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Obituaries

James Philip McMahan
Services for James Philip McMahan will be held Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Okemah with Rev. Doug Hauenstein officiating.
James Philip McMahan was born Nov. 30, 1924 in Okemah to James W. McMahan and Hazel Marie (Ruby) McMahan. He passed away Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 in Oklahoma City at the age of 91.
Mr. McMahan had been a lifelong resident of Okemah and a graduate of Okemah High School. He went on to receive a bachelor’s degree from Phillips University. Mr. McMahan worked as a banker for Citizens State Bank in Okemah for 65 years and was the Senior Vice President. He was also an elder, treasurer and trustee at the First Christian Church of Okemah and a 32nd Degree Mason. He and Madelyn Jean Craig were married June 8, 1950; she later preceded him in death Dec. 17, 1997.
Also preceding him in death were his parents and one daughter, Pam Stone.
He is survived by his two sons, Craig McMahan of Okemah and Brett McMahan and wife Valerie of Okemah; one daughter, Jeannie McMahan of Okemah; one son in law, Ron Stone of Nash, Oklahoma; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers will be family and friends.
Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah.
Donations are welcome, in memory of Philip McMahan, to the First Christian Church of Okemah.
Online condolences may be made at www.ParksBrothersFuneralHome.com.


Alice Rainwater
Alice Frances Godfrey Rainwater departed this life on Aug. 13, 2016 in Okmulgee, Okla. at the age of 90. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, John S. Rainwater after 20 wonderful years of marriage. She was born in Morris, Okla. on April 11, 1926, the daughter of Luther H. Rhoades and Lola I. (Hutson) Rhoades. She graduated from Liberty High School as valedictorian and then attended college at North Eastern University in Tahlequah, Okla. After graduation, she worked at the Oklahoma State Capitol, Tinker Air Force Base then traveled to Chicago to work for the U.S. Treasury Department. She then became a military wife and mother of three, traveling overseas and eventually returning to Okemah to work in women’s retail clothing and raise her three children. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Okemah and Liberty Baptist Church. She was untied in holy matrimony to John S. Rainwater on April 24, 1983 and devoted the rest of her life to her husband, children, grandchildren, and all of her many pets she loved dearly.  
She was preceded in death by her father, Luther H. Rhoades, mother, Lola I. Rhoades McDowell, step-father Howard McDowell, brother-in-law Ed Rice and nephew Tommy Rice.
She is survived by her sister Carol Sue McDowell Rice of Haywood, Okla. and her three children, Pamela Ann Godfrey Hickey and husband Virgil of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Darlene Godfrey Welch and husband Richard of Trophy Club, Raymond Godfrey and fiancé Shawn Lewis of Okmulgee, grandchildren Virgil Patrick Hickey, Jonathon Paul Hickey, Mathew Welch, Jennifer N. Welch and four great grandchildren.
A funeral service for Alice will be held Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 at 11 A.M. at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home Chapel of Okmulgee with Reverend Bob Hancock officiating. Casketbearers  will be Raymond Godfrey, Virgil Hickey, Patrick Hickey, Jonathon Hickey, Seth Kellogg, and Tim Creighton.
Arrangements have been entrusted to McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.
Memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with the family on Alice’s Tribute Page of our website at www.mcclendon-winters.com



Jimmy Lee Maddox
Funeral services for Jimmy Lee Maddox will be held Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Weleetka. Interment will follow at the Weleetka Hillcrest Cemetery with full military honors.
Jimmy Lee Maddox was born July 26, 1941 in Weleetka to Ray Maddox and Mabel (Bowman) Maddox. He passed away Monday, Aug. 15, 2016 in Oklahoma City at the age of 75.
Mr. Maddox had been a longtime resident of Weleetka and a Weleetka High School graduate. He and Linda Smith were married Oct. 22, 1960 in Dustin, Okla. Mr. Maddox served his country with the United States Air Force for over 20 years before retiring. He worked as an aircraft mechanic and enjoyed hunting, fishing and especially “ruff housing” with the kids.
He is preceded in death by his parents; one son, John Maddox and two brothers, Bill and Jerry Maddox.
He is survived by his wife Linda Maddox of the home; one son, Eric J. Maddox of San Antonio, Texas; three daughters, Melanie Green and husband Mike of Altus, Okla., Teresa Williams of Weleetka, and Brenda Boatright of Altus, Okla.; two sisters in law, Marilyn Maddox of Henryetta, and Donna Maddox of Tulsa; 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
Serving as active pallbearers will be Lawrence Cousins, Jackie Mills, James Williams, Randy Smith, Stephanie Boatright, Brent Smith and Bobby Maddox.
Honorary bearers include Glenn Crawley and James Clem.
Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah and officiated by Rev. Dewayne Davis.
Online condolences may be made at www.ParksBrothersFuneralHome.com.



Van Irving Shults
Funeral services for Van Irving Shults were held Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah. Interment followed at the Bearden Cemetery.
Van Irving Shults, 85, of Kingfisher, Okla., passed away Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. He was born April 19, 1931 in Bearden, Okla. to Floyd and Nora Shults. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Van married Hallo Jean Morrow on May 18, 1951. He moved his family from Bearden to Kingfisher in 1961 and worked for Conoco, Inc. for 40 years. He enjoyed cattle ranching and outdoor activities such as building fences and corrals with his brother Jack. Van loved working with his hands, whether it be mechanics or remodeling houses.  He was a man of many talents.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Wilma Rutland of Lampasas, Texas; his brother, Jack Shults of Kingisher and infant brother, Curtis Mackey Shults.
He is survived by Hallo Jean, his wife of 65 years; his children: daughter, Sharon Little of Kingfisher, and son, Kurt Shults and wife Velda of McLoud, Okla.; four grandchildren: Jennifer Woods and husband David of Oklahoma City, Megan Marsh and husband Jermon of Winston-Salem, N.C., Devan Shults of Amarillo, Texas, and Krista Shults of Stillwater, Okla.; four great-grandchildren: Chloe, Harley and Henry Woods of Oklahoma City and Ella Marsh of Winston-Salem, N.C.; one sister, Wanda Shults and nieces, nephews and other relatives; too many to mention.
Services were under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah, and officiated by Bro. Bobby Green.
Online condolences may be made at www.ParksBrothersFuneralHome.com.



