September, 1997 Memorials
 
 
 
 
NAME:        BOBBY RAY ABLES, AGE 54, OF TRONA, CA AND FORMER ATOKA COUNTY RESIDENT.
 
BORN:      DECEMBER 17, 1942 NEAR THE PLEASANT HILL COMMUNITY IN ATOKA COUNTY, OK TO LOIE AND WANDA IMOGENE (RILEY) ABLES.
 
PASSED AWAY:     MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1997 AT RIDGECREST HOSPITAL IN RIDGECREST CA.
AGE:     54 YEARS      8 MONTHS     AND    14 DAYS.
 
EDUCATION:     ATTENDED SCHOOLS AT OLNEY AND WAPANUCKA, GRADUATING FROM WAPANUCKA IN 1961.
 
MARRIED:     JUDY DAVIS ON NOVEMBER 11, 1967 AT LAS VEGAS, NV.
 
OCCUPATION:      HE WAS A CARPENTER AND MEMBER OF THE CARPENTERS UNION FOR MANY YEARS. HE RAISED CATTLE AND ALSO, ALONG WITH HIS SON, RESTORED OLD AUTOMOBILES.
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:      ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE DESERT CHRISTIAN CENTER CHURCH IN RIDGECREST AND VERY INVOLVED IN THE TABERNACLE YOUTH CENTER IN RIDGECREST.
 
 
     SURVIVED BY
 
MOTHER:      IMOGENE RAY OF WAPANUCKA, OK.
 
FORMER WIFE:     JUDY ABLES OF TRONA, CA.
 
CHILDREN:      BOBBY RAY ABLES, JR AND LORI OF TRONA, CA.
                           RICKY DON ABLES AND WIFE TERESA OF WAPANUCKA, OK.
                           DONNIE LYNN ABLES OF WAPANUCKA, OK.
 
GRANDCHILDREN:       RICKY DON ABLES, JR OF WAPANUCKA, OK.
                                           VERONICA LYNN ABLES OF WAPANUCKA, OK.
                                           SAMANTHA KAY ABLES OF WAPANUCKA, OK.
 
SISTERS:     RITA KORNELE AND HUSBAND ROGER OF WOODWARD, OK.
                       REGINA COATS AND HUSBAND ED OF BETHANY, OK.
 
BROTHERS:      JIMMY RAY OF OKlahoma city
                             RONNIE RAY AND WIFE MYRTLE OF COALGATE, OK.
 
 
     PRECEDED IN DEATH
 
GRANDPARENTS:      MARSHALL AND MINNIE RILEY.
                                       JIM AND CLEO ABLES.
UNCLES:    J. D. AND BILLY JOE RILEY.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    SATURDAY,  SEPTEMBER 6, 1997 AT 2:00 P.M.
PLACE OF SERVICES:     WAPANUCKA CHURCH OF CHRIST.
 
INTERMENT:     ROSEHILL CEMETERY  ~ WAPANUCKA, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:     WENDELL INGRAM.
 
CASKETBEARERS:     TOP GRAHAM, BUSTER RENFRO, CHARLES RILEY, MARSHALL RILEY JR, SCOTT RILEY, CALVIN McCURRY.
 
HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:    SAMMY LOVELASS, CARL BROOKS, CLRENCE ROBERTSON JR, WILLIAM MATTHEWS.
 
 
 
 
NAME:      RUBY V. (GRIFFIN) DURBIN, AGE 83, LONGTIME ATOKA RESIDENT.
 
BORN:    DECEMBER 8, 1913 AT ATOKA, OK JOHN JOSEPH AND EULA MAE (PROCTOR) GRIFFIN.
 
PASSED AWAY:     TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1997 AT ATOKA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.
AGE:     83 YEARS      8 MONTHS     AND     25 DAYS
 
EDUCATION:     ATTENDED ATOKA AND McALESTER SCHOOLS
 
MARRIED:     LLOYD E. DURBIN ON OCTOBER 24, 1936 AT ATOKA, OK.
 
OCCUPATION:    WORKED MANY YEARS FOR SOUTHWESTERN BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY AND (ALONG WITH HER HUSBAND, LLOYD) OWNED AND OPERATED NUMEROUS BUSINESSES.  ALSO HAD LLOYD’S SUPERMARKET FOR MANY YEARS.
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:    CHURCH OF CHRIST IN ATOKA.
 
RUBY WAS A MEMBER OF THE RED ROSE GarDEN CLUB.
 
 
     SURVIVED BY
 
SON:     BUDDY DURBIN AND WIFE MALINDA OF ATOKA, OK.
 
GRANDCHILDREN:     MICHELLE ALLEN AND HUSBAND JEFF OF ATOKA, OK.
                                         TRE’ DURBIN OF ATOKA, OKLAHOMA.
 
BROTHER:     JOE GRIFFIN AND WIFE MABEL OF ATOKA, OK.
 
