July, 2000 Memorials
 
 
 
 
NAME:      MELVIN RAY “DICK” BLEVINS, AGE 66, A LONGTIME RESIDENT OF THE TUSHKA AREA .
 
BORN:    FEBRUARY 14, 1937 IN COAL COUNTY, OK TO WILLIAM LEVI AND EFFIE MAE (CRAIG) BLEVINS.
 
PASSED AWAY:   MONDAY, JULY 3, 2000 AT MARY HURLEY HOSPITAL, COALGATE, OK.
AGE:     63 YEARS    4 MONTHS   AND   19 DAYS.
 
EDUCATION:   ATTENDED SCHOOLS AT LEADER AND CENTRAHOMA, OK.
 
MARRIED:   JOYCE NADINE ABLES ON JUNE 27, 1958 AT ADA, OK. 
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:    JESUS NAME MISSION CHURCH IN OLNEY, OK.
 
OCCUPATION:    CONSTRUCTION WORKER AND CONCRETE FINISHER.
 
 
     SURVIVED BY
 
WIFE:    JOYCE BLEVINS OF THEIR HOME NEAR OLNEY, OK.
 
CHILDREN:    LINDA NORRIS OF WYNNEWOOD, OK.
                           MARGARET TROYER AND HUSBAND JONI OF JAMESPORT, MO.
                           TROY GENE BLEVINS AND WIFE DIANE OF OLNEY, OK.
 
GRANDCHILDREN:     ANGEE MCCLAIN, SARAH NORRIS, SHANNA NORRIS, JOSHUA ELLIS, JONATHAN ELLIS, TROY BLEVINS JR, AND
                                         KELLY RAY BLEVINS.
 
GREAT GRANDCHILDREN:     KAYLA NORRIS, NICOLAS MCCLAIN, AND HAILEY ELLIS.
 
SISTERS:     MARY JO WHITE AND HUSBAND SONNY OF TUPELO, OK.
                       DOROTHY JEAN TURNER OF SHAWNEE, OK.
 
BROTHERS:    FLOYD WILLIE BLEVINS AND WIFE LINDA OF CENTRAHOMA, OK.
                           ARTHUR LEE BLEVINS AND WIFE BARBARA OF ENID, OK.
 
 
     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
PARENTS:     WILLIAM AND EFFIE MAE BLEVINS
SISTERS:   LAVADA MAE MILLER, ESTHER SIKES, CHRISTINE MCAUSLAND, EDDIE MCAUSLAND, LORETHA LAVON MUSGRAVE, AND
                     KATHY IRENE WINNIGHAM.
GRANDDAUGHTER:   AMANDA SUE NORRIS.
    
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 2000 AT 10:00 A.M. 
PLACE OF SERVICES:     GRAVESIDE SERVICES.
 
INTERMENT:   CENTRAHOMA CEMETERY ~ CENTRAHOMA, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:     REV. VIRGIL MARTIN.
ASSISTING:     REV. BOB JOHNSON.
 
CASKETBEARERS:     LARRY MAYO, RICHARD ROEBUCK, RICHARD HAMPTON, HAROLD DEPASSE, HOWARD ABLES, EARNEST ABLES.
 
HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:  JOSHUA BRIAN ELLIS, JONATHAN RAY ELLIS, KELLY RAY BLEVINS, TROY BLEVINS JR, DONNIE LEWIS WHITE, JUDSON GANNON BLEVINS.
 
 
 
 
NAME:      OTHO LEWIS HAM, AGE 85, A LONGTIME ATOKA AREA RESIDENT.
 
BORN:  OCTOBER 16, 1914 AT MERIMAC, OKLAHOMA TO ROY GEORGE AND LENA BEATRICE (HAUER) HAM.
 
PASSED AWAY:   WEDNESDAY, JULY 5, 2000 AT THE ATOKA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.
AGE:     85 YEARS    8 MONTHS   AND   19 DAYS.
 
EDUCATION:   ATTENDED AND GRADUATED FROM ATOKA HIGH SCHOOL.
 
OCCUPATION:    OTHO WAS A PAINTER AND CARPENTER.
 
 
     SURVIVED BY
 
DAUGHTER:    SHIRLEY MAE GREEN and HUSBAND BILLY JACK OF DENISON, TX.
 
