PAUL VIRGIL ALLEN 1961-2005
Okla. - Paul Virgil Allen, 43 year-old resident of Tulsa, formerly of
Langley, died Tues., Feb. 1 at his home in Tulsa. He was born April 7,
1961 in Colorado Springs, Colo. to John V. Allen and Martha Alliene
(Phillips) Allen. Paul was a graduate of Jay High School and served in
the U.S. Army from 1980 to 1983. He worked as a carpenter until his
illness forced him to retire.
The family includes: his mother Alliene Padgett of Krebs, his father
John V. Allen of Disney, step-grandmother, Reva Scott of Vinita; one
son Adam Allen; eight brothers and sisters, David Allen of Tulsa,
Carolyn Karr and husband John of Tulsa, Pamala Senter and husband Jack
of Pass Christian, Miss., Leona Burns of Jay, Toney Lee Allen and wife
Christina of Commerce, John S. Allen of Tiajuana, Margaret Baker of
Tulsa, Richard Allen and wife Lanie of Cleora; half-brothers, Earl
Leonard Padgett and wife Lisa of Krebs, Sammy Ray Padgett and wife
Myrtle of McAlester, and Glenn Dale Padgett and wife Monica of
He was preceded in death by his step-mother Constance Louise (Connie)
Allen, and a sister, Barbara Ann Allen.
Graveside services were held Sat., Feb. 5 in the Palestine Cemetery,
near Quinton, Okla. with Pastor Justin Turner officiating.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Luginbuel South Grand
Lake Funeral Home, Langley.
Grove Sun Daily - Submitted by Gene Phillips
HAROLD MITCHELL "SONNY" ATWELL 1940-2005
Okla. - Harold Mitchell "Sonny" Atwell, Commerce, OK, died Saturday,
October 1, 2005 at his home in Commerce after an illness. He
was 65 years of age.
He was born January 2, 1940 at Salina, Oklahoma to Archie and Vera Fern
(Mitchell) Atwell and they preceded him in death. He
graduated from Dodge City High School in Dodge City, Kansas.
He had lived in Commerce for the last 20 years after moving
from Quapaw, Oklahoma where he had lived for 10 years. He
worked as a self-employed sheet rock and drywall installer until his
retirement. He honorably served in the US Army National Guard
and he was of the Baptist Faith.
He is survived by one son, Lance Atwell of Commerce, OK, three
daughters, Shelley Sears of Creed, OK, Terri Gurhellva of Boise, ID and
Tonya Burke of California; four sisters, Patsy Griffith of Denver, CO,
Sherry Wilson of Gulfport, MS, Alice Harris of West Memphis, AR, Gail
Hayes of Covington, TN, one brother, Roy Atwell of Filer, ID; a special
friend, Kathy Whitecrow, 7 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 7
nieces and 9 nephews.
Graveside services will be Tuesday, October 4, 2005 at 2:00pm at the
Ross Mayes Cemetery in Salina, OK. Rev. Kenneth Hood will
Arrangements are under the direction of Paul Thomas Funeral Home,
Grove Sun Daily -
by Gene Phillips
Eldon V. Bayless
Okla. - Eldon V. Bayless, 74, formerly of Gruver, Texas, died Saturday,
Aug. 28, 2004.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Key Funeral Home Chapel with the
Rev. Randy Bettis officiating. Burial will be in Graham Memorial
Mr. Bayless was born Feb. 14, 1930, in Gruver to Pete and Edna Box
Bayless. He owned and operated Bayless Laundry in Pryor for several
Survivors include three sons, Alfred Bayless and Wayne Bayless, both of
Pryor and Mike Bayless of Locust Grove; three daughters, Patty Jackson
and Edna Gruver, both of Pryor and Donna Goins of Spavinaw; 12
grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a brother, Arnold Bayless
of Tyler, Texas.
