February, 2002 Memorials
 
 
 
 
NAME:    DENNIS RAY GRANGER , AGE 66, A LIFELONG ATOKA RESIDENT.

BORN:  DECEMBER 28, 1935 AT HARMONY, OKLAHOMA TO ALVIN FRANCES AND BERTIE (WITHROW) GRANGER.
 
PASSED AWAY: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2002 AT HIS REISDENCE EAST OF ATOKA.
AGE:   66 YEARS  1 MONTH  AND  4 DAYS.

EDUCATION: ATTENDED SCHOOLS AT HARMONY AND ATOKA HIGH.

MARRIED: JUDITH ANN LEE ON JUNE 3, 1962 AT STRINGTOWN, OK.

OCCUPATION:  HE WAS PARTS MANAGER FOR HENSON COMPANY OVER 33 YEARS. THE PAST 6 YEARS HE WORKED FOR THE ATOKA STATE BANK.

CHURCH AFFILIATION:  HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE DAYSPRING CHURCH 17 YEARS..

DENNIS WAS A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE ATOKA ROD AND GUN CLUB.


     SURVIVED BY

WIFE:  JUDY GRANGER OF THE HOME AT ATOKA, OK.

SONS:    MICHAEL WADE AND WIFE CHERYL OF ATOKA, OK.
               EVAN LOREN AND WIFE STEPHANIE OF DURANT, OK.

GRANDSONS:   ZACHARY ROGERS GRANGER AND KYLE WADE GRANGER OF ATOKA, OK.

BROTHERS:    ALVIN CLYDE GRANGER OF BENTONVILLE, AR.
                           GERALD MARTIN GRANGER AND WIFE GLENDA OF ATOKA, OK.

SISTERS:     FRANCES GAYLE YATES OF ATOKA, OK.
                       MARY KATHERINE FULLBRIGHT OF ATOKA, OK.
                       RETHA JOANN MAYHEW AND HUSBAND CALVIN OF ATOKA, OK.

UNCLES:    ROBERT REEVES OF STRINGTOWN, OK.
                     BILL GRANGER AND WIFE CONNIE OF ATOKA, OK.
                     ARTHUR GRANGER AND WIFE LOUISE OF ATOKA, OK.
                     JAMES GRANGER AND WIFE LaRUE OF DURANT, OK.

AUNTS:   PEARL NOEL AND HUSBAND CASH OF DURANT, OK.
                 DOROTHY LEWIS OF CALIFORNIA
                 WILMA GRAHAM OF ATOKA, OK.

SPECIAL COUSINS:   DAVID BLACKBURN AND WIFE BETTY OF ATOKA, OK.
                                         GLENN GRAHAM OF ANTLERS, OK.
                                         ELAINE HEARD AND HUSBAND JIMMIE OF FILLMORE, OK.
                                         BETTY REEVES AND HUSBAND JOHNNY OF STRINGTOWN, OK.
 

     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY

PARENTS:   ALVIN AND BERTIE GRANGER.
MOTHER-IN-LAW:   LESLIE LEE NICHOLS.
BROTHERS-IN-LAW:   LEON FULLBRIGHT, HOYT LEE, AND RALPH LEE.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2002 AT 2:00 P.M.
PLACE OF SERVICES:   DAYSPRING CHURCH ~ ATOKA, OK.

INTERMENT:   HIGH HILL CEMETERY ~ ATOKA, OK.

OFFICIATING:   DR. JAMES CROWSON.
ASSISTING:   REV. LARRY GREEN.

CASKETBEARERS:   LESTER MOORE, STEVE SWINDALL, ROGER HOLLEY, CHUCK WEBBER, RUSSELL LANE, JACK SHEFFIELD, SETH SWINDALL, STEPHEN MOORE.

HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:  CHARLES McCALL, C. A. McCALL, CHARLES McCALL lll, CLAY McCALL, BOB FREDERICK, JIMMIE HEARD, JOHNNY REEVES, DON BARNARD, HARLEY JENKINS, GLENN GRAHAM, GENE COOKSEY, ROBERT REEVES, DONNIE ALLEN, DAVID BLACKBURN, STEVE GEARHART, RICHARD MAYFIELD.

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS THE FAMILY REQUEST MEMORIALS BE MADE TO THE GIDEONS BIBLE PROGRAM OR THE REFUGE AND HOPE HOUSE AT BOX 238, WILBURTON, OKLAHOMA, 74578.
 
 
 
 
NAME:    MACK HAROLD KIZZIAR, JR., AGE 43, OF MENA ARKANSAS AND FORMER BRYAN COUNTY RESIDENT.

BORN:    SEPTEMBER 4, 1958 AT OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA TO MACK HAROLD KIZZIAR, SR. AND NELDA JEANNE (BLACKWOOD) KIZZIAR.
 
PASSED AWAY:   SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2002 AT MENA, AR.
AGE:   43 YEARS  4 MONTHS   AND   28 DAYS.

EDUCATION:   ATTENDED SCHOOLS AT DURANT HIGH SCHOOL.

MARRIED:   SABRA LYNN MUSGROVE.

OCCUPATION:    MACK WAS THE OWNER OF AN APARTMENT BUILDING.


     SURVIVED BY

WIFE:    SABRA OF MENA, AR.

DAUGHTER:  CRYSTAL JACOB & HUSBAND CHRIS OF McALESTER, OK.

