Gordon Willis Ingram

Obit-IngramServices will be held for Gordon Willis Ingram at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 at Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home in Holdenville. Bro. Tony and Sister Marla Chesser will officiate.
Gordon, of Holdenville, was born Jan. 26, 1938, in Wewoka to Thurman Beavie "Bill" and Minnie Wilma Shields Ingram and died Feb. 19, 2016, at his residence in Holdenville.
He grew up in Holdenville, and raised pigeons at his home on Willow Street.
Later, he followed his folks to California. While living there, he worked for Kaiser Steel, as a rigger, which he was very proud of. He became quite a hero, for saving a fellow-worker from being electrocuted; for which, he received a plaque from Kaiser Steel for bravery.
Also, while living in Napa Valley, California, he worked as a presser, and often pressed clothing items for the stars.
He was active in competitive archery, and won many trophies.
Gordon moved his family back to Holdenville in 1978, where he had many occupations, including: Oil Field work, as a presser for Ellis Cleaners, and was well-known for his expertise in that field.
He loved old westerns and old pistols as well. He was a very talented, self-taught artist, and could paint or draw anything, including portraits.
He loved to bowl, and won trophies.
Some time ago, Gordon began pursuing his love for archery once again, and in 1984, he opened the “Arrow Hut", in Holdenville. He was a self-taught bow and arrow expert, and was known as the "Bow Doctor".
He could rebuild arrows, even "refletching" the "feathers" on the back end of the arrow. Gordon could "tune" a bow, so that it would shoot straight again. In fact, his passion for archery was so great, he made an indoor range inside the "Arrow Hut", where archers could come and practice shooting. He loved to make his own arrows, and also made his own releases, which he called the G.I. Release.
Gordon could also make his own strings for the bow. His favorite bow was the long bow.
He is survived by his companion of 23 years, Imogene Capps, of the home; one daughter: Doreena Ingram of Burley, Idaho; one son: Daniel and wife, Laurie, of Burley, Idaho; his grandchildren: Darin Ingram and wife, Brittni, of McCall, Idaho, Allen Ingram and wife, Amanda, of Burley, Idaho; Sky Allen Davis and wife, Heather of Holdenville; 6 great grand- daughters: McKayla, Dakota, Mallory, Haven, and Alexis, all of Idaho; and Kyna Lee Davis, of Holdenville; two brothers: Bud Ingram and W.H. Ingram of Yeager and one sister: Beverly Ellicks, of McAlester and numerous nieces and nephews, close friend and hunting partner, Guy Fechter and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Larry Ingram of McAlester, two sisters, Frances Giboney of Yeager and Barbara Ann Ingram of Holdenville, one daughter, Gina Ingram, one son, Brent Allen Ingram of Holdenville, and three great-great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Corey Fechter, Guy Fechter, Billy McCarn, Donnie McCarn, Larry Palacios and Jackie Siegrist.  Honorary pallbearers will be Daniel Ingram, Darrell Murphy, Duane Sadekoski, Milton Komeski and Shawn Seely.
Interment will follow services at the Holdenville Cemetery under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home of Holdenville.

