Sulphur, Murray Co., Oklahoma
Thursday, January 6, 1949
T. H. COLLINS
THOMAS H. COLLINS, pioneer Sulphur resident, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 4, at his home on 214 East Tahlequah. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 6, from the Danner funeral home chapel with Dr. CHARLES MYERS of the First Baptist Church officiating. Masonic lodge, of which Mr. Collins was a member, will serve as pallbearers. Burial will be in the Oaklawn cemetery. Collins was born Feb. 6, 1876 in Cusetta, Alabama. He was a member of the Masonic lodge and the First Baptist Church and served as water commissioner and councilman of Sulphur. He resided in Sulphur about 45 years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. ANNA COLLINS, and three daughters, Mrs. RUBY LABENSKI of Fairfax, Mrs. RUTH LADAS of Houston, Texas, and Mrs. JOHN BYOUS of San Antonio, Texas.
Funeral services for Mrs. ELVIRA R. PRATHER, mother of Mrs. R. T. BROWN, were held Thursday morning, Jan. 6, at the Danner chapel. Rev. L. R. SIMMONS and Rev. H. T. BULMAN officiated. Pallbearers: E. M. FRANCIS, RAE GOFFE, R. G. BAIN, JIM MCCLELLAND, CHARLES JENNINGS and GEORGE LITTLE. Burial was made in Ninnekah cemetery. Mrs. Prather was born June 10, 1864 in LaMarr, Missouri. She passed away Tuesday, Jan. 4., at DeLay hospital. Mrs. Prather had resided near Sulphur for the past ten years. The family includes five daughters, Mrs. R. T. Brown with whom she made her home; Mrs. LAMARYHOLLIS of Bearden, Calif., Mrs. DAPHNE GONLEY of Tyler, Texas, Miss FLOY PRATHER of Chickasha, and Miss ELLA H. DUNCAN of Grand Saline, Texas and one son, JOSIAH DUNCAN of Chickasha.
Former Resident Buried at Maude
Final services were held at the Fairview Church of God for Mrs. ANTONIA Y. PETERS, who passed away Monday, Dec. 27, at the home of her son, ANTON PETERS in Maud. Mrs. Peters was a former resident of Sulphur, moving here in 1927 to make her home until 1940. She was preceded in death by her husband, JOHN PETER, in 1941. She is survived by four sons, ANTON and CARL PETERS of Maud, JOHN PETERS of Ceres, Calif., and JASPER PETERS of Glendale, Arizona, and one daughter Mrs. ANNA PATTON at Stillwater.
Mrs. LEONARD GARRETT and daughter PAT and Mrs. ROBBIE BAKER of Wilson visited Mrs. Garrett’s uncle and aunt Mr. and Mrs. BANNIE FROST.
Mrs. FRED HOLESCLAW and sons Fred Jr. and MIKE of Duncan visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. R. W. HIRE of the Hire Apts.
Mr. and Mrs. TOM JORDON were ill and required a doctor.
Mrs. JULIA DUNCAN is improving from her illness.
Mrs. HALTON HYDEN and three children visited Mrs. MAUD BADGETT at Konawa.
Mr. and Mrs. B. SIMMONS and two children of western Oklahoma visited her mother Mrs. FANNIE SMITH in Fitzhugh.
Mrs. L. T. WITT and four children visited in Tulsa with Mrs. Witt’ sisters, Mrs. VIRGIL BOLDING, Mrs. EVA TELLY, and Brother CHARLES EVANS and family.
Mr. and Mrs. MARSHALL HYDEN of San Antonio, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. RALPH QUISENBERRY and ERIE BETH of Tulsa visited their mother Mrs. J. W. HYDEN and brother, HALTON HYDEN with his family, and sister, Mrs. THEODORE ALLEN and her husband.
Mr. and Mrs. BOB BRADLEY visited the FRED KOUCH/COUCH family in Roff.
Guests in the SAM BRANDON home were Mr. and Mrs. TOM ATWOOD and DANNIE, Mr. and Mrs. KENNETH BAKER and children, all of Ada, Mr. and Mrs. ROFF CARMICHAEL and Mr. and Mrs. OWEN STOUT and WILBURN and IDA JEAN.
Mr. and Mrs. RICHARD GRESS and two children and Mr. and Mrs. MARVIN DEAN and son visited the PLEAS SHEPP home.
Mr. and Mrs. DOYLE BRADLEY visited her parents Mr. and Mrs. SIKES here.
Mr. and Mrs. B. CANNON and two children of Oklahoma City visited his parents Mr. and Mrs. G. W. CANNON.
Mr. and Mrs. AUBRY CLARY and family visited Mrs. A. L. CLARY here and the JIM CRAIG family at Ada.
Visiting Mr. and Mrs. L. A. WAGGONER and children LAWRENCE and AUGUSTA were LEONARD WAGGONER of Clarksville, Texas, Miss CONSTANCE WAGGONER of Sherman, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. VAUGHN MUNCRIEF and children DENNY and JUNE of Sulphur, Miss NOLA MILLER of Oklahoma City, and WAYNE WAGGONER on leave from the navy at San Diego, California.
Mr. and Mrs. HENRY MOORE and daughter FREEDA/ FREIDA and Mrs. R. C. WELCH had as visitors, the CECIL MOORE family of El Reno, the HAROLD MOORE family of Stillwater, the J. R. TUCKER family of Ardmore, the CLEDE MOORE family of Woodland, the PAUL STIDHAM family of Lahoma, the ERNEST LAWYER of Oklahoma City, and M. A. MITCHELL of El Reno.
Mr. and Mrs. D. C. MILLER and two children of Hale Center, Texas, visited her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. P. C. MCELROY.
Miss ANNA BRANDON and brother Bee visited their sisters Mrs. JOHN SANDERS and Mrs. MOLLIE HENDERSON in Ada, and their niece, Mrs. RUBE JONES in Mountain View.
Mr. and Mrs. ED CLARK and Miss BELLE dined with Miss ANNA BRANDON.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. MELVIN KEYS, a seven pound five ounce son at Delay hospital, Sunday, Dec. 26, named LARRY MELVIN. The mother is the former Miss JEWELL TROUBAUGH of Hickory.
Mr. and Mrs. J. BEADLES of Madill visited parents, Mr. and Mrs. RALPH KEYS and H. D. BEADLE and children BETTE and STERLING.
Mr. and Mrs. ONIEL BIRCH and family of Phillips, Texas, visited his father I. R. BIRCH and with Mrs. H. H. HUDSON. Another son, Mr. and Mrs. ORVILL BIRCH and family of Borger, Texas, also visited here.
Thompson Family Reunion
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. THOMPSON celebrated the holidays with their children at their home in Sulphur, first time all the children and their families were able to be together in several years. Mr. and Mrs. Thompson celebrated their golden wedding anniversary during weather which did not permit the family to be together. Relatives for the holidays: Mr. and Mrs. C. L. PETERMAN of Davis, Mr. and Mrs. L. D. DRAKE and son DON L. of Sulphur, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. STAFORD of Midwest City, Mr. and Mrs. FRANK M. KELLY and son JAMES of Cyril, Mr. and Mrs. VERNON CARR and sons JERRY LYNN and DAVID KENT of Oklahoma City.
Thursday, January 13, 1949
SAM GORDON, World War Ii veteran and Sulphur garage owner, passed away suddenly at his home at 1400 Division St., Friday morning, Jan. 7, following a heart attack. .. Funeral services were held at the First Methodist Church Sunday afternoon with Rev. FRED STOLZ, pastor, officiating. Active pallbearers: DELMAR CALES, JOE LANSFORD, T. VICKERY, JOHN PIERCE, A. L. CLARY Jr., ROY HOWETH, DAVID MCCLURE and CHARLES F. COOPER. Military honors were by the Platt National Park Post No. 148 of the American Legion with color bearers, BUCK STEPHENS and OBIE BURGESS, and firing squad, B. J. HILL, JERRY MOBLEY, LUTHER FLORA, GEORGE STACY, REX NALLY and VIRGIL PIERCE, directed by FORREST MCMURTRY. …ADDISON WALKER folded the flag. Burial was in the Oaklawn cemetery directed by Dunn funeral home. Gordon was born July 9, 1907, in Alluwe, California. He moved to Ardmore in 1913, then moved to Sulphur. He worked for Ford Motor Co. until going into the army during the war. After discharge, he opened his own garage. The family: his wife, Mrs. SARAH GORDON; two brothers, LAWSON GORDON and IVA GORDON, both of Ardmore; two stepchildren, Mrs. BILL LANNOM of Sulphur and LEROY MOORE now in the U. S. Marines in China, and one granddaughter TRESA ANN LANNOM of Sulphur.
Mrs. E. T. WHITE
Mrs. EUGENE T. WHITE passed away Saturday, Jan. 8, at her home, 4 East Tahlequah, Sulphur, after a long illness. Rev. E. V. MORTON of St. Phillips Episcopal Church of Ardmore officiated at services held in the Danner chapel Monday, Jan. 10. Interment was in Oaklawn cemetery. Mrs. White, wife of Eugene T. White, pioneer resident of Sulphur, is also survived by three sons, Eugene T. White Jr., of Oklahoma City, CHARLES F. WHITE of Oklahoma City and THOMAS GEORGE WHITE of Springfield, Mo., and two grandchildren, MARY EVELYN and DORIS JEAN, daughter of Eugene White Jr. Mrs. White was born March 24, 1889 at Cairo, Illinois, daughter of CHARLES H. and GEORGE WARD. Her maiden name was DORIS BELL WARD and had lived in Sulphur since 1903. She was known for her interest in music and taught vocal music for years and directed the choir of the First Methodist Church for years. She was a member of the Shubert Music Club and a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church.
HOMER PAUL, age 44, widely known former state senator from Garvin County, died at a Pauls Valley hospital last Saturday afternoon from injuries and complications resulting from a fall weeks ago. The death of the prominent former legislator, farmer and lawyer, shocked his friends. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the First Methodist Church in Pauls Valley. Survivors include his wife; two sons, WILLIS and HOMER Jr., and his mother, Mrs. VICTORIA PUAL, and three brothers and sisters. Paul was first elected to the state legislature in 1926 when he was only 21 years old. .. His grandfather, SAM PAUL, dedicated the townsite for the city of Pauls Valley.
Rites for Mrs. EDNA CRAIG
Mrs. EDNA EBEN CRAIG, age 63, Sulphur resident, passed away at her home at 909 West Wyandotte, following a long illness. Funeral services were held at the Dunn chapel, conducted by Rev. BURBA of St. Paul’s Methodist Church. Pallbearers: GEORGE LOWERY, H. G. ALLEN, JACK ORR, OLLIE RAPER, NEWT CONLEY, and TOMMY GRIFFIN. Burial was in cemetery at Troy. Mrs. Craig was born April 10, 1885 near Durant, Okla. She came to Johnston County in 1900 and lived most of her life there, moving to Sulphur about 12 years ago. She was a member of St. Paul’s Methodist Church. Survivors include one daughter Mrs. JAUNITA SPARKS of Sulphur, one son, WILLIAM C. SMITH of Central Point, Oregon; three sisters Mrs. WILLIE CONLEY of Troy, Mrs. LUCK PICKENS, and Mrs. ADA ROSS, both of Mill creek; one brother, FRANK COLBERT of Ada and three grandchildren.
