Cleveland County,



Obituaries 3


Jimmie Albert Hamm

Funeral services for Jimmie Albert Hamm, 69, of Lexington will be held today (Thursday) Feb. 13, 2003 at Wadley's Funeral Service Chapel with Tom Smith and Jerry Holman officiating. Services will be under the direction of Wadley's Funeral Service.
Mr. Hamm died Feb. 10, 2003 at his home in Lexington.
He was born April 10, 1933 at Agra, the son of Leland Albert and Jane Elizabeth Sparks Hamm. He was reared in the Agra/Lexington area, coming to Lexington in 1939.
Mr. Hamm married Gladys Farrow April 1951. She preceded him in death in 1989.
He married Carl Jean Bowen July 28, 1990 in Lexington.
Mr. Hamm was a carpenter and a member of the Carpenters Union and the General Assembly and Church of the First Born.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Frona Idlett, Annis Hayles and Carolyn Skinner; four brothers, Wesley Wright Hamm, Samuel Eugene Hamm, Joe Hamm and Leland Alfred Hamm and a grandson, Gregory Wayne Crumbley.
Survivors include his wife, Carol Jean Hamm, of the home; five sons, James Kenneth Hamm of the home, Johnny Murl Hamm and his wife, Angella, and Jerry Albert Hamm and his wife, Annette, all of Lexington, and Joe Bowen and his wife, Sonya, and Jason Bowen, all of Hillsdale; six daughters, Kathryn Rodgers and Marilyn Hamm, both of Lexington, Imogene Crumbley and her husband, Tim, of Purcell, Margaret Corter and her husband, Tom, of Harrah, Donna Jean Doyle of Enid and Linda Beth Bowen of Hillsdale; three brothers, Lonnie Hamm and his wife, Louise, of Eugene, Ore., Marvin Hamm and his wife, Edda Faye, of Lexington and Harold Hamm and his wife, Sue Ann, of Enid; three sisters, Clara Harper of Purcell, Lois Penrod of Parkland and Fannie Holder and her husband, Harold, of Lexington; 24 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Matt Hamm, Jeremy Hamm, Mitchell Corter, Jimmy Don Vaughn, Tom Smith and Eric Corter.
Honorary pallbearers will be Kyle Corter, Jared Rogers, John McBride, Trever McBride, Jordan Bowen, Tyrell McBride, Jeron Hamm, Jason Hamm and Joe Bowen.

Nelce Martin Lancaster

Nelce Martin Lancaster, 79, of Norman, died February 27, 1998, in Norman. He was born December 16, 1918, in Mountain View, Arkansas, the son of Walter C. and Dessie A. Poff Lancaster. He grew up in Rosedale, Oklahoma, and graduated from Rosedale High School in 1936. In 1942 he joined the U. S. Army and served in France and Germany in the Fourteenth Armored Field Artillery Division during World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1945. On February 16, 1944, he married Charlene L. Grant in Purcell.

He was a long time resident of Ponca City where he was employed with Cities Service Oil Company. He retired and moved to Norman where he has resided for the past 8 years. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, a disabled veteran and enjoyed sports.

Survivors include his wife, Charlene, of the home; sons, Jonathan Lancaster of San Francisco, California and Jeffrey Lancaster of Fairfield, California; daughters, Diana Riddle and her husband, Terry, of Broken Arrow, and Sherri Banks of Norman; sisters, Geneva Watkins of Clairmore, Catherine Peery of Laddonia, Missouri, Jennie Bradshaw of Lebanon, Oklahoma, Ruby Haynes of Bartlesville, Letha Haynes of Bozeman, Montana, and Clara Womack of Norman; brothers, Wayne Lancaster of Redmond, Oregon, John Lancaster of Killeen, Texas, and Dalton Lancaster of Mexico; and grandchildren, Kimberly Banks, Gregory Banks, Matthew Riddle and Megan Riddle.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a grandson, Stephen Riddle, age 6.