David Hugh Fox
Services for David Hugh Fox will be held Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah with Bro. Dwight West officiating.
David Hugh Fox was born Aug. 15, 1954 in Okemah to Logan Hugh Fox and Allie Marie (Brewer) Fox. He passed away Friday, Aug. 5, 2016 in Tulsa, Okla. at the age 61.
Mr. Fox was a resident of Tulsa for the past 18 years and was a 1972 graduate of Okemah High School. He served his country with the United States Navy and was naval ship electronics specialist. He enjoyed music and playing guitar.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his four sisters, Deanna Howard and husband Carl of Broken Arrow, Okla., Rosemary Dawson and husband Tom of Lindale, Texas, Peggy Williams and husband Robert of Okemah, and Judy Montgomery and husband Ted of Welty.
Services were under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah.
Online condolences may be made at www.ParksBrothersFuneralHome.com.



Joe Don Crowels
Funeral services for Joe Don Crowels will be held Friday, Aug. 12, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the Salt Creek Baptist Church in Wetumka, Okla. Interment will follow at the Salt Creek Church Cemetery in Wetumka. A wake service will be held Thursday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Salt Creek Church.
Joe Don Crowels was born Sept. 30, 1963 in Oklahoma City to Amos Crowels and Millie (Hobia) Scott. He passed away Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016 at his home in Wetumka at the age of 52.
Joe Don was a resident of Wetumka and a 1981 graduate of Wetumka High School. He enjoyed walking and playing the guitar and was always laughing and smiling. Joe Don was also a member of the Salt Creek Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his parents and one son, Jon Mical Riley.
He is survived by his daughter, Ashley Roberts of Oklahoma City; one brother, Amos Crowels of Wetumka; one sister, Della Sherrell of Wetumka and three grandchildren.
Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah, and officiated by Bro. Mark Smith.
Online condolences may be made at www.ParksBrothersFuneralHome.com.



Nola Arminia Casey
Services are pending for Nola Arminia Casey.
Nola Arminia Casey was born May 13, 1920 in Longmont, Colo. to William “Bill” Levi Casey and Stella Delphia (Hayhurst) Casey. She passed away Friday, Aug. 5, 2016 in Okemah at the age of 96.
Ms. Casey served her country with the United States Military during WWII. She later used the G.I. Bill to attend college. She received a bachelor’s degree from East Central University in Ada, Okla. and later a master’s degree from Oklahoma State University. Ms. Casey was a retired educator and physical education teacher. She taught for more than 20 years in Alaska and later retired after a long career with the Department of Human Services.
She is preceded in death by her parents and four sisters.
All arrangements will be handled by Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah.
Online condolences may be made at www.ParksBrothersFuneralHome.com.



Joyce Evelyn Payne
Joyce Evelyn (Lankford) McDaniel Payne passed away on Aug. 2, 2016 in Holdenville, Okla. She was born on April 12, 1934 in Okemah to John Quincy Lankford and Mary Alice (Hayes) Lankford.  
Joyce attended Bearden Public School. Joyce married Troy McDaniel on Nov. 2, 1951 in Okmulgee, Okla. The couple had four children, Carl, Kenneth, Steve, and Kathy.  Joyce enjoyed being a housewife and caring for her family. She was a wonderful cook and took great pleasure in cooking for not only her family but her friends and neighbors also. Everyone loved to travel from all over to enjoy her meals and great stories. Working in the fields and driving the tractor were some of Joyce’s favorite activities.  She was a longtime member of the Fairview Community Church (which was built by her father-in-law and the community). More than anything, Joyce loved her Savior and her family. Her children and grandchildren were the joy of her life and she loved to tell all who would listen all about their achievements and lives.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husbands Troy McDaniel and Cecil Payne, sons Don Steven McDaniel and Kenneth Ray McDaniel and sister Wilma Cook.
She is survived by her son Carl McDaniel and wife Sharlene of Fairview Community, daughter Kathy Grove and husband Michael of Holdenville, daughter-in-law Debra McDaniel of Fairview Community, grandchildren Matthew McDaniel, Randy McDaniel and wife TJ, Donna McDaniel, Michael McDaniel, Katherine Grove, Lance Grove and wife April, eight great-grandchildren, sisters Maxine Higdon of Bixby, Louise Tinker of Okemah, Lucille Walker of Wetumka, and Carolyn Landers and husband Oscar of Okemah, as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
A funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 at the Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Holdenville. Pastor Jimmy Freeman will officiate the service. Pallbearers will be Bobby Black, Lance Grove, Michael McDaniel, Randy McDaniel, Matthew McDaniel, and Randall Richmond. Interment will follow at the Wetumka Cemetery in Wetumka. Services are under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home in Holdenville.
Online condolences to the family can be made at www.phillipsfuneralservice.com.



Elmer Franklin “Poe” Haddox
Funeral services for Elmer Franklin “Poe” Haddox will be held Friday, Aug. 5, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah with Mark and Terita Rich officiating.
Elmer Franklin “Poe” Haddox was born January 13, 1951 in Okfuskee, Okla. to Harvey Haddox and Elsie (Tipkin). He passed away Thursday, July 28, 2016 in Tulsa, Okla. at the age of 65.
Mr. Haddox was a resident of Okemah and a Okemah High School graduate.
He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Larry Johnson.
He is survived by his sister, Pam Decatur of Okemah; three brothers, Joe Haddox of Okemah, Roger Haddox of Okemah and Eddie Whitson of Henryetta; two uncles, Ben Harjo of Okemah and John Harjo of Oklahoma City, and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Ben Harjo, Terry Mogridge, Cainnen Gann, Gary Morris, Kenneth Dale Reeves and Remington Kenneth Dale Reeves.
Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah, Oklahoma.
Online condolences may be made at www.ParksBrothersFuneralHome.com.



