Sulphur, Murray Co., Oklahoma
Thursday, July 3, 1947
Brother of Local Man Buried
SAMUEL H. HARRISON of Davis died Tuesday, June 24, at a Norman hospital where he had been about four weeks for treatment. His death was attributed to hardening of the arteries. Services were held at the Hutchins funeral home in Davis Wednesday, June 25, with Rev. M. D. GENTRY officiating. Burial was in Green Hill cemetery. Mr. Harrison was born in Polk County, Arkansas, June 5, 1874. He was a farmer and lived in and around Davis for the past 40 years. He lived in Cooke Co., Texas prior to moving to Davis. His family moved to Bethany last week. Besides his wife, he is survived by a brother, G. W. HARRISON of Sulphur; three daughters, Mrs. BUCK HARRIS of Davis, Mrs. EULA LUCAS and Miss JENNIE HARRISON, both of Bethany; four sons, WILLIAM, CLARENCE, and WESLEY, all of Bethany and DOYLE of Davis.
Funeral services for OSCAR WILLIAMS, age 76, of Sulphur, were held at the Freewill Baptist Church Tuesday afternoon, July 1, with Rev. W. A. HEARRON officiating. Burial was in the cemetery at Troy, Okla., arranged by Danner & Colley funeral home of Sulphur. Williams passed away Saturday, June 28, at his home at 9th and Oklahoma streets, of heart failure. He was born July 30, 1870 in Hunt County, Mississippi and moved to Sulphur in 1923. He was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. He is husband of Mrs. IDA WILLIAMS; father of CLAUDE WILLIAMS of Dougherty, BURT WILLIAMS of Mill Creek, CLIFTON WILLIAMS and LESTER WILLIAMS both of Arizona, OILUE WILLIAMS, IVY AUBREY, ROBERT WILLIAMS, ESTELL WILLIAMS, D. W. WILLIAMS, ODES L. WILLIAMS and DENNIS LEE WILLIAMS, all of Sulphur.
Heart Attack Fatal
Mrs. ABBIE N. DAVIDSON, mother of Mrs. DENNIS HUNT of 1301 East 1st St. of Sulphur, passed away from heart failure at DeLay hospital, Wednesday morning. She was 74 years old. Mrs. Davidson is the grandmother of Miss JUNE BOKIES of Sulphur. Funeral services will be held at Hugo and burial will be at Fort Towson. Local arrangements were by Danner & Colley funeral home.
Rites for Mrs. STELLA CONLEY
Last rites for Mrs. STELLA CONLEY were held Monday afternoon, Jun 30, at the Danner & Colley funeral home chapel with Rev. JACK CHAFFIN officiating. Pallbearers: GENE WIGGINS, RICHARD WIGGINS, GENE COPE, TRICE BIRCH, RAYMOND PARKS and JOHN HENRY SAMPLES. Interment was in Oaklawn cemetery. Mrs. Conley passed away Saturday, June 28, at Delay hospital. She was born November 26, 1890 in Whitewright, Texas. She is the wife of W. A. CONLEY of 902 West 11th; mother of JOHN D. CONLEY and Mrs. BILLIE BARGER both of Sulphur and CHARLES C. CONLEY of Oklahoma City; grandmother of EUGENE CONLEY of Sulphur, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. MORROW of Sulphur.
JOHN C. MCCLELLAN of Pitcher, Okla., passed away at the Veterans hospital Friday, Jun 27. Local arrangements were by the Dunn funeral home. The body was taken to Pitcher to await the arrival of a sister from Oregon before final arrangements were made. McClellan, age 40, had been a patient at the Veterans hospital for the past several months. He was a veteran of World War Ii. He was born Aug. 10, 1906 in Missouri and spent his early life in Pitcher.
Funeral services for Mrs. LIZZIE GIBSON, age 79, of Sulphur, were held at the Dunn funeral home chapel Wednesday afternoon, July 2, with Rev. CID CHAFFIN officiating. Interment was at Mill Creek. Mrs. Gibson was preceded in death by her husband, TOM GIBSON, who was at one time sheriff of Johnston County and manager of the Carter ranch in Johnston County. Mr. Gibson passed away in February 1939. Other relatives include two daughters, Mrs. W. H. STOVALL of Sulphur and Mrs. GEORGE BAIRD of Oklahoma City; three sons, JOHN GIBSON of Yale, RICHARD GIBSON of Pomona, California, and WILLIE GIBSON of King City, California; one brother WILL M. MCCOY of Oklahoma City, 19 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Gibson passed away Friday, June 27, at her home at 1319 East 1st in Sulphur, following a long illness. She was born in Caddo, Indian Territory, Jul 5, 1868 and spent her early life near Ardmore. She was a resident of Sulphur the past 17 years, moving here from Mill Creek. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
W. R. DEAVER, former Mill Creek resident, passed away Wednesday, June 25, in Riverside, California, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. THELMA BALLARD. Funeral services were held at the Mill Creek Baptist Church Sunday, June 29, with Rev. H. H. HENRY, pastor, officiating. Interment in Mill Creek cemetery directed by Dunn funeral home. Deaver, age 67, was born Jan. 6, 1879 in Sunset, Texas. He moved to Mill Creek in 1902 and lived there until 1925, when he went to California to make his home with his daughter. He was a member of the Baptist church. His wife preceded in death in 1920. Family members: daughter Mrs. THELMA BALLARD of Riverside, California; son HARRY J. DEAVER of Bowie, Texas; a brother, J. C. DEAVER of Norman, and three grandchildren.
J. W. Moon Called to Texas by Death of Stepmother
J. W. MOON attended the funeral services for Mrs. ANGIENOMA MOON held Friday, June 27, at the Carroll funeral home at Gainesville, Texas. Burial was in the Gainesville cemetery. Mrs. Moon, age 77, was a pioneer resident of Gainesville, residing there more than 60 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, JOHN A. J. MOON, father of J. W. Moon of Sulphur. Death occurred Wednesday, June 25, following a long illness.
Thursday, July 10, 1947
Funeral rites for FRANK A. DEMOSS, age 57, of Sulphur, were held at the Tennyson Park Baptist church in Dallas, Texas, Wednesday, July 9. Burial was in the Rogers cemetery in Dallas, arranged by Dunn funeral home of Sulphur. DeMoss passed away Sunday, July 6, at the home of a son, J. W. DEMOSS of 16th St. He had been ill several months. He was born March 23, 1890 in Fairfield, Texas. He moved to Sulphur two months ago to make his home with his son, J. W. DeMoss who is employed by the Rayford Stone Co. He was preceded in death by his wife who passed away in 1939. He was a member of the Methodist church. The family includes two daughters, Mrs. H.J. PORTER of Pasadena, Texas, and Mrs. FRANK HESS of Dallas; four sons, J. W. DeMoss of Sulphur, H. W. DEMOSS of Dallas, F. M. DEMOSS of Pasadena, Texas, and J. E. DEMOSS of Houston, Texas, and three brothers.
Davis Resident Passed Away in Ardmore Hospital
LUE D. WINANS of Davis passed away Monday, July 7, in an Ardmore hospital following a long illness. Funeral rites were held from the Holiness church at Davis Tuesday afternoon, July 8, with burial in Greenhill cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home of Sulphur. Winans was born May 12, 1871 in (blurred print) … lived in Murray County the past 12 years. He is survived by a daughter Mrs. EULA BAUMGARDNER of Davis and a son HOMER WINANS of Wilson.
JAMES HENRY GAMEL passed away Thursday, July 3, at the Veterans Hospital here after several months of illness. Funeral services were held at the Dunn funeral home chapel Thursday, July 3, with interment in Oak Lawn cemetery. Gamel, age 48, was a resident of Coalgate, born May 5, 1899 in Ardmore where he spent his early life. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy overseas, and a member of the American Legion. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. VAKIA/VALIA GAMEL of Fort Worth, Texas, two brothers, GEORGE GAMEL of Denver City, Texas and C. W. WROTENBERRY of Coalgate and two sisters Mrs. GRACE HOUSS of Amarillo, Texas, and Mrs. IZETTA RAMEY of Fort Worth, Texas.
Pioneer Oklahoma Woman Dies Here
Mrs. MATILDA C. GIBSON, pioneer woman of Oklahoma, passed away Saturday, July 5, following a long illness. Funeral services were held from the Vinita Ave. Church of Christ Monday with minister JACK CHAFFIN and minister JOHN C. STEPP officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn cemetery directed by Dunn funeral home. Mrs. Gibson was 69 years old and had lived in Oklahoma since Indian Territory days, and moved to Sulphur from Oklahoma City six years ago. She was born Jan. 12, 1878 in Arkansas and was a member of the Vinita Ave. Church of Christ. The family includes her husband, JOHN GIBSON, one daughter Mrs. CLYDA RODGERS of Oklahoma City, one son FLOYD GIBSON of Oakland, California, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Thursday, July 17, 1947
Mrs. May B. Thomas
Mrs. MAY B. THOMAS, mother of Mrs. T. J. DAFVIS of 18th & Vinita, passed away in a local hospital Tuesday, July 15 from a heart ailment. Funeral services were held at Carter, Okla., Thursday, July 17, with Rev. FRENCH officiating. Burial was in the Carter cemetery, arranged by Dunn funeral home of Sulphur. Mrs. Thomas was born Dec. 6, 1872 in Texas and moved to Oklahoma in 1900, making her home at Carter. She moved to Sulphur recently to make her home with her daughter Mrs. Davis. She was a member of the Baptist Church. The family includes four daughters, Mrs. D. M. NAPION of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. J. T. DAVIS of Sulphur, Mrs. JOE COOK of Oklahoma City, and Mrs. K. D. TATUM of Carter, Okla., two sons, ALBERT M. THOMAS of Oklahoma City and MONROE E. THOMAS of Carter and seven grandchildren.
