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January 1986 SCOTT David Lee SCOTT was born October 11, 1915 at Dustin. He died January 2, 1986, in a Tulsa hospital. Wake services were held January 5 with the funeral services on January 6 at First Indian Baptist Church, where he was a member. Services were officiated by Bridge CHUCKLUCK, Jr.. Pallbearers were Earl KELLY, Matt TIGER, Kenneth TIGER, Bill RICHARDS, Sandy ROBERTS and Joe McNAC. Interment was in the Okmulgee Cemetery. He was an employee for 16 years at Oklahoma State University, Technical Branch. He was married to Betty BUTLER in March of 1971. He is survived by his wife, of the home; four step-children, Bobby HARJO, Stanley HARJO, Sonja GRIMES and Thomasine PHILLIPS, all of Okmulgee; a sister Wanda CRICKLIN of Midwest City; an uncle, Thomas WASHINGTON of Okmulgee; several grandchildren and one great-grandchild. FLOYD Joe FLOYD was born December 3, 1922, at Hanna. He died January 12, 1986, at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa. An Indian prayer service was held January 13 at Merrit Funeral Chapel in Eufaula, followed by funeral services at Trenton Indian Baptist Church, where he had been baptized. Rev. Dan PHILLIPS, Roley HAYNES and Gary HAWKINS officiated the services. Pallbearers were Thomas YAHOLA, Bobby GRAY, Leonard McGUIRE, Max BRIDGES, Alfonzo CHILES, Sr., Eddie LOWE, Winston BILLY and Andrew HAWKINS. Burial was in the Proctor Family Cemetery. He was a member of Silver Springs Baptist Church near Henryetta, and a World War II Navy Veteran. He retired in 1983 from being a self employed carpet installer. On October 4, 1947, he married Margaret VICKERY in Miami. She survives. He also is survived by his four sons, Robert Charles FLOYD and Phillip David FLOYD, both of Oklahoma City, James FLOYD of Eufaula, and Jerry Don FLOYD of Muskogee; five daughters, Regina Sue WILBANKS and Betty Jo FLOYD, both of Oklahoma City, Nancy CHILES and Lisa Ballard FLOYD, both of Eufaula, and Anita Bandy FLOYD of Tulsa; a sister Carrie DAVIS of Oklahoma City; 14 grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. HAWKINS Ella G. HAWKINS was born April 27, 1905, at Pine Hill, Indian Territory. She died December 16, 1985, at Okmulgee. Funeral services were held December 19 at Choska United Methodist Church, Bristow, with Rev. David JIMBOY and Rev. Willie GOODEN officiating. No other information was given on the funeral. Interment was in Duck Creek Cemetery, Bixby. Her survivors include her daughter, Evelyn PARKER of Beggs, granddaughter, Eloise PERKINS, and grandson, Douglas PARKER. WILSON Susanna B. WILSON was born March 1, 1915, in Newby Creek. She died in December 11, 1986, at her home in Haskell. An Indian Prayer service was held Thursday, December 12, in the Leonard Funeral Chapel in Bixby. Funeral services were held at the chapel the following day with Rev. Thomas ROUGHFACE officiating. Pallbearers were Earl WHEELER, Charles JONES, Brian EDGE, Harold T. MILLER, Jackie MILLER, and Thomas WILSON. Burial was in the Haskell Cemetery. The family requested that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Mutteloke Methodist Church. She had attended Iron Post Schools in Gypsy, south of Bristow. She was a member of the Mutteloke Methodist Church in Bristow, served on the General Board of Global Ministries from 1980-1985, and was a member of the Womens Society of Christian Service, where she also was elected to serve at the Conference and National division. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Wade BUCKTROT, Alvin BUCKTROT, and Tony BUCKTROTT. She was survived by her husband, Silas WILSON; four sisters, Phoebe JONES, Alice WHEELER, and Hazel TIGER, all of Bristow, and Ruth CRITTENDEN of Stillwell; a host of nieces and nephews and many other friends and relatives. GRIMES Herman W. GRIMES was born May 3, 1907, at Henryetta. He died January 26, 1986, in Henryetta, where he had lived all his life. Wake services were held January 29 at First Indian Baptist Church of Okmulgee and Funeral services at the church were held the next day with Rev. Bridge CHUCKLUCK officiating. Interment was under the direction of Cantrell-Kelley Funeral Home at Flat Rock Coweta Cemetery near Preston. He was a member of the Henryetta VFW and American Legion. He was retired from Pittsburgh Plate Glass after 15 years of service. He is survived by his three children, Ricky D. GRIMES, June Kent GRIMES and Helen CAUDILL of Lawton; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. JACK Mitchell JACK was born March 16, 1911, at Henryetta. He died January 10, 1986, at Henryetta. Funeral services were held January 14 at the Jack Family residence, Hanna. Interment was in the the Jack Family cemetery. He was a retired farm worker, an Army veteran of World War II, and a member of Trenton Indian Baptist Church in Hanna. Survivors include his wife, Louma JACK, of the home; two sons, Elmer JACK of the home, and Jimmy JACK of Dustin; five daughters, Angela HARJO of Wetumka, Pauline SMITH of Dustin, and Leann JACK, Jeanetta JACK, and Joan HARJO, all of the home. DELAYED CREEK DEATH NOTICES HENNEHA Ray Chief HENNEHA, 62, died of cancer in November 1984, in Delaware. He was born a full blood Creek in Oklahoma in approximately 1924 (no date was given.) Services and burial were private and no details were given. He had worked for Painters Local 100 for ten years. His wife reported that he preferred working at great heights and once painted the top of the Delaware Memorial Bridge. He took disability retirement in 1976. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and participated in 13 naval battles as a crewman aboard the USS San Juan (CL-54) in the Pacific. He also served in the Air Force during the Korean War as a crew chief. He was a member of the Diamond State Veterans of Foreign Wars: the Guadalcanal Group, and the San Juan Reunion Group. He is survived by his wife, Ann Rogers HENNEHA, formerly of Lewes, Delaware, a stepdaughter, Peggy BOWMAN of Lewes; three half-brothers, John SIMMONS of Sacramento, CA, Jack BIGPOND of Torrence, CA, and Artus Tom HENNEHA of Okemah; three half-sisters, Jeane TILLEY of Mason, Bessy Henneha BELL of Okmulgee, and Ida Henneha TILLEY of Okemah; three step-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren. ALDEN Harry ALDEN, 69, formerly of Okmulgee, died in January, 1986, at St Elizabeth Hospital of Yakima, WA, due to complications from diabetes. No birthdate and no details of his funeral services or interment were given. He was an enrolled Creek and attended schools in Okmulgee, including Okmulgees Law School. He was the first head of Oklahoma State Technicals Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Department . He was president of the Benton Franklin Counties Labor Council from 1966 to 1984. He was past president and vice president of the United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 598, Pasco, and during ten of those years there he served as a lobbyist and successfully lobbied the state plumbers licensing law. He served as vice president of the Washington State Labor Council AFL-CIO from 1975-1984. He also served as precinct committeeman for the Benton County Democrats from 1960 to 1984. He was a member of the Northwest United Protestant Church, Richland, WA, and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Annie Ida SPANIARD was born July 19, 1896, in Indian Territory near Hannah. She died February 17, 1986, at a Tulsa hospital. Funeral services were conducted at Weogufgee Missionary Baptist Church, where she was a member. Funeral directions was under Buckley Funeral Home of Wetumka. Burial was at Weogufkee Cemetery.
She had attended Eufaula Boarding School and Bacone College in Muskogee and was an active member and women's elder of Weogufgee for over 70 years, holding many offices in the Muskogee, Seminole and Wichita Indian Baptist Association over the years.
