Friday, June 29, 2012

Donald E. Dayhuff

Donald E. Dayhuff Memorial service for Donald E. Dayhuff, 86, was at 3 p.m. Sun., June 24, at The First United Church of Arvada, Colo. Don was a 1943 Hennessey High School grad and his parents wer Curtis and Elsie Pearl Dayhuff. A petroleum geologist and World War II Navy veteran, Don was a devoted scout leader and a dedicated volunteer. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Gloria; a sister, Inez Kee; a daughter, Chris Hasan; sons, Eric (Pat), and Kurt (Dorie), and daughter, Kitty (Jack) Moore; 12 grandchildren and three and three-quarters great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, The Tennyson Center for Children, Boulder/Broomfield Hospice or your local hospice.

Donald Wayne Lott

Donald Wayne Lott Funeral for Donald Wayne Lott, 56, will be 10 a.m. today, June 29, 2012, at First Baptist Church officiated by L.D. Choate. Burial will follow in Hennessey Cemetery under the direction of Cordry-Gritz Funeral Home, Hennessey. Don was born Sept. 23, 1955, in Pawhuska to Velda and Maudie Patton Lott and died Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at Hennessey Care Center. He graduated from Hennessey High School. Don married Nancy Shaw in Hennessey. He was a member of 132 Bible Church. Don was a longtime employee of SJL Well Service. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, fishing, hunting, racing and watching women’s college softball and playing the slots. He is survived by daughter, Julie Dawn Matthews and husband Kaden of Kingfisher; son, Kendon Lee Lott of Edmond; special companion, Gina Wanzer; granddaughter, Jancee Matthews; grandson, Tytace Prince; brothers, Roy Dale Lott and wife Barbara of Sterling, Eugene Lott and wife Pat of Kingfisher, and Jim Lott and wife Brenda of Hennessey; sisters, Helen Flud and husband Henry of Hennessey, Bonnie Golay and husband Buster of Ponca City, Paula Smith and husband Bill of Iowa, and Janelle Burnette and husband Jeff of Ohio; sisters-in-law, Patti Parrish and husband John of Oklahoma City, Joy Dimery of Oklahoma City, and Aimee Williams and husband Greg of Luther; brother-in-law, Mike Shaw and wife Dawn of Hennessey. Don was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy; daughter, April Lott; his parents; three brothers, Jackie Lott, Kenneth Lott and Charlie Lott; and two sisters, JoAnn Guffey and Maudie Golay. Memorial donations may be made in his name through the funeral home to the April Lott Scholarship Fund.

Floyd James Jr.

Floyd James Jr. Services for Floyd James Jr., 71, Hennessey, will be at 1 p.m., Thurs., June 28, at the First Baptist Church of Hennessey. Todd Cameron will officiate. Burial will be at the Morrison Cemetery west of town with Russworm Funeral Home of Enid in charge of the arrangements. He died Thurs., June 21, 2012, at Integris Bass Baptist Hospital in Enid. Floyd was born April 17, 1941 in Hennessey to Floyd Sr. and Rubie James. He attended school at Hall High, Dunbar in 1950. The family moved to Kansas in 1955, then moved back to Oklahoma and Floyd attended Hennessey High School and played football. Floyd joined the U.S. Navy in 1958 on his 17th birthday and served on the U.S.S. Bausell and the U.S.S. Braine. He was honorably discharged Nov. 24, 1961. Floyd worked for several farmers, at Hennessey Lumber, for Tony Harris, the C-Stop and most recently, Terry's Pump & Supply. He and Barbara Stone were married Oct. 13, 1967. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Edward Dewayne James; two daughters, Barbara and Fayetta; two sons, Edward and Vernon, and one grandson, Keene Dewayne James. Survivors are one son, Charles Stone of Okla. City; two daughters, Crisella Holmes and husband Henry of Kingfisher, and Jozet Dawson and husband Jimmy of Okla. City; two sisters, Betty James Brown of Okla. City and Lovie James of Hennessey, and eight grandchildren, Vernon, Charzetta, Arthur, Jalisa, Chelsey, Lexie, Henry and Mackenzie.

