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Nov 6, 1927, Page 11

Jesse E HUNTER, known to his friends as "Grandpa" HUNTER died at his home near Kaw City Nov 5, 1927, surrounded by his wife, and six of his eight children.
Mr. HUNTER was born Sep 9 1854 to Jessee and Sarah HUNTER. He has lived in this vicinity for thirty years, and has been an invalid for the last thirteen years.
HUNTER is survived by his wife, Minnie (DRISEL) HUNTER, six daughters, Mrs. George NECHLING, Oklahoma City, Mrs. Mary NEWMAN, Cherryvale, Ks, Mrs.Cindy PHILLIPS and Mrs. Eva HARRIS of Ponca City, Mrs. Inez MICHEN of Cabool, Mo, and Mrs. Jennie WASHBURN of Greenwich, Ohio; and two sons, Will Butler HUNTER, Kaw City, and Charles HUNTER, Ponca City.
Funeral services will be held at the Oak Grove school at Uncas and burial will be in the Oak Grove cemetery.

Submitter's note - when Kaw Dam was built, graves and stones from Oak GroveCemetery were moved just south of the IOOF Cemetery of Ponca City in 1974 and named Oak Grove Section.

Submitted by Bonnie Johnson bonniej@southwind.net

Dec 6 1937

Mrs. Mary Ellen (JACKSON) PUNCHES, living five miles southeast of the city in Osage county, died Dec 5, 1937 of a heart attack.
Mrs. PUNCHES was born in Illinois Dec 3 1869 to Henry and Mary JACKSON. She was a pioneer of this vicinity, coming here with her husband, Henry Allen PUNCHES at the opening of the Cherokee Strip.
Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Dewey PUNCHES of the home, and Charley PUNCHES of Shidler; five daughters, Maggie and Viola of the home; Mrs. Alice McNETT of Fairfax, and Mrs. Pheoba PITZER and Mrs. Pearl HUNT of Osage county. Three daughters and two sons preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at the Assembly of God church, under the direction of the Hill Funeral home, with burial to be in the IOOF cemetery of Ponca City. Pallbearers will be George CRANE, John TAPP, Jim O'NEILL, Ernest O'NEILL, Mac GARDNER and Bill CORZINE.
Submitted by Bonnie Johnson bonniej@southwind.net

February 1, 1943

The Rev. George Albert SIMMONS, Newkirk, died January 31, 1943 at his home after a short illness.
Rev. SIMMONS was born Feb 15 1878 in Cole county, Mo to Sarah (PAYNE) and Noah H SIMMONS. There he met Christina E. RUSSELL, who he wed Dec 24 1900. The SIMMONS family had resided in Ponca City 20 years, where he was foreman of a WPA project, prior to their move to Newkirk a year and half ago.
Surviving him are his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Minnie CHADWELL, Ponca City, and Mrs. Dorthea GODEK, Bartlesville; three sons, Ted SIMMONS, Wichita, Ks; Bill SIMMONS, Pueblo, Co, and George SIMMONS of the home.
Funeral services, with arrangements by the HILL Funeral home of Newkirk, will be held at the First Baptist church of Ponca City, conducted by Rev. J. J. FRANKLIN and Rev. A. F. CRITTENDON, and with internment at the I.O.O.F Cemetery of Ponca City.
Submitted by Bonnie Johnson bonniej@southwind.net

January 22, 1957, Tuesday

Services Planned For Roy JENKINS

Funeral services for Roy Jenkins, 70, Ranch Drive, will be held at 2 p.m.Wednesday in the First Beptist Church with the Rev. George Williams, pastor of the Liberty Baptist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery under direction of the E.M. Trout and Sons Funeral Home.
Jenkins died Sunday night at his home. He had lived in Ponca City since 1946, moving here on retirement as an employee of the Gulf Oil Company.
Pallbearers will be Stephen L. Messmore, W.E. Collins, John M. Montgomery and Charles Simpson, all of Tonkawa: Alfred E. Baker, Ponca City, and M.D. Crosby; Blackwell.
Survivors besides his wife of the home, include two daughters, Mrs. Jack Hatfield, Wichita, and Mrs. John Hudsonpillar, Rout 1, Ponca City; a half brother, Willie Jenkins, Oroville, Calif; and a granddaughter, Carolyn Sue Hudsonpillar, Ponca city.
The family will be at the John R. Hudsonpillar home.

