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  • Quincy D. Maytubbi

    Quincy D. Maytubbi

    Born: 8/9/1961

    Died: 5/13/2004

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Quincy D. Maytubbi, 42, of Broken Bow, Oklahoma, passed away May 13, 2004. He was born August 9, 1961, in Dallas, Texas.

    Quincy was a member of Clebit Baptist Church, Clebit, Oklahoma. He enjoyed leather working and arts and crafts. He loved to fish, play softball and spending time with family and friends.

    He was preceded in death by his mother, Christie Bell Lewis, and his father, John Quincy Maytubbi.

    Survivors include a special friend, Byda Maytubbi of Oklahoma City; two brothers, John Wayne Maytubbi of Idabel, Oklahoma, and Floyd Maytubbi of Tulsa, Oklahoma; three sisters, Isabelle Ludlow and Joyce Maytubbi, both of Broken Bow, and Gail Almaraz of Sulphur Springs, Texas; one uncle, Willis Maytubbi of Wright City; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

  • Jerry Don Moore

    Jerry Don Moore

    Born: 11/22/1946

    Died: 6/29/2004

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Jerry Don Moore, 57, of Boswell, Oklahoma, passed away June 29, 2004, at Wilson N. Jones Hospital, Sherman, Texas. He was born September 22, 1946, in Talihina, Oklahoma, the son of James Moore and Geneva Hampton Halcomb. He lived in the Boswell area all his life. He married Beverly Huntsman on June 22, 1973, in Sherman, Texas.

    He was preceded in death by his mother, father, and stepfather, Royce Halcomb.

    Survivors include his wife, Beverly Moore of the home; daughters and sons-in-laws, Misty and Gary Dill, Kristy and Robert Taylor and Debra Moore of Boswell; sister and brother-in-law, Delores and Ronnie Marshall of Durant; brothers and sisters-in-law, Royce and Kitty Halcomb of Boswell, Denny Halcomb of Ada, Oklahoma, and Mike and Debra Halcomb of Bokchito, Oklahoma; four grandchildren, Indyana Taylor, Landyn Taylor, Logan Dill and Benjamin Dill.

  • Frances Muskrat

    Frances Muskrat

    Born: 2/9/1932

    Died: 6/24/2004

    Maiden Name: Choate

    Honorific: n/a

    Frances Muskrat, 72, passed away June 26, 2004, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was born February 9, 1932, in Bennington, Oklahoma. She was a graduate of Southeastern University in Durant, Oklahoma, and was employed with the Bureau of Indian Affairs as a home economics teacher, education specialist and a staffing specialist. She retired in 1990. Frances was also in the Marine Corps for two years. Her hobbies included sewing and square dancing.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Rufus Choate and Mollie Brokeshoulder Choate.

    Survivors include her husband, Jake Muskrat; daughter, Karia Dawn Muskrat; son, Alan Muskrat; brothers, Andrew Choate of Finley, Oklahoma, Rufus Choate Jr. of Durant, Oklahoma, Franklin Choate of Bennington, Oklahoma, John Choate of Durant and Melvin Choate of El Cerrito, California; sisters, Ruth Choate Morgan of Purvis, Mississippi, and May Choate Varner of Blue, Oklahoma.

  • Juanita L. (Tingle) Molk

    Juanita L. (Tingle) Molk

    Born: 3/12/1916

    Died: 6/1/2004

    Maiden Name: Tingle

    Honorific: n/a

    Juanita L. Tingle Molk, 88, passed away June 1, 2004. She was born March 12, 1916, in Cade, Indian Territory, to Archie Daniel and Minnie Goode Tingle. Mrs. Molk was a lifetime member and Past Noble Grand of Fairbanks Rebekah Lodge #151. She was also a member of Fairbanks Baptist Church for over 50 years.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Molk; her parents; and brothers, A.D., William and Jack Tingle.

    Survivors include sons, Thomas J. Molk and wife, Ann, and Randy Molk; grandchildren, Molly Henson, Betty Molk and Rick Rose; great-grandson, Brayden Henson; brothers, Boyd and Kenneth Tingle; sister, Mary Atkinson, and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Juanita L. (Tingle) Molk

  • James Elijah "Jim" Meggs

    James Elijah “Jim” Meggs

    Born: 1/7/1920

    Died: 5/1/2004

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    James Elijah “Jim” Meggs, 84, passed away May 1, 2004, after a long and satisfying life. He was born January 7, 1920, in Ft. Towson, Oklahoma, to Elijah E. Meggs and Lois Marina Jane Robinson Meggs.

    James grew up in Ft. Towson until graduating from Ft. Towson High School in 1936. He went on to attend Murray Jr. College in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. In 1939 he was accepted to Oklahoma A&M (now OSU). James played baseball for the Aggies and coach Hank Iba, lettering in 1941. His studies were interrupted in 1942 when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy to defend the United States in World War II. After his tour of duty he returned to Oklahoma A&M to finish his Bachelor’s of Science as well as his Master’s in Agriculture.

    James and Marjorie Patchin were married August 1, 1942, in Washington, D.C., and to this union Pat, Jane, James Jr. and Hank were born. James enjoyed a successful career in the agriculture industry in Oklahoma. He designed the first liquid feed plant in Oklahoma and also designed a plant which makes solid supplements. He was a partner at TE Agri while he was in Amarillo, Texas, for nine years before moving to Edmond in June 1981. He was president of the Oklahoma Seedmen’s Association, Oklahoma Feed Manufacturers Association and treasurer of the OFTA for six years. In 1995, Westway Trading Co. bought TE Agri Co. and James was a consultant in sales for Westway Feed Products until he retired in November 2002 at the age of 82.

    James was a wonderful and caring man who loved his family very much. He was proud of his Choctaw heritage and loved to research his genealogy. He has been a president with the Edmond Genealogy Society as well as a lifetime member. He was also a member of the Edmond Historical Society. James was an avid OSU sports fan who loved to attend football games. He was a member of the “O”Club and the alumni association of Oklahoma State University. He loved to fish with his great-grandchildren at the lake when they would come to visit.

    Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Marjorie; his two sisters, Doris Mabry of Batesville, Alaska, and Edna Earle Meggs of Houston, Texas; daughters, Pat and her husband, Barry Nelson, of Macon, Georgia, and Jane New of Coronado, California; sons, James Meggs Jr. and wife, Becky, of Tempe, Arizona, and Hank Meggs of Las Vegas, Nevada; grandsons, Lance Nelson and wife, Jessica, Spencer Nelson and wife, Rebecca, David New, and Jeffrey New; granddaughters, Stephanie Buck and husband, Ryan, and Heather Stafford and husband, Patrick; and six great-grandchildren, twins Foley and Tarquin Armknecht, Patrick Stafford, Logan Buck, Carter Nelson and Luke Nelson.

  • Eslin Meely

    Eslin Meely

    Born: 11/11/1929

    Died: 2/13/2004

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Eslin Meely, 84, of Stratford, Oklahoma, passed away February 13, 2004, in Oklahoma City at Integris Baptist Medical Center. He was born November 11, 1929, in Garvin County, Oklahoma.

    Mr. Meely was a veteran of the Korean War. He and his wife, Geraldine, were married for 53 years. He was a member of the Arthritis Group and Dixon Chapel Presbyterian Church.

    He has six brothers, Solomon Meely, Dewitt Meely, Lincoln Meely, Gilbert Meely, Charles Meely and Bill Meely; and one sister, Lucille Meely.

    The family would like to thank everyone who helped with food, flowers or any other kindness.

  • Hannah Denise McCarty

    Hannah Denise McCarty

    Born: 8/14/1986

    Died: 7/22/2003

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Hannah Denise McCarty, 16, of Oklahoma City, entered Heaven on July 22, 2003. Her extraordinary life began August 14, 1986, when she was born at Carl Albert Indian Hospital in Ada, Oklahoma, to Jack and Pamela McCarty. Hannah attended kindergarten through 5th grade at Good Shepherd Lutheran School in Midwest City, and 6th grade at Mid-Del Christian School. She earned many academic and fine arts awards, stayed on the honor roll and always had fun. The fun times and the work accelerated when she was accepted at Classen School of Advanced Studies where she was a dance major 7th through 9th grades, and a drama major her sophomore year. She was looking forward to participating in the musical theater program in her junior year. She remained in the National Honor Society while pursuing her dance and theater dreams, not only at Classen but also at private fine arts schools.

    Hannah took dance lessons since she was four years old, and was skilled at tap (her favorite), ballet, jazz, modern and Irish dancing. She also felt that God had called her to care for little children, and planned to have a Hollywood daycare business as well as an acting career.

    Hannah and her parents are members of Church of the Harvest, where Hannah enjoyed volunteering in the children’s ministry with two and three year olds, and also served as a church greeter. Hannah had a close relationship with Jesus Christ. She often smiled and welcomed people to church when she had little strength to stand. She never complained. She never gave up. Her life was threatened many times over the years, but she stood on God’s Word, and she never stopped dancing.

    Survivors include her parents, Jack and Pam, who adore her more than words can express; grandfather Bernard McCarty; uncles Vernon, Patrick, and Steve McCarty, and Clark, Shawn, and Thane Mize; aunts Carol Spinks, Linda Robinson, Candace Dudek, and Heather Bellows; cousins Joseph McCarty, Glenda Branch, Laura, Hali and Dylan Hunter; Bethany, Ryan, Christopher, Robert, and Stephanie McCarty; Samantha, Lucas, and Zachary Mize; Blayne Cook, Amy Brewer; Sarah, Blake and Hope Bellows; Gabriel, Maya and Rowan Cook; Leah, Drew and Reese Brewer, step-grandpa Gene McFall, and step-great grandma Nettie Raleigh. Hannah will also be missed by her cat, Ariel; her doctor, Merl Simmons; and her many special best friends who were like her family.

    Hannah was preceded in death and escorted to Heaven by her cherished grandmother, Sylvia (Raleigh) Mize McFall; grandfather Riley Mize, and great grandfather Jim Raleigh. Her grandmother Margaret (Mills) McCarty followed her to Heaven on July 25, 2003. They are having quite a reunion celebration.

    Hannah’s service was held at Church of the Harvest, with Pastors Kirk Pankratz, Dan Boone, and Keith Douglas officiating. Pallbearers included Jim Spinks, Carl Dudek, David Bellows, Patrick McCarty; Clark, Shawn, and Lucas Mize; Blayne Cook, and Andy Brewer. Hannah was also represented by her childhood Pastors Charles Graves and Calvino Muse. Graveside service was led by Youth Pastor Elijah Tindall, at Rose Hill Burial Park in Oklahoma City.

    Hannah Denise McCarty

  • Sylvia (Raleigh) McFall

    Sylvia (Raleigh) McFall

    Born: 1/11/1928

    Died: 4/8/1994

    Maiden Name: Raleigh

    Honorific: n/a

    Sylvia Dean (Raleigh) Mize McFall, born in LeFlore, Oklahoma, on January 11, 1928 to Jim and Irene (McCann) Raleigh, went to Heaven on April 8, 1994 following an automobile accident in Edmond, Oklahoma.

    Sylvia grew up in Latimer and Adair Counties with brothers Jake, Paul, Jennings, and Earl Raleigh, and sisters Elizabeth Watkins, Marilyn Keith, and Bonnie Vickers. She attended Denman & Chalk Bluff Schools, and Stilwell High School.

    In 1944, Sylvia married Riley Mize, and they made their home in Tulsa until 1967 when they moved to Oklahoma City. They have eight children including five daughters, Carol Morgan Spinks, Linda Robinson, Candace Cook Dudek, Pamela McCarty, and Heather Bellows; and three sons, Clark, Shawn, and Thane Mize; five grandchildren, Blayne Cook, Amy Cook Brewer, Samantha and Lucas Mize, and Hannah McCarty; and one great-granddaughter, Leah Brewer.

    Sylvia was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church in Tulsa and Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. She often was awarded on Mother’s Day for having the most children in church. She was always an untiring Christian example.

    She was Tulsa’s Top Avon Sales Representative four consecutive years in the 1960’s. Later she managed a ladies’ clothing store in Oklahoma City and a children’s clothing store in Edmond. But she especially enjoyed caring for children in her Edmond home, including grandchildren Hannah, Samantha and Lucas, as well as Jenna and Kristin Schwarz who became like part of her family.

    In 1979, Sylvia married Harold Gene McFall. They enjoyed making their home in Edmond, where many memorable family gatherings were held, especially on holidays.

    Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents and her first husband. Her untimely departure came shortly before the marriage of her youngest daughter Heather. Sylvia is survived by her husband Gene, her beloved children and grandchildren, her siblings, her stepmother Nettie Raleigh, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless close friends.

    Sylvia’s service was held at Quail Springs Baptist Church with Pastor Charles Graves officiating. Pallbearers included her sons, Clark, Shawn, and Thane Mize, and her sons-in-law, Jim Spinks, Marvin Robinson, Carl Dudek, Jack McCarty, and David Bellows. Burial was at Rose Hill Burial Park in Oklahoma City.

    Sylvia (Raleigh) McFall Sylvia (Raleigh) McFall

  • Elmo G. Moran

    Elmo G. Moran

    Born: 5/9/1926

    Died: 12/8/1996

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Elmo G. Moran was born on September 5, 1926 and passed away on December 8, 1996.

    He was in World War II, Korean War and did two tours of Viet Nam before retiring in 1968. He was a member of the DAV, the Mid-TX Coonhunter Association and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. He was an avid fisher and hunter. He especially loved to coonhunt.

    He was born on September 5, 1926 in Ringling, Oklahoma to Elmo G. and Mary Ann (Evans) Moran. He married Juanita Young on August 6, 1957. Together they had nine children.

    He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Charles E. Moran, Sr. and sister, Evelyn Williams.

    Survivors include his wife, five daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn Moran and Tom Higgins of Austin, Texas, Mary and Charles Sykora and Brenda and Dickie Ferguson, both of Waco, Texas, Betty and Kenny Herron of Indiana and Ginny and Shane Simmons of Tyler, Texas; four sons and daughters-in-law, James and Linda Moran, Chester and Tonya Moran, Leslie and Ronda Moran all of Mexia, Andy and Susan Moran of Austin; five brothers, Alton, Ronnie, and Marvin, all of Mexia, James Moran of Jacksonville Gary Moran of Kerrville, Texas; two sisters, Joyce Redd of Arkansas and Jean Edwards of Virginia; 19 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

    Mr. Moran was a beloved father and husband and will be missed by his wife and children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

  • Josh Lee Morris

    Josh Lee Morris

    Born: 12/14/1940

    Died: 7/15/1998

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Josh Lee Morris, 57, passed away July 15, 1998. He was born December 14, 1940, at Stigler, Oklahoma, to the Rev. Nelson and Emaline Morris, who was 4/4 Choctaw.

    He attended the Goodland Indian Orphanage School and also, Jones Academy at Hartshorne, Oklahoma, and the Sequoyah High School in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. At the age of 23, he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he fought in the Vietnam War. In December 1965 he was wounded and then received an honorable discharge from the Army. He received several awards and medals while in the Army, including the Purple Heart, Vietnam Service Medal, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, 2nd Class National Defense, SVC Medal Expert Rifle H-14, and Marksmanship .45 Cal. Pistol.

    He was preceded in death by two brothers, Nelson J. Morris, Jr., and John S. Morris.

