Jackson County, Oklahoma
Obituaries

Robert Cheatham

ALTUS, Okla., Nov. 24. – Chasing a yearling in a pasture near Chillcothe, Texas, eighteen miles south of Altus, Robert Cheatham, aged 35, a cattleman, was thrown from his horse, sustaining injuries from which he died. The yearling became entangled in some loose wire in a fence and was thrown backwards against the horse, which fell with its rider, pinning him upon a broken fence post. George Powell, who was with Cheatham, extricated him from his position and got him home, but the injured man never regained consciousness.
(Daily Oklahoman (25 Nov. 1913) transcribed by FoFG MZ)


DUCKWORTH,  EDITH
Altus Mother Killed While Driving Her Child To School
Altus, Okla., Dec. 17 --- Mrs. R. J. Duckworth, 34, of Altus, was killed in a traffic accident today as she was taking one of her children to school.
The crash at an intersection here involved a car driven by Mrs. Duckworth and another driven by Glen Ford, 22, also of Altus.  The impact threw open the door of the Duckworth car and the woman fell out.  She was caught under a wheel as the car skidded across the road, and died instantly.
The victim's two children, Mary Ann, 6, and James Lynn, 2, were wit her.  The girl, who was on her way to school, suffered shock and the boy received a bruise on his head.
(Lawton Constitution ~ December 17, 1947)
WICHITANS  TO  ATTEND  CRASH  VICTIM  RITES
Funeral services for Mrs. R. J. Duckworth, 34, of Altus, Okla., a daughter-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Wright Duckworth, Wichita Falls, who was injured fatally Wednesday morning in an automobile collision, will be conducted from the First Baptist Church in Altus, Friday at 10 a.m.
A second service will be held at Olney Friday at 3 p.m.  She had resided in Altus 11 years.
The younger Mrs. Duckworth was killed in Altus in a two-car collision.  She was thrown out of her car and beneath a wheel.  Her two children, Mary Ann, 6, and James Lynn, 2, suffered minor injuries.
Mr. and Mrs. Wright Duckworth and children and Mrs. Herschell McCarty of Vernon, the latter a sister of R. J. Duckworth, will attend the funeral services.
Survivors include, in addition to the husband and children, the father, H. E. Neeley; a sister, Miss Kathleen Neeley, and three brothers, Clyde, Emo and Virgil Neeley, all of Olney, and another brother, Hardy Neeley, Mineral Wells.
(Wichita Daily Times ~ December 18, 1947)
Rafaelita Garcia Guarjardo
Rafaelita Garcia Guarjardo, age 65, of Altus, OK, formerly of San Ildefonso Pueblo, passed away July 1, 2005 in Oklahoma.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Juan and Bernois Garcia.
She is survived by her husband, Johnny of Altus, OK; sons: Jose Garcia and wife Jackie of Kenai, AK, Tom Garcia and wife Jenny of San Ildefonso Pueblo and Bobby Garcia of Redding, CA; one daughter, Geri of Fredrick, OK; one sister, Joann Chavez and husband Arnold of San Idelfonso; brother, Robert Garcia and wife Mary Alice of Espanola, NM. She is also survived by her baby girl, Sugar.
Graveside services were held Saturday, July 2, in Altus, OK. Memorial Mass in her honor will be held on Sunday, July 10, at San Idelfonso church at 11 a.m.
(Santa Fe New Mexican ~ July 7, 2005 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

HEARTE,  ANDREW 

KILLED IN RUNAWAY

Altus, Ok. --- Andrew Hearte, drayman for a local milling company, fell underneath the wheels of his wagon and was instantly killed. The wagon was heavily loaded with flour.
(Checotah Enquirer ~ March 6, 1908 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)
 


Jerry W. Helm

Jerry W. Helm died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002 at Walnut Whitney Convalescent Home in Carmichael of lung cancer, at age 68. He and his twin brother were born to Margaret (Goodfellow) and Roger Helm in Jackson County, Okla., Aug. 6, 1934.

Helm was raised in Pueblo, Colo., graduating from Central High School and then attending college there. He began his career in theater in high school and received a scholarship to the Pasadena Playhouse. He also attended James Dean Theater School throughout his life.

Helm worked professionally in theater, radio, television and film as a member of the Screen Actors Guild. As a young man he also worked in heavy construction, including the Glen Canyon Dam. Helm loved motorcycles and sports cars and raced Austin-Healys and crewed for other racing teams out of Southern California in the 1950s and 1960s. Helm met and married Ellen O'Kelly in Hollywood in 1964. They honeymooned, camping outside of their Austin-Healy on the Southern California coast and at Yosemite. Helm worked at UC Los Angeles and then took a job in the Dramatic Art Department at UC Davis in 1967. He taught and ran the scene shop, retiring in 1991. His hobbies included learning, telling stories, traveling on the Pacific Coast, hiking, camping, gardening, roses, fishing, architecture, art, cooking, breadmaking, airplanes, and flying, driving, woodworking and boat building. Helm was a voracious reader and member of the Friends of the Yolo County Library. He was instrumental in restoring the Woodland Opera House and was a member of the Opera House Board. He was also an active Woodland Swim Team parent, volunteer for the Yolo County Historical Society and served on the 2001-2003Yolo County Grand Jury. Helm loved the Nevada City area and spent as much time as he could visiting in the 1970s and 1980s and more recently, visiting his in-laws and his daughter's family there. Helm was preceded by his parents and by his brothers and sisters Jimmy, Peggy and Patty. He is survived by his loving wife Ellen; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer Ellen and Vance Arlie Goss and grandsons Will and Tom of Nevada City; daughter and son-in-law, Annabel and Andries Fourie of Davis; sisters and brothers, Willie Randol, Donna Ayers, Jerry Helm, Tom Helm Sr., and their families; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Michele and Jim Miller of Woodland, sister-in-law Katie O'Kelly of Burlingame, nieces Renae Miller, Teresa Childers and husband Morgan and their children, all of Woodland; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A memorial and internment will be held at a later date. Hooper and Weaver Mortuary of Nevada City is assisting the family with arrangements.
[Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, September 16, 2002. - Submitted by Linda Craig ]