Final rites for Mrs. EVELYN HOWARD were held from the Vinita Ave. Church of Christ on Thursday morning, Jan. 6 with A. L. HARBIN of the church officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn cemetery. Mrs. Howard was born Dec. 26, 1876 in Robinson County, Texas and spent her early life in Texas, moving to Oklahoma about 40 years ago. She lived at Elgin and Shawnee before moving to Sulphur in 1943. She was a member of the Vinita Ave. church. Mrs. Howard passed away at DeLay hospital Tuesday, Sept. 4, following a long illness. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. JOANNA BERRYHILL of Elgin,Mrs. JANIE GARNER of Brownwood, and Mrs. MARY MCDANIELS of Shawnee, and one brother, A. J. BARKER of Vernon, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1944 and two children.
Rites for Roff Youth
Final services for SELDON WAYNE FINE, age 22, Roff youth, were held from the Danner funeral home chapel Tuesday, Jan. 11, with Rev. B. T. NEAL officiating. Bearers were classmates from Stratford. Burial was in Oaklawn cemetery. He died Sunday, Jan. 9, from a gun shot accidentally sustained while hunting 8 miles west of Antlers, Okla. He was born march 15, 1926 in Sulphur. The family includes his parents Mr. and Mrs. C. S. FINE of Route 2, Roff, one brother BEDFORD H. FINE of Roff and his maternal grandfather, J. W. SHURLEY of Sulphur.
Rites for City Pioneer
THOMAS H. COLLINS, pioneer citizen, passed away at his home, 214 East Tahlequah, on Tuesday, Jan. 4, following a heart attack. Funeral services were held from the Danner chapel Thursday, Jan. 6, with Dr. CHARLES E. MYERS of the First Baptist Church officiating. Masonic funeral rites were administered by the Sulphur Masonic lodge. Pallbearers: BUSTER BALLINGER, W. D. BIGGERSTAFF, W. P. COLLEY, ROBERT FULTON, PAT HENRY and C. W. OVERSTREET. Burial was in Oaklawn cemetery. Collins was born Feb. 6, 1876 in Cusetta, Alabama. At an early age, his family moved to Texas, where, on Jan. 5, 1902, he married Miss ANNA GERTRUDE PEAK. In December 1902, the young couple moved to Sulphur. He helped in building the first railroad to Sulphur and helped erect some of the original public buildings. Mr. Collins was the first city engineer, holding city offices and school board member. He was with the state highway department. He is survived by his wife, Anna Collins; three daughters, Mrs. JOE LABENSKE of Fairfax, Mrs. RUTH GADAS/FADAS, Mrs. JANE BYOUS(?) of San Antonio, Texas, three grandsons, and one granddaughter, one brother and one sister.
Mrs. SALLIE LOUISE ELLINGTON, age 88, of Sulphur, passed away at her home, 1015 West Second St. Monday, Jan. 10. Funeral rites will be held from the Dunn chapel Thursday afternoon, Jan. 13. … Mrs. Ellington was born July 16, 1860, in Jefferson, Texas. Her early life was spent in Bell County, Texas. About 20 years ago she moved to Oklahoma, living first in Duncan then Oklahoma City, moving to Sulphur two years ago. She was a member of the Christian Church. The family includes one daughter, Mrs. W. A. BOWERS of Sulphur, two grandsons, J. S. MCCBETH of San Antonio, Texas, and GEORGE W. MAYO of Eunice, N. M. and four great-grandchildren.
CALVIN COBB, pioneer Sulphur resident, passed away Monday, Jan. 19=0, in the DeLay hospital at age 63. (unreadable print)… interment in the Davis cemetery. … resided in Sulphur the past 40 years. He is survived by one brother, Rev. JAMES COBB, of Sulphur.
Thursday, January 20, 1949
Funeral services for BEN B. HANEY, former Murray County peace officer, will be held Monday, at the Danner chapel with interment in the Oaklawn cemetery. Haney was 79 years old. .. (blurred print) sons… BEN B. HANEY Jr. of Brant, California; two daughters Mrs. JACK CRAVENS and Miss MARVEL HANEY of Wichita Falls, Texas, and one sister Mrs. C. W. CRESENRITER of Rockwall, Texas, and five grandchildren. On Nov. 7, 1897, he married Miss MATTIE G. BINNS of Pryor Creek, I. T.. She preceded him in death Jan. 15, 1920. Rev. FRED STOLZ of the First Methodist Church will officiated at the rite Monday with the local Masonic lodge will conduct lodge burial service.
Mrs. GERTRUDE RICE, Sulphur pioneer, passed away at her home at 414 West Muskogee on Tuesday, Jan. 18 from heart ailment. Funeral services will be held from the Danner chapel Friday, Jan. 21, with Dr. CHARLES E. MYERS of the First Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be at Oaklawn cemetery. Mrs. Rice was born Nov. 3, 1878 near Copenhagen, Denmark. She came to Sulphur in 1903/5 with her husband, EMIT M. RICE, who preceded her in death. (blurred print) Mrs. Rice is the grandmother of FAGAN RICE of Oklahoma City, Mrs. GERTRUDE HAMMONS of El Reno, Mrs. BETTY EAVES, EMIT RICE and MARTHA RICE, all of Sulphur, sister of JOHN NEILSEN of Lincoln, Nebraska, and sister-in-law of Mrs. WALTER BULLARD of Longview, Texas.
Former Sulphur Resident Died in Largo, Florida
Word was received by Sulphur friends of the death of C. E. SMITH, former Sulphur resident, who passed away Tuesday, Jan. 4, in Largo, Florida, following a heart attack. The body will be sent to Bloomington, Illinois, where the only brother of the deceased resides. Colonel Smith lived in Sulphur some years ago.
Father of Former Pastor Died Here at Vet Hospital
EARL C. LYON of Los Angeles, Calif., father of Rev. MACK LYON, former pastor of the Vinita Ave. Church of Christ here, passed away at the Veterans’ hospital here, Thursday, Jan. 13. Danner funeral home sent the body to Muskogee for services and interment. Lyon, who was a veteran, was born Jan. 23, 1892 in Missouri. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. INEZ LYON of Los Angeles, Calif., two sons, Rev. J. MACK LYON of Miami and WILLIAM EUGENE LYON of Los Angeles, Calif., two daughters Mrs. EARLINE ADAMS of Punti(?), Okla., and ERMA LOU SEIGWORTH of Los Angeles, Calif., and two sisters Mrs. LILL HENSLEY of Muskogee and Mrs. BESS JOHNSON of Western Springs, Ill.
Who’s New in Sulphur (new residents)
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. WALLER of 910 West Tishomingo, moved here from Chandler. Mr. and Mrs. H. C. STONEMAN of 912 West 15th came here from Archer City, Texas; three daughters, VIRGINIA, ORA DELL and NOA BELL and Mr. Stoneman is employed by Shell Oil Co. Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES G. BARNDT at the Adams Apts. moved here from Abilene, Texas, he is district manager of Lone Star Gas Co. Mr. and Mrs. O. L. PAYNE and son DON moved here from Quitaque, Texas; he was born and reared in Sulphur; new owners of the B. & B. Café, living now at 311 West Muskogee.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. LONG, residing 7 miles east of Sulphur, have a new daughter, CAROLYN PATRICIA, born Jan. 9 at DeLay hospital. He is employed at Soil Conservation Service and they have another daughter BRENDA JEAN.
Mr. and Mrs. M. M. CAMBPELL of Route 2 Sulphur have a new daughter born Friday, Jan. 14, unnamed; they have three other children, KENNETH age 17, BILLY WAYNE age 8 and BETTY MARIE age 3.
Mr. and Mrs. FRANCIS HATCHER of 115 Division have a new son, DON PAUL, born Jan. 9 at DeLay hospital; he is county health officer and they have two others, CHARLES age 8 and PATRICIA age 2.
Thursday, January 27, 1949
Funeral services for JASPER NEWTON OSBORNE of Sulphur were held from the Danner funeral chapel Sunday afternoon, Jan. 23, with Rev. JACK CHAFFIN officiating. Bearers: GENE WIGGINS, ZACK COOPER, ED VERNON, JAMES COOPER, GEORGE ROSS and BILLY SHIRLEY. Burial was in the Oaklawn cemetery. Osborn was born Jan. 17, 1881 in Eubanks, Kentucky, and passed away Friday, Jan. 21. He resided at 1306 West 1st St. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. CORA OSBORNE, a daughter Mrs. BERTHA COATS, a son ELBERT OSBORNE both of Sulphur; stepson CHARLES OSBORNE of Davis, and two stepdaughters, Mrs. ADA VANDERBERG of Clemscot, and Mrs. EVA WILSON of Wynnewood.
Mrs. Ida Harris
Mrs. IDA HARRIS, aged Sulphur resident, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 25, at her home at 322 West 12thSulphur. Funeral services were held at the Danner chapel on Wednesday, Jan. 26 with Rev. T. J. JARED in charge. Burial was in the Oaklawn cemetery. Mrs. Harris, age 72, was born May 13, 1876. She is the mother of E. P. NORWOOD of Oklahoma City, and JOE HARRIS of Conroe, Texas, and sister of Mrs. MARY A. GLANCY of Bathull, Washington, and ARTHUR NEWTON of Oklahoma City.
Rites for Mrs. Dyer
Final rites for Mrs. MAHALA DYER of Stratford, were held from the Danner chapel Monday, Jan. 24, with Rev. GERALD ZAUITZ in charge. Interment was in Memorial park at Ada. Mrs. Dyer was born Nov. 23, 1883(?) and passed away at herhome Jan. 22. She is wife of MOYATT(?) DYER and mother of Mrs. ROSA JOHNSON of Ada, Mrs. OLLIE GOOD of Oklahoma City, ARTHUR DYER of Geary, Mrs. JEWEL WHITE of Oklahoma City, Mrs. IRENE MOORE of Oklahoma City, Mrs. ADDIE JOHNSON of Stratford, and Mrs. MARIE ROBERTS of Ada.
Mrs. MARY PRUDIE JOHNSTON, Oklahoma pioneer, passed away in hr home in the Nebo community Friday, Jan. 21, after a week’s illness. Funeral services were held from the family home Saturday afternoon with Rev. JACK CHAFFIN officiating. Her grandsons served as casket bearers. Interment was in the Drake cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home of Sulphur. Mrs. Johnston was born Aug. 28, 1865 in Whitesboro, Teas. She spent her childhood in Texas and moved to Oklahoma about 60 years ago. She first lived at Lone Grove then Murray County in 1898, living near Nebo. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. BERTHA PRITCHARD, Mrs. BEATRICE EDWARDS, Mrs. S. SCOTT, all of Sulphur and Mrs. STELLA BRITT GOODE(?) of Ardmore, one son BERT JOHNSTON of Sulphur, 15 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.
