Irina V. Fazekas

In Memory Of Irina V. Fazekas

Irina V. Fazekas, age 59, of Wilburton, Oklahoma, passed away Friday, September 6, 2019 at McAlester, Oklahoma

Irina was born in Kolomna, Russia on September 17, 1959, a daughter of Viktor & Lidya Maskarina.

She worked as a cashier at Roy's Cardinal Food Store, of Wilburton, Oklahoma.

Irina was the wife of Stanley Fazekas. On November 21, 1994, they were married at McAlester, Oklahoma.

Irina is survived by:

Husband: Stanley Fazekas, of the home.

Mother: Lidya Maskarina, of Kolomna, Russia.

Daughter: Nataliya Poloto, of San Antonio, Texas.

Cousin: Nina Smirnova, of Kolomna, Russia.

Irina is also survived by Grandson: Atticus Poloto, of San Antonio, Texas. Granddaughter: Elizabeth Poloto, of San Antonio, Texas. Grandson: Aleksander Garrison, of Lawton, Oklahoma.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Service at The Bob Waldrop Memorial Chapel, Wilburton, Oklahoma, at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 with Rev. Randy Waldrop officiating. Interment to follow at the Wilburton Memorial Gardens Cemetery, of Wilburton, Oklahoma.


Nellie M. Curran

In Memory of Nellie M. Curran

Nellie M. Curran, age 78, of Red Oak, Oklahoma, passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at her residence.

Nellie was born in Kingsville, Texas on October 16, 1940, a daughter of the late Margarita (Mendietta) and Jose Colin.

Nellie was a wonderful homemaker.

She was a member and faithfully attended the First Baptist Church, of Red Oak, Oklahoma.

Nellie was the wife of Charles Curran. On November 4, 1971, they were married at Kingsville, Texas.

Nellie is survived by:

Husband: Charles Curran, of the home.

Daughter/Son-In-Law: Deborah & Fernando Acosta, of Victoria, Texas.

Sons/Daughters-In-Law: Ernie & Ester Colin, of Driscoll, Texas; Ronnie Colin, of Kingsville, Texas; Joe & Angela Curran, of Wilburton, Oklahoma.

Sister: Nina Buitron, of Houston, Texas.

Nellie is also survived by 15 Grandchildren and several Great Grandchildren.

Nellie was preceded in death by her parents, 3 sisters, and 3 brothers.

Service at First Baptist Church, Red Oak, Oklahoma, at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 23, 2019 with Rev. Johnny Montgomery officiating. Interment to follow at the Red Oak Cemetery, of Red Oak, Oklahoma.

Pallbearers: The Breakfast Crew of Red Oak First Baptist Church, Johnny Montgomery, Howard Blankenship, Gordon Bell, Jeff Black, Mike Bryan, Shane Mabry.


Stephanie Kristine Stotts

Stephanie Kristine Stotts passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2019 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at the age of 35 from complications due to Prader-Willi Syndrome. She is survived by her parents, Richard and Linda Stotts, and her seven older siblings: Kenneth (Kari) Stotts, Kelly (Maria) Stotts, Kimberly (Eric) Hinton, Larry (Heather) Stotts, Leslie (Corey) Buer, Lisa (Adam) Pippin, and Lori (Brad) VanderStek. They and her 33 nieces and nephews, 1.5 grandnephews, 19 aunts and uncles, and 56 first cousins will miss Stephanie’s generous spirit and love for all her family.

Stephanie was born in Houston, Texas, on March 19, 1984, tiny and barely able to move or eat. The subject of many heartfelt prayers and priesthood blessings, she grew and thrived under the care and love of her tireless parents and fiercely loyal siblings. Stephanie was diagnosed at age 13 with Prader-Willi Syndrome, a genetic disorder characterized by insatiable appetite, low metabolism, cognitive disabilities, and behavioral disorders. Despite all of her special needs, she was not a complainer. Stephanie was very sociable! She was curious about people and made friends wherever she went. She enjoyed visiting and playing games with family late into the night. She continuously thought of others and was generous with her time and talents, delivering baked goods or other food to her many friends and loved ones. She loved giving gifts for birthdays, holidays, or just because, and she sent off numerous care packages to missionaries. She loved her nieces and nephews and was interested in their activities, always eager to attend football games, concerts, classes, and recitals to support them. Her loving hugs were legendary.

