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Sequoyah County Times June 2000


Thursday, June 1, 2000

Jimmy Wayne BARNUM, 56, of Fort Smith, Ark., died Monday, May 29, 2000, in Fort Smith. He was born Aug. 2, 1943, in Bakersfield, Calif., to William Carvine BARNUM and Mary Leota (TIPPIN) BARNUM. He married Peggy Ruth COWAN Dec. 5, 1962, in Arvin, Calif. Survivors include his wife, Peggy R. BARNUM of the home; one daughter, Renee; three grandchildren; and four brothers, James, Donald, Billy and Gaylord. One son, Terry Allen BARNUM, preceded Mr. BARNUM in death in 1985 in Arvin, Calif. Cremation is under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw.

Graveside services for Nancy BUSH BEAVER, 96, of Marble City will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Bush Family Cemetery, north of Marble City, with Frankie Studie officiating. Mrs. BEAVER was born Dec. 27, 1903, in Marble City, Indian Territory, to Dave and Betty (GARVIN) BUSH. She died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, in a Sallisaw nursing home. Survivors include one sister, Haster; and three brothers, L.D., Rider and Tom. Mrs. BEAVER was preceded in death by her husband, Steve BEAVER; three sister, Sally BUSH, Maude PIGEON and Easter PIGEON; and three brothers, Sam BUSH, Ben BUSH and Robert BUSH.  Arrangements are under the direction of Mallory Funeral Home in Sallisaw.

Graveside services for Joe Ann GARCIA, 67, of Sallisaw are being held a 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Akins Cemetery, northeast of Sallisaw, with Dr. Lee Woodard officiating. Mrs. GARCIA was born Jan. 17, 1933, in Paoli, to Freeman Percy DEATON and Lillie (WALKER) DEATON. She died Monday May 29, 2000, in Sallisaw. Survivors include two sisters, Denise and Carol; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Arrangements are under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw.

Funeral services for Thomas "Smokey" C. HOWELL, 58, of Sallisaw  are being held at 2  p.m. Thursday at Agent Chapel in Sallisaw. Burial is in Brent Cemetery in Sallisaw, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw. Mr. HOWELL was born May 25, 1942, in Sallisaw, to Donnie Lee HOWELL and Carlie (ELLIS) HOWELL LaCROIX. He died Monday, May 29, 2000, in Sallisaw. He married Gladys Jewell BAILEY Dec. 24, 1963, in Claremore. Survivors include his wife, Gladys Jewell HOWELL of the home; two daughters and two sons-in-law, Shena and Petie and Monica and Donald; one son and daughter-in-law, Justin and Dee; one sister Katherine; one brother, Henry "Hank"; eight grandchildren; two aunts, Mabel and Pauline; one uncle, George; and his mother-in-law, Faye.

Graveside services for Opal Gean PARKER, 82, of Sallisaw were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Liberty Cemetery, north of Roland, with Dr. Lee Woodard officiating. Mrs. PARKER was born Feb. 9, 1918, in the Liberty community, to Clarence Taft HENSON and Dovie (HIGGINS) HENSON. She died Monday, May 29, 2000, in Roland. Survivors include one sister, Erma; and two brothers, Warren and Sherfield. Mrs. PARKER was preceded in death by her husband, Everet G. PARKER. Arrangements were under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw.

Funeral services for Louise PARSONS, 77, of Sallisaw are being held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Mallory Chapel in Sallisaw, with the Rev. Jack McLaughlin officiating. Burial is in the Fort Smith, Ark., National Cemetery, under the direction of Mallory Funeral Home in Sallisaw. Mrs. PARSONS was born Nov. 21, 1922, in Russellville, Ark., to Homer and Lula (FORD) CHAMBERS. She died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, in Sallisaw. She married Earl PARSONS May 10, 1947, in Crawford County, Ark. Survivors include her husband, Earl PARSONS of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Charles; three sons, David, Junior, and Jack; one sister, Lillis; 14 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Mrs. PARSONS was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Betty HENSON; two brothers, John and Roy CHAMBERS and one sister, Berniece BORLAND.

Robert Lee "Bobby" PHILLIPS, 25, of Springdale, Ark., formerly of Acorn, Ark., died Thursday, May 25, 2000. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. May 27, 2000, at the Beasley-Wood Chapel in Mena, Ark., with Steve Glinski officiating. Burial was in Owens Chapel Cemetery in Acorn, under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Mr. PHILLIPS was born Dec. 20, 1974, in Mena, to Bob PHILLIPS and Becky WILHITE ZINK. Survivors include his mother, Becky WILHITE ZINK; his father Bob PHILLIPS; stepfather, Randy ZINK; one sister, Tennille; one brother, Wayman III; his grandparents, Junior and Rosalee, and Betty; aunts and uncles, Norman and Vanessa and David.

Memorial services for (Ret.) Capt. Wayne P. STEVENS, 60, of San Antonio, formerly of Sallisaw were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church in Sallisaw, with the Rev. George Gilland officiating. Mr. STEVENS was born March 20, 1940, in Homestead, Pa., to Sherman P. STEVENS and Alma F. STEVENS. He died Friday, May 26, 2000, in San Antonio. He married Barbara J. STARKS May 23, 1982, in Ft. Belvoir, Va. Survivors include his wife, Barbara STEVENS of the home; one daughter, Laura; one son, Brett; one stepdaughter, Deborah; one stepson, Robert; and three grandsons. His first wife, Elaine Jewell STEVENS, preceded Mr. STEVENS in death. Memorial services were under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw.