She married Simon SPANIARD in Dustin in 1920. He preceded her in death. Her survivors include her son, Andrew SPANIARD of Okmulgee, a grandson, Michael SPANIARD of Okmulgee; three granddaughters, Andra BARNETT and Kogee DAVIS, both of Okmulgee, and Karen BARNETT of Coweta; 10 great grandchildren and one great great-grandson.
Martin TARPALECHEE was born November 24, 1917. He died February 21, 1986, in Okmulgee. Wake services were held February 23 and funeral services were held the next day. Both services were at Big Cussetah United Methodist Church, where he was a member. Interment was in the Military Circle of the Okmulgee Cemetery under the direction of the Buchanan-McClendon Funeral Home.
He was employed for 28 years at the T. H. Rogers Lumber Company and had served in the United States Army during World War II.
Survivors include his two brothers, Johnson TARPALACHEE and Henry TARPALACHEE, both of Okmulgee; two sisters, Mahaley JONES of Okmulgee and Mulsey LONG of Phoenix, AZ; and a step-daughter, Marion DAVIS of Okmulgee.
Suzanna HARJO was born February 14, 1918, at Henryetta. She died February 28, 1986, in Tulsa. She was a member of Hickory Ground No. 1. Funeral services were held in the Shurden Chapel with Rev. Jim ALEXANDER officiating, assisted by Rev. Bill ALEXANDER. Interment was at Gambler Cemetery under the direction of the Shurden Funeral Home of Henryetta.
She is survived by her four sons, Kenneth HARJO of Topeka, KS, Norman HARJO and Paul HARJO, both of Henryetta, and Bruce HARJO of Fairfax; her two daughters, Gretchen KING of Warner and Vicki HAUG of Sapulpa; one brother, Tom TIGER of Tulsa; one sister, Minnie MANLEY of Checotah; and six grandchildren.
Jack HARJO was born March 3, 1927, in Eufaula. He died in 1986 at Eufaula Municipal Hospital. No month or day was given. Funeral services were held at the Harjo family home north of Hannah, with the Rev. Coleman BYRD officiating. Pallbearers were Jim COOK, Johnny BILLY, Gary LITTLEHEAD, Dean MANIOUS, Junior BYRD and Tiny HARJO. Burial was at Jackson Cemetery at Hanna. Blacks Funeral Home of Eufaula was in charge.
He had attended Fame School and was employed for the ten years before retirement in 1975 at both Oklahoma Department of Transportation and McIntosh County. He was a member of Little Coweta Baptist Church. He served in the Army during World War II.
He was married to Nancy GOUGE in March, 1949, at Hannah. She survives. His other survivors include his five daughters, Kizzie COOK, Janetta HARJO, Coleen HARJO and Bernice HARJO, all of the Hannah, and Helen MANIOUS of Tulsa; his five sons, Daniel HARJO of Glenpool, Alex HARJO of Tulsa, and Woodrow HARJO, Lewis HARJO and Leroy HARJO, all of Hanna; his mother, Louisa TARLOSHAW of Eufaula; and three brothers, George HAWKINS of Eufaula, Judy HARJO of Sapulpa, and Paul HARJO of Tulsa.
William Irish STEPHENSON was born August 20, 1908, at Weleetka. He died February 21, 1986, at a Tulsa hospital. He was a retired pipefitter. Funeral services were held at the Alabama Baptist Church on February 25, with Rev. Roley HAYNES and Brother CATCHER officiating. Pallbearers were Limbo MANLEY, Red MICCO, Eugene MANLEY, Steve STEPHENSON, Michael WISNER, Steve BURDEN, Cecil GIBSON, Bud BURDEN, Orville JONES, Tom PIKE, M. B. HAMBY, Truman KECK, Randolph FREENY and Walter MOFFIT. Interment was at the Stephenson family Cemetery under the direction of the Buchanan-McClendon Funeral Home.
