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Sequoyah County Times September 1998


September 3, 1998

Funeral services for Priscilla Fern HAMILTON, 74, of Vian will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Vian Baptist Church, with the Rev. Tommy Clark officiating. Burial will be in Akins Cemetery, northeast of Sallisaw, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Sallisaw. Mrs. HAMILTON was born Feb. 17, 1924, in Akins, to Silas McClure SPEAR and Ruby FLOYD SPEAR. She died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, in Tahlequah. She married Paul Eugene HAMILTON April 8, 1944, in Roswell, N. M. He preceded her in death Feb. 8, 1991. Survivors include her mother, Ruby SPEAR; two sons, Larry and Barry; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four brothers, Nate, Bob, Jack and Dwight;

Funeral services for Clyde "Mutt" HARVELL, 81, of Spiro were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Assembly of God Church in Muldrow, with the Rev. Dale Phelps officiating. Burial was in Upper Camp Creek Cemetery, northeast of Muldrow under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Muldrow. Mr. HARVELL was born Jan. 30, 1917, in Roland, to Ewing Wesley HARVELL and Pearl Maud (ROSE) HARVELL. He died Friday, Aug. 28, 1998, in Fort Smith, Ark. He married Rubye Elizabeth JACKSON May 7, 1935, in Muldrow. She preceded him in death April 30, 1987. Survivors include one daughter, Linda; five sons, Everett, Ewing, Jim, Ray and Carlos; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Gladys and Lucille; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Mr. HARVELL was also preceded in death by one brother, Claudie, one grandson, Tony HARVELL, and two great-granddaughters, Shawntae MCVAY and Heather CRAWFORD.

Funeral services for Earlean MAXWELL, 75, of Pocola are being held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Putman Funeral Home Chapel in Fort Smith, Ark. Burial is in Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Putman Funeral Home. Mrs. MAXWELL died Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998, in a local hospital. Survivors include five daughters, Carolan, Barbara, Priscillia, Nancy and Janet; Five sons, James, Robert, Billie, Richard and Edward; one sister, Faye; two brothers, Troy and L. B.; 27 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Mrs. MAXWELL was preceded in death by her husband, Lester MAXWELL and one son, Tommie.

Funeral services for Violet PEVEHOUSE PRESSON, 91, of Fort Smith, Ark., were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Lewis Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith. Burial was in Coop Prairie Cemetery in Mansfield, Ark., under the direction of Lewis Funeral Chapel. Mrs. PRESSON died Sunday, Aug. 30, 1998, in a local hospital. Survivors include one daughter, Patsy; two sons, Tommie and Jerry; two sisters, Dortha and Margaret; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Mrs. PRESSON was preceded in death by her husband, Ollie PRESSON.

Private family memorial services for Troy Dwayne SAVAGE, 59, of Roland will be held at Lewis Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith, Ark. The body was cremated. Mr. SAVAGE died Monday, Aug. 31, 1998, in a Fort Smith hospital. Survivors include his wife, Edna; six daughters, Sharon, Karen, Penny, Karen, Joyce and Judy; four sons, Mark, Steven, Roy and Mike; his mother, Beatrice; three sisters, Carol , Salada and Teresea; three brothers, Owen , Ricky and Pi; 22 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services for Wayne SIZEMORE, 59, of Sallisaw were held at 2 p.m. Aug. 19 at Agent Chapel in Sallisaw, with the Rev. Leroy Reid officiating. Burial was in McCoy Cemetery, north of Sallisaw, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw. Mr. SIZEMORE was born April 2, 1939, in Sallisaw, to Youl and Mary Faye (BIAS) SIZEMORE. He died Sunday, Aug. 16, 1998, in Sallisaw. Survivors include one daughter, Rena; two sons, Alan and Timmy; six grandchildren, Shawna, Melissa, Sonya, Jennifer, Eric and Derek; one great-grandchild, Hannah; his mother, Faye; three sisters, Dorothy, Geliea, and Carolyn; three brothers, Bill, Donnie and Bobby Dale

September 6, 1998

Graveside services for Sam Nelson BLEVINS, 74, of Sallisaw are being held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Akins Cemetery, northeast of Sallisaw, with the Rev. Terry Gurthrie officiating. Mr. BLEVINS was born April 1, 1924, in Chewey, to William David BLEVINS and Mary Alta (PHELPS) BLEVINS. He died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, in Sallisaw. Survivors include one sister, Maryann. Arrangements are under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw

Graveside services for Ray BROWN, 59, of Vian were held at 10 a.m. Friday at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Vian, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw. Mr. BROWN was born Sept. 24, 1938, in Arkansas, to Virgil Ray BROWN and Lillie Beulah (EDGMON) BROWN. He died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998, in Sallisaw.  Survivors include one sister, Nora; and one brother, Charley.

