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May 15, 1908

The following articles are from the Lancaster (Dallas Co, TX) Herald edition of May 15, 1908
Shooting Bee in Oklahoma.
Shawnee Ok.,: Three men rode into Hanna in a buggy and began shooting and when Deputy Sheriff ABANS called on them to surrender, he was fired on.
In the shooting which followed George STRONG was killed, Henry WHITE shot in the arm and in the melee a buggy overturned and Will STEVENS had both legs broken in the wreck.
Submitted by Janet Cook

December 30, 1912

Shawnee News-Star

Mrs. M.J. MCKINNEY was born in Jackson County, Indiana, Nov. 12, 1850, came with her parents, John MAXWELL and wife to Missouri in 1869. Was married to T.C. MCKINNEY of Cassville, Mo., in 1872. to this union were born six children, five of whom survive her, one having died at the age of two years.
She came with her husband and family to Oklahoma nine years ago. Had been a resident of Shawnee four years. She had been a member of the Christian church a number of years. Was a devoted wife and mother. She was afflicted with paralysis for two years and passed peacefully away Dec. 29, 1912.
Dearest sister thou hast left us Here thy loss we deeply feel But 'tis God that hast bereft us He can all our sorrows heal. A Sister.
Submitted by: Jill Boles

Shawnee Morning News

November 30, 1926

D. LOVELADY Killed at Capitol City
Funeral of pioneer resident held here Monday with burial at Fairview.
Funeral of Dyer Lovelady who was killed at Oklahoma City, Saturday night when he was struck by an automobile was held in Shawnee yesterday with burial at Fairview.
Mr. Lovelady who was a pioneer resident of Shawnee having lived here nearly 30 years was 70 years old.
For past few years he had made his home with daughter Mrs. J. S. PRUITT and Mr. Pruitt at 301 North McKinley street.
Mr. Lovelady had been in Oklahoma City for extended visit with daughter Mrs. George BAIN and son W. H. Lovelady and families.
Saturday evening about 8 o’clock he was on his way to the son’s house from daughter’s. When according to those who saw the accident; he was blinded by the bright lights of an approaching car and stepped in the way of one going in opposite direction and was killed instantly.
Mr. Lovelady was born in Jackson County, Missouri; coming to Shawnee 1898.
He is survived by five children; His wife died 1904. The children are Mrs. Bain and W. H. Lovelady, Oklahoma City. Mrs. Pruitt and J. H. Lovelady, Shawnee. Mrs. W. F. TROOP of San Diego.
Mr. Lovelady had 16 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Services held at Gaskill’s with the Rev. W. A. Merrill, First Christian Church where Mr. Lovelady was a member, officiated.
Submitted by ggrandson Bill Hallman

Shawnee News-Star

July 18, 1930

EASTES, Mary Lou, five months old baby of Mr. and Mrs. John EASTES, died July 17, at the family home friday morning after a short illness of pneumonia. The body was taken to Shawnee for burial.
A short funeral service was held at the home conducted by Rev. G.M. FORD assisted by Rev. W.O. BUCY. Rev. W.S. LEE had charge of the services at the cemetery.

Shawnee News-Star

Tuesday, November 15, 1932

Accident Is Fatal To Aged Resident
77 who was struck by a car Saturday afternoon on East Highhland Street, died at 10 o'clock Monday night in a local hospital.
Streeter KNIPE, 14 year old youth whose home is near Tecumseh, was the driver of the car, but witnesses of the accident stated that it was unavoidable as the aged man stepped directly in front of the car.
While it was not first believed that Chamlee's injuries were serious, his advanced age proved too great a handicap for recovery.
He is survived by his widow, at the family home, Pesotum and Remmington streets, and two sons, Raymond Chamlee, Harrah and W. D. Chamlee, Wewoka. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Gaskills.
Submitted by: Nalora

Friday, December 9, 1932

Funeral for Mrs Lula CHAMLEE, 77 who died Thursday afternoon at her home, 706 South Chapman Street was conducted at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Gaskill Chapel. Rev H H BURTON, Pastor of the Immanuel Baptist Church, Officiated at the service. Burial was at the Mission Cemetary.
She was a member of the Baptist Church and had lived in Shawnee for 22 years. Her Husband, Matthew C. Chamlee died November 14 from injuries he recieved when struck by and Automobile.
She is survived by three sons, Jesse P. BURNS, Shawnee, Raymond C. Chamlee, Harrah, and William D. Chamlee, Wewoka.
Submitted by: Nalora

May 26, 1979

Shawnee News Star

County Deaths & Funerals

Rosary for Jim Jorday, 15, of Saint Louis is set for 7 p.m. Monday at St. Cecilia Catholic Church. Mass will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday at the Catholic Church at Sacred Heart.
Interment will be in Collins Cemetery near St. Louis. The youth died Friday morning from injuries received in an automobile accident near Maud. Born May 26, 1963, in Tahlequah, he was a student at Maud High School and a life time resident of the St. Louis area. He was preceded in death by his father in 1978.
Suvivors include his mother, two brothers, and one sister. Knight Funeral Home, Maud, is in charge of arrangements.