Joe D. Maloney

Joe D. Maloney Memorial services for Joe D. Maloney, 70, Hennessey, will be at 2 p.m. Tues., June 26, at First United Methodist Church officiated by Rev. Dr. Jim Hill. Cremation arrangements are by Cordry-Gritz Funeral Home. Joe was born at Hennessey on February 5, 1942 to Izzy and Ada DeSilva Maloney and died Sat., June 23, 2012 at St. Mary’s Regional Hospital in Enid. He was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association and the American Paint Horse Association. Joe is survived by his life companion Darlene Coldren; one son Darin Wade Maloney and wife Stephanie of Manvel, Texas; one daughter Denna Jo Maloney of Bozeman, Montana; one sister Charlene Endecott of Oklahoma City; one brother Terry Maloney of Portales, New Mexico; four step-sons; five step-daughters; twenty-eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. His parents and one brother Dan Maloney preceded him in death. Memorial donations may be made through the funeral home in his name to the American Cancer Society.

Keene Dewayne James

Keene Dewayne James Keene Dewayne James, 21, died Sat., June 16, in Okla. City. His funeral service will be Tues., June 16 at the Kingfisher Assembly of God Church. Burial will follow in the Morrison Cemetery west of Hennessey. Keene was born Jan. 3, 1991 in El Reno to Jozet James-Dawson. He attended schools in Kingfisher and Okla. City. He graduated from John Marshall High School in 2010 and attended Southwestern Christian University on a track scholarship for two years. He was to attend OU this fall. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Barbara James, and his maternal grandfather, Floyd James Jr. died Monday. Survivors include his son, Shaun Triston J.R. James, a step-daughter, Marissa Montgomery and a step-son, Craig Henry, all of Okla. City; his mother, Jozet James Dawson and step-father, Jimmie Dawson of Kingfisher; a sister, Jalisa James of Okla. City; an aunt and uncle, Chris and Henry Holmes Sr. of Kingfisher, and girl friend, Lakisha Montgomery of Okla. City.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Don Fevurly

Don Fevurly Don Fevurly, 82, passed away in Midland, TX on Friday, June 15, 2012. He was born in Easton, Kansas to Halcy Potter Fevurly and Grover Fevurly. Don was a member of First Christian Church in Hennessey, Oklahoma. He was a past Master of the Coronado Lodge #56, a 33rd degree Scottish Rite Mason, a member of Eastern Star and was also a Shriner. Don was a retired Master Sergeant of the Air Force. Don is preceded in death by his wife, Stella Louise Fevurly and his parents, Halcy Potter Fevurly and Grover Fevurly. He is survived by his daughters, Anita Louise Werner and husband Bob of Midland, TX; Cheryl Lynn McCalman and husband Rodney of Cordova, TN; Donna Lynn Rooney and her husband Bob of Flemington, NJ; sister, Maxine Helgeson of Hennessey, Oklahoma; grandson, Brian Haney of Virginia Beach, Virginia; nephew and niece, J.D. and Marie Miller, and many other nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Parkhill Cemetery, 4161 Macon Road, Columbus, GA 31907. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home, 801 Andrews Hwy, Midland, TX 79701 (432)683-5555.

Anthony Clayton "Tony" Riggs

Anthony Clayton "Tony" Riggs Memorial service for Anthony Clayton “Tony” Riggs, 54, Hennessey, are pending with Cordry-Gritz Funeral Home. Cremation arrangements are also by Cordry-Gritz. Tony died Wed., June 6, 2012 at Integris Bass Baptist Health Center in Enid. He was born in Osceola, Ark. Nov. 24, 1957 to Bobby Darrell and Lavena (Tina) Dickerson Riggs. Tony spent his younger years in Arkansas and moved to Hennessey in 1977. He married Becky Fisher in Enid. He was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his mother, Tina Brothers; one daughter, Heather Kurley and husband Kevin; three sons, Dillon Riggs, Tyler Riggs and Cody Riggs; one sister, Tracy Wilcox and husband Gabriel; one brother, Craig Riggs and wife Terri; two stepbrothers, Frank Mendoza and wife Emma, Jimmy Mendoza, and several nieces and nephews.

