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January 1983

Norma Bevenue LEE was born March 13, 1932 in Sapulpa. She died in December 1982 (no day was given). Funeral services were held December 11 at the Smith Funeral Chapel. Officiation the service were Rev. Bridge CHUCKLUCK and Rev. Solomon BULLETT. Pallbearers were Marty CARR, Rick CARR, Kenny CARR, LeRoy PERKINS, L.R. PERKINS, Tommy CAPEHART and Dennis BEACH. Interment was in the Bixby Cemetery
Survivors are her husband Tony LEE of the home; her son Tony LEE, Jr., of the home; her two daughters, Jeanie SINOR of Kiefer and Donna OGBURN of Sapulpa; her father Alfred BEVENUE of Sapulpa; two grandchildren; her brother Alfred BEVENUE, Jr. of Sapulpa; and her five sisters, Josephine TIGER of Glenpool, Barbara BEAVER, JoAnn WHITEHEAD, Patty BEVENUE and Wanda BEVENUE, all of Sapulpa.

Jay HAYNES was born June 26, 1913, in McIntosh County. He died December 29, 1982, in Okmulgee. He was a farmer and a member of Hickory Ground No. One Indian Baptist Church. Funeral services were held on December 31 in the Shurden Memorial Chapel with Rev. James McCOSAR, assisted by Rev. Larry CHESSER, officiating. Pallbearers were his grandsons. Interment was in the Hickory Ground Number One Cemetery under the direction of the Shurden Funeral Home, Henryetta.
Survivors include his wife, Annie HAYNES, of the home; his three sons, John HAYNES of Stringtown, Felix HAYNES of Okmulgee, and Daniel HAYNES of Tulsa; his four daughters, Marie CONLEY of Holdenville, Eloise BEAVER and Louise TECUMSEH, both of Okmulgee, and Cindy SMITH of Weleetka; four brothers, Lawrence HAYNES and Gene HAYNES, both of Henryetta, Roman HAYNES of Glenpool, and Newman HAYNES of Joliett, IL; one sister, Rosetta MORGAN of Morris; 21 grandchildren and 13 great-granchildren.

Leroy FRYE was born February 16, 1943, at Henryetta. He died in December 1982 (no date of death was given.) Funeral services were held December 15 at the Parks Funeral Home Chapel. No other details of the funeral services were given. Interment was in the Sands Cemetery.
His survivors include his mother, Cindy HOLAHTA of Okemah; three half-borthers, Louis HOLAHTA of Germany, Joe HOLAHTA of Shawnee, and Timmy HOLAHTA of Tahlequah; five half-sisters, Estella BERRYHILL, Arlina SMITH, Annie HOLAHTA, and Eugenia SCOTT, all of Okemah, and Regina HOLAHTA of Tahlequah.

Ruby WILSON died in December, 1982. The exact date of death and her birth date were not given. Funeral services were held December 23, 1982, at the New Salem Baptist Church. Interment was in the Tuskegee Cemetery. No other details of the funeral or interment were given.
She is survived by her two daughters, Mary WILSON of Oklahoma City and Maetta WILSON of Tulsa; her son, Freddy WILSON of Norman; and her six grandchildren.

Melissa Wacoche LINDSEY was born April 12, 1914, in McIntosh County. She died December 26, 1982, at Okmulgee Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held December 28 at the Tuskegee Baptist Church near Eufaula with the Rev. Dan PHILLIPS Officiating. Interment was at the Greenwood Cemetery.
She was a member of the Bird Creek Indian Baptist Church in Sasakwa. She was married to Buddy LINDSEY, who preceded her in death in 1957.
Her survivors include her four sons, James Melvin WACOCHE of Porum, Alex L. LINDSEY of Henryetta, Mose LINDSEY and Buddy LINDSEY, both of Dewar; her daughter, Flora LINDSEY of Eufaula; her brother, Johnson WACOCHE of Tahlequah; her sister Mary FRANCIS of Pierce; her 22 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Salo Fulsom FELIX was born October 1, 1900, in the Kellyville. She died December 30, 1982, at Bartlett Memorial Health Center. Three services were held for her. Saturday night, January 1, services were held at the Owen Funeral Chapel, with Pickett Chapel UMC Pastor, Joe LOWE, Jr., in charge. Speaker was Rev. John LOWE of Oklahoma City. All night services were held for her on Sunday night, January 2. Speakers were Rev. Earl DUNSON, Jess LONG, Rev. Harrel JONES, Rev. Jimmy CAHWEE, Rev. Jess SULLIVAN and Maxine BUCKTROT, who represented the United Methodist Women. Funeral services were held Monday, January 3, at Owen Funeral Chapel with Rev. Joe LOWE, Jr. and Rev. Thomas LONG oficiating.
Family member surviving her include her daughters, Irene PARKINSON, Bessie CAHWEE, Mary ALEXANDER and Sara WHINERY, all of Kellyville; her sons, James FELIX, Jr. and Amos FELIX oth of Kellyville; 22 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.