HUMPHRIES,  INFANT

Son of E. E. Humphries

Altus, Okla., April 30. – An 8-year-old son of E. E. Humphries, a prominent farmer of Hardeman county, just over the line in Texas, is dead from the bite of a rattlesnake. While walking in the field with his father, near a fence corner, the boy was bitten in the calf of the leg by the rattler, which measured over three feet in length. Although the best medical skill of the community was summoned immediately, and everything possible was done for the lad, he died several hours later in great agony.
(Daily Oklahoman (1 May 1913) transcribed by FoFG MZ)


Johnston, Frank

Altus, Okla., March 20. – Uncle Frank Johnston of Lock, one of the oldest settlers of Greer county, died at his home Monday of grip, aged 56 years. He was a union veteran. He was township assessor for many years. He will be buried in Hess cemetery.
(Daily Oklahoman (21 Mar. 1911) transcribed by FoFG MZ) 

JONES,  ANNA  LOVE
Mrs. O. W. Jones Buried At Altus
Funeral rites for Mrs. Olin W. Jones, Altus, sister of Mrs. Faye K. Ozmun, 706 N. 13th, will be held at 3 p.m. today at the Methodist church at Altus, with burial in the cemetery at that city.
Mrs. Jones died at 12 p.m. Friday in the home of her son, Ewing Kimbell Jones, Altus, after an extended illness.
She had been a resident of Tulsa until two years ago when she moved to Altus after she became ill.  Mrs. Jones had a wide acquaintance here, having often visited her sister.  She was a member of the Boston Avenue Methodist church in Tulsa.
In addition to her husband and sister at Altus, she is survived by two other sons; Joe Rush Jones of Tulsa and Maj. Olin W. Jones, Jr., of the United State Marine corps., stationed at Washington, D.C., and three daughters, Mrs. Ned herndon, and Mrs. Mary Lois Rogers, Tulsa; and Mrs. George W. Porter, who recently moved to Arizona, all of whom were at her bedside when she died.
She is also survived by her father, R. G. Kimbell; an uncle, Fred Kimbell, all of Altus, and brother, Albert Kimbell, Chickasha, formerly of Lawton.  Five grandchildren also survive.
Mrs. C. C. Hightower, Los Angeles, Calif., arrived by plane Saturday to attend the rites of her cousin.
(Lawton Constitution ~ August 24, 1947)

LOGAN,  LEONARD  (PAPPY)
Pappy Logan Fights For His Life After Highway Mishap
Leonard (Pappy) Logan, great triple-threat quarterback of the Cameron T. formation team last fall, was near death Saturday night as a result of severe injuries suffered in an automobile crash eight miles east of Altus early Saturday morning.
Suffering from a brain concussion and punctured lung, little Pappy was fighting for his life at Altus city hospital but physicians said his chances of survival are slim.
The 29-year-old Logan was en route to his home at Altus from Hollis, where he was believed to have taken a friend after a football game at Altus.
Highway Patrolman Ervin Heidenbrecht said Logan, driving a pickup truck, apparently went to sleep at the wheel and crashed into the rear of a semi-trailer truck driven by Robert Boren of Ardmore.  He was alone.
Logan helped spark the Aggies to an undefeated season and led the T team into the Junior Rose Bowl game in Pasadena last fall.
The grid star had been working at the Altus air base with the WAA.   He quit school after the football season ended last year.
(Lawton Constitution ~ September 19, 1948)
FOOTBALL  STAR  FATALY  HURT
Oklahoma's highway death toll Tuesday totaled 337.
Monday's accident victim was Leonard LeRoy Logan, 29, Altus.
Logan died in an Altus hospital of injuries received last Saturday in a collision seven miles northwest of Altus.  He was the driver of a light panel truck that crashed into the rear of a heavier truck.  The driver of the second vehicle was unhurt.
Logan was one of the stars of last year's great Cameron Agricultural college football team.
A triple-threat quarterback, he helped spark the Lawton squad to an undefeated season and led the T-formation team into the Junior Rose Bowl at Pasadena last year.
He had been working for the war assets administration at Altus air base this year.
He quit school after the football season last year.
(Ardmore Daily Ardmoreite ~ September 21, 1948)

 
May, Flora J.

May---Altus, OK., Jan. 6 ---Miss Flora J., only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. May, died at her home six miles southwest of Altus.
(Dallas Morning News ~ January 7, 1913 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)
 


Mock, Paul

LAWTON --- Paul Mock, well known stockman of Altus, who died in an Oklahoma City hospital from injuries received when a mule kicked him in the head. was buried at Altus, following funeral services in this city.
(Tulsa Daily World ~ January 13, 1916 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

NEEL,  GENEVA
Altus Rites Are Set For Daughter of Lawton Man
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at Altus for Mrs. Geneva Neel, 38, daughter of S. M. Nichols, 312 Columbia, who died Thursday afternoon at her Altus residence following a month's illness.
Born at Altus March 23, 1914, she had resided in that city most of her life.
Besides the father, survivors include her mother, Mrs. Laura Nichols, Altus; two sons, 10 and 14 years old; and a brother, Ray Nichols, of Baton Rouge, La.
(Law Constitution ~ February 1, 1948)
Robertson, Mrs. J. B.

Mrs. J. B. (Brantley B.,) Robertson, 96, died Thursday at 6:30 PM at Jackson County Memorial Hospital. Services will be at 2 PM [illegible] Memories, officiated by the Rev. John R. Rushing. Burial at Martha Cemetery will be under the direction of Tims Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be great-grandsons.

Born November 14, 1882 in Mississippi, she moved to Oklahoma in 1903. She married J. B. Robertson in 1899 at Patrick, Texas. He died in 1943. She lived in this area since 1903, and her most recent address was 1000 N. Forrest.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Grace Loftis, Mrs. Myrtle Hall, and Mrs. Edna Rae Cook, all of Altus; a son, Jack, Wellington, Kan.; 18 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren; 32 great-great-grandchildren. Nov. 1978
[Submitted by Kathie Marynik]

Smith, Jesse H.

Funeral services for Jesse H. Smith, 35, of Altus, Okla., formerly of Sattle, will be held at 1 o'clock tomorrow in the Columbia Funeral Home. Burial will be in Riverton Crest.

Mr. Smith died last Thursday in Texhoma, Okla., after a long illness.

Mr. Smith worked at the Boeing Airplane Co. here. He left here five years ago and had been in the restaurant business in Altus. He was born in Dierks, Ark.

Surviving are his wife, Gladys; two daughters, Bernice and Carol Louise, all of Altus; his mother, Mrs. Martha Ann Smith, Seattle; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Nelson, Tacoma, and Mrs. Eula B. Dinger, DeQueen, Ark., and a brother, Ted Lee Smith, Seattle.
(Seattle Daily Times ~ June 20, 1956 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler) 


SPEER,  EMORY  SPEER  (Dr.)