Kenneth E. Jones

Kenneth E. Jones Kenneth Emerson Jones, 94, died Mon., May 28, 2012 in Henderson, Nev. Funeral service will be held in Whittier Calif. at a later date. Kenny was born Aug. 7, 1917 to Wallace and Desdemonia Jones of Hennessey, the youngest of three children. His parents came to Oklahoma in the Land Run He was a HHS 1935 grad. His father owned a butcher shop on Main Street Hennessey when he was growing up. Following his father’s death, Desdemonia married Dr. Benjamin “Doc” Townsend. Kenny was a warehouse supervisor. In the late 1930s, Kenny moved to California in search of a job. He returned to Oklahoma where he joined the Army/Navy and served in World War II. His name is listed on the Kingfisher County Military Service Memorial. Kenny and his wife, Eloise, were married June 1947 in Quartzsite, Ariz. They had two daughters, Linda Lee Henley and Pamela Ann Childs, four grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Herbert Lee Green

Herbert Lee Green Funeral service for Herbert Lee Green, 81, will be 10 a.m. Friday, June 8, 2012, at Central Assembly of God Church, with Pastor Kevin Ward and Rev. Steve Lance officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery with arrangements by Anderson-Burris Funeral Home. Herbert was born to Owen and Ima (Scott) Green on Aug. 11, 1930, in Briartown, Okla., and passed away Tuesday, June 5, 2012, in Enid. Herbert grew up in Briartown and then served in the U.S. Air Force. On Jan. 25, 1964, he married Iona R. Teske. They made their home in Enid. Herbert worked as a truck driver for Gold Spot Dairy, RC Cola and 7-Up. He later drove for Scheffe and Rick’s Pharmacy. He was a member of Central Assembly of God Church. He is survived by his wife, Iona of the home; daughters, Cathy Watkins and Jean Green, both of Enid, and Linda Richardson and husband Gene of Hennessey; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brother, Carl Green; and sisters, Nancy Reynolds and Billie Fidler, all of California. Herbert was preceded in death by his parents; son, Herbert Jr.; two brothers, Floyd and Doyle; and two grandsons, Shawn Green and Matthew Smith. Memorials are to OMRF, diabetes division. Condolences online at

