Craig County, Oklahoma
Obituaries and Death Notices 2

August 18, 1975
Amos Lalicker
Amos Monroe Lalicker, 76, Rt. 2, Chetopa, Kan., northeast of Welch, passed away at 4:30 a.m. Saturday in a Miami hospital after a two-day illness.He was born Dec. 14, 1898 in Lincoln County, I.T., and came with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel F. Lalicker, to Mound Valley, Kan., when he was three years old. In 1916, he moved to Craig County and had lived here most of his life. He married Melva Cordelia Martin on Aug. 6, 1921, in Vinita and was employed at the Banta Construction Co., Enid. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Melva Lalicker, of the home; two sons, Gerald M. Lalicker, Rt. 2, Chetopa, and Kenneth Lalicker, Enid; two brothers, William L. Lalicker, Medicine Lodge, Kan., and Everett M. Lalicker, Bend, Ore.; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild and four step-grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Thomas Funeral Home Chapel, Welch, with Rev. Lloyd Carder officiating. Interment will be in Welch Cemetery.
[Vinita Daily Journal, transcribed by Eddene (Hightower) Thompson]



August 25, 1975
BILL DUNLAP
Bill Dunlap, 69, longtime Vinita businessman, died suddenly at his home, 269 N. Brewer St., at 10;30 am today. He had been a barber here over 46 years. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Marie Dunlap, of the home. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced later by the Luginbuel Funeral Service of Vinita.
[Vinita Daily Journal, transcribed by Eddene (Hightower) Thompson]


August 25,1975
OWEN HUDSON
Owen Robert Hudson, retired postmaster at Bluejacket, passed away at 2:30 pm Saturday in a local hospital. He was 66 years old and had been in poor health for four years. Born Nov. 17, 1908 near Bluejacket, he had lived in the area most of his life. He was married to Agnes Davis May 18, 1934 in Columbus, Kan. Hudson was postmaster at Bluejacket for 34 years and taught school for eight years in the surrounding area. He attended Assembly of God Church. He was Past Worshipful Master of the Welch Masonic Lodge No. 263 AF and AM and belonged to the Tulsa Consistory. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Agnes Hudson of the home; a daughter, Mrs. Geneva Lea Andersen, 2719 E. 15th Pl., Tulsa; a brother, O. Lon Hudson, Miami, and one grandson, Greg Andersen, Tulsa. Services will be held at 2:30 pm Tuesday in the old Bluejacket School gymnasium with Rev. Gifford Clothier officiating. Burial will be in Bluejacket Cemetery under the direction of Thomas Funeral Home of Welch. The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 9 pm today at the Thomas Funeral Home Chapel.
[Vinita Daily Journal, transcribed by Eddene (Hightower) Thompson]


September 4, 1975
STEVEN ALLEN
Steven Loy Allen, 20-year-old former Vinitan, died Tuesday will on active duty with the U.S. Army at Fort Bliss, Tex. He was born April 9, 1955 in Wichita, Kan., and had served with the army since June, 1973. His father, Raymond Allen, founded the Freewill Baptist Church of Vinita in 1963 and remained here until 1972. The father had also owned and operated Allen’s TV Service. Survivors include the parents, Raymond and Florence Allen, of the family home at Rt. 3, Ada (Ok); four sisters, Katy Smith, Sand Springs; and Brenda Allen, Rebecca Allen and Renee Allen, all of the home, and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Foreman, Copan. Services will be conducted at 2 pm in the Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in Oaks Cemetery under the direction of the Luginbuel Funeral Service of Vinita. Friends are donating to a memorial building fund for the Center Freewill Baptist Church at Ada.
[Vinita Daily Journal, transcribed by Eddene (Hightower) Thompson]


September 4, 1975
ROSE MILLER
Rose Lee Miller, 84, Banks, Ore., passed away Tuesday in Banks. Born Aug. 15, 1891, she had lived in Vinita all her life until about 1956. Her husband, Razzie Miller and three sons, Dan Miller, Elmer Miller and Fred Miller all preceded her in death. Surviving are two daughters, Lillie Payne, Carnation, Wash., and Edna Woolman, Banks, Ore.; a son, Edgar Miller, Banks, Ore.; a sister, Lucy Woolman, Vinita; two brothers, Babe Echols and Marshall Echols, both living in California; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 pm Saturday in Forest Grove Memorial Chapel in Forest Grove, Ore.
[Vinita Daily Journal, transcribed by Eddene (Hightower) Thompson]


September 5, 1975
RICHARD LEWIS HUMPHREY
MURDER CHARGE PENDING AGAINST BOY’S STEPFATHER
(Note: Death of Richard Lewis Humphrey) Charges of second degree murder were to be filed later today against Grover Fugate, Rt. 1,Welch, in connection with the gunshot death of his stepson, 17-year-old Richard Lewis Humphrey, Assistant District Attorney Larry Stuart said today. The youth’s mother, Edna Mae Fugate, will be charged as an accessory after the fact, he stated. They were to appear before District Judge William J. Whistler or Associate District Judge James Pendergrass for arraignment and the setting of bond, according to Stuart. Humphrey, a senior at Welch High School, was apparently shot at his home early Thursday. Craig County Sheriff Jess Walker was called to the home about 1:30 am. Others who went there for the investigation were Deputy Sheriff John Brewer, Stuart and Dr. C.A. Benton, Craig County coroner. Funeral services for Humphrey will be held at 2 pm Sunday in the Welch school gymnasium. Minister Ken Bryant will officiate and interment will be in Welch Cemetery under the direction of Thomas Funeral Home. The body will lie in state at his home from 10 am Saturday until 11 am Sunday.
[Vinita Daily Journal, transcribed by Eddene (Hightower) Thompson]