    Mr. Morris is survived by a sister, Elsie Wesley of Rattan, Oklahoma; a brother, Jacob Morris of Tulsa, Oklahoma; a half-brother, Joseph Morris; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends and neighbors.

  • Eula Mae McKee

    Eula Mae McKee

    Born: 1/22/1922

    Died: 9/24/2004

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Eula Mae McKee, 82, of Soper, Oklahoma, passed away September 26, 2004, at Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was born January 22, 1922, in Paris, Texas, the daughter of Holly and Ethel (Whitlock) Ray.

    She married Harvey McKee on April 12, 1941, in Hugo, Oklahoma. Mrs. McKee lived most of her life in this area and was a longtime member of the Soper First Baptist Church. She was the McKee family historian, tracing the family back through generations. Eula Maes favorite pastime was quilting and crocheting; she recently finished a quilt with her great-granddaughter, Mia, and it was entered in the Tulsa State Fair. Mrs. McKee was Granny to all, and known for her fantastic scratch biscuits and gravy.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harvey, in 1990; two sons, Tommy and David McKee; sister, Opal Post, and two brothers, Marshall and Melvin Ray.

    Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, George Ray and Kay McKee of Soper; daughters and son-in-law, Mary Brunet and Oletta and Robert Smith, all of Soper; daughters-in-law, Nancy McKee of Blair, Oklahoma, and Nelda McKee of Soper; brother, Frank Ray of Antlers, Oklahoma; sisters, twin Beulah Herman of Mt. Hood, Oregon, Ruth Crawley of California, Helen Jordan of Boswell, Oklahoma, Willa Mae Orta of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Mamie Bruce of Antlers; 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

  • Mary E. Mitchell

    Mary E. Mitchell

    Born: 12/23/1904

    Died: 2/7/2001

    Maiden Name: Motes

    Honorific: n/a

    Mary E. Mitchell, 96, of Allen, Oklahoma passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2001 at a local hospital. She was born December 23, 1904 in Allen, Indian Territory to John and Levina (Brown) Motes.

    She lived in the Allen area all of her life and attended Allen schools. She was em-ployed as a provider for many years.

    She married Odis Ray Mitchell on Novem-ber 21, 1921 in Scipio, Oklahoma. He pre-ceded her in death April 24, 1983.

    Mrs. Mitchell was a longtime active mem-ber of the Outreach Assembly of God Church in Allen. She was also active in volunteer work in the Allen community and sang in the Allen Community Choir for many years.

    Survivors include two daughters, Eva Frederick and Helen Sanders, both of Allen; two sons, Kenneth Mitchell and Harold Mitchell, both of Allen; a sis-ter, Esther Waller of Durant, Oklahoma; a brother, Hubert Motes of Durant; eight grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

    Mary E. Mitchell

  • Luster "Mac" McMinn

    Luster “Mac” McMinn

    Born: 11/28/1919

    Died: 8/28/2004

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Luster “Mac” McMinn passed away peacefully with his family at his side on August 28, 2004, at the Palo Alto Veterans Hospital in Palo Alto, California. Luster was born November 1, 1919, in Ozark, Arkansas, to Charles and Lillian McMinn.

    He was a man devoted to his country having served one tour of duty during World War II and two tours each during the Korean conflict and the Vietnam War. In total, Luster spent 30 years in the U.S. Navy as an aircraft mechanic, retiring in 1972 as a Senior Chief Petty Officer.

  • James Earl Miller

    James Earl Miller

    Born: 11/23/1921

    Died: 10/19/2003

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    James Earl Miller, 82, of North Platte, Nebraska, passed away October 19, 2003, in North Platte. He was born September 23, 1921, in Antlers, Oklahoma, to original enrollee Samual Fordon Miller and Grace Cornelia Barnhill Miller.

    James’ grandfather was Dr. James H. Miller, a pioneer physician, rancher, banker and merchant.

  • Glenda Perez Monticello

    Glenda Perez Monticello

    Born: 8/2/1966

    Died: 10/2/2003

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Glenda Perez Monticello, 37, of Durant, Oklahoma, passed away Thursday, October 2, 2003, at Wilson N. Jones Hospital in Sherman, Texas. She was born August 2, 1966, in Talihina, Oklahoma, to Sylvia McDaniel.

    She married Luis Monticello on March 22, 2002, in Denison, Texas. She worked in the finance department of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

    She was preceded in death by her father, Audie Cummins, Sr., and a daughter, Tashina Cathrine Denise Perez.

    Survivors include her husband of the home; mother of Denison; children, Jordan and Brandon McDaniel and Crystal and Amanda Perez, all of Durant; sisters and brothers, Sharlene Ashley, Antonio and Audie Cummins, Jr., all of Denison, and several nieces and nephews.

  • Ada (Quinton) McKee

    Ada (Quinton) McKee

    Born: n/a

    Died: 8/1/2003

    Maiden Name: Quinton

    Honorific: n/a

  • Earl S. "Mac" McMannis

    Earl S. “Mac” McMannis

    Born: 8/24/1922

    Died: 7/22/2003

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Earl S.”Mac” McMannis, 80, passed away on July 22, 2003. He was born August 24, 1922.

    He was a self-made man who retired after 30 years of service at Costal States Petrol Chemical Co. where he was known as the “green grizzle bear.”

    He was previously employed at Sinclair Refineries. He served his county in the U.S. Army. He loved the land. Staying busy during his “retirement,” he carried this love into farming and ranching.

    Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Alice Faye; son, Earl McMannis, Jr., a

  • Victor Lee McIntyre

    Victor Lee McIntyre

    Born: 12/22/1959

    Died: 8/25/2003

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Victor Lee McIntyre passed away August 25, 2003. From the day he was born, December 22, 1959, Victor was a ray of Sunshine. He was a good friend, a special son to his mother , a wonderful big brother to his sisters, and a happy “Uncle Buck” to his nieces and nephew.

    Victor finished high school in Gallup, New Mexico and received his BS degree in psychology and counseling from San Diego.

    He returned to Gallup where he served as the Victim Impact Coordinator, helping battered families in Gallup and McK

  • Juanita A. McKinney

    Juanita A. McKinney

    Born: 2/19/1919

    Died: 5/3/2005

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Juanita A. McKinney, 86, of Stigler, Oklahoma, passed away May 3, 2005, in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. She was born February 19, 1919, in Lequire, Oklahoma, to James J. and Gladys Bates McKinney.

    She grew up in Stigler where she graduated with the Class of 1937. Juanita attended Southeastern State University and in 1942 began a career with the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

    She moved to Lawrence, Kansas, to work for Haskell Institute as registrar and in 1959 returned to work for the BIA until her retirement in 1974 after 32 years of service. In 1978, she made her home in Stigler, where she loved to live. She was a member of the Stigler First Free Will Baptist Church and enjoyed doing Gods work. She was a very loving and giving person with many friends. She loved her family and will be remembered as a very special sister, aunt and friend.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Harmon W. and Billy James McKinney; and one sister, Jo Marie Harrison.

    Survivors include one brother, Jackie Ray McKinney of Chicago, Illinois; one nephew, Dennis Harrison and wife, Susan, of Sallisaw; two nieces, Jody Hall and husband, Rick, of Muldrow, Oklahoma, and Jill Caughman and husband, Lyndell, of Sallisaw; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

  • Justin Daniel McAnally

    Justin Daniel McAnally

    Born: 5/21/1921

    Died: 3/3/2003

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Justin Daniel McAnally, 81, passed away Monday, March 3, 2003 at the home of his son in Gilroy, California. He was born May 21, 1921 in Stuart, Oklahoma, the son of J.W. and Mattie (Daniels) McAnally, an original, Bobbie Green Gardner”

  • Roy Glenn "Buch" McComic

    Roy Glenn “Buch” McComic

    Born: 6/29/1922

    Died: 8/9/2002

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Roy Glenn “Buch” McComic, 80, passed away August 9, 2002 at his home in Norco, California.

  • Chad Ray Musgraves

    Chad Ray Musgraves

    Born: 12/13/1979

    Died: 7/3/2005

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Chad Ray Musgraves, 25, passed away July 3, 2005. He was born December 13, 1979, in Borger, Texas, and was a lifetime resident of Borger.

    He was a member of Bunavista Baptist Church. He graduated from Borger High School in 1999. He worked for the Tyson Pipeline Company. He married Dana Ray on March 12, 2004, in Borger.

    Survivors include his wife of the home; son, Kaden of the home; daughter, Starr of Borger; his father, Carl Musgraves and stepmother, Charlotte, of Borger; his mother, Becky Mason and stepfather, John, of Talihina, Oklahoma; grandparents, Ernie and Barbara Musgraves of Amarillo, Texas, and Henry and Alice Ott of Borger; a brother, Kevin Musgraves of Dumas, Texas.

    Chad Ray Musgraves

  • Aileen W. McKenzie

    Aileen W. McKenzie

    Born: 2/2/1913

    Died: 6/16/2005

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Aileen W. McKenzie, 92, of Hugo passed away June 16, 2005, in Hugo. She was born February 2, 1913, in Goodland to Leta E. Thorp and Joseph Alfred Crews.

    Mrs. McKenzie was a member of First Baptist Church of Hugo and a member of the VFW and American Legion. She had lived in Hugo for the last 20 years after retiring and moving back from Dallas where she had lived and worked for many years. Aileen will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

    She was preceded in death by two husbands, Frank Tucker and Leonard McKenzie; her parents, and two brothers, A.V. Crews and Cecil Thompson.

    Survivors include two brothers, Elmer D. Crews of Hugo and Oliver J. Crews of Dallas, and many nieces and nephews.

    Aileen W. McKenzie

  • Ella C. Murphy

    Ella C. Murphy

    Born: 8/28/1909

    Died: 9/5/2001

    Maiden Name: Jones

    Honorific: n/a

    Idabel resident Ella C. Murphy, 92, passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2001 at Wadley Regional Medical Center in Texarkana, Texas. She was born August 28, 1909 in Garvin, Oklahoma to Joe and Hannah Jones.

    For many years, Ella Murphy had been active in the Home Demonstration Club, the 4-H Club and the Women’s Society of Christian Service. In 1984 she retired from the Choctaw Nation. In her 20 years of service as a Community Health Representative, she helped many people and touched many lifes. Ella Murphy was a member of the Living Land Indian Methodist Church.

    Ella Murphy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, William T. Murphy; a son, Lee Murphy and three brothers.

    Survivors include her son, James Lawrence of Oklahoma City, and Percy Lawrence of Wisconsin daughters and son-in-law, Jolene Kauyedauty of Grants, New Mexico and LaHoma and Gene Crauthers of Oklahoma City; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

  • Leanora Richison Moss

    Leanora Richison Moss

    Born: 1/6/1921

    Died: 12/23/1999

    Maiden Name: Moss

    Honorific: n/a

    Leanora Richison Moss, 78, of Merced, California passed away December 23, 1999 in her home after a lengthy illness.

    Mrs. Moss was born January 6, 1921 in Savannah, Oklahoma. She attended Eufaula and Chilocco Indian schools in Oklahoma. She was a homemaker for 57 years and a resident of Merced for 26 years.

    She was the wife of the late Claud Moss. Survivors include a son, Claud Ray Moss of Merced; sisiters, Mary Frances Richison Spooner of Stockton, California and Aline Richison Bradley of Depew, Oklahoma; two granddaughters; two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

    She was of the Catholic faith and was proud of her Choctaw heritage.

  • Kevin Troy McAlpine

    Kevin Troy McAlpine

    Born: 11/28/1959

    Died: 4/22/2000

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Kevin Troy McAlpine, 40, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2000 in Norman, Oklahoma. He was born November 28, 1959 in the Talihina Indian Hospital to William Arthur McAlpine and Mary Sue Thomas McAlpine. He was the nephew of the late Minnie Voyles of Talihina.

    He was a house painter by trade, as well as a very talented astist. He loved to fish and could catch just about anything with only a line and a grasshopper. He also enjoyed playing card games, and shooting pool and dice. He had a good sense of humor and often pulled pranks on family and friends. Kevin loved children, although he never had any of his own. He had recently moved back to Oklahoma from Carmichael, California.

    He was preceded in death by his father, William Arthur McAlpine; brothers, Randy and Billy Joe McAlpine, and many other loved ones.

    Survivors include his mother, Mary Sue McAlpine of Norman; sisters, Janice Sanders of Norman and Patricia Whitney of Overland Park, Kansas; grandfather, Cecil McAlpine of McAlester, Oklahoma; grandmother, Mary S. Wadsworth of Citrus Heights, California; aunts, Jane Moody and June Cable, both of McAlester, and Lula Mattox of Sacramento, California, as well as numerous other relatives and friens.

    Kevin was of the Christian faith and was proud of his Choctaw heritage. He will be greatly missed.

  • Jesse McIntosh

    Jesse McIntosh

    Born: 10/3/1917

    Died: 4/1/2000

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Jesse McIntosh, 82, of Monroe passed away Saturday, April 1, 2000 at Beach Nursing Home. He was born October 3, 1917 in Enterprise, Oklahoma. He was the son of Goerge and Elizabeth (Ashley) McIntosh. He married Rosetta Scott in June 1037 in Oklahoma.

    Mr. McIntosh was a farmer and was last employed as a security guard for Meijer stores.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, four brothers, two sisters and three grandchildren.

    Survivors include his sons, Carl of Monroe, Jessie of Maybee, Herbert of Toledo, Ohio, Dickie of Detroit, Hershell of Tucson, Arizona and Ricky of Guam; a daughter, Eveleana McAlister of Monroe; a brother, David of Chicago, and 44 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

  • Charles Griff Murray

    Charles Griff Murray

    Born: 4/11/1931

    Died: 4/18/2000

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Charles Griff Murray, 69, of Mead, Oklahoma passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2000. He was born Saturday, April 11, 1931 to William Griff and Ruthie (Smallwood) Murray in Bennington, Oklahoma and was a lifelong resident of Bryan County. He married Rosemary Anctil June 22, 1957 in Hancock County, Mississippi.

  • Johnny Myers, Sr.

    Johnny Myers, Sr.

    Born: 5/18/1949

    Died: 3/10/2000

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Johnny Lee Myers, Sr., 50 of Ft.Towson, Oklahoma passed away Friday, March 10, 2000 at Oklahoma City. He was born May 18, 1949 at Rufe, Oklahoma to Edger and Pealine Holmes Myers. He married Donna Bear in Sawyer on May 17, 1980 and had lived most of his life in the Ft. Towson area. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Gilbert Harris Myers; and a sister, Cathy Lynn Myers.

    Survivors include his wife; a son, Johnny Lee June Bug” Myers Jr. of Ada, Oklahoma; two stepsonsm Daniel “Pete” Bear and Matthew Beau “Bo Bo” James both of Ada; a brother William E. Myers Sr. Wright City Oklahoma and one granddaughter.

  • Janice Kay McGuire

    Janice Kay McGuire

    Born: 5/28/1962

    Died: 10/2/2005

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Janice Kay McGuire, formerly of Keota, passed away October 2, 2005, in Oklahoma City. She was born May 28, 1962, in Oklahoma City to Harold Gene McGuire Sr. and Beatrice Marie Bonaparte Roy.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Patricia Hadley; and a nephew, Brian Pham Sr.

