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Lola Thelma Deatherage Allen
James T. Anglin
Walter Anglin
William Maurice Balsmeier
Frank Brixey
Shelton Penn Burke
Walter A. Campbell
Madge Deatherage Carmick
Cyde Vernon Collis
Della May Stafford Conner
Alice Celia Crane Cooper
Andrew Jackson Cooper
Lennie C Collier Cooper
Lloyd T. Cooper
Lyndel Olen Cooper
Mary Evalyn Collie Cooper
Myrene Louise Cordell Cooper
Norma Rodena Cooper
O.D. Cooper
Olen M. Cooper
Robert Cooper Jr.
Viola M. Gunter Cooper
Deward L. Crownover
Florence M. Bagwell Crownover
Jesse B. Crownover
Arthur Deatherage
Elzora Washington Deatherage Sr.

George Robert Deatherage
Glen D. Deatherage
James Deatherage
John Henry Deatherage
John Willard Deatherage
Jolene Winifred Graves Deatherage
Kevin Floyd Deatherage
Roy Lester Deatherage
Vernon Deatherage
Dorothy Irene Milligan Dilbeck
Howard Lee Dilbeck
Lionel Edgar Dilbeck
Marova Marler Dilbeck
William T. Dilbeck
Kenneth Charles Doak
Deborah Gayle Dry
Doda Dry Sr.
Doda Dry Jr.
Frances Pearl Bailey Dry
Virgie Pearl Webber Dry
Charles Ray Flickinger
Wilma Underwood Grace
Maude E. Haley
Homer Monroe Hammack
Cledith "Cleta" Tevebaugh Harris
Jay S. Henry

Blanche E. Ingland
George Gilbert Lovett Jr.
Julia Ann Henry Martin
Ethel Cooper McCurry
Ernest Franklin McMahon
Milo Morgan
Harriet A. E. Henry Norris
Kerston I. Norris
Nila Jean Norris Showalter
William D. Norris
Alma Althea Patterson
Audrey Cooper Randall
James Randall
Emmett Rice
Emmette Wayne Rogers
Ronald Herbert Rose
Alvin Douglas Sears
Loretta Haley Storie
Bonita Carol Tevebaugh
Joseph Tevebaugh
Naomi DeatherageTevebaugh
Troy Tevebaugh
Ellie Cressie Martin Sears
James Willard Stafford
Marvin E. Stafford
Jerry Wayne Wall
Joe Bill Wisdom
Laura I. Strawhorn Younger

From Norman Transcript - Norman, Oklahoma February 26, 2004


James Allen Deatherage died Monday, Feb. 23, in Chickasha. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Chapel Funeral Service in Noble with the Rev. Rod Carroll officiating. Burial will be at the Noble IOOF Cemetery with military honors provided by Fort Sill in Lawton. Memorial Chapel Funeral Service is handling arrangements.

Mr. Deatherage was born Feb. 16, 1916, in Maud, the sixth of 10 children born to Stephen and Annie Morgan Deatherage. Mr. Deatherage enlisted in the Army during World War II. He achieved the rank of sergeant with the Army First Cavalry Division. He was stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas, and in the South Pacific before being honorably discharged. Mr. Deatherage and his wife, Jolene, returned to Norman and farmed many years near Hollywood Corner. Mr. Deatherage enjoyed baseball and played the sport while in high school. He worked for Sears and was a painter for the University of Oklahoma until he retired in 1985. Mr. Deatherage and his family moved to Noble in 1975. Mr. Deatherage and his wife lived in Noble until they moved in August 2003 to Chickasha to be near their daughter. Mr. Deatherage became a Christian in 1959 and was a member at Noble Church of Christ. Through the years, he kept in contact with his Army friends, Verle Reed of Hollandale, Minn., and Willard Gray of Childress, Texas.

Mr. Deatherage was preceded in death by his parents; eight brothers and sisters; and son-in-law, James L. Wood.

Mr. Deatherage is survived by his wife, Jolene of the home; daughter, Verna Wood of Chickasha; grandchildren, Thomas, Skye and Dusty Wood, all of Chickasha; brother, Rex Deatherage of Choctaw; and many other family members and friends.

Bearers will be Jiggs Leslie, Stick Nelson, Craig and Tommy Deatherage and Bill Williams.

Honorary bearers will be Dr. Joe Riddle and Dale Piper

From The Chickasha Express-Star - Chickasha, Oklahoma August 23, 2004


Jolene Winifred Deatherage was born on April 29, 1923, near Quinton, Oklahoma, to Clyde Graves and Clara Egbert Graves. She rejoined her husband of 52 years, Jim Deatherage, on August 21, 2004. Jim passed away on their 52nd wedding anniversary on February 23, 2004.

Jolene and Jim were married in 1952 at Palo Verde, Arizona. They have one daughter, Verna Wood, and three grandchildren, Thomas, Skye, and Dusty Wood, of Chickasha.

After living in Arizona and California for a few years, they returned to Oklahoma in 1955, living in the Oklahoma City area. In 1959 they moved to a farm north of Norman near Hollywood Corner, where they lived for many years. In 1975 they purchased 10 acres at Slaughterville Corner, where they resided until July of last year when they moved to Chickasha to be near their daughter, due to failing health.

Jolene's growing up years were spent in Quinton, Oklahoma, and Ft. Smith, Arkansas. She learned to play the piano at an early age as therapy for a serious arm injury. She taught piano for many years. She loved gospel music and played piano in her young adult years for one of the Stamps- Baxter quartets. She and her family had their own quartet and sang for the sick and shut-ins on Sunday afternoons.

Jolene worked for Montgomery Ward in Oklahoma City and Fresno, California for several years. She spent seven and a half years at the University of Oklahoma Book Exchange in Norman. Her favorite job was in downtown Oklahoma City at Russell Stover Candies, where she worked for 11 years.

Jolene became a Christian as a teenager and attended the Ninnekah Church of Christ after moving to Chickasha.

Mrs. Deatherage was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her sister, Lena Graves, and her son-in-law, Skip Wood. She is survived by her daughter and grandchildren, her brother, J. C. Graves, many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Jolene loved people and loved to visit. She had a sweet smile and much love for her family and friends. She will be missed a great deal.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, august 24, 2004, at Memorial Chapel Funeral Chapel with Rod Carroll officiating. Interment will be at Noble IOOF Cemetery under the direction of Memorial Chapel Funeral Service of Noble.

Bryan-College Station Eagle March 15, 1959 — Aug. 5, 2002


Services for Robert Cooper Jr., 43, of Bryan are set for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hillier Funeral Home in Bryan.

Dyrel Collins will officiate. Burial will be in the Bryan City Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. to the time of services Thursday at the funeral home.

Mr. Cooper died Monday in the Bremond Nursing Center.

He was born in San Diego, Calif., and lived in Bryan for two years. He formerly lived in Houston and was a security guard. He was a member of the A&M Church of Christ.

Survivors include two sons, Bobby Cooper and Jesse Cooper, both of Bryan; a daughter, Jamie Cooper of Bryan; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Kimberly and Bill Rodarmel and Melody and Peter Herb, all of Houston; his mother, Evelyn Cooper of Bryan; and his grandmother, Esther Atchison of Bryan.

Bryan-College Station Eagle September 8, 2003


Services for Mary Evalyn Collie Cooper, 82, of Bryan are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 9, 2003 at Hillier Funeral Home. A visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Monday and from 8:30-10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Land of Memory Cemetery in Palestine, Texas.

Mrs. Cooper died on Saturday at her home. She had been a resident of Bryan since 1958, and a longtime member of First United Methodist Church of Bryan.

Mary Cooper had an extensive education, receiving many honors and degrees during her lifetime with a B.A., B.S., and M.A. from Texas Women’s University. She did post-graduate work at Trinity University, Baylor University, Texas A&M University and others. She taught elementary school as well as junior high and high school classes. When she moved to Bryan, Mary worked at Texas A&M for a while and then got a job with the Bryan ISD as a speech pathologist for 13 years. She moved to College Station ISD as an education diagnostician where she worked for 10 years. She retired in 1968 after a total of thirty-five years in the educational profession.

In 1974, Mary began her family research studies. In 1977 she began teaching classes in Genealogy, first with the community education program and later from her home where she’d created a classroom with materials she’d collected for doing research. Mary developed and compiled materials from countless libraries and bookstores across the country on Genealogy resources. Through the years, Mary has taught hundreds of people how to search for their ancestors. In 1979, she organized the Brazos Genealogy Association and became the editor and publisher of the Brazos Genealogical advertiser, which was a forty page quarterly magazine until 1986. Mary also published several books including a listing of the Willowhole and Keefer cemeteries, Brazos County 1860 Census (1842 tax roll and 1850 index), Brazos County 1970 census, Bryan city cemetery books 1,2,3 & 4 and wrote a novel – Letters from Two Brothers dating from 1870 to 1973.

In 1990, Mary organized the Texas Research Ramblers, which is a local genealogy organization that met monthly to do research and to take trips together looking for their ancestors. The Ramblers were formed from class members that Mary taught and it continues to grow having been taken over by other members since Mary became ill in June of 2003.

Mary belonged to several genealogical organizations including the National Genealogical Society and several regional organizations. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, United Daughters of the was of 1812, Daughters of the American Colonists, Magna Charta Dames, National Society of New England Women and Americans of Royal Descent. Mary Cooper donated all of her research materials to the Carnegie Library in Bryan so that it will be available for all that might wish to use it to do their own research in finding their own ancestors.

Mary is survived by one son, Clyde Russell Cooper, Jr. and wife Vivian Easley-Cooper; five grandchildren, Russell Wayne Cooper and wife Tina; Ronald Lee Cooper and wife Bonnie; Robin Denise Cooper-Gonzalez and husband Jose; Diane Lynne Cooper-Reyes and husband Lupe; and Donna Jean Cooper-Adams and husband Robert. Seventeen great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Most of the family resides here in Bryan, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 W. 26th. Street, Bryan, Texas 77803, Still Creek Ranch, 6055 Hearne Lane, Bryan, Texas 77808 or the memorial of your choice.

Hillier Funeral Home

Journal News - Carmel, New York Monday, March 8th, 2004


Roy Lester Deatherage of Carmel died March 6, 2004. He was 86. Roy was born March 15, 1917 to Ernest and Amy Rea Deatherage in Oakland, AR. He later married Rose Cincotta on May 27, 1945 in Brooklyn, NY. He served in the United States Navy receiving several medals. He is survived by his wife Rose and their two children John Deatherage of Carmel and Florence Barnao of Dover Plains, NY. Survived by one brother Victor Deatherage of California and one sister Erline Reed of Oregon and eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Visiting will be Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Adams-Cordovano Funeral Home, 15 Church Street (off Route 6), Carmel, NY. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday 11 am at 1st Kent Fishkill Baptist Church. Entombment Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Modesto Bee and Herald-News - Modesto, California July 31, 1975


Chiropractor Is Killed By Rig That Injured Kin

Modesto chiropractor Vernon Deatherage, 45, has been killed in an Alaska construction accident, crushed by the same blacktop roller that severely injured his father-in-law, Woodie Woodman of Ceres, two months ago.

