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OKEMAH - Clarence Maxey BEAR was born February 20, 1922, in Tuskegee. He died November 4, 2002, in Okemah. Funeral services were held November 7 at Nuyaka Indian Baptist Church where he was a member. Officiating were Rev. George Doyle and Rev. Allison Phillips. Interment was at Montesoma Cemetery.
He worked for T.H. Rogers Lumber Company in Okmulgee. He enjoyed fishing, working on old cars, singing Muscogee songs and eating fried chicken.
He was the son of Lucinda BEAR, who preceded him death. Also preceding him in death were two brothers, Jimmy JONES and J. R. JONES, and one sister, Polly WOLFE. He was survived by six nieces, Teresa TUCKER, Della PEEPER, Margie CHILDRESS, Maxine STIDHAM, Cella SEXTON, and Cynthia DAN.
HENRYETTA - Annie BILLY was born March 10, 1929, in Hannah. She died December 6, 2003, in Tulsa. Funeral services were held December 11 at Robert Simons Funeral Home with Rev. Wallace Gambler officiating. Pallbearers were Terry Hicks, Johnie Hicks, B.J. Jacobs, John Grayson, Jr., Mose Lowe, and Kelly Lowe. Honorary pallbearers were Oscar Hicks, Isaiah Hicks, Robert Washington, Bill Sarnie, Sally Coachman, and Hannah Tiger. Interment was at Hanna Cemetery.
She was the daughter of Johnson and Maggie Beaver PROCTOR. She married Frank BILLY in December 1950 in Hannah. She was an active member of Trenton Indian Baptist Church where she held womens leader positions for many years. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, and bird watching.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sisters, Ella BILLY and Mandy LOWE; two brothers, Andy PROCTOR and Lewis PROCTOR; and two children, Johnnie BILLY and Martha BILLY. Her survivors include four sons, Daniel BILLY of Welty, Thomas BILLY of Checotah, David BILLY of Broken Arrow, Franklin Herb BILLIE of Claremore; four daughters, Daria HICKS, Gracine HICKS, and Lisa BILLY, all of Okemah, and Gloria BILLY of the home; three brothers, John PROCTOR of Wetumka, Sam PROCTOR of Dustin, and James PROCTOR of Glenpool; 11 grandchildren and four great- grandchildren.
WETUMKA - Melford Larkin Sonny HOBIA was born March 17 1936, in Hughes County. He died November 1, 2002, at his home in Weleetka. Funeral services were held November 4 at Wetumka Indian Baptist Church. Reverend Wallace Gambler and Bill Hobia officiated. Pallbearers were his four sons and Richard Wildcat and Bill Hobia, Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Leonard Fish and Leonard Frazier. Flowergirls were his granddaughters and nieces. Interment was at Kialegee Cemetery.
He was the son of Louis and Agnes Wesley HOBIA and was raised by Henry and Judy HARJO. He attended area schools and Chilocco Indian School. He served in the United States Navy from 1955 until October 1961, when he was honorably discharged. He married Mary TIGER on March 3, 1967. He was a welder at Trinity Steel in Tulsa for many years. After moving to the Weleetka area, he worked as a Muscogee Nation Lighthorseman officer. He also worked for Kialiegee Tribal Town. His hobbies included fishing, playing bingo, watching football, working on cards, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Wetumka.
Preceding him in death were his brother Elliott HOBIA, two grandsons and one granddaughter. His survivors included his wife; four sons, Steve OCONNELL of Tulsa Donnie TIGER of Sapulpa, Richard TIGER of Reno, Nevada, and March Butch TIGER of Stilwell; four daughters, Kelly HOBIA of Tulsa,
Karen HOBIA of Henryetta, Sharon HOBIA and Bonita HOBIA both of the home; brothers, Bill HOBIA of Seminole, Wilburn HOBIA of Wetumka, Tiger HOBIA of Weleetka, Ricky HOBIA of Wetumka, Henry HARJO, Jr., of Tulsa, Andrew HARJO of Bowlegs, and Curtis HARJO of Pawnee; sisters, Millie SCOTT, Ester June FIXICO, Mary GIVENS, Martha GIVENS, Brenda LEFTWICH, Matilda JONES, and Lois Jean HARJO, all of Wetumka, and Phyllis BATTLE of Ranger, Texas; five grandsons, 11 granddaughters and many other relatives.
UNLISTED - Catherine Nell Bible Wilde JONES was born September 24, 1929, in Okmulgee. She died October 4, 2002. No information was given on the date, time or place of her funeral services or place of interment.
She was the daughter of David BIBLE and Leona Grayson BEMO. She attended Eufaula Boarding School and then Haskell Institute. She was married to Owen Howard JONES for 31 years.
Preceding her in death were sisters, Mary Louise LOWE, Shirley Ann THOMAS, Betty Jo BUSH, Linda Fay BIBLE, and her brother, Lewis Henry BIBLE Her survivors include four children, James Oscar WILDE, Jr., of Covington, Tennessee; Richard Edmond WILDE of Tulsa, Karen Dee Wilde ROGERS of Aurora, Colorado, and David Lee WILDE of Glenpool; sister, Lucille MILLER; two brothers, David Eugene BIBLE and Robert Lee BIBLE; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
EUFAULA - Nathan James Kelly was born August 24, 1920, in Eufaula. He died November 7, 2002, at Talihina Veterans Center. Funeral services were held November 12 at Okfuskee Baptist Church, where he was a member, with Rev. Raymond Beaver officiating. Pallbearers were Byar Beaver, Jonathan Francis, John Beaver, William Hill, Garfield Lewis, and James Beaver. Honorary pallbearers were Charles Pratt, Dugan McIntosh, Jeremiah Lewis, and Jon Mark Tiger. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery with military honors conducted by Mvskoke Honor Guard.
He was the son of James and Louana Konawa KELLY. He graduated from Eufaula High School. He served in the U.S. Navy from December 22, 1942 until February 3, 1954, when he was honorably discharged. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in Eufaula.
Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, Willie KELLY and Robert KELLY; and sister, Betty Kelly PROCTOR. His survivors include three nephews, Frank PROCTOR of Tulsa, Frederic PROCTOR and Jack PROCTOR, both of Oklahoma City.