GRANDCHILDREN:     RICHARD E. GREEN and WIFE MELISSA OF PLANO, TX.
                                         ELIZABETH D. STANDERFER and HUSBAND RODNEY OF PLANO, TX.
 
GREAT GRANDCHILDREN:   MARCUS STANDERFER & WIFE TANA OF PLANO, TX.
                                                       MASON STANDERFER OF PLANO, TX
                                                       JACOB GREEN OF PLANO, TX.
                                                       MIKAELA GREEN OF PLANO, TX.
 
 
     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
PARENTS:   ROY GEORGE & LENA BEATRICE HAM.
BROTHERS:    FRANK, ROY HERMAN “DOTSEY”, and GEORGE HAM.
SISTERS:   MAYME O’QUINN, KATHERINE McKINLEY, and VINITA HAM.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    SUNDAY, JULY 9, 2000 AT 2:00 PM.
PLACE OF SERVICES:     GRAVESIDE.
 
INTERMENT:   WESTVIEW CEMETERY ~ ATOKA, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:   DR. DON HAZELL.
 
 
 
 
NAME:      ROY DEE DEAN, AGE 60, A LONGTIME ATOKA COUNTY RESIDENT.
 
BORN:    JANUARY 17, 1940 AT PITTSBURG, OKLAHOMA TO ALBERT ANDREW AND NELLIE FAYE (ALLEN) DEAN.
 
PASSED AWAY:   THURSDAY, JULY 6, 2000 AT HIS RESIDENCE IN STRINGTOWN, OK.
AGE:     60 YEARS    5 MONTHS   AND   19 DAYS.
 
EDUCATION:   ATTENDED SCHOOLS AT PITTSBURG, OKLAHOMA AND CARLSBAD, N.M.
 
OCCUPATION:    HE WAS AN OILFIELD WORKER.
 
 
     SURVIVED BY
 
DAUGHTERS:     SHARRON DOWNEY and HUSBAND WILLIAM OF CARLSBAD, NM.
                               KENDRA STELL and HUSBAND PHILLIP OF CARLSBAD, NM.
                               DEANNA CRANDEL OF CAMERON, OK.
 
5 GRANDCHILDREN.
 
SISTERS & BROTHERS:    BARBARA HOOD OF KIOWA, OK.
                                                 EDDIE DEAN OF KIOWA, OK.
                                                 PATSY DEAN OF KIOWA, OK.
                                                 DONALD DEAN OF WASILLA, AK.
                                                 BILLY DEAN OF CARLSBAD, NM.
                                                 RUBY KENNEDY OF ANAHEIM, CA.
 
 
       preceded in death by
 
DAD:     ALBERT A. DEAN.
MOM:     NELLIE FAYE ALLEN DEAN STARUSTKA.
TWIN BROTHER:    BENNIE LEE DEAN.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    MONDAY, JULY 10, 2000 AT 10:00 AM.
PLACE OF SERVICES:   GRAVESIDE SERVICES.
 
INTERMENT:   WESLEY CEMETERY ~ PITTSBURG, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:     REV. JIM DAVIDSON.
 
CASKETBEARERS:   JOHNNY YEAMAN, MATTHEW PEBWORTH, JUSTON HOOD, BOBBY HARRIS, BARRY ROBERTS, JEREMY ANDERS.
 
 
 
 
NAME:      MARK GWINN, AGE 63, A LONGTIME LEHIGH AREA RESIDENT.
 
BORN:    FEBRUARY 8, 1937 AT OLNEY, OKLAHOMA TO JAMES BYRD AND ROSSIE DIANN (PRINCE) GWINN.
 
PASSED AWAY:     THURSDAY, JULY 6, 2000 AT HIS LEHIGH RESIDENCE.
AGE:     63 YEARS    4 MONTHS   AND   28 DAYS.
 
EDUCATION:   ATTENDED SCHOOLS AT OLNEY, OK.
 
MARRIED:   DENISE ANNETTE FOUCHEY ON NOVEMBER 8, 1983 AT COALGATE, OK.
 
OCCUPATION:    HE WAS A COTTON GIN WORKER AND SCHOOL BUS DRIVER.
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:    ATTENDED THE JESUS NAME MISSION CHURCH IN OLNEY, OK.
 
 
     SURVIVED BY
 
WIFE:    DENISE ANNETTE GWINN OF THE HOME IN LEHIGH, OK.
 