September 11, 1975
QUISTA BOYCE
Quista Michell Boyce, infant daughter of Mr and Mrs Lonnie Boyce, Vinita, passed away Wednesday at a local hospital. Survivors in addition to the parents are maternal grandparents Mr and Mrs Doyle Inman, paternal grandparents Mr and Mrs Ike Boyce and maternal great-grandparents Mr and Mrs John Leforce, all of Vinita. Graveside services will be held at 10 am Friday in Fairview Cemetery with Rev. Joe Carson officiating. The Luginbuel Funeral Service of Vinita is in charge of arrangements.
[Vinita Daily Journal, transcribed by Eddene (Hightower) Thompson]


October 7, 1975
Rosa Dupree
Rosa W. Dupree, 81, 570 N. Smith St., died Monday afternoon in a local hospital after a week's illness. She had been in ill health the past few months. She was the widow of Wright Dupree who died Oct. 9, 1964. Mrs. Dupree was born Jan. 12, 1894 near Pryor, I.T., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. I. J. Wright. The family lived for a time in Siloam Springs, Ark., and moved to Centralia about 1907. She began teaching at the age of 16, in the old Scott community which later became Bunker Hill. She also taught at Centralia, Banner, Dupree, Shanahan, and Couch schools. During World War II she taught in the Wayside and Cobb Districts. She was a past president of the Craig County Home Demonstration (now Extension Homemakers) Council and of the Woman's Missionary Union of First Baptist Church. In 1959, she and Mr. Dupree helped organize the Dupree Baptist Church, and she remained active in the church until her final illness. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Frances Frost, Mrs. Emma Rose Moore, and Mrs. Mary Jo Jones, all of Vinita; one brother, Clegg I. Wright, Independence, Kans., and three sisters, Mrs. Grace Horrell, Louisville, Ky.; Mrs. Cora Connor, Riverside, Calif., and Mrs. Mabell Burnett, Tulsa, and eight grandchildren. Her son, Louis W. Dupree, died in 1943 while serving in the army in El Paso, Tex. Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the First Baptist Church. Rev. Clifford Stevens, pastor of the Dupree church, will officiate, assisted by Rev. Charles McBee, First Baptist pastor. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery under direction of the Burckhalter Funeral Home.
[Vinita Daily Journal, transcribed by Eddene (Hightower) Thompson]


1976
September 21, 1976
JOHNIE WALKER
Funeral services for Johnie Edward Walker, 74-year-old Miami resident who died Monday, will be held at 2 pm Thursday in the United Methodist Church, Welch. Rev. Jay Bebee and Rev. Claude Blackford will officiate. Burial will be in the Welch Cemetery under the direction of the Thomas and Sons Funeral Home, Welch. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.
[Vinita Daily Journal, transcribed by Eddene (Hightower) Thompson]


November 2, 1976
Hattie Riley
Mrs. Hattie Delilah Riley, 65-year-old Welch resident, died shortly after arrival at a Miami hospital. She had been ill two weeks. Mrs. Riley was born Dec. 17, 1910 in Talala. She lived in Welch for 41 years. Mrs. Riley married Earnest Riley on March 27, 1936 in Vinita. She and her husband lived on a farm until 11 years ago when they moved to Welch. She was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church, south of Edna, Kan. Survivors include her husband, Ernest Riley, of the home in Welch; three sons, Archie Riley and Marvin Riley, both of Edna, Kan., and Willard Riley, Welch; one daughter, Mrs. Norman Foster, Rt. 2, Coffeyville, Kan.; one brother, John Hubbard, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Haecker, Lindsey, Calif., and Mrs. Eliza Vaulk, California and nine grandchildren. Funeral services are pending and will be announced later by the Thomas Funeral Home, Welch.
[Vinita Daily Journal, transcribed by Eddene (Hightower) Thompson]


December 16, 1976
Mary Adair
Mary L. Adair, 78-year-old Vinita resident, died early today in a local hospital.Mrs. Adair was born Sept. 12, 1898 in Banner, Miss., and came to Vinita from Pomona, Calif. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Bedford Adair, on Feb. 16, 1974. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. J. M. Manning, Vinita and Mrs. Lillit Powell, Siloam Springs, Ark., and three brothers, John Hipp, Calhoun City, Miss., Mallom Hipp, Siloam Springs, and Edwin Hipp, Memphis, Tenn. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Luginbuel Funeral Chapel with Rev. Joe Carson officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, under the direction of the Luginbuel Funeral Service, Vinita.
[Vinita Daily Journal, transcribed by Eddene (Hightower) Thompson]


April 9, 1977
Kenneth HOWARD
Kenneth “Harold” Howard, 54-year-old Ketchum area resident, died Saturday in a local hospital. Born Nov. 15, 1924, west of Ketchum, Howard was a farmer and member of the Craig County Baptist Church. He moved to Vinita in March 1978 and had formerly lived in California and Colorado. He was preceded in death by his son, Kenneth Harold Howard, Jr., in 1961, and by one brother, Noble C. Howard in 1978. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Beverly J. Howard, of the home on Rt. 2, Vinita; six daughters, Peggy Jones, Las Vegas, Nev., Mrs. Dianna Rosenberg and Margaret Howard, both of Lafayette, Colo., Mrs. Kathleen Behnke, Hygiene, Colo., and Mrs. Linda Timmons and Mrs. Patricia Butz, both of Denver, Colo.; one brother, Wendell Howard, Afton; five sisters, Mrs. Maxine Scroggins, Las Vegas, Nev., Mrs. Margaret Catlin, San Antonio, Texas, Mrs. Bette Davis, Catoosa, Mrs. Jacquelyn Grubbs, Tulsa, and Mrs. Donna Lipe, Jenks and four grandchildren. Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Luginbuel Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Claude Strong, pastor of the Craig County Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Ketchum Cemetery under the direction of the Luginbuel Funeral Home, Vinita. Howard will lie in state until 1:45 p.m. Tuesday in the Luginbuel Funeral Home.
[Vinita Daily Journal, transcribed by Eddene (Hightower) Thompson]