SISTERS:     DELPHILENE JOHNSON OF ATOKA, OK.
                       DOROTHY SMITHART OF DURANT, OK.
 
 
     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
HUSBAND:     LLOYD DURBIN ON APRIL 30, 1996.
PARENTS:     JOHN AND EULA MAE GRIFFIN.
BROTHERS:    THOMAS, O’DELL, CECIL, HUBERT, J. B., AND DOYLE GRIFFIN.
SISTER:    LORENE GRIFFIN
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1997 AT 10:00 A.M.
PLACE OF SERVICES:     GRAVESIDE  SERVICES.
 
INTERMENT:     GREEN MEADOWS CEMETERY ~ atoka, ok.
 
OFFICIATING:     REV. DAN FLETCHER.
 
CASKETBEARERS:     ROYCE BLAKER, BRICKIE GRIFFIN, CLIFFORD BROWN, WESLEY SMITHART, MIKE HILL, DAVID DURBIN.
 
HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:    DR. DON RIPPEE.
 
 
 
 
NAME:      NORA VIRGINIA (COWEN) BAYLES TAYLOR, AGE 88, OF ATOKA, OK.
 
BORN:    JUNE 6, 1909 AT STONEWALL, OKLAHOMA TO JOHN HENRY AND LIDDY (SOLOMAN) COWEN.
 
PASSED AWAY:     FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1997 AT HER RESIDENCE IN ATOKA.
AGE:     88 YEARS    2  MONTHS    AND    29  DAYS.
 
EDUCATION:     ATTENDED COTTONWOOD AND ROFF, OK SCHOOLS.
 
MARRIED:     JIM BAYLES IN 1926 IN MUSKOGEE, OK.
                       R. L. TAYLOR IN JUNE 1985 AT TUPELO, OK.
 
OCCUPATION:    WORKED WITH THE W. P. A. IN THE 1930’S.  SHE WAS A HOMEMAKER AND HOUSEWIFE.
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:      MEMBER OF TUPELO PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH.
 
 
     SURVIVED BY
 
HUSBAND:     R. L. TAYLOR OF THE HOME IN ATOKA, OK.
 
CHILDREN:      BESSIE PENICH AND HUSBAND CECIL OF ANTLERS, OK.
                           MILDRED JEAN BAILEY AND HUSBAND BUD OF HORATIO, AR.
                           SYLVIA CHARLENE ABRELL OF IDABELL, OK.
                           ELLA FAYE McALESTER AND HUSBanD HOWARD OF SEMINOLE, OK.
                           WALTER LEE BAYLES AND WIFE WANDA OF ATOKA, OK.
                           LARRY RAY BAYLES OF ATOKA, OK.
 
15 GRANDCHILDREN,  17 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.
 
STEPCHILDREN:      JUNIOR TAYLOR OF SULPHUR, OK.
                                     DOYLE RAY TAYLOR OF WOODVILLE, OK.
                                     DOTTIE TAYLOR OF SULPHUR, OK.
                                     CRICKETT TAYLOR OF SHAWNEE, OK.
 
 
     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
FIRST HUSBAND:     JIM BAYLES IN january, 1982.
SONS:    JIM BAYLES AND ELMER LEE BAYLES.
DAUGHTERS:     FREDIA LAVERNE AND LILLIE MAE BAYLES.
BROTHERS:    JACK COWEN AND RAY LEE SOLOMON.
GRANDCHILDREN:     HENRY RAY BAYLES, SCOTTY POTTER, AND FRANKIE LEE ALLEN.
GREAT GRANDCHILD:    CODY BAILEY.
  
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1997 AT  2:00 P.M.
PLACE OF SERVICES:     BROWN’S FUNERAL CHAPEL ~ ATOKA, OK.
 
INTERMENT:     GREEN MEADOWS CEMETERY ~ ATOKA, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:     REV. TERRY CRIPE.
ASSISTING:     REV. FRANKIE HILL.
 
CASKETBEARERS:     FRANKIE HUNT, DEE HUNT, CARL WALKER, MIKE SMITH, JIMMY SMITH, JIMMY ALLEN.
 
HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:    JOHN WAYNE MOORE, JACK CATHY.
 
 
 
 
NAME:      PEARLIE MAE (HUDSON) STANFORD, AGE 66, OF COALGATE, OK.
 
BORN:      AUGUST 27,  1931 NEAR THE LEADER COMMUNITY IN COAL COUNTY TO GARRETT LEE AND VIVIAN “VERA” BERYL (STILWELL) HUDSON.
 
PASSED AWAY:     SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1997 AT HER RESIDENCE IN COALGATE CALIFORNIA.
AGE:     66 YEARS      0   MONTHS      AND   10  DAYS 
 
EDUCATION:     ATTENDED CENTRAHOMA AND OLNEY SCHOOLS. 
 
MARRIED:     CHARLES EDWARD STANFORD ON MAY 2, 1950 AT COALGATE, OK.
 
