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  • Marjorie Imogene Thielke

    Marjorie Imogene Thielke

    Born: 1/31/1927

    Died: 3/3/2004

    Maiden Name: Petty

    Honorific: n/a

    Marjorie Imogene Thielke, 77, passed away March 3, 2004, in Carson City, Nevada. She was born January 31, 1927, to Benton Haynes Petty and Pauline Ursula (Trueblood) Petty in Terre Haute, Indiana.

    She was one of five children who were separated among relatives when she was 6 years old, after their father died. Her mother was an original enrollee of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. As a child, she lived with her Choctaw grandmother at her hotel in Randsburg, California, in the Mojave Desert, among other places. She graduated from high school in Fallon, Nevada. She married Raymond Thielke in 1946 after they met in Washington, D.C., where they were both working for the U.S. Navy. They later divorced.

    In addition to working for the U.S. Navy, Marjorie worked as a cartographer for the U.S. Geological Survey. Marjorie was active in the civil rights movement in Washington, D.C., in the 1960s. She had a keen artistic eye, working in needlecrafts, sewing, woodworking, painting and beading, and other media as well.

    She was preceded in death by two older brothers, Curtis and Bryan Petty. It is unknown whether her other siblings survive her.

    Survivors include her former husband, Ray, of Carson City; son, Wesley Thielke of Hillsborough, New Jersey; daughters, Evelyn Greene of Louisville, Colorado, and Nola Smith of Carmichael, California; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Emily, David and Daniel Thielke, Adam, Cody, Michael and Lisa Greene and Phoebe and Katherine Smith.

  • Hansel Thompson Jr.

    Hansel Thompson Jr.

    Born: 1/20/1952

    Died: 4/7/2003

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Hansel Thompson Jr., 51, passed away April 7, 2003, in Ada, Oklahoma. He was born January 20, 1952, in Talihina, Oklahoma, the son of Hansel Jenner Thompson and Patsy Ruth (Hunter) Thompson. He grew up in the Hugo area.

    Mr. Thompson was a backhoe operator and a member of the Baptist faith.

    He was preceded in death by his father; one sister, Rebecca Ann Thompson, and grandfathers, Buck Hunter and Joseph Ward Thompson.

    Survivors include his partner and special friend of 12 years, Sug Hendrix; his mother, Patsy Ruth Thompson of Hugo; three daughters, Tammy Michelle Tyer and her husband, William Gordon Tyer, of Ardmore, Oklahoma, Jessica Nicole Thompson and Kala LeAnn Thompson, both of Drumright, Oklahoma; stepdaughter, Jeanne Davidson of Coalgate, Oklahoma; sister, Kay Brownfield and husband, Larry Brownfield, of Valliant, Oklahoma; brother, Richard Thompson and his wife, Shirley, of Durant; grandmother, Pauline Hunter of Hugo; three grandchildren, Rebecca Tyer, Shelton Tyer and Hunter Davidson, along with many other relatives and friends.

  • Caroline "Corny" Taylor

    Caroline “Corny” Taylor

    Born: 2/27/1960

    Died: 4/19/2004

    Maiden Name: David

    Honorific: n/a

    Caroline “Corny” Taylor, 44, passed away April 9, 2004. She was born February 27, 1960, in Talihina, Oklahoma, to Arville David and Willa (Dozier) David. Corny had lived all her life in Choctaw County, Oklahoma, as a mother and homemaker.

    She was preceded in death by her father, Arville David, on December 24, 2003.

    Corny was loved by many family and friends. She was a very honest and caring person who will be missed.

    Survivors include four sons, Ryan Scott Taylor, John William Taylor, Todd Wayne Taylor and Tad Piearcy Taylor; mother, Willa David; two sisters, Cindy Allen and husband, Danny, and Bee Jay David; two brothers, Steve David and wife, Becky, and Scott David; one granddaughter, Mikela Lynn Taylor; five nieces; two nephews, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many other very special friends.

  • Georgia Rose Thompson

    Georgia Rose Thompson

    Born: 8/26/1925

    Died: 5/17/2004

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Georgia Rose Thompson, 78, passed away May 17, 2004, in Childress, Texas. She was born August 26, 1925, in Durant, Oklahoma. She and her husband, the Rev. Norman Thompson Sr., were married 60 years. He preceded her in death in 1993. Mrs. Thompson enjoyed working in her yard. She was a member of Pentecostals of Childress.

    Survivors include four daughters and their husbands, Georgia and Troy Lovelady of Palestine, Texas, Opal and Jim Bailey of Childress, Norma and Dewayne Alexander of Lubbock, Texas, and Linda Cabler of Shamrock, Texas; four sons, Norman Thompson Jr. of Palestine, Lawrence and Levinie Thompson of Clovis, New Mexico, Charles David and Malinda Thompson and Bill and Anita Thompson, all of Childress; two sisters, Meada Rusco of Austin, Texas, and Flora Dillard of Pottsboro, Texas; 29 grandchildren and 57 great-grandchildren.

    Georgia Rose Thompson

  • Joann Ishcomer Triplett

    Joann Ishcomer Triplett

    Born: 8/18/1970

    Died: 3/21/2004

    Maiden Name: Ishcomer

    Honorific: n/a

    Joann Ishcomer Triplett, 33, of Clinton, Oklahoma, passed away March 21, 2004, in the Integris Clinton Regional Hospital. She was born August 18, 1970, in Lawton, Oklahoma, to Nathan and Patty Ishcomer.

    Joann graduated from Eldorado High School in 1989 and attended Altus Junior College. She worked as a home health care nurse until failing health forced her to retire. She moved to Clinton from Eldorado in 1999 and had lived in Grace Living Center for a couple of years before regaining enough independence to live in her own home. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Clinton and enjoyed crocheting, sewing and baking in her spare time.

    She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Daniel and Josephine Ishcomer and Clifford and Pauline Myers, and an aunt, Barbara Ishcomer Taylor.

    Survivors include two daughters, Amanda and Tara Triplett of Eldorado; parents, Nathan and Patty Ishcomer of Quanah, Texas; four sisters, Shelly Cotton of Oklahoma City, Diana Holstein of Dallas, Texas, Christal Adams of Eldorado and Ashley Ishcomer of Quanah; and three brothers, Bradley Ishcomer of Yukon, Oklahoma, and Brandon and Cleveland Ishcomer of Quanah.

    Joann Ishcomer Triplett

  • Delia Tom

    Delia Tom

    Born: 9/13/1926

    Died: 6/10/2004

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Delia Mae Tom, 77, of Keota, Oklahoma, passed away June 10, 2004, at the Haskell County Nursing Center. She was born September 13, 1926, in Sans Bois to Susie Terrell. She was raised by her grandparents, Houston and Louisa Terrell.

    She lived most of her life in the Kinta, Oklahoma, area and attended school at the Sans Bois School House and later went to the Kinta School. After World War II, she married Albert D. Tom. He was a World War II veteran. They were married for over 40 years before he preceded her in death. They lived in several areas of Oklahoma but always came back to the Kinta area.

    Mrs. Tom worked for the Sunshine Laundry. One of her favorite pastimes was fishing.

    She was also preceded in death by her mother, grandparents, one brother and two sisters.

    Survivors include one son, Boyde Wayne Tom of Hartshorne, Oklahoma; cousin, Johnny Terrell of Kinta; sister, Katherine Mayhall of Stigler, Oklahoma, and many other relatives.

  • Catherine (Wallen) Thompson

    Catherine (Wallen) Thompson

    Born: 4/21/1927

    Died: 8/4/2004

    Maiden Name: Wallen

    Honorific: n/a

    Catherine (Wallen) Thompson passed away August 4, 2004. She was born on April 21, 1927, in Milton, Oklahoma, to Julia Bledsoe Wallen and Isom Wallen. Catherine married James Thompson on January 28, 1946, in Stigler, Oklahoma. They had seven children - three daughters and four sons.