Graveside services for Waylard WILSON, 69, of Vian are being held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Bunch Cemetery, with the Rev. Steve Connelly officiating. Mr. WILSON was born Aug. 28, 1930, in Marble City, to Harley and Dora (HONEYCUTT) WILSON. He died Sunday, May 28, 2000, in Fort Smith, Ark. He married Virginia DRAIN May 10, 1952, in Van Buren, Ark. She preceded him in death Jan. 13, 1995. Survivors include two daughters, Terry and Phyllis; four sons, Allan, Darrell, Bobby and David; four sisters, Carrie, Edith, Tempie and Sigrid; five brothers, Jim, Johnny, Raymond, Willard and Harley Jr.; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  Arrangements are under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw.

Sunday, June 4, 2000

Funeral services for Ret Sgt. Nathaniel N. COMSTOCK, 65, of Fort Smith, Ark.,  were held at 10 a.m. Friday at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Smith. Burial was in the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith, under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home in Fort Smith. \Mr. COMSTOCK died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at his home.  Survivors include his wife, Hazel of the home; one daughter, Eva Jean; one stepdaughter, Genia; four sons, Charles, John, Ronnie and Joey; three stepsons, Johnny, Gary and Darrell; three sisters, Pearl, Leota and twin sister, Nellie; one brother, William; and 11 grand children.

Amos EUBANKS, 63, of Van Buren, Ark., died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, in a local nursing home. Private family committal of cremains will be at Forest Park Cemetery in Fort Smith, Ark., under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren. Survivors include three sisters, Mattie, Ruth and Sue; one brother, Bud; and several cousins including Daisy, Rosemary and Pat.

Funeral services for LaVee RACHEL, 86, of Vian are being held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Shin Chapel in Russellville, Ark., with Dr. Lee Woodard officiating. Burial is in Rest Haven Memorial Park in Russellville, under the direction of Shinn Funeral Service in Russellville. Mrs. RACHEL was born July 22, 1913, in Pope County, Ark., to Garland and Nora (CLAY) TACKETT. She died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at the Vian Nursing Home. Survivors include her husband, Vernon RACHEL; one son, Jerry; one daughter, Sandra; three sisters, Bobbie Jo, Ollie and Elsie; one half-brother, Charles; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Thursday, June 8, 2000

Graveside services for John Marchado CARDOZA Jr., 64, of Sallisaw were held at 10 a.m. Monday at Short Mount Cemetery, near Cowlington, with Dr. Lee Woodard officiating. Mr. CARDOZA was born Nov. 6, 1935, in San Luis Obispo, Calif., to John Machado CARDOZA Sr. and Hazel Juanita (KELLER) CARDOZA WALKER. He died Friday, June 2, 2000, in Sallisaw. He married Sandra Rae FORDYCE Aug. 6, 1991, in Fresno, Calif. Survivors include his wife, Sandra CARDOZA of the home; four daughters, Deanna, Holly, Tuesday, and Tommie; three sons, Dean, Shannon and Mike; eight grandchildren; one sister, Lorraine; and two brothers, Butch and Joe. Arrangements are under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw.

Funeral services for Betty CARVER, 54, of Stigler were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mallory Funeral Home Chapel in Stigler, with the Rev. Michael Walker officiating. Burial was in Cecil Chapel Cemetery, under the direction of Mallory Funeral Home in Stigler. Mrs. CARVER was born Oct. 23, 1945, in Mount Ida, Ark., to Clarence and Hazel (DUGAN) ESSMAN. She died Sunday, June 4, 2000, in Checotah. Survivors include one son, Gary Wayne; four sisters, Jeanette, Marcella, Carol and Sandra; one brother, Ricky; her mother, Hazel ; 11 nieces and nephews; and 15 great-nieces and nephews. Mrs. CARTER was preceded in death by her father, Clarence ESSMAN; and one brother, James Elbert ESSMAN.

Funeral services for Byrd Mae CORDER, 95, of Webbers falls were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Lakeroad Church of Christ in gore, with Harvey Young officiating. Burial was in White Cemetery in Gore, under the direction of Millsap Funeral Service of Webbers Falls. Mrs. CORDER was born Jan. 10, 1905, in Keota, to Thomas Larkin HENDRIX and Maggie (WILLIAMS) HENDRIX. She died Thursday, June 1, 2000, in Muskogee. She married Jess CORDER March 21, 1926. He preceded her in death Nov. 7, 1998. Survivors include her children, Lark, George, Avon, Aleta, Flora Bell and Betty Jo; one sister, Addie; one brother, Charlie; 27 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Charles William "Bill" FOXX, 65, of Sallisaw will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Britton Funeral Home Chapel in Potosi, Mo., with the Rev. Leonard Compton officiating. Burial will be in Caledonia Cemetery in Caledonia, Mo., under the direction of Britton Funeral Home in Potosi. Mr. FOX was born  April 7, 1935, in Illinois, to Elmer and Bessie (SWINFORD) FOXX. He died Monday, June 5, 2000, in Sallisaw. He married Irma Jean McCLAIN  Sept. 2, 1956, in Bellview.  Survivors include his wife, Irma FOXX of the home; one daughter Kathy Jean; one son, Ricky William; three grandchildren; one sister, Shirley; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Mr. FOXX was preceded in death by one brother, Jimmy FOXX in 1961.

