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MOUNDS -- Phillip Foley, 51, died Sunday. Services pending. Spivey-McClendon, Beggs.
Wilma Jean Foley
Wilma Jean Foley of Sapulpa died Saturday, June 8, 2002 at the age of 88.
Mrs. Foley was born Aug. 28, 1913 in Fayetteville, Ark. and had lived in Sapulpa most of her life.
She retired from Hissom and had been a caretaker for many years.
Survivors are one daughter Carolyn Wilson of Sapulpa, grandchildren Herb Wilson, Kimberly Clanton and DeAwna Wilson, great-grandchildren Brandon Henderson, Patricia Frazier, Emily Mackie, Ashley Clanton and Tyler Morris.
Graveside services have been set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2002 in the South Heights Cemetery with the Rev. Glen Hood officiating.
Interment will follow under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home.
SAPULPA -- Ines E. Folsom, 91, retired RN, died Thursday. Services 2 p.m. Saturday, Smith Funeral Home Chapel.
SAPULPA -- Alice Forbes, 67, homemaker, died Thursday. Service 11 a.m. Tuesday, Smith Funeral Home Chapel.
SAPULPA -- Joan M. Ford, 76, retired Penny Saver Medical Co. salesperson, formerly of Sapulpa, died Sunday. Graveside service 11 a.m. Thursday, Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colo. Ahlberg, Longmont, Colo.
FORD, Lawrence Wayne - Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2002 at the First Baptist Church in Sapulpa with the Rev. Doyle Pryor officiating.
Smith Funeral Home of Sapulpa will be in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Ford, 43, died Tuesday, June 11, 2002.
He was born on March 3, 1959 in Jacksonville, Fla.
Survivors are his wife Debra of the home; brothers and sisters Nancy McDonald, of Broken Arrow, Carol Ford of Broken Arrow, Christine, Everett Ford III of Coweta, Doreen Ford of Florida and Dale Blankenship of Kansas City.
Marian Rollings Ford
Marian Rollings Ford (Ma Anne) passed away peacefully in Sapulpa on Sunday, June 16, 2002.
She was born in Lafayette, Ind., later moving to Oklahoma with her parents and four brothers.
She married G.C. Rollings of Mounds where they owned and operating the Rollings Tire Shop from 1946 until 1961, closing due to the death of her husband.
She was a bookkeeper for the tire business and also worked for the gas company and ran the bus station at Mounds.
Along with her many work duties she was also the loving "Ma Anne" who babysat her granddaughters for many years.
In later years, she married Jasper Ford. They loved to dance and enjoyed going to the Senior Citizens dances in Tulsa along with other local dances.
She will always be remembered as a kind, loving, honest person who loved her family dearly.
She was an influential part of her granddaughters lives which continue on to their children.
She welcomed each new addition with pride and was always excited to see them.
Her twinkling blue eyes, rosy red cheeks, crazy hats and funny faces will be missed.
She was a beautiful lady both inside and out.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jasper Ford in 2001 and four brothers, Raymond, Robert, Bill and Ed Foresman.
She is survived by her daughter Mary Elizabeth Brown, of Inola; granddaughters JoAnne Foreman and Sandra Smoot; great-grandchildren Brett Stiger, Matt Stiger, Shane Stiger, Jimmie Beth and John Chance Foreman; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m on Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at the Mounds First Christian Church.
Interment will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Tulsa.
MANNFORD -- Nicey Ford, 95, homemaker, died Wednesday. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, Lakeside Baptist Church. Mobley-Dodson, Sand Springs.
DRUMRIGHT -- Jim Earl Formby, 84, retired vocational-agriculture teacher and Oklahoma state representative, died Tuesday. Memorial service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, First United Methodist Church.
From "The Tulsa World," Saturday, September 3, 2005
DRUMRIGHT -- Jim Earn Formby, 84, retired vocational-agriculture teacher and Oklahoma state representative, died Tuesday. Memorial service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, First United Methodist Church, Perry. Borwn-Dugger, Perry.
TULSA -- Harold LeRoy, 95, retired Tulsa fire captain, died Sunday. Service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Floral Haven Funeral Home Chapel, Broken Arrow.
BRISTOW -- Harry "B" Fortney, 87, retired sanitation employee, died Friday. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Hutchins-Maples Funeral Home Chapel.