    Survivors include her grandmother, Maxine Brammer of Keota; nine children, Mitchell Dao and wife, Jennifer, Michelle Dao, Randi Johnson, Kristie McGuire, Jennifer McGuire, Tara McGuire, Nicole Edwards, Manuela Edwards, and Christen Arriaga; two brothers, Harold McGuire Jr. of Keota and Charles McGuire of Oklahoma City; one sister, Sherry Beeler and husband, Calvin, of Stigler; four grandchildren, Daija Dao, Miyana Lusk, Josea Fierro and new baby, Dao; special friend, Mia Phong of Oklahoma City; numerous friends and relatives.

    Janice Kay McGuire

  • Betty Joe Emmert Moline

    Betty Joe Emmert Moline

    Born: 9/1/1922

    Died: 10/7/2005

    Maiden Name: Emmert

    Honorific: n/a

    Betty Jo Emmert Moline, 83, passed away October 7, 2005, in Houston, Texas. She was born September 1, 1922, in Tuskahoma to Bob Emmert and Bertha Bryant.

    Betty was a flight attendant with TWA before she married Byron Moline in 1945. They had an interesting and exciting life, living in North Texas, New Mexico and Argentina before moving to Houston in 1961. Betty retired from the Texas Department of Transportation in 1981.

    She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Byron Moline.

    Survivors include one daughter, Shirley Sheffield; one son, Michael Moline, and one grandson, Stephen Sheffield, all of Houston; four brothers, Jack Emmert of Joshua, Texas, Bob Emmert, John Emmert and Mark Emmert, all of Talihina; two sisters, Frances Purifory of Oklahoma City, and Patti Atwood of Hodgen.

  • Donald Wesley Morris

    Donald Wesley Morris

    Born: 3/23/1935

    Died: 11/6/2005

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Donald Wesley Morris, 70, of Stigler passed away November 6, 2005, in Stigler. He was born March 23, 1935, to John and Rose Wallen Morris in Eureka Community of Haskell County.

    Survivors include his wife, Jean, of the home; four daughters, Julie Roberts of Corning, California, Jocolyn Morris of Stigler, Jennifer Joyce Stone of Oregon and Janine Morris of Muldrow; one son, Joe Taylor of Purcell; two brothers, Julius Morris of Stigler and Edmond Morris of Heavener; 18 grandchildren, Kevin, Andy, Bettijean, Roy, Cale, Joshua, Noel, Elizabeth, Felisha, Joshua, Jeramie, Andrea, Amy, Alex, Jeffery, Anna, Mia, and Jessica; and 14 great-grandchildren.

  • Howard Randolph "Randy" Martin

    Howard Randolph “Randy” Martin

    Born: 11/28/1983

    Died: 10/28/2005

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Randy Martin passed away October 28, 2005. He was born November 28, 1983, to Randy and Theresa Martin. He was such a proud brother when his sister, Amber, was born two years later. They grew as friends, nearly inseparable. He always cared for and looked out for her. He was active in sports, 4-H, band, football and wrestling.

    Randy worked part-time and summer for Central Arizona Raceway and Serita Aerial beginning about age 12. He graduated from school a year early and on the very next Monday began working full-time and had worked every day since.

    He met his soul mate, Yvette, while still in high school and they began life together. They purchased their first home before his 18th birthday, although he had to wait to finalize the paperwork until he turned 18 because a man doesnt have his parents co-sign his first home.

    He worked at Tempe Mechanical, Stigler Welding, Big O Tires and Goldman Dairy before he moved into partnership with his current employer. He left for work most mornings before 4 a.m., returning home most nights after 8 p.m. He had a very physical job and a long drive. He always said, My Dad worked hard and sacrificed so that we could have a better life than he had, and now it’s my turn. Within 10 years he would have owned the company outright so his job was important to him for their future.

    On October 3, his beautiful daughter, Dominique, was born. Randy took off work as long as he could but a man has to do what a man has to do. During the day he worked, he made the long drive home each night to bathe and take care of his dogs (which he loved and spoiled like his children) and would drive back to the valley to spend the night on a cot so he could be with his wife and baby.Randy and his wife and family would have never had to worry for lack of anything.

    He was taken from us too soon. In the end, he gave the ultimate sacrifice for his family … his life, taken by an intruder in his home.

    Survivors include his family, Yvette and Dominique, of the home; mother, Theresa Louise Ritch Martin of Stigler; father, Howard Randy Martin of San Manuel, Arizona; grandfather, Otis Doyle Ritch of Dallas; and great-grandfather, Louise Johnson Ritch Lafave of Stigler.

  • Henry Moore

    Henry Moore

    Born: 8/20/1923

    Died: 11/15/2005

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Henry Moore passed away November 15, 2005, in McAlester, Oklahoma. He was born August 20, 1923, in Canadian, Oklahoma, the son of Albert Moore and Bessie Cartlidge Moore.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Faye Marie Mouser Moore on July 9, 2004; son, Jerry Rose; and brothers, Arlin Moore, Albert Byington and James Byington.

    Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Maria and David Smith of Weatherford, Texas, Carolyn and Otis Pugh of Clayton, Sharon and Jackie Jewell of Crowder, Annie Garman of Krebs, and Mary and Isaiah Wesley of McAlester; sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Terri Garman of Heavener and Harold Garman of McAlester; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Rose and Jim Moore of Chicago, Illinois, Ella Byington of McAlester; and Billie and Dennis Huddleston and Loraine Rose, all of Talihina; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friends, Dr. Tom Bonin of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Lisa Marlow of Talihina and Johnnie Sue Kemp and Larry and Carol Bishop, all of McAlester.

  • Sealin Carterby Carney Marri

    Sealin Carterby Carney Marri

    Born: 6/24/1935

    Died: 3/15/2000

    Maiden Name: Carterby

    Honorific: n/a

    Sealin Carterby Carney Marris, 64, of Ardmore, Oklahoma passed away March 15, 2000. A full-blooded Choctaw, she was born to Jacob and Edna Carterby on June 24, 1935 in Bethal, Oklahoma. She attended Chilocco, graduating in 1955. She lived in California for several years and married Virgil Carney in 1958. She returned to Ardmore in 1973 where she worked at Carter Seminary for several years and various other jobs including being s foster grandparent for the Chickasaw Nation Head Start.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Julies Carterby, and two sisters, Minnie Dwight and Susan Tom.

    Survivors include one son, Daniel W. Carney of Ardmore; three daughters, Dana Carney and Donna Carney Taylor, both of Ardmore, and Debra Carney of Russell, Kansas; sisters, Myrtle Strait of Whittier, California, and her twin Cealis Carterby of Ardmore; eight grandchildren, Erica Carney, Darnell Taylor, Matt Taylor, Rein Taylor, Ethan Taylor and Zachary Reed all of Ardmore, and Garrett Carney and Desiree Parker both of Russell; two great-grandchildren, Elijah Walls and Britney Carney, both of Ardmore.

  • Benjamin Harrison Melton

    Benjamin Harrison Melton

    Born: 11/2/1930

    Died: 11/20/1999

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Benjain Harrison Melton, 69, of Talihina, Oklahoma was born November 2, 1930 to Lymon and Etta Mae McCoy Melton in Lenox, Oklahoma. He passed away November 20, 1999 at the Choctaw Nation Health Care Center in Talihina, Oklahoma.

    He was a member of Good Springs United Methodist Church of Lenox. He married Dorothy Mae Johnico on November 22, 1952.

    Mr. Melton was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Gerald L. Melton; one bother, Larry Melton and two sisters, Francis J. Mings and Susie A. Bohanon.

    Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, of the home; five sons, Ben Melton, Jr. and Michael Melton, both of Talihina, Lymon R. Melton of Braggs, Oklahoma, Melvin G. Melton of Heavener, Oklahona and Jason Melton of Clewiston, Florida; four daughters, Brenda K. Melton, Louise Vanriette and Annette Smith, all of Muskogee, Oklahoma, and Lynnidean King of Talihina; three brothers, James Melton, Willis Melton and Johnny Melton, all of Talihina; four sisters, Siney Noah of Pickens, Oklahoma, Ada Edwards of Keyes, California, Shirley James of Red Oak, Oklahoma and Christine Meashintubby of Talihina; 22 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and host of nephews, nieces, friends,and loved ones.

  • Vernon Leon Moore

    Vernon Leon Moore

    Born: 5/13/1941

    Died: 10/10/1999

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Vernon Leon Moore was born May 13, 1941 in Talihina, Oklahoma and passed away in Meridian, Mississippi on October 10, 1999. He resided in Richland, Mississippi for the last five years. He was a utilities salesman for Blossman Gas and in his spare time participated in pool tournaments.

    He was preceded in death by his father, Joe Moore; a son, Tracy Leon Moore, and two brothers, Donald Moore and Jimmy Moore.

    He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Moore of Richland and his daughter and son-in-law, Tami and John Stroh of Boise, Idaho; stepdaughter, Debra Jackson, and husband, Roger, and stepson, Herb Kruggel and wife, Lisa, all of Richland, and stepdaughter, Kristina Ruiz, and husband, Fidel, of Ridgecrest, California; grandchildren, Cody and Shania Stroh of Boise,Idaho, Heather Riley.

  • Wanda LaVonne Wall Morrow

    Wanda LaVonne Wall Morrow

    Born: 7/8/1924

    Died: 9/28/2005

    Maiden Name: Wall

    Honorific: n/a

    Wanda LaVonne Wall Morrow, 81, passed away September 28, 2005, at her residence. She was born July 8, 1924, in Enterprise, Oklahoma, to Green McCurtain Wall and Buena Agnes Oliver Wall.

    After living in California for many years, she moved to Mansfield, Arkansas, in 1983 where she worked at the Dixie Belle Cafe.

    She was preceded in death by her brother, Thomas Jasper Wall.

  • Nellie Viola Beaver Milam

    Nellie Viola Beaver Milam

    Born: 2/8/1898

    Died: 4/3/1999

    Maiden Name: Beaver

    Honorific: n/a

    Nellie Viola Beaver Milam passed away April 3, 1999, at the age of 101. She was born February 8, 1898, near Keller, Indian Territory.

    Myrtle Azalea Beaver Lovin passed away February 2, 2006, at the age of 106. She was born September 30, 1899, near Wapanucka, Indian Territory.

    They were the last of their generation.

    Family and friends came from far and near to celebrate their 100th birthdays and each birthday thereafter. Five generations were present at Nellie’s 100th birthday celebration on February 8, 1998.

    Nellie and Myrtle were the two oldest daughters of Gertrude Izora Howard and Calvin Seldon Beaver. Their grandparents were Caroline Ford and Thomas Jefferson Howard and Lydia and Amos Beaver.

    Gertrude and Calvin Beaver had ten children; six of whom were original enrollees before Indian Territory became Oklahoma in 1907. Their children were Clarence, Nellie, Myrtle, Hazel, Claude, Herbert, Grace, T.J., Lonnie and Lois, who died at birth.

    They traversed the territory in a covered wagon seeking the ideal place to settle and raise their family. They established their home on Herbert’s allotment near Claypool, between Ringling and Waurika. It became the Old Home Place, where their last four children and several grandchildren were born.

    On February 7, 1915, Nellie married Jacob Wesley Funkhouser. They were the parents of three.

    Nellie Viola Beaver Milam

  • Velma Myers

    Velma Myers

    Born: 3/21/1943

    Died: 7/2/2006

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Velma Myers, 63, of Hugo passed away July 2, 2006, at Hugo. She was born March 21, 1943, in Hugo, the daughter of James Lee Couch and Mandy Angeline Fox Couch and had lived in Hugo since 1974.

    She married Leroy Myers on November 14, 1959, in Paris, Texas. A homemaker, Velma enjoyed flowers and liked to quilt and embroider. She really loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Donald Ray Myers on March 29, 1970; three grandchildren, Amy Anderson, Christopher Obert and Heather Obert; and two brothers, Gatus Couch and James Couch.

    Survivors include her husband; five sons, James Myers of Rosamond, California, Mike Myers of Wills Point, Texas, Terry Myers of Wills Point, Texas.

    Velma Myers

  • Curtis D. McGee

    Curtis D. McGee

    Born: 5/19/1959

    Died: 10/27/2006

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Curtis D. McGee, 47, of Lawton passed away October 27, 2006, at an Oklahoma City hospital. He was born May 19, 1959, in Duncan to Richard and Jeannie McGee.

    Curtis graduated from Duncan High School in 1977 and from Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, in 1981. He was a member of Parkview Baptist Church, Duncan. He was a mental health technician at Parker Point Group Home, Lawton.

    His father preceded him in death.

    Survivors include a daughter, Amanda Sue McGee and companion Dylan Ballard of Moore; his mother of Marlow; former wife and best friend, Julie McGee of Lawton; a brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Pam Shelton of Yukon; an aunt, Linda Proveence of Edmond; four nephews; three nieces, and several cousins.

  • Viola S. Melton

    Viola S. Melton

    Born: 7/19/1914

    Died: 12/1/2006

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Viola S. Melton, 92, of Eufaula passed away on December 1, 2006, at the Wellington Hills Nursing Home. She was born on July 19, 1914, in Smithville to Jerry and Rosie Nell Mayabee Samuel.

    Viola married Chester Melton in 1941 in Oklahoma. She loved being a housewife and mother. She was an outdoor person who loved fishing, making a garden, raising children, and picking up stray dogs. We could not pass a lost dog without picking it up and bringing it home. She was great at cooking chicken, the Colonel had nothing on her. She was a great mother and friend who will be missed so very much.

    She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; four brothers, Wesley, Albert, Gilbert and Jerry Samuels; and one sister, Flora Lee Adams.

    Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Louise Melton of Eufaula; one sister, Kathryn Thorpe of Hugo; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

  • Virginia Evelyn Moore

    Virginia Evelyn Moore

    Born: 12/24/1922

    Died: 2/4/2007

    Maiden Name: Ward

    Honorific: n/a

    Virginia Evelyn Moore, 84, of Pittsburg, Oklahoma, passed away February 4, 2007, at McAlester Regional Health Center. She was born December 24, 1922, in Blanco, Oklahoma, to Cornelius E. and Mary Jane Goodwin Ward.

    She attended school at Wheelock and later attended school in Smithville. During World War II, she and her sisters moved to California where she worked as a welder in the ship yards, building battleships for the war. Virginia married Walter L. Moore on July 13, 1955, in Tucumcari, New Mexico. She later moved back to Pittsburg where she lived most of her life. Virginia enjoyed watching her children play sports during their school years and later spending time with her family around the television while her favorite team, the Oklahoma Sooners, played ball. She was a longtime member of the Pittsburg Baptist Church.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Charles Ross Spear; and two sisters, Ruth Burnett and Dorcy Wren.

    Survivors include her husband of the home; her children and their spouses, Wanda Akins of Dallas, Texas, Wayne and Pat Akins of El Reno, Harold and Helen Akins of Ardmore, Carol and Jimmy Rice of Pittsburg, Joyce and Cecil Church of Kiowa. Doug Spear of Ardmore, Ron Spear of Dallas, Nancy and Mike Hailey of Shawnee and Stan Moore of Pittsburg; 17 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ruby Anderson of Tuskahoma.

    Virginia Evelyn Moore

  • James Robert Manley

    James Robert Manley

    Born: 3/3/1934

    Died: 11/23/2006

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    James Robert Manley, 72, passed away on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2006, in Alhambra, California. He was born March 3, 1934, the son of Curtis V. Manley and Olive Sweetie F. Pugh Manley.

    His parents preceded him in death.