May 15, 1979
James Apperson
James Andrew “Andy” Apperson, 12-year-old Edna, Kan., youth, was killed Sunday in a car accident. Born Nov. 15, 1966 in Coffeyville, Kan., James was a sixth grade student at Edna Elementary School. He was an active member of the Leib 4-H Club, in addition to baseball, basketall and wrestling. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James R. Apperson, one brother, Charles Eric, and one sister, Deborah Denise, all of the home in Edna, Kan., and grandparents Boyd Apperson, Welch, and Mrs. Olive Spurgeon, Oswego, Kan. Services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the United Methodist Church, Edna, Kan., with the Revs. Ken Rogers and Don Williams officiating. Interment will be in Lake Creek Cemetery near Bartlett, Kan. Friends may contribute to a memorial fund at the First State Bank, Edna, Kan.
[Vinita Daily Journal, transcribed by Eddene (Hightower) Thompson]


September 20, 1979
William Curnutte, Prominent business leader dies
William E. “Bill” Curnutte, prominent Vinita businessman, was stricken suddenly and died of an apparent massive heart attack at his home around 11:30 Wednesday night. Curnutte, who was president of C&L Supply Company, had been in business here since January 1946. Besides activities in local organizations, he was also a member of the National Distributor Council for both the Boise Cascade Cabinet division and Modern Maid appliances. Born July 12, 1921, at Picher, Curnutte served in the U.S. Army in World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Vinita Masonic Lodge No. 5 and was extremely active in Masonic work. Curnutte was also a member of the Tulsa Scottish Rite Consistory and the Tulsa Akdar Temple Shrine, plus being current president of the Craig County Shrine Club. One of his latest projects for the Shrine Club was to help organize and name the “Scamps” a parade unit composed of local Shriners. Curnutte was also a member of the Vinita Lions Club and the First Baptist Church of Vinita. Survivors include his wife, Genevieve, of the home at 115 Jenny Lane; one son, Mark Curnutte, Tulsa; two daughters, Mrs. Kathy Kidd, Vinita, and Mrs. Marcia Vinyard, Tulsa, and six grandchildren. Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Ron Hunt, pastor of the First Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of the Luginbuel Funeral Service.
[Vinita Daily Journal, transcribed by Eddene (Hightower) Thompson]


1980
Ernest Clarence Riley
Ernest Clarence Riley, 79-year-old Welch resident, died Thursday morning at his home. He wasa born Jan. 13, 1901, near Welch, I.T. Riley was married to Hattie Deliah Hubbard on March 28, 1936 in Vinita. She preceded him in death on Nov. 1, 1976. He and his wife lived on a farm northwest of Welch until his retirement in 1965 when they moved into Welch. Riley was a farmer and stockman and belonged to the Bethel Baptists Church, South Edna, Kan.
Survivors include three sons, Archie W. Riley and Marvin D. Riley, both of Edna, Kan., and Willard Riley, Welch; one daughter, Mrs. Norma F. Foster, Coffeyville, Kan.; one brother, Roy Riley, rural Vinita; one sister, Mrs. Gracie Harrah, Lemorre, Calif., and 10 grandchildren. Services are pending and will be announced later by the Thomas Funeral Home, Welch.
[Vinita Daily Journal, transcribed by Eddene (Hightower) Thompson]

1980
E. Riley
Services for Ernest Clarence Riley, 79-year-old Welch resident who died Thursday were held at 2 p.m. today at the Thomas Funeral Home in Welch.
The Rev. Harold Neal officiated and interment was in Walker Cemetery, west of Welch. Arrangements were by the Thomas Funeral Home, Welch.
[Vinita Daily Journal, transcribed by Eddene (Hightower) Thompson]


1980
Mrs. Goldie Adams
Mrs. Goldie Adams, 69-year-old Vinitan, died early today in a Tulsa hospital after a long illness. She was born Oct. 18, 1910 at Ketchum. She was a member of the North Side Church of Christ in Vinita. Her husband, Luther Adams, preceded her in death Aug. 7, 1978. Survivors include one brother, Floyd Land, Vinita; one step-son, Marvin Adams, San Antonio, Texas, and numerous nieces and nephews. Services are set for Monday at 11 a.m. in the Luginbuel Funeral Home Chapel with Joe Denney, pastor of the North Side Church of Christ, officiating. Interment will be at Ketchum Cemetery with arrangements directed by Luginbuel Funeral Service, Vinita.
[Vinita Daily Journal, transcribed by Eddene (Hightower) Thompson]


1980
WALKER
George A. Walker, former Vinitan, died March 12 in Richland Hills, Texas. He graduated from Vinita High School in 1943. Survivors include his wife, Janet Walker, two daughters, Anna Walker and Nancy Walker, and one son, Paul Walker, all of the home in Richland Hills, Texas, and two sisters, Mable Walker, Chickasha and Mrs. Jane Spahn, Grand Isle, Neb. Services were held March 14 in Richland, Texas.
[Vinita Daily Journal, transcribed by Eddene (Hightower) Thompson]


February 8, 1980
L. Asbury
Laura Waynel Asbury, 10, Waco, Texas, was killed in a car accident Jan. 19 near Clifton, Texas. Miss Asbury was born May 27, 1969. Survivors include her father, Larry Asbury, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Asbury, all of Vinita. Services were held Jan. 21 in Clifton, Texas.
[Vinita Daily Journal, transcribed by Eddene (Hightower) Thompson]


abt February 26, 1980
H. (Hazel) WALKER
Mrs. Hazel Marie Walker, 67, Rt. 1, Welch, died Sunday afernoon in St. Francis Hospital, Tulsa, following a short illness. She was born Nov. 1, 1912, at Hepler, Kan., and had lived near Welch since 1930. Mrs. Walker was married to James Leister Walker on April 12, 1930 at Welch. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star No. 153, both in Welch. Survivors include her husband, James Leister Walker, of the home; two sons, James A. Walker, Arlington, Texas and Vernie Ray Walker, Miami; three step-sons, Irvin E. Walker, Rt. 1, Welch, Earnie F. Walker, Welch, and Jess O. Walker, Vinita; one brother, Leslie Buck, Bakersfield, Calif., 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 pm Wednesday in the United Methodist Church, Welch, with the Revs. Bill Privitt and Harold Neal officiating. Interment will be in Welch Cemetery under the direction of the Thomas Funeral Home, Welch.
[Vinita Daily Journal, transcribed by Eddene (Hightower) Thompson]


