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NAME:      WALTER EARL COOPER, AGE 92, A TUSHKA AREA RESIDENT SINCE 1923.
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BORN:    JANUARY 3, 1913 AT HAVANNA, AR TO WILLIAM DALTON AND DELLA FLORENCE (ELLIOTT) COOPER.
 
PASSED AWAY:     WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2005 AT THE ATOKA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.
AGE:     92 YEARS  7 MONTHS   AND  0 DAYS
 
EDUCATION:     WALTER ATTENDED ARKANSAS SCHOOLS UNTIL THE AGE OF 10 WHEN HE AND HIS FAMILY MOVED TO TUSHKA.  HE WAS A 1931 GRADUATE OF TUSHKA HIGH AND ATTENDED AND GRADUATED FROM SOUTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY WHERE HE RECEIVED HIS TEACHING DEGREE. HE THEN RECEIVED HIS MASTER’S DEGREE FROM OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY.
 
MARRIED:     INEZ G. HOLCOMB ON MAY 15, 1935 AT ATOKA, OK.  SHE PRECEDED HIM IN DEATH.
 
OCCUPATION:      WALTER WAS A LIFELONG EDUCATOR, COACH AND WAS TUSHKA SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT FOR 29 YEARS.  HE WAS ALSO A COLLEGE PROFESSOR AND LONGTIME RANCHER.
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:      MEMBER AND DEACON OF THE SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH AND FORMER MEMBER AND DEACON OF TUSHKA AND BOGGY DEPOT BAPTIST CHURCHES.  HE WAS A FOUNDING MEMBER OF RURAL WATER DISTRICT #2, AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE GIDEONS, AND LONGTIME MEMBER AND FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE LIONS CLUB.
 
 
       SURVIVED BY
 
DAUGHTER:    MARSHA GRIFFIN AND HUSBAND BRICKIE OF TUSHKA, OK.
 
GRANDSONS:     TRACEY GRIFFIN AND WIFE CHRISTI OF TUSHKA, OK.
                               TRENTON GRIFFIN AND WIFE JENNIFER OF TUSHKA, OK.
 
GREAT GRANDCHILDREN:     JACI GRIFFIN, HAYDEN GRIFFIN, AND LANDON GRIFFIN OF TUSHKA, OK.
 
BROTHERS:    LUTHER COOPER AND WIFE BILLIE OF ATOKA, OK.
                           JOHN COOPER AND WIFE AUDREY OF JAL, NM.
 
 
       PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
WIFE:    INEZ COOPER.
PARENTS:   WILLIAM AND DELLA  COOPER
SISTER:    JOHNNIE POOLE
BROTHER:   HENRY COOPER
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 2005 AT 11:00 AM
PLACE OF SERVICES:     SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
 
INTERMENT:   TUSHKA CEMETERY ~ TUSHKA, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:     DR. DON HAZELL.
ASSISTING:     DR. STEVE HAVENER.
 
CASKETBEARERS:     LACEY COOPER, HENRY COOPER, JR., DANNY COOPER,      GARY COOPER, JERRY O. HALL, LA FRAY STACKHOUSE,     ROY BYRD, JIM O’STEEN
 
 
FAMILY NIGHT ~ NONE.
 
 
 
 
NAME:    JIMMIE WARREN WILKINSON, AGE 84, OF BORGER, TEXAS AND A FORMER LONGTIME STRINGTOWN AREA RESIDENT.
 
BORN:    FEBruary 16, 1921 AT HONEY GROVE, TEXAS TO PUTMAN AND VIOLA (SULLIVAN) WILKINSON.
 
PASSED AWAY:     THURSday, AUGust 4, 2005 AT AMARILLO, TEXAS.
AGE: 84 YEARS    5 MONTHS   18 DAYS.
 
MARRIED:       ALETA JOHNSON ON MAY 4, 1962 AT ATOKA, ok.
 
OCCUPATION:    JIMMIE WAS A PLUMBER.
 
JIMMIE SERVED IN THE U.S. ARMY DURING WORLD WAR II AND WAS A LONGTIME MEMBER OF THE V.F.W.
 
 
       survived by
 
SONS:      HERBERT WILKINSON of BAYTOWN, Tx.
                   M.E. “BUDDY” WILKINSON of BORGER, Tx.
                 JIMMIE WILKINSON of BAYTOWN, Tx.
 
DAUGHTER:    MARGIE JONES of CHESAPEAKE, VA.
 
BROTHER:     TOM WILKINSON of BORGER, TX.
 
SISTER:    DOLLY POOLE, KILGORE, TX.
 
12 GRANDCHILDREN, 18 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, AND 3 GREAT GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
 
 
       preceded in death by
 
WIFE:    ALETA WILKINSON oN may 1, 2002.
PARENTS:     PUTMAN AND VIOLA WILKINSON.
BROTHERS:      MELVIN, JESS, RAYMOND, VERNON AND BILL WILKINSON.
SISTER:    ADA.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2005 AT 2:00 PM.
PLACE OF SERVICES:     GRAVESIDE SERVICES.
 
