- Ada, Oklahoma


December 18, 2013

Obituaries 12/19/2013



ADA— Graveside services for Crickett Guffey Smith, 83, Ada, are 1p.m. Friday at Byrd’s Prairie Cemetery in Tupelo, the Rev. John Haynes officiating.

Mrs. Smith died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, in Ada. She was born April 4, 1930, in Vidette, Ark., to Gardner Guffey and Eddie Johnson Guffey. She attended schools in Arkansas and Tupelo.

She married Rudolph Smith Jr. Feb. 11, 1949. He died in 1976. Mrs. Smith was a food service supervisor at Jan Frances Nursing Home for 13 years.

Survivors include two sons, Howard Smith of Ada and Tommy Joe Smith of Milburn; three sisters, Fannie Jennings of Ada, Leona Landrith of Sacramento, Calif., and Irene Stonecipher of Ada; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Sandra Miller in 1977; four brothers, Jack, Johnny, H.G. and Curtis; and a sister, Alice Poole.

Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to

Criswell Funeral Home, Ada


ADA —  Services for Delbert Leland Hensley, 81, Ada, were Wednesday at Criswell Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. Jimmy Hoffman officiating.  Graveside interment will be 10 a.m. Friday at Rosedale Cemetery.

Mr. Hensley died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at a local hospital. He was born Dec. 19, 1931, at Weleetka to Delbert Hensley and Helen Bernard Hensley.

He graduated from the Weleetka High School.  

He married Joyce Elaine Robb Aug. 21, 1987, in California. He owned and operated Hamburger King in Ada, and also owned and operated Aaron Manor Residential Care in Ada.  He was also a salesman at Service Chevrolet. He was a member of Homer Baptist Church.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Hensley of the home; three sons, Ben Hensley of California, Steve Hensley of California, and Ron Hensley of California; two daughters, Cheryl Hall of Arkansas, and Shelly Alejandre of California, and one stepson, Brian Rasmussen of Pickett, and one sister, Delberta Kefier of California; and 10 grandchildren

Bearers will be his sons, Ben Hensley, Steve Hensley and Ron Hensley. Honorary bearers will be Glen Walker, Dwight Hart, Billy Huffman, Harral Harbin, Kenneth Kirby, and Dewey McDonald.

Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to

Criswell Funeral Home, Ada


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