Tommy Armstrong

In Memory Of Tommy  Armstrong

 

Tommy Armstrong, age 66, of Wilburton, Oklahoma, passed away Saturday, July 7, 2018 at the Latimer Nursing Home, of Wilburton, Oklahoma. 

 

Tommy was born in Albion, Oklahoma on April 18, 1952, a son of the late Effie Pearl (Moore) and Arubry Thomas Armstrong.

 

Tommy is survived by: 

Sister:   Louise Cooper, of Wilburton, Oklahoma. 

 

Tommy was preceded in death by his father and mother.

 

Graveside Service at Albion Cemetery, Albion, Oklahoma, at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2018  with Rev. Randy Waldrop officiating.

 

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Kenneth Donel Aaron

In Memory Of  Kenneth Donel Aaron

Kenneth Donel Aaron, age 84, of Wilburton, Oklahoma, passed away Monday, July 2, 2018 at his residence. 

 

Kenneth was born in Wilburton, Oklahoma on February 8, 1934, a son of the late Ira (Keplinger) and Joseph  Aaron.

 

He worked in the construction business.

 

He was the husband of Helen  (Cooper) Aaron. On March 13, 1968, they were married at Poteau, Oklahoma. 

 

Kenneth is survived by: 

Wife:  Helen Aaron, of the home.

Daughters:   Iva Tubbs, of Wilburton, Oklahoma; Nancy Aaron, of Wilburton, Oklahoma. 

Sons/Daughters-In-Law:  Kenneth & Danyell Aaron, of Wilburton, Oklahoma; Jay & Robin Aaron, of Wilburton, Oklahoma.

Sisters/Brother-In-Law:  Thelma & Don Crowder, of Marietta, Oklahoma; Lellie (Lee) Farwell, of Plymouth, Illinois. 

Brother:   Jo Bill Aaron, of Wilburton, Oklahoma.

Brother-In-Law:  Doc Cooper, of Wilburton, Oklahoma.  

Sister-In-Law: Barbara Cooper, of Wilburton, Oklahoma.  

Several nieces & nephews.  

He is also survived by 9 Grandchildren, 2 Great Grandchildren.

 

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers, and 1 sister.

Service at the Bob Waldrop Memorial Chapel, Wilburton, Oklahoma, at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 5, 2018  with Rev. Richard Matthews officiating. Interment to follow at the Centerpoint Cemetery, Wilburton, Oklahoma.

 

Pallbearers:  Johnny Merryman, Ronald Aaron,Tracy Howard, Doc Cooper, Jay Aaron, Jerry Rigsby, Bryan Crockett, Terrell Waldrop.

Honorary Pallbearers:  Carl Matthews, James Aaron, Clifford Aaron, Ike Merryman, Bob Stewart.

 

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Lillie Mae Taylor

In Memory Of  Lillie Mae Taylor

Lillie Mae Taylor, age 80, of Choctaw, Oklahoma, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Hospice Quality Care, of  Midwest City, Oklahoma.

Lillie was born in Wilburton, Oklahoma on December 22, 1937, a daughter of the late Gather Lillie (Newcomb) and Edward  Owens.

Lillie worked as a school teacher.

Lillie was a member of the First Assembly of God Church, of Wilburton, Oklahoma.

Lillie is  survived by:
Son:  Brent Taylor, of Oklahoma.
Sister:   Cathie Norton, of Choctaw, Oklahoma.
Brother:    David Owens, of Red Oak, Oklahoma.
Lillie is also survived by 2 Grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her parents, husband, 12 brothers & sisters.

Service at First Assembly of God Church, Wilburton, Oklahoma, at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2018  with Rev. Lynn Bullard officiating.  Interment to follow at the  Baldwin Cemetery, Wilburton, Oklahoma.

Pallbearers:  Family & Friends.

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Kace Jai Stephen Hogan

In Memory Of  Kace Jai Stephen Hogan

Infant Kace Jai Stephen Hogan, was born and passed away Sunday, June 10, 2018 at the Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center, of Poteau, Oklahoma.

Kace is survived by his parents,  Stevie Lyons and Ethane  Hogan, of Kinta, Oklahoma.

