Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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  • Mark Michael Filmore

    Mark Michael Filmore

    Born: 3/10/1958

    Died: 2/11/2004

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Mark Michael Filmore, 45, passed away February 11, 2004, in Lawton, Oklahoma. He was born March 10, 1958, the son of Ben Filmore Sr. and Juanita Cass-Filmore.

    Survivors include a daughter, Lesile Zorn of Omaha, Nebraska; a brother, Ben Filmore Jr., sisters, Priscilla Fillmore-Clark and Carla DeCoteau; nephews, James Clark and Jamie DeCoteau; nieces, Monica Clark, Ciani Filmore and Sheila Long.

    Mark Michael Filmore

  • Dianna Lynn Foster

    Dianna Lynn Foster

    Born: 7/8/1965

    Died: 4/16/2004

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Dianna Lynn Foster, 38, of McAlester, Oklahoma, passed away April 16, 2004, in McAlester. She was born July 8, 1965, in McAlester.

    Dianna was a homemaker and had lived in McAlester her entire life. She was a member of the Beulah Mission Church, was an avid cat lover and enjoyed playing video games.

    Her mother, Flora Wilkinson, preceded her in death.

    Survivors include her father, Ben Foster of McAlester; brothers, Arthur Wilkinson and wife, Saundra, of McAlester, Walter Wilkinson II and wife, Barbara, of Round Lake, Illinois, Chris Wilkinson and Machele Vance of McAlester, and Pat Wilkinson and wife, Barbara, of Farmington, New Mexico; sisters, Wionna Wilkinson and Don Rowland of Mabelvale, Arkansas, and Terry Ketcherside of Krebs, Oklahoma; uncle, Melvin Alberson of McAlester; cousins, Roxanne Prock and Curtis Prock, both of McAlester; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and other family members.

  • Donna B. Folsom

    Donna B. Folsom

    Born: 4/18/1950

    Died: 4/17/2004

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Donna B. Folsom, 53, passed away April 17, 2004, in Plano, Texas. She was born April 18, 1950, in Lubbock, Texas, to Marjorie and A.E. Folsom Jr.

    Donna was employed with GTE Telephone Company for 25 years and was the owner of Folsom Enterprises. She was a Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star in Brownwood, Texas, and was a member of the Arlington Gem and Mineral Society. Donna was very active with Japanese Chin Rescue and Care.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents, A.E. Sr. and Velma Folsom, and great-grandparents, Jacob and Mary Folsom.

    She is survived by a brother, Rodney Folsom of Lubbock.

  • Kenneth Ellem Frazier

    Kenneth Ellem Frazier

    Born: 2/20/1939

    Died: 5/13/2004

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Kenneth Ellem Frazier, 65, of Hopewell, Texas, passed away May 13, 2004, in the Paris Regional Medical Center. He was born February 20, 1939, in Nashoba, Oklahoma, the son of Eslin Nelson and Lillie Mae (Taylor) Frazier. He graduated in 1959 from Clayton High School in Clayton, Oklahoma, where he was active in athletics and was an assistant coach for the girls’ basketball team his senior year. He served three tours of duty in Vietnam, serving in the U.S. Army and receiving a Purple Heart, a Vietnam Service Ribbon and a Combat Infantry Ribbon, both with clusters. He then graduated from PJC, receiving a degree in Construction Applications.

    He was preceded in death by his father; a daughter, Donna Frazier; three brothers, Virgil Frazier, David Frazier and Darrell Frazier; and two sisters, Lula Frazier and Sandra Kay Frazier.

    Survivors include his children, Kenneth Frazier Jr. and Chris Bills, both of Hopewell, and Amanda Frazier of Paris, Texas; his mother, Lillian Frazier of Deport, Texas; four brothers, Leonard Buck Frazier of Deport, Austin Frazier and Allen Frazier, both of Paris, and James Frazier of Mesquite, Texas; four sisters, Lillian Lee Kincaid of Deport, Linda Frazier and Brenda Dudley, both of Paris and Terry Hood of Irving, Texas; five grandchildren, Kaitlin, Lauren and Eslin Benjamin Frazier and Madison and Raven Frazier.

  • Norman L. "John" Folsom

    Norman L. “John” Folsom

    Born: 6/13/1922

    Died: 6/9/2004

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Norman L. “John” Folsom, 81, of Stigler, Oklahoma, passed away June 9, 2004, in Stigler. He was born June 13, 1922, in Kanima, Oklahoma, to George Dewey and Linnie Dore (Gilstrap) Folsom.

    John was retired from the U.S. Postal Service, having served as a rural letter carrier for more than 30 years.

    John met Louise Cook in New Orleans, Louisiana, while serving in the Coast Guard during World War II. They were married on May 17, 1943, and recently celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary. John was a deacon of the Calvary Baptist Church in Stigler and was instrumental in the founding of the Main Street Baptist Church in Stigler. He later moved to Tamaha where he was a founding member and deacon of the First Southern Baptist Church of Tamaha. John also founded and coached a very successful American Legion Baseball Team in Stigler from 1966 to the 1970s.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Lou Ella Lambert, and three brothers, Morris Folsom, Robert Bob Folsom and Franklin Frank Folsom.

    Survivors include his wife, Louise Folsom; daughter, Anna Garcia of San Angelo, Texas; son, Jim Folsom and wife, Judy, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; sisters, Edith Roye of Pagosa Springs, Colorado, Maxine Stancampiano of Oklahoma City, Carolyn Ward and husband, Bob, of Edmond, Oklahoma, and Alice Cross of Stigler; brothers, Willis Kee Folsom of Oklahoma City, Walter Folsom of Stigler and George Folsom of Pocola, Oklahoma; two grandchildren, Christine Smith and husband, John, of Coweta, Oklahoma, and Melanie Miller and husband, Scott, of Weatherford, Oklahoma; two great-granddaughters, Sydney Smith and Hannah Miller, and one great-grandson, Folsom Smith.

  • Eugene J. "Chick" Folsom

    Eugene J. “Chick” Folsom

    Born: 6/26/1927

    Died: 5/28/2004

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Eugene J. “Chick” Folsom, 76, of Montgomery, Texas, passed away May 28, 2004, in Conroe, Texas. He was born June 26, 1927, near Chickasha, Oklahoma.

    He graduated from Texas Tech University with a B.S. in Petroleum Geology, was employed as a geophysicist, a geologist and petrophysicist with Amoco from 1951 to 1971. He was employed by Westland Oil Dev. Corp. from 1971 to 1996 when he retired.

    His greatest gift was his smile. He never met a stranger and his greatest passions in life were his wife, family and golf. His desire to live life to the fullest is what kept him here as long as he was. God gave him many trials and he just came back fighting and meeting the challenges. From a young Indian boy who moved constantly as a youngster, he continued with his education. He began working in the oilfield on rigs as a rough neck. He later became a log analyst for Westland Oil. He completed all the things he set out in life for.