March 8, 1980
Mrs. Adams
Mrs. Edith Adams, 100-year-old Vinitan, died Tuesday afternoon at her home. She was born Feb. 23, 1880 at Grand River, I.T. Mrs. Adams came to Vinita in 1898. Survivors include three sons, Fred Adams, Wichita, Kan., Raymond Adams, Vinita, and Andrew Adams, Tucson, Ariz.; four daughters, Almeta Adams, Mrs. Lois Ryan and Mrs. Jessie Smith, all of Vinita, and Mrs. Ida Hodo, Tulsa; three sisters, Mrs. Emily George, Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Juanita Johnson, Des Moines, Iowa, and Mrs. Nancy Hickle, Muskogee; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and two nieces, Flossie Cole and Velma Allen, both of Buffalo, N.Y. Services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Luginbuel Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of the Luginbuel Funeral Home, Vinita.
[Vinita Daily Journal, transcribed by Eddene (Hightower) Thompson]


March 31, 1980
Mrs. Hood
Mrs. Nadine Hood, 63-year-old Vinita resident, died Saturday in a Tulsa hospital. She was born nov. 9, 1916 in Vinita and was a member of the First Christian Church. Mrs. Hood had worked in the insurance department at Craig General Hospital for many years and had been living in Tulsa since July.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Betty Meister, Tulsa, and Mrs. Sue Eby, Republic, Mo.; one son, David Hood, St. Charles, Mo.; her mother, Mrs. Vada Lay, Vinita; two sisters, Mrs. Ernestine Bivens, Claremore and Mrs. Elizabeth York, Houston, Texas; two brothers, Clyde Jones, Fort Smith, Ark., and Bob Jones, Tampa, Fla.; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Luginbuel Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Clarence Newby, pastor of the First Christian Church, officiating.
[Vinita Daily Journal, transcribed by Eddene (Hightower) Thompson]


February 11, 1982
Harry G. Curnutte
Harry G. Curnutte, 79-year-old Vinita resident, died early today in a Vinita nursing home. He was born April 28, 1902 at St. Clair City, Mo., and had been employed as a carpenter. Survivors include his widow, Gladys Curnutte, Vinita; one son, Vernon Lee Curnutte, Bluejacket; one brother Oscar Curnutte, Tulsa, and seven grandchildren. Graveside services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in Welch Cemetery with the Rev. Ray C. Newman officiating. Arrangements are by the Luginbuel Funeral Home, Vinita.
[Vinita Daily Journal, transcribed by Eddene (Hightower) Thompson]


1983
George C. Gray
George C. Gray, long-time Vinita resident, died Saturday at a local hospital following a long illness. He was born Aug. 1, 1892, and was a native of Boone County, Ark. Gray had been a resident of the Vinita area since 1926. Gray was a retired farmer and carpenter and a member of the Dupree Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Bertha, of the home at 239 1/2 N. Scraper; a daughter, Madge Bennett, Buffalo, Mo.; his sons, Roy Gray, Downey, Calif., and Ross, Vinita; a half-brother, Houston Gray, Napa, Idaho; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three daughters. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Burckhalter Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Clifford Stevens officiating. Interment will be in Timpson Chapel Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Burckhalter Funeral Home.
[Vinita Daily Journal, transcribed by Eddene (Hightower) Thompson]


December 2, 1983
MRS. HORTON
Violet Margaret Horton, 79-year-old former Bluejacket resident, died Thursday morning in a local hospital following a brief illness. She was born Sept. 9, 1904 in Bluejacket, I.T. to Charles and Pearl Toles Walker. She was married to Benjamin Franklin Horton on June 6, 1925 in Vinita. He preceded her in death on May 16, 1982. Mrs. Horton had lived in Bluejacket area most of her life and previously resided in California for 15 years, had lived for the past several years in a local nursing home. She was a housewife and a member of the Church of Christ at Four Corners. Survivors include her sisters, Mrs. Leona Davis, Tulsa; Mrs. Grace Taylor, Bartlesville; and Mrs. Glenora Sherrick, Sullivan, Mo.; and brothers, Clyde Walker, Claremore; and Kenneth Walker, Stratford. Services will be held at 11 am Saturday at the Church of Christ at Four Corners with Roy Miller officiating. Interment will be in Bluejacket Cemetery under the direction of the Thomas Funeral Home, Welch.
[Vinita Daily Journal, transcribed by Eddene (Hightower) Thompson]


December 1985
Pearl F. PHILLIPS
Mrs. Pearl F. Phillips, 62-year-old Vinitan, died Wednesday night in a local hospital following a long illness. She was born Jan. 26, 1923 at Kansas City, Kan. Survivors include her husband, Marvin Philliips of the home at 502 1/2 N. Wilson St; son, Jim Phillips, Ketchum; daughter, Carolyn Hall, Owasso; brothers, Harold L. Huffman, Vinita and Everett R. Huffman, Moore; sisters, Juanita Lathrop, Claremore and Irene Daugherty, Vinita' grandsons, Mike and Marty Hall, Owasso and Eddie Ray and Willie Phillips, Ketchum, and granddaughter, Teresa MacDonald, Anchorage, Alaska. Services will be held at 1 pm Friday in the Luginbuel Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Will Busch officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Luginbuel Funeral Service, Vinita.
[Vinita Daily Journal, transcribed by Eddene (Hightower) Thompson]


abt 1986
Dick WALKER
Dick Walker, 78, Vinita, died Tuesday in Craig General Hospital. He was born on Jan. 26, 1908, at Eucha and attended the Cleora schools. Walker was employed in clearing the basin for the Grand River Dam and was then employed by the REC Electric Co-op, retiring in 1973 after 35 years service as assistant general manager. He was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church, Vinita. Survivors include his wife, Virgie Walker of the home in Vinita; one daughter, Mrs. Romella Stepp, Dallas, Tex.; three brothers, Carol Walker and Perry Walker, both of California; and Joe Walker, Wyoming; one grandson, Stephen Stepp and one great-grandson, Justin Clay Stepp, both of Mesquite, Tex. Services for Walker will be held at 10:30 am Thursday, in the Trinity Baptist Church, with the Rev. Will Busch officiating. Burial will follow in the McLaughlin Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Luginbuel Funeral Service of Vinita.
[Vinita Daily Journal, transcribed by Eddene (Hightower) Thompson]