Bradley Gilbert

Bradley Gilbert A celebration of life for Bradley Gilbert, 29, will be 2 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2012, at Willow View United Methodist church, 3525 W. Purdue, with Rev. Carrell Still officiating. Family visitation will be at the church immediately following the service. A private family burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Ladusau Evans Funeral Home. Bradley left this earthly life and joined Jesus’s Heavenly Band on Monday, June 11, 2012. Bradley was born July 28, 1982, the firstborn of Gil and Lezlie Gilbert. He attended Enid Public Schools, graduating in 2001. He chose to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva. He graduated in 2007 with a bachelor of science in mass communications. He was very proud to go back to his former teachers and show them that, besides academics, they also taught him that through hard work and perseverance you can achieve your dreams. He didn’t know the words “I can’t,” and if he was doubted he would work even harder to prove them wrong. There were three passions that drove Bradley throughout his life: music, photography and success. Bradley started playing the trumpet in sixth grade, when Jesus revealed to Bradley the joy and power of music. He was in band through junior high, high school and college. During his band career he not only marched in numerous marching contests and parades with the Enid High Big Blue Marching Band, he was invited to tour Europe with the Oklahoma Music Ambassadors and marched with the NWOSU Ranger Band in the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Washington, D.C. The final plume in Bradley’s hat was marching with the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corp. the summer of 2004. When starting college he wasn’t sure about a major. While there, he joined the Art Society and discovered the camera. He became known around campus for always having a camera around his neck. His true photographic passion was sports photography ... football games, basketball games, baseball games ... Bradley would be there with his camera in hand. That did not stop after graduation either. When Northwestern played their annual game at David Allen Ballpark in Enid, Bradley would be there capturing the action. After college, he and his parents started Timeless Church Memories. He did portrait photography, taking senior pictures, family photos and created church directories. His landscapes were award winning. His strong work ethic led him to start working at a young age. He continued to work while attending school and following his artistic passions. Because he knew hard work was the key to success, he strived to instill this same drive in the students he had the privilege to work with as Hennessey High School’s assistant band director, where he was employed until his passing. On Sept. 17, 2007, only months after graduating college, Bradley was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. He fought this disease in a way only Bradley could, he never felt sorry for himself, asked “why me” or gave up. He was an inspiration to all of those around him as he took this journey. He appreciated everyone who walked the road with him and gave him support. Bradley was a devout Christian, believing that Jesus Christ was his Lord and Savior. He accepted Christ while attending Community Bible Church in Lahoma. He also attended churches in Alva and Enid, where he placed his membership at Willow Road Christian Church (DOC). As a member of the church he had the blessing of working with the youth. First as assistant director, then becoming the youth director. He also filmed and edited the services for PEGASYS. He attended a Chrysalis Flight and was active in the Enid Area Emmaus Community. Bradley is survived by his parents, Gil and Lezlie Gilbert; brother, Christopher; his little sister, Shawna; and fianceĆ©, Frances McDade, all of Enid; maternal grandmother, Anna Mae Marler; his aunt and uncle, Tim and Denise Graham of Enid; Uncle Don and Dee Newell of North Las Vegas, Nev. He is survived by cousins, Milinda Lowe, Palm Springs, Calif.; Micah and Stephanie Emmerson and sons, Eli and Nathan, Marshfield, Mo.; Jesse and Ashley Emmerson and daughters Macee and Abigayle, and Danny and Aranda Gulick and children, Desiree’, Amber, Blaine and Connor, all of Enid. He is also survived by his best friend, Adam Steuart and wife Nicole of Enid. Surviving him as well are other family members and friends too numerous to mention. Meeting him at the Gates of Eternity are his maternal grandfather, Loy Marler and paternal grandparents, Clarence “Gib” and Esther Gilbert; his Aunt Peggy Marler Newell; and numerous great-aunts and great-uncles. Bradley believed that clothes did not “make the man” and always looked into other’s hearts for the truth. In keeping with this, we are asking that casual attire be worn to the service. In lieu of flowers, Bradley requested memorial donations be made to Willow Road Christian Church (DOC) with Ladusau Evans Funeral Home serving as custodian.

Colleen Kinnett "Connie" Minton

Colleen Kinnett "Connie" Minton Colleen "Connie" Kinnett Minton, 83, passed away Monday, June 18, 2012, in Arlington. Graveside service: 10 a.m. Saturday in Hennessey Cemetery in Hennessey, Okla. Visitation: The family will receive friends and family 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Cordry-Gritz Funeral Home, 500 S. Main St., Hennessey, Okla. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Hospice of Texas, 6100 Western Place, Suite 500, Fort Worth, Texas 76107, 817-870-2795. Connie was born April 11, 1929, in Hennessey, Okla., to Vayne Kinnett and Nina Perigo Kinnett. She graduated from Hennessey High School and married Max W. Minton on April 12, 1947. They lived in Fort Worth for 42 years and have been members of Arborlawn United Methodist Church. She enjoyed reading, playing bridge, traveling and family vacations at Padre Island, and dearly loved her family and grandchildren, who called her Cowpa. Survivors: Her husband of 65 years, Max W. Minton; son, Scott Minton and wife, Kathy, of Duncanville; daughter, Michele Rothschild and husband, Jeff, of Arlington; sister, Wanda Braker of Fort Smith, Ark.; grandchildren, Brad Minton and wife, Sessily, Pvt. 1st Class Michael Minton, Justin Minton, Rachel Rothschild and Sarah Rothschild; great-grandson, Kain Minton; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Geraldine Emerson