February 1983

Island DUNZY was born March 13, 1918, in McIntosh County. She died in January 1983. No day of death was given. Funeral services were held January 18 at the Silver Springs Baptist Church, where she was a member. Officiating the services was Rev. A.J. TIGER. Interment was in the Daniel Family Cemetery on Tiger Mountain.  

She is survived by her two sons, Donnie DUNZY of Okmulgee, and David DUNZY of Dewar; her two daughters, Delia DUNZY of Okmulgee, and Cilia BRITT of Dewar; four brothers, William DANIEL of Okmulgee, Johnny DANIEL of Lawrence, KS, Johnson DANIEL of Wichita, KS, and Jimmy DANIEL of Colorado Springs, CO; one sister, Suzy McINTOSH of Dallas, TX; and six grandchildren.

Oscar LONG was born November 7, 1902, in Seminole. He died February 8, 1983, in the Creek Nation Community Hospital. Funeral services were held in February. No other information on the place or date of the funeral or interment were given.

His home was in Okmulgee and he was a member of Hickory Grounds Number Two Church. His survivors include his two sons, Robert LONG of Henryetta, and Jimmy LONG of Shawnee; his two daughers, Pauline LONG of Okmulgee, and Ida SAWYER of Wewoka; two sisters, Ida Mae MARTIN and Betty Jo HUNTSINGER, both of Maude; fifteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Amos Joe HARJOCHEE was born August 10, 1918, at Paden. He died January 8, 1983, in the Creek Nation Community Hospital. Funeral services were held January 11, at the Prairie Springs Baptist Church west of Okemah with Rev. John FACTOR officiating. Interment was in the Unussee Family Cemetery.

At the time of his death, he was Chief of the Okfuskee Tribal Town and had been employed with the Bundy Candy Company in Oklahoma City for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Juanita Unussee HARJOCHEE of the home; his six children, Irene CULLY, Barney HARJOCHEE, Martha DUVALL, Timmy HARJOCHEE, all of Ada, and Mollie HARJOCHEE and Newman PHILLIP, both of the home.; and eight grandchildren.

Etta HARJO was born May 10, 1900, in Mena, AR. She died in January 1983. No day of death was given. Funeral services were held January 24 at the Buckley Funeral Home. Interment was in the Harjo Cemetery.

She was a housewife and lived in Wetumka for 75 years. She was a member of the Hickory Grove Baptist Church.

Her husband, William HARJO, preceded her in death in June 1969. She is survived by one daughter, Anna Belle WALLACE of Wetumka; two sons, Wilcie HARJO of Henryetta, and Bobby Joe HARJO of Weleetka; eight grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Minnie Deer SPOCOGEE died February 9, 1983, at Gallup, NM. No informatin was given on her age or birthday. Funeral services were conducted at Little Quarsarty Indian Church north of Wewoka. Interment was in the church cemetery. No other information was given about her funeral, interment, family, or survivors.

Oscar HARJO was born August 6, 1897, in Ryal, Indian Territory. He died February 15, 1983, in the Henryetta Medical Center. Funeral services were held February 18 at the Hutchachubba Indian Baptist Church with Rev. George HARJO and Rev. Brian JESSE officiating. Interment was in the Harjo Family Cemetery south of Ryal.

