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Jerry W. Wood, a resident of Nuyaka, passed away Saturday morning, August 24, 2013 at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa. He was 70 years of age. Jerry was born October 26, 1942 at the family home in McFarland, California to Otho and Anna Elizabeth (Lay) Wood. He graduated from high school in McFarland. Jerry married the love of his life, Joyce Maynard, on October 28, 1961 in McFarland. Jerry owned businesses in California, but followed his dream to raise cattle and hay, and in 1981 he and Joyce moved to Oklahoma. They later purchased the Rolling Wood Ranch.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, grandsons, Jake Wood and Cody Jacob Martin, a brother, Wendell Wood and a sister, Marilynn LaMar. He is survived by his wife Joyce of the home, a daughter, Janan Martin of Beggs, a son, Jerald Wood of Nuyaka, grandchildren, Jerad and Harley Wood and Chasity Sims, great grandchildren, Jaci Belle Wood, Brooklyn, Destoni and Daniel, his very special sister, Doris Wood and a sister, Sandra Wood, both of McFarland, California, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Service will be held 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at the Nuyaka Baptist Church with Reverends Jarrod Kendall and David Hamilton officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Nuyaka Baptist Church Building Fund. Arrangements are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.
Katherine Lorene Tecumseh 57, a resident of Beggs, OK, died on Monday, August 26, 2013 in Okmulgee. She was born in Claremore, OK to Isreal and Wisey (Scott) Tecumseh on December 20, 1955. She worked for the Muscogee Creek Nation as an Intake Specialist. Her parents, two brothers Nero and Willis Tecumseh and a sister Jeanette Washington preceded her in death.
Survivors include two sons Joe and wife Kimberly Martel Jr. and Louis Barnett of Beggs, two grandsons Joe Martel III and Mekusapv Martel both of Beggs, a granddaughter, Casey Martel of England, brothers Ramsey Tecumseh, Winterhaven, CA, Rev. July and wife Norma Tecumseh of Muskogee, OK, LM. Paul and wife Kim Tecumseh Sr. of Bixby, IK, Brother in law Donald Washington, Sisters, Eldean Tecumseh, Clewiston, FL, Emma and husband Joe Dominiquez, Dallas, TX, Isabell Tecumseh, Morris, OK. and special friend Ronald Dean Factor Okmulgee, OK.
Wake service will be on Thursday, August, 29, 2013 and the funeral service will be on Friday at 2 pm both at the Concharty United Methodist Church. Rev. Newman Frank will officiate the services. Burial will be in the Tecumseh Family Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Yv-Hv-Etv Tecumseh, Jabaica Tecumseh, Wilson Tecumseh, Paul Tecumseh, Hyatt Washington, and Theodore Olea. Honorary will be Rowdy Osceloa, Sherman Hill, Jeremy Tecumseh, Emmanual Tecumseh. Services are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home in Beggs, OK.
Mary Wesley (McGowne) Johnson a lifelong resident of Henryetta and Wilson communities, went to be with our Lord and entered into eternal life on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at her home in rural Henryetta, OK at the age of 81. She was born March 17, 1932 in Morris, OK to James McGowne & Lucille (Fisher).
Mary was a loving mother, grandmother, an aunt and good friend to all. She will be missed by all who knew her. Mary lived her life to please God and devoted most of her time to her family and her church. She cared deeply for her church and church family at the United Pentecostal Church in Dewar, Oklahoma.
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Audra Leola Stokes, age 87, died Monday, August 19, 2013 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Arrangements: Integrity Funeral Service
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Maton Lee Thompson, longtime Beggs and Eufaula area resident, died on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at the age of 82. He was born on May 10, 1931 in Beggs to Markie Maton and Edith (Alspaw) Thompson.
Maton enjoyed watching sports and fishing. He retired from American Airlines as a mechanic. He was a lifetime member of the VFW in Eufaula. Maton was a member of the Transport Workers Union Local 514 of Tulsa and the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Morris. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Joy Thompson, a son, Danny Thompson and a step-son, Jim Edwards.
