Ada High School Alum - Class of '67 - Ada, Oklahoma

Cougars '67... Ada, Oklahoma

In Memory


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Stanley Joe Rigsby

Stanley Joe Rigsby

Stanley Joe Rigsby, 63, of Tulsa, formerly of Elmore City, was born Oct 30, 1949 in Pauls Valley to Lee and Lutiejo Rigsby.  He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Ron Rigsby.

He is survived by two brothers:  Tim Rigsby of New Orleans, La., and Steve Rigsby of Bartlesville, Okla; two sisters:  Paulette Brown of Skiatook, Okla, and Claudette Walters of Copan, Okla.

Stan graduated from Ada High School and served in the Army Reserves.  He attended the University of Oklahoma.  He was married twice and has no children.

Stan had a lively love affair with tennis.  He played his last match and went to the hospital where he was diagnosed with brain cancer.  He fought the good fight losing his last match on Aug. 28, 2013.

His ashes will be interred at a service planned at noon Saturday, Oct 5 at Katie, officiated by Don Moss.

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Tom Scroggins

Ton Scroggins

Mr. Scroggins passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at a local hospital. He was born March 27, 1949 at Ada to Elmer and Betty Mullins Scroggins. He graduated from Ada High School.

He married Roberta Sue Kelley November 22, 1968 in Ada. Mr. Scroggins was a grocery store manager for Safeway and Homeland and later managed D & W Quickstop. He had served in the U. S. Army Reserves.

Survivors include his wife, Robbie, of the home; a son, Bradley Thomas Scroggins of Allen; daughter, Bethany Lynn Loudermilk of Durant; six grandchildren, Rylee Jones, Harper Jones, Sophie Scroggins, Sylvie Scroggins, Faith Caldwell and Brady Caldwell; and a sister, Wanda Teel of Ada.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Linda Jones and Carolyn Spratt.

Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to

Criswell Funeral Home, Ada

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Sherry Simpson

Sherry Bemis Simpson

Sherry Simpson, 61, went to be with her Lord on November 17, 2010, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines . Visitation was 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, November 19, 2010, at Hamilton’s Southtown Funeral Home. Her funeral service was 10 a.m. Saturday, November 20, 2010, at Fellowship Community Church in Norwalk, with burial at Norwalk Cemetery.

Sherry was born October 16, 1949, to Robert Bemis and Mary (Bemis) Smithson. The oldest of eight, she was always at the top of the family "roll call." She had a true servant’s heart for our Lord and Savior. She shared the gospel to many, and many saw God’s love through her acts of love and kindness. She was a virtuous wife (Proverbs 31), as her husband Skip knew first hand. Family, friends, and co-workers alike came to her for all types of advice. She was the "Dear Abbey" to everyone. She would do anything for anyone; give the coat off her back, or donate the last dollar from her purse. She was extremely devoted to her children and grandchildren, praying for them daily.

Sherry is survived by her loving husband Skip of 40 years; her children: Therman of Norwalk and Jason (Gin) Simpson of Cumming; her grandchildren: Chelsea and Dustin Simpson of Norwalk, Janzen, and Kylie Simpson of Cumming; her mother, Mary Smithson of Arkansas; her sisters: Debbie Crownover and Ronnie Kay (Harold) Erwin both of Arkansas; her brothers James (Marcia) Smith of Florida, and Daniel (Leona) Smith of Des Moines; her half brother, Knute (Tabitha) Bemis of North Carolina; her half sisters, Rashawn Bemis of Des Moines and Dana (Matt) Price of Illinois; her special sister-in-law Karole Griffin of Des Moines; her faithful four-legged companion, Sadie of the Doghouse which she shared from time to time with Skip; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a host of great friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Bemis.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fellowship Community Church , Norwalk , in loving memory of Sherry.

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Robert Dale Fain


Robert Dale Fain

Robert Dale Fain, 61, of Vera, Ok passed away Saturday, December 25, 2010 in Vera , OK . He was born October 31, 1949 in Ada , OK to George Washington Fain, Sr. and the former Mary Louise Brown. He was in the Army during the Vietnam War. He had lived in Vera for the last 5 years.

