Lincoln County Obituaries and Death Notices

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Alsip, Dale Lee
Dale Lee Alsip, Webbers Falls, Oklahoma., resident formerly of Chandler, departed this life on Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, in Tulsa, at the age of 70 years. Dale was born on July 2, 1938 in Chandler. He was the son of Jesse Marion and Zelda (Saulsberry) Alsip. He graduated from Chandler High School in 1956. Dale married Sheridan Hamilton of Oklahoma City, on June 25, 1959. They established their home in Chandler, then moved to Duncan, then later relocated to Webbers Falls to Fish and relax. Dale was a member of Oklahoma National Guard. He was part owner/operator of A&S Body Shop of Chandler, in 1967; dlae was employed by J.C. Hamilton Co. in Oklahoma City, where he worked as a Sales Manager. He ended his working years by retiring from National American Insurance Co., in Chandler where he made many friends. His parents and one son preceded Dale in death. Survivors include his wife, Sheridan of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and Fredrick Murphy of Webbers Falls; sister, Joan Birkes of Chandler; brothers, Tom Alsip of Oklahoma City, Danny Alsip of Chandler brother and best friend, David Alsip of Chandler; grandchildren, Shanna and Dustin; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and special nephew, Stephen Neu of Stroud, who is like a son to Dale; and many other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Chandler, with Brother Robert Wonn and Rev. Don Landry officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery in Chandler. Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Chandler. [Posted Sep. 23, 2008- www.news-star.com/obituaries]



Ambler, Verna
Chandler resident Verna Ambler, 93,  died Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. today at Oak Park Cemetery in Chandler. Service is under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service, Chandler. [Posted Oct. 30, 2008 @ 3:56 pm - www.news-star.com/obituaries]

Anderson, Roger "Andy"
Roger "Andy" Anderson was born July 15, 1917, in Philadelphia, PA., and flew home to his heavenly Father, Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, in Prague, at the age of 91. Roger, the son of Barrett Samuel and Violet Isabelle (Lawson) Anderson, was a resident of Prague. He married Rosella Elizabeth Gray April 5, 1940, in Elam, PA. She preceded in death Sept. 28, 2008. Roger was a member of the Andrew Jackson Masonic Lodge No. 120, A.F. & A.M. George Washington Masonic. National Memorial in Alexandria, VA., and a long-time member of the Prague United Methodist Church. Andy worked for the FFA as an air traffic controller. Later in his career as a civilian employee with the United States Air Force, he worked as a radar specialist in Germany. After retiring from Tinker Air Force Base, he began his own business Anderson Aircraft. Andy was a licensed private pilot, flight instructor and airplane mechanic. Rebuilding aircraft was his passion. His parents and one sister Elizabeth MacLean preceded Roger in death. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Ginger Anderson of Tulsa; daughters and son-in-law, Virginia and Hollis Lackey of arlington, TX, and Mariel and Jerry Hill of Oklahoma City; brother and sisters-in-law, Frank Gray of Pennsylvania, Dorothy Baldwin of Pennsylvania, Ruth Ross of Florida, Pearl Wright of Pennsylvania, Emily Snider of Pennsylvania; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008, at Prague United Methodist Church in Prague with the Rev. Dyton Owen and the Rev. Sharon Capron officiating. Burial will be at 1 p.m. at arlington Memorial Gardens in Oklahoma City. Service is under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague. Memorials may be made in memory of Roger to, Prague Memorial Hospital, Drawer S, Prague, OK 74864 or Prague United Methodist Church, 7901 NBU, Prague, OK 74864. [Posted Oct. 3, 2008 - www.news-star.com/obituaries]

Beaver, Joseph Antonio Jr.
Stroud resident Joseph Antonio Beaver Jr., 11, died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008, in Stroud. Visitation will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Parks Brothers Funeral Service, Stroud. Wake and supper will be 6 p.m. Saturday at the Sac & Fox Community Center, Stroud. Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Sunday at the Sac & Fox Cemetery, Stroud. [Posted Nov. 28, 2008 - www.news-star.com/obituaries]

Benson, Sandra
Prague resident Snadra Benson, 55, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008 in Shawnee. Service will be 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, 2008 at Resthaven Funeral Home. Burial will be 2 p.m. Friday at Cyril City Cemetery under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home. [Posted Oct. 22, 2008 @ 4:42 pm - www.news-star.com/obituaries]



Bowers, Jimmie Lee Franklin
Meeker resident Jimmie Lee Franklin Bowers, 69, died Saturday Oct. 18, 2008, at a local hospital. He was born on April 15, 1939, in Kingfisher to Alva and Thelma (Prickett) Bowers. He was married to Elsre Pearl Sebastian. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a truck driver. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Meeker. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters. Survivors include his wife, Elsre of the home; son, Charlie Howell; daughter, Janice Marie Brixey; one step-son, one step-daughter; three grandsons; three grandaughters; one great-grandson; one great-great-grandson; one great-great-granddaughter; sister, Juanita Pierce; brother, Albert Ray George. Service will be 2 p.m. today at Walker Funeral Service Chapel with the Rev. Larry Sparks. Burial will be at Gable Cemetery, near Meeker. [Posted Oct. 20, 2008 - www.news-star.com/obituaries]

Brauer, Kenneth Loyd
Prague resident Kenneth Loyd Brauer, 55, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2008, in Stroud. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel, in Prague. Burial will be at Prague Cemetery. Service is under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service. [Posted Oct. 31, 2008 - www.news-star.com/obituaries]


Brooks, A. D.
BROOKS – At Chandler, Oklahoma, Saturday, May 6, 1911, A.D. Brooks a resident of Grants Pass for the past twenty-five years, up to about six months ago, when he removed with his family to Oklahoma to reside.  Born April 17, 1822.
(Medford Mail Tribune (Medford, OR) - Friday, May 26, 1911 - Submitted by Jim Detozell)


