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SAPULPA -- Barrett Cleveland "B.C." Dailey, 72, retired construction supervisor, died Thursday. Memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday, Berryhill Baptist Church. Smith.
From "The Sapulpa Daily Herald," Friday, December 2, 2005
DAILEY, Barrett -- Barrett Cleveland Dailey, 72, of Sapulpa, died at the Northside Nursing Home on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005. He was born Aug. 3, 1933 in Webb City.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005 in the Berryhill Baptist Church with the Revs. Clayton Pasley and Frank Corn, Raymond Coates, and Donnie LeForce officiating.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
SILVER CITY -- Lillie Belle Juanita Dailey, 83, died Sunday. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church, Oilton. Palmer & Marler, Oilton.
DAILY -- Gwendolyn Martin, passed from this life August 6, 2005, less than three weeks after a terminal diagnosis. Gwen was born in Drumright, OK, April 12, 1922, to Robert B. and Effie (Castleberry) Martin. She participated in dance, music and numerous organizations at school, graduating from Drumright High in 1940. A photo of her as the Drum and Bugle Corps' well-known Drum Majorette, hangs in the Drumright Museum. Gwen married Harry W. Daily, a right of way agent for Gulf Oil, shortly after graduation and embarked on a life of adventure and travel, raising 3 sons and a daughter. She dedicated herself to maintaining their stability through numerous moves between South America, Beirut, Lebanon and many, many cities within the U.S. before settling in Tulsa. Always popular and well-liked, she had kept in touch with many friends she met during her years of employment at Froug's and Drysdale's, until a stroke forced her into retirement at age 75. Preceded in death by her son, Robert B. in 1973, and husband in 1992, Gwen is survived by son, Dr. Dio L. Daily and his wife, Sharon (Appleby) Daily of Springfield, MO; daughter, Barbare D. "Barb" Daily of Tulsa, and son, Donald D. Daily and his wife, Anna (Pearson) Daily of Marceline, MO; 6 grandchildren; her granddog; 3 great-grandchildren; and her husband's brother, Jack Daily and his wife Delores (Souder) Daily of Prairie Villiage, KS. A woman of substance, intelligence, character, wit and strength, Gwen was a joy to all who knew her. A Memorial service to honor her life will be at 11 a.m. Friday, August 12, 2005, at Ftizgerald's Ivy Chapel, 14th and Boulder. In her memory please support the Tulsa City-County Library system. Always an avid reader, Gwen read 492 books in her last five years, thanks to their Outreach Services program. The Fitzgerald Ivy Chapel, 585-1151.
Lavona Dell Daily
Lavona Dell Daily died on Sunday, April 21, 2002 at Hillcrest Hospital in Tulsa at the age of 73.
Mrs. Daily was born on Aug. 15, 1928 in Little Rock, Ark. to Mr. and Mrs. Bob Shatswell. She lived in the Sapulpa area for the last 30 years coming from Weleeka.
She was a nurses aide for the Colonial Manor Nursing Home and attended the Church of God.
Survivors are her children Michael Dunigan of Sapulpa, Donald Dunigan of Kellyville and Dolly Hand of Tulsa, sisters Hazel Poppino of Tulsa and Juanita Potter of Lawton, brothers Joe Shatswell, Virgil Shatswell and Bob Shatswell along with five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2002 at the Owen Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Donnie White officiating.
Casketbearers are Gary Smith and Dell Reed.
Owen Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
SAPULPA -- Gary Lynn Dale, 51, rancher, died Wednesday. Graveside service 2 p.m. Saturday, Magnolia Memorial Gardens, Bristow. Hutchins-Maples, Bristow.
SAPULPA -- John Henry Dale, 40, carpenter, died Wednesday. Memorial service 1 p.m. Satureday, Beams of Light Church. Cremation Society of Oklahoma, Tulsa.
SAPULPA -- Mary LaVern Dale, 85, homemaker, died Friday. No local service planned. Schaudt's Glenpool Funeral Service.
From "The Tulsa World," Monday, February 9, 2004
DALE -- Mary LaVern, was born June 26, 1918 near Lineville, IA and passed away in Sapulpa, OK, Feburary 6, 2004 at the age of 85 years. Mary LaVern was united in marriage with Vere Ross Dale on September 4, 1937 in Shenandoah, IA. To this union 2 children were born, Basil Ross and Beverly Ann. Mary LaVern was a member of Lineville Assembly of God Church and also active in the local LeRoy Presbyterian Church. Preceding Mary LaVern in death were her husband, Vere Dale; parents, Arnold and Almira Curry; and siblings. Survivors include son, Basil and wife, Patricia, Las Vegas, NV; daughter Beverly (Del) Keefe and husband, Stan, Tulsa, OK; grandchildren, Rhonda Petty and husband Richard, Chandler, AZ, Brenda Mantooth and husband, Scott, Columbia, MO, Linda Newport and husband, Donald, Las Vegas, NV, Tammie Carlson and husband, Eric, Tulsa, OK and Tim Keefe, San Francisco, CA; 4 great-grandchidlren; a host of friends. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m., February 10, 2004 at the Slade-O'Donnell Funeral Home Chapel in Leon, IA. The family entrusted Daniel C. Schaudt of Schaudt's Glenpool Funeral Service with the arrangements. Family and friends may view the obituary and send condolences to the family online at www.schaudtfuneralservice.com.
From "The Jenks Journal," Thursday, February 12, 2004
MARY LAVERN CURRY DALE
Services for Mary LaVern Curry Dale, 85, were held at 10 a.m. Feb 10 at the Slade-O'Donnell Funeral Home Chapel in Leon, Iowa. Schaudt's Glenpool Funeral Service was in charge of the service.
The daughter of Arnold Douglas and Almira Curry, Mary LaVern was born June 26, 1918 near Lineville, Iowa. She passed away in Sapulpa, Okla. Feb. 6.
Mary and Vere Ross Dale united in marriage on Sept. 4, 1937 in Shenandoah, Iowa. Following his death, Mrs. Dale moved to Tulsa to be near her daughter.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two sisters and two brothers.
Survivors include her son, Basil and wife, Patricia, Las Vegas, NV; a daughter, Beverly (Dale) Keefe and husband, Stan, Tulsa; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
DALEY, Liberty -- Liberty Curtis Daley, 34, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005 in Sapulpa. He was born Aug. 25, 1970 in Westwood, Calif.
A private family service will be held in California.
Arrangements were entrusted to Daniel C. Schaudt of Schaudt's Glenpool Funeral Service & Cremation Care.
Family and friends may view the obituary and send condolences to the family online at
DAMERON -- Michael Ken, 60, passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2004, at his home near Sapulpa, OK after a brave battle with cancer. Born February 10, 1944 in Grand Prairie, TX to Ernest G. and Lucille Easley Dameron. He graduated from Broken Arrow High School in 1962 and attended O.S.U. He was a Tulsa Businessman and Rancher. Preceded in death by his parents. Survived by his wife, Patsy Dameron, children, Leslie Dameron, April Bush, Zachary Dameron and Ashley Dameron; brothers, Kyle Dameron and his wife, Jan, of Tulsa, OK, and Joe Dameron and his wife, Tracy of Hominy, OK; granddaughter, Sydney Bush. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, February 21, 2004 at Park Plaze Church of Christ in Tulsa, OK. Moore's Southlawn Chapel, 663-2233.
BRISTOW -- Ora Lee Dancy, 58, died Sunday. Service 10 a.m. Friday, Church of Christ. Hutchins-Maples.
DRUMRIGHT -- Charles Daniel, 75, attorney, died Thursday. Service 10 a.m., Saturday, First United Methodist Church. Smith.
