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ANNA PARCEL
From the "News Derrick," Drumright, Oklahoma, January 25, 1984

"Olive News" by Susie Lacey

Anna Parcel of Mannford died. Her funeral was held at Mannford Assembly of God Church. She leaves many relatives and friends. She was 81.

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SARAH ANN PARKER
From the "News Journal," Mannford, Oklahoma, April 16, 1986

Former pioneer resident of Tribbey, Sarah Ann McNeill Parker, 87, Drumright, died April 10, 1986, in the Drumright Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. April 12, at the Cooper Funeral Chapel, Tecumseh.

Officiating was Leslie Smith and Eugene Derryberry. Burial was in Tribbey Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home, Tecumseh.

Parker was born November 5, 1898, near Cache, Oklahoma Territory, to James and Sarah (Ingram) McNeill.

On July 15, 1917, she married Julius Tully Parker at Tribbey where they resided until 1942 when he accepted employment at Tinker Air Field Base. Their children were reared in Tribbey.

Tull Parker preceded his wife in death appriximately 24 years ago on April 22, 1962.

Parker was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ.

In 1974, she moved to Drumright. In June of 1978, Parker moved to Tecumseh until returning to Drumright in 1983.

She was also preceded in death by a son, Julius Ray Parker in 1936.

From the union of Tull and Sarah came five children, four of which survive, Loveta King, Tulsa; Dorothy Dinwiddie, Drumright; Barbara McKemie, Tulsa and W. E. "Bill" Parker, Tecumseh; nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson and a sister Jessie Wilmoth of Modesto, California.

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VIDA JANE PARKER
From the "News Journal," Mannford, Oklahoma, April 29, 1987

Mrs. Vida Jane Parker, 91, passed away April 21, 1987 at the Drumright Nursing Home.

Ms. Parker was born November 17, 1895 at Gilbert, Arkansas. She moved to Carnegie, Ok. with her family as a child in a covered wagon.

She and Henry Alexander Parker were married at Prue, Ok. in January 1913. Mr. Parker passed away January 16, 1958.

Survivors are two sons; James O. Parker of Drumright and Henry Parker of Caldwell, Idaho. Two daughters, Mrs. LaFern Vestal of Chandler, Texas and Mrs. Thelma Max Baxter of Las Vegas, Nv. Also two brothers, Chester Reece of Cushing, Ok. and Clarence Reece of Nashville, Ark. One sister, Mrs. Rilla Chestnut of Oklahoma City, Ok. 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday, April 24, 1987 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Christian Church. Bob Davis, Minister, officiating. Music was Mrs. Elmer Holder at the organ and Mrs. Lillian Umberham as soloist.

Pallbearers were Burl Southward, Bob Akers, Elmer Holder, Wayne Ingram, Bruce Fine and James Parker.

Interment was in the Shamrock Cemtery under the direction of Bailes Funeral Home.

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ELZY G. PARKS
From the "News Journal," Drumright, Oklahoma, February 20, 1985

Funeral services for Elzy G. Parks of Sand Springs were held February 18 at 10 a.m. at the Rimrock Baptist Church on Coyote Trail. Interment was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Mannford. J.D. Lancaster officiated the services.

He was born September 29, 1913, at ElDorado, Kansas, to Phillip H. and Pearly L. Parks, and died February 14 in the HIllcrest Hospital in Tulsa, he was 71.

He and the former Goldie Williams were married at Reydon, Oklahoma, on January 1, 1934. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Rimrock Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife of the home; daughters Norine Gambill of Guthrie and Levella Ellis of Sand Springs; sons Roger D. of Sand Springs and Phillip Parks of Trona, California; sisters Johnnie Bell Martin of Tuskahoma, Oklahoma, and Nadia Martin of Plainview, Texas; brothers, Bill, Dick and Lee of Reydon, Okla., Jim of Leveland, Texas and Byron Parks of Mont Rose, Colorado; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Mobley-Dodson Lakeside Funeral Home.

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TIPTON W. PARKS
From the "News Derrick Journal," Mannford, Oklahoma, March 21, 1984

Funeral services for Tipton W. Parks, longtime resident of the Oilton and Silver City communities, were held March 14, at 2 p.m. in the Mobley-Dodson Funeral Chapel in Sand Springs. The Rev. Horace Griffin officiated. Interment was in the Brooks Cemetery at Silver City.

Parks was born September 25, 1918 in Creek County, Oklahoma to Arthur and Jennie Clemons Parks and died in the Veterans Hospital in Oklahoma City March 12, he was 65.

He served in the United States Army during World War II and was a retired construction worker.

He is survived by his wife Ruby; son Rickie Parks; sisters Jewell Cornett of Meadow Vista, California and Eva Jo Tomkins of Long View, Texas and brothers Albert H. of Sand Springs and Clayton Parks of Bristow, Oklahoma.

Funeral arrangements were under the diretion of the Mobley-Dodson Funeral Home of Sand Springs.

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FLORENCE PARNELL
From "The Mannford Eagle," Mannford, Oklahoma, June 10, 1987

Florence Parnell

Services for Mrs. Florence Parnell, Lake Country, Mannford, were held at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church when Deacon Noel Hollingshead, Church of St. Patrick, Sand Springs, conducted the Recitation of the Rosary on May 31, 1987.

Father James Conner, Osage Monastery, Forest of Peace, officiated at the Funeral Mass and graveside rites at the interment in Rose Hill Memorial Park on June 1st.

Throughout her long illness, her example of faith and courage was an inspiration to those who shared in her loving friendshp. "May the earth lie lightly on her dear and gentle heart."

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DONLEY ROBERT "ROBBIE" PATRICK
From "The Mannford Eagle," Mannford, Oklahoma, June 29, 1988

Donley Robert Patrick

Donley Robert "Robbie" Patrick, 26, of Mannford, died Thursday, June 23, 1988, from injuries sustained from an automobile accident.