Brown, Cecil

Cecil Brown was born on July 11, 1920 in Okfuskee County, and departed this life Friday, Oct. 10, 2008, in Oklahoma City, at the age 88. Cecil, the son of Andrew Michael and Rosa Angeline (Whitley) Brown, was a resident of Stroud. Cecil was married to Alta Mae Brown for 64 years and together they raised four children. She preceded him in death Oct. 11, 2007. He was a farmer, oilfield worker, and attended the Deer Creek Baptist Church. His parents, seven sisters, and one son, Johnnie, preceded Cecil in death. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Nancy Brown of Stroud; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Don Ahboah of Oklahoma City Jane and John Davis of Prague; brother and siter-in-law, Morris and Katie Brown of Paden; sisters and brothers-in-law, Margrett and Sherman Clonts of Paden, Pauline Orr of Paden, and Delores and L.T. Case of Paden; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Oct. 13, 2008, at 2 p.m. at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Prague with Rev. Mike Haines officiating. Interment will follow at Prague Cemetery in Prague. Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague. [Posted Oct. 16, 2008 - www.news-star.com/obituaries]



Ciscell, Jerry Allen
Sparks resident Jerry Allen Ciscell, 61, dird Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Parks Brothers Funeral Srvice in Chandler. Parks Brothers Funeral Service, Chandler, is directing arrangments.
[Posted Sep. 03, 2008 - www.news-star.com/obituaries]

Cochran, Emily Murrel (Herd)
Chandler resident Emily Murrel (Herd) Cochran, 98, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2008. Service will be 10 a.m. today at the First Presbyterian Church, in Chandler. Service is under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service, Chandler. [Posted Oct. 31, 2008 @ 3:42 pm - www.news-star.com/obituaries]


Coleman, Cleo Edward
Stroud reisdent Cleo Edward Coleman, 92, died Wednesday, Aug 20, 2008 in Stroud. Visitation will be 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. today at Parks Brothers Funeral Service. Service will be 2 p.m. today at the Assembly of God Church, Stroud, with the Rev. Jeromye Jackson, the Rev. Don Wilburn and the Rev. Jim Beird officiating. Burial will be at Stroud Cemetery. Service is under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service, Stroud. [Posted Aug. 21, 2008 @ 4:15 pm - www.news-star.com/obituaries]


Cox, Roscoe Barbour
Chandler resident Roscoe Barbour Cox, 83, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2008. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church, Chandler. Arrangements are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service, Chandler. [Posted Sep. 26, 2008 @ 4:04 pm - www. news-star.com/obituaries]


Crawford, Harold Dean
Lifelong Lincoln County resident Harold Dean Crawford departed this life on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008, in Oklahoma City at the age of 75. He was born June 8, 1933, in Oklahoma City to Pete and Alice Francis (Benedix) Crawford. Harold was a member of the Chamber of Commerce where he received "Man of the Year." He was a member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. Harold was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Verma Jo Behrnes, and nephew, Connie Benedix. Survivors include his nephew, steve Behrnes and his wife Kim of Prague; nieces, Allyson Smith and her husband Steve of Eufaula, Debbie and Roan Pittman of Oklahoma City and Trina and Randy Hall of Albuquerque, N.M.; brother, Conrad Benedix and his wife Yvonne of Oklahoma City. A Rosary will be held 6:30 p.m. Monday at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Prague. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Prague with Father Shane Tharp officiating. Burial will follow at Prague Cemetery in Prague. [Posted Aug. 16, 2008 @ 5:19 pm - www.news-star.com/obituaries]


Danker, Albert N.
Wellston resident Albert N. Danker,72, died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wellston Gymnasium, Wellston. Service is under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service, Chandler. [Posted aug. 6, 2008 @ 3:11 pm - www.news-star.com/obituaries]


Davis, Cynthia Mae
Prague resident Cynthia Mae Davis, 43, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2008, in Prague. Service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Parks Brothers Chapel, Prague. [Posted Aug. 18, 2008 @ 4:41 pm - www.news-star.com/obituaries]


Duffy, Elizabeth Ann
Chandler resident Elizabeth Ann Duffy, 65, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008, in Chandler. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Bethel-Greenwood Cemetery, Chandler. Arrangements are under the direction of Parks brothers Funeral Service, Chandler. [Posted Oct. 13, 2008 @ 3:58 pm - www.news-star.com/obituaries]


Ellis, Hugh D. "Lucky"
Meeker resident Hugh D. "Lucky" Ellis died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, in Oklahoma City at the age of 79. He was born April 13, 1929 in Hamilton, AL., to Fred and Clista Ellis. He was reared in Hamilton, AL. He met his wife in Wissconsin. Following his marriage, he lived in Alabama and Shawnee. He had resided in Meeker since 1976. On Feb. 12, 1955, he married Glen Champeau in Wisconsin. He began his military service in the U.S. Navy and later served in the U.S. Air Force, stationed in CA. He served both World War II and the Koren Conflict. During his civil service career, he worked at Brookley air Force Base in Mobile, AL. In 1967, he transferred to Tinker AFB and retired from there. Mr. Ellis was also also worked as an auctioneer; cabinet making; and small engine repair. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Meeker and was also a Shiner. He enjoyed fishing and singing. During the 1950's, he spent time at the Grand Ole Opry as "Lucky Ellis and the Blue Eagle Boys." He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jimmy Ellis and Eugene Ellis; and one sister, Verlene Ellis. Survivors include his wife Glenn Ellis of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Don and Shirley Ellis of Tecumseh; grandchildren, Tanya and Mark Stone of Stillwater and Stefanie Ellis of Noble; great-grandchildren, Saria Glenn Stone, Patrick Allen Stone and Hunter Wayne Ellis; close friends, Slim and Pat Henderson and Don Collier and Bob and Patti Reynolds, and Johnny Kimberly; a host of other relatives and friends.  Memorial Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Cooper Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Kevin Nagle officiating.  [Posted Nov. 24, 2008 @ 3:41 pm - www.news-star.com/obituaries]


Flanagan, Odessa B.
Stroud resident Odessa B. Flanagan, 92, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2008, in Stroud. Visitation will be today 11 a.m. until 9 p.m., Monday 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Tuesday 8 a.m. until noon. Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Assembly of God Church in Stroud with the Rev. Jeromye Jackson officiating. Burial will be at Stroud Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brother Funeral Service. [Posted Sep. 20, 2008 @ 5:36 pm - www.news-star.com/obituaries]


Fletcher, Emma Hamilton
Meeker resident Emma Hamilton Fletcher, 90, died Dec. 20, 2008. A memorial service will be held at a later date. [Posted Dec. 22, 2008 @ 4:01 pm - www.news-star.com/obituaries]