Kace is also survived by Paternal Grandparent: Carlie Hogan, of Sallisaw, Oklahoma.  
Paternal Great Grandparent: Edward Matthews, of Kinta, Oklahoma.  
Maternal Grandparent: Sandra Kuykendall, of Red Oak, Oklahoma.
Maternal Great Grandparent: Bob Kuykendall, of Red Oak, Oklahoma.  
Several aunts, uncles & friends.

Graveside Service at San Bois Cemetery, Kinta, Oklahoma, at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 14, 2018  with Rev. Johnny Montgomery officiating.

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Bobby Joe Smart

In Memory Of  Bobby Joe Smart

Bobby Joe Smart, age 81, of Wilburton, Oklahoma, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at the St. Francis Hospital,  of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Bobby was born in Sayre, Oklahoma on May 29, 1937, a son of the late Vergie (Sanders) and Bill  Smart.

He served in the U.S. Navy and retired after 20 years.  He was a Jet Engine Mechanic.

Bobby is  survived by:
Daughter:   Denell, wife of  Stacey Wayne Cooley, of Wilburton, Oklahoma.
Sons:  Darrell Smart & Annie Lauterbach, of Longview, Washington; Michael Smart, of Wilburton, Oklahoma.
Brother:  Ray, husband of  Lola Smart, of Sayre, Oklahoma.
Bobby is also survived by 11 Grandchildren, 15 Great Grandchildren.

Bobby was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Leon Smart and Billy Smart; son, Gerald Smart; daughter, Michelle Smart; and sisters, Laveda Click and Oleta Farber.

Graveside Service will be held at the Mt. Station Cemetery, Wilburton, Oklahoma, at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 4, 2018  with Rev. Ben Ashlocke officiating.

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Robert Gwin Miller

In Memory Of  Robert Gwin Miller

Robert Gwin Miller, age 60, of Wilburton, Oklahoma, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2019 at the Integris/Baptist Hospital, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Robert was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on September 30, 1957, a son of Daisy (Miller) Jones and the late Harvey S. Miller.

He worked as a sanitation employee for the City of Wilburton.

Robert is survived by:
Mother: Daisy Jones, of Wilburton, Oklahoma.
Daughter/Son-In-Law:   Robin & Jay Aaron, of Wilburton, Oklahoma.
Sons:  Paul Miller, of Wilburton, Oklahoma; Charles Miller, of Eufaula, Oklahoma.
Sisters/Brothers-In-Law:  Tammy & Waylan Moore, of Mcloud, Oklahoma; Jackie & Dudy Fisk, of Newalla, Oklahoma; Laura Miller, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Glenda Martinenese, of Wilburton, Oklahoma.
Brothers/Sister-In-Law:   Christopher Jones, of Wilburton, Oklahoma; Danny & Maggie Miller, of Wilburton, Oklahoma.
He is also survived by 2 Grandchildren.

Robert was preceded in death by his father, maternal & paternal grandparents.

Services will be at a later date.


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Vera Katherine Deerdoff

In Memory Of Vera Katherine Deerdoff

Vera Katherine Deerdoff, age 78, formerly of Wilburton, Oklahoma, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018 at her residence in Fairview, West Virginia.

Vera was born in Arch, Oklahoma on March 19, 1940, a daughter of the late Mattie Elizabeth (Penfield) and Thomas Daniel Deerdoff.

Vera worked as a bookkeeper.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Wilburton, Oklahoma.

Vera is  survived by:
Daughter:   Rhondi Carlisle, of Fairview, West Virginia.
Sons/Daughters-In-Law:  Billy Don & Malissa Evans, of Wilburton, Oklahoma; John & Debra Wilkett, of Wilburton, Oklahoma.
Sisters:   JoAnn Bjornerud, of Southaven, Mississippi; Laura Lee Overcast, of Lovington, New Mexico; Mary Stanford, of Wilburton, Oklahoma.
Vera  is also survived by 5 Grandchildren, 9 Great Grandchildren.

Vera was preceded in death by her parents, and 1 brother.

Service at The Bob Waldrop Memorial Chapel, Wilburton, Oklahoma, at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2018  with Rev. Josh Carlisle officiating.  Interment to follow at the Elmwood Cemetery, Hartshorne, Oklahoma.

Pallbearers:  Terry Stanford, Kenneth Overcast, Tommy Deerdoff, Ron Nolan, Jeremy Bullard, Danny Evans, Tom Bjornerud.