CHILDREN:    JUDY MAGRIPLIS OF FT. WORTH, TX.
                         CAIRLYON TUCKER OF WARDVILLE, OK.
                         MARKETTE McKINNEY OF COALGATE, OK.
                         SHEILA JACKSON OF COALGATE, OK.
                         JESSIE GIBBY OF COALGATE, OK.
                         JOE GWINN OF COALGATE, OK.
                         MARK GWINN OF THE HOME IN LEHIGH, OK.
                         JAN GWINN OF THE HOME IN LEHIGH, OK.
 
16 GRANDCHILDREN, 7 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.
 
BROTHERS:    MONROE GWINN OF McALESTER, OK.
                           WOODROE GWINN OF COALGATE, OK.
                           SISROE GWINN OF COALGATE, OK.
                           DAVE GWINN OF EUNICE, NM.
                           JOE GWINN OF SILVER SPRING, NV.
 
SISTERS:     MARY DAVIDSON OF COALGATE, OK.
                       ANNABELL HEARRELL OF WETUMPKA, AL.
                       JOSEY BLEVINS OF COALGATE, OK.
 
 
     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
PARENTS:     JAMES and ROSSIE GWINN
SEVERAL BROTHERS AND SISTERS.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    SATURDAY, JULY 8, 2000 AT 10:00 A.M.
PLACE OF SERVICES:     BROWN’S FUNERAL CHAPEL ~ ATOKA, OK.
 
INTERMENT:     LEHIGH CEMETERY ~ LEHIGH, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:     BRO. ELDER HENRY CHEVALIER.
ASSISTING:     BRO. KENNETH GWINN.
 
CASKETBEARERS:   MARK GWINN, JOE GWINN, SAMMY NAVA, T. W. TUCKER, JUSTIN McKINNEY, WAYLON McKINNEY.
 
HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:    MICHAEL MAGRIPLIS, WILLIE TUCKER, RODNEY McKINNEY, MELVIN JACKSON, TONY GIBBY, RICKY CARTER.
 
 
 
 
NAME:      ETHEL ALTA (CAMP) MORRIS, AGE 100 A LONGTIME COAL COUNTY RESIDENT
 
BORN:      MARCH 17, 1900 AT EGO, INDIAN TERRITORY (NOW COLEMAN), OKLAHOMA TO JOHN AND LAVANDA (JONES) CAMP.
 
PASSED AWAY:     LATE FRIDAY, JULY 7, 2000 AT THE ATOKA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.
AGE:   100 YEARS    3 MONTHS AND   20 DAYS
 
EDUCATION:     ATTENDED SCHOOLS AT COLEMAN, OK.
 
MARRIED:     FREDRICK N. MORRIS, AUGUST 26, 1918 AT McALESTER, OK.
 
OCCUPATION:    SHE WAS A HOUSEWIFE, HOMEMAKER AND A WONDERFUL MOTHER.
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:  SHE WAS A BAPTIST.
 
 
       survived by
 
CHILDREN:    TOY ELOUISE GRUIZER OF OKLAHOMA CITY.
                           FORREST G. MORRIS OF COALGATE, OK.
                           VIRGINIA MERRIEL OF COALGATE, OK.
                           LEAMON MORRIS OF COALGATE, OK.
 
7 GRANDCHILDREN, SEVERAL GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.
 
 
       preceded in death by
 
PARENTS:   JOHN AND LAVANDA CAMP.
HUSBAND:     FREDRICK MORRIS IN APRIL, 1990.
SON:     FREDRICK MORRIS, JR.
2 BROTHERS AND 1 SISTER.
    
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 2000 AT 10:00 AM.
PLACE OF SERVICES:   GRAVESIDE SERVICES.
 
INTERMENT:   GREEN MEADOWS CEMETERY ~ ATOKA, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:     REV. BOB JOHNSON
 
 
 
 
NAME:      STELLA MARIE (MILLS) CONLEY, AGE 74, OF OKLAHOMA CITY AND A FORMER ATOKA AREA RESIDENT.
 
BORN:    FEBRUARY 6, 1926  TO WALTER BUSBY AND MAGGIE NOLA (BROOMFIELD) MILLS AT WARDVILLE, OK.
 
PASSED AWAY:     THURSDAY, JULY 13, 2000 AT HER RESIDENCE IN OKLAHOMA CITY.
AGE:     74 YEARS    5 MONTHS   AND   7 DAYS.
 
