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Obits Jan.-Feb. 1944 Healdton Herald
Posted by: Nita (ID *****6995) Date: May 09, 2011 at 05:05:09
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The Healdton Herald
Healdton, Carter Co., Oklahoma

Thursday, January 13, 1944

Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church Wednesday for WILLIAM ARTHUR DELANO, who resided northwest of town. He succumbed to a heart attack late Saturday afternoon as he was attempting to push his stalled car on the highway. Rev. O. HAMBLEN of the church conducted the services with burial at Mt. Olive cemetery. William Arthur Delano was born at Prairie Grove, Arkansas, Jan. 19, 1887 and died Jan. 8, 19144. He had resided northwest of Healdton where he engaged in farming many years. Surviving are his companion and two sons, OLAN, a gauger for Bell Oil Co., and another son employed in the oil fields in Illinois.

Thursday, January 20, 1944

Mrs. Frances Beavers
Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church in Wilson Tuesday for Mrs. FRANCES BEAVERS, who passed away at Conway Springs, Arkansas, Sunday, where she was visiting. Rev. TOM SPENCE of the church officiated with burial at Rose Hill cemetery in Ardmore, by the side of her companion who preceded her in death. Mrs. Beavers had been ill a short time and was 84 years old. She is survived by five sons, four daughters, including Mrs. C. F. REAMS, and grandchildren. Her home was formerly in Wilson. Her daughter Mrs. Reams came from Oklahoma City, where she is employed in defense work, to attend the funeral.

Cpl. CARL HAWKINS Killed in Action
Mrs. A. N. HAWKINS of Wirt received word that her son, Cpl. CARL HAWKINS, was killed in action, Dec. 27, in the Mediterranean area. His wife, the former Miss BERNICE SOUTHERLAND, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. FRED SOUTHERLAND of Yuma, Arizona, formerly of Healdton, is staying with her parents at Yuma. They have one child, CARL Jr. 19 months old. Hawkins is one of four sons of Mrs. A. N. Hawkins, who are in the service. Two are in the Army and Air Corps and one in Navy. Young Hawkins was a member of the original National Guard Unit here. He is survived by his mother, his wife, one son, one sister Mrs. CARL SMITH, and five brothers.

Funeral services for Miss Myrtle Sparrow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. SPARROW, were held at the East Healdton Church of Christ Thursday afternoon, conducted by TOM E. SMITH of the church. Flower bearers were Mrs. OLIVER STEPHENS, Mrs. W. L. HAGAN, and Misses KORENE MILNER, GEORGEEN BUCHER and LOUISE WATSON. Burial was in Mt. Olive cemetery. Miss Myrtle Sparrow was born at Wirt, 25 years ago. She was reared in this community. She attended church regularly at the East Healdton Church of Christ.

Funeral services were held at the Belleville cemetery near Courtney Flats, Wednesday, for NICK LEWIS, a resident of this community many years, who died suddenly from a heart attack at the home of Mr. and Mrs. CULBRETH in east Healdton Monday morning. He had been ill for some time. Lewis was born in Missouri, Dec. 15, 1865. He married Miss BETTY HOUSTON in 1893 and of their five children, the following are living, JOHN THOMAS LEWIS in Texas, ROBERT AARON LEWIS of Okarche, and C.C. LEWIS of Duncan. There are eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. His wife died in 1929 and is buried at Belleville. He settled at Courtney Flats in 1894 and had lived in Healdton since 1927.

Thursday, January 27, 1944

Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church Tuesday for ALBERT ROLAND SPRINGER, a Healdton resident since 1918, who died in an Ardmore hospital Sunday night, following a brain hemorrhage suffered sometime Saturday. He was found unconscious at his home and rushed to the hospital. Rev. J. O. PETERSON of the church conducted the services with Mrs. C. W. HENSON, N. L. GRAVES, A. J. SUTHERLAND and E. L. DAWSON singing request numbers. Pallbearers: W. D. SIMMONS, LEO SKINNER, O. C. MATTHEWS, J. W. BALES, CLABE MORRIS, and JOE PATRICK. Collier Bros. had charge. Albert Roland Springer was born in Austria 76 years ago. He came to Healdton in 1918 and was employed by Shell Oil Col for years, but was employed by the government during World War I. He retired from the company later. Surviving are a brother NICK SPRINGER of Gainesville, Texas, who came when he became ill. W. R. EPPINGER of Ardmore, a life long friend, attended the funeral.

