Graveside rites will be held Friday, July 1 at 3 p.m. for Connie Sue “Susie” Schad had at the George-Davis Cemetery east of Holdenville.
Susie was born March 18, 1958 in Wichita, Kansas to Roy and Nora (Davis) George and died June 26, 2016 in Oklahoma City at the age of 58.
She was raised in Wichita and attended school there.
As a young lady she married Joe Schad and they continued to reside in Wichita and to this union three children were born.
She is remembered as a loving mother and homemaker.
Her family was originally from Oklahoma and she always had a second home in Hughes County.
Most recently she had been staying with family in Edmond due to her final illness.
She enjoyed going to the casino but her greatest joy in life was spending time with her granddaughters. She loved her "girls". She also had a special place in her heart for her pet Chihuahua, Zoey.
She was preceded in death by her sisters Agnes Al-Daubaugh and Raylene Pern and a brother-in-law Dennis Lafferty.
Survivors include her three children, Wegus Schad and Joey Schad and companion Jill Murrow of Edmond and Anissa Schad and fiancée Dustin Lambert of Oklahoma City; two brothers, Reed George of Michigan and Gene George of Wichita, Kansas; two sisters Allene Lafferty of Norman and Mary Lou Bierman of Texas; two granddaughters Sierra and Joey Schad of Edmond; along with several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Interment will follow services under the direction of Williamson-Spradlin Funeral Home of Wetumka.
Memorial services will be held for Janet Ann Dragna Howard at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wewoka.
Janet was born March 20, 1954 in Franklin, Louisiana to Matile “Mat” Anthony and Hazel Margaret Landry Dragna and died June 23, 2016 in Oklahoma City at the age of 62.
She graduated from Morgan City Louisiana Central Catholic High School and attended Spencer Business College in Lafayette Louisiana.
She worked many years as a Bookkeeper in the Banking Industry at the Morgan City Bank and worked over 20 years as a legal secretary at her husbands law firm.
Janet was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Morgan City, Louisiana.
She married Pascal M. Howard on July 23, 1977 at Morgan City Louisiana Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Janet enjoyed traveling the Gulf Coast and all over the south, dinning out, going to Museums, dog and horse racing, spending time in New Orleans, working in her flower garden, reading books and especially loved her dogs.
Survivors include her husband; Pascal Howard of Wewoka, Oklahoma, her son; Timothy Howard of Chicago Illinois, sisters; Anita (Herb) Dragna Stanley of Morgan City Louisiana, Celeste Dragna of Breaux Bridge Louisiana, Her sister in law's; Margret Ann Snyder (Dr. David D.) of Oklahoma City, Barbara Mowbray Griggs of Oklahoma City, Joan (John) Imes of Oklahoma City, brother in law's; Jamie (Tracy) Howard of Norman, Philip (Jane) Howard of Wewoka, Lee Pierce Howard of Oklahoma City, Bobby Howard of Wewoka and numerous other relatives and friends.
Janet was preceded in death by her parents, daughter; Jennifer Howard, and her brother Andrea Dragna.
Services are under the direction of Stout-Phillips Funeral Home of Wewoka.
Funeral services will be held for Rosalee Abney are will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at the Freewill Baptist Church of Non. Bro. Bill Adcock will officiate the service.
Rosalee was born Aug. 20, 1924 in Bearden to Andrew Jackson Royster and Minnie Magdaline (Ott) Royster and died June 26, 2016 in Non.
She attended Social Hill Public School.
On Sept. 4, 1937 she married her sweetheart, Vernon Abney. The couple enjoyed over 60 years of marriage and had two children, Tony and Lyndol.
Rosalee was a homemaker who loved to cook and have her family around. She was an excellent cook and everyone loved to gather at her place and enjoy her meals. She was a faithful servant of the Lord and enjoyed attending and fellowships at the Freewill Baptist Church of Non.
Tending to her garden and yard work were favorite pastimes. She took pride in her yard and making it beautiful. In her younger years she worked the cattle and tended to needs around her farm. Staying abreast of current events and politics was important to Rosalee. She enjoyed many lively conversations with family and friends regarding both.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Abney, parents Andrew and Minnie Royster, great-grandson Trevor Bane, brother Troy Royster, sisters Ruby Abney, Edith McFerran, Mildred Morris, Leona Price, Thelma Clift and Julene Willard.
Survivors include her children Tony Abney and wife Sue of Non, Lyndol Willard of Glenpool, grandchildren Sheila Bane of Glenpool, Jeff McDonald and wife Jaymi of Glenpool, Scott McDonald of Glenpool, Tim Abney and wife Rhonda of Non, Terra Peters and husband Tony of Ada, great-grandchildren Andrea Bane, Alexis Bane, Morgan Fox, Lindsey Fox, Emily Abney, Trendon McDonald as well as many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be Tim Abney, Jeff McDonald, Scott McDonald, Randy Willard, Kenny Royster and Lawayne Morris. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy McFerran, Gene Clift, Ronnie Davis, Terry Abney, C. L. Thornton, Roger Shields and Royce Montgomery.