Melba Jean Luster
Melba Jean (Hinkle) Luster died in peace and in the arms of the Lord on July 31, 2016. She lived in Arbor Village and was 82 years old.
Melba was born in Okemah to Charles and Rosie Hinkle on July 14, 1934. She was a loving wife and mother who spent her whole life leading others to Christ. She and her husband, Ray Luster, led the Youth Ministry at their church for many years.  They made a larger than life impression on everyone they met.
Melba had 9 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  She will be greatly missed by all her friends and family, but also greatly celebrated as we know she is now in the arms of our Lord. She always said, “Don’t cry for me. I’m going home.” She loved her kids and her grandchildren with all her heart. Her husband was her closest friend.  Though we miss her – be happy. Let today be a celebration of her life.
Funeral services are scheduled at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 at Green Hill Funeral Home Chapel, Sapulpa, Okla. The  family has entrusted the services to the directors at Green Hill Funeral Home, www.greenhillok.com



Elizabeth Jolene Tipken
Elizabeth Jolene Tipken, lifelong resident of Seminole and Okfuskee counties, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2016 in Tulsa, Okla. at the age of 56.
Elizabeth was born Nov. 15, 1959 in Okemah to parents, Joseph Donald Tipkin and Donna Elizabeth (Smith) Tipken. Elizabeth worked in the Hospitality Industry for many years.
Elizabeth is survived by her mother, Donna Elizabeth Roundtree of Okemah; one daughter, Autumn (Wiles) Atkinson and her husband Damon Atkinson of Norman, Okla.; one brother, James Tipken and his wife Sherri of Shawnee, Okla.; two sisters, Jill Smock and her husband Bobby of Henryetta, Okla., Denise Fuller of Okemah; two grandchildren, Chance and Steven Tipton of Wewoka, Okla.; one great nephew, Tiegan Kinslow of Hannah, Okla.; five nieces and nephews Jaimie Kinslow, Chris Harjo, Sondra Smock, Bobby Smock and Summer Tipken Yancey.
Elizabeth was preceded in death by her father, Joe Don Tipken; grandmother, Madge Gower and son, Joe Dale Tipken.
Graveside services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016 at Highland Cemetery, Okemah, with Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating.
Serving as casket bearers are: Jerry Atkinson, Edward Smith, Chris Harjo, Everett Smith, Tyler Kinslow, Bobby Smock and Damon Atkinson.
Services are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home of Seminole, Oklahoma.
Messages of condolences may be sent: www.swearingenfuneralhome.com



Emily Margaret Bevan
Funeral services for Emily Margaret Bevan were held Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah. Interment followed at the Friends Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery west of Cromwell, Oklahoma.
Emily Margaret Bevan was born Dec. 12, 1921 in Corona, Ala. to Rev. T. M. and Dora Mullinax. She passed away Thursday, July 28, 2016 in Okemah at the age of 94 years and 7 months.
Ms. Bevan was a loving homemaker. She and James Olen Bevan were married Dec. 12, 1935 in Fayette County, Ala.; he later preceded her in death Feb. 28, 1996. Ms. Bevan attended church faithfully. She loved to sing and worship God and will be greatly missed.
Also preceding her in death were her parents, Rev. Tom M. and Dora Mullinax; two sons, Paskel and Larry Bevan; two daughters, Ida Mae Vanzant and Sheron Green; three sons in law, John Vanzant, Bobby Green and Don Rich; one granddaughter, three great-grandchildren, four sisters, four brothers and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is survived by her daughter, Charlsie Rich of Okemah; two daughters in law, Diane Bevan of Seminole, Okla., and Kathy Bogle and husband Larry of Eufaula, Okla.; 21 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, 24 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends and other relatives.
Serving as active pallbearers were P. D. Bevan, James Webb, Mark Rich, Richard Underwood, John Bevan, David Bevan, Kenneth Bevan, Art Bevan, Lloyd Vanzant and Michael Vanzant.
Services were under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah, and officiated by Rev. Jim Estep and Rev. Larry Chesser, Sr.
Online condolences may be made at www.ParksBrothersFuneralHome.com.



Willis Carroll Keener
Funeral services for Willis Carroll Keener will be held Thursday, August 4, 2016 2 p.m. at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah. Interment will follow at the Highland Cemetery in Okemah.
Willis Carroll Keener was the eldest son of Willis Coffer Keener and Violet Lorene (Bowrland) Keener, born on Sept. 7, 1937 in Okfuskee County. “Carroll” was released from his earthly bonds and entered into the Kingdom of Heaven Friday, July 29, 2016 at his home at the age of 78.
Mr. Keener, first and foremost was a child of God, being saved and baptized at the age of 10. Spending hours, days, weeks and years pour over the bible. Studying, learning and eventually teaching the Christian faith to others. He enjoyed doing missionary work with his wife Rosemarie Keener in Mexico and Missouri and was a regular attendee of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Seminole, Okla. Mr. Keener and his wife were blessed to have been able to take two journeys to the holy land of Israel. After these journeys “Carroll” always made the statement, “Israel has made the bible come to life for me”. He also enjoyed giving and feeling like he made a difference in the world. Having O- blood and being an avid blood donor, the emergency victims and premature babies alone he helped save are countless. He was a loving husband, father, granddad and great-granddad. Carroll was a brilliant man; graduating from Okemah High School in 1955.  He went on to serve as a Private in the National Guard receiving an honorable discharge. He then went on to receive an engineering degree from Purdue University in 1960.  His desire for learning never stopped, leading him holding several certificates of accomplishment in several subjects. Just one of his many accomplishments, was being one of the youngest engineers to work on the Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, the Titan Missile; while residing in South Dakota. His intelligence, quick wit, insight and mostly dry sense of humor will forever be one of the qualities, people who knew him, will treasure. He had a true passion and an extraordinary natural talent for the game of golf. After retiring from Zenith in 1995; he enjoyed working with and on tractors, building bridges, farming and raising his beloved milk goats. He never met a cruise he didn’t like and up until he couldn’t travel any longer, he and his wife Rosemarie went every year, like clockwork.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister Sharon Wyrick, his first wife, Roberta Joyce Keener, son Martin W. Keener, daughter in law, Carla M. Keener, step daughter, Cynthia (Cindi) Denise Chandler, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He is survived by his wife, Rosemarie Keener of the home. Two daughters, Alicia M. Keener and husband Samuel D. Laffoon of Rogersville, Missouri and Helen Jeanne Keener of Dunnegan, Missouri.  One brother, Reilly Don Keener of Oklahoma City and one step-son Daniel J. Laffoon of Shreveport, Louisiana. Four grandchildren: Serena M. Keener, Dallas W. Keener and wife Stephanie L. Keener, Josh M. Cook, Ally M. Hurst and one step-grandson, Joshua C. Laffoon. Two great-grandsons: Paxton W. Keener and Eyzaiah W. Akin.
Serving as active pallbearers will be Jerry States, Tim Graves, Tom Phillips, Pete Blohowiak, Jerome McKinney and Larry Hicks
Honorary bearers include Tom Wyrick, Carlis Riddle, Larry Keener, Julious Coleman and Samuel Laffoon.
Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah, and officiated by J.W. Keener  
The family is requesting donations to be made to Faith Hospice of Seminole, Okla. in Willis Carroll Keener’s name.
Online condolences may be made at www.ParksBrothersFuneralHome.com.



