Name: Mettie Gladys (Davidson) Hefley, age 92, a longtime Coal County resident. BORN: June 23, 1914 in Coal County, OK to John and Annie (Lee) Davidson. Passed Away: Tuesday, January 2, 2007 in Shawnee, OK.Age: 92 years 6 months 9 days Education: Attended school at Ocnee, in Coal County, OK. Married: Hugh Hefley Sr. on October 8, 1930 at Atoka, OK. Occupation: she was homemaker. Church Affiliation: of the Holiness Faith. she was a member of the Clarita Women’s Club, she enjoyed spending time with her family, quilting, and raising flowers. Survived by Children: Hugh Hefley Jr. and wife Mae of Ft. Worth, TX. Perry Hefley and wife Barbara of Coalgate, OK. Maxine Woods and husband Don of Ada, OK. Ronald Hefley and wife LaFleeta, of Ada, OK. Wendell Hefley and wife Cherry of Clarita, OK. 18 grandchildren, great grandchildren, and 7 great great grandchildren. Preceded in Death By Husband: Hugh Hefley Sr. on August 28, 1979.Parents: John and Anne (Lee) Davidson.Infant Child. 9 brothers and sisters.2 grandchildren.
Date of Service: Friday, January 5, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.Place of Service: Brown’s Funeral Chapel ~ coalgate, ok. interment: Moore Cemetery ~ clarita, ok. Officiating: Rev. Mitchell Davidson. casketbearers: Roy Bowerman, Charles Hendrix, Mike Hensley, Frank Williams, Keary Davidson, Dave Gwinn. Honorary Pallbearers: Family Night: will be Thursday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Name: Sheryl Lynn McCoy, age 45, of coalgate, ok. Born: January 31, 1961 in Lomita, California to George L and Sandra Sue (Thomas) McCoy. Passed Away: December 23, 2006 in Norman, OK.Age: 45 years 10 months and 12 days Married: Dennis Beaver. Occupation: truck driver for Prime Covenant, U.S. Express, and Tyson for 10 years. she enjoyed arts and crafts, floral arranging, knitting, and embroidery. Survived by Longtime Companion: Billy Dee Weir of Coalgate, OK. Sons: Dennis Lamar Beaver Jr. and wife Sara of Montana. Thomas Eugene McCoy and wife Kelly of Coalgate, OK. Daughter: Brandie Lynn (Beaver) Loveless and husband Denver of Coweta, OK. StepDaughters: Rochelle Hamilton and Steven Hardie of Florida, Christine Aguilar and husband William of Portland, OR. Tyonna Brown, Suzanne Weir, and Katherine Weir. Stepsons: Billy Weir Jr. of Portland, OR. Brandon Weir of Portland, OR. Parents: George and Sandra Sue (Thomas) McCoy of Coalgate, OK. Brothers: George McCoy and wife Wanda of Coalgate, Ok. John McCoy of Oklahoma City. 6 Grandchildren.16 step grandchildren. Preceded in Death By:
Date of Service: Saturday, January 13, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.Place of Service: Brown’s Funeral Chapel ~ coalgate, ok. interment: Rossville Cemetery ~ Wellston, OK. Officiating: Rev. Bill Weathers. casketbearers: Billy Weir, Dennis Weir Jr., Thomas McCoy, Chris McCoy, Eric Taylor, Jack Brown. Honorary Pallbearers: gene McCoy, C=Scott Brown, George McCoy, John McCoy.