    Catherine and James spent their married life in Talihina, McAlester and Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 1999, three years after the passing of James, she and son Glen moved back to Talihina where she was reunited with many friends and relatives and made many new friends. Catherine was loved and will be missed by many.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; stepmother, Lena (Thompson) Wallen; sisters, Dora Evelyn Starkey, Ina McCurtain and Laura Tippy Wallen and husband, James.

    Survivors include a brother, Guy Wallen of Talihina; four sisters, Norma Wallen, Wilean Swerington, Wilma Smith and Delores Dee Davis, all of Talihina; three daughters, Diana and husband, Tommy Brixey, Teresa Wagoner and husband, Mike Chandler, of Tulsa, and Brenda and husband, Isaac Wacoche of Talihina; four sons, Edwin and wife, Lisa, Glen Thompson of Tahlequah, and Jay and Dennis Thompson of Tulsa; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and many, many friends.

    Catherine (Wallen) Thompson

  • Marion Emmitt Talley

    Marion Emmitt Talley

    Born: 8/31/1920

    Died: 5/19/1998

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Marion Emmitt Talley, 77, of Duncan, Oklahoma passed away Friday, June 19, 1998. He was born August 31, 1920 in Mead, Oklahoma to Marion and Annie (Thomas) Talley. His mother, Annie was an original Choctaw enrollee.

    Mr. Talley volunteered for the U.S. Army when he was 16 years old and spent his World War II service years in the Pacific Theater. He served in the Signal Corps and attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. In 1945, he received his honorable discharge.

    He was a member of the VFW in Duncan and the local Pipefitters Union 344 of Oklahoma City. He was a retired union pipefitter and was a roughneck in the oil field from 1945 to 1963.

    He married Jessie Helen Wilson on September 24, 1947 in Denison, Texas.

    Survivors include his wife of the home; two sons, Gene Talley of Oklahoma City and Danny Talley and wife, Bonnie, of Duncan; two brothers, Alton Talley and wife, Jewel, of Mead and Clovis Talley and wife, Billie of Odessa, Texas; four sisters, Geraline Thomas and husband, Jay, of Mead, Marlene Luter and husband, Karl, of Bokchito, Linda Boaen of Calera and Sue Mooney and husband, Ronnie, of Little Rock, Arkansas; six grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

  • Jeffery Taylor

    Jeffery Taylor

    Born: 8/13/1971

    Died: 10/11/2004

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Jeffery Taylor, 33, passed away October 11, 2004, at Parkland Hospital, Dallas, Texas. He was born August 13, 1971, in Dallas. He had lived in Bethel, Oklahoma, most of his life and enjoyed mechanic work.

    He was preceded in death by his father, Melton Taylor.

    Survivors include his mother, Louise Taylor; stepfather, Donald Roberts; three sisters, one brother, and two brothers-in-law, Teresa and Mike Longoria and Cathy and Arture Navarro, all of Dallas, Connie Taylor of Broken Bow, Oklahoma, and Michael Taylor of Battiest, Oklahoma; his best friend, Simon Garcia of Dallas, and many cousins and friends.

    You will always be in our hearts.

    Jeffery Taylor

  • Noah Thomas

    Noah Thomas

    Born: 4/27/1914

    Died: 3/5/2005

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Noah Thomas, 90, of Ardmore, Oklahoma, passed away March 5, 2005, in Duncan, Oklahoma. He was born April 27, 1914, at Durwood, Oklahoma, to Ransom and Mary (Taylor) Thomas. Noah was raised in Marshall County and spent his whole life in Marshall and Carter counties where he always farmed for a living.

    He married Blanch Huffman on May 9, 1931, in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, and she preceded him in death on November 1, 1986.

    Noah was a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He enjoyed people and helping them. He always kept an old stray dog around the house. He loved working in the garden and he enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He was affiliated with the Southern Baptist faith.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one son, Wendell; one great-grandson, and one great-granddaughter.

    Survivors include his children, Kenneth Thomas of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Robert Thomas and Betty Blancett, both of Dickson, Oklahoma, Pearl Downey of Duncan, Oklahoma, and Chris Woodruff of Mannsville, Oklahoma; 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

  • Ricky Joe Tollett

    Ricky Joe Tollett

    Born: 4/26/1962

    Died: 3/27/2005

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Ricky Joe Tollett, 42, of Talihina, Oklahoma, passed away March 27, 2005, in Talihina. He was born April 26, 1962, in Ada, Oklahoma, to Bob Tollett and Sue Lively Tollett.

    Ricky survived cancer at a young age. He was one of the first success stories of Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City where he was treated for Hodgkin’s disease. He was a dedicated and active member of the First Baptist Church of Talihina and worked as an auto mechanic.

    Ricky’s grandparents, one aunt, and two cousins preceded him in death.

    Survivors include his parents of Holdenville; siblings, David and Bradley Tollett and Deanna Crawford-Townsend of Ada, Oklahoma; two nieces, Lauren Tollett and Chandler Crawford; two nephews, Brandon Tollett and Coleman Crawford; and numerous aunts, uncles, other relatives and friends.

  • Jacquline Jean (Mix) Timberman

    Jacquline Jean (Mix) Timberman

    Born: 9/29/1941

    Died: 9/11/2003

    Maiden Name: Mix

    Honorific: n/a

    Jacquline Jean (Mix) Timberman, 62, of Albion, Oklahoma, formerly of Colebren, Colorado, passed away September 11, 2003. She was born September, 29, 1941, in Gunnison, Colorado, to John and Myrtle Willie-Mix.

    She was a homemaker and enjoyed her children and grandchildren. Jackie was a very special lady always willing to lend a helping hand, loved to crochet and loved spending time with her family. She married Raymond Timberman on May 6, 1978, in North Glen, Colorado.

    She was preceded in death by her father, John Mix; brother, Sonny Marsh, and granddaughter, Hanna Timberman.

    Survivors include her husband, Raymond of the home; three sons, Jack Harris of Byers, Colorado, Tim Harris of Meeker, Colorado, and Raymond McBroom of Mesa, Colorado; two daughters, Lynn Harris of Byers and Shawna Anderson of Edwards, California; one stepson, Raymond Timberman of Albion; 13 grandchildren; three brothers, James Bottomiller of Chitwood, British Columbia, John Mix of Molina, Colorado, and Joe Mix of north Glen, Colorado; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Jeanett and Jim Rauch of Mesa, Colorado, and Juanita Medez of Denver, Colorado; father-in-law, Raymond L. Timberman of Commerce City, Colorado; mother, Myrtle McBroom of Fruita, Colorado; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

  • Naomi F. Turner

    Naomi F. Turner

    Born: 2/27/1919

    Died: 8/10/2002

    Maiden Name: Ward

    Honorific: n/a

    Naomi F. Turner, 83, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2002, in Chula Vista, California. She was born February 27, 1919 in Wardville, Oklahoma to Herbert Stanley and Geneva Norwood Ward.

    Her grandfather, Henry P Ward, was the first federal judge in Atoka, Indian Territory.

    Survivors include her sons, Gene Turner and Wesley Turner; sisters Adene O’Quinn of Bethel, Oklahoma and Mary Montijo of Chula Vista; brothers, Herbert P. Ward of McAlester, Oklahoma and David L. Ward of Merlin, Oregon; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Naomi was very proud of her Choctaw heritage. She is greatly missed by her family and friends.

  • Evelyn A. Jones Taylor

    Evelyn A. Jones Taylor

    Born: 6/1/1939

    Died: 5/19/2005

    Maiden Name: Jones

    Honorific: n/a

    Evelyn A. Jones Taylor, 65, of Moyers, Oklahoma, passed away May 19, 2005. She was born June 1, 1939, in Divide, Oklahoma, to the late Jackson Jones and Sally Wilkins Jones. Evelyn lived in Talihina, Oklahoma, until 1989 when she moved to the Moyers area.