Rev. OSKER WILLIAMS, age 76, died at his home at 9th & Okla. Ave., June 28. Rev. WILLIAMS first came to Oklahoma 30 years ago with his wife and family. He was a Freewill Baptist minister for 35 years. Funeral services were held at the Freewill Baptist Church Tuesday, July 1, with Rev. W. A. HEARRON officiating. Burial was in Troy, Okla., arranged by Danner & Colley funeral home of Sulphur. Rev. Williams was born July 30, 1870 in Hunt Co., Mississippi. From his first wife, he is survived by five sons, CLAUDE and BURT WILLIAMS of Mill Creek, OLEN, CLIFTON and LESTER WILLIAMS of Arizona, and a daughter IVA AUBREY. He is also survived by his second wife, IDA, and five children, ROBERT, ESTELLE, W. D., ODES/ODIS, and DENNIS LEE WILLIAMS, all of Sulphur.
Funeral services for DON GOVETT, grandson of Rev. and Mrs. W.A. GOVETT of Sulphur, and son of Mr. and Mrs. VIC GOVETT of Ponca City, were held Thursday afternoon, July 10, from the First Methodist Church at Ponca City with burial in the Ponca City cemetery. The 15 year old boy was killed Tuesday night when he was struck by a car while riding his motorbike in Ponca City. Sulphur relatives who attended the funeral were Rev. and Mrs. W. A. Govett, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. GOVETT and son JERRY, Mrs. BERNICE HOWELL and son BILLY, Mr. and Mrs. BRUCE GOVETT.
Thursday, July 24, 1947
TONY TANKERSLEY, pioneer Sulphur resident, passed away in a local hospital Wednesday, July 23, after three months illness. Funeral services were held at the Dunn funeral home chapel Thursday, July 24, with Rev. A. H. BASON officiating. Pallbearers: LLOYD CLINTON, EVERETT WALL, Mr. WHITAKER, JESS CHANDLER, HARVEY AUSTIN and W. H. JONES, Interment was in the Woodlawn cemetery. Mr. Tankersley, age 63, lived in Sulphur almost 42 years. He was born Oct. 14, 1883 in Franklin Co., Arkansas. He was in the paperhanging and painting business for 25 years and was a member of the Christian Advent Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. WILMA TANKERSLEY of 919 West Wyandott of Sulphur, two daughters, Mrs. PAUL LAMKIN and Mrs. LOLA WESTIN, and one son ROLAND TANKERSLEY, all of Sulphur.
Funeral services for JAMES WASHINGTON LEMMINGS, age 68, Murray County resident, were held from the Dunn funeral home chapel Saturday, July 19. Rev. E. F. GREEN was in charge. Pallbearers: LEWIS BATSON, LEE MCCLURE, OLEN SARTIN, BET DELAY, J. P. LEWIS and ARCH DOWLIN. Interment was in Oaklawn cemetery. Lemmings passed away Thursday, July 17, at his home seven miles north of Sulphur. He was born Aug. 31, 18(?) at Polk County, Arkansas and moved to Sulphur about 22 years ago.
Thursday, July 31, 1947
JAMES RUSSELL of Ada
JAMES A. RUSSELL, long time resident of Ada, passed away at his home 222 W. 14th St. at Ada, Monday evening.
Thursday, August 7, 1947
Funeral services for Mrs. MARIAN ELIZABETH JONES were held at the Danner & Colley funeral home chapel Thursday, Aug. 7, with Rev. JACK CHAFFIN in charge. Casketbearers: JESS CHANDLER, OWEN WALDEN, FORREST MCMURTRY, ED WELCH, RAYMOND PARKS and LLOYD CLINTON. Burial was in the Oaklawn cemetery. Mrs. Jones passed away Tuesday, Aug. 5, at her home, 914 West 10th, from a coronary occlusion. She had been an invalid since June 11 when she fell and broke her hip. Mrs. Jones, age 65, was born in Sulphur Springs, Texas, March 11, 1882 and lived in Sulphur 47 years, moving here in 1900. She was a member of the Christian Church. The family includes her husband, W. H. JONES, two sons, ROBERT L. JONES and JESS C. JONES, both of Sulphur; a daughter EMMA LEORA JONES of Oklahoma City; her father, S. M. DILLINGHAM of Blue; two sisters, Mrs. LILLIE SANDERS of Blue and Mrs. EMMA SHARP of Richmond, California, and two brothers, HARVE DILLINGHAM of Earris(?) and JESSE DILLINGHAM of Canadian, Texas.
Local Woman Died
Mrs. MARY ELIZABETH MURPHEY of Sulphur passed away Tuesday, Aug. 5, at a Pauls Valley hospital following two months illness. Funeral arrangements are pending and are by Dunn funeral home with Rev. JACK CHAFFIN officiating, with interment in Oaklawn cemetery. Mrs. Murphey was 71 years old and moved to Indian Territory from Louisiana. She came to Sulphur in 1935 and was a member of the Vinita Ave. Church of Christ. She is survived by her husband, O. Murphey, daughter Mrs. GEORGIA BROWN of Sulphur; two sons, OLIVER C. MURPHEY of DeLano, California, and ANDREW MURPHEY of Sulphur, her father BURL NASH (blurred print).
Rites for Indian Boys
Funeral services for EUGENE ASTER PARKER, age 11, and JERRY ALLEN PARKER, age 6, Indian boys who were drowned Wednesday of last week in a farm pond near here, were conducted at the Danner & Colley funeral home chapel here Friday afternoon with Rev. ABEL BROWN officiating. The boys had started to go swimming with BRUCE RUTHERFORD, a neighbor and friend last Wednesday. The older boy stepped into water, carrying the younger boy on his back. The older boy was believed to have stepped into a hole and both boys went under, efforts to revive them failed. Eugene Aster Parker was the son of Mr. and Mrs. JOSEPH PARKER, prominent Indian family, and is survived by two brothers, JOHN and JODIE PARKER, and a sister JOSEPHINE PARKER. He was born Sept. 26, 1935 and was a member of the Sandy Baptist church and Sunday school, an honor student in his studies. Jerry Allen Parker was the son of JOSEPHINE PARKER and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. JOSEPH PARKER, born April 4, 1941. He was a member of the Sandy Baptist Church. Two uncles and two aunts also survive, LESTER and WILLIE NEAL, ISA MCKINNEY and ROSE O’NEAL.
Funeral services for JIMMIE PARRISH, 6 day old son of Mr. and Mrs. T. O. PARRISH of Dougherty, were held in Dougherty Saturday afternoon, Aug. 2. Rev. Jack Chaffin officiated with burial in the Dougherty cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home. The baby passed away at the family home Saturday. He is survived by his parents, two brothers RICHARD and ELMER RAY PARRISH, all of Dougherty.
Mr. and Mrs. BUSTER TURNER are the proud parents of a daughter, KAREN KAY, born Monday, Aug. 4, at their home, 1421 West 1st St. The mother is the former Miss KAY PIERCE, who was employed at Farmers’ National Bank, and the father is employed at Gaines Barber Shop.
Mr. and Mrs. DAVID MCCLURE of Sulphur announce the birth of a daughter born Wednesday at DeLay hospital. The mother is the former Miss MELVA PARSONS.
Mrs. NINA PARSONS and Mrs. MILDRED REESE, sisters, enjoyed a visit with relatives from Saskatchewan and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. They were Mrs. BLANCHE LANNEHILL, Mrs. DAISY HILL and daughter EARLENE, en route home from a reunion of the PERKINS and ALLEN families held in Oakland, California. From here the Canadian will visit relatives in Muskegon, Michigan and Ontario, Canada. The two sisters also had as guests Mrs. F. A. PERKINS and Miss LOIS ALLEN of Fairview, Okla.
Thursday, August 14, 1947
Funeral services for WESLEY FRANK SKOCKDOPLE, age 78, of Sulphur, were held Friday morning at the Dunn funeral home chapel with Rev. BYRON B. LONG of the Central Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial was in the Oaklawn cemetery. Skockdople was born Sept. 13, 1868 in Humpolek, Austria-Hungary. He became a citizen of the United States at Bellville, Kansas in January 1886. He was a blacksmith and farmer. He passed away following a heart attack at his home, 1101 ˝ West Broadway, Wednesday, Aug. 6.
Last services for Mrs. MARY ELIZABETH MURPHEY were held Saturday afternoon, Aug. 9, from the Vinita Ave. Church of Christ, with Bro. JACK CHAFFIN officiating. Mrs. Murphey was born in Vernon Parish, Louisiana, April 6, 1878, and passed away Tuesday, Aug. 5, in a Pauls Valley hospital, following two months illness. She was 71 years of age and had been a resident of Sulphur for the past 12 years. When a small girl, she moved with her parents to Texas where, at age of 14, she became a member of the Church of Christ. In 1897, after the death of her mother, she and her father moved from Texas to Indian Territory where she married, in the summer of 1904, to OLIVER C. MURPHEY. To this union five children were born, three of whom survive: a daughter, Mrs. GEORGIA BROWN of Oklahoma City, two sons, OLIVER MURPHEY of Delano, California, and ANDREW MURPHEY of Sulphur; her father, BURL NASH of Sulphur, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
J. D. PALMER
JAMES DAVID PALMER passed away at his home on West 16th St. Thursday, Aug. 7. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Calvin, Okla., arranged by Dunn funeral home. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. MARTHA PALMER of the home; and one daughter, Mrs. ROY D. BOODNER of Duncan, Okla. Mr. Palmer was born May 5, 1871 in Arkansas.