EDUCATION:   ATTENDED SCHOOLS AT TUSKAHOMA, OK.
 
MARRIED:     ROY HARRISON CONLEY ON NOVEMBER 29, 1946 AT FT. SMITH, AR.
 
OCCUPATION:    SHE WAS A HOUSEWIFE AND HOMEMAKER AND HAD WORKED A NUMBER OF YEARS AS A NURSES AIDE.
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:    THE BAPTIST FAITH.
 
 
     SURVIVED BY
 
SONS:    ROY L. CONLEY OF OKLAHOMA CITY.
                 RICHARD CONLEY OF OKLAHOMA CITY.
 
DAUGHTERS:     CAROLYN M. CONLEY OF OKLAHOMA CITY.
                               SHERRY A. CURTIS AND HUSBAND RICHARD OF MIDWEST CITY, OK.
 
GRANDCHILDREN:     BRUCE STOUT.
                                         MICHELLE CLARK AND HUSBAND JOEY.
                                         CLAY CURTIS AND WIFE MARTHA.
 
8 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.
 
BROTHERS:    J. B MILLS OF ATOKA, OK.
                           DANNY MILLS OF ATOKA, OK.
 
SISTER:    LUCILLE BLACKBURN OF ANADARKO, OK.
 
 
     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
HUSBAND:     ROY H. CONLEY ON JANUARY 2, 1992.
PARENTS:     WALTER AND MAGGIE MILLS.
BROTHER:     FLOYD MILLS.
SISTERS:     KATHERINE CONLEY AND RUTHIE MURPHY.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    MONDAY, JULY 17, 2000 AT 12:00 P.M.
PLACE OF SERVICES:     BROWN’S FUNERAL CHAPEL ~ ATOKA, OK.
 
COMMITTAL SERVICE:     MONDAY, JULY 17, 2000 AT 3:00 P.M.
INTERMENT:     STANLEY CEMETERY ~ CLAYTON, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:     REV. BOB JOHNSON.
ASSISTING:   JOHNNY JOSLIN.
 
CASKETBEARERS:   JASPER MILLS, ANTHONY MILLS, TIM MILLS, DAVID MILLS, FRANKLIN SHATTO, TOMMY INGRAM.
 
HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:    DANNY MILLS, TOMMY STARK, ADAM RUSHING.
 
 
 
 
NAME:      AGNES MALINDA (CRADDOCK) GRAHAM, AGE 86, A LONGTIME ATOKA AREA RESIDENT AND A FORMER MUSKOGEE RESIDENT.
 
BORN:    JUNE 11, 1914 AT HOXBAR, CARTER COUNTY, OKLAHOMA TO ALONZO “LONNIE” AND CLARISSA (MITCHELL) CRADDOCK.
 
PASSED AWAY:     FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2000 AT THE ATOKA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.
AGE:     86 YEARS    1 MONTH  AND  3  DAYS.
 
EDUCATION:   ATTENDED SCHOOLS AT CALERA , OKLAHOMA.
 
MARRIED:   FLOYD HOUSTON ”LOGAN” GRAHAM ON APRIL 15, 1937 AT DURANT, OK.
 
OCCUPATION:    SHE WAS A RETIRED SEAMSTRESS AND WORKED A NUMBER OF YEARS AT S & Q CLOTHING IN MUSKOGEE.
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:    SHE WAS OF THE BAPTIST FAITH AND A FORMER LONGTIME MEMBER OF THE MUSKOGEE BAPTIST TEMPLE.
 
 
     SURVIVED BY
 
SONS:    ROBERT H. GRAHAM and WIFE SHARON OF ATOKA, OK.
                 ALAN BRYAN GRAHAM and WIFE CAROL OF CLAREMORE, OK.
 
DAUGHTERS:     LYLUS GOGGANS and HUSBAND ROY OF ATOKA, OK.A
                               WILMA BENEFIELD and HUSBAND JACK OF CLAREMORE, OK.
                               GLORIA FAYE BOUIE and HUSBAND HENRY OF MIAMI, FL.
 
18 GRANDCHILDREN, 37 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.
 
BROTHERS:    L. C. CRADDOCK OF PLATTER, OK.
                           BILL MURRAY CRADDOCK OF CALERA, OK.
 
SISTER:    LORENE ASHLEY OF PLATTER, OK.
 