Patrick was born on September 22, 1961, in Pueblo, Colorado. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mannford and was employed by Tulsa Grass and Sod.

Donley and Mary Lee Patrick, of Mannford; two sisters, Penny Greenwood of Mannford, and Lori Volentine of Tulsa; one brother, Joe Patrick, of the home; his grandparents, Auda Patrick and Eldridge and Mavis Sissom.

Services were held on Saturday, June 25, 1988, at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church in Mannford with the Rev. Al Lindsey and Rev. James Beck officiating.

Interment followed in the Oak Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Mobley-Dodson Funeral Service.

(Note: The third paragraph of this article obviously listed survivors. It is posted as printed in the newspaper.)

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From the "News Journal," Mannford, Oklahoma, June 29, 1988

"PATRICK DIES IN ACCIDENT"

June 22, 1988 at 2:44 a.m. -- Donley Robert (Robbie) Patrick, 22 years old, was involved in a one-car accident on Farrow Road and Greenwood Avenue. Patrick's car hit the curb on the west side of Greenwood and moved across the road, jumping the curb on the east side moving further down the road, where the car hit a tree head on.

Patrick was alone in the car. Mannford Police Officer, Jay Anglin (who worked the accident), reports that the victim was transported to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa by Life-Flight where Robbie lost his life as a result of internal injuries on June 23, 1988.

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From "The Mannford Eagle," Mannford, Oklahoma, June 29, 1988

"PICKUP ACCIDENT KILLS ONE"

An early morning one-vehicle accident left a Mannford resident in very critical condition for 1 1/2 days, before he died from severe internal injuries.

According to Mannford Officer Jay Anglin, Donley Robert "Robbie" Patrick, 26, was seriously injured after his 1986 GMC pickup crashed head-on into a tree on Greenwood Avenue, last Wednesday around 2:40 a.m. He died at St. Francis Hospital late Thursday afternoon.

Anglin stated that Patrick had picked up his truck at the Winner's Circle and was being followed home by a friend. When Patrick got on Greenwood, he accelerated extremely fast, hit the curb twice and crashed into the tree in front of the Lakeview Christian Church.

Anglin states Patrick was going between 40-50 mph at impact. The posted speed limit on Greenwood is 35 mph.

The first point of impact was 50 feet north of Farrow Road where he hit the west curbing. His truck then traveled 102 feet down Greenwood, jumped the east curb, traveled 153 feet parallel with the sidewalk and hit the tree. After impact with the tree, his vehicle spun around and ended up about 20 feet south of the tree, facing west.

When rescue units arrived, Patrick had been thrown over to the passenger's side of the truck, and his blood pressure was extremely low, Anglin said. The Mannford ambulance crew prepared Patrick for Life Flight to Tulsa.

The day after the accident, some unidentified person tied a yellow ribbon around the tree which Patrick hit. Patrick's brothers and sisters removed the yellow ribbon from the tree and replaced it with a white ribbon, leaving a thank you note to the person who placed it there. The original ribbon was then used in the family spray at the funeral.

Police Chief Orlin White feels the yellow ribbon was a nice gesture.

"I feel it was put there by someone to let the family know that the whole town cares," White said.

Funeral services for Patrick were held Saturday, June 25, at the First Baptist Church, where nearly 600 people attended. Interment was held at Oak Hill Cemetery on Highway 48 North.

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ETHEL BELLE PATTERSON
From the "News Journal," Mannford, Oklahoma, November 6, 1985

Patterson

Mrs. Ethel Belle Patterson, age 73, passed away Sunday, November 3rd, 1985 in Sherman, Texas.

Mrs. Patterson was born April 25th, 1912, in Chicaha, Oklahoma. She was married to H. Nelson Patterson May 28, 1930 in Cushing.

Survivors are a daughter, Faye Mullins, of Sherman, Texas and a son, George H. Patterson, of Albequerque, New Mexico. Mrs. Patterson is also survived by four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were Tuesday, November 5th, 1985 and interment was in Georgetown Cemetery, Pottsborough, Texas with Waldo Funeral Home in charge.

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MARIE PATTERSON
From the "News Journal," Mannford, Oklahoma, August 26, 1987

"Oak Grove News" by Helen Linduff

Our Sympathy to the family of Mrs. Marie Patterson. Marie passed away at her home, located 1/2 mile South of Oak Grove, last Thursday morning, following a lengthy illness.

Marie and husband Don (Buck) Patterson, longtime former Oak Grove residents, moved back to this community in 1983 to care for his brother Eldon and have lived in the Eldon Patterson home since that time.

She is survived by her husband, Buck, one son, Don Jr. of Cushing, one daughter, Cheryl Stookey of Bartlesville, two brothers, one sister and 6 grandchilren.

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ELLA MAE PATTON
From the "News Journal," Drumright, Oklahoma, July 17, 1985

Ella Mae Patton, 65 of 603 East Oak Street passed away at the Drumright Nursing Home Sunday July 14, 1985.

She was born December 30, 1919 at Avery, Oklahoma. Her parents James and Rositta Lee Anderson.

Funeral serivces will be held at the Bailes Funeral Chapel at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 29, with Rev. L.C. Jacobs officiating. Interment will be in the Bailey Cemetery at Depew, Oklahoma.

Survivors are two brothers and five sisters, Edmond Anderson of Kansas City, Missouri and Leroy Anderson of Kileen, Texas; Mrs. Athelene Lyons, Mrs. Olivia Stell and Ms. Ruby Anderson all of Drumright; Mrs. Hellen Williams, and Mrs. Bessie Mae King both of Detroit, Mich.