Survivors include his wife, Billie STEPHENSON of the home, his two sons, Wendell STEPHENSON of Henryetta and Bennie STEPHENSON of Ft. Smith, AR; four sisters, Augusta BURDEN of Weleetka, Lucina NUSSBUAM of Okmulgee, and Lillian JESSE and Helen WASHINGTON, both of Weleetka; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Ralph R. VICKERY was born January 10, 1929, at Ramona. He died January 10, 1986, at Bakersfield, CA. At the request of his daughters, no funeral service was held. Cremation was by Greenlawn Southwest Mortuary, Bakersfield, CA.
He had grown up at Eufaula, served in the U.S. Navy from 1946 to 1951, and worked many years as a farm hand to support his family. He had resided in Bakersfield since 1952.
He is survived by his children, Linda MARBERRY, Brenda BLACKBURN, Kathy HARBIN, Karen TURNEY, and Robert VICKERY; his sisters, Margaret FLOYD of Eufaula and Mamie BEAVER of Bakersfield, CA; his brothers, David VICKERY of Eufaula and Emanuel VICKERY of McLoud; his grandmother May NEWPORT; and several grandchildren and other relatives.
Leola Fife GRIFFIN was born May 8, 1909 in Dustin. She died February 27, 1986, at her home in Dustin. Funeral services were held the next Monday (no date given) at Thewarle Indian Baptist Church south of Henryetta. She was a member at Thewarle. Rev. Tom BERRYHILL, Jr., officiated the service. Interment was at the Fife Family Cemetery under the direction of Shurden Funeral Home.
Survivors included her son, Hully GRIFFIN, and her daughter, Polly HEARN, both of Tulsa; her brother, James FIFE of Dustin; and four grandchildren.
Stella ROBISON, 85, died in the Prague Hospital in 1986. No date of birth or death was given. Funeral services were held at the Prague Assembly of God, where she was a member. Rev. Harold BAKER, her pastor, gave her history and preached the funeral. Interment was in the Paden Cemetery.
She was active in her church. Her father was Rev. Niffie GRANT, a Methodist minister from the Paden area. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, a son, Jimmy Dale ROBISON, and her husband Tommy ROBISON.
Surviving are Thomas ROBISON of Oklahoma City, Amos ROBISON of Norman, Rebecca LINDSEY of Wewoka, and Frank ROBISON, B. C. ROBISON, Billy ROBISON, and Rufus ROBISON, all from the Paden area; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Brunette TIGER was born November 10, 1890, in Denton, Texas. She died February 21, 1986, at her home in Tulsa. Funeral services were held in Carter G. Woodson High School gymnasium, with Ragsdale Funeral Center of Muskogee in charge. Pallbearers were her grandsons. Burial was a Mount Bethel Cemetery near Porter.
Survivors include her three daughters, Ruby TIGER and Doretha TIGER, both of Tulsa, and Rose Lee TIGER Kansas City MO; her four sons, Joe TIGER, Richard TIGER, Raymond TIGER and J. G. TIGER, all of Tulsa; and many grandchildren.
Phillip William COON was born June 23, 1921, in Seminole County. He died February 3, 1986, at his home. Funeral services were held February 6 at the Webb Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. J. E. WARN officiating. No other details of his funeral were given. He was a member of Greenleaf Indian Baptist Church. Interment was at the family cemetery under the direction of the Webb Funeral Home.
He was the son of Tobler and Jemima COON and became a Creek artist. He had attended Buckeye School and served in the U.S. Army after being drafted on November 25, 1942. He served in Germany and was later transferred to the Philippine Islands and served there until his discharge on September 8, 1946. On September 19, 1946, he married Lula May WEST in Okemah.
He is survived by seven sons and one daughter; Glen COON of Burlington, WI, Amos COON of Tulsa, Bucky COON of Oklahoma City, Stacy COON of McCloud, and Phillip COOK, Jr., Manuel COON, Wendell COON and Janice COON, all of Okemah; one sister, Nevada SIMMERS of Okmulgee; and several grandchildren.
