WASSON, Peggy, 84, Lahoma. Service pending with Henninger-Allen Funeral Home.
COLEMAN, Hazel, 83, Oklahoma City. Service pending with Johnson’s Good Samaritan Funeral Service, Woodward.
KIMERY, Patricia ‘Pat’, 66, Midwest City. Service pending with Wharton Funeral Home.
HASKINS, Mary E. 97, Owasso, formerly of Billings. Service pending with Anderson-Burris Funeral Home.
IMOGENE PEARL HOLT COKER ZEMP
The funeral for Imogene Pearl Holt Coker Zemp, 81, of Perry, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church, Perry. The Rev. Martin Foster will officiate. Burial will be 3:30 p.m. in Union Cemetery, Billings. Arrange-ments are by Brown-Dugger Funeral Home.
She was born Sept. 11, 1924, at Newton, Kan., to Mayberry and Nellie Halsey Holt and died Sunday, April 2, 2006.
She married Cleo Coker Aug. 9, 1941, at Billings. They farmed in the Billings, Perry and Morrison area, raising registered Hereford cattle and selling show calves to area 4-H and FFA members. He preceded her in death Oct., 1978.
She married Edwin Zemp May 8, 1982, at Morrison. He died March 7, 2001.
She was a member of First Christian Church, Perry, and a volunteer at Operation Blessing. She worked several years at Citizens State Bank, Morrison.
Surviving are one son, Raymond Coker of Perry; one daughter, Janet Bales of Morrison; one sister, Mary Durkee of Billings; one brother, Paul Holt of Garber; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Besides her husbands, Cleo and Edwin, she was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to The Lukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Condolences may be made online at www.brown-duggerfuneralhome.com.
ELDA MAE SMITH
The funeral for Elda Mae Smith, 52, of Alva, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at College Hill Church of Christ. The Rev. Zeb Sailors will officiate. Burial will be in Alva Municipal Cemetery. Arrange-ments are by Marshall Funeral Home, Alva. The casket will remain closed.
She was born March 6, 1954, at Pasadena, Texas, to Jimmie Charles and Vista Pauline Taylor Sargent and died Monday, April 3, 2006, at Share Medical Center, Alva.
She graduated from Stinnett High School. She married Jim Tom Smith June 3, 1972, at Stinnett, Texas. They lived in Fritch and Dumas, Texas, before moving to Alva in 1988.
In January 1989, she began working at Share Medical Center and continued as director of environmental services until February 2005.
She was a member of College Hill Church of Christ and Red Hat Society.
Surviving are her husband, Jim of the home; one son, Jimmy Joe Smith of Pampa, Texas; one daughter, Shonda Lehr of Alva; her parents, Jimmie and Pauline Sargent of Stinnett; one brother, Charles Sargent of Stinnett; one sister, Carol Trolinger of Skellytown, Texas; and three grandchildren.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation for Cancer Research.
Condolences may be made online at www.marshallfuneralhomes.com.
BETTY COLLEEN REEVES
The funeral for Betty Colleen Reeves, 49, of Fairview, will be 10 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, Fairview. The Rev. David Mendenhall will officiate. Burial will be in Canton Cemetery, Canton. Arrange-ments are by Fairview Funeral Home Inc.
She was born April 4, 1956, at Warrens-burg, Mo., to Fred Henry and Juanita June Hall Stewart and died Monday, April 3, 2006, at Fairview Regional Medical Center.
She graduated from Holden High School, Holden, Mo., in 1974, where she played softball and basketball. She married Floyd Reeves Nov. 2, 1974, at Holden. They made their home in Fairview.
She worked at Mug N Jug and Sequoyah Spinning Mills in Watonga. The last four years, she worked at Karl’s Apple Market in Fairview.
Surviving are her husband, Floyd of the home; her mother, Juanita June Lawrence of Holden; two sons, Chris and Brian Reeves, both of Fairview; three brothers, Mike, Shane and Shawn Lawrence, all of Holden; and one sister, Linda Spangler of Garber.
She was preceded in death by her father, one son and one brother.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Oklahoma University Medical Center, Cancer Division.
A graveside service for Pat McLarty, 80, of Hitchcock, will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in Cottonwood Cemetery, Hitch-cock. The Rev. Duane Roever will officiate. Arrangements are by Wilkinson Mortuary, Watonga.
