- Ada, Oklahoma

December 13, 2007

Obituaries, December 13, 2007


ADA — Services for Jennifer J. New, 27, Ada, are pending with Criswell Funeral Home. Miss New died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007 at a local hospital.

Criswell Funeral Home, Ada

Edythe Clarke

LOCKNEY, Texas — Services for Edythe Laverne Clarke, 85, Lockney, are 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Lockney, Dr. Carl Moman officiating. Burial follows at Lockney Cemetery.

Mrs. Clarke died Dec. 5, 2007, at a hospital Lubbock, Texas. She was born Nov. 6, 1922, to Holiday Myers and Maggie Martin Myers in Ada, Okla.

She married W.O. “Windy” Clarke Aug. 24, 1947, in Gainesville, Texas.

Mrs. Clarke was a teacher for 44 years. She taught the third and fourth grade in Lockney and retired in 1986.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include her husband, W.O. Clarke, Lockney; and two sisters, Ann Tilley, Duncan, Okla., and Bobbie Summers, Ada.

Family suggest memorials be made to The American Cancer Society, 3411 73rd St., Lubbock, TX.

Moore-Rose Funeral Home, Lockney


HICKORY — Graveside services for Charles Stout, 88, Hickory, are 1 p.m. Saturday at Hickory Cemetery, the Rev. Terry Neal officiating.

Mr. Stout died Dec. 12, 2007, at Sulphur. He was born Feb. 27, 1919, at Commerce to Austin Franklin and Hattie Mae Stout.

He spent his early life in Missouri and lived in Hickory for 47 years where he sold insurance for National Life Insurance Company. He also owned Stout Salvage in Hickory.

He married Ruth VanOrden in May 1961 at Sherman, Texas. She died Feb. 18, 2004.

Mr. Stout was preceded in death by his parents, wife and two sons, Ronnie Stout and Jim mCrumb.

Survivors include four daughters, Linda Crawford, Hickory, Bonnie Hunt, Midwest City, Charlene Redding, Rogers, Ark., and Patsy Hess, Tulsa; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

DeArman’s Clagg Funeral Home, Sulphur


TACOMA, Wash. — Services for Lorene Pearl Neal, 92, Tacoma, Wash., formerly of Ada, are 2 p.m. Friday at Calvary Pentecostal Holiness Church, the Rev. Frank Trent will officiate. Burial will follow at Lightning Ridge Cemetery.

Mrs. Neal died Monday, Dec. 10, 2007, at Tacoma, Wash. She was born May 10, 1915, at Maud to John Bent and Laura Hall McCraw.

She attended school at Maud. Mrs. Neal was ordained a minister in the Pentecostal Church in 1947. She pastored churches at Eloy, Glendale and Avondale, Ariz., at Pacific Beach, Calif., and Lookeba, Okla. Later, she was involved in evangelistic work. She moved to the Tacoma, Wash., area in 2000 from Ada.

She married Ernest Neal in 1933 at Sulphur. He died in 1974, at Flagstaff, Ariz.

Survivors include a daughter, Ernestine Dunn and husband Jesse, Gig Harbor, Wash.; a son, Ronald Lee Neal and wife Dena, Crystal Springs, Fla.; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, James Russell Neal and Roger Neal.

Criswell Funeral Home, Ada


ADA — Services for Christopher Wayne Gum, infant, are 1 p.m. Friday at Centrahoma Cemetery, Centrahoma. The infant was born and died Dec. 8, 2007, at Ada.

Smith-Phillips Funeral Home, Ada


ADA — Services for Leslie L. Gipson, 52, Ada, are 10 a.m Saturday at Smith-Phillips Funeral Home. Officiating will be Tony Poe. A wake service will be 7 p.m. Friday at Smith-Phillips Funeral Home, Ada, officiating will be Randy Wade. Burial will be at Seeley Blue Cemetery near Connerville.

Mr. Gipsond ied Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007, at a hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born Dec. 13, 1954, in Ada to Andrew Gipson and Minnie Carter Gipson.

