The Sulphur Times-Democrat
Sulphur, Murray Co., Oklahoma
Thursday, April 9, 1948
Mr. and Mrs. T. N. LANDTROOP celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Sunday, April 4, with a dinner at Morgan’s restaurant and an open house at the home of a son, J. C. LANDTROOP, form two to five Sunday afternoon. They were married April 3, 1898 at Cumby, Texas. Mrs. Landtroop is 69 years old and Mr. Landtroop is 75. A re-enactment of the wedding was held at the café with PAUL LANDTROOP, a grandson of Houston, Texas, acting as best man, MAVIS LANDTROOP, a granddaughter, was maid of honor, and W. J. LEWIS gave the bride away and BEN MARRS accompanied the groom to the altar. Mrs. MARTAH WILSON of Loraine, Texas, sister of the bride of 50 years, and BEN MARRS of Paducah, Texas, were guests at the first ceremony and were also in attendance at the Golden Wedding celebration. The Landtroops are the parents of six children, and one daughter, who passed away. Their children are EARL LANDTROOP of Los Almos(?), New Mexico; EMMETT and ERNEST LANDTROOP, both of Sayre; J. C. LANDTROOP and J. C. and GEORGE LEWIS, both of Sulphur (long list of people who attended the celebration).
Mrs. R. W. Wade
Mrs. MARY FRANCES WADE, age 59, of Sulphur passed away Thursday, April 1, in DeLay hospital following two weeks illness. Funeral services were conducted at the Dunn funeral home chapel Saturday, April 3, by Rev. CHARLES MYERS of the First Baptist Church. Burial was in the Oaklawn cemetery. The family includes her husband, R. W. WADE of Sulphur; son GEORGE M. CLAYBURN of Sulphur; one grandson MARLIN GERALD CLAYBURN of Sulphur; four brothers, BERT TURNER of Antlers, WILL TURNER of Ada, JOHN J. TURNER of Quitaque, Teas and BOONE TAYLOR of Kiowa, Okla.; and two sisters Mrs. NANNIE WILLIE/WILLIS of Hugo and Mrs. JENNIE MALES of Sulphur Springs, Texas. Mrs. Wade was born April 5, 1888 in Hunt County, Texas, and came to Oklahoma with her parents when she was one year old. She moved to Sulphur three years ago from Atoka County. She was a member of the Baptist church.
Last services for DAVID WESLEY HARRISON, age 82, of Roff were held Thursday, April 1, at Lightning Ridge with Rev. WYLIE officiating. Burial in the Lightning Ridge cemetery directed by Danner funeral home of Sulphur. Harrison passed away Tuesday, March 30, in Odessa, Texas, cardiac failure. He was born April 7, 1865 in Illinois. Mr. Harrison of the father of Mrs. BESSIE WALKER of Salinas, California, Mrs. DENA BARFIELD of Odessa, Texas, J. W. HARRISON of Bakersfield, California, and M. A. HARRISON of Odessa, Texas.
Thursday, April 15, 1948
City Scouts Attend Funeral Rites for Honorary Member
Last Thursday afternoon by long distant telephone, scoutmaster M. A. MONTGOMERY received the news of the death of GARY LEON ROGERS, honorary member of Troop 62 and invalid son of Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT L. ROGERS of Route 1, Ravia. ADDISON WALKER furnished the transportation and accompanied ten members of the Troop 62 tot eh funeral held at the Ravia cemetery, April 9.
Last services for Mrs. ANNIE KINGREY were held at the Dunn funeral home chapel Tuesday, April 13, with Rev. WENDELL BURBA of St. Paul’s Methodist Church officiating. Interment was in Oaklawn cemetery. Mrs. Kingrey, who resided at 204 West 12th, passed away in a local hospital Monday, April 12, following a week’s illness. She was born May 22, 1865 in Illinois and moved to Sulphur about two years ago from Omaha, Nebraska. She was a member of the Methodist Church. The family includes two sisters, Mrs. NENZETTA THOMAS of Dodge City, Kansas, and Mrs. MINNIE GREENSTREET of Pittsburgh, Kansas; one brother, DAN SHAW of Roosevelt, Okla., and many nieces and nephews including Mrs. ANNA LING of Baldwin Park, California, who attended the service.
Final services for Mrs. EULA ROSS WOOD of Sulphur were held at the Vinita Ave. Church of Christ Wednesday, April 14, with Rev. EUGENE SOFFORD officiating. Pallbearers: TOM DODSON, GLENN BROOKS, MARVIN WEBB, JOHN BRITT, Mr. GIFFORD and AMOS ARMS. Burial in the Oaklawn cemetery arranged by Danner funeral home. Mrs. Wood, age 69, passed away Monday, April 12 at DeLay hospital. She was born June 10, 1887 in Texas and had resided in Sulphur ten years. Mrs. Wood was the wife of J. W. WOOD Sr. of 1502 West Broadway; mother of MARGARETT FRANCES ADAMS of Bath, N. C., (several names blurred).
Rites for Oklahoma City Veteran
WILLIAM RECTOR, age 59, of Oklahoma City passed away Thursday, April 8, at the Veterans hospital. Services were held Tuesday, April 13 at the Danner funeral home chapel with Rev. JACK CHAFFIN in charge and members of the local American Legion post as pallbearers. Burial was in the Oaklawn cemetery. Rector was born Oct. 11, 1888 in Tennessee and is survived by two sisters Mrs. HYRAM/HIRAM HOWMAN and Mrs. GEORGE WEST both of Gainesboro, Tennessee.
Thursday, April 22, 1948
Orlando Man Dies at Home of Sister Here
ADOLPHUS D. LAWHORN of Orlando, Okla., passed away Sunday, April 18, in the home of his sister Mrs. CORA BAKER of 310 West 12th of Sulphur. Funeral services were held at the First Christian Church in Sapulpa, Tuesday, April 20, with interment in the cemetery at Sapulpa arranged by Danner funeral home of Sulphur. Lawhorn was born June 15, 1890 in West Plains, Missouri. He was chief engineer for the Shell Pipeline Co, employed for 22 years. Lawhorn is survived by his wife, Mrs. EVA LAWHORN of Orlando, one brother A. A. LAWHORN of Oilton, and three sisters, Mrs. CORA BAKER of Sulphur, Mrs. CLARA HARDIN of West Plains, Mo., and Mrs. CARRIE SHORT of Caruthers, California.
Mrs. Welch 81st Birthday
Mrs. R. C. WELCH was honored on her 81st birthday Sunday, April 18, with a big surprise birthday. Her children and grandchildren gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. HENRY MOORE of Hickory. Attending: the M. A. MITCHEL/MITCHELL Sr. family, the M. A. MITCHEL Jr. family, the FRED LAND family, all of El Reno, the LOYD EWING family, Mrs. ADA EWING, and the ERNEST LAWYER family of Oklahoma City, LEE WELCH of Okmulgee, Mrs. LENA MACE of Tulsa, Mrs. LELAH ROBINSON, Mrs. EDITH LEE, the HENRY MOORE family, and Mrs. R. C. Welch, of Hickory.
Funeral rites for WILLIAM NEWTON HILLIS of 724 West 12th were held at the Dunn funeral home chapel Wednesday, April 21, with Rev. JACK CHAFFIN officiating. Pallbearers: JACK POTES, A. C. BRYANT, M. E. RILEY, GRADY ALLEN, ROY SMITH and ROBERT GOWAN. Burial was in the Drake cemetery. Hills was born Sept. 20, 1875 in Cleveland, Arkansas, and moved with his family to Indian Territory 55 years ago and settled in the community of Oil Creek near Nebo. He attended school there and later taught in the community, where he met and married MYRTLE MAMIE WRIGHT on Nov. 11, 1908. He was a resident of Oklahoma City for 26 years and lived in Sulphur the past ten years. He was a druggist by profession and was employed for year in the City Drug store in Sulphur, retiring about a years ago. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Death came after a long illness at his home on Monday, April 19. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Hills; two sisters Mrs. FLORA JONES of Baum and Mrs. MARY COTHREN of Porterville, California; father-in-law FRANK C. WRIGHT of Mill Creek; brothers-in-law, CLYDE and CODY WRIGHT both of Mill Creek; sisters-in-law, Mrs. GOLDA RAMEY of Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. BETTIE HUFFMAN of Drumright, and many nieces and nephews.
Last services for WILL W. ROBINSON, age 83, of Sulphur were held Tuesday, April 20, at the Danner funeral home chapel with Rev. JACK CHAFFIN officiating. Casketbearers: A. M. WADE, AMOS ARMS, F. M. PASLEY, R. M. WEBB, COLLIE JAMES Sr. and A. T. RUSSELL. Interment was in the Oaklawn cemetery. Robinson was born Sept. 1, 1864 in Mississippi and resided in Sulphur about 20 years. He was a member of the Church of Christ and passed away Monday, April 19, at Delay hospital. Robinson was the father of Mrs. ETTIE ROBINSON of 1620 West Broadway; father of Mrs. VINNIE SLEDGE of Guymon, Mrs. ALICE PETTY of Sulphur; URSERY ROBINSON of Lubbock, Texas, MAJOR ROBINSON of Coleman, JOE ROBINSON of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Mrs. MYRTLE HUDDLESON of Maywood, California.
Thursday, April 29, 1949
Funeral services for Mrs. MARY ETHEL PARKER of 724 West 14th were held at the Dunn funeral home chapel Sunday afternoon, April 25 with Rev. ROY WARD of the First Methodist Church officiating. Pallbearers: J. W. STEELE, DON EMERY, DOC BRADEN, L. S. NOBLES, LEO HORSMAN, and ALBERT CAPE. Interment was in the cemetery at Marlow. Survivors include her husband, WALTER PARKER; daughters Mrs. ALLEN TURNER of Roff and Mrs. MARY ETHEL JONES of Weott, California; four grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. JOHNNIE YOUNG and Mrs. CHARLES BURNIE/BURNEY both of Roswell, New Mexico; Mrs. PETE HARDIN of Duncan, and two brothers, CARL and J. E. PAYNE both of Duncan. Mrs. Parker was born Sept. 13, 1899 in Duncan where she spent her early life. She moved to Sulphur two years ago where she was a member of the Methodist church and the Sulphur Flower club. She passed away Friday, April 23, in a local hospital after a short illness.
E. A. Rutherford Killed in Oil Field Accident
EARNEST ALLEN RUTHERFORD, age 36, of Sulphur was instantly killed early Saturday, April 24, when a traveling block, being used to pull pipe from an oil well, crashed down upon him. The accident occurred at Carter Oil Co.’s No. 2 Hawthorne well in southwest Maysville field. Final rites were held Monday, April 26, at the Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. W. C. CAMPBELL of the First Baptist Church at Perry officiating, assisted by Rev. ELMER GRAY of the Calvary Baptist Church. Pallbearers: TOM ALBRIGHT, B. L. GOOCH, C. D. YATES, IRBY GENTRY, HAYDEN THOMAS, and LEONARD WARREN. Honorary pallbearers: TRICE BIRCH, HOMER MCGEEHEE/MCGEHEE, THURMAN WEBB, J. D. HATHCOCK, W. W. MCARTHUR, FARRIS RICE, HENRY VAUGHT, FRANK BALLINGER, ALVA RICE and LOWRENCE KELLER. Burial in the Oaklawn cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home. Rutherford was born June 20, 1911 in Caddo County, Okla. When a small boy, he moved to Sulphur with his parents. He formerly operated a Conoco service station in Sulphur, and also had been in the wholesale business with his brother. He was a member of the Baptist Church. His wife is the former Miss HELEN WARD, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. WARD of Sulphur. The family includes his wife; three children BRUCE 11, PATRICIA 9 and JANICE 8 months; his mother Mrs. EDD THOMAS of Sulphur; four sisters Mrs. MARION DUDLEY, Mrs. FRED REECE and Mrs. CLARENCE BARGER all of Sulphur, Mrs. WILLIAM BEATTY of Palm Beach, California; four brothers, ROY RUTHERFORD of Sulphur, VERNON, LEON, and FLOYD RUTHERFORD, all of California.
Mr. (given name blurred print) BETTS, age 66, of Sulphur passed away Monday, April 26, at the DeLay hospital. Funeral services were held from the Calvary Baptist Church Tuesday, April 27, with Rev. ELMER GRAY, pastor, officiating. Honorary pallbearers: L. L. RICHIE, C. C. CUMMINGS, G. W. HUNTER, J. W. MOON, JAMES KESLER, A. BIEBER, and D. N. DOAK. Pallbearers: JOE GRIFFITH, T. E. FREEMAN, A. R. BANKS, H. S. BANKS, HENRY S. THOMAS, and JOE COVENTON/COVINGTON. Interment in the Oaklawn cemetery directed by Danner funeral home. Betts was born Nov. 20, 1861 in Vienna, Illinois, and lived in Sulphur the past seven years. Betts is the husband of Mrs. ROSA BETTS of 1129 West McAlester of Sulphur; father of Miss EVA MAE BETTS of Sulphur, CHARLES A. BETTS of San Marcus, Texas; JESS BETTS of Stratford, Miss AGNES BETTS of Hugo, Mrs. IRENE PERRYMAN of Wichita Falls, Texas; and Mrs. BETTY DAVIDSON of Fort Worth, Texas.
Mrs. CORA COPE
Mrs. CORA COPE, pioneer Sulphur resident, passed away Saturday, April 24, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. ALINE BUCHANAN, in Kansas City, following an extended illness. Funeral services were held Monday, April 26, at the Dunn funeral home chapel with Rev. JACK CHAFFIN officiating. Pallbearers: JIM LAFEY GLENN BROOKS, GRADY ALLEN, JACK STEVENS, ERWIN GREESON, and JIM HORNE. Interment was in the Oaklawn cemetery. Mrs. Cope was born Feb. 21, 1889 in LaCrosse, Arkansas and moved to Texas from Arkansas when she was eight years old. Mrs. Cope became a resident of Sulphur in 1908. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Her family includes two sons, GENE COPE of Sulphur and Capt. HALDEAN COPE in the Army Air Corps; one daughter Mrs. ALINE BUCHANAN of Kansas City; and (blurred print) grandchildren.
Legal procedure for the adoption of BETTYE LUE DUKEMINIER by Mr. and Mrs. FRANK CRAWFORD was completed by order issued by county judge MARIE DUNN here on April 17. Miss Dukeminier’s name was changed to Bettye Lue Crawford by Judge Dunn’s order. She is a niece of Mrs. Crawford and has lived in the Crawford home for much of the time in the past. She is now a student at Miss Hockaday’s School for Girls in Dallas, Texas.
Services for Former Resident
Funeral services for THOMAS JAMES RAY, age 79, of Skiatook, formerly long time resident of Sulphur, were conducted at the Rogers funeral home chapel there Wednesday. Mr. Ray moved to Skiatook in 1945 after living in Sulphur 30 years.