    James’ maternal grandmother, Ada Wilson Pugh, was an original enrollee of the Choctaw Nation. She was the midwife in the Big Cedar community at the time of James’ premature birth. His palm-size body was placed in a makeshift incubator by using a shoebox on the open door of the oven. He was said to be the size of a robin, thus his nickname of Robin which stuck all the rest of his life.

    James had a servant’s heart. All his life he spent his days thinking of other people. His last years were spent serving Alhambra Calvary Chapel in many areas but was especially pleased to lead the homeless ministry. Each week he collected groceries, assembled sandwiches and then distributed sack lunches to the homeless.

    Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Sylvia Gomez Manley; two children, James Robert Manley Jr. and Marilee Michelle Manley; four grandchildren; a brother, Curtis V. Manley of Wilburton; and numerous extended family members.

    James Robert Manley

  • Donna Lee Mintz

    Donna Lee Mintz

    Born: 3/24/1950

    Died: 6/21/1999

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Donna Lee Mintz, 49, of Los Osos, California was born March 24, 1950. She passed away June 21, 1999.

    Donna had received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and had lived in the beach city of Los Osos since December 1984.

    She was a gourmet cook and everyone had a favorite kind of meal she would cook. She never turned anyone who was hungry or needed any kind of help. She was the most forgiving person anyone has known.

  • Ray O. Moran

    Ray O. Moran

    Born: 1/6/1918

    Died: 1/23/1997

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Ray O. Moran, age 79, of Coleman, Oklahoma, passed away on January 23, 1997 in Durant, Oklahoma.

    He was born on January 6, 1918 in Coleman and lived there his entire life. He married Willie Lee Jackson in Billings, Montana on August 12, 1944. He was the son of M. Liffie and Margie A. Moran.

    He was a retired rancher and farmer, a lifetime Certified High School Teacher of Johnston County School system, retired elementary school principal of Coleman, Party Chief - Seismographic Unit - Atlantic Richfield Co. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1940 from the Oklahoma State Teachers College (SOSU). He was instrumental in the development of the Coleman Water System and Coleman Community Center. He was often called by the honorary title of Mr. Mayor. Ray always enjoyed a lively discussion with friends and family. He enjoyed teaching, singing and farming. He is loved by his family friends, students and community members.

    He was a member of the Masonic Lodge # 200 in Wapanucka, BPOE Elks Lodge of Durant, Johnston County Historical Society, Johnston County Chamber of Commerce and the Church of Christ Coleman and the Oklahoma State Teachers Association.

    He was preceded in death by his parents and a bother, Pat Moran.

    Survivors include his wife, Willie Lee Moran of Coleman, Oklahoma; a son, Ray O Moran Jr, of Wichita, Kansas; two daughters, Donna G Moran of Coleman and Margie L Lanning of Midland, Texas; two sisters, Camilla Pevereto of Beaumont Texas and Laine McLaughlin of Coleman; eleven grandchildren, Shelly Carpenter, William Carpenter, Chris Lanning, Jeff Lanning, Sarah Lanning, Tessa Lanning, Kenneth Moran, Jody Moran, Jaime Moran, Kathy Moran and Jarred Moran and three great-grandchildren, Dayton Balderston, Magdelina Baca and Drake Carpenter.

  • Helen Moore

    Helen Moore

    Born: 10/27/1919

    Died: 2/15/1997

    Maiden Name: Thompson

    Honorific: n/a

    Hellen Grace Ha-yipAtonkla Thompson Moore died on February 15, 1997 in Auburn, California. She was 77 years old.

    She was born on October 27, 1919 in Spencerville, Oklahoma. Helen was employed by the Bank of America in Paradise and West Sacramento, California for 20 years. She was a member of the Colfax Seventh Day Adventist Church and also enjoyed gardening and horseback riding.

    She was preceded in death by a sister, Eula Greer Thompson and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joel J. Thompson of Idabel. Joel was æ Mississippi Choctaw.

    She is survived by her husband, Carroll of Colfas; two daughters Sue Thompson of Marysville, California and Sheila Lopez of Auburn, California; one son, Kenneth of SantaFe, New Mexico; three sisters, Irene Whiten and Angie Hazelwood of Idabel and Callie Little of Mt. Vernon, Texas; one brother, Joel J. Thompson of Waco, Texas; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews

  • Maxine Nale Morse

    Maxine Nale Morse

    Born: 8/16/1921

    Died: 8/29/2007

    Maiden Name: Nale

    Honorific: n/a

    Maxine Nale Morse, 86, passed away on August 29, 2007. She was born on August 16, 1921, to Joseph and Minnie Nale at Indianola.

    She attended the local Nale school which was named for her grandmother who donated the land it was built on. She completed her early education at McAlester High School and then went on to Oklahoma A&M College at Stillwater. She graduated in 1944 with a degree in education and found employment at the Fort Defiance Indian School, Fort Defiance, Arizona. After she completed her contract, she returned to Oklahoma A&M College to obtain her Master’s degree in Education and graduated in 1949. While at college, she met fellow student, Larry Morse, and they married in May 1950. After she graduated, Central State University at Edmond employed her in their Teacher Demonstration School. She taught there for three years, taught briefly in the Oklahoma City School system.

  • Joel Burrell McGuire

    Joel Burrell McGuire

    Born: 1/16/1904

    Died: 4/27/1997

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Joel Burrell McGuire, of Paul’s Valley, Oklahoma, was born on January 16, 1904 in Utica, Indian Territory to Emery Ottie and Carrie Whittle McGuire and passed away on April 27, 1997 in Oklahoma City at the age of 93 years. He was an original enrollee of the Choctaw Nation.

    J.B. grew up and attended school in Joy, Oklahoma. He worked as a baker for the Sulphur School for the Deaf prior to moving to California in 1941.he moved back to Paul’s Valley in 1985.

    He enjoyed dominoes, checkers and was an avid baseball fan. His favorite teams were the L.A. Dodgers and the San Diego Padres. J.B. was a very kind and good-hearted man.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Imie in 1993; one son, Burl Gene McGuire; one daughter, Betty J Mogenson; three brothers, Emery Willis, John Lewis and Taft Theodore and two sisters, Isie May Hines and Delta Ada McGuire.

    Survivors include his two sons, Bobby Lee McGuire and his wife, Marcia of Montclair, California and Jimmy Dale McGuire and his wife, Susan of Palm Springs, California; one sister, Thelma Grace Russell of Sulphur, Oklahoma; eleven grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews

  • Homer Gene Meador

    Homer Gene Meador

    Born: 11/29/1944

    Died: 6/13/1997

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Homer Gene Meador, age 52, on Norman, Oklahoma died June 13, 1997 in Norman.

    Mr. Meador was born on November 29, 1944 in Oklahoma City to Homer Audie and Margaret Dura Rowe Meador. He graduated from Wynnewood High School in Wynnewood, Oklahoma in 1963 and from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma in 1971. On July 30, 1971 he married Sally Jean Webster in Ada. They moved to Norman from Oklahoma City in January of 1972. In august of 1972 he went to work for the University of Oklahoma where he was currently working.

    He was an avid fisherman and semi- pro-photographer. He also loved rock collecting and Indian artifacts.

    He was preceded in death by his father, Homer in 1947.

    Mr. Meador was survived by his wife, Jean of the home; mother, Margaret Meador of Davis, Oklahoma; two brothers, Bobby James Meador, Sr. of Wynnewood, and Byron Rowe Meador of Ravia, Oklahoma and many nieces and nephews.

  • Michael David Murphy

    Michael David Murphy

    Born: 3/6/1966

    Died: 4/27/1997

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Michael David Murphy was born March 6, 1966 in Tulsa Oklahoma. He went to be with the lord on Sunday April 27, 1997 after an accident.

    Michael David was the great-grandson of the late Nettie E. Free Darrough, and original enrollee of the Choctaw Nation.

    He was a senior medical technology student at Oklahoma State University, serving his internship at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa.

    He was due to graduate on May 10, 1997. Upon graduation he was planning on attending medical school. His Bachelor of Science Degree in Medical Technology was granted on May 10, 1997 at on OSU graduation in a very moving ceremony. A memorial tree was planted at the university in Michael’s honor on May 9, 1997 in a ceremony attended by faculty, fellow students, friends and family.

    Michael was a caring, compassionate person willing to help anyone, not just those he knew. His death is a loss for all. The world has lost a remarkable man, who would have become an exemplary doctor and we have lost a very special friend and loved one who brought us such joy.

    Loved by so many, his smile will be forever in our hearts and he will be missed more than words can say.

    Michael was preceded in death by his mother, Linda Joann and infant daughter, Jodee Mikael.

    He is survived by his father, George Ronald of Coweta, Oklahoma; sister, Rona Murphy of Mounds, Oklahoma, grandfather, Dave Darrough of Tulsa; and many aunt, uncles, cousins, friends, and Scottie Georgie.

  • Jack R. Miller

    Jack R. Miller

    Born: 11/29/1922

    Died: 8/22/1995

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Jack R. Miller passed away in Denver, Colorado on August 22, 1995.

    He was born on November 29, 1922.

    He is survived by his wife, Belle; two brothers, Joe and James; a sister, Theda Babcock of Arkansas City, Kansas; and three daughters, Theda Jacqueline and Breand.

    Jack, being Indian was on occasion insulted but Jack being Jack, quiet and reserved, just passed it off.

  • Joseph Meashintubby

    Joseph Meashintubby

    Born: 11/6/1932

    Died: 8/16/1997

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Joseph Meashintubby age 64, of Honobia, Oklahoma was born November 6, 1932 in Honobia to Abro and Lindsey Wallace Meashintubby. He passed way August 16, 1997 at Konawa, Oklahoma. He was a Lay Minister and a member of the Rock Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Honobia.

    He is preceded in death by his wife, Lena in 195 and a daughter, Joyce Ann Meashintubby.

    He was survived by three daughters, Glenda Carpitcher of Konawa, Jasmine Sky Meashintubby of Bethel Oklahoma, and Vicky McCullough of Ada, Oklahoma; seven sons, Robert Meashintubby of Joplin, Missouri, Douglas Meashintubby of Ada, Kenneth Meashintubby of Enid, Oklahoma, Matthew Meashintubby of Calvin Oklahoma, Jimmy Meashintubby, both of Dallas Texas; nine step-children, 13 grandchildren and numerous friends and loved ones.

  • John S. Morris

    John S. Morris

    Born: 4/10/1936

    Died: 11/10/1997

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    MThe Rev. John S. Morris former Ponca City resident passed away November 10, 1997 in Taos, New Mexico at the age of 61. He was born in Stigler, Oklahoma on April 10, 1936.

    HE was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was married to Claudette Mary Moore on June 12, 1956 in Enid Oklahoma and the couple made their first home in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. They had traveled the United States and Canada as evangelists. The family moved to the Red Rock Oklahoma area in the early 1970s. The Rev. Morris had served the Lord for many years before going home.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Claudette Mary Moore Morris on April 23, 1996; and two sons, John S. Morris Jr, and David James Morris.

    Survivors include two sons, Thomas John Morris of Red Rock and Michael Lynn Morris and his wife, Jonelle of Taos, new Mexico; two daughters, Susan M. Ahdokobo and her husband Dale of Gotebo, Oklahoma and Anna M. Helt and her husband, John of Red Rock; one sister Elsie Wesley of Sobol, Oklahoma; three brothers, Jacob Morris of Tulsa Oklahoma, Josh Morris and Joseph Morris both of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and many friends.

  • Kenneth Norman Manning Sr.

    Kenneth Norman Manning Sr.

    Born: 2/9/1922

    Died: 8/20/2007

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Kenneth Norman Manning Sr., 85, of Norman, passed away August 20, 2007. He was born February 9, 1922, in Durant to Charley Harrison Manning and Amy Bryant.

    They lived on his mother’s Choctaw allotment land at Bryant. The town was named for Kenneth’s grandfather. Kenneth attended Wayne High School where he met his one and only darling, Wilma Jean Crouch. They were married December 20, 1941, in Purcell.

    The couple farmed at Bryant and Kenneth helped build aircraft hangars at the Naval Center in Norman before enlisting in the U.S. Army in November 1942. Kenneth was trained in reconnaissance and forward observation. He became a member of the 419th armored field artillery battalion of the Tiger division which was the first of General Patton’s divisions to enter Germany. As a part of Patton’s Third Army he was involved in several combat campaigns and following the Battle of the Bulge in 1944, he was awarded the Bronze Star for heroic achievement on December 21, 1944, in Luxembourg. The citation says, His courage, determination and outstanding performance of duty under fire reflect great credit upon himself, his organization, and the military forces. He was also awarded the European Campaign Ribbon and the Good Conduct Medal.

    Kenneth worked in civil service at Tinker Air Force Base on air transportation. He retired in 1975 after 28 years of federal service.

    He was a member of the Church of Christ and had served as chaplain for the American Legion and was a member of the Disabled American Veterans. He and Jean enjoyed traveling in their RV. They loved to square dance which they described as friendship set to music with the Norman Buckaroos and Silver Spur Clubs.

    Survivors include his sister, Janie Wilson; daughter, Letitia Manning; daughter-in-law, Cleo Manning; son-in-law, Chuck Daignault; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, three nieces and one nephew.

    Kenneth Norman Manning Sr.

  • Susan McCarty

    Susan McCarty

    Born: 7/21/1975

    Died: 11/16/2007

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Susan McCarty, 32, of Atoka passed away November 16, 2007, at Atoka Memorial Hospital. She was born July 21, 1975, in Woodard to Larry Dean Adams and Marjie Coleen Airington.

    She was married to Frank Edward McCarty on January 23, 2003, in Denison, Texas. She was employed by Medcore Home Health as a certified nursing aide and performed secretarial duties. She was affiliated with Grace Hill Baptist Church, Stringtown.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Robert Eugene Douglas; sister, Cynthia Ann Douglas; and grandparents, Clarence and Agnes Airington.

    Survivors include her husband of the home; nephew, Britt Douglas of Durant; nieces, Makayla Douglas and Ashlyn Douglas, both of Durant; sister-in-law, Stacey Douglas of Durant; mother- and father-in-law, Tom and Earlene Taylor of Olney; an aunt, Carolyn Bates of Durant; uncles, James Garland Airington and wife Patsy of Durant, Johnny Airington and wife Wilma and Bobby Airington and wife Rita, all of Woodward; several other nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and a host of friends; and a special friend, Tammy Woodson.

  • Shirley J. Miller

    Shirley J. Miller

    Born: 11/19/1936

    Died: 11/19/2007

    Maiden Name: Cleveland

    Honorific: n/a

    Shirley J. Miller, 71, of Durant passed away November 19, 2007, in Durant. She was born November 19, 1936, in Bennington to Claude and Mildred Beames Cleveland.

    Shirley attended and graduated from Capital Hill High School in Oklahoma City and later moved to Houston, Texas, where she worked for Curtis Industries until her retirement. While in Houston she was very active in the Methodist Church and choir. In 1996, she moved back to Bryan County. She was very involved in the Choctaw Nation and loved to participate in all of the Choctaw activities. Shirley will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Buzzy Cleveland; a nephew, Cory Cleveland; and a niece, Diana Lynn Cleveland.