Flint, William A.
W. A. Flint, long time resident, died at the home in Chandler, last Sunday night aged 78 years. Funeral services were conducted from the first Christian church at 10:30 o'clock, Tuesday morning, by Rev. Goff, assited by Rev. James Cage, of Davenport, and Rev. Carpenter, of Oklahoma City. Interment was made in Oak Park Cemetery. William A. Flint was born in Forsyth County, North Carolina on April 10th, 1849. His death came on the 87th anniversary of his birth. He was one of thirteen children. Shortly after the close of the civil war he moved, with his parents, to Indiana, where he resided until 1880, at which time he moved to Augusta, Kansas.  He moved to Lincoln County, Oklahoma, in 1891 locating upon a farm near Kendrick, but moved to Chandler shortly after, where he has since resided. At Lyndon, Kansas, on October 19, 1882, he was united in marriage to Miss Laura Denton. Ton this union five children were born, two girls and three boys. One of the girls, Tula, died in infancy, the others all reside in Chandler, and were constantly with their mother, at the bedside of the father all during his illness. They are Mrs. Ross J. Tharp, Earnest A. Ginty E. and Elmo D. deceased was a member of the First Christian church and of the A.H.T.A. As a church member he lived in conscientious, Christian life. As a member of the A.H.T.A. he was held in the highest esteem by every member who knew him and, for years, served upon, the executive board. As a citizen he was universally loved and respected. Revs Goff, Cage and Carpenter each paid a glowing, and richly deserved, tribute to his memory. The funeral was largely attended and the floral offerings numerous and very beautiful, mute testimony of the great love and esteem in which he was held by his fellow citizens. Besides the wife and four children, deceased is survived by one brother, Phil., of Chandler; and a member of other relatives in North Carolina and Missouri. Phil. Is the last surviving member of the thirteen children. [Date: April 10, 1930 - submitted by Sherri Hale]


Fondren, Jara
Stroud resident Jara Fondren died Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008, at the age of 29. Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, nov. 29, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Chandler. Parks Brothers Funersl Service in Chadler is directing arrangements. [Posted Nov. 24, 2008 @ 4:09 pm - www.news-star.com/obituaries]


Frazier, Jacob
Jacob Frazier, aged 81, died at his home at Meeker after an illness of several weeks.
(Daily Oklahoman (30 Jan. 1911) transcribed by FoFG MZ)


Fridrich, Mary Jane
Prague resident Mary Jane  Fridrich, 91, passed away  on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, in Prague. She was Born on Dec. 20, 1916, in Prague. She was the daughter of John and Marie (Unger) Pernicka, and was a life-long reisdent of Prague. She married Carl Ernest Fridrich on Nov. 30, 1940 in Prague. Both Carl and Mary were descendents of immigrant Czech families. Mary's paternal grandparents immigrated in the 1800s, first settling in Neb. They came to OK in 1891 to participate in the land run and homesteaded west of Prague. Mary's maternal grandparents and mother immigrated in the early 1900s. Mary was a housewife, but also worked in the floral business from which she retired in 1978. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Prague Historical Society, a member of the WFLA/ZCBJ Lodge #46 for over 70 years, and of the Methodist faith. Mary was preceded in death by her husband on Feb. 14, 1999, her parents; one daughter; Luella Jane Fridrich, four sister; and two brothers. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Carl John "Butch" and Ann Fridrich of Shawnee; Wayne and Deanna Fridrich of Prague; daughter, Cindy Lou Fridrich of Oklahoma City; six grandchildren and their spouses, Kelle and Kelly McEwen of Edmond, Karrie and Steve Davis of Shawnee, Aaron and Genise Fridrich of Prague, Kirk and Tina Fridrich of Tulsa, Nicki Rohling of Prague, Sarah Massie of Tulsa; 11 Great-grandchildren, Kyle, Ryan, April, Brett, Morgan, Beau, Lindsey, Kelsie, Preston, Joshua, John Thomas. The Fridrich Family will receive friends at Parks Brothers Funeral Home on Thursday, Dec. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Friday, Dec, 12, 2008 at 10 a.m. at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Prague with Brother Tim Emmons officiating. Burial will follow at the Czech Nation Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague. [Posted Dec. 10, 2008 @ 2:36 pm - www.news-star.com/obituaries]


Grammer, Mary Sue
Stroud resident Mary Sue Grammer, 65, died on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2008 in Cushing. Service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008 at Rock Island Cemetery with Rev. Dorsey Hightower. Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Stroud. [Posted Nov. 25, 2008 @ 10:15 am - www.news-star.com/obituaries]


Green, Alene Genevieve
Wellston resident Alene Genevieve Green died Oct. 5, 2008, in Wellston, OK, at the age of 85. Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Wellston with the Rev. Andrew Eckert officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Park Cemetery in Chandler. Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Chandler. [Posted Oct. 6, 2008 @ 4:16pm - www.news-star.com/obituaries]


Hall, Modell
Stroud resident Modell Hall, 88, died Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, in Cushing. Visitation will be 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. today until Saturday and 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Sunday. Service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Stroud Christian Church with Will Fine and Bryan Vandever officiating. Burial will be at Parkland Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service, Stroud. [Posted Oct. 22, 2008 @ 4:38 pm - www.news-star.com/obituaries]


Heinzig, James Emil
Prague resident James Emil Heinzig, 68, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008, in Prague. Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Deer Creek Baptist Church, Prague. Burial will follow a Kellerby Cemetery. Service in under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service, Prague. [Posted aug. 19, 2008 @ 3:03 pm - www.news-star.com/obituaries]