Robert David Bowling
Funeral services for Robert David Bowling were held Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah.
Robert David Bowling was born March 15, 1943 in Underwood, Ind., to William M. Bowling and Edna (Holmes) Bowling. He passed away, Wednesday, July 20, 2016 in Tulsa at the age of 73.
Mr. Bowling was a carpenter and worked in the construction business. He enjoyed fishing, working in his woodshop and also enjoyed traveling. He married Danette Louise Steeneck on Dec. 5, 1978 in Reno, Nev. Mr. Bowling served his country with the United States Army.
He is preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Amanda Bowling; seven brothers and two sisters.
He is survived by his wife Danette Louise Bowling of the home; five sons, Robert Bowling, Jr. of Austin, Ind., Christopher Bowling of Scottsburg, Ind., Micah Bowling of Scottsburg, Ind., David Bowling of Castle, Okla., and Joseph Bowling of Oklahoma City; two brothers, George Bowling of Hickman, Ky., and Garry Bowling of Wichita Falls, Texas; one sister, Glenna Potts of Rydal, Ga.; numerous grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services were under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah, and officiated by Rev. Jeannie McMahan.
Online condolences may be made at www.ParksBrothersFuneralHome.com.



Charlene Ross Haddox
Funeral services for Charlene Ross Haddox were held Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Last Chance Baptist Church in Okemah. Interment followed at the Morse Cemetery.
Charlene Ross Haddox was born May 23, 1949 in Okemah. She is the daughter of Ada Lois Ross and the late Charlie Ross of Okemah. She passed away, Sunday, July 24, 2016 in Oklahoma City at the age of 67.
Charlene married Johnny Haddox, July 3, 1967 at Last Chance. They’ve spent the past 49 years living at Okemah Lake. She graduated from Mason High School in 1967 and began work at the law office of Franklin Rahhal. Charlene and Johnny owned and operated the Last Chance Grocery Store from 1975–80. She also worked as an aide at Mason Public Schools and for the Okfuskee County Department of Health for 25 years. She served as an administrator when she retired in 2010.
Charlene loved to read and really enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren play sports.  She attended many ballgames throughout her life and was an avid sports fan. She was very involved with Okemah 4-H Club, Okemah Band and also the Okemah Booster Club. Charlene loved to travel and especially enjoyed spending time at their Eufaula Lake place.
She is preceded in death by her father, Charlie C. Ross and her sister, Rita Ross Gahm.
She is survived by her husband, Johnny Haddox of Okemah; her mother, Ada Ross of Okemah; her brother, David Ross and wife Dorothy of Okemah; three children, Carla Haddox of Tulsa, Dana Wilson and husband Eric of Okemah and J. C. Haddox and wife Relena of Okemah; grandchildren, Cody Haddox and wife Arin of Tulsa, Kenna Haddox-Golden of Shawnee, Nick Haddox, Jordan Chase Haddox and Sam Wilson all of Okemah and one great-granddaughter, Juliette Haddox of Tulsa.  She is also survived by her special nephews, Kurt and Kevin Titsworth of Okemah and extended children and grandchildren, Theresa Campbell and husband Ronnie and Sierra, Conner, Tyler and Addison Campbell.
Serving as active pallbearers were Richard Shepard, Wyly Kenneda, Bill Kenneda, Larry Sanders, Ronnie Campbell and Ryan Titsworth.
Honorary bearers were her grandchildren, Cody, Nick, Jordan Chase, Sam, Tyler and Conner.
Services were under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah, and officiated by Rev. J. R. Powell.
Online condolences may be made at www.ParksBrothersFuneralHome.com.




Edgar Franklin Bishop
Services for Edgar Franklin Bishop were held Wednesday, July 23, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at the Castle Baptist Church in Castle, Okla.
Edgar Franklin Bishop was born March 11, 1944 in Okemah to Joe Clinton Bishop and Elfreda (Shipp) Bishop. He passed away Saturday, July 23, 2016 in Tulsa, Okla. at the age of 72.
Mr. Bishop was a lifelong resident of Okfuskee County and was a graduate of Mason High School. He was a member of the Castle Baptist Church and had attended the Friends Freewill Baptist Church of Cromwell.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his two daughters, Aundra Peters of Okemah and Laura Gibson of Mason, Okla.; his special friend, Wanda of Okemah; one brother, James Bishop of Castle; two sisters, Carolyn Dennis and husband Floyd of Okemah and Ann Gunter and husband Dennis of Paris, Texas; 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Services were under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah, Oklahoma and officiated by Bro. Will Gordon.
Online condolences may be made at www.ParksBrothersFuneralHome.com.