Gary Wayne BIGPOND was born November 16, 1953, in Claremore. He died in February, 1986. No day was given. Funeral services were held February 10 at Christ Gospel Church in Tulsa, where he was a member. Officiating the service were Rev. Jim ALEXANDER and Rev. BROOKS. No information was given on his interment.
He was a member of Morning Star Music Ministries and Flaming Sword Band. He was employed at Hardee's restaurant and had been awarded Employee of the Month in January.
Survivors include his parents, Emanuel and Julia BIGPOND of Broken Arrow; his wife, Wanda BIGPOND; two daughters, Cowache BIGPOND and Duff-a-bee BIGPOND of Washington; two sisters, Gwen BIGPOND and Patricia BIGPOND; two brothers, Lewis BIGPOND and Hully TAYLOR.
Geneva T. BONSACK was born March 10, 1924, at Wetumka. She died April 27, 1986, at her home in Grand Island, Nebraska. Services were conducted at St. Mary's Cathedral, where she was a member. No other information about the funeral or interment was given.
She had attended school at Wetumka, St. Scholastica Academy in Ft. Smith, AR, and Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee. She served in the U.S. Air Force in Alabama, and the Marine Corps Command and Staff School in Quantico, VA. She worked at the Veterans Administration in Oklahoma City , the Bureau of Reclamation, the Social Security Service, and the Social Security Administration in Grand Island, where she was given an award for 30 years of government service upon her retirement in 1979. She was the daughter of Berty and Augusta London WOLFE.
She is survived by her two daughters, Theresa CONN of Grand Island, and Annette DETERMAN of Glendale, AZ; five grandchildren; one brother, Edmond WOLFE of Tulsa; three step-brothers, James Wolfe of Sapulpa, Roscoe Wolfe of Texas, and Lloyd WHEAT, Jr., of Tulsa; and one sister, Wilma WASHINGTON of Muskogee.
Malcom Tate NEVAQUAYA, Sr., was born December 12, 1921 at Richard Spur, OK. He died April 24, 1986, at a Muskogee hospital. Services were held at the Nevaquaya homeplace in Apache. Interment was a Memory Lane Cemetery in Anadarko. No other information was given on the funeral service.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Bessie NEVAQUAYA of the home, his six sons, Albert ARSEE (step-son) of Okmulgee, Kenneth NEVAQUAYA and Frankie NEVQUAYA, both of Lawton, Malcome NEVAQUAYA, Jr., of Dallas, TX, Adam NEVAQUAYA of Oklahoma City,, and Darrell NEVAQUAYA of Holbert; his three daughters, Delores WHITE of St. Charles, MO, Vicky NEVAQUAYA of Anadarko, and Millicent LANDERS of Morris; two brothers, Lindsey NEVAQUAYA of Indiahoma, and Doc Tate NEVAQUAYA of Apache; one sister Greta LOGAN of Garden Grove, CA; 21 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
George H. HENRY was born August 4, 1914, in Schulter. He died in April , 1986. No day was given. Funeral services were held in Tahlequah with the Rev. Jimmie THOMAS officiating. Burial was in the Okmulgee Cemetery.
He was a staff sergeant with the 46th infantry during World War II. He earned a Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars for his service in Italy and Europe. He was a member of VFW Post 3707, Disabled American Veterans, Northeast Tia-Piah, and the Tahlequah Indian Club. He worked for Phillips Petroleum until he retired in 1976.
He married Muriel GREEN in 1945 in Sapulpa. She survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Galela TOMKIN of Fairfax and Linda CUSHER of Okmulgee; three step-daughters, Dee WALL of Henryetta, and Susie SANDERS and Mary BROWN both of Tahlequah; one step-son, R. T. (So ny) TIGER of Tulsa; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Bernice HICKS was born April 13, 1923, in Okmulgee. She died September 24, 1986, in an Oklahoma City hospital. She was a member of Newtown Methodist Church. Wake services were held September 26 and funeral services were September 17 at the First Indian Baptist Church of Shawnee.