Marilyn Kay "Miller" Montroy

Duncan Banner, Tues., June 3, 2008
Moore - MARILYN KAY MILLER MONTROY, 63, of Moore, died Saturday, May 31, 2008, at her home.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Ford Funeral Service in Midwest City. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Purcell Hillside Cemetery.
She was born Dec. 30, 1944, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to Hal and Mary Miller. Marilyn spent most of her childhood in Purcell, where she developed many lifelong friendships. After graduating from Purcell High School in 1963, she began nurse's training and spent most of her career working in the medical field in various assistant and office manager positions.
She had two children, Scott Montroy and the late Jennifer Montroy. Her children were her pride and joy, and following her daughter's death in 1995, she dedicated her life to bringing justice for Jennifer. Ten years later, that justice became reality.
Marilyn built a numer of special relationships throughout her life, and throughout her two-year battle with cancer those friendships sustained her. Especially important to her was her sister, Michele Thompson, who cared for her, along with her son, Scott, and his partner, David Cleveland.
Marilyn leaves behind a family full of memories of a special smile that would light up a room, and her caring spirit. She was a courageous and strong mother, daughter and friend.
She is survived by her son, Scott Montroy and partner David Cleveland; a sister, Michele Thompson and husband Terry Thompson; a niece, Amber Ragland; and nephews, Trey and Tanner Thompson; and many other great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Johnny Ray Odom

Johnny Ray Odom, 69, of Kingston, formerly of Lexington, died Saturday, June 17, at V.A. Medical Center in Oklahoma City. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wilson-Little Funeral Home Chapel in Purcell. The Rev. Scott Lewis will officiate, and Masonic services will be conducted by Paul Owens. Interment will be at Hillside Cemetery in Purcell.

Willa Dean (Raines) Offolter

Funeral services for Willa Dean (Raines) Offolter, 81, of Lexington were held Oct. 11, 2008 at Wilson-Little Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was at Hillside Cemetery in Purcell under the direction of Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell.
Mrs. Offolter died Oct. 7, 2008 at Odyssey Hospice House in Oklahoma City.
She was born Aug. 27, 1927 in Keystone, Okla., the oldest of three children of Cecil Cleo Pearson and Irene (Winford) Pearson. At an early age her family moved to the Capitol Hill area in Oklahoma City. She attended schools there, graduating from Central High School in 1945.
Mrs. Offolter worked at Tinker Air Force Base.
On Jan. 2, 1947 she married Robert Fay Raines. The couple had three daughters, Karen, Sherrell and Lisa, and made their home in Midwest City. The couple moved to Lexington in 1978. Mr. Raines died in 1986.
Soon after, she married Floyd Offolter . He died in 2004.
Mrs. Offolter worked some as a dance instructor, teaching country and western dances.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert "Bob" Raines and Floyd Offolter; her parents; one brother, Tommy Pearson and one sister-in-law, Earline Pearson.
Survivors include three daughters, Karen Arnold (Craig) of Choctaw, Sherrell Breshears of Purcell and Lisa Raines of Norman; one brother, Lindell Pearson of Oklahoma City; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jim Jacobsen, Matt Jacobsen, Dick Breshears, Richard Breshears, Craig Arnold and Bruce English.

Zora E. “Young” Sullivan

Zora E. Sullivan, age 86, of Luther, OK, was born on March 22, 1922, in Norman, OK. She was the daughter of Barney & Myrtel (Keener) Young. She left this life on Tuesday, May 20, 2008, in Luther, OK.

Zora graduated from Wayne High School in Wayne, OK. She married William Leroy Betz on May 7, 1946, in Purcell, OK. He preceded her in death in 1952. She married Herman Sullivan in 1954. Zora was a member of the Choctaw Road Baptist Church, Choctaw, OK. She worked at Tinker AFB for twenty years. She enjoyed fishing, reading the newspaper, politics, eating watermelon and loved music and playing the piano.

Zora was also preceded in death by her parents; second husband, Herman; two sisters, Bonnie Mae Leveridge, Wilma Cy Gullion and one brother, Bill Young.

Survivors include 2 sons & daughters-in-law, Barney & Laticia Sullivan, Choctaw, OK, Bill & Trena Sullivan, McLoud, OK; 2 daughters & sons-in-law, Betty & Gerry Peery, Luther, OK, Dodie & Joe Davis, Carney, OK; step-daughter & husband, Ginny & Glen Bell, Harrah, OK; 19 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Services will be held at 1:00 PM, Thursday, May 22, 2008, at the Asa Smith Memorial Chapel, Harrah, OK, with Rev. Jon Lowry officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery, Purcell, OK. Services are under the direction of Smith~Parks Funeral Service in Harrah, OK.

