at Roff
ROBERT DOWDY, age 86, resident of Roff since 1900, passed away Thursday morning and will be buried Friday afternoon. Funeral services will be held from the (bad print) with Rev. B. E. TETERS officiating. Interment will be at Rosedale cemetery at Ada arranged by Dunn Funeral Home of Sulphur. Dowdy moved from Tennessee to Waxahachie, Texas about 1887 then to Roff in 1900. He opened a drug store now operated by his son. He built the first telephone line from Roff to Sulphur. (bad print) He is survived by his wife, Mrs. KENNIE DOWDY, a son LEE DOWDY and a granddaughter Mrs. BESS L. IRICK and a great-granddaughter PATSY all of Roff. Masonic burial rites will be at the grave.
Sandefur Services at Tecumseh
Services for Mrs. SARAH MARIAH SANDEFUR, age 88, who died Saturday afternoon at the home of her daughter in Shawnee after an illness of two months, will be Tuesday at the Freewill Baptist Church of Tecumseh. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. A. V. CLUCK and Mrs. W. A. RAYNER both of Shawnee, Mrs. LAURA NEWBERRY of Fittstown and Mrs. MOLLIE REEVES of Lovington, New Mexico; five sons, J. H. SANDEFUR of Tecumseh, JOHN SANDEFUR of Tulari, Calif., FRANK SANDEFUR of Sulphur, CHARLES SANDEFUR of Wynnewood and ALLEN SANDEFUR of Kermit, Texas. She is also survived by two brothers, W. J. BUTLER of Tecumseh and NEWTON BUTLER of Springfield, Illinois; 40 grandchildren, 84 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren. All children were present were at the funeral except John.
Mrs. K. P. LARSH and little sons KAY and ALLAN of Roff and WESLEY BATES of Sulphur were Sunday guests of their mother, Mrs. ALICE BATES of 102 East Broadway.
Mr. and Mrs. VESTAL BALLARD moved to Purcell to engage in business.
Mr. and Mrs. JAMES HOWE and children JAMES RAY, ELIZABETH ANN, CHARLENE and ROBERT KEITH all of Sulphur visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. AMOS ARMS in the Red Oak community.
Mr. and Mrs. WILLOUGHBY BLACKARD and children CAROL and SUE of Inman, Kansas were guests of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. BLACKARD at the Veterans hospital and of his sister Mrs. G. HORSMAN and family.
NORMA RUTH and PATSY ABSTON of Davis visited their uncles and aunts Mr. and Mrs. M. A. MONTGOMERY and family and Mr. and Mrs. BUSTER ROBB and family in Sulphur.
George Cavner Rites
GEORGE CAVNER, age 69, of Baum, brother of ROBERT CAVNER who died here last week, passed Monday in an Ardmore hospital following a long illness. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Bud Young Cemetery with Rev. PETE ROBBINS officiating, arranged by Dunn Funeral Home. Cavner had lived at Baum the past 57 years. He is survived by two brothers.
Thursday, January 14, 1943
Funeral for Murton Rice
Final rites for MURTON RICE, age 40, manager of the Carey-Lombard Lumber Co. here for 21 years, were conducted at the Frier Funeral Home chapel Sunday afternoon with Rev FRED STUMPP of the First Baptist Church officiating. Rice passed away here Saturday at the home of his mother, Mrs. E. M. RICE of 411 West Muskogee. He had lived in Sulphur since coming here with his parents when he was five years old. He was well known in Murray County, retired from active duty at the lumber firm several months ago due to bad health. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. ELIZABETH RICE of Sulphur; two sons FAGAN RICE of the U. S. Navy, and EMMITT RICE of Sulphur; three daughters, GERTRUDE, BETTY LOU and MARTHA of the home, and his mother Mrs. E. M. RICE.
J. T. TUMA 23 of Oklahoma City and Miss ANNA MAE COUCH 27 of Davis.
DEWEY COOLEY 25 of Davis and Miss DOROTHY CRITES 19 of Talihina.
CALVIN MCBEE, who was in the Sulphur hospital for five weeks, was dismissed. He was severely injured when a highway sweeper ran over him as he was walking along the highway near the Veterans hospital.
Thursday, January 21, 1943
Funeral services for Mrs. DICIE JOSEPHINE GLOVER, age 76, Sulphur resident, who died Thursday last week, were conducted from the Dunn Funeral Home chapel. Interment was at the Civet cemetery. Mrs. Glover passed away at the home of a son, J. B. GLOVER, west of town. She had been a resident of the state for 44 years. She lived at Stratford until two years ago when she came to reside at Sulphur. She was the mother of 14 children, seven of whom survive. They are J. B. and JOHN GLOVER both of Sulphur, Mrs. MOLLIE TEAGUE of Noble, Mrs. A. GOLDEN of Noble, Mrs. MATTIE MULLINIX of Hereford, Texas; Miss MAUDE GLOVER of Sulphur and Mrs. ALPHIA GOLDEN of California.
WANDA JOYCE CHAPMAN, age 6, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. RALPH CHAPMAN of Oklahoma City, formerly of this county, died in an Oklahoma City hospital Thursday from burns. She is a niece of Mrs. W. A. FREDERICKS of Sulphur. The Dunn Funeral Home hearse was sent to Oklahoma City to return the body here for burial.