DANIEL -- Charles E. Memorial service was held March 8, 2003 at the First United Methodist Church of Drumright, OK, for longtime Attorney-at-law, Charles E. Daniel. Arrangements were under the direction and loving attention of Don Smith Funeral Home. Charles E. Daniel was born on February 2, 1928, in Okmulgee, OK, to Freda DeShane Daniel and Charles Edward Daniel. He departed this life on March 6, 2003, at his home outside of Drumright. Chalres E. Daniel lived his early life in oil field towns around Seminole (Wilsonville Camp, St. Louis, Bowleggs). Charles' father was employed with Sinclair and was assigned to Drumright in 1941. Charles attended Drumright High School and was always proud to have been a member of the class of 1946. Upon his graduation from Drumright High, Charles served his country in the U.S. Army. He enlisted with his dear friends, Paul Webb, Vier Winans and Harold Dorsey. Charles was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1948. Upon his discharge he used his allotment of the G.I. Bill of rights and enrolled at Central State in Edmond. Charles never stopped being grateful for the G.I. Bill and the opportunity it gave him to advance himself through education. He became the first person in his entire family to graduate from college. For the rest of his life he wanted all people to get a fair shake and an equal opportunity. In the fall of 1950, Charles began the study of law at the University of Oklahoma Law School. He graduated in 1953, and moved back to Drumright to set up an office and spent 50 years engaged in the legal profession. He was always proud that he was an Attorney and viewed the law as a way to help people solve problems they could not solve on their own. Charles married his beloved wife, Martha Ann Wallen, in 1953. Charles always believed that the best thing to ever happen to him was his beloved wife. Their marriage resulted in the birth of 4 children, William in 1953, Sam in 1955, Tim in 1956 and Ann in 1958. His children all survive him. In addition to his children he is survived by his son-in-law, Jim Wooldridge of Mahattan, KS; and his daughter-in-law, Jamie Daniel of Oklahoma City. He has 4 grandchildren, Jamie Wooldridge, Eric Wooldridge, Charles Wesley Daniel and Maggie Daniel. Charles' greatest joy in life was his family, friends, the study of history, current events, and Kansas State Basketball. His love of the Wildcats was based largely on how proud he was of his son-in-law, Jim Wooldridge. Charles viewed life as an opportunity to share and help people. His greatest joy was giving to people who needed help. We are all richer for having had him as a father, friend, grandfather, attorney, and someone we could all turn to for comfort and support. The family requests that contributions be made to the United Methodist Church of Drumright (115 N. Pennsylvania, Drumright, OK 74030) in the honor of Charles E. Daniel.
SAPULPA -- Roberta Dansby, 76, homemaker, died Thursday. Service 11 a.m. Friday, Calvary Baptist Church. Green HIll.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Tuesday, February 8, 2005
DANSBY, Roberta -- Roberta Dansby, 78, of Sapulpa, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005 at St. John Sapulpa. She was born March 7, 1928.
Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11, 2005 at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Scott Gordon officiating.
The family has entrusted the care of the services to the directors at Green Hill Funeral Home.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Thursday, February 10, 2005
Roberta "Bert" Dansby
On March 7, 1926 Roberta "Bert" Dansby was born to the union of John Rufus and Lillie Oates in Fort Gibson.
As a young child she lived in Vian, and later moved to Sapulpa where she resided until her departure of this life. She attended Booker T. Washington School in Sapulpa.
Bert was well loved by everyone who knew her. Although she had a great sense of humor, she was always "direct" and "to-the-point." She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church since early childhood where she served as an usher, a choir member, in the mission, a part of the kitchen staff and was a dedicated member.
She was a member of the Booker T. Washington Alumni Association, Carnation No. 76 Eastern Star. She worked as a health care professional at St. Francis and Tulsa Regional Hospital.
Bert was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers Leroy Oates Sr. and Litnous Titsworth Sr.; one sister Roxie Randolph and one son Jimmy Hankney.
She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 44 years Walter Dansby; two sons Bernard (Terri) and Andy (Crystal) Dansby; three daughters Etta (Elmer) Pruitt, Katie (Andrew) McGoy and Toni Oates.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11, 2005 at Calvary Baptist Church, 412 N. 7th, Sapulpa, OK 74066. Pastor Scott L. Gordan is officiating.
OILTON -- Twyla Dardenne, 80, died Friday in Fairfax, Minn. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Highland Cemetery. Palmer & Marler.
Mrs. Freddie May Darrah, 72, of 8 E. Mill, died Monday night in Bartlett Memorial Medical Center.
Born May 7, 1905, in Texas, she had moved from California four years ago. She had been employed at the Bartlett-Collins Co. and Frankoma Pottery.
Survivors are her husband Leon of the home; a daughter, Pauline Gordon of Washington state; a son, Paul Wayne Head of Fort Smith, Ark.; 13 grandchildren; two brothers, Willie Smith, 1019 S. Water and Charles F. Smith of Sulphur; and one sister, Mrs. Ruth Mcdonald of 1021 S. Water.
Arrangements were pending with Owen Funeral Home.
SAPULPA -- Richard Dale Daum, 47, construction worker, died Tuesday. Private family service. AdamsCrest Cremation Center, Tulsa.
MANNFORD -- John Davidson, 77, retired bus driver, died Monday. Service 11 a.m. Friday, Chapman-Black Funeral Home Chapel, Cleveland, Okla.
KIEFER -- Mary Jane Davidson, 82, homemaker, died Monday. Visitation 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, McClendon-Winters Funeral Home, Beggs, and service 2 p.m. Wednesday, First Assmebly of God, Beggs.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Mary Jane Davidson
Mary Jane Davidson, a resident of Kiefer, died Monday morning, Feb. 14, 2005 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. She was 82 years of age.
Mrs. Davidson was born April 26, 1922 in Boswell to Thomas and Emma (Frazier) Phillips. She married James Henry Davidson on Nov. 22, 1944 in Durant. She was a homemaker, enjoyed crocheting and cooking and was of the Presbyterian Faith.
Preceding her in death were her parents; brother Joe Phillips; and two sisters Ruth Roberson and Kathryn Clark.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years James H. Davidson, of the home; two sons Charles Davidson, of Beggs, and Jackie Davidson, of Krebs; two daughters Mary Garrison, of Glenpool, and Bonnie Rupe, of Skiatook; 14 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2005 at the First Assembly of God Church in Beggs with the Rev. R.L. Parnell officiating. Interment will follow in the Beggs Cemetery.
Casket bearers will be John Rupe Jr., Jack Davidson, Justin Garrison, Scott Easley, Aaron Weaver and Brad Creech. Friends may visit from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening, and the family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Arrangements are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Beggs.
SAPULPA -- Barbara Jean Davis, 58, homemaker, died Sunday. Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Bibleway Fellowship Church. Smith.
BETTY ANN DAVIS
Betty Ann Davis, 85, of Sapulpa, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at the Gardens. Mrs. Davis was born Nov. 26, 1916 in Mounds to Herbert and Winnifred Farmer Bilbro.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Windy Davis, on Jan. 4, 2002.
She was retired as a legal secretary for Bill Wilson and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. She loved to play bridge and had lived in Sapulpa most of her life.
Survivors are one daughter, Janie Churton of Tulsa; grandchildren, Laura Schafer, and grandson-in-law Craig; three nieces, Sue Smith and her husband, Floyd, Jean Moore and her husband, Dale, and Faye Parrish and her husband, Don; great-niece, Kelly Martin and her husband, Tony; great-nephew, Russell Smith; sister-in-law, Bobbie Ward; and brother-in-law, Billy Davis.
Funeral services for Betty are set for 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002 in the First Presbyterian Church with Dr. John Nelsen and the Rev. Jeff Cranton officiating. Interment will follow in Green Hill Memorial Gardens under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.
