Tecumseh homemaker Barbara Matthews, 70, died Monday in Tecumseh. She was 70.
She was born Jan. 11, 1931, in McLoud, the daughter of Solon Ascrow and Minnie Lura (Harwell) Owen.
She had lived in Tecumseh since 1971.
On March 16, 1950, she was married in Shawnee to Dalton Matthews, who preceded her in death March 28, 1998.
She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church.
She also was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Barbara Anny Ryan; brother, James Sylvester Owen and son-in-law, William Ryan.
Survivors include two sons, Orvin Matthews and Erwin Matthews, both of Tecumseh; four daughters, Virginia Shelton of Tecumseh; Yvonne and James Cline of Conway, Mo.; Mary Beth and Danny Maranell of Tecumseh and Darla and Daniel Conaster of Tecumseh; sister and brother-in-law, Rose Marie and Robert Goolsby of Del City; brother and sister-in-law, Bud and Bertha Owen of Midwest City; 13 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, sister-in-law, Charlotte Stevens of Dallas, Texas.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Fairview Cemetery with Bill Matthews and Phil Thompson officiating. Services are under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.
Wilbert Eugene McElmurry
Wilbert Eugene McElmurry of Shawnee died Monday at his residence. He was 81.
He was born Dec. 24, 1919, in Shawnee to Robert Eugene McElmurry and Iva Mae (Hall) McElmurry.
He graduated from Shawnee High School in 1937 and attended the University of Oklahoma.
He was co-owner of Shawnee Armature Works from 1969 until his retirement in 1981. McElmurry served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II in the European area.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Betty McElmurry, Shawnee; three nephews, Ralph McElmurry Jr., Las Cruces, N.M.; Robert McElmurry, Las Vegas, Nev.; Steve McElmurry, Arvada, Calif.; great-nephew, Jeff McElmurry, Norman; two great-nieces, Heather Stuart, Temple, Texas; Julie McElmurry, Las Vegas, Nev.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Resthaven Memorial Park. Services are under the direction of Roesch-Walker Funeral Chapel.
Berneice B. Thomason
Lifetime Lincoln County resident Berneice B. Thomason died Tuesday at a local hospital. She was 99.
She was born Dec. 31, 1901, in Belmont, Indian Territory to William Bartley and Kate (Zimmerman) Hudspeth.
She worked more than 50 years as a salesclerk at Blumenthals and Sharpe's Department Stores and was a member of the United Methodist Church in Prague.
She was married May 27, 1928 in Perry to Hilmon P. Thomason, who preceded her in death July 26, 1961.
She was preceded in death by her parents, stepson, two brothers, three sisters and two great-great-grandchildren.
Survivors include special friend, Helen Cooper and family, Prague; several nieces and nephews, stepdaughter-in-law, three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday in the Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Prague with the Rev. Steve Roach officiating. Burial will follow in the Prague City Cemetery.
Dovie Harrison of McLoud died Sunday. She was 83.
Mrs. Harrison was born Jan. 9, 1918, in Weleetka to Lloyd and Dora (Cartwright) Moses.
Survivors include two sons, Edward Brackett, Colgate; John B. Harrison and wife Shirley, Tennessee; two daughters and sons-in-law, Verna and George Jones, McLoud; Carol and Tommy Prater, Quinton; two brothers, Jess and Lloyd Moses, both of California; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Ethelene Holt and Helen Ward.
Services will be 2 p.m. today at the Pentecostal Holiness Church, Quinton. Burial will be at San Bois Cemetery, San Bois, Okla., under the direction of Asa Smith Funeral Service, Harrah.
Eva Griffith Lewis
Konawa resident Eva Griffith Lewis, 88, died Tuesday.
She was born in Fox, Ark., on July 28, 1912, to Betty (Branscum) and Alanthey Griffith. She was a housewife for 20 years and had lived in the Konawa area since 1925.
She was a member of First Baptist Church of Konawa.
Preceding her in death was one son, Henry Harms.
Survivors include three nieces and one nephew.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Pickard Chapel. The Rev. Charlie Henthorn will officiate. Burial will follow at Vamoosa Cemetery.
Joan (Watson) Peters
Joan "Jodie" (Watson) Peters, 75, Harlington, Texas, died Monday in her home.
She was born on June 4, 1925, in Shawnee. She was the daughter of Phillip A. and Mackye Watson. She graduated in 1943 from Shawnee High School and attended the Oklahoma College for Women.
In 1947, she married John Peters.
The couple moved to the Rio Grande Valley in 1950 and settled in Harlingen, Texas. In 1958, they opened Medical Center Pharmacy. Mrs. Peters worked at the pharmacy with her husband.
She was a member of the P.E.O., the Junior Service League, St. Albans Episcopal Church and the Altar Guild, Cotillion Dance Club, Algadon, the Harlingen Garden Club and the VBMC Hospital Auxillary. She was president of the Country Playhouse.
Preceding her in death were her husband, two brothers, Robert and Phillip Peters and one sister, Elizabeth Stevens.
Survivors include one son, David C. Peters; one daughter and son-n-law, Laura and Rex Warren, three grandchildren, Laura and Eric Logan, Jennifer Peters and Adam Warren; one sister-in-law, Margie Watson, and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, including Phil Stevens, Mike Stevens and Lindsay and Dee Peters, all of Shawnee.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Albans Episcopal Church in Harlingen, Texas. Father David Reed will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Buck Ashcraft Funeral Home in Harlingen, Texas.