17 teachers left the local system since January 1942, to go into the services or to take better jobs at higher salaries, to take defense work, or become homemakers.Among them: CARL KNIFFIN, FERNE OXLEY, MARY ROWE, OCIE FAUDREE, ANNIE POMEROY, HERBERT ANTLE, HELEN BANOWETZ, JUNE MARTIN, …
Thursday, January 28, 1943
Funeral services for HENRY O. PARSONS, age 46, a resident of Sulphur since 1931, were conducted Wednesday at the First Baptist Church, with Rev. FRED STUMPP officiating. Parsons passed away the Soldiers Hospital. He had resided in Oklahoma all his life, born June 6, 1896. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. NINA PARSONS of Sulphur; two daughters FERN and MELVA PARSON of Sulphur; four sons, VERNON and DOLAS in the U. S. Army, CLIFFORD and BILLY of Sulphur; his mother, Mrs. EMMA PARSONS of Drumright; and two sisters. Pallbearers were JOHN A. HASTE, WILEY LOWREY, E. S. VERNON, CLARENCE DYER, L. B. HALL, and FRANK RATLIFF. Interment at the Oaklawn cemetery was arranged by Dunn Funeral Home. Parsons was a member of the First Baptist Church, the American Legion, the M.W.A. and the I.O.O.F and had lived in Sulphur since 1931 when he came to the Veteran Hospital here.
Kelso Rites at Roff
CLYDE F. KELSO, age 40, of Roff passed away Saturday morning at his home. He had an extended illness. He had resided at Roff for many years. Funeral services at the Roff Baptist Church were conducted by Rev. E. O. WRIGHT, pastor. Interment at East Hill Cemetery at Roff was arranged by Dunn Funeral Home of Sulphur. Kelso was born August 28, 1902 at Pine Village, Indiana. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. ORA KELSO of Roff, who is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. STOUT of Sulphur; two sons, BOB and WARREN KELSO of Roff; a cousin Mrs. EDNA SWEARENGIN of Dallas, formerly of Sulphur.
Rites for City Resident
Funeral services for SAM P. CRISP, age 83, whose home was at 600 West 10th St., were conducted at the Frier Funeral Home chapel Monday with Rev. DEXTER STRICKLER of the Christian Church officiating. Crisp died Sunday at Norman. He had resided in Oklahoma since 1898 and lived in Sulphur since 1913. He was born in Kentucky October 29, 1860 where he spent his early life. He is survived by one son PERRY CRISP of Oklahoma City. Interment was in Oaklawn cemetery.
Funeral services for WANDA JOYCE CHAPMAN, age 5, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. RALPH CHAPMAN of Oklahoma City were at the Dunn Funeral Home chapel with Rev. FRED STUMPP of the First Baptist Church officiating. The Chapman family formerly lived in Sulphur before moving to Oklahoma City. The child’s clothing caught fire in the bathroom of the Chapman home Tuesday morning of last week. She had locked the door and it was necessary for neighbors to be called to break down the door. She is survived by her parents and two brothers, BILLY VAL and RAY CHAPMAN. Pallbearers were her uncles, BARNEY MOSS, CALVIN MOSS, CLARENCE CHAPMAN and KENNETH BINDERIM. Interment was at Oaklawn Cemetery.
CALVIN L. MCBEE 19 of Sulphur and Miss (bad print).
M. R. ROBERTSON of Oklahoma City and Miss ERENSTINE(?) ORY age 38 of Sulphur.
HARRY N. WADLEY 23 and Miss LEOS? ATHALEE GLAMER(?) 19 both of Oklahoma City.
CHARLES F. STEEN 23 of Canadian, Texas and Miss MYRTLE EDNA BROOKS 19 of Sulphur.
ALVIN L. STEEN 22 of Canadian, Texas and Mis GEORGIA LEE HODGE 18(?) of Sulphur.
HAROLD C. BUMGERTHRED(?) 46 of Oklahoma City and Mrs. AGNES A. ROY 34 of Sulphur.
Pioneer Sulphur Resident Dies
S. M. STEVENS, age 84, Sulphur, passed away last Friday morning at his home, 915 W. Wyandotte, following a lengthy illness. Stevens had resided in Sulphur since 1907, active in affairs of the Calvary Baptist Church for many years until ill health forced his retirement three years ago. Stevens was a senior deacon in the church and a former member of the Masonic and Odd Fellows lodges. Funeral services were conducted from the Calvary Baptist Church Sunday afternoon with Re. W. C. CAMPBELL officiating. Interment at Oaklawn Cemetery was arranged by Dunn Funeral Home. Pallbearers were S. T. PEAK, S. B. BRADEN, C. W. PURTLE, J. H. ELLIOTT, A. C. BRYANT and TERRY WRIGHT, deacons of the church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. SOPHIA STEVENS of the home and several nieces and nephews.
In Akron War Plant
JOHN W. MCMENIS, former employee of the Times-Democrat, is now a riveter at the Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. at Akron, Ohio. McMenis is a former student of the Oklahoma School for the Deaf here.
Aged Woman Passes
Mrs. JANE KNIGHT, age 98, resident of Murray County, passed away Sunday at the home of a son, C. W. KNIGHT of Route 2 Davis. Mrs. Knight had resided in the Davis and Sulphur vicinity for 37 years. She spent most of her life in Arkansas coming to Oklahoma in 1906. She was born November 18, 1844 in North Carolina. Mrs. Knight was a member of the Christian Church many years. Funeral services were at the Frier Funeral Home chapel Monday afternoon with Rev. J. J. COBB officiating. Interment was at Davis. She is survived by her son, C. W. Knight and two daughters, Mrs. ANNIE LYNN of Checotah and Mrs. ELLEN LEWIS of Arizona.
Suarez Services at Drake
Funeral services for Mrs. LUCY SUAREZ , age 21, who lived in the Nebo community only since January 1, were held at the Drake cemetery Sunday afternoon with Father LOUIS HUGO of Purcell officiating. Mrs. Suarez passed away Saturday at the Sulphur hospital. She had lived most of her life around Pauls Valley and Elmore City, moving to Nebo with her family the first of the year. She was a member of the Catholic Church. Survivors include her husband JULIAN SUAREZ of Nebo; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. JOE ORTO of Nebo; three brothers, GABRIEL ANTUAN of Pauls Valley, JOE ORTA of Nebo and Staff Sgt. ROBERT ANTUNA of the U. S. Army; and four sisters, Mrs. VICTORIA ALNEZ of Nebo, Mrs. MARGARET SANDOVAL of Big Canyon, Mrs. CUCA CHABAZ of Big Canyon, and FRANCES ANTUNA of Nebo. Interment at the Drake cemetery was arranged by Frier Funeral Home.