Stephanie was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She had a deep and abiding love for her Savior Jesus Christ, and her life of service reflects her commitment to follow Him.

A memorial service for Stephanie will be held on Friday, August 23, at 6:30 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2906 N Hardin Blvd, McKinney, Texas. A graveside service will be held the next day at 11 a.m. at the Watson Family Cemetery near Wilburton, Oklahoma. A gravestone will mark her resting place in a beautiful meadow overlooking the lake, but her spirit is running, dancing, and finally free of her physical limitations as she awaits a joyful reunion.


Daisy Diane Jones

In Memory Of Daisy Diane Jones

Daisy Diane Jones, age 81, of Wilburton, Oklahoma, passed away Friday, August 16, 2019 at Henryetta, Oklahoma.

Daisy was born in Traskwood, Arkansas on January 10, 1938, a daughter of the late Margaret Gertrude (Miller) and Ernest Floyd Miller.

Daisy was a homemaker.

Daisy is survived by:

Daughters/Sons-In-Law: Jackie & Carl Fisk, of Norman, Oklahoma; Susie Martanez, of Wilburton, Oklahoma; Lori Ann Miller, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Tammy & Wayland Moore, of McCloud, Oklahoma.

Sons/Daughters-In-Law: Danny & Maggie Miller, of Wilburton, Oklahoma; Christopher Jones & Dana Woodruff, of Wilburton, Oklahoma.

Sister: Sandy Miller, of Little Rock, Arkansas.

Brother: Harold Farmer Miller, of Arkansas, Ferrel PinBluff Miller, of Arkansas.

Daisy is also survived by Several Grandchildren, and Several Great Grandchildren.

Daisy was preceded in death by her parents, 1 brother, 3 sons, and 6 grandchildren.

Service at The Bob Waldrop Memorial Chapel, Wilburton, Oklahoma, at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 with Rev. Randy Waldrop officiating. Interment to follow at the Centerpoint Cemetery, of Wilburton, Oklahoma.


Delmer Lee Allen

                Delmer Lee Allen was born August 20, 1937 in the community of Center Point, Oklahoma.  He was the second child and only son of the late Floyd and Robbie Allen.  At the age of thirteen, Delmer felt the Lord calling him into the ministry.  One of the major influences in his life was the late Avery Willis.  Brother Willis was the pastor of Center Point Baptist Church while Delmer was in high school and their friendship remained over the years.  After graduating from Wilburton High School in 1954, Delmer attended Eastern Oklahoma State College.  He completed his Associate of Arts degree in 1956, and headed to Oklahoma Baptist University for one year.

                While attending Northeastern State University he met his future wife Ramona.  They were married in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, on August 9, 1959.  Nine days before graduating in 1960, they welcomed daughter Charity into their family.  One month later they headed across the desert, without air conditioning, to the state of California where Delmer wanted to continue his studies at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary.  During the time in California son Timothy was added to the family.  Delmer completed the Master of Religious Education in 1963 and the Master of Divinity in 1969.  After pastoring in California and Hawaii, Delmer and family returned to Oklahoma.  While living in Tulsa he completed the Clinical Pastoral Education program at Hillcrest Medical Center.  He felt this training would help him better minister to families that were dealing with a crisis.  He followed that with Campus Minister at OSU-Tech in Okmulgee.

                In 1974, after serving four years in the Army Reserves, he was called to active duty as a chaplain and served at Fort Sill, Oklahoma for three years.  He returned to the Army Reserves in 1977, served in Desert Storm, and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1992.

                Delmer continued his education and received his Doctor of Education degree from Oklahoma State University in 1992.

                In 1994 a lifelong dream was realized when he and Ramona were appointed as foreign missionaries to Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  He served as the Arab Gulf Director and began the International Institute of Biblical Studies.  While serving in the Arab Gulf, Delmer and Ramona started the Emirates Baptist Church International that still exists today.  After returning to the states in 2000, he and Ramona served for five months in Bangalore, India.  Delmer trained ministers in the Clinical Pastoral Education Program at the Bangalore Baptist Hospital.

                In August of 2015, after 56 years of marriage, his beloved Ramona went to heaven.  In February of 2019, Delmer reconnected with a former love.  He and Norma, the sister of hiss mentor and friend Avery Willis, had dated when going to Oklahoma Baptist University.  On June 1st of 2019, in Alpharetta, Georgia, they were joined in marriage.  While their time together was short, it was filled with dreams, plans, prayers and love.