NAME: JAMES MORSE PHILLIPS, AGE 82, A LONGTIME COALGATE AREA RESIDENT. BORN: SEPTEMBER 10, 1924 AT CALVIN, OKLAHOMA TO EDWARD AND BEULAH (CONWAY) PHILLIPS. PASSED AWAY: SATURDAY, JANUARY 13, 2007 AT THE COALGATE HOSPITAL.AGE: 82 YEARS 4 MONTHS AND 3 DAYS. EDUCATION: HE ATTENDED AND GRADUATED FROM CALVIN SCHOOL. MARRIED: BETTY SNYDER ON JULY 13, 1966 AT LAS VEGAS, NV. OCCUPATION: JAMES WAS A POLICE OFFICER FOR THE CITY OF SANTA ANNA, CA AND LATER A TRUCK DRIVER, RETIRING IN 1979. CHURCH AFFILIATION: HE WAS OF THE BAPTIST FAITH. JAMES SERVED HIS COUNTRY DURING WWII AND VIETNAM IN THE US ARMY. he WAS A MEMBER OF THE V.F.W. COALGATE POST 1198. survived by WIFE: BETTY phillips OF THE HOME at coalgate, ok. SONS: ROBERT EBERT OF PORTLAND, OR. JAMES WOODS OF COALGATE, OK. GENE WOODS AND WIFE BOBBIE OF LAS VEGAS, NV. DALE WOODS AND WIFE GLORIA OF VIRGINIA. JIMMY DALE PHILLIPS AND WIFE FRANCIS OF ARVADA, CO. JAMES PHILLIPS, JR. OF LAS VEGAS, NV. DAUGHTER: PEGGY PHILLIPS OF ARKANSAS. NEPHEW: EDDIE PHILLIPS OF ARLINGTON, TX. MANY GRANDCHILDREN and GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. preceded in death by PARENTS: EDWARD AND BEULAH PHILLIPS.BROTHERS: VILO PHILLIPS AND CLAYTON PHILLIPS.
date of MEMORIAL SERVICES: SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 2007 AT 10:00 A.M.PLACE OF SERVICES: BROWN’S funeral CHAPEL ~ COALGATE, OK OFFICIATING: REV. BILL WEATHERS FAMILY NIGHT: NONE
Name: Janice Gail (Acosta) Dority , age 43, a Coalgate resident since 1990. BORN: November 13, 1963 in Oklahoma City, OK to Wallace Gene & Jacquetta (Lamb) Acosta Passed Away: tuesday, January 16, 2007 in Cottonwood, OK from injuries received in propane explosion.Age: 43 years 2 months 3 days Education: Attended school in Oklahoma City, OK. Married: Troy Dority in 1994 at Coalgate, OK. Occupation: housewife and homemaker. Church Affiliation: affiliated with Cottonwood Baptist Church. she loved to read and spend time with her boys. survivors Mother: Jacquetta Acosta of Coalgate, Ok. Father: Wallace Gene Acosta of Coalgate, OK. Children: Denise Dority and husband Brian of Coalgate, Ok. Tina Hathcock and husband Sean of Collinsville, OK. Sean Dority of the home. Klyford Dority of the home. Brothers: Richard Jarrett of Texas. Victor Acosta of Coalgate, OK. Twin Brother: Wallace D. “Corkey” Acosta and wife Bennie of Tupelo, Ok. Sisters: Sharon Clapp and husband Mike of Indiana. Robin Jarrett and Kathy of OKlahoma city. Teresa Moore of Coalgate, OK. Father-in-law: Andrew Dority of Coalgate, OK. Grandchildren: Kyle, Samantha, Preston, C. J., Seth, Tyson, and Kylie. Preceded in Death By Brother: David John Cagle.Sister: Joetta Guy.
Date of Service: Saturday, January 20, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.Place of Service: Brown’s Funeral Chapel ~ coalgate, ok. interment: Coalgate Cemetery. Officiating: Rev. Lynn Tyson.
