BY Staff Reports
Friday, February 22, 2013
2/22/13 at 2:50 AM
Aaron, Stephen Jr., 63, upholsterer, died Wednesday. Services pending. Add'Vantage.
Boardman, Jera Jill, 53, homemaker, died Tuesday. Services pending. Freeman Harris.
David, Alfred Eugene "Corkey," 71, concrete finisher, died Wednesday. Services pending. Serenity.
Dennie Leshie, Norma, 79, retired educator, died Friday in Bryan, Texas. Delta Sigma Theta service 6 p.m. Friday, Crown Hill Chapel, and service 2 p.m. Saturday, Vernon Chapel AME Church.
Duncan, Donald Wray, 96, retired from the Tulsa Fire Department, died Sunday. Private family services.
Ellis, Jeanne P., 95, homemaker, died Thursday. Private family services. Ninde Brookside.
Fields, Roy E., 60, Jack Wills Outdoor Living employee, died Tuesday. Service 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Fitzgerald Southwood Colonial Funeral Home Chapel.
Horton, Jo Anne, 47, homemaker, died Feb. 16. Visitation noon-5 p.m. Friday and service 9:30 a.m. Saturday, both at Reynolds Funeral Home.
Jumper, Sarah D. (Johnson), age unavailable, homemaker, died Wednesday. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, Christ Temple CME Church. Jack's.
Lafayette, Ben Aguilar, 89, Lafayette Manufacturing machinist, died Tuesday. Rosary 7 p.m. Friday and service 10 a.m. Saturday, both at Moore's Southlawn Funeral Home.
Leikam, Carl Robert "Bob," 86, investments worker, died Wednesday. Visitation 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Moore's Rosewood Funeral Home, and service 2 p.m. Tuesday, First Presbyterian Church.
MacDonald, Francis Louise LeCompte, 90, died Thursday. Memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday, Church of the Resurrection.
McPherson, Margaret E., 63, homemaker, died Thursday. Services pending. Cremation Society.
Medina, Isidro F. "Chico," 88, retired Southern Hills Country Club men's grill manager, died Wednesday. Services pending. Fitzgerald Ivy.
Parker, Carl Edward, 59, drywall installer, died Feb. 16. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, Metropolitan Baptist Church. Jack's.
Payton, Larry E., 64, Celebrity Attractions owner and president, died Monday. Visitation 5-6 p.m. Friday, Floral Haven Funeral Home, Broken Arrow, and service 2 p.m. Saturday, First Baptist Church.
Reib, Alma "Jean," 93, Noble Drilling Corp. executive secretary, died Wednesday. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Sunday and service 11 a.m. Monday, both at Moore's Southlawn Funeral Home.
Rice, Ellen Marie, 85, homemaker, died Thursday. Visitation 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Moore's Eastlawn Funeral Home, and service 11 a.m. Monday, Bible Baptist Temple.
Roberts, David J., 71, senior programmer and analyst, died Sunday in Plainfield, Ind. Rosary 7 p.m. Monday and funeral Mass 2 p.m. Tuesday, both at Holy Family Cathedral. Moore's Eastlawn.
Robinson, Carolyn Frances (Work), 99, teacher, died Tuesday. Memorial service 11 a.m. Saturday, St. John's Episcopal Church. Mark Griffith-Westwood.
Simmons, Don, 66, died Wednesday. Services pending. Kennedy-Midtown.
Smith, Merle E. "Sammy," 84, mechanic, died Wednesday. Service 1 p.m. Monday, First Seventh-day Adventist Church. Butler-Stumpff.
Synder, LaDonna, 65, caregiver, died Wednesday. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Friday and service noon Saturday, both at Reynolds Funeral Home.
Funeral home, church and cemetery locations are in the city under which the death notice is listed unless otherwise noted.
Avant - Laura R. Henson, 87, homemaker, died Wednesday in Bartlesville. Services pending. Sien-Shelton, Skiatook.
Barnsdall - Henry Thomas Townley, 77, died Tuesday. Service 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Lighthouse Family Worship Center. Stumpff.
Bixby - Beatrice Naomi Jackson, 94, cook, died Feb. 7. Service 1 p.m. Saturday, Bixby High School. Keith D. Biglow, Tulsa.
Broken Arrow - Helen Brooks, 92, homemaker, died Wednesday. Services pending. Moore's Southlawn, Tulsa.
- June (Turley) Ensminger, 78, homemaker, died Wednesday. Memorial service 2 p.m. Monday, Mallett Funeral Home Chapel, Wagoner.
- Betty Jean Hausen, 88, homemaker, died Thursday. Services pending. Hayhurst.
- Darby James Klingensmith-Murray, infant son of Whitney Klingensmith and Kevin Murray, died Monday. Service 10 a.m. Friday, Floral Haven Funeral Home Chapel.
