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Ruby Gaasch of Cleveland, was born October 20, 1904, in Cherokee County, Al., of Alfred and Mary Smith. She moved with her famly to Creek County, Oklahoma when she was five years old. She was educated at the Newby School and attended a business school in Tulsa.
Ruby passed away Sept. 5, 1988, at the age of 83 years, 10 months and 9 days. She was married to Troy F. Gaasch, February 6, 1925, in Bristow.
She is survived by: 3 daughters, Lenora Crowder of Waco, TX., Florence Ferguson of Cleveland, and Lorene Gaasch of Chelsea, Ok., five grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Sept. 6th at the First Baptist Church, place of interment Bristow City Cemetery, with Rev. George C. Boston, officiating.
Ruby served in the Home Demonstration Club and other community groups. In November 1941, Mr. and Mrs. Gaasch assumed ownership of a grocery store at Big Pond, (near Milfay and Depew). They operated the store until August, 1955 when they accepted jobs with the Cleveland Public Schools, where they worked until retirement. For several years after retirement they had part-time jobs with Cleveland National Bank, First Baptist Church and Carnes Oil Company.
For many years Ruby cleaned the First Presbyterian in Cleveland.
Having joined the First Baptist Church of Depew in the early fifties, Mr. and Mrs. Gaasch affiliated with the First Baptist Church of Cleveland.
Ruby Gaasch was a member of the Sunday School Class and assisted with vacation Bible School several years.
She is survived by her three daughters.
A 43-year-old Mannford woman was killed early Monday in a head-on collision on the highway atop the Keystone Dam, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.
The death raised the state's 1984 traffic toll to 180, compared with 172 for the same period last year.
Carolyn R. Garrison was pronounced dead at the accident scene from head injuries, the patrol said.
The accident happened when an unidentified driver went left of center and struck the Garrison car head-on, officers said. The driver of the other car left the accident scene on foot.
C. L. Gatlin, 65, of rural Mannford, died Sunday, February 8, at his home after a long illness.
Services were held at the Church of Christ in Mannford, Tuesday, February 10, at 2 p.m. with Ralph Baldwin and David Stites officiating.
Gatlin was born September 5, 1921 near Pawnee and had resided in the Mannford area for 26 years. He was a member of the Church of Christ, and was well-known for his wood-working abilities and creations.
He was married to Hazel Miller on May 5, 1945.
He is survived by three sons, Wallace Gatlin and Raymond Gatlin, both of Mannford, and Ronald Gatlin of Long Island, New York; three daughters, Mrs. Paul (Donna) Norwood, Mannford, Ms. Marie Day of Perkins, and Mrs. Richard (Kathy) McCafferty of Sapulpa; two brothers, Ellis and Arthur Gatlin, both of Cushing; and two sisters, Mrs. Daisy Jones of Cushing and Mrs. Stella Scroggins of Mannford.
Interment was held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Mannford.
From "The News Journal," Mannford, Oklahoma, February 11, 1987
C.L. Gatlin, 65, passed away Sunday, February 8, 1987 at his rural Mannford home after a long illness.
Gatlin was born September 5, 1921 at the 101 Ranch in Osage County near Pawnee. He was raised near the Oilton-Cushing area, and received his education there. He married Hazel Miller on May 5, 1945 in Chandler, Ok. and they made their first home in Cushing. He had been a resident of Mannford for 26 years. A member of the Mannford Church of Christ, Gatlin was well known for his creative wood-working abilities. He was a painter and construction worker by profession.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel, of the home; three sons; Wallace and Raymond, of Mannford, and Ronald of Long Island, N.Y.; three daughters: Mrs. Paul (Donna) Norwood of Mannford, Ms. Marie Day of Perkins, and Mrs. Richard (Kathy) McCafferty of Sapulpa; two brothers: Ellis and Arthur Gatlin of Cushing; and two sisters: Mrs. Daisy Jones of Cushing and Mrs. Stella Scroggins of Mannford. Twelve grandchildren also survive.
Services were Tuesday, February 10, at 2:00 p.m. in the Mannford Church of Christ under the direction of Hackler Funeral Home of Cushing. The Rev. Ralph Baldwin and the Rev. David Stites officiated. Interment was at the Oak Hill Cemetery near Mannford.
James L. Gatwood
James L. Gatwood of Mannford passed away Wednesday, October 19, 1988, in Tulsa, at the age of 62.
He was born February 24, 1926, in Mobile, Ala. He moved to Mannford 10 years ago from Mobile.
He married Maxine Miller October 28, 1951, in Lucedale, Miss.
Gatwood was a machinist for T-K International. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the Mannford Masonic Lodge 515 AF & AM. He was a member and served on the director's staff of the Akdar Shrine. A veteran of World War II, he served in the Marine Corps.
He is survived by his wife of the home, four daughters, Frieda Strong of Mobile, Evelyn Miller of Jennings, Dian Dearman of Sand Springs and Ruby Forbes of Mannford; four sons, Lindsey Gatwood of Neosho, Mo., Charlie Gatwood of Mannford, Ike Gatwood of Tulsa and Clark Gatwood of Neosho; three sisters, Katy Greenlee of Mobile, Jessie Fuller of Okmulgee, and Nellie Mae Givens of Mobile; three brothers Johnny Gatwood, Hugh Lee Gatwood, and D.V. Gatwood, all of Mobile; and 14 grandchildren.
Funeral Service was at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 22, at the Mannford Assembly of God Church. The Revs. Bill Weaver, Don Couch, and J.W. Wright officiated. Interment followed in Oak Hill Cemetery under the direction of Mobley-Dodson Funeral Service.
Melvina Gear, 83, of Inola, Ok. passed away December 12, 1987, in Tulsa, Ok.
Melvina was born June 19, 1904 in Olive Indian Territory. She grew up and attended schools in Olive.
On July 2, 1923 she married Claud Gear in Olive. They lived in Olive on a farm until moving to Pryor in 1963.
She was a receptionist in the Miladgs Beauty Shop from 1963 to 1970 then became a foster grandparent at Whitter State Child Home from 1970 to 1983 and also one year at Chouteau School System as a foster grandparent.
She moved to Inola in 1984 where she was a member of the Crossroad Baptist Church and the Home Demonstration Club.
Survivors include three sons - Robert L. Gear of Tecumseh; James L. Gear of Olive; and Cecil W. Gear of Edmond; five daughters - Mary E. Cartwright of Adair; Opal B. Gray of Midwest City; Henryetta Wood of Pryor; Lola Oster of Inola; and Vida "Pete" Smith of Inola; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren.
Her husband, Claud, preceded her in death on July 16, 1960, also two sons and eight brothers and sisters.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 15, 1987 at 10:00 a.m. at the Crossroads Baptist Church in Pryor with Rev. Hoyt DeArmond and Rev. Davy Hager officiating.
Interment was held at Highland Cemetery in Oilton at 2:30 p.m. also on Tuesday, December 15th.