    Evelyn was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who, in her spare time, enjoyed going to singing conventions, watching kids playing ball, traveling with Choctaw Nation senior citizens groups, and spending time with her family and friends. She was also a member of the Greenhill Baptist Church in Talihina.

    She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Waylon Nelson.

    Survivors include her husband, Buddy Taylor, of the home; Peggy Nichols and husband, Ronald, of Moyers; sisters, Louella Waitman of Durant, Oklahoma, and Elizabeth Siwer of San Diego, California; brothers, Eugene Jones and wife, Margie, of Talihina and Travis Baker of Durant; grandchildren, Teela Nichols, Tamara Nichols and R.J. Nichols, all of Antlers, Oklahoma; great-grandchildren, Lailah Walton of Antlers, Carmen Broomfield of Antlers, and Dante Nichols of Moyers; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

  • Julius Taylor

    Julius Taylor

    Born: 5/16/1911

    Died: 5/24/2005

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Julius Taylor, 94, passed away May 24, 2005. He was born May 16, 1911.

    Mr. Taylor loved the Lord and at times was seen reading his Choctaw Bible and hymns. The Lord gave him the gift of tickling the ivory keys for various churches in both Oklahoma and Texas. Although he never took lessons or read sheet music, he learned how to play the piano by ear.

    He moved his family to Dallas, Texas, in July 1959 and retired in the late 1970s. He had attended United Indian Methodist Church in Dallas. He was faithful in church until his health prevented him from attending.

    He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane Taylor, and sons, Ernest Taylor, Raymond Taylor, and Edgar Taylor.

    Survivors include his children, Williston Taylor of Antlers, Oklahoma, Melvina Washington of Hayward, California, Juanita Caudill of San Diego, California, Nadine Smith of Ada, Oklahoma, Virginia Tafoya of Sante Fe, New Mexico, and Elizabeth Osage of Dallas; and several nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

    We will greatly miss Julius and he will always be remembered and treasured in our memories.

    Julius Taylor

  • Dennis Neal Tucker

    Dennis Neal Tucker

    Born: 3/2/1951

    Died: 3/3/2003

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Dennis Neal Tucker passed away Monday, March 3, 2003. He was born March 2, 1951 in Chickasha, Oklahoma.

    His family moved to Alaska when he was six years old and he lived there until he joined the U.S. Marines in 1969. Stationed in California, he made that his home until he passed away of pancreatic cancer at the young age of 52.

    Dennis loved dreding for gold in the Sierra Nevada, fishing, hiking and all nature. He treasured his family and home life. He was always generous to those in need. The world has lost a beautiful man.

    Survivors include his wife of 27 years, Sandra Lee, and two sons, Neal Lee and Virgil Aaron California; his mother, Clara McKee, and two sisters, Glenda Cross and Charleen Carney, of Alaska; and many nieces and nephews.

  • Evelyn Lee Toumbs

    Evelyn Lee Toumbs

    Born: 10/15/1925

    Died: 2/23/2003

    Maiden Name: Anderson

    Honorific: n/a

    Evelyn Lee Toumbs, 77, of Talihina, Oklahoma passed away Sunday, February 23, 2003 at the Choctaw Nation Heath Center in Talihina. She was born on October 15, 1925 in Talihina to Bethal and Girdie Elliott-Anderson.

    Evelyn attended Haskell Indian Institute in Lawrence, Kansas and received her LPN license at the Lawton Indian Hospital. She was a retired nurse of 30 years at the PHS Indian Hospital. She was a loving mother and grandmother.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Ethel Grace Escue, Delta Lawrence Anderson and Ester Lois Glenn, and three brothers, Tommy, Clifton and Everett Anderson.

    Survivors include four children, Delta Elanie of Talihina, Eugenia Layman and husband, David, of Savoy, Texas, Jack Gilbert of Sandoval, Illinois and James Elliott of Wilburton, Oklahoma; four brothers, her twin, Edwin Buddy” Anderson and wife

  • Tony Lloyd Terry

    Tony Lloyd Terry

    Born: 7/12/1963

    Died: 11/13/2002

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Tony Lloyd Terry, 39, passed away Wednesday, November 13, 2002 in Aledo, Texas. He was born July 12, 1963 in Poteau, Oklahoma.

    He was a member of the outreach of Love Church in Springtown, Texas and a member of the Choctaw Nation. He worked as a specialty cabinet maker. He loved to work with wood and build beautiful things. His never-ending wish was to move with his children back to Oklahoma with “God’s people.” He loved family gatherings and his children were his reason for living.

  • Willard Coleman Townsend

    Willard Coleman Townsend

    Born: 11/15/1940

    Died: 6/11/2001

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Willard Coleman Townsend, 60, of Durant, Oklahoma and former Lehigh resident passed away Monday, June 11, 2001 at Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas. He was born November 15, 1940 at Lehigh to Willard Pharmer and Marcela Jean (Mill) Townsend.

    Coleman was a 1958 graduate of Coagate High School and attended Seminole Junior College and Oklahoma City University. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. He was of the Baptist faith and a Mason with the Durant Lodge. He married Patricia Ann McAusland in Sherman, Texas.

    Coleman was the Executive Director of Choctaw Nation Tribal Police and Choctaw Nation Tribal Security. He had served as a lieutenant with the Seminole Police Department, Chief of Police with the Wewoka Police Department for over three years and as an agent with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. He also served in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division.

    His parents prceded him in death.

    Survivors include Coleman’s wife, Patricia, of the home in Durant; three children, Lora Ann Townsend of Durant, Tweety Prough of Clanton, Alabama, and Ginna Marie Hill and husband, Dale, of Ninnekah, Oklahoma; five grandchildren, Justin Coleman Townsend and Brandon Lee Prough, both of Durant, Preston Dokota Prough of Clanton, and Colton Dale Hill and Triston Lane Hill, both of Ninnekah; a sister, Virginia Townsand of Coalgate; siter-in-law, Mary Layton and husband, Bob, of Coalgate; two aunts, Beatrice Wolf817,Herman “”Keat”” C. Kerns”

  • Ethel M. Tims

    Ethel M. Tims

    Born: 11/20/1939

    Died: 6/2/2001

    Maiden Name: Morris

    Honorific: n/a

    Ethel, M. Tims, 61, of Broken Bow, Oklahoma passed away Saturday, June 2, 2001 at Idabel, Oklahaoma.

    Mrs. Tims was born November 20, 1939 in Spencerville, Oklahoma, the daughter of Victor and Ida (Morris) Tims. She lived many years in Dallas, Texas where she worked at a sewing factory and did upholstery. She moved back to this area in 1970. She was a lay speaker for the Methodist Church.

    Survivors include two brothers, Lester Tims of Jenks, Oklahoma and Silas Tims of Ft. Towson, Oklahoma; two sisters, Rebecca Samuels of Hugo, Oklahoma and Lena Battiest of Broken Bow; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

  • Mark Robert Taylor

    Mark Robert Taylor

    Born: 12/31/1965

    Died: 7/15/2001

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Mark Robert Taylor, 35, passed away Sunday, July 15, 2001 at his residence. He had courageously battled acute lymphocytic Leukemia for nine months.

    Mark was born on December 31, 1965 in West Allis to Jonathon “Jack” and Patricia Taylor. Mark was married to his soulmate, Kellie Toollefson, on April 24, 1990. Together they had two beautiful girls, Nicole, 5, and Megan, 1.

    He attended Waukesha North High School and graduated from Washington Park High School in Racine in 1984.

  • Harold McDuff Tennent

    Harold McDuff Tennent

    Born: 10/9/1914

    Died: 8/6/2001

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Harold McDuff Tennent, 86, of Sringfield, Oregon passed away August 6, 2001. He was born October 9, 1914 to Robert and Kate (Hammond) Tennent. He married Irene Wilson on December 21, 1939 in McAlester, Oklahoma.

    Harold first worked in local wheat fields, then for, Sam Eli Davis.