                Delmer passed from this world into the arms of his precious Savior in August 10, 2019.  Delmer served his God, his country and left and amazing and rich legacy for his family.

                Delmer is survived by his wife, Norma S. Allen; daughter, Charity Buxton and husband, Michael of Edmond, OK; son, Timothy Allen and wife, Vickie of McAlester, OK; granddaughter, Victoria Allen; sister, Bobbie Muse and husband, Vernon of Sand Springs, OK; sister, Jenita Sutmiller of Wilburton, OK; many nieces and nephews; the children of Norma Allen – David Whitten, John Whitten, Sarah Hersey and James Whitten.

                He is preceded in death by his wife, Ramona, his father, Floyd Allen, and mother, Robbie Allen.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Baptist Foundation of Oklahoma for endowment for Fellowship of Baptist Educators, 3800 N. May Ave, Oklahoma City, OK, 73112 (405-949-9500).

                A memorial service at Center Point Baptist Church at 2pm on Tuesday, August 13 2019 with Rev. Darryl Muse, Rev. Jaston Sutmiller, and Rev. Carl Rudek officiating.  Internment to follow at the Centerpoint Cemetery, Wilburton, Oklahoma.  Music by Amanda Sutmiller and Charity Buxton

Pallbearers: Mike Muse, Jason Sutmiller, Michael Buxton, Zachary Sutmiller, Tyler Muse, and Jeff Pryor.  Honorary Pallbearers:  Vernon Muse, Jim Allen, and Donald Scott

Services Under the Direction of Waldrop Funeral Home, Wilburton, OK

Services 2pm Tuesday

Centerpoint Baptist Church

Viewing Monday 4pm-8pm

Family to greet friends 6pm to 8pm

James Arthur Hiatt

In Memory of James Arthur Hiatt

James Arthur Hiatt born January 10, 1958 passed from this life August 9, 2019 at the age of 61.

James was born in Weaverville, California to Jack Hiatt and Oleta (Muse) Hiatt.

James graduated from ReD Oak High School, Class of 1976. James was a catcher on Red Oak's first "state bound" baseball team. James continued his education at Eastern Oklahoma State College, graduating with a degree in machine technology.

James worked most of his life in the oil field, either as a roustabout or leading a crew of roustabouts. James enjoyed hunting and fishing with his children and being around his grandchildren.

James did life his way and loved being around his family and friends.

James leaves behind his daughter Halie (Hiatt) Meek, of Wilburton, Oklahoma and his son Conner Hiatt, of Edmond, Oklahoma. Grandchildren, Jewel and Joel Benson, of Wilburton, Oklahoma. Sister, Judy Hiatt, of Red Oak, brothers Vince Hiatt and wife Donna, of Red Oak, Oklahoma, Gene Hiatt and wife Helen, of Whitesboro, Oklahoma, and sister-in-law Belinda Hiatt, of Red Oak, Oklahoma. Numerous nieces and nephews, other family, and friends.

James was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jack Hiatt.

Memorial Service at The Bob Waldrop Memorial Chapel, Wilburton, Oklahoma, at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 12, 2019 with Rev. Kenneth Rouviere officiating.


Jean D. Scales

In Memory Of Jean D. Scales

Jean D. Scales, age 69, of Wilburton, Oklahoma, passed away Monday, July 15, 2019 at McAlester, Oklahoma.

Jean was born in Antlers, Oklahoma on August 7, 1949, a son of the late Jessie Mae (Gibson) and Ed Scales.

Jean worked as a clerk at Roy's, of Wilburton, Oklahoma. He was a member of the Coon Hunters Association and the Kiamichi Wilderness Association.

He was the husband of Nadell Price Scales.

Jean is survived by:

Wife: Nadell Scales, of the home.

Daughter/Son-In-Law: Sherry & Tony Foster, of Ida, Louisiana.

Sister/Brother-In-Law: Wanda & Red Hammons, of Panola, Oklahoma.

Brother: Perry Scales, of Wilburton, Oklahoma.

He is also survived by 4 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren.

Jean was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Stephany Dawn Greytok, sister Pauline Fay Hardin.

Memorial Service at The Bob Waldrop Memorial Chapel, Wilburton, Oklahoma, is Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 2 p.m. with Mr. Greg Phralls officiating.


James F. "Jim" Thornburg

James F. “Jim” Thornburg, 80, grew his wings and flew to Heaven on Sunday, July 14, 2019.