Olustee --- Rites for Dr. E. W. Crow, 81, Jackson county's oldest practicing physician, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Olustee First Methodist church.  He died at an Altus hospital Wednesday morning.
Dr. Crow was born Dec. 24, 1878, at Clarksville, Ga., and moved to Olustee in 1902, where he was married to Miss Jenny Potts in 1904.
In July, 1952, he was given an honorary barbeque dinner at Olustee, celebrating 50 years as a practicing physician in the county.  Several hundred persons attended. 
He was a member of the First Christian church, a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Masonic consistory, a Shriner and a member of the IOOF.
Conducting the rites will be Rev. Ken Forshee, pastor of the First Christian church, assisted by Rev. W. B. Milburn, pastor of the Methodist church.  Burial will be in Olustee cemetery under direction of Merritt Funeral home.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Buff Burtis, Clinton, and Mrs. Ivan Overton, Altus, and a son, Emery of Hollis; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
(Lawton Constitution ~ June 2, 1960)


Urbanski, Joseph

Joseph Vincent Urbanski, 78, of Altus, OK, died December 15 at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City, OK.

Joe was born October 6, 1933 to Joseph John and Rose (Roppolo) Urbanski in New York City, NY. He graduated from Carmel High School in New York and attended the University of Southwest Louisiana. He received a Bachelor of Science in Math and Science. He also received a Masters Degree in Political Science and a Masters Degree in Business Management from Websters College. Joe joined the United States Air Force and spent a total of thirty-three years in the service, retiring as Lieutenant Colonel in March of 1983 as the Assistant Deputy Commander for Maintenance, 443rd Military Airlift Wing, Altus AFB. He married Holley Cummins Lowell on May 26, 1981 in Altus, Oklahoma. Joe was of the Roman Catholic faith. He enjoyed the arts, computers, cooking, golf and family, but as Joe said, "not necessarily in that order."

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Joe is survived by his wife, Holley; three daughters, Melanie Graw and husband, Bob of Annapolis, Elizabeth Jacome and husband, Ken, of Albuquerque, NM, and Melissa Smith and husband, Zach, of Longmont, Co.; three sons, Joseph Urbanski, Jr., of Altus, OK, Thomas Urbanski of Annapolis, and Michael Urbanski and wife, Melanie, of Annapolis; nine grandchildren, Kathryn Griffin and husband, Adam, Victoria and Madeline Graw, Amelia Urbanski, Travis Urbanski, Jacob, Isabella and Alexandra Jacome, and Holden Smith; a sister, Erica Lindsay and husband, John, of Freeport, PA; and many friends.

The Urbanski Family will greet friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 20, at the Kincannon Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, December 21 at the Kincannon Memorial Chapel with Rev. Buddy Dugan and Suzanne Mollison officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow at 2 p.m. at the Fort Sill National Cemetery, Elgin, OK, under the direction of the Kincannon Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Altus Rotary Club, PO Box 137, Altus, OK, 73522, for the Rotary International Foundation.
(Annapolis Sunday Capital ~ December 18, 2011 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

Vernon, Cas 

CAS VERNON KILLED AT ELMER

Altus, Ok. --- Cas Vernon, living near Elmer, was shot in the back five times and instantly killed.
(Checotah Enquirer ~ March 6, 1908 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)
 

Weaver, F. O. 

Weaver---Altus, Jan. 5 ---F. O. Weaver, a prominent citizen and member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge, also a member of M.W.A., died of pneumonia at his residence in West Altus. Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist Church at 3 o'clock p.m. yesterday, after which the body was taken in charge of the I.O.O.F. and laid to rest in the City Cemetery.
(Dallas Morning News ~ January 7, 1913 ~ Submitted by Lori DeWinkler)

Weidhoff, Fred W.

FRED W. WIEDHOFF DIES AT HIS HOME

Fred William Wiedhoff, 76, of 1237 North Euclid avenue, died at his home Friday soon after returning from a trip to Oklahoma.

Mr. Wiedhoff was a retired farmer from Altus. Okla., and has been a Tucson resident during the past 17 years. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, and a niece. Mrs. Pearl White of 43 East 29th street. The body will remain in state at Bring's Funeral Home tonight and will be sent to Altus. Okla., tomorrow for burial.
The Tucson Daily Citizen September 21, 1942
Submitted by Barbara Ziegenmyer

