The Healdton Herald
Healdton, Carter Co., Oklahoma
Thursday, January 6, 1949
Mrs. D. E. HARRIS
Funeral services are being held today in the Freewill Baptist Church at Clemscot for Mrs. D. E. HARRIS, age 55, well known resident of the Clemscot community, who died from a stroke suffered in her home Sunday evening. She passed away in the Lindley hospital at Duncan, where she was taken for treatment after the stroke. Rev. J. O. HUDSON of the church will officiate. Burial at Pooleville directed by Bettes funeral home of Healdton. Pallbearers: WELDON COOK, A. J. JONES, ORBIN KEETON, SAMMY BEAIRD, ARTHUR KEETON, and CARMON KEETON. SALLIE MAY HARRIS was born Oct. 11, 1893 and died Jan. 4, 1949. She married D. E. HARRIS on Oct. 13, 1912 at Pooleville. She was a member of the Baptist church at Clemscot and lived many years in the community. Surviving are husband, D. E. HARRIS; sons, ROBERT HARRIS of Graham, BRUCE HARRIS of Ardmore and EVERETT HARRIS of Fort Worth; daughter, Mrs. NITA MAE WARREN of Graham; one sister, Mrs. W. A. SMITH of Healdton; and seven grandchildren.
Pike City Man Claimed by Death
Funeral services were held in the East Healdton Church of Christ Wednesday for WILLIAM SAMUEL MCCOWN, age 78, well known pioneer resident of the Pike City community, who died Monday, Jan. 3, in a Marlow hospital following a stroke he suffered recently. TOM E. SMITH of the church conducted services with burial in the Graham cemetery directed by Bettes funeral home of Healdton. Several songs were sung by a group of singers from the church. Mr. McCown was born Aug. 17, 1872 in Hopkins County, Texas, and lived in the Pike City community for 57 years. He was a member of the Church of Christ for 54 years. He married Miss ROSA LEE CRYER at Graham on Jan. 8, 1898. Survivors include his wife; son HAMPTON MCCOWN of Marlow; daughter Mrs. ALMA CALGER of Pike City; brothers, WADE MCCOWN of Lexington, EDWARD MCCOWN of Woodford, and HENRY CLAY of Los Angeles, California; sister, Mrs. CORA ROBERTSON of Lexington.
Former Local Barber Buried at Ada
Funeral services were held Monday in Ada for EARL F. OTIS, age 64, former Healdton barber, who died January 1. Mr. Otis was a retired barber and was well known here where he lived for many years. Burial was in Memorial Park at Ada. Mr. Otis was born Aug. 28, 1884 in Indiana. He is survived by his wife, KATHRYN; two stepsons, BRINCE MCKELVEY and W. C. MCKELVEY; daughter Mrs. ANNA RUTH FIGLEY of Denver City, Texas; sister Mrs. ROY IRELAND and a brother GLENN OTIS.
Parents of Mrs. J. J. ASHLEY Killed in Collision
Friends of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. ASHLEY here regret the death of Mrs. Ashley’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. LITTRELL of Weleetka, who were seriously injured in a collision near Weleetka Monday evening. The accident occurred as they were en route home from town. Funeral services will be held in the First Baptist Church there Saturday. Mrs. Littrell died Tuesday and Mr. Littrell died Wednesday.
BILLIE K. GUERIN with Eighth Army in Japan
With the Eighth Army near Sendai, Japan, Private First Class BILLIE K. GUERIN, young paratrooper from Fort Worth, is currently serving with the occupation forces in northern Honshu, Japan, as a member of the 127th Airborne Engineering Battalion, part of the 11th Airborne Division. He is the son of Mrs. ETHEL GUERIN / GEURIN of 1321 Oakview St. in Fort Worth, Texas. … Prior to entering the army, Pfc. Guerin / Geurin owned his own leather shop and made boots and saddles. He plans to return to his former occupation after his discharge.
JOHN STOKER Got His Deer
While their son, REGINAL / REGINALD STOKER and his family were here for the holidays, JOHN STOKER and Reginald enjoined a deer hunt in south Texas. John Stoker returned home with a seven point buck as evidence of his luck on the trip. Reginald, wife and two children, JOHN KNOX and RUSSELL DEAN, returned home.
ELMER PLEMMONS, son of Mrs. ELSIE PLEMMONS of Healdton, was married to Mrs. SYLVIA H. ALONGE, Saturday, Jan. 1, in the home of R. W. GUYMON, minister in the West Main Church of Christ. Mr. Guymon performed the double ring ceremony. Mr. Plemmons was employed in oilfield work in South America until he returned recently.
Honoring her daughter, GWENDOLIN JEAN, for her 12th birthday, her mother, Mrs. O. B. MORRIS of 303 Gilmer, entertained with a party in her home. Attending: ROBERTA FAIN, EDNA BUTLER, NOFFIE MCCLANAHAN, NELLIE FAY ELMORE, TERRY ASHLEY, CAROLYN COLEMAN, BARBARA BENNETT, PATSY RENEAU, LEON PANICK, ERNEST BRAY, RONNY FORE, JOHN MCCONNELL, JERRY DICKSON, JAMES CARSON, PHYLLIS JANE MORRIS and the honoree.
Miss TOMMYE JO DAVIS, student at Oklahoma A. & M., spent the holidays with her mother, Mrs. M. M. DAVIS. Mr. and Mrs. TOM CORR and son EDMOND were also guests of Mrs. Davis. While here the Corrs and Tommye Jo attended the Delta Bowl games at Memphis, Tenn. In which A.& M. played.
New Year’s guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN STOKER were Mrs. Stoker’s mother, Mrs. LINA COPE of Oklahoma City; sister-in-law, Mrs. EDDIE COPE and daughter CAROL COPE of Oklahoma City; a sister and family, Mr. and Mrs. D. L. ORME and daughter JOAN of Wichita Falls, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. SEWELL of Ardmore, Mr. and Mrs. ED BULLARD and her mother, Mrs. POLLARD, of Ardmore.
Mrs. W. D. GRISHAM recovered from three weeks illness from flu. Her brothers, CLAUDE HOLDEN, county commissioner from District 1, and OTT HOLDEN, veteran Ardmore policeman, have also been seriously ill. Claude Holden has been kept under an oxygen tent in an Oklahoma City hospital and Ott Holden has been ill, off his job for two months.
Mrs. B. B. MITCHELL had as guests, her husband who is working in Buffalo, Wyoming, her daughter, MARIANN and friend TOM BRYANT of Ponca City.
Mrs. JOHN H. CRAFTE, mother of Mrs. HARRELL DICKINSON, had an operation at Wichita Falls. Mrs. Dickinson has been with her mother.
Misses DORRIS and DORTHA ATTEBERRY came home from Oklahoma City, where they are taking nurse training at University Hospital, to spent the holidays with their parents.
R. O. STONECIPER and VIVA JEAN and R. O. Jr. spent Christmas Day at Pauls Valley as guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. HINCHEY. Miss LAKETTA HINCHEY returned home with them to visit here.
Dr. STELLA EDWARDS of Cedarville, Kentucky, visited her sister and brother-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. E. R. BARKER, who observed their 20th wedding anniversary Jan. 2.
Mr. and Mrs. CLYDE SMITH announce the birth of a 7 ½ lb. son born Dec. 23 at Hardy sanitarium in Ardmore. Mr. and Mrs. EDSON SMITH of North Baltimore, Ohio, are grandparents.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. ERVIN and EMMA JEAN and Mr. and Mrs. BURL ERVIN were holiday visitors at Zanesville, Ohio, where they visited Mrs. Burl Ervin’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. PRYOR.
Mr. and Mrs. MERLIN BLACK visited his brother, D. J. BLACK, at Hutchinson, Kansas.
BRISTOW CARTER, student at A. & M., visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. M. CARTER.
Mrs. JEFF COPELAND of Wolfe City, Texas, visited her mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. TOM BALLEW.
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. WHITE of 616 W. Main had as guests Mr. and Mrs. PAUL RUTLEDGE and daughter PAULETTE of San Antonio, Texas.
FORREST THOMAS, JAMES THOMAS, J. E. KENDRICK, HARVEY HUTCHISON and RICHARD FRONTERHOUSE attended the Sugar Bowl game at New Orleans.
Mrs. JEWEL BLOCKLINGER returned from a visit with her son, FREDDIE, and her mother-in-law, Mrs. PETERSON, at McAllen, Texas.
Holiday guests in the W. C. BARTON home were Miss PATTY BARTON and ENRIQUE DE VIVERO of Lima, Peru, students at O.U.
Mrs. A. V. WILKINSON returned from Arkansas where she was called by the death of her mother, Mrs. JACKSON. Her father accompanied her home for a visit.
Mr. and Mrs. C. F. DILLINGHAM and DIXIE returned from a visit with Mr. and Mrs. SIDNEY D. MIZZELL, Jr. in Atlanta, Georgia, who had a new daughter, MOLLY, born Dec. 23.
Mrs. George Ford Honored
To honor Mrs. GEORGE FORD, who has moved to the Warren Camp community from Gladewater, Texas, Mrs. BYRON GIST, Mrs. LOWELL TAYLOR, Mrs. H. A. EVERETT, and Mrs. E. E. EVERSOLE entertained with a coffee in the Eversole home Tuesday. Mr. Ford comes to the Warren Petroleum Co. as its superintendent. Attending were Mesdames GOV BRAWLEY, J. C. MAHANA, JACK ENGEL, JOHNNY FISHER, ORB KEETON, R. D. PARRISH, JACK WARD, J. P. TAYLOR, CREEDE SPEAKE, JESS PHIPPS, GEORGE SAVAGE, LYNDELL MCCRORY, TED ALFORD, J. M. DIXON, DEWEY DRURY, J. W. FROST, and Mrs. GEORGE MANN and daughter MARGARET of Maud, Okla.
Mr. and Mrs. LOY WYNN of Pruitt City, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. BADLEY and JOHN and JOAN of Fox, Mr. and Mrs. DUTCH STOCKTON, and Mr. and Mrs. GROVER LYNN were guests in the JACK RABGIE home on 408 South Carter.
Mrs. Dawson Club Hostess
Mrs. R. M. MURPHY was a guest of the Wednesday Club that met at the home of Mrs. W. H. DAWSON. Attending: Mesdames HARRY VEAL, W. H. DAWSON, C. F. DILLINGHAM, W. W. SPARROW, L. B. MASON, W. H. OLIVER, ROY HUNSINGER, S. W. HAMNER, Sr., and W. C. LIDDELL.
Thursday, January 13, 1949
E. F. LUCIUS
The friends of the E. F. LUCIUS family regret the death of Mr. Lucius who was killed by a train in Oklahoma City Monday. Funeral services will be held today in the Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Oklahoma City with burial at Rose Hill cemetery at Ardmore, directed by the Thompson funeral home of Oklahoma city. ELIJAH FERRIS LUCIUS, age 59, was well known here. He had been employed by the Magnolia Pipeline Co. since August 26, 1916. The family resided here many years where their children, ESSIE B., who preceded her father in death, and HILTON were reared. They moved to Oklahoma City years ago and resided in the Capitol Hill section. While then family lived there, they were active in the First Baptist Church, then active in the Capitol Hill Baptist Church. He was a member of the Masonic lodge. Surviving are the wife of the home; son, HILTON of the home, and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held in the First Baptist Church at Loco Friday, for OLE HENRY QUINN, age 58, member of the pioneer Healdton family, who died at his home in Loco Sunday afternoon from a heart attack. Rev. HERBERT G. BARNETT of the Healdton First Baptist Church will conduct the service, assisted by Rev. DRUMGULE of the Loco Baptist Church. Burial in the Loco cemetery directed by Bettes funeral home of Healdton. Pallbearers: BILLY DAIR, TOMMY WILSON, DICK ALEXANDER, K. G. MOORE, ALONZO SUTHERLAND, and R. D. NICKELS.
OLE HENRY QUINN was born in Healdton, June 24, 1890, and died at the family home at Loco, Jan. 9, 1949. He spent his life in western Carter County and in Stephens County. He was a veteran of World War I and was employed by the Magnolia Production dept. at Wirt for some years prior to moving to Loco where he and his wife lived for some years. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. LILLIE QUINN, who is a member of the pioneer HOLDEN family, mother Mrs. LIZZIE QUINN, well known resident of Healdton; brother, E. R. QUINN of McLeansboro, Illinois; sisters, Mrs. BLANCHE PEDEN of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Mrs. CHARLES BURNS of Andrews, Texas and Mrs. LESSIE AMERSON of Gilroy, California. All the family are here for the funeral.
Group Enjoys Reunion
Home for a Christmas reunion in the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. JIM HORN were: Mr. and Mrs. LEE GOLSON and sons of Healdton; Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES WILLIAMS of Wilson, Mrs. GENE PORTER and children of Cleveland; Mr. and Mrs. BILL MILLER and children of Midwest City; Mr. and Mrs. VAIL HORN and children of Randolph Field; T/Sgt and Mrs. HENRY MORGAN of Denver, Colorado; Mr. and Mrs. PAUL RAY of Lindsay; Mr. and Mrs. ELGIN PHILLIPS of Healdton; Mr. and Mrs. HARVE GOLSON of Healdton; JULIAN and JEAN GOLSON of Denton, Texas; SPEEDY WILLIAMS and Mr. and Mrs. HENRY PERKINS of Healdton.
Mr. and Mrs. CLARENCE GOSDIN and GARY moved to the new J. A. WHITLING apartments at 720 ½ West Texas Ave. He is the local manager of the O. G. & E. Co.
Mr. and Mrs. JAMES WADE and Mr. and Mrs. LAMBUTH HILLERY returned from a business trip to Chicago, Ill.
Mrs. FANNIE PERKINS accompanied her granddaughter, Mrs. WILLIS SANDERS, home to Kilgore, Texas. LEROY ZINK and BILLY WILLIAMS took them to Kilgore.
WALTER BOWERS visited his mother, Mrs. GEORGIA CALLEY, who has been ill.
Mr. and Mrs. SAM JONES of Bellville, Kansas, were guests of her sister and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. O. W. BROOKSHIER. They were accompanied home by RANDOL BROOKSHIER who will visit there for a time.
W. L. ALEXANDER was honored for his birthday at Ardmore. Healdton relatives attending: Mr. and Mrs. STEDMAN STARRITT,K Mrs. W. A. REYNOLDS, Mrs. BERTHA CHAPMAN, W. A. REYNOLDS and Miss CATHERINE HODGDEN.
Thursday, January 20, 1949
W. H. PERKINS
Mrs. FANNIE PERKINS and her daughter Mrs. CORDIE WILLIAMS of Healdton, another daughter Mrs. CORA DUFF of El Reno, and Mr. and Mrs. ROE WILLIMAS and Mrs. WILLIS SANDERS, Kilgore, Texas, attended the funeral of Mrs. Perkins’ son, W. H. PERKINS, at Austin, Texas during the weekend. Mr. Perkins passed away at the family home following a lingering illness. He had visited his mother here several times.
Reburial Services for Cpl. JAMES H. KYKER
Funeral services for Cpl. JAMES H. KYKER were held Saturday, Jan. 15, in the First Baptist Church at Ringling. Rev. C. O. BIGBIE of Weleetka delivered the message and was assisted by Rev. JOE MUSIC /MUSICK of Ringling. Collier Bro. funeral home was in charge of burial at the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Ringling. Young Kyker died in Warrington, England, on Feb. 4, 1944, age 20, from meningitis and had served six months in the Air Force before his death. Survivors include his wife, KATHLEEN, son JAMES DAVID, age 5, parents Mr. and Mrs. HENRY KYKER Sr., brother HENRY KYKER Jr., and sisters, BETTY KYKER of Ringling, Miss DOROTHEA KYKER of Shawnee and Mrs. HERMAN CONNEL / CONNELL of Healdton.
Brother of Local Men Buried in New Jersey
BEN CLARK, local barber, JOE CLARK, oil field employee, and their brothers, TROY and VERNON CLARK, of Wilson, left Sunday by automobile for Trenton, N. J. to attend the funeral of their brother, FLOYD CLARK, automobile dealer, who died Saturday at Estero, Florida, following an extensive illness of a heart ailment. Mr. Clark had visited his brothers here on numerous occasions and visited here this past summer. Funeral services were held Wednesday at Trenton, N. J., the former home.
Reburial Service for THOMAS HIGGINS
Military rites will be held today in the Freewill Baptist Church at Clemscot for Sgt. THOMAS HIGGINS, age 22. The body arrived in Ardmore this morning and was brought to the Bettes funeral home at Healdton. Burial will be at Lone Grove with pallbearers from the American Legion Post at Wilson. Firing squad will be national guardsmen from Ardmore. Rev. J. O. HUDSON of the Clemscot church will conduct services. Sgt. Higgins was born July 13, 1922, in Comanche. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. HIGGINS of Clemscot; sister, Mrs. THELMA KNIGHT of Milo, and several uncles and aunts. He was a radio operator of a B-24 and died Dec. 18, 1944 in China. A graduate of the Graham high school class of 1940, he married Miss ONEDA MAY STUTTLES at Arlington, Texas, on May 1, 1943.
Mrs. S. L. STEARNS
Word was received here this morning of the sudden death of Mrs. S. L. STEARNS, wife of RED STEARNS, well known employee of the Kirkpatrick-Bales Oil Company, died suddenly at the home at Hewitt Wednesday afternoon.
Attended Funeral at Durant
In attendance at the funeral of Mrs. TULLY BROOKS, Wednesday, at the Church of Christ at Durant, were the following relatives from Healdton: Mr. and Mrs. C. P. BROOKS, HERBERT and MELVIN BROOKS, Mr. and Mrs. JOE BROOKS, Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES BROOKS, CARL BROOKS and LYMAN BROOKS. Mrs. Tully Brooks was a sister-in-law of C. P. BROOKS.
Thursday, January 27, 1949
Mother of Mrs. Vaughn Claimed by Death
Friends of Mr. and Mrs. NOEL VAUGHN regret to know of the death of her mother, Mrs. ELLEN J. HORNE, age 79, pioneer resident of the Wewoka community. Mrs. Horne passed away Thursday of the past week in her home south of Wewoka. Funeral services were held in the Stout funeral home chapel Saturday with burial in Holdenville cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Vaughn and family attended the funeral. Mr. Vaughn is superintendent of the Healdton school. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. VIOLA HAWKINS of Holdenville and Mrs. VAUGHN; sons, EDGAR of Oklahoma City and WILLIE of the home address.
J. C. ROBISON
Funeral services will be held at the Baptist Church in Wilson Thursday for J. C. ROBISON, well known resident of western Carter County, and brother of Mrs. GEORGE SULLIVAN of Healdton. Mr. Robison died at the family home near Wilson Sunday night from a heart attack. Richeson-Bates funeral home is in charge. Mr. and Mrs. GENE KINNEAR of Lelah, Okla., arrived to attend the funeral. Mr. Robison is Mrs. Kinnear’s stepfather.
Fox Man Killed in Oil Field Accident in Texas
Funeral arrangements are pending for RICHARD L. WILEY, former resident of the Fox community, who was killed in an oil field accident between Odessa and Midland, Texas, Monday night. The body arrived in Ardmore Wednesday morning and brought to the Bettes funeral home here. It was taken to a nearby home when the fire occurred at the funeral home. RICHARD L. WILEY was born Dept. 6, 1927, and was well known in the Fox community. His father preceded him in death. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. HATTIE WILEY of Fox; brothers, EDWARD in Texas, and JIMMIE of the home; half-brother, FURMAN TANNER in Germany; sister, BETTY in business college at Wichita Falls.
Funeral for Middlebrook Baby
Committal services for ALLEN DALE MIDDLEBROOK, who died at birth Sunday evening, were held in the Bettes funeral home chapel Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. HERBERT G. BARNETT of the First Baptist Church. Burial was in Mt. Olive cemetery. Parents are Mr. and Mrs. LEONARD D. MIDDLEBROOK.