Golden Wedding Anniversary
Sunday, Jan. 23, the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. O. A. BALLNGER was celebrated with a dinner of family and relatives, with an open house. The entire family present were the A. J. BALLINGER family of Pauls Valley, the H. T. BALLINGER family of Salmer, Ill., the H. C. BALLINGER family and the ED BALLINGER family of Sulphur, the DENTON FLOYD family, the ANTHONY FLOYD Jr. family, all of Ada, and ten grandchildren and one great-grandson, son of Mr. and Mrs. IRWIN BALLINGER, also present. Other relatives: brothers of O. A. Ballinger were S. E. BALLINGER and E. A. BALLINGER and wives, FRANK BALLINGER and wife, all of Sulphur, Mrs. O. A. BALLINGER’s (print blurred)..nephew ROSS EWING and family of Lawton, J. W. STEVENSON, family friend of Sulphur.
Thursday, February 10, 1949
C. W. WILLIAMS
Final rites for CHARLES W. WILLIAMS, Sulphur resident, were held Wednesday, Feb. 2, at the Baileyboro Church in Marshall, Texas. Interment was in the Baileyboro cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home of Sulphur. Mr. Williams passed away Monday, Feb. 7, in a local hospital after a long illness. He was born Dec. 27, 1869 in Walker County, Alabama and came to Oklahoma in 1903. In 192, he moved to Muleshoe, Texas. He was a retired farmer and returned to Sulphur to live last January. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. EVA WILLIAMS of 1022 West 16th St. in Sulphur; two daughters, Mrs. R. C. LEWIS of Sulphur and Mrs. R. R. KLUTTS of Muleshoe, Texas; three sons, CONRAD and GLEN WILLIAMS both of Goodland, Texas, and SCOTT WILLIAMS of Muleshoe, Texas, 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. JOSIE I. SULLIVAN, age 58, of Kilgore, Texas, passed away at her home, Jan. 29. She had been ill since January 1948. Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 30, from the Rains and Talley chapel in Longview, Texas, with Rev. J. C. BAILEY of the Spring Hill Baptist Church officiating. A second service was held at the Dunn funeral chapel on Tuesday afternoon with Rev. JACK CHAFFIN officiating. Pallbearers: RILEY ELMORE, BERT WILLIAMS, BEN GARDNER, JOHN RAPER, BERT WILLIAMS Jr., and MARVIN GRIDER. Burial was in Oaklawn cemetery in Sulphur. Mrs. Sullivan was born Aug. 4, 1890 in Dublin, Texas and her early life was spent in north Texas. She was a member of the Spring Hill Baptist Church of Kilgore, Texas. She lived about 20 years in Murray County then moved to Kilgore in 1941. Survivors include her husband, W. I. SULLIVAN of Kilgore, Texas, two daughters Mrs. J. B. COX and Miss BETTY SULLIVAN both of Kilgore; three sons, JOHN H. SULLIVAN of Brownsville, Pa, J. D. SULLIVAN of Kingsville, Texas, and J. R. SULLIVAN of Longview, Texas; three brothers, D. M. WILLIAMS of Sulphur, ELLIOTT WILLIAMS of Fresno, California, B. B. WILLIAMS of Lubbock, Texas, and five grandchildren.
New residents of Sulphur: Mr. and Mrs. LEROY HORN; Mr. and Mrs. LEROY BEATTY from Denison, Texas with two sons JOE age 11 and MORRY age 9; Rev. and Mrs. FRANK S. WILFINGER at the First Christian Church parsonage from Enid; the RALPH O’BANNON family from Houston, Texas with three children, ROBERT 7, EDDIE 4, PAMELA ANN 2; the JOHN WILLIAMS family from Winnsboro, La, with one child BETTY SUE age 3 months; the A. H. EAGLETON family from North Little Rock, Arkansas, child DONALD EUGENE age two; the HUBERT D. HUTTO family from Laurel, Mississippi.
Thursday, February 17, 1949
Rites for Pearl Fox
Final rites for PEARL L. FOX, age 70, Sulphur pioneer, were held at the Dunn chapel, Friday morning, Feb. 11 with Rev. JACK CHAFFIN officiating. Pallbearers: BOB KERSEY, OLLIS EATON, FRED HUGHES, JOHN PUCKETT, W. E. INGRAM and E. L. SHIPLEY. Burial was in Oaklawn cemetery. Mrs. Fox was born Jan. 17, 1879 in Fannin County, Texas. She spent her early life in Texas, moving to Sulphur 49 years ago. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She passed away Wednesday, Feb. 9, after a long illness. The family includes one brother, C. V. FOX of Wink, Texas; three nieces, Mrs. D. M. GARNER and Mrs. A. C. WILLIAMS, both of Kermit, Texas, Mrs. ALLEN REED of Dallas, Texas; three nephews, W. A. LOWERY of Dallas, MARK LOWERY of Tyler, Texas, and W. A. LOWREY of Shawnee.
Funeral services for Mrs. ALICE MOUTRAY will be held at the Dunn chapel Thursday afternoon, Feb. 17, with Rev. JIM CALDWELL of the Apostolic Faith Church officiating. Pallbearers will be nephews. Burial will be in Oaklawn cemetery. Mrs. Moutray, who resided at 716 West Tishomingo, was born in Benton County, Arkansas, and came to Oklahoma in 1887, living in Love County for years. She came to Sulphur to make her home about 6 years ago. Survivors include brothers, LEE H. POPE of Maysville, JOHN H. POPE of Ardmore and ROBERT POPE of Salina, Calif., MARION POPE of Gainesville, Texas, JESSE POPE of Marietta, and JOE POPE of Tecumseh, Okla.
Thursday, February 24, 1949
J. T. CAPE
Funeral services for J. T. ‘JAKE’ CAPE, brother of ALBERT CAPE of Sulphur, were conducted Feb. 20, at the Methodist church in Sudan, Texas. Mr. Cape passed away in Sudan Friday afternoon, Feb. 18, heart attack. J. T. Cape was born in Sulphur and lived here until 1927. He is survived by his wife, two stepsons, his parents, five brothers and one sister. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Cape and daughter MARY LOUISE left Saturday for Littlefield and Sunday, Texas, to attend the funeral.
ADOLPH E. HOGENSON, owner of Adoph and Betty’s Café in Davis, former mayor of Davis, died en route to a Sulphur hospital in an ambulance Tuesday morning. He had been ill with diabetes for some time. Funeral services will be Thursdayat the First Baptist Church in Davis with Rev. GEORGE HART, pastor, officiating. Burial will be Greenhill cemetery arranged by Hutchins funeral home in Davis. Hogenson was born in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, March 16, 1880. He came to Davis where he engaged in the café business except for two years when he operated an electrical appliance store. He served as mayor of Davis for two years, resigning recently when he moved outside the city limits. The family includes include his wife, Mrs. Betty Hogenson; two sons, one daughter, six stepsons and one stepdaughter.
Final rites were held for LESTER H. FOSTER, age 52, of Sulphur, Saturday, Feb. 10 at the Calvary Baptist Church. Rev. ELMER GRAY of the church gave the words of consolation. Burial was in Oaklawn cemetery directed by Dunn funeral home. Pallbearers: W. R. STUMPFF, JOHN H. MOORE, O. D. OWENS, FRANK BALLINGER, JESSE JONES and RAYMOND PARKER. Honorary bearers were members of the American Legion, Odd Fellows Lodge, and Sulphur fire dept. Foster was a member of the three organizations. Graveside military honors were accorded Foster by the Platt National Park Post of the American Legion; taps by HARRAL SCOTT; service flag presented by EARL SIMMONS; flag bearers, ADDISON WALKER, NOBLE SNODGRASS, COY HOYLE, ROBERT FULTON, ALVIN KAHLOR, and RAYMOND WALLEN. Lester Foster was born Oct. 15, 1916 in Alex, Okla., and came to Sulphur about 23 years ago, employed at Kist Bottling Co. until he became ill. He served many years on the Sulphur Fire Dept. and was a veteran of World War II, serving in Alaska during the war. Foster passed away Friday, Feb. 18, following several months illness. He had been in the Will Rogers hospital at Oklahoma City until he was transferred to the Veterans hospital in Sulphur. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. BETTIE JO FOSTER of 1428 West Vinita; daughters GLENDA KAY and MAE MARIA and son RONALD ALLEN, all of the home; his mother Mrs. ELLEN BROWN of Sulphur, one brother BILL FOSTER of Chickasha, and one sister Mrs. J. W. WILLIAMS of Sulphur. Mrs. Bettie Foster is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. HILL of this city.
Rites for Mill Creek Pioneer
JAMES ROBERT MCCLURE of Mill Creek passed away in a Sulphur hospital Monday, Feb. 21, after a short illness. Funeral rites were held from the Pentecostal church at Mill Creek Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 22, with Rev. JOE KIRK officiating. Pallbearers were CLAUDE GADDIS, PIERCE QUINTEN, HERNY HOWELL, JESSE GARRISON, RICHARD PITTMAN, and CHARLES RENEGER. Interment was in the Drake cemetery directed by Dunn funeral home. JAMES ROBERT MCCLURE was born May 25, 1874, in Wise County, Texas. He spent his early life in Texas, coming to Oklahoma about 1892 and lived in this area., residing at Ardmore, Sulphur and Mill Creek. Mrs. McClure passed away July 6, 1946 and one daughter also preceded him in death. The family includes sons, CLAUDE and JOHN MCCLURE both of Ardmore, JIM and LEE MCCLURE of Sulphur HUBERT MCCLURE of Mill Creek; daughters, Mrs. BESSIE COOK of Mill Creek, Mrs. LIZZIE ROUNDTREE of Troy, Mrs. JOAN PITTMAN and Mrs. AGNES QUINTON of Mill Creek, 23 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, two brothers and one sister.
Last services for MORGAN L. CARRUTH of Cement were held Saturday Feb. 19, at the Dunn chapel with Rev. E. C. MENAGAN of the Assembly of God officiating. Pallbearers were members of the American Legion: JAMES E. FARRIS, LEONARD DENNIS, COY HOYLE, W. C. HOLDER, J. E. HENDERSON and OSCAR YOUNG. Full military graveside honors were accorded Carruth who was a veteran of World War I by the American Legion post at Coalgate. Carruth was born March 12, 1895 in Fairgrove, Missouri, a veteran of World War I and saw overseas service in France. He passed away at age of 53 at the Veterans hospital in Sulphur, Feb. 17, after a long illness. The family includes his wife, Mrs. OTHELLO CARRUTH of Cement; daughters, Mrs. BETTY WILEY of Wynnewood, Mrs. IMOGENE BEAVERS, Miss MARY LOU CARRUTH all of Cement, son BUSTER LEWIS CARRUTH of Orange, California, two grandchildren and three brothers.
