Archive - 2011 - Obituary
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.
Veneda Beatrice Latham was born November 6, 1923 in Bokchito to Jesse James and Jewel (Hamlin) McCarty. She passed from this life August 30, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 87. Veneda had been a member of Darwin Baptist Church for many years. She married William David Latham in 1955. Veneda enjoyed caring for her family & cooking, especially for large holiday gatherings. She loved to sew and made most of her own clothes and several items for her friends. In her younger years, she enjoyed taking a drive and doing some local traveling with her family.
Edna Mae Blackwell was born October 28, 1939 in Miller, to Lloyd and Dora Mae (Cochran) Orm. She passed from this life August 20, 2011 in Owasso, at the age of 71. Edna married Bill McGuire on July 31, 1955. They were married until his passing on November 20, 1982. Edna married again, to Druce Blackwell, on May 5, 1984 in Antlers. They remained married until he too passed away in Waldron, Arkansas in 1995. Edna graduated from Professional Seamstress School, and she was a member of the Gospel Light Baptist Church of Charleston, South Carolina.
Stephen Todd Higby was born October 19, 1963 in Benton, AR., to Robert and Sharon (Henningsen) Higby. He passed from this life August 14, 2011 in Antlers at the age of 47. Todd and Joyce Martinez had been married for over 24 years, and they had lived in the Antlers area for the past 17 years. Todd enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was an active participant of the local Boy Scouts. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Nancy Sue Melton Cook passed from this life on Thursday, August 4, 2011 at the age of 69. She was born on December 17, 1941 in Della to the late James and Edna Mae (Denton) Melton. Sue married Douglas Alton Cook on June 21, 1963. She was a member of the Rebekahs, where she held several offices in Texas and Nevada and was a flag bearer at a national convention.