Archive - Sep 2011 - Obituary
Jack Clay was born on August 3, 1922 in Durant to Arthur and Nora Clay. He passed from this life September 21, 2011 in Talihina at the age of 89. Jack came to Sobol around the age of 14 to work as a ranch hand where he met and fell in love with Ann Noel. He and Ann were married for 58 years until her passing. In 1942, he was drafted into the United States Army and served during World War II in the European Theater. He fought with the 10th Armored Division as a Tech 4 at the Battle of the Bulge.
Jessie Harold Taylor was born April 25, 1958 in Sobol to Wilson and Deloris (Billy) Taylor. He passed from this life September 23, 2011 in Hugo at the age of 53. Jessie Taylor married Angela Luper in Goodwater on February 3, 2006. The most important people in his life were his wife, girls, and his large family that he loved spending time with. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, and hunting. He was a shade tree mechanic, carpenter, and all around handy man.
Nola Versie Jackson was born April 16, 1918 in Glenwood, AR., to Jasper D. and Lou Ada Jane (Adams) Adcock. She passed from this life September 24, 2011 in Paris, TX, at the age of 93. Nola Versie Adcock married George Benjamin Jackson in Hugo on May 27, 1939 and together they raised three boys. She lived in this area all of her life and was a member of the First Assembly of God in Rattan. She enjoyed quilting, singing, cooking, and loved playing with her grandkids and great grandkids.
Thelma Jean Hamilton was born April 19, 1927 in Moore, AR., to Eddie and Dora (Kindlyn) Humphrey. She passed from this life September 17, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 84. Thelma Humphrey married Burnerd Hamilton November 6, 1943 in Lodi, CA., and together they raised three children. Thelma was an Associate Pastor with Reverend Andy Reed at the Finley Assembly of God for 10 years. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church of God where she was licensed to preach. Thelma enjoyed singing gospel music with the Hamilton Family Group, which she founded, and playing the guitar.
Leon Black was born October 31, 1925, in Soper to William F. and Rosa Ganuary (Kiser) Black. He passed from this life September 12, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 85. Leonâ€™s family was tenant farmers around the Soper area. He began grade school at Atlas, and their final move was to Nelson where Leon entered the fourth grade with Ms. Damon Antwine, (Roger later had her in first grade), and they were able to purchase a farm of their own. Leon completed high school in Soper where he took courses for flight navigator, but he failed the military physical because of his heart murmur.
William Riley Seale, Jr. was born November 16, 1944 in Pauls Valley to William Riley and Rosa Lee (Ivy) Seale. He passed from this life September 2, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 66. Riley had a love for life and enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing pool and spending time with family and friends. Riley was preceded in death by his father: Riley Seale, Sr.; mother: Rosa Lee Srote; sister: Neva Milam; and his grandmother: Phoebe Seale.
Terry John White was born September 7, 1963 in Antlers to Delbert Gene and Ima Jean (Hunt) White. He passed from this life September 1, 2011 in Oklahoma City at the age of 47. Terry was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed drawing, fishing, and working on cars. He loved spending time with his family and friends. Terry was preceded in death by his father: Delbert Gene White; two brothers: Frankie Dunlap and Leon White; and a sister: Deborah Ann White.
Thomas Olden Wade was born November 24, 1930 in Sardis to Lawrence Olden and Effie Lena (Carollton) Wade. He passed from this life August 24, 2011, in Durant at the age of 80. Thomas served his country in the United States Marine Corps, working his way up to Sergeant. He married Neta Fay Labor in Wilburton in 1951. Together, they had two daughters before parting ways. Thomas retired from the Dallas Police Department where he worked for many years as an investigator. He later married Guinda Homer in Arkansas.
Joyce Marie Mullin was born April 8, 1934 in Moyers and spent most of her life in the Neosho area.Â Joyce passed from this life on August 25, 2011 at Freeman West Hospital, following a lengthy illness at the age of 77. She was a homemaker, loved to cook and can and was a member of the DAV Auxiliary and Silvermoon Full Gospel Church.Â She married Wallace D. Thrasher, who preceded her in death and then married Arthur J. Mullin on Nov. 12, 1966 in Neosho, MO., and he preceded her in death on September 29, 1988.Â She was also preceded in death by a son, Bill L.