Rites for Former Resident at Edmond
Mrs. CHRISTEL BINGHAM, daughter of Mrs. MATTIE PITTMAN TOWRY of Sulphur, passed away early Sunday, April 25 in Edmond. Funeral services were held at the Pass funeral home chapel in Edmond Tuesday, April 27. Burial was in an Edmond cemetery. Mrs. Bingham resided in Sulphur about 30 years ago, prior to her marriage. She had been bedfast for a long time prior to her death. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Mrs. Bingham is survived by her mother, Mrs. MATTIE PITTMAN TOWRY. She was preceded in death by her father, WILLIAM PITTMAN.
Funeral rites for GENERAL P. LOVELESS of Midwest City were held from the Byars Methodist Church Tuesday, April 27 with Rev. O. M. BONNER and Rev. JOHN DRYDEN officiating. Pallbearers were his six grandsons. Burial was in the Byars cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home of Sulphur. Loveless, age 87, passed away Monday, April 26, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. GRADY POWELL of Midwest City, following a long illness. He was born Feb. 5, 1861 in Wylie, Texas and spent his early life in Texas, moving to Byars about 58 years ago. He lived there until retirement from farming about there years ago. The family includes five daughters, Mrs. GRADY POWELL of Midwest City, Mrs. MAY MOSS of Mercedes, Texas, Mrs. ETHEL DUKE of Lubbock, Texas, Mrs. WINNIE HOLOWAY of Ponca City, and Mrs. SYLVIA KELEY of Oklahoma City; three sons, CLDYE LOVELESS of Ropesville, Texas, THEODORE LOVELACE of Wanette and CURTIS LOVELESS of Oklahoma City and 38 grandchildren.
Thursday, May 6, 1948
Brother of Mrs. W. D. DeLay Dies
HARRY OTTO LEE of Durant, brother of Mrs. W. D. DELAY of Sulphur, was killed Sunday morning when his automobile collided with a southbound Frisco freight train 1 ½ miles west of Colbert. Critically injured were his wife, BERNICE, son DONALD 11 and PAUL NORRIS age 9, who are patients at a hospital in Denison, Texas. Services for Lee were held Tuesday afternoon at the First Baptist Church in Durant with burial in a Durant cemetery. Lee was born in Durant, April 23, 1906 and spent his entire life there. Survivors include his parents Mr. and Mrs. LAURENCE F. LEE, his wife and son; twos sisters, Mrs. W. D. DELAY of Sulphur and Mrs. GUNTER SMITH of Bennington. Mrs. DeLay attended the services.
Out-of-Towners for Rites of E. A. Rutherford
Out of town relatives and friends here for E. A. RUTHERFORD services held last Monday were: B. L. GOOCH of Oklahoma City, Rev. W. C. CAMPBELL of PERRY, Mrs. LLOYD EZELL, Mrs. JOE BLACKBURN, all of Miami, Arizona; Mr. and Mrs. BILL BEATTY of Palm Beach, Florida; VERNON and L. H. RUTHERFORD and Mr. and Mrs. FLOYD RUTHERFORD, all of Modesto, California; Mr. and Mrs. FRANK DEFRATUS of Austin, Texas, and HUGH JOBE and daughter of Oklahoma City.
Former Resident Passes Away in Texas Hospital
Mrs. CARRIE AINSWORTH DOUGLAS, formerly of Sulphur, passed away Wednesday, May 5, in a hospital at San Marcos, Texas, following a heart attack. Burial will in the Sulphur cemetery. Arrangements are pending and services will be held Saturday. Mrs. Douglas was supervisor of the young boys dormitory at the Oklahoma School for the Deaf about 15 years ago. She left Sulphur seven years ago and was housemother at Brown’s School in the boys’ dorm until last fall when she fell and broke her hip. Sheis survived by two daughters, Mrs. HARRY JONES of Oklahoma and Miss WILMA DOUGLAS with unknown married name of Kansas City; one grandson, Major JACK JONES stationed in Florida.
Trout Rites Pending
ROBERT LEE TROUT of Route 2 Sulphur passed away Tuesday, May 4, at the city hospital at Shawnee, of a cerebral embolism. Funeral arrangements are pending the arrival of out of state relatives. Burial will be in the Oaklawn cemetery arranged by Danner funeral home. Trout, age 31, had spent all his life in Murray County and was born Aug. 14, 1916. Trout is the husband of Mrs. RUBY TROUT of the home; father of LARRY JAMES TROUT of the home; foster father of JAMES BOYLE BOREN of Sulphur; brother of Mrs. OBRA GOODMAN of Mill Creek, Mrs. DOROTHY WILLIAMS of Bakersfield, California, NEAL TROUT of McFarland, Calif., Mrs. JEWEL BAKER of Bakersfield, Calif.; half-brother of Mrs. ZINNIE KITCHENS of Stigler, Mrs. DAME WOMACK of Turlock, Calif., and WWILLIAM TROUT of unknown address.
Thursday, May 13, 1948
DAVID PAUL BROWN, two day old son of Mr. and Mrs. CLARENCE M. BROWN of Sulphur passed away Monday, May 10, at the DeLay hospital. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 11, at the Danner funeral home chapel with Rev. ELMER GRAY of the Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Interment was in the Drake cemetery. Survivors include the parents, two sisters BETTY LOU and GAYLENE, and one brother JAMES DON, all of Sulphur.
Committal Rites for Former OSD Employee
Committal services for Mrs. CARRIE DOUGLASS of San Marcos, Texas, were held at the Oaklawn cemetery May 8 with Rev. ROY WARD of the First Methodist Church officiating. Funeral services were held at San Marcos, Texas, Friday. Mrs. Douglass passed away Wednesday, May 5 of a heart ailment. She was born Oct. 3, 1878 in Athens, Alabama and moved to Sulphur in 1907 where she was employed as a supervisor at the Oklahoma School for the Deaf for many years. She left Sulphur for Texas about ten years ago. She was a member of the Methodist church. The family includes two daughters, Mrs. HARRY P. JONES of Oklahoma and Mrs. ARTHUR E. EDWARDS of Kansas City; one grandsons, Major JACK JONES of Austin, Texas; and two great-grandchildren, and one brother, E. E. AINSWORTH of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana.
Graveside Rites for Allen Child
Graveside services were held for CHARLES EDWARD ALLEN, age 8, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. F. ALLEN of Mill Creek, in the Troy cemetery, Wednesday, May 12 with Rev. JOE KIRK in charge. Burial was in the Troy cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home. The little boy, a second grade student at mill Creek school, died Tuesday, following a short illness. The family includes his parents, his grandfather T. N. QUINTON of Mill Creek, six sisters and five brothers.
Thursday, May 20, 1948
Father of Local Woman Died at Fairview
W. F. PERKINS of Fairview passed away Tuesday, May 11, at age of 87 years, following three months illness. He was a pioneer resident of Fairview, having made the land run in 1893. Funeral services were held Friday, May 14, at the Speece funeral home chapel in Fairview with interment in the Rusk cemetery at Fairview. Mrs. Perkins is the father of Mrs. NINA PARSONS and Mrs. MILDRED REESE both of Sulphur, and grandfather of CHESTER REESE, PATSY and VERAL REESE, Mrs. DAVID MCCLURE, CLIFFORD and BILLY PARSONS, all of Sulphur; Mrs. BUDDY POTEET, Mrs. I. DEPUE/DEPEW, VERNON and DOLAS PARSONS all of Oklahoma City and Mrs. H. R. HARRIS of Duncan.
Thursday, May 27, 1948
Funeral rites for TOM N. QUINTON, age 90, of Mill Creek, were held at the Mill Creek cemetery Thursday, May 20 with Rev. JOE KIRK officiating. Six of Mr. Quinton’s sons were pallbearers. Burial in the Mill Creek cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home. Quinton was born Jan. 8, 1858 in Boone County, Alabama and spent his early life in Alabama and Mississippi, moving to Texas then to Oklahoma in 1898. He lived in communities near Mill Creek since that time. He was a member of the Methodist Church. He passed away Wednesday, May 17, at the home of a daughter Mrs. H. A. ALLEN in Mill Creek, following a short illness. Members of the family include eight daughters, Mrs. MAIZIE ALLEN, Mrs. ANNIE LOU MCDONALD, and Mrs. HILDA MCDONALD all of Mill Creek, Mrs. RUBY MCDONALD of Lubbock, Texas, Mrs. GENEI CURRY, Mrs. BONNIE INGLEHART, Mrs. ADDIE PARSONS, and Miss ROSIE M. QUINTON, all of Houston, Texas; eleven sons, ROY Q. QUINTON of Seeley, Texas, DOC QUINTON of LaHarbar(?), California, BOB QUINTON of Hatch, New Mexico, JACK QUINTON of Corpus Christi, Texas, WILLIE QUINTON of Seeley, Texas, T. C. QUINTON of Brookshire, Texas, CURTIS QUINTON of Channel View, Texas, PETE QUINTON of Houston, Texas, HERMAN QUINTON of Houston, Texas, HENRY and BILL QUINTON both of Louisville, Mississippi, 5 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. JAMES C. KELLY of Davis were held from the Presbyterian Church of Davis Wednesday, May 19. Mrs. N. L. HALE and Mrs. W. R. LOWRY provided appropriate music. Rev. CHARLES W. ESTES of Whitesboro, Texas, who officiated at her wedding 48 years ago, officiated, assisted by Rev. C. A. SUGGS, supply pastor of the Presbyterian church. Interment in the Green Hill cemetery directed by Hutchins funeral home. Pallbearers: C. N. DICKSON, JACK GARRISON, HARTWELL GREER, SAM ADES, J. R. CRIPPEN and C. H. WILLIS. Mrs. Kelly, nee OLIVE EVELYN WRIGHT, was born in Lewisburg, Kansas, Nov. 4, 1879. After securing her education in Osawatomie, Kansas, she came to Davis in 1898 and married Mr. Kelly on March 22, 1900. She has resided in Davis since that except a few years when she and Mr. Kelly lived at Altus and Fayetteville, Arkansas. She is survived by her husband, James C. Kelly of Davis; three daughters Mrs. DANA RYAN of Pawnee, (blurred print for two names), one sons, FRANK N. KELLY of Cyril; six grandchildren; one sister Mrs. BLANCHE HALL of Nevada City, California, and two brothers, ROY WRIGHT of Warner, and ALVA WRIGHT of Muskogee.
Rites for Mrs. King
Final services for Mrs. WILLIE KING, age 62, of Sulphur were held at the Danner funeral home chapel Thursday, May 20, with Rev. WENDELL BURBA of St. Paul’s Methodist Church officiating. Interment was in Oaklawn cemetery. Mrs. King, who resided at 812 West 12th, passed away Tuesday, May 18, in Oklahoma City. She was born in Mississippi and had resided in Sulphur 25 years. Family members include two sons, J. C. KING of Vicksburg, Miss., and WILLIAM KING of Jacksonville, Florida; one daughter Mrs. MARGIE MARTIN of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Last rites for Mrs. ANNIE MAY SIMMONS were held at the Danner funeral home chapel Sunday afternoon, May 23, with Rev. JACK CHAFFIN officiating. Interment was in the Oaklawn cemetery. Mrs. Simmons was born April 25, 1881 in Teas and lived in Sulphur about 5 years. She passed away at her home, 918 West Wyandotte, Friday, May 21. Mrs. Simmons was the wife of C. A. SIMMONS; mother of E. R. SIMMONS of Sulphur and Mrs. E. L. JOHNSON of Longview, Texas, and grandmother of WILLIAM A. CARGO of Warsaw, Missouri and MANLEY CARGO of Guam Island.
Father of City Woman Buried at Davis
Last rites for GEORGE I. CROSS, age 65, resident of Davis for more than a half century, were held at his home Sunday, May 16, conducted by Rev. A. M. ALLRED of the Davis Christian Church. Music was furnished by Mrs. N. L. HALE, Mrs. HARTWELL GREER, Mrs. TOM HOWELL and Mrs. WYATT PIERCE. Burial was in the Green Hill cemetery directed by Hutchins funeral home of Davis. Pallbearers: SAM ORR, R. C. TICER, MATT RUSSELL, FRANK DICKINSON, JEFF AYERS, and JOE DICKSON. Cross passed away in DeLay hospital Friday, May 14, after an illness of a month. He was born in Grayson County, Texas, Nov. 15, 1882 and moved to Davis in 1895. On Nov. 18,1907, he was united in marriage with IRMA WILKERSON, who preceded him in death in May 1909. Two children were born of this union, one of whom, TOM, died at age of six years. On Feb. 22, 1928 he was united in marriage with (blurred print). He is survived by his wife, a son JOE LEE; three daughters, Mrs. JOHN POWELL of Kansas, Mrs. JERRY MABLEY/MOBLEY of Sulphur and Mrs. EDWARD GORDON of San Jose, California; two sisters Mrs. (blurred print) and Mrs. W. H. DRAKE, both of Davis.
Rites for Mrs. Willie King
Final services for Mrs. WILLIE KING, age 62, of Sulphur were held from the Danner funeral home chapel Thursday, May 20, with Rev. WENDELL BURBA of St. Paul’s Methodist Church officiating. Interment was in Oaklawn cemetery. Mrs. King, who resided at 812 West 12th, passed away Tuesday, May 18, in Oklahoma City. She was born in Mississippi and had resided in Sulphur about 25 years. Members of the family include two sons, J. C. KING of Vicksburg, Miss., and WILLIAM KING of Jacksonville, Florida; and one daughter Mrs. MARGIE MARTIN of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Thursday, May 11, 1948
W. H. JACKSON
WILLIAM H. JACKSON of Soper passed away Wednesday, May 19, in the State Veterans hospital in Sulphur, of coronary sclerosis. He was born Jan. 13, 189(blurred) and is survived by his wife, Mrs. MARGARETTE JACKSON of Soper. Local arrangements were by the Danner funeral home. Funeral services and interment were in Soper.
Thursday, June 3, 1948
Last rites for Mrs. MARY ELIZABETH SPARKMAN, age 88, of Sulphur were conducted from the Freewill Baptist Church Tuesday afternoon with Rev. W. A. HEARRON officiating. Interment in Oaklawn cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home. Mrs. Sparkman passed away May 31 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. GRANT IRWIN of 500 W. Muskogee, following a long illness. Mrs. Sparkman was born July 31, 1859 in Kentucky and moved with her family to Texas when very young and came to Indian Territory in 1886, settling near Ardmore. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist church. She is survived by 11 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Body of Edwards Being Returned
The remains of one Murray County boy, Pvt. OSCAR B. EDWARDS, who lost his life during World War II, will be returned to the United States from Manila. Pvt. Edwards was the son of Mr. and Mrs. JOE EDWARDS of Sulphur. The remains of Sgt. ARNOLD W. DANIEL of Wynnewood are also being returned on the transport.
Thursday, June 10, 1948
BOBBY GLEN COLLINS, age 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. TAYLOR COLLINS of Sulphur, lost his life by drowning Thursday morning, June 3, in a pond on the Oklahoma School for the Deaf dairy farm, located about ½ mile northeast of the school. The Collin boy and his brother were fishing when he fell into the water and drowned. The Sulphur fire department was called but was unable to revive the boy. Funeral services were held from the Assembly of God Church Saturday, June 5, with Rev. E. C. MEHAGAN officiating, assisted by L. B. HALL, superintendent of the O.S.D. Pallbearers: GUARD PRICE, ERNEST RHODES, TED GRIFFING, CHESTER REESE, GEORGE DAVIES, and BILL HENSON. Eight students from O.S.D. served as honorary pallbearers. Interment was in Oaklawn cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home. Bobby Glenn was born Dec. 21, 1935 in Nowata County and came to attend the Oklahoma School for the Deaf at age of six. His parents moved here to live and his father is employed as dairyman at the O.S.D. dairy farm. The family includes his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor Collins, three brothers, ARCHIE, WAYNE, and LEROY; one sister SUE; and his maternal grandfather FRANK HELDENBRAND of Barnsdall.