Name: Troy Dale Dority, age 44, a lifelong Coalgate resident. BORN: November 3, 1962 at Poteau, OK to Andrew Taylor and Mary Etta (Nichols) Dority. Passed Away: January 16, 2007 in Cottonwood, OK.Age: 44 years 2 months 13 days Education: Attended Coalgate schools. Married: Janice Gail Acosta in 1994 in Coalgate, OK. Occupation: he was a truck driver. Church Affiliation: affiliated with Cottonwood Baptist Church. He enjoyed body building at one time and liked to tinker with trucks. Survived by Father: Andrew Dority of Coalgate, OK. Children: Denise Dority and husband Brian of Coalgate, OK. Tina Hathcock and husband Sean of Collinsville, OK. Sean Dority of the home. Klyford Dority of the home. Brothers: Thomas Dority of Coalgate, OK. David Dority of Coalgate, OK. Brian Dority and wife Denise of Coalgate, OK. Sister: Kelly Dority of Coalgate, Ok. Grandchildren: Kyle, Samantha, Preston, C. J., Seth, Tyson, and Kylie. Nephew: Dylan Davidson of Coalgate, Ok. Niece: Lynn Ables and husband Donny of Caddo, OK. Father-in-law: Wallace Gene Acosta of Coalgate, ok. Mother-in-law: Jacquetta Acosta of Coalgate, Ok. preceded in death by Mother: Mary Etta Dority
Date of Service: Saturday, January 20, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.Place of Service: Brown’s Funeral Chapel ~ coalgate, ok. interment: Coalgate Cemetery. Officiating: Rev. Bill Weathers.
Name: Johnny Mack James, age 77, formerly of olney, ok. Born: October 7, 1929 in Olney, OK to willie c. and rhoda (vinson) james. Passed Away: January 18, 2007 in Norman, OK.Age: 77 years 3 months 1 day Education: attended Olney School and graduated in 1947. Occupation: he was a farmer and rancher. Church Affiliation: the Church of Christ faith. Survived by family did not wish to list survivors. Preceded in Death By Parents: Willie C. & Rhoda (Vinson) JamesSisters: Ester (James) Kennedy Mynatt, Pauline (James) Yother, Leona (James) McCall, Willie James Franklin.Brothers: Charles “Buck” James, Fred James, and Claude Cecil “Jim” James.
Date of Service: Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at 11:00 a.m.Place of Service: Graveside Service interment: Lehigh Cemetery. Officiating: Mr. Lloyd McElhaney.
Name: Dee (Loudermilk) Bass, age 61, a former Coalgate resident. BORN: March 15, 1945 in Ft. Worth, TX to Ray J. and Norine (Hinkle) Loudermilk. Passed Away: January 20, 2007 in Lexington, OK.Age: 61 years 10 months 5 days Education: attended Chatsworth High school in Chatsworth, CA, graduating in 1963. Married: Mike Decker. Jerry Bass, Jerry preceded her in death in 1987. Occupation: she was office manager for Harbin Law Firm in Ft. Worth, TX. Church Affiliation: attended Pentecostal Holiness Church while living in Coalgate, OK. Survived by Sons: Stanley Russek Decker and wife Tammy of Charleston, SC. John Michael Decker and wife Dana of Sherman, TX. Samuel Travis Bass of Oxford, MS. Brothers: Danny Loudermilk of Alvarado, TX. Timothy Loudermilk of VanCouver, WA. Sisters: Alice Johnson of Marietta, CA. Delores Loudermilk of Stonewall, OK. Lela Loudermilk of Arlington, TX. Grandchildren: Nathaniel, Rachel, Christopher, Steven Decker, JaLisa Decker, Cassady Decker, Ezekiel Decker, and Elijah Decker. Preceded in Death By Parents: Ray J. and Norine Loudermilk.Brother: Charles Loudermilk.Husband: Jerry Bass in 1987.
Date of Service: Saturday, January 27, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.Place of Service: Brown’s Funeral Chapel ~ coalgate, ok. interment: Moore Cemetery. Officiating: Rev. Bobby Wolf. casketbearers: Danny Loudermilk, Anthony Loudermilk, Clay Lane, Marcus Woods, Christopher Woods, Mitchell Loudermilk. Family night: Friday Evening 6 to 8 p.m.
Name: Marguerite (watkins) Piazzi, age 92, a longtime Coalgate resident. BORN: August 29, 1914 in Coalgate, Ok to Ezra A. and Sarah Charlotte (McDonald) Watkins. Passed Away: January 23, 2007 in Ada, OK.Age: 92 years 5 months 25 days Education: she graduated from Coalgate High School Married: John Roman Piazzi on May 5, 1938 in Coalgate, OK. Occupation: she was a cosmetologist and worked for election board and ammunition plant in McAlester, OK. Church Affiliation: of the Methodist faith Survived by Daughter: Myrna Piazzi of Coalgate, OK. Nieces: Vicki and Katheryn. Nephew: Michael. Cousins: Nadine Basden and family. Jack Phillips Preceded in Death By Parents: Ezra A. and Sarah Watkins.Husband: John Roman Piazzi on February 19, 1995.Sister: Vivian Watkins.
