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Tuesday, 05 July 2016 14:55

Clendon Lee "Clint" Colvin obit

Clendon Lee "Clint" Colvin was born in Tulsa on April 14, 1958. He passed away in Morris on Sunday, July 3, 2016. A funeral service for Clint will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 8, 2016 at First Baptist Church of Morris. Friends may visit the funeral home on Thursday, July 7, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to McClendon-Winters Funeral Home.

Tuesday, 05 July 2016 14:47

Richard Thompson "Snow" Harley, Sr.

Richard Thompson "Snow" Harley, Sr., passed from this life on Sunday, July 3, 2016 in Henryetta, Oklahoma at the age of 64.  Richard was born in Henryetta, Oklahoma  on November 2, 1951 to Ceaetta Harjo and Pauline Harley.

Richard grew up in the Henryetta area and following his schooling joined the U.S. Army where he faithfully served for 2 years from 1972 to 1974, including a tour of duty in Germany.  Following his honorable discharge from the Army, Richard returned home and married the love of his life, Cindy Joann McNac in August of 1976 in Hanna, Oklahoma. Richard received training as a heavy equipment operator and completed an auto mechanics course.   Richard was also an accomplished welder.  He was a longtime member of the Yardeka Baptist Church.  He loved doing beadwork, and enjoyed games of stickball.  He also loved riding his motorcycle, shooting a game of pool, playing softball, and archery.  But most of all, Richard was a loving son, father, grandfather, and uncle and he will be missed by the many people who knew and loved him.

He is preceded in death by his mother, his father, and an infant baby sister.

Richard is survived by a son, Richard Harley, Jr. and wife Audra of Okmulgee; by four grandchildren, Chase, Rachel, Catherine and Madalynn Harley, all of Okmulgee; 2 brothers, Robert Soloman of Okmulgee and Speedy Harley of Okmulgee; two nieces and four nephews; and an ex-wife, Cindy Harley of Okmulgee; as well as other extended family and many good friends.

Viewing will be held at Integrity Funeral Service in Henryetta on Thursday,  July 7, 2016 from, 11:00am until 8:00pm

A Wake Service will be held on Friday, July 8, 2016 at 7:00pm at Weogufkee Indian Baptist Church in McIntosh County.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 11:00am at Weogufkee Indian Baptist Church with Rev. Mitchell Taylor officiating.  Interment will follow immediately at Soloman Family Cemetery under the direction of Integrity Funeral Service.

Pallbearers will be Joe Sulphur, John Wayne Tulsa, Billy Ray Harley, Jaydee Harley, Barney Ingram, and Paul Pigeon.  Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Yargee and William Hawkins.

An Online Guestbook is available at http://www.integrityfuneralservice.com.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 13:54

William "Ray" "Grandpa" Tipton obit


Name:    William "Ray"  "Grandpa" Tipton

Place of Residence:    Henryetta, Oklahoma  

Age:    86

Died:    Tuesday, June 28, 2016      

Occupation:    Welder

Graveside Service Date:    10:00 AM Friday, July 1st, 2016

Place of Service:    Westlawn Cemetery, Henryetta, Oklahoma

Interment:    Westlawn Cemetery

Monday, 27 June 2016 15:54

Donald Lee (“Don”) Cowan

In loving memory of Donald Lee (“Don”) Cowan of Van Buren, Arkansas, loving father, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend.

Donald was born April 6, 1946 in Mesa, Arizona, the son of Clayton C. and Martha E. Barber Cowan and passed from this life to the next on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at his home.

Don moved to Idaho with his parents in 1949 where he attended the McCammon grade school and the Marsh Valley High School. He entered the U.S. Army in May 1963 at Boise, Idaho and served during the Vietnam conflict as a gunner (sharpshooter Rifle M-14) on a helicopter and received the Vietnam Service Medal. He was honorably discharged in May 1966 at Oakland, California.

After his discharge he moved houses in Pocatello, Idaho and married Sherry Eckerele in 1967 in Tijuana, Mexico. They moved to Star, Idaho where Don worked at the Idaho State Prison. After the divorce Don moved to Texas and then Oklahoma where he drove truck long-haul for many years. In 1982 he married Katherine Barclay. After Kathy died in 2003 he married Sissy Blakely. Don retired from driving truck and went to work for the Tulsa County jail (OK) and retired from there after he suffered a stroke. Don and Sissy moved to Van Buren about three years ago and he started working with his wood again and made some very wonderful pieces. He shared many of his pieces with family and friends.

Don was preceded in death by his parents Clayton and Martha, his brothers, Bill and Ernest and his wives Kathy and Sissy.

He is survived by his three children, Shelly (Michael) Shelton of Mounds, OK, Richard (Tammy) Cowan of Ben Wheeler, Texas, Cory (Ashley) Cowan of Tulsa, OK, a niece, Laura Cornish, his caregiver of Van Buren, two sister-in-laws, Marietta Cowan of Fort Smith, AR and Betty Cowan of Fairfax, OK. He is also survived by 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and friends.