Need of Federal Support on Child Abandonment Cases Is Seen Here
Photograph of Mrs. PEARL STONE, age 33, and her six children, WILTZE age 11, CALVIN NEAL age 9, LANN REA age 7, PORTIA FAYE age 6, LANNA MAY age 5 and DIXIE age 3.
A federal law, more direly needed by the Lindberg kidnapping law, is one which would put the federal government directly into the picture on child abandonment cases, believes A. A. KETCHUM, local real estate owner…. An example which has caused Mr. Ketchum to be more directly concerned with this problem is furnished by Mrs. Pearl Stone and her six children, who were abandoned by their husband and father in California early this year. Since they have only been back from California about six months, they are not eligible for Oklahoma aid to dependent children. The Stone family lives in a two room house owned by Mr. Ketchum. Mrs. Stone’s parents also live with them. The burden of supporting the family has fallen almost entirely on Mrs. Stone, who works in a local café in an effort to support them.
Services for County Pioneer
Last services for T. J. BARKER, age 94, pioneer Sulphur resident, were held at the Danner funeral home chapel Friday afternoon, June 4, with Rev. JACK CHAFFIN officiating. Pallbearers: OTIS HICKS, MARVIN STEPHENS, RUSSELL BROWN, GENE WIGGINS, JOE MAYFIELD and FRANK RATLIFF. Interment was in the Oaklawn cemetery. Baker passed away Thursday, June 3, in the J. S. STEPHENS home at 303 East Tulsa. He was born Aug. 10, 1853 in Morgan County, Kentucky and lived in this community about 48 years. Barker was the uncle of the late Mrs. J. S. STEPHENS of Sulphur, WILLIAM LEMASTER of Compton, California, JOSEPH E. LEMASTER of Alvin, Texas, W. T. LEMASTER of Wichita Falls, Texas, Mrs. ROSE PLUMMER of Hayward, Calif., the late Mrs. C. P. SOUTHERN of Clovis, N. M., Mrs. J. A. STOUT of Mangum and Mrs. WILL MUSSER of Marietta. He also leaves other relatives.
Services for Former Resident at Paoli
Services for Mrs. OLLIE BELL WHITAKER, former long time resident of Sulphur, were held at the Methodist church at Paoli Monday, June 7. Mrs. Whitaker’s six grandsons served as pallbearers. Burial in the Paoli cemetery directed by Dunn funeral home of Sulphur. Mrs. Whitaker passed away Sunday, June 6, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. ROSA DODD, in Byars following several months illness. She was born July 26, 1865 in Jackson County, Tennessee and moved to Oklahoma from Tennessee in 1903, first living near Wanette, then moved to Sulphur in 1924, living here until May 1944 when she moved to Paoli. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. ROSA DODD of Byars and Mrs. GENEVA KINNEY of Byars; five sons, J. C. WHITAKER, W. S. WHITAKER, and M. E. WHITAKER all of Paoli, W. N. WHITAKER of Norman and N. E. WHITAKER of Pauls Valley; 33 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, two sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services for EDWARD H. CANADA, age 57, of Oklahoma City, who passed away at the State Veterans Hospital here Wednesday, June 9, will be conducted at Edmond with interment at Rose Hill cemetery at Oklahoma City, arranged by Danner funeral home. Canada was born Oct. 10, 1889 in Kentucky. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. DOROTHY PIERCE of Oklahoma City and one son RICHARD CANADA of Fort Worth, Texas. Canada was an ex-service man and was a patient at the State Veterans hospital for a stomach ailment.
Rites of Long Time Resident
Final services for Mrs. MARY JANE LEDBETTER of Morton, Texas, were held from the Dunn funeral home chapel Saturday afternoon, June 5, with Rev. SMITH of Perryton, Texas, officiating. Pallbearers: H. C. BAILEY, C. D. YATES, L. D. DRAKE, ERNEST VERNON, BOB JONES and ED WELCH. Interment was in the Oaklawn cemetery. Mrs. Ledbetter passed away Monday, May 31, in Norton, Texas, of heart disease. She was a long time resident of Sulphur, leaving here several years ago to make her home with a daughter in Morton, Texas. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. The family includes her daughter, Mrs. JENNINGS of Morton, Texas, and one son LLOYD LEDBETTER, former member of the Sulphur fire department, now of Oklahoma City.
Card of thanks from the family of Mrs. MARY E. SPARKMAN, signed by M. C. SPARKMAN and Mr. and Mrs. GRANT IRWIN.
Mr. and Mrs. ANDREW J. ALLEN of Hickory celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Sunday, June 6, at their home. They were married June 5, 1898 in Cameron, Indian Territory. Living a few years in Stigler, Okla., they moved to Lindsay where they resided for years. From Lindsay they moved to Anadarko, then Oklahoma City, and the past four years in the Hickory community. Their four children with their families were present for the celebration. Some lovely gifts were presented to them, including a beautiful orchid sent airmail from Honolulu by a niece, Miss HELEN LOVING, who is a nurse. Relatives and friends who were present or sent gifts or called during the day were: the RAYMOND GREEN family, the CHESTER ALLEN family, ANDY T. ALLEN, Mrs. ALMA STORY, all of Anadarko; Mrs. TONY LOVING, the MACK LOVING family all of Holdenville; Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT REEVES and granddaughter, Mrs. ANNIE ALLEN, Miss BEA SMITH, and Mrs. HUGH FOREHAND all of Lindsay; the NOEL DUNCAN family, A. OWEN SMITH, Mrs. JEWEL SWAN, all of Oklahoma City; the HERSCHEL BUTLER family, the GERALD BAILEY family, Miss CLO ALLEN all of Tulsa; the BILL HAYNES family of Stillwater, the JOE GIFFORD family of Ada, Mr. and Mrs. ED GRAVES and daughter, Miss NORA SMITH, Miss BOBBIE BELLAMY all of Sulphur; Mr. and Mrs. T. C. ALLEN, ROBERT C. ALLEN, Mrs. W. A. BARROW, Mrs. LEE KEY, Mrs. J. W. HYDEN, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. GOODALL all of Hickory.
McGehee Changes Feed Store Name
HOMER MCGEHEE, owner and manager of the Floyd Chick Hatchery, changed the name to MCGEHEE Hatchery and Feed Store. McGehee has been the owner of the Floyd Hatchery the past four years, but it wasn’t until this week, that the name was changed.
Thursday, June 17, 1948
Services for A. A. Husted
Last services for ARNOLD A. HUSTED, age 82, a Sulphur pioneer, were held from the Dunn funeral home chapel, Sunday afternoon, June 13 with Rev. ELMER GRAY of the Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Pallbearers: COLEY SINGLETARY, A. R. BEAL, of Sulphur; DOC SHERMAN and FRED REYNOLDS of Wynnewood, JOE KIRK and L. D. HALLEY of Mill Creek. Interment was in the Wynnewood cemetery. Husted was born Oct. 20, 1865 in Blakesburg, Iowa and spent his early life in Grandy(?) County, Missouri. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American War, enlisting May 31, 1898, and discharged November 16, 1898. He moved to Oklahoma in 1905 and to Sulphur about 25 years ago. He was a member of the Spanish-American War Veterans Camp No. 10. Husted passed away Friday, June 11, following a long illness. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. EFFIE HUSTED of 1022 West Muskogee, two daughters, Mrs. CLYDE NEGLEY of Norfolk, Nebraska, and Mrs. OREN SANDERS of Sulphur; two grandchildren, VIDA MAE WHITE of Norfolk, Neb., and JERRY TOWNE of Sulphur.
C. B. Thompson
Final respects were paid CHARLES B. THOMPSON, pioneer Sulphur rancher, Wednesday afternoon, June 16, at the First Methodist Church. Services were conducted by Rev. ROY WARD, former pastor of the local First Methodist Church, now of Putnam City, assisted by Rev. FRED STOLZ, pastor of the Sulphur First Methodist Church. Pallbearers: ALBERT DEFRATUS, BUSTER BALLINGER, W. P. COLLEY, MARVIN STEPHENS, AVERY HALPAIN and JAMES STEELE. Honorary pallbearers: OSCAR BALLINGER, ADDISON WALKER, AMEEN HASSEN, J. I. YOUNG, BOYD HORSMAN, W. A. EMERSON, PAT HENRY, D. E. COLLINS, G. E. FRIER, J. B. MOSLEY and C. E. FAIR. Burial was made in the Oaklawn cemetery arranged by Danner funeral home. Thompson, age 73, passed away at St. Anthony’s hospital in Oklahoma City after several weeks illness, apoplexy. Thompson was born Jan. 15, 1875 in Lynchburg, Virginia and had resided in the Sulphur community about 54 years. He had been a director of the Farmers National Bank of Sulphur since 1917 and was the first worshipful master of the local Masonic lodge, and a member of the county excise board, and a member of the First Methodist Church of Sulphur. Thompson was the husband of Mrs. MARY E. THOMPSON of 1124 East Second; father of PAUL THOMPSON of the home; and Mrs. VIRGINIA LEDVINA of Wewoka; brother of H. W. THOMPSON of Apache, GEORGE THOMPSON of Coalgate, JOHN THOMPSON of Richmond, California, Mrs. EULA MAY of Oklahoma City, and Mrs. MARY YOUNG of Decatur, Georgia.
J. F. Mulkaran
JOHN F. MULKARAN, age 58, veteran of World War I, passed away at the Oklahoma State Veterans Hospital of Sulphur Saturday, June 12 from myocarditis(?). Funeral services were held at El Reno on Tuesday, June 15, with interment in a cemetery at El Reno, local arrangements by Dunn funeral home. Mulkaran was born April 1, 1890 in Menasha, Wisconsin and was a resident of Norman.
Final rites for JERRY B. OATS, son of Mr. and Mrs. BRUCE OATS, formerly of Dougherty, were held in the home of Mrs. Oats’ sister, Mrs. JOHN DICKSON and Mr. Dickson in Davis, Monday, June 7, with Rev. H. W. HALL officiating. JERRY BRUCE OATS was a victim of leukemia, stricken last December, treated at St. Anthony’s in Oklahoma City, then the Children’s Hospital at Boston, Mass., where he passed away. He was born Sept. 9, 1944. Besides his parents, he is survived by a brother LARRY OATS, two grandmothers, Mrs. CHARLES WEST of Dougherty and Mrs. E. A. LEWIS of Davis and other relatives. Interment was in Greenhill cemetery arranged by Hutchins funeral home.
Thursday, June 24, 1948
Out of Town Kin for A. A. Husted Services
Out of town relatives that were here last week for the funeral services of A. A. Husted were: JOHNNY HORSMAN of Fort Worth and daughter, Mrs. LUCILLE HOLLAND of Dallas, daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. FRANK ROLLING of Fort Worth, Texas.
Stroke Fatal to R. D. Ross
Funeral services for ROCCO D. ROSS, age 65, general superintendent for the Southern Rock Asphalt Co. here for many years and prominent civic worker, were conducted from the First Baptist Church Monday afternoon arranged by Dunn funeral home with interment in Oaklawn cemetery. Father BLAISE of Shawnee and Father COSTELLO of Ada officiated at the services. Ross was stricken with a cerebral hemorrhage on Sunday, June 13, and never regained consciousness. Ross was born in Italy, July 18, 1882 and migrated to Canada from Italy and was married in Canada. The Ross family moved to the United States in 1915, coming to Sulphur in 1923 where he was associated with the Southern Rock Asphalt Co. since that year. For years, Ross was an active civic worker in Sulphur, past president of the Rotary Club, the Chamber of Commerce, and Murray County War Dads, and a member of the Catholic Church. Members of the immediate family include, his wife, Mrs. ANNIE ROSS; five daughters, Mrs. ROY BENNETT of Sulphur, Miss GERTURDE ROSSE of Sulphur, Mrs. RAYMOND MORTON of Duncan, Mrs. LESTER H. WEBBER of Plainview, Nebraska, and Mrs. BOBBY REDWINE of Oklahoma city; two sons, EDWARD ROSS of Nelsonville, Ohio, and ARTHUR ROSS of Dayton, Tennessee; one sister Mrs. CONCETTA MAIDA of Italy, one brother, PATSY DE ROSS of Thorola(?), Ontario, and 12 grandchildren. R. D., as he was known, will be missed.
Rites for Local Man’s Father at Roff
Final rites for JOSEPH MARTMORE PAYNE, age 69, of Roff were held at the Roff Baptist Church Wednesday, June 23, with Rev. NEW officiating. Burial was in East Hill cemetery at Roff arranged by Dunn funeral home of Sulphur. Payne, who resided northwest of Roff, passed away Monday, June 21, following a long illness. He was born July 8, 1878 in Grayson County, Texas, and lived in Texas until 1919. He lived in Murray and Pontotoc counties since 1930. Payne was a member of the Baptist Church at Roff. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. IRA PAYNE; three daughters, Mrs. CLARA HOLLAND of Duncanville, Texas, Mrs. LOUCENDA (blurred print) of Dougherty, and Mrs. ORA MAE BYERS of Francis; three sons, NOAH PAYNE of Tulsa, ALVIN PAYNE of Roff, and WILBURN PAYNE of Sulphur, 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Final rites for Mrs. MARY D. HAMMER were held at the Danner funeral home chapel Thursday, June 17, with Rev. C. R. BELL of Oklahoma City officiating. Burial was in the Oaklawn cemetery. Mrs. Hammer, age 62, passed away at her home, 113 West 14th in Sulphur, Tuesday, June 15, of a cerebral hemorrhage. She was born Dec. 7, 1885 in Hartley, Arkansas, and lived in Sulphur the past two years. Mrs. Hammer is the wife of C. A. HAMMER of Sulphur; mother of ANDREW HAMMER of Albuquerque, New Mexico, CLARENCE HAMMER of Oaklawn, California, and RAY HAMMER of Pauls Valley.
Mr. and Mrs. JASE BREWSTER and son BOB and grandson MIKE of Long Beach, California, arrived to visit Mr. and Mrs. IRA NOWLIN and P. W. JONES of the Palmer community.
Mrs. CLYDE NEGLEY and daughter VIDA MAE WHITE left for their home at Norfolk, Virginia, after being called here by the death of their father and grandfather, A. A. HUSTED.