Graveside services for William Morgan "Bill" HUMPHREY Sr., 59, of Sallisaw were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Dripping Springs Cemetery, north of Van Buren, Ark., with the Rev. Ed Cherry officiating. Mr. HUMPHREY was born Feb. 5, 1941, in Pawpaw Bottoms, to George A. HUMPHREY and Loretta (TAYLOR) HUMPHREY. He died Sunday, June 4, 2000, in Sallisaw. He married Erma Jean SPOON Dec. 23, 1961, in Stilwell. Survivors include his wife, Erma HUMPHREY of the home; three daughters, Destiny , Kim and Terri; two sons, William Jr., and David; 11 grandchildren; two sisters, Mary and Glenda; two brothers, Randy and Mike; and several nieces, nephews; cousins and other relatives and friends. Arrangements were under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw.

Funeral services for Gene M. LORIS, 76, of Muldrow were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the First Lutheran Church in Fort Smith, Ark.Burial was in the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith, under the direction of Putman Funeral Home in Fort Smith. Mr. LORIS was born Feb. 29, 1924, in Fort Smith, to James and Hattie Belle LORIS. He died Thursday, June 1, 2000, at his home. He married Barbara VICK Jan 6, 1946. Survivors include his wife, Barbara of the home;  one daughter and son-in-law, Sylvia and Tom; three sons, Keith, Mark and Roy; two sisters, Katina and June; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Ruby HAMILTON MAHAN, 80, of Broken Arrow, formerly of Sallisaw, were held at 10 a.m. May 30, 2000, at the Broken Arrow Assembly of God Church, with the Revs. Michael Goldsmith and Junior Replogle officiating. Burial was in Floral Haven Memorial Garden in Broken Arrow, under the direction of Hayhurst Funeral Home in Broken Arrow. Mrs. MAHAN was born Nov. 22, 1919, in Sallisaw, to Luther and Nellie (BROWN) HINDMAN. She died Thursday, May 25, 2000, at Hillcrest Hospital in Tulsa. Survivors include two daughters  and one son-in-law, Glenda and Bill, and Wilma; one son, Charles; one sister, Ruth; one brother, Raymond; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Mrs. MAHAN was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph MAHAN; one son, Freddy HAMILTON; one grandson, Robbie LAUDETT; and one son-in-law, L.C. CARDWELL.

Funeral services for Shirlene Marie Coleman VANN, 50, of Muskogee are being held at 9 a.m. Thursday at Lescher-Millsap Chapel  in Muskogee. A second service will follow at 2 p.m. Thursday at Belefonte Baptist Church, north of Muldrow, with the Rev. Jerry Nofire officiating. Burial is in Belfonte Cemetery, under the direction of Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home in Muskogee. Mrs. VANN was born Oct. 21, 1949, in Nicut, to Richard and Sarah (SEABOLT) COLEMAN. She died Monday, June 5, 2000, in Muskogee. Survivors include her children, Ian, Brian, Rodney, Darren and Iva Renee; six sisters, Clara, Yvonne, Katherine, Susie, Shirley and Sharon; one half-sister, Dorothy; three brothers, Henry Jr., Henry Lee and Martin; and seven grandchildren. Mrs. VANN was preceded in death by three sisters, Geneva ROBERTS, Nancy SOAP, and Sally DAUGHERTY; and one half-sister, Maggie BUCK.

Sunday, June 11, 2000

Edward Stinson FRYE, 72, of Fort Smith, Ark., died Monday, June 5, 2000 at his home. Burial of Cremains were held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith. Memorial services followed at 10:30 a.m. at Roebuck Chapel of the First United Methodist Church in Fort Smith. Survivors include his wife, Jean of the home; two sons, William Charles and Dr. Edward Kent; one daughter, Karen Jean; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary; and one brother, Charles Oliver. Mr. FRYE was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Oliver FRYE and Mary ANDERSON FRYE.

Funeral services for Diane Lee GILLELAND, 46, of Cushing were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Covenant Fellowship Church in Cushing, with the Revs. Bill Allton Jr. and Art Fox officiating. Burial was in Euchee Valley Cemetery, east of Cushing, under the direction of Palmer Funeral Home in Cushing. Mrs. GILLELAND was born Jan. 30, 1954, in Kansas City, Mo., to James David HOLMAN and Dixie Lee (CUMMINGS) HOLMAN. She died Monday, June 5, 2000, at her home. She married Dennis GILLELAND Nov. 16, 1979, in Tulsa. Survivors include her husband, Dennis of the home; three sons, Dennis, Brian and Patrick Neal; two daughters, Shanda and Debbie; three brothers, Charles David, James Riley, and Brian; six sisters, Robin Louise, Bernice, Scherry Elise, DeLaine, Renee and Dara; her father, James David; nine grandchildren; sister-in-law, Linda; father-in-law, James and wife, Louise; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Mrs. GILLELAND was preceded in death by her mother, Dixie Lee BREEDEN on Dec. 31, 1995; and one sister, Bonnie SAYLER.