James was born in Wister, Oklahoma. He attended Panola High and graduated as Valedictorian in 1958. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1958, and served in Vietnam for 12 months. He was stationed at Perrin AFB where his Unit had been selected as the best aircraft maintenance organization in the U.S. Air Force. He was a supply special specialist with the 4780th Air Defense winner of the 1969, Daedalian Maintenance Trophy. This marked the first time an Aerospace Defense Command (ADC) unit has won the stiff Air Force-wide competition for the annual award which was established by the order of Daedalians, an organization founded by World War I pilots.

Jim was a caring, patient, loving husband and father with a heart of gold. He married Mary Thornburg from Michigan in 1963 and like most military families they were stationed all over the world and ended up back in Texas where he retired from the military as Master Sergeant in 1984.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruthie Hunnicutt; step-father, Cecil Hunnicutt; and sisters, Mae Crabtree, Linda Bodiford and Peggy Sue Hunnicutt.

Survivors: Ex-wife, Mary Thornburg-Godin and her partner, Phillip Godin of Azle; daughters, Melissa Becerra and Roy Wagner of Fort Worth, Debbie Adams and husband, Kurt of Azle, and Sherry McKinney of Fort Worth; son, Brian Thornburg and wife, Michelle of Saginaw; brothers, Larry Thornburg, Fred Thornburg, Eddie Hunnicutt, Robert Hunnicutt and Rick Hunnicutt; grandchildren, Michelle Ward, Frank James Becerra, Davis Adams, Lauren Cox, Morgan Thornburg, Kirstie Davis, Blake Thornburg and Koby Adams, and 12 great-grandchildren, who he loved more than anything.

Memorial Service at First Baptist Church of Wilburton, Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. with Dr. Paul Brady and Rev. Willard Francis officiating. Burial at Lutie Cemetery, Wilburton, Oklahoma.


Jack Nash

In Memory of Jack Nash

Jack Nash, age 96, of Wilburton, Oklahoma, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2019 at his residence.

Jack was born in Paden, Oklahoma on April 15, 1923, a son of the late Lucy (Davis) and Gordon L. Nash.

Jack worked as a rancher. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp.

He attended First Baptist Church, of Wilburton, Oklahoma. Was also a member of the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association and the VFW.

He was the husband of Edith (Back) Nash. Jack and Edith were married on October 24, 2009 in Wilburton, Oklahoma.

Jack is survived by Wife, Son and Daughter-in-Law, Daughter and Son-in-Law, Sister, Four Grandchildren, Four Great Grandchildren, Several Nieces and Nephews.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Lottie; 2 sisters, Barbara and Dean.

Memorial Service at First Baptist Church, Wilburton, Oklahoma, at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 with Dr. Paul Brady officiating. Burial at the Wilburton Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Wilburton, Oklahoma.


Cletus Virgil Culberson

In Memory of Cletus Virgil Culberson

Cletus Virgil Culberson, age 77, of Wilburton, Oklahoma, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Talihina, Oklahoma

Cletus was born in Wilburton, Oklahoma on February 20, 1942, a son of the late Virgil & Elizabeth (Andrews) Culberson.

He worked and retired as a truck driver at the Army Ammunition Plant. He liked to farm and loved his tractors and trucks.

Cletus served in the U.S. Army.

Cletus was the husband of Martha Gene Bynum. They were married in Panola, Oklahoma 20 years ago.

Cletus is survived by:

Wife: Martha Gene Bynum, of the home.

Daughter: Melissa Culberson, of Oklahoma.

Sons/Daughter-In-Law: Brian & Christie Culberson, of Wilburton, Oklahoma; Timmy Culberson, of Oklahoma.

Sisters: Margaret Nell Kindrick, of Gowen, Oklahoma; Edith Griffitts, of Wilburton, Oklahoma; Louise Walden, of Wilburton, Oklahoma.

Cletus was preceded in death by 2 brothers, 1 sister, mother Elizabeth Culberson, and father Virgil Culberson.

Service at The Bob Waldrop Memorial Chapel, Wilburton, Oklahoma, at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 5, 209 with Rev. Willard Francis officiating. Interment to follow at the Centerpoint Cemetery, of Wilburton, Oklahoma.

Pallbearers: Tommy Culberson, Steve Crouch, Logan Byrd, Dalton Marrow, Tucker Marrow, Cody Tyler.