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Wednesday, 21 August 2013 16:41

Mary Wesley Johnson obit

Mary Wesley (McGowne) Johnson a lifelong resident of Henryetta and Wilson communities, went to be with our Lord and entered into eternal life on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at her home in rural Henryetta, OK at the age of 81. She was born March 17, 1932 in Morris, OK to James McGowne & Lucille (Fisher).

Mary was a loving mother, grandmother, an aunt and good friend to all. She will be missed by all who knew her. Mary lived her life to please God and devoted most of her time to her family and her church. She cared deeply for her church and church family at the United Pentecostal Church in Dewar, Oklahoma.

Monday, 19 August 2013 09:26

Pending Funeral Notice Audra Leola Stokes

Pending Funeral Notice

                   
Audra Leola Stokes, age 87, died Monday, August 19, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Arrangements: Integrity Funeral Service

An Online Guestbook is available at http://www.integrityfuneralservice.com.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 22:14

Maton Lee Thompson obit

Maton Lee Thompson, longtime Beggs and Eufaula area resident, died on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at the age of 82.  He was born on May 10, 1931 in Beggs to Markie Maton and Edith (Alspaw) Thompson.  

Maton enjoyed watching sports and fishing.  He retired from American Airlines as a mechanic.  He was a lifetime member of the VFW in Eufaula.  Maton was a member of the Transport Workers Union Local 514 of Tulsa and the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Morris.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Joy Thompson, a son, Danny Thompson and a step-son, Jim Edwards.  

Survivors include his wife, Virginia Thompson of Broken Arrow, daughters, Teresa Jamison of Beggs and Dixie Maxwell and husband Ray of Keota, step-children, Nancy Jack of Broken Arrow, Cindy Moguin of Tulsa, Leonard Keith and  wife Annie of Tulsa, Ann Wilbourn of Washington State, Tim Edwards and wife Lisa of Coweta, and Linda Raulston and husband David of Conway, Arkansas, brothers and sister, O.G. Thompson of Beggs, Christine Hamilton and husband Johnny of Beggs and Mickey Thompson and wife Tana of Broken Arrow, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held 10:00 A.M. Friday, August 16, 2013 at the Crossroads Baptist Church with Reverends David Hamilton and Harvey Gill officiating.  Interment will follow at the Beggs Cemetery.  Casketbearers will be Chace Jamison, Jake Maxwell, Leonard Keith, Tim Edwards, David Raulston and Scott Fletcher.  Honorary casketbearers will be Larry Campbell, Ray Maxwell and Pat Trent.  Friends may visit the funeral home on Thursday from 2-8 P.M.  Arrangements are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Beggs.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 20:25

Treman Dean Smith obit

Treman Dean Smith a resident of Dewar, Ok passed away on August 10, 2013 in Tulsa at the age of 77. Born August 5, 1936 in Henryetta to Mart and Susie (Findle) Smith. Treman was a veteran serving with the US Army, member of the Eagle Heights Church and worked most his life as a mechanic.

He married Ruby McElhannon on September 13, 1955 in Henryetta.

Survived by his wife Ruby Smith of the home. Son Allen and wife Amber Smith of Dewar. 2 Grandsons: Nathan and Damian of Dewar
Brother Leman Smith of Ketchikan, Alaska

At Treman's request, there will be no services.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 19:42

Ida VanCleave pending obit

Pending Funeral Notice:

Ida VanCleave of Henryetta, Oklahoma, age 94 died Tuesday, August 13 in Henryetta.

Arrangements: Integrity Funeral Service

An Online Guestbook is available at http://www.integrityfuneralservice.com

Jimmy DeWayne Wittman, age 67, of Okmulgee, passed away Friday, August 9, 2013 in Okmulgee. He was born May 31, 1946 in Tulare, CA to Maxine Wittman and G.W. Wittman.  

Jimmy was a graduate of Okmulgee High School and Northeastern State University.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother Gary Lee Wittman.
Jimmy is survived by one daughter, Kristie Wittman of Okmulgee; a son Kendon Young, Okmulgee; three grandchildren, Brittanie Hembree, Alexis Young and Trey Wittman of Okmulgee; sister and brother-in-laws Sue and J.R. Gleason of Okmulgee, Julie and Tom Cole of Bonham, TX; sister Charlotte Klutts of Okmulgee; and a host of nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home Chapel in Okmulgee.

Arrangements are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.

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

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 10:37

Lawrence Louis Bonham obit

Lawrence Louis Bonham died at his home in Beggs on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 87 years of age.  Lawrence was born in Beggs on September 4, 1925 to Emery Eugene and Era (Lawrence) Bonham.  On December 21, 1944 he married Betty Lou Lee.  He loved work as a farmer and was able to purchase his own farm in 1958.  He served on the ASCS Community Committee from 1957 until elected to the ASCS County Committee, serving until 1981.  In 1976 the Bonham’s were Okmulgee County’s Outstanding Farm Family.  He was very active helping with 4H and FFA kids and helped build the FFA show barn.  Lawrence worked for the Nuyaka Rural Water District #7 for eight years.  He began attending the Beggs First Assembly of God Church in 1950 and was elected a deacon in 1960, serving for 35 plus years.

