August, 2003 Memorials
 
 
 
 
NAME:  EARL MCGEE, AGE 80, A LONGTIME ATOKA-STRINGTOWN AREA RESIDENT.

BORN:  JULY 15, 1923 TO ROBERT AND BEULAH (JACKSON) MCGEE AT DAVIS, OK.

PASSED AWAY: TUESDAY AFTERNOON, AUGUST 5, 2003 AT THE MARY HURLEY HOSPITAL IN COALGATE, OK.
AGE:   80 YEARS  0 MONTHS   AND   20 DAYS.

EDUCATION:   EARL ATTENDED SCHOOL AT BOGGY BEND IN ATOKA CO., OK.

MARRIED:   EARL MARRIED MARY ANN KEMP ON JUNE 23, 1944 AT STRINGTOWN, OK.

OCCUPATION:  EARL WAS A CARPENTER AND HOME BUILDER.

CHURCH AFFILIATION:  HE WAS OF THE BAPTIST FAITH.


     SURVIVED BY

WIFE:  MARY ANN OF THE HOME IN STRINGTOWN, OK.

CHILDREN:    KENNETH MCGEE AND WIFE ARNITA OF OKLAHOMA CITY.
                         QUEEN ESTER THOMPSON OF LOUISVILLE, KY.
                         MARVIN MCGEE AND WIFE BARBARA OF ANTLERS, OK.
                         LEWIS MCGEE AND WIFE DIANE OF ATOKA, OK.
                         WALLACE MCGEE AND WIFE JANICE OF ATOKA, OK.
                         WINSTON MCGEE AND WIFE TWYLA OF ATOKA, OK.
                         EDWARD MCGEE AND WIFE PAT OF ATOKA, OK.
                         WILMA MCGEE OF STRINGTOWN, OK.
                         PHILLIP MCGEE OF STRINGTOWN, OK.
                         TODD MCGEE OF STRINGTOWN, OK.
                         DENNIS MCGEE OF STRINGTOWN, OK.
                         STEVE MCGEE OF COALGATE, OK.

DAUGHTER-IN-LAW:   BRIDGET MCGEE OF STRINGTOWN, OK.

30 GRANDCHILDREN AND 25 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.


     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY

PARENTS:   ROBERT AND BEULAH (JACKSON) MCGEE.
SIBLINGS:  VIOLA WATKINS, ELREE WILSON, LUCILLE MCGEE, THELMA JONES, ROBERT MCGEE.
SONS:  WAYNE, RONALD, AND AN INFANT SON AT BIRTH.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:  SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 2003 AT 2:00 PM.
PLACE OF SERVICES:   BROWN’S FUNERAL CHAPEL ~ ATOKA, OK.

INTERMENT:   WELLS STREET CEMETERY ~ STRINGTOWN, OK.

OFFICIATING:   REV. ANTHONY WASHINGTON.
ASSISTING:   BRO. WILLARD HARRISON.

CASKETBEARERS:   GRANDSONS AND NEPHEWS.

HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:  JESSIE HARRISON, ROOSEVELT BUTLER, LAWRENCE NEAL, CARL BROWN.

FLOWERBEARERS:   GRANDDAUGHTERS AND NIECES.

HONORARY FLOWERBEARERS:  JEAN GREEN, LORETTA SMITH, NANCY ROBINSON, DEBRA WASHINGTON, RITA DAVENPORT.
 
 
 
 
NAME:    CHESTER LEROY STONECIPHER, AGE  61, LONGTIME COALGATE AREA RESIDENT.
 
BORN:  JULY 14, 1942 TO LUCAS CHARLES AND MAGGIE (COX) STONECIPHER AT COALGATE, OK.
 
PASSED AWAY:   MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 11, 2003 AT HIS RESIDENCE IN COALGATE, OK.
AGE:   61 YEARS   0 MONTHS   AND  27 DAYS.
 
EDUCATION:   LEROY ATTENDED TUPELO AND COALGATE SCHOOLS.
 