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Brandon E. Snow


Brandon E. Snow, 25, of Noble died Thursday, Jan. 25. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Noble with burial to follow at Hillside Cemetery in Purcell. Arrangements are under the direction of Primrose Funeral Service.

Mr. Snow was born in Norman to Tony and Brenda Snow. He graduated from Noble High School in 1999. He was attending college at the University of Oklahoma to obtain a business degree and worked at Norman Regional Hospital. He and his fiance', Carey Brown, were to be wed Saturday, Feb. 3. They were looking forward to their future together and expecting a baby in August. He enjoyed spending time with his soon-to-be stepsons, Kyler and Josh.

He is survived by his parents Tony and Brenda Snow; fianc?e Carey Brown; brother Travis Snow; maternal grandparents Bennie and Virginia Boydston; great-grandmother Doris Sparlin; paternal grandparents the Rev. Eugene and Mary Snow; aunts and uncles Kyle and Vicky Cantrell, Dan and Mona Snow, Gary and Cheryl Marsh and Rodney and Regina Powers; cousins Cory, Kevin and Wes Cantrell, Jason Snow, Kelly McCampbell, Stephen, Ryan and Rachel Marsh and Matthew and Kyle Powers.

Those wishing to honor Mr. Snow may do so by contributing to a memorial fund set up for his unborn child at any First Fidelity Bank as Carey Brown/Brandon Snow Memorial Fund c/o First Fidelity Bank.

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Thurman Eugene Skaggs

Funeral services for Thurman Eugene Skaggs, 73, of Lexington were held Feb. 11, 2003 at Wilson-Little Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Duane Elmore and the Rev. Barry Clagg officiating. Interment was at Hillside Cemetery under the direction of Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell.
Mr. Skaggs died Feb. 7, 2003 at his home east of Lexington.
He was born Oct. 26, 1929 in Konawa, the oldest of five children born to Ruffus Edgar Skaggs and Ozie Ellie Morris Skaggs. He was reared on farms in the Purcell and Lexington area and attended school in Purcell until the age of 16 when his family moved to Oklahoma City. While living in Oklahoma City he worked for Wesley Hospital.
In 1950 he joined he United States Army and served two years during the Korean conflict. After the war he returned to Oklahoma City and resumed working for Wesley Hospital, now Presbyterian Hospital, as a surgical tech.
Mr. Skaggs married Paulyne Maggie Mandrell Aug. 17, 1961 in Poteau.
He worked in the lumber yard business for nearly 15 years and in 1984 moved to an acreage east of Lexington.
Mr. Skaggs attended Memorial Assembly of God Church in Purcell and when his health failed, rode with friends to Iron Chapel Freewill Baptist.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his stepfather, Joe Payne.
Survivors include his wife, Paulyne, of the home; one daughter, Peggy Jo Chadwick and her husband, Edward, of Blanchard; three grandchilden; two twin great-granddaughters; three brothers, Jim Skaggs and his wife, Martha, Allen Skaggs and his wife, Sue and Ronnie Skaggs and his wife, Barbara, all of Lexington and a sister, Norma Green and her husband, Ray, of Davis.
Pallbearers were Frank Strange, Ronald J. Skaggs, Larry Skaggs, Braun David Skaggs, Randy Madden, Ronnie Wells and Joey Kendall.
Honorary pallbearers were Carin Chadwick, Amy Jo Chadwick, Brandie Strange, Imma Strange, Amber Skaggs and Grace Strange.


Moncy R. Sisco Jr.