CASTLE - Eddie SMITH was born August 19, 1926. He died December 3, 2002. Funeral services were held December 9 at Prairie Springs Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Richard Fixico and Rev. Wallace Gambler. Pallbearers were Ryan Smith, James Smith, Ronnie Smith, Michael Smith, Captain Smith and Randy Smith. Interment was at Smith (Ahofonkee) Family Cemetery with military honors conducted by Mvskoke Honor Guard.
He was the son of Malley Ahofonkee SMITH. He served in the U.S. Army. He and Elsie Mae CLOUD were married on June 3, 1986. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and raising cattle and chickens.
Preceding him in death were his mother; daughter, Cindy Sue RAMIREZ; brother, Jose SMITH; grandson, Shawn SMITH; infant son, Timothy SMITH; and wife, Mandy SMITH. His survivors included three sons, James SMITH of Seminole, Paul SMITH of Henryetta, and Chester SMITH of the home; two daughters, Linda GRAMMAR of Welty and Christie SMITH of Castle; two brothers, Sam COOPER of Castle and Joe SMITH of Weleetka; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
HENRYETTA - Benjamin Harrison SUMKA was born September 16, 1923. He died August 18, 2002, in Henryetta. Funeral services were held August 31 at Robert Simons Funeral Home Chapel. Services were officiated by Rev. Mitchell Taylor and Rev. George Polecat. Pallbearers were Leonard Sumka, Bradley Sumka, Marvin Sumka, Jr., Cheyenne Marks, Johnny Morgan and Jerry Sumka. Honorary pallbearers were Bryon Vann and Derreck Wright. No information was given on the place of interment.
He was a long time resident of Ryal Community. He was the son of Rev. Willie and Salina Jacobs SUMKA.
He was preceded in death by his parents; His wife, Lucille Smith SUMKA; an infant son, Ben SUMKA, Jr.; and granddaughter, LaDonna SUMKA. He was survived by his five daughters, Diana GRAYSON of Stilwell, Abby PRENTISS of Okmulgee, Doris SUMKA, Jeanetta SUMKA and Juanita SUMKA, all of Henryetta; three sons, Marvin SUMKA of Glenpool, Martin SUMKA and Bill SUMKA both of Henryetta; 12 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Melinda SUMKA and Polly WRIGHT of Henryetta, and Hepsey RIDENHOUR of Tulsa.
HAYDONVILLE - Jamie Madeline Johnson THOMPSON was born in Okfuskee County (no date of birth given). She died November 17, 2002. Funeral services were held November 21 at Montesoma Church officiated by Deacons Conny Hart, George Alexander and Fred Jones. Pallbearers were David Lena, Jason Panoske, Tesv Taylor, Robert Alexander, Fred Jones, and Luther Factor. No information was given on the place of interment.
She was the daughter of Noah and Mamie Stoddard THOMPSON and a member of Montesoma Church. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, working crossword puzzles and hunting and fishing in her younger years.
Preceding her in death were her parents and her husband, Norman THOMPSON. Surviving her were a niece, Mary Margaret TECUMSEH of California; cousins Ed and Sharon MOUSS of Henryetta and Mary and Willie SHANNON of Weleetka; and a nephew, Osceola THOMPSON of Bristow.
WEWOKA - Edward Everett DEERE was born September 5, 1919, in Okemah. He died in February 2003. Funeral services were held February 14 at Stout-Philips Funeral Chapel with Rev. Dan Factor officiating. Pallbearers were his grandsons and honorary pallbearers were his nephews. Graveside military honors were conducted by Muskoke Honor Guard and interment was at Quarsarty Baptist Church cemetery, south of Okemah.
He was the son of Sparney and Nancy Harjo DEERE. He grew up in the Bearden area and graduated from Bacone High School in Muskogee. He attended Oklahoma State Technical School and then enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II. He served in the Southern Philippines as an antiaircraft machine gunner and was awarded the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with a Bronze Star. In 1951, he married Ina WESLEY. He was employed as a custodian at Wewoka Memorial Hospital until he retired.
Preceding him in death were his parents his wife, a daughter, Nancy DEERE and siblings, Josh DEERE, Alfred DEERE, George DEER, Robert DEER, Minnie SPOCOGEE, Lucy THOMAS, and Augusta HIDON. He was survived by his children, Lydia PROCTOR, Alene DEERE and Jerry DEERE of Wewoka, and Thomas DEERE of Fish Pond; 17 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
HENRYETTA - Juanita HARJO was born February 21, 1932, in Weleetka. She died in January 2003. Funeral services were held January 15 at Robert Simons Funeral Home Chapel. Pallbearers were Amos Green, Daniel Green, Jr., Lewis Green, Kirby Green, John Hicks, and Roscoe Hicks. No information was given on the place of interment.
She was the daughter of Isom and Winey Polk KARLARNEY and had lived in the Okemah area all her life. She was a long time member of Creek Chapel Methodist Church. She was married to Benny HARJO for 36 years. She enjoyed being with her family and grandchildren, playing bingo and watching wrestling. Preceding her in death were her husband; two sons; one daughter; two sisters; and one brother. She was survived by three daughters, Alice GREEN, Wanda HICKS and Senora HARJO, all of Okemah; brother, Bobby KARLARNEY of Okemah; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
KINGWOOD - Robert Dearman LEWIS, Jr., was born August 30, 1977 in Glendale, Arizona. He died January 10, 2003, in Kingwood, AZ. Funeral services were held on January 16 at Kingwood Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Glenn Sharp officiating. No information was given on the place of interment.
He was the son of James and Linda LEWIS. He graduated from Kingwood High School in 1996 and completed several semesters at Kingwood College. He enjoyed camping, fishing, golfing, and hunting. At the time of his death, he was working at Sherlocks in Humble.
He was survived by his parents; grandparents, Pauline FORREST of Henryetta and Dr. and Mrs. M.O.LEWIS of Muskogee; sister, Chrissy LEWIS of Kingwood; and brother, Michael LEWIS of Kingwood.
OKMULGEE - Phi Delta Lee Evans NEAL was born June 28, 1903, in Muskogee, Indian Territory. She died before January, 2003. Funeral services were held January 3 at The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer with Rev. Gareth Holford officiating. Interment was at Beggs Cemetery.