Globe-News, Aug. 30, 2004 - Submitted by Gene Phillips
Charles Jackson Bergman, age 80, of Adair, died Saturday afternoon at
home. Born on Dec. 9, 1903 in Wayne County, Missouri, he attended
school in Joplin, Mo.
He came to Mayes County in 1919 and was married to Verda Mae Sellick on
Aug. 14, 1925 in Vinita. He was a farmer and rancher all of his life
and he retired in 1977. He was a member of the greenbriere Freewill
Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a son, Norman Bergman, and
a daughter, Norma McNair. Survivors include is wife, Verda Mae, of the
home/ oen son, Henry Bergman of Adair; three daughters, Martha Sue
Copeland of Adair, Mary Lou Adams of Palm Springs, Ca., Charles Arric
of Pryor. Also two sisters, Naomi Frank of Warsaw, Mo. and Essie Gove
of Tampa, Fla.; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral
services were held Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 2 pm in the Grenbrier Freewill
Baptist Church with Rev. Calvin Morgan, Rev. Francis E. Berka, Sr and
Rev. Ollie Wright officiating. Burial was in the Boatman Cemetery with
the Key Funeral Home in charge.
by Chris Walters]
Funeral services for William Henry Bergman, 72 of Pryor will be held at
2 p.m. Friday in the First Baptist Church in Pryor. Dr. Wendell Lang
will officiate and burial will follow in the Bryan Chapel Cemetery in
Boatman. Services are under the direction of Key Funeral Home of Pryor
Bergman was born on Oct. 7, 1927 east of Pryor in the Welch Community,
to Charles Jackson and Melverda (Selleck) Bergman. He died on April 10,
2000 in Tulsa. He grew up and attended school in the Welch Community,
and also in Salina. He then entered the Merchant Mariens in the mid
1940's. Bergman then returned to Pryor and attended Pryor High School
graduating in 1947. He married Betty J. Bradford on Oct. 5, 1951 in the
home of the Rev. Howard Gage. He was employed by Packard Brothers
Motors in Pryor and also the Carbide Plant. He then began working for
the Pure Milk Producers Association in Tulsa as a transportation
manager for many years. In 1965 they moved to Pryor where they bought a
ranch they ran until 1996 when they moved to Pryor. He was a member of
the First Baptist Church in Pryor. He was a 32 degree Mason in the
Pryor Masonic Lodge # 100 and the Akdar Shrine of Tulsa. He was also a
member of the Mayes County Cattleman's Association.
Survivors include his wife Betty of the home; son from a former
marriage, Michael Bergman of Texas; sons Stanley Marcus and Susan
Bergman of Broken Arrow, and Kent Alan and Penny Bergman of Pryor;
daughter Lisa Anne and Jerry Dennis of Pryor; six grandchildren;
sisters Mary Burnett of Pryor and Charlene and Joe Arric of Pryor; and
a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by
sisters Norma McNair and Martha Sue (Mickey) Copeland; brother Norman
Bergman and his parents. Friends are contributing to the First Baptist
Church Building Fun in Bergman's Memory. The family will receive
visitors from 7 - 9 pm Thursday.
by Chris Walters]
Winifred Jenette, Bowlin
Jenette (McNamara) passed away on April 10, 2003 at St Ann's Home. She
was born December 26, 1910 in Tipton, OK to Odus Harry and Annie
(Sturgess) McNamara. Later the family moved to a farm near Pryor, OK,
where Winifred started to school. During her grade school years, she
was a member of the Girl Scouts and went on her first scout camping
trip to Lake Spavinaw. Her High School years were at Tipton and
Bethany. In 1927 she met Lynn Bowlin and on Easter Sunday, March 31,
1929, they were married in the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Holding,
owners of the Tipton Tribune, where Lynn was employed. Reverend Charles
P.D. Mann, Pastor of Tipton Methodist Church, performing the ceremony.