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Rebecca Morgan (Waldrop) Velazquez

In Memory of  Rebecca Morgan (Waldrop)  Velazquez

Rebecca Morgan (Waldrop) Velazquez, age 36, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma, passed away Monday, May 7, 2018 at her residence.

Rebecca was born in McAlester, Oklahoma on December 21, 1981, a daughter of Rick Waldrop and the late Cynthia  (Parker) Hodge.

Rebecca worked as a CNA/ Nurse Assistant at  the Emeritus Senior Living Center and Cherokee County Nursing Home, both in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.  She was a member of the Love Light Christian Center, of  Tahlequah, Oklahoma.  She was a member of the Help & Crises/Onefire groups.

Rebecca is survived by:
Father: Rick Waldrop, of Wilburton, Oklahoma.
Son:  Skylor Velazquez, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
Sister:   Sarah Waldrop, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Brothers/Sister-In-Law:  Jesse & Andrea Waldrop, of Park Hill, Oklahoma; Taylor Hodge, of Park Hill, Oklahoma.
Nephew: Parker Waldrop, of Park Hill, Oklahoma.  
Paternal Grandmother: Betty Waldrop, of Wilburton, Oklahoma.
Several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Preceded in death by her mother, Cindy Hodge; Paternal Grandfather, Bob Waldrop; Maternal Grandparents, Ralph & Marion Parker.

Service at the Love Light Christian Center, Tahlequah, Oklahoma, at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 12,  2018 with Pastor Donna Allen officiating  Interment to follow at the Tahlequah City Cemetery, of Tahlequah , Oklahoma.

Pallbearers:  Taylor Hodge, Jesse Waldrop, Skylor Velazquez, Carlos Velazquez, Landon Clark, Sam Velazquez.

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J.A. Eccles

In Memory Of  J.A.  Eccles

 J.A. Eccles, age 90, of Red Oak, Oklahoma, passed away Sunday, May 6, 2018 at his residence.

J.A. was born in Antlers, Oklahoma on June 24, 1927, a son of the late Vesta (Williams) and James A. Eccles.

J.A. worked as a carpenter.  He was of the Assembly of God faith.

He was the husband of Teddie  (Davis) Eccles. On February 5, 1947, they were married at Paris, Texas.

J.A. is  survived by:
Wife: Teddie Eccles, of the home.
Daughter/Spouse:  Robin & Thomas Strohmeyer, of Red Oak, Oklahoma.
Sons/Spouses:   James & Robert Eccles, of San Diego, California; Randall & Tai Eccles, of Virginia City, Nevada.
Sister:   Daryl Wright, of Antlers, Oklahoma.
He is also survived by 5 Grandchildren, 15 Great Grandchildren, 2 Great Great Grandchildren.

J.A. was preceded in death by his parents, 3 sisters, and 1 brother.
Service at The Bob Waldrop Memorial Chapel, Wilburton, Oklahoma, at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2018  with Rev. Lee Humphries officiating.  Interment to follow at the Centerpoint Cemetery, Wilburton, Oklahoma.

Pallbearers:  Brandon Strohmeyer, Jason Eccles, Randy Eccles, Corbin Eccles, Shawn Aue, Kenny Whitlow.

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Dillon T. Wilkett

In Memory of  Dillon T. Wilkett

Dillon T. Wilkett, age 18, of Wilburton, Oklahoma, passed away Monday, April 30, 2018 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Dillon was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on July 1, 1999, a son of Phyllis and Jacky Wilkett.

Dillon graduated from Hartshorne High School in 2017.  He was a member of the FCCLA and the basketball team.
 
Dillon is survived by:
Father: Jacky Wilkett, of the home.
Mother:  Phyllis Wilkett, of the home.
Sisters:  Kiley Wilkett, of the home; Brooke Wilkett, of Wilburton, Oklahoma; Natalie Wilkett, of Wilburton, Oklahoma; Haley Lindsey, of Elmore City, Oklahoma.
Brothers:  Bo Wilkett, of the home; Jaylon Wilkett, of the home; Brendon Lindsey, of Elmore City, Oklahoma; Dylan Sensibaugh, of Hartshorne, Oklahoma.
 