Thursday, February 4, 1943
Rites for W. G. Walls
Last rites for WILLIAM G. WALLS, age 68, resident of Oklahoma for 50 years, were conducted at the Corley school house Wednesday afternoon. Walls passed away Monday at the home of a daughter Mrs. G. W. WRIGHT, who lives 14 miles north of Sulphur. Burial was at the Corley cemetery arranged by Frier Funeral Home. Walls was born in Texas but came to Oklahoma 50 years ago. He lived in Pontotoc and Murray counties most of the time. He is survived by five daughters and four sons, Mrs. G. W. WRIGHT of Hart, Mrs. G. L. JOHNSON of Tipton, Mrs. C. W. CASEY of Oklahoma City, Mrs. D. R. THOMASON of Kingman, Arizona, Miss ONA WALLS of Oklahoma City; L. E. WALLS of Roff, W. U. WALLS of Red Rock, H. B. WALLS of Roff and 16 grandchildren.
Mrs. MYRTLE N. WADE, age 58, of 1208 West Broadway, passed away at her home Friday afternoon from a heart attack. She had resided in Sulphur since before statehood. Funeral services were conducted at the Dunn Funeral Home chapel Wednesday afternoon with Rev. JACK CHAFFIN officiating. Pallbearers were O. D. OWENS, BOYD HORSMAN, GENE WIGGINS, MARVIN STEPHENS, THURMAN WEBB and Dr. J. P. CHITWOOD. Interment was in Oaklawn cemetery. Mrs. Wade was born in Arkansas on December 30, 1884 and her early life was in that state. She is survived by her husband, MARVIN WADE; two daughters, Mrs. DOLORES MILLER and Mrs. LOLA WESTIN, and one son ROLAND TANKERSLEY, all of Sulphur; a foster son WADE TAYLOR of the U. S. Navy; a stepson HENRY WADE of Tipton; two sisters Mrs. BUTCH HUDSON of Sulphur and Mrs. NELL WADE of Houston; and three brothers, I. R. BIRCH of Elmore City, I. T. and I. / L. F. BIRCH of Sulphur.
HENRY D. JOHNSON
Funeral services were here Tuesday for HENRY D. JOHNSON, pioneer resident of Indian Territory and Oklahoma, who passed away here Monday. Johnson was 85 years old and had resided in Sulphur since 1925. Services were at the Church of Christ with Rev. T. J. CHAFFIN of Sulphur and Rev. DELMER OWENS of Ada officiating. Interment was at the Connerville cemetery arranged by Frier Funeral Home. Active pallbearers were his nephews, GUY JOHNSON and KERN JOHNSON both of Ardmore; JAY JOHNSON of Altus, LES GREEN of Marietta and ORBIE LOWERY of Ada. Honorary bearers were JOHNNY MOORE, DAYTON BURNSIDE, GEORGE JACKSON, LUTHER GREEN and TOM DODSON. Flower girls were Mrs. BO PLUNKETT, Mrs. DAYTON BURNSIDE, Mrs. JOHN KIMBRELL, Mrs. AVERY HELPAIN, Mrs. RAY MCDONALD and Mrs. VIRGIL SHOEMAKE. …He lived at Connerville many years, a successful farmer and stockman, retired in 1925 and moved to Sulphur. Eight children survive him: Mrs. JOE NORMAN of Sasakwa, Mrs. M. E. COLLUMS of Connerville, BILL JOHNSON of Tulsa, Mrs. S. N. ORR of Davis, Mrs. H. L. COLLUMS of Wichita Fall, Texas, Mrs. ODES L. MIDDLETON of Houston, ROY and EARN JOHNSON of Sulphur, one brother J. J. JOHNSON of Tipton, nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Thursday, February 18, 1943
Infant Fatally Burned
BEVERLY SUE MCCULLAR, 14 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT MCCULLAR of Scullin, was burned to death in a fire that destroyed the family home there last Friday. Mrs. McCullar had gone to a neighbor’s home, leaving a 15 year old son WILLIAM in charge. William stepped to the Donaghe store to get a bucket of water and returned to find the house in flames. He tried to rescue the baby but could not see her for the smoke. Funeral services were Friday afternoon at Scullin with Rev. FRED STUMPP of the First Baptist Church officiating. Interment was at Lightning Ridge cemetery arranged by Dunn Funeral Home. The infant was born at Byars November 16, 1941 and is survived by her parents, one sister LENA MAE age 10, and two brothers.
A stroke of paralysis of five weeks ago was fatal last Friday to Mrs. ADELIA KUEHN. Mrs. Kuehn came here from (bad print) and lived here since that time. She is survived by her husband, FRANK KUEHN. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. Mrs. Kuehn was born in Red River County, Texas on December 25, 1879. Funeral services were conducted from the Dunn Funeral Home chapel Sunday afternoon with Rev. E. F. GREEN officiating. Interment was at Oaklawn cemetery. Pallbearers were BOYD B. HORSMAN, D. F. SHEFFER, J. H. CROSSEN, S. C. HUMPHREY, JACK TURNELL, and CLIFF NYE.
Big Canyon Infant Dies
HARRISON LEONARD EDWARDS, five month old son of Mr. and Mrs. LEONARD EDWARDS of Big Canyon, passed away Saturday night at the family home following a short illness. He was born September 15, 1942 at Big Canyon. Services were held Monday afternoon at the Drake cemetery with Rev. HOUSE officiating, arranged by Dunn Funeral Home. Survivors include the parents, a brother BILLY JOE, maternal grandmother Mrs. KEETON MILLER of Dougherty, paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. EDWARDS of Big Canyon, an aunt ELIZABETH EDWARDS of Big Canyon and an uncle HARRISON BERRY EDWARDS of San Diego.