 
     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
HUSBAND:     FLOYD HOUSTON “LOGAN” GRAHAM ON JANUARY 30, 1965.
PARENTS:     ALONZO and CLARISSA CRADDOCK.
DAUGHTERS:   NEOMA FORTENBERRY and JUDY MILAM.
BROTHERS:    DOLSON and JAMES B. CRADDOCK.
SISTERS:   VIVIAN CAPERS and IZORA TABOR.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    SUNDAY, JULY 16, 2000 AT 2:00 P.M.
PLACE OF SERVICES:   BROWN’S FUNERAL CHAPEL ~ ATOKA, OK.
 
INTERMENT:     ROSE HILL CEMETERY ~ CALERA, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:     REV. GENE SLUDER.
 
CASKETBEARERS:     CLARK BENEFIELD, GLENDON PARTIN, DALE KEELER, MARK GRAHAM, WILLIAM GRAHAM, BOYD FORTENBERRY, BRAD FORTENBERRY, CHUCK PARTIN.
 
HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:    BRUCE STEPHENS, JIMMY SANDERS, STEVE LOFTIS, SHRIVER HERRING.
 
 
 
 
NAME:      VICTOR EARLE DOWNING,  AGE 78, LIFELONG ATOKA RESIDENT
 
BORN:    JANUARY 26, 1922 IN ATOKA AT THE HOMEPLACE WHERE HE RESIDED AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH. HE WAS THE SON OF RAY O. AND IDA E. (CRUSE) DOWNING.
 
PASSED AWAY:     SATURDAY, JULY 15, 2000 AT THE TEXOMA MEDICAL CENTER IN DENISON, TX.
AGE:     78 YEARS  5  MONTHS  AND  19 DAYS.
 
EDUCATION:     ATTENDED ATOKA SCHOOLS AND GRADUATED FROM ATOKA HIGH IN 1942.
 
MARRIED:     VERNIA ANN MCAFEE BOUGHMAN JUNE 1, 1946 AT ATOKA, OK.
 
OCCUPATION:    HE WORKED AS A DELIVERY MAN FOR PEOPLES ICE CO. AND THEN BEGAN A CAREER SPANNING SOME 42 PLUS YEARS FOR PUBLIC SERVICE CO.   HE RETIRED IN 1984.
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:    HE WAS A LIFELONG MEMBER AND SERVED AS A TRUSTEE OF THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IN ATOKA, OK.
 
VIC SERVED HIS COUNTRY IN THE U.S. NAVY SEABEES DURING WW l l. HE LATER SERVED SOME 3 YEARS IN THE OKLAHOMA NATIONAL GUARD, 45TH DIVISION, 120TH MEDICAL REGIMENT. HE SERVED 20 YEARS AS A VOLUNTEER FIREMAN IN ATOKA.  HE SERVED ON THE ATOKA CITY COUNCIL AND WAS THE POLICE COMMISSIONER AT ONE TIME.
 
 
     SURVIVED BY
 
CHILDREN:    DIANE BILLINGS OF NOME, AK.
                           DAVID DOWNING OF ATOKA, OK.
                           DARRELL DOWNING OF MIDWEST CITY, OK.
 
GRANDSONS:     MARCUS BILLINGS OF HAMPTON, VA.
                               JASON DOWNING OF ADA, OK.
 
DAUGHTER IN-LAW:     KAREN DOWNING OF ADA, OK.
 
 
     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
WIFE:    VERNIA downing ON DECEMBER 11,1996.
PARENTS:     RAY AND IDA E. DOWNING.
BROTHER:     RAY O. DOWNING JR.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2000 AT 2:00 P.M.
PLACE OF SERVICES:     FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH ~ ATOKA, OK.
 
INTERMENT:     WESTVIEW CEMETERY ~ ATOKA, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:     REV. RON KING.
 
CASKETBEARERS:     MIKE ELLIOTT, DON BARNARD, BILL FLOWERS, DR. JIM BRIGGS, EDDIE BROWN, MARVIN ESTES.
 
HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:    DR. ROBERT HAYES, HAROLD ROLAND, BILL MOORE, JUNIOR BRUCE, FAUSTER LOVELACE, MEDFORD UNDERWOOD, CHARLES McKEE, JOHN PROCTOR, AND VERY SPECIAL FRIENDS MARY JANE PRUITT, JUDY ELLIOTT, ALFREDA PRICE, SUE FITZGERALD, DOROTHY ESTEP.
 