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MAX THORNTON PATTON
From the "News Journal," Mannford, Oklahoma, April 13, 1988

Max Thornton Patton, of 302 West Noble, passed away April 8, 1988 at the St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. Max was born April 5, 1939 at Oilton, Oklahoma the son of Wayne and Oma Patton.

He attended Drumright School and the Oklahoma State University. He was Lab Technologist for the Blue Circle Plant in Tulsa.

He was united in marriage July 1, 1983 to Ms. Melva Hall at Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Survivors include his wife Melva of the home; his parents Wayne and Oma Patton of Drumright; two stepsons, Arthur Ray Hall, Stillwater and Jeffery Alan Hall, Drumright; a stepdaughter, Shelly Dawn Bell of Wichita Falls, Texas; two brothers, Larry Patton of Garland, Texas and Rick Patton of Bear Valley, Ca.; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 11, 1988 at the Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Lonnie Hall officiating. Music was by Mrs. Leota Fincher at the organ and Susan Nuttle.

Pallbearers were John Barber, Lee Bales, Frank Slosar, Leland Ryan, Mike Depriest and Ray Shafer.

Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery under the direction of the Bailes Funeral Home.

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CURTIS EUGENE PEACOCK
From "The Mannford Eagle," Mannford, Oklahoma, June 17, 1987

Curtis Eugene Peacock

Funeral services for long-time area cowboy Curtis Eugene Peacock were held Tuesday, June 9, at 2 p.m. in the Freedom Hill Baptist Church. Officiating ministers were Charles Ratland, Edgar Beaver and Ray Bingham.

Interment was in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Mannford, with Peck Funeral Home, Oilton, in charge of arrangements.

A resident of Rt. 2, Bristow, Mr. Peacock lived next door to the Liberty Free Will Baptist Church were he served as Sunday School superintendent for several years.

The son of Claud E. (Red) and Cora (Robbins) Peacock, he was born August 7, 1901 in Joplin, Mo., and lived in Indian Territory, near Kellyville, before moving with his family to Old Mannford at about the time of statehood. Except for a few years in his early-day ranching, he had lived continually in Creek County.

Mr. Peacock was a long-time rodeo announcer, both in Old Mannford and in Drumright. Prior to that, he rode the bucking broncs until 1938, when no bone in his body was left unbroken and a break of his right leg resulted in more extensive injuries.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Marie (Taylor) in 1965 and by three of their eight children. A daughter, Elsie, died when only four days old and a son, Elmer, at age 3 1/2. Another daughter, Dorothy Bartley, died in 1971 in an automobile accident near Drumright.

He married Gladys Shoopman, who survives him, on May 5, 1967. Other survivors include his children: Gene Peacock, Strong City, Kans.; Cornella Holmes, Kellyville; Burnis Peacock, Bristow; Carl P. Peacock, Glenpool; Louise Miller, Depew; a stepson, Kenneth Alsup, of Jenks, and a sister Edris Morris, of Sapulpa.

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From the "News Journal," Mannford, Oklahoma, June 17, 1987

"Olive News" by Susie Lacey

Mr. Curtis Peacock passed away last week. His funeral was held at the FreeWill Baptist Church where he was a member. Rev. Runtland and Rev. Beaver had charge of the service. He was buried in Mannford Cemetery. Mr. Peacock had been seriously ill for some time. He is a long time resident around the sub-station. He leaves his wife, Gladys and many other relatives and many friends.

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ETHEL EUDORA PEDEN
From the "News Journal," Drumright, Oklahoma, June 12, 1985

Services were held for Ethel Eudora Peden at the Oilton Methodist Church on Monday, June 10, 1985, with Rev. Robert O. Tupper officiating. Interment was under the direction of Peck Funeral Home.

A resident of the Oilton area since 1918, she had lived in the Vidaway and Fairview Communities before moving to Oilton in 1954.

She was born in Dangerfield, Texas on August 28, 1896, daughter of Sarah Evelyn and John Wesley Sellers Lewis. She died June 7, 1985 in the Cleveland Area Hospital.

She was married to John Seaborn Peden in Texarkana, Texas on June 15, 1912 and they celebrated their 50th anniversary in 1962. He proceeded her in death October 23, 1964. Also proceeding her in death were one daughter, Rowena Smith and one son, J. R. Peden.

She joined the Oilton Methodist Church in 1920 and was the oldest active member of the church in age and years of service.

She is surived by two sons, J. Jeral Peden, Oklahoma City and Robert W. Peden, Cleveland; one sister, Mary Rosser, of Whittier, California; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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MINTA L. PEERY
From the "News Journal," Mannford, Oklahoma, December 24, 1986

Minta L. Peery

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Dec. 17, at 2:00 p.m. in the Don Smith Funeral Chapel for Minta L. Peery. Mrs. Peery died Dec. 14, 1986 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa.

Officiating at the service was Rev. Jim Franklin. The music was provided by organist Eileen Coffield Huff.

Mrs. Peery was born March 25, 1904 in Arkansas and had made her home in Cushing, most of the last sixty years. Minta was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church in Cushing.

She is survived by her husband, Walter F. Peery, Cushing, two daughters, Billie Scribner of Drumright, and Margie Powell of Cushing. Also surviving are two sisters, Betty Hoggatt, Cushing, and Alice Baker of Emporia, Ks.; two brothers Ernest Dooley, Atkin, Minnesota, and Carl Dooley of Rogers, Ark.; three grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Interment was in the Avery Cemetery with funeral arrangements under the direction of the Don Smith Funeral Home of Drumright.

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BESSIE BENTLEY PERRY
From the "News Derrick Journal," Drumright, Oklahoma, August 1, 1984

News of the death of Mrs. Bessie Bentley Perry of Alhambra, California, has reached friends in Drumright. Bentley was employed by the Drumright Post Office for many years. Her residence was in the 400 block of South Bristow.

