Funeral services for Georgia Jones, 74, lifelong Clinton resident, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, officiated by Rev. Dale Nease. Burial will conclude in the Clinton Cemetery, under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.
Georgia Ann (Terrell) Jones was born August 27, 1940 to Harold E. and Rose (Koch) Terrell in Clinton, Oklahoma and passed away Thursday, April 23, 2015 in the Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City, OK.
Georgia was raised in Clinton and graduated from Clinton High School in 1958. She was soon married to Bruce Jones on June 20, 1958 in Wheeler, TX. She worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company as a phone operator and with her husband with Dean Jones Construction Company. She and Bruce were in the rental business for a number of years. He preceded her in death on December 26, 1992. She began working in security with Bar S Foods and medically retired in 2008.
She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, she loved to read and was an avid fan of "The Voice."
She was preceded in death by her dad; a sister, Ella Mae Terrell; son in law, Shawn D'Cruz and a nephew, Terry Jones.
She is survived by two daughters, Donna Kay Szedeli and husband, Steve of Clinton, Delberta McCollum and husband, Duane of Duncan, OK; son, Bruce Jones, Jr. and wife Feleischia of El Reno, OK; her mother, Rose Terrell of Clinton; sister, Clara Lantz of Clinton; brother, Bucky Terrell and wife, Louise of Azusa, CA; brother in law, Dale Jones and wife, Roberta of Clinton.
She is also survived by eleven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will start at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, April 26, 2015.
DEE DEE WRASPIR
A service for Deborah "Dee Dee" Dawn Wraspir, 54, will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 27, 2015 at First Christian Church, Clinton, OK. Officiating will be Doyle Kinney, with burial to follow at Clinton Cemetery, Clinton. Visitation at Stanley Lee Funeral Home will start Saturday, April 25, 2015, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 26, 2015, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Family will be present for visitation on Sunday, 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Dee Dee was born June 17, 1960 in Clinton, Oklahoma to Richard and Annette Dodge. She passed away in her home on April 22, 2015 in Clinton, OK. She married her husband, Darren Wraspin in 1981.
She was raised in Clinton, OK and is a graduate of the class of 1978. She was employed by the Clinton Indian Health Center.
She truly loved spending time with her family and grandkids. Her many interests included riding motorcycles, bowling, camping and being outdoors.
Survivors include her husband, Darren of the home; two daughters, Jamie Hendrix and husband, Zack of Norman, Amber Hutson of Clinton; two sons, Kyle Wraspir of Norman and Nicholas Wraspir and wife, Rosie of Clinton; nine grandchildren, Mikah, Andrew, Arissa, Paige, Devin, Taryn, Finley, Abrianna, Izaias and another on the way; a sister, Robin Bolar and husband, Rick of Weatherford; two brothers, Jason Dodge and Chris Dodge, both of Clinton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Jerri Bell and Stefanie Dodge and one son, Brian Hutson.
Joe Kelly, 72, of Cordell and Dill City, died on April 20, 2015. Services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, April 24, 2015 at the Cordell High School Auditorium, under the direction of Musick Varner Funeral Home.
Funeral services for Henry "Hank" Svitak, 91, of Bessie, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 20, 2015 at Herald Mennonite Church in Bessie, OK. Burial will follow at Herald Mennonite Cemetery, under the direction of Musick Varner Funeral Home.
Hank Svitak was a mechanic and died on April 18, 2015.
Graveside services for Tommy Blackbird, 87, of Butler, have been set for 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 17, 2015 at the Butler Cemetery in Butler, OK, under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.
Tommy was born July 17, 1927 in Stilwell, OK to William and Carrie (Guinn) Blackbird and passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015 in Cordell, Oklahoma.
Tommy was raised in eastern Oklahoma and attended school there, he worked hard his whole life as a farm hand. He moved to Butler, OK in 1971. He enjoyed building bird houses and fishing.
Tommy was preceded in death by both parents; his wife, Gladys; five sisters, Leora Murphy, Judy Brewer, Oleta Bunch, Louisa Blackbird and Georgia Ward.