Rites for Dawson Child
Funeral services for DARLENE DAWSON, 5 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. LUTHER DAWSON of McKinney, Texas, were held Thursday, Feb. 17, at the Dunn funeral home chapel with Rev. FRED M. STOLZ of the First Methodist Church in charge of service. Pallbearers; HERBERT CRASS, GRADY ROSS, GEORGE ROSSE and CARL HERRING. Burial was in the Oaklawn cemetery. Darlene was born April 17, 1943 in Roff and lived in McKinney, Texas, with her parents and passed away at a Dallas hospital.
Thursday, March 3, 1949
Aged Roff Woman
Mrs. RACHEL CAROLINE WEST of Route 2, Roff, passed away at her home at age of 87, Monday. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. CHESTER MOORE. Burial was in the Dolsburg cemetery arranged by Danner funeral home. Mrs. West was born Feb. 17, 1862 in Iowa. She moved to this community in 1907. Mrs. West is the mother of BURT PACKARD and MYRTLE PACKARD, both of Roff, and sister of Mrs. DELL SLEDD of Hickory and grandmother of CECIL PACKARD of Ardmore.
HORACE G. LIVINGOOD, age 34, of Noble, passed away at the Oklahoma State Veterans Hospital in Sulphur on Friday, Feb. 25, due to pulmonary tuberculosis. The body was prepared by Dunn funeral home and shipped to Norman for services and interment. Livingood was born March 10, 1914 in Cherokee County, North Carolina. He was a veteran of World War II, in service from Nov. 16, 1942 to Feb. 13, 1946. He had been a patient at the Veterans hospital for the past year.
Who’s New in Sulphur
The C. B. STEDHAM family from Jacksboro, Texas; children CLIFTON age 15 and RONNIE age 7, employed by Shell Oil Co.
The D. W. HOLFORD family from Stigler, baby daughter Linda; employed by Rayford Stone Co.
The C. H. PETERS family from Wewoka, representative for an independent oil company.
The W. L. CHANEY family with son HOWARD DALE; employed by National Drilling Co.
The C. R. EASTERLING family with baby MARIA LATANE from Seminole; employed by Arrow Drilling Co.
The W. T. GRAY family from Connerville; children CLAUDE age 9 and daughter DALE age 5, employed by Arrow Drilling.
The E. O. KIRKLAND family from Archer City, Texas; children EDWARD O’DELL age 6 and DELORES ANN age 2; employed by Shell Oil Co.
The T. Q. EUSTACE family from Jean, Texas; sons CARROLL age 14 and WAYMOND who is a sophomore at TCU.
Thursday, March 10, 1949
Mrs. LILLIE MENASCO MOSLEY, age 85, Sulphur pioneer, passed away Thursday, March 3, in a local hospital following a long illness. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church Friday afternoon, March 4, with Dr. CHARLES E. MAYERS, pastor, officiating, assisted by Dr. A. B. WHITE and Dr. ROBERT C. JONES, both of Dallas, Texas. Out of respect for Mrs. Mosley, the business houses of Sulphur were closed from 2:45 to 4:00 Friday afternoon. Active pallbearers: GRADY ALLEN, ROY HALL, ELMER CARR, JOHN A. HASTE, F. M. SMITH and ELI HOFFMAN. Honorary bearers: HARRAL SCOTT, CHARLESPHELPS. U. G. RICHARDS, MARION SPLAWN, BUCK LEARY, WILEY LOWERY, R. G. BAIN, A. G. DUNN, E. D. VERNON and JACK POTES. Interment was in Oaklawn cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home. Mrs. Mosley was born July 29, 1866 in Mississippi. She spent her early life in Chickasaw County, Miss., moving to Crowen, Texas, in 1891. She came to Oklahoma in 1894 and to Sulphur in 1904. Mrs. Mosley, wife of J. B. MOSLEY, long time president of the Farmers’ National Bank, was interested in Foreign and Home Missions and served as superintendent of the Primary dept. of the First Baptist Church over 40 years. The family includes her husband, J. B. MOSLEY of 304 East Wynnewood in Sulphur; one sister Mrs. NEVA KEEBAUGH of Washington, D. C.; 16 nieces and nephews including Mrs. CARL THETFORD of Sulphur.
Former Pastor Here Succumbs
News was received by friends here of the death Rev. VERNON G. MILES, former pastor of the First Baptist Church here years ago. Rev. Miles was pastor of the First Baptist Church at Minden, La., and died Saturday night in the Memorial hospital at New York City. Funeral services were to be conducted Wednesday at Minden with burial services at Calbert(?), Texas. Rev. Miles was pastor of the church here during the 1920’s.
Pfc. WILEY B. JOHNSON of Mobile, Alabama, received fatal injuries and Cpl. JAMES PRICE RIGNEY of Konawa was injured in a motorcycle accident at the Scullin ‘Y’ six miles east of Sulphur, Sunday afternoon. The two service men, both stationed at Sheppard Field, Wichita Falls, Texas, were coming from Ada and in attempting to negotiate the curve toward Sulphur, Cp. Rigney lost control of the machine. The motorcycle crashed in a rock. Johnson died at Delay hospital Sunday night from a broken back and fracture skull. Price was hospitalized then taken to the hospital at Fort Sill. Johnson’s body was taken to Fort Will.
Mrs. HATTIE FRANCES CHILCOAT, age 61, of Sulphur, passed away Tuesday, March 8, in a local hospital, cerebral hemorrhage. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, March 10, from the Pentecostal church with Rev. GARLAND GARRISON officiating. Pallbearers will be JEFF CHADWICK, HARLAN CODY, JOHN NICHOLS, ALFRED DANYER, TRUMAN BUCHANAN, and M. E. SHAW. Burial will be in Oaklawn cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home. Mrs. Chilcoat was born June 18,1887 in Covin, Alabama, then moved to Texas when a small girl. She came to Oklahoma in 1902, living near Wewoka, then Sulphur in 1929. She was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church. The family includes her husband, W. D. CHILCOAT; four daughters, Mrs. VELMA BOYLES and Mrs. LAVERNE both of Sulphur, Mrs. MAY ISBELL (fourth daughter’s name and sons’ names blurred)… and son WARREN CHILCOAT of Atoka; nine grandchildren, and one sister Mrs. LESSIE LINER of Oklahoma City.
Mrs. E. PORTER
Commitment services were held at the Green Hill cemetery in Davis Monday, Feb. 28, for Mrs. ETTIE EMMA PORTER, age 77, wife of A. J. PORTER, former Davis blacksmith, and sister of Mrs. FLORENCE COX of Sulphur. Mrs. Porter died in the home of her daughter in Tecumseh, and funeral services were held there Monday. She was a resident of Davis for years. Surviving are her husband; three daughters Mrs. B. F. CARPENTER and Mrs. RUSSELL HINCHLEY of Shawnee and Mrs. S. B. JOHNSON of Tecumseh, sister Mrs. Florence Cox of Sulphur, brother W. E. BILLINGS of Phoenix, Arizona, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Homer Gardner’s Father
CHARLES H. GARDNER, father of HOMER A. GARDNER of Sulphur, passed away Friday morning, March 4, at Clarksville, Arkansas, following a long illness. He was 79 years old. Services were held Saturday afternoon, March 5, at the Sulphur Springs Baptist Church with interment in the Liberty Hill cemetery. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. EMMA GARDNER, Z. R. GARDNER of Fort Smith, Ark., and BERT C. GARDNER of Loomis, Washington. Mr. and Mrs. Homer Gardner and son GUY GARDENER of Wilburton, Okla., attended the service.
Thursday, March 17, 1949
PAUL W. LEE
PAUL W. LEE, 58 year old Tulsa resident, passed away at the Oklahoma State Veterans Hospital in Sulphur, Thursday, March 10, coronary thrombosis. The body was prepared by Dunn funeral home and sent to Shawnee where funeral services were conducted Monday, March 14 with burial in a Shawnee cemetery. Lee was born March 22, 1890, in Lyerley, Georgia. He spent his early life in Georgia. He was a locomotive engineer and a World War veteran. He had been a patient at the Veterans hospital for the past three months.
Thursday, March 31, 1949
Woman Passed Away in Corpus Christi
Mrs. INEZ GREEN, 1022 West Vinita, received a wire Wednesday morning informing her that her daughter, Mrs. FRANK NEWBERRY of Corpus Christi, Texas, passed away in a hospital there. Mrs. Newberry had been ill with heart trouble the past five years. The body was sent to Okmulgee for funeral services at the First Baptist church Thursday with burial in an Okmulgee cemetery. Mrs. Newberry was the former Miss AZIE GREEN and was 55 years old. Besides her mother, she is survived by her husband, two daughters and two sons. Mrs. Inez Green, her sister Mrs. DILLIE BORDEN, and her niece, Mrs. DOUGLAS MURDOCK of Chamberlain, South Dakota, left to attend the services at Okmulgee. Mrs. Murdock has been visiting her mother in Sulphur, Mrs. Borden, for several days.
Final services for Mrs. ANGIE C. TINSLEY, 80 years old Sulphur pioneer, were held from the First Baptist Church Monday afternoon, March 28. Rev. ELMER GRAY, of the Calvary Baptist Church officiated, assisted by Dr. CHARLES E. MYERS of the First Baptist Church. Pallbearers: GRADY ALLEN, PAUL GOFFE, PERRY WARE, LLOYD CLINTON, CON STOCKTON and OTIS CORLEY. Burial was in the Oaklawn cemetery directed by Dunn funeral home. Mrs. Tinsley was born November 24(?), 1868 in Baward/Saward(?), North Carolina. She spent her early life in North Carolina, moving to (blurred print) at time of her marriage. In 1897 she moved to Texas then to Sulphur in 1900, where she resided. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1930. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include (two lines of blurred print)… Mrs. LEVI KINNEY of Sulphur, Mrs. P. l. PRITCHETT of Webb City, Missouri, Mrs. J. A. HILL of Yoakum, Texas; three sons, WAYNE TINSLEY of Sulphur, BILL TINSLEY of Whittier, California, and (blurred print) of California, 27 grandchildren, some great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
DUDLEY N. DOAK, age 76, of Sulphur, passed away at DeLay hospital on Tuesday, March 29. Services will be held Thursday afternoon, March 31, from the Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. ELMER GRAY, pastor, officiating. Pallbearers will be BEN YOUNG, W. R. STUMPFF, S. T. PEAK, C. D. HICKS, T. T. WRIGHT, and CLAUDE HILL. Burial will be in Oaklawn cemetery arranged by Danner funeral home. Doak was born September 1872 at Stonewall, Indian Territory. He moved to Sulphur about ten years from Duncan. Doak is the husband of Mrs. MARY KATE DOAK of 518 West 11th in Sulphur; father of Mrs. VIVIAN HAMBURG, GUY DOAK, JACK DOAK, and Mrs. MARY KATHERINE DYER, all of Oklahoma City, and JAMES T. DOAK of Oakland, California.
