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March 1, 2014

3/1/2014 Obituaries

Ada — Thomas Ressel

ADA — Services for Thomas Keith Ressel, 81, of Ada, are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Homer Baptist Church, 19358 County Road 1533 Loop, Ada. The Rev. Harold Ware will officiate.

Mr. Ressel died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in his home at Ada.

He was born, Jan. 6, 1933, the 11th child of Harry and Clara (Harris) Ressel on a farm south of O’Neill Nebraska. Graduating from O’Neill High School in 1950, he enlisted in the Army at the outbreak of the Korean War. He received an honorable discharge in 1954 as a Sergeant First Class.

While in the service, he married Norma Cullen. To this union were born four children: Ricky, Vincent, Ramona Palmer and Kathleen King.

Early in their married life Tom and Norma committed their life to the Lord, to the church, and to his family. Husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he will be dearly missed.

Survivors include his four children, nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Smith-Phillips Funeral Home, Ada

Juanita Capps

ADA — Jauanita Lizabeth Capps, 76, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at Ada. She was born Aug. 5, 1037 in Owlcreek to Roy and Lena Hatton.

She married Doil Hatton Aug. 5, 1954 and lived in Ada since 1959.

Surivivors include two sons, Doil Capps Jr., Ada and Dennis Capps of the home; daughter Debby Capps, Vanoss; five brothers, Gerald Hatton, Doug Hatton, Pat Hatton, Ray and Bill Hatton; three sisters, Oletha Covington, Freda Johnson and Darlene Chambers; two granddaughters, Christy Goss and Cindy Greenwood; and three great grandchildren, Madison, Natalie and Jameson.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and four brothers, Leon, Leroy, J.B. and Richard Hatton.

Condolences can be made online at

Smith-Phillips Funeral Service, Ada

Elba Jean Latham

ADA-Services for Elba Jean Norwood Latham, 90, of Ada, are pending with Criswell Funeral Home. Mrs. Latham died Friday, February 28, 2014 at a local nursing home.

Criswell Funeral Home, Ada

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