Lawrence was preceded in death by his wife Betty on March 15, 2013, his parents, three sons: Lee Livingston Bonham, Everett Eugene Bonham and Lawrence Louis Bonham, II and two brothers: Walter Bonham and Gene Bonham.  He is survived by one son Michael Bonham and wife Yvette of Beggs, seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, a sister Hazel Greer and husband Jerry of Cincinnati, Ohio and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, August 16, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the First Assembly of God Church in Beggs with Reverend Robert Yandell officiating assisted by Reverend Bill Storie.  Interment will follow at the Beggs Cemetery.  Casket bearers are Andy Arnold, Mickey Wilburn, Jim Pilkington, Kenny Gibbens, Blaine Abbott and James Maddux.  Honorary casket bearer is William Coksie.  Friends may see Lawrence at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home in Beggs on Thursday from 12:00 – 8:00 P.M.  Memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with the family on Lawrence’s tribute page at www.mcclendon-winters.com

Tuesday, 13 August 2013 09:38

Ronnie Harold "Butch" Sullivan obit

Ronnie Butch Sullivan obitRonnie Harold "Butch" Sullivan, a resident of rural Henryetta, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2013 at his home at the age of 71. He was born September 10, 1941 in Tulsa, OK to Ralph Harold Sullivan & Jewell (Eaton) Sullivan.

Butch proudly served in the US Army from 1961-1964

He married the love of his life, Norma Louise Johnson on September 22, 1966 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Butch was a charter member of Endtime Revival Tabernacle and loved his church family very much.

He loved his family and was full of joy always making people laugh. He collected the book series Chicken Soup For The Soul, he enjoyed making balloon animals for children and playing horseshoes.

Butch is survived by his wife, Norma "Bootsie" Sullivan of the home, son, Ron Sullivan & wife Susan of Henryetta, daughter, Melissa Stubbs & husband Rocky of Henryetta, and son, Lester Sullivan of Henryetta, 10 grandchildren, Tiffany Sullivan, Leslie Sullivan, Ron Michael Sullivan, Andrew Stubbs all of Henryetta, Briahna Kincade & husband Dylan of Wetumka, Nathan Sullivan, Makenna Stubbs, Tylor Sullivan, Bethany Sullivan, and Brooke Sullivan, great grandson, Seth Michael Sullivan and expected great grandson, Legend Wade Kincade, brother, George Sullivan of Tulsa, sister, Judy Salyers & husband David of Tulsa, and sister, Janice Schafran& husband Dennis of Raleigh, North Carolina, as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be Ron Michael Sullivan, Andrew Stubbs, James Page, Jason Page, Carl Page and Michael Page.

Honorary Pallbearers Rocky Stubbs, Michael O'Dell, Kenny Hutchcraft, David Salyers, Jerry D. Page Sr., Gary VanMeter, and Lewayne Tucker. Special Honorary Pallbearer, Rev. Carl VanMeter, founding pastor of Endtime Revival Tabernacle.

Viewing will be from 4-8pm on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 and Wednesday, August 14 from 8AM - 8PM at Integrity Funeral Service.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Integrity Chapel with Rev. Michael VanMeter, officiating and Rev. James Page, assisting. Interment will follow at Endtime Revival Church Cemetery south of Henryetta with military honors by the US Army. Services are under the direction of Integrity Funeral Service.

Friday, 09 August 2013 08:20

Norma Ruth Couch obit

Norma Ruth Couch, loving wife, mother and nana, passed away Sunday evening, August 4, 2013at her home after a courageous battle with cancer.  She was 73 years of age.  Norma was born October 9, 1939 in Okmulgee to the late Everett and Stella (Milligan) Lawson.  She started school in Natura and later attended Rocky Hill School.  She graduated from Nuyaka School in 1957.  Norma married the love of her life, Jim Couch, on May 16, 1959 in Henryetta.  She loved her family dearly and enjoyed the time she spent with them.  Norma loved baking and her flower garden.  She was a wonderful homemaker and was co-owner and operator of the family cattle business.  She was a member of the Red Hat Club, Dripping Springs OHCE and the Nuyaka Baptist Church, where she served on numerous committees.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Jim Couch, two sons, Darren Couch and wife Shawna and Dane Couch and wife Paige and four grandchildren, Bryce, Kaitlyn, Ashton and Tyler Couch, all of Okmulgee.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, August 8, 2013 at the Nuyaka Baptist Church with Reverends Jarrod Kendall and Chad Eads officiating.  Interment will follow in the Morse Cemetery(Okfuskee County).  Casketbearers will be Jim Arnold, David Powers, Anthony Ivins, Gerald Toon, Larry Story and Steve Ennis.  Honorary Casketbearers will be Hayden Ivins, Bill Holcomb, Bob Turner, Benny Aspy, Dickie Melton and Truman McCall.  Friends may visit the funeral home on Wednesday from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Nuyaka Baptist Church Building Fund in Norma’s Memory.  Arrangements are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.

Friday, 09 August 2013 08:03

Alma Wadley Lackey obit

Alma Wadley Lackey, a resident of Okmulgee, passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at the age of 94. She was born May 4, 1919 to Benjamin Harrison and Ester Lee (Wilson) Spears in Muldrow, Oklahoma. She was member of the Second Baptist Church in Okmulgee.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, James T. Wadley; second husband, David Lackey; two sons, David Mark and James Lee Wadley and numerous brothers and sisters.

Survivors include her son, Don Wadley and wife, Christie of Okmulgee; five grandchildren, Lance, Andy and Bruce Wadley, Kristina Parker and Sabina Wadley; seven great grandchildren, Phillip, Alma, Kate and Kylie Wadley, Lexi, Cadance and Karalynn Parker and numerous other relatives.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 9, 2013 at the Second Baptist Church with Dr. Bob Burch officiating. Burial will follow the service at the Okmulgee Cemetery under the direction of the Jackson Funeral Home and Crematory in Okmulgee.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Marvin Brady, Rodney Weller, Steve Weller, Everett Horn and Bobby Horn.

Visitation will be held Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Jackson Funeral Home in Okmulgee.