He was a retired farmer and pastor of Hutchachubba Church. He is survived by his three daughters, Liza BUCKTROT, Annie HARJO, and Alice LEWIS, all of Henryetta; two stepsons, Buster BEAR and Claudie FIELDS, both of Henryetta; one half brother, Charlie TAYLOR of Garland, TX; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Vann AUTRY, 66, was killed in a car accident in El Paso, TX, December 15, 1982. He would have been 67 years old two days later. (His birthdate was not given, but from information in the obituary, he would have been born December 17, 1916.) His remains were sent back to Wetumka for burial in the Weleetka Cemetery. No other information was given on the date or place of his services or interment.

He graduated from Weleetka High School and from Oklahoma University at Norman as an architectural engineer. He worked for steel companies in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Muskogee, and El Paso in Texas.

He was preceded in death by an older brother, Frank AUTRY. He was survived by his mother, Fannie Robinson AUTRY; his son, Brick AUTRY; his daughter (not named); his brother, Mel AUTRY; and two sisters, Callie Jane AUTRY and Elizabeth AUTRY.  


March/April 1983

Captain Elizabeth “Cap” AUTRY was born January 1, 1924, at the Autry Ranch near Weleetka. She died February 24, 1983, in an Achorage, Alaska, Hospital. Funeral services were held February 18 in the First United Methodist Church in Weleetka with Rev. Elmer BERRYHILL and Rev. Jay D. JACKSON officiating. Pallbearers were Cliff JONES, Billy KING, Jonas DUNSON, A. J. SHIRLEY, Sonny McKINNEY, Chief HARJO, and Shot HARJO. Honorary pallbearers were Nat MARSHAL, Slick WARE, Sammy MARSHAL, Joe BROWN, Roy PUCKETT, Elmer MARTIN, and Gene DUNSON. Interment was in the Weleetka Hillcrest Cemetery.
She was a 1941 graduate of Weleetka High School and was employed with the Bureau of Indian Affairs as a land officer in Juneau, AK, at the time of her death.  
She was the daughter of Riley AUTRY and Fanie Robinson AUTRY. (Her father preceded her in death and her mother died the day before her funeral.) She is survived by a daughter, Camille JOHNSON of  Wetumka; a brother, Mel AUTRY of Bokchito; a sister, Callie Janie MASCHAL of Oklahoma City; two grandchildren, Linda JOHNSON, and Aaron JOHNSON; and a host of relatives.

Louie BUCKLEY was born April 15, 1921, in Wetumka. He died in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Oklahoma City. No date of death was given. Services were held at Sand Creek Baptist Church, where he was a member. Officiating were Rev. Charlie FISH and Rev. Sam HANEY. Interment was in the Sand Creek Church cemetery.
He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and a welder in the oilfield business. He is survived by his wife, Della BUCKLEY, of the home in Oklahoma City; his four sons and two daughters, all unnamed; and 25 grandchildren; his three brothers, Harvey BUCKLEY of Wetumka, Kozy BUCKLEY of Weleetka, Ledon BUCKLEY of CA; his four sisters, Geneva FISH and Yvonne BATTIEST, both of Wetumka, Betty HILL of Okmulgee, and Martha ALLEN of California.

Dreyfuss Francis “Chief” BRUNER was born August 25, 1899, in Coweta Mission, Indian Territory. He was 83 years old when he died at his home in Wagoner in 1983. No information was given on details of his date of death, funeral services, or when or where he was buried.
He was born into the prominent Bruner family and his father was Superintendent of the Coweta Government Mission. The Bruner Cemetery, which was his family’s cemetery, has been recognized by the Oklahoma Historical Society. The younger Bruner played with Jim THORPE, the famous Sac and Fox athelete, at Haskell Institute in Lawrence, KS. Upon his graduation (from Haskell), Bruner was employed by Bert HODGES, a newspaperman in Okmulgee. He later was a printer for the Wagoner Record Democrat and Wagoner Tribune for 50 years, working both with handset and hot metal type. He also was Creek interpreter at Wagoner District Court.  
He is survived by his daughter, Barbara JAMES of Tulsa; two sisters, Beatrice BRUNER and Jeannie SMITH, both of Coweta; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