Funeral services for Mrs. BYRD WILLIAMS, age 66, pioneer Sulphur resident, will be held Friday at the Danner &Colley funeral home chapel with Rev. RAY WARD of the First Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn cemetery. Mrs. Williams passed away at her home in Sulphur Tuesday. She was born at Spiro on March 13, 1881 and had lived in Sulphur since 1902. She was a member of a Choctaw Indian family, her mother was a member of the Mississippi BILBO family. She had been a member of the First Methodist Church in Sulphur over 30 years. She is survived by her husband, daughter Mrs. DORA SMITH of Konawa, stepdaughter Mrs. R. J. RASMUSSEN of San Francisco, California; son BILLY BEANE of San Francisco, Calif., her stepmother Mrs. FANNIE WATKINS of Spiro, a brother W. E. WATKINS of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and five granddaughters.
Funeral services for Mrs. RHODA FRANCES WATTS, age 68, of Sulphur were held from the Danner &Colley funeral home chapel Thursday, Aug. 14. Rev. ELMER GRAY of the Calvary Baptist Church officiated, with interment in the Oaklawn cemetery. Mrs. Watts was born Aug. 6, 1879 in Hunt Co., Texas and passed away Tuesday, Aug. 12, of cerebral thrombosis, in Norman. She is the wife of W. T. WATTS of 11014 West Broadway in Sulphur; mother of Mrs. MYRTLE BRYANT of Austin, Texas, HENRY WATTS of Norman, Mrs. EDNA PERRY of Austin, Texas, EARL WATTS of Weslaco, Texas, Mrs. LOTTIE PERRY of Hennessey, OWEN WATTS of Roff, and sister of OLIVER HAMRICK and WATER HAMRICK, both of Konawa, Okla.
Thursday, August 21, 1947
Last Rites for Mrs. Ferris
Last rites for Mrs. ZORA B. FERRIS, age 67, who passed away here at her home, were conducted at the Danner &Colley funeral home chapel Wednesday, with Rev. ELMER GRAY officiating. Interment was in the Highland cemetery at Lawton. Mrs. Ferris was born at Clarksville, Texas, Oct. 15, 1879. She had resided in Sulphur the past four years. Mrs. Ferris is survived by her mother Mrs. S. E. HOOSER of Hobart; a son, J. D. FERRIS of Clinton; five daughters, Mrs. LILLIAN WRIGHT of Sulphur, Mrs. GERTRUDE SMITH of Sulphur, Mrs. NELL HARRIS of Oroville, California, and QUIDA FERRIS of Sulphur; a foster son CECIL HARRISON of Sulphur; sister Mrs. J. B. HOGUE of Hobart, four brothers, BUCK HOOSER of Hobart, CURT HOOSER of Mountain Park, HOWARD HOOSER of Plainview, Texas and CLYDE HOOSER of Walters; and 11 grandchildren.
G. B. WOODRUFF, City Employee, Died Tuesday
GEORGE BURNETT WOODRUFF, age 66, of Sulphur passed away Tuesday, Aug. 19, at his home at 1210 West McAlester. Funeral services were held Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Dunn funeral home chapel with Rev. ELMER GRAY of the Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Oaklawn cemetery. Woodruff was born Dec. 21 (blurred print) …early life was spent in Lamar, Texas. He had lived in Sulphur the past 38 years, 30 of which he wad employed by the city of Sulphur. The family includes his wife, Mrs. GUSSIE WOODRUFF, four sons, MILES, CHARLES, and (blurred print), one daughter, Mrs. NELLIE WINDHAM of Port Naches, Texas, his mother Mrs. LIZZIE WOODRUFF of Bonham, Texas, one brother OLIVER WOODRUFF of Seminole, Okla., one sister Mrs. LON WILLIAMS of Bonham, Texas, nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
M. L. Pierce
MARION LUTHER PIERCE, age 81, passed away Sunday, Aug. 17, at his home, 920 West 13th St. Funeral services were held at the Snyder cemetery Monday afternoon, Aug. 18, with Rev. CRANE officiating, arranged by Dunn funeral home. Pierce was born March 30, 1866 in Wayne County, Iowa, and spent years in the lumber business at Marietta. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. The family includes his wife, SARAH PIERCE, a sister Mrs. DEAL BURGESS of Pittsburg, Kansas, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Teacher Passed Away
Miss MARY ETTA NORMAN died Friday, Aug. 15, at her home, 1208 Ardmore Ave., following a long illness. Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church at Knoxville, Arkansas, Monday, Aug. 18. Burial was in the Knoxville cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home. Miss Norman, age 49, was born in Knoxville, Arkansas, May 13, 1898, and moved to Oklahoma at age of ten. She had a degree from East Central Teachers College at Ada and taught school the past 25 years in Stigler, Konawa and Ponca City. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. MAGGIE STILLEY of Muskogee, Mrs. HESTER ROBINS of Bristow, and Mrs. DAISY SMITH of Knoxville, Arkansas, and one brother JOHN A. NORMAN of Pryor.
Card of thanks from the family of Mrs. W. H. JONES, signed W. H. Jones, LEORA JONES, Mr. and Mrs. BOB JONES, Mr. and Mrs. CLEO JONES.
Thursday, August 28, 1939
Rites for Stratford Man
Funeral services were held in the Dunn funeral home chapel here Saturday, Aug. 23, for BUD HENRY MOORE, age 77, of Stratford, who passed away at his home (blurred print)…born at Nashville, Tennessee, then his boyhood was spent in Texas. For years he lived at Lindsay, Okla., where he operated a grocery store. He was a member of the First Methodist Church here. (blurred print) Survivors include his wife MARY; sons ROBERT of Oklahoma City, HENRY of Stratford, and BUSTER MOORE of Odessa, Texas; four daughters, Mrs. MARIE SHEPARD, Mrs. NELLIE COX of Oklahoma City, MYRTLE JAYNES of Roswell, N. M., and LENA STEPHENS of Shawnee, 27 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, two brothers and three sisters.
Graveside Rites for JOE B. SKELTON
Funeral services will be held Friday at the Methodist Church in Healdton for JOE B. SKELTON, then graveside services will be at Oaklawn cemetery. Mr. Skelton spent his boyhood in Murray County (blurred print).
Funeral services were held here Wednesday, Aug. 27, for THOMAS JACKSON MAXWELL, age 60, who died of a cerebral hemorrhage at his home in Duncan, Tuesday. He was the brother of Mrs. MARY HENRY of Sulphur. Mr. Maxwell was born in Waxahachie, Texas, Jun 25, 1887. He made his home years ago and was appointed deputy sheriff to fill out the unexpired term of his father, T. A. MAXWELL. For years, he was an express man in Ardmore. Rev. ELMER GRAY of the Calvary Baptist Church here read the funeral rites at the Danner & Colley funeral home chapel, assisted by Rev. R. L. SIMMONS. Pallbearers: C. COKER, W. E. CLEVELAND, FRED CLEVELAND, BOYD B. HORSMAN, MARVIN STEPHENS, LEROY CLEVELAND. Interment was in the Oaklawn cemetery. He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Mary Henry of Sulphur, Mrs. JAMES AKER of Elk City, and Mrs. LEE NUNLEY of Enid and one brother, JAMES MAXWELL of Duncan.
Pioneer Mill Creek
Mrs. AMMIE LOUISA CRAWFORD, age 73, pioneer Mill Creek resident, passed away in her home Saturday, Aug. 23, after a long illness. Mrs. Crawford was born and spent her early life in Sparta, Tennessee, coming to Mill Creek in 1910. She was the widow of ALLEN CRAWFORD who died February 1941. Funeral services were held at the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Mill Creek Tuesday, of which Mrs. Crawford was a member. Rev. CLAYTON MORGAN officiated. Pallbearers: JOE KIRK, CLAUDE GADDIS, BILL COOK, BOB GARRISON TURNER MCKINNEY and TRAVIS ROBINSON. Burial was in Mill Creek cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home. Survivors include eight sons, T. C. CRAWFORD of Mill Creek, W. I. CRAWFORD of Elk City, CHARLES CRAWFORD of San Diego, California, GEORGE CRAWFORD of California, JACK CRAWFORD of San Bernardino, California, E V. CRAWFORD of Pittsburgh, California, NORMAN CRAWFORD of LaMoore, California (eighth son not listed); two daughters, Mrs. AUDIE(?) SHIELDS of Arvin, California, and Mrs. CLEO SADLER of Bow, Washington; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Thursday, September 4, 1947
SUSAN C. BURCH, age 88, passed away Saturday, Aug. 30, at her home in Ravia, after a long illness. She had been a resident of this state since 1889, coming here during the land run. She first lived near Purcell, then came to Johnston County in 1902. Prior to coming to Oklahoma, she lived at Chattanooga, Tennessee. (blurred print about her birth and children).. There are 29 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at Mill Creek (blurred print)… burial was in the Mill Creek cemetery.
LORANE LEWALLEN, age 28, wife of OSCAR LEWALLEN/LEWELLEN, passed away at her home, 106 West 14th, September 2. Mrs. Lewallen was born Feb. 17, 1919 at Sallisaw and spent her early life at Coalgate, then came to Sulphur in 1934. She was a member of the Baptist church. Survivors include her husband, Oscar Lewallen, her mother MYRTLE TRENTHAM, both of Sulphur; sisters Mrs. PEACE KIRBY of Sulphur and Mrs. PAULINE THOMAS of Longview, Texas; two brothers, HOWEN MCCLURE and CLAUDE TRENTHAM, both of Coalgate. Services were held at the Dunn funeral home chapel (blurred print).
