McClain County, Oklahoma

OBITS

Arthur Edward McGowen

Arthur Edward McGowen Born March 22, 1922 Died July 16, 2008. Arthur was always there to give a helping hand when needed and was the person the family and extended family went to in time of need. He could be counted on for advice, love and support through any crisis. He will be missed by all. Arthur is survived by his 4 children, Sharon McElroy and husband Ed of Plano, TX, Chuck McGowen of OKC, OK, Joni Baquerizo of Dallas, TX and Pat Gastineau and husband Charlie of Midwest City his sister, Velma Pirtle of Plano, TX sister-in-law, Thelma Shobert of Purcell 4 grandchildren 8 great-grandchildren as well as many other family and friends. Arthur was preceded in death by his loving wife, Nova 5 sisters and 3 brothers. Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 Saturday, July 19, 2008, at the Wilson-Little Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Ray Wade officiating. Burial will follow at the Hillside Cemetery in Purcell under the direction of the Wilson-Little Funeral Home.


Flossie Lucille McCray


Funeral for Flossie Lucille McCray, 90, Purcell, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Wilson-Little Funeral Home Chapel, Purcell with the Rev. Barry McConathy officiating.

Mrs. McCray died Sunday, April 27, 2008.

Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Purcell.

She was born April 24, 1918, in Marshall, Ark., to James Carroll Harness and Lucy Elizabeth Venables. She grew up on a farm near Mountain View, and graduated from Cowden High School. During World War II she was a "Rosie The Riveter" in an airplane factory in Dallas. She married Warren T. McCray on Feb. 5, 1945 in Oklahoma City. She and her husband raised Quarter Horses for show. She was a charter member of First Baptist East in Lawton.

Survivors include a son and his wife, Dennis McCray and wife Sherry; two grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends


Elizabeth Nadine McCaslin

10/4/1918 - 1/26/2007

Elizabeth Nadine McCaslin, 88, of Lexington died Friday, at Wadley's Care Center in Purcell.
Services: Tuesday at Wilson-Little Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Wayne Brown and Duane Elmore officiating. Burial will follow at the Hillside Cemetery in Purcell.

Mrs. McCaslin was born in Miami to Samuel Smith Graff and Willa Dee Garrison Graff. She grew up and attended school in Miami. In 1940, she married Lawrence Sparks. They made a home in Chickasha where Mrs. McCaslin owned and operated Nadine's Cafeteria for 23 years. In 1960, she married H.H. "Buddy" Cruse. He died in 1986. In 1994, she married Vernon McCaslin of Lexington. Mrs. McCaslin was a member of the Johnson Road Baptist Church in Purcell and visited Memorial Assembly of God Church in Purcell with Vernon. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, crocheting and cooking.

Mrs. McCaslin was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; and sisters Irene Graff, Lillian Heavins and Betty Sheldon.

She is survived by her husband Vernon McCaslin of the home; daughters Gay Ann VanSchuyver and husband Dwain of Purcell and Linda Jo Ashworth and husband Byron of Pinecliffe; stepdaughter Mildred Archer and husband Bob of Lexington; brother-in-law Jimmy Sheldon of Claremore; five grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four stepgreat- grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.  


Kelvin Mauldin

(Oklahoma Statewide Deaths Published Thursday, October 12, 2006 in The Oklahoman) * MAULDIN, Kelvin, 46, died Wednesday. Graveside services 10 a.m. Saturday, Hillside Cemetery (Wilson-Little, Purcell).