January 3, 1986
Laura Joann WILSON
Mrs. Laura Joann Haskins Wilson died Dec. 28 at Halstead Hosital in Halstead, KA. She was born on Dec. 26, 1901 at Meno, IT, the daughter of Will and Lillie Haskins. She was married to Fred Wilson on March 30, 1924. He preceded her in death. In 1960, Mrs. Wilson moved to Vinita to be close to her sister Blanche Gregory. She worked as a salesclerk retiring at age 64. She is survived by one son Monte Wilson, Colwich, KA, one sister, Blanche Gregory, Locust Grove, two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held Monday at the Highland Cemetery in Medicine Lodge, KA with Dr. Rick Frisbie officiating.
[Vinita Daily Journal, transcribed by Eddene (Hightower) Thompson]


February 28, 1986
Blanche GREGORY
Blanche Gregory, 89-year-old long-time Vinitan, died Thursday at Locust Grove. She was a member of the Pilgrim PresbyterianChurch and the widow of Bert Gregory. Services are pending and will be announced by the Burckhalter Funeral Home, Vinita.


April 30, 1986=Wednesday,
Lennie May ELLIS
Lennie May Ellis, 80, 425 Eleventh St. NE, Miami, died Tuesday at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo., following an extended illness. Mrs. Ellis was a longtime resident of Craig County before moving to Miami in 1973. She was born Dec. 26, 1906 near Grove, the daughter of Garfield and Lizzie (Ekberg) Parkison. Mrs. Ellis worked at Eastern State Hospital for many years. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church, Miami. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Ellis who died April 15, 1967. Survivors include three sons, Burward Ellis, Commerce; Milburn L. Ellis, Madison, Ohio; and Louis Ellis, McCune, Kans.; two daughters, Orletha Gray, Loveland, Col.; and Barbara Praytor, Miami. Other survivors include three sisters, Leota Richardson, Owasso; Helen Sharpton and Becky Trimbel, both of Tulsa; 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Immanuel Baptist Church, Miami, with church pastor Rev. Paul Simpson officiating. Burial will be in Martin Cemetery, Centralia, under the direction of Jim Thomas & Son Funeral Home, Miami. The family will be at the Eleventh Street NE address in Miami.
[Vinita Daily Journal, transcribed by Eddene (Hightower) Thompson]


May 29, 1986 (page 144)
Lois Edie Mae RILEY
Lois Edie Mae Riley, 58, Chelsea, died Tuesday at the St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. She was born Apr. 7, 1928 in Craig County to Hooley and Daisy (Ross) Downing. Survivors of Riley include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hooley Downing, Chelsea; four brothers, Hooley Downing, Jr., Vinita; Arthur Downing, Chelsea; Grady Downing, Oklahoma City; and Hershell Downing, Nowata. Riley also has five surviving sisters: Clara Banks, Vinita; Mary Bailey, Nancy Downing and Rosetta Bowlin, all of Chelsea; and Luella Russel, Warchester, Mass. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday in the Seaman-Blanke Funeral Chapel in Chelsea. Burial will be in the Shday Grove Cemetery, Chelsea, under the direction of the Seaman-Blanke Funeral Service of Chelsea.
[Vinita Daily Journal, transcribed by Eddene (Hightower) Thompson]


June 23, 1986
Lula Mae WALKER
Lula Mae Walker, 65, Vinita, died Monday morning at her home. She was born on Sept. 21, 1920 and was a housewife. Survivors include one son, Billy Walker, Vinita; three daughters, Tracy Walker, Vinita; Linda Robertson, Grandview, Mo.; and Kathy Jackman; five brothers, Jim Mann and Robert Mann, both of Vinita; Joel Mann, Oklahoma City; Jack Mann, Joplin, Mo; and Richard Mann, Kalamazoo, Mich.; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lionel Walker. Services for Walker are pending and will be announced later by the Luginbuel Funeral Service.
[Vinita Daily Journal, transcribed by Eddene (Hightower) Thompson]

June 24, 1986
WALKER
Services for Lula Mae Walker, 65, Vinita, will be held at 3:30 pm, Wednesday, in the Luginbuel Funeral chapel. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery. Walker died Monday in her home. She was born on Sept. 21, 1920 and was a housewife.Survivors include one son, Billy Walker, Vinita; three daughters, Tracy Walker, Vinita’ Linda Robertson, Grandview, Mo.; and Kathy Jackman; five brothers, Jim Mann and Robert Mann, both of Vinita; Joel Mann, Oklahoma City; Jack Mann, Joplin, Mo.; and Richard Mann, Kalamazoo, Mich.; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lionel Walker.
[Vinita Daily Journal, transcribed by Eddene (Hightower) Thompson]


July 7, 1986
Frank Marion ADAMS
Frank Marion Adams, 74, Chelsea, died Sunday at the Nowata Hospital. Mr. Adams was born April 12, 1912 in Rogers County to the late Robert Lee and Ciola (Chance) Adams. He was a member of the Baptist Church and was a former Vinita resident. Survivors include his wife, Edna Lee, of the home in Chelsea; a son,David Adams,Miami; daughters, Frances Cox, Ark City, Kan.; Twyla Salidar and Glenda Pezzella, both of Birginia Beach, Va.; Marilyn Johnston, Rita Wallis and Merri Tadych, all of Chelsea; Gloria Farbro, Mannford; and Lana Heath, Bartlesville. Also surviving are two sisters, Jane Bailey and Arta Dixon, both of Denver, Col.; 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. A son, George Robert Adams, (it doesn’t finish that sentence). Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Chelsea Cemetery, under direction of the Burckhalter Funeral Home, Vinita.
[Vinita Daily Journal, transcribed by Eddene (Hightower) Thompson]