ROBERTS,  ALLA  GENE  (JEAN  BOYER)
Jean Boyer Roberts (as she was known) was a "Housewife" most of her life.  After moving to "the farm", (family lands owned by Louin W. Roberts, and the Roberts Family) and in the early 1950s, Jean was very active in her church, "The Blair United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School and was a member of the church choir for many years.  She did not work outside the home until the early 1960s.  She worked for S&H Green Stamps in their Altus, Oklahoma store.  When Louin retired, he and Jean relocated to Phoenix, Arizona to be near family there, and in California.  Jean had suffered multiple "strokes" by that time, and had declared, "I don't want to be die in a hot desert!"  Louin then moved them to Corpus Christi, Texas.  Near the family home of Kingsville and also near to one of Jean's (still living) brothers, Charles Hudson Boyer.
Jean's health slowly deteriated and she and passed from this life on 19-March-1994 in a nursing home in Corpus Christi, only 40 miles from her childhood home in Kingsville, Texas.  Jean was laid to rest in a perpetual care cemetery in Altus, Oklahoma (The Rest Lawn Cemetery just north of the town of Altus).  She was the only Daughter of Calvin Layfette Ballard Boyer and Angie Whitson, who made their family home in Kingsville, Texas from the time that Jean was born until their deaths.
(Altus Times ~ March 19, 1994 ~ Submitted by L. W. Roberts, Jr. (son)
JOHNSON,  C. L.
Former Altus Man Drowns
Altus, Okla. --- C. L. Johnson, 72, of Hot Springs, Ark., formerly of Altus, was drowned Thursday afternoon while fishing from a boat in lake Catherine, three miles south of Hot Springs.  His body has not been recovered.
Johnson, a brother of Dr. H. C. Johnson and Scottie Johnson of Altus, operated a cleaning and pressing establishment in Altus from 1913 to 1935, and had a men's clothing store in connection with his firm from 1930 until moving to Hot Springs in 1935.
Johnson is survived by his wife; two sons, Dodson and Carl both of Hot Springs; a sister, Mrs. Ethel Toby of Los Angeles; and six brothers, H. C. and Scottie of Altus, D. L. and Noel of Hot Springs, Charley of Oklahoma City and Pat of Tulsa, the 1st two former Altus residents.
(Wichita Falls Times ~ June 28, 1959)
HIGHSMITH,  CHARLES  SAMUEL
Well-Known Altus Abstractor Dies
Altus, Okla., Nov. 18 --- Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Altus Methodist Church for Charles Samuel Highsmith, 79, one of this area's best known Masonic Lodge workers and an Altus abstractor until retiring a few years ago.  He died Wednesday at his home in Altus.
Burial will be by Merritt Funeral Home at Altus cemetery.
Highsmith was a native of Tennessee and married in 1902 at Vernon, Texas, to Miss Willie Black who survives him.  The family came to Altus in 1917 and he opened an abstract business which he continued until about two years ago.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Riffe of Hobart, and two sons, Gaines Highsmith of Childress, Texas, and Charles Highsmith of Louisiana, Mo.
(Wichita Daily Times ~ November 18, 1948)
WHITE,  JOHN HOUSTON
J. H. White Died Wednesday at Home on W. Prairie Street
J. H. White, who moved to this city from Blair, Ok., died at his home at 137 West Prairie street at 8:50 o'clock Wednesday morning after suffering since Monday from a stroke of paralysis.  Funeral services will be held at the Pearl street Church of Christ at 10:30 Thursday morning with interment following at the Odd Fellows' cemetery.
Mr. White was a native Texan, born in Upshur county, and was 68 years, 1 month and 28 days.  He was married to Miss Katherine Davenport in Upshur and shortly after his marriage moved to Wise county, near the village of Keeler, where he lived twenty-five years.  Later he moved to Blair, Ok., and lived there twelve years until he moved to Denton last November.
His wife and six children survive him as follows:  Mrs. M. L. Portwood, Denton; J. E. White, Blair, Ok.; J. H. White, Hollis, Ok.; Rufus White, Denton; R. V. White, Chillicothe, and Miss Mae White of this city.  All the children were at his bedside when he died except J. H. and J. E. White, who arrived at 9:20---just thirty minutes after their father died.
(Denton Record Chronicle ~ May 16, 1917)
CAVENAR,  JAMES
Altus --- Services for James P. Cavenar, 70, retired wholesale grocer of Altus, were at 10 a.m. Saturday in the First Methodist church of Altus.
Mr. Cavenar, who moved to Altus from Weatherford, Tex., in 1901, died early Thursday in an Altus hospital.
Officiating at the services was Rev. Owen Gragg.  Burial was in Altus cemetery under direction of Tims Funeral home.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, James, Wellington, Tex.; Clarence, Tampa, Tex., and Thomas, serving with the Navy in San Francisco, Calif.; one brother, D. B., of Amarillo, Tex.; two sisters, Mrs. Reed Curtis, Amarillo, and Mrs. Henry Butcher, Carnegie, and five grandchildren.
(Lawton Constitution ~ October 29, 1941)
JAMESON,  CLOWE
Altus --- Services for Clowe Jameson, 70, were at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Martha Methodist church, with Rev. O. E. Weeks officiating.
Burial was in Altus cemetery under direction of Tims Funeral Home.
Mr. Jameson died late Thursday in an Altus hospital following an extended illness.  Born in Waco, Tex., he had moved to Oklahoma in 1902.
Survivors include his wife of the home; one daughter, Mrs. Alton Roach and a son, Donald, both of Altus; a sisterm, Mrs. M. H. McLeod, Altus; two brothers, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
(Lawton Constitution ~ October 29, 1941)


KIMBROUGH,  MARY  ETHEL
Mary Ethel Kimbrough, 75, died Monday evening at the Bonell Retirement Community, where she made her home.
Mrs. Kimbrough was born in Adair County, Iowa, July 17, 1896, and moved to Greeley from Altus, Okla., in March of 1971.
She had married Rice Emmett Kimbrough on Oct. 28, 1914 in Faxon, Okla.  He died May 10, 1970.  Mrs. Kimbrough was a member of the Methodist Church in Altus, Okla.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Rex (Dorothy) Garner of Greeley and Mrs. Lahoma Culwell of Bethany, Okla.  Other survivors include two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday from the Lowell Funeral Home in Altus, Okla.  Interment will follow at the Altus Cemetery.
(Greeley Daily Tribune ~ May 9, 1972)
PAXTON,  BUNYAN  L.
Sulphur --- Bunyan L. Paxton, 1205 W. Ardmore, died Thursday in a Sulphur hospital.  Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Calvary Baptist Church.  Dr. T. B. Ritzinger, pastor, will conduct the rites and burial will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday in the Altus Cemetery, Altus.  Dunn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Paxtoer was born in Plattsville, Ark., Oct. 9, 1896.  A retired bookkeeper and grocer, he was a member of the Sulphur Baptist Church of Sulphur.  He also was a member of the Sulphur Lodge, AF&AM.
Mr. Paxton came to Oklahoma from Arkansas in 1919, locating in Tipton.  He moved to Sulphur in 1953.
Surviving are his wife, Opal, of the home; two sons, Howard, Altus, and Jack, Oklahoma City; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, also five brothers, all of California.
(Ada Evening News ~ May 17, 1970)
CURRY,  RAY  (MRS.)
Chattanooge --- Funeral for Mrs. Ray Curry, 75, long-time Chattanooga resident who died Friday in a Temple hospital. will be 10 a.m. Monday in the First Methodist Church, Altus.  Burial will be in Altus Cemetery with Timms Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Curry had lived in the area until moving to Midland, Tex., about four years ago.  She was preceded in death by her husband.
Survivors include two sisters: Mrs. O. D. Day, 718 N. 16th, Lawton; and Mrs. Ferrell Harvey, Chattanooga; one brother: Gordon N. Owens, New Town Square, Pa.; one daughters, Mr. U. V. Jones, Lubbock, Tex.; and two sons: Max E. Curry, Midland, Tex.; and Daroyl R. Curry, Midland
(Lawton Constitution ~ July 20, 1975)
LOGAN,  EDITH
Mrs. J. W. Logan, 83, of Altus, Dies
Altus, Okla. --- Mrs. J. W. Logan, 83, died Saturday at her Altus home.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Elm and Hudson Church of Christ with the minister, Gene Gilmore officating.  Burial will be in Altus Cemetery under direction of Tims Funeral Home.
A resident of Altus 42 years, Mrs. Logan was born March 7, 1890 in Waynesville, Mo.
Survivors include two sons, T. C. of Altus and Bob of Wichita, Kan.; two daughters, Mrs. Earl Goodrich and Mrs. Drucila Nall, both of Altus; two sisters, Mrs. Lora Ashworth of Steelville, Mo., and Mrs. Ladonia Logan of St. Louis, Mo.; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
(Wichita Falls Times ~ September 23, 1973)