Francis Joan Brown
Funeral services for Francis Joan Brown will be held Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at the Sand Creek Cemetery in Okemah.
Francis Joan Brown was born Jan. 23, 1933 in Shawnee, Okla. to Jesse Earby Wright and Rosa Lee (Owens) Wright. She passed away Sunday, July 17, 2016 in Prague, Okla. at the age of 83.
Francis was a loving homemaker and longtime member of the Church of Christ in Prague. She and Donald C. Brown Married on May 21, 1951 in Okmulgee, Okla. Francis was employed with Butner Schools for 20 years and enjoyed cooking, gardening and canning. She also enjoyed embroidery, sewing and shopping with her grandkids.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Jesse Calvin Wright.
Survivors include her husband; Donald C. Brown of the home; one son, Jimmy Don Brown and wife Kathy of Prague: two daughters, Nancy Rosann Crockett and husband Jim of Henryetta, Okla., Karen Raelene Childress and husband Mark of Seminole, Okla.; two sisters, Ruby McMahan Wright of Las Cruces, N.M., and Mary Elizabeth Graves and husband Bob of Stuart, Fla., and two grandchildren, Nathan and Kaitlin Childress of Seminole, Okla.
Serving as active pallbearers will be Jim Crockett, Mark Childress, Nathan Childress, Brian Henson, Trey Caldwell and Ray Meeks.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Tim Atkins.
Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah, Oklahoma and officiated by Bro. Lonnie Hutton.



Judy Sparks
Judy Jimelene Wells Sparks age 73 of Delaware, Ark. died Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Baptist Health in Little Rock. She was born June 16, 1943 at Evansville, Ind. to the late Lloyd Wells and Lorene Seletha Swinford. She loved reading, fishing and watching basketball, but most of all she loved coloring and playing cards with grandkids. She was preceded in death by her father, Lloyd Wells; mother and stepfather, Lorene Swinford and Henry Joe John Sr; one son, Michael William Harris and one great grandson, Zachary Wilburn.
Survivors include her husband, Troy Sparks of Delaware, Ark.; three children, Denise Johnson (Alan) of Dardanelle, Stephen Harris (Bonnie) of Oklahoma, Dee Watkins (Charley) of Ola, Ark.; two stepchildren, Marsha Pratt (Mark) of Clarksville, Ark; Tonya Hettel (Glen) of Clarksville, Ark.; two brothers, Henry John Jr. (Patsy) of Austin, David John (Mary) of Oklahoma; one sister, Marilyn Graham of Oklahoma and lots of grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at Bethel Worship Center with Pastor Eva Houston officiating. Burial followed at Dacus Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jesse Hopkins, Walter Adney, Brian Roina, Kayo Johnson, Eric Johnson, Lance Johnson, Shawn Johnson, Charley Watkins, Seth Jones.
Arrangements were by Cornwell Funeral Home in Dardanelle, Ark. Online guest book and condolences at www.cornwellfuneralhomes.com



William “Bill” Campbell
Funeral services for William “Bill” Campbell were held Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah. Interment followed at the Highland Cemetery in Okemah.
William Campbell was born Jan. 9, 1929 in Bearden, Okla. to Alph and Rabie (Brumfield) Campbell.  He passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2016 in Tulsa, Okla. at the age of 87.
Mr. Campbell was a 1947 Bearden High School Graduate and a resident of the Okfuskee County area most all of his life. He and Minnie Rhea were married Nov. 20, 1948 in Okemah. Mr. Campbell retired from Oklahoma Natural Gas and enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and spending time at his cabin on Okemah Lake.  He was also very involved in different Okemah organizations including the Kiwanis Club and the Chamber of Commerce.
He is preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Velva Fullbright; one brother, Wayland Campbell and one great-grandson, Cross William Davis.
He is survived by his wife, Minnie Campbell of Okemah; one son, Dal Campbell and wife Lynn of Oklahoma City; one daughter, Maeva Folsom of Okemah; four grandchildren, Garrett Davis and wife Lyndie of Muskogee, Dal W. Campbell and wife Amy of Oklahoma City, Tom Davis and wife Justice of Oklahoma City and Cory Campbell of Oklahoma City and seven great-grandchildren.
Serving as active pallbearers were Garrett Davis, Dal W. Campbell, Tom Davis, Cory Campbell, Kyle Richey and Cody Campbell.
Honorary pallbearer was Trevor Kelly.
Services were under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah and officiated by Pastor Starland Davis.
Online condolences may be made at www.ParksBrothersFuneralHome.com.



Susan Webb
Susan Elizabeth Webb, 61, passed away on June 27, 2016 in Irving Texas. She was born to Willima K. and Mary Helen (Spickard) Ratliff in Newport, RI on June 21, 1955. Susan grew up in Okemah and graduated from Okemah High School in 1973. She was a loving wife and mother, and led a wonderful life spending much time participating in activities with her family. She was active in Boy Scouts, achieving her Woodbadge while both sons earned the rank of Eagle Scout. She exercised her skill in various arts and crafts while participating in Medieval Reenactments through Explorer Scouts and Empire of Chivalry and Steel. She loved attending Irish and German festivals, and exploring beautiful and fun locations, never declining the opportunity to conquer a mountain trail.
She is survived by two sons, William J. and Charles D. Webb, and two grandson, Riley and Price Webb, all of Denton, Texas. Also surviving her are sisters, Sally Alasin with husband Ron, Molly Reeves with husband Ron, and Peggy Wedel with husband Steve, as well as numerous nephews, a niece, and grandnephews. Preceding her in death are her husband, Charles Milton Webb, and sister Marchia Fesmire.
She will be missed but never forgotten.
A memorial service will be held July 30, at 11 a.m. at Denton Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Denton, Texas. Online condolences may be left at www.dentonfuneralhome.net.