Hill, Ruby Juanita
Lifelong Prauge resident Ruby Juanita Hill departed this life on Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, in Prague at the age of 72. She was born Feb. 10, 1936, in Paden to Rollins Callaway and Opal M. (Gilbert) Warden. She graduated from Prague High School with the class of 1954. She married Alvin J. Hill on Aug. 5, 1966 in Prague. He preceded her in death on April 7, 2005. Juanita retired from Wrangler in 1989, She was a member of the Prague Church of Christ and the Red Czech Divas. Her father and sister, Frances Moses, also preceded Juanita in death. Survivors include her sons, Zack Mitchell of Prague and Terry Mitchell of Prague; daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and James Craft of Oklahoma City and Jan Blankenship and Jerry Grounds of Prague; mother, Opal Warden of Prague; brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Patti Warden of Renton, WA.; brother-in-law, Merla moses of Prague; six grandchildren and their spouses, Shane and Alicia Sala of Shawnee, Matt and Tara Mitchell of Rockwell, TX, J.C. and Jamie Mitchell of Shawnee, Lyn and Junior Craddock of Oklahoma City, J.C. Craft of Oklahoma City and Trish and Brian Schulz of Moore; 12 great-grandchildren; nieces and their spouses, Sherry and Eugene Lakins of Prague and Regina and Mike Kem of Moore. Service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, 2008 at the Calvary Way Church in Prague with the Rev. Starland Davis and Pastor Rodney Fouts officiating. Burial will follow at the Prague Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.  [Posted Oct. 21, 2008 @ 4:45 p.m. - www.news-star.com/obituaries]
Hillbolt, Christopher Dean
Prague resident Christopher Dean Hillbolt died Saturday, Nov. 9, 20008, in Oklahoma City at the age of 17. Service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, at First Baptist Church Prague, OK. Burial will be in Holdenville Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home. [Posted Nov. 12, 2008 @ 2:41 pm - www.news-star.com/obituaries]


Hoffman, E. Maxine
Longtime Prague resident E. Maxine Hoffman died Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, in Meeker at the age of 86. Service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Prague with the Rev. Glen Pence and Bro. Tim Emmons officiating. Burial will follow at the Prague Cemetery. Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague is directing arragements. [Posted Sep. 22, 2008 @ 4:11pm - www.news-star.com/obituaries]


Hyde, Christopher Allen
Stroud resident Christopher Allen Hyde, 34, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008, in Bristow, OK. Visitation will be 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. today at Parks Brothers Funeral Service, Stroud. Graveside service will be 10 a.m. at the Hyde Family Cemetery in Stroud with the Rev. Greg Jones officiating. Service is under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service, Stroud. Donations can be made at Stroud National Bank. [Posted Aug. 28, 2008 @ 3:59 pm - www.news-star.com/obituaries]


Kuck-Kack (Last grandson of the famous Black Hawk)

The last grandson of the famous Black Hawk, died near Bellemont, Lincoln county, Oklahoma, four years ago. Kack-Kuck was a nearly perfect red man; that is physically, intellectually and morally. He was exceedingly polite, generous, aristocratic and a Christian gentleman. He spoke proper English, never got drunk on whiskey or peyote, and he never looked sour nor grunted.

[Historia, Vol. 8, Issue 6, April 1, 1921, Noted Indian Deaths, by Matt Durh]

Submitted by Cathy Danielson


Lickliter, William Ray
Chandler resident William Ray Lickliter, 65, died Monday, Aug. 11, 2008. Service is pending under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service, Chandler. [Posted Aug. 12, 2008 @ 3:41 pm - www.news-star.com/obituaries]


Logan, Jeffery Allen
Chandler resident Jeffery Allen Logan, 21, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, in a farming accident at his home. He was born Oct. 29, 1986, in Shawnee to William Harold Logan Jr. and Linda (Manning) Logan. He graduated from Meeker High School in 2005. He worked as a diesel machanic for Rush Peterbuilt in Oklahoma City. He enjoyed farming, semi trucks, and Formula 1 racing. He was preceded in death by two grandfathers, William Harold Logan Sr. and Gerald Vencil Manning. Survivors include his parents, William and Linda Logan of Chandler; on e brother, Christopher William Logan of Edmond; one sister, Jennifer Rene Logan of Chandler; two grandmothers, Doris Marie Logan of South Boston, Va., and Ima Manning of Meeker; and numerous aunts, cousins, other family and friends. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at New Hope Cemetery, Meeker with Terry Newell officiating. [Posted Sep. 2, 2008 @ 4:51pm - www.news-star.com/obituaries]


Macheussetah (Last chief of the Sacs & Foxes)

Several noted red men have died in Oklahoma within the last five years, including Macheussetah, the last chief of the Sacs and Foxes died on his allotment on the Lincoln-Pottawatomie line about five years ago.

His remains are buried in the graveyard six miles northeast of Meeker.

He was the father of Rosa, who was married to Walter Baptist, the Fox Indian that was educated by Alice Longfellow, daughter of the poet. Rosa and Walter was the first couple divorced in Lincoln county.

[Historia, Vol. 8, Issue 6, April 1, 1921, Noted Indian Deaths, by Matt Durh]

Submitted by Cathy Danielson


Mallonee, Ervin James
Chandler resident Ervin James Mallonee, 91, died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008. Services will be 2p.m. Friday at Friends Church, Chandler. arrangements are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service, Chandler.
[Posted Oct. 16, 2008 @ 8:16 am - www.news-star.com/obituaries]


Manning, Albert Donald
Stroud resident Albert Donald Manning, 53, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, in Oklahoma City. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Parks Brothers Chapel in Stroud with the Rev. Wayne Wilson officiating. Burial will be in stroud Cemetery under the direction of Parks Brothers Chapel, Stroud. [Posted Oct. 2, 2008 @ 3:11 pm - www.news-star.com/obituaries]


Martin, Beulah
Longtime Prague resident Beulah Martin departed this life on Thursday Dec. 11, 2008 in Prague at the age of 80. She was born June 12, 1928, in Maysville, OK to Luther and Rosa Faye (Stapp) Burgan. She was a homemaker and of the Pentecostal faith. Her parents; two sisters, Naomi Hutchinson and Eula Mitchell; four brothers, Gene, George, Marvin, and Donald Ray Burgan; and one son, Frank Martin preceded Beulah in death. Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Gordan and Becky Martin of Prague, Bobby and Regina Martin of Prague, Robert and Rhonda Martin of Paden, david and Joy Martin of Prague and Tony and Melissa Martin of Prague; daughters and sons-in-law, Laverne and Joe Podest of Prague, Linda Arthur of Prague, Irene Reynolds of Prague and Doris and Gary Cordell of Prague; sisters, Neal Yochum of Stroud and Hoda Mae Grimes of Elizabeth Town, KY; brother-in-law, Shirley Burgan of Kellyville, Juanita Martin of Port Arthur, TX, and Darlene Bellotti and her husband Carl of Beaumont, TX; Frank Martin of Prague; and a host of nieces, nephews, and many friends; 30 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson. Service will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 15, 2008, at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Prague with Bro. Paul Heard officiating. Burial will follow at the Prague Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. [Posted Dec. 12, 2008 @ 4:20 pm - www.news-star.com/obituaries]