Date of Service: Friday, January 26, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.Place of Service: Brown’s Funeral Chapel ~ coalgate, ok. interment: Coalgate Cemetery. Officiating: Rev. David Mingus. casketbearers: Roger Barnes, J. W. Barnes, Michael Mohr, Craig Sanger, Ray Heard, J. D. Smith.
Name: Pauline Elizabeth Mayer, age 93, a longtime Coalgate resident. BORN: September 11, 1913 in Coalgate, OK to Paul Sr. and Elizabeth (Grinnen) Mayer. Passed Away: January 24, 2007 in Coalgate, OK.Age: 93 years 5 months 13 days Education: attended Coalgate High School and later attended East Central University in Ada, Ok and graduated from University of Oklahoma in Norman, OK. Occupation: The first social worker for the state of Oklahoma, she was the assistant director of D.H.S. for 31 years at the State Capitol as well as being a rancher. Church Affiliation: member of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Survived by Nephew: Paul Dan Droke Jr. of Coalgate, OK. Niece: Dana Long of Kansas City, MO. Preceded in Death By Parents: Paul and Elizabeth Mayer.Sister: Janet (Mayer) Doke.Brother: Paul Mayer Jr.Nephews: Paul Dan Droke Sr. and Jack Droke.
Date of Service: Saturday, January 27, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. Place of Service: Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church ~ coalgate, ok. interment: Lehigh Cemetery ~ lehigh, ok. Officiating: Father Higgins. casketbearers: Jim Cox, Verdell Clark, Danny Droke, Paul Dan Droke, Fred Larcey, Bill Larcey, Tom Mayer. Honorary Pallbearers: George Miller, George Johnson. Rosary will be Friday evening at 6 p.m. at Brown’s funeral Chapel.
Name: Helen Keller (Welch) Phares, age 90, a longtime Coalgate resident. BORN: June 15, 1916 in Octavia, Ok to James Grisham and Lillian Leona (Melton) Welch. Passed Away: January 24, 2007 in Ada, OK.Age: 90 years 7 months 9 days Education: attended Eubanks school. Occupation: Food supervisor for Hurley manor in Coalgate, ok. she loved her yard and working on her flowers and picking up pecans. Survived by Son: Dan Phares and wife Odete of Stonewall, OK. Daughters: Betty Baker of Valentine, Ne. Donna Turnbow of Coalgate, OK. Grandchildren: Jim Dailey, Dana Dailey. Cristy Higgs and husband Don. Nicole Hargis and husband Jeremy. Brittany Turnbow, Neil Turnbow. Great Grandchildren: Amber Lowder, Kacey Sexton, Justin Lowder, Jessica Lowder, Stevie Heck, Baylee Hargis, Kaylin Hargis, Brianna Higgs, and Christopher Turnbow. Brothers: James Melvin Welch of Maryland. Troy Lee “Buckshot” Welch of Muskogee, OK. Preceded in Death By Parents: James and Lillian Welch.Sons: James Phares and Gerald Phares.Granddaughter: Tawanna Phares.Great Grandchildren: Michael Sexton and Shania Sexton.Great Great Grandchild: Evelyn Lowder.Brothers: R. T. , Allen Benson “Buddy” , and Alford Welch.Sister: Florence Welch.
Date of Service: Saturday, January 27, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.Place of Service: Brown’s Funeral Chapel ~ coalgate, ok. interment: Bird’s Prairie Cemetery ~ tupelo, ok. Officiating: Mr. Arvel Hall. casketbearers: Sammy McKinney, Neil Turnbow, Justin Lowder, John Hicks, Jeremy Hargis.