Funeral services for Garvis C. WOOTEN SR., 77, of Webbers Falls are being held at 10 a.m. Satruday at the Frist Baptist Church in webbers Falls, with the Rev. Clifford Hyslope officiating. Burial is in Snake Girty Cemetery, under the direction of Millsap Funeral Service in Webbers Falls. Mr. WOOTEN was born April 20, 1923, in Webbers Falls to Senite and Pauline (JACKSON) WOOTEN. He died Wednesday, June 7, 2000, in Sallisaw. He married Mary Reece May 4, 1946, in Muskogee.  Surviovrs include his wife, Mary WOOTEN of the home; four daughters, Margaret, Doris, Barbara and Jerl Dean; one son, Garvis Jr.; one brother, Bill; three sisters, Lorene, Neva and Joyce; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Mr. WOOTEN was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Jewel WOOTEN; one daughter, Sue Ann WOOTEN on March 16, 1950.

Thursday, June 15, 2000

Funeral services for George "Little Tommy" ABEL, 75, of Muskogee, Ok. were held at 10 a.m. Monday at Millsap Chapel in Fort Gibson with Chaplain Bill Crow officiating. Burial was at Fort Gibson National Cemetery under the direction of Millsap Funeral Service. Mr. ABEL was born July 18, 1924, in Vian, to Thomas and Georgia (RUARK) ABEL. He died Tuesday, June 6, 2000, in Muskogee. Survivors include three sons, Bill, Terry and Gary; two daughters, Carol and Shelly; one brother, Bill; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mr. ABEL was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Kim ABEL.

Funeral services for George A. CHEEK, Jr., 76, of Midwest City were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Paylor Funeral Home Chapel in Midwest City. Burial was in Arlington Memory Gardens under the direction of Paylor Midwest City Funeral Home. Mr. CHEEK was born March 6, 1924, in Sallisaw to George and Viva (BOYDSTON) CHEEK. He died June 10, 2000. Survivors include his wife, Norma CHEEK; two sons, George A. III and Mike; seven grandchildren; one brother, Clayton; and one sister, Cleo. Mr. CHEEK was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Bernice TAYLOR and one brother, J.D. CHEEK.

Funeral services for Sylvia HANES, 80, of Acorn, Ark., were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Beasley-Wood Funeral Home Chapel in Mena, Ark., with Brother Dardanelle Townsley officiating. Burial was in Old Dallas Cemetery in Mena, under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Mrs. HAYNES was born May 17, 1920, in Parker. She died Saturday, June 10, 2000 in Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith, Ark. She married  the late Floyd William HAYNES on May 25, 1938, in Stradford. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Patsy and O.L; one sister, Cornelia; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends. Mrs. HAYNES was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Ann HODG, her husband, Floyd William HAYNES,  two sisters, Ivy PIERCE and Ardell FOSHER; two brothers, Otis and Guy AUSTIN and a special niece, Ginger STILWELL.

Graveside services for Bennie Junior HARRISON, 73, of Jay, are being held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, at Sanders Cemetery, west of Sallisaw, with the Rev. Carl Page officiating. Burial is under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw. Mr. Harrison was born March 3, 1927, in Sallisaw, to Bennie HARRISON Sr. and Edna (PERRY) HARRISON. He died Saturday, June 10, 2000, in Tulsa. Mr. HARRISON married Lillian Maxine EDEN on June 1, 1983, in Pinole, Calif. Survivors include his wife, Maxine, of the home; three sons, Mike, Glenn and Rick; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary; and one brother, Pete.

Funeral services for Karen Lee HAMILTON OGLE, 53, of Sallisaw, were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, at Jones Memorial United Methodist Church in Hartford, Ark. Burial was in Hartford Memorial Park under the direction of McConnell Funeral Home in Hartford. Mrs. OGLE died Sunday, June 10, 2000, at her home.  She was the widow of Jack OGLE. Survivors include her mother, Connie; three stepsons, Kevin, Kent and Kelly; and eight step-grandchildren. Mrs. OGLE was also preceded in death by her father, Carl HAMILTON and her step-father, Kenneth FORD

Graveside services for Tex PARKER, 69, of Sallisaw, are being held at 1 p.m.  Thursday at Akins Cemetery, northeast of Sallisaw, with the Rev. Jerry Green officiating. Burial is under the direction of Mallory Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. PARKER was born March 18, 1831, in Mangum, to Fred PARKER and Josie May WILEMAN. He died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, in Sallisaw. Survivors include his wife, Janet Kay (HEDGES) PARKER of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Frank; two granddaughters; his mother, Josie May; one sister, Ruth; and six brothers, Bill, Jerry, Dewey, Fred Jr, Ted and Kenny.