Thursday, July 1, 1948
LEWIS C. SHEEGOG, pioneer Sulphur man, passed away Tuesday, June 24, at his home, 516 East Oklahoma, following a heart attack. Funeral services (blurred print).. LEWIS CALVIN SHEEGOG was born Dec. 15, 1893 in (blurred print), Indian Territory. (blurred print0.. He joined the Methodist Church at Palmer when a lad. His members at time of his passing was at the Methodist Church at Hickory. He was united in marriage with Miss SAMMIE BENTLEY on Jan. 4, 1924. Mrs. Sheegog is a member of the teaching staff at Cameron school. Sheegog served in World War I overseas and was gassed in the Battle of the Argonne. He was in service about 6 years. He was a member of the Platt National Park American Legion post. Survivors include his wife, one daughter MARY JO WEBSTER of Seminole; one granddaughter MARCY GENE STEPHENS of Seminole; two brothers, GROVER SHEEGOG of Sulphur and JOHN SHEEGOG of Wichita Falls, Texas; one niece, Mrs. JESSIE LEE KELLEY and one nephew, WILLIE SHEEGOG, both of Wichita Falls, Texas.
Aged Resident Succumbs to a Heart Attack
THOMAS BENTON WELLS, age 74, of Sulphur succumbed to a heart attack Monday afternoon, June 28, at his home one mile south of Sulphur. Last rites were held at the Tishomingo Ave. Church of Christ Tuesday, June 29, with brother HOMER A. GAY officiating, assisted by brother HOMER L. KING. Pallbearers: A. M. WADE, T. L. RICKARD, C. M. REYNOLDS, N. E. SIPES, N. V. COLLINS and J. P. LAWRENCE. Interment in the Oaklawn cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home. Wells was born June 22, 1873 in Texas and moved to Johnston County, Oklahoma 27 years ago, then 1930 came to Sulphur to make his home. He was a member of the Church of Christ. The family includes his wife, Mrs. LOU WELLS, one son L. V. WELLS of Sulphur, two daughters Mrs. MARIE BEDWELL of Hickory and Mrs. IVY THOMASON of Sulphur; one brother, R. L. WELLS of Dallas, Texas, one sister Mrs. MINNIE DAMEWOOD of Beard, Texas, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mrs. G. H. Lowry
Mrs. MAUD M. LOWRY/LOWERY, wife of G. H. LOWRY of Davis, passed away Saturday, June 19 in the DeLay hospital following an extended illness. About two years ago, she fell and broke her hip and was an invalid since that time. Mrs. Lowry was born in Temple, Mississippi, Dec. 6, 1878 and married Mr. Lowry in December 1900. They moved to Davis in 1913. She had been a member of the Baptist Church since age of 18. Services were held at the Baptist church in Davis, Saturday, conducted by the pastor, Rev. G. L. HART. With the Hutchins funeral home in charge, the body was sent to Meridian, Mississippi for burial in the family plot near that city. Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. HERMAN CATES, a son ROGER J. LOWRY, and two grandchildren, all of Wynnewood.
Thursday, July 8, 1948
Final rites for WILLIAM ROBERT TOMLIN of Verden were held at the Dunn funeral home chapel Thursday, July 8, with Rev. L. R. SIMMONS officiating. Burial was in the Oaklawn cemetery. Tomlin, who was born July 9, 1893 in Johnston County, died suddenly Tuesday, July 6, from a heart attack. He resided in Sulphur until six years ago when he moved to Verden. He was a blacksmith by trade and a member of the Baptist church. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. GEROGE CARR and Mrs. E. F. GREEN, both of Sulphur.
Aged Sulphur Woman Passed
Mrs. MAGGIE CRUDUP, age 80, of Sulphur passed away Tuesday, July 6, at the DeLay hospital following several weeks illness. Funeral services will be held from the Dunn funeral home chapel Thursday, July 8, with Rev. WENDELL BURBA officiating. Pallbearers: BOYD HORSMAN, HERNY CAVES, ED WELCH, CON STOCKTON, THURMAN WEBB and LLOYD CLINTON. Interment will be in Oaklawn cemetery. Mrs. Crudup was born November 4, 1867 in Henderson, Kentucky and came to Murray County in 1898, moving to Sulphur two years later. She was a member of St. Paul’s Methodist Church. Mrs. Crudup was preceded in death by her husband in 1931. The family includes two sisters, Mrs. MONA WILSON of Sulphur and Mrs. ROWENA AUSTIN of Fort Worth, Texas; five sons, ROY CRUDUP of Lubbock, Texas, ROBERT CRUDUP of Tulsa, JOE CRUDUP and A. B. CRUDUP both of Frederick, and HARRY CRUDUP of Wichita Falls, Texas, eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Final services for Mrs. VIOLET ZIMMERMAN, age 55, of Sulphur were held at the Calvary Baptist Church Wednesday, July 7, with Rev. ELMER GRAY officiating. Pallbearers: S. T. PEAK, ARTHUR WEHUNT, W. R. STUMPFF, THURMAN WEBB, A. C. BRYANT, and R. N. NATIONS. Interment in Highland cemetery in Lawton arranged by Dunn funeral home. The family includes her husband, A. V. ZIMMERSMAN of 1218 West Tishomingo; three daughters Mrs. ROSE FRENCH of Duncan, Mrs. ALLIE PUTTKAMER of Sulphur, Mrs. H. L. FREDEEN of Minneapolis, Minn.; two sisters, Mrs. CORA GILDON of Comanche and Mrs. HATTIE BITTNER of Olney Springs, Colorado; two brothers, RICHARD CLARK of Pauls Valley and (name not printed) who is a member of the Army Air Corps. Mrs. Zimmerman was born May 7, 1893 near Comanche, Oklahoma. She spent all her life in Oklahoma, living in Lawton most of the time. She moved to Sulphur in 1945. She passed away at her home at age of 65, following several weeks illness.
Brother of Local Man Buried in Chandler
HUBERT T. MCGEE/MCGEHEE, age 27, World War II veteran, passed away Saturday, July 3, at the O’Reilly General Hospital at Springfield, Missouri, after an illness of five years. He is the brother of HERB MCGEHEE of Sulphur. He was a patient at the State Veterans Hospital in Sulphur more than a year, transferring to O’Reilly General Hospital last April. He was a prisoner-of-the war by Japan for 3 ½ years, during which time he contracted tuberculosis, from which he did not recover. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 6, form the Sutton Curry funeral home chapel at Chandler with military honors. Burial was in the Chandler cemetery. McGehe (spelled three different ways in the obit) is survived by his mother, Mrs. LEE HOPKINS of Route One, Chandler; one brother HERB MCGEHEE of Sulphur; one sister Mrs. ROLAND WELCH of Duncan, a half brother, MELVIN LEE HOPKINS of Chandler; and a stepbrother, L. V. HOPKINS of Kansas. Pallbearers were members of the Chandler American Legion post. Attending the service from Sulphur were: Mrs. ROLAND TANKERSLEY, Mrs. ROY BOATWRIGHT, Miss LOLA WESTIN, Mrs. DOLORES LAMKIN, LELAND LEMMONS and JACK JERNIGAN.
Thursday, July 15, 1948
Services for Aged Resident
ARTHUR HUBBARD MCGAUGH passed away at his home, 1308 West Ardmore Avenue in Sulphur, Monday, July 12, following a long illness, at age of 71. Funeral services were held from the First Baptist Church Wednesday, July 14, with Rev. CHARLES MYERS, pastor, officiating. Pallbearers: GENE COPE, C. E. MEHAGNA, JACK PANNELL, HOMER MCGEHEE, GRADY ALLEN and NOBLE SNODGRASS. Burial in Oaklawn cemetery directed by Dunn funeral home. McGaugh was born Feb. 23, 1877 in Grayson County, Texas and spent his early life in Cooke County, Texas, moving to Sulphur in December 1939. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Mrs. McGaugh died in 1945. McGaugh is survived by three daughters, GLADYS, DOVIE, and JOYCE MCGAUGH, all of Sulphur; five sisters and one brother.
Rites for N. E. Sipes
Final respects were paid NORMAN EDWARD SIPES Monday, July 12, at the Tishomingo Ave. Church of Christ in Sulphur with brother HOMER A. GAY officiating. Interment in Oaklawn cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home. Pallbearers: A. F. DEATHRIDGE, W. S. CUMMINGS, N. V. COLLINS, J. P. LAWRENCE, WILLIAM FIELDS and TAYLOR DRAKE. Sipes was born March 29, 1893 in Heber Springs, Arkansas, and came to Oklahoma when about 18 years of age, first at Atoka then Murray County 18 years ago. He lived at Hickory until he retired from farming because of failing health, then moved to Sulphur about a year ago. He was a member of the Tishomingo Ave. Church of Christ and a veteran of World War I. He served over two years overseas, was in the Battle of the Meuse-Argonne, and the St. Mihiel drive, served in the army of occupation in Germany. He passed away Friday, July 9, at his home, death attributed to coronary occlusion. The family includes his wife, Mrs. ALICE SIPES of 1309 West Wyandotte; five daughters, Mrs. JEWEL SANDERS of Hickory, Mrs. JAY TAYLOR of Elk City, Mrs. VIOLET SHEPARD of Sulphur, Mrs. VIOLA HOUSEHOLDER of Summer, Texas, and Miss RUBY SIPES of Sulphur; seven grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. BESSIE WORTHINGTON of Orland, California.
T. J. Ballenger
THOMAS JESS ‘SLIM’ BALLENGER, formerly of Sulphur, passed away Tuesday, July 13 at the Clinton Tuberculosis Sanitarium, following a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 15 at the Freewill Baptist Church with burial in Oaklawn cemetery arranged by Creswell funeral home of Ada. Ballenger was born May 21, 1909 and resided in Sulphur from 1929 until 1944, then moved to Ada. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. GRACE E. BALLENGER of 414 West 15th in Ada; five daughters, Mrs. J. H. HINLEY of Seminole, Mrs. AL MONAHAN of Lawton, Mrs. J. E. WILLUT of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, DOROTHY JO BALLENER and JOYCE BALLENGER both of Ada; and one son, T. J. BALLENGER Jr. of Hollywood, California.
ANDREW J. BROCK
Final services for ANDREW J. BROCK, age 75, of Sulphur was held Sunday, July 11 at the Danner funeral home chapel with Rev. JAMES HOUSE officiating. Members of the local Masonic lodge served as pallbearers. Burial was in the Drake cemetery. Brock was born Oct. 8, 1872 in Arkansas and passed away Friday, July 9, at the Masonic Home in Guthrie. Brock is the uncle of Mrs. U. L. BROWN, Mrs. NOLA DUKE, and Mrs. M. L. MCCORMICK all of Sulphur and J. H. BROCK of Waurika.
E. E. ELLISON
Final services for ERNEST E. ELLISON were held from the Dunn funeral home chapel Monday, July 12 with Rev. ELMER GRAY of the Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Pallbearers were members of the Platt National Park American Legion post with military rites at the Oaklawn cemetery. Ellison was born Feb. 20, 1894 in Rome, Georgia. He moved to Texas when a boy, moving to Sulphur from Winnsboro, Texas about four years ago. He operated an upholstering shop and was a member of the American Legion. He passed away at the Veterans Hospital Sunday, July 11, following several months illness. He was a veteran of World War and served in the Border Guard on the Mexican border with the 8th Army Engineers. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. MARY ELLISON of 816 West 11 in Sulphur; four sons, JAMES ELLISON of Victoria, Texas, RALPH, PATMAN and DON ELLISON all of the home; one sister Mrs. COLMAN CURLEE of Farmersville, Louisiana, and six brothers, GROVER and ROY ELLISON both of Sand Springs, LEE ELLISON of Rome, Ga., WALTER ELLISON of Thacker, Alabama, GLEN ELLISON of South Pittsburgh, Tennessee, and LUTHER ELLISON of Temple, Oklahoma.
Former Davis Man Dies in Texas
JOE W. DRAUGHON, early day resident of Davis who has lived in south Texas for many years, died of a heart attack Wednesday, June 30, it was learned from Mrs. LENA DRAUGHON of Norman. He was buried at Victoria, Texas. No relatives were there and he lived alone. One sister, Mrs. WILL HOFFMAN, lives at Waco, Texas, and his other sister Mrs. BIRD BUSTER lives in Long Beach, California. Mr. Draughon was associated with his brother, JAMES DRAUGHON, in the hardware and lumber business in the early days and, for a time, was in the banking business at Mill Creek.
Thursday, July 22, 1948
ELMER WETHERBEE/WEATHERBEE, age 86, of Sulphur passed away Tuesday, July 20 at DeLay hospital following a short illness. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 23, at the Danner funeral home chapel with Rev. ELMER GRAY of the Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Oaklawn cemetery. Wetherbee was born in Centerville, Pennsylvania on Nov. 20, 1861. He was district production superintendent for the Carter Oil Co. at time of retirement. He and his wife moved to Sulphur in 1929. He was a member of the Baptist church. He is husband of Mrs. JESSIE WETHERBEE of the home; father of Mrs. HELEN CLARK of Centerville, Penn., and father of an adopted daughter, JESSIE LEE WETHERBEE of Sulphur.
Last services for JESSE JAMES HEAD were held from the Dunn funeral home chapel, Friday, July 16, with Rev. HUB BULMAN in charge. Burial was in the Oaklawn cemetery. Head was born Aug. 12, 1866 in Gilmer, Texas. He came to Oklahoma in 1901, first living in Pottawatomie County, then moving here about 20 years ago. He was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church. At time of his death, he was residing between Sulphur and Mill Creek, passing away Thursday, July 15 at DeLay hospital after a week’s illness. He is survived by two brothers, GENERAL HEAD of Colbert and TOM HEAD of Post, Texas; one sister Mrs. ALICE LINDSAY of Chandler, and is a nephew of Mrs. LULA GREEN of Sulphur and a cousin of B. F. GREEN and Mrs. S. JOHNSON of Sulphur.
ANDREW KING of Route 1 Sulphur was accidentally drowned Sunday afternoon, July 18, while swimming in a farm pond in a pasture 2 miles east and one mile south of Davis. Mrs. AL TYSON and two small daughters were witnesses of the tragic accident as they were swimming in the pond. .. Services were held at the Criswell funeral home of Ada with interment in a cemetery near Ada. He was a veteran of World War I and World War II. He is survived by one brother, ANDERSON KING, who lives northwest of Sulphur.
Rites for Mother of Local Woman
Funeral services for Mrs. ELIZABETH JAMES of Davis, mother of Mrs. LAURA BEARDEN of Sulphur, were held Wednesday, July 14, from the Davis Baptist Church with Rev. JOHNNIE WALKER of Oklahoma City officiating, assisted by Rev. G. L. HART of Davis and Rev. JAMES HOUSE of Sulphur. Burial in Greenhill cemetery was by the side of her husband who passed away in 1935. Mrs. Elizabeth James was born in Missouri on June 26, 1861. The family moved to Arkansas then, in 1912, moved to Oklahoma where they lived in and near Davis since that time, except for two years when the family lived at Pauls Valley. She was a member of the Baptist church. Mrs. James, widow of the late T. F. JAMES, passed away in Davis, Tuesday, July 13, following an illness of three months. Mrs. James was the mother of nine children, only three surviving, J. B. JAMES of Montana, Mrs. LAURA BEARDEN of Sulphur and HEARL JAMES of Davis. She had many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Two grandchildren, Mrs. W. R. STRICKLAND and JULIUS BEARDEN, live in Davis.