Service at Hartshorne High School Taylor Gym, Hartshorne, Oklahoma, at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, 2018  with Rev. Jerry Jiles and Rev. Lee Humphries officiating.  Interment to follow at the Mt. Station Cemetery, Wilburton, Oklahoma.

Pallbearers:  Brendon Lindsey, Dylan Sensibaugh, Jacky Wilkett, Tyler Stafford, Jay Hugle, Hartshorne High School Class of 2017.  Honorary Pallbearers:  Bobby Lindsey, Rex Urbany, Ray Monks, Jesse James, Kyle Moody, Johnny Wilkett, Jackson Wilkett, Justin Wilkett.

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Bobbie D. Barnard

In Memory Of  Bobbie D. Barnard

Bobbie D. Barnard, age 86, of Wilburton, Oklahoma, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2018 at the OSU Medical Center, of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Bobbie was born in Wilburton, Oklahoma on January 17, 1932, a daughter of the late Bonnie (Dunlap) and Riley  Foster.

Bobbie was employed as a secretary for the State of Oklahoma.

She was a member of First Baptist Church, of  Wilburton, Oklahoma.

Bobbie is  survived by:
Daughter/Son-In-Law:   Renae & Allen Taylor, of Red Oak, Oklahoma.
Son/Daughter-In-Law:  Jerry & Donna Barnard, of Porum, Oklahoma.
Sister:   Dot  Danel, of Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Best Friend:  June Winton, of Wilburton, Oklahoma.  
5 Grandchildren: Andy Barnard & Missy, of Kiowa, Oklahoma; Jamie & Bobby Crocker, of Wilburton, Oklahoma; Jerry Don & Lavanna Barnard of Atlanta, Texas; Jim & Alanna Ralls, of McAlester, Oklahoma; Mat & Jennifer Taylor, of Adamson, Oklahoma.  
She is also survived by 9 Great Grandchildren and 3 Great Great Grandchildren.  Several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Bobbie was preceded in death by her parents, 1 brother, and 1 sister.

Service at First Baptist Church, Wilburton, Oklahoma, at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, 2018  with Dr. Paul Brady and Rev. Randy Waldrop officiating.   Interment to follow at the Lutie Cemetery, of Wilburton, Oklahoma.

Pallbearers:  Grandsons and Great Grandsons.  Honorary Pallbearers:  The Staff & Residents of Tidwell Nursing Home.

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Eugene V. Raspotnik

In Memory Of  Eugene V. Raspotnik

Eugene V. Raspotnik, age 88, of Hartshorne, Oklahoma, passed away Thursday, March 22, 2018 at the St. John's Hospital, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Gene was born in Cambria, Oklahoma on September 4, 1929, a son of the late Tillie (Boznar) and Valentin  Raspotnik.

Gene graduated high school at Wilburton in 1947.  He earned a Bachelors Degree in Animal Husbandry from Oklahoma A & M University in 1951.

He married Peggy Enis on October 22, 1954 at Bowers, Oklahoma.  They were married 51 years before Peggy's death on January 20, 2006.

Gene was a life long cattle rancher.  He owned Raspotnik Ranch LLC and raised registered and commercial Angus and cross bred cattle.  He was a member of the Latimer County Cattlemen's Association, the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association and a lifetime member of the American Angus Association.

He enjoyed ranching and baling hay and watching Texas Rangers baseball and Oklahoma State sports.  Gene and Penny were best friends and did everything together.

Gene is  survived by his daughter, Penny Raspotnik Jones and husband Tim Jones of Hartshorne, Oklahoma.  He is also survived by numerous cousins.

Gene was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy; parents, Valentin and Tillie Raspotnik; and one sister, Mary Jane Raspotnik.

Service at the Bob Waldrop Memorial Chapel, Wilburton, Oklahoma, at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 26, 2018  with Rev. Randy Waldrop officiating.  Interment to follow at the Wilburton Memorial Gardens Cemetery,  Wilburton, Oklahoma.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association or Permanent Disaster Relief Fund.

Pallbearers:  Frank Bernardi, Johnny Dale Bernardi, Johnny Sivic, Richard Allen, Mike Guazdausky, Mikey Guazdausky.  Honorary Pallbearers:  Alfred Ezekiel, Ben Davis, Kenny Fazekas, Jim Enis, Rick Enis, Frank Raunikar, Curtis Washburn.