Thursday, September 11, 1947
Services for Kingfisher Veteran
JOE L. HYATT, age 54, of Kingfisher, passed away at the Veterans Hospital here Sept. 1. His widow, Mrs. FLORA HYATT, makes her home at Kingfisher. Mr. Hyatt was born at Mena, Arkansas and was a veteran of World War I. Danner & Colley funeral home had charge of funeral arrangements which were held at Kingfisher.
JAMES A. MOORE
Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 6, for JAMES ARTHUR MOORE, age 60, who passed away Sept. 3 at his home in Pontotoc. Mr. Moore, a veteran of World War I, lived in this community for 53 years. He was born in Cleburne, Texas, on Dec. 21, 1886. Surviving him are a brother, HENRY D. MOORE of Hickory; five sisters, Mrs. PEARL FIELDS of Glendale, California, Mrs. MAY WALKER of Texhoma, Mrs. JULIA DUNCAN of Hickory, Mrs. FRONA TURBYFIELD of McAlester and Mrs. JOE MCCLEAREN of Altus. Members of the American Legion served as pallbearers at the funeral held at the Danner & Colley funeral home chapel. Interment was in the Palmer cemetery.
Wiggins Attends Rites for Sister
Funeral services for Dr. BERTHA E. SHEETS of Trenton, Missouri, sister of county treasurer E. F. WIGGINS of Sulphur, were conducted there Thursday afternoon of last week. Dr. Sheets passed away suddenly Wednesday of last week of a heart attack. She was well known here, having visited here several occasions. Dr. Sheets practiced medicine in Trenton for the past 40 years. Mr. and Mrs. Wiggins, accompanied by his brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. P. A. WIGGINS of Burkburnett, Texas, went to Trenton and attended the services there.
Thursday, September 18, 1947
Last Rites for J. T. ALEXANDER
Funeral services for JOHN THOMAS ALEXANDER, pioneer Murray County farmer and public official, were conducted here Monday at the First Methodist Church with Rev. ROY WARD, pastor, conducting. Interment in Oaklawn cemetery directed by Dunn funeral home. Alexander passed away Thursday, Sept. 11, following a heart attack. He was born Feb. 2, 1867 at Chesterville, Mississippi, and came to Oklahoma in 1900, settling in Berwyn then moving to Sulphur in 1904. He was a member of the Masonic lodge and the Methodist Church. He was one of the first county officials, serving as county commissioner shortly after statehood, and again from 1933 to 1935. Survivors include his wife; five daughters (blurred print0, Mrs. DON BATES of Seattle, Washington, Mrs. LETHA SURBOUGH of Houston, Texas, Mrs. FRANCES HONEYCUTT of Camden, Arkansas; four sons, O. T. ALEXANDER, GORDON ALEXANDER, JOE WHEELER ALEXANDER, all of Sulphur; PAUL ALEXANDER of Empire, California, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; two sisters Mrs. PEARL SHELTON of Ada and Mrs. JETTIE THOMPSON of (blurred print), and a brother (blurred print).
Local People Attend Rites of Relative
Funeral services were held in Dallas, Texas, for EZRA LOFLIN, Sept. 15. Mr. Loflin died in the Methodist hospital and was buried at Laurel Land cemetery Sept. 16. His survivors were his wife LILLIAN LOFLIN; nine children, and one sister Mrs. THONT MCDENN(?) of Ringling. Attending from Sulphur were his aunt, Mrs. W. L. WELCH, his cousins, LEE LANGSTON, Mr. and Mrs. ED WELCH; others were his niece and nephew, Mr. and Mrs. HARRY MILLER, his cousins, Mr. and Mrs. W. LANGSTON and Mr. DOREN of Oklahoma City.
Rites for Mrs. Laura Anderson
Funeral rites services will be held Friday, Sept. 19, in the Dunn funeral home chapel for Mrs. LAURA ANDERSON, age 74, wife of J. M. ANDERSON. Mrs. Anderson passed away Thursday, Sept. 18, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. G. BAIN. She had been ill for several months. She was born in Tennessee and spent early life in Tennessee and in Texas. She came to Sulphur from Bonham, Texas, 42 years ago. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband; daughter Mrs. R. G. BAIN of Sulphur; a sister Mrs. MARY ANDERSON of Palm Beach, Florida, two brothers, LANDOM WINKLER of Altus, Okla., and SID WINKLER of Bonham, Texas. Rev. JACK CHAFFIN, assisted by Rev. CHARLES MYERS, will officiate. Burial will be in Oaklawn cemetery.
Thursday, September 25, 1947
Mrs. Sarah Renfro
Mrs. SARAH RENFRO, widow of Col. IKE RENFRO, passed away Sept, 18, 1947 at her home in Sulphur. Mrs. Renfro will be remembered as an ’89er, settling first near what is now Oklahoma City, moved to Tecumseh then to Sulphur in 1900. She led a very colorful life,…while still in her teens, she rode horseback and staked a claim in one of the runs. Col. And Mrs. Renfro were prominent pioneers in building Sulphur…. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. MANILA LIGON of Oklahoma City, sons (blurred print) JACK BILL LIGON Oklahoma City; sisters Mrs. C. F. MEADORS and Mrs. HARRY ALEXANDER of Oklahoma and Mrs. W. MOOR(blurred print).
Funeral services were held for Mrs. MOLLIE T. PRICE, age 80, Monday, Sept. 22. Mrs. Price died Sunday, Sept. 21, at the home of her son, OLLIE PRICE in Ardmore. She was born May 12, 1867 in Falmouth, Kentucky and spent here early (blurred print)… moved to Oklahoma City in 1911, coming to Sulphur in 1932 and moving to Ardmore two years ago. Survivors include her daughter Mrs. F. M. DEVORD of Houston, Texas, three sons, OLLIE PRICE of Ardmore. H. S. PRICE of Madill, and EVERETT PRICE of Sulphur, 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held (blurred print).
ROBERT E. LEE WEST
ROBERT E. LEE WEST, age 76, of 1113 West 11th, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1947 at the DeLay hospital, of cardiac failure. He was born Jan. 19, 1871 in Cooksville, Tennessee. Funeral services were held in the First Baptist Church in Goree, Texas, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1947 with Rev. S. E. STEPHENSON, officiating, assisted by Rev. W. H. ALBERTSON. Interment in the Goree, Texas, cemetery, arranged by Danner & Colley funeral home of Sulphur.
Rites for Mrs. Anderson
Funeral services for Mrs. J. M. ANDERSON, pioneer Sulphur resident, were conducted here Friday, Sept. 19, at the Dunn funeral home chapel. LAURA M. ANDERSON was born May 17, 1873 at Luther, Tennessee, and passed away Sept. 18, 1947 at the home of her daughter, in Sulphur. She was the daughter of JOHN and JANE WINKLER. The Winkler family lived in Tennessee until after death of Mrs. Winkler in 1887, then they moved to Texas and settled near Bonham where they lived many years. Mrs. Anderson was a faithful Christian early in life and was a member of the Baptist Church. She was united in marriage with JESSE M. ANDERSON in Bonham, Texas, Oct. 27, 1897. On March 1, 1900, they moved to Sulphur and located at 424 East Muskogee where they lived. Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter Mrs. R. G. BAIN of Sulphur; granddaughter Mrs. JACK L. BLACKBURN of Ada, one sister Mrs. F. W. ANDERSON of Lake Worth, Florida; brothers L. C. WINKLER of Altus and S. N. WINKLER of Bonham, Texas; two nieces and several nephews. Interment in Oakland cemetery with Casketbearers: C. J. BRICE, L. S. NOBLES, Mrs. HULL, TOM WOODS, D. A. GROUNDS and F. D. RATLIFF.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. COFFMAN celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Friday, Sept. 19, at their home at 1224 NW 12th. They married at Jacksboro, Texas, Sept. 19, 1897 and moved to Oklahoma in 1899. They settled at Old McGee which was still Indian Territory. They lived at Byars for 38 years and have lived in Sulphur for four years. They are the parents of 12 children and 23 grandchildren. Half of the Coffman children were present. Sons present: Mr. and Mrs. J. A. COFFMAN of Big Spring, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. H. C. COFFMAN of Arkansas City, Kansas; Mr. and Mrs. L. W. COFFMAN of Santa Fe, N. M.; Mr. and Mrs. PAUL COFFMAN of Oklahoma City. Daughters present Mr. and Mrs. R. L. MANER of Fresno, California and Mr. and Mrs. C. E. HILBERT of Oklahoma City. Others present: Mrs. Coffman’s brother and sister Mr. and Mrs. OTIS MURRY of Floydada, Texas, and Mr. and Mrs. D. CAMPSEY of Post Oak, Texas, and a cousin, ARMAUR MURRY of Fort Worth, Texas.
Thursday, October 2, 1947
Mrs. E. Mabry
Funeral services were held for Mrs. EMMRY MABRY Sunday afternoon at St. Paul’s Methodist Church. Mrs. Emmry Mabry was born Cooke County, Texas, June 9, 1867 and married Rev. F. C. MABRY in 1897. She moved to
Sulphur in 1917 and lived here until 1944 when she moved to Tulsa to live with her daughter, Mrs. T. E. DIXON. Mrs. Mabry lived in several Oklahoma towns while her husband was a pioneer Methodist minister and in active service. Mrs. Emmry Mabry was ill for four years, bedfast for the latter part. Survivors include one daughter Mrs. T. E. Dixon of Tulsa; one grandson THOMAS MICHAEL DIXON and her sister Mrs. W. F. ROBBERSON of Houston, Texas. (blurred print about the pallbearers and officiating ministers.)