She was the daughter of James and Stella Tiger EVANS and one of the few remaining original allotees of Muscogee Nation when she died. She was a professional dancer during the late 1920s. She resided then in Chicago, Illinois, area and traveled to Okmulgee to perform on stage at the Orpheum Theater in Okmulgee. She taught dancing all her life. She operated dance studios in Tulsa, Okmulgee, Idabel, Henryetta, and Oklahoma City. She also operated the Phi Delta Academy of Dance in Stillwater for 22 years, retiring in 1998 when she was 98 years old. She was a member of the Dance Masters of America, Checcetii Council of America, and Texas and Chicago Dance Associations. She married Willard C. NEAL of Beggs in 1940.
Preceding her in death were her husband; son, Edward Charles NEAL; daughter, Linda NEAL; one sister and one brother. Survivors included daughter and son-in-law, Delta and Tom TRUBY of Okmulgee; step sister, Arletta ANDERSON of Oklahoma City, five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; one niece, Iris EBY of Stillwater; and two nephews, James MEARS of Tulsa and Cecil MEARS of Oklahoma.
EUFAULA - Daniel BARNETT, Jr. was born June 19, 1923, at Vivian. He died in February 2003. Funeral services were held February 18 at the West Eufaula Baptist Church. Rev. Belvin Hill officiated , assisted by Rev. Rudolph Colbert. Pallbearers were Robin Roberts, Ryan Roberts, Brian Hallum, Ronnie Hallum, Rodney Barnett, Jr., Brandon Burris, Christopher Burris, William Washington, Jr., Adam Washington, Derek Manley and Daniel Barnett. Honorary pallbearers were West Eufaula Baptist Church and Tuskegee Church members. Interment was at the Tuskegee Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Creek Nation Honor Guard.
His parents were Samuel and Nellie Porter BARNETT. He attended school at the Euchee Boarding School. He entered the U.S. Army in August 1943, and served in Northern France, Ardennes Rhineland. He received the WWII Victory Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, EAME Theater ribbon, three Bronze Service Stars and a Purple Heart. He was retired from Civil Service and was a member of the Eufaula VFW Post 8798, DAV. He married Jennie Mae BEAVER in 1946.
Preceding him in death were his parents, his wife; son, Daniel Sonny BARNETT, Jr.; brothers, Timie BARNETT and Samuel BARNETT, Jr.; and his sister Janie HORNE. He was survived by his twelve children: Ragina ROBERTS of Ardmore, Janice LeCLAIR of the home, Russell BARNETT, Nellie HALLUM, Millicent BARNETT and Acee BARNETT, all of Eufaula, Jennie GRIMM of Checotah, Rodney ROCKY, Sr. and Linda BARNETT of Gore, Lynn BARNETT of Kingfisher, Becky BARNETT of Hanna, Elnora RUTH of Mustang, and Angela BARNETT of Lawrence, Kansas; brother, Charlie BARNETT of Iowa Park, Texas; sister Hattie BEAVER of Eufaula; thirty-four grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.
EUFAULA - Josephine Jody Scott BROWN was born August 7, 1942 at Muskogee. She died in (April) 2003. Funeral services were held March 12 at Gregg Funeral Home Chapel officiated by Rev. Gary Wade. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery in Eufaula.
She was the daughter of Jack and Mary Cook SCOTT. She was a homemaker and proud to be a Creek Indian. She was affiliated with the Tuskegee Baptist Church. She was married to Johnny BROWN in April 1964 at Okmulgee.
She was preceded in death by her father and her son, Johnny BROWN. Her survivors include her husband of the home; Kevin BROWN of Catoosa and Cochanna BARNES of Estes Park, Colorado; her mother; one sister and six grandchildren.
OWASSO - Bluford Miller FARRIS was born April 25, 1914, in Okmulgee. He died in (February) 2003. Funeral services were held February 6 at First Baptist Church (Owasso) with Rev. Dr. Roger Ferguson officiating. No information was given on the place of interment.
Bluford was a graduate of Okmulgee High School and Oklahoma A & M where he received a Bachelor of Science degree. He worked at Spartan Aeronautics in Tulsa as a property manager before becoming the job placement director at Oklahoma State Employment Commission. He was the son of Edwin and Ida T. Miller FARRIS. He married Wilma DUNAWAY October 6, 1946 in Haskell. They had made their home in Owasso since 1973 where he was a member of First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his two brothers, Rosco FARRIS and George FARRIS; and his sister, Agnes BERRY. He was survived by his wife; twin daughters, Dorothy FULLER of Austin, TX, and Theresa DIAL of Pocatello, Idaho; his son, Gary FARRIS of Collinsville; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
SHAWNEE - Edward GREEN was born December 2, 1964, in Claremore. He died in January, 2003. Funeral services were held January 24 at First Baptist Church (Shawnee). Houston Tiger officiated. Interment was at Resthaven Memorial Park.
He attended school in Tulsa and was a foreman roofer with Mr. Stop Leak Roofing in Oklahoma City for over ten years. He was the son of Polly Green BUCKLEY, who survives.
Preceding him in death was his grandfather, Thomas GREEN. He was survived by his wife, Martina; his daughter, Dametra GOUGE of Oklahoma City; his stepdaughter, Bridgette WILSON of Shawnee; his two sons, Edward GREEN, Jr., and Ivan GREEN, both of Shawnee; his mother, of Tulsa; three sisters, Penny BUCKLEY, Cheryl MEELY and Crystal BUCKLEY, all of Tulsa; Lillian DEER of Wetumka, and many other relatives.
OKMULGEE - Elmer JONES was born March 18, 1919, in Okfuskee County. He died in February 2003. Funeral services were held February 24 at Belvin Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Alexander officiating. Pallbearers were Shane Scott, Austin Scott, Terry Scott, Jr. and Ryan Jones. Honorary pallbearers were Senor Jones, Matthew Roberts, Yarme Tarpalechee, Bobby Jennings, A.D. Ellis, and Houston Hicks. Interment was at the Jones Family Cemetery.