ETHRIDGE, VIVIAN  AND  WILLIAM  RAY
Death Count Is Area's Highest
Midland --- A Midland man and his wife wer killed Monday in a car-truck collision 1,000 yards within Midland's city limits, causing the total number of deaths in the area to leap to 10 to make this year's "Operation Motorcide" the worst in area history.
William Ray Ethridge, 56, and his wife, Vivian, 48, were pronounced dead at the scene of an auto-truck-tractor intersectional crash at 3:10 p.m. at Texas 349 and Interstate 20's north service Road.
According to Lt. Jimmy Rhoads, safety education officer with the Department of Public Safety, the record number of 10 deaths beat out by three the total fatality figures which stood at seven for the holiday death watch in 1971.
The Ethridges car was in collision with a truck-tractor being driven by Jimmy Charles Rowland, 46, 2733 North Alleghaney, on snow-slick streets.
According to Midland Patrolman Jack Holbrook, the Ethridge vehicle was being driven north on the state highway when it was in collision with the truck being driven west on the interstate highway.
Holbrook said the car slid under the trailer and the top of the auto was broken loose from the body and the top of the car was dragged 100 yards before Rowland was able to halt his truck.
Both Ethridge and his wife were thrown from the car.  They were pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Robert Pine.
Ethridge was an engineer with KMID-TV at Midland.  Services have been tentatively set for 2 p.m. Saturday in Altus, Okla, under direction of the Tims Funeral Home.
Burial will be in the Altus Cemetery.
Thomas Funeral Home in Midland handled local arrangements.
Rowland, who is an employe of Britt Trucking of Lamesa, was not injured.
Representatives of Thomas Funeral Home said the only information they had on survivors Tuesday was that there was a son living in California and a brother living in Kansas.
 Holbrook said that the Ethridge car was demolished.  He said the body of the vehicle, while remaining upright on the southbound lane of the state highway after impact, was "completely crushed."
He said apparent injuries sustained by the man and the woman were massive head injuries and multiple fractures.
He said the body of Ethridge was found lying beside the car on the driver's side approximately 20 feet away, while the woman's body was lying on the opposite side of the car and only a few feet away.
(Odessa American ~ January 2, 1973)
RAMSEY,  MAMIE
CHILD  PASSES  AWAY
Mamie, the nine-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ramsey of Altus, died at the family residence in that city Tuesday of typhoid fever after a lingering illness.
The remains of the little one were brought to this city Wednesday over the Frisco for burial, which occurred at the city cemetery at 4 o'clock in the afternoon.
The deceased is a grad-daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Smith, of North Lowe street.
(Hobart Daily Republican ~ Wednesday ~ December 4, 1912)
WOLFE,  GIAMLA
Funeral for Mrs. (Leon) Giamla Wolfe, 43, of 408 N. 56th, in Lawton, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Tims Funeral Home Chapel of Memories in Altus with Gene Gilmore, minister of Church of Christ, officiating.  Burial will be in Altus Cemetery.
Mrs. Wolfe died at 8:20 p.m. Sunday.
(Lawton Constitution ~ June 6, 1972)
KING,  LESTER
Altus --- Services will be at 2 p.m. today in the Tims Chapel of Memories for Lester King, 58, who died Thursday in a truck accident near Jacksboro, Tex.
Rev. Gene Garrett, pastor of the First Baptist church, will officiate.  Burial will be in the Altus cemetery.
Mr. King was born on Dec. 1905, in Knoxville, Ark.  He was employed by Groendyke Transport Co.
Survivors include two brothers, Lee of Tempe, Ariz., and Roger R. Jenks; three sisters, Mrs. Inez Shaeffer of Cleveland, Okla., and Mrs. W. R. Parchman and Mrs. Elbert Vinyard, both of Altus.
(Lawton Constitution ~ November 1, 1964)
SIRMONS,  NORMA  JOYCE
SIRMONS  RITES  HELD  IN  ALTUS
Funeral services for Mrs. Norma Joyce Ince Sirmons, 22, former Amarillo resident, were held at 2:30 p.m. today in the Altus, Okla., Church of Good of Prophecy.
Burial was in Altus Cemetery under the direction of Boxwell Bros. Funeral Home.
Mrs. Sirmons, of Altus, died Thursday at Amarillo Osteopathic Hospital.  She had been in Amarillo during a three-month illness.
Survivors include her husband, W. A. Sirmons; two sons, Gary Ray and William, all of Altus; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Ince, 2105 S. Arthur; two sisters, Mrs. Dollie Catron and Mrs. Lillian Graves, both of Amarillo, and four brothers, Leon, Lawayne, Dewayne and Ronald Ray Ince, all of Amarillo.
(Amarillo Globe Times ~ February 15, 1957)
BILBREY,  DAVID
Services for David Arthur Bilbrey, 35, of 2424 D, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the First Baptist church.
Dr. H. Tom Wiles, pastor, and Rev. Richard Hopper, pastor of Central Baptist church, will officiate jointly.  Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. in Altus cemetery with Becker Funeral home in charge.
Bilbrey died Saturday afternoon in a local hospital of head injuries sustained in an automobile accident a mile south of Lawton.
(Lawton Constitute ~ September 3, 1956)
MAINS,  DANNY  MACK
Altus Boy, 15, Dies of Polio
Altus, Okla., Aug. 20 --- Fifteen-year-old Danny Mack Mains, member of a prominent Altus family, died Tuesday night in a Lawton hospital.  He had been stricken with polio.
The youth, who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mains, became ill over a week ago.  His father served two terms as mayor of Altus, and is active in chamber of comerce work and other civic work.
Funeral services will be held in the Presbyterian Church in Altus with burial in the Altus Cemetery.  Final arrangements are incomplete.
Survivors besides the parents include a brother, Cpl. Sammy Mains who is in Germany; a sister, Nancy Mains of Altus, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. McMullan of Wichita, Kan.
(Wichita Daily Times ~ August 20, 1952)
BURGAN,  L.  M.  (REV.)
Rites Conducted For Rev. Burgan
Last rites for Rev. L. M. Burgan, 85, retired Baptist minister and Lawton resident since 1926, were conducted at 10 a.m. today in the First Baptist church.  Dr. H. Tom Wiles, pastor, officiated.