    He was preceded in death by his daughter, Vickie Anne Folsom.

    Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Betty Jean Folsom; his daughter, Linda Sue Cheshire and husband, Richard, of Montgomery; grandchildren, James Hulse, Diana Hulse, Melissa Machala and husband, Wayne, Tina Thames and Scott Thames; great-grandfather, Cody Machala; mother-in-law, Ruth Walls of Houston, Texas, and by special daughter, Charlotte Allman.

  • Solomon Frazier

    Solomon Frazier

    Born: 3/9/19/21

    Died: 6/21/2004

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Solomon Frazier, 83, of Talihina, Oklahoma, passed away June 21, 2004. He was born March 9, 1921, in Nashoba, Oklahoma, to Aben and Ellen Cooper Frazier.

    Solomon and Irene LeFlore were married in 1939 in Nashoba. He served in the Army during World War II. He lived most of his adult life in Dallas, Texas, returning home to Talihina in the early 1990s. He was a member of Big Lick Methodist Church in Divide, Oklahoma, and was well-known for his singing and piano playing and as a published composer. Solomon enjoyed being with his sons in the Frazier Quartet.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and a son, Lawrence.

    Survivors include four sons, Willkie Ellis Frazier of Talihina, William Julian Frazier of Mayfield, Kentucky, Luke Frazier of Mesquite, Texas, and Doyce Olen Frazier of Dallas; one daughter, Shirley Zasimowich of Dallas; 21 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; numerous step-grandchildren; three brothers, Abe, Leroy and Randle; three sisters, Cora, Amy and Agnes; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was well loved and will be missed by many friends.

  • Cecil Ray Ferguson

    Cecil Ray Ferguson

    Born: 2/21/1914

    Died: 5/24/2004

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Cecil Ray Ferguson of Las Vegas and Oklahoma, passed away May 24, 2004, in Barstow, California. He was born February 21, 1914, in Soper, Oklahoma, the son of Mary Lewis Nail and Jefferson Davis Ferguson.

    Cecil was a casino manager in Nevada.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Beatrice Carroll; second wife, Martha Martinez, and a son, Roger Ferguson.

    Survivors include sons, Dennis Ferguson of Texas and Paul O’Dane of California; daughters, Patricia Glisson of California, Carol Stark of Idaho, and Mary Ann Duran of California; stepchildren, Bob Eger of California, Greg Eger of Maine and Linda Eger; sister, Ruby Kirk of Tipton, Oklahoma; 25 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.

    Cecil Ray Ferguson

  • Robert C. "Bob" Freeny

    Robert C. “Bob” Freeny

    Born: 11/19/1921

    Died: 1/23/2004

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Robert Clay Freeny passed away on January 23, 2004, at the Medical Center of Southeastern Oklahoma, Durant. He was born November 19, 1921, in Freeny Valley, Bryan County, the son of Homer M. and Margaret (Griggs) Freeny and a descendant of Robert Clay Freeny and Sarah Ellis Freeny.

    He married Margaret Elizabeth Hoffman on August 25, 1945, in Toms River, New Jersey. He moved back to Caddo, Oklahoma, after serving in the Marines during World War II at Pearl Harbor and worked as a drilling supervisor in the oilfield. He was a member of Caddo First United Methodist Church. He was a great supporter of the Jones Academy.

    He was preceded in death by his father; brother, Keotah Freeny, and sister, Ida Lee Price.

    Survivors include his mother; wife of Homer; sons, Andrew Freeny, Maricopa, California, and Keotah Freeny, Tehachapi, California; daughters, Barbara Ann Freeny, Sahuarita, Arizona, and Vivia Lock Artz, Taft, California; brother, Homer Michael Freeny II, Bakersfield, California; grandsons, Sean McLean and Ryan Artz, both of Bakersfield; many great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Robert C. 'Bob' Freeny

  • Mamie Wilson Ferrell

    Mamie Wilson Ferrell

    Born: 7/24/1908

    Died: 1/31/2001

    Maiden Name: Wilson

    Honorific: n/a

    Mamie Wilson Ferrell, 92, passed away January 31, 2001. She was born in Fort Towson, Oklahoma on July 24, 1908 to Edward H. and Emma (Everidge) Wilson. Both of her parents are on the Dawes Roll. She was educated in the public schools in Fort Towson and attended Southeastem Teachers and Oklahoma Presbyterian Colleges in Durant, Oklahoma. She next attended Oklahoma A&M College where she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics. This was during the Depression and tea~jobs were hard to get. Teachers were often paid with warrants or IOU’s.

    Her grandparents, as well as her parents were among believers in Choc-taws getting a good education. Her matemal grandfather, Joseph W. Everidge, was the Superintendent of Public Instruction for the Choctaw Nation. Mamie’s father, Edward Wilson, was one of the four Wilson brothers who served on the Choctaw National Commission for Education in the early 1890’s. The other brothers were Raphael, John and Willie. Edward was the Superintendent of Wheelock Academy in McCurtain County from 1894-1898. He was the last elected Secretary of the Choctaw Nation before Oklahoma’s Statehood, at which time the Tribal government was abolished. Mamie’s career followed those of her ancestors in helping to educate the youths of the Choctaw Nation. She taught in the school at Goodland. This institution was founded by the Preshyterian Church as the Goodland Indian Orphanage in Choctaw County’. Among her students were children from several related families, which in-cluded Everidges, Ervins and Oakes. Here she was among friends. Things were so different in those days. Marriage during the school year was grounds for dismissal for female teachers, but not for men. Classes were not held dur-ing the harvest season, as many school children were needed in the fields to pick cotton. Mamie took an exam with the Civil Service and , was able to land a job with the Bureau of Printing and Engraving, making money, litera1y. She worked for eight years in Washington, D.C. It was there that she met her future husband, Karl E. Ferrell. To this couple was born two sons, John Karl Ferrell, who preceded her in death in 1980, and Edward Wilson Ferrell.

    She was a devout Christian and a member of the Okolona Baptist Church.

    After retirement, Mamie and Karl settled in Oceanside, California near her sister, Alma, and her husband, Paul Tiberg. Later, after the deaths of Karl, Alma and Paul, Mamie moved to Louisville, Kentucky to be near her son, Edward Mike and his family.

    Survivors include her son Mike and his wife Louise Eilertson; grandson Brian and great-grandson Benjamin all of Kentucky; and brother Wilbor Wilson of Davis, California.

  • Oscar Folsom, Jr.

    Oscar Folsom, Jr.

    Born: 6/29/1922

    Died: 8/6/2003

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    LCDR Oscar Folsom, Jr., USN retired, 81, of Norman, Oklahoma passed away Wednesday, August 6. He was born June 29, 1922 in Caney, Oklahoma to Oscar Folsom, Sr. and Blanche Ballard Folsom.