Bettes Funeral Home Destroyed by Fire
A fire of undetermined origin broke out in the Bettes funeral home, 21 N. 5th, resulted in almost total loss. ..JOEL BETTES was at the scene early this morning…
H. A. MANGRUM vs. G. H. FARRAR, A. W. MEASLES, MATTIE MEASLES, B. A. JONES, STACY L. SMITH, ELMER ESTELL SMITH, and AUDREY ROGERS, if living,…
Thursday, February 3, 1949
Brother of Mrs. Maples Died from Fall on Ice
L. A. DUPREE of Bristow, brother of Mrs. G. L. MAPLES of Healdton, was injured in a fall on the ice at his home at Bristow Thursday. He was taken to a hospital where he died Friday. Funeral services were held at Bristow Monday with burial there. Mrs. Maples attended the funeral.
Velma Man Passed
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Velma for HUGH L. SMITH, who died in a Duncan hospital, Wednesday, of the past week from high blood complications. He was a son of J. M. SMITH of Healdton and a brother of Mrs. HENRY OGLETREE and Mrs. HOLLIS HAMMOND of Healdton. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. SMITH and FRANK MCBRIDE of Healdton attended the funeral in addition to the sisters and their families.
Bettes Funeral Home to Be Rebuild
Attend Funeral in Texas
Mr. and Mrs. BOB HILTON attended double funeral services Wednesday at Hooks, Texas, for their nephew and wife, Mr. and Mrs. HERMAN PATTERSON, who died from asphyxiation at Long Beach, California, Thursday of last week. Mr. and Mrs. Patterson were married only recently in Texas and Mrs. Hilton attended the funeral. He was employed by a seismograph company in California.
Appreciation from the family of J. C. ROBISON to friends in the community: Mrs. J. C. ROBISON and family, Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE SULLIVAN, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. MAXWELL, Mr. and Mrs. JAMES A. BROWN, W. D. ROBISON.
Thursday, February 10, 1949
Pioneer Healdton Woman
Funeral rites were held in the Methodist Church Sunday afternoon for Mrs. L. FRONTERHOUSE, age 80, beloved pioneer Healdton resident for 30 years, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. LENA HIGHT, in Fort Worth, Texas, Feb. 3, from a heart ailment. Rev. W. W. MCCONNELL of the church conducted the service with special music furnished by Mrs. JOHN GELDER, Mrs. C. W. HENSON, Mrs. ASHLEY FARNHAM, Mrs. B. L. PEEK, Mrs. A. J. SUTHERLAND, Mrs. E. T. MOOSE. Bettes funeral home was in charge. Pallbearers: C. W. HENSON, H. M. VANBUSKIRK, A. J. SUTHERLAND, H. H. HITCHCOCK, N. L. GRAVES and B. L. HOWE. The body was at the Bettes funeral home at Ardmore following the funeral where it was held until the arrival of a daughter, Mrs. Z. J. HARRISON, of Poteau, who was away on a trip and did not arrive in time for the funeral. Committal services were held at Rose Hill cemetery.
LOUVENA PRESLEY was born in Laurel, Tennessee, Feb. 12, 1868, and died Feb. 3, 1949. The family came to Paris, Texas, when she was young. When 18 years old, she married J. B. HERNDON, and to that union, three children were born, two of whom, Mrs. Z. J. HARRISON of Poteau, and Mrs. LENA HIGHT, survive. Mr. Herndon passed away years ago. Mrs. Herndon taught school at Antlers and it was there she married JOHN FRONTERHOUSE. They moved to Atoka where she continued to teach. To this marriage, five children were born. Only VICTOR of Wewoka survives. VIRGIL and PAUL both died within the past two years. One son died in World War I. Mrs. FRONTERHOUSE lived in and around Healdton the past 30 years. She taught school until about 65 years of age. She was a devoted member of the Methodist Church and attended church regularly. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. … Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. LENA HIGHT of Fort Worth, Texas, with whom she was making her home, and Mrs. Z. J. HARRISON of Poteau, son VICTOR, well known Wewoka contractor; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mrs. PAUL FRONTERHOUSE of Healdton was a devoted daughter-in-law.
GEORGE W. SULLIVAN
Many friends attended the funeral service Sunday afternoon at the Dixie cemetery for GEORGE WASHINGTON SULLIVAN, age 78, well known resident of the Fox community, who died Feb. 4 in his home northwest of Healdton. He was the father of J. E. SULLIVAN, well known oil man at Fox who operates a store and his oil business. Rev. HARKNESS of the Assembly of God Church of Asphaltum, conducted services with grandsons serving as pallbearers. Collier Bros. had charge of arrangements.
Former Healdton Man Died in Ardmore
Funeral services for SILA A. MICHAEL, age 70, former Healdton resident, who died Feb. 4 in Ardmore, were held Saturday afternoon in the Harvey funeral home chapel with Adj. AMOS VARNEY of the Salvation Army officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery. Mr. Michael was known as Bud Michael. The family lived here for many years. Survivors include son, JOHNNIE, unknown address; two grandchildren, and one niece, Mrs. E. A. PATRICK of Healdton.
Attend Funeral at Coalgate
In attendance at the funeral of GILBERT SMITH, age 20, who was killed in an accident Monday east of Holdenville while employed by the United Seismograph Co., are the following relatives from Healdton: Mr. and Mrs. A. J. SUTHERLAND, CLARK and BILL, and Mrs. B. L. PEEK and JIMMY LEE. The funeral is being held today at the First Baptist Church at Coalgate. Young Smith, nephew of Mrs. Sutherland, had only recently returned from a year’s work in Wyoming where the seismograph company is stationed.
Miss Davis to Wed
Mrs. M. M. DAVIS Sr. of Healdton announces the engagement of her daughter Miss TOMMYE JO DAVIS, to THOMAS REED CORR III, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. R. CORR Jr. of Edmond. Both are students in the school of agriculture at Oklahoma A. & M. at Stillwater.
Thursday, February 17, 1949
Funeral services were held in the Harvey funeral home chapel at Ardmore Friday afternoon for ED WHITFORD, former resident of Healdton, and father of Mrs. JOHN COX, former resident of Healdton. Mr. Whitfield died Thursday morning in a convalescent home in Guthrie. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery at Ardmore. Mr. Whitford made his home here for some time with his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. JOHN COX, when Mr. Cox was local OG&E manager. His brother NEWT WHITFORD died Oct. 1. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. JOHN COX of San Francisco, California; sons, ARTHUR WHITFORD, of Knoxville, Arkansas, and FLOYD WHITFORD of Redwood City, California; sisters, Mrs. LIGE HALL and Mrs. JAMES BIBBS of Hartshorne, and Mrs. MELISSA BIBBS of Portland, Oregon, eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Whitford lived in and around Ardmore for years.
Brother of W. H. MCCLENDON Claimed by Death in Texas
W. H. MCCLENDON’S brother, D. B. MCCLENDON, age 79, died Saturday at the family home at Ferris, Texas. Burial was at the old home at Waxahachie, Texas, Sunday and was attended from here by Mr. and Mrs. W. R. MCCLENDON, and Mr. and Mrs. A. B.MCCLENDON. W. H. MCCLENDON was unable to attend the funeral. Surviving are seven children, one sister, and his brother here.
JOHN T. DANIELS
JOHN T. DANIELS, age 66, brother-in-law of Mrs. W. A. DANIELS of Healdton, died at the family home in Ringling Saturday, Feb. 12, following an extended illness. Funeral services were held Monday in the Ringling Church of Christ with CHRIS CLARK of the Church of Christ in Wilson, conducting the service. Burial was in I.O.O.F. cemetery at Ringling. Surviving are his wife, one daughter and three brothers. Relatives from Healdton at the funeral: Mrs. W. A. DANIELS, Mr. and Mrs. TOLLIE DANIELS, and Mr. and Mrs. RAYMOND DANIELS.
Sister of Local Men Died in Colorado
Mrs. NORA HANKINS DENNY, age 65, died at the family home at Delta, Colorado. She was the sister of DAVE, E. L. and JOE BRAY of Healdton. Mrs. Denny passed away Saturday following a stroke. Funeral was held at Delta, Colorado.
Mrs. ELIZABETH GIBSON
Mrs. ELIZABETH GIBSON, pioneer resident of Healdton, died at her home this morning. She is the mother of ESLEY, H. E., JOHNNY and WILLIE GIBSON who live here and some daughters. Bettes Funeral Home is in charge.
V. E. FOX of Dante, Virginia, is a guest of his sister and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. MCMILLAN of Healdton. Mr. Fox is mine foreman for the Clinchfield Coal Co. in Virginia, and this is his first visit to Healdton and the second time in 29 years he has seen his sister.
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. DAWSON, accompanied by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. EDWARDS, of County Line, celebrated the 60th wedding anniversary celebration of Mr. and Mrs. JAY ROARK, pioneer residents at Manitou, Sunday. They are cousins of Mrs. Edwards.
Thursday, February 24, 1949
Pioneer Woman Buried
Last funeral rites were held in the Pentecostal Holiness Church Friday for Mrs. ELIZABETH GIBSON, age 86, pioneer resident of Healdton, who died at the family home on McGraw St. from a heart ailment early last Thursday. Rev. LAMAR GOSNELL of the Pentecostal Holiness Church at Washington, former pastor of the church here, conducted services, assisted by Rev. W. A. PULLIAM of the local Pentecostal church. Burial was in Mt. Olive cemetery directed by Bettes funeral home. Pallbearers: HAROLD POTTS, EMMET GAUNTT, BEN CLARK, A. R. PARKER, H. H. SUBLETT and NEWT ODOM. Her husband preceded her in death. Mrs. Gibson was converted at an early age and joined the Methodist Church. She lived in Healdton for 35 years. In recent years, Mrs. Gibson was in declining health. Since she was ill more recently, she was taken care by a devoted granddaughter, MILDRED, who was assisted by other family members. Surviving are four sons, ESLEY, local barber; H. E, better known as Shorty; JOHNNY and WILLY; three daughters, Mrs. NINA PARR of Ringling, Mrs. MOLLIE KISTLER and Mrs. LORA DUE of Ravia. A granddaughter, TRUDIE GIBSON, made her home with her grandmother. There are other grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Pioneer Resident Passed
Funeral services were held in the Waurika Baptist Church Sunday afternoon for ERNEST GARDNER FUQUA, age 76, pioneer resident of Milo and Wheeler communities, who died from a heart attack Saturday at his home at Wheeler. Rev. J. O. HUDSON of the Clemscot Freewill Baptist Church conducted the services with burial at Hastings cemetery directed by Bettes funeral home. A farmer, Mr. Fuqua was born March 13, 1872 in Tennessee. He married Miss ADA BRANTLEY in 1888 and she preceded him in death last November. A son-in-law, LUTHER ROBISON of Clemscot, died recently. Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. LUTHER ROBISON of Clemscot; sons, JOHN of Borger, Texas, and YOUIN of Wilson; one grandchild, one great-grandchild; and a brother CHARLES FUQUA of DeLeon, Texas.
MARK FAIRCHILD Died in Texas
D. A. FAIRCHILD was called to Rio Grande City, Texas, this week by the sudden death of his brother, MARK FAIRCHILD, age 44, who died unexpectedly Monday from a heart attack while working. He was an oil field worker. It is thought the body will be returned here for funeral services as he had lived many years in the Clemscot community. Recently he had lived in Michigan before going to Texas.
Miss TRUDIE LEE GIBSON is leaving for Wilburton where she will stay with her aunt and uncle and attend school. She was honored with a farewell shower by the Pentecostal Holiness Church people and other friends.
Mr. and Mrs. LEON LLOYD, who have lived here for several years, moved to Ardmore, will reside at 830 4th Ave NE.
Mrs. JOHN WHITE of Hartshorne attended the funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Gibson here. She visited her sons, HERBERT and HARVEY HUTCHINSON here.
Mrs. ANNA SIMON, formerly of Healdton, suffered a broken hip in a fall at Norman. She would appreciate cards from friends at Healdton. Her address is Box 151, Norman.
Thursday, March 3, 1949
Father of Mrs. BEN J. HILL Passed in Illinois
Mr. and Mrs. BEN J. HILL attended the funeral of her father, F. F. RHEINHARDT at Sandoval, Illinois, Tuesday, held at the First Methodist Church. Mr. Rheinhardt passed away Feb. 27 after an extended illness. Mrs. Hill had been at the bedside of her father for some time.
Pioneer Clemscot Man Passed
Funeral services will be held in the First Baptist Church in Healdton Friday for JAMES E. POWELL, pioneer resident of the Clemscot community, who died at the family home late Wednesday after a lingering illness. Rev. HERBERT G. BARNETT of the church will conduct services, assisted by Rev. J. O. HUDSON of the Clemscot Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will at the Lone Grove cemetery directed by Bettes funeral home of Wilson. The late BILL POWELL, who was killed in an accident near Madill, was a son of the deceased. Another son, ROSS, of Graham is well known here.
Miss DEAN GUTHRIE Passed
Funeral services were held in the First Baptist Church in Wilson Monday for Miss DEAN GUTHRIE, who died in a Talihina hospital Saturday night following an extended illness. Rev. J. P. DANE of the church conducted the service with burial in the Hewitt cemetery directed by Richeson-Bates funeral home. Serving as pallbearers were young men friends of the family at Wilson and ladies of the church served as flower bearers. The Guthrie family resided at Wirt many years ago where Mr. Guthrie was employed by Skelly Oil Co. Surviving are her father, C. O. GUTHRIE, of Wilson; sister, Mrs. MILLIE HUNTER of Ardmore; brothers, MAX A. GUTHRIE of Ardmore, DON of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, who was unable to attend, J. O. and BOBBY, both of Wilson. Mrs. W. L. HAGAN of Healdton attended the funeral.
Mrs. LES HERRINGTON
Funeral services will be held in the First Methodist Church in Healdton Friday for Mrs. LES HERRINGTON, age 51, well known resident of the Fox community, who died in a Dallas hospital Wednesday following an extended illness. Rev. W. W. MCCONNELL of the church will conduct the service, with burial at Bomar Point cemetery directed by Collier Bros. Mrs. ANNIE LOU HERRINGTON was born April 4, 1898 in Oklahoma and died March 2, 1949 in a Dallas hospital. She spent all of her life in Carter and Love Counties. She was a devoted member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, LES HERRINGTON of Fox; sons, LEO HERRRINGTON of Healdton and LOSS HERRINGTON of Dallas, Texas; daughters, Mrs. LAVERNE RENZELMAN of Waurika, Mrs. LOUISE CAVINS and Miss LETHA HERRINGTON of Ardmore and Miss LANELL HERRINGTON of Duncan; eight grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. SUSAN SALMON of Wilson; brothers, BILL COX of Oswalt and GENERAL COX of California; sisters, Mrs. SAM RANDOLPH and Miss EDNA COX of Wilson, Mrs. EMMA MORRIS of Marietta and Mrs. CARL NESS of California.
Funeral services were held in the Collier funeral home chapel Saturday for MARK FAIRCHILD, age 47, who died suddenly from a heart attack while working at Rio Grande City, Texas, Feb. 21. Mr. Fairchild, a former resident of the Clemscot community, had only recently moved to Rio Grande City. Rev. SMITH of the Nazarene Church conducted services, assisted by Rev. W. A. PULLIAM of the Pentecostal Holiness Church. Burial was in Graham cemetery with pallbearers: JESS WOOD, WALTER BISHOP, BUDDY BISHOP, MAX FAIRCHILD, EVAN GRAPPA, and DON MURPHY. Mark Fairchild was born at Desdemona, Texas, Aug. 14, 1901, and died Feb. 21, 1949 at Rio Grande City, Texas. He lived in the Clemscot community until 15 years ago when he moved to Michigan. He recently visited his brother, D. A. FAIRCHILD, here en route to Texas where he was employed in the oil fields. Surviving are the widow and some brothers and sisters, including the brother here.
Thursday, March 10, 1948
JAMES E. POWELL
Funeral rites were held at the First Baptist Church Friday for JAMES E. POWELL, pioneer resident of Clemscot, who died at the family home Wednesday night. Rev. HERBERT G. BARNETT, pastor, conducted the services, assisted by Rev. J. O. HUDSON of the Clemscot Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in the Lone Grove cemetery arranged by Bettes Funeral Home of Wilson. Pallbearers: A. B. BROWN, SIM ROBERTS, GRANVILLE BROWN, E. E. EVERSOLE, STEVE KIRKPATRICK, and LONNIE TAYLOR. JAMES E. POWELL was born Feb. 16, 1876, in Alvarado, Texas and came to Indian Territory in 1902. He married Miss LULA PEARL EVERHART April 12, 1908. He was a retired farmer and well known here. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. LULA PEARL POWELL; three sons, JIM of Fillmore, Calif., ROSS of Graham, and CHARLES of Clemscot; one daughter, Mrs. LLOYD ROBERTS of Clemscot, and six grandchildren.
Mrs. ANNA M. SIMONS
Funeral services were held at the First Methodist Church Tuesday for Mrs. ANNA M. SIMONS, well known former resident of Healdton, who passed away at Norman, march 6, age 80 years. Rev. W. W. MCCONNELL of the church conducted services with burial in Rosemont Burial Park at Wichita Falls, Texas. Pallbearers: ROY DAVIS, J. A. SUTHERLAND, B. L. PEEK, W. B. WOLLET, A. D. BROWN and TED ALFORD. ANNA M. SIMONS was born in Knox County, Ohio, near the city of Mount Vernon, Dec. 10, 1868. Her parents moved to Montpelier, Indiana when she very young. There she grew to young womanhood, received her early education there. After completing high school there, she attended Teachers Normal School at Valparaiso. She taught school in her home town several years. In 1897, she married ELMER H. SIMONS and one son was born to their union. He passed away at Electra, Texas, in 1919. Mr. Simons passed away may 9, 1942 in Healdton. The Simons family resided at Healdton many years and were active in the Methodist Church. Mrs. Simons was also a member of the Monday Study Club. Surviving are one brother, F. G. HESS of Findlay, Ohio, who was unable to attend the funeral.
Reburial for Cpl. CARL J. HAWKINS
Reburial services will be held at the First Baptist Church at Wirt Friday for Cpl. CARL J. HAWKINS, son of Mrs. ANNIE HAWKINS of Wirt. Rev. ALVIS LINDSAY of the church will conduct services. Collier Bros. is in charge. The Charles Mix American Legion Post will conduct military services at the grave in Mt. Olive cemetery.
Brother of GRANT GREEN Killed
Mr. and Mrs. GRANT GREEN were called to Pampa, Texas last week by the death of his brother, SAM GREEN, who died from an oilfield injury. The funeral was held Saturday at Pampa.
Thursday, March 17, 1949
S. I. Bedford
Funeral services were held at the West Main St. Church of Christ Friday for S. I. BEDFORD, pioneer resident of Healdton, who passed away in the family home in East Healdton Wednesday, following an extended illness from a stroke he suffered last September. THORNTON CREWS of the church conducted the services with burial at Mt. Olive cemetery arranged by Bates funeral home of Wilson. Special songs sang by a group of singers from the church were directed by WILKIN BACON. Pallbearers: A. W. SHAVER, W. H. ERVIN, JACK RABIE, J. W. BENTLEY, J. A. TEEL, and W. J. RAY. SAMUEL ISAAC BEDFORD as born Sept. 13, 1869 at Vicksburg, Mississippi, and passed away at the family home in Healdton, march 9, 1949, age 79. He was united in marriage with Miss MINNIE ELIZABETH HENLEY in Lamar County, Texas, and to this union were born seven children, four surviving. He obeyed the gospel at age of 21 and became a member of the Church of Christ. He as a member of the West Main St. Church of Christ and attended services as long as his health permitted. He served as city councilman from ward 3 for several years. Surviving are two sons, EVERETT and A. O. BEDFORD, local building contractors; two daughters, Mrs. GEORGE FREEMAN with whom he made his home, and Mrs. ROBERT STEWART of Alex; 17 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; one brother, WALTER BEDFORD of Paris, Texas, and three sisters, Mrs. LELIA BELL of Deport, Texas, Mrs. KATIE CLEM of Paris, Texas and Mrs. NANNIE HOLDIER of Texas.
