Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Ray Garland

Born: 12/3/1893

Died: 6/26/1989

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Ray Garland, 95, of Stigler, dies Monday June 26, 1989, in a Ft. Smith, Arkansas hospital.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, in Mallory Chapel, with the Rev. Vernon Lawrence officiating. Burial was in Garland Cemetery under the direction of Mallory Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Bill Cook, Hershel Prentice, Larry Holley, John Fulsom, Jim Elliott and Clinton Garland.

Garland was born December 3, 1893, in Tamaha to William G. and Mary Beller Garland. He worked for years with Garland Coal and Mining Company as an accountant and later worked as county treasurer of Haskell County for several years. Garland was º Choctaw and worked with the BIA Indian Agency, retiring in 1963.

After returning to Stigler, Ray continued to work for the Housing Authority as an accountant, retiring twice from this service.

Survivors include his wife, Robbie of the home; two daughters, Dorothy M. Vaughn of Greely, CO. and Doris L. Holley of Idabel; two sons, Donald R. Garland of Stigler and Dennis O. Garland of Phoenix, AZ.; three sisters, Grace Buttrum, California, Bill Prentice and Virgie Wilson, both of Stigler; two brothers, George Garland of Sand Springs and Lester Garland, of Dallas; seven grandchildren; one step-granddaughter and one step-great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Clint and Garrett and three sisters, Lavina, Lee and Myrtle.