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Jewelie DeNell Bullard

In Memory of  Jewelie DeNell Bullard

 Jewelie DeNell Bullard, age 56, of Wilburton, Oklahoma, went to be with the Lord on  Friday, March 16, 2018 , at her home in Wilburton.  

Jewelie (Jewel) was born in Ft. Worth, Texas on December 10, 1961, a daughter of Wanda (Forwoodson) Bullard and the late Virgil Bullard.

Jewel graduated from Wilburton High School in 1980.  She loved to go to the banquets and very seldom missed one.  After graduating she went to beauty school.  She worked as a hair dresser for a few years before deciding to go to college to become a teacher.  She entered Eastern for two years.  From Eastern she went to Northeastern State University graduating with a Bachelor Degree in Special Ed.  Her first teaching job was in Alaska for two years.  Coming back to Wilburton she got a job at Wilburton grade school teaching Special Ed for a few years.  After that she moved to first grade and kindergarten for 17 years before returning to Special Ed for two years before moving to Panola School to teach Special Ed where she was at the time of her death.

Jewel is  also survived by:
Mother:  Wanda Bullard, of Wilburton, Oklahoma
Husband:  Gary Hill, of the home.
Son:  Bryce Livingston, of Wilburton, Oklahoma.
Sister:   Jackie Bullard, of Wilburton, Oklahoma.
Brothers/Sisters-In-Law:   Roy & Laurie Bullard, of Haileyville, Oklahoma; Ken Bullard, of Eufaula, Oklahoma; Karl & Cindy Bullard, of Edmond, Oklahoma; Troy & Annette Bullard, of Haskell, Oklahoma.
She is also survived by several nieces & nephews and great nieces & nephews.

Jewel was preceded in death by her father, Virgil Bullard; infant son, Joseph Michael Stevens; grandparents Amos & Jewel Forwoodson and Otto & Ethel Bullard and several aunts and uncles.

Memorial Service at Wilburton High School Auditorium, Wilburton, Oklahoma, at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 2018  with Bain Durant and Troy Bullard officiating.

Honorary Pallbearers:  Troy Bullard, Kenny Bullard, Karl Bullard, Roy Bullard, Jeremy Bullard, Bryce Livingston, Clint McAlester, Clay McAlester, Logan Rea, Rodney Wright, John Forwoodson.

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Dillard Leroy Clark

In Memory Of  Dillard Leroy Clark

Dillard Leroy Clark, age 75, of Wilburton, Oklahoma, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018 at the  Jack C. Montgomery VA Center, of Muskogee, Oklahoma.

Dillard was born in Wilburton, Oklahoma on December 1, 1942, a son of the late LaVaughn  (McCall) and Roy  Clark.

Dillard served in the U. S. Army.  He worked in the oil field.

Dillard is  survived by:
Sons:  Jimmy Wayne Clark and Timmy Joe Clark, both of McAlester, Oklahoma.
Sisters/Brothers-In-Law:  Patricia & Jim Holly, of Wilburton, Oklahoma; Lenora & Larry Ratliff, of Wilburton, Oklahoma; Loretta Prock, of Ada, Oklahoma; LaWanda Iseman, of McAlester, Oklahoma; Kathy Shuffield, of Texarkana, Texas; Doris Austin, of Wilburton, Oklahoma; Wilma Collins, of Talihina, Oklahoma.
Brothers/Sister-In-Law:  Donald Clark, of Wilburton, Oklahoma; Ron & Carol Clark, of Wilburton, Oklahoma; Roy Clark, of Wilburton, Oklahoma.
He is also survived by 3 Grandchildren, 2 Great Grandchildren.

Dillard was preceded in death by his parents, 1 sister, Darlene Bell and 1 brother, Leon Clark.
Graveside Service 10:00 a.m.,at Wilburton Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Wilburton, Oklahoma, with Rev. Willard Francis officiating.

Honorary Pallbearers:  Jay Austin, J.R. Shuffield, Joe Ratliff, Shaun Clark, Ed Collins, Mark Bell.

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Zola R. Wilson

In Memory of  Zola R. Wilson

Zola R. Wilson, age 77, of Henryetta, Oklahoma, passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Henryetta, Oklahoma.

Zola was born in Jennings, Oklahoma on June 29, 1940, a daughter of the late Martha  and Raymond  Sanderson.