Reburial Service for Cpl. CARL J. HAWKINS
Reburial services were held from the Wirt Baptist Church Friday for Cpl. CARL J. HAWKINS, who was killed in action in Italy, Dec. 27, 1943. He was the son of Mrs. ANNIE HAWKINS of Wirt. Rev. ALVIS LINDSEY conducted the services with burial in Mt. Olive cemetery directed by Collier Bros. funeral home. Pallbearers: CHARLES ROBINSON, LEE ROBERTSON, VINCENT KIMBERLIN, W. H. TANNER, RUSSELL MCCREARY and ARCHIE FRY. Military services were conducted by Charles Mix American Legion post at Healdton. CARL J. HAWKINS was born at Wirt, June 28, 1917, and spent his entire life at Wirt where he attended Dundee school. He volunteered for the U. S. Army in 1938 and spent part of that time overseas, where he was killed in action in Italy, Dec. 27, 1943. Surviving are one son, JAMES CARL HAWKINS of Yuma, Arizona; his mother, Mrs. ANNIE HAWKINS of Wirt; one sister, Mrs. CARL SMITH of Odessa, Texas; five brothers, HERBERT of Wirt; ROY of Little Rock, Arkansas; LESLIE of Goldsmith, Texas; GENE of the U. S. navy at Memphis, Tenn., and JERRY of the home.
Out of town relatives and friends for the reburial: Mrs. CARL SMITH and sons JIMMY and GARY of Odessa, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. LESLIE HAWKISN and baby SARA ANN of Goldsmith, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. S. E. MCELROY of Duncan, Mr. and Mrs. EDWIN VINYARD and daughter RACHEL and Mrs. TOM FERGUSON of Oklahoma City, Mrs. W. E. SPEARS, Miss FAY SPEARS, and RUTHERFORD SPEARS of Chickasha, SID SPEARS of Duncan, Mrs. MARSHALL BUTTON of Sulphur, and Mrs. JOE ALDRIDGE of Alma.
Reburial for Pvt. JAMES D. PIERCE
Reburial services were held from the Fox Baptist Church Wednesday for Pvt. JAMES D. ‘JACK’ PIERCE, who was killed in June 4, 1944 in Iran / Persia, in a motor vehicle accident while on convoy duty. Rev. J. C. DODSO, Baptist minister at Duncan, formerly of the Fox church, conducted services with burial in Graham cemetery directed by Collier Bros. funeral home. He was well known in western Carter County. Surviving are a son; his mother, Mrs. WILIE V. PIERCE of Fox; a sister, Mrs. CHESTER CUNNINGHAM, and other relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. JOHNNIE MAHAN of Clemscot were visited by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. R. ADAIR of Horatio, Arkansas.
Mr. and Mrs. JACK WILSON and children of Anadarko were guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. BILL TATE.
Mr. and Mrs. SHELTON STEWART announce the birth of a daughter, LINDA ANN, born March 10. Mr. and Mrs. TOM STEWART are grandparents.
Mr. and Mrs. HANK PATOCKA and twin daughters of Hennessey were guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. HOLCOMB. Mr. and Mrs. KERMIT WHITE of Holliday, Texas, were also guests in the Holcomb home.
Mr. and Mrs. KENNTH SHOUSE of Norman visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. SIMMONS of 502 Magnolia.
Mr. and Mrs. L. B. JACKSON sr. and Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Jackson Jr., and son JOHN of Los Angeles, California, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. JACKSON.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. HAYNES announce the birth of a son born at Hardy sanitarium at Ardmore on March 13. She is the former Miss VANELTA GREEN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. GRANT GREEN of Healdton.
T/Sgt. CECIL RATCLIFFE and son, who recently returned from a three year stay in Panama where he was stationed in the service, were guests of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. CECIL RATCLIFFE, Sr., while en route to Hamilton Field, California.
G. E. LASSETER / LASSITER of Ranger, Texas, who served as storekeeper here for the Lone Star Gas Co. at one time, retired from the company, March 1, and moved to Houston, Texas where his son BRYAN lives. He is also the father of EMORY LASSETER, well known here.
Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT STEELE of Sunray, Texas, announce the birth of a son, HARRELL GENE, March 7. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. M. D. STEELE of Ardmore and Mr. and Mrs. D. B. SKELTON of Healdton.
Mr. and Mrs. ALEX FLEMING, Sr., received word that their daughter, Miss NADINE FLEMING, was well in Texas. She had been reported missing from the home of her sister at Cushing.
Sgt. CLIFFORD WATSON is expected home from Germany soon on account of the serious illness of his father.
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. WALKER announce the birth of a daughter, JO ANN, born March 16.
Weds Lone Grove Woman
JAMES RATCLIFFE, son of Mr. and Mrs. CECIL RATCLIFFE Sr., and Mrs. BERNICE SMITH of Lone Grove were married Feb. 26 at Wichita Falls, Texas. The couple are at home in Ardmore. He is a graduate of Healdton high school and served one year in the U. S. Army. He is employed at the Kinney Shoe Store in Ardmore.
Thursday, March 24, 1949
Funeral for Accident Victim
Funeral services were held Wednesday at the West Main St. Church of Christ for ARTIE FRANCIS WALK, 11 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. ARTIE WALK, members of a pioneer family here. Artie Francis died from accidental wounds received from a rifle in the home Monday morning. He died en route to an Oklahoma City hospital where he was rushed in a Collier Bros. ambulance. THORNTON CREWS of the church conducted services, assisted by TOM E. SMITH of the East Healdton Church of Christ. Pallbearers; EMMET CHASE, R. L. SIMMONS, GENE COMPTON, JIMMY BAKER, HURSHEL STEPHENS and C. C. CLAXTON. Burial in Mt. Olive cemetery directed by Collier Bros. funeral home. Artie Francis was born Jan. 20, 1938 and passed away March 21, 1949, age 11. He spent his entire life in Healdton. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. ARTIE WALK, his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. JOHN WALK, Mrs. ETHEL MCKNIGHT of Healdton; J. A. MCKNIGHT Sr., Lodi, California, two aunts, four uncles and other relatives.
Reburial for BUSTER PAUL
Reburial services were held Wednesday in the Assembly of God Church in Healdton for ROY B. ‘BUSTER’ PAUL, who was killed in action at Makin in the Gilbert Islands, Nov. 20, 1943. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. ROY PAUL of Wirt. Rev. CLAY of the church conducted services with burial in Mt. Olive cemetery directed by Bettes funeral home. The body arrived in Ardmore Tuesday. Buster Paul attended the Dundee school and was a member of the Wirt Assembly of God Church. He is survived by his parents; a brother, JAMES PAUL of California; sisters, Mrs. ROSALIE BRASHEARS of Roswell and Mrs. BONNIE MARIE ROBERTS of Albuquerque, N. M., and one daughter, JUDY CAROL PAUL.
J. S. POTEET
J. S. POTEET, pioneer resident of western Carter County, died at the family home at Wilson Wednesday evening. Mr. Poteet had been in ill health for years and suffered from asthma. The Poteet family resided in Healdton for many years and is well known here. Funeral services will be Friday in the Church of Christ at Wilson with CHRIS CLARK, minister, officiating, assisted by B. W. GUYMON of Duncan. Burial will be in Hewitt cemetery directed by Bates funeral home of Wilson. Pallbearers: MARVIN BEASLEY, I. O. HUFFAKER, PIERCE PATTERSON, HARVE ALLRED, TOMMY JONES and BILL AUSTIN. JAMES SHELTON POTEET was born in Ellis County, Texas, Feb. 12, 1880 and died March 23, 1949, at his home in Wilson after a short illness. He was been a resident of Healdton and Wilson communities for 32 years. He was a member of the Healdton Masonic lodge. Survivors include his wife MYRTLE, son CLAUDE; three daughters, Mrs. J. D. NELSON of Porterville, Calif., Mrs. GLADE HILLS of Dallas and Mrs. ED JOHNSON of Wilson; and two brothers, LEE of Olton, Texas and R. C. of Denver, Colorado.
Thursday, March 31, 1949
County Line Man Passed
Graveside services were Monday in Foster cemetery for WILLIAM WOMACK, age 70, of Countyline, who died in the Methodist hospital in Dallas, Saturday. Survivors include sons, WILLIAM of Lubbock, Texas; MARVIN of Levelland, Texas, ROBERT of Countyline, BUD and MITCHELL, both of Grand Prairie, Texas; brothers, PLES of Countyline and ROBERT of Gladewater, Texas; sisters, Mrs. MOLLIE MULLINS of Countyline and Mrs. ELEZ FANNING of Healdton.
Thursday, April 7, 1949
Funeral services were held March 27 in the Rangely funeral home in Duncan for HUGH LOUIS PROCTOR, age 28, who passed away in the Veterans Hospital at Sulphur after an extended illness. Burial was in the Duncan cemetery. The Proctor family formerly lived in Wirt. The late HUGH PROCTOR was employed by Magnolia Petroleum Co. for years. He was the father of LOUIS PROCTOR. Louis served several years in the U. S. Navy on the famous aircraft carrier, Enterprise. He became ill while in service and spent much time in various veteran hospitals. He married Miss MARIE BLEVINS of Pernell in November 1947. Besides his wife, he leaves his mother, Mrs. FANNIE PROCTOR of Loma Linda, California; who came several weeks ago to be with him; brother PAUL PROCTOR of Greggton, Texas; sister Mrs. NELL GREENHILL of Lincoln, Nebraska; and some aunts and uncle. Mrs. BESSIE KERNS of the Fox community is an aunt; a family reunion was recently held in her home and Louis and his wife attended.
Services were held in Mt. Olive cemetery Wednesday for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. RAYMOND C. POTEET of Healdton. Rev. GASKELL of Duncan conducted the service arranged by Collier Bros. Surviving are the parents, a sister DARLA FAY, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. CLAUDE POTEET of Wilson and Mr. and Mrs. W. C. LEDGERWOOD of Healdton.
Dr. JOHN TIDMORE
Funeral services, attended by one of the largest crowds every to assemble at a funeral service, were held in the Wilson Church of Christ, Wednesday, for Dr. JOHN R. TIDMORE, age 73, widely known pioneer physician of Wilson, who died Tuesday in an Ardmore hospital. Conducting the service was CHRIS CLARK, minister of the Wilson Church of Christ, FLAVIL YEAKLEY, minister of the Central Church of Christ in Ardmore, and O. K. ALEXANDER, former minister of the Wilson church. Burial in Hewitt cemetery directed by Bates funeral home of Wilson. Dr. Tidmore was born Dec. 17, 1873 in Blount County, Alabama, and practiced medicine in western Carter County for 46 years, one of the best loved physicians in southern Oklahoma. Dr. Tidmore was a long time member of the Church of Christ and served several years as leader in the church. He married Miss SALLE LEE BEVILL in Denton, Texas, Dec. 24, 1895. She preceded him in death in Oct. 23, 1923. He married Mrs. FANNIE BALLEW of Lone Grove, Dec. 2, 1926. Survivors include his wife, Fannie; three daughters, Mrs. JUANITA OLIVER of Wilson, Mrs. VALITA HARVEY of Chicago, Illinois, and Mrs. IRENE NOEL of Boaz, Arizona; sister, Mrs. QUEENIE SMITH of Aubrey, Texas, and five grandchildren. Among the Healdton friends attended in the service were Dr. E. R. BARKER, Mr. and Mrs. JIM TEEL, Mrs. C. C. CLAXTON, and other friends.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon in Bristow for DUNCAN DAVIS, well known café operator of that city and a member of a pioneer family known here. Mr. Davis was the son of Dr. Davis, early day Healdton physician. Mr. Davis passed away inexpertly in an Ardmore sanitarium Wednesday morning. He had not been well for quite a while, but his death was a shock. He is a brother-in-law of Mrs. REYNOLDS CANTRELL and A. V. WILKINSON, of Healdton. Surviving are his wife, three children and other relatives.
Mrs. FANNIE PERKINS visited her daughter Mrs. CORA DUFF at El Reno.
Mr. and Mrs. JUDSON BAILEY Jr. of Waurika announce the birth of a son, EVERETT GLEN, in the Patterson hospital at Duncan, March 21. Mrs. Bailey is the former Miss EVA AUSTIN. Mr. and Mrs. JUDSON BAILEY Sr. of Duncan and Mr. and Mrs. FRANK AUSTIN of Healdton are grandparents.
Mr. and Mrs. SID KEITH announce the birth of a daughter, SHIRLEY JEAN, born April 4.
EMMET GREENWOOD in the U. S. Navy at San Diego, California, with wife and family, visited his mother, Mrs. GUSSIE GREENWOOD, who is a patient at the Lindley hospital at Duncan.
Thursday, April 14, 1949
Gulf Honors 175 Veteran Employees for Loyal Service
At a presentation ceremony in Tulsa, 172 employees of the Tulsa Division of Gulf Oil Corp. and Gulf Refining Co. were honored…. Employees of the Healdton district: With 20 years service, JAMES F. ALLEN, BERT CORNELIUS, and MAYNARD P. WHITE; 25 years, WILLIAM N. BRAY, 30 years, JOHN B. GILLENWATER and JAMES A. JONES.
Sister of J. A. LOWRANCE Died in Texas
J. A. LOWRANCE received word this week of the death of his sister, Mrs. KATE MCKINZIE, age 84, who passed away at the family home at Floresville, Texas, Monday, following a lingering illness. She was the youngest living member of her family, two brothers and a sister being older than she was. Funeral services were held at Floresville Tuesday with burial there. Surviving are her husband, BEN MCKINZIE, children, grandchildren, one sister and two brothers.
Mr. and Mrs. G. L. WILLIAMS of Sacramento, California, and Mrs. A. D. HAMPTON of Gardnerville, Nevada, were guests Friday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. K. PIPKIN, 117 South 6th, en route home from Pawhuska there they attended the funeral of the ladies’ mother, Mrs. TOWNSEND.
Mr. and Mrs. M. E. MARTIN received word recently of the death of Mrs. WILLIAMS of Lampasas, Texas, mother of Mrs. B. G. MARTIN of Houston, Texas. B. G. Martin is the son of Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Martin.
Thursday, April 21, 1949
W. B. Ferguson
Funeral services were held in the First Baptist Church at Wirt Saturday for W. B. ‘BLOOMER’ FERGUSON, pioneer resident of that community, who passed away Thursday, following a lingering illness. Rev. W. W. MCCONNELL of the Methodist Church in Healdton, conducted the service with burial at Rose Hill cemetery at Ardmore. Pallbearers: BILL ROBERSON, FRED ROBERSON, RALPH NICHOLSON, GENE NICHOLSON, C. B. GUMP and ODIE DUKE. Bettes funeral home of Healdton was in charge. Mr. Ferguson, 72, was born Feb. 2, 1878 in Indiana, and was a resident of the Wirt community for the past 30 years. He was well known and will be missed by friends. Survivors are his wife, BESSIE; four daughters, Mrs. OPAL GILLIAM of Pampa, Texas, Mrs. MARIE NICHOLSON of Gainesville, Colorado, Mrs. C. B. GUMP of Madill and Mrs. HELEN WILLINGHAM who resides in Colorado; six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Thursday, April 28, 1949
Mrs. GUSSIE GREENWOOD
Funeral services were held in the Methodist Church Tuesday for Mrs. GUSSIE GREENWOOD, member of a pioneer Healdton, the CHASE family. Mrs. Greenwood succumbed early Monday in the Lindley hospital at Duncan after an illness of several weeks from a heart ailment. Rev. W. W. MCCONNELL of the Methodist Church conducted the service. Pallbearers: BILL DOWNTAIN, CLEO SOUTHERLAND, M. B. THOMPSON, J. A. TEEL, W. R. MCCLENDON, and A. D. BROWN. Healdton chapter of the Eastern Star conducted graveside service. GUSSIE CHASE was born in Healdton 62 years ago and married AMAZIAH GREENWOOD. Two children were born, EMMET CHASE now in the U. S. Navy and an infant son who preceded her in death. Mr. Greenwood passed away years ago. Mrs. Greenwood was a member of the Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. Surviving are son, Emmet Chase with the U. S. Navy at San Diego, California; her mother, Mrs. ROXIE CHASE of Healdton; sister, Miss LINNIE CHASE of the home; brothers, deputy sheriff EMMET CHASE of Healdton and A. D. CHASE of Sulphur, and two grandchildren. Among the out of town relatives and friends here for the funeral: Mr. and Mrs. EMMET GREENWODO and children; the A. D. CHASE family, Mrs. CHARLES BURNS, of Andrews, Texas; Mrs. WILLIE CATHEY of Wilson, Mrs. CALLIE BLAKE of Marietta, Mrs. D. M. FORBESS and DOUGLAS of Ardmore, Mrs. RICHARD JOHNSON of Milo, Mr. and Mrs. T. L. RICHARD of Davis and deputy sheriff CHARLES JONES of Wilson.
Mrs. SAM BEAIRD
Funeral services were held Saturday in the West Main St. Church of Christ for Mrs. SAM BEAIRD, pioneer resident of western Carter County, who died April 21 at the family home at Graham, following a long illness. THORNTON CREWS of the church conducted the service with Collier Bros. funeral home in charge of burial at Frederick. ELLEN MAGLENE BEAIRD was born April 26, 1894, and died April 21, 1949, age 55. She married SAMUEL P. BEAIRD, April 7, 1909. She was a member of the Church of Christ since girlhood and resided in western Carter County many years. Survivors include her husband; eight children, SAMMIE, JAMES, JOE, all of Graham, Mrs. GLORNIE ROBERTS in California, Mrs. ELLEN SHELTON of Clemscot, Mrs. RUTH WISE of Graham, Mrs. GEORGIA BEARID of Graham, HENRY of Graham, 17 grandchildren, her father, T. H. SHIPMAN of Frederick; three sisters including Mrs. A. K. MURRAY and Mrs. LEWIS, both of Healdton; and five brothers.
Brother of Dr. Watkins Buried in Texas
Dr. and Mrs. T. J. WATKINS returned from Corpus Christi, Texas, where they were called by the serious illness of his brother, JOSEPH H. WATKINS, who passed away Easter morning. Funeral services were held in the Church of Christ at Seagraves, Texas, Monday, with burial there. Mr. Watkins was a retired mechanic and had been in ill health for some time. Survivors include brothers, Dr. T. J. WATKINS of Healdton and JOHN WATKINS of Seadrift, Texas; five sisters, Mrs. BETTY PINER of Corpus Christi, Mrs. C. E. ARMSTRONG of Corpus Christi, Mrs. JULIA HOWARD and Mrs. CLARA POUNG of Seadrift, Texas, and Mrs. SUE BOYKIN of Quemado, Texas.
Mrs. RUSSELL LYNCH
Funeral services will be held today at the Wilson Church of Christ for Mrs. RUSSELL LYNCH, well known resident of Wilson and sister-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. EVERETT FORD of Healdton. She died in an Ardmore hospital following an operation. Surviving are her husband, Russell Lynch; two children of the home; her parents Mr. and Mrs. MONK TIPPS of Wilson, and a sister Mrs. BUDDY SADLER of Premont, Texas.
Thursday, May 12, 1949
W. A. MOON
Jehovah Witness services were held in the Mt. Olive cemetery Tuesday for W. A. MOON, age 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN MOON of Healdton, who was seriously injured in an oil field accident in the western part of the county Monday morning. He died en route to the Patterson hospital at Duncan. Collier Bros. funeral home had charge. WILLIAM ALLEN MOON was born in Healdton, June 7, 1924, and passed away May 9, 1949. He spent his entire life here, married Miss KATHRYN WHITTED. He was in service overseas for some time. He was employed by BRADLEY & LEEPER at time of death. He is survived by his wife, one child, his parents, and some brothers and sisters.
Thursday, May 19, 1949
Brother of Tom E. Smith Died in Texas
Funeral services were held in the Lucas funeral home in Fort Worth, Texas, Monday, for ARTHUR SMITH, age 73, brother of TOM E. SMITH, minister in the Church of Christ here, and of ABE and JIM SMITH, also well known here. Mr. Smith passed away Saturday morning of a heart ailment. WILLIARD MORROW, Church of Christ minister in Fort Worth, conducted the services with burial in Mt. Olivet cemetery in Fort Worth. Mr. and Mrs. TOM SMITH and his brother, WILL SMITH, of Fox, attended the service. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. DENNIS CLANTON of Santo, Texas, and Mrs. LULA BRANNAN of Mountain Air, New Mexico; seven brothers, TOM E. SMITH of Healdton, WILL SMITH of Fox, ABE and JIM SMITH of Azusa, California; HARRY SMITH of Ranger, Texas, JOHN SMITH of Colorado City, Texas, and TONY SMITH of Graham, Texas.