J. O. RAMSEY
JAMES OSCAR RAMSEY, former Sulphur resident, passed away Wednesday, March 30, in his home in Oklahoma City, after a long illness. He was a son of the late J. D. RAMSEY. Funeral services were held Thursday morning, March 31, in Oklahoma City. Interment was in the Oaklawn cemetery in Sulphur with Dr. CHARLES MYERS of the First Baptist Church officiating. Pallbearers: Dr. P. V. ANNADOWN, ALBERT DEFRATUS, CARL LITTLETON, H. G. ALLEN, CARL LITTLETON, H. G. ALLEN, TRICE BIRCH, and J. E. HENDERSON. Members of the family include his wife, Mrs. AGNESS GREEN RAMSEY of Oklahoma City, one son (blurred print), two sisters and one brother.
Thursday, April 7, 1949
Blakely Second Accident Victim
GEORGE BLAKELY of Prona, California, brother of Mrs. HOLMES COLBERT of Sulphur, was the second of two brothers to die as the result of a car accident which occurred last October. Mr. Blakely died Tuesday of last week at a Prona hospital, following injuries sustained in the accident, and another brother, BENNY BLAKELY, was killed instantly in the accident. Funeral services were conducted at the Prona Thursday of last week, and services were also at Stratford, Okla., this week, with burial in an Ada cemetery. Rev. ANCIL LYNN of Stratford and Rev. W. A. BURBA of St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Sulphur officiated at the service in the First Methodist Church at Stratford. Survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. O. BLAKELY of Stratford; sisters, Mrs. RAYMOND HARRIS of Prona, California, Mrs. VIRGIL TURNER of Ada, Mrs. HOLMES COLBERT of Sulphur, and Mrs. FORREST SHEPHERD of Stratford, and his wife Mrs. MARY BLAKELY of California.
Aged Mill Creek Resident
Funeral services for Mrs. MARTHA KELLEY, age 84, of Mill Creek were conducted from the Mill Creek Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Sunday with Rev. JOE KIRK officiating. Interment was in the Mill Creek cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home. Mrs. Kelley passed away April 1, at the home of her daughter, following a long illness. She was born in Kentucky, July 11, 1865 and came to Indian Territory near Mill Creek over 65 years ago. She had lived in the Mill Creek area since that time. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. ETHEL JOHNSON of Mill Creek and Mrs. BERTIE TILLISON of Dos Palacios, California; two sons, WILL PATRICK and GEORGE PATRICK of Mill Creek; 21 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one sister and five brothers.
J. B. HEMPHILL
J. B. HEMPHILL, age 90, retired lawyer who had resided in Sulphur since 1931, passed away in the DeLay hospital here Monday. Funeral services were conducted from the Danner funeral home chapel here Wednesday afternoon, with Rev. FRED STOLZ of the First Methodist Church officiating. Interment was in Oaklawn cemetery. The Hemphill family came to Sulphur in 1931 from Waxahachie, Texas. Mr. Hemphill was the husband of Mrs. ESTELLE HEMPHILL of Sulphur, and father of Mrs. LUCILLE STIDHAM of Chandler, Mrs. DOYLE SMITH of Houston, Texas, Mrs. KENNETH LEATHERMAN of Paris, Texas, and GRADY HEMPHILL of Fresno, Texas. Casket bearers: W. A. EMERSON, BOYD B. HORSMAN, GRADY ALLEN, JAMES HOWE, ROBERT EARHART and C. W. MONTGOMERY. Hemphill was born in Kossinske(?), Mississippi on April 17, 1858. He received his early education in Mississippi then moved to Lavaca County, Texas(blurred print) admitted to the bar. He moved to Ellis County where he practiced law for many years and presented the county in the state legislature for two terms.
Rites for Roff Resident
Mrs. MINNIE DAVIS, age 74, of near Roff, passed away at the home there Sunday evening after a long illness. Funeral services were held from the Dunn funeral home chapel here Tuesday afternoon with Rev. JACK CHISM officiating. Interment was in the Drake cemetery. Mrs. Davis was born at Decatur, Texas, July 9, 1875. She moved to Indian Territory when a small child and came to Murray County in 1899. The family moved to Roff about 10 years ago. In addition to her husband, C. W. DAVIS, she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. OLLIE MCGEE of Purcell, Mrs. CHRISTINE GIBSON of Wasco, California, and Mrs. LULA PRIDDY of Seymour, Texas; five sons, BILL DAVIS, Lawrence, BOB DAVIS, Lawrence, HOMER DAVIS of Roff, and GORDON DAVIS of Roff (fifth name not given); 36 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. She was a member of the Christian Church.
Thursday, April 14, 1949
Last services for Mrs. SARAH PEARL ROBERTS, age 70, of Sulphur, were held at the Dunn funeral home chapel Tuesday, April 12, with Rev. FRED STOLZ of the First Methodist Church, of which Mrs. Roberts was a member, officiating. Pallbearers: JOHN TOWNSLEY, LANDER FULTON, LEE HORSMAN, OTIS CORLEY, BEN GARDNER, and SCOTT NOBLE. Burial was in the Wynnewood cemetery. SARAH PEARLE BUTT, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. W. BUTT, was born Jan. 23, 1879 in Ennis, Texas. She passed away in a Norman hospital Sunday, April 10. Her early life was spent in Texas then she moved to Wynnewood in 1890 and to Sulphur in 1907. She was married to J. C. ROBERTS, who preceded her in death in 1931. Survivors are one son, FRANKLIN ROBERTS, of Mill Creek, one brother, EARL BUTT, and two grandchildren, SUE and PATSY ROBERTS of Mill Creek.
Funeral services for THOMAS JEFFERSON COVINGTON, Sulphur resident, will be held at 2:00 Thursday, April 14, at the Dunn funeral home chapel with Rev. ELMER GRAY of the Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn cemetery. Covington passed away Tuesday, April 12, at his home, 12143 West 13th St., Sulphur. He was born June 9, 1851 in Bonham, Texas, and moved to Oklahoma in 1890. In the early days of Texas, he served on the vigilante committee to combat horse thieves. Mr. Covington was a farmer until his retirement. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. The family includes his wife, Mrs. Covington; five sons, W. D., J. A, and DEWEY COVINGTON, all of Sulphur; J. B. COVINGTON of Edinburg, Texas, CHARLES COVINGTON with unknown address; one daughter Mrs. C. C. SMITH of Denton, Texas, 23 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Military Honors Accorded CLEO FINCH
Reburial rites for Pvt. CLEO M. FINSH of Stratford were held from the McGee school house Wednesday afternoon, April 13, with Rev. VARD WOOD of Shawnee officiating. Military honors were accorded Pvt. Finch by members of the Stratford and Pauls Valley American Legion Posts. Interment was in the McGee cemetery. Pvt. Finch was born Aug. 20, 1929 in Arkansas and lived in Stratford several years prior to entering services. He was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church. He was killed in action in Holland on March 21, 1945, age 20. The family includes his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. F. FINCH…
Mrs. M. L. Lewis
Funeral services were held for Mrs. M. J. LEWIS of Sulphur, Thursday afternoon, April 7, at the Methodist church in Davis with Rev. H. W. HALL officiating. Burial was in the Green Hill cemetery by the side of her husband, who passed away Sept. 27, 1944. Hutchins & Sons Funeral Home of Davis officiated. Mrs. Lewis, age 79, passed away Tuesday, April 5, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. JOHN DICKSON, in Sulphur. She had made her home with them for the past 3 ½ years. She had been confined to her bed since January when she fell and broke her hip. Mrs. MARTHA JANE LEWIS was born in Batesville, Arkansas, Feb. 16, 1870. She married E. A. ‘ALF’ LEWIS at Batesville and then came to Murray County in the early days, having resided here more than 40 years. She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. JOHN DICKSON and Mrs. BRUCE OATS, both of Sulphur, Mrs. IDA MONTGOMERY of Tulsa, Mrs. ROSE LUMPKIN of Pauls Valley, and Mrs. GRACE LEE of Pharaoh, Okla.; five sons, BOB and ED LEWIS, of Chowchilla, California, RAN LEWIS of Fresno, California, ROE LEWIS of Davis, and VIRGIL LEWIS of Seattle, Washington. Another son, LEE LEWIS, died about 25 years ago.
Thursday, April 21, 1949
P. B. HENRY
P. B. HENRY, well known Sulphur lumberman since 1920, passed away Wednesday morning at the DeLay hospital from a heart ailment. Pat, as he was known, had been manager of the Leeper Lumber Co. here approximately 29 years. Henry sustained a fall at his home, 1204 W. 1st, Feb. 8, suffering a broken hip, hospitalized at McBride Bone and Joint hospital in Oklahoma City, underwent a major operation on March, returned to Sulphur on March 26. The day following his return to Sulphur, he underwent a heart attack at home, became worse. Funeral services were to be held 2:30 Thursday at the Danner funeral home chapel with Rev. FRED STOLZ of the First Methodist Church officiating. Interment in Oaklawn cemetery. Pallbearers: REA GOFFE, L. D. DRAKE, W. D. BIGGERSTAFF, PERRY WARE, EUGENE FRIER and O. M. MAYS. Mrs. C. M. MEMMINGER of Atoka played the piano. Henry was aScottish Rite Mason and a member of the Methodist Church, active in civic affairs. PATRICK BENJAMIN HENRY was born Jan. 10, 1870, in West Plains, Missouri. Family members: his wife, Mrs. CORNELIA HENRY; three daughters, EMPO HENRY, BENNIE HENRY and BETHENE HENRY, of Sulphur; four sisters, Mrs. M. J. MITCHELL of Lindsay, Mrs. SALLIE JAMES of Amarillo, Texas, Mrs. BETTY COY of El Reno and Mrs. MINNIE WELCH of Arkansas, and one brother, J. C. HENRY of Dekalb, Arkansas.
Rites for Pioneer Stratford Resident
Mrs. HATTIE KING, age 78, of Stratford, passed away Tuesday, April 19, at her home in Stratford following three months illness. Funeral services were from the Church of Christ Wednesday, April 20. Interment was in McGee cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home. HATTIE KING was born Feb. 27, 1871, in Arkansas. Her early life was spent in Arkansas and she lived in the Stratford community for the past 50 years. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. The family includes one daughter, Mrs. ALTA POTTER of Stratford, one son, DENNIS KING of Stratford, 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Card of thanks from the family of A. B. COVINGTON, signed by Mrs. A. B. Covington, J. A. COVINGTON, W. D. COVINGTON family, DEWEY COVINGTON family, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. SMITH and Mr. and Mrs. D. R. MCELRATH Jr.
Wests Observe 50th Wedding Anniversary
The 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. WEST was observed at the family residence last Sunday. Three sons and a daughter and families were present. They include Mr. and Mrs. M. L. WEST and family of Sulphur, Mr. and Mrs. EMMETT WEST and family, Mr. and Mrs. CLAUDE WEST, all of Tulsa, and ORVIE WEST of Sulphur. Mr. and Mrs. West have resided in Sulphur the past 22 years. They were married 50 years ago last Saturday at Hartshorne, Indian Territory.