Deatherage was operating the roller when it turned over on him last Thursday near Anchorage, according to work received by family friends. Burial services were held in Alaska Monday.

Deatherage, a native of Oklahoma, had worked on Alaskan construction jobs during the summer months for the past several years, as did his father-in-law. Woodman was paralyzed from the waist down in his accident. Subsequently Deatherage was assigned to operate the same piece of equipment.

He left his practice in the hands of another chiropractor while doing the construction work, taking his family from their 4401 Central Ave. home in Ceres to live with him in Alaska.

He is survived by his widow, Maudie Lee Deatherage, and five daughters, Mrs. Michael Gay of Modesto, and Mrs. Jeff Burel, Susan, Marla and Theresa Deatherage, all of Ceres.

Semilole Producer - Seminole, Oklahoma July 2004


Graveside services for Wewoka resident Milo Milton Morgan are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Monday at Little Cemetery.

Rev. David Brasfield will officiate.

Services will be under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.

Morgan died Friday, July 2, 2004 at O.U. Medical Center in Oklahoma City at the age of 80.

Morgan was born to John Elmer and Virgille "Elledge" Morgan on April 1, 1924 in Haskell-Porter.

He attended elementary school at Cromwell.

Morgan has been a resident of Oakridge Home for the last 35 years and had many friends and family and will be missed dearly.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Elmer and Virgille Morgan; one brother, Loyd Morgan; and one sister, Thelma Romero.

Morgan is survived by four nieces, LaDean Lasiter, Louise Morgan, Naoma O’Donnell, and LeAnn Webb; two nephews, Mike Romero and Albert Morgan.

Pallbearers include Gerald Morgan, Harold Lasiter, Hershal O’Donnell, Greg Morgan, Scott Lasiter, Jeff O’Donnell and Albert Morgan.

The Baxter Bulletin - Mountain Home, Arkansas November 19, 2007


A graveside service for Della May Connor, 95, of Gassville will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery. Visitation will from noon- 9 p.m. today at Roller Funeral Home with family receiving friends 6-8 p.m. Mrs. Connor died Friday, Nov. 16, 2007.

She is survived locally by three sons, Bill Conner, Melvin Conner and Bob Conner.

The Tulsa World - Tulsa, Oklahoma Wednesday, June 16, 2004


JENKS -- Jay S. Henry, 81, Jenks Public Schools mechanic, died Monday. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, Regular Baptist Church, and graveside service 3 p.m. Thursday, Wetumka Cemetery, Wetumka. Hayhurst, Broken Arrow. Viewing at Regular Baptist Church.

The Jenks Journal - Jenks, Oklahoma Wednesday, Thursday, June 24, 2004

Services for J. S. "Jay" Henry, 81, of Jenks, were 10 a.m. Thursday, June 17, at Regular Baptist Church in Jenks. Pastor Troy Hayes officiated.

Burial followed at Wetumka Cemetery under the direction of Hayhurst Funeral Home.

Jay Henry was born March 28, 1923 at Wetumka, Okla., son of Alfred L. and Alberta (Crownover) Henry. He died Monday, June 14 at his home in Jenks.

Mr. Henry was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War II. He married Lucille Holden on Aug. 21, 1946 at Holdenville, Okla. They moved to Jenks in August of 1954. Lucille preceded him in death on Feb. 8, 2000.

J.S. was a mechanic supervisor for Jenks Public Schools for 26 years before retiring in 1987. He enjoyed fishing, repairing clocks and sewing machines and working for his church.

He was a member of Regular Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to the church, 11808 S. Elm, Jenks, OK 74037.

He is survived by two sons, Lonnie and his wife Mary Henry, Jenks, and Sam and wife Vicki Henry of Crosby, TX; one brother, Ray Henry of Port Hynemie, Calif.; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Dolly.

The Amarillo Globe-News - Amarillo, Texas Tuesday, June 1, 1999


MORTON - Shelton Penn "Jack" Burke, 91, died Saturday, May 29, 1999. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Danny Jackson, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Morton Memorial Cemetery by Ellis Funeral Home. Mr. Burke was born in Sapulpa, Okla. He moved from Quanah to Morton in 1926. He married Iva Mae Lackey in 1929 at Portales, N.M. She died in 1990. He served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of Morton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post. He was a heavy-machine operator for the city of Morton and Cochran County. Survivors include four sons, C.E. Stevens of Cranfills Gap, Kenneth Burke of Morton, Dewayne Burke of Sapulpa and Penn Tom Burke of Gainesville; nine grandchildren; 14 great- grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

The Baxter Bulletin - Mountain Home, Arkansas March 11, 2006


A graveside service for Marvin Stafford, 70, of Monkey Run will be 2 p.m. today at Pilgrim?s Rest Cemetery. Mr. Stafford died Wednesday, March 8, 2006. Arrangements are by Roller Funeral Home.

The Baxter Bulletin - Mountain Home, Arkansas January 20, 1972


Services were conducted last Thursday at the Whiteville Baptist Church for Ernest Franklin McMahon, 59, of Route 1, Gassville, who died Monday of last week at the Baxter General Hospital.

The son of Christopher C. McMahon and Lou Giller McMahon, he was born at West Plains, Mo., May 14, 1912, and was a lifetime resident of this area. He was single, and a member of the Pilgrim's Rest Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Agnes Roberts of Gassville and Mrs. Lucille Zirsczirschky of Clinton; a brother Bill Bridgeman of Union Mo.; several nieces and nephews.

Bro. Otha McCracken, a Baptist minister, officiated at the funeral service. Interment was in the Whiteville Cemetery under the direction of the McClure-Smith Service.

Pallbearers were Laurel Reed, Rex Reed, Johnnie Reed and Harvey Smith.

The Amarillo Globe - Amarillo, Texas Tuesday, July 15, 1947


Anglin Rites at 4 O'clock

Final rites for Walter Anglin, an employee of Lane Ice Cream Co., were scheduled at 4o'clock this afternoon in Blackburn-Shaw Memorial Chapel. Rev. Frank Godsoe, pastor of Central Baptist Church, was to officiate.

Named as pallbearers were Lonnie Lee, Lloyd Lee, Ogle Lemons, Curtis Pond, Randy Ray and Frank McCartey. Burial was scheduled in Llano Cemetery.

Amarillo Lodge No. 731, AF&AM was to conduct graveside Masonic services.

Mr. Anglin, 34 years old, had been a resident of Amarillo for five years. He moved here from Wheeler, where he was a member of the Masonic order.

He died yesterday afternoon in his home, 838 Lipscomb, apparently victim of a heart attack. He had been ill only a short tiem.

Surviving relatives include his widow, Mrs. Fay Anglin, a son, Raymond; a daughter, Betty Marie; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Anglin, 737 North Arthur; and three brothers, Clarence Anglin, Clovis, NM; Paul Anglin, Amarillo, and Leon Anglin, Albuquerque.

The Amarillo Globe - Amarillo, Texas March 21, 1956


James T. Anglin Dies at Age 70

James T. Anglin, 70, a retired farmer, died at 3 a.m. today at his home, 730 N. Arthur.

He had been a resident of Amarillo since 1943.

Mr. Anglin was bonr Sept. 16, 1885, Cassville, Ark.

He was a Baptist.

Arrangements for funeral services are pending with N. S. Griggs and Sons.

Mr. Anglin is survived by his wife, Mrs. Donna Anglin; three sons, Leon Anglin of Amarillo and Clarnece and Paul Anglin of Seminole, Okla; two sisters, Mrs. Maggie Cooper of Compton, Calif., and Mrs. Jessie Powell of Cassville; a brother Walter Anglin of Wheeler, 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The Press-Courier - Oxnard, CaliforniaJune 8, 1960


James Willard Stafford, 31, 3630 Pringle, San Diego, died Saturday at the Sand Diego Naval Hospital.

Mr. Stafford was born May 5, 1929, at Humansville, Mo. He had been stationed at the Port Huenme Naval Base.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Mildred Staffford, of San Diego; his mother, Mrs. Edna Stafford of Oxnard; his father Williard J. Stafford, of Dallas, Tex.; two brothers, Donald, of San Diego, and Larry, of Tulsa Okla; four sisters, Mrs. Betty Hume, of Garden Grove, Mrs. Wanda Fifield, Oxnard, Mrs. Genevie Barnes, of Tulsa, Okla, and Miss Linda Stafford, also of Oxnard; and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Belle Stafford, of Tulsa, Okla.

Funeral services are pending at Payton's Mortuary.

The News Press, The - Stillwater, OklahomaMarch 21, 2004)


Wilma Underwood Grace, 90, of Cushing died on Thursday March 18, 2004 at the Linwood Village Nursing Center in Cushing. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Sunset Memorial Gardens in Lawton.

Visitation will be on Sunday from 1 to 6:00 p.m. at the Palmer Funeral Home of Cushing.

Services will be under the direction of the Palmer Funeral Home of Cushing.

She was born January 23, 1914 in Drumright to Charlie and Millie Underwood. After graduating from the Drumright High School, she attended nursing school and became an LPN. She was married to Paul J. Grace on May 4, 1934 in Bristow.

They lived in Lawton until 1982 at which time they moved to Drumright and then later to Cushing.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Patricia; her brother, Delvin Underwood; her sister, Lela Rudell; and by her husband, Paul.

Survivors include two grandsons, Cliff Rose of Jefferson, Ga. and Mike Rose of Austin, Texas; two great-grandchildren, Audrey Ann Rose, Emily Kay Rose and their mother Debra Kay Rose of Newnan, Ga.; four sisters-in-laws, Lula Grace Martini of Philadelphia, Pa., Lela Grace Chambers of Sacramento, Calif., Darlene Grace and Loscille Grace, both of Cushing; one brother-in-law, Alec Grace of Cushing; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Oak Street Baptist Church, 1442 East Oak Street, Cushing, Oklahoma 74023.

Manteca Bulletin - CaliforniaJanuary 13, 2005


Laura I. Younger

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Lakewood Funeral Home for Laura I. Strawhorn Younger, 72, of Hughson. She died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005 at Brandel Manor in Turlock.

Born Sept. 11, 1932, Mrs. Younger was a native of Gramby, Mo., and lived in the Modesto and Hughson areas for 60 years. She was a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Public Accountants and California Foundation of Public Accounting. Mrs. Younger enjoyed painting.

She leaves behind her husband, Robert Younger of Hughson; two children, Roger Younger of Modesto and Laura Tornquist of Turlock; her mother, Laura Strawhorn of Marysville; two brothers, John Strawhorn of Marysville and Robert Strawhorn of Los Angeles; and four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Remembrances may be sent to the California State University Stanislaus Foundation, 801 W. Monte Vista Ave., Turlock, CA 95382.