Sister of O. W. BROOKSHIER Passed at Elmore City
O. W. BROOKSHIER is in Elmore City to attend the funeral of his sister, Mrs. OLIVER ODELL, who passed away at the family home Wednesday morning. Mrs. Odell, age 48, was a long time resident of that community. She and her husband operated the telephone exchange there for years. Surviving are her husband, Oliver Odell; three sisters and three brothers.
Thursday, May 26, 1949
Pioneer Healdton Man Passed
Funeral services were held this morning at the First Baptist Church for H. F. PRATER, age 87, pioneer resident of the community, who passed away at the home of his son, BILL PRATER, Tuesday morning after a lingering illness. Services were conducted by Rev. HERBERT G. BARNETT, assisted by Rev. W. A. PULLIAM of the Pentecostal Holiness Church. Burial was at Lindale cemetery near Bowie, Texas arranged by Collier Bros. Grandsons served as pallbearers. H. F. PRATER was born Sept. 12, 1861 at Batesville, Arkansas and passed away May 24, 1949. He was preceded in death by his wife. He resided in the Wirt and Healdton communities for 28 years and in earlier years, was an oilfield worker. He made his home with his son here for years. Surviving are children, BILL PRATER of Healdton; JOHN of Hardin City, B. A. of Shawnee, B. F. of Tyler, Texas, Mrs. FRANCES WOOD of Healdton, Mrs. OTIS LEMONS of Healdton, Mrs. ROBERT EASTMADE of Dallas and Mrs. MARGIE POLLARD of Modesto, California. All attended the funeral except Mrs. Pollard who was unable to attend. There are several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. FLORENCE WHALEY of Apache and Mrs. NAN YOUNG of Bowie, Texas.
Pioneer Southern Oklahoma Man Buried Friday
Funeral services were held in the Baptist Church at Woodford Friday for THOMAS N. HOWE, age 79, pioneer southern Oklahoma resident who died May 18, following an extended illness. Mr. Howe was the father of B. L. HOWE on the Healdton school board, and of T. H. and V. D. HOWE, well known here. Rev. W. W. MCCONNELL of the Healdton Methodist Church conducted services with burial in the Woodford cemetery. Mr. Howe, a retired farmer and rancher, was an active member of the Methodist Church, having served as Sunday School superintendent and steward in the church. He was a member of the Walters Masonic lodge. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. MAGGIE HOWE of Woodford; four children, B. D. HOWE of Healdton, T. H. HOWE of Spearman, Texas, V. D. HOWE of Breckenridge, Texas, and Mrs. E. R. MARSH of Walters; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. B. L. HOWE, Mr. and Mrs. KENNETH ODLE of Oklahoma City, Mr. and Mrs. O. B. BYRD of Brownwood, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. B. A. HOWE and Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE TURNER of Walters.
Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE BYRAM had at their home, May 22, the following children and grandchildren, Mrs. JIM WILSON and daughter DONNA SUE of Denver, Colorado, Mr. and Mrs. RAY MARTIN of Ada, Mr. and Mrs. RAYMOND TAYLOR and children SALLIE JO and RAYMOND Jr. of Albany, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. CLYDE BYRAM and JERRY of Seminole; Mrs. BILLY STINCHCOMB and JANET of Shawnee; Mr. and Mrs. RAY HOLDER and daughter CONNIE LEE of Sulphur; Mr. and Mrs. PAUL BYRAM and BOBBY, BUCK, and STUART, all of Healdton.
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. KING and Mr. and Mrs. WILLARD UPSHAW, accompanied by Mrs. King’s and Mrs. Upshaw’ sister, Mrs. H. C. GATES, attended the funeral Wednesday morning in Seminole of Mrs. King’s stepfather, J. W. KING, age 86, who died during the weekend from a stroke. Burial was at Choteau.
Mr. and Mrs. JOE ASTON of Yuma, Arizona, have been guests of relatives and friends here. They have been residing at Yuma for the past several months. They lived here prior to moving to Yuma.
Thursday, June 2, 1949
Former Wirt Woman Passed
Funeral services were held in Erie, Kansas, this week for Mrs. S. B. SPOONAMORE, well known former resident of Writ, who passed away at the family home at Sulphur, Friday. Exact time of the funeral is unknown here as arrangements awaited the arrival of a brother and family from California. The body was taken to Kansas by Bettes funeral home of Ardmore. Mrs. Spoonamore was born in Canada, Sept. 18, 1877. The family resided at Wirt for 26 years where her husband was associated with her brother, TOM MOSSMAN, in the operation of a service station. Surviving are her husband, S. B. Spoonamore of Sulphur; sisters, Mrs. MARY J. DICKERSON of Baltimore, Maryland, and Mrs. MARGARET GRAHAM of Phoenix, Arizona; brother TOM MOSSMAN of Sunland, California; nephew, JOHN W. MOSSMAN of Andrews, Texas, and a niece, ALICE SPOCKHOUSE of Corpus Christi, Texas.
Receives Degree at Arizona College
Tempe, Arizona, May 31: DOUGLAS A. ARMSTRONG received his B. S. degree from Arizona State University Tuesday, May 24, 1949. He studied in the school of business administration, majoring in marketing and advertising. A son of Mr. and Mrs. ERIE ARMSTRONG of Healdton, Oklahoma, Douglas is as veteran of World War II.
Miss MARIANN MITCHELL of Healdton and TOM L. BRYANT of Ponca City were married Sunday in the First Christian Church. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. BRYAN B. MITCHELL of Healdton. He is the son of Mrs. TOM E. SMYER of 600 N. 2nd, Ponca City.
Brother of Mrs. M. C. BROWN Passed in Oklahoma City
Mrs. M. C. BROWN left Monday for Fort Smith, Arkansas, where she attended the funeral of her brother, FRED H. MILLER, age 59, veteran of World War I. He passed away in Will Rogers hospital in Oklahoma City Sunday morning after an extended illness. Funeral and burial were in the family hometown, Fort Smith.
Attend Funeral in Texas
Word was received here Tuesday night by Mr. and Mrs. JOHN CORNISH that her brother’s wife, Mrs. BRYAN GALLOWAY, and her daughter were seriously injured in an automobile accident near Welch, Texas. Mrs. Galloway died an hour later in a Lampasas, Texas, hospital. The daughter is in serious condition. Mrs. Cornish went to attend the funeral of her sister-in-law.
Mrs. RILEY SELF
Funeral services will be held in the First Baptist Church at Wirt Friday for Mrs. RILEY SELF, who passed away at the family home near Healdton this morning after an extended illness. Rev. MASON BONDURANT of the church will conduct the service with burial in Mt. Olive cemetery directed by Bates funeral home of Wilson. Mrs. Self was a devoted member of the Baptist Church and resided in this community many years. She was the mother of ROY WITHERS, well known resident of Wirt. Surviving are her husband, RILEY SELF, the son at Wirt and three grandchildren.
Wirt Sailor Died from Injuries
Funeral services will be held in the First Baptist Church in Healdton Friday for ROBERT EUGENE HAWKINS, A.A., U. S. Navy, who died May 29, in a Forest City, Arkansas, hospital, from injuries received in an automobile accident Wednesday of last week as he was en route home to Writ with a companion in the car. The other occupant of the car was killed outright. Young Hawkins was stationed at Memphis, Tenn. His mother and other family members went to the hospital to be with him before death. The body will be met by members of the Charles Mix American Legion Post of Healdton. Rev. C. W. CAMPBELL of Boynton, former pastor of the Wirt Baptist Church, will conduct services, assisted by Rev. MASON BONDURANT of the Wirt Church. Burial in Mt. Olive cemetery arranged by Colliers with military services from the American Legion Post. Young Hawkins was born (torn part of paper) in 1927 and died May 29, 1949. He attended Dundee high school and graduated with the class of 1947. He entered the U. S. Navy last September. He was a member of the Wirt Baptist Church. His brother, CARL HAWKINS, who was killed overseas, was brought back here for reburial a few months ago. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. A. N. HAWKINS, of Wirt; sister, Mrs. CARL SMITH of Odessa, Texas; and brothers, HERBERT of Healdton, ROY of Wirt, LESLIE of Goldsmith, Texas, and JERRY of the home.
Legal Notice for the estate of JOE H. SKELTON and MARTHA I. SKELTON, both deceased by administrator, L. G. SKELTON.
Word was received here recently by Mr. and Mrs. ZORA WHISENHUNT about the death of the mother of Mrs. ED EDMONSON at Bakersfield, California. Mrs. ALEXANDER, well known here staying in the Edmonson home here for some time years ago, passed away Wednesday night. Funeral and burial will be at Bakersfield.
Cop. KENNETH GUERIN / GEURIN, recently returned to U. S. from 29 months services in Japan, was a guest of his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. BROWN, en route to Camp Campbell at Kentucky where he will receive his discharge from the service, August 1. Kenneth, formerly of Healdton, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. K. GUERIN / GEURIN of Fort Worth, Texas. He plans to enter Southeastern State College at Durant this fall. The Guerin / Geurin family lived here prior moving to Fort Worth, Texas.
Rev. and Mrs. S. E. STARK of Oklahoma City, Mr. and Mrs. MARVIN MAY of Sulphur, Mr. and Mrs. CHESTER POLLARD of Texas, Mr. and Mrs. HARLAN WOOD and son, Duncan, and ELZIE PRATER of Tyler, Texas, were here to attend the funeral of H. F. PRATER.
Mr. and Mrs. EVERETT HARRIS and son of Fort Worth, Texas, and Mr. and Mrs. BRUCE HARRIS of Ardmore were guests of their father at Graham and other relatives at Healdton.
Mrs. SID FRIEDEN of Fort Worth, Mr. and Mrs. HENRY SCHIFF, and Mrs. AL EDLESTEIN, and Mrs. M. RING of Oklahoma City and MILT GRALLA of Ardmore attended the Healdton high school graduation to see especially Miss FAYE SCHIFF graduate.
Here for the Memorial Day service Monday were Mr. and Mrs. JIM MANESS and Mr. and Mrs. CHET BAXTER of Wichita Falls, Texas, C. MANESS of Douglas, Kansas, and Mrs. FERNE GIBSON of El Dorado, Kansas.
Thursday, June 9, 1949
J. A. DRAKE
Funeral services were held in the First Baptist Church Sunday afternoon for J. A. DRAKE, widely known Healdton business man who passed away in the Lindley hospital at Duncan, Friday evening, following a heart seizure. Rev. B. L. HUFF, Baptist minister at Ryan, conducted the services. Pallbearers: B. J. TOOTHMAN, W. L. EAKIN, S. B. HALL, E. H. MCMILLIAN, EARL COLEMAN and B. L. HOWE. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery at Ardmore directed by Collier Bros. Mr. Drake, age 64, was born at Woodbine, Texas, and was a long time member of the First Baptist Church. He had been in business in and around Healdton for 30 years. He married Miss CELESTE BUTLER, June 14, 1922, and to the union two children were born. Surviving are his wife; daughter, MARY RUTH, of the home; son DONALD in Healdton; two brothers, U. S. DRAKE of Healdton and WALTER E. DRAKE of Dallas; one sister, MARY LOU, of the home address.
Out-of-town relatives and friends at the funeral: Mr. and Mrs. WALTER E. DRAKE of Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. E. S. HAMILTON of Wills Point, Texas; Mrs. OLMER JACKSON of Velma, Mr. and Mrs. OTIS BUTLER of Houston, Texas; SELMER BUTLER of Davis, Mr. and Mrs. DARRIS BUTLER of Waurika, Mr. and Mrs. PETE BUTLER and JAMES of Wilson; Mr. and Mrs. NOBLE BIRMINGHAM of Mrs. J. C. BROMLEY of Oklahoma City, Mr. and Mrs. MARVIN COOK and Mrs. LOUIS SYKES of Wichita Falls, Mrs. HOYT BURKHALTER of Casper, Wyoming, Mr. and Mrs. GLENN D. THOMPSON of Oklahoma City, Mr. and Mrs. FRANK JORDAN and NELLIE LOU of Oklahoma City; Mrs. ANNIE CORMAN and Mrs. LELA ONEAL of Shawnee; MILES PAYNE of Duncan; Mr. and Mrs. JACK CHIPMAN, Mrs. LAURENCE CARRIERE and Mr. and Mrs. BILL ASHFORD of Oklahoma City; Mrs. L. B. YARBROUGH of Durant, Mrs. BESS NORVILL and Miss RUTH NORVILL of Ardmore; Mr. and Mrs. LESTER GEORGE of Ardmore and Mr. and Mrs. CARLY ROBYLER of Fox.
Brother of Mrs. MORPHIS Died in Colorado
Mrs. L. B. MORPHIS received news of the death of her brother, CHARLES CANFIELD, who died at his home at Fort Collins, Colorado. He formerly lived at Blackwell, Oklahoma. Mrs. Morphis was unable to attend the funeral.
Receives Degree in Montana
Mrs. SUZANNE HARGROVE, wife of JAMES A. HARGROVE of Healdton, received the master’s degree of pharmacy at Montana State University, July 6. Mrs. Hargrove, after graduating with a B. S. from the University of Algiers…
22 Years Ago
The Lions Club met to elect officers: HARRY OWENS, DOC STONE, O. A. BROOKE, M. A. STEELMAN, J. F. SHORTT, AL JENNINGS, CLYDE HENSON, R. M. LANGSTON, G. E. RYAN and pianist, Mrs. G. E. RYAN.
M. MASSAD of the Massad Dry Goods Co. purchased the lot and ruins of the P. L. SULLIVAN home and is building a home on the location, cost $5,000.
Rev. and Mrs. G. EDWIN RYAN are attending the International Lions Convention while on vacation.
L. D. THOMAS, the progressive Ringling business man, purchased the COLBERT Grocery and is putting in a large stock of general merchandise in connection with the grocery store.
Wedding for TOMMYE JO DAVIS and THOMAS REED CORR III
Miss TOMMYE JO DAVIS and THOMAS REED CORR, III, were married in a double ring ceremony at the Baptist Church at Fox, June 5. Rev. THOMAS R. CORR Sr. read the ceremony, assisted by Rev. BOEN HALLUM. She is the daughter of Mrs. MILES M. DAVIS of Fox and he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. THOMAS REED CORR of Edmund. MISS PATSY NAN BARNETT of Coalgate was maid of honor. A. M. GRINSLADE of Gallup, N. M., cousin of the groom, was usher; BUDDY DAVIS of Edmond was best man. LLOYD HENDRICK was organist. Assisting in the reception in the church annex were: Mrs. H. B. WARD, Mrs. B. S. HALL, Mrs. H. A. GADDIS and Mrs. AUSTIN EVERETT. Out of town guests were the groom’s parents, the groom’s grandfather, 86 year old T. R. Corr, Sr., Mrs. S. F. CUNNINGHAM and KAREN, DAVID PETERS, Mr. and Mrs. G. BRANDON EMERSON and REBECCA, BUDDY DAVIS, and Misses NADINE CAMPSEY, WILDA CAMPSEY, and MILDRED SCHULTZE, all of Edmond. From Oklahoma City: Mr. and Mrs. LOUIS WORREL, Mr. and Mrs. MORRIS HILL and children, Mrs. ROSS C. THOMPSON, and Mrs. HARRY FISHER. From Gallup, N. M.: Mr. and Mrs. A. M. GRINSLADE, KAY and MARGARET. Mrs. JOHN W. FONTZ was a guest from Haileyville. From Perry: Mr. and Mrs. E. L. CORR, EDWIN, Junior, JEAN ANNE, and BELL, Mr. and Mrs. MELVIN MANNING, Mr. and Mrs. MARDEN WINKLER. Other out of town guests: Mrs. GEORGE EMERSON of Newport News, Va., BERTIE L. CARRICK of Fort Sill, Miss VIRGINIA LEE ROBERTS of Stroud, Miss PATSY NAN BARNETT of Coalgate.
Mrs. SIDNEY D. MIZELL Jr. and children, RICKY and MOLLY of Atlanta, Georgia, were guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. DILLINGHAM of 400 S. 4th. Mrs. Mizell is the former Miss DOROTHY DILLINGHAM.
Miss BARBARA LOIS SCOTT, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. C. SCOTT of Duncan, and KENNETH V. JENKINS, son of Mrs. FLOSSIE JENKINS of Healdton, were married at the home of the bride’s aunt, Mrs. FRED W. CLARK of Denton, Texas, Friday evening. … … The couple will live in Healdton where he is employed by Kewanee Oil Co. She is a graduate of Duncan high school and attended North Texas State Teachers College for two years. He is a graduate of Healdton high school, attended the University of South Carolina with a B. S. degree, and a B. B. A. degree at NTSTC.
Miss DORIS MELTON, daughter of Mrs. MATTIE MELTON of Fox, and CLAYWOOD KALE, son of H. A. KALE of Healdton, were married at Wichita Falls, May 209, by JOSE Z. TOWER of the Methodist Church there. Miss PEGGY BAILEY and CLARK SUTHERLAND of Healdton were attendants. She is a graduate of Fox high school and employed at the local telephone exchange. He is a 1941 graduate of Dundee high school and a veteran of World War II, served four years in the U. S. Navy with 40 months served overseas where he was in 30 battles. He is employed by Jones Oil Co.
Miss SALLY JO SKINNER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. LEO SKINNER of Wirt, and HERBY CLARK, son of Mr. and Mrs. WALTER CLARK of Healdton, were married at Gainesville, Texas, by the Methodist minister, Rev. SLAGLE. Miss DORIS LEMONS of Wirt and BOBBY KNIGHT of Healdton were attendants. She is a 1949 graduate of Dundee high school and employed at Wacker store here. He is a 1949 graduate of Healdton high school. They will live at Mayfield, Kentucky where he is employed.
Miss REEDEAN DEMENT, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. DEMENT of Fillmore, California, and ROBERT SNIDER, son of Mrs. ALMA SNIDER of Ventura, California, are engaged to be married. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN SCHUMANN of Healdton and the family lived at Wilson for some years.
Thursday, June 23, 1949
W. D. GRISHAM
W. D. GRISHAM, Sr., passed away Wednesday in the Lindley hospital at Duncan, following a heart attack suffered the night before.. He was a well known employee of the Shell Pipeline Co. and had resided in Healdton since 1923. Funeral services will be held Friday in the West Main St. Church of Christ, conducted by GEORGE H. STEPEHENSON, minister of the Church of Christ at Wichita Falls, formerly of the church here. Burial in Rose Hill cemetery arranged by Harvey Bros. of Ardmore. Pallbearers are employees of the Shell Pipeline: ROY DAVIS, F. W. CHAPPELL, TOM BROWN, J. R. RAY Sr., GRADY BURTON and ALEC HUGHES. Honorary bearers: A. W. SHAVER, B. R. BEALL, BARNEY FORD, EVERETT FORD, EVERETT BADLEY, JACK RABIE, J. W. BENTLEY, W. H. ERVIN and C. W. HENSON.
WILMER DOUGLAS GRISHAM was born at Hoxbar, Okla., June 4, 1894 and passed away at Duncan, June 22, 1949, age 55. He married Miss DESSIE E. HOLDEN in Ardmore, Sept. 6, 1919. The family moved to Healdton and Mr. Grisham served as manager of the Choctaw Cotton Oil Co. For the past 18 years he was employed by Shell Pipeline Co. He was a member of the West Main St. Church of Christ. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. DESSIE GRISHAM of the home, 23 Shell St., children, Mrs. ELA SIMPSON of Oklahoma City, W. D. GRISHAM Jr. of Shawnee, Mrs. JIMMIE JANE ROEMER of Healdton, HAROLD GRISHAM of Ponca City, Mrs. JEANNE MORGAN of Ardmore, HERSHELL, JOYCE and GERALD of the home; seven grandchildren; three brothers, TOM of Ada, MARION of Oklahoma City, and J. D. of Enid; three sisters, Mrs. GUS MAGAFOS of Oklahoma City, Mrs. EULA MCKILLIP of Fort Worth and Mrs. CLATE BREWSTER in west Texas.