Funeral for JAMES M. THOMPSON
JAMES M. THOMPSON, age 71, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, of cerebral hemorrhage at the home of his sister, Mrs. T. B. RUNNELS of 1109 W. 18th. He was born Oct. 20, 1876 in Henderson, Texas, and came to Oklahoma in 1905, then to Murray County in 1920. He lived at Drake where he was a farmer until 1925 when he came to Sulphur. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. T. B. RUNNELS of Sulphur and Mrs. ED MANUS of Sherman and Sulphur(?), and one brother, C. W. THOMPSON of St. Louis, Missouri. Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Dunn chapel, with Rev. ROY WARD in charge. Pallbearers: LUTHER BALL, OSCAR BALLINGER, Mr. MCCORMICK, FRANK HARRIS, B. S. GAY and H. H. INGRAM. Interment was at Drake cemetery.
Miss WYNEMA MAXEY of Byars
Miss WYNEMA MAXEY, age 23, of Byars, died Sunday, Sept. 28, from a car accident that happened west of Wynnewood. She was born April 9, 1934 and had been living near Byars during her 13 years. She was an eighth grade student at Lone Hill school near Byars. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. MAXEY, five brothers, and nine sisters. Funeral services were held at the Church of Christ at Byars Thursday, Oct. 2, with Rev. WALLACE of Stratford officiating. Pallbearers: JOE ED HAYNES, CAROL TUCKER, TOMMY BOYD, WILLARD HINKLE, BENNIE HIGHTOWER, and ORBVAL JONES. Interment at the Byars cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home.
Rites of LOIS RACHEL GUTHRIE
Funeral services were held for Miss LOIS RACHEL GUTHRIE Thursday, Oct. 2, at the home of her grandfather, W. H. WOODS of the Fletcher community. She was born March 20, 1938 in Rush Springs and spent her early life in Houston, Texas. She brought to the home of her grandparents about two weeks ago and had been ill for several months. Survivors are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. O. GUTHRIE; one sister LORETTA GUTHRIE; three brothers, COWIN, GAYLORD and DWIGHT GUTHRIE; all of Houston; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. WOODS of Sulphur; and paternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. J. D. GUTHRIE of Enid. Rev. L. R. SIMMONS officiating with interment in Oaklawn cemetery directed by Dunn funeral home.
Mrs. SARAH ANN RENO
Mrs. SARAH ANN RENO died Thursday, Sept. 25, at the Delay hospital, following two days illness. She was born March 4, 1886 in Pike County, Arkansas and came to Oklahoma about 1895, first living near Healdton, then came to the Drake community at age of 14. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Funeral services were at the Dunn funeral home chapel with Rev. JACK CHAFFIN officiating. Pallbearers: BOSS TILLERY, HENRY VAUGHT, Mr. ROBERTS, TOM TAYLOR, HARLEY MCCUNY, Mr. PERNINGS. Interment was at Oaklawn cemetery.
Thursday, October 9, 1947
JOHN E. HUTTON, age 58, World War I veteran, passed away at the Oklahoma State Veterans Hospital in Sulphur, Thursday, Oct. 2. Hutton had been a patient at the hospital for over 1 ˝ years for treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis. He was born July 18, 1889 in Missouri and spent his early life in Okmulgee. He was a tool dresser by profession. Funeral rites will be at Okmulgee with local arrangements by Dunn funeral home.
Mrs. IVA GORDON
Mrs. IVA GORDON, age 62, of Sulphur passed away Wednesday night, Oct. 8, at DeLay hospital following a heart attack. Mrs. Gordon became ill Monday evening while visiting Mrs. GEORGIA MILLIGAN at her apartment in the Gordon residence at 1400 Division St. She was taken to DeLay hospital for treatment that night then suffered a second attack late Wednesday afternoon. She was born Aug. 8, 1875, at Effingham, Illinois and came to Oklahoma 40 years ago, moving first to Nowata then to Sulphur about nine years ago. She was a member of the First Methodist Church and the Sulphur Legion Auxiliary. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Dunn funeral home. Family members include four sons, SAM GORDON of Sulphur, LAWSON and IVAN GORDON both of Ardmore; four grandchildren, three sisters and two brothers.
Final service for CHARLES H. FOUTS of Tulsa(?) were held (blurred print) with Rev. CHARLES MYERS, Baptist minister, in charge. Pallbearers were ONUS WILSON, O. J. WILSON, OLLIE BELL (blurred print). Burial was in the Oaklawn cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home. . Fouts, age 37, passed away Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Talihina hospital, following a long illness. He was born July 5, 1918 in Washington, Okla., and his early life was spent in Washington and Healdton. At age 11 he moved with his parents to Sulphur and he was a former Douglas aircraft employee. Members of his family include (blurred print), Mrs. ROSA TILLISON of Davis, and a sister Mrs. JOHN WALLIS of Davis.
Funeral services for ANNIT ALYNN SHRUM, two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N. D. SHRUM of Duncan, were held from the Hickory Baptist Church Monday. Pallbearers: AUBRY CLARY, LON GATLIN, JOHN STEPHENS and ALLIE WAGNER. Interment in the Hickory cemetery directed by Dunn funeral home. Annita Lynn passed away Sunday, Oct. 5, in the DeLay hospital after a short illness. She was born July 17, 1945 in Sulphur. Her home was in Hickory but she was living at Duncan at the present time. The family includes her parents, a brother NOEL DOUGLAS SHRUM, Jr.; maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. P. C. MCELROY of Hickory and paternal grandmother Mrs. MINNIE SHRUM of Reedley, California.
Thursday, October 16, 1947
CHESLEY C. CRISLER of McAlester passed away at the Veteran Hospital here Saturday, Oct. 11, after an illness of 1 ˝ years. Local arrangements were by Danner & Colley funeral home. Chrisler, age 50, was a former employee of the Public Service Co. of McAlester. Family members include a brother, BERNARD CRISLER of McAlester and a sister Mrs. LOLA COLLINS of Carlsbad, New Mexico.
Final rites for Mrs. IVA ADELIA GORDON were held at the Carter Ave. Methodist Church in Ardmore, Sunday afternoon, Oct. 12, conducted by the pastor. Pallbearers: HAROLD LANNOM, BILL LANNOM, JOHN PIERCE, DAVID MCCLURE, C. D. YATES, and ARTHUR MURPHY. Interment in the Rose Hill cemetery at Ardmore arranged by Dunn funeral home. Mrs. Gordon, age 62, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 8 at Delay hospital following a heart attack. She was born Aug. 8, 1875 in Effingham, Illinois and moved to Oklahoma 40 years ago, first at Nowata then Ardmore then Sulphur nine years ago.
Parents Report They Haven’t Seen Son in Four Years
Mr. and Mrs. BILL HILL received word that their son, GLEN HILL and family, sailed from Hawaii Oct. 8 and will arrive in San Francisco the 13th or 14th of this month. Mr. Hill will receive his discharge Nov. 4 and will arrive home. It has been four years since his parents have seen him.
Thursday, October 23, 1947
Father of Local Man Buried at Mill Creek
Funeral services for JOHN ELLIS RHOADES/RHODES of HILLIARD RHOADES of Sulphur, were held Wednesday, Oct. 22 at the Mill Creek Baptist Church. Rev. H. H. HENRY officiated. Burial in Mill Creek cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home. Survivors include one daughters, Mrs. INEZ JOHNSON of Inglewood, California; two sons, HILLIARD RHOADES of Sulphur and JERRY RHOADES of Inglewood, California. Rhoades, age 58, passed away Friday, Oct. 17, in Inglewood, California, following a short illness. (blurred print) ..lived in Mill Creek until moving to California three years ago. Mrs. Rhoades preceded her husband in death. .. He was a member of the Baptist church and the American Legion.
Funeral for Oklahoma City Woman
Funeral services for Mrs. FLORENCE ETTA WADDLE of Oklahoma City were held at the McGee school Saturday afternoon, Oct. 18, officiated by the pastor of the Holiness church at Stratford. Burial was in the McGee cemetery directed by Dunn funeral home. Mrs. Waddle, age 49, passed away Thursday, Oct. 16 in Oklahoma City, from carcinoma of the stomach. She was born Aug. 22, 1898 and lived the Stratford community the past 21 years, moving to Oklahoma City in April of this year. Family members include her husband, J.A . WADDLE of Oklahoma City; a son LESTER and daughter GRACY, both of the home.
Sulphurite Attends Funeral Services for Daughter
Mr. and Mrs. JOHN COLLETT just returned from McAlester where they attended the funeral of daughter, Mrs. ETHEL CALDWELL KERR, who passed away Tuesday October (blurred print). Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct. 16, at the Methodist Church of which she was a member. Mrs. Kerr was well known in Palmer and Hennepin before her marriage. Family members include her husband, J. BEN KERR and sons Major DON KERR of McAlester and Lt. Commander BEN KERR Jr. of Corona, California;.. (blurred print).
Brother of Mrs. Holmes Colbert Killed in California
Mrs. HOLMES COLBERT of Sulphur received the tragic news Sunday, Oct. 12 that one of her brothers, BENNIE O. BLAKELEY Jr. had been killed and another brother, GEORGE BLAKELEY had been serious injured in a car accident about 60 miles from their home in Trona, California, Saturday, Oct. 11. The accident occurred on a narrow mountainous road, when their car, traveling only 15 miles per hour, plunged over a cliff after the back wheels slipped on loose gravel. Besides the two brothers, there were three other men in the car, en route on the lonely road on a deer hunt. BENNIE BLAKELEY/BLAKELY was killed instantly; George with a broken right arm and head injury was taken to the hospital at Trona following rescue by the Navy. The car plunged over a 900 foot cliff. One of the men, with a broken leg, climbed the cliff and walked five miles for help. Funeral services for Bennie Blakley Jr. were held Tuesday, Oct. 14 at San Bernardino, California, then the body was shipped to Criswell funeral home at Ada for funeral services Saturday at the Methodist Church at Stratford with Rev. LYNN, pastor, officiating, assisted by Rev. WENDELL BURBA of St. Paul’s Methodist Church of Sulphur. Burial was in the Ada Memorial cemetery with pallbearers who were former schoolmates over the state. Blakley, age 35, was born at Spaulding, Okla., on June 28, 1912 where he spent his boyhood, moving to LaMarr as a young man. In 1937 he moved to California where he was employed by the American Chemical and Potash Co. in Trona. He was a member of the Eagle Lodge. Family members include: his wife and three children, BOBBIE 13, JUANITA SUE 10 and JOANN 8, all of Trona; his parents Mr. and Mrs. B. O. BLAKLEY of
Stratford; brother GEORGE of Trona; four sisters Mrs. HOLMES COLBERT of Sulphur; Mrs. RAYMOND HARRIS of Trona, Calif., Mrs. FORREST SHEPPARD of Stratford and Mrs. VIRGIL TURNER of Oil City, Okla.