    Survivors include her daughters, Lyndy Riley and husband Charles of Coleman and Micah Knight of Durant; grandchildren, Amanda El-Kurd and husband Tayseir of Euliss, Texas, Derrick Knight of Round Rock, Texas, and John Riley and wife Tara of Coleman; great-grandchild Reagan Riley of Coleman; brothers, Jerry Cleveland and wife Jackie of Tennessee Colony, Texas, and Bobby Cleveland and wife Barbara of Lexington; sister, Mildred Cleveland of Oklahoma City; and numerous other relatives and a host of friends.

  • Mildred Nail Miller

    Mildred Nail Miller

    Born: 11/29/1906

    Died: 11/24/2007

    Maiden Name: Nail

    Honorific: n/a

    Mildred Nail Miller passed away November 24, 2007, after a long and productive life. She was born November 29, 1906, in Caddo to Jennie Lynn and Ishtoyopi Nail.

    She married Stephen D. Miller on June 25, 1932. They had one daughter, Marilynn Miller Roskelley. Stephen passed away May 21, 1971.

    Mildred was very proud of her Choctaw Indian heritage. She adored her grandfather, Joel Henry Nail, who owned considerable property around Nail’s Crossing (Indian Territory on Blue River), and was a lawyer, a rancher, and owned thoroughbred racehorses. He built a bridge across Blue River for the Overland Trail. Mildred also loved her maternal grandmother, Mary Armstrong Lynn, who raised her after she and her two sisters were orphaned by the death of their parents at age 5.

    Mildred was educated at Goodland, Wheelock Academy, and Oklahoma Presbyterian College. She earned a B.A. from Southeastern State University, a master’s degree in education from the University of Oklahoma, and only lacked a thesis to have earned a Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma.

    Mildred was a very dedicated teacher and educator, and taught for 39 years, 30 of which were spent at Robert E. Lee Elementary School in Durant. She loved her students and was determined that all would learn!

    As a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church, Mildred had the distinction of being the oldest member for the last few years. She was also a member of Ohoyohoma Club, Delta Kappa Gamma, Kappa Delta Pi, Oklahoma Education Association, and the American Association of University Women.

    Mildred enjoyed teaching, reading, music, cooking, walking, swimming, traveling, crocheting, and needlepointing, but most of all, she enjoyed her life with Steve and Marilynn, and her adored grandchildren, Amy and Mark Roskelley. She was also a great Oklahoma Sooners and Dallas Cowboys football fan.

    Mildred is survived by her daughter, Marilynn Roskelley of Salt Lake City, Utah, and her grandchildren, Mark Roskelley of San Francisco and Amy Andrus of Salt Lake City. They have always affectionately called her Nene and she was very influential in their lives. She is also survived by three great-grandchildren, James Erik Andrus, Carolina Bailey Andrus and Ava Camille Andrus.

  • Lola Louise Melton

    Lola Louise Melton

    Born: 11/25/1945

    Died: 1/20/1998

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Lola Louise Melton age 52 of Ft Smith Arkansas formerly of Stigler Oklahoma passed away on January 20, 1998 in Ft. Smith.

    She was born on November 25 1945 to Preston and Alice (LeFlore) Franklin in McCurtain. She was a homemaker and a member of the Christian faith.

    She is survived by a special friends, Barry Blaylock; one daughter, Johnnie Louise Melton; one step-daughter, Samantha Melton; one so Rodney Wayne Melton; two step-sons Emerson Melton, Little John Melton; two sisters, Juanita Stephens and Mary Garcia; two brothers Danny Joe Garcia and Boyd Duane Garcia and several grandchildren.

  • Earlyne Mosier

    Earlyne Mosier

    Born: 6/20/1918

    Died: 12/29/1997

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Earlyne Mosier age 79 of Garfield, Arkansas passed away on December 29, 1997 in Rogers. She was born on June 20, 1918 in Arthur Oklahoma to Earl Ashbey and Moma Little Frensley.

    She was a graduate of Oklahoma College for Women where she majored in Physical Education and minored in Biology. She taught at Oklahoma School for the Blind in Muskogee Oklahoma for two years. She moved to the area in 1978 from Duncan Oklahoma. She was a homemaker and a member of Garfield First Baptist Church Meadowbrook Home Extension Club the Gideon Auxiliary and the Christian Womens Club.

    Survivors include her husband, Ed Mosier of the home; two sons, John Edd Mosier of Scottsdale Arizona and Lynn E Mosier of Garfield; two daughters, June Mosier Chambliss of Duncan and Fran E Vestal of Wylie Texas; twin sister, Moryne Craythorne of Suncan; one brother R.W. Frensley of Wichita, Kansas; ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

  • William Robert Merrell

    William Robert Merrell

    Born: 4/26/1924

    Died: 12/8/1997

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    William Robert (Bobby) Merrell was born on April 26, 1924 in Denton Texas to Bill and Nancy Anderson Merrell. His mother was an original enrollee. He passed away on December 8, 1997 after a long illness.

    He is preceded in death by his first born daughter, Bobbie Jean, who died in infancy.

    Survivors include two sons, William and Charles Merrell; four daughters, Linda Hood, Karen Walker, Judy Harris and Christine Marler and their spouses; 18 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a brother Jesse Merrell; a sister Julia Ann Kirkwood and may nieces and nephews.

    Bobby was blessed with a wonderful sense of humor which he kept until the very end that was his legacy. He will be missed very much.

    The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all who sent prayers, cards and flowers and to all who attended the memorial service.

  • Paul McClure

    Paul McClure

    Born: 11/17/1947

    Died: 1/15/2008

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Paul McClure, 60, of Tongaxonie, Kansas, passed away January 15, 2008, at Tonganoxie Nursing Center. He was born November 17, 1947, in Goodwater, Oklahoma, the son of John and Elanore McKinny McClure.

    Mr. McClure graduated from Haskell University. He worked at the university for 18 years in food service where he retired in 1992. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era.

    Mr. McClure married Pat Whitesitt on August 3, 1974, in Lexington, Missouri.

    He was preceded in death by his twin sister and one brother.

    Survivors include his wife of the home; one daughter, Jennifer McClure of Lawrence; one son, Curtis of Topeka, one brother, Preston of Wichita; two sisters, Wilma Walker and Donnie Belle McClure, both of Oklahoma.

  • Delores Ann Miller

    Delores Ann Miller

    Born: 6/15/1946

    Died: 8/2/2007

    Maiden Name: Gardner

    Honorific: n/a

    Delores Ann Miller passed away August 2, 2007, in Oklahoma City. She was born June 15, 1946, in Madill to Green and Ona Norris Gardner.

    Delores attended First Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a very active member. She also enjoyed playing softball in her teenage years and early adult life. She is said to have been an outstanding player and coach.

    She attended Madill High School, graduating in 1964. Upon graduation, Delores later moved and settled in San Francisco, California. While there she met and married A.J. Miller Jr. on July 23, 1972. From this union Sharlette was born.

    Delores graduated from business school. She continued her education at Murray State College, graduating in 1980. She went on to complete her bachelor’s degree at East Central University in 1982. Delores was a fun-loving and caring person whom many people enjoyed being around … she loved to laugh and make others laugh. She enjoyed good friends and was a good friend as well as a confidant. Delores will be missed but not forgotten.

    She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Billy, Bobbie and James Gardner.

    Survivors include her daughter, Sharlette Miller-Samuels, son-in-law, Roderick Samuels I, and step-grandson, Roderick Samuels II, all of Del City; her sister and brother-in-law, Mary and A.J. Watson of Altus; brothers, Richard Gardner of Omaha, Nebraska, John Gardner of Madill and Cecil Gardner and wife Susan of Wichita, Kansas; and a host of nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, and many close friends.

  • James Robert McLaughlin

    James Robert McLaughlin

    Born: 11/4/1950

    Died: 6/2/2008

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    James Robert McLauglhin, 57, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on June 2, 2008 at Mercy General Hospital Sacramento, California. He was born November 4, 1950 in Spokane , Washington to James and Henrietta McLaughlin.

    He served the in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1971. While boarding the plane to Vietnam , the line was stopped and his orders changed to being stationed in Alaska . After serving in the Army, he moved to Seattle , Washington , where he attended electrician’s school. When living in Washington , he was in the Reserves and also served in the National Guard. In 1998, he contracted kidney disease and in 2003 was placed on dialysis. James had a lifelong passion for running and ran in many marathons. Even three weeks before his passing, he was still doing mild workouts on his elliptical strider and no matter how ill he felt he always maintained a positive attitude.

    He is preceded in death by his father; stepfather, Glen Burk-ham; brother, Harvey Rice, Jr., and sister, Catherine Wascom.

    He is survived by his mother, Henrietta Burkham of Sacramento; sisters, Patricia Bublitz of Michigan, Mary Street of Louisiana, Glenna Rhoby of Shelter Cove, Vickie Johanssen of Auburn, Carol McLaughlin and Pamela Klock of Sacrament; and brother, Leslie Burkham of Las Vegas.

    James Robert McLaughlin

  • Sylvester B. Mills

    Sylvester B. Mills

    Born: 3/6/1926

    Died: 12/9/1994

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Sylvester B. Mills, son of Thomas Albert Mills and Delora M. Beck was born on March 6, 1926 in McAlester Oklahoma and passed away on December 9, 1994 in Joplin, Missouri. He was 68 years of age.

    In 1944 he was united in marriage to Ida Mae Janway and to this union seven children were born. On November 10, 1979 he was untied in marriage to Colleen Collins. Sylvester enjoyed gardening and rabbit hunting with his beagles. His biggest love in life was his children.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Flora Burham and Golda McClendon and one brother, Haskell Mills.

    He is survived by his wife, Colleen of the home; five sons, David of Sarcoxie, Missouri, Ray of Leesville, Louisiana, Bobby of Liberty Missouri, Dean and Thomas both of Lebanon Missouri; six daughters, Sue Mills of Hollywood, Florida, Patty Berg of Livery, Missouri, Johanna Daniels of Yuba City, California, Jaime Maddux of Nashville, Tennessee, Heather Cagle of Goodlettsville, Tennessee and Jodie Mills of Lebanon; three brothers, Jack Mills of Rolla Missouri, Raymond Mills of Chandler Heights, Arizona, Denver Mills of Salado, Texas; two sisters, Melba Goffrier of Tucson, Arizona and Alma Thomas of Lebanon; 19 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

  • Junia Faye Hampton McCarter

    Junia Faye Hampton McCarter

    Born: n/a

    Died: 1/17/1995

    Maiden Name: Hampton

    Honorific: n/a

    Mrs. Junia Faye Hampton McCarter, 72, of Longview, Texas, passed away on January 17, 1995. She was the daughter of Grant and Opal Hampton of Ada, Oklahoma. She married Emerson M. McCarter of Centrahoma, Oklahoma who preceded her in death in 1964.

    She is survived by two sisters, Lahoma Holland of Grand Junction, Colorado and Francis Hays of Holdenville, Oklahoma and one brother Lewis Hampton of Soper, Oklahoma. Also included are two sons, Andrew L. McCarter of Lancaster California and Michael E. McCarter of Cedar Grove California, 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

    Affection ally known as Chocolate Granny, Mrs. McCarter was very proud of her Choctaw heritage and will be sorely missed, but never forgotten by her many loved ones and friends. Anya Chiske (farewell Mother) you will always be in my heart!

  • Marie McIntosh

    Marie McIntosh

    Born: 3/20/1921

    Died: 2/25/1995

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Maris McIntosh, age 73, of Talihina Oklahoma was born on March 20, 1921 in Greenwood, Arkansas. She passed away on February 25 at Sparks Regional Medical Center in Ft. Smith, Arkansas

    She had been a resident of the Talihina area most of her life. She was a member of the Talihina Assembly of God Church of Talihina, Oklahoma. She was very active in her church work.

    She is preceded in death by her husband, Carl Milburn McIntosh in 1973 and by two sons, Milburn and Randall McIntosh and a daughter, Gracie Casey McIntosh.

    Her survivors include two sons, Carl Edward McIntosh of Talihina and Alvis Lewis McIntosh of Ft. Gibson, Oklahoma. Two daughters, Corrine Sabala of Heavener, Oklahoma and Stella Dennis of Clayton Oklahoma; one brother, James Robinson of Panama, Oklahoma; one sister, Maudie Drury of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; 14 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and numerous friends and loved ones.

  • Pearl Hampton Mann

    Pearl Hampton Mann

    Born: 10/13/1899

    Died: 12/26/1995

    Maiden Name: Hampton

    Honorific: n/a

    Pearl Hampton Mann passed away on December 26, 1995 at the Lindsay hospital after a short illness. She had celebrated her 96th birthday on October 13, 1995.

    Mrs. Mann was born in Caddo, Indian Territory on October 13, 1899. Her father moved to Bradley by covered wagon in 1903. Her father J.C. Hampton was one of the founders of Bradley. Mrs. Mann attended Bradley grade school, finishing in 1913. She attended Murray State Norman School in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, the attended Oklahoma A&M, graduating in the class of 1921. She attended the University of Chicago to complete the requirements for a certificate in Vocational Home Economics. She taught school at several Indian Reservations in Arizona and New Mexico. She later taught at Happy, Texas. There she met Ira J. Mann Sr. they were married on September 14, 1925 at Happy. They lived in Happy until 1930 when they moved to Bradley.

    Pearly resumed teaching in 1943. She taught at Bradley, Alex, Cement, Cyril, Moyers, Calumet and Bokoshe. She retired in 1965 and lived on her farm until her death. She was very proud of her Choctaw Indian heritage and could trace her lineage to George Harkins who was the Principal Chief in 1831. Chief Harkins was a Chief during the removal of the Choctaws over the Trail of Tears in 1833.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Ira, on February 1, 1978; her parents and infant daughter, Agnus Faye Mann.

    Survivors include four sons, Ira J. Mann, Jr. and Richard Wayne Mann, both of Bradley, Ray Hampton Mann of Garden City, Kansas and John Ben Mann of Louisville, Kentucky; eight grandchildren, J. Mike Mann of Wichita, Kansas, Gregory Ray Mann of Norton, Kansas, John Bryan Mann of Hays, Kansas, Linda Baker of Garden City, Judy Robl of Salina, Kansas, John Mark Mann of Louisville, Kentucky, Jodine Mae Carmen of Carrollton, Kentucky and Beth Ann Mann of Louisville, 17 great-grandchildren, Robert Clower and Nicole Clower of Garden City, Eric Clower of Okinawa, Japan, Kale, Keira, Kai and Klaire Mann of Norton, Kansas, Lara Mann of Hays, Kansas, Austin Mann of Wichita, Peter, Jordon, Adam and Jill Robl of Salina, Curtis Carmen and Madelyn Carmen of Herndon, Virginia and Laura Mann and Megan Mann of Louisville; three step-great-grandchildren, Jason, Chris and Jon Baker; one sister, Nettie Trice of Earlimart, California and one brother, Eagle Lake Hampton of Chickasha Oklahoma.

  • Harold L. Merryman

    Harold L. Merryman

    Born: 2/4/1938

    Died: 1/5/1996

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Harold Loyd Merryman , 57, of Talihina, Oklahoma died on January 5, 1996 in his home as he had wished.

    He was born on February 4, 1938 in Bengal, Oklahoma to Gabe and Zoa Jane (Justice) Merryman. He was honorably discharged in the Bengal, Talihina area most of his life. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, worked as a heavy equipment operator and was a loving cook to his family. He was of the Assembly of God faith. He married Reba Mulkey in Durant, Oklahoma on April 20, 1979.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Jimmy Merryman and his son, Kendall Roger Merry man.