ERVIN C. ROBERSON
Funeral services will be held in the First Baptist Church today for ERVIN C. ROBERSON, veteran of World War I, son of W. T. ‘BUCK’ ROBERSON. Mr. Roberson passed away at the family home Tuesday evening following an extended illness. Rev. J. C. DODSON, Baptist minister at Duncan, will conduct services with burial at Mt. Olive cemetery directed by Collier Bros. funeral home. The Charles Mix American Legion Post of Healdton will conduct military services at the graveside with members serving as pallbearers. ERVIN CHARLES ROBERSON was born Feb. 10, 1887 in McClelland County, Texas, and passed away at the family home in Healdton, June 21, 1949. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the American Legion. He was a member of the Baptist Church and had resided in Healdton 30 years. His family is one of Healdton’s pioneer families, having been in business here many years. Surviving are his father W. T. ‘BUCK’ ROBERSON, sisters, Mrs. JESSIE GLENN of Healdton, Mrs. JULIA STOLE of South Dakota, and Mrs. INEZ THURMOND of Dallas, and a niece, Mrs. JOHN PAUL MASSENGILL of Dallas.
Mrs. WILLIE HERRING
Mrs. WILLIE S. HERRING, age 83, of Healdton, died Wednesday morning in an Ardmore hospital. She was born June 14, 1866 in Williams County, Tennessee. Her first husband, HENRY BEACH, died in 1906. Survivors include two sons, W. R. BEACH of Alameda, California, and THOMAS BEACH of Bakersfield, California; six daughters, Mrs. LAURA RUSSIE(?) of Boswell, Mrs. LILLY ROACH of Marietta, Mrs. MATTIE JOHNSON of Sawyer, Mrs. BESSIE KENT of Healdton, Mrs. ADDIE JONES and Mrs. NEAL ROYAL of Ardmore; sister, Mrs. ANNIE MCFARLAND of Fort Worth, Texas. Burial will be in Marietta arranged by Bettes funeral home.
Mr. and Mrs. JACK CHRISTOPHER and children of Powell, Wyoming, visited her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. ROME FREEMAN here.
Guests in the J. E. HORN home were their children and families: Mrs. VAIL HORN and children of Randolph Field, Texas; Mrs. GENE PORTER of Cleveland, Okla., Mrs. LEE GOLSON and children of Holliday, Texas, and Mrs. HARRY MORGAN and children of Healdton.
Thursday, June 30, 1949
Funeral rites were held in the First Missionary Baptist Church Wednesday for TOM BALLEW, member of a well known and highly respected family in southern Oklahoma. Mr. Ballew succumbed to a heart attack in the family home, 202 Magnolia, Monday morning; he was in ill health for some time. Rev. W. D. MCCOY of the church conducted services with burial in Lone Grove cemetery directed by Bettes funeral home. Pallbearers: D. C. TEAGUE, BILL RATLIFF, SAM LEWIS, JACK TIDWELL, L. SPARROW and C. C. CLAXTON. Flower bearers were members of the Healdton Rebekah lodge of which Mrs. Ballew is a member.
TOM BALLEW was born at Eastland, Texas, April 14, 1881 and passed away at the family home, June 27, 1949, age 68. He was a retired Magnolia Oil Co. employee and was employed by the water department in Healdton for some years. He resided here for 25 years. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. His family has been identified with politics in southern Oklahoma. BUD BALLEW, early day peace officer in this county, and SCOTT BALLEW, well known former peace officer, were brothers. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. EDNA BALLEW of the home; a son by a former marriage, IVOL W. BALLEW who resides in Washington; step-daughters, Mrs. ELLIS COUCH of Ardmore and Mrs. JEFF COPELAND of Wolfe City, Texas; two grandchildren, MONTY BALLEW of Oklahoma City and HOPE BALLEW of Odessa, Texas; four sisters, Mrs. JOHN GAUNTT and Mrs. BILL ENGLAND of Lone Grove, Mrs. ROSCOE FOSTER of El Centro, California, and Mrs. OSCAR PASCHALL of Denver, Colorado; and three brothers, BRYANT of Healdton, BERNARD of Lone Grove and SCOTT of Wilson.
Among out of town relatives at the funeral: Mr. and Mrs. MONTY BALLEW of Oklahoma City, SCOTT BALLEW of Wilson, BERNARD BALLEW and family, Mrs. JOHN GAUNTT and family, Mrs. BILL ENGLAND and family, BUD PRICE and family of Lone Grove; STERLING MCGRAW of Midland, Texas, Mrs. ELLIS COUCH of Ardmore, Mr. and Mrs. JEFF COPELAND of Wolfe City, Texas. IVOL BALLEW was unable to attend the funeral.
Brother of W. E. MARTIN Dies in Missouri
W. E. MARTIN was called to Cabool, Missouri, Wednesday by the death of his brother, LUCIAN MARTIN, well known barber there, who died suddenly of a heart attack while at work in the barbershop. Burial was at Licking, Missouri, Friday.
Brother of Mrs. Cates Dies in Ardmore
Funeral services were held in the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Ardmore Monday for E. A. GRUBBS, age 64, brother of Mrs. MONTY CATES Sr. of Healdton. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery. He had been ill with a heart ailment for some time. Mr. and Mrs. Cates and family and Mr. and Mrs. VERNIE WALK attended the funeral. Vernie Walk was a pallbearer.
Drury Family Reunion
A family reunion in Platt National Park at Sulphur, Sunday: Mrs. LILLIE DRURY and members of her family, HOMER DRURY and JOHN A. DRURY and family of Healdton; M. H. DRURY and E. R. DRURY of Long Beach, California; Mrs. W. H. MARBER of Duncan; Mrs. S. M. BUSSELL of Ardmore, Mrs. C. L. MICHAEL of Abilene; Mrs. W. H. MCAFEE and SAIDE RIVAIST of Long Beach. Mr. and Mrs. JESS DRURY of Gainesville, Texas were unable to attend as they were injured in an automobile accident recently and are receiving treatment at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City.
Mr. and Mrs. SHERWOOD DUNAVENT and children of Houston, Texas, were guests of Mrs. MARIE KEPLINGER and family and her father, C. S. DUNAVENT. Mr. and Mrs. H. R. BROOKS and daughter BARBARA of Dallas and Mrs. HELEN HUFFMAN of Oklahoma City will be guests this weekend of Mrs. MARIE KEPLINGER and her father.
Mr. and Mrs. D. E. HAM of 325 Gilmer announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss CORA ELIZABETH HAM to JESTER L. ‘JACK’ LOONEY, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. L. LOONEY of 416 Kewanee. They were wed at Gainesville, Texas, Monday, by Rev. J. W. SLAGLE, retired Methodist minister. She is a graduate of Fox high school and he attended Fox school. He is a veteran of World War Ii, served three years in the U. S. Army, mostly overseas. They will live at Alice, Texas, where he is employed by the Geo-Chemical Survey Co.
JOHN KNOX STOKER, ten year old son of Mr. and Mrs. REGINALD STOKER of Houston, Texas, arrived in Ardmore on the Texas Chief, following the close of his school in Houston. He spent part of his vacation here with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. JOHN STOKER then went to Chattanooga, Tennessee, by American Airline to spend six weeks in Baylor Boys Camp.
Thursday, July 7, 1949
A. C. MARTIN
Funeral services are being held today in the First Baptist Church in Durant for A. C. MIARTIN, former Healdton business man, and father of Dr. KENNETH MARTIN and Mrs. W. L. EAKIN. Mr. Martin passed away in a hospital at Sherman, Texas, where he had received treatment for some time preparatory to undergoing an operation. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery at Ardmore. The Martin family is well known in southern Oklahoma and lived in Healdton for many years. Survivors are his wife of the home in Durant; six daughters, Mrs. W. L. EAKIN of Healdton, Mrs. CARL ROBYLER of Fox, Mrs. BESS NORVILL and Mrs. LESTER GEORGE of Ardmore, Mrs. LAVERE YARBROUGH of Durant, and Mrs. HULET SMITH of Columbus, Ohio; four sons, JOHN E. of Salt Lake City, WALTER of McAlester, DON of Mansfield, La., and Dr. KENNETH MARTIN of Healdton; two brothers, THOMAS MARTIN of Rockvale, Colorado; J S. MARTIN of Wetumka; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Former Residents Visit Here
A group of former Healdton residents now in Texas visited here Friday: Mrs. LEMAN MODGLING of San Angelo, Texas, and her sisters, Mrs. DAYTON STRAWN and son JIMMY of Gladewater, Texas, and Miss BERTHA THOMPSON of Kilgore, Texas. Mrs. Modgling’s husband was employed here for years by the Pure Oil co. and Miss Bertha Thompson lived here with her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. EARL GOINS when he was employed in the oil fields here. Mrs. Strawn and her husband also resided here when he was employed in oil field work. They are sisters of ELAM THOMPSON, who served as farm boss for the Magnolia Production dept. for years. Mr. and Mrs. Goins live at Kilgore where he operates a grocery store.
Two Men Injured in Plane Crash
An unhappy note to the Knight family reunion held here Sunday was the injury of two grandsons of Rev. and Mrs. T. J. KNIGHT, in whose home the reunion was held. J. E. ENGLAND of Fort Worth and ROY WOOD of Hutchinson, Kansas, were injured when the plane in which they were taking off Sunday afternoon, hit an air pocket and crashed near the local airport. They were taken to an Ardmore hospital and treated; England was released, but Wood was taken to Wesley hospital at Oklahoma City and later to a Veterans hospital at Wichita, Kansas for treatment of his partly crushed leg.
Mrs. DOLLIE MAYHEN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. SPARROW of Healdton, and V. A. BAILEY of Graham were married Thursday in Oklahoma City at the home of her daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. MCCLURG Jr., by Rev. ALLEN, Baptist minister. They will live in Healdton where he is employed in the oil fields.
Mr. and Mrs. GUY FITZGERALD of Waurika announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss WAUNETTE FITZGERALD to THOMAS A. SHAVER, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. SHAVER of Healdton. They will be married in the Waurika Church of Christ Aug. 9. She is a 1948 graduate of Waurika high school and attended Abilene Christian College. He is a graduate of Healdton high school and received his B. A. in history at Abilene Christian College this spring. They will live in Garland, Texas where he will be a minister in the Church of Christ.
Knight Family Reunion
A family reunion was held July 3 in the home of Rev. and Mrs. T. J. KNIGHT. Present: the MELVIN WEAVER family of Fort Worth, the SIDNEY L. BAUGH family of Fort Worth, the CLAUD E. ENGLAND family of Dallas, J. E. ENGLAND family of Fort Worth, the WILLIE WHITEHEAD family of Healdton; Mrs. JEWELL YOUNG of Long Beach, California; the RAY WOOD family of Hutchinson, Kansas; Mrs. AUDREY REYNEAU of St. Petersburg, Florida; Mrs. DOROTHY DIMICK and Mrs. PAULINE CROSS of Lakeland, Florida; JOHN KNIGHT of Hermasa Beach, Calif., the KERNS DANIEL family of Velma, the CLARENCE COALY family of Duncan, CLAUD ENGLAND family of Healdton; Mrs. WANDA SINGLETON, Mrs. AGATHA EMIGH and baby son, Mrs. CHARLES COALY and Mrs. TENNIE COALY of Ringling.
Peaches for sale at WILLIAM N. SMITH’S place west end of Courtney Flat.
DOROTHY BARKER vs. WALTER R. BARKER, filed for divorce.
J. E. DODSON, city resident, was honored with a surprise birthday supper and party at his home, 302 S. 3rd, Tuesday evening when 25 relatives, including children and grandchildren, assembled in home. Five of eight children and their families attended. Mr. and Mrs. DODSON moved to Healdton six years ago from Courtney. He is a retired farmer. They are the parents of two Baptist ministers, Rev. J. C. DODSON of the Emanuel Baptist Church at Duncan and Rev. MARSHALL E. DODSON of the New Bethel Church near Ada.
Miss BETTY JO MURPHY, employed in top secret work in the secretarial department at Barksdale Field, Louisiana, and her aunt, Mrs. JOHN P. ROSS of Shreveport, Louisiana, visited Mr. and Mrs. R. M. MURPHY of Wirt. They attended the Murphy reunion at Walters.
Sister of Emma Stephens Claimed by Death
Mrs. EMMA STEPHENS, Mrs. YOUNG RAY, Mr. and Mrs. JOE STEPHENS, and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. WEAVER are in Petrolia, Texas, today, to attend the funeral of Mrs. Stephens’ sister, Mrs. WILL MAYO, who passed away in a Wichita Falls hospital Wednesday morning after a lingering illness.
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. SAMS of Atlanta, Georgia, Mr. and Mrs. S. B. MERS of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Mrs. BEN MOBLEY, of Ardmore were guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. SUBLETT. Mrs. Sams is a sister-in-law of Mrs. Sublett and this was the first time they had seen each other in 40 years.
A family reunion was held in the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. SHORTES recently with all their children and grandchildren for the first time in nine years. Attending were Mr. and Mrs. M. W. SHORTES and son JOE of Salinas, California; Mr. and Mrs. J. H. NATION and SANDRA and DONALD of Andrews, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. ROY M. TERRELL of Lindsay; Mr. and Mrs. D. R. SHORTES of Healdton, and Mr. and Mrs. J. W. SHORTES and daughter JIMMIE of Ardmore.
Thursday, July 14, 1949
Mother of Mrs. E. J. KING Killed in Auto Accident
En route to Healdton from Seminole Saturday, with her granddaughter, Mrs. INA FAYE MALAN, Mrs. KATHRYN KING, age 75, of Seminole, was killed in an automobile accident near Stratford, Mrs. Malan received cuts and bruises but neither she nor her son BENNY were seriously injured. Mrs. King’s body was brought to Collier Bros. funeral home to await arrival of relatives from California. The body was then take to Mountain Grove, Missouri, where funeral services were held Wednesday. Mrs. King was born in 1876 and died July 9, 1949. She visited her daughter’s home here and made friends here. She is survived by some children and grandchildren. WILLARD UPSHAW, a son, is known here as is Mrs. E. J. KING who operates a café in Healdton. Family members attended the funeral in Missouri.
Mrs. ROSIE WILLIAMS Buried
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Harvey chapel in Ardmore for Mrs. ROSIE WILLIAMS, Ardmore, sister of Mrs. R. G. CARRIKER of Healdton. Burial was in the Greenville cemetery. Survivors include three brothers, four sisters, and several nephews and nieces.
Father of Mrs. LEM MARTIN Buried at Marietta
Mr. and Mrs. LEE GAHAGAN and son, Mr. and Mrs. ARCHIE MILBURN, and Mrs. LEM MARTIN with sons, L. T. and JERRY DALE, attended the funeral Sunday afternoon in the First Baptist Church at Marietta for Mrs. Martin’s father, J. H. TESTERMAN, age 79, pioneer Love County farmer and stockman. Mr. Testerman died Friday while seated in a chair talking to his wife and nephew. Burial was in Lake View cemetery. He is survived by his wife, two sons, the daughter, 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, two brothers and one half-sister.
Sister of Mrs. EMMET LINDSAY Claimed by Death
Mrs. WILLIE ANN COX, age 63, sister of Mrs. Emmet Lindsay, who resides north of town, died suddenly in the home of her sister, Mrs. TOM COX, in Duncan, late Monday, while visiting as a dinner guest. Mrs. Cox was born in Denton, Texas, and came to Oklahoma when she was eight years old. Funeral services are being held this afternoon in the Church of Christ in Duncan. Surviving are three daughters, six sons, two brothers and three sisters.
Word was received here Saturday by Mr. and Mrs. JESS FRENCH that his niece, SHIRLEY ASTON, age 7, died unexpectedly at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. MACK ASHTON at Carmi, Illinois. Mr. French’s father, CHARLES FRENCH, of Ardmore went to Carmi for the funeral services.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. HARVEY were called to Dawson, Oklahoma, during the weekend by the death of her mother, Mrs. MONROE TEEHEE, who passed away Sunday.
Mrs. SUE STAPP has been ill with a heart ailment at her home south of town. Her daughter VIRGIE of Missouri has been with her and will take her mother back with her as soon as she is able to make the trip.
Thursday, July 21, 1949
CHARLES M. O’DOR
Funeral services were held today in the Missionary Baptist Church at Ratliff City for CHARLES MAJOR O’DOR, age 61, oil field pumper at Alma, who died in a Duncan hospital of injuries received Tuesday noon at Ratliff corner. Mr. O’Dor’s neck was broken when his car and a truck collided at the intersection of a side road with State Hwy 76. O’Dor was a pumper for Simpson Fell Oil Co. and is survived by his wife, three children, GEORGE O’DOR of Pernell, CHARLES of Chicago, and CORA LEE of the home. He lived in western Carter County many years. Rev. MITCHELL BENNETT of Lawton conducted services with burial in the Rose Hill cemetery at Ardmore arranged by Bettes funeral home. O’Dor was born Sept. 19, 1888 and died July 19, 1949. The truck with which O’Dor collided was driven by WILLIAM L. BAKER, Jr., age 20, of Healdton and belonged to the Hudson-Houston Lumber Co. O’Dor was the county’s second traffic fatality in 1949. No charges will be filed against Baker, according to ROY CLINTON, highway patrolman, who investigated the accident.
Wilson Woman Passed
Funeral services were held in the East B St. Church of Christ in Wilson, Wednesday, for Mrs. S. COPELAND, long time resident of Wilson community, who passed away in the family home near Wilson Tuesday from a heart ailment. TOM E. SMITH of East Healdton Church of Christ conducted the service with burial in Reck cemetery directed by Leslie funeral home of Healdton. Mrs. Copeland is survived by her husband, some children and grandchildren. She was a devoted member of the Church of Christ in Wilson. Mrs. W. L. HAGAN of Healdton attended the funeral.
A family reunion was held in the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. FLETCHER of 524 Stanolind Wednesday with members of her family, her mother, Mrs. NANCY THOMPSON and her sisters, Mrs. NANNIE RANDOLPH and children of Ratliff Corner, Mr. and Mrs. DEE HENDERSON and daughter EMMA LOU of Duncan, Mrs. VINA GREEN and daughter PATSY of Billingsworth, California; Mr. and Mrs. HOMER DAVIS of Healdton. This was the first time the group had been together in 20 years.
Mr. and Mrs. BERT STEWART and family of Borger, Texas, were guests of his aunt, Mrs. KATIE MCGRAW, whom he had not seen in 55 years, and his cousin, Mrs. TOM BALLEW. Mr. Stewart lived here in the early days of Healdton.
22 Years Ago
Masonic burial rites were held for WILLIAM MADISON COLE, lease foreman for Magnolia Oil.
JANET BROOKS entertained with a slumber party to honor FRANCILLE HARRISON. Refreshments were served to FAYE OLIVER, WILMA MCBEE, MARGARET BROOKS and FRANCILLE.
Dr. Barker reported the following births: Mr. and Mrs. J. B. KERN, of Clemscot, a girl; Mr. and Mrs. J. E. CLAYTON, a boy; Mr. and Mrs. M. L. GRIFFIN, a boy.
Mr. and Mrs. H. L. BAKER and MARY ANN returned from vacation in Houston spent with her sister, Mrs. C. B. JOHNSON and family, with her brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. CLOVIS GRIFFITH at Pasadena, Texas; with Mr. and Mrs. ARLEN MIDDLETON and at Mamou, Louisiana, as guests of Mr. and Mrs. L. R. HATHAWAY, former Healdton residents. They were accompanied to Louisiana by Mrs. BOB GORBY, the former ILENE HATHAWAY and her children of Pampa, Texas.
Thursday, July 28, 1949
Former Graham Man Buried
Funeral services were held in Lone Grove Wednesday for JAMES FRANKLIN WOLFE, age 57, retired Magnolia Petroleum Co. employee, who died Sunday night in Oklahoma City. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery at Ardmore directed by Bettes funeral home. Mr. Wolfe worked for the Magnolia Petroleum Co. at Graham and Clemscot and in Big Spring, Texas. He was a Mason and a member of the Baptist Church, well known in western Carter County. He is survived by his wife, CORA, son JAMES A. WOLFE of Ardmore; daughters, Mrs. IRA E. BRIDGES Jr. of Lone Grove and Mrs. JAMES GRIFFITHS of Oklahoma City; brother M. A. WOLFE of Batesville, Arkansas; three sisters, Mrs. THAD JOHNSON of Healdton, Mrs. DEILA SOUTHERN and Mrs. ALBERTA STROUD both of Batesville, Arkansas.