    Oscar graduated from Atoka High School in May 1940. He then attened Murray State School of Agriculture, Tishomingo, Oklahoma, from September 1940 to June 1942. After a career in the U.S. Na536,Bernice Bessie Anderson”

  • Gloria Jean Frazier

    Gloria Jean Frazier

    Born: 11/9/1940

    Died: 5/26/2005

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Gloria Jean Frazier, 64, of Spiro, Oklahoma, passed away May 26, 2005, in Spiro. She was born November 9, 1940, in Cowlington, Oklahoma, to Andrew and Odessa Williams Collins. She was a member of the Poteau Church of Christ.

    Survivors include two daughters, Susan Blair and husband, Rick, of Keota, Oklahoma, and Linda Lashley and husband, Kevin, of Keota, Oklahoma; her aunt, Esteen Burris of Spiro; one cousin, Danny Brand of Hot Springs, Arkansas; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

  • Margaret Dodson Frey

    Margaret Dodson Frey

    Born: 11/5/1929

    Died: 4/10/2003

    Maiden Name: Dodson

    Honorific: n/a

    Margaret Dodson Frey, 73, of Hugo, Oklahoma passed away April 10, 2003. She was born Noveber 5, 1929 in Hugo, the daughter of George Walter Dodson and Florence Lee (Oakes) Dodson.

    Margaret lived in Hugo until her graduation from Hugo High School in 1947. She married George Marvin Frey, Jr. on February 23, 1947. She and her husband returned to Hugo in 1993. She was a retired secretary and a member of the First Christian Church of Hugo.

    She was preceded in death by her parents and two infant sons, George M.Frey III and Mikeal Wayne Frey.

    Surivors include her husband 0f 65 years, Marvin Frey, of Hugo; one son, Gary Neal Frey and wife, Christa, of Sugar Land, Texas; two grandsons, Mikeal Ault Frey of College Station, Texas and Jameson Neal Frey of Sugar Land, Texas; one sister, Willodyne Smith of Hugo; niece, Brenda Gray of Denison, Texas; nephew, Brian Smith of Silkeston, Missouri; and several other nieces and nephews along with many other family member and friends.

  • Jennifer Leigh Fraley

    Jennifer Leigh Fraley

    Born: n/a

    Died: 10/6/2000

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    Honorific: n/a

    Jennifer Leigh Fraley, 6 months old, passed away October 6, 2000.

    Survivors include parents, Kenneth and Susan Fraley of Jacksonville, Arkansas, and grandparents, Randie and Johnny Fraley, also of Jacksonville.

  • Mark Faulkenberry

    Mark Faulkenberry

    Born: n/a

    Died: 3/15/2000

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    Honorific: n/a

    Mark Faulkenberry, 41, of Asheboro, North Carolina, passed away Wednesday, March 15 in Asheboro in an auto accident. A former resident of the Heavener, Oklahoma area, he had resided in Asheboro for the past six years. he was of the Baptist faith.

    Survivors include daughters, Angela Lambert and Summer Faulkenberry both of Poteau, Oklahoma; son, Charles Dakota Faulkenberry of Asheboro; parents, James and Jane Faulkenberry of Park Hill, Oklahoma; sister, Vickie Floyd of Greenwood, Arkansas and Michelle Ashford of Dibble, Oklahoma; brother, Roy Faulkenberry of Heavener; grandchildren, Whittney and Rebecca Lambert and Paxton Turnipseed, and several nieces and nephews.

    Mr. Faulkenberry was a descendent of Nathaniel Folsom and extremly proud of his Choctaw heritage.

  • Isaac Alexander Folsom

    Isaac Alexander Folsom

    Born: 5/10/1908

    Died: 7/27/2000

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Isaac Alexander Folson, 92, of Talihina, Oklahoma passed away July 27, 2000 at the Choctaw Nation Health Care Center in Talihina. He was born May 10, 1908 in Reichert, Oklahoma, the son of Isreal and Lunene Folsom. He had been a resident of Talihina all of his life.

    Mr. Folsom was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Talihina. He was a retired Public Health Services employee. He had worked for 32 years as a boiler room fireman.

    He married Lillian Peck on March 6, 1937 at Fort Smith, Arkansas.

    Survivors include his wife; a son, Charles L. Folsom of Talihina; daughter, Lawanda James of Talihina; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild, numerous friends and loved ones.

  • Lebies "James" Fobb

    Lebies “James” Fobb

    Born: 5/8/1929

    Died: 8/18/2000

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Lebies “James” Fobb, 71, of Antlers, Oklahoma passed away August 18, 2000 at his residence.

  • Carl Donald Frix, Jr.

    Carl Donald Frix, Jr.

    Born: 3/6/1922

    Died: 10/5/1999

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Carl Donald Frix, Jr., 77, passed away Tuesday, October 5, 1999. He was born March 6, 1922 in Stigler, Oklahoma to Edith (Johnson) and Carl Frix, Sr.

    Carl graduated from Sallisaw High School and received a Civil Engineering Degree from the University of Oklahoma, where he enjoyed playing the saxophone in OU bands for four years. He went to work for the McDonnell-Douglas Corporation before enlisting in the U.S. Army during World War II where he used his engineering talents constructing airstrips while stationed in Guam and Okinawa.

    In 1950, Carl married Priscilla Dean Lowe and three sons were born to this union, Carl Donald Frix III, Gary Denis Frix, and Kemmy Deane Frix.

    Carl Frix, Jr. started a construction company in Muskogee, Oklahoma in the 1950’s and built hundreds of miles of two lane and four lane roads. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Muskogee for over 40 years.

  • William Tobias Sam Fitzer

    William Tobias Sam Fitzer

    Born: 2/4/1926

    Died: 2/8/2007

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    William Tobias Sam Fitzer, 81, of Van Buren, Arkansas, passed away February 8, 2007, in Van Buren. He was born February 4, 1926, in Lona Valley, Oklahoma, to William Tobias and Annie Trollinger Fitzer.

    Sam served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, reaching the rank of Seaman 1st Class. He was a member of the Disabled Veterans of America. He enjoyed gardening, going to auctions, and spending time with family and friends.

    He was preceded in death by one son, William Sam Fitzer; his parents; two sisters, Mary Neal and Ruth Wren; and one infant brother.

    Survivors include his wife, Clarice Fitzer of the home; one daughter, Sonya Kay Goodwin and Steve Greene of Van Buren; two sons, Carl Wade Fitzer and Dale Shayne Fitzer, both of Van Buren; four sisters, Juanita Townley of Whitefield, Oklahoma, and Naomi Cox, Ramona Mitchell and Virginia Spears, all of Stigler, Oklahoma; four brothers, Joe Fitzer, James Fitzer and Bill Fitzer, all of Stigler, and John Fitzer of Briartown, Oklahoma; four grandchildren, Felicia McGuffy, Shayna Gago, Andrew Fitzer and James Garrett; six great-grandchildren, Hailey Crosswhite, Jessica Hill, Dustin Hill, T.J. McGuffy, Sydni Garrett and Elisa Garrett.