From the "News Journal," Mannford, Oklahoma, December 23, 1987
"Olive News" by Susie Lacey
Mrs. Vina (Rusco) Gear passed away last week. Her funeral was Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. in Pryor. Graveside rites were also held at Oilton Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Vina's parents came here in 1900 in a covered wagon. They founded the river near Oilton and moved to a farm 2 miles west of Olive. She had been ill for some time. She leaves her relatives and friends.
Mrs. Alva O. Gemmell, of 809 S. Duke, passed away January 30, 1988 at the Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa. She was born April 4, 1908, the daughter of the late Henry and Maggie Bishop.
She was united in marriage May 2, 1934 to Edgar James Gemmell in Chandler, Ok. They made their home in Shamrock until Mr. Gemmell passed away in 1976.
Survivors include two brothers, Archie Bishop of Sapulpa and Willard Bishop of Lancaster, Ca.; three sisters, Mrs. Betty Carroll of Oklahoma City, Mrs. Helen Dunn of Midwest City, and Mrs. Maxine Rainey of Dallas, Tx.
Funeral Services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2, 1988 in the Bailes Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. George Brock II and Rev. Francis Boyer officiating. Music was by Mrs. Elaine Rainwater at the organ and Wayne Franklin as soloist.
Pallbearers were Richard Fox, James Reece, Jimmy Reece, James Burke, Ray Carroll and David White.
Interment was in the Shamrock Cemetery under the direction of Bailes Funeral Home.
Denver D. Geyer of Pampa, Texas, former resident of Drumright, passed away Sunday, May 19th at the Coronado Community Hospital. He was 58 years old.
Services were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Carmichael-Whatley Colonial Chapel with Gene Glaeser, minister of the Mary Helen Harvester Church of Christ officiating. Graveside services and burial was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Highland Cemetery in Oilton, Oklahoma with G.A. Dunn, minister of the Oilton Church of Christ officiating.
Geyer moved to Pampa, Texas in 1957. He was production foreman for Mobil Oil Company for 33 years until he retired in 1984 due to ill health.
Survivors include his wife, Helen; two sons, David and John, both of Drumright; two daughters, Melody Ashby of Pampa, Texas and Marsha Warden of Santa Fe, New Mexico; two brothers, Murel of Kansas City, Missouri and Billy Joe of Willington, Ohio; six grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
From the "News Journal," Drumright, Oklaoma, May 29, 1985
"Silver City Area News" by Beulah Barnett
We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to the famly and frends of Denver Geyer who passed away and his memorial services were conducted in Pampa, Texas and his graveside service was conducted at the Oilton Cemetery on May 22nd. Mr. Geyer leaves two sons, John and David Geyer, also three grandchildren, Nathan, Neal and Kendra Geyer. Mr. Geyer was the son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Whitehead and the father-in-law of Karen Geyer, all of this area.
Alberta A. Gibson of Osage, OK, was born Sept. 24th, 1950 at Hominy, OK., of Albert and Anna Wadlow.
She passed away Sept. 2, 1988 at the age of 37 years, 11 months and 8 days.
She was married to James Alan Gibson, October 3, 1974 at Osage, Ok.
She was a resident of Osage for 30 years.
She is survived by her husband, James, of the home; 2 sons, James John and Joseph Allen of the home; 1 daughter, Amy Shartelle of the home; Parents: Albert and Anna Wadlow of Osage; 1 sister, Evelyn Lee of Osage.
Date of service Sept. 5, 1988 at 10 a.m. at Gospel Lighthouse. Place of interment Osage Cemetery with Rev. Bob Brown of Wynona, OK, officiating.
"Jennings News" by Sandy Ward
A local man, Neal Gibson, was shot and killed at the 99 Club late Saturday night. When contacting the Pawnee sheriff's office, they had no information to give out yet.
Gibson left a rather large family behind so the P.T.O. is going to sponsor a donation drive for the family. If you have any clothing, food or money to donate, please bring it to the Jennings grocery. There were several children but I don't know the ages.
William Fred Gibson, east of city, died Saturday, February 28, 1987 at St. Johns Hospital, Tulsa. He was 72. Fred Gibson was born February 10, 1915 in Lincoln County, near Tryon. He and his family moved to this area when he was very young and he has made this ommunity his home all of his life. Fred and his wife, Roberta were united in marriage on February 9, 1934. He was a veteran of WWII, having served in the U.S. Navy and was a retired pipeline welder and member of Local 798 in Tulsa. Mr. Gibson was baptized in the First Christian Church, Drumright, in 1950.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 3, 1987 at the Olive First Baptist Church, at 1:30 p.m. Officiating were David Pryor and Larry Wallace. Music was provided by Debbie Gibson. Barry Gibson, Kent Evens, Max Gibson, Jr., Rodney Carroll, Jay Carroll, and Paul Carroll, served as casketbearers.
His survivors include his wife, Roberta, of the home, his son, Major Charles Gibson, U.S. Army Retired, Guthrie, daughters, Loy Ann Carroll, Olive, Trisha Turnbow, Westport, Marilyn Davisson, Enid and Janet Treece, Cleveland, Oklahoma. His brother, Arthur Gibson, Oklahoma City, his sisters, Lola Specer, Olive, Esther Herron, Palm Dale, California, Edith Delorne, Inglewood, California and Marguerite Hoggatt, Hugoton, Kansas. Twenty-three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Fred was preceded in death by his son, William Max Gibson and one sister, Edna Greenlee.
Interment was in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Drumright, with funeral arrangements under the direction of the Don Smith Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Robert Lee Gilbert, 63, a Terlton resident for 21 years, were held Thursday, June 14, in the Chapel of Chapman-Black Funeral Home of Cleveland. Rev. Roy Bingham of Silver City officiated the services.
Gilbert was an electrical maintenance leadman for Crane Carrier Co. of Tulsa. He was married to Geraldine Phillips in Coweta April 9, 1947. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army.
He is surived by his wife, Gerry, three sons, Dwane and David of Cleveland and Larry of Terlton, one daughter, Danita Powell of Terlton, and nine grandchildren.
Also surviving are three brothers, Donald of Turley, James of Terlton and Jesse of Tulsa.
Mae Willadean Gilreath, age 56, of Mannford, Oklahoma passed away on June 25, 1985 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Funeral services were held at the Church of God in Mannford at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 28, 1985. Interment, under the direction of Mobley-Dodson Funeral Services, was at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Mannford.
She was born on December 22, 1928 in Mannford, Oklahoma and was married to Lawrence on April 22, 1946 in Mannford. She was a member of the Church of God in Mannford.
She is survived by her husband, Lawrence Gilreath of the home; mother, Dollie S. Strickland of Oklahoma City; daughters, Sharon Monjaras of Mannford and Cathy Yeaman of Oklahoma City; sons Larry D. Gilreath of Oklahoma City and Jackie D. Gilreath of Ft. Worth, Texas; brother, Charles L. Newport of Oklahoma City and 12 grandchildren.