He was a lifelong member of Nuyaka Indian Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945 where he was assigned to duty in France, Rhineland, Central Europe and participated in the Normandy Invasion. For his service to his country, he received the American Defense Medal, EAME Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal and four Bronze Stars for meritorious achievement. He was a member of Okmulgees Veterans of Foreign War, Post # 1819. He retired in 1980 from a successful career with the City of Okmulgee. He married Mahaley Tarpalechee on March 16, 1946.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Pearlie Bear DOUGLAS and Austin JONES; his brother, Walter JONES; his son, Terry JONES, Sr.; and granddaughter, Roberta JONES. He is survived by his wife; his four sons, Robert JONES and Floyd JONES of Okmulgee, Billy JONES of Tulsa, Glen JONES of Dewar; his sister, Stella ROBERTS; is brother, Harry DOUGLAS; seventeen grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces and cousins.
NUYAKA - Bessie COOPER was born December 21, 1916, in Hanna. She died in March, 2003. Funeral services were held on March 31 at Nuyaka Church and were officiated by Reverend Wilson Hicks and Stanley Roberts. No information was given on where she was interred.
She was the daughter of Bunner and Bettie Simmons HICKS, who are deceased. She was married to Sam COOPER in August 1939 and was a long time resident of Castle. She loved to sew, garden, quilt, fish, cook and can.
Also preceding her in death were her daughter Minnie FIXICO three brothers, two sisters, one grandson and one great-grandson. She was survived by her husband; seven sons, Richard COOPER, Ray COOPER and Larry COOPER of Scottsdale, Arizona, Russell COOPER and Kelly COOPER of Mesa, Arizona, Steve COOPER of Apache Junction, Arizona, and Sanford COOPER of Ft. McDowell, Arizona; two daughters, Lillian FIXICO of Midwest City and Roberta COOPER of Shawnee; sister, Lois HARLEY of Henryetta; forty-one grandchildren and thirty-nine great-grandchildren.
WELEETKA - Mary Lee Scott HOAG was born August 14, 1929, in Weleetka. She died in April, 2003. Funeral services were held April 22 at Alabama Baptist Church. No other information was given on the funeral nor the place of burial.
She attended Eufaula Boarding School from 1938 to 1940 and graduated from Weleetka High School in 1947. In 1978, she began working as a bus driver for Indian Transportation of Native American Coalition of Tulsa, moved to dispatcher in 1979 and then on to be a manager in 1980, She also was employed with the Tulsa Creek Indian Community Center where she was retired in 1997. She enjoyed her hobbies of playing Skip-bo, bingo, and watching ballgames.
Her parents were Louisa and Alec SCOTT, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death was her sister, Helen FIXICO and two brothers, George SCOTT and Bill SCOTT.
Survivors included her nine children; Donna NEEL of Claremore, Dean WELCH of Inola, Sue WEAVER of Pawhuska, Debbie SANDLIN of Weleetka, Randy HELLER of Dennison, Texas, Dodie SYFERT of Enid, Eddie STANKE of Tulsa, Denise ADAMS of Sand Springs, and Tracey STANKE of Salisaw; two sisters, Hepsie HARJO of Weleetka and Louise EARLS of Ada; brother, Robert WOOD of Sasakwa; twenty-eight grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
HANNA - Edmond Eddie LOWE was born July 22, 1944, in Hannah. He died in March, 2003. Funeral services wee held March 15 at Trenton Baptist Church with Rev. Malcolm Tiger and Mitchell Taylor officiating. No information was give on the place of interment.
He served in the military in both Korea and Vietnam. He attended college and vo-tech school to become an electrician. He enjoyed reading, being among friends and family, traveling, trying new things, singing, prayers and bible studies.
He was the son of Tom and Mandy PROCTOR who preceded him in death. He was survived by his wife, Martha of the home; his sons, Eddie LOWE, Jr., of Okmulgee, Kelly LOWE of the home, and Ronnie LOWE of Checotah; his daughters, Maria HILL, Kimberly LOWE and Corrina LOWE, all of the home;twenty-three grandchildren; and a host of cherished relatives and friends.
WETUMKA - Betty Lou PROCTOR was born September 8, 1940. She died in 2003. Funeral services were held at Sand Creek Baptist Church, where she was a long time member. Rev. Harry Anderson officiated. Pallbearers were members of Sand Creek Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers were BrentRainwater, Jeff Arnold, and Bronco Lane Harjo. Interment was at the Harjo family cemetery located west of Wetumka.
She was raised in Wetumka and graduated from Wetumka High School. She attended nursing school in Albuquerque, NM, where she received training as an LPN. She worked many years at the Creek Nation Hospital in Okemah. Her pastimes were beadwork and horseback riding. She was raised by her mother and stepfather, Sam PROCTOR.
Preceding her in death were her mother; her grandparents, Betsy and Bunny HARJO; Uncles, David HARJO, Nixie HARJO, and Lewis HARJO. Her survivors include her husband, Roy PROCTOR of Talihina; cousins and other relatives and friends.
EUFAULA - Della Mae Billings SMITH was born July 15, 1916, in Eufaula. She died n March 2003. Funeral services were held March 28 at Greenwood Cemetery. No other information was given on the funeral services of where she was interred.
She was the daughter of Frank M. and Leah McIntosh BILLINGS. She had been employed as a meat packer and a nurse. In the 1940s, she was married to Dave SMITH in San Francisco, CA. Preceding her in death were her husband; her parents; her brother, Frank BILLINGS; and two sisters, Alice and Kitty Mae.
Survivors include her son, Charles BILLINGS of Jones; her brother, Robert BILLINGS of Eufaula; her sister, Mary Lou PHILLIPS of Arkansas; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
EUFAULA - Lewis Sonny TIMOTHY, Jr. was born June 25, 1942, in Eufaula. He died in 2003. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Dion Francis at Okfuskee Baptist Church. Rev. Mitchell Beaver assisted. Pallbearers were David LeFlore, Terry Johnson, Jr., Jackie Feeling, Jr., Chris Feeling, John Timothy, and Thomas Buie, Sr. Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Sanders, Franklin Asbury, Jackson Narcomey, Jack Feeling, Sr., and Johnny Tiger, Sr. Interment was as Okfuskee Cemetery. Military rites were conducted by the Creek Nation Color Guard.
