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May 1982

Mary H. COACHMAN was born May 24, 1963 at Lawton. She died May 12, 1982, at her home west of Okemah. No details were given on her funeral. Interment was in the Arbeka Cemetery under the direction of Webb Funeral Home in Okemah.
She was a graduate of Butner High School and attended Northeastern State University of Tahlequah. She at one time was employed at the Creek Nation offices in Sapulpa.
She is survived by her mother, Nettie COACHMAN of the home; three sisters, Cindy COACHMAN of Wewoka, Opal COACHMAN of Okemah, and Pat COACHMAN of Shawnee; two brothers, Don SIMPSON of Cushing and Frank COACHMAN of Wewoka.

Grace McKellop BOURELL was born July 11, 1898, at Sapulpa. She died April 12, 1982, in Georgia Courts Nurshing Home in Tulsa. Funeral services were conducted April 16 in the Memorial Chapel of the Davis Funeral Home. No other details of service were given. Entombment was in Floral Haven Mausoleum in Tulsa.
She married Roy BOURELL on August 17, 1927 in Tulsa. They owned and operated the Cushing Monument Company. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and of the Cushing Pioneer Club.
Surviving her are her son, John BOURELL of Tulsa; her daughter, Normal SUTLIFF of Mounds; two grandchildren and other relatives.

June/July, 1982

STROUD: Okmulgee, Okmulgee Co., OK
Woodrow (Jack) STROUD died July 1, 1982. Rev. Thomas LONG conducted memorial services July 3, 1982, at the Honey Creek Church. Stroud's body was willed to science and his ashes were afterward interred at the Wilson cemetery.
No date of birth was listed. Survivors include his wife, Rebecca STROUD of Okmulgee, his stepchildren, Allen YARGEE of Oklahoma City, Tiny MARTIN of Okmulgee, and Gary ROGERS of Tulsa; and four sisters, Louise STROUD and Elizabeth BROOKS of Oklahoma; and Melissa JOHNSON of Kansas.

FACTOR: Henryetta, Okmulgee Co., OK
Edmond FACTOR, Rt. 2, Henryetta, was born August 10, 1910, in Hughes County and died June 30, 1982, at his residence. Funeral services were held at the FIXICO home in Holdenville and interment was at the family cemetery, also in Holdenville. His parents were not listed.
Survivors include his wife, Nora FACTOR of Midwest City, and children, Jimmy FACTOR, John FACTOR, Sally FACTOR, Sissy Mae LEWIS and Annie ARTUSSEE; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

INGRAM: Henryetta, Okmulgee Co., OK
Funeral services for Juanita Elizabeth INGRAM were held June 9, 1982, at Hutchachubba Indian Baptist Church with Rev. Roley HAYNES officiating. No date of death was given. Interment was in the Hutchachubba cemetery.
Ingram was born March 12, 1933, in Henryetta and married Roy T. INGRAM in March 1952. Her parents names were not given. Survivors include children Joe NAIL of Sapulpa, Roy INGRAM, Jr. and Virginia TAMPLEN both of Henryetta, Jimmy INGRAM of Houston, TX; sister Jenny INGRAM of Tulsa, and eight grandchildren.

HICKS: Nuyaka, Okmulgee Co., OK
Nelson HICKS was born 14 October, 1955, at Altus, OK, and died July 4, 1982. Funeral services were held at the Nuyaka Church east of Last Chance. Interment was at Nuyaka cemetery.
Hicks is survived by his parents, Wilson and Ina HICKS, his grandmother, Sarah HICKS, and sisters Lucinda FACTOR and Sarah Jane MORGAN both of Okemah, and Addie Mae GARRENO of Okmulgee, two nieces and two nephews.

September 1982

Jack HARJO was born September 30, 1918 and died August 7, 1982, in the Muskogee Veterans Hospital. He was a veteran of WW II. Funeral services were conducted at Weogofkee Indian Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Solomon BULLET. Interment was at the Weogofkee Cemetery. Pallbearers were Tommy LOWE, R. B. ARTERBERRY, Chester ARTERBERRY, Elliot BARNETT, Ligan MOUSER, and Joe NUNN.
He is survived by six cousins, including Judy PROCTOR of Hanna; five Nephews and four nieces.

Rev. David LONG, Sr. was born May 9, 1915, in Hughes County and was a resident there most of his life, although he lived at the time of his death at Atoka. He died September 1, 1982, in the Deaconess Hospital of Oklahoma City. He was a minister of the United Methodist Church and served as District Superintendent of the S.E. District of the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference.
Services were held on September 4, 1982, at Salt Creek Methodist Church in Holdenville. Services were officiated by Rev. J. H. ROBISON, Rev. Forbis DURANT, Rev. Thomas ROUGHFACE, and Rev. Pat FREEMAN. Interment was at the family cemetery.
He is survived by his wife Eloise LONG of the home; a son, Rev. David LONG, Jr. of Oklahoma City; two daughters, Betsy LONG and Barbara LONG, both of Oklahoma City; one sister, Melissa DEERE of Holdenville, and a foster sister, Nancy BEAVER; and many relatives and friends.

Annie (Artussee) TAYLOR was born February 3, 1920, and died September 13, 1982, at her home. Services were conduceted at the Hickory Grounds Church, Number Two, south of Salem, where she was a member. Officiating was Rev. Barney WALKER. Interment was at the Taylor Family Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband Louis TAYLOR of the home; her five sons, Wesley R. TAYLOR of Morris, Louis TAYLOR of Grapevine, TX, Eddie TAYLOR and Elmer TAYLOR both of Okmulgee; her two daughters, Litty Ann TAYLOR and Louise TAYLOR, both of Henryetta; two brothers, Yahola ARTUSSEE of Oklahoma City and Jonas ARTUSSEE of Okmulgee; two sisters, Juanita ARTUSSEE of Okmulgee and Ira ARTUSSEE of Morris; and five grandchildren.