INTERMENT:     MOUNTAIN HOME CEMETERY ~ DAISY, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:       ARVEL HALL
 
 
 
 
NAME:      NANCY LOUISE (JIM) DODSON, AGE 45, OF MUSKOGEE AND A FORMER McALESTER AND BENTLEY-ATOKA COunty AREA RESIDENT.
 
BORN:    OCTober 26, 1959 AT BENTLEY, OKLAHOMA TO WILLIE AND RENA (SEXTON) JIM.
 
PASSED AWAY:     FRIDAY, AUG. 05, 2005 AT THE MUSKOGEE REGIONAL HOSPITAL.
AGE:     45 YEARS    9  MONTHS    9 DAYS
 
EDUCATION:     ATTENDED BENTLEY SCHOOLS.
 
MARRIED:     ERYN DODSON ON  MAY 18, 1980 AT ATOKA, ok.
 
OCCUPATION:      NANCY WAS A HOUSEWIFE, HOMEMAKER, AND MOTHER.
 
 
       survived by
 
CHILDREN:    NANCY LEIGH DODSON of MUSKOGEE, ok.
                           LAURA MICHELE DODSON of MUSKOGEE, ok.
 
HUSBAND:     ERYN DODSON of WAGONER, OK.
 
SPECIAL FRIEND:    JESSE HERNANDEZ of MUSKOGEE, ok.
 
FATHER:    WILLIE JIM of McALESTER, ok.
 
GRANDCHILDREN:     TRE NICHOLS, BRIANA NICHOLS, BROOKLYNNE DODSON, MICHAEL WHITE III,
                                         nATHAN WHITE, AND NANCY WHITE.
 
BROTHERS:    DAVIS JIM of McALESTER, ok.
                           JOE JIM of McALESTER, ok.
 
 
       preceded in death by
 
MOTHER:      RENA JIM.
BROTHER:     WILLIE JIM Jr.
SISTERS:     ELIZA JIM, ETHYL JIM, RITA FAYE JIM, MARY JIM, MARTHA JIM.
GRANDCHILDREN:     CHRISTOPHER ERYN WHITE, BRADEN LEE NICHOLS.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2005 AT 10:00 AM
PLACE OF SERVICES:     BENTLEY MACEDONIA INDIAN BAPTIST CHURCH.
 
INTERMENT:     BENTLEY INDIAN CEMETERY.
 
OFFICIATING:   JOE JIM.
 
ASSISTING:     GARY DANEY.
 
CASKETBEARERS:     STEVE CLEVELAND, ADAM OCANAS, ELDENE JIM, ELDENE JIM,JR., DARRELL VANRIETTE, LESTER JIM.
 
WAKE WILL BE MONDAY NIGHT BEGINNING AT 6 PM
AT THE BENTLEY MACEDONIA INDIAN BAPTIST CHURCH
 
 
 
 
NAME:    JOYCE ANN PHILLIPS, AGE 64, A TUSHKA AREA RESIDENT.
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BORN:      SEPTEMBER 25, 1940 AT SEARCY, ARKANSAS TO FRED AND FRANCIS LEE (FOSTER) PHILLIPS.
 
PASSED AWAY:     AUGUST 6, 2005 AT STEVENS HOSPITAL IN EDMONDS, WASHINGTON.
AGE:     64 YEARS    10 MONTHS   AND  11  DAYS
 
EDUCATION:     JOYCE ATTENDED SUNNYvALE HIGH SCHOOL AND THE COLLEGE OF THE REDWOODS IN CALIFORNIA.
 
MARRIED:     JAMES O. PHILLIPS ON JULY 21, 1957 AT SUNNYvALE, CA.
 
OCCUPATION:    JOYCE WAS DEPARTMENT HEAD OF HOUSEKEEPING FOR THE GENERAL HOSPITAL IN EureKA, CA.
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:  SHE WAS A MEMBER OF THE PLEASANT VIEW FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH.
 
 
       survived by
 
DAUGHTER:    SUSAN HERRITT OF TUSHKA, ok.
 
SONS:      FRED H. PHILLIPS AND WIFE CARRIE OF LAKE STEVENS, WA.
                 KEVIN J. PHILLIPS AND WIFE TRISH OF ROCKLIN, CA.
 
GRANDDAUGHTER:     ANNALEE R. PHILLIPS OF TUSHKA. ok.
 
GRANDSON:      KALEB J. PHILLIPS OF ROCKLIN, CA.
 
BROTHER:     JIM PHILLIPS AND WIFE VAL OF COSTA RICA.
 
 
       preceded in death by
 
HUSBAND:     JAMES O. PHILLIPS ON AUGUST 16, 2004.
 
 
DATE OF memorial SERVICES:     saturday, may 20, 2006 at 11 a.m.
place of service:        tushka cemetery ~ tushka, ok.
 
officiating:     victor cook.
 