The Post and Courier - Charleston, South CarolinaMay 17, 2004


Madge Carrington Carmick, 94, of Charleston, died on Wednesday, May 12, 2004, in a local hospital. Born on March 11, 1910, the daughter of the late George and Nancy Deatherage, she was the widow of George Carrington and Edward Carmick. Mrs. Carmick was a retried registered nurse, who also served in the United States Army during WWII, dedicating her life to taking care of others. She enjoyed quilting. She will be deeply missed by her nieces, Jeanette Keeran and Frances Henne. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 17, 2004, at Live Oak Memorial Gardens, Ashley River Road, Charleston. McALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, Downtown Chapel, is serving the Carmick family.

The Northwest Arkansas Times - Fayetteville, ArkansasNovember 28, 2007


Ronald Herbert Rose, 83, of Gassville, Ark., died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, at Hospice of the Ozarks in Mountain Home, Ark. He was born June 3, 1924, in Oakland, Ark.

He married Gladys Latonas on July 26, 1944, in Yellville, Ark. He had various occupations. He built trailers as the owner and operator of Rose Welding in Rogers, Ark., before retiring to Gassville. He attended the Assembly of God Church in Mammoth, Mo. He was an avid fisherman and traveled extensively.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Orin Rose and Hermas Deatherage; a nephew, Floyd Long; and two granddaughters, Stephanie Rose Tucker and Alaina Hearn Fudge.

Survivors include his wife, Gladys Rose; four sons, Ronald Wayne Rose and Steve Rose, both of Bentonville, Ark., David Rose of Fayetteville, Ark., and Joseph Rose of Olive, Okla.; four daughters, Mary Clubb of Newcastle, Okla., Linda Sallee of Mountain Home, Ark., Angelia Stone of Eagle Rock, Mo., and Julia Hearn of Waco, Texas; two sisters, Anna Kate Jarman of Gassville and Audry Long of Springfield, Mo.; a brother, Jerry Rose of Gassville; 30 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the Burns Funeral Home Chapel, 725 N. Panther Ave. in Yellville, Ark.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at the Burns Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Gale Wooten and the Rev. Randy Hearn. Burial will be at the Gassville Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Sallee, Gabe Sallee, Samuel Rose, Mike Rose, Brad Pepmiller and Adam Rose.

Lawton Constitution - Lawton, OklahomaJune 2, 2006


DUNCAN -- Funeral for Joe Bill Wisdom, 87, Duncan, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church West, Duncan, with the Rev. Randy Southerland officiating.

Mr. Wisdom died Wednesday, May 31, 2006, in Duncan.

Burial with military honors will be in Highland Cemetery, Lawton, under direction of Don Grantham Funeral Home, Duncan.

He was born Nov. 4, 1918, east of Loco, to William Elmer and Kadie P. Morgan Wisdom. He graduated from Loco High School and attended Cameron State Agricultural College and Oklahoma A&M. He entered the Marine Corps in 1940. He went overseas in March 1943 and served with the 5th Amphibian Tractor Battalion, 4th Marine Division in Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima during World War II. He was wounded in action in Saipan and Iwo Jima in 1944. His unit received two presidential citations for extraordinary heroism in action in Japan, Saipan and Tinian. He received a Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon with 3 battle stars and the Purple Heart. He was discharged in 1946. He married Dortha Maloney March 10, 1946, in Oklahoma City. She died Aug. 8, 1997. He retired from Halliburton Services in 1981 after 33 years. He became a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows in 1954 and served as past sovereign grand master and past grand master. He was a member of the Comanche Lodge. He was a charter member of New Hope Baptist Church West.

Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law: Nancy Wisdom, Duncan; and Kae Kae and Jeff Spivey, Rush Springs; a brother and sister-in-law, Ray and Paula Wisdom, Richland Hills, Texas; a sister, Paula Robards, Sherman, Texas; grandchildren: Clayton Haworth, Bobby and Maricel Wilson, Angie Spivey and Chris Spivey; two great-grandchildren: Erick Wade Wilson and Angelica Wilson; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, Larry; a daughter, Linda, a grandson, Erick; and two sisters: Reva Smith and Mildred Stokes.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation.

Condolences may be sent online to

Pauls Valley Daily Democrat - Pauls Valley, OklahomaOctober 5, 2006


Clyde Vernon Collis, an exemplary man, died Tuesday, October 3 at 2:50 a.m., after a long and happy life. Clyde, 91, was born on May 12, 1915, in Holdenville, Oklahoma, to Pearl and Frank Collis. He was the eldest of eight children.

Clyde was an outstanding athlete at Holdenville High School, lettering in football, basketball, wrestling, and track. He was honored with the fourth annual Purple H Award, given annually to the school?s most outstanding athlete. Clyde was recruited by Washington University and Oklahoma State University at offensive tackle, and attended Oklahoma State.

Clyde began his work career with AMOCO Oil Company in 1936. He worked for AMOCO for 42 years as a gang foreman, and head roustabout in Fitztown, Oklahoma, Pine Island, Louisiana, and in Plainville, Turkville and Russell, Kansas.

Clyde spent his last 18 working years in Woodward, OK, as head mechanic at the AMOCO Depropanizing Plant. He retired from AMOCO in 1979.

Clyde was a kind, compassionate man and spent his retired years caring for several special friends, Mr. Fithian, his neighbor, in particular. His servant?s heart continues to be an inspiration for his family and friends.

Clyde married his high school sweetheart, Millie Ellener Lorene Chamblin in 1936. They were devoted to each other for 58 years, until her death in 1994. Clyde and Lorene were also devoted to their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Church activities were the center of their social life, and they especially enjoyed their friends and experiences at First Baptist Church of Woodward, where Clyde served as a Deacon.

Clyde was blessed in love for the second time when he met and married Leta Crouch in 1997. They spent 11 months together before her untimely death in 1998. He remained close with her extended family and considered them a blessing in his life.

In 2002, Clyde moved to Pauls Valley and had a rich and full life in his new home. He joined Trinity Baptist Church and became a faithful member. He was warmly welcomed there, and became a favorite of the members of this wonderful church.

Throughout his life, Clyde was known for his friendly and accepting manner. His sense of humor brought fun and sunshine into the lives of friends and family. He was an uplifting and inspiring person to know and had a special relationship with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Clyde and Lorene were blessed with a close family. Clyde leaves a legacy of children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He is survived by three children: daughter, Beverly Kay Mayhew and husband, Darrell of Pauls Valley; son, Donald David Collis and wife, Margaret of Austin, Texas; daughter, Deborah Chris Anderson and husband Dave of Houston, Texas. Five grandchildren: Creig Allen Mayhew and wife, Mary; Tammy Mayhew Hiss and husband, Duane; David Tanner Collis, Christopher Leighton Collis, and Sarah Ann Frankenfield and husband, Rodney Beaver. He leaves five great-grandchildren: Amanda Marie Hiss, Megan Ashley Hiss, Taylor Renee Hiss, Stephanie Tykana Mayhew, and Clinton Austin Mayhew.

Clyde is also survived by brother, Bill Collis and wife, Claudia of Virginia, and sister, Glenda Collis Smith and husband, Darrell of Holdenville.

He is preceded in death by six siblings: Rita Fern Tanner, Wanda Williamson, Venita Welborn, Lorene Wall, and Allene Collis.

Funeral services will be held Friday, October 6, 2006 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Baptist Church in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, officiated by Bro. Tim Bowen.

Graveside service and interment will be at 10:30 a.m. in the Elmwood Cemetery under the direction of Stufflebean-Coffey Funeral Home. Clyde will be buried with Lorene in Woodward, Oklahoma. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Baptist Church in Pauls Valley.

The Baxter Bulletin - Mountain Home, Arkansas November 21, 2006


Walter A. Campbell passed away Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006, at Hospice of the Ozarks Hospice House. He was born Feb. 16, 1919, at Elizabeth to William B. and Nancy E. Calloway Campbell. Walter served in the U.S. Army in World War II as an infantryman in the Aleutian Campaign. He was a member of Ozark V.F.W. Post #3246, the National Rifle Association, Mountain Home Masonic Lodge #225 and the Church of Christ.

He and Lenora Rice were married on April 1, 1949, in Mountain Home. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting deer, raccoon and turkey. He was a retired builder, cattle farmer and beekeeper.

He is survived by his wife, Lenora Campbell of the home; two sons: Thomas Campbell and wife, Judy of Fayetteville and Allen Campbell and wife, Jammie of Mountain Home; three sisters: Willene Lindsey of Calico Rock, Hazel Laws of Anaheim, Calif., and Hester Johnson of Mountain Home; two grandchildren: Matthew and Cherie; two step-grandchildren: Marjorie and John; two great-grandsons: Christian and Zachary; three step-great-grandsons: Blake, Austin and Owen; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and granddaughter, Sarah Campbell.

Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Roller Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m. A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Roller Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Charles Howard officiating. Interment will follow in Mountain Home Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Calvin Walker, Curtis Williams, Rudell Carpenter, Darrell Newberry, L.A. Lindsey and Alton Rush. Honorary pallbearers are L.J., Joe Bill and Neal Campbell, Darrell Willard, Leroy Hammock, William Lindsey, Shane Rice, Kent Smith, Joey Vincent, Jerry Henderson and Arthur Mata.

The Baxter Bulletin - Mountain Home, Arkansas November 7, 2006


Emmette Wayne Rogers, a 73-year-old longtime resident of Burley, Idaho, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006, at Shea Residential in Phoenix, where he moved in January 2006.

He was born April 27, 1933, in Mountain Home, the son of Ara Orville and Sarah Rice Rogers.

He is survived by one son, Mike Rogers and wife, Laura, of Phoenix; two granddaughters, Jessica and Lorre Rogers and their mother, Diane Raby-Rogers, all of Phoenix; one sister, Laverne Smith of Mountain Home; two brothers, Floyd Rogers of Camp and Clyde Rogers of Midway; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Virginia; his parents; and four brothers, Bill, Claude, Jim and Roy.

The South Idaho Press - Burley, Idaho October 28, 2006

Emmette Wayne Rogers, a 73-year-old longtime resident of Burley, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2006, at Shea Residential in Phoenix, Arizona, where he moved to in January 2006.

He was born April 27, 1933, in Mountain Home, Ark., the son of Ara Orville and Sarah Rice Rogers. He received his education in Eden. Upon completion, he enlisted in the United States Navy in 1951. Upon returning from the Korean conflict, he married Virginia Lawhorn on Nov. 28, 1955, in Twin Falls.

Wayne was an extremely giving and charitable person. He spent countless hours serving family, church and community. He was a member of the Free Masons, B.P.O.E., Eastern Star and the El Kora Shrine. He was an active member of the Burley First Christian Church, and was also active with the Big Sky Athletic Conference.

He retired from Gem International after working more than 25 years as a parts and service manager. After retiring, he worked for Minico Auto Parts for several more years until 2001. For the next few years he enjoyed friends, sports and family.

