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August 11, 1917

The widow of J.R. Hopper, Mary Elizabeth MCCASLIN HOPPER BAILEY
Funeral services for Mary Elizabeth Bailey, 96, were held August 11 in Modesto,California. Dr. Gus Carlton, San Francisco, gave the last rites.
She is survived by two sons, Lander Hopper, Modesto, and George Hopper, Dewar, OK. Also surviving Mrs. Bailey are 14 grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren.
Submitted by Karen Hammett Cook [email protected]

Sept. 15, 1928

Marysville Appeal(?) Democrat, Sutter County, Live Oak, CA
(General Jackson YORK lived in southcentral OK from abt. 1890 to 1924, he was born June 4, 1875 Alabama - he was not a native of CA as obit states. He was married (1) Emma THOMPSON 1900 in York, I.T. OK, (2) Minnie Lee STEWART 1905 in OK or TX)

Sept. 15, 1928:
Death Takes General Jackson YORK at L.O.:
General Jackson YORK, 52, died at his home in Live Oak Saturday after a week's illness. He was a native of California. Surviving are his widow Minnie (STEWART) YORK, 5 daughters and two sons. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Live Oak Cemetery, where Interment was made under the direction of the Block funeral Home of Gridely.
Submitted by Rebecca L. York [email protected]

October 26, 1950

The Bakersfield Californian
Bakersfield, Kern County, California

Funeral services for George Washington BAILEY, 55, Arvin resident who died at a local hospital on Tuesday, (Oct. 24, 1950) will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Assembly of God Church in Arvin with the Reverend J.W. Skaggs officiating. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
Mr. BAILEY is survived by a widow, Bertha; three brothers, Christopher of Lodi, and William and James of Oklahoma; two sisters, Nancy Ann ALVIE of Oklahoma and Sarah Elizabeth WELLS of Southgate; three sons, Lynn, Carl and Howard, all of Arvin; a daughter, Mildred SMALL of Sterling; and five grandchildren.
Submitted by Robin Bailey  [email protected]

January 1952

Rufus McCLAIN,
Retired Pocola Farmer, Dies - Pocola Funeral services were held at the Macedonia Cemetery here Sunday afternoon for Rufus Loren McCLAIN, 86-year-old retired farmer who died at his home in Los Angeles, Calif., January 1.
McCLAIN lived in the Pocola area for almost 50 years. He had gone to Los Angeles two years ago after having spent seven or eight years in Biloxi, MS.
Rev. Tom McCLAIN of Van Buren conducted the funeral services. Burial was in Macedonia Cemetery.
McCLAIN is survived by eight children four son and four daughters, Mrs. Notre DAVIS, L.J. and R.B. McCLAIN, all of Los Angeles, Ezra and Ophelia McCLAIN of Bixby, OK; Effie EVANS of Valpariso, IN; Amy CLOER of Drumright, OK; Ted McCLAIN of Fort Smith, AR; 23 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.

Note from submitter:  At one time Rufus lived in Pocola, Leflore County. Rufus Loren McCLAIN was the son of James Edward McCLAIN and Mary Elizabeth GAMMILL. He was born in Hardin Co., TN. He was first married to Olive MOODY, then to Mary Irene CONWAY and lastly to Jennie LUMSDEN.
submitted by Carri Maioriello  [email protected]
Hawthorne, CA

Tulare Advance Register, September 20, 1954, Page 3

Farm Resident here for 20 Years Dies
Frank J. Whisnant, 70, a farm resident of the Tulare area for over 20 years, died last evening in a local hospital after a short illness.
The body is at the Hamilton Peers Funeral service chapel.
The Whisnants lived at route 3, box 465, and survivors include his widow, Mrs. Georgia Whisnant. They would have celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary next Jan. 1.
Survivors include four sons, Roy Whisnant, Tulare; Charles Whisnant, Oakland; Bill Whisnant, Escondido, and Jack Whisnant, Fillmore; a daughter, Mrs. J. M. (Bess) Lyon, Manhattan Beach; four sisters, Mrs. Charley High, Blair, Okla.; Mrs. Hugh Horn and Mrs. Mary Ragland, Francis, Okla., and Mrs. Guy Northcutt, Porterville; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
He was a member of the Free Will Baptist church.

Tulare Advance Register, September 21, 1954 Page 3

VITAL NEWS, Funerals
Services for Frank J. Whisnant, 70, route 3 box 465, Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Hamilton Peers Funeral service chapel; burial, Tulare cemetery.
Porterville Recorder, 2-1-1985

Jack A. Whisnant
Funeral service for Jack A. Whisnant, 61, a former Tulare resident, will be at 11 a.m. at the Tulare Hamilton Peers Mortuary. Burial will be in Tulare Cemetery.
Whisnant died Wednesday in Santa Maria.
Among the survivors is a brother, William Whisnant of Porterville.

Note: Frank was born John Franklin Whisnant, son of Robert James (aka James Robert) Whisnant and Bettie Elizabeth (Crump) Whisnant, both of whom are buried in Oakman Cemetery. "Frank" was born in Arkansas but the family has roots in Oklahoma also. Uncle Frank and Aunt Georgie were married on 12-31-1902 in Oakman, Oklahoma per record in the Chickasaw Nation Groom Index located at the Ardmore Courthouse (Roll G, November, 1902 to December, 1903 at page 47) They were both age 18. His name was shown as "Whisenaut, J. F." She was listed as "Georgie A".
Submitted by  Mary Berdollt grand-neice of Mr. Whisnant, his sister, Hattie (Whisnant) Jones was grandmother.

February 14, 1956

Modesto Bee, Modesto California.
James F. COFFMAN, 86, resident of the Modesto district for 15 years, died today following a brief illness. He was born in Arkansas. COFFMAN was a farmer. He was a member of the Church of God. He was the father of Mrs. Hettie FANNIN of Modesto and Holder COFFMAN of Marysville. Grandfather of 22, great-grandfather of eight, and great-great grandfather of one. Rites are pending at the Salas Brothers-Moore Funeral Chapel.
Submitter's Note: James Franklin Coffman b. Nov. 4, 1869, Arkansas. Son of Robert Washington and Arminda Della Watkins Coffman.
He md. Mary E. Meek about 1892 probably in Brooken, Haskell, Oklahoma. Lived in Brooken's several years.)
Submitted by: Cathy Phillips [email protected]