Willard Lee Mantooth

Funeral services for Willard Lee Mantooth, 88, of Wayne were held April 4, 2003 at Wilson-Little Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Brown officiating.
Interment was at Hillside Cemetery under the direction of Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell.
Mr. Mantooth died April 1, 2003 at Purcell Municipal Hospital.
He was born Sept. 12, 1914 in Peavine, near Rosedale, one of eight children of Albert Berry Mantooth and Ollie Birth Mantooth. He was reared in McClain County, attending school in Washington.
In his early adult years he owned a construction company and later was owner/operator of a trucking company. He lived in Purcell for many years before moving to Wayne 18 years ago.
Mr. Mantooth married Ida Lee Duffy on Sept. 14, 1964 in Gainesville, Texas.He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Purcell.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Jerry Mantooth; three brothers, Lawrence, Russell and Albert; three sisters, Bea Estep, Clara Miller and Joan Thomas and a grandson, Shane Spencer.
Survivors include his wife, Lee Mantooth, of the home; four children, Carroll Price and Willard B. Mantooth and his wife, Rena, all of Wayne, Carolyn Wall and her husband, Dale, of Bridge Creek and Brenda Mantooth of Purcell; one sister, Lois Doughty of Purcell; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Randy Willingham, Ronnie Ray, Shawn Spencer, Chad Mantooth, Berry Mantooth and Richard Locke.
Honorary pallbearers were Charlie Sherman, Ray Sharp, James Laughlin, Terry Lawson, J.B. Barthalomew, Weldon Cranford, Benny McGowen, Cotton Beck, Monk Pritchett and Dr. Ed Lee.
Memorials may be made to the Alpha Okies, lung association, P.O. Box 208, Lexington, OK 73051.


Marie "Cox" McKay

Marie McKay of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma was born to Walter Harmon and Ruth Mae (Woods) Cox on May 30, 1922 in Temple, Oklahoma and passed from this life on September 21, 2008 at her home near Pauls Valley at the age of 86 years.

Marie grew up and attended school at Temple, graduating in 1941.

On August 3, 1952, Marie married Bill McKay in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Together they made their home there before moving to Pauls Valley in 1972.

Marie was a member of the Elmore City First Baptist Church. She loved being at home and enjoyed reading, traveling, deer hunting, and playing jacks with her grandchildren.

Mrs. McKay is survived by her daughter: Jonita Snow and her husband Joe of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma; two brothers: Jim Cox and his wife Lavetta of Comanche, Oklahoma, and Earl Cox and his wife Dean of Temple, Oklahoma; four grandchildren: Melissa Turner, Melanie McKay, Payton Hamm and Michael Connor McKay; and four great-grandchildren: Austin McKay, Lennon Haworth, Dylan Turner and Ashlyn Turner.

Mrs. McKay was preceded in death by her husband: Bill McKay; one son: Michael Wayne McKay on September 26, 1991; her parents: Harmon and Mae Cox; and one sister: Mildred Joella Cox.

Funeral services for Mrs. McKay are scheduled for Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at 10 a.m. in the Wooster Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Bruce McCray officiating.

Interment will be in the Hillside Cemetery in Purcell, Oklahoma under the direction of Wooster Funeral Home.

You may send a condolence to the family at www.woosterfuneralhomes.com. 


Kie Methvin


Funeral services for Kie Methvin, 73, of Oklahoma City will be held Friday, Feb. 14, 2003 at Wadley's Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Joe Rhodes and the Rev. Rick Noel officiating. Interment will be at Hillside Cemetery under the direction of Wadley's Funeral Service.
Mrs. Methvin died Feb. 12, 2003 at her home in Oklahoma City.
She was born Aug. 22, 1929 in Kashima, Japan. She had lived in Oklahoma City since 1967, coming from Japan.
In February 1953 she married John Methvin in Colby, Japan. She was a military wife living on several military bases.
Mrs. Methvin was a housewife and a member of Brookhaven Baptist Church in Norman.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother and one sister.
Survivors include her husband, John, of the home; two daughters, Carol Ann Rhodes and her husband, Joe, of Edmond and Betty Ann Noel and her husband, Rick, of Oklahoma City; one brother; one sister and five grandchildren.