Serving as casketbearers will be Brooks Bingman, Bradd Bingman, Brian Bingman, Allen Jones, Robbie Jones and Curt Wilson.
SAPULPA -- Bill Davis, 74, retired, died Saturday. Service 1 p.m. Tuesday, Church of the Nazarene. Smith.
SAPULPA -- Bill C. Davis, 70, retired barber, died Monday. Memorial services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Green Hill Funeral Home Chapel.
SAPULPA -- Billy Davis, age unavailable, died Saturday. Services pending. Smith.
SAPULPA -- Laverne C. Davis, 75, died Wednesday. Graveside service 11 a.m. Monday, Beggs Cemetery, Beggs. Green Hill.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Friday, September 9, 2005
DAVIS, Laverne C. -- Lavern C. Davis, 75, of Sapulpa, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005. She was born July 7, 1930 in Edna.
Services are pending under the direction of Green Hill Funeral Home.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Sunday, September 11, 2005
Cora Laverne "Corky" Davis
-- Cora Laverne "Corky" Davis passed away Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005. She was born in Edna July 9, 1930 to Abraham and Mary Ellen Phillips.
She had three brothers, Bert, Bobby Joe and Lauren, and four sisters, Sadie, Patsy "Toots," Molly and Delores "Ikey."
She married Ed Junior Davis March 2, 1946 in Carson City, Nev. and lived in California and Oklahoma and finally settled in Beggs until Junior's death in 1992. She then moved to Sapulpa. They had four children: two girls, Sara and Sherry, and two boys, Bob and Tim.
She was preceded in death by her husband Junior, both daughters, all three brothers, three sisters and one granddaughter Tabitha.
She is survived by both sons, Bob, of Henryetta, and Tim, of Sapulpa; sister Delores "Ikey" Davis, of Des Palos, Calif; seven grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, great-grandchildren and a few great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday Sept. 12, 2005 at Beggs City Cemetery in Beggs. The family has entrusted the care of the services to the directors at Green Hill Funeral Home.
SAPULPA -- David Davis, 52, horse trader, died Friday. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Green Hill Funeral Home Chapel.
From "The Sapulpa Daily Herald," Monday, April 25, 2005
DAVIS, David -- David Joe Davis, 52, of Sapulpa, died April 22, 2005 in Tulsa. He was born Dec. 19, 1952 in Tahlequah.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at the Green Hill Funeral Home Chapel in Sapulpa. Burial will follow at Green Hill Memorial Gardens.
DAVIS, Dean -- Dean Harold Davis, 69, died Friday, Nov. 26, 2004 at St. John Sapulpa. He was born May 13, 1935 to Jefferson Davis and Margaret Rose Pursinger in Sasakwa. He married Doris Basquez Aug. 6, 1955 in Wetumka.
He was preceded in death by both parents Jefferson "Jeffrey" Davis and Margaret Rose Pursinger; brother Thomas Davis; and sisters Flosie Lane, Florene Troxell, Lorene May, Pat Ardizzone, Floreta Harrison and Lucia Spray.
He is survived by his wife Doris Basquez Davis; sons Rick of Beggs and Steve Davis, of Jenks; daughter Rebecca Davis, of Tulsa; brother John Paul Davis, of Hinton; grandchildren Brandon and Belinda Coombs, Justin and Brandi Davis, Chad Davis, Jennifer Bishop, Whitney Davis, Lewis Bishop, Erica Davis, Michael Davis and great-grandchild Benna Coombs.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004 at Faith Free Will Baptist Church in Glenpool with the Rev. Jerry C. Johns officiating. Interment will take place at Bixby Cemetery immediately following the service.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Daniel C. Schaudt of Schaudt's Glenpool Funeral Service & Cremation Care. Family and friends may view the obituary and send condolences to the family online at www.schaudtfuneralservice.com.
DAVIS -- Doyle Conrad, left this world Tuesday, August 30, 2005, to join his beloved wife, Evelyn, in Heaven. Born December 21, 1922, in Bristow, OK, to Leonard and Stella Davis, who preceded him in death, as did his brother, Wayne, and Orlena, one of 6 sisters. Evelyn, his wife of 50 years, passed away in February, 1997. Doyle retired from Facet Enterprises in 1984 after 38 years of service. He and Evelyn lived in Grove until 1997 then Doyle moved to Lawton, OK where he spent the remainder of his life. Doyle is survived by a loving family: son, Bill Davis of Wagoner, OK; daughters, Jody Davis of Tulsa and Joyce McClary and husband Jim of Lawton, OK; 4 grandchildren, Lori Wright and husband, Randy, Lisa Hall and Scott McClary, all of Lawton, OK and Eric Davis and wife, Shelly of Chelsea, OK; 8 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and 2 very special friends, Jeff Hall and Barbara Wilson. He will be missed, but he was tired and ready to go. Service will be held at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens, Friday, September 2, 2005, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Southwest Oklahoma, 1930 N.W. Ferris, Suite 5, Lawton, OK 73501. Floral Haven, 252-2518.
SAPULPA -- Eddie Davis, Jr. 67, business owner, died Friday. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Smith Funeral Home Chapel.
MOUNDS -- Emma Francis Davis, 88, missionary, died Monday. Services 2 p.m. Wednesday, Pentecostal Holiness Church. Smith, Sapulpa.
Beggs, Okla. -- Services for Fannie Davis, 94, are pending with Bryan Spivey Funeral Home, Beggs.
Davis, who was a resident of the Northside Nursing Center, Sapulpa, died Monday.
Glenda Dale Davis
Glenda Dale Davis, of Tulsa, died Sunday, April 25, 2004 at the Claremore Indian Hospital at the age of 57. Mrs. Davis was born Oct. 9, 1946 in Myrtle Beach, Ore. and lived in Tulsa for the past seven years moving here from Kellyville.
She was a homemaker and a Baptist. She was married to Ted Davis in 1961 in Miami, Okla.
Survivors are her husband Ted, of the home in Tulsa; son Ted Davis Jr., and wife Kathy, of Tulsa, and Chris Davis and wife Lacresia, of Kellyville; grandchildren Ryan Davis, Bryce Davis, Kyle Davis, Kristin Davis, Colton Davis, Kayla Davis and Lance Davis and sister Jessie Rusher, of Tulsa.
Graveside services for Mrs. Davis have been set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Tulsa with the Rev. James Haynes officiating. Interment will follow under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.
SAPULPA -- John M. Davis, Jr., 70, American Airlines supervisor, died Thursday. Service 10:30 a.m. Monday, Smith Funeral Home Chapel.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Monday, February 2, 2004
JOHN M. DAVIS
John M. Davis Jr., of Sapulpa, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004 at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa at the age of 70.
Mr. Davis was born March 20, 1933 in Sapulpa and had lived here all of his life. He was retired from American Airlines, where he had been a supervisor. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, a 1951 graduate of Sapulpa High School and a member of the Sapulpa Historical Society. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
John was preceded in death by his wife, Martha, on Nov. 21, 2001 and his son, John David III, on Jan. 4, 2002.
Survivors are his daughter, Denise Jordan, and her husband, Joe, of Sapulpa; grandchildren Sarah Jordan, Rachel Jordan, Rebecca Jordan, Jeff Jordan, John Davis IV and Samantha Davis; sister Geneva Baxter, of Sapulpa; and brother Bill Davis, of Bella Vista, Ark.
Funeral services for Mr. Davis have been set for 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 2, 2004 in the Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wally Johnson officiating.
Serving as casketbearers will be Robert Baxter, Steve Pray, Tommy Bearden, Danny Atkinson, Len Dunn, Brad Davis and Steve Davis.
Interment will be in the Green Hill Memorial Gardens under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home.