James A. BUNNY was born May 15, 1915, at Dustin. He died in 1983. He was 67. No date or place of death was given. Funeral services were held at Thewahle Indian Baptist Church with Rev. Bryant JESSE officiating. N other information was given on his funeral services or interment.
He was survived by his wife, Lucille BUNNY, of the home; his son, Gaines BUNNY of Henryetta; three daughters, Elizabeth INGRAM and Marion FRY, both of Henryetta, and Roselyn FRY of Tulsa; a step-daughter, Marge SMITH of Montgomery, AL; two step-sons, Robert R. MENDOYA of Bangor, Maine, and Durango C MENDOYA of Oak Park, IL; two sisters, Irene ODOM of Dustin, and Lorene BAKER of Philadelphia, MS; four brothers, Abraham BUNNY of Okmulgee, Newman BUNNY of Bristow, Clarence BUNNY of Tulsa, and George BUNNY, Jr., of Oklahoma City; and 14 grandchildren.

Fannie G. AUTRY was born December 17, 1890 southeast of Weleetka, Indian Territory. She died February 17, 1983, in the Okmulgee Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held March 1 in the Thlopthlocco Methodist Church, north of Wetumka, with Rev. Elmer BERRYHILL officiating. Pallbearers were Joe BROWN, Jonas DUNSON, Chief HARJO, Jimmy JOHNSON, Sonny McKINNEY, Shot HARJO, Cliff JONES and Billy KING. Interment was in the Weleetka Hillcrest Cemetery.
She attended the Nuyaka Mission, Wetumka Mission and Big Prairie schools. She and her husband owned and operated the Lazy Y Ranch southeast of Weleetka for almost 50 years. She was a member of the Wetumka Freewill Baptist Church and Tuchabatcher (Tuckabatcha) Tribal Town.
She was married to John Riley AUTRY in Holdenville on November 1, 1908. She was preceded in death by her husband; and six of her children, Schly Clem AUTRY, Fannie Lee AUTRY, Frank AUTRY, Margaret Helen AUTRY, Vann AUTRY, and Captain AUTRY; Her survivors include a son, Mel AUTRY of Bokchito; a daughter, Call Jean MASCHAL of Oklahoma City; 4 granddaughters; 3 grandsons; 7 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives.

Margaret SANDS was born October 13, 1922, in Eufaula. She died at age 60 in October 1983 at her home north of Wetumka. No day of death was given. Funeral services were held at the Buckley Funeral Home Chapel. No other rinformation was given on her funeral or interment.
She was survived by two daughers, Diana TIGER of the home, and Sandra HARJO of Holdenville; a son, A.Daniel SANDS of Dallas, TX; six grandchildren; one brother, Daniel DREW of Tulsa; two sister, Edna PASHAL of NC, and Grace HAWKINS of McAlester.

Amy BERRYHILL was born March 28, 1900, in Henryetta. She died March 7, 1983, in Okemah. Funeral services were held March 9 at the Honey Creek Methodist Church, where she was a member. Officiating were Rev. Sam HANEY and Rev. Eugene SUNNY. Interment was in the Berryhill family cemetery.  
Her survivors include her three daughters, Lucille BEAR and Dicey TARYOLA of Henryetta, and Christine HARJO of Oklahoma City; her two sons, Walter Sam BERRYHILL of Oklahoma City, and Elmer BERRYHILL of Wetumka; 34 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren.

Christine Birdcreek RILEY was born December 15, 1932, in Bryant. She died March 22, 1983, In Tulsa.  Funeral services were held March 25 at the Arbeka Indian Baptist Church, where she was a member.  Officiating the service was Rev. Roley HAYNES. Interment was in the Hutchechuppa Indian cemetery under the direction of the Shurden Funeral Home.
Her survivors include her husband, John RILEY of the home near Weleetka; her father, Timmie BIRDCREEK of Weleetka; her son, Johathan RILEY; her two daughetrs, Trillia RILEY of the home, and Judy KESLEY of Henryetta; one sister, Mildred HARJO of Dustin; three brothers, Jimmy BIRDCREEK, Wallace BIRDCREEK, and Sullivan BIRDCREEK, all of Phoenix, AZ; and two grandchildren.