    William Tobias Sam Fitzer

  • Dara Esther Folsom

    Dara Esther Folsom

    Born: 1/2/1986

    Died: 9/22/2004

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Dara Esther Folsom, 18, of Agua Dulce, California, passed away September 22, 2004. She was born January 2, 1986, in California, the daughter of Jerry and Beth Folsom.

    Dara graduated Los Angeles High School with honors. She was the great-granddaughter of World War I code talker Sampson Folsom.

    Dara Esther Folsom

  • James Fitzer

    James Fitzer

    Born: 5/23/1937

    Died: 9/3/2007

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    James Doodle Fitzer passed away September 3, 2007, at his home. He was born on May 23, 1937, on Beaver Mountain to Tobe and Anna Trollinger Fitzer. Doodle grew up on Beaver Mountain and attended school at Rocky Ridge and Stigler High School, graduating with the class of 1955.

    He then enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving six years. He went on to work many years as a carpenter in Oklahoma and California. Doodle was a hard worker and loved his family. In his free time you could usually find him in one of the nearby creeks searching for arrowheads.

    He met his wife, Rosareta Reta Brewster in 1963. They later married and had two children. He was a longtime member of Rocky Ridge Baptist Church where he served as deacon, Sunday School Superintendent, and teacher.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, David Fitzer; two sisters, Ruth Wren and Mary Neal; two brothers, Sam Fitzer and an infant brother.

    Survivors include his wife of the home; daughter Carol Lynn Fitzer Apple and husband Billy of Whitefield; three grandchildren, Jessica and Garrett Apple of Whitefield and Gabe Fitzer of Kinta; daughter-in-law, Regina OKelley and husband Jim of Kinta; four sisters, Virginia Spears and Gary, Ramona Mitchell, Naoma Cox, Juanita Townley and husband Bill; three brothers, Bill Fitzer and wife Joann, John Fitzer and wife Judy, Joe Fitzer and wife Mae, all of Stigler.

  • Wanetah Aleene Faulkenberry

    Wanetah Aleene Faulkenberry

    Born: 11/27/1919

    Died: 9/20/2007

    Maiden Name: Nelson

    Honorific: n/a

    Wanetah Neta Aleene Brown Faulkenberry, 87, of Sand Springs passed away on September 20, 2007, at Oak Dale Nursing Home. She was born in Wilburton to William Nelson and Catherine Clemons Brown on November 27, 1919. She moved to Sand Springs in 1948 after living in Reedly, California, for four years.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Faulkenberry; her parents; sister, Wilma Cartlidge; and brother, William N. Brown, Jr.

    She is survived by five children, Roger Brown, Linda Darlene Brown, Glenn Faulkenberry, step-son Lowell Faulkenberry and step-daughter LeAnn Crain; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandsons.

    In the early 1950’s she was one of the first women bus drivers for the Tulsa City Lines for almost 20 years. It was there she met, and married, Lee in 1954.

    After retiring as a bus driver she worked as a cook for Oak Dale Nursing Home. After retiring as a cook, she became one of the first Sunshine Girls volunteers at Oak Dale helping with the activities and crafts for the residents and was Oak Dale’s Outstanding Volunteer in 1991. Later her talent was given to the Sand Springs Senior Citizen’s Center in making flower arrangements for Memorial Day and other creative projects.

  • Woodrow W. "Woody" Folsom

    Woodrow W. “Woody” Folsom

    Born: 2/6/1913

    Died: 5/5/1997

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Woodrow W. “Woody” Folsom, age 84, passed away on Monday, May 5, 1997. He was born on February 6, 1913 in Garland, Oklahoma.

    He married Nowassa Virden Folsom on July 25, 1933 in Vinita, Oklahoma. Woody was a barber for 40 years and also retired from Tinker AFB. The Folsoms have lived in Moore, Oklahoma for the last 36 years.

    Mr. Folsom is survived by his wife, Nowassa, of the home; six children, June Marino, Kay Smith, Sue Henry, Ron Folsom, Pay Cox and Carol Thompson; 21 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

    Woody was loved and will be missed.

  • Leona Samuel Francis

    Leona Samuel Francis

    Born: 12/25/1917

    Died: 7/7/1997

    Maiden Name: Jones

    Honorific: n/a

    Leona Samuel Francis passed away Friday, July 7, 1997 at St. Joseph’s hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

    She was born December 25, 1917, to Silas and Silway Jones Samuel in Smithville, Oklahoma.

    Francis was preceded in death by her husband, James Francis; a brother, LeRoy and a sister, Pearline.

    Survivors include two daughters, Julie Ann Melton of Tulsa and Cynthia Stalvey of Florida; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two sisters, Louise Amos of Garvin Oklahoma and Cordie Heimel of Victorville, California and several nieces and nephews.

  • Edith Franklin

    Edith Franklin

    Born: 4/29/1932

    Died: n/a

    Maiden Name: Byington

    Honorific: n/a

    Edith Wanda Franklin, 65, passded away in Olahoma City, Oklahoma. She was born April 29, 1932 in Bokoshe, Oklahoma. She was the daughter of Henry and Susie (Terrell) Byington. She attended school at Bokoshe and married Henry Franklin on October 25, 1946, in Poteau, Oklahoma.

    She had lived most of her married life in Rocky Point and had lived in Oklahoma City for the past several years.

    She was of the Baptist faith.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Katherine; a son, Arbin James and a brother, Houston Byington.

    Survivors include six daughters, Susan Morris, Wanda Pineda, Lena Franklin, Betty Tsoodle, Henryetta Franklin and Joan Regelado, all of Oklahoma City, three sons, Gilbert Franlin of Okemah, Oklahoma; Lester Franklin of Denver, Colorado and Wilburn of Oklahoma City; two sisters, Katherine Mayhall and Deliamay Tom, both of Stigler, Oklahoma, 36 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren.

  • Alexander Folsom Sr.

    Alexander Folsom Sr.

    Born: n/a

    Died: 9/25/1997

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    Honorific: n/a

    Alexander Alex Folsom Sr, age 83, of Stigler, Oklahoma, passed away September 25, 1997, in his home.

    He was retired from a California Smelter Company.

    Survivors include his wife, Martha of the home; one daughter, Ramona Bryme of Stigler; one son, Tim Folsom of Suison City, California and two sisters, Geraldine Richardson of Visalia, California and Muriel Johnson of Tracy, California; three brothers, Earl of McAlester, Noel and Leon both of San Jose, California; eleven grandchildren and ten great- grandchildren

  • Zack Florence

    Zack Florence

    Born: 8/2/1915

    Died: 10/18/2007

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Zack Florence, 92, of Oklahoma City passed away October 18, 2007, at Oklahoma City. He was born August 2, 1915, in Pauls Valley to Zack and Mayme Ida Kelly Florence.