She died at Alhambra on July 8th and her services were held July 16. She had been a resident of a nursing home there for several years.

Born in Missouri in 1887, she married Eph Bently in Tulsa in 1912. He died in 1919 and was buried at Inola.

Known to many friends in Drumright are her two surviving children, Eph B. and Dorothy Johnson, both residents of California.

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MELVINA M. PETERS
From the "News Journal," Mannford, Oklahoma, February 10, 1988

Graveside services were held at the New Zion Cemetery, Cushing, for Melvina M. Peters, Friday, February 5, 1988 at 2 p.m. Officiating was Rev. George Brock III.

Melvina Peters was born May 28, 1906, at Vernon, Illinois. Mrs. Peters and her late husband, Edwin C. Peters were united in marriage on March 20, 1937 at Chicago, Illinois and moved to Brownsville, Texas in 1947. In 1968, Mel moved to Florida to make her home. She had made her home in Drumright since 1972.

Mrs. Peters is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Jean Faires, Cushing; her granddaughter, Jo Ann Adair and one grandson, Gary Faires, Jr. She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Mae Ortegal, Palmetto, Fla. and Mrs. Ora Thompson, Calumet, Ill.

Interment was in the New Zion Cemetery with funeral arrangements under the direction of the Don Smith Funeral Home.

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VIRGINIA ALICE PETERS
From the "News Journal," Mannford, Oklahoma, July 16, 1986

Virginia Peters

Virginia Alice Peters, 206 S. Tucker, died July 10, 1986, at the Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City. She was born January 15, 1904, at Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Virginia and Carl W. Peters were united in marriage November 27, 1930, here in Drumright, where they have made their home since that time. She and her mother came to Drumright in 1929 from East Lansing, Michigan. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church where she served as the organist and choir director for 40 years. She was a member of St. Mary's Altar Society, Catholic Women Association, parish delegate to the Eastern Oklahoma Dioscesn Council, B.P.W., Just-a-Mere, Twelve and One and Duplicate bridge clubs. She also worked for Drumright State Bank, Shanks Insurance and Cooks Flowers.

Her survivors include her husband Carl of the home. Daughters Sally Fieth, Cannon City, Colorado, and Virginia Lee Peters of Edmond, Oklahoma. Six grandchildren and one great-grandchild and a brother Charles Gorman of Lansing, Michigan.

Rosary was held Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary's with Father William Perras officiating and mass was at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 12. Officiating was Father Tam Nguyen, Homilist was given by Father Vincent McGoldrick.

Pallbearers were Paul Campbell, Fred, Steve, and Andy Keith, Dave Nicklos and Greg Feith.

Interment was in Fairlawn Cemetery, Cushing, under the direction of Bailes Funeral Home.

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EVA G. PHELPS
From "The Mannford Eagle," Mannford, Oklahoma, June 18, 1986

Eva Phelps

Mrs. Eva G. Phelps, 95, of Kansas died June 10 in a Hutchinson hospital. She was the mother of the late Bill Phelps of Mannford who preceded her in death October 22, 1980.

Born Eva Jarvis July 3, 1890, at Plevna, she married John Phelps in January, 1915, in Hutchinson. Her husband died April 20, 1932.

A lifelong Hutchinson resident, she was a bookkeeper for the city of Hutchinson for 22 years, retiring in 1955. She was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church and the Silver Leaf Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors are two sisters, Nina Wilson, South Hutchinson, and Maxine Plus, Hutchinson; eight grandchildren, including Susan McLaughin of Mannford, and 12 great-grandchildren, including Jason, Jennifer, Jessica and Jarrel McLaughlin of Mannford.

Death occurred June 10 following complicatons after a stroke.

Mrs. Phelps had lived in Mannford three years before returning to her native Hutchinson. Her funeral service was held Friday, June 13, in Hutchinson, with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery there under direction of Johnson and Son Funeral Home.

Other sons preceded her in death were John D. Phelps and Willard E. Phelps.

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From the "News Journal," Mannford, Oklahoma, June 25, 1986

Eva G. Phelps, 95, of Hutchinson, Kansas, died July 10, 1986 at Hutchinson Hospital. Born Eva Jarvis on July 3, 1890, at Plevna, she married John Phelps in January 1915 at Hutchinson. He died April 20, 1932. A son, Bill Phelps, of Mannford, also preceded her in death in October of 1980.

A lifelong Hutchinson resident, she was a bookkeeper for the city of Hutchinson for 22 years, retiring in 1955. She was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church and the Silver Leaf Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include, two sisters Nina Wilson, 441 North Washington, South Hutchinson, and Maxine Plush of 2700 North Washington; eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren that include Susan McLaughlin (granddaughter) and Jason, Jennifer, Jessica and Jared McLaughlin (great-grandchildren) all of Mannford, Oklahoma.

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ALBERT R. PHILLIPS
From the "News Journal," Mannford, Oklahoma, January 21, 1987

Funeral services were held January 20, 1987, at 2 p.m. at the Drumright Oak Hill Cemetery for Albert R. Phillips, who died January 16 at the Bristow Hospital.

Phillips was born in Cushing on June 4, 1913. He and his wife, Hazel, were united in marriage June 13, 1953, in Drumright. He had served in the Sea Bees during World War II and was a member of the Bristow V.F.W. #3656 and was a member of the Drumright Masonic Lodge #468. Phillips and his wife made their home in Bristow, after living many years in Drumright, where he had worked and retired from the Sun Oil Company.

He is survived by his wife, Hazel, of the home; brother, Arthur L. Phillips of Cushing; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The Rev. Francis Boyer officiated at his service. Interment was in the Oakhill Cemetery, Drumright, with funeral arrangements under the direction of the Don Smith Funeral Home, Drumright.