James Asbury Waddell, Jr.
Funeral services for James Asbury Waddell, Jr. will be held Friday, July 8, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah. Interment will follow at the Highland Cemetery in Okemah.
James Asbury Waddell, Jr. was born June 12, 1922 in Leetonia, Ohio to James A. Waddell Sr. and Effie (Hinds) Waddell. He passed away Monday, July 4, 2016 in Muskogee, Okla. at the age of 94.
Mr. Waddell worked as a welder. He also enjoyed farming, ranching and fishing. He served his country with the United States Airforce; having served overseas in both World War II and the Korean War.  On June 7, 1996 in Eureka Springs, Ark., he and Judy Ennis were married.  
Preceding him in death were his parents; his first wife, Lavada Kay Waddell; two daughters, Carolyn Guinn and Jeannie Riley and one son, James Waddell, III.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Waddell of Wetumka, Okla.; two sons, L.G. Lowery and wife Patty of Stillwater, Okla. and Troy Waddell and wife Margie of Amarillo, Texas; three daughters, Jane Terrell and husband Jimmy of Cookson, Okla., Sharon Thompson of Park Hill, Okla., Patty Newberry of Paden, Okla. and Barbara Ann of Allen, Texas; four step-daughters, Juline Foutch and husband Don of Missouri, Janell Minor and husband Tom of Texas, Janice O’Brien and husband Ed of California and Rhonda Vaughn and husband Tom of California; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Serving as active pallbearers will be Bill Laycock, Gary Ramsey, Larry Fisher, Jerry Page, Sr., Walter Dearman and Gene Fuller.
Honorary bearers include Ben Haynes, Charles Stuckey and Bobby Aultman.
Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah and Sis. Marilyn Carson.
Online condolences may be made at www.ParksBrothersFuneralHome.com.



Irene Thompson
Services for Irene Thompson will be held Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Faith Baptist Church in Dustin, Okla. Interment will follow at the Proctor Family Cemetery near Dustin. Wake services will be held Friday, June 24, at 7 p.m. at the Faith Baptist Church in Dustin.
Irene Thompson was born April 14, 1939 in Hannah, Okla. to Willie Proctor and Fannie (Tiger) Proctor. She passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2016 in Tulsa, Okla. at the age of 77.
Mrs. Thompson had been a resident of the Okemah area since 1993. She worked as a seamstress and was a member of the Hulubby Church near Hannah. Mrs. Thompson enjoyed sewing, playing pool and attending stomp dances.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her two husbands, Lewis Harjo and Russell Thompson; and two brothers, Sandy Proctor and Willie Proctor, Jr.
She is survived by her five sons, Legus Harjo of Okemah, Randy Lee Harjo and wife Robin of Del City, Okla., Ron Harjo and wife Erma Roxie of Oklahoma City, Lewis Harjo, Jr. of Okemah, and Jerry Don Harjo and wife Nancy of Del City; two daughters, Marlene Scott and husband David of Oklahoma City, and Melody Monica Robinson and husband Billy of Oklahoma City; one sister, Yanna Johnson of Dustin, Okla. and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah.
Online condolences may be made at www.ParksBrothersFuneralHome.com.



Rosemary Darrough
Funeral services for Rosemary Darrough will be held Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 4 p.m. at the Boston Avenue United Methodist Church, Rose Chapel in Tulsa, Okla.  Graveside services will be held Saturday at the Memory Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Roswell, New Mexico.
Rosemary Darrough was born April 29, 1934 in Roswell, New Mexico to Dow and Wilma (Coppin) Busby. She passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at her son’s home south of Bristow, Okla. at the age 82.
Mrs. Darrough was a loving homemaker. She and Jack Darrough were married Aug. 12, 1951 in Dexter, New Mexico; he later preceded her in death, Dec. 22, 2015. Mrs. Darrough was a talented artist who enjoyed painting, knitting, sewing and working with ceramics.  She also enjoyed cooking and was a member of the Boston Avenue United Methodist Church of Tulsa since 1976.
Also preceding her in death were her parents.
Survivors include her two sons, Malcolm Darrough and wife Marilyn of Bristow, and Steven Darrough and wife Lillie of Tulsa; one daughter, Debra Ball and husband Michael of Broken Arrow, Okla.; two brothers, Dr. Leslie V. Busby of Alamogordo, New Mexico and Dr. Jim Busby and wife Angie of Corpus Christi, Texas; one sister, Wanda Ratcliffe and husband Roy of Conroe, Texas; 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah and Rev. Dr. Bill Tankersley and Chaplain Henry Bartlett.
Online condolences may be made at www.ParksBrothersFuneralHome.com.



Billie Ruth Wilson
Funeral services for Billie Ruth Wilson Orr were held at Burnett Mission Holiness Church in Paden, Friday, June 10, at 2 p.m. Interment followed at Oakdale Cemetery in Paden. Services were under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service.
Billie was born October 21, 1930 to Joseph Tom and Eva (Davis) Wilson in Macawber, Okla. She passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at the age of 85.  She married the love of her life, Hardy Orr March 15, 1950 in Cushing, Okla. They were married 55 years before he went to prepare their place in Heaven in 2006.
Billie devoted her life to the service of others.  She worked at Parkland Manor for 36 years, before retiring at the age of 83.  She loved her old people and taught her family to dedicate their lives to the elderly and disabled.  She received a Governor’s commendation from Mary Fallin upon her retirement for her tireless dedication to others.  She missed her job and “her people” the rest of her life.
She was a dedicated member of the Burnett Mission Holiness Church in Paden for well over 50 years. She raised her children and grandchildren with a deep faith love for Jesus, and her belief that He will carry you through the hard times. It is that belief that sustains us now.
Billie always said her greatest achievement was her family and she leaves them now to carry on her legacy.
Billie was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Tom Jr. and Lloyd Wilson, sisters Hazel Willingham, Jane Case and Dorothy Wilson, and her husband Hardy Orr.
She is survived by her daughters, Diana Walkup of Tecumseh, and Darla Orr of Ada; granddaughters, Jamie Walkup of Tecumseh, Amy Walkup of Tuttle, and Destiny Smith of Ada; grandson Haden Sparks of Ada; great grandsons, Jalen Vorise and Ryker Smith; sisters-in-law, Lura Wilson of Okmulgee, Helen White of Stroud, and Pauline Orr of Paden; special family members Tommie and Sue Hinds, in life her special guardian angels, and the countless lives she touched everyday.
Services were under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service, Prague.