Stella Mae HAWKINS was born November 20, 1924 in Henryetta. She died September 15, 1982, in Tulsa. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Togo BERRYHILL on Saturday, September 18 at the Cantrell Ivory Chapel in Okmulgee. Interment was at the Tallahassee Indian Methodist Church cemetery. She was a member at Tallahassee Church. The family requested memorials to the Red Cross.
Survivors include two daughters, Bonnie Lee COPE of Moore, and Geri BERRYHILL of Okmulgee; one sister, Lillian COKER of Choctaw; one brother, Levi HALL of Dallas, TX; one grandson and one niece.

October 1982

Daniel LARNEY was born November 7, 1900, in Okmulgee County. He died October 1, 1982. He was a resident of an Okmulgee nursing home and a member of the Honey Creek Indian Methodist Church. Services were conducted October 5, at the Buchanan Memorial Chapel with Rev. Sam HANEY officiating. Pallbearers were his nephews. Interment was in the Okmulgee Cemetery.
Besides his nephews, he was also survived by one brother, Mitchell LARNEY of Weleetka.

Marchie HARRY, 54, was born in Bixby c. 1929. No information was given on his birth date, death date, or place of funeral. Funeral services were conducted on September 11, 1982 by Rev. John FIXICO. Interment was in the Fox family cemetery.
He was employed in the maintenance department of the Southern Hills Golf Course. He had lived in the Bixby area all of is life.
Surviving him are his wife, Caroline HARRY of the home; his father Roy HARRY of Mounds; two brothers, Simon HARRY and Virgil HARRY, both of Mounds; two sisters, Etheleen BATTISTE of Mounds and Audry RABBIT of Glenpool; five step-children, Jimmy LITTLEHEAD, Carolyn Sue TIGER and Gary LITTLEHEAD, all of Mounds, William LITTLE of Glenpool, and Addie LITTLEHEAD of Bixby; and 12 grandchildren.

Lewis (Buster) RYAL was born April 6, 1888, in Ryal. He died October 18, 1982, at the Creek Nation Community Hospital. Funeral services were conducted October 10 at the Shurden Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Roley HAYNES officiating. Pallbearers were Woxie RYAL, Wylie RYAL, Douglas RYAL, Niddo RYAL, Carrol BEEN and Jenkins HAMILTON. Interment was in the Hickory Ground No. One Cemetery under the direction of the Shurden Funeral Home.
He was retired from PPG Industries. His wife, Lena Ryal, preceded him in death April 18, 1978.
His survivors include one daughter, Bertha OGLE of Weleetka; two sons, Elliott RYAL of Norwalk, CA, and James RYAL of Long Beach, CA; and his four grandchildren.

Nov./Dec. 1982

WILLIE FIXICO was born in July of 1903 in Oklahoma Indian Territory in what is now Okfuskee County. He died Nov. 11, 1982 at Okmulgee Memorial Hospital. He was a member of Prairie Springs Church northwest of Okemah. Services under the direction of Webb Funeral Home were held at Prairie Springs with Rev. John FACTOR officiating and interment was in the church's cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Mattie FIXICO of the home in Castle, and their nine children: Arthur L. FIXICO, Abner FIXICO, Richard FIXICO, Benny FIXICO, Lloyd FIXICO, Agnes WEST and Jeanetta SMITH all of Okemah, Sandy FIXICO of Castle, and Edith M. BARNEY of Ava, MO; forty-one grandchildren and thirty-eight great-grandchildren.

IDA DEER LARNEY, age 55, died November 4, 1982 at Newton Memorial Hospital, Winfield, KS. She was born near Wetumka and although no date of birth was given, her age would indicate she was born in 1927. Services were held at Little Quarsarty Indian Baptist Church near Cromwell, OK, with Rev. B. Frank BELVIN and Rev. Eddie LINDSEY. Pallbearers were Willie ROBERTS, Doug SHANNON, Luther FACTOR, George DEER, Francis DEER and Kenneth MOORE. Interment was at the church cemetery.
She was a member of Little Quarsarty Baptist Church, Delta Kappa Gamma, AAUW and the Ladies Shrine Organization. She graduated from Butner High School, Bacone College, Northeastern State College, Tahlequah, and earned her Master's Degree from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK. She had lived in Arkansas City, KS, since 1950. She was the daughter of Alfred and Munn DEER.
She was preceded in death by her father, Alfred DEER, and one brother, Lewis DEER.
She is survived by her husband, James LARNEY, daughter Monica WILLIAMS, two grandsons Paul and Joel WILLIAMS, all of Arkansas City, KS. Her mother Munna DEER, Wewoka; brothers Ethan DEER, of Chinle, AZ, Junior DEER of Wewoka, Fred DEER of Damascus, Maryland; sisters Juanita YAHOLA of Okemah and Betty SHANNON of Tulsa; several nieces and nephews and a host of relatives and friends.

ANITA LOUISE WATSON CANCINO was born December 4, 1948, in Henryetta, OK, and died October 25, 1982. She and her family moved from Oklahoma to Hawthorne, CA, in 1957.
Survivors include her parents Gwen and Raeford WATSON, Gardena, CA; brothers Eugene Ray WATSON, Raiford WATSON, Jr., Gardena, CA; sister Patricia WATSON, Gardena, CA; two nieces, Jolen and Amanda WATSON, two uncles, Eddie WATSON and Adrian WATSON, an aunt, Naomi KILLINGSWORTH, and a host of relatives and friends.

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