Survivors include his wife, Virginia Thompson of Broken Arrow, daughters, Teresa Jamison of Beggs and Dixie Maxwell and husband Ray of Keota, step-children, Nancy Jack of Broken Arrow, Cindy Moguin of Tulsa, Leonard Keith and wife Annie of Tulsa, Ann Wilbourn of Washington State, Tim Edwards and wife Lisa of Coweta, and Linda Raulston and husband David of Conway, Arkansas, brothers and sister, O.G. Thompson of Beggs, Christine Hamilton and husband Johnny of Beggs and Mickey Thompson and wife Tana of Broken Arrow, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held 10:00 A.M. Friday, August 16, 2013 at the Crossroads Baptist Church with Reverends David Hamilton and Harvey Gill officiating. Interment will follow at the Beggs Cemetery. Casketbearers will be Chace Jamison, Jake Maxwell, Leonard Keith, Tim Edwards, David Raulston and Scott Fletcher. Honorary casketbearers will be Larry Campbell, Ray Maxwell and Pat Trent. Friends may visit the funeral home on Thursday from 2-8 P.M. Arrangements are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Beggs.
Treman Dean Smith a resident of Dewar, Ok passed away on August 10, 2013 in Tulsa at the age of 77. Born August 5, 1936 in Henryetta to Mart and Susie (Findle) Smith. Treman was a veteran serving with the US Army, member of the Eagle Heights Church and worked most his life as a mechanic.
He married Ruby McElhannon on September 13, 1955 in Henryetta.
Survived by his wife Ruby Smith of the home. Son Allen and wife Amber Smith of Dewar. 2 Grandsons: Nathan and Damian of Dewar
Brother Leman Smith of Ketchikan, Alaska
At Treman's request, there will be no services.
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Ida VanCleave of Henryetta, Oklahoma, age 94 died Tuesday, August 13 in Henryetta.
Arrangements: Integrity Funeral Service
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Jimmy DeWayne Wittman, age 67, of Okmulgee, passed away Friday, August 9, 2013 in Okmulgee. He was born May 31, 1946 in Tulare, CA to Maxine Wittman and G.W. Wittman.
Jimmy was a graduate of Okmulgee High School and Northeastern State University.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother Gary Lee Wittman.
Jimmy is survived by one daughter, Kristie Wittman of Okmulgee; a son Kendon Young, Okmulgee; three grandchildren, Brittanie Hembree, Alexis Young and Trey Wittman of Okmulgee; sister and brother-in-laws Sue and J.R. Gleason of Okmulgee, Julie and Tom Cole of Bonham, TX; sister Charlotte Klutts of Okmulgee; and a host of nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home Chapel in Okmulgee.
Arrangements are under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee.
Memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with the family on Jimmy’s Tribute Page of our website at www.mcclendon-winters.com
Lawrence Louis Bonham died at his home in Beggs on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 87 years of age. Lawrence was born in Beggs on September 4, 1925 to Emery Eugene and Era (Lawrence) Bonham. On December 21, 1944 he married Betty Lou Lee. He loved work as a farmer and was able to purchase his own farm in 1958. He served on the ASCS Community Committee from 1957 until elected to the ASCS County Committee, serving until 1981. In 1976 the Bonham’s were Okmulgee County’s Outstanding Farm Family. He was very active helping with 4H and FFA kids and helped build the FFA show barn. Lawrence worked for the Nuyaka Rural Water District #7 for eight years. He began attending the Beggs First Assembly of God Church in 1950 and was elected a deacon in 1960, serving for 35 plus years.
Lawrence was preceded in death by his wife Betty on March 15, 2013, his parents, three sons: Lee Livingston Bonham, Everett Eugene Bonham and Lawrence Louis Bonham, II and two brothers: Walter Bonham and Gene Bonham. He is survived by one son Michael Bonham and wife Yvette of Beggs, seven grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, a sister Hazel Greer and husband Jerry of Cincinnati, Ohio and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, August 16, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the First Assembly of God Church in Beggs with Reverend Robert Yandell officiating assisted by Reverend Bill Storie. Interment will follow at the Beggs Cemetery. Casket bearers are Andy Arnold, Mickey Wilburn, Jim Pilkington, Kenny Gibbens, Blaine Abbott and James Maddux. Honorary casket bearer is William Coksie. Friends may see Lawrence at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home in Beggs on Thursday from 12:00 – 8:00 P.M. Memories, condolences, photos and videos may be shared with the family on Lawrence’s tribute page at www.mcclendon-winters.com