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Ward, Fred
The Reverend and Mrs. Joe Bates attended graveside services at the New Hope Methodist Church in Georgiana Monday for Sergeant Fred Ward, brother-in-law to Mrs. Bates. Ward, 33 years of age, had only recently returned from Vietnam and was stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma where he was robbed and beaten to death. Funeral services were held in his hometown of Louisville, Mississippi, Sunday. Other than his wife, Sergeant Ward is survived by two daughters.
[Florala, The Florala News, 15 Jan 1970, p5. Transcribed by Heather Holley -- Submitted by: Gene P]
Added 24 Sep 2017

McDougal, Mabel Berry
Born 25 Aug 1904, Louisville MS. Died 4 Dec 1999, Watauga, TX. Daugther of Thomas Levi Berry & Barksdale Taylor. Married Clayton McDougal in Oct 1927 in Ft Towson OK. He died in 1981. She is buried in Highland Cemetery in Durant OK.
[Durant Daily Democrat 6 Dec 1999]
Added 22 Nov 2009
Sharp, Cleveland
Cleveland Estell Sharp, 90, Calera, died Monday in a Durant hospital.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Calera United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jimmy Cash officiating.  Burial will be in Calera Cemetery.
Sharp, born in 1884 in Louisville, Miss., was a retired farmer and a member of the Methodist church.  He had been a resident of Bryan county for 74 years.
He is survived by three sons, J.T. of Durant, Byrom of Tulsa and Jones of Norman; six daughters, Lucille Sharp and Mozell Sharp, both of Calera; Mrs. Maurine Ogilvie of Tulsa; Mrs. Cleta Ortloff of Houston, Mrs. Gwen Buchanan of Durant and Mrs. Geraldine Averbach of Denver, Colo., and two sisters Mrs. Lena Pearl Sims of Colbert and Mrs. Hazel Sanders.
The family will be at Coffey Funeral home from 7:30-8:30 p.m. today.
Durant Daily Democrat 16 Jun 1975
Added 22 Nov 2009
Sharp, Jones C
Private gravesite services for Jones C. Sharp, 77, Norman, will be Saturday in the Caddo Cemetery in Caddo with the Rev. J. C. Curry officiating.  Dalton-Holmes Funeral Home of Durant is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Sharp was born in Louisville, Miss., on April 2, 1911.  He lived in Bryan County for many years and was a graduate of Calera High School.
He later received his B.S. degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University and his master's degree from Oklahoma State University.
He served with the U.S. Navy, mainly in the Pacific, from Dec. 13, 1942 until Movember 1945.  He retired from the naval reserve as a lieutenant commander.  He was supervisor of operations at DMM Branch at Tinker Air Force Base until his retirement in 1972.
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and was of the Methodist faith.
On Dec. 19, 1941, he married Georgene Sipes in Caddo.  She survives.
Other survivors include two daughters, Susan Lee of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Patti Benson of Norman; a son, Robert Sharp of Jacksonville, Fla.; five sisters, Maurine Ogilvie of Tulsa, Cleta Ortloff of Houston, Texas, Gwen Buchanan of Durant, Moselle Sharp of Calera and Geraline Auerbach of Denver, Colo.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The family has designed the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation as appropriate for memorial donations.
Norman (Okla.) Transcript 9 Dec 1988
Added 22 Nov 2009
White, Robert N
Robert Neal White was born near Louisville, Miss., February 18, 1886, and died at the home of his aunt, Mrs. Thos. Williams, in this city Wednesday, March 21. The deceased had recently come from Texas, where he had gone with the hope of benefiting his health, and was visiting in the city with his aunts, Mrs. Rebecca Hill and Mrs. Thos. Williams. He leaves two children, aged seven and nine years, respectively.
Funeral services were held at the Baptist church at 1:30 p.m., today, conducted by Rev. J. E. Gwatkin, and the remains were laid at rest in the Doxey-Sayre cemetery.
Mrs. White, mother of the deceased, arrived in the city from Louisville, a day or two before her son's death.
(22 Mar 1917, Sayre Standard, Sayre, Beckham Co, OK)

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