Martin, Frank Luther
Frank Martin was born on February 6, 1953, in Prague, Oklahoma, and departed this life on Saturday, October 11, 2008, in Gaffney, S.C., at the age of 55. Frank, the son of Mitchell and Beulah (Burgan) Martin, was a resident of Prague. He loved his large family, hunting, fishing and telling big stories. Frank loved helping people and was always there when needed. He was the hardest working man anyone could ever be, whether it was writing something or cooking for a huge crowd. He loved his girls, Liz and Chell had mastered the art of spoiling his grandsons, Bryce and T.J. Frank touched every person's life and heart in a special way. He will me greatly missed. His father preceded him in death. Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Liz (Martin) and Tommy McGinnis of Prague. Michelle (Martin) and Shawn Jack of Jacktown; mother, Beulah Martin of Prague; grandchildren, Bryce Brown and T.J. McGinnis; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gordan and Becky Martin of Prague, Bobby and Regina Martin of Prague, Robert and Ronda Martin of Paden, David and Joy Martin of Prague and Tony and Melissa Martin of Prague; sisters and brothers-in-law, Laverne and Joe Podest of Prague, Linda Arthur of Prague, Irene reynolds of Prague and Doris and Gary Cordell of Prague; many nieces, nephews and extended family. Memorials may be made in Frank's memory to the Martin Grandchildren Education Fund established at Vision Bank PO Box 487, Prague, OK 74864. Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Prague. Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague. [Posted Oct. 14, 2008 @ 2:25 pm - www.news-star.com/obituaries]


McCord, Ben Robert
Harrah resident Ben Robert McCord, 69, died on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday Dec. 23, 2008 at  the Harrah Church.  Burial will follow at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery, Newalla.  Services are under the direction of Smith-Parks Funeral Service in Harrah. [Posted Dec. 22, 2008 @ 3:56 pm - www.news-star.com/obituaries]


McGinnis, Mary Francis
Life-long Prague resident Mary Francis McGinnis departed this life Monday Sept. 15, 2008, in Seminole, at the age of 77. She was born April 14, 1931, in Prague to Charlie Wheeler and Myrtle (Freeman) Gee. She was a homemaker and a long-time member of the Deer Creek Baptist Church. She married Billy Gene Coleman Dec. 3, 1946 in McAlester. He preceded her in death April 3, 1959. Mary married billy Fred "Buck" McGinnis in sand Springs Jan. 9, 1960. Buck also preceded Mary in death March 30, 1993. Her parents; four brothers; two sisters; two children, Brenda Michelle McGinnis and Linda Sur Rogers; one grandson, Jason Rogers; and one daughter-in-law, Mary Coleman aslo preceded Mary in death. Survivors include sons and daughter-in-law, Sam Coleman of Davenport, Brent and Brenda McGinnis of Prague; daughters and son-in-law, Ann and  Don Cole of Shawnee, Beverly Jean and Jimmy Roye of Shawnee, Patricia and Allen Jones of Prague, Pam and Randy Norman of Paden; brother, Charles Gee of Oklahoma City; sister and brother-in-law, Jackie and Jesse Reeves of Bremerton, Wash.; 21 Grandchildren; 32 Great-grandchildren; and the extended McGinnis family. Mary's family will receive friends 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Parks Brothers in Funeral Home. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Prague with the Rev. Ellis Risenhoover and the Rev. Mike Haines officiating. Burial will follow at the Prague Cemetery. Service is under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague. Memorials amy be made to Deer Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 355960 E. Road, Stroud, OK 74079. [Posted Sep. 16, 2008 - www.news-star.com/obituaries]



Mitchell, Athol Hern
My grandfather passed away on October 23, 1956. He is the son of James Mitchell and the twin to Lewis Woodrow Mitchell. The father of James Curtis Mitchell, my father, Athol Hern was born in Anderson, Alabama, June 26, 1888. He married my grandmother Anna Marie Howard in 1902, in what county, I don't know. It says on his death certificate that James Mitchell is his father, but his mother was unknown. Athol had 7 grandchildern when he passed away.
[Submitted By: Carolyn Sue Mitchell-Harn]

(data not verified by Genealogy Trails... double-check dates! A man being married at age 14 is
very unusual)

Moore, Owen Virgil
Stroud resident Owen Virgil Moore, 85, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008 in Cushing. Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Stroud Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Raget officiating. Arrangements under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Stroud. [Posted Oct. 22, 2008 @ 4:40 pm - www.news-star.com/obituaries]


Morgan, Deborah Jean
Deborah Jean Morgan was born Feb. 23, 1961, in San Bernardino, CA., and departed this life Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008, in Oklahoma City, at the age of 47. Debbie, the daughter of Jim and Namcy (McNamara) Hicks, was a resident of Prague. She graduated from high school in Okay, OK., and received a Bachelor's in Marketing and Tourism from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. Debbie married Danny Morgan aug. 27, 1983. Debbie was first and foremost a wife and mother. She was active in numerous activites involving her children including the athletic Booster Club, Prague Band Boosters, FFA, and scouting. She was instrumental in the formation of the Prague Education Boosters. Debbie was a member of Prague United Methodist Church, a PEO of Chapter AF in Prague, a member of Beta Sigma Phi, and a member on United Metodist Women. She was a volunteer with Prague Mainstreet and the Kolache Festival. In addition to the above acitivies, Debbie was a partner in building Danny's political career. She was preceded in death by her father. Survivors include her husband of 25 years, Rep. Danny Margan of the home; son, Zac Morgan, a freshman at Maryville University in St. Louis, MO.; daughter, Danielle Morgan, a sophomore at Prague High School; mother, Nancy Williams of Oklahoma City; brother and sister-in-law, Jima and Robin hicks of Ballston Lake, N.Y.; mother-in-law, Mattie and Frank Sauter of Prague; father-in-law, Charlie and Beverly Morgan of Oklahoma City; sister-in-law, Dottie Watson and her husband David of Prague; brother-in-law, Kenny Morgan of Chickasha; and nieces and nephews, Jaclyn, Melissa, Vanessa, Robert, and Dillon.The Morgan family will receive visitors at Parks Brothers Funeral Home 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. friday, Oct. 16, 2008. Funeral Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008 at the Prague School Auditorium in Prague with the Rev. Dyton Owen and the Rev. Sharon Capron officiating. Service is under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague. Memorials may be made to the Debbie Morgan Memorial Scholarship Fund established at BancFirst, P.O. Drawer R, or Vision Banck, P.O. Box 487, Both in Prague, OK 74864.  [Posted Oct. 16, 2008 @ 3:12 pm - www.news-star.com/obituaries] 