 
 
 
NAME:      BILLIE JEAN “BILL” LUCK, AGE 72, A LONGTIME TUSHKA-ATOKA COUNTY AREA RESIDENT
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BORN:      AUGUST 18, 1932 TO RALPH AND MINNIE RACHEL (SMITH) LUCK AT ARPELAR IN PITTSBURG CO., OKLAHOMA
 
PASSED AWAY:     AUGUST 10, 2005 AT THE MEDICAL CENTER OF SOUTHEASTERN OK IN DURANT
AGE:   72 YEARS 11 MONTHS   AND  22 DAYS
 
EDUCATION:     BILL ATTENDED SCHOOL IN PITTSBURG AND ATOKA COUNTies.
 
MARRIED:     LILA MAE HARRISON IN 1949 AT BIG SPRING, TEXAS.
 
OCCUPATION:    LONGTIME OWNER AND OPERATOR OF HIS OWN AUTO REPAIR SHOP.
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:      HIS WAS A PROTESTANT.
 
HE LOVED HUNTING AND FISHING, AND WAS A AVID GARDENER.
 
 
       survived by
 
WIFE:    LILA luck OF THE HOME.
 
CHILDREN:    LARRY LUCK OF OKLAHOMA CITY.
                           JEFF LUCK OF OKLAHOMA CITY.
 
DAUGHTERS-IN-LAW:      MARGARET CAMPBELL OF SULPHUR.
                                               MARY JO LUCK OF OKLAHOMA CITY.
 
9 GRANDCHILDREN, 14 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.
 
 
       preceded in death by
 
PARENTS:     RALPH AND MINNIE LUCK.
SON:     RONNIE LUCK
4 SISTERS AND 2 BROTHERS
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:      FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2005 AT 10:30 AM
GRAVESIDE SERVICES:      TUSHKA CEMETERY ~ tushka, ok..
 
OFFICIATING:       ARVEL HALL.
 
CASKETBEARERS:     TED HENDERSON, FRANK HENDERSON, C.R. ROWTON, ROY ROWTON, TIM THOMAS, MARLIN RIDGEWAY.
 
FAMILY NIGHT:    NONE.
 
 
 
 
NAME:      IRENE (ALLEN) GOFF, AGE 92, A LONGTIME CRYSTAL AREA RESIDENT.
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BORN:      APRIL 28, 1913 TO I.B AND MARTHA (DAVIS) ALLEN AT ALLEN, OKLAHOMA
 
PASSED AWAY:     THURSday, AUGust 11, 2005 AT THE ATOKA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.
AGE:     92 YEARS    3  MONTHS    AND   13 DAYS
 
EDUCATION:     ATTENDED SCHOOL AT IRON STOB.
 
MARRIED:     RUFUS GOFF ON APRIL 27, 1930 AT HARMONY.
 
IREne WAS A HOUSEWIFE, HOMEMAKER AND FULL TIME MOTHER, HAVING RAISED 12 CHILDREN.
 
 
       survived by
 
CHILDREN:    BETTY REEVES AND HUSBAND JOHNNY of STRINGTOWN, ok.
                           WANDA UBER AND HUSBAND HARLEY of BENTLEY, ok.
                           MAE STEPHENS AND HUSBAND JERRY of ATOKA, ok.
                           JOYCE LASSITER AND HUSBAND BOB of TULSA, ok.
                           SUE MILLER AND HUSBAND ED of GRAND LAKE, OK.
                           WYNEMA ORR AND HUSBAND WALTER of BIXBY, OK.
                           RONNIE GOFF AND WIFE MELINDA of ATOKA, ok.
                           DEAN GOFF of CRYSTAL, ok.
                           MIKE GOFF AND WIFE BARBARA of FARRIS, ok.
                           SONNY GOFF AND WIFE LINDA of ATOKA, ok.
                           JEFF GOFF AND WIFE LaSHELLE of ATOKA, ok.
                           RAY GOFF AND WIFE ESTELLA of ATOKA, ok.
 
SISTERS:     LUCILLE HOOTEN of DALLAS, Tx.
                       OPAL RECTOR AND HUSBAND PETE of IRON STOB.
 
BROTHERS:    LESTER ALLEN of LANE, ok.
                           MONROE ALLEN AND WIFE KATHY of ATOKA, ok.
                           BILL ALLEN of ATOKA, ok.
 
31 GRANCHILDREN, 47 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, AND 7 GREAT GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.
 
 
       preceded in death by
 
PARENTS:     I. B. AND MARTHA ALLEN.
HUSBAND:     RUFUS GOFF ON MARCH 6, 1990.
BROTHER:     CARL ALLEN.
SISTERS:     DESSIE MORELAND, ETHEL PHILLIPS, AND BERTHA YATES
GRANDSONS:     DARRELL MORELAND, DANIEL GOFF, AND RICKY STEPHENS.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:      SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 2005 AT 10:30 AM.
PLACE OF SERVICES:     BROWN’S FUNERAL CHAPEL ~ ATOKA, ok.
 
INTERMENT:       BUTLER CEMETERY ~ LANE, ok.
 
OFFICIATING:       REV. JOE CHAPIN
 
CASKETBEARERS:     (GRANDSONS) RANDY GOFF, JAY REEVES, BILLY REEVES, DONNIE GOFF, CROCKETT UBER, BRUCE UBER, BOBBY LASSITER, TODD STEPHENS, MARK GOFF, ERIC GOFF, TIM GOFF, TIMOTHY GOFF, ROBBY GOFF, JORDY GOFF, TONY GOFF, RICHARD UBER.
 
HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:    WILL BE MRS. GOFF’S GRANDDAUGHTERS.
 
FAMILY NIGHT FRIDAY AT 7:00 P:M aT BROWN’S CHAPEL, ATOKA.
 
 
 
 
NAME:    MICHAEL GILBERT FOSTER, AGE 21, A LONGTIME WAPANUCKA AREA RESIDENT.
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BORN:      FEBRUARY 23, 1984 TO DONNIE RAY AND BRENDA JOYCE (NORMAN) FOSTER AT LANCASTER, CA.
 
PASSED AWAY:     SUNDAY, AUGUST 14, 2005 AT HIS RESIDENCE IN WAPANUCKA, OK.
AGE:     21 YEARS     5 MONTHS    AND    21 DAYS
 
EDUCATION:     MICHAEL ATTENDED TRONA, CA AND WAPANUCKA SCHOOLS.
 
OCCUPATION:      MICHAEL WAS EMPLOYED BY CNR SUPERIOR WOOD SUPPLIES, A WOOD MANUFACTURING COMPANY AS A SAW OPERATOR FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS.
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:      HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE WAPANUCKA BAPTIST CHURCH.
 
 
       SURVIVED BY
 
SISTER:      LORI ANNETTE ABLES AND HUSBAND BOBBY OF TRONA, CA.
 
BROTHERS:      ADAM FOSTER AND WIFE JENNIFER OF WAPANUCKA, OK.
                             DUSTIN LEE NORMAN OF TRONA, CA.
 
NEPHEWS:     TRENTON HEATH PAGE AND BRADEN ALLEN NEVILLE OF WAPANUCKA, OK.
 
UNCLES:      FLOYD NORMAN AND WIFE JO OF HOUSTON, TX.
                       MARVIN L. NORMAN AND WIFE BARBARA OF GASSVILLE, AR.
                       GARY W. NORMAN OF SPRINGFIELD, MO.
 
AUNTS:     OPAL J. JONES & HUSBAND BUDDY OF GREENWOOD, MS.
                   HELEN R. REYNOLDS OF DALLAS, TX.
 
 
       PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
PARENTS:     DONNIE RAY AND BRENDA FOSTER.
UNCLES:      CHARLES NORMAN AND DARVIN NORMAN.
AUNT:      RUTH DELEON.
BOTH SETS OF GRANDPARENTS.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:      THURSDAY, AUGUST 18, 2005 AT 3:00 PM.
PLACE OF SERVICES:     WAPANUCKA SCHOOL CAFETORIUM.
 
INTERMENT:     ROSE HILL CEMETERY ~ WAPANUCKA, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:     REV. LARRY SCHOONOVER.
 
CASKETBEARERS:     RICKY JUSTICE, FRANK HECK, DARREL HOKETT, JASON ARMSTRONG, JACKIE PIDGUE, JOE JACKSON.
 
FAMILY NIGHT:  WEDNESDAY EVENING 7 PM
 
 
 
 
NAME:      ARTIE ROBERT CHANCELLOR, AGE 49, OF HUGO AND A FORMER ANTLERS RESIDENT.
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BORN:      NOVEMBER 28, 1955 TO A.D. AND MANDY (STORY) CHANCELLOR AT HOUSTON, TX.
 
PASSED AWAY:     WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2005 AT THE MEDICAL CENTER IN DURANT.
AGE:     49 YEARS   8 MONTHS   AND    19 DAYS
 
EDUCATION:     ARTIE ATTENDED SCHOOL AT ANTLERS.
 
MARRIED:     SHERRY LEA YOUNGBLOOD ON JUNE 5, 1975 IN ATOKA , OK.
 
OCCUPATION:      ARTIE WAS A SELF EMPLOYED AUTO MECHANIC.
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:      HE WAS A BAPTIST.
 
 
       SURVIVED BY
 
WIFE:      SHERRY OF THE HOME IN HUGO, OK.
 
DAUGHTER:      SHARON WICKSON OF HUGO, OK.
 
GRANDSON:      TYLER WICKSON OF HUGO, OK.
 
MOTHER:      MANDY YOUNGBLOOD OF ANTLERS, OK.
 
BROTHERS:      JAMES RUSSELL CHANCELLOR AND WIFE BRENDA OF HUGO, OK.
                             TIMOTHY PAUL CHANCELLOR OF ANTLERS, OK.
                             B. J. YOUNGBLOOD AND WIFE ADELINE OF WRIGHT CITY, OK.
 
MOTHER IN-LAW:     SHARON YOUNGBLOOD OF OKLAHOMA CITY.
 
BROTHERS IN-LAW:     RODNEY YOUNGBLOOD, OKLAHOMA CITY.
                                           FRANK YOUNGBLOOD Jr., OKLAHOMA CITY.
 
SISTERS IN-LAW:      BRENDA CHANCELLOR AND HUSBAND JAMES OF HUGO, OK.
                                       DIANA DEAN AND HUSBAND ERNIE OF OKLAHOMA CITY.
                                       REGINA EATON OF OKLAHOMA CITY.
 