Ida Bell Glass
Graveside services were held Saturday, September 19, 1987 at 2 p.m. in the Drumright North Cemetery for Ida Belle Glass. Ida died Septembr 17, 1987 at the St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa at the age of 58. Officiating was Rev. Ray McDowell.
Ida was born December 1, 1928 in Drumright and had made her home here all of her life. She is survived by her daughter, Irene Thrasher of the home; one brother, Merit J. Glass, Drumright and one sister, Mary Ann Morrow, Bristow, Ok.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Don Smith Funeral Home.
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Graveside services were held at the North Cemetery in Drumright Tuesday, April 14, 1987 at 2:00 p.m. for Leonard Lester Glass. Officiating was Jerry Smith, Pastor of the Free Will Baptist Church, Drumright, Ok.
Leonard was born January 5, 1931 in Drumright and died April 11, 1987 at the age of 56 years. Leonard had made his home in Drumright all of his life and had been active in construction work. He had also served in the Army during the Korean Conflict.
Leonard is survived by his brother, Merit J. Glass of the home, two sisters, Idabel Glass of the home and Mary Ann Morrow of Bristow. Also, one niece, Irene Thrasher of the home.
Interment was in the Drumright North Cemetery with funeral arrangements under the direction of the Don Smith Funeral Home.
Former Mannford resident Bret Gleason died at 7 a.m. Tuesday after multiple injuries sustained in an automobile accident early Sunday, according to a Oklahoma Memorial Hospital spokesman.
Gleason was eastbound at mile 2.5 of the Turner Turnpike in Oklahoma City at 12:55 a.m. Sunday when his car was struck by an oncoming car.
The oncoming car, driven by Eldon and Lela Kuhns, of Oklahoma City, veered across the two westbound lanes, hit the median and became airborn, striking Gleason's car, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
The OHP said the Kuhns, who were not wearing seatbelts, died at the scene.
Gleason, 21, a 1985 Mannford High School graduate, was transported to Oklahoma Memorial Hospital by helicopter where he was listed in critical condition.
Two passengers, Rhonda Gleason, 25, of Sapulpa, and Kesley Gleason, 19-months-old, also were listed in critical condition, OHP said.
Services for Gleason had not been set at press time.
Funeral services for W.H. "Bill" Glimp were held June 4 at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Drumright. The Rev. Ron Babbit and Harold Case officiated. Organ music was provided by Mrs. A.C. Wiemer. Vocalist was Susan Starns. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Glimp was born July 14, 1910 at Parkland, Oklahoma and died May 31 in the Drumright Memorial Hospital, he was 73.
He had lived in the Drumright-Shamrock area since 1912. He and his wife, Ella were married November 15, 1932 at Stillwater. He was a member of the Church of the First Born.
Survivors include his wife Ella of the home; daughters Darla Graves and Geraldine Simonton both of Drumright; sons Earl and Dale Glimp both of Drumright; brother Harry Glimp of Drumright; sisters Bertha Waters of Drumright, Minnie Crouch of Cushing and Hazel Pittser and Lorene Parks both of Shamrock; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Three brothers Loy, Roy and Jess Glimp preceded him in death.
Pall bearers were Gary Crouch, Ricky Glimp, Gary and Lonnie Greenfield, Lyle Perryman and Larry Pittser.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home.
Virginia B. Glover, 76, died October 10, 1986, at the senior citizens nursing home in Guthrie, Ok.
Born in Kentucky, August 12, 1910, she moved to Oklahoma with her parents Tom and Mary Francis Hill. She and Lester Glover were married in August 1925. They later made their home in Guthrie until 1976 when they moved to Drumright. He preceded her in death July 9, 1976.
Survivors include Blanche Williams Semler of Drumright, Ruth Dorsey of Oklahoma City, Ineze Hall of Kingston, Ok., Gene Glover of Seminole and Paul Glover of Shawnee.
Graveside services were held at the Stroud City Cemetery at 2 p.m. October 13. The Rev. Jerry Smith officiated.
Pallbearers were Rick Howard, Russell and Wayne Williams, Bryon Oestmann, David Higgins and David Lee.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Bailes Funeral Home.
Robert Vernon Goddard
Robert Vernon Goddard, 64, of Tulsa passed away on Saturday, November 29th, 1986. He was born on April 26, 1922 in Wann, Ok.
Mr. Goddard was the son of Floyd and Bessie Goddard and lived much of his childhood in the Osage area. He was a veteran of the United States Army during World War II.
He married Ruth Rogers on June 15, 1943, in Sedalia, Missouri.
Bob assisted in the building of the Keystone Dam from its beginning to its completion as a deisel mechanic. He retired in 1983 as a deisel mechanic for Stang Hydronics of Tulsa. After his retirement he continued to work as an income tax preparer.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth, of the home. One son, Floyd J., of Prue and daughter-in-law, Chris Goddard, also of Prue. Two grandchildren; Dorethia Goddard and Jerrod Goddard, both of Prue. Four brothers: Jim of Osage, Clarence of Tulsa, Dick of Mannford and Donald of Sand Springs. Four sisters: Ruth Nichols of Chouteau, Waunita Baughn of Owasso, Lynetta Jones and Louetta Hacker, both of Sand Springs.
Graveside funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 2nd, 1986 at the Osage Cemetery. The Reverend Greg Simmons will be officiating. Chapman-Black Funeral Home of Cleveland is handling all arrangements.
"Oak Grove News" by Helen Linduff
Our sympathy to the family of Luella Gooche, age 91, who died at her home Tuesday, February 12.
Services were conducted Thursday at the First Christina Church, Stroud.
Survivors include one brother George Gooch of Stroud and two sisters Bertha Gooch of Stroud and Ruby Haskins of Cushing.
Bertha and Ruby were former Oak Grove teachers.
The body of 49-year-old Wilda Nadine Goode, of 2319 South 100th East Avenue, Tulsa, was pulled from Keystone Lake waters about 4:30 Sunday afternoon by Lake Patrol officials.
According to the Medical Examiner's office in Tulsa Monday afternoon, the cause of death was drowning and it was determined that it was a suicide.
Fishermen reported the body floating in the water at 3:30 p.m. Sunday and officials began arriving at the scene shortly after the initial call. According to witness' reports, the body was first seen underneath Highway 51 floating through the culvert which carries water to the south side of the highway from the lake overflow.
The body continued to float to the north side of the highway, between the enbankment of the railroad tracks and the highway, until Lake Patrol officials pulled it from the waters at 4:30 p.m.
Tony Richardson and Bob Harshaw of the Oklahoma Lake Patrol and Randy Shannon and Bob Dorlac of the Crops of Engineers, recovered the body and took it to a nearby boat ramp at Keystone State Park on the north side of the railroad tracks and turned it over to the Medical Examiner.