  • Ida Temple

    Ida Temple

    Born: n/a

    Died: 4/16/2000

    Maiden Name: Lewis

    Honorific: n/a

    Ida Temple, 93, passed away April 16, 2000. A member of the Hochatown community, she had lived in McCurtain County Oklahona since 1930.

    Mrs. Temple was a homemaker but had also worked outside of the home as a nurse for a while. She loved her church and was a very devoted Christian woman. A member of the Goodland First United Methodist Church, she had seved as an elder and a Sunday School teacher.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Alice Lewis; her husband; two children and one grandchild.

    Survivors include grandchildren, Cynthia Ann Maxwell of Idabel, Oklahoma, Pamela Elaine Dicus of Denver Colorado, Janice Kay Chavez of Oklahoma City and Sandra Lou Shumake of Los Angeles, California; six great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

  • Marshall C. Teague

    Marshall C. Teague

    Born: 9/3/1954

    Died: 4/24/2000

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Marshall C. Teague, 45, passed away on April 24, 2000 in the Methodist Hospital, San Antonio, Texas. He was born September 3, 1954 at Long Beach, California.

    Survivors include his wife, Sarah; daughters, Heather and Kendra; son, Marshall C. Teague II; grandson, Derrin Issac Smith; father, Marshall Teague, Sr.; mother, Georgie Brehm; brother, Danny D. Teague, and sister, Dottie Thibodueax and Linda Frazer.

  • Edith Semple Truel

    Edith Semple Truel

    Born: 3/6/1912

    Died: 3/29/2000

    Maiden Name: Semple

    Honorific: n/a

    Edith Semple Truel, 88, passed away March 29, 2000 among family and friends who will miss her greatly. Edith was born March 6, 1912 in Caddo to Frank and Helen Semple.

    She graduated from Southeastern State College and later earned her master’s from the University of Oklahoma. She was married in Washington, D.C., January 1941 to James Truel of Kingfisher, Oklahoma. They had four sons.

    Edith was a direct descendant of Pater P. Pitchlynn.

  • Randy Timberman

    Randy Timberman

    Born: 11/11/1970

    Died: 9/20/2005

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Randy Timberman of El Reno passed away September 20, 2005, in Oklahoma City after a tragic accident. He was born November 11, 1970 in Oklahoma City.

    Randy was the grandson of Melvin Timberman Sr. of New Jersey, Mary Ruth Watson Timberman of Smithville, both deceased, and Geraldine Alexander of Oklahoma City. He was a proud Choctaw and Chickasaw.

    Randy was a Cheyenne and Arapaho Wildland Firefighter, a part of the Community Emergency Response Team of El Reno, and had most recently been involved in the hurricane relief effort in Louisiana. He loved being outdoors, playing drums and guitar, and helping others. He will be well remembered and greatly missed for his infectious grin and as a loving father, husband, brother and son.

    Survivors include his wife E.T. (Esther), three stepsons, one stepdaughter, and two grandchildren of the home; his mother, Sharon Wright, Blanchard; father, Mel Timberman, Oklahoma City; brothers, Jody Timberman, Oklahoma City, and Clarence Wright, Blanchard; sister, Christene Voyzey, Pennsylvania, and numerous loving aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and extended family.

    Randy Timberman

  • Dian Mashell Thomas

    Dian Mashell Thomas

    Born: 12/21/1964

    Died: 4/29/2006

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Dian Mashell Thomas, 41, passed away on April 29, 2006, in Fresno, California. She was born December 21, 1964, in Chowchilla, California.

    Dian was in customer service at Bank of America Call Center, Fresno. She enjoyed her cats and will be remembered fondly for her love of animals.

    Survivors include one daughter, Blaze Silva; her parents, Manuel and Marnell Thomas of Chowchilla; two brothers, Terry Thomas of Stockton, California, and Brad Thomas of Madera, California. She was the granddaughter of the late James and Susie Rose of Chowchilla.

  • Joseph Eddine Thompson

    Joseph Eddine Thompson

    Born: 11/29/1925

    Died: 3/2/2007

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Joseph Eddine Thompson passed away on March 2, 2007, in Speer, Oklahoma. He was born November 29, 1925, in Fort Towson. He married Christine Caldwell on November 5, 1947, in Hugo.

    Joseph was a retired veteran, mechanic and rancher. He lived to be 81 years old and enjoyed watching baseball and the western channel, playing snooker pool and working on cars. He was also a proud member of the Choctaw Nation and attended High Hill Church.

    Joseph was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Ward and mother Selea Aaron and Josephine Thompson; wife, Christine Thompson; two sons, Eddie Chris Thompson and Joseph Patrick Thompson; brother, Hansel Jenner Thompson; and great-grandson, Anthony Scott Songer.

    Survivors include his brother, Perry Thompson and wife Gail; sister, Iva Wallace and husband Daniel of Hugo; daughters, Geneva and husband Johnny Songer and Janice and husband Robert Finch, all of Hugo; one son, Ronnie and wife Bobbiejo Thompson of Hugo; grandchildren, Jarvis Finch, Robin Hunter, Lisa Hunter, John Songer Jr., Andrea Finch, Kristen Thompson and Alex Joseph Thompson; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchildren.

    Joseph Eddine Thompson

  • Dora Bertha Tims

    Dora Bertha Tims

    Born: 1/16/1915

    Died: 7/22/2007

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Dora Bertha Tims, 92, of Claremore, passed away July 22, 2007, peacefully after an illness in the Claremore Indian Hospital. She was born January 16, 1915, at home near Fort Towson, Oklahoma, to James B. Tims and Viney Tims. They preceded her in death in 1941.

  • Polly Sue Tiger

    Polly Sue Tiger

    Born: n/a

    Died: 6/6/1997

    Maiden Name: Armstrong

    Honorific: n/a

    Polly Sue Tiger passed away on June 6, 1997. She was an avid bowler and a native of Oklahoma.

    She was the beloved wife of Cedric, loving mother of Sidney Foster, cherished daughter of Cleo Armstrong, dear sister of Patricia McCosar of Holdenville, Oklahoma, Tiyiana Mankiller of Stillwater, Oklahoma and Charles Dana of San Francisco, California; dear niece to Ester Willis of Holdenville. She is also survived by ma y nieces and nephews.

  • Susie Mae Thompson

    Susie Mae Thompson

    Born: 1/6/1930

    Died: 11/12/1997

    Maiden Name: Polk

    Honorific: n/a

    Susie Mae Thompson of Weight City, Oklahoma was born January 6, 1930 in Bennington Oklahoma to Willis Polk and Annie Carney. She passed way on to the spirit world on November 12, 1997 at Idabel, Oklahoma. A traditional Chahta Burial Wake was held at her home in Wright City.

    Susie was married to Robert H. Thompson Sr. of Spencerville Oklahoma on May 3, 1948 in Hugo Oklahoma. She was a wife, mother and homemaker who resided in Wright City. She was affiliated with the Bible Baptist Church of Wright City and Hampton Chapel in Fort Towson, Oklahoma. She loved to travel and enjoyed playing bingo. Her parents and paternal grandparents Sephas and Mary Polk are original enrollees of the Choctaw and Chickasaw rolls. Her husband’s family Hampton and Narcissa (James) Thompson and his paternal grandparents, Henry and Illie (Pisahambe) Thompson of Spencerville are original enrollees and decedents of the Okla Falaya (Long People), Okla Hannalli (Six Town People) and Haiyip Atuklo (two Lakes/ Ponds) from the Mississippi Band of Choctaws Indians of Philadelphia, Mississippi area which is the original homeland of all Choctaws.

    She is preceded in death by her parents, Willis and Annie Carney Polk Roberts; brother, Hampton Polk and son, Lee Roy Thompson.