Honored on Birthday
For the 78th birthday, Sunday, of Mrs. J. A. BUTLER, member of a pioneer southern Oklahoma family, a group of her children and grandchildren assembled at her home, 512 Stanolind, for a family reunion. Mrs. Butler has 11 children living. Her husband passed away years ago. Present: Mr. and Mrs. DARRIS BUTLER and GARY PHILLIPS of Waurika; Mr. and Mrs. J. P. BUTLER and family of Wilson, Mrs. J. C. BROMLEY and MARK BIRMINGHAM of Oklahoma City, Mrs. J. A. DRAKE, Mr. and Mrs. DONALD DRAKE, Mr. and Mrs. BEN CLARK and MARGARET, Mrs. MILDRED CULWELL and SHIRLEY SUE and Miss LORENA BUTLER.
Mrs. G. E. THOMAS and daughters BETTY JEAN and LORAINE, and Mrs. MELVIN BROOKS and daughter BARBARA returned from vacation in California, Arizona, and Old Mexico. They visited Mrs. Thomas’ sister Mrs. J. A. BESHEARS in Yuma, Arizona, and her brother in Littlefield, Texas.
22 Years Ago
FAT SHAWBEAN, while eating at the boarding house last week, devoured 27 good sized biscuits before the cook shoved light bread and corn bread at him.
Dr. and Mrs. J. H. CAMERON and MELBA returned from a three weeks trip through the Rockies and Yellowstone park. CLYDE HENSON and family returned from St. Louis and other points in Missouri. Mr. and Mrs. R. M. DAVIS, KATHRYN and ROMIE are on tour in the Rockies and New Mexico.
A family reunion was held in the Healdton park Sunday to celebrate the 77th birthday of Mrs. H. S. WOODS. All the children except ERNEST WOODS and his family attended.
Mr. and Mrs. JACK HOGUE, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. INGRUM, BUD INGRUM, Mrs. C. R. MASON, Mrs. C. C. DUFF, and Mr. and Mrs. HENRY CUFF attended the double funeral recently held in Frederick for Mrs. ERNESTINE AMMONS and her daughter SUE who were killed in an auto collision near Goodrich, Kansas. Another occupant, Mrs. JOHNSON, was also killed in the accident July 14. The funeral was held July 18. Mrs. Ammons was a niece of the Healdton folks who attended the funeral.
Mr. and Mrs. ORAN THOMPSON attended the funeral Monday of a friend at Tulsa. The lady was a sister of R. L. KITTRELL.
Thursday, August 4, 1949
Funeral Held for Former Healdton Man
Funeral services were held in the Leslie funeral home chapel at Wilson Monday for M. N. WARD, father of BARNEY WARD of Healdton. Mr. Ward resided in Healdton more than 20 years prior to moving to Wilson. He operated a wagon yard and feed store here in early days of Healdton and was later associated with a music store here. After moving to Wilson, he was associated with a music store there. He passed away Sunday in Norman after an extended illness. Services were conducted by the pastor of the Holiness church in Wilson with burial in Hewitt cemetery. Surviving are two daughters, three sons, some grandchildren, and one brother. Attending from Healdton were BARNEY WARD and family. One son in California was not able to attend.
Father of Mrs. WOOLEVER Claimed by Death
Funeral services were held in Watts funeral home in Oklahoma City for J. W. MUNDAY, age 99, father of Mrs. A. A. WOOLEVER and grandmother of Mrs. HERMAN CLAXTON. Mr. Munday visited the Woolever home when Mr. and Mrs. Woolever resided here. He passed away Thursday at the home of a son in Oklahoma City. Burial in Oklahoma City was attended by Mr. and Mrs. Woolever, who are here on vacation from their home at Brownstown, Illinois, and by Mr. and Mrs. Claxton.
Funeral for Baby
Funeral services were held in the family home near Alma Friday for RICHARD DENNIS LUCAS, infant son of MARY LUCAS of Alma. Rev. ABSHIRE of the Assembly of God Church at Pruitt City, conducted the service with burial in Alma cemetery directed by Collier Bros. funeral home.
Chadwick funeral home of Seminole had charge of arrangements for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. T.A. BURTON of Healdton the past week. The baby lived only a few hours and burial was at Seminole. Surviving are the parents, and grandparents who resided in Seminole and in Kansas.
Brother of OTT DEES Claimed by Death
Funeral services were held Friday at Pryor for HULDY DEES, age 50, brother of OTT DEES, local resident. Mr. Dees died suddenly from a heart attack Thursday. He operated a sporting goods store and was also a barber at Pryor. Burial at Pryor was attended by Mr. and Mrs. Ott Dees and JACK and VIRGINIA.
Attend Reburial Service for Son
Mr. and Mrs. JOHNNY STRIBLING and her brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. AMOS CHOATE of Van, Texas, will leave soon for Washington, D. C. to attend the reburial service of their son, J. L. STRIBLING, who was killed overseas. J. L. and other members of his crew will be reburied at Arlington National cemetery, Washington, D. C., on Aug. 16.
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. WHITE and daughter KITTY LOU returned from a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. G. HICKMAN of Fort Worth, Texas. They were accompanied home by NANCY ANNN PARRISH of Dallas. Kitty Lou is enjoying two weeks vacation from her school work at Draughon’s Business college in Oklahoma City.
As a post-nuptial courtesy for Mrs. JAMES DEATHERIDGE, formerly Miss SADIE GORDON, Mrs. JEARL D. LOWE and Mrs. R. A. GORDON were co-hostesses for a bridal shower at the home of Mrs. Lowe.
Miss JUANELL MASHORE and WILLIAM JACK HAMILTON of Ada were married Saturday, July 30, in the Church of Christ in Pauls Valley by JAMES R. GREAR of the church performing the ceremony. Miss JOYCE MASHORE of Ardmore, sister of the bride, was maid of honor, and JEFF CANTRELL of Ada was best man. Miss Mashore is well known here, associated with Lovie’s Beauty Shopper for some years. She made her home with Mr. and Mrs. J. R. RANDOLPH.
Mrs. BEN CROSS and family of Levelland, Texas, were called to the bedside of her mother, Mrs. RHODA SMITH who has been ill. The Cross family resided here prior moving to Levelland.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. DEWEY OGLETREE of Fox was totally destroyed by fire the past week while the family was away from home.
Mr. and Mrs. JESS WOOD have as guests their grandchildren, JIMMY HARDING and DIXIE JANE HARDING of Ponca City. The Harding children reside on a ranch near Ponca City.
JERRY SHRADER of Odessa, Texas, visited his grandmother Mrs. BELLE SHRADER.
Guests in the GEORGE WALK home were her brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. DOC MCCABE of Long Beach, California; her mother, Mrs. G. W. MCCABE, and sister Miss PEARL MCCABE of Wilson; another sister, Miss IMOGENE MCCABE of Dallas, a brother and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. HOMER MCCABE and children and a niece, JO EVA MCCABE of Waco, Texas.
T. C. GRFFIN of Haskell, Texas, visited his niece and husband, Mr. and Mrs. E. M. YBLOOD. This was the first time he had seen his niece since she was a child.
Thursday, August 11, 1949
Mrs. F. I. RICHARDSON
Funeral services were held in the Collier Bros. funeral home chapel Monday for Mrs. MINNIE LAURA RICHARDSON, wife of F. I RICHARDSON, employee of the Shell Pipeline Co. here. Mrs. Richardson passed away in the Ardmore hospital Sunday afternoon from a heart ailment. Rev. W. W. MCCONNELL of the Methodist Church conducted services with special music. The body was taken to Wellington, Kansas, for a second funeral and burial Tuesday. MINNIE LAURA HOWARD was born at Milan, Kansas, Aug. 22, 1906 and passed away in Ardmore, Aug. 7, 1949. She was united in marriage with F. I. RICHARDSON, Aug. 22, 1924, and to their union, one son, DUANE, who resides at Wichita, Kansas. The family had been living here since 1943. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church at Caldwell, Kansas. A sister of Mrs. Richardson and other relatives attended the funeral here, as well as the funeral in Kansas. Surviving are her companion, F. I. Richardson, son Duane of Wichita, Kansas, a grandson, FLOYD DUANE RICHARDSON Jr., four sisters and three brothers, who resided at points in Kansas, Idaho and California.
Nephew of SAM LONG Killed in Accident
Military funeral services will be held in the Marietta Church of Christ today for S/Sgt. RALPH LONG, age 28, brother of W. M. LONG of Healdton and nephew of SAM LONG of Healdton. S/Sgt. Long was killed in a plane accident at Norfolk, Va., Aug. 9. A military funeral was held there for him Monday and his body was returned to the old home at Marietta, for a second funeral today. Burial will be at Marietta directed by Goodrich funeral home. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Long are attending from Healdton. Surviving are three sisters, two brothers, and his grandfather, A. G. LONG of Marietta.
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. JACKSON of Wirt enjoyed a visit from their daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. GLEN WAYMON and son GLEN EDWARD of Premont, Texas, their son LUE JACKSON and wife and children GINER, JERRY and JIMMY of Victoria, Texas; and G. W. JACKSON of Morgan City, La.
Fox Schools to Open Sept. 5
Teaching staff and grades taught:
CARL BUCK, supt.; M. S. RAVAN, junior and high school principal; L. G. SKELTON, coach; MARSHALL E. ELLIS Jr., voc. Agriculture; CARLY ROBYLER, shop, JAMES OGDEN, science; LAWTON CAREY, math; MILDRED SMITH, voc home ec.; Mrs. L. B. HORN, English and speech; DORRACE JO WATSON, commerce; EDWIN ASHMORE, music; LILY RISER, junior high English; LORA MAYNARD, junior high social studies; OLA THORNTON, junior high math.
Grade school: L. G. SKELTON, principal and sixth grade; MABEL BADLEY and BERTHA BLAIR, primary; MARJORIE BYNUM and MARIE LEBEAU, second; EVELYN BUCK and MARY TROOP, third; MAUDE DISHMAN and RUTH NORVELL, fourth; THELMA GARRETT and JUANITA SKELTON, fifth; ROMINE CANNON, sixth.
Secretary: VIRGINIA SHEFFIELD.
Maintenance: L. H. TAYLOR, CLYDE BRYANT, TOM HOGGARD, E. N. WALKER.
Cafeteria: Mrs. EDNA PHIPPS, Mrs. C. E. WILEY, Mrs. GLENN CAMPBELL, Mrs. T. J. HENDRICKS, Mrs. A. E. GARRISON.
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. JACKSON of Wirt enjoyed a visit from their daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. GLEN WAYMON, and son GLEN of Premont, Texas; son LUE JACKSON and wife, GINGER, JERRY, and JIMMY of Victoria, Texas, and G. W. JACKSON of Morgan City, La.
Thursday, August 18, 1949
ROBERT L. MALONE Jr.
Funeral services were held in the Methodist Church Monday for ROBERT L. MALONE, Jr., 8 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. ROBERT L. MALONE, well known Healdton business people. Robert L., known as Robbie, was Carter County’s first fatality in 1949 from polio. He was stricken last Thursday and entered the Crippled Children’s hospital Wednesday. He passed away early Sunday. Rev. W. W. MCCONNELL of the Methodist Church conducted the service. Burial was at Maybank, Texas, arranged by Collier Bros. Surviving are his parents, a brother WALTER WILLIAM; sister CAROLYN, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. MALONE of Maybank, Texas, and Mr. and Mrs. W. A. SHORTES of Duncan.
Father of J. B. VANTREECE Buried at Duncan
Funeral services were held Tuesday in the Beeson-Grantham funeral home in Duncan for JAMES HENRY VANTREECE, father of J. B. VANTREECE of Fox community. Mr. Vantreece is also related to BILL RATLIFF of Healdton. Burial was in Duncan cemetery. He had lived in Duncan 51 years and was born in Indiana. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. NANNIE VANTREEECE of Duncan; sons, J. D. VANTREECE of Duncan and J. B. VANTREECE of Fox; two daughters, Mrs. L. M. BARNES of Norman and Mrs. OSCAR FRANKLIN of Duncan, ten grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Mrs. SUE STAPP
Funeral services were held in the West Main St. Church of Christ Wednesday for Mrs. SUE STAPP, age 74, pioneer resident of Healdton. She passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. VIRGIE CLAY, at Russell, Missouri, where she had been staying in order her daughter could care for her. Death came from a heart ailment. THORNTON CREWS of the church conducted services with burial in Mt. Olive cemetery directed by Leslie funeral home of Wilson. Pallbearers; E. M. YBLOOD, T. NORTHCUTT, ELMER HOPKINS, W. J. TRIBBEY, MIKE BEALL and FLOYD HOPKINS. Mrs. Stapp was born Oct. 31, 1874 and married J. W. STAPP on Nov. 24, 1897. Mr. Stapp, who was employed in the early oil field days here by the Magnolia Oil Co., until his retirement, preceded her in death. Mrs. Stapp was a faithful member of the West Main St. Church of Christ. Surviving is her foster daughter, Mrs. VIRGIE CLAY and one grandchild, VIRGINIA SUE CLAY of Russell, Missouri.
Mr. and Mrs. ODIE WOOD and children of Yuma, Arizona, visited his mother, Mrs. W. M. WOOD and his sisters, Mrs. LAURA SMITH and Mrs. D. C. TEAGUE. The Woods resided here prior to moving to Yuma.
Mr. and Mrs. WELDON CARLTON of Pauls Valley, Mr. and Mrs. BOBBY CARLTON of Lindsay, Mr. and Mrs. O. Z. KILCREASE of Olney, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. LEWIS CARLTON and MARIAN and BETTY JEAN of Pernell are expected here for the weekend in the home of Mrs. VERA FRONTERHOUSE and family to observe birthdays and a wedding anniversary.
Mrs. NETTIE HUMPHRIES is a guest of Mrs. LUTHER DENNIS. She is leaving Sept. 1 for a year’s visit with her son, Capt. AUDIE HUMPHRIES in Hawaii.
Mr. and Mrs. BUSTER ROBISON had as guests his sister and family, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. DANIEL of Houston, Texas, his uncle and family, Mr. and Mrs. DEWEY JENNINGS, BETTY and LINDA of Sylvain, Kansas; and cousins, Mr. and Mrs. RUBEN HARREL and son EDDIE of Crane, Texas; Mrs. LOIS CHIDDOX, Mrs. IDA WILSON and Mrs. RUBEN ZIMMERMAN, all of Lawton.
JOSIE WHITE vs. RAYMOND H. WHITE, filed for divorce.
Thursday, August 25, 1949
A. J. HOPKINS Golden Wedding Anniversary
An open house was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. HOPKINS south of town with more than 100 relatives and friends attending…. Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins were married at Orr, Okla., Sept. 17, 1899. They have eight children, 20 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Their children and grandchildren attending: the ELMER HOPKINS family and the OSCAR HOPKINS family of Corona, California; the BOB STANFORD family of Santa Ana, Calif., the L. R. HOPKINS family of McAlester, the I. A. HOPKINS family, the W. H. HOPSON family and the ARTHUR HOPKINS family of Healdton. The Hopkins family, a pioneer southern Oklahoma family, have operated businesses in Ringling, Healdton and the Y north of Healdton for years.
Mother of Mrs. Galoob Killed in Accident
Mrs. MICHAEL RAY PICK, 1521 ½ N. W. 17th, Oklahoma City, was killed in an automobile accident near Riverton, Wyoming, Saturday. Mrs. Pick and her daughter, CAROLYN, were on their way to visit Mrs. Pick’s son, ALBERT, at Riverton. They were 20 miles from their destination when she was killed instantly. Her daughter, Carolyn, was not seriously injured. A native of Dublin, Ireland, Mrs. Pick came to this country about 25 years ago. She moved to Oklahoma City ten years later from Chicago. She was a member of the Emanuel Hebrew Congregation in Oklahoma City. She visited her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. HENRY GALOOB here frequently. Funeral services were held in the Memory Chapel of the Hahn funeral home at Oklahoma City, attended by members of the Galoob family here, and by Mrs. REYNOLDS CANTRELL, Mrs. MELBA SANDS and Mrs. JEROME ABELS. Interment was in the Emanuel Hebrew cemetery in Oklahoma city. Survivors include her husband; daughters, Mrs. HERNY GALOOB of Healdton and CAROLYN of the home in Oklahoma City; son ALBERT at Riverton, Wyoming; sisters, Mrs. A. B. SMITH of Battle Creek, Michigan; Mrs. ANNIE GREY of Wichita Falls, Texas; and Mrs. ROSE BAKER of Dublin, Ireland, and three grandchildren.
Family Attends Reburial of Cpl. JIMMIE L. STRIBLING at Arlington National Cemetery
Mr. and Mrs. JOHN A. STRIBLING of Wirt, her brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. AMOS C. CHOATE of Van, Texas, returned from Washington, D. C. where they attended group reburial services for Cpl. Jimmie L. Stribling and five crew members, Lieut. NEAL R. COLLIER Jr. of Arlington, Va., 2nd Lieut. RAYMOND C. FRY Jr. of Piqua, Ohio, Cpl. CARL K. FISCHER of South Beloit, Ill., T/5 ARCHIE KUHN of Hermiston, Oregon, and T/5 PAUL O. LOWERY of Akron, Ohio, who died in action, Jan. 7, 1945 in Burma. Services were held Aug. 10 at Arlington National Cemetery. Cpl. Jimmie L. ‘J. L.’ STRIBLING was born at Healdton, March 12, 1925 and spent most of his life in the Dundee community where he graduated from high school. He volunteered for the U. S. Army Air Corps as a radio operator in March 1943.
Guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. TOLBERT were Mrs. BESSIE CRABB and daughter NORMA JEAN of Wilson; Mrs. Tolbert’s brother, C. MOATES of Waurika; CASS TOLBERT of Madera, Calif., Mr. and Mrs. VAIL HORN and children of San Antonio, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. CARL NORDMAN and children of Andrews, Texas.
DONNA KAY is the name for the new daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. DOYLE TRENT of Compton, California recently. Mrs. Trent’s parents Mr. and Mrs. W. C. MILNER of Wilson and her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. J. V. SPEIGHTS of Lubbock, Texas, will leave soon to visit the baby.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. BENTLEY were guests of her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. KERMIT WHITE at Holliday, Texas. Mrs. White accompanied them home to visit with them and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. HOLCOMB. Mrs. BILL VANDIVER and sons of Lindsay were also guests of the HOLCOMB and BENTLEY families this week.
Thursday, September 1, 1949
Reburial Service for Lieut. BRYCE NIVENS
Reburial services were held at the graveside at Tussy cemetery Monday for Lieut. BRYCE NIVEN, member of pioneer western Carter County family, who was killed on a mission over Romania in World War II. Lt. Nivens, age 26, formerly lived in the Camp community prior to entering service. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. THOMAS A. NIVENS who were killed in an automobile accident some time ago. Dr. JESSE NORTHCUTT of the First Baptist Church at Abilene, Texas, conducted the service with former members of Troop 52, Boy Scouts of Eaves City, served as pallbearers. Lt. Nivens served as assistant scoutmaster when HARRY VEAL Sr. was scoutmaster. Mr. Veal was a pallbearer, and was accompanied by his so HARRY KAUFMAN and by GERALD TROOP. Lt. Nivens is survived by a daughter, and some brothers and sisters.
Mrs. JESSIE GILES
Funeral services were held at Rose Hill cemetery in Ardmore Wednesday for Mrs. JESSIE GILES, age 52, daughter of Mrs. J. W. THROWER of Sulphur, formerly of Healdton; and a sister of Mrs. EMMET SPEER of Wirt. Mrs. Giles died following an operation in Borger, Texas, Sunday. She had been in ill health for some time. Collier Bros. was in charge. Mrs. Giles was born at Fort Towson and lived in Healdton from 1937 to 1938. Surviving are her husband, ANDREW of Borger; daughter Mrs. BILL MONGOLD of Borger, and son, COY of Borger and in the U. S. Navy; her mother; six sisters, and three brothers, LUTHER THROWER of Oklahoma City, ALVIE of Ardmore and LEE of Maud.