Zola was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith.

She was the widow of Leon  Wilson. On April 1, 1958, they were married at Concord, California.

Zola is  survived by:
Son:  Leon Wilson, Jr., of Quinton, Oklahoma.
Daughters/Sons-In-Law:   Debra Hort, of Quinton, Oklahoma; Tammie & Johnny Fairres, of Okemah, Oklahoma; Nancy & Gary Whittington, of Harrah, Oklahoma; Jennifer Grandtham, of McAlester, Oklahoma.
Sisters:   Mary Vann, of Bristow, Oklahoma; Delores Sanderson, of Texas; Martha Bridges, of Mannford, Oklahoma; Karen King, of Mannford, Oklahoma; Sharon Sanderson, of Mannford, Oklahoma.
Brothers:   Jackie Sanderson, Robert Sanderson,  Eugene Sanderson, all of Mannford, Oklahoma.
Zola is also survived by 7 Grandchildren, 6 Great Grandchildren.

Zola was preceded in death by her parents, 1 sister, 1 brother, and her husband, Leon.


Service at Bob Waldrop Memorial Chapel, Wilburton, Oklahoma, at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 27, 2017  with Rev. Willard Francis officiating.  Interment to follow at the Enterprise Cemetery, of Enterprise, Oklahoma.

Pallbearers:  Leon Wilson, Jr., Zack Grandtham, Shaun Grandtham, Gary Whittington, Paul Quin, Johnny Fairres.

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R. Lionel Young, Sr.

In Memory Of  R. Lionel Young, Sr.

R. Lionel Young, Sr., age 81, of Wilburton, Oklahoma, passed away Thursday, February 8, 2018 in Wilburton.

Lionel was born in Leedey, Oklahoma on March 27, 1936, a son of the late Verna (Cox) and George A. Young, Sr.

Lionel was an educator.  Taught 24 years in the Wilburton Public Schools and 8 years in Friona, Texas.  Lionel was a member of First Baptist Church, of  Wilburton, Oklahoma.

He was the husband of Suellen  (Rhodes) Young. On August 19, 1960, Lionel & Suellen were married in Antlers, Oklahoma.

Lionel is  survived by:
Wife:  Suellen Young, of the home.
Daughter/Son-In-Law:   Ramona  Hensley and husband James, of Yukon, Oklahoma.
Son/Daughter-In-Law:   Richard Young, Jr. and wife Lourdes, of West Palm Beach, Florida.
Lionel is also survived by Grandson:  Grant Beauchamp, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  
Great Granddaughter:  Madilyn Beauchamp, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.    
A host of many friends.

Lionel was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, George Young.

Service at First Baptist Church, Wilburton, Oklahoma, at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 13, 2018  with Rev. Doug Miller officiating.   Burial will be at the Green Hill Cemetery, of Muskogee, Oklahoma at 3:00 p.m.

Honorary Pallbearers:  Walter Newsom, Delmar Allen.

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Charles Eura Adams

In Memory Of  Charles Eura Adams

Charles Eura Adams, age 90, of Wilburton, Oklahoma, passed away Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Beare Manor in Hartshorne, Oklahoma.

Charles was born in Haileyville, Oklahoma to Della Retha (Parks) and Isaac Eura Adams on May 19, 1927.

Charles grew up in Wilburton greatly influenced by his grandmother Birdie Briggs Adams.  He graduated from Wilburton High School (he said he bled purple all his life); Eastern Oklahoma State College; received his bachelor and masters degrees from East Central State University; he  later attended Oklahoma University to complete his School Administration Certification.

He was a WWII Veteran.  He quit school to join the Navy.  He served from November 15, 1944 to June 25, 1946. After the war he returned to Wilburton to complete High school.

Charles married Phyllis Booth on November 5, 1948 and they had 69 memorable years together.

As an educator, he was very proud of being an English teacher, coach, Principal, and Superintendent.  He was very proud of his time at Battles, Gertie, Panola, and Wilburton.  He loved his students and stayed in touch with many from these schools. He spoke often of his former students and referred to them as "his kids".   He also worked for a time at the State Department of Charities and Corrections; Kiamichi Electric Cooperative; and Congoleum.