Thursday, April 28, 1949
Funeral services for Mrs. CALLIE J. FREEMAN were held at the Baptist church at Jennings, Okla., Tuesday, April 26, with Rev. VANDERMOLDEN officiating. Burial was in Cleveland, Okla., arranged by Dunn funeral home. Mrs. Freeman, age 80, passed away in a local hospital following a long illness on Sunday, April 24. Mrs. Freeman was born June 13, 1868 in Memphis, Tenn. She spent her early life in Decatur, Texas, moving to Indian Territory in 1890. She lived first in Healdton, moving to Jennings in 1922. At the time she became seriously ill, she was visiting her daughter, Mrs. EWEN GALE in Mill Creek. She was preceded in death by her husband on Dec. 25, 1943. The family includes three daughters, Mrs. Ewen Gale of Mill Creek, Mrs. MAMIE JONES of Maysville, Mrs. MILDRED KIRCHNER of Muskogee; two sons, ERNEST FREEMAN of Denver, Colorado, and VERNE FREEMAN of Great Bend, Kansas; 14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Final rites for JOHN CALHOUN BARNES, age 86, of Sulphur, were held at the Dunn funeral home chapel Friday afternoon, April 22, with Rev. ELMER GRAY of the Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Active pallbearers: C. W. PURTLE, COLLIE JAMES Sr., S. T. PEAK, T. T. WRIGHT, A. C. BRYANT and W. R. WRIGHT… Burial was in Mill Creek cemetery. JOHN CALHOUN BARNES was born July 22, 1862 in North Carolina and moved to Oklahoma in 1901, living in Mill Creek and Sasakawa. In 1929, he moved to Sulphur. He was a barber by trade, a senior deacon in the Calvary Baptist Church, and a member of the Modern Woodmen lodge. The family includes two sons, IRVIN BARNES of Miami, Okla., and V. B. BARNES of Tishomingo; six grandchildren including Mrs. AUSTIN HORN of Sulphur, 4 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Rites for Morgan Infant
Final rites for GARY A. MORGAN, two day old son of Mr. and Mrs. LOUIS MORGAN of Lubbock, Texas, were held Wednesday morning, April 17. Interment was in East Hill cemetery at Roff, arranged by Dunn funeral home. The baby was born April 24 and passed away April 26.
Peace Officer Dies
Word was received that D. H. ‘HERB’ MCCLENDON, former Murray County deputy sheriff and Sulphur police chief, passed away in a San Diego hospital, Monday, April 18, at the end of two years illness. Funeral services were held at the Bradley-Woolman’s Chapel in San Diego Wednesday, April 20, with burial in Greenwood Memorial Park. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. GLADYS MCCLENDON, sons, DWIGHT and BILLY JACK, one daughter Mrs. DOROTHY HOLMES, two grandchildren, BOBBY and JERRY HOLMES, all of San Diego (California?).
Miss VIRGINIA THURMOND, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. K. THURMOND of Healdton, and HAROLD L. SPRINGER, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. I. SPRINGERof Davis, were married in the home of the bride’s parents.
Thursday, May 5, 1949
Sulphur Boy Killed
DENVER LEE PAYNE, age 20, of Sulphur was killed and a peace officer injured during a fight which ended about 2:30 a.m. last Saturday on Main St. of Tishomingo. Payne was the son of Mr. and Mrs. ORVILLE PAYNE of Sulphur. Taken to an Ardmore hospital suffering injuries was ROBERT AYRES, night police chief at Tishomingo. LONZO WOOD of Sulphur was placed in the Johnston County jail by sheriff EVERETT STEWART of Tishomingo, following the fracas…Funeral services for Payne were held Sunday afternoon.. (blurred print).. The youth had been visiting his parents… had re-enlisted for another tour of duty. Wood pleaded not guilty to charge of drunkenness.
Final services for ROSEBUD HOLDER were held Friday, April 29, form Mill Creek Baptist Church with Rev. JOE KIRK officiating. Burial was in the Mill Creek cemetery arranged by Danner funeral home of Sulphur. Mr. Holder, age 79, was born Aug. 15, 1869 in Texas and had resided in the Mill Creek community about 50 years. Mr. Holder was an uncle of GOULD HOLDER and Mrs. FLORA PRICE, both of Mill Creek, Mrs. ADELINE GREGORY and Mrs. BABE MAY, both of Nowata, and great-uncle of Mrs. LETHA CLEVELAND of Sulphur, G. P. HOLDER Jr., AILEEN HOLDER and O. C. PRICE Jr. all of Mill Creek.
E. J. THOMAS, age 68, passed away at his home of 8th & Wynnewood, Saturday afternoon, following a long illness. Funeral services were held at the Dunn funeral home chapel Monday morning with Rev. T. J. JARED officiating and interment in Greenhill cemetery at Davis. Thomas was one of the pioneer residents of this area, coming to the Drake community in January 1899, and lived here since that time. He was born in Montague County, Texas, Jan. 21, 1881. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Thomas is survived by his wife, Mrs. EVE THOMAS, sister Mrs. DOLLIE DAVIS of Sulphur; brothers, SQUIRE G. THOMAS of Lueders, Texas, and GROVER C. THOMAS of Mission, Texas, one step-sister Mrs. MAY JOBE of Sulphur and one step-brother, BUD THOMAS of California.
Grandfather of Local Woman Buried in New Jersey
FRANK JAMES MOORE, age 75, passed away in South Dennis, N. J., Sunday, April 24, of a cerebral hemorrhage at the home of his daughter Miss LOUISE M. MOORE. He is the grandfather of Mrs. W. L. MOKE of Sulphur. Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 27, in the Lewis funeral home chapel with Rev. L. A. FILLMORE of Port Republic, N. J., former pastor of the South Dennis Methodist Church, officiating. Interment was in South Dennis cemetery. The son of the late Captain and Mrs. DAVID ROBINSON (Moore?), he was born and spent his early days in the South Dennis community. He resided 25 years in Atlantic City where he was associated with his brother, MANNING, in the contracting business. He was a charter member of the Carpenters’ Union No. 432 of Atlantic City, and one of the five surviving members of the resort’s first volunteer fire department, a member of the second oldest family of settlers in New Jersey. He is survived by his wife, RACHEL CARREL MOORE, his daughter Miss Moore, five more children and 12 grandchildren.
Thursday, May 12, 1949
Rites for Local Man’s Daughter
Funeral services for Mrs. MAE JONES of Ardmore, daughter of E. D. SHIPLEY of Sulphur, were held Friday, May 6, from the Pentecostal Holiness Church with Rev. HARRIS officiating, assisted by Rev. E. S. GREEN of the Primitive Baptist Church of Sulphur. Burial was in Oaklawn cemetery arranged by Bettes funeral home of Ardmore. Mae Jones, age 45, died early Thursday morning, May 5, in Hardy sanitarium in Ardmore, following a long illness. She is survived by her husband, ERNEST JONES of 429 Third SE in Ardmore, and her father E. D. SHIPLEY of Sulphur.
Thursday, May 19, 1949
Funeral services for JOHN A. KEITH, former Sulphur resident, were held Monday, May 9, at the Baptist Church at Cooksville, Texas, with burial in the Cooksville cemetery. Mr. Keith passed away on Sunday, May 8, in a Mt. Pleasant hospital, following an operation. He was born Dec. 1, 1875 in Cooksville, Texas. He moved to Sulphur in 1924 where he was associated with the Dodge Agency with his brother, B. F. KEITH, for ten years, then returned to Texas. The family includes one son, F. W. KEITH, of Hobbs, New Mexico, one daughter Mrs. BOB GOWAN of Sulphur, one sister Mrs. C. M. SMITH of Terrell, Texas, two brothers, B. F. KEITH of Sulphur and GEORGE KEITH of Farmersville, Texas, and two grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Bob Gowan and B. F. Keith attended the funeral.
Commencement at Hickory
Friday, May 13, the commencement exercises were held in the auditorium of the Hickory high school. The nine members of the graduating class: KENNETH CAMPBELL, ELMER GARTH/GERTH, ERNEST LEMONS, ARCHIE STEPHENS, HENRY WILSON, LEON WITT, LORETTA GATLIN, BERYL MOORE and WILMA NEAL. Members of the eighth grade class: WILBURN STOUT, LESTER BRAY, MELVA GATLIN, CHARLENE SLEDD, and BERNICE SAM.
Thursday, May 26, 1949
Virginia White Killed in Auto Accident
Miss VIRGINIA LENA WHITE of Norman, former Sulphur resident, was instantly killed and three other young women were critically injured Sunday afternoon when their car plunged into a bank near Slaughterville on Highway 77. Miss GLORIA RUTH MACKELLAR of Norman was the driver of the car and the other occupants were Miss HAZEL TARMAN of Norman, and Miss RUTH JACKSON of Norman, who formerly lived in Sulphur. They all received multiple fractures and taken by ambulance to the city hospital at Norman. .. Miss MacKellar apparently lost control of the car when a front tire blew out, the car careened across a deep ravine into the bank beyond, it did not overturn.
Funeral services for Miss White were held at Calvary Baptist Church Wednesday, May 25, with Dr. CHARLES MYERS of the First Baptist Church officiating, assisted by Rev. ELMER GRAY. Active pallbearers: BILL BRAKEBILL, DOC BRADEN, PAUL THOMPSON, GRADY ALLEN, DICK NORWOOD and JOHN ORSBORN. Burial was in Oaklawn cemetery arranged by Primrose funeral home of Norman officiating. Family members include her parents Mr. and Mrs. J. L. WHITE, who live south of Sulphur on the Russell ranch; three brothers, WELDON and KENNETH both of the home, and Sgt. GWINN H. WHITE stationed with the U. S. Army in Japan, and one sister Mrs. V. GIST of Sulphur. VIRGINIA LENA WHITE was born Nov. 4, 1922 in Wapanucka and attended school at Clarita and Bromide, member of the 1941 Bromide graduating class. She was a member of the First Baptist Church at Norman. Miss White was employed as bookkeeper by the A. D. Black Ford Motor Co. Prior to moving to Norman, she was employed in Sulphur as bookkeeper for the Braden Dairy.