OCCUPATION:    WORKED A NUMBER OF YEARS FOR BLUEBELL IN COALGATE AND WAS A HEALTH PROVIDER AT THE TIME HER ILLNESS WAS DISCOVERED.
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:    PEARLIE ATTENDED THE NAZARENE CHURCH. 
 
SHE LOVED BLUEGRASS FESTIVALS, GARDENING, SEWING AND LOVED HER CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN AND HER FRIENDS.
 
 
     SURVIVED BY
 
CHILDREN:      CHARLENE DAVIS AND HUSBAND  JIMMY OF COALGATE, OK.
                           DARLINE COGBURN AND HUSBAND LEO OF PHILLIPS, OK.
                           TOMMY STANFORD AND WIFE JOSIE OF TALALA, OK.
 
9 GRANDCHILDREN  AND 4 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN:
 
SISTERS:     EUNICE POWELL AND HUSBAND O’DELL OF COALGATE, OK.
                       MARIE DePASSE AND HUSBAND ARTHUR, COALGATE, OK.
 
UNCLES:    WOODROW STILWELL OF COLORADO.
                     TOM STILWELL OF COLORADO.
 
 
     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
HUSBAND:     CHARLES EDWARD “SHORTY” STANFORD ON APRIL 11, 1989.
PARENTS:   GARRETT AND VERA HUDSON.
BROTHER:   GARRETT LEE HUDSON JR.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1997 AT  10:00 A.M.
PLACE OF SERVICES:     COALGATE NAZARENE CHURCH.
 
INTERMENT:     BYRDS PRAIRIE CEMETERY NEAR TUPELO, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:     REV. JIM SMITH.
 
CASKETBEARERS:     RAYMOND DePASSE, EARL DePASSE, TONY WATSON, JUSTIN BROWN, SCOTT BROWN, JOHN MARK MILLER.
 
HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:    DANNY BURNS, MIKE BAUMERT.
 
 
 
 
NAME:      FRANCIS MARION SMITH, AGE 81, OF TISHOMINGO and FORMER LONGTIME ATOKA COUNTY RESIDENT OF THE WILSON COMMUNITY.  
 
BORN:    OCTOBER 2, 1915 NEAR CLAYTON, OKLAHOMA TO BYRD AND MAUDIE (McCOLLOUGH) SMITH.
 
PASSED AWAY:   THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1997 AT JOHNSTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN TISHOMINGO, ok. 
AGE:     81 YEARS     11  MONTHS    AND    9 DAYS
 
EDUCATION:   ATTENDED SCHOOL AT WILSON IN ATOKA COUNTY, OK.
 
MARRIED:     RUTHIE OLA TAYLOR ON JANUARY 9, 1935 AT ATOKA, OK.  THEY LATER DIVORCED.
 
OCCUPATION:      HE WAS A FARMER AND RANCHER FOR MANY YEARS.
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:    MEMBER OF THE FULL GOSPEL CHURCH IN WAPANUCKA, OK.
 
 
     SURVIVED BY
 
CHILDREN:      ED SMITH OF WAPANUCKA, OK.
                           CECIL SMITH OF ATOKA, OK.
                           CARL SMITH AND WIFE BRENDA OF ATOKA, OK.
                           LINDA BILBREY AND HUSBAND GARY OF WAGONER, OK.
                           ANN JOHNSON AND HUSBAND GREG OF ARDMORE, OK.
 
3 GRANDCHILDREN, 7 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.
 
SISTERS:     DELLA HICKS AND HUSBAND HERBERT OF TISHOMINGO, OK.
                       LURTIE DESKEN AND HUSBAND EUGENE OF HARTSHORN, OK.
 
BROTHERS:      FRED SMITH OF PARKER, AZ.
                             CLETUS SMITH AND WIFE PEARL OF DENVER, CO.
 
 
     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
PARENTS:     BYRD AND MAUDIE SMITH.
SONS:      RICHARD “GLEN” AND DONALD DEWAYNE SMITH.
BROTHERS:    EUGENE AND ALBERT SMITH.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1997 AT  2:00 P.M.
PLACE OF SERVICES:     WAPANUCKA FULL GOSPEL CHURCH.
 
INTERMENT:     ROSEHILL CEMETERY ~ NEAR WAPANUCKA, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:     REV. CLAUDE BUIE.
 
CASKETBEARERS:     BILL HICKS, KENNETH HICKS, DOYLE DESKEN. DAVID PRITCHARD, J. D. SMITH,  RAY BAXTER.
 
 
 
 
NAME:      MARILYN JOYCE (HOLBROOKS) DEWBERY OF BROMIDE, A FORMER LONGTIME CALERA AREA RESIDENT.
 
BORN:    DECEMBER 19, 1940 NEAR CALERA, OK TO GLENN AND EULA (WALKER) HOLBROOKS.
 
PASSED AWAY:     FRIDAY NIGHT SEPTEMBER 12, 1997 AT HER BROMIDE RESIDENCE.
AGE:     56 YEARS  8 MONTHS   AND  23 DAYS.
 