OCCUPATION:  LEROY WORKED AS A CARPENTER AND ALSO WORKED THE OIL FIELDS.
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:  HE WAS OF THE BAPTIST FAITH.
 
 
     SURVIVED BY
 
COMPANION:   BARBARA BRADFORD OF THE HOME AT COALGATE, OK.
 
CHILDREN:  CHRIS CLYMER OF COALGATE, OK.
                       DEBBIE LAMB OF TUPELO, OK.
 
GRANDCHILDREN: BRITTANY, CENSI, CHRISTIAN, AND WALTER.
 
SISTERS:   DERLENE PERKINS OF BURLESON, TX.
                     DELORES JOHNSON OF ATOKA, OK.
                     CHARLENE STONECIPHER OF MISSOURI.
                     VICKIE STONE OF STONEWALL, OK.
 
BROTHERS:  LUKE STONECIPHER OF ADA, OK.
                         BERRY STONECIPHER OF DURANT, OK.
                         MICHAEL HARMON OF MESQUITE, TX.
 
 
     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
PARENTS:   L. C. AND MAGGIE STONECIPHER.
BROTHERS:  LELAND, WILLARD, DONALD, AND WAYNE STONECIPHER.
SISTER:  BOBBI OGBURN.
 
 
DATE OF MEMORIAL SERVICES:   WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2003 AT 2:00 PM
PLACE OF SERVICES:   BROWN’S FUNERAL CHAPEL ~ TUPELO, OK.
 
INTERMENT:   NONE - HIS BODY WAS WILLED TO OKLAHOMA SCIENCE CENTER.
 
OFFICIATING:   DON HOOVER.
 
 
 
 
NAME:    TERRI  LYNN (COLE) COOPER, AGE 38, AN ATOKA COUNTY AREA RESIDENT FOR THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS.

BORN:  JANUARY 26, 1965 AT WEWOKA, OK TO PERRY VERL AND CAROLYN SUE (RUSH) COLE.

PASSED AWAY:   THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 14, 2003 AT THE OU MEDICAL CENTER OF OKLAHOMA CITY.
AGE:   38 YEARS  6 MONTHS   AND  18 DAYS.

EDUCATION:   TERRI ATTENDED TUSHKA SCHOOLS AND THE KIAMICHI VO-TECH WHERE SHE TOOK COMPUTER CLASSES.

MARRIED:   TERRI MARRIED JOHN COOPER ON FEBRUARY 17, 2001 AT ATOKA, OK.

OCCUPATION:  TERRI WAS A HOUSEWIFE AND HOMEMAKER.

CHURCH AFFILIATION:  TERRI WAS A MEMBER OF THE COAL CREEK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.


     SURVIVED BY

HUSBAND:   JOHN COOPER OF THE HOME IN STRINGTOWN, OK.

SONS:  DUSTIN LYNN WOODARD OF DURANT, OK.
               DERRICK LEE WOODARD OF ANTLERS, OK.
               TYREESE LEE COOPER OF THE HOME.

PARENTS:   PERRY V. AND CAROLYN COLE OF ATOKA COUNTY, OK.

BROTHERS:  MICHAEL BAKER OF ATOKA, OK.
                         BILLY COLE OF WELSTON, OK.
                         JEFFERY COLE OF OKLAHOMA CITY.
                         KEITH COLE OF BLANCHARD, OK.

SISTERS:   LISA BAKER OF ATOKA, OK.
                     LINDA MOBBS OF CHECOTAH, OK.
                     SHARON MOSELY OF GORE, OK.
                     BARBARA REESE OF STRINGTOWN, OK.
                     BOBBIE YOUNGBLOOD OF EUFAULA, OK.
                     STACY BLEVINS OF STIGLER, OK.

GRANDPARENT:   VIRGINIA RUSH OF MOORE

MOTHER-IN-LAW:   LORENA COOPER OF STRINGTOWN, OK.