BRISTOW -- LeRoy F. Fortney, 54, farmer, died Sunday. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Holiness Church, Gypsy. Hutchins-Maples.
STILLWATER -- Sylvia A. Fosburgh, 89, homemaker, died Wednesday. Graveside service 11 a.m. Friday, Kellyville Cemetery. Strode.
SAPULPA -- Katherine Foshee, 76, retired, died Friday. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Living Word Tabernacle. Smith.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Sunday, June 1, 2003
KATHERINE A. FOSHEE
Katherine A. Foshee, 76, entered into eternal life on Friday, May 30, 2003. She was born on November 24, 1926 in Garber, to Richard Oral Hill and Myrtle Jane Ernst Hill. She has called Sapulpa home for most of her life. At the time of her death she was residing at the Berryhill Senior Apartments on East Dewey in downtown Sapulpa.
Katherine was a member of the graduating class of 1944 from Sapulpa High School. She retired from Greenbay Packaging in 1992. In the span of her life, she worked as a waitress at Western Chicken House, Liberty Cafe, Lorraine Coffee Shop, and the Allen Cafe in Wichita Falls, Texas, as well as holding different positions at Liberty Glass and Terry Gartside respectively. From 1958 to 1963, she owned and operated her own beauty shop, which was next to her husband's grocery store & bait shop not far from Sahoma & Pretty Water Lakes. She also donated a portion of her life to local and national politics. She served as the Republican Chairman & Vice Chairman for Creek County in the 50's and 60's. She was also a member of the Republican Victory Team and Republican Task Force. Katherine was a church member of Living Word Tabernacle in Sapulpa where her son was the founding pastor, and where her grandson currently is the pastor.
By far, her most rewarding position was being a mother to her son, Richard Allen Hughes, which preceded her in death in 1994. As enjoyable, was the role she played as a loving grandmother to her grandchildren: Kim Farmer of Cleveland, Jody Griffith of Stigler, Aaron Hughes of Tulsa, and Becky Tanner of Sapulpa. She absolutely adored her nine great grandchildren: Tiffany, Amber, John, Bryan, Julie, Amanda, Cody, Justin, and Kason. Her latest surprise was on Easter Sunday when she found out that her granddaughter, Becky, would be bringing her tenth great grandchild into the world. She was loved by so many and known to all as "Granny Katherine."
Katherine is also survived by her daughter-in-law, her faithful and loving care giver, Barbara A. Hughes of Tulsa; one brother, Billy R. Hill of Sapulpa; one aunt, Della McMahan of Sapulpa; nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; her sister, Adeoline Dammeier; husband, Jackie Dean Hughes; husband, Roy E. Foshee; and granddaughter, Deborah Kay Hughes.
Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 3, 2003, at Living Word Tabernacle, in Sapulpa, located on the northeast corner of Highway 97 and E. Line Street. Interment will follow at Green Hill Memorial Gardens.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
SAPULPA -- Ronald Foshee, Sr., 70, retired from the military, City Council member, died Monday. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, Mount Olive Baptist Church. House of Winn, Okmulgee.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Tuesday, May 6, 2003
CITY COUNCIL MEMBER DIES AT 70
By GREG STONE Herald Associate Editor
Business at City Hall was overshadowed by sorrow Monday by news of the death of Ward No. 2 Councilor Ron Foshee.
Foshee, 70, of Sapulpa, died Monday. He began serving on the City Council in 1998.
"We've lost a great councilor and a great friend, and all of us wish the family well through this hard time," said City manager Tom DeArman.
Foshee had been suffering from cancer for several years, Mayor Brian Bingman said today.
"We certainly hate to lose him," Bingman said. "He hever had a bad thing to say about anybody. Everybody certainly enjoyed working with him, and he surely will be missed."
(Greg Stone can be reached at 224-5185 ext. 204 or at [email protected])
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Thursday, May 8, 2003
Ronald E. Foshee
Ronald E. Foshee, Sr. 70, a long-time resident of Sapulpa, passed away Monday, May 5, 2003 in Pleasant Manor Nursing Home in Sapulpa. He was born March 1, 1933 in Sapulpa to Perry and Beaury (Grey) Foshee.
Mr. Foshee led a distinguished career, first serving two tours of duty with the U.S. Army and later a career in education commencing at Garfield Elementary School in Sapulpa, and climaxing at Cherokee Elementary School in Tulsa. He was a current member of the Sapulpa City Council.
