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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.

Friday, 17 June 2016 12:31

Leland Cirlas Housworth obit

Leland Cirlas Housworth, a resident of Caney, Kansas, formerly of Eufaula, Oklahoma, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2016 in Caney, KS at the age of 85. He was born July 16, 1930 in Sardis, OK to Goldie Raymond Housworth & Ora Lee (Farmer).

He was preceded in death by his parents, and by one brother, Lauren Housworth.

Leland is survived by his 4 children,
several grandchildren,
brother, Lenvil Housworth,
sister, Edna Lee Peters,
brother, Kenneth Housworth,
and many friends.

A graveside service is scheduled for Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at Lenna Cemetery at 10:00 am with Rev. Chuck Tankersly, officiating. Services are under the direction of Integrity Funeral Service.

Thursday, 16 June 2016 11:22

Tony Martin obit

Tony Martin, Jr., a resident of rural Okmulgee passed away Thursday, June 16th, 2016 at Okmulgee at the age of 63.  He was born February 27, 1953 to Tony Martin, Sr. and Rebecca (Yargee) Martin.

Tony worked for Coca-Cola as a Fork Lift Operator and was a member of the Thlopthlocco Indian Methodist Church south of Okemah.  He married Sherry Berryhill October 12, 1993 at High Spring Indian Baptist Church in Okemah.  

He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Allen Yargee.  

He is survived by his wife Sherry Martin of the home in Okmulgee, also by her children, Brian Gourd of Tulsa, and Tonya Guinn of Okemah.  Six grandchildren, Ashley, Felicia, Andy, Samuel, Spencer and Bill.  By one brother Gary Rodgers & wife Debra of Okmulgee.  Also by a host of friends and other relatives.

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.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 14:50

Raymond Dale Hart obit

Raymond Dale Hart was born November 27, 1955 in Morris, Oklahoma, to Raymond and Maudie (Yocham) Hart. He passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2016 in Morris at the age of 60. Raymond graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974. He was a Master Mason and he enjoyed fundraising for various causes with the Masons Lodge, shooting guns, fishing, and riding his Harley. He spent his life traveling and working in pipeline construction.

Raymond was preceded in death by his father, brother, Richard Dwayne Hart, and a son, Derek.

Left to cherish Raymond's memory are his wife Lisa Hart of Morris, son Randell D. Hart and wife Deana of Henryetta, daughter Elena Hart of Tulsa, mother Maudie Hart of Okmulgee, grandsons Randell Hart, Derek Hart, Jordan Hart, Jacob White, and Nathan White all of Henryetta, stepson Billy Bowerman of Morris, stepdaughters Emily Williams of Haskell, and Chyna Williams of Morris, sisters Lisa Rogers and husband Jeff of Okmulgee and Tresa Hart and partner David Sieh of Broken Arrow.

A funeral service for Raymond will be held 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home Chapel in Okmulgee with Reverend Bob Hancock officiating. Interment will follow to the Morris Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Steve Nelson, James Hart, Bo Hall, Butch Yocham, Travis Moore, and Brent Bailey. Friends may visit the funeral home on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.

Memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with the family on Raymond’s Tribute Page of our website at www.mcclendon-winters.com

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 14:49

Daniel "Danny" Keith Johnson obit

Daniel "Danny" Keith Johnson, age 56, passed away Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Hillcrest Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Danny was born on April 5, 1960 in Forth Worth, Texas to Sally and Eddie Johnson. He worked in the construction industry doing remodels and home repairs.

Danny is survived by his daughter, Audra Lovett of Edmond, Oklahoma; Parents, Sally and Eddie Johnson of Okmulgee; Brother, Wade Johnson and his daughters, Julie Johnson of Dallas, Texas and Jennifer Dingle of Italy; Sister, Stacy Ivins and husband Bill of Okmulgee; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home Chapel.

Arrangement and cremation services have been entrusted to the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.