He is survived by 1 Brother: George Fain and his wife Susan of Collinsville, OK. Half-brother: Glen Fain and his wife Betty of Oklahoma City and a half-sister: Lawanda Grass of Salina , OK . 2 nieces: Julie Dulin and Abi Fain, 1 nephew: Russell Fain and 1 great-niece: Quinn Dulin.

Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jim Carty officiating.

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Paul T. Rozeboom


Paul Timothy Rozeboom

Paul Timothy Rozeboom (64), died Monday, January 13, 2014. Paul was born September 13, 1949 in Coalgate, Oklahoma to William and Louisa Martha (Mueller) Rozeboom. Paul graduated from Eastern State University in Ada, Oklahoma in 1974 and received his CPA shortly thereafter. Paul started his career working at the accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand. Paul then started his own CPA firm and was self employed, serving clients in the Tulsa area for almost 40 years. Paul also served in the Army Reserve. Paul is survived by his son, Dustin (Heather) Rozeboom and grandson, Logan Rozeboom (Katy, TX); daughter, Tara Rozeboom; his brothers, Robert (Shirley) Rozeboom, Victor (Beverly) Rozeboom, David (Jackie) Rozeboom, and Andrew (Linda) Rozeboom; and his sisters, Ruth (Curtis) Jacobs and Esther (Rocky) Cozad; many nieces and nephews; long time special friend, Linda Gondles; and his beloved dog, Charlie. Paul enjoyed traveling, especially on ocean cruises, and went on more than 20 cruises with various friends and family. A memorial reception is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2014, at the Fitzgerald Southwood Family Center at 3612 East 91st Street, Tulsa, OK. In memoriam, please honor Paul’s 25 year relationship with Cosmopolitan International by considering a membership with Cosmopolitan to continue the search for a cure for diabetes. Share a memory with the family at www.moorefuneral.comNEWS NOW

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Jana Sue Lovelace


Jana Vallery Lovelace

Funeral services for Jana Sue Lovelace, 65, will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 at the Colvert Ministry Center of the First Methodist Church with Reverend Dan Patman officiating. Interment will follow at Easthill Cemetery , Roff , Oklahoma . The daughter of the late Victor Vallery Jr. and Lottie Flo (Bunyard) Vallery, Jana was born on Sept. 22, 1949 in Ada and passed away at her Ardmore residence with family by her side.

An Ardmore resident for past 43 years, Jana moved here from Ada . Growing up in Ada , Jana graduated from Ada High School where she was a member of the band. Jana continued her education and received her Bachelor’s of Science from East Central University . She and Larry Lovelace were married on Sept. 18, 1971 in Ada and recently just celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary. After moving to Ardmore , Jana was employed as an elementary teacher with the Ardmore Public Schools for the next 25 years. She had taught at Charles Evans Elementary. Jana was a member of the Daughters of American Revolution, Ardmore Retired Educators, First Methodist Church and the Friends Sunday School Class. Jana loved her family and spending time with her grandsons.

Survivors include her loving husband: Larry of the home; daughters, Valerie Lee Forsythe and husband Josh of Shawnee, Okla., twins, Mandy Dawn Roberts and husband Jason of Wilson and Melody Jo Johnson and husband Brandon of Midwest City, Okla.; grandsons, Dallen Forsythe, Dayton Forsythe, Denton Forsythe, Austin Johnson, Caleb Johnson and Cooper Roberts. Preceded in death by her parents, Lottie and Victory Vallery. Pallbearers will be: Debbie Hare, Linda Schroder, Lucinda Hull, Vicki Brimer, Jane Mowbray and Cindy Johnson. Honorary bearers will be: friends Sunday School Class. The family will receive friends at the Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Condolences may be made to the family at Memorials may be made to the Mercy Cancer Center or Cross Timbers Hospice.

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Barbara Pollock


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KINGSTON-Services for Barbara Kaye Pollock 66, of Kingston, formerly of Ada are 1:00 p.m. Thursday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Keith Rogers will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery. Mrs. Pollock died Sunday after a short illness. She was born October 14, 1948 in Ada to James Williamson and Hazel Raper Williamson. She attended Ada schools and graduated from Ada High School.