His civic, religious, and professional affiliations include, the Mason Fidelity Lodge, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, VFW, retired insurance salesman, church steward Snowden Chapel C.M.E. Church.
Service of memory will be conducted Saturday, at 11 a.m. in Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 130 N. Gray Street, Sapulpa, with the Rev. Loomus Dillard officiating. Interment will be in North Heights Cemetery with full military rites under the direction of the House of Winn Funeral Home of Okmulgee.
Mr. Foshee will lie in state, Friday, May 9, 2003 in the funeral home chapel during the hours of 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Snowden Chapel C.M.E. Church, 224 N. Leonard Street.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Gladys (Overstreet) Foshee, of the home, a son, Ronald E. Foshee, Jr., of Tulsa; two daughters, Delia and husband Leman Lewis, Jr., of Sapulpa, Ecora and husband Floyd Hampton, of Detroit, Mich.; one brother, Rudolph Foshee, of McAlester; five grandchildren and numerous relatives and friends.
House of Winn Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
BRISTOW -- Dorothy Foster, 79, florist, died Thursday. Service 1 p.m. Monday, Hutchins-Maples Funeral Home Chapel.
DRUMRIGHT -- Euther C. "Pat" Foster, 82, homemaker, died Tuesday. Service 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Church of the Nazarene. Michael's.
SAPULPA -- Kenneth Foster, 83, retired from Frisco, died Wednesday. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Faith Baptist Church. Smith.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Friday, July 29, 2005
FOSTER, Kenneth -- Kenneth Foster, 83, died Wednesday, July 27, 2005. He was born April 28, 1922 in Stanford, Texas.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1, 2005 in Faith Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Oldham officiating.
Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
FOSTER, Neva -- Neva M. Foster, 82, of Sapulpa, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2005.
She was born May 15, 1923 in Thayer, Mo.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005 in the Faith Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Oldham officiating.
Entombment will follow in the Green Hill Memorial Gardens under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home.
From "The Tulsa World," Wednesday, August 24, 2005
SAPULPA -- Neva M. Foster, 82, homemaker, died Monday. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, Faith Baptist Church. Smith.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Neva Maxine Buckley Foster, 82, passed away Monday, Aug. 22, 2005 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. She was born May 15, 1923 in Thayer, Mo. to William and Edna Buckley. Neva was a lifelong resident of Sapulpa.
She was a loving mother and grandmother and a devoted wife to Kenneth Foster for 65 years. Mom alwyas had open and loving arms for her children and many grandchildren. Because of her love for children, she served in the nursery for many years when she was a member at South Heights Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Foster; her parents; sisters Aretha McGinley, Juanita Sheets, Josephine McCann, Jessie Lee Buckley; and granddaughter Jodi Lynne Lucas.
She is survived by daughters Sharon Dickens and husband Dallas, Judy Voss and husband J.C., and Shirley Keigley and husband Ron; sons Edwin Buckley and wife Darla; grandchildren Kenny Friend, Don Lucas, Shelly Nichols, Tim Lucas, Ben Keigley, Scott Keigley, Jesse Keigley, James Foster and Lester Foster; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005 at Faith Baptist Church in Sapulpa. Visitation and services are under the direction of Smith Funeral Home with entombment at Green Hill Cemetery in Sapulpa.
SHAMROCK -- Georgia Sara Fountain, 83, Oklahoma State University secretary, died Wednesday. Visitaiton 11:30 a.m. - noon Saturday, Peck Funeral Home, Oilton, and graveside service 1 p.m. Saturday, Shamrock Cemetery.
FOUT, Debra Lynn - Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 28, 2002 at the Bristow Church of Christ. D. Sommers will officiate.
Green Hill Funeral Home of Sapulpa will be in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Fout, 45, died Sunday, March 24, 2002 at Tulsa Regional Hospital in Tulsa. She was born on San Francisco on Oct. 15, 1956. She was a homemaker.
Survivors are her parents, Harold and Elaine Parcell; her husband, Paul Allen Fout; and three sisters, Dale Hume, Donna Stone and Darlene Parcell.
Imogene Fowler, 85, of Sapulpa, died Thursday, June 3, 2004 at St. John Medical Center. She was born Aug. 19, 1918 in Holdenville to David E. and Laura Hensley Fowler.