Rites for Stratford Woman
Mrs. OLLIE VICTORIA LEFORCE, age 73, of Stratford passed away at her home Monday, May 23, following a seven year illness. Last rites were held Wednesday, May 25, at the Galey school with Rev. GLENN in charge. Pallbearers: THETUS FLOWLER, BUCK FOWLER, NICK FOWLER, EDDIE FOWLER, ORVILLE WATSON and KENNETH BRAY, all grandsons of Mrs. Leforce. Interment was in the McGee cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home of Sulphur. Mrs. Leforce was born Aug. 16, 1873 in Weir, Missouri. She spent her early life in Missouri, moving to Pontotoc County about 50 years ago. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. DORA FOWLER of Ada, Mrs. BERTHA WILLOUGHBY of Stratford, Mrs. LULA BRAY of Purcell, Mrs. EMMA WATSON of Covington, Va., and Mrs. DEBORAH MOORE of Bethel; three sons, LEON HARRIS and (blurred print), and HOWER(?) LEFORCE of Stratford, 28 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. MARY ELIZABETH BURNS of Troy were held at the Troy school house, Tuesday, May 24 with Dr. CHARLES MYERS of the First Baptist Church of Sulphur in charge. MARY ELIZABETH BURNS was born Feb. 23, 1892 in Paoli. She spent her entire life in Oklahoma and moved to Troy in 1927. She had been bedfast five years. Mrs. Burns was a member of the Baptist church. She passed away Sunday, May 22, at University hospital in Oklahoma City. The family includes her husband, WILLIAM A. BURNS of Troy; three daughters, Mrs. WILLA MAE WHATLEY of Colbert, Mrs. RUTH MEELY of Oklahoma City and DELORES BURNS of Troy; five sons, THEO, IRA JOE, and CLARNENCE E. BURNS all of Troy, THOMAS BURNS of Holmes, Wisconsin, and ALVIS W. BURNS of Salinas, California, her father, T. J. BURNS(?) of Indiahoma, Okla., one brother, one sister and two grandchildren.
Old Timer Here Writes of Early Day City Events
Part of a letter written by J. H. FLETCHER of Colfax, California, a pioneer resident of the Sulphur area.
I received a copy of your recently. It takes my memory back to the territory days of happiness and joy, when we never heard of war talk. We had chiggers, seed ticks, shingle ticks, etc,. prior to statehood. Then came statehood and the worst ‘ticks’ of all, politics. Dipping doesn’t stop politics.
I was born and reared in the Chickasaw Nation, principally around Sulphur, when it was known as the Gum Springs, when hollow logs were sawed and set in for the water to overflow.
The old picket ranch house of PERRY FROMAN, the Diamond Z brand of cattle roamed the country and a lot of the stock would cross Rock and Sulphur creeks, coming to the springs for water. Sometimes they would mire down in the mud and would have to be pulled out.
I remember when the Arkansas people moved in. they had relatives visit on one occasion. Some of the relatives were showing the visitors around on the down grade a quarter mile from the springs. A visiting lady said to the other lady with a small baby, after a getting whiff of the Sulphur water ‘hadn’t you better change the baby before we get to town.’ Those were happy days. I prefer all ticks to politics, but we have them, and dipping vats and voting doesn’t seem to remedy things.
Looking over the ads of your paper, all business firms are new to me. I see BOYD B. HORSMAN still on the job. There have been many old time friends pass on since I left there Sept. 14, 1917. I have heard indirectly from several. I had a clipping from your paper sent to me a few weeks ago of a dear neighbor, Mr. NEAL MOSS, who passed away. I’ve lived in California, New Mexico, and Arizona since leaving Sulphur. I came back to California Dec. 10, 1942. I passed out on a guard job in Oakland on Sunday prior to Labor Day, 1945, so I’ve had to retire now past my 74th birthday. I am under a doctor’s care for stomach trouble.
I am going to name a few of the old timers I haven’t heard of passing. J. I. YOUNG and BLACK JAMES used to grapple fish together prior to statehood on Rock Creek and on the Washita River. … Others I remember are J. B. MOSLEY and the several FRIER brothers, also A. M. LEONARD. Are there any of the RILEY brothers there? CLYDE PARKER, EMMETT RICE? I have a dear cousin I would like to hear from, OSCAR LOWRANCE or any of his and SOPHIA’S children, also any other of my old friends and relatives.
J. H. FLETCHER
Rt. 1, Box 1113
Thursday, June 2, 1949
Last services for MARTIN LUTHER MCCORMICK of Sulphur were held from the Dunn funeral home chapel Tuesday, May 31. Masonic chapel rites were conducted by V. G. HETZLER, assisted by local Masons. Rev. JIM HOUSE officiated. Masonic committal rites were given by the Wapanucka Masons. Pallbearers: O. D. OWENS, VAUGHN HETZLER, RUSSELL BROWN, BUSTER BALLENGER, JESS WHITE and W. P. COLLEY, Interment was in the cemetery at Clarita. McCormick passed away Saturday, May 29, suddenly following a heart attack. He was working with his son, CLAUDE MCCORMICK, repairing a car when he was stricken. He died before he reached the hospital. McCormick was born Dec. 23, 1887, in Gordonville, Texas. He moved to Oklahoma in 1895. He was a member of the Wapanucka Masonic lodge. The family includes his wife, Mrs. CORA MCCORMICK of 8 East Tahlequah in Sulphur; one daughter Mrs. FAY HARTSFIELD of Clarita; two sons, CLAUDE MCCORMICK of Sulphur and HOWARD MCCORMICK of Tishomingo, five brothers, and eight grandchildren.
Mrs. O. T. MORRIS of Fort Worth, Texas, visited her mother, Mrs. JULIA DUNCAN this week and also visited Mr. and Mrs. GARLAND NOWLIN.
HAROLD MOORE of Stillwater, Mr. and Mrs. LOYD WELCH of Oklahoma City, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. TUCKER of Ardmore and Mr. and Mrs. CLEDE MOORE and son of Woodland visited Mr. and Mrs. HENRY MOORE and daughter, FREEDA, and Mrs. BOB WELCH.
Mr. and Mrs. P. G. WAGGONER and children LEM and BETSY of Britton, Misses CONSTANCE WAGGONER and NOLA MILLER both of Oklahoma City, Mr. and Mrs. LEONARD WAGGONER of Winfield, Kansas, Mr. and Mrs. VAUGHN MUNCRIEF and children DENNEY and JUNE and Mrs. JACK WAGGONER and son LARRY, all of Sulphur, visited Mr. and Mrs. L. A. WAGGONER and children AUGUSTA and LAWRANCE over the weekend.
Mrs. MARSHALL HYDEN of San Antonio, Texas, visited Mrs. J. W. HYDEN.
Mrs. LOU RICHARDSON and two children of Gear Corner visited the SOLAN STIDHAM family.
L. T. WITT was in Ada.
Mr. and Mrs. JEFF BEADLES are the proud parents of a son, MICHAEL JEFFERSON.
Mrs. J. P. SOUTH and Mrs. ESA BELL HEAUITT shopped in Ada.
AUGUSTA WAGGONER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. A. WAGGONER, had a tonsillectomy at Valley View hospital in Ada.
Mrs. ALBERT CLARY Sr. of Sulphur visited her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs,. AUBRA CLARY.
Mrs. E. J. HAYES is on the sick list.
LEON WITT conducted two auction sales this week.
Wedding vow were exchanged between Mrs. FLORENCE WINKLER-SMITH of Wilson and STIRLING PRICE HENDRICKS of Sulphur on Tuesday, May 31, at Gainesville, Texas. Mrs. Hendricks formerly operated the Artesian Book Store and Newstand in Sulphur and Prof. HENDRICKS was a pioneer teacher in Texas and Oklahoma, teaching more than 40 years. He was county superintendent for Murray County. They will live in Sulphur.
LEAMAN BULLAND and Mrs. INA GIBSON of Oklahoma City visited their mother, Mrs. WILL BULLAND, who has been ill.
Newcomers to the Dougherty community are Mr. and Mrs. JAKE COTTLE and two daughters, formerly of Bromide. Mr. Cobble is employed by Dolese Brothers at Big Canyon.
JACK EDMANSON, who visited relatives here, left for western Oklahoma.
WILLIE WOODS received word on May 18 that his grandson had been accidentally struck and killed by an automobile, while he was playing. The four year old boy is survived by his parents Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE WOODS and a younger sister, all of Oklahoma City.
Mr. and Mrs. DOYLE WYNN, recently married, are vacationing and honeymooning. Mr. Wynn is employed by Bell Telephone Co. and Mrs. Wynn is the former Miss LETA SCOTT of Troy.
JACK WOODS of near Canyon City, California, is on vacation, visiting his father and other relatives here, and with Mr. and Mrs. JOE WILDE of Sulphur.
Mr. and Mrs. CREED SAUNDERS of Big Canyon announce the arrival of a baby son. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. CHUB SAUNDERS of Daugherty.
Mrs. LEROY CAUBLE underwent an operation at DeLay hospital.
GLEN COLL of Hugo and Mr. and Mrs. JOE ENEAPENA and son RONNIE of Oklahoma City visited the GENE COLL family.
Mr. and Mrs. A. T. WYNN received word that their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. DICK HICKMAN of Fort Worth, are safe although their home was inundated by the recent flood. Mr. Hickman was almost drowned while removing clothing from their home. Until their home is ready for occupancy, they are living with his parents who also live in Fort Worth.
J. C. COLL has a new Buick sedan.
Senior class of Dougherty enjoyed a senior trip to Carlsbad Cavern in New Mexico last Monday and Tuesday. They were accompanied by Mrs. C. R. MORGAN and Mr. and Mrs. BOB BRADY. Seniors making the trip: Miss JO MORGAN, JIM LANCE, LEWIS SHARP, JAMES HAROLD GLADDY, NEIL GIBSON, ANLIN AKENS, and VERNON BONHAM.
Eighth grade graduates: EVELYN HUNTER, TAHWANNAH LANCE, MARY EVELYN SAUNDERS, JOYCE PARRISH, MARGARET JONES, BETTY RUTH HICKS, DARRYL EDMANSON, NOLAN BROWN, PAUL PUGH, DON FLICK, and ROBERT BALDWIN. …
Valedictorian, JIM LANCE; salutatorian LOUIS SHARP
Rites for JAMES ATCHLEY
Final services for JAMES B. ATCHLEY of Roosevelt, Okla., were held from the First Baptist Church in Wynnewood, May 29, with Rev. RJ. J. MATNEY of the Roosevelt Baptist Church officiating. Interment was in Oaklawn cemetery in Wynnewood arranged by Dunn funeral home of Sulphur. Atchley was born Oct. 7, 1874 in Trenton, Alabama. His early life was spent in Alabama until 1907 when he moved to the Iona community. In 1946 he moved to Roosevelt. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Iona Baptist church. He passed away Friday, May 27, following a long illness. The family includes his wife, Mrs. MARGARET ATCHLEY; five sons, RICHARD ATCHLEY of Wynnewood, WILLIAM H. ATCHLEY of Houston, Texas, DOUGLAS ATCHLEY of Yuma, Arizona, BENNY ATCHLEY of Davis, and LEROY ATCHLEY of Roosevelt; four daughters, Mrs. EFFIE JONES of Davis, Mrs. GRACE VANDERSLICE of Roosevelt, Mrs. LUCILLE DAVIS of Fort Worth, Texas, and Mrs. VERA DELL GRIDER of California, 28 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Rites for Local Woman
Mrs. ISABELLE M. SPOONERMORE died Friday evening, May 27, at her home at 201 West 12th St, following a short illness. The body was taken to Bettes funeral home in Ardmore then to Erice, Kansas, for services at the First Presbyterian Church with burial int eh Erice cemetery. Mrs. Spoonermore is survived by her husband, S. V. SPOONERMOORE. She was a member of the Erice Order of Eastern Star for 40 years. She was about 71 years olf age.