He is survived by one son, Mike Rogers and his wife, Laura of Phoenix, Arizona; two granddaughters, Jessica and Lorre Rogers, and their mother, Diane Raby-Rogers of Phoenix, Arizona; one sister, Laverne Smith of Mountain Home, Arkansas; two brothers, Floyd Rogers of Camp, Arkansas, and Clyde Rogers of Midway, Arkansas; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Virginia; his parents; and four brothers, Bill, Claude, Jim and Roy.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30, 2006, at Rasmussen Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., Burley, with the Rev. Darcey Gritzmacher officiating. Burial will be in Paul Cemetery with military rites accorded by the Mini-Cassia Veterans.

Friends may call from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday, and one hour prior to the service on Monday at Rasmussen Funeral Home.

The Times Record News - Wichita Falls, Texas September 4, 2008


JACKSBORO — Gilbert Lovett, 80, of Jacksboro died Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, in Jacksboro.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Coker Funeral Home Chapel with Eugene Weldon officiating. Burial will be at noon Friday in Nocona Cemetery, Nocona, under the direction of Coker Funeral Home, Jacksboro.

Mr. Lovett was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and was self-employed.

Survivors include wife, Vernell Lovett of Jacksboro; daughter, Sandra Martin of Alexandria, La.; son, Gary Lovett of Midland, Texas; sister, Ruth Scott of Wichita Falls; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The Fresno Bee - Fresno, California February 24, 2004


Jan. 20, 1941 -- Feb. 20, 2004

Jerry Wayne Wall, 63, of Modesto died Friday at Memorial Medical Center.

Mr. Wall was a native of Oil Center, Okla., and had lived in Modesto since 1962. He was a welder for 20 years at Stockton Steel. He enjoyed cooking, golf, bowling, travel and slot games.

He is survived by his ex-wife, Mary Alice Wall of Modesto; children, Ellen Hinshaw, Dalora Wall, Paul Wall and Paula Corcoran Wall, all of Modesto; father, Herman Wallace Wall of Modesto; brothers, Jimmy Wallace Wall of Manteca and Benny Monroe Wall of Stockton; sister, Sue Carol Sneed of St. George, Utah; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mabel Lorene Collis Wall.

Northwest Arkansas Timese - Arkansas December 2, 1968


Homer Monroe Hammack, 71, a resident of Corona, Calif. since his retirement from the Veterans Hospital here, died in a local hospital Friday. Born August 17, 1897 at Mountain Home, Ark., the son of Robert H. and Lena Kasinger Hammack, he was a retired civil service employee and a welding contractor, a member of the Christian Church and a veteran of World War I.

He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Rosetta Hammack of the home; four daughters, Mrs. Francis Phipps of Fayetteville, Mrs. June LaSalle of New Orleans, La., Mrs. Bonnic Koch of La Habra, Calif and Mrs. Virginia Larkin of Broken Arrow, Okla.; a brother Earl T. Hammack of Torrence, Calif.; four sisters, Mrs. Fay White of Muskogee, Okla., Mrs. Pearl Van Tuvley of Shawnee, Okla., Mrs. Lena Capps of Banning, Calif., and Mrs. Maye Gaines of Roswell, N.M.; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in Moore's Chapel with graveside services and burial at 3 p.m. at Greenhill Cemetery in Muskogee.

Yakima Herald-Republic - Yakima, WashingtonApril 13, 2007


SELAH - Lola Thelma Allen passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2007 at Selah Convalescent. She lived at Orchard Park retirement residence in Yakima for 15 years. She was 90 years old.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday April 14, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at Juniper Haven Cemetery in Prineville, Oregon.

Lola was born in Three Brothers, Arkansas on Easter Day April 24, 1916 to George and Jeanette Deatherage. She attended schools in Arkansas. On February 6, 1940 in Missouri she married Riley D. Allen.

Lola enjoyed spending time with her family. She also loved crocheting, and growing tomatoes.

Lola is survived by one son Dr. Riley L. (Becky) Allen of Prineville, Oregon, and one daughter Kay (Pete) Briles of Selah, Washington. Three grandchildren Darcie (Mike) Hanratty of Selah, Washington, Lara (Scott) Polen of Prineville, Oregon, and Kelley St. Aubin of Selah, Washington. Nine great-grandchildren Trent Allen, Courtney Allen, Justin St. Aubin, Cheyenne St. Aubin, Hunter Hanratty, Hollie Hanratty, Reece Polen, Jackson Polen, and Quinn Riley Polen.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband Riley Allen, and by one grandson Todd Allen. Numerous brothers and sisters.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association 380 SE Spokane St. Suite 110 Portland, OR 97202.

Arrangements are in the care of the Prineville Funeral Home.

The Baxter Bulletin - Mountain Home, Arkansas November 24, 2005


BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. ? Kenneth Charles Doak, 70, of Vale, S.D., died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005, at New Dawn Center at Vale.

Visitation was noon-8 p.m. Nov. 15 at Kline Funeral Home Chapel in Belle Fourche. A graveside service was 2 p.m. Nov. 16 at Black Hills National Cemetery at Sturgis, S.D., with military honors by the Sturgis Honor Guard.

Kenneth was born March 10, 1935, in Mountain Home to William Akin Doak and Alpha Irene (Green) Doak. He attended Mountain Home Public Schools. He entered the U.S. Navy March 14, 1957, and was honorably discharged March 10, 1961. He was a former heavy equipment operator and ranch hand in Nebraska. Kenneth enjoyed nature and the outdoors and had a love for horses.

He is survived by two sisters, Helen Mead and husband, Bob, of Cabool, Mo., and Pat Casebolt and husband, Bill, of Mountain Home; one brother, Paul Doak of Mountain Home; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Thelma I. Hammack.

The Examiner - Independence, Missouri January 19, 2005


Alma Althea Patterson, 88, passed away Friday, Jan. 14, 2005, at her home surrounded by her family.

Alma was born in Gassville, Ark., on Aug. 30, 1916, to J.W. and Mary Hammack. She was one of five sisters and four brothers, all of whom preceded her in death. Alma was a faithful member of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Independence, Mo.

Alma is survived by her husband, Leslie Patterson; her loving daughter, Mary Lou Herbst and husband, Nick; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Alma was much loved and will be missed by a host of family and friends. "Bon voyage, Mimi."

Her wishes were to be cremated. Burial will be at a later date in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Mo. Arrangements are under the direction of Buck Ashcraft Funeral home, Harlingen, Texas.

The Ada Evening News - Ada Oklahoma September 4, 2004


ADA Services for Glen D. Deatherage, 83, Ada, are noon Friday at Criswell Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. Tony Buck will officiate. Burial will follow at Lightning Ridge Cemetery. The Chickasaw Honor Guard will conduct military honors at the cemetery.

Mr. Deatherage died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004, at a local hospital. He was born March 16, 1921, in Ada to Elzora and Laura Luttrell Deatherage. He lived in this area all his life and attended Vanoss schools.

He married Amanda Perry in 1948. She died in April 3, 1994. He was a farmer and later was an employee with Evergreen Mill until his retirement in 1974. He was of the Baptist faith.

Mr. Deatherage served in the U. S. Army during World War II in the Saipan Islands. He was honorably discharged as a mess sergeant and staff sergeant for the 148th General Hospital. He received the APT Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Ribbon and Meritorius Unit Award.

Survivors include three sons, Monte Deatherage and his wife Cindy, Ada, Robert Deatherage, Temple, and B. J. Perry, Little Axe ; one sister, Thelma Ludecke, Gentry, Ark.; nine grandchildren, Shannon Deatherage, Ada, Jeremy Deatherage, Stonewall, Tim Deatherage, Stonewall, Teresa Perry, Ada, Reba Hamilton, Ada, Glennie Perry, Ada, Billy Phillips, San Francisco, Calif., Denise Guinta, New Jersey, and Gina Guinta, New Jersey; and numerous great- grandchildren.

He was preceded in death in 1986 by a son, Edward Deatherage, in 1993 by a daughter, Beverly Escue, and in 2004 by a grandson, Kevin Deatherage.

Bearers will be Tim Deatherage, Jeremy Deatherage, Mark Johnson, David Daniels, Richard Byrd and Morris Cane.

Mt. Echo Newspaper - Arkansas September 17, 2000


Arthur C. Deatherage, 77, of Gassville, passed away Sept 17, 2000, at Kankakee, IL. He was born on December 22, 1922 at Oakland, AR, the son of Arthur and Edith (Rea) Deatherage. Mr. Deatherage was employed by Gould Battery of Kankakee prior to retirement. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling and golfing. He was a veteran having served in the United States Navy during World War II. Mr. Deatherage is survived by two nephews, Duane Deatherage and his wife Michele of Kankakee, IL, and Wayne Deatherage and his wife Vicky of Kankakee, IL; and several other nieces and nephews. He is survived locally by his cousins, Jerry Rose and his wife Jeanette of Gassville, and Ann Jarmas of Gassville. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Blaine Deatherage. Visitation was held Sep 20, 6 to 8 p.m. at Burns Funeral Home. Graveside services were held Sept 21, at 11 a.m. at Fairview Cemetery in Flippin with Paul Huskey officiating.

Jonesboro Sun - Jonesboro, Arkansas September 11, 2007


John Willard Deatherage, 75 of Gasville passed away Saturday, Sep 8, 2007, in Gassville Nursing Center.

He was born March 21, 1932 in Cotter to the late John Albert and Willie Bernice Trimble Deatherage. He was a retired automotive mechanic.

Mr. Deatherage married Cora Lee Kirkland on Dec 7, 1954, at Mountain Home. She preceded him in death on Dec. 16, 2003. He was also preceded in death by a stepmother, Regina Deatherage.

Mr. Deatherage is survived by two sons, Dennis Deatherage of Ozark and Grant Deatherage of Marshall; two daughters, Darlene Clark of Flippin and Susan Armstrong of Paragould; one sister, Laverne Allen of Gassville; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A memorial gathering of family and friends will be held from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept 13, in Roller Funeral Home Chapel of Mountain Home. Interment will be private.

The Ledger - Lakeland, Florida October 20, 2004


Mr. John Henry Deatherage of Lake Wales died of injuries sustained in an auto accident Monday October 18, 2004 at Winter Haven Hospital. He was 58.

Born in Tucumcari, N.M. on Dec 10, 1945, he came to Lake Wales from Arkansas in 1989. He was a self-employed welder.

Mr. Deatherage is survived by his wife, Glenda Deatherage; son, Tony Deatherage, Lake Wales; daughters Royal Sullivan, Lake Wales, Leash Fradenburg Eagle Lake; brother, Lecil Morrilton Deatherage, Jr., Lorida; eight grandchildren.

The Morning News - Springdale, Arkansas June 6, 2008


GENTRY - Thelma Deatherage Luedecke, 95, of Gentry died June 3, 2008, at Siloam Springs Nursing and Rehab. She was born Oct. 9, 1912, in Pontotoc County, Okla., to Elzora W. and Laura Ann Luttrell Deatherage.

She moved to Northwest Arkansas in 1960 from Texas. She was a professional chef and a member of the Church of Christ in Springtown.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur O. Luedecke, and a son, Arthur Otto Luedecke Jr.