May 4, 1957

Formally of Cordell, Washita Co., OK,
Alice May NEELEY, Sr. 1884-1957 73, died today in the home of her daughter Mrs L. E.[Bernice] DeTurk, in Fresno where Mrs NEELEY had been residing. Her death followed a long illness.
Mrs. Neeley was a native Texan. However she & her late husband Edward C. NEELEY [d;1932], a lumberman & laborer, spent most of their married life in Oklahoma. Mrs. Neeley came to California in 1939 & lived in Bakersfield CA before moving to Fresno in 1943. She was a member of the Palm Avenue Church of Christ.
In addition to her daughter she is survived by 4 sons,Neuland NEELEY, Francis Lee Kenneth NEELEY, Estes NEELEY, Delbert NEELEY; brother William NEELEY of OK., 2 sisters Rachel Neeley and Mrs Maggie Johnson of OK; 11 grandchildren & 1 great grandchild.
The funeral services were held May 7, 1957 at the Lisle Funeral home [Fresno Ca.,] interment Belmont Memorial Park Fresno CA.
Submitted by Pauline Phelps [email protected]

February 13, 1960

Walter Watts, Tulare Advance-Register (California)
Funeral services are pending at Myers Funeral service in Porterville for Walter WATTS, 51, of Earlimart, who died yesterday in a local hospital. Watts is survived by his wife, Allie, Earlimart; three sons, Jim, Earlimart; Leon, McFarland; and Eugene, in the U.S. Army stationed at Ft. Riley Kan; a daughter, Mrs. Marie BATES, Florida; two brothers, Ernest, Dayton, Ohio and J.B, Tennessee, and a sister, Mrs. Anna COOK of Florida.
Submitted by:Analee Watts [email protected]

December 30, 1963

Modesto Bee, Modesto, Stanislaus, California
William P. FANNIN, Died Dec. 29, 1963
William Parris FANNIN, 84, died yesterday in Modesto after a prolonged illness.
A native of Texas, he had lived in Modesto 18 years. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Church of God.
Survivors include his widow, Hettie; four daughters and two sons, ; 25 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 PM. Thursday in the Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Lakewood Memorial Park
Submitter's Note: William Paris was born in Granbury, Hood Co. Tx. June 30, 1879. The son of Nathan and Rebecca Jane Wilson   Fannin\g. Moved to Oklahoma around 1890. Lived in Marshall Co. Md. 1st to Lettie or Lillie Murphey, June 17, 1903 in Bryan Co. Ok. she died soon after. Md. 2nd. to Hettie Coffman, April 16, 1911 in Brooken, Haskell, Ok. Moved to Modesto, California in 1945. Died in Modesto County Hospital.
Submitted by Cathy Phillips [email protected]

January 29, 1965

Fresno Bee COUNTY: Fresno, Fresno County, California
Funeral services for the Rev.George William McLAIN 70, Of Selma, Fresno County, Calif.will be held in Fresno. Rev.McLain who had helped branches for the Free Will Baptist Church through out California, collapsed in the car he was driving yesterday on East Belmont Avenue, and was pronounced dead when he reached the Fresno County General Hospital. An autopsy showed death resulted from a heart attack.
During the past 20 years, the Rev.McLain, as an extension pastor for his church, had served as an adviser to laymen in the organization of 31 churches in California. Among the churches he had established are those in Kerman, in 1945, in Firebaugh, in 1952; and in Selma, in 1957. He also served churches in Salinas, Corcoran, Kings County and in Clovis. His joy was to organize a parish and serve as the pastor until the appointment of a full time minister. Since his retirement in 1960, he had been an evangelical pastor in Calif. and the southwestern states. He was a native of Scullyville, Oklahoma, and a member of the Choctaw Indian Tribe. He was a past president of the Pontotoc, Okla. chapter of the American Indian Federation, a member of the Kerman Masonic Lodge, the Selma Ministerial Association, The Independent Order of Odd Fellows in Ada, Okla., and the Free Will Baptist Church in Selma.
Surviving him are his widow Winnie; a daughter, June, and a son Joy; a sister, Zola; a half sister, Mary Lou ; five half brothers, the Rev.Eugene McLain, Aron McLain, B.H.Kelton, Fritz Kelton, and A.M.Kelton.
The rites will be in Easley's Funeral Home. The Rev. Earl Jenson of the Hugson, Stanislas County, Free Will Baptist Church, and the Rev.Harry Flickinger of the Evangelical United Brethern Church in Riverdale will officiate.
Submitted by Lois Cornelius Smethers [email protected]

February 19, 1965

In Memoriam At Rest Arroyo Grande [Ca]
Funerals services were held on Monday for Dock Reynolds, 57, a long-time south county resident who died Friday. Reynolds, the former custodian for the county pier at Avila Beach, was born April 20, 1907 in Briartown [Muskogee County], Okla. He lived in Grover City for the past 10 years, coming to the area from Soledad.
He is survived by his widow, Clara Reynolds [nee MOONEY, of Leflore County, OK] of Grover City; two daughters, Mrs. Virginia MORANDA of Soledad and Mrs. Grace EPPERSON of Westminister; a sister, Mrs. Grace POMROY of Elizabeth, W. Va.; three brothers, John Reynolds of Oregon City, Ore.; Bill Reynolds of Bartlesville, Okla. and Walter Reynolds of Soledad. The Rev. E. H. Burkett of the Grover City Baptist Church officiated at the services which were under the direction of the Wood Funeral Home
Cathy Phillips [email protected]

March 8, 1965

Modesto Bee, Modesto, California Hettie FANNIN, Died March 7
Services for Hettie FANNIN 70, of Modesto will be held at 2 PM Thursday in the Salas Brothers funeral Chapel with the Rev. Chester Shaner officiating. Burial will be in Lakewood Memorial Park. She died yesterday in a local hospital following an extended illness.
A member of the Church of God, she was a native of Oklahoma and had lived in Modesto 20 years. Surviving her are two sons; Four Daughters; 22 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Submitter's Note: Hettie COFFMAN FANNIN, was born Dec. 1, 1895, in Indian Territory (Brooken, Haskell Co.) Oklahoma. The daughter of James Franklin COFFMAN and Mary E. MEEKS. She was the second wife of William Paris FANNIN, md. April 16, 1911, in Brooken, Haskell, Oklahoma. They moved to California in 1945. Died in Modesto Co. Hospital.
Cathy Phillips [email protected]