Final rites for WILLIAM A. BARROW, age 77, a Hickory pioneer, were held at the Hickory Baptist Church Saturday, July 17, with Rev. JIM HOUSE of Sulphur officiating, assisted by Rev. AARON COTTLE of the Hickory Baptist Church. Pallbearers; PAUL HEUATT, THEODORE ALLEN, HALTON HYDEN, BOB BRADLEY, DOC DEAN and SOL STIDHAM. Burial in the Hickory cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. BELLE BARROW; three daughters, Mrs. ARTHUR MANN of Sulphur, Mrs. RICHARD FOUNTAIN of Blanchard and Mrs. J. C. WALLER of Gunner/Gunter, Texas; four sons, DAVE BARROW of Stonewall, A. D. BARROW of Washington, Arkansas, LANCE BARROW of Dallas, Texas, and IRA BARROW of El Paso, Texas; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Barrow was born June 23, 1871 in (blurred print) and moved to Hickory in 1909. He was a farmer until ill health forced his retirement. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Last February he and his wife celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Mr. Barrow passed away suddenly from a heart ailment on Wednesday, July 14.
Military Honors Accorded Lt. E. Z. TALLEY
Funeral services for Lieut. EUGENE ZACK TALLEY, who lost his life over England on March 13, 1944, were held Wednesday, July 21, from the Wynnewood Church of Christ, conducted by the pastor of the church. Burial in the Wynnewood cemetery had military honors by the Platt National Park American Legion post with pallbearers, RICHARD G. WIGGINS, JOHN T. WIGGINS, PETE NELSON, PUG MCCORMACK, HORACE HUCKS and JUNIOR IRWIN. … The body was escorted to Wynnewood by Lt. CRAMER stationed at Fort Worth, Texas. .. Lt. Talley was born at Chigley on July 10, 1920 and attended school at Joy and Sulphur. In 1921 he entered the Army Air Corps and was overseas six months. He successfully completed 14 bombing mission and was killed in an air crash over England while serving as bombardier on a Flying Fortress, while returning from a bombing raid over Germany. He was buried in England. The family includes his parents Mr. and Mrs. HARRY TALLEY of Wynnewood; three brothers, LOUIS and ED both of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and DENVER of Wynnewood; three sisters Mrs. JUNIOR IRWIN of Oklahoma City, FERN and GLENNA both of the home; maternal grandmother Mrs. SALLY HUCKS of the home, aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. EUGENE WIGGINS of Sulphur.
Thursday, July 29, 1948
Last Rites for War Veteran
Funeral services for WILLIAM H. ANDERSON, age 45, World War II, who passed away Wednesday at the State Veterans Hospital here, were tentatively scheduled for Thursday afternoon, July 29, from the Dunn funeral home chapel. Rev. ELMER GRAY of the Calvary Baptist Church will officiate. Pallbearers will be members of the American Legion post here with interment in the American Legion plot at Oaklawn cemetery. Anderson was born Feb. 7, 1904 at Hugo where his early life was spent. He was a member of the Assembly of God. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. OLINE ANDERSON of Dallas, Texas; his parents Mr. and Mrs. W. ANDERSON of Ada, a sister NELLIE SMITH of Hollister, California, and two brothers, EUGENE ANDERSON of Denver City, Texas, and LEE ANDERSON of Denison, Texas.
Pipeline Worker Drowned
JAMES JENNINGS, age 17, employee of the Shell Pipeline crew, was drowned in the Washita River Tuesday morning near Davis. Jennings started to wade across the river at the Kimball Crossing five miles south of Davis to cut off a valve in the line the crew was working on. He River was up about a foot and the lad took only a step or two before leaping forward then disappeared, not to be seen again. It was alleged he could not swim. Some men from Sulphur went to the scene in aid in attempts to find the body. Wednesday morning, the body was recovered by his father, H. A. JENNINGS, of Gainesville, Texas and an uncle. The Hutchins funeral home of Davis is in charge of local arrangements.
Thursday, August 5, 1948
PAUL STURDEVANT / STURDIVANT, age 54, of Ada passed away Sunday, Aug. 1, at the State Veterans Hospital, of tuberculosis. Funeral services and interment were in Ada. He was born March 21, 1894 in Roff and is survived by his mother Mrs. MARY STURDEVANT of Ada.
Thursday, August 12, 1948
Pvt. O. B. Edwards
Full military honors will be conferred upon Pvt. OSCAR B. EDWARDS, son of Mr. and Mrs. JOE EDWARDS, at memorial and burial services to be conducted from the Pentecostal Holiness Church and Oaklawn cemetery Monday, Aug. 16, arranged by Dunn funeral home. The remains of Edwards are being returned from the Philippine Islands where he met death on March 19, 1945 before a Japanese machine gun while attacking a Japanese position on a hilltop (long description of the event). Edwards entered the services on June 24, 1944 and stationed at Fort Sill for training then sent to California, then overseas duty. Pvt. Edwards was born June 9, 1920 and lived in eastern Oklahoma until seven years old when his family moved to Lawton. He resided in Lawton until he was 13 then moved to Sulphur in 1933... On Jan. 13, 1940 he married Miss OPAL CHRISTINE HARPER of Davis. Mrs. Edwards suffered fatal injuries in an automobile accident here some time after the death of her husband. Mr. and Mrs. Edwards are survived by a small son, GENE. Other surviving relatives include his parents Mr. and Mrs. JOE CURTIS EDWARDS of Sulphur; brothers FREDDIE JOE and JERRY D. of Sulphur; and a sister GENEVA HISSEY of Keyes, California. The Platt National Park American Legion post will have charge of the military honors.
Romance Which Began at Bromide Springs Year Ago is Culminated by Marriage Vows
More than 1000 people were guests at a wedding ceremony at Bromide Springs pavilion Sunday afternoon. The wedding with IDA A. LANKFORD, age 70, of Cordell, and L. W. WALK, age 76, of Laferia(?), Texas, as bride and groom, was the culmination of a romance which began at Bromide Springs about a year ago. Rev. WENDELL BURBA of St. Paul’s Methodist Church read a double-ring ceremony for the elderly couple. Dr. (blurred print) gave his aunt in marriage. Her sister Mrs. ADA CLARK of Oklahoma City was matron of honor and ED WALK of Sulphur attended his brother as best man.
Funeral arrangements for WILLIAM SADLER, age 49, of Ardmore, formerly of Sulphur and Crusher communities, were pending arrival of relatives Wednesday. He passed away at his home in Ardmore early Wednesday following several months illness. He moved to Ardmore about a year ago. Surviving relatives include his wife, Mrs. EVA SADLER of Ardmore; one daughter Mrs. H. B. EDWARDS Jr. of Oklahoma City, one son RAYMOND SADLER of Ardmore and two grandchildren. Interment will be in the Young cemetery.
Hit by Lightning Bolt
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. GREENLEAF of Boswell were injured Wednesday afternoon in Platt National Park when lightning struck the tree when they were eating their evening meal. They were taken to the DeLay hospital.
Former Sulphur Resident Dies
Last rites for Mrs. REBECCA D. COFFEE, age 80, of Antlers, a resident of Sulphur for many years, were conducted from the Dunn funeral home chapel here Wednesday afternoon with Rev. H. H. HENRY officiating. Mrs. Coffee resided in Sulphur from 1921 until about two years ago. She passed away at the home of a daughter in Antlers following a six weeks illness. Mrs. Coffee was born Dec. 31, 1867 in Mount Ida, Arkansas and moved to Oklahoma in 1886. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving family members include two daughters, Mrs. L. G. GOODSON of the Frisco community and Mrs. EVA MILAM of Antlers; three sons, JACK COFFEE of Antlers, BERT COFFEE of Marlow and HERSCHEL COFFEE of Pride, Louisiana, 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Casketbearers: BOB GOODSON, COKE CLEMENT, JACK ORR, BILL MCDONALD, DWAYNE ORR and VELMER MCDONALD.
Thursday, August 19, 1948
Rites for Former County Resident
Final services for WILLIAM JEFFERSON SADLER of Ardmore were held from the Baum church Friday, Aug. 13, with Rev. J. B. SHINN officiating. Pallbearers: FRED BRITT, BERT JOHNSTON, LEONARD EDWARDS, BILL WEST, JOE MITCHELL and DOC BRADEN. Interment in the Young cemetery directed by Dunn funeral home. Sadler, age 49, passed away at his home, 1005 SW Haley St. in Ardmore, Wednesday, Aug. 11, following four months of illness. He as born Feb. 7, 1899 in Texas where he spent his early life. He moved to Ardmore two years ago from the Young community south of Sulphur. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. EVA SADLER, of Ardmore; one daughter Mrs. EVELYN EDWARDS of Oklahoma City and one son, RAYMOND SADLER of Ardmore.
Rites for Clement Infant
Graveside services for GENE ELVIN CLEMENT, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. GENE CLEMENT, were held at the Mill Creek cemetery Aug. 12 with Rev. JOE KIRK officiating, arrangements by Dunn funeral home. Gene Elvin was born at the DeLay hospital Wednesday, Aug. 11 and lived only two days. Besides his parents, he is survived by paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. DAN CLEMENT of Mill Creek and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. MERRYMAN of Mill Creek.
JESSE E. BAKER of Heavener passed away Wednesday, Aug. 18, at the Oklahoma State Veterans Hospital at Sulphur, from tuberculosis. Arrangements are pending for funeral and burial services at Heavener, arranged by Dunn funeral home of Sulphur. Baker was born July 15, 1899 in Kully(?), Oklahoma. He was a patient at the veterans hospital the past 39 days. He was a veteran of World War I. His wife, Mrs. VIRTIE BAKER, of Heavener is his only survivor.
Reunion of the Jamar Family
The JAMAR family enjoyed a three day reunion in Platt National Park. Attending: the HENRY JAMAR family, the OMAR JAMAR family of Prague, E. HOLBROOK family of Sulphur, Dr. C. W. MEDLOCK family of Tulsa, DENNIS JANDA family of Prague, H. J. JAMAR family of Fort Worth, Texas, GEORGE SHELTON family of Gracemont, R. H. WOODS family of Ada, JOHN JAMAR of Gracemont, A. L. JAMAR of Cement, E. C. JAMAR family of Stratford, NELSON ADAMS family of Richland Springs, Texas; JIM JAMAR of Sandy Point, RICHARD JAMAR of Duders(?), Texas, Mrs. LULA DAVENPORT of Colorado City, Texas; L. C. CHURCHWELL family of McCamp(?), Oklahoma; GEORGE BAGLEY of Duflin(Dublin?), Texas, and ALBERT JAMAR family of Ada.
Thursday, August 26, 1948
Dr. Ernest Rose
Funeral services for Dr. ERNEST ROSE, founder of the Rose Hospital and Clinic in Sulphur, who died Sunday in Brooks General Hospital in San Antonio, Texas, were held Wednesday from the Leazer-Kell funeral home in Gainesville, Texas with burial in the Fairview cemetery at Gainesville. Services were also held Monday at the Methodist church at San Marcos, Texas. Dr. and Mrs. Rose operated the Rose Clinic here until he entered the Army Medical Corps. He was stationed at Camp Swife(?) during the war and was in general practice at San Marcos, Texas since the war, then he became ill five months ago. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rose, one daughter ROSE MARIE, his mother Mrs. ARCHIE ROSE of Thackerville, three brothers, VAL ROSE of Idaho, CHARLES ROSE of Coquelle, Oregon, and CECIL ROSE of Ringling; two sisters Mrs. HUGH THOMPSON of Iowa Park, Texas, and Mrs. RALPH WISENMAN of Thackerville. Sulphur people who attended the funeral in Gainesville: Mr. and Mrs. LYNN NORMAN, Mrs. L. B. HALL, Mrs. JAMES KIRKPATRICK, and Mrs. BYRON BATES.
Mrs. SELINA GORRELL of East Tulsa in Sulphur passed away Sunday, Aug. 22, in a local hospital. Funeral services were held from the Dunn funeral home chapel Monday, Aug. 23 with Rev. WILSON BOGGAN officiating. Interment was in the Oaklawn cemetery. Mrs. Gorrell was born Oct. 13, 1887 in the Gilsonite community and spent her entire life in Murray County. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1941. She was a member of the Baptist Church. The family includes one daughter, Mrs. RUBY THOMAS of Barberton, Ohio; four sons, HENRY and GENERAL GORRELL of Sulphur, CECIL and DICKSON GORRELL of Oklahoma City.
Mrs. SILVERIA GONZALES passed away Thursday, Aug. 19, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. W. A. TINSLEY, in Fitzhugh, Okla., acute heart failure. Funeral services were held at the St. Jose Catholic Church in Fort Worth, Texas, with interment in Mt. Olive cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home of Sulphur. Mrs. Gonzales was born in Mexico in 1863 and moved to the United States in 1919, making her home in Fort Worth until two years ago when she came to make her home with her daughter Mrs. Tinsley. She was a member of the Catholic Church. She is survived by six daughters, Mrs. Tinsley of Fitzhugh, Mrs. G. AYALLA and Mrs. JESUS RIVERIA, both of Fort Worth, Mrs. N. GLANDOMANUS of Appleton, Wisconsin, Mrs. SOLEDAD MARTINEZ of Abasolo, Mexico and Mrs. JUANITA GONZALES of Trapuato, Mexico, one son FLORENTINO GONZALES of Mexicalia, Mexico; 28 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Thursday, September 2, 1948
Ricks Injured in Crash
Dr. and Mrs. D. H. RICKS of Oklahoma City, formerly of Sulphur, sustained critical injuries in an automobile accident Saturday afternoon near Dewar, Okla., in which five persons were killed. Dr. Ricks formerly practiced veterinary medicine in Sulphur. … Killed in the crash were Mrs. Ricks’ brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. JOHN EDWARD MCCARTHY of Yukon, their 9 months old son was slightly injured; also killed were RICHARD BRASHEARS age 31 of Okemah, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. ADAMS ages 40 and 41, of South Coffeyville, Okla.
Graveside Rites for Infant
Interment services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. CLARENCE H. MOORE of Pearson were held at the Oaklawn cemetery Friday, Aug. 27, arranged by Dunn funeral home. Survivors are the parents, CLARENCE and NAOMI MOORE; brothers BILLY JACK and DONAL RAY MOORE; paternal grandmother Mrs. SARAH MOORE of Sulphur and maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. MARVIN WADE of Sulphur.