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JAMES THOMAS PHILLIPS SR.
From the "News Derrick Journal," Mannford, Oklahoma, April 11, 1984

Funeral services for James Phillips were held April 6 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Smith Funeral Home. The Rev. Francis Boyer officiated. Music was provided by Wilma Mills. Soloist was Wayne Franklin. Interment was in the Pawnee Cemetery under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home.

He was born August 24, 1929 in Drumright and had been a life long resident of this area. He died April 3, 1984.

He had been an oilfield worker.

Pall bearers were Bob Shelton, Herb Crow, Sidney Arend, Roy Smith, Floyd Daniel and David White.

Survivors include daughters Sherry Jean Turley of Drumright, Mary Lou Haines of Oklahoma City and Betty Jo Phillips of Covington, Oklahoma; sons Buck Phillips of Dodge City, Kansas, James Thomas Phillips, Jr. of Drumright and Olan Earl Phillips of Covington, Oklahoma; six grandchildren; sisters Pauline Dickerson and Donna Robinson of Drumright, LaDoris Wright of Cushing and Marion Earlene Ralston of Depew and a step-brother Ted Renfro of Bristow.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home.

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NELLIE PHILLIPS
From the "News Derrick Journal," Drumright, Oklahoma, June 17, 1984

Graveside services for Mrs. Nellie Phillips of Bristow, former Shamrock resident, were held June 21 at the North Drumright Cemetery. The Rev. Jim Kelley officiated.

She was born October 16, 1918, at Quay, Oklahoma, to James and Letha Marsh and died June 19 at the University Hospital in Oklahoma City.

She was a member of the Shamrock Baptist Church.

Her husband, Arthur Lee, preceded her in death on January 9, 1971.

Surviving is a sister Anna Collins of Staton, California.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Bailes Funeral Home.

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PEARL G. PHILLIPS
From the "News Journal," Mannford, Oklahoma, February 26, 1986

Pearl Phillips

Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 22, 1986 at 2 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church for Pearl G. Phillips. Pearl died Wednesday, February 19, 1986 at the St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa.

Pearl Phillips was born November 1, 1901 at Wellston, OK and had made her home in Drumright since moving here in 1926. Pearl and her late husband, Paul Phillips were united in marriage on July 1, 1928. Paul preceded her in death in February 1934. Pearl had been active in P.E.O., BPW and was retired from the OG&E after 33 years of service. Pearl was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Drumright.

Officiating at her service was Rev. Bob Tupper and serving as organist was Mrs. A.C. Wiemer. Pallbearers were Lew Smith, Richard Curry, Gerald Wright, Larry Erwin and Harold Dorsey.

Her survivors include her daughter, Lena Vee Deeds, Drumright, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Interment was in the Fairlawn Cemetery, Cushing, Ok with funeral arrangements under the direction of the Don Smith Funeral Home.

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CHARLEY PICKETT
From the "News Journal," Mannford, Oklahoma, April 30, 1986

"Silver City Area News" by Beulah Barnett

We wish to extend our sympathy to Alice Harris and her family in the loss of Alice's father Mr. Charley Pickett of 808 N. 9th in Sapulpa. Mr. Pickett passed away in the HIllcrest Hospital in Tulsa. The memorial services were conducted by the Smith Funeral Home in Sapulpa on April 16th at 2:00 p.m.

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LOU ANN PINKSTON
From the "News Derrick Journal," Drumright, Oklahoma, January 11, 1984

Funeral services wer held for Lou Ann Pinkston, 205 E. Maple, Drumright on December 29, 11 a.m. at the First Christian Church. Robert Foster officiated. Interment was in the Masham Cemetery in Pawnee. Mary Ruth Cushenberry played the organ and vocalist was Linda Foster.

Pinkston was born August 2, 1895 in Lebanon, Kansas and died December 25 in the Drumright Memorial Hospital, she was 88.

She came to this community in 1916. She is a retired school teacher.

Her husband Jess preceded her in death.

She is survived by a sister Connie Earnest and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home.

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EDWARD MONROE "CURLY" PITTSER
From the "News Derrick Journal," Mannford, Oklahoma, April 4, 1984

Funeral services for Edward Monroe "Curly" Pittser were held Friday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Bailes Funeral Home. The Rev. Francis Boyer officiated. Interment was in the Shamrock Cemetery.

He was born July 25, 1924 at Shamrock to the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Pittser and died March 28.

He and the former Nettie Catherine Trentham were married August 3, 1951 at Drumright.

He was a veteran of World War II having served in the Army and was a member of the VFW. He was preceded in death by two sons.

Survivors include his wife of the home; brothers Kenneth of Shamrock and Clyde Pittser of Friendswood, Texas; half-brother Ernie Thatcher of Oklahoma City; sister Juanita Watkins of Bethany, Oklahoma and a half-sister Nellie Stafford of Bowlegs, Oklahoma.

Pall bearers were Woodrow Hall, Jerry Slane, John Naylor, Bruce Porter, Leroy Underwood and David White.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Bailes Funeral Home.

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AURORA B. PLATTER
From the "News Journal," Mannford, Oklahoma, October 1, 1986

Funeral services were held September 24, 1986, at 11 a.m. in the Drumright First Baptist Church for Aurora B. Platter. She died September 21 in the Drumright Nursing Home.

Officiating was the Rev. Chris Tecmire with music provided by organist, Elaine Rainwater and vocalists Jeff Hunter, Dala Seymour and Thelma Black. Serving as pallbearers were James and Virgil Cooper, Bill McPhail, Jeff Hunter and John Brown.