J. W. Meyers

Funeral services for J.W. Meyers, 73, of Norman will be held Saturday, April 16, 2005 at 10 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Purcell. Interment will be at Hillside Cemetery in Purcell under the direction of Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell.
Mr. Meyers died April 10, 2005 at Veterans Hospital in Oklahoma City.
He was born Feb. 17, 1932 in Minco, the oldest of two sons born to John Meyers and Gertha Marie Blagg Meyers. He was reared in Purcell, graduating from Purcell High School with the Class of 1951.
Mr. Meyers married Gwen Tramel of Wayne May 17, 1952 in Oklahoma City.
He was drafted in the U.S. Army in 1953 and served 18 months in Korea. He was honorably discharged May 12, 1956 after serving his country for two years.
After the war, the Meyers moved to California where he began working in the construction business. They lived in California for nine years and then moved to Washington State in 1965. While living in Washington, he was injured in an auto accident in 1969 that left him paralyzed.
In 1971 his family moved back to Purcell and for the past eight years they have lived in Norman.
Mr. Meyers was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Purcell, a lifetime member of the Paralyzed Veterans of America and had kept his membership with the Southern California Carpenters Union and the Carpenters Union of Western Washington.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Gwen Meyers, of the home in Norman; two sons, Rick Meyers of Noble and Mark Meyers and his wife, Nancy, of Norman; one grandson and one brother, Bob Meyers of Bakersfield, Calif.
Pallbearers will be Don Sherman, Bob Huddleston, Bill Bacon, Glen Christian, Hap Jones and Ron Fishburn.
Honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Sherman, Wendell Little, J.E. Mullins, J.B. Parks, Thurman Vaughn, Ralph Wall, Johnny Norvell and Larry Ewing.
Purcell Register, April 14, 2005 


Zachary Thomas Micha

Zachary Thomas Micha, born on March 1, 2005, at Raleigh, N.C. to Carissa Ferren and Pete Micha. Passed away Monday, May 30, 2005, at his home in Oklahoma City.

"Jesus Loves me! This I know, as He loved so long ago. Taking children on His knee saying Let them come to Me."

Survivors include parents: Pete and Carissa; brother; Caleb Micha of Lindsay; paternal grandparents; Deborah Eastwood and Leroy Mize of Maysville and Pete and Marty Micha of Wendell, N.C.; great grandmother; Alice Glover of Arlington, Tx; maternal grandparents; Dick and Teresa Holloway of Acworth, Georgia, and great grandfather Richard Ferren of OKC, as well as other relatives and friends the family made throughout the years.

Chapel services will be held Friday, June 3, 2005, at 1:00PM at the Winans Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Billy Davenport officiating.


Bobby Joe Miller, Jr.

Purcell, Oklahoma - MILLER, Bobby Joe Jr., 47, died Sunday. Graveside services Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007 at Hillside Cemetery (Wilson-Little FH, Purcell).


V. D. Mitchell

Gunnery Sergeant, V D Mitchell, age 82, (Chickasaw Native) of Purcell, passed away Saturday, November 8, 2008 at his home in Purcell.
He was born on March 28, 1926 in Madill, OK. He was the youngest of seven children born to Forrest Bedford Mitchell and Elizabeth Guess Mitchell. V D grew up a farm boy near Madill where he loved being outdoors and learned how to shoot a rifle. This was the beginning of his career in the U. S. Marine Corps and being military sharp shooter.
V D joined the 23rd Marines, 4th division on June 7, 1944 and proudly served his country 20 years, seven months and 10 days before being honorably discharged. He served during three wars; in WWII as a sniper and fire team leader, in the Korean Conflict as a squad leader, in the Vietnam War as a non commissioned officer in charge of first Marine Division Sniper School. He also served two years (combat) in northern China.
V D's tour of duty and accomplishment included numerous citations and awards including; two Purple Hearts, two Presidential Unit Citations, was the untied, unbeaten World Record holder with the M-1 rifle and two time National Rifle Champion at Camp Perry, Ohio in 1955 and 1958. When he retired in 1964, he was acknowledged as the greatest shot in USMC history and the only Marine with a perfect score on the qualification course. On Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008, V D was inducted into the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame.
V D married his childhood friend Deloris Cardinal on November 29, 1949. After retiring from the Marines, they made their home in California for eight years before moving to Purcell in 1976. For 13 years he worked for the Loomis Armored Car Co. as a driver and courier. V D was a member and elder of the First Christian Church in Purcell.
His lifelong hobby and pastime was shooting rifles and handguns. When he was younger he enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Pauline, Jessie, Tessie and Anna Bee and one brother, Clayton Mitchell.
He is survived by his wife, Deloris Mitchell of the home in Purcell; son, David Lee Mitchell and his wife, Melba, of Purcell; brother, Herschell Mitchell of Ringling, OK; two grandchildren, Christopher Mitchell and Elizabeth Mitchell and her fiancé, Robert Watts; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday November 12, 2008 at Wilson-Little Funeral Home Chapel in Purcell. Officiating will be the Rev. Bill Shields. Pallbearers will be the USMC Honor Guard. Interment will be at Hillside Cemetery in Purcell. 