    Zack grew up in the Pauls Valley and Paoli areas and is a graduate of Florence Chapel. He and Carol Shockley were married in Clovis, New Mexico, on May 16, 1955. They lived in California for about 30 years and have made their home in Oklahoma City for the past 16 years. He was a cattle rancher and a member of the Methodist Church.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, R.C. Florence; and three sisters, Opal Duke, Juanita Vawter and Sue Forehand.

    Survivors include his wife of over 52 years, Carol of the home; three children, Rowena Jo Britt and husband Harold of Shawnee, Judy Carlton and husband Jerry of Oklahoma City, and Linda and her husband, Allan, of Prescott Valley, Arizona; one brother, Eugene Florence of Houston, Texas; four sisters, Hazel Boren of San Diego, California, Marguerite Thrasher of Oklahoma City, Nadine Thrasher and husband Jake of Kingston, and Mayme Jo Guest of Oklahoma City; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

    Zack Florence

  • Wanda J. Ford

    Wanda J. Ford

    Born: 2/15/1932

    Died: 9/25/2007

    Maiden Name: Beams

    Honorific: n/a

    Wanda J. Ford, 75, passed away September 25, 2007, at Central Kansas Medical Center, Great Bend. She was born February 15, 1932, in Allen, Oklahoma, the daughter of Raymond J. and Daisy Goodman Beams.

    A resident of Hoisington for 45 years, moving from Russell, she was a medication aide and nurses’ aide for various health institutions in Barton County. She belonged to Hoisington Bible Church. On June 19, 1950, she married Kenneth Ford in Great Bend.

    She was preceded in death by a son, Steven Lowell; a daughter, Joyce Marie Ford; and a brother, Byron Beams.

    Survivors include her husband; son, Kenneth R., Great Bend; daughters, Jacquette Ford, Hoisington, and Melissa Tittel and husband Richard, Ellinwood, Kansas; brother, Alva R. Beams, Green Bay, Wisconsin; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

  • Glenn Frazier

    Glenn Frazier

    Born: 3/10/1915

    Died: n/a

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    Glenn Frazier, 79, of Broken Bow, Oklahoma passed away at his home.

    He was born on March 10, 1915 in Spencerville, Oklahoma.

    He had lived in Broken Bow since 1958 moving there from Idabel. He married Josephine Chapman on December 21, 1934 in Durant. He served in the U.S. Army in the Philippines during World War II.

    Frazier was president of Citizens State Bank, First National Bank and First Band and Trust from September 1958 to June 1973. Active in civic affairs he was the president of the Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce in 1960. He was also a member of the First Presbyterian Church, where he served as an elder.

    Survivors include his wife. Josephine Frazier of Broken Bow; a sister, Marie DePerno of Riverside, California and several nieces and nephews.

  • Ann Flood

    Ann Flood

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    Died: n/a

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    Ann Flood, age 52, passed away of heart disease in Rancho Mirage.

    She was born in Mesa Arizona and lived in Cabazon for 29 years. She was a homemaker.

    She is survived by her husband, Julius L.; two daughters, Tracy A. Livingston of Cabazon and Crystal Campbell of Banning; three sons, Glenn of Banning, Jerrett McFarland, III of Hollywood and Steven McFarland of Port Isabell, Texas; six grandchildren; two brothers, James Ray White of Banning and James Lee White of Beaumont; three sisters, Patricia Culver of Cabazon and Ruth Pullum and Sybil Brojakowski of McAlester, Oklahoma.

  • Josephine Fite

    Josephine Fite

    Born: n/a

    Died: 2/16/1996

    Maiden Name: n/a

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    Josephine Fite, 51, of Wilburton Oklahoma passed away on Friday February 16.

    She is survived by two brothers, Donald (Doc) Cooper of Wilburton, Oklahoma and Lee Cooper of McAlester, Oklahoma; three sisters, Betty Woodruff of Walcott, New York, Helen Aaron, Wilburton and Donna Tegtmeyer of Wilburton; several nieces and nephews and friend Pete Mills of Wilburton Oklahoma.

  • Juanita Fields

    Juanita Fields

    Born: 10/20/1925

    Died: 9/4/2008

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Juanita Fields, 82, passed away on September 24, 2008. She was born on October 20, 1925, in Hugo. Juanita was the daughter of original enrollee Leflore Jackson.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, E.L. Fields; grandson, Earl Fields Jr.; and daughter, Faith Renee Fields.

    Survivors include two sons and their spouses, Earl Fields Sr. and Tish, and John Fields and Teresa; daughter and her spouse, Regina Smith and Larry; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three half-sisters and one half-brother.

  • Macky Folsom

    Macky Folsom

    Born: 12/14/1946

    Died: 3/27/1995

    Maiden Name: n/a

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    Macky Folsom, age 48, of Benningon, Oklahoma passed away on March 27 in Durant. He was born on December 14, 1946 in Talihina, Oklahoma to J.D. and Gertrude Fink Folsom.

    He lived in Bryan County most of his life. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War with the U.S. Army, 173 Army Air Born, received he purple heart and was of the Pentecostal Faith.

    On April 1, 1977 he married Patricia Piece in Durant, Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his father, J.D. Folsom.

    Survivors include wife Patricia; mother, Gertie Campo of Bennington; one son J.D. Folsom of Dallas, Texas; two daughters and one son-in-law, Jennifer Folsom of Bennington and Leah and Zach Belvin of Bennington; three brothers, Michael Folsom of Bennington, Jacky Folsom of Temple, Texas and Nathan Folsom of Soldotna, Alaska; two grandsons, Skyler Vance Folsom and Patrick Joel Folsom of Bennington and numerous nieces and nephews.

  • Tobias (Tobe) Fitzer

    Tobias (Tobe) Fitzer

    Born: 11/8/1905

    Died: 8/18/1994

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Tobias (Tobe) Fitzer, 88, of Stigler died August 18 at Stigler Nursing Home.

    He was born November 8, 1905 at Ona Valley. He was a retired farmer.

    Services were August 20 at Mallory Chapel, Stigler with Rev. Bill Fitzer officiating. Burial was in Lona Valley Cemetery near Kinta, under the direction of Mallory Funeral Home.

    Pallbearers were J.J. Garrett, Mike Bray, Harve Taylor, Roger Eakle, Chris Rouse and Gene Cooper.

    Mr., Fitzer is survived by five daughters, Juanita Townley of Wilder, Idaho, Naioma Cox of Salem Oregon, Ramona Mitchell, Mary Neal and Virginia Davis all of Stigler; five sons, William of Van Buren, Arkansas, Joe of Bixby, James and Bill both of Stigler and John of Briartown; four sisters, Josephine Webb of Stigler, Starlie Smith of Shafter, California, Olgie Stark of Madera California and Naioma Brewer of Oxnard California; 34 grandchildren; 46 great0grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.

    Mr. Fitzer was preceded in death by his wife, Anna; one daughter, Nancy Ruth Fitzer and an infant son.