Rites for County Pioneer
Final rites for Mrs. MARY BELL HOOD, age 79, of the Koller community, were held at the Dunn funeral home chapel Friday, Aug. 27, with Rev. JACK CHAFFIN officiating. Pallbearers: W. M. STOVALL, TOM TAYLOR, CHARLES JENNINGS, MURIEL THOMAS, S. J. HENDERSON, and A. P. LEWIS Jr. Burial was in the Palmer cemetery. Mrs. Hood was born March 6, 1869 in Union County, Mississippi where she spent her early life, and when a young girl, moved to Texas then Oklahoma near Durant about 1907, later to Roff. She was a resident of Murray County about 25 years. She was a member of the Christian Church. Members of the family include her husband, W. M. HOOD; daughters, Mrs. MIKE WHITMIRE of Kenefic, Mrs. JAMES CARRIER of Bartlesville, JEWELL and VIOLA HOOD both of Wichita, Kansas; sons GRADY W. HOOD of Sulphur; CHESTER HOOD of Lawton and CLARENCE HOOD of Oklahoma City, 23 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
W. F. Walsh
WALTER FRANCIS WALSH of the Gill Apartments passed away Monday at the Oklahoma Veterans State Hospital at Sulphur where he was a patient for 1 ½ years. Catholic funeral mass was held in Tulsa, Thursday, Sept. 2, with burial in a Tulsa cemetery, arranged by Dunn funeral home. Walsh was born Nov. 29, 1893 in Lodge, Illinois. His early life was spent in Decatur, Illinois. He was a veteran of World War I, a member of the Tulsa VFW post and of the Catholic church. He worked for Mid-Continent Petroleum Co. for 27 years. The family includes his wife, Mrs. ANNA WALSH of Sulphur; a daughter Mrs. DOROTHY C. YOUNG of Tulsa; and three granddaughters. He was preceded in death by a son, WALTER FRANCIS WALSH jr. who was lost in World War II.
Last Rites for AMEEN HASSEN
AMEEN HASSEN, pioneer Sulphur merchant, passed away Monday, Aug. 30, at Delay hospital from a heart ailment. He is survived by his wife and three children, two brothers, HENRY HASSEN of Schweifat, Lebanon, and SHAHIR HASSEN of Haskell, Texas; two sisters WATFA and SALEEMY, both of Schweifat, Lebanon. Funeral services will be Friday, Sept. 3 at the First Methodist Church. Dr. HERBERT GATTI of Guthrie, former Sulphur pastor, will officiate, assisted by Rev. FRED STOLZ of the First Methodist Church and Rev. CHARLES MYERS of the First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Oaklawn cemetery arranged by Danner funeral home. … Ameen Hassen was born in Schweifat, Lebanon, June 16, 1879 and departed this life August 30, 1948. He came to this country in 1901 and settled in Piedmont, Missouri where he went into the dry goods business. He resided there three years then moved to Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, then came to Sulphur. He and his cousin, JOHN HASSEN, now deceased, founded the Sulphur Dry Goods Co. In 1921 Ameen Hassen bought the interest of John Hassen and operated the business since that time. In 1925 he returned to Lebanon and on Aug. 30, 1925, he married Miss MOUNIERA TAKE of Ras El Matn, Lebanon. To this union three children were born, MUNEER, a son, MOUPHIDA and NAJIA, daughters. .. He was a member of the Rotary Club, Sulphur Chamber of Commerce, Sulphur Retail Merchants Association, and the Sulphur Masonic lodge, an inactive vice-president and director of the Farmers National Bank and a member of the First Methodist church and president of the Men’s Bible class.
Re-Burial for George Davies Jr.
GEORGE DAVIES, superintendent of the printing plant at the Oklahoma School for the Deaf, and Mrs. Davies are in Scranton, Pa. to attend the re-burial of Mr. Davies’ son, GEORGE H. DAVIES Jr. who was killed in action in the European theatre during World War II. Mr. Davies’ son served in the Air Corps and was killed in action a short time after entering the European theatre.
Thursday, September 9, 1948
Conyer Children Killed
A double funeral service for BILLY JOE CONYER, age 11, and BURNEY GENE CONYER, age 9, who were accidentally killed in Morenci, Arizona, Monday, were held Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 8 at the Dunn funeral home chapel with Rev. J. T. JARED in charge. Interment was in the Buckhorn cemetery. The boys, son of Mr. and Mrs. BURNEY F. CONYER of Morenci, Arizona, former residents of Gilsonite community, were climbing a cliff near Morenci Monday when they were caught in a small landslide. Billy was killed instantly and Burney lived until Monday. Both were born in the Gilsonite community and lived there until December 1947 when the family moved to Arizona. Besides their parents, they are survived by a sister NORMA JEAN, a brother ROBERT DWAYNE; paternal grandparent (blurred print) and maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. JIM PREAST of Seminole.
Final services for Mrs. ROSA O. CROUSE were held at the Primitive Baptist church Wednesday, Sept. 8, with Rev. HUB BULMAN officiating. Interment was in Oaklawn cemetery. Mrs. Crouse was born April 15, 1871 in North Carolina and came to this county in 1901, living near Sulphur. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist church. Following two weeks illness, she passed away at the home of her son, JOHN CROUSE, at Big Canyon Tuesday, Sept. 7. She was preceded in death by her husband on June 16, 1945. The family includes four daughters, Mrs. TERRY BILLINGS of Sulphur, Mrs. MANCEL WEBSTER of Phoenix, Arizona, Mrs. OTIS ELKINS of Oklahoma City, Mrs. FRED HUIS of Pauls Valley; three sons, JOHN CROUSE of Big Canyon, CHARLES CROUSE of Sacramento, California, and MAX CROUSE of Yale; 26 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
Thursday, August 16, 1948
Funeral services for MACK MCDONALD, age 54, of Sulphur were held at the Salem church Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 14, with Rev. JOSEPH HENRY of Achille officiating. Interment was in the Salem cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home. McDonald was born Dec. 25, 1893 in Mississippi and came to Murray County with his parents at age of 9, residing here since that time. He passed away Sunday, Sept. 13 in a Lawton hospital after five months illness. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. The family includes his wife, Mrs. SIBBIE MCDONALD of Sulphur; two daughters, MAE BIBY and LORAINE MCDONALD both of Sulphur and five grandchildren.
Robb Killed in Texas Accident
Word was received here Wednesday by BUSTER ROBB that his brother ROY ROBB, age 36, was killed that morning in Amarillo, Texas, when he came in contact with an electric power line. Mrs. Roy Robb and daughter were visiting in Sulphur with her parents Mr. and Mrs. A. H. BACON when the news was received. Robb had gone to Amarillo about a week ago to seek employment and was looking for a place to live before moving his family there. Buster Robb left immediately.
ARTHUR W. HOFFMAN, age 41, a carpenter and stone mason, died Monday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Prior to turning the rifle on himself, Hoffman had wounded his wife with a bullet through the jaw. Mrs. Hoffman was treated at the hospital and released. Hoffman lived most of his life in this county. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters Mrs. MARY LOU CASTLEBERRY of Oak Grove and FLORENCE LA VENA PICKEN of Sulphur; one son ARTHUR HOFFMAN Jr. of the home; his mother, Mrs. FLORENCE HOFFMAN of San Antonio, Texas, four brothers and seven sisters. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 16 at the Dunn funeral home chapel with burial in the Wynnewood cemetery.
J. D. Hardy
J. D. HARDY passed away Friday, Sept. 10, at his home in Mill Creek, following nine months illness. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, Sept. 12, from the Methodist church in Mill Creek with Rev. JOE KIRK officiating. Pallbearers: Dr. NEWBERRY, JOE AUSTIN, J. T. CLEMENT, HENRY HOWELL, BARNEY DUDLEY and JOE B. CRIBB. Interment was in the Mill Creek cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home. Hardy was born Oct. 3, 1860 in Kentucky and spent his early life in Texas, then moved to Mill Creek in 1903. He was a member of the Methodist Church and a retired farmer. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. DORA HARDY of Mill Creek; three daughters Mrs. OPA RICH of Garden Grove, California, Mrs. ERMA UPFOLD of La Haura, Calif., Mrs. GLADYS HOLLOWAY of Fort Cobb, three sons, CLYDE HARDY of Kilgore, Texas, L. DEEN and DOYLE HARDY both of La Haura, California; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Thursday, September 23, 1948
JOHN A. ZIMMERMAN died suddenly following a heart attack Wednesday, Sept. 22, at his home at 1218 West Tishomingo. Funeral arrangements by Dunn funeral home are pending but will be held at the Calvary Baptist church with Rev. ELMER GRAY officiating. Zimmerman was born June 3, 1872 in Carlisle, Indiana, and spent his early life in Springfield, Illinois. He moved to Oklahoma about 1906 (blurred print). He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. Zimmerman is survived by three daughters, Mrs. ALLIE PUTTKAMER of Sulphur, Mrs. RUTH FREDEEN of Minneapolis, Minn., and Mrs. ROSE FRENCH of Duncan, one granddaughter Miss ALLIE VERDA PUTTKAMER of Sulphur.
Reburial Rites for FRANK KELLOGG
Reburial services with military honors will be held Sunday afternoon, Sept. 26 at the Danner funeral home chapel for Pvt. FRANK O. KELLOGG, age 21, of Ada. Kellogg is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. E. S. SCHLOTZHAUER, brother of EARL KELLOGG and a nephew of Mrs. IONA SHOFFNER, all of Sulphur. Other survivors include his widow, Mrs. DELOA KELLOGG WATSON of Ada and sister Mrs. BESSIE MITCHELL of Pauls Valley. Military honors will be accorded by members of the Platt National Park American Legion post with interment in Oaklawn cemetery. Kellogg was born Nov. 7, 1921 in Sulphur where he spent his early life. He died Dec. 2, 1942 in the South Pacific, a casualty of the war.
Services for C. P. O’Dell
C(blurred print) PATTON O’DELL, age 83, died Sunday, Sept. 19 at the DeLay hospital from injuries received Friday night, Sept. 17, when he accidentally walked into a car on West Broadway. He had been in failing health and had failing eye sight. Funeral services were held at the Hutchins funeral home chapel in Davis Monday afternoon, with Rev. JACK CHAFFIN officiating. Interment was in Greenhill cemetery at Davis. Pallbearers: T. L. RICKARD, A. CONROD, M. M. THOMAS, N. A. CHADWICK, ARCHIE MILLER and CHARLES THOMASSON. O’Dell was born Feb. 27, 1856 at Knoxville, Tennessee. He was an early day settler in Murray County, moving here in 1902 from Rockwell County, Texas. He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. J. F. REGISTER of Fort Worth, Texas, a niece, Mrs. LOLA BIRCH of Sulphur with whom he made his home for some years; a nephew, RICHARD O’DELL of Ardmore, and other great nieces and great nephews.
Mrs. REBECCA E. FAIRELL, age 72, of Sulphur passed away Tuesday, Sept. 21, at her home, 9th & Tahlequah, following a three weeks illness. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, Sept. 23 from the Dunn funeral home chapel with Rev. T. J. JARED in charge. Burial will be in Oaklawn cemetery. Mrs. Fairell was born Sept. 14, 1876 in Arkansas and moved to Oklahoma in 1888, living near Wynnewood, in Coalgate and McAlester, moving to Sulphur in 1930. She was a member of the Seventh Day Church of God. The family includes her husband, JOHN W. FAIRELL of Sulphur; one son FLOYD GOODSON of Sulphur and two grandchildren, FLOYD LEE GOODSON of Salem, West Virginia, and FLOBELL GOODSON of Oklahoma City.
Rites for Roy Robb
Funeral services for ROY D. ROBB, age 35, construction iron work foreman, were held Saturday at the Dunn funeral home chapel with Rev. ELMER GRAY of the Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Interment with graveside Masonic rites were in Oaklawn cemetery. He was killed Wednesday, Sept. 15 in Amarillo, Texas, when the boom of a crane with which he was working came in contact with a high voltage wire. .. He was born (blurred print) 1912 in Sulphur and spent his life here except when employed.
Funeral services for Mrs. H. RICKS of Oklahoma City, formerly of Sulphur, were held Saturday at the Capitol Presbyterian Church in Oklahoma City. Burial was in Memorial Park cemetery. Mrs. Ricks passed away Sept. 16 in the Henryetta hospital from injuries in an automobile accident near Henryetta. Mrs. Hicks was born in Shawnee in 1905. Dr. and Mrs. Ricks resided in Sulphur many years then moved to Yale where Dr. Ricks was connected with Oklahoma A.&M. He accepted the position of State Veterinarian and moved to Oklahoma City. The family includes her husband, Dr. D. H. Ricks of Oklahoma City; a sister Mrs. GRACE BROWN of Bentonville, Arkansas, a brother WALTER MCCARTHY of Falfurrias, Texas; and a niece, Mrs. HELEN LOUIS HORZHEIMER of Oklahoma City.
Burial services for ERA DARLENE CHAFFIN, age 5, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. OTHOR CHAFFIN, were (cut off print).
Final rites for Mrs. GOLDIE E ETCHIESON were held Sept. 21 at the Roff Methodist church with Rev. A. L. OLIVER, pastor, officiating. (paper cut off)
Thursday, September 30, 1948
Last services for Mrs. MYRTLE L. BATEMAN of Sulphur were held from the Methodist Church at Sawyer, Okla., Wednesday, Sept. 29, with Rev. C. A. BOOTH, pastor, officiating. Interment was in the Sawyer cemetery arranged by Danner funeral home of Sulphur. Mrs. Bateman was born May (blurred print), 1890 in Arkansas and moved to Sulphur from Fox, Okla., 15 months ago. She passed away Monday, Sept. 27, at her home, 1307 West First St. in Sulphur. Mrs. Bateman is the wife of C. E. BATEMAN of Sulphur; mother of Mrs. BROWN GRIFFIN of Sulphur and CLYDE BATEMAN of Camp Lee, Virginia; sister of S. R. JACKSON of Hugo, and Mrs. TINNIE MOORE of Denver, Colorado.
Thursday, October 14, 1948
Rites for J. H. HILL
Funeral services for J. A. HILL, age 87, of Sulphur, were held Thursday, Oct. 7 at the Baptist church at Maysville. Rev. HIGH conducted the service with interment in the Maysville cemetery. Mr. Hill passed away Wednesday morning, Oct. 6, at his home, 923 West 16th in Sulphur, following a long illness. He was born Feb. 10, 1861 in Georgia and moved to Indian Territory in 1895, first settling at the Heart/Hart community 18 to 19 miles north of Sulphur. He later resided at Roff and Konawa, then in 1922 moved to Maysville, moving in 1941 to Sulphur. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. LURRAH HILL of home; two sons, BILL HILL of Sulphur and CLYDE HILL of Oklahoma City; three daughters, Mrs. MYRTLE FOREHAND of Oklahoma City, Mrs. ADA RAY of Wewoka, and Mrs. IDA BERGER of Vanoss and one step-daughter Mrs. BIRDIE ALLEN of Holdenville.
Last services for JOHN A. BLACK, World War I veteran, were held at the Dunn funeral home chapel Friday, Oct. 8, with Rev. CHARLES MYERS of the First Baptist Church officiating. Interment was in the American Legion post plot at Oaklawn cemetery. Members of the Platt National Park American Legion post served as pallbearers. Black was born Sept. 6, 1891 in Louisville, Kentucky and spent his early life in Kentucky. He was a patient at the Oklahoma State Veterans hospital of Sulphur for 79 days prior to his death, Tuesday, Oct. 5. He lives at 1500 Alice Blvd. in Oklahoma City. The only survivors are three sisters who reside in California and unable to attend the service.