Geraldine Emerson Graveside service for Geraldine Emerson, 78, Snyder, will be at 11:00am Thursday in the Hennessey Cemetery, Hennessey, Oklahoma with Rev. Patrick McPherson, Pastor of Kingfisher United Methodist Church, officiating. Geraldine died Sunday in a Snyder nursing home. Burial will be in the Hennessey Cemetery, Hennessey, Oklahoma under the direction of Becker Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Snyder. * The family will greet friends Wednesday evening at the funeral home from 6pm until 7pm. * She was born May 21, 1934 in Marshall, North Carolina to Roy Ernest and Mary (Wyatt) Holt. She married Royce Warren Emerson on November 21, 1965 in Arizona. He passed away in 1993. She enjoyed playing the guitar and bowling. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Snyder. She is survived by her two children, Janet Allison and husband Gary of Morganton, NC, Donna Schulz and husband Greg of Snyder, OK, two brothers, Henry Holt and wife Marzelle of Canton, NC, Wayne Holt and wife Lucille of Spring Creek, NC, six grandchildren, Brandie Foxwell of Morganton, NC, Hans Schulz and Hydn Schulz of Snyder, OK, Kacey Pauline Evans, Johnny Reiger and Jammie Emerson and a great grandson, Tyler Foxwell. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a daughter Linda Holt in 1970, and two brothers, Willie Holt and Ralph Holt.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Nadine (Frakes) Powers

Nadie (Franks) Powers The funeral for Nadine (Frakes) Powers, 76, Hennessey, will be at 10:00 AM Tuesday May 22, 2012 at 132 Bible Church officiated by L. D. Choate. Burial will follow at Hennessey Cemetery. Nadine was born at Hennessey on January 14, 1936 to Merle and Myrtle Haymaker Frakes and died Friday May 18, 2012 at St. Mary’s Regional Hospital in Enid. She graduated from Hennessey High School in 1953. Nadine married Edward Powers in Kingfisher on December 16, 1954. She was a former member of the Hennessey Lioness Club. Nadine is survived by her husband Edward of the home; one daughter Sheryl Watkins and husband Troy of Hennessey; one son Bryan Powers and wife Sue Ann of Edmond; two sisters-in-law Jerry Frakes of Kingfisher, Alma Frakes of Hennessey; seven grandchildren Brandi Bedford and husband David, Lindsey Shimanek and husband Jacob, Ashley Vrska and husband Travis, Bethany Keith, Kyle Watkins all of Hennessey; Dara Lentz, Bryce Powers and wife Jackie all of Edmond; seven great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. Her parents, three brothers and one sister preceded Nadine in death. Memorials may be made in her name to the charity of donor’s choice.

Ruby Jay Seal Gray

Ruby Jay Seal Gray The funeral service for Ruby Gray, age 81, will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 7, 2012 in the Anderson-Burris Chapel with Rev. Steve Meier officiating. Burial will be in Hennessey Cemetery under the direction of Anderson-Burris Funeral Home. Ruby Seal was born August 10, 1930 to Ralph and Lena Seal in the township of Clear Creek in Payne County, and passed away Thursday, May 3, 2012, in Hennessey. Ruby attended Orlando Schools. On June 10, 1948, she married Harold D. Gray at Inola, Kansas. Together they lived in various cities in Northwest Oklahoma as Harold worked in the oilfields. She was a homemaker. Ruby’s passions were gardening, cooking and making candies, especially divinity and peanut brittle. She enjoyed her many grandchildren, and especially loved roses. Ruby is survived by her son Harold Gray and wife Donna of Cushing; daughters, Karen Lohse and husband Bruce of Enid, and DeeAnn Morse and husband Dick of Nash; sister Mrs. John (Edna) Powers of Blackwell; 10 grandchildren: and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Harold, brothers Willard and Larn “Jack” Seal, and grandson Jeremy Wayman. Memorials donations may be made to OMRF – Alzheimer Division or Drummond Fire Department.