Nipper, Marie Lorene
Marie Lorene Nipper was born on Oct. 8, 1926, in Prague and departed this life on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2008, at her home in Prague at the age of 82. Lorene, the daughter of Clarence Mitchell and Mille Sarah (Harris) Terney, was a resident of Prague most of her life. She was a graduate of Prague High School. She married the Rev. Howard Raymond Nipper on Nov. 13, 1948, in Van Buren, AR. They pastored churches in several Oklahoma towns for many years. After retiring from the ministry in 1993, the Nipper's moved home to Prague. The Rev. Nipper preceded Lorene in death on Feb. 16, 1996. Lorene was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Prague. Her parents; one brother. Gene Terney; and one sister, Anna Mae Watson, also preceded Lorene in death. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Beryl and Dennis Vos of Prague, Donnis and Chuck Utsler of Pocasset, Jerrye Nipper of Prague ; grandchildren, Kim Terry and her husband Chuck of Konawa, Jana Goodnight and her husband Jimmy of Prague, Kyle Utsler and his wife Tami of Pocasset, Andrew Vos of Choctaw, Kelli Brown and her husband Jeromy of Pocasset; brother-in-law, Harold Watson of Shawnee; sister-in-law, Joyce Terney of Seminole; seven great-grandchildren, Dylan, Cheyanne, logan, Kiley, Brooke, Lynnie and Jalyn; numerous nieces and nephews. Lorene's family will receive friends at Parks Brothers Funeral Home at 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Prague with the Rev. Chuck Utsler officiating. Interment will follow at the Prague Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.    [Posted Oct. 14, 2008 @ 8:46 am - www.news-star.com/obituaries]


Peak-Peep (Ozaukee hunter, medicine man)

Aged nearly 95 years, who was blind during the last two years of his life, died in his spacious wigwam, near Rattlesnake creek, Lincoln county, Okla., two years ago. Peak-Peep was a very noted Ozaukee hunter, medicine man and considerable of a tribal statesman. He stuck to inherited religious ideas and refused to learn “white talk.” He once told me, “I eat over 200 boiled dogs, but not a mouthful of a hog. Sheps are the best. I feed ‘em two weeks on mile and white bread before I butchered, boiled and eat ‘em.”
[Historia, Vol. 8, Issue 6, April 1, 1921, Noted Indian Deaths, by Matt Durh]
Submitted by Cathy Danielson


Pospisil, Clara (Vobornik)
Former Prague resident Clara (Vobornik) Pospisil was born on April 12, 1913, in Prague and departed this life on Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, in Shawnee at the age of 95. Clara, the daughter of Henry and Mary (Pantlik) Vobornik, lived in Prague most of her life until 1995 when she moved to Shawnee. Clara married Jim Pospisil Jr., on Oct. 1, 1931, at her home in Prague. He preceded her in death in 1997 following 66 years of marriage. She was a homemaker and worked at the Underwood Laudry for many years. She and her husband enjoyed life; they belonged to the Prague Square Dancers and were in the first group of Prague Beseda Dancers. They also belonged to the Prague Roundup Club and anjoyed playing cards, traveling, and fishing. Clara enjoyed crocheting. She belonged to the Garden Grove Missionary Baptist Church and was a long time member of the WFLA Lodge where she was treasurer and recieved a 75-year pin. Clara's parents; son-in-law, Barrett Terrell; one brother; and four sisters also preceded her in death. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Jimmie Frederick and Brenda Pospisil of Yukon; daughters and sons-in-law, Betty Jo and Glenn Webb of Shawnee and Rose Marie and Weldon Watkins of Odessa, TX; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren, Connie and Lonnie Greenleee, Conrad and Lyn Terrell, Wenda Lynn and Terry Kelly, Kimberly Hale, Kristi Abernathy, Jimmie Robert and Amy Pospisil. The family will recieve friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel. Service will be 2 p.m. Friday at Garden Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Prague with the Rev. Mike Raines and the Rev. Charlie Clem officiating. Burial will follow at Czech National Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague. [Posted Aug. 26, 2008 @ 3:41 pm - www.news-star.com/obituaries]


Reid, Josephine Agnes
Longtime Chandler resident Josephine Agnes Reid, 88, passed away Wednesday Dec. 10, 2008 in Chandler. She was born on Jan. 20, 1920, in Biggers, AR. She resided at her home of  seventy years on the family farm in  Chandler, OK. She was the daughter of Adam and Mary Elizabeth (Auzman) Knoch. She moved with her family to Oklahoma at a young age. Josephine married Louwien Thomas Reid on May 13, 1935, in Chandler. They built their life together on the Reid homestead. Throughout her life, Josephine enjoyed attending the Chandler Southern Baptist where she was in charge of the church nursey for many years. During her working years, she worked as a receptionist, mail carrier, and a store clerk. Also during World War II, she worked as a Riveter at Douglas Aircraft. Later in life, Josephine spent nearly every weekday at the Chandler Senior Center, painting ceramics, quilting, and serving as secretary for a time. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four sons and one sister. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Debra Reid of Chandler, daughter and son-in-law; Donna and Don Geiger of Choctaw; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Chandler with Dr. Wesley Graver officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Park Cemetery in Chandler. Services are under the direction of the Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Chandler. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 6465 s. Yale ave, Suite 312, Tulsa, OK 74136-7804. [Posted Dec. 11, 2008 @ 11:11 am - www.news-star.com/obituaries]


Rikard, Charles "Chuck"
Sparks, OK., resident Charles "Chuck" Rikard died Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, at the age of 77. Service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Chandler. Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Chandler is redirecting arrangements. [Posted Oct. 20, 2008 @ 4:09 p.m. - www.news-stars.com/obituaries]


Ross, Edward Earl
Prague reside Edward Earl Ross, 84, died Thursday Dec. 25, 2008. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday Dec. 29, 2008 at the First Baptist Church in Prague under the direction of Parks Funeral Service. [Posted Dec. 26, 2008 @ 11:03 am - www.news-star.com/obituaries]


