Obituaries

Thu
29
Nov

Dorislene (Mose) Morgan

Dorislene (Mose) Morgan, 66, passed away on Saturday Nov. 24, 2018, at Ada, Okla. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., (today) Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, at The Chickasaw Nation Community Center of Ardmore, Okla., with the Rev. Vincent Baptiste officiating. Interment to follow at McMillan Cemetery, McMillan, Okla.

Dorislene was born in Ardmore, Okla., on Sept. 30, 1952, to Dorsey Mose and Anita (Palmer) Mose. She attended Lebanon Schools and later Madill Schools, where she graduated in the Class of 1970. Dorislene earned her associate degree from Murray State College. She continued her education at Okmulgee Tech in culinary arts. While attending, she represented the school in a beauty pageant and won.

Following her time in school, Dorislene worked at the Little Brownie Cookie Factory. In 1992, she went to work for the Chickasaw Nation and was there for over 26 years.

Wed
21
Nov

Merrie Sue Pease

Merrie Sue Pease, 73, of Madill, Okla., Passed away on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Joseph L. Pease; four children, her son: Joseph L. Pease II and wife, Sharlene, of Madill, Okla.; her daughters: Tammela S. Hope and husband, Ronnie, of Sanger, Texas; Wendie M. Ewertz and husband, TJ, of Colwich, Kan.; Lynnette L. Miliara, of Madill, Okla.; eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

There will be a celebration of life at the Kingston Church of Christ, Kingston, Okla., on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. She loved family, life, and the flag. Patriotic colors will be appreciated.

Thu
15
Nov

William Robert Black

William Robert Black, 71, of Tishomingo, Okla., passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. Memorial services are 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in the Chapel at Tishomingo Funeral Home. (Tishomingo Funeral Home

Thu
15
Nov

Milo Paul “Bob” Coleman Jr

Milo Paul “Bob” Coleman Jr., 73, of Mannsville, Okla., passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Services were 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, at Watts Memorial Chapel, Madill. (Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Madill)

Thu
08
Nov

Thomas, Jackie Roy

Thomas, Jackie Roy, 62 of Wayne, Okla., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. No services are planned at this time. (Tishoming Funeral Home)

Thu
08
Nov

Willie James Holmes

Willie James Holmes, 63, of Madill, Okla., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, at his home in Madill. He was born on Aug. 24, 1955, in Durant, Miss., to the late Sims Henry Holmes and Maude Prince Holmes. Willie was raised in Durant, Miss., and moved to Tulsa, Okla., where he worked at Hillcrest Medical Center for 30 years. He moved to Ardmore, Okla., where he worked for the Veterans Center and was currently working at the Carter County Courthouse in maintenance. Willie married Sony Joan Gordon on June 20, 1997. They moved to Madill in 2016. He was a deacon at the Church of Christ. He enjoyed working in the yard, helping people, and enjoying life.

Thu
08
Nov

Joe Ray Wenthold

Joe Ray Wenthold, 80, of Kingston, Okla., passed away Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at the hospital in Durant, Okla. He was born on Sept. 6, 1938, in Elk City, Okla., to the late George Wenthold and Evelyn Kathleen Kalhoffer Wenthold. He was raised in Oklahoma City, Okla., and graduated from the Capital Hill High School in 1956. Joe worked as a mechanic at Murphy and Perkins, Mistletoe Express, City Services and Oxy Oil and Gas for 17 years. He was married to Janelle Wenthold for 27 years, and she preceded him in death in 1987. He married Kathleen Porter on June 24, 1989, in Oklahoma City. He retired and moved to Kingston in 1998. Joe was a member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Madill and enjoyed gardening, wine making, fishing, and being around his grandkids.

Thu
08
Nov

Walter Lee Parks

Walter Lee Parks joined his family in heaven on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, at home after a long battle with bladder cancer. Walter was born Jan. 14, 1943, to the late Lee and Waunice Parks who resided near Robert Lee in Coke County, Texas. He graduated from Central High in San Angelo, Texas, attended San Angelo College, attained a BBA at the University of Texas, and a MA at Oklahoma University in Norman, Okla. He served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1967 through 1973 at the Naval Space Surveillance System in Dahlgren, Va. He was honorably discharged as Lieutenant U.S.N.R. in 1973. Walter worked for Xerox and General Motors, then owned and operated Park’s Goldsmith for 15 years in San Angelo, Texas. Later he moved to the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex where he owned and operated MasterTech Roofing. He retired to Lake Texoma in 2015, from the automotive parts delivery business. In 1968, he married Pamela Turner. They were married 22 years and had one son, Trevor D. Parks.

Thu
01
Nov

Jean Campbell Pyeatt (Purvis

Jean Campbell Pyeatt (Purvis) passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, at her home at the age of 95. She was born on Aug. 25, 1923, to Arthur Purvis and Rebecca Jane Campbell Purvis. Jean was the youngest child of her parents. She graduated from Patton Academy in 1941. In 1942, she went to Washington D.C. to work for the government, going over later to the Pentagon building, working for Adjutant General in Secret and Confidential files. She met her Navy man, Alford Lavon Pyeatt in Washington D.C., married in 1944. In 1945, she moved to Los Angeles, Calif., where her husband was working. She worked in several places while there. In 1962, they moved to Oregon, and spent 25 years there before retiring from the Newport Police Department. She and her husband traveled around the states, Canada, and Mexico, deciding to settle down in Kingston, Okla., where they purchased a small farm. In 2002, Mr. Pyeatt passed. She continued to live on the farm until 2014, then moved to Baptist Village.

Thu
01
Nov

Jeffrey Lee Vitte

Lillie Mae Hatter, 81, of Madill, Okla., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, at the hospital in Madill. She was born on Feb. 18, 1937, in Batiste, Okla., to the late Virgall Wyatt and Bessie Cottrell Wyatt. Lillie was raised in Cherryhill, Ark., where she attended school. She also lived in Washington before moving to Madill in 1993. Lillie married Emmitt Hatter on Oct. 31, 1967, in Clarksville, Texas. She worked as a nurses aide in Ardmore, Okla., before going to work at the Brookside Nursing Center in Madill where she retired in 1999. Lillie enjoyed making quilts for the grandkids, cross-stitching, making candies and Christmas ornaments. She loved camping and her family.

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