Funeral services for Wilburn L. GOSS, Sr., 67, of Vian are being held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Vian High School Auditorium, with the Rev. T. D. Drew officiating. Burial is in Rose Lawn Cemetery under the direction of Evening Spring Funeral Home in Muskogee. Mr. GOSS was born Oct. 21, 1930, in Sand Town Bottoms of Vian. He died Saturday, Aug. 29, 1998, in Vian. Survivors include his wife, Patricia GOSS of the home; one son, Wilburn Jr.; two daughters, Maria and Vanessa; four step-daughters, Belinda, Crystal, Tinker and Colleen; and one step-son Raymond.

Funeral services for Carl Merle HIXSON, 95, of Muldrow are being held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Church of the Nazarene in Muldrow, with he Revs Wayne Strang and Johnnie Harrison officiating. Burial is in Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Fort Smith, Ark., under the direction of Agent Funeral Home of Muldrow. Mr. HIXSON was born Jan. 20, 1903, in Paris, Ark., to Luther Gerome HIXSON and Annie Mae (TURNTINE) HIXSON. He died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, in Fort Smith. He married Zelma Eula JACKSON July 3, 1925, in Fort Smith. She preceded him in death Feb. 25, 1978. Survivors include two daughters, Myrl and Atha; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Everett and Waydron; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for George SERATT, 80, of Talihina are being held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Agent Chapel in Muldrow. Burial is in Seabolt Cemetery, north of Muldrow, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Muldrow. Mr. SERATT was born Aug. 20, 1918, in Sequoyah County, to John and Flora (EWING) SERATT. He died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1998, in Talihina. Survivors include one sister, Elsie ; and one brother Lowell.

Funeral services for Ima HENRY WADE, 86, of Sallisaw were held at 2 p.m. Friday at Agent Chapel in Sallisaw, with the Rev. David Rhoads officiating. Burial in Sallisaw City Cemetery, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw. Mrs. WADE was born Nov. 23, 1911, in Brent, to Bob and Mary (CHASTAIN) SMITH. She died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998, in Van Buren, Ark. Survivors include two daughters, Jessie Mae and Carolyn Ann; three sons, Lloyd , Bob and Linville; 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Flora; one half-sister, Marie; and one half-brother, Ade.


September 10, 1998

Graveside services for Jerry Glen BROWN, 46, of Sallisaw were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Rocky Point Cemetery, east of Rocky Point under the direction of Mallory-Wheeler Funeral Home in Sallisaw. Mr. BROWN was born April 14, 1952, in Sallisaw, to William J. BROWN and Bessie (WOODS) BROWN. He died Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, in Sallisaw. Survivors include one daughter, Autumn; his mother, Bessie; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Lois Gail and Connie, and Patty and Dennie, and Cathy and Mike; and two brothers and one sister-in-law, Bill W. and Cathy, and Don.

Funeral services for John BURT, Jr., 49, of Grand Rapids, Minn., were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Grace Bible Chapel in Grand Rapids. Burial was in the Itasca-Calvary Cemetery in Grand Rapids, under the direction of Libbey Funeral Home in Grand Rapids. Mr. BURT was born Aug. 5, 1949, in Bakersfield, Calif., to John BURT Sr. and Wilma BURT. He died Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998, in Grand Rapids. He married Kathleen RIEHLE Dec. 12, 1975, in Grand Rapids. Survivors include his wife, Kathleen BURT of the home; one daughter, Jennifer; his father John; three brothers, Glen, Lonnie and Ronnie; one sister Margaret Ann; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dennis and Lenny.