2 SISTERS-IN-LAW AND 7 BROTHERS-IN-LAW.


     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY

GRANDPARENTS:  VESTER RUSH.
                                     PERRY AND ANNIE COLE.
GREAT GRANDMOTHER:   SARAH FRANCIS LOFTIS.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:  SUNDAY, AUGUST 17, 2003 AT 2:00 PM.
PLACE OF SERVICES:   BROWN’S FUNERAL CHAPEL ~ ATOKA, OK.

INTERMENT:   COAL CREEK CEMETERY ~ ATOKA, OK.

OFFICIATING:   REV. EDWARD LUDLOW.

CASKETBEARERS:   DUSTIN WOODARD, DERRICK WOODARD, SAMPSON COOPER, TERRY COOPER, TOMMY COOPER, TOMMY REESE, MOSES COOPER, ROLAND COOPER, LLOYD ELDRIDGE.

HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:  RAYMOND COOPER, RICKY ELDRIDGE, RICKY REESE.
 
 
 
 
NAME:  JAMES ARLO CHANDLER SR., AGE 63, A LIFELONG ARLINGTON / EULESS, TEXAS AREA RESIDENT.

BORN:  JUNE 7, 1940 AT LAKE DALLAS, TEXAS TO ARLO JULIAN AND DOROTHY ELIZABETH (McGREW) CHANDLER.

PASSED AWAY:   LATE SUNDAY , AUGUST 17, 2003 AT THE BAYLOR ALL SAINTS MEDICAL CENTER HOSPICE UNIT IN FT. WORTH, TX.
AGE:   63 YEARS  2 MONTHS   AND   10 DAYS.

EDUCATION:   GRADUATED FROM ARLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL IN 1958. HE ATTENDED COLLEGE IN VENTURA, CA.

MARRIED:   JOYCE CONDER IN 1958 AT VENTURA, CA.
                       SARAH SALONIA (RICHARDSON) KLAUS ON OCTOBER 19,1972 AT ARLINGTON,TX.

OCCUPATION:  HE WORKED OVER 26 YEARS FOR THE I.B.M. CORP  AS A COMPUTER ENGINEER, RETIRING IN 1986.

CHURCH AFFILIATION:  JIM WAS A MEMBER OF THE AIRPORT FREEWAY CHURCH OF CHRIST IN EULESS, TX.

HE SERVED HIS COUNTRY FOR 6 YEARS IN THE U. S. NAVY.


     SURVIVED BY

MOTHER:  DOROTHY ELIZABETH SKINNER OF ARLINGTON, TX.

WIFE:  SARAH OF THE HOME IN EULESS, TX.

CHILDREN:    BEVERLY KLAUS STUFFLEBEAM AND HUSBAND CLYDE OF HEWITT, TX.
                         JACK KLAUS AND WIFE PATTI OF BEDFORD, TX.
                         JOHN BRYAN CHANDLER AND WIFE MARY OF DALLAS, TX.
                         JENNA BETH KNIGHT OF EULESS, TX.
                         JACQUELINE HANDY OF IRVING, TX.
                         JAMES ARLO CHANDLER JR. AND WIFE KELLY OF HAWKINS, TX.

12 GRANDCHILDREN AND 1 GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER.

BROTHER:   GARY LEE CHANDLER OF ARLINGTON. TX.

SON-IN-LAW:  RANDY KNIGHT OF COLLEYVILLE, TX.

IN LAWS:   FRED AND LAVADA DUKE OF ATOKA, OK.


     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY

FATHER:  ARLO JULIAN CHANDLER.
GRANDSON:  STEVEN RANDALL KNIGHT.
MOTHER IN-LAW:   BEATRICE IVA (TOMLINSON) DUKE.
GRANDPARENTS:  J.A.W. AND MARTHA (WALL) McGREW.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2003 AT 11:00 AM.
PLACE OF SERVICES:   AIRPORT FREEWAY CHURCH OF CHRIST ~ EULESS, TX

OFFICIATING:   JERRY BALL.

GRAVESIDE COMMITTAL SERVICE:   WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2003 AT 4:00 P.M.
 
INTERMENT:   TUSHKA CEMETERY ~ TUSHKA, OK.

OFFICIATING:   HAL ISHMAEL.