He was the son of Lewis and Mary Lewis TIMOTHY, Sr., attended school in Eufaula and graduated from Sequoyah High School. He was baptized in July 1955 by Rev. Bama Bear. He was a disabled veteran who had served in the U.S. Marines from 1964 to 1968, when he was honorably discharged. He was a member of VFW in Oklahoma City. He loved talking with people, laughing and telling funny stories. He enjoyed doing volunteer chores at the VA Medical Center in Oklahoma City. He married Peggy PERRY in June 2000.
Preceding him in death were his parents, grandmother, Annie SAMIE, sisters, Elsie Mae SMITH, Liza PENA, Jeriena TIMOTHY and Ramone TIMOTHY, a brother, John TIMOTHY, and a son, Jack LaFLORE. Survivors include his wife of the home; children, Ellen and David LaFLORE of the home, Jacqueline LaFLORE of Lawton, Sandra CASTRO of Oklahoma City, Barbara JOHNSON of Harrah, Cinnamon KELLEY of Coweta; two brothers, Noah TIMOTHY, Sr., of Eufaula and Mose TIMOTHY of Tulsa; three sisters, Mary Nell of Ft. Smith, Ella Mae of San Carlos, Arizona, and Stella FEELING of Eufaula; thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
DUSTIN - Louis Mose Speedy WILEY was born January 2, 1923, in Dustin. He died in March 2003. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Eugene Whitlow and Rev. Jimmy Alexander on March 26 at Thlewarhle Baptist Church. Interment was at the Wiley-Watson Family cemetery. He was the son of Mariah and Mose WILEY. He was of the Deer Clan and a member of Thlopthlocco Tribal Town. He graduated Valedictorian from Graham High School and served as a dental lab technician in the U.S. Army during World War II. After his honorable discharge from the army, he was drafted to play 3-A baseball in San Antonio, Texas. He also played semi-pro basketball with Oklahoma all-Indian Basketball team in the late 1940s. He was a skilled carpenter for 35 years specializing as a rafter cutter for prefab homes on SAC Air Force Base. He was also a general contractor in Elk City.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his two brothers, Wilburn WILEY and Charles Mose WILEY; his three sisters, Beatrice COACHMAN, Madeline WILEY and Eloise WILEY; and two granddaughters, Dana Sue WILEY and Mariah Dawn BEARCHUM.
Survivors include his three children, Roger WILEY of Osage, Madeline WILEY of Waitsburg, Washington, and Donna WILEY of Tulsa; two sisters, Etta CONNER of Glenpool and Frances MILLER of Weleetka; Bettie WILEY of Tulsa; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and a host of friends and other relatives.
OKMULGEE - Rev. Johnny Daniel BUCKNER, Jr., was born April 5, 1941, at Claremore. He died in May 2003. Funeral services were held May 20, 2003, at Belvin Baptist Church. Rev. Randy Culbert, Mitchell Taylor, and Robert Washington officiated the service. Pallbearers were Mekko Bell, Keith Barnett, Bruce Barnett, Robert Washington, Jr., Paul Harjo, Tommy Harjo, and Jacy Rameriz. No information was given on the place of interment.
He was the son of Johnny and Lucille Berryhill BUCKNER. He married Darlene BUCKNER on November 28, 1975, at Henryetta. He served in the Armed Forces and the National Guard. He loved to preach Gods word.
Preceding him in death were his parents and one son, Johnny Daniel BUCKNER III. He was survived by his wife; his two sons, Dion WASHINGTON of Oklahoma City and Marcy WASHINGTON of Okmulgee; his daughter, Patricia BUCKNER of Morris; five grandchildren, seven sisters, five brothers, other relatives and a host of friends.
HANNAH - Nora Jane Harley CAMPOS was born April 15, 1961, in Oklahoma City. She died in May 2003. Funeral services were held May 7, 2003, at Muddy Water Church with Pastor Raymond Simpson officiating. Interment was at Muddy Water Church Cemetery.
She was the daughter of Johnson and Helen Harley SMITH. She attended school in Cromwell, but mostly lived in Oklahoma City. She loved to crochet, do beadwork, cook and dance.
Preceding her in death was her stepfather. Surviving her were her two sons, Jason HILL of Bristow and Brian HARLEY; her daughter, Janiella SANCHEZ; two brothers, Gary HARLEY and Joseph HARLEY of Oklahoma City; four sisters, Annette HICKS of Choctaw, Stella LOVINGS of Del City, Wynett TIGER and Nettie TIGER; her mother, Helen HARLEY, all of Oklahoma City; and three uncles.
HANNAH - Eugene DUNSON was born July 27, 1922, in Okemah. He died in April 2003. Funeral services were held April 16, 2003, at Thlopthlocco Church. Rev. Gene Harjo and Rev. July Tecumseh officiated. Pallbearers were Pete Riley, Richard Hicks, Marvin Thurman, Thomas Chap, John Bear, Brad Lowe, and Bill Smith. Interment was at Thlopthlocco Church Cemetery.
He was the son of Thomas H. and Susan Walker DUNSON. He graduated from Wetumka High School and served in the United States Navy during WWII. He became a rancher by trade and lived in Henryetta from 1948-1980. He married Juanita DUNSON. He loved sports, listening to Bob Wills music and talking about the Bible.
Preceding him in death were his parents, three brothers, and three sisters. He was survived by his three sons, David DUNSON of Shawnee, Marty DUNSON and Daryl DUNSON, both of Phoenix, AZ; his three daughters, Wanda CHAPO of Shawnee, Susan BEAR of Oklahoma City, and Linda IRENE of Santa Fe,
NM; two foster sons, Cornelius Pete RILEY of Sand Springs and Richard HICKS of Sapulpa; two sisters, Virginia WEB of Okemah and Kathryn SCOTT of Martinez, CA; sixteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
OKEMAH - Jesse Randolph SCOTT was born April 30, 1942, in Okemah. He died in April 2003. Funeral services were held April 14, 2003, at Springfield Methodist Church. Officiating were Pastor Malcolm TIGER and Pastor Kelly Tiger, Sr. Pallbearers were Jim Humble, Bryan McGertt, Clint Yarholar, Norman Asbury, Alexander Alvarez and Johnny Micco. Honorary pallbearers were Albert Berryhill, Sandy Barnett, Louis McGertt and Kelly Tiger, Jr. Interment was at the Scott-Yarholar Family Cemetery.