 
FATHER:      A. D. CHANCELLOR.
BROTHER:     RICHARD CHANCELLOR.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:      FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2005 AT 10:00 AM
PLACE OF SERVICES:     BROWN’S FUNERAL CHAPEL ~ ATOKA, OK.
 
INTERMENT:     REDDEN CEMETERY ~ DAISY, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:     MICHAEL NOWLIN.
 
CASKETBEARERS:     DENNIS SMITH, DON HEDGECOCK, THOMAS SMITH, STEVE HILL, RANDY DILLARD, ALLEN SHERRER.
 
HONORARY CASKETBEARER: JOE BRANTON.
 
 
 
 
NAME:    JAMES ALONZO COCHRAN, AGE 55, AN ATOKA AREA RESIDENT AS A CHILD AND TEENAGER. HE LIVED IN SULPHUR SPRINGS, TX AND OKLAHOMA CITY UNTIL RETURNING TO ATOKA 3 YEARS AGO.
cochran,james
 
BORN:    JUNE 12, 1950 TO ELMER LEE AND EVA MAE (WELLS) COCHRAN AT ANTLERS, OK
 
PASSED AWAY:     WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 2005 AT THE ATOKA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
AGE:     55 YEARS 2 MONTHS AND 5 DAYS
 
EDUCATION:     JAMES ATTENDED AND GRADUATED FROM ATOKA HIGH WITH THE CLASS OF ‘69.
HE THEN ATTENDED SOUTHEASTERN STATE UNIVERSITY AND LATER CENTRAL STATE UNIVERSITY WHERE HE RECEIVED HIS BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IN 1980.
 
MARRIED:     DEBORAH CARTER IN 1970 AT DURANT.
                         RHODA DARLENE SMITH ON FEBRUARY 15, 1992 AT PORT ARTHUR, TX.
 
OCCUPATION:    JAMES WORKED FOR HUD IN SULPHUR SPRINGS, TX FOR 6 YEARS. HE WAS A GENERAL CONTRACTOR AND HOME BUILDER.
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:    HE WAS OF THE BAPTIST FAITH. JAMES LOVED GOLFING, HUNTING, AND FISHING.
 
 
       PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
WIFE:    DARLENE COCHRAN OF THE HOME.
 
CHIILDREN:     AMANDA BETH COCHRAN OF NORMAN, OK.
                           JAIME RENEE’ POPP AND HUSBAND MATT OF MUSTANG, OK.
                           DYLAN RIDGE COCHRAN AND JUSTIN BLAINE COCHRAN OF THE HOME.
 
GRANDSONS:     CARSON ALEXANDER COCHRAN OF NORMAN, OK.
                                 WILLIAM GARRETT POPP OF MUSTANG, OK.
 
MOTHER:      EVA MAE COCHRAN OF ATOKA, OK.
 
BROTHER:     DONALD CALVIN GIBBY OF ATOKA, OK.
 
SISTERS:     LINDA GAYLE MOREA OF ATOKA, OK.
                       EVA GAIL BOSTON AND HUSBAND DON OF ATOKA, OK.
 
IN-LAWS:     JOHN AND MARGIE smith OF SULPHUR SPRINGS, TX.
 
 
       PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
FATHER:      ELMER LEE COCHRAN.
BROTHER:     RONALD WILLIAM GIBBY.
BROTHER-IN-LAW:      MICHAEL MOREA.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:      FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2005 AT 3:00 PM
PLACE OF SERVICES:     BROWN’S FUNERAL CHAPEL ~ ATOKA, OK.
 
INTERMENT:     GREEN MEADOWS CEMETERY ~ ATOKA, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:       DR. JAMES CROWSON.
 
CASKETBEARERS:     MORRIS COCHRAN, RONNIE COCHRAN, WALTER HICKS, CHRIS GORDON, DAVID BOSTON, DENNIS TAYLOR, ALAN WHITEHEAD, MATT POPP.
 
HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:      MUNROE COCHRAN, OREN COCHRAN, JERRY SIMPSON, LARRY COMBS, DANNY ARMSTRONG, DONALD GIBBY.
 
FAMILY NIGHT:  THURSDAY 6 PM
 
 
 
 
NAME:      TRESSA MAE (HALL) McBRAYER, AGE 85, A LIFELONG TUSHKA AREA RESIDENT.
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BORN:      DECember 29, 1919 AT TUSHKA TO  WILLIS BURL AND LILY FAYE (OWENS) HALL
 
PASSED AWAY:     SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2005 AT THE ALTERRA STERLING HOUSE LIVING CENTER IN DURANT
AGE:     85 YEARS   7 MONTHS  AND  22 DAYS.
 
EDUCATION:     TRESSA ATTENDED AND GRADUATED FROM TUSHKA HIGH WITH THE CLASS OF ‘37. MANY YEARS LATER SHE COMPLETED HER EDUCATION AT SOUTHEASTERN STATE UNIVERSITY AND GRADUATED WITH THE CLASS OF ‘77.
 