Thursday, June 9, 1949
Rites for Early Day Teacher
Funeral services for Mrs. LYDIA J. COWGER, who resided near Asher, were held from the Johnsonville church Monday, June 6, conducted by Rev. WATLER HARRIS of Ardmore…. Interment was in the Johnsonville cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home of Sulphur. Mrs. Cowger was born July 20, 1878 in Fannin County, Texas. She moved to Oklahoma about 50 years ago and was an early day school teacher in Indian Territory days… She was preceded in death by her husband in 1940. She passed away at the home of her daughter, Saturday, June 4, after a long illness. She was 70 years old. The family includes one daughter, Mrs. B. F. BRATCHER of Byars; two sons, CONNIE COWGER of Konawa and GRADY COWGER of Antioch, California; two sisters Mrs. GEORGIA BRAND of Caajilon, N. M., and Mrs. ROSA CUDE of Phoenix, Arizona, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Honored Sunday at Birthday Dinner
A birthday dinner was given, Sunday, May 29, in honor of Mrs. MATTIE MCCLESTKY at the home of her daughter, Mrs. LEWIS TOLLIVER, near County Line. The beautiful birthday cake was made and presented by her granddaughter Mrs. PAUL HOGGARD Jr. Attending: the KIDD TOLLIVER family of Roff, Mrs. ADA EWING of Oklahoma City, the GEORGE TOLLIVER family of Roff, the LESLIE WATSON Jr. family of Wilson, the L. Z. WATSON family of Wilson, the ALVIN TIDWELL family of Sulphur; Mr. and Mrs. PERRY WHITSON, MARGARET, RONNIE and PATRICIA of Oklahoma City; Mrs. MARIE MCCLESKY and son of Oklahoma City, Mr. and Mrs. FRANK MCCLESKY, JUDY, JANE, TERRY and DAVID of Ratliff City, Mr. and Mrs. C. T. BOYD, ELIZABETH, DENNY, and GLENN of Oklahoma City, Mr. and Mrs. PAUL HOGGARD Jr., DIANNE, HARRY and ROBERT LEWIS of County Line. Since very few people reach the age of 90 years, everyone enjoyed the celebration immensely. Mrs. McClesky was born near Fayette, Alabama and moved to Hickory in 1904. She is a member of the Methodist Church of Hickory. She also lived in Sulphur where she had many friends. During the afternoon, Rev. and Mrs. BOWEN HALLUM of the Fox Baptist Church called.
Thursday, June 16, 1949
Rites for Mrs. C. L. Littleton
Funeral services for Mrs. VERDA R. LITTLETON, wife of CARL. L. LITTLETON, co-owner of the Littleton-Gentry Cheverolet Co. of Sulphur, were held from the First Christian Church Sunday, June 12 with Rev. FRANK WILFINGER, pastor, officiating. Active pallbearers: W. D. BIGGERSTAFF Sr., ROBERT FULTON, JOHN SPRADLING, C. E. REAVIS, JACK NOWLIN, and FRANK CRAWFORD… Burial was in Oaklawn cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home. Mrs. Littleton was born Aug. 14, 1888 in Arkansas. She came to Oklahoma in 1899, residing in Payne County and in the Panhandle, then came to Sulphur 39 years ago. She was a member of the First Christian Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Littleton passed away Friday, June 10, following seven weeks illness with a heart ailment. The family includes her husband, C. L. Littleton of 1412 West First St. in Sulphur; two daughters, Mrs. DAYTON BURNSIDE and Mrs. JOE ELDER, both of Sulphur; two grandsons, KENNETH ELDER and BILL BURNSIDE, both of Sulphur; her mother, Mrs. J. RAMSEY of Sulphur; three sisters, Mrs. E. WHITSET(?) of Odessa, Texas, Mrs. FANNIE KELLEY of Amarillo, Texas, and Mrs. ANNIE BARRETT of Ponca City, and two brothers, RAY RAMSEY of Sulphur and JESS RAMSEY of Davis.
Prisoners Kills Self
PAUL STORY, age 31, held in Murray County jail since May 6 on a narcotics charge, escaped from the county jail here the night of June 6 and committed suicide at the home of his parents, northwest of Ardmore, last Sunday afternoon…. Arriving at his parents’ home near Ardmore late Sunday afternoon, Story shot himself in the right temple with a .22 rifle. … Story had jail records that reveal he had been in and out of prison since he was 19, first to the state prison in 1938 for burglary, in 1940 for six months for larceny.
Rites for Roff Man
Funeral services for THOMAS SIDNEY CLARK of Route 2, Roff, were held Wednesday, June 14 from the Dolberg school house with Rev. JIMMY RATLIFF of Lexington officiating. Burial was in the Dolberg cemetery arranged by Danner funeral home of Sulphur. Clark, age 70, passed away at the family home. He had lived in the Roff community for 27 years. The family includes his wife, Mrs. LAURA CLARK, son ROY CLARK of Nation City, California; three daughters, Mrs. VERDIE LUTTS and Mrs. EULA REED, both of Roff, and Mrs. MARIE YODER of Shawnee.
Died at Vet’s Hospital
ACIE ODELL of Pitcher, Okla., passed away Thursday, June 9, at the Veterans Hospital in Sulphur, age 52. He was sent to Pitcher of funeral services and burial by the Danner funeral home of Sulphur.
Diamond Wedding Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. J. N. NOLAND of Sulphur celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary Sunday, June 12. The affair was held at Pauls Valley where most of their children reside, attended by 75 persons. Mrs. W. O. MAYBERRY and Mrs. L. J. FUTRELL of Pauls Valley were in charge of the arrangements. All of the Nolands’ 13 children were present. An orchid corsage was presented to Mrs. Noland by her grandson, TIM MAYBERRY, and the groom of 60 years received a carnation boutonnière from his granddaughter YVONNE MAYBERRY. … In addition to the 13 children, there were 39 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren present. Sons and daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Noland: W. E. NOLAND and JESSE L. NOLAND both of Carnegie, Mrs. J. R. LLOYD of Tucson, Arizona, Mrs. NELLIE MESHEW of Shawnee, B. C. NOLAND of Richmond, Calif., Mrs. LEE RANKIN of Wasco, Calif., CLAUDE NOLAND of Purcell, JIM NOLAND of Albuquerque, N. M., Mrs. T. E. HENRY of Goodyear, Arizona, Mrs. KELLY CAMERON of Tucson, Arizona, Mrs. WILLARD PACE of Richmond, Calif., and Mrs. MAYBERRY and Mrs. FUTTRELL of Pauls Valley. The honored couple live at 921 West, Sulphur and had resided here most of their married life.
Thursday, June 23, 1949
Rites for Sulphur Polio Victim
Private services were held Sunday morning, at the Danner funeral home chapel for NORA BELLE STONEMAN, Sulphur’s first polio victim in two years. Rev. ELMER GRAY of the Calvary Baptist Church officiated. Interment was in Seymour, Texas. The 12 year old girl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. STONEMAN of 6th & Tahlequah St. of Sulphur, was stricken here Wednesday and taken to DeLay hospital where polio was diagnosed. She was taken to the Crippled Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City by ambulance Thursday night. She died Friday night. Nora Bell was born May 11, 1937 in Seymour, Texas. She had an identical twin sister, VIRGINIA LEE, and another sister, OLA(?) DELL, both of Sulphur. Mr. Stoneman is employed by an oil company and Mrs. Stoneman is a nurse’s aid at DeLay hospital.
World War I Veteran A Suicide
JESSE WILLIS, age 60, World War I veteran and former patient of the State Veterans’ Hospital in Sulphur, shot himself at his farm home six miles north and one mile west of Sulphur, Wednesday morning. Willis died from the wound at the Veterans Hospital. LYNN W. NORMAN, county attorney, and J. H. SAMPLES, county sheriff, investigated and announced the wound self-inflicted. Mr. Willis had been in ill health for some time and was very despondent. He is survived by his wife and seven step-children. Funeral services are tentatively arranged for Thursday afternoon at the Dunn funeral home chapel.
Heart Attack Fatal to Toler
FRANK TOLER, former well known resident of Sulphur for years, died June 18 at Trinidad, Colorado, hospital following a heart attack. Toler had been ona vacation tour of the national parks when he was stricken. Burial will be in Astoria, Illinois, in the family burial plot. Toler came to Sulphur in 1922 as a patient at the State Veterans Hospital here. He married CARRIE CLARK of Conway, Arkansas in 1924. Mr. Toler taught at the Oklahoma School for the Deaf for years and Mrs. Toler was an instructor here about 25 years. Due to loss of her eyesight, Mrs. Toler was staying with her parents at Conway, Arkansas, while Mr. Toler was on his vacation trip. Mr. Toler also engaged in the insurance business here for years. The Tolers constructed and lived in the home now owned by Mr. and Mrs. BUEL GREEN. Mr. Toler was a member of the Sulphur Lodge, the American Legion and held memberships in other civic organizations. He held three degrees from the University of Chicago. Mr. Toler visited in Sulphur about two weeks ago, visiting his long time friends, Mr. and Mrs. CON STOCKTON and other friends here.
Mrs. Garrett Sees Cousins for First Time in 45 Years
Mrs. WILLIAM E. LANENGHEN of Dallas, Texas, Mrs. A. RANDOLPH of Denison, Texas, and Mrs. H. C. HURT of Kansas City, Missouri, spent several days in Platt National Park and visited their cousin, Mrs. Z. A. GARRETT of 112 West 18th St. The three women are sisters and first cousins of Mrs. Garrett. This was the first time Mrs. Garrett had seen all three cousins in 45 years.
Mrs. ELLA KEMP and brother, FRANK FLORENCE, Mrs. Florence and daughter of Milburn were in Sulphur visiting judge BEN GARDNER and sister, Mrs. EMMA WILLIAMS. They are old friends of the Gardners for more than 50 years.
Thursday, June 30, 1949
ALLEN B. WATSON
ALLEN B. WATSON of Pawhuska died Tuesday, June 28, at the Veterans Hospital in Sulphur. Services and burial will be at Pawhuska. He is survived by his mother Mrs. EMMA EMERY of Pawhuska.
Rites for Hickory Man
Funeral services for ANDREW HARRISON BEADLES, aged Hickory resident, were held from the Danner funeral home chapel, June 27 with Rev. JAMES HOUSE officiating. Pallbearers were members of the Sulphur Masonic lodge of which Beadles was a charter member. Interment was in the Oaklawn cemetery. Andrew Harrison Beadles was born Sept. 14, 1862 in Mississippi. He moved to the Hickory community in August 1904. He was a member of the Methodist Church and the Masonic lodge. He passed away June 24 at DeLay hospital in Sulphur. The family includes four sons, ANDREW H. BEADLES of Wichita, Kansas, L. A. BEADLES of Tulsa, STERLING and JEFFERSON D. BEADLES both of Hickory; one daughter Miss BETTY BEADLES of Hickory, one sister Mrs. LYDIA MCKAY of Holly Grove, Arkansas, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.