Marilyn Kay "Miller" Montroy

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


Boyd Moore

Funeral services for Mr. Moore, 87, of Purcell, were held July 2, 2003 at Wilson-Little Funeral Home Chapel with his grandson, the Rev. Jason Kelly, officiating. Mr. Moore died at Lexington Nursing Home.

Born the 5th of 6 children of Roy and Lula Willingham Moore, he was reared in the Garvin County area and married Lucille Williams Nov. 22, 1937 and together they reared 6 children. He worked as a dairy farmer for 30 years and for nearly 20 years for McClain County District Two, retiring in 1976.

Preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lucille, on July 24, 1989; brothers, Roy and Robert Moore and sisters, Lula Baker and Sally Amos, he is survived by a son, Allen "Butch" Moore and his wife, Sue, of Roff; 5 daughters, Kaye Kelly and her husband, J.W., Nelda Gray, Linda Vaughn, and her husband, David, and Brenda Henry Lee and her husband, Leon, all of Purcell, and Charlotte Weaver and her husband, Terry, of Wayne; sister, Opal Baker of Purcell; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers: grandsons, Greg, Tim and Jason Kelly, Jeff Weaver, Johnnie Brown, Jackie Moore and Justin and Josh Henry. Honorary pallbearers: granddaughters, Amy Gray, Stacey Meyer and Candaice Whitaker.

Memorials: Union Hill Baptist Church, where he was a member.


George Raymond Moore Jr.

George Raymond "Ray" Moore Jr., 66, of Purcell, Okla., died Monday, Jan. 8, 2007, at his home in Purcell. He was born Jan. 6, 1941, to George Raymond and Velma Katherine (Dearing) Moore Sr. in Española.

Ray lived in Purcell for the past 3 12 years, coming from Albuquerque. He was raised and attended school in Española. On May 5, 1959, Ray was inducted into the United States Army. During his enlistment he was a Radio Relay Operator and Carrier Operator. He was honorably discharged May 5, 1962, with the rank of Spc. 4.

On Aug. 5, 1961, Ray and Beatrice Aylesworth were united in marriage in Muleshoe, Texas. Ray completed Pipe Trades Apprentice School. He was a union pipefitter working for Local 412 in Albuquerque. He worked for 25 years in Farmington, retiring in 2002.

Ray was of the Protestant faith. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, puttering around the farm on his tractor and his grandchildren.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Beatrice, of the home; daughters, Beverly Bixler and husband, Tom, of Farmington, Marcia Mawman and husband, Tom, of The Colony, Texas, and Paula Hand and husband, Steve, of Norman, Okla.; brothers, Kenneth Moore and wife, Linda, of Aspermont, Texas, and Lloyd Moore and wife, Judy, of Berthoud, Colo.; sisters, Katherine Hennigh and husband, Herb, of Page, Ariz., Peggy Perry and husband, Steve, of Owasso, Okla., and Tonia Brunk and husband, Jim, of Las Vegas, Nev.; six grandchildren, Thomas Anthony Bixler Jr., Steven Daniel Bixler, Brian Dean Bixler, Jeremiah Thomas Mawman, Bethany Carrie Mawman and Nathan David Hand; and a host of other relatives and friends who will miss him greatly.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 11, at Hillside Cemetery in Purcell.

Pallbearers are Steven Bixler, Brian Bixler, Tommy Bixler, Tom Mawman, Steve Hand and Tom Bixler

Arrangements are with Wadley's Funeral Service, 303 W. Washington in Purcell, (405) 527-6687. 


Leland Wesley Moore

Funeral services for Leland Wesley Moore, 65, of Goldsby were held April 28, 2007 at First Baptist Church in Washington with the Rev. Davies Vanpool officiating. Interment was at Hillside Cemetery in Purcell under the direction of Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell.

Mr. Moore died April 26, 2007 at the VA Medical Center in Oklahoma City after battling leukemia for over two years.

He was born Dec. 21, 1941 in Woodward, the middle child of five of Allen Moore and Sarah Elizabeth Steinmetz Moore. He was reared in Dewey County. His parents were school teachers and in 1955 the family moved to Purcell. After graduating from Purcell High School in 1959, he attended the University of Oklahoma and was in the ROTC program.

