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Name:      Billy Joe Meeks, age 73, of Oklahoma City and formerly of the Ashland area.
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BORN:    February 28, 1932 at Stigler, Ok to William Henry and Ollie Ora B. (Smith) Meeks.
 
Passed Away:     Sunday, April 3, 2005 at Oklahoma City.
Age:     73 years 1 month 6 days
 
Education:     attended Ashland and California schools.
 
Married:     Janice Lavanda Walkup in 1954 at McAlester, ok.
Irene S. Scott in 1992 at oklahoma city.
 
Occupation:      He worked as a welder-fabricator for American Trailer Manufacturing for over 26 years.
 
Church Affiliation:      he was of the Baptist faith.
 
 
       SURVIVED BY
 
Wife:      Irene Meeks of the home.
 
Sons:      Ronald Joe Meeks of OKlahoma city.
                 Timothy Meeks and wife Patrice of Blanchard, OK.
 
Grandchildren:     Amy Meeks.
                                         Brittney Meeks.
                                         Jennifer Meeks.
 
Great-Grandson:      Luke Michael Latham.
 
Sisters:     Vestal Alley and husband Chester of Holdenville, ok.
                       Wilma Bartley and Husband Bob of Fair Oaks, CA.
                       Wanda Smith and Husband Bill of OKlahoma City.
                       Evy Gascon and Husband Alex of El Centro, CA.
                       Jonnie Shirley of Stuart, OK.
 
Brothers:    Buddy Meeks and Wife Joan of Escondito, CA.
                           Doyle Meeks and Wife Peggy of Atwood, OK.
                           O. W. Meeks and Wife Debbie of Camarillo, CA.
                           Jerry Meeks and Wife Linda of Berrego Springs, CA.
 
 
       PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
Parents:     Bill and Ollie Ora B. (Smith) Meeks.
Wife:      Janice Walkup Meeks.
Brothers:      J. L., Arles “Red”, and Don Meeks.
Sister:      Dorothy McPhetridge.
 
 
Date of Service:     Thursday, April 7th, 2005, at 2:00 p.m.
Place of Service:      Brown’s Funeral Chapel ~ COALGATE, OK.
 
Interment:     McCarty Cemetery ~ Parker, OK.
 
Officiating:     Rev. Buddy Baltimore.
 
Casketbearers:     Jerry Shirley, Jim Shirley, Darrell Smith, Rich Morrissette, Richard Doyle Meeks, James Mix.
 
Honorary Casketbearers:      Ron Meeks, Tim Meeks, Doyle Meeks, Sammy Hulin, Bill Smith.
 
Family Night will Wednesday at 6 p.m.
 
 
 
 
Name:      ED SAMUEL BILLY, age 70, of COALGATE area.
 
BORN:      MARCH 17, 1935 to ANDY and BICEY KEEL. (ROBERTS) BILLY.
 
Passed Away:     Sunday, April 10, 2005.
Age:     70 years 0 monthS 23 days
 
Education:
 
Married:
 
Occupation:
 
Church Affiliation:
 
 
       SURVIVED BY
 
1 SON.
2 DAUGHTERS.
2 SISTERS.
*NO OTHER INFORMATION AVAILABLE.
 
 
       PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
Parents:     ANDY and BICEY KEEL. BILLY.
 
 
Date of Service:     TuEsday, April 12th, 2005, at 2:00 p.m.
Place of Service:      Brown’s Funeral Chapel ~ COALGATE, OK.
 
Interment:     ROUND LAKE Cemetery ~ CENTRAHOMA, OK.
 
Officiating:     VIRGIL OTT.
 
Casketbearers:     WAYNE ROBERTS, DON ROBERTS.
 
 
 
 
Name:      Joseph Coolidge “J. C.” Sanford, age 80, a longtime Non area resident.
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BORN:      January 29, 1925 at Non, Ok to Arthur and Marie (Tharpe) Sanford.
 
Passed Away:     Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at Coalgate, OK.
Age:     80 years 2 months 20 days
 
Education:     attended school at Panther Creek in Hughes County.
 
Married:     Mrytle Alta (Jones) Wood in 1972 in Wichita Falls, Tx.
 
Occupation:      he worked many years in the oil fields as a driller.
 
 
       SURVIVED BY
 
Wife:      Alta Sanford of the home at non, ok.
 
Children:      Sharon Wray of Albuquerque, NM.
                           Elaine Bell of Paris, TX.
                           Susan Timm of Paris, TX.
                           Ronald Edwards of Clovis, NM.
 
11 Grandchildren and several Great Grandchildren.
 
Sisters:     Leta Gray of Shawnee, OK.
                       Mary Marie Bruce of Wichita Falls, OK.
 
Brother:     William McKinley Sanford and wife Billie of Coalgate, OK.
 
 
       PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
Parents:     Arthur and Marie Sanford.
Sisters:     Floy Tanner, Maymie Gentry, Lou Wessohoft, Lena Cathey.
Brothers:      Warren and Lincoln Sanford.
 
 
Date of Service:     Thursday, April 21, 2005 at 2:00 P.M.
Place of Service:      graveside.
 
Interment:     Non Cemetery ~ non, ok.
 
Officiating:     Rev. Jason Carter.
 
Casketbearers:     Jerry Tollett, Briant Vance, Buddy Hester, James Dodson, Roger Livingston, Weldon Alexander.
 
 
 
 
Name:      Ruth June (ashmore) Smith, age 80, a longtime Coalgate resident.
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BORN:      April 24, 1924 at Belleville, Arkansas to Steven Walter and Ruth (White) Ashmore.
 
Passed Away:     April 20, 2005 at Oklahoma City, OK.
Age:     80 years 11 months 20 days.
 