February 20, 1963

Cleo Stanford DAVIS, a retired Santa Fe Railway conductor, died unexpectedly at his home, February 23 1963. Funeral services will be in the Central Baptist Church, with Rev. Carl BUSH of the Bethel Baptist Church of Wichita presiding. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery under direction of the E. M. Trout and Sons Funeral Home.
Mr. DAVIS was born Sep 29, 1894 at Wellington, Ks to Mary (GREEN) and Allen DAVIS, where he received his education. He had lived in Ponca City off and on, before returning here three years ago when retiring after 42 years of service with the railroad.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel, who he wed Nov 1 1950; five sons, Walter, Wayne, Vern, Roger and Carl, two step-sons, Melvin JOHNSON, and Lewis JOHNSON; two daughters, Mrs. Norma Jean TAYLOR and Mrs. Bonnie ABBOTT; two step-daughters, Mrs. Reda SIMMONS and Mrs. Vinita GARISS; two sisters, Mrs. Mary BROOKS and Mrs. Stella TODHUNTER, and 34 grandchildren.
Submitted by Bonnie Johnson bonniej@southwind.net

July 28 1983

Lena Retha Irene HINES, 70, died July 27, 1983 at her home following a lengthy illness.
Born Aug. 13, 1912, at Foster, Okla., to Samuel and Eva (HUNTER) HARRIS, she attended schools in Foster, later moving with her parents to Ponca City, where she was married August 25, 1928 to Mose HINES.
Survivors include her husband of the home, one son, Kenneth Lee HINES of Charleston, S.C.; a brother, Earl B. HARRIS of Cedar Vale, Ks; two sisters, Esther GREGORY of Midwest City, Ok and Sue GOODNO of Newkirk, Ok; and one grandson. Mrs. HINES was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held in the chapel of E. M. Trout and Sons Funeral Directors, with burial to follow in Longwood Cemetery.
Casketbearers will be John HILL, Capper NEWTON, Bob HAND, Phil HUNTER, Larry GOODNO and Dean STOLHAND.
Submitted by Bonnie Johnson bonniej@southwind.net

Jan 20, 1992, Page 4B.

Earl Bert HARRIS died Jan 18, 1992 at St Joseph Regional Medical Center, Ponca City.
Mr. HARRIS was born Jul 3, 1917, at Lindsay to Samuel Marion and Eva Katie (HUNTER) HARRIS, and received his education in the Lindsay and Ponca City schools. He also worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps, helping in the building of Lake Ponca Park.
On Oct 24 1936 he was united in marriage with Addie STOLHAND in Ponca City. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy, and during that time was a naval middleweight boxing champion. Beginning in 1948, Mr. HARRIS was employed by the Cities Service until his retirement in 1973, after which he farmed in the Cedar Vale, Ks area.
Survivors include his widow of the home, one daughter, Mrs. Barbara FEIL, and two sisters, Esther Laura GREGORY and Virginia Sue GOODNO, all of Okla; plus three granddaughters and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters.
Funeral services will be held in the Sunset Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim MURPHY and the Rev. Truman FISHER, officiating. Burial will follow in the Longwood Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Dean STOLHAND, James STOLHAND, Gene STOLHAND, Paul STOLHAND, Fred STOLHAND and Jimmy WARE.  Honorary casket bearers are Leonard THOMPSON, Frank SWOPE, Roy SIMMONS, Leonard SPRINGER, George STEWART, Estelle McCLASKEY, Eugene TATE, Ken WRIGHT, Mark JOHNSON, Gus STOLHAND and Bob GUINN.
Submitted by Bonnie Johnson bonniej@southwind.net

Mar 8 1998

Hazel DAVIS, 92, former resident of Ponca City, died March 6, 1998, at the Valle Norte Nursing Home, Albuquerque, NM. Graveside services will be held at the IOOF Cemetery in Ponca City with the Rev. Hance DILBECK, First Baptist Church, presiding, and with arrangements under the direction of Grace Memorial Chapel.
Beaulah Hazel MOORE JOHNSON DAVIS was born March 4, 1906 in Oklahoma Indian Territory, now known as Garvin County to Samuel P. MOORE and LuDora (HARRIS) MOORE. To her first union, with Arthur Ward JOHNSON, Feb 13 1926, were born three children, all receiving their schooling at Ponca City. November 1, 1950, in Wichita, Ks. she was united in marriage to Cleo S. DAVIS, who preceded her in death in 1963.
Mrs. DAVIS is survived by one daughter, Vinita GARISS; one son, Lewis JOHNSON; one brother, Marion MOORE; 16 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one step-son, Melvin JOHNSONand one daughter, Reda PATTERSON, and eight brothers and sisters..
Submitted by Bonnie Johnson bonniej@southwind.net

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