Mrs. RHODA EZELL SMITH
Funeral services were held Wednesday in the Missionary Baptist Church here for Mrs. RHODA EZELL SMITH, age 87, of Lone Grove, who passed away Tuesday at the home of relatives here. Rev. MCCOY of the church conducted services with burial in the Lone Grove cemetery directed by Harvey Bro. Grandsons served as pallbearers. Mrs. Smith was born Feb. 27, 1882 in Franklin Co., Missouri. She is survived by four sons, MELVIN PATTERSON of Ardmore, CLAUD PATTERSON of Devol, JESSE MCMANUS of Dealville, Texas, and TOM MCMANUS of Vernon, Texas; five daughters, Mrs. ROSS VERNON of Oklahoma City, Mrs. EDNA SMITH of Healdton, Mrs. MINNIE SMITH of Lone Grove, Mrs. BEN CROSS of Levelland, Texas, and Mrs. MOLLIE UNDERWOOD of Healdton, 49 grandchildren, a number of great-grandchildren, and a brother, GEORGE EZELL of Albuquerque, N. M.
Funeral services were held in the Baptist Church at Ringling, Sunday afternoon, for LEE DANIELS, age 63, well known farmer of that community, who died following an operation in Duncan hospital. He was a brother-in-law of Mrs. W. A. DANIELS of Healdton.
Miss RUTH ANN FORREST, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. HERBERT FORREST of Tulsa, became the bride of ROBERT EDWARD ASHLEY, son of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN JACOB ASHLEY of Healdton, Saturday, in the First Methodist Church at Tulsa.
In a ceremony Sunday at St. Elijah’s Orthodox Church in Oklahoma City, Miss VELMA N. SHADID, daughter of Mrs. N. J. SHADID of 617 N. Klein, Oklahoma City, and the later Rev. SHADID, became the bride of JIMMIE TAYLOR, son of Mrs. OSCAR TAYLOR of Healdton and the late Mr. Taylor.
Major and Mrs. HAROLD HAMBLEN of Sacramento, Calif., announce the approaching wedding of their daughter, HAROLDINE JUANITA, to JACK STUDYVIN of De Paso Heights, Calif., son of Mrs. MABEL STUDYVIN of Kansas City, Mo. Haroldine is a 1946 graduate of Healdton high school and attended O.B.U. at Shawnee. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. O. HAMBLEN and the late Rev. HAMBLEN of Healdton, a great-granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. F. MCKNIGHT of Healdton. JAMES WATSON of Healdton is her maternal grandfather.
Mr. and Mrs. M. L. BONDS of Sulphur announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, BONNIE, to MELVIN LEE MAY, son of Mr. and Mrs. MARVIN MAY of Healdton.
As a farewell courtesy to Mr. and Mrs. HARRY WATKINS and son PAUL, who are moving to Pauls Valley, members of the Methodist Church gave them a dinner and party in the church parlor.
Thursday, September 8, 1949
BILLY JOE DOSS
Funeral services were held in the Pentecostal Holiness Church here Sunday afternoon for BILLY JOE DOSS, 11 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. BILL DOSS, who reside near Ringling. Billy Joe passed away in an Ardmore hospital after surgery. He is a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. EDMON WATKINS of Healdton. Rev. W. A. PULLIAM of the church conducted services with burial in Mt. Olive cemetery directed by Collier Bros. Billy Joe Doss was born near Ringling, Nov. 21, 1937 and passed away Sept. 3, 1949, age 11. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Doss of Ringling, brothers, LEROY and DONALD Jr., and sister WILLA DEAN of the home.
Father of Mrs. Hunter Claimed by Death
MARION B. WILLIAMS, age 84, father of Mrs. SHERMAN HUNTER, passed away while on a visit here in the Hunter home, Wednesday night, following an extended illness. The body will be taken by Collier Bros. to the old home at Stone Bluff, Oklahoma, for funeral services and burial. Surviving are his wife and three other children besides Mrs. Hunter.
Thursday, September 15, 1949
Z. B. MALAN, Accident Victim
Funeral services will be held today Thursday for Z. B. ‘ZEKE’ MALAN, age 30, who passed away in St. Joseph’s Infirmary at Houston, Texas, Monday, from injuries received in an automobile-motorcycle accident Saturday in Houston. Mrs. Malan went to Houston immediately upon learning of the accident and was with her husband when the end came. Collier Bros. brought the body here for the funeral service today in the Chapel Bros. chapel with Rev. W. W. MCCONNELL of the Methodist Church conducting the service. Military rites will be conducted at graveside by the Charles Mix American Legion Post of Healdton with members serving as pallbearers. Here for the service is Mr. Malan’s father, ANTHONY MALAN, and his brother EUGENE of Wallingford, Connecticut. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery at Ardmore. ZANE BENJAMIN MALANCHUK was born April 29, 1919 at Barkhamstead, Conn., and passed away in Houston, Sept. 12, 1949. He married Miss INA FAYE KING of Healdton, July 19, 1942 at Midland, Texas. One son was born to the union, BENJAMIN EUGENE. He was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church and a member of the American Legion. He was a captain in the 20th Air Force, completing 36 missions over Japan. After his discharge, he engaged in café business in Healdton. Surviving are his wife Mrs. Faye Malan of Healdton; son, Benjamin Eugene; father Anthony Malnachuk and two brothers, EUGENE and MYRON of Wallingford, Conn., and sister VERA who is with special forces of the Red Cross in Korea.
Funeral for Father of Local Woman
Funeral services were held in the Harvey funeral home chapel Wednesday for JAMES MORGAN REEVES, age 92, father of Mrs. ARLENA COPENHAVER of Healdton. Burial was at Reck. Mr. Reeves is survived by five daughters.
Nephew of WOODROW COOK Passed in Shawnee
Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Ardmore this afternoon for LOIS W. COOK, age 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. MELVIN COOK of Okemah, formerly of western Carter County. Mr. Cook was a nephew of WOODROW COOK of Healdton and WILTON COOK of Ardmore. His father is an employee of the Texas Co. Young Cook passed away in a Shawnee hospital Tuesday after a lingering illness. He was born in Oil City where the family lived until 1942.
Thursday, September 22, 1949
Sister of Wirt Woman Claimed by Death
Funeral services were held in the Bettes funeral home chapel in Ardmore Wednesday for Mrs. EDNA SMITH, age 56, sister of Mrs. W. J. (?), Wirt, and a niece of DAN BLACKBURN of Healdton. Mrs. Smith passed away in the Wesley hospital at Oklahoma City following an extended illness. Services were conducted by the pastor of the Christian Church in Oklahoma City where Mrs. Smith served as secretary, assisted by Rev. CARTER of the First Christian Church in Ardmore. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery. Mrs. Webb and children, Mrs. A. B. BROWN and Mrs. DAN BLACKBURN attended the funeral from Healdton. Mrs. Smith was well known in county politics, having been employed in the office of ALVIN BRUCDE for years when he served as county attorney.
W. F. CRAFT and Brothers Meet in Missouri
W. F. CRAFT, who has reached the age of 83, returned from a vacation in Missouri, his early home state. He was met at the home of L. D. CRAFT, age 80, Macon City, Missouri, by J. E. CRAFT, age 75, of Hinton, Okla., and A. I. CRAFT, age 70, of Brookfield, Missouri. This was the first time the four Craft brothers had been together in 66 years. Uncle bill returned home by Latham, Kansas where he visited relatives whom he had never seen before and others not seen since early childhood.
Mr. and Mrs. LEWIS CARLTON, long time residents of this community, moved to Eunice, New Mexico, where he was transferred by the Magnolia Pipe Line Co. They resided at Pernell for the past few years but had lived in and around Healdton for 24 years. Mrs. VERA FRONTERHOUSE of Healdton is a daughter.
Mr. and Mrs. BILL BYRAM and children, BARBARA, JOHNNY MAX, and LINDA KAY of Kuwait, Arabia, are guests of his parents, Rev. and Mrs. GEORGE BYRAM. Mr. Byram is employed by the Gulf Oil Co.
Mr. and Mrs. LILLIE DRURY and son HOMER DRURY attended the funeral in Gainesville, Texas, Saturday, of Mrs. Drury’s great-granddaughter, SANORA BOWEN of Chickasha, who died in the Crippled Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City of polio. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. JESS DRURY and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. EDDIE BOWEN.
Mr. and Mrs. D. E. WATKINS of Wheeler announce the birth of a daughter, born Sept. 19.
PARK ROSS and his mother, Mrs. RAGSDALE, were guests of his uncle, JOE ROSS, at Longview, Texas. They were accompanied by JOE LEWIS, who visited his mother, Mrs. ALICE BAKER at Arp, Texas.
Thursday, October 20, 1949
Father of Dr. EMMA JEAN CANTRELL Claimed by Death
Funeral services were held Monday at Muskogee for JAMES M. ANTHIS, age 84, widely known eastern Oklahoma landowner and resident of Muskogee since 1907. Mr. Anthis was the father of Dr. EMMA JEAN CANTRELL of Healdton who has been at his bedside most of the time during the past two years since he has been ill with a heart ailment. He suffered a broken hip in a fall early in September. Mrs. Anthis was one of the state’s largest farm and mineral land owners. He was born in Knox County, Indiana. He and Mrs. Anthis came to Indian Territory in 1903, settling at Mounds, and moved to Muskogee in 1907. At Mounds he engaged in real estate, oil and mining business, which he continued after moving to Muskogee. He owned considerable city property in Muskogee but his main interest was farm and mineral land in central and eastern Oklahoma. He remained active in his business until a few months ago. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. IDA ANTHIS; two daughters, Mrs. AUGUST M. BOOTH of Arlington, Virginia, Dr. EMMA JEAN CANTRELL of Healdton; four sons, twenty grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Dr. David and Dr. Emma Jean Cantrell attended the funeral from Healdton.
Funeral Today for Mrs. MARY LINDESMITH
Funeral services for Mrs. MARY HUNTER LINDESMITH, age 89, of Healdton will be today in the Baptist Church at Addington. Mrs. Lindesmith died at the home of her son, W. M. LINDESMITH, at Waurika Tuesday. She had been ill a short time. Another survivor is a son, JERRY LINDESMITH, of Velma. Burial will be in the Addington cemetery.
SANDRA VAUGHN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. NOEL VAUGHN, was brought home Sunday from the Crippled Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City, improved from an attack of polio.
C. B. CLOUGH, 9 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. FRED CLOUGH of Wirt, is showing slight improvement from an attack of polio. His condition is still serious and the outcome uncertain. He is in the Crippled Children’s Hospital.
Sister of Dr. T. J. Watkins Killed in Accident in Texas
Dr. and Mrs. T. J. WATKINS were called to Seadrift, Texas, Sunday by the death of his sister, Mrs. JULIA C. HOWARD, who was killed in an automobile accident Saturday evening.
Mrs. VERNA TURNER of Tyler, Texas, and J. A. WHITLING, Healdton business man, were married Oct. 4 at Tyler. Mr. Whitling operates a tin shop here.
Thursday, October 27, 1949
Funeral services were held Sunday in the First Christian Church in Ardmore for CLAUDE HOLDEN, age 62, well known former county commissioner, who passed away Friday night in an Ardmore hospital after an illness of five years. Mr. Holden was a brother of Mrs. W. D. GRISHAM of Healdton. His death is the third to occur in the family within the past few months. He was preceded in death by brother-in-law, W. D. GRISHAM, Sr. and a brother, OTT HOLDEN. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. CLEMMIE HOLDEN of Ardmore, son J. C. HOLDEN Jr. of Ardmore; brother CARL HOLDEN of Ardmore and sister Mrs. Grisham.
Military Rites for Pvt. T. L. LUCAS
Reburial services will be held from the West Main St. Church of Christ Sunday afternoon for Pvt. T. L. LUCAS, son of Mrs. M. E. LUCAS of Wirt. B. W. GUYMON, minister in the Church of Christ at Duncan, will conduct services with burial in Mt. Olive cemetery directed by Collier Bros. Military services will be held at the graveside by members of the Charles Mix American Legion Post of Healdton. Pvt. Lucas, who was reared in this community, was killed in action on Bougainville Island, Jan. 23, 1944. He served two years in the Artillery prior to being killed in action. Surviving are one daughter, DOTTIE LOUISE, of California; his mother, three sisters and three brothers.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. DOWNTAIN of 121 North 5th, announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, BARBARA NAN, to L. T. MARTIN, son of Mrs. L. T. MARTIN and the late Mr. Martin of 422 Gulf St. The wedding date will be Thanksgiving in the Downtain home.
Mr. and Mrs. D. N. FURNEY announce the approaching marriage of their daughter, POLLY ANN PROLLOCK, to JACK WINTON WILLIAMS, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. WILLIAMS, on Dec. 267. Jack will graduate from O.U. in August 1950.
Thursday, November 3, 1949
Mrs. A. C. MARTIN
Funeral services were held in the First Baptist Church at Durant Friday for Mrs. A. C. MARTIN, former Healdton resident, who passed away at the family home at Durant Thursday from a heart ailment. Mrs. Martin had been in ill health for some time. She was the mother of Dr. KENNETH MARTIN and Mrs. W. L. EAKIN of Healdton and Mrs. CARL ROBYLER of Fox. Services were held conducted by the pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. BOEN HALLUM of Fox. Burial was beside her husband at Rose Hill cemetery. Mr. Martin preceded his wife in death by about four months. Attending the funeral from Healdton were Dr. and Mrs. KENNETH MARTIN, Mrs. JEROME ABELS, Mrs. R. H. SAFLEY, Mrs. B. R. BEALL, and Mrs. W. H. OLIVER and Mrs. BOEN HALLUM of Fox.
JOE H. DANIEL
Funeral services were held in the First Baptist Church at Wilson Wednesday for JOE H. DANIEL, age 43, widely known Wilson insurance man, and brother-in-law of Mrs. C. C. CLAXTON of Healdton. Mr. Daniel passed away in a Lindsay hospital Tuesday morning following an extended illness. A former football star of Wilson high school, he worked for the Chas. Grad Sales and Service Co. in Wilson for 20 years and the past 18 months, he was an insurance salesman. Rev. J. P. DANE of the First Baptist Church in Wilson conducted the service, assisted by ODE PRESCOTT, Church of Christ minister in Abernathy, Texas. Burial in the Hewitt cemetery directed by Leslie funeral home. Pallbearers: HAROLD MORRIS, ELDON CASE, TOMMY JONES, HARVEY TAYLOR, EARL BRIMER and ELMER FITZSIMMONS.
More on the reburial of Pvt. T. L. LUCAS
Pvt. LUCAS was born at Loco, Oct. 30, 1922. He served in the Artillery two years in World War II before being killed in action Jan. 23, 1944. Surviving are his daughter DOROTHY LOUISE of Salinas, California; his mother Mrs. M. E. LUCAS of Wirt; sisters, Mrs. BOB RUSSELL and Mrs. OTIS HOGUE of Healdton, Miss BOBBIE JEAN LUCAS of the home; brothers, EARL of Meeker, MERLE of Paris, Texas, and WAYNE of Greenville, Texas, and other relatives.
VICKI AVALYN, 2 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. BOB GYLES / GILES, returned from her first visit away from home, spent with uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. HARLEY HURT of Altus.
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. HICKMAN of Oklahoma City, and Mr. and Mrs. LUTHER ROWLAND of Mead were guests of RUBE HOUSE and family here. This was the first time Mr. House had seen these folks in 17 years. They had resided here many years ago.
BUCK ROBERSON received word about the birth of a baby boy to Mr. and Mrs. BLASSINGAME of Dallas, Texas, Oct. 22. The boy is the first great-grandchild of Mr. Roberson.
Dr. and Mrs. T. J. Watkins had as guests, her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. SOL MYERS of Fort Cobb, another sister, Mrs. ALICE TAYLOR of Houston, and nephew and wife, Mr. and Mrs. BERT CALLEN of Los Angeles, Calif.. Mrs. Taylor accompanied the Callens home to California.
Thursday, November 10, 1949
Former Healdton Woman Claimed by Death
Funeral services were held in Sunnyside Memorial Park chapel at Long Beach, California, Oct. 29, for Mrs. MAUDE KENNEDY, well known former resident of Healdton, who passed away Oct. 27 in Los Angeles, Calif., after a lingering illness. Mrs. Kennedy was the mother of Mrs. LAURA FRY, Mrs. JUANITA POSEY, and Mrs. MYRTLE OAKMAN, well known here. ABE SMITH, long time friend of the family, conducted services with burial there. Mrs. MAUDE KENNEDY, age 67, was born in Big Piney, Arkansas, and lived many years in Healdton. She was a long time member of the Church of Christ and was a member of the East Healdton Church of Christ while living here. Her husband, who preceded her in death, was buried here. Mrs. Kennedy was recently visited by Mr. and Mrs. W. C. MILNER and Mr. and Mrs. J. V. SPEIGHTS while she was ill. Surviving are four sons, G. H., RANDALL, and FLOYD KENNEDY, of Terra Bella, Calif., and P. J. of Fort Worth; three daughters, Mrs. MYRTLE OAKMAN and Mrs. JUANITA POSEY of Long Beach, Calif., and Mrs. LAURA FRY of Davis, a sister, Mrs. SALLIE DRENNEN of Spur, Texas, eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held in the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Ardmore Wednesday for CHARLES LEE FLATT, age 36, former resident of Healdton and Ardmore, who passed away in a hospital at Cincinnati, Ohio, unexpectedly Saturday. Mr. Flatt was the husband of the former Miss LOUISE STARRITT, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. STEDMAN STARRITT. Rev. ASHLEY S. FARNHAM, Healdton, conducted the service, assisted by Rev. L. C. CAVINESS, pastor of the church. Burial in Rose Hill cemetery directed by Bettes funeral home. Mr. Flatt had lived at Lebanon, Ohio, for two years, where he was employed by East Texas Transmission Co. He was born in Ardmore, Feb. 25, 1913, and united with the Seventh Day Adventist Church at age of 12. He graduated from Ardmore high school and attended Murray State College at Tishomingo. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. LOUISE FLATT, sons TERRY LEE and CHARLES MICHAEL; his mother Mrs. SUSIE FLATT of Ardmore; and brother GLENN of Oklahoma City. Glenn Flatt and GEORGE STARRITT, brother of Mrs. Charles Flatt, flew to Lebanon to be with Mrs. Flatt and accompany her to Ardmore.
22 Years Ago
Dr. BARKER reports the births: Mr. and Mrs. A. D. ALEXANDER, a girl; Mr. and Mrs. B. PARKER, a boy.
One of the most instructive teachers in the Healdton high school is Miss MARTHA HERRING, science teacher.
Golden Wedding Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. SHORTES of East Hamon St. will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary with a open house at their home, Monday, Nov. 14. .. Mr. and Mrs. Shortes were married at Elmore City and came to Healdton nine years ago.
Mrs. FRANK JORDAN, former Healdton resident, and CHARLES F. SHIPP were married Oct. 22 in Casper, Wyoming and they are now living in Calgary, Canada where he is employed with the Continental Supply Co.
Thursday, November 17, 1949
Father of C. O. WHITE
Funeral rites were held at the First Baptist Church at Wilson, Wednesday, for CHARLES A. WHITE, pioneer resident of Wilson community, and father of C. O. WHITE, local resident. Mr. White passed away Monday, following an extended illness. Rev. J. P. DANE of the church conducted the service with burial in Hewitt cemetery directed by Leslie funeral home. Healdton Masonic Lodge N. 23 was in charge of graveside services. Serving as pallbearers were employees of the Magnolia Production Co. where the son C. O. is an employee: C. C. PASS, H. H. PASS, W. C. MILNER, ERNEST BOLLES, JESSE A. DAY, and C. P. JACKSON of Wilson.
CHARLES A. WHITE was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wilson, a life member of the Healdton Masonic lodge, and lived near Wilson for 32 years. He was employed for years in the Magnolia Production Dept. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. ALICE WHITE of the home; sons, C. O. WHITE of Healdton and L. T. WHITE of Wilmington, California who came by plane for the service; daughters, Mrs. JOHN A. NICHOLSON of Champaign, Illinois, and Mrs. RAY CARLISLE of Electra, Texas, and some grandchildren.