Survivors include a son, Jim Luedecke of Centerton; two daughters, Irene Weldon and Kathy Honson, both of Gentry; 18 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren and 45 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Wasson Funeral Home in Siloam Springs, online at

A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Springtown Cemetery. Keith Harper and Paul Jeffus will officiate.

Ada Weekly News - Ada, Oklahoma February 11, 1954



We were shocked and made sad by the sudden death of a very dear friend, Mr. Elzora W. Deatherage Sr.

The Deatherages had attended church services Sunday morning and had just returned home when he suffered a fatal hear attack.

Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Prudence Deatherage of the home; sons Everett of Texas, McKinley of Wilson, Ben of Texas, Glenn of Pickett, and E. W. Jr. of Oklahoma City.

Daughters, Mrs. Nola MOrgan of Mountain View, Mrs. Cecil Weldon, Mrs. Thelma Leudeke of Texas, Mrs. Tressie Simmons of Mountain View. There were also a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

Ada Evening News - Ada, Oklahoma March 26, 2004


WEWOKA - Services for Kevin Floyd Deatherage, 33, Wewoka, formerly of Ada, are 2 p.m. Friday at High Hill Baptist Church, Ada, the Rev. Curt Rogers officiating. Burial follows at High Hill Cemetery, Ada.

Mr. Deatherage died March 16, 2004, at Konawa. He was born Aug. 8, 1970, at Ada to Beverly Ann Deatherage.

He attended Ada schools and moved to Wewoka from Ada a few years ago. He was an oil-field worker.

He married Dana Ellis in l994 at Lindsay.

Mr. Deatherage was preceded in death by his mother, Beverly Ann Escue, in 1993; a grandmother, Amanda Perry Deatherage, in 1994; and an uncle, Edward Deatherage, in 1996.

Survivors include two daughters, Tosha Deatherage and Casey Deatherage, both of Wewoka; the mother of the children, Dana Deatherage, Oklahoma City; a stepson, Bobby Malone, Allen; a brother, Billy Lloyd Phillips, San Francisco, Calif., three uncles, Monte Deatherage and wife Cindy, Ada, Robert Deatherage, Temple, and B. J. Perry, Little Axe; and grandfather, Glen Deatherage, Sulphur.

Bearers are Duane Estes, Kyle Goodman, Richard Byrd, Roger Byrd, Tim Deatherage and J. D. Deatherage.

Paragould Daily Press - Paragould, Arkansas July 23, 2004


Myrene Louise Cordell Cooper, 89, of Schugtown, died Wednesday, July 21st, at her residence.

She was born February 27, 1915, in Canton, Texas. Mrs. Cooper was a homemaker and a member of Trinity Missionary Baptist Church in Dixie, Arkansas.

Survivors include three sons, Kenneth Cooper of Jonesboro, Wayne Cooper and David Cooper, both of Schugtown, eight daughters, Bruxie Myshka and Loretta Allen, both of Jonesboro, Dianne Allen of Brookland, Emma Dell Danley, Sharon Hollis, Debbie Cooper and Charlotte King, all of Paragould, and Imogene Curtis of Kimberling City, Missouri. She is also survived by one sister, Dorothy Jackson of Fort Myers, Florida; twenty-two grandchildren; twenty-nine great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; and several step grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin Harvey "Red" Cooper; her parents, Roy Vernon Cordell and Emma Woolbright Cordell; two sons, Tommy Vernon And Larry Don Cooper; one grandson, Jonathan Cooper; three sisters and three brothers.

Visitation will be from 6:00-9:00 p.m., Thursday, at Mitchell Funeral Home, Paragould

The Herald-Leader - Arkansas November 12, 2008


Prairie Grove

Norma Rodena Cooper, 74, of Prairie Grove, who died Saturday, will be at 11 a. m. Thursday at Brashears Funeral Home in Huntsville. She was born July 14, 1934, in Alpena to Willie and Bertha Neff Williams. Survivors include husband Vernon R. Cooper of Prairie Grove; daughter Pamela Rae Cooper Allen of Fayetteville; brothers Jimmy R. Williams of Fayetteville, Billy Williams of Sonora, Calif., and Wayne Williams of Olympia, Wash.; a grandson. Burial: Fayetteville National Cemetery.

The Courier - Russellville Arkansas September 3, 2006


DANVILLE -- O.D. Cooper, 64, of Danville died Friday, Sept. 1, 2006, at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville.

Born Nov. 1, 1941, in Pampa, Texas, to the late Samuel and Dorothy Hallet Cooper, he was a member of the Trinity House of Prayer. He was preceded in death by a son, Orville Duane Cooper, Jr.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Ann McClure Cooper; two sons, Stephen Cooper and wife Cathy of Danville, Michael Cooper of South Haven, Miss.; granddaughter, Jessica Cooper of Danville; brother, Vernon Cooper of Kentucky; sisters, Nancy Mathis of Illinois, and Loretta Chrestman of New Mexico.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Trinity House of Prayer with the Rev. Eva Houston and the Rev. Eddie Morton officiating. Burial will be in Earl Ladd Cemetery by Cornwell Funeral Home in Danville. Visitation will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.

Ukiah Daily Journal in Ukiah California December 30, 1986


Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec 31, at the Bible Baptist Church in Ukiah for Olen M. Cooper, 75, who died Dec. 28 in a Ukiah hospital.

The Rev. Jim Bailey will officiate. Inurnment will be at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, under the direction of Eversole Mortuary.

A retired food supervisor for the Mendocino County Jail, Cooper was born Mary 25, 1913, at Wister, Okla. He came to California at the age of 30 and resided in this community for 40 years.

He is survived by his wife, Lennie Cooper of Ukiah; six children, Barbara Young of Rio Linda, Brenda Walker of Willits, John Cooper of Cobb Mountain, Beverly Smith of Sacramento, and Jerry and Debbie Cooper of Ukiah; 13 grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Also surviving are two brothers, Roy Cooper of North Hollywood and Troy Cooper of Jacksboro, Tex.; two sisters, Luna Taylor of Jacksboro and Ethel McCurry of Tishamingo, Okla. Two nephews surviving are Kenneth Cooper of Stockton and Don Cooper of Idabell, Okla.

Ukiah Daily Journal in Ukiah California May 25, 1998


A memorial for Lennie C. Cooper will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Church of the Nazarene.

Mrs. Cooper died Sunday, Sept. 20, 1998. She was 79.

Born Jan. 25, 1919, in Oklahoma, she was last employed for 25 years as a cook for Mendocino County Hospital. She loved to cook and loved family gatherings.

Mrs. Cooper is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Barbara and Lee Jamison of Central Point, Ore., and Brenda and Cliff Walker of Willits; sons John Cooper of Cobb and Jerry Cooper of Willits; daughters Beverly Smith of Santa Rosa and Deborah Cooper of Missouri; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her son, Lyndel Cooper, in 1984; and by a brother, A. Z. Collier.

Arrangements are under the direction of Anker-Lucier Mortuary.

Ukiah Daily Journal in Ukiah California September 22, 1984


Hopland man killed in traffic accident

A 30-year-old Hopland man died last night when he missed a curve on East Side Road south of Talmage was ejected from his car, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The CHP said that at about 11:45 p.m. Lyndel Olen Cooper was driving south at excessive speed when he entered a left-hand curve about 1.9 miles south of Fern Canyon Drive.

The car ran off the road, rolled several times and ejected Cooper, who the CHP said was not wearing a seat belt.

Cooper was traveling alone, the CHP said.

He was pronounced dead on arrival at Ukiah General Hospital.

Bo Cooper, of Hopland, died May 23, 1984, in Ukiah. He was 30.

The native of Scotia, Calif., spent most of his life in Ukiah.

He is survived by his wife, Renee Cooper, and children, Christopher and Amada, all of Hopland; brothers John, of Cobb, Calif., and Jerry of Willits; sisters Barbara Young, of Sacramento; Brenda Walker, of Willits; and Beverly Smith and Debbie Carson, both of Ukiah; parents, Lennie and Olen Cooper, of Ukiah and mother- and father-in-law, Ann and Frank Cuff, of Ukiah.

Funeral services are scheduled for May 29 at 11 a.m. graveside at Ukiah Cemetery. Friends may call at Zimmerman Mortuary until time of service.

Garr Funeral Service Site


Memphis, Indiana
Reba Gail Colley,64, passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at Norton Hospital in Louisville, KY. Reba was born to Odell and Ethel McCurry in Atoka County Oklahoma on October 28, 1950. She was an educator for Purdue University, a 28-year member of the First Baptist Church in Sellersburg, IN. and a graduate of Indiana University. Reba was known by all for her efforts in teaching and helping others. She will be missed dearly. Reba was preceded in death by both of her parents and her brother, Wendell McCurry.
Surviving are:
Husband: of 44 years Jack Colley- Memphis, IN.
Son: Case (Amanda) Colley- Floyds Knobs, IN.
Daughters: Carmen (Jeff) Stieringer- Grand Island, NY.
Jacki (Ron) Reeves- Pottsboro, TX.
Brothers: Bradford (Pat) McCurry- Ft. Worth, TX.
Larry (Beverly) McCurry- Lewisville, TX.
Jerry McCurry- Wapanucka, OK.
Sister-in-law: Karen McCurry- Carson City, NV.
Grandchildren: Jack, C.J., Adrianne, Kaitlyn, Jamie, Colin, and Chase
Funeral services will be held 10AM Saturday at the Garr Funeral Home in Sellersburg with burial to follow at Bowery Cemetery in Memphis, IN. Visitation will be on Friday from 4 to 8PM and on Saturday from 9 until time of service. In Lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions to be made to the First Baptist Church in Reba’s memory. 7912 Highway 311, Sellersburg, IN.

Whitesboro News Record in Whitesboro, Texas April 27, 1967
Rites to Be Friday for Mrs. L. T. Cooper
Mrs. L. T. Cooper, 65 years old, died at 6 o'clock Wednesday morning in a Sherman hospital.
The family home is on Route 2, Whitesboro.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon from the Richards-Beck Funeral Home chapel. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. H. D. Freeman, the Rev. A. W. Blaine of Sherman, and the Rev. Eddie Vessels of Pottsboro.
Burial will be in the Whitesboro cemetery.
Mrs. Cooper is the former Miss Viola M. Gunter, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Gunter.
She was married November 21, 1916, to L. T. Cooper.
She was a member of the Baptist church.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Bryan Bingham of Denison, Mrs. J. C. Igon, of Vernon, and Mrs. Gilbert Shur of Vernon.
Other survivors include two sisters, Mrs. H. C. Hale of Elk City, Okla. and Mrs. D. D. Mathews of Vernon, and one brother Jess Gunter of Whitesboro.
Also surviving are seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Whitesboro News Record March 19, 1981
Lloyd T. Cooper
Lloyd T. Cooper, 82, of Vernon, a former resident of Whitesboro, died Tuesday, March 17, 1981, in Wichita Falls. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 19, at 10:00 a.m. at the Sullivan Funeral Chapel in Vernon.
the Rev. Benny Kilgo, staff minister of the First Baptist Church in Vernon, will conduct the services.
Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. at the Whitesboro Cemetery and will be conducted by Rev. A. W. Glaine, Baptist minister, of Collinsville.
Mr. Cooper wa a salesman. He was born on August 20, 1898, in Mountain View, Ark., the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Cooper. He married Viola Gunter who preceded him in death on April 26, 1967. He married Bernice Martin in Vernon.
He was an ordained minister and member of Brutner Bible Class.
Survivors include: his wife, Bernice Cooper of Vernon; two daughters, Mrs. J. C. Igou and Mrs. Gilbert Schur, both of Vernon; three stepdaughters mrs. John H. Porter of Rogers, Ky., Mrs. Howard Chisum of Albuquerque, N.M., and Kathryn Rector of Vernon; seven grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren and eight step-grandchildren.