 
 
 
NAME:      MARY JO (PIERCE) BEAL, AGE 92, LIFELONG ATOKA COUNTY RESIDENT OF THE STRINGTOWN AREA.
 
BORN:    NOVEMBER 27, 1907 AT DURANT, OK TO DAVID MARION AND LAURA MAE (HOOVER) PIERCE.
 
PASSED AWAY:     SUNDAY, JULY 16, 2000 AT THE VALLEY VIEW HOSPITAL IN ADA, OK.
AGE:     92  YEARS   7  MONTHS  AND  19  DAYS.
 
EDUCATION:   ATTENDED LIMESTONE GAP GRADUATING IN 1926. SHE ATTENDED EAST CENTRAL UNIVERSITY IN ADA AND RECeiVED her B. S. DEGREE FROM SOUTHEASTERN STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE IN DURANT.
 
MARRIED:   JULIUS BEAL ON DECEMBER 16, 1928 AT CLARKSVILLE, TX.
 
OCCUPATION:    SHE TAUGHT SCHOOL SOME 42 YEARS AT A NUMBER OF SCHOOLS IN THE AREA INCLUDING IDABEL, WESLEY, MIDWAY, ARMSTRONG, AND STRINGTOWN, retiring IN 1972.  
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:    LIFELONG MEMBER OF THE STRINGTOWN BAPTIST CHURCH AND TAUGHT THE SARAH SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS for over 20 YEARS.
 
SHE WAS A 50 YEAR MEMBER OF THE STRINGTOWN ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR, A MEMBER OF THE OKLAHOMA RETIRED EDUCATORS ASSN., AND WAS VERY ACTIVE IN HER CHURCH AND COMMUNITY.
 
 
     SURVIVED BY
 
DAUGHTER:    REBA JO SELF AND HUSBAND C. H. “JUNIOR” SELF OF STRINGTOWN, OK.
 
GRANDDAUGHTER:     KARLA NICKELS AND HUSBAND MIKE OF NEWCASTLE, OK.
 
GREAT GRANDSON:    ERIK J. NICKELS OF NEWCASTLE, OK.
 
18 NIECES, 11 NEPHEWS.
 
SPECIAL RELATIVE:    LILLIE BEAL OF STRINGTOWN, OK.
 
SPECIAL FRIEND:    EASTER GAMMON OF BENTLEY, OK.
 
 
     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
HUSBAND:   JULIUS BEAL ON JANUARY 13, 1972.
PARENTS:     DAVID MARION AND LAURA PIERCE.
BROTHERS:    DAVID AND CODY FRANKLIN PIERCE.
SISTERS:     STELLA SELF, LUCILE BUNCH, BETTY TIGNER, MYRTLE COCKRILL AND 2 INFANTS.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2000 AT 2:00 P.M.
PLACE OF SERVICES:     STRINGTOWN BAPTIST CHURCH ~ STRINGTOWN, OK.
 
INTERMENT:   GREEN MEADOWS CEMETERY ~ ATOKA, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:   REV. LOYD THOMPSON.
ASSISTING:   REV. BARTT BRADFORD.
 
CASKETBEARERS:   JACK LANSDALE, JACK AINSWORTH, BUSTER HARRIS, BILL POTTS, JIM KELLOGG, KENNETH BECK JR.
 
HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:    CHARLES MASON, JARVIS WILLIAMS, JAMES KINCAIDE, JOHNNY SELF, LESLIE THOMPSON, FREDDIE DODD, JAMES “SHORTY” POWELL, ROLAND GABBART, KENNETH CHAFFIN, RAY TONEY, DALE HOWARD, KENNETH ANDERSON, BILL KELLOGG AND C.A. BARNEY McCALL.
 
 
 
 
NAME:      NORMAN LEE SPEARS, AGE 66, A LONGTIME RESIDENT OF THE TUSHKA AREA.
 
BORN:    MAY 21, 1933 IN BIGELOW, ARKANSAS TO NORMAN AND ETHEL (SHAMLIN) SPEARS.
 
PASSED AWAY:     SATURDAY, JULY 22, 2000 AT THE ATOKA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.
 
AGE:     66 YEARS    2 MONTHS   AND   1 DAY.
 
EDUCATION:     GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL AT BIGELOW, AR.
 
