Dorothy Beatrice Dees
Dorothy Beatrice "Bea" Dees of Shawnee died Wednesday at Shawnee Care Center. She was 86.
She was born May 21, 1914, in Corsicana, Texas, to Alonzo and Annie Jones.
She was married to Wilbern "Tip" Dees. Mrs. Dees, a former Seminole County resident, had lived in Shawnee for 40 years.
She was a homemaker who also worked as a clerk at JCPenney's for many years. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion of Shawnee.
Preceding her in death were her parents and two brothers, Alonzo and Cafton Jones.
Surviving are her husband, Wilbern "Tip" Dees of the home; two daughters, LeKatha Fay Dees of Oklahoma City and Caroline Helen Cole of California; her sister, Francis "Frankie" Bevels of Guymon; and two nieces, as well as many other family members and friends.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Maple Grove Cemetery, Seminole, with the Rev. Carl Whitfield officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.
Richard Leon Nullake
Richard Leon Nullake, Stroud, died Wednesday in Oklahoma City at the age of 63.
Nullake was born Dec. 9, 1937, in Pawnee to Walter W. and Erma (Scott) Nullake. He was a cafeteria manager.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his brother, Walter Nullake, Oklahoma City; two sisters, Stella Nanaeto, Shawnee, and Nancy Nullake, Cushing, and many other relatives and friends.
Tribal rites will be 7 p.m. today at the Sac and Fox Tribal Complex south of Stroud. Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Grant Cemetery north of Stroud under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service, Stroud.
Richard D. Rooker
Richard D. Rooker of Norman died Wednesday at a Norman hospital. He was 70.
Rooker was born Nov. 8, 1930, in Oklahoma City, where he attended school. He served in the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Oklan Baldwin, and sister, Delores Fortner.
Survivors include his father, Claud Baldwin, McLoud; sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Virgil Dick, Midwest City; and brother-in-law, Howard Fortner, Edmond.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Dale Cemetery with David Brassfield officiating. Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Alvin Otto Teltow, Jr.
Seminole resident Alvin Otto Teltow Jr. died Monday in his home at the age of 58.
He was born July 27, 1942, to Alvin O. Teltow Sr. and Ava Pauline (Holden) Teltow in Fort Worth, Texas. He was a farmer and migrant worker and married Judy Hunter Sept. 19, 1969, in Santa Rosa, N.M.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Clifford Teltow.
Survivors include wife, Judy of the home; son, Charles Teltow, Seminole; six daughters, Carma, Earlsboro; Jennifer and Peggy Sue, both of Holdenville; Ramona, Asher; Corky, Lawton; and Maylene, Bearden; six brothers, three sisters and 11 grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday in the Bearden Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Boyce Dodson officiating. Burial will be at the Castle Cemetery under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home, Seminole.
Ila Inez Cooper
Lifelong Okfuskee County resident Ila Inez Cooper died Monday in Tulsa. She was 83.
She was born Oct. 23, 1917, in Atkins Bottom, Ark., to E.A. and Beulah Welcher. She married Ules Edward Cooper Aug. 4, 1934, in Dermott, Ark.
Mrs. Cooper retired from Okemah School system, where she was a cook for 14 years. She was a member of the Midway Church of Christ, Paden.
Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Edward and Joan Cooper, Jackie and Betty Cooper and Darrell and Mary Beth Cooper, all of Okemah, and Dwain and June Cooper, Rogers, Ark.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Louise and Boyd Largent and Doris Cooper, all of Okemah; her brother, J.D. Welcher, Welty; three sisters, Evelyn Bogle and Era Mae Montgomery, both of Welty, and Carolyn Stubblefield, Bristow; 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ules Edward Cooper, on Jan. 7, 1996, and sister, Janice Bishop.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel, Okemah, with Bobby Massey and Ronnie Massey officiating. Burial will follow at Welty Cemetery.
Daniel Charles Beets
Okfuskee County resident Daniel Charles "Charley" Beets died Sunday in Okemah. He was 85.
Beets was born March 15, 1916, in Dripping Springs, Okla., to William Franklin and Olive B. (Haley) Beets. He married Mary Zola Sowder in 1948 in Arkansas.
Beets served in the U.S. Army and was a drilling superintendent of an oil drilling rig. He had lived in Okfuskee County for the past 30 years.
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Cindy Beets, Stinnett, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, LaQuetta and Emery Garland, Campbell, Calif.; six sisters, Millie McCulley, Kansas; Stella Manwarring, Okemah; Ruby Graham, Arkansas; Lois Fox and Laverne Greer, both of Castle; Frances Simpson, Oklahoma City; two brothers, Sammie Beets, Okemah; James Beets, Tennessee; three grandchildren, Kelli Beets, Amarillo, Texas; Bruce Garland and Vance Garland, both of San Jose, Calif.; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife on Nov. 5, 1996, and brother, William Franklin Beets Jr.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel, Okemah, with the Rev. Jim Waller officiating. Burial will follow at Morse Cemetery.
