- Ada, Oklahoma

April 28, 2010


Ada Evening News

Ada —

ADA — Services for Farrell Frank Donaghey, 75, Ada, are 10 a.m. Friday at Criswell Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. Bob Langston will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery.

Mr. Donaghey died Tuesday, April 27, 2010,  at a local hospital. He was born April 14, 1935,  at Ada to Gorham and Alleyne Lindley Donaghey.

He lived in Ada all his life, attended Irving school and graduated from Ada High School in 1954.

He married Melba Jane Rives on Sept. 15, 1956. She  died June 17, 1997.

Mr. Donaghey was the former co-owner of Donaghey Greenhouse for many years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, a former youth baseball coach and a member of the Ada Lodge 1640 Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.

Survivors include three sons, Jamie Donaghey and wife Prissy, Burdette, Texas, Bart Donaghey and wife Teresa, Roff, and Milt Donaghey and wife Kelley, Ada; a brother, Jerry Donaghey and wife Norma, Ada; an uncle, Milton "Junior" Lindley, Cromwell; eight grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one step-great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Judy Carole Donaghey in 1954.

Bearers will be Buddy Henley, Gene Thomas, Scott Poe, Bruce Brents, Craig Thompson and Kenneth Roberts.

An Online guestbook is available at

Criswell Funeral Home, Ada