September 2, 1986
Howard, Lydia M.
Services for Lydia M. Howard, 76, Vinita, were held today in the Stumpff Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Dave Hammonds officiating. Burial followed in the Memorial Cemetery, Bartlesville. Howard died Thursday, Aug. 28, in Craig General Hospital. She was born March 12, 1913, at Pineville, Mo. to the late Albert and Edith (Shira) Akehurst. She married Christopher Howard in the early 1930s and the couple made their home in Bartlesville. howard became a nurse’s aid in 1950 and worked in that capacity until her retirement in 1962. Howard lived in Bartlesville until 1983 when she moved to Vinita. She was a lifetime member of the World War I Auxiliary and a member of the Woodland Church of Christ, Bartlesville. Survivors include one son, John Howard, Locust Grove; two daughters, Mrs. Ann Sherrill, Vinita; and Betty L. Gray, Salina, Kan.; three brothers, Wallace Akehurst, Neosho, Mo.; Grover Akehurst, Granby, Mo.; and Earl Akehurst, Ada; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Christopher Howard, who died in April 1973.
[Vinita Daily Journal, transcribed by Eddene (Hightower) Thompson]


1987
WALKER, Arthur
Arthur Walker, 74, formerly of Vinita, died of a heart attack Monday, Dec. 15, 1986 at his home in Twin Falls, Idaho, according to a family friend. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Walker and was a graduate of Vinita High School. Walker attended Oklahoma State University and was a retired rancher. Survivors include his wife, one son, one daughter and two sisters.
[Vinita Daily Journal, transcribed by Eddene (Hightower) Thompson]


February 12, 1987
Anderson, D. French
A long illness recently claimed the life of D. French Anderson, 83, Tulsa, an early employee of the Grand River Dam Authority in Vinita. Mr. Anderson was a retired chief of operations of the Southwestern Power Administration (SPA). He was assigned to the Grand River Pensacola project soon after its approval and remained here until 1943. He then joined SPA and retired from that post in 1968. He was awarded the silver medal and a citation from the Department of the Interior a month after his retirement for meritorious service, the department’s second highest award. He is survived by his wife, LaVere, who was an active member of the Vinita chapter of American Association of University Women during the Anderson’s stay here. She also authored children’s books in recent years, copies of which are in the Vinita Public Library. Other survivors include two daughters, Jessica M. Nidiffer and Audry Thixton, both of Tulsa; and one son, W. French Anderson, Bethesda, Md. Private funeral services were held Tuesday in Tulsa.
[Vinita Daily Journal, transcribed by Eddene (Hightower) Thompson]


March 25, 1987
Couch, Leonard M.
Leonard M. Couch, 66, 417 N. Vann St., Vinita, died late Tuesday night in the Claremore Indian Hospital. Mr. Couch was born Aug. 27, 1920 at Vinita and worked as a carpenter and general construction worker here until his retirement in 1982. A member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Vinita, he married Mary Jane Patterson on Nov. 1, 1941. Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane, of the home in Vinita; two sons, James and Larry Couch, both of Vinita; two daughters, Priscilla Smith, Longview, Tex.; and Linda Chanley, Claremore; four sisters, Lillie Bennington, Marble Falls, Tex.; Della LeGate, Hereford, Tex.; LaDon Wilson, Umatilla, Ore.; and Wilma Rich, Garden City, Kan.; and 10 grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Luginbuel Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Terry Wise and Rev. Joe Coppedge officiating. Burial will be in the Pheasant Hill Cemetery. Friends are giving to the American Cancer Society. Luginbuel Funeral Service of Vinita is in charge of arrangements.
[Vinita Daily Journal, transcribed by Eddene (Hightower) Thompson]


May 19, 1987
HOOD, Cecil Howard
Cecil Howard Hood, 76, Rt. 1, Welch, died Monday at the Coffeyville Regional Medical Center, Coffeyville, Kan., following an extended illness. He was born Jan. 1, 1911 west of Nowata, the son of Emmet H. and Elizabeth (Kinnison) Hood. He worked as a farmer and rancher and lived in the Welch area most of his life. Survivors include one son, George Hood, Rt. 1, Welch; one daughter, Norma Loree Greer, Rt. 1, Welch; one brother, J. D. Hood, Rt. 1, Welch; one sister, Emma Webb, Grapevine, Texas; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Thomas Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Harold Neal officiating. Burial will be in the Walker Cemetery, located northwest of Welch. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight. Friends also may call at the Norma Greer residence. Arrangements are by the Thomas Funeral Home of Welch.
[Vinita Daily Journal, transcribed by Eddene (Hightower) Thompson]


July 22, 1987
WALKER, Thomas Leroy
Thomas Leroy Walker, 52,Vinita, died Tuesday night at his home after a long illness. He was born April 4, 1935 in Vinita. Mr. Walker had been employed as a locksmith at Eastern State Hospital for 21 years. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Walker, of the home; one son, Bruce P. Walker, Dewey; one daughter, Pam Shellenbarger, Vinita’ and four brothers, Charles F. Walker, Billy L. Walker and George A. Walker, all of Vinita; and Donald G. Walker, White Oak. Other survivors include five sisters, Alyce Cordray and Maxine Beisley, both of Vinita; Margaret Hayes, White Oak; Dorothy Hanna, Cleora; and Betty Weaver, Wichita, Kan.; five grandsons, two step-grandsons and one step-granddaughter.
Services for Mr. Walker are pending and will be announced later by the Luginbuel Funeral Service of Vinita.
[Vinita Daily Journal, transcribed by Eddene (Hightower) Thompson]