He was the son of Rev. Ellis and Susie Looney SCOTT. He was baptized at Springfield Church as an infant and had been a lifelong member. His favorite pastime was singing gospel songs. He sang bass for forty years with the Berryhilll Quartet and Country Gospel Aires, which later became the Travelors. Preceding him in death were his parents and a brother, John SCOTT. Surviving him were his wife, Sally; his three sons, Jess SCOTT, Jr., Travis SCOTT of Okemah, and Stacey SCOTT of the home; his two daughters, Suzanne HICKS of Mason and Sandra PRINGLE of Glenpool; sister, Francis GIRTY of Lawrence, Kansas; ten grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
OKEMAH - Monroe Monk WIND was born February 16, 1921, in Okemah. No date of death or burial was given, but he died in 2003. Funeral services were held at High Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Gene Harjo and Rev. Daniel Wind officiating. Pallbearers were Thomas Wind, Micco Wind, Clifford Werito, Mitchell Werito, Chebon Marks and Hokshena Marks. Honorary pallbearer was Harold Rogers. Interment was at the Wind Cemetery.
He was the son of David WIND, Jr., and Winey BARNETT. He attended school at Lone Star, Euchee Boarding School, and Okemah. He excelled in football while in school. He served as a PFC in Squadron E 247 AAF BU in the US Army during WWII. He was honorably discharged December 5, 1945 after earning several medals and ribbons: ETO Ribbon with five battle stars, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Medal, and Distinguished Unit Badge - bronze arrowhead. Following his discharge, he married Josephine HARJO inLawrence, Kansas. They made their first home in Okemah, later moved to Colorado, New Mexico, and then returned to Wetumka, Oklahoma to live. He worked as a driller in oil fields, a truck driver, and a high tower painter.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, working in his garden and yard, and visiting with family and friends. He was Creek/Euchee of Bear Clan, Alabama Tribal Town and was active in the High Springs Baptist Church.
He was survived by his wife; his son, Thomas Gene WIND of Denver, CO; his three daughters, Virginia ROGERS, Thomasene WIND and Charlene WERITO, all of Oklahoma City; four grandsons; four granddaughters; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
OKEMAH - Judy WOLF was born September 1, 1910 in Okemah. She died in April 2003. Funeral services were held May 2 at Prairie Springs Baptist Church, where she was a member. Bro. Bill Hobia and Rev. Mike Harjo officiated the service. Pallbearers were her grandchildren. Interment was at the Snake Creek Cemetery in Seminole County.
She was the daughter of Chargee and Needa Harjogee HARJO. She lived in the Okemah area most of her life. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and attending church. She was a homemaker and raised several other children besides her own.
She was preceded in death by her two sons; three daughters; four sisters, nieces, nephews, and one grandson. She was survived by twelve grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren and six great great-grandchildren.
HOLDENVILLE - Ramon WOLF was born February 2, 1981 in Ada. He died in April 2003. Funeral services were held April 30 at Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Houston and Rev. Malcolm Tiger officiating. Pallbearers were Kaylon Wolf, Robby Wolf, Mack Peters, Billy Van, Thomas Beaver and Anthony McGirt. Honorary pallbearers were Fred Footracer and Dusty Caudill. No information was given on the place of interment.
He was the son of Robert WOLF, Jr., and Ramona HARJO. He had worked as a firefighter for the Seminole Nation since 1998. He enjoyed fishing, working on cars and doing roofing.
Preceding him in death were his grandparents, Elizabeth JOHNSON and Robert WOLF, Sr. He was survived by his mother of Holdenville; his father of Oklahoma City; His children, Bridget WOLF, Ramon WOLF, Isaac WOLF, Makala WOLF, and Tristen WOLF, all of Seminole; four sisters, Roberta WOLF of Ada, Lucy TIGER of Oklahoma City, Michelle WOLF of Seminole, and Laverne YAHOLA of Okemah; and three brothers, Robby HARJO of Seminole, Kaylon HARJO of Wewoka, and Robert HARJO of Stilwell.
OKTAHA - Gloria Jean FINE was born March 15, 1942 in Muskogee. She died in June 2003. Funeral services were held June 18 at Butler Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Norman Daniels and Thompson Billy officiating. Interment was at Butler Creek Cemetery.
She was the daughter of Timmie and Grace Escoe LEE. She was a teacher and a member of the National Music Teachers Association, the Oklahoma Music Teachers Association and the Muskogee Area branch of the Oklahoma Music Teachers Association. Over the years, she had held all the offices of that Muskogee organization, and in 2002 she received a plaque from them in recognition of her 40 years of teaching. She enjoyed classical and a variety of other music and she also enjoyed traveling.
Preceding her in death were her father, and a sister, Loretta PURDIN. She was survived by her husband, David FINE of the home; her son, Roy BROYLES, Jr. of Muskogee; her mother, Grace Escoe Jones BILLY; Stepfather, Thompson BILLY of Muskogee; sister, Phyllis Ann WEBER of Dayton, Ohio; stepchildren, Linda STEVENS and Angela LOFLIN both of Muskogee, and David FINE of Moody; and numerous nephews and nieces.
BIXBY - Alyce Marie FLEETWOOD was born June 13, 1924 in Okmulgee County. She died in 2003. No date was given for the date of death or funeral. Funeral services were held at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Newman Frank, Jr. and Rev. David Long officiating. Casketbearers were Robert Miller, Dave Miller, Billy Bruner, Mike Hedrick, Mickey Fleetwood, Morris Dale OHern, Mike Edmonson, and Patrick Cromwell. Honorary bearers include Glyn Ritter, Glen Seaton, and Gary Hudgens. Interment was at the Fleetwood/Bruner Cemetery in Okmulgee County.
She was the daughter of Felix G. and Lulu Lewis MORRISON. She had lived in the Bixby area most of her life. She graduated from Liberty High School in 1941 and received college degrees from Oklahoma Presbyterian College for Women and from South Eastern State College. She taught elementary school for many years, including Twin Hills, Natura, Snake Creek, Liberty and Prue in Oklahoma and other schools in both New Mexico and Arizona.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Carl FLEETWOOD, and a sister, Florence WATASHE. Her survivors include her daughter, Carla J. BENNETT of Stephenville, Texas; her two sons, Roscoe E.FLEETWOOD of Tulsa and Randall M. FLEETWOOD of Sand Springs; sister, Mary Ann BABB of Tulsa;
two grandchildren; one great-grandson; several other relatives and good friends and many former students.