Former Sulphur Resident Passes
Mrs. MINNIE FARRIS JONES, age 69, of El Reno, formerly of Sulphur, passed away at her home there Saturday after an illness of three months. Mrs. Jones formerly lived at Sulphur for 22 years until about two years ago she married T. J. JONES and moved to El Reno. Survivors are her husband, a daughter LUCILLE M. JOHNSTON of Oklahoma City and a son T. ROY FARRIS of Denison, Texas. She was a member of the Church of the Latter Day Saints. Funeral services were conducted from the Dunn Funeral Home chapel Sunday afternoon with Rev. DEXTER STRICKLER of the Christian Church officiating. Interment was in Oaklawn cemetery.
Rites for Dougherty Resident
JAMES PHILIP LAWRENCE, age 73, of Dougherty, a resident there since 1921, died at his home there Monday afternoon from a heart attack. Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist Church there. Interment at the Dougherty cemetery was arranged by Dunn Funeral Home. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Before moving to Dougherty, he lived at Gainesville, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. LYDIA L. LAWRENCE of the home; one grandson EUGENE H. LAWRENCE of Dallas; two daughters Mrs. HAROLD D. TIME of Dallas and Mrs. HAROLD JOHNSTON of Wichita, Kansas.
Mrs. CONRAD FRYHOVER of Durant attended the funeral services of her relative, Mrs. Minnie Farris Jones and remained as guest of her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. S. T. PEAK of 1214 West Muskogee Avenue.
Rev. E. O. WRIGHT and little daughter VIRGINIA ANN of Roff visited his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. GARDNER of 1221 West Vinita Ave. His mother Mrs. T. A. WRIGHT returned home from visiting the Wright home at Roff.
Funeral services for L. C. MERCER, age 66, resident of the Prairie View community who died at the University Hospital in Oklahoma City Monday, were conducted Wednesday afternoon at Dohlberg with Rev. N. N. IVANS of Healdton officiating. Interment at the Dohlberg cemetery was arranged by Dunn Funeral Home. He passed away following an operation. He had been a resident of this area since 1907. He was a member of the Baptist church. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. MARY MERCER of the home; a sister Mrs. OLLIE WILLIAMS of Kingfisher, seven brothers, J. B. MERCER of Courtney Flat, J. W. MERCER of Maxwell, A. H. MERCER of Vanoss, L. W. MERCER, B. F. MERCER and A. G. MERCER all of Stratford and C. P. MERCER of California.
Mrs. BEN PARKS passed away at her home in Mineral Wells, Texas, according to word received by Mr. and Mrs. T. C. BREWER. Mrs. Parks lived in Sulphur for about six months in 1924 when her husband was associated with Brewer in the Chevrolet Motor Co.
STEVE ELLIOTT of Brownsville, Texas, on leave from the U. S. Army, visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. ELLIOTT and other relatives at Scullin with his brother and sister-in-law, undersheriff and Mrs. J. H. ELLIOTT in Sulphur.
1st Sgt. and Mrs. CECIL WAYMAN of Camp Bowie, Texas at Brownwood, Texas are visiting relatives here. She is the former Miss LOUISE BALLARD of Sulphur.
Former Sulphur Man Dies at Tulsa
R. A. ‘DICK’ BALDWIN, age 84, former resident of Sulphur, died unexpectedly at his home in Tulsa Sunday, February 7. Funeral services and interment were in Tulsa. Baldwin is survived by his wife, Mrs. ELVIE ROSS BALDWIN, a son WILLIS of Tulsa, two daughters Mrs. EDD WORTHY of Dallas, Texas and Mrs. W. D. TAYLOR of Houston, Texas; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is a brother-in-law of Mrs. H. A. STOVALL and JOHN ROSS of Sulphur.
Thursday, February 25, 1943
Services for Mrs. Oscar K. Lowrance
Funeral services for Mrs. MATTIE ELLEN LOWRANCE, age 60, wife of OSCAR K. LOWRANCE, well known county rancher and stockman, were conducted Thursday at the Frier Funeral Home chapel with Rev. IRA PEAK of Sulphur and Rev. CAL CHAFFIN of Sulphur officiating. Interment was in the Lowrance cemetery. She passed away at her home south of town Tuesday morning… She had been a resident of the county for many years, coming as a small child. Her first years were at Charlotte, North Carolina where she was born September 8, 1882. She moved to Greenville, Texas then to this section of Indian Territory. She married Oscar K. Lowrance in 1905. The family is among the best known pioneer families. She is survived by her husband; five sons, ROBERT K.of Claremore, W. B. of Guthrie, MILLARD F. of Camp Hood, Texas, OSCAR K. Jr. of Mobile, Alabama; one daughter, Mrs. ELEANOR ERWIN of Bonham, Texas; five brothers, GENE SAPP of Leedey, WILLIAM T. SAPP of Oklahoma City, JEFF SAPP of Dombey, R. VESS SAPP of Leedey, J. C. SAPP of Vinita; one sister Mrs. MITTIE D. YOUNG of Turley. Casketbearers were BIRD WILLIAMS, JOHN TOWNSLEY, CLDYE THOMPSON, HARRY JENNINGS, GENE WIGGINS and ALBERT DEFRATUS; honorary bearers were GORDON ALEXANDER, OSCAR HUFFINES, J. O. CROUSE, J. B. GRAHAM, L. B. DRAKE, Judge LONG, JESS ESTES, JIM ARMS, I. W. STEVENSON, R. J. CARTER and R. C. GREEN. OSCAR K. LOWRANCE Jr. is in the Coast Guard at Mobile, Alabama, and Sgt. MILLARD F. LOWRANCE, prior to entering service, was an attorney here, is stationed at Camp Hood, Texas. RAY ERWIN, son-in-law, is in the Air Corps at Temple, Texas.