He is survived by his daughter, Shirley Hubbard of Tahlequah; two step daughters, Geogena Ray of Elk City and Mary Bradley of Ft. Walton Beach, FL; one son, Kenneth Blackbird of Tahlequah; three stepsons, Dick Gray of Butler, Lester Gray of Sayre and Billy Baker of Elk City.
MICHAEL A. JACKSON
Funeral services for Michael A. Jackson, 57, will be Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at The First United Methodist Church in Cordell, OK. Michael Jackson, of Cordell, was a regulatory chemical consultant and died on April 12, 2015. Funeral services are under the direction of Musick Varner Funeral Home of Cordell.
DIXIE LOU ISAAC
Funeral services for Dixie Lou Isaac, 59, Clinton resident, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 15, 2015 in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, officiated by Rev. Dale Nease. Burial will conclude in the Clinton Cemetery, under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.
Dixie Lou Isaac was born October 4, 1955 to Sydney E. Abbot and Mary (Kezzer) Abbott in Oxford, Nebraska and passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015 in the Clinton Regional Hospital emergency room.
Dixie was raised in Nebraska, Tennessee and California. She was married to Dennis Isaac May 3, 1975 in Westerville, NE. They had made their home in California, where she was very involved in her children's school activities, acting as PTA president, homeroom teacher and she served as Girl Scout leader. They moved to Oklahoma and settled in Clinton in 1989. She had worked for various families doing domestic type work and she cooked for her church at Cumberland Presbyterian.
She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, serving in many capacities; she was a Sunday school teacher, worked in the nursery, as well as helping with the teenagers.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Gary Abbott and a son, Jesse Isaac.
She is survived by her husband, Dennis of the home; daughter, Misty McKellips and husband, Brandon of Elk City; a son, Dennis Isaac, Jr. of Clinton; four sisters, Grace Shelafoe and husband Roger of AR, Billie Jo Peters of Clinton, Kathy Dudek and husband, Michael of Cordell and Patty Munoz of AR; three brothers, Tony Abbott and wife, Donna of Covington, GA, Donnie Abbott of GA and Scott Abbott of Omaha, NE.
She is also survived by five grandchildren, Bryce, Brock, Jocilyn, Madison, Hannah and Grant.
RAYBURN J. ORANGE, SR.
Funeral services for Rayburn J. Orange, Sr., 59, Hammon resident, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 14, 2015 in the Hammon Fellowship Community Church, officiated by Rev. Dolan Ivey and Rev. Mona Bearshield. Burial will conclude in the Hammon Indian Mennonite Cemetery, under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.
There will be an all-night Wake Service at 7:00 p.m., Monday, April 13, 2015 in the Hammon Indian Community Building.
Rayburn Joe Orange, Sr. was born February 12, 1956 to Joseph Orange, Sr. and Nadine (Fingernail) Orange in Clinton, Oklahoma and passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015 in the Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City.
Rayburn was raised in Hammon, where he graduated from high school in 1976. He was employed with the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribe of Oklahoma. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp and served in the Philippines, as well as Japan. After his honorable discharge, he returned to Oklahoma and worked with an oil pipeline company in Tulsa, OK for about 10 years. He moved back to Western Oklahoma, settling in Hammon. He served the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribe as a fire fighter. He also worked other various jobs for the tribe. He was well known for his art and sculpture work and specialized in buffaloes. He also made knives. He was married to Theda Whiteshirt on June 24, 2011 at the Redmoon Pow Wow Grounds in Hammon, OK.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Rayburn Orange, Jr.; two brothers, Bruce Fingernail and Joseph Orange, III and a sister, Frances Bearbow.
He is survived by his wife, Theda of the home, adoptive mother Merle Big Medicine-Lopez of El Reno; four sister, Sandra Racelis, Jolene Orange, Johanna Orange, Carmen Orange and Rachel Candy; two brothers, Gordon Orange and Victor Orange, all of Hammon.
He is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Gwendolyn Merrill-Luckett, 82, Clinton resident, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 13, 2015 in the Broadway Heights Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Truman Smith and Rev. George Knapp. Burial will conclude in the Clinton Cemetery, under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.
Gwen passed away Thursday Morning in the Integris Clinton Regional Hospital.
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