Funeral services for Ruby A. ROLLER, 76, of Fort Smith, Ark., are being held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Lewis Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith. Burial is in Salem Cemetery at Cedarville, Ark., under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel. Mrs. ROLLER died Saturday, June 10, 2000, at her home.  Survivors include four daughters, Mary, Gayle, Carolyn and Judy; four sons, William, Jack, Ernest and Dwayne; one sister, Norma; one brother, Bobbie Joe; fourteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Calvin TREAT, 72, of Bokoshe, are being held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Smith, Ark. Burial is in the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith, with full military honors, under the directions of Edwards Funeral Home. Mr. TREAT died Satruday, June 10, 2000, in Fort Smith. Survivors include four daughters, Barbara, Karen, Lisa and Brenda; one son Calvin Jr.; two sisters, Betty and Bonnie; five brothers, Clayton, Clarence, Claude, Clyde and Carl;10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Memorial services for Virginia UPMEYER VANHANDEL, 25, of Aumsville, Ore., were held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Oregon. Born in Ontario, Ore. ,  Mrs. VANHANDEL  died Tuesday, May 30, 2000. She married Thomas VANHANDEL on December 4, 1999, in Lyons, Ore. Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Richard and Mary; father, John ; brother, John H. Jr.; aunts and uncles in this area, John and Genia,  Kelly and Helen; Bill and Kerri, James; and numerous other family member in Idaho and Oregon.

Funeral services for Amanda Lea WHITAKER WATTERS, 91, of Sallisaw, were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, at Agent Chapel in Sallisaw, with the Rev. Leroy Reid officiating. Burial was in Akins Cemetery, northeast of Sallisaw, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw. Mrs. WATTERS was born October 8, 1908, in Holland, Ark., to Jim MILLS and Lillie (HENDERSON) MILLS. She died Saturday, June 10, 2000, in Fort Smith, Ark. Mrs. WATTERS married Sidney Lee WHITAKER on December 9, 1933, in Greenbriar, Ark. Survivors include one daughter, Betty; one son, Harold; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Ruby and Maxine.

Sunday, June 18, 2000

Graveside services for Adolf HAGEMANN, 85, of Muskogee, formerly of Webbers Falls, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the U. S. National Cemetery in Ft. Gibson under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw. Mr. HAGEMANN was born Nov 27, 1914, in Celle, Germany to Arnold HAGEMANN and Clara (ZIMMER) HAGEMANN. He died Tuesday, June 13, 2000, in Muskogee. Mr. HAGEMANN married Emma Isabel HARTER on Oct. 12, 1966, in Carson City, Nev. Survivors include his wife, Emma I. HAGEMANN; one son, Thomas Lee; one stepdaughter, Rebecca L.; two stepsons, Donald E. and Richard M.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Graveside services for James "Jimmy" C. METHENY, 60, of Muldrow, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, at Lee's Chapel Cemetery, south of Muldrow, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Muldrow. Mr. METHENY was born April 4, 1940, in Paw Paw Bottoms, to Calvin Dalton METHENY and Wynona OWENSBY MARR. He died Monday, June 12, 2000, in Fort Smith, Ark. Survivors include one daughter, Lori Ann; six sons, Jimmy Jr., Mark, Brandon, Shawn, Daniel, and Robert;11 grandchildren; his mother, Wynona; one brother, Gary; and two sisters, Betty Ann and Sharon Kay.

Funeral services for Fay SANDERS, 87, of Roland, are being held at 2 p.m. Saturday, at Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Roland. Burial is in Shady Grove Cemetery under the direction of Rowell-Parish Mortuary of Fort Smith, Ark. Mrs. SANDERS died Sunday, June 11, 2000, in a local hospital. She attended Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include six grandchildren, Carolyn, Faye A., Donald F., Bertram G., Carmelita and Howard W.; six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Birdena.

Thursday,  June 22, 2000

Funeral services for Harley Basil BUNN, 73, of Greenwood, Ark., were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood. Burial was in Valley View Cemetey in Excelsior, Ark., under the direction of McConnell Funeral home. Mr. BUNN died Thursday, June 15, 2000, in Fort Smith, Ark. Survivors include his wife, Frances BUNN of the home; two sons, Larry L. and Keith R.; two daughters, Terri and Connie; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Myrtle; and two brothers, Donald and Dean.

Funeral services for Glenda Darnell DANNER, 59, of Vian are being held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Frist Freewill Baptist Church in Vian, with the Revs. Vernon Smith and Charles Smith officiating. Burial is in Garden of Memories Cemetery in Vian, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw. Mrs. DANNER was born Nov. 1, 1940, in Vian, to Burl LANCASTER and Virgie (WATTS) LANCASTER. She died Sunday, June 18, 2000, in Fort Smith, Ark. Mrs. DANNER married Loren Dean "Lorney" DANNER on Oct. 26, 1958, in Astoria. Survivors include her husband Lorney DANNER of the home; one daughter, Stacy Ann; one son, Marty Eugene; four grandchildren; and her mother, Virgie.