    She is survived by her loving husband, Robert H Thompson Sr of Wright City; one brother Dick and Barbara Polk of Bennington; three sons, Robert H Thompson Jr., of Wright City, Anthony L Thompson of Alexandria Virginia; Dean and Sue Tait Thompson of broken Bow Oklahoma; five daughters, Corliss Dwight of broken Bow, Laverne A. Buckley of Tulsa Oklahoma Debra Wolfmule of Wright City, Diane and Donald Roberts of Broken Bow and Phyllis Williston of Tulsa; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

  • O.D.Terrell, Jr.

    O.D.Terrell, Jr.

    Born: 9/9/1953

    Died: 8/30/1997

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    O.D.Terrell, Jr., 43 of Kinta, Oklahoma died Saturday, August 30, 1997, in an automobile accident.

    Terrell was born September 9, 1953 in Talihina, Oklahoma, the son of O.D. and Imogene (Billy) Terrell, Dr. He was raised and attended school in Kinta.

    He married the former Nancy Stevens on January 6, 1984 in Kinta.

    He lived most of his life in Kinta. He had worked as a equipment operator for Haskell County District #3 Commissioner, Larry Webb. He was a member of Fishcreek Freewill Baptist Church.

    He was preceded in death by one brother, Frankie Terrell.

    He is survived by his wife, Nancy of the home, two sons, James Houston Terrell and Robert Gene Terrell, both of the home; his parents O.D. and Imogene Terrell of Kinta; two brothers, Johnny Terrell of Stigler, Oklahoma and Michael Terrell of Kinta; two sisters, Louise Gonzalez of Kinta and Ima Gonzalez of Fredrick.

    O.D.Terrell, Jr.

  • Shawn Tallant

    Shawn Tallant

    Born: 2/21/1963

    Died: 7/20/2007

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Shawn Tallant, 44, of Joplin, Missouri, passed away July 20, 2007. He was born February 21, 1963, in Bakersfield, California, and had lived in the Joplin area most of his life.

    He owned and operated TNT Asphalt Construction Co. and previously worked in security in Tulsa. He was a member of Central Christian Center.

    Shawn and Connie Ashley were married August 17, 1992, in Joplin.

    He was preceded in death by a son, Rocky Don Walker; his father, Bill Tallant; a sister, Billie Jean Tallant; and a grandmother, Jessie Mae Tallant.

    Survivors include his wife; six children, Justin Danielson of Joplin, Teila Tallant and Cruise Tallant, both of Kellyville, Oklahoma, Shawn Tallant Jr. of Miami, Oklahoma, Eric Tallant of Oswego, Kansas, and Andrew Tallant of Joplin; his mother and stepfather who raised Shawn, Janice and Carl Walker of Duenweg, Missouri; stepmother, Ann Tallant of Bakersfield; four brothers, Harold Walker and Robert Walker, both of Joplin, and Vince Tallant and Timmy Tallant, both of Bakersfield; four sisters, Joyce Tallant of Joplin, Shandra Walker of Joplin, Roberta Elliott of Lamar, Missouri, and Lucinda Tallant of Bakersfield; grandmother, Inez Duncan of Bakersfield; and five grandchildren, Nicole, Rocky, Kelly, Noah, and Preston.

  • Julia Stella Tims

    Julia Stella Tims

    Born: 12/24/1911

    Died: 10/23/2007

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Julia Stella Tims, 95, passed away October 23, 2007. She was born December 24, 1911 to James Brown and Viney Davis Tims.

    She was married to Isaac Wilson Sr. in 1933. They had 10 children together before being divorced.

    Julia was of the Methodist faith for the biggest part of her life but converted to the Baptist faith in her later years. She was truly devoted to her church and continued attending until she wasnt physically able. Another devotion of hers was all her children, grandchildren, and all the other people who came into her life. She loved to make a garden for her vegetables which she did until just two or three years ago. The gardens became smaller every year until she gave it up.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Edgar and James Tims; sisters, Dora and infant Dela Tims; a half-brother, Rufus Tims; a half-sister, Martha Jacob; stepdaughters, Mary Jane Samis and Anna Mae Wilson; a stepson, known as Big Junior; sons, R.B. and Lester Ray Wilson; and an infant, Charlie Wilson.

    Survivors include her sons and daughter-in-law, Leroy and Richard Wilson of Smithville, Isaac Wilson Jr. of New Caney, Texas, and Robert and Paulette Wilson of Tahlequah; daughters and sons-in-law, Dora Wilson of Haskell, Ruby and Dale Smith of Boynton and Opal and Eugene Ludlow of Smithville; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, some great-great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends from all over the United States.

    Life without her will be difficult but she has finally gotten the peace and rest that she so greatly deserved. She made a big difference in a lot of lives and will be dearly missed by all.

    Julia Stella Tims

  • Matthew A. Taylor

    Matthew A. Taylor

    Born: 5/9/1955

    Died: 12/4/2007

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Matthew A. Taylor, 52, of Broken Bow passed away December 4, 2007, at Broken Bow. He was born May 9, 1955, in Antlers, the son of Joseph and Helen McCurtain Taylor.

    Matthew worked many years for the Eaton Corporation in Shawnee as a machinest and was currently employed at the Choctaw Casino in Broken Bow. He was an avid OU football fan and Yankees baseball fan and enjoyed fishing and hunting. Matthew will be dearly missed by his family and friends for his special laugh, quick wit, and wonderful smile.

    He was preceded in death by his father.

    Survivors include his mother of Broken Bow; three sisters, Ruby Choate and husband Lyman, Broken Bow, Priscilla Coleman, Broken Bow, and Sandra Denton and husband K.A., Blanchard; two brothers, Perry Taylor, Oklahoma City, and Kim Taylor and Gloria, Oklahoma City; two daughters, Cassidy Tolleson and husband Jess, Prague, and Ashley Hall and husband Jess, Shawnee; special friend, Donna Brinkley of Broken Bow; several nieces, nephews and friends.

  • Isom Patterson Pat Thompson

    Isom Patterson Pat Thompson

    Born: 11/15/1933

    Died: 1/6/2008

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Isom Patterson Pat Thompson, 74, of Anadarko, formerly of Talihina, passed away January 6, 2008, in Oklahoma City. He was born November 15, 1933, in Muse to Jonas and Sally James Thompson.

    Pat and his family moved from Talihina to Anadarko in 1974. He raised his family to know the Lord. He was a little league coach for baseball and football in Talihina and Anadarko. His team won the city league football championship. He coached baseball in Talihina in the 1950s through the 1960s. He was influential in many young lives. He was a great supporter of his children who were active in Anadarko and Riverside athletics. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was an inspiration to his children, grandchildren and many who knew him.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Geneva Morgan; brothers, James Willis and Jonas Thompson Jr.; a niece, Raenella Sue Boren; and an uncle, Homer Thompson.

    Survivors include his wife, JoAnn of the home; nine children, LaVerne Parker of Macy, Nebraska, Robert and Karen Thompson of Hinton, Oklahoma, Stephanie and Nick Gomez of Anadarko, Cordelia and Eli McHenry of Claremore, Oklahoma, Pat Thompson Jr. of Lawrence, Kansas, Laura Thompson and Darrell Horse of Chickasha, Oklahoma, Carmen and Dale Klinecole of Henryetta, Oklahoma, Embry and Saloma Thompson of Oklahoma City, and Cheryl Thompson and fiancÈ Kenny Newell of Chickasha; 38 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren; close relatives, Iola Beever, Raymond Thompson, Donald Thompson and Mary Ann Holman, and many nieces and nephews.

  • Vincent William Tims

    Vincent William Tims

    Born: 7/28/1904

    Died: 9/1/1995

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Vincent William Tims, age 90, of Fort Townson, Oklahoma was born July 28, 1904 to Mitchell and Mildred (Camp) Tims, He passed away September 1, 1994 at the Pushmataha Hospital in Antlers, Oklahoma. He was preceded in death by his wife, Emma (Parish) Tims on May 22, 1983.

    He was a member of Hampton Chapel United Methodist Church.