Funeral services for Harold Ray DENNY, 60, of Muldrow were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Copic Baptist Church in Nicut with the Revs. Mark Merrill and Bradley Dyer officiating. Burial was in Seabolt Cemetery, northeast of Muldrow, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Muldrow. Mr. DENNY was born Feb. 14, 1938, in the Copic community, to Charles Virgil DENNY and Leona Lucille (FLANAGAN) DENNY. He died Sunday, Sept. 6, 1998, in Fort Smith, Ark. Survivors include two sons, Harold Ray II and Frankie Wayne; several grandchildren; six sisters, Carol Mae, Sandra, Martha, Regina, Judy and Marsha; one brother, Phillip; and one half-brother, Lyle.

Funeral services for Jim FEARS, 91, of Van Buren, Ark., are being held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren. Burial is in Macedonia Cemetery, near Uniontown, Ark., under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren. Mr. FEARS died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998, at his home. Survivors include his wife, Ora A. FEARS of the home; two daughters, Connie and Joyce; one son, J. E. ; Five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Graveside services for Austin Eugene GOFF Sr., 53, of Roland are being held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Liberty Cemetery, north of Roland, with the Rev. Vernon McGrew officiating. Mr. GOFF was born Dec. 21, 1944, in Casa Grande, Ariz. to Austin Hillard GOFF and Oleta Lenora (FOLLOWELL) GOFF. He died Sunday, Sept. 6, 1998, in Fort Smith, Ark. He married Connie Myra DYE Aug. 23, 1963, in Poteau. Survivors include his wife, Connie Myra GOFF of the home; one daughter Myra Gean; one son, Austin Eugene Jr.; eight grandchildren; his mother, Oleta; six sisters, Dorothy, Barbara, Sherri, Doris, June, Lavada; and two brothers, Johnny and Delbert. Arrangements are under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Muldrow.

Graveside services for Rex Aaron HILL, 95, of Sallisaw were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sallisaw City Cemetery, with Dr. Lee Woodard and the Rev. David Blake officiating. Mr. HILL was born Oct. 20, 1902, in McIntosh District, Oklahoma Indian Territory, to Charlie and Viteria (COPELAND) HILL. He died Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, in Tahlequah. Survivors include four nieces, Willie, Doris, Inez and Kathryn; four nephews, Jack, Bud, Gene and Jimmy; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and special friends, Lloyd and Mary Frances JACKSON. Arrangements were under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw.

Funeral services for James William KYLE, 63, of Derby, Kan. were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Blunt Baptist Church, north of Sallisaw with the Rev. Leroy Reid officiating. Burial was in Buffington Cemetery, west of Sallisaw, under the direction of Mallory-Wheeler Funeral Home in Sallisaw. Mr. KYLE was born Sept. 20, 1934, in Sallisaw, to Walter and Princess (ALES) KYLE. He died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 1998, in a Wichita, Kan. hospital.
Survivors include two daughters, Kristi and Karen; one sister Jeanne; one brother Jerry; two grandchildren, Hannah and Tucker; two nieces and two nephews.

Funeral services for Jewel LEE, 85, of Sallisaw are being held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Assembly of God Church in Sallisaw, with the Rev. Terry Gurthrie officiating. Burial is in Sallisaw City Cemetery, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw. Mrs. LEE was born Oct. 7, 1912, in Danville, Ark., to George and Judy (POWERS) MCCLURE. She died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998, in Fort Smith, Ark. She married John Spy LEE July 15, 1934, in McKey. He preceded her in death Jan. 4, 1997. Survivors include two daughters, Iva and Wanda; four sons, Wilburn, Herbert, Harrell and Ronnie; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Syble MORTON, 77, of Webbers Falls were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Assembly of God Church in Webbers Falls, with the Rev. Glen Cox officiating. Burial was in Vaught Cemetery, near Webbers Falls, under the direction of Millsap Funeral Service in Webbers Falls. Mrs. MORTON was born Oct. 25, 1920, in Webbers Falls, to John and Etta BELL JUDKINS. She died Sunday, Sept. 6, 1998, in Tulsa. She married Loyd MORTON on Sept. 17, 1937, in Webbers Falls. Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Loyd MORTON of the home; three sons, Ronald Dean, Loyd Wayne and Johnny; two daughters, Barbara and Patricia; one sister, Vay; 14 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Mrs. MORTON was preceded in death by one daughter, Shirley Ann MORTON and one son, Danny MORTON.