She married Monroe Atkeson in 1966. She later married Craig Pollock on May 6, 2013. Mrs. Pollock started her career at Sugg Clinic in 1970, working for Dr. E. M. Gullatt. She later was a surgical technician at Valley View Regional Hospital, retiring after 39 years of service.

Survivors include her husband, Craig Pollock, of the home; three daughters, Holly Atkeson, Ada, April McLaughlin and husband Marcus, Oklahoma City, and Lisa Baugh and Joey Tomberlin, Oklahoma City; her grandchildren, Kristin Baugh, Crystal Baugh, Dustin Wall, Denny Wall and Lincoln McLaughlin; one great granddaughter, Londyn Rollerson; her step children, Craig Pollock, Norman, Lisa Harmon, Conroe, TX and Tony Pollock, Kingston; and an uncle, Troy Williamson, Oklahoma City. Bearers will be Dustin Wall, Denny Wall, Joey Tomberlin, Marcus McLaughlin, Joseph Rollerson and Charles Baugh. Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to

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Cindy Balthrop


Cindy Keylor Balthrop

ADA-Services for Cynthia Ann “Cindy” Balthrop, 61, Ada , are 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Ada , Rev. John Haynes will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery . Mrs. Balthrop died Monday, March 21, 2011 at her home. She was born September 19, 1949 in Ada , Oklahoma to Charles and Mary Frank Hall Keylor. She was a lifelong resident of this area and graduated from Ada High School . She attended East Central University for two years.

She married Wiley Balthrop on January 4, 1969 in Seminole, Oklahoma . Mrs. Balthrop was a homemaker and also helped at “Wiley’s Automotive”, the family owned business. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ada , was an avid gardener and traveler. Survivors include her husband, Wiley Balthrop, of the home; two sons, Matt Balthrop and his wife LaDawn of Ada, and Mark Balthrop and his wife Kristen, Edmond; her grandchildren, Charlie Balthrop, Ada, Maggie Balthrop, Levi Balthrop and Betsy Balthrop, all of Edmond; and numerous other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Bearers will be Dr. Tim Eaker, Bradley Balthrop, Larry Williamson, Lanny Glasscock, Rob Gandy and Leslie Penn.

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Charles Francis Wilker


Charles Francis Wilker

Charles Francis Wilker, former Seminole resident passed away, Monday, June 16, 2014 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the age of 65.

Charles was born July 7, 1949, in Seminole, Oklahoma to parents Robert Alvin and Sally Mae (Lively) Wilker. He graduated from Ada High School in 1967 and received a Bachelors’ Degree from East Central University of Ada, Oklahoma. He also served in the United States Navy. Charles was an oil field pumper and worked for the city of Enid in Waste Water Management. Charles was known as a man’s man who loved to ride motor cycles, drive nice cars and raise Irish Setters, Doberman Pinschers, and Rottweilers. He was a family man who took great care of his mother and other family members.

Charles is survived by nieces; Robin Martinez of Krum, Texas, Karen Jones of Seminole, Oklahoma, nephews; Rob Hawkins of Garland, Texas, Gerald Hubbard of Chicago and several cousins and other relatives. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Sally Wilker, and two sisters; Bobbi Hubbard and Patsy Hawkins. Memorial services will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 23, 2014 at Swearingen Funeral Home Chapel. Military honors presented by the United States Navy.

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Shirley Wood

Shirley Satterfield Wood

Shirley Wood Kingston-Memorial services for Shirley Kay Wood, 66, of Kingston , formerly of Ada are 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Ada , where she was saved and baptized. Rev. Gary Jamar will officiate.

Mrs. Wood died Saturday, July 25, 2015 at her home. She was born February 23, 1949 at West Plains , MO to Neil J. and Juanita Price Satterfield. She graduated from Ada High School in 1967 and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from East Central University . She married Alton R. Wood June 7, 1969 . Mrs. Wood was an elementary school teacher having taught at Pickett for a year; Electra, TX from 1973-1982; Latta, 1982-1989; Konawa, 1989 – 1998; the Pontotoc Technology Center from 1998 – retiring December 2005. She had a fully dedicated life to teaching and loving her students. She was an encourager and advisor for many of her former students throughout their adult lives.