SONS:    CHARLES FRANKLIN KIZZIAR OF MENA, AR.
               THOMAS ANTHONY KIZZIAR OF MENA, AR.

GRANDCHILDREN:   EMLEY ELIZABETH JACOB OF McALESTER, OK.
                                         NAI YIMMIE HOPE JACOB OF McALESTER, OK.

BROTHER:   MICHAEL ANTHONY DANIELS & WIFE JULIA OF DALLAS, TX.

SISTER:  SANDRA JEAN BROWN OF ATOKA, OK.

UNCLE:   WILLIE EARL BLACKWOOD OF DURANT, OK.

AUNT:  FAYE DALTON OF OKLAHOMA CITY.

NIECES:    VICTORIA MATTHEWS OF ATOKA, OK.
                   JULIA MATTHEWS OF ATOKA, OK.


     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY

PARENTS:   MACK and NELDA KIZZIAR.
GRANDMOTHER:   RUBY TIMBERLAKE.
AUNT:    CLARA DANIELS.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    FRIDAY, FEBRURY 8, 2002 AT 11:00 A.M.
PLACE OF SERVICES:   BROWN’S FUNERAL CHAPEL ~ ATOKA, OK.

INTERMENT:   CADDO CEMETERY ~ CADDO, OK.

OFFICIATING:   REV. RANDY JACOB.

CASKETBEARERS:   JARED SIMMONS, LARRY COOPER, REV. JEFF McCORMICK, JOHN HOLLOWAY, PRESTON BROWN, DOUG GABBARD.

HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:  CHRIS JACOB, CHARLES KIZZIAR, THOMAS KIZZIAR, DANIEL SIMMONS, JOHN SIMMONS.
 
 
 
 
NAME:   WILLIAM ALLEN ESTEP, AGE 45, A LEHIGH AREA RESIDENT.

BORN:  FEBRUARY 20, 1956 AT OKMULGEE, OKLAHOMA TO WESLEY A. AND ANNA (KEELER) ESTEP.
 
PASSED AWAY: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2002 AT HURLEY HOSPITAL, COALGATE, OK.
AGE:   45 YEARS  11 MONTHS  AND  13 DAYS.

EDUCATION:   ATTENDED SCHOOL AND GRADUATED FROM COALGATE HIGH SCHOOL IN 1974. WILLIAM PLAYED FOOTBALL IN HIGH SCHOOL. HE ATTENDED MURRAY STATE COLLEGE AND ALSO ATTENDED KIAMICHI VO-TECH.

MARRIED:   DEBBIE SCHMIDT.
                       NUDREA EDWARDS.

OCCUPATION:  WILLIAM RETIRED FROM THE U. S. ARMY AFTER 23 YEARS SERVICE.

CHURCH AFFILIATION:  WILLIAM WAS A MEMBER OF COTTONWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH FOR THE PAST 10 OR 12 YEARS. 
 
HE SERVED HIS COUNTRY IN THE U. S. ARMY NATIONAL GUARD 45TH INFANTRY, DID A HITCH IN GERMANY, ATTAINED THE RANK OF STAFF SERGEANT, AND RECEIVED NUMEROUS CITATIONS AND COMMENDATIONS.
 
HE WAS ALSO A MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN LEGION  AND WON SEVERAL STATE AND REGIONAL CHAMPION GOLDEN GLOVE BOXING MATCHES.


     SURVIVED BY

SONS:  JAMES W. COTTRELL ESTEP OF LEHIGH, OK.
               WESLEY ESTEP JR. OF COALGATE, OK.
               WILLIAM S. ESTEP OF LEHIGH, OK.

DAUGHTER:  LATRISHA E. ESTEP OF LEHIGH, OK.

FATHER:  WESLEY ESTEP OF LEHIGH, OK.

BROTHERS:    WESLEY P. ESTEP OF LEHIGH, OK.
                           KENNETH DALE ESTEP OF LEHIGH, OK.

SISTER:  ANGELA WALLACE OF COALGATE, OK.


     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY

MOTHER:  ANNA ESTEP.
SISTERS:   BRENDA WOODS and REGINA ESTEP.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2002 AT 2:00 P.M.
PLACE OF SERVICES:   COTTONWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH.

INTERMENT:   LEHIGH CEMETERY ~ LEHIGH, OK.

OFFICIATING:   REV. BILL WEATHERS.
ASSISTING:   REV. BOB TRAIL.

CASKETBEARERS:   LEO ABLES, JASON McENTIRE, RICK LEWIS, RANDY WARD, GARY HUMMINGBIRD, MACK GAYLOR.

HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:  VERNON HAYWORTH, JAMES SMITH, BOB WARD, CLAUDE COTTRELL, MARION FLOYD.
 
 
 
 
NAME:    MARIE LUCILLE (ALES) ARMSTRONG, AGE 72, A LONGTIME STRINGTOWN RESIDENT.

BORN:  AUGUST 1, 1929 AT CAMEL CREEK, NEAR STRINGTOWN TO CHARLES LEE VERNON AND RUTH LUCILLE (ZACHARY) ALES.
 
PASSED AWAY:   MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2002 AT ATOKA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.
AGE:   72 YEARS  6 MONTHS   AND   3 DAYS.

EDUCATION:   ATTENDED SCHOOLS AT LANE AND ARMSTRONG, WHICH ARE BOTH LOCATED IN ATOKA COUNTY.