Local Resident Dies
Mrs. CARRIE VAN DOEREN, age 60, bookkeeper for the Sulphur Silica Co., passed away Wednesday in the Valley View hospital at Ada after a brief illness. She has lived with Mr. and Mrs. J. M. TUCKER the past three years. The Tuckers moved here last October from Oklahoma City and Mrs. Van Doeren had resided with them. Mr. Tucker is the manager of the Sulphur Silica Co. The burial will be at St. Louis, Missouri.
WILLIAM GUNTER 44 and Miss PEARL WILSON 40 both of Oklahoma City.
JIM HENRY JACKSON 22 and Miss HAZEL LAMB 15 both of Roff.
HAROLD M. HATFIELD 48 and Mrs. ANEITA RICHARDSON 44 both of Fort Worth, Texas.
Thursday, Mary 4, 1943
Funeral services for CORDIE MARIE THOMAS, age 22, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. M. THOMAS of the Fairview community, were at the family home there Sunday afternoon with Rev. C. L. CHAFFIN officiating. Interment at the Davis cemetery was arranged by Frier Funeral Home of Healdton. Miss Thomas passed away at the family home Saturday following a long illness. She was born and reared in the county. Miss Thomas is surived by her parents; two brothers, MARVIN THOMAS of Sulphur and JOE BILLY THOMAS of the home; three sisters, Mrs. MATTIE WALLACE of Lookeba, Mrs. ARCHIE MILLER of Davis and Mrs. MACEY VINEYARD of Davis. Casketbearers were ARCHIE MILLIER, BUCK VINEYARD, SHERWOOD WALLACE, FORREST KELLER, FRANK BRASSFIELD and LEN BIRCH.
Former Resident Dies at Guthrie
Mrs. MOLLIE BROWNING, former resident of Sulphur for many years, died Tuesday of this week at the Masonic Home in Guthrie. She had lived there the past eight years. Funeral services were conducted at the First Methodist Church here Thursday afternoon with Rev. HERBERT GATTI, pastor, officiating. Interment at Oaklawn cemetery was arranged by Dunn Funeral Home with Eastern Star burial services. Mrs. Browning was born at Batesville, Arkansas October 2, 1867 and moved to Sulphur in 1904 from Bridgeport, Teas. She married STEPHENS BROWNING Aug. 19, 1906. Mr. Browning died at Guthrie in 1936. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. C. H. HARTSELL of Bridgeport, Texas and one brother C. T. WILKES of Miami, Florida. Pallbearers were GENE WIGGINS, M. SKELTON, GRADY ALLEN, C. E. STOCKTON, E. D. VERNON and ROBERT FULTON.
Thursday, March 11, 1943
Rites for City Resident
Mrs. LAURA ANNA MCCRAW, age 70, of 1211 Division St., passed away at her home here last Sunday morning. Funeral services were conducted at the First Baptist Church Monday afternoon and interment was in the Fletcher cemetery arranged by Dunn Funeral Home. Mrs. McCraw moved to Sulphur in 1929 from Maud. Her husband J. B. MCCRAW passed away in 1933. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by four sons and three daughters, JOHNNIE MCCRAW of Roswell, N. M., MAUDIE BROWN of Seminole, EDNA DOUGLAS of Midway, Texas, HUGH MCCRAW of Seminole, CARL MCCRAW of Sulphur, LORENCE NEAL of Redondo Beach, California, and ROLAND MCCRAW of Lawndale, Calif., 29 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Rites for Sulphur Resident at Illinois Home
GEORGE E. TOLER, age 77, of 319 West 12th St., father of FRANK TOLER of Sulphur, passed away at his home Friday. He was born in Illinois and spent his active life there, for many year the trusted department manager of Libby, McNeil and Libby at their main office in Chicago. Frank Toler accompanied by his wife took the body to the old home at Astoria, Illinois where the family has lived over 100 years. Burial was in the Astoria cemetery beside his wife, SARAH ISABEL TOLER who died two years ago. Frier Funeral Home of Sulphur handled the preliminary arrangements.
Former County Official Dies
E. L. NEWMAN, former county superintendent of Murray County, and superintendent of Hickory school for years, died at the Medical Clinic and Hospital in McMinnville, Tennessee Wednesday morning, February 10. … While in Hickory, Newman was associated with the Baptist Church, Sunday School superintendent for years. His son is a teacher in the East Junior High school of Nashville, Tenn. and his daughter is a teacher in the McMinnville city school.
JENE LESLIE DENSLOW, son of Mr. and Mrs. CLIFFORD DENSLOW, passed away March 5 at Oklahoma City and was buried at Hickory Sunday afternoon, March 7. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. EICHAESEN(bad print) and Mr. and Mrs. Denslow; four aunts and five /four uncles. His mother is the former Miss LA VERNE EICH(?) of Hickory.
RAYMOND GLEN PRUITT 23 of Davis and Miss RUBY LANCE 18 of Bethany.
WILLIAM VAUGHN 21 of Houston, Texas and Miss KATHRYN JUANITA DAVENPORT 18 of Wynnewood.
CLARENCE A. GUIECH 21 of Chicago, Illinois and Miss MATTIE RACHEL SANDEFUR 32 of Sulphur.
Thursday, March 18, 1943
Funeral services for Mrs. NORA NUNNELEE GOODE, age 50, of Sulphur, Route 3, were conducted Monday afternoon at the Drake cemetery with Rev. HERBERT GATTI of the First Methodist Church officiating. Frier Funeral Home made arrangements. Mrs. Goode passed away at her home last Saturday. She had been a resident since 1927, coming here from Texas. She was born at Nashville, Tennessee on March 16, 1892. She was a member of the Assembly Church of God. Survivors are her husband, HENRY GOODE, two sons, CECIL GOODE and CALVIN GOODE both of Sulphur, four daughters, Mrs. EUNTER(?) HILLIARD of Denton, Texas, Mrs. LOLA MAXWELL of Portales, N. M., Mrs. GRACE WILSON of Sulphur, and Mrs. GAYLENE JOY of Amarillo, Texas, and 11 grandchildren.