Funeral services for Moncy R. Sisco Jr., 80, of Norman were held Oct. 21, 2008 at First Baptist Church of Norman. Interment was at Hillside Cemetery in Purcell under the direction of Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell.
Mr. Sisco died Oct. 18, 2008 at his home.
He was born Dec. 18, 1927 in Etowah, Ark., the sixth of 13 children of Moncy Sisco Sr. and Lenora Jane (Brewer) Sisco. He spent his early childhood in Mississippi County, attending school in Keiser.
He was drafted into the United States Air Force and served his country during World War II. He served overseas in Japan before being honorably discharged.
After the war, he returned to Lepanto, Ark., to reunite with his childhood sweetheart, Wilma Pauline Hanley. They were married Sept. 14, 1947 in Lepanto. The couple reared five children. They made their home in Mississippi County and then Parkin, Ark., before moving to Moore in 1970.
Mr. Sisco worked for LeeWay Trucking Company and was twice recognized for a "million miles."
He transferred to Colorado in 1985 and remained there until retirement. He later returned to Norman in 1996.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Moncy Sisco III; four brothers, Brown, Grady, Glenn and Ray Sisco and three sisters, Louise Dixon, Ida Nell Jarrel and Lena Woods.
Survivors include his wife, Pauline, of the home; one son, David Dane Sisco and his wife, Deborah, of Siloam Springs, Ark.; three daughters, Billie Laney and her husband, James, of Richardson, Texas, Mary Jane Sparlin and her husband, David, of Purcell and Aimee Treece and her husband, Robert, of Piedmont; three brothers, Billy Sisco and his wife, Dorothy, of Fulton, Miss., Eddie Sisco of Batesville, Ark., and Dan Sisco and his wife, Claudia, of Pontotoc, Miss.; two sisters, Sally Grubbs of Pontotoc, Miss., and Grace Sharp of Lee's Summit, Mo.; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Pallbearers were Laramie Sisco, Cale Sisco, Ladd Sisco, Adam Sisco, Jake Laney, Evan Sparlin, Michael Adams and Bradley Prigmore. 

Dora Shea

Funeral services for Dora Shea, 73, of Lexington were held Dec. 13, 2008 at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church with the Rev. Michael Vaught officiating. Interment was at the Hillside Cemetery under the direction of Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell.
Mrs. Shea died Dec. 9, 2008 at Norman Regional Hospital.
She was born June 21, 1935 in Carnegie, the second of five children raised by Antonio Perkins and Nola Ethel (Nunn) Perkins. She spent her early childhood in Carnegie and later in Dibble where she began school. The Perkins family later moved to Bradley where she attended school through the ninth grade. She dropped out of school to take care of her ailing mother and younger siblings.
On Dec. 9, 1953 she married Daniel Patrick Shea. Together they reared three children, Rickey, Marilyn and Lisa. They traveled following work and lived in various states including Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana. They moved to Purcell in 1970 and eventually settled at their Lexington farm in 1971.
Mrs. Shea worked at the Queen's Fashions dress shop in Purcell for several years in addition to being a full-time homemaker.
She was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Purcell.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Jessie Perkins and Gerald Perkins.
Survivors include her husband, Dan, of the home; one son, Rickey Gene Shea and his wife, Sue, of Lexington; two daughters, Marilyn Troyano and Lisa McWhirter, both of Lexington; one sister, Gail Bryant and her husband, Vaughn, of Purcell; one brother, Odell Perkins of Purcell; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Michael McWhirter, William Troyano, Tony Perkins, Monnie Perkins, David Sharp, Bryant Martin, Craig Cheatwood and David Winkler.
Honorary pallbearers were Vaughn Bryant, Robert Shea Sr., Odell Perkins, Wylie Perkins and all nephews.

 W. N. (Bill) Russell


Funeral services: 1st Baptist Church, Lexington, Rev. Dale Kirkhuff officiating.

Parents: Tolley A. Russell and Lola Ann (Hill) Russell.

Education: Mitchell Hill Grade School, Rosedale; Rosedale High School, Class of 1934; BS Degree, ECU, Ada, and Masters Degree, OU, Norman.

Marriage: Lois Knight, Feb. 26, 1938.

Teaching career: 1940, grades 1-8, 1-room schoolhouse, Freeny, near Blanchard, OK.; Cole: 3 yrs.; Rosedale; Newcastle: high school principal and coach: 3 yrs.; Bridge Creek: superintendent, 8 yrs.;1957: Lexington, teacher and basketball coach, 19 yrs until retirement.

Military: June 1944 U.S. Navy, Leyta Gulf, Philippines.

He was a member of the Lexington First Baptist Church since 1958 where he taught Sunday school for many years.

Preceded in death by: his parents; his wife, Lois, Dec. 2002, and brothers, Edgar and Arthur Russell.