MARRIED:   ANDREW JACKSON ARMSTRONG SR. ON OCTOBER 8, 1946 AT LANE, OK.

OCCUPATION:  HOUSEWIFE AND HOMEMAKER.

CHURCH AFFILIATION:  LONGTIME MEMBER OF MT. OLIVE BAPTIST CHURCH.
 
SHE LOVED MUSIC, BAKING, FISHING, SPOILING HER GRANDCHILDREN, NIECES AND NEPHEWS.  MARIE NEVER MET A STRANGER.


     SURVIVED BY

CHILDREN:    SHIRLEY LONG OF SHERMAN, TX.
                         ANDREW JACKSON ARMSTRONG JR. OF SHERMAN, TX.
                         LINDA GAYLE PAYNE and HUSBAND WILLIAM OF SHERMAN, TX.
                         CHARLEY THOMAS ARMSTRONG OF STRINGTOWN, OK.

10 GRANDCHILDREN, 11 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.

SISTER:  BESSIE BRAY OF ATOKA, OK.

BROTHERS:  ED FISHER OF STRINGTOWN, OK.
                         CHARLES ALES and WIFE MURIEL OF FT. BRAGG, CA.

BROTHER-IN-LAW:  OTAH ARMSTRONG and WIFE MARGIE OF SUPULPA, OK.

SISTER-IN-LAW:   VIOLET WALTHALL OF STRINGTOWN, OK.


     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY

HUSBAND:   ANDREW JACKSON ARMSTRONG, SR. ON DECEMBER 10, 1991.
PARENTS:   CHARLES and RUTH ALES.
SISTER:  DARLENE FISHER.
BROTHERS:  WILLIAM ALBERT FISHER, HOWARD LEON FISHER, and JESSIE EUGENE ALES.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2002 AT 10:00 A.M.
PLACE OF SERVICES:   BROWN’S FUNERAL CHAPEL ~ ATOKA, OK.

INTERMENT:   REDDEN CEMETERY ~ STRINGTOWN, OK.

OFFICIATING:   REV. LOYD THOMPSON.

CASKETBEARERS:   MATTHEW PAYNE, DALE ARMSTRONG, JACK ARMSTRONG, JUSTIN BASSETT, JAMES COOKSTON, WILLIAM PAYNE.

HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:    ED FISHER, BROCK HOPSON, GUY HOPSON.
 
 
 
 
NAME:    FLORENCE THELMA (CALLICOAT) MAYO, AGE 84, A LIFELONG BENTLEY AREA RESIDENT.

BORN:  OCTOBER 26, 1917 AT BENTLEY, OKLAHOMA TO WILLIAM GENE AND IDA MAE (BAZE) CALLICOAT.
 
PASSED AWAY:   TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2002 AT BENTLEY, OK.
AGE:   84 YEARS  3 MONTHS   AND   9 DAYS.

EDUCATION: ATTENDED SCHOOLS AT EAST ALLISON.

MARRIED:   HARVEY LEE “GEORGE” MAYO ON NOVEMBER 15, 1934 AT BENTLEY, OK.

OCCUPATION:  HOUSEWIFE AND HOMEMAKER.

CHURCH AFFILIATION:  MEMBER OF BENTLEY BAPTIST CHURCH SINCE 1934. SHE WAS VERY ACTIVE IN THE COMMUNITY. SERVED AS PRESIDENT OF THE BENTLEY COMMUNITY CENTER AND SHE LOVED GARDENING AND HER CHICKENS.


     SURVIVED BY

CHILDREN:    EUNICE REED and HUSBAND CHARLES OF BENTLEY, OK.
                         HARVEY MAYO, JR. and WIFE RUTH OF BENTLEY, OK.
                         CURTIS MAYO and WIFE MYRNA OF BENTLEY, OK.
                         WAYNE MAYO and WIFE ROBERTA OF WHITESBORO, TX.

11 GRANDCHILDREN, 45 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, 12 GREAT GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.

SISTER:    JUANITA VARNER and HUSBAND JACK OF COWETA, OK.

BROTHER:   BILL CALLICOAT and WIFE NETTIE OF LODI, CA.

SISTERS-IN-LAW:    KATIE CALLICOAT OF SHERMAN, TX.
                                     MARY CALLICOAT OF BROKEN ARROW, OK.


     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY

HUSBAND:   HARVEY MAYO, SR. ON JANUARY 13, 2001.
PARENTS:   WILLIAM GENE and IDA MAE CALLICOAT.
GRANDSON:    KEITH MAYO.
GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER:   CHEYENNE MAYO.
BROTHERS:  JACK & CARL CALLICOAT.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2002 AT 2:00 P.M.
PLACE OF SERVICES:   BENTLEY BAPTIST CHURCH ~ BENTLEY, OK.

INTERMENT:   BENTLEY CEMETERY ~ BENTLEY, OK.

OFFICIATING:   REV. REX WILLIAMS.
ASSISTING:   REV. JOHN HOWARD.

CASKETBEARERS:   CHARLES CARROLL, KENNETH FRAZIER, DONALD COYLE, JOSH ALLEN, TROY GAMMON, JOHN WEBSTER.

HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:  (GRANDSONS)  MELVIN MAYO, WESLEY MAYO, JOHN MAYO, STEVEN MAYO, GILBERT DWIGGINS, GLEN DWIGGINS, EUGENE MAYO, CLINT MAYO, LLOYD MAYO.
 
 
 
 
NAME:    BILLY REX HILL, AGE 76, RESIDENT OF ATOKA SINCE 1998.

BORN:  JULY 1, 1925 AT WHITEWRIGHT, OKLAHOMA TO MARTIN L. AND ZULA JANE (CUMMINGS) HILL.
 
PASSED AWAY:   WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2002 AT ATOKA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.
AGE:   76 YEARS  7 MONTHS   5 DAYS.

EDUCATION:   ATTENDED SCHOOLS AT STIGLER, OK.

MARRIED:   BETTY SUE WILSON ON FEBRUARY 6, 1963 AT CRAWFORD COUNTY, AR.

OCCUPATION:  BILLY WAS A TRUCK DRIVER.

CHURCH AFFILIATION:  HE WAS A LONGTIME MEMBER OF FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF MUSKOGEE, OK.

BILLY SERVED HIS COUNTRY IN THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD AND MERCHANTS MARINES AND WAS A VETERAN OF WWII.


     SURVIVED BY

WIFE:  BILLIE OF THE HOME IN ATOKA, OK.

SON:   DENNIS REX HILL AND WIFE KAREN OF CHINA LAKE, CA.

BROTHER:   TOM HILL OF TULSA, OK.

SISTER:  MARTHA LOU WOODBERRY OF CHICAGO, IL.


     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY

PARENTS:   MARTIN AND ZULA HILL.
BROTHER:   J. C. HILL.
SISTER:    BEATRICE CROWDER.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:  NO SERVICES.

INTERMENT:   BURIED CREMAINS AT FT. GIBSON NATIONAL CEMETERY.
 
 
 
 
NAME:    ANN B. SMITH, AGE 75, A STRINGTOWN AREA RESIDENT.

BORN:    AUGUST 20, 1926 AT JASPER, ALABAMA TO GEORGE WASHINGTON AND LEILA (WHISENHUNT) BALLINGER.
 
PASSED AWAY:   MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2002 AT ATOKA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.
AGE:   75 YEARS  5 MONTHS   AND   21 DAYS

EDUCATION:   ATTENDED SCHOOLS AT JASPER, AL.

MARRIED:   ALWOOD SAMUEL SMITH ON JUNE 30, 1942 IN OHIO.

OCCUPATION:    WAS EMPLOYED IN CIVIL SERVICE, RETIRING 20 YEARS AGO.

CHURCH AFFILIATION:  ANN ATTENDED SIGNAL HEIGHTS BAPTIST CHURCH IN SACRAMENTO, CA.


     SURVIVED BY

SONS:    GEORGE ROBERT “BOB” SMITH AND WIFE KATHY OF STRINGTOWN, OK.
               KENNETH DEAN SMITH OF SAN FRANCISCO, CA.

GRANDCHILDREN:   LANDA JEAN SMITH.
                                         RUTH ANN MARLOW AND HUSBAND ONIE OF STRINGTOWN, OK.
                                         SAMUEL SMITH OF SACRAMENTO, CA.
                                         TERRI SMITH OF SACRAMENTO, CA.
                                         ROBERT SMITH OF SACRAMENTO, CA.
                                         JASON BRIGGS OF SACRAMENTO, CA.
                                         ASHLEY SMITH OF SACRAMENTO, CA.

GREAT GRANDCHILDREN:   MICHAEL DYLLON MARLOW OF STRINGTOWN, OK.
                                                       KEIANA SMITH OF SACRAMENTO, CA.
                                                       LEXI SMITH OF SACRAMENTO, CA.
                                                       VISHAUN SMITH OF SACRAMENTO, CA.
                                                       KATRINA SMITH OF SACRAMENTO, CA.

SISTER:  VIRGINIA WRIGHT AND HUSBAND EVERETT OF CHAPEL, NE.

SPECIAL FRIENDS:   LUCY LEE AND GOLDIE SMITH OF SACRAMENTO, CA


     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY

HUSBAND:   ALWOOD SAMUEL SMITH IN SEPTEMBER, 1998.
PARENTS:   GEORGE AND LEILA BALLINGER.
SON:   ROGER LEE SMITH.
BROTHER:   GEORGE WASHINGTON BALLINGER.
SISTERS:   RUBY GILBERT AND PAULENE VANDERVER.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:  NO SERVICES.
 
INTERMENT:   NONE  - DIRECT CREMATION.
 
 
 
 
NAME:    JAMES DONALD THOMPSON, AGE 74, A LONGTIME ATOKA AREA RESIDENT.

BORN:  JANUARY 28, 1928 AT DAISY, OKLAHOMA TO JOSEPH ALEXANDER AND FENETTIE (HUBBLE) THOMPSON.
 
PASSED AWAY:   THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2002 AT ATOKA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.
AGE:   74 YEARS  0 MONTHS   AND   16 DAYS.

EDUCATION:   ATTENDED SCHOOLS AT GOSS AND DAISY.

MARRIED:   BILLIE FRANCES PARMLEY ON FEBRUARY 6, 1959 AT BOSWELL, OK.

OCCUPATION:  JAMES WORKED A NUMBER OF YEARS AS A HIGHLINER FOR R. S. GOODMAN POLE LINE CONSTRUCTION AND WORKED ON THE CARR RANCH FOR OVER 20 YEARS, RETIRING IN 1990.