He was born July 27, 1925, at Okmulgee to Ralph and Carrie Mae Earls McLarty and died Saturday, April 1, 2006.
He graduated from Okmulgee High School in May of 1943, and in July joined the Navy, serving on the submarine U.S.S. Sea Dog. He lived in Hitchcock, where he was a rancher.
He was a member of V.F.W., Elks Lodge and past board member of Hitchcock schools. He married Dorothy Koop Nov. 27, 1947, at Okeene.
Surviving are his wife, Dorothy of the home; three sons, Danny McLarty of Bucklin, Kan., Dr. Tom McLarty of Mutual and Kevin McLarty of Tulsa; two sisters, Betty Jo Hollaman of Okmulgee and Mona Hehner of Edmond; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one sister.
Memorials may be made to Watonga Hospital.
The funeral for Stacey Tom Bomesberger, 71, of Enid will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sonrise Fellowship Church. The Rev. Steve Cutter will officiate. Burial will be 2:30 p.m. in Sunny Lane Cemetery, Del City. Arrange-ments are by Henninger-Allen Funeral Home.
He was born June 26, 1934, at Chickasha to Marion Charles and Clara Morton Bomesberger and died Sunday, April 2, 2006.
He married Mary Bolt Jan. 30, 1954, at Oklahoma City. They lived in Newalla before moving to Enid in 1985.
He did volunteer work for Salvation Army 11 years and Our Daily Bread under the direction of Ann Marie for six years. He was involved with Sonrise Fellowship Church.
Surviving are his wife, Mary of the home; sons, Tommy L. of Texas and Michael of Enid; daughter, Glendora Huber of Oklahoma City; three sisters, Melissa, Ruby and Patricia; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, two brothers and two sisters.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Our Daily Bread.
Condolences may be made online at www.enidwecare.com.
CECIL M. NIXON
The funeral for Cecil M. Nixon, 93, of Freedom, will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Freedom United Methodist Church. The Rev. Carolyn Murrow will officiate. Burial will be in Haskew Cemetery. Arrangements are by Billings Funeral Home.
He was born Dec. 23, 1913, to Arthur and Lula Mae Plumlee Nixon and died Sunday, April 2, 2006, at Fairview.
He graduated from Freedom High School in 1931. He married Allene Blevins May 18, 1941. They made their home south of Freedom where he farmed, ranched and raised quarterhorses. She preceded him in death.
He was active in the community and served on the Farmers’ Cooperative board. He was a member and served on the board of West Union Methodist Church and later Freedom United Methodist Church. In 1989, he was the Freedom “Honored Cowhand.”
Surviving are his children, Carole Beckett, Billie Belew and MaeBeth Bird, all of Woodward, and Marvin Nixon of Freedom; one brother, Wesley Nixon of Freedom; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Besides his wife, Allene, he was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Freedom United Methodist Church or Freedom Ambulance and Fire Department.
Condolences may be made online at www.billingsfuneralhomewoodward.com.
MYRTLE JANE DOBSON
The funeral for Myrtle Jane Dobson, 87, of Grapevine, Texas, will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Poteet Funeral Chapel, Pawnee. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Pawnee.
She was born Jan. 8, 1919, at Skedee to Edward R. and Lillie Mae Adkison Smith and died Saturday, April 1, 2006, at Grapevine, Texas.
She grew up and attended school in the Skedee area. She married Frank Dobson Oct. 26, 1946. They moved to Enid in 1947. He died Dec. 9, 1996.
She worked at a nursing care facility and Kirtley’s Men’s Store. She moved to Texas in 1997 and attended Gateway Church of Southlake, Texas.
Surviving are one daughter, Barbara Kindsfather of Hurst, Texas; one brother, Leonard Smith of Haltom; two sisters, Juanita Vance of Skedee and Lillie Bowman of Stillwater; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
ELMER O. BRIECHLE
The funeral for Elmer O. Briechle, age 94, of Enid will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Don Tines will officiate. Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements made by Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
He was born in Arizona, October 17, 1911, to Otto and Mae (Turvey) Briechle and died Monday, April 3, 2006, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center.
He graduated from the Blackwell High School and graduated from Oklahoma University with a degree in business. He married Emma Bowman on December 25, 1935. She died December 29, 1994.