  • Rendi Franklin

    Rendi Franklin

    Born: 4/30/1979

    Died: 2/19/2009

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Rendi Franklin, 29, of Idabel passed away February 19, 2009, at Texarkana. A lifetime resident of McCurtain County, she was born April 30, 1979, in Talihina.

    Rendi was a 1998 graduate of Idabel High School. She enjoyed fishing, watching the Food Network, and was an avid OU Sooners fan. She loved listening to gospel music and most of all spending time with her family. She was affiliated with the Bokchito Methodist Church.

    She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Tobias and Rosa Williston; cousin, Kevin Raymond; step-brother, Anthony Ishcomer; and an aunt, Teresa Colbert.

    Survivors include her parents, Valerie Franklin and Darrell Ishcomer of the home; her father, Franklin Jefferson of Broken Bow; brothers, Thomas Jefferson of Idabel and Zachary Jefferson and Kirstin of DeQueen, Arkansas; sister, Bobbie and Jeremy Jackman of Idabel; nieces, Sage and Sadie Jackman and Chelsea Jefferson; a nephew, Aaden Jackman; grandparents, Benjamin and Virginia Franklin and Mary Jefferson; aunts, Thelma Jessie, Nawatha and Billy Baker, Inese and Shawn Mitchell, Tracie and Barry Tonihka, Marietha and Larry Bond, Wahneeta and Johnny Raymond, Neomi Franklin and Gayle Obe; uncles, Brent Franklin, Ben Franklin Jr. and Brian and Donna Franklin; numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

  • Elsie Freeman

    Elsie Freeman

    Born: 2/10/1930

    Died: 1/1/1989

    Maiden Name: Rodriguez

    Honorific: n/a

    Elsie Freeman, a resident of Hugo, died Saturday in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paris, Texas.

    She was 59.

    Mrs. Freeman was a homemaker by occupation and was of the Baptist Faith.

    She was born Feb. 10, 1930 in Hugo, the daughter of Daniel and Lela (Morris) Rodriguez. She moved back to Hugo, from Santa Fe, Texas, five years ago.

    She married James J. Freeman on Aug. 2, 1950 in Hugo. He survives her.

    Other survivors include a son, James Edward Freeman of Santa Fe, Texas; three daughters, Louise Muller Of Nordheim, Texas, Wanda Freeman of Santa Fe, Texas and Reba Logan of Santa Fe, Texas; two brothers Henry Rodriguez and Joe Rodriguez both of Hugo; five sisters, Hazel Smith, Ramona Summer, Helen Roberts, Ann Tyler and Donna Mickel all of Hugo; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

  • Wilson R. Freeny

    Wilson R. Freeny

    Born: 1/1/1904

    Died: 3/6/1989

    Maiden Name: n/a

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    Wilson R. Freeny passed away March 6, 1989.

    He was an original enrollee of the Choctaw Nation. Mr. Freeny was born in 1904 and put on the rolls in 1905.

    He was proud of his Choctaw Heritage and is survived by his wife, Alma Freeny of Okmulgee.

  • Joseph Fobb

    Joseph Fobb

    Born: 9/4/1908

    Died: 5/28/1989

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Services were held May 31, 1989, at the Sulphur Springs Methodist Church in Bennington for Joseph Fobb, 80, who passed away May 28, 1989.

    Mr. Fobb was born September 4, 1908 in Blue, Oklahoma. He was a retired school bus driver and a member of the Sulphur Spring Methodist Church and Disabled American Veterans.

    He and the former Minerva Billy were married September 3, 1947 in Bennington. She survives at the Bennington home.

    He is also survived by three daughters: Joann Frank, Dallas, Bernice Williams, Bennington, and Louella Ollis, Kilgore, TX; and three stepdaughters: Verna Mills, Stinnette, TX., Phyllis Knight, Bennington; and Eleanor Louis, Idabel.

    Other survivors include three stepsons: Claude Billy, Chicago; James Pamplin, Fort Worth; and Arnold Bully, Durant; 11 grandchildren, 18 step-grandchildren, five nieces, two nephews and one step nephew.

    The Rev. Benson Wallace officiated, assisted by the Rev. Lester Tims and the Rev. William Louis. Burial was in the Bennington Cemetery. The Oklahoma Vietnam ERA Veterans preformed military honors at the graveside.

    Bearers were Richard Hamill, Rodney Evans, Junior Blaine, James Ray Billy, Terry Don Cole, and Ronnie Sanders.

  • Henry Emerson Ford

    Henry Emerson Ford

    Born: 1/7/1918

    Died: 8/17/1994

    Maiden Name: n/a

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    Henry (Hank) Emerson Ford passed away peacefully at home in Sacramento, California on August 17. He was 76 years old. He was a retired Mjsgt. In the U.S. Air Force.

    He was born on January 7, 1918 in Hartshorne, Oklahoma to William A. Ford and Analaurie James.

    Henry’s grandfathers on his mother’s side of the family was Emerson James, a full blood Choctaw who was born in 1854 at Fort Townson, Indian Territory.

    When he was fifteen years old he joined the Mounted Indian police and served as Light horseman. He later became a Deputy U.S. Marshal, he was known as Peacemaker. His jurisdiction was from Fort Smith, Arkansas to Indian Territory. Emerson James was shot dead in an ambush on Election Day on August 6, 1895 in Hartshorne, Indian Territory.

    The father of Henry E. Ford was a McAlester Oklahoma deputy Sheriff who was shot and killed by an escaping prisoner in the August 1941 State Penitentiary breakout.

    Henry E. Ford attended school at Jones Academy and Chilocco Indian Agricultural and Trade School. He graduated from there in 1937 and then attended Arkansas City Junior College for two years where he studied Liberal Arts.

    On September 14, 1939 he enlisted in the Army- Air Corps. During World War II he was an Aircraft Technician handling all types of repair and mechanic work. Sometimes he flew as a tail gunner. He worked on B-17 aircraft he was crew chief and responsible for the entire ship. He was aircraft inspector for P-47’s. he worked on B-24’s and serviced the planes of the 366th Fighter Group at Emergency Landing Strip one, at Grand Camp France, where he met General Doolittle who was flying a P-38 at the time.

    Some of the Battles and Campaigns Henry E. Ford took part in were Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Air Offensive Europe. Included in his decorations are the European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon 414 Bronze Battle Stars, 5 Overseas Bars, Good conduct Medal and Merit Unit Award. He spent 30 years in the United States Air Force and retired at McClellan Air Force in 1971.

    Survivors include his wife, Rosaline and four sons, Ralph, Jim, Jonathan and Morgan

  • George. W. Folsom

    George. W. Folsom

    Born: 7/7/1915

    Died: 4/22/2006

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    George W. Folsom, 90, of Carlsbad, New Mexico, passed away April 22, 2006, at Lakeview Christian Home. He was born July 7, 1915, to Jerry and Mattie Elizabeth Harris Folsom in LeFlore County, Oklahoma.