After retirement, she temporarily moved to Texas to be closer to her grandchildren. She dedicated a decade to nurturing and caring for them. She was involved in their daily lives teaching them through stories and songs. She and her husband moved to Texoma May 2014. Survivors include her husband, Alton Wood, of the home; three sons, Jason Wood and wife Jeana, Claremore, Eddie Wood and wife Heather, Anna, TX, and Shane Wood and wife Leigh, Van Alstyne, TX; a step-daughter, Kim Guenther and husband Dean, Woodford, Australia; her mother, Juanita Satterfield, Ada; two sisters, Sue Frederick and husband Ron, Seminole and Carolyn Pasqualino and husband Mark, Poplar Grove, IL; her grandchildren, Troy and Nicole Guenther, Tori, Eli, Luke and Alexandria Wood, Andi and Avery Wood and Hailey and Ethan Wood.

She was preceded in death by her father, Neil J. Statterfield, January 11, 2003 . The family says those who wish may make memorials to the Malawi Orphans Ministries, P. O. Box 66 , Ada , OK 74821 . Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to

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Danny Ray Talley

Danny Ray Talley

Danny Ray Talley, 65, of Tecumseh, died July 24, 2014 , in Shawnee , Oklahoma. He was born Feb. 12, 1949 , in Oklahoma City, OK, to Euin Artie and Julia Faye (Bridges) Talley. He moved to Ada at an early age with is mother, brother Curtis Dale and stepfather Bill Tinsley. He attended school in Ada, graduating from Ada High School in 1967. He played football, was an Eagle Scout and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Ada.

He attended college at East Central University where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity and joined the Oklahoma National Guard in 1970. On Oct. 2, 1970, he married Edith Delores Culbreath. They had one daughter, Tami Ranae Talley. The family lived in Ada until 1983 when they moved to Tecumseh.

Mr. Talley was a proud member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local #344 in Oklahoma City for nearly 40 years. He retired as a pipefitter after 33 years in 2007. He was a dedicated family man. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, white water rafting, OU football, traveling and most of all time spent with his daughter and two grandchildren, extended family and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three uncles. He is survived by his wife Edith (Edie) Talley of the home; daughter Tami Hernandez; granddaughter Haley Dawn Hernandez and grandson John Daniel Hernandez, all of Norman ; brother Curtis Dale Talley of Tijuana , Mexico ; aunt Evelyn Talley of Wichita Falls , TX ; mother-in-law Jimmie Culbreath of Atoka; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law Clarence and Cindy Culbreath of Tecumseh, Linda and Loyd Ernst of Drumright and Roy Culbreath of Meeker, along with numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and classmates.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, August 9, at 2 pm at Walker Funeral Service with Rev. Charles Bartlett, Rev. Leroy Kerbo and Rev. Harriette Leigh officiating.

Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, High Plains Division, P.O. Box 25984 , Oklahoma City , OK 73125 or Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, 825 N.E. 13th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73104.

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Bob West

Bob West

ADA - Services for Robert Alan West, 57, Ada, are 11 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church, the Rev. David McCann officiating.

Mr. West died Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007, at a local hospital.   He was born May 4, 1949, at Houston, Texas, to Houston McCoy West and Doris Bruns West.

He graduated from Oklahoma City University and was a master gemologist. He moved to Ada three years ago from Memphis, Tenn., and was a member of Elks Lodge.   He is a member of First Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include his mother, Doris West, Ada one brother, Paul West and his wife Janie, Ada and two nephews, Brent West, Oklahoma City and Scott West, Norman.