Mr. Moore married Lynda Freeze July 31, 1963 in Purcell.

After receiving a bachelors of science degree from the University of Oklahoma, he was commissioned and entered the U.S. Air Force flight school in Del Rio, Texas. After completing the training, he served his country for five years, flying a C-130 during the Vietnam War. On April 22, 1969 he was honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force.

Mr. and Mrs. Moore had eight children. The family lived for 17 years in the Purcell, Washington and Goldsby areas. Prior to that they lived in Moore for 15 years and Alaska for six years.

After leaving the Air Force, he began his career as a commercial airline pilot with Red Dodge Aviation in Alaska. In his 35 year career, he flew for many different companies including Saturn, Trans-America, Cargo Lux, Korean Airlines, Kitty Hawk, American International Airways and Polar Air & Cargo. In 1980 he reached a career goal of flying 747's.

Mr. Moore was a member of the Airline Pilot Association and a lifetime member of the NRA.

He was an active member of First Baptist Church in Washington where he also served as a deacon.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Lon Jason Moore and Luke Jared Moore and one sister, Anna Beth Kvicala.

Survivors include his wife, Lynda Moore, of the home in Goldsby; six children, Leslee Moore and his wife, Victoria, of Houston, Texas, Nicole Moore and her husband, Ramon Wu, of Tulsa, Lorrin Moore and his wife, Christina, of Chicago, Ill., Lance Moore and his wife, Michele, of Blue Ridge, Texas, Lana Moore of Providence Village, Texas, and Landon Moore of Goldsby; three brothers, Allen Rea Moore and his wife, Gail, and Francis Moore and his wife, Christi, all of Norman, and Charles Moore and his wife, Linda, of Atlanta, Ga.; one brother-in-law, Bill Kvicala of Topeka, Kan., and nine grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Paul Cunningham, Allen Brakefield, Charles Milligan, Blythe Wilson, J.D. Kinard, Clayton Fisher and Bob Burgess.


Madaline Smith Moore
Marietta Monitor
Friday, July 16, 1999

Services for Madaline Smith Moore of Oklahoma City were at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday in the Wilson-Little Funeral Home Chapel in Purcell with Rev. James Pittman officiating.
Mrs. Moore was born May 27, 1913, near Paoli, the daughter of Frank Arthur and Lillian Strong Smith, and died July 10, 1999, at the Edmond Medical Center.
Mrs. Moore grew up in Purcell and graduated from Purcell High School in 1935. She attended Oklahoma University for two years and National School of Business where she graduated in 1941. After graduation she worked for Rackley Furniture-Hardware & Funeral Home in Purcell before moving to Oklahoma City in 1943. In Oklahoma City she was the bookkeeper for the Oklahoma Vending Company and retired after working 35 years. She and Alden L. Moore were married in Gainesville, Texas, in 1948.
A member of Trinity Baptist Church in Oklahoma City and the Purcell Rebekah Lodge, Mrs. Moore was an avid OU fan and also loved all animals. In honor of her 85th birthday, a party was held at the opening game of the Bricktown Ballpark.
Survivors include three sisters-in-law, Beryle Moore of Ardmore, Billie Russell of Thackerville and Frankie Tucker of Texas City, Texas; cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Mrs. Moore was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Lillian Smith; her husband, Alden Moore in 1978; and two infant brothers.
Arrangements were directed by Wilson-Little Funeral Home with interment in Hillside Cemetery, Purcell. Pallbearers were Curtis Moore, Robert Moore, Juan Carlos Strong, Tim Moore, Chris McCormick and Johnie Haynes.


Lillian Elizabeth "Crabtree" Mote

Funeral services for Lillian Elizabeth Mote, 94, of Van Buren, Ark., formerly of Wayne, will be held today (Thursday), Dec. 14, 2006 at 10 a.m. at Wilson-Little Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dylan Cole officiating. Interment will be held at Hillside Cemetery in Purcell under the direction of Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell.

Mrs. Mote died Dec. 8, 2006 at Peachtree Palliative Unit in Van Buren. She was born June 26, 1912 in McClain County, the eighth child of Cecil Redman Crabtree and Clara Fredona Graham. She graduated from Wayne High School. On Oct. 15, 1932 she married Homer Mote in Pauls Valley. Together they reared a son and a daughter, William Glen and Phyllis.