HENRYETTA - Isley HARJO was born February 14, 1911. She died in May 2003. Funeral services were held May 28 at Hickory Ground #1 Baptist Church, where she had been the oldest member, with Rev. Mitchell Taylor officiated. Pallbearers were Roman Harjo, Sr., Roman Harjo, Jr., Frank Harjo, Wallace Gambler, Marvin Lowe and Timmy Lowe.
She was the daughter of George and Callie Fisher ISLAND. She attended Euchee Boarding School in Sapulpa as a young girl. She married Cheparney HARJO in Okemah in 1954. She enjoyed quilting and cooking.
Preceding her in death were her parents and her husband; two stepsons, Virgil HARJO and Jess HARJO; brother, Sunday ISLAND; and three sisters, Annie RANDALL, Lavena EMARTHLE, and Louise CASTILLO. Survivors include her son, Roman HARJO, Sr.; stepdaughter, Mary Jane BLACK; a
grandson; two nieces; and a host of other relatives and dear friends.
HANNA - Benjamin HILL was born February 15, 1944 in Hanna. He died in May 2004. His funeral was held May 5 at Trenton Baptist Church, where he was a member, with Rev. Malcolm Tiger and Rev. Richmond Carr officiating. Interment was at the Proctor Family Cemetery.
He was the son of Jack Isaac and Mary Proctor HILL. Preceding him in death were his parents and his wife, Mandy HILL. Survivors include his four sons, Benjamin HILL, Jr. and Thomas LEWIS, both of Eufaula, Sampson LEWIS of Henryetta, and Jimmy STARR of Oklahoma City; his three daughters, Frances LEWIS of Eufaula, Pauline LEWIS of Shawnee, and Christine FIXICO of Dustin; seven brothers, Chapman of Henryetta, Dave of Shawnee, Eunice of Okemah, Roman of Seminole, Jacob of Salem, Josie of Wetumka, and Billy of Dustin; three sisters Amy of Okemah, Maxine of Weleetka, and Lillie of Eufaula; his mother, Mary; sixteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
OKMULGEE - Reba Joyce THOMAS was born March 27, 1953 in Wetumka. She died in May 2003. Funeral services were held June 4 at Hickory Ground #1 Baptist Church with Rev. Mitchell Taylor and Sonny Braswell officiating. Pallbearers were Victor Thomas, Sean Thomas, Eric Thomas, Christopher Thomas, Zachary Thomas and Adams Harjo. Honorary pallbearers were Kevin Brown, Quinton Allen, Skyler Allen, and Scott Clifford. Interment was at Okmulgee Cemetery.
She was the daughter of Albert and Bernice Harjo THOMAS. Rebas family moved from Wetumka to Dallas, TX, in 1959 and she attended school, graduated from high school and began working for the Bureau of Indian Affairs there. Other jobs she held in her life were in the clerical field, various positions with the Okmulgee Daily Times, Indian Health Service, Creek Nation Community Hospital in Okemah, EddieWarrior Womens Correctional Facility. She retired from George Nigh Rehabilitation Center after thirteen years with the State of Oklahoma. She enjoyed many activities, and in 1981 she attended school to become a certified welder. She was a member of Hickory Ground #1 Baptist Church.
Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, Bryan ADAMS; uncles Duke HARJO and Jim HARJO, and an aunt, Helen BUNNY. She was survived by her son, Anthony ADAMS; her daughter, April TAYLOR, both of the home; two brothers, John THOMAS of Red Oak and Loy THOMAS of Okmulgee; three sisters, Peggy Lyda, Carolyn and Lois THOMAS, all of Okmulgee; twelve nieces and nephews; thirteen great nieces and nephews; and a host of relatives and friends.
OKEMAH - John V. TIGER was born June 2, 1927 in Okfuskee County. He died in June 2003. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. George Doyle and Rev. Alfred Goate on June 19 at Springfield United Methodist Church, where he had been a longtime member. Pallbearers were Sandy Barnett, Billy Barnett, Jim Humble, Jacob Fixico, George Fixico, and Thomas Yahola. Honorary pallbearers were Junior Berryhill, Charley Simmer and Malcolm Tiger. Interment was at Creek Chapel Church Cemetery.
He was the son of Turner and Annie Berryhill TIGER. He married Cheryl Watson TIGER on July 25, 1972. He was raised in Okfuskee County and attended Bigham School. He had been a longtime resident of Okmulgee, but had been residing in Holdenville for the last four years. He had served as Ordained Elder in his church.
Preceding him in death were his parents, two brothers, Noah TIGER and Joseph TIGER; and one sister, Sara COKER. Survivors include his wife of the home; two nephews; one niece; four great nieces; two great nephews; and a host of relatives, good friends and neighbors.
EUFAULA - Ida Jean BARNETT was born July 10, 1952, in Phoenix, AZ. She died in June 2003. Funeral services were held June 19th at First Baptist Church, Eufaula, with Rev. Eddie Lindsey and Rev. John Johnson officiating. Pallbearers were Freeman Mitchell, Richmond Mitchell, Jackie Mitchell, Anthony Wamego, G. Micco Wamego, Michael Hope, Cate Nelson, and Jonathan Nelson. Honorary pallbearers were David, Lincoln, Jack, Timothy, Brandon and Bradley Barnett; and Louis, Dean, Leon, Benny and Mark Lena. No information was given on the place of interment.
She was the daughter of James MOORE and Mary BARNETT. She graduated from Muskogee High School in 1970, and was a member of the First Indian Baptist Church. She taught Sunday School for two and three year olds for many years. Her hobbies included sewing, beading and fishing, but her favorite was entertaining children. She taught the arts and crafts class in vacation bible school and served as church organist for six years.
She was preceded in death by her parents. Her survivors included two sisters, Ella BAILEY and Magdalen NELSON of Muskogee; one brother, Freeman Loga MITCHELL of Okay; aunts; uncles; and numerous nieces and nephews.
