- Ada, Oklahoma


March 15, 2014

3/16/14 obituaries

Ada — Robert Norman Jr.

PARIS, Ark. — Graveside services for Robert Jefferson Norman Jr., 88, of Paris, Ark., and formerly of Ada are at 10 a.m. Monday at Rosedale Cemetery. Wayne West will officiate.

Mr. Norman died Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in Paris, Ark.

He was born Nov. 27, 1925, in Stonewall to Robert Jefferson Norman and Emma Jane Boatright Norman. He attended Stonewall schools.

He married Wilma Nadine West on Oct. 4, 1947. She preceded him in death on Nov. 20, 2013, in Fort Smith, Ark.

Mr. Norman delivered ice for Southern Ice in Ada and later was a welder for Sun Oil Company until his retirement. He served in the U. S. Navy during World War II from Jan. 13, 1944, until being honorably discharged April 23, 1946.

Survivors include his daughter, Donna Sue Williams and her husband, B.J., of Ratcliff, Ark.; two granddaughters, Christina Norman of Norman and Rachael Lee and her husband, Jason, of Ada; one grandson, Zackery Williams and his wife, Lisa, of Kathleen, Ga.; and six great-grandchildren, Ava and Naomi Williams, Tylar Lee and Jasie Lee, Lewis Rostron and Jason Rostron.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two sons, Richard Royce Norman and Randall Robert Norman; a grandson, Scott Shea Williams; and four brothers, Jim Norman, Melvin Norman, Alvin Norman and Kenneth Norman.

Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to

Criswell Funeral Home, Ada

William A. Young

William A. “Bill” Young, 66, retired electronic technician and U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran, died Monday, March 10, 2014.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arlan “Spec” and Madge Young; his first wife, Linda, and second wife, Kathy.

Survivors include his fiancée Jenny Gluckman McCracken, and numerous cousins and friends.  

Private services will be held at a later date. Share condolences at

Broadway Mortuary, Wichita, Kan.

Billy Joe Woods

TUPELO — Services for Billy Joe Woods, 81, of Tupelo are pending with Criswell Funeral Home.

Mr. Woods died Saturday, March 15, 2014, at a Tishomingo nursing center.

Criswell Funeral Home, Ada

Alvis McDaniel

ADA — Services for Alvis Lee McDaniel, 80, of Ada are at 2 p.m. Monday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Frank Trent will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. McDaniel died Friday, March 14, 2014, at a Shawnee hospital.

He was born Oct. 11, 1933, at Ada to Leroy and Mae Hughes McDaniel. He lived in this area all his life and graduated from Vanoss High School in 1952. He also attended East Central University.

Mr. McDaniel had been employed at Otasco, Trader Mills, Transcon Lines, Lee Way and Haliburton Freight Services. He was of the Baptist faith and had served in the U. S. Army.

Survivors include a sister, Lawana Cannon, of the home; one brother, Dennis McDaniel and his wife, Deloris, of Oklahoma City; four nephews; three nieces; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Vonda Dees and Kathy Deaton; and two brothers-in-law, Charles Cannon and Orlan Dees.

Bearers will be his nephews.

Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to

Criswell Funeral Home, Ada

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