Mrs. Mote was a farmer's wife, sharing in the daily work. She retired as a cook from Central State Hospital in Norman. She was an officer for the Wayne Senior Citizens, a member of the McClain County Home Extension and a member of Wayne United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Homer Mote; four sisters, Callie, Juanita, Floeta and Mary and five brothers, James, Ted, Earl, Gilbert and George.Survivors include one son, Bill Mote of Amarillo, Texas, and his fiance, Kay Anderson; one daughter, Phyllis Lane of Van Buren, Ark.; one sister, Hattie Yoachum of Prague; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Ted Capps, Jerry Smith, Gary Flowers, Joe Don Harper, Steve Harper, Garland Anderson and Cody McPherson. {published in the Purcell Register December 14 2006}



Bobbye "McCann" Mullins

The Norman Transcript

Published: June 28, 2006 12:00 am

Bobbye Mullins, 73, of Collierville, Tenn., formerly of Purcell died Saturday, June 24, at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis. Services will be 10 a.m. today at Wilson-Little Funeral Home Chapel in Purcell. Burial will be at Hillside Cemetery in Purcell.

Mrs. Mullins was born Jan. 24, 1933, in Purcell, to Dixson and Viola Jane Adams McCann. On July 11, 1950, she married Corky Joel Mullins in Ceres, Calif. Mrs. Mullins worked as a homemaker and as a graphic artist.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dixson and Ola McCann; brother Donnie McCann; sister Irene Hansche; and infant daughter Connie Mullins.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years; daughters Kayla Bowden and Karla Montgomery; sons Randy Mullins, Harold Mullins and Merl Mullins, all of Tennessee; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters Fredia Donathan and LaDon Kennedy; and many other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Sidney Murray

Funeral services for Sidney Murray, 81, of Wayne were held April 14, 2003 at Wilson-Little Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Bassett and the Rev. Leroy Looper officiating. Interment was at Hillside Cemetery under the direction of Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell. Mr. Murray died April 11, 2003 at his home in Wayne. He was born Aug. 22, 1921 in Wayne, the oldest of five children of Cecil Velmar Murray and Anna Jane Fielder Murray.
Mr. Murray married Lillian Clagg of Payne on May 17, 1941 in Purcell. Together the couple lived in the Rosedale and Wayne communities most of their lives.
He worked as a farmer and rancher up until the age of 80. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister, Goldie Marie Murray.
Survivors include his wife, Lillian Murray, of the home; one daughter, Janet McGowen and her husband, Benny, of Wayne; two brothers, Melvin Murray and his wife, Joan, of Maysville and C.V. Murray Jr. and his wife, June, of Wayne; one sister, Naomi Murray of Maysville; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Terry McGowen, Kirk McGowen, D.W. Clagg, Erick Clagg, Matt Clagg, Casey Clagg and Mickey McGowen.
Honorary pallbearers were Bill Powell, Joe McGowen, Sidney McGowen, Oliver Ray, Warren Thompson and Leroy Looper.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Rosedale, 12739 Indian Meridian, Wayne, OK 73095.


Vera Faye "Boudreau" Naeher

Funeral Mass for Vera Faye Boudreau Naeher, 88, of Purcell, Oklahoma will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, December 31, 2007 at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church in Norman. Rosary service will be held at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, December 30, 2007 at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church.

Vera Faye Boudreau Naeher was born May 12, 1919 in Purcell, Oklahoma the daughter of John Henry and Rosana (Marcotte) Boudreau and died Wednesday, December 26, 2007 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Vera grew up in Purcell and graduated from Purcell High School as salutatorian. She lived most of her life in Oklahoma City. She and John Raymond Naeher were married December 12, 1941 in Taylor County, Texas. He preceded her in death in 1979.

Vera was a member of the Catholic Church. She volunteered and worked with the St. Vincent DePaul Society. She was also preceded in death by: parents; 9 brothers and sisters. Survivors include: 3 sons and their wives: John and Sam Naeher of Tuttle, David and Mary Naeher of Tuttle, Terry and Judy Naeher of Moore; 1 daughter: Barbara Harris of Garland, Texas; 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives Interment will be in the Hillside Cemetery, Purcell, under the direction of Sevier Funeral Home. 


Johnny Ray Odom

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


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