She was a Baptist and never married. She lived in Sapulpa 75 years. She was a homemaker and cared for her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Earl, Ray and Fred Fowler and two sisters Alaska Fowler and Pearl Crawford.
Survivors are her nieces Maxine Carter, of Sapulpa, and Deloris Philpott, of Waskom, Texas and three great-nieces.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Monday, June 7, 2004 at South Heights Cemetery Chapel with the Rev. Vernon Howard officiating. A private family service is planned. Burial will follow in South Heights Cemetery.
Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday.
Owen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
JOHN D. FOWLER
Funeral services have been scheduled for 10 a.m. today at Hayhurst Funeral Home Chapel in Broken Arrow. The Rev. Danny Moss will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Bill Moss. Burial will follow at Park Grove Cemetery in Broken Arrow under the direction of Hayhurst Funeral Home.
John Dean Fowler, 59, was born Jan. 2, 1943 in Tulsa, the son of William Calvin and Jessie M. Potter Fowler. He died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, at St. John's Continuous Care in Sapulpa.
John was a 1960 high school graduate from Scranton, Pa. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and married the former Miss Kathy Conway on Aug. 17, 1994.
John worked for Dubarry Texaco Service and Bethesda Boys Ranch before disabilities forced him into early retirement.
He loved fishing, cooking, building things, gardening and his red pick-up truck. He attended First Baptist Church in Sapulpa.
The family would like to give special thanks for their compassion to the Sapulpa community, Ben Wright, First Baptist Church, Bethesda Boys Ranch and St. John's Continuous Care. Memorials may be made to Bethesda Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 460, Mounds, OK 74047.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Fowler of Sapulpa; a daughter, Deanne Wilson, and her husband, Terry Wilson, of Broken Arrow; son John Fowler of Gravette, Ark.; sisters, Donna Wilson and her husband, Robert L. Wilson, of Tulsa, Jean Moss and her husband, Bill Moss, of Pryor, June Palmer and her husband, L.E. Palmer, of Tahlequah and Janice Nunley and her husband, Don Nunley of Mountview, Calif.; brothers, William C. Fowler and his wife, Gail, of Corups Christi, Texas and James G. Fowler of Tulsa; and seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and two sisters.
MANNFORD -- Charles Floyd Fox, Sr., 90, McDonnell Douglas machinist, died Saturday. Service 11 a.m. Tuesday, First Christian Church. Floral Haven, Broken Arrow.
BRISTOW -- Edward "Ed" Fox, 85, retired Postal Service letter carrier, died Monday. Service 10:30 a.m. Thursday, First Baptist Church. Hutchins-Maples.
SHAMROCK -- Judy Lynn Fox, 44, retired Freddie's Steak House waitress, died Wednesday. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, First Baptist Church. Schumacher, Bristow.
SAPULPA -- Odell Fox, 72, builder, died Sunday. Private family service. Smith.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Thursday, October 23, 2003
Odell Fox, 72, died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003.
He was born NOv. 20, 1920 to Orval and Edna Fox, both deceased.
He is survived by his loving wife, Sharon; two sons, DeWayne and his wife, Rhonda, and Scott and his wife, Peggy; brother Lee Fox and his wife, Twila; grandchildren Stephanie, Shannon and Bridget; great-grandchildren Kegan, Amanda, Darian and Damien; special brother-in-law Bob Bush; sister-in-law Cora Fox; cousin Jack Fox; niece Bunnie Webb; nephews Tim Fox and Bobby and David Bush; great-nephews Michael Fox, Aaron Webb. Nick, Jason, Andy and J.D. Bush; and great-niece MaryEllen Bush.
The family wishes to express heartfelt gratitude to all of the dear friends, relatives and church family who extended loving suport and prayers to Odell throughout his illness. A special thanks to Olen and Jean Aemisegger and R.V. and Joyce Hardin, close friends of Odell and Sharon.
In honoring Odell's request, his body was cremated and a private family service will be held.
Arrangements were under the direction of Smith Funeral Home.
Kermit Gail Frank
Kermit Gail Frank was born Nov.9, 1923 in Mason to Newt Frank and Ada Armstrong Frank. He passed away peacefully at home Monday, Aug. 16, 2004.