"There were no apparent injuries," Richardson stated Monday morning. "But Tulsa County is conducting their routine investigation."
At the time of the recovery, the body had not decomposed any and was fully clothed. She was also wearing quite a bit of jewelry.
"She was wearing ear rings and had rings on both hands at the time of recovery," Richardson said.
There was no identification on the body and none was found in the victim's car, which was parked on the north side of the highway on a dirt road. The car was locked when officials arrived.
According to Richardson, the Lake Patrol dragged the waters on the south side of the highway looking for the victim's purse or some sort of evidence, but found nothing.
Tulsa County Undersheriff Art Lee stated that there was no evidence of foul play, but is awaiting the Medical Examiner's findings before commenting any further.
"There are some blood tests still to be run on the body," Lee stated Monday afternoon, "but I have not yet heard from the Medical Examiner."
Bert Edward Goodman
Funeral services for Bert Edward Goodman, 79, of Sand Springs, were held Thursday, June 11, 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Mannford. Mr. Goodman died Tuesday, June 9.
Mr. Goodman was born in Lynn, Okla., on September 6, 1907, and in 1927 he married Leona McAvee. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mannford.
The Rev. Al Lindsey officiated at the funeral service and burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Mobley-Dodson Funeral Service.
Mr. Goodman is survived by his wife, Leona, of the home; five sons: Stuart Goodman, of Mannford; Eric Goodman of Sand Springs; Frank Goodman of Cleveland; and Johnny Goodman and Bert Goodman, both of Tulsa; three daughters: Sandra Levins and Erma Dobbs, both of Sand Springs; and Laverne Barber of Tulsa; two brothers, William Goodman of Tulsa and Sylvester Goodman of Madill, Okla.; 29 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Goodman, and two sons, Wendyl Goodman and Byron Goodman.
Anuel W. Goodrich was born January 21, 1909 in Portageville, Missouri. He passed away October 7, 1987 in the Drumright Memorial Hospital at the age of 78.
His wife, Birdie, and his daughter, Inez. B. Murphey, preceded him in death. Birdie died on August 9, 1986.
Survivors are: one daughter, Mary Van Wert, Whittier, Ca.; two sons, A.W. Goodrich, Jr. and Robert L. Goodrich, both of Wenatchee, Wa.; two step-daughters, Margaret Palone, Drumright, and Mary Lou Spencer, Sabattus, Me.; 22 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and many friends.
Anuel was a Master Mason in good standing of the El Cajon Valley Lodge, No. 576 F. & A.M. in El Cajon, Ca.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 9, 1987 at 2:00 p.m. in the Bailes Funeral Home Chapel with Bob Davis officiating.
Pallbearers were Doyle Bryant, Rick Dillard, Hunter Mixon, Jerry Slane, Don Turner and Brian Walls.
Interment was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Drumright. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Bailes Funeral Home, Drumright.
Birdie Kay Goodrich, 801 E. Broadway, died August 6, 1986, at the Drumright Nursing Home at the age of 82. She was born near Iredella, Texas, January 10, 1904.
She married Anuel W. Goodrich on October 2, 1969, at Las Vegas, Nev., and have made their home in Drumright since that time.
Survivors include her husband of the home; daughters Mary Lou Spencer of Sabattus, Maine and Margaret Palone of Drumright; sister Mary Odom of Drumright; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Bailes Funeral Chapel at 10:30 a.m. August 8 with the Rev. Marvin Boyles officiating. Music was by the Lights of Christ.
Pall bearers were Jerry Slane, Hunter Mixon, Brian Walls, Doyle Bryant, Don Turner and Rick Dillard.
Interment was in the Oak Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Bailes Funeral Home.
Clyde C. Goodson, Cleveland, OK, was born October 18, 1921, in Wynona, OK., to Charles and Nellie Goodson. He departed this life on September 28, 1988. Mr. Goodson was married to Euladean Lewis on October 16, 1943 in Cleveland, OK. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and is survived by his wife Euladean of the home, 2 sons: Michael Goodson of Osage, and Mark Goodson of Beggs. One daughter: Clyda Reenes of Cleveland. One brother: Walter Goodson of Pawhuska; 3 sisters, Beulah Whitson of Cleveland; Irene Stickle of Ponca City and Mae Brock of El Cerrito, CA. Six grandchildren, 5 step grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.
Date of service was September 30, 1988. Place of interment was Woodland Cemetery.
Funeral services for James Edward Gordley, 1614 N. Marion, Oklahoma City, were held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Bailes Funeral Home. The Rev. Eddie Mirabal officiated. Interment was in the North Drumright Cemetery. Music was provided by Wilma Mills and singers were Jeff Black and Thelma Hunter.
He was born October 16, 1912, at Prague, Oklahoma, to Charles and Birdie Gordley and died August 7, in the South Community Hospital in Oklahoma City, he was 72.
He was a retired electrical engineer for Howard Hughes Research and a well known painter.
He is surived by his mother Birdie of Drumright; son Larry of McHenry, Illinois; daughter Mrs. Victoria Eryoldos of Istanbul, Turkey; brother Albert Gordley of Drumright; sisters Thelma Ingram of Drumright and Grace Bear of McMinnville, Oregon and five grandchildren.
Pall bearers were Wayne Sikes, J.N. Snyder, Cleve Vann, Jess Moran, Bill Schonfield and Gail Bear.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Bailes Funeral Home.
Funeral services were held April 8 at 10 a.m. in the Church of God, Oilton, for James A. Gore. He was born July 27, 1944, in Tulsa and died April 4, 1986, at the Stillwater Regional Hospital.
Gore had lived in this area all of his life and had served in the U.S. Navy. He was preceded in death by one son, Jerry Dale Gore, one brother Ricky Gore and his mother Edith Gore.
Officiating at his service was Gary Krlin. Pianist was Shelley Cardwell and serving as vocalists were Virginia Shelley and Diane Krlin. Pallbearers were Kenny and Russell Fowler, Mike Marlin, Hiram Cox, Dean DeShazer and David Howard.
His survivors include his father William Gore of Drumright; daughters Tracy Lynn of Hennessey, OK, and Deborah Kay of Enid; sons Bryan Keith of Bristow and Jamie Erwin of Hennessee; wife Edna of the home; brothers Larry of Tulsa, Cleo of Drumright and Thomas Gore of Hobbs, New Mexico; sisters Carolyn Willey and Billie Willey both of Sapulpa and Gwen Slane of Cushing and 11 grandchildren.
Interment was in the Oilton Cemetery with the funeral arrangements under the direction of the Don Smith Funeral Home.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, February 26, 1986 at the Drumright South Cemetery, at 11:00 a.m. for James Guthrie Gore who died Wednesday, February 19, 1986.
James was born April 18, 1906 at Greenwood, Mississippi and made his home in Drumright since moving here in 1938 from Oilton, Oklahoma. James had worked for Z.D. Howard Co. until his recent retirement. James had served his country during WW II and was an active member of the American Legion Post in Drumright and was a Mason.