Cremation will be under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home, 4100 Alma Highway, Van Buren, Arkansas. A private memorial service will be held in Van Buren.

Thursday, 23 June 2016 09:36

Jerry Allen Shropshire obit

Jerry Allen Shropshire, a resident of Spiro, Oklahoma passed from this life on Monday, June 20, 2016 at his residence at the age of 68.   Jerry was born on May 6, 1948 in Berkeley, California to Garvin Shropshire and Mildred Goswick Shropshire.

Jerry grew up in the Dustin/Weleetka area and attended Graham School before graduating from Weleetka High School with the class of 1966.  After high school, Jerry joined the U.S. Army where he faithfully served including a tour of duty in Viet Nam.  Following his honorable discharge from the Army, Jerry enrolled at and attended college at Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton, Oklahoma where he studied business before earning his Associates Degree there.

Following college, Jerry went to work as a truck driver and successfully worked for several trucking companies including LeeWay, Robin Transport, and Northwest Expressway companies.   Jerry retired after approximately 20 years of truck driving experience.   He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Panama and the New Life Family Center in Spiro, Oklahoma.  Jerry liked to hunt and he was an avid horseman, raising lots of horses on his farm.  Jerry was a loving son, father, grandfather, and brother and he will be missed by the many who knew and loved him.

He is preceded in death by both his mother and his father; a daughter, Angela Fruge'; a brother, Clifford Shropshire; and a sister, Gloria Jean Haymes.

Jerry is survived by a daughter, Stacey Glover and husband Dr. B.K. Glover of Checotah; a son, Scott Shropshire and wife Marisa of Claremore; two brothers, David Shropshire of Talihina and Ronnie Shropshire; grandchildren, Jeter Glover, Karlee Glover, Ethan Glover, Abigail Shropshire, Jenna Fruge', Alex Fruge', Alyssa Fruge', Logan Fruge', Macey Fruge', Victoria Fruge', and Jeremiah Fruge; by other extended family and many good friends.

Graveside funeral services for Jerry will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 10:00am at Hillcrest Cemetery of Weleetka (new addition) with Rev. Joe Pierce officiating.  Interment will follow immediately at Hillcrest Cemetery under the direction of Integrity Funeral Service of Henryetta.   Military honors will be provided by the U.S. Army.

Honorary pallbearers will be Cecil Milan, Bob Eyrich, and B.K. Glover.

Thursday, 23 June 2016 09:35

Tony Martin, Jr. obit

Tony Martin, Jr., left this world to join his Heavenly Father on June 16, 2016 after a lengthy illness.  Even through this illness Tony did his best to remain in good spirits.

He was a caring, good man with a warm heart.

Tony was born on February 27, 1953 to Rebecca Stroud and Tony Martin, Sr.  

He is preceded in death by his mother Rebecca Stroud and a brother, Allen Yargee.

Tony married Sherry Berryhill on October 12, 1993 and was a father to step children Brian Lee and Tonya Lynn.

He graduated from Wilson High School and attended college at Oklahoma State University in Okmulgee.

Tony worked for the Okemah Smoke Shop as a manager for three years and Great Plains Coca Cola as a warehouse technician for fifteen years, Shaw Fabricating in Tulsa for four years, and Baptist Village in Okmulgee as a maintenance worker for two years.

Tony was a dependable, hard worker. He was a member of Thlopthlocco Indian Methodist Church and also attended Honey Creek Indian Methodist.  He loved the traditional Creek Hymns and was proud of his heritage and tradition.

Tony's interests were hunting, fishing, landscaping, gardening, painting and art.  He loved being outdoors and just enjoying nature.

What Tony loved most was being a grandpa and great grandpa to grandchildren Ashley Dawn, Felicia Nicole, Andi Sue, Samuel, Spencer and Bill, his great grandchildren, Ashton, Jaxton, Peyton and Sebastian.

Tony is survived by his wife, Sherry of the home, by two children, Brian Gourd and Tonya Guinn, a brother, Gary Rodgers & wife Debbie and sister in law Jamie Yargee and a host of nephews, nieces, family & friends.

Viewing for Tony will be on Sunday from 6-8 pm, and Monday 8am until 4pm.  

Tony will be taken to Thlopthlocco Indian Methodist Church on Monday at 4pm for wake services at 7pm.  

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 21st at Thlopthlocco Indian Methodist Church in Okemah.  Interment will follow at Thlopthlocco Indian Methodist Church Cemetery under direction of Integrity Funeral Service.

Thursday, 23 June 2016 09:34

Frank Ray Duca obit

Frank Ray Duca, a resident of Henryetta passed away Saturday, June 18th, 2016 in Henryetta at the age of 88.  He was born April 13, 1928 in Dewar, Oklahoma to Frank R. Duca, Sr. and Eva (Holmes) Duca.