    Survivors include two granddaughters, Dora Wickson of Fort Townson and Tammy Parrish of Hugo, Oklahoma; three great-granddaughters, Melinda Wickson, Helen Parrish and Monica Sims.

  • Mary Jo Theil

    Mary Jo Theil

    Born: n/a

    Died: 11/14/1994

    Maiden Name: Nolan Clover

    Honorific: n/a

    Mary Jo Theil, of Stone Mountain, Georgia, passed away on November 14, 1994.

    Her survivors include her husband, Mr. Joe Theil; daughter Pam Nolan of Conyers, Georgia; Phil Theil of Fiar hope, Alabama; father Mr. Joe Clover of Stone Mountain and four grandchildren.

    In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to St. Josephs Mercey Foundation Health Care 5671 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd., Ste. 700, Atlanta GA 30342.

  • Paul Thompson

    Paul Thompson

    Born: 5/2/1905

    Died: n/a

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Paul Thompson, 89, of Red Oak, Oklahoma passed way at his home.

    He was born on May 2, 1905 in Wister, Oklahoma. He was the son of Reuben and Rebecca Rose Thompson.

    As a youth he attended Jones Academy in Hartshorne and had worked as a fruit ranch employee in California during the 1940’s. He returned to Latimer County in the early 1950’s and had lived there since.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; his wives, Snoda Thompson and Nellie Sam Thompson; two sons and two nieces.

    Survivors include seven nephews and spouses, Louis and Virginia Sam, Virgil and Bessie Sam and Clifford and Louise Sam all of McAlester, Oklahoma, Cornelius and Norma Sam of Red Oak Oklahoma, Marvin and Mildred Sam of Oklahoma City, Jimmy Sam of Dallas, Texas and Mario Sam of Oklahoma City; a sister-in-law Francis Mackey of Red Oak and numerous great-nieces and nephews.

  • Neva Jean McBride Tackett

    Neva Jean McBride Tackett

    Born: 3/23/1964

    Died: 11/2/2008

    Maiden Name: McBride

    Honorific: n/a

    Neva Jean Tackett, 44, passed away November 2, 2008, in Bokoshe. She was born March 23, 1964, in Talihina to Wilmer Odus and Drucilla Ritter McBride.

    Neva was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Cynthia Holderfield and brother, Harlan Ray McBride.

    Survivors include her two sons, Chris Tackett of Bokoshe and Jason Tackett and wife Jodi of Heavener; her granddaughter, Rumor Tackett of Heavener; her sisters, Pat Vinson of Noble, Sammie Thompson of Panama, Gail Mayer, Shirley Picklesimer and Becky Maxell, all of Poteau; her brothers, Samuel McBride of Carlsbad, New Mexico, Mackey McBride and Tim McBride, both of Poteau; and her special friend, Steven Tackett of Bokoshe.

    Neva Jean McBride Tackett

  • Pauline S. Tom

    Pauline S. Tom

    Born: 2/12/1946

    Died: 11/10/2008

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Pauline S. Tom, 62, passed away on November 10, 2008, in Soper. She was born on February 12, 1946, in Talihina.

    Pauline was a long-time resident of Soper. She married Leonard Chuffy Tom on November 16, 1965, in Soper. She was employed by the Soper School System but also worked for the Indian Health Services. She was a member of Soper Assembly of God Church. Pauline loved her family, church and friends.

    Pauline was preceded in death by her husband; adopted parents, Rev. Ben and Mattie Jackson; biological mother, Alice Jacob; sisters, Bertha Jacob and Cathy Nelson, and brother, Rev. Earl Wallace.

    She is survived by her sisters, Josephine Gallant of Hugo and Liz Smithart of Tushka; brothers, Willie Robinson of Hugo and Donald LeFlore of Antlers; sons and daughters-in-law, Raymond and Claudia Tom of Hugo, Mike and Keshia Tom of Greenwood, Arkansas, Wayland and Dena Tom of Kennett, Missouri, Larry and Dottie Tom of Bennington; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Scott Taylor, Sharon and Jim Davis, and Lenora Jackson all of Hugo; 27 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

  • Shyatesa "Shy" Michelle Tenequer

    Shyatesa “Shy” Michelle Tenequer

    Born: 1/14/1989

    Died: 3/24/2009

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Shyatesa Shy Michelle Tenequer, 20, a lifelong Atoka resident, passed away March 24, 2009, at Blackjack, Oklahoma. She was born January 14, 1989, at Ada to Michael Tenequer and Tiffanie Eskue.

    Shy attended elementary and high school at Atoka, graduating in 2007. She worked as a secretary. She was a member of Atoka First Baptist Church, was Atoka County Choctaw Nation Princess for three years in a row and enjoyed writing poems and hanging out with friends.

    Survivors include her parents, Tiffanie Eskue Alexander of McAlester and Michael Tenequer and wife Lucreta of Garland, Texas; stepfather, Guy Alexander; brothers, Christopher Tenequer of Ada, Jared Tenequer of Garland and Jordan Alexander of McAlester; sisters, Breanna Roberts of Garland and Jessica Paige Tenequer, Nicole Alexander and Saphire Alexander, all of McAlester; niece, Jacklyn Paige Tenequer of McAlester; grandparents, Margaret Lewis Tenequer of Atoka, Royce Wayne Tenequer of Lawton and John Eskue and wife Linda of Atoka; great-grandmothers, Waunetta Eskue of Antlers and Doris Moton of Atoka; great-aunt, Faye Lewis of Dallas; aunts, Janet Mitchell and husband Stuart of Casa Grande, Arizona, Valerie Eskue and fiancÈ Chris Hubanks of Sanger, and Shawna Jones and husband Sean of Edmond; special friend, Robert Stephens of Caney; along with numerous cousins, other relatives and many dear and loved friends.

  • James Millard Thomas

    James Millard Thomas

    Born: 9/9/1900

    Died: 12/18/1991

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    James Millard Thomas of Talihina passed away December 18, 1991 at the Choctaw Indian Hospital. He was born September 9, 1900, northwest of Mead, Indian Territory. He was the son of Della (McIntosh) and A.J. (Jack) Thomas.

    While serving the U.S. Army Air Corp., he married Ruby (McLaughlin) of Kierse, Oklahoma on September 20, 1920. They were married 62 years. She passed away at the Choctaw Indian Hospital at Talihina, Oklahoma in August 1982 and was buried at Silo, Oklahoma.

    Mr. Thomas was an original enrollee of the Choctaw Nation, with the lucky enrollment number 711.

    The old Thomas Chapel School near Mead, Oklahoma was where the beginning of Mr. Thomas’ education began. The old school was built on land donated from his father’s Indian allotted land. A number of years later Millard was working in the oil fields at Pampa, Texas and was converted. He was later ordained as a Baptist Minister at Leflore, Texas in 1932. In order to have a better education, he not only worked full-time but attended high school classes and graduated. Several years later he attended Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

    The family later moved to Mead, Oklahoma in 1938-40 he served as pastor to carious churches while also serving as Bryan County Association Missionary. Due to an old eye injury and health he was advised by his doctor to have less eye strain. He accepted position as Director of Student Air Mechanical School at Weight-Patterson A.F.B. in Ohio. Shortly thereafter, WWII came along and he continued there when a new A.F. Base opened in Liberal, Kansas. He was transferred there as a superintendant. He also ministered and worked hard in any church he attended. Later near the end of the war, he transferred to the still new and small Tinker A.F.B., where he retired in 1962 for health reasons. He became deeply involved in writing Biblical research.

    Millard and Ruby had three children, Randall Thomas of Oklahoma City, Gwendolyn Daniel of Talihina, and Bernice Fowler of Durant. They also had 6 living grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

    In august 1986, Mr. Thomas and Quinnie Lou Rigdon were married. She passed away only 4 months later. She had three children; one son, Cole Rigdon of Mesquite, Texas, Mac Rigdon of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Yvonne Downs of Durant and numerous grandchildren.