JOSEPHINE COTTEN, age 84, passed away Friday, Oct. 8 at the Masonic Home at Guthrie, from acute bronchial pneumonia. Last rites were held from the Dunn funeral home chapel Oct. 11 with Rev. J. F. HOUSE officiating. Burial was in the Oaklawn cemetery. Pallbearers: JOHN STEPHENS, CHARLES OVERSTREET, O. D. OWENS, MARVIN STEPHENS, FORREST MCMURTRY and THURMAN WEBB. Miss Cotton was born Dec. 17, 1863 in Harris County, Texas. In 1918 she moved to Sulphur where she resided until Dec. 17, 1947 when she moved to the Masonic home. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She is not survived by no immediate family.
Rites for Aged Mill Creek Man
Funeral services for CORNELIUS LLOYD MOSS, age 90, of Mill Creek, were held at the Danner funeral home chapel Sunday, Oct. 10 with Rev. JACK CHAFFIN officiating. Pallbearers were: LEO MCKINLEY, (blurred print), J. D. MARTIN and LEE ROY NEAL. Interment was in the McKinney cemetery east of Sulphur. Moss was born Jan. 20, 1858 in Missouri where he spent his early life. He lived in this community for 70 years. He passed away Friday, Oct. 8, at the family home on Route 1, Mill Creek, of cardiac arrest. He was preceded in death by his wife on Nov. 13, 1917. The family includes three sons, BARNEY and CALVIN MOSS both of Sulphur; CLAUTIE MOSS of El Paso, Texas; four daughters, Mrs. EVA FREDERICK and Mrs. THELMA BINDERIM both of Sulphur, Mrs. RENA CHAPMAN of Oklahoma City and Mrs. DOLLIE LINDSEY of Dougherty; one brother HARVEY MOSS of Madill, 38 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Rites for Former Hickory Resident
Mrs. MAY ADELLA MARTIN, age 81, pioneer resident of Oklahoma, passed away Thursday, Sept. 30, at her home, 5330 Northeastern in Oklahoma City. Mrs. Martin was born in Sulphur Springs, Texas, and came to what is now Murray County, the Hickory community, in 1988(1898?). She resided in Hickory for some years before moving to Porter, later to Britton in 1919. She was a member of the Eastern Star and the First Christian Church. Final rites were held Saturday, Oct. 2, in the Christian Church at Oklahoma City. Survivors include her husband, T. A. MARTIN of the home; six daughters, Mrs. EULA WELCH of Britton, Mrs. JEWELL MITCHELL of the home; Mrs. M. L. NEWMAN of Muskogee, Mrs. JOHN CORNWELL of Britton, Mrs. RILEY CLOUD of Norfolk, Virginia, Mrs. RALPH LIVINGSTON of Lindsey; two sons, J. B. MARTIN of Enid and EWING MARTIN of the home; three brothers, ADRIAN EWING of Britton, M. E. EWING of Madill, and J. A. EWING of Camden, Arkansas; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Thursday, October 21, 1948
Funeral Rites for Aged Sulphurite
Mrs. EVELYN MITCHELL, age 91, passed away Saturday, Oct. 17, at her home, 1120 East First St. in Sulphur. Funeral services were held at the Danner funeral home chapel Tuesday, Oct. 19 with Rev. FRED STOLZ of the First Methodist Church officiating. Mrs. Mitchell was laid to rest in the Shawnee mausoleum. Mrs. Mitchell was born in Effingham County, Illinois on May 31, 1857. She moved to Oklahoma with her husband, E. C. MITCHELL, and only child, NOBLE MITCHELL, about 50 years ago, moving Sulphur about 45 years ago. Noble Mitchell was interested in the Sulphur bank for some years. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Sulphur. Mrs. W. P. STEWART, a great niece, and her husband from Kansas City were here during Mrs. Mitchell’s last illness and attended the funeral. Honorary pallbearers: PAUL GOFFE, J. B. MOSLEY, JOHN SUMMERS, C. M. MAYS, W. D. BIGGERSTAFF, JESS WHITE, H. C. BALLINGER, J. W. STEVENSON and E. T. WHITE.
Jolly Killed in Drilling Mishap
WILLIAM JOLLY, age 38, or the Woodland community for years, was killed in an oil rig accident northwest of Davis Saturday of last week. The accident occurred when a cat line was fouled and Jolly reached out to straighten the line and was jerked into the cat head. The well is north of the Arbuckle Store. Jolly was the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. JOLLY, pioneer residents of the Woodland community. He is survived by his parents, his wife, three children and several brothers and sisters. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church at Davis with Rev. JIM HOUSE officiating, assisted by Rev. GEORGE HART of the church. Hutchins funeral home had charge.
Interment for LILLY MAY FORAKER, stillborn infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. CLIFF FORAKER of Sulphur, were held at the Greenhill cemetery at Davis, Wed., Oct. 20, directed by Dunn funeral home. The baby was born at the home, 1013 ½ West First St. Tuesday, Oct. 19.
Mr. and Mrs. BOB RICHARDSON and son JIMMY of Calipat, California, who have been visiting their granddaughters, Mrs. J. E. GREESOM and Mrs. BUCK STEPHENS, left for Duncan to visit her brothers, LEE and JOHN MOORE, prior to returning to California.
71 Years Perfect Attendance
Few family in Oklahoma can match the record of the M. S. LANCE family of Dougherty. The 12 children of Mr. and Mrs. Lance have amassed a total of 71 years continuous school attendance without being either absent or tardy. Six Lance children are in school at Dougherty at the present time. Four daughters, now married, live in California. All 12 of the Lance children attended schools in this county, either at Dougherty, Big Canyon or Sulphur. One of the Lance children, a 16 year old boy, finishes school at Dougherty this year.
Thursday, October 21, 1948
Funeral services for WILLIAM P. REDWINE, age 75, of Sulphur, were held at the Calvary Baptist Church Saturday, Oct. 16, with Rev. ELMER GRAY officiating. Pallbearers: B. W. TILLERY, J. T. FENNELL, J. S. HINTON, L. O. WARREN, FRED GEISFIELD, and W. A. EMERSON. Burial was at Sentinel arranged by Dunn funeral home. Redwine was born Feb. 17, 1873 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He had resided in Oklahoma since 1891 and was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church since 1897. He passed away at his home, 1222 West McAlester in Sulphur, Thursday, Oct. 14, from pneumonia. The family includes his wife, Mrs. JULIA REDWINE; four sons, HASKELL REDWINE of the home; HOUSTON REDWINE of Joplin, Missouri; GERMAN REDWINE of Fort Smith, Arkansas; and LAWRENCE REDWINE of Long Beach, California; seven daughters, FLORENCE DECKER of Williams, Arizona; LELA HOOPER of Tacoma, Washington; ESTHER WOODS of San Jose, California; MARIE MCDONALD of Oakland, Calif., RETHA GRAHAM of Carter, Okla., BERNICE RICHMOND of Chowchilla(?), California; ETHERITTA RAMSEY of Biggs, California; sister REBECCAH WILSON of Kilgore, Texas; four half-brothers, JOE REDWINE of Lode, Okla., GEORGE REDWINE and ALPHUS REDWINE both of Wilburton, CARL REDWINE of Dewey; two half-sisters, EVA FAULK of California and ADA JAMES of unknown address; step-brothers JAMES S. WILSON of Dewey and HENRY WILSON of Wilburton; 34 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.
Thursday, October 28, 1948
Reburial Rites for Pfc. Leroy Davis
Reburial rites for Pfc. LEROY B. DAVIS, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. T. DAVIS, of Davis, will be held Thursday afternoon at the First Baptist Church in Davis. Hutchins funeral home was notified by the War Department that the body would arrive in Davis Thursday morning. Full military honors will be accorded Pvt. Davis, who gave his life in the service of his country during World War Ii. The American Legion posts of Davis and Sulphur will provide military honors. Interment will be in the Greenhill cemetery.
Rite for Pioneer Physician
Dr. JASPER EVAN WILKERSON, age 83, of Connerville passed away Sunday, Oct. 24, at Hardy sanitarium in Ardmore, following several months illness. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 27 at the Connerville school. Interment was in the Connerville cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home of Sulphur. Wilkerson was born Feb. 22, 1864 in Tennessee. He spent his early life in Arkansas, coming to Oklahoma about 60 years ago. He was a practicing physician in Johnston County for over 50 years until age forced his retirement about ten years ago. He was a member of the Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. LUCILLE WILKERSON; one daughter Mrs. IOLA ADAMS of Sunnyvale, California; two grandchildren, Mrs. MYRL GILBREATH of Selma, California, and CARL CHESTER of Sunnyvale; one great-granddaughter Mrs. NICK CHAMBERS of Selma, California; three great-great-grandsons, BILLIE, JIMMY, and RODGERS CHAMBERS of Selma, California.
Father of Hickory Residents Buried at Connerville
Final services for JAMES A. ASHLEY of Roff were held Friday, Oct. 22, at the Roff Baptist church with Rev. COOK and Rev. JAKE BRODY officiating. Pallbearers: CLYDE HOBGOOD, TINCE CRISP, BILL BUNYARD, STANLEY ROFF, W. W. PRICE and LEROY HUNT. Interment in the Easthill cemetery at Roff arranged by Dunn funeral home. Ashley was born June 26, 1871 in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. He left Arkansas with his parents when a small child and lived in Oklahoma over 60 years, first in Wynnewood, then in Pontotoc County for 50 years. He passed away at his home at Roff Wednesday, Oct. 20, from a heart attack. The family includes three daughters, Mrs. M. E. LOVETT of Tulsa, Mrs. JOE HUGHES of Seminole and Mrs. W. H. UNDERHILL of Hickory; two sons, J. W. ASHLEY of Fitzhugh and R. B. ASHLEY of Hickory, ten grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
SARAH NELSON vs. JOHN W. NELSON, for divorce.
Final services for JAMES LEE FAIRCHILD, age 71, of Roff were held at the Dolberg school Friday, Oct. 29, with Rev. CHARLES MYERS of the First Baptist Church of Sulphur officiating. Interment was in the Dolberg cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home. Pallbearers: ROY WILLIAMS, WILLIE MORRISON, BEAUCHAMP BUNYARD, LLOYD SUMMERS, W. PREWETT, and TROY WILLIAMS. Fairchild was born March 12, 1877 in Arkansas and came to Oklahoma (blurred print) first in Sulphur, then Palmer and resided in the Pontotoc County for 44 years. He operated a general store for 45 years. He was a member of the Dolberg Baptist Church. He passed away at DeLay hospital on Wednesday, Oct. 27, after several weeks illness, suffering from a heart ailment. Fairchild is survived by one daughter, Mrs. HAZEL BULLOCK of Dallas; two sons, L. E. FAIRCHILD and L. D. FAIRCHILD, both of Roff; three grandsons, STANLEY BULLOCK of Dallas, JIMMIE and PHILLIP FAIRCHILD, both of Roff; four brothers, two sisters, one of whom is Mrs. J. R. MANNING of Sulphur.
Funeral services for ERMINA LORENE PRIDDY, two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. PRIDDY of Jamestown, North Dakota, formerly of Sulphur, were held at the Dunn funeral home chapel Monday, Nov. 1, with Rev. JOHN BORYK in charge. Pallbearers: ED MANOU, V. A. HETZLER, L. D. DRAKE and HOMER MOORE. Interment was in Oaklawn cemetery. Ermina Lovene was born June 17, 1946 in Sulphur. The family recently moved to Jamestown, N. D., where her father is in the building profession. She passed away Friday, Oct. 29, in a Jamestown hospital following an operation. Besides her parents, the family includes her maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. JESS CALDWELL of Sulphur and her paternal grandmother Mrs. LILLIE PRIFFY of Colorado City, some uncles and aunts.
Funeral services for RICHARD ‘DICK’ ROSE, age 53, were held Saturday, Oct. 30, at Hickory with Rev. AARON COTTLE of Sulphur officiating. Pallbearers: PAUL HEUATT, LON GATLIN, THEO ALLEN, J. P. SOUTH, SOL STIDHAM, and ELMER F. GERTH. Burial in the Hickory cemetery arranged by the Primrose funeral home of Norman. Rose was born July 24, 1895 in Sulphur. Rose passed away at Norman on Oct. 28, but his home was in Talihina. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. JENIE HAMPTON of Los Angeles, California, and Mrs. SYLVIA ROSE STONE of San Diego, Calif. Mrs. Stone was unable to attend the services. Other relatives who attended: Mrs. JESSIE RILEY and Mrs. MARTHA SHORT of Marietta; Mr. and Mrs. FRANCIS DIXON, JIM ROSE, Misses GOLDIE and LULA UMPHREY, all of Oklahoma City, Mrs. CARRIE THORNTON and Mr. and Mrs. BOB THORNTON of Centrelhoma(?), Okla.
Thursday, November 11, 1948
Memorial Rites for Lt. Allen Hathaway
Memorial services for First Lieutenant ALLEN LEE HATHAWAY were held at the Baptist Church at Roff Tuesday, Nov. 9, with Rev. Cook in charge. Pallbearers were members of the old National Guard unit. Burial was in East Hill cemetery at Roff arranged by Dunn funeral home. Hathaway, age 21, was born Feb. 6, 1923, in Ada. His early life was spent in Ada and Roff. He was an Eagle Scout, entered the National Guard as a private and was a first lieutenant when he was killed in battle in France on Nov. 18, 1944. He won the Air Medal with Oak Leaf clusters. He was a member of the Baptist Church. The family includes his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. HATHAWAY of Roff; one brother W. V. HATHAWAY of Roff; a sister Mrs. D. M. SODDUTH of Buckeye, Arizona; and a grandfather, W. V. SMITH of Borger, Texas.
Final rites for LOUIS H. ROBBG, age 79, of Sulphur were held at the Dunn funeral home chapel Saturday, Nov. 6, with Rev. JACK CHAFFIN officiating. Pallbearers: ALPHA KAHLOR, J. W. MOON, CLYDE BELLAMY, JOHN STEPHENS, BRYAN STEPHENS, and IRA STEPHENS. Interment was in the Drake cemetery. Robb was born Jan. 2, 1869 in Van Buren, Arkansas, and came to this county over 50 years ago. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Church of Christ. He passed away Nov. 5 at the DeLay cemetery. He is survived by seven nieces including, Mrs. FLOYD STEPHENS of Sulphur and Mrs. LULA MANN of Davis; and five nephews, including BUSTER ROFF of Sulphur.
Search for Davis Vet
An organized search for JOE MILLARD GRAHAM, age 54, disabled World War I veteran, who disappeared from his home in Davis Wednesday afternoon of last week, are being carried on in the Davis area.
Thursday, November 18, 1948
Pvt. L. W. Neal
A military reburial for Pvt. LUCIUS WELTON NEAL, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. NEAL of Sulphur, was held at the American Legion hut in Sulphur Wednesday, Nov. 17. Rev. JAMES HOUSE, Baptist minister, officiated. Pallbearers: BOBBY ALLEN, J. D. BADGETT, WAYNE CRAIG, JUNIOR COLLINS, R. J. HARRIS, PAUL HEAUETT, LADEE JOHNSON and HUBERT LITTLE. Military honors by members of the Platt National Park American Legion were at the graveside at Oaklawn cemetery arranged by Danner funeral home. Pvt. Neal was born Dec. 9, 1923 near Sulphur, attended grade school at Fletcher and Hickory. After graduating in May 1944 from Hickory high school, he went into the infantry division of the U. S. Army in July 1944. After training, his company was sent overseas to France. Pvt. Neal was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds received in action on Jan. 30, 1945 at Belgium. After three weeks of hospitalization, he was again sent to the front lines until he was killed in action in Germany on March 29, 1945. … Survivors include his parents, one brother JOHN L. NAL of Ontario, Calif., and three sisters, CORA LEE, WILMA and BETTY JEAN NEAL all of Sulphur.
