- Ada, Oklahoma


March 6, 2010

3-5-10 obituaries


ADA — Funeral services for Tressa Vera Crookham, 90, Ada, are 11 a.m. Saturday, March 6,  at Smith-Phillips Funeral Home in Ada. Burial follows at Memorial Park Cemetery in Ada. Officiating is the Rev. Ryan Humble.

Viewing will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 5, at Smith-Phillips Funeral Home.

Mrs. Crookham died Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at an Ada hospital. She was born March 3, 1920, in Byars to Charley Lee Clowdus and Julia Lorene Thompson Clowdus.

She married Lawrence Crookham March 1, 1937,  in Oklahoma City, OK.  He died in June 1946.

Mrs. Crookham  was a homemaker, seamstress and longtime resident of Ada. She was a member of First Free Will Baptist Church in Ada, Rebekah Lodge and Home Extension Club. 

Survivors include four sons,  Lawrence C. Crookham Jr. and his wife Vinita of Garland, Texas, Charles E. Crookham (deceased) and his wife Billie of Lincolnton, Ga, Clyde D. Crookham Sr. and his wife Donna of Benton, Ark., and David L. Crookham Sr. and his wife Jane of Schertz, Texas; a daughter,  Sharon S. Sullivan and her husband Howard of Brawley, Calif; 15 grandchildren, Sondra Ellis, Kim Rhoades, Ricky Crookham, Jerry Crookham, Jonathan Crookham, Kelly Crookham, Jeffrey Crookham, Clyde D. Crookham Jr., Jonathan Crookham, Laura Trent, Rock Timke, Kirk Timke, Lance Timke, Sherri McClelland, and Stacy Arthur; 27 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchilden.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence C. Crookham Sr.; a son, Charles E. Crookham; and her parents, Charley and Julia Clowdus.

Bearers are Steve Clowdus, Robert Crookham, Bobby Rhoades, Charles McClelland, Kirk Timke and Rock Timke.

Online guest books are available at and

Smith-Phillips Funeral Home, Ada

Raymond Lueking Sr.          

MUSTANG — Services for Raymond Charles Lueking Sr., 73, Mustang, are 2 p.m. Saturday, March 6, at Sasakwa School.

Mr. Lueking died Wednesday, March 3, 2010, at an Oklahoma City hospital. He was born May 16, 1933, at St. Bridget, Kan., to Joseph Francis and Mary Agusta Lueking.

He was a retired in 1972 as a master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, and served around the world, including both Korea and Vietnam conflicts. He was also a self-employed farmer and the owner/operator of various oil leases.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Twila; and by a brother, Richard Leuking.

Survivors include three sons, Richard W.,  Michael K., and Raymond C. Lueking Jr.; two daughters, Janet L. Haberman and Bonnie L. Sellman; 12 grandchildren; two sisters, Marylou Boeckman and Rita Krammer; and a brother, Francis Lueking; and many friends and Air Force buddies.

Burial and a graveside service with military honors is planned for April in the Catholic Cemetery at Lillas, Kan.

Cremation arrangements by OK Cremation & Mortuary Service of Oklahoma City.


WYNNEWOOD — Services for Allen Ray Jones, 54, are 2 p.m. Friday, March 5, at DeArman Funeral Home Chapel, Wynnewood. Mr. Jones died March 2, 2010.

DeArman  Funeral Chapel, Wynnewood


ADA — Services for Lois Hughes, 88, Ada, are pending with Criswell Funeral Home. Mrs. Hughes died Thursday, March 4, 2010 at her home.

Criswell Funeral Home, Ada

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