They moved to Bethany in 1931 and Winifred enrolled in the Lane Beauty
School in Oklahoma City and operated a beauty shop in Bethany until
1945. Later she owned and operated Winifred's Draperies. When their
daughter, Carol, was in grade school, Winifred again resumed her Girl
Scout work. This time as a leader, organizing the first Girl Scout
Troop in Bethany, helped establish Cookieland (east of OKC) and Camp
Red Rock near Binger, OK. After retiring in 1973, she and Lynn enjoyed
traveling, making trips to Europe, Canada and Mexico, as well as Hawaii
and 44 of the 48 contiguous states. She was a life time member of
Putnam City United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her
husband, Lynn; her parents, 1 sister and 2 brothors. Winifred is
survived by her daughter, Carol Robinson of Lawton, OK; 4
grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; 1 nephew; 1 niece and many
friends. The family would like to thank Mercy Hospice, Victoria Lodge,
RN and St. Ann's Home for the loving care given to Winifred. Graveside
services will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 12, 2003 at Chapel
Hill Memorial Gardens with O. Duane Snavely, Chaplin Hospice
officiating. GUARDIAN WEST 41 & N. MacArthur 495-9292
in the Oklahoman on 4/12/2003. - Submitted by Gene Phillips
Brewer, 75, of Amarillo died Sunday, July 31, 2005.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Dreamland Cemetery in
Canyon with the Rev. Jerry Hopkins officiating. Arrangements are by
Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Mrs. Brewer was born April 12, 1930, in Spavinaw, Okla. She worked as
the administrative manager for the Amarillo Caf. For more than 57
years, she was a devoted homemaker and true gift of God. She was a
member of First Assembly of God Church.
She married Arthur "Artie" Brewer on June 11, 1948, in Amarillo.
Survivors include her husband, and three brothers, Gene Hopkins, Ray
Hopkins and Jerry Hopkins, all of Amarillo.
The family suggests memorials be to the Harrington Cancer Center, 1500
Wallace Blvd., Amarillo, TX 79105.
Globe-News, Aug. 1, 2005 - Submitted by Gene Phillips
Shirley Ruth Brown
LAKE TOWNE, Okla. - Shirley Ruth Brown, 60, formerly of Amarillo, died
Tuesday, May 26, 1998.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with
the Rev. Glen Walton officiating. Burial will be in Llano Cemetery by
Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2820 Virginia Circle.
Mrs. Brown was born in Clovis, N.M., and married William Brown in 1963
at Amarillo. She had lived in Grand Lake Towne for five years.
She opened and operated Shirley's Steak House in Beeville from
1979-1988. She had been secretary and sales manager for Drug Wholesale
Mrs. Brown was a member of Order of the Eastern Star and Church of
Survivors include her husband; a son, Terry Lee Brown of Amarillo; two
daughters, Barbara Ann Denney of Friendswood and Vickie Lynn Kite of
McAlester, Okla.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Globe News - 28 May 1998 - Submitted by Gene Phillips
Loyce M. Campbell 1923 - 2005
M. Campbell, 82, a retired retail bookkeeper, passed away Tuesday, June
14, 2005, in Pryor, Okla.
Graveside service: 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.
Loyce was born May 1, 1923, in Vernon. She graduated from Roanoke High
School in 1941 and married Gail Lee Campbell on July 2, 1954. She was a
longtime resident of Haltom City and member of Glenview Baptist Church.
Loyce was preceded in death by her husband, Gail Lee Campbell.
Survivors: Son, David Campbell and wife, Karen, of Locust Grove, Okla.;
daughter, Debra Sanderson of Springtown; sisters, Dorothy Young of
Haslet, Ozella Rivers of Rotan and Billie Giles and husband, Nelson, of
Cleburne; brother-in-law, Sam Campbell and wife, Helen, of Waco;
grandchildren, Jennifer, Mark, Natasha and Shannon;
great-grandchildren, Trinity, Chloe and Venessa; numerous nieces,
nephews; and a host of other loving family.