October 17, 1965

HOLLIDAY - Perkins, Payne Co. OK
Lakewood, Los Angeles County, CA
Perle D. "Pete" Holliday, dob 11-8-1913, formerly of Perkins, OK died of cancer @ Woodruff Comm. Hospital in Lakewood, CA after a long illness. He was son of Dr. W. B. Holliday of Stillwater, OK. He is survived by wife Marie "West" Holliday and children Gwendolyn Hayden of Portland, OR, Bevely Morgan of Pittsburg, CA and son Phillip D. Holliday, US Army-Germany as well as grandchildren, Thomas G. Hayden II, Katherine Morgan & Timothy J. Morgan. Pete was buried at Westminster Memorial Park, Westminster, CA. He was 51 yrs. old.
Submitted by Gwendolyn Hayden [email protected]

January 4, 1968

In Memory of Jeremiah D. MILLIGAN A Native of Stansbury, Missouri
Date of Birth: July 19, 1876
Entered Into Rest : January 4, 1968, Aged 91 Years
Resting Place: Golden Sunset Memorial Park, Kerman, California
Submitter's note: He was usually known as "Dan" MILLIGAN. His father was one of the original homesteaders in Luther Township and their family chart can be found on the Oklahoma County page. He grew up around Luther but had moved to Okmulgee by 1912.
Submitted by his greatgrandniece, Sharon McAllister [email protected]

February 16, 1968

William Isaac HOPPER, was born in Wise Co, Tx reared at Blackgum, Sequoyah Co. and Dewar, Ok.
William Isaac Hopper, 76, a retired shipwright, died today in a Salida. He was the husband of Susie Hopper of Stockton and was a Modesto resident for 26 years. A native of Texas, he was a member of the Church of Christ.
In addition to his widow, he is survived by five sons, Donald, Gerald, Eugene, Leon,and Harold, a daughter, Alma; two brothers Albert Hopper and George, his mother Mary E. BAILEY of Modesto, 14 grandchildren and five great- grandchildren.
Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday in the Franklin Downs Funeral Home in Modesto.
Submitted by Karen Hammett Cook [email protected]

November 21, 1968

Bakersfield Californian
ALLEN, CAREL LEE - Sequoyah Co., OK
Services for Carel Lee Allen, 67 of 225 Browning Road, McFarland, will be conducted Friday.
Interment will be in the Delano-McFarland District Cemetery.
Mr Allen, a resident of McFarland 34 years died Nov. 19 in a Delano hospital. Until retiring two years ago he operated Allen's Market 20 years.
He was born May 19, 1901, in Indian Territory, Okla.(Sequoyah Co.)
Surviving are the widow Anna, five daughters, Gloria Sanders, Wilma Smith, and Carol Howard, Iva Cochran and Linda Conner; two sisters, Mrs. Mae Smith and Tina Roberts, and 10 grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Roy Sheats, Bobby Conner, Charles Sanders, George Howard, Gregory Smith and Donald Cochran. McFarland Funeral Home.
Submitted by Ed Roberts  [email protected]

May 8, 1972

Modesto Bee, Modesto California. Jesse R. JOHNSON
Jesse Raymond JOHNSON, 76, of Modesto and Riverbank 27 years, died yesterday in a local hospital following a long illness.
A native of Duncan, Oklahoma, he moved to California 49 years ago. He was a member of the Church of God. He was the husband of Vina M. JOHNSON of Modesto.
Other survivors are five daughters; two sons; four brothers; three sisters ; 20 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Submitter's Note: Jesse Raymond Johnson b. Dec. 8, 1895 in Duncan, Stephens, Oklahoma. Son of Johnny Cicero and Sarah Jane Miller Johnson. Md. Vina Mae Fannin, Feb. 11, 1934 in Crothersville, Mo.
Submitted by Cathy Phillips [email protected]

Oct. 18, 1972 Wed.

Manteca, CA Bulletin
Helen ZIMMERMAN Rites Thursday
Helen Margaret ZIMMERMAN, 77, of Manteca died Tuesday, Oct. 17, 1972 in a Stockton hospital after a short illness.
A native of Purcell, Oklahoma, she had lived in Manteca since January, 1959, coming here from Bradley, Oklahoma where she had lived for five years.
Her husband, Fred, preceded her in death in 1959. Survivors include three sons; Thomas, Manteca; Paul and Eugene, both of Casa Grande, Arizona; 23 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Services are set for Thursday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Bergthold Mortuary with Rev. Richard Sanders officiating. Interment will be in Park View Cemetery.
Submitted by Anna Marie (Glennan) Wilson [email protected]

September 2, 1973

Merced Sunstar, Merced, CA Gustine - Services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Evans-Kriegar Funeral Chapel for Charley M.HARPER, 83 who died Sunday after a long illness.
He was a native of Oklahoma who lived here the past 30 years. He was a retired carpenter.
Survivors include his wife, Mollie , five daughters, Christine, Aylene, Helen, Betty and Mrs. Barbara; five sons, Charlie E.; William W; Robert L. , James B. and Jimmey ; a sister Narcie; 30 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Interment will be in Hills Ferry Cemetery.
Submitters Note: Charley M. HARPER was born Briartown, Cherokee Nation, IT b. 4 June 1890. Died Newman, Stanislaus Co., CA, 2 September, 1973
Submitted by Granddaughter: Brenda Harper Forte [email protected]

November 1973

Mosco P. DAVIS
Mosco P. DAVIS, 68, of 521 S. Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park, died Wednesday in a local hospital after a lengthy illness. He was born Feb. 24, 1905, in Charleston, Arkansas, and had lived in the Conejo Valley for three years, coming from Gardena, CA. He was a retired engineer for Shell Oil Co.
Mr. DAVIS is survived by his wife, Notre Dame Davis; three sons, Dewey E. DAVIS of San Fernando, Mosco K. DAVIS of Thousand Oaks, and Robert W. DAVIS of Gardena; two brothers, Harold DAVIS of Seattle, Washington, and John DAVIS Jr. of Farmington, NM; three sisters, Mrs. Elginia WARLICK of Forth Worth, Texas, Mrs. Toni ALEXANDER of Seattle, WA, and Mrs. Cleo GOLDSTY of Longview, TX; 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Griffin Brothers Funeral Chapel, Thousand Oaks, with the Rev. Lloyd Rinks officiating. Internment will follow in Valley oaks Memorial Park, Westlake Village.

Mosco P. DAVIS, Newbury Park, California, died Wednesday morning in the Newbury Park Hospital, thousand Oaks, California.
DAVIS was a former resident of Cushing, Ok and an employee of Kerr Magee. He moved to California in 1942. He is survived by his wife Notre, of the home, three sons, Dewey, Kenneth and Bob, 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren, all of California.
Memorial services will be held in the Griffin Brothers Funeral Chapel Saturday, November 17 at 10 a.m., Thousand Oaks, California.
Mrs. F.A. DAVIS, Cushing is a sister-in-law.