Private graveside services will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the St. Albans Episcopal memorial fund or the charity of choice.
James I. Moore
James I. "Jim" Moore of Shawnee died Thursday at his residence. He was 77.
He was born Aug. 15, 1923, in Shawnee, the son of Henry I. and Mattie A. (Price) Moore.
He graduated from Shawnee High School in 1943. Moore worked in the shipyards in California before enlisting in the Merchant Marines during World War II and later returned to Shawnee and began working for OG&E on Aug. 8, 1945, in the service department.
He worked later as a lineman and a line foreman. Before retirement in 1986, he worked as a planner analyst tree coordinator.
He married Leta Mae Sullivan of Dale on Aug. 12, 1948. He was a member of the Dale Church of Christ.
Moore lived in and around Shawnee most of his life.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Parry Moore, Mary Alice Moore and Christine Keller, brother-in-law, Carl Keller and brother and sister-in-law, Edwin and Lora Moore, brother-in-law, Bill Ewton.
Survivors include wife, Mrs. Leta Moore, Shawnee; one son, Lynn Moore, Shawnee; one daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Sam Petty, Arlington, Texas; two grandsons, Sean and Garrett Petty, Arlington, Texas; one granddaughter, Meghan Moore, Crowley, Texas; two sisters, Valera Currin of Shawnee and Martha Ann Ewton of Pottsboro, Texas; two sisters-in-law, Louise Cochrane of McLoud and Christine Reid of Dale; two brothers-in-law and wives, Leonard and Marilyn Sullivan of Oklahoma City and Darrell and Donna Sullivan of Del City and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Dale Church of Christ with Dewayne Thomas officiating. Burial will be at Dale Cemetery, under the direction of Gaskill-Owens Funeral Chapel.
The family has designated Hospice of Shawnee or the American Cancer Society as appropriate for memorials.
Cleo James Broaddus
Cleo James "Skeet" Broaddus died Wednesday in Norman. He was 89.
He was born April 25, 1911, in Allen. He was the son of James Obed and Margaret Isabell (Cothran) Broaddus.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II. He was an aircraft mechanic at Tinker Air Force Base before his retirement and was a member of the First Christian Church in Meeker.
Broaddus married Helen Pearl Kilby on Nov. 16, 1946, in Seminole. She preceded him in death on Nov. 30, 1990.
He also was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, one sister and one stepson, Donald McGuire, on Nov. 2, 1991.
Survivors include one stepdaughter, Marlene Gilmore, Midwest City; three stepgrandchildren, Kerri Hudgens, Midwest City; Tracee Anderson, McLoud; Lori Roseberry, Bon Aqua, Tenn.; four stepgreat-grandchildren, Charlene Anders, McLoud; Catherine Roseberry, Bon Aqua, Tenn.; Bill Roseberry, Bon Aqua, Tenn.; Sierra Hudgens, Midwest City.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Christian Church in Meeker with the Rev. Tommy Sherry and the Rev. Don Campo officiating. Burial will follow in the New Hope under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Prague.
Gordon Lowell Jackson
Gordon Lowell Jackson died Jan. 17. He was 30.
Jackson was born June 28, 1970, in Oklahoma City, the son of Stanley and Erma Jackson of Tecumseh.
He graduated from Tecumseh High School in 1988 and later attended Saint Edwards University in Austin, Texas, graduating with a bachelor of arts degree.
Jackson worked as a data entry clerk and worked with a art group that participated in art shows. He sold many pieces of his artwork at these shows.
Preceding him in death were his grandparents, Preston and Dolores Jackson of Watonga and Ray and Jewell Haley of Tecumseh.
Surviving are his parents, Stanley and Erma Jackson, one brother, Gregory Jackson of Tecumseh; one sister and brother-in-law, Sheryl and James Francis of Carnation, Wash.; three nephews, Donovan Jackson, Michael Francis, Christopher Francis and many uncles, aunts and cousins.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at John M. Ireland Funeral Home and Chapel in Moore. Pastor Jim Robertson will officiate.
Cary Lee Gregory
Cary Lee Gregory of Newalla died Wednesday at an Oklahoma City hospital. He was 19.
He was born March 15, 1981, in Bakersfield, Calif. He was the son of Cary Lee Gregory Sr. and Lynn (Shatto) Gregory.
He attended Shawnee High School. Gregory was a former employee of TDK. He married Amanda Ayers on April 22, 2000, in Shawnee.
He moved to Shawnee at the age of 7 and later to Newalla.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Harold Shatto, grandfather, Steven Gregory and one brother, Dustin Harold Gregory.
Survivors include wife, Amanda Gregory of the home; one daughter, Hailey Gregory of the home; mother and stepfather, Lynn and Gregory Armstrong of Shawnee; father and stepmother, Cary and Rhonda Gregory of Oklahoma City; three brothers, Todd Gregory of Meeker; Micah Gregory of Shawnee and Kyle Gregory of Oklahoma City; grandmothers, Ruby Shatto of Shawnee; Dorothy Bailess of Shawnee and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Downtown Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Rev. Ron Baldridge officiating. Burial will be at Tecumseh Cemetery, under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.