    He was raised and attended school in Oklahoma and worked in the farming industry. George served in the U.S. Army from 1935 to 1938, and then worked as a civilian at the weapons depot in Gallup, New Mexico, throughout World War II.

    George married Juanita Statham on October 31, 1938, in Spiro, Oklahoma. After World War II, he returned to Oklahoma to work in the coal mines. He moved to Carlsbad in 1951 and worked for PCA as an electrician until his retirement. George was a 32nd-degree Mason with 50-year pins in both the Masonic Lodge and the Eastern Star. He was also a long-time member of the IBEW local union.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and two sisters.

    Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Juanita Folsom; two daughters, Georgia Vining and husband Jack of Carlsbad and Sarah Kirby of Carlsbad; three grandchildren, Jack Vining Jr. and wife Elizabeth of Winnona, Texas, Bobby Vining and wife Tammy of Longview, Texas, and Aaron Kirby and wife Robin of Carlsbad; three sisters, Edna Bull and husband Benjamin of Houston, Texas, Alyce Caldwell and husband Ray of Topeka, Kansas, and Elizabeth Howard of Centinal, Oklahoma; and nine great-grandchildren.

  • George C. Farr

    George C. Farr

    Born: 7/20/1944

    Died: 12/12/2005

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    George Carter Farr, 61, passed away December 12, 2005, in Owasso, Oklahoma. He was born July 20, 1944, in Charlotte, North Carolina, to George Churchul Farr and Jonnie Marie Carter Farr.

    He completed his secondary education in Claremore at the Oklahoma Military Academy, Class of 1962. He earned a degree in computer science from Tulsa Junior College. He married Leanna Aldridge on May 23, 1969, in Beggs, Oklahoma.

    Mr. Farr was active as a Boy Scout leader and was a member of Wood Badge. He also enjoyed leather work and was a member of Tandy’s Leather Guild. He retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

    Survivors include his wife of the home; son, George Christopher Farr and wife, Leonna, of Owasso; seven grandchildren; sister, Maria Goodman and husband, Mike, of Sulphur; and his mother of Sulphur.

  • Carl Richard Ferrall

    Carl Richard Ferrall

    Born: 3/11/1948

    Died: 5/1/2005

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Carl Richard Ferrall, 57, passed away May 1, 2005, in Oklahoma City. He was born March 11, 1948, to John A. and Newana Crowder Ferrall.

    He joined the U.S. Marine Corps at the age of 17 and served his time in Vietnam. He was a carpenter by trade for the past 30 years. He was very proud of his heritage and membership in the Choctaw tribe.

    He was preceded in death by his father; grandfather, Carl A. Crowder, and grandmother, Nellie Madden Crowder.

    Survivors include a son, Miah Still Ferrall of Denver, Colorado; three half-brothers, Wayne and Dennis Ferrall of Texas and Steve Ferrall of Opelousas, Louisiana; two half-sisters, Cynthia Martin of Opelousas and Linda Salzor of Texas; his mother of Oklahoma City; one aunt, Pat Crowder Armstrong of McLoud, Oklahoma, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

    Carl Richard Ferrall

  • Cleo Irene Fennell

    Cleo Irene Fennell

    Born: 5/26/1911

    Died: 3/10/2005

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Cleo Irene Babe Fennell, 93, of Abilene, Texas, passed away March 10, 2005, in Oklahoma. She was born May 26, 1911, in Soper, Oklahoma, to A.A. and Amelia Gardner Ferguson.

    She married Hubert W. Fennell on August 1, 1931, in Hugo, Oklahoma. They resided in Soper, Oklahoma, until 1950 when they moved to Willard, Missouri. In 1953, she moved to Kansas City, Kansas, and resided there until 1976 before moving to Abilene.

    Mrs. Fennell was very active in the Rose Park Senior Citizens group for 25 years. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Willard.

    Survivors include one son, Phillip Fennell of Springfield, Missouri; three daughters, LaJoy Thackerson of Abilene, Maxine Graham of Valliant, Oklahoma, and Mary Price of Hugo; nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, George Ferguson of Soper.

  • Jewell Mae Faust

    Jewell Mae Faust

    Born: n/a

    Died: n/a

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    Jewell Mae Faust

  • Debra Sharon Filmore

    Debra Sharon Filmore

    Born: n/a

    Died: n/a

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    Debra Sharon Filmore

  • Margaret Griggs Freeny

    Margaret Griggs Freeny

    Born: n/a

    Died: n/a

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    Margaret Griggs Freeny

  • Wilda Joann Storey Forbit

    Wilda Joann Storey Forbit

    Born: 02/10/1938 Died: 07/10/2009 Maiden Name: Storey Honorific: n/a

    Wilda Joann Storey Forbit, 71, of Broken Bow passed away July 10, 2009, at Pleasant Hill. She was born on February 10, 1938, at Pollard to Marshall and Gladestine Storey. Wilda was raised in the Pleasant Hill Community and graduated from Haworth High School. She spent 25 years in Owasso where she worked as a secretary for Owasso Public Schools. She felt spending time with her children was a priority. She was a great mom and never missed a moment when her children were playing ballgames or at track meets. She was always the one behind the camera. On April 6, 2006, she married Sinaklin Forbit at Broken Bow. She was preceded in death by her father; brother, Jimmie Allen Storey, and grandparents, Lena and Andrew Fuller, Maggie Elizabeth and John William Storey. Wilda is survived by her husband of the home; son and daughter-in-law, Dustin and Jennifer Roberson of Owasso; daughters and sons-in-law, Kim and Jim Horton of Weatherford, Texas, Connie and Spencer Davis of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and Tonya and Chris Chandler of Oklahoma City; mother, Gladestine Storey of Pleasant Hill; brother and sister-in-law, Stan and Lynda Storey of Pleasant Hill; 16 grandchildren, Rachel, Rebekah, Jonathan, Andrew and Jeremy Horton; Malachi, Josiah and Jachin Davis; Kaiden and Jacob Roberson; Hannah, Micah and Baby Chandler; stepchildren, Howard Ray Forbit of Broken Bow, Charles Forbit and James Forbit, both of Dallas, DeAnna Castle of Broken Bow, Audra Forbit of Dallas, Kristi Martinez of Broken Bow; nine step-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

  • Jasper Gene Floyd Sr.

    Jasper Gene Floyd Sr.