CASKETBEARERS:   BOBBY FOWLER, GREG CHANDLER, KYLE CHANDLER, LARRY THOMPSON, CHARLIE JOHNSON, ROBERT McDONALD.

HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:  TOM McGREW AND JONATHAN COWEN.
 
 
 
 
NAME:  JEWEL (DARST) SLUDER, AGE 85, LIFELONG ATOKA AREA RESIDENT.

BORN:  DECEMBER 19, 1917 AT LANE, OKLAHOMA TO JOHN BERRY AND ELIZABETH (TENSLEY) DARST.

PASSED AWAY:   TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2003 AT ATOKA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.
AGE:   85 YEARS  8 MONTHS   AND   0 DAYS.

EDUCATION: JEWEL ATTENDED SCHOOL AT WEST ALISON IN ATOKA COUNTY.

MARRIED:   ROWELL LEE “BUD” SLUDER ON DECEMBER 28, 1935 IN ATOKA COUNTY, OK.

OCCUPATION:  SHE WORKED IN A LAUNDRY FOR YEARS AND ALSO WORKED IN A NURSING HOME.

CHURCH AFFILIATION:  LONGTIME (SINCE 1948) MEMBER OF HIGH HILL BAPTIST CHURCH.


     SURVIVED BY

NEPHEWS:   GENE SLUDER AND WIFE CAROL OF ATOKA, OK.
                         BILL SLUDER AND WIFE AMY OF WYOMING.
                         JOHN DARST AND WIFE SHARON OF ATOKA, OK.
                         DON DARST AND WIFE BARBARA OF CALIFORNIA.
                         DOIS EARL MOFIELD AND WIFE CAROL OF ATOKA, OK.
                         LONNIE MOFIELD.
                         LOYD MOFIELD.

NIECES:    REBA FULSOM, NELDA JOHNSON, CHRISTINE BOTTOMS, DORETHA, LOUELLA, AND MILDRED.


     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY

PARENTS:   JOHN AND ELIZABETH DARST.
HUSBAND:   BUD SLUDER ON MAY 10, 1982.
BROTHER:   FLOYD DARST.
SISTER:  ETHEL McCARTHY.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:  THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 2003 AT 2:00 PM.
PLACE OF SERVICES:   BROWN’S FUNERAL CHAPEL ~ ATOKA, OK.

INTERMENT:   NEW ZION CEMETERY, EAST OF TUSHKA, OK.

OFFICIATING:   REV. STEVE HENRY.
ASSISTING:   REV. RON MEADOWS.

CASKETBEARERS:   PAUL MULLINS, JIMMY MULLINS, LARRY MULLINS, DONNIE ALLEN, JEFF ALLEN, DENNIS MEADOWS, GARY MEADOWS.
 
 
 
 
NAME:  GREGORY WARREN OWNBEY, AGE 42, A KIOWA, OK AREA RESIDENT.

BORN:  JANUARY 6, 1961 AT TUCSON, ARIZONA TO JIMMIE WARREN AND DOROTHY MADALENE (ROBERTS) OWNBEY.

PASSED AWAY:   THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 28, 2003 AT STRINGTOWN, OK.
AGE:   42 YEARS  7 MONTHS   AND   22 DAYS.

EDUCATION:   GREG ATTENDED SCHOOL IN SILVER CITY, NEW MEXICO AND PITTSBURG, CA . HE RECEIVED HIS GED FROM STRINGTOWN HIGH SCHOOL EARLIER THIS YEAR.
 
MARRIED:   STARLA DARST ON OCTOBER 28, 1985 AT HARTSHORNE, OK. THEY LATER DIVORCED.

OCCUPATION:  GREG WORKED THE OIL FIELDS AS A ROUGHNECK UNTIL 1993.


     SURVIVED BY

CHILDREN:  NATASHA D. BEAGLES, KELLY DAWN OWNBEY, AND DERRICK OWNBEY OF BUFFTON, SC.