DAVIS, John M. III - Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2002, in the First Presbyterian Church. Dr. John Nelsen and the Rev. Jeff Cranton will officiate. Interment will follow in Green Hill Memorial Gardens.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Davis, 46, of Sapulpa, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2002. He was born Jan. 2, 1956 in Tulsa.
He was married to Brenda Bolles and was employed as a supervisor of operations for the Williams Co. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
BRISTOW -- Loetta Davis, 74, retired receptionist, died Thursday. Service 2:30 p.m. Saturday, First United Methodist Church. Hutchins-Maples.
9-2 Death Notices
DAVIS, Lucille -- Lucille Marie Davis, 84, of Vian, was born Nov. 8, 1919 at Gore to William H. and Pearl Carter Nation. She died Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2004 in Fort Smith, Ark.
Survivors are her husband Tom C. Davis, of the home; daughter Anna Marie Sissom, of Kellyville; son Tom Davis, of Sallisaw; two brothers Oscar Nation, of Lawrence, Kan., and Raymond Nation, of Nashville, Ark.; four grandchildren Scott and Donley Sissom, Marcinda Nipper and Todd Davis; and four great-grandchildren Tatiana Sissom, Madison, Davis, Jonathan Sissom and Kaitlyn Nipper.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, two sisters and son Tim Davis.
Funeral serivces are at 10 am. Friday, Sept. 3, 2004 at the Vian Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Murphy officiating. Burial will follow in Garden of Memories under the direction of Mallory Funeral Home of Sallisaw.
Pall bearers are Zac Nipper, Todd Davis, Scott Sissom, Donley Sissom, Larry James and John Galatian.
SAPULPA -- Mary Elena Davis, 79, died Wednesday. Services pending. Green Hill.
IN MEMORY OF:
Mary Lou Davis
DATE OF BIRTH:
March 14, 1930
DATE OF DEATH:
January 26, 1987
PLACE AND TIME OF SERVICE:
Church of Holy Spirit - Episcopal (Tulsa)
Wednesday, January 28, 1987, 1:00 P.M.
Father Beverly Barge
Organist, Oon-Chor Khoo
Guitarists, David Henderson, Paula Shaw, Cindy Beardsley
Sam G. Bratton, II --- John B. Turner
G. Michael Lewis --- Lawrence T. Chambers, Jr.
Gary M. McDonald --- William B. Morgan
Dickson M. Saunders --- Jerry Kuhn --- Jerry Buchanon
Green Hill Cemetery
Moore's Eastlawn Chapel
ROBERT E. DAVIS
Robert E. Davis Jr., 75, died Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at the Norman Regional Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 25, 2003 in the Earl M. Temple Memorial Chapel under the direction of Temple & Sons Funeral Directors.
Interment will be in Trice Hill Cemetery in Oklahoma City.
He was born November 16, 1927 in Sapulpa to Robert E. and Irma J. Davis.
He was the eldest of seven children. He graduated as valedictorian from Booker T. Washington High School in Sapulpa at age 16.
He attended Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo. and began his teaching career at age 20 as a science and math teacher at Douglass High School in Bartlesville.
After three years of study in medical school at Howard University in Washington, D.C., he became ill and did not return. His health continued to decline after military service; however, he was employed as an educator, and with the U.S. Post Office at various times.
He was a member of the Kappa Alpha Pse fraternity and the Lincoln Alumni Association.
He is survived by two sisters, Vernice M. Fisher and Patricia A. Davis-Scott and husband Richard Scott; three brothers, James R., Donald W. Davis and his wife Marjorie Davis and the Rev. Gerald L. Davis and his wife Joy Davis; three aunts, Lela Brooks, Ruth Nolan and Dessie Brooks Linsey; and a host of other relatives and friends.
The family would like to give special recognition to the caregivers at the Norman Veterans Residential Center.
MANNFORD -- Robert Hayden Davis, 57, died Monday. Services pending. Bradley, Muskogee.
SAPULPA -- Wanda June Davis, 79, Warehouse Market baker, died Sunday. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Forest Hills Baptist Church. Smith.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Monday, January 5, 2004
WANDA JUNE DAVIS
Wanda June Davis, 79, of Sapulpa, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004 at St. John Sapulpa.
She was born Dec. 31, 1924 in Sapulpa and had lived here all her life. She was a graduate of Sapulpa High School in 1942. She was a member of Forrest Hills Baptist Church.
Along with her parents and husband, they operated the Tasty-Pastry Bakery from 1945 until its closure in 1974.
She then worked in the bakeries at Humpty Grocery and Reasors.
For the past 20 years she has worked in the bakery at Warehouse Market in West Tulsa.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Lillie Ewing Greeson; her husband, Ralph, in 1975, and one son, Sammy Davis.
Survivors are her children, Michael F. Davis, of Sapulpa, and Larry Davis and his wife, Sharren, of Sapulpa; grandchildren Carol Young, Byron Davis, Vivian Davis, Joy Neal and Nancy Jones, all of Sapulpa, and Mike Carter and Blaine Davis, both of Tulsa; 13 great-grandchildren; and her brother, Derwood Greeson, of Sapulpa.
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004 in Forrest Hills Baptist Church with the Rev. Sammy Lowe officiating.
Interment will follow in South Heights Cemetery under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.
BRISTOW -- Willard Everett Davis, 78, meat market manager, died Sunday. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, Methodist Church. Hutchins-Maples.
BRISTOW -- John Robert Dawson, 32, truck driver, died Sunday. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Trinity Baptist Church. Hutchins-Maples.
SAPULPA -- Ruth K. Dawson, 77, homemaker, died Thursday. Service 10 a.m. Monday, Smith Funeral Home Chapel.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Sapulpa, Oklahoma, Monday, April 19, 2004
Ruth K. Dawson
Ruth Dawson was born in LaFeria, Texas to Vergie Anderson and Roy Kastendieck on Dec. 20, 1926. She departed this life on April 15, 2004.
Ruth is survived by her loving husband Hugh, of the home; a daughter, Judy Myers, of Broken Arrow; a grandson, James Scott, of Tulsa; two granddaughters, Virginia Dawn Dout, of Broken Arrow, and Shannon Scott, of Broken Arrow; and four great-grandchildren; her sister, Luella Coleman, and her husband, Clyde, of Drumright; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Ruth and Hugh first met while both were in high school and while attending the First Christian Church in Bristow. Hugh always said that he and Ruth were born married. He said when he first met Ruth, he knew that she was going to be his wife.
Ruth was a devout Christian. A member of both the Southside Christian Church and the First Christian Church of Sapulpa. Early on she was very active in various women's groups in the church. Ruth was a great cook and baker. As her great grandson said, "My grandma Dawson always has cookies."
Ruth graduated from Bristow High School and attended the University of Tulsa. She worked on a professional level on both oil companies and transportation companies retiring as manager of advertising for a major transportation company.
She developed a serious heart condition coupled with dementia, which in later years confined her to her home. However, she remained very happy enjoying life watching comedy features on TV ("Green Acres," "Andy Griffith," "I Love Lucy," etc.).
She and her husband had retired for the evening and were watching TV in the their bedroom when Ruth's heart began to "play out." In a period of about 10 minutes she departed this old life to be with her Lord, rejoicing with those gone before and awaiting those left behind.
She will be greatly missed. Her shining blue eyes and radiant smile will always be remembered.
Services will be held at 1`0 a.m. Monday, April 19, 2004 at the Smith Funeral Home with the NSU Campus Minister Tom Tucker officiating.
Interment will be at the Bethany Cemetery in Hallett, Okla.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Serving as casketbearers will be Richard Bussett, Fred Mauch, Walter Griggs, Bob Nale, Bill Barrett and Lloyd Watson.