Mabel A. “Rita” West
Funeral services for Mabel A. “Rita” West were held Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Buckeye Creek Baptist Church north of Okemah. Interment followed at the Highland Cemetery in Okemah.
Mabel A. West was born May 5, 1944 in Colorado to Charles Bowker and Olive (Gregory) Steitz. She passed away Thursday, May 26, 2016 in Bristow, Okla. at the age of 72.
Mrs. West was a loving mother who enjoyed playing cards, bingo and most of all spending time with her family. She and Ronnie West were married in 1982. Mrs. West was also a member of the Buckeye Creek Baptist Church of Okemah.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Donna Hill and Delores Bowker.
Survivors included her husband, Ronnie West of Oklahoma City; two sons, James Williams of Sapulpa, Okla., and Hank West and Corinne Travis of Bowling Green, Ky.; three daughters, Tina Harjo and husband Simmon of Okemah, Sheila West of Prague, Okla., and Tosha Hollis and husband Larry of Bristow; one brother, Ronnie Bowker and wife Marilyn of Texas; one sister, Judy Wyatt of Hutchinson, Kan.; eight grandchildren, Acee Harjo, Rayna Harjo, Grace West, Caleb “C.D.” Harjo, Crisha West, Makhan Harjo, Malaki Rodgers, Hank West and, (soon to be born), Brett West and one great-grandchild, Brileigh Harjo.
Serving as pallbearers were James Randall, James Hicks, Christopher Travis, William Roberts, Bonnie Fortune and Oscar Hicks.
Services were under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah and officiated by Rev. Wayne Harjo and assisted by Simmon Harjo.
Online condolences may be made at www.ParksBrothersFuneralHome.com.



Robert “Catfish” Kenneda, Sr.
Funeral services for Robert “Catfish” Kenneda, Sr. were held Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah. Interment followed at the Morse Cemetery north of Okemah.
Robert Earl Kenneda was born Aug. 3, 1947 in Okemah to Earl L. Kenneda and Jesse Evelyn (Connell) Kenneda. He passed away Sunday, May 22, 2016 at his home in Okemah at the age of 68.
Robert Kenneda, known as “Catfish”, had been a lifelong resident of Okemah and a 1965 graduate of Okemah High School. He and Dawn Overtuff were married June 2, 2001 in Henryetta, Okla. Catfish retired from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation after 25 years of employment and enjoyed hunting, fishing and working with bird dogs.  He also served his country with the United States Army.
He is preceded in death by his parents and one son, Robert E. Kenneda, Jr.
Survivors include his wife, Dawn Kenneda of the home; one son, Clint Kenneda and wife Christi of Henryetta; two step-daughters, Morgan Kenneda of Okemah and Karyssa and wife Keri Rowan of Tulsa, Okla.; one brother, Randy J. “Boomer” Kenneda of Okemah; one step-sister, Linda Graham of Okemah, and one granddaughter, Lindsey Kenneda of Round Rock, Texas.
Serving as pallbearers were Randy Kenneda, Doug Collins, Bill Kenneda, Wyly Kenneda Sr., James Kenneda and Kyle Landers.
Honorary bearers included Jim Haddox, Roger Hickman, Gary Franks, James Burlin, Carol Hardin and Wyly Kenneda Jr.
Services were under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah and officiated by Bro. Mike Neal.
Online condolences may be made at www.ParksBrothersFuneralHome.com.



Rody Thomas Tierney
Funeral services for Rody Thomas Tierney will be held Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah. Interment will follow at the Highland Cemetery in Okemah.
Rody Thomas Tierney was born Dec. 28, 1923 in Springfield, Mo. to Rody T. Tierney and Olive June Tierney.  He passed away Monday, May 16, 2016 in Tulsa, Okla. at the age of 92.
Rody worked many years with the R.L. Sweet Lumber Company in Kansas City, Kan. He was also a longtime crop adjuster for Continental Insurance Company. Rody served his country with the United States Marine Corps and was a member of the American Legion 123 of Okemah. On Feb. 1, 1982, in Miami, Okla., Rody married Dorothy Gates. He enjoyed playing golf and was the President of the Okemah Golf Cllub for three years.
He is preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Robert, William and Donald Ray Tierney.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Tierney of the home; two step-sons, Randall D. Loyd and wife Debbie of Saginaw, Texas and Kevin R. Loyd and wife Cheryl of Shawnee, Kan.; one daughter, Teresa J. Wallace and husband Steven of Mission, Kan., and one grandson, Joseph Lewis Loyd of Plano, Texas.
Serving as pallbearers will be Roger Gates, Kenneth Gates, Rusty Rash, Loren Aldridge, Bob Beets and Bill Beets.
Honorary bearers include Ernie Fox, Carl Cantrell, Nokey Klutts, Dean Geller, Kurt Titsworth, Tom Sexton and Lance Warn.
Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah and officiated by Bro. Don Beasley.
Online condolences may be made at www.ParksBrothersFuneralHome.com.



Tom Ned
A memorial service for Tom L. Ned will be held Friday, May 27, 2016 at 12 p.m. at the Choctaw Community Center in Coalgate, Okla.
Tom Ned, resident of Okemah, passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016 in Tulsa, Okla. at the age of 61 after a long battle with health issues. Tom was born to George and Charlotte Ned on April 15, 1955 in Phoenix, Ariz.
Tom was loving and devoted and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother Bill Ned and first wife, Carolyn Marie (Frazier) Ned.
Survivors include his wife, Vicki Ned of the home; children, Sarah Ned of Okemah, Chrystie Shatswell Heath and husband Jason of Gravette, Ark., Harley Joe Shatswell of Rogers, Ark., Daniel Hall of Wardville, Okla. and Kathy Ned and family.  He is also survived by two brothers, Chuck Ned of Okemah and George Ned, Jr. of Snowflake, Ariz.; grandchildren, Katie Jo Baker, Gary N, Rachel and J.T. Heath and Dylan Rosson; adopted grandchildren, Dorry, Amena, Avery and Ben. Tom leaves behind aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many dear friends.
All arrangements were handled by Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah, Oklahoma.
Online condolences may be made at www.ParksBrothersFuneralHome.com. 



