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Thursday, 05 January 2017 10:05

Dale Stewart Rouk obit

Dale Stewart Rouk, 79, passed away January 1, 2017 in Burleson, Texas. He was born August 22, 1937 to the late Charles and Helen (Bebe) Rouk in Beggs, Oklahoma. Dale was the founding member of the Pan Handle Team Pinners Association of Amarillo and instrumental in the creation of two horse sales organizations, Ocala Breeders Sales and Keenland Sales Company, of which he was part of for 45 years. He was also two time Breeder of the Year of the Texas Thoroughbred Breeder’s Association.

Preceding Dale in death are his parents, former wife Jane Marie Jones and brother Bill Rouk. Left to cherish the memories of Dale are his children Scott Rouk and wife Amy of Elk Ridge, Maryland and Cindy Cowell and husband Brent of Amarillo, grandchildren Taylor, Rachel, Bailey, and Zachary, great granddaughter, Olivia, sisters Nancy Jackson and husband Gary of Beggs, Billie Ruth Zavesky and husband Danny of Hallettsville, Texas and Jeanie Lester of Bakersfield, California, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends and family may visit the funeral home on Friday from 12:00 PM-8:00 PM.

Services for Dale will be held 10:00 A.M. Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Beggs with Reverend Chris Gore officiating. Interment will follow at the Beggs Cemetery. Casketbearers will be Matt Jackson, Gary Jackson, Jerry Jackson, Pete Jackson, and Scott Rouk.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Beggs.
Memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with the family on Dale’s Tribute Page of our website at www.mcclendon-winters.com

Monday, 02 January 2017 18:36

Junior Dee Gardenhire obit

Junior Dee Gardenhire, 81 passed away Friday, December 30, 2016 in Tulsa. Junior was born August 22, 1935 in Hulbert, Oklahoma to the late Joe and Francis (Rusk) Gardenhire. He joined the Air Force in 1953 and retired after twenty years in 1973. Junior was a Boomer Sooner and Dallas Cowboy football fan. He enjoyed watching baseball, barbequing, fishing, and camping. Junior was a member of the VFW Post 1189 and a proud Vietnam Veteran.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Clyde Gardenhire, Fred Gardenhire, Cecil Gardenhire, and Bill Gardenhire, sisters Willa Mae, and Imogene, daughters Connie Gardenhire, Debbie Pearson, and Linda Schleppi. Left to cherish the memories of Junior are his children Jerry Gardenhire and wife Theresia of Carrollton, Lana Berger of Tulsa, Johnny Gardenhire and wife Judy of Okmulgee, Vickie Yates and husband Terry of Purcell, Jimmy Gardenhire and wife Doris of Fairview, sister Virginia Kelso of Mounds, thirteen grandchildren and twenty-three great grandchildren.

A graveside service for Junior will be held 3:00 P.M. Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at the Okmulgee Cemetery. Military Honors will be provided by the Tinker Air Force Base Honor Guard.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee
Memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with the family on Junior's Tribute Page of our website at www.mcclendon-winters.com

Monday, 02 January 2017 18:22

Beverly L. (Johnson) Lewis death notice

Beverly L. (Johnson) Lewis, longtime Okmulgee resident, passed away Saturday, December 31, 2016 in Oklahoma City at the age of 81. Arrangements are pending and have been entrusted to the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.

Monday, 02 January 2017 18:13

Jeremy Hamilton obit

Funeral Services are currently pending for Jeremy Hamilton, a longtime Henryetta resident and pipeliner, who passed from this life on Thursday, December 29, 2016 in Tulsa at the age of 43.  Service information and survivors will be released as soon as the information has been finalized.

Services are under the direction of Integrity Funeral Service of Henryetta.

Monday, 02 January 2017 17:22

Charles Keller obit

Charles Andrew Keller, a resident of Magnolia, Arkansas passed away Saturday, December 24th, 2016 in Magnolia at the age of 64. He was born November 24, 1952 in Lawton, Oklahoma to Andrew Jack Keller and Betty Ann (Johnson) Keller.

Charles grew up in Henryetta and was a graduate of Henryetta High School Class of 1971. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1984 and studied on scholarship at the University Intensive Language Program at Tianjin in the Peoples Republic from1986-87. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a doctorate in History in 1996 and was presently employed at Southern Arkansas University. Charles' long term goal was to teach Chinese and American History courses at a junior college or small four year college. Charles reached his goal in life.

Charles loved nature and loved being outdoors. He loved hunting, particularly duck hunting, fishing and golfing.

He is preceded in death by his mother Betty Ann Keller November 20, 2009.