Mrs. MARY L. SLOVER, a pioneer resident of Sulphur, passed away at the Confederate Home at Ardmore Wednesday morning. Funeral services are scheduled in Ardmore Friday morning, place not yet announced. Members of the Eastern Star will attend. She is survived by one son, THOMAS A. WEBB of San Antonio, Texas and as stepson, Dr. GEORGE SLOVER of Sulphur. Burial will be at the Ardmore cemetery. Mrs. Slover had lived at Sulphur for a half century and had resided at the Confederate Home for several months.
Rites for War Veteran
WILLIE MCMURTREY, age 47, patient at the Veterans hospital here for the past six years, died there Monday of last week and funeral services were conducted from the Frier Funeral Home chapel Tuesday with Rev. DEXTER STRICKLER officiating. Interment was at Oaklawn cemetery. He was a member of the American Legion post at Sulphur. … He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. KATHERINE WEEMS, (bad print), Miss RUBY MCMURTREY of Derby, Kansas, a sister Mrs. PRINCESS(?) KYLE of Derby, Kansas, and a brother W. MCMURTREY of the U. S. Army.
ROBERT L. ALFORD 21 of Fort Worth, Texas and Miss LAVERN FAIRCHILD 18 of Roff.
WESLEY W. AARON 21 and Miss MILDRED F. BRASHEARS 18 both of Davis.
WILLIAM WALLACE ANDERSON 21 of Purcell and Miss BERNICE WILLIAMS 22 of Sulphur.
A.C. STEWART 53 of Pauls Valley and Mrs. CORA BELLE SELF 39 of Pauls Valley.
ALFRED F. CHAPMAN 34 and Miss LOUISE FREDERICK 18 both of Sulphur.
Thursday, March 23, 1943
Funeral services for P. B. HOWELL, age 72, who resided east of town, were conducted at the Dunn Funeral Home chapel Wednesday afternoon with Rev. E. C. MABAHAN officiating. Interment was in Oaklawn cemetery. Howell passed away at his home Monday. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. DOVIE MAY HOWELL, one son LESTER B. HOWELL of Dougherty and daughter EFFIE M. MCKINLEY of Sulphur, and four grandchildren. Howell was in the restaurant business here for several years. He taught school in Arkansas and Indian Territorial days.
Former Resident Dies
Funeral services for JAMES P. CHEADLE, age 51, World War veteran who died March 18 at the Veterans hospital at Chicago, were conducted at the Frier Funeral Home chapel here Sunday afternoon with Rev. N. G. HOLT, assisted by Rev. F. I. GILES, officiating. Interment was at Oaklawn cemetery. Cheadle was a resident of Shidler but had resided at Sulphur and was well known here. He was born January 26, 1892 at South Canadian, Okla. and spent his life in the state. He was a member of the American Legion. The body was accompanied here by his wife and daughter. The American Legion assisted with final services. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. JAMES P. CHEADLE of Shidler, a daughter Miss HOLITEPA CHEADLE of Norman; his mother Mrs. LUCY CHEADLE of Wilburton; a sister Mrs. I. H. WALTON of Wilburton; and three brothers, GEORGE R. CHEADLE of Oklahoma City, KISKO H. CHEADLE of Oklahoma City, and MARTIN D. CHEADLE of Horton, Kansas. Pallbearers were OSCAR YOUNG, ADDISON WALKER, PAUL GOFFGE, AMOS VERNON, NOBLE SNODGRASS and ROSS WOMMACK.
Barrett Rites at Iona
Mrs. MALA BARRETT, age 41, resident of the Prairie View community, passed away Saturday at a Norman hospital following a long illness. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Iona. Interment was in the Iona cemetery arranged by Dunn Funeral Home. Mrs. Barrett was born near Roff on July 11, 1901 and spent her entire life near here. She married DAVE W. BARRETT on November 18, 1925. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include her husband, D. W. Barrett of Prairie View, one son LUCIAN BARRETT of the home; four sisters, Mrs. EUGENIA ARMS of Coyle, Mrs. HELEN L. MASON of OklahomaCity, Mrs. (bad print) of Oklahoma City, Mrs. GEORGE WELLS of Great Bend, Kansas, and four brothers, ROBERT WHITLOCK of Los Angeles, WILLIE GUEST of Ada, J.A GUEST of Phoenix, Arizona, and A. M. GUEST of Norman.
JUEY P. BARGER 22 and Miss MATTIE MAY CONLEY 28 both of Sulphur.
G. R. AUBREY 51 and Mrs. PEARL AUBREY 30 both of Houston, Texas.
WILLARD RAY WARREN 20 and Miss LULA BELLE CRUCE 18 both of Davis.
Mrs. Wakefield Dies at Hospital Here Friday Morning
Mrs. SALLIE MYRTLE WAKEFIELD, age 49, who resided at 14th and Tulsa Streets in Sulphur, passed away at a local hospital Friday morning. Funeral services were held Saturday from the Dunn Funeral Home chapel with Rev. E. C. MAHAGAN of the Assembly of God church officiating. Interment was at Stoney Points, Texas. Mrs. Wakefield was born at Bonham, Texas on February 7, 1893. She is survived by a son WILLIAM (bad print), daughter (bad print0 and several brothers and sisters (bad print), BEULAH SWEETEN of Sulphur, C. D. GOODNIGHT of Oklahoma City, EULAH GROOMER of Sulphur….
