- Ada, Oklahoma

January 4, 2014

Jan. 5, 2014 obituaries

Ada — Murl Welch

MIDWEST CITY — Services are pending for Murl Welch, 90.

Mr.  Welch died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, in Midwest City.

Smith-Phillips Funeral Home, Ada

Ruth Pritchard

SULPHUR — A graveside service for Ruth M. Pritchard, 79, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Dolberg Cemetery northeast of Sulphur.

Mrs. Pritchard died Friday, Jan. 3, 2014.

DeArman’s Clagg Funeral Home, Sulphur

Mary Smith

ADA — Memorial services for Mary Catherine Smith, 55, of Ada, are at 2 p.m. Monday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Derek Altom will officiate.

Ms. Smith died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at a local hospital.

She was born Jan. 17, 1958, at Ada to Harold Wayne and Mary Jo Wilcoxson Choate. She attended Francis grade school and graduated from Byng High School.

Ms. Smith was a seamstress for Wrangler.

Survivors include a daughter, Rachel Smith Huff of Tupelo; three grandchildren, Colby Smith, Chloe Smith and Courtney Huff; a sister, Cheryl Fowler and her husband, Eddie, of Francis; and three nephews, James Fowler, Jamie Fowler and Gary Fowler and his wife, Amber.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to

Criswell Funeral Home, Ada

Anna Edwards

ADA — Graveside services for Anna Elaine Edwards, infant daughter of Trey and Lindsey Edwards, were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Rosedale Cemetery.

Anna was born and died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, in Norman.

Survivors include her parents, Trey and Lindsey Shores Edwards, of the home; a brother, Drew Emerson Edwards, of the home; her maternal grandparents, Stanley and Lisa Shores of Allen; her paternal grandparents, Dr. Benny and Rita Edwards of Ada; uncle, Clayton Edwards of Ada; two aunts, Lesli Barrett and husband, Fred, of Ada, and Kayli Diamond and husband, Grant, of Geneva, Ill.; maternal great-grandparents, Luke and Betty Neely, Ada, and Donald and Wanda Shores, Ada; paternal great-grandparents, Benny and Sammy Edwards, Ada, and Lanora Roberson, Ada, and numerous other family and friends.

Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to

Criswell Funeral Home, Ada