Platter was born in Haldstead, Kansas, on February 20, 1898, and had made Drumright her home since 1925. She had been active in the Rebecca Lodge, American Legion Auxiliary and was a long time member of the First Baptist Church in Drumright.

She and her late husband, George A. Platter were united in marriage on October 14, 1922, at Tulsa. He preceded her in death on October 1, 1974.

She is survived by her children Valda Strow of Drumright, George Platter, Jr. of Tulsa, Laura Bushnell of Tulsa and Maurine Morris of Muskogee; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Interment was in the Memorial Park Cemetery, Tulsa with funeral arrangements under the direction of the Don Smith Funeral Home.

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WILLIAM RALPH POORE
From the "News Journal," Mannford, Oklahoma, March 19, 1986

William Ralph Poore, 69 of 210 North Grand died March 13, 1986 at the Drumright Nursing Home. He was born March 27, 1916 at Tazwell, Tennessee.

He married Miss Foy Collinsworth at Fork Ridge, Tennessee, October 10, 1933. They moved to Drumright in 1978 after he retired as a pipecutter in Burbank, Calif. He was also ordained as a minister of the Southern Baptist Church and served as a lay minister for a number of churches.

Survivors beside his wife Foy of the home are sons Edward of Springfield, Org.; Dearl of Wayne, Mi. and Curtis Poore of Hialeah, Fla.; daughters Mrs. Nina Ward of Wayne, Mi. and Norma Gibson of Monroe, Mi.; brothers Ray of Monroe, Mi.; Issac of Orlando, Fla., and Clarence Poore of Maybee, Mi.; one sister Beatrice of Otterbean, Ind.; 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held in Monroe, Michigan with interment in the Roselawn Cemetery in LaSalle, Michigan.

The Bailes Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

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EARL POSEY
From the "News Derrick Journal," Drumright, Oklahoma, June 6, 1984

"Jennings News" by Mildred Chapman

Earl Posey, 76, of Collinsville, died May 31. Funeral services were held Monday, June 4, at 2:30 p.m. at the Church of Christ in Oilton. Burial was in Oilton Cemetery. Posey spent a large part of his life in Oilton and attended Oilton schools.

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WALTER D. POSEY SR.
From the "News Journal," Drumright, Oklahoma, January 9, 1985

Walter D. Posey

Funeral services were held in mid-December in the Oilton Free Will Baptist Church for Walter D. Posey, Sr., who died at the Drumright Nursing Home. Burial was in Oilton under the direction of the Peck Funeral Home.

Posey was born August 6, 1903. He was married in May of 1927 to Nola Miller who preceded him in death in 1968.

He later married Emma Cline who also preceded him in death in 1973.

Posey was a member of the Oilton Free Will Baptist Church and of the Odd Fellow Lodge.

He retired from Mobile Oil Co. in 1966 after 40 years of service.

He is survived by a son Walter Posey, Jr. of Oilton; daughters Betty Norrell of Oilton and Marilyn Dianne Hachi of Owasso; step-daughter Lillie Pate of Tulsa; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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LAVADA MARY POTTER
From the "News Derrick Journal," Drumright, Oklahoma, January 25, 1984

Funeral services for Lavada Mary Potter were held Monday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Smith Funeral Home. The Rev. Francis Boyer officiated. Interment was in the Depew Cemetery. Music was provided by Wilma Mills at the organ.

Potter was born in Tulsa, Okla., July 5, 1924 and died Friday and the Wagoner hospital, she was 59.

For 22 years she had been a Drumright resident, having moved to Coweta four years ago.

Survivors include her mother Mrs. Ora Brooks of Coweta; sons Carl Ruckman of Coweta and Earl Ruckman of Tulsa and three grandchildren.

A brother preceded her in death.

Pall bearers were Ed, Harv, Bob and Bill McClendon, Mike Wheat, Bill Blackshear and Lloyd Booth.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home.

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MINNIE MAE PRESNELL
From the "News Journal," Drumright, Oklahoma, April 17, 1985

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 12, 1985 at the First Baptist Church for longtime Drumright resident, Minnie Mae Presnell. Ms. Presnell died April 9, 1985 at St. John's Hospital in Tulsa.

Minnie Mae Presnell was born July 5, 1894 in Indian Territory. She had lived in the Drumright area for over fifty years. Minnie was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Drumright. Her husband, William W. Presnell, preceded her in death December 11, 1980.

Officiating at her services was Bill Presnell, her stepson. Another stepson, Jack Presnell, was the vocalist. Pallbearers were Virgil Cooper, James Cooper, Russell Rickner, Don Lokey and Paul Grace.

Her survivors include: two daughters, Comilla Lindsey, Palm Springs, California and Mildred Hurt, Bakersfield, California. Two stepsons, Bill Presnell, Oklahoma City, and Jack Presnell, McAlester, Oklahoma. Three stepdaughters, Jewell Goforth, Drumright; Virginia Dean, Drumright; and Doris Brawell Roberts, Houston, Texas. One sister, Jewell Holcomb, Stroud. Twelve grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Interment was in the Cushing Fairlawn Cemetery with funeral services under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.

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MARGARET HOLT PRESTON
From the "News Journal," Drumright, Oklahoma, February 27, 1985

Margaret (Holt) Preston, 59, of Kermit, Texas, died Tuesday, February 12 at Memorial Hospital in Kermit.

She was born November 3, 1925, in Cleburne, Texas. Mrs. Preston attended grade school and high school in Drumright, graduating in 1943. She married Warren Preston on July 18, 1947. Mrs. Preston was an office clerk for Carter Foundation Production Company. She had lived in Kermit, Texas, for 23 years, moving there from Hobbs, New Mexico.

Services were held at 10 a.m. on February 14 at the First Baptist Church, Kermit, with the Rev. J.R. Manning officiating. Burial was in the Kermit Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Chapel.