He was preceded in death by his father, Houston West on Sept. 26, 1984

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Linda O'Brien

Linda O'Brien

ADA - Services for Linda Sue O'Brien, 54, Ada, are 2: p.m. today at Criswell Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. John Haynes officiating.   Burial follows at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Ms. O'Brien died Feb. 28, 2004, at the home of her brother, Billy O'Brien.   She was born Aug. 19, 1949 at Ada to Billy L. and Velma Brotherton O'Brien.   She lived in Ada all her life, attending Irving school and graduating from Ada High School.   She also attended East Central University.

Ms. O'Brien was a group marketing representative at Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc.   She was a Baptist.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Amber Leanne and her parents, Bill and Velma O'Brien.

Survivors include three brothers, Billy L. O'Brien, Jr., Ada, Richard Lee O'Brien, Tulsa and Dwayne Keith O'Brien, Brentwood, Tenn a sister, Carroll Brendle, Ada five nephews, Jay O'Brien, Kevin O'Brien, Ryan Brendle, Dyland and Dawson O'Brien nieces, Morgan Brendle and Erin O'Brien and three great nieces, Breanna, Bridget and Brittany O'Brien.

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Deborah E. Menefee

Debbie Menefee

ADA - Services for Deborah Elayne Menefee 20, Hollywood, Calif., are set for 10:00 a.m. Tuesday in St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Ada.   The Rev. John Ashby will conduct the rites.

Miss Menefee died Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles County Hospital.

She was born in Ada, Feb. 16, 1949.   She graduated from Ada High School and attended East Central State College and the University of Oklahoma.   She was a student at the time of her death.

Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill H. Menefee, Ada, and a brother, Duane Menefee, Hollywood, Calif grandparents, Mrs. Ethel Hill, Hollister, Calif., and R. S. Menefee, Mt. Vernon, Ill.

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Marilyn Young

Marilyn Young

ADA - Services for Marilyn L. Young, 36, Route 3, are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Criswell Funeral Home.   The Revs. Don Venable and Frank Pursley will conduct rites and burial will be at Rosedale Cemetary.

Mrs. Young died Saturday from injuries she received in an auto accident near Lexington. She was born June 14, 1949, in Nebraska, to Joe and Lucille Young Perkins, and returned to Ada in 1981.   She was a graduate of Ada High School and East Central University, and was active in the Church of the Living Word.

On March 29, 1982, she married Ken Young in Texas.

Survivors include her husband, Ken, of the home three daughters, Nova and Kimberly Horton, both of the home, and Nicole Young, Columbus, Ohio one son, David Young, Ada her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Klicker, Pickett one sister, Carolyn Williams, Pickett one half-brother, Bill Perkins, Lake Jem, Fla. and four half-sisters, Fay Schoen, Jeffersonville, Ind., Rosalie Bruner and Kathryn Klicker, both of Cabol, Mo., and Barbara Jordan, Oklahoma City.

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Billy John " Butch" Compton

Billy Compton

ADA - Mr. Compton died Sunday, Nov. 15, 1987.   He was born Feb. 3, 1949 in Santa Ana, Calif., to John F. and Zola Hicks Compton.   He moved to Ada in 1961 from Calif. He served 4 years in the U. S. Navy during the Vietnam War.   On Aug. 12, 1982, he and Rexwana Brumbelow were married in Ada.

Survivors include his wife, Rexwana, of the home one daughter, Jane Marie Compton, of the home one son, Billy John Compton, Tecumseh one step-son, Alan Brumbelow of the home his mother, Zola Painter, Ada and stepfather, Jim Painter, Ada.   Criswell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Lynda Lambert

Lynda Porter Lambert

STRATFORD - Services for Linda Gail Lambert, 56, Stratford, will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at Pickard Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. Ed Bray officiating.

Mrs. Lambert died June 24, 2006.   She was born Aug. 31, 1949, at Ada, to Amy Lou and Audry Odell Porter.   She married Sammy Lambert at Durant, Nov. 13, 1969.

She was a beautician and lived all her life in the Ada and Stratford area.   She was of the Baptist faith.

Mrs. Lambert was preceded in death by her father, Audry Porter in 1981.