- Naomi F. (Sanders) Medlock, 73, Ralph Sanders & Associates Inc. real estate broker, died Wednesday. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Hayhurst Funeral Home, and service 10 a.m. Monday, First Baptist Church.
Cookson - Bradford Brooks, 56, veteran, died Wednesday. Services pending. Reed-Culver, Tahlequah.
Dewey - George "Albert" Howard, 78, Stumpff Funeral Home & Crematory funeral assistant, died Wednesday. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Stumpff Funeral Home, Bartlesville, and service 2 p.m. Monday, Bartlesville Southern Baptist Church, Bartlesville.
Eufaula - Keith Duane Marshall Sr., 51, retired machinist, died Tuesday in Tulsa. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Mallory-Martin Funeral Home Chapel, Stigler.
Fort Gibson - Myrna Loy Brannon, 76, homemaker, died Wednesday. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home Chapel, Muskogee.
Glenpool - Donny Ray Mason, 62, sales representative, died Feb. 15. Graveside service 1 p.m. Wednesday, Woodland Memorial Park, Sand Springs. Moore's Southlawn, Tulsa.
Grove - Virginia Edsall, 100, homemaker, died Tuesday. Service 10 a.m. Monday, Grace Presbyterian Church. Nichols.
Hallett - Jack R. Broam, 52, Midwest Crane operator, died Monday. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, First Christian Church. Chapman-Black, Cleveland, Okla.
Haskell - Roy Lester Fulsom Sr., 79, died Wednesday in Muskogee. Services pending. Granger-House of Winn, Muskogee.
Heavener - Harlan George Vinson Sr., 83, former county commissioner, died Thursday. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dowden Funeral Home, and service 2 p.m. Saturday, Springhill Baptist Church, Howe.
Henryetta - Riley William Layne, 91, PPG Industries supervisor, formerly of Henryetta, died Wednesday in Tulsa. Visitation 1-8 p.m. Sunday and service 2 p.m. Monday, both at Shurden Funeral Home.
Locust Grove - Linda Estep, 57, died Thursday in Tulsa. Services pending. Key.
- Thidell McCuistion, 80, Zebco shipping foreman, died Thursday in Salina. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, Locust Grove Funeral Home Chapel.
Mannford - Eddie Franklin Fairchild, 67, forklift operator, died Sunday. Service 1 p.m. Saturday, Mannford Assembly of God. Schaudt's, Glenpool.
McAlester - John Smith, 93, construction worker, died Feb. 14. Memorial service 2 p.m. Saturday, New Bethel Baptist Church. Chaney-Harkins Funeral Home.
Miami - Jack C. Housman, 79, U.S. Forest Service worker, died Monday in Willits, Calif. Graveside service 11 a.m. Tuesday, Ottawa Indian Cemetery. Brown-Winters.
Muskogee - Helen Marie Hutton, 64, day-care coordinator, died Feb. 14 in Tulsa. Visitation 1-7 p.m. Friday, Ragsdale Funeral Home, and service 11 a.m. Saturday, Praise Center Family Church.
- Edsel Leon Roberts, 90, farmer, died Wednesday. Service 10 a.m. Monday, Elm Grove Assembly of God. Lescher-Millsap.
Okmulgee - C.R. Franklin, 99, Assembly of God minister, died Thursday. Services pending. McClendon-Winters.
Owasso - James E. Braden, 89, Texaco refinery worker, died Wednesday. Services pending. Moore's Southlawn, Tulsa.
Ponca City - Kenneth J. "Ken" Miles, 90, organ and piano salesman, died Wednesday. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, First Baptist Church. Grace.
Sapulpa - Alan Billingsly, 50, construction worker, died Tuesday in Okmulgee. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Cornerstone Church, Sand Springs. Smith.
Stilwell - L.D. Wayne Brannon, 75, Rural Water District No. 2 superintendent, died Wednesday in Fort Smith, Ark. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, Roberts/Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel.
Tahlequah - Bobby Comfort, 29, catalyst industry technician, died Monday. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel.
- Andalynn Brooke Vann, infant daughter of Bianca Green and Andrew Vann, died Sunday. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Reed-Culver Funeral Home Chapel.
Terlton - Diane Earlene (Robison) Bitters, 69, homemaker, died Thursday. Services pending. Kennedy-Midtown, Tulsa.
Tonkawa - Janie M. (Creasey) Milligan, 62, homemaker, died Tuesday. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Anderson Funeral Home Chapel.
Weleetka - Kathryn Galena Parrish, 80, died Wednesday in Norman. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Prairie View Missionary Baptist Church, Hendrix. Holmes-Coffey-Murray, Durant.
Whitesboro - John Cranford, 70, Department of Corrections maintenance superintendent, died Wednesday in Fort Smith, Ark. Service 3 p.m. Saturday, Whitesboro Assembly of God. Talihina Funeral Home, Talihina.
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