SISTERS:   VICKI JOHNSON AND HUSBAND DAVID OF FRESNO, CA.
                     MYLYNDA TATE AND HUSBAND MICHAEL OF OWASSO, OK.
                     CARLA PACKWOOD OF PHOENIX, AZ.
                     TERRILL HOLLAND OF TUCSON, AZ.
                     JACQUELINE CUMMINS OF PHOENIX, AZ.

BROTHER:   CARL CARPENTER, JR. OF ATTAWA, IL.

MOTHER:  DOROTHY CARPENTER AND COMPANION RICHARD GARSIDE OF ATOKA, OK.

FATHER:  JIM OWNBEY AND WIFE BETTY OF SILVER CITY, NM.
 

 
DATE OF SERVICES:  NO SERVICES WILL BE HELD.
 
 
 
 
NAME:  RUBY PAULINE (ROBERTS) PARKER, AGE 81, AN ALTUS RESIDENT, FORMERLY A LONGTIME ATOKA-BENTLEY AREA RESIDENT.

BORN:  NOVEMBER 8, 1921 TO FRANK RICHARD AND ORA ORENE (REYNOLDS) ROBERTS AT COLEMAN, OK.

PASSED AWAY:   EARLY SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 30, 2003 AT THE PLANTATION VILLAGE CARE CENTER IN ALTUS, OK.
AGE:   81 YEARS   9 MONTHS  AND  9 DAYS.
 
EDUCATION:   ATTENDED BENTLEY SCHOOL.
 
MARRIED:   ATHNY “TONY” PARKER ON SEPTEMBER 10, 1938 AT BENTLEY, OK.
 
OCCUPATION:  HOUSEWIFE AND HOMEMAKER.

CHURCH AFFILIATION:  RUBY WAS A MEMBER OF THE HILLCREST BAPTIST CHURCH FOR MANY YEARS.

RUBY SPENT HER CHILDHOOD AND YOUNG ADULT YEARS IN AND AROUND BENTLEY, OK. SHE MET AND LATER MARRIED TONY AT BENTLEY, OK. RUBY WAS NOT ONLY A GOOD HOUSEWIFE AND HOMEMAKER, BUT ALSO A LOVING WIFE, MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER. SHE HAD MANY CLOSE FRIENDS IN AND AROUND BENTLEY AND ATOKA.


     SURVIVED BY

DAUGHTERS:   CLAUDENE PATTERSON AND HUSBAND BUDDY OF ALTUS, OK.
                             CAROL ARNOLD AND HUSBAND DON OF ADA, OK.

SONS:    TONY PARKER AND WIFE MOLLY OF WARDVILLE, OK.
               GARY PARKER AND WIFE DOROTHY OF LAWTON, OK.

SISTER:  DELIA HOGAN OF BENTLEY, OK.

GRANDCHILDREN:   BREN, TOBIN AND KANE JACKSON.
                                       MELISSA TIDWELL.
                                       MOLLY ALBERDA.
                                       JOE AND MAXEY PARKER.
                                       MARIAH PATTERSON.

11 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.


     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY

HUSBAND:   ATHNY “TONY” E. PARKER ON MAY 25, 1992.
BROTHERS:  EDWARD, J. D. JOSEPH, WORTHY, LEVI, AND CECIL ROBERTS.
SISTERS:   VANETIA WILLIAMS AND LOLA COBEN.
PARENTS:   FRANK AND ORA ROBERTS.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2003 AT 2:00 PM.
PLACE OF SERVICES:   BROWN’S FUNERAL CHAPEL ~ ATOKA, OK.

INTERMENT:   NEW ZION CEMETERY, EAST OF TUSHKA, OK.

OFFICIATING:   REV. TOBIN JACKSON.
ASSISTING:   MELISSA TIDWELL.

CASKETBEARERS:   FRANK ROBERTS, MIKE HOOPER, DOYLE REED, JERRY RICHARD, BARRY ROBERTS, RICKIE HUNT.

HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:  HERMAN PARKER, MARVIN ESTES, JOE PARKER, TOBIN JACKSON, KANE JACKSON
 
 
 
 
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