Education:     Attended Coalgate High School graduating in 1941.
 
Married:     Charles Rolando Smith on August 24, 1942 at the First United Methodist Church in Coalgate, OK.
 
Occupation:      Homemaker.
 
Church Affiliation:      member of the First United Methodist Church in Coalgate, OK.
 
 
       SURVIVED BY
 
Daughter:      Sally A Massey and husband Gene of Oklahoma City.
 
Son:     Robert Charles Smith and wife Nedra of Gore, OK.
 
7 Grandchildren and 13 Great Grandchildren.
 
Sister:      Rose Hillhouse of Prescott, Az.
 
 
       PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
Parents:     Steven and Ruth Ashmore.
Husband:     Charles R. Smith on february 1, 1997.
Brother:     James White Ashmore.
 
 
Date of Service:     Saturday, April 23, 2005 at 2:00 p.m.
Place of Service:      First United Methodist Church ~ Coalgate, OK.
 
Interment:     Coalgate Cemetery ~ coalgate, ok.
 
Officiating:     Rev. David Rowley.
Assisting:     Rev. Foy Conrad.
 
Casketbearers:     (Grandsons) Matt Massey, Mitch Massey, Mike Smith, Mark Chapman, Toby Chapman, Tyson Bradshaw, Mike Matthews.
 
 
 
 
Name:      Betty Lee (Lambert) Spurlock, age 72, a former Coalgate resident.
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BORN:      December 24, 1932 at Coalgate, Ok to Robert Lee and Ollie Cora (Christian) Lambert.
 
Passed Away:     Sunday, April 24, 2005 in Tulsa, Ok.
Age:     72 years 4 months.
 
Education:     attended Coalgate schools, graduating in 1950, then later attending East Central University in Ada, Ok.
 
Married:     Virgil Spurlock on March 3, 1972 at Ada, Ok.
 
Occupation:      Telephone operator for Southwestern Bell and AT&T for 31 years, retiring in 1983.
 
Church Affiliation:      a longtime member of the United Methodist Church in Tulsa, Ok.
 
 
       SURVIVED BY
 
Husband:     Virgil Spurlock of the home.
 
Sister:      Mary Welch and husband Troy of Muskogee, Ok.
 
Brother:     Marcy Lambert of Coalgate, Ok.
 
 
       PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
Parents:     Robert Lee and Ollie Cora (Christian) Lambert.
sisters:     Beatrice “Happy” Brahm and Margaret Lambert.
Brother:     Jimmy Don Lambert.
Sister-in-law:     Wanda “Mouse” Lambert.
 
 
Date of Service:     Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 3:30 p.m.
Place of Service:     Graveside Service.
 
Interment:     Coalgate Cemetery ~ coalgate, ok.
 
Officiating:     Rev. Elson Hargrove.
 
Casketbearers:     Johnny Lambert, Troy Welch, Ronnie Lambert, Jimmy Lee Lambert, Jerry Don Lambert, Ronnie Spurlock.
 
Honorary Casketbearer:     Jerod Lambert, Dustin Lambert, Tyler McBride, Robert Brahm, Tim Brahm, Roy Lee Lambert, Gregory Glenn, David Blair.
 
 
 
 
Name:      NAOMI RUTH (NELSON) MAYER, age 70, a longtime Coalgate resident and a former Stillwater resident
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BORN:      September 20, 1934 at Lehigh, Ok to Andrew A. and Clara B. Nelson.
 
Passed Away:     Monday, April 25, 2005 at the Hurley Hospital in Coalgate, ok.
Age:     70 years 7 months 5 days.
 
Education:     Attended Lehigh and Friendship Schools and graduated from Olney High School. Naomi attended Oklahoma State University and graduated from the Chicago School of Nursing.
 
Married:     James Kenneth Morrison in 1956 at Cottonwood, Ok.
George P. Mayer in 1963 at Downingtown, Pa.
 
Occupation:      Naomi was a housewife and homemaker and worked a number of years for Dr. Wallace Byrd as a nurse.
 
Church Affiliation:      member of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.
 
Naomi was a charter member of the Coalgate V.F.W.Auxillary, Past Director of the American Red Cross (Stillwater Chapter), President of the League of Women Voters in Stillwater, Member of the Coalgate Music Club, and a Member of the Coalgate Genealogy Club.
 
 
       SURVIVED BY
 
Sons:      Andrew Morrison and wife Tammy of Rio Rancho, NM.
                 Michael Patrick Mayer and wife Rosanna of Oklahoma City.
                 James Bruno Mayer of McAlester, Ok.
 
brother:     James Nelson of Coalgate, ok.
 
Cousin:      Isabel Salmon of Coalgate, ok.
 
 
       PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
Parents:     Andrew and Clara Nelson.
 Husbands:     James Kenneth Morrison on december 12, 1999.
                             George P. Mayer in october, 1979.
Daughter:      Georgia Patricia Mayer.
Brothers:      Charles Andrew and John Kenneth Nelson.
 
 
Date of Service:     Thursday, April 28, 2005 at 11:00 a.m.
Place of Service:      Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church ~ Coalgate, ok.
 
Interment:     Lehigh Cemetery ~ lehigh, ok.
 
Officiating:     Father Higgins.
 
Casketbearers:     Bill Avanzini, Jean Ferrero, Bill McCarty, Roy Dan Burns, Floyd Mack Gaylor, Jason Mantooth.
 
Honorary Casketbearers:      Bob Ware, Jack Ruffini, J. B. Blua, Windle Morrison.
ROSARY WILL BE Wednesday at 7:00 P.M.
 
 
 
 
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