Thursday, October 30, 1947
Services for Mother of Mrs. C. E. Stockton
Funeral services for Mrs. ALTA HARRISON, mother of Mrs. CON STOCKTON of Sulphur, were held at the Church of Christ at Mountain View, Wednesday, Oct. 15... ALTA MAE MEREDITH was born at Greensburg, Indiana, Oct. 4, 1869, daughter of WILLIAM H. and HARRIETT ANN MEREIDETH. She was the youngest of ten children, all of whom preceded her in death. In 1876, she came to Sumner County, Kansas, where she lived until 1902. She married PERRY HARRISON and came to Grant County, Okla., then Carnegie, and in 1909 moved to the home place where she lived until the death of her husband in 1924. She then moved to Mountain View and remained their until her death, Oct. 13, 1947, age 78. She leaves the following children, MAURICE HARRISON of Rocky Ford, Colorado; MILDRED KINNEY of Mountain View, VELMA EATON of Weatherford, Okla., ENITH STOCKTON of Sulphur, GLEN HARRISON of Oklahoma City, and ADA PEWTHERS of Salina, California; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services for Mrs. BIRDIE L. BENNETT, age 74, wife of C. P. BENNETT, were held at the Church of Christ at Dougherty, Tuesday, Oct. 21, with Rev. JACK CHAFFIN of the Sulphur Church of Christ officiating. Burial in the Dougherty cemetery directed by Hutchins funeral home of Davis. Mrs. Bennett had been ill for some time and her death was the result of paralysis. She was born in Osage, Texas, Feb. 6, 1873 and was a resident of Dougherty for years. Survivors include her husband, C. P. Bennett of Dougherty; three daughters, Mrs. FANNIE BARWIS and Mrs. VALERA THOMAS both of Oklahoma City, Mrs. BILL CROSLEY of Burkburnett, Texas, and four sons, CHARLES O. BENNETT of Shawnee, WILL D., JACK and BUSTER BENNETT, all of Dougherty.
JOHN THOMAS NUNLEY, age 73, passed away at his home here Tuesday, Oct. 21 after a long illness. Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 24, from the First Methodist Church in Sulphur arranged by Hutchins funeral home of Davis. Mr. Nunley was a retired farmer and formerly lived at Davis. He was born in Warren County, Tennessee, August 17, 1874, and lived in Sulphur the past six years. The family includes his wife; daughter Mrs. CORA HICKMAN of Sulphur; sons WILLIAM CLARENCE NUNLEY of Baxter Springs, Kansas, and GEORGE COMER NUNLEY of Childress, Texas; and a niece, Mrs. GEORGE SWEETEN of Davis.
JOHN W. PREWETT of Los Angeles, California, passed away Saturday, Oct. 25, at this home following a short illness. The body arrived from Los Angeles Wednesday. Funeral services were held at Lightning Ridge, Thursday afternoon, Oct. 30, with Rev. ROY MCCARD officiating. Interment was in the Lightning Ridge cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home. Prewett/Prewitt, age 76, was born in November 1946 in Texas. He was a resident of Pontotoc since 1902. He moved to Los Angeles seven years ago and was preceded in death by his wife in 1942. The family includes five sons, WESLEY PREWETT of Hickory, H. O., JACK, JIM and J. L. PREWETT, all of Los Angeles, Calif.; seven daughters, Mrs. MARY EASLEY, Mrs. VIRGIE SMITH, Mrs. MILLIE MCELROY and Mrs. RUBY TAYLOR, all of Los Angeles, Mrs. HATTIE TINGLE and Mrs. MINNIE BRADY both of Roff and Mrs. NELLIE DANIEL of Oklahoma City.
Final services for Mrs. STELLA BOURLAND, pioneer Sulphur resident, were held Monday afternoon, Oct. 27, at the Danner & Colley funeral home chapel with Rev. ROY WARD of the First Methodist Church officiating. Casketbearers: GRADY ALLEN, B. J. HILL, ALBERT DEFRATUS, ALBERT CAPE, JACK NOWLIN, and W. P. COLLEY. Interment was in the Oaklawn cemetery. Mrs. Bourland passed away Saturday, Oct. 25, at her home, 102 East Vinita Ave. She was the widow of Dr. W. O. BOURLAND and lived in Sulphur the past 41 years. She was a member of the First Methodist Church in Sulphur. She is the mother of Mrs. ESTELLE FRANKLIN of Farragut, Idaho; sister of T. C. SUMMERS of Graham, Kentucky and JOHN R. SUMMERS of Sulphur; and grandmother of EVERETT and JOHNNIE WOODRUFF of Crawfordsville, Arkansas.
Thursday, November 6, 1947
Military Honors Accorded to H. A. GOINS
Last services for HENRY ALVIN GOINS of Rush Springs, Oklahoma, were held Tuesday, Nov. 4, at the Dunn funeral home chapel with Rev. L. R. SIMMONS officiating. Interment was in the American Legion plot in the Oaklawn cemetery with members of the Platt National Park post of the American Legion serving as pallbearers. Firing squad of the local National Guard members; Capt. L. W. NORMAN, Sgts. M. T. EASTER, D. L. PATTERSON, R. L. JESSUP, L. B. STEPHENS, Pvts. J. O. GARRISON and O. L. LACY Jr. Survivors include three brothers, J. A. GOINS of Rush Springs, W. B. GOINS of San Fernando, California, and W. C. GOINS of Lawton; four sisters, Mrs. SADIE GREY of Pawnee, Mrs. NELLIE TURNER of Oklahoma City, Mrs. LULA CLARK of St. Louis, Okla., and Mrs. EDNA MOSER of Oklahoma City. Goins, age 53, passed away Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Veterans Hospital following a long illness. He was born May 27, 1895 in Pideco(?), Texas and moved to Oklahoma with his parents when he was two years old, locating near Dibble, later he resided at Lindsey. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the American Legion post at Rush Springs and the Baptist Church.
RALYE ISAAC PENNEY, age 67, of Sulphur passed away Monday, Nov. 3, at his home at 7th and Tahlequah. Funeral arrangements by Dunn funeral home are pending the arrival of a daughter from California. Penney was born April 13, 1880 in Giles County, Tennessee and spent his early life in Texas. He lived in Sulphur and Murray County the past 20 years. He was a member of the Baptist Church. The family includes his wife, Mrs. MYRTLE PENNEY; two daughters, Mrs. LOUIS BATSON of Sulphur and Mrs. DAVIE/DAVID CHRISTENSEN of Oakland, California; two brothers, JACK PENNEY of Sulphur and BOB PENNEY of Whitney, Texas, one sister Mrs. GOOCH of Alabama and five grandchildren.
Funeral services for GEORGE W. ADKINS, age 65, of Sulphur, were held Sunday afternoon, Nov. 2, at the Dunn funeral home chapel. Rev. WENDELL BURBA of St. Paul’s Methodist Church officiated. Pallbearers: TOM DODSON, RALPH DODSON, WYMAN WRIGHT, JOHN BRITT, JOE EDWARDS, BUD COYLE and MONROE REDMON. Burial was in the Oaklawn cemetery. Adkins, age 65, passed away after a long illness on Friday, Oct. 31, in a local hospital. He was born March 8, 1882 in Lamar County, Texas and moved from Hugo to Sulphur 17 years ago. Family members: his wife, Mrs. ETHEL ADKINS of West 9th and Oklahoma; sons GEORGE Jr. and JACK ADKINS both of Sulphur; six daughters, Mrs. WILLIE WILLIAMS, Mrs. EARL KELLOGG, WANDA ADKINS, SHIRLEY ADKINS, BOBBY ADKINS, and FANNIE PEARL ADKINS all of Sulphur; and three grandchildren.
Final rites for GEORGE B. LACK were held at the Calvary Baptist Church Monday, Nov. 3, with Rev. ELMER GRAY officiating. Pallbearers: BERT WILLIAMS, MARVIN GRIDER, CLAUDE HILL, JOHN NICHOLS, JOHN TOWNSLEY and OSCAR HUFFINES. Interment in the Cummings cemetery at Maud arranged by Dunn funeral home. Lack passed away in the DeLay hospital Saturday following a heart attack. He was born March 28, 1886 in Big Flower, Arkansas. His early life was in Arkansas, then moved to Texas. He moved to Sulphur some years ago. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. Survivors: his wife, Mrs. ELLA LACK of 201 West 14th at Sulphur; six daughters, Mrs. STELLA PATE of Maud, Mrs. RUTH FRANKS of Pauls Valley, Mrs. RUBY MOORE of Sulphur; RUTH JACKSON of (blurred print) .., and SANDRA KAY Lack of Sulphur; six sons, FRANK LACK and GEORGE LACK, both of Norman, JAMES, BILLY JOE, EUGENE and CHARLES V. LACK, all of Sulphur; three brothers, JOE LACK of Paris, Arkansas, FRANK LACK of Sulphur and JIM LACK of Claremore and 18 grandchildren.