A number of relatives and friends from other communities and several church groups were among the large attendance.  Selections were sung by Mr. and Mrs. E. V. McGuffin, Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Manning, Mrs. H. c. Brammer and Allen Bilbrey.
Bearers were P. H. Wyatt, Ed Hillhouse, Elmer Terry and Ernest Ebisch of Lawton and S. E. Hickman and Elmer Garnett, Altus.  Burial in the family plot in the Altus cemetery was directed by the Ritter Funeral home.
Rev. Burgan, veteran of 25 years in the ministry, died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the family home, on east F, following an illness of 18 months.
(Lawton Constitution ~ November 4, 1947)
GENTRY,  MAC  WILLIAM
Altus, Okla. --- Mac William "Bill" Gentry, 74, a former resident of Amarillo, died Friday.
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at the Thomas Street Church of Christ with Stan Bratcher and Jerry Sanders, ministers, officiating.  Burial will be in Altus Cemetery by Timms Funeral Home.
Mr. Gentry was a native of Paris, Tex., and had lived in Amarillo 25 years before moving to Altus earlier this year.  He was a deacon of the Central Church of Christ in Amarillo, a member of the Thomas Street Church of Christ and a carpenter.
Survivors include his widow, Cora; one brother, Jim of Lawton, and one sister, Mrs. Pat Long of Altus.
(Amarillo Sunday News ~ September 26, 1976)
McARTHUR,  MIRAM
Big Spring --- Mrs. Miram McArthur, 82, Big Spring resident since 1960, died at 12:30 a.m. Saturday in a local hospital after a long illness.  Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Altus Cemetery in Altus, Okla.
Local arrangements were handled by Nalley-Pickle Funeral Home.
Born June 30, 1891, at Calvert, Mrs. McArthur had lived in Vermont prior to moving to Big Spring.  She was a member of the Baptist church.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Martin E. Anderson of McCamey; a sister, Mrs. George Owen of Canton, Okla.; a brother, Frank Copeland of Franklin; and two grandchildren, Max Anderson of McCamey and Mrs. Suzette Turner of Agana, Guam.
(Abillene Reporter News ~ June 30, 1974)
SEEBERGER  FAMILY  SERVICES  IN  ALTUS
Altus, Okla. --- Funeral services for three member of the Cecil L. Seeberger family of Amarillo, who were killed Friday in a car accident on the Turner Turnpike, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Tims Funeral Home Chapel here.
The services are for Seeberger, 35, his wife, Jane, 33, and their son, Gregory, 13.
The Rev. Dan Wheelock, pastor of the First Church of the Nazarene here, will officiate.
Burial will be in the Altus Cemetery.
Three other Seeberger children were undergoing treatment today in St. Anthony's Hospital in Oklahoma City.
They are Dianna, 15, and Karen, 10, and are reported to be in good condition, and Gary, 8, who is reported to be in satisfactory condition.
The Seeberger car was westbound on the turnpike toward Tulsa when it left the roadway, plunged through a bridge railing and fell go the roadway of US 177 below, where it exploded and burned, investigating officers said.
The family had moved from Crossville, Tenn., to Amarillo about three weeks ago.  They resided in the Villa Pree Apartments.
Seeberger was a salesman for an Amarillo chemical firm.  He played professional football with the Pittsburgh Steelers for about 10 years.
His son Gregory was once a batboy for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Seeberger died shortly after being admitted to St. Anthony's Hospital.  His wife and son were pronounced dead at the scene.
Mr. Seeberger was born in Altus and attended Hardin Simmons University in Abilene.  He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Watson of Altus, and one brother.
Mrs. Seeberger, a native of Tulsa, is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Manard; four sisters, Mrs. Judy Perry, Michaela, Katyna and Kabeth; and two brothers, Michael and Roger, all of Tulsa.
(Amarillo Globe Times ~ September 11, 1972)
WILLIAMS,  AMANDA
Funeral for Amanda M. Williams, 92, of Arlington Manor, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Tims Funeral Home Chapel at Altus.  Burial will be in Altus Cemetery.
Mrs. Williams died Tuesday afternoon in a local hospital following a lengthy illness.
She was born Jan. 2, 1880, at Celina, Tex.  She was married to L. C. Williams, in 1897.  He died Feb. 27, 1956.  She was a long-time Altus resident before coming to Lawton in 1964.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Altus.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Vance Clayton, Grapevine, Tex., Mrs. Ethel Smith, 620 E., and Mrs. Harold Williams, 2804 Tomlin Place; a son, Marvin of Reprise, Calif.; 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
(Lawton Constitution ~ August 9, 1972)
ADAMSON,  LUDIE
LOVE  LEADS  GIRL  TO  TAKE  HER  LIFE
Telephone Operator, Aged 18, Commits Suicide at Altus
Altus, Okla., May 23 --- Ludie Adamson, an 18-year-old girl, employed on the local telephone exchange, committed suicide here Tuesday afternoon about 6 o'clock, by taking a large dose of carbolic acid.  The young woman has lived here only a short tie but was popular with her fellow employes.  Her parents will arrive from Headley, Tex., Tuesday night.  A love affair is believed to have been the cause of her act.
(Daily Oklahoman ~ Wednesday ~ May 24, 1911)
KENNEDY,  JOHN  R.
Oklahoma Rites For J. R. Kennedy
Services for John R. Kennedy, 93, who died Monday after a brief illness, were held Wednesday at the Tims Chapel of Memories in Altus, Okla., with L. N. Moody, minister of the Hudson and Elm Church of Christ in Altus, officiating.  Burial was in Altus Cemetery.
Mr. Kennedy was a former Abilene resident and the father of J. R. Kennedy, Jr., of 1049 N. 17th St.  He was born Jan. 9, 1869, in Hallsville, and lived in Abilene from 1921 to 1930, when he moved to Altus.  He married Theo Anthony Sept. 19, 1904.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Maurice Pumroy of Altus and Mrs. Mary Irby of Ardmore; a son, John Jr., of Abilene; two sisters, Mrs. Ada Bailey of Altus and Mrs. J. D. Small of Longview; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
(Abilene Reporter News ~ June 2, 1962)
COOLEY,  JESSE  M.
Jesse M. Cooley Rites Held Today