Funeral services for Freddy Way NORVELL, 67, of Muldrow were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Agent Chapel in Muldrow, with the Revs. Lewis Norvell and Homer Norvell Jr. officiating. Burial was in Liberty Cemetery, north of Roland, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Muldrow. Mr. NORVELL was born Feb. 10, 1931, in Oklahoma City, to Homer Way NORVELL Sr. and Opal E. (MARSH) NORVELL. He died Friday Sept. 4, 1998, in Fort Smith, Ark. He married Nina LITTLE Jan. 19, 1979, in the Bible Baptist Church in Shawnee. Survivors include his wife, Nina NORVELL of the home; three sons, Billy, Greg and Steve; three grandsons, Billy, Brad and Toby; two granddaughters, Melissa and Amanda; two sisters, Louella and Loretta June; and three brothers, Donald, Homer and Lewis.

Graveside services for Basil Lee ROBERSON, 73, of Vian were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Brent Cemetery, south of Sallisaw, with Dr. Lee Woodard officiating. Mr. ROBERSON was born Oct. 28, 1924, in Gans, to William V. ROBERSON and Callie (MCCOMBS) ROBERSON. He died Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, in Vian. He married Bessie Ola STEPHENS July 29, 1961, in Sallisaw. She preceded him in death Aug. 29, 1976. Survivors include two cousins, Opal and Marvin. Arrangements were under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw.

Funeral services for Clifford C. SUMPTER, 60, of Vian were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Vian Baptist Church with the Revs. Leroy Reid and Tommy Clark officiating. Burial was in Garden of Memories Cemetery in Vian, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw. Mr. SUMPTER was born April 3, 1938, in Notchietown, to Andrew and Almeda (BROWN) SUMPTER. He died Sunday, Sept. 6, 1998, in Fort Smith, Ark. He married Willa Ray SKAGGS Nov. 1, 1957, in Vian. She preceded him in death Nov. 27, 1981. Survivors include four daughters and sons-in-law, Tambra and Bruce, Rhonda and Kim, Kathleen and Bob, and Cindi and Michael; seven grandchildren, Jennifer, Shanna, William, Brittany, Clint, Bob and David; two sisters, Doris and Ruth; five brothers, Howard, Arvil, Harold, Jim and Calvin.

Funeral services for Oma Christine WRIGHT, 77, of Sallisaw were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Agent Chapel in Sallisaw, with the Revs. Larry Don Marley and Lee Thornell officiating. Burial was in Brushy Cemetery, north of Sallisaw, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw. Mrs. WRIGHT was born Feb. 23, 1921, in the Brushy community, to Robert Richard BALL and Effie Lee (GRIFFIN) BALL. She died Friday, Sept. 4, 1998, in Sallisaw. Survivors include three sisters, Dorothy, Laveta and Omega; one brother Junior; 23 nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Mrs. WRIGHT was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney Conway WRIGHT.


September 13, 1998

Mary Frances (SIMPSON) CARGILL, 66, went to be with her Heavenly Father Friday, Sept. 11, after a courageous 21-year battle with cancer and complications. Mary died peacefully at her beloved rural home on the historic Simpson family farm near Simpson Road in Logan Co. Services will be Sept. 15 at Seward Road Baptist Church, in Guthrie under the direction of Smith Funeral Home. Mary was born Jan. 21, 1932, at Seward the seventh of nine children born to John B. and Selma SIMPSON, now deceased. Mary is survived by two daughters, Ramona and Pattsi; two stepsons, Tommy and Larry CARGILL; 16 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and more than 70 foster grandchildren. Mary is also survived by her sister, Ferne MILLER; brothers, Ben SIMPSON, Jerome SIMPSON, John B. SIMPSON, Jr. and Leonard SIMPSON. Mary is also survived by many nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, and many first and second cousins in the SIMPSON, BOHLKEN, MAKER and GLENN families.; Aunts Gent MATTHEWS and Nadine BOHLKEN. Besides her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Odis CARGILL; brothers, Eugene, Dale and Doug, and two great grandchildren.