RAY MARTIN, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. MARTIN of Sulphur, passed away at Oklahoma City Polyclinic Wednesday, Nov. 5, after several weeks illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Dunn funeral home. Martin, age 36, came to Sulphur at age of 14, resided here where he owned and operated a garage on West Broadway until January of this year when he moved to Clovis, New Mexico. Family members: his wife, Mrs. OLETA MARTIN; five children, BOB ALEXANDER age 10, ELBA EUGENE MARTIN age 6, GARY DON MARTIN age 1, MARY CAROLYN MARTIN age 1, and (blurred print), W. C. MARTIN of Sulphur; three sisters and three brothers. Mrs. Martin’s parents are Mr. and Mrs. W. E. LANSFORD of Sulphur.
Thursday, November 13, 1947
Two negroes were killed and another was injured in an automobile-truck collision on the east side of midway hill between Sulphur and Davis last Saturday night. ALLIE PETTUS, age 64, and HARVY PETTUS/PETTIS, age 20, both of Tatums, were killed and LAWRENCE PETTUS, driver of the automobile, of Tatum, was injured.
More on the funeral of Ray Martin
Funeral services were held at the Dunn funeral home chapel with Rev. B. B. LONG of the Central Presbyterian Church of Sulphur officiating. Burial was in the Oaklawn cemetery…. His family includes his wife, Mrs. OLETA MARTIN and five children, BOB ALEXANDER, SHIRLEY RAE, ELBA EUGENE, GARY DON and MARY CAROLYN; his parents Mr. and Mrs. W. C. MARTIN, three brothers, three sisters.
Local Man Died
WILLIAM T. MOORE of Sulphur passed away Friday, Nov. 7, in an Ada hospital following a long illness. Funeral services and interment were at Pearson, Okla., arranged by Dunn funeral home on Saturday, Nov. 8. Moore, age 80, is survived by one sisters, Mrs. LAURA HARLAN of Stonewall, and several nieces and nephews including Mrs. JESSE FRANTZ and H. E. MOORE, both of Sulphur. He was born Dec. 24, 1866 in Platt County, Missouri and resided in Sulphur for some years.
Thursday, November 20, 1947
One of City’s Pioneers Buried
Funeral rites for AARON ABBOTT, age 79, one of Sulphur’s earliest residents, were held at the Dunn funeral home chapel Sunday afternoon, Nov. 16, with Rev. CHARLES MYERS of the First Baptist Church officiating. Pallbearers: J. A. HASTE, F. M. SMITH, V. G. HETZLER, GRADY ALLEN, LYNN NORMAN and JOHN PAYNE Jr. Interment was in the Oaklawn cemetery. He died Friday, November 14, after a long illness. He was born Dec. 16, 1867 in Indiana and spent his early life in Texas, moved to Sulphur in 1905 where he operated apartments and had the Abbott cottages. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. A. Abbott and one sister Mrs. BELLE ELLIOTT of Amarillo, Texas.
Final services for EDGAR CAGE ALEXANDER, age 62, of Roff were held at the Baptist Church at Roff Sunday afternoon, Nov. 16, with Rev. T. R. ROBERTS officiating. Interment was in the East Hill cemetery at Roff arranged by Dunn funeral home. Alexander passed away Thursday, Nov. 13, at his home in Roff. He was born April 13, 1885 in Eddy, Texas and moved to Roff from Texas 31 years ago. His family includes his wife, Mrs. EDNA ALEXANDER; five sons, LYNN ALEXANDER of California, TROY ALEXANDER of Fitzhugh, JAMES and PAUL ALEXANDER both of Oklahoma City, and TOM ALEXANDER of Roff; two daughters Mrs. JACK WALKER of (blurred print) and Mrs. MARVIN MOENBE of Bishop, Texas, three sisters and (blurred print).
Wewoka Resident Died
ROY L. BRATTON, age 55, of Wewoka passed away at the State Veterans Hospital here Monday, coronary thrombosis. He was a patient for 12 days. Funeral services were held at Wewoka, with local arrangements of the Danner & Colley funeral home. Bratton was born Oct. 21, 1892 in Marlow, Okla., and a veteran of World War I.
Last services for JAMES FRANKLIN KENNEDY of Sulphur were held at the Dunn funeral home chapel Monday, Nov. 17, with Rev. WENDELL BURBA of St. Paul’s Methodist Church officiating. Casketbearers: NOBLE SNODGRASS, GRADY ELDER, FRED DICKERSON, AVERY HALPAIN, J. W. MOON and JEFF BRAMLETT. Interment was in Oaklawn cemetery. Kennedy, age 76, passed away Saturday, Nov. 15, following several weeks illness. He was born Sept. 22, 1869 in Arkansas and moved to Sulphur in 1920. He was a carpenter before retirement due to ill health. He was a member of St. Paul’s Methodist Church and the Masonic lodge. His family includes his wife, Mrs. NANNIE KENNEDY of West 14th & Atoka in Sulphur and two brothers and two sisters.
Thursday, November 27, 1947
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Chapman
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. CHAPMAN of 200 West 14th in Sulphur, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 22 and 23, with a family reunion at their home. Their anniversary was Nov. 21. Attending: Mr. and Mrs. R. E. MOORE of Oklahoma City, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. CHAPMAN of Shidler, Mrs. PAULINE GEORGE of Oklahoma City, Mrs. H. A. DEEN of Rutland, Ohio, Mr. and Mrs. TOM SISSNEY of Whitesboro, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. L. B. SISSNEY of Gainesville, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. LEONARD MOORE of Gainesville, Texas, P. G. CHAPMAN of Hydro, and the honored couple, Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Chapman who were each presented with a gold watch.
Pioneer Hickory Resident Died
ROBERT GRAY, of route one Hickory, passed away Saturday at this home. Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov. 23, at Connerville with Rev. R. L. NAIL in charge. Burial was in the Connerville cemetery arranged by Danner & Colley funeral home of Sulphur. Gray, age 66, was a pioneer resident of the Hickory community, having resided there for 50 years. He was a member of the Christian Church. He is the father of Mrs. LILLIAN ALLISON of Hickory, Mrs. NORA ALLISON of Marlow, ROBERT GRAY of Silvertown, Texas; R. D. GRAY of Tishomingo; and Mrs. VERA (blurred print) of Bromide and brother of Mrs. KATE JONES of Bromide.
Final rites for ROBERT L. STALCUP/STALLCUP of Mill Creek were held at the Mill Creek Methodist Church Wednesday, Nov. 25, with Rev. KIRK officiating, assisted by Rev. CALLEY. Pallbearers: CHARLES OZMENT, CY PENNER, HENRY HOWELL, BOB GARRISON, PIERCE QUINTON and TURNER MCKINNEY. Burial was in the Mill Creek cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home. Stalcup, age 73, passed away Monday, Nov. 24, at his home following a long illness. He was born Sept. 22, 1874 at Whitesboro, Texas and moved to Oklahoma with his parents when a child. He lived in Mill Creek the past 41 years and was a blacksmith by trade. He was a member of the Methodist Church. The family includes his wife, Mrs. FALVEY STALCUP/STALLCUP; three daughters, Mrs. ALMA WARNER of Linwood, California; Mrs. JESSIE JARRETT of Tulsa, Mrs. LUCILLE GIBSON of Southgate, California; five sons, JOHN STALCUP of Van Nuys, Calif., FRED STALCUP of Ada, CLARENCE STALCUP of Clovis, N. M., R. L. STALCUP of Anaheim, California, and RILEY STALCUP of Holdenville; five grandchildren, and one sister Mrs. JOHNNIE LOWERY of Norman.
Dies after Heart Attack
THOMAS WELDON EWING, age 74, of Sulphur succumbed at his home, 1124 West Muskogee, Friday, Nov. 21, following a heart attack. Funeral services were held at the Dunn funeral home chapel Monday, Nov. 24, with Rev. ELMER GRAY of the Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Casketbearers: CHARLES JENNINGS, ALVIE GARRETT, DOUGLAS PATTERSON, JIM TURBYFILL, NOBLE SNODGRASS and ROBERT WATKINS. Interment was at Oaklawn cemetery. Ewing was born May 7, 1873 in Greenville, Texas and lived near Hickory about 30 years, moving to Sulphur nine years ago when he retired from farming. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. Family members include his wife, Mrs. QUINETTA EWING of the home; daughter Mrs. WINNIE TENNYSON/TENNISON of Ardmore; three sons, WELDON EWING of Beaumont, Texas, RAYMOND EWING of Phoenix, Arizona, and FRANK EWING of the Philippine Islands, some grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two sisters and one brother.
Thursday, December 4, 1947
Last rites for KEITH SIMCO, 4 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. JOE SIMCO of Roff, were conducted Thursday afternoon at the Danner & Colley funeral home chapel with Rev. AARON COTTLE officiating. He is the grandson of Mrs. ALICE APPLETON of Sulphur and Mr. and Mrs. H. G. HOLLAND of Evansville, Indiana. Interment was in the Oaklawn cemetery.
Mrs. CATHERINE SCREEN BRICE passed away ….
Texas Resident Dies
Mrs. LILLIE MAE AARON, age 79, of Fort Worth, Texas was fatally injured on Hwy 18 four miles north of Sulphur on Thanksgiving eve when the car in which she was a passenger struck a mule on the highway. The car, driven by JUANITA WILLIAMS, age 39, of Fort Worth overturned after hitting the mule. The driver sustained minor injuries. Funeral services were conducted for Mrs. Aaron Nov. 29 by the pastor of the Missouri Ave. Methodist Church at Fort Worth. Interment in a Fort Worth cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home of Sulphur. Mrs. Aaron is survived by one son OTIS A. AARON of Dallas, a daughter Mrs. DESSIE L. GILMORE of San Antonio, Texas, two grandchildren, four sisters and three brothers.