CHURCH AFFILIATION:    THE CHURCH OF GOD.


     SURVIVED BY

SONS:    ANTHONY THOMPSON and WIFE SANDY OF ATOKA, OK.
               MAURICE THOMPSON and WIFE SCARLETT OF ATOKA, OK.
               ALAN DURANT and WIFE SUE OF ATOKA, OK.
               ZANE THOMPSON and WIFE JOSETTE OF JACKSONVILLE, TX.

DAUGHTERS:   DONNA ALLEN OF ATOKA, OK.
                             DEBORAH KENYON and HUSBAND DONNIE OF ATOKA, OK.
                             RHONDA LOUDERMILK and HUSBAND MIKE OF COALGATE, OK.
                             TRACY FORD and HUSBAND MARTY OF STIGLER, OK.

BROTHERS:    FLOYD WAYNE THOMPSON and WIFE LOUISE OF ANCHORAGE, AK.
                           FREEMAN THOMPSON and WIFE REGINA OF ATOKA, OK.
                           RAYMOND HAROLD THOMPSON OF ATOKA, OK.

SISTERS:   ZELPHA BRIGGS OF HAYWARD, CA.
                     NORA PARSON and HUSBAND ROYCE OF AURORA, CO.
                     IRENE LOGUE OF ATOKA, OK.
                     JOYCE DOANE and HUSBAND BILL OF ATOKA, OK.

28 GRANDCHILDREN, 8 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.


     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY

PARENTS:   JOE and FENETTIE THOMPSON.
SONS:    PETE DURANT and STACY THOMPSON.
BROTHERS:    ROBERT THOMPSON AND INFANT OWEN THOMPSON.
BROTHERS-IN-LAW:   ROBERT BRIGGS and JIM LOGUE.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2002 AT 2:00 P.M.
PLACE OF SERVICES:   BROWN’S FUNERAL CHAPEL ~ ATOKA, OK.

INTERMENT:   DARWIN CEMETERY ~ EAST FARRIS, OK.

OFFICIATING:   REV. DEE JUSTUS.
ASSISTING:   REV. LOYD THOMPSON.

CASKETBEARERS:   MILFORD POWELL, HARRY FARRIS, JACK BACON, ADRIAN JONES, JOHN COOK, FRANKIE HUNT.

HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:    BUD CARR, LARRY PARKER, ERNEST MAYO, T. D. HUTSON, JIM CARR, RICHARD CARR.
 
 
 
 
NAME:    GRACIE MAE (MANNING) NEAL, AGE 81, A LONGTIME STRINGTOWN AREA RESIDENT.

BORN:  MAY 11, 1920 AT PHILLIPS, COAL COUNTY, OKLAHOMA TO RUFUS MANNING, SR. AND JOANNA (EVANS) MANNING.
 
PASSED AWAY:   THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2002 AT HURLEY HEALTH CENTER IN COALGATE, OK.
AGE:   81 YEARS  9 MONTHS   AND   3 DAYS.

EDUCATION:   ATTENDED SCHOOLS AT STRINGTOWN, ok.

MARRIED:   CLEVELAND NEAL IN 1943 AT STRINGTOWN, OK.

OCCUPATION:  GRACIE WAS A COOK FOR STRINGTOWN SCHOOL, SHE WORKED A NUMBER YEARS IN NURSING HOMES AS A NURSES AID AND IN LATER YEARS SHE WORKED IN HOME ELDERLY CARE.

CHURCH AFFILIATION:    MEMBER OF C M E MILES CHAPEL METHODIST CHURCH IN STRINGTOWN. SHE SERVED AS CHURCH TREASURER A NUMBER OF YEARS.


     SURVIVED BY

CHILDREN:    JOE WASHINGTON and WIFE ALBERTA OF KANSAS CITY, MO.
                         CLIFFORD NEAL OF STRINGTOWN, OK.
                         MERRITT MIKE NEAL OF KANSAS CITY, MO.
                         RICKY NEAL and WIFE MELONY OF WYLIE, TX.
                         DIANA FRANKLIN and HUSBAND LEON OF OKLAHOMA CITY.
                         PATSY JONES and HUSBAND CLARENCE OF ATOKA, OK.
                         CHESTER NEAL OF OKLAHOMA CITY.

18 GRANDCHILDREN, 12 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.

SISTER:    ROSIE TRIMBLE OF KANSAS CITY, MO.

BROTHERS:    ROSEVELT MANNING and WIFE WILLIE OF KANSAS CITY, MO.
                           RALPH MANNING OF COMPTON, CA.

BROTHER-IN-LAW:    LAWRENCE NEAL OF STRINGTOWN, OK.

DAUGHTER-IN-LAW:   LOTTIE NEAL OF ATOKA, OK.


     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY

PARENTS:   RUFUS SR. and JOANNA MANNING.
HUSBAND:   CLEVELAND NEAL ON MAY 21, 1972.
SONS:    STAFFORD CLEVELAND & TERRY NEAL.
DAUGHTER:    ROSE MARIE BURRIS.
BROTHERS:    M. C., EMMITT, and RUFUS JR. MANNING.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2002 AT 2:00 P.M.
PLACE OF SERVICES:   BROWN’S FUNERAL CHAPEL~ ATOKA, OK.