Graveside services for Myrtle Sue DERAMUS, 91, of Muldrow, were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, at Sallisaw City Cemetery, under the direction of Fentress Funeral Home in Fort Smith, Ark. Mrs. DERAMUS died Satruday, June 17, 2000, in Muldrow. Survivors include her husband, Clyde DERAMUS of Muldrow; two sons, R.C. and Edward; six grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Leon GILBERT, 79, of Charleston, Ark., are being held at 10 a.m. Thursday, at Smith Mortuary Chapel in Charleston Ark., with the Rev. Kenneth Elmore officiating. Burial is in Roselawn Cemetery in Fort Smith, Ark., under the direction of Smith Morturary, Inc. of Charleston. Mr. GILBERT was born Jan. 18, 1921, at Jasper, Texas, to Leon and Hattie GILBERT. He died Monday, June 19, 2000, in a Paris, Ark. hospital. Survivors include his wife, Muriel GILBERT of LaMarque, Texas; two daughters, Becky, Robin; four sons, Trent, Jerry, Gary, and Leon Jr.; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Bernice and Ruby.

Funeral services for Rick GOTTLIEB, 46, of Roland, are being held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Edwards Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Smith, Ark. Burial is in the U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith, under the direciton of Edwards Funeral Home. Mr. GOTTLIEB died Tuesday, June 20, 2000, in Roland. Survivors include his wife, Cindy GOTTLIEB; one son, Ryan; his parents, Stephen Edward and Lucille (WELSH) GOTTLIEB; one sister, Linda J. ; three brother, Ronald J., Kenneth E. and Michael C.; two nieces; and one nephew.

Funeral services for Asa "Ace" HISER, 80, of Stigler, were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Shiloh Assembly of God Church, with the Rev. Kenny Smith and the Rev. Harmon Hiser officiating. Burial was in Mountain Home Cemetery in Whitefield, under the direction of Mallory Funeral Home of Stigler.  Mr. HISER was born Aug. 21, 1919, at Asher, to Seldon and Oma (HUDON) HISER. He died Thursday , June 15, 2000, in Stigler. Survivors include his wife, Imogene, of the home; one daughter, Norma; three stepdaughters, Barbara and husband, Keith, and Linda, Ellen and husband, three sons, Stanley and wife Janice, and Harmon and wife Carolyn, and Steve and wife Sharron; three sisters, Wanda, Norma Dean, and Betty; three brothers, Verdon, Harold and Denver; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends. Mr. HISER was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Verna; one sister, Floy KEYLING; and one brother, Don HISER.

Funeral services for George L. LEE, 87, of Sallisaw, were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Agent Chapel in Sallisaw, with the Rev. Brian Zinck and Dwane Kirkland officiating. Burial was in Sallisaw City Cemetery, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home. Mr. LEE was born Nov. 27, 1912, in Estelline, Texas, to Ivanhoe Rex LEE and Eva Mae (CRANDALL) LEE. He died Sunday, June 18, 2000, in Fort Smith, Ark. He married Gana Lee WELCH on Jan. 6, 1932, in Chatsworth, Ga. She preceded him in death Nov. 11, 1980. Survivors include one daughter, Jena May; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Juanita and Dixie; one daughter-in-law, Pat; one son-in-law, Wayne; and four sisters-in-law.  Mr. LEE was also preceded in death by one son, Samuel C. LEE in 1995, and one daughter, Mary Etta NICHOLSON in 1998.

Funeral services for Marjorie I. LOUTON of Gore, 88 are pending. Burial will be in Reese, Mich. in Denmark Township Cemetery, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw and Ware-Smith-Woolever & Co. Funeral Home in Reese. Mrs. LOUTON was born Feb. 11, 1912, in Tuscola County, Mich., to Wheeler FINDLAY and Alice (McARTHUR) FINDLAY. She died Monday, June 19, 2000, in Gore. Survivors include; two sons, David and Gary; two daughters, Sherrill and Bonnie; and eight grandchildren.

Graveside services for Della DAVIS MAYFIELD, 91, of Sallisaw, are being held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Sallisaw City Cemetery, with the Rev. Ken Macken officiating. Burial is under the direction of Mallory Funeral Home in Sallisaw. Mrs. MAYFIELD was born Aug. 19, 1908, in Hanson, to Tom TROTTER and Luella (SEABOLT) TROTTER.  She died Monday, June 19, 2000, in Sallisaw. Survivors include one son, James "Jiggs" and his wife, Patsy; three grandsons; seven step-grandchildren; four step-daughters, Volla, Alta, Francis, and Helen; and one brother and sister-in-law, Sam and Myrtle. Mrs. MAYFIELD was preceded in death by her parents; three husbands, George DAVIS, Younger BROWNFIELD and John MAYFIELD; one grandson, George DAVIS; and several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services for Mildred O'NEAL, 77, of Branch, Ark., were held at 2 p.m. Monday, at Mt. Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Branch, with the Rev. Michael A. Bright officiating. Burial was in Mt. Hope. Cemetery northeast of Branch, under the direction of Smith Mortuary of Charleston, Ark. Mrs. O'NEAL was born Oct. 21, 1922,  in Ratcliff, Ark., to Bon D. REED and Vera (NUNN) REED. She died Friday, June 16, 2000, in her home. Survivors include her husbnd, Arvene, of the home; one daughter, Janice; three sons, Jimmy, Gary and Tim; 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Hilda Jane; three brothers, Lyndal, Billy Rex and M.C. "Bob".