Final services for Mrs. NORA EPLEY, who passed away here Nov. 30 at her home, 1212 West Vinita, were conducted from the Vinita Ave. Church of Christ Tuesday, with EUGENE SOFFORD, pastor, officiating. Interment in Oaklawn cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home. Mrs. Epley was born Nov. 27, 1874 in Young County, Texas and came to Wynnewood, Indian Territory, when she was six years old. She resided there ten years then moved to the Tussy community where she lived continuously until moving to Sulphur four years ago. Mrs. Epley joined the Church of Christ in 1893 and seldom missed church services during these 54 years. She married J. J. EPLEY Aug. 23, 1895. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter Mrs. MARY BELLE HELMS of Cedar, Texas; four sons, A. J. EPLEY of County Line, ISHMEL EPLEY of Tulsa, LAWRENCE EPLEY of Tulsa and FRANK EPLEY of Gainesville, Texas; 15 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and four brothers. Out of town relatives attending the service: JOHN MCCARTY of Erick; OLLIE MCCARTY of Pauls Valley, Mrs. ADELE TRANTHAM(?blurred print), BELL HARPER, Mrs. NORA FISHER, all of Mertzan, Texas; CARL TRANTHAM of Fort Worth, Mrs. ROBERT MCALESTER of Seadrift, Texas, and Mrs. THOMAS JENNINGS of El Campo, Texas.
J. L. GRAY Rites
JOE LEE GRAY, age 75, of 1210 West Muskogee, passed away at his home, Nov. 29, from coronary heart disease. Funeral services were held at the Danner & Colley funeral home chapel Sunday afternoon with Rev. CHARLES MYERS officiating. Interment was in a Tulsa cemetery. Gray was a member of the Baptist Church over 50 years and a deacon over 30 years. He is survived by his wife; four sons, OSCAR T. GRAY of Longview, Texas, JESS L. GRAY of Caldwell (blurred print), Rev. ELMER GRAY of Sulphur and two daughters, Mrs. EDNA SULLIVAN of Pacific Grove, California, and Miss EDITH GRAY of Denver, Colorado. Members of the board of deacons of the Calvary Baptist Church served as pallbearers. Gray was the father of Rev. Elmer Gray, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church of Sulphur.
Mrs. SARAH E. SHRUM, age 88, passed away last Friday, Nov. 28, at the home of a son, J. F. WEST, of 9th & Tahlequah, following a long illness. Mrs. Shrum had resided here the past seven years and was a member of the Assembly of God Church. Interment was in the cemetery at Davis arranged by the Dunn funeral home. Funeral services were conducted at the Assembly of God Church here Sunday afternoon with Rev. PAUL RIGGS of Ardmore officiating. Mrs. Shrum was born Nov. 4, 1859 in Mississippi and came to Oklahoma from Texas in 1892. She formerly lived at Ardmore and later in Duncan. Family members include five sons, J. F. WEST of Sulphur; JOE WEST of Davis, FRED WEST of Pauls Valley, ED WEST of Edmond and WALTER WEST of Huron, California, 23 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.
Thursday, December 11, 1947
Driver Charged Following Fatal Accident Here
Charges of first degree manslaughter were filled here this week against WILEY M. MCGARITY, age 38, of Longview, Texas, former Sulphur resident, following the death Wednesday morning of Mrs. T. W. ‘BOSS’ WALLACE of Dougherty, as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident two miles west of Sulphur on Hwy 7 Saturday night. The accident occurred when a 1935 Chevrolet sedan, driven by Mr. Wallace, going east on Hwy 7, was forced off the road and hit by a 1941 Mercury sedan driven by McGarity. Although the collision was head-on, neither car turned over. Sgt. H. J. FLANAGAN of the highway patrol was found McGarity to be intoxicated then he was jailed. … Other passengers in the Wallace car were their daughter PAULINE WALLACE and a niece, KATHERINE WALLACE, all sustained minor injuries.
Mrs. Wallace was a resident of Dougherty for the past 40 years. She was a member of the Baptist Church and a teacher in the Sunday school primary department.
Father of Local Teacher Passed Away
S. L. PEVEHOUSE of Route 2 Ada, father of Miss FLORENCE PEVEHOUSE of the Sulphur high school faculty, passed away Thursday, Dec. 11. Mr. Pevehouse, age 63, had been ill for weeks with a heart attack. He is survived by four sons, WILLIAM, JESSE, FRANK PEVEHOUSE, all of Ada, and MELVIN PEVELHOUSE of Alameda, California; six daughters, Mrs. T. C. MURPHY of Clinton, Mrs. A. E. STANECHIPHER of Oklahoma City; Miss FLORENCE PEVELHOUSE of Sulphur; Mrs. VOLLEY DEATON and Mrs. ROY WESTROPE, both of Sulphur, and Mrs. M. C. BRISTER, three brothers and ten grandchildren.
Troy Resident Victim of Long Illness
JOHN A. CARAWAY passed away Saturday, Dec. 9, at his home near Troy after a long illness. Funeral services were held at the Mill Creek Baptist church with Rev. JOE KIRK in charge. Burial was in Tishomingo arranged by Dunn funeral home. Caraway, age 84, had been a resident of Johnston County about 46 years and was a member of the Baptist church. The family includes one daughter, Mrs. PETE MAYTUBBY of Troy; three sons, A. T. CARAWAY of Mill Creek, OSCAR and E. T. CARAWAY both of Richmond, California; 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Thursday, December 18, 1947
107 Year Old Civil War Veteran
Funeral services for one of Sulphur’s most esteemed citizens, 107 year old BURELL NASH, Confederate war veteran, were conducted at the Church of Christ here Monday afternoon with Rev. JACK CHAFFIN officiating. Interment was in the Oaklawn cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home. The Civil War veteran passed away here Saturday as the result of injuries sustained in a fall at his home at the Commercial Hotel Tuesday of last week. Nash lacked only 11 days of reaching the age of 108, had he lived until Christmas eve. For years Nash drew attention because of his ability to be active after reaching the century mark. Only last year, he attended a convention of Daughters of the Confederacy held in Tulsa. Nash made the trip alone and participated in the convention with Tulsa newspapers photographing him and featuring him in articles.
Nash was born on Christmas even, 1839 on a farm near Atlanta, Georgia. He took part in the Civil War as a Confederate soldier and remembered times when he saw such Confederate leaders as Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee. Nash did not migrate to Oklahoma until 1893 when he settled near Checotah in Indian Territory where he engaged in agriculture for years, moving from there to a farm north of Sulphur. He did not give up farming until he was 96 years old. The Nash family originally settled in Tennessee and the state capital, Nashville, was named after members of that family. Nash had two children, a son who died years ago and a daughter who died Aug. 5 at age 71. He leaves three grandchildren, Mrs. GEORGIA BROWN of Durant, ANDREW MURPHY of Sulphur, and OLIVER MURPHY of Delano, California; four great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services for S. L. PEVEHOUSE were held Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Oak Ave. Baptist Church in Ada. Rev. CHESTER MASON, pastor, officiated. Interment was in the Rosedale cemetery at Ada directed by Dunn funeral home. He was born Feb. 14, 1884 in Texas and moved to Oklahoma in 1907, living near Ada most of the time, and was a member of the Oak Ave. Baptist Church. The family includes his wife, Mrs. CLARA N. PEVEHOUSE; four sons, WILLIAM, JESSE and FRANK all of Ada; and MELVIN of Alameda, California; six daughters, Miss FLORENCE PEVEHOUSE of Sulphur, Mrs. T. C. MURPHY of Clinton, Mr. A. E. STONECHIPER(?) of Oklahoma City, Mrs. VOLLEY DEATON, Mrs. ROY WESTROPE both of Ada and Mrs. M. C. BRISTER, three brothers and ten grandchildren.
Rites for Crash Victim
Funeral services for LEE WILLIAMS, age 54, of Choctaw, who was killed instantly in a car-truck collision 11 miles east of Oklahoma City Friday night of last week, were conducted at the Baptist Church in Byars Tuesday, with Rev. J. F. HOUSE officiating. Interment was in the Purcell cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home. Williams was an employee of the Tinker Field plant in Oklahoma City and was returning home. The Williams family lived at Dougherty from 1939 to 1944. In addition to Mrs. Williams, the family includes three daughters, Mrs. ARZULA REES of Las Vegas, Nevada; Miss MARGIE LEE WILLIAMS of Dovington, Pa., and Mrs. WILLENE MULLER of Las Vegas, Nevada; two sons, BUSTER WILLIAMS of Shirley, Arkansas, and JERRELL WILLIAMS of Mosenci(?), Arizona; six grandchildren and five stepchildren. Williams was born in Arkansas on June 25, 1895. He was a member of the Baptist church.
Thursday, December 25, 1947
Funeral Rites for Stratford Resident
Last rites for Mrs. ELLA FOSTER of Stratford were held at the Stratford Pentecostal Holiness Church Sunday afternoon, Dec. 21, with the pastor officiating. Interment was in the McGee cemetery arranged by Dunn funeral home of Sulphur. Mrs. Foster, age 67, passed away Friday, Dec. 19 and was born May 22, 1880 in Tennessee. She moved to Stratford about 40 years ago from Berwyn, Okla. She was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church. Members of the family include one daughter, MABLE RUSSELL of Stratford; four sons, FREEMAN and LESLIE FOSTER both of Stratford, RUFUS FOSTER of Oklahoma City, and CHESTER FOSTER of Longview, Texas.
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