He is survived by his wife, San San Keller of the home in Magnolia, Arkansas;
A step daughter, Angela Zhu of China;
His father, Jack Keller & wife Sylvia of Henryetta;
Two brothers, Richard Keller of Pleasant Valley;
Steven Keller & wife Michelle of Waco, Texas;
An uncle, Murl Keller of Buffalo, Minnesota;
Also by nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Toby Notley, Carl Keller, Jimmie Crain, Philip Crain, Randy Thompson & Robert Harris.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Integrity Chapel with Rex Walcher officiating.  Interment will follow in Westlawn Cemetery under direction of Integrity Funeral Service.

Monday, 02 January 2017 17:17

Bill Deo Jr. Obit

Bill Deo Jr., a longtime resident of Henryetta, passed away in Tulsa on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at the age of 68. Bill was born on March 9, 1948 in Hanna, Oklahoma to Billy William Deo, Sr. and Sarah Spaniard. Bill grew up in the Hanna area attending Hanna Public Schools, before moving to Weleetka Public Schools where he graduated high school.

Bill worked as a furniture mover for approximately 15 years for Mathis Brothers Furniture in Oklahoma City. Bill married Susie Watson on August 24, 2004 in Morris, Oklahoma. He loved to play golf, enjoyed almost any board game, cherished reading his bible, and tackled many projects as an accomplished woodworker. Bill especially enjoyed playing with his grandchildren. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and son and he will be missed by his family and many good friends.

Bill is preceded in death by both his mother and father; a sister, Margo Deo; a brother, Wallace Deo; a step-sister, Lena Tiger; and step-brother, Lawrence Josie.

He is survived by his wife of 12 years, Susie Deo of the home in Henryetta; a daughter, Serena Deo of Louisiana; a son, Billy Deo and wife Nancy of Okemah; a son, Phillip Deo and wife Tina of Beggs; a daughter, Tamrah Earls and husband Jordan of Henryetta; a step daughter, Roberta Lindsey of Allen; a step-son, Little "Cho" Lindsey of Henryetta; a step-son, Chebonnie "Rocky" Lindsey and wife Cheryl of Sapulpa; a step-daughter, Geebee Ratliff and husband Robert of Glenpool; step-daughter, Liza Lindsey of Okmulgee; Step-daughter, Tumissah Lindsey of the home in Henryetta; one brother, Paul Haynes of Henryetta; one sister, Josephine Francis and husband Robert of Glenpool; by 25 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; and by a host of nieces, nephews, other extended family, and many good friends.

Viewing for Bill will be held on Sunday, December 18, 2016 from 1:00pm until 4:00pm at Integrity Funeral Service in Henryetta. A wake service for Bill will be held on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 7:00pm at Weogufkee Church, near Hanna, Oklahoma.

A funeral service for Bill will be held on Monday, December 19, 2016 at 1:00pm at Weogufkee Church in Hanna with Rev. Oscar Harjo officiating. Interment will follow immediately at Weogufkee Church Cemetery in Hanna under the direction of Integrity Funeral Service.

Pallbearers will be Charles Jal Harley, Jordan Earls, Jordan Hicks, Steve Yargee, Jeffery Scull, and Michael Evans. Honorary bearers will be William Gouge, Jacob Hill, Danny Lindsey, Mitch Jacks, and Jacob Lewis.

Saturday, 31 December 2016 11:09

Floyd "Gene" Eugene Lewellen obituary

Floyd "Gene" Eugene Lewellen, 63 passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016. He was born October 9, 1953 to Rex Lewellen and Yoneko Yamashita Lewellen in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Gene married Mary Harlan on April 1, 1988 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Gene enjoyed baseball coaching and officiating, golf, and all kinds of sports. He was an avid reader. He was a member of OSSAA Officials Hall of Fame 2014. Gene was also a Rotarian and a member of the United Methodist Men.lewellen

Preceding his death was his father, Rex. Left to cherish the memory of Gene is his wife, Mary of the home, daughters, Courtney Lewellen of Shawnee, Whitney Lewellen of Tulsa, son and wife, Eric and Steph Lewellen of Fort Mill, South Carolina, daughter and husband, Maggie and Brent Bailey of Okmulgee, mother, Yoneko Lewellen of Oklahoma City, brother, Terry Lewellen of Oklahoma City, and brother and wife, David and Patty Lewellen of Oklahoma City. He is also survived by grandchildren, Mason Bailey of Okmulgee, Ethan Gallagher of Tulsa, Maryl and Justin Lewellen of Shawnee and Charlotte and Audrey Lewellen of South Carolina.