Edward (Toskie) Marvin Scott

Obit-ScottFuneral services will be held Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 at 1 p.m. for Edward (Toskie) Marvin Scott at Williamson-Spradlin Funeral Home Chapel in Wetumka with Rev. Donnie Williamson officiating.
Edward was born Feb. 1, 1930 in Wetumka to Wiley Scott and Kogee Hully Scott and died Feb. 19, 2016 with those whom he loved by his side at the age of 85.
He was a longtime member of the Thlopthlocco United Methodist Church where he was an active member.
Edward was raised in Wetumka, where he attended elementary and high school and graduated in 1949.
After graduation, he attended Oklahoma A & M for two years where he received his Associates of Arts degree on May 27, 1956.
Edward then enlisted in the United States Army and did his basic training at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. He served for four years and was honorably discharged on May 31, 1961.
After his discharge from the military, he moved back to Oklahoma to earn his Bachelors degree in Education and attended OSU. While there, he was a member of the Delta Sigma Pi and was initiated into the Gamma Epsilon chapter on April 18, 1951.
Edward began his teaching career in Oklahoma City, then moved to Los Cruces, New Mexico where he taught elementary for 30 years.
On May 25, 1989, he retired from teaching at Mesilla Park Elementary, then returned home to Wetumka.
He could be quite the jokester.
Edward was an avid bowler and after retirement, he enjoyed visiting neighbors and Aunt Emma and Maxine daily. He also enjoyed reading novels, westerns, working crosswords and watching Jeopardy and Antiques Road Show.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sibling and nephews.
Survivors include Maxine Harjo of Wetumka, many cousins, other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers will be Victor Marshall, Victor Ryan Marshall, Dylan Rogers, Paul Branscum, Eric Branscrum and Bill Rogers.
Honorary pallbearers are Arlie Nolen, Kenny Hill, Bill Parker and Milton Banta.
Interment will follow services at Thlopthlocco United Methodist Church Cemetery under the direction of Williamson-Spradlin Funeral Home of Wetumka.

Charles William Morgan

Services for Charles William Morgan will be  held Thursday, Feb. 25. 2016 at 2 p.m. at Williamson-Spradlin Funeral Home in Wetumka. Charles was born Feb. 22, 1955 and died Feb. 21, 2016. A full obituary will appear in the next edition of The TIMES.

Michael Wayne Shockley

Funeral services for Michael Wayne Shockley were held Feb. 20, 2016 at the Holdenville Cemetery Chapel with Bill Robinson officiating.
Mike was born Nov. 29, 1951 in Holdenville to Hestle Branford and Lorene (Hamlin) Shockley and died Feb. 17, 2016 in Norman.
He graduated from Holdenville High School and later attended Okmulgee Tech.  He worked for the Holdenville Public School until his retirement.
After his retirement, he enjoyed metal detecting and would find many artifacts during his adventures.
He married Mary Alice Lyons on March 18, 1981.
Preceding Mike in death were his parents, his sister Margaret Holman and his brother Royce Shockley.
Survivors include his wife, Mary of the home, children Leslie Shockley of Konawa, Amy Hayes and husband Jamie of Burlington, Colorado, Jeremy Shockley and wife Leanne of Beavercreek, Ohio and Carri Christian of Beavercreek, Ohio, 12 grandchildren and 5 five great-grandchildren, sister Anna Beckett and a host of other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Devon Key, Cody Key, David Barbre, John Goodson, and Jeremy Shockley.  Honorary bearers will be Ed Meredith, James Cook, Steve Enos, Charles O’Kelley, Mike Goodson, James Stafford and Kenneth Steele.  Interment followed services at the Holdenville Cemetery.  Services were under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home of Holdenville.

Betty June Carter

Funeral services were held Feb. 23, 2016 for Betty June Carter at the Holdenville Cemetery Chapel.
Betty was born Aug. 12, 1933 in Holdenville to Thomas and Ella Mae (Stubblefield) Jackson and died Feb. 13, 2016 at her home in Holdenville at the age of 82.
She was brought up and attended schools in Holdenville.
Betty married Dan Mantle in Holdenville and moved to California, where she lived for four years before returning to Holdenville.
She was married to Lawton Carter in Holdenville on Dec. 29, 1973, who died after 40 years together, on May 19, 2013.
She enjoyed gardening, and loved cooking and collecting recipes. Her favorite thing was enjoying the company of her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Lawton Carter.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Eric Johnson of Fremont, CA.; two grandchildren, Graham Johnson and Daniel Johnson, also of Fremont; one sister, Jo Freeman of Garden City, KS.; other family members and friends.
Services were under direction of Fisher Funeral Home of Holdenville.