Interment will follow at the Non Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home of Holdenville.
Memorial services were held for Wilma (Bell) Thetford at First Church of God in Holdenville on June 28, 2016. Pastor Jon Ewers officiated the service.
Wilma was born Aug. 9, 1925 to Maggie Menyen and Charlie Bell in Marlow, OK. in Stephens County and she died June 25, 2016 at her home in Wetumka at the age of 90.
She came to Hughes County at the age of 9 and lived here since that time, graduating from Spaulding High School as senior class valedictorian.
She and Edmon Thetford of Holdenville were married Feb. 20, 1945 and they celebrated 71 years of married life in February 2016.
Wilma was a devoted homemaker and mother to sons, Kenny Michael of Bethany Beach, Delaware and Jeffrey Kevin of Holdenville, three grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
She also worked as a seamstress for the Seampruf Company as well as Big Yank Incorporated retiring at the age of 62.
Wilma loved piecing quilts and making quilts for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as others in the community.
She also enjoyed reading, gardening and canning for her family.
She was a devoted part of the First Church of God family, often supporting the After School Program to help educate young children about Christianity.
She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and three sisters, several nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Kevin Thetford, Wayne Reid, Richard Nolen, P. D. Brown, Phillip Lee and Larry Storts.
Interment followed services at the Glory Cemetery in Holdenville.
Hudson Phillips Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the After School Program at First Church of God, 624 East Main Street, Holdenville, Oklahoma 74848.
Services for Irene Thompson will be held Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Faith Baptist Church in Dustin. Interment will follow at the Proctor Family Cemetery near Hanna. Wake services will be held Friday, June 24 at 7 p.m. at the Faith Baptist Church in Dustin.
Irene was born April 14, 1939 in Hanna, Oklahoma to Willie Proctor and Fannie (Tiger) Proctor and died June 21, 2016 in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the age of 77.
Irene had been a resident of the Okemah area since 1993.
She worked as a seamstress and was a member of the Helubby Church near Hanna. She enjoyed sewing, playing pool and attending stomp dances.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her two husbands, Lewis Harjo and Russell Thompson; and two brothers, Sandy Proctor and Willie Proctor, Jr.
Survivors include her sister, Yanah Proctor of Dustin; ve sons, Legus Harjo of Okemah, Randy Lee Harjo and wife Robin of Del City, Ron Harjo and wife Erma Roxie of Oklahoma City, Lewis Harjo, Jr. of Okemah and Jerry Don Harjo and wife Nancy of Del City; two daughters, Marlene Scott and husband David of Oklahoma City and Melody Monica Robinson and husband Billy of Oklahoma City; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home of Okemah.
Funeral services were held June 21, 2016 at the Banner Baptist Church in Horntown for Frances “Juanita” Mauldin with her nephew Rev. Martin Gustin and his wife Rev. Donna Gustin of ciating.
Juanita was born April 28, 1922 in Wetumka to John Paul Schultz and Ochria Faye (Blythe) Schultz and died June 17, 2016 in Shawnee.
She attended school at Moss Public Schools. Juanita was baptized at an early age in a farm pond outside of Horntown.
She worked as a “Rosie the Riveter” during World War II on P-38 Fighter Planes at Douglas Aircraft in Tulsa. Being one of the “Rosie the Riveters” was something she was always proud of.
On March 5, 1943 she married Vernon Leo Mauldin in North Augusta, South Carolina. They had three children, Ronda, Steve and Stan.
Farming and ranching was something that Juanita also had a passion for. She was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association. She enjoyed raising quarter horses and cattle. At one time she also raised German Shepard and Blue Heeler dogs.
She was a wonderful cook for her family and loved ones. She was also a perfectionist at almost everything she did which included her love for sewing. She had the ability and fore- sight to do just about anything that she set her mind on from tearing out walls in the house and remodeling to helping with brushhogging and plowing on the tractor in the elds on their farm.
Juanita spent her entire career of over 27 years as a bank teller/bookkeeper at the First National Bank and People’s State Bank in Holdenville and First National Bank of Wewoka.
She also worked a short time as an inspector at Seampruf in Holdenville.
She loved her family and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and friends.
Juanita was preceded in death by her par- ents, husband Vernon, sisters Pauline (Schultz) Miller, Mary Catherine (Schultz) Henson, Lois (Moss) Smith, brother Loyd Moss and one precious grandson, Scott Austin Mauldin.