in the Star-Telegram on 6/17/2005. - Submitted by Gene Phillips
Services for Lillie Arneecher Castro will be held Friday March 3rd,
2006 at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Viewing will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday March 2nd, 2006. Lillie Castro was born August 27, 1936 to
Jacob and Eliza Arneecher in Salina, OK. She was baptized on July 9th,
1965 at the First Indian Baptist Church in Muskogee, OK. She attended
Oaks School in Oaks, OK where she was a top student and an exceptional
basketball player. She graduated from Oaks School in 1955. After
graduation, she moved to Bakersfield and has been a resident here since
that time. Lillie was employed at Truxtun Manor Retirement Home for 25
years. Lillie is preceded in death by her parents Jacob and Eliza
Arneecher; her brothers -- Joe Arneecher; Sam Arneecher; Ned Arneecher;
her sister -- Lena Cobb. She is survived by her loving husband Albert
Castro; her son Alan Castro and his wife Tracey; her granddaughters
Stacey and Jennifer Castro; and her great-grandsons Damian Moreno and
Nathan Mendez; sisters Dora Grayson and Bettie Lou Gifford. Lillie is
also survived by her extended family -- daughters and their spouses
Annie and Bob Welch; Rosie and Robert Espinoza; sons and their spouses
-- Zeke and Carmen Castro; Jake and Lydia Castro; Johnny and Mary
Castro; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews
whom she loved very much. Lillie was a loving, caring person who
touched the lives of many people -- strangers as well as family
members. She will always be loved and remembered. Lillie Arneecher
Castro Aug. 27, 1936 - Feb. 24, 2006 Hillcrest Memorial Park Legacy.com
in the Bakersfield Californian on 3/1/2006. Submitted by Gene Phillips
Joyce Elaine Cearley 1944-2005
SALINA, Okla. - Joyce Elaine Cearley, 60, died Saturday, January 22,
2005 at Springdale, Ark.
Joyce was born on May 28, 1944 in Pixley, Calif. to Jack Brown and
Geneva Wood Reed. She married Wayne Cearley on December 18, 1959. Joyce
loved working in her yared and garden, crocheting and enjoyed her
family and friends.
Survivors include: her husband, Wayne of Salina, Okla.; her mother,
Geneva Wood Reed; her stepmother, Pauline Brown; children, Tammy Gray
and husband, Steve of Disney, Okla.; Jennifer Cearley of Sapulpa,
Okla., Betsy Terrell and Tommy Cearley, both of Salina, Okla.;
grandchildren, Zach Long of Calif., Travis Long and Brittany Long of
Disney, Okla., Jeffery Terrell, Greggery Terrell, Cody Cearley, all of
Salina, Okla.; great grandson, Hunter Wayne Long of Calif.,; brothers
and sister, John Brown of Grove, Charles Brown of Eucha, Okla., Barbara
Vanover of Spavinaw, Okla., Joy Kelly of Jay, Okla., Buddy Threlkeld of
Grove; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her
father; Jack Brown, brother; Andy Brown and granddaughter; Sydney Lutz.
Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 29,
2005 at Jay Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness.
Arrangements are under the direction of Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home,
Grove Sun Daily - Submitted by Gene Phillips
Chris Fabrizio, 45
service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Dalton-Holmes Funeral Chapel for
Chris Fabrizio, 45, Locust Grove, who died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004, at
Locust Grove Care Center.
The son of Steven Angelo and Hazel (Blackburn) Fabrizio, he was born
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1959, in Denison, Texas. He was of the Catholic faith.
He is survived by his mother, Colbert; sister Angela Fabrizio, Denton,
Texas; brother Charles Fabrizio, Springfield, Mo.; uncle and aunt
Kenneth Blackburn and wife Jessie, Nida; aunt Inez Falcone, Fort Worth,
Texas; uncle Marion Blackburn, McAlester; aunt Loise Schindler,
Denison; aunt Olivia Fisher, Denison; close friend Charles Guinn,
Locust Grove; and special nephew Alan Fraizer.
Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Denison.