He retired as Principal of Wilburton High School in 1987.  He proudly served on the Wilburton School Board for 25 years.  He was a member member of the First United Methodist Church of Wilburton, a member of Lions Club, a Shriner, a member of Masonic Lodge 141 and loved regularly attending the Wilburton Senior Citizen Center.

Charles is survived by:
Wife:  Phyllis Jean Booth Adams, of the home.
Daughters/sons-In-Law: Charlette Adams Helms and husband Randy, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Toni Adams Reding and husband Curt, of Wilburton, Oklahoma;  Cindy Adams Smith and husband Michael, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
He is also survived by Grandchildren:  Courtney Helms Norton, Adam Helms, Kirsten Reding, Lindsay Reding Austin, Kelsey Reding Martin, Elizabeth Smith, Aaron Smith.  
Great Grandchildren:  Reagan, Mackenzie, Hunter, Colten, Cameron, Cayson, Logan.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents and brothers James Walter Clark and Billy Dale Adams.

Service at Wilburton High School Auditorium, Wilburton, Oklahoma, at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 12, 2018  with Rev. Randy Waldrop, Rev. Darren Harber, Bill Johnson, Garnet Parks and Gary Lay officiating.  Music will be led by Paul Enis.  Interment to follow at the Wilburton Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Wilburton, Oklahoma

Pallbearers:  Adam Helms, Blake Austin, Michael Martin, Craig Taylor, Cody Taylor, Michael Clark.
Honorary Pallbearers:  All family and friends present.

SERVICES UNDER THE DIRECTION OF WALDROP FUNERAL, HOME, WILBURTON OKLAHOMA.

 

Clyde Curtis Kitchens

In Memory Of Clyde Curtis Kitchens

Clyde Curtis Kitchens, age 89, of Red Oak, Oklahoma passed from this earth, Tuesday, January 30, 2018 in Antlers, Oklahoma.

Clyde was born in Leflore, Oklahoma on October 14, 1928, a son of the late Laura Beatrice (Abernathy) and Thomas Fred Kitchens.

Clyde grew up in Leflore, Oklahoma in a large family of nine boys and one sister.  He graduated from Leflore High School, attended Eastern Oklahoma State College, and graduated from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 1949.  He continued his education in California, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State Universities and completed his Masters degree from SOSU.  He was a proud Southeastern alumnus and always wore his Savage Blue and Gold.

Clyde was a longtime educator who began his career in 1949 in Red Oak, Oklahoma as Junior High principal and basketball coach.  He worked under the mentorship of E. T. Dunlap and Charles Collins and worked with many fine educators across the state.  He was principal and Red Oak girls coach until 1974, before becoming Superintendent at Panola, Oklahoma and then Crowder Public Schools.  He continued his service to public education as an Accreditation Officer for the State Department of Education, retiring in 1986, ending a thirty-six year career.  He was actively involved in his community and was a Sunday school teacher and member of the First Baptist Church, Red Oak.  He served as an Assistant Scout leader, was a member of the local Lions Club, Latimer County Sportsmens Club, and many professional education organizations.  He was a member of the Latimer County Excise Board and through the years had served on several state advisory boards.  He was a Red Oak City Trustee and worked to see the development of the city water and sewer systems, volunteer fire department, City clinic, City Library, and Community Center.

Clyde loved family reunions and family history.  He spent many years crawling through courthouses and libraries all across the country in search of the family roots.  Family history was his passion and sharing his discoveries at family reunions was his joy.  The Kitchens Family Reunion was one of his favorite days of the year.  He loved seeing his family.

Clyde was the husband of Beulah Mae (Muse) Kitchens. On May 23, 1951, they were married at Red Oak, Oklahoma.

Clyde is  survived by:
Wife:  Beulah Mae Muse Kitchens, of Red Oak, Oklahoma.
Daughters/Sons-In-Law:   Juanita & Robert Tucker, of Antlers, Oklahoma; Joquita & Ed Klink, of Krebs, Oklahoma.
Sons/Daughters-In-Law:  Curtis & Renee Kitchens, of Durant, Oklahoma; Edward & Destini Kitchens, of Red Oak, Oklahoma.
Sister:  Mary Alice Christine McElroy, of Wenatchie, Washington.
Brothers:  Kenneth Edward Kitchens, of Sallisaw, Oklahoma; Carrol Martin Kitchens, of Newport News, Virginia.
 