Services for Jarvis Houston Newton, 68, a Wanette native, are set for 10:00 a.m. today in the Wanette Chapel, with Rev. Theodore Loveless officiating. Interment will be in the Wanette Cemetery.
Mr. NEWTON died Wednesday in his home. Born March 27, 1911, in Wanette, he had lived there most of his life. Mr. NEWTON worked as a mechanic and welder and had been retired since 1974. A daughter, Rosie Lee NEWTON, died in 1938.
Survivors include 2 daughters and 7 sons, 58 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Cooper Funeral Home, Tecumseh, is in charge of arrangements. contact:

Wellston - Services for William H. (Bill) HUMPHREY, 84, of Wellston, are set for 4:30 p.m. today in the Wellston High School Gymnasium with Lynn MCWHORTER, Wellston Church of Christ minister, officiating. Interment will be in the Wellston Cemetery. Mr. HUMPHREY died Thursday in an Oklahoma City Hospital.
Born May 18, 1895, in Helena, Missouri, he was married to Frances GOOD in May of 1936 at Luther. Mr. HUMPHREY had lived in the Wellston area since 1901, having moved here from Missouri. He was a retired mechanic, having retired from the Wellston School system. Mr. HUMPHREY attended Wellston First Baptist Church, was a member of the American Legion Post, and a veteran of World War I.
He was preceded in death by one son.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Frances HUMPHREY, seven sons, 2 daughters, and 20 grandchildren. Curry Funeral Home, Chandler, is in charge of arrangements.

NEWMAN - Ralph S., Stroud. Services 10:00 a.m. today in Wanette Chapel. Cooper Funeral Home, Tecumseh, in charge.

SMITH, William, Wellston, Services 1 p.m. Saturday in Wellston High School Gym, Curry Funeral Home, Chandler in charge.

November 24, 1998

Vernon Estell TOTTY of Tecumseh died Saturday in an Oklahoma City hospital. He was 78.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Resthaven Funeral Home Chapel, burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.
Vernon Estell TOTTY was born June 2, 1920, in Indiahoma, Texas to Green Whitfield TOTTY and Hattie Lee ROGERS. He married Hildegard Markmann in Tacoma, Wash., on Dec. 27, 1962.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, Korean conflict and Vietnam. He was a staff sergeant and retired in 1967 with the National Defense Service Medal and an Expert Marksman Badge.
Preceding him in death were his parents, and two brothers, Floyd TOTTY and Chan TOTTY.
Surviving are: [this is omitted due to privacy for the living]
Note: Vernon Estell Totty was first married to Lorena Pearl HOISINGTON b. 2 Feb 1923 d. 9 Apr 1984. [Lorena was the daughter of Birdie Lorena COMBS HOISINGTON and Freddie Franklin HOISINGTON both preceding her] They were divorced  after 23 years of marriage. They had a total of 11 children, two infants died at birth. 9 children still living who all morn the loss of their father. He did not have any issue by the 2nd marriage to Hildegard Markmann who he met in Germany and later wasmarried to her in Tacoma, Washington in 1962. Vernon's brother Delbert Chan TOTTY was killed in the Vietnam Conflict on same day that Vernon E. TOTTY retired from the U.S. Army. Vernon Estell TOTTY was my father.
Submitted by Birdie (Totty) McNutt
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Tuesday, April 13, 1999

Forrest Best

Forrest "Frosty" Best, 60, Shawnee, died Sunday in a Pauls Valley hospital.

He was born Jan. 24, 1939, in Cordell, Okla., to Charley E. and Esther Josephine (Cooper) Best. He attended Northwest Classen in Oklahoma City and Oklahoma State University, Stillwater. He was an installation engineer for Central Fixtures for 15 years, a sales representative for Bassett Furniture Industries for 10 years, managed Kib Warren Furniture for seven years and retired from Marquis Furniture. He married Kay Sugg on Oct. 23, 1963, in Oklahoma City. He served in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1963, including a tour of duty in Korea. He moved to Shawnee in 1983.

He is survived by his wife of the home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Tami and Chuck Tade, Shawnee, and Keli and Darin Atwell, Van Buren, Ark.; a son and daughter-in-law, Sean and Re Gina Best, Shawnee; six grandchildren, Stephanie Best, Lauren Tade, Garreth Atwell, Meghan Tade, Kayla Atwell & Kristen Best; brother, Glenn Best, Oklahoma City; sister, Pauletta Olea, Oklahoma City; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. Ernest Strong. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel.

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