INTERMENT:   WELLS STREET CEMETERY ~ STRINGTOWN, OK.

OFFICIATING:   REV. GERALD STEPHENS.

CASKETBEARERS:   CLIFFORD NEAL, RICK NEAL, CHESTER NEAL, MIKE NEAL, JOE WASHINGTON, LEON FRANKLIN.

HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:  LEWIS McGEE, ED McGEE, HAROLD MILES, DARRELL MILES, CARL BROWN, LAWRENCE NEAL.

FLOWER BEARERS:  JULIA ANN FULSOM, WILMA McGEE, LINDA NEAL, TIFFANY NEAL, KATRINA FRANKLIN, CORRISSA NEAL.
 
 
 
 
NAME:  ALPHA OLETA (McKINNEY) EVANS, AGE 68, LIFELONG ATOKA COUNTY RESIDENT.

BORN:  AUGUST 19, 1933 AT DARWIN, OKLAHOMA TO ALVA WASHINGTON AND GLADYS JEWEL (GOODWIN) McKINNEY.
 
PASSED AWAY:   SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2002 AT HER HOME EAST OF ATOKA, OK.
AGE:   68 YEARS  5 MONTHS   AND   27 DAYS.

EDUCATION:   ATTENDED SCHOOLS AT LITTLE PINE AND ATOKA.

MARRIED:   EDWARD JAMES EVANS NOVEMBER 1, 1949 AT ATOKA, OK.

OCCUPATION:  HOUSEWIFE AND HOMEMAKER.

CHURCH AFFILIATION:  MEMBER OF THE MT. OLIVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH.


     SURVIVED BYS

SONS:  DUANE EVANS AND WIFE LINDA OF ATOKA, OK.
               BUTCH EVANS OF REDDEN, OK.

DAUGHTERS:   LOUISE MOORE AND HUSBAND JOHN OF CHICKASHA, OK.
                             KAREN DAVIS AND HUSBAND KEVIN OF ATOKA, OK.

17 GRANDCHILDREN, 11 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.

BROTHER:   ROBERT J. McKINNEY AND WIFE BETH OF CLEVELAND, OK.


     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY

HUSBAND:   EDWARD EVANS ON DECEMBER 1, 2001.
PARENTS:   ALVA AND GLADYS McKINNEY.
SON:   JOE EVANS ON SEPTEMBER 14, 2001.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2002 AT 2:00 P.M.
PLACE OF SERVICES:   BROWN’S FUNERAL CHAPEL ~ ATOKA, OK.

INTERMENT:   FARRIS CEMETERY ~ FARRIS, OK.

OFFICIATING: REV. LARRY ROSE.

CASKETBEARERS:   (NEPHEWS) EVAN LAYTON, WAYNE HEAD, WALTER EVANS, JACKIE LAYTON, JOHNNY LAYTON, CHARLIE EVANS, DENNIS EVANS.

HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:  D. W. DARNELL, PAT KENNEDY, DION KIEFER, JERRY LYTLE, TOMMY LYTLE, JUNIOR LYTLE.
 
 
 
 
NAME:    PEGGY RUTH (TOLLIVER) SMITHART, 66, A TUSHKA RESIDENT THE PAST 40 YEARS.
 
BORN:  NOVEMBER 26, 1935 AT McGREGOR, TEXAS TO CHARLES AND JIMMIE (COLE) TOLLIVER.
 
PASSED AWAY:   FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2002 AT HER TUSHKA RESIDENCE.
AGE:   66 YEARS  2 MONTHS   AND   26 DAYS.
 
EDUCATION:   ATTENDED SCHOOLS AT McGREGOR, TX.
 
MARRIED:   IRA LEROY SMITHART ON APRIL 20, 1958 AT DURANT, OK.
 
OCCUPATION:  SHE WORKED 27 YEARS AT THE WRANGLER PLANT IN COALGATE AND WAS A HOUSEWIFE AND HOMEMAKER.
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:  PEGGY WAS A BAPTIST.
 
PEGGY LOVED GARDENING, FLOWERS, AND THE OUTDOORS.
 

     SURVIVED BY
 
HUSBAND:   LEROY OF THE HOME AT TUSHKA, OK.
 
CHILDREN:  KAY SMITHART OF CADDO, OK.
                         VERNON SMITHART AND WIFE LAVONA OF ROANOAKE, TX.
                         CLAYTON SMITHART AND TONJA CALLEN OF SHERMAN, TX.
 
BROTHERS:    CHARLES TOLLIVER OF BOYD, TX.
                           JIMMY TOLLIVER OF WACO, TX.
 
GRANDCHILDREN:   BRYAN BRITT, DUSTIN BRITT, JASON SMITHART, SAJUN MILLER, CALEB SMITHART, TRENTON SMITHART.
 

     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
PARENTS:   CHARLES AND JIMMIE TOLLIVER.
BROTHER: JOE TOLLIVER.
NEPHEW:  MACK TOLLIVER.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2002 AT 2:00 P.M.
PLACE OF SERVICES:   GRAVESIDE SERVICES.
 
INTERMENT:   TUSHKA CEMETERY ~ TUSKA, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:   REV. BOB JOHNSON.
 
CASKETBEARERS:   (GRANDSONS) BRYAN BRITT, DUSTIN BRITT, SAJUN MILLER, JASON SMITHART, CALEB SMITHART, TRENTON SMITHART.
 
HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:  FRANKIE HUNT, DEE HUNT, RICKY HUNT, DWIGHT COATE, DAVID CANTRELL, WAYNE SMITHART, ROBERT WOOLF.
 
 
 
 
NAME:    DESSIE ELIZABETH (LACKEY) WORKMAN, AGE 87, A LONGTIME CANEY AREA RESIDENT.
 
BORN:  MAY 4, 1914 AT CANEY, OKLAHOMA TO ALBERT G. AND SARAH ALIVITINE (PRICE) LACKEY.
 
PASSED AWAY:   MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2002 AT KING’S DAUGHTERS AND SONS NURSING HOME IN DURANT, OK.
AGE: 87 YEARS 9 MONTHS AND 21 DAYS.
 
EDUCATION:   ATTENDED SCHOOLS AT BUCKHOLT AND CANEY.
 
MARRIED:   AUTHER LEE "LEECIE" WORKMAN ON MAY 11, 1929 IN ATOKA, OK.
 
OCCUPATION:  HOUSEWIFE AND HOMEMAKER. PRIOR TO THE WAR SHE WORKED ON THE W.P.A. PROGRAM AND SHE WORKED A FEW YEARS AT THE AMUNITION DEPOT IN SAVANNA IN THE 40s.
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:  CHARTER MEMBER OF THE CANEY FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH.
 
DESSIE LOVED BEING A MOTHER. SHE ENJOYED BEING WITH HER FAMILY, TRAVELING AND GARDENING.
 

     SURVIVED BY
 
CHILDREN:    BESSIE UMSTED and HUSBAND ROBERT EARL OF CANEY, OK.
                         GENE WORKMAN and WIFE CAROLYN OF CANEY, OK.
                         GLENDA McBRIDE OF CANEY, OK.
                         CAROLYN YODER and HUSBAND HAROLD OF CANEY, OK.
                         DON WORKMAN and WIFE BRENDA OF TUSHKA, OK.
                         LENIS BOEHME OF CANEY, OK.
 
14 GRANDCHILDREN.

NUMEROUS GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.
 
BROTHERS:  FLOYD LACKEY OF SAN MARCOS, TX.
                         A. G. LACKEY OF FT. WORTH, TX.
 
SISTERS:   IVEY WATSON OF DURANT, OK.
                     PAULINE RAINS OF OKLAHOMA CITY.
                     WILMA MAYO OF FT. WORTH, TX.
                     DESSIE MAY MURRAY OF FT. WORTH, TX.

     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
PARENTS:   ALBERT AND SARAH LACKEY.
HUSBAND:   LEECIE WORKMAN ON JULY 13, 1979.
INFANT SON:  CLIFFORD WORKMAN.
SISTERS:   LORINE LACKEY, ESSIE GARVIN, and WANDA GIBBS.
BROTHERS:  JOE LACKEY, JACK LACKEY, AND J. J. LACKEY.
SONS-IN-LAW:   BOBBY BOEHME, T. A. McBRIDE, AND LEE R. FARMER.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2002 AT 2:00 P.M.
PLACE OF SERVICES:   FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH ~ CANEY, OK.
 
INTERMENT:   PERKINS CEMETERY ~ CANEY, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:   REV. VICTOR COOK.
EULOGY:  ROBERT EARL UMSTED.
 
CASKETBEARERS:   (GRANDSONS) RICK UMSTED, MICK UMSTED, BRUCE McBRIDE, RANDY WORKMAN, BART WORKMAN, BOBBY BOEHME, RUSSELL WORKMAN, RON WORKMAN.
 
HONORARY:  (GRANDDAUGHTERS) VICKI KIRKPATRICK, RHONDA ROSE, SHONDA THOMAS, DONNA HARDMAN, SHERRI BROWN, JEANA BOEHME.
 
 
 
 
NAME:    GUY ELMER KELLOGG JR, AGE 77, A LIFELONG DAISY AREA RESIDENT.
 
BORN:  JULY 10, 1924 AT DAISY, OKLAHOMA TO GUY ELMER AND GRACE MARGARET (FURR) KELLOGG.
 
PASSED AWAY:   TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2002 AT McALESTER REGIONAL HOSPITAL.
AGE:   77 YEARS  7 MONTHS   AND   16 DAYS.
 
EDUCATION:   ATTENDED SCHOOLS AT DAISY AND STRINGTOWN GRADUATING IN 1941.
 
MARRIED:   MATTIE ALBERTIE WILLIAMSON ON FEBRUARY 18, 1947 AT ATOKA, OK.
 
OCCUPATION:  GUY WAS A RANCHER.
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:  LONGTIME MEMBER OF THE McGEE VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH, WHERE HE TAUGHT SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS.
 
 
     SURVIVED BY
 
WIFE:  MATTIE ALBERTIE KELLOGG OF THEIR HOME IN DAISY, OK.
 
SONS:    DAVID KELLOGG and WIFE BEA OF STRINGTOWN, OK.
               CHRIS KELLOGG and WIFE MARCIA OF DAISY, OK.
               OWEN KELLOGG and WIFE JUDY OF DAISY, OK.
               RODNEY KELLOGG and WIFE DENISE OF PITTSBURG, OK.
 