    He is survived by his wife, Reba, of the home; five daughters, Kim Merryman of Nacogdoches, Texas, Leslie Duncan of Tuskahoma, Oklahoma, Shelli Walters, Rene Sennett of Indianola, Oklahoma and Robin Hubbard of Ore City, Texas; three sons, Vincent Merryman of Mt. Pleasant, Texas, Robert Hubbard of Whitesboro and Rex Hubbard of Copperas Cove, Texas; one sister, Mary Wilson of Stigler Oklahoma; four brothers, Denver Merryman of Waldron, Arkansas, Wayne of Colbert, Oklahoma, Myron Merryman of Bengal and Harlis Merry man of Weatherford, Texas 10 grandchildren and two on the way, many nieces and nephews and his faithful sidekick, Pepper.

    Our daddy , with his red face, blue eyes and reddish hair, was proud of his Choctaw Heritage and he instilled this in his children/ we miss him.

  • Emmett Mombi

    Emmett Mombi

    Born: 9/27/1919

    Died: 1/1/1995

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Emmett Mombi, 75, of Broken Bow, passed away in Idabel. He was born on September 27, 1919 in Redland.

    He was a retired Weyerhaeuser employee, an elder of St. Mathews Presbyterian Church and a veteran of World War II, serving with the Army engineers. He was a member of the Broken Bow VFW and had lived in he community most of his life. He and Hildred Fobb were married March 5, 1977 in Broken Bow.

    Survivors include his wife, Hildred Mombi, of Broken Bow; two sons, Carl Ray Hallford and Monte Hallford, both of Broken Bow; two daughters, Wahleah Hallford of Ft Smith, Arkansas and Louise Colbert of Wright City; 14 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

  • Lena Ruth Meashintubby

    Lena Ruth Meashintubby

    Born: 3/2/1932

    Died: 4/30/1995

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Lena Ruth Meashintubby, 63, of Honobia, Oklahoma was born March 2, 1932 at Honobia. She passed away April 30, 1995 at St Edwards Medical Center of Fort Smith Arkansas. She had lived in the Honobia area all her life. She was a member of the Rock Creek Presbyterian Church.

    Survivors include her husband, Joe, of the home; three daughters, ary Lou Meashintubby and Brenda Medina, both of Talihina, Oklahoma and Doretha James of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; six sons, Paul Samuels, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, Nelson Samuel of Honodia, Eugene James of Tulsa and Calvin James of Tulsa; one brother, Norris Samuels of Oklahoma City; tow sisters, Jan Francis and Mildred Sam, both of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; thirty-four grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren numerous friends and loved ones

    Services were held at Rock Creek Presbyterian church May 3 at Honobia.

  • Francis Joella Mings

    Francis Joella Mings

    Born: 1/1/1923

    Died: 8/18/1995

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

  • Loretta Melton

    Loretta Melton

    Born: 6/20/1935

    Died: 4/6/2007

    Maiden Name: Amos

    Honorific: n/a

    Loretta Melton, 71, of Talihina passed away April 6, 2007, at her home. She was born June 20, 1935, in Lawton to Jeff and Cora Wall Amos.

    She married James M. Melton on July 10, 1954, at the Talihina Assembly of God Church and was a homemaker. She was a member of Goodsprings United Methodist Church.

    Loretta was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She loved being with her family.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Ethel McBride, Lucy Palmer and Mae Wallace; one infant son; and one grandson, Justin Monroe Martin.

    Survivors include her husband, James M. Melton of the home; daughters, Elizabeth V. and Hugh Morgan of Talihina, Cynthia G. Sanchez of Heavener, Donna and Melvin Jackson of Tulsa, Judy K. Melton of Heavener, Darlene S. and Austin Ludlow of Talihina; sons, James D. Melton of California and Lysander L. Melton and Jonathan Melton, both of Talihina; 19 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.

    Loretta Melton

  • Ina Rue McCurtain

    Ina Rue McCurtain

    Born: 3/30/1937

    Died: 1/9/1992

    Maiden Name: Wallen

    Honorific: n/a

    Ina Rue McCurtain, 54, of Oklahoma City (formerly Talihina), died January 9, 1992 at Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center in Poteau, Oklahoma. She was born March 30, 1937 to Isom and Lena Wallen at Claremore. She was a lifelong resident of Talihina.

    She married Marion McCurtain on June 5, 1959 at Oklahoma City.

    Her occupation had been a nursing home worker in Oklahoma City. She was a member of the Angie Smith Church.

    She is survived by her husband, Marion of Oklahoma City; five daughters, Cathy Long, Glenda Jo McCurtain, and Sharla McCurtain, all of Talihina, Michele Lewis of Duncan, and Beverly Morris of Oklahoma City; three sons, Monroe Blackburn and David Blackburn Goth of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Marion McCurtain, Jr. of meridian, Mississippi; her mother, Lena Wallen of Talihina; a brother, Guy Wallen of Sapulpa; six sisters, Catherine Thompson of Tulsa, Wilene Swearingen of buffalo Valley, Norma Wallen, Wilma Smith, Deloris Davis, and Laura Wallen, all of Talihina; thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

    Services were held January 13 at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Talihina with Rev. Dan Sexton officiating. Burial was at the New Talihina City Cemetery.

  • Rev. Robert McDaniel

    Rev. Robert McDaniel

    Born: 1/4/1914

    Died: 3/31/1989

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Rev. Robert McDaniel passed away March 31, 1989 at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas. He was 75 years old and an Indian minister in Tushka.

    Rev. McDaniel was born January 4, 1914 in Idabel Oklahoma. He was a Baptist minister and an army veteran of WWII.

    Survivors include: his wife, Minerva McDaniel of the home in Tushka; two sons: Daniel McDaniel of Idabel and Gideon McDaniel of Durant; three daughters, Della Johnson of Durant, Miriam John of Bokchito, and Sylvia Barcenses of Denison; 17 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

    Also , one brother Willie Jack of Broken Bow; three stepsons: Wayne Fulsom of Tacoma, WA., Easton Fulsom of Mescelora, NM., and Bobby Fulsom of Hutchinson, KS.; one stepdaughter, Rosilee Bohanon of Tushka; 13 step-grandchildren and seven step great-grandchildren.

  • King Martin Mowdy

    King Martin Mowdy

    Born: 7/17/1901

    Died: 3/28/1995

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    King Martin Mowdy, age 93, of Honobia, Oklahoma, was born on July 17, 1901 in Smithville, Indian Territory. He passes away on March 28, 1995 in Ft Smith, Arkansas.

    He has lived in the Ludlow area most of his life. He was a member of the Protestant faith. He was married to Hildred Akins on January 27, 1925 in Ludlow, Oklahoma and was married for 70 years.

    He was a member of A.F & A.M. Masonic Lodge #154 of Heavener, Oklahoma since 1958. He was a retired rancher and farmer, a retired blade operator and bridge engineer of the LeFlore County Highway Department for 20 years. He was very active in politics, was well-know throughout the area for his kindness and help in any way to the public.

    He was proceeded in death by one son, R.B. Mowdy in July of 1964.

    His survivors include his wife, Hildred, of he home; one son, Drew Mowdy of Honobia; three daughters, Lorene and Connie Williams of Honobia and Pat Allgood of Pilar, New Mexico; one brother, L.B. Mowdy of Smithville, Oklahoma; two sisters, Ollie Hamby of SUrant, Oklahoma and Dovie Rone of Idabel, Oklahoma; 16 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and numerous fiends and loved ones

  • Imagene Swimmer Miller

    Imagene Swimmer Miller

    Born: 4/26/1940

    Died: 8/17/2007

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Imagene Miller Swimmer, 67, of the Caney area and formerly a resident of the Broken Arrow/Tulsa area, passed away August 17, 2007, at the Texoma Medical Center, Denison, Texas. She was born April 26, 1940, in Caney to Sherman Thomas and Eliza Doshie Wilson Miller.

    She graduated from Caney High School and attended Bacone Junior College, Los Angeles City College and Airline Pacific College. She married Charley W. Swimmer on July 25, 1963, at Cudahy, California.

    Mrs. Swimmer was a housewife and homemaker. She was a longtime member of the Living Hope Baptist Church in Tulsa. Imagene loved cooking, crafts and reading and attending her grandchildren’s softball games wherever they played.

    She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Joe Dean and Colbert Miller.

    Survivors include her husband of the home near Caney; her children, Kimberly Foreman and husband Johnny of Broken Arrow, Alex Swimmer and wife Sheila of Tulsa, Larry Swimmer and wife Carolyn of Tahlequah and Charles Swimmer and wife Nancy of Tulsa; 21 grandchildren, Kenan, Konan, Tashina, Tachikara, Teata, Nashoba, Kitana, Brittany, Jordan, Kanyon, Amber, Jayden, Taloa, Koi, Angelia, Jerad, Matthew, Josh and Jacob Swimmer, Julie Smith and husband Tim and Chris Swimmer Acuf; three great-grandchildren, Aleck Stop, Aubrey Acuff and Kawya Swimmer; brother, Sherman Miller Jr. of Broken Arrow; sisters, Rhoda Anderson and husband Tom of McAlester and Linda Addis and husband Ken of Durant; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles and many dear and loved friends

  • William McIntosh Jr.

    William McIntosh Jr.

    Born: 5/14/1919

    Died: 4/4/1999

    Maiden Name: n/a

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    William Bill McIntosh, Jr., 78, of McAlester, Oklahoma passed away Saturday, April 4, 1998 in his home.

    Born May 14, 1919 in McAlester to William R. and Ruby C. Miller McIntosh, he grew up and spent his entire life in the McAlester area. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, fighting campaigns in France, Germany and Central Europe and was awarded four Bronze Stars. He married Mary Patricia Hayes on July 27, 1946 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas.

    He worked as an electrician for the Talihina Indian Hospital and retired after 18 years of service. He also worked as an electrician at the Naval Ammunition Depot for 11 years, was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1098, Harrison-Powers Post No. 79, American Legion, and had been attending the Bugtussle Baptist Church.

    Survivors include his wife, Mary, of the home; three children, Michael McIntosh and Rita Susan McIntosh, both of Oklahoma City, and James L. Baker, Edmond, Oklahoma; four sisters, Josephine Kirkpatrick and Jane McWhorter, both of McAlester, Frances Tuhro, Wichita, Kansas, and Sylvia Abney, Apple Valley, California; a brother, John G. McIntosh, Norwalk, California; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Edith Taylor and Pat King; and a brother, L. McIntosh.

    William could trace his genealogy back to Chief William McIntosh of the Creek Nation and to Chief Pushmataha of the Choctaw Nation at the time of removals of the Choctaws.

  • John Miller

    John Miller

    Born: 8/11/1957

    Died: 2/10/2007

    Maiden Name: n/a

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    John Henry Johnny Miller, 49, of Tulsa, formerly of Davidson, passed away February 10, 2007, in a Tulsa hospital. He was born August 19, 1957, in Clinton, Oklahoma, to Jimmie and Melvin Rushin Miller.

    He grew up and attended schools in Davidson. He married Paula Walker in 1979 at Davidson. After their marriage, they moved to Hooker and lived there many years. Then he returned to Davidson and later moved to Tulsa. He had worked in the oil field, but spent most of his working life in masonry.

    He was preceded in death by his father; a daughter, Stevie Nichole Miller; and a brother, Jimmy Miller.

    Survivors include two sons, Brandon Miller and wife Leanna of Ponca City, Oklahoma, and Jimmie John Jake Miller and his fiancÈ, Annie, of Alva, Oklahoma; a daughter, Chelsie Tivis and husband Keagan of Fayetteville, North Carolina; his mother, Melva Miller of Kingston, Oklahoma; a brother, Steve Miller and wife Eva of Tulsa; a sister, Connie Laxton and husband Glen of Tulsa; two grandsons, Jonathon and Jacob Miller; and a third grandson on the way, Skyler Tivis.

  • Willard Mitchell

    Willard Mitchell

    Born: 3/15/1921

    Died: 5/14/2006

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    Willard Mitchell, 85, of Hillsborough, North Carolina, passed away at his home on May 14, 2006. He was born March 15, 1921, in Blanchard, Oklahoma, on his mother’s Choctaw land allotment; but, he lived most of his youth in Foster, Oklahoma. In his early teen years, he moved to Manteca, California, where he worked on the farm of Swedish immigrants. He joined the Army in Sacramento in 1941.

    Mr. Mitchell was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II in the European Theater. Through the military, he settled in Durham, North Carolina, where he married and raised his family. For the past 35 years he lived in Hillsborough. He retired from Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company and was a member of the American Legion, Unit 1981, and VFW 2740. Although a devout Baptist, he attended his daughter’s church, Palmer’s Grove United Methodist, in his latter years. In his younger years, he enjoyed boating and water skiing. He was an avid gardener with a very green thumb raising squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, and corn every summer. He had his last small garden of tomatoes the summer of his 84th year. He loved to raise peonies and roses for his wife, Ruth. There are many peach trees that he sprouted from seed and gave to his granddaughter, Kim, and grandson-in-law, Tim, and friends. He also loved to do lawn work and cut the grass at Palmer’s Grove UMC for several years in his late 70s. Many folks at the church said it was the best the lawn ever looked.

    Mr. Mitchell was the great-grandson of Choctaw original enrollee Rhoda Tolbert McCurley (Curley) and Mac McCurley.

    He was preceded in death by a son, Gary Willard Mitchell; his mother, original enrollee Arizona McCurley (Curley) Mitchell; his father, Jasper Newton Mitchell; sisters, May Mitchell Owens, Ada Mitchell Bailey, and Rhoda Ann Mitchell Manus; and brothers, J.M. Mitchell, Carl Mitchell, Robert Mitchell, Roy Mitchell and Russell Mitchell.

    Survivors include his wife, Ruth Dunn Mitchell; daughter, Barbara Mitchell Seago, and son-in-law, Jerry R. Seago, Hillsborough; son, Russell E. Coffey, and daughter-in-law, Teena Coffey, Bangor, Maine; sister, Daisy Hundertmark, Coxsachie, New York; brothers, George W. Mitchell, Orland, California, and David Mitchell, Reno, Nevada; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews from California to New York who loved him very much.

    Willard Mitchell

  • George A. Michie Jr.

    George A. Michie Jr.

    Born: 3/19/1910

    Died: 9/11/2002

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    George A. Michie Jr., 92, of the Frink community passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2002 at McBride Bone and Joint Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born March 19, 1910 in Wade, Oklahoma, the son of George A. Michie, Sr. and Gertrude Hickman Michie.

    He married Edith Adam.

    Mr. Michie retired as a supervisor from the McAlester Army Ammunition Depot. He was a 32nd degree Mason and was a Boy Scout leader for several years He was a member of Lakewood Christian Church.

    His parents and a brother, Eugene Michie, preceded him in death.

    Survivors include his wife, Edith, of the home; sons, George A. Michie III and wife, Jean, of McAlester, Oklahoma, and Gary Michie of Oklahoma City; daughters, Dr. Joyce Gelfond and husband, Dr. Steve Gelfond, of San Antonio, Texas, and Catherine Estill and husband, Wayne of McAlester; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Catherine Long of Denver, Colorado, and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.

    George A. Michie Jr.