Thursday, February 3, 1944

Funeral services were held at the Church of Christ in Marietta, Wednesday, for Mrs. Drusilla Riley, 86, mother of G. W. ‘DOC’ RILEY and Mrs. BAILEY SMITH. Mrs. Riley died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. MOLLIE EVANS at Greenville near Marietta. She had been in declining health for some time. GORDON TEEL, minister in the Marietta Church of Christ, conducted the services with burial at Lakeview cemetery. Mrs. Riley was preceded in death by her husband. Surviving are the children, Mrs. Evans of near Marietta, Mrs. JOHN MORGAN of Thackerville, Mrs. BAILEY SMITH and G. D. RILEY of Ranger, Texas, and G. W. RILEY of Oklahoma City. KING RILEY, a grandson, who lives in east Texas, attended the funeral.

Mr. and Mrs. W. C. NELSON, Mr. and Mrs. NAT COULTER, Mrs. J. C. FULLER, Mrs. ROBERT WEST, SAM RODGERS, and H. C. GULLEDGE attended the funeral of Mrs. JAMES A. LAMB, 81, Ardmore pioneer resident, and mother of HARRY LAMB, formerly superintendent of Magnolia Production Dept. here, in Ardmore, Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Lamb died from a heart attack late Monday. Her husband died in October 1936 and is buried at Ardmore. Harry Lamb came from Shreveport, Louisiana, to attend the funeral.

Funeral services are being held this afternoon at the First Baptist Church at Edmond for Mrs. E. L. Cantrell, wife of a prominent state educator, and sister-in-law of Dr. D. E. CANTRELL Sr. of Healdton. She died suddenly of a heart attack. Her husband served as superintendent of schools at Zaneis and Wilson prior to moving to Edmond where he is a member of the faculty of Central State Teachers College. Burial will be at the old home at Van Alstyne, Texas. Attending from Healdton were Dr. Cantrell, Mrs. R. M. MASSAD, Mr. and Mrs. REYNOLDS CANTRELL, and Dr. EMMA JEAN CANTRELL.

Funeral services were held at the Freewill Baptist Church at Clemscot Friday for Mrs. MARY PHILLIPS DYER, 93, mother of ALLEN DYER, employee of Magnolia Oil Co., who resides at Clemscot. Mrs. Dyer’s death occurred within three months of her husband’s death. Rev. J. O. HUDSON of the church conducted services with burial in the Graham cemetery. Pallbearers were three grandson, LEONARD DYER, CLAY CHILDRESS, and OLAY DYER, and JOHN HISSOM, JOHN BULL and LOY WYNN. Mrs. Dyer had lived in Clemscot community for 18 years and was a member of the Baptist Church since early in her life. She is survived by one son ALLEN DYER of Clemscot, at whose home she died, a brother JOHN PHILLIPS of Moran, Texas, and 12 grandchildren.

Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES CROW of Graham announce the marriage of their daughter Miss LORETTA CROW to Pvt. HASKELL KITE of Ada, on Jan. 15 in Ardmore. She is a graduate of Graham high school and was employed in Kenyon Auto Supply Store in Ardmore. He is a graduate of Vanoss high school in Pontotoc County and enlisted in the Army in August 1942, serving overseas at New Caledonia and Guadacanal theatres with the 182nd Infantry. He was wounded and sent to Fiji, later evacuated and discharged from the army hospital at Walla Walla, Washington. He will report to Camp Cook, California.

Mr. and Mrs. GUY OLIVER announce the engagement of their daughter Miss LIOTA OLIVER to Naval Cadet ROBERT PROROK of Chicago, Illinois. He will be commissioned as ensign in April

Mr. and Mrs. C. A. BURRIS announce the marriage of their daughetr Miss PERMELIA BURRIS to FRANK MCKENZIE of Tulsa at Claremore, Jan. 1y6. She is a 1943 graduate of Dundee high school and employed at Douglas Plant at Tulsa. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. MCKENZIE of Tulsa, graduate of Tulsa high school and excellent musician. He served in the armed forces for two years, receiving a medical discharge. He is employed at the Douglas plant.