Honorary bearers will be J. L. Darrell and Eddie Warnock.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gatesway Foundation (Roman Siefried Beautification Fund) 316 W. Commercial, Broken Arrow, OK 74012.
Elisabeth Dean, 99, of Sapulpa, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2005. She was a homemaker. Elizabeth was born Dec. 19, 1905 in Thackerville, Oklahoma Territory.
On Oct. 12, 1934, she married Elbert Dean in Lonoke, Ark. She loved to crochet. She made small stagecoaches and wagons by hand. She loved to watch old westerns on television. She was the best mother and grandmother God could have ever had sent to earth. She was cared for by her daughters until her death.
She was preceded in death by her husband Elbert; children Chester Sarmt, Wesley Smart, Anna Mae Smart, Cecil Smart and Bernie Dean; and her parents.
Elisabeth is survived by her children Bobby Joe Smart, of Sapulpa, Tommy Dean, of Sapulpa, Bertha Dean and Margie Dickinson, of Guthrie; 33 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 2005 at the Smith Funeral Home.
Services will be under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.
(See also: Leisabeth Dean)
DEAN -- John O., passed away in his home n the loving arms of his family on March 17, 2004. Born January 29, 1933 to Bessie and Orvin Dean in Sapulpa, OK. John attended the University of Oklahoma and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He received his Bachelors of Business Administration degree in 1955 and his law degree from OU in 1960. While at OU he was named one of the top 10 outstanding senior men and served as presddent of his junior and senior law classes. Following his participation in Navy ROTC program at OU, he was commissioned 2nd Lt. in the United States Marine Corps and graduated top in his basic school class at Quantico, VA. He served both active and reserve duty for over 26 years ans served as commanding officer in the Tulsa USMCR unit and later in Oklahoma City unit, retiring as Colonel. After law school graduation, he accepted a position in Tulsa with Sun Oil Company. Later, he became general counsel and secretary of the board for National Bank of Tulsa, now BOK. His civic contributions in Tulsa were recognized in 1967 when SE Tulsa Jaycees name him Outstanding Young Man of Tulsa. He served as president of the OU Alumni Association in Tulsa, president of the OU Alumni Association for Oklahoma and chairman of the Higher Education Alumni Council. He was appointed Vice President for University Reltions at OU in 1968, which included being the university liaison with Oklahonma Legislature and the state's congressional delegation. After spending 8 years at OU he returned to Tulsa to become President of the newly created Century Bank. After retiring from banking, he continued to practice law. John is survived by his wife of 49 years, Sylvia Seay who was his Sapulpa High School sweetheart; his son, Brett Dean and wife, Kimberly and their 3 children, Andrea, Jackson and Katie of Edmond, OK; daughter, Diana Dean of Arlington, VA; 2 sisters in Ventura, CA, Vera and husband, Jim Wright and Virginia and husband, Bill Saulmon; as well as many loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Thelma Boots, Pasadena, TX. In lieu of flowers a memorial gift may be made to William Mason Chapel Building Fund at Asbury United Methodist Church or the American Heart Association. The memorial service will be held at Asbury United Methodist Church, 6767 S. Mingo Rd., on Saturday, March 20, at 11 a.m. The Fitzgerald Ivey Chapel, 585-1151.
SAPULPA -- Leisabeth Dean, 99, homemaker, died Tuesday. Service 11 a.m. Friday, Smith Funeral Home Chapel.
(See also: Elisabeth Dean)
PENELOPE AND LARRY DEAN
Penelope Yvonne Dean, 59, of Locust Grove, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2003.
Funeral services are scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Nov. 4, 2003 at Floral Haven Cemetery in Broken Arrow. The Rev. Fred Coffelt of Faith Baptist Church of Locust Grove will officiate.
Her husband, Larry Don Dean, 61, died Aug. 17, 2003. Both passed away of cancer at Pleasant Manor Nursing Home.
Penny was born Jan. 24, 1944 in Bixby. She later attended Sapulpa schools.
Larry was born Aug. 17, 1942 in Purcell. He attended Kiefer schools.
The Deans were married Feb. 11, 1966 in Sapulpa and lived in Kiefer until 1993, when they settled in Locust Grove.
Penny was a cosmetologist and phlebotomist at Bartlett Hospital in Sapulpa. Larry was an automotive repairman.
The couple attended Faith Baptist Church in Locust Grove and enjoyed fishing and caring for their home.
The couple were preceded in death by Larry's parents, Velma Hathcock and Lester Dean; Larry's brother, Joe Dean; and Penny's brother, Lonnie Johnson.
Survivors are Penny's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Gale, of Oakhurst; sons Jim Dean, of Greenfield, Okla., Donnie Dean, of Oakhurst, David Dean, of Sapulpa, and Ronald Dean, of Sapulpa; Larry's brother James Dean, of Locust Grove; Penny's brother Bob Johnson, of Weatherford, and sister Theresa McGuire, of Bristow. The couple are also survived by 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
SAPULPA -- Inez Jewel Deason, age unavailable, retired Creek County district court minute clerk, died Saturday. Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Smith Funeral Home Chapel.
From "The Sapulpa Daily Herald," Monday, December 19, 2005
DEASON, Inez -- Inez Deason died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2005.
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005 in the Smith Funeral Chapel.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
OILTON -- Betty Deatherage, 83, homemaker, died Friday. Services pending. Cremation Society of Oklahoma, Tulsa.
SAPULPA -- Jeanie Deatherage, 61, homemaker, died Saturday. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Glenwood Assembly of God. Smith.
Death Notice DEBOES, Raymond -- Raymond DeBoes, 59, of Tulsa, died Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004 at his home. He was born Jan. 12, 1945 in Rosebud, Texas.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004 at Rogers Chapel, eight miles east of Bristow. Burial will be at Durant Cemetery in Bristow.
The family has entrusted the care of the services to the directors at Green Hill Funeral Home.
Phillip J. DeBrosse, 64, died at Curry hospital Monday morning. He had suffered a heart attack late Sunday night at his home, 209 W. Davis.
DeBrosse, a machinist for Frisco Railroad, was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic church and held the fourth degree in Knights of Columbus.
He was a native of Verona, Mo., born April 22, 1899. He had lived in Sapulpa since 1923, moving from Monett, Mo.
Survivors include his widow, Ferne Louise, of the home; a son, S-Sgt. Phillip J. DeBrosse, of Tachikawa Air Force base, Japan; a daughter, Miss Mary Sue DeBrosse, Tulsa; a granddaughter; a brother, Joe DeBrosse, Washington, D.C.; and two sisters, Mrs. Agnes Lawrence and Mrs. Kathryn Stribling, both of Chicago, Ill.
Rosary services will be held at Sacred Heart church at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Requiem mass will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the church with Father F. X. Neville officiating. Interment will be in South Heights cemetery under direction of Owen Funeral Home.
SAPULPA -- Terry DeBuhr, 28, carpenter, died Tuesday. Service 3 p.m. Friday, Smith Funeral Home Chapel.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Thursday, August 12, 2004
Terry L. DeBuhr
Terry L. DeBuhr, 28, went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2004 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa as a result of toxic gas poisoning while working at a waste water treatment plant.
Terry was born March 22, 1976 in Vermillion, S.D. He spent four and a half years in the United States Air Force, stationed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz. He moved his family to Sapulpa in July 2003. Terry worked for L&L Construction in Sapulpa. He enjoyed spending time with his wife and three kids. He loved taking them all fishing, camping, hiking, deer hunting and target shooting. Terry was a fun loving Christian family man and a friend to everyone who knew him.
Terry was a member of River Oaks Christian Church in Jenks.