EDUCATION:     ATTENDED CALERA SCHOOLS.
 
 
MARRIED:     BOBBY DEAN COLLINS ON SEPTEMBER 18, 1958 AT PLATTER, OK.
                         LESTER DEWBERY ON SEPTEMBER 9, 1983  AT DURANT, OK.
 
OCCUPATION:    SHE WAS PERSONNEL MANAGER FOR K-MART IN DURANT AND WORKED MANY YEARS FOR LEVI STRAUSS AND COMPANY SHE RETIRED IN 1988.
 
 
     SURVIVED BY
 
HUSBAND:     LESTER DEWBERY OF THE HOME IN BROMIDE, OK.
 
CHILDREN:      DOUGLAS COLLINS OF PLATTER, OK.
                           JERILYN COLLINS OF PLATTER, OK.
                           JACQUELINE COLLINS OF PLANO, TX.
 
MOTHER:      EULA HOLBROOKS OF CALERA, OK.
 
SISTERS:     JOY BRISCO OF CALERA, OKLA.
                       GLENNA SWINK OF ARLINGTON, TX.
                       JANETTA JAMES OF ALTUS, OK.
 
BROTHERS:      EDDIE HOLBROOKS OF CALERA, OK.
                             FRANKIE HOLBROOKS OF JOSHUA, TX.
 
STEPCHILDREN:        L. A. DEWBERY Jr. OF BROMIDE, OK.
                                       JOHNNY DEWBERY AND WIFE LINDA OF BROMIDE, OK.
                                       LESLIE BOST OF OKLAHOMA CITY.
                                       JANELLE ALEXANDER OF PORTERVILLE, CA.
 
STEP GRANDCHILDREN:      CASSANDRA DEWBERY OF BROMIDE, OK.
                                                     DAKOTA DEWBERY OF BROMIDE, OK.
                                                     SARAH ALEXANDER OF PORTERVILLE, CA.
 
 
     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
FATHER:      GLENN HOLBROOKS.
  
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    MONDAY SEPTEMBER 15, 1997 AT  2:00 P.M.
PLACE OF SERVICES:     FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH ~  CALERA, OKLA.
 
INTERMENT:     ROSEHILL CEMETERY ~ CALERA.
 
OFFICIATING:     REV. JACOB TOEWS   (pronounced Taves).
 
CASKETBEARERS:     JIM HUSKEY, ROY DAVIS, MICKEY FISHER, TRENT PERRY, FLOYD HACKWORTH, AUSTIN HACKWORTH, STEVEN SWINK.
 
HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:    RUSTY ZABLE, HARRISON LUKE, F. B. LUKE.
 
 
 
 
NAME:      OTTIS KILE “BOB” CATHEY,  A LONGTIME ADA AREA RESIDENT AND FORMER LONGTIME CADDO RESIDENT.
 
BORN:    MAY 31, 1921 NEAR RYAN, OKLAHOMA TO  MARSHALL “DOC”  AND SARAH (CARNEY) CATHEY.
 
PASSED AWAY:     THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1997 AT THE OKLAHOMA VETERANS CENTER IN SULPHUR, OK.
AGE:     76 YEARS    3 MONTHS     AND   17  DAYS
 
EDUCATION:     ATTENDED SCHOOLS AT CADDO AND ADA, GRADUATED FROM ADA HIGH IN 1940. HE GRADUATED FROM EAST CENTRAL STATE UNIVERSITY, ADA IN 1951 WITH A DEGREE IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION.
 
MARRIED:     VIRGIE POLSON IN 1948 AT POTTSBORO, TX.
 
OCCUPATION:    HE AND HIS SONS WERE IN AUTO REBUILDING AND AUTO SALES FOR MANY YEARS.
 
BOB WAS  A NAVY VETERAN OF WORLD WAR II AND WAS VERY HIGHLY DECORATED. HE RECEIVED THE PRESTIGIOUS NAVY-MARINE CORPS. MEDAL FOR HIS BRAVERY AND ACTIONS IN SERVICE TO HIS COUNTRY AND FELLOW SOLDIERS. BOB HAD RECEIVED NUMEROUS OTHER MEDALS AND COMMENDATIONS.
 
 
     SURVIVED BY
 
CHILDREN:      CARLES BAGBY AND HUSBAND  RICHARD OF DURANT, OK.
                           WAYNE CATHEY AND WIFE ANN OF ADA, OK.
                           KENNETH CATHEY OF CADDO, OK.
 
GRANDCHILDREN:     CRYSTAL BILLINGS AND HUSBAND LANCE OF DURANT, OK.
                                         ROBIN BAGBY OF DURANT, OK.
                                         LEVI BAGBY OF DURANT, OK.
                                         SUNNY HARRIS AND HUSBAND JUSTIN OF ADA, OK.
 