28 October 1987
WALKER, Geneva
Mrs. Lewis (Geneva) Walker
, 73, died early today at her home in Woodland Shores near Cleora. Mrs. Walker wasa born Aug. 10, 1914. She was a former resident of Wichita, Kan., where she retired from employment at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. She moved to Woodland Shores in 1970. Walker was a member of the Eastern Star in Wichita and the Cleora Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Lewis E. Walker, of the home; and an aunt, Delma MIlls, Vista, Calif. Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Lewis (should be Walker) will be held at 10 am Saturday in the McLaughlin Cemetery near Cleora with the Rev. Jack Nester officiating. Arrangements are by the Burckhalter Funeral Home of Vinita. [Vinita Daily Journal, transcribed by Eddene (Hightower) Thompson]


April 20,1988
Shank, Ola Dell
Ola Dell Shank, 87, former Vinita resident, died Friday, April 15, 1988 at the Seiling, Okla. hospital. Mrs. Shank was born May 6, 1900 at White Oak, Indian Territory, the daughter of John and Mattie Sweatman. She married Roy Shank on June 15, 1920 at Nowata. The couple made their first home in Vinita. Mr. Shank was employed by Phillips Petroleum. In 1935, the couple moved to Moore, Okla. where they lived until 1953 when they moved to Borger, Texas. Mr. Shank retired from Phillips Petroleum in 1962 and the couple moved to a farm southeast of Seiling. The Shanks were charter members of the First Baptist Church in Seiling. Survivors include three sons, Carl Shank, Seiling; Dale Shank, New York, N.Y.; and Perry Shank, Woodward; two daughters, Minnilee Shank, Boulder Creek, Calif.; and Betty Nan Shank, Redwood City, Calif.; two brothers, John Sweatman, hot Springs, Ark.; and Bud Sweatman, Bartlesville; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, who died on Sept. 1, 1985; one brother; three sisters; and one grandson. Funeral services for Mrs. Shank were held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 18 in the First Baptist Church, Seiling, with the Rev. Clayton Conley officiating. Burial followed in the Munice Cemetery located southeast of Seiling. The Redinger Funeral Home of Seiling was in charge of arrangements. [Vinita Daily Journal, transcribed by Eddene (Hightower) Thompson]


MRS. FRANCES CHANDLER
Wife of T. A. Chandler, twice sent to the House of Representatives from the First Congressional District of Oklahoma and a pioneer resident of the state, died at the family home here late Thursday, October 11, 1928. Her death was the result of an illness of more than two years. She was 49 years old. Although the Chandlers have always maintained a home here, they resided in Tulsa until nearly two years ago when, on account of Mrs. Chandlers health, they returned to Vinita. Although Mrs. Chandlers health has been failing for the last two years, it was only a short time prior to her death that her illness was considered serious. Her death was the result of heart trouble, augmented by complications. She was the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Thomas W. Wainwright of Fayetteville, Ark., and Muskogee. She was educated at the University of Arkansas and later, with her parents removed to Muskogee, where she was married. to Mr. Chandler in 1898. Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Saturday at the first Methodist Church here. Dr. M. L. Butler of Muskogee and the Rev. Will Moore Kendall of Vinita officiated, and burial was in Fairview Cemetery. Many friends of the family from Tulsa attended the services. Besides the husband, she is survived by one daughter, Norma, of Vinita; one son, Collis P., of San Angelo, Texas, and three sisters, Mrs. R. G. Holloway and Mrs. D. H. Middleton, both of Pasadena, Cal., and Mrs. T. Middleton of Burkburnett, Texas.
[Vinita Daily Journal, transcribed by Eddene (Hightower) Thompson]


Thomas Albert Chandler
Vinita. June 22--Thomas Albert "Bert" Chandler, former commissioner of the Cherokee Nation and Republican congressman from Oklahoma's first district, died early Monday in his home in Vinita. A victim of a heart ailment, he had been in serious condition for several days. Chandler, 81, was a pioneer oilman in northeastern Oklahoma, and reportedly drilled the first producting oil well in the Cherokee Nation. The well was northwest of Bartlesville. Chandler was born 12 miles west of Siloam Springs, Ark., in Indian Territory. He was educated at Worcester Academy, a Congrecational mission school, and Drury College in Springfield, MO. In 1895, he was appointed town commissioner of the Cherokee Nation, and served until 1898. He organized the Indian Telephone Co., for long distance service, in 1899. The company later was sold to the Pioneer Telephone Co., and eventually became a part of Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. In 1900 Chandler was appointed deputy court clerk of the U.S. Court of Indian Territory, serving in that post until 1907. In 1909, he was named by Gov. C. N. Haskell as a member of the state board of affairs. Chandler was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from the first congressional district in 1916 and 1920. He was defeated for the post in 1918 and 1922. He claimed to be the first Republican elected to congress from the first district, though this was later disputed. In 1932 Chandler was involved with six other state attorneys in a charge of conspiracy to attempt to defraud the government. The affair grew out of the divorce case of a wealthy Cherokee Indian woman, Mrs. Exie Fife, who was a ward of the federal government. Chandler, one of the woman's attorneys, was recommended for disbarment from the state bar association, following the case. However, the disbarment was set aside and he was a member in good standing at the time of his death. Services are scheduled Tuesday at 2:3-p.m. in Burckhalter funeral chapel in Vinita. Survivors are a son, Collis P. Chandler, Evansville, Ill; a daughter Mrs. Norma Sebastian, Washington, D.C., and two grandsons. [Source: The Oklahoman of June 23, 1953 Page 24]