Note from submitter: Mosco lived in Milton, McCurtain and then Cushing, Payne Co. OK. Mosco was the son of John Thomas DAVIS and Nancy Annie VEST. He was born in Franklin CO., AR. DAVIS family moved to Milton, Leflore County around 1915. Mosco married Notre Dame McCLAIN, daughter of Mary Irene CONWAY and Rufus Loren McCLAIN. Notre was an original enrollee of the Choctaw Nation.
submitted by Carri Maioriello  [email protected]
Hawthorne, CA

September 9, 1974

In Memory of Charles Lyden BURNETT
Born: August 6, 1892 Arkansas Died: September 9, 1974 Modesto, California Age: 82 years, 1 month, and 3 days Services: Mills-Humphrey Chapel Officiating Clergy: Rev. Cotton McKinney  Interment: Dustin Cemetery, Dustin, Oklahoma
Information Provided by Stephanie Mittlestadt [email protected]

December 3, 1974

Daily Union Democrat , Tuolumne, CA

Willie Lorene ADKINS, 67, of Tuolumne died yesterday in a local hospital after suffering a heart attack at her home. She had a history of heart trouble.
Mrs. Adkins had lived in Tuolumne since 1959. She was employed at McClellan Air Force Base during World War II.
Mrs. Adkins leaves two sons, Jack Adkins of San Jose and Alva Adkins of Montana; two daughters, Mildred Mello of Palo Alto and Hazel Reise of Tuolumne; four sisters, Jewel Hansen of Texas, Nellie Mobble of Tuolumne, Hazel Wallace of Oklahoma and Eunice Taylor of Texas, four brothers, Edward Scott and Raymond Scott, both of Sacramento, Marvin Scott of Oklahoma and Billie Scott of Kansas, a brother-in-law, Robert Adkins of Twain Harte; six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Adkins was preceded in death by her husband, Ira Raymond Adkins on Dec. 20, 1973. Funeral services will be held at the Tuolumne Chapel of Terzich-Wilson Funeral home on Thursday at 11 am. The Rev. Will Callahan will officiate. Internment will be at Carter's cemetery in Tuolumne.
Dave Colcleaser [email protected]

October 14, 1977

McFarland Press  
- Akins, Sequoyah Co., Okla
Services are scheduled today (Friday)at the Parkview Mortuary Chapel in Delano for Grace HOWARD, 67, who died October 10, at Desert Knowes Hospital in Victorville. Interment was in the North Kern District Cemetery.
Mrs. HOWARD, the wife of the late Clyde HOWARD, was born in Akins, Okla., July 23, 1910. She was a homemaker and lived in McFarland 48 years. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God.
Survivors include her mother, Gustina ROBERTS; six nephews, Norman ROBERTS; Edward ROBERTS, Royce ROBERTS, Jack D. ROBERTS and Danny L. ROBERTS; two nieces Jennifer TATE and Belva CLOUSE.
Pallbearers are Richard CONKLIN, Porter HAIL, Robert MCLAUGHLIN, Lawrence MCLAUGHLIN and Ron ATCHLEY.
Family requested in-liew of flowers memorials be made to the Pentecostal Church of God building fund.
Submitted by Ed Roberts  [email protected] Sequoyah Co. Oklahoma Related

February 9, 1978

Oakdale Leader, Weakly newspaper.
William C. KELLEY, 64, a machinist 15 years for Thorensen Manufacturing, died Thursday in a local Hospital.
He was a native of Ok., lived in Oakdale for five years and was a member of the Bay Area Moose Lodge.
He leaves his widow, Anna of Oakdale; two sons, Paul of San Jose and Hugh of Sanger; his mother Josie Kelley of OK.; one brother, four sisters and two grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Oakdale Memorial Chapel. Burial will be in Oaklawn Memorial Park. William Clabourn Kelly was born 10 Mar. 1913 in OK. Son of John James Kelley and Josie (CRITTENDEN) Kelley; Died 9 Feb. 1978 in Oakdale, CA.
Submitted by:Jill Hunt [email protected]

Dec. 15 1976

San Benito Co., San Juan Batista, CA
Service will be held in the Greenlawn Memorial Chapel tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. for Minnie Lee  STEWART LAGORE YORK MILLAM, 88, 93 Fourth Street, San Juan Bautista, who died Dec. 13. Capt. Frank Brown, Salvation Army, will officiate, and interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Mrs Millam, a native of Texas had resided in California 43 years. Survivors include 4 daughters: Dorothy Tibbedeaux of San Juan Bautista, Irene Riger of Cotati(?), Louisa O'Dell of Arizona and Loretta Thomas of Tustin, grandchildren, greatgrandchildren. Pallbearers will include members of the Salvation Army.
Submitters Note: First marriage to General Jackson YORK who died in 1928 CA. - maiden name STEWART, b. June 4, 1888 in TX. She lived in south central OK from at least 1905 until 1914 and all but 2 of her and GJ's 8 children were born in OK) MILAM, MINNIE LAGORE-
Submitted by Rebecca L. York [email protected]

August 12, 1981

The Fresno Bee, Fresno, California
Mattie EPPLER - Graveside services for Mattie EPPLER, 82, of Fresno will be held at noon today at Belmont Memorial Park. Mrs.EPPLER died Monday. She was born in Oklahoma and moved to the Fresno area in 1953.
Surviving are two sons, Hershel TROLINGER of Madera and Willie Everett TROLINGER of Oklahoma; a brother, Charles PARKER of Selma; a sister, Jessie SORRELS of Oklahoma; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Stephens and Bean Funeral service is in charge of the arrangements.
Submitter's note: Mattie M. (PARKER) EPPLER was born September 17, 1898 near Cathey (Cathay), Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory to Richard F. PARKER and Christopher Elizabeth SESSIONS.
Submitted by Mattie's nephew, Wesley L. PARKER [email protected]
Wes Parker in the central San Joaquin Valley of California http//

Tulare Advance Register, November 16, 1981, Page 2

Services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Magner-Malony Funeral Home, Santa Maria, for former Tularean Georgia Whisnant, 97, who died Sunday in a Santa Maria hospital.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Tulare Cemetery. Mrs. Whisnant will be buried beside the grave of her husband, John Whisnant, who died in September 1954 in Tulare.
Mrs. Whisnant was born in Barber, Ark., and lived in Tulare for 30 years before moving to Santa Maria in 1963. She was a housewife.
She is survived by five sons, Roy Whisnant, John Whisnant Jr, and Jack Whisnant, all of Santa Maria, William Whisnant, Sunnyvale, and Charles Whisnant, Moraga; two sisters, Dolly Thomas, Salinas, and Dora Marsh, Hollister; and 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Greg Barry, Grace Chapel, Santa Maria, will officiate at the services.