He is survived by his loving wife Katie and three children Cassandra, Nathaniel and Kirsten, all of Sapulpa; parents Dan and Donna; three brothers, Tony, Dusty and Casey, of Elk Point, S.D.; paternal grandparents Merle and Shirley DeBuhr, of Valley City, N.D.; maternal grandparents Ernest and Doris Petty, of Richland, S.D.; great-grandfather Merle DeBuhr Sr., of Tivola, Texas along with numerous grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers, sisters and friends on both sides of the family.
Visitation will be Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004 with family being present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Sapulpa.
Services begin at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, 2004 at Smith Funeral Home in Sapulpa followed by a burial at Green Hill Cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established in Terry's name for assisting with burial expenses and to support his wife and three small children. Please contact River Oaks Christian Church at 300 N. Elm Street, Jenks, OK, 74037, 918-299-3366 in order to make a donation. Please leave a message with contact information as well as marking all checks with Terry DeBuhr's name. All of your contributions are greatly appreciated and God bless you for all of your prayers and support.
SAPULPA -- Charles Deck, Jr., 67, truck driver, died Wednesday. Service 11 a.m. Monday, Green Hill Mausoleum Chapel, Green Hill.
SAPULPA -- Melvin Deckard, 78, Tulsa Public Schools janitor, died Monday. Graveside service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sunrise Cemetery, Kellyville. Green Hill.
Dorothy C. Dees
Dorothy C. Dees, of Sapulpa, died Tuesday, February 8, 2005 at the age of 79.
Mrs. Dees was born July 1, 1925 in Weleetka to Omar and Audie Woodward. Dorothy was a member of the Glenwood Assembly of God Church and was a homemaker. She was married to Worell Dees in September of 1975, and Worell died in 1994.
Survivors are her children Doug Bingamon, of Sapulpa, Phillip Bingamon, of Claremore, and stepdaughter Bernita (Ash) Runyon, of Olathe, Kan.; stepgrandchildren Carrie Runyon, of Olathe, Kan., Shelley Bryant, of Paola, Kan. and Amy Runyon, of New York City; step-great-grandson Taylor Bryant, of Paola, Kan.; sisters Bonnie Laffond, of Drumright, Betty Terry, of Puyallup, Wash.; brothers Bob Woodward and Bill Woodward, both of Drumright.
Funeral services for Dorothy have been set for 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11, 2005 in the Smith Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Rick McElhannon officiating. Interment will be in Green Hill Memorial Gardens.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
From "The Tulsa World," Thursday, February 10, 2005
SAPULPA -- Dorothy Dees, 79, homemaker, died Tuesday. Service 10 a.m. Friday, Smith Funeral Home Chapel.
DeGraffenreid, Helen Omega - Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2002 at the Mounds City Cemetery. The Rev. Gerald Weatherford will officiate.
Owen Funeral Home of Sapulpa is in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. DeGraffenreid, 87, died Thursday, March 7, 2002. She was born in 1914 in Van Buren, Ark. and had lived in this area most of her life.
DeHart, Alma - Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2002, at the Luddie Cemetery in Wilburton.
Hutchins-Maples Funeral Home of Bristow will be in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. DeHart, 92, died Saturday, March 13, 2002. She was a retired nurse's aid from St. John Hospital in Tulsa.
SAPULPA -- Anne Deible, 84, homemaker, died Saturday. Memorial service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Smith Funeral Home Chapel.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Monday, August 15, 2005
Anne W. Deible died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2005 at her home in Sapulpa. Anne was born in Williamsport, Pa. Aug. 19, 1920.
She was preceded in death by her husband William B. Deible, of 63 years, on Nov. 22, 2004.
Anne is survived by her daughter Carole A. Richards; son William W. (Brant) Deible; grandsons Brant J. Deible and William P. Deible; great-granddaughter Mackenzie Deible, all of Sapulpa; granddaughter Heather Pratt and great-granddaughter Samantha Newfrock, of Florida.
Anne was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She gave more with her strength than she will ever know. Memorial services for Anne have been set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005 in the Smith Funeral Chapel.
DEIBLE, William -- William Deible, 84, of Sapulpa, died Monday, Nov. 22, 2004.
He is survived by his wife Anne, of the home; son William Deible, of Sapulpa; and daughter Carole Richards, of Sapulpa.
There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004 in the Smith Funeral Home Chapel.
Services will be under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.
From "The Tulsa World," Wednesday, November 24, 2004
SAPULPA -- William Deible, 84, construction engineer, died Monday. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Smith Funeral Home Chapel.
DRUMRIGHT -- Violet Delancy, 92, homemaker, died Saturday. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, First Baptist Church, Olive. Don Smith.
KIEFER -- William Dellis, 74, truck deiver, died Friday. Visitation 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Schaudt's Glenpool Funeral Service, Glenpool; rosary 7 p.m. Sunday and funeral Mass 10 a.m. Monday, both at St. Catherine's Catholic Church, Tulsa.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Monday, July 19, 2004
DELLIS, William -- William Stuart Dellis, 74, died Friday, July 16, 2004 at a local hospital. He was born Oct. 13, 1929 to Herbert A. Dellis and Nola M. Evans Dellis in Tulsa. He married Mary Ethel Greathouse.
He was preceded in death by his parents Herbert and Nola Dellis and his brother Dutch Dellis.
He is survived by his wife Mary Ethel Dellis, of Glenpool; one son Monty Dellis, of Glenpool; four daughters, Teri Terry, of Bixby, Vicki Crabtree, Tami Northrup, of Coweta, and Traci Jenkins, of Newbury, Ohio; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Daniel C. Schaudt of Schaudt's Glenpool Funeral Service.
SAPULPA -- Joy DeLong, 65, teacher, died Wednesday. Service 11 a.m. Monday, First United Methodist Church. Smith.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Thursday, June 26, 2003
DELONG, Joy -- Joy Delong, 65, of Sapulpa, died Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at Ranch Terrace Nursing Home.
Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by the Smith Funeral Home.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Sunday, June 29, 2003
Joy DeLong passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2003.
She was born Oct. 19, 1937 in Enid to Earl and Joyce Teeters. She graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor of arts degree in music education and received her master's degree in counseling from the University of Tulsa.
In 1961, Joy was crowned Miss Sapulpa and compteted in the MIss Oklahoma pageant, where she was named Miss Congeniality.
Joy married Eddie DeLong on June 23, 1963. She was a music teacher and a high school counselor for Sapulpa Public Schools for more than 36 years.
She was a church choir director for First Christian Church of Sapulpa for 25 years and a current member of First United Methodist Church of Sapulpa.
She enjoyed playing the piano, singing, writing poetry and playing with her dog, Duffy.
Joy was preceded in death by her father, Earl Teeters, mother Joyce Teeters, and her brother, Gaylyn Teeters.
She is survived by her husband, Eddie, of Sapulpa; daughter Darci and son-in-law Jay Bryant and granddaughter Carlie Danielle, of Tulsa.
Others survivors include niece Abbey Teeters, of Oklahoma City, nephew Joshua Teeters, of Tulsa, and many loving cousins.
Joy touched many lives throughout her life. Her smile and laughter will truly be missed.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Funeral services for Joy have been set for 11 a.m. Monday, June 30, 2003 at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Asher officiating.
Interment will follow in the Green Hill Memorial Gardens under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home.
Serving as casketbearers will be Antwine Pryor, John Scott, Travis Rutledge, Lloyd Skinner, Richard Lingo and Don Dufford.
SAPULPA -- Ralph J. DeLong, 79, Independent oil man, died Monday. Service 11 a.m. Thursday, Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Smith.
DEMMITT, Thomas -- Thomas Earl Demmitt, 61, of Kiefer, died Wedensday, Aug. 11, 2004. He was born Aug. 7, 1943 in California.