HOLDENVILLE - Buckner Sock BUCK was born August 18, 1928, in Holdenville. He died in June 2003. Funeral services were held June 23 at Many Springs Baptist Church, where he was a member. Interment was at Buck Family Cemetery.
He was the son of Nathan and Alice McCosar BUCK. He married Linda HARJO on January 23, 1967. He attended Spaulding Schools and Haskell Institute and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He enjoyed attending gospel singings, camping, OU football games, and spending time with his grandchildren. He retired from the Navel Depot in McAlester in 1976 and later from the Covey Corporation.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Pamela Jean BUCK and grandson, Cody BUCK. He was survived by his wife; son, Zack BUCK; daughters Angela of Caldwell, TX, Candi and Kay, both of Holdenville, Janet MARTIN of Chicago, IL, and Carol WOLFCHIEF of Seminole; nine grandchildren; brothers, Nathan BUCK, Blackie BUCK, and Corney BUCK, all of Holdenville; sisters, Leona BROOKS and Margaret SIEGRIST, both of Holdenville; aunts; and seven great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
EUFAULA - Coweta CHISHOLM was born September 14, 1914, at Raiford. He died in 2003. Funeral services were held at Gregg Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Birdcreek Phillips officiating, assisted by Rev. Richard Carr. The date of the death and funeral were not given. Pallbearers were E.J. Poole, Shawn Remis, Tommy Remis, and Anthony, Ronald and Donald Chisholm. Honorary pallbearers were Sam Remis, David Lusty, Barney Chisholm, Randy Leeper and Leslie Lane. Interment was at Hanna Cemetery.
He was the son of Parley and Sally Fixico Tarloshaw CHISHOLM. He married Rosie HARRIS at Raiford. He was employed by Palmers Gas Station for 25 years before his retirement. His church affiliation was the Little Coweta Baptist Church,
Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife; brother; sister; granddaughter; great-great granddaughter and two nephews. His survivors included five children, Betty Jean LANE and Nancy CHISHOLM, both of Stidham, Ann REMIS of Wetumka, Nell LUSTY of Yukon, and Barney CHISOLM of El Reno; a nephew, twenty-one grandchildren, twenty-four great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.
HANNA - Eunah GIVINS was born September 17, 1918 near Hanna. He died in June 2003. Funeral services were held June 14 at Hillabee Baptist Church with Rev. Johnson Roberts officiating. Pallbearers were Brian, Gary, Sonny James Jr., and William Givens, Jeremiah Hobia, and Yahola Buck. Honorary pallbearers were James, Choctaw, and Duane Givens, and Edmond Barnett, Jr. Interment was at Hanna Cemetery.
He was the son of William and Anna McGilray GIVENS. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1945 where he was a P.F.C., a lineman in the Field Artillery of the 10th Army Division.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Robert GIVENS, Yahola GIVENS, Charley GIVENS, and Harper GIVENS; grandson, Benjamin GIVENS, Jr., and grandduaghter, Semvthoye GIVENS. He was survived by his four sons, Jesse GIVENS, Benjamin GIVENS, Sonny James GIVENS, and Michael GIVENS, all of Wetumka; daughter, Fannie HOBIA of Wetumka; fifeen grandchidren, fourteen great-grandchidlren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
WETUMKA - Semvthoye Anna GIVENS was born July 13, 1993 in Okmulgee. She died in June 2003. Funeral services were held June 12 at Sand Creek Baptist Church with Pastor Harry Anderson and Rev. Bill Hobia officiating. Pallbearers were Amos Yahola, Jr., Brian Givens, Daniel Coachman, and Harry Harjo. Interment was at the Sand Creek Cemetery.
She was the daughter of Benjamin E. and Martha Jane Hobia GIVENS.
Preceding her in death were grandmothers, Agnes Wesley HOBIA and Mary Dewochee GIVENS; grandfathers, Louis HOBIA and Eunah GIVENS; uncles Melford and Elliotte HOBIA; and one brother, Benjamin Givens, Jr. Survivors include her parents; two brothers, Louis GIVENS and Brian GIVENS of Wetumka; eight uncles, eight aunts; two nieces; five nephews; cousins and friends.
HANNA - Willie Proctor, Jr., was born April 26, 1949. He died in June 2003. Funeral services were held June 6 at Trenton Church with Rev. Richmond Carr and Rev. Charley Mitchell officiating. Pallbearers were Teddy James, Joel Husman, Kelly Pressler, Joe Domebo, Louis Morgan, and Ira Tyler. Honorary pallbearers were Eddie Fisher, Manuel Noriega, and John Waterdown. Interment was at the Proctor Family Cemetery in Hanna.
He was the Son of Willie and Fannie Tiger PROCTOR, Sr. He attended Seneca Indian School in the Pryor area. He lived in Tulsa most of his life. He liked to listen to music, watch TV and loved being around his children. Preceding him in death were his parents and brother, Sandy PROCTOR. His survivors included sons, Willie PROCTOR, III, of the home, and Nicholas PROCTOR of Tulsa; his daughters, Etta PROCTOR, Fannie DORROUGH and Chrystal PROCTOR, all of Tulsa, and Emma PROCTOR of the home; sisters Irene THOMPSON of Oremah and Yannah SCHRUM of Dustin; fifteen grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and a host of other relatives and friends.
MUSCOGEE - Priscilla Ann THUNDER-NGUYEN was born November 26, 1973, in Tulsa. She died in March 2003. Funeral services were held March 21 at Memorial Park Cemetery with Kelly Payne officiating. No information was given on the place of interment.
She was the daughter of Susan D. SMITH. She attended school at Muskogee, Ft. Gibson and St. Paul, MN. She was baptized as an infant at White Eagle Methodist Church. She attended Boston Avenue Baptist Church in Muskogee and Mazakute Indian Church in St. Paul, MN.
Preceding her in death were Stanley G. and Alice D. SMITH, Rev. James and Mae MITCHELL. Her survivors include her sons, Kyle Cheyenne of St. Paul, MN and Mekko Savanny NAY of Muskogee, and Thunder NGUYEN of San Jose, CA; her brother, Ty Clapton KIEGER and her mother, Susan D. Smith Kieger, both of St. Paul, MN; grandmother, Jeannette L. SMITH; aunts and uncles. _______________________________________________________________________
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