    Mr. Thomas was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters. He has three sisters still living, Sudie Cates of Medford, Oregon, Myrtle North calf of Amarillo, Texas and Cleo Green of Mead, Oklahoma.

    Funeral services were conducted Saturday, December 21, 1991 at the Silo Baptist Church with burial at the Silo Cemetery. The service was officiated by Dr. Marley of the Buffalo Valley Baptist Church. A very touching presentation was given by Councilman Randle Durant of Talihina, Oklahoma. He served as a representative of the Choctaw Nation for Chief Hollis Roberts, a personal friend of the Thomas Family.

    Pallbearers were his grandsons, Ralph Norman of Cedar Hill, Texas, Jimmy Fowler of Grand Prairie, Texas, Randy Thomas of El Reno, Oklahoma, Max Burgess of Oklahoma City and one great-grandson,

  • Charles Solomon Taylor

    Charles Solomon Taylor

    Born: 11/28/1899

    Died: 12/29/1988

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Charles Solomon Taylor, 89, of Heavener, passed away Thursday December 29, 1988 in the Talihina hospital. He was a retired butcher, a charter member of the Church of the Nazarene and a member of the Heavener City Council for eight years.

    He is survived by his wife, Roxie; two daughters, Lois Sokolosky of Wilburton, Oklahoma and Tonah Eberhart of Kansas City, Missouri; a son, Harold of Heavener; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

    Mr. Taylor was born November 28, 1899 at Wister, and was a lifetime resident of the area. Rev. David Stevens officiated at services and pallbearers were Charley Wilson, Claud Stanley, Clyde Olive, Ben Curtis, Eddie Olive and Martin Tate.

    Other relatives of Charles Taylor are Lois Ann and Kelly Mill of Dallas, Texas, W.E. Billy of Jersey City, N.J., Vera and Andy Erskine, Muskogee, Willia and Albert Burd, Tallahassee, Florida, Rhonda Erskine of Tulsa, Chris Eberhart of Kansas City, Johnny Sokolosky of Wilburton, Janis and Helen Mason of Marquette, Iowa, Mike Atwood of Ft. Worth, Oscar and Lola McCurtain of Talihina, and Junior and Phyllis Sokolosky of Tulsa.

    Taylor was an original enrollee of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

  • James W. Thompson

    James W. Thompson

    Born: 10/30/1922

    Died: 11/3/1996

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    James W Thompson was born on October 30, 1922 to Isom and Laura Sissie (McKinney) Thompson in LeQuire, Oklahoma. Beloved father, grandfather, brother and friend passed way on November 3, 1996 in Tulsa Oklahoma.

    James married Catherin Wallen on January 28, 1946 in Stigler, Oklahoma. He joined the Air Force in 1942 and served in Word War II until 1945. He then re-enlisted in 1947 and served in the Korean War until 1951.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Turner, Jonas, and Ramsey and one sister, Sophia.

    He is survived by wife, Catherine, of Tulsa; three daughters, Diane Brixey and Teresa Wagoner of Tulsa and Brenda Wacoche of Talihina; four sons, Edwin of Talequah, Oklahoma, Jay, Glen and Dennis of Tulsa; tow brothers, Jerry of Sand Springs, Oklahoma and Homer of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; two sisters, Lena Thompson Wallen of Talihina, Oklahoma and Matilda Thompson Fisher of McAlester, Oklahoma.

  • Joel John Thompson Jr.

    Joel John Thompson Jr.

    Born: 12/14/1917

    Died: 9/4/2006

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Joel John Thompson Jr., 88, passed away September 4, 2006, at his residence in Waco, Texas. He was born December 14, 1917, in Choctaw County, son of Joel J. and Ira Williams Thompson.

    He moved from Oklahoma to the Commerce, Texas, area during the early Depression years. As a young adult he moved back to Hugo. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a PO3. Joel was a sign painter for about 40 years in Waco. He received his airplane pilot’s certificate. He was a member of Richfield Christian Church and for many years a member of Masonic Lodge Waco #92.

    After his first marriage to Glenna Flanagan, he married Judy Millus Thompson who preceded him in death. He then married Lena Gypsy Luttrell. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Dianne Stephenson, and an infant daughter and five sisters.

    Survivors include his wife; sons, Joel John Thompson III and Phil Thompson and his wife, Gwen; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

  • Joey Colleen Tharp

    Joey Colleen Tharp

    Born: n/a

    Died: 10/23/1999

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Joey Colleen Tharp, 71, passed away on October 23, 1999 in Odessa, Texas. Born and raised around Atoka, Oklahoma, she was one-quarter Choctaw and very proud of her heritage.

    Joey enjoyed country music and played and sang in a band for several years. She was homemaker and enjoyed visiting relatives and friends.

    Preceding her in death were her mother, Trannie Anglin; stepfather, Joe Anglin; father, Bill Meeks; son, Billy Crossland, and sister, Margie Miller.

    Survivors include her husband, Lee, of the home; three sons, Johnny Tom Crossland of Atoka, Richy Crossland and wife, Bonnie, and Timmy Crossland and wife, Margaret, all of California; one stepdaughter, Kelly, of Ft. Worth, Texas; one stepson, Mike, of Odessa, Texas; eight grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one aunt, Marjorie Wood, of Bentley, Oklahoma, and many more relatives and friends.

  • Jimmy Lee Taylor

    Jimmy Lee Taylor

    Born: 4/19/1942

    Died: 9/12/2000

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Jimmy Lee Taylor, 58, of Kingston, Oklahoma passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at Texoma Medical Center, Denison, Texas. He was born Sunday, April 19, 1942 in Lane, Oklahoma to Abner and jincey (Tom) Taylor

    On January 23, 1960, he and Ann Howard were married in Olustee, Oklahoma.

    Mr. Taylor was a welder. He loved to fish, hunt and watch sports, especially Monday Night Football. He also loved being around his family, playing with his grandchildren and his dog, Ugly and Coco.

    Preceding Mr. Taylor in death were his mother; son, James Taylor; grandson, Cody Eaves, and brothers; Benny Taylor and Leroy Taylor.

    Survivors include his wife; sons, Jimmy Taylor, Jr. of Clayton, Oklahoma, Benny Taylor of Kingston and Kelly Taylor of Mead, Oklahoma; daughters Peggy Taylor of Kingston and Judy Taylor of Kenefic, Oklahoma; father, Abner Taylor of Ardmore; brother, Newman Taylor of Oklahoma City; sisters, Gladys Taylor and Delores Taylor, both of Ardmore, and Julie Davis of Durant, Oklahoma; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

  • Jeremiah C. Thompson

    Jeremiah C. Thompson

    Born: n/a

    Died: 11/16/1999

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Jeremiah C. Thompson passed away November 16, 1999, at Talihina, Oklahoma.

    Survivors include five daughters, Faye Sago of Gleenpool, Oklahoma, Loretta Perigo of Sand Spring, Okalhoma, Janie Rice of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Elsie Lena of Sapulpa, Oklahoma and Sandra Evans, of Ponca City, Okalhoma; two sons, Tommy Thompson of Prue, Oklahoma and Herma Thompson of Bristow, Oklahoma; two sisters, Lena Wallen of Talihina, Oklahoma and Matilda Fisher of McAlester, Oklahoma; one brother, Homer Thompson of Oklahoma City; 15 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

  • Vera E. Taylor

    Vera E. Taylor

    Born: n/a

    Died: n/a

    Maiden Name: Williams

    Honorific: n/a

    Born November 14, 1914, Vera E. Taylor was raised in Centrahoma, Oklahoma. She was the oldest of 15 children born to Fern and Wilson Williams and very proud of her Choctaw heritage. She passed away January 19, 2000.

    She was preceded in death by sons, Dairl Hansard, David Hansard, Ricky Hansard and William Douglas Taylor III; daughter, Shirley Ann Hansard; grandchildren, George Rackoweicki Hight and William Douglas Taylor II. Also preceding her in death were three stillborn siblings, both parents, sisters Christine Brown, Helen Hanna and Loretta Hickman and a brother, W.C. Williams.