Survivors include husband Sam Lambert, of the home two sons, Samuel Albert Lambert Jr., Stratford, and James Weldon and wife Trish Lambert, Kansas City, Mo. mother, Amy Coventon, Ada twin brother, Lynn Dale Porter, Ada one sister, Diana Kay Ragan, Maud and three grandchildren, Hailey Lambert, Samantha Lambert and Adam Blake.

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Steve Wheeler

Steve Wheeler

ADA - Memorial Services for Steve Wheeler, 40, Stuart, Fla. and formerly of Ada, wil be 11 a.m. Monday at Criswell Funeral Home Chapel, John O'Dell conducting rites.   Burial will be at Rosedale Cemetery.

Mr. Wheeler died Dec. 31, 1989 in Stuart, Fla.   He was born July 23, 1949 in Ada to Pat and Nadine McDowell Wheeler.   He attended Ada schools, East Central State College, and Southwestern State College School of Pharmacy.   He worked at Salerno Auto Parts in Stuart.

Survivors include his mother, Nadine Wheeler, Ada one sister Lin Sanders, Ada one nephew and several aunts and uncles.

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Maxine Butler

Maxine Butler

ADA - Services for Margie Maxine Butler, 49, Ada are noon Thursday in Oak Avenue Baptist Church, the Revs. James Evans and J.W. Burrow officiating.   Burial follows in Rosedale Cemetery.

Miss Butler died March 10, 1997, at her home.   She was born Oct. 26, 1947, at Ada to C.A. and Nellie Marie Harless Butler.

She lived here all her life and attended Ada Schools.   She was a member of Oak Avenue Baptist Church.

Survivors include her parents, C.A. and Nellie Butler three sisters, Loretta Steele, Ada, Marie Lovin, Roff, and Carolyn McCown, Wichita, Kan. and a brother, Wes Butler, Beggs.

Bearers are members of her Sunday School class, the BYKO-TA class, Floyd Holman, Gary Christopher, David Evans, Rick Stettler, Leman Holloway and Claude Miller.

Criswell Funeral Home is in charge of the services.

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Dane Henry

Dane Henry

LAKE JACKSON, Texas - Services for Dane S. Henry, 51, Lake Jackson, Texas, formerly of Ada, Okla., are 11 a.m. Thursday at Criswell Chapel, Ada, Floyd Kaiser officiating.   Burial follows at Memorial Park Cemetery, Ada.

Mr. Henry died July 27, 2001, at Lake Jackson.   He was born Oct. 4, 1949, at Ada, to Julian and Beth Fuller Henry.

He attended Willard school and graduated from Ada High School.   He also attended East Central University, the University of Oklahoma, and graduated from Oklahoma State University Tech at Okmulgee, Okla.

He was employed with Phillips Petroleum Co. at Sweeney, Texas, for 20 years.   He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam era, serving on the aircraft carrier USS John F. Kennedy.   He married Debbee Henry.

Survivors include his wife, Debbee Henry, of the home two daughters, Lisa Henry and Jennifer Weise, both of the home and his parents, Julian " Big" and Beth Henry, Ada.

Bearers include Monte Newcombe, Terry Jordan, Terry Tracy, Marc Etier, Herb Darras and Mike Henry.

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Loretta Pittman  Lee

Loretta Pittman

ADA - Services for Loretta Ann Lee, 49, Ada, are 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Ada Church of the Nazarene, the Rev. Stephen Nation officiating.   Burial follows at Rosedale Cemetery.

Mrs. Lee died June 29, 1998 at her home.   She was born March 13, 1949 at Ada, to Vernon and Opal Kellogg Pittman.

She and Terry Lee were married May 13, 1967 at Ada.   She lived in this area all her life and attended Irving Grade School and Ada High School.   She was a homemaker and member of Ada Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include her husband, Terry Lee, of the home two sons, Dwyane Lee, Ada, and Michael Lee, Anchorage, Alaska a daughter, Terri Lee Page, Ada her mother and stepfather, Opal and Tony Fusco, Ada a sister, Jean Cox, Ada a brother, Earl Pittman, Tahlequah, a half-brother, Jack Pittman, California and five grandchildren.