Graveside services for Gene Lee FIELDS, 62, of Oklahoma City are being held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Akins Cemetery, northeast of Sallisaw, with the Rev. Herbert Lee officiating. Mr. FIELDS was born Feb. 22, 1936, in Chandler, Ariz., to John Henry FIELDS and Willie Mae (SHROPSHIRE) FIELDS. He died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998, in Oklahoma City. He married Nadia Effie BOLING July 3, 1959, in Sallisaw. Survivors include his wife, Nadia FIELDS of the home; three daughters, Carolyn Ann, Brenda Sue and Ginger Louise; one son, Johnny Lee; two grandchildren, Eric Van and April Jean; three step-grandchildren, Amber Nicole, Tamara Lynn and David Carroll; six sisters, Retha Mae, Dorothy Louise, Helen, Georgia, Betty Arlen and Bobbie; two brothers, J. C. and Edward Leon; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Mr. FIELDS was preceded in death by twin grandsons, Justin Gene and Dustin Wayne.

Graveside services for Willie C. "Billie" MUGLESTON, 78, of Gore were held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Stevenson Cemetery in Gore, with elder Lynn Hubler Jr. officiating. Mrs. MUGLESTON was born Sept. 25, 1919, in Keota, to William Issac WYRICK and Mary Edna (SMITHSON) WYRICK. She died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998, at Intensiva Hospital of Eastern Oklahoma in Muskogee. She married Alvin M. MUGLESTON Feb. 29, 1948. Survivors include two sons, Ronald Milton and F. L. "Sonny"; two sisters, Ann Laura and Carol Jacqueline; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Mrs. MUGLESTON was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Alvin on Nov. 13, 1986, two daughters, Leola Kathleen KINGSFORD and Lucrecia PHILLIPS, two sisters, Dolly Mary and Ruby Leah, a brother, Joseph Charles WYRICK; a granddaughter, Kim Elaine MAPES and a great-grandchild, Dalton ABRAHANSEN. Arrangements were under the direction of Millsap Funeral Service in Webbers Falls.


September 17, 1998

Funeral services for Edna Faye CORBELL, 75, of Charleston, Ark., were held at 10 a.m. Monday at Smith Mortuary Chapel in Charleston, with Travis Huffman officiating. Burial was in Nixson Cemetery in Charleston under the direction of Smith Mortuary, Inc. in Charleston. Mrs. CORBELL was born Feb. 8, 1923, in Sallisaw, to Mr. and Mrs. John GIBBENS. She died Thursday, Sept. 10, 1998, in Sparks Regional Medical Center in Fort Smith, Ark.
Survivors include one daughter, Marilyn; two sons, Alan and Michael; and four brothers, Eugene, R. L., Carl and John Jr.

Graveside services for Geneva Elizabeth FOOKS, 89, of Vian are being held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Vian, with the Rev. James Ogden officiating. Mrs. FOOKS was born April 2, 1909, in Indianola, to William Washington WHITTENBURG and Melinda Elizabeth (WEBB) WHITTENBURG. She died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, in Vian. Survivors include one sister, Marie; and other relatives and friends. Arrangements are under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw.

Funeral services for Olen RIDER, 86, of Marble City were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Marble City Holiness Church, with Gary Blankenship officiating. Burial was in Marble City Cemetery under the direction of Mallory-Wheeler Funeral Home in Sallisaw. Mr. Rider was born April 12, 1912, in Sallisaw, to Samuel and Lillie (WILTSHIRE) RIDER. He died Monday, Sept. 14, 1998, at his home. He married Irene Kennedy July 29, 1941, in Tahlequah. Survivors include his wife, Irene RIDER of the home; four daughters and sons-in-laws, Thelma and Larry Don, Phyllis and Ed. Patricia and Harold, and Kathy and LeRoy; one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Bonnie; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.



September 20, 1998

Graveside services for Hattie Katherine BENNETT, 64, of Ratliff were held at 2 p.m.. Friday at Akins Cemetery, northeast of Sallisaw, with the Rev. John H. Ewart officiating. Mrs. BENNETT was born Jan. 1, 1934, in Sallisaw, to Forest Fountain ROGERS and Daisy Blanche (KENNEDY) ROGERS. She died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 1998, in Healdton, Carter County. Survivors include one daughter, Deborah; two sons, Melvin Leon and Charles Lessley; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Ruth, Christin and Juanita. Arrangements were under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw.