Gail was preceded in death by his father and mother. He is survived by his wife of 27 years Peggy Taylor Frank; daughter Virginia Kay Scouten and husband Keith, of Tulsa; sisters Betty Jo Wayman, of Fairfax, Linda K. Feaster and husband Virgil, of Tulsa; brother Harman Lee Franks and wife Betty of Fairfax; brother-in-law John Taylor, of Oroville, Calif.; sister-in-law Pat Taylor, of Sapulpa; 10 nieces and nephews and many great and great-great-nieces and nephews.
Gail worked in the lab at Sun Oil Company and retired from there after 28 years. He enjoyed camping and belonged to Hunters Sooner Schooner Camping Club. Wood working was such a pleasure to him, and he loved making things for friends and family. Gail was of Pentecostal faith and loved the Lord. He spent much time reading his Bible and liked sharing the Word with others. He will be greatly missed.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, August 20, 2004 at Smith Funeral Home with Pastor Cris Taylor (great-nephew) of Ft. Worth, Texas officiating.
Serving as pall bearers will be Robby Woodrell, Keith Woodrell, Randy Taylor, Travis Taylor, Bob Duckert and jim Hunter. Honorary bearers will be Ellis Meser, Chris Oswalt and Jason Hamilton.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 6218 S. Lewis, Suite 110, Tulsa, OK, 74136.
From "The Tulsa World," Thursday, August 19, 2004
SAPULPA -- Kermit Gail Frank, 80, retired from Sun OIl Co., died Monday. Service 1 p.m. Friday, Smith Funeral Home Chapel.
FRANKS, Thelma -- Thelma L. Franks, 83, of Tulsa, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005. She was born March 1, 1922 in Bloodland, Mo.
Services are private. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
BRISTOW -- Harold "Poppa" Franzen, 55, engineer, died Friday. Graveside service 2 p.m. Monday, Magnolia Memorial Gardens. Hutchins-Maples.
MOUNDS -- Norma Frazer, 81, registered nurse, died Tuesday. Graveside service 3 p.m. Thursday, Davenport Cemetery, Davenport. Smith, Sapulpa.
KELLYVILLE -- J. J. Frazier, 79, farmer, died Wednesday. Service 10 a.m. Monday, Green Hill Funeral Home Chapel, Sapulpa.
DRUMRIGHT -- Leta Frazier, 69, homemaker, died Thursday. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Followers Church. Michael's.
MANNFORD -- Darrell Dean Frederick, 81, D. D. Frederick Co. owner, died Tuesday. Private family services. Ninde Garden, Tulsa.
SAPULPA -- Elsie Frederick, 92, retired office manager, died Friday. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Smith Funeral Home Chapel.
SAPULPA -- Carrie Elise Giacomo Freeman, 36, homemaker, died Monday. Rosary 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Green Hill Funeral Home Chapel, and funeral Mass 10 a.m. Friday, Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Thursday, October 7, 2004
Carrie Giacomo Freeman
Carrie Giacomo Freeman was born in Tulsa Sept. 29, 1968. She passed away in Sapulpa on Oct. 4. 2004.
Carrie was a lifetime member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Carrie attended Sapulpa schools, Marquette, Monte Casino and Tulsa Junior College. Carrie was a homemaker and had a host of friends and relatives. Carrie was very respectful of elderly persons. She assisted, with love, her grandfather and step-grandfather when each lost their sight. Her Aunt Carrie Domonic took her on a trip to Italy when she visited the family home. They attended a papal blessing at the St. Peter Square at the Vatican. This was a highlight of her young life and she was allowed by Marquette school to leave school early that year.
Aunt Carrie was her godmother and preceded her in death.
She is preceded in death by her maternal grandmother Grace Deason Morris; grandfather Harry Deason; step-grandfather Joseph Morris; paternal grandparents Pete Giacomo and Elise Giacomo, and her aunt and godmother, Carrie Domonic, for whom she was named.
She is survived by her daughter Christine Marie Williams and her daughter Rita Marie and daughter Heather Rae Freeman and her mother Kay Giacomo and her father Bill Giacomo.
A rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, 2004 at Green Hill Funeral Home. The funeral mass will be held at Sacred Hearth Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8, 2004. Interment will be held at Green Hill Cemetery.
FREEMAN, Clifford James -- Clifford James Freeman, 59, of Weleetka, died Friday.
Graveside services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Saturday at Westlawn Cemetery. Burial will follow under the direction of Robert Simons Funeral Home, Henryetta.