Note: Frank was born John Franklin Whisnant, son of Robert James (aka James Robert) Whisnant and Bettie Elizabeth (Crump) Whisnant, both of whom are buried in Oakman Cemetery. "Frank" was born in Arkansas but the family has roots in Oklahoma also. Uncle Frank and Aunt Georgie were married on 12-31-1902 in Oakman, Oklahoma per record in the Chickasaw Nation Groom Index located at the Ardmore Courthouse (Roll G, November, 1902 to December, 1903 at page 47) They were both age 18. His name was shown as "Whisenaut, J. F." She was listed as "Georgie A".
Submitted by  Mary Berdollt grand-neice of Mr. Whisnant, his sister, Hattie (Whisnant) Jones was grandmother.

February 15, 1982

INGRAM, Reuel Sullivan b. 6 Dec 1929, Hughes County, OK d. 15 Feb 1982 buried:Lakewood Cemetery, Hughson, CA.
INGRAM, John Sullivan b. 27 Apr 1908, Stonewall, OK, d. 1 Jan 1989 buried: Hillside Lawn, Plot 3/4, Oakhill Mortuary, San Jose, CA
INGRAM, John Richard Jr. b. 29 Sep 1919, Stonewall, OK. 23 Jul 1959, World War II buried: Non, OK.
INGRAM, John Richard b. 28 Jan 1872, Georgia d. 21 Dec 1933 buried: Non, OK
Submitted by:Whidbey Island Ann (INGRAM) WRIGHT [email protected]

Tulare Advance Register, January 31, 1985

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hamilton Peers-Lorentzen Funeral Chapel for former Tularean Jack A. Whisnant, 61, Santa Maria, who died Wednesday in Santa Maria.
Mr. Whisnant was a native of Lamar, Okla., and lived in Tulare from 1937 to 1955. He was graduated from Tulare Union High School. Mr. Whisnant had lived in Santa Maria since 1970.
He is survived by two sons, Larry Whisnant, Anaheim, and Robert Whisnant, San Diego; a daughter, Mary Collins, Fillmore; three brothers, William Whisnant, Porterville, Roy Whisnant, Santa Maria, and Charles Whisnant, Moraga; and six grandchildren.
Burial will be in Tulare Cemetery.

Note: Frank was born John Franklin Whisnant, son of Robert James (aka James Robert) Whisnant and Bettie Elizabeth (Crump) Whisnant, both of whom are buried in Oakman Cemetery. "Frank" was born in Arkansas but the family has roots in Oklahoma also. Uncle Frank and Aunt Georgie were married on 12-31-1902 in Oakman, Oklahoma per record in the Chickasaw Nation Groom Index located at the Ardmore Courthouse (Roll G, November, 1902 to December, 1903 at page 47) They were both age 18. His name was shown as "Whisenaut, J. F." She was listed as "Georgie A".
Submitted by  Mary Berdollt grand-neice of Mr. Whisnant, his sister, Hattie (Whisnant) Jones was grandmother.

August 25, 1986

The Fresno Bee, Fresno, California
Charlie H. PARKER, 83, of Selma, a retired packing house worker, died Sunday. Graveside services 10 a.m. Wednesday, Floral Memorial Park. Under direction of Page Funeral Chapel.
Submitter's note: Charlie Henry PARKER was born March 27,1903 near Cathey (Cathay), Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory to Richard F. PARKER and Christopher Elizabeth SESSIONS.
Submitted by Charlie's son, Wesley L. PARKER [email protected]
Wes Parker in the central San Joaquin Valley of California

February 14, 1987

In Memory Of Albert Lander HOPPER
Born January 20, 1903 Blackgum, Oklahoma Passed away February 14, 1987 Modesto, California
Services February 17, 1987 - 10:00 a.m. Salsa Brothers Funeral Chapel Modesto, California Rev. Glenn E. Price, officiating. Bearers: Ray Noble, Les Adamson, Rob Roy, Clay Miller, Bob Roy, Geven Knight.
Submitted by Karen Hammett Cook [email protected]

January 1988

Samuel I (Bud) Phelps born 08 Aug. 1909 south of Cowden,  Washita Co. Died 23 Jan 1988  of Stomach Cancer in Fresno Calif., Buried in the Clovis Cemetery, Clovis  Calif.
Bessie G (Crain) Phelps Born 9 May 1913, Married "Bud" Phelps 18 Oct 1929  Died 13 Dec.1990 of a Heart Attract. She is buried next to her husband in the  Clovis Cemetery They had three boys, Buddy Joe, of Albuquerque NM, Sammie Oscar, Deceased, Dickey Bob, Carson City, NV. All born & lived18 miles of  Cordell before going their own ways.
Sammie Oscar born 4 Feb ! 937, 4 years in the Air Force, Driver for Fuerhof  Trucking, died 1 Jan 1991 of "Widespread Metasatatic" cancer n the VA Hospital Fresno Calif. He is buried with his parents in Clovis Cemetery.
Submitted by Buddy Phelps [email protected]

January 25, 1988

Death Date: January 23, 1988
Samuel I. "Bud" Phelps b; Aug 8, 1909 in Cowden,  Washita Co., OK died January 23, 1988 in Fresno, Fresno County CA.
Funeral Services Wednesday, January 27, 1988, 2:00 pm Whitehurst Chapel Interment, Clovis District Cemetery, Clovis, Fresno County CA.
Survived by: Bessie Gaylene [Crain] Phelps of Washita Co., OK 3 sons, Dick, Joe, & Samuel O. Phelps. 11 grandchildren & 1 greatgrandson.
Bessie passed away 3 yrs later in Fresno CA Samuel O. Phelps passed away 4 yrs later of cancer,in Fresno CA they are buried next to Samuel I Phelps.
Submitted by Pauline Phelps [email protected]

November 1989

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Selma Lillian BYERS, 73, of Mineola, Kansas.
A native of Portland [Jay County, Indiana] died November 29th [1989] in Mineola. Born, May 5, 1916 in Portland, she was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Minnie Isabel ( HUTSON ) NELSON. Surviving are one son, Mark T. WAUGH, Mineola, one daughter, Mrs Richard (Susan) E. STUPAK of Moore, Oklahoma, one sister, Effie ADAIR, Huron, Tennessee, four stepchildren, 2 grandchildren, several step -grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to Mineola Ambulance Fund or to Lifeline in care of Minnis Mortuary, Mineola, Kansas.
Submitted by Eloine Chesnut [email protected]