Cache---Funeral ervices were to be held at 3 p.m. today in the Headrick Baptist church for Jesse M. Cooley, 58, who died Wednesday, Dec. 26, at the home of his brother, DAle Cooley, in Headrick.  Rev. R. T. Baker, pastor of the Cach Baptist church, was to be the officiating minister.
Born July 5, 1887, in Missouri, Mr. Cooley came to Jackson county in 1907 and had been a resident of the Indiahoma and Cache communities the past seven years.
He was a member of the Cache Baptist church.
Mr. Cooley is survived by two sons, Dennis Cooley, in the army, and Western Garnett Cooley, Indiahome; three daughters, Mrs. Marie McGraw, Oklahoma City; Oma Cooley and Vida Cooley, Cache; also three brothers, J. R. Cooley, Norman, Dale Cooley, Headrick, and R. E. Cooley, Mansfield, Mo.; and a sister, Mrs. Ada Abshire, Long Beach, Cal.  Cache funeral home will be in charge of burial in the Navajo cemetery near Headrick.
(Lawton Constitution ~ December 28, 1945)
MARSH,  R.  P.
Altus --- Services for R. P. Marsh, 69, who died at 11 p.m. Tuesday night in an Altus hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in he Headrick Baptist Church.
Burial will be in nearby Navajo cemetery.
He was born March 16, 1896, in Lafayette, Tenn., and came to the Indian Territory with his parents when he was nine months old.  He was a retired watch repairman, a member of the Headrick Baptist Church, and the American Legion, and was a veteran of World War I.
Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Jack Thornton, Headrick; Mrs. G. H. Grain, Arlington, Tex.; Mrs. Pat Jones, Landers, Wyo., Mrs. R. C. Campbell, Mrs. Billy Joe Hamilton, and Mrs. Joe Hamilton, all of Snyder; a son, Denver Marsh, Vernon, Tex.; a brother, Elmer Marsh, San Antonio; 23 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
(Lawton Constitution ~ May 6, 1965)
EWING,  HARRY
Legion  Officials  Killed  in  Crash
Altus, Okla., Feb. 21 --- Two nationally prominent American Legionnaires were burned to death in a plane crash near here tonight.
The victims were Harry Ewing, 34, of Altus, Okla., manager of the American Legion Junior Baseball League, and Robert Porta, 35, Norman, Okla., former chairman of the National Legion Americanism Committee.
They were on their way to Omaha for a conference on Legion baseball.
Ewing's wife witnessed the accident which occurred just after the plane took off.  The bodies were badly burned.
(Richmond Times Dispatch ~ Richmond, VA ~ Thursday ~ February 22, 1951)
CROSS,  MAVIS
Oklahoma Girl Killed By Fall Under Truck
Altus, Ok., Oct. 10 --- Mavis Cross, 4-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Cross, who live eight miles northeast of Altus, was instantly killed late Tuesday when the rear wheel of a truck ran over her body.
Mr. and Mrs. Cross, with their two small daughters, were returning from Altus in a truck heavily loaded with coal.  They were near home when the truck radiator burst and Mrs. Cross attempted to take the children from the car to prevent them being burned.  Mavis slipped on the fender and fell underneath the wheel.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday at Midway and burial was made at Altus.
(Dallas Morning News ~ Thursday ~ October 11, 1928)
KIZZIAR,  JAMES  W.  (REV.)
FORMER  TEXAS  MINISTER  DIES  AT  HOME  IN  ALTUS
Altus, Ok., Oct. 15 --- The Rev. J. W. Kizziar, after an illness of several months at his farm home east of Altus, died Wednesday morning and was buried in the Altus Cemetery Thursday afternoon.
The Rev. Mr. Kizziar was born in Pike County, Ark., in the year 1841, and during his boyhood days moved with his family to Texas, settling near Waxahachie, where he lived for a few years and was married there.  Soon after marriage he moved to Granbury, Texas, where he entered schol to prepare himself for the ministry, and was licensed to preach in Hood County.  He became an itinerant preacher and was well known throughout Central Texas, and other points in that State.  He moved to Greer County in 1891 and has held a number of pastoral charges in this State, but has been a resident of this county since moving here.
He leaves two brothers, T. L. Kizziar, a farmer, near Altus, and M. E. Kizziar, who is living in Albuquerque, N. M., but arrived here before his brother's death.  Two sisters survive him, being Mrs. Sarah E. Burks of Ellis County, Texas, and Mrs. W. S. P. McCullough, whose husband is in the ministerial work in Texas.  Five sons, T. L., W. H., Ed. George and Charlie, survive him, and also two daughters, Mrs. Sidney Thrash and Mrs. John Blisman, both of Fort Worth, Texas.  He was 79 years old at the time of his death.
(Dallas Morning News ~ Saturday ~ October 16, 1920)
PHILLIPS,  W.  H.
CAPITALIST  KILLED  IN  AUTO  ACCIDENT
W. H. Phillips of Olustee Killed; Wife and Young Woman Guest Injured
Olustee, Okla., Oct. 13 --- W. H. Phillips, a prominent capitalist and democratic politician of Olustee, was instantly killed, his wife and Miss Iva Moore, a young woman of this city bruised when the automobile in which the tree were riding was struck by an eastbound Frisco motor car at a railroad crossing near here today.  The engine of the car went dead just as they were crossing the track and the motor car struck them before the car could be removed from the track.
(The Daily Ardmoreite ~ October 14, 1912)
WOODARD,  BOBBIE
Bobbie Woodard  ~  July 26, 1920 - Sept. 12, 2006
Bobbie Banks Woodard was born in Hess, Oklahoma, on July 26, 1920 into the pioneer family of Clarence and Ollie Banks.  She passed away September 12, 2006.  Her grandfather, Sam Banks, was the Jackson County (Oklahoma) sheriff.  As a child, she would go to the top of the county jail to visit her grandpa since that is where the sheriff and his family lived.  Bobbie was present during an attempted jail break.  As was the custom of those times, the sheriff's family was not to be injured during any such attempt.  The breakout was foiled by Sheriff Banks and his deputies.  She worked in the first self-service grocery store in Altus, Oklahoma.  Later, during World War II, Bobbie worked for McDonald Douglas as a "Rosie the Riveter" where she built C-47 and B-25 bombers.  A lifelong member of the Church of Christ, she attended the Thomas Street church in Altus for many years before moving to Bakersfield in 2003 when she began attending Westside Church of Christ.  Bobbie married Royden Woodard, who died in 1978.  She lived in Bakersfield with her daughter, Jayne Lee.  She had two other children, Julie Ketcham of Little Rock, Arkansas and Dean Woodard of Washington, D. C.  She had eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.  Bobbie's family would like to thank the staff at Glenwood Gardens and Hoffman Hospice along with Dr. Edward Nichols for their loving and tender care.  Services will be held in Altus, Oklahoma, on Friday, September 22, 2006.