She was preceded in death by daughter, Ailene SCHWEIGHTER, and son, Larry Bruce HICKS.
She was married to Henry HICKS of Dustin. He survives. Other survivors include three sons, Henry HICKS, Jr., of Oklahoma City, and Speedy HICKS and Brian HICKS, both of Shawnee; four daughters, Georgia STINER, Elain HAWKINS, Penny MURDOCK and Kathy LINDSEY, all of Shawnee; her mother, Sarah SIMMERS of Okmulgee; 24 grandchildren and a host of other relatives.
Donald Eugene FREEMAN, 52, died at Fayetteville N. C. No information was given on the dates of death, funeral services or interment. Funeral services were held at Cussetah Baptist Church, Sapulpa with burial in Cussetah Cemetery.
He was retired from the U. S. Army and was employed by Civil Service at Ft. Braggs, NC.
He was survived by his wife, Delores Tiger FREEMAN, daughter, Dorena FREEMAN of Fayetteville, NC; two sons, Daniel FREEMAN of the home and Donald FREEMAN of Glenpool; two sisters and a brother, Cecilia CHALAKEE, Melissa SEISREID, and James FREEMAN, all of Tulsa.
Marshall KELLY was born August 21, 1903, in the Natura community. He died October 2, 1986, in a Tulsa hospital. Funeral services were held October 7 in the Buchanan Memorial Chapel with Dr. Frank BELVIN and Rev. Almer BERRYHILL officiating. Interment was in the Okmulgee Cemetery.
He was a lifelong resident of Okmulgee and a veteran of the U.S. Army.
He is survived by his son, George KELLY of Sapulvada, CA; a niece, Cora DERRISAW of Okmulgee; and a nephew, Solomon KELLY of Sapulpa.
Andy TECUMSEH was born December 9, 1917, near Haskell. He died September 14, 1986. Funeral services were held on September 16 and 17 at the Concharty Methodist Church, where he had been a member and speaker. Rev. Newman FRANK officiating these services and Rev. Almer BERRYHILL assisted in the graveside service at the Tecumseh Family Cemetery.
He was a World War II veteran. His parents were Eddie and Emma Bruner TECUMSEH.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn TECUMSEH, of the home; two sons, Andy TECUMSEH, Jr., and Alex TECUMSEH, both of Okmulgee; five granddaughters, Tonya and LaDonna TECUMSEH of Mounds, Sehoya and LeeAnn TECUMSEH of Okmulgee, and Melissa TECUMSEH; one grandson, Aaron TECUMSEH of Okmulgee; two brothers and one sister, Ellis TECUMSEH, John TECUMSEH, and Nicey WILSON, and his mother, Emma TECUMSEH, all of rural Okmulgee.
Ida STOW, 84, died October 10, 1986, in Okemah. No information was given on the date or place of her birth. Funeral services were held October 24 at the Apostolic House of Prayer with Rev. John WILLIAMS officiating, assisted by Sister Judy ALLEN. Interment was in the Hoffman Cemetery.
She was a retired telephone operator and a member of the Rebekah Lodge. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mac STOW.
Her survivors include two nephews, Otis Allen WILSON of Richland, WA, and Son CLARK of El Paso, TX; and two great nephews.
Carmen Griffin FIFE was born November 2, 1915, in the Okfuskee Community near Weleetka. She died on her birthday, November 2, 1986, in a Tulsa hospital. Funeral services were held November 6 at Thlewarle Indian Church with Rev. Jimmy ALEXANDER officiating, assisted by the Rev. Roley Haynes. Interment was in the Fife Cemetery.