Dalton-Holmes Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
by Gene Phillips
Pryor, Okla. – Graveside
services for Jerry Don Lane, 60, of
Liberty, Kan., will be Thursday at 1 p.m. in Fairview Cemetery in Pryor
the Rev. Glenn Lewis officiating. Services are under the direction of
Funeral Home of Pryor.
Mr. Lane died Sunday at Jane
Phillips Medical Center in
He was born July 14, 1943, in
Pryor to Cecil and Myrtle (Thomas)
Lane. He graduated from Strang High School in 1961 and received a
education from Northeastern State College in Tahlequah in 1966.
He had taught and coached at
schools in Iron Post, Okla.,
Salina, Strang, Osage and South Coffeyville. He concluded his career in
education in Spavinaw, where he coached, taught and served as
for eight years.
After his retirement, he
operated the D Bar J Ranch in rural
Liberty and owned and operated Lane Motor CO. in Coffeyville, Kan.
He was a former member of
Ironworkers Local 584 in Tulsa,
and a past commander of the Sons of the American Legion Squad 20.
Survivors include his wife,
Deanna, of the home; two sons,
Jerry Don “Bub” Lane Jr., Liberty and John Lane, Independence, Kan.; a
Brent Booth, Cherryvale, Kan.; a stepdaughter, Janet Bernd, Cherryvale;
mother, Myrtle Lane, Pryor; a sister, Betty Maddux, Pryor; two
“Sonny” Lane, Strang, and Bob Lane, Pryor, and 15 grandchildren.
unknown, died May 16, 2004, transcribed from a card submitted by AW)
Betty Jane Patterson
Betty Jane Patterson, 64, a
lifetime resident of Delaware,
Okla., died Wednesday (March 21, 2001) in the Osage Nursing Home in
Mrs. Patterson was born on
June 2, 1936, at Lenapah,
Oklahoma, and received her education in the Lenapah school district.
nearly all of her life in the Delaware area. Her hobbies included
puzzles and playing cards.
Survivors include one
daughter, Johnnie Fauvergue of
Independence; one sister, Billy Jean Shimuzu of Magalia, Calif., and
Graveside services will be
10:30 a.m. Friday in the Spavinaw
Strang Cemetery near Spavinaw, Okla.
Burial will be under the
direction of Benjamin Funeral
Service, Nowata. (Newspaper Unknown, transcribed by FOFG-AW)
Jack Riley, Jr.
LOCUST GROVE, Dec. 13. – Jack Riley jr., aged 15,
member of a well known Cherokee family, died in a hospital at Pryor
yesterday evening from a pistol wound sustained the day previous.
(Tulsa World (14 Dec. 1921) transcribed by FoFG MZ - submitted by MZ)
Pryor, Okla – Services for
Terry James Sixkiller, 43, of
Pryor, Okla., were conducted Thursday at Stephens Memorial Chapel in
the Rev. Ralph Heiney officiating..
Memorials are suggested to
the Terry Sixkiller Steelworkers
Local No. 8511 Needy Children’s Fund and they may be sent to the Mayes
Mr. Sixkiller died Sunday in
He was born June 14, 1957 in
Coffeyville, Kan., to Mark and
Lillian Sixkiller. He had lived in Pryor for the past 19 years, moving
from Independence, Kan. He graduated from Wann High School in 1975 and
Rogers State University in Claremore, Okla. He had been employed at
Foundry as a steelworker for 19 years and was a member of the
Local No. 8511.
He married Alice Quigley on
Sept. 30, 1977 in Independence
and she survives.
Other survivors include three sons, Christopher Sixkiller,
Claremore, Clayton Sixkiller and John Sixkiller, both of the home; his
Lillian Sixkiller, Spavinaw, Okla.; two brothers, Dr. Arthur Sixkiller,
Okla. And Donnie Sixkiler, Spavinaw and a sister, Sharon Sixkiller,
Okla. (Newspaper unknown, died June 23, 2000, transcribed from a card