Funeral services for Paul Dean BENNETT, 40, of Ramona were held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Ramona First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Kenton White officiating. Interment was in the Ramona Cemetery under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home in Bartlesville. Mr. BENNETT was born Feb. 9, 1958, in Sallisaw, to Fay B. and Ruby Lee (DAVIS) BENNETT. He died Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1998, at his home. Survivors include his father, Fay BENNETT; one brother and sister-in-law, Dell and Kathy BENNETT; one niece, Amber BENNETT; one nephew, Kris BENNETT; and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins. Mr. BENNETT was preceded in death by his mother Aug. 11, 1987.

Funeral services for William "Barney" CALLAHAN, 79, of Sallisaw are being held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oak Ridge Assembly of God Church, with Freddie Howard, Howard Raney and Dr. Denver Callahan officiating. Burial is in Drake Stand Cemetery under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw. Mr. CALLAHAN was born March 11, 1919, in Drake Prairie, to William Rudy CALLAHAN and Willie (SAYLOR) CALLAHAN. He died Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998, in Fort Smith, Ark. He married Audra BAGLEY June 19, 1937, in Sallisaw. Survivors include his wife, Audra CALLAHAN of the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Al "Dub" and Clara Ann, and Bill and Nancy; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mable and Carolyn; and two brothers, Aaron and Dr. Denver. Mr. CALLAHAN was preceded in death by twin sons in 1945, and two sisters, Flora WESSON of Fresno, Calif., and Nadine BOSTON of McFarland, Calif.

Funeral services for Jewel E. (WATTS) PHILLIPS, 99, of Muldrow were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Agent Chapel in Muldrow, with the Revs. Otis Free and Curtis Mitchell officiating. Burial was in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Muldrow under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Muldrow. Mrs. PHILLIPS was born Sept. 25, 1898, in Leslie, Ark., to Asa and Martha Jane (KESNER) WATTS. She died Tuesday, Sept.. 15, 1998, in Fort Smith, Ark. She married James Earl PHILLIPS in February 1918, in Appleton, Ark. He preceded her in death Oct. 10, 1969. Survivors include one daughter, Vida; four sons, Paul D., Ralph, Bill and James "Pete"; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. PHILLIPS was also preceded in death by six brothers and five sisters.


September 24, 1998

Funeral services for Edward Lee "Ed" ANDERSON, 56, of Sallisaw were held at 10 a.m. Monday at Agent Chapel in Sallisaw, with the Rev. Herman Jones officiating. Burial was in Rocky Point Cemetery, north of Sallisaw, under the direction of of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw. Mr. ANDERSON was born Dec. 10, 1941, in the Rocky Point community, to Walter Edward ANDERSON and Violet (BLANCET) ANDERSON. He died Friday, Sept. 18, 1998, in Muskogee. He married Rose Mary BOND May 22, 1968, in Sallisaw. Survivors include his wife, one daughter, Christa; two granddaughters; two sisters, Geraldine and Josephine; and one brother, Thomas Jackson.

Funeral services for Violet ANDERSON, 82, of Sallisaw were held at 10 a.m. Monday at Agent Chapel in Sallisaw, with the Rev. John H. Ewart officiating. Burial was in Rocky Point Cemetery, north of Sallisaw, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw. Mrs. ANDERSON was born Sept. 28, 1915, in San Jacinto, Calif., to William Marion BLANCET and Lydia (ROBBINS) BLANCET. She died Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998, in Pocola. She married Walter Edward ANDERSON Sept. 3, 1938, in the Akins community. He preceded her in death March 18, 1988. Survivors include two daughters, Geraldine and Josephine; one son, Thomas Jackson; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Stella R. and Mary; and one brother, William.

Graveside services for Lewis E. BLACKBURN, 79, of Sallisaw are being held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Sallisaw City Cemetery. Mr. BLACKBURN was born Jan. 26, 1919, in Cushing, to Francis Marion BLACKBURN and Zoa (BLAIR) BLACKBURN. He died Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998, in Sallisaw. He married Rose Ellen BLACKBURN Aug. 22, 1940, in Stillwater. Survivors include his wife Rose BLACKBURN of the home; one daughter, Zoella; one son, Lewis Marion; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; six step-great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Rena, Wanda, Wilma and Mary Ellen; and one brother, Robert. Arrangements are under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw.