Rozell, Betty Josephine
Chandler resident Betty Jospehine Rozell, 81, died Thursday Dec. 25, 2008. Services will be Monday Dec. 29, 2008 at Friends Church in Chandler. Services are under the direction of Parks Funeral Service. [Posted Dec. 26, 2008 @ 4:35 pm - www.news-star.com/obituaries]


Seargent, Joseph "Joe" Walter Jr.
Seminole resident Joseph "Joe" Walter Seargent Jr., 79, passed away Sunday Dec. 21, 2008, in Seminole. Joseph "Joe" Walter Seargent Jr. was born on July 11, 1929, in Oklahoma City. Joe, the son of Joseph Walter Sr. and Lena Leona (Gray) Seargent, was a longtime resident of Prague. He married Betty Jean Clapp on Aug. 6, 1949, in Oklahoma City. Joe was affiliated with the Baptist faith, was a self-employed cement contractor in Oklahoma City, and was the owner of B.J. Corral in Prague. He was preced in death by his parent; five brothers, Buster, John, Marvin, Jess and Elmer; and two sisters; Thelma and Ruby. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Betty Seargent of the home and two daughters; Teresa Jean Seargent of Prague, and Debbie Louise Overby of Prague; grandchildren, Kiley and Ron Bailey of Prague, Shane and Kayla Overby of Tecumseh, Isham Overby of Tulsa; great-grandchildren, Reagan, Terron, Jillian and Branom Bailey of Prague, Boston and Wyatt Overby of Prague; sister, Vonda Males of Vian. Visitation will be at Parks Brothers Funeral Home on Tuesday Dec. 23 and Friday Dec. 26, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008 at the First Baptist Church in Prague with Bro. Tim Emmons officiating. Burial will follow at the Prague Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague. [Posted Dec. 22, 2008 @ 4:04 pm - www.news-star.com/obituaries]


Sedore, Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln Sedore, aged 51, died at his home in Chandler.
(Daily Oklahoman (31 Jan. 1911) transcribed by FoFG MZ)


Shaffner, Flossie Ana
Davenport resident Flossie Ann Shaffner, 88, died Monday Dec. 1, 2008. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church. Services under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Chandler. [Posted - Dec. 2, 2008 @ 5:17 pm-www.news-star.com/obituaries]


Shankles, Marion E.
Marion E. Shankles was born on Jan. 6, 1946, in Tahoka, TX, and departed this life on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008, at her home in Prague at the age of 62. Marion, the daughter of Joel Gorden and Verma Louise (Weemes) Carey, was a resident of Prague. She married Raymond Shankles on Sept. 23, 1974, in Fort Smith, AR. Marion  was a waitress at LaDonna's and of the Baptist faith. Her parents; two sisters, Claudine Allen and Dot Palmer; and two brothers, Bro Jim Bob Carey and John Dick Carey, preceded Marion in death. Survivors include her husband Raymond Shankles of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Raynette and Keith Barker of Clovis, NM.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gorden and Barbara Carey of Lubbock, TX, and Joel and Penny Carey of Arlington, TX; sisters and brother-in-law, Mary and JR Woods of Paden, Ann Bell Long of Garland, TX, and Ginger Phillips of Post, TX. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Prague with Bro. Tim Emmons officiating. Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague. [Posted Oct. 9, 2008 @ 2:35 pm - news-star.com/obituaries]


Smith, Irma Christine
Irma Christine Smith was born on July 18, 1924, in Prague, OK., and departed this life on Monday, December 1, 2008, in Prague, OK, at the age of 84. Irma, the daughter of Fred M. and Eva (Edmonds) Sweaney, was a life-long residents of Prague. She graduated from the Centerview School in 1942. She married Dick Smith on May 18, 1942, in Okemah, OK. She worked for amny years as a clerk Drury's 5 & 10 and was a member of View of the Cross Freewill Baptist Church. She also worked at the Prague School library and Action, Inc. Irma was preceded in death by her parents, her husband on February 28, 1987, and one sister. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Allyson Smith of Eufaula; daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Coy Farmer of Prague; brother and sister-in-law, Rev. Berton and Sue Perry of Okemah; brother-in-law, Edell Smith of Prague. grandchildren, Terry Farmer of Prague, Peggy and Milford Jenkins of St. Joseph, MO., Kirk Smith of Oklahoma City, Matt Smith of Eufaula; and great-grandchildren, Dallas Jenkins and Madison Farmer. Memorials may be made to Faith Hospice of Seminole, 2407 W. Wrangler Blvd., Seminole, OK 74868. The Smith family will receive friends at Parks Brothers Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 3, 2008 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 4, 2008, at the Prague Cemetery with Pastor Allen Wood officiating. Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague. [Posted Dec. 2, 2008 @ 4:28 pm - www.news-star.com/obituaries]


Stewart, James Solomon
James Solomon Stewart, aged 87, died at his home in Agra, after a prolonged illness.
Daily Oklahoman (30 Jan. 1911) transcribed by FoFG MZ


Sweet, James Phillip "Jimmy"
Chandler resident James Phillip "Jimmy" Sweet, 56, passed away Friday Dec. 5, 2008. He was born Dec. 2, 1952 to Leo "Bud" and Dorothy (Baker) Sweet in Chandler in Mileham Clinic, two blocks from one of his current residences. He spent most of his 56 years living in the town of Chandler where he seemed to be at home. He graduated from Chandler High School in 1971 where he excelled in track, football, and band. After school he enlisted in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam conflict and was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Paratroopers Division in Ft. Bragg, N.C. He served four years as an E-5 Sergeant and released with honorable discharge. After the Army Jim returned to Chandler where he met his wife Shirley. They were married Dec. 19, 1980 in Taos, N.M. on what was supposed to be just a ski trip. The vacation  ended in 28 years of marriage. He was  employed mostly in the Lincoln County area doing various work before settling in the property management business.  Jim was a simple man and loved the simple things in life. It seemed that Jim was known and loved by everyone. He was mostly happy  joking around and making people laugh. He was recently involved in a club with his school buddies where they were working on a backyard clubhouse. Jim also rekindled an old hobby  by purchasing a new motorcycle a few months ago. He spent most of his free weekends boating and relaxing at Lake Eufaula. Survivors include his loving wife Shirley Ann (Patterson) of the home; four sons, Brandon and wife Sarah of Shell Knob, MO., James Jr. (JJ) of Oklahoma City. Noiklus Cole and wife Emily of Chandler, and Ian James of Oklahoma City. five grandchildren, Briana, Rhiannon, Baily, Westyn and Braden all of Shell Knob, MO., sister and brother-in-law, Mary ann and Burton Bridges and their daughter Crystal, all of Chandler; mother-in-law, Edna Patterson of Cromwell, OK., and other family, his adopted family, and many friends. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Frank; father-in-law, Jim Patterson, and brother-in-law, Jimmy Wayne. Services will not be held due to Jims strict and simple wishes. He would rather have people remember him while he was living. There will be a memorial book signing set up at Parks Brothers Funeral Home in Chandler until Dec. 12, 2008. [Posted www.news-star.com/obituaries]