Lindy HARJO was born December 3, 1919, in Wetumka. She died April 7, 1983, at her home south of Wetumka. Funeral services were held April 10 at the Thewarle Indian Methodist Church, where she was a member. Interment was in the Johnson family cemetery.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ward HARJO, in 1976. She was survived by her four sons, Willie HARJO and Marcey HARJO, both of Wetumka, Eugene HARJO of Oklahoma City, and Jimmy HARJO of Pauls Valley; four daughters, Diane LOWE and Eliza BARNETT, both of Holdenville, Anna BERNO of Wewoka, and Donna HARJO of Weleetka; a step-daughter, Florence ATICHO of Harrah; a half-brother Cecil JOHNSON of Los Angeles, CA; three sisters, Lillie CANARD of Wetumka, Susie HARJO of Shawnee, and Emma HUDSON of Mustang; seven grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, and two step-great grandchildren.

Winey DOUGLAS was born January 8, 1878, in Okmulgee County. She died in February 1983. She was 105. No day of death was given. Funeral services were held February 23 at Arbeka Indian Baptist Church with Rev. Roley Haynes officiating. Interment was in the Fish Family cemetery.
She was survived by her son, Sandy RANDALL of Henryetta; one brother, Joe FISH of Harrah; six grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Idelle BEAR was born April 15, 1913, in Arkansas. She died in April 1983. Funeral services were held April 8 at the first Baptist Church with Rev. Jonas PARTRIDGE and Rev. Tom BEAR, Jr., officiating.  Pallbearers were Brice McKINNY, Roger BARTON, James DAWSON, Larry MANN, Bobby GREENWOOD, and Bo BEAR. No information was given on the place of interment.
She was a retired employee with 31 years service in the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. She was a member of the Many Springs Indian Baptist Church.
Her survivors include her husband, Tom BEAR, Jr., of the home; a son, Micotnec BARNETT; a sister and a brother, Lucille GREENWOOD and Everett (no last name given), both of Oklahoma City; and several nieces and nephews.

Perlie B. FOX was born December 26, 1901, in Oklahoma I.T. She died February 20, 1983, in an Okmulgee nursing home. Funeral services were held February 24 at the Cantrell Ivory Chapel with Rev.Sam HANEY and Rev. Eugene SUNNY officiating. No information was given on the place of interment, relatives or survivors.


May 1983

ALLEN: Okmulgee Co.
Helena Isabel (Chalakee) ALLEN was born July 30, 1946, in Okmulgee. She died April 19, 1983, in Topeka, KS. Funeral services were held May 3 at Honey Creek Indian Methodist Church where she had been a member. Revs. Jesse SULLIVAN, Sam HANEY and Kring ALLEN officiated. Interment was at Okmulgee Cemetery. Pallbearers were Randy D. THOMAS, Wesley DUNN, Jr., Bobby HARDRIDGE, Walter SUNNY, William CHALAKEE, Steve WOODFIELD, James Phillip ALLEN, and Bryon Scott ALLEN.
Survivors include her husband, Charles ALLEN of the home, three daughters, Rebecca, Christina and Angela ALLEN, all of the home; her parents Mr. and Mrs. Reuben CHALAKEE of Okmulgee; two sisters, Pearl THOMAS of Okmulgee, and Sue SEAWRIGHT of Donalds, South Carolina.

MCINTOSH: Wetumka, Hughes Co. OK
Hattie B. MCINTOSH was born May 16, 1881, in Alabama. She died in May 1983 at 101 years of age (day was unrecorded in paper). Funeral services were held May 21, 1983 at the Church of Christ in Wetumka with Tom Gilliam and Rev. W. E. Watts officiating. Interment was in the Wisner Cemetery.
Mrs. McIntosh was born in Alabama to her parents Peter and Mary DAVIS, the youngest of twelve children. The family moved from Alabama to Pilot Point, TX, where she attended school and married Sidney ARMSTRONG. They later moved to Okmulgee County, Indian Territory. Her husband preceded her in death and she later married David McINTOSH, who also preceded her in death.
She was a member of the Methodist Church, but later became a member of the Church of Christ and remained a faithful member until her death. She is survived by many nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives as well as many friends.