  • Mamie Katherine (Billey) Machnicz

    Mamie Katherine (Billey) Machnicz

    Born: 7/22/1936

    Died: 6/13/2003

    Maiden Name: Billey

    Honorific: n/a

    Mamie Katherine (Billey) Machnicz, 66, passed away June 13, 2003 at her home in Del City, Oklahoma. She was born July 22, 1936 in Bennington, Oklahoma, the daughter of Pauline (Nance) and Carl Billey and the granddaughter of Les (Phillips) and Dawson Billey. Mamie was one-half blood Choctaw Indian and very proud of the Chahta Nation.

    She and her family moved to California in 1943 and she later attended and graduated from Chowchilla Union High School in 1955. Mamie and John J. Machincz were united in marriage on June 18, 1955 in Nevada. Her husband was a career military man in the U.S. Air Force. During their service, Mamie lived in several places including Tokyo, Japan.

    She was employed at the Child Study Center at Children’s Hospital as a Respite Aide and as a teacher for special needs children. Mamie was an active member of the St. Paul Apostle Catholic Church in Del City, where she served as Children’s Choir Director, Director, of Religious Education Department and a member of the ladies group.

    Survivors include her father, Carl Billey; brother, Howard Billey; sister, Linda Billey-Savedge; son, John and Jim; daughters, Robyn and Regina; sons-in-law, Randy Nutt and Michael Lewandowski; daughters-in-law, Teresa and Quaylin; grandchildren, Ryan, Rachel, Nicki, Amy, Senoa and Roman.

    Mother, your love will always be cherished among all of us.

  • Greda Jo McIntyre

    Greda Jo McIntyre

    Born: 10/8/1968

    Died: 8/25/2003

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    Greda Jo McIntyre, 34, passed away Monday, August 25, 2003 in Clayton, Oklahoma. She was born October 8, 1968 in Midweat City, Oklahoma to Buster and Latresia McDaniel. She married Victor McIntyre on September 25, 1998 in Clayton, Oklahoma.

    Greda Jo was a lifelong resident of the Clayton area and was employed by the Choctaw Nation WIC professional. She was a member of the New Hope Harvest Church of Clayton.

    Survivors include her husband, Victor McIntyre of the home; two sons, Bradley Gene Hutson and Lane Ray McIntyre, both of the home; her parents, Buster and Latresia McDonald of Nashoba, Oklahoma; a brother, Shannon McDaniel of Durant, Oklahoma; a sister, Trina Thompson of Hugo, Oklahoma; her mother- and father-in-law, Earnest and Ruth McIntyre of Paris, Texas, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

  • Gladys McLemore

    Gladys McLemore

    Born: 10/10/1946

    Died: 10/14/2003

    Maiden Name: Wood

    Honorific: n/a

    Gladys McLemore, 57, of Bonham, Texas, passed away October 14, 2003, at the San Luis Valley Medical Center in Alamosa, Colorado. She was born October 10, 1946, in Soper, Oklahoma, the daughter of Simeon Wood and Lindzey (Sanders) Wood.

    She married Archie Timothy McLemore on March 10, 1979 in Durant, Oklahoma. She was a member of the Sulpher Springs United Methodist Church in Bennington, Oklahoma. She was a nurse.

    She is survived by her husband, archie Timothy McLemore of Bonham; daughters, Annette McLemore and Jennifer McLemore, both of Bonham; brother: Jimmy Ray Wood of Ringold, Oklahoma; sisters, Mary Folz of Balch Springs, Texas, and Patricia Blagg of Nevada, Texas, and several nieces and nephews.

  • Palmer Simeon Mosely IV

    Palmer Simeon Mosely IV

    Born: 11/1/1939

    Died: 3/21/2005

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    Palmer Simeon Mosely IV, 65, of Arapaho, Oklahoma, passed away March 21, 2005, at an Oklahoma City hospital. He was born November 1, 1939, to the late Palmer Sim III and Kitty Jo Mabry Mosely of Bromide, Oklahoma. He is the great-grandson of Chickasaw Governor Palmer S. Mosely and wife, Amanda Greenwood Mosely. His great-great-grandfather was the Rev. Lafayette Simon Mosely, a full-blood Choctaw.

    Gov was unique in that he possessed a great appreciation for nature. He was known for his quiet demeanor, friendliness, dry wit, and athletic abilities. His passion was to empower students to achieve their educational goals in life. He loved sports and was an avid fisherman. He also enjoyed hunting. He recently obtained his certification as a fly fishing instructor and attempted to fly fish as much as his health would allow him to. He was a former member of the Oklahoma National Guard.

    He graduated from Bromide High School in 1957 and then attended Murray State College in Tishomingo. He received his B.S. in education from Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, and later received his administrative certification from the University of Tulsa.

    Due to a chronic heart condition, Gov recently took medical retirement from Arapaho Public Schools where he was superintendent for 12 years. While there, he also served as superintendent for Butler Public Schools as well, for three years. Prior to that, he was superintendent at Gage Public Schools, principal at Lexington Prison, and superintendent at Tupelo Public Schools. Gov initially was a science/math teacher and began his teaching profession at Atoka High School in 1967. He later taught at Murray State College, Oologah, Atoka Middle School, and Tupelo.

    Earlier in life, he married Lynda Jean Shumard of Atoka and had two children, Shelli and Palmer Simeon Mosely V. On January 1, 1991, he married Pamela Jean Ashley. He was of the Presbyterian faith and attended Arapaho Methodist Church.

    Survivors include his wife, Pamela, of the home; one son, Palmer Mosely V and wife, Sandy, of Byng, Oklahoma; one daughter, Shelli Sweat and husband, Hugh Don, of Madill, Oklahoma; two stepdaughters, Misty Anglin and husband, B.J., of Blanchard and Brandy Ames and husband, Darrin, of Altus; six grandchildren, Palmer Simeon Mosely VI “Sim” and Zach Jones of Byng, Kelsie and Kaylen Sweat of Madill, Cache Anglin of Blanchard and Drew Ames of Altus, Oklahoma; brother, Joe Mosely and wife, JoElla, of Oologah; two sisters, Cheryl Wilson and husband, Stan, of Tishomingo and Kristi Williams and husband, Benny, of Wapanucka, Oklahoma.

     Palmer Simeon Mosely IV

  • Carol Martin-Greenwood

    Carol Martin-Greenwood

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    Carol Martin-Greenwood

  • Faye P. Maxey

    Faye P. Maxey

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    Faye P. Maxey

  • Roxie Farrell McClellan

    Roxie Farrell McClellan

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    Roxie Farrell McClellan

  • Mary Rosamond Rosie McCurdy

    Mary Rosamond Rosie McCurdy

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    Mary Rosamond Rosie McCurdy

  • Delvin McDonald

    Delvin McDonald

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    Delvin McDonald

  • Edris Imogene Holder McDonald

    Edris Imogene Holder McDonald

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    Edris Imogene Holder McDonald

  • Billy V. McGee

    Billy V. McGee

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    Billy V. McGee

  • Loretta Lee McIntire

    Loretta Lee McIntire

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    Loretta Lee McIntire

  • Larry Blaine McKinney

    Larry Blaine McKinney

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    Larry Blaine McKinney

  • Naomie Mae Merryman

    Naomie Mae Merryman

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    Naomie Mae Merryman

  • Bonnie Pearl Wyatt Roane Miles

    Bonnie Pearl Wyatt Roane Miles

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    Bonnie Pearl Wyatt Roane Miles

  • Billy Gene Moore

    Billy Gene Moore

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    Billy Gene Moore

  • Irene Mose

    Irene Mose

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    Irene Mose

  • Colbert A. "Chief" Miller

    Colbert A. “Chief” Miller

    Born:01/31/1931 Died: 12/24/1990 Maiden Name: n/a Honorific: n/a

    Services for Colbert Abel “Chief” Miller, 59, Broken Arrow, were Monday, December 24th at First Indian Baptist Mission Church, Tulsa, the Rev. Tom Anderson conducting rites.

    Burial was at Miller-Wilson Family Cemetery, Caney.

    Mr. Miller died December 9, 1990 at a Tulsa hospital. He was born January 31, 1931, in Caney, to Sherman Thomas and Eliza Wilson Miller. Grandparents were Chickasaws Colbert and Suckey Orphan Miller and Choctaws, Abel and Mary Wilson. In 1955, he moved to California from Caney and in 1979 he moved to Broken Arrow.

    He was employed by Mayflower Moving Co. and was a verteran of the U.S/ Army and a member of First Indian Mission Church. Survivors include four daughters, Pat Going, Ada, Pam Battiest, Broken Bow, Terri Zilliox, White River, Arizona and Tamara Miller, Wright City; one son, Richard Miller, Tulsa; is mother Eliza W. Miller, Broken Arrow; two brothers, Nathaniel “Dean” Miller, Henderson,, Nevada and Gherman “Bo” Miller, Jr. Broken Arrow; four sisters, Rhoda Anderson, Browning, Montana, Mary “Chol” Miller, Broken Arrow, Imogene “Muttsy” Swimmer, Catoosa and Linda Addis, Costa Mesa, California; and ten grandchildren.

  • Debra Marker

    Debra Marker

    Born: 1/29/1957 Died: 7/15/2011 Maiden Name: Sanner Honorific: N/A

    Debra Lynn Marker passed away on July 15, 2011, at her home in Bakersfield, Calif. Debra was born in Jacksboro, Texas, on Jan. 29, 1957, to Bill Leon Marker and Fern Louise Sanner. Shortly after Debra’s birth, the family moved to Rio Vista, Calif., where Debra grew up along with her sister and brother. Debra graduated Rio Vista High School in 1975. In 1976, she moved to Bakersfield, Calif., with her parents, where she attended California State University Bakersfield. Debra earned a master’s degree in school counseling and a master’s degree in education administration. She worked tirelessly in various educational field positions for over 30 years, including a P.E. teacher, assistant principal and principal. She was a natural with children of all ages as well as their families. She could calm down any dispute with her terrific sense of humor and intelligence. Debra truly loved all her students and wanted nothing but success for each one. She loved sports and was always involved with various team activities in and out of school. Everyone loved her gift of laughter and good-natured pranks. Debra was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Charles “Chuck” Sanner and Louise Cunningham; paternal grandparents, Leon Edwin Marker and Jewell Roberta Walker; her brother, Ricky Lee, and her mother, Fern. Debra is the great-great-granddaughter of William A. Sanner and Margaret “Maggie” Frances Tucker, one of the original enrollees of the Choctaw Nation. Debra is survived by her father, Bill, of Bakersfield; her sister and brother-in-law, Vicki and Bob Withers of Grand Junction, Colo.; her brother, Bill, of South Tahoe, Calif.; and three nieces, Sherrie Withers Cruz of Salt Lake City, Tiffany Marker of Hermosa Beach, Calif., and Courtney Marker of Sacramento, Calif.

  • Josephine Mitchell

    Josephine Mitchell

    Born: 4/9/1922 Died: 8/8/2011 Maiden Name: Wesley Honorific: n/a

    Josephine Wesley Mitchell of Midwest City, passed away on Aug. 8, 2011, in Midwest City at the age of 89. Josephine was born to Henry and Plenna Ward Wesley on April 9, 1922, in Blanco, She married Louis Mitchell. Josephine worked for Star Spencer Schools in the cafeteria. She was a faithful and active member of Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Josephine was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Plenna; grandson Charles Smith; brothers, Henry Wesley Jr., Taft Wesley, Johnny Wesley and sister-in-law, Dorothy Mitchell. Josephine is survived by her husband, Louis, of the home; son Ronnie L. Mitchell of Midwest City; daughter Shirley Jo Salazar of Eufaula; grandchildren, Kevin Wesley Smith with wife Diane, Andrea Smith, Kailona, Lindsey Smith, Madison Smith, Jacob Smith and Bryan Mitchell; sisters, Mamie Billy of McAlester, Ruby Maynor of McAlester and Edith Billy of Blanco; brother-in-law Billy Mitchell of McAlester; great-grandchildren, Kaidrian, Astin, Broc and Ryan; along with numerous nieces, nephews and other family members and friends.

  • Fern Marker

    Fern Marker

    Born: 01/16/1932 Died: 12/31/2010 Maiden Name: Cunningham Honorific: n/a

    Fern Louise Sanner Marker passed away on Dec. 31, 2010, of a heart attack at her home in Bakersfield, Calif. Fern was born in Duncan on Jan. 16, 1932, to Charles “Chuck” Franklin Sanner and Louise Cunningham. Fern married Billy Leon Marker, son of Leon Edwin Marker and Jewell Roberta Walker of Duncan, on Dec. 21, 1949. While living in Duncan, Fern gave birth to their first child, Vicki Louise, on Nov. 22, 1950, and later a son, Billy Leon Jr. on Dec. 15, 1951. Fern’s husband, Bill, worked in the oil field industry, which required moving his family around the country for a few years. While they lived in Jacksboro, Texas, Fern gave birth to their third child, Debra Lynn, on Jan. 29, 1957. Later that year, Bill began working for Halliburton in Rio Vista, Calif., where they settled for 18 years. While living in Rio Vista, Fern gave birth to their fourth child, Ricky Lee, on Sept. 5, 1960. Ricky died on Nov. 29, 1960. Fern worked several years for Amerada, then Standard Oil, while living in Rio Vista. In 1976, Bill transferred to Bakersfield where he continued to work for Halliburton and Fern worked for Occidental. Fern and Bill retired in Bakersfield. She enjoyed waterskiing, golf, bowling, knitting, reading and spoiling the heck out of her granddaughters. Fern was preceded in death by her parents, Chuck and Louise, and her son, Ricky. Fern is the great-granddaughter of William A. Sanner and Margaret “Maggie” Frances Tucker, one of the original enrollees of the Choctaw Nation. Fern is survived by her husband of Bakersfield; her daughter, Debra, of Bakersfield; her daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Bob Withers of Grand Junction, Colo.; her son, Bill Jr., of South Tahoe, Calif.; her brother, Charles Dale Sanner of Pleasanton, Calif.; and three granddaughters, Sherrie Withers Cruz of Salt Lake City, Tiffany Marker of Hermosa Beach, Calif., and Courtney Marker of Sacramento.

  • Edith Wilson-Morris

    Edith Wilson-Morris

    Born: 03/26/1918 Died: 04/18/2011 Maiden Name: Wilson Honorific: n/a

    Edith E. Wilson-Morris passed away on April 18, 2011, at Ramona Care and Rehabilitation Center in El Monte, Calif. Edith was born on March 26, 1918 to Ray and Ivy Wilson in Celestine. She graduated from Celestine High School and married Bill Albert Morris, who passed away in McAlester on Feb. 3, 1971. Together they had eight children. She retired from Safeway Bakeries and spent her last years traveling, doing senior citizens activities, playing Bingo and cards, watching sports and daning every time the music played. She was baptized and a member at Upland CA Baptist Church. Her mother, Ivy, was an original enrollee of the Choctaw nation and Edith was very proud of her Choctaw heritage. She was preceded in death by her children, Joyce Morris-Corneau, Billy Don Morris, John Morris, Shawn Morris-Cran, Robert (Bobby) Morris and Shannon Morris; grandchildren, John Morris, Doug Criswell and Danny Shepherd; sisters, Marcy Wilson, Betty Wilson-Stone, Juanita Wilson-Smith; and brothers, Richard Wilson and Billy Ray Wilson. She is survived by her children, Wathena Morris-Morrison of El Monte, and Wynaith Morris-Pizzuto of Sun City, Calif.; grandchildren, Keith Criswell of Weatherford, Texas, Lorena Filewood of Fort Worth, Kenneth Criswell of Azle, Texas, Kathryn Hayes of Azle, Richard Morrison II of Duarte, Calif., Michael Morris of Azle, Phillip Pizzuto of Oceanside, Calif., Billy Jo Morris, Allen and Richie Shepherd of Chino Valley, Ariz., Lori Casillas of Sylmar, Calif., Jennifer Morris of Keller, Texas, and April Morris of Los Angeles; 23 great-grandchildren;12 great great-grandchildren; sisters, Irene Wilson-Tennant, Marie Wilson-Adair, Pearl Wilson-Tidwell; and brother Ralph Wilson. She also had many nieces and nephews.