GREAT GRANDCHILDREN:     LAYNE BILLINGS OF DURANT, OK.
                                                         SEAN ALEXANDER OF ADA, OK.
 
AUNT:      LOUISE WADLINGTON OF TISHOMINGO, OK.
 
 
     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
PARENTS:     DOC AND SARAH CATHEY.
WIFE:    VIRGIE CATHEY ON DECEMBER 18, 1973.
STEPSON:     STAFFNEY CATHEY.
  
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    SATURDAY,  SEPTEMBER 20, 1997 AT 1:00 P.M.
PLACE OF SERVICES:     BROWN’S FUNERAL CHAPEL ~  ATOKA., OK.
 
OFFICIATING:     REV. BOB JOHNSON.
 
GRAVESIDE COMMITTAL SERVICE AND MILITARY RITES:    3:30 P.M. AT GRAVESITE. 
 
OFFICIATING:     REV. CHARLES CREEK.
 
INTERMENT:     HIGH HILL CEMETERY NEAR ADA, OK.
 
CHICKASAW HONOR GUARD CONDUCTING THE MILITARY RITES.
 
CASKETBEARERS:     TOP GRAHAM, EVERETT STANLEY, JERRY STANLEY, JIMMY CARROL, MICHEAL CATHEY, JUSTIN HARRIS.
 
 
 
 
NAME:      DELLA FANNIE (COOKSEY) HENDERSON, AGE 87, LONGTIME ATOKA COUNTY, OK RESIDENT.
 
BORN:    APRIL 19, 1910 NEAR ATOKA, OK TO JOHN THOMAS AND EMILY BELLE (GABRIEL) COOKSEY.
 
PASSED AWAY:     FRIDAY NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 19, 1997 AT HER TUSHKA RESIDENCE.
 
AGE:     87  YEARS     5  MONTHS     AND      0 DAYS.
 
EDUCATION:     ATTENDED SCHOOLS IN RURAL ATOKA COUNTY, OK.
 
MARRIED:     DOCK DEAN HENDERSON ON SEPTEMBER 22, 1925 AT DURANT, OK.
                       JUDE HENDERSON ON JULY 16, 1979 AT DURANT, OK.
 
OCCUPATION:    SHE WAS A HOUSEWIFE AND HOMEMAKER. SHE ALSO WAS MIDWIFE TO 100’S OF FAMILIES THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY AND THE STATE.
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:      LONGTIME MEMBER OF GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND CHURCH OF THE FIRST BORN SINCE BEING BAPTIZED AT AGE 13..
 
 
     SURVIVED BY
 
CHILDREN:      FLOYD HENDERSON AND WIFE NORENE OF PURCELL, OK.
                           BILL HENDERSON AND WIFE MARIE OF LEXINGTON, OK.
                           PAUL HENDERSON AND WIFE NAOMI OF LEXINGTON, OK.
                           GLENN HENDERSON AND WIFE CONNIE OF LEXINGTON, OK.
                           LLOYD “SHORTY” HENDERSON OF ATOKA, OK.
                           NOAH HENDERSON AND WIFE FAYE OF NOBLE, OK.
                           MICKEY McGINTY OF TUSHKA, OK.
                           THELMA REA MARLER AND HUSBAND DEWAYNE OF OKLAHOMA CITY.
 
38 GRANDCHILDREN,  62 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN, 10 GREAT GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.
 
MANY STEPCHILDREN, NIECES, NEPHEWS, OTHER RELATIVES.
 
 
     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
FIRST HUSBAND:   DOCK HENDERSON ON AUGUST 23, 1967.
SECOND HUSBAND:    LELAND HAMM in december, 1974.
THIRD HUSBAND:   JOdDIE WARDRIP in july, 1977.
FOURTH HUSBAND:    JUDE HENDERSON ON DECEMBER 22, 1996.
PARENTS:   JOHN AND EMILY COOKSEY.
6 CHILDREN.
2 DAUGHTERS-IN-LAW.
1 SON-IN-LAW.
2 GRANDCHILDREN.
2 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.
1 GREAT GREAT GRANDCHILD.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1997 AT 2:00 P.M.
PLACE OF SERVICES:     GENERAL ASSEMBLY CHURCH OF THE FIRST BORN.
 
INTERMENT:     BETHANY CEMETERY ~  ATOKA, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:     ELDER BILL DOBBS.
ASSISTING:     LESLIE MARLER.
 
CASKETBEARERS:     LESLEY MARLER, TERRY HENDERSON, THOMAS McGINTY, MICHAEL HENDERSON, JAMES McGINTY, DELBERT HENDERSON, RAYMOND McGINTY, ANTHONY HENDERSON.
 
HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:    JERRY HENDERSON, MARVIN HENDERSON, JIM HENDERSON, JOHN HENDERSON, CLEM PREWITT, JIM PRUITT.
 
 
 
 
NAME:    CARLA SUE LOUDERMILK, AGE 40, LONGTIME RESIDENT OF TUSHKA, OK.
 