Survivors are his wife, Gloria, of the home; children Timothy and Thomas Demmitt; three grandchildren; brother David Demmitt and sister Jo Ellen Johnson.
No services are planned at this time. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
BRISTOW -- John L. Dennis, Sr., 69, retired police officer, died Saturday. Service 1 p.m. Tuesday, Cooper Chapel AME Church. Hutchins-Maples.
Charles Lee Dent Sr.
Charles Lee Dent Sr. passed away Saturday, April 21, 2002 at his home in Sapulpa at the age of 78.
He was born on July 28, 1923 in Alicia, Ark. to Dolph Dent and Mary Grider-Dent.
On July 25, 1943 in Brownwood, Texas, Mr. Dent married Margaret Thompson and then went on to serve in the U.S. Army during World War II. They moved to Tulsa in 1944 and then on to Sapulpa and Bristow area in 1970.
Mr. Dent acquired his Plumbing Contractor's License in 1952. He enjoyed his work and enjoyed helping others. He owned and operated Dent Plumbing, Heat and Air Conditioning for over 40 years, working up until his health forced him to retire in December of 2001.
He was an active member of the Bristow VFW and loved horses. He was always a cowboy. He was a good father and a wonderful grandfather who the kids called Pe-Paw.
He is survived by his wife Margaret of the home; his children Ronald Dent of Kellyville, Linda Stunkard of Tulsa and Lester Cox of Tulsa; sister Florella Thorn of Goodyear, Ariz.; brothers Clay Dent of Runaway Bay, Texas, Jim Dent of Little Rock, Ark., and Gus Dent of Broken Arrow; along with eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Charles Lee Dent, Jr.
Services will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, 2002 at Green Hill Funeral Home Chapel in Sapulpa with burial to follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Tulsa.
The family has chosen to entrust the care of the services to the directors of Green Hill Funeral Home.
Laura Ann Dent
Funeral services for Laura Ann Dent will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2002 at the Green Hill Funeral Home Chapel with a private family committal service to follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Tulsa.
The family has chosen to entrust the care of the services to the directors at Green Hill Funeral Home.
Mrs. Dent died on Thursday, June 20, 2002 at her residence in Sapulpa. She was 32.
She was born on July 26, 1969 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Richard Henry Bantly, Jr. and Nancy Carol White-Bantly.
Mrs. Dent attended Broken Arrow High School, and on March 17, 1997, she married Christopher B. Dent in Tulsa.
She was employed as a medical assistant by the Tulsa Pain Consultants.
Mrs. Dent is survived by her husband, Christopher B. Dent and their son, Christopher Dent, Jr., of the home. She is also survived by her mother and step-father, Nancy and Eugene Innis of Kellyville; her father and step-mother, Robert and Carmen Bantly Jr. of Houston, Texas; brother Robert Bantly III and wife Anna of Louisville, Ky., sister Susan Marchewka and husband David of Jenks and brother Andy Bantly of Tulsa; neice Kelsey Partin and newphew Even Marchewka and Robert Bantly IV.
Winnie Lee Denton
Winnie Lee Denton of Sapulpa died Monday, May 6, 2002 at the Gardens Nursing Home in Sapulpa at the age of 99.
She was born on Feb. 28, 1903 in Hugo. She was the daughter of Bill and Flora "Shears" Thomas.
She received her education in the Coweta school system.
She and Floyd Denton were united in marriage on Feb. 12, 1926 in Coweta. They moved to Sapulpa in 1960 from Wagoner.
Mrs. Denton was a homemaker for most of her life. She was a mamber of the First Baptist Church of Sapulpa. Her hobbies included cooking, drawing and needle work.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one daughter, Lois Martin, three sisters and two brothers.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Ruth Denton of Sapulpa; four grandchildren, Jeff Martin, Dean Martin, Gary Denton and Paula Thompson; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousin.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2002 at Vernon Cemetery in Coweta with the Rev. David Jones at First Baptist Church in Coweta officiating.
Interment will follow. Arrangements are under the direction of Wright Funeral Home in Coweta.
Honorary casektbearers will be Grant Thompson, Gavin Thompson, Garet Thompson, Ben Denton, Scott Martin, Jerod Martin, Erik Martin and Cory Martin.
DERVIN, Lee Edward "Shorty" - Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 21, 2002, at the Assembly of God Church in Stroud. The Rev. Don Wilburn will officiate. Burial will follow in the Stroud Cemetery.
Parks Brothers Funeral Services of Stroud will be in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Dervin, 71, died Monday, March 18, 2002. He was born March 10, 1931 near Milfay.
He joined the U.S. Army in 1950 during the Korean Conflict and served in Company G, 279th Infantry.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Carla Lynn Dervin.
Survivors are his wife, Patricia Sue "Pat" Dervin of Stroud; four step-children, Sam, Stephanie, Melissa and Lucinda; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Tom and Lou Dervin of Sapulpa, Jim and Shirley Dervin of Stroud; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Hazel and Charlie McGuire of Drumright, Lorna Marie and Junior Morton of Sapulpa and Linda and Clyde Berry of Hot Springs Vilage, Ark.
Ethel Mae Deselem of Sapulpa died Saturday, march 2, 2002, at Northside Nursing Center at the age of 89.
Mrs. Deselem was born April 26, 1912 in Springfield, Ohio and had lived in Sapulpa since 1952, when she moved here from Springfield. She had worked for Gibson's and T.G.&Y. as a clerk. She was a member of the First Church of God and the Happy Warriors Sunday School Class.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Deselem, in 1972.
Survivors are two daughters, Nancy Young of Sapulpa and Donna Jackson of Lavon, Texas; five grandchildren, Jack Young Jr. of Sapulpa, Pam Moses of Sapulpa, Sandy McCarter, Randy Jackson and Vickie Martinez, all of Texas; eight great-grandchildren, Jennifer Young, Jonathan Young, Jacci Lou Young and Brody Moses, all of Sapulpa, Landon Moses, Chere Estrada, Lindsey Wingo and Ricky Martinez, all of Texas; one great-great-grandchild, Hailey Estrada of Texas; one sister, Edith Kauffman of Springfield, Ohio.
Funeral services have been set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2002, in the Smith Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Loren Stephenson officiating.
Interment will follow in the Green Hill Memorial Gardens under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home of Sapulpa.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Jack Hancock, Henry Waldroupe, Larry Bailey, Edgar McGuire, Fred Parks, Jim Hale, John Dicus and Charles Sellers.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
DEPEW -- O. C. Devin, 81, retired oil-field pumper, died Thursday in Bristow. Service 2 p.m. Monday, First Baptist Church. Hutchins-Maples, Bristow.
A 52-year-old Sapulpa woman was killed in an accident Wednesday evening at the intersection of Highways 66 and 117.
Sapulpa Police Detective Fred Clark said Judy Diaz was pronounced dead at the scene.
Clark said Diaz was west bound on Highway 66 and attempted a left turn to Highway 117.
He said a 1985 Ford pickup driven by Jerry Winters, 64, of Kellyville, was east bound on Highway 66 when his vehicle collided with the right passenger side door of Diaz's car.
Clark said thus far the investigation has not turned up any reason for the victim to turn into the path of the oncoming pickup.
"But, the traffic lights at the intersection could be a part of the cause of the accident," he said. "We intend to return to the scene this evening to see if the setting sun could have blinded the victim.
"I arrived within 15 minutes of the accident and I could not see anything from the west because of the glare of the sun," he said.
Clark said the light would be better seen if it was installed at the side of the road.
He said since the intersection connects two state highways the responsibility for the traffic light belongs to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.