Beloved husband for over 65 years to Mary (Prewitt) Duca,
and father to Bobby (Gerri), Barbara, and Lizabeth (Tom) all of California,
Grandfather of 9, Great-Grandfather of 20 and Great-Great-Grandfather of 1.

He was raised in and around the area of Henryetta most of his youth.
He was a WW II Army Veteran and served as a paratrooper in the 11th
Airborne. After his discharge he returned to Henryetta and married Mary Prewitt in 1950. They moved to Southern California in late 1953 to work for the Kaiser Steel Corporation and remained there to work and raise his family
until his retirement in 1980. After retiring, he and Mary came back home to
Oklahoma to live the good life at their ranch in Ryal, Oklahoma. After retiring from the ranch,Frank and Mary moved to Henryetta where they lived until his death.

Frank is preceeded in death by his parents, Frank and Eva Duca, his brother
Alfred, and a grandson, Wesley.

There will be no service.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Disabled Veterans.

Sunday, 19 June 2016 10:51

Frank R Duca services pending

Services are currently pending for Frank R Duca, a resident of Henryetta, who passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2016 in Henryetta at the age of 88. Service information and survivors will be released as soon as the information is finalized.

Services are under the direction of Integrity Funeral Service of Henryetta.

Friday, 17 June 2016 13:54

KaSandra Rose Nikole Garrett obit

KaSandra Rose Nikole Garrett, the infant daughter of Bobby Ray Garrett and Desirae Michelle Long of Henryetta, passed from this life on June 10, 2016 in Tulsa at the age of 27 days old.  KaSandra was born on May 14, 2016 in Tulsa.

KaSandra is preceded in death by her great grandparents, Alice Tanner, David Thomas Sr., Inez Talley, John D. Talley, James Tyler Long, and Jack Parker, and by a great uncle, Carl David Talley.

She is survived by her mother and father, Bobby Garrett and Desirae Michelle Long of the home; aunt and uncle, Jessica Garrett and Joshua Parker of Henryetta; aunt, Elizabeth Garrett of Henryetta; aunt and uncle, Maranda & Lyndon Armstrong of McAlester; uncles, John Long and Corey Long of McAlester; aunt, Melody Thrailkill of Eufaula; aunt, Jennifer Webb of Manford; uncle, Buford Garrett of Weleetka; uncle, Shaun Dubuc of Henryetta; grandmother, Leona Talley of McAlester; grandparents, Karen & Doug Herrick of Eufaula; great grandparents, Buford Cradduck and Deborah Cradduck of Weleetka; a great great grandmother, Mary Parker of Henryetta; another great great grandmother, Bonnie Wilson of Springfield, MO; by numerous cousins and other extended family.

The miracle of her life is a blessing to the many who have come to know and love her.

A Memorial Service for KaSandra will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 2:00pm with the Immanuel Baptist Church of Henryetta.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Integrity Funeral Service of Henryetta.

Friday, 17 June 2016 12:32

Doris Elizabeth Wood obit

Doris Elizabeth Wood, a resident of Henryetta, passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at her home in Henryetta, at the age of 70. Doris was born on October 6, 1945 in Henryetta, Oklahoma to Leman Godwin and Rosalee (Murray) Godwin. Doris grew up in Henryetta and attended Henryetta Public Schools. Doris worked for several years as a waitress before working in various nurse's aid capacities in several area nursing homes. Doris attended Silver Springs Baptist Church at Tiger Mountain.

Doris was married to Kenneth Wood on September 25, 1972 and celebrated 43 years of marriage before her death. She loved to crochet and sew and she was an accomplished cook. Doris was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, and sister and she will be missed by the many who knew and loved her.

Doris is preceded in death by her mother and father and a grandson, Matthew Clingan.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Wood of the home; by three daughters, Brenda Lee Clingan of Tulsa, Lisa Walker of Sapulpa and Debbie Sue Buck of Henryetta; two sisters, Francis Roberts of Dewar and Norma Titsworth of Tulsa; by grandchildren, Kryste Atkins & husband Mario, Andrew D. Britt, Dodge D. Britt, Haden Gene Buck, and Elizabeth Ann Cooper and husband Matt; great grandchildren, Kalel Low, Courtney Cudjo, Kristofer Parker, Brayden Parker, Brendan Parker, Maliah Atkins, Zackary Chunestudy, Nathan Chunestudy, Jacob Chunestudy, Kelsy Lee Shepherd, Kaylee Cooper, Athena Cooper, Annabelle Cooper and Jackson Cooper; numerous nieces and nephews, other extended family and many good friends.

Viewing for Doris will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from noon until 8:00pm at Integrity Funeral Service.

A funeral service for Doris will be held on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 2:00pm at Integrity Chapel. Interment will follow immediately at Westlawn Cemetery under the direction of Integrity Funeral Service.