Mrs. Preston is survived by her husband of Kermit; sons Darrell D. of Midland and Gary L. Preston of Odessa, Texas; her father and step-mother, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Holt, Arlington, Texas; half-brother Jerry William Holt, Arlington, Texas; sister Lena Faye Smith, Drumright and six grandchildren.

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NATTIE JO PRICE
From "The Tulsa Tribune," Tulsa, Oklahoma, February 22, 1988

WOMAN MISSING; SCUFFLE INDICATED
Tribune State Staff

BRISTOW -- Police say there is evidence of a scuffle and injury in the house of an 80-year-old woman reported missing over the weekend.

"Her bed was broken down, things were in disarray and there was some blood on the bed," Chief Mike Newell said.

Newell said the woman, Nattie Jo Price, last was seen about 5:30 p.m. Friday. Police found her house broken into about 12:45 p.m. Saturday. A television apparently had been taken.

Price is described as having long gray hair and weighing about 80 pounds. Her car, a gold 1973 Ford Galaxy with the license number OG1933, also is missing.

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From "The Tulsa Tribune," Tulsa, Oklahoma, April 21, 1988

DEATH CAUSE UNCLEAR, PATHOLIGIST TESTIFIES"
By Joe Stumpe, Tribune State Writer

SAPULPA -- A Pathologist has said he couldn't determine after an autopsy whether 80-year-old Nattie Jo Price of Bristow died of head injuries, neck injuries or was strangled.

Dr. M. F. Merchant testified Wednesday in a preliminary hearing for ex-convict Joseph Crawford, 27, charged with first-degree murder in the death of Mrs. Price.

Mrs. Price was abducted Feb. 20 and her body found three days later in a shed in Sapulpa. Her car and television were taken.

Merchant detailed bleeding in her eyes, tongue and brain, fractures to her skull and face and a tear in her spine, but said he could not determine which injury killed her.

She also had cuts on her hands and bruises on her feet, he said. Merchant said Mrs. Price's blood-soaked garment was torn in front and back when he examined her.

Neighbors testified that Mrs. Price was a tiny woman -- standing less than 5 feet tall and weighing about 90 pounds -- who had lived alone for at least 10 years.

Crawford is more than 6 feet tall and athletically built.

Mrs. Price drove herself to the store whenever she wanted, but hired a woman to clean her house and youths from the neighborhood to help with yardwork and "things in the house she couldn't reach," said Lucille Green, who lived across the street.

On the day Mrs. Price was discovered missing, Green's daughter, Charlotte, a junior high student, said Mrs. Price's "newspaper was still in the mailbox, and she always gets up and reads it."

Green said she looked around Mrs. Price's house when she noticed a lock broken off the back door.

Green said there were clothes strewn around Mrs. Price's bedroom and blood on her bed.

"She was very neat and she always had her clothes folded up," Green said.

Crawford's preliminary hearing was continued until next month, after which Special Judge Bill Wilson is expected to decide whether there is enough evidence to order a trial for him.

Records show Crawford was released from prison in December 1986. He had been serving a sentence for burglary from Tulsa and Creek counties, according to a spokesman for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.

Relatives of Crawford said the family's name is responsible for his arrest.

Crawford's brother, Bobby Lee, was sentenced to 150 years in prison after being convicted of assaulting a 68-year-old Bristow woman and burglarizing her home in May 1987.

The woman's home was about one block from Mrs. Price's white frame home.

A man who identified himself as Crawford's first cousin said the prosecutor's case is "kind of confusing."

Harrison Crawford said the earlier case against Bobby Lee Crawford consisted of "a lot of things that weren't proven."

Asked if the family believed there was a link between the cases, he said, "Name is one thing. One thing happens and then another thing happens and they come looking for you."

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GENEVA DELANCY PRIOR
From "The Mannford Eagle," Mannford, Oklahoma, February 3, 1988

Geneva DeLancy Prior

Geneva DeLancy Prior, 75, of Mannford passed away on Monday, January 25, 1988, in a Tulsa Hospital.

Mrs. Prior was born on May 3, 1912 in Lenexa, Kansas. On July 6, 1985 she married Nathan Prior of Mannford.

She is survived by her husband, Nathan of the home; three daughters: Anna Harris, Patricia Crosier, and Judy Brown, all of Sand Springs; one son, Donald DeLancy of Abilene, Tx.; one brother, Andy Robinson, of Amarillo, Tx.; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, January 26 at 3:00 p.m. at the Mannford Church of Christ with the Minister David Stites officiating.

Interment was in the Oakhill Cemetery in Mannford under the direction of the Mobley-Dodson Funeral Home.

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From the "News Journal," Mannford, Oklahoma, February 3, 1988

"LAKE AREA SENIOR CITIZENS NEWS" by Grace Inglett

MY TRIBUTE TO A FRIEND

Geneva Delancy Prior was a friend I could trust. There were three of us who did things, went places and had our ups and downs, Geneva, Alice and myself. We were called the 'M & M' girls by several of our friends.

First Alice Chestnut left us and moved to Arkansas. We were still the two "M & M' girls, now Geneva is gone and I don't want to be an "M & M' girl any longer. That name was a joke among us.

I will miss Geneva more than anyone knows, I loved her like a sister, and it hurts as if I had lost a sister.

She was one great friend.

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JOHN WILLIAM PRUETT
From the "News Derrick Journal," Drumright, Oklahoma, June 13, 1984

John William Pruett, 87, a former Stilwell, Okla., resident died June 3 at his Drumright home.

Pruett was born May 6, 1897 at Leo, Texas.