(Bakersfield Californian ~ Wednesday ~ September 20, 2006)
DUNN,  CHARLES  W.
Funeral services were held at the Altus First Baptist Church Tuesday morning for Charles W. Dunn, veteran cafe operator who owned and operated Cafes in Altus for the past 26 years until July of this year, when ill health forced him to retire.
Rev. C. L. Abercrombie and Rev. Thurman Hitchcock officiated the services.
Mr. Dunn died Sunday night in Memorial Hospital in Altus.
Burial was made in the Altus cemetery with Tims Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Dunn was born August 24, 1892 at Concordia, Kansas.  He had been a resident of Altus since 1942 when he moved from Clintton.
(Quanah Tribune Chief ~ December 5, 1968)
ADAMS,  JIMMY  DEAN
Funearal services were conducted at the Eldorado Church of Christ Friday afternoon for Jimmy Dean Adams, six-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Dale Adams of Altus, who died instantly from injuries he received in a car accident four miles east of Eldorado, Tuesday evening, when the car his father was driving hit a bridge abutment.  He was thrown from the car.
Floyd Robertson, evangelist of the Eldorado Church had charge of the services.  Burial was made in the Altus cemeery with Lowell-Richardson Funeral Home in charge of interment.
Jimmy Dean was born Dec. 20, 1961 at Enid, Oklahoma.  He made his home with his parents at 712 Lila in Altus and attended school there.
Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Adams of Altus and a sister, Kimberly Ann of the home; grandparents, Mrs. H. H. Adams of Eldorado and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Fisher of Enid.
Pall bearers were Elbert Goodwin, Jack Reynolds, Harley Adams, Johnny Adams, Gary Story and Norman Story.
(Quanah Tribune Chief ~ December 5, 1968)
SKINNER,  FERRIS  E.
Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. for Ferris E. Skinner, 82, of Altus, formerly of Eldorado, at Tims Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Keith Wiginton officiating.
Mr. Skinner died Saturday at the English Village Manor Nursing Home.  Burial was at the Altus Cemetery under the direction of Tims Funeral Home.
Mr. Skinner was born July 29, 1894 at Carthage, Texas.  He married Miss Ethel Greer Feb. 12, 1918 at Celeste, Texas.  He moved to Altus from Eldorado in 1935.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Altus and of the Odd Fellows Lodge.  He was a barber for many years in Altus.
Survivors include his wife of the home, 621 W. Commerce; two daughters, Mrs. Elmo Bailey of Altus and Mrs. Maxine Jones of Midwest City; three brothers, Tom, John and Lawrence all of Eldorado; three sisters, Mrs. Leta Evins and Mrs. Faye Yousey both of Eldorado, and Mrs. Zudie Blaha of Denver, Colo.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
(Quanah Tribune Chief ~ February 10, 1977)
GARRISON,  FLORA
Garrison Rites Held In Altus
Funeral services were held Wednesday at Tims Chapel of Memories in Altus for Mr. Flora (Black) Garrison who died Saturday in Altus of an apparent heart attack.
Burial was in the Altus Cemetery under direction of Tims Funeral Home.
Mrs. Black was born August 11, 1907 in Eldorado.  She was married to Howard Garrison, Dec. 22, 1923.  He died Nov. 5, 1963.  She was a member of the Southside Baptist Church and of the Woodmen of the World Auxilary.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Steve Maracek of Altus; one son, Carl, of Omaha, Nebraska; two brothers, Roy Black of Vallejo, Calif., and Clarence Black of Salida, Calif.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Mrs. Garrison was the daughter of pioneer residents of Eldorado, the late Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Black.
(Quanah Tribune Chief ~ October 9, 1975)
ANDERSON,  DOLPHY  DEWEY
Services for Dolphy Dewey Anderson, 60, part-time clerk at the Hudson hotel and a former employe of the Milner hotel chain, will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Merritt funeral home at Altus.  Burial will be in Altus' Victory cemetery.
Oklahoma City arrangements are being handled by Watts funeral home.
Anderson, 2332 Tower court, died in his home Friday morning after suffering a heart attack.
A resident of Oklahoma City 15 years, he had worked for the Milner chain about 10 years before going into semi-retirement six months ago.  Since that time he had worked weekends at the Hudson hotel.
Before coming to the city, Anderson owned and operated restaurants in the southern part of the state.  His home was at Altus prior to moving to the city.
(Oklahoma City Daily Oklahoman ~ February 21, 1959)
HENSLEY,  EBB  L.
Altus --- Funeral for Ebb L. Hensley, 94, who died Thursday evening after a short illness, will be at 10 a.m. today in the Tims Funeral Home Chapel of Memories here with Wayne Price, minister of Elm and Hudson Church of Christ officiating.  Burial will bein the Victory Cemetery, near his boyhood home.
Mr. Hensley was born Oct. 17, 1882 in Burton County, Ark.  He came to Jackson County in 1892 with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Mac D. Hensley, when they homesteaded near Victory.  He married Mabel Thrash on Nov. 9, 1902 in Olustee.  He was an early member of the Southwest Cattlemen's Association and a charter member of the Elm and Hudson Church of Christ.  He was still active in farming and ranching at the time of his death.
Survivors include his wife of the home; four daughters, Mrs. Eris June Holdridge, Oklahoma City; Mrs. H. H. Crow, Sr., Victory; Mrs. Clarence Abernathy and Mrs. J. A. Henry, both of Altus; one sister, Mrs. Myra Brisbin, Madera, Calif.; seven grandchildren, including State Sen. Herschal Crow and Earl Abernathy, and 18 great-grandchildren.
(Lawton Constitution ~ October 2, 1976)

 
 

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