A memorial service for Gene will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at the First United Methodist Church of Okmulgee. Rev. Roland Youngberg will officiate. Honorary Pallbearers will be Brent Bailey, Andrew Harlan, Alex Hess, Jackson Hess, Mark Hess, Tyler Lewellen, Shane Lewellen, Harold Fox, Dave Gibson, Jered Jones, Daryl Maxville, Mike Sexton and Mat Wilson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Methodist Men of the First United Methodist Church of Okmulgee or Okmulgee Main Street.

Arrangements and cremation services have been entrusted to the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.

Memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with the family on Gene’s Tribute Page of our website at www.mcclendon-winters.com

Monday, 26 December 2016 20:35

Edna L McCullar obit

Edna L McCullar, a longtime resident of Hanna passed away Monday, December 19th, 2016 in Checotah at the age of 83.  She was born December 31, 1932 in Stanley, Oklahoma to Goldie Houseworth and Ora (Farmer) Houseworth.  Edna worked for the Ammunition Depot for several years, also at the sewing factory in Eufaula and later at various area grocery stores. She was a member of the Fundamentalist Baptist Church in Eufaula.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Goldie & Ora Houseworth, her first husband Alford Peters, second husband O. J. McCullar, two brothers, Leland Houseworth and Loren Houseworth.

She is survived by three children: Kathy Ford & husband Calvin of Meeker;
Tommy Peters & wife Robena of Wetumka;
Ed Peters & wife Vickie of Eufaula;
Three stepsons: Jackie Dale McCullar & wife Debbie of Oktaha;
James Dwight McCullar of Norman;
Jessie David (Skip) McCullar and wife Carolyn of Henryetta;
Eight grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren;
Six step grandchildren and numerous step great grandchildren
Two brothers: Lenvil Houseworth of Eugene, Oregon;
Norman K. Houseworth of Portland, Oregon;
As well as a host of nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Greg Ford, Jon Ford, Matthew Peters, Jason Peters, Gage Askew & Dillon Peters.

A funeral service is scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 23, 2016 at Integrity Chapel with Chaplain Tony Hodgson officiating.  Interment will follow in Lenna Cemetery under direction of Integrity Funeral Service'.

Monday, 26 December 2016 20:34

Bonnie Darline Tarwater obit

Bonnie Darline Tarwater, a resident of Henryetta passed away Sunday, December 18th, 2016 in Henryetta at the age of 72.  She was born February 29, 1944 at Border, Texas to Richard Thompson and Virginia (Tabor) Thompson.  Bonnie married James O. Tarwater in October of 1999 and was a homemaker.

She is preceded in death by her parents Richard and Virginia Thompson, a brother, Roger Thompson and a sister Anita Edwards Ashley.

She is survived by her husband James Tarwater of the home in Henryetta;
Two sons: Billy John Rex, Jr. of Bristow;
Vernon Wayne Rex of Okmulgee;
Eleven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, three step grandchildren and one step great grandchild; One sister, Linda Johnson of Okmulgee; One brother, Ronald Thompson of Okmulgee; As well as a host of friends and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Harris, Travis Harris, Bill Stanton, Mickey Stanton, Matt Laffoon, and Chad Tarwater.

Friends may visit the funeral home Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 22, 2016 at Integrity Chapel with Rev. Tyler McDowell officiating.  Interment will follow in Salt Creek Cemetery under direction of Integrity Funeral Service.

Monday, 26 December 2016 20:32

Dale E Berry obit

Dale E Berry, a longtime resident of Tulsa, Oklahoma passed from this life on Monday, December 19, 2016 in Henryetta at the age of 59. Dale was born on March 5, 1957 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to George Roland Berry and Vita Mae Richardson Berry. Dale grew up in Tulsa and attended Tulsa Public Schools, graduating from Will Rogers High School with the class of 1975.

Dale was a longtime member of Saints Peter and Paul Church in Tulsa. He liked to fish and camp and loved any type of outdoor adventure. Dale was a loving father, grandfather, son, and brother and he will be missed by his family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his mother, his father, and one brother, Lawrence Paul Berry.

Dale is survived by his daughter, Violet Berry of Tulsa; three sons, Justin Berry and wife Jenn of Montclair, CA, Garrett Berry of Tulsa, and Cody Berry of Montclair, CA; by ten grandchildren, Keyarah Berry, Ivy Watson, Cooper Blount, Klover Berry, Lily Watson, Copeland Berry, Emri Berry, Khouri Berry, Kyler Berry and Dallas Berry; three brothers, George Berry and wife Roann of Tulsa, David Berry of Owasso, and Arthur Berry of Prattville, OK; by numerous nieces, nephews, other extended family, and many good friends.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation services and arrangements have been entrusted to Integrity Funeral Service of Henryetta.

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