Survivors include his wife Anne of the Drumright home; children Neomie Friend of Coweta, Ruby Christie of Wallace, California, Bill of Eugene, Oregon, Leonard and Virgil Pruett and Beulah Baird of Stilwell; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services,under the direction of the Strode Funeral Home of Stillwater, were held June 5th at the Lighthouse Church of Stilwell with Aaron Barton officiating. Interment was in the Shirley Cemetery at Eldon.

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H. ANTHONY PRUITT
From "The Tulsa Tribune," Tulsa, Oklahoma, March 31, 1988

PRUITT -- H. Anthony, 84, Tulsa, passed away Tuesday. Retired employee of Texaco-Drumright area. Survived by wife, Ellen E.; daughters, Willa Boyd, Lois Owings and Beverly Wood of Tulsa; 5 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Moore's Eastlawn Chapel. Interment Memorial Park. 622-1155.

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VERDA PRUNER
From the "News Journal," Mannford, Oklahoma, March 16, 1988

Graveside services were held Friday, March 11, 1988 at the Wichita Park Cemetery, Wichita, Ks., for Verda Pruner. Officiating was Robert D. Simison, Pastor of the College Hill United Methodist Church, Wichita, Ks.

Verda Pruner was born December 31, 1911 at Glen Elder, Kansas and had made her home in Wichita for more than sixty years. Verda and her husband, Zeb C. Pruner, were united in marriage on December 16, 1935 at Hutchinson, Kansas. Mr. and Mrs. Pruner had lived in Oilton for the past two years. Mrs. Pruner died March 9, 1988 at the Drumright Memorial Hospital.

She is survived by her husband, Zeb, of the home, her daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Jim Arnold, Oilton and two grandchildren, Dana and Steve Arnold, both of Oilton.

Interment was in the Wichita Park Cemetery with funeral arrangements under the direction of the Don Smith Funeral Home.

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MAGGIE MAE PUCKETT
From the "News Journal," Mannford, Oklahoma, January 21, 1987

Funeral servicers were held at 10 a.m. January 14, 1987, at the Smith Funeral Chapel for Maggie M. Puckett. She died January 12 at the Hillcrest Hospital in Tulsa.

Puckett was born April 17, 1904, in Oklahoma Indian Territory and had moved to the Pleasant Hill area in 1933 and then to Drumright in 1947. Her first husband, Jefferson D. Campbell, died in 1932. Her husband, James D. Puckett, preceded her in death in 1982. One son, Cecil Campbell, also preceded her in death.

She is survived by sons, Vernon of Muskogee, Wayne of Drumright and Bill Campbell of Oklahoma City; daughters, Evelyn Matts of Toledo, Oregon, Wanda Robbins of Kansas City and Mary Russell of Drumright; sister Nellie McDaniels of Sweethorne, Oregon, brother Alman Kinion of Albany, Oregon; 24 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Officiating at her service was the Rev. D. C. Smith. Rosemary Holder was the organist. Serving as pallbearers were her grandsons.

Interment was in the Oilton Cemetery with funeral arrangements under the direction of the Don Smith Funeral Home.

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CLYDE PURSELL
From "The Mannford Eagle," Mannford, Oklahoma, October 7, 1987

Clyde Pursell

Clyde Pursell, 73, of Mannford, passed away on Sunday, October 4, 1987. He was a long-time resident of the Mannford area and was born on July 12, 1914.

Mr. Pursell is survived by his sister, Georgia Deatherage; three nieces, Flora Bruner, of Mannford; Mary Alice Yeager and Geraldine Benedict, and one nephew, Jerry Pursell.

Services wil be held on Wednesday, October 7, at 2:00 p.m. at the Mobley-Dodson Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in Okahill Cemetery.

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HUBERT L. PURVIS
From the "News Derrick Journal," Drumright, Oklahoma, August 29, 1984

Funeral services for Hubert L. Purvis, Drumright, were held August 27th, 1 p.m. at the Church of God in Bristow. The Rev. John Henry officiated, he was assisted by Tom Hopkins, associate pastor. Interment was in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Drumright.

Purvis was born in Oilton, August 25, 1925 in Oilton and died August 25 at St. John's Hospital in Tulsa, he was 59.

He was a pumper for Atlantic Richfield.

He is survived by his wife, Maxine of the home; sons Steve of El Reno and Mike Purvis of Cleveland; step-children Johnny of Tulsa and Dwight Pilant of Bristow and Cheryl Peelman of Oilton; 11 step-grandchildren; one grandson; two nieces and one nephew.

One brother and his parents preceded him in death.

Organist was Phillis Hall and vocalist was Dick Skinner.

Pall bearers were Don Lemley, George Lynch, Bud Bass, Jack Drain, James Burke and Gene Robinson. Honorary pall bearers were Bill Baugh, Robert Bossa and Tom Merchant.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home.

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JERRY PURYEAR
From "The Mannford Eagle," Mannford, Oklahoma, July 8, 1987

Jerry Puryear

Mrs. Jerry Puryear passed away on Saturday, July 4 at the age of 69 years. She had been a resident of Ranch Terrace Nursing Home in Sapulpa since March of 1987 after suffering illness.

A long time resident of this area, she and her husband Cecil were active in the VFW and she served as President of Lake Country Post 7441. Mrs. Puryear was also a member of the local Eastern Star, and served as Worthy Matron prior to her illness.

She is survived by a son, J. W. Puryear of Sapulpa; a daughter, Kay Sanders, of Chicago, Ill., 2 brothers, Ralph Shamel of Sand Springs, and Don Shamel of Tahlequah, and 4 grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements were by Mobley-Dodson of Sand Springs and interment was in Memorial Gardens, Tulsa on Tuesday, July 7, 1987.

(Note: There is no "Memorial Gardens" in Tulsa. It is probably referring to "Memorial Park Cemetery.")

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