February 1, 1990

Memorial, This is for my grandmother who passed away in 1990. Opal Marie (THOMAS) MCPHERSON passed away on February1,1990 at 2:00pm. at the age of 72, she had suffered from atherosclerotic heart disease for about 10 years, and after a short stay at Long Beach Memorial Hospital due to respiratory problems, she suffered a heart attack and died. She was a native of Oklahoma.
Her parents were Benjamin Thomas and Nancy MINTON of Kansas. Her sister Kathleen Thomas preceded her and her brother Walter C.Thomas is living in Catoosa, OK.
She leaves behind a daughter, Martha F., and a son Dave Lindroth , 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren.At her request, she was cremated by the Neptune Society of San Pedro, CA.
Opal or "Penny" as her friends referred to her, came to CA when she was only 16 years old and attend Wilson High School in Long Beach the same year it was hit by the earthquake that almost brought it to the ground. She worked as a waitress for almost 55 year in Long Beach
Submitted by:Winifred A Yepez [email protected]

April 4, 1990

Voysie Rose (WALKER) COLLINS b October 13, 1912 Stillwell,Ok m: August 3, 1931 Fay U. Collins in Stillwell, Ok d: April 4, 1990 in San Leandro, Ca
Submitted by: Lee Ann Collins, [email protected]

April 13,1991

Formally of Cordell, Washita Co., OK
FRIANT, [Fresno CO., CA] Private  arrangements for "J" Delbert NEELEY 72 are under  the direction of Lisle Funeral Home. Mr. NEELEY  died Friday April 12,1991 He was a retired deputy  sheriff for Fresno County CA.
Surviving are his wife  Reva ; son Scott; daughter Pauline Phelps  of Fresno; two grandchildren of Fresno;  a brother Neuland Neeley of Fresno, formerly from Cordell OK.
Submitted by Pauline Phelps [email protected] 

December 11, 1992

Joyce Lee SPENCE Born July 15, 1936 Chickasha,Oklahoma Parents: Lola Mae TOWNLEY and Vernon Talmage Spence, died   December 11, 1992, in Ventura,CA
Submitted by:Charles and Joni Neal [email protected]

January 20, 1993

James Leroy CONNOR, born in Caddo County August 21, 1910, grew up in Cement, Ok, and died in Encinitas, CA January 20, 1993.
Submitted by:Patti Bates(daughter) [email protected]

July 21, 1993

The Fresno Bee, Fresno, California
Zadie MANNING - Services for Zadie MANNING, 84, of Fresno, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Belmont Memorial Park. Mrs. MANNING, retired owner of a housekeeping business, died Monday. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Thursday at Lisle Funeral Home.
Submitter's note: Oma Alzadie (YOUNG) MANNING was born February 10, 1909 at Gould, Harmon County, Oklahoma to William Henry YOUNG and Maggie Lee RIPPETOE.
Submitted by Zadie's nephew, Wesley Parker [email protected]

February 17, 1994

Modesto Bee, Modesto, California Vina M. JOHNSON Dec. 11, 1913 - Feb. 17, 1994
Vina Mae JOHNSON, 80, of Altaville died Thursday at her home.
Mrs. JOHNSON was a native of Enterprise, Okla. She lived in Altaville 22 years. She owned and operated rest homes in Modesto, Riverbank and Ceres for 18 years.
She is survived by her children; two brothers and one sister.
A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson. Angels Memorial Chapel, Angels Camp, in charge of arrangements.
Submitter's Note: Vina Mae Fannin Johnson b. Dec. 11, 1913, Enterprise, Haskell, Oklahoma. Daughter of William PARIS and Hettie COFFMAN FANNIN. Md. Jesse Raymond JOHNSON, Feb. 11, 1934 in Crothersville, Mo.)
Submitted by Cathy Phillips [email protected]

July 5, 1994

Neuland Jack NEELEY, (formerly of Cordell, Washita Co., OK)  born January 14, 1904 at Sentinel Washita Co.,OK., the son of Edward & Alice NEELEY, Alice NEELEY & her children came to California in 1939 & lived in Bakersfield CA before moving to Fresno CA in 1943.
He was preceded in death by 1 brother of Arkansas &  2 brothers of Fresno CA., a sister; of Redwood City CA., Survived by his wife Evelyn Lynn; daughter by a  previous marriage who resides in Las Vegas NV & several grandchildren, nieces & nephews.
Submitted by Pauline Phelps [email protected]

September 26, 1995

In Memory of Lena Lavinia MCELROY MASON Lena Lavinia McElroy-Mason was born in Enid,Oklahoma on December 19, 1905. She was raised on a farm in Texas County; the youngest of six children to William James and Margaret Jane LEDGERWOOD MCELROY. She married Bryan Ellis Mason and they had twelve children together. They moved to California in the 1930's. Lena was a trained teacher, but she work for 30 years as a presser in a laundry and dry cleaning plant. She pass away on September 26, 1995 in Santa Ana, California. She was survived by all her twelve children, forty grandchildren and more than thirty great and great-great grandchildren. We miss you Grandma!
Submitted by: Victoria Mills [email protected]

November 24, 1995

The Fresno Bee, Fresno, California
MANNING, Ira Webster - Graveside services for Ira Webster MANNING, 89, of Fresno, will be held at 11 a.m. today Fresno Memorial Gardens. Mr. MANNING, a retired school custodian for Fresno Unified School District, died Tuesday. Lisle Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Submitter's Note: Ira was born March 6, 1906 at Hanna, McIntosh County, Oklahoma
Submitted By: Wesley Parker [email protected]

January 20, 1996

Rosie Leeonia COOK,of Fresno,died January 20, 1996. Age 83. She was a Homemaker.She is survived by her sons,Ralph Eugene & Bobby Don & Ronnie J, Daughters, Juanita Rose, Dortha D., Elnora Frances and Pamela Elaine . 21 Grandchildren, and numerous Great and Gr-Gr- Grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held at Fowler Dist.Cemetery on Thursday, January 25, 1996, at 2p.m. Visitation will be held at Wallin's Fowler Funeral Home on Wed, January 24, 1996, from 3p.m. to 7p.m. (Wallin's Fowler Funeral Home)
Submitters Note: Rosie Leeonia MCBEE COOK SCOTT was born January 10, 1913, in “Oil City, Carter Co., Oklahoma” to John Andrew Jackson(Jack) MCBEE and Emma Akin LEE LUSTER MCBEE, who were married in Milo, IT in 1901. She was the third of four children all born in the Carter Co., Ok area, and was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, two brothers and one half brother, in addition to her husband of 53 years Elmer Jefferson COOK, and second husband of 4 years, Robert Willard SCOTT.
Submitted by: Elnora Frances Cook-Wyrick [email protected]