He owned and operated the Braman Locker Plant for 17 years. He moved to Enid in 1967 and went to work for Bloom Meat Market as a meat cutter. Later he worked for Advance Food in the meat department as a supervisor until his retirement.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Braman and received his 50-year pin.
Surviving are one son, Harold Briechle of Enid; one daughter, Barbara Moore and husband Leroy of Enid; granddaughter, Chanda Decker and husband Bud of Enid; and great-grandchildren, Ashley Decker and Tyler Decker.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Emma, his parents, and his brother and sister. (Paid Obit 4-4-1)
HURSHUL P. CLOTHIER
Hurshul P. Clothier was born November 18, 1921, in Chester, Oklahoma to Ralph Thomas and Julia Edna (Clarkson) Clothier. He died April 2, 2006, in Lakeview Hospital in Eufaula, Oklahoma. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mabel Good Clothier, his son and daughter-in-law, Michael P. and Judy (Brower) Clothier of McKinney, Texas, three granddaughters, Jennifer Marie Clothier, Sara (Clothier) Burt and Stephanie Marie Clothier, all living in the Dallas, Texas area. Other living relatives are his brother, “Bob” Clothier of Cody, Wyoming; a sister, Barbara Ann Barnes of Perkins, Oklahoma.
Hurshul was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Bernard Clothier, Jim Clothier, and Bud Clothier; three sisters, Wilma Ecker, Joyce Windler and Faith Clothier.
They lived in Woodward from 1953 to 1973, where he started the Oklahoma Travelers and had a radio program. He had a weekly TV show on Channel 5 here in Enid. When Hershul and Mabel moved to Eufaula, Oklahoma, they purchased land to build their home and the 1000-seat Belle Star Theater, where Hurshul hosted live musical events, the most well-known being the annual “Bob Wills Weekend” held in September for many years.
Hurshul is most remembered for his career as a musician and bandleader of “The Oklahoma Travelers”, a country western swing band of th 50s and 60s. Many well-known performers have shared the stage with Hurshul and his band, including Lefty Frizell, Glen Campbell, Freddie Hart, to name a few. But the one he treasured the most was when he provided backup for the late Bob Wills in 1967, and Wills asked him to play his fiddle.
Hurshul was inducted into the Oklahoma Country Western Music Hall of Fame in Del City, Oklahoma in 1996. Just recently, he was notified that he is to be inducted into The Cowtown Society of Western Music in Ft. Worth, Texas, and also into Oklahoma Western Swing Society in Yukon, Oklahoma. His latest album, “The Jam Session,” was recorded in Golden, Colorado, in the classic Bob Wills western-swing style and was highlighted in the 1984 edition of “Country Music” magazine.
Wayne Wade, reporter for the “Indian Journal” wrote of Hurshul Clothier in his article in the May, 26, 2005 edition, “This writer enjoyed Clothier’s Bob Wills weekends every September and misses the swinging sound of twin fiddles that filled the air out on Texanna Road. A congenial host, Clothier joined The Playboys remnant on stage, played his fiddle and danced a jig. That’s the image I have of him...sawing on that fiddle... For Clothier, it don’t get no better than that.”
Services will be held Wednesday, April 5, 2006, 1 p.m. at Ladusau-Evans Chapel with Wendell Cox, Checotah Hospice, officiating. Burial will follow at the Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home. (Paid Obit 4-4-1)
Funeral services for Kenneth Conner, age 92, of Beaver, OK will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at the First Christian Church in Beaver with Rev. Lynn Spencer officiating. Burial will follow in the Beaver Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Clark Funeral Services in Beaver.
Kenneth was born June 11, 1914, at his parents’ home west of Clearlake in Beaver County to Clyde V. and Exie Nelson Conner and passed away Sunday morning, April 2, 2006, in the Beaver County Memorial Hospital.
In his early years he spent time helping on the farm doing a man’s job. He rode a horse every day to the Hibbs School, rain, snow, or sunshine. On Sunday afternoons during his high school years he would walk or hitchhike to Beaver, which was about 20 miles, where he and a friend rented a small basement room at a private home. He would attend school during the week participating in football. He worked at the cleaners, ironing shirts, etc. On Friday night after a football game a neighbor would give him a ride to within five miles of the home. He would walk the rest of the way. At sun up Saturday morning he would start a full day’s work harvesting broom corn, putting up sorghum hay for winter feed for the cattle and working in the fields with the team of horses.