    Born: 06/19/1941 Died: 06/23/2009 Maiden Name: n/a Honorific: n/a

    Jasper Gene Floyd Sr., 68, passed away on June 23, 2009, in Kingston. He was born on June 19, 1941, in Houston, Texas, to Jasper L. and Pearl Henderson Floyd. Jasper was a kind-hearted man who would do anything for anyone, He loved working around the yard and piddling with junk. He also enjoyed sitting around and visiting with his family and friends. Jasper was a hard worker who loved his family. The family will always remember his smile and the love that he had for his grandchildren and the fact that he was stubborn and bullheaded. Jasper was preceded in death by his parents, J.L. and Pearl Floyd; son, Rocky Glen Floyd; brothers, Raymond Lee Floyd and Jerry Don Floyd, and sister, Shirley Ann. He is survived by his sons, Jasper Floyd Jr. and wife Paulet, J.J. Floyd and wife Evie, and Terry Floyd, all of Houston, and Darryl Hawkins and wife Christie of Oklahoma City; daughters, Jackie Gale Floyd of Woodville, Jo Jo Pryor and husband Travis of Farlinton, Kansas, Shelly J. Floyd of Irving, Texas, Pearl Sana Brie and husband Ivan of Houston; sister, Joyce Fulgham of Antlers; brothers, James Frank Floyd and wife Ida Mae of Woodville, and Billy Ray Floyd and wife Wanda of Houston; niece, Anna KoJo of Conroe, Texas, and numerous nieces and nephews.

  • Eugene Felker

    Born: 11/1/1935

    Died: 12/1/2012

    Maiden Name: n/a

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    Eugene “E.A.” Felker, 77, of Wister, passed away on Dec. 1, 2012, in Dickenson, N.D. Eugene was born Nov. 1, 1935, in Wilburton, the son of Arthur Felker and Melvanie “Ted” (Lambert) Felker and grew up in Wright City. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954-1961 and was a member of the American Legion and VFW. He enjoyed working and running his sawmill. He also loved flying his plane and he never met a stranger

    He is survived by his wife, Margaret Felker of Wister; sons, Doug Felker of Rattan, and Wayne Felker of West Virginia; daughters, Susan Hacker of Poteau, and Jeanette Dunn of Pocola; brother, Bill Felker of Wright City; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a host of other family and friends

  • Misty Farmer

    Born: 7/22/1984

    Died: 12/12/2012

    Maiden Name: Durant

    Honorific: n/a

    Misty Ann (Durant) Farmer, 28, Atoka resident, passed away on Dec. 12, 2012, in Atoka. She was born on July 22, 1984, in Ada, to Alan and Diana Lynn (Holley) Durant. She graduated from Atoka High School and then received an associate’s degree in 2006 from the Kiamichi Technical Center. She was an LPN at Atoka Memorial Hospital and Medical Center of Southeastern Oklahoma, and was of the Baptist Faith. She enjoyed fishing, computers and babysitting.

    She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Curtis and Dorthy Holley, and Clara Holley. She is survived by her parents Alan and Diana of Atoka; stepfather Hugh Sewell of Atoka; sisters, Sabrina Durant Beaird with husband Gene, and Sarah Durant, all of Atoka; grandmother Billie Alford of Tushka; niece, Zoey Beaird of Atoka; special friend Stephen Stiles of Atoka; ex-husband, Ray Farmer of Atoka; along with many other relatives and friends.

  • Laura Fisher

    Laura Fisher

    Born: 2/11/1934

    Died: 1/1/2013

    Maiden Name: Ladd

    Honorific: n/a

    Laura Lynn (Ladd) Fisher, 78, passed away on Jan. 1, 2013, in hospice care in Little Rock, Ark. She was born on Feb. 11, 1934. She married Jack Fisher in Las Cruces, N.M., on May 28, 1950. In 1969, they started their own business, Fisher’s Body Shop. Devoted to her children, Tonya, Lisa and Jackie, Laura served as a homeroom mother and never missed a school or sporting event in which they participated. She would drive cross-country just to see her girls compete. Laura doted on her grandchildren, Calli Giles, Lars Vorpahl, Liam Vorpahl, Marcus Vorpahl, Justin Gaddy, Jack Gaddy and Jules Gaddy. She also thought the world of her nieces and nephews who are too many to name, and they felt her warmth and love. She was the glue in the family – the ultimate connector. She brought out the best in others. She always loved the people around her despite any shortcomings, weakness or limitations. She didn’t need a perfect family or perfect friends to be happy. She accepted people for them and strived to be a better person each day.

    Laura Lynn was preceded in death by her loving husband of 52 years, Jack; mother Mahala Ladd; sisters, Oleta, Nina, Onita and Charlene; brothers, George, Winfred and Johnny Claude; daughter Tonya Giles; and son-in-law, Richard Giles. She is survived by two daughters, Lisa Gaddy with husband Jay of Little Rock, and Jackie Vorpahl with husband Kai of Mills, Mass.; and brother, Elwood Ladd with wife Donna of Blanchard.

  • Pauline Fish

    Pauline Fish

    Born: 3/23/1935

    Died: 2/10/2013

    Maiden Name: Billy

    Honorific: n/a

    Pauline Fish, 77, of Hartshorne, passed away on Feb. 10, 2013, at the McAlester Regional Health Center. She was born on March 23, 1935, in Talihina, to Crawford and Angeline McIntosh Billy. She attended school in Talihina and married Frank Fish on April 28, 1973, in Durant. Pauline was a homemaker most of her life and was a member of the Assembly of God faith. She loved watching sports on TV such as the Dallas Cowboys and the OU Sooners. Pauline also enjoyed gardening and raising flowers. She also loved to listen to Choctaw hymns.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frank Fish; daughter Earlene Dowell; sister Christine Billy; and brothers, Joshua Hickman and Jerry Hickman. She is survived by her sons, Darrell Nichols with wife Tammy, Ron Nichols with wife Peggy, all of Antlers, and Bobby Nichols with wife Becky of Hartshorne; brother Dallas Seeley with wife Cynthia of Talihina; sisters, Debbie Watson with husband Eddie of McAlester, Nancy Ondersma of Phoenix, Ariz., and Georgia Ann Frazier of Talihina; precious friend and honorary family member, Kelly Billingsley; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

  • Ben Filmore Jr.

    Ben Filmore Jr.

    Born: 9/3/1949

    Died: 12/20/2012

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Ben H. Filmore Jr., 63, passed away on Dec. 20, 2012. He was born on Sept. 3, 1949, in Oklahoma City and attended Rockwood Elementary, Jackson Jr. High and graduated from Capitol Hill High School. After graduations, he attended a Masonry school to become a bricklayer. Ben laid brick on many Oklahoma City buildings, several upper floors of Southwestern Bell, the veterans hospital emergency room at OU Medical, many of the housing additions all over Oklahoma City and several churches. He then attended OSU Okmulgee. He studied electronics and worked at Terry’s Two-Way Radio and TV Repair. Towards the end of his life, he had been interested in computers and computer repair. Ben never married or had children. He was the oldest son of eight children.

    He was preceded in death by his parents Juanita Mae Cass-Filmore and Ben H. Filmore Sr.; sisters, Sheila Ameila Filmore, Margaret A. Long, and Debra Sharon Filmore; and brothers, Mark Filmore and Millard Filmore. He is survived by sisters, Priscilla M. Clark, and Carla DeCoteau; nephews, James Clark and Jamie DeCoteau; nieces, Monica M. Clark, Felicia Wells and Ciani Filmore.