BORN:    NOVEMBER 27, 1956 AT MUSKOGEE, OK TO CARL GENE AND MARY KATHLEEN (TELLIVER) LOUDERMILK.
 
PASSED AWAY:   SATURDAY NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 20, 1997 AT MUSKOGEE REGIONAL HOSPITAL.
AGE:     40  YEARS     9   MONTHS    AND    23 DAYS.
 
EDUCATION:     ATTENDED TUSHKA SCHOOL.
 
OCCUPATION:    HOUSEWIFE AND MOTHER.
 
AFFILIATED WITH TUSHKA BAPTIST CHURCH.
 
 
     SURVIVED BY
 
DAUGHTER:      BEANNA LOUDERMILK OF TUSHKA, OK.
 
SON:     BRYAN LOUDERMILK OF TUSHKA, OK.
 
PARENTS:     CARL AND KATHLEEN LOUDERMILK OF TUSHKA, OK.
 
BROTHER:     CARL GENE LOUDERMILK JR., OF TUSHKA, OK.
 
SISTERS:     ANNA FLYNN AND HUSBAND JIM OF TUSHKA, OK.
                       TAMMY LOUDERMILK AND MATT MOORE OF DURANT, OK.
 
NIECES & NEPHEWS:      TOMMY, JAMIE, AMANDA, and SAMANTHA FLYNN OF TUSHKA, OK.
                                               CASSANDRA LOUDERMILK OF DURANT, OK.
                                               MICHAEL and MARTA EARP OF CHILLICOTHE, MO.
 
GREAT NEPHEW:      THOMAS FLYNN OF TUSHKA, OK.
 
AUNTS & UNCLES:      RICHARD TOLLIVER, PAT HALLUM & HUSBAND JIM, ALLEN TOLLIVER, AND MAE TOLLIVER OF MUSKOGEE, OK.
                                         GEORGE LOUDERMILK & WIFE STELLA, LOUISE JAMES & HUSBAND ORVIL, AND JUDY MOUNCE OF CALIFORNIA.
 
 
     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
INFANT SON:    BILLY JOE LOUDERMILK.
NEPHEW:      FRANKIE LOUDERMILK.
GRANDPARENTS:    RAYMOND and KATHRINE TOLLIVER.
                                       WILBURN and ANNA MAE LOUDERMILK.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1997 AT 3:30 P.M.
PLACE OF SERVICES:     BROWN’S FUNERAL CHAPEL ~ ATOKA, OK.
 
INTERMENT:     TUSHKA CEMETERY ~ TUSHKA, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:     REV. JERRY WILLIAMS.
 
CASKETBEARERS:     LARRY BOSTON, JOHNNY ROWTON, BUDDY SANDERS, BRYAN MOORE, DAVID “HOOTER” McININCH, EUGENE BANKS, CHUCK LOUDERMILK, DANNY LOUDERMILK.
 
HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:    VICTOR LANE, VIC DOWNING, SNAKE NORMAN.
 
 
 
 
NAME:      BONNIE H. (WAGGONER) WHITE, AGE 79, LIFELONG RESIDENT OF ATOKA COUNTY.
 
BORN:    NOVEMBER 13, 1917 AT POCAHONTAS, ARKANSAS TO WILLIAM THOMAS AND JESSIE MYRTLE  (MILLER) WAGGONER.
 
PASSED AWAY:     FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1997 AT McALESTER REGIONAL HOSPITAL.
AGE:     79 YEARS    10 MONTHS     AND   13 DAYS 
 
EDUCATION:     ATTENDED TUSHKA SCHOOLS.
 
MARRIED:     TERRY FLANAGAN ON DECEMBER 8, 1936  AT ATOKA, OK.
                       BUCK WHITE ON MARCH 8, 1955 AT ATOKA, OK.
 
OCCUPATION:    HOMEMAKER AND MOTHER.
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:    MEMBER OF THE FIRST FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH, ATOKA.
 
 
     SURVIVED BY
 
DAUGHTERS:     JARETHA STEPHENS OF STRINGTOWN, OK.
                               LOUEEN TURNER AND HUSBAND CALVIN OF HEBER SPRINGS, AR.
 
SON:     TERRY FLANIGAN AND WIFE LINDA OF FAIRFIELD, CA.
 
GRANDCHILDREN:     LANCE FLANIGAN, LESLIE JOHNSON, JERREL STEPHENS, RICKY STEPHENS, RANDY STEPHENS, DONNIE STEPHENS,
                                         KAMI NEELEY,  SHERRY SMITH, AND JOEL MARCUS.
 
FORMER HUSBAND:    D. L. “BUCK” WHITE OF  ATOKA, OK.
 
BROTHER:     GLEN WAGGONER AND WIFE LEVITA OF MIDWEST CITY, OK.
 