Baxter Bulletin - Mountain Home, Arkansas - April 6, 1923

Alice Celia Crane Cooper

Mrs. A. C. Cooper, 74 years old, and a pioneer of Baxter County, died Sunday morning and was buried at the Cooper cemetery Tuesday. Several grown sons and daughters survive her, County Treasurer, J.E.L. Cooper of this place, is one of the surviving sons.

Baxter Bulletin - Mountain Home, Arkansas - September 30, 1976

James Monroe Randall Jr.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Roller Chapel for James Monroe Randall of Mountain Home.

Mr. Randall, 71, died Tuesday at Baxter General Hospital. A retired farmer and cattleman, he was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mountain Home. The son of the late James Monroe Randall and Matilda Henry Randall, he was born June 15, 1905, at Wagoner, Okla., and lived in this county most of his life. On June 21, 1924, he was married to the former Audrey Cooper.

Survivors include his wife, of Mountain Home; a son, Kenneth, with the U.S. Air Force stationed in Wichita Falls,Tex.; two daughters Wilma Christy of Yuba City, Calif., and Tillie Hawkins of Springfield Mo.; two sisters Beulah Walker of Kansas City, Mo., and Ora Boatman of Coweta, Okla; 10 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. A son, two brothers and a sister are deceased.

Dr. Kenneth Thread, pastor of the First Baptist Church, will officiate at today’s service. Interment will be in the Conley Cemetery, north of here, under the direction of the Roller Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Ken Wilkins, Bud Stone, Ed Pinkston, Bill Wiserman, Sam, Powell, Orville McGuire, Ralph Howard, Roland Hamilton, Melvin Haney, Allen Bevan and Dick Walker

Baxter Bulletin - Mountain Home, Arkansas - May 23, 1902

Andrew Jackson Cooper

Jackson Cooper died at the residence of his father in Independence township at 5 o’clock Wednesday morning, May 21. We have not learned the disease only that he had been sick a long time. Deceased was a deputy under Sheriff Hudson, and made a faithful and efficient officer. He was about 25 years old.

Baxter Bulletin - Mountain Home, Arkansas - May 25, 1941

George Robert Deatherage

Funeral services for George R. Deatherage who died at his home in Noble, Mo., Tuesday, were held at Three Brothers Wednesday afternoon conducted by the Rev. Joe Deatherage and under the direction of Adams Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife and the following children: Elmer of Benton, Ark., Willie of California, Mrs. Cleve Baker of Three Brothers, Mrs. George Carrington of Atlanta, Ga., Orvil, Russell, Mark, Paul, Gladys and Mrs. Riley Allen of Noble. He was born in 1876 in this county, a member of one of the pioneer families, and made his home here until 1936 when he moved to Noble. He was a prominent stock raiser of the Three Brothers section.

Baxter Bulletin - Mountain Home, Arkansas - May 18, 1995

Audrey L. Randall, 89, of Yuba City, Calif.

Audrey L. Randall, 89, of Yuba City, Calif., formerly of Mountain Home, died Tuesday (May 16, 1995) at Marysville, Calif.

Mrs. Randall had lived at Yuba City since 1989. She was born Feb. 17, 1906, at Midway and had retired as a sales clerk.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Roller Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. James Hoffpauir officiating. An Eastern Star service will follow funeral services in the Roller Chapel with Mountain Home Chapter #227, O.E.S. officiating.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at Roller Funeral Home Chapel with the family receiving friends from1 to 2 p.m.

Burial will be at Conley Cemetery.

Mrs. Randall was a charter member of the Mountain Home Baptist Church and a member of the Mountain Home Chapter #277, Order of the Easter Star.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Julie J. Payne Cooper; her husband James M. Randall; her son, James Randall Jr.; one brother and five sisters.

She is survived by one son, Kenneth Randall, Amarillo, Texas; two daughters, Wilma Christy of Yuba City, Calif. And Tillie Mae Hawkins of Springfield, Mo; a sister, Hazel Haney of Mountain Home; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Kansas City Kansasan - Kansas City, Kansas - September 11, 1985

Emmett Rice
Graveside services for Emmett H. Rice, 73, of Kansas City, Kansas will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Leavenworth National Cemetery.
Mr. Rice died Sunday at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and had lived in the Kansas City Area since 1968. He worked for the International Harvesters’ Co before he retired.
Mr. Rice was a Baptist and Army Veteran of World War II.
Surviving are a daughter Mrs. Emmett Jean Shields, Kansas City, Kansas; a brother Melvin Braceley, Kensett, Arkansas and 3 grandsons.

Wichita Beacon - Wichita, Kansas - March 21, 1968

Mrs. Maude E. Haley, 74, of 1410 S. Hydraulic died Wednesday. Services will be arranged by Downing East Mortuary.

Wichita Eagle 3/21/1968
Mrs. Maude E. Haley
Mrs. Maude Ellen Haley, 74, of 1410 S. Hydraulic died Wednesday.
Born in Gassville, Arkansas, she came to Wichita 25 years ago.
Survivors include two sons Ralph, Emporia, Kan. And Redus, Gassville; six daughters Mrs. Loretta Storie, Wichita; Mrs. Pascel Moore, Merced, California; Mrs. Edgar Marler, San Diego, California; Mrs. Buck Mooney, Chickasha, Oklahoma; and Mrs. Arthur Smith, Batesville, Arkansas and a sister Mrs. Jeffe Crownover, Wichita
Downing Mortuary East has charge.

The Southwest Daily Times - Liberal Kansas – 10/21/1985

Blanche E. Ingland
Mrs. Blanche E. Ingland, 62, 506 N. Webster, died Sunday morning, October 20, 1985 at Southwest Medical Center following a long illness.
Born February 21, 1923 at Holdenville, Oklahoma, she married Harvey Ingland July 29, 1939 at Clayton, New Mexico.
She was a member of the Trinity Friend Church, Order of the Easter Star, Beaucourt, Rebekahs & Sunshine Circle Club all of Liberal.
She was a lifetime Liberal resident and a private nurse for a number of years.
Survivors include her husband of the home; two sons, Richard of Bucklin; James of Liberal; one daughter Mrs. Leon (Loree) Stegman, Liberal; brother Keith Norris, Dumas, TX; two sisters Mrs. Rowland (Nadine) Redinger and Mrs. Lamont (Nila) Showalter, both of Hutchinson; 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son Harvey in 1966.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 pm Tuesday from the Miller Chapel by Rev Emery Hunt. Burial will be the Liberal Cemetery with Order of the Eastern Star rites.
Friends may call from 4-9 pm today and 8 am until service time Tuesday at Miller Mortuary

Hutchinson News - Hutchinson, Kansas – Tuesday November 17, 1981

Mrs. Harriet A. E. Norris
Mrs. Harriet A. E. Norris, 81, 515 North Plum, died Monday at Hutchinson Hospital following a long disease.

She was a resident of Hutchinson since 1940. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Acacia Chapter No. 37, OES, Rebekah’s Lodge.

Survivors: son Keith, Dumas, Texas; daughters Mrs. Nila Showalter of the home, Mrs. Blanche Ingland, Liberal; Mrs. Nadine Redinger, 1603 Cochran; sister Bess Roberts, Holdenville, Oklahoma; 20 grandchildren and 47 great grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Elliott Chapel, the Rev. Melvin Walter. Burial with Eastern Star graveside rites will be at Fairlawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel. Memorials to the church.

Newon Kansan - Newton Kansas - July 13, 1977

Lionel E. Dilbeck
Lionel E. Dilbeck, 60, 505 E. 7th, retired trainmaster’s steno clerk for the Santa Fe Railway, died Tuesday at Axtell Christian Hospital.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Draper-Cannon Chapel with Rev. Kenneth R. Peterson, Wichita, officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.

He was born March 15, 1917, at Emmett, Arkansas, the son of William Thomas and Marova E. Marler Dilbeck. He married Dorothy I. Milligan December 24, 1939 at Wichita. He had lived in Newton since 1947.

He was a member of the Calvary Bible Church, Wichita; the Newton Masonic Lodge and the American Legion.

Other survivors in addition to the widow, of the home; include two daughters, Mrs. Gary (Betty) Kirkpatrick, Newton; Mrs. Donald (Wanda Joyce) Jantz, Albuquerque, New Mexico and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son Howard Lee in 1960.

Calling time at the humeral home will be this evening and until service time. A memorial has been established for the Kidney Foundation. Contributions may be left at the funeral home.

Wichita Eagle – Wichita, Kansas - Monday April 23, 1979

Florence M. (Mrs. Jesse B.) Crownover, 82, of 2313 Jackson, died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday at Quriring-Old Mission Mortuary
Survivor: husband

Wichita Eagle – Wichita, Kansas - Friday May 25, 1979

Jesse B. Crownover, 78, of 2313 Jackson, retired butcher for Cudshy Foods Co., died Tues. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Quiring-Old Mission Mortuary.
Survivors: Sisters Mrs. Minnie Guthrie of Salem, Ark; Mrs. Jewell Partee of Lakeview, Ark; Mrs. Lela Stanley of Torrence, Calif.

Wichita Eagle and Becon – Wichita, Kansas - Saturday December 23, 1978

Deward L. Crownover, 56, of 2313 Jackson, trucking owner and operator, died Friday.
Services 2 p.m. Tuesday at Quiring-Old Mission Mortuary
Survivors: widow Velma G.; son Rocky B.; daughter Mrs. Raetta Akins; parents Jessie Crownover; all of Wichita

Newton Kansan - Newton Kansas – January 6, 2005

Dorothy Irene Dilbeck
Dorothy Irene Dilbeck,l 87, died Tuesday (January 4, 2005) at Via Christi Regional Medical Center in Wichita.

She was born March 21, 1917, to Delbert E. and Esther I (Morgan) Milligan in Coats. They preceded her in death. She married Lionel Edgar Dilbeck December 24, 1939 in Wichita. He preceeded her in death, July 12, 1977.