Testerman, Debra Kay
Prague resident Debra Kay Testerman, 54, passed away Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, in Prague. She was born Jan. 10, 1954, in Downey, CA. to Harvey Gene and Lois G. Norris Testerman. Debra graduated from Plainview High School in 1972 and worked for Braums in Ardmore and Shawnee for 25 years as manager until she took early retirement. She loved to read, watch TV and cook, but her greatest love was her pets. She was preceded in death by her parents and one infant sister, Cindy Testerman. Survivors include a sister, Jill Testerman of Shawnee; pets, Cody, Gwenny and Godfrey; two uncles, Lee Stouten of Grand Rapids, MI and Leonard Norris of Battle Creek, MI; two aunts, Pauline Norris of Battlecreek, MI and Betty Norris of Livingston, TN; and numerous cousins, all of Michigan. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Griffin-Hillcrest Funeral Home in Ardmore. [Posted - www.news-star.com/obituaries]


Thompson
Child Burned to Death
Guthrie: From Sparks, in Lincoln County, is reported the buring to death of the ten month old child of Frank Thompson. The result of the child's clothing being set on fire by its five year old brother while the two children were playing alone in the house. [The Wapanucka Press, Johnston County, Indian Territory, now Oklahoma, February 4, 1904 - submitted by Sara Hemp]



Ward, Carrol Jo
Stroud resident Carrol Jo Ward, 63, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008. Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Christian Church, Chandler. Service is under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service, Chandler. [Posted Aug. 5, 2008 @ 11:12 am - www.news-star.com/obituaries]

Ware, Jacklyn (Floyd)
Meeker resident Jacklyn (Floyd) Ware, 56, died Monday, Spet. 29, 2008, in Tecumseh. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. today at New Hope Cemetery. Service is under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service, Prague.
[Posted Oct. 01, 2008 @ 12:29 pm - www.news-star.com/obituaries]


Webster, Art Jr.
Stroud resident Art Webster Jr., 67, died Thursday Dec. 25, 2008 in Oklahoma City. Memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday Dec. 31, 2008 at First Baptist Church in Milfay, OK under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home. A private burial will follow. [Posted Dec. 26, 2008 @ 2:27 p.m. - www.news-star.com/obituaries]

West, Lewis Children
Two children of Lewis West, a farmer residing near Wild Horse, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory were burned to death on 14th inst. It appears that they were alone in the house, and set it on fire while playing with a box of matches. The mother returned while the house was burning and called to the children to rush out. One of them obeyed the summons, but was so badly burned that it died in a few moments. The other perished in the house.
(Source; Marion Herald, Marion County, AL, August 25, 1887 - Transcribed by Veneta McKinney)

Wilkerson, Lynne Elayne
Lynne Elayne (Kelton) Wilkerson was born March 8, 1949, in Oklahoma City, and departed this life Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, in Shawnee, at the age of 59. Lynne, the daughter of Max Hershel Kelton and Juanita Maye (Muncy) Kelton, was a resident of Meeker. She graduated from Prague High School with the class of 1967 where she was the drum major of the marching band and was a member of the National Honor Society, ranking 3rd in her class. She received her BA degree from Southern Nazarene Universtiy and her Paralegal certification from the University of Oklahoma, College of Law. She married Dick Wilkerson May 15, 1998, in Shawnee. She began her professional career at he Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation as a clerk typist in 1969, and was appointed as the first Project Director of the Uniform Crime Reporting Program in 1976, and in 1978 she was again promoted to Executive Assistant to the Deputy Director. In 1983 Lynne left the OSBI to pursue legal work in the private sector before resuming her employment with the State of Oklahoma in 1989. Over the next nineteen years she served as a caseworker in the Child Support Enforcement Division of the Pottawatomie County District Attorney's Office, later becoming the Office Manager. Upon her retirement, she recieved proclamations and citations for her exemplary service from the State Legislation, and Governor Brad Henry declared April 17, 2008 Lynne Wilkerson Day. Survivors include, her husband, Dick Wilkerson of the home; mother, Juanita Kelton of Prague; father, Max Kelton of Kellyville; sons and daughter-in-law, Dr. Bret Wood of Oklahoma City, and Bill and Molly Wood of Texas; brother and sister-in-law, Max Harvey and Glenda Kelton of Yukon; sister and brother-in-law, Caryl and Mike Priddy of Oklahoma City; grandchildren, Keeli and Riley Wood, and Kitera; step-children, Kim Kizarr and her husband Bryon of Marlow, K.C. Wilkerson and his wife Angela of Tecumseh, Kathy Wilson and her husband Josh of Marlow; six step-grandchildren. The family will receive friends 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, at Parks Brothers Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, at Prague United Methodist Church in Prague with the Rev. Dyton Owen and the Rev. Sharon Capron officiating. Burial will follow at the Prague Cemetery. Service is under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague. Memorials amy be made to the American Cancer Society, OKC Office, 6525 N. Meridian, Suite 110, Oklahoma City, OK 73116. [Posted Oct. 2, 2008 @ 4:12 pm -
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Willhite, George Edward
Davenport resident George Edward Willhite, 84, died Friday Dec. 19, 2008. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Monday De. 29, 2008 at Bethel Greenwood Cemetery in Chandler. Services are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Chandler. [Posted Dec. 23, 2008 @ 4:43 pm -
www.news-star.com/obituaries ]



Wyse, Troy Lee
Chandler resident Troy Lee Wyse, 81, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2008. Service will be 10 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church, Chandler. Service is under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service, Chandler. [Posted Aug. 29, 2008 -
www.news-star.com/obituaries]


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