Former Wirt Man Passed
Graveside services were held here Sunday for JAMES WALKER, age 87, pioneer resident of Oklahoma, who died Thursday night in Capitol Hill General Hospital at Oklahoma City, following a lingering illness. Born in Grayson County, Texas, Walker came to Indian Territory with his parents at age of three. He spent most of his life near Pauls Valley, Wirt, and Earlsboro. He was a retired farmer. Rev. WOODROW CLAY of the local Assembly of God Church, conducted the service. Rev. RIGGS conducted an early service at the Hunter funeral home chapel in Oklahoma City. Survivors include three sons, JOHN of Oklahoma City, J. F. of Brownsville, Texas, and BRYANT of Oklahoma City; seven daughters, Mrs. IVA JOHNSTON and Mrs. MARY CLAPP of Oklahoma City; Mrs. MINNIE MOORE of Crescent, Mrs. LAURA PAUL and Mrs. LENA NICHOLS of Healdton; Mrs. JACK WARDEN of Capitol Hill, and Miss ALINE WALKER of Oklahoma City, 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Grandmother of Mrs. HARRY CHEADLE Died
Funeral services were held in Ringling at the Methodist Church Wednesday for Mrs. MARY THOMAS, pioneer resident of that community, who was the grandmother of Mrs. HARRY CHEADLE of Healdton. Mrs. Thomas was the mother of L. D. THOMAS, widely known business man of Ringling.
Thursday, November 24, 1949
ALEX J. CHASTAIN
Funeral services were held at the Pentecostal Holiness Church Sunday at 2 p.m. for ALEX J. CHASTAIN, age 70, pioneer resident of Healdton, who passed away at the family home in the north part of town, Friday, from a heart ailment. Rev. W. A. PULLIAM of the church conducted the service. Burial in Mt. Olive cemetery directed by Bettes funeral home. Pallbearers: S.M. BAILEY, NEWT ODOM, W. M. RAPER, H. C. MORRIS, D. B. SKELTON and JOE PATRICK. Mr. Chastain was a retired farmer and carpenter. He was born Nov. 30, 1878 near Austin, Texas, and was well known here. Survivors include his widow, IDA, son H. B. of Lone Grove, daughter Mrs. DOUGLAS SIPES of Mountain View; brother DOW CHASTAIN of Fresno, California; sisters, Mrs. JESS TIMMS of Mineral Wells, Texas, Mrs. MAUDE BROWN of Abilene, Texas, and Mrs. MAY LOONEY of Oklahoma City and nine grandchildren.
Well Known Fox Woman Passed
Funeral services were held in the Fox Baptist church Saturday for Mrs. AMMY ILA BOWLING, age 55, resident of the community for 23 years, who died Thursday in an Ardmore hospital after a lingering illness. Mrs. Bowling was born Nov. 23, 1893 in Grand Saline, Texas and lived previously at Wilburton. She was well known in western Carter County where she resided many years. Surviving are her husband, JOHN BOWLING, son, FLOYD HASKELL of Maysville; three daughters, Mrs. ALINE MORRIS of Alma, Mrs. COADEAN THOMPSON of Dallas, and Mrs. TRACY SASSER of Tracy, California; brother LUTHER DENTON of Wilburton and eight grandchildren.
Thursday, December 1, 1949
Funeral for Dr. D. E. CANTRELL, Sr.
Funeral rites were held Friday in the West Main St. Church of Christ for Dr. D. E. CANTRELL Sr., widely known pioneer physician, who passed away at the family home earlier in the week, after an extended illness. B. W. GUYMON of the Church of Christ in Duncan, former minister here, conducted services. Burial at Rose Hill cemetery at Duncan directed by Collier Bros. funeral home. Pallbearers: O. T. JENNINGS, FRED MASSAD, B. R. BEALL, W. H. ERVIN, DAVE BRAY, M. C. BROWN, H. P. BEALL, and DAN GAUNTT. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. LINNIE CANTRELL; daughter, Mrs. R. M. MASSAD of Mangum; sons, Dr. DAVID CANTRELL and REYNOLDS CANTRELL both of Healdton; three grandchildren; one sister, Miss JOE CULPEPPER of Van Alstyne, Texas; brothers, Prof. E. L. CANTRELL of Edmond and ROY CANTRELL of Van Alstyne, Texas.
Father of Local Man Claimed by Death
Funeral services were held Monday in the Bettes funeral home chapel in Ardmore for H. H. HUCKABY, age 75, retired farmer, who died Saturday morning in Ardmore. Burial was in Crinerville cemetery. He was born in Texas, Aug. 10, 1874. Survivors include his wife, NECIE; daughters, Mrs. MINNIE MOORE of Big Canyon and Mrs. REIDS THOMPSON of Ardmore; stepsons, AUSTIN SISSNEY of Lone Grove and O. A. SISSNEY of Healdton; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Thursday, December 8, 1949
JOHN W. FLETCHER
JOHN W. FLETCHER, former resident of Healdton, died Nov. 27 in a Fullerton, California, hospital. Mr. Fletcher lived in Healdton many years prior to moving to California. His wife will be remembered as the former OLLIE JOHNSON. Funeral services were held Nov. 30 in the Renaker funeral chapel in Buena Park, Calif. Burial was in Melrose Abbey Memorial Park. Mr. Fletcher was born Oct. 9, 1878 in Arkansas and passed away Nov. 27, 1949. He reared his family here and also in Ringling. Survivors include his wife, some children, stepchildren and grandchildren.
Appreciation to the friends from the daughter and sister of Mrs. CRATTIE LOU MARTIN of Davis who was killed in an accident recently. Signed: Mr. and Mrs. ED STRAWN and Mrs. CHARLES SADLER and family.
Mr. and Mrs. ELMER SADLER, Mr. and Mrs. GERALD D. SADLER, Mrs. CHARLES SADLER and BOBBY and Mrs. IDA KERPS attended the funeral of Mrs. Sadler’s sister, Mrs. CRATTIE LOU MARTIN, who was killed at Davis recently in a collision with a train at a railroad crossing. The funeral was held in Davis Wednesday of last week. Mrs. Martin was the daughter of Mrs. ED STRAWN of Healdton.
Mrs. J. O. WHITE and KATHY of Cheyenne, Wyoming, are guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. P. LAMPKIN and her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. SCOTT of 6th and Shell St. Her husband is in the civil service at Cheyenne and is taking a two weeks training course at St. Louis while she is here.
Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES FURHMAN and daughter MARY ALICE returned to Bartlesville following a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. MORGAN. They were joined Thanksgiving by her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. GLENN JACKSON of Odessa, Texas.
DAVID BROWN, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. BROWN, is stationed with the U. S. Navy in Manila.
Mr. and Mrs. WOODSON DAWSON of Mattoon, Illinois, are the parents of twins, a girl and a boy, born Dec. 4. Mr. and Mrs. ROMIE DAVIS of Dallas and Mrs. W. H. DAWSON of Healdton are grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. KENDRICK are uncle and aunt of the twins.
Mrs. IONA KNUTSON and son DON of McLean, Texas, are guests of Mr. and Mrs. BILL RATLIFF and other relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. MILO B. HOWENSTINE of Lawton have a new daughter, PAMELA, born in a Lawton hospital, Nov. 28. Mr. and Mrs. E. E. EVERSOLE of Healdton and Mrs. ALICE HOWENSTINE of Lawton are grandparents.
Mr. and Mrs. FOY BESHEARS are the parents of a daughter born Dec. 5 in the Hardy sanitarium. Mr. and Mrs. H. C. BESHEARS and Mr. and Mrs. V. K. HILL of Healdton are grandparents.
Enjoying Thanksgiving in the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. LEWIS were his brother IKE of Little Rock, Arkansas, and his nephew and wife, Mr. and Mrs. HASKELL RICHARDS of Little Rock.
Thursday, December 15, 1949
Sister of JEROME ABELS Claimed by Death
Funeral services are being held today in Kansas City, Missouri, for Mrs. C. C. COHEN, age 43, sister of JEROME ABELS of Healdton. Mrs. Cohen was the daughter of HARRY ABELS of Ardmore. She passed away Tuesday following a lingering illness. Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Abels went to Kansas City Monday to be with her. Her father was also with her.
Attend Funeral in Shawnee
C. W. HENSON and Mr. and Mrs. FORREST THOMAS attended the funeral Wednesday in Roesch Bros. funeral chapel in Shawnee for LOUIS E. SHULL, age 56, telegraph operator for the Sinclair Pipeline Co. at the plant west of Shawnee. Mr. Shull was a brother-in-law of Mr. Henson and formerly served as postmaster at Ringling. He was employed as telegraph operator by the Sinclair-Prairie Co. near Ringling for years. He was a member of the First Christian Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. NAN SHULL; son ERVIN and daughter ANN, of the home.
Thursday, December 22, 1949
Father of Mrs. Guinn Claimed by Death
The friends of Mr. and Mrs. HARLEY GUINN regret to know about the death of her father, J. A. DAVIE, age 78, retired druggist, who had been residing at Sugden. He had been in ill health for some time and died Saturday. Funeral services were held at Terral, Monday, and Mr. and Mrs. Guinn attended the funeral.
Thursday, December 29, 1949
Pioneer Fox Man Claimed by Death
Funeral services are being held today in the Fox Baptist Church for LUCIAN FRANKLIN HOLLOBAUGH, pioneer resident of the Fox community, and father of Mrs. L. E. GENTRY of Fox. Mr. Hollobaugh is a brother of Mrs. M. E. MARTIN, who resides north of Healdton and Mrs. B. O. HALL of Healdton. He was stricken with a cerebral hemorrhage Sunday morning and was taken to the Lindley hospital in Duncan where he passed away Dec. 27. Rev. BOEN HALLUM of the church will conduct services with burial in the Dixie cemetery directed by Collier Bros. Pallbearers: CLARENCE JACKSON, ESTIL HARMON, EMMET HARMON, J. P. BENSON, PRICE JACKSON, and C. O. WHITE. Mr. Hollobaugh was born Dec. 4, 1873 in Arkansas and passed away Dec. 27, 1949 in a Duncan hospital. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and the Loco Masonic lodge. He resided in the Fox community about 50 years. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. L. E. GENTRY of fox; granddaughter, Mrs. E. E. HARMON of Duncan; great-granddaughter, GRACE ELIZABETH HARMON; sisters, Mrs. MARY LESLIE of Alvord, Texas; Mrs. B. O. HALL and Mrs. M. E. MARTIN of Healdton.
22 Years Ago
Police chief BILL TOWNSEND was on the job Christmas eve, putting 14 drunkards in the local jail. One ran his car into three autos on Main St. and a local lawyer received the ‘worst end’ in an melee.
Students home for the holidays: MILDRED MANTON, JALIE GOODWIN, VIDA GARDNER, JANET BROOKE, TOM BLACKBURN, CECIL BARKER, ED JOHN HAMNER, ARTHUR and WARREN DEAN.
Rev. FORREST DUDLEY will be the new pastor for the Methodist Church pastorate made vacant by the death of Rev. G. E. RYAN.
Miss POLLY ANN PROLLOCK and JACK W. WILLIAMS were married in the First Methodist Church Monday. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. DELBERT N. FURNEY and he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. WILLIAMS, all of Healdton.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. ARMSTRONG of Chickasha announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Miss BETTY ANN ARMSTRONG, to LEROY KECK, son of Mr. and Mrs. TINKER KECK of Wirt. She attended Chickasha high school. He graduated from Dundee high school, later attended Oklahoma Baptist University at Shawnee and now in the U. S. Navy.
Mrs. CLETA BAILEY and daughter, Miss PEGGY BAILEY, returned from Tulsa where they attended the wedding of Miss PEGGY JUNE WARD and WAYNE BAILEY. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES WARD of Tecumseh and the groom is the son of Mrs. Cleta Bailey and is employed at Wolferman’s Food Store in Tulsa.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. HOLCOMB enjoyed a reunion with their children and grandchildren: Mr. and Mrs. HAPPY HOLCOMB and children of Freer, Texas; Mrs. BILL VANDIVER and family of Lindsay, Mr. and Mrs. HANK POTOCKA and children of Hennessey, Mr. and Mrs. KERMIT WHITE of Holliday, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. J. C. BENTLEY and children of Healdton and BILL HOLCOMB of Oklahoma City.
Thursday, January 5, 1950
Mrs. MARIE HORTON
Funeral services were held in the First Baptist Church, Wednesday, for Mrs. MARIE HORTON, wife of T. H. ‘BLACKIE’ HORTON, well known employee of Magnolia Oil Co. here. Mrs. Horton, a clerk in the Hopkins Grocery store, passed away in St. Anthony’s hospital in Oklahoma City, Monday after an illness of several weeks from a heart ailment. She was taken to Oklahoma City Friday from the Ardmore hospital. Rev. C. W. STALEY of the church officiated with burial in Mt. Olive cemetery directed by Bettes funeral home of Ardmore. Pallbearers: W. H. STEPHENS, HARLAN WOOD, FLOYD HOPKINS, CHARLES ROBISON, G. L. MAPLES and JOY JENKINS.
LILLAH MARIE HOSKINS was born Aug. 15, 1901 in Honey Grove, Texas, and passed away in an Oklahoma City hospital, Jan. 2, 1950. She was married to T. H. HORTON and the family resided in this community many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, son JACK of Oklahoma City; daughter Mrs. HAROLD G. TIPPS of Ardmore; three grandchildren; four brothers, FRED HOSKINS of Oklahoma City, ROY HOSKINS in Colorado; and JEWEL HOSKINS of Arizona, and CLAUDE HOSKINS of Lubbock, Texas; sister, Mrs. VERA HARRIS of Fort Worth, and a number of nieces and nephews. Among the out of town relatives for the service: Mr. and Mrs. SUSIE SHULTZ of San Diego, California, and her daughter, Mrs. W. B. HOGUE and daughter CAROLYN JANET of San Diego.
Former Healdton Man Claimed by Death
Funeral services were held in the Church of Christ at Anton, Texas, Sunday at 2 p.m. for WILLIE COUCH, age 51, son of Mr. and Mrs. TOM COUCH of Anton, formerly of Healdton. Burial was at the Littlefield cemetery. In attendance at the funeral of Mr. Couch, who was born in Healdton, were the following relatives from Healdton and Wilson: Mr. and Mrs. LLOYD CRAFT and family of Wilson (Mrs. Craft was a sister of Willie Couch); Mr. and Mrs. R. J. SPARROW, Mrs. C. C. CLAXTON, Mrs. PEARL CUDD, Mrs. INEZ DANIELS, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. WYATT, Mr. and Mrs. JOE BRAY and sons, ORVILLE and FREEMAN, E. L. BRAY, Mr. and Mrs. JESS CUDD, and Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES BROWN. WILLIE COUCH was born in Healdton and lived here until he was 20 years old. He married Miss CELESTE CUDD of Wilson. He was a devoted member of the Church of Christ and engaged in farming at Anton. He and his family spent Christmas at Wilson and Healdton with relatives. He died early Saturday morning of uremic poisoning. The Couch family was one of Healdton’s pioneer families. His father is a brother of W. R. COUCH, who operated a grocery store here for years. Surviving are his wife; four children, two grandchildren, his parents, and seven brothers and sisters.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. BENTON of Wirt have a new son, JIMMY EARL, born Dec. 29 in the Patterson hospital at Duncan. Mr. and Mrs. EARL BENTON of Wirt and Mr. and Mrs. J. C. BALDWIN of Wirt are grandparents.
Miss FAYE SCHIFF, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. SAM SCHIFF, received bruises in an auto accident in Fort Worth while visiting her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. SID FRIEDEN. She has returned to college at O.U.
Out of town relatives for the funeral of Mrs. Marie Horton; Mrs. MOLLIE PROCTOR of Atoka; Mr. and Mrs. VERLE HEARD of Oklahoma City; Mr. and Mrs. JOHN HORTON of Hammond, Indiana; ABB HORTON of Las Vegas, Nevada; Mr. and Mrs. FRED HOSKINS of Oklahoma City, Mrs. SUSIE SCHULTS and Mrs. W. H. HOGUE and daughter of San Diego, Calif., OLLIE HORTON of Velasco, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. J. HARRIS and son CLAUD of Fort Worth, Texas; CLAUDE HOSKINS of Lubbock, Texas, and KEITH HOSKINS of Oklahoma City.
Thursday, January 12, 1950
Judge JOHN MCCAIN
JOHN MCCAIN, former mayor of Healdton and widely known resident of Carter County, passed away at the Wills Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oklahoma City Wednesday. He had been ill since May with a throat ailment and had been away from his office most of the time. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1925 with a bachelor of law degree. He began practice in Healdton and was mayor of Healdton at one time. He was elected county judge in 1940 and was serving his fifth term at the time of his passing. A Mason, he was an active member of the American Legion, I.O.O.F., and was on the official board of Ardmore’s First Baptist Church. He was chairman of the county child welfare advisory board and long had taken an interest in the county juvenile problems. Survivors include his wife, CONNIE, of Ardmore; three sisters, all of Dover, Arkansas, and a brother in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Former Healdton Woman Passed in California
Mrs. REBECCA JANE BOWEN, formerly of Healdton, passed away at Bakersfield, California, Dec. 27. Funeral services were held in Bakersfield then the body was returned to Comanche, Okla., the old home, for burial. Mrs. Brown resided here in the southeast part of town for years. Surviving are the following children, JOE BOWEN, BABE BOWEN and CECIL BOWEN of Bakersfield; T. H. BOWEN of Comanche, and WILLIAM and ELBERT BOWEN, who reside in Oklahoma; Mrs. MATTIE SNELLGROVE, Mrs. MARY GRIGGS, and Mrs. IDA CHANEY of Bakersfield, a brother, S. P. BAIRD of Oklahoma, and a sister, Mrs. ELLEN COLLIE in California.
Former Healdton Woman Claimed by Death
Mr. and Mrs. OSCAR HUGHES received word here Wednesday about the death of her sister, Mrs. CAROLINE FORTE, who passed away in a Los Angeles, Calif., hospital from a heart ailment. Mrs. Forte, mother of Mrs. RAE PENCE of Stillwater, and sister of EDWARD HARRIS of Healdton, had been in ill health for years. Funeral services will be held in Los Angeles with burial in Forest Lawn cemetery by the side of her husband. CAROLINE HARRIS was born March 1, 1879 in Mississippi, and passed away January 11, 1950 in Los Angeles, California. She married J. D. FORTE Jan. 23, 1900 in Indian Territory and to this union were born six children. She was a member of the Methodist Church and Eastern Star. Surviving are the following children: Mrs. MARGARET PENCE of Stillwater, Mrs. CARL FORTE of Los Angeles, Calif., HARMIE FORTE of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Mrs. CORNELIA BERNARD of Stillwater, Mrs. ELIZABETH SHEYFER of Los Angeles, and CHRISTINE. One brother, EDWARD HARRIS of Healdton and two sisters, Mrs. OSCAR HUGHES of Healdton, and Mrs. MARY OVERSTREET of Los Angeles also survive. Mrs. Pence and Mrs. Bernard will attend the funeral.
Pioneer Couple Celebrate 60th Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. U. S. GAULT, 520 Stanolind, observed their 60th wedding anniversary Monday, Jan. 9 at their home. The Gaults, pioneer residents of southern Oklahoma, have resided in Healdton the past three years. Their original home was at Loco. They are members of the East Healdton Church of Christ. They have seven children: son, PAUL GAULT of Lubbock; daughters, Mrs. J. D. SCANLAND of Healdton; Mrs. PAUL SPEAKE of Woodward, Mrs. FRED GAULT DOTTS of Ventura, California; Miss HESTER GAULT and Mrs. MILLER COZBY of Carlsbad, New Mexico, and Mrs. K. G. MOORE of Loco.
22 Years Ago
JOHNNY KILLER, popular welter-weight boxer, and Miss FRENCHY WOODS were married Wednesday morning in Wilson.
Officers elected in the Ready to Help Club: Mesdames J. W. SAVERLINE, TOM MOSSMAN, WALTER GILLILAND, ED WADLEY, W. H. WOODS and I. H. MCVICKER.
Mrs. D. W. DEGROAT, formerly of Healdton, visited here. She informed friends of the recent death of Grandma SEASE, age 93, who made her home here with Mrs. DeGroat for many years. Mrs. Sease passed away in a convalescent home at Oklahoma City Jan. 3.
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