Survivors: son, Bill Russell, Purcell; daughter, Nelda Matthews and her husband, David L., Purcell; sister-in-law, Pearl Russell, Alex; 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers: Bill, Logan, Clayton and Jim Russell, David Matthews and Buddy Baker.

Honorary pallbearers: Jim Hunter, James Alexander, W. M. Neal, Jack Voyles, Cal Hobson, Jack Herron, Kenneth Russell, Blake Western and Willie Carl Russell.

Memorials: Lexington First Baptist Church Youth Ministries.

James T. Taylor

Funeral services for James T. Taylor, 62, of Norman will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005 at Wilson-Little Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Horace Martin and the Rev. Albert Boardingham officiating. Interment will be at Hillside Cemetery in Purcell under the direction of Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell.
Mr. Taylor died Nov. 27, 2005 at his residence.
He was born March 31, 1943 in Blanchard, the oldest of four children of Raymond Mosley and Juanita Green. He was reared in Purcell, graduating from Purcell High School in 1961.
Following graduation, Mr. Taylor enlisted in the United States Army where he served his country for two years. After he was discharged from the Army, he attended two years of college and for the past 20 years he had lived in Norman.
Mr. Taylor worked as a convenience store clerk for many years.
He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond; his grandmother, Melissa Green; one brother, Edward Mosley and one son, Rodrick Martin.
Survivors include his wife, Gwen Taylor, of the home; his mother, Juanita Cummings of Illinois; one son, Quincy Taylor of Texas; one daughter, Rhocelle Taylor of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Jan Dixon and Cynthia Bass, both of Illinois and seven grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy, Steve, Robert and Jerald Green, Ronald Luper and Oceida Martin.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Cheadle, Jimmy Hudson, Herman Cheadle, Earnest Taylor and his high school basketball team.


Gwendolyn "Martin" Taylor

Funeral services held Saturday, Sept. 22, 2007 at Wilson-Little Funeral Home Chapel, Purcell.

Born the sixth of 10 children of Ben and Obbie Dee (Walker) Martin, she was a graduate of Purcell High School, class of 1963. She was married to James Timothy Taylor, and they raised three children. Mrs. Taylor retired from Griffin Memorial Hospital in Norman where she worked in nursing for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James; her parents; son, Rod Martin; 4 brothers, Emmit, Ben Jr., Albert and Willie and one sister, Margie Jones.

Survivors include daughter, Rhocelle Taylor, Norman; son, Quincy Taylor, Norman; 5 brothers, Jeffrey and Melvin Martin, Purcell, O.C. Martin, Lawton, Horace Martin, Aurora, CO, Tony Martin, Slidell, La., and 5 grandchildren.

Kenneth Ray Tefertiller

GAINESVILLE, FL - KENNETH RAY TEFERTILLER, 77, passed away Tuesday, November 13, 2007. He was born in Noble, Oklahoma on May 2, 1930. He attended Oklahoma State University on a track scholarship and graduated with a B.S. degree in Agricultural Sciences and an M.S. degree in Agricultural Economics with a minor in Statistics. In 1959 he graduated from the University of Illinois with a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics and a minor in Economics.

He served in the US Army as an officer on active duty 1952-1954. He remained in the Army Reserves until 1967 at which time he received an honorable discharge at the rank of Major.

Dr. Tefertiller served as Assistant and Associated Professor and Chairman of the Production Economics Section Department of Agricultural Economics and Sociology, Texas A&M University 1959-1965. He was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Florida 1965-1973. He was Director of the Center for Community and Rural Development at the University of Florida 1972-1973. He was selected in 1973 for the office of Vice President for Agricultural Affairs, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida 1973-1988. He also served as Director of the Florida Cooperative Extension Service and as the Director of Florida Agricultural Experiment Stations, IFAS, 1976-1988. He returned to the Department of Food and Resource Economics in 1988 until his retirement in 2000. He was awarded the title of Vice President Emeritus, IFAS, University of Florida, 2000-present.

Dr. Tefertiller was very active in numerous committees at the University of Florida. He served on many Regional, National, and International appointments and assignments as well as professional association organizations. His honorary and professional societies include induction into Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame, University of Florida Presidential Medallion, American Agricultural Economics Association, International Association of Agricultural Economics, Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists, Phi Kappa Phi, Gamma Sigma Delta, Alpha Zeta and many others. He was author and co-author of many professional publications.