    Survivors include daughters, Peggy Bombara and Carol Smith of California, Connie Sharp of Texas, Donna Holtz and Kathie Fernandez of Arizona; sisters, Opal trent, Bernice Walkup, Jackie Brown and Betty Mae Wright, all of Oklahoma; brothers, J.W., Maurice, Cubby and Pete Williams; 22 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.

  • Jefferson Lee Taylor

    Jefferson Lee Taylor

    Born: 3/21/1952

    Died: 4/19/2001

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Jefferson Lee Taylor passed away on April 19, 2001 in Broken Bow, Oklahoma at the age of 49 years. He was born on March 21, 1952 in Sobol, Oklahoma to Wilson and Deloris (Billy) Taylor.

    Jeff had worked as a forklift operator for 27 years. He has been in Broken Bow with his wife, Lillie for the past two years. Jeff and Lillie were married on March 21, 1998 at the Goodwater Methodist Church in Sobol. His favorite pastimes include fishing, hunting and gardening.

    Survivors include his wife, Lillie of the home; parents, Wilson and Deloris Taylor of Rattan, Oklahoma; grandmother, Ida Taylor of Rattan; three children, Jennifer Davidson and husband, Aubrey, of Rattan and Nathan Taylor and Deann Taylor of Dallas, Texas; two stepchildren, Angie Luper of Broken Bow and Joe Luper of Garvin. He is also survivoed by five brothers, Wilson Taylor, Jr., Rayburn Taylor and John Taylor, all of Antlers, Jessie Taylor of Broken Bow and Steve Taylor of Rattan; five sisters, Velma Whisenhunt of Gilliam, Arkansas, Karen Burt and Brenda Haycraft, both of Antlers, Phyllis Bohannan of Rattan, and Ava Hilton of Talihina; eight brandchildren, Glen, LaTisa, Dustin, Ernest, Jonathen, Michael Anthony, Gabriella and Jessie Lee and three step-grandchildren, Amanda, Samantha and Alexia.

    A brother, Kurt A. Taylor, preceded him in death.

    Thank You…

    A special thank you to the Choctaw Nation, Chief Pyle, Vocational Rehab Department, Randy Hammonds and staff, Housing Authority, Rusty Sossamon and staff, CHRs’, Ross Winship, and the many others who were there for us in a time of need. We appreciate all that everyone took the time to help us with food, words and prayers. Word’s can’t express how grateful we are to have friends such as you.

    Jennifer Davidson and Taylor Family

  • Vivian Ann Nelson Turkiewicz

    Vivian Ann Nelson Turkiewicz

    Born: 6/27/1925

    Died: 6/8/2005

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Vivian Ann Nelson Turkiewicz, 79, of Houston, Texas, passed away June 8, 2005. She was born June 27, 1925, in McAlester, Oklahoma, to Wilmer Zola McClain (McLain) Nelson and Isaac Jacob Nelson.

    She was preceded in death by her son, Mark Scott Turkiewicz.

    Survivors include her daughters, Susan Williamson and husband, Dale, Paula Turkiewicz Cherry and Sheila Turkiewicz; three grandsons, Brian, Keith, and Carl Carnley; one great-grandson, Scott Carnley, and daughter-in-law, Mary Bellamy Turkiewicz.

    Vivian Ann Nelson Turkiewicz

  • Charles Ora D. Teague

    Charles Ora D. Teague

    Born: 1/5/1935

    Died: 6/14/2003

    Maiden Name: n/a

    Honorific: n/a

    Charles Ora D. Teague, 68, passed away June 14, 2003 in Kernville, Texas. He was born January 5, 1935 in Austin, Texas to George and Octavia Teague. His father was an original enrollee.

    He was preceded in death by both parents; a sister, Jennie Teague, and four brothers, Daniel, Bennie Lee, Cecil and Jack Teague.

    Survivors include his loving wife, Betty Teague of Kernville; three children, Charles, Michael and Trisha Teague, all of Kernville; three brothers, David Teague and wife, Shirley, of Bandera, Texas, James Teague of Houston, Texas, and Joseph Teague and, Peggy, of Oak Hurst, Texas; two sisters, Betty Jalufka of Kennedy, Texas and Mary Hagan of Yoak, Texas; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He will be loved and missed by many other family members and friends.

  • Noah Wendel Thomas

    Noah Wendel Thomas

    Born: 3/18/1948

    Died: 12/10/2003

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    Noah Wendel Thomas, 55, of Ardmore, Oklahoma, passed away December 10, 2003, at his residence. He was born March 18, 1948, in Talihina, Oklahoma, to Noah and Blanche Huffman Thomas.

    Wendel was reared in Marshall County and attended Madill School. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from 1967 to 1969. He loved the game of baseball and coached many little league baseball teams.

    His mother, Blanche Huffman Thomas, preceded him in death.

    Survivors include his children, Charles R. Thomas, Clendon Stewart Thomas, and Enid Claurece Huskins, all of Georgia, and Calem Mayo of Madill, Oklahoma; six grandchildren; his father, Noah Thomas of Ardmore; brothers, Charles Thomas of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, and Robert Thomas of Ardmore; sisters, Christine Woodruff of Mannsville, Oklahoma, and Betty Blancett and Pearl Downey, both of Ardmore, and numerous nieces and nephews.

  • Gloria Ann Taylor

    Gloria Ann Taylor

    Born: 3/4/1938

    Died: 1/5/2005

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    Gloria Ann Taylor, 66, of Tuttle, Oklahoma, passed away January 5, 2005, in Norman, Oklahoma. She was born March 4, 1938, in Lawton, Oklahoma, the daughter of Egtill Mac McKinney Jr. and Anna Marie (Sparks) McKinney.

    Mrs. Taylor lived in Tuttle for over 30 years. She was a Certified Medical Assistant and worked at Somerset Living Center in Moore. She and Billy Joe Taylor were marrried in 1972 in Texas. He preceded her in death.

    She was also preceded in death by a grandson, granddaughter, three brothers, one sister and her parents.

    Survivors include two daughters, Helen Marie Fryrear of Amber, Oklahoma, and Debra Sue Deck of Bridgecreek, Oklahoma; eight sons, Charles Douglass McDaniels Jr., George Randell McDaniels, and Alex Ben McDaniels, all of Tuttle, Randy Joe Taylor, David Allen Taylor and Roy Wayne Taylor, all of Bridgecreek, Oklahoma, Rick McDaniels of Luther, Oklahoma, and Mark Egtill McDaniels of Bethany; 27 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Larry Wayne McKinney and George L. McKinney, both of Salem, Oregon; and two sisters, Mary Emberly of Atoka, Oklahoma, and Helen Ruth of Salem.

  • Deloris Taylor

    Deloris Taylor

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    Deloris Taylor

  • Joseph Jose Taylor

    Joseph Jose Taylor

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    Joseph Jose Taylor

  • Williston L. Taylor

    Williston L. Taylor

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    Williston L. Taylor

  • Ted Wilson Thomas

    Ted Wilson Thomas

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    Ted Wilson Thomas

  • Elizabeth Thompson

    Elizabeth Thompson

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    Elizabeth Thompson

  • Freda Janet Tisho

    Freda Janet Tisho

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    Freda Janet Tisho

  • Frances Murphy Tonubbee

    Francis Murphy Tonubbee

    Born: 9/8/1936

    Died: 7/10/2007

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    Frances Murphy Tonubbee

  • Judith Ann Turnage

    Judith Ann Turnage

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    Judith Ann Turnage

  • Annie Turner

    Annie Turner

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    Annie Turner

  • Ruth Irene Turner

    Ruth Irene Turner

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    Ruth Irene Turner

  • Melba Tonubbee

    Melba Tonubbee

    Born: 12/06/1929

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