BIBLE: Broken Arrow, IT,  Tulsa Co. OK
Emmet BIBLE was born May 6, 1900, near Broken Arrow, Indian Territory. He died April 14, 1983, in Hollywood, Florida, while visiting at his daughter's home. Funeral services were held at Marlin Funeral Home Chapel in Broken Arrow, OK, on April 18, 1983. Interment was in the Park Grove Cemetery, Broken Arrow, OK.
He is survived by his daughter, Bobbe KENNEDY of Hollywood, FL; two sons, Pete BIBLE and Dan BIBLE, both of Glenpool; three brothers, Dave BIBLE of Glenpool, Webster BIBLE, and Reuben CHALAKEE, both of Okmulgee; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

HILL: Tulsa, Tulsa Co.
Irene (Simmer) HILL was born September 4, 1917. She died April 14, 1983, at Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital in Tulsa. She was a member of Little Quarsarty Baptist Church near Cromwell. Rev. Dan PHILLIPS, Jr., Director of Missions for Muskogee, Seminole and Wichita Association officiated the services, assisted by Rev. Felix TIGER, Pastor of Little Quarsarty. Interment was under the direction of Schumake Funeral Home in Bristow. No information was given on where the funeral was held, nor where she was interred.
She was survived by her husband, Toney HILL; sons Stony HILL of Okemah, Dewey HILL of Lamar, Louie HILL of Florida, Billy HILL of Tulsa, J. D. HILL of Ada, and Toby HILL of the home; daughters Emma JONES of Slick, Christine LINDSY of Sasakawa, Wanda HILL of Wewoka, Mallie HILL and Juanita HILL of the home; two aunts, Martha SIMMER and Winey WILSON both of Cromwell; three sisters, Helen COON of Tulsa, Florina HUMMINGBIRD of Okemah, and Edith HARJO of Wewoka; one brother Frank SIMMER of Tulsa; twenty three grandchildren and two great-granchildren.

YEAGER: Hitchite, McIntosh Co. OK
Dora Wilkerson YEAGER was born July 5, 1907, and died April 19, 1983, after 25 years of illness. Funeral services were held April 22, 1983, at the Hitchite Methodist Church, Seminole, with Rev. Sam HANEY officiating.
Dora was married to Rev. James YEAGER in 1944. Dora served with him in 14 different churches through the years, some of them for the second and third time, but she never transferred her membership from Hitchite.
She is survived by her husband, of the home; her son, James "Chocky" YEAGER, Jr.; four stepchildren, Mabel McNAC, Blanche BEAVER, Beth COKER, and Newman YEAGER; also one sister, Cora CAVENDER.

MORRISON: Little Coweta, Wagoner Co. OK
Carrie MORRISON was born July 1, 1887, in Lindale, TX. She died in April, 1983. She would have been 96 on her birthday. A Memorial service was conducted by Rev. Daniel PHILLIPS. Funeral services were held at Little Coweta Church April 20th, 1983, by Rev. Ernest BEST and Rev. Gary HAWKINS.
She was proceded in death by her husband Major MORRISON in January of 1971. She is survived by her two sons, Buford MORRISON of Ottawa, KS, John L. MORRISON of Lenna; six daughters, Hettie ROBERTSON of Eufaula, Hattie JONES of Lenna, Lizbeth SPEAR of Dustin, Dortha REED of Lenna, Leora COPELAND of Santa Maria, CA; 22 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, and 16 great-great grandchildren.

HAWKINS: Henryetta, Okmulgee Co. OK
Barney HAWKINS was born July 12, 1907, in Schulter. He died May 9, 1983, at his home at age 75. Funeral services were conducted May 12 at the Church of Christ in Henryetta with John WHITLOW and Ellis AULDRIDGE officiating. Interment was at the Salt Creek Cemetery at Wilson.
He is survived by his wife, Verna HAWKINS of the home; son Barney HAWKINS, Jr., of Wagoner; four daughters, Mercedes ODOM of Pinneole, CA, Marsha Sue CHISHOLM of Henryetta, Andrea JACKSON of Springdale, AR, and Paula CREW of Claremore; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren


July 1983

Yoman DAVIS was born May 18,1900.  He died July 31, 1983, at his home in Hanna.  Funeral services were held August 4 at the Free Will Baptist Church in Hanna with Rev. Roley HAYNES officiation.  Burial was in the Hanna Cemetery under the directin of Shurden Funeral Home.  
He was a member of Hillabee Indian Baptist Church.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sister DAVIS of the home, and one son, Billy DAVIS of Tulsa.