Dr. Tefertiller was an active participant in many community activities helping to establish the Community Economic Outreach, President of Rotary, Official for the University of Florida Track and Field Days, and Bank Director were a few of his special interests.

His love for agriculture was exhibited by his thirty years of breeding and raising cattle and serving as President of the State and National Senepol Cattle Association.

Dr. Tefertiller served as an Elder at the University City Church of Christ for 21 years.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Waynell Tefertiller of Gainesville, Florida, children, Steven Tefertiller of Flower Mound, Texas, Nancy Young of Southlake, Texas, and David Tefertiller of Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Grandchildren, Laila, Shannon, Peyton Tefertiller, and Kyle and Tate Young, Two sisters, Velma Perdue and Elsie Yager, three brothers Ed, Bob and Homer Tefertiller, also many nieces and nephews. He was well loved and highly respected by family and friends. He left wonderful memories for all who loved him.

Visitation will be held Friday, November 16, 2007 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at Milam Funeral Home, 311 S. Main Street, Gainesville, Florida. Services will be held Saturday, November 17, 2007 at 6:00 PM at the University City Church of Christ, 4626 NW 8th Avenue, Gainesville, Florida.

Interment will be held in Purcell, Oklahoma. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to one of the following: The University City Church of Christ, 4626 NW 8th Avenue Gainesville, FL, Tefertiller Endowment, IFAS, at the University of Florida or to your favorite charity in his honor.

Arrangements are under the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, 311 S. Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601 (352) 376-5361.
Published in the Gainesville Sun from 11/15/2007 - 11/17/2007.

James Edward VanHooser

James Edward VanHooser of Moore born to J.P. and Opal VanHooser on February 7, 1942 in Fannin County, Texas passed away September 12, 2006 in Oklahoma City. He graduated from Bonham High School in 1960 and worked in that area until he joined the Air Force and proudly served his country in the Vietnam War. After completing his duty in the United States Air Force, James went to work for Honeywell Security Alarm Systems in Oklahoma City and worked there for over 30 years. He lived in the Midwest City/Del City area for a number of years and he recently moved to the Moore area. James was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and dear to many friends. He is survived by his wife Bobbie VanHooser, and children Billie and Jennifer, three grandsons Darrin Wayne Monday, Dylan Tyler Monday, and Caleb Riley Wauqua, granddaughter Nicole Kelley Clark, brother Ronald G. VanHooser and wife Carolyn of Dodd City, Texas, 2 sisters Ruth Taylor and husband Joe of Denison, TX and Pauline Crown of Odessa, TX, and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Opal and J.P. VanHooser, brother Andrew and sisters Joyce Barmore and Ellen Brietweg. Services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday September 14, 2006 at the John M. Ireland Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Hillside Cemetery in Purcell. Services are under the direction of the John M. Ireland Funeral Home.
Published in The Oklahoman on 9/13/2006.

Gloria Jean Williams

Funeral services for Mrs. Williams, 73, of Norman, were held Aug. 26, 2003 at 10 a.m. at Wilson-Little Funeral Home Chapel in Purcell with the Rev. David Poteet officiating. Mrs. Williams died Aug. 22, 2003 at Norman Regional Hospital.

Born the oldest of two children of George W. T. and Catherine Camp Trudgeon, she was reared in the Wayne and Purcell area, graduating from Purcell High School in 1948 and attending the University of Oklahoma where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority.

In 1951 she married David S. Williams, of Purcell, and during their nearly 53 years of marriage they lived in various states including Petersburg,VA., Denver, Albuquerque, San Jose and Saratoga, CA, as their business and professional careers took them all over the world.

Mrs. Williams was a member of the Norman Genealogical Society and the BridgeView United Methodist Church.

Preceded in death by her parents, brother, George W. Trudgeon Jr., survivors include her husband, David, of the home in Norman; daughters, Mellanie Blockie and her husband, Bill, of San Jose, CA, and Kimberly Williams, OKC; sons, Randy Williams and his wife, Dena, of Escondido, CA, and Gary Williams and his wife, Sue, of McClain Co; 7 grandchildren and sister-in-law, Marjorie Wagner and her husband, Ken, of San Gabriel, CA.