Wendy Michelle Kennedy
Funeral services for Wendy Michelle Kennedy will be held Friday, May 20, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Okemah. Interment will follow at the Highland Cemetery in Okemah.
Wendy Michelle Kennedy was born Nov. 15, 1973 in Okemah to James Steven Kennedy and Carol (VanWinkle) Mulliniks. She passed away Monday, May 16, 2016 in Tulsa, Okla. at the age of 42.
Wendy had been a resident of Okemah all her life and was a 1992 graduate of Okemah High School. She retired from the Oklahoma Department of Corrections having worked at J.H. Lilly Correctional Facility for 12 years. Most of all, Wendy loved spending time with her children, “they were her life”, and was of the Baptist Faith.
She is preceded in death by her father, Steve Kennedy; her grandparents and her aunt, Donna Mooring.
Survivors include her two sons, Kes Tillery and Konnor Tillery of Okemah; one daughter, Stevi Tillery of Okemah; two brothers, James Steven “Jamie” Kennedy of Okemah and Christopher Kennedy of Okemah; her mother, Carol Mulliniks and husband Dale of Dustin, Oklahoma and her uncle, Jack Mooring and wife Sherry of Paden, Okla.
Serving as pallbearers will be Kes Tillery, Konnor Tillery, Donnie Tillery, Jamie Kennedy, Mitchel Guinn, Kevin Tillery and Tristan Guinn.
Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah and officiated by Rev. Wade Harelson.
Online condolences may be made at www.ParksBrothersFuneralHome.com.



Kathryn “Katie” Harriet Hannon
Kathryn “Katie” Harriet Hannon (Kretchmer / Jennings) passed away on Friday, May 6, 2016 after living in the Blythe, Calif. area for the last decade with her daughter.  She previously resided in Okemah and Elmira, N.Y.
Katie was born on Oct 17, 1924 in Ralston, Pa. where she graduated in 1943. Katie is survived by her daughter Anita and Mel Bowers of Blythe, Calif., granddaughters Michele and Mike McDermott of Trout Run, Pa., and Doreen and Mike Bowers of Magila, Calif. and son Karl Kretchmer. Her parents, siblings and son Niles preceded her in death.
At Katie’s request, her body will be donated for the advancement of science.



Paul Cradduck
Services for Paul Allen Cradduck, 60, of Okemah will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel in Ada, Okla., with Revs. Earl Blankenship and Ronnie Snyder officiating. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery in Ada.
Mr. Cradduck passed away Saturday, May 14, 2016 at a Tulsa hospital. He was born Sept. 6, 1955 in Ada to Calvin and Willa Jean Norman Cradduck. He attended Ada schools and graduated from Ada High School.
He was appointed by Speaker of the House, Carl Albert to attend the U. S. Air Force Academy. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma and attended Officers Candidate School in San Antonio, Texas as 1st Lieutenant. Mr. Cradduck was a Materials Management Specialist for the Boley Prison for 19 years.
Survivors include his parents, Calvin and Willa Jean Cradduck of Ada; a brother, Kevin Cradduck and his wife Dinah of Ada; a niece, Alicia Crew and her husband Derrick of Ada; and a great-niece, Willa Crew.
He was preceded in death by a nephew, Jeremy Cradduck in 2014.
Bearers are Mike Haddox, Mike Massey, Jack Massey, Ronnie Snyder, Kevin Cradduck and Rick Orr.
Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to criswellfh.com.
Services are under the direction of Criswell Funeral Home, Ada.



Orvil Gene Neal
Funeral services for Orvil Gene Neal will be held Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Victory Christian Center Church in Okemah. Interment will follow at the Bearden Cemetery.
Orvil Gene Neal was born Jan. 17, 1937 in Clearview, Okla. to Charlie and Ida (Smith) Neal. He passed away, Monday, May 9, 2016 at his home in Cromwell at the age of 79.
Mr. Neal worked as a farmer and also for Okfuskee County for 10 years. He and Olivia Marie Lane were married Oct. 17, 1963. Mr. Neal enjoyed playing the fiddle, singing, gardening and animals.
He is preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Helen LePoint; two sisters, Eula Moore and Julia Moore and two brothers, Fred and Roy Neal.
Survivors include his wife, Olivia Neal of the home; four sons, Lonnie Neal of Wewoka, Hank Neal of Wewoka, Charlie Neal of Okemah and Jerry Neal of Cromwell; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Serving as pallbearers will be Timmy, Jedidiah and Benjamin Neal, Darrel Shackleford, Seth Neal and Roy Neal.
Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah and officiated by Bro. Mike Neal.
Online condolences may be made at www.ParksBrothersFuneralHome.com. 



Brandon Scott Haydon
A memorial service for Brandon Scott Haydon will be held Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah. Interment will follow at the Highland Cemetery also in Okemah.
Brandon Scott Haydon was born March 20, 1972 to Galen Haydon and Nancy Lyons. He passed away, Monday, May 9, in Tulsa, Okla. at the age of 44.
Brandon was a resident of Tulsa and past resident of Okemah. He worked many years as a copy repairman and also served his country with the United States Navy. Brandon enjoyed anything dealing with aviation, keeping up with history and fishing. He and Kimberly Anne Reynolds were married in May of 1993 in Georgia.
He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Wayne Goodenow; his grandparents, Robert and Norma Saye and maternal uncle, Rob Roy Goodenow.
Survivors include his wife, Kimberly Anne Haydon of Bartlesville, Okla.; his father, Galen Haydon and wife Patricia of Bristow; his mother, Nancy Lyons and husband Jerry of Broken Arrow; one son, Dylan Scott Haydon of Bristow; one daughter, Shelby Daniele Haydon of Bristow; one sister, Brigit Schaefer of Norman and husband Brent and step-sister, Amy Hawkesworth and husband David of Owasso, Okla.
Serving as pallbearers will be Dylan Scott Haydon and Galen Haydon.
Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home, Okemah.
Online condolences may be made at www.ParksBrothersFuneralHome.com.

 
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