He married Mary Shields Dec. 13, 1980, at Mitchell Memorial United Methodist Church in Ada.

He graduated from Stonewall High School in 1973 and attended Haskell Indian Junior College. He was employed by the Chickasaw Nation. He was a member of Yellow Springs Methodist Church near Jesse. He was a lifelong resident of Ada and member of Pontotoc Little Bucks softball team.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Gipson, of the home; a son, Alan Gipson, Ada; his mother, Minnie Gipson, Ada; three brothers, James Gipson, Espanola, N.M., Billy Gipson, Sasakwa, and Shawn Gipson, Ada; two sisters, Barbara Martinez, Richardson, Texas, and Vonda Tyson, Pontotoc.

He was preceded in death by his father, Andrew Gipson, and his grandparents Watson and Frances Carter.

Bearers are Darrell Gipson, Skip Wisdom, Kevin Wisdom, Roy Key, Stacy Imotichey and Jimmy Coddy.

Honorary bearerse are Loy Dale Davis, Buzz Brown, Rance Imotichey, Terry Nichols, Jeff Davis and Kent Shiels.

Smith-Phillips Funeral


BYNG — Memorial services for Rickey Neal “Rick”, 50, and Sandra Janett “Sandy” Woodward, 49, Byng, are 11:00 a.m. Friday at Trinity Baptist Church, Rev. Jasper Ligon will officiate.

Mr. and Mrs. Woodward died Sunday, December 9, 2007 near Okemah, Oklahoma. Rick was born August 29, 1957 at Ada, Oklahoma to Cecil Earl and Birtie Lee Boren Woodward. He lived in this area all his life and attended Homer Elementary and graduated from Byng High School in 1975. He attended Oklahoma State University. Sandy was born August 1, 1958 at Santa Ana, California to Alan and Betty Bryant Waldenville. She attended elementary school at a U. S. Military Base in Yokosuka, Japan. She moved to this area in the summer of 1975 and graduated from Ada High School in 1976. She attended East Central University and the Pontotoc County Vo-Tech.

They were married on July 31, 1976 at Lovelady Baptist Church. Mr. Woodward was the owner and operator of Rick's Body Shop in Byng, He was a member of the Pontotoc County Fair Board, where he was a longtime supporter of the County Livestock Show, and a member of ABC Bowling League. Mrs. Woodward was the secretary for the Continuing Education Department at East Central University. They were members of New Bethel Baptist Church, where Sandy was a member of the Baptist Women. Mrs. Woodward was also active in scrapbooking and she was the best birthday card maker ever!!

Survivors include two daughters, Carrie Ann Griffin and husband Gaylon, Ada, and Emily Gayle Sharp and husband J. B., Dickson; a granddaughter, Rae Anna Griffin, Ada; her parents, Alan and Betty Waldenville, Norman; his mother, Birtie Lee Scroggins, Ada; her brother, Arthur Waldenville, II and wife Libby, Norman; his brother, Nicky Woodward and wife Regina, Steedman; his sister, Vickie Delozier and husband Roger, Byng; three nephews, Bryan and Scott Waldenville, Norman, and Calem Woodward, Steedman; three nieces, Christie Horton, Ada, Cassie Goodwin, Ada, and Caitlin Woodward, Steedman; and two great nieces.

Rick was preceded in death by his father, Cecil Earl Woodward.

Honorary bearers will be employees of Rick's Body Shop, Bronson “Bob” Roppel, Shane Russell “Bill” Whitlock, Charlie “Uncle Charlie” Woodward, and also Larry Bryant, Rick Wetherill, George Roppel, Kevin Nickel, Dennis Cavins, Lyle Henderson, John Little, Russell Brundridge, Jim Price, Tex Seymour, Tommy Key, Jerry “Pockets” Nelson, and Dennis Clymer.

Rick and Sandy were generous and friendly to everyone they met. They loved God. They loved each other, and they leave behind a legacy of love.

Criswell Funeral Home, Ada