MARRIED:   ANNA MAE SANGER ON JULY 31, 1955 IN IOWA.
                       VIRGINIA BRYANT ON NOVEMBER 21, 1986 AT ATOKA, OK.
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:    HE WAS A BAPTIST.
 
OCCUPATION:    AFTER COMING TO ATOKA HE WORKED AS A DISPATCHER FOR ATOKA POLICE DEPT. AND LATER WORKED IN THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPartmenT.
 
HE served in the u. s. army during the KOREAN war.
 
 
     SURVIVED BY
 
WIFE:    VIRGINIA spears OF THEIR HOME NEAR TUSHKA, OK.
 
CHILDREN:    JANET KNIGHT AND HUSBAND GARY OF HUTCHINSON, KS.
                         GARY SPEARS AND WIFE TAMMY OF OTTUMWA, IA.
                         JAMES SPEARS OF OTTUMWA, IA.
                         JACK SPEARS, ELLSWORTH, KS.
 
STEPCHILDREN:    JoLEE MARTIN AND HUSBAND VIRGIL OF CARNAGIE, OK.
                                     ANDREW BRYANT AND WIFE GAIL OF CANEY, OK.
                                     NORA COMBS AND HUSBAND JAMES OF NOBLE, OK.
                                     H. L. BRYANT AND WIFE MICHELE OF TUSHKA, OK.
 
22 GRANDCHILDREN, 14 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.
 
 
     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
PARENTS:   NORMAN AND ETHEL SPEARS.
FIRST WIFE:    ANNA MAE SPEARS, mar 1977 in Ottumwa, IA..
SON:     LARRY JOE AND DAUGHTER BRENDA LEE.
6 SISTERS AND 2 BROTHERS.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 2000 AT 2:00 P.M.
PLACE OF SERVICES:     GRAVESIDE SERVICES.
 
INTERMENT:     TUSHKA CEMETERY ~ TUSHKA, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:     REV. VIRGIL MARTIN.
ASSISTING:   REV. BOB JOHNSON.
 
CASKETBEARERS:   RAY BRYANT, RANDY BRYANT, ERNEST COMBS, FRANK MARTIN, RANDY BRITT, JEFF LEWIS, H. L. BRYANT.
 
HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:    TOMMY WOOLFE, EARL SPEAKS, MIKE MULKEY, ALLEN TEAGUE, JOHN DOMINIC.
 
 
 
 
NAME:      BETTY JO (ADAIR) SCHILKEN, AGE 67, A RESIDENT OF THE TUSHKA, OK AREA.
 
BORN:    DECEMBER 23, 1932 IN CANEY, OKLAHOMA TO CARL CLARK AND FRANCES LOUISE (MCPHERSON) ADAIR.
 
PASSED AWAY:   FRIDAY, JULY 28, 2000 AT HER RESIDENCE WEST OF TUSHKA, OK.
 
AGE:     67 YEARS   7  MONTHS  AND  5 DAYS.
 
EDUCATION:   SHE ATTENDED SCHOOL IN CANEY, OK.
 
MARRIED:   O. C. GREEN ON JUNE 17, 1950 IN CANEY, OK.
                       JOSEPH W. SCHILKEN ON MAY 22, 1983 AT BEDFORD, TX.
 
OCCUPATION:    BETTY WAS A HOUSEWIFE AND HOMEMAKER A LOVING WIFE AND MOTHER.
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:    MEMBER OF CANEY PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS AT AN EARLY AGE AND FOR MANY YEARS A  MEMBER OF FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD AT EULESS, TEXAS, THEN LATER A MEMBER OF VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH AT PARK SPRINGS, TEXAS.  AFTER MOVING BACK TO CANEY, SHE RESUMED HER AFFILIATION WITH CANEY PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS.
 
BETTY FOUNDED THE T. K. RANCH FOR MENTALLY CHALLENGED ADULTS IN SUNSET, TX.
 
 
     SURVIVED BY
 
HUSBAND:     JOSEPH schilken OF THE HOME IN TUSHKA, OK.
 
CHILDREN:      JAMES RONALD GREEN AND WIFE PHYLLIS OF PALM HARBOR, FL.
                           DONNA KAY WALKER AND HUSBAND RONNIE OF COLLEYVILLE, TX.
                           TERRY DEAN GREEN OF SUNSET, TX.
                           BOBBY JOE GREEN AND WIFE CONNIE OF ARLINGTON, TX.
                           JOHN KEITH SCHILKEN OF SUNSET, TX.
 