February 14, 1996

Born: August 15,1928 Ada, OK.
Date of Death: February 14,1996 Ridgecrest, Calif.
Place of interment: Ridgecrest, Calif.
Submitters Note: Daughter of Henry Guy MORRISON and Gracie Ann BROWN MORRISON, she was raised in Shawnee,Ok. and moved to Ridgecrest when she married Billy Joe MARTIN in 1946.Betty leaves her husband, 3 daughters and sons-in-law,a son and daughter-in-law, a step daughter and son-in-law,13 grandchildren,13 gr-grandchildren, and two sisters.
Submitted by: Sandi Martin Koenig [email protected]

Monday, March 4, 1996

HORN, KENNEDY  - Quinton, McIntosh Co., OK
The Fresno Bee, Fresno, California,
KENNEDY, Hazel M. - Services for Hazel M. KENNEDY, 80, of Fresno, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Page Funeral Chapel. Mrs.KENNEDY, a wool presser for 25 years, died Friday. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. at the chapel.
Submitter's Note: Born Hazel Marie HORN, March 15, 1915 at Quinton, McIntosh County, Oklahoma.
Submitted by her 1st cousin, Wesley L. PARKER [email protected]

April 24, 1997

Albert S. BRADY, 77, of Ontario Ca. died April 24, 1997, after a long illness. He was born in Hartshorne, Okla. Retired, he worked for Lockheed Aircraft in Burbank, CA.
He is survived by his wife, Mary (TRUPINO); two sons, Albert Phillip, and Bryan L. ; a sister, Patricia; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Submitters Note: Albert was the grandson of Pioneer mine owner, Phillip MAGDALENA who came to Hartshorne, (Indian Territory) in the late 1890's.
Submitted by: Patricia Louks [email protected]

May 28, 1997

Joe Jack C. BURNS passed away May 28,1997 in Vallejo Calif. Born in Indian Territory, Nov.23,1914 raised in Lawton Oklahoma by his grandmother, Louisa "Eliza" MARLOW CARRELL widow of James Allan CARRELL. Preceding him in death, his mother Georgie WILLIAMS, brothers Jimmy WILLIAMS and Frank BURNS, sisters Alpha WILLIAMS, Carrell WILLIAMS, Nancy WILLIAMS and daughter Joan Cady of Fairfield who passed on Dec. 17,1997. He was the greatgrandson of Dr. Wilson W. MARLOW and Martha Jane KEETON for whom Marlow Oklahoma was named.
He leaves behind 1 sister Mrs. Mary June WILLIAMS PATTERSON of Chatsworth, Georgia and 2 daughters Charlene MAY and Carrol MALITO. His second wife, Elsie ,11 grand children and 6 great grandchildren.his first wife Edna OLEARY passed Jan.9,1979 in Vallejo Calif. He was a graduate of Lawton Oklahoma High School, in 1933. His memory will live on in his grandchildren and most of all for all that he taught us.

JOE C. BURNS Born 12-23-1914 in Lawton Oklahoma, died in a Vallejo Ca. May 28,1997 Convalesants Hospital. Mr
Burns leaves behind his wife ELSIE and 3 daughters, Carrol MALITO of VacaVille Ca. Joan CADY of FairField, and Charlene MAY of Los Angeles Mr. BURNS was the son of the late Georgie WILLIAMS of Lawton and one surviving sister, Mrs.Mary June PATTERSON of Georgia, the late Jim WILLIAMS,Frank BURNS, Carrell WILLIAMS and Georgia MUSTAIN preceded him in death.
Mr.BURNS graduated with the class of 1935 in Tuttle OKLA. he was raised by his grandmother Mrs.Louisa D. CARRELL and was the great grandson of Dr. Williamson MARLOW, whose sons where wrongfully accused of horse thievery in Graham County Texas and for whom Marlow OKlahoma was named after.Mr. BURNS was a member of the Vallejo Elks club and a founder of the Vallejo Clown Club, President of the UPI for more than 20 years. and a staunch supporter of the Vallejo and Hogan High School Athletics. Participating as one of the original chain gang members up until his 70th year. An avid Gem and Mineralist, he served as their president for several terms.Cremation will be held by Passalaqua funeral Home in Benecia Ca. funeral services are not being held at the request of Mr. BURNS and donations maybe made to the charities of ones choice.
Submitted by: Kylesgrama [email protected]

September 22, 1998

Modesto Bee, Modesto California Tina Marie MCCARTY, 74, Calaveras. Died:Saturday in Modesto Funeral 1 p.m. Tuesday at Lakewood Memorial Park. Visitation 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the chapel.
Native of Oklahoma. Longtime resident of Calaveras, Homemaker, Member of the Modesto Church of God.
Survivors: A daughter; two brothers; two sisters. Four Grandchildren.
Submitter's Note: Tina Marie Fannin McCARTY was born March 8, 1912, Brooken, Haskell, Ok. Daughter of William Paris and Hettie COFFMAN FANNIN. Md. Gladys LIBERTY McCARTY Dec. 15, 1928, Idabel, McCurtain, Ok. Moved to California in 1945. Died in Modesto City Hospital. O-bit wrong, lived in Altaville, Calaveras Co. 4 years)
Submitted by Cathy Phillips [email protected]

October 1, 1998

HOLLIDAY WEST - Perkins, Payne Co. OK
Fullerton, Orange County, California
Mary Marie "West" Holliday, formerly of Perkins, OK died of kidney failure in nursing home.
Marie was survived by children, Gwendolyn Hayden-Fullerton, CA; Beverly Morgan- Pittsburg CA; Phillip D. Holliday, Corona, CA. Grandchildren, Thomas Hayden,Kathy Resch, Timothy Morgan, Timothy Hayden, Phillip D. Holliday, Jr. & Jason Holliday as well as 6 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Holliday was buried 10-6-98 @ Westminster Memorial Park, Westminster, CA.
Submitted by Gwendolyn Hayden [email protected]

Sunday, October 4, 1998

Fresno, California
Graveside services for Hershel L. TROLINGER, 76, of Madera will be held Tuesday at the Chowchilla District Cemetery.
Mr. TROLINGER, a dairyman, died Wednesday. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Monday at Jay Chapel in Madera. Remembrances may be sent to American Heart Association, 1495 W. Shaw Ave., Fresno 93711.
Submitter's Note: Hershel Leon TROLINGER was born March 4, 1922 at Kinta, Haskel County, Oklahoma.
Submitted by his first cousin, Wesley L. PARKER [email protected]

January 19, 1999

Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, CA
Harold Lynn BARBER, age 75 died in Sacramento January 9. Born and raised in Oklahoma, he came to live in Sacramento after being wounded at the Battle Of The Bulge in WWII. In that battle, he was awarded 2 bronze stars.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Alpha, two years ago...
He is survived by his daughter Vicki; two brothers Ivan and Leroy both of Oklahoma; a sister Freda.
Submitted by Mary ?