Rites for Pernell Resident
JOHN WELDON DOWNEY, age 72, of Pernell, died in a Pauls Valley hospital march 17, following a short illness and was buried Sunday afternoon at the Foster cemetery with Dunn Funeral Home in charge. Downey had lived at Pernell the past 30 years…
Former Mill Creek Physician Dies in Florida
Dr. H. A. MOORE, former Mill Creek physician for about 5 years, died last Saturday morning at his home in Lakeland, Florida. He was a pioneer physician in Oklahoma, practiced at Arapaho and Clinton for 30 years. He was prominent in politics and medicine, division surgeon for the Frisco RR and a member of the State Medical Board for years. Later he moved to Mill Creek and practiced before moving to Florida where he resided for the past 18 years. He was 83 years old. Dr. Moore will be remembered as the father of Mrs. LOTTIE MOORE RAWLINGS of Tulsa, former Sulphur resident. He is survived by his wife, his daughter, and a son H. S MOORE Jr. of Chicago, and a granddaughter RUTH RAWLINGS ANDERSON of Washington, D. C.
Rites for War Veteran
CLARENCE C. ROLAND, age 46, of Stratford passed away Thursday at the Veterans hospital here. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at Corley with Rev. EUNICE MINZER officiating. Interment at the McGee cemetery was arranged by Dunn Funeral Home. Roland was a veteran of the World War and was on his way to foreign service when the Armistice was signed. He was a member of the American Legion. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. VIRGIE ROLAND of Stratford; five sons, J. C.of Stratford, LOYD RAY of Richmond, Calif., CAL RICHARD of Stratford, BOBBY JOE of Stratford, CLARENCE CLINTON of Stratford, and one daughter CLAUDINE of Stratford; five brothers and three sisters…
Indian Resident Dies
EDMOND D. WILLIAMSON, age 42, member of a well known Indian family at Stratford, died at his home near there Thursday of last week. Funeral rites were held at the Salem church Saturday afternoon with burial at the Oak Grove cemetery arranged by Dunn Funeral Home. He was born in Mississippi May 14, 1900 and is survived by his wife, Mrs. FRONIE WILLIAMSON of the home.
Thursday, April 1, 1943
CHARLES A. JENNINGS, former well known Murray County resident and brother of JEFF JENNINGS of Sulphur, passed away at the home of a son, FRANK JENNINGS, at Denison, Texas. Jennings, who lacked 18 days of being 95 years old, died after an illness of six months. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday morning at the First Baptist Church of Denison with Rev. GUY NEWMAN officiating. Burial service was at the Hickory cemetery seven miles northeast of Sulphur. Born three miles north of Sherman, Texas on April 16, 1848, Mr. Jennings was the son of Mr. and Mrs. HILLIARD JENNINGS. As a youth he started his career as a farmer and stockman. He married Miss REBECCA ANN GAINES at Sherman on July 2, 1869. Jennings left Grayson County in 1883, moving to Calhoun County, lived four years then moved near Sulphur in Indian Territory in 1887, remained here until 1935 then moved to live with his sons at Denison. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors are six sons, FRANK Jr. , HENRY, WALTER, and FRED all of Denison, and JEFF B. and CHARLES both of Denison, and a daughter Miss EMMA JENNINGS of Fort Worth, and one brother JEFF JENNINGS of Sulphur, 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
ROBERT RAY WILLIAMSON, age 24, formerly of Altus, was sentenced to the penitentiary at McAlester for bigamy. He married NORMA MAYES 16 year old daughter of R. A MAYES of Sulphur without divorcing his wife FLORENCE HUTNER WILLIAMSON of Altus, mother of his three children. He told the judge that he was given a medical discharge from the navy a few weeks ago.
Funeral services for ROBERT L. PEAY, age 69, of Sulphur, were conducted Friday at the Frier Funeral Home chapel with Rev. HERBERT GATTI of the First Methodist Church officiating. Interment was in Oaklawn cemetery. Peay passed away at the Rose Clinic here Thursday of last week. He was a pioneer resident of Sulphur, living here 42 years. He was born in Noah, Tennessee and moved to Texas when he was 20 years old, came to Murray County from Texas. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. R. L. PEAY of Sulphur, his only close surviving relative.
Thursday, April 8, 1943
Rites for Mrs. Dilbeck
Mrs. HARRIET A. DILBECK, age 86, a resident of the county for about 40 years, passed away April 5 at the home of a son, W. F. DILBECK, in Oklahoma City. Funeral services were held from the Dolberg school house Thursday afternoon with Rev. BEN WALTERS of Prairie View officiating. Interment was in the Dolberg cemetery arranged by Frier Funeral Home. Mrs. Dilbeck was born in Cherokee County, Georgia and moved to Yell County, Arkansas where she spent her early life. She resided in Sulphur about 40 years and was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include five sons, JOHN DILBECK of Dallas, W. F. DILBECK of Oklahoma City, F. H. DILBECK of Oak Grove community, J. Y. DILBECK of Inglewood, California, and G.W. DILBECK of Oakland, California; one daughter Mrs. ANNIE MASON of Apache, and grandchildren.
J. E. KING 19 of Camp Barkeley and Miss GRACE MCCAULEY 18 of Ada.
ROWAN H. CARR 21 of Big Canyon and Miss CORA JACKS BALDWIN 19 of Dougherty.
HENRY CECIL GOODE 24 and Miss DOLLIE BROWN 18 both of Sulphur.
JIM C. BURKHART 24 and Miss CARRIE TASSO 16 both of Sulphur.
Whitney Service at Iona
Funeral services for WILLIAM O. WHITNEY, age 63, of Sulphur were held at the Iona school house Friday of last week with Rev. BEN WALTER officiating. Interment by Dunn Funeral Home was in the Iona cemetery. Whitney passed away Wednesday of last week. He had resided in Sulphur the past 12 years. His early life was in Ohio then moved to Tulsa for about 20 years. He was a member of the Baptist church. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. O. F. JULES of Cambridge, Ohio; two stepsons, HOWARD THOMPSON of Tulsa and JESS THOMPSON of Los Angeles, Calif., and one stepdaughter Mrs. LUCY HIKAM of Concord, Okla.