MARRIED:     JAMES BENJAMIN McBRAYER ON OCTober 3, 1942 AT CANEY. HE PRECEDED HER IN DEATH
 
OCCUPATION:      TRESSA WORKED OVER 28 YEARS IN THE TUSHKA SCHOOL SYSTEM. SHE TAUGHT THE LAST 12 YEARS OF HER TENURE THERE AND RETIRED IN 1989.
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:      SHE WAS A FAITHFUL AND DEDICATED MEMBER OF THE PENN AND A CHURCH OF CHRIST MANY YEARS.
 
 
       survived by
 
CHIILDREN:     JANIE CARTWRIGHT AND HUSBAND JERRY of TUSHKA, ok.
                             JIM McBRAYER AND WIFE JILL of TUSHKA, ok.
 
GRANDCHILDREN:       BETH AND HUSBAND BRIAN CAMPBELL of ADA, ok.
                                           JERED AND WIFE APRIL CARTWRIGHT of ADA, ok.
                                           NICKI AND HUSBAND TERRY RUSSELL OF COLEMAN, ok.
                                           MICHAEL AND WIFE KARA McBRAYER of MILBURN, ok.
                                           NEAL McBRAYER of COLEMAN, ok.
 
GREAT GRANDCHILDREN:     LOREN AND ETHAN CARTWRIGHT of ADA, ok.
                                                         MAGGIE AND BEN McBRAYER of MILBURN, ok.
                                                         ZEKE AND EASTON RUSSELL of COLEMAN, ok.
 
SISTERS:     BESSIE WITHROW of CANEY, ok.
                       NELLIE HODGE of CADDO, ok.
 
SISTER IN-LAW:       WANDA HALL of FRESNO, CA.
 
 
       preceded in death by
 
PARENTS:     WILLIS AND LILLIE FAYE HALL.
HUSBAND:     JAMES BENJAMIN McBRAYER ON JUNE 4, 1970.
SISTERS:       ONEDA SMITH, WYNOMA COLLIER, VIRGINIA EVANS.
BROTHERS:      O. T. “BUD” HALL, BURNICE HALL, BILLY JOE HALL.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:      TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2005 AT 10:00 AM
PLACE OF SERVICES:     BROWN’S funeral CHAPEL - ATOKA
 
INTERMENT:     TUSHKA CEMETERY ~ tushka, ok.
 
OFFICIATING:     DAVID HARENDT, MINISTER PENN AND A CHURCH OF CHRIST
 
CASKETBEARERS:     RUSSELL FUGATE, RAY CARROLL, RICK FEWELL, BRENT BRADFORD, BRADLEY BRADFORD, STETSON BRADFORD
 
 
FAMILY NIGHT:    MONDAY 7 PM
 
 
 
 
NAME:      PAUL DELBERT COOKE SR, AGE 57, A LONGTIME WAPANUCKA AREA RESIDENT.
 
BORN:      NOVEMBER 3, 1947 TO JESSE M. AND SONYA (MAZZARO) COOKE AT DENVER, CO.
 
PASSED AWAY:     SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 2005 AT WAPANUCKA, OK
AGE:     57 YEARS   9 MONTHS  AND    17 DAYS
 
EDUCATION:     PAUL ATTENDED AND GRADUATED FROM DENVER, CO SCHOOLS AND ATTENDED DENVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE.
 
MARRIED:     PAUL MARRIED EDITH MAY HENNIGAR IN 1974 AT ST. PETERSBURG, FL.
 
OCCUPATION:      PAUL WAS A FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER IN THE DENVER AREA AND HE TAUGHT PHOTOGRAPHY AT HINKLEY HIGH SCHOOL IN AURORA, CO. PHOTOGRAPHY WAS NOT ONLY HIS LIVELIHOOD BUT WAS HIS FAVORITE HOBBY.
 
 
       survived by
 
WIFE:      EDITH cooke OF THE HOME.
 
CHILDREN:      SCOTT WILLIAMS OF WAPANUCKA, ok.
                           CHRISTINE SALLAWAY OF SACRAMENTO, CA.
                           TODD WILLIAMS OF INDIANAPOLIS, IN.
                           MICHELLE WILLIAMS OF DENVER, CO.
                           BRENDA WILLIAMS OF WAPANUCKA, OK.
                           MELISSA COOKE OF DENVER, CO.
                           KAREN RIDER OF DENVER, CO.
                           AARON COOKE OF MINERAL WELLS, TX.
                           PAUL COOKE JR., OF ARKANSAS CITY, KS.
                           JASON COOKE OF WAPANUCKA, OK.
 
13 GRANDCHILDREN.
 
BROTHER:     GAREN RENO COOKE OF DENVER, CO.
 
 
       preceded in death by
 
PARENTS:     JESSE M. AND SONYA COOKE.
SISTER:      MONYA PIERCE.
BROTHER:     RICHARD COOKE.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:      NO SERVICES AT THIS TIME
 
 
 
 
NAME:      JOHN LEWIS McKENDRICK, AGE 66, A LONGTIME DAISY and ATOKA COUNTY AREA RESIDENT
mckendrick,john
 
BORN:      NOVEMBER 8, 1938 AT CLARITA, OK TO ALLEN AND IVA IRENE (LANE) McKENDRICk.
 