January 27, 1999

MODESTO BEE, Modesto, California
19 January 1905 - 22 January 1999
POLLY C. STROUD, 94, of Modesto, died Friday, January 19th, in Modesto.
Mrs. Stroud was a native of OKLAHOMA. She lived in Modesto 52 years.
She is survived by two sons, Raymond and Tom; a brother, Bob Abner Sneed; and nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was conducted January 26th, at Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson, California.
Submitted by Mary ?

Feb 4,1999

WHITEWING, MILLER - Heavner, LeFlore Co., OK
WHITEWING,Glendale J, 63 died , at home of liver cancer. He was a resident of Cambell, Ca. for 54 years. He was born in Heavner, Okla June 26, 1935. He leaves his two daughters, Glendala K Miller and Amber KLOPF; one son, Bradley W.J Whitewing; 6 grandchildren and 1 g-grandson;  two brothers, Wayma K Whitewing, and Robert Whitewing.
Memorial services Monday at San Jose Reformed Christian Church, Privet burial. Arrangements by Oakhill Funeral Home, San Jose, Ca.
Submitted by Lureigne Gimay [email protected]

May 20, 1999

San Marcos, San Diego Co., CA
Leona Elizabeth ADAMS, 87, San Marcos, CA, died Thursday, May 20, 1999 at Village Square Nursing Home after a three-week illness.
She was born April 25, 1912 in Spavinaw, Mayes Co., OK, daughter of the late Samuel and Eunice (LARGE) PAYTON.
Miss Leona PAYTON and Lester WILSON were married February 2, 1928 in Flint, MI. Lester preceded her in death May 29, 1991. Leona WILSON was married to Steve ADAMS, April 10, 1948 in Detroit, MI. Steve preceded her in death on April 23, 1979. After Steve retired in 1973, they moved from Utica to Winter Haven, FL, where she resided until January 1995, when she moved to San Marcos, CA.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Jack (Margie) MAC GILLIVRAY, San Marcos, CA, Mrs. Rudy (Shirley) HEMPLE, of Holland, MI, and Mrs. Leonard (Beverly) KEENE, of Flint, MI; 11 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren, and a brother, Ellis PAYTON, Oklahoma City, OK and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Eugene and LawrencePAYTON and one sister, Mozelle HETZEL preceded her in death.
Service and burial was held June 19, 1999 at Sunset hills Cemetery, Flint, MI.
Sarah Dorn SarahDDorn Missing part of email address.

July 1999

Kern County, California
1918 - 1999

Graveside services will be held at Shafter Cemetery July 22,  1999 for Clara Barton Davis who passed away on July 18, 1999. Clara was born on May 13, 1918 in Paul's Valley, Oklahoma and had been a  resident of Kern County since 1932. She had been a member of the Pentecostal  Church of God in Shafter.
She is survived by her son, Wayne of CA; two  daughters, Clara Smithson of  KY and Donna Wheeler of  CA; four sisters, one brother; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren  and one great-great-grandchild. Visitation will be held at Mish Funeral Home  Oildale, 120 Minner Ave., on Wednesday, July 21, 1999 from noon until 8:00  p.m.
Mish Funeral Home -- Oildale Laid to Rest July 22, 1999,in a grave side funeral, Shafter Cemetery, Kern  County, California. by Mish Funeral Home-Oildale, Oildale, CA (Kern Co.)
Submitted by [email protected]

Nov. 22, 1999
Fresno Bee Fresno, Fresno, California

Cecile "HERION" TURNER passed away November 22, 1999 in Fresno, CA. She was born in Stonewall, OK to William Robert and Birtie J. "CHAPMAN" HERION, November 30, 1917
She was a member of Concordia Chapter #309, Order of Eastern Star.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Charles Oakley TURNER; a daughter, Mary; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson; and a sister, Dolly Fultz.
Boice's Funeral Home, Clovis November 24, 1999. Graveside services will be held at the Clovis Cemetery November 26.
Submitted by Bobbye Phillips [email protected]

December 10, 1999, Friday

Sierra Star, Oakhurst, Madera County, California
Millard Guy Hunter, 85, a resident here for 20 years, died at his home on December 6. He was born on June 7, 1914, in Oklahoma.
Mr.. hunter leaves his wife, Pauline. He is also survived by his children Val Gene Hunter, SR. CA and Beverly Jo Hunter of Oregon.
Arrangements by Sierra Funeral Chapel, Oakhurst.
Submitted by  Geraldine [email protected]

January 10, 2000

San Bernardino County

Nora Lee LAND died Wednesday of heart failure at Valley Health Care Land, a native of Coweta, Oklahoma, lived in San Bernardino 50 yrs.
She was a member of Highland Church of Christ for 88 years.
Survivors include two sons Jimmie and George; her brother Dewey ANDERSON; three sisters, Vesta STOWE , Emma OBIAS and Freda DECICCO; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Mountain View Mortuary and Cemetery is directing

January 13, 2000

The Bakersfield Californian, Kern Co.

Services: Friday, Jan. 14, 2:30p.m.
Graveside services will be held in Greenlawn Southwest Memorial Park January 14 for Wesley Dale MITCHELL, 81 who passed away January 9, 2000 in Bakersfield. Pastor Jerry Dulaney and the Veterans Association of Kern County will officiate.
Mr. MITCHELL was born July 10, 1918 in Paul's Valley, Oklahoma and had resided in Kern County for the past two years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. Mr. MITCHELL was a shed foreman for 20 years working last at Spudco. He was a member of the V.F.W.
Survivors include his wife, Mary; daughters Barbara HORD and Tawana PARKER; son Darrell COTTON; 15 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; sisters, Minnie JOHNSON and Cleta WOODARD; brother Bob MITCHELL; and many other loving relatives and friends.
Submitted by Glenn W. Johnson  [email protected]   Nephew of Decedent

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