Funeral services for Venita Jean PARKER, 48, of Omaha, Neb. were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Roeder Mortuary of Omaha, with the Rev. Harlan Haupt officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Omaha, under the direction of Roeder Mortuary, Inc. Mrs. PARKER was born Jan. 24, 1952,  in Alma, Ark. She died Wednesday, June 14, 2000, in Omaha. Survivors include her husband, Gerald PARKER, of the home; two daughters, LaTonya and LaTrina; one son, Anthony; two grandchildren; her mother, Dorothy; eight sisters, Patricia, Felecia, Jeanetta, LaDonna, Gina Renee, Etoshia, Shirley, and Elaine; five brothers, Victor, Michael, Willie, Terry and Rodney; and a host of nieces, nephews and many special fiends. Mrs. PARKER was preceded in death by her father, two sons and one daughter.

Erma Rose SLATTERY, 518 West Chickasaw, Sallisaw, died Thursday evening, June 15 in Sallisaw. Erma was born Mrch 1, 1924 at Saskatchewan, Canada, to Thomas Matthew KETTER of Winnepeg, Canada and Nellie May EDGERLY KETTER.She married Steve SLATTERY, who preceded her in death. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, James and Merlin KETTER. Survivors include her sister, Mrs. Ethel M. (Dorothy); a niece, Marjorie.

Funeral services for Barbara Gene SHELL, 64, of Fort Smith, Ark., were held at 1 p.m. Monday, at the Heritage Oaks Freewill Baptist. Burial was in Oak Cemetery in Fort Smith, under the direction of Putman Funeral Home of Fort Smith. Mrs. SHELL died Thursday, June 15, 2000, in Barling, Ark. Survivors include her husband, Jackie, of the home; two daughters, Nora and husand, B.J., and Martha and husband Michael; one son, Carl and wife, Melinda; one stepson, Robert; 12 grandchildren; and two sisters, Martha and Nora. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Lorretta HAGY, two sisters, Nettie BIGGERSTAFF and Mellissia WILSON; one brother, Raymond BOSLEY, her parents, William and Mary BOSLEY; and one daughter-in-law, Paula HAGY.   

Funeral services for Gerald Minor SPARKMAN, 61, of Sallisaw, were held at 2 p.m., Monday, at Agent Chapel in Sallisaw, with the Rev. Chester Guinn officiating. Burial was in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Muldrow, undr the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mr. SPARKMAN was born Feb. 22, 1939, in Crawford County, Ark., to Ed SPARKMAN and Jessie (MINOR) SPARKMAN. He died Satruday, June 17, 2000, in Sallisaw. Mr. SPARKMAN married Susan SULLIVAN on June 15, 1998, in Las Vegas, Nev. Survivors include his wife, Susan SPARKMAN of the home; three daughters, Pattie Sue, Tammy Jean, and Ruby Gail; one son, Dudley Minor; one stepson, Wes; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Margaret Sue, Elizabeth Ann and Patty Lou; and one brother, Ronnie Earl. Mr. SPARKMAN was preceded in death by one son, James Steven SPARKMAN and one brother, Eddie Ray SPARKMAN.

Sunday, June 25, 2000

Graveside services for L. Marie FULLER, 56, of Bixby were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Oak Cemetery Pavillion in Fort Smith, Ark., under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith. Mrs. FULLER died Tuesday, June 20, 2000, at her home. Survivors include two daughters, Michelle and Lisa; her mother, Mary; and one brother, John W.

Funeral services for Minnie Ann JOHNSON, 85, of Mansfield, Ark., were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, at First United Methodist Church in Mansfield. Burial was in Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield, under the direction of Martin Funeral Home in Mansfield. Mrs. JOHNSON, died Tuesday, June 20, 2000, in a Greenwood, Ark., nursing home. Survivors include one son, Jim and wife, Donna ; one daughter, Margaret and husband, Gerald; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Roy. Mrs. JOHNSON was preceded in death by her husband, Harold, and one son, Bill.  

Graveside services for Ann RISLEY, 58, of Vian, are being held at 11 a.m. Satruday, at Box Cemetery north of Vian under the direction of Agent Funeral home in Sallisaw. Mrs. RISLEY was born Aug. 6, 1941, in Robbinsville, N.C., to Calvin Bruce HYDE and Mary Emma (STEWART) HYDE. She died Wednesday, June 21, 2000, in Muskogee. Mrs. RISLEY married John William RISLEY on Aug. 9, 1966, in Reno, Nev. He preceded her in death on Nov. 13, 1995. Survivors include: two daughters, Terry and Johnie Sue; three grandchildren; four sisters, Shelby J., Eva Marie, Joyce and Joan; six brothers, Hershell, Norman, Calvin B., Jimmy, Danny, and Randy.

Thursday, June 29, 2000

Funeral services for Sarah Imogene BARRICK , 66, of Gore, are being held at the First United Methodist Church in Gore, with the Rev. Alan McIntire officiating. Burial is in Gore City Cemetery under the direciton of Agent Funeral Home in Gore.  Mrs. BARRICK was born Oct. 21, 1933, in Eldon, to Floyd Emmanuel GREEN and Dela Delilah (BLY) GREEN. She died Tuesday, June 27, 2000, in Gore. Mrs. BARRICK married Gordon Keith BARRICK, June 27, 1950, in Fort Smith, Ark. Survivors include her husband, Gordon K. BARRICK of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and L.D. ;  two sons and one daughter-in-law, Sammy and Diann, and Steven Edward; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Deloris. Mrs. BARRICK was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Lewis GREEN and one sister, Lenora DICKENSON.