Survivors include daughters Kathleen Stubblefield and Renee Freeman-Vaughn, both of Edmond; grandchildren Laura and Olson Stubbfield and Nikki Vaughn; brothers Oscar Freeman of Shelby, Okla., and James Vernon Freeman of Weleetka; and sisters Lessie Freeman of Schulter, Okla., and Johnny Fay Marquez of Okmulgee.
SAPULPA -- Louise Captola Mann Freeman, 86, retired from St. John Medical Center, died Sunday in Branson, Mo. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, First Baptist Church. Smith.
Nettie Lee Freeman passed away July 10, 2003. She was born January 4, 1928, in Drumright, OK, and moved to Kern County in the late 1930s. She worked for various department stores, retiring in 1995. She loved crocheting lace tablecloths and traveling. She was a member of Sunshine Church for more than 15 years.
Survivors include two sons, Johnny Lee and wife, Elaine Ledlow, James Walter (Jimmy) and wife, Sharon Ledlow; niece, Annie and husband, Bill Garrett; grandchildren, John, James, Sheli, Jimmy and Heather Ledlow, Amber Dixon. Crystal Johnson and great-niece, Misty Gill. Also 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild and great-great-nephew, as well as many other relatives and friends.
The family request in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Odyssey Hospice. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 22, at Mish Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. and services on Wednesday, July 23, at 10 a.m., at the Shafter District Cemetery.
OILTON -- Russell Gene Freeman, 36, pipeline construction worker, died Sunday. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church. Peck.
BRISTOW -- W. C. "Dick" French, 77, excavation contractor, died Monday in Tulsa. Memorial service 2 p.m. Thursday, Sequoyah Baptist Church, Claremore. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith, Claremore.
BRISTOW -- Donald Allen Freudenberger, 50, welding inspector, died Sunday. Memorial service 4 p.m. Thursday, Butler-Stumpff Funeral Home Chapel, Tulsa. Cremation Society of Oklahoma, Tulsa.
SAPULPA -- Ruby (Waltrip) Friend, 88, homemaker, died Friday. Service 2 p.m. Monday, North Heights Holiness Church. Smith.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Monday, January 26, 2004
RUBY CHRISTINE FRIEND
Ruby Christine Friend, 88, of Sapulpa, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2004.
Ruby was born March 15, 1915 in Omaha, Ark. to Edgar and Thena Waltrip. She was married to Clarence Friend and was a homemaker.
Ruby was a long standing member of the church she and her husband helped build, the North Heights Holiness Church. She was a Christian Gospel singer and she also played the guitar.
Ruby will be missed by all of her family and friends. She is survived by two children, David R. Friend, of Sapulpa, and Ruth Dillow, of Seymour, Tenn., 24 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by one sister, Evelyn Merkle, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; two sisters-in-law, Freda Waltrip, of Kellyville, and Besse Waltrip, of California; son-in-law Ted Crawford, of Knoxville, Tenn.; daughter-in-law Dorothy Wethey, of Springfield, Mo; and numerous nephews and nieces.
Ruby was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence, and three children; Shirley Steigar, Lonnie Friend and Dorothy Crawford.
Services for Ruby will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, 2004 at the North Heights Holiness Church with the Revs. Carl Morris and Doug Hash officiating.
Interment will follow at the Kellyville City Cemetery. Services will be under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home.
Serving as casketbearers will be Steve Dillow, Jimmy Duncan, David L. Friend, Lonnie Dewayne Friend, Verlin Duncan and Jerry Friend.
BRISTOW -- Ed Porter Frye, 68, communications specialist, died Monday. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, Hutchins-Maples Funeral Home Chapel.
BRISTOW -- Majel "Tiger" Frye, 92, rancher, died Thursday. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Hutchins-Maples.
KELLYVILLE -- Brian Buster Fugate, 28, U.S. Navy, died June 17 in Jacksonville, Fla. Service 10 a.m. Friday, Dripping Springs Baptist Church, Sapulpa. Smith, Sapulpa.
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FULKS, Gary -- Gary D. Fulks, 54, died Friday, June 18, 2004 at his home.
He was born July 4, 1949 in Sapulpa to the late Leonard D. and Wilma M. (Ball) Fulks.