Clyde was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Fred Kitchens and Laura Beatrice Abernathy Kitchens, brothers William Coleman Kitchens, Thomas Fred Kitchens, Jr., Charles Dawes Kitchens, Neil Rogers Kitchens, Johnny Glenn Kitchens, James Douglas Kitchens, daughter Jacqueline Kitchens Rainwater, and grandson Garrett Pahlon.

He is also survived by Grandchildren: Misty Tucker Parrington, Jennifer Tucker Brame, Ashley Klink Eckert, Jason Klink, Ty C. Kitchens, Kyle C. Kitchens, Kacie Kitchens Coffey, Kourtney Kitchens Montgomery, Colton Potter, Bradon Potter, Bryar Potter and numerous Great Grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many cousins and friends.

Service at First Baptist Church, Red Oak, Oklahoma, at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 2, 2018  with Rev. Johnny Montgomery officiating.  Interment to follow at the Red Oak Cemetery, Red, Oak, OK.

Pallbearers:  Kyle Kitchens, Ty Kitchens, Jason Klink, Robert Tucker, Ed Klink, Calvin Rainwater.Honorary Pallbearers:  Grandchildren.

SERVICES UNDER THE DIRECTION OF WALDROP FUNERAL HOME, WILBURTON, OKLAHOMA.

Barley Lee Foster, III

In Memory Of Barley Lee Foster, III

Barley Lee Foster, III, age 58, of Wilburton, OK, passed away Friday, January 26, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Barley was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on December 31, 1959, a son of Norma (Danel) Foster and the late Barley Foster, Jr.

Barley worked in the oil field.  He was of the Methodist faith.

He was the husband of Mary Catherine (England) Foster. On March 16, 1977, they were married at Poteau, Oklahoma.

Barley is  also survived by:
Wife:  Cathy Foster, of the home.
Mother:  Norma Foster, of Wilburton, Oklahoma.
Daughter:   Amy Bazain, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Son/Daughter-In-Law:  ,Barley Foster, IV, husband of  Rebecca, of Wilburton, Oklahoma.
He is also survived by 8 Grandchildren, 1 Great Grandchild.

Barley was preceded in death by his father, son Michael, grandparents Bill & Donna Booth, Barley & Gladys Foster.

Graveside Service at Lutie Cemetery, Wilburton, Oklahoma, at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 31, 2018  with Rev. Willard Francis officiating.

SERVICES UNDER THE DIRECTION OF WALDROP FUNERAL HOME, WILBURTON, OKLAHOMA.

 

Eunice Mae Small Riggs

In Memory Of  Eunice Mae Small Riggs

Eunice Mae Small Riggs, age 77, of Wilburton, Oklahoma, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Eunice was born in Wilburton, Oklahoma on December 9, 1940, a daughter of the late Nora (Wilson) and Doyal Gaines Small.

She worked as a billing clerk for Latimer County Home Health.

Eunice is  survived by:
Daughter:  Katherine J.  Wade, of Wilburton, Oklahoma.
Sons:  Robert E. Wade, of Wilburton, Oklahoma; Roger L. Wade, of Wilburton, Oklahoma.
Sister:   Linda Ellison, of Wilburton, Oklahoma.
Brothers/Sisters-In-Law: Doyal Gene Small, of Wilburton, Oklahoma; Ken & Doris Small, of Wilburton, Oklahoma; Gary & Linda Small, of Gowen, Oklahoma.
She is also survived by Grandchildren:  Justin Hokett & Bess, Paden Wade & Samantha, Jarvis Wade & Elizabeth, Quinton Wade, Jerry Wade, Dalton Wade & Desiree, Ashley Wade.  
Great Grandchildren:  Liam Hokett, Casten Wade, Ryker Wade, Layla Hokett, Tatianna Wade, Gabriel Wade, Marlee Swindle, Maddox Swindle.  Several nieces & nephews.

Preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, Clyde & Allie Small, Hugh & Alice Wilson.

A special thanks to the Tidwell Nursing Home Staff.
Memorial Service at The Bob Waldrop Memorial Chapel, Wilburton, Oklahoma, at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 1, 2018  with Rev. Willard Francis officiating.

SERVICES UNDER THE DIRECTION OF WALDROP FUNERAL HOME, WILBURTON, OKLAHOMA.