GRANDCHILDREN:   AMY and DEWAYNE REMBER OF FARRIS, OK.
                                       WESLEY KELLOGG OF STILLWATER, OK.
                                       KENT, CORY, BRADLEY and WADE KELLOGG OF DAISY, OK.
                                       TAYLOR and KAYLIN KELLOGG OF PITTSBURG, OK.
                                       JUSTIN KELLOGG and HEATHER OSBORN OF ATOKA, OK.

GREAT GRANDCHILDREN:   BLAKE REMBER OF FARRIS, OK.
                                                       SEBASTIAN OSBORN OF ATOKA, OK.

BROTHERS:    BILL KELLOGG and WIFE INA JO OF DAISY, OK.
                           JIM KELLOGG and WIFE LINDA OF STRINGTOWN, OK.

COUSINS:   MABLE ROY OF ATOKA, OK.
                       EDWARD KELLOGG OF CALIFORNIA.
 
BROTHER-IN-LAW:    DENNIS WILLIAMSON OF DAISY, OK.
 
SISTER-IN-LAW:   VERSIE VAUGHAN OF PITTSBURG, OK.
 

     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
PARENTS:   GUY ELMER and MARGARET GRACE KELLOGG.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2002 AT 2:00 P.M.
PLACE OF SERVICES:     McGEE VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH ~ DAISY, OK.
 
INTERMENT:   MOUNTAIN HOME CEMETERY ~ DAISY, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:   REV. BOB MUNCY.
ASSISTING:   REV. HAROLD CLARY.
 
CASKETBEARERS:   MIKE KELLOGG, BILLY GUY KELLOGG, ED KELLOGG, MIKE GRANGER, MIKE TALLEY, JERRY MONTE, JEREMY KELLOGG, BRIAN KELLOGG, BRENT KELLOGG, LESS YOUNG, JERRY JOHNSON, JOHN KEITH SELBY, JODY KELLOGG.
 
HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:    BENNY WYRICK, BUSTER HARRIS, ROWLAND GABBART, CHARLIE HENSLEY, RICK ISOM, HOMER BOYETT, KENNETH ANDERSON, GERALD PITTS, LAWRENCE McMURRY, NATHAN SELF.
 
 
 
 
NAME:    THOMAS EZRA "TOMMY" LAVENDER, AGE 64, A RESIDENT OF THE CENTERPOINT AREA SINCE 1986.
 
BORN:  JANUARY 10, 1938 AT CARADINE, ALABAMA TO CLEMONS J. AND ETTA (ROBBINS) LAVENDER.

PASSED AWAY:   WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2002 AT BATESVILLE, MO FROM INJURIES RECEIVED IN AUTO ACCIDENT.
AGE:   64 YEARS  1 MONTH  AND  17 DAYS.
 
EDUCATION:   ATTENDED SCHOOLS AT TUPELO, MISSISSIPPI AND NUMEROUS MECHANIC SCHOOLS.
 
MARRIED:   MARY PHELPS.
 
OCCUPATION:  RETIRED MECHANIC.
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:  TOMMY WAS OF THE PENTECOSTAL FAITH, A MEMBER OF DECATUR LODGE #447 IN DECATUR, TEXAS, AND HE SERVED IN THE U.S. ARMY.


     SURVIVORS
 
WIFE:    MARY FRANCES LAVENDER OF CENTERPOINT, OK.
 
CHILDREN:    MARGARET E. RUTLAND and HUSBAND TRAVIS OF LANE, OK.
                         THOMAS EZRA LAVENDER OF LITTLE ROCK, AR.
                         BILL COUNTRYMAN and WIFE STEPHANIE OF DURANT, OK.
                         PAMELA COVEY and HUSBAND SHANE OF KEMP, OK.
 
GRANDSONS:   JASON LAVENDER OF SLIDELL, LA.
                             JUSTIN ADAIR OF DURANT, OK.
                             BRELTON COVEY OF KEMP, OK.
 
GRANDDAUGHTERS:  THERESA and TINA RUTLAND OF LANE, OK.
                                           LONNA WILSON OF NEW YORK CITY.
                                           SHEANNA COVEY OF KEMP, OK.
                                           KATIE WILSON and SAMANTHA CARTER OF BOONEVILLE, AR.

SISTER:  ERA CROSSWHITE OF WESTPOINT, MS.
 

     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
PARENTS:   CLEMONS and ETTA LAVENDER.
SISTER:  GRACE.
BROTHERS:    ROY and CLEM LAVENDER.
SON-IN-LAW:    BILL WILSON.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:  SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2002 AT 2:00 P.M.
PLACE OF SERVICES:   BROWN’S FUNERAL CHAPEL ~ ATOKA, OK.
 
INTERMENT:   BUTLER CEMETERY ~ LANE, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:   REV. CHARLIE LUMAN.
ASSISTING:   REV. RALPH CROW.
 
CASKETBEARERS:   THOMAS (BUG) LAVENDER II, TRAVIS RUTLAND, JASON LAVENDER, CAREY RECTOR, CAROL NEWLIN, ALLEN RECTOR, JIM ADAIR.
 
HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:  CROW RECTOR, SNOONY RECTOR, SHANE PAGE, DANNY RECTOR, MARK CHAMBERS, CHICK OWENS, ALAN RECTOR, LUCKY RECTOR, MICHAEL RECTOR, MARLEY RECTOR, DENNIS RECTOR, ROBERT RECTOR.
 
 
 
 
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