A funeral Mass for Sharon Lynne HAEGGQUIST, 57, of Cookson, is being held at 12 noon, Wednesday, at the Cookson Catholic Church, with Father Jeffrey Polasek officiating. A private family burial will follow, under the direction of Reed-Culver Funeral Home in Tahlequah. Mrs. HAEGGQUIST was born Jan. 26, 1943, in Long Beach, Calif. , to Charles James and Keith E. SAWYER. She died Sunday, June 25, 2000. Mrs. HAEGGQUIST married Joseph B. HAEGGQUIST, Sept. 16, 1961. Survivors include her husband, Joseph of the home; one daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Jim; one son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Shellie; eight grandchildren; her father, Charles J. MOORE ; one brother and sister-in-law, Terrance W. and Sandy; mother and father-in-law, Sherman and Hetty; and one sister-in-law, Kathy.

Funeral services for AnnaBell GOODWIN KILPATRICK HARKINS, 74, of Spiro, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, at Birch Chapel in Spiro, with the Rev. James Craig officiating. Burial will be in Sallisaw City Cemetery, under the direction of Mallory Funeral Home in Spiro. Mrs. HARKINS was born June 28, 1925, in Peoria, Ill., to Thomas  GOODWIN and Pearl (REEVES) GOODWIN. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles "Buddy" and Douglas and Janice; two grandsons, Glen and Barry; one sister and brother-in-law, Dick and Shirley; and nieces and nephews. Mrs. HARKINS was preceded in death by her husbands, Glen KILPATRICK and Troy HARKINS; one sister, Ruby GOODWIN; and two brothers, Donald GOODWIN and Billy GOODWIN.

Funeral services for Henry HOOVER, 88, of Long Community Church, with the Revs. Curtis Mitchell and Al Ruckman officiating. Burial was under the direction of Mallory Funeral Home in Sallisaw. Mr. HOOVER was born Feb. 24, 1912, in Van Buren, Ark., to Charles James HOOVER and Mary (MARS) HOOVER. He died Sunday, June 25, 2000, in Fort Smith, Ark. Survivors include his wife, Maudie (WHISENHUNT) HOOVER of the home; one daughter Freda; one son and daughter-in-law, Henry Ronald and Helen; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Opal; and one brother, Eugene.

Graveside services for Edna PRICE, 97, of Sallisaw, were held at 1 p.m. Monday, with the Rev. Andy Reed officiating. Burial was in Rattan Cemetery in Rattan, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw. Mrs. PRICE was born Sept. 6, 1902, in Ravia, Oklahoma, I.T., to James I. GORE and Julia Frances (ROMINES) GORE. She died Friday, June 23, 2000, in Sallisaw. Mrs. PRICE married Clifford PRICE Dec. 23, 1930, in Cornish. He preceded her in death on Sept. 9, 1972. Survivors include one sister-in-law, Alene; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews including, Fran. Mrs. PRICE was also preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Ziona BUSSERY, Corine NICK and Edith McDONALD; and three brothers, W.L., Clarence and Clifton GORE.

Funeral services for Hattie Reba SMITH, 79, of Checotah, were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church in Checotah, with Doctor Jim Hewitt officiating.  Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home in Checotah. Mrs. SMITH was born May 22, 1921, in Mannford, to Robert L. and Isaac Marie(HAROLD) WALKER.  She died Friday, June 23, 1000, in Muskogee.  Mrs. SMITH married A. Newell  SMITH on Dec. 27, 1938, in Sallisaw. Surviovrs include one son and daughter-in-law, Leo and Cindy; two grandchildren, Steve and his wife, Carol, and Seana and her husband Joe; four great-grandchildren,, Grant and Courtney, Jesse and Jay; one sister, Seba; two nephews, Special friends and adopted daughters; Pat and Debbie.Mrs. SMITH was preceded in death by her husband, A. Newell SMITH in August of 1995, and her parents.

Funeral services for Melba Dean TANKERSLEY, 62, of Van Buren, Ark., were held at 2:30 p.m., Monday at the Northpark Baptist Church  in Van Buren. Burial was in Gracelawn. Cemetery under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren. Mrs. TANKERSLEY died Friday, June 23, 2000, in Van Buren.  Survivors include her husband, James W. TANKERSLEY of the home; one daughter, Pam; three sons, Danny, Steve and Clinton; nine grandchildren; two sisters, Freddie and Marilyn; and four brothers, Byram, Harold, Donald and Melburn.

Funeral services for Robert H. "Bob" WRIGHT, 79, of Vian, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, at the Blackgum First Baptist Church in Blackgum, with the Revs. Dale Ritter and Bob Shoemaker officiating. Burial was in Box Cemetery north of Vian, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaaw. Mr. WRIGHT was born March 13, 1921, in Vian, to Robert Henry WRIGHT and Delilia (COOK) WRIGHT. He died Satruday, June 24, 2000, in Sallisaw. Mr. WRIGHT married Elizabeth "Liz" WRIGHT on Nov. 19, 1938, in Blackgum. Survivors include his wife, Liz, of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Pat and Bill and Lois and Joe; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

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