James is survived by his wife, Bertha, Los Angeles, Calif. three sisters, Freda Ruth Williams, Cleopatra Carter and Wilma Gore, all of Los Angeles. Two brothers, Olin and Leroy Gore, both of Los Angeles, two nephews, James E. Hemphill, Los Angeles and Earl D. Simmons, Denver, Colorado. Thre nieces of Los Angeles and three nieces of Oakland, Calif., other realtives and many other friends.
Chris Tecmire, Pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiated at the graveside service with funeral arrangements under the direction of the Don Smith Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Rickey Joe Gore, Cushing, will be held at 2 p.m. June 27th at the Cimarron Valley Church of God, Oilton. The Rev. Bill Ryan will officiate with interment in the Oilton Cemetery.
Gore was born at Stroud, Oklahoma, May 22, 1954, and died Sunday morning in an oil field accident, he was 30.
He and his wife, Penny were married November 4, 1974 at Oilton. She and one daughter, Hope survive him.
Also surviving him is his father, Ervin; brothers James and Larry of Cushing, Tommy of Drumright and Cleo Gore and sisters Billie Willey of Sapulpa and Carolyn Willey and Gwen Slane, both of Drumright.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home.
"OILFIELD ACCIDENT CLAIMS TWO AREA MEN"
From the "News Derrick Journal," Drumright, Oklahoma, June 27, 1984
Three men were killed by fumes in an oil field accident near Sapulpa, in Creek County, early Sunday morning.
Two of the dead were Drumrighters. They are James A. Ritter and Ricky Gore, both 30. The third man is James Faircloth, 20, Farmington, New Mexico.
According to the Sapulpa Assistant Fire Chief, Fred Delcour, the three were killed by crude oil and natural gas fumes.
Faircloth and Gore had been inspecting the equipment when Gore left Faircloth and went to Sapulpa to get Ritter and another worker, according to Deputy Sheriff John Post.
While Gore was gone, Fairchild continued working in an oil tank.
When Gore returned with Ritter, he found Faircloth unconscious at the bottom of the tank. Gore entered the tank to pull Faircloth out, came up once but when he failed to come up again, Ritter entered the tank, Post said.
After both men failed to come up, the other worker, Linda Massey, 26, Cushing, called authorities to the oil field, Post said.
When Sapulpa fire officials arrived, they were unable to enter the area with masks, so they had to use poles to pull the victims out.
The 3 a.m. accident occured in an oil field eight miles north and one mile west of Sapulpa. The field is operated by Pengo Industries of Fort Worth, Texas, officials said.
Alice Givens Grady
Alice G. Grady, born on December 23, 1902 to Sam and Hanna (Hilton) Givens, in Wilburton, Ok., passed away in Mannford on Sunday, March 31, at her home.
She married Jack Grady on November 16, 1924 in Wister, Ok. Retired, Mrs. Grady had been a chief operater for Southwestern Bell for 35 years.
Funeral services were held Friday under the direction of Mobley-Dodson. Interment was in Memorial Gardens. Minister Bill Mitchell officiated.
Mrs. Grady is survived by her daughter, Bette Nan Bowers, and son-in-law, Bob Bowers, and grandson, Robert Wesley Bowers, all of Mannford. Her husband predeceased her.
Funeral services for Imogene F. Graham of Chandler were held November 14, 1986, at 2 p.m. in the Curry-Parks Funeral Chapel. Officiating was the Rev. Guy Langston. Interment was in the Fairlawn Cemetery in Cushing.
Graham was born at Drumright on May 26, 1925, the daughter of Ervin Austin and Rosa Ellen Rosebrough Stroud and died in Oklahoma City on November 11, at the age of 61.
She was married to Harold L. Graham on February 17, 1944, at Pauls Valley.
A bookkeeper, Graham was employed by the Taylor Ford Company.
She had lived in the Chandler area since 1974, having moved from Ellingwood, Kansas. Graham was a member of the United Methodist Church, Ellingwood, Kansas. She was an active member of the New Zion Extension Homemakers Club.
Graham was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Lyndal, Ray and Rex Stroud.
Survivors include her husband, Harold of the home; son Dan L. Graham of Tulsa; daughter, Linda J. Schauppner of Denver, Colorado; two grandchildren and sisters Adis Sutton of Oklahoma City, Joyce Couk of Miami, Ok., and Rebecca Rook of Altus, Ok.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Curry-Parks Funeral Home.
William J. Grant
William J. Grant of Mannford died Tuesday at the age of 64.
Born December 23, 1922, Grant married Edna Collins in 1946 in Walnut Creek, California.
He was a member of Mannford Church of Christ and was a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Wiliam Roger Grant of Tulsa and Harold Dean Grant of the home; a brother, T.W. Grant of California and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were to be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mannford Church of Christ followed by burial at Oak Hill Cemetery in Mannford under the direction of Mobley-Dodson Funeral Service of Sand Springs.
Iva E. Grass, age 99, died January 31, 1986 in the Stillwater Nursing Home. Mrs. Glass was born Sept. 6, 1886 in Jenosee, Kansas and had made her home in Drumright for seventy years before moving to Stillwater six years ago. Iva was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Drumright where she had served as a Sunday school teacher for a number of years.
Iva is survived by her children: Hazel Morefield, Stillwater; Earl Purcell, Stillwater; Betty Goddard, Pampa, Texas; Evelyn Philpott, Plano, TX.; Gerry Scott, Port LaVoca, TX.; Leroy Purcell, Tulsa; Harry Purcell, Key Largo, Florida and Jack Foster, Gonzalas, Louisiana. Twenty grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.
Graveside services were held at the North Cemetery in Drumright, Monday, February 3rd, 1986 at 10 a.m. Rev. Chris Tecmire officiated with funeral arrangements under the direction of the Don Smith Funeral Home.
(Please Note: Two spellings of the name: GRASS and GLASS)
Opal E. Gray of Tulsa was born December 16, 1921 in Cleveland, OK., of James and Sydney Barrett.
She passed away Sept. 4, 1988 at the age of 66 years, 8 months and 18 days.
She was married to Thomas Benton Gray on April 27, 1940 at Perry, OK.
She is survived by: 2 sons, Tom Gray of Gage and Terry Gray of Sand Springs. Two daughters: Judy Gragg and Donna Hitt both of Sand Springs, one brother Eddie Barrett of Cleveland. Two sisters: Ruby Brothers and Donna Tinsley both of Cleveland and 8 grandchildren.
Date of service Sept. 6, 1988 at 2 p.m. Service took place at graveside at Woodland Cemetery. Officiating Norman Easter.
Funeral services for Jamie Lee Green were held Tuesday, December 17, 1985 at 2 p.m. at the Free Will Baptist Church in Drumright. Mrs. Green died Sunday, December 15, 1985 at the Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital in Tulsa, after a long illness.