October, 1983

GIVENS: Hanna, McIntosh Co. OK
Yahola GIVENS was born July 14, 1914, in Melette. No date was given for his death, but his funeral services were held September 8, 1983, at Hutchachuppa Indian Baptist Church, where he was a member. He lived at Rt. 1 Hanna at the time of his death.
Survivors include his wife, Leona GIVENS of the home; sons, Duane GIVENS of Midwest City, and Joe Bailey GIVENS of the home; five daughters, Norman LONDON of Tulsa, Joanne WAUADOOAH of Asher, Stella SIMPSON and Aggie COUGE both of Tulsa, and Gwen HUMMINGBIRD of Pryor; one grandson, Michael TAYLOR of the home; three brothers, Charlie GIVENS of Mendora, CA, Eunah GIVENS of Wetumka and Robert GIVENS of Okemah; 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

November 1983

Rev. David L. BERRYHILL was born February 2, 1898, in Okmulgee County. He died October 12, 1983, in Wewoka. Funeral services were held October 15 at the Talahassee Methodist Church. Pallbearers were Dave POWELL, Ricky POWELL, Woodrow CHALAKEE, Charles SIMMERS, Tom BERRYHILL, Jr., and Alfred BERRYHILL. Interment was in the Talahassee Cemetery under the direction of the Stout Funeral Home of Wewoka.
He had attended Nuyaka Mission School and was a veteran of World War II. His survivors include two brothers, Jeff BERRYHILL of Okmulgee, and Richard BERRYHILL of Oakland, CA; two sisters, Peggy KING and Mahalia CHALAKEE, both of Okmulgee; and several nieces and nephews.

Annie Maude COOK was born March 18, 1899. She died June 14, 1983. Funeral services were held June 17, 1983, at the family Chapel in Sacremento, CA. Officiating at the service was Fred MASTELLER, the organist was Ruth NORTHAM, and the soloist was Princess PUTNEY. Interment was at the Mount Vernon Memorial Park. No information was given on family or relatives.

Keith Wayne PIGEON was born April 8, 1966, in Claremore. He died October 10, 1983. Funeral services were held October 14 at Hickory Ground No. One with Rev. Roley HAYNES officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery under the direction of Shurden Funeral Home.
His survivors include his parents, John and Leona PIGEON, of the home; four brothers, John PIGEON III of Granite, Marcus PIGEON of Dustin, Michael and Nikkia PIGEON, both of Sapulpa; two sisters, Sandra PIGEON of Sapulpa, and Heather PIGEON of Sapulpa; paternal grandparents, Gertie TREADWELL of Dustin, and John PIGEON of Checotah; materrnal grandfather, Charlie ROGERS of Tulsa.

Lillie HARJO was born September 11, 1905. She died October 10, 1983, at the Henryetta Medical Center. Funeral services were held October 13 at the Yardeka Indian Baptist Church. Interment was at the Harjo Family Cemetery under the direction of the Shurden Funeral Home.
She is survived by one son, Eziel John HARJO of the home, and one grandchild.

December 1983

Hully TAYLOR was born July 4, 1906 in McIntosh County and he died in October, 1983. (no day given) He was 77. Funeral services were held October 7 at Shurden Chapel in Henryetta with Rev. Barney WALKER officiating the service. Pallbearers were George HICKS, Houston HICKS, Herman SUMPKA, Bunny HAWKINS, Kenneth TAYLOR, Jr., and Woodrow JIMBOY. Interment was in the Okmulgee Cemetery.
No information about survivors.

Samuel H. HANEY was born January 1, 1923, in Seminole County. He died in November, 1983 (no day given). He was a minister of the Indian Methodist Church. Funeral services were conducted on November 19 at the Hitchitee Indian Methodist Church with Rev. Eugene SUNNY and Rev. Butram BABB officiating the service. Interrment was in the Hitchitee cemetery under the directions of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.
Survivors include his wife, Tilda HANEY of the home; histwo sons Thomas FIXICO of Seminole, and James HAN

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