Bonnie June DOOTY, 71, of Sallisaw died Monday, Sept. 21, 1998, in Sallisaw. The family will greet friends at the home of Bonnie DOOTY from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday. Cremation was under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw. Mrs. DOOTY was born Nov. 17, 1926, in Sioux City, Iowa, to William G. ERICKSON and Alice VERMINNIE WHEELER. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Sharon D. and Mike; five sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Debbie, John and Pat, Chuck and Barbara, Mark and Gina and Rick and Cindy; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one sister, Dorothy; one special friend, Madolyn.

Graveside services for Donald Ira GALLOWAY, 89, of Clovis, Calif., formerly of Fort Smith, Ark., were held Sept. 14, 1998, at Clovis Cemetery, under the direction of Boice Funeral Home in Clovis. Mr. GALLOWAY died Friday, Sept. 11, 1998, in an automobile accident. Survivors include his wife, Opal of Clovis; three sons, Jerry, Wayne and David; one sister, Marie; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Graveside services for Zella F. McCLUNG, 83, of Sallisaw were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Akins Cemetery, northeast of Sallisaw, with the Rev. Robert L. Polvado officiating. Mrs. McCLUNG was born Sept. 5, 1915, in McAlester, to Charles Joseph TAYLOR and Julia Mae (LARUE) TAYLOR. She died Saturday, Sept. 19, 1998, in Sallisaw. She married Sidney Thomas McCLUNG Sept. 10, 1932, in McAlester. He preceded her in death Jan. 24, 1992. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Garry Thomas and Joyce; two grandsons, Garry Wade and Brooks Thomas; two sisters, Elizabeth and Rubye; and several nieces and nephews. Arrangements were under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw.

Funeral services for Bobby Dean WILSON, 73, of Muldrow were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Agent Chapel in Muldrow, with the Rev. Ken Wolfe officiating. Burial was in Lee's Chapel Cemetery, south of Muldrow, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Muldrow. Mr. WILSON was born Nov. 16, 1924, in Hulbert, to Orville Ray WILSON. He died Thursday, Sept. 17, 1998, in Fort Smith Ark. He married Alice Mae CHURCHILL VEST Nov. 16, 1982, in Tahlequah. Survivors include his wife Alice Mae WILSON of the home; two step-daughters, Linda Sue and Donna Kay; two step-sons, Kenneth Gene and Ronnie Ray; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Darrell Ray; and one niece, Donna. Mr. WILSON was preceded in death by one step-son, Jerry Heston VEST July 5, 1990 in Muldrow.


September 27, 1998

Funeral services for Clarence Ralph PACK, 91, of Vian are being held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Blackgum First Baptist Church with the Rev. Dale Ritter officiating. Burial is in Box Cemetery, north of Vian, under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Sallisaw. Mr. PACK was born Jan. 25, 1907, in the Blackgum community, Sequoyah District, Indian Territory, to James Alan PACK and Anne (WELLS) PACK. He died Thursday, Sept. 24, 1998, in Sallisaw. He married Alice Elvie CHOATE July 31, 1928, in Blackgum. Survivors include his wife, Alice PACK of the home; two daughters, Rema Lou and Elizabeth; three sons, Cecil C., Kenneth and Talmadge; 21 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, and two brothers.

Funeral services for Rick SMITH, 45, of Oktaha are being held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Keefton Freewill Baptist Church, with the Rev. Tommy Ballard officiating. Burial is in Coleman Cemetery in Porum under the direction of Agent Funeral Home in Gore. Mr. SMITH was born April 11, 1953, in Checotah, to Alfred Kelly SMITH and Shirley (MONTGOMERY) SMITH. He died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1998, in Muskogee. Survivors include one son, Bryon Kelly; two grandchildren, Layne Kelly and Hunter Cody; his mother Shirley; one brother, Mitchell; one sister, Angela; four nephews, Chad, Kaleb, Levi and Jason; and two nieces, Melissa and Tiffany.

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