PASSED AWAY:     WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2005 AT THE ATOKA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
AGE:     66 YEARS  9 MONTHS   AND  15 DAYS
 
EDUCATION:     JOHN ATTENDED SCHOOL IN CLAYTON, OK. HE ATTENDED MODESTO JUNIOR COLLEGE AND OAKLAND COLLEGE IN CALIFORNIA. HE RETURNED TO OKLAHOMA WHERE HE RECEIVED HIS MASTERS’ DEGREE FROM SOUTHEASTERn STATE UNIVERSITY IN DURANT.
 
MARRIED:     BARBARA ANN MUSSER ON DECEMBER 18, 1964 AT RENO, Nv.
                         CATALINA INDIG “ELLEN” GEMBOA ON FEBRUARY 4, 2003 AT CEBU, PHILLIPINES.
 
OCCUPATION:      JOHN WAS A SCHOOL TEACHER AND COACH IN THE BARTlESVILLE AREA AND AT LANE. HE LATER WENT TO WORK FOR THE DEParTment OF CORRECTIONs WHERE HE WAS A TEACHER AND COACH FOR 23 YEARS.
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:      HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE MCGEE VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH.
 
john was AN ACTIVE MEMBER of THE AMERICAN LEGION POST 79 IN MCALESTER, ok.
 
 
       survived by
 
WIFE:      ELLEN mckendrick OF THE HOME.
 
CHILDREN:      BARBARA SUZANNE WILSON and HUSBAND RON OF LONGTOWN, ok.
                           TAMMY LYNN KETCHUM and HUSBAND BILLY OF ULAN, OK.
                           MICHAEL CLYDE SMITHHART OF McALESTER, OK.
                           JESSICA MARIE GREEN OF UTAH.
                           JOHN ALLEN McKENDRICK and WIFE TANYA OF TANNEhill, OK.
                           SHAWN WOOTEN and HUSBAND ROB OF NORMAN, OK.
                           ANNETTE IRENE HARBER and HUSBAND DARREN OF WILBURTON, ok.
                           JODI McKENDRICK OF ALASKA.
 
GRANDCHILDREN:       RONNIE & EMILY WILSON, LINDSeY WILSON,  KEITH ISOM, LACI KETCHUM, TISHA
                                           BRILLO, TANYA CONDREY, TIFFANY BROWN, KELCI McKENDRICK & SKYLER ISKEy,
                                           KODY McKENDRICK, DRISTAN HARBER.
 
GREAT GRANDCHILDREN:     ROSIN, RANGLER, & RANDON BRILLO, KOBY BROWN, GARRET CONDREy.
 
SISTER:      IVA ALENE SMITH and HUSBAND CLAUD OF TUTTLE, OK.
 
BROTHER:     ALLEN McKENDRICK and WIFE SHIRLEY OF CANEY, ok.
 
MOTHER:      IVA IRENE McKENDRICK OF COALGATE, OK.
 
VERY SPECIAL FRIENDS:      CHRIS and MARSHA KELLOGG OF DAISY, ok.
 
 
       preceded in death by
 
WIFE:    BARBARA ANN mckendrick ON NOVEMBER 13, 2000.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:      FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2005 AT 2:00 PM.
PLACE OF SERVICES:     MCGEE VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH ~ daisy, ok.
 
OFFICIATING:     DARREN HARBER.
 
CASKETBEARERS:     CHRIS KELLOGG, VERNON MANN, CHARLIE HENSLEY, RICK ISOM. LAWRENCE KELLY JR, TERRY BACON, GUY COLLINS, DR. NOEL EMERSON.
 
HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:      BILL SANDERS, KENT KELLOGG, KORY KELLOGG, KENNY JOHNSON, BRUCE BACON, JOE NOWLIN.
 
FAMILY NIGHT:    6 PM THURSDAY
 
 
 
 
NAME:    JEROME LEO “JERRY” GAHEGAN, AGE 69, A LONGTIME MILBURN AREA RESIDENT.
gahegan,jerome
 
BORN:      SEPTEMBER 20, 1935 TO ANGELA  GAHEGAN.
 
PASSED AWAY:     WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2005 AT HIS RESIDENCE IN MILBURN
AGE:     69  YEARS   29 MONTHS   AND  6  DAYS
 
EDUCATION:     JERRY ATTENDED SCHOOL IN THE U.S. AND GERMANY.
 
MARRIED:     JANICE BEATNER IN COLUMBUS, OH.  
                       FRANKIE MARIE HORN ON AUGUST 18, 1975 AT ROSWELL, NM.
 
OCCUPATION:      HE WAS A CROSS COUNTRY TRUCK DRIVER FOR 20 YEARS.   FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS HE HAD DONE CARPENTRY WORK.
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:      HE WAS A CATHOLIC.
 
 
       survived by
 
WIFE:      FRANKIE gahegan OF THE HOME.
 