Kenneth married Mollie Myer on March 25, 1939, in Woodward and they lived on a farm southeast of Beaver. She passed away March of 1995.
Kenneth served for 38 years as a Trustee/Board member of Panhandle Telephone Coop in Guymon, several of those years as Vice Chairman of the board. He also served on many committees for the county Farm Service Agency office, Beaver, as well as on the Beaver County Fair and Junior. Stock Shows. He was a member of the Peace Lutheran Church in Beaver where he held several offices. Kenneth was a farmer and rancher south of Beaver in Beaver County until the last few years.
Kenneth is survived by his son, Robert and his wife Connie Conner of Enid; grandchildren, Kari and her husband Kevin, Corey and his wife Lisa, Chad and his wife Julie, Greg and his wife Tina, Tony and his wife Amy; 12 great-grandchildren; and two nephews, Ray Myer, and Bill Conner.
He was preceded in death by his wife and one brother, Lester.
Kenneth was a good husband, father, grandfather, and a good friend to many.
Memorials may be made to the Beaver High School Foundatin with the Clark Funeral Services serving as custodians of the fund.
This obituary is courtesy of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home. (Paid Obit 4-4-1)
PHYLLIS M. HUNTER
Funeral services for Phyllis M. Hunter, 82, will be today at 2 p.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Pioneer. The Reverend Tommy Donaldson will officiate. Burial will follow in the Waukomis Cemetery. Arrange-ments are under the direction of Henninger-Allen Funeral Home.
Phyllis was born February 19, 1924, in Waukomis to Samuel and Mildred Manke Brinker and passed away Saturday, April 1, 2006, at Integris Bass Bptist Health Center.
Phyllis was a graduate of Waukomis High School. In 1943, she married James Hunter in Enid. The couple made their home on a farm in the Pioneer area.
She worked at Woolco and then in advertising at the Enid Morning News. Later she was a caregiver for families in the Pioneer area.
Phyllis attended Bethlehem Baptist Church and the Waukomis Christian Church, the Waukomis chapter of Eastern Star and the Junior Farmeretts. Phyllis loved life. She loved her family and friends unconditionally. She loved the outdoors and all its beauty. Swinging in her hammock beneath the tree with a grandchild or two was her idea of the perfect evening.
Phyllis was a exceptional artist, a cake decorator, a weaver of words and a crossword puzzler. Her days were filled with doing good deeds for others, always willing to help at a moment’s notice.
Phyllis is survived by two daughters, Susan Powell and her husband Jim of Cedar Vale, KS, Michelle Beckner and her husband Rox of Hennessey; two sons, Bob Hunter of Waukomis and Michael Hunter and his wife Chreyl of Great Falls, VA; one sister, Gladys Price of Nampa, Idaho; a sister-in-law, Ruby Hunter of Enid; eight grandchildren, Jeff Powell of Cedar Vale, KS, Andrea Wilson of Blue Springs, MO, Tanner and Tessa Beckner of Hennessey, Debbie Wilczek of Enid, Laura Finley of Oklahoma City, Barrett and Brock Hunter of Great Falls, VA; five great-grandchildren, Megan and Zach Wilson, Kelsey, Hayden and Ethan Powell.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, James.
Memorials may be made through Henninger-Allen Funeral Home to Clearview Christian Camp at Drummond, and Pioneer Pleasantvale School library.
Condolences may be made at www.enidwe-care.com. (Paid Obit 4-4-1)
ELLIE MAY STEPHENS
The funeral for Nellie May Stephens will be 11 a.m. today in Brown-Cummings Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Enid Cemetery.
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WASSON, Peggy, 84, Lahoma. Service pending with Henninger-Allen Funeral Home.
Colin Smith Sr.
Memorial service, 1 p.m. Monday, March 10, 2014, at Anderson-Burris Funeral Home.
Patricia Davis, 66, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in Tulsa, Okla. The family will receive visitors from 5-7 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at Strode Funeral Home, Stillwater.
Funeral services will be held for Maxine Hoots at the Canton Christian Church at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 10, 2014, with Pastor Steve Driskill officiating.
A memorial service for Wilbur Platt, age 81, will be held at a later date.
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Harold R. Cellan
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Carl Grant Freeman
Service pending with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
Service pending with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
Service pending with Haigler-Pierce Funeral Home, Canton.
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