She is survived by her daughter, Ronda Hillman, and husband, Joe of Shawnee, and two sons, Steve Mauldin, of Holdenville, Stan Mauldin, and wife, Kim, of Bartlesville; three grandsons, Ron Hillman, of Shawnee, Jon Hillman and wife Jennifer, of Prosper, TX, and Sage Mauldin of Norman, 3 great-granddaughters: Ashia Hillman, of Ada, Ella and Ava Hillman, of Prosper, TX; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were her grandsons: Ron Hillman, Jon Hillman and Sage Mauldin, nephews Danny Mauldin, Benny Mauldin and Randy Mauldin.
Interment will follow services at the Calvin Cemetery.
Services were under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home in Holdenville.
Funeral services for Bill Bunch of McAlester were held June 21, 2016 at Lakewood Christian Church in McAlester. Pastor Cliff House of ciated. Interment followed at the Holdenville Cemetery.
Bill was born Nov. 20, 1931 in Holdenville to Roy and Ruby (Loftis) Bunch and died June 18, 2016 at McAlester Regional Health Center at the age of 84.
He served in the United States Navy during the Korean Con ict.
On Oct. 1, 1954, Bill married Wanda Conley.
He was an instrumentation and calibration technician for Arkla Gas.
Bill enjoyed shing, hunting and camping.
He was a member of Lakewood Christian Church.
Preceding him in death were his wife, Wanda; his parents; his brothers: Floyd Bunch and Leslie Bunch and a sister, Margaret Thetford.
Survivors include his daughters, Jan Bunch, of the home, Tammi Conley of Choctaw and Kathi Bunch of the home; a granddaughter, Lauren Fallis of Oklahoma City; two sisters: Mary Jane Lee and Patsy Keefer; along with a host of other relatives and many friends.
Pallbearers were John Patton, John Kuykendall, Chris Wickware, Jim Harley, Darryl Barnes, John Woods and Cliff Pitner.
Services and arrangements were under the direction of Brumley-Mills funeral Home in McAlester.
Funeral services were held June 21, 2016 for Maureen Harjo at the Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel in Holdenville. Rev. Jimmy An- derson and Rev. Frank Moppin of ciated.
Maureen was born Feb. 24, 1933 in Wewoka to Sam Tiger and Annie (Gooden) Tiger and died June 16, 2016 in Holdenville.
She graduated from Calvin High School and later married Rev. Vernon L. Harjo.
The couple made their home in the Holden- ville and Wewoka areas.
Maureen worked for 19 years as a seam- stress at Seampruf in Holdenville.
She dedicated her life to the service of the Lord and her family. She loved working for the church and serving in capacity including Sister’s Leader and making tea for fellowships.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband Rev. Vernon Harjo; a son, Stanley Ti- ger and three nephews.
Survivors include her daughter, Cynthia Spain and husband Bill Sr. of Wewoka, sisters Louise Scott of Shawnee, Madeline Trusty of Denver, CO, Marcella Owen of Holdenville, brothers Malcom Tiger and wife Betty of Holdenville, Martin Joshua and wife Alice of Oklahoma City, and Eddie Gooden and wife Carol of New Mexico, six grandchildren, ve great-grandchildren, as well as a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Cepon Lowe, Chayne Reyes, Isaac Simpson, Danny George, Bunny Powell and Lee Scott. Honorary pallbearers were George Harjocee, Geneva Larney, Bill Spain Sr. and Dakota Shaw.
Interment followed services at the Many Springs Baptist Church Cemetery in Holden- ville.
Services were under the direction of Hud- son-Phillips Funeral Home in Holdenville.
Patsy Lee Abernathy Thompson, Co-Publisher of The Morris News, died Tuesday, May 17, 2016.
Viewing will be from noon until 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 19 at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home in Okmulgee, OK.
Funeral service will be held Friday, May 20, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Assembly of God Church in Wetumka.
Wilma Louise Lacy, 90 died May 5, 2016 at Rocky Mountain Care Center Clearfield. Throughout her life she had lived in Oklahoma, California, Alaska, North Carolina and most recently Utah.
She was born September 2, 1925 in Holdenville, Oklahoma the daughter of Gideon and Goldie Haywood Summy.
Wilma married James Walter Kennon Lacy on September 27, 1945 in Reno, Nevada.
She was a member of the Faith Baptist Church of Layton, Utah.
She loved crocheting, quilting, painting, crossword puzzles, the Bible, and watching sports, especially Sunday NFL. Wilma loved going to church. She was very proud of the fact that she drove an eighteen wheeler during WWII, where she met her husband.
Surviving are her three sons, Harvey (Judy) Lacy of Reno, NV; Jimmy Lacy of North Carolina; Floyd (Jennafer) Lacy of Syracuse, UT; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sister Selma, brother Tommy and his wife Norma.
Preceded in death by her husband, four grandchildren, two sisters and one brother.
Funeral services were held May 13, 2016 at the Williamson-Spradlin Funeral Home Chapel in Wetumka, Oklahoma. Rev. Jon Ewers officiated and family members served as pallbearers.
Interment followed services at Wetumka Cemetery under the direction of Williamson-Spradlin Funeral Home of Wetumka.