She was a member of the Eastern Star for more than 60 years, an original chapter member of the Calvary Bible Church in Wichita and was very active in church activities. After moving to Newton in 1947, she became active in the PTA associations and supported her children’s activities. She was an Avon lady for many years. For a period of time she also worked at the ALCO store in Newton and was part of the crew that originally set the store up for the operation. She enjoyed traveling and attending her oldest grandson’s demolition derbies. She donated many hours to the Newton Senior Center. She played an active role in all her grandchildren’s lives and always enjoyed spending time with family.

Survivors include: two daughters Wanda Joyce Hodges of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Betty Kirkpatrick of Newton; grandchildren Linda Keeney of Tribune, Sandee Reeves, Rodney Hodges and Lynette Johnson, all of Albuquerque, Gary Kirkpatrick Jr. of Peabody, Richard Kirkpatrick of Milton Fla., and Leasa Kirkpatrick of Wichita; and 13 great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a son Howard Lee Dilbeck; a sister, Lula Belle Hatfield; and son-in-law Gary Kirkpatrick Sr.

Visitation will be from 1-5 pm today and 9 am to 9 pm Friday with family greeting friends from 6:30 – 8 pm Friday all at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home.

Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorial has been established with the American Breast Cancer Fund in care of the funeral home.

Hutchinson News- Hutchinson, Kansas – Wednesday February 24, 1982

William D. Norris
William D. Norris, 82, of 126 West 5th, diedat Golden Prairie Convalencent Center, February 23, 1982 following a long illness. Born December 26, 1899 at McPherson, he married Ethel Hayes March 24, 1956, at Ratone, New Mexico. He moved to Hutchinson in 1958 and was a road master for the Rock Island Railroad for 50 years. He retired in 1962.

He was a member of the Baptist Church of Amarillo, Texas.

Survivors include the widow of the home; son Keith Norris, Dumas, Texas; daughters Mrs. Nadine Redinger, 160 3 Cochran, Mrs. Blanche Ingland, Liberal; Mrs. Nila showalter, 515 North Plum; step-son charles Hayes, Kansas City, Missouri; step-daughter Mrs. Betty Harmon, Kansas City, Missouri; sisters Mrs. Laura Marler, Wichita; Mrs. Velna Lechner, Harper; Mrs. Edna Ottinger, Irving, Texas; Mrs. Lanora Goodrich, Kim, Colo; Mrs. Orlean Severin, 410 East 9th; 25 grandchildren and 53 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 pm Thurs at the Elliott Chapel. Burial will be at Fairlawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 am till 10 pm Wednesday at the chapel.

Wellington Daily News - Wellington, Kansas – Wednesday September 30, 1970

Kreston I. Norris
Services fro Kreston I. Norris were at 2 pm Tuesday at First United Methodist Church. Dr. Lyman S. Johnson, pastor, officiated. Burial was in Sumner Memorial Gardens.

Miss Peggy Pettigrew, soloist, accompanied by mrs. Robert L. Whaley, organist, sang solo “How Great Thou Art.” “The Old Rugged Cross” was sung by the congregation.

Active pallbearers were Floyd, Wade, Ronnie Hamlin, Donald Welch, Gene Horton, George Brooks,Jr., W. T. Howe, Dr. J.C. Hill, and Max Shields.

Honorary ballbeareres were Tom Ross, Frank Ross, Henry Stark, John A. Tracy, Irven Spratt, Harry Schierling, Loyd Bailey and Garland King.

Ushers were James L. Lamkin, Darrell McCammon, Ivan Booth and Victor Rose.

Frank Funeral Home was in charge.

Hutchinson News - Hutchinson, Kansas – Sunday March 23, 1986

William Maurice Balsmeier
William Maurice Balsmeier, 62, of 217 East B, died March 21, 1986, at his home. Born December 9, 1923 at Sterling, he married Joan Bensing February 18, 1977 at Hutchinson. He was a truck driver and had been a resident of Hutchinson all of his life.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Survivors include the wife of the home; sons Eugene M. Silverdale, Washington; Larry A., Manhattan; dau Janice L. McKeown, 7700 East 4th; brothers Richard, Chicago; Phillip, Louisiana; ten grandchildrenc and one great-grandchild.

Friends may call from 9 am till 9 pam Monday through Wednesday at Johnson and Sons Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements will be announched.

Huchinson News – Monday March 24, 1986
Funeral services for William Balsmeier, 62 who died March 21, 1986 at his home, 217 East B, will be at 3:30 pm Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of latter Day Staints, Hutchinson. Brother William bowswer officiating. Burial will be in the Eastside Cemetery, Hutchinson. Friends may call from 9 am and 9 pm Monday thru Wednesday and 9 am till noon Thursday at Johnson and Sons Funeral Home, Hutchinson.

Newton Kansan - Newton, Kansas – Thursday August 18, 1960

Howard Lee Dilbeck
Howard Lee Dilbeck, 5 ½-year- old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lionel E. Dilbeck of 505 E. 7th, died at the home Wednesday afternoon. He had been ill for some time.

Fuenral services will be conducted at the Draper Funeral Home at 2 pm Saturday by the Rev. K. R. Peterson of Wichita. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery.

He is survived by his parents; two sisters Wanda Jayne and Betty Lavere, of the home; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Dilbeck of Newton, and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Esther I. Milligan of Los Angeles; and a great-grandmother Mrs. Martha A. Marler of Newton.

He was born in Newton January 30, 1955.

Pratt Tribune - Pratt, Kansas – Monday July 1, 1963

Douglas Sears Dies, Rites Held Today

Funeral services were scheduled for 2 pm in the Ayres-Calbeck Chapel for Alvin Douglas Sears, 107 S. Mound, who died Saturday morning at the Pratt Communtiy Hospital.

Mr. Sears was 60-years-old and had 36 years service as a Rock Island Engineer. He was born March 31, 1903 at Burns, Tenn. And married Cressie Martin December 16, 1922 in Holdenville, Oklahoma. They moved here from Liberal in 1942. He was a member of the B of LF&E.

Survivors include his widow; one son, Bob, Hugoton; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Liebst, Nashville and Mrs. Mary Sullivan, Ulysses; and six grandchildren. One son, Jimmy, died in infancy.

Rev William P. Harris officiated and burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery.

Ayres-Calbeck Mortuary had charge of arrangements.

Pratt Tribune - Pratt, Kansas– Monday December 7, 1970

Vital Statistics – Mrs. Alvin (Cressie) Sears, 67, 107 S. Mound

Mrs. Alvin (Cressie) Sears
Services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 pm at the Ayers-Calbeck Chapel for Mrs. Cressie Sears, 67, 107 S. Mound. She died Sunday morning at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita after sever months illness.

Born in Gassville, Arkansas April 12, 1903, she married on December 16, 1922 to Alvin Douglas Sears, in Holdenville, Oklahoma. They moved to Pratt in 1942. He died in 1963

She was a member of the First Baptist Church and RIFL Club.

Surviving are a son Bob of Greensburg; daughter Mrs. Betty Liebst of Nashville and Mrs. Mary Sullivan, Ulysses; sisters Mrs. Harriett Norris, Hutchinson and Mrs. Bessie Roberts of Holdenville. She was preceded in death by a son Jimmie Douglas.

The Rev. Tom Counts will conduct the services with burial at Greenlawn Cemetery.

Ayers-Calbeck Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Hutchinson News – Hutchinson, Kansas – November 26, 2007

Nila J. Showalter

HUTCHINSON – Nila J. Showalter, 77, died November 24, 2007 at Hutchinson Hospital. She was born August 19, 1930, Amarillo, Texas, the daughter of William D. and Harriet E. Martin Norris. A left long resident of Hutchinson, she graduated from Hutchinson High School class of 1947. She was a baker at the Hutchinson Twon (should this be Town???) Club and later at Furr’s Cafeteria.

She belonged to the New Hope Baptist Church, was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie #1550, Hutchinson.

On September 14, 1962 she married Leemont W. Showalter; Hutchinson, he survives.

Other survivors include two sons Eugene Balsmeier and his wife Debbie, Blackfoot, Idaho, Jim Showalter and his wife Patti, Enid, Okla; two daughters Janice Selley and her husband Joe, Hutchinson, Linda Anne Dorris and her husband Paul, Dardanelle, Ark, one sisters Nadine Redsinger; Hutchinson and twenty grandchildren, twenty three great-grandchildren and two great-great-granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by one son Larry Balsmeier and two brothers Kreston Norris and Keith Norris and one sister Blanche England.

There will be no formal funeral services. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday with family receiving friends from 5:30 - / p.m. at Elliott Mortuary.

Memorials may be sent to New Beginnings or First Call for Help in care of the funeral home.

Personal condolences may be sent to

Hutchinson News Herald - Hutchinson, Kansas– Saturday May 17, 1947

Mrs. O.A. Martin

Mrs. Julia Ann Martin,67, wife of O.A. Martin, 307 East Carpenter, died at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital at 11:35 a.m., Friday after a few days illness. She was born in Gassville, Ark., October 31, 1879.

Surviving are the widower; a son W. E. Martin of Fowler; three daughters, Mrs. Harriet Norris, 601 North Monroe, Mrs. A. D. Sears of Pratt and Mrs. E. S. Roberts of Holdenville, Okla; three brothers J.S, W.J. & A.L. Henry of Watonga, Okla; 13 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Martin was a member of the Baptist church and Pocahontas lodge.

Newton Kansan - Newton, Kansas– Saturday August 30, 1969

Note: Error in this. Lionel Dilbeck was her son not her husband

Mrs. Lionel Dilbeck

Mrs. Marova Elizabeth Dilbeck, 73, of 505 E. 7th died at Bethel Deaconess Hospital Friday.

Funeral services will be conducted at the Draper Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev Kenneth Peters, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church of Wichita in charge. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Dilbeck is survived by son, Lionel, of Newton, two brothers Perry Marler of Wichita and Edgar Marler of San Diego; by 2 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

She was born in Gassville, Ark. May 4, 1896 and was married to William T. Dilbeck at Mountain Home, Ark on August 16, 1911. He died May 1, 1968.

She is a member of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Arkansas.

Newton Kansan - Newtonn, Kansas– Friday May 3, 1968

William T. Dilbeck

William Thomas Dilbeck, 84, former resident of Burrton died Wed at a nursing home in Mountain Home, Arkansas.

He was a retired Santa Fe employee.

He was born July 9, 1883 in Gassville, Arkansas the son of Harvey and Martha Dilbeck.

In addition to his widow, Marova, survivors include a son, Lionel E. of Newton, three sisters, two granddaughters and 2 great-granddaughters.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 3 p.m. at Draper Funeral Home, The Rev. Kenneth Peterson (Note: Rova’s obit has his name as Peters) of Wichita will officiate and burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

The body will be at the funeral home from Sunday afternoon until service time.

Wichita Eagle - Wichita, Kansas– Wednesday April 27, 1994

Flickinger, Charles Ray, 71, retired instrument and flight research aircraft worker died Tuesday, April 26, 1994. Services 10 am Thursday Wolf-Ast Mortuary, Garden Plains, 1 pm Friday Calvary Faith Pentecostal church, Fort Gibson, Okla; 2 pm Friday Fort Gibson National Cemetery.