  Criswell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Roger Greenlee

Roger Greenlee

ADA - Services for Roger Dale Greenlee, 51, Ada, are 1 p.m. Wednesday at Criswell Funeral Chapel, the Rev. Cody Freeman officiating.   Burial follows at McGee Cemetery, Stratford.

Mr. Greenlee died Sept. 9, 2000 at an Oklahoma City hospital.   He was born Dec. 1, 1948, at Stratford, to Delmer Luther and Eva Lorene Brewer Greenlee.

He had lived in this area all his life, graduating from Ada High School in 1966.   He had been employed in the oil industry, Hudson Furniture and Southern Oklahoma Livestock Auction.   He was affiliated with the Church of God and was a member of the Ada chapter of AMVETS.   He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving three tours of duty in Vietnam.

He married Kathryn Sue Teel.

Survivors include his wife, Kathryn Greenlee, Ada a daughter, Laquisha Youngwolf, Stratford, a son, Cody Joe Greenlee, Sulphur, a stepson, James Ring, Ada three stepdaughters, Stephanie McClure, Washington, Sherry Dodd, Purcell, and Lisa Denise Dunn, Sulphur his mother,Eva Lorene Greenlee, Ada his father, Delmer Luther Greenlee, Ada a brother, D.L. Greenlee, Ada two sisters, Sandra Kay Underhill, Ada, and Delma Shirlene Massey, Midwest City three grandchildren eight step-grandchildren and one great-nephew.

Bearers are Tommy Massey, Jr., Willie Greenlee, Shawn Greenlee, Herman Day, James Ring and Larry Delozier.   Honorary bearers are Sherri Underhill, Lissa Underhill, Michelle Shannon, Sharla Hatton, Bobby Wilson, Shelia Shorter, Jimmy Mosler, Tommy Massey, Sr. and Perry Underhill.

Criswell Funeral Home, Ada, is in charge of arrangements.

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Steven Omohundro

Steven Omohundro

ADA - Steve Omohundro was born July 7, 1949, in Texhoma, Okla., and came here in 1963.

An Ada High School graduate, he was a junior at Oklahoma State University.   He was President of the President's Leadership Council at OSU and Social Chairman and house manager of Sigma Nu fraternity.

His activities in high school here included drum major, member of student council, all-district band, National Honor Society, senior Rotarian, Cougar Creations, Rainbow Sweetheart, Youth Court, golf, band, Tri-V, Mu Alpha Theta, J.C.L. and I.U.O.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his parents, Dr. and Mrs. E. R. Muntz two sisters, Ruth Ann Omohundro of the home and Beverly Ford, Pacific Grove, Calif. three brothers, Bruce Omohundro, of the home, John Muntz, Duncan and Robert Muntz, San Jose, Calif. grandfather John L. Grove, Hugo.

Bearers will be Joe Badgett, Edwin Stroud, Keith Young, Robert Sherbert, Richard Roberts and Paul Mayhall.   Honorary bearers will be members of Sigma Nu Fraternity.   In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a suitable Memorial at the First United Methodist Church.

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Robert Eugene Hayes

Robert Eugene Hayes

Memorial services for Robert Eugene Hayes will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m., January 22, 2000 at the Maysville Cemetery.   Arrangements are under the direction of John Williams of Winans Funeral Home, Maysville.

Robert Eugene Hayes was born January 8, 1948 to Robert and Lou Jean Underwood Hayes.   He passed away Monday, January 10, 2000 at Clarksville, Tennessee, at the age of 52 years.

Robert Hayes lived in the Maysville area in the mid-1960's.   He was an excellent high school football player as a running back.   He was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the Marines.   Robert had lived in the Tennessee area for the past 15 years.

Survivors include one daughter, Katerina Blankenship of Eva, Tennessee one son Zackary Hayes, also of Eva, Tennessee one brother Tommy Hayes of Flower Mound, Texas and by many aunts and uncles, other family members and friends made throughout the years.

Robert was preceded in death by both parents and a sister, Janet.

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Judy Blackburn Cox

Judy Blackburn Cox

ADA - Services for Judy Cox, 57, Ada are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Central Church of Christ, Bud Ross will officiate and Bill Nelson will assist.   Burial follows at Rosedale Cemetery.