Mrs. Green was born in Yadkin County, North Carolina on March 9, 1920. At a young age, she moved to Winston-Salem, North Carolina and made her home there until her marriage to Dale Green on October 6, 1952. Dale and Jamie have made their home in Tulsa since moving there in 1964.
Her survivors include her husband, Dale, of the home; two sisters, Bessie Styers, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Velva Kirby, King, North Carolina, two brothers, Clinton and Calvin Cresson, both of Winston-Salem, seven nieces and six nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Officiating at her service were Rev. David Bigger and Rev. Roy Bingham. Serving as organist was Wilma Mills. Vocalists were the Gospel Beacons. Pallbearers were nephews of Mrs. Green.
Interment was in the Drumright North Cemetery with funeral arrangements under the direction of the Don Smith Funeral Home.
Rev. L.P. Green, of Mannford, born September 23, 1911, in Tulsa, to Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Green, died at 6:00 a.m. July 2, 1985.
Rev. Green married Adelle Morgan on Nov. 30, 1931 in Tulsa, Ok. He was a retired Methodist Minister.
The funeral was Friday, July 5, at 10 a.m. at the 1st Methodist Church, Mannford, under the direction of Dr. Hill Hestwood. Interment was at Rosehill.
Rev. Green is survived by 2 daughters, Rita Jo Bryant, Hayworth, Ok., and Janice Jimenez, Cleveland, Ok. Five grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and 2 step-great-grandchildren.
Walter Raymond Green
Walter Raymond Green was born in Terlton, Oklahoma (Indian Territory) on May 27, 1899 to John A. and Julia C. (Bodenhamer) Green. He died August 28, 1985, in Cushing, Oklahoma. Walter was 86 years old. A long time resident of Oilton, Walter was a retired oilfield pumper for Big Four Petroleum Company, where he worked 30 years.
Walter married Mabel Doyal on February 21, 1923 in Jennings, Oklahoma. To this union were born nine children.
Walter was preceded in death by one daughter, Darlene Green. He is survived by: his wife, Mabel, of the home; five sons, Alfred Green of Sapulpa, Okla., Grover Green of Oilton, Okla., Joe Green of Sand Springs, Okla., Earl Green of Jenks, Okla., and Glen Green of Sapulpa, Okla., Velma Sebastian of San Angelo, Texas, and Maxine Vogt of Odessa, Texas. He also leaves behing 23 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.
Burial will be at Highland Cemetery in Oilton under the direction of Peck Funeral Home.
Thelma DeLora Greenfield, 69, of Mannford, was born on April 6, 1918 in Keystone, Oklahoma. She passed away on Sunday, November 15, 1987 in Tulsa, Okla.
A member of the First Baptist Church in Kansas, Okla., on November 23, 1938 she married Noel Greenfield in Sand Springs, Okla.
She is survived by her huband, Noel, of the home; one daughter, Sharon Webb, of Mannford; one son, Kenneth Greenfield of Mannford; two brothers, Glenn Duck of Mounds and Robert Duck of Kellyville; and six grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at the Park Grove Cemetery in Broken Arrow, Okla., on Tuesday, November 17, 1987 with the Revs. Al Lindsey and John Crawley officiating.
Interment was in Park Grove Cemetery in Broken Arrow, Okla.
Funeral services for Clara Mae Greenwood, 145 Greenbriar, Mannford, were held at 2 p.m. July 14, 1986, in the First United Methodist Church, Mannford. The Rev. David Cressman officiated the services. Interment was in the Oakhill Cemetery.
She was born October 5, 1894, at Humansville, Missouri, to Maggie Magdaline McWilliams and William Nance and died July 13 at the Park Manor Nursing Home in Tulsa, she was 91.
She and Bert Greenwood were married November 12, 1913, in Tulsa. He preceded her in death on September 13, 1978.
She was a housewife, member of the First United Methodist church and a charter member of Eastern Stars at Mannford.
She is survived by a daughter Dorothy L. Haslam of Tulsa; sons, Bob, Billy and Clayton of Mannford and Tallie Greenwood of Cleveland; sisters Gladys Hestedle of Dundee, Oregon, and Beulah Green of Ponca City; brothers Francis of Bethany and Bert Nance of Arndale, Calif.; 13 grandchildren and several great and great-great grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Mobley-Dodson Lakeside Funeral Service of Sand Springs.
From "The Mannford Eagle," Mannford, Oklahoma, July 16, 1986
Services for Clara Greenwood, longtime area resident, are scheduled to be held at 2 p.m. July 16, 1986 at the Mannford First Methodist Church, with Rev. David Cressman officiating. Interment will be at the Oakhill Cemetery.
Mrs. Greenwood was born October 5, 1894 at Humansville, Missouri. She married Bert J. Greenwood on November 12, 1913 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death on September 13, 1978.
Mrs. Greenwood, a pioneer member of the Mannford First Methodist Church, held the distinction of a 71 year membership, having joined that church in 1915. She died July 13, 1986 at the Park Manor Nursing Home, Tulsa.
Her survivors include a daughter, Dorothy Haslam, Tulsa, and four sons, Bob, Billy and Clayton, all of Mannford and Tallie, Cleveland. Also two sisters, Gladys Hesterly, Dundee, Oregon, and Beulah Green, Ponca City, Oklahoma; two brothers, Francis Nance, Bethany, Oklahoma and Bert Nance, Arndale, California; 13 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
From "The Mannford Eagle," Mannford, Oklahoma, July 16, 1986
Editor's Note: Mrs. Clara Greenwood, 91, one of Mannford's original founders, passed away Sunday, July 13, at Park Manor in Tulsa. The following was submitted to the Eagle in her honor.
Mrs. Clara Greenwood came to Mannford in 1911 with her family. Her parents were C.M. "Lum" and Maggie Nance. Her father was a harness maker and had first come to Jennings in 1907 before statehood, then returned to Humansville, Missouri, located about 60 miles from Springfield. When he learned of an opening in Mr. Cooper's Harness Shop in Mannford, he came back to Oklahoma.
During World War I, the Nances also operated a hotel which had been built by Ed Buchanan and called by that name until the Nances took over. When Mr. Nance passed away in 1924, his widow continued for several years at hotel keeper. She died in 1962 at the age of 86.
Clara's husband, B.I. Greenwood's family had arrived even early, in 1904, farming on a West Basin, Pawnee County homestead. The couple was married November 12, 1913 and when the older Greenwoods moved into Mannford in 1915, Clara and Bert Greenwood took over the family farm. It was 23 years afterward that they too moved into town.
Both husband and wife were consistent supporters of church, school, and community affairs. Bert Greenwood's longtime record, some 40 years, as a Mannford school board member has never been surpassed.
"Miss Clara" as her friends called her, was particularly active in the womens group in the Methodist Church, from it's name changes through Ladies Aid, Women's Society of Christian Service to Methodist United Women.