Survivors wife, E. Irene; sons (Note: says sons but only list one son) Charles of Wichita; daughters Vicki Lynn Weilert of Wichita, Donna Barkley of Viola; brother Kenneth, sister Betty Youngwolf, half-brother Orville Dean Vance all of Tulsa; eleven grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.

Wichita Beacon – Monday – April 22, 1979

Florence M. (Mrs. Jesse B) Crownover, 82, of 2312 Jackson died Saturday. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday Quiring – Old Mission Mortuary

Survivor: husband

Leavenworth Times – Friday – September 1, 2006

Troy Tevebaugh
Troy Andrew Tevebaugh, 43, Leavenworth, passed away unexpectedly at his home, Wednesday, August 30, 2006.

He was born the son of Joseph H. and Naomi I. (Deatherage) Tevebaugh on December 8, 1962, in Leavenworth.

On August 16, 2000 he married Jannie L. Murdock. She survives at the home.

Troy worked at Walmart and Providence Medical Center.

He is survived by his wife Jannie, his mother Naomi of Leavenworth, sons Nick and Cole Tevebaugh, stepchildren John P. Thompson, Brandi A. Thompson and fiancé Tyrone Stinson, Jennifer D. Thompson and granddaughter Keyli M. Thompson all of Leavenworth.

He is survived by five brothers, Ernie, Jim, Larry, Dale and Mike Tevebaugh and two sisters Gertie Landanger and Mary Ballew.

He was preceded in death by his father Joseph, brothers Joseph Jr. and Nathan Tevebaugh, sisters Carol Tevebaugh and Cledith Harris

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 2, 2006 at First Baptist Church, 13th and Osage Streets. Dr. Randall A. Terrill will officiate. Visitation will be help 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family in care of Davis Funeral Chapel.

Wichita Eagle-Beacon – Sunday – February 24, 1985

Doda Dry Jr., 52, of 7135 N. Meridian, Hole Trailer Sales employee died Friday. Services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Peterson Funeral Home, Newton

Survivors: wife Loretta; daughters Gwenda, Lisa, and Brenda Alaminski, all of Wichita; brothers W.R., Bob, Darrell all of Wichita, Elmer of Hansen, Idaho, and one grandchild.

Wichita Eagle-Beacon – Thursday March 3, 1983

Virgie Pearl Dry, 79, of 5445 N. Seneca, homemaker, died Wednesday. Services 2 p.m., Friday at Peterson Funeral Home, Newton.

Survivors: sons W. R., Doda Jr, Darrell all of Wichita, Elmer of Hansen, Idaho, Bob Dean of Valley Center; sisters Cora Stafford, Della Bryant, both of Mountain Home, Hazel Erskene of Michigan.

Wichita Eagle – Monday September 3, 2001

Storie, Loretta L, 71, of Mountain Home, Arkansas, formerly of Wichita, died August 31, 2001. Memorial services will be 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Twin Lakes Baptist Church, inurnment following at Monkey Run Cemetery, both in Baxter County, Arkansas.

Survivors: sons Steven of Pueblo, Colo., Richard of Wichita; daughter Debbie Strum of Wichita; sister Juanita Clark of California; ten grandchildren, one great-grandchild Downing & Labey Mortuary East

Wichita Eagle – Thursday August 11, 1988

Frances Pearl Dry, 63, of Wichita, retired Veteran Administration Medical Center employee, died Tuesday August 9, 1988. Services 10 a.m. Saturday Peterson Funeral Home, Newton.

Survivors: husband, Bill; son Warren R., Yukon Okla.; daughters Pauletta Roberts of Wichita, Lucinda Brooks of Sedgwick; brother Corky Baily of Guthrie Okla.; sisters Lara Ashworth of Guthrie, Lorene Forbes, Mary Ellen Rice, both of Crescent, Okla., Lucille Sheddy of Calif., seven grandchildren.

Wichita Eagle – Tuesday September 10, 1968

Doda Dry, 66, of Rt. No. 1, Valley Center, retired farmer, died Monday. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Peterson Funeral Home, Newton, Kan. Burial at Kechi Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Pearl, of the home; five sons, Elmer, Hanson, Idaho, Bob, Sedgwick, Doda Jr and W. R., both of Valley Center and Darrel, Yuma, Ariz; and a daughter Mrs. Hazel Pople, Ingleside, Illinois.

Leavenworth Times – Wednesday January 24, 2007

Naomi Tevebaugh
Naomi I. Tevebaugh of Leavenworth passed away Sunday, January 21, 2007 at her home.

Naomi was born September 16, 1926, in Bentonville, Arkansas, the daughter of Elmer and Gertrude Sisney Deatherage.

In 1943, she married Joseph H. Tevebaugh. He preceded her in death in 1981.

Survivors include two daughters Gerti Landanger (Bill) and Mary Tevebaugh Ballew; five sons, Ernie (Anna Jo), Donald (Peggy), Larry (Alex), Dale (Julie) and Mike Tevebaugh, all of Leavenworth, one brother, Joe Deatherage,20 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her loving pet, Buffy.

She was preceded in death by two daughters Carol Tevebaugh and Cleta Tevebaugh Harris; three sons, Joe, Nathan and Troy Tevebaugh; two son-in-laws Roy and Tommy, and two grandchildren.

Naomi worked at Cushing Memorial Hospital and Nu-way for 26 years and retired from Bell Hall at Fort Leavenworth. She had accepted Christ as her savior and was baptized at Lake Perry.

Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday January 25, 2007, at Davis Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Tevebaugh family in care of Davis Funeral Chapel.

Naomi will be missed not only as a mother but as a best friend. The family would like to thank St. Luke’s Hospice of Leavenworth for their wonderful care.

Leavenworth Times – Monday December 14, 1981

Joseph Tevebaugh
Joseph H.Tevebaugh, 76, 219 N. Seventh, died Sunday at the Beterans Administration Medical Center Hospital in Winchester. He had been in failing health for six years.

He was born August 20, 1905, at Flint, Oklahoma and was the son of Howard and Henrietta Hammack Tevebaugh. He was a veteran of World War II, enlisting in the U.S. Army August 27, 1942, and was discharged as a sergeant, September 1, 1945. He moved to Leavenworth in 1943 and retired from civil service at Fort Leavenworth in 1973. He and Naomi Deatherage married May 1, 1943 in Kansas City, Kansas.

Mr.Tevebaugh is survived by his wife, Naomi Tevebaugh, of the home; two daughters Mrs. Gertie Landanger, Carroll, Neb.; Mrs. Mary Burns, Leavenworth; eight sons Joseph H. Tevebaugh, Leavenworth, Ernest H. Tevebaugh, Leavenworth, Jim Tevebaugh, Independence, Missouri, Larry Tevebaugh, U.S. Coast Guard, Atlantic Beach, Florida, Nathan Tevebaugh, Leavenworth, Dale Tevebaugh, Lansing, Troy Tevebaugh, Leavenworth, and Mike Tevebaugh of the home.

Also surviving, one brother Cleo Tevebaugh of Kansas City, Missouri; and two sisters Mrs. Edna Folker and Mrs. Maize Thompson, both of Joplin, Missouri; and 17 grandchildren.

Mr. Tevebaugh was preceded in death by two daughters Carol Tevebaugh and Cleta Harris, one grandson, Troy Paul Butler, one brother Otto Tevebaugh and one sister Mrs. Althea Nolan.

The funeral will be at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Davis Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Donald Walker, pastor of the Abundant Life Fellowship Church will officiate. Burial will be at Ft. Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Davis Funeral Chapel after 2 p.m. Tuesday where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Memorials may be given to Abundant Life Fellowship Church.

Leavenworth Times – Monday February 1, 1971

Cleta J. Harris

Mrs. Cleta J. Harris, 34, 711 S. 3rd, died early this morning at St. John’s Hospital. She had been in failing hearth for the past three months and had been a patient at the hospital since Saturday.

She was born here January 28, 1947, a daughter of Joseph and Naomi Tevebaugh. She was married to Ray Harris at Edwardsville on March 19, 1965. She was a Baptist.

Survivors other than her husband, two daughters, Stephanie Harris and Diane Harris and a son Ray H. Harris Jr, all of the home; are her parents, a sister, Mary Ann Tevebaugh and six brothers James, Larry, Nathan, Dale, Troy and Mike Tevebaugh all of 221 Cheyanne; another sister Gertrude Landanger of Carroll, Neb; and two other brothers Joseph Tevebaugh, Topeka and Ernest Tevebaugh with the Navy.

The funeral will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Davis Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Mt. Muncie Cemetery. The body is at the Chapel.

Leavenworth Times – Friday February 14, 1969

Miss Tevebaugh

Bonita Carol Tevebaugh, 24, 221 Cheyanne, a life resident of Leavenworth, died Thursday evening at General Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri where she had been a patient several weeks.

Born here January 2, 1945, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Tevebaugh. She attended the local public schools.

Survivors other than her parents of the home are three sisters, Mrs. Cleta Harris, 102 Montezuma, Mrs. Gertrude Landanger, Carroll, Neb, and Mary Ann Tevebaugh of the home; seven brothers Joseph Tevebaugh, Topeka, and Ernest, James, Larry, Nathan, Dale and Troy Tevebaugh, all of the home.

The time and place of the funeral will be announced by the Sexton Funeral Chapel.

The body will be at the Chapel afternoon Sunday.

Leavenworth Times – Saturday February 15, 1969
Bonita Carol Tevebaugh Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Sexton Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at Mt. Muncie Cemetery.

McPherson Sentinel – Friday August 30, 1974

Frank Brixey

Frank Brixey, 80 103 Laurel Court, died Wednesday, August 28 at Memorial Hospital following several years of poor health.

Mr. Brixey was born December 14, 1893, at Mountain Home, Ark., son of William Henry and Mary Melissa Walker Brixey and was married to Alma L. Byrd on November 11, 1921 in Mountain Home, Ark., and she survives. Mr. Brixey was a retired employee of NCRA and was a member of the Masons and American Legion. He had been in McPherson since 1933, moving here from Cushing, Okla.

Survivors besides the widow are one son, Harold Brixey, of Dallas Tex.; two brothers Ernest Brixey, Eden, Idaho, and Pink Brixey of Ontario, Calif.; three sisters Mrs. Sheila Sharpneck, Stockton, Calif., Mrs. Nellie Webber, Mountain Home, Ark., and Mrs. Minnie McIlwain, Memphis, Tenn.; and four grandchildren.

Wichita Eagle – Wednesday October 5, 1960

Dry – Deborah Gayle, age 3 years, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Doda Dry of 6350 East Parkview, Park City, passed away Sunday, October 2nd. Funeral services will be Oct 8th at the Hillcrest Baptist Church, 6556 Randall Drive. The Rev. W. B. Flippen, pastor, will officiate. Interment in the Kechi Cemetery. Servcies by Broadway Mortuary