Mrs. DIAMIA LEWIS, age 83, a resident of Indian Territory and Murray County her entire life, passed away April 6 at the home of a son, TOM FRAZIER of Mill Creek. Funeral services were held from the Frazier home Thursday afternoon with Rev. NELSON WOLFE officiating. Interment by Frier Funeral Home was at Mill Creek cemetery. Mrs. Lewis was a member of the Methodist Church and spent all her life around Sulphur and Mill Creek. She is also survived by her daughter Miss ELSIE FRAZIER at Mill Creek.
Thursday, April 15, 1943
JAMES MORTON WININGER, age 94, of Mill Creek died April 8 at the home of his daughter Mrs. W. J. BRAY. He was born April 3, 1948 in Illinois and spent his early life in Texas. He was a member of the Church of Christ and the Odd Fellows lodge. Funeral services were held in Mill Creek Cemetery …. (bad print) survived by his daughter and two brothers (bad print)…
DONALD JULIUS BARRICK 34 and Miss LILLIE JOHNSON 23 both of Fittstown.
LOUISE A. JENGELESKI 24 of East Newark, New Jersey and Miss DOROTHY FAYE MCGUIRE 20 of Davis.
WALTER V. ANDERSON 20 of Roff and Miss WANDA FAYE FLEMING 18 of Lawrence.
T. Z WELLS 18 and Miss LAVON TRAMMELL 20 both of Sulphur.
Mrs. A. D. ROBB of San Bernardino, Calif., and Miss ETTA ROBB of Blythe, Calif., visited their son and brother, BUSTER ROBB and family in Sulphur then their daughter and sister, Mrs. FLOYD STEPHENS and family in the Palmer community.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. MOLDER visited her sister and family, Mr. and Mrs. A. R. WALLACE andalso friends, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. HOPPER at Ada.
Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES CONYER and children WYNEMA and JERRY PAUL moved from Sulphur to the Gilsonite community.
JOHNNY NOWLIN of the U. S. Army at Fort Sill visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. JACK NOWLIN of 1146 West First St.
Thursday, April 22, 1943
Pruitt Rites at Gene Autry (Berwyn)
Funeral services for ADDIE B. PRUITT, age 20, of Gene Autry (Berwyn0 were held from the Baptist Church there Sunday afternoon with Rev. ROSS L. HUGHES of Ardmore officiating. Interment was at the Nelda cemetery arranged by Dunn Funeral Home. Miss Pruitt passed away in a Clinton hospital after an illness of three years. She had been at Clinton the past two years. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. ETTA PRUITT of Berwyn, one brother JACK PRUITT of Berwyn and two sisters, PAULINE PRUITT of Berwyn and CLORENE NELSON of Ardmore.
(bad print for most of item) Cartwright was born July 1, (year?) in Coal(? Cole) County, Missouri.
Services at Marlow
W. M. JONES, age 73, passed away Tuesday morning at his home in Marlow following an eight months illness. Jones is well known in Sulphur, living here before moving to Marlow. Funeral services were in the First Methodist Church in Marlow Wednesday afternoon. Jones is survived by his wife, Mrs. ETTA JONES of Marlow; six children, Mrs. BILL JOHN of Richmond, Virginia, Mrs. HERBERT LEWIS of Tulsa, BILL, TIP and HERBERT JONES of Marlow, and HUBERT JONES of U. S. Army, four grandchildren, three sisters and four brothers. One sister Mrs. PAT ALLDAY resides in Sulphur; two nieces, Mrs. DOC BRADEN and Mrs. I. R. HUNTER also reside in Sulphur.
Registrar of Vital Records
Mrs. E. T. WHITE was named as local registrar of vital records, succeeding Mrs. THOMAS P. WALL who resigned.
Thursday, April 29, 1943
Mrs. NANCY C. PATTERSON, age 56, wife of W. L. PATTERSON of the Fletcher community, passed away last Friday at the Paterson home, following a heart attack. She was apparently in good health when she was suddenly stricken and died within minutes. Funeral services were conducted at the Dunn Funeral Home chapel Tuesday afternoon with Rev. L. R. SIMMONS officiating. Interment was in Oaklawn cemetery. Pallbearers were ESCO CHADWICK, DUTCH CURRY, ODE CHADWICK, TOMMY VICKERY, CHARLES REAGAN and JOHN S. LITTLE. The Patterson family moved to the Fletcher community from Maude nine years ago. Mrs. Patterson was a member of the Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband; four daughters, RENA MAE, OPAL HOPE, DOROTHY J. and (bad print) GOEBEL, all of the home address; sons(?), of Rush Springs, CARL and VERDELL PATTERSON in the Armed Services.
ALBERT LEE CLARY, age 61, who has resided in or near Murray County about a half century, passed away at a local hospital early Tuesday. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Hickory Baptist Church with Rev. HUB BULMAN officiating. Interment by Dunn Funeral Home was at the Hickory cemetery. Clary was born in Cooke County, Texas and came to Oklahoma as a young man. He was employed at the Horseshoe Ranch until about 13 years ago when he purchased the service station on the highway at Hickory that he operated until two years ago when he moved to Sulphur and employed at the Oklahoma School for the Deaf until about three weeks ago when he moved to Hickory. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. MAGGIE CLARY of Hickory, three daughters, Mrs. LEONARD ETCHIESON of Roff, Mrs. ROBERT WATSON of Planada, Californai, Mrs. FRANK SHAW of Sulphur; two sons, AUBREY CLARY of Oklahoma City and A. L. CLARY Jr. of Hickory; a brother CHARLES CLARY of Oklahoma City; two sisters Mrs. JOHN REESE of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Mrs. JOHN ROFF of Clovis, New Mexico, and nine grandchildren. Pallbearers were LON GATLIN, LOUIS GEPHART, JESS LEE, THEODORE ALLEN, WILL BRENTS, and HALTON HYDEN.