SISTERS:     WANDA CALVERT AND HUSBAND TOT OF ATOKA, OK.
                       WILLENE EVANS AND HUSBAND KENNETH OF STRINGTOWN, OK.
                       WILDA DOOLEY OF McCLOUD, OK.
                       JEWELL REYNOLDS OF CAMPHILL, PA.
 
STEPCHILDREN:      MARY MARCUS AND HUSBAND DAVE OF ALBA, TX.
                                     DUARD WHITE AND WIFE JANICE OF ATOKA, OK.
                                     RONALD WHITE OF ATOKA, OK.
 
STEP GRANDCHILDREN:    JOEL WILLEBY,  MISSY GARCIA, JEFF WILLEBY,  CHRISTINA MARCUS, PEGGY McININCH, DAVID WHITE, KEVIN
                                                   WHITE, CARLA WILLIAMSON, KELLY CAPSHAW, STEVE WHITE, LANOMA WHITE, AND GINIA WHITE.
 
17 STEP GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.
 
 
     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
FIRST HUSBAND:     TERRY FLANAGAN ON JULY 1, 1952.
PARENTS:     WILLIAM AND JESSIE WAGGONER.
SISTERS:     MELBA AND MARIE WAGGONER.
BROTHER:     LEO WAGGONER.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1997 AT 2:00 P.M.
PLACE OF SERVICES:     BROWN’S FUNERAL CHAPEL ~ ATOKA, OK.
 
INTERMENT:     TUSHKA CEMETERY ~ TUSHKA, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:     REV. BOB JOHNSON.
 
CASKETBEARERS:     GLEN EDWARD WAGGONER, ROBERT DARYLL CALVERT, MICHAEL EVANS, RONALD EVANS, GARY MARTIN, BRUCE MARTIN, JIM BOB CHAPPEL.
 
HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:    DON GABBART, JIMMY FEATHERSTONE, FOREST CALVERT, GERRAL STEPHENS, RANDY STEPHENS, DONNIE STEPHENS, LARRY SELF.
 
 
 
 
NAME:      ELBERT V.”DOC” McKEEHEN, AGE 90, LONGTIME RESIDENT OF ATOKA COUNTY.
 
BORN:    NOVEMBER 25, 1906 AT TISHOMINGO, OK INDIAN TERRITORY TO ELBERT PLES AND HATTIE (McGEE) McKEEHEN.
 
PASSED AWAY:     SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 27, 1997 AT COLONIAL LIVING CENTER,  ATOKA.
AGE:     90  YEARS     10  MONTHS    AND    2 DAYS  
 
EDUCATION:     ATTENDED  SCHOOLS AT BROMIDE AND TISHOMINGO, OK.
 
MARRIED:     NEVER MARRIED.
 
OCCUPATION:    RETIRED PAINTER AND FURNITURE REFINISHER, HE WORKED IN THE SHIPYARDS IN CALIFORNIA DURING THE WORLD WAR II.
 
MEMBER OF THE FIRST BAPTIST  CHURCH, ATOKA, OK.
 
 
     SURVIVED BY
 
NIECES:      JO (THOMPSON) WELCH OF DALLA, TX.
                     SUSIE (THOMPSON) GATES OF DALLAS, TX.
                     CHERYL, BEATRICE AND NEDRA KAY McKEEHEN.
 
NEPHEWS:     KENNETH AND JIMMY McKEEHEN.
 
GREAT NIECES AND NEPHEWS:      ANDREA WELCH RYAN OF NAVASOTA, TX.
                                                                   JOHN MARK WELCH OF DALLAS, TX.
                                                                   DESIREE (WELCH) SCHORN OF DALLAS, TX.
                                                                   STEVEN F. WELCH OF DALLAS, TX.
                                                                   RUSS GATES OF DALLAS, TX.
                                                                   DAVID GATES OF DALLAS, TX.
 
4 GREAT GREAT NEPHEWS, 7 GREAT GREAT NIECES,  1 GREAT GREAT GREAT NIECE.
 
 
     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
PARENTS:     ELBERT AND HATTIE McKEEHEN.
SISTER:    BERTHA LEE THOMPSON.
BROTHERS:    ORBREY AND JIMMY McKEEHEN.
  
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1997 AT 2:00 P.M.
PLACE OF SERVICES:     BROWN’S FUNERAL CHAPEL ~ ATOKA, OK.
 
INTERMENT:     GREEN MEADOWS CEMETERY ~ ATOKA, OK .
 
OFFICIATING:     REV. BOB JOHNSON.
 
CASKETBEARERS:     MARVIN ESTES, HERMAN PARKER, LARRY PARKER, TED COPELAND, RON McGUE, ROY COOPER.
 
HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:      MAX COPELAND, C.W. BILLS, BARNEY McCALL,  DALE WILSON, ROBERT EARL UMSTEAD.
 
 
 
 
NAME:      SAMANTHA ELIZABETH BILLY, AGE 20, OF ATOKA, OK.
BORN:    JULY 18, 1977 AT CLAREMORE, OK TO RUBY JANELL BILLY.
 