Bob Sherrill 224-5185 Ext. 201
From "The Tulsa World," Saturday, September 11, 2004
SAPULPA -- Judy Ann Diaz, 52, McDonald's employee, died Wednesday. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Westside Free Will Baptist Church. Smith.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Saturday, September 11, 2004
Judy Ann Diaz
Judy Ann Diaz, of Sapulpa, died Wednesday, Sept, 8, 2004 at the age of 52. Judy was born July 29, 1952 in Hollis and had lived here most all of her life.
She was employed for the Sapulpa McDonald's.
Survivors are her children, James Waltrip. of Sapulpa, Deanna Marie Arnold, of California, Christopher Jiles Arnold, of California, Shannon Renee Anold, of California; mother Bessie I. Huffman Waltrip, of California; several grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Edgar E. Waltrip, of California, Wayne A. Waltrip, of Sapulpa, Corine Jubb, of California, Lorine Jubb, of California, Barbara J. Clemens, of Sapulpa, Danny L. Waltrip, of California, Linda M. Wilhite, of California, Tommy L. Waltrip, of Kellyville, and Richard Waltrip, of California.
She was preceded in death by her father Walker Wayne Waltrip, brothers Robert and Isham Waltrip and sister Mildred Waltrip.
Funeral services for Judy have been set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004 in the West Side Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Millard McGuire officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunrise Cemetery near Kellyville.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
SAPULPA -- Ellen Dickens, 71, homemaker, died Saturday. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, Smith Funeral Home Chapel.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Tuesday, July 19, 2005
Ellen Letitia (Brock) Dickens, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister was born April 18, 1934 in Ada. She passed from this life July 16, 2005.
Dickens moved to Sapulpa as a young girl, graduated from Sapulpa High School and lived in the area most of her life. She and her husband, James, owned and operated Pin Oak Iris Farm south of Sapulpa for several years.
She was preceded in death by her husband James Lee Dickens; her mother Mary Leona (Taylor) Brock; and her father Alfred Jackson Brock. She is survived by two sisters Mae Belle Rogers and Alta Stockton, both of Sapulpa; three children Janice Dale Goforth and her husband Richard, of Tahlequah, James Alfred Dickens and his wife Angela, of Sapulpa, and Tommy Ray Dickens Sr., of Sapulpa. She also has five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a host of coursins, nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed.
Services are 10 a.m. Thursday, July 21, 2005 at Smith Funeral Home in Sapulpa. The graveside service will follow at Sunrise Cemetery west of Kellyville.
Helen Almida Dickens, 84, 2601 S. Hickory, died Sunday, July 23, 1995 at Bartlett Memorial Medical Center.
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Southside Christian Church with Tony Thorton and Russell Casey officiating. Burial will be in South Heights Cemetery, directed by Smith Funeral Home.
She was born Sept. 6, 1910 in Lebanon, Mo.
She was a member of the Southside Christian Church. She had been a substitute school teacher.
Survivors include four sons, David Dickens, Banks, Ore., Kenneth Dean Dickens and Dale Dickens, both of Sapulpa, and Wayne Dickens, Mounds; a daughter, Helen Joy Tennant, Sapulpa; a brother, Clyde Price, Lebanon; a sister, Thelma Benner, Lebanon; eight grandchilren and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Otto, in 1992.
IN MEMORY OF:
Cecil W. Dickerson
DATE OF BIRTH:
September 21, 1902
DEPARTED THIS LIFE:
July 21, 1965
2 P.M. Friday
July 23, 1965
First Baptist Church
Rev. Alvin Hedin
ORGANIST: Mrs. Jane Ann Clark
SOLOIST: Ken Hufman
D.B. Jones --- C.W. Mullen
Noel Vaughn --- Ben Wright
Ralph Clark --- Jim McReynolds
Green Hill Memorial Gardens
Owen Funeral Home
DRUMRIGHT -- Leo C. Dickerson, 85, retired truck driver, died Saturday. Graveside service 10 a.m. Tuesday, South Cemetery. Don Smith.
SAPULPA -- Sarah Dickson, 76, homemaker, died Friday. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Monday, Alderwoods-Heath Funeral Home, Tulsa, and graveside service 1 p.m. Monday, Sunrise Cemetery, Kellyville.
SAPULPA -- Daphne Diehl, 78, retired legal secretary, died Monday. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, First Baptist Church. Smith.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Tuesday, January 4, 2005
Daphne Yvonne Henderson Diehl
Daphne Yvonne Henderson Diehl went to be with the Lord and be reunited with her husband of 46 years on Monday, Jan. 3, 2005.
She was born Oct. 21, 1926 in Sapulpa. She was a life-long member of the First Baptist Church in Sapulpa. Daphne retired from Amerada Hess Corporation in 1984 where she worked as a legal secretary. Daphne was active in the ABWA and played frequently with the Kitchen Kats Band. She was preceded in death by her parents Chas and Ruby Henderson, her husband William "Bill" and two brothers.
Daphne leaves behind three sons, Steven Diehl, of Champagne, Ill., Kevin Diehl, of Sapulpa, and Doug Diehl, of San Antonio, Texas. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild and numerous nephews and nieces.
Funeral services for Daphne Yvonne Henderson Diehl will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005 in the First Baptist Church. Funeral services will be under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.
OILTON -- Ruby Diehnel, 100, homemaker, died Saturday. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Methodist Church. Palmer & Marler, Cushing.
MANNFORD -- Alvon A. Diffee, 72, retired from R&R Carpet & Tile, died Friday. Visitation noon - 6 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, no services planned. Mannford.
OAKHURST -- Bernadine I. Diffee, 76, retired Upton Grocery assistant manager, died Friday. Visitation 9 a.m. - noon Saturday, 2-5 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m.-noon Monday, all at Bixby Funeral Service, Bixby, and service 2 p.m. Monday, Bixby Cemetery Pavillion, Bixby.
SAPULPA -- William Diggs, Jr., 46, died Thursday. Services pending. Green Hill.
KELLYVILLE -- Wanda Jean Dilday, 60, homemaker, died Saturday. Graveside service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Kellyville Cemetery. Smith, Sapulpa.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Monday, February 28, 2005
Wanda Jean Dilday
Wanda Jean Dilday, of Kellyville, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005, at Saint Francis Heart Hospital at the age of 60.
Mrs. Dilday was born July 30, 1944, in Wagoner and had lived in Kellyville for the past 20 years, moving to Kellyville from Sand Springs. She was a homemaker and loved arts and crafts.
Survivors are her husband Jerry Don Dilday, of the home, in Kellyville; her children Jerry Wayne Dilday and wife Charlotte, of Sapulpa, David Lee Dilday, of Kellyville, Donna Jean Elliott and husband Mitchell, of Sand Springs and Barbara Louise Griffith, and husband Timothy of Kellyville; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; brother Elmer Duty, of Prattville; and sister Linda Slape, of Tallahassee.
Mrs. Dilday was preceded in death by her parents, Edgar Duty and Hazel Perguson Duty; and one daughter, Terri Lynn Dilday.
Graveside services for Mrs. Dilday have been set for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 2, 2005, in the Kellyville Cemetery.
Interment will follow under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home.
SAPULPA -- Jordyn Elizabeth Dine, Infant daughter of Christina Dine and Cory Hille, died Monday. Graveside service 2 p.m. Friday, Floral Haven Memorial Gardens, Broken Arrow. Floral Haven, Broken Arrow.
DRUMRIGHT -- Dorothy Dinwiddle, 81, homemaker, died Saturday. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Church of Christ. Smith.
OILTON -- Angelo DiPasquale, 68, Rockwell machinist, died Wednesday. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, Chapman-Black Funeral Home Chapel.
DRUMRIGHT -- Richard Dix, 75, died Tuesday. Graveside service 2 p.m. Thursday, North Cemetery. Smith.
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