CHILDREN:      RANDY GAHEGAN OF BUCKEYE LAKE, OH.
                           MARK GAHEGAN OF MILBURN, OK.
                           JANET GAHEGAN OF BUCKEYE LAKE, OH.
                           CARROLLE GAHEGAN OF DURANT, ok.
                           SCOTT GAHEGAN OF BUCKEYE LAKE, OH.
 
15 GRANDCHILDREN AND 8 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.
 
SPECIAL FRIENDS:     ANDY AND BARBARA JOHNSON OF MILBURN.
 
 
       preceded in death by
 
first wife:    janice gahegan on august 21, 2002.
GRANDPARENTS THAT RAISED HIM.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:      MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2005 AT 2:00 PM 
PLACE OF SERVICES:       MILBURN BAPTIST CHURCH 
 
INTERMENT:     CONDON GROVE CEMETERY ~ milburn, ok.
 
OFFICIATING:     REV. JOHN CROY.
 
CASKETBEARERS:       DARRELL SALLEE, SAMMY GRAY, CRAIG GARONE,       DARVIN NANNEY, SONNY NEELEY, LONNIE FORD,       THOMAS HORN
 
 
FAMILY NIGHT:      SUNDAY 6 TO 8 PM
 
 
 
 
NAME:    LESLIE M. THOMPSON, AGE 85, A LIFELONG STRINGTOWN - ATOKA COunty AREA RESIDENT. 
thompson,leslie
 
BORN:      MAY 6, 1920 AT BETHEL, OK TO JOE AND JULIA MAE “JEWEL” (BARNHILL) THOMPSON.
 
PASSED AWAY:     THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 25, 2005 AT HIS RESIDENCE IN STRINGTOWN
AGE:     85 YEARS    3 MONTHS   19 DAYS
 
EDUCATION:     LESLIE ATTENDED TIPPERARY AND LIMESTONE GAP SCHOOLS IN ATOKA COUNTY.
 
MARRIED:     IMOGENE SMITH ON SEPTEMBER 15, 1941 AT STRINGTOWN, OK.
 
OCCUPATION:      LESLIE WAS A LONGTIME CATTLE AND HOG RANCHER. HE WAS A STRINGTOWN COUNCILMAN FOR 8 YEARS BEFORE BECOMING THE MAYOR.   HE SERVED AS MAYOR FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS.  THE lES THOMPSON FIRE AND RESCUE BUILDING WAS SO NAMED IN HONOR OF HIS SERVICE TO STRINGTOWN AND RESIDENTS. HE ALSO WORKED CONSTRUCTION INCLUDING 5 YEARS ON THE MCGEE CREEK LAKE PROJECT. 
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:    LESLIE ATTENDED THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH IN STRINGTOWN.
 
HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE STRINGTOWN MASONIC LODGE AND WAS A CHARTER MEMBER OF THE ATOKA COUNTY TRAILRIDERS ASSOCIATION. LESLIE LOVED HUNTING AND FISHING.
 
 
       SURVIVED BY
 
WIFE:    IMOGENE THOMPSON OF THE HOME.
 
CHILDREN:    DORIS DUCKWORTH AND HUSBAND BILLY OF GRAND SALINE, TX.
                           PAULA DANIEL AND HUSBAND JOE OF ATOKA, OK.
                           RICKIE THOMPSON AND HUSBAND LOYD OF STRINGTOWN, OK.
 
SISTER:      CYNTHIA WILLS OF STRINGTOWN, OK.
 
GRANDCHILDREN:     LANCE DUCKWORTH AND WIFE RENEE’ OF GRAND SALINE, TX.
                                           GINA CONN OF HENDERSON, TX.
                                           SHELBY SMITH AND HUSBAND KEITH OF ATOKA, OK.
                                           BARRY DANIEL AND WIFE TAMMY OF ATOKA, OK.
                                           RONNIE POTTS AND HUSBAND TONY OF STRINGTOWN, OK.
                                           BRIDGITT BEDWELL AND HUSBAND GLENN OF COLORADO SPRINGS, CO.
 
14 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.
 
 
       PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
SON:     GARY RAY THOMPSON.
PARENTS:     JOE AND JEWEL THOMPSON.
BROTHERS:    EUGENE AND ROY THOMPSON.
GRANDSON:    GREGORY ADAM CONN.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2005 AT 10:00 AM.
PLACE OF SERVICES:     BROWN’S FUNERAL CHAPEL ~ ATOKA, OK.
 
INTERMENT:     GREEN MEADOWS CEMETERY ~ ATOKA, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:     REV. LOYD THOMPSON.
ASSISTING:     REV. RYAN LEWIS.
 
CASKETBEARERS:     LANCE DUCKWORTH, BARRY DANIEL, KEITH SMITH, GLEN BEDWELL, TONY POTTS, EDDIE THOMPSON, BILL GIVENS.
 
HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:      DOYLE LANSDALE, CODY MILLER, BILL POTTS, JOHNNY WINTERS, JOE TISDALE, CHRIS EDGAR, BUDDY BAKER, WESTER LACKEY.
 
FAMILY NIGHT - FRIDAY 6 TO 8 PM
 
 
 
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