Loretta "Grandma B" Bagley of Shawnee died Sunday in Shawnee. She was 86.
She was born Oct. 9, 1914, in Milwaukee, Wisc., to John and Ella Marie (Lorenz) Soerfass.
She attended school in Milwaukee.
On Jan. 23, 1937, she married Homer A. Bagley in Wisconsin Dells, Wisc. He preceded her in death in 1987 after 50 years of marriage.
Mrs. Bagley was a homemaker. She attended the Evangelistic Center Church, where she was a member of the O.A.S.I.S. group.
Preceding her in death were her parents and two brothers, John and William Soerfass.
Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Audrey and Wayne Heins of Shawnee; her son, Homer Bagley Jr. of Mukwanago, Wisc.; two sisters, Dorothy Soerfass and Eleanor Soerfass, both of Milwaukee, grandchildren, Wayne Allen Heins of Tecumseh, Carmen Heins of Shawnee, Lisa and David Churchill of Del City, David Bagley of West Allis, Wisc., and Dawn and Scott Kleinmen of Milwaukee; several great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Burial will be in Pinelawn Memorial Park, Milwaukee.
Gerald Lyn Moreland
Gerald "Jerry" Lyn Moreland of Seminole died Monday in Eufaula. He was 57.
Moreland was born Dec. 20, 1943, in Olney, Ill., to Leland Moreland and Madelyn (Setterstrome) Golden.
He moved from Borger, Texas, to Seminole at age 13.
At the age of 16, he went to work at Hammon's Men's Wear. He later owned the store. At the time of his death, he was an independent general contractor.
He married Rebecca Lee "Becky" (Cooper) Moreland Oct. 16, 1970, in Sulphur.
Moreland was a supply sergeant in the U.S. Army, serving during Vietnam, stationed in South Korea.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, was a former Kiwanis member and former chamber member. He also was a former board member of Seminole Public Schools.
Preceding him in death were his parents.
Surviving are his wife, Becky Moreland of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Brandon and Karin Moreland of Edmond; a daughter and son-in-law, Heather and Jeff James of Seminole; brother Bill Moreland of Vancouver, British Columbia; three grandchildren, Jensen Leighann James, Jacey Hannah James and Emma Lee Moreland; and many close friends and family.
Memorials may be made to the Jerry Moreland Scholarship Fund, Seminole State Educational Foundation, P.O. Box 351, Seminole, Okla., 74818.
A graveside service will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Seminole. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Karges officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Swearingen Funeral Home.
Robert Paul Thrasher Sr.
Robert "Bob" Paul Thrasher Sr. of Tecumseh died Monday at his residence. He was 70.
He was born Feb. 4, 1931, in Dale to Homer and Sarah (Likens) Thrasher.
Thrasher married Helen Saumty on Oct. 5, 1975, in Shawnee.
He retired from the Shawnee Police Department Jan. 30, 1988 after 20 1/2 years of service to the city of Shawnee. He later served the residents of Pottawatomie County as undersheriff, a post he held four years. He left the department Dec. 11, 1996.
He lived in and around Shawnee all of his life.
He served in World War II, and was a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church. He also was a member of American Legion, D.A.V., Oklahoma Sheriff's Association, Oklahoma Sheriff's and Peace Officers Association, Fraternal Order of Police, and a lifetime member of Woodmen of the World.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Homer and Sarah Thrasher, and one son, Mark Thrasher.
Surviving are his wife, Helen Thrasher of the home; two daughters, Joyce Fish of Tecumseh, Teresa Spaulding of Mabank, Texas; four sons, Robert Thrasher Jr. of Tuttle, Jake Ricker of Gotebo, Mike Thrasher of Shawnee, Michael Ricker of Shawnee; one brother, Loyd Thrasher of Shawnee; 17 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at Gaskill-Owens Funeral Chapel.
Services will be 2 p.m .Thursday at First Indian Baptist Church with the Rev. Scott Bryce officiating. Burial will follow in Dale Cemetery.
Gaskill-Owens Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Charles Brian Crittenden Jr.
Charles Brian Crittenden Jr., Tahlequah, died Friday at St. Francis Hospital, Tulsa. He was 17 months old.
Charles was born Oct. 24, 1999, in Tahlequah to Charles and Vanessa (Wise) Crittenden.
He is survived by his parents of the home; a sister, Tessa Hope Alejandra Crittenden of the home; his grandparents, Letha Wise, Tahlequah; Charley and Rufina Crittenden, Tahlequah; his great-grandmother, Fannie Harjo, Shawnee; and many other relatives.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at Stout Funeral Home Chapel, Wewoka, with the Rev. Bill Barnett and the Rev. Houston Tiger officiating. Burial will follow at the Tiger Family Cemetery.