Rev. Lorenzo Calderon

Funeral services for Rev. Lorenzo Calderon of Lamar were held Feb. 23, 2016 at the Holdenville Church of the Nazarene. Rev. Dane Robinson officiated.
Lorenzo was born Feb. 23, 1947 in Dallas, TX. to Joe and Guadalupe Calderon and died Feb. 20, 2016.
He worked as a mechanic in his younger years and continued to enjoy working on cars throughout his life.
He married Aurora Esparza on Nov. 9, 1963 in Dallas, Texas.  He gave his life to the Lord on March 18, 1975 and in 1980 was ordained into the ministry.
He began as a pastor at Templo De Jesucristo in Dallas, Texas.
Over his lifetime, Rev. Calderon devoted his life to serving the Lord and in turn serving others.
He enjoyed spending time with his wife and family.  He was musically inclined as well and played several instruments.  He and Aurora enjoyed fishing and just spending time together.
Preceding him in death were his parents, sister Aurora H. Calderon and brother Joe I. Calderon.
Survivors include his wife Aurora of the home, children Lorenzo Calderon Jr. of Holdenville, Phillip Calderon and wife Lorie of Dallas, Mark A. Calderon of Dallas, Toby Calderon and wife Veronica of Arlington, Texas, and Sabrina Calderon of Lamar, grandchildren Lorenzo Calderon III, Emila Catarina Calderon, Leia Calderon, Alexandria Calderon Chavez, Joshua Calderon, Brinkley Calderon, Dominique Calderon, Gina Castillo, Sergio Calderon, Adriana Calderon, Michael Calderon, great-grandchildren Lorenzo Calderon IV and Catarina Aurora Magana, brother Adam Calderon of Irving, Texas, former daughters-in-law Delores Garcia Calderon of Dallas and Rosalea Calderon-Joos of Las Vegas, as well as numerous other relatives and friends.
Honorary pallbearers were his sons and grandsons, Lorenzo Calderon Jr., Phillip Calderon, Mark A. Calderon, Toby Calderon, Lorenzo Calderon III, Joshua Calderon, Sergio Calderon and Michael Calderon.
Services were under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home of Holdenville.

Jimmie L. Sanders

Funeral services for Jimmie L. Sanders will be held Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 at 1 p.m. at the Prairie Spring Indian Baptist Church in Okemah. Interment will follow at the Butcher #2 Cemetery in Okemah. Wake services will be held Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 at 7 p.m. at the Prairie Spring Indian Baptist Church.
Jimmie was born Nov. 27, 1932 in Henryetta, Oklahoma to Jimmy Sanders and Julia (Willingham) Sanders and died Feb. 22, 2016 in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the age of 83.
He was a resident of Okfuskee County, Oklahoma. He was a Native American custom and history educator and re-enactor.
He loved teaching people about the Native American Customs and ways of living.
He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and served his country with the United States Army during the Korean War.
Jimmie was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Leona Butcher; one sister, Lechita Sanders and one nephew, John Buckley.
Survivors include his two daughters, Maedine Sanders of Okemah and Cindy Sanders of Okemah; three sisters, Gay Hess of Muskogee, Betty Stone of Sacremento, California and Conchita Bayhylle of Pawnee, Oklahoma and four grandchildren, Michael Fixico, Sarah Fixico, David Frye and Mattie Frye; other relatives and many friends.
Serving as active pallbearers will be Eric Hess, Arharlock Buckley, Martin Littlebear, Travis Pigeon, Noel Grayson and Walter Gowan.
Services will be under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home of Okemah.