Mrs. Cox died Thursday, May 24, 2007 at a local hospital.   She was born September 13, 1949 at Ada, Oklahoma to H.A. and Lucille Johnson Blackburn.   She lived in this area all her life.

She graduated from Ada High School in 1967 and received a Bachelor's degree from East Central University in 1971.   She also received a Master's degree in Special Education and Public School Administration.

She married Mike Cox on January 27, 1967.   Mrs. Cox taught school at Ada, Tampa, Florida, Wellington, Kansas, Wynnewood, Oklahoma, Baytown, Texas and Casper, Wyoming.   The last fourteen years, she was the Pontotoc Technological Center Director of Business and Industry Services.   She was a member of Central Church of Christ.

Survivors include her husband, Mike Cox, of the home a daughter, Missy Speed and her husband, Bill., Ada her parents, H.A. and Lucille Blackburn, Ada a brother, Stephen Blackburn and wife Becky, Champaign, Illinois and three grandchildren, Will, Lexie, and Lillie Speed a niece, Amy Blackburn a nephew, Clint Blackburn and wife Lauren and a great nephew, Reese Blackburn.

Bearers will be Larry Bodine, Greg Pierce, Hershel Williams, Eddie Wood, Larry Little and Ronnie Brendle.

The family says those who wish may make memorials to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation for Cancer Research, 825 NE 13th Street, Oklahoma City

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Jerry Aday

Jerry Aday

Services for Jerry Wayne Aday, 58, Ada, are 2 p.m. Friday at Morris Memorial Baptist Church, the Revs. Steve Wilburn and Bud Throne will officiate.   Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery.

Mr. Aday died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2007, at his home.   He was born Nov. 14, 1948, at Ada to J. E. and Rachel Abbott Aday.   He graduated from Ada High School and attended East Central University for three years.   He lived in this area all his life.

He married Sue Bigham April 3, 1971, at Ada.   Mr. Aday was a controls technician for Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co. and had been co-owner of Aday's Paint and Body Shop.   He was a member of Morris Memorial Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Sue Aday, of the home a daughter, Lisa Morrow and husband, Allen, Oklahoma City a son, Aaron Aday and wife, Lindsey, Bentonville, AR and a brother, Jack Aday, Ada.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Bearers will be Bob Jeter, Chuck Bigham, Dave Parker, Tony Bevelhymer, Tom Scroggins, Brian Smith, Aaron Aday and Allen Morrow.

Honorary bearers will be Ronnie Smith, Mark Smith, James Lollar, and the " Guys" at the Seminole OG & E plant.

Criswell Funeral Home, Ada.

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Barbara Woodruff

Barbara deBrito Woodruff

Services for Barbara Ann deBrito Woodruff, 58, Fort Smith, formerly of Ada, Okla., are 10 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Ada, Dr. George Warren officiating. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery, Ada.   The family will receive friends at Criswell Funeral Home on Monday from 6-8 p.m.

Mrs. Woodruff died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007, in Fort Smith.   She was born Jan. 31, 1949, at Brooklyn, N.Y. to Belmiro and Marie Gaskins deBrito.

She moved to Ada as a child from North Carolina.   She graduated from Ada High School in 1967 and from East Central University in May, 1980.

Mrs. Woodruff was a health information director at several regional medical centers and a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Ty Barrett and wife Debbie, Fort Smith, and Danny Barrett Jr. and wife, Leana, Tyler, Texas a sister, Alice deBrito, Miami, Fla. two granddaughters, Catie Barrett, Fort Smith, and Megan Barrett, Tyler, Texas and many friends and family members.

Bearers will be Jerry Snow, Wes Moore, James Sutton, Rick Smith, Darrel Massie and Josh Butler.

The family says those who wish may make memorials to the Donald W. Reynolds Cancer Support House, 3324 South M Street, Fort Smith, Ark. 72903 or Peachtree Hospice, 4300 Rogers Ave., Ste. 33, Fort Smith, Ark. 72903

Criswell Funeral Home, Ada.

Gone but not forgotten...


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