  • Curtis Veldon Manley Jr.

    Curtis Veldon Manley Jr.

    Born: 04/05/1933 Died: 07/30/2009 Maiden Name: n/a Honorific: n/a

    Curtis Veldon Manley Jr., 76, passed away on July 30, 2009, in Tulsa. He was born on April 5, 1933, to Curtis V. Manley and Olive Pugh Manley. Curtis’ maternal grandmother, Ada Wilson Pugh, was an original enrollee of the Choctaw Nation. Curtis was a true teacher who believed in challenging his students to achieve more than they thought they could accomplish. His greatest pleasure from his many years in education was to see his students reach their goals both great and small. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother. Survivors include his daughter, Robin Haynes and her husband, Randy; son, Rick Manley and wife Patti; grandchildren, Jesse, Brandon, Bonnie and Brenna; mother of the children, Barbara Phillips; and many special extended family members including sister-in-law, Sylvia Manley.

  • Dorothy May Samis Morris

    Dorothy May Samis Morris

    Born: 09/22/1947 Died: 05/14/2009 Maiden Name: Samis Honorific: n/a

    Dorothy May Samis Morris, 61, beloved wife of Monty Maurice Morris Sr., passed away on May 14, 2009, in Lawton after a sudden illness. She was born September 22, 1947, in Clebit, Oklahoma, to Henry and Mary Wilson Samis. She was the oldest daughter of 12 children. She grew up in Texas and Oklahoma, attending local schools. She lived in Elgin, Oklahoma, for the past 20 years. Dorothy and Monty were married on March 8, 1968, in Rattan. She drove a school bus for Lawton Public Schools for 10 years. She was a homemaker, loved her children and grandchildren very much, and enjoyed making Native American crafts. She was very proud of her Choctaw heritage and she looked forward to setting up her craft booth at the Labor Day festival in Tushka Homma every year. She was preceeded in death by her parents; her only son, Monty M. Morris Jr.; three sisters, Kathleen Samis, Bobbie Samis, and Linda Deleon. Survivors include her husband, Monty; two daughters, Rebecca Tolley of Elgin, and Angela Stanley of Norman; four brothers, Roy and Judy Samis of Ada, Buddy and Joyce Marie of Sherman, Texas, Edward and Vicki Samis of Sherman and Dewey Samis of Tishomingo; two stepdaughters, Kathy Robertson and Theresa Brazell, both of Mississippi; four sisters, Rose Samis of Tishomingo, Raynell “Pinky” Serna of Ada, Betty Southerland of Tishomingo, Paula Samis of Tishomingo; grandchildren, Corey Morris, Mikayla Tolley, Myranda Stanley and Jacynda Stanley, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

  • Harold Darcy ‘Bugs’ McConnell

    Harold Darcy ‘Bugs’ McConnell

    Born: 07/24/1950 Died: 04/25/2009 Maiden Name: n/a Honorific: n/a

    Harold Darcy “Bugs” McConnell, 58, passed away on April 25, 2009, at Cape Fear Medical Center in Fayetteville, North Carolina, surrounded by his family. He was born July 24, 1950, in Roseburg, Oregon, to the late Houston Leo and Juanita Smith McConnell. Harold graduated from New Caney High School, in New Caney, Texas, and was currently employed at Showcase/DKI Construction Company as a carpenter, like Jesus. He married Clementine Owens on December 10, 2002, in Fayetteville, North Carolina. His greatest enjoyment was sharing the gospel. He served in the Cumberland County Jail Ministry since 2001 and many outreach ministries. Besides sharing the gospel, Harold enjoyed hunting, gardening and riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He was preceded in death by his father and his brother, Jimmy Dennis McConnell. Harold is survived by his wife; his son, Jimmy Wesley McConnell of Houston, Texas; his mother, Juanita McConnell Nicholas of Atoka; siblings, Eddie Jean McConnell of Nashville, Tennessee, Theresa Ann McClain of Buffalo Valley and Cynthia Diane McNeil of Hartwell, Georgia; four nephews, two nieces and three grandchildren and a numerous other relatives and friends.

  • William Ed Myers Sr.

    William Ed Myers Sr.

    Born: 10/02/1940 Died: 01/15/2009 Maiden Name: n/a Honorific: Veteran

    William Ed Myers Sr., 68, of Wright City passed away January 15, 2009, in his home. He was born on October 2, 1940, at Rufe to Edgar and Pearline Myers. William married Quay Gibson on June 19, 1961, in Hugo. He was a member of the St. John Presbyterian Church in Rufe. He retired from Dierks Lumber Company and Weyerhaeuser after 39 years of service. He served his country in the U.S. Army National Guard. He enjoyed traveling to various states for church meetings, fishing, camping activities and giving rides in his boat. He also loved spending time with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Johnny L. Myers Sr., Gilbert H. Myers, and infant brother, Gordon Myers; baby sister, Kathy L. Myers; and son, Baby Boy Myers. William is survived by his wife; aunt, Ella F. Dorsey of Choctaw; four sons, Orlando S. Gibson and Audie D. Gibson, both of Wright City, William Myers Jr. of Milburn and Dorsey B Myers of Helena; two daughters, Greta M. Myers of Hugo and Dawn R. Walls of Idabel; 18 grandchildren; 11 grandchildren; one niece and several nephews and a host of friends.

  • Sharon Delores McKenzie

    Sharon Delores McKenzie

    Born: 12/19/1945 Died: 05/06/2009 Maiden Name: n/a Honorific: n/a

    Sharon Delores McKenzie, 63, passed away on May 6, 2009. She was born in San Angelo, Texas, to Faye and Elmer McKenzie on December 19, 1945. After her parents passed away, she was raised by her sister, Ruby. In her youth, she worked as a model before studying and finding employment in the field of cosmetology. For the last two decades, she worked for Verizon in Irving, Texas, where she lived with her daughter and two granddaughters.She was a longtime member of the Plymouth Park Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She weathered many storms and enjoyed many blessings during her rich and full life. She loved the ministry, her family and cooking meals, not only for herself but for her many friends and family.Sharon’s life was one of self-sacrifice and caring for others. She learned of the truths of God’s Word because of her mother’s interest in spiritual things. She made the truth her own and was baptized in declaration of her dedication on December 12, 1959. Her true vocation was the ministry and she loved her God Jehovah more than anything else in this world. She made regular preaching a focus of her life every month for many years and continued giving a fine witness right up until the time of her death. She was preceded in death by grandmother, Maggie Pistubbee Pittman of Bennington, who was an original enrollee of the Mississippi Choctaws, Toles, Mississippi; parents; brother, Elmer McKenzie Jr.; cousin, Claretta Gatlin, and nephew, Bert “Pacer” Aschenbeck. She is survived by daughter, Pam Garcia; granddaughters, Chelsea and Brooke Garcia; great-grandson, Xavier; sisters, Helen and Bert Aschenbeck and Ruby and Bill Tingle; three aunts; two uncles; Mary Parris, and Ula and Don Foote of Durant, Clara and J.T. Gatlin of Silo, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

  • Andrea Kaye ‘Angie’ Morgan

    Andrea Kaye ‘Angie’ Morgan

    Born: 11/02/1960 Died: 06/25/2009 Maiden Name: n/a Honorific: n/a

    Andrea Kaye “Angie” Morgan, 48, of Talihina passed away June 25, 2009, at Oklahoma State University Medical Center in Tulsa. Andrea was born in Poteau on November 2, 1960, to Billy Joe and Janella Lewis Morgan. She was a devoted member of First Baptist Church, Talihina. She worked as an LPN/medical transcriptionist. She enjoyed spending time with her family and her church family. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Ervin Morgan, and maternal grandparents, Molly and Jeff Lewis. Andrea is survived by her parents; two brothers, Ricky Joe and Shelly Lynn Morgan of Oswasso and David Glen and Nina Marie Morgan, of Poteau; nieces and nephews, Geoffrey Morgan, Clint Morgan, Whitney Morgan, Taylor Clark and Marissa Martin; paternal grandmother, Grace Long, and aunts, uncles and cousins.

  • Ralph McAlvain

    Ralph McAlvain

    Born: 07/27/1914 Died: 09/07/1995 Maiden Name: n/a Honorific: n/a

    Ralph McAlvain passed away on September 7, 1995. He was 81. He was born on July 27, 1914 in Wister, Oklahoma to John Walter and Effie Mae Brazeal McAlvain. He spent most of his life as a farmer, but also worked at North American and Douglas. As a farmer, he raised both cattle and quarter horses. He enjoyed spending time at his church, Liberty Free Will Baptist, listening to gospel music. He married Martha Henshall in Claremore, Oklahoma in 1933 and she survives him. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Ona Hill and Robbie McAlvain. He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-laws, Doris and Jim Shepherd of Oologah and Ada and Ted Vancuren of Owassa, Oklahomal; five grandchildren; eight grat-grandchildren; his sister and brother-in-law, Nela and Harold Givens of Tulsa, Oklahoma; brother and sister-in-law, Polk and Louise McAlvain of Oogah.

  • Frances Joella Mings

    Frances Joella Mings

    Born: 01/01/1923 Died: 08/18/1995 Maiden Name: n/a Honorific: n/a

    Frances Joella Mings, 72, of Talihina, Oklahoma was born on January 1, 1923 in Whitesboro, Oklahoma. She passed away on August 18, 1995 at St Edward Medical Center in Ft Smith, Arkansas. She was a member of the Lenox Church of Christ at Lnox, Oklahoma. She has been a residne of the Talihina-Whitesboro area all of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Denver Mings in 1967, a stepson, D.V. Mings in 1978 and a brother, Larry Melton. She was very active in her church work and the Talihina senior citizens group. She is survived by two sons, Larry Mings and Donald Mings, both of Talihina; one step son, Gene Mings of Talihina, Oklahoma; two step daughters, Nowana Fields, of Antlers, Oklahoma and Carol ramsey of Almagorda, New Mexico; four half-brothers, Ben James, Johnny and Willis Melton, all of Talihina; three half sisters, Susie Bohannan and Chistine Melton of Talihina and Shirley Melton of Red Oak, Oklahoma; 18 grandchildren. 21 grat-grandchildren and numberous friends and loved ones.

  • Jack W. Mills

    Jack W. Mills

    Born: 12/1/1922

    Died: 4/18/2011

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    Jack Walton Mills, son of Thomas A. Mills and Delora May (Beck) Mills passed away on April 18, 2011, in Joplin, Mo. He was born Dec. 1, 1922 ,in Quinton. He was the sixth of nine children. On May 16, 1948, Jack married Jan Bufe, and to this union three children were born.

    Jack was very proud of his Choctaw heritage. His mother, Delora, was an enrolled Choctaw, the daughter of Elijah Oliver Beck and Joanna Woods. Joanna (Woods) Beck was the daughter of Stephen Woods and Eliza Dukes, both born in Mississippi.

    Joanna’s father, Stephen Woods was the son of Horace Woods, a white man, and a native of Massachusetts. Stephen’s mother was Sarah, a Choctaw also known as “Nowahoke” or “Nowatima.” According to the History of Indian Territory, “the maternal ancestry of Nowatima’s family goes back to the early aboriginal days, but a complete record cannot be given. They were long-lived people, her grandfather having lived to the age of one hundred and twenty-five.”

    Joanna’s mother, Eliza (Dukes) Woods was the daughter of Joseph Dukes and Nancy Collins. Joseph, a white man, was the son of William Dukes and Nancy Wade, a Choctaw. Nancy Collins was the daughter of Charles Collins, a white man, and Mary Bell, a Choctaw.

    After his family and his Choctaw heritage, Jack was most proud of his service in World War II. He was a private in the U. S. Army, and fought for his country on the beaches of Normandy (Omaha/Fox/Red) on D-Day. One of the recent highlights of his life was in November 2010, when he took the Ozarks Honor Flight to Washington DC to view the World War II Memorial.

    In his retirement, Jack developed an interest in painting and writing. In addition to painting pictures, he loved to paint scenic images on antique objects, such as saws, saw blades of all sizes, trowels and even old-fashioned kerosene heaters. His writings included two self-published books he wrote for his family, one about his life in general, and another about his experiences in World War II. He was most well known among friends and family for his sense of humor and sharp wit. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

    Jack is now reunited with Jan, his wife of 55 years, who preceded him in death in 2003. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Haskell, Raymond and Sylvester; and three sisters, Flora, Goldie and Alma.

    Jack is survived by two sons, Gary Mills with his wife Jerre of Rolla, Mo., Larry Mills with his wife Laura of Joplin, Mo.; daughter Jackie Mohring with her husband Allan of St. Paul, Minn.; one granddaughter, Carrie (Mills) Rodell with her husband Jim of Willard, Mo.; three grandsons, Scott Mills of Rolla, and Blake and Hunter Mills of Joplin; one great-grandson, Ryan Rodell of Willard; one brother, Denver Mills with his wife Jackie, of Salado, Texas; and one sister, Melba Goffrier with her husband Fred of Tucson, Ariz.; and many friends.

  • Melvin Marlow

    Melvin Marlow

    Born: 7/24/1964

    Died: 1/8/2013

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    Melvin Lee Marlow, 48, of Idabel, passed away on Jan. 8, 2013, at Integris Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born on July 24, 1964, in DeQueen, Ark., the son of Willie and Bernice (Battiest) Marlow. Melvin was a proud grandfather who looked forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas. He loved being with his family and friends. He was a proud member of the Choctaw Nation who enjoyed working on machinery and fishing. Melvin was a very outgoing and big-hearted person who was willing to help others in need. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents, George and Hester Battiest.

    Melvin is survived by his sons, Michael, Calvin, Allen and Tommy Marlow, all of Idabel; grandchildren, Calvin Marlow Jr. and Lee Allen Marlow; siblings, Linda Jefferson with husband Sam of Perry, Randa Hughes of Pawnee, Regina Marlow of Idabel, William Marlow with wife Belen of Tulsa, Julia Marlow of Lukfata Community, Enita Martinez and Sheila Marlow, both of Holly Creek, and Shelly Martinez with husband Ascencion of Lukfata Community; along with several nieces, nephews and friends.

  • Patricia Sue McIntosh

    Patricia McIntosh

    Born: 1938

    Died: 4/23/2012

    Maiden Name: n/a

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    Patricia Sue McIntosh, 74, passed away on April 23, 2012, in Long Beach. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Richard L. McIntosh; daughter Lori Lee Pistey with husband Wayne of Long Beach; sons, Richard D. McIntosh and David P. McIntosh with wife Cindy of Monument, Colo.; brother John F. Casey of Spiro; seven grandchildren; four step grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces.

  • Freda Phaun Jones Martin

    Freda Phaun Jones Martin

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    Freda Phaun Jones Martin