Joe Franklin Lucas

Services to celebrate the life of Joe Franklin Lucas were held Feb. 23, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Holdenville.  Bro. Jason Yarbrough officiated.
Joe was born Dec. 30, 1921 to Anna Kathryn (Marlin) Lucas and Clive Orville Lucas and died Feb. 18, 2016 in Holdenville.
He lived all his 94 years in Holdenville.
Joe graduated from Holdenville High School in 1939 and in the fall of that year he began his college years at Virginia Polytechnic Institute (V. P. I.), a military school in Blacksburg, Virginia.  He went straight from VPI into military service where he was a 2nd Lt. in the Army.
He was assigned to an anti-aircraft battalion at Ft. Stewart, Georgia and subsequently volunteered to go overseas, as part of an all-officer company that was to be the replacement officers for the Normandy invasion.
Joe took part in the Battle of the Bulge and ended his service in Munich, Germany in 1945.  In September of 1945, he was sent home because his father had a heart attack.
After enrolling at OU Law School, he was called home again due to his father’s second stroke which was fatal.
Back in Holdenville, he took over his father’s insurance business, USF&G.
Joe married Martha Washington on May 18, 1947.
Joe’s passions were golf, OU football, opera, and Brittany Spaniel dogs.  He was a member of the Holdenville Kiwanis Club, was past President of the Holdenville Industrial Authority and an active member of the American Legion.  He served as a deacon for many years at the First Baptist Church in Holdenville, as well as interim music director on several occasions.  He also taught Sunday School.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents and his grandson, Andy Lucas.
Survivors include his wife of almost 69 years, Martha of the home, two sons John Lucas and wife Amanda of Jacksonville, Florida, and Robert Lucas and wife Kay of Austin, Texas; his grandchildren, Chris Lucas and wife Erika, Jon Duffy and wife Naila, Jessica Lawson and Meredith Lucas; great-grandchildren, Clayton Hodson, Paulina and Mia Lucas and Luke Lawson; former daughter-in-law Melissa Taylor and husband Rick; many other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were John Lucas, Bob Lucas, Chris Lucas, Jim Dooly, Mark Olney, Bill Robinson, Tom Janes and Mark Hennen.  Honorary pallbearers were members of the Kiwanis Club, First Baptist Church Deacons, John Nance and Floyd Johnson.
Interment followed services at the Holdenville Cemetery.
Services were under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home in Holdenville.

Ruth Elizabeth Cruce Stevenson

Graveside services for Ruth Elizabeth Cruce Stevenson were held Feb. 22, 2016 at the Highland Cemetery in Okemah.
Ruth was born Feb. 20, 1931 in Ava, Missouri to Henry and Alcie (Tompkins) Stice and died Feb. 18, 2016 in Okemah at the age of 84.
She had been a resident of the Okemah area most all of her life. She worked as a nursing home medical aide and also as the head cook of the Paden Senior Citizen’s Center.
Ruth also worked at the Pharoah Sewing Factory and at the Okemah Wrangler Plant. She enjoyed fishing, gardening and canning. She was also a member of the Landmark Missionary Baptist Church of Okemah.
She was preceded in death by her parents; spouses, Selvin Cruce and Bill Stevenson and four brothers, Ralph, Thomas, Kenneth and Jackie Stice.
Survivors include her three sons, Alan Lee Cruce and wife Patricia of Skiatook, Jody Dale Cruce of Okemah and Ardell Selvin Cruce of Okemah; one daughter, Judy McVeigh and husband Rick of Sapulpa; one sister, Ruby Lee Sanders of Tulsa and numerous other relatives and friends.

Christine “Sweet Pea” Ackerman

Funeral services for Christine “Sweet Pea” Ackerman were held Feb. 24, 2016 at the Parks Brothers Funeral Home Chapel in Okemah. Interment followed at the Castle Cemetery.
Christine was born Aug. 12, 1968 in Claremore, Oklahoma to Jerry Wayne Johnson and Jo Ann (Long) Johnson and died Feb. 19, 2016 at her home in Okemah at the age of 47.
She had been a resident of the Okemah area most all of her life. She worked as a home health care worker and enjoyed fishing and playing bingo.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Jerry P. Johnson.
Survivors include her husband, Don Dave Ackerman of Okemah; two sons, Johnathan Johnson of Okemah and Cody and Jess Johnson of Okemah; four daughters, Kristin Johnson of Okemah, Melinda Woodruff of Okemah, Feather Ackerman of Okemah and Rebecca Ackerman of Cromwell; two brothers, Marvin Johnson and wife Michelle of Okemah and Trampas Johnson and wife Kay of Wetumka, Oklahoma; four sisters, Terri Tillery and husband Steve of Okemah, Linda Williamson and husband Wayne of Okemah, Barbara Smith and husband Wes of Okemah and Kimberly Billings of Castle; 10 grandchildren, a host of other relatives and many friends.
Services were under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Home of Okemah and officiated by Mark and Terita Rich.