Thursday, February 17, 1944

Mother of Bob Davie
Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church at Wilson Monday for Grandmother Davie, mother of Bob Davie, employee of the Magnolia Production Dept., who died at the home of her son in Wilson during the weekend. Rev. J. TOM SPENCE of the church conducted the services, assisted by Rev. O. HAMBLEN of the Healdton First Baptist. Burial was in Keller cemetery.

Death of Kin in St. Louis
Mrs. L. FRONTERHOUSE received word of the death of the husband of a granddaughter, J. J. GILMORE, in a St. Louis, Missouri, hospital, Sunday night, following an appendectomy. Mrs. Gilmore is the former Miss FREDA HIGHT, daughter of Mrs. LENA HIGHT at Fort Worth, Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Gilmore had married since last June.

Confirmation of the death of T. L. LUCAS, recently reported killed in action recently, was received here this week by relatives. His mother lives at Dundee and he has a sister living in Healdton, Mrs. BUDDY HOGUE. He is also a brother of MERLE LUCAS, at Durant, formerly of Healdton. His wife and child are residing in California.

Mr. and Mrs. H. T. KYKER, of Ringling, well known here, received word Feb. 10 from the War Dept. that their son, Cpl. JAMES KYKER, 20, U. S. Army Air Force Ground School stationed in England, died from an attack of meningitis. He is survived by his wife and baby son who reside in Ringling, his parents, three sisters and a brother. He had been overseas since August. He was employed here by the Ice Service, of which his father was manager in early part of 1933. Mrs. HERMAN CONNELL, a sister, lives in Healdton.

Muskogee Man Killed Near Lone Grove
WALTER J. KLINE, 47, an Muskogee insurance dealer, was killed instantly at Lone Grove Wednesday afternoon when the car he was driving collided with a Santa Fe freight train during a heavy drizzle.

Thursday, February 24, 1944

Pioneer Healdton Resident
Funeral services are being held this afternoon at the West Main Church of Christ for HENRY HANKINS, 84, pioneer of Healdton who resided here before New Healdton was established. Mr. Hankins, known as ‘Uncle Henry’ is well known, having sold eggs to merchants and townspeople for years. He died shortly after midnight Tuesday, after a lingering illness. He resided with a foster son, ELDRED YBLOOD and Mrs. Yblood. C. C. TRENT of the Wilson Church of Christ is conducting the services with burial by the side of his wife at the Mt. Olive cemetery. Mr. Hankins was a devoted member of the West Main Church of Christ. Surviving are two foster children, Mrs. VERNON JOHNSON of Guthrie and ELDRED YBLOOD of Healdton.

Mother of Mrs. Mauldin Dies in Georgia
Mrs. J. MAULDIN and sons CALVIN and CLINTON and her brother attended the funeral of Mrs. Mauldin’s mother Mrs. TILDA PICKELSIMER in Cummings, Georgia Monday. Mrs. Pickeksimer was 79 years old and a pioneer resident of that community. She succumbed to a heart attack. Funeral services were held at Cold Mountain, Georgia, Baptist church. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. J. B. MAULDIN of Healdton, and six sons of whom, HOMER PICKELSIMER, resides at Fox.

ELMER LEAF Killed in Oilfield Accident
ELMER LEAF, 28 years an employee of Fox Rig Co., was killed in an oilfield accident in Kentucky. Mr. Leaf had been living in Carmi, Illinois but was working in Kentucky at time of accident. His daughter, Mrs. CHARLES CRABTREE, who lives here with her mother at the Central Hotel, and CHESTER LEAF, employee of the Oklahoma Publishing Co. at Oklahoma City, left to bring the body to Ringling for burial. Funeral services will probably be at the First Baptist Church in Ringling Friday afternoon with burial in Ringling by the side of other relatives. ELMER LEAF was 56 years old and spent most of his life in southern Oklahoma, living in Healdton, where his son and daughter graduated from high school. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are Mrs. Crabtree and Chester Leaf, a sister Mrs. ELIZA NEEDHAM of New Mexico; three brothers, TOM LEAF of Ringling, CLEM and JOHN LEAF of New Mexico, and three grandchildren.

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