PASSED AWAY:     SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1997 AT COALGATE, OK.
AGE:     20 YEARS   2  MONTHS    AND  9 DAYS.
 
EDUCATION:     ATTENDED  ATOKA SCHOOLS.
 
OCCUPATION:    EMPLOYED AT WRANGLER IN COALGATE.
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:    MEMBER OF BENTLEY BAPTIST CHURCH.
 
 
     SURVIVED BY
 
BROTHER:     BARNEY BILLY AND WIFE LISA OF ATOKA, OK.
 
SISTER:    TONI MANSELL OF ATOKA, OK.
 
NEPHEWS:     RYAN MANSELL OF ATOKA, OK.
                         TOMMY BILLY OF ATOKA, OK.
 
NIECES:      KIMBERLY MANSELL OF ATOKA, OK.
                     AMBER BILLY OF ATOKA, OK.
 
AUNTS:     MALINDA PHILLIPS OF TULSA, OK.
                   HAZEL FOLSOM OF TULSA, OK.
                   ANNA JAMES OF TAHLEQUAH, OK.
                   REBA FRAZIER OF GLENDALE, AZ.
 
UNCLES:      RICHARD FOLSOM OF LAWTON, OK.
                       OLAN DURANT, JR. OF LAWTON, OK.
                       MALCOLM BOBBY FOLSOM OF TAHLEQUAH, OK.
 
 
     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
MOTHER:    JANELLE BILLY.
UNCLE:     DOUGLAS FIRESHAKER.
COUSINS:     KEVIN BILLY AND WAYNE JAMES.
GRANDMOTHER:   LOUISE LEFLORE.
          
DATE OF SERVICES:    WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1997 AT 2:00 P.M.
PLACE OF SERVICES:     BROWN’S FUNERAL CHAPEL  ~ ATOKA.
 
INTERMENT:     BENTLEY INDIAN CEMETERY.
 
OFFICIATING:     REV. OSBORNE ROBERTS.
 
CASKETBEARERS:     BARNEY BILLY, RICHARD FOLSOM, MICK SCOTT, DARWIN ROBERTS, PHILLIP MAGBY AND JIMMY RIDGEWAY.
 
HONORARY CASKETBEARERS:      OLAN DURANT, JR. AND MALCOLM BOBBY FOLSOM.
 
 
 
 
NAME:      EVELYN “SUSIE” B. (CHILDS) MOBBS, AGE 78, LONGTIME ATOKA COUNTY RESIDENT.
 
BORN:    AUGUST 17, 1919 AT AMITY, ARKANSAS TO ROBERT TAYLOR AND DAIL (ROBERTS) CHILDS.
 
PASSED AWAY:     SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1997 AT HER BENTLEY RESIDENCE.
AGE:     78  YEARS     1  MONTH     AND       10  DAYS
 
EDUCATION:     ATTENDED MATOY AND OKLAHOMA CITY SCHOOLS.
 
MARRIED:     RALPH FRED MOBBS ON DECEMBER 4, 1938 AT BENTLEY, OK.
 
OCCUPATION:    HOUSEWIFE AND HOMEMAKER.
 
CHURCH AFFILIATION:      MEMBER OF BENTLEY BAPTIST CHURCH.
 
 
     SURVIVED BY
 
CHILDREN:      FRED MOBBS AND WIFE JEAN OF WYLIE, TX.
                           RAY MOBBS AND WIFE MELBA OF ATOKA, OK.
                           ROY MOBBS AND WIFE SHIRLEY OF ATOKA, OK.
                           DALE MOBBS AND WIFE JUNE OF LANE, OK.
                           FREDA LEUTY AND HUSBAND HURSHELL OF ATOKA, OK.
                           RANDY MOBBS AND WIFE LINDA OF PAMPA, TX.
 
14 GRANDCHILDREN,  17 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN.
 
NIECE:     BARBARA DEAN OF LOUISVILLE, KY.
 
 
     PRECEDED IN DEATH BY
 
HUSBAND:     RALPH MOBBS ON AUGUST 4, 1991.
PARENTS:     ROBERT AND DAIL CHILDS.
BROTHER:     R. T. CHILDS.
NEPHEW:    WOLFGANG CHILDS.
 
 
DATE OF SERVICES:    TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30,1997 AT  10:00 A.M. 
PLACE OF SERVICES:     BENTLEY BAPTIST CHURCH ~ BENTLEY, OK.
 
INTERMENT:     BENTLEY CEMETERY ~ BENTLEY, OK.
 
OFFICIATING:     REV. JOHN HOWARD.
 
CASKETBEARERS:   (GRANDSONS)  FRED MOBBS, JAMES MOBBS, DALE MOBBS, DAVID MOBBS, MICHAEL MOBBS, WESLEY MOBBS, CHANCE MOBBS, RANDELL MOBBS.
 
 
 
 
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