Pallbearers: Dr. Rick McCurdy, Tom McCurdy, Richard Gray, Dr. Bill Blanchard, Randy Williams and Bill Trudgeon.
Honorary pallbearers:e Gary Williams, Shelby and Christopher Williams, Don Sherman and Maxwell McCurdy.
Memorials: BridgeView United Methodist Church building fund, Norman.

Catherine Jean Sublett

 June 27, 2006
The Norman Transcript

Catherine Jean Sublett, 75, of Norman died Saturday, June 24, in Norman. Services will be 10 a.m. today at Havenbrook Funeral Home with the Rev. Bruce Ingram officiating. Burial will follow at Blackburn Cemetery. Havenbrook Funeral Home is handling arrangements.


Barbara Susan Standridge

Barbara Susan Standridge, 69, was born April 30, 1938 to Odus and Imagene Hill in Porum, OK. She passed away October 16, 2007 at her home in Del City.

She worked for Marathon Oil Company for 25 years. Barbara enjoyed fishing and skiing. She loved riding motorcycles with her family, and was an avid reader, but most of all, loved her family.

Barbara is survived by Darrell Standridge, Sr., of the home, Del City, OK; 3 kids, Susan Standridge, Stacy Standridge and Darrell Standridge, Jr, and wife Gina; 6 grandchildren, Ryan A. Brown, Tyler Hicks, and wife, Jennifer, Ciara Hicks, Kristen Smith, Dillon Standridge and Cody Standridge; 2 great-grandchildren, Jaxon Godwin and Tripp Hicks; and also many brothers, sisters, family and friends.

The family would like to express a special thanks to Betty and Harold Standridge, and Muriel Dean Hill, for all their love and support.

Funeral service for Barbara will be held at 10 am, on Friday, October 19, 2007, at Candlewood Chapel, under the direction of Ford Funeral Service. Burial will follow at Blackburn Cemetery in Norman.



Otis Daniel Slawson, Sr.

 Otis Daniel Slawson, Sr. 61, of Edmond, Oklahoma, left this world Thursday, May 11, 2006, in Edmond, Oklahoma. Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, May 15, 2006, at Blackburn Cemetery, 84th and Franklin Road, Norman. Services are under the direction of Havenbrook
Funeral Home of Norman, Oklahoma.

Otis was born May 3, 1945, in Oklahoma City to Turner (Doc) Seymour Slawson, Sr. and Maude Amanda Tracey Slawson. Otis was a Tree Trimmer by trade who taught many others the skills of working for yourself. They will carry
on his legacy and he will be sorely missed.

Otis was preceded in death by his parents, Turner (Doc) and Maude Slawson, Sr., Turner Slawson, Jr., and Maggie Richmond. Survivors include his many many friends and family including Gloria Thurlow, mother of his four
children, Verna Tracey, Patricia Bass, Otis Slawson II and Leah Seymour and his fourteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Siblings, Vivian Jones, Hershel Slawson, George Slawson, Lucky Slawson, Bonnie Williams, Tiny
Hickman and Talena Miller.
Havenbrook Funeral Home 



Albert Athern Sanders


Albert Athern Sanders, 67, of Norman, died April 15, 2009 in Norman. Born on March 4, 1942 in Henryetta, OK to Silas and Pearl Sanders.

He was a retired OKC Firefighter and enjoyed raising chickens, gardening, knife making and spending time with his grandchildren.

Albert was preceded in death by his parents, 7 brothers, 1 sister.

He is survived by his wife, Vickie of the home daughters, Samantha, Jennifer and Elizabeth sons, Joe, Bill, Scott and Todd and many grandchildren & great-grandchildren sisters, Gladys, Dorothy & Peggy and one brother, Roy.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, April 20, 2009 @ 2:00 PM at the Funeral Home Chapel with interment following at Blackburn Cemetery.

Published in The Oklahoman on 4/19/2009 

Robert T. Taylor

SMITH’S GROVE, Ky., Sept. 9. – News of the death of Elder Robert T. Taylor at his home in Norman, Okla., has been received here. He formerly lived at Oakland, this county, and was well known throughout this community. He went to Oklahoma two years ago. He was about eighty years old and leaves two daughters.

Lexington Herald (Kentucky) 10 Sept. 1904; transcribed by FoFG MZ 

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