Wilcox, Rotha D.
Lifetime Afton resident Rotha D. Wilcox, age 82, went to be with the Heavenly Father on Oct. 8, 2005 in Fairland.
Rotha was born Sept. 4, 1923 in Afton to Floy Moore Parham and her father Clarence Parham. She grew up and graduated from high school in Afton. On Feb. 28, 1942 she was united in marriage to Claud J. Wilcox, they were married 47 years until his death in 1989.
Rotha was a homemaker and she also worked in retail clothing.
She is survived by: her loving family, children Sally and husband Roy Fuser of Afton and Curtis and wife Kathy Wilcox of Neodesha, Kan.; sisters Christine White and Irene Fletcher both of Phoenix, Ariz.; grandchildren are Jared and Mindi Fuser, Jennifer and Jeremy Edmonson and Crystal Wilcox; great-grandchildren are Skylar, Madison and Carter Fuser and Stryker Edmonson.
Along with her husband Claud, she was preceded in death by her mother, a sister Sylvia Gill; a brother Everett Parham. Rotha was a wonderful wife, mother and granny. She will be missed by all.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Monday Oct. 10, 2005 at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Afton. Reverend Bill Beard, pastor of the First Christian Church of Vinita officiated. Services were under the direction of the Luginbuel Funeral Home of Vinita.
[Source: The American Newspaper, Oct. 13, 2005. Transcribed by Tonya Neuweiler]

Hitchcock, I. B.
Afton, Okla., Jan. 16. – I. B. Hitchcock died Monday at Vinita, aged 86 years. He came to Dwight’s Mission in old Indian Territory when 4 years of age and has spent eighty-two years among the Cherokees, being the oldest white settler in the Cherokee nation. His father was one of the earliest missionaries among the Indians and came west of the Mississippi in 1791.
Daily Oklahoman (17 Jan. 1911) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Kelley, Fred L.
VINITA, Okla., Nov. 2. – Fred L. Kelley, probably the largest exporter of prairie hay in this state, died in St. Louis early today, according to telegrams received here. Death is said to have been due to an attack of vertigo. Mr. Kelley resided here.
Tulsa World (3 Nov. 1911) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Bell, Tom
Funeral services for Tom Bell, aged 35, who died in Vinita Tuesday, will be held at Oaklawn cemetery at 2:30 o’clock this afternoon. Mr. Bell formerly lived at Tulsa and has several relatives here. He is unmarried.
Tulsa World (22 Apr. 1916) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Parker, Luman F.
VINITA, Okla., Aug. 17. – All business houses in this city were closed from 2 to 3 o’clock this afternoon during the funeral of the late Judge Luman F. Parker, who died Tuesday night at St. Louis. Judge Parker was the son of the late L. F. Parker, general solicitor of the Frisco System. Until statehood he was Associate Judge of the Federal Court for the Northern District of the Indian Territory. He was formerly Mayor of this city, and as such built the first street pavement here, and was a great worker in civic improvement. A beautiful park here called Parker Plaza has been dedicated to his memory.
Tulsa World (18 Aug. 1912) transcribed by FoFG MZ

Pharis Joe Hill
Pharis Joe Hill, 75 of Cleora passed away early Friday, Oct. 7, 2005 at Hillcrest Hospital in Tulsa. Pharis was born on Jan. 18, 1930 in Tahlequah to Eli and Addle (Sims)Hill.
On Sept. 10, 1955 in Vinita Pharis was united in marriage to Nancy A. Woodall and from this union they had four children. Pharis served his country in the United States Air Force as an
Airman 1st Class during the Korean War. After his military service, Pharis became a school
teacher. He taught in Afton and Salina Public Schools. Pharis liked working in his garden,
fishing and working on his farm. He was a member of the Cleora Baptist Church and the D.A.V.
Pharis leaves as surviving: his wife Nancy Hill of the home; children Janet Gibbs and
husband Joe of Rose Hill, Kan., Cindy Lloyd and husband Butch of Ellsworth, Kan., Curtis Hill
and wife Tammy of Afton, Chet Hill and wife Stephanie of Claremore; ten grandchildren;
one great-grandchild; three sisters, Cliva Erwin and husband Rexal of Pryor, Maxine Cagle and husband John also of Pryor. Willa Sabala and husband Fennan of Tulsa; one aunt, Alta Stacy and husband Carl of Tahlequah.
Pharis was preceded in death by both of his parents, one grandchild, one brother and
three sisters.
Graveside services were held on Monday, Oct. 10, 2005 at 2 p.m. at McLaughlin Cemetery with Bob Parkins officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Burckhaher Funeral Home of Vinita

[Source: The American Newspaper, Oct. 13, 2005. Transcribed by Tonya Neuweiler]


John Frazier
John Frazier 20 year-old Fairland resident, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2005 from injuries received from an automobile accident. John was born on April 7, 1985 in Altus, Okla., to Stephen Gene and Teresa (Stark) Frazier. He moved to Fairland from Altus when he was 8 years-old. John graduated from Fairland High School in 2004 where he was an active member of the Fairland FFA. He loved farming, running a tractor in the hayfield, hunting and fishing. John was a member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Fairland.
The family includes: his mother Teresa Frazier of the home; his father Stephen Frazier of Oklahoma City; his brother Stephen Scott Frazier and wife Tana of Norman; his grandfather, Gene Frazier of Dallas, Texas; numerous, aunts, uncles and cousins; close friends Jamie Turner, Mark and Justin Hill, Adam and Monty Schnautz.
The graveside funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005 at 2 p.m. at McLaughlin
Cemetery, with Rev. Leo Schroeder officiating. Services were under the direction of the
Luginbuel Chapel in Vinita. Memorials may be made to the; Alice Gross Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 689, Fairland, OK 74343.

[Source: The American Newspaper, Oct. 13, 2005. Transcribed by Tonya Neuweiler]


DeWitte, Clinton Duncan

Class of 1861 - DE WITTE CLINTON DUNCAN. B. 27 Feb., 1829, Dalonega, Ga. Teacher, lawyer, and writer. D. 2 Nov., 1909, Vinita, Okla.
[Source is: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1909-1910, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler]


Hattie Bray
Tahlequah, I.T., Nov. 26 - News has reached here of the death of Mrs. Hattie Bray at Vinita from pneumonia. Deceased formerly lived in Paris, Tex., where her remains have been taken for interment [30 Nov 1901, Dallas Morning News - Submitted by Kim T.]



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