GRANDDAUGHTERS:    EMILY GREEN, KACIE GREEN, AND BECKY GREEN.
 
GRANDSONS:     BRIAN WALKER, KEVIN WALKER, AARON WALKER, JUSTIN SLYVIA, and JONATHAN GREEN.
 
BROTHERS:    LARRY, MACK, AND GARY ADAIR.
 
SISTERS:     JOYCE ADAIR AND PEGGY KING.
 
 
     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
PARENTS:     CARL AND FRANCES ADAIR.
FIRST HUSBAND:     O. C. GREEN ON JULY 5, 1969.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    MONDAY, JULY 31, 2000 AT 10:00 AM.
PLACE OF SERVICES:     PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH ~ CANEY, OK.
 
INTERMENT:     CANEY CEMETERY ~ CANEY, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:   REV. HAROLD BREWER.
ASSISTING:   REV. CHARLES HOWARD.
 
CASKETBEARERS:   BRIAN WALKER, KEVIN WALKER, AARON WALKER, JUSTIN SLYVIA, JONATHAN GREEN, AARON ADAIR.
 
 
 
 
NAME:      TRACY LEANN (STANBERRY) THOMPSON, AGE 32, A RESIDENT OF COALGATE, OK.
 
BORN:    AUGUST 29, 1967 AT LIBERAL, KANSAS TO BILLY ROSS AND PATRICIA LOUISE (HANKS) STANBERRY.
 
PASSED AWAY:     SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2000 AT PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL IN OKLAHOMA CITY.
AGE:     32 YEARS  11 MONTHS   AND   1 DAY.
 
EDUCATION:     SHE ATTENDED SCHOOLS AT WOLFE, McALESTER, AND BOWLEGS, GRADUATING IN 1985.
 
MARRIED:     FRANK THOMPSON ON JULY 2, 1993 AT COTTONWOOD, OK.
 
OCCUPATION:    HOUSEWIFE AND HOMEMAKER.
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:    SHE WAS A LONGTIME MEMBER OF COTTONWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH.
 
SHE WAS ALSO A FORMER MEMBER OF THE WOMENS V.F.W. AUXILIARY AND SHE WAS A VOLUNTEER AT THE COALGATE NURSING HOME.
 
 
       survived by
 
HUSBAND:     FRANK THOMPSON OF THEIR HOME IN COALGATE, OK.
 
CHILDREN:    TRICIA ANN LEE OF ANADARKO, OK.
                           BRANDON WAYNE LEE OF ANADARKO, OK.
                           ROBERT DALE STANBERRY OF COALGATE, OK.
                           ERIC ALAN THOMPSON OF COALGATE, OK.
 
MOTHER:    PATRICIA MOORE OF COALGATE, OK.
 
GRANDMOTHER:     GLADYS L. ACOSTA OF COALGATE, OK.
 
STEP GRANDFATHER:    WALLACE ACOSTA OF COALGATE, OK.
 
SISTER:    SHAWN MARIE LITTLE and HUSBAND JAMES OF SEMINOLE, OK.
 
NEPHEWS:   IAN and ELRIC LITTLE OF SEMINOLE, OK.
 
NIECE:   ALYSHA LITTLE OF SEMINOLE, OK.
 
UNCLE:   VICTOR ACOSTA OF COALGATE, OK.
 
 
     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
FATHER:    BILLY ROSS STANBERRY IN JUNE 1987.
PATERNAL GRANDPARENTS:     EARNEST and HAZEL M. STANBERRY.
MATERNAL GRANDFATHER:    LOYD HANKS.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2000 AT 2:00 PM.
PLACE OF SERVICES:   COTTONWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH ~ COTTONWOOD, OK.
 
INTERMENT:   COALGATE CITY CEMETERY ~ COALGATE, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:     REV. BILL WEATHERS.
ASSISTING:     REV. BOB TRAIL.
 
CASKETBEARERS:   SONNY STOUT, MIKE MANNING, CORKY ACOSTA, TROY DORITY, HENRY WISEMAN, GARY STOUT.
 
HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:    DANNY STOUT, DANNY JARRETT, IKY TAYLOR, DON BURNS, WAYNE MARTIN, JAMES BROOKS.
 
 
 
 
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