The Ada News
Services for Frances Sue “Fannie Sue” Caldwell, 87, Stonewall are 10 a.m. Saturday at Criswell Funeral Home Chapel, the Revs. Richard Dickerson and Donny Jacob officiating. Burial follows at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. The family is receiving friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Criswell Funeral Home.
Mrs. Caldwell died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at an Ada nursing home. She was born July 19, 1925 at home in the Fairview Community near Stonewall to John Polk Sr. and Pearl Lee Mote Polk. She attended grade school at Fairview and graduated from Stonewall High School in 1942.
She married Ralph E. "Billy Ralph" Caldwell Nov. 21, 1942. He died Dec. 31, 1977.
Mrs. Caldwell was a homemaker and rancher. She was a member of People’s Electric Cooperative Board of Directors, a member of the Women’s Farm Bureau, and a volunteer at Stonegate Nursing Home. She was a member of the Lula Firebugs and had served as treasurer for the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Caldwell was a longtime member of Stonewall Church of Christ.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas Wayne and Teri Caldwell, Naples, Fla., and Taylor Polk and Paula Caldwell, Stonewall; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan Pearl and Marlin McKay, Stonewall; a sister and brother-in-law, Bessie Lee and Bill Newport, Stonewall; six grandchildren, Robert Lee Caldwell and Sarah Elizabeth Caldwell, both of New Hampshire; John Hunter McKay and wife Helen of Tupelo; Talia Fawn McKay Kerr and husband Luke of Ada; Zachary Taylor Caldwell, Arlington, Va.; and Billy Ralph Caldwell, Eufaula; three step-grandchildren, Derek Colungo, Tahleetha Vietzke and Brooke Colungo, all of Stonewall; numerous great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother, John Polk Jr.; a sister, Mary Ellen Dorley; and a grandson, Edward Wayne Caldwell.
Bearers are Marlin McKay, Taylor Caldwell, Tom Caldwell, Mike Newport, Bobby Newport, Billy Charles Newport, John McKay, Luke Kerr, Billy Ralph Caldwell, and Bobby Caldwell.
Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to criswellfh.com.