She had just recently been named as "Outstanding Indian Mother of the Year" for 1986 by the Oklahoma Federation of Indian Women. She was a homemaker and reported community news for a local newspaper. She had been the 1934 valedictorian graduate of Chilocco Indian School. She studied teaching at Santa Fe Indian School and Adams State Teachers College in Colorado and the University of Oklahoma and taught at at the Sherman Institute in Riverside, CA, and Graham Public School in Weleetka. She was active in school, community, and Creek tribal affairs.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Hannah FIFE in 1938. Her survivors include her husband, James FIFE of the home, and her children, Bill FIFE of Bryant, Timmie FIFE and Bryan FIFE, both of Dustin, Jimmie Fife STEWART of Washington, Sharon MOUSS of Henryetta, Phyllis Fife PATRICK of Stillwell, Sandy WILSON of Morris, and Robin FIFE of Tahlequah; one brother, Robert GRIFFIN of Weleetka; three sisters, Esther BALES of Norwalk, CA, Adeline FEATHERS of Hughson, CA, and Joan GRIFFIN of Los Antlers, CA; 19 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Wesley LARNEY was born June 25, 1982, in Henryetta. He died at the age of 4 on November 3, 1986. Funeral services were held November 6 at Shurden Chapel with the Reverend Albert Collier officiating. Interment was in the West Lawn Cemetery.
His survivors include his parents, Mitchell and Lisa LARNEY; one brother, Cole LARNEY, of the home; grandparents, Ray and Delores MORTON of Hoffman and Richard and Lola LARNEY of Henryetta; great grandparents Doris BULLOCK, and Robert and Jackie HALL, all of Henryetta; and several aunts and uncles.
Elijah Samuel HAYNES was born September 30, 1898, in Okmulgee. He died November 3, 1986. He was a retired rancher. Wake services were held November 5 with funeral services on November 6. Both services were at the New Town Methodist Church, where he was a member. Pallbearers were Solomon KELLY, Ralph FOX, Bill WILBURN, John MONTGOMERY, Jackie JACKSON, and Rodney DUROSSETT. Interment was in the New Town Cemetery.
Surviving him were his daughter, Lucille FACTOR of Okmulgee; his step-daughter, Ms. Jack POWELL of Woodbine, MD; one step-son, Freeland DOUGLAS of San Antonio, TX; three grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.
James M. GRAYSON was born January 29, 1914, in Beggs. He died November 5, 1986, in Okmulgee. Funeral services were held November 7 at the Buchanan Memorial Chapel. Rev. Daviid Fleming officiated. Pallbearers were Alfred BERRYHILL, John WILLIE, Frankie STARR, Wayne SPROUSE, Dean GLENN, and Anthony MONAHWEE. Interment was in Okmulgee Cemetery under the direction of Buchanan-McClendon Funeral Home.
He was a retired sheet metal worker. He was preceded in death by five of his children and one grandchild.
His survivors include his two sons, Tommy GRAYSON and Anthony GRAYSON, both of Okmulgee; his six daughter, Clara WILLIAMSON, Marianne SCOTT, Hattie HENSLEY, Christine BEAR, and Diana COMPTON, all of Okmulgee, and Kathryn GRAYSON of Glenpool,; and 27 grandchildren.
Amanda B. JIMBOY was born March 26, 1926, in Okfuskee County. She died October 31, 1986, in her home. She had been a resident of the county all her life. Funeral services were held in November at the Creek Chapel Methodist Church, where she was a member. Officiating was Rev. Louis HARJO. No other information was given on the funeral or interment.
She was survived by her husband, Paul R. JIMBOY of the home. They had been married since 1943. Other survivors include her three sons, Richard JIMBOY, Ronnie JIMBOY, and Ray JIMBOY, all of the home; her six daughters, Deanna ELM of Dallas, TX, Wanda LeFLORE of Lawrence, KS, Pauline Marie FAUBION of Dallas, TX, Judy ST. ARNOLD of Silver Springs, MD, Edna JIMBOY of Clearview, Joanna BIRDCREEK of Supulpa; her mother, Melisa K. HARJO; one brother, Joseph ANDERSON of Okemah; three sisters, Ella SEVERS of Okemah, Eliza BERRYHILL of Preston, and Lucinda HARJO of Okemah; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild
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