When the town moved and the churches with it, she, then a widow, donated the land on which the present church was built.
Known for her warmth of personality, twinkling eyes and welcoming smile, Mrs. Greenwood was socially valued for her contacts with church newcomers and visitors. She made them feel immediately a part of the church family, being one of the old fashioned "huggers" in demonstrating Christian love.
Services for Clara Greenwood will be Wednesday, July 16, 2:00 p.m. at the Mannford First Methodist Church.
Flowers sing their song for the young at heart.
They speak of love, as the wide earth blooms.
Clara, oh, Clara, smile one smile --
life is waiting for you.
Riding the rails, Clara, with mist filled eyes
watched Missouri fade and blend into
the green, rolling hills of Oklahoma.
Grasses of time bent in raw winds,
calling, "Come home, Clara, come home."
A shop of golden gleams of brass rings,
warm, amber leather saddles,
work for a man's hand
a life to love, to give; a home to share.
With nine children to raise
the Nances made Mannford their home.
Life in a circle, teasing young men;
a many a joy for Clara's smile --
ladies in cotton, men in denim
dancing to the fiddler's tunes,
quilting bees and Sunday socials,
train rides on the 4th of July
to Sand Springs,
falling in love with Bert Greenwood.
The autumn of life was hers, marrying young,
giving birth, five were her own;
the land was grown. The children
grew of the land; corn, maize,
milo, in the ground,
playing on the barn pulley,
climbing the windmill.
Winter, summer, work was with
the changing seasons,
acres of land that had a need,
cattle to tend
crops to rotate and plow,
harvest in turn,
canning foods for winter needs,
mending clothes and soothing hurts
by the coal oil light.
The soil turned and the children grew,
The hand of life took the hours and
turned them day by day.
Clara and Bert lived off the land for 20 years.
Then they moved to town in an ol' truck.
Warmth and tenderness filled their lives.
He served the town and school board
and Clara, the church.
To life they gave, and from life they took
to share with each other and their neighbors.
A great hand reached from above,
to take a giant of a man,
Clara's own Bert Greenwood.
From the valley's river edge,
she alone climbed the hill
to the fields of green
and through the winds of time
we hear the song that Clara sang.
------ Sandra S. Austin
Clayton D. Greenwood died on September 4, 1986 at his home at the age of 71 years. He was born November 20, 1914 in Mannford.
Greenwood, and his wife of many years, Nadine Hoppes were married in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was a member of the Mannford First United Methodist Church and the Mannford Masonic Lodge. He was also one of the original directors of the First Bank and Trust Company in Sand Springs, Oklahoma; and a former co-owner of the Oklahoma Livestock Co. at the Tulsa Stockyards.
Services were held Saturday, September 6, at 10:00 a.m. at the Methodist Church in Mannford.
Survivors include his wife, Nadine, of the home; two daughters, Meredith Craig of Tulsa, Ok., and Marilyn Smith of San Diego, Ca.; two sons, Clay and Cary Greenwood, both of Mannford; a sister, Dorothy Haslam of Tulsa; three brothers, Tally Greenwood, of Cleveland, Bobby and Billy Greenwood, both of Mannford; eleven grand-children and one great-grandchild.
From "The Mannford Eagle," Mannford, Oklahoma, September 10, 1986
Services for Clayton D. Greenwood, 71, of Mannford, one of the original directors of First Bank and Trust Co. of Sand Springs, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 6, at the First United Methodist Church of Mannford.
Following the services, burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery with arrangements by Mobley-Dodson Funeral Service of Sand Springs.
Greenwood, who died at the Greenwood Ranch in Mannford on Thursday, was a former co-owner of the Oklahoma Livestock Co. at the Tulsa Stockyards. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Masonic Lodge, both in Mannford.
Survivors include his wife, Nadene Greenwood of the home; two daughters, Meridith Craig of Tulsa and Marilyn Smith of San Diego, California; two sons, Clay Greenwood and Cary Greenwood, both of Mannford; 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; one sister, Dorothy Haslam of Tulsa; three brothers, Tally Greenwood of Cleveland, Bobby Greenwood and Billy Greenwood, both of Mannford.
From "The Mannford Eagle," Mannford, Oklahoma, September 10, 1986
This past Thursday, September 4, another one of Mannford's founding residents passed away and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Clayton Greenwood, 71, passed away at his ranch, while he was doing routine work around the house. According to his son, Cary, he had been complaining of a headache a few days before his death.
Greenwood was New Mannford's first mayor and was one of the founding fathers that plotted the land and arranged the city before it made its move across the lake in 1963.
Back in 1965 he began working in the Tulsa Stockyards and eventually became a co-owner of the Oklahoma Livestock Comapny, beginning in 1951, and sticking with it until November 1981.
Born on November 20, 1914, in the Pawnee Cove area, just north of what is now Ann's Mobile Home Park, Greenwood worked with cattle when he began to walk, some say.
Fourteen years after going into the stockyard business, Greenwood became one of the first stockholders in the First Bank and Trust Company in Sand Springs, in 1965, and continued on the board of directors until his death, his son reported.
But since November 1981, Greenwood has been retired from most of his work and just relaxing and doing things a retired person should be doing -- going to the horse races at Shreveport and Hot Springs, along with kicking around with his cattle down at the ranch.
"He did that stuff just to have something to do," Cary Greenwood said in the Eagle office Monday.
But that is all over now, and he will be greatly missed.
Clayton Greenwood: November 20, 1914 - September 4, 1986.
Editor's Note: The following was brought to the Eagle office by Loy Steward, a longtime friend of Clayton Greenwood for publication in this week's edition.
A proven companion and friend of cattlemen all over the country and most everyone that knew him be it man, woman, or child. One of the largest crowds ever to meet in the Methodist Church, Saturday, gave him final fairwell.
As his dad, Bert, did, he was usually a daily guest of the morning coffee shop, and never ran out of information on farm ranch life and cattle. Maybe he flew his airplane over many acres of his ranch land, as he had a pilot's license.
From early Mannford history, he was remembered as one of the best rodeo personalities, doing most everything a cowboy did. His two boys, Clay and Cary, may not have followed his footsteps, but at an early age, they followed on horses, driving cattle, doing ranch chores, etc.
Even his girls, Meridith and Marilyn became cow hands. Marilyn told me that she practiced roping goats until she competed in rodeo contests. But roping, throwing and tieing goats left a greasy, stinking odor that boys did not like.
Wayne Bazorth furnished the goats but not the odor.
Most of us, at some time in life, have had a favorite pet. Nadine, his wife, remembered well. Old Fuzzy, a burrow or a mule given to Clayton by Harvey Thompson's father, a burrow from Texas. Some times a very stubborn burrow that would not lead but whether Clayton had sugar pellets to give or something else, the burrow loved Clayton and Clayton love the mule for many reasons. But one day, as all were gone from home, on returning they found old Fuzzy in the yard, with his head on the porch dead.