Survivors are his wife Sharon A. Goevert; three daughters and their husbands Jennifer and John Lyons, of St. Louis, Marcia and Brian Dixon, of Jerseyville, and Sarah and Steven Dawson, of Roseweood Heights; son and his wife Justin and Robin Smart, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; six grandchildren Joshua and Caleb Gruen, Colleen and Cameron Dierking, and Luke and Elizabeth Dawson; four sisters and their husbands Linda and Marvin Yocham, of Kellyville, Betty and Gary Hicks, of Staunton, Beth and Jerry Thornburgh, of Wood River, and Patty and James Anderson, of Mounds.
Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, 2004 at Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 30, 2004.
Burial will be at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.
SAPULPA -- William Fulks, 81, retired, died Saturday. Services pending. Green Hill.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Wednesday, May 21, 2003
William Wesley "Wes" Fulks
William Wesley "Wes" Fulks went to be with the Lord on Saturday May 17, 2003. Mr. Fulks was born on Nov. 4, 1921 to Arthur and Neta Fulks.
On April 7, 1972 he married Jessie Cowen, of Sapulpa. He was employed by Petroleum Contractors for many years and finished his working career working for the Sapulpa Water Department.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Donald Eugene Fulks and Leonard Fulks, of Sapulpa.
Wes was a veteran of W.W. II and a member of the Sapulpa V.F.W. and has received the Purple Heart. He also was awarded the EAME Service Ribbon, Three Bronze Stars, A Good Conduct Medal, and the American Defense Service Ribbon.
He is survived by his wife Jessie Fulks; son, Donald R. Fulks; daughter, Sandra Ishmael, all of Sapulpa; two grandchildren, Donald R. Fulks Jr., of Columbus, Ohio, and Jeff Swearengin of Tulsa; four great grandchildren; two sisters, Nadine Gilbert, of Sapulpa, and June Pilant, of Wichita, Kans.; sister-in-law, Isabel Fulks, of West Pointe, Ky.
Services for Mr. Fulks will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at Green Hill Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Green Hill Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Ronny Hardage of North Heights Freewill Baptist Church will officiate. Casket Bearers will include Frank Fulks, Bill Nichols, Rick Ishmael, Raymond Gilbert, Jeff Gilbert, and Howard Gilbert.
The family will headquarter at 1005 10th Street in Sapulpa. The family has chosen to entrust the care of the services to the directors at Green Hill Funeral Home.
Schumacher (Funeral Home) Bristow: Troy Fullbright, 80, retired bread salesman, died June 10.
BRISTOW -- Charley Fuller, 65, rancher, died Thursday. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Hutchins-Maples Funeral Home Chapel.
SAPULPA -- Clifford Fulp, 92, retired from Texaco, died Saturday. Graveside service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Old City Cemetery. Smith.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Monday, January 31, 2005
Clifford Collins Fulp
Clifford Collins Fulp died Jan. 29, 2005 at the age of 92. He was born June 12, 1912 to Joseph Alvin and Beulah Bly Fulp in Sapulpa. He graduated Sapulpa High School and attended Oklahoma A&M College. He married Mary Jane Scott Nov. 10, 1936 in Sapulpa. She preceded him in death Dec. 6, 1993.
He served his country as a WWII veteran, receiving Distinguished Unit Badge, APT Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and Victory Medal. Clifford is retired from Texaco after 35 years of service.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Methodist Men's Group, Elk's Lodge and Texaco Retirees Group.
Clifford is survived by a daughter, Luci Jane Rector, of Sand Springs; grandchildren Chris Brannon, Jennifer Brannon, of Glenpool, and Scot Brannon, of Phoenix; and four great-grandchildren, Skyler, Natalee, Jerikia, and Audry.
Arrangements are with Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005, at the old Sapulpa City Cemetery on Mission Street. Donations can be made to the 5th District Honor Guard, c/o Harold Congdon, 41192 Kings Hill Road, Terlton, OK 74081 or Cimarron Pointe Care Center, P.O. Box 1300, Mannford, OK 74044.
MOUNDS -- Dennis Lee Fulsom, 58, laborer, died Tuesday. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Sapulpa.
From "The Sapulpa Herald," Thursday, February 24, 2005
FULSOM, Dennis -- A prayer service for the late Dennis Lee Fulsom will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, 2005 at the Smith Funeral Home in Sapulpa. The funeral service is 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, 2005 at Smith Funeral Home.
Interment will be at Fox Cemetery at Hectorville.
BEGGS -- Dolly Mae Fulton, 77, homemaker, died Saturday. Services pending. McClendon-Winters.
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