Brother Takes Over Interest in Williams Hardware
FRED WILLIAMS, recently of Phoenix, Arizona, is taking over the interests of his brother, MACE WILLIAMS, in the Williams Hardware and Furniture Store, and also of his filling the position vacated by his brother when he went to the Sulphur post office as postmaster. Fred Williams graduated from Sulphur high school in 1933. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Williams have two children, JANA SUE and SHERRILL LYN, age 4 and 10.
Thursday, November 25, 1948
Services for Roff Pioneer
Final services for ELI S. SUMMERS, pioneer resident of the Roff community, were held at Lightning Ridge Friday, Nov. 19, with Rev. A. L. OLIVER of the Roff Methodist Church officiating. Interment was in the Hart cemetery arranged by Danner funeral home. Summers, age 65, was born April 28, 1883 in Texas and resided in the Roff community for 55 years, moving there at age of 10. He passed away Thursday, Nov. 18 at thefamily home, Route 2 of Roff, cerebral hemorrhage. Summers was the wife of Mrs. PEAL/PEARL SUMMERS of the home; father of LLOYD SUMMERS, Mrs. LILLIE TALVIN, Mrs. BESSIE TAYLOR, AMOS SUMMERS, FRED SUMMERS, SIMPSON SUMMERS, IMOGENE SUMMERS, ALMA SUMMERS, WILLA DEAN SUMMERS, PATSY MAE SUMMERS, DELNA SUMMERS, all of Roff, Mrs. MODELL VANDEVER of Wellington, California; and Mrs. BERTHA MOORE and WANDA SUMMERS both of Stratford; and brother of JAMES SUMMERS, Mrs. SARAH KING, and RUTH SUMMERS all of Roff, and OSCAR SUMMERS of Stratford.
Rites for Former City Woman
Funeral services for Mrs. MAY WORLEY, age 73, of Asher, formerly of Sulphur, were held at the Dunn funeral home chapel Sunday afternoon with interment at the Whitebead cemetery. Mrs. Worley passed away Thursday of last week at a Shawnee cemetery following a long illness. Mrs. Worley was born at Rocky Ford, Mississippi, Aug. 7, 1875 and left Mississippi with her family when she was ten years old. Most of her life was spent in the Whitebead community. She lived in Sulphur many years then moved to Asher three years ago. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Her husband, D. H. WORLEY, of Asher and one sister Mrs. MOLLY MONTGOMERY of Oklahoma City survive her.
Thursday, December 2, 1948
World War II Veteran Died
FLOYD EUGENE HOPKINS, World War II, veteran passed away at the Oklahoma State Veterans hospital here on Saturday, Nov. 27. The body was taken to Miami, Oklahoma for services. Hopkins was born May 29, 1926 in Fairland, Okla., and spent his early life in Ottawa County. He was a patient at the Veterans hospital here for 218 days prior to his death.
Funeral rites for Mrs. ELSIE WORSTELL, age 51, of Sulphur, were held at the Freewill Baptist Church Friday, Nov. 26, with Rev. U. V. WOODS in charge, assisted by Rev. A. W. HEARRON. Pallbearers: M. A. GRIDER, VANCE NICHOLS, CLAYTON WOLF, TRICE BIRCH, VICK THRESHER, and Rev. LEWIS. Burial in the Oaklawn cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home. Mrs. Worstell was born Dec. 18, 1897 north of Sulphur and spent her early life in Sulphur, moving later to Asher, where she lived until 1928, when she moved to Sulphur. She was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She had been ill several months at her home, 1202 West 14th St., Wednesday, Nov. 24. The family includes her husband, A. L. WORSTELL, of Sulphur; two daughters, Mrs. ALFRED WILKINS and MARGIE WORSTELL, one son DOYLE WORSTELL; (blurred print) brothers, including E. J. HOWETH of Sulphur and three sisters.
Rites for J. M. Gibson
Final services for JOHN MONROE GIBSON of Oklahoma City were held Sunday afternoon, Nov. 28, at the Dunn funeral home chapel with Rev. FRED STOLZ of the First Methodist Church officiating. Interment was in the Oaklawn cemetery. Gibson was born Jan. 11, 1875 in Arkansas and spent his early life at Mena, Arkansas, moving to Oklahoma in 1906. He lived in Sulphur several years and spent his last year at the home of his daughter, Mrs. CLYDA ROGERS in Oklahoma City. He was preceded in death by his wife, MATILDA GIBSON, in July 5, 1947. He passed away Friday, Nov. 26 in Oklahoma City. The family includes one son, FRED GIBSON of Oakland, California; his daughter Mrs. CLYDA ROGERS of Oklahoma City; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Thursday, December 9, 1948
Three Men, Girl Held in Kidnap-Extortion Case
Four people, three man and a 17 year old girl, were held in the county jail, charged with kidnapping for purpose of extortion. The charges grew out of a series of incidences Saturday night and early Sunday, in which CONNIE WORLEY, age 35, of Sulphur, was severely beaten and taken on a ride for three hours in the Davis vicinity, finally escaping his captors. The four arrested: WATLER PERRY, age 37, of Wynnewood, HALIS MCCRAY age 37 of Wynnewood, JOE WHEELER ALEXANDER age 38 of Sulphur and JUDY HALL age 17 of Oklahoma City.
Pioneer Merchant Laid to Rest
Final respects were paid here Saturday, Dec. 4, to CHARLES FRANCIS HOWE, pioneer Nebo merchant, at services held from the First Christian Church, which he helped to found, with Rev. JAMES MICHAEL of the First Christian Church officiating. Active pallbearers: JAKE KIRBY, SILAS KIRBY, JIM MANN, BERT JOHNSON, DAVE THOMASSON, and REECE HALE. … Burial was in the Oaklawn cemetery by Dunn funeral home. Howe, born Aug. 1, 1877, in Missouri, spent his early life there, moving to Oklahoma in 1889. He first lived at Orlando, moving to Murray County in 1903. He lived in Sulphur until 1917 where he was in postal service for 11 years. He then moved to the Nebo community where he and Mrs. Nebo operated a grocery store. He was a member of the First Christian Church. He passed away at his home in the Nebo community on Friday, Dec. 3, after several months illness. The family includes his wife, Mrs. MYRTLE HOWE; one daughter, Mrs. CATHRYN MANN of Nebo; four sons, JAMES and BAILEY HOWE both of Sulphur, ARTHUR and FRANCIS HOWE both of Nebo; one foster son, J. E. PARKER, of Post, Texas; 16 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; two sisters Mrs. FRED HYSELL of Sulphur and Mrs. EUNICE OGLE of Haskell; and one brother W. H. HOWE of Phoenix, Arizona.
Reburial rites for Pvt. FRANCES EUGENE HOOKS, son of Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES HOOKS of Hickory, were held at the Baptist Church at Roff Friday of last week. Interment was in the Roff cemetery arranged by Danner funeral home. Pvt. Hooks was killed in action in the Italian campaign on Jan. 14,1945. He is survived by his parents; five brothers and sisters, JOCLETA HOOKS, GAYLON HOOKS, WAYNE HOOKS and LOWELL HOOKS, all of the home; and NOAL/NOEL/NOAH HOOKS of Chowchilla, California.
Final rites for Mrs. FLORA EUGENIA LUTTS, age 77, of Sulphur, were held Friday, Dec. 3 at the Dunn funeral home chapel with Rev. CHARLES MYERS of the First Baptist Church officiating. Interment was in the Oaklawn cemetery. Mrs. Lutts was born July 13, 1871 in Tennessee and moved to Texas at an early age, where she lived at Hillsboro. She came to this community over 40 years ago. She was preceded in death by her husband in May 1945. Mrs. Lutts was a member of the First Baptist Church. She passed away Thursday, Dec. 2, after a long illness. The family includes two daughters, Mrs. MAMIE DOWLING and Mrs. PEARL DAUGHERTY, both of Sulphur; one son, J. E. LUTTS of Sulphur; a sister Miss JOSIE NORTHCUTT of Sulphur, 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Rites for Katy Man
JOSEPH S. GARRETT, age 78, of Katy, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 8, at his home, following a long illness. Services were held at the Methodist Church at Katy Thursday, Dec. 9, with Rev. C. R. CARNES of Oklahoma City officiating. Burial in the Katy cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home. Garrett was born March 19, 1870 in Tennessee where he spent his early life, then moved to Terrell, Texas, moving to Wynnewood area about 45 years ago. He lived at Katy over 30 years. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. MARY GARRETT; two daughters Mrs. GLADYS CHRISTIAN and Mrs. CORA TEEL of Elmore City; two sons, CLARENCE GARRETT and OSCAR PERNELL, both of Elmore City; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Mill Creek Man Succumbs
JOE CAIN passed away at his home in Mill Creek, Wednesday, Dec. 1, following a heart attack. Funeral services were held at Troy, Saturday, Dec. 4, with Rev. JOE KIRK officiating. Burial was in the Troy cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home. Cain was 79 years old and lived around Mill Creek for the past 25 years. He had no survivors.
Thursday, December 16, 1948
Rites for Cozad Infant
PATRICK COZAD, new born son of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. COZAD of Sulphur, passed away at the DeLay hospital Wednesday, Dec. 8, four hours after birth. Committal services were held at the Oaklawn cemetery on Thursday, Dec. 9. With Rev. CHARLES MYERS of the First Baptist Church officiating. Danner funeral home had charge.
Thursday, December 23, 1948
Pioneer Editor Died at Caddo
GUY A. CROSSETT, pioneer Oklahoma publisher and brother of FAYE CROSSETT, publisher of the Davis News, passed away at his home at Caddo. Dec. 16. He recently underwent an operation in an Ada hospital. He bought the Caddo Herald in 1899 and continued to operate it until his retirement recently. The Bryan County paper was founded in 1889. In 1933 Crossett was named relief superintendent for Woodward County by Gove. Murray. Crossett is survived by his wife, one son GUY G. CROSSETT of McAlester and two daughters Mrs. FAY HARDY of Laverne, and Mrs. JANICE BATES of Los Angeles, California.
Rites for BARBARA SUE JAYNES
Final services for BARBARA SUE JAYNES, age 12, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. RANDAL JAYNES of 1400 Division, Sulphur, were held at the Danner funeral home chapel on Sunday, Dec. 19. Rev. FRED STOLZ of the First Methodist Church officiated. Pallbearers were her five uncles and one cousin, SISCO JAYNES, ROY JAYNES, HAROLD LANNOM, BILL LANNUM, DEE LANNOM and JERRY DON LANNOM. Burial was in the Oaklawn cemetery. Barbara Sue was born June 8, 1936 at Pocasset and moved to Sulphur with her parents at age of four years. She was a student at Washington Grade School five years. She was ill two years and passed away at DeLay hospital Friday, Dec. 17. The family includes her parents, two grandmothers and one grandfather, Mr. and Mrs. A. R. LANNOM and Mrs. JALI JAYNES; one great-grandmother, Mrs. NANCY LEVISAY, all of Sulphur; five uncles, SISCO JAYNES of Lawton, ROY JAYNES, HAROLD JAYNES, BILL LANNOM and DEE LANNOM, all of Sulphur and one aunt, Mrs. TOBE STEWART of Chickasha.
Last Rites for J. C. Molder
J. C. MOLDER, age 56, well known Sulphur insurance man, passed away at Oklahoma State Veterans Hospital of Sulphur, last Friday following a heart attack in which he was stricken earlier in the evening at his home, 1318 West First. Funeral services at the Presbyterian church were held Sunday afternoon with Dr. CHARLES MYERS of the First Baptist Church officiating. Burial was at the Meeker cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home. Pallbearers: WILKES MOUNTFORD, JOHN STEPHENS, PAUL GOFFE, DAVID WENNER, L. D. DUKE, and JOHN C. POWELL. Honorary pallbearers includes elders of the Presbyterian church and members of the Sulphur Rotary Club. Molder came to Sulphur in 1935 and engaged in the insurance business here. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. KLARIS MOLDER; one daughter Mrs. HAZEL DUNCAN of Oklahoma City; a grandson, DANNY DUNCAN of Oklahoma City; his father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. MOLDER of Meeker; two brothers, HORACE MOLDER of Holdenville and MARVIN MOLDER of Piedmont, Texas; He was born Nov. 15, 1892 at Shelbyville, Tennessee. At age of three, he moved with his family to Bonham, Texas, then to Meeker, Oklahoma in 1905. He lived at Meeker until moving to Sulphur in 1935. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, the Sulphur Masonic lodge; the American Legion and the Sulphur Chamber of Commerce, an elder in the church, and an officer in the Sunday School, and served as secretary of the Sulphur Rotary Club. Mr. Molder had been in failing health for some time.
Mrs. SARAH MARSAHLL, pioneer of Sulphur, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 21, at DeLay hospital. Funeral services will be held at the Danner funeral home chapel Thursday, Dec. 23, with Rev. JACK CHAFFIN officiating. Interment will be in Oaklawn cemetery. Mrs. Marshall was born March 18, 1876 in Paris, Texas, and resided in Sulphur about 43 years. Her home was at 1108 West Ardmore. She is survived by a cousin, W. N. BYARS, of Paris, Texas.
Thursday, December 30, 1948
Final rites for WALTON LEE MCRAVIN of Hinton were held at the Lone Cedar cemetery on Monday, Dec. 27, with Rev. I. Q. SCHWANDT of Tishomingo officiating. Pallbearers were members of the American Legion post at Ardmore. Interment in the Lone Cedar cemetery arranged by Danner funeral home. McRavin, age 26, passed away at the Oklahoma State Veterans Hospital in Sulphur on Saturday, Dec. 25, of pulmonary tuberculosis. McRavin is the husband of Mrs. DELMA MCRAVIN of Hinton; father of ALVIN LEE MCRAVIN of Hinton; son of Mrs. MINNIE DAVIS of Hollis; brother of WILLIAM MCRAVIN and HASKELL MCRAVIN both of Eunice, New Mexico; Mrs. THOMAS MOORE of Era, Texas, Mrs. THOMAS MOON of Gould, and half-brother of CHARLES JERRY and DOROTHY DAVIS all of Hollis.
Funeral services for Mrs. STELLA STAPP, pioneer Mill Creek resident, were held from the Mill Creek Methodist Church Wednesday, Dec. 29, with Rev. JOE KIRK officiating. Interment was in the Mill Creek cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home. Mrs. Stapp was born in Wisconsin and passed away Tuesday, Dec. 28, at age of 82, in Ravia, following a long illness. She came to Mill Creek before statehood and was the widow of Dr. J. M. STAPP, pioneer dentist, who preceded her in death in 1943. She was a member of the Methodist church. She is survived by no immediate family other than a (blurred print) RAY HALN(blurred print) of Oklahoma City.