So often parents are remembered by what their children do and say. Cary Greenwood, president of the Mannford FFA and toastmaster of the 35th Banquet that year's father and son banquet, introduced the speaker Carl F. Myerdish, the farm director of the Tulsa KVOO. Carl honored Clayton, as a dad building bridges for his boys as every dad had bridges to build, be it large or small. And what is more worthy than building for his sons, Clayton was an honorary member of the FFA building the livestock shows and sales.
He very seldom missed an auction sale for the FFA and 4-H boys and girls. He was usually in the auction ring, helping the auctioneer and bidding on prize stock. He bought animals for the Jarboe Commission Co., Swift and Co., and later for the Oklahoma Commission Co. which he and Jack Graves owned.
Clayton was a member and builder of the Mannford High School FFA Rodeo. His boys and girls participated, winning honors and queen contests. Not only in rodeos, but in livestock judging, pasture and range judging and land and pasture contests. They were on the county and district winning teams, and coming in second and third in the state. As you view the high school annuals you find them in top places and honors.
Yes, Clayton you are to be honored and loved, and you will be missed in church each Sunday morning which you attended so regular.
God loved you and we all do.
Funeral services for Geraldine "Gerry" Gregg, Mannford resident, who died July 9, 1986 at her home, were held July 14, 1986, 2 p.m. at the First Methodist Church, Mannford, Oklahoma, Rev. David Cressman officiating. Interment was at the Oakhill Cemetery.
"Gerry," as she was known to loved ones and friends, was born June 4, 1912 at Mitchell, South Dakota. On May 14, 1930 she married Clarence A. Gregg at Wewoka, Okla.
She had been a member of the First Methodist Church of Mannford since 1977, was a member of The White Shrine number eight, and a Past Worthy Matron of the local Eastern Star.
Survivors include her husband Clarence, Mannford, and one daughter Renee Cannis, Port Orchard, Oregon. Another daughter, Marylin, preceded her in death.
Arnole Jay Grigg, 53, former long time Terlton postmaster, was given funeral services Wednesday, January 29, in the Terlton First Baptist Church. The Rev. James E. Taylor, pastor, officiated.
Burial was in Terlton Cemetery under direction of Chapman-Black Funeral Home, Cleveland.
Death occurred Sunday, January 26, after suffering an apparent heart attack while walking to the Terlton post office.
A native of Cleveland where he was born to William and Mary Grigg October 4, 1932, he had lived most of his life in the Terlton area. He was a US Postal Service employee for many years and retired as Terlton postmaster. Mr. Grigg was a member of the Terlton First Baptist Church.
Survivors are his mother, Mary, of the home; three brothers, Lee of Cleveland, William C., Duncan and Denver of Skiatook; and two sisters, Billie Edgar of Cleveland and Marice Marie Hicks of Skiatook.
Mary Duffie Grigg, 81, of Terlton, died Monday, February 17, at Cleveland Area Hospital after a lengthy illness. Survivors include three sons, Lee, of Cleveland; William of Duncan; and Denver of Skiatook; two daughters, Billie Edgar of Cleveland; and Marie Hicks of Skiatook. One son, Arnole, preceded her in death.
Graveside rites were held Wednesday at Terlton Cemetery with the Rev. James Taylor, pastor of the Terlton Baptist Church, officiating.
Mildred F. Grubb, 91, of Pawnee, died early Friday morning, March 14, 1986 at OawnPawnee Municipal Hospital after a bout with pneumonia, only 9 days before her 92 birthday. She was the precious aunt of Winford Grubb of Cleveland, and Mildred Chapman of Jennings and great-aunt of Larry Grubb, also of Jennings. Funeral services were held Monday, March 17 at the First Baptist Church of Pawnee with Rev. Jack Owens of Cleveland officiating. Burial was in Maramec Cemetery.
Bertha L. Griswold
Graveside funeral services for Bertha L. Griswold of Mannford were Tuesday, September 13, at 11 a.m. at the Blackburn Cemetery with Charles Richey officiating. Interment was under the direction of Chapman-Black Funeral Home.
Mrs. Griswold died Sunday, September 11, 1988 at the age of 88 years.
She was born January 12, 1900 in Hazel Valley, Arkansas, the daughter of Frank and Elizabeth Osburn. She married Harold B. Griswold in 1916 in Washington County, Arkansas.
She is survived by one son, Wendell Griswold of Mannford; three daughters, Velma Fryer of Westport, Kay Wade of Edmond and Gayle Curry of Bucklin, Missouri; two brothers, Ervan Osburn of Tustin (Dustin?) and Arthur Osburn of Fayetteville, Arkansas; two sisters, Ada Gibbs of Santa Ana, California, and Dulcia Gibbs of Fayetteville, Arkansas; 17 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 6, 1987, at 2:00 p.m. in the First Baptist Church for Colleen Gullett.
Mrs. Gullett died Friday, July 3, 1987 at her home. Officiating was Rev. Chris Tecmire with music by Rose Mary Holder and Susan Nuttle. Serving as pallbearers were John Turner, Bob Shideler, Stan McKinney, Bill McPhail and Raymond Woolf.
Colleen Gullett was born June 14, 1927 at Manchester, Ok. Colleen and her late husband, Harold, were united in marriage in Claremore, Ok. in 1946. Harold preceded her in death in 1978. Colleen and Harold had made their home in Drumright since moving here from Muskogee in 1968. Colleen was a member of the First Baptist Church and a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.
Her survivors include her two children, Mrs. June Motes, Helena, Ok. and Lloyd Gullett, Cushing, Ok. Her Mother, Dorothy Haegert, Claremore, Ok. and two grandchildren. Four brothers, Leon Yarnell, Claremore, Ok.; Lyle Yarnell, Kansas; Loyal Yarnell, Topeka, Ks.; and Wayne Yarnell, Arkansas. Three sisters, Arlene Jacobs and Doris Kellyhan, both of Claremore, Ok.; and Irene Bummann, St. Louis, Mo.
Interment was in the Oak Hill Cemetery with funeral arrangements under the direction of the Don Smith Funeral Home.
"Terlton - Jennings" by Mildred Chapman
Bobby George Gwin, 56, died Tuesday, January 6th, 1987, near Duncan where he had been working on an oil lease. Bobby was the son of the late Ruth Hollon, who preceded him in death November 15, 1983. He lived in the Jennings-Terlton area during his childhood.
Survivors are his wife Beulah Mae Woods Gwin of Yale; two daughters, three brothers, James Hollon, Tulsa; Johnny Lee Hollon, Cushing; and Dan Hollon, Mannford. Two sisters, Joyce Skinner of Yale and Carolyn Sue Rusco of Cushing. The Hollon family were Jennings residents for years.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 10th at the First Church of God at Yale. Burial was in Terlton Cemetery under the direction of the Hackler Funeral Home of Cushing.
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